Grade 11 Credit: 1 Modern literature from a variety of authors and genres provides the focus for continued development of students’ reading, writing and critical thinking skills in preparation for the rigors of college study. Class discussion and writing assignments will begin with responses to the assigned literature. Students will be expected to be prepared for and engaged in class discussion. Students will be writing analytical, narrative and expository essays and in the spring semester will write a joint History and English research paper.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 The prerequisites are the successful completion of Mathematics Courses Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 11 (or to be currently enrolled in Algebra 11). This course has a laboratory requirement since physics is best learned using an investigative approach. Satisfactory laboratory reports must be written by the student for each investigation. Students are also required to demonstrate several manipulative skills. Physics encompasses five core areas and six optional topics. The five core areas are: mechanics, energy, electricity and magnetism, wave phenomena, and modern physics. The optional topics include: motion in a plane, internal energy, electromagnetic applications, geometric optics, solid state physics and nuclear energy. During the year students will master skills, develop positive science attitudes, and extend their problem solving abilities. Activities and problems are chosen to foster critical thinking as the students collect evidence, and weigh that evidence. The rapid development of scientific knowledge in our physical world demands that adults be able to make informed decisions on the problems and issues facing our society. Students will develop scientific literacy by becoming knowledgeable about the physical world, developing skills and positive attitudes to solve problems in physics. This course is offered at the Regents and Honors levels. Prerequisites: are the successful completion of Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II (or to be currently enrolled in Algebra II).
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 This course provides both a practical and conceptual background in computing and information processing and management fundamentals. Students receive hands-on experience while learning the latest graphical interface technology and how it interacts with word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics and the Internet. Microsoft Windows and Windows applications are the software products used. Lab time outside of class is required. Students must have some familiarity with the Windows Operating System or computers using graphical user interfaces (e.g. Mac OS or Linux). Students with no computing experience should take AITC 101, Computer Literacy prior to enrolling in CMPT 101.
Grades 9-12 Credit: 1 This course is designed to fulfill the New York State Regents requirement for graduation. The emphasis is on the principles of art and developing the student’s knowledge of art and the historical function of art, as well as their ability to master skills and techniques through art materials. Projects for this course include: Continuous Line Contour of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle (enlargement and abstraction of a detail showing highlights and shadows), Still Life Pencil Sketch (using gray value scale), Album Cover Design (looking at how art has influenced album and CD design through the history of the industry) Shattered Value Drawing(abstracting with the Gray Value Scale) One Point Perspective in the style of Georgio De Chirico Wrapped Snarling Animals (contours and intro to colors) Medieval and Illuminated Letters, Cubist Painting (using the Art room and school building for sources of inspiration) Handscapes (creating landscapes with hands as the subject) Fracture Planes (learning about Picasso, Gris and Braque)
Credit: 1 This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the Hebrew Scriptures and an introduction to the Christian Scriptures. Concepts to be covered include: Explanation of terms: Word of God, Revelation, Salvation History, and Covenant. Additional topics include: An overview of the structure of the Bible and its literary forms, a look at the correlation between Biblical covenant and God’s call to all humanity to covenant relationships, a development of a reverence for Sacred Scripture as the Word of God, as well as the life of St. John Baptist De La Salle.
Grade 11 Credit: 1 This course provides students with an overview of American history as well as preparation for the New York State Regents examination. All major periods, events, and themes are covered from Colonial America through the Modern Era. Prerequisites: Completion of Global History and Geography 9 & 10 or AP World History
Credit: 1 The second year of Leadership Education and Training is split into units including: Techniques of Communication, Leadership, Cadet Challenge, Leadership Lab, First Aid, Map Reading, History, Your American Citizenship, Career Opportunities, and Role of the U.S. Army. The wearing of the uniform and extracurricular activities are the same as for LET I.
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 Students delve into the engineering design process and apply math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems.
Credit: 1 OBJECTIVE: To appreciate the meaning of the Sacraments, prayer, worship and faith throughout the history of the Catholic Faith. ACTIVITIES: Delve into the nature of the Sacraments, explore the meaning and role of liturgy and Para liturgies in celebrating the Sacraments, participate or observe several Eucharistic liturgies and communal ceremonies of Reconciliation, discuss the role of Sacraments, prayer and worship in our own spiritual life and how they compare with other religions, and define faith and evaluate its effect on individuals.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 This course explores more advanced techniques of various artists such as O’Keeffe, Warhol, Seurat and Van Gogh. Each student will work with a variety of materials. Projects included in this course: Continuous Line Contour Watercolor/ Ink Landscape, Acrylic Nature Painting in the Style of Georgia O’Keeffe , Photo Negative Painting in the style of Andy Warhol, George Seurat Pointillism Drawing with markers, Pen and Ink in the Style of Vincent Van Gogh, Scratch Board Drawing using textures, Monochromatic Painting, Neo Pop Realism Pen and Ink Faces, Colored Pencil Abstract Architectural Design, Pastel Still Life, Pop Art Collage, Cut Paper Masterpiece, and Painting in the style of the Surrealists.