English. World Literature. Speech.
Preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st Century for the glory of God.
High School Speech Communications
This course will grow students in their public speaking skills while helping students to overcome common fears of speaking in public. Students prepare and perform different genres of speaking for different audience types. Speeches are recorded and reviewed by student for feedback and reflection. Students will also develop listening skills.
High School Debate - Second semester
This course is designed to prepare students for competitive speaking and debating. Its goal is to improve students’ skills in speaking, listening, composing, and reasoning through practical experiences and applications. The course includes a concentration in parliamentary procedure, the techniques of persuasion, means of detecting propaganda and fallacies, and the refinement of voice and diction. This course will develop and enhance the students’ speaking ability through class speaking, debating, and performing. Since this course is developed and taught for competitive speaking, each student is required to compete in a minimum number of debate tournaments outside of class. Students will construct a biblical approach to understanding the power of words, our responsibility for words, and advocacy on behalf of the powerless and voiceless.
High School International Relations - Second semester
Globalization and International Relations is a social science course that introduces students to the forces, events, individuals and issues that define the increasing interaction and interdependence of the people and nations of our 21st century world. The curriculum is based on the disciplines of geography, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and international studies. This course will grow students in their understanding of global events and critical thinking about the interests, interactions, and institutions at play in international political affairs. Students will construct a biblical approach to understanding and analyzing world events through the lens of Scripture and faith in Christ.
High School Cross Cultural Missions - Second semester
This course will grow students in their understanding and practical application of serving across cultural boundaries. Students will explore and identify their preconceptions about people different from them as well as learn and practice skills and attitudes that promote the building of partnerships. Students will investigate cultural differences and the foundations of other cultures. Students will construct a biblical approach to missions, cross-cultural partnerships, and appreciating the cultural diversity of human beings. Students will see complex social issues, including poverty, from a holistic framework that recognizes the brokenness of humanity in relationship to God, self, others and the created world. Students will study the context and current situation of the persecuted Church.