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LOGOS INTERNATIONAL
SCHOOL

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA





H
IGH
S
CHOOL

C
OURSE

C
ATALOG

2013
-
2014





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Logos International School Course Offerings 2013
-
2014

Table of Contents

Logos International School Mission Statement

Expected School
-
wide Learning Results (ESLR’s)

Graduation Requirements

Course Sign
-
up and Change Procedures and Guidelines

Advanced Placement

High School Bible Course Offerings

High School English Course Offerings

High School Fine and Performing Arts
Course Offerings

High School Information Technology Course Offerings

High School Maths Course Offerings

High School Physical Education/Health
Education Course Offerings

High School Sciences Course Offerings

High School Social Studies Course Offerings

High School World Languages Course O
fferings

High School Other Elective Course Offerings












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Logos International School Mission Statement


Logos International School is dedicated to academic excellence in providing a well
-
rounded,
quality, Christian

education to students from all ethnic and socio
-
economic backgrounds.
Upon graduation, students will be equipped to view all aspects of life from a biblical
perspective, to serve and help transform their communities for Christ, and to pursue further
educ
ation.



Expected School
-
wide Learning Results (ESLR’s)


Believing that our ultimate activity is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with
all your soul and with your mind and with all your strength…and to love your neighbor as
yourself” (Mar
k 12:30
-
31), our vision is for every Logos graduate to be:

A Spiritually Maturing Individual, who is equipped to:


-
Have a growing relationship with Christ as his/her personal Savior


-
Find his/her identity in Christ


-
Appreciate the Bible as the inspired Word of God


-
Participate in service and evangelism and share and defend his/her


beliefs


-
Make moral and ethical decisions based on a biblical worldview


-
Recognize the importance of a well
-
balanced spiritual, emoti
onal,


and physical lifestyle

An Academically Sound Student, who is:


-
Equipped to achieve his/her God
-
given potential


-
A rational and critical thinker and applies understanding and


knowledge to new problems


-
Developing skills to be a life
-
long learn
er


-
An effective communicator in speech and writing


-
Technologically literate and able to apply technology productively


and ethically

A Socially Responsible World Citizen, who:


-
Takes personal responsibility for actions and attitudes


-
Recognizes and respects authority


-
Has Christian love and compassion for people of all gender, races,


backgrounds, and social status


-
Exercises servant leadership with humility and integrity


-
Is an effective team member


-
Has an appreciation for culture and the arts


-
Is a good steward of all that God has given us


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Graduation Requirements


The graduation requirements for the high school are based on four years of attendance. To
graduate from the Logos International Schoo
l,
a student must earn a minimum of 29
units of credit
. In keeping with the philosophy and goals of Logos, each student is
expected to complete a minimum of:

1.0 credit of Bible for each year in high school at Logos

4.0 credits of English

3.0 credits o
f Math

3.0 credits of Social Studies

3.0 credits of Science

2.0 credits of the same World Language

2.0 credits of Fine and Performing Arts

2.0 credits of Physical Education

0.5 credits of Health

1.0 credits of Information Technology

4.0 Elective
credits


Notes:

-
The above credits represent the minimum required for graduation. Many university
admission policies demand four credits in the core disciplines (i.e. English, Social
Studies, Language, Mathematics, Science). During the course sign
-
up
process,
students will have the opportunity to consult with the High School Principal or
College Advisor.

-
In addition to credits, each student is required to perform twenty hours of community
service each year. These service hours must be registered wi
th a Homeroom
teacher.

-
Students in grades 11 and 12 may register for a maximum of one study hall each year.
This means that students who are in Logos all four years of high school will
normally complete between 30
-
32 credits by graduation. Thus, student
s will
typically take courses above and beyond the minimum requirements stated above.

-
Exceptions to any of the above may be made from time
-
to
-
time at the Principal’s
discretion.







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Course Sign
-
up and Change Procedures and Guidelines


When signing up for

courses, students must bear in mind:

-
The number of study hall periods allowed (none for 9
th

and 10
th

grade; one for 11
th

grade; one for 12
th

grade).

-
The credits they have already completed and the credits they need to graduate.

-
That certain courses can
not be taken unless the prerequisite course(s) have been
taken. (This booklet lists prerequisite requirements, if any, for each course).

-
That certain courses may only be taken if the course instructor accepts the student.

-
That certain courses may not be

offered every year.

-
That certain courses (e.g. Bible) are required.

-
That a course may only be repeated if the principal and college advisor allow the
student to do so.

-
That students are advised to complete their required courses early on in high school.


Returning Logos students
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will begin signing up for courses in late April. They must obtain
signatures from their parent/guardian, homeroom adviser, and, for courses indicated
on the sign
-
up form, their teachers. Each student will be scheduled to meet with either
the Guidance Co
unselor or High School Principal for final approval and scheduling.
Students are scheduled in the following order: Seniors first, then Juniors, then
Sophomores, and lastly Freshmen. Within each grade level, the students are ordered
randomly.

After all si
gn
-
ups are completed some adjustments to the master schedule may be
necessary.

Students will be given their schedules in May.

Students then have until the end of the school year to make adjustments to their schedule.
An Add
-
Drop form (with appropriate sig
natures obtained) must be used to add or drop
a course from the schedule.

At the beginning of Semester 1 (Fall) students will have one week to add/drop courses
using the Add
-
Drop form (with appropriate signatures obtained).

At the end of Semester 1/begin
ning of Semester 2 students will have an opportunity to add
or drop
only semester
-
long courses
,

if possible. Year
-
long courses normally cannot be
added or dropped. Add
-
drop requests must be made using the Add
-
Drop form (with
appropriate signatures obtain
ed) by the end of the first week of Semester 2.










