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2018-19 Classes

Choir (7-12th grades) - Rachael Keefe

No audition is required. This class fulfills the fine arts credit where students will apply technical skills, analyze, collaborate, create, and perform music. Students will enjoy singing, instruction in music theory, and sight singing. Concerts will be performed at the end of first and second semesters.

Advanced Choir (8-12th grades) - Rachael Keefe

Prerequisite: CEC Choir Class. Returning students to choir will register under the CEC Choir Class. Students will not be required to repeat the theory part of the class. They will enjoy a leadership role, helping new students acclimate to the choir and have the opportunity to collaborate and create an original piece for the choir to perform if desired.

Drama (6-12th grades) - Debra McFerran

This course is an effective program for the theatre student which will focus on the rudiments of acting from the creativity of the mind to the application of the body and voice. At the end of the second semester, the class will perform in a theatre production. There will be additional rehearsal times prior to the production.

Advanced Drama and Theatre Production (9-12th grades) - Debra McFerran

Not only will the “advanced” Drama student focus on the rudiments of acting, but they will also learn what happens on “the other side of the curtain” from stage to house management. They will hold leadership roles in the spring theater committees.

Music Appreciation (9-12th grades) - Jonathan Pennington

This class fulfills the fine arts credit by teaching the history of music through interaction with the different periods, movements, style, and technique. The class will include field trips to musical events.

Middle School Bible 6/7 (6-7th grades) - E. Coye Still

Study of the Old Testament with the first year focusing on Genesis through Job, and the second year focusing on the Psalms through the Prophets.

Middle School Bible 8/9 (8-9th grades) - John Abel

Study of the Old and New Testament with the Bible as the primary text, focusing on your relationship to God’s kingdom today.

Bible 101 (10-12th grades) - Greg Siegfriedt-Wilson

This class will give the student a practical historical overview of the Bible and its message of Redemption. It will also train the student how to study the Bible for themselves, while learning sound principles of interpretation.

World Religions (9-12th grades) - E. Coye Still

This course will explore the basic tenets of the major religions currently practiced in our world, including a brief look at some traditional/tribal religions and also modern pluralistic claims about religion. The goal of this class is to familiarize the student with the major religious belief systems in the world today and, to a lesser degree, evaluate their truth claims.

Worldview Apologetics (9-12th grades) - Greg Siegfriedt-Wilson

This class will train the student to understand, articulate, promote, and defend the Christian Worldview in a secular environment. It will also expose them to competing worldviews and the proper response to them.

Business/Dual Credit (11 – 12th grades) - Mike Wisley

Pre-requisite 3.0 if taking for dual credit through IWU. The Business course is an overview of business, including: business ownership entrepreneurship, economics, global markets, ethics, social responsibility, management and leadership, human resources, marketing, financial management, and accounting.

Career Development/Dual Credit (11-12th grades) - Mike Wisley

Pre-requisite 3.0 if taking for dual credit through IWU. Taught from a Christian perspective this class is designed to help students determine their strengths and passions, in order to help them determine God’s plan for their career path. Will include writing resumes, interviewing and networking.

Chess Fundamentals (6-12th grades) - Andrew Porter

Beginning students (no prior chess knowledge required) learn the basics and progress through fundamental strategies, tactics, essential openings/endgames, etc. Chess history, instruction, and interactive practice are routinely incorporated. Sportsmanship and respect for others are emphasized.

Advanced Chess (7th-12th grades) - Andrew Porter

Prerequisite: Chess Fundamentals or the permission of the instructor. Advanced students build on fundamentals as they learn more advanced skills & strategies. Chess history, instruction, and interactive practice are routinely incorporated. Sportsmanship and respect for others are emphasized.

MS Cognitive Skills (6-8th grades) - Glenda Weiner

A pass/fail class designed to enhance thinking and learning skills through the implementation of Feurstein’s Instrumental Enrichment.

