Electives

Scope & Sequence Electives

Health (PACEs 1–6) (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

  • Learns the importance of proper nutrition, both spiritual and physical; types of nutrients; a balanced approach to exercise, diet, and weight loss.
  • Examines a Biblical view of tobacco, alcohol, harmful drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and mental and emotional health.
  • Gains valuable information on safety in six basic areas: home, transportation, job, school, personal safety, and safety for children.
  • Learns about basic first aid treatment and care such as bites, bleeding, burns, fractures, and choking, taking a temperature or pulse, and blood pressure reading.

 

Nutrition Science (PACEs 1–6) (1/2 Credit) 

A practical course that includes projects and recipes can be used as a ½ year credit in Science, Health or Economics.

Includes topics on:

  • Developing Good Daily Habits
  • Importance of a Balanced Diet
  • Seven Major Nutrients Found in Food
  • Planning Your Eating
  • The importance of drinking plenty of water
  • Good and bad facts
  • Best ways to include fiber in your diet
  • Whole Grains
  • Starches – complex carbohydrates
  • Sweets – simple carbohydrates
  • Animal and Vegetable proteins
  • Principles of combining proteins
  • Ways to prepare beans
  • Vitamin deficiency diseases
  • Fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins
  • Mineral – macro minerals and trace minerals
  • Using vitamin knowledge in your daily habits
  • Variety Vegetables
  • Favorite Fruits
  • Lifetime weight control 

 

Successful Living  

Studies in Proverbs the first 9 chapters   (1 Credit)

The course encourages the student to have proper attitudes and levels of commitment culminating in using wisdom in life choices.

Topics studied:

  • Proper attitude toward God 
  • Proper attitude toward authority
  • Proper attitude toward money   
  • Proper attitude toward wisdom                         
  • Four levels of commitment to God
  • Dangers of Evil Man and the Strange Woman Qualities of the Virtuous Woman
  • Happiness - Six inward qualities to develop - Priorities to establish       
  • Happiness - Developing solid relationships
  • Education - The qualifications of a teacher-What should be taught?                                  
  • Marriage - The preciousness of marriage displayed against the backdrop if infidelity                                 
  • Work Ethic - Two habits that build a career- Two distractions that ruin a career
  • Temptations of life - Dangers to avoid - Decisions to make                                   
  • Wisdom - How to find wisdom throughout life
  • Conclusion - The two choices

 

New Testament Survey (PACEs 1097–1108) (1 Credit) updated 2018

This course is designed to introduce the high school student to the penman, the place, the period, the problem, the peculiarities, the purpose, and the plan of each book. The Inter-Testamental Period, and Matthew through Revelation are studied. This course contains a special project the student must accomplish with his pastor before completing the final PACE Test. Student will read through the entire New Testament during this course.

  

Old Testament Survey (PACEs 1109–1120) (1 Credit) updated 2019

This is a comprehensive course designed to provide the high school student with a book-by-book understanding of the Old Testament. The chronology, history, setting, and content of the Old Testament are examined in such a way that the student’s comprehension of it is increased. This study covers the introduction, preparation for Bible study, and authority of the books of the Bible. The covenants, time periods, laws, poetical books, and Minor Prophets are just a sample of topics that are discussed.

 

New Testament Church History (Self-Pacs 121–132) (1 Credit)

This fascinating study tracing the roots of church history will develop the student’s appreciation of the Church’s role from its earliest days. It is intended for the upper-level high school student. The subject matter explains God’s plan for the formation and spread of the Church and the extension of the Gospel.

 

New Testament Church History – From an Anabaptist Perspective (1 Credit)

Written by: William McGrath    Edited by: Harold Brenneman

Reviewers: Enos Heatwole, Ernest Hochstetler, Amzie Yoder, Dallas Meador, Abe Schwartz

  • Overview of Biblical History (the centrality of Jesus Christ in history).
  • Old Testament, Inter- Testament History and New Testament History
  • Christ’s New Testament Church Established
  • Our Sources of His Story –The Gospels
  • Christ’s Ministry-Selecting and Training the Apostles
  • Expansion of the Apostolic Church
  • The Persecuted Church, The Chronology of Reformation Denominations, How God Has Preserved the Anabaptist, Histories of Mennonite and Related Churches
  • Understanding: the Smyrna Age Chronology, the Pergamos Age Chronology, the Thyatira Age Chronology, the Sardis Age Chronology, the Philadelphia Age Chronology, the “Laodicean Age” Chronology, the Laodicean Age Chronology

 

Life of Christ (Self-Pacs 133–144) (1 Credit)

 The student:

  • Examines the historic and cultural background of the New Testament.
  • Studies the nature of the Gospels.
  • Considers the Galilean ministry of Christ.
  • Follows Christ’s Berean and Judean ministries.
  • Visualizes the triumphal entry of Christ and His final public teaching.
  • Witnesses the final hours of Christ with His disciples.
  • Studies the resurrection and post-resurrection appearances of Christ.
  • Gains insights that will enhance his personal walk with the Saviour.

