Exploring Interests. Developing Talents.

Each year our faculty works to develop new elective courses with the goal of helping students prepare for the calling God has placed on their lives. Our diverse elective course lineup provides GCS Middle and High School students opportunities across a variety of industries and subject matters. The goal of our elective program is to allow students to explore their interests, develop their talents and ultimately help find their path in life.

Fine Arts

Whether a student is into visual arts, performing arts or both, he or she will fine a variety of courses to satisfy their craving for creative expression.

Technology

From Coding & Robotics to Sound & Media Production and more, GCS students can gain experience in a number of viable technological career paths as early as 6th grade.

Trade

Students can get an introduction to trades in construction and agriculture as the foundation to a career path or simply for personal skill and knowledge.

Life Application

From Middle through High School, students gain life-changing practical skills through courses that embark into topics of money, leadership, health, communication and college prep.

Bible

Our biblical elective courses allow students to further develop their Christian foundation and discipleship for their personal growth or in their consideration of a life in ministry.

Professional Studies

For students interested in exploring a specific field of study, GCS offers English, History and Science electives to fuel interests across a variety of career paths related to writing, the military, marine biology, astronomy and more.

Sports & Fitness

Whether a student is looking for physical fitness, technical sport skills or just a fun gym class, GCS offers several physical education electives to satisfy the need for activity.

Academic Reinforcement

Students needing extra help or time for their school work can get the resources they need by scheduling an Academic Reinforcement elective.



Explore GCS Electives

6th Grade Project

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Grades: 6th

In the final quarter of the year, all students will work on a cross-curricular project. Students will be able to choose from a variety of project mediums and will receive guided teacher support.

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Abstract Art

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Middle School Abstract Art is an introduction to all the fun that abstract art entails. Students will learn about the artists that bring abstract art to life and develop their own fun ways to create their own projects. Abstract art will challenge the students to dig deep into their creativity and communicate in personal and impactful ways through their artwork. Topics include: color theory, composition, depth, movement, abstraction, paint application, and collage.

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Accounting

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Ever wondered how businesses keep track of their money? In this course, we’ll dive into the basics of accounting and learn how to create financial statements, analyze transactions, and understand the principles of debits and credits.

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Acrylics

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Middle School Acrylic is an introduction to opaque acrylic painting. Major emphasis is on experiencing a variety of techniques and creating composition through observation. Students will learn to find their own style when using acrylic and create multiple acrylic projects during the semester.

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ACT Prep: English, Reading, and Writing

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  • College Readiness
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

The ACT Prep Class is designed to prepare students to take the ACT by equipping them with skills and test-taking strategies to improve their score. The class will cover content and strategies for English, Reading, and the optional essay.

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ACT Prep: Math

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  • College Readiness
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

The ACT Prep Class is designed to prepare students (10-12th graders) to take the ACT by equipping them with skills and test-taking strategies to improve their score. The class will cover content and strategies for the Math components of the ACT.

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Acting

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Ever thought of giving acting a try? This class is a great place to learn the basics! Character Development, Blocking, Stage Direction and more, all through games! Then you get a chance to get up on the stage and try some scene work! Dramatic, comedic, group scenes, monologues, a little bit of it all. Learn how to take a script, turn it into a performance and glorify God in the process.

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Acting

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Ever thought of giving acting a try? This class is a great place to learn the basics! Character Development, Blocking, Stage Direction and more, all through games! Then you get a chance to get up on the stage and try some scene work! Dramatic, comedic, group scenes, monologues, a little bit of it all. Learn how to take a script, turn it into a performance and glorify God in the process.

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Advanced PE

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  • PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Advanced PE is an engaging elective that focuses on promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and overall well-being. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as sports, fitness challenges, and outdoor adventures.

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Answering the Call to Ministry

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Do you have a sense that God is calling you to a vocational role, such as Pastor, Youth Pastor, Missionary, Chaplain, etc? Do you need time to work through this? Are you struggling for clarity? If you feel like there is nothing else you can do for work or a deep desire to completely have passion to serve God’s people, come and be a part of this elective. We will be going over clarity of the calling, serving the church, reaching the lost, and much more.

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Answering the Call to Ministry

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Do you have a sense that God is calling you to a vocational role, such as Pastor, Youth Pastor, Missionary, Chaplain, etc? Do you need time to work through this? Are you struggling for clarity? If you feel like there is nothing else you can do for work or a deep desire to completely have passion to serve God’s people, come and be a part of this elective. We will be going over clarity of the calling, serving the church, reaching the lost, and much more.

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Around the World

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Create a travel agency so that you can craft travel experiences for your customers. You and your team will become geographic and cultural experts in order to create successful trips for your customers.

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Art

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This is a general art class where students learn a variety of different mediums and art techniques, while encouraging to strengthen their creativity and love for art. Please note that students are not permitted to repeat the course once they have earned the credits.

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Art

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This is a general art class where students learn a variety of different mediums and art techniques, while encouraging to strengthen their creativity and love for art. Please note that students are not permitted to repeat the course once they have earned the credits.

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Astronomy

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  • Science
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Since creation, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and the universe that surrounds us. This course introduces students to the study of astronomy as well as how our universe reflects God’s glory. Topics include the history and development of astronomy, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, and the concepts of modern astronomy. Students also examine the life of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space. This elective is more academically based with a limited workload required outside of class.

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Auto Mechanics

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this Auto Mechanics elective course, you will learn about all things automotive. From diagnosing engine problems to performing routine maintenance tasks, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this fast-paced industry.

