6-12th Grade

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6-12th Grade

    High School Curriculum Information

Nine Week Report

    Our system is set up on a nine week report period. The student will be issued a report card stating their academic progress. These grades will be the average of percentage earned for that period. A progress report will also be issued midway through each nine week period. Report cards and progress reports are to be signed and returned with the exception of the last nine week report.

    You will receive communication from the teacher during a nine week period when problems develop in the academic or conduct area. Phone calls, notes, or requests for a conference, by the teacher, will be used to let you know of problem areas that may be developing. Please cooperate in returning signed notes to the teacher the next day after they are received.

     strdParent/Teacher conferences will be scheduled after the 1 and 3 nine week report periods. A

    parent may request a conference with the teacher or administrator at any time. Arrangements for the conference should be made through the office and at a time convenient for all parties involved. The administration is determined to have regular communication in order to not surprise the parent at grade time.

Instructional hour policy

    ; The number of instructional hours for secondary students shall be or shall exceed 1080

    per year


    ; All Students will be given the grade approptiate standardized test. nd; Each grade beginning with the 2 will be tested to determine basic competencies in

    writing appropriate for their grade level. These tests will be given in the fall and again in

    the spring to show growth during the year. We will use the six traits model for this test.

    ; Copies of these tests will be placed in the student’s file in the main office.

Grade Scale

    A+ 100-95 C+ 79-74 F 69 & below

    A 94-90 C 74-70 I Incomplete*

    B+ 89-85 D+ 69-65 U Unsatisfactory

    B 84-80 D 64-60 S Satisfactory

An “incomplete” is given only when the teacher feels there are justifiable reasons for the work to

    be late. Such a grade changes to “F” if the work is not completed within two weeks.

    Awards and Honor Rolls th6-12 Grade

    A Honor Roll-students who have a GPA of 4.0 to 3.7.

    B Honor Roll-students who have a GPA of 3.69 to 3.0

    Honor students may not have any D’s or F’ in academic subjects nor any unsatisfactory

    grades in nonacademic subjects.

    1. Awards will also be given at the end of the year for the following:

    a. Perfect Attendance

    b. Library/Reading

    c. Commendable Effort

    d. Commendable Improvement

    e. Year long Honor Roll achievement

    2. The Servant’s Heart Award recognizes secondary students who consistently serve for the

    betterment of the school.

    3. The Patriot Award is given for outstanding Christian character to one student in each ththgrade 6 12. Students are rated in the areas of attentiveness, dependability, diligence,

    obedience, responsibility, and reverence. Secondary teachers nominate students for this


    4. The Administrator’s Award is given to secondary students who demonstrate a willingness

    to stand alone and lead the student body in a Christ-like direction. This in not a

    perfection award. It is a recognition of leadership.

    Promotion and Graduation Criteria

    Promotion shall be based on satisfactory progress and graduation shall be based on satisfactory completion of the requirements of Parkview Christian School. 250 units of credit above the eighth grade, as a minimum, shall be required for graduation.

The minimum quantitative requirements shall be:

    Bible-40 credits (10 credits for each year enrolled at PCS)

    Language Arts-45 credits Physical Education-15 credits

    Math-30 credits Performing & Visual Arts-10 credits

    History/Social Studies-30 credits Computer Lit-10 credits

    Science-20 credits Vocational-15 credits

    Keyboarding-required or pass proficiency test Foreign Language-10 credits

    40 hours Community/Christian Service

Suggested for the college bound:

Bible-40 credits (10 each year enrolled at PCS)

    Language Arts-45 credits History/Social Science-30 credits

    Science-30 credits Foreign Language-30 credits

    Vocational-20 credits Math-30 credits

    Physical Education-10 credits Performing & Visual Arts-15 credits

    Speech-required Computer Lit-required

    Keyboarding-required or pass a proficiency test

    40 hours Community/Christian Service-required

Seniors, who have earned their required credits at the end of the first semester senior year, do not

    need to enroll the second semester. They can participate in commencement as long as they

    continue to abide by the off campus conduct code as outlined in the student handbook. They can

    attend the spring banquet. However, seniors, not attending classes second semester, can not

    participate in the senior trip, play sports, or participate in any other extra curricular student


    Program of Study of High School

    Required Additional Requirements

     th9 Grade

     English 9 Rhetoric-Speech

     Algebra I or Geometry Fine Arts

     Physical Science Band

     World Geography Choir

     Old Testament Survey Drama

     Art th10 Grade PE/Health

     English 10 Spanish I

     Geometry or Algebra II Career Ed/Keyboarding


     World History (Creation to Present)

