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Franklin Virtual High School, FVHS 富蘭克林網絡高中 (Online)

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Franklin Virtual High School is a private online high school that provides programs designed for teenage students or any person who likes to learn a particular subject. The programs of study are offered via distance learning, include a complete high school curriculum.

Students can earn a High School Diploma with the school while enjoying the flexibility of attending class on their own schedule at home.

 

FVHS College Prep High School Diploma - Graduation requirements

24 credits including the following courses.

4 credits in English (English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4)

4 credits in Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus)

3 credits in science - two labs (Earth/Space Science, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

1 credit in World History

1 credit in United States History

0.5 credit in Economics

0.5 credit in United States Government

1 credit in Fine Arts

2 credits in the same language (e.g. Spanish 1, Spanish 2)

0.5 credit in Health/Life Management Skills

0.5 credit in Physical Education

6 credits in electives

基本資料
座落環境 網絡
學校類型 私立線上高中
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKp5oaF4QfM
維基 (Wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Virtual_High_School
學校網址 http://www.FranklinVirtualSchools.com
資料概覽
開授班級 9-12班

 

FHVS High School Courses & Description 

 

Literature

 ELA A Midsummer Night's Dream - Elective Grade 9 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Elective Grade 9 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA English 1 Grade 9 2 Semesters

This freshman-year English course engages students in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts both classic and contemporary. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction, students will master comprehension and literary- analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters are activities that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce clear, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” They will study also short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.

  ELA English 1 A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This freshman-year English course engages students in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts both classic and contemporary. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction, students will master comprehension and literary- analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are activities that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce clear, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” They will study also short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.

  ELA English 1 B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This freshman-year English course engages students in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts both classic and contemporary. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction, students will master comprehension and literary- analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are activities that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce clear, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” They will study also short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.

 

 ELA Introduction to Communications and Speech Grade 9 1 Semesters

Beginning with an introduction that builds student understanding of the elements, principles, and characteristics of human communication, this course offers fascinating insight into verbal and nonverbal messages and cultural and gender differences in the areas of listening and responding. High school students enrolled in this one-semester course will be guided through engaging lectures and interactive activities, exploring themes of self-awareness and perception in communication. The course concludes with units on informative and persuasive speeches, and students are given the opportunity to critique and analyze speeches.

 

 Literacy and Comprehension II - LA1096 Grade 9 1 Semesters

Offering high-interest topics to motivate students who are reading two to three levels below grade, this course works in conjunction with Literacy & Comprehension I to use a thematic and contemporary approach to expose students to effective instructional principles using diverse content area and real-world texts. Presented as two, one-semester, reading-intervention courses, each offers an engaging, technology-based interface that inspires and challenges high school students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the following comprehension strategies: summarizing, questioning, previewing and predicting, recognizing text structure, visualizing, making inferences, and monitoring understanding with metacognition. Aimed at improving fluency and vocabulary, self-evaluation strategies built into these courses inspire students to take control of their learning.

  ELA Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Elective Grade 10 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA English 2 Grade 10 2 Semesters

Focused on application, this sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skills with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction, application e-resources, and educational interactives. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. As these units meld modeling and application, they also expand on training in media literacy, twenty-first century career skills, and the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. Under the guidance of the eWriting software, students also compose descriptive, persuasive, expository, literary analyses, research, narrative, and compare-contrast essays.

  ELA English 2 A Grade 10 1 Semesters

Focused on application, this sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skills with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction, application e-resources, and educational interactives. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. As these units meld modeling and application, they also expand on training in media literacy, twenty-first century career skills, and the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. Under the guidance of the eWriting software, students also compose descriptive, persuasive, expository, literary analyses, research, narrative, and compare-contrast essays.

 

 ELA English 2 B Grade 10 1 Semesters

Focused on application, this sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skills with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction, application e-resources, and educational interactives. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. As these units meld modeling and application, they also expand on training in media literacy, twenty-first century career skills, and the essentials of grammar and vocabulary. Under the guidance of the eWriting software, students also compose descriptive, persuasive, expository, literary analyses, research, narrative, and compare-contrast essays.

  ELA IDEA Writing-Instruction to Develop Expository and Applied Writing Grade 10 1 Semesters

Motivating students in grades nine through twelve to become more articulate and effective writers, this one-semester course offers hands-on experience writing personal reflections, definition essays, research essays, persuasive essays, informative essays, and literary analysis essays. Offering targeted lessons on reputable research, effective communication, solid grammar, and compelling style, this one-semester course utilizes the Six Traits of Effective Writing as an overarching framework. Students enrolled in this course develop the skills necessary to evaluate their own writing and articulate and apply writing and researching strategies. In addition, students get further practice applying the grammatical rules of Standard American English in formal writing.

  ELA Mrs. Dalloway - Elective Grade 10 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA Robinson Crusoe - Elective Grade 10 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA AP English Language and Composition Grade 11 2 Semesters

This college-level course prepares students for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam while exploring and analyzing a variety of rhetorical contexts. This is a fast-paced, upper-level course designed for highly motivated students. Multiple opportunities are provided to enhance test-taking skills through critical reading, writing, classroom assignments, and discussion activities. Advanced Placement English Language and Composition practice assessments and essays will be given throughout the course as well. This course provides students an opportunity to increase knowledge concerning prose of many styles and genres, including essays, journalistic writing, political writing, science writing, nature writing, autobiographies/biographies, diaries, speeches, history writing, and critical writing. Throughout the course, there is an intense focus on writing and revising expository, analytical, and argumentative essays to prepare students for a broad range of writing purposes.

 

 ELA Borges Author Study - Elective Grade 11 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA English 3 Grade 11 2 Semesters

This junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early American Indian voices through contemporary works. Students engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts as the centerpieces of this course. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students read a range of short but complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, and Dave Eggers.

 

 ELA English 3 A Grade 11 1 Semesters

This junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early American Indian voices through contemporary works. Students engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts as the centerpieces of this course. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students read a range of short but complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, and Dave Eggers.

