Course Catalog
K- 12 
Elementary Courses
Language Arts
Math 
Social Studies
Science
Art
Foreign Languages
Language Arts
Math 
Social Studies
Science
Art
Foreign Languages
Middle School Courses
Language Arts
Math 
Social Studies
Science
Art
Foreign Languages
Language Arts
Math 
Social Studies
Science
Art
Foreign Languages
High School Courses

Elementary Courses:(K-6)

English

Language Arts K

Language Arts 1

Language Arts  2

Language Arts  3

Language Arts  4

Language Arts  5

Language Arts  6

 

Math

Math  K

Math 1

Math  2

Math  3

Math  4

Math  5

Math  6

 

Science

Science  K

Science  1

Science 2

Science 3

Science 4

Science 5

Science 6

 

Social Studies

Social Studies K

Social Studies  1

Social Studies  2

Social Studies  3

Social Studies 4

Social Studies  5

Geography  6

 

Art

Iguana Art 1 (K-2)

Iguana Art 2 (3-5)

Foreign Language

Introduction to Spanish 1 (K-5)

Technology

Course A

Course B

Course C

Course D

Course E

Course F

Middle School Courses:

English

English Part 1

English Part 2

Math

Pre Algebra

Intro to Geometry

Intro to Upper level Mathematics

Foundational Mathematics

Science

Life Science

Physical Science(Energy, Light, Force  & Motions)

Social Studies

World History

American History 

Additional Courses (Electives)

Art

Transition Art (6-8)

Foreign Language (additional fee)

Introduction to Spanish, Italian, Korea, and French with additional languages upon request (2-12)

French

Technology

App Lab (6-12)

Game Lab (6-12)

Web Lab (6-12)

** Community College Dual Enrolled

***Coming in 2019-2020

High School Courses: (9-12)

(See Below for Course Descriptions)

All courses listed can count as NCAA approved courses but must tell that you are counting courses for NCAA prior to enrolling.  

* Courses can be used for Dual/ Partial or college classes)

English

College Prep English I

 

College Prep English II

College Prep English III

English 12

With intensive writing course

 

Math

Algebra 1 & Geometry

 

Algebra 2 & Geometry

 

Precalculus

Calculus**

Science

Advanced Physics

Astronomy**

Advanced Biology**

Advanced Chemistry**

Astrophysics**

Alternative Energy**


History (all courses have Honors option)

U.S. History I- (to-1865)

U.S. History II (1865-present)

Psychology**

Sociology**

World History**

World Geography**

Government and Politics**


Art

Art- Visual  (9-12)

Driver’s Education (class) (10-12)

Technology

Intro to Computer Science (9-11)

AP Computer Science Principles(10-12)

Foreign Language

Intro Spanish (K-11) (Live teacher)

Spanish 1 (K-10) (Live teacher)

Spanish 2 (K-12) (Live teacher)

Spanish 3 (K-12)(Live teacher)

French  (K-12) **(Live teacher)

Italian (K-12)**(Live teacher)

German (K-12)**(Live teacher)

Mandarin (K-12)**(Live teacher)

 

1 credit

1 credit

 

1 credit

 

1 credit 

 

1 cr. / .5 cr. in geometry

1 cr./ .5 cr. in geometry

 

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

per yr.

 

.5 credit

.5 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

 

High School

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (9-12)

English

 

Freshman English- College Prep English I (Introduction to American Literature)

Course Description- Students will participate in small group learning activities and analyze, produce, and examine differences in literary works.  They will compare different visual and auditory messages while questioning author’s purpose. Students will extend vocabulary through study of word origins and derivatives.  Students will read literature that encompasses interpretation of non-fiction texts as well as literature from different cultures and eras. Students will collect information to create a research product and will write to persuade, interpret, analyze, and explain.

Sophomore English- College Prep English II (Literary Works & Composition)

Course Description- Students will participate in small group learning activities and analyze, produce, and examine differences in literary works.  They will compare different visual and auditory messages while questioning author’s purpose. Students will extend vocabulary through study of word origins and derivatives.  Students will read literature that encompasses interpretation of non-fiction texts as well as literature from different cultures and eras. Students will collect information to create a research product and will write to persuade, interpret, analyze, and explain.  Focus will be on composing quality compositions and studying literary works.

