Grade 12 Credit: 1 AP Physics is a college level course that uses advanced algebra and trigonometry as the primary tools for problem solving. The course covers topics in mechanics, energy, waves, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, quantum theory, and nuclear physics. Students take the Advanced Placement Physics Examination in the spring. This course is recommended for students who have completed Honors Chemistry and are seeking an additional challenge far beyond the Regents Physics course.
Grades 9-12 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.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 AP Statistics acquaints students with the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will frequently work on projects involving the hands-on gathering and analysis of real world data. Ideas and computations presented in this course have immediate links and connections with actual events. Computers and calculators will allow students to focus deeply on the concepts involved in statistics. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement examination in Statistics. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or another approved Pre-Calculus college or high school course.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 The objective of this course is to provide a solid foundation in basic accounting concepts and techniques for students who plan to pursue a career in accounting, as well as students expressing a general interest in accounting. The course covers the traditional topics including the accounting cycle, financial statement analysis, and coverage of asset, liabilities and stockholder’s equity. Topics are strengthened through the students participating in projects involving researching financial information of a given company and presenting their findings to the class. This course is part of the College in the High School program and may be taken for credit from Hudson Valley Community College. 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
Credit: 1 OBJECTIVE: To provide an analysis of the social teachings of the Catholic Church as they pertain to many contemporary issues of social justice. ACTIVITIES: Participate in student-led seminar discussions; discuss current events and issues in social justice; examine several teaching documents and letters issued by the Catholic Church, especially the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; explore the meaning of the 7 Themes of Catholic social teaching.
Grade 12 Credit: 1 The AP English class is the equivalent of an introductory English class for college freshmen. The primary focus of this course will be reading and analyzing works of literature and nonfiction texts with the goal of identifying the author’s purpose and audience in crafting these writings. In turn, students will develop their own writing techniques for different purposes and audiences through the use of rhetoric: writing and speaking with the purpose/goal of persuading, informing, or motivating an audience regarding a particular topic or area of interest. Students will examine various historical documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and presidential speeches and determine the writer’s purpose. Additionally, students will read, research, and ultimately write about and present topics of personal interest and world/current events using a rhetorical approach. All students enrolled in the course must take the AP English Language and Composition Exam, given in May. Guidelines for Entry: Must be a Junior or a Senior in good standing Teacher Recommendation Strong interest in persuasive writing and speaking
Grades 10-12 Credit: 1 At the conclusion of this course students will be able to accurately expose, compose, upload and edit digital images created using a Canon T3i or higher; safely maintain a DSLR camera; correctly use shallow or deep depths of field by accurately adjusting aperture to create different photographic styles; correctly use Adobe Lightroom to edit images; and, use Adobe Photoshop to create collages, business cards and other creative media.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 This course is equivalent to a first semester college-level course in Computer Science. It emphasizes object orientation, programming methodology and efficient, understandable design in programs. Topics covered include program and class design, arithmetic and logical expressions, design modularity, control structures, repetition, quadratic sorting, inheritance, one and two-dimensional arrays and other data structures. The programming language used for this course is Java. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra II and PLTW CSP, or teacher recommendation.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 Sociology examines the basic strategies humans have developed to insure the continuing survival of the species. The course itself is broken down into six main areas: Culture, Roles, Groups, Socialization, Deviance, and Stratification. The learning process is facilitated by a lecture-class discussion approach. There is a definite homework requirement and a short hypothesis paper each semester.
Grades 11-12 Credit: 1 Advanced Placement Chemistry is an introduction to college chemistry that focuses on many areas including the behavior of gases, chemical bonding, kinetics and equilibrium. Laboratory experiments are a vital part of this course and students are expected to write detailed reports. This course is recommended to students who have completed the Regents or Honors Chemistry course with distinction and are interested in majoring in science or pre-medicine in college.