  ELA English 3 B Grade 11 1 Semesters

This junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early American Indian voices through contemporary works. Students engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts as the centerpieces of this course. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students read a range of short but complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, and Dave Eggers.

  ELA Gulliver's Travels - Elective Grade 11 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

 ELA The House of Seven Gables - Elective Grade 11 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

  ELA AP English Literature and Composition Grade 12 2 Semesters

English Literature & Composition is designed to be a college/university-level course. This course equips students to critically analyze all forms of literature in order to comment insightfully about an author’s or genre’s use of style or literary device. Students will also interpret meaning based on form; examine the trademark characteristics of literary genres and periods; and critique literary works through expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. As students consider styles and devices, they will apply them to their creative writing. In addition to exposing students to college-level English course work, this course prepares them for the AP exam.

 

 ELA English 4 Grade 12 2 Semesters

This senior-level English course offers fascinating insight into British literary traditions spanning from Anglo-Saxon writing to the Modern Period. With interactive introductions and historical contexts, this full-year course connects philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of each time period to the works of many notable authors, including Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Virginia Woolf. Adding an extra dimension to the British literary experience, this course also exposes students to world literature, including works from India, Europe, China, and Spain.

  ELA English 4 A Grade 12 1 Semesters

This senior-level English course offers fascinating insight into British literary traditions spanning from Anglo-Saxon writing to the Modern Period. With interactive introductions and historical contexts, this course connects philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of each time period to the works of many notable authors, including Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Virginia Woolf. Adding an extra dimension to the British literary experience, this course also exposes students to world literature, including works from India, Europe, China, and Spain.

  ELA English 4 B Grade 12 1 Semesters

This senior-level English course offers fascinating insight into British literary traditions spanning from Anglo-Saxon writing to the Modern Period. With interactive introductions and historical contexts, this course connects philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of each time period to the works of many notable authors, including Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Virginia Woolf. Adding an extra dimension to the British literary experience, this course also exposes students to world literature, including works from India, Europe, China, and Spain.


 ELA Jane Eyre - Elective Grade 12 1 Semesters

Classic Novels provides an in-depth study of twelve novels and two authors and gives students the opportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to be introduced to a celebrated author. Each mini-course guides students through the work with lectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice. Students study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gulliver's Travels, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House of Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Three Musketeers along with the following author studies: Jorge Luis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.

 

Math

 MAT Algebra I Grade 9 2 Semesters

This full-year course focuses on five critical areas: relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratic functions and modeling. This course builds on the foundation set in middle grades by deepening students’ understanding of linear and exponential functions, and developing fluency in writing and solving one-variable equations and inequalities. Students will interpret, analyze, compare, and contrast functions that are represented numerically, tabularly, graphically, and algebraically. Quantitative reasoning is a common thread throughout the course as students use algebra to represent quantities and the relationships among those quantities in a variety of ways. Standards of mathematical practice and process are embedded throughout the course, as students make sense of problem situations, solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

 MAT Algebra I A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course focuses on five critical areas: relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratic functions and modeling. This course builds on the foundation set in middle grades by deepening students’ understanding of linear and exponential functions, and developing fluency in writing and solving one-variable equations and inequalities. Students will interpret, analyze, compare, and contrast functions that are represented numerically, tabularly, graphically, and algebraically. Quantitative reasoning is a common thread throughout the course as students use algebra to represent quantities and the relationships among those quantities in a variety of ways. Standards of mathematical practice and process are embedded throughout the course, as students make sense of problem situations, solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

 MAT Algebra I B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course focuses on five critical areas: relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratic functions and modeling. This course builds on the foundation set in middle grades by deepening students’ understanding of linear and exponential functions, and developing fluency in writing and solving one-variable equations and inequalities. Students will interpret, analyze, compare, and contrast functions that are represented numerically, tabularly, graphically, and algebraically. Quantitative reasoning is a common thread throughout the course as students use algebra to represent quantities and the relationships among those quantities in a variety of ways. Standards of mathematical practice and process are embedded throughout the course, as students make sense of problem situations, solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

 MAT Financial Math Grade 10 2 Semesters

Connecting practical mathematical concepts to personal and business settings, this course offers informative and highly useful lessons that challenge students to gain a deeper understanding of financial math. Relevant, project-based learning activities cover stimulating topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting and wise spending, banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting a business, and analyzing business data. Offered as a two-semester course for high school students, this course encourages mastery of math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, data analysis, linear systems, and exponential functions.

 MAT Financial Math A Grade 10 1 Semesters

Connecting practical mathematical concepts to personal and business settings, this course offers informative and highly useful lessons that challenge students to gain a deeper understanding of financial math. Relevant, project-based learning activities cover stimulating topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting and wise spending, banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting a business, and analyzing business data. Offered as a course for high school students, this course encourages mastery of math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, data analysis, linear systems, and exponential functions.

 MAT Financial Math B Grade 10 1 Semesters

Connecting practical mathematical concepts to personal and business settings, this course offers informative and highly useful lessons that challenge students to gain a deeper understanding of financial math. Relevant, project-based learning activities cover stimulating topics such as personal financial planning, budgeting and wise spending, banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting a business, and analyzing business data. Offered as a course for high school students, this course encourages mastery of math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, data analysis, linear systems, and exponential functions.

 MAT Geometry Grade 10 2 Semesters

This course formalizes what students learned about geometry in the middle grades with a focus on reasoning and making mathematical arguments. Mathematical reasoning is introduced with a study of triangle congruency, including exposure to formal proofs and geometric constructions. Then students extend what they have learned to other essential triangle concepts, including similarity, right-triangle trigonometry, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Moving on to other shapes, students justify and derive various formulas for circumference, area, and volume, as well as cross-sections of solids and rotations of two-dimensional objects. Students then make important connections between geometry and algebra, including special triangles, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, and parabolas in the coordinate plane, before delving into an in-depth investigation of the geometry of circles. The course closes with a study of set theory and probability, as students apply theoretical and experimental probability to make decisions informed by data analysis.