 

Junior English- College Prep English III (Literary Works, Composition, Technical Writing)

Course Description- Students will participate in small group learning activities and analyze, produce, and examine differences in literary works.  They will compare different visual and auditory messages while questioning author’s purpose. Students will extend vocabulary through study of word origins and derivatives.   Students will learn oral communication skills needed in the workplace such as impromptu speaking, group problem-solving strategies and formal presentations. Students will use the writing process to create essays, resumes and evaluations. Students will focus on composing and delivering an argument. Additionally, students will review grammar, composition, syntax, and vocabulary. Using the writing process, students will write creatively and analytically, and compose a documented research paper. Students will read literature that encompasses interpretation of non-fiction texts as well as literature from different cultures and eras. Students will collect information to create a research product and will write to persuade, interpret, analyze, and explain.

 

English 12- College Prep English IV (Focus on Writing/ British and Comparison to American Literature)

This course will serve to thoroughly prepare students for college level writing and reading.

 

Math

Algebra 1 & Geometry

Algebra I - (1.5 years to complete)

Course Description- Shormann Algebra 1 teaches all the concepts required for a 21st Century Algebra 1 course, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations (linear and quadratic) and linear systems. Other topics include measurement, computer math, technology applications, statistics and a gentle introduction to basic calculus. Major topics include evaluation of algebraic equations, thorough coverage of exponents, polynomials, solving and graphing linear equations, complex fractions, solving systems of equations, radicals, word problems, solving and graphing quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, and solving equations by factoring.

Geometry (part of Algebra I and Algebra II Course) 

Course Description- This course  includes all topics in a high school geometry course, including perspective, space, and dimension associated with practical and axiomatic geometry. Standard geometry concepts include proof, logic, triangle similarity, perimeter/area/volume, and right triangle geometry (trigonometry). Analytical geometry topics such as functions and their symbolic, graphic, numeric and verbal forms are also covered. Students learn how to apply and calculate measurements of lengths, heights, circumference, areas, and volumes. Geometry introduces trigonometry and allows students to work with transformations. Students will use logic to create proofs and constructions and will work with key geometry theorems and proofs.

Algebra 2 & Geometry

Algebra II (1.5 years to complete)

Course Description- While covering all the topics in a standard Algebra 2 course such as simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations, this 21st Century course also includes computer mathematics, technology applications, statistics, calculus basics, and real-world word problems in science, engineering, finance, sports, and more. Major topics include the solving and graphing of linear and quadratic equations, factoring, a variety of types of word problems, solving quadratic equations by completing the square, solving simultaneous equations with fractions and decimals, complex roots of quadratic equations, solving systems of nonlinear equations, graphing and solving a system of inequalities, exponential equations, probability and statistics topics.

Precalculus

Course Description- This course combines the study of trigonometry, elementary functions, analytic geometry, and math analysis topics as preparation for calculus. Topics include the study of complex numbers; polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, rational, right trigonometric, and circular functions, and their relations, inverses and graphs; trigonometric identities and equations; solutions of right and oblique triangles; vectors; the polar coordinate system; conic sections; Boolean algebra and symbolic logic; mathematical induction; matrix algebra; sequences and series; and limits and continuity

 

Calculus**

Dual Enrolled at Community College**

Science

Advanced Physics-

 Course Description-  This course prepares students for college level physics.  The focus of the course is to build on basic physical science principles by exploring in-depth the nature and characteristics of energy and its dynamic interaction with matter. Key areas covered by the standards include force and motion, energy transformations, wave phenomena and the electromagnetic spectrum, electricity, fields, and non-Newtonian physics. Students will also look at the practical application of physics in other areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The effects of physics on our world are investigated through the study of critical, contemporary global topics.

