Course Offering Guide Per Grade

2018/2019

7th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleLife of David
MathPre-Algebra (2 Day)
EnglishEnglish A (2 Day)
HistoryCreation - Reformation (2 Day)
ScienceGeneral Science (2 Day)
ElectivesLogic
2D Art
3D Art
General Music
Typing/Computer Usage
Physical Geography
Drama (2 Day)
Private Music Lessons

8th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleLife of David
MathAlgebra (2 Day)
EnglishEnglish B (2 Day)
HistoryCreation - Reformation (2 Day)
SciencePhysical Science (2 Day)
ElectivesLogic
2D Art
3D Art
General Music
Typing/Computer Usage
Physical Geography
Drama (2 Day)
Private Music Lessons

9th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathAlgebra I (2 Day)
EnglishEnglish I (2 Day)
HistoryCreation - Reformation (2 Day)
ScienceBiology w/Lab (2 Day)
HOPEHealth/PE
Foreign LanguageAmerican Sign Language I or Spanish I (2 Day)
ElectivesPhotography
Outdoor Sports
2D Art
3D Art
Drama (2 Day)
General Music
Private Music Lessons

10th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathGeometry (2 Day)
EnglishEnglish II (2 Day)
HistoryCreation - Reformation (2 Day)
ScienceChemistry (2 Day)
Fine ArtsSpeech/Debate (CLEP)
Foreign LanguageAmerican Sign Language II or Spanish II (2 Day)
ElectivesPrivate Music Lessons
Photography
Outdoor Sports
2D Art
3D Art
Drama (2 Day)
General Music
Private Music Lessons

11th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathAlgebra II (2 Day)
EnglishEnglish III (2 Day)
HistoryUS History (2 Day)
ScienceMarine Biology (2 Day)
Fine ArtsSpeech and Debate
Foreign LanguageAmerican Sign Language I OR II or Spanish I or II
ElectivesPersonal Finance/Career Exploration
Outdoor Sports
2D Art
Photography
Drama (2 Day)
General Music
Private Music Lessons

12th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathPre-Calculus (2 Day)
EnglishEnglish IV (2 Day)
SciencePhysics (2 Day)
Social StudiesGovernment/Economics
Fine ArtsSpeech and Debate
Foreign LanguageAmerican Sign Language I or II OR Spanish I or II
ElectivesPhotography
Outdoor Sports
2D Art
3D Art
Drama (2 Day)
General Music
Private Music Lessons

Course Descriptions

CORE Science

General Science
with Lab

Standard Homework Level

Using Apologia texts, students participate in weekly labs to solidify their understanding of material.

Reading assignments and tests are given each week as homework to prepare students for class lectures and lab work.

General Science is the study of Creation and Earth Science, and it covers a basic introduction to Human Anatomy.

This science may be counted as Middle School credit only.

Physical Science
with Lab

 One Science Credit
Standard Homework Level

Using the Apologia texts as a base, students participate in weekly labs to solidify their understanding of material.

Reading assignments and tests are given each week as homework to prepare students for class lectures and lab work.

Physical Science is the study of basic Physics and the Solar System.

This class may be counted as High School credit.

Biology

One Science Credit
Standard Homework Level

Using Apologia texts, students participate in weekly labs to solidify their understanding of material.

Reading assignments and tests are given each week as homework to prepare students for class lectures and lab work at school.

Biology is the study of all living things.

Marine Biology

 One Science Credit
Standard Homework Level

Using Apologia texts, students participate in weekly labs to solidify their understanding of material.

Reading assignments and tests are given each week as homework to prepare students for class lectures and lab work at school.

Marine Biology covers animal anatomy and physiology of animals of the sea.

Biology and Algebra I are prerequisites for this class.

Chemistry

 One Science Credit
 Honors Level Course
Standard Homework Level

Using Apologia texts, students participate in weekly labs to solidify their understanding of material.