 MAT Geometry A Grade 10 1 Semesters

This course formalizes what students learned about geometry in the middle grades with a focus on reasoning and making mathematical arguments. Mathematical reasoning is introduced with a study of triangle congruency, including exposure to formal proofs and geometric constructions. Then students extend what they have learned to other essential triangle concepts, including similarity, right-triangle trigonometry, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Moving on to other shapes, students justify and derive various formulas for circumference, area, and volume, as well as cross-sections of solids and rotations of two-dimensional objects. Students then make important connections between geometry and algebra, including special triangles, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, and parabolas in the coordinate plane, before delving into an in-depth investigation of the geometry of circles. The course closes with a study of set theory and probability, as students apply theoretical and experimental probability to make decisions informed by data analysis.

 

 MAT Geometry B Grade 10 1 Semesters

This course formalizes what students learned about geometry in the middle grades with a focus on reasoning and making mathematical arguments. Mathematical reasoning is introduced with a study of triangle congruency, including exposure to formal proofs and geometric constructions. Then students extend what they have learned to other essential triangle concepts, including similarity, right-triangle trigonometry, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Moving on to other shapes, students justify and derive various formulas for circumference, area, and volume, as well as cross-sections of solids and rotations of two-dimensional objects. Students then make important connections between geometry and algebra, including special triangles, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, and parabolas in the coordinate plane, before delving into an in-depth investigation of the geometry of circles. The course closes with a study of set theory and probability, as students apply theoretical and experimental probability to make decisions informed by data analysis.

 MAT Algebra II Grade 11 2 Semesters

This course focuses on functions, polynomials, periodic phenomena, and collecting and analyzing data. The course begins with a review of linear and quadratic functions to solidify a foundation for learning these new functions. Students make connections between verbal, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions and apply this knowledge as they create equations and inequalities that can be used to model and solve mathematical and real-world problems. As students refine and expand their algebraic skills, they will draw analogies among the operations and field properties of real numbers and those of complex numbers and algebraic expressions. Mathematical practices and habits of mind are embedded throughout the course, as students solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

 MAT Algebra II A Grade 11 1 Semesters

This course focuses on functions, polynomials, periodic phenomena, and collecting and analyzing data. The course begins with a review of linear and quadratic functions to solidify a foundation for learning these new functions. Students make connections between verbal, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions and apply this knowledge as they create equations and inequalities that can be used to model and solve mathematical and real-world problems. As students refine and expand their algebraic skills, they will draw analogies among the operations and field properties of real numbers and those of complex numbers and algebraic expressions. Mathematical practices and habits of mind are embedded throughout the course, as students solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

 MAT Algebra II B Grade 11 1 Semesters

This course focuses on functions, polynomials, periodic phenomena, and collecting and analyzing data. The course begins with a review of linear and quadratic functions to solidify a foundation for learning these new functions. Students make connections between verbal, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions and apply this knowledge as they create equations and inequalities that can be used to model and solve mathematical and real-world problems. As students refine and expand their algebraic skills, they will draw analogies among the operations and field properties of real numbers and those of complex numbers and algebraic expressions. Mathematical practices and habits of mind are embedded throughout the course, as students solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

 MAT Pre-Calculus Grade 12 2 Semesters

With an emphasis on function families and their representations, Pre-Calculus is a thoughtful introduction to advanced studies leading to calculus. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into the study of 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.

  MAT Pre-Calculus A Grade 12 1 Semesters

With an emphasis on function families and their representations, Pre-Calculus is a thoughtful introduction to advanced studies leading to calculus. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into the study of 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.

 MAT Pre-Calculus B Grade 12 1 Semesters

With an emphasis on function families and their representations, Pre-Calculus is a thoughtful introduction to advanced studies leading to calculus. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into the study of 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.

 

Science

 SCI Earth/Space Science Grade 9 2 Semesters

Students enrolled in this dynamic course explore the scope of Earth sciences, covering everything from basic structure and rock formation to the incredible and volatile forces that have shaped and changed our planet. As climate change and energy conservation become increasingly prevalent in the national discourse, it will be important for students to understand the concepts and causes of our changing Earth. Earth/Space Science is a two-semester course that provides a solid foundation for understanding the physical characteristics that make the planet Earth unique and examines how these characteristics differ among the planets of our solar system.

 

 SCI Earth/Space Science A Grade 9 1 Semesters

Students enrolled in this dynamic course explore the scope of Earth sciences, covering everything from basic structure and rock formation to the incredible and volatile forces that have shaped and changed our planet. As climate change and energy conservation become increasingly prevalent in the national discourse, it will be important for students to understand the concepts and causes of our changing Earth. Earth/Space Science is a course that provides a solid foundation for understanding the physical characteristics that make the planet Earth unique and examines how these characteristics differ among the planets of our solar system.

 

 SCI Earth/Space Science B Grade 9 1 Semesters

Students enrolled in this dynamic course explore the scope of Earth sciences, covering everything from basic structure and rock formation to the incredible and volatile forces that have shaped and changed our planet. As climate change and energy conservation become increasingly prevalent in the national discourse, it will be important for students to understand the concepts and causes of our changing Earth. Earth/Space Science is a course that provides a solid foundation for understanding the physical characteristics that make the planet Earth unique and examines how these characteristics differ among the planets of our solar system.

 

 SCI Integrated Science 1 A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This rigorous course provides an introduction to physics and chemistry. This course prepares students for their next science course. Scientific inquiry and the science method will be explored.

 

 SCI Integrated Science 1 B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This rigorous course provides an introduction to physics and chemistry. This course prepares students for their next science course. Scientific inquiry and the science method will be explored.

 

 SCI Biology Grade 10 2 Semesters

This compelling two-semester course engages students in the study of life and living organisms and examines biology and biochemistry in the real world. This is a yearlong course that encompasses traditional concepts in biology and encourages exploration of new discoveries in this field of science. The components include biochemistry, cell biology, cell processes, heredity and reproduction, the evolution of life, taxonomy, human body systems, and ecology. This course includes virtual lab activities.

 

 SCI Biology A Grade 10 1 Semesters

This compelling course engages students in the study of life and living organisms and examines biology and biochemistry in the real world. This is a course that encompasses traditional concepts in biology and encourages exploration of new discoveries in this field of science. The components include biochemistry, cell biology, cell processes, heredity and reproduction, the evolution of life, taxonomy, human body systems, and ecology. This course includes virtual lab activities.

