Secondary Courses

Secondary English

7th Grade English
Course Code: 701/702 ENG

In seventh grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, researching, writing, and oral language skills. Students will be introduced to the five-paragraph composition, including an original thesis, an outline, and introductory and concluding paragraphs. An emphasis will be placed on the Writing Process planning, writing, editing, revising, and publishing compositions. They will select and use different forms of writing for specific purposes such as to inform, persuade, or entertain and incorporate stylistic techniques within each form. They will also have the opportunity to use new grammar concepts and reading vocabulary in their writing. Students continue to read classic and contemporary selections and informational texts. Critical thinking will be developed as literature and poetry are analyzed, discussed and evaluated using Biblical principles. Students will be given the opportunity to communicate their views both orally and in writing. Vocabulary development and word study skills will be emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to develop some public speaking skills through expressing opinions during class discussions and giving informative speeches to a class audience.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate English placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep English sequence during the preceding school year.

8th Grade English
Course Code: 801/802 ENG

In eighth grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, researching, writing, and oral language skills. Students will be given the opportunity to refine their ability to write a standard five-paragraph composition with outline and thesis, using the text, classic literature, and research to support the thesis and to provide interesting and relevant introductions and conclusions. They will also have the opportunity to develop skills in taking notes over literature, use them as a source for their writing, and as a study tool for tests. They will continue to use new grammar concepts and reading vocabulary in their writing, and to correct and revise their compositions using a dictionary and thesaurus. Students will be introduced to many genres of literature through short stories and novels and learn to evaluate them by biblical standards and principles. Literary terms and analysis of literature studied will also be emphasized. Grammar instruction will focus on different types of phrases, utilizing an appropriate consistency of verb tense in writing, and learning to avoid ambiguous, implied and indefinite usage of phrases and pronouns. In addition, vocabulary development and word study skills will be stressed to help prepare students for increased reading comprehension in all academic subjects. Students will have the opportunity to develop some public speaking skills through expressing opinions during class discussions and giving an informal speech to a class audience.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate English placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep English sequence during the preceding school year.

English I: 9th Grade
Course Code: 901/902 ENG

The English I Course provides instruction on expanding the five-paragraph composition to include subtopic paragraphs and factual evidence for support, recognizing and avoiding the use of common fallacies of logic in communication, and being able to correct and revise original writing. This course will lay the foundation for the students’ understanding of interpretive literature and prepare them for more detailed literary analysis. Critical thinking skills used in analyzing themes, characters, conflict, structure, point of view, and moral tone will be developed and refined. Vocabulary development will focus on Latin and Greek roots, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, word families, denotation and connotation. Students will continue to receive instruction in grammar and also have the opportunity to develop some public speaking skills through the use of oral reading and impromptu speeches.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate English placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep English sequence during the preceding school year.

English II: 10th Grade: World Literature
Course Code: 1001/1002 ENG

The World Literature course will focus on literatures of India, China, Japan, the Middle East, Africa, and native America alongside the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Through reading selections from various cultures around the world, students will develop an awareness of varying cultures and will analyze each work and culture in light of Biblical principles. By reading the premier examples of literature from each culture, students will gain a unique view of each culture’s values, beliefs, and worldviews and can use their analysis of these various works as a model and subject for their own essays and writings. Literature studied by Charles Dickens, Pearl Buck, Dante Alighieri, Leo Tolstoy, and Victor Hugo. In an effort to improve writing skills, grammar and editing skills will be reinforced and refined. Vocabulary development, including the knowledge of classical Latin and Greek roots will also be stressed over the course of the year.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate English placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep English sequence during the preceding school year.

English III 11th Grade: American Literature
Course Code: 1101/1102 ENG

Through novels, short stories, and poetry, all written by American authors, students will develop a deeper understanding of our American heritage by analyzing worldview, theme, style, point of view, plot, setting, character, mood, irony, and imagery in each work of literature. This course covers literature from America’s colonial period through the modern era and will allow students to analyze and write about the changing themes, genres, and cultural factors that have influenced America in the past and continue to influence America today. Students will read works written by Hawthorne, Stowe, Twain, Poe, O. Henry, Dickinson, Frost, Melville, Thoreau, Emerson, Crane, Lee, Bradstreet, Edwards, and London. From these examples of great literature, students will develop an appreciation for literature and their common American heritage and will use these great pieces of literature as subjects for their own written works. Grammar skills will be reinforced to produce college level writing and the course will stress vocabulary development, including the knowledge of classical Latin and Greek roots. Students will complete one significant research project during the course.

