2021 2022 MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC CATALOG - Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ - Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

 
2021 2022 MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC CATALOG - Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ - Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
C U YA H O G A VA L L E Y C H R I S T I A N A C A D E M Y

Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ

2021 MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
2022 ACADEMIC CATALOG
CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

                                               OUR CORE VALUES…
                                               C hrist-Centered Education
                                               V alue the Whole Student
                                               C ommunity that Trains and Mentors
                                               Authentic Faith

    CVCA GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT		Phone
    			                                                                                                              Email                          330-929-0575
    Sara Fridline.........................Grade 12 Advisor; College Placement Director....................sfridline@cvcaroyals.org........................ ext. 308
    Scott Iannetta..................... Middle School Principal................................................................ siannetta@cvcaroyals.org......................ext. 620
    Steve Kasiguran.................Grade 10 Advisor; International Students..............................skasiguran@cvcaroyals.org.................. ext. 231
    Emily Knapp........................ Director of OASIS; MS School Counselor................................ eknapp@cvcaroyals.org..........................ext. 653
    Emery Nickerson................Assistant Headmaster for Instruction......................................enickerson@cvcaroyals.org.................. ext. 206
    Maureen Plum....................Grade 9 Advisor; Testing Coordinator......................................mplum@cvcaroyals.org......................... ext. 310
    Randy Tomich.....................Grade 11 Advisor; Director of Guidance.................................rtomich@cvcaroyals.org........................ ext. 304
EDUCATING AND CULTIVATING SERVANTS FOR CHRIST

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Grading Scale.......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
OASIS and Study Hall........................................................................................................................................................... 5
Middle School Information................................................................................................................................................ 6
       Curriculum Overview............................................................................................................................................ 6
       C7.................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
       Grade Level Retreats............................................................................................................................................. 7
       Jterm/Mterm............................................................................................................................................................ 7
High School Information.................................................................................................................................................... 8
       Curriculum Overview............................................................................................................................................ 8
       Graduation Requirements................................................................................................................................... 9
       Model Academic Plans.......................................................................................................................................10
       Schools of Distinction.........................................................................................................................................12
       School of Classics.................................................................................................................................................12
       Jterm/Mterm..........................................................................................................................................................13
       Study Abroad Opportunities............................................................................................................................13
       College Credit Options.......................................................................................................................................13
       Honors/AP Prerequisites....................................................................................................................................14
       Graduation Honors..............................................................................................................................................14
Bible .....................................................................................................................................................................................15
      School of Ministry (SOM)...................................................................................................................................17
English......................................................................................................................................................................................18
Fine Arts .................................................................................................................................................................................21
       Digital Media & Design.......................................................................................................................................21
       Handbells................................................................................................................................................................22
       Instrumental Music..............................................................................................................................................22
       Visual Art..................................................................................................................................................................23
       Vocal Music.............................................................................................................................................................25
       Music Theory..........................................................................................................................................................26
Interdisciplinary...................................................................................................................................................................27
        AP Capstone...........................................................................................................................................................27
        Leadership..............................................................................................................................................................27
        School of Arts and Humanities (SOAH)........................................................................................................27
        School of Classics.................................................................................................................................................28
        Technology.............................................................................................................................................................28
Mathematics.........................................................................................................................................................................29
Physical Education & Health............................................................................................................................................32
Science....................................................................................................................................................................................34
       School of Engineering (SOE)............................................................................................................................36
       School of Medical Professions (SOMP).........................................................................................................37
Social Studies........................................................................................................................................................................38
        School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SOBE).........................................................................................40
World Languages................................................................................................................................................................41
Middle School Schedule Planning Guide...................................................................................................................45
High School Schedule Planning Guide.......................................................................................................................46

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CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  WELCOME TO CVCA

  Welcome to CVCA! For new students, we look forward to getting to know you and your God-given strengths and abilities.
  For all students, we are excited that you have chosen to travel with us on one of the most important journeys you can take:
  an education preparing you for God’s calling on your life.

  6th and 7th grade students enroll in grade-level Bible, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses, and most benefit
  from having one study hall incorporated into their schedule as well. World Language, Physical Education/Health, Fine Arts, and
  Technology courses are offered on a rotating basis throughout each week in the 6th and 7th grades. Students must also select
  a fine art course from among the options available for their grade level. Students selecting a high school level performing fine
  art class are scheduled for their grade-level technology course during their study hall.

  8th grade students enroll in grade-level Bible, English, and Social Studies. In the areas of Math and Science, introductory high
  school level courses are available to qualified students in addition to grade-level courses. Students must also select two elec-
  tives from among the academic disciplines of Fine Arts, Technology, PE/Health, and World Language. Electives in the Fine Arts
  and World Language for 8th grade students are offered at the introductory high school level. Students are expected to main-
  tain at least a “B” average in high school level courses, and the grade earned is included in the student’s high school GPA.

  High school students must enroll in a Bible, English, and Math course each semester. Model academic plans with suggested
  course scheduling to achieve a variety of Ohio Honors Diplomas are provided on pages 10-11 of this catalog. It is important to
  ensure that your schedule is appropriately rigorous for your academic gifts and abilities.

  We encourage you to complete the Schedule Planning Guides at the end of this academic catalog, planning ahead for your full
  middle school and high school experience. As you plan for the future, consider graduation requirements, the opportunities
  available in Schools of Distinction in grades 11 and 12 (page 12), and Advance Placement (AP) and College Level courses (CL)
  in grades 10-12 (pages 13-14).

  If you have any questions regarding school course scheduling, please do not hesitate to contact the Guidance Office or me
  directly.

  In Christ,
  L. Emery Nickerson II
  Assistant Headmaster for Instruction

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CVCA GRADING SCALE

                                                                                      Grade Points
    Earned Percentage         Letter Grade
                                                   College Prep Course         Enriched or Honors Course           AP or CL Course

       99-100                       A+                       4.3                            4.8                           5.3

       92-98                        A                        4.0                            4.5                           5.0

       90-91                        A-                       3.7                            4.2                           4.7

       88-89                        B+                       3.3                            3.7                           4.1

       82-87                        B                        3.0                            3.35                          3.7

       80-81                        B-                       2.7                            3.0                           3.3

       78-79                        C+                       2.3                            2.55                          2.8

       74-77                        C                        2.0                            2.2                           2.4

       72-73                        C-                       1.7                            1.7                           1.7

       70-71                        D+                       1.3                            1.3                           1.3

       67-69                        D                        1.0                            1.0                           1.0

       65-66                        D-                       0.7                            0.7                           0.7

       64 and below                 F                        0                              0                             0

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS
AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES (OASIS)
OASIS seeks to help students discover their unique learning styles and needs, improve their study or organizational skills, and increase
their academic success. OASIS is not intended to serve as formal academic tutoring. New students may be assigned to OASIS by the
Admissions Committee and returning students may be assigned to OASIS based on their academic performance during the prior quar-
ter. If a parent believes their child would benefit from OASIS services, they are encouraged to contact the Director of OASIS to discuss.

