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EL3B

Psychology

The goal of the class is to help high school students gain an appreciation for and an overview of the scientific field of Psychology.  Using a combination of lectures, papers, activities and projects, students will learn the names of significant scientists in the history of Psychology and the main concepts covered in the discipline of Psychology. In addition, we will discuss the various ways that the concepts of Psychology are in accord with or are contrary to the teachings of Christianity.

Required Text: : Understanding Psychology, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 9780825144912)

Psychology Made Simple by Alison Thomas-Cottingham, (ISBN: 0-7679-1543-7)

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

Advanced 9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Thursday

8 - 10

EL3D

Journalism and Publications

Students will work on all aspects of the PCLA yearbook. This course may be taken multiple times.

Required Text: Text provided for a rental fee ($15) to be picked up at the parent meeting.

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

EL3E

Health

Some units covered are: physical health, nutrition, fitness and exercise, basic first aid, infectious and non-infectious diseases, mental health, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, life management, social health, and maturity. Parents should be advised that this course will include open and honest discussions on health topics. The physiology of human sexuality is not discussed. Purity, dating, and courtship are discussed. The dangers and effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco will be discussed in detail. All the topics pertaining to health and life are carefully presented according to Biblical principles.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 11

EL3N

Old Testament Survey

This course is a study through the 39 books of the Old Testament. Students will chronologically trace God’s providential dealings with His people Israel from the time of the patriarchs to Israel’s return after the Babylonian exile.

Required Text: Reader’s Guide to the Bible: A Chronological Reading Plan by George Guthrie. (ISBN-13: 978-1415871058)

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Tricia Wade

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 11

EL3P

World Religions

This course will examine the world's religions, including history, beliefs, worship practices, and contemporary expressions from a Christian perspective. We will highlight the similarities and differences as well as the challenging issues for each religion.

Required Text: Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement Hardcover – June 16, 2015

(available on Amazon, used copies start at $19). ISBN: 9780801032349 ASIN: 0801032342.

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

EL3P

Family Consumer Science

This life skills course will teach students important skills for managing a household. It will cover topics including basic sewing, clothing construction, interior design, meal planning, kitchen safety, food preparation, hospitality, and household finances (like budgeting and balancing checking accounts). The course will be heavily project based but will include some research-based writing, worksheets, and a few written quizzes and tests.

Required Text: None

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade


Teacher

Ashley Gladu

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

EL3R

Bible Literacy

The Bible speaks God’s word to His people -- both Old Testament and New Testament. It is a unified story that leads to Jesus, who has the power to change individuals and whole communities when we let the biblical story speak for itself. We will focus on the Bible's overarching themes and each book’s literary design and to understand the Bible in its historical context.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Doyle Wallace

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

EL3S

Sociology

In this class we will cover the basic concepts in the field of sociology: the relationship of the individual to culture, groups, and major social institutions. We will examine contemporary social issues using a Christian worldview. We will cover the history of sociology, basic theories, and examine other cultures from a Christian perspective.

Required Text: Christian Perspectives on Sociology; Publication Date: 2001, ISBN: 1579106277,

ISBN-13: 9781579106270

Subject

Grade Levels

Elective

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

FA3B

Photography 1

This is a basic photography class that will emphasize the two main areas of technique and visual awareness. Students will learn about the functions found on a basic DSLR digital camera, photographic technique and visual composition. The teaching method will consist of lecture, video and demonstration. Students will be required to produce weekly assignments and more complex projects as well as participate in class discussions. Students must have a digital camera with manual settings. This course does not support Point and shoot cameras, no exceptions.

No text required. Please read requirements for camera above.

Subject

Grade Levels

Fine Arts

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Doyle Wallace

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

FL3A

High School Spanish 1

Designed to provide students with the vocabulary and grammar skills they need to create language for communication. Students will converse, read and write in Spanish. Culture studies are integrated throughout.

Required Text: Asi se dice! Level 1 – 1st Edition Student Edition (ISBN: 978-0021367474)

Asi se dice! Level 1 – Workbook and Audio Activities (ISBN: 978-0076668496)

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Maribel Ruiz

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

FL3B

High School Spanish 2

A continuation of the skills and culture studies begun in Spanish 1, the text uses less English and more Spanish in its pedagogy, reflecting student progress in the language. Meets the standards for Foreign Language Learning set forth by the ACTFL.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Maribel Ruiz

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 12

FL3C

High School Latin 1

This course is designed to introduce Latin to the student through a grammar based approach. Grammar will be taught systematically and workbook exercises will ensure mastery. Text and workbook will be supplemented with readings and lessons on Roman history, culture and geography, as well as Latin prayers and songs.

