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Semester Courses are $225, effective August 8, 2016

Math

Algebra 1A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce functions, with a focus on multiple representations.  Also focuses on the exploration of linear functions and how to solve linear equations.  This course is entirely online.

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Algebra 1B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce functions, with a focus on multiple representations. Continues study of the fundamentals of algebraic operations equations of first degree, graphs, ratios and proportions. This course is entirely online. (Prerequisite:…

Geometry A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to present the most of the classical Euclidean geometry together with some topics of solid geometry (especially those emphasizing space perception). Offers the logical development of the subject from undefined terms, postulates,…

Geometry B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to present the most of the classical Euclidean geometry together with some topics of solid geometry (especially those emphasizing space perception). Offers the logical development of the subject from undefined terms, postulates,…

Algebra 2A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce functions, with a focus on multiple representations.  Also focuses on the exploration of linear functions and how to solve linear equations.  This course is entirely online. (Prerequisite: Algebra…

Algebra 2B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce functions, with a focus on multiple representations. Continues study of the fundamentals of algebraic operations equations of first degree, graphs, ratios and proportions. This course is entirely online. (Prerequisite:…

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 A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to study the physical and chemical characteristics of living things, and the makeup and functions of humans. This is a laboratory course.

Required Course Materials

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Biology B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model study of health changes in living things, genetics and conservation. This is a laboratory course.

Required Course Materials

We are temporarily unable to supply you with a science kit for this…

Chemistry A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce chemistry as the study of substances and their reactions. Covers laboratory practices, measurement, atomic structure, the periodic table and trends, nuclear chemistry, writing formulas, naming compounds,…

Chemistry B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to explore chemistry as the study of substances and their reactions. Covers balancing equations physical and chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter and their behavior, reaction rates, solutions,…

Physics A

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to introduce physics. Students will use activities and laboratory exercises to further enforce basic physics concepts. This is a laboratory course. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion;…

Physics B

Course Description

Uses the ASKME® model to explore physics. Students will use activities and laboratory exercises to further enforce basic physics concepts. This is a laboratory course. Students study a variety of topics that include: thermodynamics;…

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

Various forms of literature are studied, with emphasis on developing writing, reading, and analytical skills. Also emphasizes development of grammar skills through exercises Incorporates grammar activities into writing assignments. Introduces literary…

English 1B

Course Description

Continuation of English 1; integrates classical and modern literature with the study of writing, reading, and communication skills. Lessons include sections devoted to analysis, grammar, and vocabulary development. Writing process is stressed, with…

English 2A

Course Description

English 2 incorporates the study of both grammar and literature. A strong writing component includes activities that encourage the development of grammar skills. Writing assignments focus on standard modes of writing. Assignments and exercises…

English 2B

Course Description

Continuation of English 2; incorporating the study of both grammar and literature. A strong writing component includes activities that encourage the development of grammar skills. Course encourages creative writing and reflection on the diverse…

English 3A

Course Description

American literature from its beginnings to the twentieth century. Lessons are arranged in chronological order, beginning with the literature of the Americas and Native Americans and continuing through the post-Civil War period The lessons contain…

English 3B

Course Description

American literature from 1900 to the present. Lessons begin with the pre-World War I period and continue through the contemporary period. Each assignment contains a substantial writing component, such as practice in standard modes of writing, a…

English 4A

Course Description

A survey course of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the nineteenth century, including an intensive study of Macbeth. Assignments stress reading for understanding and for analysis and writing/composition skills, with attention…

English 4B

Course Description

The second half of the course surveys British literature from the Romantic and Victorian periods through the early stages of modernism. Like English 4A, this course stresses reading skills and vocabulary, but it places even greater emphasis on…

Social Studies & Economics

World Geography A

Course Description

World Geography A is the first 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 understand…

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

World History A, the first course of a two-semester series, surveys world history from prehistoric times through medieval civilizations. In this course, you will examine the beginnings of civilization in the ancient East and Nile civilizations;…

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

In Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded, and on the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels.

Required Course Materials

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Economics

Course Description

This course covers

  • production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services in the United States and the world;
  • interactions among supply, demand, and price;
  • monetary and fiscal policy; and
  • personal financial…

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,…