Academics

General Track

Bible (4), English (4), Social Studies (3), Math (2), Science (2), Physical Ed (1), Fine Arts (1), Computer (1)

College Preparation Track
Bible (4), English (4), Social Studies (3), Math (4)  Science (3)  Foreign Language (2), Physical Ed (1), Fine Arts (1) Accounting/Computer (2)

BIBLE I – Basic Discipleship and Worldviews 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH)

This course helps to prepare our students to explore foundational questions and relationships, as well as other life issues, by asking key questions
related to specific areas of life. Students will discover the consistent and comprehensive view of life that the Bible presents. Each student will be able
to have a clear understanding of their own “worldview” in the following areas: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Law,
Politics, Economics and History.

BIBLE II – The Wisdom of God-Proverbs 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH-12TH)
This course is a very comprehensive study of the book of PROVERBS with specific emphasis to the area of relationships (God/Man, Husband/Wife,
Parent/Teen & Friends). Students will discover the excitement of how having a right relationship with God makes any other relationship successful.
Students will complete a categorization of the verses of PROVERBS that they will be able to use as a source of knowledge for the rest of their life.

BIBLE III – Old Testament and New Testament Survey 1 YEAR PER CLASS, 1 CREDIT PER, (11TH, 12TH)
PREREQUISITE: BIBLE I & II The Word of God, the Bible, is the very revelation of God to man. It is a living document, in that has the breath and
inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit upon it and possesses the power to transform lives. It is the believer’s foundation for a successful life and witness. The
purpose of this course is to expose the student to every book of the Bible, looking at the literary genres, historical context, culture and customs of each
book and ultimately, to discern the transcultural truth value and application for the student in the world they live in today. The end product of all
meaningful Bible study is personal transformation through the application of the word of God. It is to this end that this course is directed.

BIBLE IV – Family Life 4 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (12TH), PREREQUISITE: BIBLE I, II, III
The philosophy of this course is to aid each student to live a healthy Christian life with a clear understanding of the past. Each student will be
equipped with knowledge and information to prepare them to walk out a godly life that will include a strong Christ-centered marriage and parenting
advice to reproduce healthy Christian children. In this class each student will learn the biblical basis of the family unit. We will look at genealogy and
family backgrounds. Each student will discover their personality traits from several tests along with their spiritual motivational gifting. Students will be
setting goals along with time management of those goals. Dating/courting, engagement, and marriage will be presented. Child care, child
development and parenting will also be presented. Budgeting, caring for elderly family members, and preparing for death (funeral) is also covered in
this course.

 

ENGLISH  1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH)
This course is based around state standards and is organized by thematic literature units. Students will participate in acquiring
skills in grammar, composition, analysis, vocabulary enrichment, research, and oral expression within each unit. In addition, a
novel and a Shakespearean play are read discussed, and analyzed. Collaborative learning groups are used frequently. The
development of study and organizational skills is also built into this course.

ENGLISH II – WORLD LITERATURE 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (10TH), PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH I
This course is based around state standards and provides a thematic study of multi-cultural literature. Within each unit, students
will participate in reading literature, reading informational texts, writing, oral presentation and vocabulary enrichment. A novel and
Shakespearean play are also read, discussed and analyzed. Collaborative learning and project groups are used frequently.
English II deepens and strengthens many of the skills and knowledge acquired in English I.

ENGLISH III – BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH), PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH I &II
English III is comprised of two semester courses: British Literature in the 1st semester and American Literature in the 2nd
semester. British Literature focuses attention on the history and development of the English language and the literature that
came out of this development. The class begins with the Anglo- Saxons and their contribution to literature, continues
chronologically with the study of works of English authors like Shakespeare and Shelley, and culminates with a discussion of the
ideas in The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Throughout the semester, the class begins to develop an understanding of where
our language came from, how literature affects our culture and lives, and how God uses the entities of language development
and literature to spread His message. American Literature is also taught chronologically and covers several American authors
and genres of literature, but the class also takes a more deliberate look at preparing students for college writing. Students are
asked to write on a variety of topics with the largest of these writing assignments being research paper. Students also have
opportunity to practice for the ACT test (required for college admission) that is taken by juniors in early March.

