The Oklahoma State Department of Education has set the requirements for high school graduation for those seeking to attend college as either taking two years of a foreign language or two years of computers. This is different than what a college or university might require. If a student selects to attend a college or university which requires foreign language and the student has not met that requirement, then the student would need to take a foreign language while in college. It does not keep them from being admitted to the college or university.
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Athletic Training - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Coach Thrailkill This class with meet at the Activity Center during 7th hour. Students must have their own transportation to the gym at 1:35. Class will dismiss at 2:45. The class will alternate weight training (2-3 days a week) with a variety of outdoor activities according to the season of the year and availability of fields and equipment. Boys only.
Careers & College Prep - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Lawler Intended to better prepare the student for college or their future career, academically and spiritually. On a weekly schedule, students apply for scholarships, take a portion of a practice ACT test, read and discuss the biblical guide, Welcome to College. Students also have the opportunity to hear persons from various career clusters and to closely inspect a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Students also receive guidance in preparing a college resume, completing college applications, FAFSA application, and preparing scholarship applications.
Computer Applications - 8th-12th Grade - Instructors: Coach Price or Mrs. Lawler This full-year class provides a review of proper keyboarding techniques by learning to type by touch. Using Microsoft Office, students will become proficient in creating MLA reports, employment letters, resumes, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel worksheets. This class is a prerequisite to Web Programming and Computer Science. This class is counted as a high school credit, even if taken in 8th grade, fulfilling one (1) of the two credits required for high school graduation.
Economics - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mr. Jeff Cox Students will be introduced to the basics of economics including: Supply and demand, cost of production, microeconomics and macroeconomics, benefits of free enterprise, and the global economy. This course also offers a survey of retail marketing for the purpose of exposing students to small and large companies and how they compete in the business world. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Plan will also be included and will meet the OK State Department of Education requirements for personal financial literacy.
Forensics - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Garmon This one-semester elective course focuses on practices and analysis of physical evidence found at crime scenes and is designed to challenge students with topics such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, blood typing and spattering, trajectories (for ballistics as well as blood spattering) comparative anatomy, and chemical analysis of drugs, poisons, and trace evidence. Students will learn about the careers involved with Forensic Science and will have speakers periodically throughout the semester. They will also be given the tools to interpret data and techniques involved for both chemical and biological analysis of evidence.
Home Design - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Chambers In home design we will be looking at the importance of a family from a Biblical world view. We will also be covering skills needed for a home including: budget, basic interior design, entertaining (includes some cooking), and personal care.
Home Economics 1 - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Winkle or Mrs. Chambers This course will teach the basics of cooking, budgeting for groceries, and sewing. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Students will learn the basics of hand sewing and using a sewing machine. Students will learn how to budget for groceries, use kitchen appliances properly, and cook several dishes in the kitchen.
Home Economics 2 - 9th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Home Econ 1- Instructor: Mrs. Winkle. Students will learn more advanced sewing techniques such as: putting in a sleeve, a collar, making button holes, and putting in a zipper in a garment. In the cooking section students will learn to prepare a full meal.
Media Productions - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mr. Van Dyke Media Productions will teach each student the basics of video production, including learning how to film and edit using Adobe Premiere, the basics of graphic design, including learning how to create visual media content in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. The students will be responsible for creating media content for the video board in the gym, creating Senior Video for graduation along with various other video / media and personal projects.
Photography - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mr. Van Dyke In Photography students will learn how to use a camera, how to create wonderful works of art and what it means to edit photographs. Student will build on each lesson and grow as artists. They will learn how to think critically and solve problems creatively. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify every part of a DSLR camera, along with how to edit photos and what makes a picture, just a picture and what makes a piece of art. This class is one semester and cannot be repeated.
Psychology - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mr. Ohsfeldt In this class students will study the foundations of psychology and the theories of how people think, how they see themselves, and why they behave the way they do using a Christian worldview. Students will participate through daily discussions, lessons, videos, and experiments.
Spanish I - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Colvin This introductory course cleverly integrates fun and engaging activities designed to develop essential listening and practical conversational skills. Students will learn to speak, read, write and understand basic Spanish. The student will connect with the fundamental elements of the Hispanic cultural context. A highlight in this course is the use of the Bible as a powerful structural learning tool; moreover, Spanish praise and worship songs are also used to better achieve Spanish language proficiency.
Spanish II - 10th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Spanish I - Instructor: Mrs. Colvin This course is a continuation of Spanish I. It focuses on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course presents a more complex structure and awareness of the Hispanic culture. Continuous effort to use the target language is essential and active participation is a must. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency and gain valuable skills to be useful in the Kingdom of God.
Spanish III - 10th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Spanish II - Instructor: Mrs. Colvin Spanish III includes the review and expansion of significant vocabulary and grammatical structures. More advanced grammar concepts will be emphasized in each unit of study. This class will be conducted primarily in Spanish, and students are expected to increase in their oral and written proficiency because of the rigor of this upper level class.
Speech - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Reynolds This course introduces students to the world of public speaking, and is designed to help students become more effective communicators. Students will examine different aspects of communication, including: communication process, verbal/nonverbal communication, voice and diction, listening and evaluating, as well as interpersonal communication. The major presentations for this course include a demonstration speech, informative speech, and persuasive speech.
Yearbook - 10th-12th Grade - Applications required for acceptance - Instructor: Mrs. Davis This elective is a publication class. Our role is to historically document the school year through pictures and print. We have three deadlines throughout the year and each student is responsible for assigned page layouts and photos. Additional items taught are photography basics, writing, organizational skills, computer skills, and team-building.
Zoology - 11th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Biology - Instructor: Mrs. Garmon Zoology is a survey of ecology, bacteria, protozoa, ornithology, ectothermic and endothermic vertebrates, water conservation, and the life processes of plants and pollinators using written materials, laboratory techniques (including an incubator for both bacteria and eggs, composting with worms, flower press, and plant propagation), microscopes, field work, and dissections.