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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.

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. 

Credit: 1.0

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. 

Credit: 1.0

This course covers the systematic study of points, lines, and planes with an emphasis on the properties of lines, polygons, and circles. The development of formal proofs using theorems and postulates, logical reasoning, congruence, similarity, and symmetry is emphasized. The properties of 2D/3D figures and simple right triangle trigonometry are also covered.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors

Credit: 1.0

This course includes studies and virtual laboratory exercises in the areas of ecology, cellular structure and functions, genetics, classification, anatomy, and physiology of invertebrates and vertebrates, botany, and the issues involving evolution and creation.

Credit: 1.0

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.

Credit: 1.0

This tenth-grade course further enhances the foundational skills focused on in English 1. Students will continue to read from different literary genres—art, photography, short story, novel, poem and drama—covering a variety of time periods from classical to contemporary. Students will continue to build on their foundational skills in writing (including MLA format), grammar, and vocabulary.

Credit: 1.0

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.  

Credit: 0.5

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.

Credit: 1.0

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.

Credit: 0.5  

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.

Credit: 1.0

This course provides a thorough look at non-western societies from a Euro-American framework focusing on origins of civilizations (pre-history to 300 B.C) to the Renaissance and Reformation (1300-1500). 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.

Credit: 1.0

This course provides a thorough look at non-western societies from a Euro-American framework focusing on the age of exploration (1415-1796) to modern day. 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.

Credit: 1.0

This course provides students with a structured view of the development of the United States from Pre-Colombian Era to the 1900s. Special attention is paid to constitutional and economic issues in their respective historical settings. Students are encouraged to develop a biblical view of politics, economics, and the proper role of a responsible citizen

This is a required course.

Prerequisite: World History

Credit: 1.0

This course provides students with a structured view of the development of the United States from 1900s to the 21st Century. Special attention is paid to constitutional and economic issues in their respective historical settings. Students are encouraged to develop a biblical view of politics, economics, and the proper role of a responsible citizen.

This is a required course.

Prerequisite: US History 1.

Credit: 1.0