ENGLISH IV – SENIOR ENGLISH/CAPSTONE PROJECT 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (12TH), PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH I, II, III
Senior English is designed to challenge students to hone their written and oral communication skills in preparation for college
and the workforce. In addition, students will develop their critical thinking skills by reading and analyzing various novels and
supplemental literature that engages them in thought-provoking discussion. Throughout the units of literary study students will
apply their Biblical world view to the written and oral analysis of literature and complete reflective journal writing. Students will also
complete the Senior Capstone Project which is designed to provide students with the preparation they need to be successful
in college writing and reflect on the ways God has shaped them for leadership in high school. It is comprised of a research
paper, a career development portfolio, a personal narrative, and an oral presentation. Each component is designed to prepare
students for college and the workforce and through the development of effective written and oral communication skills.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH-12TH), PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH I & II, DEPARTMENT APPROVAL
Advanced Placement Literature and Composition allows students with a strong ability and interest in literature to receive college
credit for their high school work. The class focuses its attention on three genres of literature: fiction, drama, and poetry. Students
read and analyze different pieces of literature including novels that are to be read the summer before the class is taken. Students
who wish to can take a culminating exam at the end of the year for an opportunity to receive college credit. Students must receive
a certain score to receive the credit and this is dependent of the college the student wishes to attend. This class is available to
juniors and seniors every other year. Students who wish to take the class must fill out an application as class size is limited.

CONSUMER MATH/PRE-ALGEBRA 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
Consumer Mathematics is a semester course intended for students not ready for algebra. In this course, you will learn about many
practical topics like buying a car, budgeting, income and housing and apply mathematics to these topics. Primary mathematical
topics covered are percents, decimals, fractions, and solving word problems. During the second semester, we will work on
developing basic algebra skills, like solving equations, graphing functions, and operations with negatives. This is a small class,
so you will have plenty of opportunity during class for individual help with questions and problems.

ALGEBRA I 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course is designed for students with high abilities and/or interest in math. Topics covered include problem solving, powers,
roots, polynomials, graphing linear equations, quadratic equations, matrices and determinants. Emphasis is placed on student’s
understanding how these topics can relate to everyday life and the need for Algebra in today’s society. It is foundational for
students who are pursuing a college degree.

GEOMETRY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: ALGEBRA I
Geometry is a one-year course intended for all college-bound students. The content and pace are demanding, as laid out in the
Michigan Merit Curriculum standards. Nearly 30% of the math content on the ACT test is made up of material covered in Geometry.
Preparation for the ACT and MME will be a significant portion of the course. We will use concepts from Algebra 1 daily.
Mathematical reasoning, logic, and proof are all emphasized far more in Geometry than any other high school course. Logical
thinking can help you in nearly everything you pursue in the future. Specific 21st Century themes and skills addressed in this class
include: Critical thinking and problem solving; information, communications and technology literacy; initiative and self-direction;
and productivity and accountability.

ALGEBRA II 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITES: ALGEBRA I & GEOMETRY
Algebra II is a one-year course intended for all college-bound students. The content and pace are demanding, as laid out in the
Michigan Merit Curriculum standards. 30% of the math content on the ACT test is made up of material covered in Algebra 2.
Preparation for the ACT and MME will be a significant portion of the course. We will review and extend concepts from Algebra 1 and
emphasize functions, graphing, mathematical models, and problem solving. The graphing calculator will be an integral tool in our
work and needs to be brought to class every day. Specific 21st Century themes and skills that will be addressed in this class are:
Critical thinking and problem solving; information, communications and technology literacy; initiative and self-direction; and
productivity and accountability

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITES: ALGEBRA I, II & GEOMETRY
In this course, you will become familiar with the vocabulary, method, and meaning in the statistics used in the world around you.
You will be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. You will also
learn how to use your graphing calculator and computer software to perform statistical analysis. An introductory statistics course
like this is typically required for majors in the fields of social sciences, health sciences, and business. Science, engineering, and
mathematics majors usually take an upper-level calculus-based course in statistics, for which the AP Statistics course is an
effective preparation. You must have successfully completed Algebra II or its equivalent before taking this course. At the conclusion
of the course, you may elect to take the AP Exam, at a cost of approximately $90. You may receive college credit for a semester of
statistics if you do well on this exam (minimum score of 3 out of 5). The pace of this course will be rigorous to prepare adequately
for the exam.