HS Cognitive Skills (9-12th grades) - Glenda Weiner

A pass/fail class designed to enhance thinking and learning skills through the implementation of Feurstein’s Instrumental Enrichment, specifically geared for high school students.

HS Journalism/Yearbook (9-12th grades) - Susan Essa

A high school class designed to introduce students to all forms of journalism and yearbook design. Students will produce a school newsletter and the CEC yearbook.

Advanced Journalism/Yearbook (10-12th grades) - Susan Essa

Prerequisite: HS Journalism/Yearbook. Students will transition to editorial boards to help oversee the design and production of the Consort newsletter and the CEC Yearbook.

Health/Personal Fitness (9-12th grades) - Sandy Shepard

This class will satisfy the Health/PE credit by teaching basic health and nutrition. Students will develop their own fitness plan to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into their daily lives.

MS Computer Fundamentals (6-8th grades) - Lisa Lloyd

Students will become familiar with the basic principles and terminology of computer technology. MS Office software application skills will be taught. Students will gain practice in using key applications: Word, Excel, & PowerPoint, as well as understanding social and ethical issues in the cyber world.

MS Computer Science (6-8th grades) - Lisa Lloyd —NEW—

The course is a great starting point for computer science covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students use computer science create, communicate, problem solve, and have fun! The course will teach the students to build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computers. Students who take this class will be prepared to take the High School Computer Science class.

Computer Fundamentals (9-12th grades) - Lisa Lloyd

Students will become familiar with the basic principles and terminology of computer technology. MS Office software application skills will be taught. Students will gain practice in using key applications: Word, Excel, & PowerPoint, as well as understanding social and ethical issues in the cyber world.

Principles of Computer Science (9-12th grades) - Lisa Lloyd

This course will cover ethical and social implications, history, and an exploration of careers within the computer science field. The course will teach how to analyze problems, use creative thinking, and create solutions, while introducing students to the JAVA programming language. Students will have the option to take the AP Computer Science Principles Exam.

Psychology (10-12th grades) - John Abel

The text will be Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications. The course will examine the current and historical perspectives in psychology from a Christian perspective. A research paper is required.

Sociology (9-12 grades) – Sandra Goodlett

Written specifically for High School students, Holt Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships, teaches students the meaning behind human behavior and society’s impact on the individual. Students will create models and graphics, and participate in research and service projects.

Speech and Communications (9-12th grades) - Gus Nelson

Speech and Communication will be a course designed to help teach the basics of speech techniques, covering theory and practice. Confidence building in human interaction are interspersed throughout the class. Students will deliver speeches during the school year.

English 6 (6th grade) - Sandra Goodlett

This course is a combination of grammar, literature, and composition taught from a Biblical world view. The A Beka grammar and literature curriculum, as well as various literary selections, will be covered. The curriculum used for this course is A Beka 7th grade.

English 7 (7th grade) - Sandra Goodlett

This course is a continuation of the English skills covered at the 6th grade level. The A Beka grammar and literature curriculum, as well as more advanced literary selections, will be covered. The curriculum used for this course is A Beka 8th grade.

English 8 Literature and Composition (8th grade) - Susan Essa

This course is geared for those who have a strong grammar background and desire to develop writing skills through essays, creative writing and a research paper. The text is the Prentice Hall series Silver edition, level 8.

English 9 Literature and Composition (9th grade) - Debra McFerran

This course will focus on the fundamentals of writing utilizing a portfolio of academic and creative writing, including a research paper. Utilizing the Prentice Hall World Literature text, the class will be an overview of major epics and writings, taught from a Christian world view.

English 10 Literature & Composition (10th grade) - Sandra Goodlett

Students will analyze classic novels and plays, and develop both creative and academic writing skills, culminating in a research paper and oral presentation. Quarterly Reader’s Journal and writing portfolio are required.

