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How Do You Know?

Instructor: Mr. John Willoughby
Email: johnwilloughby@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: COMING FALL 2018
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: Upper High School
Min/Max#:
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: College Prep
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Class Description and Required Supplies Coming Soon!

Course description and class content developed by John Willoughby for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.


Understanding Islam: An Introduction from a Biblical Perspective

Instructor: Mr. David Bjorgen
Email: davidbjorgen@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Fall Semester, Mondays at 10:00 AM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: High School Students
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: none
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world, and is the world’s second-largest religion with over 24% of the global population. Islam is the dominant religion in the Middle East and North Africa, and adherents to Islam—known as Muslims—comprise much of the population of South Asia, Oceania, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, sizable Muslim communities are found throughout Europe, China, Russia, and the Americas.

Since September 11, 2001, not a day goes by where Islam isn’t in the news. In recent years the influx of Muslim refugees has caused much consternation amongst citizens in the West. There is much fear and uncertainty in the West, and there is a significant lack of knowledge of the teachings and culture of Islam.

As Christians, we cannot afford to allow fear of Islam to influence our actions and attitudes. The Bible informs us that God, in His perfect love, sent his Son to die for all mankind. As children of God, we are to be compelled to action by His perfect love (1 John 4:18) and to make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19) In the countries where Islam is dominant, Christians number less than 0.2 percent; the gospel is practically non-existent. The Muslim world is the last great missional frontier.

Anyone interested in sharing the gospel with Muslim friends will appreciate this course. We will start with the basics and then dive deep into the intricacies of the Islamic faith. We will examine Muslim beliefs and compare them with biblical Christianity. Upon completion, students will have a thorough knowledge of Islamic ideology and will be equipped to share their faith with Muslims near and far.

Course description and class content developed by David Bjorgen for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Reasoning from the Scriptures with Muslims by Ron Rhodes, ISBN: 0736936440


World Religions

Instructor: Mr. David Bjorgen
Email: davidbjorgen@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Spring Semester, Thursdays at 10:00 AM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: High School Students
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: none
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Explore the historical development and teachings of different worldwide faiths. Indigenous religions, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Baha’i, and more—we will analyze each religion from a biblical perspective, and consider how the contemporary beliefs and practices of each of these traditions have evolved.

The Bible teaches Christians to “study to show yourself approved” (2 Timothy 2:15). There is great value in studying other religions in that it helps us better understand those we seek to evangelize. In addition, studying other religions helps us better understand the uniqueness of our own faith.

This is a great course for mission-minded students or anyone who has friends of differing faiths.

Course description and class content developed by David Bjorgen for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

TBA


Judge for Yourself!

Instructor: Mrs. Ann LeBlanc
Email: annleblanc@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: COMING SPRING 2019
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: High School Students
Min/Max#: 5/20
Prerequisites: A strong understanding of the 3 branches of government and the roles of each is highly recommended.
Homework Load: College Prep
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Judge for Yourself is a highly interactive course designed to allow the student to apply the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court cases to actual factual scenarios and court cases. How will you decide the outcome?

In addition to synthesizing the interplay of these critical documents in protecting citizens’ God-given rights and freedoms, students will develop a case notebook of newspaper and/or magazine articles and summaries of news reports or radio broadcasts pertaining to issues relevant to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution. The notebooks will be a resource for the student in critically analyzing and discussing current legal issues and cases.

Be prepared to discuss, analyze, collaborate, and use those little gray cells!

Course description and class content developed by Ann LeBlanc for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

You Decide by Critical Thinking Press, ISBN: 978-894554407

We Still Hold These Truths by Matthew Spalding, ISBN: 978-1935191926

How to Register

To register for classes, you will click on the Register button. Fill out the registration form that pops up. You will fill out one form per student. Upon receipt of your form, the registrar will send you an invoice payable by PayPal for the registration fee. If you are registering more than one student, the registrar will collate all the forms and send you only one invoice for the entire family. Once you have paid the yearly (school year) registration fee for the student(s), the registrar will confirm your seat in the class(es) and forward your information to the teacher(s). Teachers will invoice parents separately from the registration fee and will require 25% deposit to hold the seat. All tuition must be paid in full to teachers by August 1 (for fall semester and full year courses) in order for the seat to be complete and for the student to be placed into the virtual classroom. For questions regarding registration, email registration@excelsiorclasses.com.

 


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