JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH CLASS CENTER
Welcome to the Junior High and Senior High Class Center of Excelsior Classes!
Our content-master teachers are excited about our class offerings. Your student will thrive in our decidedly Christian, rigorous, and engaging courses.
Students attend a live class once per week for a 15 week semester (30 weeks for full-year courses). We use Zoom for our live classroom experience. It is a highly interactive platform. If students cannot attend class in person, they are able to watch a recording of the class. Students turn in work to their teacher via the learning management system; all work is submitted electronically. We use PowerSchool for our LMS.
GRADING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Teachers provide lecture and instruction as well as grading. Your student will receive timely feedback from someone with significant subject matter expertise. At the end of the course, teachers send a final grade verification as a PDF file. Parents can also print out the gradebook if desired. Many parents comment that being a coach and cheerleader for their student is a neat role to be in as opposed to the sole teacher and principal and mentor.
Our teachers have worked together to ensure that our course offerings for junior and senior high build skills sequentially and provide a well-rounded course of study for students seeking a normal class pace as well as those desiring a college-prep, academically challenging track.
All Excelsior Classes teachers are practicing Christians who are called to teach. It’s their vocation! Classes are couched in a Christian worldview; teachers may pray with your student, and scripture references or biblical tenets are often included as part of the curricula or discussions. If your family is not Christian, your student will still feel warmly welcomed and included in the community! We have had students from many faith traditions, and we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family.
ENGAGING INSTRUCTORS AND CLASSES
While our live sessions are 90 minutes for junior and senior high students, this is not strictly lecture. With the technology we use, teachers are able to see and interact with students on camera, hear them, and see communication through a chat function. Many teachers utilize polls, discussion questions, and break-out rooms to make the most of that live session.
The dynamic fun doesn’t end with the live class. Excelsior’s learning management system allows for many of the same interactive tools including polls, discussion boards, wiki-projects and more.
An engaged learner is one who will remember and who will cultivate a wide body of knowledge.
Please visit the course catalog for class descriptions in:
- The Arts & Graphic Design
- Computer Software and Programming
- Deep Thinking
- Foreign Language
- Geography and History
- Government and Economics
Note: Anyone may view the course catalog, but parents must first create a family membership account in order to purchase classes. Parents need to purchase classes for one student at a time in the shopping cart; in other words, parents should not purchase for multiple students in one shopping cart session. This will allow the registrar to appropriately place your students in the correct classes.
Course Schedule 2017-2018
The classes in these various areas are offered by teachers through Excelsior Classes. Each teacher has developed unique and proprietary course content that is only offered in this setting. Your student will learn from experienced teachers who are masters in their subject area. See the FAQ for school calendar, technology requirements, and financial arrangements. See this for a list of all classes, clubs, and independent studies. See this for a list of classes by day.