Course of Study 2017-2018

 Religion

Bible Information Class 1 (BIC)
REL1013 – Full Year
This course leads students to know Christ Jesus and the holy Christian faith through the study of the Bible, particularly the historical accounts recorded in the Old Testament.  The Bible testifies about Jesus in every single book, with the Old Testament focusing on the promised Messiah who was to come, and the New Testament focusing on Jesus, who has come to redeem the world and whose second coming we eagerly await.  The progression of BIC-1 is primarily chronological as students walk alongside believers of old and see the development of God’s plan of salvation through the Old Testament into the New Testament.  Prerequisite: None 
 
Bible Information Class 2 (BIC) 
REL1017 – Full Year
Beginnings in Christ 2 (BIC -2) builds upon the foundation of faith laid in BIC-1. This course leads students into a deeper knowledge of Christ and the holy Christian faith through the study of the New Testament Scriptures and Luther’s Small Catechism.  The first semester of BIC-2 tells the story of Jesus the Messiah through a harmony of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  The second semester sharpens the students’ focus on the Gospel of Jesus through study of the Acts of the Apostles and New Testament Epistles. Prerequisite: BIC 1
  
Christian Doctrine I DC -ONLINE COURSE: MLC
REL1014 - 12th Grade - Full Year (This class may not replace Religion 12)
A study of those truths that the Bible, as the divinely inspired source of doctrine, presents concerning the author, the object, and the mediator of salvation. Offered by Martin Luther College. MLC course guidelines & restrictions apply. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Religion 11, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
Christian Doctrine II DC – ONLINE COURSE: MLC
REL____ - 12th Grade - Full Year (This class may not replace Religion 12)
The scriptural truths concerning the blessing the Holy Spirit showers on believers, individually and collectively, in the presentation and appropriation of the gift of salvation. Offered by Martin Luther College.
MLC course guidelines & restrictions apply. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Religion 11, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.

Religion 9
REL1009 – 9th Grade – Full Year
This course is a study of many books of the Old Testament. Along with review of familiar stories, new insight will be put on how and why these stories happened. A general theme of God’s promises fulfilled will be learned.
 
Religion 10
REL1010 – 10th Grade – Full Year
This yearlong course is a study of the Gospel proclaimed in the New Testament books of Matthew, John, Acts, and First Corinthians.  The student will view the life of Christ from one of the synoptic Gospel books, namely Matthew, as well as from John's unique perspective.  More firmly founded in the Gospel of Christ and its application, students will then work through the book of Acts in which Luke presents the expansion of the early Church through the preaching of the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.  Finally through study of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians students will again be confronted with real life challenges faced by God's people and will work through real life applications of the eternal Word.  Knowing what they believe and why they believe it, students will have opportunities throughout the year to grow in their confidence and ability to articulate the Faith “that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”
 
Religion 11
REL1011 – 11th Grade – Full Year
Doctrine: A review of the key doctrines of Scripture are studied with special emphasis on equipping students to verbalize their beliefs.  Students will also learn how to analyze false religious statements and views, and will learn how to respond in truth and love.
 
 
Religion 12
REL1012 – 12th Grade – Full Year
This course is a comprehensive study of several New Testament epistles and their application to modern Christianity and the lives of the individual Christian.
1st Peter – The Apostle wrote to a church under persecution in the First Century with the theme “Stand Firm!” We will find encouragement as members of a Church under equal but perhaps different forms of modern persecution. This will include a unit study of the history of 1st Century persecution and applications to our modern, American society.
2nd Peter – False teaching was beginning to make its way into the Church of Peter’s day. Many of those same ancient false teachings can still be found today. Following a detailed study of this book, we will research the history and teachings of several modern day sects which are prevalent and influential today and how to give answer as lights in the world.
James – Perhaps no book of the Bible cuts to the heart of the Christian than this letter. In it, the Holy Spirit calls each one of us to account for shallow or dead faith with the encouragement to put the Word into applicable practice.
Revelation – The King of Kings and Lord of Lords reigns over his Church! We will study this often misunderstood book of the Bible with its fantastic images, its message to the Church who eagerly awaits Jesus’ return, and what we can expect during the age before Judgment Day.
Romans – The congregation in Rome was a beacon of light in the heart of the capital of the heathen, clearly anti-Christian Empire. Not only is Paul’s letter a theological jewel of the New Testament with its relevant doctrines within the salvation plan, but it also provides a topical approach to life’s challenges including homosexuality, our relationship to civil government, and the like.

 

 Social Studies

American History
SOC1003 – 11th Grade – Full Year
Taught from the Christian viewpoint, it covers the story of our nation’s development from discovery and colonization to America’s role in current world affairs.
 
 AP Psychology – ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
SOC2006 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Description: A college-level course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.
Prerequisites: Permission from department chair
 
AP US History*
SOC2008 - 11th Grade - Full Year
This course will help students become familiar with historical themes and periods in United States history. An emphasis will be placed on developing history thinking skills and on understanding the causes, effects, and results of individual periods. Students will better understand the political, economic, and social situations today by studying the past. Higher level thinking skills will be stressed through reading, writing, and analyzing documents. This course specifically prepares students to take the AP U.S. History exam.
Limit class size: 20
Prerequisite: A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and instructor approval.
 
 Criminology – ONLINE COURSE: WVS
SOC1032 - 11th/12th Grade – Semester
In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their cons sequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system.
 