STUDY HALL, STUDY TABLES,
AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TIME (PRT)
All middle school students with an open period participate in a Study Hall guided by OASIS faculty. Study Hall is a time set aside for
reviewing lessons, reading, working on assignments, and reflecting on learning. Additionally, middle school students may be assigned to
Study Tables that take place during lunch. Study Tables provide an extra measure of accountability for students who demonstrate a pat-
tern of not being academically prepared for class.

High school students with an open period may be assigned to Study Hall or Personal Responsibility Time (PRT). Responsible time manage-
ment is an important skill to develop, and PRT is designed to give students guided freedom in making choices in how to use their open
periods. High school students who are on academic or behavioral watch, warning, or probation are assigned to a traditional, proctored
Study Hall instead of PRT. New high school students may be assigned to Study Hall instead of PRT by the Admissions Committee.

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CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  MIDDLE SCHOOL
  CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

            SUBJECT                       GRADE 6                               GRADE 7                               GRADE 8

                                  God and His Word:                     The Life of Christ:                  Early Church Ministry and
         BIBLE
                                  Persons and Attributes                The Gospel of Luke                   Beliefs: Acts and Epistles

         ENGLISH                  English 6                             English 7                            English 8

                                                                                                             Pre-algebra 8
         MATH                     Problem Solving                       Pre-algebra 7                        OR
                                                                                                             Algebra 1 ^ HS

                                                                                                             Applied Physical and
         SCIENCE                  Climate and Earth Science             Ecology and Life Science             Space Science OR
                                                                                                             Physical Science ^ HS

         SOCIAL STUDIES           Ancient Civilizations                 Western Civilizations                Early American History

                                  Fine Arts Electives*                  Fine Arts Electives*                 Fine Arts Electives**
                                  Handbells 1 ^ HS                      Handbells 1 ^ HS                     Art 1 Foundations HS
                                  Instrumental Techniques               Instrumental Techniques              Band ^ HS
                                  Middle School Band 6 ^                Middle School Band 7 ^               Gospel Choir HS
         FINE ARTS                Middle School Choir 6                 Middle School Choir 7                Handbells 1 ^ HS
         and
                                  String Orchestra ^ HS                 String Orchestra ^ HS                String Orchestra ^ HS
         TECHNOLOGY+
                                  Middle School Visual Art 6            Middle School Visual Art 7           Women’s Chorale ^ HS

                                  Technology                            Technology                           Technology**
                                  Keyboarding and                       Coding Exploration and               Middle School Media and
                                  Beginning Coding                      Keyboarding                          Design

                                  P.E. and Health                       P.E. and Health                      P.E. and Health**
                                  P.E. and Health 6                     Boys P.E. and Health 7               Boys P.E. and Health 8
         P.E.
                                                                        Girls P.E. and Health 7              Girls P.E. and Health 8
         HEALTH                   World Language
         and                      Language and Culture:                 World Language                       World Language**
         WORLD                    Foundations                           Language and Culture:                Latin 1 ^ HS
         LANGUAGES+                                                     Practical Applications               Mandarin Chinese 1 ^ HS
                                                                                                             Spanish 1 ^ HS

         STUDY HALL                                   One study hall is recommended for all middle school students.

     Students in 6th and 7th grade alternate classes in Fine Arts and Technology and in P.E./Health and World Language each week.
   +	

   * Students in 6th and 7th grade select one Fine Arts elective.
  ** Students in Grade 8 select two electives from Fine Arts, Technology, P.E./Health, and World Language.
   ^
     Instructor/Departmental Approval Required
  HS
     Offered for high school credit

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MIDDLE SCHOOL C7 EXPERIENCE
The CVCA Middle School program engages students through                     their knowledge to life by way of biblical wisdom, communicate
Christ-centered learning, challenging them to develop genuine               their understanding to others clearly, and work together with
curiosity, strong critical thinking, collaboration skills, creativity,      others having different perspectives toward greater under-
effective communication, and Gospel-focused compassion. We                  standing and/or creativity. The objectives of the C7 Experience are
collectively refer to these objectives as the C7 Experience and             adopted throughout the middle school program so that CVCA
work toward them in our classrooms as well as on special C7 days            students may garner the skills, attitudes, and abilities necessary to
scattered throughout the academic year.                                     maximize gospel influence in our ever changing culture.

The C7 Experience seeks to create the highest levels of active              C7 is not always clean and neat; sometimes it is outside the box
student engagement birthed from intrinsic motivation and                    and avant-garde. C7 is a willingness to think differently and some-
curiosity. Students in the 21st century have access to more infor-          times to challenge the status quo. It creates an educational envi-
mation than ever before. However, young people must develop                 ronment that values investigation by students problem solving
discernment to understand the differences between information/              based on relevant questions.
knowledge and wisdom. It is not enough to compile knowledge
without the ability to think critically; students must learn to apply

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE LEVEL RETREATS
Ignition – Grade 6                                                          include tackling the ropes course, kayaking, indoor rock climbing,
Ignition is a unifying and fun start to students’ time at CVCA.             a zipline, swimming, hiking, and outdoor adventures. In the
Ice-breaking, team building activities, worship, and opportunities          evening, students are challenged to grow closer to the Lord and
to get to know classmates and teachers are all wrapped into this            to one another during chapels and campfire times that include
beginning orientation and sixth grade community-building expe-              worship, skits, and messages.
rience. Ignition eases the transition into CVCA with a two-day/
one-night trip to a local Christian camp that builds bonds, eases           LaunchPoint – Grade 8
anxieties, and prepares the entire 6th grade class to be successful         LaunchPoint is a team-building half-day of fun where both
in their first year at CVCA.                                                returning and new 8th graders get to know each other and recon-
                                                                            nect for the new school year. Working as Connections groups,
JumpStart – Grade 7                                                         students face various challenges requiring them to work together
As the school year begins, the incoming 7th grade class travels             to accomplish a goal. Plenty of social time with friends is included,
together for a three-day/two-night adventure at a Christian camp.           and we spend time preparing spiritually for the school year
Students have the opportunity to meet new friends and new                   ahead.
teachers during these action-packed days. Adventure activities

