4

Online
Courses

Ascend students earn 9, 15, or 30 college credits per year,
paving a more affordable path to an accredited bachelor’s degree.

4

Online
Courses

4

Online
Courses

Ascend students earn 9, 15, or 30
college credits per year
, paving a
more affordable path to an
accredited bachelor’s degree.

LIFE PURPOSE & DECISION-MAKING

Navigate

Navigate isn’t your average life purpose course. We don’t promise you a flawless life plan. Rather, Navigate will provide you with a framework to handle questions and decisions with wisdom and discernment. 

Navigate is worth .5 high school credits.

LIFE PURPOSE & DECISION-MAKING

Navigate

Navigate isn’t your average life purpose course. We don’t promise you a flawless life plan. Rather, Navigate will provide you with a framework to handle questions and decisions with wisdom and discernment. 

Navigate is worth .5 high school credits.

“[Navigate] gave me useful tools to help guide me through the decision-making process. It reminded me of important truths that are often shut out by our world today and it showed me that there are so many other like-minded people who want to know how to pursue their passions well and in a God-honoring way."

Abigail K.,

Navigate Alumnus

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ELECTIVES

Signature Leadership Course Series

FIRST COURSE

Leadership Theory
& Practice

Knowing who you are is key to being a great leader. How can you bring out the best in others when you don’t know what your strengths are?

  • Find your unique Leadership style
  • Create achievable goals
  • Discover what motivates you

SECOND COURSE

Leadership & Management Communications

Success in almost any area of life requires the ability to communicate well. Learning how to clearly communicate your ideas is critical.

  • Motivate people without manipulation
  • Communicate your ideas
  • Resolve conflict

THIRD COURSE

Leadership Learning
& Execution

Knowing the principles behind leadership is great, but being able to execute and act on those skills in a real life situation is even more important.

  • Find a mentor
  • Lead a team
  • Attend the 5-day Capstone event in Colorado

“I love how it applies to real life.”

Jonah W.,

Student

The result of being challenged in a Christ-focused direction has great value. Love the leadership, thoughts and relationships cultivated.

Dawn S.,

Student Parent

“The courses taught me that I can be a leader at any age.”

Chloe R.,

Student

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Complete 75% of Your Degree Through Ascend

These are examples of courses available to Ascend students through Unbound’s course partners.

The purpose of the course is for students to develop a logical, conceptual, and analytical understanding of microeconomic principles. This course introduces foundational concepts of economic principles, such as opportunity costs as well as supply and demand, and explores primary microeconomic principles, including efficiency and fairness in markets,
government actions and their impacts, the decisions that consumers and producers make, different market structures from perfect competition to monopoly, and factor markets and income distribution. Students are presented with real-world contemporary examples that apply theory to practice, demonstrating the relevance of microeconomic thought.

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics, focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. Course goals include developing an interest in and understanding of today’s government, policy development, and politics as well as developing critical thinking and information-literacy skills in the areas of government and politics. Topics include the Constitution, federalism, civil rights and civil liberties, the structure and processes of the three branches of government, political socialization, interest groups and public opinion, political parties and the election process, as well as basic U.S. social, economic, and foreign policy.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of key sociological
topics and encourages students to think critically about the social world. Students develop the sociological imagination and examine society through the main sociological paradigms. Topics include culture, social stratification, race, gender, family, health, politics, and the environment.

This course focuses on writing in a variety of rhetorical modes including exposition, argument, and an introduction to research
skills. Students will write at least four major essays and complete a number of informal writing assignments. At least one major essay
involves a literary work.

This course focuses on source-based writing, research writing, and literary analysis. Students will write at least four major essays and complete a number of informal writing assignments. Major essays include a research paper on a current topic and an analytical
essay on a major work of literature. Prerequisite: College Writing I.

This course provides an introduction to the general field of psychology. Emphasizes
concepts helpful for understanding contemporary psychology and
those basic to further study.

This is a survey course that focuses on the political, military, social, economic, and religious history of the United States from the eve of colonization through Reconstruction.

DIVE DEEPER

Meet Your Course
Instructors & Facilitators

YOUR LEADERSHIP COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Jeff Myers

Dr. Jeff Myers is the President of Summit Ministries and has been leading students through the Signature Leadership Course series since 2012. In the last 30 years, he has become one of America’s most respected authorities on young adult leadership development.

As a communicator, Dr. Myers weaves together biblical insight, penetrating social commentary, fascinating research, and hilarious personal stories to motivate and challenge listeners. His inspiring presentations have delighted his audiences, renewing their enthusiasm for passing the baton of godly faithfulness.

YOUR NAVIGATE COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Jonathan Brush

Jonathan Brush is the President and CEO of Unbound and one of the course instructors for Navigate. He is a first generation homeschool graduate and homeschool dad of seven. Jonathan worked for nine years as a Director of Admissions for a private liberal arts college and has since worked in non-traditional higher education for over a decade.

Jonathan loves Unbound and Unbound students and dreams every single day about new ways to connect them to each other.

YOUR NAVIGATE COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Victoria Grant

Victoria Grant is the Executive Director of Learning for Unbound and one of the course instructors for Navigate. The oldest of six, a homeschool graduate, and an Unbound graduate, Victoria has served in a variety of roles including student leadership, life and academic coaching, and in the Business and Leadership program. She is passionate about equipping young adults to recognize their potential, to know God, and make Him known in daily life. One of the best parts of her world is walking alongside her fellow Unbound students as they make an eternal impact in their generation.

YOUR COURSE FACILITATOR

Kaitlyn Brush

Kaitlyn Brush is an Academic Specialist for Unbound and the course facilitator for Navigate and the Signature Leadership Course Series. She is a recent Unbound graduate and some of her best memories, closest friendships, and most important lessons have come from Unbound. Kaitlyn is passionate about good stories, strong community, and discovering beauty in all its forms. When she’s not doing school or spending time with Unbound students (or often even when she is), you might find her sitting around a campfire, canoeing on the river, hiking, traveling, or spending time with her family.

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