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  • Kindergarten

    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Kindergarten Bible course encourages students to get to know the Bible. The students will learn about the lives of various people in the Bible. The Bible course teaches students how much Jesus loves them and will encourage them to pursue a personal relationship with Christ.


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    • Literacy

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Kindergarten literacy course encourages students to be active learners. The course incorporates phonics, writing, early reading, science, and social studies. The interactive Reading Eggs and Education City programs aid the student in the understanding and practice of various literacy skills. This course integrates a Biblical worldview within the numerous lessons and activities.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Kindergarten math course engages students in various areas of mathematics. This course gives students an opportunity to connect a real-life Biblical worldview with everyday math situations. Students are provided with engaging, exciting, and interactive lessons that build upon one another.


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  • 1st Grade

    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st grade Bible course allows students to explore important people in the Bible and what they can learn from them. They will also explore stories and verses in the Bible that teach them how to live their life for Jesus Christ. Each lesson asks them a question and then takes them through a lesson that helps them to find the answer. The life verse in each lesson is a verse they should practice and try to memorize to hide God’s Word in their heart. At the end of each lesson, there is a prayer suggestion that teaches the student how to talk with God.


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    • History

      The standards for 1st grade students include an introduction to the lives of leaders in the history of Virginia and their contributions to the Commonwealth. Students should develop basic map skills. They should study the economic concepts of goods and services, consumers and producers, and making economic choices. Students should learn to apply the traits of a good citizen and recognize that communities in Virginia have local governments. They should learn that communities include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who make contributions to their communities, and who are united as Americans by common principles.


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    • Literacy

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st grade Literacy course seeks to nurture and further develop students’ literacy skills garnered in kindergarten. The course focuses on phonics, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. The entire literacy course is interwoven with God’s truths and principles. The literature selections are taken from both fiction and non-fiction texts and will benefit the students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills. Additionally, creative writing strategies are used in this course to assist students in expressing their thoughts effectively. Students will explore a wide range of topics, including developing a reading and writing toolbox, types of writing, discovering the main idea, and retelling stories.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st grade Math places an emphasis on counting, comparing, and ordering sets of up to 110 objects; recognizing and describing simple repeating and growing patterns; and tracing, describing, and sorting plane figures. Students’ understanding of number is expanded through recognizing and describing part-whole relationships for numbers up to 10, solving story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 20; using nonstandard units to measure; and organizing and interpreting data. Fractional concepts will be expanded through sharing scenarios involving halves and fourths. The acquisition of specialized mathematical vocabulary and language is crucial to a student’s understanding and appreciation of the subject and fosters confidence in mathematics communication and problem solving. Problem solving is integrated throughout the content strands. The development of problemsolving skills is a major goal of the mathematics program at every grade level. The development of skills and problem-solving strategies must be integrated early and continuously into each student’s mathematics education.


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    • Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st grade Science course presents students with a wide range of scientific concepts and truths. Students will learn how to classify based on characteristics, understand the relationships among objects and their interactions with one another, realize the basic effects the sun and Earth have on each other, and study the connection between seasonal changes and plant and animal activities. Each lesson’s design is interactive and engaging, incorporating many exciting experiments and activities. The course focuses on fully integrating a Biblical worldview into an often secularized subject. Students will explore a wide range of topics, including the Scientific Method, force, motion, energy, matter, Earth and space systems, life processes, and Earth’s resources.


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  • 2nd Grade

    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade Bible course will utilize Scripture and Bible characters to teach character in everyday life by applying what these historical people did in their part of history. Not only will students learn to apply positive character traits in their own daily living, they will learn Scripture through Bible verses and will learn how to apply these verses in life.


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    • History

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade History program includes an introduction to the lives of Americans and their contributions to the United States as well as the heritage of the American Indians, past and present. Students should continue developing map skills and demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts. The students will identify selected American individuals who have worked to improve the lives of American citizens. The students will recognize that the United States is a land of people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who make contributions to their communities, and who are united as Americans by common principles.


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    • Language Arts

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade Language Arts program will enhance literary skills in each student. Literary sections with spelling, grammar, and writing skills are included. The student will progress in phonetic strategies when reading. This course will focus on comprehension and ways to decode words. Fiction and non-fiction books will be utilized in teaching literary components. All components will be based upon Biblical truths as found in the Bible. Students will read a wide range of books which include: Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant, Arthur’s Reading Race by Marc Brown, Duck on a Bike by David Shannon, Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson, and Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade Math course extends the study of number and spatial sense to include three-digit whole numbers and solid geometric figures. Students will continue to learn, use, and gain proficiency in the basic addition facts through the tens table and the corresponding subtraction facts. Students will begin to use U.S. Customary and metric units of measure; predict, using simple probability; and create and interpret picture and bar graphs. Students will work with a variety of patterns and will develop knowledge of equality by identifying missing numbers in addition and subtraction facts. Mathematics has its own language, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary and language patterns is crucial to a student’s understanding and appreciation of the subject. Students should be encouraged to use correctly the concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary identified in the following set of standards. Problem solving has been integrated throughout the six content strands. The development of problem-solving skills should be a major goal of the mathematics program at every grade level. Instruction in the process of problem solving will need to be integrated early and continuously into each student’s mathematics education. Students must be helped to develop a wide range of skills and strategies for solving a variety of problem types.