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New students will be contacted in May and will be asked to schedule an interview with the Secondary Principal.
New students accepted later than May will be scheduled in late July or early August.


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Advanced Placement


Logos offers several Advanced Placement (AP) courses to help prepare students for the
demands of college or university education. Advanced Placement courses permit students
to take
a challenging exam set by The College Board. Students who score well on the exam
could receive college credit at the discretion of individual colleges and universities.
Therefore, AP courses expose students to rigorous academic programs that use college
l
evel material.

At Logos, AP enrollment requirements conform to the College Board’s (2002) equity policy:

“The College Board is committed to the principle that all students deserve an opportunity
to participate in rigorous and academically challenging cours
es and programs. All
students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum
should be given consideration for admission to AP courses.”

Students will be accepted into AP courses on the basis of having successfully met all
prereq
uisite coursework and having the permission of the course instructor. During the
course registration process, students will have opportunities to consult with the course
instructor and with the high school principal or college advisor to ensure that they
are
adequately prepared for AP studies.




















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High School Bible Course Offerings

1.0 credit of Bible for each year in high school at Logos


Old Testament Survey

Required:


Grade 9 students



Grade:
9

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Bible Credit


Course Description:

A historical and theological survey of the books of the Old Testament with a
special emphasis on God’s revelation of redemption in Jesus Christ and how this is applied to our
lives. This course wil
l help a student to be able to read and understand the Old Testament and
examine it from a Redemptive historical perspective.


New Testament Survey

Required:


Grade 10 students



Grade:
10

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One

Bible Credit


Course Description:
Grade 10 New Testament Survey is designed to build on the students’ existing
knowledge of the stories of the New Testament. The course aims to increase the students’ skills in
reading and interpreting the New Testament wi
th appropriate historical and cultural background
and literary genre considerations. Every New Testament book is surveyed, though some are studied
in greater depth than others. The students interact with the material through class discussions,
homework que
stions, papers, projects, and quizzes. The goal of this study is meant to develop all
students in their knowledge, understanding, and experience of the power of God’s written word and
to encourage growth and strengthening of their personal relationship wit
h God.


Church History

Required:


Grade 11 students



Grade:
11

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Bible credit


Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of the important moments in Christian
church history f
rom the generation just after the apostles to the modern church. First, this course
will provide a timeline for changes in the Christian church over the last two thousand years that
will be the framework used to coordinate Christian history with world hist
ory. Secondly, this
course will help with understanding the struggles of church leaders as they tried to learn how the
head of the church, Jesus, wanted to build His church in the world.





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World Religions

Required:


Grade 12 students



Grade:
12

Prerequ
isites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Bible Credit


Course Description:
Grade 12 World Religions is a course designed to give a survey of the major
world religions so that students might understand better how to share the gospel with peop
le from
various faiths. The religions covered are as follows: Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism,
Daoism, Shintoism, Judaism, and Islam. The class also covers Mormonism and other prominent
offshoots of Christianity if time permits. The textbook,
Man
y Peoples, Many Faiths

by Ellwood and
McGraw, is the basis of the class. Students complete presentations and papers on the various
religions as well as vocabulary quizzes and discussion questions. The class is based on lecture and
discussion with a few gue
st speakers brought in when possible.


Bible Interpretation

Required:


Grade 12 students



Grade:
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Bible Credit


Course Description:
Grade 12 Hermeneutics is designed to be a capstone Bible class drawing on
the students’ foundational knowledge of the Bible in order to teach interpretative methodology
more specifically. The class covers an Old and New Testament book as well as a final pr
oject on one
of numerous books and passages from both testaments. The class is aimed at teaching students how
to observe, analyze, research, interpret, and apply the biblical text through a basically historical
-
grammatical paradigm. Class discussion, lectu
re, and research make up a large portion of the class
time. The ultimate goal is to give students a greater ability to understand God’s Word for their own
nourishment and for the edification of those around them and for the defense of the Christian faith.


Church and Society

Required:


N/A





Grade:

11/12

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:


One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Bible Credit


Course description:

Students will study the concept of worldview and the worldviews that have
been predominant through history. They will also review the ways the church has engaged and
interacted with the society through history. What is the church's responsibility to soc
iety? What
does it mean to act justly? Students will also look at a biblical understanding of what it means to be
human. What does it mean to be religious? Where does the impulse to religion originate? Moving
beyond the theoretical, students will study

real life scenarios and develop a picture of what it
means to be a responsible world citizen as a believer.




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Discipleship

Required:


N/A





Grade:
11/12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


One Bible credit


Course
Description:

The vision for this class is to create an opportunity where students can be
discipled and disciple others. We want to create a culture where discipleship is important and
practical. Often we have heard about discipleship but only a few of us
have ever been in a
discipleship relationship. In this class, we will study the command for discipleship, building
discipleship culture, practical tools on making disciples, and a deeper understand of the gospel
message. Our passion is to follow Christ and

our joy is that we can do it together.

Life
-
Shaping Decisions

Required:


N/A





Grade:
11/12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


One Bible credit


Course Description:
Life
-
Shaping Decisions is a one
-
semester course that aims at h
elping
high school students think about life after high school from God’s perspective. In today’s world,
that is a difficult task. Most people are consumed with living life from a perspective adopted
from the world around them. This course will challeng
e young adults with the biblical concept of
career stewardship. It will also give them the resources to begin building their own career plan
wisely and faithfully.

