Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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The goal of this class is to help students improve their artistic ability through the power of observation. The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of art which include: anatomy, value, color, perspective, and composition.


Students are encouraged to read passages, memorize Scripture, and learn personal devotional journaling.


This course will examine the original documents of our nation including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the amendments. It also includes a study of the US presidents.


Geography will be taught in a cycle format covering world geography, coupled with a general understanding of culture and US geography. Students will create a student atlas.


Schole follows a four-year history cycle, ancient history, medieval history, modern history, and US history. Each cycle has readings, living books, and hands-on activities. Students participate in wax museums and presentations.


Our math core curriculum is BJU Math. This is supplemented with math games, projects, and
stories to help with number sense and math fluency. Informal assessments help to guide instruction to ensure that students understand the material.


Science at Schole follows a cycle so that all students gain an understanding and appreciation of the world God has created. We study life science, physics, astronomy, and earth science on a rotating basis. This allows families to study together, differentiating for younger and older siblings. Students also participate in a yearly science fair, conduct experiments, complete dissections, and go on field trips.


Spanish classes cover introductory vocabulary, basic verbs, and conversational language. Students play games, learn songs, and complete Latin country studies.

Language Arts

Language Arts encompasses Reading, Spelling, Writing, and Grammar. We use an Orton-Gillingham based approach to reading which focuses on phonics, morphology, and on building fluency in these crucial years of language building. The curriculum includes All About Reading, Pathway Readers, living books, study guides, and teacher supplemented materials. For spelling we use Rod and Staff workbooks, Abeka, and teacher created materials, depending on the needs of the students. We begin writing with the youngest students with Primary Arts of Language and handwriting. Students progress through IEW’s writing curriculum, including Bible Heroes and All Things Fun and Fascinating, for a comprehensive course including notetaking, summarizing, re-telling, paragraph construction, and story writing. Children present finished papers to their friends in class, strengthening their speaking and presentation skills. Grammar skills are learned through First Language Lessons which teaches the eight parts of speech, and diagramming in order to understand and utilize good sentence structure in context.

Older students use classical curriculums to further enhance and strengthen their writing, rhetoric and grammar skills. In addition, we use Wordly Wise to increase students’ vocabulary and extend their literacy skills. Literature for upper elementary and middle school includes a variety of genres, examining literary elements, learning annotation, and creating a commonplace book. Book selections correlate to the history cycle currently being used.

High School Classes

Exploring the Bible

(Offered 2024-25)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the biblical metanarrative and to enhance the student’s appreciation of this narrative as both formative and normative for life. Exploration of the biblical metanarrative will include the stories and characters within the biblical text, with attention given to the interdependent relationships between the stories which connect to form the larger narrative. Focus will dwell on God’s interaction with humanity and his desire for a relationship with his creation, especially as demonstrated within the covenantal narrative. Attention will be given to the genre and form of the biblical text, to the theological content and intent drawn from the narrative, and to the meta narrative’s present-day significance.


This course surveys the major subdisciplines of psychology as a science and as a helping profession, including physiology of behavior, learning, motivation, and abnormal and social psychology. It provides a reasonable understanding of the field; enables the student to follow up in areas of particular interest. Includes a Christian perspective of psychology.

Marriage and Family

This course provides foundational ideas in the area of marriage and family from a Christian perspective. It is intended to show God’s principles and guidelines for achieving and sustaining a Christian marriage and family. The course will address dating, courtship, defining marriage, finding the right mate, being the right mate, intimacy, counseling, communication, children, and money issues.