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ALBEGRA I (PBL)
This course is currently taught as a stand-alone course. Algebra will be used to solve real world problems and scenarios. The following are the areas that will be covered:
  • Relationships between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations
  • Linear and Exponential Relationships
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Quadratic Functions and Modeling
The discovery of Algebra will be made through both problem-based and project-based learning. This course will also prepare students for the ECA (End of Course Assessment) which will be taken at the conclusion of this course.
 
- A two credit course
- Fulfills the Algebra I requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical honors diplomas

ALBEGRA II (PBL)
This course is currently taught as a stand-alone course which we will use advanced Algebra concepts to solve real world problems. The following are the areas that will be covered:
  • Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Modeling with Functions
  • Inferences and Conclusions from Data
We will be making advanced Algebra applicable to the world around us through both problem-based and project-based learning.
- Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra 1
- A two credit course
- Fulfills Algebra II requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors and counts as a math course for the general diploma

ALBEGRA ENRICHMENT
This course is designed as a support for students in Algebra I. The course provides students with additional time to build the foundations necessary for high school math courses, while concurrently having access to rigorous, grade-level appropriate courses. Where Algebra I contains exclusively grade-level content, Algebra Enrichment combines standards from high school courses with foundational standards from the middle grades.
- A two credit course
- Counts as a mathematics course for the general diploma only or as an elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
 
GEOMETRY (PBL)
This course is currently taught as a stand-alone course in which students examine the relationships among shapes, lines, and angles found in real life objects. Students learn to use the skill of loci to solve problems and to justify their thoughts and solutions. The following areas will be covered:
  • Points, Planes, and Lines
  • Angles, Shapes, and Figures
  • Constructions
  • Degree Measure and Arch Length
The discovery of Geometry will be made through problem-based and project-based learning.
- A two credit course
- Fulfills the Geometry requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical honors diplomas
WORLD BIO
Using headlines from past, present, and the scientifically possible future, WORLD-BIO explores the tragedies, triumphs, challenges, and discoveries that have formed our history and will impact our future.
Students will complete relevant and innovative projects utilizing standards based biology and world history content. Communication, technology, and inquiry skills will be emphasized.
- A four credit course (2 Social Studies: World History/2 Biology)
- Fulfills Social Studies and Biology requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors Diplomas
 
VISUAL & VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS*
Students will learn to communicate both verbally and visually through the integration. English and Art standards will be covered through real world projects. Literature studied will include plays, short stories, books, poetry and articles. Art critiques and production will compliment literature. Students will improve visual and written communication skills through the study of the elements and principles of
design.
- A four credit course (2 English/2 Art)
- Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement and a Fine Arts Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors Diplomas
 
CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS*
 Consumer Communications pairs the Personal Finance and English courses. Through the completion of projects, students will develop their English, reading, and writing skills while also building a financial understanding. The objective of this class is to pair the English and Personal Finance state standards to give students the skills necessary to succeed in a postsecondary learning environment and be financially literate members of society.
 
- A four credit course (2 English/2 Business: Business Foundations)
- Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement and a Business Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors Diplomas

* STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS AND VISUAL & VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS