Course Offerings

English

English 1-2/English 1-2 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course examines the writing process and the reading process, including reading fluency, comprehension, and literature, informational text, grammar, vocabulary, spelling and research. 

English 3-4/English 3-4 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: English 1-2; English 1-2 Course Test Proficiency of 60% or higher 
This course integrates the principles of survey literature and composition. Course content combines the study and skill of effective writing for a variety of purposes. Writing exercises emphasize the writing process, research, critical and creative thinking, language skills; and are based on literary models. Literature study introduces literary terminology, critical and analytical reading, and appreciation of literature.

English 5-6 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: English 3-4; English 3-4 Course Test Proficiency of 60% or higher
This course integrates the modes of expository essay writing with the study of American literature. Course content combines the study of literary models of fiction and nonfiction, and the composition skills of exposition. Composition emphasis is on research skills, development of language skills, and multi-paragraph essays.  Literary emphasis is on themes and literary movements in America.

English 7-8 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: English 5-6; English 5-6 Course Test Proficiency of 60% or higher 
This course integrates writing for a variety of purposes and audiences with literature study. Writing includes a focus on “real world” skills, including expository, communication, research and analysis modes. Universal themes in literature are explored in a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama selections. Readings from a broad variety of authors (western civilization, world and English literature, multicultural literature, mythology, science fiction and fantasy literature) are surveyed.

Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition (2.0 Credits)
Prerequisites: English 3-4
This AP course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as specific elements such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.

Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition (2.0 Credits)
Prerequisites: English 5-6 and/or AP English Literature and Composition 
This AP course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.

Mathematics

Algebra 1 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course includes the skills, strategies and vocabulary involved in algebraic problem solving, discrete math, functions and relationships, algebraic representations, data analysis and analysis of change.

Geometry (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1A-1B; Algebra 1A-1B Course Test Proficiency of 60% or higher 
This course includes communicating with the vocabulary and notation of geometry, inductive and deductive reasoning, measurement, coordinate geometry, problem solving and applications of geometric theorems, properties and proofs as well as algorithmic thinking. Students will make connections between geometry, algebra, statistics and number theory.

Algebra 2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Algebra 1A-1B; Geometry 1A-1B; Geometry 1A-1B Course Test Proficiency of 60% or higher
This course extends and applies the concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. The curriculum includes the study of linear and quadratic functions, complex numbers, linear systems, powers, roots and radicals, exponential functions, probability, matrices and summary statistics.

Pre-Calculus (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2A-2B; Algebra 2A-2B Course Test Proficiency of 60%+
The course provides an introductory understanding of convergence and divergence; contextual problem solving of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; an intuitive understanding of limits and continuity; modeling motion using parametric equations and vectors; and using technology to explore and support conjectures.  Students will develop skills to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data as well as justify their reasoning and understanding verbally, in writing, and with models.

AP Statistics (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2A-2B or Pre-Calculus A-B
This AP course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.

MAT 151-College Algebra (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: College Placement Test
This dual enrollment course is a detailed study of the basic concepts of algebra, including first and second degree equations and inequalities, graphs of linear and quadratic functions, conic sections, polynomial functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, systems of equations including Gaussian elimination. 

MAT 187-Pre Calculus (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or MAT 150 College Algebra
This dual enrollment course is designed for review of those algebraic concepts needed for the study of calculus. The course includes a more thorough study of algebraic and trigonometric functions. The course emphasizes linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphs of linear and quadratic functions, conic sections, polynomial functions, systems of equations, matrices and determinants mathematical induction, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, and right and oblique triangles.

MAT 220-Caluclus I (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: MAT 187 Pre Calculus
This dual enrollment course is the first of a sequence of three courses combining the subject matter of analytic geometry and calculus. Functions and their graphs are studied with special attention to differentiation, limits, rules and integration using various techniques. Applications of both differentiation and integration are covered.

Math 230-Caluclus II (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: MAT 220 Calculus I
This dual enrollment course is the second of a sequence of three courses combining the subject matter of analytic geometry and calculus. Functions and their graphs are studied with special attention to differentiation, limits, rules and integration using various techniques. Applications of both differentiation and integration are covered.

Math 240-Caluclus III (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: MAT 230 Calculus II
This dual enrollment course is the third of a sequence of three courses combining the subject matter of analytic geometry and calculus. Functions and their graphs are studied with special attention to differentiation, limits, rules and integration using various techniques. Applications of both differentiation and integration are covered.
Science

Science

Chemistry 1-2/Chemistry 1-2 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course examines scientific investigation through hands on laboratory experimentation and the use of conceptual models. Course topics include properties and composition of substances; qualitative and quantitative relationships and measurements of energy; and products of chemical reactions. 

Biology 1-2/Biology 1-2 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite:  Chemistry 1-2
This course examines scientific investigation and the concepts of change and diversity. Course topics include classification, molecular biology, energy production and use, and homeostasis. 

Physics 1-2/Physics 1-2 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
This course presents major topics within the field of mechanics in great detail. It is highly mathematical in natur and maintains a fast pace  through topics. Understanding of algebraic representation and graphical analysis of relationships will be especially stressed.

