Curriculum

High School

Employing the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities, Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment.

Enlightium Academy (Enlightium) offers Ignitia™ curriculum, which was created by Alpha Omega Publications (AOP). Ignitia™ is based on a learner-centered model drawing from current educational research.

High School Curriculum Overview

Bible

1 course per year

Bible courses are required while enrolled at Enlightium Academy. One Bible course should be taken each academic year at Enlightium. An Enlightium counselor will assign a Bible course for your grade level. Bible courses typically follow a particular order.

English

1 course per year
Some English courses are available as an Honor course

One English course needs to be taken for each year that your student attends Enlightium. English courses typically follow a particular order. However, in some cases, your counselor may recommend a different English course that will meet your needs and the graduation requirements.

History

1 course per year
Some history courses are available as an Honor course

History courses typically follow a particular order. However, in some cases, your student’s counselor may recommend an alternative history course that will meet your needs and the graduation requirements.

Math

1 course per year
Some math courses are available as an Honor course

In some cases, your student’s counselor may assign a math course that will meet your needs and graduation requirements.

Science

1 course per year
Some science courses are available as an Honor course

Science courses typically follow a particular order. However, in some cases, your student’s counselor may assign a science course that will meet your needs and graduation requirements.

High School Electives

American Literature

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Explore the history and culture displayed in great American literature.

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Art Appreciation A

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the world of visual art, ranging from color theory to techniques used in prehistoric times and early civilization.

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A/V Technology
and Film Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore career opportunities available in the A/V technology and film industry.

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Banking Services Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Gain an understanding of the basic functions of customer transactions, such as, check collection processes.

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British Literature

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore some of the foundational pieces of British literature, including the works of authors such as, Chaucer and Dickens.

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Business Computer Information Systems

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn the basics of operating systems, computer hardware and software.

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Business Law

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how laws are created and interpreted and discover the legal concepts that affect commerce and trade.

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Career Management

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Develop the skills needed for a successful career in management, including: communication and problem-solving.

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Careers in Allied Health

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore the role of allied health care professionals in the overall health care environment.

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Careers in Logistics Planning and Management Services

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore the expansive history and recent advances in logistics.

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Careers in Manufacturing Processes

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Discover the manufacturing process through the prototype stage including: fabrication and customer satisfaction.

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Chinese I Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Chinese characters and pinyin are presented throughout the course.

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Chinese II Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon Chinese-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Chinese I Fluency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn to develop metacognitive strategies by processing authentic input.

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Chinese II Fluency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how to understand and be able to communicate more difficult concepts.

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Civics

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Discover the many facets of America's government, ranging from the Bill of Rights to the role of religion within government.

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Civil War

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Journey back to the Civil War. Learn about key historical figures, the roles of women, the life of a soldier and much more.

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Communication Essentials

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Practice the speaking and collaboration skills necessary for success.

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Composition and European Literature

1 credit // Grades 12

Analyze the selected works of one of the most significant and influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century.

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Computer Information Systems

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Gain knowledge in computer networks, operating systems and much more.

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Consumer Math

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Simplify personal money management and navigate the math concepts that make up the economy.

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Creative Writing

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to understand various writing techniques used in creative writing and understand aspects of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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Introduction to Consumer Services

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Gain an understanding of the current issues affecting a variety of consumer services professions.

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Digital Arts

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

The practical study of the digital arts and the use of computer tools to effectively manipulate and edit digital and audio files.

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Economics

0.5 credit // Grade 12

Understand the inner workings of the American economy and how it relates to personal finance.

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Engineering and Design

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Build real-world problem solving and critical thinking skills while learning to innovate and design new products.

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Engineering and Innovation

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Introduces the concepts of invention, innovation and the nature of engineering.

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Engineering and Product Development Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Build an understanding of the product life cycle, from initial idea to final product.

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Essentials of Business

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Learn how to apply practical business concepts to daily life and examine corporate citizenship.

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Foundations of Algebra

1 credit // Grades 9-10

Explore basic algebraic fundamentals such as evaluating, creating, solving and graphing linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions.

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Foundations of Geometry

1 credit // Grades 10-11

Students will gain solid experience with geometric calculations and coordinate plane graphing, methods of formal proof, techniques of construction, and functions.

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French I Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Provides an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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French II Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon French-speaking and comprehension skills.

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French III Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how to understand and be able to communicate more difficult concepts.

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French I Fluency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Information relevant to francophone countries and communities are explored.

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French II Fluency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue to develop metacognitive strategies by processing authentic input.

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Fundamentals of Digital Media

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the ever-changing world of digital and online media.

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Fundamentals of Computer Systems

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Students learn the basics of operating systems, computer hardware, and computer software.

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Fundamentals of Programming and Software Development

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn the core principles of programming, develop software specifications and more.

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German I Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Provides an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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German II Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon German-speaking and comprehension skills.

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High School French I

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand global awareness and digital literacy with the exploration of French language and culture.

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High School French II

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Build upon previous concepts and lessons; further exploring French culture and strengthening communication skills.