Economics
SOC1005 – 11th & 12th Grade – Semester
This course is the study of our free economy based on personal liberty, private property, and free enterprise, and its achievements as compared with other economic systems. This is a college-preparatory course.
Prerequisite: Permission from department chair
Geography
SOC1031 – 9th Grade – Semester
This one-semester course covers the physical and political geography of Africa, Asia, and Europe, within a regional context. The individual countries will be surveyed with emphasis on the following topics: landforms, climate, agriculture, government, manufacturing, trade, culture, and religion. In addition to the content, the students will both review and be introduced to basic skills that pertain to the study of geography.
 
 
Honors Political Science
SOC2005 – 12th Grade – Semester
Honors Political Science is a college-preparatory course which examines the theory of government from both the spiritual and secular viewpoint. The various forms of government will be studied in light of those viewpoints. American democracy will receive special emphasis on a sophisticated level. Prerequisite: C in American History and English or permission from the department chair
 
Introduction to Psychology
SOC1016 – 11th/12th Grade
A one-semester introductory psychology course with emphasis on providing a basic understanding of human behavior and how that behavior relates to others. The course covers approaches to psychology, human growth and development, personality, mental disorders, nature of culture, conformity and deviance, and roles, relationships, and groups. (Note: Cannot take if already enrolled in AP Psychology, which is a college level course.) Prerequisites: None
 
Micro Economics* DC - ONLINE COURSE: UWC
SOC2010 - 12th Grade - Semester
Emphasizes the micro economic approach concerning households, firms, and market structures with a focus on price determination and distribution of income. Foreign trade and international financial institutions are included.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Economics with a B or higher, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
Macro Economics* DC - ONLINE COURSE: UWC
SOC2011 - 12th Grade - Semester
The emphasis of the course is on macro analysis and covers areas such as national income, commercial banking, business fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth. Designed for students who desire a basic one-year course (with ECO 204) in economics. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Economics with a B or higher, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
World History
SOC1010– 10th Grade – Full Year
This course outlines the history of our world from creation to the present day. Students will study historical themes and develop reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of major historical events and eras. A special emphasis will be on seeing God’s hand in the preservation of the Gospel throughout history.
 

Communication Arts

 

Communication Arts: ENGLISH

 AP English: Literature & Composition ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
ENG2006 – 12th Grade – Full Year
A two-semester course offered to college bound seniors with above average command of literature, language and grammar skills. The course requires multiple reading selections and critical analysis of plays, novels, poetry, and short stories. Through rigorous study, students will connect fictional literature and its elements to better understand universal themes and the bond between literature and history of the times. Through study and practice, students gain the understanding of the principles of effective writing and structures of writing for effective, intelligent communication of thought and understanding. Prerequisites: Three years of high school English, including upper writing experience, such as research paper, with grades of B or above.
 
Creative WritingDC - ONLINE COURSE: UWC
ENG1019 - 12th Grade - Semester
Chiefly devoted to writing and studying one or more of the following: fiction, poetry and drama. Prerequisite: Instructor approval and MLHS administration approval. Successful completion of English 11 with a B or higher. May not replace English 12. It is not clear if this will be offered as an online class or if you will need to take it in person at the UW-Manitowoc campus. If in person, the student must have two consecutive free periods within their schedule for this class to be taken.
 
English 9
ENG1001 – 9th Grade – Full Year
This yearlong course for freshmen is made up of the following components: literature, written communication, and grammar-usage-mechanics. The literature component is a general overview of literature that includes short stories, the novel, poetry, a Shakespearean drama, and non-fiction. The written composition component consists of learning and executing the writing process through the creating of paragraphs, several essays, and a cross-curricular research paper.
 
English 10
ENG1002 – 10th Grade – Full Year
This year-long course consists of four components:  grammar-usage-mechanics, composition, literature, and oral activities. The Literature component consists of poetry, short stories both fiction and non-fiction, drama, and a novel.
English 11
ENG1003 – 11th Grade – Full Year
This yearlong course consists of the following components: public speaking, writing, and literature. Both components incorporate the use of the four language arts skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Oral communication units emphasize the organization of ideas and the development of public speech techniques. Literature units consist of the examination of American literature from Pre-Colonial to Modern times. Included in literature is the study of the novel The Grapes of Wrath. Students will also independently read two novels.
 
English 12
ENG1004 – 12th Grade – Full Year
This yearlong course for seniors is a continuation of the Language Arts track and is made up of four components:  literature, composition, grammar-usage-mechanics, and oral activities.  The literature component emphasizes British literature and includes the study of poetry, essays, short stories, a Shakespearean drama, and a major novel. The composition component consists of the writing of a major research paper, a number of essays, and poems.  The students also participate in group and individual oral presentations.
 
English As A Second Language
ENG1009 – Full Year
This course is designed to introduce new international students to daily life and school expectations in the United States. Students are introduced to routines of high school life, how to problem solve in their new surroundings, and teacher, school and host family expectations. Basic grammar comprehension is also a goal of this course. It is reinforced through reading and writing exercises. Vocabulary development is a main focus. This course works to develop sentence level and paragraph writing skills for beginning ESL students. It includes intensive work to extend reading comprehension abilities through reading response writings, comprehensive exercises and discussion.
 
