High School Academics Overview

The English Department  

The English Department seeks to use the study of literature and language to contribute to students' understanding of human relationships and values and to foster a love for reading that will enrich their futures. We hope to provide students with a broad knowledge of the history and development of literature in English, as well as to develop their reading, writing, speaking, critical and analytical skills to prepare them for collegiate studies. We also hope to instill in students an appreciation for literature as a means of understanding human experience.

Course Offerings:

  • English 9, English 9AA
  • English 10, English 10AA
  • English 11 , English 11AA, AP English Language & Composition
  • English 12 , English
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • College Credit Plus 

The Social Studies Department

The History department is a survey course incorporating basic geographic concepts, which enable students to orient themselves within our country and the world. This course will provide students with the knowledge necessary to understand their role as citizens of the global village. The course emphasizes the rise of modern nations, technical and commercial revolutions, colonialism, world conflicts, the rise and fall of totalitarianism, twentieth century nationalism in America, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Inhumanity as illustrated by the events of slavery, the conditions of women, the Holocaust totalitarian regimes and Apartheid are confronted as well.

Course Offerings:

  • Modern History (9)
  • Modern History AA(9)
  • Psychology CPP (12) 
  • Sociology - CPP (12)
  • US History (10)
  • US History AA (10)
  • American Government (11)

The Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department curriculum integrates statistical and algebraic concepts for differentiation and integration to be applied in the real working world. The program develops algebraic skills, problem solving and continues the student's experiences with geometry, probability and statistical concepts. This contributes to our students' understanding of logic, algorithms and deductive reasoning.

Course Offerings:

  • Algebra I, Algebra I AA (8th)
  • Geometry, Geometry AA (9th)
  • Algebra II, Algebra IIAA (10th)
  • Pre-Calculus (11 & 12)
  • Pre-Calculus AA
  • Probability and Statistics (11, 12)
  • AP Statistics (11, 12)
  • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (12)
  • College Algebra/Trigonometry CCP (12)
  • AP Human Geography (11 & 12)

The Science Department

The Science Department curriculum emphasis will be on developing laboratory skills, the scientific method, organizing and evaluating data, and development of skills using the science processes such as the scientific method, measurement, data interpretation and analysis and classification. Students will be provided ample opportunities for search and discovery, for it is through personal experience in the scientific method that they best develop an understanding of it. Through laboratory experiences, students will develop a deeper understanding of the processes of scientific inquiry and how these processes use evidence to support conclusions based on logical reasoning. Safe laboratory procedures and conduct will be emphasized. Career opportunities in the physical sciences will be examined. Students will trace the historical development of scientific theories and ideas, explore scientific theories, and develop their scientific literacy to become knowledgeable citizens.

Course Offerings:

  • Biology(10)
  • Biology AA (10)
  • AP Biology (12)
  • Physical Science (9)
  • Chemistry (11)
  • Chemistry AA (11)
  • Physics (12)
  • Environmental Science (11/12)

The Foreign Language Department

The Foreign Language Departments' program is designed to help students develop language ability to speak and write the language of their choice. We provide instruction in two languages: language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing . Culture and traditions are also introduced through language study and classroom activities. Job opportunities abound with knowing a second language. Some job examples are: international business and agencies, travel and tourism, diplomatic or government service, research institutes, teaching, translating, linguistics and interpreting.

Course Offerings:

  • Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III
  • College Spanish (CCP)
  • French I, French II, French III, French IV