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High School Courses

Academic Excellence

Our High School Courses provide a valuable opportunity for students to learn in a classical model while offering the convenience of personal assessment and feedback along the way. Students gain accountability as we partner with parents through our convenient grading system. Courses may have a recommended grade level, yet you as the parent still have the freedom to choose what your student is ready to experience. Omnibus courses allow for combined subject matter while gaining multiple credits. These courses cost a little bit more per hour, but less per credit. Most courses are one day a week, with the exception of Math and Spanish which are better learned daily, thus have a two-day per week class period.

 

All prices listed are monthly. Certain life skills courses carry such an important value to the development of a leader that we have made them required courses to attend our academy, though only one is necessary per 2 semesters. If you have already taken these courses, you may let us know. You will notice the prices of these courses are significantly reduced because the heart of Lamplighter Academy is truly to equip students with that specific valuable information for their future. All required courses are marked with an asterisk and only one is necessary per 2 semesters. We hope you will enjoy our course selection. If you are in need of a course that we are not currently offering, please contact us and we will see if we can add it to our lineup for the next school year.

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High School Course Options

***A few curriculum changes are yet to be made at this time. Please check back to the website for updates over the coming weeks as we finalize decisions and course descriptions for the coming year.***

English

English Composition with Literature

30 weeks - 1 credit - $60

We will examine how personal circumstances, time period, and world view affect an author, and grow to appreciate the craftsmanship required to fashion each work. 

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Calculus

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Science

Astronomy w/ Lab

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $60

Biology w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Physical Science w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $60

Open to Middle and High School, this engaging curriculum includes weekly experiments in relation to measurement, the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere, the weather, solar systems and galaxies, and a basic introduction to physics and chemistry.

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Spanish 1

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Spanish 2

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Students will learn Spanish in a group setting, learning intermediate vocabulary and grammar, and having the opportunity to practice conversations in person. This course meets two days a week in order to keep accountability for daily practice and to provide the structure and availability to work toward fluency.

*Prerequisite: Must have received a C or higher in Spanish 1, or proof of having completed a Spanish 1 course elsewhere, through testing into the class.

Electives

*Apologetics 1 - Worldview & World Religions {Fall Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $30

Students will lay a strong foundation for the Christian faith using curriculum from world-renowned Christian author and apologist Ravi Zacharias. They will gain an understanding of the concept of world views, what is a Biblical Christian world view and then contrast that with current cultural and religious world views in today's society. Students will have the opportunity to practice defending their faith through assignments, speeches and classroom discussions.

*Apologetics 2 - Foundations of Christian Faith {Spring Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $30

*Financial Peace {Fall Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $30

One of our few required courses, this class comes at a steep discount to make it attainable for every family. The wisdom gleaned in this course sets every student up for a successful financial future no matter what their future salary. The tools and knowledge gained in this course will help prevent students from making some big financial mistakes during their growing years and set them up as leaders who have the freedom to invest in the kingdom of God.

Logic

30 weeks - 1 credit - $55

Logic is your student's secret weapon in thinking. In this course the student gains an understanding of properly defining terms within an argument, how to form and interpret logical statements, analyzing arguments in normal English and how to identify fallacies. Students walk away with the ability to understand statements they hear in everyday language and figure out whether or not those statements lead to truth, a valuable tool in today's persuasive and opinion driven media and culture.

Mock Trial

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Students will study all sides of a real trial, develop arguments for both prosecution and defense, practice the roles of witnesses, divide into teams and then participate in a state wide mock trial competition. Students will present both sides of their trial in front of a real judge in a courtroom, while competing against another team presenting the opposing side. Throughout the course of the year, students grow their skills of critical thinking and reasoning, writing speeches and lines of questioning, and prepare themselves for quick thinking on the spot in order to respond to candid questions from other teams regarding our side of the trial.

