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2019-2020 Course catalog

ENGLISH

ELA 7

Seventh Grade Language Arts is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is placed on moving from the literal to the abstract in the students’ critical thinking skills and in the use of language.

ELA 8

This course is designed to foster greater independence in reading, critical thinking, and writing, especially expository academic writing. Students are encouraged to independently read, think and write often, while further developing their ability to examine character motivations in various stories poems, and other works of literature. Throughout the year, we will be reading and working with a variety of texts, ranging from short stories to poems, essays, novels, newspaper articles, and more. Much of the curriculum also delves into mini-units, such as poetry and student-directed writing. In addition to our classwork, each student will be expected to read at least one book each quarter, which is appropriate to his or her reading level.

ELA 9

Freshman English is a comprehensive English course of literature, composition, and language, including listening and speaking. The study of literature includes reading and comprehending a wide variety of literary forms including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, novels, and spoken and visual texts. The course offers supportive reading strategies for a variety of purposes. This course also focuses on the writing process through response to literature, creative writing, and connections to real-life situations and problem-solving. The study of language targets usage, mechanics, and strategies for vocabulary development integrated into literature and composition components. In addition, the course will teach grammatical concepts and applications. Students will review punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and usage, as well as work on logical thinking and various modes of composition, including the research paper. Listening and speaking skills are also developed throughout the course.

(1 credit)

ELA 10

This course is designed to foster greater independence in reading, critical thinking, and writing, especially expository academic writing. Students are encouraged to independently read, think and write often, while further developing their ability to examine character motivations in various stories poems, and other works of literature. Throughout the year, we will be reading and working with a variety of texts, ranging from short stories to poems, essays, novels, newspaper articles, and more. Much of the curriculum also delves into mini-units, such as poetry and student-directed writing. In addition to our classwork, each student will be expected to read at least one book each quarter, which is appropriate to his or her reading level.

(1 credit)

ELA 11

At the start of the course, students will be guided through a series of lessons designed specifically at helping all students become more mature writers and more astute readers. These reading and writing skills will then be continuously reinforced through the remainder of the year. This English course places its literary focus on texts primarily from American Literature. Literary genres will vary. As students read to understand literature, they will be able to reflect on the literature through various styles of writing including creative writing, expository writing, both essay and short answer responses, and thoughtful literary analysis. Included is a writing module during which students will be able to go through the various stages of creating a proper, grade-level appropriate research project, culminating with a well-developed research paper.

(1 credit)

ELA 12

This course is designed to foster greater independence in reading, critical thinking, and writing, especially expository academic writing. Students are encouraged to independently read, think and write often, while further developing their ability to examine character motivations in various stories poems, and other works of literature. Throughout the year, we will be reading and working with a variety of texts, ranging from short stories to poems, essays, novels, newspaper articles, and more. Much of the curriculum also delves into mini-units, such as poetry and student-directed writing. In addition to our classwork, each student will be expected to read at least one book each quarter, which is appropriate to his or her reading level.

(1 credit)

MATHEMATICS

MATH 7

7th grade math focuses on: operations with rational numbers, proportions and proportional relationships, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, percents, 2D and 3D geometry, statistics and probability. Throughout the course, common core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations.

MATH 8

This course prepares students for the year-long Algebra 1 course in high school (grade 9) or the two year Algebra course (grades 9 and 10). The focus of this course is building the foundation necessary for success in the study of algebra. The instruction will concentrate on the following common core domains: the number system (8.NS), expressions and equations (8.EE), functions (8.F), geometry principles as applied in Algebra (8.G), and an introduction to bi-variate statistics (8.SP).

15:1 MATH 8

This course prepares students for the year-long Algebra 1 course in high school (grade 9) or the two-year Algebra course (grades 9 and 10). The focus of this course is building the foundation necessary for success in the study of algebra. The instruction will concentrate on the following common core domains: the number system (8.NS), expressions and equations (8.EE), functions (8.F), geometry principles as applied in Algebra (8.G), and an introduction to bi-variate statistics (8.SP). A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. At the completion of this course, students will take the New York State Grade 8 Mathematics Assessment.

