Ninth-grade

Full-time students register for 9th grade Core (includes every course listed)
Part-time students register for Individual courses (courses may be taken by older students after approved)


**Courses offered dependent on enrollment

9th Grade Core

HXLIT4: History/Literature Ancients II

ALGII: Geometry

PHY1: Physics

LOG3: Logic III

LEA10: Leadership 8th/9thth grade

Visual Art VI

Music VI

PE VI

Foreign Language: Latin options

Tenth GRADE-History/Literature: Modern (HUM301)

Students will focus on the 3rd year of the history cycle, modern history, integrating the study of history and theology focusing on European history and British Literature. They will gain a deeper grasp of the historical timeline with the emphasis on ideas, connections of events, and looking at great works of literature and primary sources. Students will read works such as: Pilgrim’s Progress, Social Contract, Communist Manifesto, Frankenstein, Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, and The Hiding Place.

Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: 8th grade or equivalent;
Credit Hrs: 2 (1 history credit, 1 English credit)

Geometry I

This course integrates concepts learned with real-life examples and illustrations including examples from other cultures, art, architecture, nature, illusions, sports, chemistry, geography, and astronomy. Logic and deductive reasoning develop as students study proofs, theorems and concepts that include both Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.

Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: Algebra I or equivalent
Credit Hrs: 1

General Physics (PHYI)

Introductory Physics is the perfect text draw your students upward into the adult world of scientific investigation. Written from the perspective of the historic Christian faith, this course utilizes the guiding principles of mastery, integration, and kingdom perspective to foster a sense of wonder and responsibility for God’s amazing world. Students cover key concepts and skills while also integrating math, history, and language as they study physics using chapter exercises and calculation problems carefully designed to effect real science learning and assimilation so students learn not only content but also the scientific process. Students will not only conduct experiments, but also learn how to write excellent full scientific lab reports.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent/Independent study
Prerequisites: 9th grade or above
Credit Hrs: 1

Logic III (Log301)

Students will build upon their study of informal fallacy and persuasive arguments by adding formal, deductive logic, which looks at the form or structure of an argument. They will use Socratic dialogue, discussion, and integration of other subjects to learn to apply soundly structured deductive logic. The course will cover the early history of deductive or formal logic and then focus on the syllogism. Students will learn how to translate everyday arguments into a formal syllogism, the four types of premises, relationships of equivalence and opposition, valid forms of syllogisms, four tests for validity, and three types of logical disputes.


Parent Role: Guide for dependent/independent study
Prerequisites: Logic I or II; Students should be 8th grade or above.
Credit Hrs: 1.0

Music VI (MU601)

History: Students will survey non-classical American musical genres (Folk, Blues, Jazz, etc.). Performance/Theory: As students continue to sing a variety of melodies they will engage in deeper levels of musical analysis. Fundamentals of Harmony III – Students will study the basic components of diatonic harmonic analysis: scale and chord structure. They will continue to sing with solfeggio syllables and begin using solfeggio syllables as a music-reading tool. Solo and ensemble performances will be given using voice, recorder, and other instruments students have learned through private study.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Visual Art VI (A601)

In Visual art, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of art as they continue exploring great artists through modern times. Student will develop an appreciation of beauty, creativity, color, line, texture, composition as they are exposed to different art mediums and techniques. They will have fun and be inspired as they enjoy art in its various forms, both through learning from the masters and also creating original pieces.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Electives (core students enrolled in 2 electives/semester)

Foreign Language Elective (students needs a total of 3 years of a foreign language, at least one year of Latin)

Latin I (Lat101)

Latin Alive I makes Latin come alive for both students who have studied Latin (such as students who have completed the Latin for Children curriculum) and for those who have not been introduced to Latin. It creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. Students will see in multiple ways the benefits of Latin study. Grammar is presented in small, digestible sections that are clearly illustrated and explained. The blend of grammatical training and reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. 

Parent Role: guide for dependent study
Prerequisites: 6th grade and up, previous Latin exposure recommended. Students may be placed in Latin for Children B or C upon request
Credit Hrs: 1

Latin II (Lat201)

Latin Alive II creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. Students will see in multiple ways the benefits of Latin study. Grammar is presented in small, digestible sections that are clearly illustrated and explained. The blend of grammatical training and reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. 

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study
Prerequisites: Latin I
Credit Hrs: 1

Latin III (Lat301)

Latin Alive III creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. The blend of grammatical training and reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. This third year of latin for logic/rhetoric students will prepare students for the National Latin Exam and the Latin Advanced Placement Exam should students choose to take these exams.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study
Prerequisites: Latin II
Credit Hrs: 1

Other Electives

Physical Education VI (P601)

Students will advance in their fitness skills and develop further understanding of rules and techniques of games and sports. They will develop a joy of play as they learn to work in teams and use good sportsmanship. Course offered fall and spring semester.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Health and nutrition (hn101) *Fall semester

Students will further study basic nutrition and health. Topics include: stewardship, hygiene, healthy eating, exercise, puberty, and sexual education.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none, but students must take one semester for graduation
Credit Hrs: 0.5

Drama elective (Drama) *spring semester

Students will develop an appreciation for theater as they study play production, costuming and props through drama. Students will have the opportunity to explore the stage as they recreate a theatrical production taken from a classic story. Course offered spring semester.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager
Prerequisites: none
Credit Hrs: 0.5