Academics

High School
Graduation Requirements 

 
The information below lists the number of credits required for graduation from Johnson County Christian Academy.
 
The curriculum framework is structured to provide the student with a strong background in the core discplines, with specific elective requirements to best prepare students for all aspects of life following high school.  Students and parents are reminded to check each prospective college for specific admission requirements as their requirements may necessitate additional classes. 

Subject

JCCA Credits Req.

MO Credit Req.

Bible
4*
N/A
English
4
4
Math
3
3
Science
3
3
Social Studies
3
3

Fine Arts

1
1
Practical Arts
1
1
Physical Education
1
1

Personal Finance

0.5
0.5
Health Education
0.5
0.5
Speech or Debate
0.5
N/A
Electives
6.5
7
Total Credits
28
24

* Transfer students will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
 
 
Course Descriptions

BIBLE

 

Bible 101 - Biblical Interpretation I

Prerequisite: OT & NT Survey

Required: 9th Grade

1 Semester, 0.5 credit 

 

This Fall semester course is designed to provide the Freshman student with a fuller examination of the formal discipline of biblical interpretation known as Hermeneutics.  The student will develop the basic ability to properly apply interpretation rules to a clearer understanding of the Bible.

 

Recommended text: Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, by William W. Klein et al. Thomas Nelson publisher.

 

 

Bible 102 - Biblical Interpretation II

Prerequisite: Biblical Interpretation I

Required 9th Grade

1 Semester, 0.5 credit

This Spring semester course is a continuation of Biblical Interpretation I. The student will develop the basic ability to properly apply interpretation rules to understanding the Bible and demonstrate the ability to fully interpret a biblical passage.

 

Recommended text: Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, by William W. Klein et al. Thomas Nelson publisher. 

 

 

Bible 403 - Discipleship

Prerequisite: Biblical Apologetics II

Required for Graduation

1 Semester, 0.5 credit

 

This Fall semester course is an elective designed to provide the Senior student with various means and methods of growing self and others spiritually in the faith.  The student will develop an understanding and ability to engage in spiritual self-development and share that through the processes of discipleship to others.

Recommended text: What the Faith is all About, by Elmer Towns. Tyndale publisher

 

Bible 404 - Advanced Field Education

Prerequisite: Discipleship

Required for Graduation

1 Semester, 0.5 credit

 

This Spring semester course is an elective continuation of Bible 403 - Discipleship, and is designed to offer the student various practical methods of sharing their faith and develop a hands-on approach to effectively sharing their faith in the public arena. This class requires the student to engage in independent study and research as well as actual time out of the classroom sharing their faith with others in public.

 

Recommended text: Practical Christianity, by Arthur W. Pink. Baker House publisher.

 

 

Mathematics

 

Algebra I

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Required 8th/9th Grade

Full Year, 1 credit

 

Students will be required to achieve a rating of basic or above on the MAP End of Course Exam.  The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for Algebra 2.

 

Curriculum: Holt McDougal Larson, Algebra 1 2011

 

Algebra 2

 

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Full Year, 1 credit

 

Topics include: interpreting and manipulating algebraic functions (linear, absolute value, quadratic, higher-degree polynomials, exponential, radical, logarithmic, and rational) Students will be able to solve and simplify algebraic expressions using a variety of representations (including matrices) by hand and with the use of computer graphing technology.

 

Curriculum: McDougal. Littell, Algebra 2, 2008

 

Geometry

 

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (may be taken concurrently with instructor approval)

Full Year, 1 credit

 

Geometry is offered to students who have successfully completed Algebra I.  Topics studied include reasoning and logic, applying properties of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometric figures, transformations, measurements, and an introduction to right triangle trigonometry.

 

Curriculum: McDougal Littell, Geometry 2008

 

SCIENCE

 

Physical Science

Required 9th Grade

Full Year, 1 credit

 

This course covers introductory topics in chemistry and physics and prepares students for upper level courses in these areas.  Topics covered include scientific method, measurement, force, motion, machines, heat, electricity, magnetism, nuclear reactions, kinetic theory, and atomic structure, classification of matter, chemical bonds and chemical reactions.  Many lab activities give students first hand knowledge of the laws and principles covered in this course.

 

Curriculum: Glencoe, Physical Science

 

 

Social Studies

 

American History from the Reconstruction to the Present

Required 9th Grade

Full Year, 1 credit

 

American History is designed to provide each student with an overview of the American experience from the Reconstruction through the Cold War Era. 

 

ART

 

Art

Elective 9-12 Grades

Full Year, .5 credit

 

This is an eclectic art course with some art history, some art theory, a look at some specific artists. We will work in several medium: pencil, ink, paint and sculpture.  Students' work will be displayed throughout the school and will be entered into two shows during the year.

 

MUSIC

 

Choral Music 101

 

Elective 9-12 Grades

Full Year, .5 credit

 

This is a year-long course that explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures and time periods through study and performance.  The core curriculum emphasizes the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, music theory, and music history.  Students in Chorale are expected to participate in one evening concert each quarter as a major part of their grade.

 

 


 

High School Procedures
 
Academic Letter
 
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to receive an Academic Letter for a GPA of 4.0 in a semester with a full schedule (7 classes).
 
Honor Roll
 
Principal's Honor Roll - Students must maintain an A in all subjects for the semester and nothing lower than a 3 (Meets Expectations) for any Character Attribute.
 
Honor Roll - Students must receive an A or B in every class for the semester and nothing lower than a 3 (Meets Expectations) for any Character Attribute.
 
the Honor Roll is published in the school, on Sycamore and the jcchristianacademy.org website and the JCCA Facebook page.

We are dedicated to teaching a child as much as possible during each class. Our classrooms are an open and friendly setting that allow students to contribute.

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