ALGEBRA 1 - Grade 9

Algebra I is designed to give students an algebraic foundation for all future high school math courses. Students will explore: foundations of Algebra, functions (linear, exponential, quadratic), systems, polynomials, factoring, solving quadratic equations, radicals and data analysis. Throughout the course, common core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations.

(1 credit)

ALGEBRA 1A - Grade 9

Algebra 1A is designed to give students a foundation for all future mathematics courses. The fundamentals of algebraic problem-solving are explained. Students will explore: foundations of Algebra, solving equations, solving inequalities, an introduction to functions, linear functions, and systems of equations and inequalities Throughout the course, Common Core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations. A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Students who successfully complete this course and Algebra 1B will be able to complete the New York State Algebra Regents.

(1 credit)

15:1 ALGEBRA 1A - Grade 9

Algebra 1 is designed to give students a foundation for all future mathematics courses. The fundamentals of an algebraic problem through solving are explained. Students will explore: the foundations of Algebra, solving equations, solving inequalities, an introduction to functions, linear functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Throughout the course, Common Core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations.

(1 credit)

ALGEBRA 1B - Grade 10

Algebra 1B is designed to give students a continuation of Algebra 1A. The fundamentals of algebraic problem-solving are explained. Students will explore: exponents and exponential functions, polynomials and factoring, quadratic functions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and data analysis. Throughout the course, Common Core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations. A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. At the completion of this course, students will take the New York State Common Core Algebra Regents Exam.

(1 credit)

15:1 ALGEBRA 1B - Grade 10

This course is designed for students to learn topics in Algebra Part B. The course will cover units 6 through 11. This is the second half of Algebra, in which students will take the Regents Exam at the end of the year. Mid-terms, finals, and tests are designed to be similar to the Regents Exam in order to prepare students by allowing them to practice and build stamina for the exam.

(1 credit)

GEOMETRY - Grade 10

This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures. Students who complete Geometry should take Algebra II next. A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. At the completion of this course, students will take the New York State Geometry Regents Exam.

(1 credit)

ALGEBRA 2 - Grade 11

Algebra II is designed to introduce students to advanced algebraic topics which will be useful in future math courses. Students will explore: foundations of Algebra, functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic), radicals & complex numbers, transformations, trigonometry & trigonometric graphs, probability & statistics, and sequences & series. Throughout the course, common core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations.

(1 credit)

FINANCIAL MATH - Grade 11

Financial Mathematics focuses on real-world financial literacy, personal finance, and business subjects. Students apply what they learned in Algebra I to topics including personal income, taxes, checking and savings accounts, credit, loans and payments, car leasing and purchasing, home mortgages, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning.

(1 credit)

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES 7

This course is designed to introduce students to American history from colonial settlement to the Civil War. It will start with the settlement of America by various European powers, then transition into the establishment of the 13 British colonies, followed by the fight for independence. From there, students will learn about the foundations of our Constitution and the struggles our new nation faced. We will end the year covering the build up to, and events of the American Civil War. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to explain the foundations of the American government, basic roles and rights of American citizens, the challenges faced by our early nation and how we overcame sectionalism and mended the nation after the Civil War.

SOCIAL STUDIES 8

The study of American political, economic and social history of the United States from The American Civil War to the present time period. Units included will be the Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization and the Progressive Era, World War I and the 1920’s, The Great Depression and World War II, The Fifties and Sixties, The Cold War and American Foreign Policy, The Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, The Reagan Revolution and other major events to the present.

GLOBAL STUDIES I - Grade 9

Part I of the New York State Global Studies Curriculum. Global History and Geography from the Dawn of Civilization to the Age of Absolutism. Topics covered include; The Beginnings of Civilization, Ancient Egypt and The middle East, Classical Greece, Rome and Early Christianity, The Americas, The Empires of China and India, Muslim Civilization, African Kingdoms, Cultures of East Asia, The Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation and The Age of Absolutism.