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Babysitting/First Aid/CPR

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Grades: 8th

In this course, students will learn basic care for infants and children; basic First Aid; age-appropriate activities; CPR; and emergency protocols. Students will earn Babysitting, First Aid, and CPR certification.

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Baseball Development (Boys Only)

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals (hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running) or a seasoned player striving for elite performance, Baseball Development is designed to ignite your passion for the game of baseball and propel you toward success. This course is only open to boys.

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Baseball Skills

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  • PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop and strengthen baseball skills.

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Basketball Development

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will learn the basic rules of basketball and develop skills for game play.

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Behavior Marketing

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Hands-on understanding of why people buy through workshops and exercises covering the fundamentals of Marketing. Topics include the importance of reviews, learning how much money it costs to run a business, colors and how they appeal to our senses, and how social media channels have been designed to become addictive. At the end of the semester, students will have a fundamental understanding of the behavior science behind marketing and sales.

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Bible Study: David

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Explore the depths of God’s love in this study of David. Find out why this “man after God’s own heart” can make you laugh and cry, delight you and disappoint you. You’ll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. David’s life clearly demonstrates that God is always able to reach us, correct us, and reclaim our worship – no matter what we’ve done. If you’ve ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, or personal inconsistencies, this study will be an encouragement to you.

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Bible Study: Ephesians

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will be a part of an inductive Bible Study through the book of Ephesians. You may find yourself asking what an Inductive Bible Study is well, an Inductive Bible Study intentionally draws you into personal interaction with God through His Word so that your beliefs are based on prayerful observations and understanding of the Scriptures. Studying this way is summed up in the words of the Psalmist ” For you have taught me” (Ps. 119: 102).

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Bible Study: Mission Possible by Tim Tebow

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

We want to do more than just exist. We want our lives to count. We want to believe there is more to our time on earth than just feeling pleasure, pursuing goals, and gaining social status. Deep inside, we know the truth: our life’s mission is to live with purpose. For followers of Christ, living out that mission is possible because of what God has done for us through Jesus. We just need to know the steps to make it happen.

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Bible Study: NAU:Origins by Jonny Somerville

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

NUA:Origins aims to provide a learning environment that empowers young people to engage with Christianity. The series will consist of eight episodes looking at the nature of God and our identity, the meaning of Jesus’s death, prayer, the Scriptures and a closer look at those who encountered Jesus. We have called it NUA:Origins because of the cultural fascination with superheroes origins stories. We love to find out the back story of people’s lives.

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Blogging

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  • English
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Blogging is a written medium of modern journalism. Explore your passion; research successful models; settle on the message and worldview you want to share; then write, curate and record your own work by launching a blog.

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Boss Club

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Learn the basics of entrepreneurship through actually creating a small business over the course of a semester. We will understand what it means to be an entrepreneur and learn the process for selecting, designing, starting, and growing your business. We will also develop a well-rounded Biblical worldview of business and how God uses entrepreneurship for His Kingdom.

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Botany

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  • Science
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Learn about the study and amazing functions of plants. Learn the functions of plant parts. Grow and study plants, and learn how to identify trees from their bark and leaves.

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Business Entrepreneurship

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will examine and develop the personal traits and behaviors fundamental to becoming a successful entrepreneur, and will be exposed to the first steps of the entrepreneurial process including the development of business plans. Students will develop and market a product or service.

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Cake Decorating

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this course, students will develop techniques practiced by professional cake decorators such as applying buttercream icing, how to make a rose, level a cake, pour ganache and master a piping bag.

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Calligraphy

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of calligraphy? In this course, you will learn the art of creating stunning lettering and designs through the timeless practice of calligraphy. From mastering basic strokes to developing your own unique style, this course will ignite your passion for the art of writing.

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Calligraphy

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of calligraphy? In this course, you will learn the art of creating stunning lettering and designs through the timeless practice of calligraphy. From mastering basic strokes to developing your own unique style, this course will ignite your passion for the art of writing.

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Career Readiness

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 8th

Students will explore various types of careers and what careers might be a good fit for their interests, attitude, personality and learning style. Students will also learn how to seek and apply for a job.

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Carpentry

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this course, students will learn the foundational skills and techniques of carpentry, including measuring, cutting, and assembling wood materials to create various structures and projects. Through hands-on practice and guidance from experienced instructors, students will develop a deep understanding of the tools and materials used in carpentry, as well as the importance of precision and attention to detail in creating quality work.

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Cheer Development

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This dynamic program is designed to enhance your technique, strength, and performance abilities, all while fostering teamwork and camaraderie among participants. This course will elevate your cheerleading game to new heights. Whether you’re a beginner looking to improve your skills or a seasoned cheerleader aiming to refine your technique, our Cheer Development course is the perfect opportunity to grow and excel in this exciting sport. This course is only open to female students.

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Chess

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students study chess history, rules, information and notation systems, and essential strategy.

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Childrens’ Ministry

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Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will learn to cultivate a heart for serving the children in their local churches. They will develop the skills needed to create and present short Bible lessons, games, worship, and Bible memory activities for pre-K and elementary students. We will even be able to use these skills to minister to our own elementary students here at GCS!

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Chorus/Praise Team

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Middle and high school students gifted and talented in Music, both vocally and instrumentally, may try-out and participate in the Praise Team. Each week during these team members will help lead worship during Chapel.

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Chorus/Praise Team

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Middle and high school students gifted and talented in Music, both vocally and instrumentally, may try-out and participate in the Praise Team. Each week during these team members will help lead worship during Chapel.

