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Semester Courses are $225, effective August 8, 2016

Math

Algebra 1A

Course Description

Algebra 1A sets the building blocks for solving equations which lead to the ability to solve linear equations, from which you will progress to systems of equations and inequalities.

Required Course…

Algebra 1B

Course Description

Algebra 1B continues with your knowledge of solving equations but expands to include quadratic equations and exponential functions, plus a variety of algebraic tools that are useful beyond Algebra 1 and prepare you for Algebra 2.

Geometry A

Course Description

Geometry is the study of points, lines, surfaces, shapes, 3-dimensional solids, and the relationships that exist between them.

Geometry B

Course Description

Geometry is the study of points, lines, surfaces, shapes, 3-dimensional solids, and the relationships that exist between them.

Algebra 2A

Course Description

In Algebra 2 you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating quadratic functions and expanding to cubic, exponential, rational and higher order polynomial functions.

Algebra 2B

Course Description

In Algebra 2 you will add to your bank of function knowledge by further investigating quadratic functions and expanding to cubic, exponential, rational and higher order polynomial functions.

Precalculus A

Course Description

Pre-Calculus A is the first course in a two-semester series that covers a variety of topics to prepare you for more advanced calculus courses. The course starts with functions and graphs, including polynomial and rational functions. It continues…

Precalculus B

Course Description

Pre-Calculus B is the second course in a two-semester series that covers a variety of topics to prepare you for more advanced calculus courses. The course starts with trigonometric functions and their applications, then continues with an introduction…

Science

Integrated Physics & Chemistry A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to integrate the disciplines of Physics and Chemistry at the introductory level. Topics studied include: force and motion; waves; energy transformations; properties of matter; changes in matter and solution…

Integrated Physics & Chemistry B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to integrate the disciplines of Physics and Chemistry at the introductory level. Topics studied include: force and motion; waves; energy transformations; properties of matter; changes in matter and solution…

Biology 1A

Course Description

Biology 1A is the first course of a two semester series. The course explores the nature and organization of living things.

Biology 1B

Course Description

Biology 1B is the second course of a two-semester series. The course explores the nature and organization of living things.

Chemistry 1A

Course Description

This course will focus on what elements are made of, how we can tell them apart from each other, the history behind our scientific understanding of the elements, and how and why they can form different substances.

Chemistry 1B

Course Description

In the second semester of chemistry, the properties and structure of the atom are used to explain macroscopic properties of various systems.

Physics 1A

Course Description

Physics is an organized, systematic body of knowledge that aims at understanding, describing, and predicting events in the natural world.

Physics 1B

Course Description

Physics is an organized, systematic body of knowledge that aims at understanding, describing, and predicting events in the natural world.

Environmental Systems A

Course Description

Environmental Systems A, the first course of a two-semester series, explores the nature of science and the natural world. Students examine environmental issues and learn to make informed decisions using scientific problem solving. Specific topics…

Environmental Systems B

Course Description

Environmental Systems B, the second course of a two-semester series, continues the study of the natural world. Students explore environmental issues and make informed decisions using scientific problem solving. Specific topics include characteristics…

English Language Arts

English 1A

Course Description

English 1 is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. 

English 1B

Course Description

English 1 is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write.

English 2A

Course Description

English 2 is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write. 

English 2B

Course Description

English 2 is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write.

English 3A

Course Description

English 3 is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write.

English 3B

Course Description

English 3 is a two-semester online course designed to improve your ability to communicate, interpret, analyze, read, and write.

English 4A

Course Description

English 4A is a survey course of British literature, covering famous authors and literary works from the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Periods (449–1485) through the English Renaissance (1485–1660), and on through the Restoration and Enlightenment Period, which ended in the late 1790s.

English 4B

Course Description

English 4B is a survey course of British literature that covers famous authors and literary works from the Romantic and Victorian Periods (1798–1832 and 1832–1901) through the early stages of modernism (1901–1950) and the contemporary period (1950–present).

Social Studies & Economics

World Geography A

Course Description

In World Geography you will examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography.

World Geography B

Course Description

World Geography B is the second course in a two-semester series that examines a broad range of geographical perspectives. In this course, you will study several regions to analyze the similarities and differences between each region. You will conduct…

World History A

Course Description

In World History you will examine the people, places, and historical events that shaped the modern world.