MIDDLE SCHOOL JTERM OR MTERM
Excelerate – Grade 6                                                        Prepare to Believe – Grade 8
Excelerate is built to give sixth graders a break from their daily          Eighth graders travel on a trip of a lifetime where they walk
school schedule to have fun bonding and learning with their                 through history as described by God in the Bible. Day one lands
classmates and teachers. Students engage in activities that                 them at the Creation Museum where there are over 140 state-of-
promote growth toward the mission of the school, Educating and              the-art exhibits portraying the seven C’s of history from a biblical
Cultivating Servants for Christ. Designed to encourage students to          worldview: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ,
finish the year well, Excelerate is a three-day adventure that will         Cross, and Consummation. Students come up close for an insid-
challenge the students academically, socially, and spiritually as           er’s view of the creation of the universe. Day two lands them on
they begin to look toward the seventh grade.                                a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark as described in Genesis, over one
                                                                            and a half football fields in length. Inside the ark they visit exhibits
Elevate – Grade 7                                                           showing artistic renderings of what animals may have looked
Elevate is a Jterm/Mterm experience for seventh graders. This               like and how they could all fit inside the ark. Challenges of food,
retreat picks up where JumpStart left off and gives students a              water, waste, and survival are explored, all from a biblical perspec-
great opportunity to bond as a class, deepen friendships, try               tive. A stop at the National Air Force Museum on our way home
new things, and develop a closer relationship with God. Cabins              is a jaw-dropping experience for students as they see the science
are led by godly alumni mentors who are incredible examples                 that God created played out in both air and space. This Jterm/
to our seventh graders of what it means to live a life of faith and         Mterm experience is a memorable one for eighth graders as the
devotion to Christ. Each day is filled with fun activities and unique       pages of Scripture are brought to life, showing overwhelming
opportunities like horseback riding and paintball. In the evenings,         evidence that supports the biblical account of history.
students connect with God through chapel and worship and hear
from God’s Word. Elevate is more than just a fun retreat; it is an
opportunity to experience spiritual transformation.

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CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
  Please see course descriptions for prerequisites.
  Elective courses will be scheduled if minimum enrollments are met.

  BIBLE                               Grade   Level Credits     Design and Digital Media				                                         SOCIAL STUDIES                         Grade Level Credits
  Old Testament Survey                  9      CP      1        Video Media                9-12 CP 1                                 Global Studies                            9   CP      1
  New Testament Survey                 10      CP      1        Advanced Multimedia       10-12 CP 1                                 Modern American History                  10   CP      1
  Applied Theology                     11      CP     0.5       Graphic Design             9-12 CP 1                                 AP United States History                 10   AP      1
  Biblical Theology                    11      CP     0.5       Photography                9-12 CP 1                                 Government                             11-12 CP      0.5
  Apologetics                          12      CP      1        Yearbook                  10-12 CP 1                                 AP United States Government & Politics 11-12 AP      0.5
  Apologetics Honors (CL 1st Sem.)     12     CL-H     1                                                                             Economics                              11-12 CP      0.5
                                                                				 AP Macro & Microeconomics                                                                              11-12 AP       1
  Ministry School of Distinction				                            INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTIVES                      Grade Level Credits
                                                                                                                                     African American History               11-12 CP      0.5
  Biblical Greek                         11-12 CP  1            AP Computer Science Principles                    9-12 AP       1    Cold War & Beyond                      10-12 CP      0.5
  Minor Prophets                         11-12 CP 0.5           AP Seminar                                       10-11 AP       1    Psychology                             11-12 CP      0.5
  Worship Leadership                     11-12 CP  1            AP Research                                      11-12 AP       1    Sociology                              11-12 CP      0.5
  Foundations of Christian Relationships 12    CP 0.5           Computer Concepts                                 9-12  CP     0.5   World Wars                             10-12 CP      0.5
  Practical Christian Ministry           11-12 CP  1            Leadership                                       11-12 CP     0.25   CL World History II                    11-12 CL      0.5
                                                                Honors Humanities 1                                 9   CP      2
  				                                                                                                                               Business & Entrepreneurship School of Distinction
  ENGLISH                                 Grade Level Credits   Arts & Humanities School of Distinction                              Intro. to Accounting and Business        11   CP     0.5
  Speech & Debate                         9-12   CP     0.5     Creativity & Reason                                11   CP     0.5   Principles of Marketing                  11   CP     0.5
  English Literature & Composition 1        9   CP, E    1      Capstone: Arts & Humanities                        12   CP    0.25   Strategic Entrepreneurship               12   CP     0.5
  English Literature & Composition 2       10    CP      1                                                                           Business Management                      12   CP     0.5

  English Literature & Composition 3       11    CP      1
                                                                MATHEMATICS                                      Grade Level Credits
  English Literature & Composition Honors 10-11   H      1
                                                                Algebra 1                                           9   CP      1
  CL English Comp & Literature in Society 11-12 CL       1                                                                           WORLD LANGUAGE                         Grade Level Credits
                                                                Algebra 2                                        9-10 CP, H     1
  AP English Language & Composition 11-12 AP             1                                                                           Latin 1                                 9-12  CP      1
                                                                Geometry                                          9-11 CP, H    1
  AP English Literature & Composition 11-12 AP           1                                                                           Latin 2                                 9-12  CP      1
                                                                Advanced Algebra with Financial Apps 11-12 CP                   1
                                                                                                                                     Latin 3                                10-12   H      1
  Elective				                                                  Probability & Intro. to Statistics (CL 2nd Sem.) 11-12 CP-CL    1
                                                                                                                                     Latin 4                                11-12   H      1
  CL Introduction to Creative Writing 11-12 CL 0.5              Precalculus (CL 2nd Sem.)                        10-12 CP-CL 1
                                                                                                                                     AP Latin                               11-12 AP       1
                                                                Precalculus Honors (CL 1st Sem.)                 10-12 CL-H     1
  				                                                                                                                               Mandarin Chinese 1                      9-12  CP      1
                                                                AP Calculus AB                                   11-12 AP       1
  FINE ARTS       Grade Level Credits                                                                                                Mandarin Chinese 2                      9-12  CP      1
                                                                AP Calculus BC                                   11-12 AP       1
  Vocal Music				                                                                                                                    Mandarin Chinese 3                     10-12   H      1
                                                                AP Statistics                                    11-12 AP       1
  Concert Choir    9-12  CP      1                                                                                                   Mandarin Chinese 4                     11-12   H      1
  Gospel Choir     9-12  CP      1                              				 AP Chinese Language and Culture                                                                        11-12 AP       1
  Women’s Chorale  9-12  CP      1                              PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH                      Grade Level Credits Spanish 1                               9-12  CP      1
  Chamber Singers 10-12 CP       1                              Boys Health                                       9-12  CP     0.5   Spanish 2                               9-12 CP, E    1
                                                                Girls Health                                      9-12  CP     0.5   Spanish 3                              10-12 CP, H    1
  Instrumental Music
                                                                PE Coed (2 semesters satisfy PE requirement) 9-12       CP     0.5   Spanish 4                              11-12   H      1
  Band                              9-12 CP   1
                                                                PE Waiver (2 waivers satisfy PE requirement) 9-12        –      0    AP Spanish Language and Culture        11-12 AP       1
  Color Guard                       9-12 CP 0.25
  Handbells 1                        9   CP   1

