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Similar to a college major, ECHS Concentrations are a way for students to demonstrate high academic success and passion for a particular field of study. Students may choose a Concentration after their freshman year in high school. If they complete enough electives (with a grade of 80% or higher) and approved co-curricular activities (validated participation) within their chosen field, their transcript will reflect their success within the concentration.
Concentrations are open to all students, and include pathways for students in pursuit of honors credit or not.
Each Concentration will culminate in a capstone Senior Portfolio Project. This project will incorporate reflection and application of lessons learned within the chosen field of study.
Available to All High School Students
Deeper Exploration of Passion Subject Areas
Transcript Recognition of Concentration & Accomplishments
Demonstrate High Academic Achievement
Humanities Concentrations provide a student with an interdisciplinary learning experience that develops conceptual thinking, personal passion, independent research, scholarly excellence, and academic discussion and dialogue. Through the lens of a Biblical worldview, the program takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying literature and arts within the context of the historical events that gave rise to them. Ultimately, the graduate has a clearly defined and articulated personal worldview, evident in the capstone Senior Portfolio Project.
All Humanities and Humanities Honors students will choose an area of concentration. To complete a concentration, students must achieve an 80% or higher in their yearly required Social Studies and English courses, as well as in at least 4 additional courses in their designated concentration area.
Required Social Studies:
Students who take all eight honors courses above will receive an additional “Honors Humanities” designation.
The Language Arts concentration celebrates the power of the written word. Students will study and create writings in a host of forms. Whether through the pursuit of a published work or an internship in a professional field, students will experience authentic learning that will translate into ….
A Concentration in Social Studies will prepare students to navigate the complexities of our modern world through a rigorous examination of the past. Through the lens of a Christian worldview, students will glean lessons from world and American history and apply those lessons to the present. Collaboration, argumentation, research, and critical thinking will all be necessary for successful completion of this Concentration.
The Performing Arts concentration allows students to pursue their interests in areas such as public speaking, voice or instrumental music, and theater. Through opportunities like speeches, ensemble performances, drama productions, and an internship in a related field, students will learn to perform competently and confidently as image bearers of Christ.
As image bearers of the Creator, we have been made to create and appreciate beauty. The Concentration in Visual Arts develops the artistic skills and experience needed to enter a variety of fields in the arts. Students can choose from many elective options to pursue their passions and develop new talents.
STEM Fields Concentrations
STEM Fields Concentrations educate and equip students to foster a heart for God and His desire for this world. Through engaging with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we will stand in awe together as we begin to understand the creativity and the complexity of creation. Humbled, we discover that God reveals himself and wants to be known by us. We are invited to participate in His creativity as we seek to ‘set creation free from its bondage to decay’ (Romans 8:21). We will instill in students an attitude of using their knowledge of STEM fields to make choices that will bring redemption and restoration to God’s creation.
Complete 4 full block courses from one of the concentrations. STEM Fields Concentrations consist of classes that are beyond the required coursework, either Honors level or elective choices within the field. Students must receive an 80% or higher in their core and elective choices within the designated concentration area.
Scientific advances have changed our lives innumerable times, and the pace of new discoveries has continued to grow at an exponential rate. A Concentration in Life & Physical Science allows students to dive deeply into this rapidly changing field. Students can learn the skills and content needed to be successful in the scientific fields and prepare for a life of discovery.
Computer science & technology has consistently been one of the most rapidly growing career fields. This Concentration will provide students with the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s technological and interconnected world. Students will also receive countless hands-on projects that will allow them to apply their new knowledge and skills in authentic situations.
Galileo stated that mathematics is the language with which God created the universe. A Concentration in mathematics allows students to gain new appreciation for the order of creation and progress quickly through advanced topics in the field. Internships and service opportunities will also be available to enrich the study of this universal subject.
*Courses designated as Project Acceleration can be taken for dual enrollment credit through Seton Hall University
**Music ensembles, 2.5 credit classes, and clubs count as ½ courses toward the 4 course total.
Applicable clubs, online classes, independent studies, or other activities may also be approved in advance by the deans.