SAT / ACT Prep {Offered SAT - Fall and ACT - Spring semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $65 {can be taken for a full year for a full elective credit}

Lamplighter is proud to be one of the few local schools providing students with the opportunity to learn valuable test-taking strategies for the SAT / ACT in a classroom setting. With standardized testing being crucial to college application and scholarship opportunities, this unique course helps students (and parents) navigate the testing process and prepare strategically and effectively for test day success. Spring semester will be focused on the ACT.

ACT Prep is designed to provide students with all of the skills necessary to effectively navigate the testing process and strategically prepare for test day success. Students will learn specific test-taking tools in each of the four sections of the ACT: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Students will also have the opportunity to practice with official ACT tests administered from prior years in order to see firsthand the unique way that the ACT structures questions on the exam.

Arts

Choir

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50

Join us as we learn to use our bodies as musical instruments and make beautiful music together! As emerging musicians, we will practice singing increasingly difficult harmonies, explore different eras and styles throughout music history, and build our knowledge of music theory and aural skills, as well as showcasing a performance at the end of the semester. Choir gives a great opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself to create something beautiful with others. There will be expectations of at-home practice at least three times per week to aid memorization as well as at-home listening assignments. 

Advanced Singing with Ensemble

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $120

This class is taught by Mr. Mark Goff, a world-renowned vocal coach to the stars. Students who are serious about taking their musical gift and ability to the next level, with a dream of using music in any way in their future will benefit tremendously from the experience, skill and passion Mr. Goff instills in his students. Audition required.

Intermediate Drawing and Sketching {Fall Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50

Come learn the fundamentals of drawing, shading and sketching, from people to plein air scenes. Experiment with  the art of how to visualize the lines in any scene and put it down on paper like you see it in your mind, taking each project from basic lines to completed artworks.

Introduction to the Music Industry

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $80

This high school class is for students who are interested in exploring careers in the music industry.  It has been divided into three lecture series: Introduction into the Worship Arts, Commercial Music, and Performance and Recording Industry Opportunities.  This class will be taught by Mark Goff, who has been in the industry for almost three decades. 

Masters Art {Spring Semester}

15 Weeks - 1/2 credit - $50

This course will involve painting, among other methods, to recreate some of the works of the great masters. There will be time to learn the life story of each artist and what inspired them, as well as some specific skills they used. Experience in painting is not necessary to enjoy the class. Skill comes with practice. For those who have taken Master’s Art before, we will be meeting new artists this time around, so it will be an all-new course.

Music - Guitar Group Lesson

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $65

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $100

Price listed is monthly for private weekly lessons on campus. This can be taken both semesters for a full credit. The teacher can teach to your skill level, so even if you have had lessons before, you can now integrate this part of your learning into your school day. You choose whether you want to learn classical piano and note reading or learning chords and reading charts for playing in your youth or worship band at church.

Music - Violin Individual Lesson (Group Lesson at a discounted price may be available with enough enrollment)

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $100

Price listed is monthly for private weekly lessons on campus. This can be taken both semesters for a full credit. The teacher can teach to your skill level, so even if you have had lessons before, you can now integrate this part of your learning into your school day. With enough interest, this could be offered as a group course which would be priced lower per person. This would be a wonderful opportunity to try out the violin in a group setting before jumping into ownership and private lessons. Students will learn the basics of the violin, including bowing mechanics and technical skills like where to place your fingers to make a beautiful sound.

Have you always been interested in performing? Come brush up on your performance skills with our theater group. Whether you are completely new to the concept, or have years of experience, this group will have something for you! Students will work toward a Revue style show at the end of the semester, incorporating spoken scenes as well as musical theater style songs and dance. Join our experienced theater director and have some fun!

Check out our School of the Arts
and our Clubs for additional options.

All prices listed are monthly, four months per semester (15 weeks total). Every course includes class instruction, assignments for home days, correcting and grading completed on community days, and the amount of credit listed per course, along with community chapel which is free to all enrolled students. Please contact us at lamplighteracademyinfo@gmail.com to request a family application or to speak to someone about tuition assistance through our 2:44 Partnership. Our hope is that all students who desire to grow into Christian leaders may attend our academy regardless of financial ability.

