Course Offerings

2022-23 Classes

Academy: K4-3rd Grade 

Core classes meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our K4-3rd Grade is self-contained, but they will leave to go to special areas like Music & Art. Please see the Class Schedule page for more details.

Tuesday Program (K4-3rd Grade)

– Art
– History
– Music
– Literature
– Science
– Spanish

Wednesday Fine Arts Program (K5-3rd Grade)

Not available to students enrolled on Tuesdays
– Art
– Music
– Drama
– Lunch/Recess

Thursday Program (K4-3rd Grade)

– Art
– Bible
– Chapel
– Handwriting
– Phonics/Spelling
– Writing/Grammar
– Physical Education

*Please note that you would need to add math at home.

Optional Electives (K5-3rd Grade)

– Karate for Kids by Master Blane (4 – 7 year old – registration & tuition directly paid to the teacher)
– Early Drop Off
– STEM Science Club (1st – 3rd)

Academy: 4th-8th Grade

Core classes meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There are also two tracks for the 9 – 12-year-old Academy students; an Academic Track or a Fine Arts track. The Academic track consists of Writing Enrichment (compliments literature class) and Geography (compliments History). The Fine Arts track consists of Music and Drama. Parents select which track they prefer for their students on the registration form. Please note that Elective classes are optional and are charged separately.

Tuesday Program (4th-7th Grade)

– Art
– Literature & Latin Greek Roots (Vocab)
– Geography and  Writing Enrichment (Academic track)
– History
– Music and Drama (Fine Arts track)

Wednesday Fine Arts Program (4th-7th Grade)

Not available to students enrolled on Tuesdays
– Art
– Music
– Drama
– Lunch / Recess

Thursday Program (4th-7th Grade)

– Bible
– Science
– Writing/Grammar
– Physical Education

Tuesday Program (8th Grade)

We offer an accelerated curriculum for 8th graders to better prepare them to start high school classes the following year. Advanced 7th graders will be allowed to register for this curriculum if parents would like their students challenged with a more rigorous workload.
– Art
– History and Current Events
– Literature, SAT Prep
– Civics (Fall Semester), Logic (Spring Semester)

Wednesday Fine Arts Program (8th Grade)

Not available to students enrolled on Tuesdays
– Art
– Music
– Drama
– Lunch / Recess

Thursday Program (8th Grade) 

– Bible
– Science
– Writing/Grammar

Optional Electives (4th-8th Grade)

– Advanced Drama
– Karate for Kids by Master Blane (8 – 13 year old – registration & tuition directly paid to the teacher)
– Saxon Algebra 1/2
– Study Hall

High School Courses

High School, 1 day per week classes, meet on Tuesdays, except for the University Model, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note that all high school courses have an optional honors component that must be declared at the beginning of the school year. SCAIHS will approve all high school syllabi to meet their College Preparatory Track 1. This means that parents will not need to add any extra content to these classes. However, a student may elect to take a course at an Honors level. This would include extra work to meet Honors Level standards as determined either by SCAIHS or your third option group. Students taking a course at the Honors Level must declare with Excelsior at the beginning of the term because all assignments will be graded at a higher level. There is an Honor Society not affiliated with Excelsior that students may join. For more information about qualifications, please email EtaOmicronNHSHS@gmail.com.

Excelsior desires to prepare our students for college and future endeavors through academic achievement and personal growth. As a result, we expect students to attend all classes. No more than one unexcused absence will be allowed without a parent’s note. Also, students are expected to turn in all assignments on time. All assignments turned in late will receive a deduction in points for each day the assignment is late. Grace for special circumstances will be granted at the teacher’s discretion, only after discussing with the parent. Books for classes are expected to be purchased ahead of time, so their progress is not impeded.

Electives

– Advanced Drama (1 day/week)
– Music Appreciation (1 day/week)
– Speech & Debate (1 day/week)
– Yearbook (1 day/week)

English

– Fundamentals of Literature (1 day/week)

Foreign Language

– French 1 (1 day/week)
– Spanish 1 ( 1 day/week)
– Spanish 2 (1 day/week)
– Spanish 3 (1 day/week)

History 

– Cultural Geography (1 day/week)

Math

– Advanced Math – Saxon (1 day/week)
– Algebra 1 (1 day/week)
– Algebra 2 (1 day/week)
– Geometry (1 day/week)

Science

– Biology 1 (1 day/week)
– Biology 2 (1 day/week)
– Chemistry (1 day/week)
–  Earth Science (1 day/week)

University Model

– Modern Literature, Government Econ, and Bible: 9th & 10th Grade  (2 days/week)
– Modern Literature, Government Econ, and Christian Worldview: 11th & 12th Grade  (2 days/week)