Academics

Ninth Grade

Math


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Solve and apply systems of linear equations and inequalities
  • Use the properties of exponents and radicals to simplify expressions
  • Factor, solve, and graph quadratic equations
  • Identify and apply functions (Function Notation [substitution], Domain, Range, Transformations, and Type - including absolute value)
  • Perform operations on polynomials (Add, Subtract, Multiply and Factor)Identify and use complex numbers

English Language Arts


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Analyze informational text
  • Correctly collect and cite information from a variety of sources using MLA
  • Analyze literary text
  • Write analytically, persuasively, and informationally
  • Write creatively with appropriate structures and purpose
  • Use Standard conventions to create clear and concise writing

Social Studies


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Chronological Reasoning: Analyze and explain how events of history affect each other
  • Historical Analysis: Analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives
  • Historical Connections: Compare and contrast historical context
  • Historical Argumentation: Create and defend a historical argument

Science


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Ask questions and defining problems
  • Plan and carry out investigations
  • Develop and use models
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Use mathematics and computational thinking
  • Construct and design solutions
  • Engage in argument from evidence
  • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

Tenth Grade

Math


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Construct logical arguments verbally and in written form (using words and symbols)
  • Calculate measurements of geometric figures (area, volume, perimeter, circumference, and surface area)
  • Apply the properties of angle relationships to solve problems and justify results
  • Apply the properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles to solve problems and justify results
  • Apply the properties of similar triangles (and proportions) to solve problems and justify results
  • Apply the properties of right triangles to solve problems

English Language Arts


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Demonstrate close reading of fiction and nonfiction by using fitting textual evidence to prove a claim
  • Write creatively with appropriate structure, purpose, tone, and conventions for various audiences
  • Write argumentative pieces with appropriate structure, purpose, tone, and conventions for various audiences
  • Use a writing process to develop and strengthen ideas
  • Develop and verbalize a cohesive argument that initiates, builds on, or poses questions to move discussion forward

Social Studies


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Historical Causation: Interpret and trace events to their cause(s)
  • Proper Use of Relevant Historical Evidence: Identify, describe, evaluate evidence, and cite about the past from various sources
  • Historical Interpretation: Describe, analyze, and evaluate different perspectives of the past
  • Drawing Inferences and Conclusions: Make decisions or form opinions based on relevant information
  • Evolution of Citizenship: Trace and define a citizen's role and rights in society
  • Interpret and determine the effect(s) of an event

Science


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Ask questions and defining problems
  • Plan and carry out investigations
  • Develop and use models
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Use mathematics and computational thinking
  • Construct and design solutions
  • Engage in argument from evidence
  • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

Eleventh Grade

Math


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Graph and solve quadratic functions
  • Graph and solve polynomial functions
  • Graph and solve radical functions
  • Graph and solve exponential functions
  • Graph and solve logarithmic functions
  • Graph and solve rational functions
  • Sequence and series

English Language Arts


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Speaking and Listening: Actively participate in collaborative discussions and/or presentations
  • Write persuasively using a thesis-driven argument
  • Find, evaluate, and integrate relevant sources in student work
  • Identify, explain, and support with textual evidence an author's purpose in informational texts
  • Identify and analyze literary elements in fiction with supporting textual evidence

Social Studies


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Make inferences about the physical or human characteristics of places based on maps
  • Explain and analyze sustainability issues in a variety of geographic contexts
  • Understand how places have unique features and how regions have (a) unifying feature(s)
  • Explain how humans have created and imposed non-natural geographic elements onto the earth and the impacts of those elements
  • Analyze economic data to explain change in various markets
  • Demonstrate an understanding in comparing and contrasting real world economic situations
  • Understand and apply the economic decision making process
  • Identify cause and effect relationships in economic forces in society

Science


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Ask questions and defining problems
  • Plan and carry out investigations
  • Develop and use models
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Use mathematics and computational thinking
  • Construct and design solutions
  • Engage in argument from evidence
  • Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

Twelfth Grade

Math


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Graph and solve quadratic functions
  • Graph and solve polynomial functions
  • Graph and solve radical functions
  • Graph and solve exponential functions
  • Graph and solve logarithmic functions
  • Graph and solve rational functions
  • Sequence and series

Social Studies


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Demonstrate how the US Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed or are changing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of civic responsibility (characteristics of good citizenship) and civic duty (obligations of citizenship) as well as ways individuals can influence the government
  • Access and analyze information in multiple formats
  • Use fact-based evidence from primary, secondary, and other credible sources, create an argument, deliberate, and reach a decision about an issue
  • Critically analyze ways in which the government (at various levels) operates and impacts daily life