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July 11, 2019, 11:00 AM

2019-2020 Crossroads Christian School Year Plans


2019-2020 Crossroads Christian School Year Plans

 

At Crossroads Christian, our goal is to assist the family in the mentorship and education of the student, and to ensure they have every opportunity for success. We offer curriculum from publishers who provide superior educational courses and resources that help present that material most effectively. As always, in order to provide the best materials for each course of mastery learning we offer both on-line and consumable curriculum options for you and your child.  Since opening our doors August 1st 2014, we’ve offered blended materials/curriculum, we’ve even had parents enroll that have brought their own curriculum. Parents will continue to have the opportunity to choose.

 

Next year is full of exciting things as we will continue our blended classrooms:  workshops, hands on stations, project-based learning and on-line classes. Our blended curriculum and classroom approach supply our students with multiple ways to learn and understand concepts. Blended learning is a way to expose students to a variety of strategies and choices that address many learners’ needs.  Our classrooms are designed to empower and engage students by accommodating each of their different learning styles.

 

PLANS:

To further refine and develop our already successful program, we are adding a few, and continuing, the following programs for the 2019-2020 school year:

(over the summer I will be working with educators to develop more programs for our elementary)


College Tours: The juniors and seniors will be traveling to different colleges in the state of Texas to take a tour of college campuses. We will visit the city of San Marcos, Houston, and Corpus Christi to display a variety of choices. (Grades 9-12)

Dinner Etiquette Class: at the Pump House Restaurant-The students, in grades 9-12, will dress up in their nice attire and attend an etiquette dinner class to learn the exclusive table manners and tools to use.

(Grades 9-12)

Creating a 5-Year Plan: The students will create a 5-year plan of what they plan on doing, and where they will also see themselves, in the next 5 years. (Grades 9-12)

Creating a Vision Board: the vision board will go along with the 5-year plan utilizing different pictures of what the plan mainly focuses on. (Grades 9-12)

Senior Activities: The seniors will have activities at the end of the school year, such as bowling, skating, a trip to Dave and Busters in Corpus Christi, or a trip to the beach, etc.

Senior Night/Prom: Senior night will consist of a night honoring the seniors with creative awards, some talents, music, dancing and a nice dinner.

Financial Advisory Class: The students will learn how to manage money, learn about writing checks, learn about the importance of saving, etc. (Grades 9-12).

Mock Interviews/Interviewee: The students will learn the do’s and dont’s of going to an interview for a job and other opportunities.

(Grades 9-12)

Honors Assemblies: The students will be honored for “A” honor roll and “A/B” honor roll on a quarterly basis. If student has “A” or “A/B” Honor roll for all 4 quarters, there will be an off campus field trip at the end of the school year.

(Grades 1-12)

 

**If it is possible, 9th and 10th grade will be able to take a trip to the aquarium to experience the Marine Biology Life.**

 

Our new enrichment program is a next generation evidence-based social and emotional (SEL) classroom program teaching children how to choose love in any circumstance. The program focuses on four important character values – Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion in Action – which cultivates optimism, resilience and personal responsibility. Included elements are positive psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, character values and more. Through decades of research, including long-term studies spanning over 30+ years, we know that SEL is the most proactive and preventative mental health initiative available. SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. We are excited to be able to offer this and look forward to the social and emotional growth in our students!

(Grades 1-12)

 

4-H Program:

Just a few of the 4H programs: personal development, speaking in public, interviewing, dressing, writing thank you notes, correspondence, money manager, vet science, health and nutrition, with leadership opportunities! More info coming soon!

(Grades 1-12)

Optional:

* Dave Ramsey’s: Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Self-Study is optional and offered as an elective and will count as an economics credit (.5).

Additional electives offered are: Foundations in Entrepreneurship (Grades 9-12).

Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition (Grades 6-8).

Financial Peace Junior: Teaching Kids How to Win with Money! (Grades 1-5).


On Campus Electives:

Spanish I, II $45.00 for the year: (includes all curriculum and supplies) In addition to the curriculum, Spanish will be cooking and going on field trips. 

Auto Shop I, II $125 for the year (includes all curriculum, safety equipment and supplies)

Home Ec. $125 for the year (includes all curriculum, safety equipment and supplies)

* Home Ec and Auto Shop courses will be both on and off-campus throughout the year.

 

BOOKS:

Course List for Books (self-paced lessons):  These are self-study and self-paced lessons for each student. All book-based courses are subject to additional fees. 

 

English:

  • English I, II, III, and IV : (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • American Literature (1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative English course. Covers five diverse periods of American Literature including Early American Literature, the Romantic Period, and the Modern Age. Authors include Longfellow, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald.

  • British Literature (1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative English course. Covers five diverse periods of British Literature including the Middle Ages, the Early Renaissance, and the Romantic Era. Authors include Chaucer, Tennyson, Browning, Keats, Shelley, and Lewis.

  • Select English(1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative English course. The Nature of English Composition: Subject Varies but most commonly include: Punctuation and Writing, Critical Reading and Paragraph Skills, Practical English, Communication Foundations, Language Characteristics, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, Public Messages. 