Parent Role: Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate English placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep English sequence during the preceding school year.


English IV 12th Grade: British Literature
Course Code:1201/1202 ENG

Students read, discuss, and interpret a careful selection of British novels, short stories, essays and poetry. These readings serve as models for good literature and as subjects for the students analytical writing. Students will receive instruction on composing essays that demonstrate mastery of various aspects of literary analysis and effective writing style. Grammar skills will be reinforced to produce college level writing and the course will stress vocabulary development, including the knowledge of classical Latin and Greek roots. Students will complete one significant research project during the course.

Parent Role:
Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.


Course Prerequisites:Satisfactory performance on the appropriate English placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep English sequence during the preceding school year.

Secondary Mathematics

7th Grade Math: Course 2
Course Code: 701/702 MATH

Course 2 math will extend the students learning of ratios to develop an understanding of proportionality that they will apply to solve single and multistep problems in numerous contexts. The students will use formulas to solve multi-step problems and determine surface area and volumes of three-dimensional shapes. This course will extend students understanding of operations on all rational numbers and solving linear equations. Students apply their learning of proportionality to measurement in different contexts including converting among different units of measurement to solve problems involving rates such as motion at a constant speed. Additional topics will include data analysis, theoretical probability, and algebraic expressions. Students will continue to develop mathematical thinking skills through applications, activities and extensions.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Math placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year.

8th Grade Math: Course 3
Course Code: 801/802 MATH

The primary focal areas in Grade 8 are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships, and foundations of functions; foundations of geometry; and measurement and data. Students will analyze and represent linear functions as well as solve linear equations and systems of linear equations. This course will teach students to find the volume and surface area of prisms, cylinders, pyramids and cones. Students will expand their knowledge on the relation of decimals, fractions and percents, as well as learn how to determine a percent increase, decrease and simple interest. Students will also expand on the use of exponents, square roots and scientific notation. Additional topics include Pythagorean Theorem, polynomials, graphs and functions, data and statistics, and probability. Students will continue to develop mathematical thinking skills through applications, activities and extensions.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Math placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year.

Algebra
Course Code: 901/902 MATH

In Algebra I, students will build on their prior knowledge and skills which provided a foundation in linear relationships, number and operations, and proportionality. Students will study linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and their related transformations, equations, and associated solutions. Students will connect functions and their associated solutions in both mathematical and real-world situations. Students will use technology to collect and explore data and analyze statistical relationships. In addition, students will study polynomials of degree one and two, radical expressions, sequences, and laws of exponents. Students will generate and solve linear systems with two equations and two variables and will create new functions through transformations. Students will use mathematical relationships to generate solutions and make connections and predictions. Students will analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas. Students will display, explain, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Math placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year.

Geometry
Course Code: 1001/1002 MATH

In Geometry, students will begin to focus on more precise terminology, symbolic representations, and the development of proofs. Students will explore concepts covering coordinate and transformational geometry; logical argument and constructions; proof and congruence; similarity, proof, and trigonometry; two- and three-dimensional figures; circles; and probability. In proof and congruence, students will use deductive reasoning to justify, prove and apply theorems about geometric figures. Students will use their proportional reasoning skills to prove and apply theorems and solve problems. Within two- and three-dimensional figures the student will focus on the application of formulas in multi-step situations. Using patterns to identify geometric properties, students will apply theorems about circles to determine relationships between special segments and angles in circles. There will also be an emphasis in geometry on probability and statistics. Students will use mathematical relationships to generate solutions and make connections and predictions as well as analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Math placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year.

