View 2018-19 Curriculum Guide

 

English

English 9
English 9 Honors
English 10
English 10 Honors
English 11
English 11 Honors
AP English Language & Composition
English 12
English 12 Honors
AP English Literature & Composition
Creative Writing
 

Math

Algebra I
Algebra I Honors
Geometry
Geometry Honors
Algebra II
Algebra II Honors
Math for College Readiness
Advanced Topics in Math
Statistics and Probability Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
 

Social Studies

World Cultural Geography
World History
World History Honors
AP European History
United States History Honors
AP United States History
United States Government Honors
AP US Govt. & Politics
Economics Honors
Criminal Justice
Psychology
AP Psychology
Sociology
 

Bible

Old Testament
The Gospels and Acts
Romans and Apologetics
The Epistles and the Christian Life
Senior Seminar
Christian Worldview Honors
 

Electives

Voluntary Service
Principles of Entrepreneurship

 

Science

Biology
Biology Honors
Pre-AP Biology
AP Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology Honors
Marine Science
Marine Science Honors
Chemistry
Chemistry Honors
AP Chemistry
Physics Honors
Environmental Science
Forensic Science

 

World Languages

Latin I
Latin II
Latin III Honors
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III Honors
Spanish IV Honors
 

Physical Education

Personal Fitness
Weight Training I, II, III
Team Sports
Yoga
Basketball
 

Fine Arts

Band
Advanced Band Honors
Instrumental Ensemble
Choir
Musical Theater
Playwriting
Directing
General Art
Drawing I, II
Painting I, II
Graphic Design I, II
Commercial Art
Sculpture
Ceramics
AP Studio Art Portfolio
Computer Graphics
Video Production I, II, III
Digital Imagery/Motion Graphics
Speech & Debate
Yearbook
Photography I, II
 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) COURSES


AP courses are college level classes offered to qualified students. Eligibility for AP classes is based on previous grades, standardized test scores and teacher recommendation (see course descriptions for specific requirements). AP courses are weighted an additional 1.0 point in the student’s high school grade point average. In May, national AP exams are given and colleges may grant college credit for these classes based on the student’s score. It is required that AP students take the AP exam in order to have the AP designation and added GPA weight listed on their transcript. Parents are responsible for paying the AP exam fee for each course.
* AP Course offerings vary from year to year based upon student interest and faculty availability. Following are typical course offerings.


AP COURSES:


Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Drawing Portfolio
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
European History
Psychology
Statistics
Studio Art/2D Portfolio
U.S. Government & Politics
United States History


Statement About Common Core

With so much about Common Core Standards in the news recently, many have inquired about Orangewood Christian School’s stance on these new standards affecting public schools in Florida and across the country. While the details surrounding this issue are ever-changing, our philosophy remains the same- our focus in the classroom is on education and college preparation from a Christian worldview. 

With the launch of the national Common Core initiative in the public schools, many textbook publishers are now including some version of a marketing/promotional stamp of “Common Core” on the cover. Our teachers will continue to utilize our chosen curricula as they always have- as tools in the context of a Christian worldview whether they are stamped with common core or not. Orangewood's curriculum has always surpassed state or government standards. As Common Core standards and subsequent tests emerge nationwide, Orangewood will continue to stay abreast of any changes to ensure our students are exceeding those standards and are more than prepared to be accepted and excel in the college of their choice