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Course Catalog 2011-2012

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  • Requirements for Entrance to Four Year Colleges
  • AHS Minimum Requirements for Graduation
  • Applied Technology
  • Community Service
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Fine Arts ● Performing Arts
  • Fine Arts ● Visual Arts
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education
  • World Languages

ANDOVER HIGH SCHOOL

2011-2012 Course Catalog
80 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA 01810

http://www.aps1.net/ahs

Andover High School 2011 - 2012
Directory Overview

Course Catalog

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Requirements for Entrance to Four Year Colleges AHS Minimum Requirements for Graduation Applied Technology Community Service English English as a Second Language (ESL) Fine Arts • Performing Arts Fine Arts • Visual Arts Health Education Mathematics Physical Education Science Social Studies Special Education World Languages

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Andover High School Administration
Dr. Marinel McGrath Dr. Susan Nicholson Dr. Thomas Sharkey Mrs. Marilyn Jordan Mr. Christopher Phillips Dr. Luz Valverde Andover High School Attendance Superintendent of Schools Assistant Superintendent Interim Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal 623 8501 623 8501 623 8632 623 8635 623 8637 623 8675 623 8600 623 8601

Counseling Department
Mrs. Aixa de Kelley Mr. Edward Abbott Ms. Kimberly Bergey Mrs. Peggy Cain Mrs. Lauri Carrick Mr. William Hutchins Mr. Michael Marcoux Mrs. Sally O’Rourke Mrs. Christine Gould Mrs. Maureen Wholey Program Advisor Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor Counselor Registrar Secretary 623 8602 623 8604 623 8655 623 8603 623 8605 623 8606 623 8638 623 8643 623 8608 623 8607

Andover High School reserves the right to cancel any courses based on funding. Courses without enrollment figures that satisfy at least one full section may not be offered.

Chapter 622
In compliance with Chapter 622 and Title IX, the Andover Public Schools follows the law that reads: No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and course study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin of such child.

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Mission Statement
The mission of Andover High School is to create an environment in which every student has the opportunity to use his or her mind well to become personally responsible for his or her academic, social, and civic growth and physical well-being.

Course Catalog
The course catalog contains information necessary to select courses for the academic school year 20112012. The requirements for graduation are itemized on page 5. It is important for students and parents to be aware of their responsibilities in course selection. Responsibilities of Students and Parents 1. To be aware of all graduation requirements and to have a plan for meeting those requirements. 2. To review the established plan each year and check for completed graduation requirements. 3. To ensure that the student’s time spent at Andover High School is productive by choosing courses relevant to his/her academic and career interests while challenging his/her abilities. 4. To work with the Counseling Department in addressing academic or personal/social difficulties. 5. To be aware of the scheduling deadlines for adding and dropping courses. Credit Information All students should register for 7.5 credits and one directed study hall. Andover High School believes that it is preferable for students to have the opportunity to enroll in 8.0 credits of study and such a request will be honored whenever possible. Students accumulate credit on their high school transcripts from courses successfully completed during grades 9-12 only. The principal must approve all credit for courses taken outside Andover High School. No more than two summer school make-up credits can be counted toward graduation requirements. Enrichment courses taken during the summer are not eligible for credit and are not listed on the Andover High School transcript. No credit will be given for a course previously passed but repeated to improve proficiency; the repeated course may not be used in determining eligibility for interscholastic athletics, with the exception of upper level Physical Education courses. Promotion Requirements Grade 9 to 10 Grade 10 to 11 Grade 11 to 12 Grade 12 to Graduation Students must have passed: Students must have passed: Students must have passed: Students must have passed: 6 credits 12 credits 19 credits 26 credits & the MCAS

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Requirements for Entrance to Four Year Colleges Approximately ninety percent of Andover High School students attend four-year colleges and universities after graduation. Requirements for high school preparation vary among colleges and universities. The following outlines provide a minimum program required by Massachusetts public colleges and universities and an ideal program for entrance to highly selective colleges. Massachusetts Public College and University Minimum Admissions Standards 4 Years English 3 Years Math (minimum of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry) 3 Years Science 2 Years Social Studies (including 1 credit in U.S. History) 2 Years Foreign Language (in the same language) 2 Years Electives Ideal Program for Entrance to Selective Colleges 4 Years English 4 Years Math 4 Years Science 4 Years Social Studies 3-5 Years World Language

Credit Values of Courses The majority of academic courses meet daily for one semester and grant 1.0 credit. Courses meeting on alternate days for one semester receive .5 credit. Advanced Placement and interdisciplinary courses meet for two semesters. Credits are determined by the frequency of class meetings and granted as follows: Full year alternate day courses: Semester daily courses: Semester alternate day courses: Full year daily courses: 1.0 credit 1.0 credit .5 credit 2.0 credits

The following Advanced Placement courses meet daily first semester and on alternate days second semester and grant 1.5 credits: Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics.

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P. Merrimack College Program Andover High School juniors and seniors who have shown to be capable of succeeding at college level work are eligible to take courses at Merrimack College on a tuition-free. Acceptable Use Policy & Administrative Procedures All students must complete the district’s Acceptable Use Policy & Administrative Procedures form in order to receive a password to access the school’s computer network. 6 .AHS Minimum Requirements for Graduation English Social Studies Mathematics Science Foreign Language Physical Education Health Education Electives Total credits for graduation A minimum of: * The principal may waive this graduation requirement for students with severe language-based learning disabilities. It is the expectation that students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses take the A. Please be aware that many courses require access to the school department’s computer network. Students recommended for an Advanced Placement course are expected to complete a student contract and the required summer assignments. Students interested in registering for fall semester classes should obtain an application from the counseling office and the course of studies and registration materials from Merrimack College during August. Andover High School reserves the right to make any necessary changes. exam(s). Any other fees or costs are the responsibility of the student. Honors Program Demanding College Preparatory Program Basic College Preparatory Program Elective Courses (one credit per academic year) (includes World Civilization & 20th Century US History) 4 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits * 2 credits 2 credits 1 credit 8 credits 26 credits Advanced Placement Program The Advanced Placement program at Andover High School is designed to offer the able and motivated student an academically challenging classroom experience comparable to a first year college course. space-available basis. Course Levels All courses offered at Andover High School emphasize critical thinking skills and are leveled according to difficulty. Students taking the exam(s) are responsible for paying the standard test fee. Courses are leveled as follows: Level 7 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Unleveled Advanced Placement courses provide students with the opportunity to pursue college level studies while still in high school.

The course also requires students to work after-school hours taping. buying and selling and the marketing and distribution of goods and services.5 Credit Student enrolled in this course will learn how to use advanced hardware and software technologies to develop the Andover High School Yearbook. and packaging various events. Graphic Coordinator.5 Credit This “hands on” course is designed for seniors who have completed AT500 Television Production. techniques of effective audio/visual communication and technical setup and operation of television equipment. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Producer. produce. advertising. AT500 Television Production Unleveled . Sophomores may enroll in the course with teacher permission only.5 Credit . Students have the opportunity to belong to the marketing club through the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) organization. and edit both studio and field productions for use on the Andover Education Channel . Students will also package and produce Eagle 8 News segments on a regular basis. The course may involve after school hours that will be used to video tape various sports and school events.Channel 10 and Local Access Channel 8. Students also investigate many career opportunities and are prepared for a business administration/business management curriculum in college. AT610 Advanced Television Production Unleveled . direct.5 Credit This is a hands-on course designed to demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of television as a medium for communication. Director. 7 . Some of the areas covered are retailing. Technical Director. VTR Operator. All productions will be aired on our local cable television channels 8 and 10. The course requires outside time. Students will learn about the principles of communication. Open to grades 10-12. The students will produce many shows incorporating the AHS Community and the Town of Andover. fashion merchandising. Audio Technician. color theory and Adobe design programs. This course will use various software to create. Writer. Set-Design. Camera Operator. Prerequisite: Graphic Design or Desktop Publishing SENIORS ONLY. Editor. It is a projectbased course where students would become proficient at the following tasks and functions: Talent/Anchor.Applied Technology AT111 AT112 Marketing Marketing Level 1 Level 2 . Class activities will be coordinated with the advisor of the yearbook. Students will develop knowledge of photo. and Lighting. Teleprompter Operator. AT360 Yearbook Publication Unleveled . producing. typography. Students will also have in-dept skills to shoot “On Location” as well as in the studio. Open to SENIORS ONLY. edit and layout the annual yearbook. They will also be taught to write.5 Credit Introduction to Marketing is a program of instruction in merchandising and management.

S. This program is open to seniors or juniors who have their own cars and parking spots.net.Community Service Students should not select Community Service as part of their course selection sheet. and others wishing to discuss service opportunities may email Mr. classmates in the E.5 Credit Seniors and juniors who have established strong service records may apply for this one semester course. In either case. in lieu of study hall.0 Credit Students should not select Senior Exhibition as part of their course selection sheet. Fazio during the first week of the new semester if you are interested. Among the more than 30 sites some of the popular options include: • Tutoring at an Andover or Lawrence elementary or middle school • Visiting senior citizens at a local nursing home or the Andover Senior Center • Assisting challenged youth in therapeutic swimming or riding programs • Supervising pre-school children at various daycare centers • Serving the hungry and homeless at Bread & Roses or Lazarus House • Working with A. independent. This program is available other blocks. Permission is granted after the submission of a written proposal.L.25 credit. Pellerin at epellerin@aps1. this project offers a senior an opportunity to conduct a rigorous investigation on a topic of his/her choice and create an original product. Students.25 Credit In this program.25 Credit Students may earn credit for performing documented service either during a scheduled study hall block or OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL TIME. the student must present their final product at the annual Senior Exhibition in May. Students may elect service during any block or at their own convenience during time outside of school. To fulfill their contracts students must keep a daily journal. students in this course will be expected to: • Create and implement a program to recruit student volunteers • Plan and conduct a series of special service events • Assist faculty members with the development and implementation of service learning lessons and units • Develop and maintain contacts with other service programs • Organize a public relations plan to publicize service • Evaluate our current program and plan its future Students participating in community service must consult with the Community Service Director to select a schedule and establish a contract for their service program prior to starting.H. Burch or Mr. 8 .net. CS030 Frost School Program Unleveled . Pellerin at epellerin@aps1. Credit is awarded based on hours completed. Please see Ms. A highly selective. Maximum enrollment of 12 students Senior Exhibition Unleveled . Students. students will tutor fourth graders in basic reading and math skills at the Frost Elementary School in Lawrence. A minimum of forty hours of service must be completed to receive the . Community Service Leadership Unleveled .50 to 1. academic project. parents. or Prevocational programs Students participating in community service must consult with the Community Service Director to select a schedule and establish a contract for their service program prior to starting. Participants will work 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 with the elementary students under the supervision of their teacher. Please note that community service work completed during the summer is not eligible for high school credit. and others wishing to discuss service opportunities may email Mr. CS020 Community Service 40+ Hours Unleveled . At the completion of the investigation. The student must meet regularly with an advisor. In addition to establishing and maintaining contact with several service agencies.S. Other students can enroll. parents. if a friend is enrolled in the program and willing to provide transportation. students must complete a contract with the Community Service Director prior to beginning service. which they submit weekly along with a final evaluation from their service site supervisor. Participants will drive directly to and from the Frost on the days they tutor.

discussing and writing about a text at the start of each semester. We encourage family members to participate. 9 . Each course of study will have its own summer reading requirement that will be posted on the AHS website. Level 1/2/3 Junior/Senior 2 credits (1 English & 1 SS) Meets every day all year Advanced Placement Senior Year Only 1 credit/full year Meets every other day Junior/Senior 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day Junior/Senior Electives Dramatic Literature Modern American Literature Studies in Contemporary Literature Humanities Masterpieces of British Literature Dominant Ideas Cultural Revolutions Journalism Creative Writing OR Odyssey Level 1 or Level 2/ 3 Level 1 or Level 2/3 Level 2/3 Level 1/2 Level 1/2 Level 1 Level 1/2 Level 1/2 Level 1/2/3 Level 1/2 Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Reel Life Level 7 only This elective does not satisfy the 4-credit minimum requirement in English.English Language Arts Course Offerings Year Freshman 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day Freshman 2 credits (1 English & 1SS) Full year Meets every day Sophomore 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day OR Sophomore 2 credits (1 English & 1 SS) Full year Meets every day Sophomore Elective 1 credit/1semester Meets every day Junior/Senior 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day English 9 OR World Studies Level 1/2 Course Options Level Options Level 1 Level 2/3 English 10 Level 1 Level 2/3 Level 1/2 20th Century Studies Language and Composition This course does not take the place of English 10 which is required of all students. Level 1/2/3 Summer Reading Initiative The Andover High School English Department will continue its summer reading program to encourage all students to be active readers during the vacation months. Our goal is to build a community of readers and to provide our students the experience of sharing.

Things Fall Apart. who need some assistance making the leap from concrete to abstract ideas and who benefit by a bit more structure in order to be successful with a rigorous academic workload. writing and moving from concrete to abstract ideas. This course will utilize an interdisciplinary. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 9. and writing is regularly assigned in order to develop skills such as organization. Involvement in the writing process is required of every student. 10 . Other choices include Oedipus./1 SS Credit World Studies is the alternative to the separate ninth grade English and Social Studies courses. history. writing and moving from concrete to abstract ideas. criticism and research. mythology. Level 2 is designed for those who have demonstrated proficiency in both reading and writing. analysis. and Level 3 Past experience indicates that students experience greatest success when the following course selection criteria are followed: • Level 1 – Students should average A or A. and writing is regularly assigned in order to develop skills such as organization. The Level 2 course is designed for those who have demonstrated proficiency in both reading and writing.in English Grade 8. • Level 3 – Students averaging C+ or below in English Grade 8. socially and economically from the earliest civilizations to the twentieth century. Using small group collaborative activities.in English Grade 8. Lord of the Flies. students learn to use their knowledge of history as a tool to access literature. Oral skills are taught through large and small group discussions and class presentations. who need some assistance making the leap from concrete to abstract ideas and who benefit by a bit more structure in order to be successful with a rigorous academic workload. the class will engage students in a broad spectrum of educational experiences. and short stories from a world literature anthology and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Level 2. patterns that pervade all literature. Standard English usage skills are taught. Levels 1 and 2 are combined in the class. and A Tale of Two Cities. debates and discussions. and literature of the world. Involvement in the writing process is required of every student in grade 9. The program will trace human development politically. Level 3 is designed for students who need a structured program along with some assistance in reading. analysis. as well as short stories and poetry. EN021 EN022 World Studies World Studies Level 1 Level 2 1 Eng. Level 3 is designed for those who need a structured program along with some assistance in reading. Reading for all students includes poetry. Core reading selections include The House on Mango Street and The Things They Carried. The Level 1 course is designed for those who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in both reading and writing. Sophomore English builds upon the reading and writing skills developed in the 9th grade. Additional literature choices include Night. and vocabulary workbooks complement the vocabulary derived from the literature. The English component is organized around four archetypal themes. team-taught approach to studying the cultures.English Grade 9 Criteria for Placement into Grade 9 Level 1. The Great Gatsby and The Crucible. The Level 1 course is designed for those who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in both reading and writing. oral presentations./1 SS Credit 1 Eng. students will be aided in the process of becoming skilled and more insightful readers. Standard English usage conventions and vocabulary development continue to be taught in conjunction with student writing. process writing. Adding to their ability to perceive the major archetypal patterns. who can work easily and well with abstract ideas and who can responsibly and independently manage a rigorous academic workload. criticism and research. who can work easily and well with abstract ideas and who can responsibly and independently manage a rigorous academic workload. EN011 EN012 EN013 English 9 English 9 English 9 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit English 9 is organized around four archetypal themes which pervade almost all literature whether it is ancient or modern. By identifying these patterns. • Level 2 – Students should average B+ to B. Grade 10 (English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies) EN121 EN122 EN123 English 10 English 10 English 10 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Organized around major thematic concerns and sometimes taught chronologically.

