English 6 (6th grade) - Sandra Goodlett
This course is a combination of grammar, literature, and composition taught from a Biblical world view. The Abeka grammar and literature curriculum, as well as various literary selections, will be covered.
English 7 (7th grade) - Sandra Goodlett
This course is a continuation of the English skills covered at the 6th grade level. The Abeka grammar and literature curriculum, as well as more advanced literary selections, will be covered.
English 8 Literature and Composition (8th grade) - Sandra Goodlett
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.
English 9 Literature and Composition (9th grade) - Bonnie Erickson
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) - Susan Essa
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.
SAT English Preparation/Grammar (10-12th grades) - Bonnie Erickson
Students will complete the Abeka Grammar text, and the SAT Vocabulary supplement. Students will learn SAT test taking techniques and take practice SAT tests. The Reader’s Journal is required .
British Literature and Composition (11th & 12th grades only) CLEP Beverly Clark
Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis—a complete British literature survey that is taught from a Christian world view, utilizing the Prentice Hall series. 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.
Advanced English 12 British Literature and Composition (12th grade) CLEP Beverly Clark
While preparing for the AP Language and Composition exam, this class will conduct a complete survey of British Literature taught from a Christian world view with an emphasis on late 20th-early 21st century Contemporary literature from a CEC AP Literature booklet. In addition, 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 year. Quarterly Reader’s Journal and writing portfolio are required.
Enrollment in math classes is based upon results of a Placement test required of all new students at an additional cost of $25 per student (dates and times scheduled with the instructor). Those students already enrolled in math classes at CEC need not take this test. Their placement is based upon their previous year’s progress.
The following Saxon math classes will be offered:
Math 7/6 (6-8th grades) - Andrew Porter
Math 8/7 (6-9th grades) - Andrew Porter
Algebra ½ (7-11th grades) - Linda Cretella
Algebra 1 (9-12th grades) - Linda Cretella
Algebra 2(9-12th grades) - Linda Cretella
Geometry (9-12th grades) - Linda Cretella
Pre-Calculus (10-11th grades) - Janet Hadley
Covers advanced algebra topics and trigonometry, with a brief introduction in to Calculus ideas, like limits.
Calculus (Advanced) (11-12th grades) -Janet Hadley
Explores an introduction to all basic Calculus topics, including derivatives and integrals. Should prepare a student for the AP Calculus exam and / or college Calculus. Calculus students have the option of taking the AP Calculus examination.
Consumer Math (11-12th grades) - Linda Cretella
Financial Peace for the Next Generation by Dave Ramsey
Designed to apply mathematical concepts to real-world life situations, the prerequisite is Algebra 1 with integrated geometry. Weekly discussion in current economic issues. Independent projects are included.
SAT Math (10-12th grades) - Janet Hadley
This course covers test-taking techniques for the SAT math tests. Students will complete weekly practice problem assignments. There will also be practice SAT tests.
Middle School Science I (6-7th grades) - Janice Cook
Text: “Science 6, a general science course” (Bob Jones University Press)
Middle School Science II - Earth and Space Science (7-8th grades) - Janice Cook
Text: “Space and Earth Science, a physical science course” (Bob Jones University Press)
General Science- (7-8th grades) - Brenda Garrett
Text: “Exploring Creation with General Science" (Apologia)
Physical Science- (8-9th grades ) - Tina Mitchell
Text: “Exploring Creation with Physical Science" (Apologia)
Biology I (9-11th grades) - Katy Tappmeyer
Text: “Exploring Creation with Biology" (Apologia curriculum)
Anatomy/Biology II (10-12th grades) - Sandy Shepard
The prerequisite for this class is Biology I. This class will explore human anatomy as outlined in Jay Wile and Marilyn Shannon's textbook "Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made." Topics covered will include but are not limited to the following organ systems: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscle, Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, Digestive, and Respiratory Systems. The focus will be on human anatomy with physiology and not comparative anatomy. This class will use "The Anatomy Coloring Book" by Kapit and Elson as well as other laboratory exercises. Dissection of a mammal will be done in the spring semester.
Marine Biology (10-12th grades) - Brenda Garrett
The pre-requisite for this class is Biology I. Utilizing the Apologia text, this class is a hands on look at aquatic life.
Chemistry I (10-12th grades) - Tina Mitchell
Text: “Exploring Creation with Chemistry (Apologia curriculum)
Chemistry II (10-12th grades) - Bill Speicher
Pre-requisites: Chemistry I and Algebra 1. This advanced class is a continuation of Chemistry I utilizing the Apologia Advanced Chemistry text.
Physics (11-12th grades) - Bill Speicher
Pre-requisites: Chemistry I and 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 hands-on course includes an emphasis on laboratory experiments.
All classes are taught from a Christian perspective, utilizing texts, taking notes with class discussions, learning test-taking skills, and completing projects. Current events are included for high school classes.
Middle School Ancient History (6-7th grades) - Andrew Porter
This class will provide an overview of world history from Creation through the Middle Ages.
Middle School Modern World History (7-8th grades) - Andrew Porter
Overview of world history from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Introductory note-taking, discussion, one research project.