English As A Second Language 2
ENG1022 – Full Year
This course is designed for intermediate level language learners. Goals include a reinforcement of basic grammar, an introduction and intense study of more complex grammar, including further development of conversational skills, reading skills, writing skills and vocabulary development. This course works to improve paragraph level writing and essay writing skills for intermediate ESL students. It includes intensive work to extend reading comprehension abilities through reading response writings, comprehension exercises and discussion.
 
English As A Second Language 3
ENG1023 – Full Year
This course is designed for advanced level ESL students. Goals include further reinforcement of basic grammar as well as an introduction and intense study of more complex grammar through various means. More time is devoted at this level to discussions and problem solving. Development of vocabulary remains a top focus. Class time is also devoted to literature in its various forms. Students begin practicing specific English skills needed for college entry tests.
English As A Second Language 4
ENG1024 – Semester
The purpose of this course is to provide international students with college transition skills in English, essay writing, conversational skills, life skills, university application, and college preparation standardized testing in math, science, English, and reading. Objectives include: skills base and technique review for TOEFL, ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER college preparation testing, secure essay writing skills, explore career interests and skills assessment, career research and job shadow experience, research of college terminology, majors, universities, and financial aid opportunities, proceed with university application processes, secure resumé writing and experience interview skills, lead and direct discussion/conversation on current social issues, and explore community and civic service and God’s purpose of each life.
 
Practical English
ENG1025 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
This yearlong course is designed for the student whose academic abilities and skills indicate a need to strengthen practical application of basic language and communication skills. The concepts of learning-to-learn and the “world-of-work’ are stressed. The course consists of five interrelated components: basic grammar, usage, and mechanics; literature—technical and recreational; oral communication; written communication; (Dept. approval required.)
 
 Sequential Art: Graphic Novels*- ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
ENG1040 – 11th/12th Grade – Semester 1
A survey of the history of American comics and a review of major graphic novels circulating in America today. It is focused on three main points. Focus is on comics as a form of literature and that comics have much to teach us about ourselves. Differing in one major fashion to any literary course, Sequential Art will also infuse artistic analysis into the instruction due to the unique nature of the medium. The course will first define what a graphic novel is and provide a walkthrough of the process for creating one. Secondly, three major works of the genre will be analyzed and assessed, Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons' WATCHMEN, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, and Chris Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of English 10

Communication Arts: WORLD LANGUAGES

 
Criteria for the taking of Latin or German or Spanish
  • Testing = Stanine of 6 or higher on their standardized test
  • English Class = Grade of C or higher
  • If student / parents desire only 2 years of a language, student should begin their language studies junior year.
  • If student / parents desire only 3 years of a language, student should begin their language studies sophomore year.
  • If student / parents desire 4 years of a language or are using Latin as the base for their other language studies, student should begin their language studies Freshman year.
  • Since Latin will be online for the future, a 9th grade student desiring to take Latin 1 will need approval from Mr. Ungemach.  He will be speaking with their 8th grade teacher about maturity, responsibility, and work ethic before giving permission.
 
 Chinese 1*-ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
FOR1017 – 10th/11th/12th  – Full Year
An introduction to the Mandarin Chinese language and culture that includes listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a year of an MLHS World Language offering with a B or higher
 
 Chinese 2*-ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
FOR1018 – 11th/12th  – Full Year
A continuation of Chinese 1. Students, a study of the Mandarin Chinese language and culture that includes listening Prerequisite: Chinese 1
 
German 1*
FOR1009 – All Grades – Full Year
The student begins his study of German in the context of total communication in a living language. Simple vocabulary and grammar are learned as the student begins to communicate through hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. Aspects of contemporary German culture are emphasized. Prerequisite: C in English
 
German 2*
FOR1010 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full year
The student continues his study of the German language by building on knowledge acquired in the first year. More emphasis is placed on communication in German only. Important aspects of German history and emigration are emphasized. Portions of the gospels and Luther’s Catechism are read. An opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program is available. Prerequisite: German I
 
German 3*
FOR1011 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
The student continues his study of the German language by building on knowledge acquired in the first two years.  The goal of total communication in the target language is achieved.  Important aspects of German history and contemporary culture are studied in the German language via media.  Samples of simple German literature are explored.  Bible reading and the study of the catechism continue.  Written and oral reports in German are required. An opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program is available. Prerequisite: German 2
 
German 4*
FOR1012 – 12th Grade – Full Year
The student continues his study of the German language by building on the knowledge acquired in the first three years. The total communication experience is deepened as fourth-year students assume a teaching/tutoring role for the third year students. German literature, German history, and German culture are more thoroughly explored via the media. Independent research and writing, as well as oral reports in class, are performed in the target language. Bible reading is continued and other church literature is read. An opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program is available.
Prerequisite: German 3
 
 Latin 1*-ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
FOR1005 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full Year
First year Latin for high school students. Students will begin a study of the Latin language as well as a familiarity with Roman culture and customs. The course also includes a rigid study of Latin vocables, syntax and translation. There are frequent quizzes to test the current skills of the students and numerous exercises in translation and grammar.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a year of an MLHS World Language offering with a B or higher.
 