Environmental Science 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 1-2 and Biology 1-2
This course presents the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the inter-relationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze both natural and man-made environmental problems.

AP Environmental Science (2.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 1-2 and Biology 1-2
This AP course presents the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the inter-relationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.

AP Biology (2.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Biology 1-2
This AP course is a lab course for students to cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes-energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions.

AP Chemistry (2.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 1-2
This AP course is a lab course for students to cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.

AP Physics 1 (2.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, or AP Chemistry
This AP course is the first of two algebra-based physics courses covering the topics of fluids; thermodynamics; electrical force, field, and potential; electric circuits; magnetism and electromagnetic induction; geometric and physical optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

Social Studies

World History 1-2/World History 1-2 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course examines the major cultural, political, social, and economic developments of western cultures from the rise of civilizations to the Industrial Revolution. Primary source documents, the historical method, and research and writing in the discipline of history are emphasized.

U.S History 1-2/U.S. History 1-2 Honors (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: World History 1-2
This course examines American History from its pre-Columbian past until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing and critical thinking as well as the differences between primary and secondary literature and how historians string facts together to compose historical narrative.

Government (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: U.S. History 1-2
This course examines the American political system, its framework, traditions and values in order for students to develop an enthusiasm for American democracy.

Economics (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisite: U.S. History 1-2
This course examines the American economic system with an emphasis on micro- and macro-economic issues including the study economic principles and systems, supply and demand, price and competition, business organizations, money and banking, and finance. 

AP United States History (2.00 credits)
Prerequisite: English 3-4 and U.S. History 1-2
This AP course will cover extensive chronological periods and readings from American History on a broad variety of topics such as economic history, cultural and intellectual history, social history, political–constitutional history, and diplomatic history.

AP World History: Modern (2.00 credits)
Prerequisite: English 3-4 and World History 1-2
This AP course will investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.

AP Microeconomics (2.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Government and Economics
This AP course provides a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system.  The course will emphasize the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

Foreign Languages 

Spanish 1 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will emphasize conversational Spanish skills and provide students with the linguistic and cultural foundation.

Spanish 2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Spanish 1 
This course will be in-depth study of Spanish, requiring the student to think in the language. The course will utilize periodicals and other materials to help students become more fluent in the language with an emphasis on grammar and conversation.

Spanish 3 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Spanish 1 
This course will be in-depth study of Spanish, furthering the students understanding of the language by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.
AP Spanish Language and Culture (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
This AP course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations.

French 1 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will emphasize conversational French skills and provide students with the linguistic and cultural foundation.

French 2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: French 1 
This course will be in-depth study of French, requiring the student to think in the language. The course will utilize periodicals and other materials to help students become more fluent in the language with an emphasis on grammar and conversation.

French 3 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: French 1 and French 2
This course will be in-depth study of French, furthering the students understanding of the language by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.

German 1 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will emphasize conversational German skills and provide students with the linguistic and cultural foundation.

German 2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: German 2 
This course will be in-depth study of German, requiring the student to think in the language. The course will utilize periodicals and other materials to help students become more fluent in the language with an emphasis on grammar and conversation.

Mandarin 1 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: None
This course will cover the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, with a focus on communication. Emphasis will be placed upon learning tones, Romanization, and character formation to facilitate study. Students will also acquire a general knowledge of Chinese culture, geography, and history.

Mandarin 2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: Mandarin 1
This course will provide the opportunity for students to expand their capabilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese. A continuation of cultural topics, geography, and history will also be covered.

Mandarin 3 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Mandarin 1 and Mandarin 2
This course will be in-depth study of Mandarin, furthering the students understanding of the language by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.

Latin 1 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course will emphasize reading and comprehension skills with a focus on translating Latin for conceptual understanding as well as provide students with the linguistic foundation.

Latin 2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Latin 1 
This course will be in-depth study of Latin, focusing on contextualization and analysis of Latin texts.  The course will emphasize literacy in the language.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisite: None
This course will use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. This course will include research and analysis, teamwork, various communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation.

Principals of Engineering (POE) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: IED and Algebra 2
This course will cover some of the major concepts student will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems by designing, creating and presenting solutions to various challenges.  

Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course will require students to complete long-term projects that involve the development of property sites. As students learn about various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, they apply what they learn to the design and development of a property. Students work in teams, exploring hands-on activities and projects to learn the characteristics of civil engineering and architecture. In addition, students use 3D design software to help them design solutions to solve major course projects. 

Aerospace Engineering (AE) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course will explore the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight, learning the physics of flight and basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software.  Students will learn by designing airfoils, propulsion systems, rockets and robotic systems.

Digital Electronics (DE) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will study the electronic circuits used to process and control digital signals, represented by two discrete voltages or logic levels.  The major focus of the course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Cybersecurity (CSC) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will study the field of cybersecurity through problem-based learning, where students role-play as cybersecurity experts and train as cybersecurity experts do.  The major focus of the course is to give students a broad exposure to the many aspects of digital and information security, while encouraging socially responsible choices and ethical behavior.  The course examines personal, system, network, and applied cybersecurity.