 

Astronomy*** (starting 2019/2020)

 

Advanced Biology*** (starting 2019/2020) **

 

Advanced Chemistry***(starting 2019/2020) **

 

Astrophysics*** (starting 2019/2020)

 

Alternative Energy*** (starting 2019/2020)


History

U.S. History I- (to-1865)

Course Description-  This course prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. The program introduces those skills necessary to deal effectively with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and material in United States history. Among the key topics to be discussed and examined: colonial development, establishing the nation, reforms, enlarging the national state, sectionalism, imperialism, prosperity and depression, global war, the Cold War, and contemporary American history. This course will cover the period of United States history from early European colonization to the end of Reconstruction, with the majority of the questions on the period of 1790 through 1877. Emphasis is placed on the British colonies in the part covering the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

 

U.S. History II (1865-present)

Course Description-Students will continue to use skills for historical and geographical analysis as they examine American history since 1865. The standards for this course relate to the history of the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present. Students should continue to learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography within the context of United States history. Political, economic, and social challenges facing the nation reunited after civil war will be examined chronologically as students develop an understanding of how the American experience shaped the world’s political and economic landscapes. The study of history must emphasize the intellectual skills required for responsible citizenship. Students will practice these skills as they extend their understanding of the essential knowledge defined by all of the standards for history and social science.

World History-**- Dual Enrolled at High School or Alliance Program

World Geography**- Dual Enrolled at High School or Alliance Program

Government and Politics**- Dual Enrolled at High School or Alliance Program

 

Psychology-**- Dual Enrolled at High School, Alliance Program or Community College

Sociology-**- Dual Enrolled at High School Alliance Program, or Community College


Art

Art- Visual  (9-12) not NCAA

Driver’s Education (class) (10-12) not NCAA

Technology

Intro to Computer Science (9-11)

Course Description-Learn the basics of computer science and internet safety. At the end of the course, create your very own game or story you can share.

AP Computer Science Principals (10-12)

Course Description- Computer Science Principles (CS Principles) curriculum is a full-year, rigorous, entry-level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing.  Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life, and all students deserve an education that prepares them to pursue the wide array of intellectual and career opportunities that computing has made possible. This course seeks to provide foundational knowledge and skills to meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital society, economy, and culture.

Foreign Language

 

Spanish I (9-10) (Live teacher)

 Course Description-  Students learn to communicate in real-life contexts about topics that are meaningful to them. To develop students’ communicative competence, emphasis is placed on use of Spanish in the classroom as exclusively as possible and on use of authentic materials to learn about the language and culture. Grammar is integrated into instruction according to the vocabulary and structures needed in the various situations in which students are required to communicate. Through the language learning process, students develop a greater understanding of the structure of their own language and the unique aspects of their own culture. An important component of learning Spanish is using the language in the real world beyond the classroom setting. One way this can be accomplished is through integration of technology into the classroom, as technology is an important means of accessing authentic information in Spanish and in providing students the opportunity to interact with other Spanish speakers.

 

Spanish II- (9-11) (Live teacher)

Course Description-  The student will review basic material from Spanish I and advances into further emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, and proficient communication. Students will focus on conversational Spanish and learn to use new structures through contextual themes and further cultural awareness. Audiovisual presentations and authentic materials continue to emphasize the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to prepare students for the Spanish encountered in today's world. A significant portion of the class is conducted in Spanish to reinforce skills and promote fluency. 

Spanish III (10-12)(Live teacher)

Course Description-  students continue to develop their communicative and cultural competence by interacting orally and in writing with other Spanish speakers, understanding oral and written messages in the language, and making oral and written presentations in Spanish. They communicate on a variety of topics at a level commensurate with their study, using more complex structures in the language and moving from concrete to more abstract concepts in a variety of time frames. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they listen to and read and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. Students develop the ability to sustain a conversation in Spanish about topics that include historical and contemporary events and issues. Emphasis continues to be placed on use of Spanish in the classroom as exclusively as possible, as well as on use of authentic materials to learn about the Spanish language and culture(s).

French  (9-12) NCAA approved

Italian (9-12)(via Live teacher) not NCAA

German (9-12)(via Live teacher) not NCAA

Mandarin (9-12)(via Live teacher) not NCAA