Course Catalog

MUS 190 Blue Crew Drumline and Spirit Team

Percussion meets creativity meets fun – that’s the Blue Crew Drumline. Inspired by the hilarious high energy antics of Blueman Group, Valor is kicking off its own spirit team that features great rhythms, comedy, interactive audience fun, all married with ultra-creative integration of technology. We are looking to build a team that’s a fun fixture at Valor home games, pep rallies and spirit events, and are looking for drummers, comedic actors and students that love to mess with tech to build things – unique instruments, synchronized lighting, t-shirt cannons – you name it. This class promises to be the ultimate integration of entertainment and fun!

Course fee required.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Semester, Fall Semester only
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

PHO 125 Visual Storytelling

In this non-traditional photography course, we learn how to be relevant, visual storytellers harnessing mobile technology. We explore today’s cultural tidal wave of digital imaging and how that relates to our calling to be creators that reflect our authentic, created selves. Any digital camera is acceptable as we dive into the mobile tech lifestyle using Adobe Creative Cloud workflows. You will develop your personal brand while exploring your true self, learn content creation, and build up your support tribe as you prepare to exit high school in this Senior Only class.

A working smartphone, point & shoot, mirrorless, or DSLR camera is required. While no photo experience is necessary, this class is for you if you are attracted to visual expression.

Course fee required.

Grade Level: Senior
Term: Semester
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None

SCI 370 Robotics and Engineering

Robotics and Engineering is a semester science elective where students explore the amazing world of robotics. This course predominantly focuses on the hands-on creation of robots that meet both remote and autonomous control requirements. Through the process of discovery, students will inherently learn product development life-cycle principles from an engineering perspective. Integrated software development will be encapsulated within a V-Model development framework. The product and software development processes will be learned via creation of robots that meet specified user criteria. Students will research formal development approaches and the current and future role of robotics in society.

Course fee required.

Grade Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Semester
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: Grade of 83% or better in Biology or Honors Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra I

SCI 450 STEM Capstone

The STEM Capstone course is the culmination of the student’s STEM education at Valor Christian. Building on prior knowledge and experience and partnering the Valor’s Discovery program, the course includes hands-on deep dive into several specific areas of STEM, tailored to equip students with the necessary skills to help solve a problem for an underserved community. Informed by a Christian Worldview, the areas of sustainability, ethics, and environmental stewardship are woven throughout the course. Students will have the opportunity to see their work in action, as an optional Discovery trip will be planned each Spring.

Grade Level: Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

TEC 135 Web Design I

This course is designed to equip students with the basics of html, css. Additionally students will learn basic layout/design using photoshop. Web Design 1 is an introduction to the design and development of websites. Students learn how to critique website quality, learn how to efficiently build and maintain web pages, learn about the standards of front end development, and will understand basic design principles as they apply to websites. The course progresses from hard coding web sites to building websites using the WordPress platform. Ultimately, students will design and develop websites for Valor initiatives, and/or local organizations.

$100 Fee required.

Grade Level: 1, 1, 1, 1
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

TEC 240 Web Design II

Web Design II will build on what you learned in previous web design courses, further exploring design and development of websites. The class will focus on investigating design principles as they apply to website design, as well as how to communicate and collaborate with clients in order to design websites that function as well as they look. You will learn how to critique website quality, learn how to efficiently build and maintain web pages and learn about the standards of front end development. You will be asked to serve the Valor community by designing and developing websites for initiatives, events and/or organizations.

$125 Fee required.

Grade Level:
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Web Design I

TEC 340 Web Design III

Course description coming soon.

$125 Fee required.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Web Design II or instructor permission.

TEC 410 AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science is a one-year course that covers an introduction to fundamental topics in computer science using the Java programming language. This course emphasizes Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) methodology, procedural abstraction, algorithms, data structures, data abstractions, as well as using Objects and Classes for problem solving and algorithm development. The course is intended to prepare students for the College Board Advanced Placement Test in AP Computer Science A.

The cost of the required AP exam is approximately $93.

Grade Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of TEC165 Introduction to Computer Technology, approval by the student’s Academic and College Counselor

VID 150 Valor News, Media & Entertainment I

Course description coming soon.

Course fee required.

Grade Level:
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite:

VID 180 Drones as a Creative Tool

Leveraging the drone as a new, contemporary creative tool, students will learn to create art that is set apart from the ordinary. After building on an initial technical foundation, including mastery of drone flight, safety considerations, and Part 107 sUAS Certification, students will then apply their drone skills in a number of different creative applications. Photography, cinematography and live performance will be pushed to new levels with the exceptional perspective and opportunity that drone work offers.
Students will be given the opportunity to test their creative skills in a weeklong practicum trip as well.

*Please note, certification is only available for students age 16 and older.

Course fee required.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: None