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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.

 

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. 

Honors English - Writing Powerful Stories

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $100

Has your student ever dreamed of becoming a published author? If so, this is their course. 

Taught by acclaimed writers Janet and Geoff Benge, it has been designed to help your student refine their writing skills.  Various techniques will be explored including finding your voice, effective dialogue, and writing with emotional truth.  The Benges, who are YWAM Hero series authors (300 million copies sold), are looking forward to inspiring, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of writers.

Prerequisite Required

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.”

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

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.

Physics w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

This course will be taught by a Mechanical Engineer sharing his passion for understanding the laws of God's creation through his contagious curiosity and passion for the STEM field. Apologia curriculum will be used as a foundation.

Spanish 1

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

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

“What key questions should we be thinking about as apologists?” This class will answer seven key questions students most need to think about and solidify in their own minds before they go out into the world. Class format will be mostly discussion based. Come prepared to share, ask questions, and challenge your mind! Recommended for 10th-12th grade students.

*Bible

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $30

This high school Bible class will take students on a journey to discover what God has to say about various aspects of life, from what constitutes identity to how to recognize God’s leading. Over the span of this course, students will learn how to engage in an effective inductive study of the Bible, developing the skills necessary to dive into God’s Word on their own in order to draw closer to Him and better understand who He has created them to be.”

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.

*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.

Speech & Debate

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50 {can be taken for a full year for a full elective credit}

Expanding on the foundation built from the Speech class, debate will focus on participation in formal debate. This course will introduce the art of argument.  Current event topics will be explored and debated while students learn tactical skills such as evidence comparison, argument construction, the art of rebuttal, and cross-examination strategies.

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

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.

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.

Theater Club

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $75

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

***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. 

Honors English - Writing Powerful Stories

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $100

Has your student ever dreamed of becoming a published author? If so, this is their course. 

Taught by acclaimed writers Janet and Geoff Benge, it has been designed to help your student refine their writing skills.  Various techniques will be explored including finding your voice, effective dialogue, and writing with emotional truth.  The Benges, who are YWAM Hero series authors (3 million copies sold), are looking forward to inspiring, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of writers.

Prerequisite Required

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.”

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

Calculus

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

Science

Astronomy w/ Lab

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $60

Biology w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

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.

Physics w/ Lab

30 weeks - 1 credit - $70

This course will be taught by a Mechanical Engineer sharing his passion for understanding the laws of God's creation through his contagious curiosity and passion for the STEM field. Apologia curriculum will be used as a foundation.

Language

Spanish 1

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

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 - Ladies {Fall Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $40

Ladies’ 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 - Ladies {Spring Semester}

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $40

Ladies’ Apologetics 2 is taught in the spring and 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

Coming Soon...

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.

*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

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.

Speech & Debate

15 weeks - 1/2 credit - $50 {can be taken for a full year for a full elective credit}

Expanding on the foundation built from the Speech class, debate will focus on participation in formal debate. This course will introduce the art of argument.  Current event topics will be explored and debated while students learn tactical skills such as evidence comparison, argument construction, the art of rebuttal, and cross-examination strategies.

Arts

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.