 

 SCI Biology B Grade 10 1 Semesters

This compelling course engages students in the study of life and living organisms and examines biology and biochemistry in the real world. This is a course that encompasses traditional concepts in biology and encourages exploration of new discoveries in this field of science. The components include biochemistry, cell biology, cell processes, heredity and reproduction, the evolution of life, taxonomy, human body systems, and ecology. This course includes virtual lab activities.

 

 SCI Chemistry Grade 11 2 Semesters

This rigorous, full-year course engages students in the study of the composition, properties, changes, and interactions of matter. The course covers the basic concepts of chemistry and includes eighteen virtual laboratory experiments that encourage higher-order thinking applications. The components of this course include chemistry and its methods, the composition and properties of matter, changes and interactions of matter, factors affecting the interactions of matter, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear chemistry, mathematical applications, and applications of chemistry in the real world.

 

 SCI Chemistry A Grade 11 1 Semesters

This rigorous course engages students in the study of the composition, properties, changes, and interactions of matter. The course covers the basic concepts of chemistry and includes eighteen virtual laboratory experiments that encourage higher-order thinking applications. The components of this course include chemistry and its methods, the composition and properties of matter, changes and interactions of matter, factors affecting the interactions of matter, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear chemistry, mathematical applications, and applications of chemistry in the real world.

 

 SCI Chemistry B Grade 11 1 Semesters

This rigorous course engages students in the study of the composition, properties, changes, and interactions of matter. The course covers the basic concepts of chemistry and includes eighteen virtual laboratory experiments that encourage higher-order thinking applications. The components of this course include chemistry and its methods, the composition and properties of matter, changes and interactions of matter, factors affecting the interactions of matter, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear chemistry, mathematical applications, and applications of chemistry in the real world.

 

 SCI Environmental Science Grade 11 2 Semesters

Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field, and this two-semester course offers compelling lessons that cover many aspects of the field: ecology, the biosphere, land, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.

 

 SCI Environmental Science A Grade 11 1 Semesters

Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field, and this course offers compelling lessons that cover many aspects of the field: ecology, the biosphere, land, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.

 

 SCI Environmental Science B Grade 11 1 Semesters

Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field, and this course offers compelling lessons that cover many aspects of the field: ecology, the biosphere, land, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.

 

 SCI AP Environmental Science Grade 12 2 Semesters

AP Environmental Science is a laboratory- and field-based course designed to provide students with the content and skills needed to understand the various interrelationships in the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, and to propose and examine solutions to these problems. Since this is an online course, the laboratory- and field-based activities will be completed virtually and via experiments that students can easily perform at home with common materials. The course is intended to be the equivalent of a one-semester, (college-level) ecology course, which is taught over a full year in high school. The course encompasses human population dynamics, interrelationships in nature, energy flow, resources, environmental quality, human impact on environmental systems, and environmental law.

 

 SCI Physics Grade 12 2 Semesters

This full-year course acquaints students with topics in classical and modern physics. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic physics principles, including Newtonian mechanics, energy, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear and modern physics. Throughout the course, students solve mathematical problems, reason abstractly, and learn to think critically about the physical world. The course also includes interactive virtual labs, in which students ask questions and create hypotheses.

 

 SCI Physics A Grade 12 1 Semesters

This course acquaints students with topics in classical and modern physics. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic physics principles, including Newtonian mechanics, energy, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear and modern physics. Throughout the course, students solve mathematical problems, reason abstractly, and learn to think critically about the physical world. The course also includes interactive virtual labs, in which students ask questions and create hypotheses.

 

 SCI Physics B Grade 12 1 Semesters

This course acquaints students with topics in classical and modern physics. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic physics principles, including Newtonian mechanics, energy, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear and modern physics. Throughout the course, students solve mathematical problems, reason abstractly, and learn to think critically about the physical world. The course also includes interactive virtual labs, in which students ask questions and create hypotheses.

 

Social Studies

 SST Survey of World History Grade 9 2 Semesters

This yearlong course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and they explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. At the end of the course, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and contemporary issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.

 

 SST Survey of World History A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and they explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. At the end of the course, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and contemporary issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.

 

 SST Survey of World History B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course examines the major events and turning points of world history from ancient times to the present. Students investigate the development of classical civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and they explore the economic, political, and social revolutions that have transformed human history. At the end of the course, students conduct a rigorous study of modern history, allowing them to draw connections between past events and contemporary issues. The use of recurring themes, such as social history, democratic government, and the relationship between history and the arts, allows students to draw connections between the past and the present, among cultures, and among multiple perspectives. Throughout the course, students use a variety of primary and secondary sources, including legal documents, essays, historical writings, and political cartoons to evaluate the reliability of historical evidence and to draw conclusions about historical events.

 

 SST Human Geography Grade 10 2 Semesters

Examining current global issues that impact our world today, this course takes a thematic approach to understanding the development of human systems, human understanding of the world, and human social organization. Divided into two semesters, this high school course will challenge students to develop geographic skills, including learning to interpret maps, analyze data, and compare theories. Offering interactive content that will grow students’ understanding of the development of modern civilization and human systems— from the agricultural revolution to the technological revolution—this course encourages students to analyze economic trends as well as compare global markets and urban environments.

 

 SST Survey of U.S. History Grade 11 2 Semesters

This one-year high school course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history. In early units, students will assess the foundations of U.S. democracy while examining crucial documents. In later units, students will examine the effects of territorial expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of industrialization. they will also assess the outcomes of economic trends and the connections between culture and government. As the course draws to a close, students will focus their studies on the causes of cultural and political change in the modern age. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of cultural diversity while examining history from different perspectives.

 

 SST Survey of U.S. History A Grade 11 1 Semesters

This high school course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history. In early units, students will assess the foundations of U.S. democracy while examining crucial documents. In later units, students will examine the effects of territorial expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of industrialization. they will also assess the outcomes of economic trends and the connections between culture and government. As the course draws to a close, students will focus their studies on the causes of cultural and political change in the modern age. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of cultural diversity while examining history from different perspectives.

