The goal of the advanced fitness course is to teach and encourage physical health and wellness while also giving students an opportunity to build their social and leadership skills. We will focus on educating the students physically through sport, dance, lifetime activity, etc., while also giving students a chance to research topics like these and present their findings to their peers. These students will lead the freshman students during activities as well.
The purpose of this honors level course is to prepare the students for the Advanced Placement Spanish course the following yearby emphasizing higher level syntax, grammar and vocabulary of the Spanish language. This course is designed to achieve this by: studying advanced grammar, extensive reading comprehension and writing exercises and further development of the accuracy of oral communication in Spanish.
B+ in Spanish I and II OR equivalent score on the Spanish entrance exam
This class is for students who demonstrated an excellent command of the language in Spanish 1 and Spanish 2. Spanish III Honors provides an accelerated study of grammar, composition, reading, speaking, and vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on speaking the language and on grammar concepts. This course will also emphasize Latin American cultureby means of articles, literature, and history.
A continuation of Spanish I. This course offers students the opportunity to achieve an advanced beginner’s level of proficiency in the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. It also provides further glimpses into the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
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.
Latin II reviews and builds on the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin I. Latin II introduces more advanced grammatical structures and provides extensive reading material designed to enable students to get meaning quickly out of the Latin sentences and paragraphs. Students will continue with their study of Roman history and the influence of Roman culture on western civilization as a whole: “C” average or better in Latin I; teacher recommendation.
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.
Beginning Strings OR approval of the strings teacher
This class bridges the gap between beginning and advanced strings. Emphasis is placed on position studies, vibrato and intonation as well as ensemble playing. Students must provide their own instruments.