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    • Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Science course will show God’s creation in all of science. Many hands-on activities will be incorporated to show exactly how a concept works or is displayed. Journals will be used to observe and note observations that are made. God’s creation and design of our world will be the emphasis of the science program.


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  • 3rd Grade

    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade Bible course encourages and teaches students how to make Jesus the Ultimate Teacher of their lives. Through the utilization of God’s Truth, engaging materials, and intriguing technological activities, students will explore the life of Jesus and the choices He wants us to make for our lives. Additionally, students will research the lives of Biblical figures and examine Christian character traits. Students will learn Christian values, strengthen their faith, memorize Scripture, and most importantly, apply it to their daily lives. This Bible course is designed to help students expand their knowledge of Christ and His teachings. Ultimately, it will provide valuable opportunities for students to develop closer and more powerful relationships with Christ our Savior.


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    • History

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade History Course provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people, and places that have helped to shape the United States. Biblical truths are woven continuously throughout the course allowing students to see and experience God’s incredible plan throughout history. The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ-followers. A special student history showcase at the end of the course allows students to utilize their own special God-given talents, interests, and historical knowledge in a unique project.


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    • Language Arts

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade Language Arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students. The course focuses on spelling, vocabulary, correct word usage, punctuation, capitalization, and the utilization of the parts of speech. The entire language arts course is interwoven with God’s truths and principles. Literature selections will benefit students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills. Additionally, creative writing strategies are used in this course to assist students in expressing their thoughts effectively.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade Math Course provides students with exceptional opportunities to make real Biblical worldview connections to math through engaging and exciting lessons, materials, and activities. The math course utilizes a Biblical theme in each math module that helps the students to review their prior knowledge and continue to build a solid foundation for continued future knowledge. An end of the course math review and simulation allows the students to utilize their acquired math skills through an innovative process that will encourage and excite each student’s interest in math.


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    • Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade Science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons. Students will study various aspects of God’s creation and will do so with imperative Christian values as the guide. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven throughout the course allowing students to learn sound scientific knowledge framed in a Biblical worldview.


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  • 4th Grade

    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade Bible course immerses students in God’s Word in an effort to help them understand who God is, what He’s done, and what He offers each individual. Students will study the life of Jesus, the Psalms, the Proverbs, the Fruit of the Spirit, how God deals with sin, and how God blesses obedience.


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    • History

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade History course gives students an overview of how America came to be. Students will see the development of the new nation and study the events and people that contributed to the free America we live in today. Students will take a journey through Jamestown, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and present day America.


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    • Language Arts

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th-grade language arts course allows students to interact with exciting reading text, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading books like The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, Stone Fox, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, Chocolate Fever, Jackie Robinson, and read a book about a Famous American. Students will complete a written and oral presentation on the Famous American book they choose.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade Math course promotes problem solving skills by teaching students how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, average, and write the value of multi-digit numbers. Students learn how to apply mathematical concepts to everyday life using decimals, fractions, estimation, probability, measurement (US and Metric), graphs, word problems involving making change with money, and basic geometry.


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    • Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade Science course challenges students to gain a better understand of God as they investigate the world through research, projects, and activities. The fourth grade science course is comprised of exciting units that cover the following: creation, space, weather, rocks and minerals, plants, insects, ecosystems, friction, force, and electricity.


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  • 5th Grade

    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade Bible course encourages and teaches students the importance of daily Bible reading and Scripture memory. Through the utilization of God’s Truths and engaging materials, students will explore the following topics: God’s Judgment and Grace, the Armor of God, Fruits of the Spirit, Building Godly Character, and Obedience. Students will also study how they can be Christ followers and carry God’s message around the globe and in their own community.


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    • History

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade History course provides students with skills for historical and geographical analysis to explore the early history of the United States and to understand ideas and events that strengthened the union. The standards for this course relate to the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times until 1865. Students will continue to learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography as they study United States history in chronological sequence and learn about change and continuity in our history. They will also study documents and speeches that laid the foundation for American ideals and institutions and will examine the everyday life of people at different times in the country’s history through the use of primary and secondary sources.


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    • Language Arts

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade Language Arts course places an emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction and nonfiction texts. In fiction texts, students will explain plot development and conflict resolution and differentiate between first and third person points of view. Fifth grade students will have an increased emphasis on nonfiction reading by identifying authors’ organizational patterns, and using the text to support opinions and conclusions. The student will continue to expand vocabulary using knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Students will use the writing process to write in a variety of forms including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams working respectfully with others, using active listening skills, and showing value for individual contributions. Students will deliver multimodal presentations and compare/contrast a variety of techniques used in media messages. The student will demonstrate comprehension of the research process by evaluating the relevance, reliability, and credibility of information collected to create a research product. The student will define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade Math course places emphasis on number sense with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. This focus includes concepts of prime and composite numbers, identifying even and odd numbers, and solving problems using order of operations for positive whole numbers. Students will develop proficiency in the use of fractions and decimals to solve practical problems. Students will collect, display, and analyze data in a variety of ways and solve probability problems, using a sample space, a tree diagram, or the Fundamental Counting Principle. Students will also solve problems involving volume, area, and perimeter. Students will be introduced to expressions with a variable. Students will solve problems using strategies including place value and the properties of addition and multiplication. All of these skills assist in the development of the algebraic concepts needed for success in the middle grades. Problem solving is integrated throughout the content strands. The development of problemsolving skills is a major goal of the mathematics program at every grade level. The development of skills and problem-solving strategies must be integrated early and continuously into each student’s mathematics education.


