Enrichment & Electives

High School

High school electives are important for so many reasons! They help students to strike a balance at school and afford them opportunities to explore new interests. Electives can reveal skill sets that students never knew they had, and ignite a passion for learning or serving in otherwise unexplored areas. Electives also give colleges another example of your strengths, interests, and academic abilities.

Often, our electives at Faith Bible have set students on a life-long course. We have had students who become counselors or social workers after taking Psychology, enter medicine or dentistry after exposure the Human Anatomy and Physiology course, choose engineering after taking one of our engineering courses, or even enter an apprenticeship after a year of woodworking!

Faith Bible High School offers electives covering music, science, art, career exploration, and so much more. Below is a sample of our high school electives. Please visit Core Curriculum for complete course offerings and descriptions.

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  • Arts

    We offer Art I, II, and III (AP art). These courses move from foundational concepts of art, such as color theory, composition, and introduction of new mediums, to more advanced techniques and projects. Art II challenges the artist to not just create art, but to tell a story, evoke emotion and to get the viewer involved. Finally, we offer AP Art as an independent study course for those who show exceptional ability and interest. Students work in connection with the art teacher to build a portfolio, which fulfills the specific requirements that must be met for submission to the Advanced Placement College Board.
  • Student Council

    Although the FBCS Student Council does not meet during class time, officers still earn themselves elective credit for the class. Our student council organizes and runs important school events, such as The Great Race, all dances, school parties, New Student Orientation, and many more. In addition, they manage and run the student store, which gives them important real world experience. Candidates for the FBCS Student Council go through an application and interview process, rather than an election. Officers are chosen in May of the previous school year, with additional opportunity to serve for newly enrolled students and freshmen.
  • Digital Communication Arts

    Digital Communication Arts focuses on media production. Using the Adobe Suite (LightRoom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and Indesign), we begin to build a foundation in media aesthetics, story conceptualization, and production planning and execution for graphics, photos, and video. Students will take photos, design graphics, make videos and create a monthly digital magazine. Students will learn the basics behind sound design, lighting, and digital formatting, and will be asked to be available for afterschool activities to photo and video.
  • Yearbook

    The yearbook class will have the honor of creating a yearbook that every student will pour over for years to come. Students are given creative control to design the pages, create the theme, define the layout and create the story. In addition to using their creativity, students learn about photography, editing, graphic design, and page composition.
  • Choir

    In this course, the major emphasis is on vocal development, music comprehension and the study of a variety of choral repertoire. Students perform at concerts and local festivals and are encouraged to participate in solos and ensembles. This class is for anyone who wishes to use their voice in song to the glory of God. Course objectives include learning vocal technique, basic music theory, and the aspects of rehearsal and performance; becoming strong sight singers; and developing musicianship.
  • Woodworking & Design

    This course is designed to give students a hands-on opportunity to learn general woodworking practices.  Students expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons, and vocabulary, and learn to safely use hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machinery.  The projects are designed to give students as much experience as possible, using many different techniques and tools, and also covers as many aspects of the building and woodworking industries as is possible in an entry level course.
  • Introduction to Engineering Design

    Introduction to Engineering Design allows students explore the design process,
    using research, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Students are introduced to important terminology and technology as they develop an understanding of the design process, while practicing specific engineering skills. The second half of the year is dedicated to learning and using 3-D modeling software (Autodesk Inventor) to create design solutions. This class can be taken for credit at the Oregon Institute of Technology (2 credit hours).
  • Introduction to the Principles of Design

    Introduction to the Principles of Design, is focused on experiencing a broad range of engineering topics while exploring specific engineering careers and preparing for college engineering courses. Students engage in activities and projects allowing them to develop engineering skills and strategies, including documentation, collaboration, and presentation. Specific topics include mechanisms, strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students will end the year with a team robotics project.
  • Psychology

    This is an elective course designed to introduce students to the world of psychology (the scientific study of the human mind and behavior) and its basic schools of thought, while incorporating a biblical worldview. The class is also designed to give students a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and development as well as that of others.
  • Sports Management

    Sports Management gives an overview of the sports industry. It introduces the student to the basic fundamental knowledge and skill sets required of the sport manager to solve sport business problems. Focus will also be placed on understanding career options in the sport industry and preparing for employment. Students will be trained in areas of coaching and officiating, marketing, communications, sponsorships, and much more..
  • Freshman Computer

    Freshman Computer introduces and hones basic skills necessary for success in high school and beyond. More advanced coursework is available for those needing it. This elective focuses mainly on word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, taking notes and working with others. We’ll also explore other topics, such as basic programming skills including the uses of planning, algorithms, and problem-solving.
  • Python Programming

    Python Programming is a dual-credit course through OIT, which will earn successful students 2 college credits on an Oregon Institute of Technology transcript. This course will follows OIT’s syllabus/course material for their MIS 285. Students will learn programming skills, working together as a team, debugging skills, algorithms, project requirements, and project deliverables. Programming concepts will include loading Python on computers, using the development environment, variables, strings, printing, number representations, comments, lists, tuples, loops, IF statements, dictionaries, user input, functions, classes, files and exceptions.
  • AP Computer Science Principles

    AP Computer Science Principles introduces a broad ideas behind computing such as algorithms, data, programming, cyber security and more. It is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in computing. This course is good for a “big-picture” view of computing.
  • AP Computer Science

    AP Computer Science emphasizes problem-solving using the Java programming language. “Lab” projects are a key component of this class. This course is good for those who may choose a career in software, web design, or engineering.
  • Computer Applications for Business

    Computer Applications for Business challenges students to take their understanding of computer software and apply it to a real life business environment. Throughout the year students will be developing a business from concept to turn-key, creating a business plan, website, marketing pieces and prototypes. We will cover concepts of financials, investments, market tests and concept development. At the conclusion of the year the students will present their businesses before investors. This class is designed to give real life application to computer skills and understanding.