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2021-22 Elementary School Courses


Please click on the course name for a full description and syllabus which will include topics covered in each course.  

 

Kindergarten

 

Language Arts: Learn to read and write with Penelope the Pirate! In this course, students will go on a language arts adventure where they’ll learn new letters and sounds and how to put them together to make words. Students will go on an alphabet safari, play games, share ideas through drawing and writing, read along with interactive storybooks, and even record themselves sounding out words as they discover a whole new world of letters, sounds and words.

 

Kindergarten Math: Jump in and explore the world of numbers at the zoo, at the beach, and even on safari! In this course, students will use math tools to count and compare numbers, add and subtract, and identify shapes. Along the way, they will have plenty of hands-on activities and friendly characters such as Cam the Caterpillar, Zippy the Zebra, and Zookeeper Stan to help them learn and practice their problem-solving skills. 

 

Kindergarten Science: Dive in and discover science through fun and exploration! This course takes students on a scientific journey where they’ll learn skills in research, problem solving, experimentation, and more. With plenty of hands-on and lab investigations, students will go camping with the Sense Squad and follow Superhero Sam as he protects the world and teaches all about science!

 

Kindergarten Social Studies: Welcome to the Super Citizen Challenge! Join Miriam and her dog, Ziggy, and learn how to be good citizens and earn badges along the way. Through stories, games and videos, students will explore American traditions, seasonal celebrations, geography, and even economics that will take them to new heights. 

 

Kindergarten Art: Get creative and express yourself! This course is all about inspiration, expression, and boosting self-confidence in each student’s creativity. Budding artists will explore the elements of art, learn about artists, and find inspiration in the world around them to create their own artwork.

 

Kindergarten PE: On your mark, get set, move! Follow Frank, Miriam, and Ziggy the dog, as they guide students in ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics while playing fun games, exciting drills, and completing a variety of moderate and vigorous activities. As students progress through the course, they’ll get to do Banana Stretches, hydrate at Hydration Station, read storybooks, and challenge themselves to fitness fun. 

 

Kindergarten Computer Science: Join the Digital Defenders in the fight against sneaky Spam Spider and evil Dr. Malware! In this course, students will blast into cyberspace where they’ll learn about cyberbullying, being a good digital citizen, and how to stay safe on and off the computer. Students will even learn pre-coding skills by breaking down simple tasks and putting them in step-by-step order. Through fun games and videos, they’ll use search engines, learn the different parts of an email, and discover the exciting world of technology!



 

First Grade

 

1st English: Grab your compass and gear up for a camping trip! In this course, students will go on a reading adventure where they’ll learn sight words and develop skills in writing, vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and more. Students will learn to read and write by understanding how letters and letter combinations make certain sounds. Join Cameron the Camper as he uses question words, his spelling backpack, and other fun tools to dive deeper into reading!

 

1st Math: Math to the rescue! As students work through this course, they will use their math skills to help solve problems for Marv the Monster, Percy’s Pet Shop, and plenty more fun and silly characters and situations. Along the way, students will learn to solve word problems, skip count, and use math strategies to add and subtract. In addition, students will also “Rock the Clock” as they learn how to tell time. 

 

1st Science: Join Astro-Girl as she travels through space to learn about the sun and stars. Then, shrink yourself to the size of a bug in Lily’s World of Plants! This course will take students on a scientific journey where they’ll learn skills in research, problem solving, experimentation, and more. Students will meet scientists, help a baby duckling find its parents, and follow a zookeeper as he cares for animals. 

 

1st SS: Super Citizen to the rescue! Join the exciting community of Heroville where students become superheroes-in-training and will undergo the Library Quest scavenger hunt, puzzles, and even solve a mystery. This course will develop students understanding of citizenship in the home, school, and community to become a SUPER citizen. 

 

1st Art: Get inspired and embrace your artistic side! In this course, students will learn art techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, and paper making. They’ll explore the Elements of Art like line, space, color, shape, and texture in the world around them, and connect them to artworks of master artists like Jessica Dismorr and Helen Frankenthaler. Join Cassatt Color, Salvador Space, Frank Form, and their friends while they explore the streets of Havana, Cuba and the landscapes of Guatemala in search of art. 

 

1st PE: Jump to your feet and pump up your heartbeat! Gain locomotive tips by playing games like Walk, Run, Shuffle with Salvador, kick up those heels while learning cultural dances with Aiko, and design a lunch menu for the whole family. Whether you’re learning athletic skills, gaining fitness resources, or working on strength and conditioning, this course gives students the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle and hit 60 minutes of daily fitness. Ready, set, go!

 

1st Computer Science: Go on a scavenger hunt with Community Helper Kyle! In this course, students will blast into cyberspace where they’ll learn about problem solving, breaking down tasks into steps, and how to stay safe on and off the computer. Through fun games and videos, they’ll find and remove computer bugs, build a playground with a computer-programming robot, and create their own digital artifact.



 

2nd Grade

 

2nd ELA: Calling all environmentalists! In this course, students will go on a reading adventure where they’ll focus on writing, grammar, phonics, and more. Follow Ninovan the Environmental Scientist on a Citizen Superhero Eco-Challenge, practice sight words with a game of Bingo, and learn how dinosaur fossils can tell stories about Earth.