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    • Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade Science course emphasizes the importance of selecting appropriate instruments for measuring and recording observations. The organization, analysis, and application of data continue to be an important focus of classroom inquiry. Science skills from preceding grades, including questioning, using and validating evidence, and systematic experimentation are reinforced at this level. Students are introduced to more detailed concepts of sound and light and the tools used for studying them. Key concepts of matter, including those about atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds, are studied, and the properties of matter are defined in greater detail. The cellular makeup of organisms and the distinguishing characteristics of groups of organisms are stressed. Students learn about the characteristics of the oceans and Earth’s changing surface.


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  • 6th Grade

    • History & Geography

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade History course provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people, and places that have helped to shape our present and will help shape our future. Biblical truths are woven continuously into the course, allowing students to see and experience God and His incredible plan throughout history. The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ followers. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: the Civil War, Reconstruction and New Frontiers, the Rise of Industry and the Turn of the Century, the First Decade of the New Century, the Decades of the 20th Century, and the United States today.


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    • Bible

      Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade Bible course teaches students that the Bible tells a consistent story of how God is seen in the lives of humans in the Old and New Testament and the story of the Messiah. Through the utilization of God’s truths, engaging materials, and intriguing technology activities, students will explore the Old Testament books of Genesis through Chronicles. Additionally, students will research the lives of Biblical figures. Students will memorize, but most importantly apply Scripture to their lives, learn about important Christian character traits, and strengthen their faith. This course is designed to help students greatly expand their knowledge of the Bible and how it applies to their lives.


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    • Language Arts

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade Language Arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students. The course allows students to interact with exciting literature, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading the novels A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Shades of Grey by Caroline Reeder. The novels and other literary activities will benefit the students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills.


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th-grade math course promotes problem-solving skills by teaching students how to make real-world connections with mathematics through the teaching of number theory, graphing and statistics, estimation, and solving real-world problems. Students are also taught the mathematical concepts of the order of operations, integers, decimals, fractions, ratios and probability, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra. These concepts are taught using engaging lessons, hands-on activities, videos, and interactive games.


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    • Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade Science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons. Students will dive into God’s world through the units that will employ imperative Christian values. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven continuously throughout the entire course allowing students to gain solid science knowledge with a Biblical worldview. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include the following: Creation, Tools of Science, Matter, Chemistry, Water and the Water Cycle, the Earth and its Atmosphere, Biomes, and Oceans, the Earth and its Surface, Earth’s Resources, and the Universe and Solar System.


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  • 7th Grade

    • History & Geography

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 7th grade History course, United States History: Civil War to the Modern Era, provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people, and places that have helped to shape our present and will have helped our future. Biblical truths are woven continuously into the course, allowing students to see and experience God and His incredible plan throughout history. The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ followers. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include the following: Geography and Map Skills, Civil War, Reconstruction, Reshaping the Nation, Emergence of Modern America, Turmoil and Change, Boom and Bust, World War II, and the Modern Age.


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    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 7th grade Bible course, Heroes of the Faith, walks students through the study of Christian martyrs and heroes who have sacrificed, some even their lives, for the cause of Christ. Throughout the course, there are missionary highlights and stories behind Christian hymns and songs. This Bible course also encourages and teaches students the importance of daily Bible reading and Scripture memory. Students will explore a wide range of heroes, including the following: Gideon, Samuel, Stephen, Paul, Clement of Rome, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, Matthew Henry, David Brainerd, William Carey, Florence Nightingale, Mary Slessor, C.S. Lewis, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, and Billy Graham.


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    • English

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 7th grade English course continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing. An evaluation of literature develops analytical skills using examples of short stories, two novels, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, format, and research methods will be written.


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    • Life Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 7th grade Life Science course is an amazing journey that allows students to know God better through the study of His creation. This life science course will expand upon previous learning and set the foundation for science in high school. Students need to know the better they learn and understand the concepts presented in the life science course, the easier and more rewarding their high school courses will be. The student’s understanding should encompass both the micro and macro aspects of life, and this life science course includes both. The major concepts covered are scientific inquiry, cells, organization of life, classification, cell processes, population dynamics, differences between and effects of biotic and abiotic factors, ecosystem dynamics, genetics and its applications, and change over time (micro-evolution vs. macro-evolution).


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    • Math

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 7th grade Math course is a review of material learned in Math 6 and will continue to prepare the student for the skills and concepts needed for Pre-Algebra. As the student goes through each lesson, he/she will learn important skills and concepts that will aid in using math as a tool in many applications of both real life problems and in abstract thinking. The student will be given opportunities to practice computation and use higher level thinking skills.


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  • 8th Grade

    • Pre-Algebra

      The Liberty University’s Online Academy’s Pre-Algebra course is an introductory algebra course designed to prepare students for Algebra I. Pre-algebra will review basic math concepts regarding number sense and the rules regarding math operations and the order of implementation. Students taking pre-algebra will practice concepts taught in previous math courses at higher levels and in ways that will broaden their skills. Students will also practice algebraic thinking in order to model and solve real-world problems. Geometric concepts and related formulas will be linked to algebraic thinking to prepare students for future courses.


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    • Bible

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 8th grade Bible course, Introduction to the Bible, is written to equip students with an introduction and understanding of major Bible doctrines and how they relate to their lives. Students will be introduced to different versions of the Bible, each book of the Bible, and how to study the Bible. The objective is to take the timeless truths of God’s Word and make them relevant and applicable in each student’s life.