Required Text: First Form Latin Student Text (ISBN 978-1-61538-002-2) and

First Form Latin Workbook (ISBN 978-1-61538-003-9)

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Jamie Corley

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 12

FL3D

High School Latin 2

Second Form Latin continues the study of the Latin grammar in much the same format as First Form Latin. Units are organized in a logical, systematic order that maximizes understanding and retention. Workbook, Vocabulary and grammar exercises, as well as cultural and historical readings will reinforce the lessons taught in class.

Required Text: Second Form Latin (ISBN: 978-1615380237) and

Second Form Latin Workbook (ISBN: 978- 1615380251)

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

Advanced 9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Jamie Corley

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 12

FL3E

American Sign Language 1

Level 1 empowers Signing Naturally students to practice and reinforce their classroom learning. Includes vocabulary review of 1,000 signs, corresponding pictures and 100 key phrases. Units includes: Introducing Oneself, Exchanging Personal Information, Talking About Surroundings, Telling Where You Live, Talking About Your Family, Telling About Activities, Giving Directions, Describing Others, Making Requests, Talking About Family and Occupations, Attributing Qualities to Others, Talking About Routines DVD is not required but strongly recommended.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

Advanced 8th Grade 

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Dee White

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

FL3G

American Sign Language 3

Level 3 will be diving deeper into Deaf culture through books, reading assignments and videos. This will be a voiceless class with concentration on learning to interpret meaning. Requirements include attending at least four deaf events.
Text: The Joy of Signing (ISBN: 978-1607313618); ASL Grammatical Aspects: Comparative Translations (ISBN: 9781882872992)

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Dee White

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

FL3J

High School Spanish 3

The course will focus on conversational Spanish.

No text required

Subject

Grade Levels

Foreign Language

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Maribel Ruiz

Class Day and Time

Thursday

12:30 - 1:30

LA3A - H

Honors Comparative Literature and Composition

Honors classes will be given more rigorous classwork and homework assignments. Introduction to a variety of literary genres with emphasis on literary elements, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Students will examine how ideas and writing styles have developed based on an author’s culture and learn how to look beyond the storyline to analyze works in light of a Christian world view. Students will develop critical reading and writing skills to develop a confident voice in both written assignments and classroom discussions.

Required Text: BJU Fundamentals of Literature 2nd edition (ISBN: 978-1591668879)

Need first day of class.

Additional required novels: (please use exact ISBN when ordering):

•To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (ISBN: 9780060935467) Need by 8/20/19

•Night, Elie Wiesel (ISBN: 9780374500016)

•Animal Farm, George Orwell (ISBN: 9780451526342)

•The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare—available for rent from PCLA

Subject

Grade Levels

Language Arts

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Lori Magee

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

LA3B – H

Honors World Literature and Composition

This course will broaden students' understanding of a wide range of literary classics through critical thinking, and by focusing on excellence in communication through both the written and spoken word. Students will study and interpret works in light of a biblical worldview.  This course is a complete Language Arts course.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Language Arts

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade


Teacher

Tricia Wade

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

LA3C - H

Honors American Literature and Composition

This course will give students the opportunity to read and study various genres of literature written from the foundation of our nation through the modern period. Students will be expected to engage with the texts through discussion, writing, and projects. This course is a complete Language Arts course.

Required Text: BJU American Literature-2nd edition ISBN: 978-1606821022

Additional Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Language Arts

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

 

Teacher

Tricia Wade

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

LA3D – H

Honors British Literature and Composition

Discusses literature selections and cultural issues from eight literary periods in light of Scripture: Old English, Middle English, Tudor, Stuart, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern. Traces English Christianity from its beginning to the present and studies the Shakespearean drama Macbeth.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Grade Levels

Language Arts

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Tricia Wade

Class Day and Time

Thursday

8 - 10

MA3A

Honors Algebra 1

This course continues into the practical methods of solving first- and second-degree equations and inequalities. Algebraic skills are introduced in logical order: relations, functions, graphing, and systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, and quadratic functions. Contains review questions that refresh the memory without wearying the mind. It also includes word problems and special interest sections on computer technology and famous mathematicians.

