English Language Arts 12
Prerequisite: English Language Arts 11
In English Language Arts 12 students delve into British literary traditions, from the ancient Anglo-Saxon writings to modern works. Students will engage with a variety of texts, including fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, honing their comprehension and literary analysis skills. The course also includes interactive activities to enhance students' oral language skills and creative writing.
Honors English Language Arts 12
Prerequisite: English Language Arts 11 (90% or Higher) or Teacher Recommendation
This advanced year-long course invites students to delve into British literature, from ancient texts such as the epic of Beowulf to contemporary works. The course includes rigorous lessons focusing on academic inquiry, literary analysis, and inferential evaluation. Students will also have additional opportunities to create and participate in project-based learning activities.
Introduction to Communications and Speech
Prerequisites: English Language Arts 12
This year-long course provides students with a deep understanding of verbal and nonverbal communication, including cultural and gender differences in listening and responding. The course includes engaging lectures and interactive activities, with a focus on self-awareness and perception in communication. Students will also learn how to create informative and persuasive speeches, and analyze various speeches.
AP English Language & Composition
Prerequisites: English Language Arts 11 (90% or Higher) or English Language Arts 11 Honors, and Teacher Recommendation
This college-level course prepares students for the AP English Language and Composition Exam. The course is fast-paced and designed for highly motivated students. It includes critical reading, writing, classroom assignments, and discussion activities. Students will also increase their prose knowledge of many styles and genres.
AP English Literature & Composition
Prerequisites: English Language Arts 12 (90% or Higher), or English Language Arts 12 Honors, or AP English Language & Composition, and Teacher Recommendation
This college-level course equips students to critically analyze all forms of literature. Students will interpret meaning based on form, examine the characteristics of literary genres and periods, and critique literary works through expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. The course also prepares students for the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II Honors
This yearlong course emphasizes function families and their representations. Precalculus is a thoughtful introduction to advanced studies leading to calculus. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into studying functions. Students then discover the nature of graphs and deepen their understanding of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Scaffolding rigorous content with clear instruction, the course leads students through an advanced study of trigonometric functions, matrices, and vectors. The course concludes with a short study of probability and statistics.
Prerequisite: Algebra II (90% or Higher) or Algebra II Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
This yearlong advanced math course starts with a unit on the nature of functions and complex numbers before moving into matrices, systems, and linear programming. Students return to functions focusing on graphing various function types and completing a performance task on production schemes. Students explore rational functions in-depth and conclude the first semester with right triangle and circular trigonometry. In the second half of the course, students synthesize what they have learned to graph and solve trigonometric functions. They also study vectors, conics and analytic geometry, statistics and probability, mathematical modeling, and sequences and series.
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.
AP Calculus AB
Prerequisite: Precalculus (90% or Higher) or Precalculus Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
This yearlong, college-level course prepares students for the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB Exam. Major topics of study include a review of pre-calculus, limits, derivatives, definite integrals, mathematical modeling of differential equations, and the applications of these concepts. There is an emphasis on using technology to solve problems and draw conclusions. The course utilizes a multi-representative approach to calculus with concepts and problems expressed numerically, graphically, verbally, and analytically.
Prerequisite: Algebra II (90% or higher) or Algebra II Honors, Statistics and Probability, or Teacher Recommendation
This yearlong, college-level course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students cultivate their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem-solving, and writing as they explore concepts like variation and distribution; patterns and uncertainty; and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions.
AP United States History
Prerequisite: World History (90% or Higher) or World History Honors, or Teacher Recommendation
This yearlong, college-level course guides you from the early settlement of the New World to contemporary times, preparing you for the AP United States History Exam. You'll delve into key areas like national identity, economic transformation, immigration, politics, and more. The course also sharpens your analytical and writing skills as you learn to assess historical materials and express your understanding.
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.
Prerequisite: Chemistry or Honors Chemistry, Precalculus (Can be Taken Concurrently)
This yearlong course introduces students to classical and modern physics, emphasizing a conceptual understanding of basic physics principles. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, energy, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear and modern physics. Students will engage in mathematical problem-solving, abstract reasoning, and critical thinking about the physical world. The course includes interactive virtual labs and hands-on lab options, encouraging students to ask questions and formulate hypotheses.
Prerequisite: Chemistry (90% or Higher) or Chemistry Honors, Precalculus (Can be Taken Concurrently), or Teacher Recommendation
This rigorous yearlong course provides an in-depth study of physics at an honors level. The curriculum emphasizes abstract reasoning and real-world applications of physics concepts. Topics are examined more thoroughly than in the general physics course, providing a solid foundation for college-level coursework. Course components include one- and two-dimensional motion, momentum, energy and thermodynamics, harmonic motion, waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear and modern physics. Students participate in various interactive and hands-on laboratory activities that enhance concept knowledge and develop scientific process skills, including scientific research and technical writing.