High School Program
High School Academics and Curriculum at IP is researched based and offered in effort as a Christian school. The outstanding faculty and staff at IP are exceptional both professionally and personally. In addition, our approach to curriculum is particularly excellent. High School Immersion program uses a combination of LifePac as a Christian curriculum and prospect companies, we continue to grow the longevity daily. In addition to our three track academic system of General, College-Preparatory, and Honors tracks for high school students, we offer Advanced Placement classes for college credit. We currently offer Advanced Placement classes in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Calculus, European History, American History, Psychology, 11th Grade English, and 12th Grade English. Honors classes are available in College Math (Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry), Spanish III, Advanced Math, Economics, Junior English, and Senior English.Excellent computer integration helps prepare our students academically. Find out more today by contacting administration for your child's 2021-2022 school year growth!
High School Curriculum
The following information does not contain any Electives, Gifted Programs, or any optional Foreign language courses that your student will choose to add to their schedule. Please note there are words below abbreviated to make room strickly for the space of the webpage data. Some classes are not listed due to high volume course listing. Please email to find out the status of a specific course you are looking to take.
High School Mathematics
Geometry (9th Grade) –
Geometry is the study of geometrical shapes using deductive reasoning. Undefined terms, postulates and theorems will be used to solve 2 and 3 dimensional figures. Parallelism, congruent triangles, inequalities in triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, circles, construction, area, area and volume of solids and coordinate geometry will be the topics discussed. Algebraic skills involving quadratic equations, systems of equations, radicals, and trigonometry will be used in calculating geometry problems. Completion of Algebra I is the prerequisite.
Honors Geometry (9th Grade) –
Students will be asked to cover the same topics as the College Prep Geometry Course but in more depth. Honors Geometry covers the concepts at a faster pace and will problem solve at a more difficult level. An A in Algebra I is required for admittance to this course.
Algebra II (10th Grade) –
This is a study of the use of advanced algebra skills and concepts in the set of real and complex numbers. Through problem solving strategies they study real numbers in equations and inequalities, functions and graphs. They study systems of equations and inequalities, using matrices, determinants and a graphing calculator.
Honors Algebra II (10th Grade) –
This is a study of the use of advanced algebra skills, solving strategies, study exponential, logarithmic functions, sequences and series, real numbers in equations and inequalities, functions and graphs. They study systems of equations and inequalities, using matrices, determinants and a graphing calculator. The study of functions focuses on quadratic functions as well as polynomial functions. Conic sections are graphed and equations are written. Trigonometric functions, graphs, identities and equations complete the topical items in the course. Prerequisite: A in Geometry or A/B in Honors Geometry.
Advanced Functions and Modeling (11th Grade) –
Advanced Functions and Modeling is a course designed for those students who struggled in Algebra II. The course beings with an intensive review of factoring, solving linear and quadratic equations, and solving systems of equations. Then a study of trigonometry, logarithms, and other functions takes the next quarter. Much time is spent on modeling equations from real-life data. Other topics include matrices and conic sections.
Honors Pre-Calculus (11th Grade) – Honors Pre-Calculus is a study of varied topics which include more than a quarter of trigonometry. The course also includes a study of functions, linear and quadratic regression, solutions of linear, quadratic and higher order equations and inequalities, logarithms, exponential equations, conic sections, probability, matrices and limits. A TI-83/84 calculator is required. The prerequisite for this course is an A in Algebra II, an A or B in Honors Algebra II or an A in Advanced Functions and Modeling
Statistics (12th Grade) –
This is a course designed to picture and describe the world as well as make informed decisions. There is an extensive use of a graphing calculator to enable these descriptions and decisions. The topics include data classification and organization, experimental design, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, and variation. Using these topics as a foundation, measures of position, probability distributions, counting principles, and standard normal distributions are developed. The course is completed with a study of sampling distributions/ Central Limit Theorem. The prerequisite: Algebra II.
Honors College Math (12th Grade) –
Honors College Math is a senior-level course designed for those students who have finished Pre-Calculus but are not interested in Calculus. This course reviews topics from Pre-Calculus, but is taught from an applied standpoint. Much time is spent on finding models for real-life data. A detailed study of statistics is included. The prerequisites for this course is an A or B in Honors Pre-Calculus.