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High School Health

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Examine nutrition and fitness, love and emotions, safety and first aid, drug use, and sexually transmitted disease.

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High School Spanish I

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Introduce students to this exciting world language with this year-long, interactive, introductory Spanish course.

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High School Spanish II

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue the exploration of Hispanic culture as you build your proficiency speaking the Spanish language.

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High School Spanish III

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Spanish-language course emphasizes: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

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Information Support
and Services Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn customer service skills and explore careers information support and services.

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Introduction to Careers in Architecture and Construction

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore career opportunities available in the field of architecture and construction.

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Introduction to Careers in Arts, A/V Technology and Communications

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore career opportunities available in the arts, A/V technology and communications.

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Introduction to Careers in Education and Training

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Discover the various career opportunities available in education and training.

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Introduction to Careers in Manufacturing

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the fundamentals of manufacturing including: management, compliance and safety.

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Introduction to Information Technology

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the field of information technology, including mobile and internet applications.

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Introduction to Network Systems

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn the fundamental concepts and become acquainted with relevant systems, such as, Local Area Networks (LAN).

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Integrated Math I

1 credit // Grades 9-10

Provides students with a broad overview of the practical implications of math.

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Introduction to Careers in Finance

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore financial topics, including the securities market, banking, insurance, risk management, investments, and more.

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Introduction to Careers in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Introduces students to the increasingly complex and sophisticated world of commercial transportation.

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Introduction to Careers in Government and Public Administration

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explores a range of positions within government and non-profit agencies.

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An Introduction to Logic

1 credit // Grade 12

Provides the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to critically analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments.

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Keyboarding
and Applications

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Practice proper keyboarding techniques; increasing speed and accuracy over time.

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Koine Greek A

.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Students will learn the ins-and-outs of Koine Greek grammar, syntax, and general linguistic principles.

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Latin I Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn Latin through ancient, time-honored classical language approaches.

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Latin II Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon Latin-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Marketing Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn the principles of marketing and explore trends, opportunities, and challenges facing marketers today.

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Careers in Marketing Research

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn how marketing research provides data needed to make key strategic decisions.

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Music Appreciation

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Follow the development of classical music throughout history; examining the power of music to reflect the world around you.

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Music Theory

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

In this enriching course, students learn to conceive, write and compose music using online composition tools.

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National Security Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explores the broad range of opportunities available in US national security.

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Natural Sciences

1 credit // Grades 10-12

Intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in God’s physical universe, including nuclear energy, Earth’s surface, constellations, oceanography, astronomy, and the future of science.

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Network System Design

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn the basics of network design, including: network management, security strategies and data protection.

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New Applications: Web Development in the 21st Century

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the basics of web programming and hosting. Projects may include: video game and/or mobile app development.

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Nursing: Unlimited Possibilities and Unlimited Potential

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Compare and contrast various academic and clinical training pathways that lead to an entry-level position in nursing.

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Office Applications I

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Develop the software skills needed for success in the real world like: Microsoft® Word®, PowerPoint®, and Publisher®.

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Office Applications II

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand on the software skills needed for success in the real world like: Microsoft® Excel® and Access®.

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Personal Financial Literacy

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Students learn to build a solid foundation for future finances, including life skills such as, budgeting and investing.

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Physical Education

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Study topics include exploring proper technique, rules, and adequate preparation for a variety of sports.

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Physical Fitness

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Discover the importance of physical, mental, and emotional health. Topics include: exercise and flexibility.

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Principles of Coding

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore the basics of coding, the thought processes behind technology design, and the impact of technology throughout the world

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Probability and Statistics

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Designed to give students an overview of basic concepts of statistics, with an emphasis on descriptive statistics.

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Psychology A

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Introduces the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes from a biblical perspective.

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Psychology B

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

This course expands upon the information introduced in Psychology A, diving deeper into topics such as, emotional intelligence.

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Topics include creation, development, and organization of a small business.

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Software
Development Tools

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how applications are created using software development tools.

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Spanish I Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Provides an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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Spanish II Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon Spanish-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Spanish III Competency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how to understand and be able to communicate more difficult concepts.

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Spanish I Fluency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Information relevant to Hispanic countries and communities are explored.

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Spanish II Fluency^

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue to develop metacognitive strategies by processing authentic input.

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State History

1 semester/0.5 credit
Grades 7-12

Make history come alive through this exploration of the cultural tides and events that have shaped your state.

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Teaching and
Training Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explores the fundamental foundations of teaching and training.

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Technology and Business

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

This course covers must-know skills, such as: word processing, data management and effective communication methods.

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Twentieth Century American History

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Travel back in time to discover America in the 20th Century.

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World History
and the Church

1 credit // Grades 10-11

Survey the history of the church as it relates to historical events.

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Vietnam Era

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

This course chronicles three turbulent decades of conflict that began in Southeast Asia but affected the world.

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High school students can enroll in 5 core courses and 2 credits of electives at no additional charge.

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