 

Christian Growth (Self-Pacs 133–138) (1/2 Credit)

   The student reads:

  • The School of Obedience by Andrew Murray, an encouragement to Believers to follow the Lord’s example of obedience in life and ministry.
  • The Hour That Changes the World by Dick Eastman, a plan with practical suggestions for the Christian who wants to improve prayer life.
  • Nervous Christians by L. G. Little and T. H. Epp, a study of nervous disorders, psychosomatic suffering, and psychotherapy as written by a Christian doctor.
  • The Spirit-Controlled Temperament by Tim LaHaye, a discussion of the four basic temperaments and how God uses them in a Christian life dedicated to Him.
  • When a Christian Sins by John R. Rice, an examination of what happens when a Christian sins—how his life is affected, and how he can avoid sin.
  • This Way to Happiness by Clyde M. Narramore, a survey of the basic needs of all humanity and how they are all met fully in Christ.

 

Introduction to Missions (PACEs 1–6) (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

  • Is introduced to worldwide missions.
  • Gains an appreciation of what has helped shape the path of mission work.
  • Reads:
  1. Peril by Choice by James Hefley, the story of John and Elaine Beekman, missionaries to Mexico and Guatemala.
  2. Peace Child by Don Richardson, the story of Don and Carol Richardson, missionaries to what is now Papua, Indonesia.
  3. Beyond the Next Mountain by Mawii Pudaite, the story of Rochunga Pudaite, native of India, who translated the Bible into the Hmar language.
  4. T. Studd by Norman Grubb, the story of C. T. Studd, missionary to China, India, and Africa.
  5. The Triumph of John and Betty Stam by Geraldine Taylor, the story of John and Betty Stam, missionaries to China.
  6. Give Up Your Small Ambitions by Michael Griffiths, a book that assumes that we have given up our “small ambitions” and are pressing toward the mark of the great ambition—the “high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
  7. Flagellant on Horseback by Richard Ellsworth Day, the story of David Brainerd, missionary to United States Indians in early colonial days.

                                                                                             

Business Math (PACEs 1–12) (1 Credit)

The student:

  • Reviews general math concepts.
  • Studies percentages.
  • Learns about the hourly wage system, salary, and commission.
  • Studies local, state, and federal taxes.
  • Examines the purchasing and pricing of goods for profit, the wholesaler, and the manufacturer.
  • Practices checkbook reconciliation, budget preparation, calculation of discounts, and insurance acquisition.

 

Accounting (Alpha Omaga) (1 Credit)  

Designed for grades 7-12, this math elective is a wonderful supplement for students who want to pursue a math or accounting degree, own a business, or enjoy money management. This full-color, consumable elective course comes complete with ten individual, motivating worktexts and a helpful teacher's guide. 
The course covers:

  • Transactions
  • Posting items to a ledger
  • Worksheets
  • Financial statements
  • Recording payroll, taxes, and more!



General Business (Self-Pacs 97–108) (1 Credit)

This study introduces the upper-level high school student to the world of business.

It includes:

  • Markets
  • Consumer studies
  • Advertising
  • Corporations and industries
  • Careers in business
  • Production
  • Labor
  • Federal control
  • International business
  • Banking and finance.

 

Business Computer Information Systems (Alpha Omega) (1 Credit)

This one-year, print based curriculum offers ten self-pacing, mastery-based work texts, an easy-to-use teacher’s guide, and an interactive, multi-media CD to explore the use of technology applications in both business and personal situations. 

The student learns:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Computer Networks
  • Operating Systems and more!

 

Beginning Art (Junior or Senior High School) (Self-Pacs 73–84) (1 Credit)

   The student:

  • Reproduces a number of illustrations in the course using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, tempera, and samples the art of lettering.
  • Paints a color wheel, identifies warm and cool colors and mixtures, uses opposites on the color wheel successfully, and mixes colors to obtain the color needed.
  • Studies line variation, design, and shape, and uses shading for depth and perspective.
  • Draws various textures effectively.
  • Learns to create well-balanced indoor and outdoor scenes, landscapes, and interiors.
  • Uses stick figures to show action, indicates mood with facial expressions, and draws simple cartoons.
  • Understands how to make a flannel board, creates flannel-graph backgrounds and story materials, and makes posters.

