COURSE CATALOG

LutheranHighSchool-Classroom

COURSE LISTINGS

Bible

338                Christian Doctrine            1 Credit

This course uses Scripture to explore the basic teachings of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for students as they look at other faiths in the next course (Comparative Religions).

349             Christian Apologetics          0.5 Credit

Our students will face a variety of issues in their future that may challenge their beliefs and test their faith. These courses are intended to discuss controversial issues and what our God says about these issues. Students will be equipped to heed the call of Peter (1 Peter 3:15) by being able to “give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope…” that we have as Christians.

145            Christian Leadership           1 Credit

This is a serious class for those who want to expand their Christian Leadership. Anyone applying to enter this class will need to submit an application with Jeffery Sanders.

346            Ethics – Junior Religion        0.5 Credit

Our students will face a variety of issues in their future that may challenge their beliefs and test their faith. These courses are intended to discuss controversial issues and what our God says about these issues. Students will be equipped to heed the call of Peter (1 Peter 3:15) by being able to “give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope…” that we have as Christians.

347             Faith 1                              1 Credit

During the freshman year, students will be introduced to an overview of the Bible. Each student will not only learn how to use the resources available in the Lutheran Study Bible, but will also be educated in the origins and reliability of Scripture. Using God’s Word as the foundation, students will explore who God is, their own identity & vocation, the life of Christ, gospel metaphors, how to pray, and ten key concepts found in Biblical teaching.

348           Faith 2                              1 Credit

An in-depth study of the Bible, beginning with the New Testament first semester and Old Testament second semester, being sure to note the connections between the testaments. Students will see the fulfillment of God’s promise of redemption through his Son, Jesus Christ, and the typological events in Israel’s history leading to Christ.

Electives

04         Communications Applications  0.5 Credits

Students will engage in activities designed to help them better understand and execute effective communication (verbal and nonverbal) in a variety of situations, with varying purposes and audiences.

143          Life Skills                              0.5 Credits

Life Skills is designed to increase student knowledge and skills necessary for everyday living. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision making and problem solving, communication, healthy lifestyles and relationships, nutrition, personal safety, citizenship and consumerism.

362        Medical Terminology               1 Credit

If you have a sincere interest in pursuing a health care career and you want to be far ahead of your peers entering college, then this course is for you! The Language of Medicine is an exciting, interactive course, where your primary goal will be to learn the tools of word analysis. Once accomplished, you will be absolutely amazed at your ability to define difficult medical terms that you have never heard before. Come join the students who are committed to excellence and in doing so, are preparing to become highly skilled medical professionals.

361       Literary Circles                      1 Credit

This course will be an elevated book club with educated discussions on literature.

368       Photography                        1 Credit

Photography will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography such as how cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, and how to use photo editing software.

The class will involve basic instruction, demonstration, viewing samples, and reviews of photos students have taken.

363       Principles of Health Science       1 Credit

Principles of Health Science is a foundational course for all who desire to pursue a career in one of over 250 health care careers to choose from. Together, we will embark on a “Career Exploration” journey; learn the history of medicine; personal qualities of the excellent health care worker; leadership: teamwork; employability skills; as well as, specifics regarding the 5 different Career Pathways: Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Health Informatics, Support Services and Biomedical Research and Development; 46 health care heroes, medical- legal aspects of health care and so much more….

364         Yearbook                         1 Credit

Students involved in yearbook are in charge of documenting the school year through photos! Students learn how to use the software necessary to create the yearbook on-line and turn it into a published product. In the process, students learn to look at photos with a critical eye, to understand the importance of composition and lighting, and to balance the photos with appropriate words and backgrounds. Students are also required to create two photo essays that are independent works of art. The photo essays will be displayed in a formal showing at school as part of learning how to communicate an idea through pictures and not just words.

369      Sports Analysis       0.5 Credit

In this course we will introduce students to the world of sports analytics. Sports analytics, as defined by a variety of people, are a collection of relevant, historical, statistics that when properly applied can provide a competitive advantage to a team or individual. Through the collection and analyzation of these data, sports analytics inform players, coaches and other staff in order to facilitate decision making both during and prior to sporting events. We will also spend a little time looking at how analytics is used by business to develop new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods.

