Honors Theology 9 - Beta - Kolbe Academy

Honors Theology 9 – Beta

Introduction to Sacred Scripture

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the revealed word of God.  It explains how we come to know Christ, the Word of God, better through both the Old and New Testaments.  The course introduces the student to methods of reading and understanding God’s Word and teaches the student the content and significance of the Old and New Testaments.  The Bible History course offered in 7th & 8th Grade is a helpful pre-requisite to this course.

This course will enable the student to:

  • Understand & embrace the Church’s teaching on Divine Revelation, in both Sacred Scripture & Sacred Tradition
  • Understand the role of the Magisterium in preserving, defending, interpreting, & explaining the Word of God
  • Become familiar with the Messianic prophecies & their fulfillment in Christ, & recognize the Church, in her four marks, prefigured in Israel
  • Know how to read God’s Word with understanding & to begin to read it prayerfully & profitably
  • Understand the historical & eternal significance of the Incarnation, public ministry, Crucifixion, & Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Trace the development of the Church from its founding by our Lord to the death of the last Apostle & the closing of public revelation, & to understand our Lord’s provisions for the continuity of His Holy Church from then to now
  • Find & explain the New Testament passages that teach the Real Presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, as well as the passages referring to the other six sacraments

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit will have eight papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, honors students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course.

Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

  • The Holy Bible, standard version (hard-bound and soft-bound editions available)
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liberia Editrice Vaticana & U.S. Catholic Conference
  • Introduction to the Bible, Fr. John Laux, M.A.
  • MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

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Optional Materials

Digital copies are provided in the Parent Group of the Self-Paced course.  Physical copies are available for purchase in the Kolbe Bookstore.

  • Theology 9 Course Plan & Tests, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Humani Generis Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Introduction to the Bible Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar. 
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 1: Paper Topic* Week 1: Paper Topic*
Week 4: Paper Topic* Week 2: Paper Topic*
Week 6: Paper Topic* Week 6: Paper Topic*
Week 7: Paper Topic* Week 7: Paper Topic*
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 10: Paper Topic* Week 10: Paper Topic*
Week 11: Paper Topic* Week 12: Paper Topic*
Week 14: Paper Topic* Week 15: Paper Topic*
Week 16: Paper Topic* Week 16: Paper Topic*
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam

*We developed a rubric to assist in grading the paper assignments.  Each paper assignment will have the rubric available for the student in the course.


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 9 – 12 (9th)


Mrs. Almanzar

Lecture Format




Honors Fee


Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Credits (Type)

10 (Theology) 

Transcript Designation


Self-Paced Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature
Ancient Greek History

Online Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature
Ancient Greek History
Intensive Composition with Vocabulary


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (K) level.

Course Plan Sample

Honors Theology 9

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.