Missio Dei (Mission of God)

Required:


N/A





Grade:
11/12

Prerequisites
:

None





Dur
ation:

One

Semester

Credits:


One Bible credit


Course Description:
This book introduces the term "missio Dei" which means literally "the
mission of God." Explore and engage in God's mission as the foundation for the story of the
Bible, as the lens through
which we all relate to others cross
-
culturally, as the centerpiece of
history and as the driving force for living "missionally" in whatever context we find ourselves.
Enter into a deeper understanding of God through joining Him on the adventure of a lifeti
me.









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High School English Course Offerings

4.0 credits required for graduation


English 9

Required:


Grade 9 students



Grade:
9

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One English Credit


Course Description:

This course will focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking and
listening skills. The focus of the reading will be from the
Elements of Literature

text and selected
class novels. The literature will take a variety of forms including novels,
plays, short stories, essays,
articles, and poetry. When reading, students will employ numerous reading strategies to better
understand the literature and will also be expected to apply the elements of story to the literature
studied. The writing compone
nt of the course will include journal entries, free
-
writes, creative
writing, essays, and working through the writing process. Students will work on their speaking
skills through oral presentations. Discussion will also play a major part of our course and

being an
attentive listener will be important.


English 10

Required:


Grade 10 students



Grade:


10

Prerequisites:
None





Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One English Credit


Course Description:
This course will focus on the development of reading, w
riting, speaking, and
listening skills. The focus of the reading will be from the
Elements of Literature

text and selected
class novels. The literature will be a variety of forms including novels, plays, short stories, essays,
articles, and poetry. As m
uch as possible, the reading material will align with the historical period
studied in History 10. When reading, numerous reading strategies will be employed to better
understand the literature. Students will also be expected to apply the elements of sto
ry to the
literature studied. The writing component of the course will include journal entries, free
-
writes,
creative writing, essays, and working through the writing process. Students will work on speaking
skills through oral presentations. Discussion w
ill also play a major part of this course and being an
attentive listener will be important.



World Literature

Required:


Grade 11 or 12 students


Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One English Credit


Course Description:
This course aims to familiarize students with a broad range of literature
written in English or translated into English from a varied spectrum of themes and worldviews. The
main focus will be on cross
-
cultural issues, and students will
use skills in analyzing texts

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thematically and stylistically. The literature will be used as a springboard for different types of
writing, whether creative writing or essays of literary comparison and analysis.


British Literature

Required:


Grade 11 or 1
2 students


Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One English Credit


Course Description:

This course aims to familiarize students with a range of British literature,
moving chronologically from Anglo
-
Saxon poetry to the

modern novel. It will develop students’
skills in analyzing texts thematically and stylistically. Students will work to understand the ways in
which the different cultural contexts influence writers and their texts. Students will also improve
writing
skills by working through the writing process in a variety of modes.


AP Language and Composition

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-

12

Prerequisites:
Approval of Teacher



Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One


Course Description:

Students in this college
-
level course will work to develop their reading and
writing skills. As part of developing their reading skills, students will read a broad range of non
-
fiction texts, including letters, diaries, commentaries, news blogs, essays, t
ravel journals, and
biographies. Students will be expected to contribute to classroom discussions about the texts,
making reasoned arguments, which are supported with specific details from the text. Socratic
Circles are employed as part of that proces
s. The writing skills of the students will be developed
through informal in
-
class responses to texts or topics, conferring with peers and teacher on a piece
of writing and developing a final draft of multiple essays after working through the writing proces
s.
Students will gain skills in both argumentative essays and rhetorical analysis essays. Many
rhetorical devices and strategies will be studied. Students will gain an understanding of the
rhetorical situation in readings and then in their coherent piece
of writing. Students also analyze
graphic visual texts using OPTIC approach, individually and as a group, honing their ability to
analyze political and social cartoons, statistical graphics, and photos
--
all of which will be part of the
Synthesis Argument s
ection of the AP Exam. Students will learn to read quickly, analyze and
organize an argument position, synthesizing at least 3 of the 6 texts, both written and graphic,
within a fifteen minute timed exercise, and then write their arguments within twenty
-
fi
ve minutes.
Students will also do a research argument paper of their own, using MLA or APA format. Students
keep a didactic journal throughout the course, with their notes on all they are studying.







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High School Fine and Performing Arts Course Offerings

2.0 credits required for graduation.

The Fine and Performing Arts Division comprises the Visual Art, Music, and Drama Departments.



Art I

Required:


No





Grade:

9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Fine and

Performing Arts Credit


Course Description:

This course introduces the elements and principles of design through an
exploration of a broad range of media. Activities emphasize skills and techniques in the following
areas: drawing, painting, graphics, fibe
rs, ceramics, art history, and three
-
dimensional design. Art 1
develops the student's abilities to recognize visual arts content, concepts, and skills to create,
discuss, and understand original works of art. The objectives represent a thematic approach to

visual communication and production, cultural context and art history, judgment and criticism, and
aesthetics through which students will develop understanding and appreciation for the visual arts.
Students will maintain a portfolio documenting their acco
mplishments.


Art II

Required:


No





Grade:

9
-
12


Prerequisites
:

Art I & teacher permission


Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Fine and Performing Arts Credit


Course Description:

Art 2 will extend and refine the abilities to investi
gate and respond to the
visual arts learned in Art 1. The objectives emphasize the importance of content, concepts, and
skills involved in the creation of original works of art. The objectives introduce a chronological
approach to visual communication and
production, cultural context and art history, judgment and
criticism, and aesthetics that enhance student understanding of the ways in which art functions
within a multicultural society. In addition, the students participating in this class will be given
more freedom in the direction of their projects and be expected to work more independently.
Students will continue to maintain a portfolio and select representative work to take to the next
level of study.


