Course Offering Guide Per Grade

2017/2018

7th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleLife of Paul
MathPre-Algebra
EnglishEnglish A
History1900-Present Day
ScienceGeneral Science
ElectivesCritical Thinking
2D Art
3D Art
General Music
Typing/Computer Usage
Physical Geography
Drama
Faux Finishing and Interior Design

8th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleLife of Paul
MathAlgebra
EnglishEnglish B
History1900-Present Day
SciencePhysical Science
ElectivesCritical Thinking
2D Art
3D Art
General Music
Typing/Computer Usage
Physical Geography
Drama
Faux Finishing and Interior Design

9th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathAlgebra I
EnglishEnglish I
History1900-Present Day
ScienceBiology w/Lab
HOPEHealth/PE
Foreign LanguageAmerican Sign Language I or Spanish I
ElectivesHome Economics
Movies as Literature
2D Art
3D Art
Odyssey of the Mind
Drama
High School General Music
Faux Finishing and Interior Design

10th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathGeometry
EnglishEnglish II (2 Day)
History1900-Present Day
ScienceChemistry (2 Day)
Fine ArtsSpeech/Debate (CLEP)
Foreign LanguageAmerican Sign Language II or Spanish II
ElectivesSociology (CLEP)
Home Economics
Movies as Literature
2D Art
3D Art
Odyssey of the Mind
Drama
High School General Music
Faux Finishing and Interior Design

11th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathAlgebra II
EnglishEnglish III (2 Day)
HistoryUS History
ScienceMarine Biology
ElectivesSAT Prep Class
Personal Finance/Career Exploration
Sociology (CLEP)
Home Economics
Movies as Literature
2D Art
3D Art
Odyssey of the Mind
Drama
High School General Music
Faux Finishing and Interior Design

12th Grade

SubjectCourse
BibleApologetics or The Gospels
MathPre-Calculus
EnglishEnglish IV (2 Day)
SciencePhysics (2 Day) OR
ScienceAdvanced Biology (2 Day)
Social StudiesGovernment/Economics
ElectivesSociology (CLEP)
Home Economics
Movies as Literature
2D Art
3D Art
Odyssey of the Mind
Drama
High School General Music
Faux Finishing and Interior Design

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 ___- of animals of the sea.

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.

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.

Advanced Biology
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 advanced biology course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems for those students who have successfully completed high school biology and chemistry. Please note that the reproductive system is covered in detail, including accurate yet respectful illustrations and descriptions.

If a student completes the entire course, including documenting in a lab notebook all of the labs, experiments, and dissections, it could be counted as an honors course. This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.

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.

Introduction to IEW

 One English Credit
Standard Homework Level

Using current MLA standards, this course is an introductory course for classical writing. Students entering Wellmont for the first time as middle or high school students should take this course.

In addition to learning the basics of good writing, students critique one another’s work, and advance to the next appropriate level of English.

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

The purpose of English III is to continue training students in more advanced techniques than English II, to write well and analyze classic literature. Student continue to use SAT and ACT vocabulary.

Grammar review is continued in this course.

English IV
Honors

 One English Credit, 12th Grade
Standard Homework Level

English IV is our rhetorical English course 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.

This course helps students to round out their personal world view and teaches them not to be afraid to share their views with excellence in college.  Literature discussion and advanced critiquing is a part of this course as well.

High school students learn the art of collegiate note taking, creating semester-long research papers, and other methods of communication used in college.

This course 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 I is held on both Mondays and Thursdays and is mandatory on both days for credit in this class.

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 II is held on both Mondays and Thursdays and is mandatory on both days for credit in this class. 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)

Bible - One Bible course per year is required

Old and New Testament Survey

 1 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.

Christian Beliefs

 1 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.

Knowing and understanding Christian beliefs is important for every Christian.  Students in High School are at a pivotal age for synthesizing what they learn and creating a world view.  Christian students who have a solid foundation will be more mature in their faith.  Topics include: What is the Bible? The Trinity. Prayer. Man. Sin. Death. Atonement. Many other topics will be discussed.