Reading assignments and tests are given each week as homework to prepare students for class lectures and lab work at school.

Chemistry covers the chemical makeup and interaction of all basic matter the universe.

Biology and Algebra I are prerequisites for this class.

Physics
Honors, with Lab

 One Science Credit
 Honors Level Course
 Enhanced Homework Level

Using Apologia texts, students participate in weekly labs to solidify their understanding of material.

Reading assignments and tests are given each week as homework to prepare students for class lectures and lab work at school.

This course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.

Biology and Chemistry are prerequisites for this class.

CORE History

World History and Geography

 One Social Studies/World History Credit
Standard Homework Level

World History, Church History, and Geography are incorporated together in our class discussions and homework assignments each week.

We actively view people, places in secular and church history of the world as we march through our discussions and reading chronologically.

Charting our findings and using projects each semester to solidify understanding, we use tactile, verbal and written skills for a full understanding of history and geography.

 

US History
Honors

 One Social Studies/American History Credit
 Enhanced Homework Level

In US History, we actively view and discuss the governmental documents and history of the United States as we march through chronologically.

Charting our findings, we use tactile, verbal and written skills for a full understanding of US history and geography.

This class is for High School students only.

American Government and Economics
Honors

 .5/.5 Social Studies Credits
 Enhanced Homework Level

Tapestry of Grace Curriculum as well as various biblical and secular texts are used for these classes.

They are each one semester. They are taught as consecutive semester courses, with the intention of preparing Wellmont students to CLEP collegiate tests in American Government as well as Macro Economics.

The arrangement of this curriculum allows Wellmont high school students to earn college credit while continuing to learn in an environment designed for high school students.

CLEPs are OPTIONAL for these courses

Three College credits will be awarded if CLEP test is passed for American Government and/or Economics.

The cost for the CLEP test is approximately $90. This does not include the college test base fee which is generally under $30.

CORE English

English A

Seventh Grade Only
Standard Homework Level

Using current MLA standards and grammar, middle school students study English basics.

This course continues to help students utilize the classical writing standard, incorporating grammar and literature as well.

In addition to learning the basics of good writing, learning to analyze literature, and practice English grammar, students critique one another’s work, and advance to the next level of collegiate preparation.

English B

Eighth Grade Only
Standard Homework Level

Using current MLA standards, this course incorporates a more advanced usage of grammar and literature.

In addition to continual training in the keys to proficient writing, learning to analyze literature, and practice English grammar, students critique one another’s work, and advance to the next level of collegiate preparation.

English I

 One English Credit, 9th Grade
Standard Homework Level

Using current MLA standards, high school students continue the art of writing as well as incorporating more analysis of classic literature.

Grammar review is completed in this course.

 

English II

 One English Credit, 10th Grade
Standard Homework Level

The purpose of English II is to continue training students to write well and analyze classic literature. It is also to begin to expose students to the vocabulary of the SAT and ACT.

It is imperative that students train for these tests because college entrance often depends on scores, and academic collegiate scholarships are based almost entirely on SAT/ACT scoring. This class helps start that process.

 

Grammar review is completed in this course as well.

English III

 One English Credit, 11th Grade
Standard Homework Level

English III and IV are our rhetorical English courses used to teach students the art of effective communication and building solid arguments in written discourse as well as give them a well-rounded view of classic authors.

These courses help students to round out their personal worldview and teach them not to be afraid to share their views with excellence in college. Literature discussion and advanced critiquing is a part of these courses as well.

 

English IV
Honors

 One English Credit, 12th Grade
Standard Homework Level

English III and IV are our rhetorical English courses used to teach students the art of effective communication and building solid arguments in written discourse as well as give them a well-rounded view of classic authors.

These courses help students to round out their personal worldview and teach them not to be afraid to share their views with excellence in college. Literature discussion and advanced critiquing is a part of these courses as well.

English IV is our finishing platform for high school students.

