This course will focus on two main areas of study. The first will examine Part Four of the Catechism: Christian Prayer. The second will be a survey of Church history. Due to the dire importance of getting what the students learn from their head to their heart, prayer and other avenues of religious expression will be an aspect of this class.
Honors options by instructor approval
Psychology is an elective course in which students will examine vari- ous aspects of psychology, including but not limited to Personality Theory, Motivation Theory, Emotion Theory, and Learning Theory. The works of major psychologists will be studied. All of the material will focus and apply to the problems of adolescents.
AP United States Government and Politics is a rigorous course which provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It will familiarize students with various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. Politics. Topics covered include: The constitutional underpinnings of the United States government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups, and mass media, institutions of the national government, public policy, and civil rights and civil liberties.
United States Government and Politics is an intensive study of the formal and informal structures of government and the processes of the American political system, with an emphasis on policymaking and implementation. This is a yearlong course.
Advanced Placement US History is a rigorous course which emphasizes reading, discussion, critical thinking, and research. Covering colonial America through the present day through text reading, essay writing, and in-class debate and discussion, the student is taught history while "doing" history. Students may take the advanced placement test in May, for which college credit may be given if a qualifying score is made. This course fulfills the American History requirement.
Honors US History is a rigorous course which emphasizes reading, discussion, critical thinking, and research. Covering colonial America through the present day through text reading, essay writing, and in-class debate and discussion, the student is taught history while "doing" history. This course fulfills the American History requirement.
Civics and Economics is a course which concentrates on the democratic principles upon which the United States is founded. The meaning of citizenship in terms of the rights and responsibilities of the people of the United States is stressed. Areas examined include: the adoption of the Constitution, the three branches of government, local and state governments, the art of politics, and current events. Economics portion aims at introducing the fundamental principles and theories of economics.
A average or higher in English 9 OR B average or higher in English 9 Honors
Minimum combined PSAT verbal and writing score of 90
Honors World History is a survey course which emphasizes the his- tory of Western civilization. A survey of the major cultural, political, social, and economic developments of western cultures will be examined. Representative non-western cultures will also be studied. Primary source documents, the historical method, and research and writing in the discipline of history will be emphasized.
This course is designed to introduce students pursuing careers in the allied health fields to the structure and function of the human body. Building in an understanding of anatomical concepts and physiological processes, rather than rote memorization, is emphasized. Discussions of clinical examples, current research techniques, and medical ethics occur to highlight these complimentary areas. The meticulous dissection of a lower mammal and various other major mammalian organs will form the framework for the Gross Anatomy study.
B+ in Chemistry OR a B in Honors Chemistry
This laboratory course is intended to prepare the student to earn college credit by passing the Advanced Placement test in environmental science. It will provide students with knowledge of the principles that underlie the interrelationships of the natural world and methods to identify and analyze natural problems and human-caused problems in the environment along with examination of possible solutions to these problems. Environmental Science uses much of the knowledge students gained in Biology and Chemistry to investigate relationships and problems in the environment.