Art Studio I
Students will learn and apply the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design through a variety of studio art activities designed to develop and enrich the creative thought process. Various two and three dimensional media will be used to create works of fine art. Techniques include but are not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. Students may take this course as a two semester full credit or one semester half credit
Art Studio II
Students will build upon concepts learned in Art Studio I. They will continue to learn and apply the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design through a variety of studio art activities designed to develop and enrich the creative thought process. Various two and three dimensional media will be used to create works of fine art. Techniques include but are not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. Students may take this course as a two semester full credit or one semester half credit.
Athletic Fitness I
This course is designed to fully prepare boys to participate in football as a contact sport. This entry level course that is essential for 8-9th grade boys (unless otherwise recommended by the head football coach) desiring to play football. The course will increase their muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, aerobic capacity, increase speed, as well as reduce body fat to an acceptable athletic level. This will reduce the chance of injury. Personal development is also stressed and includes mental, physical, and spiritual development. Character, leadership, discipline, teamwork, study habits, and mental toughness are emphasized. Students will earn 1 credit for this full year course.
Athletic Fitness II
The Advanced Fitness Course is offered to NCA high school students to challenge and develop varsity level football athletes. This class is set up to push each athlete to his or her limits and equip them to succeed in the sport. The class moves at an accelerated pace and has a rigorous curriculum. First and foremost, this course puts God first, builds character, and leads boys toward becoming men of God. It is intense and demanding both physically and mentally. The goals of the advanced conditioning model of physical education and athletic fitness will be to improve flexibility, speed, and agility. We will be focusing on improving the students lifting technique, over all core strength and cardio training. Our work in class is designed to develop the entire student athlete through training to improve performance, reduce injury potential, and optimize athletic performance. Units of training in conditioning are systematically introduced in phases. Each phase is designed to build upon the previous one to produce student athletes that will be in optimum condition and maintain that condition throughout their desired season, as well as the development of lifetime training skills.
Career Internship is an elective course that offers a unique opportunity for Northside Christian Academy seniors. Seniors are placed in a private or public work setting where they have a career interest. Students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professionals in the work force learning the activities and skill sets that are necessary for the specific career, as well as practicing and understanding competencies they will need in order to be successful in the workplace. Students who complete this course will exit knowing:
- The type of post-secondary education/training required in their career field
- Professionally relevant competencies in their specific professional setting
- Workplace professionalism and ethics
Students must apply and be accepted to the Career Exploration Internship program. Students will be evaluated by the internship mentor. The goals of this experience are:
- Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes and abilities to future career decisions
- Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace
- Students will demonstrate the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace
Beginner Chorus is for male and female singers of grades 9-12. Students will learn breathing techniques, ear training, reading music, and many other skills essential for young singers. They will also learn how to work as a team to achieve harmony, unity of sound, and a family atmosphere. Chorus will perform at various events and will be required to order the appropriate attire. Chorus elective may be taken by returning chorus members and new singers. Personal practice is expected as well as occasional after school rehearsals and performances.
In the creative writing elective course, students will be given an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques in verbal expression. This course will give students a platform to experiment with a range of genres, such as s hort stories, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic novels. Students will also develop an expanded understanding of the nuances of the English language, techniques pertaining to writing for an audience, and est ablish a deeper appreciation of the spiritual value that is revealed through practice of the creative arts. In the end, this course is designed to assist each student as they work to discover their “voice” as a writer.
Health and Nutrition
Health and Nutrition is a one semester, half credit course designed to provide students with an understanding of all important physical, mental and social health issues. You will be presented with a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Topics such as anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, diseases, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more will be addressed from a Christian worldview
Students in Journalism I study aspects of producing digital and print publications and receive an introduction into the major players, topics, and trends in the media industry. Students begin developing skill sets in interviewing, reporting, writing, editing, and multimedia storytelling, in addition to learning how to be contributing members of an editorial team. Each member of the class will help strategize, produce, and manage content for the yearbook and/or the online home of NCA’s athletics program. Students will earn one half credit for this semester course.
Foundations in Personal Finance is a one semester course that meets students where they are in life so they can start making good money management decisions from day one. This course by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel cover things like saving and budgeting for things like their ﬁrst car and college, to the really fun aspects of investing. Students will also learn about resume building, career options, negotiation, insurance and the world's most exciting topic: taxes! Lead by an instructor, this course uses video, online blended learning and a workbook that students will ﬁnd entertaining as well as educational. Using God’s word and the principals that
it teaches about hard work and discipline, this course is designed to make sure students are ready for life after high school. Students will earn one half credit for this semester course.
This Biblical course is designed to help high school students focus on what God has called each Christian to do and how he has uniquely equipped him or her for the task. Students will discover the spiritual gifts God has given and understand those given to all believers in order to glorify Himself and strengthen His church. The goal of this one semester Bible study is for students to gain an understanding of how they are gifted to assist them as they step forward with college and career choices.
Strength and Conditioning
This course is designed to give students the ability to learn the strength and conditioning concepts and techniques needed to obtain optimal physical fitness. Students will learn the fundamentals of strength, power, endurance, flexibility, speed, and agility. The course will involve both lecture and physical activity. Through this class, students will come to a better understanding of God's intelligent design of the human body and how they can use strong, healthy bodies to serve the Lord. Students may take this course as a two semester full credit or one semester half credit.
A Teacher’s Aide at Northside Christian Academy will have the ability to gain an experimental learning opportunity that will further develop mentoring relationships offered as an elective for high school credit. All 11th and 12th graders must be current on all credits, on track for high school graduation, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students will need to have a strong work ethic in order to meet the needs of the students and teachers. Prior to the beginning of a student aide experience, students must attend an orientation provided by the school. Students will be evaluated based on work quality, time management, dependability, work ethic, and spiritual influence.
The purpose of Worship Arts is to instruct and equip students to lead praise in a congregational setting, both at school chapel services and in the church. In the Bible, music is important to God. His people throughout history have used singing as an important part of a life of worship to him. In Worship Arts, we will deepen our praise experience by learning more about what it means to praise God, with our voices and instruments, seeking wisdom from music through history, including the Psalms. Students will learn all year, but will be put on stage at the teacher’s discretion. Some students will be ready right away, but since there’s no prerequisite for the course, there will be beginners who will need more practice before they take that step.
This class is a full year elective and can be taken for one credit toward graduation. This class will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions it will take to produce an excellent yearbook. Students will learn and develop skills in layout design, writing, proofreading, photojournalism, computer, advertising design, and ad sales. Students will learn and demonstrate the values of diligence, responsibility, accountability, commitment, and teamwork in producing a quality yearbook. Students will learn how to bring glory to Jesus through using and refining the interests and abilities that God has given them.