Required Text: BJU Algebra 1 (3rd Edition) ISBN: 9781606820452

Subject

Grade Levels

Math

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

Teacher

Teresa Robertson

Class Day and Time

Thursday

8 - 10

MA3B-A

Honors Geometry - Session A

This course continues into the practical methods of solving first- and second-degree equations and inequalities. Algebraic skills are introduced in logical order: relations, functions, graphing, and systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, and quadratic functions. Contains review questions that refresh the memory without wearying the mind. It also includes word problems and special interest sections on computer technology and famous mathematicians.

Required Text: BJU Geometry - 4th Edition ISBN: 9781606828946

Additional Text: Key to Geometry #1-8 (christianbook.com)

Subject

Grade Levels

Math

Advanced 9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Mandy Garcia

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

MA3B-B

Honors Geometry - Session B

This course continues into the practical methods of solving first- and second-degree equations and inequalities. Algebraic skills are introduced in logical order: relations, functions, graphing, and systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, and quadratic functions. Contains review questions that refresh the memory without wearying the mind. It also includes word problems and special interest sections on computer technology and famous mathematicians.

Required Text: BJU Geometry - 4th Edition ISBN: 9781606828946

Additional Text: Key to Geometry #1-8 (christianbook.com)

Subject

Grade Levels

Math

Advanced 9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Mandy Garcia

Class Day and Time

Thursday

8 - 10

MA3C

Honors Algebra 2 - Class is Full- You are on the Waitlist

Mathematical contributions of various cultures provide the theme for this continuing journey into algebra. The first seven chapters provide thorough review of basic skills, including detailed studies of linear equations and functions, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations and functions, systems of equations, and radicals, then progresses to topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, matrices, and probability.

Required Text: BJU Press Algebra 2 – 2nd Edition Student Text. ISBN: (978-1-57924-385-2) 

Also Required: Texas Instruments 83 (TI 83) calculator or equivalent.

Subject

Grade Levels

Math

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Teresa Robertson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

SC3A

Honors Physical Science

Course discusses such topics as the property of matter, elementary chemistry, structure and interactions of matter, chemical and non-chemical combinations of matter, elementary physics including forms of energy, mechanics, electromagnetics, wave theory, and optics.

Required Text: BJU Press The Physical Science - 4th Edition.  (ISBN: 978-1-59166-552-6)

Lab Manual (ISBN: 978-1-59166-793-3))

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade


Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC3B

Honors Biology

Using a combination of lecture and laboratory activities, this course introduces scientific investigation, cellular biology, biochemistry, energy relationships, homeostasis, genetics, heredity, biotechnology, microbiology, classification, taxonomy, origins, comparative physiology, ecology, botany, and zoology.

Required Text: BJU Press Biology – 4th Edition.

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Dr. William Clarke

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

SC3C

Honors Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter. Using a combination of lecture and laboratory activities, this course addresses the concepts of atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, the composition and physical behavior of matter, conservation and interaction of matter and energy, the properties of solids, liquids and gases, characteristics of solutions, and the nature of acids and bases.

Required Text: - BJU Press 3rd Edition (ISBN: 9781591665403)
Required Materials:  Three-ring binder with dividers/tabs. Hard cover marble laboratory notebook

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Dr. William Clarke

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC3D

Honors Anatomy & Physiology

This course is designed as an introduction for students heading into various health-care related fields. The study of the structures and functions of the human body will be integrated and focused on the essential requirements for life. Biochemistry would be integrated throughout the course and real-life applications would be included. Students will complete the course with

Required Text: Apologia’s The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! (ISBN: 1932012095) . This is 1st edition; do not buy 2nd edition. 

Anatomy Coloring Book by Lawrence Elson (ISBN: 978-0805350869). Students need textbook only not Solutions Manual. Study Guide solutions will be provided.

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Dr. William Clarke

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

SC3M

Forensic Science

This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific protocols for analyzing a crime scene, biological evidence and the criminal use of tools, investigation of fingerprinting, fiber analysis, ballistics, arson, trace evidence analysis, poisons, drugs, DNA profiling, blood spatter, blood samples and other evidence.

Required Text: Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Invesigations-2nd Edition

Required Materials:  Three-ring binder with dividers/tabs. Hard cover marble laboratory notebook

Subject

Grade Levels

Science

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Dr. William Clarke

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

SS3A

HS World Geography

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding and knowledge of world geography. Students will be exposed to a physical-cultural study of the Earth. Students will learn about different continents and their features such as vegetation and wildlife, national flags and profiles, cultural insights, famous locations, and famous people that have lived on that continent. Students will be taught about the different cultures of these continents through readings, videos, films, music, food, etc. The course will include the studying of maps, map skills, cities, landforms, bodies of water including rivers. Also, the effects of human interaction, history, religion and politics will be discussed. Assignments will include basic text book assignments, practical application activities, map activities, and geographical projects.