(1 credit)

GLOBAL STUDIES II - Grade 10

This course is designed to have students explore global history and geography in a chronological order starting with the world in 1750 to the present. A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and interactive notes will be used in this course. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to successfully pass the New York State Global History and Geography Regents Exam.

(1 credit)
U.S. HISTORY & GOVERNMENT - Grade 11

Grade 11 begins with the colonial and constitutional foundations of the United States and explores the government structure and functions written in the Constitution. The development of the nation and the political, social, and economic factors that led to the challenges our nation faced in the Civil War are addressed. Industrialization, urbanization, and the accompanying problems are examined, along with America’s emergence as a world power, the two world wars of the 20th century, and the Cold War. Students explore the expansion of the federal government, the threat of terrorism, and the place of the United States in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world.

(1 credit)

PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT - Grade 12, Fall Semester

New York State Participation in Government Curriculum. This course aims to provide students with opportunities to become engaged in the political process by acquiring the knowledge and practicing the skills necessary for active citizenship. Content specifications are not included, so that the course can adapt to present local, national, and global circumstances, allowing teachers to select flexibly from current events to illuminate key ideas and conceptual understandings. Participation in government and in our communities is fundamental to the success of American democracy.

(.5 credit)

ECONOMICS - Grade 12, Spring Semester

Economics is the study of choices and decisions people make about how to use the world’s resources. Topics will include Economic Systems, Supply and Demand, Money and Baking, World Trade, Competition, The Federal Reserve System, Economic Problems, Personal Finance and Taxation and the Federal Budget.

(.5 credit)

LAW AND SOCIETY - Grades 9-12, Fall Semester

This course will focus on the legislative process and the politics involved with making laws, including presidential leadership and its effect on society. Laws will be looked at in detail with the intention of comparing effective laws and ineffective laws in the history of American society. Included will be a section on the judicial branch and US Supreme Court case law. From a sociological perspective the course will include a section on criminology.

(.5 credit)

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Grades 9-12, Spring Semester

Relationships between the individual and social environment. Formations of attitude, group process and structure, prejudice, and the relationship of the developing individual to sociocultural systems.

(.5 credit)

SCIENCE

SCIENCE 7

This course is designed to engage students in hands-on science that is aimed at meeting the needs of individual learners through a collaborative learning setting. The activities are designed to generate higher level thinking and application skills. The activities are taught through scientific inquiry with an emphasis on chemistry, physics and earth science. The curriculum’s design creates opportunities for individual and group discovery through cooperative learning, internet research, laboratory investigations, and projects.

SCIENCE 8

The middle school science course is designed to give students the necessary skills for a smooth transition from elementary life science standards to high school NYSSLS standards. Eighth Grade Life Science includes topics such as diversity of living organisms, structure and function of cells, heredity, ecosystems, and biological evolution. Students will develop the skills necessary to keep records of their observations and use those records to analyze the data they collect. Eighth graders will write instructions, describe observations, and show information in graphical form. When analyzing the data they collect, eighth graders will recognize relationships in simple charts and graphs, and find more than one way to interpret their findings.

LIVING ENVIRONMENT - Grade 9

The Living Environment course of study will focus on understanding important biological relationships, processes and mechanisms, and the application of biological concepts. Major course topics include ecology, cell biology, cell biochemistry, the maintenance of homeostasis in animals and plants, human anatomy and physiology, genetics and evolution. Students are required to do extensive microscope and lab work including labs required by New York State, which will be tested on the Regents exam. Students MUST satisfactorily complete all required laboratory experiences to sit for the Regents exam. A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course.

(1 credit)

EARTH SCIENCE - Grade 10

This is a one year course designed to introduce students to the study of the Earth upon which they live. Earth Science is the study of the Earth’s systems and its location in the universe. This definition includes most of the physical world around us. This course is designed to engage students in hands-on science that is aimed at meeting the needs of individual learners through a collaborative learning setting. This course has a regents exam, lab practical exam, and required laboratory minutes.