interdisciplinary approach to the study of the 20th Century. Level 1 and Level 2 are combined in the same class with different expectations clearly stated at the beginning of the year.S. Students will also take a field trip to the JFK Museum and will conduct a series of field studies involving works from the Addison Gallery. Farewell to Manzanar. In addition. The Great Gatsby. Grades 11 and 12 Courses Recommendation for placement in Grades 11-12 will be based on the academic performance during the previous year. interviews. and instruction in the class provide the necessary foundation for students who may wish to take the Language and Composition exam. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 9 or World Civilizations. the research paper. Credit 1 Eng. Credit Twentieth Century Studies is a team-taught 10th-grade course. Usage and mechanics areas to be covered include subject/verb and pronoun/antecedent agreement. October Sky. All Quiet on the Western Front./1 S. The course begins with the turn of the 20th Century. the titles. Major works include selections from the following: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. This course does not fulfill the Grade 10 English requirement. critical analysis. Night. 11 . which uses a chronological. There will be a unit on web-based research. The Grapes of Wrath. Raisin in the Sun. Level 3: Students with C.grades in Level 2 may be recommended for Level 1. and punctuation.S. but they may elect to do so. students will be required to read several works of nonfiction. and personal response. The basic criteria are as follows: Level 1: Students already enrolled in Level 1 should maintain a B or better to continue in Level 1. Grade 10 Elective EN501 EN502 EN503 Language and Composition Language and Composition Language and Composition Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit The class will be comprised of instruction in expository and informational writing with an emphasis on 21st century skills. A Lesson Before Dying. It must be taken in addition to English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. Emphasis is placed upon student understanding of the interrelationships among literature. the use of modifiers./1 S. Students taking this course will be offered an opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Language and Composition exam in May 2012 in a continuation of a pilot program. creative projects. Level 2: Students with A or A. Students will learn and regularly practice revision and editing strategies. Non-fiction text (short pieces) will provide the basis for certain writing assignments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 9 or World Civilizations. The Things They Carried. students will gain a greater understanding of the role of the US in the 20th Century. The Crucible. and music.OR SS241 SS242 20th Century Studies 20th Century Studies Level 1 Level 2 1 Eng. discussions and debates. and communication. Students will be heterogeneously grouped. House on Mango Street. Some additional outside preparation is recommended for students who opt to participate. and extends through the historical developments to the present. history. and The Road. students will do their writing and revision in a computer lab in school. offering both an American and global perspective.and below in Level 2 or 3 should be in Level 3. materials. This is a full year course in which students earn a full credit in English and a full credit in Social Studies and receive a separate grade in each of the two disciplines. and as much as possible. but students who have received B+ to a C and below in Level 2 should remain in Level 2. Although 20th Century Studies is not an Advanced Placement course. simulations. This course does not fulfill the four-credit minimum in English for graduation credit. Course writing assignments include the personal essay. art. Using seminars. (The AP Language and Composition course is not offered at AHS.) Students are not required to take the exam. small and large group presentations. writing. parallel structure.

Students will explore the birth of modern drama through works by Henrik Ibsen. highlights from significant art periods may be incorporated into the curriculum through classroom presentations and student research. students are expected to engage daily in various forms of literary discussions. Dramatic Literature explores drama through a wide variety of lenses as well as genres. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. All students write often. Acting is a major part of the course and students will be graded on performances. The Snows of Kilimanjaro. students will be expected to write extensively. analysis. Kafka's The Metamorphosis. 12 . Students will also cover modern works such as Wit (which includes a unit on metaphysical poetry) and Six Degrees of Separation. Core titles include Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. the alienated self. Dante's Inferno. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. reality using Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. The development of both writing skills and creative.EN221 EN222 EN223 Dramatic Literature Dramatic Literature Dramatic Literature Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Thematically based. Additional titles by modern writers include The Poisonwood Bible. Sartre's No Exit. Other works include the short story collection The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri as well as spoken word and classic poetry. Students will study Ibsen’s influence through the comedies of Oscar Wilde (An Ideal Husband) and the tragedies of Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire). as is participation in class discussions. literary analysis. a man who used drama as a tool to address societal concerns which promote change in our ways of viewing the world. All students will complete a unit on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. and the repercussions of decision making. Death of a Salesman. They will also be required to write more involved critical analysis papers. In terms of content. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Grade 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. In addition. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. Other titles that explore the themes of the course are Manette Ansay’s Vinegar Hill. position papers. Critical analysis is an integral part of this course. and The Bluest Eye. Students in Level 1 classes will read more advanced reading materials both inside and outside of class. Ordinary People. Kent Haruf’s Plainsong and Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods are core pieces. and research. Shakespeare's Othello. In addition. and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Level 1 students will explore the complex novel The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. Students will be expected to present and perform material in front of their peers on a regular basis. and writing is regularly assigned in order to develop skills such as organization. this course begins with an exploration of truth vs. Involvement in the writing process is required of every student. Students should be familiar with the writing process and expect a rigorous reading schedule. this course explores the themes of social rebellion and the individual as he/she relates to a community in contemporary texts. it explores traditional pieces of literature as well as contemporary ones by using the overarching themes of the celebrated self. Susanna Kaysen’s Girl Interrupted. EN251 EN252 Humanities Humanities Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit The focus of this course is the study of human nature through the perspectives of classical and contemporary literary voices. Works of literature include Greek mythology. These concepts address the very essence of the human condition. and some script writing. EN242 EN243 Studies in Contemporary Literature Studies in Contemporary Literature Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit Designed as an intensive reading/writing course specifically for Levels 2 and 3. independent thinking is emphasized. original poetry. EN231 EN232 EN233 Modern American Literature Modern American Literature Modern American Literature Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Modern American Literature uses a thematic or an historical approach to literature. Montana 1948. It employs drama techniques which will help students learn to read and to write with greater insight. Standard English usage skills and vocabulary development continue to be taught in conjunction with both reading and writing. they produce journal writing. A significant amount of analytical and creative writing will be required for this course. criticism. In all levels. and Morrison's Beloved.

They will also be encouraged to submit articles to professional publications. Saharan Africa. Key pieces include Macbeth. and religion to understand these cultures better. and Jane Eyre. The core novels are Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. and poetry from the 20th century will be read in translation. the poet’s pen/Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing/A local habitation and a name.EN261 EN262 Masterpieces of British Literature Masterpieces of British Literature Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit Masterpieces is a survey course covering the work of our literary forebears from the Anglo-Saxon warrior-hero literature of Beowulf to the novels of the late Victorian period. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies.even fashion! In addition to the literature. Creative writing will also develop students’ editing abilities in weekly workshop sessions and during “The forms of things unknown. Central Muslim Asia. EN401 EN402 Cultural Revolutions Cultural Revolutions Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit What do India. students will focus on literary analysis as they examine such texts as Canterbury Tales. EN281 EN282 Journalism Journalism Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will examine the rapidly changing field of journalism and the importance of a free press to a democracy. They will study the tenets of journalism and read the work of many outstanding journalists including literary journalists such as John McPhee. and theories of modern philosophy. as writing assignments involve research. Frankenstein. The books that must be completed during the summer months are Lust for Life by Irving Stone and Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown. Students will do independent work to research aspects of the cultures. and the essay. Jon Krakauer. editorials and creative pieces for consideration in our school publication. A high degree of scholarship will be required. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. economics. as well as the rise of the modern novel. students will write articles. music. gender roles. Journalism is an intensive reading and writing course with a focus on news writing and reading and on developing an appreciation for literary non-fiction. Chaim Potok’s My Name is Asher Lev. the poem. music and theater. Joan Didion. Final examination will involve the use of our lenses to analyze a major work for written and oral presentation. racism. Summer reading is integrated into discussions throughout the semester. painting. Class requirements will include reading from the Bible. Sebastian Junger. EN311 EN312 EN313 Creative Writing Creative Writing Creative Writing Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own creative writing. ethical values. Short stories. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. and Dai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. students will explore various genres of creative writing. columns. Throughout the semester. EN271 Dominant Ideas Level 1 1 Credit Dominant Ideas exposes students to major concepts in literature.” –William Shakespeare 13 . novels. Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North. with an emphasis on the short story. We will look through “lenses” such as family relationships. Western and Eastern religions. and critical analysis. Orhan Pamuk’s Snow. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth-Century Studies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies. and Alex Kotlowitz. Core reading includes Truman Capote’s “non-fiction novel” In Cold Blood. Shakespeare's tragedy and comedy. sexism. and China have in common? These are areas of the world that you may know little about but whose peoples probably have an important influence on your life. government. Herman Hesse’s Siddartha. expository skills. and Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People. These readings and written assignments have a twofold purpose: to keep the student as an active reader through the summer months and to have written accountability for these readings. In addition to the reading assignments. Summer Reading Assignment: The summer reading program is an important feature in the successful completion of this high-powered course. art -. Between these vastly different eras we will see the inextricable intertwining of literature with history. Level 1 Masterpieces is a strong choice for those students hoping to select Advanced Placement English in their senior year. philosophy. cybernetics.

P. each student will create a bound chapbook that is reflective of the work produced throughout the semester. is an important feature of the A. As an end product of this course. A strong work ethic. Students will be working in long term groups with their classmates. ********************************************* 14 . Required Summer Reading Assignment: The summer reading assignment. you will write a college admissions essay for at least one school you are considering based on its requirements for length and topic. Dramatic Literature. English program. (3) recommendation of current Level 1 English teacher. Prerequisites: (1) Final grades for the three years of Level 1 English should be B+ or better.P. Additionally. Prerequisite: English 10 or 20th Century Studies OR SS011 SS012 Odyssey: Cultural Connections Odyssey: Cultural Connections Level 1 Level 2 1 Eng/1 SS credit 1 Eng/1 SS credit Odyssey is an interdisciplinary course. students will have a great deal of practice in writing literary analysis based on the literature under study. you will write an essay of A. Enrolled students will take the A. Humanities. In addition. For each of the works that you read. distributed at the time of the diagnostic essay in the spring of junior year. essay tests. Dominant Ideas. and 2) to hold you accountable for your reading by writing about what you have read. China and Russia.P. large and small group discussion.P. poetry. a willingness to reread texts and an awareness of the importance of revision are all central to success in AP English Literature. It stresses student responsibility and empowerment. and oral presentations. music and art in four world cultures. Admission Procedure: • Final admission decision will be made by the English Program Advisor. with an emphasis on tolerance of multiple points of view and developing questions. Skill expectations include: analytical and critical thinking. examination in May. drama. length on a question given to you on the summer reading assignment sheet. In addition. Students can expect up to 90 minutes of homework preparation including both reading and writing. English program and it serves two functions: 1) to keep you active as readers. The course comprises an intense study of literary genres: short story. The course is designed to enhance the skills needed at a college level and will emphasize the process of learning. Class requirements will also include extensive critical reading. and novel.analytical discussions on contemporary writers whose works have gained literary recognition. students will read from Writing Down the Bones and the complete novel In the Time of the Butterflies. The course is rigorous and requires extensive reading and writing. South Africa. group interactive strategies. writing as a process. broadening your horizons. philosophy. Levels 1 and 2 are combined in the same class. which examines the integral relationship of literature. (4) spring diagnostic reading and writing sample. Prerequisite: Completion of English 10 or Twentieth Century Studies.year literature-based elective). (2) successful completion of one of the following courses in the junior year: Modern American Literature. This class meets every day for the full school year. This important requirement will ease your transition into the A. research techniques and communication skills. Spain. EN307 Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition (Seniors Only) Level 7 1 Credit Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition is the equivalent of a college freshman English course. or Masterpieces of British Literature (students considering AP English are encouraged to take an additional junior. history. Cultural Revolutions.

Works such as Screenplay by Syd Field and The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier will be used as up-to-date reference guides on correct formatting procedure as well as how-to guides for writing effective and successful scripts.5 Credit The focus of this course will be on the art of screenplay writing and film production.This course does not fulfill the four-credit minimum in English for graduation credit. students will also attain knowledge and get hands-on experience with camera work. students will use their creative writing skills in order to construct a polished short-film script. and acting. students will learn how to write narrative screenplays in correct format. EN491 EN492 EN493 Reel Life Reel Life Reel Life Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 . 15 . Throughout the course. Students must then pitch and sell their screenplays to mock independent and Hollywood studio executives. editing. One (or more) of the scripts will then be chosen and developed for possible consideration at local film festivals. During this writing-intensive process.5 Credit .5 Credit . For much of the course. sound. lighting. directing.

English as a Second Language (ESL) ESL Credit: 1. EL100 Beginner ESL Level 3 . Activities that include oral interaction to promote the acquisition of academic English will be emphasized. EL200 Intermediate ESL Level 3 . and organization in English or Social Studies. he/she receives . A student can receive a maximum of 2 English credit requirements in ESL. writing skills. which includes students of all grades (9-12). and writing is emphasized.5 Credit Non-English speaking students (or) students who are new to the English language will be placed in this class.5 Credit Intermediate ESL is available for limited English proficiency students who require assistance with reading comprehension. If a student receives instruction for one period every other day for a full semester. which includes students of all grades (9-12). Some students may need to take this course for both semesters. Vocabulary development in listening. 16 .5 credit. reading. speaking. Non-English speaking students (or) students who are new to the English language will be placed in this class. 2.

and World 17 . The ensemble approach is strongly emphasized and the structure will force students to invest in each other's success. and structured improvisation. artistic. stage rigging.5 Credit This ensemble will rehearse and perform from the beginning of the school year through the weekend after Thanksgiving. In the process of preparing music. with up to three parades/performances through the remainder of the school year. FA160 Marching Band Unleveled . Students must be enrolled in Concert band. Students must be enrolled in Concert band. and rehearsals is required. We will also focus on musical language. competitions. is expected. as they arise. metaphor and abstraction will be ongoing.5 Credit This ensemble will rehearse and perform a wide variety of choral music from the Renaissance to jazz and contemporary popular music. FA065 Technical Theatre Unleveled . stereotyping character. free form improvisation. parades.5 Credit Students will explore several disciplines within the field of technical theater. Hitchcock and Wyler investigates the emergence of these key individual artists within the corporate structure of the industry. or All Town Orchestra in order to be eligible to audition for MMEA Northeast District or All-State festivals. movement improvisation. music theory and evaluation of recordings. FA085 Survey of American Film Unleveled . elements of expression. technological and economic foundations of the American motion picture industry serves as the background for the study of several of the most important directors of the silent era. During the period from the introduction of sound until the 1950s. a Thursday afternoon (brass and woodwind) or evening (percussion/color guard) rehearsal. FA190 Improvisational Theatre & Advanced Acting Unleveled . Students will begin with simple improvisation exercises that develop imaginary object use. each student will work on the technical crew for at least one show during the semester. Participation in 2-3 major concerts with possible after school rehearsals are required and commitment to a majority of other performance opportunities. Chorus.5 Credit This course will delve deeply into the art of improvisation as well as other acting techniques. the Depression. Thematic work around performance genres. Attendance at football games. students will develop vocal technique. including a Tuesday evening rehearsal. their audiences and the social impact of their work. or All Town Orchestra in order to be eligible to audition for MMEA Northeast District or All-State festivals. aural skills. Special attention will be given to individual vocal development through small ensembles and solo work. Utilizing the Collins Center stage.5 Credit A survey of the social. Prerequisite: Successful completion of middle school band program or at least 3 years of private music study. developing music reading skills. students will also work within structured scenes and explore different acting methodologies. eight large corporations controlled Hollywood film production and national distribution. A variety of assessments may be used to determine progress and part assignment. In addition. as reflections of changing mores. cultural. and chosen by audition. scene shop. Their films are viewed in their social context.Fine Arts ● Performing Arts FA100 FA135 Concert Choir (Men and Women) Concert Choir (Men and Women) Unleveled Unleveled 1 Credit . FA120 FA125 Concert Band Concert Band Unleveled Unleveled 1 Credit . theatrical lighting. and audio. the students will gain hands-on experience in scenery and prop construction. the percussion section may be limited in size. and technical equipment. and learning about various styles of music. Offered during third and fourth block only. Class time will be spent on warm-up and tuning techniques. good rehearsal habits and stage etiquette. Previous stage experience is recommended.5 Credit This ensemble will rehearse and perform a wide variety of the contemporary concert band repertoire. and regular Friday night performances at football games. Concert Chorus. Pending enrollment. Students should not request this course on their Course Selection Sheet. This group meets outside of regular school hours. sight-reading. a Saturday morning rehearsal. At home practice and participation in all concerts is required. A study of the films of Welles. free association and spontaneity skills. rehearsal of concert music. Besides completing various projects in class. they will be assigned after group selection.