High School Course Options

English

English Composition with American Literature

30 weeks - 1 credit - $60

We will examine how personal circumstances, time period, and world view affect an author, and grow to appreciate the craftsmanship required to fashion each work. 

English Composition with Grammar and Lost Tools of Writing- Lord of the Rings Series

30 weeks - 1 credit - $60

This course offers students with a solid foundation in grammar, while also exploring the Lost Tools of Writing, a traditional writing curriculum. We will cover a variety of topics, including sentence structure, the writing process from start to finish.

Creative Writing

30 weeks - 1 credit - $60

We will create compelling narratives, explore different writing techniques, capture emotions and experiences in a way that resonates with readers. Unlock your creativity!

Journalism & Yearbook

30 weeks - 1 credit - $55

This Journalism class is designed to be practical and engaging, with opportunities to work on current event projects and collaborate with classmates. You'll learn how to research and report on a variety of topics, from local news to international events.

Speech ~ Fall

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50 

We will discuss about the art of public speaking, including the principles of effective communication and develop the confidence and skills needed to communicate your ideas to a variety of audiences.

Debate ~ Spring

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50 

This class is designed to be engaging and interactive, with opportunities for peer feedback and collaboration. We will develop the critical thinking and communication skills needed to effectively have a firm stance on various topics.

Advanced Debate 

30 weeks - 1 credit - $50

This class is designed to be engaging and interactive. We will dive into critical thinking and communication skills needed to effectively have a firm stance on various topics.

History

American Government- Fall

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $55

Lessons cover federal, state and local government as well as contemporary issues in government. The curriculum also includes a collection of historic and modern documents, essays and speeches in American Government. 

Economics - Spring

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $55

This class will introduce economics in a clear and engaging way.  Topics covered will include money (its origin and history), the dollar (its origin and history), investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money, government (its economic behavior), and more. All explanations and interpretations are according to the Austrian and Monetarist schools of economic theory.

World History

30 weeks - 1 credit - $55

Students will study and evaluate the cause and effect of the events that have shaped our world, with the emphasis that “God, over all, forever reigns.”

American History

30 weeks - 1 credit - $55

Students will study how American History has been shaped by social, cultural, economic, political forces but most importantly, how  God was the foundation this country was built on.

Math

Algebra 1

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Algebra 1.5 and Geometry

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Algebra 2

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Business Math

30 weeks - 1 credit - $55

A great compliment to the required course, Financial Peace, Business Math will address the applicable mathematical skills students need to implement financial decisions in the context of business and personal finance. Some of the topics discussed include: Budgets, Gross and Net Pay, Banking, Credit Cards, Loans, Insurance and Investments, and Sales and Marketing. Emphasis will be placed on using real-world situations in order to maximize student learning goals.

Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Science

Astronomy w/ Lab

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $60

Biology w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Chemistry w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

This course we will explore the fundamental principles of chemistry through a combination of engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments. We will investigate the nature of atoms, molecules, and chemical reactions.

Marine Biology w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

In this course we will investigate the diversity of marine organisms and their adaptation to life in the ocean. We will have the opportunity to conduct experiments and collect data on marine organisms and their habitats.

Physical Science w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $60

Open to Middle and High School, this engaging curriculum includes weekly experiments in relation to measurement, the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere, the weather, solar systems and galaxies, and a basic introduction to physics and chemistry.

Language

Spanish 1 and Spanish Conversation

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Students will learn Spanish in a group setting, focusing on introductory vocabulary, the basics of grammar, and having the opportunity to practice conversations in person. This course meets two days a week in order to keep accountability for daily practice and to provide the structure and availability to work toward fluency.

Spanish 2 and Spanish Conversation

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Students will learn Spanish in a group setting, learning intermediate vocabulary and grammar, and having the opportunity to practice conversations in person. This course meets two days a week in order to keep accountability for daily practice and to provide the structure and availability to work toward fluency.

*Prerequisite: Must have received a C or higher in Spanish 1, or proof of having completed a Spanish 1 course elsewhere, through testing into the class.

