All About High School


The high school program is designed to prepare students for college or the work force. To best accomplish this, emphasis is placed on language arts and mathematics, supplemented by social studies, science and a variety of elective classes.

Hosanna has a 100% on-time graduation rate, and 96% of students are accepted in the college or university of their choice.

Former students have attended colleges from Klamath Community College to Harvard with scholarships awarded such as: Ford Foundation, Elliott-Ledgerwood Foundation, Merle West Foundation, Presidential Scholarships, Dean’s Scholarship and other academic awards.





Old and New Testament Survey:

The students receive a big-picture view of the Old Testament. They will be introduced to the fact that the story of salvation begins in Genesis and is the thread that ties all of Scripture together. The class will continue to follow the thread of the salvation story through the books of History, the Poetic Books and the Major Prophets. They will see how the Minor Prophets continued to call the people of Israel into a right relationship with God and proclaim the coming of the long awaited Messiah. The students will study how the early church grew and spread throughout the known world. They will study God’s plan for the leadership of the Church and learn that God will protect His Church until Christ’s eminent return.

10th GRADE

Family Relations is designed to take your student through the “Biggies” of life. We will start with emotions and end with how to navigate relationship minefields. By the end of the semester the students should be able to show an initial understanding of how to maneuver through some of life’s more difficult challenges. In the spring we begin our study of the Church. The church had a start, the church has a glorious end, how did we get to where we are at and what ways did our history change the way we view and participate in the modern church. We will use book work, in class discussion and media to engage the students.

11th GRADE

We live in a world that demands and expects proof of why you believe what you believe. Apologetics will provide and environment where students can wrestle with issues of faith while they are given factual and concrete evidence for our Christian faith. Using book work, discussion and digital media your student will be given an opportunity to see the concrete nature of the Christian faith. In the spring the class transitions into the study of Cults. Cults have been around for as long as there has been human history. How do we define them and how do we know something is a cult? This course will engage the students to show them how even a religion looks the same as Christianity, it will, once revealed not be healthy.

12th GRADE

We live in a world where truth is dependent on people, which open the doors to subjective truth. In this class we will take a look at the 5 main philosophies in the world today and see how they affect how society is viewed. We will be using, book work, in class discussions and applying knowledge to current media.

Algebra I 

Develops an understanding of algebra by justifying methods and by explaining how to solve problems. Concepts discussed include graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, solving rational equations, and graphing quadratic functions.



Enhance your student’s problem-solving abilities through the study of geometry. Geometry helps develop thinking processes that are essential for future math courses and for everyday life. The geometry program by BJU Press is traditional in nature, requiring students to prove theorems and calculate with formulas. Each lesson reinforces geometry concepts and helps develop critical thinking skills. The text also presents geometry as a means of exercising dominion over the earth, loving our neighbors, and manifesting the orderliness and design of the world God created.


Algebra 2

Focuses on developing reasoning skills through the discussions of advanced algebra concepts such as quadratic equations, polynomials, complex numbers, logarithms and trigonometry. Students will learn to solve algebraic functions and graph them.


Duel Credit Math 111 & 112 AP Calculus

AP courses in calculus consist of a full high school academic year of work and are comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will take the AP exam in the spring and seek college credit, college placement, or both from institutions of higher learning.


Students should be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. They should understand the connections among these representations. Students should understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation, and should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems. Students should understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change, and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems. Students should understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students should be able to communicate mathematics and explain solutions to problems both verbally and in written sentences. Students should be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral. Students should be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions. Students should be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy, and units of measurement. Students should develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.

Math 111 & 112

(Math 111) The algebraic operations dealing with linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations and functions. Introduces graphs of functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) and develops the concepts of exponential and logarithmic functions. Develops skills in Systems of Equations. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, and symbolically. Results will be communicated in oral and written form. (Math 112) The trigonometric ratios and their applications with special emphasis on identities, trigonometric equations, vectors, and complex numbers.

The English program is designed to improve students’ awareness of the important role language and literature plays in their lives. Students are challenged to recognize that all truth is of God, that language itself is a gift from God, and is a powerful means of exploring, discerning, and communicating truth. Students are also encouraged to recognize multiple types of literature as the reflection of the values and beliefs of their own and other cultures, to realign their assumptions and thoughts with Christ mindedness, and to increase their sensitivity, concern and compassion for mankind.


