High School: Online Course Offerings

Faith Lutheran School offers high school classes in person, but also offers a remote, online format for local students who wish to learn from home. 

Online classes are also available to students across the country for families who are seeking alternative learning options for their children or as a supplement to home school curriculum. Families may select classes a la carte or register students for the complete suite of remote learning online classes for each grade.

In Faith Lutheran School high 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 FACTS SIS 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 by students local to our campus.  Other students must purchase needed books and materials independently.  Please call the school office at (972) 423-7448 or email at school@flsplano.org with questions regarding required books and materials for each class.

ENROLLMENT FEES

NEW students:

Application Fee: $150
Online Enrollment Fee: $150 if paid before April 1, $200 April 1 or later
Please visit our Admissions Page to begin the enrollment process.

RETURNING students:

Online Enrollment Fee: $150 if paid before April 1, $200 April 1 or later

The above costs are for part-time students only. If you wish to register for a complete suite of classes for any grade level, full-time fees apply.

TUITION

Tuition for Omnibus Courses: $1,480
Tuition for other courses: $740/credit
Tuition for half credit courses:  $370

2022-2023 ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS

Omnibus 1
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt                    (2 credits)
Course Scheduling Time: 2:05-2:50 (9th) OR 2:50-3:40 (10th) M-F

This course is team taught with Theology 1 to integrate the teaching of History, English/Literature, and Theology into one cohesive program.  Omnibus 1 covers from creation to the birth of Christ. The study of history, theology and literature has been merged with applicable development of skills and applications from logic and rhetoric. Such practice then provides the luxury of extended time periods for in-depth study in these fields in seamless combination.

Theology 1
Teacher: Rev. James Woelmer                  (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 9:20-10:00 (9th-10th) 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 begins with creation then move on to Old Testament books of history and wisdom. Books include: Geneses, Exodus, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther Job, Psalms, and proverbs.

Omnibus 3 English, American Hist., Theology
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt                    (3 credits)
Course Scheduling Time: 9-20-10:20 (11th-12th) 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.

A traditional American History textbook is used to help round out our study. (See the Reading List for full list of books covered.)

Algebra 1
Teacher: Rev. Steve Kieser                          (1 credit)
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.

Algebra 2
Teacher: Mrs. Erika Mildred                       (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 10:00-10:40 OR 12:45-1:25 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
Teacher: Mr. Steven Krycho                        (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 9:20-10:00 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
Teacher: Mr. Steven Krycho                        (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 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)
Teacher: Mr. Steven Krycho                        (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 11:20-12:00 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
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt                    (1/2 credit)
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
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt                    (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:02 M-F

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.

2022-2023 ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS:
DUAL CREDIT with CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, NEBRASKA

ENG 201 Intro to Literature – registration for this class is now closed
Teacher: Mrs. Christy Rivers
(Fall Semester-1/2 credit)
(Dual Credit (3) available from Concordia University Nebraska)
Course Scheduling Time: 12:45-1:25 M-R

A general background in the reading, interpretation, evaluation and criticism of literature in various genres.

MATH 151 Pre-Calculus – registration for this class closes on Friday, August 19, 2022
Teacher: Mrs. Erika Mildred
(Fall Semester-1/2 credit) (Dual Credit available from CUNE)
Course Scheduling Time: 2:25-3:45 W and 2:25-3:45 F

A study of elementary functions, their graphs and application, including polynomials, rational algebraic functions, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

MATH 175 Finite Mathematics – registration for this class closes on Friday, August 19, 2022
Teacher: Mrs. Erika Mildred
(Fall Semester-1/2 credit) (Dual Credit available from CUNE)
Course Scheduling Time: 2:25-3:45 M and 1:25-2:25 F

Introduction to finite mathematics through the study of logic, sets, probability, statistics, game theory, vectors, matrices, and linear programming. Many applications.

ENG 102 Experiences in Writing
Teacher: Mrs. Christy Rivers
(Spring Semester-1/2 credit)
(Dual Credit (3) available from Concordia University Nebraska)
Course Scheduling Time: 12:45-1:25 M-R

This course focuses on helping students develop effective processes for writing in multiple genres, including research-based academic projects and creative works. Students will learn techniques for generating ideas; giving and receiving feedback; finding, evaluating and integrating sources; adapting rhetorical strategies for audience and context; revising; and editing.

MATH 184 Calculus I
Teacher: Mrs. Erika Mildred
(Spring Semester-1/2 credit) (Dual Credit available from CUNE)
Course Scheduling Time: 2:25-3:45 W and 2:25-3:45 F

A beginning course in the analysis of functions including analytic geometry. A study of limits, techniques and applications of differentiation, basic integration and transcendental functions.

MATH 122 Introduction to Statistics
Teacher: Mrs. Erika Mildred
(Spring Semester-1/2 credit) (Dual Credit available from CUNE)
Course Scheduling Time: 2:25-3:45 M and 1:25-2:25 F
The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.