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Christian Development

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course exposes students to foundational principles of discipleship as found in both the Old and New Testaments. Students will grow in their understanding of the gospel, their identity in Christ, and the call of the Great Commission.

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College Applications & Scholarships

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  • College Readiness
Grades: 11th, 12th

Students in 11th or 12th grade will receive guidance to complete college applications including essay components and research and apply for scholarships to help fund college.

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Conversion Marketing

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course will dive deep into Marketing for Sales. We will learn the customer journey stages and identify friction that can cause a conversion to fail. Students will build a marketing budget based on sales goals and how Cost per Lead, Cost per Acquisition, margin, and Customer Lifetime Value play a role in where to invest marketing budgets and how to make marketing decisions. Students will also touch on Search Engine Optimization, tracking a lead in a CRM system (Customer Relationship Management), and understanding the value of conversion marketing.

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Cooking Basics

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Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will learn the fundamental techniques and principles of cooking that will set you up for success in the kitchen. From knife skills to flavor profiles, we will cover it all in this hands-on course.

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Corrections

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.

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Cosmetology

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this course, students will explore the fundamentals of cosmetology, including skincare, hair styling, makeup application, and nail care. Get ready to unleash your creativity and passion for all things beauty as we learn the latest techniques and trends.

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Craft Projects

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course will give students an opportunity to work with their hands on fun projects to take their minds off of academics. Crocheting will teach students basic steps to crochet (hoping to have blankets made by the end of semester). Cross-stitching will teach students how to do counted cross stitch. Scrapbooking will show students how to make a story book out of photos.

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Crafting

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will create Pinterest-like crafts to be used as home decor or small gifts.

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Creative Technology

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  • Fine Arts, Career Technical Education
Grades: 7th

Students will receive an introduction to the basics of computer science. Designed to be fun and engaging, this course blends online non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship. Students will create their own games, art, and digital stories.

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Creative Writing I

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  • English
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Ready to write a novel or short story? Students read a variety of professional and amateur fiction and study writing styles and techniques to improve their fiction writing. Students study the elements of fiction: plot, exposition, characterization, pacing, conflict, climax, and resolution.

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Creative Writing I

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  • English
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Ready to write a novel or short story? Students read a variety of professional and amateur fiction and study writing styles and techniques to improve their fiction writing. Students study the elements of fiction: plot, exposition, characterization, pacing, conflict, climax, and resolution.

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Creative Writing II

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  • English
  • Prerequisite: Creative Writing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

A continuation of the creative writing elective from first semester. Anyone can join, but we would be adding to the short stories already begun and then moving into poetry writing. This is a 4-day per week course.

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Creative Writing II

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  • English
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

A continuation of the creative writing elective from first semester. Anyone can join, but we would be adding to the short stories already begun and then moving into poetry writing. This is a 4-day per week course.

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Crocheting

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Do you want to unleash your creativity and learn a new skill that will bring you hours of relaxation and satisfaction? Look no further than our Intro to Crochet course! In this class, you will learn the basic stitches and techniques needed to create beautiful and intricate crochet projects. From cozy blankets to stylish accessories, the possibilities are endless with crochet.

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Cross Country Development

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Join us for Cross Country Development, a course designed for passionate runners looking to improve their endurance, speed, and technique. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out, this program will challenge you to push your limits and reach new heights in your running performance.

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Cursive Writing

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will learn how to read and write using cursive.

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Dance (Girls Only)

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  • Fine Arts, PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Prepare to learn the basics of dance in all its forms! Ballet, Jazz and more. Learn in our state of the art studio complete with dance floor, wall mounted barres, sound system and mirrors. Learn how to worship the Lord through dance!

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Dance (Girls Only)

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  • Fine Arts, PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Prepare to learn the basics of dance in all its forms! Ballet, Jazz and more. Learn in our state of the art studio complete with dance floor, wall mounted barres, sound system and mirrors. Learn how to worship the Lord through dance!

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Discipleship

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course focuses on helping students begin to grasp and deepen their understanding of what it means to “follow Jesus.”

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Driver’s Education

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will complete the coursework necessary to take the NC Driver’s exam to receive their permit. Students must be 14.5 years of age or older to take the course. The driving portion of this course will be scheduled following completion of the classroom portion.  There is an additional fee for this course.

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Electronics 101

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  • STEM
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course advances the students’ knowledge of electronics and introduces them to other electronic components such as inductors, Op-Amps, FETs and Integrated Circuits (ICs). They will learn what key parameters are important in component selection and application that require these special parameters. They will also gain some exposure to resources to investigate component validity for applications and how to read datasheets.

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Essential Life Skills

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Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Our Life Skills class is a course designed to help students learn the necessary skills for everyday living as they transition from adolescence into adulthood. The course will emphasize both soft skills (goal setting, identifying personal strengths, communication/conflict resolution, proper online etiquette and letter writing, etc.) and hard skills (domestic/daily living, self-care, basic car maintenance, budgeting, etc.). This elective will be primarily participation based with the ultimate goal of each student becoming responsible and successful young adults. We will also work towards CPR certification.

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Essential Technology

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th

Every student at GCS receives a computer. In this course, students will learn keyboarding; how to navigate Google Classroom; how to develop presentations, documents, spreadsheets; and best practices for crafting emails.

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Everyday Spiritual Leadership

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Do you have a desire to grow more in your relationship with God, so that you can touch those around you? If this is you, then come and be a part of this elective. We will be looking at teachings from books such as: Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer, Radical by David Platt, The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges, and Lead like Jesus by Ken Blanchard. We will also have opportunities to put into pracice what is learned by using our hands and feet to serve one another.