Latin 2* - ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
FOR1006 – 11TH/12TH Grade – Full Year
Second year Latin will be a continuation of Latin 1. The course goal is to continue the student's comprehensive instruction not only in the Latin language and how it works, but also to enhance understanding of the Roman and post-Roman culture in which Latin flourished as an active literary language. The instruction continues to draw attention to God’s guidance of history for the spread of the Gospel. Additional exposure to the Latin biblical text will be developed. Prerequisites: C or better in Latin 1(or consent of instructor)
 Latin 3* - ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
FOR1007 – 12TH Grade – Full Year
Third year Latin presents a comprehensive review of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and translation. Building on the foundation of Latin 1 and 2, the course provides students with an in-depth experience of Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid and Vergil, as well as the Renaissance writer, Erasmus. The students are introduced to “unadapted” Latin literature building their literary skills. Students regularly are required to evaluate the various authors’ writings, ideas and philosophies in the light of God’s Word. Prerequisites: B or better in Latin 2 (or consent of instructor)
Spanish 1*
FOR1001 – All Grades – Full Year
Spanish 1 is an elective two-semester course which emphasizes basic vocabulary, grammar, and forms needed to speak and write simple Spanish sentences. It includes a study of Hispanic culture.
Prerequisite: C in English
 
Spanish 2*
FOR1002 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full year
Spanish 2 is an elective two-semester course which continues grammar, vocabulary and culture. It also emphasizes reading, writing and listening skills with a goal of increasing ability in oral Spanish.
Prerequisite: C or higher in Spanish 1 - Semester 2
 
Spanish 3*
FOR1003 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Spanish 3 is an elective two-semester course which continues grammar, vocabulary and culture. It emphasizes literature, composition and conversation skills with a goal of competence in Spanish communication. Prerequisite: C or higher in Spanish 2 - Semester 2
 
Spanish 4*
FOR1004 – 12th Grade – Full Year
Spanish 4 is an elective two-semester course which continues grammar, vocabulary and culture. It emphasizes literature, composition and conversation skills with a goal of competence in Spanish communication. Prerequisite: C or higher in Spanish 3 - Semester 2

Fine Arts

 

Fine Arts: ART

Art Introduction
FIN1010– All Grades – Semester
Intro to Art is a one-semester course offered each semester. There is no prerequisite for this course. Through experiences in both the fine arts and craft areas, the student will be exposed to projects using a variety of media, materials, and techniques. Instruction in the elements and principles of design will allow each student to analyze and discuss his/her and other’s projects. Students will learn about many artists and styles of art in order to teach, encourage, and inspire them in their own artwork. This class is an excellent way to “tryout” the art course offerings.
 
Digital Arts
FIN1021 – All Grades – Offered during the 2018-19 School Year
Digital Arts is a one semester course offered in the 2018-19 school year. This introductory course will introduce students to basic digital imaging manipulation skills within vector-based programs. Students will learn the basics of vector programs. They will practice the options of image manipulation. Students will use color theory, visual literacy, and the basic elements and principles of art to create original compositions. Students will develop higher thinking skills through art criticism.
Prerequisite: Art Introduction
 
Digital Photography*
FIN1002 – 10th / 11th / 12th Grade – Semester 1
Digital Photography is a one semester course offered in the 2017-18 school year. Students will become familiar with the functions of a digital camera. Students will learn photography history as they study photographers of the past and see how they have influenced what we look at today. They will be able to practice the technical aspects of photography to find their own style while studying the style of others. They will also learn different objectives for taking photos such as; documenting an event, preserving the past, landscapes, portraits. Students will develop higher level thinking through art criticism. Students will use editing software and develop ways of sharing work with others.
Prerequisite: Art Introduction
 
Drawing/Painting*
FIN1017 – All Grades – Semester 2
Drawing/Painting is a one-semester course offered during the 2017-18 school year.  This course will add to the students’ knowledge of artists and art history, and art movements. It will also expand on the student’s knowledge of mediums. It will go beyond the introduction of drawing into more practice on how to see in three dimensions and interpret in two dimensions.
 
Through experiences in both the fine arts and craft areas the student will be exposed to projects using a variety of materials and techniques. Review of the elements and principles of design will allow the student to analyze and discuss his/her and other projects. Students will be taught about many artists and styles of art in order to teach, encourage and inspire them in their own artwork.
Prerequisite: Art Introduction
 
Mixed Media*
FIN1006 -All Grades – Offered during the 2018-19 School Year
Mixed Media/Sculpture is a one-semester course offered during the 2018-2019 school year. Through experiences in both the fine arts and crafts areas, the student will be exposed to projects using a variety of media, materials, and techniques. Instruction in the elements and principles of design will allow the student to analyze and discuss his/her and other projects. Students will be taught about many artists and styles of art in order to teach, encourage, and inspire their own artwork (mask making, origami, fibers, etc).
 
Review of the elements and principles of design will allow the student to analyze and discuss his/her and other projects. Students will be taught about many artists and styles of art in order to teach, encourage, and inspire them in their own artwork. Students will discover many ways to create 3 dimensional artwork (clay, wood, paper).
Prerequisite: Art Introduction

Fine Arts: MUSIC

Band
MUS1005 – All Grades – Full Year
Band is a full-year course open to students with instrumental background. Tone production, balance and blend are emphasized during daily rehearsal of music from various styles and periods. The band performs in a minimum of five concerts each school year. It also participates in the WSMA Concert Festival. Band members, as soloists or members of an ensemble, participate in the WSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival each year. Students enrolled in band are also members of the marching band.
 
Cantate Choir
MUS1013 – 9th/10th Grade – Full Year
This is a full-year course open to students in the ninth and tenth grades. Vocal fundamentals, along with ensemble choral tone production, balance and blend are emphasized during rehearsals of music from various styles and periods. The choir sings in a minimum of four concerts each school year. The choir members, as soloists or small ensembles, also participate in the WSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival each spring.
 