 

 SST Survey of U.S. History B Grade 11 1 Semesters

This high school course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history. In early units, students will assess the foundations of U.S. democracy while examining crucial documents. In later units, students will examine the effects of territorial expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of industrialization. they will also assess the outcomes of economic trends and the connections between culture and government. As the course draws to a close, students will focus their studies on the causes of cultural and political change in the modern age. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of cultural diversity while examining history from different perspectives.

 

 SST Economics Grade 12 1 Semesters

This semester-long course invites students to broaden their understanding of how economic concepts apply to their everyday lives— including microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and the characteristics of mixed-market economies, the role of government in a free-enterprise system and the global economy, and personal finance strategies. Throughout the course, students apply critical- thinking skills while making practical economic choices. Students also master literacy skills through rigorous reading and writing activities. Students analyze data displays and write routinely and responsively in tasks and assignments that are based on scenarios, texts, activities, and examples. In more extensive, process-based writing lessons, students write full-length essays in informative and argumentative formats.

 

 SST U.S. Government Grade 12 1 Semesters

This semester-long course provides students with a practical understanding of the principles and procedures of government. The course begins by establishing the origins and founding principles of American government. After a rigorous review of the Constitution and its Amendments, students investigate the development and extension of civil rights and liberties. Lessons also introduce influential Supreme Court decisions to demonstrate the impact and importance of constitutional rights. The course builds on this foundation by guiding students through the function of government today and the role of citizens in the civic process and culminates in an examination of public policy and the roles of citizens and organizations in promoting policy changes. Throughout the course, students examine primary and secondary sources, including political cartoons, essays, and judicial opinions. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments, and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.

 

Electives

 ELE 3D Art I - Modeling Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of 3D modeling and explores the basic concepts and skills of 3D animation. Students learn Blender® software to create 3D models such as a house, a creature, an animation of the creature walking, and a landscape terrain. Activities include using points on a grid to create mountains and using a color gradient to create a sun and a moon. Students learn 3D space and 3D objects; creating, scaling, and rotating objects; materials and textures; poses and key frames; extruding and mirroring 3D objects; rendering animations; and appending materials, textures, objects, armatures, and animations.

 

 ELE 3D Art II - Animation Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course focuses on building animation skills including realistic movement and lighting. Students learn the Blender® software workspace and tools; location and rotation properties; scripts; IP curves; vector handles; rendering and baking animations and simulations; and particle systems and emitters. Activities and projects promote key 3D animation concepts including frames and key frames, squash and stretch, action strips, walk cycles and poses, and trajectories. Students develop the skills needed to design and create animations with an understanding of the skills needed to succeed as professional animators. (Prerequisite: 3D Art I – Modeling).

  ELE Audio Engineering Grade 9 1 Semesters

This introductory, supplemental course teaches the four main steps of professional audio engineering: recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. Through a series of Audacity® software projects, students learn tones and waveforms, recording studios and formats, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW®), syncing audio, and many other topics relating to the field of audio engineering. Activities include echo and reverb effects; encoding and exporting audio; mastering audio files and mixing samples to create a new track; equalizing, compressing, and normalizing audio files; and adding fading and crossfading.

  ELE Career Planning and Development Grade 9 1 Semesters

Introducing high school students to the working world, this course provides the knowledge and insight necessary to compete in today’s challenging job market. This relevant and timely course helps students investigate careers as they apply to personal interests and abilities, develop the skills and job search documents needed to enter the workforce, explore the rights of workers and traits of effective employees, and address the importance of professionalism and responsibility as careers change and evolve. This one-semester course includes lessons in which students create a self-assessment profile, a cover letter, and a resume that can be used in their educational or career portfolio.

 

 ELE Computer Applications - Office 2010 Grade 9 2 Semesters

This full-year course introduces students to the features and functionality of the most widely used productivity software in the world: Microsoft® Office®. Through video instruction, interactive skill demonstrations, and numerous hands-on practice assignments, students learn to develop, edit and share Office® 2010 documents for both personal and professional use. By the end of this course, students will have developed basic proficiency in the most common tools and features of the Microsoft® Office® 2010 suite of applications: Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®.

  ELE Computer Applications - Office 2010 A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course introduces students to the features and functionality of the most widely used productivity software in the world: Microsoft® Office®. Through video instruction, interactive skill demonstrations, and numerous hands-on practice assignments, students learn to develop, edit and share Office® 2010 documents for both personal and professional use. By the end of this course, students will have developed basic proficiency in the most common tools and features of the Microsoft® Office® 2010 suite of applications: Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®.

  ELE Computer Applications - Office 2010 B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course introduces students to the features and functionality of the most widely used productivity software in the world: Microsoft® Office®. Through video instruction, interactive skill demonstrations, and numerous hands-on practice assignments, students learn to develop, edit and share Office® 2010 documents for both personal and professional use. By the end of this course, students will have developed basic proficiency in the most common tools and features of the Microsoft® Office® 2010 suite of applications: Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®.

 

 ELE Computer Science I Grade 9 1 Semesters

This one-semester course introduces students to the basics of computer science through a series of Python® programming projects that encourage creativity and experimentation. Students create a diverse portfolio of projects as they learn commands and functions, values and variables, Graphical User Interface, modular and object-oriented programming, and events and event-driven processes. Students also learn loops, debugging techniques, software-development processes, arrays and sets, generators and namespaces, packages and libraries, randomness, file handling, and how to program simple games. Students explore careers in programming, including profiles from a wide variety of programming professionals.

  ELE Computer Science II Grade 9 1 Semesters

In this one-semester computer science course, students will learn the basics of programming through hands-on projects that encourage creativity and experimentation. Students will apply key computer science concepts to programs created in and run by Python, a programming language with simple syntax and flexible, robust performance. Python runs on most operating systems and is used professionally to write web applications, desktop applications, and many other types of software programs. Students will learn about the real-world experiences of computer science professionals through personal questionnaires. By the end of this course, students will have the conceptual background and many of the fundamental skills needed to get started as a programmer in Python or in any programming language. Project-based learning walks students through writing code, and course assignments build on what they learn.

