Mechanical Drawing

Grades 10-12     Credit: 1 This course is designed to introduce basic drafting and to allow the students to exercise their creative abilities. Students will learn about the care and use of equipment, Orthographic Projection, Dimensioning, Pattern Development, Isometric and Architectural drawing. Projects include: (In addition, students will each have one week to work on the computer using an architectural program, creating their own house floor plan) Lettering Straight Line Letters, Lettering Curved Letters, Inlaid Linoleum Design (learning to use the T-square, triangles and setting up layouts), Brick Wall (learning to use various scales), Base Plate (working with angles), Adjusting Arm (learning to use the compass correctly), Introduction to Orthographic Projections (multi-view drawings), Flower Pot Stand (learning basic dimensioning), Wedge (dimensioning angles, solving missing view drawings), Bearing (dimensioning circles, arcs), V-Block (using leader lines), Cam Bracket (working with concave and convex curves), Support, Pattern Development, Paper Carton (developing patterns for box construction), Truncated Cylinder (developing patterns for duct work), 3-Piece Elbow, 90 Degree T-Joint, Isometric Drawing (working with 3-D drawings involving circles and arcs), Cabinet Drawing (3D drawing and perspective), Window, Louvre Door (details of architectural drawings), Plan Symbols (learning about finished construction), Floor Plan (applying Plan Symbols), Gable-side Elevation (working with roof pitch and detail)

AP Calculus

Grades 11-12     Credit: 1 AP Calculus is a college level course in differential and integral calculus, the equivalent of the first semester at most universities. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Calculus exam in May and provide them with a well-rounded foundation to aide them with subsequent math courses. Particular emphasis will be placed on key concepts and core calculus techniques and the real-life implementation of these ideas and methods. This course is also approved for UHS credit. A graphing calculator is required for the course. The recommended model is the TI 84+. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or another approved PreCalculus college or high school course and having attained a grade of at least 85.

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a program that provides challenging and innovative curriculum for use by schools in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. According to PLTW it exists “…to prepare students for the global economy through its world class curriculum, high quality professional development and an engaged network of educators, students, universities and professionals. The hands on project based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue…” The Pathway to Engineering program will be implemented this year. The required foundation course Principles of Engineering will be offered in the 2014-2015 school year.

English 12

Grade 12     Credit: 1 This is a college prep English class. A primary objective of the class is to further develop students’ skills and confidence in writing effectively in various genres; reading thoughtfully and perceptively; listening with openness and understanding; speaking in and to a group; working collaboratively as well as independently in a spirit of experimentation; thinking critically; and, directing and assessing their own learning. The fall semester will focus on reading and writing in response to modern and contemporary literature – short stories, novels, plays and essays. In the spring semester the focus will shift to the study of expository writing, research and film.

Physical Education 11-12

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.

Theology III

Credit: 1 OBJECTIVE: To understand the Christian vision of morality, with Jesus as our model. ACTIVITIES: Understand the steps in the decision-making process, acquire a foundation from which to reach decisions on contemporary moral issues and confront them in the light of Christian values, explore possible influences on decision-making, such as: survival, need, group affiliation, peer pressure, law and conscience, develop positive attitudes about oneself, life, other persons, and things that stem from the Christian interpretation of life, and study of current events as related to morality.


Credit: 1 The third year of Leadership Education and Training provides additional leadership situations. In this year students will not only be more involved as teachers and leaders within the Cadet brigade, but they will also do more independent studies in the areas of communication, leadership, financial management, history, career opportunities, college preparation, and technology awareness. The wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities are the same as for LET I.

MKTG 200 – Advertising

Grades 11-12     Credit: .5 This course provides a basic understanding of advertising and the advertising industry and will expand upon concepts studied in Principles of Marketing. Advertising in radio, television, magazines, and newspapers will be studied. An integrated marketing communications approach also will be presented, and various communication/promotional efforts will be examined. The course will culminate with the submission 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

Art II & Sculpture

Grades 11-12     Credit: 1 This course explores the various forms and techniques of sculpture. Students work in the styles of several 20th century sculptors including Louise Nevelson and Henry Moore. Students also look at the works of various cultures, both ancient and present day. Projects for this course include: Found Object Art (Louise Nevelson), Contour Cardboard Reliefs, Ceremonial Masks, Carved Styrofoam Reliefs, Plaster Casting of a Famous Painting (recreated as a clay relief), 3D Box Sculptures, Figure Sculptures (looking at works by Henry Moore), 3D Creature Sculptures, Alexander Calder Free-Standing Design and Pop Art Sculpture.