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F.I.T: Fun Interval Training (Girls)

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Middle School Girls, we are going to get moving using music inspired workouts, high intensity interval training, Yoga, Pilates, and more. If you want to work out, laugh, release stress, and have a blast, come and join us!

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Family & Consumer Science

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Grades: 7th

In this course, students will learn how to grow their independence through learning about household, personal, and consumer health and safety including kitchen and food safety, cooking skills, nutrition, hand sewing, clothing care, home maintenance, money management, medical management, and more.

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Fashion Design

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Fashion design is an elective course that explores the principles and techniques of creating innovative and aesthetically pleasing clothing and accessories. Students will learn the fundamentals of design, including color theory, fabric selection, and garment construction.

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Forensic Science

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  • Science
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Scientific methods are radically changing the landscape of our criminal justice system. Increasingly, law enforcement and legal prosecution are reliant upon often complex and detailed scientific analysis of forensic evidence. This course is intended to provide an introduction to understanding the science behind crime detection. Topics included are blood analysis, organic and inorganic evidence analysis, fingerprints, hair analysis, DNA, drug chemistry, forensic medicine, forensic anthropology, toxicology, fiber comparisons, soil comparisons, fire and engineering investigations, and more.

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Fundamentals of Football

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Learn and enhance your fundamentals and grow your knowledge of the game with a USA Football certified coach. There will be valuable content for everyone & every skill level. Learning will be done in the classroom and on the field in NON-contact environments. Students will learn to throw, catch, run routes, blocking, and defensive pursuit.

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Game Strategies

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

In Game Strategies elective course, students will delve into the world of game strategies and tactics that will help you dominate any gaming arena. From developing a solid game plan to mastering advanced techniques, you will learn how to outsmart your opponents and achieve victory with confidence.

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Generation Change

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Generation change is a Dave Ramsey study for teens on what God says about money. The course is taught with Dave via video. A typical class will look like this: you’ll begin the class with a video, then open the class up for discussion questions and Bible verses from the student workbook. The class also includes daily devotionals after completing the video courses.

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Graphic Design

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Graphic Design is a class that teaches art and technology. In this class, students will use design as a creative process in communication. Students will also explore various methods to create and combine words, symbols, and images to represent ideas and messages visually. Students will use the basic elements and principles of art and also learn how to use the computer programs Canva and Google Slides. This class teaches the basics of Graphic Design through an illustrative and corporate view.

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Greenhouse & Garden Growing

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  • Science
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In the Greenhouse & Garden Growing course, you will learn everything you need to know to create a thriving greenhouse and garden that produces bountiful harvests year-round.

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Greenhouse & Garden Growing

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  • Science
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

In the Greenhouse & Garden Growing course, you will learn everything you need to know to create a thriving greenhouse and garden that produces bountiful harvests year-round.

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Growth Marketing

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

You become the guinea pigs during this user experience journey. Students will track how their favorite brand communicates with them through various channels throughout the semester. We will dive into surveys, audience segmentation, and seasonal trends. We will learn how to identify how to spend a marketing budget based on key performance indicators. By the end of this course, students will be able to lay out the fundamental elements of building a marketing campaign.

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24-25

You become the guinea pigs during this user experience journey. Students will track how their favorite brand communicates with them through various channels throughout the semester. We will dive into surveys, audience segmentation, and seasonal trends. We will learn how to identify how to spend a marketing budget based on key performance indicators. By the end of this course, students will be able to lay out the fundamental elements of building a marketing campaign.

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You become the guinea pigs during this user experience journey. Students will track how their favorite brand communicates with them through various channels throughout the semester. We will dive into surveys, audience segmentation, and seasonal trends. We will learn how to identify how to spend a marketing budget based on key performance indicators. By the end of this course, students will be able to lay out the fundamental elements of building a marketing campaign.

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You become the guinea pigs during this user experience journey. Students will track how their favorite brand communicates with them through various channels throughout the semester. We will dive into surveys, audience segmentation, and seasonal trends. We will learn how to identify how to spend a marketing budget based on key performance indicators. By the end of this course, students will be able to lay out the fundamental elements of building a marketing campaign.

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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  • Health
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will learn of the choices that influence and impact their lives, thereby empowering the students to live a healthier lifestyle with a focus on making good decisions pertaining to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual choices. Health content will include: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, nutrition, first aid/CPR/AED, alcohol, tobacco & drugs, disease, injury, and poisons.

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High School Cheer

  • E
  • PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Let’s Go Crusaders! This elective is for the 2022-2023 Varsity Cheerleaders. The HS Cheer elective will participate in planning, promoting, and executing a variety of school spirit activities throughout the semester as well as to work to build and improve leadership and cheerleading skills. This is a 4-day per week course.

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HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

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  • PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This is a high-intensity fitness program that incorporates elements of weightlifting, cardio, and bodyweight exercises to provide a full-body workout. Participants can expect to improve their strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall fitness levels through a combination of constantly varied functional movements.

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Holocaust History

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism; the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics.

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Home Economics

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students in the Home Economics elective will explore the art of cooking, baking, and nutrition, as well as the skills needed to create a warm and inviting home environment. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of culinary delights, while also learning how to budget, plan meals, and shop smart.

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How the Brain Works

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  • Science
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course is an introduction to neuroscience. Students will learn the different parts of the brain and its components, and how they work together.

