Course Catalog

Psychology

Course Number: 
7180
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Survey course of general psychology. Topics include motivation, learning, sensation and perception.

Study Hall

Course Number: 
0110

Resource

Course Number: 
0500

Students identified by State criteria and standards are served by Special Education endorsed LPS assigned instructors.

Leadership

Course Number: 
7104
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

Leadership is designed to promote student growth in the area of leadership. Leadership-related concepts and models are explored using the John Deer Corporation/FFA-funded “Life Knowledge” curriculum. The course includes a lot of small group interaction activities. Members of the Leadership class are also involved in mentoring young people at Trinity Lutheran Elementary School (two days/week), prayer huddle (one day/week), AND planning, facilitating & leading a chapel at Trinity Elementary and at Lincoln Lutheran.

Off-Campus Classes

Course Number: 
0010/0030

With special permission, students may take classes at LPS or area colleges. Credit determined by the school offering the class.

Alternative Schedule

Course Number: 
0050

Allows student to leave campus during free period if the free period falls 1st, 5th, 6th or 8th period.

Teachers Assistant

Course Number: 
0120/0121

Students may work as teacher assistants for credit. The teacher for whom they wish to T/A must agree to the assignment and be responsible for the student.

Independent reading in christian thought

Course Number: 
9334
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

Senior students may take this course in addition to the standard/required courses. 

Students will focus on a specific area of Christian thought that holds particular interest and significance. Students will then do focused reading and research of historical and modern Christian thought related to that area.

Old Testament Characters (Religion 6)

Course Number: 
j690
Instructors: 
Mr. Sean Wieting

The 6th grade theology class focuses on characters and lessons from the Old Testament. Students will explore the narratives of a number of different Old Testament characters, such as Abraham, Moses, Ruth, David, and Solomon, and consider how God was working in their lives, and how the examples and lessons of these characters can be applied to the life of the Christian in the present day.

The Life of Christ (Religion 7)

Course Number: 
j790
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

The 7th grade theology class focuses on the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students will explore the narratives of Christ’s birth, Jesus’ life and ministry, the call of the Disciples, and Christ’s death and resurrection. The class will focus on understanding the context of Jesus’ life and ministry within its historical setting, and connecting the lessons of the Gospels to the lives of modern Christians.

 

Israel and the Covenant

Course Number: 
9210/9211
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

This course focuses on Israel as the “chosen nation,” the covenant agreement made between God and Israel, and the ultimate fulfillment of the covenant through the person and work of Jesus Christ. It studies the origin and history of Israel, the prophetic promise of the Messiah, and the fulfillment of those prophecies through Christ. The class covers various Old Testament and New Testament books, with a focus on how these books consistently illustrate God’s work of salvation.

Christ and the Church

Course Number: 
9220/9221
Instructors: 
Mr. Nathan Bassett

This course focuses on Christ as the foundation of the Church, and follows the growth of the Church from the time of the Apostles to the present day. It studies how God acted directly in history to bring about our salvation, the problems and issues faced by the Church, and how these relate to problems and issues faced by the Church today. The class covers topics such as the life of Christ, the Acts of the Apostles, the Church in the Roman Empire, the Medieval Church and the Reformation, and Christian persecution.

Christian Apologetics

Course Number: 
9230/9231
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Schoettlin

This course focuses on the basic teachings of the Christian Church, with emphasis on how to articulate and defend Christian doctrine to the world. Students will learn the basic Christian doctrine that unites the whole Christian Church, as well as the specific doctrinal viewpoint of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its corresponding Scriptural basis. Additionally, students will explore a number of different world religions and worldviews, and compare the teachings of these religions to the Christian faith.

 

Christian Ethics

Course Number: 
9240/9241

This course focuses on the various aspects of the Christian life, and stresses the application of Christian teachings in the students’ lives, decisions, and relationships. Students will explore a number of different issues faced by the Christian in the present day, and learn how Biblical lessons and truths relate to these issues. The class will cover such topics as the place of good works in the Christian life, gender and relationships, religion and politics, Christianity and culture, and spiritual gifts.