The Crest Online, beginning with ninth-grade, will offer a variety of courses allowing for a tailored academic experience for each student. All students are created in the image of God and are called by Him to steward their education in a manner that glorifies Christ. Our mission is to partner with parents as we serve students through Christian education in an online platform.
9th Grade Course Descriptions
This course is the initial course in the high school math sequence; there are no prerequisites. Topics investigated include simplifying rational, irrational, and polynomial expressions as well as solving linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, systems and functions. Technology (including graphing calculators) will be used to introduce and investigate these areas of study.
Fundamental skills of mathematics will be applied to such topics as functions, equations and inequalities, probability and statistics, logarithmic and exponential relationships, quadratic and polynomial equations, complex numbers, and matrices. Technology (including computer-based and graphing calculator technology) will be used to introduce and expand upon the areas of study listed above.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors.
This laboratory course includes studies in the areas of ecology, cellular structure and functions, genetics, classification, anatomy and physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates (including detailed dissection of both invertebrates and vertebrates), botany, and the issues involving evolution and creation.
This ninth-grade course is designed to lay the foundation for all other literature courses. Students read from different literary genres—primarily short story, novel, poem and drama—covering a variety of time periods from classical to contemporary. Students also learn foundational skills in writing (including MLA format), grammar, and vocabulary.
The physical education health curriculum focuses on personal health and life choices as well as fitness/wellness which will assist students in establishing consistent exercise patterns maintainable for a lifetime.
In this course, students will study the Bible by tracing the chronological storyline through the Old Testament and creating Bible charts for each stage in redemptive history. Students will see how each book of the Old Testament (along with its historical circumstances) uniquely contributes to God’s progressive plan of redemption for the world that is fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
In this Personal Fitness course, students are required to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility, strength, and endurance activities. Spiritual application to the physical exercises is made, along with relationships to biblical character qualities to be developed. Students who are unable to participate in such physical exercises are unable to complete the requirements of this course.
*This course is Pass/Fail.
This course emphasizes the skills of listening and speaking so that students are able to communicate on a basic level. Vocabulary and grammar are learned through conversation, role play, and other interactive activities. The grammar portion consists of regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, interrogatives, negatives, adjectives, possessives, and articles. The skills of reading and writing are learned through stories, creative writing, and written exercises. The culture of many Spanish-speaking countries will be explored.
This course provides a thorough look at non-western societies from a Euro-American framework. It introduces students to the cultures of humanity from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Included is an overview of ancient and medieval societies with a look at each region’s historical, geographical, social, economic, and political features. Units are tied in with current events where applicable.
This is a required course for students in the 9th grade.