Grade 9

We have openings for Ninth Grade Students. Call us today for a school tour: (757) 502-5407

About the Ninth Grade Program

Parents will need to complete all sections of the Admission Application and submit the application fee. Our Admissions Staff will call to schedule a school tour. We have very small class sizes so your child will have the attention he or she needs to excel.

Tuition & Fees:

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Bible: Abeka| Examine the foundations of the early church and the faithfulness of first century Christians through a study of Acts and the early Pauline Epistles: Romans, Galatians, Corinthians, and Thessalonians. 1 Credit

Science: Bob Jones Press | This text clearly introduces students to the secular theories of where everything they see came from. They critique these theories. For each secular theory, the text affirms the conservative biblical view of Earth’s history shaped by Creation, the Fall, and the Flood. Students’ Christian worldviews will be shaped and strengthened as they learn about tectonic processes, landforms and earth materials, fossils, the oceans and oceanography, rivers and lakes, the atmosphere, weather and storms, climate and environmentalism, the solar system, the universe and cosmology, and space science.

Geography: Bob Jones Press |

Literature: | Students are taught the process of literary analysis and discuss six literary elements: conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure, and tone. Students are taught to analyze and evaluate authors, works, and themes in light of Scripture. Includes an English translation of Rostand’s drama Cyrano de Bergerac.

English 9 Writing & Grammar: Bob Jones Press | English 9 covers all eight parts of speech with special emphasis on adjectives and adverbs, including adverb clauses. It also presents a review of the five basic sentence patterns, usage concepts such as agreement and pronoun reference, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Instruction and practice in library skills and study skills are included as well. All the steps of the writing process are reviewed as students complete writing projects such as a devotional, a research essay, an in-class essay, a comparison/ contrast paragraph, poetry, and a public service announcement.

Upper School Math Requirements

Algebra I Part II
Students complete Algebra I by studying polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, and solving rationals. A look at probability, statistics, and scriptural connections are integrated. Bob Saxon, Veritas Press

Algebra Functions and Data Analysis
Basic functions of algebra, graphing, and solving equations are explored coupled with statistics and analysis. Bob Jones Press, Veritas Press

Algebra II
Review basic algebraic functions and extend each student’s skills in graphing and in solving equations. Introduce exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometry. Present more advanced topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, probability, and statistics. A matrix algebra feature, Algebra Around the World, Algebra and Scripture, dominion modeling activities for graphing calculators, and biographical sketches of mathematicians are included throughout. Saxon, Veritas Press

Students are introduced to a balanced study of proofs, theorems, and real-life geometry. Included are area, volume, congruence, similarity, space, transformations, constructions, and trigonometry. The book contains analytic geometry features, Geometry Around Us, Geometry and Scripture, and biographical sketches of mathematicians. Saxon, Veritas Press.

Lessons emphasize functions, graphing, and trigonometry and introduce differential calculus. Math Around the World, biographical sketches of mathematicians, an approximation methods feature, Math and Scripture, and dominion modeling activities for graphing calculators are also included. Saxon, Veritas Press.

Students are motivated while fostering understanding and mastery. This brief text emphasizes integrated and engaging applications that show students the real-world relevance of topics and concepts including functions, graphs, limits, differentiation, application of the derivative, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration and its applications, and functions of variables. Saxon, Veritas Press

Upper School Spanish

Spanish I 1 Credit
Students are taught how to ask and answer questions, give and follow directions, purchase items, make small talk, and present the gospel. Bob Jones Press.

Spanish II 1 Credit
Students will learn to communicate at an intermediate level in a store, a bank, an airport, a hotel, a doctor’s office, and an auto shop. They will get an overview of grammatical structure and learn Scripture passages. Bob Jones Press.

Spanish III 1 Credit
Spanish 3 further develops your students’ mastery of vocabulary, oral communication skills, and grammatical structure with a special focus on verb forms. The text features true stories and letters from missionaries in Spanish-speaking countries. Bob Jones Press.