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    • Civics

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s 8th grade Civics course explores the many aspects of America’s government. Lessons cover fundamental values and principles, rights, responsibilities, limits, founding documents, Biblical foundations of the U.S. government, and the roles of the branches of government. This course introduces students to state government, political parties, and economics. Topics in this course will enable students to learn about their government so that they can be equipped with the tools they need to be informed and engaged citizens.


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    • Language Arts

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s English 8th grade course allows students to learn grammar rules that review and build on previous grades. Students are challenged to build an expanding vocabulary through higher level word studies. Students incorporate this knowledge into their writing through the creation of original writing pieces as well as recognition of terms in published works. Writing is an integral part of this curriculum as students learn not only the basics of the writing process but also how to create original pieces in a number of different writing genres. Literature, too, is a strong element in this English class. Students read works from various genres and cultures and respond to these works by means of projects and response pieces. All elements of this class are taught from a Biblical worldview that analyzes secular worldview messages that students encounter in their society daily.


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    • Physical Science

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Physical Science course is an introduction to chemistry and physics with an emphasis on utilizing the scientific method. God’s love for balance in the world He has created will be evident. Students will be introduced to scientists who built their theories on the Bible and through observations of the world around them. Student experiments are woven through the lessons so they can experience the thrill of science and develop an understanding of the “new language” being learned.


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  • Middle School Elective

    • Basic Spanish I

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Basic Spanish course provides students with an exciting opportunity to study the Spanish language and culture with a biblical worldview through fun, interactive, and engaging activities and lessons. We will focus on the three C’s: Communication, Culture, and Connections

      Recommended for students in 6th – 8th grade.
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    • Basic Spanish II

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Basic Spanish course provides students with an exciting opportunity to study the Spanish language and culture with a biblical worldview through fun, interactive, and engaging activities and lessons. We will focus on the three C’s: Communication, Culture, and Connections.

      Recommended for students in 6th – 8th grade.
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    • Basics of Creative Writing

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Creative Writing course is a semester-long course that explores different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve writing and composition skills. This course is designed with the goal of inspiring students to develop original pieces and ideas. Through writing and thinking, students will learn to become better readers, writers, and thinkers. The skills focused on in this course will help students in other courses as well, especially English. Writing genres covered are autobiographies, family storytelling, fairy tales, fantasies, short stories, and journals.

      Recommended for students in 6th – 8th grade.
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    • Middle School Online Academic Success Course

      The Liberty University Online Academy’s Online Academic Success course helps students master their ability to study, learn, and retain information in a way that best fits their learning style. Students will discover their learning style, learn how to use time effectively, learn study skills, learn tips for taking better notes and learn how to be a successful online student. Students will also engage in speed reading lessons which will help students to reduce the amount of time required to read and study course material.

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  • High School

    • A Woman of Worth

      What is a Woman of Worth? What do you think of when you look at this question? What does it mean to be a woman of worth? Does this sound like an impossible goal? So many questions to start off our course! This course is the beginning of a wonderful journey of learning what God wants for us as women. While the goal is lofty, it is attainable with God’s help. God gives us an excellent description of a Godly woman in Proverbs 31. This course will consider biblical standards for living, look at examples of how to live a Christ-centered life, and provide opportunities for incorporating life skills into your daily life. (This is for 11th & 12th grade girls who have already taken Apologetics or Life Applications).


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    • Apologetics

      In this course, students will be challenged to consider many of the most difficult questions regarding Christianity and to make a decision about Jesus Christ. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to an introduction to apologetics, the definition and importance of truth, existence of God, authenticity of Scripture, miracles, the historicity of Jesus and his bodily resurrection, and the problem of evil.


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    • Earth Science

      God designed the Earth with unique properties and characteristics. He created a delicate balance amongst the systems of the earth, the solar system, and the universe. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships with each other, and man’s effect on the earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks and minerals, geology, Earth’s interior, Earth’s geologic history, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, weather, storms, climate, oceans, the solar system, and stars and galaxies. The students will be given the challenge to explore the rationale behind the secular old earth, and young earth science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. The course is a rigorous, multimedia and laboratory-based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.


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    • English 10

      English 10 undertakes the study of the literature of the ancient civilizations (Hebrew, Greek, Roman, etc.) and European literature during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Age of Rationalism, the Romantics and Realists, and the literature of the Modern World. Grammar and vocabulary will also be studied as well as research and writing.


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    • Health & Physical Education I

      Health & Physical Education I is designed for 9th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. This course will alternate between Health and Physical Education (PE) weeks. During the Health weeks, students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including nutrition, community, online safety, and developing a biblical worldview about the body. During PE weeks, students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Health & Physical Education II

      As a continuation of Health & Physical Education I, the Health & Physical Education (PE) II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. This course will alternate between Health and Physical Education weeks. During the Health weeks, students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including body systems, depression, relationships, and accountability. During PE weeks, students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Health & Physical Education II

      As a continuation of Health & Physical Education I, the Health & Physical Education (PE) II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. This course will alternate between Health and Physical Education weeks. During the Health weeks, students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including body systems, depression, relationships, and accountability. During PE weeks, students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Intercultural Communications

      Intercultural communications will equip students with the understanding, skills and potential motivators necessary to effectively understand and incarnate the gospel, understand and navigate culture, and engage culture and cultures with the gospel in transformative ways.


