High School Curriculum
It is the philosophy and purpose of Living Rock Academy to provide a Bible-based, Christ-centered, and academically challenging Pre-K through 12th grade school experience. Through our small classes, creative teaching, technology integration, and an approach which emphasizes the applied process of learning, we seek to discover unique aptitudes and awaken the intellectual curiosity of every student.
At Living Rock Academy, our goal is to prepare students to be all that God has designed them to be. Our focus is on “Engaging the Academically Advanced” by equipping them to be the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Our teachers are all qualified with outstanding credentials to teach a rigorous curriculum. The word engaging also means that our teachers spend time in developing relationships with students in a warm and responsive environment.
Our High School Curriculum Includes Recourses From:
McGraw Hill Education Digital
Bob Jones University Digital
Cengage (upper math)
Holt McDougal Digital
High School Elective Offerings:
LRA has teamed up with Anderson Aviation to offer a classroom elective for High Schoolers interested in learning more about flight, have a love of airplanes, seek to earn their pilot’s license during High School, or are interested in pursuing a career in aviation. Topics such as flight theories, aerodynamics, navigation, radio communication, meteorology, and mechanics will be covered. This elective is not offered as part of the LRA curriculum, and does, therefore, have an additional cost payable to Anderson Aviation. Visit our Aviation page or Anderson Aviation’s website to learn more about their company.
Students gifted and talented in Music, both vocally and instrumentally, may try-out and participate in the Praise Team. Each week during all-school Chapel the Praise Team leads the student body in worship.
Each year, LRA publishes an all-school yearbook. This elective provides students the opportunity to learn more about photojournalism, photography, and graphic design. As an elective, students are asked to participate in LRA events from behind the lens of the camera or journalism pad. This class emphasizes teamwork, where students are expected to work collaboratively, learning the process of publishing a yearbook and advertising with accuracy, effective photography, design layout, fair and equal student representation, successful advertising, professional communication skills, and time management. Adobe In-Design program is utilized to create and design the yearbook. Students also learn important advertising techniques to help promote yearbook sponsorship and sales.
A theater introductory survey course designed for students interested in fulfilling their Fine Arts credit. In this course, we examine Theater History, Set Design and Construction, Stage Lighting, Costume Design, Marketing, and Theater Safety. As well as that, students will examine Acting, Movement, Voice and Diction, Playwriting, Film, Shakespeare, and Theater Literature.
Students in this class are part of the year-end theater performance.
Art Appreciation/International Studies
Through lectures, readings, gallery visits, and hands-on activities, students will survey the visual arts of painting, sculpture, architecture, and how the visual arts related to history and the modern world. Students will also develop an understanding and appreciation of world cultures. Students participating in either a domestic or international trip will have an in-depth study of the various sites and places that will be visited on our educational trips. To learn more, head over to our Domestic/International Travel Page!
This course is designed as a beginning art class for students wishing to pursue upper level art courses as well as for those who wish to satisfy their Fine Arts requirements for graduation. In the first semester, students will develop skills in drawing from observation and 2-dimensional design using a variety of art materials and tools. In the second semester, students will apply their drawing and design skills in painting, printmaking and at least one 3-dimensional process. Students will also develop an appreciation for artwork of the past and present through classroom readings and writing assignments.