Students will be instructed and facilitated from a Biblical and historical viewpoint, in which the origins, uses and purposes of mathematical discoveries will be discussed. Our goal is to lead students through a timeline approach in order to allow them to see that mathematics, with its intricate patterns, designs, and universal laws, is a branch of knowledge invented by God. Because mathematicians are only discoverers of a mere fraction of God's creation, students will also be led to discover math ideas for themselves.
The teachers of the Sci Math Division will seek to ensure the important concepts and processes for each course are mastered to a level of proficiency and will encourage students to perform at their fullest potential.
An integral part of each course will be estimation, problem solving strategies, applications and critical thinking. An interdisciplinary approach will also be used, in order that students will see the connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
Students will also be taught the purpose and usefulness of mathematics as a tool, in helping them to understand more about the God of order, His universe and ultimately understand His will.
Algebra I (1 credit)
This course is designed to lay the foundation of all other high school math courses, and include topics like the real number system; sets and their relationships; analyzing equations/inequalities, their functions and graphs; linear and absolute value relationships; systems of linear equations/inequalities and their graphs; ration, proportion and variation; algebraic expressions: linear, exponential and rational; slope and rate of change; customary and metric systems of measurement. (1 year)
Geometry (1 credit)
This is a study of 1 , 2 , and 3 dimensional space figures, their properties and applications. The content area includes proof strategies, inductive and deductive reasoning; introduction to symbolic logic; angle relationships; parallel and perpendicular lines; properties of triangles, circles and polygons/non polygons; ratio, proportion and similarity; and transformational coordinate geometry. (1 year)
Algebra II/Trigonometry (1 credit)
These courses are designed to allow students to advance in Algebra and Trigonometry in preparation for the course in Pre Calculus. The content areas include number theory with emphasis on the complex number system; introduction to matrix algebra and determinants; polynomials/non-polynomials and polynomial factoring techniques; analyzing functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic; triangular, circular and analytic trigonometry. (1 year)
Consumer Math (1 credit) (Taught on demand)
Consumer Math is a comprehensive review and study of arithmetic skills that apply to both personal and vocational business opportunities. Consumer Math provides skills needed to survive as an intelligent consumer in today's society. Topics will include the mathematics of personal income, buying a car and related expenses, discounts and mark ups, investments, travel and fitness. Practical applications in finance, taxes, budgeting, banking and home ownership are also provided.
Pre Calculus (1 credit)
This course enhances your preparation to serve God and your fellow men by developing your skills in solving practical real life problems. Pre Calculus is important because it builds the platform for success in college level mathematics by strengthening your understanding of Algebra.
Advanced Math (1 credit)
This advanced course seeks to prepare students for college level math courses. An integral part is modeling of real life problems where students will further develop problem solving skills through algebraic and geometric applications. The content area includes systems of equations/inequalities; matrix algebra and determinants; progressions, sequences and series; counting principles; probability and statistics; analytic geometry, with emphasis on conic sections; and vectors.
Religion I surveys the history and development of the Bible and the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Upon completion of this class the students will have an understanding of the spiritual principles that are taught in the Bible and how they impact the development of positive characters in those who follow them. The students will also be taught practical methods of using these principles to develop positive social relationships.
Religion I (1 credit)
This course surveys the book of Genesis with special emphasis on developing positive social relationship. Second semester the book of Matthew is studied with special emphasis on the social implication of the life of Jesus Christ. (1 year)
Religion II (1 credit)
The student will focus on God and His church beginning with the Church of the Exodus, continuing with the New Testament Church, the Millerite Movement, and ending with the Remnant Church.
Religion III (1 credit)
Religion III is a survey of prophetic literature in the Bible. At the end of this course of study the students will have a thorough knowledge of the authorship, origin and message of each of the prophetic books. The students will have developed the skills necessary to identify prophetic biblical literature and decipher its meaning. The students will also understand how to relate current or historical events to prophecies given in the Bible.
Religion IV (1 credit)
Religion IV is designed to help students prepare to be productive members of society. At the conclusion of this course the students will have the tools necessary to define a life's mission statement. They will have developed the ability to design a strategic plan for accomplishing goals they have set to be successful members of society. The students will also have an understanding of diverse world views and how they compare to the Bible based Seventh day Adventist doctrine.
US History (1 credit)
In this course the students will study the reasons for the formation of the United States. They will study how America was formed, and discuss its purpose in history. The students will also learn how the U.S. won their independence from Britain, how they fought with each other, and how they became dominant in world events.
