Online Courses

The following courses are offered completely online. They are 90-hour, semester-long courses that require approximately 10 hours of coursework per week. Some contact with the online teacher for weekly online sessions, oral exams and communication is required through email, phone or Skype. The student works within a flexible pace, but regular course participation and adherence within two (2) weeks of the agreed upon pace is expected. To learn more about the online late work policy and course refunds, please see the online website policies or email: online@oakschristian.org or call 855-462-6257.

For Oaks Christian students wishing to remediate English or other courses, please email online@oakschristian.org with your complete request, so we can evaluate your transcript and determine the best courses for your individual needs.

OCO Online Course (Options Available)

Tuition for all courses:           $750*
Dates for all courses:             June 5 – August 7
Materials for all courses:       Desktop or laptop computer, internet access, free Google Apps account

 *Price for low enrolled sections may be adjusted to cover the cost of instruction

If you interested in taking any other online courses, please contact Oaks Christian Online School directly. Many options are available based on demand.

Algebra 1 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Algebra 1 focuses on the introduction to and study of linear and quadratic equations, their graphs, and their properties. Major emphasis will be given to understanding patterns, underlying mathematical laws, and reasoning. In the transition to algebra, attention shifts from arithmetic operations to the application of the properties of these operations; all work will revolve around the process of solving a problem. Algebra 1 is a mathematical science which strives to explain real world situations through mathematical symbols and operations. Throughout this course students will learn how to model real world situations through linear, quadratic and exponential representations. Students will also explore basic radical and rational functions.

Algebra 2 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Algebra 2 begins with a quick review of some of the concepts learned in algebra 1 such as solving equations, graphing, and working with polynomials, but will quickly move on to extending these skills and applying them to new and exciting concepts such as logarithms, exponential functions, and rational functions. In the second semester, Algebra 2 also delves into analytic geometry, series, sequences, and trigonometry. 

 

Algebra 2 Honors (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Algebra 2 Honors begins with a quick review of some of the concepts learned in algebra 1 such as solving equations, graphing, and working with polynomials, but will quickly move on to extending these skills and applying them to new and exciting concepts such as logarithms, exponential functions, and rational functions. In the second semester, algebra 2 honors also delves into analytic geometry, series, sequences, and trigonometry.  

American Sign Language 1 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course is an introduction to American sign language (ASL), emphasizing vocabulary, grammar, culture, and history of deaf people in America. Students will be introduced to basic vocabulary and conversational skills. Students will learn and be able to express the finger-spelled alphabet and numbers used in ASL and will be exposed to significant people and events in deaf history. The majority of this course will be taught in American Sign Language.  

American Sign Language 2 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course is an intermediate level of American sign language (ASL) focusing on conversational vocabulary, extensive grammar features, culture, and history of deafness in America. Students will be exposed to a dialogue format to enhance a natural back and forth exchange. Students will develop the ability to comprehend larger amounts of signed information. Students will learn advanced numbers and work to increase receptive and expressive fingerspelling abilities. Students will explore significant deaf people, cultural and historical events (past and present), and associations. The majority of this course will be taught in American Sign Language. 

American Sign Language 3 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course is an advanced level of American sign language (ASL) emphasizing vocabulary, grammar, culture, and history of American deaf people. Students will advance their receptive and expressive abilities in a back and forth conversation, as well as through consistent work with a video-course series. Students will discuss future plans and goal setting abilities in the target language. Student will continue to develop expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills by demonstrating increased speed and clarity. Students will be exposed to influential deaf people and historical events. The majority of this course will be taught in American Sign Language

Analytical Reading Seminar (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course focuses on improving reading comprehension and creating passion for reading and thinking. Students will slow down the reading process to ensure fuller comprehension of both implicit and explicit meaning and the correlating underlying assumptions. Students read both nonfiction and fiction, from short essays to full novels. Assignments include summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating text. Students will discuss language, philosophy and ideologies as they relate to specific books.