English

11        English 1               1 Credit

Students will engage in activities that help them build skills in the following strands: Reading, Writing, Research, Listening & Speaking, Oral & Written Conventions and Viewing & Representing. Students will read selections encompassing a variety of literary genres, cultures, nonfiction and practical texts. Students will engage in all elements of the writing process, complete research tasks culminating in a variety of products, and hone written and oral communication skills through integrated instruction.

22     Honors English 1        1 Credit

In addition to working on activities outlined in English 1, students in Pre-Advanced Placement English 1 will engage in activities that help them accelerate acquisition of skills in the areas of close reading, rhetorical and literary analysis, composition and independent reading.

Prerequisite: 90% or higher in 8th Grade English

12         English 2           1 Credit

Students will engage in activities that help them continue to build skills in the following strands: Reading, Writing, Research, Listening & Speaking, Oral & Written Conventions and Viewing & Representing. Students will read selections encompassing a variety of literary genres, cultures, nonfiction and practical texts. Students will engage in all elements of the writing process with increased rigor in the areas of revision, editing and syntax, complete research tasks culminating in a variety of products, and hone written and oral communication skills through integrated instruction.

23      Honors English 2        1 Credit

In addition to working on activities outlined in English 2, students in Pre-Advanced Placement English 2 will continue to hone advanced skills in close reading, rhetorical and literary analysis, composition (including timed essays) and independent reading.

Prerequisite: 90% or higher in Pre AP English 1; 95% or higher in English 1

13        English 3      1 Credit

Students will read American literature and a variety of historical and practical texts as a catalyst to continue honing skills in reading, writing, research, listening, speaking, language conventions, viewing and representing. Increased rigor is experienced in the areas of literary and rhetorical analysis, syntax, revision and editing, and research.

14       English 4          1 Credit

Students will read British and world literature as well as a variety of historical and practical texts as a catalyst to mastering skills in reading, writing, research, listening, speaking, language conventions, viewing and representing. Increased rigor is experienced in the areas of literary and rhetorical analysis, syntax, revision and editing, and research.

24           AP English 3       1 Credit

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition is a College Board course equivalent to a college-level composition course. Students are expected to complete a great deal of reading and writing autonomously outside of class. American literature, historical documents, speeches and practical texts will be used as student’s master analysis of rhetorical devices, close reading and composition.

Prerequisite: 90% or higher in Pre AP English 2; 95% or higher in English 2

25       AP English 4        1 Credit

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition is a College Board course equivalent to a college-level literature course. Students are expected to complete a great deal of reading and writing autonomously outside of class. British and world literature (primarily fiction, drama and poetry), historical documents, speeches and practical texts will be used as student’s master analysis of rhetorical and literary devices, close reading and composition.

Prerequisite: 90% or higher in AP English 3; 95% or higher in English 3

Fine Arts

831    Two-Dimensional Design and Drawing                   0.5 credit

This course will expand on the skills and techniques learned in Art 1.  The basic principles and elements of design and advanced drawing skills will be studied.

Prerequisite:  Art 1 and departmental permission

841    Painting 1                            0.5 credit

This course will expand on the skills and techniques learned in Art 1.  Watercolor, acrylic painting and collage will be explored in depth.

Prerequisite:  Art 1 and departmental permission

821    Sculpture 1                          0.5 credit

This course is designed to apply the basic principles and elements of design in a three-dimensional work of art.  The history of sculpture and various techniques will be explored.

Prerequisite:  Art 1 and departmental permission

811    Ceramics 1                            0.5  credit

This course is designed to explore the history and techniques used to create hand-built ceramic pieces of art.

Prerequisite:  Art 1 and departmental permission

851, 861    Art 1                            1 credit

This introductory course will provide a general overview and basic background in as many areas of art as time will permit.  Topics covered will include drawing, perspective, color, painting, art history, sculpture, ceramics, design and printmaking.  This course is a prerequisite for all other art courses.