 

2nd Math: Get ready for adventure! This course will take students on a journey back in time to the dinosaur era, across the high seas on a pirate ship, and all aboard a train, as they practice their math skills and strategies. Students will learn how to add and subtract numbers up to 100, work with 2-D and 3-D shapes, and count money using dollars and coins. 

 

2nd Science: Get to know Earth . . . and everything on it! This course will take students on a scientific journey where they’ll learn skills in analysis, engineering, research, problem solving, experimentation, and more. Follow Chef Pierre as he cooks up scientific concoctions, explore with junior inventor Ruby at Fizzworks Factory, and meet Dr. Bodi, who will guide students through the actual human body! 

 

2nd Social Studies: Take the Great American Road Trip! Visit Fort Knox and learn about supply and demand, travel to San Francisco to study trade, and tour Plymouth in your Pilgrim hat. Students can join Team Raging River and play Location Station or visit a Native American museum with Ralph and Camila. Packed with activities, videos, and games, students will study the geography of North America, the impact of immigration, and the foundations of American citizenship while collecting souvenirs along the way.

 

2nd Art: Be inspired to grow as an artist and learn from the masters! This course isn’t just about learning art, it’s about creating art inspired by great artists. From the works of Jackson Pollock to Antoni Gaudi, students will explore the Elements of Art like color and line to learn how artists use them to tell a story, and then tell a story of their own! Discover where artists find inspiration in their own culture and tradition and how they show it in their art.

 

2nd PE: It's time to commit to be fit. In this course, students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics while hitting their 60 minutes of daily fitness. Tag along with Riley and Ralph as they hustle for the muscle, play games, dance the Itsy-Bitsy Spider, and stretch the Cooked Spaghetti. Packed full of physical activities, this course empowers students as they design an exercise circuit, create fitness goals, plan a healthy meal, and imagine the perfect teammate.

 

2nd Computer Science: Join Travis on safari through the Purple Lily Jungle! In this course, students will blast into cyberspace where they’ll learn about loops and iterations, how to stay safe on and off the computer, how to tell a computer program what to do, and more. Through fun games and videos, students will problem-solve with keywords, practice their coding skills while helping an alien, and create a digital artifact about their travels.


 

3rd Grade

 

3rd English: 3… 2… 1… blast off! In this course, students will explore the world of reading and writing as they learn to use context clues and develop skills in spelling, decoding, cursive writing, and more. They’ll also use graphic organizers, videos, and assignments to practice opinion, narrative, and informative writing. Students will meet an astronaut, earn badges for the Junior Astronaut Training Handbook, and draw a space academy recruit—all in the name of learning!

 

3rd Math: Want to make a difference using math? In this course, students will have a chance to do just that. They will use math strategies to help the comic book club with graphs, calculate game scores at an amusement park, and help the aliens of the planet Yolpy-9 with multiplication facts. By the end of this course, students will be comfortable working with fractions, shapes, and solving one- and two-step word problems. 

 

3rd Science: Get hands-on learning about physical properties, the energy of motion, the solar system, and more! See the stars with astronomer Professor Cozmo, build a tree house, and discover the science behind skateboarding. In this course, students won’t just learn about science, they’ll see it in action! Through problem solving, experimentation, creating models, and analyzing and interpreting data, students will explore the world of science like never before.

 

3rd SocialStudies: Grab those backpacks, compasses, and maps and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! In this course, hit the road with Cameron and Jason to discover the regions of the U.S, solve a mystery while learning about the countries of North America, tour Source Central to understand American history and civics, and ride the Great Canadian Rail Ride across Canada. Let’s go!

 

3rd Art: Learn how to create Mexican papel picado or observe Dutch paintings in the Netherlands! In this course, students will learn the Principles of Design while they explore art from around the world. From the gestural lines of Edgar Degas to the organic glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly, students will learn art techniques that will fuel their creative spirit. 

 

3rd PE: Get fit, feel great! In this course, get physical while having fun on the journey to becoming fit and staying safe. Join Maya and Kyle as they learn about healthy bodies, throwing and catching, dancing, and how to do it all while having a blast. Games like Guess That Sketch and activities like Heart Beat the Clock will keep students engaged and active for 60 minutes per day.

 

3rd Computer Science: Master the QWERTY keyboard with Maya! In this course, students will journey deeper into cyberspace as they learn where to put their fingers while typing, how technology helps people with special needs, and more. From playing online coding games to getting unplugged, students will learn to balance their time both on and off the computer.

 

4th Grade

 

4th English: Grab your passport and join Pedro on a virtual adventure! In this course, students will explore the world of reading and writing as they learn skills in spelling, word construction, grammar, cursive writing, and more. They’ll also use graphic organizers, videos, and assignments to practice opinion, narrative, and informative writing. Through engaging stories, games, and activities, students will investigate animals in the rainforest, solve a mystery using context clues, and travel around the world while writing in their Interactive Notebooks.

 

4th Math: Don’t just learn math—use it! In this course, students will have plenty of opportunities to use their math strategies. They will use equivalent fractions to crack secret codes with Sye, master multiplication facts to help Amara find the Golden Math Statue, and use decimals to help Chloe and Demar at their big track meet. Math is everywhere!

 

4th Science: Want to make a difference on Earth? Get hands-on learning about environmental impacts, energy, magnetism, and even octopus suckers! In this course, students won’t just learn about science, they’ll see it in action! Through problem solving, experimentation, creating models, and analyzing and interpreting data, students will explore the world of science like never before.