Argumentation and American Ideology (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course, designed to improve the written, verbal, and evaluative skills of the student, introduces students to authors mostly from America and includes in-depth analysis of literature and skill development in advanced syntax and grammar.  Students will develop more persuasive argumentation and a depth of logical inquiry, along with a greater sense of style. Nonfiction reading and writing will be emphasized.  The scriptural roots of American thought and writing will be uncovered and used to examine the conditions of various American eras. All this is done within the context of honoring Christ as Lord, His Word as truth.

Author Seminar: African-American Literature (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

African-American literature will move students chronologically through 9 units of study, each of which focuses on an era representing a step in African-American history. Each unit presents several canonical authors based on shared chronology--for example our studies begin with Olaudah Equiano and Phillis Wheatley, and end with Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. In each of these units, primary texts in multiple genres are presented, analyzed, exposited, and discussed. The linguistic and ideological development suggested by the momentum of this approach ultimately draws rich and powerful lines for consideration, providing the earnest student with a compelling understanding of the language, images, and themes of the paradoxical body of African-American Literature.  

Author Seminar: C.S. Lewis

The author seminar on C. S. Lewis presents an introduction to the work and thought of the beloved Oxford don, “Jack” Lewis, by taking students through 7 of his major works. Textual selections provide a diversity in genre, a general accessibility for those newer to Lewis, and a presentation of Lewis’ major ideas. Students read from a collection of essays, from children’s fiction, satire, fantasy, science fiction, and theology, thus enabling a well-rounded view of Lewis as a scholar, writer, and teacher. In each unit students interact with Lewis’ text directly, but often link, synthesize, or contextualize Lewis’ thought along with other writers or commentators such as Louis Markos, Plato, St. Paul the Apostle, William Blake, George MacDonald, and St. Augustine. The course seeks to balance the development of ideological awareness, linguistic and rhetorical exploration, peer discussion, writing skills, argumentation, oral expression, and vocabulary. 

Bible 1

Students will explore the exciting first half of God’s story as explained in the Bible. Students will be responsible for reading substantial portions of the Old Testament including: the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), the major/minor prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Ezekiel, Jonah, Daniel and Malachi) and wisdom/poetic works (Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes). In addition, they will discover through their reading the lives of major Biblical leaders and pioneers of the faith such as Samuel, Saul, David, Ruth, Esther, and Elijah. 

Bible 2

Students will witness the life of Jesus through reading the four gospel accounts: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Special attention will be given to how Jesus’ life, mission and teachings reveal the Kingdom of God. 

Bible 3

Students will examine some of the spiritual disciplines. They will be introduced to some of the historical figures who have written about these disciplines as well as some of the key scriptures (primarily from Acts - Revelation) that give credence to these important Christian practices. Students will see the role these disciplines play in understanding and connecting with God.

Bible 4

Students will consider the ways and reasons that Christians understand reality.  To do this, students will theologically journey through the following topics: Christ, sin, salvation, suffering, relationships, technology, church, earth, and identity. 

Bible Senior Seminar

This course is designed to introduce students to what lifelong theological learning looks like.  As part of a senior's second semester course load, students will be able to focus in on their own particular theological interests, and ultimately create individualized capstone projects.  Along the way students are invited to engage in an ongoing dialogue about different aspects of faith and culture and in doing so consider how philosophy, media, science, literature, history, art, and technology all are relevant in exploring Christian worldviews. 

Biology (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

The biology course is an in-depth look at the fundamental characteristics of living organisms. It is designed to promote scientific inquiry and discovery. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. As one of our laboratory science courses, this course has a requirement of two on-campus hands-on lab days per semester. For students out of the area, lab materials can be ordered and shipped, but the labs must be supervised by an approved adult. 

 

Chemistry (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This AP chemistry course is designed to be a second-year high school course, equivalent to the first year of college chemistry. We will explore quantitative analysis as well as general chemical principles such as stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, and rate laws. This is a fast-paced course with required reading and independent practice requirements. The labs are designed as hands-on, inquiry-based investigations and will be carried out on the main campus. This course will prepare you for the AP Chemistry exam offered by the College Board.  

As one of our laboratory science courses, this course has a requirement of two on-campus hands-on lab days per semester. For students out of the area, lab materials can be ordered and shipped, but the labs must be supervised by an approved adult. 

