Critical Reading Comprehension and Writing
It is designed to reinforce and build upon fundamental skills in writing and reading comprehension necessary to academic achievement. We would like all our students to be lifelong readers and writers, as the ability to critically analyze works and to write well will serve them well in every aspect of their academic and future professional lives. All classes will have the following assignments: grammar exercises, vocabulary development, reading, essay composition, reading comprehension questions, preparing for class discussion, outside research to related topics, and in-class quizzes and essays.
AP Macroeconomics is the equivalent of an introductory college-level course. The course will explore the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Students will use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts. The course will prepare students to take the AP Macroeconomics exams for college credit. There is no prerequisite required.
AP Calculus AB/BC
The AP Calculus course will teach students about limits, differentiation and integrals. The course will prepare students to take the AP AB/BC Calculus exams for college credit. The prerequisite of this course is Pre-Calculus. This course requires a graphing calculator. A list of approved calculators is provided on the College Board website.
SAT II Math Prep.
Two years of algebra, one year of geometry and elementary functions (precalculus), trigonometry or both.
Class has two meetings per week. One is lecture-style, and the other is dedicated for completing practice exams.
Lecture-style section: Review mathematical concepts and techniques for the topics covered in the Math Level 2 Subject test, and study relevant practice problems to deepen students’ understanding.
Practice Exam section: The students will complete a full-length practice exam every week. Afterwards, we will score the exams and review mistakes.
AP Microeconomics is the equivalent of an introductory college-level course. The course will cover basic economics concepts, supply/demand, production and competition model. Students will use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts. The course will prepare students to take the AP Macroeconomics exams for college credit. There is no prerequisite required.
Competitive speech allows students to develop communication and organizational skills to succeed in school, university, and beyond. It is also a creative outlet that strengthens individual expression as well as empathy. Students involved in this program will have one on one coaching and weekly practice time where they will receive feedback from their peers. Individual work on one’s own is also required. Students will choose a piece of approximately 10 minute length from a selection provided by their coach. They may choose between Declamation (memorization required), or Prose (reading category, binder required). If they prefer to write their own speeches they may compete in Impromptu Speaking, a category where they deliver original speeches on varying topics with limited prep time.
AP Computer Science
The computer science course will teach the basics and object-oriented programming using Java. The following topic will be covered. There is no prerequisite required.
Java Program structure
Data types and variables
Primitive types and reference types
String class and methods
AP Physics I is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. The course covers mainly mechanics, waves, thermal and electricity with circuit. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study, and in-class activity as they explore concepts. The course will also prepare students to take AP Physics I exams for college credit. The prerequisite of this course is algebra II.