     New Testament Survey

     th11 Grade Electives

     English 11 Trig/Analytical Geometry

     Hermeneutics Chemistry

     American History (1492 to present) th12 Grade Honors English

     English 12/Rhetoric/Creative Writing/Honors English

     Business/Consumer Math Pre-Calculus & Calculus

     American Government Physics or Anatomy/Physiology

     Bible/Senior Project Sociology


     Spanish II

     Spanish III


     Computer Applications for Business

     Business Communication

     Creative Writing


    Language Arts Requirements

    Ninth Grade English

    Prerequisites: Eighth Grade English

    Grade Level: Ninth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: Bob Jones and ABeka

This class continues to emphasize grammar and composition. The first semester covers sentence

    structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and composition. The second semester covers the study

    of literature, and how to discern the moral tone of a piece of literature through the analysis of

    conflict, character, theme, structure, and point of view. Students may be required to write a

    research paper, MLA style.

    Abeka Scope and Sequence

    Writing letters Grammar

    Capitalization rules Character sketch and type sketch

    Punctuation rules The research paper

    Kinds of sentences and diagramming Improving writing style

    Eight parts of speech and their uses Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry

    Diagramming eight parts of speech Vocabulary lessons

    Sentence structure Weekly spelling lessons

    Ten poems memorized Composition

    Manuscript form Literature

    Writing process Classics on the following themes: truth and The library wisdom, courage, humility, justice, Outlining temperance, beauty, joy and peace, faith and Précis hope, love, and time and eternity

    Book reports Reading for enjoyment stories and poems by such Paragraphs authors as Whittier, Bryant, Tennyson, Hale, Exposition Keats, Milton, Rossetti

Tenth Grade English

    Prerequisites: Ninth Grade English

    Grade Level: Tenth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: ABeka and Bob Jones

First semester consists of a study of grammar, vocabulary and composition. Students will write a

    research paper, MLA style. Second semester is a study of literature, concluding with Romeo and


    Abeka Scope and Sequence

    Weekly spelling lessons Grammar

    Capitalization and punctuation rules, kinds of Ten poems memorized

    sentences and diagramming, eight parts of World Literature

    speech and their uses, diagramming eight Classics by such authors as Dickens, Browning, Millay, parts of speech, sentence structure, Holmes, Poe, Doyle, Yeats, Tolstoy, Herbert dictionary skills, usage and diction Introduction to art appreciation

    Introduction to literary terms and forms: short story; Composition

    Paragraphs, exposition, the library and research narrative poetry; plot; imagery and paper, outlining, improving writing style, figurative language; theme; rhyme and rhythm; book reviews, précis, character sketch and emotion; fixed form, continuous form, and free type sketch verse poetry; paradox; setting; point of view; tone

    Major works in historical order Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry

    Vocabulary lessons Authors such as Homer, Aesop, Virgil, Foxe, Huss,

Luther, Milton, Bunyan, Newton, Machen Complete play: Julius Caesar

    Complete novel: Silas Marner

Eleventh Grade English

    Prerequisites: Ninth & Tenth Grade English Grade Level: Twelfth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: ABeka and Bob Jones

    Abeka Scope and Sequence

    Grammar American Literature

    Review of grammar, the sentence, and mechanics Highlights of American literature Dictionary skills Short story

    Diction and usage The first books, poets, historians, personal Library skills narrators

    Introduction to American art Composition

    Writing process, paragraphs, book reviews, outline, Writers and works of the nineteenth and twentieth character sketch and analysis, essays, centuries

    paraphrases, précis, research paper, exposition, Authors such as Melville, Longfellow, Whittier, classification, extended definition, letter Dickinson, Sandburg, Frost, Bryant and resume Selections from Moby Dick, Ben-Hur, Song of

    Hiawatha, Courtship of Miles Standish Vocabulary, Spelling

    Vocabulary lessons Complete novel: The Scarlet Letter

    Weekly spelling lessons

Senior English

    Prerequisites: Ninth & Tenth Grade English Grade Level: Twelfth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: ABeka and Bob Jones

Senior English deals with the application of the skills learned from 6-11 English. The class

    emphasizes the use of good grammar and mechanics through a series of written assignments.

