Courses Offered With Descriptions
9th grade English course that presents an introduction to themes in world literature (including fables), poetry, literary terms, basic grammar, composition, and basic spelling/vocabulary skills.
10th grade level English course that presents an introduction to backgrounds in world literature, poetry and mythology, recognition of literary devices, and continued development of writing skills.
11th grade level English course that presents an overview of major figures in American literature (novel, short story and poetry), recognition and evaluation of literary devices, essay and research paper writing, spelling, and vocabulary skills.
12th grade level English course that presents an overview of major figures in the literature of Great Britain, includes novels, short stories, and poetry. Recognition and use of literary devices, literature analysis and evaluation, essay writing.
AP (Advanced Placement) English Literature & Composition
The AP English Literature and Composition course is designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students can deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.
ESL Grammar and Composition 1/2
This integrated skills course at the beginning level for the student who has little experience in English includes systematic instruction in reading, basic writing structures, grammar, and vocabulary. The goal of this course is to give the student a basic, solid foundation for further academic study in English. Students are recommended to take the Listening and Speaking course concurrently.
ESL Listening and Speaking 1/2
This beginning level course uses a communicative approach to English learning that integrates all four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will build confidence and ability in conversational English, as well as continue to build their vocabulary for further academic study in English.
ESL Grammar & Composition 3/4
This intermediate/advanced level course integrates the basic skills of reading, writing, grammar & vocabulary in a class focused on academic preparation. Students will learn to write using subjects from a variety of content areas as well as level-appropriate American literature. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to enter into mainstream English classes.
ESL Listening and Speaking 3/4
This intermediate/advanced level course includes a communicative approach to English learning that integrates all four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will build confidence and ability in conversational English, as well as continue to build their vocabulary and oral presentation skills for further academic study in English.
This course is designed to assist the student in achieving grade level proficiency in Grammar skills (understanding and usage through writing, listening, reading, vocabulary, and comprehension exercises) Special emphasis is given to oral and listening communication skills.
Spanish II (Prerequisite : Spanish 1)
This course utilizes a careful progression of activities that guides students from comprehensive input of authentic language through structured practice to creative, personalized expression. This course provides students with the tools and confidence to express themselves in Spanish.
The student is encouraged to participate actively in open dialogue and class discussions. The student will gain a cultural comprehension of the countries where this language is spoken. Special emphasis is given to writing and oral skills.
Yearbook is an upper level class for juniors and seniors. This class covers beginning journalism concepts, photo composition, and digital-imaging software, while allowing students to have first-hand participation in producing the yearly CCA yearbook. Photography and creativity are a daily task for this class. This class also requires time outside of class for writing, photographing sports, activities, and daily life at school.
This course is designed to fulfill the State of Oregon’s requirement of a one-year health course. Students will learn how the body works, as well as how to make wise choices regarding their personal lifestyles and health.
A study covering botany, zoology, human anatomy, and physiology. This is a laboratory class, including dissection and microscope usage.Topics of current interest such as cloning, new medicines, diet and health, etc. will be discussed.
Anatomy & Physiology (Prerequisite: Biology)
Students will study human anatomy and physiology through hands-on studies and labs throughout the year. Students will have the opportunity to learn
Chemistry (Prerequisite: Physical Science)
A basic high school chemistry course. Topics include matter, periodic table, chemical and physical reactions. This course is designed for the student who has an elementary knowledge of science and chemistry, but needs to develop the knowledge further.
A basic overview of many scientific disciplines, including: scientific method, meteorology, chemistry, creation,evolution,intelligent design, geology, oceanography, and physics.
Early Church/Christian Walk
An introductory course that covers the basics tenets of Christianity designed for students with little to no background in the Bible or Christian beliefs and lower level English skills.
Foundations of Western Civilizations
An introduction to the Bible and Christian Faith. Verses from the Bible are memorized on a weekly basis. Topics include discussions about truth, characteristics of God, and others.
Religion and the Antiquities – Biblical Geography
Journey of Faith
This course provides opportunities for students to explore and engage in God’s mission as the foundation for the story of the Bible, as the lens through which we all relate to others cross-culturally, as the centerpiece of history, and as the driving force for living “missionally” in whatever context we find ourselves. The course invites students to enter into a deeper understanding of God through joining Him on the adventure of a lifetime.
Old Testament Survey
An intermediate level course that teaches the stories and books of the Old Testament. Some knowledge of the Bible helpful, but not required. Emphasis will be placed on the major stories and figures of the Old Testament and how to apply principles learned in everyday life. Teaching is done through activities, lectures, and worksheets.
Philosophy and World Views
An upper-level Bible course for juniors or seniors. The Biblical Christian worldview is presented and discussed in comparison with Secular Humanism and Eastern religions. Special attention is given to the topics of ethics, the media, and theology.
Upper level course for juniors or seniors. Government will examine the basic structures and principles of major types of governments in the world. Priority will be given to a study of the United States government. Economics will examine the basic principles that govern economics on a world and on a personal level. Topics to be examined include monetary policy, taxes, stock market, and government influence on the economy. Special focus will be placed on individual finances. Required for graduation.
United States History
An intermediate history course designed for juniors or seniors. Beginning with early exploration of the Americas by Europe and progressing through the present. The major political movements and leaders in US history are studied. Special focus is given to the 20th century through present. Required for graduation.
AP (Advanced Placement) U.S. History
An advanced college level course on United States history that requires more reading and writing and is designed for the advanced student.
A basic introduction to the history of the world on a freshmen level. Beginning at the Biblical creation of the world, this class examines the groups, leaders, and ideas that shaped the world of today.
American History (for International Students)
An intermediate history course designed for students with no background in US history. Beginning with early exploration of the Americas by Europe and progressing through the present, the major political movements and leaders in US history are studied.
* All new incoming students will be tested to facilitate placement in the appropriate mathematics course
An introductory algebra course for freshmen or sophomores. Central to this course is an introduction to symbolic reasoning and calculating with symbols. Students will develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. Use of algebra in problem-solving situations will also be covered.
Algebra II (Prerequisite: Algebra I)
A continuation of Algebra I. Students will gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems, including quadratic equations, rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and the complex number systems.
Precalculus (Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent)
This is a course in college algebra and trigonometry for juniors and seniors, intended to prepare them for calculus. The concept of functions will be stressed. Coverage includes graphs, functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, unit-circle and triangle trigonometry, systems of equations, and matrices. Graphing calculators are required.
AP Calculus AB
This class is structured to prepare you for the AP Calculus AB exam, which will be required to take at the end of the year. Also covered will be material found on the Calculus BC exam, with the option of taking that exam as well. Graphing calculators are required.
Geometry focuses on reasoning, proof, and constructions with a ruler and compass. Special attention will be given to topics found on the SAT exam.
This course is a traditional physical education course that focuses on a variety of activities, sports, and methods to improve and sustain physical fitness. Course requires the purchase of a PE uniform.
This course provides an introduction to a variety of topics not generally offered at the high school level. Subjects covered may include areas such as art, classical music, cinema, chess, topics in 20th century history, current world issues, investing and the stock market. Students will have opportunities to attend concerts, play, operas, ballet and art museums. Content and trips will vary from year to year. seminar is open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and above.
Art Club – Once a week for a 2 hour session after school.