High School Classes

Y Math
(Full Year)

Course Description:  A simple math class that gives a REASON of "y" math is important and "y" we need to know it!

Instructor:  Mrs. Dena Robert
Session 4:  1:30pm-2:30pm

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$20.00

Class Cost

$180.00

HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

Algebra 1
(Full Year)

Description:  Algebra 1 teaches all basic algebra concepts. These include basic properties, solving equations (including simultaneous equations), coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines is taught in detail, and graphing conic sections is introduced. Operations with polynomials are demonstrated with place-value blocks for conceptual understanding before being taught conventionally.

Student Supply List:
Algebra 1: Legacy Edition Level Up Base Set from mathusee.com
Scientific Calculator like Casio fx-300 ES
Ruler Folder or 3-ring binder
Scratch Paper or notebook
Graph paper with small squares

Textbook ISBN: 1110-210

Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Session 1:  9:30am-10:25pm

Supply Fee

$20.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

Description:  Points, lines, planes, angles, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean Theorem, conic sections, proofs and more Major Concepts and Skills Include: Describing points, lines, rays, line segments, angles, and planes Calculating the measure of the interior and exterior angles of a regular polygon Understanding the geometry of a circle, sphere, and ellipse Understanding and computing volume and surface area of solids Using the Pythagorean theorem to identify triangle attributes Applying postulates, theorems, definitions, and properties to geometric proofs Additional Concepts and Skills: Using a protractor to construct angles Using a compass to construct bisectors Constructing and identifying triangles Working with algebraic expressions containing radicals Completing geometric transformations within a Cartesian plane Understanding basic trigonometric functions

Student Supply List
Geometry Universal Set from mathusee.com
Scientific Calculator like Casio fx-300 ES
Notebook or scratch paper
Folder or 3-ring binder

Textbook ISBN: 120-100
Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Session 2:  10:30am-11:25am

Supply Fee

$20.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

Geometry
(Full Year)

Description:  In High School Computer Programming, Mr. Alan will introduce you to the must know concepts, that lie behind programming. As you learn these must know concepts, he will show you how to apply that knowledge to solving computer programming problems.

Focused on the essential concepts of computer programming, this class will help you develop a solid understanding of the subject quickly and painlessly. Clear explanations are accompanied by numerous examples and followed with more challenging aspects of computer programming. Practical exercises close each chapter and will instill you with confidence in your growing programming skills.

Must Know High School Computer Programming features:
• Each chapter begins with the must know ideas behind the new topic
• Extensive examples illustrate these must know ideas
• Students learn how to apply this new knowledge to problem solving
• Skills that can be applied to a number of courses, including Object Oriented Programming, Game Design, Robotics, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A
• A robotics project that will bring computer programming to (electronic!) life
• 250 practical review questions instill confidence
• IRL (In Real Life) sidebars present real-life examples of the subject at work in culture, science, and history
• Special BTW (By the Way) sidebars provide study tips, exceptions to the rule, and issues students should pay extra attention to
• Bonus app includes 100 flashcards to reinforce what students have learned

Student Supply List:
Windows Laptop with Charger
Spiral Notebook
Folder 
Pen

Textbook ISBN:  978-1260458466

Instructor:  Mr. Alan Lombardo
Session 2:  10:30am-11:25pm

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$35.00

Class Cost

$140.00

 

Language Art Skills for High School
(Full Year)

Description:  The focus of Language Arts Skills for High School is on filling in holes in reading and writing skills, with a particular emphasis on reading and responding to various texts while utilizing different writing styles.

Students participate in directed reading activities, guided paragraphs, essay and research writing, study skill knowledge, and using context clues, roots, and prefixes to increase vocabulary and usage. Students improve reading comprehension, listening, and writing skills through mentor text, reading and writing strategies, and high-interest literature, including short stories, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and the in-depth study of a novel.

Students should be prepared to invest at least 1 hour daily for class. A minimum of 1 paper every six weeks will be assigned.

