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Accounting A

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

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This is the first course in a two-semester Accounting course sequence. Accounting A is a skill-level course that is of value to all students, whether exploring a career in business or for personal financial needs. Accounting A is an essential course for students who are pursuing a strong background in business, marketing and management. This course covers the complete accounting cycle for a proprietorship, along with journalizing and posting transactions.

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Accounting B

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-semester Accounting course sequence. This course is a continuation of Accounting A. In Accounting B, students will expand their knowledge of accounting procedures by working within the structure of a corporation. Competency will be exhibited in completing payroll taxes and reports, special journals and other financial statements.

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Advanced Programming: Game Design & Animation

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

Students completing the Game Design: Animation and Simulation course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles used at every stage of the game creation process. First, game genres and modes of play are explored in terms of the psychology of incentives, motivation to play, and social networking. Next, virtual characters and non-player characters are reviewed from concept drawing to 2D and 3D art, rigging, and animation. Next, level design, storytelling, and animation are added to develop a virtual world around the characters. These same techniques are at work in training simulator systems, virtual shopping experiences, augmented reality, and a number of other important career options. In addition to writing computer code, students should also expect to engage in drawing, illustration, storytelling and character development in the course of utilizing game design and animation technology.

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Advanced Web Design: JavaScript

Subject Other
Grade Level High School

Description

JavaScript is one of the 3 languages all web developers must learn: 1. HTML to define the content of web pages 2. CSS to specify the layout of web pages 3. JavaScript to program the behavior of web pages In this course, students will learn how to start programming with JavaScript. Students will learn the basics of JavaScript including testing, functions, objects, arrays, loops, conditional code, operators and syntax basics. Students will learn timing and animations, and how to debug. The class will conclude with a robust project that incorporates everything they learned in the semester. Students should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS prior to taking this course.

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Algebra 1 Testing Out

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

Testing Out is an opportunity for students to review and prepare for testing out of Algebra I. The course includes the expectations, resources, and a set of online tutorials to help students with concepts or problems they may see on their school’s Algebra I test materials. There is no instructor in the course, and students work independently in preparing for the Algebra I tests.

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Algebra 1A

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence. In the course, students will learn about algebraic concepts such as integers, linear equations, inequalities and factoring. As students work through each interactive lesson, they will have the opportunity to complete several self-check activities and journal entries. Ultimately, this course will assist students in developing fundamental algebraic skills that will allow them to use problem-solving strategies in real-world situations as well as using graphing technology to interpret, represent and communicate mathematical concepts.

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Algebra 1A Essentials

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

Whether it’s your saving grace or your worst enemy, there’s no getting around it. Algebra is a part of life. The sooner we accept that, the better. The fact is no matter where you go or what you do, you’ll want a functional relationship with algebra. Its graphing skills are off the charts, and it can simplify your life like no other math can. Sure, it might be a bit radical and irrational from time to time, but it isn’t half bad if you just give it a chance. Who knows? It might even be the start of an unlikely friendship. (You + Algebra = BFFs.) Semester A is all about the essence of algebra: converting numbers to letters. And we’ll do it via interactive readings, tons of examples, problem sets, fun activities… well, the list goes on. Needless to say, we’ve got all the Algebra help (and answers) you’ll ever need.

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Algebra 1B

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. In the course, students will learn about algebraic concepts such as integers, linear equations, inequalities and factoring. As students work through each interactive lesson, they will have the opportunity to complete several self-check activities and journal entries. Ultimately, this course will assist students in developing fundamental algebraic skills that will allow them to use problem-solving strategies in real-world situations as well as using graphing technology to interpret, represent and communicate mathematical concepts.

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Algebra 1B Essentials

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

It doesn’t matter whether you love it or hate it. The fact remains that Algebra is around, and by golly, it’s here to stay. What’s not to love about it, though? We’ll admit that it might get a bit irrational from time to time, and there’s no denying a few of its radical tendencies, but it can simplify your life in more ways than the square root of one. Besides, its graphing skills are off the charts. Why not give it a chance? Take it from us: there’s a high probability of it working out.Get ready for interactive readings, activities, and problem sets galore.

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Algebra 2A

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the first semester of a full year of Algebra 2. This CCSS-aligned course further develops students’ understanding of algebraic functions and their applications. A major theme is the generalization of concepts and techniques from Algebra 1 and Geometry. Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and trigonometric functions are studied, and basic properties of complex numbers are introduced. Algebra 2A is the first semester in a two-semester course. In this semester, students will cover functions and polynomials, equations and inequalities, factoring and quadratics, conic sections, and radical and complex numbers.

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Algebra 2A Essentials

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

You had so much fun in Algebra that you had to come back for more? Yeah, we don’t blame you. Algebra II has all the expressions and equations you’ve seen before…and then some. You’re sure to see some old familiar friends along the way (we’re looking at you, polynomials), along with a few unfamiliar faces (we’re looking—or at least trying to look at you, imaginary numbers). Semester A starts off with us venturing into the land of the imaginary. (Feel free to extend an invite to your imaginary childhood friend, Maurice.) After getting our bearings, we’ll check out a familiar landmark, our old friends the polynomials. They’ve learned some tricks, though, including shoving themselves under radicals and stacking each other into rational expressions and equations. We’ll finish up the semester by working with more sequences and series than you can shake a finite stick at.

