The opportunity to regularly be immersed in the study of God’s Word is one of the blessings that fundamentally sets Concordia Academy apart from many other high schools.
CA’s theology curriculum covers the Old Testament, New Testament, world religions, and great theological thinkers throughout history. Instructors provide a strong Biblical foundation and then seek to make direct connections between Scripture, students’ personal spiritual lives, and the grind of daily life. This happens through personal reflective writings, engaging class discussions, Bible study, service opportunities, group projects, seminars, roundtable dialogues, and regular prayer.
Scripture and Life I (Grade 9)
The Old Testament is the story of God’s unfolding plan for humanity’s salvation. Throughout the course of this history God created and molded a people to pave the way for salvation that was realized in the person and work of Jesus. In this class we study the people, themes, and events that reveal the true nature of God, His love for creation, and His desire to live again in perfect harmony with his people.
Scripture and Life II (Grade 10)
Scripture & Life II emphasizes the New Testament. In this course, students will study the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospels. Finally, along with an overview of Acts, selected Epistles will be studied.
Scripture and Life III (Grade 11)
Students taking Scripture & Life III will experience a thorough Biblical study of the Gospel of John and Revelation. This course also takes an in-depth look at the major religions of the world. Further, students will have an independent opportunity to study New Testament documents, memorize Scripture, and take advantage of service opportunities.
Scripture and Life IV (Grade 12)
The purpose for Scripture and Life IV is to make the direct connection between the student’s spiritual life and the daily grind of life. More specifically, it is to see one's entire existence as spiritual and a life to be lived in response to the constant presence of God.
Advanced Readings in Theology (Grades 11-12)
Advanced Readings in Theology is a one-semester course designed specifically for those students who wish to delve into the minds of influential theological thinkers by engaging in the study of samples of their works. During this elective theology course, students will read books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Colson, critically evaluating these works while dialoging with each other in seminar, roundtable format.
One of the ways that Concordia Academy seeks to “Honor God Through Excellence” is through a unique event known as the Berean Order. In short, the Berean Order is an in-house, school-wide Bible knowledge contest that culminates with a school-wide assembly that pits the top 10 contestants in an oral examination of selected texts. Past winners are as follows:
Brent Peterson - 2007
Hannah Kroonblawd - 2008
Kaylin Creason - 2009
Kelsey Leistikow - 2010
Kaylin Creason - 2011
David Cullen - 2012
Stephen Mylabathula - 2013
David Cullen - 2014
Stephen Mylabathula - 2015
Cherie Huang - 2016
Cherie Huang - 2017
Ethan Engh - 2018
Kristina Wicklund - 2019
Norah Dillner - 2021
Norah Dillner - 2022
Norah Dillner - 2023