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    • Life Applications

      Life Applications is a Bible course that concentrates on four areas of Biblical study. The Book of James – studies related to the author, major themes, and practical applications that can be drawn from the book. Topics to include humility, perseverance, working faith, self-control, and heavenly versus earthly wisdom. Preparation of Marriage and Family – lessons dealing with Biblical standards for dating, courtship, and marriage focusing on marriage as a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman. The Life of Jesus – Jesus Christ being the central figure of all human history, this section of the course is dedicated to a better understanding of the cultural, political and historical environment of Jesus Christ. It provides insight into His influence on both mankind in general and the individual in particular. Other Religions – a look at major religious ideologies that attempt to undermine the supremacy of Christianity. The three major areas of consideration are atheism, pantheism, and monotheism and how to deal with each of them according to the truth of Christianity.


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    • Personal Financial Literacy

      Personal Financial Literacy is a one-semester course that provides the student basics of financial practices and literacy. Topics such as goal setting, money management, insurance principles, and consumer rights will be coupled with projects that allow the student to display real-life investigation and insight into financial management. The student will use mathematical operations and skills to solve problems involving interest, investment, and sound financial planning.

      *One Semester Course


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    • Personal Financial Literacy

      Personal Financial Literacy is a one-semester course that provides the student basics of financial practices and literacy. Topics such as goal setting, money management, insurance principles, and consumer rights will be coupled with projects that allow the student to display real-life investigation and insight into financial management. The student will use mathematical operations and skills to solve problems involving interest, investment, and sound financial planning.

      *One Semester Course


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    • Physical Education I

      Physical Education (PE) I is designed for 9th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body. Students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Physical Education II

      As a continuation of Physical Education I, the Physical Education (PE) II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body. Students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Physical Education II

      As a continuation of Physical Education I, the Physical Education (PE) II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body. Students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Survey of the Bible

      In a world where a basic knowledge and understanding of the Bible can be difficult to attain, this course acts as a tool to help individuals gain a “big picture” perspective of God’s Word. In particular, this course will give students a glimpse as to how God has worked throughout history to initiate and carry out His plan of redemption for the human race, through His Son, Jesus Christ. Introductions to the Old and New Testament will be presented and a survey of each of the sixty-six books will be conducted.


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    • Trigonometry

      Trigonometry is a one-semester course designed to take the student through a detailed study of trigonometric identities. The material will include topics on graphs and functions, the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, vectors, complex numbers and polar coordinates. The student will take a closer look at conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, and inverse trigonometric functions. The subject matter will be presented by video lecture, daily practice, and include sample video solutions, a glossary of terms and other ancillary materials to aid in learning.

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    • United States History

      United States History provides an overview of the progression of the American republic from early exploration to the present. It will examine the development of the American nation with special attention paid to the political, intellectual, economic, religious, and cultural influences on the development of the United States as an exceptional nation with a unique place in the global context.


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    • Virginia History

      Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics and religion.

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    • World History I: From Creation to the Renaissance

      The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.


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    • World History I: From Creation to the Renaissance

      The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.


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    • World History II: From the Renaissance to the Present

      The second half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey African, American, Asian, and European cultures from the fall of Rome in A.D. 476 to modern times. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history.


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    • Algebra I

      Algebra I is a math course that presents the fundamental concepts of algebraic thinking and operations. The course will give students instruction and practice in the areas of equations, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials and factoring. The student will also investigate topics related to quadratic functions and equations, exponential and radical functions, and data analysis and probability. As the students progresses through the course he/she will be presented the material through video lecture, daily practice, remediation as needed, and preparation for further math studies.


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    • Algebra II

      Algebra II is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra I with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra I this course develops skills related to linear systems in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, conic sections-their properties and equations, and a thorough study of trigonometric functions, graphs and identities. The student will be presented the material through video lectures, daily practice and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra I, the student will expand his/her knowledge of functions including exponential, radical and logarithmic functions.


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    • Biology

      Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole. The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students’ understanding as well as provide real-world applications. The student should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra I to be successful in biology.


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    • Biology

      Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole. The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students’ understanding as well as provide real-world applications. The student should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra I to be successful in biology.


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    • Calculus

      Calculus is an advanced high school mathematics course. It builds on principles of Geometry, Algebra and other prior mathematics courses to take students into the world of limits, derivatives, special computational techniques such as the Power Rule, and differentiation. Calculus also explores topics related to sequences, series, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Finally, the mathematics of physics is presented through vector calculus. This is a course that is an important prerequisite for many educational programs in engineering and science.


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    • Chemistry

      Chemistry begins its study of God’s creation at its most basic level: the atom and its components. The course then focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties, and reactions. The Scientific Method is used to develop the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the student’s understanding as well as provide real-world applications. Chemistry students should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II, successfully to function in this course.