    The study of the development of the English language is done through the reading of English


    Abeka Scope and Sequence

    Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Elizabethan, and Grammar

    Review of grammar, the sentence, and mechanics Puritan

    Dictionary skills Selections from Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, and

    Diction and usage Paradise Lost

    Research skills Writers and works from the Eighteenth Century,

    Romantic Period, Victorian Age, and Twentieth Composition

    Paragraph, theme, outline, narrative, poetry, Century

    extended definition, essay, description, character Authors such as Wordsworth, Scott, Coleridge, sketch, vocation project, book reviews, and Burns, Tennyson

    extemporaneous writing Condensed novel: Robinson Crusoe (includes

    conversion experience) Vocabulary

    Vocabulary lessons Complete play: Macbeth

    Complete novel: The Pilgrim’s Progress English Literature

    Writers and works from the following periods: Ten poems memorized

    Mathematics Requirements

Philosophy of Mathematics

    The desire of the math department is to increase the students appreciation for the logic and orderliness of math. The student should associate the order seen in math to the order and objectivity of God. Learning to use deductive and inductive reasoning is the major goal of the study of math. Through the process of steps a students not only develops skills to complete math problems but skill that will aid them in making wise choices in the future.

Algebra I

    Prerequisites: Pre Algebra

    Grade Level: Ninth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: ABeka and Bob Jones

    Algebra I covers topics typically covered in the first year of Algebra. Specific topics covered included: Arithmetic of and evaluation of expression using signed numbers exponents and roots, properties of real numbers, absolute value and equations and inequalities involving absolute value, scientific notation, solutions of equations in one unknown and solutions of simultaneous equations, the algebra of polynomials and rational expressions word problems requiring algebra to get a solution, Pythagorean theorem. Algebraic proofs, functional notations, solution of quadratic equation via factoring and completing the square and geometry topics.

ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Linear equations in one variable Fractions

    Algebraic numbers Ratio, proportion, and variation

    Graphs Linear systems of equations

    Formulas Powers and roots

    Positive and negative numbers Exponents and radicals

    Fundamental operations Quadratic equations

    Special products and factoring Numerical trigonometry


    Prerequisites: Pre Algebra

    Grade Level: Tenth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: ABeka and Bob Jones

    ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Formal arrangement of a proof Similar polygons

    Rectilinear figures Surface polygons

    Circle Regular polygons and circles

    Proportions Solutions of right triangles by means of ratios

Algebra II

    Prerequisites: Algebra I

    Grade Level: Tenth Grade

    Course Length: one year


Algebra II not only covers the traditional second year algebra, it covers a considerable amount of

    geometry. Specific algebra topics covered include: simultaneous equations with three variables,

    radicals, exponents, roots of quadratic equations including complex solutions, properties of real

    numbers, inequalities and systems of inequalities, basic trigonometric functions vectors, polar

    coordinates and a wide spectrum of story problems related to algebra. Applications to other subjects such as physics and chemistry are emphasized in the story problems. ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Factoring Powers and roots

    Fractions Exponents, radicals, and imaginary numbers

    Linear equations in one variable Quadratic and higher equations

    Coordinate geometry Logarithmic functions, exponential functions,

    Variation and dependence and graphing rational functions

    Functions Numerical trigonometry

    Systems of equations Statistics and probability

Consumer Math

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level: 11 & 12 Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: Bob Jones

Consumer Math develops consumer skills in a biblical framework. It was written with the hope

    and prayer that students would know Christ as Savior, grow in their knowledge of Him, and understand the value of mathematics for their Christian growth and service.

    Social Studies or History Requirements

    World Geography


    Grade Level: Ninth Grade

    Course Length: one year


    ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Introduction to Geography Russia and Eastern Europe

    Asia: The Middle East, Central and Southern Australia, the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica

    Asia, The Far East North America: Canada, the United States,

    Africa: Northern Africa, Tropical Africa, Mexico and Middle America

    Southern Africa South America: Andean Countries, Brazil and the

    Europe: Mediterranean Europe, Central Europe, Guianas, Southern Mid-Latitude Countries

    the Low Countries, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Current events

World History (Creation to Present)


    Grade Level: Tenth Grade

    Course Length: one year


    ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Asia and Africa: The Beginnings of Civilization Other African Cultures