Chorus

Required:


No





Grade:

9
-
12


Prer
equisites
:

Permission of course instructor

Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Fine and Performing Arts Credit


High School Chorus is designed both to teach students the basics of singing and to build on previous
singing instruction. The basics are

emphasized throughout the semester, but the students are
challenged to new levels if they have already mastered the basics of good vocal technique. In order
to practice and master vocal technique and give students experience in ensemble music and
performa
nce, the class is geared towards learning enough music for a final performance at the end

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of each semester. Music is taught and practiced in class with the expectation that all music will be
memorized by the final performance. The students are taught many
different genres of music in an
attempt to not only expand their music skills but also their appreciation for music in general. An
emphasis is also placed on personal connection with the music being sung so that the students
might find personal joy in thei
r music as an experience of the beauty of God. This emphasis carries
over into instruction on how to perform, encouraging the students to realize that their music brings
the beauty of God to those who listen to them. In this way, the students are taught to

understand
their singing as evangelistic and missional in nature.

Drama I

Required:


No





Grade:

9
-
12


Prerequisites
:

None




Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Fine and Performing Arts Credit


Course Description:

Theatre Arts at Logos

touches all aspects of acting from theatre history,
dramatic criticism, stagecraft, writing plays, as well as the basics of acting. The course includes:
lecture, projects, monologues, scene work, and productions ranging from one act plays to a major
produ
ction.


Yearbook

Required:


No






Grade:

9
-
12




Prerequisites
:

Digital Design




Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Fine and Performing Arts Credit
or

One IT Credit


Course Description:

The yearbook course offers students total
involvement in the production of
the school yearbook. Activities include advertising, layout planning, photography, graphic design,
journalism, and proofing. In addition, students will learn and regularly use graphic design programs
such as Inkscape, GIMP,

and Scribus
.



High School Information Technology Course Offerings

1.5 credits required for graduation


Digital Design

Required:


Yes





Grade:
9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 IT Credits


Course Description:

This
course focuses on the basic computer tools used for graphic and media
design. Students will study the fundamental aspects of color, presentation, and layout in a digital
paradigm. The main focus of the course is gaining the proficiency in Scribus, GIMP and

Inkscape
necessary to be successful in Yearbook class. Major skill sets, such as modifying existing photos or
vectors and combining elements into effective page layouts, will be emphasized.


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Yearbook

Required:


No






Grade:

9
-
12



Prerequisites
:

Digital Design I



Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Fine and Performing Arts Credit
or

One IT Credit


Course Description:

The yearbook course offers students total involvement in the production of
the school yearbook. Activities include advertis
ing, layout planning, photography, graphic design,
journalism, and proofing. In addition, students will learn and regularly use graphic design programs
such as Inkscape, GIMP, and Scribus
.


Programming and Design

Required:


No





Grade:


9
-
12

Prerequisite
s:
None





Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 IT Credits


Course Description:
Students will be introduced to the design cycle as it pertains to software
engineering and design. Students will also explore the art of programming using the language
Processing, as they use various programming concepts to solve problems. In addition, issues
related to technology and society will be discussed briefly throughout the course.


Robotics

Required:


No





Grade:


9
-
12

Prerequisites:
None





Duration:

One
Semester

Credits:


0.5 IT Credits



Course Description:
Students will explore engineering and design concepts through the use of
Lego Robotics building and programming. Students will review the design cycle and be introduced
to formal testing of systems.

Students will also work to creatively solve problems using building
and programming techniques. A short discussion of the history and uses of robotics will be a
common thread throughout the course.



High School Maths Course Offerings

3.0 credits require
d for graduation.



Algebra I

Required:


Yes





Grade:
9


Prerequisites
:

Pre
-
algebra




Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit



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Course Description:

This course will build sequentially beginning with foundational review of
algebraic vocabul
ary, properties of numbers, and simplification techniques. These foundational
concepts will be used to solve and graph one, two, and multi step equations; inequalities; and
absolute
-
value equations. Students will learn to analyze graphical data and express

the data in
terms of relations and functions as well as understanding number patterns and sequences. The
recognition, manipulation, and graphing of linear equations and functions will be studied as well as
the different techniques for solving them. Stude
nts will learn the properties of exponents leading to
the study of the properties of polynomials. Different factoring methods for polynomials will be
introduced and used for solving polynomials. Students will be introduced to quadratic functions
and equat
ions learning to recognize characteristics of quadratic equations, how to graph them, and
different methods for solving them. Students will then apply this to rational functions and
equations, as well as exponential and radical functions.


Algebra II

Requ
ired:


Yes





Grade:
9
-
11

Prerequisites
:

Algebra I




Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit


Course Description:

An extension of Algebra I with exponential functions and logarithms, complex
numbers, sequences and series, identities, binom
ial expansion, and considerable exposure to
graphing. Student should have access to a graphing calculator (TI 83 or later version TI) or Math
Software that will help him/her to understand some of the complicated graphs which are hard to be
visualized witho
ut the help of technology.


Geometry

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
11

Prerequisites
:

Algebra I




Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit


Course Description:

The study of Geometry includes math vocabulary, nature of deductive
reasoning, organization of proofs, points, lines, planes and angles, parallel lines and planes,
transformations and congruence, congruent triangles, similar polygons, right triangles, cir
cles,
areas of plane and solid figures, volumes and surface areas of solids, using formulas in solving
problems, visualizing geometric situations, and using geometric ideas in real situations.