(1 credit)

CHEMISTRY - Grade 11

This one-year Regents Chemistry course prepares students for college-level sciences. It is a rigorous course, requiring strong math skills, logical reasoning skills, and a commitment to hard work. The course culminates in the NYS Regents Exam in June. On nights when no written homework or lab reports are assigned, students should spend some time reviewing their class notes and assignments. The classwork and exams in Chemistry are cumulative, as the nature of this subject requires us to build on prior knowledge throughout the year. Consequently, there is always “homework” in the form of studying. You will be required to complete 1200 minutes of lab time and will be expected to take the June regents exam.

(1 credit)

STEM SCIENCE - Grade 11

The High School STEM course is designed to give students the opportunities to solve problems through science, technology, engineering and math skills. Part of this course will include building structures through robotics, some through other simple materials. Other parts of this course will take students through the processes of Forensic Science and real world studies in criminal investigations. Students will develop the skills necessary to keep records of their observations and use those records to analyze the data they collect. They will write instructions, describe observations, and show information in graphical form. Students will be required to participate in collaborative discussions and present findings from their research.

(1 credit)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Grade 11

Environmental science is the study of patterns and processes in the natural world and their modification by human activity. To understand current environmental problems, we need to consider physical, biological and chemical processes that are often the basis of those problems. This course will give you the skills necessary to address the environmental issues we are facing today by examining scientific principles and the application of those principles to natural systems. This course will survey some of the many environmental science topics at an introductory level, ultimately considering the sustainability of human activities on the planet.

(1 credit)

SPANISH

SPANISH 8

This course is designed to introduce you to the Spanish language. You will begin to learn the basics of the Spanish language and the culture of people that speak it. There will be a strong emphasis on listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

SPANISH I - Grade or 9

This course is designed as a continuation of what students have learned in 8th grade Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are enhanced. At the end of this course, students will be able to express themselves and engage in conversation in Spanish within the limits of their knowledge and vocabulary structure.

(1 credit)

SPANISH II - Grades 9 or 10

This course is a continuation of Spanish I and features application skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn new vocabulary and grammar to expand their usage of the language. Students will continue to learn more about the cultures of countries where Spanish is spoken.

(1 credit)

SPANISH III - Grades 10 or 11

This course is a continuation of Spanish II and features application skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn new vocabulary and grammar to expand their usage of the language. Students will continue to learn more about the cultures of countries where Spanish is spoken.

(1 credit)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYS. ED 7-8

This course is designed to give students at the middle school level an opportunity to participate in individual (lifetime) activities and team sports such that they can establish an appreciation for physical fitness. Such exposure will hopefully lead to the establishment of a fitness “lifestyle” that they can utilize presently and in the future.

PHYS. ED 9-12

This course is designed to give students at the commencement level an opportunity to participate in individual (lifetime) activities and team sports such that they can establish an appreciation for physical fitness. Such exposure will hopefully lead to the establishment of a fitness “lifestyle” that they can utilize presently and in the future.

(.5 credit/year)

HEALTH

HEALTH 7

The object of this course is to establish health promotion and disease prevention through the concept of Wellness. This concept (Wellness) will provide students at the middle school level the opportunity to establish good decision making skills regarding her/his health presently and in the future.

HEALTH 10

This course is designed to establish health promotion and disease prevention through the concept of Wellness. This concept (Wellness) will provide students at the commencement the opportunity to establish solid decision making skills regarding her/his health presently and in the future.

(1 credit)

ELECTIVES

YEARBOOK

The yearbook course has been designed to provide students with journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook. Units of study include teamwork, responsibility, brainstorming, content, coverage, concept, reporting, writing, headlines, captions, editing, photography, typography, design, graphics, finances, yearbook campaigns, advertising and distribution. The work done by the yearbook staff is a real-world experience that results in the current volume of our school’s yearbook. The publication strives to maintain a tradition of excellence in which the school and the community can take pride. Mastery of the goals and objectives educate staff members in all areas of publication production. As a result, students should be able to pursue journalism with a strong background either in their advanced studies or in a career.

(1 credit)

ART

STUDIO ART - Grades 7-12

In this class you will learn how to creatively problem solve and tackle artistic challenges, while learning lifelong skills such as patience, reflection, observation, and self-critique. As this is an introductory class, you will begin the class learning the basics and tackling new media. Projects and lessons will be built around the elements of art and principles of design. This course is meant to be an introductory to art making and materials to give students the drive, skills and confidence to experiment with art making their own art in the future and at home.