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    • Economics

      Economics is an introductory course in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including a discussion on the relationship between worldview and economic theory, with an emphasis upon free market economics. Students will be presented with microeconomics theories as it relates to the nature of property and property ownership, the laws of supply and demand, profits and incentives, the morality of markets, the role of market information, the price system, as well as monetary theory. The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free market place, as well as the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions on political economy and public policy. In this regard, topics such as taxation, monetary and inflationary policies, the role of unions and organized labor, tariffs, minimum wage laws and unemployment, and price caps will be addressed. Keynesian economic theory will also be presented

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    • English 11

      At the start of the course, students will be guided through a series of lessons purposed specifically at helping all students become more mature writers and more astute readers. These reading and writing skills will then be continuously reinforced throughout the remainder of the course lessons. The 11th grade English course places its literary focus on texts specifically from American Literature. Two modules take students through a comprehensive summary of American literature, spanning from the first settlers and their writings through every major literary period, including: the Age of Faith, Age of Reason, the Romantic and Realist movements, the Harlem Renaissance, and up to Modern day literature. Literary genres will include poetry, short stories, personal diaries, nonfiction essays, a novel, and drama. Students will be able to study the classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and also the drama Our Town. As students read to understand literature, they will be able to reflect on the literary works through various styles of writing, including creative writing, expository writing, essay and short answer responses, and thoughtful literary analysis. The writing portion of 11th grade will also include a full research module in which students will be able to go through the various stages of creating a proper, grade-level appropriate research project, culminating with a well-developed research paper.


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    • English 12

      English 12 provides the student with a broad overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and the Renaissance periods through the Modern. Seniors will take on the challenge of the British masters including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, and many others. Uniting the study of various genres will be extensive writing activities as well as vocabulary, grammar, and research


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    • English 9

      Ninth grade English continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing. An evaluation of world literature develops analytical skills using examples of short stories, the novella, the novel, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, format and documentation will examine the conflict between the secular moral struggle and the Christian worldview.


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    • Geometry

      Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency.


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    • Geometry

      Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency.


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    • Government

      Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals. This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government. Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.

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    • Government

      Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals. This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government. Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.

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    • Health I

      Health I is designed for 9th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. Students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including nutrition, community, online safety, and developing a biblical worldview about the body. Students will perform these activities and provide submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of personal health from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Health II

      As a continuation of Health I, the Health II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. Students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including body systems, depression, relationships, and accountability. Students will perform these activities and provide submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health from a variety of disciplines.


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    • Physics

      Physics is a general course intended to expose students to the physical and mathematical relationships that allow us to describe the world that God has created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian Mechanics while the second semester covers a variety of topics including Electricity and Magnetism, Sound and Light Waves, and Modern Physics. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real-world applications. To successfully function in this physics course, students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II.


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    • Pre-Calculus

      Pre-Calculus will begin with a review of essential algebraic concepts such as exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, and complex numbers. The student will then study material related to trigonometric identities, systems of equations and matrices, and graphing everything from linear and quadratic functions to vectors and polar coordinates. Concepts such as absolute value, synthetic division, and radical expressions will be coupled with real applications of trigonometric functions, combinations and probability. As the material is presented through video lectures and illustrations the student will be given opportunity to practice learned skills and explore topics such as limits, differentiation and integration.


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  • High School Elective

    • Academic & Career Success

      Academic & Career Success is designed to equip students to be successful online students and guide them in making wise choices for further career or academic endeavors. This course offers an orientation to the purpose and mission of LUOA and how a student’s academic performance should be viewed in relationship to the biblical worldview. Included in this course are resources to enhance a student’s scholastic pursuits including communication, study, note-taking, and time management skills; reading and comprehension strategies; methods for evaluation of resources for research and writing; and approaches for future career planning.

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    • America's Colonial Foundations

      America’s Colonial Foundations provides an introduction to the major topics of the establishment of British North America, their political economic and social structures, religious and intellectual characteristics and the transition from distant citizens of Great Britain to a new American identity. It will examine changing relationships with Native Americans, development of racial slavery as a labor source, and European cultural influences on the various colonial regions.

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    • American Literature

      Throughout the course of American Literature, students will be able to encounter and experience the full span of America’s rich literary history. The course begins with the literary contributions of America’s first settlers and explores how their faith and difficult circumstances shaped their lives and the literature through which they captured these early moments of America. The course then moves through the Age of Faith, during which the core of American Literature was shaped by a strong and foundational faith, and then into the Age of Reason, during which the world of science and modern thinking started to shape the literature of the times. The study of literature then moves into the Romantic period, and then the Realist period, both of which shaped American Literature at its core and brought about significant changes to the style, structure, and purpose of literature. The introduction of Modern literature includes the literature of the early 1900s, including the Harlem Renaissance, and then Post-Modern literature brings students into the study of current day texts.


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    • British Literature

      This course provides a generalized overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Era to the Restoration. It covers major works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama and introduces students to the historical context, author’s influence, and literary impact of the works.

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    • Christian Authors

      The Christian Authors course provides an in-depth study of the major works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. The course will address the religious, cultural, and literary influences upon the works, as well as the influence of the two authors upon each other’s work.

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    • Civil War & Reconstruction

      This course provides an introduction to the major topics of the establishment of British North America, their political economic and social structures, religious and intellectual characteristics and the transition from distant citizens of Great Britain to a new American identity. It will examine changing relationships with Native Americans, development of racial slavery as a labor source, and European cultural influences on the various colonial regions.

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    • College Planning & Preparation

      College Planning & Preparation is a suggested elective course for all students who intend to move directly from high school to college. It provides the student with a process that walks him or her through finding God’s plan in the next educational step and provides practical guides through the college planning process from considering the kind of school that is best suited to the student to application and acceptance. Portions of the course include instruction on financial aid planning, writing the college essay, and making the best use of college campus visits. Also covered is an overview of basic expectations for the first year at college, including a section on college-level reading, writing, and research.

