ECS Courses

The 2023-2024 school year will offer a course of study for students in Grades 9-12. Graduation requirements closely follow the Virginia DOE requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma. Students will be required to take four years of Christian Studies, English, History, Science, and Mathematics. They will also have the option of taking three years in a single language or two years each of two different languages. Additional graduation requirements are specified in the Course Catalog and Student Handbook. A variety of electives will be offered beyond the required courses indicated below. Availability of electives will depend upon enrollment and student interest.

Academic Course Catalog ('23-'24)

Please download the Academic Course Catalog with detailed information on current and planned offerings. Topics covered are:

  • Academic Policies and Procedures
  • Grades and Weightings
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Course Selection (Required & Electives)
  • Course Descriptions
Sample Yearly Course Offerings

Below is an example of possible courses each year at ECS. Classes will be assigned to the student depending on previous successfully completed courses, as well as proficiency test scores in math and world languages.

9th Grade (2023-2024)
  • Christian Studies: Historical Theology (Fall), Historical Apologetics (Spring)
  • English: Literary Genres 1
  • History: World History
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry (Honors offered)
  • Math: Algebra 1, Honors Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2/Trig
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-3, Latin I-IV, ASL 1
10th Grade (2023-2024)
  • Christian Studies: Biblical Theology (Fall), Biblical Interpretation/Hermeneutics (Spring)
  • English: Literary Genres 2 (Honors offered)
  • History: History of Ideas
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry (Honors offered)
  • Math: Algebra 1 and 2, Algebra 2/Trig, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus (Honors (Offered) 
    AP Calculus AB, Statistics, AP Statistics 
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin I-IV, ASL 1
11th Grade (2023-2024)
  • Christian Studies: Christian Philosophy (Fall), Christian Ethics and Contemporary Culture (Spring)
  • English: American Literature, AP Language & Composition
  • History: U. S. History, AP U.S. History
  • Science: Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Anatomy, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1 (Alg.-Based)
  • Math:  Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2/Trig, Honors Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, Statistics, AB Statistics
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin I-IV, ASL 1
12th Grade (2023-2024)
  • Christian Studies: Christian Philosophy (Fall), Christian Ethics and Contemporary Culture (Spring)
  • English: British Literature or AP Literature & Composition
  • History: Government & Political Theory, AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • Science: Anatomy, AP Environmental Science, Physics, AP Physics I
  • Math: Honors Algebra 2/Trig, Honors Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics, AP Statistics
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin I-IV, ASL 1

Students may take up to two electives. 

Full Year Courses: Psychology, Concert Choir, Honors Choral Ensemble, Strings, Band, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Graphic Design, Art History, Yearbook, Art Foundations, Beginning Guitar, Band, Strings, Free Period.

Semester Courses: PE, Weight Training, Health, Photography, Introduction to Theater, Advanced Theater, Debate, Free period.

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