Electives

*Apologetics 1 & 2 - Ladies {Fall & Spring}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $40

Apologetics 1, taught during the fall, is an all-girls apologetics class geared toward students in 9th - 12th grade. Apologetics 1 focuses on making a positive case for the truth of Christianity using the classical apologetic method. In the first half of Apologetics 1, students will learn about the nature of objective truth, the importance of theology as a foundation for apologetics, and why Christians are not called to have “blind faith.” Next, they will be introduced to classical arguments for the existence of God, including arguments from causality, dependency, fine-tuning, and the existence of objective moral values. Together, they will test the strength of each argument in class and refute objections.

 

In the second half of the course, students will learn how to defend the historical resurrection of Jesus and the trustworthiness of the New Testament as eyewitness testimony. The final unit of the course teaches students how to have Gospel conversations with friends and family, and how to use their “apologetics toolbox” to calmly and confidently answer questions in everyday life. 

Apologetics 2  shifts the focus from arguments for God’s existence to famous objections. Students will contend with difficult passages of the Old Testament, including verses about slavery and genocide; learn how to answer objections against the reliability of New Testament manuscripts; and respond to the challenge of other prominent worldviews.

Additionally, students will spend time discussing one of the most emotionally impactful objections to God’s existence: the presence of evil and suffering in the world, and how to make sense of suffering by examining several answers to the problem of evil throughout church history.

To close out the course, students will learn how to apply their apologetics in conversations and what steps to take next on the journey to become a lifelong apologist.

*Apologetics 1 & 2- Gentlemen {Fall & Spring}

30 weeks - 1 credit - $40

Bible {Fall & Spring}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $40

*Financial Peace {Fall Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $40

One of our few required courses, this class comes at a steep discount to make it attainable for every family. The wisdom gleaned in this course sets every student up for a successful financial future no matter what their future salary. The tools and knowledge gained in this course will help prevent students from making some big financial mistakes during their growing years and set them up as leaders who have the freedom to invest in the kingdom of God.

*Health {Spring Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50

This course covers the health of the whole person. Students will focus on four areas, Physical, Mental, Social, and Spiritual health, to understand how they were made, how to take the best care of themselves, and how to best glorify God in their body, mind, and spirit. Homework assignments are interactive and bring great insight to each student's personal health. Class time will be focused on group conversation. “Every time I teach this class, I have students that grow tremendously and have stated that the course ‘literally changed my life, I'm so much healthier now,’ ‘helped me talk a friend out of suicide,’ and ‘helped me have a safe and informed conversation with a friend considering abortion’.” - Mrs. Perez, teacher

*Life Skills 101 {Spring Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $40

This course will help teens get organized and prepared for today and the future. This fun, engaging class will cover topics such as time management, decision making, effective learning strategies, home/work space organization, social media & internet safety, cooking, sewing, and vehicle maintenance basics.  Teens will also be inspired to discover and develop their God-given talents.

Logic 1 & 2  {Fall & Spring}

30 weeks - 1 credit - $50

Logic is your student's secret weapon in thinking. In this course the student gains an understanding of properly defining terms within an argument, how to form and interpret logical statements, analyzing arguments in normal English and how to identify fallacies. Students walk away with the ability to understand statements they hear in everyday language and figure out whether or not those statements lead to truth, a valuable tool in today's persuasive and opinion driven media and culture.

Mock Trial 

30 weeks - 1 credit - $65

Students will study all sides of a real trial, develop arguments for both prosecution and defense, practice the roles of witnesses, divide into teams and then participate in a state wide mock trial competition. Students will present both sides of their trial in front of a real judge in a courtroom, while competing against another team presenting the opposing side. Throughout the course of the year, students grow their skills of critical thinking and reasoning, writing speeches and lines of questioning, and prepare themselves for quick thinking on the spot in order to respond to candid questions from other teams regarding our side of the trial.

