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HIGH SCHOOL

Middle School students explore disciplines in greater depth and with more refined skills. Independent learning is encouraged as students hone their study skills in preparation for high school. These classes have weekly reading and writing assignments, long-term projects, and more frequent exams. Classes require the purchase of textbooks and supplementary materials.

MIDDLE 

SCHOOL

Science Explorers (6th to 8th graders)

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This course takes an integrated approach to studying science. Students are encouraged to ask the “why” and “how” of science through in-class demonstrations, labs, and independent projects. Fascinating topics to explore include ecology and matter/energy using the HMH Science Fusion Series. Weekly homework assignments, current events, quizzes, and unit tests will be required.

Instructor: Marlene Theze

Studio Art (7th to 12th graders)

Tuesdays, 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm

In this combined middle and high school class, students will learn the principles and concepts of design, developing the student’s knowledge of composition in two- and three-dimensional art. These elements and principles of design are the building blocks of art that will, not only improve the student’s artwork, but also, be used in all art careers. Students will learn the “why” and “how” of art techniques, which will enable them to develop the skills needed to become independent in creating their own artwork. We will examine different artists’ artworks, seeking to evaluate and recognize art techniques and concepts in action. Students will explore, experiment, and problem solve, as they create their own original works.

Instructor: Patricia Storey

 

Journey to the Eastern Hemisphere (5th to 8th graders)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Students will journey through Asia, India, and the Middle East as they explore the cultures represented in the “10/40 Window.” Incredibly, about two-thirds of today’s world population live in this small band on the world map! Using the Sonlight Eastern Hemisphere Curriculum, historical documents and literature, student will embark on a year of Eastern exploration, history, reading, and writing!

Instructor: Shirley DeCicco

Science Adventures (4th to 5th graders)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come join the adventure as we explore the wonders of science! We will learn about plants, animals and ecosystems, matter and energy, earth weather, and space. We'll do some fun experiments together, and learn how to use the scientific method. Weekly homework, and occasional outside projects will be required for this upper-elementary science class. 

Instructor: Kim Torquato

Spanish I (5th to 8th graders)

Wednesdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Students will be exposed to all aspects of language acquisition, including listening, speaking, writing, logic, cultural values, history, and traditions. Students will gain further practice outside of class through audio exercises, worksheets, and listening/writing assignments. Placement test, or previous Spanish instruction with Señora DeCicco, is required.

Instructor: Shirley DeCicco

Journey Through Art (4th to 7th graders)

Wednesdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm

In this combined elementary and middle school art class, students will set off on an imaginary journey to different countries. There they will visit different artists and learn about their styles, art movements, and art techniques. Students will be taught drawing skills to help them become art journal keepers. They will be guided on their journey and use the skills they learned to create their own original artwork.

Instructor: Patricia Storey

Pre-Algebra (5th to 8th graders)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saxon Algebra ½, 3rd edition, will be used to introduce pre-algebra mathematics, along with topics from geometry and discrete mathematics (used in engineering and computer sciences). Class time will encompass instruction of four lessons and application of principles through sample problems worked on the board. In addition, math-related current events may be assigned, with students presenting their findings to the class. Examples of algebra in action from science and engineering will be shared. Each week students will be assigned problems sets from the four lessons, and a closed-book quiz to be completed at home. Placement test is required.

Instructor: Marlene Theze

WriteShop Writing (5th to 8th graders)

Thursdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Build your structure and style writing skills with this step-by-step writing program. Using the WriteShop: An Incremental Writing Program, 5th Edition curriculum, over the course of the year students will learn about and practice descriptive, informative, narrative, point of view, narrative voice, and formal essay writing (including how to write a timed essay). After applying concepts of brainstorming, writing, editing, and revising, students will have the confidence they need to write a paper they can be proud of. Get your student ready for high school writing with this exciting new course offering!

Instructor: Joanna Giunta