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    • Computer Applications I

      Suggested for Juniors and Seniors only.
      All other requests will be reviewed by department chairs.
      This course guides students in understanding application skills in Computer concepts, Email Concepts, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. The course will introduce the student to the operation and use of computers. Specific applications taught include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Students will use these applications to design, develop, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. In addition, students will learn basic terminology and concepts related to the use of computers in today’s society.

      *One Semester Course

       

      Note: This course is designed for PC use and strongly recommended; however, a Mac can be used to complete a majority of the course. Please note there will be several functions unavailable on a Mac that are needed to complete some of the required assignments. You will need to have access to a PC to successfully complete this course.


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    • Computer Applications II

      Suggested for Juniors and Seniors only.
      All other requests will be reviewed by department chairs.
      This course guides students in the integration of Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, and Microsoft Access 2016. The course will introduce the student to intermediate and advanced computer applications. Specific applications taught include, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Students will use these applications to design, develop, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. This course provides the IT foundations that are applicable for all curriculums.

      *One Semester Course

       

      Note: This course is designed for PC use and strongly recommended; however, a Mac can be used to complete a majority of the course. Please note there will be several functions unavailable on a Mac that are needed to complete some of the required assignments. You will need to have access to a PC to successfully complete this course.


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    • Consumer Math

      Consumer Math is an elective course that covers topics related to basic mathematical skills and then directs the student to apply those skills in real life situations and problems. The course will offer a review of basic skills related to math operations and properties. The student will learn how to apply math in a variety of ways in order to be a better-educated and informed consumer. Included in the course of study will be a survey of basic financial practices and computations that correlate to business and personal money management.


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    • Creative Writing

      Creativity in humans is evidence of God’s image within, and the exercise of that creativity through the medium of the written word gives rise to the possibility of impacting both the present and the future for eternity. A close study of God’s written word demonstrates His appreciation for the literary elements of writing in the figurative and precise diction present in the Bible as evidenced in Scripture’s inclusion of poetry, the historical narrative, and the beautifully creative. This Creative Writing course provides the student with an outlet to express (or discover!) that part of his or her God-reflecting image through the study of the elements of narrative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, and drama as well as the application of those through the student’s original creative non-fiction compositions, short stories, poems, scripts, and plays.

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    • Essentials of Business

      This semester-long course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students. The main focus is on the functions that a company – whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery store – must manage effectively to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.

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    • Family & Consumer Science

      This course is designed to establish foundational skills to provide the student with the basic understanding of the major aspects of family life using a multi-dimensional approach. Modules include instruction of successful living while analyzing basic proficiency levels in food and nutritional fitness, international cuisine, and preparation and planning for large gatherings.


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    • Global Studies

      Global Studies is an elective course for high school students. The course is a one-semester course that investigates essential material related to both personal evangelism and worldwide missions. The content includes historical and biblical principles and information that describe the Christian worldview and how the Gospel message is shared. Students will not only learn about missions, but they will also be given opportunities to display their knowledge of the material and apply it to both everyday life and world outreach.

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    • High School Guitar

      Have you ever dreamed of playing the guitar? Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a music star, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will guide you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. This course can be used as a performing/fine arts credit to meet the art requirement for high school graduation.


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    • History of the Constitution

      This course provides a survey of the history of the United States Constitution emphasizing the ideological origins of Constitutional Principals and the history of the drafting, adoption, amendment, and application of the Constitution.

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    • Music Appreciation

      Music Appreciation provides instruction in basic musical elements and instruments, traces the development and growth of several forms of music, and give students a foundation to appreciate music more fully. Students will be exposed to several genres of music in the world around them and discover how they experience music. Students will learn the names and backgrounds of several famous musical composers and their contribution to their particular genre. Students will also learn how and where classical music began, how it developed over the centuries, the ways in which classical music has affected modern music and the ways in which music and culture affect one another.

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    • Public Speaking

      Everyone has an occasion to speak in public. Sometimes it may be as the main speaker at a specific event, other times it could consist of leading a small group discussion such as a Bible study, or it could simply be a conversation between two people. In order to be an effective public speaker, it is important to know some basics about purpose, research, situation, types of speeches, and the audience. This course will present information, exercises and example speeches to clarify the main points related to public speaking,

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    • Spanish I

      Students in Spanish I will master the basic concepts of Spanish and be introduced to more complicated concepts. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their new language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.


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    • Spanish II

      Spanish II builds on the fundamental language elements taught in Spanish I and continues to focus on the four language skills, which are reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the target language. Through this course, students broaden their knowledge of Spanish grammatical structures and vocabulary allowing them to freely communicate ideas using various tenses. Students are challenged through their lessons and assignments to improve and further develop their language skills and their comprehension of Spanish. Students are also introduced to native aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures, which allow connections to be made with their own culture. Lastly, throughout this course, students examine Scripture in the target language as they learn about different biblical topics related to adolescents.


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    • Spanish III

      Spanish III includes mastery of the preterit and imperfect tenses while providing extensive work with new and more advanced concepts such as the conditional, the present perfect, the past perfect, passive tenses and the subjunctive mood. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures – all in Spanish. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.


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  • High School Enhanced

    • Algebra I: Enhanced

      Algebra 1 takes the student beyond the basic mathematics skills learned at lower level classes of mathematics and introduces them to topics that explore higher mathematic principles and skills. The student will investigate and solve problems that use both real numbers and variables. The skills learned will be used to solve real life problems to help students function better in the world around them. An emphasis will be placed on solving equations, including linear, quadratic, inequalities, multi-step, and variations. Factoring and graphing will be used to solve a variety of equations and systems of equations. Also, skills related to exponents, statistics, and probability will be explored and related to practical application.