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Business and Financial Math

Required:


No





Grade:
9

-
12

Prerequisites
:

Pre
-
Algebra




Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Math Credits


Course Description:

Students will be introduced to the math that is necessary in everyday life as
well as the importance of financial planning. Personal financial issues

will be the focus. This will
include spending, expenses, budgeting, banking, credit, obtaining a loan, debt, buying a house,
buying a car, insurance, and investments. The use of math in starting and running a business will
also be discussed during the lat
ter part of the course.


Pre
-
Calculus

Required:


No





Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites
:

Algebra II




Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit


Course Description:

A study of linear functions, quadratic functions, power functions, polynomial
functi
ons, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, data analysis, and curves
of best fit that are found in each of the mentioned functions above. Also, there is an introduction of
polar coordinates, vectors, sequences, induction, counting
, probability, limit, and the derivative of a
function.


Calculus

Required:


No





Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites
:

Pre
-
Calculus (minimum grade
-
C)

Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit


Course Description:

This course is offered for those students who have a strong interest in
mathematics or wish to study in any field that requires Calculus knowledge upon graduation from
Logos International School. The course covers in depth the limits, continuity, derivati
ves, and
integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, with applications. Upon
completion, students should be able to apply differentiation and integration techniques to algebraic
and transcendental functions.









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AP Calculus

Requ
ired:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:
Algebra II




Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit


Course Description:
AP Calculus will begin with limits which will lead into differentiation and its
applications. Some pre
-
calculus review will be
mixed into what will be covered. Integration and
more will be covered in the second semester. A more detailed syllabus can be found at

www.collegeboard.com
. Eve
ry AP student should go to this site and open a free account.


AP Statistics

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:
Algebra II




Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Math Credit


Course Description:
This is a college level, introductory statist
ics course that is aimed at giving
students the tools to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. The main themes include:
exploring data by describing patterns, sampling and experimentation by planning and conducting a
study, anticipating pattern
s by using probability, and statistical inference to estimate populations
and test hypotheses.
www.collegeboard.com

offers several additional resources for students.


High School Physical Education/Health Education Course
Offerings

2.0 physical education
credits are required for graduation.

0.5 health credits are required for graduation.


Physical Education

Required:


Yes





Grade:
9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Physical Education Credits.


Course Description:
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of activities in all P.E. courses.
These will include the primary sports of volleyball, soccer, and basketball that are currently part of
the extra
-
curricular sports program offered by the school. Secondary sports

such as floor hockey,
team handball, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, flag football, dance as well as others, dependent upon
equipment and time availability will also be played. A general fitness, health, and first aid unit will
be included. All students wil
l also be tested for their general level of physical fitness at the outset of
the course and will be taught and perform strength, conditioning, and flexibility exercises at the
beginning of each class in an effort to improve each students overall health an
d physical fitness
level. A subsequent fitness test will be given at the end of the course to gauge overall improvement.
Students will be graded on their participation, sportsmanship, worksheets, tests, group
presentations, and journal assignments througho
ut the duration of the course.


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Health Education

Required:


Yes





Grade:
9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Health Education Credits.


Course Description:

This class presents the Bible as the foundation for a healthy li
festyle. We will
deal with the integration of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions of life and how
each affects our overall well being. The course begins looking at the systems of the body as we
study their functions and ends with the di
scussion of mental diseases and struggles.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because
I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm
139:13
-
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High School
Sciences Course Offerings

3.0 credits required for graduation.


Science 9

Required:


Yes





Grade:

9

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Science Credit


Course Description:
Grade 9 science is a survey of several areas of scie
nce including a study of the
universe, electricity, atoms, elements and compounds, and sustainable ecosystems. The overall
goals of this course are: (1) to relate science to technology, society, and the environment; (2) to
develop the skills, strategies, a
nd habits of mind required for scientific investigation, and; (3) to
understand basic principles of nature that have been established through science. This course will
involve traditional classroom methods as well as research
-
based and hand
-
on investigatio
ns in
order to accomplish the overall goals. Biblical worldview will be thoughtfully incorporated and
contrasted with scientific ideas especially as it pertains to the origins and purpose of the universe.


Science 10

Required:


Yes





Grade:


10

Prerequisites:
Science 9




Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Science Credit


Course Description:

Grade 10 science is a survey of several areas of science including a study of
tissues & organs, chemical reactions, climate change, and light & geometric
optics. The overall goals
of this course are (1) to relate science to technology, society & the environment, (2) to develop the
skills, strategies and habits of mind required for scientific investigation, and (3) to understand basic
principles of nature th
at have been established through science. This course will involve traditional
classroom methods as well as research
-
based and hand
-
on investigations in order to accomplish

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the overall goals. Biblical worldview will be thoughtfully incorporated and contras
ted with
scientific ideas especially as they pertain to environmental problems; ways humans can know God's
character through nature and science; and the human body.


Biology

Required:


Yes





Grade:

10
-
12

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:

Two Semes
ters

Credits:


One Science Credit


Course Description:

This course furthers students' understanding of the processes involved in
biological systems and how each aspect intricately works together to function effectively as a
whole. Although secular beliefs

will be viewed, the focus of this course will be to study God’s
creation from a strictly Biblical standpoint and to discover what it reveals about a magnificent and
detailed Creator. Students begin by looking at the foundations of Biology, the study of li
fe. From
there they will study the diversity of living things (with a particular focus on bacteria and viruses),
cells and cellular functions, genetics, creation vs. evolution, and the internal systems and regulation
of the human body. The course focuses
on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and
helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

Colossians 1: 16b
-
17 “All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all
things hold together.”