Algebra II
Course Code: 1101/1102 MATH

The Algebra II course includes real numbers and problem solving; equations in inequalities; relations, functions and graphs; systems of equations; polynomials and polynomial equations; rational expressions and equations; introduction to matrices, operations with matrices, determinants and inverses; powers, roots, and complex numbers; quadratic equations; quadratic functions and transformations; equations of second degree; polynomial functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; an introduction to finite math; and trigonometric functions, identities and equations.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Math placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year.

Pre-Calculus
Course Code: 1201/1202 MATH

In Pre-Calculus students will receive an in-depth treatment of functions and their graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; analytical trigonometry and other trigonometric topics; systems equations and inequalities; sequences and probability; and topics in analytical geometry. This course incorporates technology, problem-solving strategies, real-life applications, and concept reinforcement to help students develop strong Pre-Calculus skills.

Parent Role: Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests, successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year, acceptance of transfer credit of the previous course in the Math sequence, or approval by administration.

Calculus
Course Code: 1201/1202 ADVMATH

Calculus develops the students understanding of the concepts of calculus and provides experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Technology, problem-solving strategies, real-life applications, and concept reinforcement are incorporated to help students develop strong Calculus skills.

Parent Role: Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests, successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Math sequence during the preceding school year, acceptance of transfer credit of the previous course in the Math sequence, or approval by administration.

Secondary Social Studies

7th grade Social Studies: Texas History, Geography, and Government
Course Code: 701/702 HIST

Texas History students will study the geography, culture, and history of Texas from early times to present with a focus on key individuals, events, and issues that have impacted the development of Texas. This course will include an emphasis on Christian leaders and the influence of their faith and Godly character on Texas history. Students will examine the rich and diverse cultural background of Texas and begin to develop independent study skills. Students will analyze maps, data, primary documents, and secondary sources to begin developing the critical thinking skills, document analysis skills, and social studies writing skills needed in high Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Reading placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in Foundation Prep History sequence during the preceding school year.

8th grade Social Studies: World Studies
Course Code: 801/802 HIST

World Studies provides a fresh look at the civilizations of the world through the lens of a Christian worldview. This course begins with a brief review of history from Creation to the coming of Christ. It progresses in a chronological journey around the world, studying the ebb and flow of empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions, concluding with an examination of the trends of the emerging 21st century.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep History sequence during the preceding school year.

9th grade Social Studies: Cultural Geography
Course Code: 901/902 HIST

The Cultural Geography course is a survey through a regional approach of both geographic principles and every country of the world. Students will travel from continent to continent around the world studying the cultures, land forms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country. As stewards of the resources God has provided, students will be challenged to appreciate and to better manage the wonders of Gods creation and to own the responsibility He gave man to exercise dominion over it. Additionally, special emphasis will be placed on those historical, political, social, and cultural events, movements, and trends that have helped shaped the modern world.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests or successful completion of the preceding course in the History sequence during the preceding school year.

10th grade Social Studies: World History
Course Code: 1001/1002 HIST

In the World History course students will examine ancient civilizations from the Greek to the Roman Empire. The course surveys the histories of India, Asia, and Africa, as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. Students will discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep History sequence during the preceding school year.

11th grade Social Studies: US History
Course Code: 1101/1102 HIST

United State History recounts the story of our nations history from its discovery and colonization up to the present day with an emphasis on the underlying causes and issues behind historical events. Students will study the major events, people, and ideas in the development of our nations history through the lens of a Biblical worldview. An emphasis is placed on our Christian heritage and the Biblical roots of our representative government. Students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking as they explore the political, economic, social and religious aspects of previous generations to prepare them to analyze and understand the issues of their own and future American generations.

Parent Role: Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep History sequence during the preceding school year.


12th grade Social Studies: Government and Economics
Course Code:1201/1202 HIST

Government prepares students for responsible citizenship with a discussion 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. Economics introduces and explores key principles of economics from household purchases to the stock market. Each chapter includes personal finance sections which explain important economic principles and provide practical information about budgeting, banking, debt, credit and interest. Students will also learn about issues related to national economic systems and policies.

Parent Role:
Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.


Course Prerequisites:Satisfactory performance on the appropriate placement/reading comprehension tests or successful completion of the preceding course in the History sequence during the preceding school year.