    Foundations Europe: Beginnings of Western Civilization

     Other Asian Cultures Sumer Greece

     Egypt The Fertile Crescent Early Church History

     Rome England and America

     The Byzantine Empire The Age of Industry

    The Middle Ages: From the Ancient to the Modern The Victorian Era

    The Dark Ages Unbelief and Revolution in 19th Century Europe

    Medieval Culture The Twentieth Century

    The Rise of Modern Nations World War I, The Rise of Communism

    The Reformation Era 20th-Century Liberalism

    The Protestant Reformation World War II

    Post-Reformation Europe and the New World The Cold War Era

    Post-Reformation Science and Culture The Rise of Globalism

    The Age of Ideas Current events


American Government

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level: Twelfth Grade

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: The Amercian Government, Bob Jones University Press

    Students will study the history behind our governing system. Students will understand that at the roots of the system, the American people make up the government. They will be thoroughly educated on each elected or appointed position in our federal government as well as various positions in state and local government. Students will also be educated on the many divisions, departments, and bureaucracy related to our system. Students should have a firm foundation of what our government was founded to be and what parts have been added over the years. Students will simulate a legislative project, take a field trip to the Capitol for observation, and do research on many points of our republican system.

    Science Requirements

    Physical Science

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level: Ninth

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: Exploring Physical Science-Prentice Hall

    This course is designed to spark an interest in Physics and chemistry but will also give students a solid background to build on if they decide not to pursue a college prep curriculum. This is a very practical course that requites a strong academic effort by each student. Subjects include matter, chemistry, motion, forces, energy, electricity, magnetism, sound, and light. Class includes lectures, labs, research, and practical application assignments.

    Meteorology and Oceanography Molecules and Chemistry

    The Atmosphere Chemistry in Action

    Earth’s Weather Geology

    A Survey of the Seas Foundations of Geology

    Chemistry Rocks and Minerals

    Foundations of Chemistry Weathering and Erosion

Interpreting the Fossil Record Light and Color

    Physics Electrostatics and Magnetism Mechanics: Physics of Motion Electricity

    Waves and Sound Electronics


    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level: Tenth

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: ABeka

Biology is a science dealing with the study of life. The line of study consists of five main units.

    Unit one deals with the structure and function of plants. Unit two covers human anatomy and

    physiology. Unit three deals with methodology and philosophy. This unit includes history,

    evolution and why we accept the Genesis record. Unit four consists of zoology. Unit five

    involves cellular and molecular biology. Class time will include lectures, labs, individual

    projects and library research.

    ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Botany Evolution: A Retreat from Science Flowering Seed Plants Why I Accept the Genesis Record Structure and Function of Leaves Zoology

    Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds Mammals

    Stems and Roots Birds

    Variety in Plant World Reptiles and Amphibians Human Anatomy and Physiology Fish

    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Arthropods

    Bones and Muscles Variety in the World of Invertebrates Nervous System Cellular and Molecular Biology Nutrition and Digestion Cytology

    Circulation and Respiration Heredity

    Integumentary, Excretory, and Endocrine Systems DNA

    Disease and the Body’s Immune System Laboratory work: dissections, microscopy, and field

    Life Sciences studies, nutrition, cellular biology, genetics

    Natural History and Scientific Investigation


Old Testament Survey


    Grade Level:

    Course Length: one year


New Testament Survey


    Grade Level:

    Course Length: one year




Grade Level:

    Course Length: one year


Bible/Senior Project


    Grade Level:

    Course Length: one year


    Other Required Courses


    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level: 10-12

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: Speech for Christian Schools

We teach Speech in order to help Parkview students use the gift of communication to serve God

    in their lives. Students practice speaking and listening skills in an atmosphere of respect and

    appreciation for each student. Topics covered include speeches to inform and persuade, oral

    interpretation of prose, poetry and drama, discussion and debate. ABeka Scope and Sequence

    Everyday Speech Interpreting Monologues

    The Place of Speech in Society Reading with Meaning

    Everyday Conversation Our American Pronunciation

    Special Types of Conversation Listening

    Group Discussion Interpreting Declamations and Poetry

    Parliamentary Procedure Storytelling

    Interpretation Extemporaneous Devotionals

    Talking with the Body


    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level: 9-10

    Course Length: one year


This class is designed for the student who enjoys the traditional physical education setting. It

    provides situations for learning to compete as wee as cooperate with others in striving for common goals. Through enjoyable and consistent participation, optimum benefits will be attained. Activities include, basketball, volleyball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, floor hockey,

    weight training, and aerobics.


    Prerequisites: 2 or 3 years of band

    Grade Level: 9-12

    Course Length: one year

    Curriculum: Various Band Music

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