Course Descriptions

  • English

    The emphasis in English is on vocabulary, reading and written language.  Written essays are assigned most weeks.  Students receive individual feedback on their essays.  This feedback fosters further development in writing skills, grammar, self-editing, and style.  Creative writing is also explored.  Remedial instruction is available to students.  This instruction is aimed at improving student performance in state mandated testing.

    U.S. History 

    The course surveys American History. Units include examining the causes and effects of the American Revolution, Civil War, Great Depression, World War I, World War II and Vietnam Conflict on today's society.

    Science

    The Science curriculum will help students investigate a variety of subjects such as:

    Earth Science- an introductory course that exams geology, meteorology, physical geography, and atmospheric science concepts.

    Biology-  a class concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Remedial instruction in Biology is available. This instruction is aimed at improving student performance in state mandated testing.

    Astronomy- the study of the universe, galaxies, stars, and planets.

    Chemistry- This course will study the fundamentals of chemistry including: matter, gases, periodic table, chemical bonds, solutions and balancing chemical equations

    Mathematics

    Basic Math-  This course provides instruction, examples and practice in basic mathematics.  Materials covered include: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and measurements.

    Algebra- Topics include: exponents, formulas and problem solving.

    Geometry- Area, perimeter, angles, planes, arcs and volume will be examined.

    Remediation in all math topics is available.  This instruction is aimed at improving student performance in state mandated testing.

    Career Dynamics and Work Study

    Examines work and career from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is designed to help students address issues of employ-ability, job interviews, resume writing, personal finance, entrepreneurship, advancement, careers, professional identity, teamwork, and other basic life skills criteria for success. This course aims to help students develop effective career strategies.

    The Work Study program provides an opportunity for students to continue their education, gain valuable work experience, and earn credits towards graduation under school supervision.