  Handbells 2                       9-12 CP   1
                                                 SCIENCE                                Grade Level Credits
  String Orchestra                  9-12 CP   1
                                                 Physical Science                       9-10   CP      1
  Music Theory				 Biology                                                              9-10 CP, E     1
  AP Music Theory                  11-12 AP   1  Chemistry                              10-11 CP, H    1
                                                 Anatomy & Physiology                   11-12 CP       1
  Visual Arts
                                                 Physics                                11-12 CP       1
  Art 1: Foundations - 2D & 3D      9-12 CP   1
                                                 AP Biology                             11-12 AP       1
  Art 2: 2D Drawing                 9-12 CP  0.5
                                                 AP Chemistry                           11-12 AP       1
  Art 2: 2D Painting                9-12 CP  0.5
                                                 AP Physics 1                           11-12 AP       1
  Art 2: 3D Clay & Sculpture        9-12 CP  0.5
  Art 2: 3D Fiber Arts & Textiles   9-12 CP  0.5 Engineering School of Distinction
  Art 3: 2D Advanced Art/Portfolio 10-12 H    1  Engineering Method & Team Prob. Solving 11    CP     0.5
  Art 3: 3D Advanced Art/Portfolio 10-12 H    1  Project Based Mechanical & Civil Eng.    11   CP     0.5
  Art 4: 2D                        11-12 H    1  Project Based Electrical & Computer Eng. 12   CP     0.5                                 AP = Advanced Placement
  Art 4: 3D                        11-12 H    1  Aeronautical Eng. and Senior Capstone 12      CP     0.5                                 CL = College Level
  AP Drawing                       11-12 AP   1
                                                 Medical Professions School of Distinction			                                             CP = College Prep
  AP 2D Art and Design             11-12 AP   1
                                                 CL Human Anatomy & Physiology            11   CL      1
  AP 3D Art and Design             11-12 AP   1                                                                                           E = Enriched
                                                 Medical Professions Seminar              12   CP     0.5
                                                 Medical Professions Modules              12   CP     0.5                                 H = Honors

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HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                    O H I O D E PA R T M E N T O F E D U C AT I O N H O N O R S D I P L O M A S
                                                                                                                                                                                               Social Science &
                                                    CVCA DIPLOMA                            Academic                             STEM                                Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                              Civic Engagement

    Bible1                                                     4                                  4                                 4                                  4                                  4

    English                                                    4                                  4                                 4                                  4                                  4

    Mathematics2                                               4                                  4                                515                                 4                                  4

    Science3                                                   3                                 415                               515                                 3                                  3

    Social Studies4                                            3                                 415                                3                                  3                                 515

    World Language5                                            2                              3 or 415                          3 or 415                           3 or 415                           3 or 415

    Fine Arts                                                  1                                  1                                 1                                 415                                 1

    PE6                                                    0.5 or 0                           0.5 or 0                          0.5 or 0                           0.5 or 0                           0.5 or 0

    Health                                                    0.5                                0.5                               0.5                                0.5                                0.5

    Speech & Debate                                           0.5                                0.5                               0.5                                0.5                                0.5

    Technology7                                            0.5 or 0                           0.5 or 0                          0.5 or 0                           0.5 or 0                           0.5 or 0

    Electives                                             Variable                           Variable                         Variable8, 15                     Variable8, 15                      Variable8, 15

    TOTAL CREDITS9                                            24                                 24                                24                                 24                                 24

    Jterm/Mterm10                                         Required                          Required                           Required                           Required                           Required

    Ohio Graduation Requirement11                         Required                          Required                           Required                           Required                           Required

    GPA                                                       —                            3.50/4.0015                        3.50/4.0015                        3.50/4.0015                       3.50/4.0015

                                                                                            Required                           Required                           Required                           Required
    ACT/SAT12                                             Required                      27 ACT/1280 SAT15                  27 ACT/1280 SAT15                 27 ACT/1280 SAT15                  27 ACT/1280 SAT15

    Field Experience13                                        —                                  —                                Yes15                              Yes15                              Yes15

    Portfolio14                                               —                                  —                                Yes15                              Yes15                              Yes15

Clarifying Footnotes for Academic Graduation Requirements                                                      8
                                                                                                                   F or the STEM Honors Diploma, 2 additional elective credits must have a focus in STEM courses. For an
                                                                                                                    Arts Honors Diploma, 2 additional elective credits must have a focus in fine arts course work. For a
1	
    One half credit in Bible per semester enrolled at CVCA is required. Regardless of how many Bible
                                                                                                                    Social Science and Civic Engagement Honors Diploma, 3 additional elective credits must have a focus
    credits are required based on time of enrollment, a CVCA diploma requires a minimum of 24 credits.
                                                                                                                    in social sciences and/or civics.
2
 	Must include Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and one higher level course (Upper Level Math Elective)        9
                                                                                                               	A CVCA diploma requires a minimum of 24 credits, and in order to meet ODE guidelines, at least 20 of
   or equivalent.                                                                                                the required credits must be in non-Bible and non-SOM courses.
3
 	At least two units of advanced science are required for both the Academic and STEM honors diplomas.         	A full Jterm/Mterm credit is required for each complete academic year of enrollment at CVCA.
                                                                                                              10

   Students must include Biology, Chemistry, and either Physical Science or Physics in grades 9-12.
                                                                                                              11
                                                                                                                   Students must meet high school graduation testing requirements as defined by ODE.
4
 	Must include Global Studies (1 credit, fulfills ODE World History and Civilizations requirement), Ameri-
   can History (1 credit), Government (½ credit), and Economics (½ credit meeting the ODE Financial
                                                                                                              12
                                                                                                                   Students must take and send CVCA the official scores for both the SAT and ACT.
   Literacy requirement) or equivalent.                                                                       13
                                                                                                                   Field Experience refers to experiential learning in either an internship or apprenticeship.
5
 	Two credits in the same language are required for a CVCA high school diploma. Three credits in one
                                                                                                               	The Student Portfolio is a collection of experiential learning and competencies based on the student’s
                                                                                                              14
   language OR two credits in each of two languages are required for all honors diplomas.
                                                                                                                 field experiences. Students will engage with professionals or scholars in the field while developing
                                                                                                                 their own portfolio or ePortfolio of original work that documents their technical, critical, and creative
6
 	May be met with one full year (½ credit) of Physical Education or two PE waivers (no credit; earned by
                                                                                                                 skills representative of their honor’s focus. Students’ work must be reviewed and evaluated by scholars
   participating in two full seasons of interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, marching band/color guard,
                                                                                                                 or professionals within the field/area of study (not CVCA staff) in which the students’ work is focused.
   or show choir in high school).
                                                                                                                 Students must give a presentation to showcase the work and provide an analysis of it to the school
                                                                                                                 and local community. If the student does not complete a field experience, the portfolio can be based
7
 	Students must either successfully complete Computer Concepts or demonstrate minimum typing
                                                                                                                 on a collection of work related to the student’s honors diploma area of focus.
   fluency of at least 40 words per minute with 95% accuracy using correct typing form.
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                                                                                                                   ODE requires students to fulfill all but one of these requirements to earn each respective honors diploma.

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  MODEL HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC PLANS
  AP = Advanced Placement                                        CL = College Level         CP = College Prep                  • Additional electives may be selected instead of open periods.
  E = Enriched H = Honors                                                                                                      •	Students in grades 9-11 must register for at least seven classes each semester.
                                                                                                                               • Students in grade 12 must register for at least six class.

