Technology † Arts Academy
 CURRICULUM  

"The academics...were always rigorous, yet not out of reach. The teachers expressed love and patience in order to help me through any academic challenges. I was fully equipped for high school after my years at Covenant. For more than 20 years I have been a radio host in Chicago. This requires me to be well-versed in a variety of topics. My ability to speak clearly and with insight about many issues began with the education I received at Covenant Christian School."    
  ~Cisco Cotto~

9th Grade

9th GRADE COURSES (6 credits)

(Year long courses-1 credit each) 

(Semester Courses-.5 credits)

English 9       

Physical Education/Health      

Earth Science    Algebra 1  

2 Electives 

Spiritual Discipleship Accountability (SDA)

ELECTIVE COURSES

*History/Introduction to Photography

*History/Introduction to Filmmaking/Video Art

*History/Introduction to Theater and Drama

*History/Introduction to Dance and Mime/Masks

*History/Introduction to Music

*History/Introduction to Art

*History/Introduction to Computer Science

*History/Introduction to Special Education

Foreign Language (Spanish/Sign Language)

Voice Ensemble/Instrumental Ensemble

(*1 Semester courses)                     

*Online core course resources: i.e. Sevenstar Online Learning  via Taylor and Gordon, etc. https://sevenstar.org/

10th Grade

10th GRADE COURSES (6 credits)

(Year long courses-1 credit each)

(Semester Courses-.5 credits) 

English 10/American Literature

General Math/Geometry

United States History 

Physical Education

(Semester Courses-.5 credits)

Christian Evidences/Apologetics

Introduction to Overseas/Local Missions

Electives

ELECTIVE COURSES

*Foreign Language (Spanish/Sign Language)

*Mass Media in Contemporary America

*Drama Production and Script Writing

*Fundamentals of Music

*Drawing 1

*Drawing 2

Voice Ensemble/Instrumental Ensemble

(*Semester courses)

11th Grade

JUDSON UNIVERSITY DUAL CREDIT 11th GRADE COURSES (6 credits (Fall 2022)

(These courses will correspond with JU's curriculum and align with JU/CCTAA faculty recommendations)

(Year long courses-1 credit each)   

(Semester Courses-.5 credits)  

American Government and Economics       

English Track Elective                                     

Track 3 Elective

Physical Education (elective)

Track 1 Elective

Worship Arts Ministry

ELECTIVE COURSES

Advanced Math/Science

Computer Technology Track

Foreign Language (Spanish/Sign Language)

*Elements of Journalism and Reporting

*Basic Audio/Visual Concepts

*Drama Production and Script Writing

*Songwriting/Music Technology

*Painting 1

*Painting 2

*Graphic Arts Design

Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble 

12th Grade

JUDSON UNIVERSITY DUAL CREDIT 12TH GRADE COURSES (Fall 2023)

(Year long courses-1 credit each) 

(Semester Courses-.5 credits)

Track 1 Elective

Youth Evangelism

Track 1 Elective  

Student Ministry

Track 2 Elective  

ELECTIVE COURSES

Advanced Math/Science

Foreign Language (Spanish/Sign Language)

*Broadcasting/Studio Production

*Desktop Multimedia Communication

*Communication Photography

*Dance and Mime/Mask Production

*Clowning/Puppetry

*Flag Twirling/Tambourine/ Technology and Choreography

*Fashion and Interior Design

*Technical Drafting

*Architecture

*Arts and Crafts

*Worship Arts Ministry

Curriculum Objectives

Computer Technology Integration

  • to provide technology integration capabilities for subject matter through advanced networking techniques
  • to promote development of personal skills that underpin career opportunities through resolving technical issues and addressing network users’ needs
  • to train students regarding Christian technology ethics and proper computer etiquette
  • to provide a technology background that would enhance technical skills for a computer based career path
  • to develop technological skills instrumental for problem solving, communication, business, critical thinking, decision making

Media Communications 

  • to prepare students to appreciate, evaluate, and appropriate the messages of the mass media, and to communicate effectively with mass media professionals
  • to prepare students for a job in a broad spectrum of media careers by allowing them to discover and develop gifts as these gifts pertain to employment opportunities
  • to enable students to make written and oral presentations clearly and in a style appropriate for the audience and the media
  • to assist students in developing an ethical standard for evaluating the messages of mass media, the actions of the media industry, and the personal conduct of mass media professionals.  In this development, students will be challenged to consider and adapt Christian thought patterns.
  • to provide God-directed opportunities and networking for students to use media training, resources, and talents to assist and benefit missionaries and communities abroad and locally for evangelism

Communication in the Performing Arts 

  • to assist students in discovering, developing, and appreciating their God-given artistic and creative abilities
  • to provide God-directed opportunities and networking for students to use these talents locally and globally 
  • to train young performing artists to professionally bring together the arts for fellowship, witnessing, experience, and community enrichment
  • to provide an historical background and training in the various communication arts

Vocal/Instrumental Arts 

  • to provide a survey of music history with instruction in basic music principles and fundamentals
  • to develop music literacy and aural analytical singing ability
  • to provide experiential training in the area of musical instruments 
  • to develop song writing and conducting skills through the use of music technology
  • to train young performing musicians to professionally and skillfully integrate the arts for fellowship, witnessing, experience, and community enrichment
  • to assist students in discovering, developing, and appreciating their God-given musical and creative abilities
  • to provide God-directed opportunities and networking for students to use these talents locally and globally

Fine Arts 

  • to assist students in discovering, developing, and appreciating their God-given artistic and creative abilities
  • to develop visual literacy and historical background of the fine arts
  • to train students in various fine arts forms using diversified arts and technology media
  • to provide God-directed opportunities and networking for students to use their talents locally and globally
  • to train young performing artists to professionally integrate the arts for fellowship, witnessing, experience, and community enrichment

Bible/Missions/Spiritual Development

  • to encourage spiritual accountability through adult mentoring and discipleship
  • to disciple and mentor students in personal spiritual accountability through prayer, Bible study, worship, and conflict resolution training
  • to provide each student with a cultural, political, religious Biblical worldview
  • to develop strategies and means by which students may put into practice the genuine sharing of the gospel within their community and world
  • to give each student an unshakable foundation for life and faith through historical evidences for the Christian faith
  • to prepare students in effective worship and musical/artistic drama ministry
  • to provide practical local and global mission field experiences and hands-on ministry training in order to make application of previous course work and individual skills

Additional Objectives

  • to prepare for entrance and success at the post-secondary level
  • to prepare for the ever-changing work force of the 21st century
  • to earn dual college credit for 11th/12th grade in conjunction with Judson University
  • to select the best blend of academic, technical, special education, and arts courses

"Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace..."  I Peter 4:10 AMP

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