Concert Choir
MUS1001 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Concert choir is a full-year elective for juniors and seniors (and sophomores in Lancer Singers). Acappella and accompanied choral music of various styles and periods is selected for rehearsal and performances. The concert choir participates in four major concerts, MLHS Sundays, chapel services throughout the school year. The choir members, as soloists or members of small ensembles, also participate in the WSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival each spring.
 
Music
MUS3014_LPS – 9th Grade – Full Year
The basic elements of music theory, music history, worship, and listening are stressed in this course. In addition, experiences in choral singing are offered through rehearsals and performances in the Freshman Choir. Freshmen are required to participate in all four school sponsored concerts.
Individual Music Lessons
Individual Music Lessons are given before or after school, or offered during regular band and choir periods, or study halls. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and will be tailored to the individual needs, abilities, goals, and age of each student.  In each lesson we will strive to include warm-ups, sight singing / sight reading, technique, music theory, performing a varied repertoire and music history.  Students will gain the tools to use their natural talents in the most healthy and effective fashion and will be assisted and encouraged to improve their God-given abilities, enhance their performance skills, and develop an overall enjoyment of music. 
 
Lessons are given on a weekly basis and cost $17 per 30 minute lesson. This cost includes the payment of teacher salary and administrative costs. 
 
  1. The MLHS Lesson Teachers will use PowerSchool to report student progress.
  2. Music Lessons will appear as an “Audit” on transcripts that are sent to colleges and employers. 
  3. To receive “audit” on a transcript, the student and parent must complete the MLHS Lesson Commitment form.
 
 
Keyboard: Piano or Organ
MUS3025_MAN – All Grades – Semester or Full Year
Organ Requires recommendation from piano teacher, organ teacher and music department head.
 
Instrumental Music Lessons
MUS3024_MAN – All Grades – Semester or Full Year
 
Vocal Lessons
MUS3026_MAN – All Grades – Semester or Full Year
 

Math

 
Algebra 1
MAT1003 – All Grades – Full Year
A two-semester course in Algebra designed to give the student a complete foundation in algebraic structure and method. The course covers work in the areas of real numbers, simple and complex equation and problem solving, polynomials, fractions, factoring, graphing, rational and irrational expressions, and quadratic equations and the inequalities.
 
Algebra 2*
MAT1004 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
This elective course is designed to give the student an in-depth study of algebraic concepts. The course covers a review of Algebra I, rational and irrational numbers, radicals, quadratic equations, complex numbers, graphing, exponents, logarithms, and polynomials.
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry
 
AP Calculus AB*
MAT2004 – 12th Grade – Full Year
Calculus is an advanced branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits of function models and with differentiation (slope dy/dx) and integration (area) of the function models and their applications to the functions they model. These topics will help to understand and model some of the wonders of our almighty God. The course is designed for a full year course in Calculus I that follows advanced mathematics (pre-calculus) and precedes higher levels of Calculus. The skills and objectives will empower you to model and study physical sciences, economics, business, engineering, statistics, or many other problem-solving applications.
Prerequisite: B or higher in Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry
 
 AP Statistics  – ONLINE COURSE: WVS
MAT2007 – 12th Grade – Full Year
Students explore the statistics of both categorical and quantitative data, constructing and interpreting graphical displays of distributions of univariate and bivariate data (dotplot, stemplot, histogram, cumulative frequency plot, scatter plots, two-way tables), summarizing distributions of univariate data, comparing distributions of univariate data (dotplots, back-to-back stemplots, parallel boxplots), exploring bivariate data, transformations to achieve linearity: logarithmic and power transformations, methods of data collection, planning and conducting experiments, discussing results and types of conclusions that can be drawn from observational studies, experiments, and surveys, probability, combining independent random variables, the normal distribution, properties of the normal distribution, sampling distributions, statistical inference, point estimators and confidence intervals, and tests of significance. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Basic Algebra
MAT1016 – 12th Grade – Full Year
This two-semester math course will connect experiences with comprehensive mathematics. The course will use algebra, geometry, trigonometry, linear programming, and optimization techniques to solve problems. This course will show students mathematics is a vital, relevant, flexible tool for interacting with their world in many ways and at many levels, from the commonplace setting of everyday life and work to the frontiers of science and technology.
 
Consumer Mathematics
MAT1006 - 12th Grade – Sem
This course covers math life skills. It begins with an extensive look at federal and state income tax forms and filing procedures. Other items covered are auto ownership, purchasing goods, personal income, and various areas of banking and banking services, investments, insurance, and housing cost.
 
Geometry*
MAT1005 – All Grades – Full year
This two-semester course is designed to help students understand the basic structure of geometry, develop powers of special visualization while building their knowledge of the relationships among geometric elements, and grow in the understanding of the deductive method and in an appreciation of the need for precision of language. Students will also strengthen their algebraic skills, gain some knowledge of the methods of coordinate geometry and the way in which algebra and geometry complement each other, and experience the stimulation and satisfaction that comes from clear and creative thinking.
Prerequisite: Algebra I or permission from department chair
 
General Math
MAT1001 – 9th/10th Grade - Full Year
A two-semester course designed to review the basic operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and directed numbers. Problem solving, rates, percents, statistics, and basic geometry are also discussed. If a student takes this course a subsequent year, mathematics life skills will be emphasized.
 
Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry*
MAT2006 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Full Year
An elective course designed to give the student and in-depth study of algebraic concepts and an introduction to trigonometric functions. This course covers rational and irrational numbers, radicals, quadratic equations, complex numbers, graphing, exponents, logarithms, permutations, combinations, trigonometric functions and identities, polar coordinates, and vectors. Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry
 
Honors Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry*
MAT2002 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
A two-semester course designed to prepare the student for modern courses in calculus, abstract algebra, and probability. Topics covered are logic, properties of the complete ordered field, mathematical induction sequences and series, algebra of vectors, plane analytical geometry of points and lines, linear and polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and circular and trigonometric functions and their properties. Prerequisite: Algebra II
 
Pre-Algebra
MAT1002 – 9th/10th -Full Year
Pre-Algebra is a two-semester course for students who need additional time to prepare for Algebra I. It reviews fundamentals of mathematics, reviews algebraic concepts previously introduced in other math courses, and introduces new math concepts. Topics covered include the four fundamental math operations, order of operation, fraction, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, exponents, scientific notation, perimeter, area, volume, solving equations and inequalities, graphing and translating real life problems into mathematical sentences.
 
Statistics*
MAT1013 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive treatment of introductory statistics and probability in such areas as business, sociology, ecology, economics, education, medicine, psychology, and mathematics as well as in our everyday life as consumers. Students in these courses must frequently demonstrate a knowledge of the language and methods of statistics. Methodology and applications have been integrated throughout the course.  Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry

Science

 

Science: HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Health
PHY1002 – 10th Grade – Full Year
Health is a required semester course for sophomores. The course will teach healthful living from a Christian perspective. The course is designed to promote responsible decision making and provides students with life management skills that encourage them to care for and respect their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit.
 
Fitness Leadership & Exercise
PHY1005 – 11th/12th Grade - Semester
In Fitness for Life, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for a lifetime of fitness, and activity.  This is a highly intense course, which will require students to be highly motivated for success.  This course will focus on providing students with knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular fitness, strength and resistance training, speed training, biomechanics and nutrition.  Students will create their own workout and nutritional plans with the help of the instructor.  The plans will be individually based upon the student’s goals.  Possible options may include but are not limited to; athletic enhancement, strength gain, weight loss, weight gain, muscle definition/ bodybuilding.  Students will keep fitness and diet journals throughout the semester to track their progress.  This course will have days of classroom lecture, but will be mainly taking place in the weight room, gym and outside.
 
Lifetime Sports & Activities
PHY1013 – 11th/12th Grade - Semester
This course is a low impact course designed to instruct students in individual sports skills which can be played throughout a lifetime. This course will focus on individual and partner based competition, cooperation with one another for success. Activities of this course include disc golf, pickleball, badminton, handball, table tennis, and golf. This course also involves Christian leadership aspects both on the field/court of competition and in life that can be used to positively impact and build up those around you.
 
Physical Education 9
PHY3010MLHS – 9th Grade – Full Year
Freshman physical education is an introductory physical education class, which meets Wisconsin Standards for Physical Education. Freshman will be exposed to basic fitness concepts, and weight room introduction.  Students will experience a variety of aerobic activities, and participate in learning beginner level skills of football, volleyball, basketball, dance, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, and softball. Students will keep weekly physical activity journals, set, track and achieve goals throughout the year, to promote healthy habits.
 
Physical Education 10
PHY1004 – 10th Grade – Semester
Sophomore physical education will focus on meeting Wisconsin Standards for Physical Education where students will develop their own personal fitness plan, setting goals and tracking their plan throughout the semester.  Students will participate in the activities of soccer, broomball, zoneball and yoga.  Similar to freshman physical education, students will keep a weekly activity journal to track their activities, set and achieve goals, as well as keep a daily food journal, which will be directly used in Health 10.
 

Science: SCIENCE

 
 AP Environmental Science – ONLINE COURSE:WELS ALHSO
SCI2005 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
A college-level course with an overview of components of ecosystems, including energy flow and the structure and dynamics of populations and communities. Students review the processes that affect natural environments, examine the impact of human activities on ecosystems, and discuss current environmental issues. The course is designed to prepare high school students to take the College Board AP exam on this subject.  Throughout the course the student is encouraged to demonstrate love for God through respect for His artistic work and love for neighbor in that others are not hurt or harmed by how we act.  Field projects will be required.
Prerequisites: Two years of laboratory science.
 
 Astronomy –ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
SCI1007 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester 2
This course explores the wonders of the heavens above us. Students will gain an appreciation for God’s majesty as revealed in His universe. Students will learn what an astronomer studies. Students will finally learn to navigate the night sky for personal enjoyment.
Prerequisites: None.
 
Biology (Lab)
SCI1005 – 10th Grade – Full Year
Biology is a full-year course dealing with life as a gift of God and not a happening of chance.  The course combines the lecture-discussion method with scheduled laboratory experiences.  The student is encouraged to view his body as a temple of the Holy Spirit and is encouraged to treat it and his environment as wondrous gifts of divine creation.
 
Earth/Space Science*
SCI1006 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester
Earth/Space Science is a one-semester elective course which provides a broad survey of the major topics connected to earth science: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The student is encouraged to view Earth as a wonderful temporary home provided for us by our gracious God. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Science
Environmental Science (Lab)
SCI1014 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Environmental Science is a full-year course designed to help students become better stewards of the creation God has given them. The interactions of plants, animals, and humans in their environments are studied. Concepts are reinforced with hands-on laboratory experiments, projects, and collaborative research work both online and in the field.
 