                                                                               GRADE 9                                      GRADE 10                                  GRADE 11                                 GRADE 12
                                                                      Old Testament Survey                        New Testament Survey                      Biblical/Applied Theology                         Apologetics
                                                      Bible
                                                                               CP                                          CP                                           CP                                      CP, CL
  TO EARN AN ACADEMIC HONORS DIPLOMA

                                                                    Literature & Composition                    Literature & Composition                   Upper Level English Course               Upper Level English Course
                                                   English
                                                                               CP, E                                       CP, H                                   CP, CL, AP                                CL, AP

                                                                               Algebra 2                                    Geometry                        Upper Level Math Course                  Upper Level Math Course
                                           Mathematics
                                                                                 CP, H                                        CP, H                              CP, H, CL, AP                            CP, H, CL, AP

                                                                                Biology                                     Chemistry                                   Physics                      Advanced Science Course
                                                  Science
                                                                                 CP, E                                        CP, H                                     CP, AP                               CP, AP

                                                                           Global Studies                          United States History                      Social Studies Electives              Government & Economics
                                          Social Studies
                                                                                CP                                        CP, AP                                     CP, CL, AP                            CP, AP
                                                                         World Language 1                            World Language 2                            World Language 3
                                       World Language                           CP                                         CP, E                                       CP, H

                                                                          Fine Arts Elective             Speech & Debate                 Health
                                                                                                                                                                     AP Seminar*                             AP Research*
                                                                                 CP                            CP                         CP
                                                 Electives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Elective
                                                                                                                                                                                                              CP, H, CL, AP

                                       PRT or Study Hall                   1 Open Period                                1 Open Period                               1 Open Period                           1 Open Period

                                       *Courses required for the AP Capstone Diploma or AP Seminar & Research Certificate
                                       This example is one way to meet course requirements for the Academic Honors diploma. It assumes students demonstrate typing proficiency, test out of Computer Concepts, and earn two PE waivers
                                       through participation in the CVCA co-curricular program. There are other possible paths and other requirements for the Academic Honors diploma.

                                                                               GRADE 9                             GRADE 10                                  GRADE 11                                        GRADE 12
                                                                       Old Testament Survey                New Testament Survey                    Biblical/Applied Theology                                Apologetics
                                                       Bible
                                                                                CP                                  CP                                         CP                                             CP, CL
                                                                    Literature & Composition             Literature & Composition                 Upper Level English Course                     Upper Level English Course
                                                    English
                                                                               CP, E                                CP, H                                 CP, CL, AP                                      CL, AP
  TO EARN AN ARTS HONORS DIPLOMA

                                                                               Algebra 2                           Geometry                        Upper Level Math Course                         Upper Level Math Course
                                            Mathematics
                                                                                 CP, H                               CP, H                               CP, H, CL, AP                                  CP, H, CL, AP
                                                                                Biology                            Chemistry                                   Physics
                                                   Science
                                                                                 CP, E                               CP, H                                     CP, AP
                                                                            Global Studies                  United States History                                                                 Government & Economics
                                           Social Studies
                                                                                 CP                                CP, AP                                                                                CP, AP
                                                                         World Language 1                     World Language 2                          World Language 3
                                       World Language                           CP                                  CP, E                                     CP, H

                                                                          Fine Arts Elective                   Fine Arts Elective                        Fine Arts Elective                             Fine Arts Elective
                                                                                 CP                                   CP                                     CP, H, AP                                      CP, H, AP
                                                                                                                                              SOAH* Elective Fine Arts Elective                         Fine Arts Elective
                                                  Electives
                                                                                                                                                  CP                CP                                      CP, H, AP
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Health           Speech & Debate
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CP                    CP

                                       PRT or Study Hall                    1 Open Period                       1 Open Period                              1 Open Period                                  1 Open Period

                                       *School of Arts and Humanities (SOAH)
                                       This example is one way to meet course requirements for the Arts Honors diploma. It assumes students demonstrate typing proficiency, test out of Computer Concepts, and earn two PE waivers through
                                       participation in the CVCA co-curricular program. There are other possible paths and other requirements for the Arts Honors diploma.

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MODEL HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC PLANS continued
AP = Advanced Placement                                                                 CL = College Level          CP = College Prep                  • Additional electives may be selected instead of open periods.
E = Enriched H = Honors                                                                                                                                •	Students in grades 9-11 must register for at least seven classes each semester.
                                                                                                                                                       • Students in grade 12 must register for at least six class.

                                                                                                       GRADE 9                                     GRADE 10                                     GRADE 11                                 GRADE 12
TO EARN A SOCIAL SCIENCE & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT HONORS DIPLOMA

                                                                                               Old Testament Survey                        New Testament Survey                       Biblical/Applied Theology                         Apologetics
                                                                             Bible
                                                                                                        CP                                          CP                                            CP                                      CP, CL

                                                                                            Literature & Composition                     Literature & Composition                   Upper Level English Course                Upper Level English Course
                                                                          English
                                                                                                       CP, E                                        CP, H                                   CP, CL, AP                                 CL, AP

                                                                                                       Algebra 2                                   Geometry                           Upper Level Math Course                  Upper Level Math Course
                                                                  Mathematics
                                                                                                         CP, H                                       CP, H                                  CP, H, CL, AP                           CP, H, CL, AP

                                                                                                        Biology                                    Chemistry                                      Physics
                                                                         Science
                                                                                                         CP, E                                       CP, H                                        CP, AP

                                                                                                    Global Studies                          United States History                            AP Economics                   Govt. & Social Studies Elective
                                                                 Social Studies
                                                                                                         CP                                        CP, AP                                        CP, H                                  CP, AP
                                                                                                 World Language 1                             World Language 2                             World Language 3
                                                             World Language                             CP                                          CP, E                                        CP, H

                                                                                                  Fine Arts Elective               Speech & Debate                Health                     SOBE* Elective                           SOBE* Elective
                                                                                                         CP                              CP                        CP                            CP                                       CP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Social Studies Elective
                                                                        Electives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Social Studies Elective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CP

                                                             PRT or Study Hall                      1 Open Period                               1 Open Period                                1 Open Period                            1 Open Period

                                                             *School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SOBE)
                                                             • This example is one way to meet course requirements for the Social Science & Civic Engagement Honors diploma. It assumes students demonstrate typing proficiency, test out of Computer Concepts, and
                                                                earn two PE waivers through participation in the CVCA co-curricular program. There are other possible paths and other requirements for the Social Science & Civic Engagement Honors diploma.