English Composition and Grammar

English 9 focuses on the basic elements of communication. Students will learn to consider and adjust their writing to select purpose, structure, and audience when composing speech, media project(s), and writing. Students will also further their understanding and application of correct grammar and basic composition skills. Their study of literature includes the reading or viewing of select, classic Christian writings.

Course Descriptions for COLLEGE ACP COURSES are listed at the beginning of the respective syllabus for each course. These are: Writing 121, Writing 121, Speech 111


English Composition and Grammar

Students will identify, understand, and apply advanced elements of literary analysis, and incorporate increased clarity and mature organization when composing various types of speech, media project(s), and writing. Students will also further their understanding and application of correct grammar, and enrich their basic composition and grammar skills. Expanded worldview development is provided through reading, viewing and analysis of classic literature.


American Literature 

In Junior English, students will take a historical approach to their study of American literature. They will examine each piece of literature as a reflection of the cultural background and value system of the author, and its historical period. The use of select, classic-literature films will serve as a foil for advancing critical analysis skills when compared to positive character qualities.


British Literature

Students will examine English literature, and its historical background as a reflection of English society and its values. This survey will be the focus for developing the students’ abilities to read independently, analyze consistently, and write effectively. Students will also gain experience in critiquing select, classic British novels (or films) against the backdrop of Christian values (i. e. Fruit of the Spirit) or worldview.



The Biology course involves the scientific study of living organisms. The course considers the interactions among the vast number of organisms that inhabit planet Earth. It presents the basic form and function of these organisms, from cells to organ systems, from simple viruses to complex humans. It delves into interactions between organisms, and between an organism and its environment. It also looks into how biotechnology is used to improve our health and daily lives.

Physical Science

Physical Science is a course which covers the principles of physics, chemistry, and the earth sciences. These areas of science are explored as they relate to the environment and technology fields. A thematic approach is used to the different science disciplines into a study of astronomy, physics, meteorology, tectonics, and ecology.


Chemistry I is a laboratory science course in which students investigate the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes it undergoes. Students use science process skills to study the fundamental structure of atoms, the way atoms combine to form compounds, and the interactions between matter and energy. Students explore chemistry concepts through an inquiry-based approach. Embedded standards for Inquiry, Mathematics, and Technology & Engineering are taught in the context of the content standards for Atomic Structure, Matter and Energy, and Interactions of Matter.

Physics  (Duel Credit option in 2016-17)

Physics offers classical mechanics, work and energy, periodic motion and wave theory, electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, quantum physics, and nuclear physics. These topics are presented in conjunction with real-world modeling exercises (dominion modeling) that reinforce a Christian worldview by demonstrating the relevance and validity of approaching science from a biblical perspective. The course is mathematically rigorous and algebra-based. The well-prepared student should have completed at least two years of algebra and one year of geometry instruction. In order to help students succeed, the necessary math skills are gradually introduced in a scaffold fashion, reinforced with numerous example problems.

Anatomy & Physiology (Duel Credit option in 2016-17)

Covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes.

US History

This class will cover the history of the United States of America. It will include European exploration, colonization, birth of the nation, growth, leadership and conflicts.

World History

This class will cover the history of the world from creation to the present. The text focuses on the advancement of western civilization, but also touches briefly on the development in other continents.


This course combines both a systematic and regional approach to the study of Geography. It is intended to give the student a broader view of the world God made and the people who inhabit it.

American Government

This is a semester course. It is a comprehensive survey of American government and is intended to give the high school student a solid foundation of knowledge.


This is a semester course. It features 75 technology-based lessons. Using computers, students explore each economics lesson at their own pace under the guidance of the teacher. It also involves exploring the world of the stock market through an online stock market simulation website.

