The primary emphasis of this class is the development of logical thinking and expository writing skills required in the composition of essays. Central to this emphasis is a year-long study of English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation in conjunction with an in-depth study of various literary genres. Students will use a grammar text and literature anthology. Major literary works include Romeo and Juliet, the Odyssey, and one or more novels not included in the anthology. Required
Prerequisite: successful completion of English 101. Students will develop logical thinking skills and writing skills. Through various writing assignments, students will learn to proofread and revise their own and others’ work. They will learn structure of paragraphs and essays and become able to apply this structure to developing interpretive, concrete ideals and persuasive writing. Various pieces of literature including classical and contemporary will be read, dissected, and discussed in class. Students will use a literature anthology and a grammar text. Required
Prerequisite: successful completion of English 102. Students will continue to develop logical thinking and writing skills in compliance with the Colorado State standards of reading and writing. This course is a study of American Literature and an appreciation of the origin of our language. Written and oral communication skills are emphasized, as well as, presentation skills and analytical studies of various works of literature from the United States. Classic American authors are studied and appreciated as well as novels by American authors. An emphasis will be given to the requirements expected on the ACT or SAT national tests. Students will continue to develop the necessary skill to perform well on these required assessments. Required
Prerequisite: successful completion of English 102 and 103. This course will focus on British Literature as required by the state standards. An appreciation of the origin of our language and literature will be gained by understanding the great British contributors. Students will continue to develop logical thinking and writing skills in compliance with the Colorado State standards of reading and writing.
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or teacher recommendation. Algebra 1 conforms to both state and national standards for mathematics. Algebra 1 teaches students to apply algebraic concepts as a problem-solving tool. The curriculum includes the real number system, simplifying and solving equations and inequalities, graphing, systems of equations, proportional reasoning, polynomials, factoring, probability and statistics. Required Class
Prerequisite: Algebra 1. Geometry is a course designed to help students become better problem solvers and logical thinkers. Some of the topics covered in this course are transformations, geometric shapes and formulas, congruency, theorem proofs, and trigonometric ratios.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1and Geometry. Algebra II conforms to both state and national standards for mathematics. It follows the approach of making mathematics relevant by using math skills in a problem-solving environment using technology when appropriate. It is a continuation of Algebra I and Geometry and uses all the skills learned in these classes. The class introduces conic sections, complex numbers, advanced factoring, solving higher order equations, graphing functions, and fractional exponents.
Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry. Precalculus encompasses the rudiments of calculus, analytical geometry, and trigonometry. In this course, you will explore and build your knowledge of inverse, trigonometric, and logarithmic functions; trigonometric identities; complex numbers; vectors; conic sections; matrices; sequences; induction; and probability. You will also study basic concepts of calculus, such as the limits of a function and area under the curve. You will apply this knowledge to real-world situations.
Biology 1 designed to strengthen your knowledge of basic biology. It provides an introduction to biology and biochemistry as well as focusing on the roles of and differences between plant and animal cells. You’ll also learn about the functions of different organ systems, cell division and the role of DNA and chromosomes in passing traits from parents to offspring.
Earth and space science is the study of the structure of our planet and Earth’s role in the solar system and universe. This branch of science relies on observations, historical data, and physical evidence to describe the natural processes that occur around us and in distant space. We begin with a discussion of the methods and tools that scientists use to study Earth and space science, including the scientific method, modeling, and mathematics. You’ll look at theories for how the planets, solar system, and universe formed and explain the interactions between the Sun, Earth, and Moon. You’ll also learn about the emergence of Earth’s materials, atmosphere, and first lifeforms, as well as the dating methods that help us piece together Earth’s unique history
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. This course looks at matter’s composition, properties, and transformations. You’ll explore the structure and properties of matter, analyze and construct the periodic table of elements, and compare elements based on their atomic structures and relative positions in the periodic table. You will also discuss the chemical bonding taking place in ionic and covalent compounds and metals. Finally, you’ll predict the outcome of chemical reactions based on the reactants involved.
This class is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the constitutional principles of the United States republic form of government. Students will learn the structure and function of government. Students understanding of their relationship and responsibility of civic life will be enhanced. Required Class
This course will cover the major developments of world history from the Renaissance to Modern Times. The development of civilization and technology, as well as, culture and religion will be covered to help the students better understand the current state of world affairs. Required Class
This class is a basic study of American History from Reconstruction to Present. It is designed to give the student a brief review of American pre-Civil War history and concentrates on American History from Reconstruction to Present. Chronological organization use of primary and secondary resources, research, writing, and critical thinking skills will be used to help students understand why and how our nation developed as it did. Required Class