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Academics

Senior High

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Senior High course descriptions are categorized by subjet.

Bible

Each MCA high school student is required to complete one credit of Bible per year when attending Metro Christian Academy.

LifeQuest is a thorough chronology of the life of Christ, beginning with eternity past and ending with eternity future, with its natural application to developing spiritual maturity. (one credit)

FaithQuest is a comprehensive overview of the Old and New Testament and its unifying theme, God’s Plan of Redemption, which confronts students with the need for faith. (one credit)

RealityQuest is an integrated study of major Bible doctrines with an emphasis on creative challenges toward personal application. (one credit)

FutureQuest is a hard look at the integration of faith and knowledge as students look toward future life decisions, including engaging the culture, career selection, marriage and family, lifestyles, the church, and the world from a biblical worldview. (one-half credit)

Understanding the Times is designed to teach students how to recognize and analyze major worldviews such as naturalism, humanism, existentialism, and post-modernism and then evaluate them from Christian theistic worldview perspective. (one-half credit)

English

Metro Christian Academy requires four credits in English for graduation.

English I emphasizes grammar and composition, appreciation of literature, spelling and vocabulary development, and listening and speaking skills. (one credit)

English II emphasizes composition and literature while reviewing grammar and vocabulary and spelling skills. (one credit)

English II-Honors focuses upon composition and literature and analysis of literature. Students are required to read additional novels and critical essays, and to express their analyses in discussion and writing. (one credit)

English III is a study of the American literary heritage with a focus on the development of American culture, thought, and lifestyle as revealed in pertinent writings of significant American authors. (one credit)

English III-Honors is a study of American literature. The course requires greater amounts of reading and writing. Intense study is done in preparation for the college examination offered by the College Board. (one credit)

English IV focuses on the writings of significant British authors in order to understand our European heritage. Emphasis is on writing, vocabulary, spelling, and reading development. (one credit)

English IV-Honors is a study of British literature. The course requires greater amounts of reading and writing. Intense study is done in preparation for the college examination offered by the College Board. (one credit)

Senior Research Project (starting 2010-2011 in place of Senior Composition) is the culminating activity of the Metro Christian Academy experience in which students apply the skill and knowledge gained throughout their school years to the development and presentation of an important project of their own design. (Senior composition will be a part of this project.) Students work independently under the guidance of faculty and non-faculty sponsors. (one-half credit)

Mathematics

Metro Christian Academy requires a minimum of four credits in mathematics for graduation. Grades 9-12 students on the Honors Diploma Track must take five mathematics courses for the mathematics track.

Algebra I introduces and refines algebraic problem-solving techniques. (one credit)

Geometry is an abstract subject which revolves around formal proofs and logical thinking. This course deals with both plane and solid geometrical concepts. (one credit)

Algebra II develops proficiency with mathematical skills and expands understanding of mathematical concepts. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. (one credit)

Advanced Mathematics is a course designed to prepare a student for further study in college mathematics. It emphasizes intensive study of functions, sequences and series, the theory of equations, and the conic sections. Advanced Math is a prerequisite for Calculus-Honors. (one credit)

Business Mathematics emphasizes math skills needed to operate a business and successfully manage family finances, while teaching Godly attitudes towards finances and work responsibilities. Example problems guide students toward independent thinking and word problems are used to test knowledge of concepts and skills.

Social Studies

Metro Christian Academy requires four credits in social studies for graduation: World Geography, World History, US History , and Government and Economics.

World Geography focuses on the earth, its people, and its resources as God created them through the study of eight culture regions and 184 different countries. Emphasis is placed on the principles of geography and a strong biblical basis.

World History surveys events, people, and cultures from the Stone Age civilization through the Electronic Age. Emphasis is placed on geography, eyewitness accounts, vocabulary development, and critical thinking skills. (one credit)

World History-Honors surveys events, people, and cultures from the Stone Age civilization through the Electronic Age. Emphasis is placed on geography, eyewitness accounts, vocabulary development, and critical thinking skills.