Chemistry Honors (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This honors chemistry course is written as an introduction to chemistry. This course includes quantitative analysis and an evaluation of our roles within the chemical world. Students will explore the discovery of elements and the components of atoms and molecules. The mathematics of chemistry including significant figures, numbers of subatomic particles, specific heat capacity, reaction rates, and molar quantities. Students will learn how to interpret and write chemical equations to represent and understand chemical reactions. Nomenclature and stoichiometry will be important components of this introductory course. A brief introduction to organic and nuclear chemistries will also be included.
 
As one of our laboratory science courses, this course has a requirement of two on-campus hands-on lab days per semester. For students out of the area, lab materials can be ordered and shipped, but the labs must be supervised by an approved adult. 

College Counseling 1: What Colleges Want

This is an introductory course that helps students understand how admission offices evaluate applicants and helps set personal goals for high school course selection, performance, and extra-curricular activities. 

College Counseling 2: Understanding College Choices

In this course, students will learn about the various types of colleges beyond what you might expect or know to help you determine the best fit for you. This course is great for 10th-11th grade students. 

College Counseling 3: Test Prep

Let our test prep expert guide you through preparing for the SAT and ACT. Though most beneficial if taken early in your junior year, this course can be adapted to the student’s needs.

College Counseling 4: College Application Strategy

Students will put together a list of 6-10 colleges and a timeline for application submissions after learning what makes a balanced list, who colleges recruit, and what application options exist. 

College Counseling 5: College Application Writing

This course will walk students through the writing process, generating multiple drafts that can be modified to fit the common application prompt, UC school application, and other college essay requirements. 

College Counseling 6: Finishing Strong

This course will guide students, step by step, through the college application process, finalizing testing and submission of important documents for each college application.

College Counseling 7: Paying for College

Students will learn about the different types of aid available and complete a scholarship search. There are many options for financial aid, and we are here to help you understand each and locate them.

College Counseling: Athletic Recruiting

Are you looking to play sports in college? Our course helps you understand the recruiting process and NCAA eligibility. You also create an athletic resume, cover letter, and list of schools and coaches to contact. 

Computer Literacy

This course is intended for Oaks Christian main-campus students and will enable students to use their technology skills in an academic environment. Students will learn about internet safety and reliability, use Google documents, understand plagiarism and the citation process and use appropriate software applications. Although most high school students have a basic understanding of computers and related technology, they will be able to apply their existing knowledge to new academic situations use this information immediately in other courses. 

Creative Writing

For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, and express ideas. Through creative writing, we can come to better understand ourselves and our world. This course will provide students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story. Students will learn more complicated literary techniques to create hybrid forms of poetry and prose. By the end of this course, students will be able to better discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing. 

Early Childhood Education

Want to have an impact on the most important years of human development? Students will learn how to create fun and educational environments for children, how to keep the environment safe for children, and how to encourage the health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. 

Economics

This course is designed to teach economic literacy for students interested in business or social science disciplines at the college level. Students will be presented with ideas from varying schools of economic thought and the historical context in which they evolved. The main objective is to prepare students for the rigors of college-level micro- and macro-economics. Students will understand the key ideas about economic principles and how to think like an economist.  Students will develop critical thinking abilities to analyze how economic choices affect their lives and the lives of others in a global economy.  

English Intensive

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to English composition. While the core emphasis of the course is placed on grammar, mechanics and writing, students are taken on a literary journey through two classics: Oscar Wilde’s novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,”and George Orwell’s short story, “Shooting an Elephant.” In reading these works, students are given opportunities to respond to literature, crafting paragraphs and essays that demonstrate mastery of academic writing. Additionally, students refine their ideas and writing skills through class discussions threads, which are a vibrant component of the course. 

Fashion and Interior Design

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly looking for new ways to decorate or design your room? If so, fashion and interior design is the course for you. Explore the world of design and begin to understand the background and knowledge needed to develop a career in this exciting field. Try your hand at designing through a project-based process, learning how color, composition, and texture can all affect great aesthetics. You’ll develop the essential communications skills necessary to build a successful business and begin to develop the kind of portfolio that will lead to future career opportunities. Perhaps it’s time to get your stylish foot in the door. 

