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Course Offering

At the high school level it is our goal to provide a daily integration of the spiritual and academic areas. God and the Truth of His Word are viewed as foundational to all further investigation and study. From this basis we offer a strong core curriculum that meets all the requirements of the Oregon State Department of Education for High School graduation. In addition advanced academic courses are also available for the meeting of all college-prep requirements. Santiam Christian's graduates are fully accepted by the Oregon University System of Higher Education. In addition to the core curriculum, electives in the areas of art, music, business, etc. are also available to allow for specific areas of individual interest.

Bible:

Required:

  • 9th -   Freshman Bible (2 semesters)
  • 10th - Sophomore Bible (2 semesters)
  • 11th – Junior Bible (2 semesters)
  • 12th – Senior Bible (2 semesters)

Language Arts:

  • 9th -    Introduction to Literature
  • 10th - World Literature – Honors Option
  • 11th - American Literature – Honors Option
  • 12th – English Literature (12) (.5) – Honors Option
    & College Now English Composition (.5)  or
    AP English Language & Composition

Math:

  • Differentiated Math
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II
  • College Now College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Statistics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB

Science:

  • 9th - Physical Science
  • 10th -  Biology        or       Honors Biology
  • Chemistry
  • College Now Physics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Beginning Agriculture
  • Advanced Agriculture (Crop Soil Science)
  • Intro to Forensic Science (.5)

Social Studies:

  • 10th – World History (starting in Fall 2023)
  • 11th - US History     or      AP US History
  • 12th - Government/Economics (12) (.5 each) or
  •  AP Government/Economics (12) (.5 each)

Foreign Languages:

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • Amer. Sign Language I
  • Amer. Sign Language II
  • Amer. Sign Language III
  • Amer. Sign Language IV

Logic:

  • 9th grade - Logic & Critical Thinking

Career Education:

** This requirement is fulfilled by completing the Career Readiness Portfolio and College & Career Activities.

Computers/Tech Ed.:

  • Keyboarding/Intro Comp. Apps (.5)
  • MS Office (.5)
  • Computer Applications (.5)
  • Intro to Adobe Creative Suite (.5)
  • Photoshop 101 (.5)
  • Advanced Photoshop 102 (.5)
  • Illustrator 101 (.5)
  • Yearbook

Fine Arts:

  • Art 101 (.5)
  • Art 102 (.5)
  • Art 103 (.5)
  • Band
  • Craft Class
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Guitar (.5) (1st semester)
  • Adv. Guitar (.5) (2nd semester)
  • Worship Arts

Other Requirements:

  • Health
  • Physical Education: Team Sports Class
    Weight Training

Vocational & General Electives:

  • Ag. Leadership/Management (.5 credit)
  • Ag. Recreation, Culture, & Lifestyle (.5) (1st semester)
  • Business Accounting & Finance (.5)
  • College Now Cadet Teaching 1 & 2
  • Culinary Arts I & II (.5 credit each)
  • Horticulture & Greenhouse Mgmt (.5) (2nd semester)
  • Intro to Business (.5)
  • Intro to Psychology (.5)
  • Leadership/Student Council (8th period)
  • Mechanics & Metals I, II, III (.5 credit each)
  • Photography (.5)
  • Resource
  • Speech (.5)
  • Sports Marketing (.5)
  • Study Hall (No Credit)
  • Student Store Worker (during JH lunch)
  • Teacher Aide/Office Aide/Elem. Aide (.25/semester)
  • Woodshop
  • Advanced Woodshop

*There is an additional cost for these course above normal SC Tuition.

AP Offerings: (11th & 12th grade only)

  • AP Art History (1 credit)
  • AP Biology (1 credit) (Prerequisites – Biology & Chemistry)
  • AP Macroeconomics (.5 credit)
  • AP Microeconomics (.5 credit)

Computers:

  • Digital Information Technology (1 credit)
  • Foundations of Programming (1 credit)
  • Game Design (.5 credit)
  • Intro to Social Media: Our Connected World (.5 credit)
  • Mobile App Programming (.5 credit)

Electives:

  • Creative Writing (.5 credit)
  • Leadership Skills Development (1 credit)
  • Personal & Family Finance (.5 credit)
  • Social Problems 1: A World In Crisis (.5 credit)
  • Social Problems 2: Crisis, Conflicts & Challenges (.5 credit)

Fine Arts:

  • Music Appreciation (.5 credit)
  • Theater, Cinema, and Film Production (.5 credit)

Health:

  • Health: Life Management Skills (.5 credit)

Physical Education:

  • Personal Fitness (.5 credit)

Science:

  • Earth Space Science (1 credit)
  • Marine Science (1 credit)

World Languages:

  • Chinese 1 (1 credit)
  • Chinese 2 (1 credit)
  • Chinese 3 (Honors) (1 credit)
  • French 1 (1 credit)
  • French 2 (1 credit)
  • French 3 (Honors) (1 credit)
  • German 1 (1 credit)
  • German 2 (1 credit)
  • German 3 (Honors) (1 credit)
  • Latin 1 (1 credit)
  • Latin 2 (1 credit)
  • Latin 3 (Honors) (1 credit)

Test Prep:

  • ACT Prep (.5 credit)
  • PSAT Prep (.5 credit)
  • SAT Prep (.5 credit)
  • Critical Thinking & Study Skills (.5 credit)

*Cost for Online Courses:

  • Full Year Classes = $1000.00
  • Semester Classes = $650.00

*This cost is in addition to normal SC tuition.

**Additional courses in core subjects may be available for those who need credit recovery options. 

Contact Steve Bittner at bittners@santiam.org for more information or to sign up for these online classes.

Students who take online courses may request a study hall during their schedule to accommodate taking the online class.

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