871, 881    Portfolio                            1 credit

This course is intended to provide the student who is seriously interested in pursuing an art-related career time within the daily schedule to produce professional quality work for his or her portfolio.  The art student will learn about preparing and preserving work, and the quality and quantity of artwork that is needed. This course is graded on a contractual basis.

Prerequisite:  Art 1 and at least two other art classes, departmental permission and a written description of the subject matter, theme or media that student wants to explore

832    Drawing 2                            0.5 credit

This course will expand on the skills and techniques learned in Two-Dimensional Design and Drawing.  A variety of media will be used to explore different subjects in detail.

Prerequisite:  Art 1, Two-Dimensional Design and Drawing and departmental permission

842    Painting 2                        0.5 credit

This course will expand on the skills and techniques learned in Painting 1.  Students will learn advanced techniques for watercolor, acrylic and oil painting.

Prerequisite:  Art 1, Painting 1 and departmental permission

812    Ceramics 2                         0.5 credit

This course will build on the skills and techniques for construction and glazing learned in Ceramics 1.  Students will explore different types of clay and surface treatments.

Prerequisite:  Art 1, Ceramics 1 and departmental permission

822    Sculpture 2            0.5 credit

This course will build on skills and techniques learned in Sculpture 1.  Students will explore the use of different materials and themes.

Prerequisite:  Art 1, Sculpture 1 and departmental permission

872    Graphic Design                 0.5 credit

This course is an introduction to the basic skills and techniques for creating graphic designs.  Students will use a variety of skills and resources to create images, including the computer.

Prerequisite:  Art 1, Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing 1, Painting 1, Computer 2 and departmental permission

274           Band             1 Credit

Band provides an ensemble experience for wind and percussion players. The course includes technical study, theory, performance of music in many styles and solo opportunities. Two school concerts, district and state music contests and other performances are presented each year. Students participate in Sunday morning church services at area Lutheran congregations and play in pep band for various athletic events. Attendance at all activities is required.

Prerequisite: At least one year experience in a band instrument

276       Concert Choir        1 Credit

This is a performance musical group. Basics of vocal technique and music theory are discussed as they relate to the music performed. The group performs two school concerts each year, competes at the district and state music contests and participates in Sunday morning church services at area Lutheran congregations. Other events include the school auction, the Dessert Auction and other opportunities. Attendance at all activities is required.

272       Theater          1 Credit

This course teaches the staples of drama and theater. Students will participate in TAPPS One Act Play as part of the class.

Language

367           Rosetta Stone              1-3 Credits

Student can work independently and at their own pace. We will set a minimum pace for the class, but the student can move forward and complete additional language credit(s) at a faster pace if desired

302       Spanish 1         1 Credit

This introductory course will acquaint the student with the standard dialect of the language in its spoken and written forms. This course is intended for the student who is new to the language.

303        Spanish 2     1 Credit

A continuation of Spanish 1, this course will introduce students to the present, preterit, imperfect and future tenses. It provides opportunities to use simple conversation for everyday events and to begin reading short stories.

Prerequisite: Spanish 1

304         Spanish 3     1 Credit

This course is designed to improve students’ conversational skills, including the use of the subjunctive tense and introduction to compound tenses. Students will be provided opportunities to read and discuss Spanish literature. Projects of different types will be required.

Prerequisite: Spanish 2 and permission of the instructor

305             Spanish 4         1 Credit

This course combines the elements of Spanish 3 and a variety of studies to advance in Spanish. Students will have opportunities to read and discuss Spanish fairy tales, prose, novels and poetry, and also to study idiomatic language. Projects of different types will be required.

Prerequisite: Spanish 3 and permission of the instructor

Mathematics

197     Advanced Quantitative Reasoning      1 Credit

This course builds upon students’ algebra and geometry foundations to expand their understanding through further mathematical experiences. The focus of the course includes the analysis of information using statistical methods and probability, modeling change and mathematical relationships, mathematical decision making in finance and society, and spatial and geometrical modeling for decision making. Students develop critical skills for success in college and careers.