Forensics

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed. 

French 1 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Bienvenue! Welcome! Come and join various native French speakers as they give students a lively introduction to the language and its rich culture. Join them in their everyday environment as they take students through different daily scenarios and give them the necessary skills to read, write, and speak French. 
 

In this course, students learn the basic French language. After one semester, students will be able to engage in conversation in French including greeting people, introducing themselves, and exchanging basic information with others. Students learn to count from one to 1,000 and make simple sentences in both spoken and written French. Students continue to develop their French skills in semester two. 
 

New words and phrases are introduced with pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students learn basic French grammar to help them build fluency and understand the structure of the French language. Students have many opportunities to practice what they learn through interactive practice activities in the form of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises. 
Students also explore the cultures of France, Canada, and other French-speaking regions by learning about geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Bon Voyage! Enjoy the trip! 

French 2 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Salut! Get set for some more adventure! In French 2, students are immersed in the French language and culture. This course is full of engaging and interactive videos, dialogs, presentations, self-checks, and much more! 

The purpose of this course is to further develop the French communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. In French 2, students will broaden their French vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. Students will also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world. 

French 3 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

French 3 incorporates ample listening through French and Francophone television and through interactivity with a multimedia program: Rocket Languages. Likewise, students have significant speaking opportunities through required speaking activities and videos. Synchronous sessions are also provided for the student with live interaction in French with the teacher and other French learners. Students delve into the world of literature with the beloved French classic “Le Petit Prince.” Finally, students will experience culture at a much higher level by touring the Francophone world on five continents. Included in their assignments are watching and commenting on French, Swiss and Francophone African television; setting up house in Paris and in Belgium; and unearthing cultural curiosities in so many other regions of the world. 

French 4 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

French 4 is a course designed to take students into a greater understanding of French language and culture. Through the course, the students will be exposed to new grammatical features that will help them to refine their language skills. Additionally, students will have ample opportunity to communicate through synchronous sessions, required oral assessments for each module, presentations, and audio and video discussions. Students will significantly increase their vocabulary through essays, projects, blogging, discussions and reading. French 4 gives students a strong background in both French and Francophone literature. The students will span the course of French classical literature, delve into Francophone literature from each continent, and will read through the classic texts “Candide” by Voltaire and “La Douleur” by Marguerite Duras. 

Geometry (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Geometry focuses on the properties and applications of common geometric figures in both two- and three-dimensions such as points, lines, planes, polygons, circles, prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres.  Students will learn formulas for calculating distance, midpoint, perimeter, circumference, area, and volume for these figures; and they will use these geometric figures to continue progressing in their understanding of transformation, congruence, and similarity. Students will learn to use both inductive and deductive reasoning as they look for patterns and create two-column, paragraph, flow, and indirect proofs.  Students will also learn about ratios and proportions as they study right triangle trigonometry and probability. 

Grammar and Composition (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course will look at some of the great writings that have shaped our world. Besides extensive work in grammar, mechanics, syntax, and usage, students will encounter works that are part of our cultural vernacular and thinking. Students will also practice inquiry and critical thinking through literature analysis and debate. Thesis formulation and support is emphasized through frequent practice, study, and revision. You will also learn skills of oratory and deliver several formal speeches. Throughout, vocabulary and principles of vocabulary study are taught and reinforced. All this is done within the context of honoring Christ as Lord and His Word as truth. 

Grammar and Composition Honors (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

In grammar and composition honors, students will study language, literature, and how texts have shaped culture and thinking. This course will stress clear and logical thinking, strong study in the conventions of language (grammar, syntax, mechanics, the figurative, vocabulary), reading, critical thinking, speaking, and listening. Students will learn to analyze and respond to various writing situations for various purposes. In this honors-level course, students will delve deeper into language, exploring the interplay of meanings and structures. Second semester focuses on even more attuned language usage, as students read through the works of William Shakespeare, Harper Lee, and Ray Bradbury. 