Students will be assessed with the use of quizzes.War I. The films of Lucas. and rhythm section musicians will meet once a week after school. they will be assigned after auditions. FA270 Chamber Choir Unleveled . Students should not request this course on their Course Selection Sheet. Course content includes a study of choral literature. Performances are both accompanied and unaccompanied and often student-led.5 Credit From Start to Finish is Andover High’s auditions-only show choir group. Repertoire can include popular and sacred songs in English. French. vocal techniques. Students should not request this course on their Course Selection Sheet. It is recommended that students begin the course with a good working knowledge of music notation. Chamber Choir has a heavy schedule of extracurricular performances throughout the year that are required. for advanced woodwind. introduced from a historical and chronological perspective. development.) Students should not request this course on their Course Selection Sheet. and Spielberg illustrate the response of the post studio generation to the new realities of Hollywood and its audiences. evening concerts and competitions throughout the school year. German. Students develop musicianship and proficiency in ensemble performance. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances will be required to receive a passing grade. and sight singing. Show Choir has a heavy schedule of extracurricular performances throughout the year including competitions and festivals that are required. Students must be enrolled in Concert Band. FA250 Chamber Music for Strings Unleveled . FA800 Survey of Music I Unleveled .5 Credit This course. Elements of form and theory will be examined. The courses listed below are assigned after auditions. they will be assigned after group selection. media conglomerates and television production. jazz standards. class notes. or All Town Orchestra in order to be eligible to audition for MMEA Northeast District or All-State festivals.5 Credit This ensemble meets once a week after school and is offered to advanced string students. percussion. FA220 All Town Orchestra Unleveled . The group will perform in assemblies. the industry entered a period of independent production. Chorus. they will be assigned after group selection.5 Credit This class will explore the origins. brass. and Broadway musicals. vocal techniques. This group competes and works hard to make every performance entertaining for the audience. class discussion. FA230 Jazz Band Unleveled . and reports on events/performances they have attended. 18 .5 Credit Chamber Choir is an advanced audition-only mixed choral group in which emphasis is placed on the development of musicianship and proficiency in ensemble performance. history. (Full instrumentation will be necessary to schedule this course. Coppola. After the court-mandated demise of the old studio system beginning in 1948. do not request these courses on your Course Selection Sheet. Repertoire includes selections from popular music. The development of independent playing and chamber music skills will be explored.5 Credit This course will survey the string quartet and string orchestra repertoire. Italian. Latin and more. chosen by audition during the month of November. and structure of music. and choreography. FA260 Show Choir Unleveled . study of appropriate literature. sight singing.

and printmaking will be explored using a variety of traditional and invented tools as media.5 Credit An intensive introduction to traditional black and white photography. 11. 10. It provides a comprehensive visual foundation. & mixed media. 11. pastel. FA000 Foundation Studio Unleveled . The course relies on a fundamental knowledge of the Elements and Principles of Design and also an elementary skill level with computers. photography. 11 and 12 only. coil & slab handbuilding techniques in making a variety of functional and non-functional objects. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio. and Adobe Illustrator. Each area of study will lead students through the exploration of the elements and principles of design and their relationship to all other art mediums. 12. Students will learn pinch. In case of financial hardship speak directly with the teacher. FA325 Drawing Unleveled . 11. alternate printing processes and current and historical perspectives on photography. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio and computer knowledge. The course consists of four areas of study: Drawing.5 Credit The drawing course is for students who would like to further develop drawing skills learned in Foundation Studio. They will be exposed to ceramic process. 12 only.5 Credit The Foundation Studio course is the introduction course to the visual design electives. The creation of art will focus on the personal development of theme. Software applications used: Macromedia Freehand. which is necessary for the total development of the high school student artist. from wet clay to fired object. FA360 Photography I Unleveled . Techniques associated with drawing. Students will learn to communicate thoughts and ideas through their work as they develop their artistic voice and technical skills. Grades 10. watercolor. darkroom printing. scratch board. Creativity and technical skills will be emphasized to build overall understanding of visual language Prerequisites: Foundation Studio. Introduction will explore conceptual principles.5 Credit 3-D Design/Ceramics is a course where students build on prior learning. discerning judgments about the visual qualities of forms and the space. Students will be introduced to the functions and use of the 35mm camera. Class participants will be expected to produce a minimum of six projects. which is meant to communicate an idea. Clay is the primary material of the course but may also explore alternative sculptural materials and methods. Grades 10.5 Credit This course will serve as a continuation of the skills and concepts learned in Foundation Studio.Fine Arts ● Visual Arts “Foundation Studio” is a Prerequisite course for all visual art courses and must be successfully completed before enrolling in any other Fine Art electives. procedures and the process of problem solving by design. 12 only. Color. FA340 Ceramics/3D Design Unleveled . This field includes all areas of design using typography. pencil. Students will utilize knowledge and skills. crayons. painting. The course will provide training in advanced drawing technique and will also allow individual exploration into a variety of media including pen and ink. in a series of 3-D projects. FA330 Expressive Drawing Unleveled .5 Credit Graphic Design/Computer Graphics is based on visual design. sell a product or service or convey a message to the public. which they occupy. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio. Students will learn to make disciplined. film exposure and development. 11. the interpretation of both real and imagined form and an understanding of visual language. 2-D Design and 3-D Design. & 12 only. There is a $10 lab fee for additional supplies. Grades 10. Grades 10. developed in the prerequisite foundation studio course. Adobe Photoshop. Grades 9. Students will create a class contract and work in a community 19 . illustration and Symbolism in systems. THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE DESIGNED FOR THE ART STUDENTS WHO WANT TO EXPLORE THE MEDIUM IN MORE DEPTH: FA310 Graphic Design/Computer Graphics Unleveled .

12 only. and 12 only. Drawing. Students will explore photography as an intellectual and technical process with a strong emphasis on the communication of ideas. critiques and longterm assignments. Expressive Drawing or Painting. FA420 Advanced Photography Unleveled . Assessment will be based on tests. Mastery of paint will lead to exploration and innovation through continued exploration of the elements of principles of design. and advertising. There is a $10 lab fee for clay. 12 only. There is a $25 lab fee for basic photo supplies of film and paper. Topics include: alternate process. FA400 Portfolio I & II Unleveled 1 Credit The Portfolio studio course is limited to seniors and juniors who plan to apply to a college with an art based major. Grades 10. It is highly recommended that students have access to a digital camera for their own use. In case of financial hardship speak directly with the teacher. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio& Drawing Grades 10. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio. class participation. 12 only. a portfolio review of students work by the instructor prior to course selection or recommendation from a previous teacher. Grades 10. this course will continue painting techniques introduced in Foundation Studio.5 Credit This course serves as an introduction to illustration as a form of creative expression. 11 and 12 only. imagination and a variety of mediums. This course will develop a body of work (minimum 15 pieces per semester) that represents the student’s most recent and best art works. FA380 Illustration Words and Pictures Unleveled . editorial commentary etc. 11. Students will utilize a variety of painting media to express their ideas. 11. 12. students will be expected to work through problems and demonstrate a mastery of the medium in a final portfolio review. students will be asked to expand on their existing knowledge of ceramics and to strengthen their technical skills. The course emphasis will focus on design. Grades 10. It will draw on a variety of possible sources including fables. As an advanced course. verse. folktales. interpreting and discovering the essential points of stories. Permission of the instructor is required. glazing techniques and originality of ideas. to create illustrations that complement and enhance the written source.5 Credit Advanced ceramics is designed for the serious student who wishes to continue their study of ceramics. students will be introduced to both the digital camera and the computer program “Photoshop”. 11. Prerequisites: Foundation Studio. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio and Photography I. Summer assignments are required and will be due on the first class session in September. By discussing. using the camera as their vehicle. 20 . and/or Painting. students will learn to explore and communicate their ideas. 11. song lyrics. Prerequisites: Foundation Studio and Drawing. In case of financial hardship speak directly with the teacher. 11. FA390 Painting Unleveled 1 Credit Designed for students interested in improving their painting skills. Through a series of teacher and student directed projects. photojournalism and the view camera. It is highly recommended that students have access to a 35mm camera for their use.5 Credit In this course. the studio. quizzes. There is a $50 lab fee for basic photo supplies of film and paper. political commentary. short stories. FA410 Advanced Ceramics Unleveled . students will be asked with skill. Prerequisites: Foundation Studio..based learning environment. FA370 Digital Photo/Imaging Unleveled . Working from an assignment based curriculum and independent goals.5 Credit The course is designed for the serious student interested in continuing their study of black and white photography and darkroom technique. Students should have access to a 35mm camera for their use. Prerequisite: Foundation Studio and Ceramics/3D Design. craftsmanship. Students will be encouraged to push limits and find their own creative voice beyond the assigned painting projects. Grades 10. In case of financial hardship speak directly with the teacher. Grades 10.

Digital Photography and Advanced Photography strongly recommended. Students should have access to a 35mm camera for their use. the interpretation of both real and imagined form. Using skills learned in AHS photography courses (traditional or digital) or those gained outside the high school. Designed for students interested in building a body of work to augment their portfolio Prerequisites: Foundation Studio. understanding of the visual language and critical thinking skills. Students will create work based on teacher designed projects as well as independent directions and ideas. Permission of instructor required. *Note. The course will provide training in advanced drawing techniques and will also allow individual exploration into a variety of media. Note: Independent Study at the advanced level in a specific course is by individual contract between the instructor and student. Photo-Portfolio students will spend the semester creating and printing a body of work to be used in the college admission process. Independent study cannot be assigned during a teacher’s prep time or without supervision of an instructor. Grades 11. FA430 Advanced Drawing Unleveled 1 Credit This course is designed to allow students to continue the study of drawing beyond our current offerings. The Advanced drawing course is for students who would like to further develop drawing skills learned in Drawing and Illustration. 12 only. Drawing or Illustration. students will create a substantial body work based on teacher designed projects as well as independent directions and ideas. It may NOT be scheduled without the instructor’s signature on the student’s contract and is contingent on space available in the studio during the instructor’s regularly scheduled classes. In case of financial hardship speak directly with the teacher. 12 only. 21 . Prerequisite: Foundation Studio and Photography I. Grades 11. The focus will be on the personal development of theme. Course offers members the opportunity to create a professional photography portfolio acceptable for career interviews or the college application process.FA440 Portfolio Photography Unleveled 1 Credit Designed for the serious photography student interested in pursuing careers or educational programs in photography after high school. There is a $50 lab fee for basic photo supplies of film and paper.

The program’s goal is to foster resilience by enhancing health literacy. HE440 Yoga for the Mind and Body Unleveled . breathing techniques. Each typical class will include ten minutes of theory. They will learn skills to support the family. be an effective parent. physical. sexual orientation and harassment/sexual violence prevention). and report verbal. Students will learn to avoid. Students will take Health for the Mind and Body (HE110) during their freshman/sophomore year and Seminars in Health (HE220) during their junior/senior year. and nurture the development of children. SENIORS ONLY. The course content is composed of three units: Addictive Behaviors. 22 . Successful completion required for graduation. fifty minutes of asana practice (physical postures).Health Education Students are required to fulfill their two Health Education course requirements before graduation. Students will learn yoga philosophy and unlock the mind/body connection through the exploration of yoga postures. and injury prevention. Addictions. healthy relationships. contraception. recognize. choosing abstinence.5 Credit Health for the Mind and Body is the first program of instruction in Health Education. safety. and meditation. Yoga for the Mind and Body as well as Family and Social Health are offered as electives. healthy selfmanagement and health promotion and advocacy. Safety and injury prevention will provide students with the knowledge and skills to administer first aid and carry out emergency procedures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course is designed for juniors and seniors and students may take it for elective credit in either health education or physical education. choosing abstinence. sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS).5 Credit East meets West in this elective course that combines the physical and mental aspects of yoga. The curriculum is an extension of the comprehensive health program spanning Grades K-8. sexual orientation and harassment/violence prevention). setting limits in relationships. Students will learn that relationships with others are an integral part of human life and will acquire skills to enhance these relationships. Emotional and Mental Health and Human Sexuality (including male and female reproductive anatomy. teen pregnancy. * Students need to provide their own yoga mat. sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS). Each unit is complemented by presentations from community resource speakers providing additional information and perspective on the topic area. speakers. fetal development. the endocrine system. fertility. making responsible decisions and developing coping skills in addition to processing objective content information. Mental and Emotional Health and Human Sexuality (including reproductive anatomy. Emphasis is placed on responsible decision-making skills. Students in this course will gain knowledge relating to the significance of the family on individuals and society. and ten minutes of savasana (final relaxation). This course will help students reduce stress and increase their overall physical fitness. HE330 Family and Social Health Education Unleveled . teen pregnancy. Prerequisite: HE110 (Health for the Mind and Body) for students who were present at AHS in grade 9. The curriculum is composed of four major content areas: Consumer Health Issues. Successful completion is required for graduation for all students entering Andover High School as freshmen. and current literature.5 Credit Seminars in Health for 11th/12th grade students is designed to examine major health issues young adults have faced or will face in their lifetime.5 Credit Family and Social Health is a senior elective designed to explore family life. which accompany factual information and student group analysis of health issues. childbirth defects. The class is interactive and involves the opportunity to process and discuss health topics with the aid of videos. HE220 Seminars in Health Unleveled . and emotional abuse situations. contraception. HE110 Health For the Mind and Body Unleveled . Emphasis is placed on building self-esteem and resilience.