 

4th Social Studies: Love games? This is your chance to create your own! Throughout this course, students will travel and collect game cards to uncover people, places, and events in their state. Through videos and games, students will also explore their own backyard while learning how to manage money like setting up a lemonade stand or how to create a savings plan to make those travel dreams a reality.

 

4th Art: Explore the Lascaux Caves in France or lacemaking and street art in Brazil! From Impressionism to Pop Art, students will learn about many styles of art and how to appreciate artists in their own community. By creating works of art inspired by Andy Warhol and Frank Stella, students will build their art techniques by practicing rhythm, pattern, symmetry, and other Principles of Design.

 

4th PE: Pump it up! Throughout this course, students will develop skills in how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics. Follow Gene and Ava to learn stretches, develop workout plans, gain sportsmanship, and create manageable fitness goals. Lift more, stretch farther, and get your heart racing faster to feel the burn as you hit your 60 minutes a day of fitness.

 

4th Computer Science: Make a cat dance from New York to the Alps with coding! In this course, students will journey deeper into cyberspace as they learn to spot and stop cyberbullying, use Microsoft Word Online, research artificial intelligence, and more. From coding practice with online games to finding things to do on- and offline, students will develop their growing technology skills while having fun!

 

5th Grade

 

5th English: Take a cross-country road trip with Carolina as she travels around the U.S. In this course, students will explore the world of reading and writing as they learn skills in spelling, word construction, grammar, cursive writing, and more. They’ll also use graphic organizers, videos, and assignments to practice opinion, narrative, and informative writing. From matching games in the Big Apple to picturesque waterfalls in Hawaii, students will have plenty of adventures to share as they strengthen their writing skills from sea to shining sea.

 

5th Math: Where can math skills take you? In this course, they’ll take students to the Arctic circle where they will use division skills to help Billy navigate. Then, students will go inside a video game to build 3-D shapes using what they know about area and volume. Students will also visit a science fair to help their friend Saul organize his data. What other math adventures await?

 

5 Science: Why do giraffes have such long necks? What makes a hurricane? Why does ice cream melt? Get answers with hands-on learning about animal adaptations, extreme weather, properties of matter, and more! In this course, students won’t just learn about science, they’ll see it in action! Through problem solving, experimentation, creating models, and analyzing and interpreting data, students will explore the world of science like never before.

 

5th SocialStudies: Exploration starts here! Pack your virtual suitcase and travel the world with Ava, using maps and resources as a guide. Set sail across the Atlantic, watch Memory Moments videos highlighting American history events, use the In Other Words feature to understand primary sources, and solve real-world problems such as choosing where to set up a pet-friendly hurricane shelter. By the end of this course, students will create an entire scrapbook highlighting their favorite memories from the journey.

 

5th Art: Discover how Bridget Riley and Salvador Dalí use optical illusions to trick your eye with their artworks! No matter what a student’s interest—painting, pottery, glassblowing, sculpting, or graphic design, this course introduces students to all types of careers in the artistic field. Students will build on their art techniques, learn the art of critique, and travel across the world to explore how language and music influence art in different countries.

 

5th PE: Turn up the intensity! Dive into this course and learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics. Amp up the cardio with Kristen and gain tips on a healthy diet with Henry. Develop teamwork and sportsmanship while striving for 60 minutes of daily activity. Using videos and demonstrations, students will discover ways to jump-start their fitness through drills, games, and activities to meet their goals and improve their skills. 

 

5th Computer Science: Join the Viking Robots of Datanorse on their quest to discover their past! In this course, students will journey deeper into cyberspace as they learn the impact of social media, what makes a computer tick, how to share data with Microsoft Excel Online, and more. Through fun games and videos, students will practice coding and focus on typing accuracy and speed. With the help of Riyaz, the Social Media guide, they’ll also share what they’ve learned by creating their own PowerPoint presentation.



 

iLearn Course Catalog 

2021-22 Middle School Courses


 

6th grade

 

6th grade English:  Using a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in the Middle School Language Arts I course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.

 

6th Math: The course is designed to engage students at every turn. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of number manipulation by applying it to real world scenarios. The course is packed with games that reinforce content and let students practice the skills they have learned throughout the course. Tidbits of trivia and activities throughout the course leave students with a smile

 

6th Science: Middle School Comprehensive Science I is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. It introduces middle school students to the disciplines of life science, physical science, and earth-space science. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. The lessons make real-world connections and require students to apply STEM skills like analysis, problem solving, science knowledge, and engineering practices. Hands-on and laboratory investigations are included throughout the course to provide students opportunities for exploration through scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, and experimental procedures. By the end of the course, students will be practicing, experimenting, thinking, and talking like a scientist!

 

6th Social Studies: Somebody discovered the wheel. Somebody discovered written communication. Somebody even figured out how to count to ten. From the ancient river civilizations to China and its ancient dynasties, different civilizations left their mark on history. They also left their mark on how we live today. In this course, students join travel agent Mr. Lightfoot to travel back in time digging out the past of these ancient civilizations. In ancient Egypt students visit the pyramids and find out the secrets of preserving mummies. They see how the Mayans developed astronomy to a precise science. They even investigate the difference between the Athenians and the Spartans. Students will journey through India discovering their contributions to medicine, moving on to Africa to follow the rise and fall of the ancient east African kingdoms of Kush and Axum. Throughout the centuries, and still today, our world is made up of dozens of different cultures. They all are different, and they all have made big contributions to what we know and who we are.