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Algebra 2B

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

This CCSS-aligned course further develops students’ understanding of algebraic functions and their applications. A major theme is the generalization of concepts and techniques from Algebra 1 and Geometry. Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and trigonometric functions are studied, and basic properties of complex numbers are introduced. Algebra 2B is the second semester in a two-semester course. In this semester, students will cover dividing and solving polynomials, rational expressions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and trigonometric functions, and probability and statistics.

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Algebra 2B Essentials

Subject Mathematics
Grade Level High School

Description

Yeah, that’s right. Algebra’s back for round two—and this time, it means business. It’s beefed up its stock of algebraic weapons—from sequences and series to trig functions—so it’s going to take a whole lot more than the quadratic formula to get this guy to cry uncle. Good thing you’ve got Shmoop on your side. (And it doesn’t hurt that you’ve been pumping a bit of iron yourself.) Semester B is all about building, analyzing, and interpreting functions of all kinds. Once we’ve learned about exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometry, we’ll delve deep into functions and their inverses (a.k.a. evil twins). Then we’ll get to know the end behavior of all kinds of functions and describe it using numbers, words, and interpretive dance. Finally, we’ll end the semester with statistics and probability.

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American History A (8th Grade)

Subject Social Studies
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence, and it follows events and trends in U.S. history from the arrival of European explorers through the establishment of a new republic and an expanding nation (beginnings to 1840). You will learn about the earliest Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mexicans and others who reshaped life in the Western Hemisphere. You will study who lived in what is known today as the United States; compare the relationship of Native Americans with European explorers and settlers; and examine life in the English Colonies. You will also study the conflict with Great Britain; the establishment of the United States of America, first under the Articles of Confederation, then under the United States Constitution; and look at the challenges that faced an expanding nation.

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American History B (8th Grade)

Subject Social Studies
Grade Level Middle School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. American History B continues where American History A leaves off (1840-1890) and leads students to discover industrial growth in the north and agricultural changes in the south along with the new movements in America that included immigrants, women and abolitionists. Students will learn about the expanding west and the rush to find gold. They will investigate how slavery divided the North and the South and eventually contributed to the Civil War along with its casualties and long-term effects on the United States. Students explore the enormous job of Reconstruction and the rebuilding of the nation after the war. Finally, an Epilogue on Modern America will review major events in American History to the present day.

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American Literature A – English 11-12

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Two major themes for this course are “Leadership at Home” and “Leadership in Society.” Students will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works by American authors. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Larger writing assignments include an informative essay and a major research project. Students partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information, take Cornell notes for an informational text or during a lecture, and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like symbolism, dialect, author’s purpose, foreshadowing, persuasive devices, setting and more.

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American Literature B – English 11-12

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence and has been redesigned to align to the Common Core Standards. Two major themes for this semester are “Becoming My Own Leader” and “Leading Others.” Students will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works by American authors. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Larger writing assignments include an argument essay, a narrative essay, and a business email. As a supplement to these assignments, students will partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information, take Cornell notes for an informational text or during a lecture, and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like characterization, allusion, word choice and diction, setting, symbolism, point of view, and more.

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American Sign Language 1A

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence and focuses on everyday communication in American Sign Language for the Deaf. It introduces students to the basic signs, techniques, and cultural knowledge, which will support the students to start signing beginning level conversational ASL. Each lesson is built upon a familiar topic such as family, self and friends so that students will find meaningful connection to the lessons. Students will be asked to use various media tools including online resources, online dictionaries, a web cam, and the web based audio-visual tool VoiceThread to master the content presented in the course. Students will be producing their own signing videos to demonstrate their learning. The goal of this course is to help develop fundamental ASL skills, and to understand Deafness, knowledge, and interest that students will need to advance to the higher levels of ASL courses.

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American Sign Language 1B

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. Topics addressed in the course include information about the Deaf culture, communication problems associated with deaf individuals, and the linguistic heritage of the Deaf community and its influence on our own culture. The online text includes many videos that include role-playing conversations as well as vocabulary. There will be live sessions using a web cam during which time students will demonstrate a mastery of general sign vocabulary along with producing their own conversations.

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American Sign Language 2A

Subject World Languages
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course of the second year ASL courses and must be taken after the successful completion of the first year ASL courses. This course continues to focus on everyday communication in ASL by introducing students to the basic signs, techniques and culture. To help develop receptive skills without relying on lip movements of the signers, the signing videos will be all “voice off.” To develop expressive skills, students will continue to express their thoughts in signs within the given context in the lessons. Through the introduction to some of the higher ASL techniques such as classifiers and indexing, this second year courses is designed to helps students to develop an understanding that ASL is a visual language that delivers one’s ideas and thoughts using more than the individual signs. Students will continue to use various media tools including online resources, online dictionaries, a web cam and the web based audio-visual tool VoiceThread to master the content presented in the course.

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