CORE Mathematics

Pre-Algebra

Standard Homework Level

Mr. D Math curriculum is used at Wellmont for our upper level math courses.

Students achieve their upper level course requirements for High School math with class discussions and lectures at school and video-driven instruction at home. Online quizzes are taken daily to solidify knowledge, and spiral quizzes and chapter reviews are taken periodically as well.

It is the prerequisite to Algebra I.

Mr. D Math is used for this course.

Algebra I

 One Math Credit
Standard Homework Level

Mr. D Math curriculum is used at Wellmont for our upper level math courses.

Students achieve their upper level course requirements for High School math with class discussions and lectures at school and video-driven instruction at home. Online quizzes are taken daily to solidify knowledge, and spiral quizzes and chapter reviews are taken periodically as well.

A prerequisite of Pre-Algebra is required for this course.

This course is also offered online on other days of the week. Additional fees are required for this option.

Algebra II

 One Math Credit
Standard Homework Level

Mr. D Math curriculum is used at Wellmont for our upper level math courses.

Students achieve their upper level course requirements for High School math with class discussions and lectures at school and video-driven instruction at home. Online quizzes are taken daily to solidify knowledge, and spiral quizzes and chapter reviews are taken periodically as well.

A prerequisite of Algebra I is required for this course. We also highly suggest Geometry as a prerequisite.

This course is also offered online on other days of the week. Additional fees are required for this option.

Geometry

 One Math Credit
Standard Homework Level

Mr. D Math curriculum is used at Wellmont for our upper level math courses.

Students achieve their upper level course requirements for High School math with class discussions and lectures at school and video-driven instruction at home. Online quizzes are taken daily to solidify knowledge, and spiral quizzes and chapter reviews are taken periodically as well.

A prerequisite of Algebra I is required for this course. We suggest taking Geometry prior to Algebra II.

This course is also offered online on other days of the week. Additional fees are required for this option.

Pre Calculus
Honors

 One Math Credit
Standard Homework Level

Mr. D Math curriculum is used at Wellmont for our upper level math courses.

Students achieve their upper level course requirements for High School math with class discussions and lectures at school and video-driven instruction at home. Online quizzes are taken daily to solidify knowledge, and spiral quizzes and chapter reviews are taken periodically as well.

Prerequisites of Algebra II and Geometry are required for this course.

This course is also offered online on other days of the week. Additional fees are required for this option.

CORE Foreign Language

Spanish I

 One Foreign Language Credit
Standard Homework Level

Spanish written work and conversation are stressed highly. This class can be counted for high school foreign language credit.

Spanish II

One Foreign Language Credit
 Standard Homework Level

Spanish written work and conversation are stressed highly.

Students are encouraged to attempt to CLEP College Spanish at the end of this course.

CLEP OPTIONAL for Spanish II

The cost for the CLEP test is approximately $90. This does not include the college test base fee which is generally under $30.

American Sign Language II

 One Foreign Language Credit
Standard Homework Level

ASL II is held on Fridays only.

This course is a continuation of American Sign Language I (ASL I), as used in the Deaf Community and is a more in-depth study of ASL grammatical features and structures. Emphasis will be placed upon building more advanced levels of sign lexicon and communication than that of ASL I.

American Sign Language I

 One Foreign Language Credit
Standard Homework Level

ASL I is held on Fridays only.

This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) as used in the Deaf Community and includes an overview of ASL grammatical features and structures. ASL written work and signing are stressed highly. Emphasis will be placed upon building novice level of sign lexicon and communication. This class can be counted for high school foreign language credit.

 

Physical Education / HOPE

Health

 .5 Credits - HOPE
Standard Homework Level

Health is the study of physical, social and spiritual health from a Biblical perspective.

This is a one-semester class for credit. Health is only for High School students. PE or Home Economics should be taken opposite this course.

Physical Education

 .5 Credits - HOPE
No Homework

This class is a one-semester class and contains the physical workout and tracking requirements for high school physical education credit.