  ELE Digital Arts I Grade 9 1 Semesters

Digital Arts focuses on building a solid foundation of the elements of art and design: line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture. Topics include learning processes for evaluating artworks and identifying selected artists’ works, styles, and historical periods. Student learn 3D space in a 2D environment; filters, gradients, and highlights; and methods of working with color. By the end of this course, students will have created a unique portfolio of digital artwork, including repeating images to be used as a computer’s desktop background, a logo with text, two images scaled proportionally to one another, and a poster image and layout. Students advance their skills using Inkscape, a free open-source alternative to Adobe® Illustrator®, and also learn new tools such as the Spiral, Bezier, and Paint Bucket Tools. In Part 1 of this course, students will learn the seven elements of visual art: line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture. Part 1 highlights historical artwork, focusing on the ways in which artists have used specific elements of visual art in a variety of ways. After surveying a variety of media and art, students will use digital drawing to apply the elements of visual art in their own work. They will discover career opportunities in the design, production, display, and presentation of digital artwork. Students will respond to the artwork of others and learn how to combine artistic elements to create finished pieces that effectively communicate ideas. The course assignments in Part 1 build toward a finished still-life drawing that incorporates all seven elements of visual art.

 

 ELE Digital Arts II Grade 9 1 Semesters

Digital Arts focuses on building a solid foundation of the elements of art and design: line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture. Topics include learning processes for evaluating artworks and identifying selected artists’ works, styles, and historical periods. Student learn 3D space in a 2D environment; filters, gradients, and highlights; and methods of working with color. By the end of this course, students will have created a unique portfolio of digital artwork, including repeating images to be used as a computer’s desktop background, a logo with text, two images scaled proportionally to one another, and a poster image and layout. Students advance their skills using Inkscape, a free open-source alternative to Adobe® Illustrator®, and also learn new tools such as the Spiral, Bezier, and Paint Bucket Tools. In Part 2 of this course, students will build on the skills and concepts learned in Part 1 to further develop a vocabulary of digital design elements. Part 2 includes a review of the skills and concepts learned in Part 1 to support the more advanced techniques described in Part 2. Students will learn about the principles of design and use them to create their own unique artwork. The principles of design include repetition, pattern, contrast, variety, movement, rhythm, proportion, balance, emphasis, dominance, unity, and harmony. By the end of Part 2, students will have created a collection of art projects for a digital design portfolio. The course assignments in Part 2 teach students how to analyze the use of principles of design in specific artwork, and then apply those principles in student work.

  ELE Engineering Design I Grade 9 1 Semesters

Engineering Design introduces students to computer-aided design including the creation of geometric forms, interpreting 2D and 3D drawings of objects, and editing isometric and perspective drawings in a professional CAD environment. Students learn the steps of the design process by modeling and building paper towers, bridges, or platforms. Projects include orthographic projections of 3D objects, isometric drawings, designing a 3D container, and applying math and geometry skills to models and engineering processes. Students produce drawings to meet design specifications, create oblique and perspective CAD drawings, edit drawings in a 3D CAD environment, and apply reverse engineering to an object to explore its parts, aesthetics, and manufacturing process. Students also learn CreoTM Elements/DirectTM, a 3D CAD modeling program used by professional engineers. In Part 1 of this course, students will master the basics of CAD software: creating points, lines, geometric forms, isometric drawings, and 3D models. Students will learn how to translate initial concepts into functional designs and 3D walkthroughs. Students will explore career options for engineers and CAD designers.

 

 ELE Engineering Design II Grade 9 1 Semesters

Engineering Design introduces students to computer-aided design including the creation of geometric forms, interpreting 2D and 3D drawings of objects, and editing isometric and perspective drawings in a professional CAD environment. Students learn the steps of the design process by modeling and building paper towers, bridges, or platforms. Projects include orthographic projections of 3D objects, isometric drawings, designing a 3D container, and applying math and geometry skills to models and engineering processes. Students produce drawings to meet design specifications, create oblique and perspective CAD drawings, edit drawings in a 3D CAD environment, and apply reverse engineering to an object to explore its parts, aesthetics, and manufacturing process. Students also learn CreoTM Elements/DirectTM, a 3D CAD modeling program used by professional engineers. In Part 2 of this course, students will continue to develop the engineering and computer-aided design skills gained in Part 1. Students will continue to explore the principles of 2D and 3D modeling and design using CreoTM Elements/DirectTM Modeling Personal Edition, and build on the math and reasoning skills essential to engineering. The hands-on experience students will gain through completing design challenges, product analyses, and more will equip them with the tools engineers need to succeed.

  ELE Foundations of Personal Wellness Grade 9 2 Semesters

Foundations of Personal Wellness is a yearlong course which combines a wide range of health and fitness concepts, creating a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of wellness. The course uses pedagogical planning to ensure that as students investigate fitness and physical health, they are also learning about the nature of social interactions and how to plan a healthy lifestyle. The course fulfills both health and physical education standards at the state and national level.

  ELE Foundations of Personal Wellness A Grade 9 1 Semesters

Foundations of Personal Wellness A is a course which combines a wide range of health and fitness concepts, creating a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of wellness. The course uses pedagogical planning to ensure that as students investigate fitness and physical health, they are also learning about the nature of social interactions and how to plan a healthy lifestyle. The course fulfills both health and physical education standards at the state and national level.

 

 ELE Foundations of Personal Wellness B Grade 9 1 Semesters

Foundations of Personal Wellness B is a course which combines a wide range of health and fitness concepts, creating a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of wellness. The course uses pedagogical planning to ensure that as students investigate fitness and physical health, they are also learning about the nature of social interactions and how to plan a healthy lifestyle. The course fulfills both health and physical education standards at the state and national level.

  ELE Game Design Grade 9 1 Semesters

Utilizing the Multimedia Fusion 2® software program, this supplemental course allows students to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of game design and development. Students create an impressive portfolio of interactive, engaging games such as a classic two-player ping-pong game, a block-breaking action game, and a maze game with moving obstacles. Students learn the MMF2 language of events, conditions, and actions; game objects that track scores, lives, time, and more; and automated, random, and user-controlled movement. Topics include libraries, game sounds, and game-design concepts including objects, layers and frames, cursors and crosshairs, pixels and coordinates, calculations, title and end screens, and looping animations.

