High School Schedule D Curriculum Outlines


English

Reviewing the works of writers from Shakespeare to Johnson to Tolkien, students in British Literature will participate in college-level reading and writing, including writing literary critical analyses. Students will also read selected works outside for Accelerated Reading credit. Students survey significant writers who have influenced the direction of English language and thought--Renaissance through the Romantic period. The course uses the chronological approach so that students may observe how background customs and conditions have affected the literature and language. The selected novels are from college and university reading lists. Writers to be studied will likely include Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Defoe, Pepys, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Austen, the Brontes, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats.

  • ♦ Rasselas/Johnson
  • ♦ The Importance of Being Honest/Wilde
  • ♦ Jane Eyre/ Bronte
  • ♦ Utopia/ More
  • ♦ Bleak House/ Dickens
  • ♦ All works/ William Shakespeare
  • ♦ All works/ Tolkien
  • ♦ Mansfield Park / Austen

Mathematics.

Texts: Primarily Saxon Math series or as noted (see below)

Students in grades 5-12 are tested and placed in the level of math they will be most successful in. Students who are accelerated will be tested and given the opportunity to take more advanced math levels. Saxon is a comprehensive system through pre-calculus, which emphasizes learning in small increments and review of all previously learned concepts throughout the year. Each night's homework consists of many different types of problems from all previous lessons.

  • ♦ Math 8/7 (Saxon Publishers, Inc.)
  • ♦ Algebra 1/2 (Pre-Algebra) (Saxon Publishers, Inc.)
  • ♦ Algebra 1/Geometry (Saxon Publishers, Inc.)
  • ♦ Algebra 2/Geometry (Saxon Publishers, Inc.)
  • ♦ Advanced Math - Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus (Robert Blitzer)
  • ♦ AP Calculus - Advanced Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry (Saxon & Wang)
  • ♦ Practical Math - Consumer Applications (Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1998)

Science.

Core science classes are normally completed by the 11th grade. Students desiring to take advance science classes may qualify for AP Biology on our campus or may qualify to enroll in freshman level science classes as a concurrent student at a local college or university.

Text: Campbell Reese AP Biology 9th edition

Social Studies.

Core Social Studies courses are normally completed by the 11th grade.

The following two courses have been taught some years as student interest and time allowed:

Economics.

Text: Economics: Today and Tomorrow by Roger LeRoy Miller (Glencoe-McGraw Hill, 1999)

Psychology.

Text: Psychology: An Introduction by Charles G. Morris and Albert A. Maisto (Prentice Hall, 2002)

Foreign Language: Korean.

The Korean language program is designed for students to develop and polish their skills in reading, writing, and speaking the Korean language. In addition, students will be able to identify Korean language and culture through a variety of special activities.

Ninth through Twelfth Grade: Students will attend class five times a week. They will develop fluency in speaking, reading, and writing the Korean language. They will learn from Korean Textbook and Korean Reading III. They will learn to read, write, and speak a higher level of Korean.

Foreign Language: Spanish.

Ninth through Twelfth Grade: Acquire knowledge of Spanish language step by step using the textbook, workbook, audio and visual aids and a Spanish/English dictionary. There will be several modes of instruction ranging from lectures to group discussions and activities in which all participate. This course is divided into Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Memorize and apply the vocabulary and grammar of the Spanish language through oral, written, reading, and audio exercises. To review basic grammatical structures already studied followed by more advanced structures needed to acquire better proficiency. Classroom activities progress from drills to exercises of a more communicative approach. The course will consist of the following: Lecture by instructor, the use of the textbooks (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels respectively), workbooks, oral activities, listening activities, Internet activities, written activities, and cultural activities.

Evaluation: Homework, project assignments, class participation, quizzes, textbook unit tests, midterm and final. Required Texts: Paso A, Paso I, II, and III (Prentice Hall).

Character Education.

Text: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

Health (including Marriage & Family).

Text: Health (Glencoe McGraw Hill, 1999)

Other sources:
  • ♦ I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
  • ♦ Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray
  • ♦ RQ: Relationship Quotient by Richard Panzer

The focus of this course is making informed and healthy life choices. The course covers:

  • ♦ Fitness and nutrition
  • ♦ Mental and emotional health
  • ♦ Body systems
  • ♦ Growth and development
  • ♦ Medicines and drugs
  • ♦ Disease and disorders and injury prevention and safety
  • ♦ Healthy relationships

Information Technology.

Schedule D

Students in Schedule C and D will mostly learn about writing code for creating JavaScript programs using an online resource called “Khan Academy”, but will also be taught other skills that will help them throughout college and future careers such as building a resume, understanding advanced search functions for conducting research, word processing skills such as implementing proper citations, and more.

Programs Used:
  • ♦ Notepad++
  • ♦ Microsoft Word
  • ♦ Gimp 2.0
  • ♦ Tinkercad
  • ♦ Windows Movie Maker

Units and Topics
  • ♦ Making JavaScript programs with Notepad++
  • ♦ Creating and designing web pages using HTML and CSS programming
  • ♦ Resume building tools for job hunting
  • ♦ Advanced word processing skills
  • ♦ Advanced Search functions
  • ♦ Designing and creating multimedia projects
  • ♦ Building 3D models for 3D printing