 

Advanced Art (High School) (Self-Pacs 97–108) (1 Credit)

   The student:

  • Studies an introduction to the tools of art: the pencil, pen and ink, and paints.
  • Learns the principles of design: symbols, rhythm, shapes, and awareness.
  • Investigates the hue, value, intensity, and proportion of color, and paints in color.
  • Designs clothing, draperies, still figures, and figures in motion.
  • Learns about observation, point of view, perspectives, and light and shade.
  • Examines chalk talks (materials, setup, and tools for success) and generates a program.
  • Discovers lettering, layouts, spacing, and other techniques designed to help the student integrate the learned material.

 

Music (High School) (PACEs 1–6) (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

  • Identifies various types of instruments—string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and keyboard instruments.
  • Is taught how to read music.
  • Learns how to select and purchase an instrument.
  • Appreciates the background of great hymns and hymn writers.
  • Gains knowledge of music notation including staff, clefs, intervals, scales, triads, and tetra chords.
  • Learns the properties of tone (sounds, pitch, duration, intensity, and quality).
  • Develops song-leading skills. n Recognizes recorded music from select composers.

Required resource: Music Appreciation CDs (audio)

 

Speech (PACEs 1–6) (1/2 Credit)

   The student:

  • Understands the importance of proper breathing techniques, adding variety through inflection, speaking with emotion and enthusiasm, improving eye contact, and learning to articulate sounds properly.
  • Becomes mentally and physically prepared for public speaking.
  • Observes how pause, stress, and pitch affect speaking.
  • Identifies the symptoms of stage fright.
  • Learns the importance of proper word choice.
  • Uses multiple personalities in communication.
  • Applies the concepts of effective speaking through the presentation of speeches.

 Optional resource: Speech Illustrated (DVD)

 

Spanish (Activity Pacs 1–12) (1 Credit)

   The exciting Spanish I course represents a first in the DVD-Activity Pac format. The DVDs present the instructional content, and the Activity Pacs provide the drill and learning activities. The course consists of 24 instructional DVDs, 12 Activity Pacs, 1 Test DVD, and 4 Score Keys. DVDs are required.

 

Sign Language Course (1 Credit) 

Intended as a dictionary for anyone wishing to learn basic sign vocabulary to communicate with deaf people, this manual will also help persons interested in preparing for entry into interpreter training programs.  DVDs are not required but are beneficial to the student.  This offers a 5 DVD set.

 

French (PACEs 97–108) (1 Credit)

   High school students are introduced to the French language with special emphasis on developing good reading skills. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the accidence (inflection of words) of the French language and will have had several opportunities to utilize the lessons learned through practice reading and recorded lectures.

 

Greek I (PACEs 121–132) (1 Credit)

   This is an introductory course in the Greek of the New Testament designed to enable the student to read from the Greek New Testament. Vocabulary, grammar, and accidence (inflection of words) are the major studies, ending with an application of all grammar learned by translating I John. Required resources: Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus) and Greek Handbook

 

Typing (1 credit)

Learn how to touch-type! A complete guide book for learning how to touch-type on a computer keyboard includes:

  • How to get from A to Z on your keyboard
  • How to negotiate punctuation keys
  • How to type numbers on a numeric keypad
  • How to avoid fatigue and aches and pains, especially carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tips for first-time and experienced computer users

User-friendly exercises and practice lessons to build up speed and efficiency. Includes: creation of charts and tables, formatting of business letters, envelopes, memos, resumes, and reports. Also covers the proper use and etiquette of email, texting, IM and blogs.

Parent – Teacher must monitor accuracy, speed, mastery and progress of student.

 

Collectivism (PACEs 133–138) (1/2 Credit Political Science)

    The student:

  • Studies the origins of collectivism in the revolt of Satan, the fall of man, the Tower of Babel, and classical and neo-classical utopian theorists.
  • Examines the development of socialist movements from the seventeenth to the eighteenth centuries and studies an account of the fascist movements in Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Argentina.
  • Investigates the order of the Illuminati, the French Revolution, Communism in ancient Greece and Rome, the Wesley Revivals in England, and the Awakenings in America.
  • Analyzes the theory of Marxism—looks into the lives of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
  • Considers the events leading up to the 1905 and 1917 Russian Communist Revolutions, the 1912 Chinese Nationalist Revolution, and the 1948 Communist takeover of China. 

 

 

The Constitution (PACEs 133–136) (1/2 Credit Political Science)

   The student:

  • Studies the origins and foundations of the Constitution including its drafting and ratification.
  • Memorizes, writes, and recites the Preamble to the Constitution.
  • Discusses Article I—the organization, administration, and official duties of the legislative branch of government.
  • Recognizes limitations on the President’s powers and duties, the duties of the executive branch of government, and a discussion of Article II.
  • Researches methods of amending the Constitution and the organization, administration, and duties of the judicial branch of the government.
  • Investigates certification of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land and ratification rules and procedures.
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