Although most of our classes emphasize engaging learning opportunities, we have a growing number of classes that specialize in experiential learning. These classes are called Lab Classes. Lab Classes are designed to create opportunities for students to be actively involved in hands-on learning experiences. These participation-oriented classes provide valuable and memorable learning for all the students involved. Because often times expendable resources are used, additional fees may be associated with these classes.
Here is a full list of our Lab Classes:
Art I, II, III, 3D Art, AP® Studio Art
Instructor: Dwight Crichton
By completion of this course students will recognize the Elements and Principles of Design in other’s artwork and their own, implement the Elements and Principles of Design in their own work, understand the process of creative development while using brainstorming techniques, recognize artistic problem solving achievements and shortcomings while participating in personal and classroom critiques, and develop drawing, painting and sculpting skills and techniques through various projects.
Instructors: Lindsay Gardner
By completion of this course students will develop attitudes, values, and aspirations that strengthen belief in God as Designer, Creator, and Sustainer. They will discover the principles governing chemical and physical phenomena, understand and apply the concepts identified in the book to explain, communicate, and predict physical and chemical phenomena, and use conceptual models in the study of physical science. Students will observe, collect, and interpret data and make inferences from that data, safely use laboratory instruments, equipment, and materials, and recognize career and vocational opportunities in physical science.
Biology I & II, AP® Biology
Instructor: Lindsay Gardner
Biology is the study of life. It seeks to discuss and organize facts and principles about all living things. Biologists study organisms–how they are made, how they work, and how they relate to and depend upon one another. Primacy is a Christian school. As such, we believe in the creation of the universe, the earth, and living creatures by a loving God. However, evolution is presented in the textbook and throughout the class evidence for both major theories will be addressed. The instructor asks that all students remain open-minded, be willing to weigh the evidence, and also plan to dialogue intelligently about both theories.
Chemistry, AP® Chemistry
Chemistry is the study of all substances and the changes that they can undergo. It has been called the central science because it plays a role in all of the other sciences. As such, it is important for students to understand the basic principles of chemistry in order to help them understand the world around them.Students will learn to view the world in a new and exciting way through chemistry. Much time will also be dedicated to developing the student’s curiosity about the world around them and how it functions. They will learn to understand what things are made of and how they interact with each other.
AP® Chinese Language & Culture
Instructor: Dick Yuan
The AP® Chinese Language and Culture course is a full-year Chinese course at the second year college level but for high school students. The course is taught entirely in Chinese. It includes aural/ oral skills, grammar, reading comprehension and composition. Course work provides students with varied opportunities to further develop their Chinese proficiency across the three communicative modes: interpersonal (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills), interpretive (listening and reading skills), and presentational (speaking, writing and showing skills); and the five goal areas (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities) as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in for the 21st Century.