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Delaware Christian School Curriculum
DCS has developed a carefully planned curriculum in which our certified teachers integrate all subjects and activities with God's Holy Word. Our philosophy of text book selection is to use Christian published materials where possible. Exceptions would be where a secular publisher has a text which is significantly more sound educationally. Primary publishers would be ABEKA, Bob Jones and Saxon for math. Christian texts are used for all science and social studies classes. Some secular texts will be used in upper level classes not siginificantly effected by humanism.
DCS holds to a Biblical Creationist position regarding origins. We believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis and in a young earth. Supporting educational materials come largely from Institute of Creation Science and Answers in Genesis.
The course of study has been developed in accordance with the standards prescribed by the Ohio Department of Education. As a state chartered school, we are required to give the Ohio Graduation Test to all 10th grade students. Last year's test resulted in a 97.5% pass rate.
HIGH SCHOOL COURSES BY YEAR
|Freshman Requirements||Sophomore Requirements||Junior Requirements||Senior Requirements|
|English I||English II||English III (Comp. & Amer. Lit.)||English IV (Comp. & Brit. Lit.)|
|Old Testament Bible||New Testament Bibile||Understanding the Times (Bible)||Marriage and Family (Bible)|
|World Geography||American History||U.S. Government|
|Physical Science||Biology||Science Elective: Chemistry, Anatomy, Physics, Environmental Science||Science Elective: Physical Science, Anatomy, Physics, Environmental Science, Chemistry|
|Pre-Algebra, Algebra I or II||Algebra I, II, or Geometry||Algebra II, Geometry, or Pre-Calculus||Pre-Calculus or Calculus|
|Physical Education & Health|
|Spanish I||Spanish II||Spanish III||Spanish IV|
In addition to the OGT Test, our testing program includes the PLAN (Pre-ACT) for all 10th graders. The PSAT is optional for 10th and 11th graders. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitutde Battery) is an available option for 11th and 12th graders as a career planning tool. Upper classman are encouraged to take the SAT and ACT. For further information, see the school profile under Academics for ACT results as well as National Merit Scholarship award recipients based on the PSAT.
Student evaluation is a continuing process for grading growth in every class. This process of ongoing student evaluation becomes increasingly effective when based on a common philosophy which is understood by teacher, parents, and students. The comprehensive K-12 website to assist in the communication between all parties is called Edline. Parents and students are encouraged to view Edline for a complete listing of lesson plans, grades, and weekly newsletters.
1. Each Monday a folder will be sent home with K-6 students. The folder will contain work
from the previous week. The teacher's letter will be available on Edline.
2. High school students and parents are personally responsible for keeping informed of subject grades by checking Edline.
3. Teachers and parents are encouraged to contact each other anytime a problem may arise.
The grading scale is as follows:
98-100=A+; 93-97=A; 90-92=A-; 88-89=B+; 83-87=B; 80-82=B-;
78-79=C+; 73-77=C; 70-72=C-; 68-69=D+; 63-67=D; 60-62=D-; 59=F.
A probationary period of nine school weeks for all new students will be required for all acceptance and appointment to grades. Personal or written notification to parents of any change in grade placement will immediately follow the nine weeks probationary period.
PROGRAMS FOR REMEDIAL ASSISTANCE
DCS does not have a program for children with "learning disabilities" as identified by legal definition. We do offer tutorial and remedial assistance on a limited, time available basis.
GRADE/COURSE MODIFICATION POLICY
To make allowances for God-given differences in intellectual abilities and learning disabilities, our school program will allow students in designated courses to use a modified grade scale. The course with the modified grade will appear on as "Mod" on the transcript. Permission to enroll in a course with a modified grade scale must be pre-arranged with a contract drawn up which will specify assignment modifications, expectations, and grading standards. Arrangements must be pre-approved and the contract signed by the student, parent, principal, and teacher. The modified grade scale is as follows: 90-100 = A; 80-89 = B; 66-79 = C; 49-65 = D; 48 & Below = F
HONOR ROLL AND MERIT ROLL
The school will quarterly publish an honor roll for 7-12 grades. The purpose of having an honor roll is to recognize those students who "study to show themselves approved unto God...workmen that need not to be ashamed..." realizing that the well-rounded student is utilizing his gifts and abilities to glorify God. It is to this end that these students are specially recognized. The honor roll will include all subjects which are given a letter grade for that grading period. The "Honor Roll" will be for those students making all A's. The "Merit Roll" will be for those students earning all A's and B's.