(1 credit)

MUSIC

MUSIC 7

This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of basic music theory, keyboarding, bucket drumming, and musical theatre. A combination of lecture, class discussions, videos, and problem-based learning will be used in this course.

MUSIC 8

This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of music theory, keyboarding, guitar, and musical theatre. A combination of lecture, class discussions, videos, and problem-based learning will be used in this course.

BAND 5-6

The 5/6 band continues and builds upon concepts taught in the 4th grade band. Using a spiral learning model, concepts remain the same, but the complexity increases. Through performance in band, students are taught fundamental musical concepts such as tone development, playing with a steady pulse, rhythm, intonation, articulation, reading musical notation, and phrasing, as well as proper technique, posture, breathing techniques, and aural skills. Through selected band literature, students begin to learn about music theory, music as it relates to outside fields, and music as it relates to various cultures. Additionally, instruction is interdisciplinary and comprehensive in scope. The 5/6 band is comprised of students with the ability to perform level II musical literature.

BAND 7-12

The 7-12 band continues and builds upon concepts taught in previous years of band instruction. Using a spiral learning model, concepts remain the same, but the complexity increases. Through performance in band, students continue to increase their performance abilities and understanding of fundamental musical concepts such as tone development, playing with a steady pulse, rhythm, intonation, articulation, reading musical notation, and phrasing, as well as proper technique, posture, breathing techniques, and aural skills. Through selected band literature, students begin to learn about music theory, music as it relates to outside fields, and music as it relates to various cultures. Additionally, instruction is interdisciplinary and comprehensive in scope. The 7-12 band is comprised of students with the ability to perform level II-III musical literature.

(.5 credit)

CHORUS 7-12

This course is designed to prepare students to perform in two concerts (one in December and one in May). Students will prepare music that is at their ability level and will learn the musical terms and concepts needed to succeed. A combination of lecture, class discussion, videos, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to read music using symbols, notation, and director conducting to perform a chorus concert in parts.

(.5 credit)

MUSIC APPRECIATION - Grades 7-12

Music Appreciation is for students who would like to develop an appreciation for music. This class is not performance based however students might be in this class because it is necessary along with a performance based class to earn the advanced Regents Diploma. Students will be introduced to the elements of music through exploration of basic music theory, concert observations, computer programs, web based instruction, videos, and listening assignments. Additionally, students will be given opportunities to analyze and write about music. This course fulfills the New York State Department of Education Arts credit towards the NYS Regents Diploma.

(1 credit)

7TH & 8TH GRADE ELECTIVES

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS-CCR (7TH GRADE)

College and Career Readiness (CCR) is a 10-week class designed to teach career development through project-based learning, research, and understanding of self and the world of work for college and career readiness. Students will gain knowledge of career options, and the personal skills, aptitudes, and employer expectations of future careers of choice. Students will identify personal traits and characteristics for a better understanding of self in their pursuit of finding a meaningful, fulfilling and rewarding career. Students will demonstrate the use of technology to gather information about careers.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS-CCR (8TH GRADE)

This course is a 10-week class designed to teach career development through project-based learning, research, and understanding of self and the world of work for college and career readiness. This is a continuation of the College and Career Readiness class that students took in 7th grade. Students will gain knowledge of career options as well as the personal skills, aptitudes, and employer expectations of future careers of choice and life choices. Students will identify personal traits and characteristics for a better understanding of self in their pursuit of finding a meaningful, fulfilling and rewarding career and life.

MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MST (7TH & 8TH GRADE)

The middle school science course is designed to give students the necessary skills for a smooth transition from elementary NYSSLS standards to high school NYSSLS standards. Seventh Grade curriculum is geared toward learning simple machines and how they work. This is done through a K-Nex program. The 8th Grade curriculum is a problem-based learning program that elicits student’s problem solving skills to learn Newton’s Laws of Motion with bridge building, gliders and other projects designed around that subject matter.

DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS-DMA (7TH & 8TH GRADE)

Digital Media Arts is a class designed to expose students to digital photography, photo manipulation (“Photoshopping”), and computer coding.

ARCHITECTURAL AWARENESS/ROBOTICS - Grades 7 & 8

Architectural Awareness is a hands-on half year course that meets every-other-day. Students pick a building in the area where they live and design a reuse for that building. Students will learn about what an architect does and have an architect that will come and work with them. In a culminating activity, students will present their projects at a celebration at the Corning Glass Center. The second half of the year becomes a robotics course. Students will build a robot, learn to program, and compete in a competition at the Wings of Eagles.

ACE CLASSES

ACE U.S. HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT- Grade 11

Part I: Dreams and concepts brought to the New World and their development into America’s institutions and social fabric. Conflict and consensus among groups, dilemmas facing revolutionaries and reformers, and ways economic, political and social changes have occurred. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets SUNY General Education requirement in American History.

Part II: End of Civil War to the present. Topics include industrial-urbanization, racism, sexism, the new manifest destiny, political changes, and the growth of a modern nation. (3 cr. hrs.) Meets SUNY General Education requirement in American History

(1 Credit HS, 3 Credits College)

ACE STATISTICS - Grade 12, Fall Semester

An intuitive approach to statistics. Analysis and description of numerical data using frequency distributions, histograms and measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary theory of probability with applications of binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, chi-square, linear regression and correlation. The statistical computer language Minitab will be used.

(.5 Credit HS, 4 Credits College)

ACE PRE-CALCULUS - Grade 12, Spring Semester

This course provides the algebraic foundation, from a function standpoint, for a standard calculus course. Topics include: theory of functions and radicals, right triangle trigonometry, analytic trigonometry, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometry with applications, vectors, polar coordinates, binomial theorem and conic sections. This course fulfills the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement.

(.5 Credit HS, 3 Credits College)

ACE AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- Grade 12, Fall Semester

Theories and practices of American Federal Government with emphasis on the national level. Changing relationships between the branches of the national government, policy formulation, political parties, pressure groups, and the growth of presidential powers. College credit

*Meets SUNY General Education requirement in Western Civilization.

(.5 credit high school, 3 credits college)

ACE ECONOMICS- Grade 12, Spring Semester

Structure and functioning of the U.S. economy. National economic goals, the market system, price determination, taxation and government spending, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade. Understanding of current economic events and issues.

(.5 credit high school, 3 credits college)

COLLEGE COMPOSITION I & II- Grade 12

The course focuses on essay writing designed to sharpen the student's perceptions of the world and to facilitate communications with correctness, clarity, unity, organization, and depth. Assignments include grammar and vocabulary study, expository writing, argumentation, and research techniques.

(1 Credit HS, 3 Credits College)

*Must have an 85 or above on ELA Regents to replace English 12

APEX CLASSES

ENGLISH

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

Creative Writing (one semester)

Media Literacy (one semester)

Reading Skills and Strategies (one semester)

Writing Skills and Strategies (one semester)

SCIENCE

MS Life Science

MS Earth and Space Science

Environmental Science

Chemistry

Physics

The Living Earth

Chemistry in the Earth System

Physics of the Universe

MATH

AP Calculus

Financial Literacy (one semester)

Mathematics of Personal Finance

Fundamental Math

ELECTIVES

College and Career Preparation I (one semester)

College and Career Preparation II (one semester)

Art Appreciation (one semester)

Music Appreciation

Multicultural Studies (one semester)

Sociology (one semester)

Psychology (one semester)

CTE

Principles of Health Science

Accounting I

Accounting II

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

Legal Environment of Business

Human Resources Principles

Introduction to Business and Technology

Principles of Information Technology

Information Technology Applications (one semester)

Computer Applications (one semester)

Business Applications (one semester)

CLUBS

THEATER

Theater is designed to prepare students to perform in two class productions (musical/play and variety show). Students will prepare lines and music that is at their ability level and will learn musical and theatrical terms and concepts needed to succeed.