Young Men and Young Women who are 12 and over have an increased sensitivity to the physical differences between self and others. Their ability to deal with abstract ideas increases and they have a heightened sense of spiritual awareness. During the teenage years, youth will feel a growing desire to "own" their knowledge of truth instead of relying on others. They are able to see that authority can be viewed as principles that govern both rules and people. They are ready to apply a new level of effort to personal and academic achievement through a process of commitment and accountability. The objectives for 12 and older youth are:
- Additional privileges and responsibilities (not a job or task list, but to be in charge of defined responsibility)
- Exposure to a variety of options in materials and classic works
- Encouragement both morally and substantively to gain experience and exposure to great ideas
- Allow time to study long hours and to work hard at learning
- Time to ponder, think, read, write, listen, discuss, debate, analyze and learn
- Set goals for post high school education. See College Prep page for more information
What does a typical school day look like?
"Structured School Time" for Senior Students
"Hook Date" History
Structured school time begins with a group devotional for Religious Studies.
Pledge of Allegiance
Brief thought or recitation by a student (optional)
Special musical number by a student (optional)
Religious Study - Options include:
The Bible (King James Version
Additional religious resources as
approved by parents
Use variety to improve teaching of religious subjects. Some ideas include:
Discover how the principles in the Garden Allegory will help you lead effective discussions.
This time is set aside for personal study according to the age and development of the student. Subjects include math, language arts, and science. Parents and students select resources to meet their needs.
Create Educational Textbooks: This is a great way to preserve your student's work and share it with others. Senior students are encouraged to create textbooks in the areas of history and science. Click here for more information.
Math: Our course road maps use the Singapore method and will guide students elementary mathematics and prepare them to take Algebra. The math-oriented student may complete these courses by the time they are in 7th or 8th grade. They may continue their math studies by taking Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.
Click here to see math options.
Language Arts: Click here to see Language Arts resources.Science: Senior students continue to create their own science textbooks. They will have the opportunity to participate in field trips and science labs with their families on Monday and Friday. These experiences will inspire them to seek understanding at a deeper level as they create their textbooks during class time on Tuesday-Thursday. Students are encouraged to use science reference books to help them add content to their textbooks. Science courses will follow a three-year rotation:
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Senior students will end their structured school time with an hour segment of group study of Hook Date History.
The curriculum incorporates the "hook date" method to increase memory retention of the many history stories and facts they will study in this course. Each year students will study three specific areas:
This is followed by a closing devotional:
Closing prayer (Benediction)
Resources for Student-created history textbooks: