Curriculum

Graduation Requirements:
Bible 4 credits
English 4 credits
Math 4 credits
History 4 credits
Science 4 credits
Computer 2 credits
Physical Education 1 credits
Electives 2 credits
Total 25 credits
Kindergarten:
  • Bible (stories, memory verses, practical application)
  • Spelling
  • Reading Readiness (phonetic approach)
  • Arithmetic
  • Library and Story-time
  • Penmanship
  • Social Skills and Development
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science

NRCS offers a full day kindergarten which includes Bible, Reading, Phonics, Math, Science, History, and Spelling. Students are reading by the end of the year. Along with academics, students also participate in gym, library, art and music.

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Grades 1 through 5:

  • Bible (stories, memory verses, interpretation, practical application)
  • Social Studies – Patriotism and Citizenship
  • Reading (phonetic approach)
  • English (grammar and composition)
  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Arithmetic
  • Science and Health
  • Penmanship
  • Music
  • Library and Story-time
  • Physical Education
  • Social Skills and Development
  • Literature

Students in first thru sixth grade engage in a strong academic curriculum which encourages higher order thinking skills. Our small class sizes also allow teachers to stress individualized learning. Art, music, library and gym are part of the elementary curriculum. Fifth and sixth graders have computer class and sixth graders also have a Missions class.

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Sixth Grade Courses:

  • Bible
  • Math
  • New World History and Geography
  • Reading
  • Investigating God’s World (Science)
  • Language
  • Physical Education
  • Study Hall
  • Specials: Drawing/Art/Music/Sewing/Other

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Seventh Grade Courses:

  • Bible
  • World Geography
  • English (Grammar & Lit)
  • Math
  • Life-Science
  • Intro to Computer
  • Physical Education
  • *Specials

* 7th & 8th grade specials include: Art, Music, Cooking, Sewing & 1st Aid

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Eighth Grade Courses:

  • Bible
  • Earth Science
  • Algebra 1 (1 credit) or General Math
  • Civics
  • Introduction to Language
  • Intro to Computer
  • English (Grammar & Lit)
  • *Specials
  • Physical Education

* 7th & 8th grade specials include: Art, Music, Cooking, Sewing & 1st Aid

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Ninth Grade Courses:

  • Bible (1 credit)
  • Spanish 1 (1 credit)
  • Computer (½ credit)
  • Physical Science (1½ credit)
  • American History (1 credit)
  • English – Grammar & Lit (1 credit)
  • Physical Education (¼ credit)
  • Algebra I or Algebra II (1 credit)
  • ***Electives

*** Electives include: Chorus, Yearbook, Cooking, Car Repair, Woodworking, Art, & Drama

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Tenth Grade Courses:

  • Bible (1 credit)
  • Computer (½ credit)
  • Spanish (1 credit)
  • World History (1 credit)
  • Geometry (1 credit)
  • English/World Lit (1 credit)
  • Biology (1 credit)
  • Physical Education (¼ credit)
  • Drivers/Safety Ed. (¼ credit)
  • *** Electives 

*** Electives include: Chorus, Yearbook, Cooking, Car Repair, Woodworking, Art, & Drama

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Eleventh Grade Courses:

  • Bible (1 credit)
  • English/American Lit (1 credit)
  • U.S. Government (1 credit)
  • **Math Elective (1 credit)
  • Computer (1 credit)
  • Chemistry with Lab (1½ credit)
  • Physical Education (¼ credit)
  • Career Counseling (¼ credit)
  • *** Electives

** Math Electives include: Consumer Math, Applied Math, Accounting, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus or Calculus

*** Electives include: Chorus, Yearbook, Cooking, Car Repair, Woodworking, Art, & Drama

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Twelfth Grade Courses:

  • Bible (1 credit)
  • English/British Lit (1 credit)
  • Economics (½ credit)
  • World Views (1/2 credit)
  • **Math Elective (1 credit)
  • Computer (1 credit)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics with Lab (Independent Studies)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Discipleship Groups
  • *** Electives

** Math Electives include: Consumer Math, Applied Math, Accounting, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus or Calculus

*** Electives include: Chorus, Yearbook, Cooking, Car Repair, Woodworking, Art, & Drama

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Voluntary Services Project:

With our Lord Jesus’ model of servant leadership in mind, we ask each student to complete a voluntary service project each year of high school. We plan specific projects for the entire class; if a student happens to miss the class project he or she is required to do something on their own with approval from Mrs. Carmichael. The planned projects are:

  • 9th grade – Cleaning, painting, repairing fences, working at the local park, etc.
  • 10th grade – Upkeep/landscaping around the school; also one day of yard work for someone elderly or disabled.
  • 11th grade – One day at Spruce Lake, we are assigned to the trail/landscape maintenance dept. This is always a Saturday; we travel down to Spruce Lake Friday afternoon and participate in a group activity.
  • 12th grade – Missions Trip

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Senor Year Time Line:
(click to download this form Senior_year_timeline )

SEPTEMBER:

  • Double-Check: Meet with your Guidance Counselor in early fall to review college options and make sure that you are all set to graduate with all requirements being fulfilled. Verify graduation credits and college entrance requirements. The Guidance Office also has a bulletin board by the school office. Check it out frequently to see what new items have been posted.
  • College Deadlines: Review your college choices and be aware of all college application and scholarship deadlines and requirements.
  • It’s That Time: … to start requesting teacher and counselor recommendations – it’s never too early to have these done. Please make sure your application has been sent to the college before sending a recommendation or transcript. If any paperwork goes to the college before your application, the college will toss it.
  • Apply NOW: If you’re thinking about applying for Early Action/Decision deadlines, prepare your application, because it’s due soon!
  • Just Do It: If you have taken the ACT or SAT test and are considering re-taking them, just do it. It will never hurt – and actually, it could mean extra money in scholarships if you bump the scores up enough for higher scores. Additionally, some colleges will take the best of each test section from different settings, so taking your exams again could be to your benefit.
  • Meet & Greet: Meet with college representatives who visit NRCS. This is a great time to ask those longer questions you may not want to ask over the phone. Also, take advantage of any college fairs that are being held in the area.
  • Triple-Check: Contact all colleges on your list or go online and triple-check all of your information. Make sure to gather all the information needed to complete your applications and scholarship paperwork. It’s no fun to miss deadlines.
  • Military: Check on Academy and ROTC deadlines. These are not flexible and may make or break your chances of getting in.
  • Go Visit: Plan to visit colleges that interest you in person. Please plan for times that fit into your academic schedule.

 

OCTOBER:

  • Don’t Forget: Keep working on and completing those applications for early-decision colleges! Stay alert to college fairs in the area. Also keep an eye on your grades. They will be part of your transcript.

 

NOVEMBER:

  • Happy New Year!: Or kind of … Even though it’s November, it’s time to start thinking about the New Year. Begin to complete the applications with January deadlines. Remember most colleges want to have the applications in their hands by the deadline – don’t mail them the day before.

 

DECEMBER:

  • FAFSA: Check out last years FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the FAFSA website. Use it as a practice form and see what you need in order to fill out the FAFSA. It will rarely ever change in detail. However, don’t use it as your official FAFSA for your student. The new FAFSA comes out every year on January 1.
  • Stamp It or Submit It: Whether you’re turning in your application for college via mail or online  make sure to get it in before the colleges go on Christmas break. Applications turned in after mid-December will most likely not be processed until after January 1.
  • Christmas: Don’t forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Christmas season with your family!!

 

JANUARY & FEBRUARY:

  • It’s That Time: Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as early as possible. Make sure you’re aware of the due dates for the colleges you are applying to. Most schools have a March 1st, but some may be earlier – be alert.
  • Explore Financial Aid Opportunities: Check out the Financial Aid & Scholarship section on the Online Resources page for a wide array of financial aid resources and websites. Somebody has to win the scholarships – why not you?
  • Keep Working: Continue completing college applications, transcript and teacher recommendation requests and make sure you’re aware of anything else the colleges need from you to complete their application process (new test scores, first semester senior grades, etc.).
  • Register Now: Make sure you register for the ACT or SAT test if you have not done so yet.  This is your last chance.
  • Check the Mailbox: You may start receiving replies and acceptance letters from colleges during this time period.

 

MARCH – JUNE:

  • Road Trip: Make sure to get on campus. Make final campus visits if needed.
  • Decision Time: Once you know which college is the one you want to attend, send your confirmation and housing deposits. This will lock in your spot and in most circumstances give you priority in registering for classes. Also, be aware of the college’s non-refundable deadline, in case you change your mind.
  • Be Courteous: Notify colleges of your decision to attend or not. If you know you’re not going to attend a specific college you’ve been accepted to, inform them. You may free up a spot for someone else. However, be sure you don’t want to attend that college; you may not be able to get your spot back.
  • What’s Up?: Inform us of your plans.
  • Don’t Forget: The school has to submit a final transcript, even after you have been accepted. Don’t loose focus of your grades.
  • Last, But Not Least: Request your final transcript and verification of graduation be sent to the college you plan to attend. They need it to process your final high school paperwork.
  • Congratulations! You’ve finished high school and are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in life. Good luck and have fun!

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