Ch
emistry

Required:


No





Grade:


10
-
12

Prerequisites:


Algebra I




Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Science Credit


Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of matter, how it
behaves, and the energy and forces a
t work that drive that behavior. The overall goals of the class
are for students to gain understanding of chemistry content that they can use to explain the world
around them, improve mathematical word problem skills, understand scientific processes, and
c
ommunicate scientific understanding through writing. In addition to traditional classroom
teaching methods, students will observe labs and demonstrations as well as apply problem
-
solving
and data analysis skills to derive chemical principles. Students will

learn and apply laboratory
skills, as well as use technology specific to science. Biblical worldview will be thoughtfully
incorporated and contrasted with scientific ideas as they arise in the classroom.








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Honors Chemisty II

Required:

No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:

Chemistry, Algebra II, Approval

Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:

One Science Credit


Course Description:
Honors Chemistry II will

cover the material necessary for students to take
the AP Chemistry Exam. AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry
course usually taken during the first college year. For some, this will enable students to take
second
-
year ch
emistry in their first year of college. For others, it will fulfill a science requirement
with lab. By the end of the course students should understand the fundamentals of dealing with
chemical problems and communicate these ideas with clarity and logic.

This course involves
straight forward instruction followed by practice and application problems that synthesize
information from current and previous units. Information builds as the course goes on requiring
students to analyze problems by discerning rel
evant from irrelevant information and deciding on a
problem
-
solving method. Labs will be performed as the materials and computer simulations are
available. Students will learn laboratory skills as well as develop skills in technical writing, using
computer
s to display data, error analysis, and especially data analysis.


Anatomy and Physiology

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:
Biology



Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Science Credits


Course Description:
Anatomy and physiology is the stud
y of the structures and functions of the
human body. This course will explore the different systems of the body that work together to
maintain human life. For each system students will learn the overall functions of the system, the
anatomy of the system, a
nd how the system achieves the functions of the system. Each unit will also
include a challenge where students will be required to apply their knowledge to a situation such as
determining a medical diagnosis based on symptoms, explaining a related disease
or injury or
designing an experiment to test one of the functions of a system. When resources are available
dissections will be a required component of this course.


Astronomy

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:
Science 9




Duration:

One Semest
er

Credits:


0.5 Science Credits



Course Description:

Astronomy is a study of the Universe. The course begins with an in depth
look at the Sun, Earth, and Moon, then moves outward to study the solar system, Milky Way galaxy,
and beyond. The course will a
lso discuss the technology and methods used to make observations
and draw conclusions about the universe and its components. In this process, students will analyze
the limitations of scientific theories about space. This course will involve traditional cla
ssroom

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methods as well as research
-
based and computer
-
based simulations in order to accomplish the
overall goals. Biblical worldview will be thoughtfully incorporated and contrasted with scientific
ideas especially as it pertains to the origins and purpose

of the universe.



Forensic Science

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisties:
None





Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Science Credits


Course Description:
This course is designed to discover the scientific processes used to
investigate crime scenes and analyze evidence related to crimes. The focus of the course is on the
applications of science and technology to solving crimes. Students will be taught basic
scientific
principles and then use them to develop time
-
lines or match evidence to a suspect, location or item.
Some basic information about observation, logic, and solving crimes will also be covered. This class
is investigative and hands
-
on. In terms of
Biblical worldview, students will investigate the
importance of justice to God and how forensic science can be used to bring about justice.


Physics

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:


Pre
-
calculus




Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Sci
ence Credit


Course Description:

In this course we will study the basic relationships and laws of the physical
universe, which cover mechanics, states of matter, waves and light, electricity and magnetism, and
modern physics. Students will be expected to d
o homework problems and additional problems at
the end of each chapter to solidify the concepts that are taught in class. For each chapter, there is an
experiment that allows students to reinforce their understanding of physics laws in nature and to
give t
hem hands
-
on experiences. Students who take this course should have adequate knowledge of
trigonometry and vectors.


Environmental Science

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Science Credits


Co
urse Description:
Environmental science is a course that incorporates the many disciplines of
science as well as math, history, economics, and politics. The goal of this course is to learn to
evaluate and offer suggestions for correcting or preventing en
vironmental problems personally,
locally, and internationally. The integration of social, cultural, economic, and scientific issues makes
solving environmental problems difficult, so to begin, students must have a basic understanding of
all of these issue
s. All subjects that involve people and culture also relate to morals and values. In
this course we will evaluate the values of different cultures and compare them with the values of

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God as they relate to the natural environment, its purpose, and our purp
ose in it. This course is
current and relevant to the lives of students both now and in the future.


AP Environmental Science

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-
12

Prerequisites:


Bio, Chem, & Instructor approval

Duration:

Two Semesters

Credits:


One Science C
redit


Course Description:
The major goal of this course is to apply scientific methods to evaluate and
seek solutions to environmental problems such as water pollution, global climate change, and
depleting biodiversity. In order to achieve this goal, st
udents must first understand the Earth and
its biological systems. Biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and social sciences are all
integrated in this course. Once the basic foundation is laid, the course applies the underlying
scientific principle
s associated with environmental problems, the possible solutions, and the many
political, cultural, and economic perspectives on various environmental problems.



The following are
THEMES

for AP Environmental Science as stated by the CollegeBoard:

1.

Science is a process.

2.

Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes.

3.

The Earth itself is one interconnected system.

4.

Humans alter natural systems.