English 11/12 - British Literature and Composition (11 -12th  grades only) CLEP - Susan Essa —NEW—

Taught from a Christian world view, utilizing the Prentice Hall series, this class will conduct an overview of British literature. Students will develop both creative and academic writing skills, culminating in a research paper and oral presentation. Students will read additional British novels throughout the academic year. Quarterly Reader’s Journal and writing portfolio are required.

English 12/ Dual Credit British Literature and Composition (12th grade) CLEP - Beverly Clark —NEW—

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA if taking the class for dual credit, and previous CEC English class or instructor’s permission. English 12 composition will fulfill the ENG 101 and 102 class credits. This class will personalize the composition process with peer reviews and one on one class conferencing of composition papers. Students will develop critical writing skills, culminating in an academic research paper with an oral presentation. This class will also include an overview of British literature with an emphasis on Shakespeare and C. S. Lewis, taught from a Christian worldview. Students will read additional British novels throughout the year.

Chinese I (8–12th grades) - Siran Wang

Provides an introduction to Chinese language and culture and is designed to teach basic conversational pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, as well as general language-learning skills.

Chinese II (9-12th grades) - Siran Wang

Chinese I is a prerequisite for Chinese II, which continues the study of skills from Chinese I.

Latin I (8-11th grades) - Susan Essa

The beginning Latin class introduces Latin basics. Book 1 emphasis is placed on vocabulary and translation.

Latin II (9-12th grades) - Susan Essa

Latin I is a prerequisite for Latin II and continues the Latin basics of vocabulary and translation.

Middle School Spanish (6-8th grades) - Christine McCloy —NEW—

Middle school Spanish focuses on conversation emphasizing pronunciation, fluency and high frequency vocabulary, as well as culture. It teaches proficiency through reading, storytelling, skits, and games by integrating linguistic structures necessary for students to speak Spanish immediately for communication. This course will prepare students to share their faith with Hispanics while preparing them for high school Spanish.

Spanish I (9-12th grades) - Micah Tufts

An introductory class at the high school level. The curriculum will cover grammar, conversation, phonics, and vocabulary. Students will receive an introduction to Latin American and Spanish culture.

Spanish II (10-12th grades) - Micah Tufts

Spanish I is a prerequisite for the Spanish II class. This is a continuation of the grammar, conversation, phonics, and vocabulary in the Spanish I class.

Enrollment in math classes is based upon results of a placement test required of all new students at an additional cost of $30 per student (Contact CEC office staff to schedule.). Those students already enrolled in math classes at CEC need not take this test.

The following Saxon math classes will be offered:

Math 6/5 (6-7th grades) - Tina Mitchell

Math 7/6 (6-8th grades) - Tina Mitchell

Math 8/7 (6-8th grades) - Andrew Porter

Algebra ½ (Pre-Algebra) (7-11th grades) - Cathy Wills

Algebra I (9-12th grades) - Cathy Wills

Algebra II (9-12th grades) - Bill Speicher

 

Pre-Calculus (10-12th grades) - Cathy Wills

Covers advanced algebra topics and trigonometry, with a brief introduction into Calculus ideas. Completes the Saxon Geometry requirement.

Calculus (Advanced) (10-12th grades) - Bill Speicher

An introduction to all basic Calculus topics, including derivatives and integrals. Should prepare a student for the AP Calculus exam and / or college Calculus. Recommended for students entering the fields of engineering, science, or mathematics.

Personal Finance/Dual Credit (11-12th grades) - Mike Wisley

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA if taking for dual credit through IWU and CEC Alg 2 or passed the placement test. This course applies biblical principles & real life practical applications to financial decision-making. Students will develop a financial plan for spending, investment, and risk management.

Consumer Math (11-12th grades) - Mike Wisley

Financial Peace for the Next Generation by Dave Ramsey Designed to apply mathematical concepts to real-world life situations. Weekly discussion in current economic issues. Independent projects are included.

Middle School Science 6 (6-7th grades) - Janice Cook

A general science course using the Bob Jones University Press Science 6 textbook.