Mathematics Courses Traditional Program Freshman Sophomore Enriched Algebra II/III (Either semester) Junior Enriched Pre-Calculus Senior BC Advanced Placement Calculus Enriched Enriched Geometry Advanced Placement Statistics Level One Geometry Algebra II Algebra III AB Advanced Placement Calculus Calculus L1 Statistics L1 Advanced Placement Statistics Pre-Calculus/ Topics in Pre-Calculus Calculus L2 Statistics L2 College Review Math and Problem Solving Strategies Pre-Calculus Level Two Geometry Algebra II Algebra III Level Three Geometry L2 Topics in Mathematics 2 Topics in Mathematics 3 Topics in PreCalculus College Review Math and Problem Solving Strategies Standards Based Program Freshman Sophomore Math 2 Math 3 Junior Math 4 Senior Level One/ Enriched Math 1 BC Advanced Placement Calculus AB Advanced Placement Calculus Calculus L1 Statistics L1 Advanced Placement Statistics Math 4/ Topics in Pre-Calculus Calculus L2 Statistics L2 College Review Math and Problem Solving Strategies Level Two Math 1 Math 2 Math 3 Level Three Math 1 Math 2 Topics in Mathematics 2 Math 3 Topics in Mathematics 3 Math 4 Topics in PreCalculus College Review Math and Problem Solving Strategies NOTE: A student who is interested in moving up a level must maintain an A average in his or her current math course. Additionally. the student must also see his/her math teacher to identify any potential gaps that may be encountered upon changing levels. 23 .

and Precalculus sequence. MA112 MA113 Math 1 Math 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study summary statistics and measures of central tendency. exploration of exponential properties and graphs. polygons and their properties.Mathematics Standards Based Program This challenging sequence is a four-course program that will prepare the students for Calculus. power functions. regression and correlation. Probability and Statistics using an integrated approach. special quadrilaterals. relationships between variables. graphing and linear functions. theoretical and experimental probability. regression and correlation. systems of equations. congruence conditions for triangles. systems of equations. Enriched students will go deeper into each topic. matrix operations and applications. This program was created by funding from the National Science Foundation and is aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards for School Mathematics. sine. polygons and their properties. and probability distributions. MA101 MA111 Enriched Math 1 Math 1 Level 1 Level 1 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study summary statistics and measures of central tendency. nonlinear functions and equations including logarithms. quadratic functions and their graphs. MA122 MA123 Math 2 Math 2 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study quadratic functions and their graphs. All students will be exposed to the enrichment problems. transformations. solving linear equations and equalities. Graphing calculators are used extensively in this course. coordinate geometry. and teacher recommendation. graphing and linear functions. introduction to recursion. Prerequisite: Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Math 1 level 2 Level 3: Minimum grade of C in Math1 level 3 Students should take Math 2 and 3 in their sophomore year. 24 . Pythagorean Theorem. introduction to recursion. Enriched students will go deeper into each topic. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in Math 1 level 1 or Enriched Students should take Math 2 and 3 in their sophomore year. factoring and solving quadratic equations. Students who enroll in this program must complete the four-course sequence and may not transition into the Geometry. Prerequisite: Enriched: Minimum grade of A in grade 8. Level 1: Minimum grade of A. variation. This is a differentiated course therefore the enriched students will be required to explore extension problems from each content area as well as practice more advanced algebraic manipulation and mechanics. area and volume of space figures. nonlinear functions and equations including logarithms. Prerequisite: Level 2: Minimum grade of B in grade 8. cosine and tangent functions. Algebra. symmetry. Pythagorean Theorem. symmetry. and teacher recommendation. In each course the students will study the concepts of Algebra. Law of Cosines. Law of Sines. area and volume of space figures. and teacher recommendation Level 3: Grade 8 with a grade of B. factoring and solving quadratic equations. special quadrilaterals. solving linear equations and inequalities. power functions. coordinate geometry. relationships between variables. congruence conditions for triangles. using linear equations to model data. using linear equations to model data. Geometry.or below MA201 MA121 Enriched Math 2 Math 2 Level 1 Level 1 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study variation.in grade 8.

properties of logarithms. Law of Cosines. and probability distributions. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in Math 2 level 1 or Enriched MA132 MA133 Math 3 Math 3 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study sine. or Algebra 2 25 . direct and inverse variation. inequalities and linear programming.MA301 MA131 Enriched Math 3 Math 3 Level 1 Level 1 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study reasoning and proof. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in Math 3 level 1 MA142 MA143 Math 4 Math 4 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course. similarity and congruence. circles and circular functions. congruent triangles. properties of logarithms. measurement. students will study multi-variable models. Prerequisite: Recommendation of the Math 1. study reasoning and proof. and coordinate geometry. permutations. and solving exponential and logarithmic equations. factoring and solving quadratics. logarithmic. properties of exponents. & trigonometric identities and equations. and extra preparation for MCAS. polynomial and rational functions. Law of Sines. including logarithmic and trigonometric functions. cosine and tangent functions. Prerequisite: Passing grade in Topics in Math 2. combinations. polynomial and rational functions. symbolic manipulation of exponential. Topics will include the study of linear functions and their graphs. but need a course that is at a more concrete level and more deliberate pace. Pascal’s triangle and combinatorial reasoning. and solving logarithmic equations. inequalities and linear programming. arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. families of functions including domain and range. Enriched students will go deeper into each topic. Prerequisite: Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Math 2 level 2 Level 3: Minimum grade of C in Math 2 level 3 MA401 MA141 Enriched Math 4 Math 4 Level 1 Level 1 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course students will study vectors. solving systems of equations. logarithmic functions and properties of logarithms and natural logarithms. more polynomial and rational functions. inverse functions. Topics will include exponential growth and decay. graphing quadratics. Prerequisite: Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Math 3 level 2 Level 3: Minimum grade of C in Math 3 level 3 MA423 Topics in Math 2 Level 3 1 Credit This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed Math 1. and trigonometric functions. Algebra 1 or Geometry teacher MA433 Topics in Math 3 Level 3 1 Credit This course is designed as the follow-up to Topics in Math 2. Algebra 1 or Geometry. or Math 2. similarity and congruence. polynomial and rational functions. inverse functions including logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Scientific calculators are required for all geometry classes. intensive. Prerequisite: Level 1: Minimum grade of B in Geometry Level 1. parallel lines. Graphing calculators and scientific calculators will be used extensively in this course. quadrilaterals. Prerequisite: Level 1: Minimum grade of B in Algebra II Level 1 26 .in grade 8. triangles. MA411 Enriched Algebra II and III Level 1 1 Credit This course is for 10th graders and is more intensive and extensive than Level l and will include in one semester all of the topics of Algebra II and III. circles. complex fractions. MA311 MA321 MA322 Enriched Geometry Geometry Geometry Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course includes the study of angles. Prerequisite: Students should select this course if they achieved at least a ‘B+’ in Enriched Geometry and an A in grade 8 math. Students should take Algebra II & III in their sophomore year. Prerequisite: Students with a B. polynomial operations.Traditional Program Students who enroll in this program must complete the four-course sequence (Geometry. Students who do not meet the prerequisite for L2 Geometry or L2 Math 1 should take this course or Math 1 level 3. spherical geometry. Level one will also include polynomial functions and matrices if time permits. Students who take Enriched Geometry should be independent learners. volumes. deductive proof. congruent polygons. level 1 except Conic Sections. sequences and series. areas. MA222 Algebra I Level 2 1 Credit This course includes the topics of operations on the real numbers. and discussion of Flatland. Enriched Geometry is more demanding. Level one will also include the binomial theorem. rational functions and equations. polynomials. linear programming. MA421 MA422 Algebra II Algebra II Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course includes the topics of rational and irrational numbers. Level 1 will be faster paced and more extensive than level 2. solving linear equations and inequalities. and Precalculus) and may not transition into the Standards Based Math program.average or below in grade 8 should take this course before taking Geometry. Level 2: Minimum grade of B in grade 8. and topics in probability and statistics. inverse and joint variation. equations and inequalities. Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Geometry Level 2. Prerequisites: Enriched Geometry: Minimum grade of A in grade 8. and teacher recommendation. Graphing and scientific calculators are used extensively in this course. similar polygons. and graphing linear functions. systems of linear equations and inequalities. Level 1: Minimum grade of A. patterns and recursions. Algebra II. and extensive than Geometry Level l and includes right triangle trigonometry. each topic will be examined more extensively. and teacher recommendation. In addition. MA511 MA512 Algebra III Algebra III Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course will include topics in exponential functions. coordinate geometry and transformations. quadratic equations and functions. and teacher recommendation. constructions. Algebra III. logarithmic functions and conic sections. polynomial functions and equations.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Algebra III. and an introduction to calculus. and an introduction to calculus will be covered as time permits. and applications of the integral. the derivative. exponential and logarithmic functions and graphs and real world applications. Students not meeting this requirement should take Calculus. quadratic. This introduction to calculus as applied to business.Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Algebra II Level 2 MA611 Enriched Pre-Calculus Level 1 1 Credit This course is intended for students planning to take Advanced Placement Calculus the following year and ultimately pursue a course of study in mathematics. Math 3. 27 . logarithmic functions. MA722 Introduction to Calculus Level 2 1 Credit This course is intended for 12th graders who completed Pre-Calculus level 2 or Math 4 L2 with a grade of B or better. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Level 1 or Math 4 with a minimum grade of B. science or engineering. Level 1 MA622 Pre-Calculus Level 2 1 Credit This course includes the topics of exponential functions. rational functions. Level 2 with a minimum grade of B. differentiation. computers. trigonometric identities. Level 2. matrices. rational. It includes the topics of limits. methods of differentiation. economics. Prerequisite: A grade of B or higher in Enriched Algebra II and III. Students with a grade of B. logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Algebra III. but at a more concrete level and deliberate pace. MA621 Pre-Calculus Level 1 1 Credit This course is intended for the student who may pursue a course of study in mathematics. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Math 4. the definite and indefinite integral. techniques of integration.or lower in Enriched Algebra II and III should take Level 1 Pre-Calculus. parametric and polar equations. Topics include linear. exponential functions. continuity. Integration and its applications will be covered if time permits. and Law of Sines and Cosines. The course will introduce the important topics in our Precalculus L2 program. trigonometric functions. trigonometric inverse. business or engineering. rational functions. the life and physical sciences and social sciences is not as intensive or extensive as level 1 Calculus. applications of the derivative. Level 2 MA602 MA603 Topics in Pre-Calculus Topics in Pre-Calculus Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit This course is designed to meet the needs of a student who has completed Algebra III. The course includes trigonometric functions and identities. science. conic sections. induction. computers. Math 3 or Math Topics 3 MA721 Calculus Level 1 1 Credit This course briefly reviews analytic geometry and trigonometry and then proceeds to the calculus topics of limits. and the 3-d coordinate system. applications of the derivative. Limits. Prerequisite: A grade of B or higher in Algebra III. vectors. vectors. The course includes trigonometric functions and identities. or Math topics 3 but is not ready for Precalculus. trigonometric equations.

methods. It has important applications in Business. variables. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B+ in Algebra II or Math 2. which they will need in order to prepare for the SAT and ACT and strengthens the basic fundamental skills needed for an entry level college math course. MA912 MA913 College Board Review Math & Problem Solving Strategies (Gr. will focus on problem-solving and 28 . Matrix Algebra and Vector Spaces. Lines. interfaces. and study randomness using sampling and simulation. Angles. including the Internet. This one-semester. Level 2: Successful completion of Algebra III or Math 3. There is an emphasis on algorithm development and programming style. Prerequisite: Level 1: Grade C or higher from Enriched Precalculus. 12) Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit This course is offered to only seniors in the fall semester. The code of a PacMan clone game will be analyzed.Electives Students who are planning to take AP Computer Science Java must take Introduction to Computer Science by Using Java as a prerequisite the previous year. file basics. Prerequisite: Passing Algebra II or Math 4 MA941 MA942 Topics in Linear Algebra Topics in Linear Algebra Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit The study of Linear Algebra in high school will be an asset for any student who intends to enter the field of engineering. students that are in any Level 1 math course or higher are excluded. or business. The Solution of Linear Systems. Topics included are: data types. we will apply these concepts to applications such as: Computer Graphics. both orally and in writing. Because of the remedial nature of this course. and uses the TI83 graphing calculator extensively.5 credits . This class involves a substantial amount of reading and discussion and requires the ability to communicate effectively. Markov Chains. The focus of this course will be the following four topics. half-credit elective. 12) College Board Review Math & Problem Solving Strategies (Gr. and many other areas of study. Level 2 for level 2. Economics. which are essential to further study of Linear Algebra: Algebra with Points and Vector Geometry. two dimensional arrays. Statistics. Included in this course is familiarity with the question and test format and problem solving strategies. The culmination of this course is a life skills project that will guide them through the process of budgeting in the real world. It provides students with an extensive review of the math topics. Upon completion of these core topics. and Linear Programming. MA961 MA962 Introduction to Computer Science Using Java Introduction to Computer Science Using Java Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course is a mathematically oriented introduction to computer programming by using Java language. analyze and present data in an effective manner. arrays. which is open to juniors and seniors. Computer Science. Grade of B or higher in Algebra III (L1). mathematics. investigate the normal distribution. strings. Level 1 or Enriched Geometry for level I or Ain n Algebra II or Math 2. explore data distributions by using measures of center and spread. social and natural sciences. Students will: learn how to generate data through surveying and experimentation. MA951 MA952 Statistics Statistics Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course provides students with an introductory hands-on approach to statistics.5 credits Discrete Mathematics involves the study of mathematical objects that have distinct (non-continuous) elements. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Precalculus or Math 4 MA991 MA992 Discrete Mathematics Discrete Mathematics Level 1 Level 2 . and Planes. and graphics. loops. investigate relationships using graphical displays of association and regression. both square and non-square. Precalculus (L1) or Math III (L1). decision-making. math operations.

Students must sign up for both parts of this course 1 Credit .or higher in Level 1 Pre-Calculus or Math 4 or a final grade of B. Clear.or better in Enriched Pre-Calculus. A large part of the APCS course is built around the development of computer programs or methods that correctly solve a given 29 . Prerequisites: (1) A final grade of B+ or better in Enriched Pre-Calculus or Enriched Math 4. to explain concepts orally and to write clearly using both English and appropriate symbolic notation. logarithms and trigonometry. allowing students the opportunity to enhance and demonstrate their math skills from Enriched PreCalculus. and Social Networks. Students should expect to spend 2 hours between class meetings on homework. The AB curriculum provides in-depth coverage of limits. Only students who are ready to work at the college level should consider this course.5 credit course. MA947 Advanced Placement Computer Science in Java Level 7 1 Credit The Advanced Placement Computer Science (APCS) in Java is a course in computer programming. Analytic Geometry.5 Credit The BC Calculus course is intended only for the most mathematically capable students. en route to taking the Advanced Placement BC Calculus Exam. Student may not get credit for both Calculus L1 and Calculus AB. MA737 Advanced Placement Calculus BC Level 7 MA737a Advanced Placement Calculus BC Level 7 This is a 1. Networks and Trees. Topics for enrichment may include: Game Theory. derivatives and their applications. Enrolled students must take the AP Calculus AB examination in May. The course will cover a selection of the following topics: Sets. The summer assignment will be graded. Enrolled students must take the AP Calculus BC examination in May. Level 2: Completion of Level 2 Algebra III or Math 3 with at least a B average. Students must attend the summer assignment meeting in June before enrolling in the class. Students must attend the summer assignment meeting in June before enrolling in the class. continuity. (3) math teacher recommendation. (2) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet. Required Summer Assignment: The summer assignment requires students to complete a challenging set of problems. and the first major exam will test the material covered in the assignment. regular attendance and a willingness to ask questions and take risks. Formal Logic Systems. Prerequisites: (1) A final grade of A. Circuit Design. The BC curriculum completes the equivalent of two semesters of college calculus. (3) Math teacher recommendation. along with their applications. complete justification is necessary to show competence in writing mathematics. integration techniques and applications of the definite integral and differential equations and their applications. MA727 Advanced Placement Calculus AB Level 7 1 Credit Success in Calculus AB requires a strong mathematics background. Required Summer Assignment: The summer assignment has been designed to minimize the amount of class time needed to review pre-calculus. Assignments will average 60-90 minutes between each class meeting. (2) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet.analytical thinking. The first major exam will test the material covered in the assignment. The AB curriculum completes one semester of college calculus and is intended to provide rigorous preparation for the Advanced Placement Exam. Active class participation and an ability to work effectively both independently and in groups will be critical to student success. Prerequisites: Level 1: Completion of Level 1 Algebra III or Math 3 with at least a B average. Election Theory. Only students who are ready to work at the college level should consider this course. Student may not get credit for both Calculus L1 and Calculus BC. good study habits. who desire to complete a sophisticated two-semester college Calculus course. Matrix Operations. Algebra and Trigonometry. Advanced Placement Courses Students will be required to do a summer assignment for all courses and will be removed from the class list if it is not complete by the due date. In addition to typical problem solving students will be expected to read for understanding. Summer work involves completion of a series of problems reviewing and extending key topics from pre-calculus including exponents.

good study habits. Projects may include the construction of a Rube-Goldberg device. students need a strong mathematics background. (3) math teacher’s recommendation. and a willingness to ask questions and take risks. Students in this class should be serious about the study of statistics. planning a study. (3) math teacher’s recommendation. regular attendance. and then return to assess the students’ efforts. Required Summer Assignment: The summer assignment consists of a number of problems to be solved. full year course that is the equivalent of a one-semester college statistics class.or higher. per class. There will be a test on the material early in the first term. and Bridge design & construction. Students should pick up the summer assignment before leaving in June. Prerequisites: (1) A final grade of A. Enrolled students will take the AP Computer Science A examination in May. input and output stream. analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. In order to succeed in AP Statistics. (2) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet. collections. Students may be introduced to CAD. write. In addition to writing programs on a constant basis. Only students who are ready to work at the college level should consider this course. civil. Tests given in class will follow the format of the College Board APCS Exam and they are a very important component of the course grade.problem. knowledge of Java programming. regular attendance and a willingness to ask questions and take risks. 30 . Course would be a full year. Required Summer Assignment: The summer assignment consists of concepts and problems from the first several chapters of the book. Good communication skills are also necessary for this class. and to write clearly using both English and appropriate Java notation. Students need to do well on this test in order to be successful in the class. you will be required to use data.5 MA/. project software. analyze data. sorting. linked lists. The ability to work effectively both independently and in groups will be also critical to student success. Level 2: Completion of Level 2 Math 1 or Geometry with at least a B average. as well as work successfully in teams. Students should expect to spend 90 minutes doing homework. make predictions. Enrolled students will take the AP Statistics examination in May. trees. Success in APCS in Java requires a strong mathematical background. Students will construct their own understanding of the principles and practices of statistics. anticipating patterns.5 MA/. nuclear. and robotic programming. the amount of class time needed to review these concepts would be minimized. The summer assignment will be collected on the first day of the school year and evaluated as a test. MA801 MA802 Exploring Engineering Exploring Engineering Level 1 Level 2 . Topics included are: classes. Collaboration with local engineering companies and universities would include speakers of different engineering disciplines each month.or higher in MA961 or a final grade of A in MA962. Throughout the course. in the same manner of the Engineering Design process. and statistical inference. Much of the material is a review of concepts studied earlier. The speakers would introduce a related activity/project. Students should expect to spend 75-90 minutes of homework preparation time between class meetings. computer) as well as understanding of the engineering process.5 SC 1 Credit This will be a project and research exploration into multiple types of engineering (such as robotics. as you will be expected to constantly read. The following four broad conceptual themes will be discussed: exploring data. Students will be encouraged to brainstorm. searching. First Technical robotics challenges.5 SC 1 Credit . execute. discuss findings and write explanations. The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to introduce you to the major concepts and tools for collecting. plan. and collaborate with other students. and Grid World Case Study. Prerequisite: (1) Completion of Algebra III Level 1 or Math 3 L1 with a final grade of A or Precalculus L1 or Math 4 L1 with a final grade of A. MA957 Advanced Placement Statistics Level 7 1 Credit AP Statistics is an alternating day. Prerequisites: Level 1: Completion of Level 1 Math 1 or Geometry with at least a B average. excellent study habits. environmental. test and redesign in every project. (2) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet. to explain concepts orally. read about studies. Students are expected to be able to conduct independent research and present their projects. mechanical. It has been designed to help students practice the concepts taught in the course Introduction to Computer Science Using Java and as a result. materials. students will be also expected to read for understanding. every other day structure.