Intense study is done in preparation for the college examination offered by the College Board. (one credit)

US History is a chronological treatment of the history of the United States from the settlement through the 1960s. (one credit)

US Government is a fall semester course on the structure and function of the United States government. It emphasizes civic responsibilities. (one-half credit)

Economics is a spring semester course focusing on focusing on psychological concepts and their applications, including human growth and development, personality, learning, thinking, and perception. (one-half credit)

Science

Metro Christian Academy requires four credits in science for graduation.

Physical Science is an introduction to physics and chemistry. Topics include motion, light, sound, energy sources, measurement, the classification of matter, and both physical and chemical changes in matter. Laboratory skills are introduced in this course. This course is only for ninth grade students. (one credit)

Biology focuses on major life processes. Topics studied include those from the simplest to the most complex levels of biological organization. Methods of science, beginning chemistry, cellular biology, and genetics are presented. (one credit)

Chemistry follows a logical, sequential development of major chemistry principles, beginning with the “mechanics” of chemistry, the mole concept of structure of matter, behavior of matter in terms of acidity, oxidation, reduction, and electrical potential. It includes materials on nuclear, organic, and analytical chemistry as well as biochemistry. (one credit)

Chemistry-Honors follows a logical, sequential development of major chemistry principles, beginning with the “mechanics” of chemistry, the mole concept of structure of matter, behavior of matter in terms of acidity, oxidation, reduction, and electrical potential. It includes materials on nuclear, organic, and analytical chemistry as well as biochemistry. Intense study is done in preparation for the college examination offered by the College Board. (one credit)

Anatomy/Physiology follows Biology and Chemistry. It emphasizes the cell, the diversity of life, regulation, and reproduction. Proficiency in dissecting skills is an important part of this course. (one credit)

Anatomy/Physiology-Honors follows Biology and Chemistry. It emphasizes the cell, the diversity of life, regulation, and reproduction. Proficiency in dissecting skills is an important part of this course. Intense study is done in preparation for the college examination offered by the College Board. (one credit)

Physics-Honors is a survey of the basic concepts of physics, leading to an understanding of how the physical universe operates. The primary emphasis of the course is on problem-solving in a hands-on, laboratory setting. Students investigate concepts, including force, motion, waves, light, electricity, and magnetism.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Metro Christian Academy requires students to earn two credits in the same foreign language for graduation.

Spanish I emphasizes grammar, verb conjugation, vocabulary, and sentence structuring. These points are combined to develop communicative skills and a cultural awareness of the Spanish culture. (one credit)

Spanish II focuses on the continued study of grammar, verb conjugation, vocabulary, and sentence structuring to further develop communicative skills and cultural awareness of the Spanish culture. (one credit)

WELLNESS

Metro Christian Academy requires one credit of (health) wellness and one-half credit of physical education .

Physical Education emphasizes activities that involve sports and games, gymnastics, and physical activities for maintaining wellness lifestyles. Students are required to purchase and dress in approved physical education uniforms. This class is taken their freshmen year. (one-half credit)

Health focuses on topics related to fitness, first aid, addictive behaviors, chronic and communicable diseases, dating, relationships, and human reproduction. The Bible is presented as the foundation for decision-making as students develop wellness lifestyles. (one credit)

TECHNOLOGY

Metro Christian Academy requires one credit in computer technology for graduation.

Computer Applications is a full-year course in technology with an emphasis on word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and other software applications. (one credit)

FINE ARTS

Metro Christian Academy requires one credit in fine arts for graduation.

Senior High Chorale is a vocal musical performance group for students in grades 9-12 interested in singing, choreography, and performance. (By audition only.) (one credit)

Drama consists of chapel drama and school musicals and plays. (one-quarter credit per program)

Art I (an independent study course from Alpha-Omega publications, featuring renowned artist Thomas Kinkade) emphasizes the principles of design and art history. (one-half credit)

Art II (an independent study course from Alpha-Omega publications) focuses on artistic perspectives, portraiture, carving, and cartooning. Students discover different art styles and learn to incorporate their personality into their own artwork. Art I is a prerequisite. (one credit)

OTHER COURSES

Yearbook is a full-year course (that meets two days per week) for writing and production of the school yearbook. Students requesting this course must be approved by the yearbook advisor, and class size is limited. (one-half credit)

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