                                                                                                        GRADE 9                                    GRADE 10                                    GRADE 11                                  GRADE 12
                                                                                               Old Testament Survey                       New Testament Survey                      Biblical/Applied Theology                           Apologetics
                                                                             Bible
                                                                                                        CP                                         CP                                           CP                                        CP, CL
                                                                                             Literature & Composition                    Literature & Composition                  Upper Level English Course                Upper Level English Course
                                                                          English
TO EARN A STEM HONORS DIPLOMA

                                                                                                        CP, E                                       CP, H                                  CP, CL, AP                                 CL, AP
                                                                                                       Algebra 2                                   Geometry                         Upper Level Math Course                    Upper Level Math Course
                                                                  Mathematics
                                                                                                         CP, H                                       CP, H                                CP, H, CL, AP                             CP, H, CL, AP
                                                                                                         Biology                                   Chemistry                                     Physics                      Advanced Science Course
                                                                         Science
                                                                                                          CP, E                                      CP, H                                       CP, AP                               CP, AP
                                                                                                    Global Studies                         United States History                                                              Government & Economics
                                                                 Social Studies
                                                                                                         CP                                       CP, AP                                                                              CP, A
                                                                                                  World Language 1                           World Language 2                            World Language 3
                                                             World Language                              CP                                        CP, E                                       CP, H

                                                                                                  Fine Arts Elective               Speech & Debate               Health              SOE* or SOMP* Elective                    SOE* or SOMP* Elective
                                                                                                         CP                              CP                       CP                          CP, CL                                     CP
                                                                        Electives
                                                                                                                                                                                    Advanced Science Course                   Advanced Science Course
                                                                                                                                                                                            CP, AP                                    CP, AP

                                                             PRT or Study Hall                      1 Open Period                               1 Open Period                               1 Open Period                             1 Open Period

                                                             *School of Engineering (SOE); School of Medical Professions (SOMP).
                                                             This example is one way to meet course requirements for the STEM Honors diploma. It assumes students demonstrate typing proficiency, test out of Computer Concepts, and earn two PE waivers through
                                                             participation in the CVCA co-curricular program. There are other possible paths and other requirements for the STEM Honors diploma.

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  HIGH SCHOOL
  SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION
  CVCA sophomores may apply to one of five Schools of Distinction (SOD), each organized around a specific career field. SOD students
  accepted to the program take specialized courses as juniors and seniors. These are listed in the table below with course descriptions
  throughout this booklet. Additionally, SOD students participate in a mentorship program with a Christian professional each semester
  and must complete an internship or field experience of at least 30 hours before graduation. An internship or field experience may be
  fulfilled as a Career Experience Opportunity (CEO) during Jterm or Mterm or arranged independently during the summer, over a school
  holiday, or throughout the school year. Students who complete all coursework, the mentorship program, and the internship experience
  have the SOD noted on their transcript and wear SOD-specific cords at graduation.

      School of Distinction          Required Coursework                      Electives            Mentoringd           Internship or              Professional
                                                                                                                      Field Experience               Portfolio

                                                                    Accumulate at least 4
                                                                                                                Required SOAH Jterm/            Required
      School of Arts &                                              points from SOAH
                                                                                                                Mterm junior or senior year;    completion of
      Humanities               Creativity & Reason                  opportunities clearly           Required
                                                                                                                Career Experience Opportu-      SOAH Capstone
      (SOAH)                                                        related to the student’s
                                                                                                                nity (CEO) recommended          senior year
                                                                    area of focus and portfoliob

                               Accounting                                                                       Required; Career Experience
      School of Business                                                                                                                        Integrated
                               Principles of Marketing                                                          Opportunity (CEO) during
      & Entrepreneurship                                                        None                Required                                    into Core SOD
                               Strategic Entrepreneurship                                                       Jterm/Mterm recom-
      (SOBE)                                                                                                                                    coursework
                               Business Management                                                              mended

                               Eng. Method & Problem Solving                                                    Required; Career Experience
      School of                                                                                                                                 Integrated
                               Mechanical & Civil Eng.                                                          Opportunity (CEO) during
      Engineering                                                               None                Required                                    into Core SOD
                               Electrical & Computer Eng.                                                       Jterm/Mterm recom-
      (SOE)                                                                                                                                     coursework
                               Aeronautical Eng. & Capstone                                                     mended

      School of Medical        Medical Anatomy & Physiologya                                                    Required SOMP Rotations         Integrated
      Professions              Medical Professions Seminar                      None                Required    Jterm/Mterm (offered every      into Core SOD
      (SOMP)                   Medical Professions Modules                                                      year)                           coursework

                                                                                                                                                Integrated
      School of Ministry                                            Earn at least 2 semesters of                Required SOM Jterm/Mterm
                               Practical Christian Ministry                                         Required                                    into Core SOD
      (SOM)                                                         credit from SOM electivesc                  (offered every other year)
                                                                                                                                                coursework

  a
      This year-long course is available for dual credit through Malone University for qualified students.
  b
   4 POINTS: Year-long AP or CL course in: Visual Art, Music, Social Studies, or World Language
  	
   2 POINTS: Semester-long AP or CL course in: Social Studies or select English electives; Year-long course in: Visual Art, Performing Art, Yearbook, or
   World Language 3 or 4
   1 POINT: Semester-long course or membership in: Visual Art, Social Studies elective, Royal Theatre, Show Choir, or Talking Royals
  	SOM electives include Biblical Greek, Worship Leadership, Minor Prophets, and Christian Relationships. Biblical Greek is recommended during the
  c

    senior year.
  d
      Participation in mentoring with a Christian professional in the career field is required.

  HIGH SCHOOL
  SCHOOL OF CLASSICS
  High school students interested in classical education may elect to participate in the School of Classics, a series of interdisciplinary
  courses exploring ideas from the great books that shaped western civilization. The courses will combine the study of history, literature,
  and theology while also allowing full participation in the breadth of the CVCA curriculum. Students successfully completing Honors
  Humanities 1, Honors Humanities 2, AP Seminar, AP Research, and at least three high school credits in classical languages (Latin and/or
  Biblical Greek) will have School of Classics noted on their transcript and wear graduation regalia honoring their accomplishment.

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HIGH SCHOOL JTERM OR MTERM
This innovative curricular enhancement began in 2011. Students                deciding on a college or major. Participation in Jterm/Mterm is a
have the unique opportunity to take non-traditional courses on                graduation requirement, and each Jterm/Mterm is listed on the
campus, dig deeper into areas of study within the greater CVCA                CVCA high school transcript as a pass/fail course. Fulfilling the
area, or travel the world through a variety of educational and                requirements of one Jterm/Mterm for each complete academic year
mission trips. Career Experience Opportunities (CEO) allow juniors            a student is enrolled at CVCA is a graduation requirement.
and seniors firsthand experience in a profession of interest before