Health

The goal of this course is to teach skills to make life-long, responsible, healthy decisions that will promote a high quality of life.  Keeping the whole person in mind, topics covered will include mental health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, human development, disease prevention, and community/personal safety.  Reproductive education will be medically accurate (according to the American Association of Pediatrics_) and will cover HIV prevention and FDA-approved methods of contraception.  The instructional content of this course aligns with the National Health Standards and California’s Health Standards. 

Independent Study PE

The purpose of this course is to meet the physical education requirements for high school graduation. Students need at least four semesters of this course in order to graduate. Oaks Christian Online School meets all state and federal guidelines for encouraging students' physical health. Our mission, "to dedicate ourselves to Christ in the pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic distinction, while growing in knowledge and wisdom through God's abundant grace," shows our commitment to honoring God through athletic pursuits. 

International Business

This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. 

The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century. 

Marine Biology (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Marine biology is a third year, upper division science course that builds on biological and chemical concepts covered in biology and chemistry. Students take an in-depth look at the physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the world’s oceans. They then investigate the structure, functions, behaviors, adaptations, and classification of a variety of plant and animals that live in the marine environment. The different marine ecosystems including the intertidal zone, coral reefs, the deep ocean, and the open ocean are studied in detail. Students learn how energy flows and matter cycles through the Earth’s ocean and they investigate the impact of humans on the ocean.   

As one of our laboratory science courses, this course has a requirement of two on-campus hands-on lab days per semester. For students out of the area, lab materials can be ordered and shipped, but the labs must be supervised by an approved adult. 

Models of Christian Service in Film

Students will explore 9 different films that present examples of service that arise out of various circumstances. Working from a Christian perspective, students will theologically consider each of these films’ attitudes and expressions and consider how each of these movies has utilized cinematic techniques and story elements to reveal these different service narratives. 

Physics 1 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Physics is designed to develop scientific reasoning skills and a greater appreciation for God’s handiwork displayed in the laws of nature. The course work will cover mechanics, waves, electricity, and light through interactive reading activities, animations, class discussions and online research, as well as in the laboratory. The course relies heavily on The Physics Classroom (www.physicsclassroom.com), an online resource created by a physics teacher and now supported by the National Science Foundation.  Coursework includes reading and completing self-check assignments, problem solving, assignments based on simulations provided by PhET (phet.colorado.edu), lab work and data analysis using logger pro, class discussions, and exams. This course is designed to prepare students for success in a college level physics course. The math in the course includes algebra, geometry, and right triangle trigonometry

Pre-Calculus (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Pre-calculus is designed to prepare the serious math student for Calculus. Topics covered include a review of basic algebraic concepts; analysis of functions and techniques for graphing polynomial, rational, radical, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities; probability and statistics; the formulation of algebraic proofs; conics and polar coordinates; matrix theory; vectors; and an introduction to limits and derivatives.

Students will develop logical thinking and imagination through the experience of mathematical patterns and will become familiar with the fundamentals of precalculus through the use of the textbook, “My Math Lab,” online resources, a graphing calculator, and other technological resources. In addition, the course will prepare students for college-level mathematics and college-level entrance exams, such as the SAT math section, the ACT math section and the SAT math subject tests. Throughout the course, students will explore mathematics as a fundamental aspect of God’s creation, mathematical tools as necessary and useful in daily life, and mathematics used for the interpretation of scientific knowledge. 

Psychology

What do you feel? How do you behave? What are your thoughts? Feelings, actions and thoughts are closely related and in this psychology course, you will see how! Do you wonder things like why you learn the way you do, how you forget, and what makes you remember?  Are you curious about mental disorders and what traditional and non-traditional therapy is all about?  If experiments, role playing and dream interpretations sound interesting, then this is the class for you!


In this course you will learn more about yourself and others including how to break a habit and how to cope with stress. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the sub-fields within psychology. 

