High School Jump Start Courses

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We are excited to offer online Jump Start courses for high school students with an option for dual credit.

High School Students
Begin earning college credit while still in high school! With Faith Online Learning you can complete 18 college credits between our online Jump Start courses and our summer Jump Start program—that’s the equivalent of one semester. You can begin taking on-campus Jump Start classes the summer following your sophomore year. You can begin taking online Jump Start courses the fall semester of your junior year. Here is the suggested schedule to complete all 18 credits before enrolling as a full-time student at Faith for college.

 Summer before Junior Year          First Jump Start course        2 credits
 During your Junior Year      Two online courses (fall and spring)       6 credits
 Summer before Senior Year      Second Jump Start course       2 credits
 During your Senior Year      Two online courses (fall and spring)       6 credits
 Summer after you Graduate      Third Jump Start course       2 credits

Dual Credit Option
High school juniors and seniors who are homeschooled or in Christian schools have the option of taking the online Jump Start courses for college credit and, if their parent or Christian school chooses, for their high school Bible classes as well. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Courses (All courses are three credits)

New Testament Survey    Jan 13–May 4, 2015     Prof. Paul Scharf
           
Introduction to Bible Study   Aug 25–Dec 14, 2015     Prof. Andy Stearns
           
Old Testament Survey I
(Law, History, Poetry)
  Aug 25–Dec 14, 2015     Dr. Keith Kobelia
           
Old Testament Survey II
(Prophets)
  Jan 12–May 2, 2016     Dr. Keith Kobelia
           
New Testament Survey   Jan 12–May 2, 2016     Prof. Paul Scharf

Registration Process

  • Complete the Jump Start Registration form here!
  • Send in two completed reference forms (cannot be completed by relatives)
    • Pastor/Christian Worker Form 
    • High School Educator 

If you are home schooled, have a supervising teacher complete the reference form.

If you have any questions, 
• e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
• call us at 1.888.FAITH.4.U
• send us a quick question here

Our Admissions staff will advise you on the steps you need to take to enroll.

Cost
Tuition: $99 per credit hour

At this time, online courses at Faith are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships.


FAQs
Q: Can I take these classes through PSEO?
A: No. Most public schools will not approve Bible classes for PSEO.

Q: When can I start taking online classes as a high school student?
A: You can begin taking online classes in the fall semester of your junior year. You can begin taking Jump Start summer courses the summer before your junior year.

Q: When should I register?
A: You can complete a registration up to a year before the class begins.

Q: Do I need to complete a new registrationfor every class?
A: No. Once you have registered for an online course, you can continue enrolling in the next class without reregistering. If you take a class and then sit out for a year without taking another class, you will need to reregister.

Q: What do I do once I am enrolled?
A: Once you become an online student, you will receive login information from Faith. You will then be required to take a short online orientation before your first class.

Events

Faith Pulpit Day

March 30

This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.

Faith Missions Conference

March 30-April 3

Finish My Work is the theme of this year's Missions Conference.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 10

Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.

Student Leadership Summit

April 16-18

Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.

Chorale Concert at IRBC

April 18

The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Commencement Weekend

May 7, 8

Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.