El Dorado Adventist School

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High School
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At EAS, high school students are given a great opportunity to excel both in and outside
the classroom. EAS boasts academic, athletic and community excellence. The high school
has an excellent sports program along with a full music program. We offer the curriculum
and college preparation of state schools while maintaining the safety and inclusiveness of
a small Christian private school.   We are excited about the future of the high school as we
explore expansion and development of our programs.   


 
9-12 High School Courses
 
Some of the courses listed are available on an alternating cycle.
 
 
Religion
 
I – Who Is God?
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
The freshman class will focus on getting to know God better. Beginnings, a study on the book of Genesis, will focus on how the world began, the problem of sin, God’s solution to sin, and what we can learn about our relationship with God through the lives of the Patriarchs. Life and Teachings of Jesus will focus primarily on why Jesus’ life is still important to us today.
 
II - God’s Church.
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
The sophomore class will focus on how and why God has chosen to work on this earth, beginning with the children of Israel in Exodus, continuing with the early Christian church, and ending with an overview of the church today. It is demonstrated that God chooses and blesses a people expressly for the purpose of reaching the world with the goodness of His love and salvation. During this course, students are directed regularly to the practical applications of Biblical principles.
 
III - God’s Word.
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
The junior class will focus on Bible doctrines and end-time events as revealed in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, as well as the book of Romans. A major theme is showing that Jesus is central to each doctrine and that each doctrine tells us something important about Him and our relationship with Him.
 
IV- God’s World.
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
The senior class will focus on Christian life skills. Students will study the origin and purpose of human existence, occupational options, marriage and family, and witnessing. They will explore Biblical principles leading to the establishment of Christian values in one’s philosophy and life.
 
 

Computer Science
 
Computer Applications
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
The Computer Applications course is designed to provide students with a mastery of Microsoft Office products. A variety of assignments and projects teach students about the intricacies of word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software, desktop publishing, web page design, and databases. The course uses relevant projects to the high school experience to provide a useful context for the course.
 
 
 
English
 
I - Freshman
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course has been developed to cover the spectrum of English study and communication: reading, speaking, and writing. This course will involve both a broad and deep look into selected works of literature. Writing exercises will be given for the purpose of developing an individual writing style. Emphasis will be placed on grammar study and reading critically. This course will expose students to different forms of spoken communication through experiences in drama, class presentations, debate, and various forms of discussion.
 
II - Sophomore
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course has been developed to cover the spectrum of English study and communication: reading, speaking, and writing. This course will involve both a broad and deep look into selected works of literature from around the world. Expository, Persuasive, and Creative Writing skills will be taught. Emphasis will be placed on grammar study a reading critically. This course will expose students to different forms of spoken communication through experiences in drama, class presentations, debate, and various forms of discussion.
 
III - Junior
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course has been developed to cover the spectrum of English study and communication: reading, speaking and writing. This course will involve both a broad and deep look into works of literature from the United States of America; starting with pre-Declaration of Independence literature through modern times. Emphasis will be placed on the various ways Americans came to be Americans through the study of literature. The writing portion of this course will require students to try their hands at various forms of creative writing. This course will expose students to different forms of spoken communication through experiences in drama, class presentations, debate, and discussion leadership.
 
IV - Senior
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course has been developed to cover the spectrum of English study and communication: reading, speaking, and writing. This course will involve both a broad and deep look into works of literature from Great Britain; starting with the beginning of the English language through modern times. College-preparatory writing skills will be taught including library research writing. This course will expose students to different forms of spoken communication through experiences in drama, class presentations, debate, and discussion leadership.
 

 
Mathematics
 
Algebra I
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Students will be introduced to basic concepts in algebra. Students will develop problem-solving skills in number theory, sets and their relationships, systems of first and second degree equations, ratios, proportions percents, products of polygons, factoring, fractions and fractional equations, square roots, exponents, graphs, inequalities, functions, and relations.
 
