All students in 8th-12th grades take a one-hour Bible course. This course generates one elective credit per year towards graduation in grades 9th-12th.
This incremental Bible program takes students on a journey through the stories of the Old and New Testaments. Using a variety of Bible study methods, including survey, in-depth analysis, topical studies, and historical backgrounds, these studies will allow students to recognize major Biblical themes, memorize key verses, understand Creation, Fall, Redemption, and to apply Biblical truth to daily disciplines, and cultural domains.
Each grade level focuses on Biblical content as follows:
8th Grade: A journey through the story of the Old Testament, with emphasis on seeing a messianic thread throughout. Special studies in Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are also included. The curriculum used for 8th grade Bible class is Bible Truths for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University Press.
9th Grade: In-depth studies of the book of Acts, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians and Romans - this study focuses on practical principles derived from Paul's life and epistles, including maps of Paul's journeys and the historical setting of the Roman world.
10th Grade: A study in Christian Ethics by James M. Bramblet is used to learn the scriptural basis for Christian ethics, a deep study in personal Christian ethics, and social Christian ethics. Along with how to research the Bible, keeping notes of findings, and discussing discoveries with the class, students will discover the attributes of God, how He reveals Himself to us and that He provides salvation through Jesus Christ.
11th Grade: This study focuses on the prison and pastoral epistles, general epistles, and prophecy from Revelation. The HC and Me: The Heidelberg Catechism for Christian Living Year 1 curriculum is used to cover questions 1-58 of the Heidelberg Catechism. This course aims to help students recognize the Heidelberg Catechism as a restatement of the central truths of Scripture, recognize the personal, confessional nature of the Catechism and use it to express their own faith, and respond to the Catechism's call to live out their faith in the world.
12th Grade: A Biblical foundation for a Christian worldview, this course works in tandem with the senior course, History of World Views, and allows students to study Christian life topics with emphasis on Biblical love in the home, the church, and the world.