World Geography (1 credit)
Covers orientation to Geography, Cartography, Topography, the Earth in Space, climate, beings, and Regional Geography. The conclusion will involve the impact on Seventh day Adventism.
World History (1 credit)
A survey of ancient and medieval history to the beginning of the modern period. Second semester comprises history from the 1500's to the present day with particular emphasis on the western world. This course explores political, military, economic, religious, social and cultural developments. (2 semesters)
A brief study of the laws, government, and commerce of Bermuda. It identifies what community involves and the role that individuals play in the community. (1 semester)
Bermuda Government (1 credit) (Taught on rotation)
A survey of the procedures and practices employed in running the government, including party politics, government ministries, and legal processes. Students learn Bermuda History in a game format. This covers history, geography, music, art and personalities, and sports in Bermuda. Following and keeping up with current news is required. Students who are self motivated and can work on their own initiative are encouraged to sign up.
International Relations (1 credit) (Taught on rotation)
The International Relations course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of peace making and conflict resolution. The student will survey major theories of conflict at local, national, and international levels. The course facilitates the student’s ability to analyze the theory and techniques of negotiation and conflict resolution; and examines successful and unsuccessful efforts at nonviolent conflict resolution at local, national and international levels. The course details the essential structures, actors, and processes in international organizations. Special attention is given to the historical and theoretical backgrounds of international organizations, as well as their political economic, and social activities. Emphasis is places on the United Nations, its affiliated organizations, and the European Union.
Physical Education (½ credit)
This course provides a well rounded program of drill work, calisthenics, and various supervised individual and group play activities. It is designed to train for leadership and develop good sportsmanship. Intramural activities give the student an opportunity to use the skills learned in class. (2 semesters per year)
Health (½ credit)
A course designed to help students appreciate the value of physical, mental, and social health, and to help them acquire the knowledge they need to achieve and maintain such a state of well being. Health knowledge and practices peculiar to Seventh day Adventists will specifically be covered. (One half unit)
Food and Nutrition (½ credit)
This course is designed to teach the basic skills of kitchen survival safety, proper use of kitchen equipment, preparations of food, nutrition and meal planning. Students prepare cakes, cookies, bread, pies, and meals.
Clothing and Textiles (½ credit)
This class is designed for the beginning clothing student. Basics in clothing construction and wardrobe selection are stressed. Through actual construction of garments, the student learns techniques and practices good construction methods.
Home Management/Consumer Affairs (½ credit)
This course is designed for the advanced student. Units that are to be included are decision-making, budgets, food budgeting, and furnishings for the home.
Sewing/Needlecraft (½ credit)
This lab class is designed for the intermediate sewing student to give the student maximum time to construct garments which will be pleasing to self and others. The student will learn basic sewing and embroidery stitches.
Art (½ credit)
Two semesters - A foundation course in the principles and tech¬niques of drawing and painting, with emphasis on practical application and creative expression.
Photography (½ credit)
This course will introduce the students at this grade level to the use and function of the most current technology as it applies to the digital camera. Comparisons will be made with the current film process. Both the film camera and the digital will be used interchangeable to produce pictures for assignments.
Music Appreciation (½ credit)
Two semesters - A survey of music and its development in Western Civilization and culture. Musical styles, forms and elements of music will be studied with an emphasis on listening.
Music Theory (½ credit) (Taught on demand)
This class is an elective class for students in grades 11 and 12. The emphasis is on the basic elements of tonal harmony as practiced from 1600 to 1900. Also covered are the necessary basics of counterpoint, form, orchestration and twentieth-century practices, in order to prepare students for entry as college music major or minor entering their first-year theory class.
Choir (½ credit)
Two semesters - The choir is open to qualified students by audition. Various techniques of correct breath control, voice projection, etc. will be taught. Various choral presentations will be done with the con¬stituent churches and the local community.
Concert Band (½ credit)
Two semesters - The study and development of principles of woodwind, brass, percussion instruments. Students are expected to perform in the constituent churches and in the community.
A performing ensemble designed to develop musicianship in the serious music student. Students must possess good music reading skills, and have some ability to play by ear. Participation is by selection only. Students must be self motivated.
Piano Lessons (½ credit)
Designed to develop the basic skills in piano musicianship: sight-reading, memorization, ear training, music theory and literature. For those students who are advanced, there will be content relevant to meet their needs.