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Interior Design

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Learn how the interior design proess works from concept to client presentation. You will create a project for a specific client to include a floor plan, elevations, colored renderings, as well as surface and furniture samples.

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Intermediate Sign Language

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  • Language
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Build on the skills learned in Introduction to Sign Language. As part of the course, students will sign a song during Elementary Chapel.

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Intermediate Sign Language

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  • Language
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Build on the skills learned in Introduction to Sign Language. As part of the course, students will sign a song during Elementary Chapel.

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Internet Aware

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of digital literacy and safety. Access to information is endless and good (and bad) news travels quickly online. Students will learn how to discern whether information is reliable and factual versus someone’s opinion. Students will also learn about setting limitations for themselves in regards to what they post.

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Intro to Trade Skills

  • E
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students are introduced to the areas of Construction Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Math, reading blueprints and a variety of other areas. This course is practical yet provides students with the foundation to pursue future vocational training in the construction industry.

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Introduction to Agriculture

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  • Science
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Introduction to Agriculture focuses on using a hands-on approach to biological & physical sciences as they are related to the environment, natural resources including hunting and fishing practices, food production science, and agribusiness. Students will enjoy learning about the basic principles of an agriculture education, allowing them to gain the momentum to study more advanced and specialized agriculture topics later in their education. Students will be encouraged to participate in FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities to provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

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Introduction to Coding

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  • STEM
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course would introduce students to writing and generating code in C, and Python. Students would learn fundamentals of coding structure, how the code is interpreted by machines, and the importance of proper coding practices.

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Introduction to Construction

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will earn certification through NCCER in the areas of Construction Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Math, reading blueprints and a variety of other areas. This course will be practical yet provide students with the foundation to pursue future vocational training in the construction industry.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

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Introduction to Education

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

The Intro to Education course is designed to help students understand the basic skills and training needed to become a teacher. We will look at the history of education as well as dive into the student’s philosophy of education. We will also touch on classroom management, using technology in the classroom and give hands on experience creating and teaching a lesson to their peers. Another unique feature of this elective is the opportunity to be a teacher’s assistant or “TA” for the semester. Anyone thinking about becoming a teacher after graduation, would benefit from this hands-on experience!

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Introduction to Electrical

  • E
  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Introduction to Electrical is a CTE course that will ignite your passion for all things electrical and provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of electrical systems. From basic circuit theory to advanced concepts in power distribution, you will explore the exciting world of electricity and gain a deeper understanding of how it powers our everyday lives.

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Introduction to Marine Maintenance and Repair

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Through practical application, students will learn the basics needed to service and repair marine vessels including boats, jet skis, wave runners.

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Introduction to Nursing

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Introduction to Nursing is a foundational course that provides students with an overview of the nursing profession and its role within the healthcare system. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, students will explore the history of nursing, the ethical and legal responsibilities of nurses, and the various roles and responsibilities within the field.

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Introduction to Robotics

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  • STEM
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course introduces students to an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Students will see examples of robotics applications and create their own robots.

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Introduction to Robotics

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 8th

This course introduces students to  an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Students will see examples of robotics applications and create their own robots.

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Introduction to Sign Language

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  • Language
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This is an introductory level sign language course that establishes a novice range of communication skills. This course emphasizes the cultural practices distinct to those that approach the world from a visual perspective.

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Introduction to Sign Language

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  • Language
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This is an introductory level sign language course that establishes a novice range of communication skills. This course emphasizes the cultural practices distinct to those that approach the world from a visual perspective.

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Introduction to Theatre

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Learn all about the aspects of theatre in this class. From the history to actual workings. From Ancient Greece to Broadway. From the stage to the tech booth.

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Introduction to Theatre

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Learn all about the aspects of theatre in this class. From the history to actual workings. From Ancient Greece to Broadway. From the stage to the tech booth.

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Journalism

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  • English
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students that enroll in this class will learn important journalism skills in the areas of news writing, editing, photography, layout / design and other elements of production. They will participate in the publication of The Crusader, the student newsletter.

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Journalism

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  • English
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students that enroll in this class will learn important journalism skills in the areas of news writing, editing, photography, layout / design and other elements of production. They will participate in the publication of The Crusader, the student newsletter.

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Keyboarding for Success

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

In this class students will be strengthening their keyboarding abilities to help set them up for success in our digital world. We will also be diving deep into programs like Google docs and slides so students can have a thorough understanding of all the many functions of these programs and be able to use them as efficiently as possible.

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Law & Justice

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will explore the role of law in society, the diverse types of law, the history of law, and case study examples.

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Leadership

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  • Prerequisite: Application
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

The Leadership course is an application based elective recommended for all existing, elected student body officers and representatives. Non-elected students may also apply. Leadership will be a class focused on teaching students how to plan for and lead school-wide activities, fundraisers, service projects, and/or assemblies. Emphasis will include how to properly disseminate information regarding campus events and how to build community and create a positive educational environment. Students will learn how to become effective leaders who support their educational community. Students who wish to develop leadership skills as they prepare to take on leadership roles in their school and community.are encouraged to apply.

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Leadership

  • E
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

If you have ever thought about running for student government, being a team captain, or just having the guts to speak in front of others, this is the class for you! In Leadership, we will cover topics like team building, finding your leadership style, finding your voice, and so much more! We will work on school wide projects, like the newsletter!

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Manufacturing Technology

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  • STEM
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will learn about various types of manufacturing technology and experiment with 3D printing.

