Curriculum
 
West Highland Christian Academy follows the Michigan Common Core Standards. Textbooks are selected to support our Biblical worldview, (A Beka, ACSI Purposeful Design, Bob Jones University, Progeny Press Literature Studies).
 
KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM
Bible 
Science
Phonics
Art
Reading
Music
Writing
Gym
Arithmetic
Spanish
Penmanship
 
FIRST THROUGH SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM
READING
LANGUAGE
Phonics (1st, 2nd and 3rd grades)
Grammar
Oral & Silent Reading
Spelling
Comprehension
Written Communication
Literature Studies (5th and 6th grades)
Oral Communication
Other Classes
Bible
Science
Penmanship (1st thru 5th grades)
History
Spanish
Mathematics
Art and Music
Computers 
 
Gym
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE COURSE OFFERINGS*
LANGUAGE
HISTORY
Grammar and Composition 
World Studies/Current Events
Vocabulary and Spelling
American History
Literature
Michigan History
Research and Writing
 
Creative Writing
 
MATH
SCIENCE
Basic Math
General
Pre-Algebra
Physical
Algebra
Computers 
Other Classes
Bible (taken each year)
Vocal or Instrumental Music
Gym
Spanish 
Art (includes appreciation)
Study Skills
Music (theory and appreciation)
 
* Some courses are offered on a rotating basis and are not available each school year.
REPRESENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS FOR GRADES 9-12*
ENGLISH
COMPUTERS
World Literature
Basic and Advanced Applications
American Literature
 
British Literature
 
Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary
BIBLE (Taken each year)
Research and Composition
Old Testament Survey
Speech
New Testament Survey
HISTORY
FINE ARTS
Geography
Music Appreciation
World History and Culture
Art Appreciation
American Government
Art (Basic, Advanced)
Economics
Vocal and Instrumental Music 
United States History
Praise Band 
 
Drama
MATHEMATICS
OTHER ELECTIVES
Pre-Algebra
Spanish I and II
Algebra I and II
Communications
Geometry
Publications (Yearbook/Journalism)
Advanced Math (Trig. and Pre-Calculus)
Photography or Media
Consumer, Applied or Basic Math
Current Events
Business Math (including Accounting)
 
AP Calculus
 
SCIENCE
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
General Science
½ Credit given per year for PE class
Basic Physical Science
 
Biology
 
Chemistry
 
Physics
 
Health
 

* Some courses are offered on a rotating basis and are not available each school year.