 

6th PE: Students who want to be fit but don't know where to start are invited to join a diverse group of virtual classmates who help with exploring and understanding fitness and health. With the support of these virtual friends, students determine current personal fitness levels and learn to improve those levels. Students also learn safety rules for exercise, how to create equipment from household items, how different activities target different body parts, how to set and reach a goal, and how to be good sports. Students keep a log of physical fitness activities while exploring topics that include diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices. Coach Cardio help measure growing fitness levels while students complete their projects. Each PE project leads to improved student understanding of personal skills and the environments in which activities are played.

 

7th grade

 

7th English: Using a motif of Mystery, Monsters, and Mayhem, students in the Middle School Language Arts II course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.

 

7th Math: This course is designed to expand student knowledge about the transformation of shapes by sliding, flipping, rotating, and enlarging them on a coordinate plane. This course gives students the opportunity to create, investigate, and demonstrate knowledge at both intermediate and advanced levels. Students will be amazed with the skills that they accumulate while completing this course. This course is so full of animations, applications, videos, games, and real-world scenarios, students may think it is the latest video game.

 

7th Science: Middle School Comprehensive Science II is a comprehensive science including the disciplines of life science, physical science, and earth space science in addition to, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. The course is designed for middle school students. The lessons provide real world connections through the application of STEM problem solving, science knowledge and engineering practices. Laboratory investigations are included throughout the course and provide students opportunities for exploration through scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, and experimental procedures.

 

7th Social Studies: Learning about civics gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to be active citizens who have a positive impact on their communities. In this course, students discover the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States. They learn about the structure of the government and how it works at the local, state, and federal levels. This course examines elections, the lawmaking process, and how citizens can impact public policy. Students also discover ways the United States interacts with countries around the world. Geography and economics support the learning of civics in this course. Engaging in this study prepares students to be informed citizens who are ready to participate in the American democracy!

 

7th PE: Each community is full of fitness opportunities that enable students to achieve new levels of fitness through sports, dance, aquatics, and more! This course provides a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values students need to develop a physically active lifestyle. A friendly cast of course characters helps guide and enhance each student’s experience. Knowledge about safety rules for exercise, how to improve sport skills, how different activities target different body parts, and how to set and a goal are all part of student learning and participation. Activity choices are plentiful, leading to a healthy and physically active lifestyle. The Presidential Fitness Challenge encourages students to perform their best with a chance to earn the Presidential Fitness award. Students keep a log of physical fitness activities while they explore topics such as diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices. A few PE projects deepen students’ understanding of individual health and skill-related fitness, and the world as it relates to games and sports. Students choose various activities to reach goals they may have only dreamed about!

 

8th grade

 

8th English: Using a motif of Innovation, Imagination, and Invention, students in the Middle School Language Arts III course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.

 

8th Math: Students who love interactive learning will enjoy Pre-Algebra. They experience intrigue and fun when they log in to Pre-Algebra. This hands-on course is full of slideshows, applications, videos, and real-world scenarios. The satisfaction students gain from truly understanding higher level concepts such as functions and systems of equations encourages excitement and joy for learning that they may have never experienced before.

 

8th Science: Prepare for high school science courses with this introduction of new topics and review of science basics. You will learn more about the nature of science, Earth and space science, properties of matter, changes in matter, matter and energy, and energy flow.

 

8th Social Studies: Learning about history allows people to see how far we have come and what awaits us on our path to the future. In this course, students will explore the history of the United States and analyze the cause and effect in historical events. They will investigate history by using the tools of a historian to examine the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events that influenced the development of the United States. Students will imagine what it was like to live in the past by reading the stories from the people who experienced it. This course begins with the engaging stories of what brought the earliest American colonists to the New World and ends with the struggles to repair the United States following the Civil War. Engaging in this study allows students to recognize the themes of history that span across centuries and leads to a greater appreciation of the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history.

 

8th PE: Team sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports are among the types of activities students learn about and participate in during this course! This interactive, highly animated course helps students learn safety rules for exercise, how to improve skills, and how to establish and accomplish goals. It also provides an overview of many dual, team, extreme, and outdoor sports. Students have the opportunity to earn a national award by participating in the Presidential Fitness Challenge. Practicing game strategy to improve the chance of winning in competition, improving sport skill and performance, diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices balance out the topics students discover in this course. Fitness logs help students monitor physical activities. Students complete projects that lead to the knowledge, skills, and values they need to implement and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

 

Middle School Special Areas

 

Middle School Music: What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘music’? Do you think about your favorite band or artist? Do you think about instruments and scales and chords? The word ‘music’ means something different to everyone. This is why in Exploring Music there is a little bit of something for everyone! You will learn about how we hear music and how music affects our lives. You will explore important elements of music like rhythm, pitch, and harmony, as well as different musical genres. You will discover more about your singing voice and musical instruments and composition while taking in the history and culture of music over the years. Tune up your understanding and appreciation for all things music by signing up for this course!

