Our high school program ensures that our students 
are career and college ready by preparing 
them for a successful transition to postsecondary 
employment and education.

HIGH School (9-12) Course Offerings for 2017-2018

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 High School
Math- Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math
Science- Biology & Chemistry
English
History- Ancients
Spanish- I & II

At NGA, we encourage home school parents to narrow the academic focus to reading, writing, and arithmetic for elementary school students. Once a middle school student has acquired strong reading, writing, and mathematical skills, transitioning into a more rigorous high school curriculum is less stressful. A typical high school student should be able to work independently and possess the time management skills necessary to ensure academic success.



Our ninth through twelfth grade English classes meet once per week for an extended block period. The extended session allots more time for literary discussion including academic dialogue, presentation, and debate. Students learn vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension using McGuffey Original Eclectic Readers by Mott Publishing and a pre-selected reading list of novels and original works of literature. The Analytical Grammar curriculum solidifies grammar concepts students apply in their writing. Students build a grammar and writing binder as concepts are mastered. Along with their McGuffey readers and grammar packets, students must also complete a writing curriculum to ensure the mechanics of writing are mastered in a systematic progression. High school students use the Writer's Inc. curriculum housed under the same publisher the elementary and middle school students use. This helps to ensure writing continuity for the students, families, and teachers.

English:

The literary and historical focus this year is Ancient history. As an added bonus, NGA middle and high school students have an opportunity to participate in speech competitions and join a competitive speech and debate club. This year's topics associated with Ancient history and works of literature will be strategically chosen so, when possible, NGA English classes might incorporate them as assignments or points of discussion.




















To prepare our children for an increasingly technology-driven world, NGA math classes meet twice per week. We teach our middle and high school students the methodologies of the “Flipped classroom model using the Saxon mathematics curriculum. In a “flipped" classroom, students view pre-lectured concepts online prior to attending class. Face-to-face classroom time is used to re-lecture difficult concepts, ask meaningful questions, model “I do, we do, you do techniques, and to promote peer collaboration. The Saxon curriculum uses a spiraling technique to keep concepts fresh. For example, students learning lesson 78 will have homework problems from lesson 78 in addition to homework problems from any of the previously covered lessons 1-77. Students also track their individual levels of mastery and identify gaps using our customized grading sheets. High school students typically enroll in one of the following math classes: Saxon Alg 1, Alg 2, Geometry, or Advanced Math. NGA also encourages high school students to pursue dual enrollment opportunities at the local college of choice to enrich their high school academic experience. Additional options are discussed during individual high school consultation sessions.



Our high school students have an opportunity to participate in physical sciences and biological sciences with supporting labs. Each year, a different science discipline is introduced in a rotating schedule. This schedule includes, but is not limited to, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy, and Chemistry. These courses are intended to prepare our high school students for the rigorous study of these subjects at the postsecondary level. This year our high school science students will explore nature through Biology or Chemistry.

Students who have demonstrated strong reading, writing, and arithmetic ability, are encouraged to begin acquiring high school science credits beginning with Physical Science or Environmental Science. Each year the NGA high school  science rotation includes a science discipline that requires a prerequisite and one that does not. For example, last year's science course offering included Biology (non-prerequisite course) and Chemistry (Algebra 1 prerequisite course). This year's science rotation includes Biology (non-prerequisite course) and Chemistry (Biology prerequisite course). 



Similar to our science program, our history program is determined by our rotating high school history course offerings. A rotating history cycle takes 4 years to complete. It begins with creation and covers key periods of history from ancient world history through the modern day events in America. This year our focus will be Ancient history. At NGA, we believe history is best understood as an evolving chronological story of man's interactions with God and his fellow human beings. The character lessons of history are emphasized and the consequences and/or impact of man's choices are explored.  Age appropriate concepts and projects are introduced to our high school students and taught from a biblical worldview perspective. 





















Spanish assessment will be given to determine class level for students.

NGA is blessed with several highly qualified Spanish teachers that are certified and/or native speakers. Foreign language is very difficult to teach without a fluent teacher. The typical American education allots 2 or 3 years for foreign language studies and rarely produces bilingual students. To encourage fluency, we offer Spanish to our students as early as first grade through twelfth grade. Our middle and high school Spanish classes are divided into two levels, Spanish 1 and Spanish 2. High school students who demonstrate proficiency and meet the requirements outlined in our Spanish assessment, are allowed to matriculate into either of these classes. Our curriculum emphasizes reading, writing, and speaking Spanish and also includes Spanish fieldtrips to encourage local immersion. The Spanish team is planning a mission trip to a Spanish speaking country to provide further immersion opportunities and to possibly serve as a capstone project for our high school seniors. This trip requires benchmark fundraising goals and will be open to upper level, well-behaved, middle school students who are in good academic standing and have met all the requirements set forth by the Spanish team. A tentative date for this trip is the first week of May. This year's Spanish curriculum- TBD.

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