English Language Arts 11
Prerequisite: English Language Arts 10
In English Language Arts 11 students delve into the rich tapestry of American literature, spanning from early Native American narratives to contemporary works. The course focuses on literary analysis and evaluation of these texts, with an emphasis on comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Students will engage with works from renowned authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. This course also encourages the development of oral language skills and the production of creative, coherent writing.
Honors English Language Arts 11
Prerequisite: English Language Arts 10 (90% or Higher) or Teacher Recommendation
The Honors version of this course offers a more in-depth exploration of American literature, including a comprehensive study of "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin. Honors students will master comprehension, conduct detailed literary analysis using evidence, and examine how authors develop ideas across various genres. The course also includes activities designed to strengthen oral language skills, research and critical analysis of information sources, and clear, coherent writing. Students will read complex texts from authors such as Henry David Thoreau, Floyd Dell, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others
Algebra II is a yearlong course that builds upon the foundations of Algebra and Geometry, focusing on functions, polynomials, periodic phenomena, and data analysis. The course begins with a review of linear and quadratic functions, setting the stage for more complex functions. Students will learn to draw connections between different representations of functions and use these to model and solve both mathematical and real-world problems. The course also emphasizes the development of critical thinking and abstract reasoning skills.
Algebra II Honors
Prerequisite: Geometry (90% or Higher) or Geometry Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
The Algebra II Honors version of this course offers a more rigorous exploration of Algebra II concepts. It begins with a review of essential concepts, followed by an in-depth study of functions, complex numbers, linear systems, and polynomial operations. The second semester delves into nonlinear functions, including rational and radical functions, as well as exponential and logarithmic functions. The course also covers probability, statistics, trigonometric functions, and periodic phenomena, providing a comprehensive understanding of Algebra II concepts.
This practical yearlong course connects mathematical concepts to personal and business settings. It covers a range of topics including personal financial planning, budgeting, banking, taxes, insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting a business, and business data analysis. The course encourages mastery of math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, data analysis, linear systems, and exponential functions.
Statistics and Probability
Prerequisite: Geometry or Geometry Honors
Statistics and Probability is a yearlong course that offers an alternative for students who may not wish to pursue more advanced mathematics courses. It begins with a comprehensive study of probability, sampling, and population comparison. The course then delves into data distribution and data analysis. In the second half of the course, students will learn to create and analyze scatter plots, study two-way tables and normal distributions, and apply probability to conditional probability, combinations, permutations, and sets.
Prerequisite: U.S. History or Teacher Recommendation
Our yearlong World History course takes students on a journey through world history from 1450 to modern times. It covers a wide range of eras and events, including imperialism, colonialism, the Industrial Revolutions, the World Wars, the Cold War, and the contemporary world. Students will examine history through different lenses, including geography, political and social history. They will also develop historical thinking and writing skills by analyzing maps and primary sources.
World History Honors
Prerequisite: U.S. History (90% or Higher) or U.S. History Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
World History Honors is an advanced yearlong course delving deeper into world history from 1450 to the present. It covers major topics such as imperialism, colonialism, the Industrial Revolutions, the World Wars, the Cold War, and the contemporary world. Students will analyze themes of human history by investigating maps, primary sources, and developing complex historical thinking and writing skills.
Our year long Environmental Science course surveys key topics, including the application of the scientific process to environmental analysis, ecology, energy flow, ecological structures, biochemistry, and biogeochemical cycles. Students explore these topics and conduct hands-on, unit-long research projects. They accurately apply the scientific method and process, including the creation of hypotheses. The course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the environment and the impact of human activities on it.
Our year long Biology course immerses students in the study of life and living organisms, integrating traditional concepts with real-world applications. The course covers a broad range of topics, including biochemistry, cell biology, cell processes, heredity and reproduction, the evolution of life, taxonomy, human body systems, and ecology. Students engage in both hands-on wet labs and virtual lab options, providing a comprehensive and interactive learning experience. The course culminates in students taking the required state Keystone exam in Biology, ensuring they have mastered the key concepts and are ready for advanced studies.
Biology is a yearlong course delves into the fundamental concepts of chemistry and physics. Students explore the chemical building blocks of our physical world, the composition of matter, and the properties affecting motion, forces, and energy on Earth. The course also covers the properties of electricity and magnetism. Interactive virtual labs and hands-on wet lab options enhance students' understanding of physical science.
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology
This rigorous yearlong course engages students in the study of the composition, properties, changes, and interactions of matter. The course includes eighteen virtual laboratory experiments and covers topics such as electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and real-world applications of chemistry. Wet lab options are also available for a more hands-on experience.
Prerequisite: Biology (90% or Higher) OR Biology Honors, Teacher Recommendation
This advanced course provides an in-depth study of chemistry, emphasizing mathematical problem-solving and practical applications. Topics include atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, states and changes of matter, chemical and redox reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, and nuclear and organic chemistry. The course includes interactive and hands-on laboratory activities that enhance concept knowledge and develop scientific process skills like research and technical writing.
Prerequisites: Biology (90% or Higher) or Biology Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
This college-level course prepares students for the Advanced Placement (AP) Biology exam. Over the year, students will study biochemistry, cells, enzymes and metabolism, cell communication and cell cycle, gene expression, evolution and genetic diversity, and ecology. The course includes a lab section focusing on virtual lab activities, simulations, and data analysis related to the course content.
AP Environmental Science
Prerequisites: Chemistry (90% or Higher) or Chemistry Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
This course provides students with the content and skills needed to understand the various interrelationships in the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems, and propose and examine solutions to these problems. The course covers human population dynamics, interrelationships in nature, energy flow, resources, environmental quality, human impact on environmental systems, and environmental law. The laboratory- and field-based activities will be completed virtually and via experiments that students can easily perform at home with common materials.