187        Algebra 2 & Trigonometry     1 Credit

This course reviews and extends the topics taught in Algebra 1. Topics covered include functions, the real number system, complex numbers, quadratic equations, coordinate geometry, logarithms and trigonometry. Use of a graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry

201         Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry        1 Credit

This course includes all the topics of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, with an emphasis on problem solving at a higher level. Additional topics may include sequences and series, probability and more in-depth study of trigonometry.

Prerequisite: At least 90% in Algebra I and Geometry, and departmental approval.

185             Algebra 1         1 Credit

This foundation course includes study of the real number system, algebraic expressions, polynomial expressions, equations, inequalities, factoring and functions.

Prerequisite: Departmental recommendation based on placement exam

202          AP Calculus  1 Credit

A foundation course in the Calculus, this course will cover limits, derivatives and integration techniques. Emphasis will be placed on theoretical understandings, applications of theories, and use of technology. The Advanced Placement exam will be offered at the end of the course, and students may earn up to one semester of college credit based on their exam score.

Prerequisite: PreCalculus and departmental approval.

186      Geometry           1 Credit

Geometry explores the mathematical foundations of the world around us. Euclidean geometry, coordinate geometry, transformations, basic trigonometry and practical geometry are covered with an emphasis on logical problem solving and proof using inductive and deductive reasoning.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1. For freshmen, departmental recommendation based on placement exam and previous records.

200          Honors Geometry          1 Credit

Geometry Honors covers all the topics of Geometry, with problems of greater depth and higher-level reasoning required at each step.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and permission of department. For freshmen, departmental recommendation based on placement test and previous records.

188             Pre Calculus      1 Credit

A foundation of precalculus concepts, techniques and applications prepares students for more advanced mathematics courses. Reasoning and problem solving skills are emphasized while covering topics such as functions, graphs, trigonometry and limits. Mathematical modeling using polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions will be included.

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Pre AP

Physical Education

229         Cheerleader          1 Credit

Cheerleading is a course geared towards those who are interested in becoming a member of the LHS Cheerleading Squad. Students can expect to learn beginner, intermediate and advance skills of cheer technique through warm ups, tumbling, and partnering/group stunts. Students will also learn terminology and explore various cheer skills. Students will be required to attend all Cheer Team practices, games and events. Additional Fees apply.

238         Weight Training        0.5 Credit

Weight Training is both an introductory and activity class for weight training and fitness. A base knowledge of the body, muscles, and exercises that affect them will be covered; and a fitness program will be followed. All students will work on various aspects of fitness including strength training and cardiovascular fitness. Class should be used as an opportunity to improve health, develop healthy habits and learn physical skills that will be utilized throughout life.

Science

71           Anatomy and Physiology        1 Credit

This course is designed to further the student’s knowledge and understanding of the life sciences. It is essentially an anatomy and physiological study of plants and animals, including humans. Students will walk away from this class thoroughly prepared and equipped for any introductory biology course their future education may hold in store for them.

Prerequisites: Biology 1

86          AP Physics      1 Credit

Physics is the study of the ways nature behaves and the development of natural laws. These laws and the math skills necessary to support them will lead student to relate physics to the world around us. Topics covered include mechanics, materials, waves, electricity and magnetism and modern physics. Problem solving is addressed throughout the course.

Prerequisite: 80% or better in both Chemistry and Algebra 2

66                 Biology 1      1 Credit

Biology 1 represents the first opportunity for students to study the living sciences. The areas of life that will be covered include basic biochemistry, cells in great detail, change unit (covering evolution and creation), genetics, microbiology and ecology.

83          Honors Chemistry      1 Credit

This course will cover the same basic topics as Chemistry. A more formal approach is taken toward lecture, problem solving and laboratory work. The connection between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds is stressed as well as the use of models and symbolic representations.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Biology 1 and departmental approval.