Discipleship

 1 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

 1 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

 1 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

 1 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

 1 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

 1 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

 1 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

 1 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.

Computer Software
Basics

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is a one-semester spring course. The use of many types of software and skills are used today that were not needed in decades past.

In this class, students learn to use software such as Publisher, Pages, Excel Spreadsheets, editing and formatting documents, and much more.

Typing

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This is a one-semester fall course. This course requires students to bring a laptop to school.

Technique is stressed and the goal at the end of the course is for students to be proficient in typing, without looking at the keyboard.

Collegiate Intro to Sociology
Honors

 One Elective Credit
Enhanced Homework Level

Sociology is...
Throughout the course we will also focus our efforts on studying material found on the College Board Introductory Sociology CLEP exam.  Each student will have the opportunity to earn 3 college level credits if this exam is passed.  Depending on your students college of interest, the score for passing may vary.  The exam may be taken at any SPC Campus or other locations around the area, and may be taken at anytime.  To learn more about the CLEP exam, please check out:

https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/psychology

One High School credit if CLEP test is passed.

Three College credits if CLEP test is passed.

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

Collegiate Intro to Psychology
Honors

 One Elective Credit
Enhanced Homework Level

Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. This course is an overview of psychology and approaches the field from several different perspectives: biological, cultural, cognitive, social, and behavioral, and covers different fields in psychology, such as biology of psychology, learning, abnormal behavior, social behavior, and intelligence.
 
Throughout the course we will also focus our efforts on studying material found on the College Board Introductory Psychology CLEP exam.  Each student will have the opportunity to earn 3 college level credits if this exam is passed.  Depending on your students college of interest, the score for passing may vary.  The exam may be taken at any SPC Campus or other locations around the area, and may be taken at anytime.  To learn more about the CLEP exam, please check out:
 

https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/psychology

One High School credit if CLEP test is passed.

Three College credits if CLEP test is passed.

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

SAT Study Group

 .5 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level during the semester, Standard during the summer

After attending the SAT seminar given in August, using the material in this seminar, revisit the concepts slowly over the course of the Spring semester. Learn test-taking skills, how to read and set up the kinds of word problems found on the SAT and much more. Learn how to decipher difficult vocabulary and ace reading comprehension.

During the summer, take real-time, guided practice tests and see what you have learned in action.

This course is created to digest the SAT slowly. It is not a crash course.

 

Physical Geography

 1 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

In order to understand the world and the events happening in it, students need a solid foundation of geography. Take this exciting new class and fill in the blanks to world events, people and historic places that you never knew about.

 

Conditioning

 1 Elective Credit

Students use a combination of weight training and body building exercises to condition and train their bodies. 

 

Home Economics

 1 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This class is a full year course. 

In an era when fast food and store-bought necessities drives our world, our students need exposure to the disciplines and extraordinary skill-sets that built our nation.

Skills such as basic sewing, cooking, baking and much more are taught in this class.

Movies As Literature

 1 Elective Credit
Light-Standard Homework Level

This course uses classic movies on video to introduce and study the elements of literary analysis. Student discussion and composition questions are provided for each of the lessons. This course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them.

Personal Finance and Career Exploration

 1 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.

Odyssey of the Mind

 1 Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

This competition-based problem solving course encourages team work and problem solving throughout the year. Towards the end of the course, students join together to compete at local, state, and national levels with other students to solve mind-bending problems using their unique gifts as individuals and as a team. This is for students who need a challenge and have the ability to work with others on a team.

 

Fine Arts

Drama

Fine Arts or Elective Credit
Light Homework Level

In this course, Middle and High School students participate in assorted skits, plays and musicals all throughout the year.

Sound and technical arts are also a big 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.

2D Art

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

 1  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.

Miscellaneous

Study Hall

 Free of charge

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. Study Halls are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and are limited to 15 students per period.

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!

 

Bible Memory

 Included in our Bible courses
Light Homework Level

Bible memory is covered in our Bible courses and fits with the information being taught in classes.

All students participate in Bible memory work.

 

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 Director of Admissions will help you finalize your class schedule.

Morning Assembly attendance required.

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