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Course Descriptions

 

Latin

Latin I
This is an entry-level Latin course intended to prepare the high school students for further Latin study as well as to enrich their English language and other humanities courses. The study of Latin builds vocabulary and strengthens grammar, giving the student a highly advanced understanding of his/her own language, as well as the ability to learn and understand other modern languages more easily, especially the five derived from Latin. Students will experience the language through the study of vocabulary, root words, and grammar essential to learning Latin. Basic reading and writing will be mastered with a strong emphasis on translation. Homework will be given daily with a test every 4-5 weeks.

 

Latin II
This course is a continuation of Latin I. Students will continue learning Latin grammar, vocabulary, root words, and translation at a more advanced level. Translation will be emphasized as the students will translate sections of Virgil’s Aeneid and the writings of Julius Caesar. Upon completion of this course, the students will be prepared to move forward into Latin III or college Latin study. Homework will be given daily with a test approximately every 4-5 weeks.  Prerequisite: A grade of 70% or higher in Latin I.

 

Latin III

This course is a continuation of Latin II. Students will continue learning Latin grammar, vocabulary, root words and translation at a more advanced level. Translation will be emphasized as the students progress through the new material. Upon completion of this course, students will be well prepared to move forward into college Latin study or the study of a modern language. Homework will be given daily with a test approximately every 4-5 weeks.

Mathematics

Algebra II
This course is an in-depth preparation for college and cutting-edge careers. The rigorous content is aligned to standards from ACSI, NCTM and other programs. Major topics include linear relations and functions, quadratic relations and functions, polynomial functions, radical and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, elementary probability, composite functions, and trigonometry. There will be an emphasis on the application as well as methods.

Geometry
The study of 2 and 3-dimensional concepts. The topics include lines, angles, planes, polygons, transformations, congruency, proportions, similarity, right angles and triangles, circles, coordinate geometry, and volume and surface area of common solids. The course also focuses on understanding and practicing inductive and deductive reasoning. Proving theorems using deductive reasoning and the laws of logic are also stressed.

 

Precalculus/Trigonometry
A rigorous introduction to the foundations of Algebra: complex numbers; equations and inequalities; functions and transformations; inverse functions; polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Intended primarily for students majoring in Science or Mathematics who will be taking Calculus I. Measurement of angles, solution of right triangles, applications to the "real world," identities, graphs of trigonometric functions, solution of oblique triangles, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric form of complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, and polar coordinates.

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History

Government
(Fall semester) There is never a more exciting time to study American Government than every 4 years when a Presidential Election sets the perfect stage for such a study! This is a comprehensive, college-prep American Government course designed to prepare students to understand our nation’s form of limited government, his/her responsibilities to this government, and preparation for responsible citizenship and participation in America’s government. We strongly recommend that high school U.S. History be taken prior to this course in order to have a well-established understanding of our nation’s history before studying its government. Beginning with a study of the foundation of government and the various forms of government, students will study American Government through the lens of a Biblical worldview, utilizing a classical discussion-oriented approach to instruction. We will explore and discuss the principles and mechanics of a constitutional republic. Studies will include the Constitutional Convention, in-depth insights into the three branches of government, political parties, elections, the electoral college, foreign and domestic policy, civil rights and civil responsibilities. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, tests, research, essays, speakers, and field trips combine to offer a rewarding class experience! Attendance at Constitution Day at the Courthouse and at the annual Constitution Day speaker event at UTC offer excellent opportunities to gain further insight and practical knowledge of how our constitutional republic is designed to function. Join us for this exciting class taught amidst the backdrop of our nation’s 58th presidential election! American Government takes a historical approach to the scope and mechanics of our United States government, including its possibilities and limitations.  We will analyze the three God-ordained institutions of authority – the church, the home, the state – through a study of all levels and branches of American government, explaining their scriptural foundation.  Students will also examine the Constitution, political parties, elections, interest groups, media influence, the bureaucracy, and political behavior. 

Economics  
(Spring semester) Economics will present an interesting, logical, uncomplicated examination of comparative economic systems and the laws/principles that govern them.  We will build a case for free-market capitalism as the economic system most compatible with a Biblical worldview and consider it in the current battle of ideas for the global economy.  Throughout this process, we will study economic theories and principles and the personal (consumer) level and their application to the broader demands of government. We will also consider the consequences of popular economic myths/fallacies.  Students will also examine the Biblical principles of money, wealth, and stewardship with regard to income, debt, budgeting, giving, and saving/investing.

U.S. History

This is a comprehensive, college-prep U.S. History course designed to survey the history of our nation from the era of exploration and discovery of the new world to the present day in order to give students a solid foundation of knowledge about the true heritage of our great nation. Students will study the American history through the lens of a Biblical worldview, utilizing a classical discussion-oriented approach to instruction. Why study history?  History prepares us for the future; history helps us understand who we are and gives us cultural identity; history declares God’s glory. He is the ultimate historian, and it is His Story! Beginning with exploration and colonization, we will trace U.S. history through the revolutionary and Constitutional founding era, the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War, American expansion, the World Wars, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, Space Race, and Cold War. Through our studies, students will discover the political, economics, philosophical, religious, and artistic forces and major individuals that have shaped our nation’s history. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, map work, tests, research, essays, and field trips combine to offer a rewarding class experience!

World History

This is a comprehensive, college-prep World History course designed to survey the story of mankind from Creation to the present in light of God’s master plan. Students will study the world through the lens of a Biblical worldview, utilizing a classical discussion-oriented approach to instruction. Why study history?  History prepares us for the future; history helps us understand who we are and gives us cultural identity; history declares God’s glory. He is the ultimate historian, and it is His Story! Students will examine ancient civilizations from the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Greeks through the Roman Empire. They will then survey the ancient Indian, Asian, and African civilizations before moving on to the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation, upon which the modern world is founded. Our studies will continue on through exploration and discovery of the new world, the revolutionary era, the industrial revolution, the World Wars, and the Cold War era. Through our studies, students will discover the political, scientific, economic, philosophical, religious, and cultural forces, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, map work, tests, research, essays, and field trips combine to offer a rewarding class experience!

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

The Scenic City High School Tutorial admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.