Students also analyze community practice or policy development related to sustainability in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Finally, students apply adaptive ecosystem management to a common pool resource problem in a manner that addresses ecological, socioeconomic, and institutional contexts.
Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.
The knowledge and skills gained in this course provide students entering the healthcare field with a deeper understanding of the application of the language of health and medicine. Students are introduced to these skills through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments.
Students have creative, hands-on learning opportunities to create computer programs, develop web pages, design mobile apps, write algorithms, and collaborate with peers while building strong foundational knowledge. This course provides a solid foundation for more advanced study as well as practical skills that students can use immediately.
Through video instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, practice assignments, and unit-level assessments, students become proficient in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, and Access®. By the end of the course, students are prepared to demonstrate their skills by obtaining one or more MOS certifications.
Students then expand the study of right-triangle trigonometry they began in Integrated Math II to include non-right triangles, developing the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Finally, students model an array of real-world situations with all the types of functions they have studied, including work with logarithms to solve exponential equations. As they synthesize and generalize what they have learned about a variety of function families, students appreciate the usefulness and relevance of mathematics in the real world.
Students also explore the link between probability and data through conditional probability, two-way tables, and counting methods. Finally, this course challenges students to make connections between algebra and geometry as they study similarity, right triangle trigonometry and proofs, as well as circles with and without coordinates. Students are able to use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically as well as analyze two- and three- dimensional figures. The content within this course allows students to practice problem solving and critical thinking as they attempt real-world scenario math problems.
Students review one-, two-, and multi-step equations, formally reasoning about each step using properties of equality. Students extend this reasoning to systems of linear equations. Students use descriptive statistics to analyze data before turning their attention to transformations and congruency theorems. Equations and figures in the coordinate plane assist in connecting Algebra and Geometry through coordinates. The structure and content of this course naturally guides students to experience mathematics as a rational, beneficial subject which challenges students to critically think through problem situations.
First semester topics include understanding a biblical worldview and the relevance of Christian education. It also explores how students learn successfully through their unique personalities and learning styles. The second semester is a comprehensive look at the study of Scripture from basic Bible doctrine, the centrality of Jesus, and how to grow as a follower of Christ. Students also learn to defend their faith and share the Good News with those who have not had the opportunity to accept Christ as Lord.
*Completion of this full-year course is required for all high school students for the 2021-22 school year. Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, this course will be required for all 9th grade students and those new to Ignite Christian Academy.
In Ignite Christian Academy’s math courses, students strengthen critical thinking skills and learn
to apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations to come up with practical solutions. Math
allows students to see and discover the order of the natural world, through logic, patterns, and
processes. Math gives students insight into the rational, consistent nature of God. Examination
of various mathematical concepts contributes to a deeper understanding of God’s creative and
ordered design and the responsibility to use the ability to reason, problem solve and make
choices based on our understanding of content to serve and glorify God.
Broadening and extending the mathematical knowledge and skills acquired in Algebra I, the
primary purpose of this course is to use mathematics as a tool to model real-world phenomena
students may encounter daily, such as finance and exponential models. Engaging lessons cover
financial topics, including growth, smart money, saving, and installment loan models. Providing
timely and highly useful content, this two-semester course is a must-have for any high school
student. Prior mathematical knowledge is expanded and new knowledge and techniques are
developed through the real-world application of useful mathematical concepts.