It is recommended that all students entering grade 9 enroll in this course. The initial activities are designed to develop trust and mutual support among group members. or those students who prefer to achieve their fitness through participating in activities. Students will have the opportunity to work out on the Nautilus equipment. Students will be taught how to use the new FitLinxx program recently installed in the fitness center.Physical Education Physical Education is a graduation course requirement for all students. Students must receive a passing final grade in the course each year. skill. This course is offered to provide students currently involved in a prescribed fitness\exercise program or activity. All students must successfully pass Personal Fitness and Wellness OR Activity Fitness as a graduation requirement.5 Credit This course is designed for students who have successfully completed PE310 and who have a strong interest in completing personal fitness workouts during class time.5 Credit This is considered the cornerstone course of the high school Physical Education program. PE110 Project Challenge Unleveled . 31 . These activities include working on the ropes course located at the high school. Students are not mandated to participate on the high elements but are encouraged to try. It is recommended that all students entering grade 10 enroll in one of these courses.5 Credit The information presented in this course will be similar information that is presented in the Personal Fitness and Wellness course. The concepts and principles of training will be applied to participation in various group and individual physical activities.5 Credit Students will be taught how to design their own fitness program based on sound principles of training and exercise. PE320 Activity Fitness Unleveled . The final activities in this course are designed to encourage risk taking and to develop self-confidence. The initiative problems presented require a full contribution from every member of the group. Students will evaluate their level of physical fitness using a variety of methods and assessments . PE310 Personal Fitness & Wellness Unleveled . The course is divided into three distinct phases. an alternative to conducting all of the course physical work in the fitness room. Students will be taught how to design their own fitness program based on sound principles of training and exercise. and problem solving skills in a mutually supportive environment. Information relative to the practice of lifelong wellness will be presented through the course of instruction. All students must successfully pass Personal Fitness and Wellness OR Activity Fitness as a graduation requirement. Class will meet in the fitness center and students will work with the teacher in designing a personal fitness routine that best meets the students’ personal training needs. Each course will have a fitness. Students may fulfill only one course graduation requirement each year. All students must pass the Project Challenge course before they graduate. It is recommended that all students entering grade 10 enroll in one of these courses. group cooperation. Electives – For Juniors and Seniors PE315 Personal Fitness & Wellness II Unleveled . The second phase emphasizes group cooperation and problem solving skills. Students must be motivated to complete their workouts during each class and will evaluate their level of physical fitness using a variety of methods and assessments. cardiovascular equipment and the free weights and use the recently installed FitLinxx program to assist them in their workouts. knowledge. Project Challenge courses are open only to students who have not previously taken the course. Students will implement their personal fitness program using the strength and cardiovascular equipment in the personal fitness and wellness room. The course is designed to promote self-confidence. and participation requirement. Required All students must successfully pass Project Challenge as a graduation requirement.

This course will be structured for those students who enjoy participating at a high level of competition. This course will be structured for those students who enjoy participating in team/group activities. ____________________________________ Physical Education Teacher’s Signature ______________ Date 32 . Each typical class will include ten minutes of theory. speedball. pickle ball (racquet activity). Also included will be information and instruction pertinent to enjoying safe outdoor recreational pursuits. The focus of this course will be the continued promotion of self-confidence. Students must have successfully completed the Project Challenge course before enrolling in this course. Please fill it out. but not necessarily at a high level of competition. and ten minutes of savasana (final relaxation). volleyball. Students will be required to climb and participate in the high elements of the ropes course. PE450 Adventure Leadership Unleveled . It is the highest level of competition in the program. and the set-up and management of a ropes course. archery.PE410 Competitive Team Activities Unleveled .5 Credit This course offers students in grades 11 and 12 an opportunity to participate in an adventure leadership program. *PE 410 is structured for those students who consider themselves to be highly motivated Physical Education students. and floor hockey. and enjoy participating in class tournaments are encouraged to enroll in this course. fifty minutes of asana practice (physical postures). knot tying. group cooperation and the development of analytical thinking skills through new problem solving initiatives. Students must obtain the written permission from their Project Challenge Physical Education teacher to enroll in this course (See permission slip below).5 Credit This course includes the learning of knowledge and skills in individualized and lifetime activities including tennis. Emphasis will be placed on learning belay techniques.5 Credit East meets West in this elective course that combines the physical and mental aspects of yoga. This course is designed for juniors and seniors and students may take it for elective credit in either health education or physical education. HE440 Yoga for the Mind and Body Unleveled . This class will be paired with a Project Challenge class and students will learn leadership techniques. * Students need to provide their own yoga mat. volleyball. This course will help students reduce stress and increase their overall physical fitness. speedball. Students will learn yoga philosophy and unlock the mind/body connection through the exploration of yoga postures. Activities offered will be determined by the season of the year and facilities available. and return it with your course selection sheet. and meditation. and floor hockey. be role models. team handball. PE450 Adventure Leadership Course Enrollment Permission Slip Student’s Name: _____________________________________________ The above named student has read the course catalog description for the Adventure Leadership Course and would like to enroll in the course. and belay students on the ropes course. breathing techniques. highly skilled. The course is designed to emphasize and expand the concepts introduced in the required Project Challenge course. volleyball. PE440 Lifelong Activities Unleveled .5 Credit Students will receive instruction and information in the area of skills and knowledge in a selection of activities such as touch football. soccer. have it signed by the Physical Education teacher.5 Credit Students will receive instruction and information in the area of skills and knowledge in a selection of team activities such as touch football. badminton. Golf will be offered if space and facility are available. Students who are highly motivated. He/She has successfully completed the Project Challenge course with me and I recommend that he/she participate in the Adventure Leadership course. basketball. basketball and floor hockey. PE420 Team/Group Activities Unleveled . and increased high element opportunities.

5) Advanced Placement Biology (1.5) Electronic Engineering and Applications of Physics (.5) Animal Behavior and Zoology Chemistry Oceanography/ Marine Biology Topics in Earth Science/ Astronomy Electronic Engineering and Applications of Physics (.5) Physics of Art and Music (.5) Introduction to Biotechnology (.0) Advanced Placement Physics-C (1.5) Physics of Art and Music (.5) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 7 AP Courses 33 .5) Chemistry Physics Anatomy and Physiology Oceanography/ Marine Biology Topics in Earth Science/Astronomy Bioethics (.5) Advanced Placement Environmental Science (1.5) Physics of Art and Music (.5) Advanced Placement Physics-B (1.Science Courses Scope and Sequence Overview Freshman Environmental Science Environmental Science Environmental Science Physical Science Sophomore Level 1 Biology Level 2 Physical Science Biology Level 3 Physical Science Biology Junior/Senior Electives Chemistry Physics Anatomy and Physiology Oceanography/ Marine Biology Bioethics (.5) Electronic Engineering and Applications of Physics (.5) Advanced Placement Chemistry (1.5) Introduction to Biotechnology (.

and teacher demonstrations. and teacher demonstrations. demonstrations. laboratory activities. application of science to the students’ lives is illustrated and emphasized through lectures. laboratory activities. The student should be a self-motivated independent learner and the teacher acts as a coach. SC112 Physical Science Level 2 1 Credit This college preparatory course includes the same topics as presented in Level 1 Physical Science. laboratory investigations. Physical Science. and reports. and Biology are required before taking any other science course. SC111 Physical Science Level 1 1 Credit This honors level. and teacher demonstrations. through teacher-guided inquiry that includes numerous hands-on activities. the major units being pre-physics and pre-chemistry.in Math Grade 8.Prerequisite for Grade 9 placement into Level 1. Environmental Science. laboratory investigations. The student should be capable of independent study and have the recommendation of his/her present science teacher. This course develops an understanding of the fundamental principles of physical science. and mathematics skills and who can consistently manage independent work in and out of the classroom. Throughout the course. demonstrations. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of A. and mathematics skills and who can consistently manage independent work in and out of class. Prerequisite: Students averaging below a C in Science Grade 8 SC121 Environmental Science Level 1 1 Credit This honors level course develops an understanding of the fundamental principles of environmental science.in Science Grade 8 and minimum grade of A. through teacher-guided inquiry that includes numerous hands-on activities. SC122 SC123 Environmental Science Environmental Science Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit This college preparatory course includes most of the same topics as presented in Level 1 Environmental Science.in Math Grade 8. This course is recommended for students who demonstrate advanced reading. writing. Throughout the course the application of science to the students’ lives is illustrated and emphasized by lectures. The emphasis will be on the development of a qualitative understanding of these fundamental concepts. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of A. research projects and reports. Prerequisite: Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Science Grade 8 Level 3: Students averaging below a C in Science Grade 8 34 . The student should be capable of independent study and have the recommendation of his/her present science teacher. laboratory investigations. The emphasis will be on the development of a qualitative understanding of these fundamental concepts. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in Science Grade 8 SC113 Physical Science Level 3 1 Credit This college preparatory course includes the same topics as presented in Level 1 Physical Science.in Science Grade 8 and minimum grade of A. mathematically based course is recommended for students who demonstrate advanced reading.in Science Grade 8 Level 2 – Minimum grade of C in Science Grade 8 Level 3 – Students averaging below a C in Science Grade 8 All freshmen should register for Physical Science and Environmental Science. The emphasis will be on the development of a qualitative understanding of these fundamental concepts. through teacherdirected inquiry that includes numerous hands-on activities. Level 2 & Level 3 Science Courses Level 1 – Minimum grade of A. writing.

molecular shapes. An extensive laboratory and various multi-media support the mastery of these key concepts and principles. reactions and equations. cell structure and function. Emphasis is placed upon comprehension of common concepts in visual. All students will be given a recommendation from their current or former science teacher. gases. solids. student-related activities. evolution. SC332 Chemistry Level 2 1 Credit This course covers the fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry. Laboratory experiments will be performed in this class that directly relate to science topics presented in class. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B in Physical Science L2 and B or higher in Algebra II or Math 2 L2 SC333 Chemistry Level 3 1 Credit This course is an introduction to the principles and methods of Chemistry and of chemical investigation. stoichiometry. Other assessments will include writing in chemistry. Laboratory experiments will be performed with the aid of technological equipment. This course will put emphasis on mathematical and physical analysis of chemistry systems.Prerequisite for placement in Grades 10-12 will be based on the academic performance during the previous year. solubility. Prerequisites: Level 2: Minimum grade of C in both grade 9 science classes L2 Level 3: Minimum grade of D in both grade 9 science classes L3 Electives SC331 Chemistry Level 1 1 Credit This course surveys the primary concepts and principles of chemistry. acids. Emphasis is also placed on advances in cell biology and molecular biology. integrating the main ideas and concepts that students need to know in order to understand what they are reading. this course will cover in-depth energy and matter. Students with a grade below a C will be recommended for Level 3 science. SC221 Biology Level 1 1 Credit This course emphasizes the principles and concepts of biology. This course will balance the principles of chemistry with basic mathematical properties. Other assessments will include writing in chemistry. heat of reactions. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B+ or higher in L1 ninth grade science or A in L2 Science SC222 SC223 Biology Biology Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit These courses focus on those ideas that explain biology. formulas and bonding. periodic table. liquids. Laboratory experiments will be performed similar to those performed in Level 1 chemistry. The curriculum is organized around key concepts in the areas of cell biology. how things work and why things happen the way they do. This course will balance these chemistry concepts with the mathematical principles of chemistry. bases and salts. open-ended response questions and/or a notebook journal. and basic human physiology. focusing on unifying themes of biology. Level 3 – Students with an A will be recommended for Level 2. Level 2 – Students with an A will be recommended for Level 1. Students in the following level in grade 9 will be recommended as follows: Level 1 – Students with a B+ or higher will be recommended to continue in Level 1. stability and homeostasis. solutions. open-ended response questions and/or a notebook journal. atomic structure. In addition. heredity. electron configurations. Assessments will include multiple step problems that will require a strong mathematical background. The recommendation will be based on the criterion below and will be/have been discussed with your son or daughter. chemical equilibrium. This course is recommended for students who demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills and who can consistently manage independent work in and out of class. but in some cases not with the same depth of the Level 1 course. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B+ in Physical Science L1 and B+ or higher in Algebra II L1 or Math 2 L1 or enrolled in Enriched Algebra II/III. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in L3 Physical Science and a minimum grade of C+ in Algebra II or Math 2 35 . genetics. and basic human physiology.

song analysis and the music genome project. and magnetism. Laboratory exercises and projects will be an integral part of the class.SC441 SC442 Physics Physics Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This is an introductory course that covers light. plus student presentations and projects are an integral part of this course. This is an elective course and the dissection is an integral part of the curriculum. ground and running water. and mariculture. waves. geology history. and astronomy. It will cover topics relating to the importance of ocean exploration. invertebrates. sound. glacial geology. Topics will include the study of rocks and minerals. waves. and the sea bottom. A strong interest in art and music is essential. SC561 SC562 Oceanography/Marine Biology Oceanography/Marine Biology Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This is an introductory course in physical oceanography and general marine biology. This is an introductory course in marine science. nervous. and long-term research projects. local weather and climate. the motion of the ocean. If you have financial hardship speak directly with the teacher. Prerequisites: Level 1: Minimum grade of B Algebra III L1 or Math 3 L1 Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Algebra III or Math 3 L2 or L3 SC930 Physics of Art and Music Unleveled . chart reading.in chemistry or taking concurrently. the ecology of the New England coast and adjacent waters. and Biology. meteorology.in Biology or Chemistry L3 SC651 SC652 Human Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course surveys the structure and function of the major systems of the human body including skeletal. muscular. the course includes 15 laboratory investigations that explore many of the topics mentioned. tides. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in Physical Science. navigation. lenses & photography. This course will emphasize problem solving. basic physics and chemistry of the oceans. algae. ALL students are required to complete and animal dissection. respiratory. motion. In addition to lecture and discussion. Environmental Science. There is a $5 lab fee for additional materials. endocrine. forces. the water environment. fisheries. Prerequisites: Level 1: Minimum grade of B in L1 Biology and minimum grade of B. Marine Biology topics include plankton. energy.5 Credits This course focuses on the areas of physics that explain phenomena of visual art and the science of sound: light & color. the geography and geology of the oceans. thermodynamics. Prerequisites: Level 1: Minimum grade of B in Biology L1 Level 2: Minimum grade of C in Biology L2 36 .in Biology or Chemistry L2 Level 3: Minimum grade of C. digestive and excretory. Prerequisite: Level 2: Minimum grade of C. optics. Laboratory work and dissections. the foundation of life in the ocean.in L2 Biology and minimum grade of C in chemistry or taking concurrently. application skills. SC572 SC573 Marine Sciences Marine Sciences Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit This is an introductory course in ocean sciences. work. Level 2: Minimum grade of B. It will cover topics relating to the historical development of oceanography. ecology. vibrations in tubes & strings. Prerequisites: Level 2: Minimum grade of B in L2 Biology or B– in L2 Life Science Level 3: Minimum grade of C in L3 Biology SC942 SC943 Topics in Earth Science and Astronomy Topics in Earth Science and Astronomy Level 2 Level 3 1 credit 1 credit This level appropriate class is designed to provide a survey of scientific principles associated with the study of geology. immune. currents. electricity. and astronomical observations. cardiovascular. vertebrates.