Drama (½ credit)
Two semesters - This course focuses on the various aspects of stage performance, technical production, mime, improvisation, character development, voice and movement. The class produces short skits, one act and three act plays. Drama can be used to fulfill half of the fine arts requirement.
The overall goal of science is to help students to develop basic science skills. These skills include the following: vocabulary development of scientific terms, reference skills, observation measurement, classification, sequencing, processing data, hypothesizing, predicting, problem solving, comparing/contrasting, cause and effect, synthesizing and communication. General Biology (1 credit)
This course encompasses cellular and molecular biology, the lower animals, invertebrates, vertebrates and plant biology. It also covers human anatomy and physiology, genetics and heredity, creation and ecology. Laboratory work is required. Field work and student projects required. Students are expected to attend each lab session with a lab coat and goggles. (1 year)
General Chemistry (1 credit)
This course is a study of elementary inorganic chemistry and an introduction to organic chemistry. A more concentrated study of organic chemistry is undertaken in the second semester. Laboratory work is required. Field work and student projects required. Students are expected to attend each lab session with a lab coat and goggles. (1 year)
Human Anatomy and Physiology (1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology is a challenging and exciting exploration of the intricate design of the human body. It is a course designed to deepen students' understanding of the structure and function of the human body beyond the General Biology course. It enhances the preparation of students who intend to pursue a career in Medicine or Allied Health. Students are expected to attend each lab session with a lab coat.
Physics (1 credit)
A study of the fundamental laws of physics as related to the fields of heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism etc. This course is intended to meet the needs of the students who may be required to take an introductory course in college physics. Laboratory work is required. (1 year)
Earth Science (1 credit)
Earth Science is the study of the Earth, its characteristics, meteorological phenomena, and outer space. Major topics include geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. As students study geomorphic features and major geologic processes of the past, present and future, they should gain a greater appreciation of God as the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. Topics will be taught from a content and concept basis with an emphasis on scientific processes and correlations with Biblical accounts of Creation and the Flood.
Physical Science (1 credit)
Physical science is a laboratory science based on the analysis of data. The realm of physical science includes physics, chemistry, and the interaction of these upon the environment. The course provides an overview of the physical world and gives students tools and concepts to think clearly about atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, motion, electricity, light, and other aspects of chemistry and physics.
Environmental Science (1 credit)
Environmental Science introduces students to a broad view of biosphere and the physical parameters that affect it. The full year course emphasizes Physical and Earth Science components involved in biogeochemical cycles that impact biomes. Students study a variety of topics including biotic and a biotic factors in habitats, ecosystems, and biomes; interrelationships between resources and environmental systems; sources and flow energy through environmental systems; factors that influence carrying capacity; and natural and man-made environmental changes. Safe field laboratory and investigations are used in instruction to illustrate scientific concepts and principles and support inquiry instruction.
English I (1 credit)
Course emphasizes writing through the use of the writing process. This process will include peer editing which will help students to develop the skill of reading critically as well as improving their own writing ability. Students are also exposed to vocabulary, analytical thinking, correct use of grammar, and the study of literature. The course will cover all strands of English reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing.
English II (1 credit)
Course continues to place emphasis on writing along with literature appreciation, vocabulary development, critical thinking, reading for enjoyment and analysis, and viewing for analysis. The course will cover all strands of English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.
English Ill (1 credit)
A writing course emphasizing composition and American Literature, with emphasis on the Christian interpretations and Biblical parables that can be drawn. An integral part of this course is the literature related composition program highlighting the development of critical thinking and in depth writing skills, the review of Standard English usage and mechanics, and vocabulary.
English IV (1 credit)
Chronological study of English literature with emphasis on literary analysis and criticism. Students will master competencies involved in developing a research paper. (1 year)
Literary Analysis (1 credit)
As an introduction to literary analysis, the course focuses on essays, poetry, drama, short fiction, and a literary paper. A thematic approach will be employed.
Speech and Debate (½ credit)
An elective course that expounds on general debating, speaking, and acting skills acquired in general English courses. Students will learn various debating and communicative techniques, as well as characteristics of effective speeches. Students will engage in classroom debates and oral presentations to enhance their skills.
Creative Writing (½ credit)
An elective course that exposes students to the rigors and enjoyment of written expression. This is not a course for the “faint of heart.” Extensive writing will amply prepare students for careers and college, as they will write for publication and television viewing and benefit from performing arts field trips.
Accounting (1 credit)
Course provides student with an understanding of the principles and process involved in manual double entry accounting systems. In addition to the manual accounting process, it may include the use of calculators and computers to process financial information and produce reports. This course will provide students with an awareness of how accounting relates to various careers.