Supply List:
3 ring binder
Loose leaf paper
Subject dividers
Pen, pencil, highlighters
Colored pencils or pens

Textbook ISBN:  TBD

Instructor:  Mrs. Lisa Sierra
Session 1:  9:30am-10:25am

Supply Fee

$75.00

Monthly Cost

$35.00

Class Cost

$315.00

 

Spanish 1
(Full Year)

Description:  In this course, you learn the basic Spanish language. You will be able to engage in short conversations in Spanish, including greeting people, introducing yourself, and exchanging basic information with others about school, family, friends, food, shopping, activities, and going places.

Supply List:
Spanish 1 textbook (TBD)
Notebook or binder with lined paper
Blank index cards

Textbook ISBN:  TBD

Instructor:  Mrs. Kelly Olwell
Session 3:  12:30pm-1:25pm

Supply Fee

$25.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

Algebra 2
(Full Year)

Friendly Chemistry

(Full Year)

High School Art History
(Full Year)

Consumer Math
(Full Year)

Introduction to Ethics
(Full Year)

Latin 2
(Full Year)

*Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 (or pass evaluation placing student into Level 2)

Description:  Factoring polynomials, quadratic formula, graphing conic sections and other Algebra 2 topics.

Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Simplifying multiple-degree rational expressions
Working with imaginary and complex numbers
Understanding and applying the binomial theorem
Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring
Applying analytic geometry to conic sections
Solving simultaneous equations (linear and conic) using graphing, substitution, and elimination
Additional Concepts and Skills:
Applying basic algebra to problems involving ratios and proportions
Graphing inequalities
Using the distance and midpoint formulas
Solving equations with three variables
Solving problems involving distance, rate, and time
Understanding vectors.

Supply List:
Math U See Algebra 2 Universal Set
Scientific Calculator like Casio fx-300 ES
Folder or 3-ring binder
Scratch paper or notebook
Graph paper with small squares

Textbook ISKU:  1130-100

Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Off Site:  TBD

Supply Fee

$20.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

Description:  Friendly Chemistry is a complete high school-level chemistry course which uses simple language and a multitude of analogies to make learning (and teaching) chemistry easy!  Friendly Chemistry utilizes games, activities and lab experiences to make the concepts crystal clear and readily retained. The abstract concepts of chemistry are truly made accessible with Friendly Chemistry.

Topics Covered in Friendly Chemistry include:
-The Atomic Theory
-Trends of the Periodic Table of Elements
-Quantum Mechanics (Electron Arrangement)
-Ion Formation
-Compound Formation - Bonding
-Avogadro's Number and the Mole
-Calculation of Formula Weights and Percent Composition
-Empirical Formulas
-Writing and Classifying Chemical Reactions
-Balancing Chemical Equations
-Stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product)
-Solutions and Molarity and application to stoichiometry
-The Ideal Gas Laws

Supply List:
Text Book - Friendly Chemistry 
Friendly Chemistry Manipulative 

Textbook ISBN:  978-1456511364 AND 1456542214

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Session 3:  12:30pm-1:25pm

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$35.00

Class Cost

$315.00

 

Description:  This course is intended as a brief survey of art from 1830–1970, just before the Civil War to the early 1970s. We will cover most of the major art movements that evolved during these 160 or so years, but not all of them. Many of these movements span extended periods of time and some change slightly during that course of time.

This art curriculum is designed to give each student a basic understanding of what was happening in the art world during major events in history. Art can be a very effective tool for studying the history of the world. The artist is a lot like a historian, but in a visual way. When an artist uses his or her art form to depict social, political, and emotional events in his or her life we understand history in a deeper, much richer way. History affects art and art reflects history. The two are inseparable.

Supply List:
6 plastic table clothes 

Textbook Information:  Textbook is provided by the instructor on the first day of class.

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Session 3: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$35.00

Class Cost

$315.00

 

Description:  How do I file a tax return? What is a credit score? How much of my paycheck will be withheld for taxes? What's an APR? This consumer math class answers all of these questions, and more!