  ELE Health Science Concepts Grade 9 2 Semesters

This yearlong course introduces high school students to the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology—including the organization of the body, cellular functions, and the chemistry of life. As they progress through each unit, students learn about the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and the career specialties associated with each system. Students investigate basic medical terminology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are introduced to these fundamental health science concepts through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments. This course is intended to provide students with a strong base of core knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health science career pathways.

  ELE Health Science Concepts A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course introduces high school students to the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology—including the organization of the body, cellular functions, and the chemistry of life. As they progress through each unit, students learn about the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and the career specialties associated with each system. Students investigate basic medical terminology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are introduced to these fundamental health science concepts through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments. This course is intended to provide students with a strong base of core knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health science career pathways.

  ELE Health Science Concepts B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course introduces high school students to the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology—including the organization of the body, cellular functions, and the chemistry of life. As they progress through each unit, students learn about the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and the career specialties associated with each system. Students investigate basic medical terminology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are introduced to these fundamental health science concepts through direct instruction, interactive tasks, and practice assignments. This course is intended to provide students with a strong base of core knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health science career pathways.

  ELE Healthy Living Grade 9 1 Semesters

Healthy Living is a one-semester course designed to encourage students to make responsible, respectful, informed, and capable decisions about topics that affect the well-being of themselves and others. The course provides students with targeted and pertinent information, which they can utilize to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns. Critical thinking and decision- making skills are taught and practiced throughout the course, as students are encouraged to recognize that they have the power to choose healthy behaviors in order to reduce risks. Areas to be explored include: making responsible decisions; communicating effectively; mental & emotional health; building self-esteem; adolescence relationships & responsibilities; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; human sexuality; families & family relationships; preventing abuse & violence; and peer pressure.

  ELE Intro to Entrepreneurship I Grade 9 1 Semesters

This one-semester course teaches the key skills and concepts students need to know to plan and launch a business. Students learn about real-life teen entrepreneurs; characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; how to attract investors and manage expenses; sales stages, planning, and budgeting; how to generate business ideas and create a business plan; and how to promote and market a company. Topics include exploring factors of business success and failure, economic systems, competition, production, costs and pricing, accounting, bookkeeping, and financial reporting, working with others, and successfully managing employees. Part 1 of this course covers the role of entrepreneurship in society and how to pursue entrepreneurship as a career; an introduction to economic principles related to business and industry; and an exploration of the process of starting, organizing, and promoting a new business.

  ELE Intro to Entrepreneurship II Grade 9 1 Semesters

This one-semester course teaches the key skills and concepts students need to know to plan and launch a business. Students learn about real-life teen entrepreneurs; characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; how to attract investors and manage expenses; sales stages, planning, and budgeting; how to generate business ideas and create a business plan; and how to promote and market a company. Topics include exploring factors of business success and failure, economic systems, competition, production, costs and pricing, accounting, bookkeeping, and financial reporting, working with others, and successfully managing employees. Part 2 of this course covers microeconomic concepts on how businesses strategize on sales and pricing; topics in personal finance, including how to manage personal credit; accounting, taxes, and laws that affect small businesses; the ways in which culture, globalization, and technology affect the success of an entrepreneurial venture; and positive workplace skills that students can apply on the job.

  ELE Introduction to Art Grade 9 1 Semesters

Covering art appreciation and the beginning of art history, this course encourages students to gain an understanding and appreciation of art in their everyday lives. Presented in an engaging format, this one-semester course provides an overview of many introductory themes: the definition of art, the cultural purpose of art, visual elements of art, terminology and principles of design, and two- and three-dimensional media and techniques. Tracing the history of art, high school students enrolled in the course also explore the following time periods and places: prehistoric art, art in ancient civilizations, and world art before 1400.

  ELE Introduction to Business Grade 9 2 Semesters

In this two-semester introductory course, students learn the principles of business using real-world examples—learning what it takes to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. This course covers an introduction to economics, costs and profit, and different business types. Students are introduced to techniques for managing money, personally and as a business, and taxes and credit; the basics of financing a business; how a business relates to society both locally and globally; how to identify a business opportunity; and techniques for planning, executing, and marketing a business to respond to that opportunity.

  ELE Introduction to Business A Grade 9 1 Semesters

In this introductory course, students learn the principles of business using real-world examples—learning what it takes to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. This course covers an introduction to economics, costs and profit, and different business types. Students are introduced to techniques for managing money, personally and as a business, and taxes and credit; the basics of financing a business; how a business relates to society both locally and globally; how to identify a business opportunity; and techniques for planning, executing, and marketing a business to respond to that opportunity.

  ELE Introduction to Business B Grade 9 1 Semesters

In this introductory course, students learn the principles of business using real-world examples—learning what it takes to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. This course covers an introduction to economics, costs and profit, and different business types. Students are introduced to techniques for managing money, personally and as a business, and taxes and credit; the basics of financing a business; how a business relates to society both locally and globally; how to identify a business opportunity; and techniques for planning, executing, and marketing a business to respond to that opportunity.

  ELE Introduction to Health Science Grade 9 2 Semesters

This high school course introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students learn terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the health care field.

  ELE Introduction to Health Science A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This high school course introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students learn terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the health care field.

  ELE Introduction to Health Science B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This high school course introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students learn terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the health care field.

  ELE Introduction to Information Technology Grade 9 2 Semesters

This course introduces students to the essential technical and professional skills required in the field of Information Technology (IT). Through hands-on projects and written assignments, students gain an understanding of the operation of computers, computer networks, Internet fundamentals, programming, and computer support. Students also learn about the social impact of technological change and the ethical issues related to technology. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the field of IT.

  ELE Introduction to Information Technology A Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course introduces students to the essential technical and professional skills required in the field of Information Technology (IT). Through hands-on projects and written assignments, students gain an understanding of the operation of computers, computer networks, Internet fundamentals, programming, and computer support. Students also learn about the social impact of technological change and the ethical issues related to technology. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the field of IT.