Introduction to Business and Personal Law (1 credit) (Taught on demand)
This course presents a basic understanding of business and personal law. An understanding of international law and how it relates to business today will also be briefly presented. Through the study of legal concepts, students will have a new appreciation for the law and how it relates to them, their work, and the environment as they learn how to resolve disputes. A range of occupations in the legal field will be discussed and the students will meet the challenge or studying cases that explore the proceedings of an actual lawsuit. Law will be linked to other areas of the curriculum through Social Studies, Language, Mathematics, Science, Health, and Geography, which makes the study of law an exciting journey.
Computer Literacy (½ credit)
Introduction to Computer applications using Microsoft Office including Word Processing, Database and Spreadsheet, Communications.
Business Computing (½ credit)
Introduction to Business Theories & Practice using Microsoft Office including business philosophy, communications, accounting, management.
Basic Programming (½ credit) (Taught on demand)
Introduction to structured Programming including program design, input/output, date files management, graphics, arrays, tables, and control structures.
Advanced Programming (½ credit) (Taught on demand)
Introduction to programming in Assembler, C, Prolog, and Advanced Basic.
Computer Technology (½ credit) (Taught on demand)
This course is designed to study the functions of computers and how they work. The aim of this course is to provide a mental picture of how data is treated by a computer. Computer maintenance and repair form an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: Computer Literacy and Electronics.
Marketing and Society (1 credit) (Taught on demand)
Marketing includes discovering what customers want and need, creating products, advertising products, and selling products. This course covers all aspects of marketing, from basic economics to careers in marketing. Students will learn and benefit from the understanding of how marketing affects various aspects of our lives.
Work Experience (½ credit)
This program is designed to give senior students actual on the job experience in various career areas. (1 Semester)
Lifestyle Management (¼ credit)
This one semester course is designed to provide 12th grade students the opportunity to give careful reflection on how Christian education impacts Christian living.
The five units of study for the course are as follows:
1. Building Intimacy with God
2. Hot Buttons and Youth Choices
3. Career Choices and Christian Living
4. Issues in Church Beliefs and Practices
5. Family Issues and the Christian’s Personal Mission
Small Engines (½ credit)
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of performing simple repairs so that he will be able to service and maintain small engines, distinguish between two and four stroke engines, and learn the value of working efficiently.
Plumbing (½ credit)
This course seeks to develop an interest in plumbing activities and problem solving; to develop skills and abilities in using plumbing materials and tools; to develop good work habits and recognize and value the benefits of work, both to the individual as well as to the community.
Technical Drawing (½ credit)
Introductory courses in geometrical, mechanical, and architectural drawing, emphasizing block drawing, development drawing isometrics, orthographics, perspectives, building designing, and computer application in drafting.
Basic Electronics (½ credit)
Basic electronics is the study of the application of the principles of electricity and magnetism by utilizing its components. It is subdivided into two major divisions: Analog Electronics and Digital Electronics.
Electrical Wiring (½ credit)
This is a beginning class where students are introduced to electrical theory, electrical codes and standards, tools and their proper uses, methods of wiring, how to make electrical connections and single and double pole switching. Students work around the physical plant using the skills they have acquired. During second semester the students have the opportunity of furthering their skills at Bermuda College in electronics and carpentry.
Beginning Gardening (½ credit)
A study of the rudiments of basic plant care, landscape design, and the proper use of garden tools, introducing the students to basic propagation techniques for indoor and outdoor ornamentals and garden vegetables. This iinvolves a mix of lecture and practical sessions that cover the fundamentals ofsquare foot gardening, container gardening, basic landscape design and pest control. Students are expected to design and cultivate an assortment of plant material. Gloves and aprons are required for all outdoor class sessions.
Automotive Mechanics (½ credit)
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the field of automotive mechanics. Topics covered will include the following: automotive history, general aspects of safety, tools and equipment, auto construction and layout, the internal combustion engine, lubrication system, cooling system, ignition system, transmission system, suspension system, braking system, wheels and tires, and electrical system.
* offered according to availability of instructors
Spanish I & II (1 credit)
This program is committed to developing each student's ability in the four basic areas of language, which are: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is designed to expose students to the diversity of cultures in the target language. Through this exposure the students' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for differences and similarities in these peoples will be increased. We also endeavor to increase the students' awareness of the job opportunities in the field of foreign languages.