HIGH SCHOOL

6th - 8th grade

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

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Section 1)

Thursdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Section 2)

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, current events, and independent projects. This year we will study Dynamic Earth and Ecology and the Environment from the HMH Science Fusion Series. Weekly homework assignments, current events, quizzes and chapter tests are required. Instructor: Terry Gilleland

Middle School US History 

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This class will use the award-winning series, A History of US, by Joy Hakim as the main text for the course. Recently updated to reflect new discoveries and more recent history, this 10-module series are written in a style that is fully engaging for any student. First hand accounts and original documents help to make the History Of US a hit for any middle school student. Instructor: Shirley DeCicco

Spanish III and IV (6th - 12 graders)

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Course description to come. Instructor: Shirley DeCicco

Lost Tools of Writing I (upper 7th - 9th graders)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This classical writing program teaches the persuasive essay by means of invention (coming up with ideas), arrangement (ordering ideas), and elocution (expressing ideas logically). The essays will revolve around our class literature readings. A structured study of grammar using MCT's The Magic Lens I will be included, as will the mastery of vocabulary and Greek and Latin roots using MCT's Caesar's English II and Quizlet. Instructor: Eleanor Braun

Spanish I and II (5th - 8th graders)

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Course description to come. Instructor: Shirley DeCicco

American Art 

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Students will journey through different periods, from colonial to present day, and explore the styles and techniques of American Art. We will look at various artists' and learn how their lives and works in America influenced the world. Students will acquire art appreciation skills, as they learn to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate artistic works. The students will demonstrate their knowledge of skills and techniques with hands-on studio art projects. 

Instructor: Patricia Storey

Pre-Algebra 

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Saxon Algebra 1/2 (3rd edition) represents a culmination of pre-algebra mathematics and covers all topics normally taught in pre-algebra, as well as additional 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 out on the board. In addition, math-related current events will be assigned and students will present their findings to the class. Each week, students will be assigned problem sets from the four lessons and a closed-book quiz to be completed at home. Placement test required. Instructor: Terry Gilleland

Algebra I

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Students will use Saxon's Algebra I to learn about: signed numbers, exponents, solving equations, two equations with unknowns, graphing equations, scientific notation, ratio, percent, unit conversions, geometry, perimeter, area, volume, English to metric conversion, and surface area. Class time will encompass instruction of four lessons, and application of principles through sample problems worked out on the board. In addition, math-related current events will be assigned and students will present their findings to the class. Each week, students will be assigned problem sets from the four lessons and a closed-book quiz to be completed at home. Placement test required.

Instructor: Megan Mandes

Latin I 

Thursdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This course will use a classical approach to studying Latin, with a concentration on foundational grammar, vocabulary, translation, and reading skills. Students will use Wheelock's Latin (7th edition) as their main text. Roman life and culture will be studied through online resources on topics coordinated with the Brucia and Daugherty workbook, To Be a Roman: Topics in Roman Culture (2007). 

Instructor: Megan Mandes

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