Required Textbook: World Geography: A Christian Perspective, 2nd Edition, Abeka Book,

ISBN # 16779702

World Geography Map Studies Abeka Book, 2nd edition, ISBN #167843

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Mandy Garcia

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS3B

HS US History

This course covers our nation's history from colonial times up to the present focusing on God's providence and America's "Christian heritage", the text focuses on the circumstances that allowed for colonial expansion and development into modern day America. Additional discussion and activities will be added during class time.

Required Text: BJU United States History 4th Edition (Bob Jones Item Number 268961)

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Doyle Wallace

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

SS3C

Economics

It covers topics such as the origin and history of money, the history of our dollar, the economic behavior of the government, the business cycle, inflation, recession, depression, the federal debt, foreign currency, how and why the government impacts the value of money, and the wisdom and pitfalls of investing.

Required Text: Textbook will be provided for rental fee ($15).  The Stewardship of God’s Riches: Readings in Economics (ISBN: 978-1-933410-98-2)

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Mandy Garcia

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS3C/SS3D

Current Issues and World View / Economics

SS3D - Current Issues and World View (first semester only)

Take a journey into the world of "ideas." Encounter a biblical worldview. Contents include: Preface by Josh McDowell About this Study; Introduction: Discover a Whole New World Week; Theology - A Close Encounter of the God Kind; Philosophy: Getting Down to Reality; Biology: "Designed" or "Evolved"; Psychology: How to Live with Yourself & Like It; Ethics: Is There Any Real Right or Wrong; Sociology: What Makes a Healthy Society; Law: Why So Many Laws; Politics Everybody's Got Rights ... Right? Economics: Making Money by the Bible; History: Dry Bones or Dynamic Ideas? A Final Challenge: Biblical Christianity in Retreat

SS3C - Economics (second semester only)

It covers topics such as the origin and history of money, the history of our dollar, the economic behavior of the government, the business cycle, inflation, recession, depression, the federal debt, foreign


Current Issues and World View (first semester only)

Required Text: Worldviews in Focus: Thinking Like a Christian by Chuck Edwards and David Noebel.

An additional textbook will be provided for a rental fee ($15).

Required Materials: TLAC Student Journal (ISBN: 0805438963)


Economics (second semester only)

Required Text: "The Stewardship of God's Riches": Readings in Economics (ISBN 978-1-933410-98-2)

An additional textbook will be provided for rental fee ($15)

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

TBD

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS3D

Current Issues and Worldview

Take a journey into the world of "ideas." Encounter a biblical worldview. Contents include: Preface by Josh McDowell About this Study; Introduction: Discover a Whole New World Week; Theology - A Close Encounter of the God Kind; Philosophy: Getting Down to Reality; Biology: "Designed" or "Evolved"; Psychology: How to Live with Yourself & Like It; Ethics: Is There Any Real Right or Wrong; Sociology: What Makes a Healthy Society; Law: Why So Many Laws; Politics Everybody's Got Rights ... Right?; Economics: Making Money by the Bible; History: Dry Bones or Dynamic Ideas? A Final Challenge: Biblical Christianity in Retreat.
Textbook will be provided with a rental fee ($15). Worldviews in Focus: Thinking Like a Christian by Chuck Edwards and David Noebel. Required Materials: TLAC Student Journal (ISBN: 0805438963)

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Mandy Garcia

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS3E-HS

American Government

We will study our government from foundation to the present day. This class will prepare students for responsible citizenship with discussions of the principles and mechanics of a constitutional republic. The curriculum provides insight on a variety of topics such as the three branches of government, political parties, elections, foreign policy, and more, all from a biblical perspective.

Required Text: BJU Press American Government 3rd edition.  BJU Press- 3rd ed.

ISBN: 978-1-60682-194-7

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS3F

World History - Class is Full- You are on the Waitlist

Semester one provides a comprehensive look at Western, African, and Asian civilizations from creation to 1620, it affirms the biblical view of creation (though it discusses evolution) and gives students insight into other cultures and religions from a Christian perspective.  Semester two covers the events of world history with an emphasis on European and American culture since the Reformation.  The principal themes include the history of Christianity and philosophy with their results in culture, politics, economics, society, science, and technology.

Required Text:: Streams of Civilization Volume 1 (ISBN: 9781930367432)

Volume 2 (ISBN: 9781930367463)

Subject

Grade Levels

Social Studies

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

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