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Marine Biology

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  • STEM, Science
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Seventy percent of the surface of Earth is covered by ocean, which includes 97% of one of our most precious resources-water. Forty percent of the human population lives within 100km of the coast yet we know more about the moon than the sea. This one semester elective course focuses on oceanography which is all the chemical and physical features of the oceans that in turn affect biological features of the ocean. We also look at the various marine organisms and ecosystems as well as explore our environmental impacts on the ocean. This course involves several small projects, a dissection and other lab investigations. Gen. 1: 21 ” So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves …and God saw that it was good.”

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Marriage & Relationships

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This is a biblically focused course that will examine marriage as an institution with an emphasis on how students can honor the Lord in their relationships, and eventually through marriage. Topics will include healthy communication, conflict resolution, gender roles, sexual relations, and more.

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Math can be Fun!

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  • Math
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

In this class, students will get to apply mathematical concepts in fun, thought-provoking ways. Some contexts include logic puzzles, sudoku, math video games, and more!

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Middle School Missions

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Serve others in the school and local community as part of the Middle School Missions course. You may visit a classroom to help younger students learn, assist with projects on the school grounds, pack bumper crops and more!

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Middle School Success

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Grades: 6th

This is a study skills and strategy course designed to teach students how to better plan, manage, organize, and complete their work. Skills covered include time management, organization, planning, actively studying, learning strategies, and note-taking. Students will also learn about academic integrity and how to appropriately cite their work.

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Military History

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will examine the role of the military and conflict in both the ancient and modern world. Students will be tasked to analyze conflicts through a strategic and tactical lens to understand not only what happened but what factors contributed to their outcomes, articulate the difference between strategy and tactics, and understand the role of technology in military history.

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Military History

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will examine the role of the military and conflict in both the ancient and modern world. Students will be tasked to analyze conflicts through a strategic and tactical lens to understand not only what happened but what factors contributed to their outcomes, articulate the difference between strategy and tactics, and understand the role of technology in military history.

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Ministry Through Sports

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  • Bible, PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students would learn how to share their faith through their love for sports, what opportunities are available for athletes to be able to minister to others, and how to be a powerful athlete and a powerful Christian all at once.

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Modern and Traditional Etiquette

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Grades: 8th

This course will introduce students to social skill fundamentals needed to confidently develop positive relationships. Traditional manners as well as those needed for modern times (e.g., when should you call versus text/email) will be taught. This course culminates in an optional 8th grade dance that will be held near the end of the Spring Semester.

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Money Management

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Money Management is an elective course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage their finances by covering a wide range of topics including budgeting, saving, investing, and debt management. Students will learn how to create a personalized budget, set financial goals, and develop a plan to achieve them.

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Mousetrap/Wild Wheels/Skateboard Science

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  • STEM, Science
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Linear, rotational, reciprocating and oscillating motion learned through creating mousetrap cars and/or other wheeled vehicles. Analyze and predict the motion of objects, devices and systems, and understand the forces that act on them. Design, build, and test a mousetrap racer.

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Music Appreciation

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

In Music Appreciation, students will recognize the development of music from a historical and cultural perspective. Students will study the fundamentals of music and discover basic music terminology, instrument families, tempo, rhythm, form and meter.

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Music Appreciation

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

In Music Appreciation, students will recognize the development of music from a historical and cultural perspective. Students will study the fundamentals of music and discover basic music terminology, instrument families, tempo, rhythm, form and meter.

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Musical Theatre

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Love to sing, dance and act? How about putting them all together in this class! Start your path to becoming a triple threat by learning the basics of singing, acting and dancing, then putting them all together in this Musical Theatre class. Learn how to entertain others and glorify the Lord at the same time!

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Musical Theatre

  • E
  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Love to sing, dance and act? How about putting them all together in this class! Start your path to becoming a triple threat by learning the basics of singing, acting and dancing, then putting them all together in this Musical Theatre class. Learn how to entertain others and glorify the Lord at the same time!

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Nutrition for Health and Disease

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  • Health
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course is a basic nutrition course where students will learn the foundations of nutrition and metabolism including macronutrients, micronutrients, and how these nutrients interact in such a way to support life. Students will learn how proper nutrition supports health and wellness by understanding food labels. The pros and cons of numerous dietary trends and fad diets will also be discussed. This course will have some quizzes and projects.

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Personal Finance

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course prepares students for life after graduation with practical tips they can begin implementing now. The following topics will be covered: budgeting, insurance, housing and real estate, investing, retirement, consumer awareness, credit and debt.

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Photography

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

An introduction to photography as an art-making tool designed for students at the beginning level. The course will use photography to help students learn and apply the basic elements of art and the principles of design. This course will also provide students with opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills in the field of photography through the editing process. Photography will familiarize the students with photographic equipment, materials, methods, and processes.

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Physical Education

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course focuses on the cognitive and physical skills required to participate and enjoy various team sports. This involves the knowledge and application of rules and basic skills, and sportsmanship conduct.

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Prevention & Care of Sport Related Injuries

  • E
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Injuries are part of all sports! This class will allow students to explore ways to prevent injuries from happening, as well as caring for injuries once they do happen.

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Principles of Flight

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

What does it take to be a pilot? Learn about the mechanics of flight, aircraft systems, and air traffic control. Use higher-order thinking skills to learn about air space, weather, flight paths, and fuel loads. The class culminates in a visit to the Raleigh Executive Airport in Sanford, NC for some hands-on experience.

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Project Management

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  • Business, Finance, Marketing
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will learn the basic principles of Project Management. By the end of the course, you will have created a Project Scope document, Stakeholder Responsibility Matrix, sequenced a task list, added task owners, and explored several popular project organization tools.

