academics

El Sobrante Christian High School has a rigorous college prep program

that challenges and prepares students for the next level of education.

Junior HIgh

English

7th Grade: Writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar,  vocabulary, and literature units

8th Grade: Application and practice in critical thinking, creative writing, vocabulary grammar and study skills.


Math

7th Grade: Pre-Algebra

8th Grade: Algebra


Science

7th Grade: Study of cells, living organisms, heredity and change. Also learning to use lab equipment and writing up labs are an integral part of this year’s Science classes.

8th Grade: Earth science, the changing earth, plate tectonics, and the environment.

*Outdoor education is part of our junior high science curriculum each year.


History

7th Grade: Medieval times through the Age of Enlightenment.

8th Grade: United States History as seen from a Christian perspective, U.S. Constitution and an optional trip to Washington D.C.


Bible

7th Grade: The life and character of Jesus Christ, the teachings, miracles, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as told in the Gospels.

8th Grade: Study of one of Paul’s epistles and a study of the book of Revelation.

*Memory verses are learned all throughout both years.

*Sex Ed is taught in both 7th and 8th grade Bible classes from a biblical perspective. 

*The New International Version Bible is the main textbook for all of the Bible classes at ESCS.

Physical Education

7th & 8th Grade: Basic health and fitness information, finding a sport or fitness activity that the students enjoy, basic sports skill and rules, learning to work as a team together under pressure, showing good sportsmanship and applying Christian values and principles.


Electives

Band: Students learn instrumental music and perform at school functions, events and concerts.

Study Hall: Each of the listed classes do allow for study hall time each week.

Spanish: Beginning basics of Spanish, preparing students for Spanish in high school.

high school

English

English 9/Advanced Placement: Literary works, authors, language concepts, the classics, and varied literary genre.

English 10/Advanced Placement: An examination of the genres, writing techniques, themes, and styles associated with fine literature.

British Literature: Focuses on the study of British literature, incorporating reading comprehension, research, and writing.

English Literature: Focuses on the study of English literature, incorporating reading comprehension, research, and writing. 


Math

Algebra I: properties and classification of real numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring, real world applications, inequalities, graphing, and the use of graphing calculators

Geometry: the development of a logical mathematical system from a set of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, and theorems.

Algebra II: Function families, quadratic functions and complex numbers, polynomials expressions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, statistics, periodic functions and trigonometry, and applying trigonometric functions

Pre-Calculus/Calculus: Weaves together previous study of algebra, geometry, and mathematical functions into a preparatory course for calculus.


Science

Biology: Introductory laboratory-based course designed to study living organisms and their physical environment. 

Chemistry: Introduces students to the scientific process and to scientific measurement techniques, including metric measurement conversions.

Earth Science: Interactions of organisms with their environment are emphasized along with the impact of human activities on the physical and biological systems of the earth.

Physics: Introduces students to relationships in the natural world using mathematical and conceptual thinking.


History

World History: In-depth study of our global community's past, emphasizing the people and events that changed past societies, and how these changes affect our modern society. 

U.S. History/Advanced Placement: Colonization, American Revolution, formation of a constitutional government, slavery and the Civil War.

Economics & Government: Explores the structure, dynamics and processes of the American system of government, providing a comprehensive introduction to the origins and development of ideas and institutions that influence the contemporary political milieu.


Bible

Foundations of Faith: What is Christianity really all about? How does the Bible apply to my life? Who is Jesus Christ?

Comparative Religions: What, exactly, is religion? And why does one religious tradition often differ so markedly from another, even when you might not expect it to? 

Understanding the Times: Learning what youth face in the world today and how to combat it with their faith. 

Life Integration: How to integrate our faith into our everyday life and the lives of others.


Spanish

Spanish I: Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, conversational skills, and basic grammar.

Spanish II: Emphasis is placed on understanding more detailed grammatical structures, increasing vocabulary, improving conversational skills, and translating.

Spanish III: Examines higher level topics and linguistic structures, with a heavy emphasis on cultural and societal issues.


Electives

Band: Students learn instrumental music and perform at school functions, events and concerts.

Study Hall: Each of the listed classes do allow for study hall time each week.

Yearbook: Collecting and taking photos for the yearbook and creating pages.

Teacher's Aide: Helping teacher's with basic needs as the week progresses.