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 independetly.  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
Please visit our Admissions Page to begin the enrollment process.
 
RETURNING students:
Online Enrollment Fee: $150

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 all other courses: $740/credit

2021-2022 ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS

Omnibus 2 (2 credits)
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt
Course Scheduling Time: 8:40-9:20 CST MTThF          

This course is team taught with Theology 2 to integrate the teaching of History, English/Literature, and Theology into one cohesive program.  Omnibus 2 covers from the birth of Christ to the Reformation. 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.

Omnibus 4 Govt./Econ., English, Theology (3 credits)
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 a.m. CST M-F

First semester of year four contains many books on government, such as Plato’s Republic, Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.  It also contains many books on ethics, morality, and religious thought.  A separate government textbook is used to help round out our study.  Second semester contains books on economic thought, Christian apologetics, changes in the worldview of a typical American over the last century, and novels from the last century.  A traditional economics textbook is used to help round out our study. (See the Reading List for full list of books covered.)

Theology 2  (1 credit)
Teacher: Rev. James Woelmer
Course Scheduling Time: 9:20-10:00 CST T-F               

This course is team taught with Omnibus 2 to integrate the teaching of History, English/Literature, and Theology into one cohesive program.  Theology 2 begins with the Old Testament books of prophesy and then moves into their fulfillment in the New Testament. Books include: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, the Minor Prophets from Hosea-Malachi, Matthew, Luke, Acts, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.

Biology (1 credit)
Teacher: Miss Rebekah Roundey
Course Scheduling Time: 2:45-3:35 p.m. CST 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: 2:05-2:45 p.m. CST 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.

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

Algebra 1 (1 credit)
Teacher: Rev. Steve Kieser
Course Scheduling Time: 10-10:40 a.m. CST 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: 10:00-10:40 a.m. CST 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: Mrs. Erika Mildred
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 a.m. CST 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: Mr. Steven Krycho
Course Scheduling Time: 2:05-2:45 p.m. CST 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: Mr. Steven Krycho
Course Scheduling Time: 10:40-11:20 a.m. CST 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  (1 credit)
Teacher: Mr. Steven Krycho
Course Scheduling Time: 12:45-1:25 p.m. CST 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.

Latin 4 & 5 (1 credit)
Teacher: Mr. Steven Krycho
Course Scheduling Time: 9:40-10:40 a.m. CST 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 the Vulgate and texts of the church.

New Testament Greek 2
Teacher: Rev. Steve Kieser    (1 credit)
Course Scheduling Time:  12:45-1:25 p.m. CST TRF

This course is new to Faith Lutheran High School for 2020-2021.  New Testament Greek is taught by Faith Lutheran School headmaster and Faith Lutheran School associate pastor Rev. Steve Keiser.

Logic (1/2 credit)
Teacher: Mr. Timothy Merritt
Course Scheduling Time: 2:05-2:45 p.m. CST 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: 2:45-3:30 p.m. CST 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.

Theory of Western Music (1/2 credit)
Teacher: Mr. Matt Rivers
Course Scheduling Time: Course will be fully asynchronous. Videos will be hosted on YouTube and  available through RenWeb. Instructor will host one Monday morning weekly class session for local student discussion as well as weekly office hours by appointment.

The Theory of Western Music is a study of numbers in time, so as Music is defined in the classical Quadrivium. We seek to mathematically examine how harmonic pitch, rhythm, and dynamics work together to form sound patterns that are the basis of music. We will examine the basic concepts of classical music theory (originally called Harmonics) and develop musical literacy so as to understand simple and complex musical structure and form. We will then apply this competency to musical examples in text and in recorded examples found in the Western tradition. This class is ideal for FLHS local 11th and 12th graders, due to scheduling, but high school students of any grade level are welcome to participate remotely, worldwide. Please contact the school office for additional details.