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Psychology

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  • Health, Science
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Ever wonder what makes you “tick”? Why do you do things the way you do? What pushes your “buttons”? Begin to explore the intricacies of the human mind and how the brain functions.

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Public Speaking & Debate

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  • English
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Students may elect to participate in debate competitions.

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Public Speaking & Debate

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Do you enjoy “arguing” in the good sense of the term? Do you enjoy thinking logically, and making or refuting cases point by point? Do you simply want practice in public speaking and clear communication? Learn how to be persuasive and confident when speaking in front of an audience. Participate in a debate competition.

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Public Speaking/Oral Communications

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  • English
Grades: 7th

Students will receive a foundation of oral communication skills. Students will learn the importance of self-presentation, enunciation/diction, and non-verbal communication skills.

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Road Trip!

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Are you interested in maps and traveling? Do you just want to know more about the world outside of America? Get ready to add more stamps to your passport. Your tour guide will lead you as you explore the world from the safety of your classroom. Throughout the semester we will explore the world’s places and cultures through videos, games, and other fun activities.

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Service in Action

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Learn what the Bible says about serving! In this elective, students will reflect on different ways to serve others within the school community and work together on small service projects throughout the semester.

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ServSafe® Food Handler Program

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course is often a requirement to be hired at a restaurant or in the food service industry. The five sections covered are Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination and Allergens, Time and Temperature, and Cleaning and Sanitation. Successful completion of the course and assessment results in a certification that may be helpful when seeking employment.

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Set Design

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students design and create the sets for the GCS drama productions. This class involves creating designs, collaboration, painting, building, and so much more!

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Set Design

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Set design is a course where students collaborating ideas and design/create sets for the GCS drama productions.

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Shop

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 7th

Students will learn basic mechanical skills that will serve them throughout their lifetime. Students will build small projects, learn how to use small hand tools and develop problem-solving skills.

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Sketching & Pastels

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will learn the basics of sketching techniques, as well as chalk and oil pastels. They will be instructed on proper technique of each art medium, and develop their skills through project completion.

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Soccer Development

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will learn the basic rules of soccer and develop skills for game play.

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Social Media Production

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course teaches students a new way to look at telling modern stories. Students will learn how to tell a compelling tale in less than two minutes, use software to create eye-catching visuals for popular social platforms, and the ethics behind social media. Prerequisite Introduction to Film

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Softball Development

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

The Softball Development course is designed to help players of all skill levels improve their game and reach their full potential on the softball field. Through a combination of drills, practice sessions, and game simulations, participants will learn the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. This course is only open to female students.

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Soldering 101

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course introduces students to soldering fundamentals, tools related to soldering, different soldering techniques and solder chemistries. The course would take students from an introduction to soldering and then leverage the skills they learned in previous Tech courses to put together a project kit. Upon completion of the course the student would have the opportunity to become IPC 7721/7711 certified.

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Spanish 1

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  • Language
Grades: 8th

Students will learn how to read, write, listen and understand the Spanish language. The course teaches students fundamentals and basic vocabulary for various conversational situations. Students will learn various conversation skills, provide and obtain information, and express feelings and emotions. Not only that, but students will also learn about Hispanic culture, its perspectives, and practices. This course is only available to qualifying 8th grade students.

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Spanish 2

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  • H
  • Language
  • Prerequisite: Spanish 1
Grades: 10th, 11th, 12th

Tenth through twelfth grade students continue grammar study through reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will learn to use present and past tenses as well as commands. Honors level will learn future and conditional tenses. Through the exploration of short articles, dialogues, and culture readings, students will continue the development of their second language abilities.

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Sports Broadcasting

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Sports Broadcasting is a introductory course that explores the world of sports journalism and broadcasting. Students will learn the fundamentals of sports reporting, interviewing techniques, and play-by-play commentary. They will also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and software used in live sports broadcasting.

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Sports Broadcasting

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Sports Broadcasting is a introductory course that explores the world of sports journalism and broadcasting. Students will learn the fundamentals of sports reporting, interviewing techniques, and play-by-play commentary. They will also gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and software used in live sports broadcasting.

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Sports History

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  • History / Social Studies, PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Sports history is a fun, active new elective that will exercise the brain and body by studying the history of numerous western sports. A variety of sports will be addressed in this elective. Students will research the beginnings of the sport, the most influential athletes in the respective sport, and research and reenact the most memorable plays from that sport. Students in this elective will also look at the concept of team building, camaraderie, and sportsmanship that develops when participating in a sporting activity. Additionally, students will research to understand the social, cultural, and financial contributions that these sports have on local communities and the nation as a whole.

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Sports Medicine I

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  • Health
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course will include such topics as Injury Prevention, Performance Enhancement (training and conditioning, nutrition), Care and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries, General Medical Conditions, and Psychosocial Considerations for Sport Participation.

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Sports Trivia

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  • History / Social Studies, PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This is a fun and fast-paced elective. During each session students try to answer questions from a variety of Sports both mainstream and lesser known. We use a variety of formats so that students have the opportunity to work on teams, compete individually, as well as against the clock, or just against the other players. Together we have a lot of fun and learn a little bit about the sports we love.

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STEM

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  • STEM
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Are you a creative, critical-thinker? Do you enjoy finding solutions to problems? Are you interested in technology and exploring science? If so, you might enjoy taking a STEM Elective class. STEM, or STEAM, will incorporate hands-on engineering design challenges while exploring the latest in various fields of science. If you are looking for a way to be creative and learn about science and engineering, this program is for you!