5.

Environmental problems have a cultural and a social context.

6.

Human survival depends on developing pr
ocesses that will achieve sustainable systems.


In addition to these themes, at Logos students will evaluate the values of different cultures and
compare them with the values of God as they relate to the natural environment, its purpose, and
our purpose in

it. This course is current and relevant to the lives of students both now and in the
future.


Students that take AP Environmental Science will be in the same class as students who take the
regular course. However, the instructor will differentiate betwee
n the AP and regular groups by
assigning different homework, assignments, and tests, etc. As in the regular Environmental Science
course, the major goal of the AP course is to apply scientific methods to evaluate and seek solutions
to environmental proble
ms such as water pollution, global climate change, and depleting
biodiversity. In order to achieve this goal, students must first understand the Earth and its
biological systems. Biology, chemistry, physics and earth science are all integrated in this cou
rse.
Once the basic foundation is laid, the course applies the underlying scientific principles associated
with environmental problems, the possible solutions, and the many political, cultural, and economic
perspectives on various environmental problems.





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High School Social Studies Course Offerings

3.0 credits required for graduation.


World History 1450
-

1789

Required:


Grade 9





Grade:


9

Prerequisites:
None




Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Social Studies Credit









Course
Description:

This course will provide an overview of history from the Renaissance in Italy
through the age of exploration and ending in European absolutism. In order to facilitate the study of
this era, it will be broken down into five major units: the Ren
aissance and Reformation; Ottoman,
Safavid and Mughal Empires in Asia; Explorers to the East and Asian Isolationism; Explorers in the
Americas and the Slave Trade; and Europe: Monarchs, Enlightenment and Revolution.


Modern World History

Required:


Grad
e 10





Grade:


10

Prerequisites:
None




Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Social Studies Credit




Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of the geography, culture, and history of
Modern Europe. In order to facilitate the study of this era, it will be broken down into five major
units: The Rise of Democracy; Industrialism; Nationalism and Imperialism; Wo
rld War in the
Twentieth Century; and Post War Europe.

Asian Studies

Required:


Grade 11 or 12



Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Social Studies Credit





Course Description:

This course w
ill provide an overview of the major issues in modern day Asia.
In order to facilitate the study of this era, it will be broken down into five major units: Modern
Cambodia; Comparative Communism; Westernization and Modernization in China, Japan and
Korea;
Women and Family in Asia; The Rising Chinese Power; and India and Religious Pluralism.


Economics

Required:


No





Grade:


9
-
12

Prerequisites:
None





Duration:

One Semester

Credits:


0.5 Social Studies Credit


Course Description:

Economics is a survey

of both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Students will explore the spending and saving habits of consumers, learn the basics of financial
investment, and discuss the details of making a functional personal budget. In addition, students

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will examine how
economies throughout the world interact, how supply and demand affects
individuals and a globalized society, and work to create their own business that they can advertise
to an international community. This is a great course for students interested in busi
ness, social
habits, and interaction between nations. Students will be graded through traditional exams and
writing assignments but an emphasis in grading will be placed on a student’s ability to learn about,
analyze, and solve real
-
world problems.


U.S. H
istory 1865 to Present

Required:


No





Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:
One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Social Studies Credit


Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of social movements in the history of
the U
nited States from Reconstruction through the Roaring Twenties and ending in the Civil Rights
Movement.


Comparative Government

Required:


No





Grade:
11
-
12

Prerequisites:


None





Duration:
One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Social Studies Cre
dit


Course Description:

This course will provide a comparative analysis of government, using
American government as a focus in comparison with various nations including foundations of
government, the relationship between government and the people, the judiciary, legislative, and

executive offices.


Geography

Required:


No





Grade:
10
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Social Studies Credit


Course Description:

This course focuses on the realm of geography, beginning with a Biblical
perspective

on the Christian’s role as a steward of the earth, its resources, and other people.
Students will read about people, events, societies, and places using articles and essays from The
New York Times, National Geographic, the BBC, etc. , in order to underst
and that the forces of
cooperation and conflict shape the divisions of the Earth’s surface, human actions modify the
physical environment, how geography is used to interpret the past, etc.

The units will include places such as South Africa, Dubai, Haiti,

the European Union, Florida, and
Yemen.




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Psychology

Required:


No





Grade:
10
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

One

Semester

Credits:


0.5 Social Studies Credit


Course Description:

This course focuses on the realm of psychology, beginning with
a Biblical
perspective on the Christian’s view of human nature and the workings of the mind. Students will
begin with a Biblical orientation to the mind, emotions, and behavior. They will be introduced to a
brief history of psychology and gain a basic un
derstanding of the way the mind works based on
recent brain research. They will also explore mental illness and dysfunctional patterns of thinking
and behavior.


AP World History

Required:


No





Grade:


11
-

12

Prerequisites:
None





Duration:

Two S
emesters

Credits:


One Social Studies Credit


Course Description:

The AP World History course is a college
-
level course designed to prepare the
ambitious student for the AP Exam in World History. The primary purpose of the course is to
develop a better un
derstanding of the events, people, and places throughout history that caused our
world to become what it is today. The curriculum of the course is both content and skill based.
Students are expected to gain knowledge of significant historical facts and
to apply the skills of an
historian to the study of these facts. Among these skills are those of analyzing primary source
documents, making comparisons between major societies, and determining the ways societies both
change and stay the same. These skill
s require the student to be a critical and creative thinker.
Additionally, students should be able to see the ways in which the “Five Themes of History” connect
elements over all of world history.



High School World Languages Course Offerings

2.0 credit
s in the same World Language required for graduation.


