Academics

ECS Courses

The 2022-2023 school year will offer a course of study for students in grades 9-11. The 12th grade will be introduced in 2023-2024. Graduation requirements will 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 in the first year beyond the required courses indicated below. Availability of first year electives will depend upon enrollment and student interest.

Academic Course Catalog ('22-'23)

Please download the Academic Course Catalog for information on the following:

  • 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 courses completed and test scores to indicate success.

9th Grade (2022-2023)
  • Christian Studies: Historical Theology 1 (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, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin 1-4
10 Grade (2022-2023)
  • Christian Studies: Historical Theology 2 (Fall), Historical Apologetics (Spring)
  • English: Literary Genres 2 (Honors offered)
  • History: History of Ideas
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry (Honors offered)
  • Math: Algebra 1, Honors Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2/Trig, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin 1-4
11th Grade (2022-2023)
  • Christian Studies: Biblical Theology II (Fall), Christian Ethics and Contemporary Culture
  • English: American Literature, AP Language & Composition
  • History: U. S. History, AP U.S. History
  • Science: Biology, Honors Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Anatomy, AP Environmental Science
  • Math:  Algebra 1, Honors Algebra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2/Trig, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin 1-4
12th Grade (2023-2024)
  • Christian Studies: Worldview Analysis (Fall), World Religions (Spring)
  • English: English Literature or AP Literature & Composition
  • History: Government & Political Theory, AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • Science: AP Physics 2, Forensics, Astronomy, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science
  • Math: Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics, AP Statistics, Personal Finance & Business
  • Foreign Language: Spanish 1-4, Latin 1-4

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