Honors Advanced Biology* (Lab)
SCI1017 – 12th Grade – Full Year
Advanced Biology is a full-year course designed to provide a more in-depth study of nature and the wonder of God’s gift of life. Topics to be covered are the chemicals of life, cell biology, genetics, biotechnology, and a survey of the kingdoms of life with special emphasis on the structure and function of plants, animals and ecology. The course includes regularly scheduled laboratory experiences, which reinforce and expand on topics presented in lecture.  Prerequisite:  B- in Chemistry
 
Honors Anatomy & Physiology* (Lab)
SCI1013 – 11th/12th Grade – Semester
Anatomy and Physiology is a one-semester elective course intended particularly for those students who plan to pursue careers in health care and medicine. The anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of each major organ system in the human body will be covered. Lab activities, including a detailed dissection of a representative mammal, help to reinforce concepts.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology with a B- or higher
 
Honors Chemistry* (Lab)
SCI2002 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Chemistry is a full-year laboratory-oriented course in which the composition and properties of substances are investigated, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Topics include chemical formulas, reactions, molar relationships, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic properties, bonding, gases, and solutions. Chemistry is a central science, laid in place during creation, and the course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of the matter which makes up their physical and biological surroundings. Concepts are reinforced with simulations and laboratory investigations.  Prerequisite:  C in Algebra 1
Honors Physics* (Lab)
SCI2001 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
Physics is a full-year course which introduces the laws of creation as they apply to the movement of matter through space and time. Topics include motion, force, energy, heat, sound, light and electricity. The course is primarily quantitative and stresses the use of models and mathematical analysis. Concepts are reinforced with simulations and laboratory investigations. Prerequisite:  C in Algebra 2
 
Human Diseases for Health Profession DC – ONLINE COURSE: WTCS
SCI1022 - 12th Grade - Semester
Focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of health care settings by health information professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
Physical Science
SCI1002 – 9th Grade – Full Year
Physical Science is a full-year course surveying God’s creation of the physical world. Basic concepts in chemistry and physics are studied. The course includes demonstrations and labs in which students can personally investigate concepts presented in class.

Technology/Engineering/Family/Consumer

 

Technology/Engineering/Family/Consumer:  BUSINESS

Accounting
BUS1001 – 11th/12th Grade -  Full year
The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the flow of a business transaction through the accounting cycle, to teach the necessity for neat and accurate records, and to provide background instruction for advanced study in business administration or accounting. Students will maintain accounting and payroll records for a sole proprietorship, merchandising business, and corporation.
 
Accounting DC – ONLINE COURSE: WTCS
BUS1001-12th Grade - Semester
Provides the learner with the skills to understand accounting principles and procedures and financial statements useful in any business, including the accounting cycle for a service enterprise and a merchandising enterprise, chart of accounts, special journals, ledgers, accruals and deferrals, inventories, and internal controls. 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Accounting with a B or higher, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
Accounting 2 DC – ONLINE COURSE: WTCS
BUS2012 -12th Grade - Semester
Provides the learner with the skills to transition to more advance accounting courses with emphasis given to notes and interest, forms of legal entities, stock transactions, depreciation methods, payroll, valuation, and financial analysis.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of College Accounting 1, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
Intro to Business
BUS1003 – 9th/10th Grade – Semester
Students learn about business as it affects them day by day. There are units on economics, consumerism, money management, banking, investments, credit, and insurance.

Technology/Engineering/Family/Consumer: TECHNOLOGY

 
 AP Computer Science ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
COM2001 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
A college-level first course in computer science. The emphasis in the course is on procedural and data abstraction, object-oriented programming and design methodology, algorithms, and data structure. Java will be the programming language used in the course.
Prerequisites: Must have received a B or higher in previous online computer course and completed an MLHS higher level math class
 
 
Computer Applications
COM1002 – 9th Grade – Semester
This is a one-semester required class for all freshmen.  It is designed to obtain a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite.  Students will work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365, and Moodle.  The use of the internet and social media in a God-pleasing way will also be addressed.
 
 Computer Graphics – ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
COM1008 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester 2
Computer Graphics will introduce students to raster and vector graphic editing software to create, edit, and manipulate images and drawings. These skills can then be applied to complete projects in other courses during and after high school, in the workplace, and for personal use.
Prerequisites: None, but basic computer knowledge is assumed.
 
 Introduction to Multimedia (Digital Media) ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
COM1005 - 10th/11th/12th Grade Semester
Students will use web-based resources to combine the use of text, graphics, video, animation, and sound in fun and exciting ways. Exploration will include audio and video creation and publishing, and some basic image manipulation. Ethical and legal responsibilities when using and publishing audio and video content will be discussed. Prerequisites: None
 Game Programming – ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
COM1010 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester 2
This is a course for students with some experience in writing computer code. Using the .NET framework programs Microsoft Visual C# Express 2008 (2010) and XNA 3.1 (4.0), students will develop an environment for creating simple 2-D game programs. Using step-by-step instruction and hands-on projects, students will learn how to develop, test, run and debug games that feature graphics and sound effects. The code developed for each project will be saved in a code portfolio for future use as base programs for more expanded gaming programs.
Prerequisites: Programming course in Visual Basic.   
 
