English 2A/2B is designed to cover some of the basic elements of a traditional sophomore English class. Students will be reading, writing and analyzing texts (Shakespearean sonnets, a choice novel) throughout the course. Additionally, students will hone some basic grammar and punctuation skills, become versed in the art of persuasive speaking and writing and explore heroic archetypes and story patterns.
This course is a continuation of American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1). It is designed for students who wish to enhance proficiency in ASL usage and stresses continued development of basic conversational skills through thematic units with emphasis on vocabulary and expressive skills. You will develop receptive and expressive abilities that allow for you to recognize and demonstrate more sophisticated grammatical features of ASL. You will also increase your fluency and accuracy in fingerspelling and numbers. You will develop communication skills as you dive into the Deaf World and American Deaf culture and history.
This course is meant to introduce students to introductory vocabulary to ASL and to Deaf culture.
You will work on fingerspelling and then building vocabulary for common interactions.
Have you ever wondered what happens after making a 911 call? Get a realistic look into the day-to-day, fast-paced life of an EMR and how their roles and responsibilities fit into the larger picture with Emergency Medical Services. Discover how to conduct a patient assessment when you arrive on a scene and assess and treat various medical emergencies. If you’ve ever dreamt of being on the front lines, providing quality care to save someone’s life, then explore the exciting career as an Emergency Medical Responder.
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The Gifted Math 7 course is designed to challenge gifted learners, giving them an opportunity to examine the core ideas of mathematics with greater depth. The seventh grade curriculum that is used is an Apex curriculum called Math 7-Math Foundations II. This course encourages students to become better thinkers, doers, and communicators. Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have made strong connections between mathematics and the world around them.
The content covered in this course includes:
Integers and Operations, Fractions and Operations, Decimals and Operations, Percents, ratios, proportions and Rates, The Language of algebra, Solving equations with addition and subtraction, Solving equations with multiplication and division, Exponents
Solving equations with roots and powers, Multistep equations, Linear equations, Systems of linear equations, Distance and angles, Area, Surface area and volume, Data analysis and probability
EmpowerU – An elective course to build student resilience, persistence and success.
EmpowerU is a data-driven SEL curriculum to students in an effective and meaningful way. Now more than ever, students need support and skills to engage, learn and focus. We help them do that in a credit-bearing course.
EmpowerU equips students with the skills to build persistence, resilience and success by pairing interactive daily lessons with 1:1 support from dedicated online instructors. These instructors serve as life coaches and personalize the course content to apply to each student’s goals and barriers.
It has been proven that effective SEL programs increase student’s academic performance, classroom behavior, stress management, and attitudes.
High School (9-12)
EmpowerU high school Tier 2 program functions as a high school MTSS SEL semester intervention for students who need additional support.
Students complete daily online skill-building lessons using the online portal. These lessons help them master critical SEL concepts and coaching skills.
Each day, students receive personalized coaching by their 1:1 EmpowerU instructor through the online portal (text/email).
Program includes curriculum (six units, 44 lessons) , student portal access and six hours of 1:1 coaching. Final pre and post data is reported for each participating student, as well as overall school data.
Middle School (6-8)
This course functions as a middle school MTSS SEL semester intervention and is designed to be used for students who need additional mental health support.
Students use guided study or target time to complete six units of daily middle school SEL skill-building lessons using the online portal. These lessons help them master critical SEL concepts and coping skills.
Each day students also exchange asynchronous text and email messages through the online portal for personalized coaching with their EmpowerU instructor
Program includes curriculum (6 units, 34 lessons), student portal access, six hours of 1:1 coaching. Pre and post data is reported for each participating student, as well as overall school data.
This course is based on Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, the best-selling Science Fiction novel of all time. In addition to reading and analyzing the book, students will consider how the themes and metaphors presented are reflected in modern society and their own lives. The novel is considered to be at a 9th grade reading level though may be somewhat advanced for younger readers. (The novel takes approximately 15-20 hours to read, depending on your reading habits and speed. The audio version is about 21 hours.)
This course will continue to add to the vocabulary you know, including units on travel, occupations and your home. Grammar topics include three new tenses: the imperfect, the future and the conditional. Cultural studies will include parts of France as well as Canada, the French educational system, and the European Union. The activities continue to be varied, but will get more challenging as you progress through the course.
French listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills will be expanded using various Internet tools. Students will be expected to do daily work, and do weekly projects or assignments to demonstrate their learning. The text uses online exercises and videos, flashcards and quizzes. The units studied are food, daily routines, sports, and music. The grammar that will be mastered are past and future tense, and also the imperfect and descriptive past. Students will be involved in reading and telling, and in monthly speaking check with the web-cam or telephone. Students should have at least a C in French I to enroll and should be able to manage their time well. Cultural units to be studied are on the French speaking world and the geography of France. The online text Allez, Viens has activities and online assessments.
This course is designed to help learners striving to meet college entrance requirements. The course integrates and compresses the standard developmental English curriculum — reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation and usage skills — and allows learners to accelerate into college-credit courses. This sequence enables learners to make predictions about their reading, analyze rhetorical structures, build vocabulary, and improve writing mechanics. For an overview of the course structure/navigation, watch this 7 min. video.