Course Catalog

Algebra 1

Course Number: 
4120/4121
Instructors: 
Mr. Dustin Phillips

Emphasis is placed on the structure of the real number system, the use of variables in algebraic expressions, the solving of equalities and inequalities, graphing skills, and the development of logical thinking skills for problem solving. Placement in this class is based on standardized test scores and recommendations of the middle school math department.

Integrated Math

Course Number: 
4180/4181
Instructors: 
Mrs. Tisha Arens

Course topics include complex numbers, step and piecewise functions, exponential functions, quadratic functions, inverse functions, right triangles, trigonometric functions, and circles, as well as data analysis and modeling. Students approach and explore topics in math through real-world situations, helping them to gain an intuitive understanding of concepts while learning at the appropriate depth and rigor of a standards-based curriculum.

Geometry

Course Number: 
4130/4131
Instructors: 
Mr. Mark Watton

Geometry is a traditional approach to the study of the relationships between plane figures. Points of emphasis include the development of the student’s awareness of the geometric concepts present in the world, formal proofs, logic area relationships, and the deductive and inductive reasoning processes.

Algebra 2

Course Number: 
4140/4141
Instructors: 
Mr. Mark Watton

This is a rigorous course for average and above average students who have completed a year of Algebra and Geometry. Many of the same topics covered in Algebra 1 will be reviewed. A detailed presentation of the concepts of relation and function are given. Emphasis is given to the structure of Algebra and a formal introduction to Trigonometry.

Pre-Calculus

Course Number: 
4150/4151
Instructors: 
Mr. Dustin Phillips

This is a course for the advancement and enrichment of mathematics and to prepare students for Calculus their final year in high school or in college. Besides a basic review of advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, topics covered include: functions, relations, matrices, the nature of graphs and their inverses, analytical Geometry, and derivatives.

Calculus

Course Number: 
4160/4161
Instructors: 
Mr. Dustin Phillips

This course is intended for students who have a special talent in mathematics. It consists of working in Calculus and related topics comparable to courses in colleges and universities. If taken as College Credit Calculus through Concordia Seward the student may receive 4 credit hours from Concordia Seward.

Statistics

Course Number: 
4174
Instructors: 
Mr. Dustin Phillips

This class provides a greater understanding of probability and data analysis. It involves numerical interpretation and designing of graphs based on surveys both designed and given. Students will use technology as well as other methods to gain a vast understanding of what it means to be statistically literate in today’s society.

Middle School Band

Course Number: 
j720
Instructors: 
Mr. Michael Werner

Course Text: Pearson, Bruce. Standard of Excellence: Comprehensive Band Method. Books 2 and 3. Students are educated through the course text to expand on previously learned playing and reading skills. This developmental period demands students accelerate their musical knowledge by increasing their range of pitches, rhythmic vocabulary, knowledge of scales, and proficiency with new key signatures. Application of mature musical concepts such as tone quality, phrasing, and nuance are also explored as students gain awareness and sensitivity.

Middle School Chorus

Course Number: 
j820
Instructors: 
Mr. Joshua Weishaar

This is a non-audition group which concentrates on proper vocal technique, fundamental musicianship, and the particular aspects of choral singing. A variety of styles of music, both sacred and secular, are examined and performed through the literature selected.

Choir

Course Number: 
2320/2321
Instructors: 
Mr. Joshua Weishaar

Students continue to incorporate previously learned skills while expanding their skills. Emphasis is placed on music reading skills through the course text and vocal pedagogy with individual and group exercises. Students share gifts and contribute to the culture of the Lincoln Lutheran community by performing at several school, church, and community events.

High School Band

Course Number: 
2330/2331
Instructors: 
Mr. Michael Werner

Students continue to incorporate previously learned skills while expanding their skill sets. The instructor requests a placement audition. Students continue to build fundamentals and are exposed to high-level musicianship concepts through a varied repertoire and ensemble experience. Students share gifts and contribute to the culture of the Lincoln Lutheran community by performing at several school and public events. Students experience a variety of performance modes in these settings.

Musicianship

Course Number: 
2410
Instructors: 
Mr. Michael Werner

This course is designed to develop individual musicianship skills through studying the elements of harmony, form, and style in music. Song-writing, arranging, composing and listening skills are learned and developed in this course. These elements of music are discussed through comparing and contrasting present day music styles with classical music forms. No previous musical training is required.

Jazz Band

Course Number: 
2334
Instructors: 
Mr. Michael Werner

Students continue to incorporate previously learned skills while learning new skills from the jazz and popular music idioms. Students continue to build fundamentals and are exposed to high-level musicianship concepts through a varied repertoire and ensemble experience. Students share gifts and contribute to the culture of the Lincoln Lutheran community by performing at several school and public events. Students experience a variety of modes in these settings. Large and small ensemble experiences are incorporated to equip students for music making beyond high school.

Science 7

Course Number: 
j780
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Rickords

Specific content studied in seventh grade includes: characteristics of sound, Newton’s Laws of motion, atomic structure, the periodic table, living organisms and kingdoms, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes and space exploration.

Science 8

Course Number: 
j880
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Rickords

Specific content studied in eighth grade includes: characteristics of light, the periodic table and properties of matter, structure and functions of cells, an introduction to genetics and heredity, structure and function of the atmosphere, weather patterns and climate.