What will my child learn?
- Heritage Studies
- Fine and Digital Arts
English (Academic and Honors**)
- Total Credits: 1
- Grammar: Study all parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation.
- Literature: Study an anthology of writing pieces by well-known authors.
- Novels: Read and analyze a variety of novels throughout the year, including The Call of the Wild, Sounder, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Westing Game.
- Composition: Various writing assignments including, narrative writing, creative writing and personal writing.
- Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry: 28 spelling lists; 280 vocabulary words, various poetry forms will be studied.
- **Honors English courses move at an accelerated pace, cover an increased amount of novels and an increased frequency of writing assignments.
- Total Credits per class: 1
Students will learn the basics of algebra as they prepare for more advanced methods they’ll find in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.
Textbook: Pre-Algebra by Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy Kanold, and Lee Stiff
Operations with integers and rational numbers (fractions and decimals)
Solving algebraic equations and inequalities
Writing and solving proportions
The percent equation, percent increase and decrease, and application of percents (including calculating markups and discounts)
Basics of plane figure geometry (classifying plane figures, congruence & similarity, area, surface area, and volume)
Theoretical and experimental probability
Graphing and writing linear equations
The Pythagorean Theorem
Laws of exponents
Reading, writing, and performing operations with scientific notation
In the Honors class, students also learn about:
- Basics of statistics (samples and populations)
- Geometric transformations (translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations)
- Geography covering Themes of Geography, North America, South America, and Northern Europe.
- Days Held: M-F
- Electives: Individual / Group Presentations
Measurements, the Scientific Method
- Organization of Living Systems & Classification of Living Things
- Carbon Compounds in Living Things
- Physical Variables of Land & Freshwater Habitats
- Ecosystems, Food Chains, Food Webs and Biomes
- Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Plant vs. Animal Cells
- Cell Transport, Comparing Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
- Types of Protozoans, Comparing Bacteria and Protozoans & Viruses
- The Cell Cycle
- Laws of How Traits Are Passed on to Offspring, The Steps of DNA Replication
- Algae and Fungi, Plants, Animals
- Invertebrates and Vertebrates
- The Circulatory, Respiratory and Organ Systems
- Structure of Bone, Skeletal/Muscle Partners as Simple Machines
- Nerve Impulses, How the Eye Works, How the Ear Works