Algebra II
2 semesters, 10 Credits
Students will develop problem-solving skills and an understanding in number theory, square and rational roots, radicals, exponents, linear equations, polynomial equations, quadratic equations, binomial theorem exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, higher degree equations, determinants, simple probability, statistics, estimation, approximation, inequalities, matrices, real and complex numbers, trigonometric functions, and conics.
 
Geometry
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Students will be introduced to basic concepts in geometry. Students will develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of terms, postulates and theorems, proofs, inductive and deductive reasoning, ratios and proportions, algebra, angle relationships, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, Pythagorean theorem, circles, polygons, measurement of geometric figures, simple constructions, trigonometric functions including the law of sines and the law of cosines, logic, similarity, area, volume and coordinate geometry.
 
Pre-Calculus
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Students will develop problem-solving skills and an understanding in number theory, relations and functions, linear equations, quadratic equations, and higher degree equations, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, determinants, inverse functions and relations, tangent of a curve, critical points of a polynomial, polynomial and rational functions, rational root theorem, trigonometric functions, trigonometric graphs, trigonometric equations and inverses, trigonometric identities, vectors, conics, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, combinatorics, and probability.
 
 
 
History
 
US History
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course in American History will study the birth and growth of the United States of America, from a land inhabited by aboriginal people, to the most powerful nation in the world. The scope of this course will include an analysis of the following themes: government, geography, diversity, economics, culture, foreign relations, science and technology.
 
World History
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course in World History is a survey course designed to educate students on the history of civilizations from the Stone Age through the present. This class focuses on the world as a whole, without placing particular emphasis on the western civilization. This course will be project-based and is designed to give the students an appreciation of civilizations, both past and present.
 
Government
1 Semesters, 5 Credits
In this survey course, students will pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American Government. They will do an in-depth study of the system of government in the world today and analyze the life and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state, and local governments. This course will create civic literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities and assume the responsibilities of citizenship.
 
Economics
1 Semester, 5 Credits
Economics is the study of human activity directed at supplying a wide variety of needs and wants. A basic economics course enables a student to understand how economists describe essential activity, such as production, unemployment, business operation, and labor. In addition, students will learn to analyze economic questions. Using their knowledge, students will be able to coherently explain economic concepts to others. This course will help them to anticipate the effect of economic activity on the personal level, and in the community, the nation, and the world.
 
 
 
Science
Biology
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Biology is the study of life and its Creator. This laboratory course is based on the interaction of living and non-living things. Emphasis is placed on scientific method, controlled experiments, logic, and theory. Scientific laws, theories, principles, and concepts are stressed during the course.
 
Chemistry
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Chemistry is the study of the composition and changes of matter. Chemistry is a descriptive and quantitative science, based on controlled experiments, logic, and theory. Emphasis is placed on measurement, problem solving, and the process of physical and chemical change. Models are used to explain observable phenomena and are verified by experimentation and observation. Scientific laws, theories, principles, and concepts are taught from a perspective that promotes, and appreciation for, the wisdom and creative power of God.
 
Physics
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Physics is a laboratory-based science course that is focused upon the analysis of data. The realm of physics includes interactions of energy and matter in the physical universe.

Anatomy & Physiology

2 Semesters, 10 Credits
Anatomay & Physiology is a laboratory-based science course that is focused upon  the structure and function of the human body. It focuses on cells, tissues and membranes that make up our bodies and how our major systems function to help us develop and stay healthy.
 

 
Modern Language
 
Spanish I
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic skills of hearing, understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. The student is taught through repetition of basic language patterns as well as other approaches.
 
Spanish II
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course is a continuation of Spanish I. Emphasis will be placed on speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, as well as the use of advanced language concepts.
 
Spanish III
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
This course combines all of Spanish I and Spanish II into a practical, conversational application. Emphasis is on speaking. Advanced writing, literature, and language concepts are covered in the course.
 
 
Health
 
Health
1 Semester, 5 Credits
This course is designed to assist the student in gaining knowledge of the development, function and interrelationship of the body systems. It develops skills essential to achieving and maintaining optimum physical and mental health, effective family participation, and positive community service. Biblical principles are taught as the basis for a vibrant and productive Christian life.
 