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Strength & Conditioning

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  • PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of weight training, strength training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors through fitness, wellness, and movement activity that will benefit them for a lifetime.

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Strength & HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

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  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This is a high-intensity fitness program that incorporates elements of weightlifting, cardio, and bodyweight exercises to provide a full-body workout. Participants can expect to improve their strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall fitness levels through a combination of constantly varied functional movements.

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Survival

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Interested in camping, backpacking and wilderness survival? North Carolina has many opportunities for wilderness camping with the Appalachian Trail, the Mountain-to-Sea Trail and many more. Learn the basics of hiking and camping – how to pack, how to identify edible plants and poisonous vegetation, how to start a fire, and how to use a compass and read a map.

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Technology 1

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  • STEM
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: Resistors, Capacitors, Diodes, Transistors. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

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Technology 2

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  • STEM
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course is an introduction to robotics. Students will receive an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Topics will include electronics, mechanics, and system integration.

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The Armor of God Study for Teens

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  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This study by Priscilla Shirer (best-selling author and star in the hit movie War Room) is centered around Ephesians 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” The Armor of God is more than a Bible study; it is an action plan to prepare Christians for the invisible war around them as they arm themselves with: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit.

Featuring video-driven teaching clips with accompanying film guides and thought-provoking questions and discussion, this elective will offer an in-depth look at Ephesians Chapter 6, provide strategies to develop your prayer life, and nurture growth and maturity in your walk with Christ.

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The Old Ballgame

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  • Miscellaneous
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

If you love baseball, this elective is for you! Minor and Major League Baseball has existed in North Carolina and the US since 1865. Learn about “America’s Pastime” from a former Major League Baseball player and coach.

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Trivia Challenge

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Think you know it all? You’ll have a chance to prove it in this fun and fast-paced elective. During each session we’ll try to answer questions from a variety of categories including Math, Science, History, Bible, Entertainment, Sports and more. We’ll try a variety of formats so that students will have the opportunity to work on different teams, compete as individuals, work against the clock, or just against the other players. Together we’ll learn a lot and have a lot of fun as well!

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Video Production

  • E
  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This action packed class provides students an opportunity to explore their interests in film production. Students will be able to identify and learn key foundational components that help them tell a story through the art of filmography. Students will learn the power of writing, the utilization of the camera, as well as editing in order to tell a story through film.

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Videography

  • E
  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will be provided an opportunity to explore how to construct vignettes, social media content, and short films in this class that taps into the creative expression of each individual.

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Volleyball Development

  • E
  • PE
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Do you want to take your volleyball skills to the next level? In our Volleyball Development course, we will focus on refining your techniques, improving your agility and speed, and enhancing your overall game strategy. Whether you’re a beginner looking to build a strong foundation or a seasoned player aiming to elevate your game, this course is designed to help you reach your full potential on the court.

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Volleyball Development

  • E
  • PE
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Do you want to take your volleyball skills to the next level? In our Volleyball Development course, we will focus on refining your techniques, improving your agility and speed, and enhancing your overall game strategy. Whether you’re a beginner looking to build a strong foundation or a seasoned player aiming to elevate your game, this course is designed to help you reach your full potential on the court.

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Voter Education

  • E
  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will learn:

  1. How do I register to vote?
  2. Why should I vote? Does it even matter?
  3. Where do I go if I have questions about voting?
  4. What are the NC laws about voting?
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Watercolors

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  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will have fun learning about watercolor and the many various ways to use this fun art medium. They will be instructed on the proper ways to use the different styles of watercolor, while creating beautiful projects throughout the semester.

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Website Design

  • E
  • STEM
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

This course will introduce students to the basics of website development.

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Welding

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  • Career Technical Education
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Are you interested in learning the art of welding? This course will teach you the basics of welding techniques, safety procedures, and equipment operation. You’ll get hands-on experience with different types of welding processes, such as MIG, TIG, and stick welding.

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Word Study Skills

  • E
  • English
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Word Study for those who need a boost with reading and spelling multisyllabic words. There will be a specific focus is on prefixes and suffixes commonly found on multisyllabic words. Students learn the spelling rules around the addition of prefixes and suffixes and also learn the meanings of prefixes and some Latin roots. Exercises include spelling practice, proofreading, crossword puzzles, word finds, fill in the blank, categorizing, sorting, writing help and passage reading for fluency and comprehension.

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World Religions

  • E
  • Bible
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Students will engage with world religions through a Biblical worldview. They will evaluate what we believe, then compare that with other religions as well as learn how to converse with people of other faiths.

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World Religions

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  • Bible
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Students will engage with world religions through a Biblical worldview. They will evaluate what we believe, then compare that with other religions as well as learn how to converse with people of other faiths.

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Yearbook

  • E
  • Fine Arts
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

This course is designed to develop students’ skills in yearbook production by providing experiences in selected aspects of this course. Students will learn basic principles in proper journalistic skills, including writing copy, captions, headlines, digital photography, desktop publishing, and using appropriate technology tools for media production. Yearbook Production supports students’ development as writers, photographers, editors, independent users of technology, and responsible contributing members of the Grace Christian School community. Yearbook is full-year commitment.

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Your Vote, Your Voice

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  • History / Social Studies
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Do you sport social bumper stickers or laugh at political memes? Have you ever argued with candidate ads on tv, or fantasized about kicking down a yard sign that opposes your opinion? Find out where your real civic superpower lies and make your voice be heard.

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