5 SC 1 Credit This will be a project and research exploration into multiple types of engineering (such as robotics. op-amps. this is the course for you. This is a very hands-on course in which students will learn by doing as they practice extracting and manipulating DNA. and projects to give a wider perspective of the animal kingdom and animal behavior. civil. Rarely a day passes without an amazing new discovery generated by the world of biotechnology.5 Credits This course is lab-based and project based. presentations. conducting gel electrophoresis and PCR (polymerase chain reactions).5 Credit . organ transplant protocols and experimental drug treatments. First Technical robotics challenges. animal use in research. and learning numerous other basic techniques commonly used in the biotech industry. phototransistors. Projects may include the construction of a Rube-Goldberg device. with less written calculations and analysis than a typical science or physics course. Activities included in this course are seminars. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B in L1 Biology Minimum grade of B. oscillators. mechanical. bridges. environmental. test and redesign in every project.5 Credit . debates and occasionally.5 Credit This course examines how advances in biotechnology impact the interactions between the scientific community and the general population. and robotic programming. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B. in the same manner of the Engineering Design process.5 MA/. Each student will be required to build one electronic device and one electromechanical device and present them to the class. This is a lab-based course that will teach you many of the basic skills and techniques used by technicians and researchers as they study and manipulate DNA.in L2 Biology or B+ in Level 2 Life Science II and/or Life Science III SC910 Electronic Engineering and Applications of Physics Unleveled . The first part of the course explores the classification and characteristics of all the animal phyla.in L2 Biology SC951 SC952 Introduction to Biotechnology Introduction to Biotechnology Level 1 Level 2 . Students will be required to read.SC783 Animal Behavior and Zoology Level 3 1 Credit This course explores the diversity of life and the interconnectedness of different animal species with each other and with humans. The course will utilize a number of interesting articles. SC901 SC902 Bioethics Bioethics Level 1 Level 2 . Here’s your chance to acquire many of the skills being used in this rapidly growing field. popular literature and video presentations as part of the course. lab experiments.in Algebra II or Math 2 L1 or Math 3 L2/3 MA801 MA802 Exploring Engineering Exploring Engineering Level 1 Level 2 . materials. Students will be encouraged to brainstorm. thermistors. nuclear.in any science course and a B. Prerequisites: Level 1: Minimum grade of B in L1 Biology Level 2: Minimum grade of B. studentdirected discussions. laboratory activities. Examples of possible topics will include cloning. and Bridge design & construction. Students with an interest in building scientific devices should take this course. and then return to assess 37 . The emphasis of this course will be on the bioethical concerns that arise from the major advancements made in biological sciences. comprehend and produce written comments about articles from scientific journals. computer) as well as understanding of the engineering process. and other important biological molecules. inductors and resistors). project software. If you want to gain some skills and knowledge in one of the most revolutionary and fastest growing industries in the world today. digital circuits and transistors.5 Credit This course examines how advances in biotechnology impact the scientific community and the general population. or Life Science 3 in order to enroll in this course. Collaboration with local engineering companies and universities would include speakers of different engineering disciplines each month.5 SC 1 Credit . Students may be introduced to CAD. The course consists of 20 lab exercises in the area of electronics including Basic circuits (capacitors. cloning genes and transforming bacteria. amplifiers. while the second part of the course focuses on many different animal behaviors with an emphasis on human behavior. execute. Prerequisites: Students must have passed all grade 9 courses. LEDs. proteins.5 MA/. The speakers would introduce a related activity/project. Biology. plan. if appropriate.

as well as develop an oral discussion/presentation for this book. kinetic theory of gases. Topics such as structure of matter. • Complete all assigned investigations for these chapters (as outlined in the summer letter) • Complete “Thought questions” for each chapter (additional to the text) (typed) • Read assigned 3 Scientific American articles (to be specifically assigned by instructor) and a 2-page typed critical analysis for each article. All enrolled students are expected to pick up a textbook and summer assignments before leaving in June. Recommended laboratory experiments will be performed. and chemical kinetics will be covered in depth. The summer assignment should serve as a guide as to whether the student is ready to do this work.or higher in either level 1 Pre-Calculus or Math IV. Prerequisites: Level 1: Completion of Level 1 Math 1 or Geometry with at least a B average. In order to cover the scope of this course. Parents and perspective students should be aware that this course would require students to work on a mathematical and conceptual level far above that of a regular Chemistry course. Additional required readings from scientific publications are an essential part of the course and are used as enrichment. Only students who are ready to work at the college level should consider this course. molecular. Biological principles are studied in depth within biochemical. Enrolled students will take the AP Biology exam in May. on weekends and during vacations.the students’ efforts. Level 7 1.5 Credits The Advanced Placement Biology Course is designed to cover the equivalent of a first year college course for Biology majors.) Enrolled students will take the AP Chemistry exam in May. • From a list of selected AP Biology “Great Books” choose. every other day structure. evolutionary. (2) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet. Students are expected to be able to conduct independent research and present their projects. Required Summer Assignment: The readings. SC337 Advanced Placement Chemistry SC337a Advanced Placement Semester II Students must sign up for both parts of this course. knowledge and assignments within the following chapters serve primarily as a review of important topics covered in regular Biology and Chemistry. Level 7 1. Prerequisites: (1) A final grade of B+ or higher in Level 1 Chemistry (2) B+ or higher in Enriched Algebra II/III or A. as well as other supplementary lab work. Parents and perspective students should be aware that this course will require students to work on a conceptual level far above that of a regular biology course. Only students who are reading at the college level and motivated to do college work which requires self-advocacy and independent motivation should consider this course.5 Credits The Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general Chemistry course usually taken during the first year of college. as well as work successfully in teams. • Read Chapters 1-5 in text. Prerequisites: (1) Final grade of B+ or higher in both Level 1 Biology and Level 1 Chemistry. Twelve open-ended AP laboratory experiments are performed. All enrolled students are expected to pick up a textbook and the summer assignment before leaving in June. Level 2: Completion of Level 2 Math 1 or Geometry with at least a B average. 38 . botanical and systemic themes. Advance Placement Courses SC227 Advanced Placement Biology SC227a Advanced Placement Semester II Students must sign up for both parts of this course. The due date for this assignment will be given on the assignment. • An original research and experimentation project is also required—with the final outcome to be completed by the end of the school year. As with other AP courses there is an approximate fee of $90 to take this exam. Course would be a full year. read and write a critical summary. Be prepared for exams on these chapters within the first week of school. (3) Science Teacher’s recommendation. discussion and assessment tools. This summer assignment should serve as a guide as to whether the student can do the work expected during the entire course. additional work is done during the summer. The following requirements are due by either the middle of August or on the first day of school in the fall. (Usually due the last week of August. chemical equilibrium.

56. 72. 84 Chapter 5 page 125 # 14.1-9. 44. 67. Because the AP Exam is in May. SC457 Advanced Placement Physics-B Level 7 1. Prerequisites: (1) Minimum grade of B in Enriched Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus L1 or Enriched PreCalculus or Pre-Calculus L1 concurrently with permission from the Science Program Advisor (2) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet (3) Science and Math teacher recommendations. waves.3 page 252 #6. 48. 64. 81 Chapter 8 page 219 # 4. 28. 10. 39 . 14. 76. thermodynamics. 16. 42.1-9. 24. 26. (4) Completed summer assignment passed in by the due date. 48. 69 Chapter 2 page 48 # 10. August 27th in the box in the Main Office All work must be shown and assignment must be passed in on time to receive full credit Chapter 1 page 22 # 2. You should use this assignment as a guide to determine whether you are ready for this course. 85 Chapter 4 page 96 # 6. 60 Chapter 3 page 70 # 4. 34. 22. 38. 42. 18 Note to AP Chemistry students: This assignment serves as an important review of many topics covered in regular chemistry. Required Summer Assignment: Students are expected to know the kinematics of motion with constant acceleration by reading Chapters 1 and 2 and completing 20 problems (to be assigned). 46. you should give serious consideration to taking this course at a later time. 28. Ten (10) AP laboratory experiments are performed. The second half of the course concentrates on the topics of electricity and magnetism. 56. 58. 52. 8. 4. 30.(3) Your Chemistry teacher and the above Math teacher’s recommendation. 8. 14. 34. & 10. Students will take a test on Chapters 1 & 2 on day two of the class. Be prepared for a test on chapters 1-3 within the first two weeks of school. Mechanics is explored in detail in the first half of the course. 50. Topics covered include mechanics. sections 9. 18. 40.or higher in L1 Physics (3) Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet (4) Science teacher’s recommendation. If you find this work especially challenging or difficult. 38. Enrolled students will take the AP Physics exam in May. 28. 50. 32.1 page 276 #2. All enrolled students are expected to pick up a textbook and the summer assignments before leaving in June. 80 Chapter 6 page 157 # 6. 18. This assignment is Due Noontime Friday. AP Chemistry Summer Assignment: 1) Read Chapters 1-8. 78. 30. All students enrolled in the class are expected to pick up a textbook and summer assignment before leaving in June. This assignment will be passed in to the main office by the assigned date. 71. 44. 48.0 Credits This course is representative of a freshman physics course as offered in American colleges.5 Credits This course is representative of courses offered in American universities. 14. SC447 Advanced Placement Physics C SC447a Advanced Placement Semester II Students must sign up for both parts of this course.1 and Do All Summary Problems 2) Complete All Chapter Questions Below. 20. Prerequisites: (1) Students must take AB or BC Calculus concurrently (2) A final grade of B or higher in AP Physics B or A. conservation. 70. 38. we have to move very fast through a large amount of material. 80 Chapter 7 page 190 # 2. 73 Chapter 9.3. 32. 54. 42. 22. 16. harmonic motion. 34 Chapter 10. 64. Your completion of this assignment is essential to finishing and passing the course on schedule. 38. Ten (10) AP laboratory experiments are performed. 16. 54. 20. Enrolled students will take the AP Physics exam in May. 58. 54. 20. Show all work in an organized manner and circle your answers. 18. sound. electricity and magnetism. Level 7 1.

students are expected to: (1) Read and outline the first six chapters of the textbook as a way to review the major concepts of environmental science. and both a Biology and Chemistry teacher recommendation. Enrolled students will take the AP Environmental Science exam in May.5 Credits This class is equivalent to a first year college level course that incorporates both physical and ecological sciences in the study of the environment. The entire summer assignment will be handed in during the last week in August. Required Summer Assignment: During the summer. a signed Student AP Contract to be handed in with course selection sheet. (2) read a case study.SC857 AP Environmental Science SC857a Advanced Placement Semester II Students must sign up for both parts of this course. environmental quality. Level 7 1. the environment and society. global and local environmental changes and their consequences. Prerequisites: A final grade of B+ or higher in Level 1 Biology and Chemistry. All enrolled students are expected to pick-up a textbook and summer assignments before leaving in June. (4) take a multiple-choice exam covering the first six chapters of the text on the second day of class. Students will prepare a two-page reflection essay/review about each book. and choices for the future. renewable and nonrenewable resources. human population dynamics. (3) read selected chapters from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and the entire Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPhee. energy. 40 . Topics include the interdependence of Earth’s systems. The course will include quantitative analysis of data and a laboratory and field investigation component. to be assigned and answer problem questions related to case.

Social Studies Course Offerings 2011-2012 Year Freshman 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day OR Freshman 2 credits (1 SS & 1 English) Full year Meets every day Sophomore 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day OR Sophomore 2 credits (1 SS & 1 English) Full year Meets every day Junior/Senior 1 credit/1 semester Meets every day World Studies Level 1/2 Mixed level classes Course Options World Civilizations Level Options Level 1/2/3 Mixed level classes 20th Century History: The United States and the World 20th Century Studies Level 1/2/3 Mixed level classes Level 1/2 Mixed level classes OR Junior/Senior 2 credits (1 SS & 1 English) Full year Meets every day OR Junior/Senior 2 credits (1 SS & 1 WL) Full year Meets every day OR Advanced Placement Junior/Senior 1 credit/full year Meets every other day Psychology Level 1/2/3 Democracy and Media Literacy Mixed level classes Economics in the World Today Broadcast Journalism Anthropology/Sociology Contemporary World Issues Exploring Global Religions Music and Society Classical Civilizations Odyssey: Cultural Connections Level 1/2 Mixed level classes Western Studies Level 1/2 Mixed level classes Level 7 only AP US History AP Modern European History 41 .

Recommendations for placement in grade 10 will be based on the academic performance during the previous year and teacher recommendation. The course offers a survey of world history from 500 CE . debates and discussions.in Social Studies Grade 8. The guidelines for recommendations are: • Level 1 – Students should average A or A. The first objective is to provide students with an academic 42 . 2. There are two overarching objectives in 20th Century History. oral presentations. offering both an American and global perspective. team-taught approach to studying the cultures. Students will be assigned to a level based on a recommendation from their 8th grade teacher and placed in mixed level classes. and 3 are combined in the same class. critical thinking. The program will trace human development politically. The English component is organized around four archetypal themes. SS111 SS112 SS113 World Civilizations World Civilizations World Civilizations Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit World Civilizations is aligned with the core knowledge requirements of the Massachusetts State Frameworks.1900. Students with below a “C-” may be recommended for Level 3. Levels 1. • Level 3 – Students averaging below “C” in Social Studies Grade 8. • Level 2 – Students should average B+ to a C in Social Studies Grade 8. The guidelines are as follows: • Level 1 – Students already enrolled in Level 1 should maintain a “B+” or better to continue in Level 1./1 SS Credit World Studies is the alternative to the separate ninth grade English and Social Studies courses. and literature of the world. The second objective is to develop the academic. The course begins with the turn of the century and extends through the historical developments of the present. process writing. and interpersonal skills necessary for moving forward in the social studies curriculum. Grade 10 Course Offerings Sophomores must take 20th Century History: The US and the World or 20th Century Studies. inquiry. There are two overarching objectives of the World Civilizations course. teaming and projects. SS211 SS212 SS213 20th Century History: The US and the World 20th Century History : The US and the World 20th Century History : The US and the World Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 20th Century History: The US and the World is aligned with the core knowledge requirements of the Massachusetts State Frameworks. This course will utilize an interdisciplinary. • Level 2 – Students with “A” grades may be recommended for Level 1. Using small group collaborative activities. • Level 3 – Students with “A” grades may be recommended for Level 2. Levels 1 and 2 are combined in the class. OR EN021 EN022 World Studies World Studies Level 1 Level 2 1 Eng. The first objective is to provide students with an academic awareness of key events in world history and an understanding of the significance of these events in the development of the modern world. the class will engage students in a broad spectrum of educational experiences. analytical. history. public speaking. Both objectives will be accomplished through a variety of assessments including writing. socially and economically from the earliest civilizations to the twentieth century./1 SS Credit 1 Eng. patterns that pervade all literature.Social Studies Grade 9 Course Offerings Freshmen must take World Civilizations or World Studies.

