MVCS Upper School
At the Junior/Senior High level we offer normal core classes and a number of other academic courses and electives to complement our program.
JR.-SR. HIGH ACADEMIC COURSES
Recommended Course Progression & Options
Grade 7: Bible, English/Grammar, Pre-Algebra, Life Science, World Geography, Intro to World Languages, Phys. Ed., Computer, Art, Concert Band and Chorus.
Grade 8: Bible, English/Grammar, Algebra 1, Earth Science, U.S. Government, Phys. Ed, Computer, Art, Concert Band and Chorus.
Grade 9: Bible, English/Grammar, Geometry, Physical Science, U.S. History I, Phys. Ed., Concert Band and Chorus.
Grade 10: Bible, World Literature/Grammar, Algebra II, Biology, U.S. History II, and Phys. Ed., Concert Band and Chorus.
Grade 11: Bible, American Literature or British Literature or AP English, Pre-Calculus*, Chemistry and/or AP Physics*, and/or Advanced Biology-Anatomy & Physiology*, AP Computer Science*, and Phys. Ed., Concert Band and Chorus.
Grade 12: Bible-Christian Worldview, American Literature or British Literature or AP English, Phys. Ed., Pre-Calculus* or AP Calculus*, Chemistry and/or AP Physics* and/or Advanced Biology-Anatomy & Physiology*, and AP Computer Science*, Concert Band and Chorus.
* Indicates an elective. Other Electives for Jr.-Sr. High include:
Grades 7-12: Music Theory, Worship Team, French and Spanish.
Grades 9-12: Bible Elective, French, Spanish, Studio Art, Chorus, Concert Band, Music Theory and various Computer Electives.
Grades 11-12: Yearbook, Consumer or Business Math, Art – Independent Study
In order to graduate from MVCS, a student must earn at least 24 credits (20 non-Bible credits). All students are required to take a minimum of 6 credits during each of the four years at MVCS. The following is the distribution of credits that a student is required to earn prior to graduation: Bible 4.0 credits, English 4.0 credits, Mathematics 3.0 credits, Science (Biology Required) 3.0 credits, Social Studies (U.S. History Required) 3.0 credits, Physical Education 1.6 credits, Computer 0.5 credits, The Fine Arts 1.6 credits.
Electives 3.3 credits
The Fine Arts requirement may consist of credits from the following: Studio Art, Art History, Yearbook, Choir, Concert Band, and Music Theory.
Electives include: Foreign Language (2 years are required for most colleges), Evangelism, Teaching Assistant, and extra classes beyond the required number of credits in any of the above categories.
Extra-curricular activities are made available as possible. Activities may include: music/drama events, math olympics, spelling bees, etc.
Sports programs for the Junior/Senior High students may include: soccer, volleyball, golf, and basketball.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
In 1999 a National Honor Society chapter was begun for our school. Membership in local chapters is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
GUIDANCE: PSATs and SATs
At MVCS PSATs and SATs are administered each year. PSAT are administered in October. SATs are offered following the College Board schedule for SATs.
Online Course Catalog
MVCS offers some dual credit courses and online learning opportunities for some courses. Learn more about the online courses available by visiting the course catalog. Coming soon!