French 1

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Foreign Language Credit


Course Description:
This course focuses on introductory grammar and vocabulary. Students will
begin to develop oral and aural skills. Students also read and analyze short excerpts that
correspond to the thematic and grammatical elements covered. Students will write regular
ly and
are expected to speak, read, and write at an advanced
-
beginner level by the end of the course.
There will also be an emphasis on the diverse cultures of the francophone world.


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French 2




Required:


No





Gr
ade:
9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

French 1


Duration:
Two

Semesters

Credits:


One Foreign Language Credit


Course Description:
This course focuses on advanced beginning grammar and vocabulary.
Students wil
l continue to develop oral and listening skills. Students will also read and analyze short
excerpts that correspond to the thematic and grammatical elements covered. Students will write
regularly with increasing breadth of expression and grammatical accu
racy. There will also be an
emphasis on the diverse cultures of the francophone world.


French 3




Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Prerequisite
:

French 2


Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:
One Foreign Language Credit


Course Description:
This course focuses on intermediate French communication. Students will
master new vocabulary and patterns in grammar. Students will continue to devel
op oral and
listening skills. Students will also read and analyze excerpts that correspond to the thematic and
grammatical elements covered. Students will write regularly with increasing breadth of expression
and grammatical accuracy. There will also be

an emphasis on the diverse cultures of the
francophone world.


Khmer Level 1

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Prerequisites
:

None





Duration:

Two

Semesters

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Course Description:

This course will focus on speaking and listening skills. The students will
learn about everyday language of Khmer culture, traditions as well as their daily lives. By the end of
this level, students are expected to make a conversation, to say a story, t
o sing songs, and to share a
gospel.


Khmer Level 2

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Duration:

Two

Semesters

Prerequisites
:

Khmer Level I or permission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:

This course will enable students to improve their ability to communicate in
Khmer. The emphasis will be on listening and speaking and will increasingly focus on acquiring
new vocabulary. Students will base their new vocabulary and ability to express them
selves around

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each consonant in the Khmer alphabet and will grow in their ability to write and read Khmer over
the course of the year.


Khmer Level 3

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Duration:

Two

Semesters

Prerequisites
:

Khmer Level II or permission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:

This course will focus on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. It
will also enable the students to improve their abilities to communicate in Khmer. The students ar
e
expected to write about their own story, their own culture, and to share the gospel to the
Cambodian people.


Khmer Level 4

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Duration:

Two

Semesters

Prerequisites
:

Khmer Level III or pe
rmission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:

This course will focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and
listening skills. The literature will be a variety of forms including folktales, plays, stories, essays,
articles, and poet
ry. When reading, students will employ numerous reading strategies to better
understand the literature and will also be expected to apply the elements of story to the literature
studied. The writing component of the course will include journal entries, fre
e writes, creative
writing, essays, and oral presentations. Discussion will also play a major part of our course and
being an attentive listener is important.


Khmer Level 5

Required:


No





Grade:
9
-
12

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Duration:

Two

Semesters

Prerequisites
:

Khmer Level IV or permission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:

This course will focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and
listening skills. The literature will be a variety of forms including folkta
les, plays, stories, essays,
articles, and poetry. When reading, students will employ numerous reading strategies to better
understand the literature and will also be expected to apply the elements of story to the literature
studied. The writing component
of the course will include journal entries, free writes, creative
writing, essays, and oral presentations. Discussion will also play a major part of the course and
being an attentive listener is important.





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Khmer Literature

Required:


No





Grade:


9
-
12

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Duration:

Two Semesters

Prerequisites:
Permission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:
This course focuses on the development of the students’ reading, writing,
speaking, and listening skills. The literature
will take a variety of forms including plays, stories,
essays, novels, articles, and poetry. When reading, the students will employ numerous reading
strategies to better understand the literature and will also be expected to apply the elements of
story to

the literature studies.


Khmer Bible

Required:


No





Grade:


9
-
12

Credits:


One World Language Credit


Duration:

Two Semesters

Prerequisites:
Permission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:

This course focuses on the Khmer Bible survey that i
s taken from the book
FIRM FOUNDATION. It consists of 68 lessons starting from the beginning, when God created the
universe, and ending with Jesus returning to heaven. During the course, the students are required
to work on reading and writing essays. Wh
en reading, students will employ numerous reading
strategies to better understand the history of the Bible and will also be expected to apply the
elements of the story to real life.


Khmer History

Required:



No





Grade:


9
-
12

Credits:


One World Languag
e Credit


Duration:

Two Semesters

Prerequisites:
Permission of Khmer Department Chair


Course Description:

The primary of this course is to build the foundation of Cambodian History
from the formation of Khmer land to the Paris Peace Agreement Treaty. The

course is also to
develop a better understanding of the events, leaders and places from generation to generation.
Students are expected to gain knowledge of significant historical facts of Cambodia. Students will
be able compare, analyse and evaluate, a
nd to give oral presentation about the fact of it. These
skills require the student to be a critical and creative thinker. Additionally, students will be able
develop their reading and writing, speaking and listening skills throughout the variety of top
ics and
related documents.








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High School Other Elective Course Offerings


Entrepreneurship

Required:


No





Grade:


9
-
12

Credits:


0.5 Elective Credits



Duration:

One Semester

Prerequisites:
None


Course Description:

This course aims to establish an entrepreneurial foundation. Students will
study entrepreneurial profiling as well as ideation, business model generation, and business
pitching. Students will utilize these skills to design a simple product from recycl
ed materials with a
startup limit of $2.