The second objective of the course is to develop the academic. offering both an American and global perspective. The Great Gatsby. (The AP Language and Composition course is not offered at AHS. They may take additional courses from the following list of Grade 11/12 courses. SS027 Advanced Placement U./1 SS Credit Twentieth Century Studies is a team-taught 10th grade course. interdisciplinary approach to the study of the 20th Century. In order to explore this vast curriculum. History Level 7 1 Credit This course presumes a basic knowledge of US history and attempts to investigate selected topics in depth. and personal response. The class begins with the Age of Exploration and continues chronologically to the present. Enrolled students are required to take the AP US History exam in May. Each term culminates with an exam. The course begins with the turn of the 20th Century. critical thinking. creative projects. All Quiet on the Western Front. This course meets every other day for the full school year. art. inquiry. seminar style discussions. students will gain a greater understanding of the role of the US in the 20th Century. Night.awareness of US History in the 20th Century while at the same time examining these events through a global perspective. and music. students will be required to read several works of nonfiction. teaming and projects. Although 20th Century Studies is not an Advanced Placement course. Students will also take a field trip to the JFK Museum and will conduct a series of field studies involving works from the Addison Gallery. Prerequisite: Successful Completion of World Civilizations. critical analysis. Grade 11 & 12 Course Offerings Students are required to successfully complete at least one credit of social studies during their junior or their senior year. which uses a chronological. materials. The class is student-centered and will be structured to include presentations. Farewell to Manzanar. Advanced Placement Electives (2 options): AP courses are designed to give high school students an opportunity to be exposed to college level material. OR SS241 SS242 20th Century Studies 20th Century Studies Level 1 Level 2 1 Eng. Major works include selections from the following: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. students will write and present papers and complete projects each term on assigned historical topics. Raisin in the Sun.) Students are not required to take the exam . October Sky. Some additional outside preparation is recommended for students who opt to participate. history. analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for academic and personal growth. and instruction in the class provide the necessary foundation for students who may wish to take the Language and Composition exam. which mirrors various components of the AP exam./1 SS Credit 1 Eng. Using seminars. This is a full year course in which students earn a full credit in English and a full credit in social studies and receive a separate grade in each of the two disciplines. small and large group presentations. interviews. the titles. In addition. Prerequisites: (1) Final grade of B+ or better in Level 1 9th and 10th grade social studies requirements OR a final grade of A in Level 2 9th and 10th grade social studies requirements (2) Contract signed by student and parent 43 . discussions and debates. simulations. and extends through the historical developments of the present. Additionally. Course writing assignments include the personal essay. The Grapes of Wrath. but they may elect to do so. and The Road. Emphasis is placed upon student understanding of the interrelationships among literature. students will be expected to read a minimum of one to two chapters each week and be prepared to take various assessments on their content. A Lesson Before Dying. Both objectives will be accomplished through a variety of assessments such as writing. Level 1 and Level 2 are combined in the same class with different expectations clearly stated at the beginning of the year. Students will complete a Mastery Research Project. The Things They Carried. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 9 and World Civilizations. outside speakers and lectures. Students taking this course will be offered an opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Language and Composition exam in May 2011 as part of a pilot program for the 2010-2011 school year. public speaking. House on Mango Street. These courses are rigorous and require students to invest a substantial amount of time doing independent work. the research paper. The Crucible.S.

Without this knowledge. with an emphasis on tolerance of multiple points of view and developing questions. Students will be working in long term groups with their classmates. writing as a process. fundamental ideas and new theories in the following areas will be stressed: social psychology. learning and conditioning. The course is designed to enhance the skills needed at a college level and will emphasize the process of learning. It stresses student responsibility and empowerment. South Africa. the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics. These themes will be explored through discussion. group interactive strategies. Mixed Level Electives (10 options): SS011 SS012 Odyssey: Cultural Connections Odyssey: Cultural Connections Level 1 Level 2 1 Eng/1 SS credit 1 Eng/1 SS credit Odyssey is an interdisciplinary course. This class meets every day for the full school year. economic. and the evolution of current forms of art and music. and social developments in Europe that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which we live. Spain. research techniques and communication skills. symptoms of emotional maladjustment. The course is rigorous and requires extensive reading and writing. More information about the assignment will be discussed at the informational meeting held in early June. which examines the integral relationship of literature. Levels 1 and 2 are combined in the same class. There will be a test on the material in the summer assignment during the first week of class. we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions. It is imperative that students scheduled to take this course attend this meeting.(3) A teacher recommendation in writing (4) The final admission decision will be made by the Social Studies Program Advisor Required Summer Assignment: Students will complete an assignment that includes extensive reading of both primary and secondary sources. This course meets every other day for the full school year. SS031 SS032 SS033 Psychology Psychology Psychology Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Psychology will provide students with an introduction to the principles of psychology. All students are required to take the AP exam in May. basic emotional needs. The assignment is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in the content area before classes begin. Skill expectations include: analytical and critical thinking. Through readings and class discussion. Prerequisites: (1) Final grade of B+ or better in Level 1 9th and 10th grade social studies requirements OR a final grade of A in Level 2 9th and 10th grade social studies requirements (2) Contract signed by student and parent (3) A teacher recommendation in writing (4) The final admission decision will be made by the Social Studies Program Advisor Required Summer Assignment: Students will be required complete a series of readings from the textbook and current history books. lectures and analysis of primary source documents. history. China and Russia. political. philosophy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. as well as a head start on the material that will be studied during year. Students will be asked to analyze different historical perspectives. It is imperative that students scheduled to take the course attend this meeting to receive the summer assignment. More specific details about the summer assignment will be discussed at the informational meeting held in early June. A test will be given on the first day of class. It will introduce students to cultural. personality growth theories and sources 44 . music and art in four world cultures. SS057 Advanced Placement Modern European History Level 7 1 Credit AP Modern European History is a general survey course of European history from 1450 through present day.

and the organizational structure and function of groups will be investigated. and 3 are combined in the same class. SS081 SS082 SS083 Music & Society Music & Society Music & Society Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course explores how society influences music and how music changes society. Levels 1. In studying these topics. 2. 45 . Films. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. SS071 SS072 SS073 Democracy & Media Literacy Democracy & Media Literacy Democracy & Media Literacy Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course seeks to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for being an informed and active citizen. but not limited to. Jazz. the Blues. Levels 1. Social class. 2. Students will analyze the historical and cultural context of genres such as Spirituals. Students will be required to read university level materials and will present analyses and evaluations. and 3 are combined in the same class. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. writing. and 3 are combined in the same class. and interpretation of music. A variety of teaching. Levels 1. students will gain the ability to incorporate and understand basic economic terms and ideas including: supply and demand. Background in the theories of the major schools of contemporary psychology will be covered. Levels 1. oral presentations. group activities. debates. The course will also trace the origins of popular musical genres back to Africa and Europe. students will study the Constitution of the United States. Folk. SS061 SS062 SS063 Economics in the World Today Economics in the World Today Economics in the World Today Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Through studies of topics such as Globalization. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. and listening to a wide variety of music. Reggae. race and gender relations. Rock. and in-class skits are foundations of the curriculum. 2.of therapy. debates. history and the economy have upon cultural development. SS041 SS042 SS043 Anthropology/Sociology Anthropology/Sociology Anthropology/Sociology Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course will explore the influences that geography. Emphasis will be placed on the changing economic climate through the study of current events. Case studies of the Beatles and of artists of students’ choosing will help students address issues surrounding the creation. and American Corporations. media in the United States and the influence of the media upon the choices citizens make. 2. presenting orally. students will gain economic knowledge with regard to important issues that face today’s society. and 3 are combined in the same class. 2. and assessment methods will be used in the course including. Students will study these and other topics by participating in small group activities. researching. and 3 are combined in the same class. Guest artists may contribute. and Hip Hop. competition and competitive advantage. learning. civic participation. Levels 1. which will be in both written and oral formats. To accomplish this. production. process writing. political philosophies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. monetary policy and corporate policy. and discussions. federal and local governments. the Stock Market. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies.

SS091 SS092 SS093 Contemporary World Issues Contemporary World Issues Contemporary World Issues Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit In this course. or Paganism/Wicca. Arms Trafficking. learning. and conflicts that currently affect our world. Levels 1. belief. ethics. and non-linear editing using Avid Newscutter XP. and 3 are combined in the same class. art. Levels 1. The course stresses responsibility. interpersonal communication skills. Additionally. South Africa: Apartheid. interviewing. but not limited to: seminars. such as: on camera performance. and 3 are combined in the same class. shot composition. Levels 1. process writing. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. individual research and presentation. This is a course for students who have an interest in Ancient History and have not had an opportunity to investigate these enlightened. Working in small groups. A variety of teaching. Rastafari. Poverty & Debt Relief. Areas of discussion will include cultures. with a focus on Hinduism. reporting. architecture. SS911 SS912 SS913 Classical Civilizations of Antiquity Classical Civilizations of Antiquity Classical Civilizations of Antiquity Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course surveys the history. and teamwork. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. the artistic components of video photography. this course will focus on the legal and ethical concerns of broadcast journalists. rationality. governments. Buddhism. and 3 are combined in the same class. but may also afford students the opportunity to explore other religions such as Vodou (Vodun). dilemmas. and assessment methods will be used in the course including. and deist positions. Imperial Rome. and Islam. Students will examine concepts of faith. Completed projects will be broadcast on the Andover Channel. and literary achievements of Greek and Roman Civilization. Conflict. and often violent cultures. and discussions. Genocide: Ethnic Cleansing. morality. and current events. Somalia: International Relief & Warlords. Classical. SS311 SS312 SS313 Broadcast Journalism Broadcast Journalism Broadcast Journalism Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Students enrolled in this "hands-on" course will use advanced hardware and software technologies to develop broadcast newsmagazines. 2. research methods. and reason. and a critical analysis of television news media. 2. and Alexandrian Greece up through the Punic Wars. students will investigate challenges. Hellenistic. We will cover early Minoan and Mycenaean civilization through Homeric. Famine & Hunger. Judaism. and the decline of Rome. 2. Civil War Rome. analytical and critical thinking skills. Sudan/Darfur. managing sound and lighting. Refugees. and 3 are combined in the same class. philosophy. 46 . Social Change. Levels 1. Christianity. Republican Rome. economies. Human Trafficking and Social Entrepreneurs. students produce newsmagazines for local broadcast dealing with news on a school-wide and local level. as well as questions such as. agnostic. Students will acquire the skills of professionals in the field. The readings will be rich and rigorous and the subject matter will require a mature approach to the study of history. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. Topics of focus include: Globalization. “What is the meaning of life?” Challenges to religion will also be considered. unabashed. AIDS. 2. group activities. Rwanda. SS621 SS622 SS623 Exploring Global Religions Exploring Global Religions Exploring Global Religions Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This class will allow students to review and delve further into the history and practice of major religious and spiritual traditions. debates. including atheist. Students will leave the course having a better understanding of the world we live in and will become active participants in finding compromise and peaceful solutions to these complex issues.

The course will be co-taught by teachers from both departments and will run for two semesters.SS921 SS922 SS923 Western Studies: Classical Etymology/Philology and History Western Studies: Classical Etymology/Philology and History Western Studies: Classical Etymology/Philology and History Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 WL/1 SS Credit 1 WL/1 SS Credit 1 WL/1 SS Credit Western Studies is an interdisciplinary course that will trace the foundations of western civilization. The historical framework will be paired with the scholars and writers who documented and developed our historical record. 47 . Students will be looking at writing in its classical form and will be developing translation skills. continue with the growth and development of Greece and Rome and end with the development of Christianity and the Byzantine Empire. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. The course will begin with Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. Prerequisite WL: Successful completion of 2 credits in the same language * This course will not count toward the World Language sequence requirement. Students will earn a social studies credit and a world languages credit.

teacher-directed. test-taking strategies and planning long-term assignments. SP500 Supported Study Unleveled . This is appropriate for students with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities.25 Credit The mission of Freshmen Skills and Strategies is to help students gain an understanding of their individual learning styles while enhancing their ability to self-advocate for their needs to successfully access the general curriculum of the high school. Students will meet every other day for 41 minutes. As stipulated by Chapter 603 CMR 28.25 Credit Tutorial Support is for students with learning disabilities who have experienced academic difficulty due to weak writing skills. parents. which affect word recognition and spelling skills. Students will develop awareness and understanding of their learning styles and thus become good selfadvocates and independent learners. Students will meet every other day for 41 minutes. reading body language and facial expressions. Some of the topics the students enrolled in this class will learn are initiating and maintaining conversations. Students progress individually through a systematic reading program.00 Special Education Regulations. multi-sensory approach to decoding and encoding. Support Programs SP900 The following programs are designed to support and supplement mainstream instruction. completing and handing in assignments on time.5 Credit A highly structured.Special Education Andover High School provides a variety of Special Education services and programs. retrieve and express knowledge. Students will meet every other day for 41 minutes. integrate. organization and/or study skills. In addition. The frequency. organizing. thereby increasing their ability to acquire. Students are expected to self-report upcoming tests and assignments for their general curriculum classes. Academic support will also be provided in the areas of writing and reading comprehension. In addition. duration. 48 . Students receive direct and individualized instruction that is designed to help them achieve their potential in the basic skills of reading and writing. or staff may initiate requests for Special Education evaluation. an essential step prior to convening a team meeting. direct instruction will be given in the areas of study skills including previewing/reviewing new material. store. Individualized coaching will be provided to the students in order to assist them in planning. SP300 Social Thinking Theory and Practice Unleveled . Students. Some remain constant from year to year while others are changed annually to meet the changing needs of students. School Adjustment Counseling Individual or small group counseling/therapy. Freshmen Skills and Strategies (Assisted Study) Unleveled .25 Credit Students are provided the opportunity to learn and practice social and communication skills. The major goals are improved emotional/behavioral performance so that a student may benefit from academic instruction and/or coordination of home/school/social agencies to enhance a student’s ability to perform successfully in school. The initial focus of this class is to address the skills and knowledge that will help students transition to the high school.25 Credit Supported Study is a class designed to teach and reinforce the curriculum learned in the Freshmen Skills and Strategies class. students work on improving organization and study skills. perspective taking and forming impressions. SP910 Tutorial Support Unleveled . and type of service are recommended at the team meeting in response to the individual needs of each student. These are some of the skills students will learn and be able to practice in a safe and comfortable environment. SP970 Specialized Reading Instruction Unleveled . with an emphasis on study and organizational skills. students are eligible for special education and related services only upon the recommendation of a Special Education evaluation team.

writing. etc. science). filing) leisure (exercise routines. playing games. activities. 49 . which includes jobs at on and off-campus internships. Excel – Life Skills Program The mission for the Life Skills Program is to provide functional academics as well as hands-on learning experiences that empower students to become as independent as possible. reading. etc. SP103 SP113 SP123 SP203 SP213 SP223 SP343 SP353 SP363 SP403 SP413 SP423 SP453 SP493 Standard English 9 Standard English 10 Standard English 11/12 Standard World Civilization Standard 20th Century Standard Anthropology/Psychology Standard Environmental Science Standard Physical Science Standard Biology Standard Math I Standard Math II Standard Math III Essential Skills Algebra/Geometry Standard Consumer Math Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit Specialized Programs Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program The ABA high school classroom is an intensive instructional program with a low student to teacher ratio (4:5). Reading skills address materials relevant to every day life. Students will acquire designated key concepts in the content areas while receiving embedded instruction to remediate/improve basic skills in the areas of reading. Occupational and Physical therapists work along with classroom teachers to provide their services within the most functional contexts possible for these students. writing and to improve organizational/study skills and strategies. and evaluations of progress are based upon the reliable and valid measurement of each student’s performance on a regular basis.). Math activities assist students with money management as well as other basic math skills essential to daily living. interventions. All team decisions regarding student goals. As students complete their MCAS requirements. The students who have been placed in this classroom require highly structured curricula and behavior programs to learn effectively. listening to books on tape. and a high degree of consistency in schedules. prompting. etc. spelling. The focus of the curriculum includes functional life skills (cooking. listening to music. they will participate in vocational assessment and training.) and academics (math. safety (looking before crossing the street. Speech. vocational (cleaning. Students have the opportunity to explore their community through travel training. grocery shopping and visits to key resources such as the YMCA and Library. The curriculum parallels that presented in mainstream classes and adheres to the Massachusetts Frameworks.). stocking. hygiene. puzzles. discriminating between familiar persons and strangers. and reinforcement throughout their day. grocery shopping.Alternative Instruction The following programs offer alternatives to mainstream instruction: Small Group Instruction: This program of instruction is for students who are not able to access the general education curriculum of a typical classroom in the high school due to language and processing deficits. The students are taught based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