PRE-CALCULUS 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITES: ALGEBRA I, II AND GEOMETRY
Pre-Calculus is a one-year course intended to provide the mathematical background needed for calculus. Most colleges strongly
recommend students take four years of math in high school. The text integrates graphing technology into the course. Mathematics
is presented in an informal manner that stresses meaningful motivation, careful explanations, and numerous examples, with an
ongoing focus on real world problem solving. The class will be conducted in a manner similar to a college course, with emphasis
placed on individual student responsibility to complete their work and ask for help as needed. Specific 21st Century themes and
skills include: Critical thinking and problem solving; information, communications and technology literacy; initiative and self-
direction; and productivity and accountability.

WORLD HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course takes students through a sequential study of the major themes in world history beginning in ancient times and moving
toward modern times. Students will develop and hone their creative and critical thinking skills while expanding oral communication
skills through the use of project based learning and assessments. Students will apply their Biblical world view to analyze current
world events and expand their global awareness. Students will grow in understanding and appreciation of God’s purpose and
plans as demonstrated throughout history. Students will expand their knowledge of geography.

AMERICAN HISTORY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course is designed to engage students in the study of the major themes in American history beginning in colonial times and
moving toward modern times. Students will grow in understanding and appreciation of the ways in which God has worked out His
purpose and plan. Students will enhance their civic and global literacy through the study of current events and learn to analyze
events through their Biblical world view. Throughout the course students will engage in discussions, individual and cooperative
learning projects, and assessments that will hone their critical thinking skills, encourage creative and innovative thinking, and
refine their communication skills.

GOVERNMENT 1 SEMESTER, 1/2 CREDITS, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: WORLD & AMER. HISTORY
Government is a one semester class to introduce you to the scope and function of government in the United States as well as its
limitations and possibilities. We’ll examine the conceptual foundations and the origins of American government, and also
emphasize our responsibilities as United States citizens. The course will incorporate what Scripture says about the role of
government and our role as dual citizens. The 21st Century theme most emphasized in this course will be civic literacy, but we will
also address global awareness, communication and collaboration, information and media literacy, and leadership and
responsibility.

PSYCHOLOGY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH)
This is an elective course intended to delve into the environmental and genetic factors that affect human behaviors and thinking.
Students will be studying various approaches to psychology, brain function, physical, social, and cognitive development from
childhood to adulthood, development of personality, perception, psychological disorders, mental illness, relationships, and
careers in psychology. Students are encouraged to examine their own thought processes through group discussion and written
responses. Psychological theories will be evaluated from a Christian perspective. The ultimate goal of this course is for students
to gain a better understanding of themselves and appreciate the complexities involved in understanding the human psyche.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: PRE-APPROVAL
Advanced Placement Psychology is designed to introduce students to the study of the behavior and mental processes of the
human brain. Students will explore psychological facts, principles, and theories associated with each major subfield of
psychology. In addition, students will analyze the methods psychologists utilize in their practice and the ethics of psychological
treatment with a Biblical world view. Students will participate in a rigorous curriculum equivalent to most college introductory
psychology courses. Students will develop their critical thinking skills while exercising their Biblical World view in a commonly
secular field.

MASS MEDIA: MESSAGES AND MANIPULATIONS 1 SEMESTER, .5 CREDITS, (11TH – 12TH)
Mass Media is an elective that provides seniors with an opportunity to discuss how today’s culture, specifically, elements of media,
affect our daily lives and Christianity. Through the analysis of radio, television, film, and other forms of media, students are taught
to recognize what is being presented truthfully and what is presented falsely, and to discern what is an appropriate relationship
between Christians and ‘the media’.

