New Course Offerings for 2018-19

BCHS is excited to offer new courses for the coming school year to its already diverse and rigorous line up. Use the department picker below to access other courses including descriptions, prerequisites and eligibility.

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  • Academic Competitions

    Each year we will learn and study something different. Each year, the Academic Decathlon® selects a new theme for teams all over the country to explore. The theme shapes an entire course of studies and brings it all together. The more years you participate in Academic Decathlon®, the more themes you’ll master. And since the curriculum team develops these themes with special attention to national content standards, you’ll find you’re becoming not just a more knowledgeable Academic Decathlete, but a stronger all around student because of the ten events you will be preparing for: speech, interview, essay, music, art, literature, economics, math, science, and social science (history). 
    Prerequisite: None
    Eligibility: 9th through 12th grade
  • AP Computer Science Principles

    AP Computer Science Principles is a complete, full-year Edhesive course developed in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach Institute that focuses on the 7 “Big Ideas” in computer science using project-based approaches. This course will prepare students for the end-of-course AP Exam.
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science or test for skill set
    Eligibility: 10th through 12th grade
  • AP Seminar

    AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.
    Prerequisite: Intro. to Literature and Composition Honors
    Eligibility: 10th through 12th grade 
  • Business and Entrepreneurship

    This course will teach students how to design, open, and run a profitable business. They will learn the ins and outs of business finance, banking, etc.
    Prerequisite: None
    Eligibility: 9th through 12th grade
  • Engaging Culture Seminar

    Engaging Culture Seminar is designed to help students think biblically about how to purposefully interact with today's society in ways that are both redemptive and meaningful. Over the course, we will examine various Christian texts in relation to the intersection between faith and culture so that students will gain knowledge and confidence in how to effectively articulate and live out the Gospel against the backdrop of a secular world. Topics for study will include: Comparative Religions, World Missions, Cultural Apologetics, Social Media, Vocation, and Christian Leadership. The daily structure of the class emphasizes strong student participation and is geared towards highly motivated students who have a sincere love for Jesus Christ and desire to grow deeper in their faith and calling. 
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Old & New Testament
    Eligibility: 10th through 12th grade
  • Introduction to Psychology and Sociology

    This class is an introductory journey through the basics of psychology and sociology, including various theories, practices, methods, and practical uses of these fields of study in students' everyday lives. Semester one's focus is on psychology and places special emphasis on individual behavior, human development, learning, motivation, personality, psychological disorders and treatment. The second semester will focus on sociology and will involve investigation into human relationships, group behavior, and social interaction in complex contemporary societies. It will explore themes, such as culture, social structure, the individual in society, social institutions and the changing social world. 
    Prerequisites: None
    Eligibility10th through 12th grade
  • Introduction to Sports Management and Coaching

    The course would include the following topics: studying the impact of legendary coaches and Christian leaders such as John Wooden, John Maxwell and Tony Dungy; what is 'coaching’ and how to be an effective coach; building a productive teaching/coaching session; implementing a coaching plan; how to analyze film for sports, statistics and sports psychology. Students will be assigned to as a team managers for our school sports teams for credit as well. This course is intended for those thinking of pursuing the nonathlete side of sports.
    Prerequisite: None
    Eligibility: 9th through 12th grade
  • Robotics

    Robotics is an engineering based course where students will use the engineering process to design, build, and program robots. Students will work in teams to compete against other schools in VEX robotics competition. Challenges will be solved with physical robots as well as simulations. Students will be expected to solve challenges using physical robots and computer simulations. The course will also emphasize presentation and documentation as a crucial portion of the engineering process.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (or concurrent enrollment)
    Eligibility: 9th through 12th grade
  • Visual Storytelling

    The course will function as an Art 2 class that offered to students who have taken other VPA courses that are based around the visual arts. This course will offer the students hands-on experience in the production and execution of a printed book. It is real world application of art, writing, and storytelling. The big movies coming out in the cinema are based around comic strips from the '30s. Comics have gone hand-in-hand with this countries progress during that time. As we cover this topic, the students will see the impact they can have on social issues much like how Professor X and Magneto were reflections of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Through this course, students will work both on their own and in groups to construct storys and produce their own works.
    Prerequisite: One year of an introductory level visual arts course
    Eligibility: 9th through 12th grade
  • Yearbook/Journalism

    In this class students will be trained to create clearly written stories on deadline in areas of Christian spirituality, academics, athletics and club activities at BCHS. Students will acquire practice writing stories weekly while receiving detailed guidance and feedback through out the process from their instructor. Writing assignments will mirror the types of assignments covered by local, state and national news organizations such as live events, feature articles, and other events. Students will be given the opportunity to cover regular column assignments while brainstorming new story ideas and feature articles for the 2018-19 school year.
    Prerequisite: None
    Eligibility: 9th through 12th grade
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