World History B

Course Description

World History B is the second course in a two-semester series that examines the European Renaissance, new Asian empires, absolutism, the Enlightenment, nationalism, reform, both world wars, and the contemporary period. In this course, you will discuss…

U.S. History A

Course Description

Historical survey from the post-Civil War era. Introduces the social, economic, and political history of the United States from 1877 to 1929, the Reconstruction to the present. Historical content focuses on the events related to industrialization…

U.S. History B

Course Description

Continuation of U.S. History A; Historical survey from the post-World War I era (1930) to the present. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and…

U.S. Government

Course Description

This course will provide students with knowledge of United States government that will enable them to participate effectively in civic life in America.

Economics

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with theoretical underpinnings and functional knowledge in economics, so they may become informed consumers, producers, and citizens in today’s world.

Language Other Than English (LOTE)

Spanish 1A

Course Description

In Spanish 1A, you will begin learning vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations, such as:

  • greeting people;
  • telling time;
  • talking about the weather;
  • using numbers;
Spanish 1B

Course Description

In Spanish 1B, you will begin learning vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations, such as:

  • describing your family;
  • telling how old someone is;
  • ordering meals in a restaurant;
Spanish 2A

Course Description

In Spanish 2A, you will review and add to vocabulary dealing with: school, clothing, describing people and talking about what people like to do.

You will begin learning vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations, such as giving…

Spanish 2B

Course Description

In Spanish 2B, you will review and add to vocabulary dealing with disasters, accidents, television, movies, food, cooking, traveling, and future professions.

You will learn vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations such as talking…

Spanish 3A

Course Description

An interactive course that focuses on vocabulary and grammar through reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities that involve art and literature from the Spanish-speaking world.

Required Course Materials

You can use either…

Spanish 3B

Course Description

An interactive course that focuses on vocabulary and grammar through reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities that involve art and literature from the Spanish-speaking world.

Required Course Materials

You can use either…

Fine Arts

Art 1A

Course Description

Art 1A has been created to provide the beginning knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate, evaluate, and create works of art. Components include commentaries, activities, and assignments that involve simple execution of artwork, writing, and…

Fundamentals of Art History

Course Description

This one-semester course is designed to develop students’ understanding and appreciation for the visual arts. This course explores the arts, artists, and their cultures from prehistoric times through the present. Students will begin to explore…

Art 1B

Course Description

Art 1B has been created to provide the beginning knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate, evaluate, and create works of art. Components include commentaries, activities, and assignments that involve simple execution of artwork, writing, and…

Music Theory A

Course Description

Music provides a way for students to express themselves artistically, but music also enhances intelligence and creativity. Music Theory A is a semester-long elective course designed to develop students’ visual and aural understanding of the structure…

Music Theory B

Course Description

Music Theory B will expand on the skills you learned in Music Theory A to explore rhythms, chords, scales, key signatures, time signatures, pitch notations, ear training, and music formats to create an original piece of musical composition.

Physical Education

PE 1A: Foundations of Personal Fitness

Course Description

The basic purpose of this course is to motivate students to achieve lifetime personal fitness with an emphasis on the health-related components of physical fitness. The concept of wellness, or striving to reach optimal levels of heath, is the corner…

PE 1B: Bowling & Cycling

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle…

PE 1B: Bowling & Golf

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle…

PE 1B: Bowling & Racquetball

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle…

PE 1B: Cycling & Golf

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle…

PE 1B: Cycling & Racquetball

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle…

PE 1B: Golf & Racquetball

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle…

Electives

Communication Applications

Course Description

Developed in conjunction with members of the business community, Communication Applications is a course designed to provide students with the necessary skills to communicate effectively in both social and professional situations. Students will…

Health 1

Course Description

Covers such topics as stress, nutrition, exercise, drugs, sex, safety, first aid, environment, and death. Promotes decision making and analytical skills for healthier life-style choices. (Notes: This course includes explicit information about birth…

Business Information Management 1A

Course Description

In this course, students will develop skills that will help them make a successful transition to the workforce and post-secondary education. They will learn key aspects of software programs in the Microsoft® Office suite. In addition,…

Business Information Management 1B

Course Description

In this course, students will continue to develop skills that will help them make a successful transition to the workforce and post-secondary education. They will learn key aspects of software programs in the Microsoft® Office suite.…

Psychology

Course Description

In Psychology, an elective course, students study the science of behavior and mental processes. Students examine the full scope of the science of psychology such as the historical framework, methodologies, human development, motivation, emotion,…

Journalism A

Course Description

Journalism A is the first of a two part series that introduces secondary school students to the world of journalism. They will see how their strengths and interests compare with those associated with careers in journalism. In this course, students…

Journalism B

Course Description

Journalism B is the second of a two part series that introduces secondary school students to the world of journalism. Students will explore the changing role of journalism in today’s society. They will gain a basic knowledge of radio, television,…