 

Middle School Coding 1a and 1b:  (A) Do you find yourself wondering how your favorite apps, websites, and games were made? Maybe you want to try building your own. Well, now you can! In Middle School Coding 1a, you will get an introduction to the basics of computer science, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python. You’ll leave the course with a portfolio of work you can show off.(B) Let’s take the coding skills you learned in the previous course to the next level! You’ll expand your knowledge with Advanced Python, HTML, and JavaScript. You’ll further build out your portfolio and start thinking about a career in the fast-growing IT field.

 

Digital Art and Design: The world is filled with so many different forms of art – including digital art. In this course, you’ll explore this special genre of art found in everything from advertising to animation to photography and beyond. Additionally, you’ll tap into your creative side to create digital art and make it come alive!

 

Exploring Information Technology: Are you interested in creating a website or app, or managing various technology solutions, but not sure where to start? If so, then it’s time to explore the different career options available to you in IT and learn the foundations of IT to get you started. Examine various IT pathways of web and digital communications, information and support services, network systems, and programming and software development. Let’s investigate which career pathway is right for you!  


 

Game Design 1a and 1b: (A) We love to play video games, but have you ever wanted to build your own? If you are interested in a career in technology but also want a creative outlet, Game Design might be the field for you. Learn how to build a game from the ground up in this interactive and hands-on course that will teach you all the ins and outs of making your own game. (B) It’s time to take your Game Design knowledge up a level! You built your game design skills and Scratch techniques in the first part of this course. By the end, you wrote your game design document. Now you are ready to start developing that game! You’ll create details and add component pieces in a game while learning to prototype, troubleshoot, and test.







 

iLearn Course Catalog 

2021-22 High School Courses


 

English

 

English 9: Develop language arts skills by reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking. This course provides text-based research and writing opportunities. You will learn to use the English language to successfully express yourself.

 

English 10: Encounter new vocabulary, refine the grammar and mechanics of your writing, and engage in thought-provoking projects. Throughout the course, you will discover how the human experience is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles.

 

English 11: Acquire the language, reading, writing, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Become a critical reader and thinker as you dive deeply into the texts presented throughout this course. You will learn how to effectively research and integrate your findings, as well as cite your sources.

 

AP English 11: This course provides high school students with college-level instruction in analyzing and writing various texts. The course covers topics in language and rhetoric as well as expository and persuasive writing. Students become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. This course fulfills one required English credit for high school graduation. 

 

English 12: Build your analytical and critical thinking skills through close readings of a variety of literature and informational texts. Master the writing process with relevant, real-world research activities, and integrate your findings in the completion of argumentative and informational essays. This interactive course presents multiple opportunities to apply your learning in creative and expressive ways.

 

AP English 12: This course provides college-level instruction in active, close reading and analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of carefully selected works of literary merit, students learn to consider how a work's style, figurative language, theme, and other literary elements contribute to its cultural significance. This course meets one required English credit for high school graduation.

 

English 12 College Prep: Preparing you for the demands of reading, writing, and communicating in college and beyond, you will hone your skills in creative and analytical writing and apply concepts learned to closely read and analyze contemporary and historical informational text.


 

Mathematics

 

Algebra I: Algebra 1 emphasizes the importance of algebra in everyday life through hundreds of real-world examples. Assessments are designed to ensure that your understanding goes beyond rote memorization of steps and procedures. Upon successful course completion, you will have a strong foundation in Algebra 1 and will be prepared for other higher-level math courses. This is a required math course for high school graduation.

 

Algebra II: You will learn about polynomials, quadratic equations, linear and exponential functions, sequences and series, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. Throughout the course, these mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences to demonstrate how the world around us functions.

 

Geometry: Geometry exists everywhere in the world around you. We use it to build bridges, to design maps, or to create perspective in paintings. Throughout this course, you will use problem solving and real-world applications to gain the knowledge of geometric concepts and their practical uses. This is a required math course for high school graduation.

 

Pre-Calculus: As a mathematical analyst, you will investigate how advanced math concepts can solve problems encountered in operating national parks. This course includes analytical geometry and trigonometry

 

Calculus: Study limits, continuity, differentiation; integrated algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions; and the applications of derivatives and integrals.

 

Probability and Statistics: Students will be introduced to exploring data, sampling and experimentation by planning and conducting studies, anticipating patterns using probability and simulation, and employing statistical inference to analyze data and draw conclusions.

 

Bridge Math: Bridge Math is a fourth year math course focused on reinforcing core concepts from Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Bridge Math is intended for students who need to review concepts before continuing their post secondary studies, and is recommended for students who score below a 19 on the Math portion of their ACT. 


 

Science

 

Anatomy and Physiology: Explore the human body and learn how you can help your body cope with many different situations. You will study the structure, location, and function of various systems within the human body and how these systems interact.

 

AP Biology: This course provides a foundation for developing an understanding for biological concepts through scientific inquiry, investigations, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, real-world applications, writing analytical essays, statistical analysis, interpreting and collecting data. This course fulfills one required science credit for high school graduation.

 

Biology: Explore the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter by taking an in-depth look at the fundamental characteristics of living organisms. You will have the opportunity to perform hands-on lab activities and develop relationships through collaborative learning. This is a required science course for high school graduation.

 

Chemistry: This course provides a foundation for learning chemistry concepts, including: scientific inquiry, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, collaborative projects, real-world applications, and a variety of assessments.