The curriculum covers the following National Standards for Personal Finance Education: Earning Income: wages and salary, gross pay, exact net pay, approximating net pay, pay schedules, tips, earning interest, retirement savings, 401(K) employer matching, filing income taxes, tax deductions, wage theft, insurance Spending: budgeting, keeping a register, comparing unit prices, sales tax, discounts, coupons Saving: savings, checking, money market accounts, CDs, simple interest, compound interest, pre- and post-tax retirement accounts Investing: risk vs. reward, stock market, bonds, retirement accounts, diversifying Credit: credit card interest, credit card choices, credit score, credit report, minimum payments, APRs, down payments, car loans, mortgages, amortization schedules, student loan interest, student loan choices, deferment, forbearance, capitalizing interest Some of the Units we will cover include the following topics: Wants vs. needs Checks and registers Wages and salary Bank accounts Budgets Electronic banking and credit cards Credit score Discounts and coupons Sales tax and tip Percent change Unit price Income taxes* Car loans Mortgages Student loans Investing Car insurance Health insurance

Supply List:
Package of White or Pastel Colored Printer Paper
Composition Notebook 

Living Textbook Information:  The Living Textbook is a binder that will be added to each week and is provided by the instructor on the first day of class.

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Tuesdays:  10:30am-11:30am

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

Description:  This course offers a comprehensive exploration of moral theories and their application across various disciplines. Over the course of the academic year, students will delve into foundational concepts of morality, analyzing the nuances of what constitutes right and wrong, good and bad. By examining contemporary moral dilemmas through a philosophical lens, participants will have the opportunity to critically assess the rationale behind their existing beliefs. Through reasoned argumentation and engagement with philosophical moral theory, students will develop a robust framework for evaluating and understanding ethical principles. Weekly reading and writing assignments provide ample opportunity for deepening comprehension and refining analytical skills.

Supply List:
Spiral Notebook 
Textbook -Ethics: Theory and Practice, 11th edition by Jacques P. Thiroux and Keith W. Krasemann

Textbook ISBN:  978-0133804058

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Tuesdays:  11:35pm-12:35pm

Supply Fee

$30.00

Monthly Cost

$30.00

Class Cost

$270.00

 

*Prerequisite:  Latin 1 (or pass evaluation placing student into Level 2 Latin)
Description:  The approach is intensively grammatical. Each chapter will be translated in class, with all grammatical constructions explained. Students are expected to master (i.e. memorize) the vocabulary and the various paradigms (declension and conjugation patterns) necessary to progress in reading proficiency.

Latin is an inflected language. That is, the endings of words change to reflect grammatical function. The changes of a noun are called "Declensions" and the changes of a verb are called "Conjugations". It is absolutely ESSENTIAL in the study of Latin that the declension system and its grammatical functions be mastered.

Students will be provided with Lingua Latina as on the first day of class.

  1. recommend having a Latin-English dictionary (such as the New College Latin-English Dictionary ) on hand, For students lacking a strong foundation in English grammar, English Grammar for Students of Latin is an essential resource. Neither book is required, but both are invaluable resources. They are available on-line.

Students should be prepared to spend a regular amount of time on homework before each class session. In addition to brief written homework to be turned in at most class sessions, homework consists of preparation of the next session and reading passage, and the following essential tasks:

1) Work through and translate for yourself the text in each chapter of our textbook and regularly read through earlier chapters for review.
2) Do all the exercises in each chapter in writing.
3) Memorize all new vocabulary in each chapter and review old vocabulary.
4) Review all new grammar and consult your grammar books for reinforcement whenever necessary.
5) Prepare a list of questions to be asked in class if you have any problems, e.g. with translating or understanding grammatical constructions.

We will have four exams. The exams will test memorization of forms, comprehension of grammatical concepts, and translation of passages from each of the chapters covered. The exams (including the Final) will be cumulative, since the subject itself is cumulative by nature. Absences from an exam are excused only in cases of emergency with appropriate notification in advance to the instructor.

Supply List:
Spiral Notebook 
1 inch 3 ring binder
Dividers

Textbook:  Lingva Latina provided by instructor on the first day of class,

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Tuesdays:  1:15pm-2:15pm

Supply Fee

$30.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

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