AP Calculus (12th Grade) – AP Calculus is a study of limits, derivatives, and integrals. This course prepares the students to take the AP Calculus AB exam given in the spring. Graphing calculators are a must for this class. The prerequisite for this class is an A in Honors Pre-Calculus.
AP Calculus BC (12th Grade) –
This course is a continuation of Calculus AB. The first semester is a review of Calculus AB with some extensions of those topics. Second semester is a study of more ways of integration, sequences, series, parametric equations and polar graphs. The prerequisite is an A or B in AP Calculus AB.
High School Science
Biology (9th Grade) –
This class is taught as a survey course. Topics covered include cell structure, Mendelian genetics, classification of living things, microbiology, botany, and zoology. Students will reinforce the concepts presented in class by using microscopes, performing dissections, and doing a variety of hands-on investigations.
Honors Biology (9th Grade) –
Is a hands-on class that is divided in to 2 main sections. The first division is “The Science of Life”, which covers God’s creation of all things, cells, cell processes, and genetics. The second part of the class is “The Science of Organisms”, which deals with bacteria, viruses, and plants. The class includes many labs and activities, as well as student-directed group work that is inquiry based where the groups are structured with students having designated roles. Prerequisite: Students must earn an A in 8th Grade Physics.
AP Biology (10th Grade) –
The AP Biology course is designed as an intro, college-level course. Through lecture, web activities, Internet research, and virtual lab students receive a unique prospective in God's logical design of the bio world and the interactions therein. Topics such as ecology, biochemistry, metabolism, evolution and creation, genetics, as well as the interaction, structure and function of plants and animals are discussed throughout the year. Students must have completed biology with a grade of an A as a prereq. Prerequisites: A in Honors Biology.
Anatomy & Physiology (10th Grade) – This general level course covers a systematic exploration of all the structures and functions of the human body, God’s ultimate creation, with an eye toward understanding the integration of each part to the whole. The college level text and home designed lab gives plenty of hands on opportunity.
Honors Anatomy & Physiology (10th Grade) –
Honors Anatomy and Physiology is an advanced course on human body will include case study investigations with special emphasis on practical real-world application. Through home lab experiences,online interactive media, and lectures, students will learn about body systems such as the cardiovascular,urinary, endocrine, digestive, nervous, skeletal and how these systems work together in maintaining homeostasis. Hands on lab activities as well as research into system disorders will enrich the material studied. Prerequisite: A in Biology or an A/B in Honors Biology.
Chemistry (11th Grade) –
This class provides the student with a general introduction to chemical principles and concepts. Some of the topics covered include atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds, chemical equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, and solutions. Students need to have basic algebra skills in order to do the required work. Students will reinforce the concepts presented in class by performing a variety of hands-on investigations and by doing experiments.
Honors Chemistry (11th Grade) – Honors Chemistry is an in depth study of energy, atomic structure and function, the periodic table, chemical formulas and reaction stoichiometry, gases, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry. In addition to lecture, the course includes laboratories to emphasize concepts learned in class and improve basic laboratory skills. The course requires that each student be proficient in basic algebra as well as problem solving. To be eligible for Honors Chemistry student must have had an A in their previous science class as well as an A or B in Algebra II.
Ecology (12th Grade) –
This course is designed for a broad overview of the study of man and the world in which he lives. The goal of the course is to cause the student to gain a unique perspective and greater appreciation for the earth in general, and to allow the student to develop a personal response to man's role as overseer of the planet’s resources.
Honors Ecology (12th Grade) –
This course provides the honors track student with the opportunity to gain insight into the interaction of the environment and the organisms found within it. The course will begin with an accelerated overview of scientific principles and concepts, followed by discussions on topics such as human populations and resources, environmental quality and pollution, and societal impacts on the environment. This course requires the student involvement and interaction with the teacher. Prerequisite: A in Chemistry or A/B in Honors Chemistry
AP Chemistry (12th Grade) –
AP Chemistry is designed as in introductory, college-level course. Concepts learned in Honors Chemistry are further developed. Through laboratory experiences and lecture students explore macroscopic chemistry, electronic structure and bonding, as well as speed and extent of chemical reactions. In order to take AP Chemistry students must have had an A in Honors Chemistry. Students can expect one hour of homework each night.