Secondary Science

With regards to the role of science, Foundation Preparatory Academy teaches that the pursuit of science is a tool for understanding the Creator-Creation relationship. The study of science is based on perceivable observation and experimentation, which means that students are exposed to various theories in the scientific realm from the perspective that science is not a closed subject. The ultimate goal of our science curriculum is to equip students to inquisitively pursue understanding the physical world from the perspective that it is the most tangible example of the power and majesty of God.

Romans 1:20 [NIV] states plainly that For since the creation of the world Gods invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,so that people are without excuse. By studying the physical world, its laws and interactions, we gain insight into the Creator and the manner in which He interacts with His Creation. Furthermore, the detail, precision, and predictability of Gods world give us confidence that He will complete the plans he has set in motion.

It is our intention to prepare students to defend their faith through understanding the role of science in the human experience in such a way that is consistent with Gods inspired revelation. We present popular theory in the context of the ongoing and enduring work that the Creator set in motion for His glory. As such, we will present the theories of Creation Science and Evolution along with other popular theories in such a manner that students will have the conceptual mastery necessary to compete academically and securely understand the role of science in a faithful Christian life.

Science – 7th grade
Course Code: 701/702 SCI

In the 7th grade science course, students will use critical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving to make informed decisions and know the contributions of relevant scientist. Students will expand on their knowledge of matter by investigating the changes in physical and chemical properties. They will demonstrate interactions that occur between matter and energy and explain the cycling of matter within living systems. Students will also learn about the life processes of organisms, cell and cellular processes, ecological interactions, plant and animal reproduction, genetics, and biological evolution. Lab kits will be used to enhance learning by providing hands-on experiences which will enable students to better understand science as it relates to the world around them.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Reading placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Science sequence during the preceding school year.

Science – 8th grade
Course Code: 801/802 SCI

In the 8th-grade science course, students will analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence so as to encourage critical thinking by the student. Students will learn that matter is compose do atoms and use the Periodic Table to explain how properties are used to classify elements. They will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicate the new substances with different properties are formed. Students will expand their knowledge about the relationship between force, motion, and energy. Students will learn about the interdependence that occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems. Lab kits will be used to enhance learning by providing hands-on experiences which will enable students to better understand science as it relates to the world around them.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Reading placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Science sequence during the preceding school year.

Science – 9th grade: Biology
Course Code: 901/902 SCI

The Biology course is designed to present basic biological concepts from a molecular approach, with an emphasis on scientific methods, critical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving to make informed decisions. Students will learn that cells are the basic structures of all living things with specialized parts that perform specific functions. They will understand how an organism grows and the importance of cell differentiation as well as the mechanisms of genetics. Students will learn the significance of various molecules involved in metabolic processes and energy conversions that occur in living organisms. Biological systems as well as the interdependence and interactions that occur within an environmental system will be covered in this course. Mathematical processes are also applied and the course includes a labs.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Reading placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Science sequence during the preceding school year.

Science – 10th grade: Chemistry
Course Code: 1001/1002 SCI

In chemistry, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Student study a varity of topics that include characteristics of matter, use of the Periodic Table, development of atomic theory and chemical bonding, chemical stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Reading placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Science sequence during the preceding school year.

Science – 11th grade: Physics
Course Code: 1101/1102 SCI

In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical thinking skills.

Parent Role: Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Reading placement test or successful completion of the preceding course in the Foundation Prep Science sequence during the preceding school year.

7th and 8th Grade Electives

All electives will be contingent upon enrollment.

Instrumental Ensemble, 7th-12th Combined
Course code: 701/702 INSTRU

The Instrumental Ensemble course for secondary students will build upon their prior experience of playing an instrument. The course will provide students with an opportunity to express their creativity and appreciation of music as well as to participate in an ensemble. Parents will need to supply the instrument a student is playing by either purchasing or renting. The focus will be on praising God through music. Students may also have opportunities to perform at school events. This course will be a Monday and Wednesday class only.

Parent Role: Co-instructor: Parents will receive instructions from the classroom teacher on a regular basis outlining satellite assignments, practice material, and preparation or review needed for their next class. Parents will need to support the possible need for outside rehearsals and may be required to transport their student to performances that are outside of the regularly scheduled classes.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course. Students must have prior experience with playing an instrument.