HIGH SCHOOL STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
STEP Program                                                                  geographical boundaries and national identities. Many of our
CVCA students may increase their global understanding and                     STEP international students choose to later study at CVCA for a
intercultural skills by participating in STEP (Short-Term Exchange            semester, year, or even continue on to graduate from CVCA.
Program). CVCA maintains sister and partner school relationships
with Danielsen School in Bergen, Norway; Dewey International                  Doulos Discovery School Study Abroad Semester –
School in Battambang, Cambodia; Doulos Discovery School (DDS)                 Dominican Republic
in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic; and Escola Internacional                    In addition to the short-term international exchange programs
Preparando Gerações (EIPG) in Atibaia, Brazil. Regular Jterm trips            described above, CVCA students may apply to study abroad
for CVCA students to each sister and partner school are available             for an entire semester at the Doulos Discovery School (DDS) in
with sufficient student interest.                                             Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Doulos is an ACSI/AdvancEd
                                                                              accredited Christian school offering an English-immersion and
STEP also hosts short-term international students visiting from               college preparatory educational environment committed to
Danielsen and EIPG in the fall for one or two weeks, and during               excellence in education and equipping the next generation as
the spring semester Dewey International School visits CVCA                    servant leaders for Christ. Because of the partnership that CVCA
for a short-term educational and cultural experience. Visiting                has established with Doulos, we are able to offer our students
students live with CVCA host families, attend classes at CVCA, and            an academic schedule that allows them to continue to meet
participate in a variety of activities around Northeast Ohio during           their graduation requirements for CVCA through the classes and
their stay. Hosting an international student provides a unique                programs offered at Doulos. The ideal time for this exchange
opportunity to become acquainted with a different culture, form               is the Spring semester of the sophomore year, and successful
new friendships, and display the love of Christ that transcends               applicants must be (at a minimum) enrolled in Spanish 2.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS IN HIGH SCHOOL
ACCUMULATING COLLEGE CREDITS AS A CVCA STUDENT                                eligible students benefit from the rigorous college-level course
There are multiple opportunities for students to earn college                 and have the opportunity to demonstrate high level mastery
credits while studying at CVCA. With proper planning, eligible and            of college-level content on the AP exam. Eighty-five percent of
dedicated students can graduate from CVCA with enough college                 selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP ex-
credits to enter college as a second semester freshman or sophomore.          perience favorably impacts admissions decisions. CVCA students
Students can earn college credits at CVCA through a combination               enrolled in AP classes are required to sit for the AP exam(s) in May.
of four different programs outlined below. Students are strongly              They are, thereby, excused from second semester CVCA exam(s)
encouraged to pursue college credit opportunities offered on the              in AP classes. Additionally, CVCA students may request to take an
CVCA campus during the school day so that they can remain fully               AP exam in a discipline that is not offered as a class at CVCA (e.g.
involved in the CVCA high school experience. A student interest-              Psychology) by approaching their guidance counselor during
ed in any of the options described below should speak with                    first quarter. AP exams offered by the College Board are listed at
his or her guidance counselor.                                                apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses teach a college-level cur-                    The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers college-
riculum toward objectives set by the College Board. Each AP                   level exams that are accepted by more than 2,900 universities
teacher must submit a syllabus of his or her course to the College            and colleges for credit in a wide variety of academic disciplines.
Board for their approval, ensuring an appropriate, college-level              Each college and university sets its own policies regarding whether
experience. The College Board administers AP exams each May,                  it accepts a specific CLEP exam for credit, what credit it grants for a
and students earn a score of 1-5 on each exam. Most colleges                  specific CLEP test, and what score is required to receive that credit. In-
and universities offer credit or advanced standing for a score of             formation regarding CLEP tests at a specific college or university
3, 4, or 5, but each college or university sets its own policies regard-      can be found on the school’s website or by using CLEP’s Institu-
ing awarding credit and/or advanced standing. Students may find               tion Search. Some courses taught at CVCA cover the material
information regarding a specific college’s policies on its website            found on a CLEP exam. Other courses cover most of the mate-
or by using the AP Credit Policy Search. Regardless of whether a              rial, and with a bit of outside study a motivated CVCA student
particular college awards credit for a certain AP exam and score,             can make up the difference. Qualified and capable students in a

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  comparable CVCA course are encouraged to register to take the         College and University Courses through local and online institu-
  associated CLEP test to test out of the equivalent introductory       tions are also available to CVCA students who qualify by gaining
  college course. CLEP tests offered by the College Board are listed    admission to the specific college or university. To participate,
  at clep.collegeboard.org/exam.                                        students taking college courses must be on track to meet all
                                                                        CVCA’s graduation requirements. Students taking an online col-
  Dual Credit and College Level (CL) Courses allow a student to         lege course may request to schedule a CVCA study hall for the
  take a course at CVCA for college and high school credit simul-       purpose of working on that course. State funding through the
  taneously. Courses available for dual credit are noted as College     College Credit Plus (CCP) program may be available for courses
  Level (CL) throughout this catalog. Interested students must gain     taken from institutions located in the state of Ohio. Students tak-
  admission to the university listed in the course description in       ing a traditional college class in a face-to-face context at a local
  order to be eligible for college credit. State funding through the    university must be on campus for CVCA Chapel and Connections
  College Credit Plus (CCP) program may be available for qualified      each week.
  students.

  HONORS AND AP COURSE ADMISSION AND CONTINUATION CRITERIA
  Many Honors and AP courses are available to qualified CVCA            A student who does not meet the requirements may appeal for
  students. The level of rigor in an Honors or AP course is             admission into an Honors or AP course by contacting his or her
  significantly higher than in a regular level course, therefore,       guidance counselor. Additionally, in order to foster a classroom
  students wishing to register for an Honors or AP course should        environment with unified direction, students who enroll in an AP
  meet the following requirements:                                      course are expected to commit to take the AP exam(s) in May. The
                                                                        cost for AP exam(s) is set by the College Board and is not included
     • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0                                    in tuition.
     •	Minimum grade of B- in all prerequisite coursework unless       Finally, a student earning a D+ or below at the end of the first se-
        otherwise specified in the course description                   mester in an Honors or AP class will be moved out of the Honors
                                                                        or AP class. When possible and applicable, the student will be
     •	Approval of the Honors or AP instructor, department head,
                                                                        placed in the regular level class for the second semester. Such a
        and administration
                                                                        transfer is not always possible, and restarting a course during the
                                                                        next academic year at a lower level may be necessary.

  HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS AT GRADUATION
  Students graduating from a CVCA School of Distinction wear            determination of valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) are made
  colored cords identifying their school. Honors graduates              when second semester grades are complete. Student(s) with
  (3.50 cumulative high school GPA) wear a gold honor cord at           a cumulative high school GPA of at least 4.250 are honored as
  graduation. Royal Scholars (4.00 cumulative high school GPA) are      salutatorian(s), and student(s) with a cumulative high school
  distinguished by the wearing of a scholarship medal and ribbon        GPA of 4.500 or greater are honored as valedictorian(s). If no
  on their graduation regalia. Students earning an Honors Diploma       member of the graduating class qualifies by the above standards
  (Academic, STEM, Arts, Social Science and Civic Engagement) or        as valedictorian and/or salutatorian, CVCA administration
  an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy are recognized in the printed graduation   will determine valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) holistically
  program.                                                              considering cumulative high-school GPA, the rigor of academic
                                                                        program pursued, and total credits earned. Note: While both
  The recipients of the two highest academic recognitions               valedictorian(s) and salutatorian(s) will be recognized and
  given at CVCA, valedictorian and salutatorian, are determined         honored at commencement, they are not necessarily the student
  by cumulative high school GPA. Cumulative high school                 commencement speakers. Student commencement speakers
  GPA includes all high school coursework, including high               are selected separately, nominated by the graduating senior
  school credits attempted/earned at CVCA or transferred to             class and decided by the graduation committee composed of
  CVCA, as well as dual credit college/university courses. Final        administration and faculty.

