Language Arts Reading • Writing • Listening, Viewing, and Speaking Language • Literature
Mathematics Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations • Measurements Geometry and Spatial Sense • Algebraic Thinking Data Analysis and Probability • Critical Analysis and Application
Science The Nature of Matter • Energy • Force and Energy Earth and Space • Processes of Life How Living Things Interact with their Environment • The Nature of Science
Social Studies Time, Continuity, and Changes in History • Economics People, Places, and Environments [Geography] Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]
Foreign Language Communication • Culture • Connections Comparisons • Experiences
The Arts Music • Visual Arts
Computer Technology Microsoft Office Applications Front Page • Publisher
Health and Physical Fitness Health Education • Physical Education COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
English II This course provides instruction in English language skills and a study of World Literature. Content includes instruction in writing multi-paragraph essays with emphasis on the logical, critical, and creative aspects of the writing process. Vocabulary includes verbal analogies and other patterns found in persuasive and expository essays. The study of language includes syntax, mechanics, usage, and vocabulary.
English III This course includes instruction in social, cultural, and historical forces reflected in American literature, with the emphasis on writing of documented papers. Listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills will be taught. Vocabulary study focuses on verbal analogies and other items common in standardized tests. A research paper might be required.
English IV This course is designed to provide instruction in the study of British Literature. Composition instruction will emphasize critical analysis of information. Analysis will be presented in oral and written form. Languages study includes vocabulary development and an overview of the history and the language as reflected in literature. Vocabulary studies include verbal analogies and other patterns found in standardized tests.
Algebra I The purpose of the course is to provide the foundation for more advanced mathematics courses and to develop skills needed to solve mathematical problems. Topics will include sets, variables, structures, and of real number system, polynomial equations and inequalities, functions, graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities, exponents, rational numbers, radical expression, quadratic equations, and systems of equations.
Geometry This course will develop the geometric relationships and deductive reasoning relationships in proofs. Topics shall include straight lines, graphs, angles, polygons, separation properties and theorems of polygons, circles spheres, area, volume, and
Algebra II The purpose of this course is to continue the study of algebra and to provide the foundation for applying these skills to other mathematical and scientific fields. This content includes properties of the real number system, relation, functions, graphs, polynomials and rational expressions, quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, rational and irrational exponents, complex problems, and word problem application.
Pre-Calculus This course introduces the student to topics necessary to the study of calculus. This course content includes polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Also, set theory, mathematical induction series and sequences, vectors, and analytical geometry follow an extensive study of trigonometry.
Calculus The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the study of advanced mathematics. Topics shall include elementary functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, anti derivatives, definite integral, intermediate forms, and application of the integral. A TI 83 graphing is required for this course.
Biology The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overall awareness of biology in all aspects of life. The content shall include scientific method, scientific measurement, laboratory safety and use of apparatus, cell biology, cell reproduction, basic principles of genetics, biological changes through time, classification of taxonomy, microbiology, functions of plants, animals, and of the human body, and ecological relationships.
Ecology The purpose of this course is to provide students with a study of relationships between organisms and other factors comprising their environment. Content shall include biotic and abiotic environmental factors, food chains and webs, energy pathways and biological cycles population dynamics, major world biomes, endangered species, causes of pollution, man's impact on the environment, and analysis of ecosystems.
Chemistry I The purpose of this course is to provide students with the study of composition, properties and changes associated with matter. The content should include classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, atomic periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, behavior of gases, physical changes, acids, bases, and salts and energy associated with physical and chemical changes.
Chemistry II The purpose of this course is to provide students with a rigorous study of the composition, properties and changes associated with matter. The content should include classification and structure of matter, and all information that was covered in Chemistry I. In this course, students must feel comfortable when applying the mathematical concepts learned in Algebra I and Algebra Il. Extensive laboratory work, including formal reports based on research are required.
Physics I This is a mathematics-based course. The content includes applying the laws of mathematics to kinetics, dynamics, energy, work, and power, heat and thermodynamics, wave characteristics, light and electricity, and magnetism. Extensive laboratory works, including formal reports are required.
Physics II This course is an intensive, mathematical based, college course. The content includes an introductory study of theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy and the forces of nature. This course is an extension of the Physics I course, with an emphasis on applying the laws of mathematics. Extensive laboratory works, including formal reports, are required.
American History This course covers American history to the present. It includes a chronological development of the American people and significant events and issues such as the industrial revolution, immigration since 1880, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights since 1950, all of which helped shape policy decisions in contemporary America.
Economics (.5 Credit) This course will provide an understanding of the way in which society organizes its limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants. The students will be introduced to the major characteristics of the mixed market economic system in the United States and how the basic economic questions are answered. The major emphasis is to provide an understanding of the forces of the market place by examining the effect of their role as producer, consumer, saver, investor, resource owner, voter, and taxpayer on the system.
American Government (.5 Credit) The course provides an understanding of American government and political behavior. The student will have knowledge of the documents that shape our political traditions, such as Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill Of Rights, as well as compare the roles of the three branches of government at the local, state, and national levels. The students will understand the role political parties and special interest groups in determining government policies, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and the importance of civic participation in the democratic political process.
Sociology (.5 Credit) Content will include an understanding of the methods of study employed by sociologists, social institutions and norms, social classes, relationships between the sexes, racial and ethnic groups, the handicapped, societal determinants, group behavior, the socialization process, social deviation, conflict roles, stratification, participation, and the role of social organizations and institutions.
Humanities (.5 Credit) The course includes opportunities for students to explore, analyze, synthesize, and respond to cultural traditions through viewing, listening reading, writing, and creating. Students should gain an understanding of themselves and their world through an interdisciplinary approach involving the study of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, drama, history, literature, philosophy, and religion.
Spanish II The content includes a continuation of the listening and oral skills required in Spanish I. There will be a major emphasis on reading and writing, while oral communication remains the primary objective. This course will involve the cultural survey of Spanish-speaking people.
Health and Physical Fitness
Painting Students enhance their artistic ability by exploring methods of production and evaluating the work of other artists; expanding their understanding of the design, construction, and beauty of painting; and learning about the historical development of painting. A comprehensive study of painting while illustrating the various media techniques and principles is part of the course.
Microsoft Word This course is designed to expand on the skills of formatting documents, publishing, working with tables, merging documents, customizing tools, preparing web documents, generating long documents, manipulating graphics and creating drawings.
Power Point will investigate creating and modify presentations, formatting text and bullets, working with charts, automating electronic and slide shows.
Web Design I & II This course is designed for web site design, page layout and design, web authoring basics, web paging, creating links, downloading graphics, specifying a directory, setting up images, HTML background and enhancements, structured formats, graphics and publishing, editing JPEG software, file transfer software, web site planning, HTML tools and techniques, and creating and using tables.