  • Composition: (1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative English course. Step-by-step lessons use mastery learning techniques to solidify student understanding on a variety of topics, including sentence types, paragraph unity and coherence, pronunciation techniques, mnemonics, critical reading skills, formal and informal essays, dictionary usage, and punctuation. *this course is also included in the Select English Class.

 

 

Math

  • 9th Grade Algebra I (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 10th Grade Geometry (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 11th Grade Algebra II (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 12th Grade Pre-Calculus (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • Select Math(1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative math course. Covers concepts with the students' needs in mind.

  • Accounting(1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative math course. Covers concepts like transactions, posting items to a ledger, worksheets, financial statements, recording payroll, taxes, and more. 

  • Consumer Math(1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative math course covers topics like money management skills, loans, credit cards, and wise purchase habits with an emphasis on family finances. Algebra I and Geometry are recommended prerequisites.

  • Select Consumer Math: (1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative math course subtopics vary but includes: The Mathematics of Trades and Professions, Automobiles, Personal Finance and Investments, Banking and Credit, Housing and Taxes, Math for Auto Mechanics, Math for Diesel Mechanics. 

  • Math in Everyday Life(1 credit - Grades 9-12) overall course to help future wage earners get a handle on banking, budgeting, shopping, and more. Lessons teach them to apply basic math skills to everyday activities such as estimating home and car expenses, shopping for insurance, and paying income tax. Includes Internet and calculator activities. 

 

History:

  • 9th Grade Civics & World Geography(1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 10th Grade World History (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 11th Grade American History (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 12th Grade Government & Economics (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • Civics: (1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) focused, alternative History course. American government and citizenship. Topics such as American government, state and local government, worldwide politics, and citizenship responsibility.

  • Anthropology & Sociology (1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) focused, alternative History course. Studies on the origin and fall of man, the method of sociology, cultural backgrounds in the United States and distant lands, Earth's development by man, and more.

  • Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance(1/2 credit - Grades 7-12): Blended learning. Introduction to Personal Finance, Life After High School, Careers and Taxes, and Giving, and more. *Parents order this separately. 

 

Science:

  • 9th Grade General Science III(1 credit - Grades 9-12) 

  • 10th Grade Biology (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 11th Grade Chemistry (1 credit - Grades 9-12)

  • 12th Grade Physics (1 credit - Grades 9-12) 

  • Select Life Science(1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) subject-focused. Covers photosynthesis, cell structure, scientific tools, and careers in science. This course also covers the skeletal, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, and endocrine systems, as well as new scientific frontiers.

  • Astronomy(1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative science course. Bible-based, self-paced easy to follow lessons that cover information on the Earth's motion, eclipses, stars, constellations, the sun's energy, our solar system, telescopes and optics, space explorations, and more. 

  • Geology(1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative science course. This course studies Christ-centered content that covers Earth's structures and movements, fossils, relative and absolute time, oceanography, biological and chemical properties, atmospheric structure, pollution, and climates around the world. 

 

Bible:

  • 9th Grade New Testament Survey (1 credit - Grades 9-12) lessons on sharing Christ, the Epistles and Apostles, knowing the will of God, and much more.

  • 10th Grade Old Testament Survey (1 credit - Grades 9-12) Complete overview of the Old Testament, from Creation through the restoration of Israel.

  • 11th Grade Bible Doctrine (1 credit - Grades 9-12) lessons on Romans, the faithfulness of God, the nation of Israel, friendship and dating, the pursuit of happiness, apologetics, and more! 

  • 12th Grade Christian Faith & Living(1 credit - Grades 9-12) lessons designed to create a foundation of biblical truth in your child's life. The study of Christian ministry, the Trinity, the holiness of God, James and John the apostles, Daniel, the wisdom of David and Solomon, and much more.

  • Foundations for Living, Studies in the Christian Worldview(1 credit - Grades 9-12) alternative Bible course. Topics include man's purpose in the world, the Christian family and roles, dating and courtship, education, art, politics, and more! This invaluable elective will build your child's understanding of practical Christian living. 

 

Electives:

  • Art(1 credit - Grades 9-12) a comprehensive, informative study of art and design. Hands-on art activities, easy-to-grasp, lessons and vocabulary terms to improve your student's knowledge of art terms. * Additional cost for any necessary supplies and will be requested throughout the year. 

  • Business Computer Information Systems(1 credit - Grades 9-12) solid understanding of business computer technology applications for success in the workplace and personal life. 

  • Family and Consumer Science(1 credit - Grades 7-12) Home economics which emphasizes Christian home life, financial freedom, character qualities, and home management topics.

  • Health Quest(1/2 credit - Grades 6-8) personal hygiene, fitness, exercise techniques, and personal and ecological stewardship.

  • High School Health: ((1/2 credit for grades 8-12) Topics include physical health, first aid, proper nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness. In addition, this comprehensive health course also focuses on spiritual, social, emotional, and environmental well-being.

  • Speech: Essentials of Communication (1/2 credit - Grades 9-12) Covers necessary skills to communicate effectively in personal, professional, and public settings.


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