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Class Tracks

There are a number of classes at WEST that follow a specific track. This is a guideline and a most common order but some classes can be taken in any sequence at any time as well - it is up to you!

Class Progressions at WEST include the following:


SCIENCE:
Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit unless it is a half year course which equals a half credit

  • Answers in Genesis Earth Science (5th -7th)
  • Answers in Genesis Life Science (5th-7th)
  • Answers in Genesis Chemistry/Physics (6th-8th)
  • Apologia General Science (7th-9th)
  • Apologia Physical Science (8th-12th)
  • Apologia Biology (9th-12th)
  • Discovering Design with Chemistry (Apologia) (10th-12th)
  • OR Survey of High School Chemistry (half year for 10th-12th)
  • Survey of High School Anatomy & Physiology (half year for 10th-12th)
  • Introduction to Forensics (CSI WEST) (9th-12th)
  • Apologia Physics (10-12th)

ART:
Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit unless it is a half year course which equals a

  • Middle School Multi Media Art (5th-7th)
  • Drawing Basics (7th-12th)
  • Beginning Pastels (7th-12th)
  • Advanced Pastels (7th-12th)
  • High School 3D Art (8th-12th)
  • Mixed Media A (7th-12th)
  • Mixed Media B (8-12th)

WRITING/LANGUAGE ARTS:
Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit unless otherwise noted.
Classes can be taken in any order although WEST suggests Writing Fundamentals and then any other writing course.
It is important to take what is learned in Writing Fundamentals and apply it to another writing course. This provides the student practice and implementation on their own.

  • Writing Fundamentals ½ (5th-7th)
  • Writing Fundamentals 1 (7th-9th)
  • Writing Fundamentals 2 (8th-10th)
  • Essay Writing (8th-12th) Can be taken after Writing Fundamentals 1, before Writing Fundamentals 2
  • Journalsim (7th-12th) Can be taken before Writing Fundamentals 1 & 2 and Essay Writing or after any
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (8th-12th) Can be taken after Writing Fundamental 1, before Writing Fundamentals 2
  • Introduction to Communications and Speech (8th-12th)
    This course can be taken at any point in time. However, WEST suggests not to split up Writing Foundations 1 and 2 but to take those two courses sequentially.
  • Great Books (8-12th) Can be taken after Writring Fundamentals 1, before Essay Writing
  • PSEO College Writing 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Public Speaking 2 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO American LIterature 3 credits (juniors and seniors)

SOCIAL SCIENCES:
Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit unless it is a half year course which equals a half credit
The classes below can go in any order but they are a series of classes.

  • Middle School United States History (5th-8th)
  • Middle School World History (5th-8th)
  • American Government (8th-12th)
  • Economics (8th-12th)
  • Light Bearer's World View (8th-12th)
  • Personal Finance (9th-12th)
    Note: Personal Finance can be added to Economics for potentially one full credit.
  • World History & Geography (Renaissance to Present) (9th-12th)
  • High School United States History (9th-12th)
  • PSEO General Psychology for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Sociology for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Western Civilization I for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)

MATH:
Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit.

  • FUNctional Middle School Math  (5th-7th) A stand alone math course that can be taken 2 years in a row.
  • Saxon Math 76 (6th-8th)
  • Saxon Algebra ½ (7th-9th)
  • Saxon Algebra 1 (8th-12th)
  • Saxon Algebra 2 (9th-12th)
  • Alpha Omega Geometry (9th-12th)
  • Personal Finance (9th-12th)
  • PreCalculus (9th-12th)
  • PSEO Math for the Liberal Arts 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO College Algebra I 3 credits (juniors and seniors)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit

  • Middle School Spanish (6th-7th)
    This is an excellent course on a two year rotation, preparing students for success in the high school courses. Students can take this class to receive a firm foundation of the language before entering the upper level courses.
  • High School Spanish I (8th-12th)
  • High School Spanish II (9th-12th)
  • High School Spanish III with CLEP option (9th-12th)
  • American Sign Language I (7th-12th)
  • American Sign Language II  (7th-12th)
  • American Sign Language III (8th-12th)
  • PSEO Spanish 1A for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Spanish 1B for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO American Sign Language I for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO American Sign Language II for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)