Electives

Home Economics students will learn the principles as well as develop the skills and knowledge to effectively meet the following goals: good health, and nutrition, become responsible parents and family members, manage personal finances, become positive leaders and citizens, and make educated choices.  This course is designed to prepare students to one day live on their own by learning and practicing valuable living skills.

PILLARS Study Skills is the instructional part of the Academic Support Program where training includes: Time Management, Organizational Skills, Goal Setting, Listening and Note-Taking Skills, Textbook Study Strategies, Test Preparation, and Test-Taking Skills.  Focused intervention and tutoring are part of the program and class. Mentoring which promotes academic excellence, organization, and confidence in a Christ-centered environment. Academic accommodations implemented for students with documented learning differences, weekly analysis of student performance in the regular classroom, and regular progress reports and contact with parents are all components of the PILLARS program and Study Skills Class.

Associated Student Body Leadership is a one year elective course designed for students who want to get involved in the planning and implementation of Rock Academy activities and are seeking to enrich both school and community. Students enrolled in leadership will learn the following leadership skills standards: project planning and implementation, problem solving, public speaking, interpersonal communication, team building, working collaboratively, critical thinking, goal setting, and time management. As a Christian school, the purpose of Rock Academy ASB is to serve and minister to the student body, school and church staff, and to those in the neighboring communities. With Jesus Christ as our ultimate example, Rock Academy’s ASB will strive to exemplify the same attitude of humility, obedience, and servanthood in its role of leadership.

College and Career Counseling has been created for The Rock Academy’s students and their parents to make the college selection and application process easier to navigate, and to provide general information regarding the colleges,  universities, or trade schools of their choice. Our program should serve as a resource and reference for the questions usually asked about the process. It is our belief that two principles prevail throughout:

  1. Each student’s best interests are served through good communication among  the four parties involved – the students, the school, the parents and the universities.
  2. Colleges and universities make their decisions based on a holistic approach of the applicant – the student’s total secondary school record (academic and personal), extracurricular pursuits, recommendations (counselor, teacher, and supplemental), personal essays, demonstrated interest (campus visit and interviews), and standardized test scores, if required* (SAT and ACT Tests, SAT II Subject Tests, Advanced Placement Exams, etc.).   We believe we can help facilitate the process and create the environment for these principles to prevail.