 

Physical Science: Build a foundation for studying physical sciences, including basic physics and chemistry, as you explore this interactive course. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding, and reactions.

 

Physics: Discover the contributions of geniuses like Galileo, Newton, and Einstein by learning about the concepts, theories, and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy, and forces.

 

Environmental Science: 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.


 

Social Studies

 

United States Government: Explore the principles that inspired the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. Examine each branch of government, the election process, and how you can impact public policy. You will also discover how the United States interacts with other countries.

 

AP United States History: Examine key themes and events of our history, including American identity, diversity, religion, culture, war, and slavery, as well as economic, political, and demographic changes. You will also analyze globalization and environmental issues. This course fulfills the United States History requirement for high school graduation. 

 

United States History: Investigate the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today, while applying what you learn to real-world problems.

 

World History: Join Ali and Soo-jin, our modern time travelers, as they journey through history. Discover the connections between world events and eras, from the Roman Empire through the Industrial Revolution, and explore development in our modern world as well as the implications that historical events have on us today.

 

Psychology: Where do thoughts and memories come from? What are emotions? Why do we behave the way we do? This course will help you to begin to understand the human mind by exploring the research and theories of some of the most brilliant psychologists throughout history. In addition, learn psychological tips you can use every day, like how to cope and reduce stress. 

 

Economics: Available as either a semester or a full year, this 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.

 

AP Psychology: Immerse yourself in the scientific study of human behavior and cognition. In this college-level course, you will learn important terms, concepts, and phenomena associated with each major area of psychology and enhance your critical thinking skills. 

 

AP United States Government and Politics: Research the roles of the media, political parties, interest groups, states, candidates, bureaucracy, and the public in the governmental process. You will experience the production of policy building in multiple economic and social settings. This course fulfills the United States Government requirement for high school graduation.

 

Personal Finance: 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 © Copyright Edgenuity, Inc. PAGE 31 Career and Technical Education Courses 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.

 

Sociology: 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.

 

History of the Holocaust:  The Holocaust, the state-sponsored, intentional, and systemic extermination of the Jewish people of Europe, has its roots in earlier traditions of anti-Semitism. From the early Christian church to the anti-Semitism of social Darwinism in the late 19th century, the widespread prejudice against the Jews enabled Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party to enact broad-ranging legislation against Jews and other non-Aryan peoples in Germany.


 

Fine Arts

 

Art History: Critique and compare significant works of art and architecture from Prehistory through the 21st century. You will analyze art history and criticism methodologies, explore media and techniques used by artists from various cultures and time periods, and learn appropriate terminology for discussing artwork from around the world. This course provides honors-level elective credit and fulfills a performing/fine art requirement for high school graduation.

 

Art in World Cultures: Art tells a story. Go on a journey of when humans began creating art in prehistoric times to ancient Roman, early Christian, and Medieval periods. Explore the artistic characteristics of the Renaissance, Americas, Baroque, Romantic, and more. Learn the elements and design principles of art, and about some of the greatest artists in the world, while creating your own art, both on paper and digitally. It’s time to tell your story through art.

 

AP Art History: Within AP Art History, you will explore the interconnections between art, culture, and historical context through the critical lenses of artistic expression, cultural awareness, and purpose. This course provides elective credit and fulfills a performing/fine art requirement for high school graduation. 

 

Creative Writing: Literature is an important form of art that allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of reality. Explore the writing process and find inspiration to build a story of your own, and learn literary techniques to create hybrid forms of poetry and prose. Let’s turn your creative thoughts and ideas into pieces of creative writing.

 

Digital Photo I: Have you wondered how professional photographers manage to capture that perfect image? Gain a better understanding of photography by exploring camera functions and the elements of composition while putting theory into practice by taking your own spectacular shots! Learn how to display your work for exhibitions and develop skills important for a career as a photographer. 

 

Digital Photo II: We are surrounded by images; in advertisements, on websites, in magazines, and on billboards. Learn how to effectively critique photographs so you can better understand composition and go on to create more eye-catching photographs on your own. Examine various aspects of the photography field including specialty areas, ethics, and famous photographers throughout history.

 

Fashion and Interior Design: Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly looking for new ways to decorate or design your room? If so, Fashion and Interior Design is the course for you. Explore the world of design and begin to understand the background and knowledge needed to develop a career in this exciting field. Try your hand at designing through a project-based process, learning how color, composition, and texture can all affect great aesthetics. You’ll develop the essential communications skills necessary to build a successful business and begin to develop the kind of portfolio that will lead to future career opportunities. Perhaps it’s time to get your stylish foot in the door?

 

Career Technical Education

 

Agriscience: Is it possible to make our food more nutritious? Examine how agriscientists are at the forefront of improving agriculture, food production, and the conservation of natural resources. Explore the innovative ways that science and technology are put to beneficial use in the field of agriculture. Additionally, explore controversies that surround agricultural practices as nations strive to provide their people with a more abundant and healthy food supply.

 

Agriscience II: Principles of Plant Science: Science and technology are revolutionizing many areas of our lives – and agriculture is no exception! From aquaculture to genetic engineering, agriscience is finding new ways to better produce and manage plants, animals, and other natural resources. Let’s delve deeper into important agri-areas such as soil science and weed management. And explore research on plant and animal diseases as well as the insects and other pests that can impact agricultural enterprises and natural resources.

