Language Arts Reading – The student will be instructed in understanding and interpret reading
passages and to apply interpretations of these passages to new contexts.
Passages are both fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will learn to
comprehend, apply, analyze and synthesize drama, poetry, visual communications
and business documents.
Language Arts Writing – The student will be instructed in understanding the major parts of speech
to include nouns, pronouns, verbs, comma splices and mechanics. Students
will also learn basic sentence structure and the difference between sentence
fragments and complete sentences. Students will be able to write a 250
word five paragraph essay.
Language Arts Mathematics – The student will be instructed in understanding basic mathematics such
as whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, proportions, algebra
and geometry. Students will learn to use the Casio fx-260 calculator and
the answer sheet grid. The student will also be able to learn to solve
multiple step problems and estimate answers.
Social Studies – The student will be instructed in understanding history, geography, civics
and government. The student will learn to evaluate political cartoons,
maps, charts and graphs. The student will learn to determine between fact
and opinion and make assumptions based on the information provided. The
course focuses on application and analyzing concepts rather than remember
facts and dates.
Science – The student will be instructed in understanding physical, life, earth
and space science. The student will learn to think through and analyze
situations in order to apply what was learned to make sound decisions.
Students will apply critical reading skills and learn the basis of interpretation
of charts, graphs and other illustrations.