  ELE Introduction to Information Technology B Grade 9 1 Semesters

This course introduces students to the essential technical and professional skills required in the field of Information Technology (IT). Through hands-on projects and written assignments, students gain an understanding of the operation of computers, computer networks, Internet fundamentals, programming, and computer support. Students also learn about the social impact of technological change and the ethical issues related to technology. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the field of IT.

  ELE Lifetime Fitness Grade 9 1 Semesters

Lifetime Fitness is a one-semester course that combines comprehensive online instruction with student participation in fitness activities. Throughout the course, students assess individual fitness levels according to the five components of physical fitness: cardiovascular health, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Through the application of personal fitness assessments, students will design a fitness program to meet their individual fitness goals. Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge to stay fit and active throughout their lifetime. Areas to be explored include: safe exercising and injury prevention; cardiovascular health; muscular strength and endurance; flexibility; nutrition and weight management; lifetime fitness; consumer product evaluation; biomechanical principles; team and individual sports; and stress management.

  ELE Personal Finance Grade 9 1 Semesters

This introductory finance course teaches what it takes to understand the world of finance and make informed decisions about managing finances. Students learn more about economics and become more confident in setting and researching financial goals as they develop the core skills needed to be successful. In this one-semester course, students learn how to open bank accounts, invest money, apply for loans, apply for insurance, explore careers, manage business finances, make decisions about major purchases, and more. Students will be inspired by stories from finance professionals and individuals who have reached their financial goals.

  ELE Spanish I Grade 9 2 Semesters

Students begin their introduction to high school Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas.

  ELE Spanish I A Grade 9 1 Semesters

Students begin their introduction to high school Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas.

  ELE Spanish I B Grade 9 1 Semesters

Students begin their introduction to high school Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and multimedia cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas.

  ELE Strategies for Academic Success Grade 9 1 Semesters

Offering a comprehensive analysis of different types of motivation, study habits, and learning styles, this one-semester course encourages high school students to take control of their learning by exploring varying strategies for success. Providing engaging lessons that will help students identify what works best for them individually, this one-semester course covers important study skills, such as strategies for taking high-quality notes, memorization techniques, test-taking strategies, benefits of visual aids, and reading techniques.

  Personal Finance Grade 9 1 Semesters

  ELE Art History I Grade 10 1 Semesters

Introducing art within historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts for understanding art and architecture through the ages, this course offers high school students an in-depth overview of art throughout history, with lessons organized by chronological and historical order and world regions. Students enrolled in this one-semester course cover topics including early Medieval and Romanesque art; art in the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries; fifteenth-century art in Europe; sixteenth-century art in Italy; the master artists; High Renaissance and Baroque art; world art, which includes the art of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific cultures; eighteenth and nineteenth-century art in Europe and the Americas; and modern art in Europe and the Americas.

  ELE Spanish II Grade 10 2 Semesters

High school students continue their introduction to Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas, and assessments.

  ELE Spanish II A Grade 10 1 Semesters

High school students continue their introduction to Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas, and assessments.

  ELE Spanish II B Grade 10 1 Semesters

High school students continue their introduction to Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of an ongoing adventure story, a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, cultural presentations covering major Spanish-speaking areas in Europe and the Americas, and assessments.

  ELE Nursing Assistant Grade 11 2 Semesters

This two-semester course prepares students to provide and assist with all aspects of activities of daily living and medical care for the adult patient in hospital, long-term care, and home settings. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students are taught the basics of nurse assisting, including interpersonal skills, medical terminology and procedures, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, emergency skills, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course from an approved program prepares the student for state certification for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

  ELE Nursing Assistant A Grade 11 1 Semesters

This course prepares students to provide and assist with all aspects of activities of daily living and medical care for the adult patient in hospital, long-term care, and home settings. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students are taught the basics of nurse assisting, including interpersonal skills, medical terminology and procedures, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, emergency skills, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course from an approved program prepares the student for state certification for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

  ELE Nursing Assistant B Grade 11 1 Semesters

This course prepares students to provide and assist with all aspects of activities of daily living and medical care for the adult patient in hospital, long-term care, and home settings. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students are taught the basics of nurse assisting, including interpersonal skills, medical terminology and procedures, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, emergency skills, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course from an approved program prepares the student for state certification for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

  ELE Pharmacy Technician Grade 11 2 Semesters

This two-semester course prepares students for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and covers the skills needed for the pharmacy technician field. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn the basics of pharmacy assisting, including various pharmacy calculations and measurements, pharmacy law, pharmacology, medical terminology and abbreviations, medicinal drugs, sterile techniques, USP 795 and 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in the pharmacy, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

 

 ELE Pharmacy Technician A Grade 11 1 Semesters

This course prepares students for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and covers the skills needed for the pharmacy technician field. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn the basics of pharmacy assisting, including various pharmacy calculations and measurements, pharmacy law, pharmacology, medical terminology and abbreviations, medicinal drugs, sterile techniques, USP 795 and 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in the pharmacy, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

  ELE Pharmacy Technician B Grade 11 1 Semesters

This course prepares students for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and covers the skills needed for the pharmacy technician field. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn the basics of pharmacy assisting, including various pharmacy calculations and measurements, pharmacy law, pharmacology, medical terminology and abbreviations, medicinal drugs, sterile techniques, USP 795 and 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in the pharmacy, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

  ELE Sociology Grade 11 1 Semesters

Providing insight into the human dynamics of our diverse society, this is an engaging, one-semester course that delves into the fundamental concepts of sociology. This interactive course, designed for high school students, covers cultural diversity and conformity, basic structures of society, individuals and socialization, stages of human development as they relate to sociology, deviance from social norms, social stratification, racial and ethnic interactions, gender roles, family structure, the economic and political aspects of sociology, the sociology of public institutions, and collective human behavior, both historically and in modern times.

  ELE Psychology Grade 12 2 Semesters

This two-semester course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspectives. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

  ELE Psychology A Grade 12 1 Semesters

This course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspectives. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

  ELE Psychology B Grade 12 1 Semesters

This course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspectives. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

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