The Oklahoma State Department of Education has set the requirements for high school graduation for those seeking to attend college as either taking two years of a foreign language or two years of computers. This is different than what a college or university might require. If a student selects to attend a college or university which requires foreign language and the student has not met that requirement, then the student would need to take a foreign language while in college. It does not keep them from getting in the college or university.
Careers & College Prep - 10th-12th Grade Intended to better prepare the student for college or their future career, academically and spiritually. On a weekly schedule, students apply for scholarships, take a portion of a practice ACT test, read and discuss the biblical guide, Welcome to College. Students also have the opportunity to hear persons from various career clusters and to closely inspect a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Students also receive guidance in preparing a college resume, completing college applications, FAFSA application, and preparing scholarship applications.
Computer Applications - 8th-12th Grade - Instructors: Coach Price or Mrs. Chambers This full-year class provides a review of proper keyboarding techniques by learning to type by touch. Using Microsoft Office 2019, students will become proficient in creating MLA reports, employment letters, resumes, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel worksheets. This class is a prerequisite to Web Programming and Computer Science. This class is counted as a high school credit, even if taken in 8th grade, fulfilling one (1) of the two credits required for high school graduation.
Creative Writing - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Lawler Poem? Flash fiction? Devotional? Novel? Make your writing dreams come true! This one-semester course will cover a range of genres and styles in a writer’s workshop format in order to compile an individual portfolio. Professional excerpts, author study, and peer revision will inform the writing process. Students will be encouraged to enter contests, submit work for publication, and produce an anthology of the class’s best writing. Work can be completed within the class period.
Driver's Education - Must be 15 years of age - Instructor: Mr. Seymour - General Safety: Developing safe habits and attitudes to reduce the chances of an accident. This course will provide knowledge and initiate responses which will eventually lead to socially acceptable patterns of behavior. Drivers Education: Provides the learner with the basic concepts, techniques and knowledge of safe driving practices and driver skills for safe operation of a vehicle. Additional $200 fee is required. Click here for more information and registration forms.
Economics - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mr. Jeff Cox Students will be introduced to the basics of economics including: Supply and demand, cost of production, microeconomics and macroeconomics, benefits of free enterprise, and the global economy. This course also offers a survey of retail marketing for the purpose of exposing students to small and large companies and how they compete in the business world. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Plan will also be included and will meet the OK State Department of Education requirements for personal financial literacy.
Family Science I (Intro to Home Ec) - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Voelker This course is for students who wants to learn the basics of cooking and sewing. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Students will learn the basics of hand sewing and using a sewing machine. Two projects will be made, an apron and shorts. This will teach the basics and prepare any student for the next level of sewing. When the apron is completed, the student will begin using it in the kitchen while making many different goodies and learning how to use the kitchen appliances properly. The student whould be ready to make several dishes in the kitchen at home.
Family Science 2 (Advanced Homemaking) - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Voelker This course is for students who have already completed Family Science I. Students will learn to put in a sleeve, a collar, and make button holes, as well as learn to put a zipper into a garment. In the cooking section students will learn meal preparation as well as pie crust and bread or roll making.
Forensics - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Hudson This one-semester elective course focuses on practices and analysis of physical evidence found at crime scenes and is designed to challenge students with topics such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, blood typing and spattering, trajectories (for ballistics as well as blood spattering) comparative anatomy, and chemical analysis of drugs, poisons, and trace evidence. Students will learn about the careers involved with Forensic Science and will have speakers periodically throughout the semester. They will also be given the tools to interpret data and techniques involved for both chemical and biological analysis of evidence.
Musicology - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mr. Sharp Music media and performance styles from history to contemporary. Come listen to music together, evaluate, and discuss. This in-class handling of different musical styles, both instrumental and vocal, will broaden your understanding of how music impacts the culture and the individual. Low homework.
Photography - 10th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Spor In Photography students will learn how to use a camera, how to create wonderful works of art and what it means to edit photographs. Student will build on each lesson and grow as artists. They will learn how to think critically and solve problems creatively. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify every part of a DSLR camera, along with how to edit photos and what makes a picture, just a picture and what makes a piece of art. This class is one semester and cannot be repeated.
Spanish I - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Colvin This introductory course cleverly integrates fun and engaging activities designed to develop essential listening and practical conversational skills. Students will learn to speak, read, write and understand basic Spanish. The student will connect with the fundamental elements of the Hispanic cultural context. A highlight in this course is the use of the Bible as a powerful structural learning tool; moreover, Spanish praise and worship songs are also used to better achieve Spanish language proficiency.
Spanish II - 10th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Spanish I - Instructor: Mrs. Colvin This course is a continuation of Spanish I. It focuses on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course presents a more complex structure and awareness of the Hispanic culture. Continuous effort to use the target language is essential and active participation is a must. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency and gain valuable skills to be useful in the Kingdom of God.
Spanish III - 10th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Spanish II - Spanish III includes the review and expansion of significant vocabulary and grammatical structures. More advanced grammar concepts will be emphasized in each unit of study. This class will be conducted primarily in Spanish, and students are expected to increase in their oral and written proficiency because of the rigor of this upper level class.
Speech - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Mrs. Reynolds This course introduces students to the world of public speaking, and is designed to help students become more effective communicators. Students will examine different aspects of communication, including: communication process, verbal/nonverbal communication, voice and diction, listening and evaluating, as well as interpersonal communication. The major presentations for this course include a demonstration speech, informative speech, and persuasive speech.
Video Productions - 9th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Two Years of Computers - Instructor - Mr. Van Dyke. This class will teach students to become storytellers and communicators in today’s multimedia environment. Students will produce various video productions that will benefit the entire CCS community, such as school highlights, special announcements, Senior graduation videos, and more. Students will be responsible for planning, shooting, and editing of projects. Grading will be based on student performance on assigned projects.
Athletic Training - 9th-12th Grade - Instructor: Coach C. Seymour - This class with meet at the Activity Center during 7th hour. Students must have their own transportation to the gym at 1:35. Class will dismiss at 2:45. The class will alternate weight training (2-3 days a week) with a variety of outdoor activities according to the season of the year and availability of fields and equipment. Boys only.
Yearbook - 10th-12th Grade - Applications required for acceptance - Instructor: Mrs. Davis This elective is a publication class. Our role is to historically document the school year through pictures and print. We have three deadlines throughout the year and each student is responsible for assigned page layouts and photos. Additional items taught are photography basics, Photoshop, writing, organizational skills, computer skills, and team-building.
Zoology - 11th-12th Grade - Prerequisite: Biology - Instructor: Mrs. Hudson Zoology is a survey of ecology, bacteria, protozoa, ornithology, ectothermic and endothermic vertebrates, water conservation, and the life processes of plants and pollinators using written materials, laboratory techniques (including an incubator for both bacteria and eggs, composting with worms, flower press, and plant propagation), microscopes, field work, and dissections.