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Preparing for the Next Chapter

In high school, students build on and benefit from the foundation laid in earlier years. It’s also the time when planning for college and a career takes priority. While our primary goal is to prepare our students for the next chapter in their lives, we also want them to have a great high school experience and look back fondly on their time here.

At CCA, our commitment to faith and a strong sense of community allows us to accomplish our educational mission. When healthy relationships exist between teachers and students, expectations and goals are more easily met.

We provide a comprehensive, Biblically informed education that prepares students for effective leadership and service in the 21st century. CCA enables high school students to pursue their areas of passion in an academically rigorous environment.

Ninth Grade

Language Arts

Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of literary genres. Students use the writing process to produce paragraphs and papers of five paragraphs. In addition, students further develop their listening, grammar, study, and reference skills.

Text:

Elements of Literature 3rd Course

Publisher: Holt Elements of Literature

Writers INC

Publisher: Write Source

Vocabulary for Achievement – 3rd course

Publisher: Great Source

 

Course: Physical Science

The study of the inorganic world. The four main branches of physical science (astronomy, physics, chemistry, and earth science) are brought together to provide a broad picture of each of these fields.

Text: Physical Science: Concepts in Action

Publisher: Prentice Hall

 

Course: World Geography

This course introduces students to the region of North America from a geographic perspective. The course begins with exploring the basics in terms of the physical environment, historical development and political economy, and subsequently explores North America by breaking it down into its sub-regions.

Text: Geography: The Human and Physical World

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Course: Algebra I

Algebra I is the critical element in secondary mathematics education. Topics introduced in Algebra I provide the foundation students require for future success in high school mathematics, critical thinking, and problem solving. The primary goal in Algebra I is to help students transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to more abstract algebraic generalizations.

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Tenth Grade

Course: English

Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of literary elements, devices, and themes of modern literature in addition to using the writing process to produce specific types of papers. Speaking and listening skills, vocabulary skills, study reference skills, and a study of mass media are also included.

Text: Various paperbacks by world literature authors, Vocabulary for Achievement – 4th

Publisher: Great Source

Course: Spanish I

The principle emphasis of this course is to gain an understanding of the language through the study of grammar and vocabulary. The course will also build a better understanding of the customs, language, culture, and peoples of the Hispanic world.

Text: Realidades 1

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Course: Biology

Biology is the science of life. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, and distribution of living organisms. ByDesign biology textbooks are written from a Christian perspective while attempting to understand the secular position of Darwinian evolution.

Text: ByDesign Biology

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

Course: World History

This course will illuminate connections between our lives and those of our ancestors around the world. Students will uncover patterns of behavior, identify historical trends and themes, and explore historical movements and concepts, and test theories.

Text: World History

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Course: Algebra II

Topics that were first introduced in Algebra I are built upon and applied to problems that require higher-order thinking skills. Additional topics will also be introduced in a variety of methods, including self-discovery activities, group projects and presentations, and teacher-led class discussions. Algebra II builds a foundation of mathematics for those students going on to PreCalculus and/or students who are college-bound. Along with many colleges, a majority of careers require successful completion of an Algebra II course.

Publisher: McGraw Hill 

 

 

Eleventh Grade

Course: English

The study of literature, language, and composition with an emphasis placed on developing an understanding of major authors, periods, features, and themes of American literature. There is also a focus on using the writing process to produce specific types of papers, including literary analysis, the documented argumentative essay, and a research paper.

Text: Elements of Literature 5th Course

Publisher: Holt Elements of Literature

Text: Vocabulary for Achievement 5th Course

Publisher: Write Source

Text: Writer’s INC

Publisher: Great Source

 

Course: Spanish II

This course expands the students’ knowledge of grammar and vocabulary so that they may communicate and understand the language on a more advanced level. Writing and reading the language is also emphasized, as well as an appreciation of and exposure to the Hispanic culture.

Text: Realidades 2

Publisher: Prentice Hall

 

Course: Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. Understanding the way we have been created and how things work together as a whole helps us maintain the body God has given us.

Text: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

Publisher: Pearson

 

Course: Chemistry

Chemistry is a branch of science that involves the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. This course helps students understand the world from a molecular level.

Text: Chemistry

Publisher: Prentice Hall

 

Course: U.S. History

This course covers American history from the Colonial Period and the American Revolution to the present day.

Text: The Americans

Publisher: Holt McDougal

Course: Precalculus

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college precalculus class

Publisher: McGraw Hill 

 

 

 

Twelfth Grade

Course: College Writing

Through the study of a variety of text types and media, students build knowledge, analyze ideas, delineate arguments, and develop writing, collaboration, and communication skills.

Text: A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Publisher: Bedrod/Martin Publishing

Text: A Pocket Style Manual

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Text: Vocabulary for Achievement – 6th Course

Publisher: Great Source

Text: Writing Your Way Through College

Publisher: Heinemann Publishing

 

Course: Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. Understanding the way we have been created and how things work together as a whole helps us maintain the body God has given us.

Text: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

Publisher: Pearson

 

 Course: Chemistry

Chemistry is a branch of science that involves the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. This course helps students understand the world from a molecular level.

Text: Chemistry

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Course: U.S. Government

Topics include the foundations of U.S. government, the three major branches of government, and the U.S. Constitution. Students study the details of the political system at the national, state, and local levels. Comparisons are made between the American government and other political systems.

Text: Building Citizenship Civics & Economics

Publisher: McGraw Hill

 

Course: Geometry

Geometry is a critical component of a mathematics education in which students are required to relate concepts from algebra I and Algebra II to geometric phenomena. This course requires students to focus on logical proof and critical thinking when solving problems or evaluating arguments. Much of the course is focused on preparation for Pre-Calculus, and thus several concepts and activities preview topics from these higher-level mathematics courses and analytic geometry.

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Most CCA graduates choose to pursue secondary education and have been accepted at a wide range of univeristies and colleges including the following institutions:

Arizona State University                                        Pacific Union College

Central Washington University                            Seattle Pacific University

Colorado Christian  University                             University of Idaho

Colorado School of Mines                                      University of Washington

Gonzaga University                                                 Walla Walla University

Loma Linda University                                           Washington State University

Loyola Marymount University                             Whitworth University

College Readiness

Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to start thinking about post-high school plans beginning in middle school. We developed a class to help students through the process of planning for their secondary educational careers. High School & Beyond, provides students with career and college exploration, guidance and evaluation. Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR) are evaluated through an accumulated portfolio. Students give a presentation to staff and parents at the end of their senior year.

Additional Resources

CCA provides additional college planning assistance through our administration team. From SAT/ACT testing and scholarship availability to the application submission, we’ll do our best to help you navigate the college search process. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Julie Savino.