OPTIONAL - PE may be taken for a full year if desired. In this case, we treat it as an elective course for the duration of the year. Please ask our course advisor about this option if so desired. (.25/.25 Credits as an Elective)

Outdoor Sports

 .5 Elective Credit
No Homework

This class is a two-semester class and puts the fun in both outdoor and sporting! Enjoy this Friday class to blow off some steam or just to compete with friends and stay fit! 

Bible - One Bible course per year is required

Old Testament Survey

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year High School Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

This thorough overview of God's word helps students to understanding the Bible as a whole unit.

New Testament Survey

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year High School Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

This thorough overview of God's word helps students to understanding the Bible as a whole unit.

Discipleship

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year High School Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

Our Discipleship class builds a base for understanding how to create a healthy self-view and love for others through a more complete understanding of God's immeasurable love for each of us. The way we see God's love determines how we will love others. Discipleship also make reading the Bible and prayer personal.

Life of David

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

This 7th-8th Grade elective course is designed to be a full year unit study on the life of David. David was a man after God's own heart, but he had many flaws. Studying his life can be a key to unlocking a new understanding of God's perfect grace, justice, and redemption.

Life of Paul

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

This 7th-8th Grade elective course is designed to be a full year unit study on the life of Paul.

The Gospels

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

This High School elective course is designed to be a full year unit study on the Gospels. The Gospels tell the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. The Gospels gives us a historical account of these events and lead us to Jesus the Son of God.

Apologetics

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is one of our full-year Bible courses. Our Bible courses are taught on a rotation, so that students receive Bible training each year of Middle and High School.

This High School elective course is designed to be a full year unit study on the tools used to defend and stand on Biblical faith.

Electives

Speech and Debate

 .5 Social Studies Credits
Light Homework Level

This course is designed to equip students with the ability to perform well in front of an audience, as well as to formulate well-articulated speeches and create well-articulated arguments in debate.

The Public Speaking DSST test is OPTIONAL at the end of the year.

 One High School credit is awarded if DSST test is passed.

 Three College credits are awarded if DSST test is passed.

 The cost for the DSST test is approximately $80. This does not include the college test base fee which is generally under $30.

Logic

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This two-part, year-long course is for middle and high school students.

The art of logic is based on an introduction to Critical Thinking and leads to the skills needed for formal debate.

Students need the ability to become independent thinkers and learn the art of excellent argumentation.

Critical Thinking

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This one-year course is for middle school students.

The art of Critical Thinking leads to the skills needed for formal logic and debate.

Students need the ability to become independent thinkers and learn the art of excellent argumentation. This is the first step.

Typing and Computer Software Basics

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is a full year course. This course requires students to bring a laptop to school.

Typing technique is stressed and the goal at the end of the first semester is for students to be proficient in typing, without looking at the keyboard.

During the second semester, students learn to use Publisher, Pages, Excel, Spreadsheets, editing and formatting, and much more!

Personal Finance and Career Exploration

 .5 Elective Credit
Standard Homework Level

As an introduction to life skills, this class should be required for all high school students.

It incorporates practical mathematical techniques and applies these to everyday life situations. Some of these situations include budgeting, calculating expenditures for bills, food or clothing.

Taxes, large purchases, depreciation, and many other topics are covered in step-by-step practical instruction.

Students also explore the world of careers and find out what they are good at!

Absolutely, a must have class!

SAT Bootcamp
Math Emphasis

 .5 Elective Credit
Standard Homework Level

Learn test-taking skills, how to read and set up the kinds of word problems found on the SAT, and how to use scientific and graphing calculators.

Take real time practice tests and see what you have learned in action. Learn how to decipher difficult vocabulary and ace reading comprehension.

Additionally, learn how to score a 10 on the essays. The emphasis for this course is the math section.

This is a 6-week online course only and is paid directly to Mr. D Math at a discounted rate for Wellmont students.