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    • Algebra II: Enhanced

      Algebra 2 is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra 1 with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra 1, this course develops skills related to linear systems in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, conic sections (their properties and equations), and a thorough study of trigonometric functions, graphs and identities. The student will be presented the material through video lessons, worksheets with answer keys, daily practice and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra 1, the Student will expand his/her knowledge of functions including exponential, radical and logarithmic varieties.

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    • Biology: Enhanced

      Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole.The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students’understanding as well as provide real world applications. The student should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra I to be successful in biology.


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    • Chemistry: Enhanced

       

      Chemistry begins its study of God’s creation at its most basic level: the atom and its components. The course then focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties and reactions. The Scientific Method is used to develop the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the student’s understanding as well as provide real world applications. Chemistry students should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II, successfully to function in this course.


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    • Earth Science: Enhanced

      God designed the Earth with unique properties and characteristics. He created a delicate balance among the systems of the earth, the solar system, and the universe. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships with each other, and man’s effect on the earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks and minerals, geology, Earth’s interior, Earth’s geologic history, plate tectonics,volcanoes, earthquakes, weather, storms, climate, oceans, the solar system, and stars and galaxies. The students will be given the challenge to explore the rationale behind secular,old earth, and young earth science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. The course is a rigorous, multimedia and laboratory-based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.


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    • Economics: Enhanced

      Provides an overview of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including a discussion on the relationship between worldviews and economic theory. It places an emphasis upon free market economics. Students will be presented with microeconomic theory as it relates to the nature of property and property ownership, the laws of supply and demand, profits and incentives, the morality of markets, the role of market information, and the price system. The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free market place, as well as the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions on political economy and public policy. In this regard, topics such as taxation and fiscal policy, monetary theory and inflationary policies, tariffs, minimum wage laws and unemployment, and the nature of price controls will be addressed. Students will also be presented with a brief overview of the U.S. federal budget and the rise of entitlement programs in contrast to American constitutional theory as it specifically relates to federalism and limited civil government


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    • English 10: Enhanced

      English 10 provides a generalized overview of World Literature from various current and ancient societies. It covers major works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama and introduces students to the historical context, author’s influence, and literary impact of the works. Extensive research and writing are also elements of this course.


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    • English 11: Enhanced

      Throughout the course of 11th grade English, students will be challenged to become more mature writers who are able to clearly and properly express themselves through both academic and creative writings. Additionally, students will become more-equipped readers who are able to dig far beyond the surface meaning of a text and see the purpose, creativity, and significance of various types of literature. The 11th grade English course places its literary focus on texts specifically from American Literature, from the first settlers to the Age of Faith, the Age of Reason, the Romantic and Realist movements, the Harlem Renaissance, and Modern Literature. Literary genres will include the following: poetry, short stories, personal diaries, nonfiction essays, a novel, and drama. As students strengthen their ability to interpret literature, they will express themselves through various styles, including creative, expository, and persuasive writing.


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    • English 12: Enhanced

      English 12 provides a generalized overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon era to the Restoration. This course covers major works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will be introduced to the historical content, authorial influence, and literary impact of these works. Additionally, this course will challenge students to strengthen their research and writing skills.


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    • English 9: Enhanced

      9th Grade English continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing. An evaluation of world literature develops analytical skills using examples of short stories, the novella, the novel, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, format, and documentation will examine the conflict between the secular moral struggle and the Christian worldview.


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    • Geometry: Enhanced

      Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency


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    • Government: Enhanced

      Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals. This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government. Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.


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    • Personal Finance: Enhanced

      Personal Financial Literacy is a one semester course that provides the student basics on financial practices and literacy. Topics such as goal setting, money management, insurance principles, and consumer rights will be coupled with projects that allow the student to display real life investigation and insight into financial management. The student will use mathematical operations and skills to solve problems involving interest, investment, and sound financial planning.


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    • Physics: Enhanced

       

      Physics is a general course intended to expose students to the physical and mathematical relationships that allow us to describe the world that God has created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian Mechanics while the second semester covers a variety of topics including Electricity and Magnetism, Sound and Light Waves, and Modern Physics. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this physics course, students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II.


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    • Pre-Calculus: Enhanced

      Pre-Calculus: EnhancedPre-Calculus will begin with a review of essential algebraic concepts such as exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, and complex numbers. The student will then study material related to trigonometric identities, systems of equations and matrices, and graphing everything from linear and quadratic functions to vectors and polar coordinates. Concepts such as absolute value, synthetic division, and radical expressions will be coupled with real applications of trigonometric functions, combinations and probability. As the material is presented through video lectures and illustrations the student will be given opportunity to practice learned skills and explore topics such as limits, differentiation and integration.


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    • U.S. History: Enhanced

      This course provides an overview of American History from early exploration to the present. It
      will examine the development of the American republic with special attention paid to the
      political, intellectual, economic and cultural influences on the development of the United States
      as an exceptional nation in a global context.


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    • Virginia History: Enhanced

      Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics and religion.


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    • World History I: Enhanced

      The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.


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    • World History II: Enhanced

      The second half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey African, American, Asian, and European cultures from the Fall of Rome to modern times. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history.


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