On-line Course Offerings

In Faith Lutheran School online classes, students interact with the teacher and one another via two way Live/HD video and audio streaming.  The most exciting aspect is that the teacher is able to see the student.  This is vital to verifying understanding, as body posture and facial expressions are half of all human communication.

  1. Students may view archived lectures in case a class is missed.
  2. Classes taught by experienced Lutheran pastors and teachers
  3. Combined with RenWeb you will have access to handouts, grades, and other resources and be able to submit assignments as well.
  4. Teacher availability for parental communication.
  5. Weekly progress reports plus four official report cards (quarterly).

TEXTBOOKS

Reading list books and hardcover textbooks may be ordered through the school office or you may choose to purchase books on your own.  Please call the school office at (972) 423-7448 or email at school@flsplano.org for current pricing plus the cost of shipping. This will provide all the books for one year of History, English/Literature, and Theology. Please note, you may keep all the reading list books.  The hardcover textbooks are available for purchase or rental.

ENROLLMENT FEES

NEW students:
Application Fee: $150
Online Enrollment Fee: $150

RETURNING students:
Online Enrollment Fee: $150

TUITION

Tuition for Omnibus Courses: $1,430
Tuition for all other courses: $715/credit

2020-2021 ON-LINE COURSE OFFERINGS
Please note: course times for 2020-2021 are still being finalized and may not be accurate below. Please check back for updates or contact the school office for additional information.

Omnibus 1 History, English   
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt    (2 credits) 
Course Scheduling Time:  8:15 – 9:20 MTThF

This course is team taught with Theology 1 to integrate the teaching of History, English/Literature, and Theology into one cohesive program.  This course covers creation and moves through ancient civilizations, such as those of Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, Israel, and Rome, finishing around the birth of Jesus.  While studying this period of history students will read literature from the time period.  The study of history, theology and literature has been merged with applicable development of skills and applications from logic and rhetoric. Strong attention will be given to the development of composition and critical reading skills. All literature study will be supported by composition.

Theology 1       
Teacher: Rev. James Woelmer    (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time:  9:20 – 10:00 T-F

This course is team taught with Omnibus 1 to integrate the teaching of History, English/Literature, and Theology into one cohesive program.  Theology 1 is books of the Old Testament dealing with history and wisdom.  Students will study many books of the Old Testament under the guidance of Pastor James Woelmer.

Omnibus 3 History, English, Theology     
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt    (3 credits)
Course Scheduling Time:  9:20 – 10:40 M-F

This course covers from the time of the Reformation to the present, with special emphasis on U.S. History.  It includes both historical writings and selections from British and American authors.  Theology is integrated in Omnibus 3 and cannot be taken separately. This course focuses on great works beginning just after the Reformation and covers significant works of modern Western culture. This course requires significant amounts of reading. It continues emphasis on composition skills, vocabulary skills and literary analysis. The student will explore English as a developing and changing language. Students will study the development of American Literature and important American authors. All literary study is supported by composition.

Astronomy (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Rebekah Roundey
Course Scheduling Time: 8:40-9:20 MTThF

In Astronomy, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study the following topics: astronomy in civilization, patterns and objects in the sky, our place in space, the moon, reasons for the seasons, planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and space exploration. Students who successfully complete Astronomy will acquire knowledge within a conceptual framework, conduct observations of the sky, work collaboratively, and develop critical-thinking skills.

Biology (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Rebekah Roundey
Course Scheduling Time: 2:05-2:45 M-F

Biology is a foundational science course in which students study the science of “life”. This course provides both the knowledge and laboratory skills that are foundational to the study of life, including the history surrounding many of the major discoveries in the biological sciences. Concepts addressed in this course include a review of the scientific method, the use of the microscope, techniques required for laboratory dissections, theories of life including micro- and macro-evolution and creationism, characteristics of living organisms, biological classification, biological compounds, biochemical processes, cellular structure and function including cellular transport and reproduction; genetics; viruses; foundational concepts to environmental science; and a comprehensive review of the structure and function of bacteria, protozoans, algae, fungi, plants, and animals.

Chemistry (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Rebekah Roundey
Course Scheduling Time: 10-10:40 M-F

Chemistry is an introductory course to the study of matter and its interaction with other matter and energy. The course provides students with exposure to both the knowledge and laboratory skills related to chemistry, and includes the history surrounding many of the major discoveries that have contributed to the science of chemistry. Course content includes a review of the scientific method; preparation of written lab reports; measurement of matter; metric conversions and dimensional analysis; classification of matter; atomic structure; the Periodic Table; chemical compounds; types of chemical reactions; chemical equations; the mole concept; stoichiometry; molecular geometry; solutions; gases and gas laws; acids and bases; energy and thermodynamics; kinetics; redox reactions; and equilibrium.

