The Upper School program continues the education of students in the basic academic subjects. Utilizing varied teaching strategies, the curriculum provided is challenging, integrative, and exploratory. Students discover and understand their interests, strengths, and weaknesses thereby, developing their personalities and Christian character. Joshua Christian Academy strives for academic excellence and takes great pride in the motto: “Home of the Achievers”.
The faculty and staff of Joshua Christian Academy take pride in providing students with an environment that cultivates strong moral standards and promotes rigorous academic training. JCA offers students a variety of courses covering basic core subjects, electives and a wide range of intramurals. Each student matriculating through the middle grades is required to complete the required number of credits for the following courses: English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, as well as required elective credits. The specific core content offerings by grade level are as follows:
9th – 12th Grades
Standard Diploma (24 Credits)
This diploma is designated for a variety of students with different academic abilities. The standard diploma prepares and may qualify a student for a variety of post-secondary opportunities (Including military careers, entry-level apprentice jobs and admission into collegiate programs with vocational/technical training areas, as well as admission to community college).
Special Education Programs
Joshua Christian Academy consistently offers a full program for specific educational needs. There are specialized programs for students with speech and language impairments. The school is equipped with speech and language therapist to accommodate the needs of students.
GPA Graduation Requirement:
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. *Students are encouraged to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher if they wish to qualify for scholarships.
Each student matriculation through the high school grades is required to complete the designed number of credits for the following courses: English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, as well as required elective credits.
The specific core content offerings are as follows:
- English (I-IV)
- Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus & AP Statistics) Social Studies (U.S. History, World History, Economics, World Cultural Geography) Psychology (I & II)
- Science (Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Chemistry & Physics)
- Foreign Language (Spanish I and Spanish II)
- Fine Arts (Speech I and Speech II)
- Experimental Education (College and Career Planning I and II)
- Applied Technology (Computers)
- Physical Education (Physical Fitness and Life Management)
The goal of the Bible courses is to challenge the students in their daily walk with the Lord. The objective of the classes will be to formulate a better understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ by memorizing God’s Word, understanding God’s work, and applying God’s Word through active involvement in church and community activities.
Students are required to complete (3) courses in Bible in Middle School and (3) credits in High School for graduation (one credit per year).
HS Spiritual Formation
This class will emphasize Christ’s invitation to follow Him. Students will understand that Jesus is our model of spiritual maturity and that He invited us to follow His model for spiritual transformation. Students will understand the significance of each of Christ’s major invitations in the process of transformation and learn how to identify and apply each invitation personally to their daily lives and in the context of community. Throughout the eight units of the course students are invited to personalize their response to Christ’s invitation: “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19, NKJV).
HS Culture & Theology
Students will begin in the book of Genesis and examine God’s eternal mission for the earth as the golden thread through the canon of Scripture. Students will study the book of Acts and examine the transformative nature of the Christ-centered church as God continued to reveal His mission across cultures. Students will be challenged to examine Scripture and apply biblical principles to the cultural challenges of their generation. Students will develop and articulate a personal apologetic that will address contemporary cultural issues within the context of community and in their specific circles of influence.
HS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PRAYER
Students will examine prayer as an “integral part of the human adventure. Students will also experience what it means to be a “praying community” while cultivating the skills to facilitate that experience with others.
Performing Arts Courses
|General Music||Music Technology||Technical Theatre||Visual Arts||Dance||Theatre Arts|
|Music Theory 1||Technical Theatre: Design & Production for Lighting & Sound||Film||Introduction to Dance||THEATRE 1|
|Music Ensemble 1||Music Technology and Sound Engineering 1||Technical Theatre: Design & Production for Costume, Makeup, & Hair||Visual Technology 1||Visual Technology 1||THEATRE 2|
|Music Ensemble 2||Music Technology and Sound Engineering 2||Technical Theatre: Design & Production for Scenery & Props||Creative Photography 1||Choreography/ Performance 1||THEATRE 3|