Welcome

Classes: Pre-Algebra 7, American Republic 7, World History 11, U.S. Government 12 (1st semester), Economics 12 (2nd semester)

Key Verse: Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Expectations:
1. Respect the Lord and His Word
2. Respect the rights and thoughts of others
3. Respect school property and rules
4. Respect yourself – do your best

Goals:
1. Love the Lord and His Word
2. Maturity (Growth) – as a believer and a student to be prepared to be used of God
a. Spiritually     b. Character   c. Academic

Grading:
1. History classes – 40% tests, 35% quizzes, 25% homework
2. Math classes – 50 % tests, 50 % homework

Synopsis of classes:

American Republic: Students will study important events and movements in light of American core values: freedom, individualism, equality, and growth.  Students will also receive opportunities for worldview evaluation as they read the viewpoints of American Christians as they lived through these events.  Students will see God’s providence through the major areas of U.S. history and be able to recognize major individuals of our history including their roles in the past and lessons for today.

Pre-Algebra:  We will be concentrating on math terms, rules, and principles to ground students in their math abilities and to prepare them for success in Algebra I.

U.S. History: The class begins with an overview of the Age of Explanation and events in Europe that prompt many Europeans to travel to the New World. It ends with the major developments in foreign domestic policies of the Cold War era and the major social and economic developments in contemporary America. Its primary goal is to give the high school students a solid foundation of knowledge concerning the heritage of America from a Biblical worldview.

Government – Beginning with a Biblical view of government and a look at America’s success, our first chapters deal with a short history of our government.  We will then focus on constitutional terms and principles and how it applies to each branch of government.