68         Chemistry   1 Credit

This course is designed to give students a solid background in the basic chemical principles and skills required for college science courses. This course includes lecture, problem solving and laboratory experiences. The wisdom and power of God are appreciated in the order found in atomic structure, the mole concept, organic chemistry and energy.

Prerequisite: Biology 1 and departmental approval.

73           Engineering Your World 1          1 Credit

A student-centered curriculum that engages learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind. Collaborative, student-directed projects build resilient problem-solving skills and empower students to think like engineers, to adopt engineering processes, and to pursue engineering disciplines for the betterment of our world.

87             Engineering Your World 2     1 Credit

A course that engages students in programming and computational thinking to solve human-centered, technically challenging projects at the intersection of engineering and computer science. The goal of this course is to engage students in meaningful versions of the practices of professional engineers and computer scientists while sparking a passion for engineering, computational thinking, and problem-solving that will serve all students no matter what their future career goals may be.

69             Physics       1 Credit

This course will tie physics concepts to everyday life. Problem-solving strategies stress visualization as well as computation. Labs will focus on common misconceptions found in physics. Some experiments will be created and set up solely by the students. Real-world connections will be used to reinforce the concepts covered.

Prerequisite: Biology 1 and Chemistry

Social Studies

45           Honors Economics             0.5 Credits

In addition to the topics covered in Economics, this course will compare political and economic theories that have affected the 20th Century. Several papers and outside readings will be required.

Prerequisite: 90% in previous Social Studies courses and departmental approval.

34           Economics             0.5 Credits

Fundamental concepts of economics and personal finance management will be introduced in this course. Topics will include market forces, contemporary issues and government economic policy.

44              Honors Government            0.5 Credits

In addition to the elements of government, this course covers the opinions of historians as they look back on events that helped to form our government. A more in-depth study of the workings of the national government will also be included.

Prerequisite: 90% in previous Social Studies courses and departmental approval.

33               Government      0.5 Credits

Foundations of our national, state and local governments will be explored in this course. An overview of alternative systems of government will also be included. A special focus will be placed on the citizen’s involvement in politics.

57                  AP US History      1 Credit

AP US History is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course. Solid reading and writing skills along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and outside study are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents and historiography.

Prerequisite: 90% in World History Honors (before 6 points) and departmental approval.

49              US History         1 Credit

This course covers the political, social and cultural foundations and developments of the United States from the colonial age to the present.

48           World History        1 Credit

This course examines the development of man’s cultural, social and political achievements from the earliest civilizations through the modern age. The class will study both western and non-western cultures, with a major emphasis on western civilizations.

47             World Geography               1 Credit

In this course the student will survey the political, cultural and physical characteristics of the nations of the world. Students will learn basic geographical and social studies skills and how to apply them in the world of today.

56             Honors World History           1 Credit

In addition to the topics covered in World History, this course will require the use of higher level thinking skills in relation to cause and effect of important world events. Skills necessary to be successful in Advanced Placement US History will be taught and reviewed. Additional outside readings and projects will be required.

Prerequisite: 90% in World Geography and departmental approval.

Technology

104             Computer 1          1 Credit

This course gives students an introduction to computers. Basics of computer structure and use are covered. Students learn keyboarding and Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Current trends and issues in computers are explored. Students also learn appropriate and effective behaviors as digital citizens. In addition, students will learn multimedia programs such as Photo Story and Movie Maker. Emphasis is placed on using the computer for academic and personal growth.

128         Cyber Defense       1 Credit

Students in this course will be preparing to take the SYO-501 exam. This is a certification in the cyber-security field that is required for the majority of jobs. Students will be taking a more in depth look into the specifics of many of the topics from the previous course. Lastly, students are encouraged to take the SYO-501 exam at the end of the school year.

126         Cyber Security       1 Credit

Students will be looking at an introduction into computer security. We will be discussing topics and ideas that will cover security concepts, cryptography, networks and mapping, system administration, intrusion detection and prevention, malware and forensics, and social engineering. Students are also expected to participate in the cyber patriot program.