AP Physics (12th Grade) –
AP Physics is a course designed to prepare students for the AP Physics Exam and to prepare students for physics in college. This is a science course with a strong emphasis on mathematical skills. Topics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, light, electricity, magnetism and nuclear energy are covered. About 20% of this class is conducted in a lab with all the necessary reports required of the students. An A or B in Honors Chemistry and an A in Honors Pre-Calculus are the prerequisites for this course.
AP Psychology (12th Grade) –
AP Psychology engages college intro to psychology. Topics include: scientific methods, human development, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, and personality. Also studied are various types of psychological disorders and therapies. The goal of the class is not only for the students to master the material and be fully prepared for the AP Psychology exam, but also to establish a Biblical view of the world of psychology and understand how it can apply to the lives of Christians.
High School History
World History (9th Grade) –
This course is a survey study of world history from the first civilizations to the present. Patterns of political, economic, and religious development will be a main focus. Although our textbook will be the principal source of information, primary documents, internet knowledge bases, and other sources will provide additional incite into the different periods of history. The goal of the course is to give students an overview of world history, with an in-depth look at important people, issues and events that shaped the world of today while developing writing, speaking, and analytical skills.
US Constitution (10th Grade) – The Constitution class will examine and develop an understanding of the Constitution by analyzing the role of the federal government, the role of state government, and the duties and responsibilities of citizens. Students will study current events in order to understand real world application of the Constitution. A focus on analyzing and evaluating primary source documents, maps, graphs, and charts will be included in order to master these skills.
Honors US Constitution (10th Grade) – The Honors Constitution class focuses on enabling students to be well prepared to assume all the duties and responsibilities of citizens in the U.S. Students will develop a line-by-line understanding of our founding documents, with a focus on the Constitution. Students will also examine the roles of the legislative and executive branches, and will put their understanding into practice as they assume the roles of Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, and lawmakers in class mock trials and other simulation activities. Prerequisite: “A” in World History.
US History (11th Grade) – This course will examine themes and topics in United States history from the colonial era through the Cold War. The course will examine topics and themes including, but not limited to, the development of the U.S. Constitution, the Early Republic period, Jacksonian democracy, westward expansion, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction era, industrialization and immigration, imperialism, World War One, the “Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War Two, and the numerous aspects of Cold War America.
Honors US History (11th Grade)–
This in-depth and reading intensive course will examine the U.S. Constitution, the Early Republic period, Jacksonian democracy, westward expansion, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction era, industrialization and immigration, imperialism, World War One, the “Roaring Twenties”, the Great Depression, World War Two, and the numerous aspects of Cold War America. Honors US History requires high reading and classroom participation. Prerequisite: A/B in Honors Constitution or A in Constitution.
AP US History (11th Grade)– AP US History is a college-level course that must be adept at disciplined individual study while also being able to participate actively in classroom discussion and historical debate. The course is writing intensive, placing a premium on analysis, structure, and the ability to incorporate outside historical data appropriately in essays which effectively synthesize historical themes in United States history from the colonial era to today. Prerequisite: A in Honors Constitution
20th Century History & Economics (12th Grade) – The goal of this course is to broaden student understanding of economics as it impacts the world. Students will study personal finance, business structure, economic policy, supply & demand. A study of 20th century world events and economic results will also be included.
Honors 20th Century History & Economics (12th Grade) –
The goal of this course is to broaden student understanding of economics as it impacts the world. As the students learn more about the functions of business, society, and government; supply and demand; and international economic policy, they will become better informed about economic growth in the United States and the world. The student will be more knowledgeable about how various economic ideas affect the individual, community, state, country, and world we live in. Prerequisite: A in US History or an A/B in Honors US History.
AP European History (12th Grade) –
This course is designed to enable students to trace the origins, developments and consequences of the major social, political, economic and religious aspects of Europe’s history from 1450 until the present. Students will learn to assess the major individuals, philosophies and institutions that have shaped the European intellectual and cultural tradition. Through essay writing, reading, current events, book reports and class participation students will enhance their critical thinking skills and their understanding of the historical process. Prerequisite: A in Honors US History or an A/B in AP US History.