High School Academics

Northwest Christian High School is a school that is rich in tradition and history. Here at NCS we are committed to providing an education that is Christ centered, biblically-based, and academically rigorous to our students. We want our students to be prepared both spiritually and academically to face the challenges of their world. Our teachers are committed to educating our students to serve Christ, serve each other, and serve their community. Josh Schlesinger, High School Principal

Grading Scale

Letter Percent GPA Letter Percent GPA
A+ 98-100 C+ 77-79
A 93-97 C 73-76
A- 90-92 C- 70-72
B+ 87-89 D+ 67-69
B 83-86 D 63-66
B- 80-82 D- 60-62
F 00-59

High School Course Descriptions / Prerequisites


Curriculum

Department/Grade Book Publisher
Bible    
9th Old Testament Bible NASB
10th Gospels Bible NASB
11th New Testament Bible NASB
12th Systematic Theology Bible NASB
English    
English Grade 9 L:iterature: Prentice Hall
English Grammar Grade 9 Writing and Grammar; Gold Prentice Hall
English Grade 10 Literature: Platinum Prentice Hall
English Grammar Grade 10 Writing and Grammar Prentice Hall
American Literature Grade 11 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Prentice Hall
Grade 11 The American Experience Prentice Hall
English Grammar Grade 11 Writing and Grammar Prentice Hall
Grade 12 British Tradition Prentice Hall
English Grammar Grade 12 Writing and Grammar Prentice Hall
Selected Trade Books Determined by class  
Math    
Honors Algebra 3-4 Algebra and Trigonometry McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Algebra 5-6    
Algebra 5-6 Understanding Basic Statistics Houghton Mifflin 3rd Edition
Pre-Calculus Advanced Mathematics McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Calculus 1-2 Calculus Houghton Mifflin 7th Edition
Calculus 3-4    
Algebra 1-2 Algebra Structure & Methods Book 1 McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Honors Geometry Geometry University of Chicago Mathematics Program
Geometry Geometry Houghton Mifflin
Algebra Basic Algebra McDougal Littell
Business Math Applied Business Math Southwestern Education Publishing
Science    
Physical Science Physical Science Glencoe-McGraw Hill
Biology/Honors Biology Biology Glencoe-McGraw Hill
Chemistry / Honors Chemistry Chemistry, Matter and Change Glencoe-McGraw Hill
Physics-Advanced College Physics: Wilson and Bubba Prentice Hall
Physics Principles of Physics Kinetic Books
Physics Modern Physics Holt, Rinehart, & Winston
Forensic Science Forensic Science Taylor and Francis
Forensic Science Forensic Science for High School Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Human Anatomy & Physiology The Human Body in Health and Illness: Herlihy Saunders/Elsevier
Social Studies    
World History Grade 10 World History: Continuity and Change Holt, Rinehart and Winston
World History Grade 10 Guide to the Essentials: World History Prentice Hall
U.S. History Grade 11 America: Pathways to the Present Prentice Hall
U.S. History Grade 11 America: Pathways to the Present: Guide to the Essentials Prentice Hall
U.S. History Grade 11 America: The Last Best Hope Vol. 1 Thomas Nelson
Government Grade 12 Magruder's American Government Prentice Hall
Government Grade 12 Magruder's American Government - Guide to the Essentials Prentice Hall
Economics Grade 12 Economics: Principles in Action Prentice Hall
Economics Grade 12 Dave Ramsey: Dave Ramsey
Spanish    
Spanish 1-2 Descubre Jose A Blanco
Spanish 3-4 Descubre Jos´┐Ż A Blanco
Spanish 5-6 Breaking the Spanish Barrier John Conner
Spanish 7-8 Una Vez Mas Longman Publishing Group
Technology    
Microsoft Office MS Office 2007 Shelly Cashman Series
Word
Excel
Access
Publisher
Multi Media Internet Internet Basics Thompson
Photoshop Elements Thomson
Internet Surf & Turf Revealed Waxer & Baum