Upper School Academics:

Upper School curriculum is varied. The publishers listed with each course are a base textbook and not the whole of the curriculum. Science and History courses are supplemented to include key Christian resources that address the Christian worldview in relation to science (I.e., Creation, Intelligent Design, Divine providence, etc.). English classes also use a variety of individual literary works that correspond with its curricular expectations. The Bible curriculum is developed in-house by our Bible teachers, and corresponds to and evangelical point-of-view as reflected in the school’s Statement of Faith. Juniors and Senior high students have the opportunity to take Dual Enrollment college courses through the community college as provided by the North Carolina Legislative Grant.

Listed below are all the courses offered at each grade level:

Grade 7

  • Math 7 (Saxon 8/7) or Pre-Algebra (Glencoe)
  • English 7 (Prentice Hall)
  • Bible 7
  • Physical Science (Prentice Hall)
  • Geography (Glencoe)
  • Study Skill 7
  • Computer 7
  • Visual Art 7
  • Physical Education
  • Intermediate Band

Grade 8

  • Pre-Algebra or Algebra I (Glencoe)
  • English 8 (Prentice Hall)
  • Bible 8
  • Earth Science (Glencoe)
  • American History (McGraw Hill)
  • Study Skill 8
  • Computer 8
  • Visual Art 8
  • Physical Education
  • Advanced Band

Grade 9

  • Algebra I or Honors Algebra II (Glencoe)
  • English I or Honors English I (Prentice Hall)
  • Bible I: Bible Study Skills (Purposeful Design & Lifeway)
  • Environmental Science or Honors Physical Science (Glencoe)
  • Civics (McGraw Hill)
  • Latin I (Harcourt-Brace)
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Band I
  • Choir I**

Grade 10

  • Algebra II or Geometry or Honors Algebra II or Honors Geometry (Glencoe)
  • English II or Honors English II (Prentice Hall)
  • Bible II: NT Survey (Purposeful Design)
  • Biology or Honors Physical Science
  • World History  (BJU Presss)
  • Latin I (Harcourt-Brace) or Spanish I (McDougal-Little)
  • Speech
  • Band II
  • Choir II**

Grade 11

  • Geometry or Honors Pre-Calculus (Glencoe)
  • English III (American Lit) or Honors English III (Prentice Hall)
  • Bible III: Worldviews (Crossway & Inter Varsity Press)
  • Honors Physical Science or Honors Chemistry (Glencoe)
  • U.S. History (BJU Press)
  • Spanish I or Spanish II (McDougal-Little)
  • Speech
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Band III
  • Choir III**
  • Advanced Weightlifting and Conditioning**
  • Dual Enrollment in Community College courses

Grade 12

  • Honors Pre-Calculus or Honors Calculus or Business Math or Statistics (Glencoe)
  • English IV (British Lit) or Honors English IV (Prentice Hall)
  • Bible IV: Church History & Christian Apologetics (Inter Varsity Press & Banner of Truth)
  • Honors Physical Science or Honors Chemistry or Honors Physics or Conceptual Physical Science (Glencoe)
  • Spanish II or Honors Spanish III (McDougal-Little)
  • Speech
  • Yearbook or Honors Yearbook
  • Journalism or Honors Journalism**
  • Honors Band IV
  • Honors Choir IV**
  • Advanced Weightlifting and Conditioning**
  • Dual Enrollment in Community College courses

**These courses are only offered based on student demand and faculty availability