Grade 12 Credit: 1 The AP English class is the equivalent of an introductory English class for college freshmen. Students will be reading, analyzing and interpreting imaginative literature – short fiction, novels, plays, poetry – written from the 16th and 21st centuries. Students will develop their skills as readers and critical thinkers through close reading and active discussion of numerous texts. Writing will be an integral part of the course, both in response to literature – informally in journals and formally in analytical essays – and in imaginative pieces in prose and poetry. All students must take the AP English Literature and Composition Exam, given in May. Prerequisites: 85 average in English 11H and/or recommendation from the 11th grade English teacher.
Credit: 1 (.5 Credit per course) The Christian Brothers Academy Physical Education Program is designed to assist the student in developing his full potential. Each student is encouraged to develop a bridge between recreation and healthful living habits which will be a lifetime foundation for self-fulfillment and achievement; for caring and gaining a responsible place in society. Students are taught to value personal qualities of self-control, discipline, good sportsmanship, rules and regulations, and respect for others in life situations. Our goal is that each student possesses a personal sense of self-confidence, social graces, pride toward life and self and the desire to pursue excellence in his endeavors.
Credit: .5 The Symphonic Band is geared toward entry-level players up to the NYSSMA Level III. This group rehearses three times a cycle and performs at our bi-annual music department concerts as well as at Open House, and some school functions.
Grade 11 Credit: 1 Advanced Placement Biology is an introduction to college biology that focuses on the following areas: the molecular basis of life and cells, principles and theories of evolution and organismal and population biology. Laboratory experiences are a vital part of this course. Students take the Advanced Placement Biology Examination in the spring. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Regents Biology and Regents Chemistry and for those who are considering a career in the biological or medical sciences.
Grades 11-12 Credit: .5 This course will provide an introduction to marketing. Students will learn about consumer behavior and gain an understanding of targeting and positioning. Additionally, the elements of the marketing mix including new product development, promotion, pricing, and distribution will be covered. The course will culminate with the submission of a semester-long research project. As this is a college-level course, students should expect to submit high level work in an academically demanding environment. This course is part of the College in the High School program. A student may earn college credit from Hudson Valley Community College upon successful completion of this course
This course serves as an introduction to the concepts of data analysis and statistics. Applications will come from a variety of areas. Topics include, but are not limited to, data analysis and summary for both one and two variables, sampling techniques and design of experiments, basic probability concepts, discrete and continuous probability distributions, the central limit theorem, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. This course is project driven and will include significant use of technology for computations and analysis. Students have the opportunity to earn eight (8) college credits (four each semester) from this course.
Credit: 1 This course covers the curriculum for the Advanced Placement Examination in the Spanish Language. Emphasis is on reading comprehension, writing composition, grammar and oral skills. Students are prepared for the Advanced Placement Examination in the Spanish Language. This course may be taken for college credit through the University at Albany University in the High School program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV and teacher recommendation.
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 Advanced Computer Applications is a College in the High School class offered through Hudson Valley Community College. Students are eligible to earn up to 6 college credit hours while taking this class as a CBA sophomore, junior or senior. The class is broken up into two semester courses, with descriptions below.
Grade 12 Credit: .5 Government This course covers the function of the US Government including the election process, and the influence the media has on government. The learning process is facilitated by a lecture and class discussion approach.
Grade 12 Credit: .5 Economics This course involves the study of choice, cost and benefit as it relates to individuals and society as a whole. This course highlights the structure of the free market system of the United States and the reasons for the success of the system as well as its shortcomings.