 

Criminal Justice (A & B): (A) Have you ever wondered what steps take place as people as they move through the court system? The criminal justice system is a very complex field that requires dedicated people willing to pursue equal justice for all. Explore different career choices and how the juvenile justice system, the correctional system, and the trial process all work together to maintain social order. (B) Have you ever thought about a career as a police officer, an FBI or DEA agent, or any occupation that seeks to pursue justice for all? Careers in criminal justice can be found at local, county, state, and federal levels, and even in the private sector. Explore some of the various occupations in this field, while simultaneously learning how they interact with each other and other first responders. Discover various interviewing techniques to uncover the truth. Understand the importance of making ethical decisions, and how you need to keep your sense of right and wrong in check to be successful in this field.

 

Criminal Justice II: Public service is a field that focuses on building a safe and healthy world, and you’ll explore the many different career choices that are imperative to our comfort and success as a society. The protection of society is not only one of our greatest challenges, but it also provides ways for people to work together to ensure safety and provide indispensable services. If you have ever contemplated being one of these real-life heroes, now is the time to learn more!

 

Criminal Justice III: Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. Law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Explore techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, you’ll follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial in the criminal justice system, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

 

Culinary Arts I (A & B): (A) Thinking of a career in the foodservice industry or looking to develop your culinary skills? Explore basic cooking and knife skills while preparing you for entry into the culinary world. Discover the history of food culture, food service, and global cuisines while learning about food science principles and preservation. Prepare for your future by building the professional, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that are crucial to a career in the culinary arts. (B) Did you know that baking is considered a science? Discover how to elevate your culinary skills through the creation of stocks, soups, sauces, and learn baking techniques. Examine sustainable food practices and the benefits of nutrition while maintaining taste, plating, and presentation to truly wow your guests. Explore careers in the culinary arts for ways to channel your newfound passion!

 

Culinary Arts II: Whether you aspire to be a world-class chef or just want to learn the skills needed to create your own dishes, you’ll build a strong foundation and grow your knowledge of this exciting industry. Explore baking and desserts, learn how to prepare proteins, and study nutrition and safety in the kitchen. Enhance your understanding of sustainability in the food industry, learn to prepare meals from a global perspective, and dissect the business of cooking, from managing a kitchen to successfully running a catering company.

 

Culinary Arts III: Have you ever dreamed of running your own restaurant? Explore exactly what’s needed to run a successful restaurant, including ordering supplies, hiring quality workers, maintaining inventory, and managing a large staff. Understanding such concepts as food safety, hygiene, customer relations, marketing, and using a point-of-sale system are crucial to being an effective restaurateur. Whether you are hoping to operate a casual sit-down eatery, oversee a fine dining establishment, or buy a food franchise, this course is the perfect first step.

 

Digital Arts I: Discover your talent for building digital media applications using text, graphics, animations, sounds, videos, and more! Learn about the elements that make impressive media, such as typography, color theory, design, and manipulation. Explore careers to apply your digital media skills and find your place in this fast-paced and exciting field!

 

Digital Arts II: Let’s polish your digital media skills and help you learn all about web design. Incorporate your creative ideas into websites and discover the basics of marketing to understand how your work can be used effectively. You’ll also explore the world of podcasts and audio editing to construct a solid foundation from which you can pursue a career in this exciting field.

 

Digital Arts III: Have you ever watched a cartoon or played a video game where the animation of characters captivated you so much you wanted to create your own? If so, it’s time to immerse yourself in the world of animation. Meet the industry players such as directors, animators, and 3D modelers. Develop your story by exploring design, the 12 principles of animation, creating a storyboard, and leveraging the tools of the trade. Let’s bring your story to life with animation!

 

Principles of Engineering: Learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity. Explore the different branches of engineering and how problem-solving, sketching, collaboration, and experimentation can change the very fiber of our human lives. By examining astounding engineering feats and complex ongoing issues, you’ll begin to question whether the word impossible really exists.

Engineering Design I: Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!

 

Engineering Design II: Do you like to invite solutions to solve problems? Applied engineering has advanced areas such as energy, transportation, health and genetics, alternative energy, food packaging, etc. Explore various inventions and solutions that have solved problems across industries. Examine how artificial intelligence and technology are making an impact on breakthroughs. Evaluate the range of robotic and STEM-related career options available for you to make a difference in lives with your contributions and innovations.

 

Intro to Business A/B: (A) Discover the fundamental knowledge that will help you pursue a career in business, as well as always generating interest and buzz around the products and services offered. Explore different types of businesses and ownership forms, the impact of governments on business, and the marketing of goods and services. Learn about globalization, free trade, and various economic systems, as well as the impact of technology on business, business ethics, and social responsibility. (B) Take your knowledge of business basics, finance, and marketing to the next level. Learn how to create a marketing strategy that promotes and attracts customers in order to sell a product or service. Explore important basics of business finance, including accounting, budgeting, and investing. And learn what careers are available in business and the important employability skills you’ll need to ace the interview and land the job!

 

Business Communications: No matter what career you’re planning to pursue, excellent professional communication will be key to your success. Upgrade your abilities in speaking, listening, writing, using and reading body language, and communicating in teams and groups. Discover how to plan, create, and deliver business presentations and communicate through graphics. In no time, you’ll be communicating with confidence, stand out from your peers, and impress your employer.