Rhetoric and Style (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course focuses on the beauty of language and how grammar, syntax, and rhetoric can reinforce ideology and theme. Students will use the language skills acquired in grammar and composition combined with 23 new rhetorical strategies to analyze the stylistic choices of authors—how anadiplosis can reflect hesitation, how passive voice can be purposefully obscure, how caesura and end-stops can establish a poem’s rhythm. Writing assignments will focus on literary explication of authors’ works but will also require students to be purposeful about their own stylistic choices. Students will discuss literature through the window of eight major ideologies (anthropology, epistemology, cosmology, teleology, theology, sociology, axiology, soteriology) in order to better understand major worldviews while beginning to define their own personal perspectives. 

Rhetoric and Style Honors (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course will look at the way that language reinforces ideology and theme. Based on foundational work in grammar, mechanics, syntax, and usage in addition to newly introduced rhetoric, students will encounter works rich in style. Students will learn the process of analysis by composing essays that focus on form and style, and they will incorporate any rhetoric, grammar, vocabulary, or philosophy learned. Students will also prepare orals as they practice not only public speaking, but also effective analysis. This course will stress clear and logical thinking, strong study in the conventions of language, reading, critical thinking, speaking, and listening.  Students will learn to deal with the various writing situations with which they will be faced, and to do so with calm confidence.  In the same way, students will learn to read well for various purposes.  

Spanish 1 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Bienvenidos! Welcome! Students are taking a virtual trip to Spain, Cuba, Colombia, and Argentina. As students explore each country, a student blogger is there to help them learn about the place and its unique cultural characteristics. As students travel to each country, they learn how to speak Spanish in many practical and useful ways.

Students learn how to greet people, introduce themselves, and speak about their home, family, school, and community. As students learn basic vocabulary and grammar skills, they expand on their knowledge and learn to speak about more complex topics such as shopping, weather, sports, entertainment, and leisure activities.

The course introduces new words and phrases with pictures, audio clips, and examples. Students learn basic Spanish grammar to help them build fluency and understand the structure of the Spanish language. There are many opportunities to practice through interactive activities in the form of games, written practice, and listening and speaking exercises. 

Spanish 2 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

In Spanish 2, students travel virtually through Central America and the Caribbean, spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even the hospital. In this course, students broaden their Spanish vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar. They meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for the plane ride home, students also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States.

The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

Spanish 3 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

Dive into the rich diversity of Hispanic culture across the globe by exploring the tastes, sights, and sounds of this dynamic language that reflects triumph, struggle, celebration, and so much more. During this cultural journey, you’ll improve conversational, vocabulary, and writing skills through authentic tasks. Short of obtaining a passport, there is no better way to discover new lands, peoples, or experiences. Take your Spanish language abilities to the next level! 

Spanish 4 (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

In this course, students will learn advanced grammatical concepts which build upon the knowledge they have previously gained in their Spanish 1, 2, and 3 courses. Therefore, students should have a solid base of basic and intermediate Spanish skills in order to find success in this class.  

Sports Entertainment and Marketing

Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you've been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing.

Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well—including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you'll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You'll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well-known entertainers are marketed. If you've ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career. 

US Government

This course is designed to enable the student to gain and display an understanding of United States government and politics and the processes that shape public policy. It will provide an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States and will enable the student to become familiar with the various institutions of government and the groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute the U.S. political system. The study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics will be supplemented by frequent analysis of specific examples. 

US History (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

This course will be a study of United States history starting with the founding of the New World and concluding with contemporary Issues. The course will move at a survey pace up to the late 19th Century; then it will slow down and go into greater depth with the 20th century. Students will gain an understanding of the background of events in U.S history and how they relate to events today. It is vital for students to understand the historical, social, and cultural context of events and actions throughout our history.  To ensure that students will see historical happenings through the context of the time, and not the judgmental hindsight of modern revisionist history, we will study not only “chronos,” time that can be measured, but also the “Kairos,” time that is laden with meaning. 

World History (Semester 1 and/or Semester 2)

World history gives students the opportunity to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different styles of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. The course builds on an understanding of cultural, political processes, economic and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage. In understanding the development of civilizations by examining the past, students will connect and prepare for their future as participating members of a global community. 


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