Spanish IV 1 Credit
Students master vocabulary, oral communication skills, and grammatical structure. The text features true stories and letters from missionaries in Spanish-speaking countries. Bob Jones Press.

Upper School Physical Education Requirements

Physical Education

P.E. and Health are a combined course: 1 Credit
The course consists of strength and conditioning exercises along with physical agility, team work games, survey of multiple sports and rules of the game, and presidential physical fitness exams.

First Aid, CPR, AED training with certification plus infant CPR. This all‐inclusive course covers all topics necessary for certification. Staywell Company or Family Life Skills. Bob Jones Press
Health also includes anatomy and physiology as it relates to good health and sport activity including exercising, body mass index, food intake and processing, and training.

Fine Arts

Choir: 0.5 Credit
Students engage in music appreciation, offering a unique approach to exploring the sounds, the forms, and the history of music along with proper breathing techniques, sounds, and performance.

Upper School Electives

Students are introduced to public speaking from platform presence to persuasion by speaking on biblical topics and life experiences.

Advanced Philosophy of Religion: 1 Credit
Addressing both classical concepts and a host of contemporary issues, the readings cover all of the standard subjects including religious experience, divine attributes, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles—as well as more recent topics like reformed epistemology, process theism, the kalam cosmological argument, the religion ‐ science controversy, religious ethics, and the diversity of world religions. All of the concepts are filtered through a biblical worldview perspective as students learn how to biblically give an answer to the world’s views and to substantiate Christianity. Oxford University Press.

Aesthetics: 1 Credit
A course in art history to equip the students in a variety of art. Veritas Press

Keyboarding: 1 Credit
Students efficiently learn to type letters and numbers through proper utilization of the keyboard. Once mastered, students learn word applications such as proper formatting for various academic and business tasks. Glencoe.

Computer Technology: 1 Credit
Students navigate through all applications including Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, creating data bases, research techniques, and manipulating spreadsheets for a complete integration of computer applications for work, school, and play. The course is designed to equip students for their freshman year of college at a computer knowledge level that allows for free integration of techniques into course work

College Preparatory: 1 Credit
Students are introduced to the research methods for distinguishing the college or university that the Lord has planned, key components within a college interview, filling out applications, filling out FAFSA forms, applying for financial assistance, scholarships, grants, and much more!

Additional Requirements in Virginia

Economics and Personal Finance: 1 Credit
Students are prepared for making financial decisions with instruction about taxes, interest on loans and savings, personal banking, and costs of transportation, food, clothing, utilities, and insurance. Being a good steward of the Lord’s money is the primary emphasis. Included are instructions on how credit card charges are calculated, how Social Security benefits are determined, who pays what when you go to the hospital with insurance, and calculation of federal income tax. Economics of the world is also addressed in the context of this course. Bob Jones Press.

Admissions Contacts

Ruby DeCastro-Brown
(757) 502-4507

School Hours

7:00 am–6:00 pm


Multiple Student Tuition Discount: Families with two or more children will receive a tuition discount for each child as follows: Student in the highest grade level is considered as the first child.
• 2nd child – 5%
• 3rd child – 10%
• 4th child and up – 15%
**Fees are not included. Fees are additional. Only one discount per family will apply.

Military and First Responder Discount: Active duty military and first responder families will receive a 5% discount on the yearly tuition.
**Fees are not included. Fees are additional. Only one discount per family will apply.

Grading Scale

A+ 99-100 G.P.A. 4.0
A 96-98 3.8
A- 94-95 3.6
B+ 91-93 3.3
B 88-90 3.1
B- 85-87 2.9
C+ 82-84 2.6
C 79-81 2.3
C- 77-78 2
D+ 74-76 1.3
D 70-73 1
F 0-69 0

Weighted GPA of 0.5 will be added for advanced courses, e.g., dual enrollment, AP, and Honors.


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