Secondary Education

English:

At Cornerstone Christian School, the English program is designed to enhance skills in language through the use of the grammar and composition series of A Beka. The lessons are designed to provide techniques and strengthen skills which are necessary for effective written expression. For our literature study, we use the BJU Press series. Students read various written works to become familiar with writers, to learn to evaluate types of literature, and to continue to strengthen reading skills. Our objective is to help students develop an understanding of the English language through reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking all while they are in an atmosphere that promotes faith and inspiration by God and His word. 

Grade   Grammar & Composition   Literature
6th   A Beka Overview of Grammar   A Beka
7th   A Beka Concentration in Grammar   BJU Press
8th   A Beka Concentration in Grammar   BJU Press
9th   A Beka Concentration in Grammar   BJU Press
10th   A Beka Concentration in Grammar   BJU Press
11th   A Beka Overview of Grammar   BJU Press
12th   A Beka Overview of Grammar   BJU Press

 

 


 

History:

At Cornerstone Christian School, we strengthen the student's knowledge of God and encourange their Christian growth through a balanced overview of World and American Histories.

Grade   Subject   Curriculum
6th   Heritage Studies   BJU Press
7th   American Republic   BJU Press
8th   American Republic   BJU Press
9th   World HIstory   BJU Press
10th   World History   BJU Press

 

• 6th grade: Students study the part of world nations various cultures, economics, governments and geographies. Students will also be able to evaluate and reject false philosophies and religions through biblical truths.

• 7th and 8th grade: Students will study continuity and change in the six spheres of human activity: politics, economics, religion, society, science, and arts. Students will also study about God's supervision of American church history as God's people have interacted with secular society as well as major events, dates, and individuals in each era.

• 9th and 10th grade: Students will study the past of world nations continuity and change in the six spheres of human activity: politics, economics, religion, society, philosophies and religions from biblical truth.

 


 

Math:

At Cornerstone Christian School, we offer a dual track math program starting in 7th grade. This gives the opportunity for some students to reach Calculus their senior year. By splitting into two tracks, we have created smaller math classes giving the students more one-on-one time with the teacher. One of the focuses of the department, besides mathematics, is building their critical reasoning skills by working with stated problems and logic puzzles. The curriculum we use is BJU press for 6th grade math, Fundamentals of Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus. For Geometry, we use Holt McDougal Larson Geometry. In Calculus, we are using Calculus Early Transcendentals by Briggs and Cochran through My Math Lab. My Math Lab has the Calculus text book and homework online.

 

Grade   Regular Track   Advanced Track
6th   6th Grade Math   N/A
7th   Fundamentals of Math   Pre-Algebra
8th   Pre-Algebra   Algebra I
9th   Algebra I   Geometry
10th   Geometry   Algebra II
11th   Algebra II   Pre-Calculus
12th   Pre-Calculus   Calculus

 

 


 

Science:

At Cornerstone Christian School, all science is supported biblically and encourages students to worship God in the midst of studying His greatness so evident in creation. All secondary students have the opportunity to compete in Science Fair, from the school level up to the Internationals. Some of our graduates have received scholarships for their work in this area.

 

Grade   Subject   Curriculum
6th   Science 6   BJU Press
7th   Life Science   BJU Press
8th   Earth Science   BJU Press
9th   Biology   BJU Press
10th   Chemistry   BJU Press
11th   Anatomy & Physiology   Hole's Human Anatomy and McGraw Hill Physiology
12th   Physics   Paul Hewitt Pearson Publishing Conceptual Physics

 

• 6th grade: Students cover a great variety of topics. Content ranges from volcanoes and earthquakes to electricity and magnetism, from basic chemistry to astronomy.

• 7th grade: Students go into detail about the foundational principles of Life Science. Some topics include genetics and gene replication, animal classification, basic vertebrate anatomy, and human physiology.

• 8th grade: Students study complex subjects within the realm of Earth Science. A few of those subjects consist of plate tectonics, ocean exploration, weather systems, rock formation, Earth's anatomy, and matter beyond Earth.

• 9th grade: Biology students investigate life. The main units include botany, zoology, ecology, and introduction to human anatomy and physiology. A great number of labs involve microscopy. Dissection of various preserved specimens will occur throughout the course.

• 10th grade: Chemistry students study the composition and reaction of matter. Topics include measurement, atomic structure, elements, chemical bonding, calculations, phases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids/bases, oxidation-reduction, and introduction to organic chemistry.

• 11th grade: Anatomy and Physiology students explore the structure and function of these human body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive. During the course, there are labs that involve mammalian dissections.

• 12th grade: Physics students will explore the science of motion and forces. Some topics include: mechanics, Newton's laws, special relativity, properties of matter, heat, sound and light, electricity and magnetism, and atomic/nuclear physics.