High School Curriculum

Science Courses

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

Science courses typically follow the pattern below. However, in some cases, based on the student’s previous school transcripts, your counselor may assign a science course that will meet your needs and the graduation requirements. Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Credits (CC) may include science courses. Three courses are required for graduation; one of these needs to be a lab science.

Ready to get started? Download the list of required purchases for science courses. Please note that not all science experiment materials need to be purchased. If you are unable to purchase or find any of the materials, please contact your student’s science teacher and see what accommodations or alternatives are available.

Recommended Order

  1. Physical Science (lab)
  2. Biology // AP Biology (lab)
  3. Chemistry // AP Chemistry (lab)
  4. Physics (lab)

Optional Science Courses

Physical Science

1 credit – typically taken in 9th grade (avaiable in Honors) – lab science

Also known as General Science II, in this course budding scientists will discover many facets of the exciting world of science as they study atoms and molecules, rocks and fossils, nutrition and health, oceanography, and inner and outer space from a Christian worldview.

Scientific discovery is within the reach of every student with this online physical science course for 9th–12th graders. Students explore the building blocks of our world and how these small particles interact to create energy and physical mass. Lessons on measurement, observation, and evaluation encourage students to see the world through the eyes of science. Beginning with a study of the earth and fossil evidence, to the exploration of space, the course encourages critical thinking and analysis while fostering biblical beliefs and practical problem-solving.

The course units includes text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia 8th Grade Science enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Science & Technology
  • Structure of Matter
  • Properties of Matter
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Energy & Change
  • Energy & Magnetism
  • Machines & Work
  • Balance in Nature
  • Science & Technology Vocations

Biology

1 credit – typically taken in 10th grade (available in Honors) – lab science

Interactive and flexible, this course gives students a whole new way to look at God's world and learn about the relationship man has with the environment. From taxonomy and cells to the human body and the ecosystem, 9th–12th grade students are encouraged to explore all living things and answer biological questions from a Christ-based perspective.

This course is a scientific method for success, sure to engage your students through the delivery of online lessons and interactive media. A complete study of living things, this biology course includes lessons about plant and animal classification, habitats, the human body, cells and reproduction, ecology, microbiology, and biotechnology.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Biology enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Taxonomy
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Cells
  • Cell Division & Reproduction
  • Genetics: God's Plan of Inheritance
  • Microbiology
  • Plants: Green Factories
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ecology, Energy & Stewardship
  • Principles & Applications

Chemistry

1 credit – typically taken in 11th grade (available in Honors) – lab science

Students take a quantum leap into the world of chemistry with an exploration of metrics, measurement, atoms, chemicals, and the way these building blocks react when manipulated. With a variety of required experiments, the course provides hands-on and computer-based lessons.

Let the mysteries of chemistry unfold for your student with this course designed to introduce them to the atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds. Students in grades 10–12 will explore metrics, measurement, equilibrium, chain reactions, organic compounds, and the chemist's toolbox with on and off-computer lessons and experiments.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Chemistry enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Estimation & Measurement
  • Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
  • Gasses, Mass & Moles
  • The History of Chemistry
  • Atomic & Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Bonding & Stoichiometry
  • Chemical Changes & Reactions
  • Equilibrium
  • Chemistry Tools
  • Organic Chemistry & Hydrocarbons

Physics

1 credit – typically taken in 12th grade (available in Honors) – lab science

Charge up the learning with this flexible, interactive physics course geared for today's students. Guided by a teacher, students in grades 11–12 are introduced to the underlying principles of physics and perform experiments enabling them to see these principles in action and gain a better understanding of the motion that exists in God's creation.

This high level science course combines cutting-edge technology with challenging academics, helping prepare high school students for rigorous college instruction. During the course, students will explore the physical world and the universe including light, motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear energy, and thermodynamics. Through on and off-computer lessons, the course encourages critical thinking and higher level problem solving from a Christ-centered perspective.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Physics enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • The Language of Physics
  • Newton, Motion & Momentum
  • Work & Energy
  • Introduction to Waves
  • Light
  • Static Electricity
  • Electric Currents
  • Magnetism
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics