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General Electives

Athletic Training I, II, III, IV
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Application required. 
This class is designed to introduce athletic training fundamentals to high school students in an environment built on teamwork and responsibility. The students will learn all forms of taping and wrapping, basic first aid techniques, will be certified in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and the use of an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). They will receive instructions in OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards for “blood-born pathogens” as well as medical terminology and anatomy. On the field/court, students will assist in practice and game preparation. In the training room, students will utilize their skills in taping and first aid, preparing first aid kits, and assisting in different forms of rehabilitation as well as stocking supplies.

Debate - Competitive & Public Speaking I, II 9th - 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Application required.                                        
As a student in this class, you become a member of the nationally recognized Northland Christian School Debate Team. This class is intended to provide classroom focus for learning speech and debate skills for students that are in their first year on the debate team. The course focuses exclusively on debate and public speaking events such as Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Oratory, Impromptu Speaking and Student Congress. The course is designed to foster critical thinking and argumentative abilities which are crucial to success in college and beyond. Students will be introduced to various reasoning devices, research skills, organizational skills, and critical verbal persuasive skills. Through public speaking practice in the classroom and in competition, students will develop the communication skills that they will utilize in academic, social, and workplace settings. The Debate and Public Speaking curriculum is designed to balance lecture with skills development in a practical, fun environment. As a member of the debate team you will compete against both public and private schools locally, throughout Texas, and at national tournaments in other states. Students are required to attend five tournaments during the school year. Class size is limited.

Debate Competitive & Public Speaking Honors III, IV 11th - 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Debate I and II. Application required.
The honors level is for students who are participating in Debate for the third or fourth year in high school. Students are expected to serve as leaders and mentors to other students while advancing their own skills to a higher level.

Testing Strategies and Preparation 10th - 12th Grade
.5 Credit ~ 1 Semester
This course will present strategies and skills for improving standardized test scores. Basic verbal and mathematical skills assessed on the SAT/ACT tests will be reviewed, as well as general test-taking strategies and ways to reduce test anxiety. Students will complete practice tests, multiple-choice assessments, and essay prompts. Additional material will include samples with explanations and study resources.  

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