It is expected that students will maintain a B average to remain in Level 1. Prerequisite: French I or successful completion of the 7th and 8th Grade program. is expected to take that course in Level 2. Vocabulary building is intense. but also of the entire French-speaking world. Reading and writing are gradually expanded in length and depth as the year progresses. and literature. Audio and visual materials are used to develop auditory skills. Prerequisite: French III 50 . WL211 French II Level 1 1 Credit A second year course designed to reinforce and further develop communicative competency through active student participation. WL111 WL112 French I French I Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This is an introductory course intended to develop the four primary language skills of: listening.World Languages Students are enrolled on the basis of a level recommendation from teachers and counselors. Oral self-expression is practiced through dialogues and class discussions. Students also pursue an in-depth study of Saint-Exupéry’s classic. culture. Cultural topics enhance the curriculum. through compositions. Prerequisite: French I or successful completion of the 7th and 8th Grade program. Audio and visual materials are used to develop auditory skills. Writing skills are developed first through paragraphs. Le Petit Prince. Grammatical structures studied become more complex. WL311 French III Level 1 1 Credit This is an intensive course intended to provide a mastery of grammar and a high level of proficiency in speaking. A communicative approach is used to engage students using basic vocabulary and sentence structure. but both grades will be reflected on the transcript. and later. Students who receive a grade of D in Level 1 or Level 2 will receive credit for the year. Greater use of the target language and a more accelerated pace distinguish level 1 from level 2. including a first year course from the Middle School. and geography not only of France. but are strongly urged to repeat the course in Level 2 before continuing. Students also begin to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Francophone world. Cultural topics enhance the curriculum. Materials are designed to develop a deeper understanding of the culture. Culture is studied through reading selections and a variety of media. Oral proficiency is promoted through class discussions. Writing skills progress from paragraphs to short compositions. An intensive review of grammar and frequent composition assignments continue to develop students’ writing proficiency. Appropriate levels in sequential courses are determined by course grade and teacher recommendation. Class discussions in the target language include topics from history. and grammatical structure. Prerequisite: French II WL312 French III Level 2 1 Credit This is an intermediate course intended to provide continued development of conversational skills. vocabulary building. Prerequisite: French II WL411 French IV Level 1 1 Credit This is an intensive course conducted entirely in French. literature. Greater use of the target language and a more accelerated pace distinguish level 1 from level 2. Content includes topics from French history. civilization. reading and writing. Grammatical structures studied become more complex. A student repeating any course. WL212 French II Level 2 1 Credit A second year course designed to reinforce and further develop communicative competency through active student participation. and culture. A student in this circumstance will not receive additional credit for the repeated course. laboratory work and individual and group presentations. Projects and oral presentations are assigned regularly to develop fluency. speaking. Reading and writing are gradually expanded in length and depth as the year progresses.

as well as to develop a deeper understanding of the French people and their culture. Prerequisite: French IV. Paragraph writing enhances the development of proficient language use. vocabulary. listening. that deal with a wide variety of “real life” situations and cultural topics. literature. and reading skills will be refined. Prerequisite: Spanish I or successful completion of the 7th and 8th grade program. and speakers will be incorporated to foster oral/aural proficiency and written expression. newspapers. Enrolled students will take the AP French Language Exam in May.WL412 French IV Level 2 1 Credit This course is conducted entirely in French. answers. Reading is developed gradually through short cultural selections. and culture. and knowledge of grammatical structure will be expanded. extensive writing assignments. Writing. literature. There is also a required summer assignment WL101 WL102 WL103 Spanish I Spanish I Spanish I Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This course provides an introduction to Spanish through the use of the four-language skills. The course emphasizes vocabulary and conversational patterns. and prepares students for study at the University level. Readings. Additional grammatical structures are studied to supplement the structures covered in Spanish I. such as the ability to express basic questions and answers. A survey of French literature will progress from medieval times through the 20th century. as well as dialogues. An intensive review of grammar and frequent composition assignments continue to develop students’ writing proficiency. and paragraphs. short skits and videos. writing. Le Petit Prince. Prerequisite: Spanish I or successful completion of the 7th and 8th grade program. and increasingly complex grammatical structures. Prerequisites: Successful completion of French IV (level 1) or V with a B+ or better. magazines. Oral proficiency is promoted through class discussions. as well as the listening and viewing of authentic materials. and culture. WL617 Advanced Placement French Level 7 1 Credit This intensive French course integrates the study of language. Students will be expected to develop and write more complex questions.reading. Students also pursue an in-depth study of Saint-Exupéry’s classic. Readings dealing with Hispanic culture are incorporated into each unit. Language lab sessions will include frequent individual and group recordings. WL201 Spanish II Level 1 1 Credit This is an accelerated second year course that combines the study of new grammatical structures and almost exclusive use of Spanish. Audio and video materials are used to develop competency. Recommendation of current French teacher. Speaking skills are promoted through oral presentations and dialogues. listening and speaking. Use of the Spanish language is required to make oral presentations using tapes. WL301 Spanish III Level 1 1 Credit This is an accelerated intermediate course intended to continue student’s development of communication skills. Contemporary domestic and international issues will also be discussed. Content includes topics from French history. Cultural reading and writing assignments are gradually expanded in length and depth as the year progresses. and class discussion will center on the interpretation of literary themes. Contemporary audio/visual materials. laboratory work and individual and group presentations. speaking. Prerequisite: French III WL511 WL512 French V French V Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course is open to students of high linguistic ability and achievement. Prerequisite: Spanish II 51 . Reading and writing are gradually expanded in length and depth as the year progresses. Audio-visual materials will be used to enrich these discussions. Additional reading assignments and cultural topics complete the scope of this course. WL202 WL203 Spanish II Spanish II Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit A second year course designed to reinforce and further develop oral competency through active student participation.

speaking. Recommendation of present Spanish teacher. Prerequisite: Spanish III WL501 Spanish V : Hispanic Media and Literature Level 1 1 Credit This course is an exploration of the Spanish speaking world through contemporary media such as film. as they apply their knowledge to oral presentations. as well as cultural reading and general development of writing skills. Class discussion centers on the interpretation and analysis of literary themes. Films and audiotapes accompany the textbook. writing. listening and viewing of challenging authentic materials. as well as continued vocabulary building. Students have to write paragraphs in the target language to develop writing competency. Students will continue to review essential grammar. Additionally. plays. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish II WL401 Spanish IV Level 1 1 Credit This course provides instruction in advanced grammatical structures. Prerequisite: Spanish IV WL502 Spanish V: Hispanic Culture and Communication Level 2 1 Credit This course is an exploration of significant cultural. Advanced grammatical concepts will be reviewed and vocabulary acquisition will be continued through round-table discussion. WL131 WL132 German I German I Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course introduces students to German through the use of the four language skills: reading. reading and listening comprehension. Enrolled students will take the AP Spanish exam in May. Prerequisite: Spanish III WL402 Spanish IV Level 2 1 Credit This is a thematically organized course with an emphasis on conversational skills and communication around cultural themes. The content provides for a comprehensive review of basic grammatical structures and the introduction of more complex grammatical concepts. poetry. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. short story. This course incorporates extensive writing assignments and grammar review. short compositions. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish IV (level 1) or V with a final grade of B+ or better. Historical and cultural readings enhance the appreciation of the diversity found in the Spanish-speaking world and its contributions to our historical development and our contemporary culture. students will also be required to read numerous short stories of both Spanish and Latino authors. Students continue to build their vocabulary and grammatical understanding. historical and contemporary events in the Spanish-speaking world. the class includes frequent discussion of contemporary domestic and international issues. Authentic short stories by Spanish and Hispanic authors will be read. while oral reports on cultural topics will hone students’ oral proficiency. listening and reading skills.WL302 Spanish III Level 2 1 Credit This is an intermediate course intended to continue students’ development of communication skills. Language lab assignments will include frequent individual and group recordings. Prerequisite: Spanish IV WL607 Advanced Placement Spanish Level 7 1 Credit The AP Spanish course strives toward the refinement of writing. There is intense thematic vocabulary building. Vocabulary and dialogues deal with cultural topics and reallife situations. Composition assignments will continue to develop students’ writing proficiency. expand vocabulary. There is also a required summer assignment. listening. art and music. In addition. 52 . and speaking. Students will continue to develop their critical thinking skills through oral and written expression. and refine conversational and writing skills through thematic units.

Cultural readings about German-speaking countries complete the course. Prerequisite: Latin II. Students read selections from ancient authors such as Caesar. Use of the language lab is expanded to improve listening comprehension skills. ablatives absolute. forming. civilization. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin I or 7th and 8th grade Latin program. WL321 Latin III Level 1 1 Credit In Latin III students complete and continue the study of all aspects of ancient Roman life from birth to death. topics and textbooks will alternate every other year. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin I or 7th and 8th grade Latin program. Prerequisite: German I WL232 German II Level 2 1 Credit This course is designed to reinforce oral competency through active student participation. allowing more time to review and practice the fundamental elements of Latin. and how to use their knowledge of Latin to decipher English “SAT” vocabulary. and geography of the entire Germanspeaking world. and understanding Latin sentence structures. for example.WL231 German II Level 1 1 Credit This second-year course combines the study of complex grammatical structures and exclusive use of the target language. WL222 Latin II Level 2 1 Credit For level two students the pace of the class will be slower than level one. Pliny and Vergil. Cultural topics complete each chapter. and all types of subordinate clauses. but the main emphasis is no longer solely on learning grammar. WL421 WL422 Latin IV Latin IV Level 1 Level 1 1 Credit 1 Credit Latin IV is the exciting synthesis of several years of Latin. and literature. In 53 . culture. Speaking proficiency is promoted through oral presentations and dialogues. and the pursuit of entertainment as seen in the Colosseum. WL322 Latin III Level 2 1 Credit Level two students will spend additional time in recognizing. engagement and betrothal. not only of Germany. Reading and writing are gradually expanded in length and depth throughout the year. Prerequisite: German II and III WL221 Latin II Level 1 1 Credit Latin students will continue their journey with the members of a Roman family and learn about the mythological and historical characters that meant much to the Romans and still remain part of our cultural heritage today. Ideal for students who need a stronger command of verb tenses as well as the use and formation of cases. Reading materials develop a better understanding. Latin grammar is reviewed throughout. Cicero. the use of participles. Prerequisite: German I WL331 WL332 WL431 WL432 German III German III German IV German IV Level 1 Level 2 Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit This is an intensive course including topics from German grammar. Due to the combination of German III and IV in this class. This course continues the systematic study of Latin grammar with particular emphasis on derivative English vocabulary. Fourth year students will be expected to do additional research work on the Internet and present it to the class. culture. and current events. but also of the culture. Advanced grammar is presented with the aim of preparing students to read authentic (un-adapted) Latin texts. Students continue to learn Latin vocabulary. Prerequisite: Latin II. Students will be introduced to a vast cultural and colorful world of ancient Mediterranean and European civilizations that included the peoples of many different cultures and social levels ranging from slaves to emperors. but rather on how to produce the best English translation of authentic (un-adapted) Latin. Class discussions include topics from history.

WL251 WL252 Mandarin Chinese II Mandarin Chinese II Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit A second year course designed to reinforce the pronunciation with precise tones. basic grammatical rules of ASL. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to American Sign Language I. Prerequisite: Latin IV WL627 AP Latin Level 7 1 Credit The AP Latin course represents the culmination of the study of high school Latin in preparation for the AP Latin Test given each May. and interactive activities in the classroom are intended to develop keen competency in the use of receptive/expressive use of advanced ASL. WL611 WL612 WL613 Advanced American Sign Language II Advanced American Sign Language II Advanced American Sign Language II Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit The course is designed to focus on developing advanced skills in the use of manual alphabet/numbers. visual-gestured communication. Students are expected to practice speaking and writing on a daily basis. and fine points on deaf culture. writing. students study each author’s literary style.addition. and proficiency in writing critical essays on the work. while students continue to build their vocabulary and use of written characters with the proper stroke-order. analysis of the work as literature. WL601 WL602 WL603 Introduction to American Sign Language I Introduction to American Sign Language I Introduction to American Sign Language I Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit The course is designed to present manual alphabet/numbers. and the English translation when appropriate. as well as discuss topics and themes in ancient Roman literature. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of the Chinese culture. Emphasis will also be placed on reading Latin passages at sight. Students are also introduced to selections from the AP Vergil syllabus. class participation. with a view to familiarizing students with literary themes and genres of the ancient world. Audio and visual materials are used to develop the course. Prerequisite: Mandarin Chinese I 54 . This is a challenging course concentrating on authors of Latin poetry and some prose. and expressive/receptive ASL and to present advanced ASL vocabulary and rich information on deaf culture. speaking and listening in a foreign language. and deaf guests are intended to develop basic competency in the use of receptive and expressive use of basic ASL. The Aeneid. visualgestured communication. Prerequisite: Latin III WL521 WL522 Latin V Latin V Level 1 Level 2 1 Credit 1 Credit This course continues the study of authors of Latin prose and poetry begun in Latin IV. Recommendation of previous Latin teacher. basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary. WL151 WL152 Mandarin Chinese I Mandarin Chinese I Level 1 Level 2 1 credit 1 credit This beginning Mandarin Chinese course will introduce students to the sounds and tones of Chinese as well as the written characters in order to begin to develop the four language skills of reading. class participation. The syllabus will include reading substantial portions of Virgil’s Aeneid. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin IV with a final grade of B+ or better. Cultural activities will enhance the curriculum as well. is studied in depth with attention to precise and literal translation. There is also a required summer assignment. All lectures. All lectures. Essential features of Chinese grammar are introduced.

The historical framework will be paired with the scholars and writers who documented and developed our historical record. topics and textbooks will be alternated. Prerequisite: Mandarin Chinese II WL451 WL452 Mandarin Chinese IV Mandarin Chinese IV Level 1 Level 2 1 credit 1 credit This is an intensive course to continue the development of listening. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either World Civilizations or World Studies & Twentieth Century History or Twentieth Century Studies. continue with the growth and development of Greece and Rome and end with the development of Christianity and the Byzantine Empire. Prerequisite WL: Successful completion of 2 credits in the same language * This course will not count toward the World Language sequence requirement. The course will be co-taught by teachers from both departments and will run for two semesters. speaking and listening skills will be practiced on a daily basis. speaking. and reading in Chinese. The students need to know the characters well and to understand how they relate to each other.WL351 WL352 Mandarin Chinese III Mandarin Chinese III Level 1 Level 2 1 credit 1 credit This is an intermediate course to continue the development of speaking with precise tones. Chinese folk arts will be introduced as the cultural component of this course. 55 . Through understanding the cultural background. and understanding the word order in sentence structure. writing characters with correct stroke order. The course will begin with Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. the students will also come to a better understanding of the Chinese language. Prerequisite: Mandarin Chinese III SS921 SS922 SS923 Western Studies: Classical Etymology/Philology and History Western Studies: Classical Etymology/Philology and History Western Studies: Classical Etymology/Philology and History Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 WL/ 1 SS Credit 1 WL/ 1 SS Credit 1 WL/ 1 SS Credit Western Studies is an interdisciplinary course that will trace the foundations of western civilization. writing. Students will earn a social studies credit and a world languages credit. Due to the combination of Chinese III and IV in this class. Writing. Students will be looking at writing in its classical form and will be developing translation skills. Students will progress from writing individual characters to writing and applying complex characters to form sentences. Vocabulary building is intense.

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