(Note: Not all courses are offered every year.)
Advanced Art: (.5 credit) Pre-requisite: General Art. Students will discover the connections between drawing, other art disciplines, studying past and current events, God, and His creation for inspiration to create art. Students will gain knowledge in the visual arts, theory, and practice through experiences in different visual arts media areas.
Anatomy: (.5 credit) Anatomy class pursues a more in-depth study of several of the body systems. Included in the year’s study are dissections of the heart and eyeball, experiments with fruit flies and a major field trip. Costs would be the admission for the selected field trip.
Assistants: (.5 credit) Students can serve as teacher, office or maintenance assistants.
Bible Quizzing: (.5 credit) This class studies a specific New Testament portion of scripture on a 9-year rotating cycle. For each school year concentration is placed on a specific text to learn and know thoroughly through drills and memorization. Bible Quizzing is a “jump-quizzing” double-elimination competition measuring Bible knowledge and speed of recall. WCCS participates in competitions in various states to improve in these areas. For school year 2018-2019 we will be studying the 5 T’s (1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus) with only 378 verses to know (the shortest amount in the 9 – year cycle).
Choir: (.5 credit) This course is a performance-based class. Students spend much of their time preparing for performances. Students will perform throughout the school year. (Christmas program, Graduation, Fine Arts, and more). Students will sing many various styles of music while working to improve their vocal techniques (diction, range of voice, breathing, etc.)
Current Events: (.5 credit) Engaging with the world requires knowledge of modern-day times and occurrences. Current events explores local, national, and international happenings. Understanding how to world functions is a large part of being an informed citizen and an educated Christian.
Graphic Design I: (.5 credit) In Graphic Design 1 students will learn to apply the elements and principles of art and design through their own works. Students will also explore the graphic design process while working on projects. Computers are used as a tool for creating work. Some projects will be created on the computer; others will be created by hand.
Band (9-12): (.5 credit) Prerequisite: Thorough knowledge of instrument. The high school band develops players both as individual musicians and as ensemble performers. At this level, players will perform a variety of works, from classical to contemporary arrangements, and are expected to have a good understanding of their instrument.
Home Arts: (.5 credit) Students will learn basic life skills such as: cooking, sewing, money management, etc. Evaluation will be through projects, written assignments, and class discussion.
Intro to Computer Programming: (.5 credit) Students learn the fundamental concepts of Python programming that can be applied to the study of any programming language. Learn decision making, program decomposition and debugging, text, strings, data control, formatting, lists, grids, object-oriented programming.
Media Productions: (.5 credit) Students will gain knowledge of and experience in using a variety of presentation software and video suite software to produce graphics for programs, chapels, advertising, and social media for WCCS. These experiences will give students opportunity to build skills for future resumes, as well as allow them opportunity to develop talents while enhancing the school culture and experience.
Physics: (.5 credit) This course is a challenging, senior level class designed to prepare students for a college level physics class. We will cover such topics as Kinematics, Dynamics, Newton’s Laws, Momentum, Periodic Motion, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electricity, Magnetism, and Light. These areas will be taught with hands-on, inquiry-based labs and discussion.
Robotics: (.5 credit) Students utilize Lego Technics Robotics kits and Python software to design and program. Students will be introduced to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. Students work in teams to design, build, program, test and document their progress. Topics include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences and propulsion systems.
Sound Crew: (.5 credit) Sound crew will guide students how to set up and manage events in many different capacities. Students will learn the different types of equipment, how they are used, and how they are to be properly maintained and stored. The crew will also learn to work as a team and solve problems together quickly and correctly. Students will be required to be present at chapel services and other events to ensure a quality sound experience for the event.
Technology Assistant: (.5 credit) Students will work on school technology equipment to troubleshoot problems and resolve issues reported. These experiences will give students experience in networking, equipment repair, software, and internet issues.
Worship Leadership: (.5 credit) Through participation in Worship Team students will be challenged to develop spiritually, vocally, and/or instrumentally and to use their gifts to lead and encourage worship in the school and community. In addition to leading weekly chapel worship, students may be asked to lead music for a variety of school and community events.