GRACE ACADEMY ONLINE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 WITH BOOK AND SUPPLY LIST

(updated 1/08/2020)

Textbooks are subject to change. To order books, please select the link(s), if applicable, that are underlined and blue under the individual course description. Grace Academy recommends ordering books no earlier than 6/15/2020.

Fees will be totaled per family and included in your Family Folder at Orientation. Fees will be due the first week of school payable to Grace Academy.

9-12 Textbooks

Textbooks are subject to change. To order books, please select the link(s), if applicable, that are underlined and blue under the individual course description. Grace Academy recommends ordering books no earlier than 6/15/2020.

9-12 Classes:

The following courses are 9th – 12th grade level unless otherwise noted. Click on the image or Class Title to read more about the class.

Algebra I Online (9-10)

This course will involve the mastery of various math concepts including operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponential operations, factoring, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, scatter plots, linear equations, and quadratic equations.

Algebra II Honors Online (10-12)

(Prerequisite: Algebra I & Geometry. Grace Academy teacher or director will determine placement for this course.) – This course is a more in-depth study of the Algebra II curriculum with a faster pace and comprehensive understanding of the concepts.

Algebra II Online (10-12)

(Prerequisite: Algebra I & Geometry) – This course includes a review and expansion of Algebra I concepts, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions, and problem solving.

American Government/Economics Online (11-12)

(Prerequisite: American History) – Students will develop an understanding of government and economics through a study of our founding documents, the Constitution of the United States, the government of foreign countries and our government at the national, state and local levels. Studies on our great leaders, important events, world-changing legislation and social programs will add texture to the course content.

American History I Online (9-10)

Students will study the story of America from a Christian world-view beginning with the pre-colonization period through the Civil War Era. This course will cover the historical facts of our history as well as how God has moved in our nation.

American History II Online (10-11)

Students will continue the story of America from a Christian world-view, beginning with the Reconstruction era. This course will cover the historical facts of our history as well as how God has moved in our nation.

Anatomy/Physiology Honors Online (11-12)

(Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry) This course is designed as an introductory course to the human body. The objective of this course is to integrate the study of the structures of the human body with their functions. A systematic approach will be used to study the 11 systems of the human body. This course includes online labs.

Biology Online (9-10)

This course provides a detailed introduction to the concepts, methods, and application of general biology. Emphasis is placed on practical understanding of the vocabulary of biology. This course includes online labs and virtual dissections.

Business Math Online (9-12)

This practical course will cover topics such as buying a car, budgeting, banking, investing, keeping tax records, purchasing a home, food, and clothing.

Chemistry Online (11-12)

(Prerequisite: Algebra I & II, Biology & Earth Science) – This physical science course gives high school students a foundation in Chemistry. Students will learn about the chemical make-up of their world through laboratory experiments. Problem skills are emphasized in this course.

Earth/Physical Science Online (9-10)

Students will discover and explore topics such as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics.

English I Online (9-10)

Students will be introduced to various forms and authors of creative writing. Students will create their own literary works including poetry, ballads, fables, tall tales, and short stories. Students will also read and analyze four literary works covering various genres including English and American literature.

English II Online (9-10)

Students will learn how to write various five paragraph essays including narrative, persuasive, expository, and descriptive. Students will also analyze four literary works, including science fiction, short stories, adventure, and a Shakespearean play.

English III Online (10-12)

Students will complete a research paper using the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. Students will also read and analyze three literary works covering various genres including English and American literature.

English IV Honors Online (11-12)

This course focuses on advanced literature and composition. Students will analyze literary works including an American play and a European novel. Students will learn various types of composition, including narrative and descriptive essays. In addition, practical writing such as resume and cover letter preparation will be covered.

English IV Online (11-12)

This course focuses on literature and composition. Students will analyze four literary works including an epic, an American play, and European works. Students will learn various types of composition, including narrative and descriptive essays.

English V Honors Online (11-12)

This course focuses on advanced literature and composition topics. Students will analyze poetry from poets such as Wordsworth, Dickinson, Frost, and Poe. Students will analyze and critique literary works, including both novel studies and short stories, and several nonfiction historical texts.

Geometry Honors Online (9-11)

This course is a more in-depth track of an organized and logical study of the use of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, and theorems and will be an in-depth study of the concepts of geometry.

Geometry Online (9-11)

(Prerequisite: Algebra I)– This course is an organized and logical study of the use of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, and theorems.

Health Online (9-12)

Students will learn important health issues, how to take care of their body, benefits of physical activity, types of physical activities, self-management skills, making smart food choices, healthy lifestyles, stress management, how to create a personal program and more.

Pre-Calculus Honors Online (11-12)

(Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Grace Academy Issued Placement Test) – This course is designed to help students develop their proficiency in Algebra III and Trigonometry.

Spanish I Online (9-10)

This course is designed for students with no prior Spanish language background. Basic vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, and writing are implemented throughout the course.

Spanish II Online (10-12)

(Prerequisite: Spanish I) – This course will expand on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Spanish I. This course will introduce more vocabulary and grammar, verb tenses, and immerse beginning Spanish students into the language.

Spanish III Honors Online (11-12)

Prerequisite: Spanish I and Spanish II) – This course will continue to expand on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Spanish II. Vocabulary and grammar will be introduced and immerse Spanish students into the language.

Understanding Your Faith Online (9-12)

Ever have questions about why you believe what you believe? There are answers. This concentrated course focuses on instilling these answers onto the hearts of students and gives them the wisdom to defend what they believe.

Web Design Online (9-12)

(Prerequisite: Prior computer experience required) – Students will learn modern web design principles to create efficient, visually appealing, functional websites by learning to write in both the HTML and CSS computer languages.

World History Honors Online (9-12)

In World History, we will utilize a Christian worldview to explore history from Creation to the 21st century. With a strong focus on historical figures and civilizations, students will work to draw conclusions about how our modern world relates to history.

World History Online (9-12)

In World History, we will utilize a Christian worldview to explore history from Creation to the 21st century. This course will start with the beginning of our world and work to relate the major points in history to our lives now.