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Eleventh Grade

Junior Year

  • Academic English, Total Credits: 1

    • Literature: Focuses on British literature from Beowulf to contemporary British literature. Novels include, Frankenstein, The Count of Monte Cristo, and A Tale of Two Cities.

    • Vocabulary: 400 cumulative words are taught and tested.

    • Writing: Assignments are varied with many assignments based on literature stories or novels read throughout the year.

    • Grammar: Some grammar is taught.

  • Honors English, Total Credits: 1

    • Honors 11 moves at an accelerated pace through a British Literature curriculum. In this course we read at least eight novels. We also study the short story extensively.

    • Writing: There is an extensive amount of writing on many levels. Writing includes a 10 page short story, a novel project for each novel covered, MLA and APA research papers with an emphasis on answering essay questions.

Social Studies
  • Total Credits: 1
  • Study of World History from the 1600's through the present

  • Topics Covered:

    • The Enlightened World: Pursuit of power in Europe, Age of Reason, American & French Revolutions

    • The European World: Industrialization, European society and expansion

    • The Modern World: The Great War, discontentment and experimentation, Second World War, Cold War era

    • Present day & current events

Pre-Calculus, Total Credits: 1

Students will apply the skills they learned in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry to solve more advanced problems with a wide variety of applications in preparation for calculus (students who wish to take AP Calculus AB should take Honors Precalculus). Students will also explore additional topics (like vectors, counting methods, and linear regression) that have applications in physics and statistics.

Textbook: Precalculus by Ron Larson


  • Review of parent functions and transformations
  • Inverse and composite functions
  • Modeling data with linear regression
  • Review of quadratic equations and functions
  • Review of polynomial equations and functions
  • Solving nonlinear inequalities
  • Review of exponential and logarithmic equations and functions
  • Review of trigonometric functions and the unit circle
  • Proving trigonometric identities
  • Solving trigonometric equations using identities
  • The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines
  • Properties of vectors and the dot product
  • Review of linear and nonlinear systems of equations
  • Solving problems with linear programming
  • Probability and counting with permutations and combinations
  • Graphing and solving problems involving conic sections (circles, parabolas, and ellipses)

In the Honors class, students also learn about:

  • Solving trigonometric equations and proving trigonometric identities using sum, difference, double-angle, and half-angle identities
  • Graphing and solving problems involving hyperbolas
  • Environmental Science
    • Planet Earth

    • Change in the Biosphere

    • Ecosystem Biomes

    • Human Populations

    • Feeding the World

    • Energy from Organic Fuels

    • Nuclear Energy

    • Alternative Energy Sources

    • Land Pollution

    • Water Pollution

    • Habitat Destruction

    • Sustainable Future

  • Total Credits: 1
  • Linear Motion

  • Projectile Motion

  • Newton’s Three Laws of Motion

  • Potential and Kinetic Energy

  • Thermodynamics

  • Waves

  • Sound

  • Light

  • Color

  • Electric Currents

  • Magnetism