We believe in not only teaching students how to make a living but also how to live. Educational goals are set with eternity in view, keeping in mind that we are body, soul, and spirit and will one day stand before God.
We endeavor to encourage growth in high school students mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Our core classes and electives are geared to those needs, and our teachers are both certified and talented to help students reach their potential. Our fine arts division and full athletic program contribute to student growth as well.
Our Curriculum and Classes
(also see Clubs under the Special Days tab)
PBA uses the nationally recognized Abeka curriculum throughout the school. Holt McDougal Larson curriculum is used for high school math classes.
Bible classes cover specific themes for specific years and meet two days a week, with a weekly chapel, a monthly "split" chapel, and two-day ministry electives available to them in classes such as choir, sign language, and Bible quiz teams. Additional electives throughout the day are available in art, strings, band, hand chimes, speech, home economics, yearbook, and teacher's aid. Private lessons are also available in piano and strings.
Below is a brief overview of each grade.
Bible Doctrines for Today is a tenth-grade Bible study that organizes the different aspects of God's revelation into component parts--doctrines of the Bible, of God, of Christ, of man, of sin, of salvation, of angels, of the church, of last things.
Grammar and Composition IV and World Literature gives emphasis to analyzing short stories, essays, and classical works, and using a good selection of vocabulary words to gain an advantage in a job interview, on a college entrance exam, or simply in meeting today's emphasis on expression and communication.
Plane Geometry may be compared to that of a carpenter with his tools. In geometry, a ruler and compass are the tools, and definitions and axioms are the materials with which to work.
World History and Cultures helps students see the sovereign hand of God in history, as well as the consequences of man's choices. This course expresses the error of Marxism, humanism, modernism, and other false philosophies, pointing to the Bible as the only source of true philosophy. Tenth-grade Biology: God's Living Creation teaches students to appreciate intelligent design in their understanding of living things in the areas of botany, human anatomy, and physiology, life sciences, zoology, and cellular and molecular biology.
Keyboarding and Document Processing helps students understand the inner workings of the computer and its software and technology, while developing skills of their own.
Genesis--First Things Bible class introduces students to the fascinating record of the beginning of God's chosen nation Israel. Relevant topics such as marriage, government, and the sanctity of life are addressed in Christian perspective through the stories of Genesis.
Grammar and Composition V helps students learn how the grammar principles apply in composition while they master the writing process. American Literature provides foundational instruction in American literature and presents great works of early American poets, short story authors, essayists, and novelists, to name a few.
Algebra II presents a traditional course in intermediate algebra, including a thorough review of elementary algebra. Understanding that all of the mathematical laws are God's laws, man's task is to search out the scientific and mathematical laws of the universe and use them for man's benefit and the glory of God.
U. S. History helps students see the blessings of righteousness as well as the consequences of sin, making the history class an ideal opportunity for character training. Historically, America's spiritual temperature has determined her success as a nation.
Chemistry: Precision and Design is written from a Christian perspective and explores the many branches of chemistry with the goal of discovering the thoughts of the Creator through the ingenious structure and orderly function of His creation.
Spanish I teaches students to communicate verbally their basic feelings, needs, and desires in everyday contexts with an excellent accent and reasonable grammatical accuracy. Language is the first of all knowledge, and it is to students' advantage for college entrance or proficiency in life situations to be able to communicate in English and in an additional language.
Book of the Revelation (one semester) studies the letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor as an outline of church history and insight into future prophetic events. Life Management (second-semester study) discusses the successful Christian life under biblical management.
English Grammar and Composition VI gives top priority to vocabulary, literature, and composition, while English Literature provides foundational instruction of British authors and their writings.
Precalculus presents a traditional course which addresses the topics of trigonometry and analytical geometry, along with an introduction to calculus. Because students at this point have developed an understanding of God's role in the physical world and universe, this text emphasizes problem solving, application, and accurate procedure rather than theory and mathematical rigor.
Economics (one semester) is all about free enterprise capitalism. As students learn about the successes of free enterprise and the failures of the command economy, they see how the latter system robs people of their free will and personal responsibility, ultimately promoting dependence upon government instead of God. Students learn to appreciate the free enterprise system for its acceptance of the individual's God-given freedom to choose and his accountability to God.
American Government provides confirmation that God founded and ordained government. This is the key to a proper understanding of human government, for it enables us to build and effectively maintain society according to God's principles.
Spanish II remains consistent with Spanish I in enabling students to effectively verbally communicate with others. Students become more proficient in freely conversing in the language on their own. Individual creativity is emphasized in Spanish II, including construction of their own pinatas.
Physics: The Foundational Science allows for clear and thorough explanations of the most perplexing questions. Principles of physics are illustrated by everyday experience and practical devices. Students are shown how the many kinds of technology--from the camera to the car--actually work.