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High School Level (8th grade and up)

High School classes require a greater level of commitment on the part of the student. Courses at this level involve not only learning new concepts but also being able to analyze them and place them within the larger context of a worldview. Students should expect more rigorous homework assignments, weekly exams and long-term projects. Preparation for related college-board exams is a by-product of some high school level classes. Classes require the purchase of textbooks and other related materials.
Algebra II Tuesday 9:30 - 12:00 pm
Students will use the Saxon Algebra 2 curriculum to learn about geometric functions like angles, perimeters, and proportional segments, negative exponents, quadratic equations, logarithms and advanced factoring. Students will be assigned weekly homework and a closed-book exam to be completed at home.
Finding Your Artistic Voice Tuesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Students will discover the joy and power of creative storytelling. By looking through the eyes of important animators, comic book and graphic artists, and illustrators, we will explore the art of creative storytelling. We will work on teams and/or with partners to create stop-motion animation, flip books, comic strips, shadow puppetry and even short movie making. We will create artistic visual stories and explore personal visual narratives.
Spanish I Tuesday 12:30-3:00 pm
This beginning Spanish course will teach students basic dialog expressions, grammar, vocabulary, and reading. They will be exposed to present and preterite tenses and different types of sentences. Besides learning vocabulary and grammar, students will be studying the Latin culture. A 30-minute google chat will be made available later in the week to discuss homework questions and practice speaking the language.
History of the Eastern Hemisphere Wednesday 9:30-12:00
We will explore the history, geography, and culture of Asia, India, and the Middle East using the Sonlight curriculum, historical documents and literature.
Spanish II Wednesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
This course is the 2nd in a middle school sequence. Students will be exposed to all aspects of language acquisition such as listening, speaking, writing, logic, cultural values and traditions. Students will gain further practice outside of class through audio exercises, worksheets and listening/writing assignments.
Biology Thursday 9:30 - 2:00
This Apologia college-prep high school biology course is designed to give students an understanding of the basic biological world that surrounds them. Topics include an Introduction to classification, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, ecosystems, and much more. There is a heavy emphasis on the vocabulary of biology, a strong background in the scientific method so that students are trained for laboratory sciences in other high school science courses, as well as university studies and Labs that cover experimentation, field studies, microscopy, and dissection