 Introduction to Computer Programming – ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
COM1007–10th/11th/12th Grades– Semester 1
Introduction to Programming is a hands-on introductory computer-programming course.  Students will learn the fundamental programming techniques of the Visual Basic language, while setting a foundation for the learning of other programming languages. Prerequisites: None, but basic computer knowledge is assumed.
 
 Web Page Design – ONLINE COURSE: WELS ALHSO
COM1006 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester 1
Students will learn HTML commands and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) so they can create effective WEB sites without the purchase of WEB design software.  They will also study the principles of creating an attractive, useful, and user-friendly site as well as how to post their site and have users find it on the World Wide Web.

Technology/Engineering/Family/Consumer:  Vocational

Apprenticeship*
VOC3004 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
 The purpose of the Youth Apprenticeship is a school to work program to train students who plan to enter the work-force directly after high school, or who plan to enroll in a technical college or a university in an occupationally-related degree program. The student must be in grade 12 (a few programs allow 11th grade students to enroll) and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 One vocational related elective credit earned per semester for a minimum of three hour/day work experience. If accepted, the student must take a minimum of four classes in addition to Youth Apprenticeship.
 
Child Development
VOC1022– 11th/12th Grade – Semester
This is a one-semester course offered during the 2017-2018 school year. This course is designed to help develop knowledge, skills, and confidence in becoming a parent and working with young children in a Christian atmosphere. Areas of concentration include understanding of self and others, prenatal care, postnatal care, the developing child, child care and developmental characteristics, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of the pre-school and school-age groups. Students will be required to observe and partake in a pre-school learning activity. Special children and children-related careers will also be studied. “Baby Think It Over” simulators will be experienced.
 
Computer Aided Design
 VOC1021– 11th/12th Grade – Semester
This course introduces students to mechanical design using SolidWorks software. Students will learn how to design 3D parts, assemblies, and drawings. Many parts will be designed on the computer and then 3-D printed by the student.
 
Foods (as space allows)
VOC1008 – 11th/12th Grade – Semester
Foods is a one-semester course offered during the first semester of each year. This course emphasizes nutrition and health, food preparation, trends and technology in foods, and safety and sanitation when preparing foods. Each student will have the opportunity to prepare and evaluate food products. Community service projects will be included.
 
Life Skills & Personal Finance
 VOC1023–11th/12th Grade – Offered during the 2018-19 School Year
This is a one semester course offered during the 2018-19 school year.  The course will help the young Christian build a variety of skills that prepare them for independent living.  Topics covered include budgeting (spending, saving, borrowing, and investing), housing, transportation, employment, setting goals, getting along with others, handling change and stress, health, safety, community issues and citizenship and much more.  By learning how to make informed decisions students can build a solid foundation for life on their own.  Speakers, case studies, individual and group projects will be interspersed throughout the course.
 
Medical Terminology DC – ONLINE COURSE:WTCS
VOC1028 - 12th Grade - Semester
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Spelling, definition, and pronunciation will enhance student learning as students practice formation, analysis, and reconstruction of medical terms. Medical terminology will come “alive” through an introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Honors Advanced Biology and Honors Anatomy & Physiology, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
Certified Nursing Assistant DC : WTCS
VOC_______ 12th Grade - Semester
Designed to prepare learners for employment in home care agencies, nursing homes, and hospitals. Learners are supervised by qualified RNs in classroom, lab, and clinical areas. Classes are presented by means of online and face-to-face instruction. Lab and clinical activities are scheduled at designated locations in Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties. Upon successful completion, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the State of Wisconsin Nursing Assistant Competency Examination. Prerequisite: 305431 Nursing Assistant Admission Requirements met and Approval of administration, must meet with MLHS Registrar prior to selecting this class with your advisor.
 
Student Intern (Office Intern/Maintenance Intern/Etc.)
VOC1041 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
The student intern program enables students to assist the school with various duties five periods a week.  The student is under the guidance and supervision of an MLHS staff member.  They will assist the school with various responsibilities related to either office experiences or maintenance.  Included in the coursework are completing a job application, the interview process, and resume writing. 
 
Woods 1 (as space allows)
VOC1012 – All Grades – Semester
This is a one-semester class designed to introduce students to the process of changing a raw material into a finished product. Students will use traditional woodworking equipment along with modern computer aid drafting (CAD) and computer aided machining (CAM) tools. The students will learn and practice safe work habits on a daily basis.
 
 
Woods 2* (as space allows)
VOC1013 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester
This one-semester course is designed for students interested in learning more about woodworking and modern manufacturing. Students that are looking for a God-pleasing hobby or are interested in a possible woodworking career should take this course. Students will use traditional woodworking equipment along with modern computer aided drafting (CAD) and computer aided machining (CAM) tools. The students will learn and practice safe work habits on a daily basis. Prerequisite: C in Woods 1
 
Woods 3* (as space allows)
VOC1014 – 11th/12th Grade – Semester
This course is designed for students that are considering career possibilities in woodworking, machining, the trades, or engineering. Emphasis is given to problem solving. Students will build on their previous skills of changing raw materials into a finished project. Students will use traditional wood working equipment along with modern CAD, CAM, and CNC tools. The students will learn and practice safe work habits on a daily basis. This course may be taken for one or two semesters. Prerequisite: C in Woods 2
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