SAT / ACT Prep {Offered SAT - Fall and ACT - Spring semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $70 {can be taken for a full year for a full elective credit}

Lamplighter is proud to be one of the few local schools providing students with the opportunity to learn valuable test-taking strategies for the SAT / ACT in a classroom setting. With standardized testing being crucial to college application and scholarship opportunities, this unique course helps students (and parents) navigate the testing process and prepare strategically and effectively for test day success. Spring semester will be focused on the ACT.

ACT Prep is designed to provide students with all of the skills necessary to effectively navigate the testing process and strategically prepare for test day success. Students will learn specific test-taking tools in each of the four sections of the ACT: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Students will also have the opportunity to practice with official ACT tests administered from prior years in order to see firsthand the unique way that the ACT structures questions on the exam.

Senior Leadership ~ {Fall & Spring}

30 weeks - 1 credit - $55

Seniors will embark on the path of becoming a leader! They will be given the skills and knowledge necessary to lead with integrity and their God- given talents and wisdom, making a positive impact on the world around them. 

Tutoring 

As needed - (price to be determined)

We believe that every student has the potential to succeed, and we are dedicated to helping them achieve their goals. Whether the student is struggling with a particular subject or simply looking to improve their grades, our tutoring classes can provide the support and guidance they need to excel.

Arts

Acting

30 weeks - 1 credit - $50

This class is designed to provide comprehensive education in acting techniques, including script analysis, character development, and stage presence. 

Advanced Singing with Ensemble

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $80

This class is taught by Mr. Mark Goff, a world-renowned vocal coach to the stars. Students who are serious about taking their musical gift and ability to the next level, with a dream of using music in any way in their future will benefit tremendously from the experience, skill and passion Mr. Goff instills in his students. Audition required.

Art

30 weeks - 1 credit - $50

From painting and drawing to sculpture and mixed media, our courses cover a wide range of mediums and styles, allowing the students  to find their own unique styles and unique voice as an artist.

Choir

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50

Join us as we learn to use our bodies as musical instruments and make beautiful music together! As emerging musicians, we will practice singing increasingly difficult harmonies, explore different eras and styles throughout music history, and build our knowledge of music theory and aural skills, as well as showcasing a performance at the end of the semester. Choir gives a great opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself to create something beautiful with others. There will be expectations of at-home practice at least three times per week to aid memorization as well as at-home listening assignments. 

Music - Guitar Group Lesson {Fall & Spring}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $80

Have you ever dreamed of playing the guitar? Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a music star, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. This guitar class provides students an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of the guitar including technique, performance, reading traditional notation and tablature, as well as understanding the musical concepts of melody, harmony, rhythm and form to develop a deeper appreciation for all styles of music and music as art.

Music - Piano Individual Lessons

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $100

Price listed is monthly for private weekly lessons on campus. This can be taken both semesters for a full credit. The teacher can teach to your skill level, so even if you have had lessons before, you can now integrate this part of your learning into your school day. You choose whether you want to learn classical piano and note reading or learning chords and reading charts for playing in your youth or worship band at church.

Theater Club

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $125

Have you always been interested in performing? Come brush up on your performance skills with our theater group. Whether you are completely new to the concept, or have years of experience, this group will have something for you! Students worked toward a Revue style show at the end of the Fall semester, incorporating spoken scenes as well as musical theater style songs and dance. The Fall Program was absolutely wonderful. Join our experienced theater director and have some fun this Spring as we bring to life a full show.

Visual Storytelling

15 weeks- 1/2 credit - $100

This class is designed to help students develop their storytelling skills through the use of visual media. The student will explore various forms of visual storytelling, including video and graphic design, gaining hands-on experience using industry-standard software  and equipment.

Voice Lesson (Individual lessons)

Price per lesson- TBD

Check out our School of the Arts
and our Clubs for additional options.

All prices listed are monthly, four months per semester (15 weeks total). Every course includes class instruction, assignments for home days, correcting and grading completed on community days, and the amount of credit listed per course, along with community chapel which is free to all enrolled students. Please contact us at lamplighteracademyinfo@gmail.com to request a family application or to speak to someone about tuition assistance through our 2:44 Partnership. Our hope is that all students who desire to grow into Christian leaders may attend our academy regardless of financial ability.

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