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BIBLE
The Bible Department believes in the truth and beauty of the Word of God as the rule for faith and practice. As a result, students are
engaged in the study, interpretation, application and defense of the Word of God. Our ultimate goal is that each student will come to
understand and love the God who is revealed in the Scriptures. To that end, the purpose of the Bible Department is to utilize all instruc-
tional and relational opportunities in order to see CVCA students mature in their faith in Jesus Christ.

Students are required to take a grade-level Bible course each semester. Additional elective courses that are open to all students (except
where noted) are available through the School of Ministry.

                              6th Grade                        7th Grade                           8th Grade
                         God and His Word:                   Life of Christ:                     Early Church
                           Persons and                     The Gospel of Luke                  Ministry & Beliefs:
                             Attributes                                                        Acts and Epistles

                             Bible Core                       Electives
                                                                                               SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
                        Old Testament Survey                Biblical Greek
                              (Grade 9)                       (Full Year)                       First           Second
                                                                                              Semester         Semester

                                                             Foundations                          Practical Christian
                       New Testament Survey                  of Christian            11th
                            (Grade 10)                       Relationsips                              Ministry
                                                              (Semester)

                              Theology:                                              12th      Elective        Elective
                          Biblical & Applied               Minor Prophets
                             (Grade 11)                       (Semester)

                                      Apologetics              Worship
                    Apologetics                               Leadership
                                       Honors*
                                                              (Full Year)

                             (Grade 12)

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES
God and His Word: Persons and Attributes – Grade 6                          to understand who Jesus claimed to be; what He accomplished
Annual                                                                      through His life, death, and resurrection; and what it means to fol-
This year-long course introduces students to the study of God               low Christ. Special attention is given to the question: “What does
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Students become familiar          it mean to be a Christian?” (i.e., “What should we believe?” “What
with the attributes of God and their significance. Students look at         should our lives look like?”). Students learn through creative
sections from across the whole canon to understand the charac-              projects, watching movies and writing reflection papers, work-
ter of God. They examine the structure, books, and genres of the            ing through devotions, journaling about Chapel messages, and
Bible, and they begin learning how to interpret the words of the            completing assignments aimed at getting students deep into the
Bible. Particular attention is paid to theology’s practical implica-        Word of God.
tions for life.
                                                                            Early Church Ministry & Beliefs: Acts and Epistles – Grade 8
Life of Christ: The Gospel of Luke – Grade 7                                Annual
Annual                                                                      Early Church Ministry & Beliefs is a course that studies the actions
This course introduces the life and teachings of Jesus through              and writings of the Apostles and other eyewitnesses of Jesus’
the Gospel of Luke. Students begin the year with a review of the            ministry. The incarnation of God was a unique and unprec-
events and promises of the Old Testament and learn how they                 edented revelation of God’s nature and character. Thus, intently
foreshadow the coming of Jesus. They then delve into a study                studying the lives and writings of those who came into direct
of the historical context into which Jesus was born to better               contact with Jesus is of paramount importance. This is done by
understand the events of the Gospels, taking time to learn Israel’s         using the Book of Acts as the narrative backbone of the course
geography. Students examine the Gospel of Luke verse by verse               and reading select Epistles to supplement student understanding.

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  HIGH SCHOOL COURSES
  Old Testament Survey – Grade 9                                         Apologetics – Grade 12
  Annual; 1 credit                                                       Annual; 1 credit
  This course covers the entirety of the Old Testament. Students         Apologetics is a full-year philosophy and religion course. Its pri-
  come away from this class with an overview of the history of the       mary goal is to cultivate aspects of critical thought (logic and
  Jewish people and the structure of the Old Testament. Students         epistemology), and to apply that thought to the three primary
  learn how each Old Testament book fits into the cultural and           worldview categories of the day: Naturalism, Transcendentalism,
  historical setting of Israel at its time and read the works of the     and Theism. Students focus on critical thinking as they analyze
  Old Testament with this context in mind. Special emphasis will         various approaches to the main questions of life. In addition, stu-
  be paid to how the Old Testament points to the person of Jesus         dents learn the traditional apologetic arguments to defend God’s
  Christ, the foreshadowed Messiah and King.                             existence, the Bible’s authority, and the resurrection of Jesus. The
  Prerequisite: None                                                     ultimate goals are for students to solidify their own faith and pre-
                                                                         pare to engage other worldviews with the Gospel.
  New Testament Survey – Grade 10                                        Prerequisite: None
  Annual; 1 credit
  This survey course covers the entirety of the New Testament.           Apologetics Honors (CL course first semester) – Grade 12
  Students learn the themes and basic content of each book as well       Annual; 1 credit
  as the overall themes of the New Testament. Special emphasis is        Apologetics Honors is a full-year philosophy and religion course.
  given to understanding the historical context for each book.           It covers various topics from a philosophical and biblical perspec-
  Students study the Gospel of John and the Epistle to the Romans        tive such as: What is truth? What is a worldview and how can we
  in depth to cultivate exegetical skills, including the proper inter-   test them? Does God exist? Students also investigate traditional
  pretation and application of Scripture.                                arguments for the defense of Scripture and the Resurrection. Stu-
  Prerequisite: None                                                     dents will read 5-10 books throughout the year to deepen their
                                                                         understanding of apologetic arguments, to force them to engage
  Biblical Theology and Applied Theology – Grade 11                      with the views of others, and to think about the ways the Chris-
  Annual; 1 credit                                                       tian worldview impacts how we ought to live. These additional
  Biblical Theology examines the character and nature of God, the        resources and the subsequent discussions enable students to
  nature of man, the person and work of Christ, and soteriology          embark on a more detailed study of the topics covered within the
  (the study of salvation). Students learn to study (exegesis), exam-    Apologetics curriculum. The first semester of this course is avail-
  ine the Scriptures telescopically (major motifs and themes of the      able as a dual credit Malone University course (THEO 362 – Apolo-
  Bible), and think for themselves concerning these major theologi-      getics – 3 credit hours), and follows the Malone syllabus for that
  cal doctrines. Applied Theology focuses on areas of theology that      course. However, this course does not qualify for CCP funding, so
  guide the thought and practice of the Church and of the Chris-         there is an additional cost.
  tian’s life. The readings and projects are geared toward students’     Prerequisite: Departmental approval is required to register for this
  personal application of these concepts. Students examine the           course. Acceptance to Malone University is required for dual enroll-
  doctrine of the Spirit; the formation, inspiration, and authority of   ment first semester, though students may take the first semester for
  the Bible; the basis and practices of the Church; and the doctrine     high school credit only OR for dual credit through Malone.
  of eschatology. Together, students examine the key Scriptures in
  each area and consider evangelical interpretations for each topic.
  Prerequisite: None

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