A.P. U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
A.P. U.S. Government and Politics will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This
course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret the U.S. Politics and the analysis of specific examples. It also
requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. Politics. Students will become
acquainted with the variety of theoretical perspectives and explanation for various behaviors and outcomes. The ultimate goal of
this course is two fold. First, provide a framework to score at least a 3 on the A.P. Government and Politics Exam in May. In addition,
become an informed and active participant in the political process for the rest of your life.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course is designed to introduce students to the fields of chemistry and physics. Each unit is enhanced with laboratory
exercises where students will learn how to properly use laboratory equipment, practice laboratory safety, and learn to work
cooperatively with others. Chemistry topics include the structure and classification of matter, states of matter, organization of the
periodic table of elements, acids and bases, chemical equations and reactions, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Physics topics include forces and motion, Newton’s laws, pressure, work and power, simple machines, forms of energy, sound,
light, electricity, and magnetism.

BIOLOGY  1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course explores the amazing world of life. Major topics include ecology, biochemistry, cells, genetics, creation versus
evolution, and the kingdoms of living organisms. The content of this course is enhanced with outdoor explorations, laboratory
exercises, simulations, and dissections. Multi-media presentations on Biomes and the Animal Kingdom provide opportunities for
students to practice public speaking skills and incorporate technology into their learning experience. Every topic in this course is
viewed through the lens of a Christian world view which acknowledges God as the creator of all life on Earth.

CHEMISTRY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & BIOLOGY
This course deals with matter and the changes that matter undergoes. Major topics include measurements and calculations,
atomic structure, periodic law, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and equations, characteristics of the states of matter, acids
and bases, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Each topic will be enhanced with a laboratory activity where proper lab
safety techniques will be emphasized and strictly enforced. Students will create a plan for a “green” built home or create a science
fair type project at the end of the year. Various careers in the field of chemistry will be examined. This course will benefit students
seeking to pursue careers in the areas of health science, forensics, science education, veterinary medicine, and alternative
energy.

PHYSICS 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & BIOLOGY
Topics covered include kinematics and dynamics (motion of objects), energy, waves, sound, light, and electricity. There is a strong
emphasis on problem solving and practical application. Chemistry is recommended but not required. A scientific calculator is
required for this course.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY
This course is designed to introduce students to the intricate workings of the human body. The structure and function of the body’s
major systems is explored. Laboratory experiments and dissections are used to enhance the study of each system. Students will
demonstrate proper laboratory safety techniques, discuss and evaluate ethical issues relating to the body, and create multi-media
presentations about various diseases. This course is ideal for students seeking to pursue a career in the health care industry and
to anyone curious about the complex body systems designed by our Creator.

SPANISH I 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course is an introduction into one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages. Students learn a number of basic
language concepts including common phrases, useful vocabulary, important cultural ideas and experiences, and creating
sentences in the present tense. Students are challenged to be able to both write and speak the language accurately. Spanish is
the chosen language of study at TCS, because we recognize the increasing population of Spanish speakers in the state of
Michigan, as well as the U.S. Second language learning, as a whole, is an important aspect of education because of the
increasing access to the international community for business and other communications. Serving our Lord in missions
is another aspect in which TCS values the knowledge of a second language.

SPANISH II 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH), PREREQUISITE: SPANISH I
Spanish II is an extension of Spanish I. Besides reviewing some Spanish I material, Spanish II extends the study of the Spanish
language to include additional vocabulary, expanded culture studies, and more useful language concepts. A primary focus of this
class is to extend past the study of present tense speaking by adding two past tenses, future tense, imperative tense, and other
supplementary tenses. Students who complete Spanish II will have the base knowledge to communicate with a native speaker on
a number of common topics.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 SEMESTER, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course provides students with knowledge, skill and values needed to participate in sports. This course will address
skills and components for basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football and sideline football, with some variations to these
sports. The integration of fitness activities in this course may include: Jumping rope, running, walking, and agility training.
The students will develop the physical skills necessary to be competent in the sports listed above. In participating, students
will learn team sports concepts such as offensive / defensive strategies and tactics, and the appropriate social behaviors
within a team or group setting.