Fine Arts

Theatre

.5 Fine Arts or Elective Credit 
Light Homework Level

This course for Middle and High School students includes preparation and presentation of spell-binding plays, comedies and musicals. Mandatory 2-day attendance is required, as well as extra rehearsals surrounding productions. Auditions for all plays and musicals are a part of this course.

This is an excellent foundation for preparing students for collegiate presenting and oration, as well as a superb way to blow off steam at the end of the day!

Speech is a suggested prerequisite for actors in this class and Private Music lessons or General Music are suggested for those wanting to participate in lead rolls in Theatre. 

General Music

.5 Fine Arts or Elective Credit 
Light Homework Level

This course for Middle and High School students is tailored for the students who are in each class. Mediums of drumming, individual instrument inclusion, bells, and much more are included in this class to teach the art of rhythm and musicianship to students at all levels. 

Students participate in our music productions twice per year to share their skills and bless our community of students and families.  Outreach opportunities are also offered. 

Private music lessons are strongly recommended but not required for students who wish to participate in this course. 

2D Art

.5 Fine Arts or Elective Credit
No Homework

This course may be taken as either Fine Arts or Elective credit. They are offered at both the middle school and high school levels and is adjusted per class, depending on the level of each student.

The first thing scripture teaches us is that, “In the beginning God created…” and art is about creating and using the skills and inspiration that comes from the Giver of every good gift. Students taking this class will enjoy immersion in a variety of art media and methods.

From drawing and painting through fibers and clay, students will participate in hands-on experiences allowing them to create and appreciate art in its many forms. Along with media, we’ll explore the works/styles of master artists and art as it relates to history and culture. Students should expect to have lots of fun in the process!

 

3D Art

 .5 Fine Arts or Elective Credit
No Homework

Students explore famous sculpture artists and use these artistic ideas to design and build some of their own 3D Art.

Students work in a variety of mediums and natural substances.

Private Music Lessons

.5 Fine Arts or Elective Credit 
Light Homework Level 

Private music lessons are strongly recommended for all students who wish to participate in theatre or general music classes. Weekly lessons are offered at Wellmont, and individual practicing is required at home. 

Students participate in our music productions twice per year to share their skills and bless our community of students and families and outreach opportunities are also offered.  

We are looking to provide private and group instruction in these musical disciplines in the fall: 

Keyboard

Wind Instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone)

Strings (cello, violin, viola)

Photography

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

Learn about lighting techniques, shutter speed, editing, composition, and much more in this creative class.
 

Miscellaneous

Study Hall

 1st Study Hall Free of charge. All others, $125 per period.

Study Hall is open to Wellmont students who are waiting on other classes to begin. It is available all 6 periods and is in a quiet room with a proctor.

Students are limited to 2 study halls in a row, attending classes or volunteering between study hall chunks. Please see our commonly asked questions page to find out more.

Student Volunteering

Free of charge

Student Volunteering is open and encouraged for all Wellmont students.  Students may be asked to help our Front Desk volunteers with cleaning and organizing, lend a hand in the administrative offices, or help set up for special functions. Volunteering is a fun way to plug in and we love to see our student participating!

High School students can earn volunteer credit for this option!

 

Class Change and Drop Period

Students are able to change or drop classes through the 3rd week of school. After this time, no scheduling changes may be made.

Homework Classifications

Light Homework Level - 30 minutes or less on average on non-class days

Standard Homework Level -  about 1 hour on non-class days

Enhanced Homework Level - about 1 hour or more on non-class days

Course Selection Reminders

Our Academic Directors will help you finalize your class schedule.

Morning Assembly attendance required.

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us to attend one of our Information Meetings. Then fill out a Student Application to start the ball rolling!

Interested in Wellmont Academy? Come to our next Information Meeting!
Date: March 15th, 2018 Time: 7-9pm
Location: Wellmont Academy 4400 Shore Acres Blvd NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
RSVP: info@wellmontacademy.com
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