C average in Algebra I and Geometry
Recommendation of teacher
In this course the student makes an in-depth study of the number systems and solves equations and inequalities in both real and complex numbers. Algebra skills are applied to linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will also study conic section and matrices. There is an emphasis placed on applications and graphing in this course. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.
A” average in Algebra 1
Satisfactory performance on a placement test
Recommendation of the current teacher
A average in Algebra I
Review of entrance exam results
Recommendation of current math teacher
Geometry Honors is a more challenging approach to the topics covered in geometry. Emphasis is placed on discovering and proving conjectures using inductive and deductive reasoning. The course integrates algebraic and problem solving skills using new geometry concepts. Students are introduced to transformational geometry, fractals and non-Euclidean geometries. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 any TI-84 is recommended.
Geometry is an introduction to deductive reasoning and formal proof. There will be emphasis on developing these skills using topics in plane geometry. These topics include: angles, congruence and similarity of triangles, parallel lines, polygons, circles, area and volume. Problems will make use of the skills acquired in Algebra I. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.
Pre-Algebra: Mastery of the middle school mathematics
Satisfactory performance on a placement test
This course includes a review of operations with integers, fractions, and decimals; solving equations and inequalities in one variable; introduction to functions; linear functions; systems of linear equations and systems of linear inequalities; operations with polynomials; factoring polynomials; and quadratic functions. This course will deepen and extend the understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.
The goal of this required physical education and health course is to teach students how to live a healthy, active lifestyle and why this is so important. We will focus on educating the students physically through sport, dance, lifetime activity, etc., while also focusing in the classroom on fitness, nutrition, stress/time management, and abuse of drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Combining physical movement with a cognitive focus on health and wellness will allow students to improve and develop as a whole person.
This course offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the Spanish language. The students will practice pronunciation and will work to acquire mastery of the basic structure and syntax of the language. While studying basic grammar structures, the students will also learn about the culture for both Spain and Latin America. The course will start working on the beginner’s level of proficiency in the four areas of communication: speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
Latin III is a culmination of both the program and purpose of Latin I and Latin II: to acquire proficiency in Latin as a language. Students will continue their study of Latin grammar on a very advanced level. They will continue the practice of oral reading, listening, and Latin composition. The course will culminate with selected readings from Roman authors.
B average in any other language previously studied
Latin I is designed to enable students to acquire mastery of the basic structure and syntax of the Latin language; to integrate familiarity with Latin vocabulary with English derivatives and word usage; and to develop the basic language skills of reading comprehension, writing, listening, and oral reading in Latin. Students will acquire an informed appreciation of the profound influence of Roman language and civilization on the western world and upon Roman Catholic Christianity.
A or better average in 8th grade English/ Language Arts
Acceptable score on JP2 Admissions Test
English 9 Honors provides an accelerated study of grammar, composition, reading and vocabulary. Literature study focuses on the genres of fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry from throughout World history. Students are encouraged to approach literature as a source of enjoyment as well as an art form. Frequent compositions and writing assignments allow for development of the student's writing style. Students explore the personal narrative as well as formal assignments in researched topics.
The freshman course emphasizes the development of the basic English skills of grammar, composition, reading and vocabulary. Literature study focuses on the genres of fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry from throughout World history. Students are encouraged to approach literature as a source of enjoyment as well as an art form. Frequent compositions and writing assignments allow for development of the student's writing style. Students explore the personal narrative as well as formal assignments in researched topics.