Curriculum

 

 

CURICULUM GUIDE

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CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

4 English

4 Mathematics

*3–4 Science

*3–4 Foreign Language

*3–4 History

1 Religion

2 Fine Arts

3 Electives

24 units total

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

 

 

Grade 6

Language Arts 6

World Geography I

Envision Math or Pre-Algebra

Survey of the Sciences

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

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

 

GRADE 9

English 9

World Civilizations I

Algebra II or Geometry (as determined by 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)

Weight Training (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

Foreign Language: Latin III, French II or Spanish II

Arts: Advanced Art, Advanced Theatre, or Chorus*

Weight Training (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

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, Weight Training, 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:

Honors English 12

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

Ethics and Philosophy

Choose three or more:

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

Comparative Government and Politics (Honors)

Sociology of Inequality (Honors)

Wilderness Biology (Honors) (fall semester)

BSA Medical School (Honors) (spring semester)

Intro to Engineering

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.