 
Fine Arts
Concert Band
2 Semesters, 5 Credits
Concert band is available to all instrumental music students. This group performs several music concerts a year and an annual spring tour. Members are required to attend all performances and tours.
 
Concert Choir
2 Semesters, 5 Credits
Concert choir is available to all interested students. This group performs several full concerts a year and an annual spring tour. Members are required to attend all performances and tours.
 
 
 
Physical Education
 A brief exposure to a variety of team activities, these courses are not intended to develop skill mastery, but to acquaint the student with rules governing various sports and to help the student discover their own skill level.
 
PE I – Freshman
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
 
PE II Sophomores
2 Semesters, 10 Credits

PE III - Juniors
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
 
Independant PE - Seniors
2 Semesters, 10 Credits
 
Advanced Sports,Varsity
Credit by sport
Boys:   Flag-ball, Basketball
Girls:    Flag-ball, Volleyball, and Basketball
Entrance into course is gained by try-out.
 
 
 
Life Skills
 
Personal Finance
1 Semester, 5 Credits
This course deals with effective money management, solving real-life problems, consumer protection and basic economic understanding.
 
Journalism
2 Semesters, 5 Credits
This course will be an intensive course with the primary purpose of learning the knowledge and skills of journalism by generating a biweekly school newspaper and monthly video news magazine. The course will also focus on improving writing style, video editing skills, with a particular emphasis placed on improving the students’ ability to think, analyze, interpret and investigate information that is provided to them. In addition, students will learn copy editing and desktop publication skills.
 
Yearbook
2 Semesters, 5 Credits
In this course the students put together and create the annual EAS Yearbook.  They will be responible for the design and creation of the yearbook.
 

 
General Academic Information
 
Class Load
A student must be enrolled in at least four core classes to be considered a student at EAS. A course load of seven or more core classes must be approved by the curriculum committee.
 
Correspondence and Off-campus Courses
The principal must approve all correspondence courses and/or off-campus courses that are to be applied towards graduation before beginning the course. All correspondence and off-campus courses must be through an accredited and recognized program; and must be completed by the first semester of the senior year. If a course is taken without approval, credit will not be applied.
 
Change of Program
No student may add or drop a course without an add/drop slip being completed properly and signed by all listed. The student must attend classes until the paperwork is approved and processed.
 
Transcripts
Complete, official transcripts of all secondary work must be on file with the Registrar’s Office before a student can officially join the junior or senior class.
 
 
 
Graduation Requirement
 
Students at ElDorado Adventist School are in a college-preparatory program and will receive a college-preparatory diploma. Specific graduation requirements are as follows:
 
1.     A student must be enrolled for four years in an accredited secondary school, grades 9-12. 
Attendance at El Dorado Adventist School for the full second semester of the senior year is required.
2.     A student must complete a minimum of 265 semester credits from an accredited secondary school.
3.     The following courses, requirements and electives must be completed for our Colege Prep Diploma.
Course                              Credits
Religions *                                 40
English                                      40
Math                                          30
Science                                     30
Social Studies **                       30
Modern Language                     20
Health                                          5
Computer Applications               5
Fine Arts                                    20
Physical Education                    30
Electives                                    20
Community Service – 25 hrs per year of attendance
Post Graduation
       Plan of Action +
Total Credits                        270
 
Notes: 
*     Religion must be taken each year the student is enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist institution in grades 9-12. Total credit requirement of 265 is not reduced for transfer students.
     **   To complete this requirement, U. S. History, Government and Economics must be taken.
    +   Each student must have a plan of action for least one year beyond graduation from EAS. (Business plan, trade-school, military, college-acceptance are a few examples.)

We also offer a general diploma that requires 240 total credits.
 
Acceleration is seldom advisable. A student who contemplates acceleration must get approval from the curriculum committee prior to his final or senior year.
 


Our Philosophy 
The El Dorado Seventh-day Adventist School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:
  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 22:37-39
  • master the basic academic skills
  • value labor, physical and mental, as the
  • blessing God intended
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

The El Dorado Seventh-day Adventist School operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.