A Guide to MicrosoftÒ Office 2007 for Information and Communication Technologies (Lawrenceville Press)
Building on the skills acquired through Trajectory, students in the 8th grade make a more in-depth study in 21st century computer skills through a project-based, hands-on approach. The comprehensive text includes practices, reviews, and exercises of varying difficulty levels. Exercises are designed to broaden knowledge in core content areas while teaching global awareness and financial, economic, and business literacy. At Bethel Christian Academy, students focus on the basics on Microsoft Office as well as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
MicroType 4 (Southwestern)
This class teaches students to maximize keyboarding skills. A self-led program, the software combines successful teaching theory with video clips, 3-D graphics, animations, and games, increasing the enjoyment of learning. An animated character guides students through the lessons showing them how to type accurately. As today’s workforce has become increasingly reliant on technology, keyboarding is a required subject for graduates of Bethel Christian Academy.
Junior High and High School Choir
Choir students are taught that they were given their talents by God and are to be used for Him. A typical choir rehearsal includes warm-ups and practicing proper vocal technique. The choir works throughout the year on blend, articulation, dynamics, head voice, and, most importantly, diaphragmatic breathing. Choir members are required to be at every rehearsal as well as participate any time the choir performs (school concerts, competition, baccalaureate, chapel, etc.)
Physical Education 7-9
Girls’ Physical Education
The purpose of PE for girls in grades 7 through 9 is to physically educate, by combining cognitive thinking skills and physical movement. The subject, therefore, uses sporting activities to accomplish this goal. Students attempt to master skills, improve their ability to make and apply decisions, develop physical and mental capacity to succeed, and evaluate and improve performance.
Boys’ Physical Education
This course for boys in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade places emphasis on cardiovascular fitness through exercise including calisthenics, stretching, running and team sports. Students are required to dress out in a school uniform and required to participate. Grading procedure is based on dressing out, effort, cooperation, and participation. Team sports are introduced, but the major emphasis is on getting students moving toward good overall physical fitness.
GRADE 9 HEALTH
Health in a Christian Perspective (A Beka)
Health in a Christian Perspective, A Beka Book science and health series, is written with the desire that students gain a deeper knowledge of the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the body that God has given them. It encourages students to reduce their risks and to reach for a higher level of health and fitness. Some of the practical skills they will acquire include understanding the nutrition labels on packaged foods, assessing their physical endurance and flexibility, and evaluating their friendships.
Sound Speech (BJU Press)
This course is intended to give students training in public speaking and communication. It provides a comprehensive study of public speaking, intended to give the student purpose, practice, and polish in any speaking situation. This course emphasizes public speaking performance and hands-on activities. The primary goal of this course is to train students to share their faith in Christ and to teach them how to communicate a Christian viewpoint to a secular world.
High School Drama
Students perform monologues, short stories, descriptions, duet acting scenes, and group acting scenes from published literature, focusing on proper stage acting technique (on-stage focus, vocal projection, diaphragmatic breathing, gestures, vocal and facial expression, etc.). Outside of classroom performances, drama students have opportunity to participate in the NCCSA Fine Arts Competition and at school concerts and programs.