Class Tracks

There are a number of classes at WEST that follow a specific track. This is a guideline and a most common order but some classes can be taken in any sequence at any time as well.

Class Progressions at WEST include the following:


SCIENCE:
(Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit)

  • Answers in Genesis Earth Science (5th -7th)
  • Answers in Genesis Life Science (5th-7th)
  • Answers in Genesis Chemistry (6th-8th)
  • Apologia General Science (7th-9th)
  • Apologia Physical Science (8th-12th)
  • Apologia Biology (9th-12th)
  • Apologia Chemistry (10th-12th)
  • OR Survey of High School Chemistry (half year for 10th-12th)
  • Survey of High School Anatomy (half year for 10th-12th)
  • Total Health with First Aid
    This course serves as a health credit and can be taken at any point in the sequence.

ART:
(high school classes run for one semester and can be counted as a half credit for each semester class)

  • Middle School Multi Media Art (5th-7th)
  • Drawing Basics (7th-12th)
  • Beginning Pastels (7th-112th)
  • Advanced Pastels (7th-12th)
  • High School 3D Art (8th-12th)
  • Mixed Media Level I (7th-12th)

WRITING/LANGUAGE ARTS:
(Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit.  If Writing is not partnered with a literature component, the course is counted for 1/2 as credit.))

  • Writing Foundations ½ (5th-7th)
  • Writing Foundations 1 (7th-9th)
  • Writing Foundations 2 (8th-10th)
  • Essay Writing (8th-12th)
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (8th-12th)
  • Introduction to Communications and Speech (8th-12th)
    This course can be taken at any point in time. However, WEST suggests not to split up Writing Foundations 1 and 2 but to take those two courses sequentially.
  • PSEO Rhetoric and Research for 3 credits (College Writing for juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Public Speaking for 2 credits (juniors and seniors)

SOCIAL SCIENCES:
(Each high school class runs for one semester and can be counted as a half credit for each semester)
The classes below can go in any order but they are a series of classes.

  • Middle School American History (5th-7th)
  • Middle School Civics (5th-7th)
  • American Government (8th-12th)
  • Economics (8th-12th)
  • Light Bearer's World View (8th-12th)
  • Personal Finance (9th-12th)
    Note: Personal Finance can be added to Economics for potentially one full credit.
  • World Religions (8th-12th)
  • World History & Geography (Renaissance to Present) (9th-12th)
  • PSEO General Psychology for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Western Civilization I for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Introduction to Government for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)

MATH:
(Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit)

  • Math for the Middle Grades (5th-8th)
  • Algebra ½ (7th-9th)
  • Algebra 1 (8th-12th)
  • Algebra 2 (9th-12th)
  • Geometry (9th-12th)
  • Personal Finance (9th-12th)
  • PSEO Practical Math for 3 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO College Algebra I for 3 credits(juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO College Algebra II & Trigonometry for 3 credits(juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Calculus for 4 credits (junior and seniors)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
(Each high school class can be counted as a full year for one full credit)

  • Middle School Spanish (6th-7th)
    This is an excellent course on a two year rotation, preparing students for success in the high school courses. Students can take this class to receive a firm foundation of the language before entering the upper level courses.
  • High School Spanish I (8th-12th)
  • High School Spanish II (9th-12th)
  • High School Spanish III (9th-12th)
  • American Sign Language (7th-12th)
  • PSEO Spanish 1A for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO Spanish 1B for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO American Sign Language I for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • PSEO American Sign Language II for 4 credits (juniors and seniors)