frontier christian academy courses
Applied Science: Invention and Design
In this 36 week, guided and interactive online high school course, students will go through the Engineering Design Process from "I wish I had something that does ________," to a working prototype device that solves that problem for an actual adult market. They will then develop a marketing plan for how to generate interest in their solution, as well as a business plan to describe how they will get it to their newly adoring public. Finally, they will come up with a product testing video to convey their solution to the world. Students can walk out of this course with a turnkey career, before they even leave high school. Scroll down for more information.
Novel Writing and Publishing
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course, students will plan, draft, edit, revise, rewrite, publish, and market their novel. They will also create a video book trailer as part of their marketing plan as well. Please scroll down for more information and examples of student novels.
Applied Biblical Apologetics
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course, students will defend each and every major Biblical doctrine of the Christian faith against real live skeptics on their own forums. Students will work in pairs and will plan and reflect on each engagement. Please scroll down for more information.
Applied Fine Arts: Media and the Message
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course, students will learn to be visual storytellers by creating and publishing multiple episodes of a regular comic strip, producing and publishing 4 different video advertisements for various products, services, and organizations, and producing and publishing a 4 episode TV series as a member of a 4-person production team. As more stories are told visually, this course equips students to lead their generational narrative. Please scroll down for more information.
Spoken Fluency: Foreign Language I
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course, students will develop spoken fluency in one "world" foreign language (defined as being the national language of at least three countries.) Please see the list of offered languages below. They will do this by using various free resources to tell a joke, tell a Bible story, and deliver 9 different elevator pitches for products, services, and organizations, to native speaking strangers in their target language. The students will conduct 4 speaking sessions per week with native speakers of their target language. There will be no writing requirements in their target language for this course, as it is entirely focused on speaking fluency. Please scroll down for more information.
Interdisciplinary Economics: Economodeling
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course, students will use Python programming, Excel, and web scraping to get real time economic data to develop a predictive mathematical model of the global economy, using historical data available online and various regression models and economic relationships. Students will publish their findings periodically throughout the course in a blog to get public feedback on what they are learning. They will then convert that model into a user interface in the form of an app in order to make it available to those that have not participated in the modeling process. Through this, they will learn computer programming, mathematical modeling, data-based decision making, and technical communications and design. Please scroll down for more information and some samples of student work!
Applied History: Military Predictions
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course the student will use applied military history to predict America's next war. The student will then design and publish a commercial board game based on that war. The students will then, as a group, draft legislation to send to Washington military decision makers, transforming our current force structure into a force structure that is designed to win that war. They will then produce a video presenting their case for transformation and publish that on social media as a way of engaging the public in smart foreign policy. Please scroll down for more information.
Applied Social Psychology: Cultural Influence
In this 36 week guided and interactive online high school course, students will create and publish a Cultural Influence Plan based on the factors of social influence developed by U.S. Army Psychological Operations forces over the last half a century, as well as Geert Hofstede's cultural dimensions, as well as various modern influence theorists. They will submit this document for publication in a professional scholarly journal. They will then find an American company that attempts to market to their chosen culture, and they will determine that company's worst-selling product. They will then develop a marketing plan for that company's product to that culture, based on their Cultural Influence Plan, and submit it to the marketing director for that company. Please scroll down for more information.
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