Physics (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Rebekah Roundey             (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 8:40-9:20 MTThF and 12:45-1:25 TTh   

In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; forces; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. Students who successfully complete Physics will acquire factual knowledge within a conceptual framework, practice experimental design and interpretation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and develop critical thinking skills.

Algebra 1 (1 credit)
Teacher: Rev. Steve Kieser
Course Scheduling Time: 10-10:40 M-F

Algebra is a course that serves as the foundation for both mathematics and science.  Algebra gives students a logical format in which to solve problems that they encounter.  Topics include factoring; rational expressions; systems of equations; lines; solving linear, fractional and quadratic equations; solving inequalities; rational and irrational numbers; and exponents, including negative exponents.

Geometry (1 credit)
Teacher: Mrs. Erika Mildred
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 M-F

Geometry is a course that teaches logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills in order to reach conclusions. Students will read a translation of Euclid’s Elements to gain a foundation for the postulates, definitions, and theorems learned. At least three units will include work in proofs. Course content includes points, lines, planes and angles, reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, transformations, area, surface area and volume, and circles.  Students will also examine polyhedra and touch briefly on non-Euclidean geometry at the end of the course.

Algebra 2 (1 credit)
Teacher: Rev. Steve Kieser
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 M-F

Algebra 2 is a strong application based course. Students are expected to have retained a fair percentage of the material from previous math courses and to be prepared to build on their established skills. Algebra II starts where Algebra I leaves off, building on its concepts. It prepares students for the study of pre-calculus. Topics include review of Algebra I concepts; functions; systems of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic functions and complex numbers; exponential and logarithmic functions; and rational and irrational algebraic functions.

Latin 1 (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Aubrie Bogle
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 M-F

In Latin I, students learn the basics of Latin vocabulary and grammar including nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs of the indicative and imperative moods by studying Wheelock’s Latin text, Chapters 1-22. Students develop translation skills by studying ancient passages by Latin authors. Using Wheelock’s Latin, a time-tested text, sharpens students’ intellects and prepares them to read classical and ecclesiastical Latin literature while developing their language and reasoning skills, not to mention its proven benefit on SAT scores.

Latin 2 (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Aubrie Bogle
Course Scheduling Time: 1:25-2:05 M-F

In Latin II, Students focus on more complex grammatical concepts such as participles, the indirect statement, the subjunctive mood, a variety of clauses, and the comparison of adjectives and adverbs. Using Wheelock’s Latin, a time-tested text, helps students develop Latin skills by studying ancient passages by Latin authors while covering chapters 23-40. Students build translation skills and sharpen intellects while reading classical and ecclesiastical Latin literature. They will also develop their language and reasoning skills, not to mention enjoy the proven benefit on SAT scores.

Latin 3 (Readings) (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Aubrie Bogle
Course Scheduling Time: 2:45-3:35 M-F

This course assumes the student has achieved a significant level of proficiency in Latin grammar and is ready to read unadapted Latin texts with a focus on Virgil, Caesar, Ovid, the Vulgate and others.

Logic (1/2 credit)
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt
Course Scheduling Time: 11:20-12:00 TTh

The general goal is to learn how to differentiate good arguments from bad arguments and to learn to formulate good arguments.  It begins with an introductory section explaining what logic is and how it is divided into two main branches, formal and informal.

The scope of the course covers the following areas of informal logic: (1) terms and definitions, (2) statements and the relationships between them, and (3) the analysis and classification of fallacies.

It also covers the following areas of categorical, deductive, formal logic: (1) categorical statements, (2) the square of opposition, (3) the syllogism, and (4) the analysis as well as the construction of valid arguments.

Rhetoric (1 credit)
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt
Course Scheduling Time: 11:20-12:00 MWF

The culminating discipline of the Trivium, rhetoric, builds upon the skills learned in logic and teaches the student to speak and write in a cohesive and persuasive manner. This course develops students’ communication abilities through the ancient art of rhetoric. Students learn what rhetoric is, why it is an essential tool in several situations, how to analyze those situations and their audiences, and how to craft several types of messages using the diverse resources of the classical rhetorical canon. Students will not only increase the clarity of their communication, but also communicate more effectively.