Curriculum

Bishop Seabury Academy Course of Study
 

Grade 6

Language Arts 6

World Geography I

Math 6

Science Explorations

Drama/Art/Mythology/Computer Technology (one quarter each)

Chorus (Two days per week)

Physical Education/Health and Chorus (alternating days)

 

Grade 7

English 7

World Geography II

Pre-algebra or Algebra I

Earth Science

Latin IA

Chorus and PE (alternating days, boys and girls separated)

CHAD (Computer/Health/Art/Drama)

 

Grade 8

English 8

World Religions

Algebra I or Algebra II

Physical Science

Latin IB

Chorus and PE (alternating days, boys and girls separated)

CHAD


 

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Grades 9-12

4 English

4 Mathematics

4 Science

3 Foreign Language

3 History

1 Ethics & Philosophy

2 Arts

3 Electives

25 units total.

 

*Students must take 4 years in at least one of these subject areas

 

Grade 9

English 9

World History I

Algebra II or Geometry (as determined by the Math department)

Biology

Foreign Language: Latin II, Spanish I, or French I

Arts: Intro to Art (full year), Intro to Acting (full year), Intro to Art and Intro to Acting (one semester of each), or Chorus (full year)

Strength and Conditioning (optional)

Journalism (optional)

 

Notes:

*Intro to Art is a prerequisite for Advanced Art and Intro to Acting is a prerequisite for Advanced Theatre.

*Please note that once a student has begun a language in 9th grade, he or she will continue with that language until completion of at least the third level (French or Spanish) or fourth level (Latin).

 

 

Grade 10

English 10

World History II*

Geometry or Pre-Calculus (or as determined by Math department)

Chemistry

Computers (spring semester) (optional)*

Foreign Language: Latin III, French II or Spanish II

Arts: Advanced Art, Advanced Theatre, or Chorus*

Strength and Conditioning (optional)*

Journalism (optional)*

 

Notes:

*Honors option can be chosen for World History II at the beginning of the school year; final enrollment will be contingent upon permission of the instructor and completion of honors requirements.  Individual teachers will specify extra requirements for honors courses, which may include preparation for AP exams; please ask the teacher for details.

* Chorus and Journalism are full-year commitments; other arts and elective courses may be taken by semester or by full year.

 

 

Grade 11

English 11 or Honors English 11 (American Literature)

US History

Precalculus or Honors Calculus I (or as determined by Math department)

Physics or Honors Physics

Foreign Language: Latin III or Honors Latin IV, Spanish II, or French II

Elective Options (one or more required): Advanced Art, Advanced Theatre, Chorus, Strength and Conditioning, Genetics & Biotechnology (fall semester), Wilderness Biology (fall semester), Computers (spring semester), Advanced Chemistry (spring semester), Journalism*

 

Notes:

* Honors option can be chosen for US History at the beginning of the school year; final enrollment will be contingent upon permission of the instructor and completion of honors requirements.  The teacher will specify extra requirements for honors courses, which may include preparation for AP exams; please ask the teacher for details.

* Chorus and Journalism are full-year commitments; other electives may be taken by semester or by full year.  At least one elective must be taken each semester.

 

 

 

Grade 12

Seniors must take six courses and complete graduation requirements.

Students considering selective colleges should take special care in considering their options for senior year.  Please note that many qualified applicants will take courses in all five core subjects (including natural science, social science and foreign language) during their senior year.

 

Required of all:

English 12 or Honors English 12

Precalculus, Honors Calculus I, or Honors Calculus II (math placement will be reviewed by the department chair)

Ethics & Philosophy

 

Choose three or more:

Honors Latin IV or V, Honors Spanish IV, or Honors French IV

Comparative Government and U.S. Politics (Honors)

Genetics & Biotechnology (fall semester)

Wilderness Biology (Honors) (fall semester)

Medical School (Honors) (spring semester)

Engineering (by semester; full year by instructor permission)

Advanced Chemistry (spring semester)

Computers (spring semester)

Advanced Art (full year or by semester)

Advanced Theatre (full year or by semester)

Journalism

Chorus

Courses at KU/JCCC (permission of Head of School is required)

 

Note:

Individual teachers will specify extra requirements for honors courses, which may include preparation for AP exams; please ask the teacher for details.

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