Intermediate Spanish 1A, 7th and 8th Combined
Course Code: 701/702 SPAN

Intermediate Spanish 1A is a year-long course for Junior High students designed to cover only the contents of the first semester of the regular High School Spanish 1 course. This course lays the solid foundation with basic grammar and communication skills, integrated with exploring Spanish-speaking cultures and peoples. Practical conversation, biblical integration, connections with other subjects studied, and language comparisons (increasing student vocabulary skills in English), will prepare students for deeper high school foreign language study, and dual-language thinking. Completion of this year long course will receive credit for the fall semester of high school Spanish 1.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Intermediate Spanish 1B, 7th and 8th Combined
Course Code: 801/802 SPAN

After taking Intermediate Spanish IA, Spanish IB is a year-long course for Junior High students designed to cover the contents of the second semester of the regular Spanish 1 course. This course continues to lay the solid foundation with basic grammar and communication skills, integrated with exploring Spanish-speaking cultures and peoples. Practical conversation, biblical integration, connections with other subjects studied, and language comparisons (increasing student vocabulary skills in English), will prepare students for deeper high school foreign language study, and dual-language thinking. Completion of Intermediate Spanish 1B in the following year will receive credit for the spring semester of high school Spanish 1.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance of the preceding course Intermediate Spanish 1A in the 7th grade at Foundation Prep during the preceding school year.

Physical Education (P.E.), 7th and 8th Combined
Course Code: 701/702 PE

Physical Education students learn the importance of teamwork through organized games and begin to learn the fundamentals of such team sports. Students further their knowledge in fitness and movement skills. They also learn about individual conditioning and its value to good health as well as encourage Christian sportsmanship. Students will be encouraged to develop a life-long appreciation for and enjoyment of physical recreation.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Speech, 8th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 801 SPEECH

In the Speech course students will develop public speaking skills; including how to write a speech with effective supporting material, how to gain the confidence needed to articulate meaningful and eloquent messages, as well as how to present themselves in a professional manner.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Journalism, 7th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 701/702 JOUR

The Journalism course will allow students to learn basic skills in newspaper and yearbook design and layout, photojournalism, and publishing. Students will aid in the creation of Foundation Preps School Yearbook.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.


Theatre, 7th-12th Combined
Course Code:701 DRAMA

Drama is designed to introduce and/or re-familiarize students with the practice of Theatrical performance and public speaking. Studies will include performances of monologues, scene work, pantomime and improvisation. Students will learn different aspects of acting in the theatre.

Parent Role:
Parents will monitor the progress of their students preparation for performances, including memorizing lines and practicing speeches. Parents will also encourage commitment to the group dynamic by ensuring students are on time for class, called rehearsals, set and prop building days, etc.

Study Hall

Course codes available on Schedule of Courses & Tuition

Study halls are provided for students on campus during a time when they are not enrolled in a course. Students on campus must either be in a class or study hall. Study hall is a quiet environment where students may do homework or study for their classes.

9th – 12th Grade Electives

Instrumental Ensemble, 7th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 1301/1302 INSTRU I, II, III

The Instrumental Ensemble course for secondary students will build upon their prior experience of playing an instrument. The course will provide students with an opportunity to express their creativity and appreciation of music as well as to participate in an ensemble. Parents will need to supply the instrument a student is playing by either purchasing or renting. The focus will be on praising God through music. Students may also have opportunities to perform at school events. This course will be a Monday and Wednesday class only.

Parent Role: Co-instructor: Parents will receive instructions from the classroom teacher on a regular basis outlining satellite assignments, practice material, and preparation or review needed for their next class. Parents will need to support the possible need for outside rehearsals and may be required to transport their student to performances that are outside of the regularly scheduled classes.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course. Students must have prior experience with playing an instrument.