This course will emphasize a Total Health approach focusing on the following components:

  • Develop knowledge of God as Creator. Total Health acknowledges God as the Creator of human existence and the environment. It is non-offensive in its approach but is true to the basic faith of creation and moral values.
  • Develop knowledge of health/science pertaining to the human body. Total Health is comprehensive, age appropriate not including any humanistic influences.
  • Develop a desire for spiritual health. Total Health presents basic Christian disciplines in an interesting, yet non-preachy, manner. The text places God clearly in the center of each area of a student’s life so that he can acknowledge the Lordship of Christ in every area of life: Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual.
  • Develop a desire for learning. Total Health is written in a conversational style. The text draws the reader into the book and the student becomes an active part of the learning process.
  • Develop a healthy lifestyle in each area of life – Now. Total Health is filled with true –life testimonies of experiences that relate to teens. It encourages a look at life right now, what they can do to make positive life changes.
  • Develop an attitude of respect. Total Health teaches respect of the human body for it is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 103), respect for others as well as respect for the environment that God has created.
  • Develop an attitude of responsibility. Total Health clearly portrays that we are called stewards of the environment as well as of the bodies God has given us to live upon this earth. Teens will learn they are responsible for their actions, attitudes, and thoughts. They cannot be truly happy or truly healthy unless they follow the law of God who created them.
  • Develop a deeper love for God. Total Health appeals to schools across denominations and various perspectives without compromising the basic moral foundation. It presents God as the loving father He is and draws the reader to a more intimate relationship with Jesus without presenting controversial doctrines.

High School Choir

Students will become more familiar with how they can use music to serve the Lord. The skills learned at the elementary level will be refined and sharpened for greater ability of expression. The students will be introduced to different styles of choral music and will learn to appreciate the God-given talent need to compose such works of art. Students will learn to perform classical pieces as well as more contemporary works from many different genres.


Students will become more familiar with how they can use drama to serve the Lord. The students will be introduced to different styles of theatrical expression and will learn to appreciate the God-given talent need to present such works of art. Students will learn to perform classical pieces as well as more contemporary works. The students will be introduced to the theater world and become familiar with the opportunities in their own community.

Physical Education

This course will focus on the elements of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual wellness.
Through physical activity students will learn aspects of movement appropriate to their grade level as well as skill specific movements appropriate to certain sport activities. Physical fitness will improve through a wide range of activity. Emotional wellness is the ability to control stress and to express emotions appropriately and comfortably. The spiritual component of wellness provides meaning and direction in life and enables you to glorify God by being a good steward of his creation. The social component of wellness means having the ability to interact successfully with people and one’s personal environment. Intellectual wellness involves the ability to learn and use information effectively for personal, family and career development.


Graphic Design

The students will learn how to bring 3-D modeling to design, drafting, and graphics, starting with a sketch, drawing, physical model, or only an idea. The course provides the tools to accurately model designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing.

Microsoft Office 2010

This course is designed to give enhance the students’ proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite. Students will focus on 1 of the 4 main applications each quarter; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access.


Students will complete all aspects of the high school yearbook, from design, photography, edits, advertising & sales.

Many of our students have gone on to pursue and full fill their dreams.


Nate Beckstrand

A 2015 graduate was accepted to the US Air Force Academy through a highly selective (less than 10% of applicants are accepted) application process. Nate is now in Colorado Springs training to become an officer in the US Air Force.

“For my son, Hosanna was a place where he blossomed as a student and a Christian. The small class size and caring teachers, meant greater opportunities to excel academically and personally.  In our culture that is increasingly hostile to Christian and traditional American values, I was relieved of the concern that what was being taught was counter to our family values. While having three children in private Christian school has been a financial sacrifice, I always felt that God would honor that sacrifice.  And He has.  I am reminded of a caption (author unknown) titled “Priorities”  “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove … but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”   John, Nate’s father



Amber Nelson 

A 2004 graduate and recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Scholarship, graduated from George Fox with honors in Pre-med Biology and Psychology. She also completed her Masters’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has been contacted regularly by recruiting agents from the FBI, George Fox University and medical programs, such as UCLA.

“Amber’s teachers were willing to spend one-on-one time helping her find her potential. They encouraged her to never be satisfied with mediocrity.”  Nanette, Amber’s mom



Kallie Dovel 

A 2005 graduate, is the Founder and Director of 31 BITS.  After graduating from Vanguard University with a major in Cultural Anthropology, Kallie founded a now-successful jewelry company that benefits single mothers in Uganda.  Check out her story at

“Hosanna taught our children that they were valued, that they could dare to be themselves, and dream beyond the world as they knew it.”  Teresa, Kallie’s mom