Middle School Science 7 (7-8th grades) - Janice Cook

A Physical Science course using the A Beka book Science: Earth and Space textbook. Gives strong preparation for high school science, without the necessity of an advanced mathematics background.

General Science (7-8th grades) - Brenda Garrett

Text: Exploring Creation with General Science (Apologia)

Physical Science- (8-9th grades) - Tina Mitchell

Pre-requisites: must be in or have completed Algebra 1/2. Text: Exploring Creation with Physical Science (Apologia)

Biology I (9-10th grades) - Katy Tappmeyer

Using the Bob Jones Biology text, this course satisfies a lab requirement for college prep students.

Anatomy/Biology II (10-12th grades) - Sandy Shepard

Pre-requisite: Biology I. This class will explore human anatomy as outlined in Jay Wiles and Marilyn Shannon’s textbook “Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” (Apologia curriculum). Students will have the option to take the AP Biology exam.

Chemistry I (10-12th grades) - Tina Mitchell

Pre-requisite: Algebra 1. Text: Discovering Design with Chemistry (Berean Builders, by Dr. Jay Wile). This course satisfies a lab requirement for college prep students.

Chemistry II (11-12th grades) - Bill Speicher

Pre-requisite: Chemistry I and must be in or have completed Algebra 2. This advanced class is a continuation of Chemistry I utilizing the Apologia Advanced Chemistry text. It includes everything that is typically discussed in a first year university-level Chemistry course, complemented by a rigorous online lab which gives students exposure to sophisticated laboratory techniques. Students will have the option to take the AP Chemistry exam.

CSI: Forensic Science (9-12th grades) - Brenda Garrett

Prerequisite Alg. 1/2. This science class focuses on practices and analysis of physical evidence found at crime scenes. The course explores several scientific techniques, Including investigating hair samples, fibers, DNA, and the ballistics of a bullet.

Origins (11-12th grades) - Katy Tappmeyer —NEW—

Surveys the Evolution vs. Creation debate, from a Creationist perspective. This class prepares students to evaluate and discuss all theories of life's origins in future academic settings. Students read publications written by Darwinists, Intelligent Design theorists, Old Earth Creationists, and Young Earth Creationists.

Physics (10-12th grades) - Bill Speicher

Pre-requisite: must be in or have completed Algebra 2. An in-depth study of the laws of motion, optics, waves, and electrical and magnetic theory. This college preparatory class is a must for students interested in science or engineering.

All classes are taught from a Christian perspective, utilizing texts, taking notes with class discussion, learning test taking skills, and completing projects. Current events are included for high school classes.

Middle School Ancient History (6-7th grades) - Andrew Porter

Surveys world history from Creation through the Middle Ages. Introduction to note-taking, class discussion (e.g., the relevance of history in our modern world), workbook activities, videos, group activities.

Middle School World History (7-8th grades) - Andrew Porter —NEW—

This class will survey world history from the Middle Ages through modern era. Introduction to note-taking, class discussion (e.g., the relevance of history in our modern world), workbook activities, videos, group activities.

World Geography (8-9th grades) - Andrew Porter

Surveys the physical, political, and social geography of the seven continents of the world. Introduction to high school level note-taking, class discussion (e.g., current events/issues), workbook activities, videos, research project.

Early American History (1) (CLEP) (9-12th grades) (CLEP) - Beverly Clark —NEW—

This class is an overview of American history from the colonial time period through the American Revolution (Yes, we will study HAMILTON!), the Civil War, until the Industrial Age. Students will learn to take notes, discuss current events, and integrate a Christian world view with the history being studied. Group work and presentations, as well as map studies that involve the history lesson will be a part of the curriculum. Advanced students will be prepared to take the American History I CLEP exam for college credit.

American Government & Current Affairs (Advanced) (11-12th grades) - Gus Nelson

This class covers the branches of government, as well as an in-depth analysis of current affairs. This is a college prep class that includes projects such as a mock Senate and also a Cabinet meeting. Students have the option of taking the AP Government exam or the CLEP test for college credit.