World Geography (8-10th grades) - Andrew Porter
Utilizing the Abeka text, this class will cover all aspects of physical, political, and social geography.
World History (I) (9-12th grades) - Beverly Clark
This class provides an overview of World History from Creation until the 1680s. Advanced students may qualify for the CLEP test for Western Civilization I.
American Government & Current Affairs (Advanced) (11-12th grades) - Beverly Clark
This class covers the branches of government, as well as an in depth analysis of the fall election and current affairs. Students have the option of taking the AP Government exam or the CLEP test.
Chinese I (8–12th grades) - Elizabeth Lumbrix
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) - Elizabeth Lumbrix
Chinese I is a prerequisite for Chinese II, which continues the study of skills from Chinese I.
German I (9-12th grades,-grade 8 with teacher’s permission only) - Jo Bartley
Tag! An introduction to the German language that will include grammar, vocabulary, culture, conversation, excerpts from the Martin Luther Bible, and German children’s books, videos taped directly from German T.V. Bis bald!
German II (9-12th grades) - Jo Bartley
German I is a prerequisite. Advanced German language is offered using the Martin Luther Bible, German children’s books, role–playing, and a variety of videos taped directly from Deutsche Welle, German T.V.
German III (11-12th grades) - Jo Bartley
German I and II are prerequisites. German III is an advanced class of skills learned in previous German classes. We will also watch excerpts of Deutsche Welle—German T.V. and continue to study the Bible and a graded reader, auf Deutsch!! Danke schoen!!
Italian I (9-12th grades) - Kathy Siegfriedt-Wilson
An introductory class at the high school level. The curriculum will cover grammar, conversation, phonics, and vocabulary. Students will receive an introduction to Italian culture.
Italian II (10-12th grades) - Kathy Siegfriedt-Wilson
Italian I is a prerequisite. This is a continuation of the grammar, conversation, phonics, and vocabulary in the Italian I class.
Italian III (11-12th grades) - Kathy Siegfriedt-Wilson
Italian I and Italian II are prerequisites. This advanced class is a continuation of skills in speaking and reading Italian.
Middle School Latin (6-8th grades) - Susan Essa
An introductory course emphasizing Latin grammar and vocabulary. Designed to help student transition effortlessly into Latin 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.
Latin III (10-12th grades) - Susan Essa
Latin I and II are prerequisites. In this advanced Latin course, students will explore ancient authors through the translation of ancient texts in Latin.
Spanish I (9-12th grades) - Jeanine Allen
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) - Jeanine Allen
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.
Spanish III (10-12th grades) - Jeanine Allen
Spanish I and II are prerequisites. This class will be a continuation of grammar and vocabulary, with an emphasis on speaking and reading.
Drama (9-12th 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 first and second semesters, the class will audition for and perform in a theatre production. There will be additional rehearsal time prior to each production.
Advanced Drama and Theatre Production (9-12th grades) - Debra McFerran
Not only will the Advanced Drama students focus on the rudiments of acting, but will also learn what happens on “the other side of the curtain” from stage to house management. They will be involved in the first and second semester productions; therefore, additional rehearsal time, prior to each production, will be necessary.
Music Appreciation - 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 (6-8th grades) - Karl Halverson
Over the course of three years this course provides an interactive and engaging survey of both the Old Testament (2 years) and New Testament (1 year). Students may take any or all of the versions in any order. For the school year 2012-13 we will cover the New Testament.
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.
Logic and Philosophical Thinking (10-12th grades) - Greg Siegfriedt-Wilson
This is a basic course in classical logic which then incorporates that logic into an overview of Philosophy. We will explore both structures of logic and philosophical reasoning and concepts.
Missions –Missio Dei (11-12th grades) - Angela Zimmerman
The term missio Dei means literally “the mission of God." 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.
Students will receive their materials directly from Mrs. Zimmerman. The student kit is $60 each. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 3, 2012.
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.
Career Development (11-12th grades) - Bev Sivert
Taught from a Christian perspective this class is designed to help students figure out their strengths and passions, in order to help them determine God's plan for their career path.
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 is 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 is emphasized.
MS Cognitive Skills (6-8th grades) - Deena Beard
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) - Deena Beard
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.
Introduction to Computers (9-12th grades) - W.J. Patterson
This class is an introductory course to computers that will teach the elements of Microsoft software.
Computer Programming (9-12th grades) - W.J. Patterson
This course is an intermediate computer course in computer languages and computer logic.
Origins (11-12th grades) - Katy Tappmeyer
An advanced Science elective that surveys the Evolution vs. Creation debate, from a Creationist perspective, to prepare students to evaluate and discuss all theories of life’s origins. Students read publications written by Darwinists, Intelligent Design theorists, Old Earth Creationists, and Young Earth Creationists.
Psychology (10-12th grades) - John Abel
The course will be an examination of the current and historical perspectives in psychology from a Christian perspective. It will be a thorough introduction to the field and study of Psychology and will prepare the student for further study in college.
Sociology (9-12th grades) - Sandra Goodlett
Holt Sociology: the Study of Human Relationships. This class teaches students the meaning behind human behavior and society’s impact on the individual. Students will create models, graphics, and participate in research and service projects.