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Identity & Spirituality

Self exploration is a critical part of adolescence and we support students holistically through this time by intentionally addressing the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. Our Identity & Spirituality courses help students recognize, define and articulate their own spiritual identity and respect different religious traditions.

All students must take one semester credit Identity & Spirituality course each year. Grade 9 Identity & Spirituality is integrated into humanities.

Grade 10 Reflective Spirituality*

Reflective Spirituality is an introduction to spiritual thought and personal spiritual reflection through a study of broad spiritual topics. Students will understand the history and development of spiritual topics from a variety of sources and begin to apply those understandings to a more mature spiritual reflection and development of their own spiritual belief.

Duration: 1 Semester
Required: Yes Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11 Identity, Vocation and Spiritualty*

Identity, Vocation and Spirituality focuses on spiritual identity through personal reflection and exploration. Students will focus on personal spiritual topics and the application of those topics to their own spiritual experience. Time is also given with the guidance counselors for college preparatory work as it is strongly linked to personal identity.

Duration: 1 Semester
Required: Yes Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Grade 12 Courses*

Apologetics*

Apologetics is an in depth look into the personal application of historical and modern day spiritual belief and practice. Significant time is given to personal exploration of advanced spiritual topics in light of personal faith development. This course includes interactive study of spiritual places and activities.

Duration: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

Morality & Ethics*

This course examines the Christian vision of morality centering on Jesus Christ as the model for moral Christian behavior. The class is designed to explore the fundamental principles of morality and the various moral systems and diverse philosophies that have shaped our world as well as to examine ethical beliefs and values pertaining to important issues within different societies, religious groups, and cultures. Additionally, the course introduces students to the psychological perspective of moral development and the process of moral decision making. This class offers students the opportunity to confront modern moral dilemmas; it also provides students a forum to engage in dialogue pertaining to the vast number of moral problems and myriad ethical dilemmas facing today’s young people.

Duration: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

*Denotes one semester course

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