Engineering Design & Development (EDD) (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: POE and Algebra 2; 12th Grade Student
This capstone course allows students to design a solution to a technical problem of their choosing. Students will work in teams to research, design, test, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. The team presents and defends their solution to a panel of outside reviewers at the conclusion of the course. The use of 3D design software helps students design solutions to the problem their team has chosen. 

AP Computer Science Principles (2.00 credits)
Prerequisite: IED and POE
This AP course offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, and computing impacts.  The course provides students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving.

Fine Arts

Beginning Band/Beginning Strings (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course will cover how to read music and perform with competence with an emphasis on basic musical skills and technical skills based on individual instruments. Students will have an opportunity to audition for performance ensembles at the school.  Students will be expected to rent instruments and purchase a method book.

Advanced Band/Advanced Strings (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: Beginning Band
This course is a continuation of the beginning band course.  Students will learn the basic techniques for playing various types of music.  Students in this course participate in performance ensembles at the school.  Students will be expected to rent instruments and purchase a method book.

Honors Band 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Beginning and Advanced Band
This course is an advanced study of band.  Students will further their development of musical expression through independent works and performance on the instruments of their choice.  Students will be expected to provide their own instruments for the course.

Beginning Choir (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course will teach proper vocal production, self-confidence, and self-discipline.  Students will learn to sight-read music as well as learn basic music theory.  Students will have the opportunity to audition for performance ensembles at the school.

Advanced Choir (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: Beginning Choir
This course is a continuation of the beginning Choral course.  Students will continue to develop their reading and vocal skills.  Students in this course participate in performance ensembles at the school.

Beginning Visual Arts (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course will cover the foundations and visual language of art while exploring all types of media and creating projects in drawing, painting, and sculpture.  A $25 fee will be charged for this course.

Advanced Visual Arts (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: Beginning Visual Arts
This course is a continuation of the beginning visual arts course.  Students will further enhance their artistic expression through various techniques and art mediums including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, and printmaking.  A $25 fee will be charged for this course.

Studio Art 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Beginning and Advanced Visual Arts
This course is an advanced study of visual arts.  Students will further their development of artistic expression through independent works using various techniques and art mediums including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, and printmaking.  A $25 fee will be charged for this course.

Beginning Drama and Production (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
The course will include instruction in acting through study of dramatic literature and its social/historical context, and through the application of vocal and movement techniques for effective communication as well as the art of stagecraft including rigging, lighting, sound, make-up, costume design and construction.  Students will have the opportunity to audition for performance ensembles at the school.
Advanced Drama and Production (0.50 Credit)
Prerequisites: Beginning Drama and Production
This course is a continuation of the beginning drama and production course.  Students will learn detailed techniques of acting along with practical application of techniques such as producing and directing theatrical productions.  Students in this course participate in performance ensembles at the school.

Physical Education 

Health 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will introduce students to the many aspects of physical and mental health. The course topics will include nutrition, exercise and fitness; disease and substance abuse prevention; and positive mental health education. Students will learn to assess their own physical and mental health levels in order to evaluate individual needs.

Physical Education 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course will teach students how to apply the components of health-related fitness, proper nutrition and physiology. Students will participate in individual and team sports, and fitness activities, which will include cardiovascular activities, resistance training, and individual fitness assessments.

Strength & Conditioning 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning.

Weight Training 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None 
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to improve muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility through core lifting.  Course components include weight room safety, warm-up and cool down procedures, lifting techniques and safety, major muscle identification, and individual goal setting.  

Electives

Art History 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: World History
This course is a study of art as a means of examining the way other people have seen the world.  The course covers art and it implications from ancient cultures and the medieval era through the ages of global conflict and post-colonialism.

Geography 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course is a study of the world’s peoples, places, and environments, with a focus on world regions.  Particular emphasis is placed on the students’ understanding and applying of geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives.

Psychology 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Government & Economics
This course is a beginning study of the subject of psychology. Some of the topics covered include the principles of learning, types of personality, understanding human behavior, patterns of behavior, emotional and behavioral adjustments, group influences, and psychology and society.

Sociology 1-2 (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Government & Economics
This course is a beginning study of the subject of human relationships. Some of the topics covered include the family, social groups, minorities, propaganda, education, and rural and urban problems.

Media & Technology (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course explores the use of word, pictures, and sounds in multimedia communication.  The course covers message design (both content and presentation), visual and sound media (recording, editing, formatting) and all of the stages of production from concept to delivery.

Digital Art & Design (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course explores the art of photography and cinematography in a digital format with an emphasis on the creative process of art production and principles of style and design.

Drafting & Design (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: None
This course explores the drafting and design industry. Some of the topics covered include small working drawings, pictorials, and diagrams of mechanical subjects.

3D Drafting & Design (1.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: Drafting & Design
This course explores the drafting and design of three dimensional solid models, assemblies, drawings and renderings of mechanical subjects.

Senior Internship (2.00 Credit)
Prerequisites: 12th Grade Student
This course will expose students to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences. Students will have the opportunity to participate in internships to confirm career choices and acquire a realistic understanding of the workplace.