Grades 8 and 9 Credit: 1 This course is a one-year Regents Level Course that follows the standards set forth by the New York State Education Department. The curriculum has a focus on algebra, linear functions, quadratics, and statistics. Algebra 1 satisfies year one of the three year Mathematics requirements for a Regents Diploma and prepares students for the Algebra 1 Common Core Regents exam, which is taken at the end of the course. Prerequisite: Eighth grade students may take Algebra I (Regents) if they have at least a 90 average in Math 7/8H.
Grade 10 Credit: 1 This is a one year course that provides students with an additional one semester of instruction in Algebra and the opportunity to take the NYS Algebra 1 Common Core Regents in January. The second semester of the course is an introduction to selected concepts in Geometry. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Integrated Algebra course.
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 This course is a one-year Regents Level Course that follows the standards set forth by the New York State Education Department. The curriculum includes topics such as geometric relationships, constructions, rigid motions, proofs and coordinate geometry. The New York State Geometry Common Core Regents exam is taken at the end of the course. Geometry satisfies year two of the three year Mathematics requirement for a Regents Diploma. The Honors Course includes more complex problem solving and a geometry project each quarter. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 course and a passing grade on the Common Core Regents exam and teacher recommendation. An additional prerequisite for Geometry Honors is a grade of 80 or higher on the Algebra 1 Common Core Regents exam.
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 Students in this course will study advanced algebra topics and study the essential topics of trigonometry from the perspective of both the right triangle and the unit circle. Topics include: absolute value, relations and functions, transformations, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, regression, mathematical sequences, probability and statistics, trigonometric functions, trigonometric graphs, trigonometric applications and trigonometric identities and equations. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to take the New York State Regents Exam which leads to an Advanced Regents Diploma. A graphing calculator is required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 Common Core Regents and Geometry Honors or Regents, a passing score on both Regents exams and a teacher recommendation.
Grade 9 Credit: 1 This course is the first year of a two-year sequence in Global Studies. It is a study of the cultures and history of Africa, East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. The course begins with early civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, India, and China. The emphasis is on the growth of these civilizations and their relationship to the culture of Western Europe. The Honors course is designed to create additional assignments and challenges and prepare students for AP World History. Prerequisites: Completion and passing 8th Grade social studies with an average of 93 or above and/or teacher recommendation)
Grades 9-10 Credit: 1 Earth Science is a laboratory science course that explores origins and the connections between the physical, chemical, and biological processes of the earth system. Students experience the content of earth Science through inquiry-based laboratory investigations and focus on topics associated with matter, energy, crystal dynamics, cosmic evolution, and structure, cycles, geochemical processes, and the expanded time scales needed to understand events in the earth system. Earth Science provides the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind needed for problem solving and ethical decision making about scientific and technological issues. Embedded standards for Inquiry and Technology & Engineering are taught in the context of the content standards for the Universe, Energy in the Earth System, Cycles in the Earth System, and Geologic History.Students will take the NYS Earth Science Regents exam at the end of the course. In addition to the course description above the Earth Science Honors course will include the following: Reading and writing assignments that will encourage and require a greater depth of understanding of Earth Science concepts and require students to proficiently communicate their ideas. Some of these assignments may require additional research into a particular area of Earth Science. Honors lab activities and extensions that will require more sophisticated math and reasoning skills. Frequently used mathematic concepts include using rations, geometry, trigonometry, and algebra to help convey scientific information. These lab activities will require higher level analytical skills and the ability to work independently. Mandatory projects involving independent research and analysis will be assigned each quarter. Honors-level assessments (quizzes, tests, etc.) that will reflect the depth of understanding expected of Honors students. Students will take the NYS Earth Science Regents exam at the end of the course.
Grade 9 Credit: 1 This course is the first year of a two-year sequence in Global Studies. It is a study of the cultures and history of Africa, East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. The course begins with early civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, India, and China. The emphasis is on the growth of these civilizations and their relationship to the culture of Western Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of Social Studies 8 and passing 8th Grade
Credit: 1 This course begins the New York State plan for second language study. The emphasis in this course is on listening comprehension, basic pronunciation patterns, oral expression, elementary grammar and culture.
Grades 9-10 Credit: 1 Instruction focuses on the eight basic topics from the State syllabus, ranging from the activities of living things to identifying and defining interrelationships among organisms. Themes describing unity and diversity of organisms are further developed into the structure and function of anatomy and the transmission of traits from generation to generation. Evolution and ecology describe patterns of the origins of organisms as well as their interdependencies. As part of this course, the students must complete 1200 minutes of laboratory work and must have a complete file of their satisfactory written reports for each lab. This class will prepare students for the NYS Regents exam which will be taken in June at the conclusion of the school year. The Honors course is designed for the science-oriented student who may be considering a career in science. The Honors curriculum covers concepts in greater depth and detail. The course involves advanced readings in order to strengthen reading and comprehension across the curriculum and to better prepare students for future AP courses and the SAT exam. Areas of concentration include: research skills, scientific inquiry, biochemical aspects of modern biology, cells genetics, evolution, ecology, human anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Earth Science and/or teacher recommendation.
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 Students in this course will study advanced algebra topics at a deeper level. Topics include: factoring, rational and irrational expressions and equations, complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions, laws of exponents, statistics and regression equations. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to take a school exam. A graphing calculator is required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra (Regents) and Geometry (Regents)