 

Business Management (A & B): Do you dream of owning your own business someday, or working for a company in a leadership position? Wherever your path may lead you, having the essential knowledge of business types, requirements to start a business, understanding of finances, business law, marketing, sales, customer service, and more, will ensure you’re on the path to success. Let’s explore your passion for business in this course! (B) Now that you have the basics of business down from the previous course, it’s time to become better acquainted with the application of information management in business. Learn about professional conduct, teamwork, and managerial skills, while also examining careers in business technology. The basics of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software are also explored so that you become better prepared for jobs in this field.

 

Health Science Education (A & B): (A) Health science careers are not only in high demand, but they offer a diverse range of careers for all types of people interested in helping others. Acquire foundational knowledge required to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, and the education, training, and credentials needed to attain them. Learn basic medical terminology, principles of anatomy and physiology, and legal and ethical responsibilities. Explore communication, teamwork, and leadership techniques – providing a solid basis for those wanting to advance through the health sciences. (B) Making sure that you, your patients, and your colleagues stay safe, you’ll begin analyzing your responsibilities for ensuring patient and personal safety with special attention paid to emergency procedures. Examine infection control, first-aid, CPR, and measuring a patient’s vitals. Learn about numerical data, such as systems of measurement, medical math, and reading and interpreting charts. And examine effective teamwork and leadership characteristics while building your employment skills.

 

Medical Terminology (A & B):  (A) Learning the language is essential for careers in health science. Join word parts to form medical terms, associations within body systems, and better communicate with colleagues and patients. Build your proficiency and confidence with this course and prepare yourself for a career in health sciences. (B) Discover the medical terminology associated with even more body systems to increase your ability to master prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Connect this language to real-world patients and clinical settings through practical applications and specific scenarios. Launch your health knowledge with detailed medical terms.

 

Medical Diagnostics (A & B):  (A) Have you ever wondered how a health professional knows how to diagnose an illness? Or what medications to prescribe to a patient depending on the person’s body and their signs and symptoms? Learn about different diagnostic technology used and essential body systems and fluids that need to be understood to make an accurate diagnosis of a disease, condition, or illness. This career field is flourishing, and now is the time to be part of it! (B) Our bodies are complex, and when we start feeling ill, a doctor or specialist must analyze and diagnose what could be wrong. Learn about different diagnostic technology, procedures, essential body systems, and fluids that need to be understood to make an accurate diagnosis of a disease, condition, or illness. This career field is flourishing, and now is the time to be part of it!

 

Nursing Education (A & B): (A) If you ever wanted a career that is centered around the care of others and that directly impacts the most vulnerable populations, then it’s time to explore what it means to be a Nursing Assistant. This role can be the first step on your nursing career ladder or into other healthcare positions. Learn career options, ethical and legal responsibilities, anatomy and physiology, patient care, and safety. Discover what it takes to start your journey into this highly needed field. (B) As a Nursing Assistant, you are heavily involved in the care of your patients. But what does a typical day look like? How do you care for your patients during your shift? From hospital settings to home health care, from pre- and postoperative to rehabilitation. Discover how best to communicate and work with your team to ensure a safe environment, prevent and control infectious diseases, advocate for your patient’s rights, and provide appropriate care – even for the most complex patient needs.

 

Veterinary Science: Whether you want to step into the wild side of veterinary medicine or just take care of loveable dogs and cats, explore how to care for domestic, farm, and wild animals, diagnose their common diseases and ailments, and learn about different veterinary treatments. If you have always been drawn to the world of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, this is the course for you!

 

Foreign Language

 

Spanish I: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of its diverse cultures. Learn basic grammar and vocabulary skills to help build your fluency and language proficiency. Explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises. 

 

Spanish II: Strengthen your Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while experiencing the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world using authentic materials. This course provides elective credit.

 

Spanish III: Immerse yourself in this interactive course that explores the tastes, sights, and sounds of the Hispanic cultures. Experience and reflect on the triumphs, struggles, and celebrations of their dynamic peoples. During this journey, you will improve your language fluency, vocabulary, and writing skills through authentic researched-based projects. We invite you to take your Spanish language abilities to the next level!

 

Spanish IV: Command the Spanish language by embarking on an immersive journey through rich traditions and superstitions. By meeting real people and hearing their stories, you will expand your language skills, gain new vocabulary, and better understand your role as a global citizen. 

 

Physical Education

 

Wellness: Aimed at lifelong fitness, this course guides you in strategies and techniques to make continual improvements in all areas of wellness. With the guidance of a training instructor, you’ll set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. This course uses videos, graphics, and interactive learning opportunities to encourage you to get out and be active. By following personalized training principles, you can gain confidence from personal success while developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime. This course provides elective credit. When paired with another 0.5 credit physical education course, it fulfills the physical education requirement for high school graduation (district dependent).

 

Physical Education: You will discover habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your current fitness level, nutrition knowledge, and create a plan for achieving your individual goals. During your fitness journey, you will learn the principles of strength and endurance training, lifetime fitness activity options, and essential nutrition to encourage lifetime optimal health. This course provides elective credit. When paired with Personal Fitness, it can fulfill the physical education requirement for high school graduation (district dependent).