HEALTH 1 SEMESTER, 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
Health is a one semester class for freshman students. Health class is a gender exclusive course that alternates with one
semester of gym class. The combination of these two courses satisfies the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirement of one
year of Physical Education. In Health class the students will study the human body systems and the proper care for those
systems as created by God. Proper care includes recognizing fitness activities, good nutrition and sport safety practices.
The student will also learn how the body’s immune system responds to various diseases. The course finishes with
instruction in first-aid and CPR.

INTRODUCTION TO ART 1 SEMESTER, 1/2 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course is designed to introduce students to various media and design principles. Students will learn about drawing, painting,
printmaking, sculpture, and graphic design. Some crafts will also be included in this class. Students will also work with color
painting and 3-D dimensional art.

INTRODUCTION TO FINE ARTS 1 SEMESTER 1 YEAR, 1/2 TO 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
This course is based around state standards and is designed to introduce students to basic knowledge in music, theater and
dance. Content is organized into four large units and project- based learning. The first unit is centered around one particular
composer, the second focuses on Christmas music, the third consists of producing a large all-school musical and the final unit
highlights Contemporary Christian music. Within these units, students are given opportunity to create their own performance
projects using visual art, music composition, drama, music performance and dance.

WORSHIP CLASS 1 SEMESTER 1 YEAR, 1/2 to 1 CREDIT, (9TH – 12TH)
The worship band not only provides students with exciting Spirit-filled performance opportunities, it also directs his or her attention
to the more subtle aspects of musical preparation and performance. Emphasis is placed on being humble servants of Christ who
have the privilege of leading their peers in praise and  worship while improving personal tone quality, intonation, balance and
blend, musical quality, technique, style, and performance standards.

During the first semester, the class will meet as a whole once a week to discuss the character and heart of a servant leader. To
assist with the discussion, reading will be assigned from the book “The Heart of the Artist” by RORY NOLAND. In the second
semester, “Enter His Courts with Praise: Old Testament Worship for the New Testament Church” by ANDREW HILL. Students will
learn about the importance of traditions in various forms of worship and discuss how relevant it is for today’s Christians. The rest
of our time during the course is spent planning and practicing for our weekly chapels (Praise Gatherings). Students who complete
two semesters (receiving an “A” in all four quarters), remain in good standing on the worship team (no major discipline) and have
no unexcused absences throughout the year are eligible to receive a Letter for Band.

ACCOUNTING 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (11TH & 12TH)
Accounting is considered to be the language of business and is an essential aspect of every business institution and
organization. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a thorough background in the basic accounting procedures used to
operate a business. As future workers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs, those who understand basic accounting
principles will more knowledgeably manage their companies’ financial resources. As citizens, future parents, and investors, you
will be better prepared to make the economic decisions that will impact your communities and to make financial decisions that
will affect your own economic future. The course is developed around three cycles: Accounting for a Service Business Organized
as a Sole Proprietorship; Accounting for a Merchandising Business Organized as a Partnership; and Accounting for a
Merchandising Business Organized as a Corporation. Each cycle covers analyzing transactions, journalizing, posting, creating
financial statements, and completing adjusting and closing entries. In addition petty cash control and payroll accounting will be
studied.

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS CLASS, STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE
ACCOUNTING KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO:
1. CAREERS
2. TERMINOLOGY
3. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
4. PROCEDURES

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I AND II 1 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, (9TH-12TH)
As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Office 2007. No prior computer experience is
assumed. First you will become familiar with essential computing concepts and the Windows operating system. Then, you will
learn file management, the basics of browsers and e-mail, and overview Microsoft Office 2007. The first application unit covers
Microsoft Office 2007, followed by a unit on Microsoft Excel 2007. You will then learn to integrate the features of Microsoft Word and
Excel. Next, you will learn to create, build, and maintain a Microsoft Access database, followed by a lesson on integrating Access
with Word and Excel. The last application you will cover is Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, where you will create, apply and modify a
presentation, then integrate PowerPoint with the previous three applications. Finally, you will learn to create Web pages using
Microsoft Office 2007 and the XHTML programming language.