Physical Education (P.E.), 9th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 1301/1302 PE

Physical Education students learn the importance of teamwork through organized games and begin to learn the fundamentals of such team sports. Students further their knowledge in fitness and movement skills. They also learn about individual conditioning and its value to good health as well as encourage Christian sportsmanship. Students will be encouraged to develop a life-long appreciation for and enjoyment of physical recreation.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Financial Peace Dave Ramsey, 12th Grade
Course Code: 1301/1302 FIN

Financial Peace is a course which focuses on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills to students. Instruction includes units on saving, budgeting, credit and debt, financial planning, insurance, income, taxes and giving.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Spanish I, 9th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 1301/1302 SPAN

This course provides students with an introductory level of Spanish. A connection between Spanish- and the many cultures that speak it – is achieved by emphasizing language skills as a means to understand, interact, and witness. Students are introduced to dialog, Spanish grammar and vocabulary, projects, oral presentations, skits, and role playing.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Must be High School classification or approval by the instructor/department head. 8th grade students may enroll, if approved by administration. Enrollment in second semester is dependent on the successful completion of the first semester.

Spanish II, 9th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 1301/1302 SPAN II

Spanish II serves as a continuation of exposure to the Spanish language and cultures that speak it. Students will be expected to master dialog, grammar, and extensive Spanish vocabulary.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Spanish placement test or successful completion of the preceding course (Intermediate Spanish 1A and 1B or Spanish 1) in the Foundation Prep high school Spanish sequence during the preceding school year.


Spanish III, 10th-12th Combined
Course Code:1301/1302 SPAN III

Spanish III builds on previous knowledge by completely reviewing the basics of Spanish II. More advanced grammar, conversation, and idioms develop proficiency in Spanish communication through making conversation in everyday life scenarios and through writing about various experiences in Spanish.

Parent Role:
Guide for Independent Study: Courses on this level mimic those offered in college where independent study skills and disciplined planning are necessary for academic success. Parents should read assignment sheets, make sure their student is investing sufficient time on their assignments, and verify that assignments are being completed. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance and maintain a satellite classroom environment for their student on days they are not attending Foundation Prep.


Course Prerequisites:Satisfactory performance on the appropriate Spanish placement test or successful completion of the preceding course (Spanish II) in the Foundation Prep high school Spanish sequence during the preceding school year.

Speech, 8th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 801 SPEECH

In the Speech course students will develop public speaking skills; including how to write a speech with effective supporting material, how to gain the confidence needed to articulate meaningful and eloquent messages, as well as how to present themselves in a professional manner.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

College Prep Genius, 8th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 1301 SAT

The College Prep Genius curriculum explores the logical patterns of question types and teaches students how to recognize the obvious clues to finding correct answers. With the help of unique strategies exclusive to College Prep Genius, students are encouraged to learn clever acronyms and innovative devices for solving problems quickly and accurately. College Prep Genius gives students key strategies in math, critical reading and writing. Students will raise their PSAT, SAT and ACT scores in order to earn scholarship money towards college! Since this is a preparation course, grades received will depend heavily upon participation and assignment completion rather than achievement.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing. In this course, they will also need to encourage them to complete the limited practice assignments required to be completed at home.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Biblical Worldview, 9th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 1302 WORLD

Biblical Worldview covers areas of study such as philosophy, biology, politics, and law and guides the student toward viewing each from a Christian perspective. Students will enjoy being able to integrate these fields into an overall worldview or way of looking at life.

Parent Role: Guide for Dependent Study: Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure the time and place for completing assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed in a timely manner. Parents should consistently help their child achieve the stated unit goals by supervising study, discussing content as may be necessary, and by communicating with the teacher if difficulties should arise.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Journalism, 7th – 12th Combined
Course Code: 701/702 JOUR

The Journalism course will allow students to learn basic skills in newspaper and yearbook design and layout, photojournalism, and publishing. Students will aid in the creation of Foundation Preps School Yearbook.

Parent Role: The primary responsibility of the parents is to track the progress of their son or daughter and to monitor how well they are doing.

Course Prerequisites: Student must be of the appropriate grade level classification for enrollment in this course.

Study Hall

Course codes available on Schedule of Courses & Tuition

Study halls are provided for students on campus during a time when they are not enrolled in a course. Students on campus must either be in a class or study hall. Study hall is a quiet environment where students may do homework or study for their classes.