Middle School

Course Name
Course Type
Course Description
MS Comprehensive PE 6/7 (CA Only)CA PEEach community is full of fitness opportunities that enable students to achieve new levels of fitness
through sports, dance, aquatics, and more! This course provides a foundation of knowledge, skills, and
values students need to develop a physically active lifestyle. A friendly cast of course characters helps
guide and enhance each student’s experience. Knowledge about safety rules for exercise, how to
improve sport skills, how different activities target different body parts, and how to set and a goal are all
part of student learning and participation. Activity choices are plentiful, leading to a healthy and
physically active lifestyle. The Presidential Fitness Challenge encourages students to perform their best
with a chance to earn the Presidential Fitness award. Students keep a log of physical fitness activities
while they explore topics such as diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices.
A few PE projects deepen students’ understanding of individual health and skill-related fitness, and the
world as it relates to games and sports. Students choose various activities to reach goals they may have
only dreamed about!
MS Comprehensive PE 7/8 (CA Only)CA PETeam sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports are among the types of activities students learn about
and participate in during this course! This interactive, highly animated course helps students learn safety
rules for exercise, how to improve skills, and how to establish and accomplish goals. It also provides an
overview of many dual, team, extreme, and outdoor sports. Students have the opportunity to earn a
national award by participating in the Presidential Fitness Challenge. Practicing game strategy to
improve the chance of winning in competition, improving sport skill and performance, diversity in
sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices balance out the topics students discover in
this course. Fitness logs help students monitor physical activities. Students complete projects that lead
to the knowledge, skills, and values they need to implement and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
MS Comprehensive Science I (6th Grade)SCIENCEComprehensive Science I is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. This course provides
an introduction to Science, Energy, Force, Weather, Climate, The Earth’s Systems, and the Living World.
Some topics are explored in depth while others are introduced to serve as building blocks for
Comprehensive Science II and III. During this course, students will explore science through every day
examples and experiences. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to
apply what they have learned.
MS Comprehensive Science II (7th Grade)SCIENCEComprehensive Science II is the second course in the Middle School Comprehensive Science Sequence.
In this course students explore: The Foundations of Science, Energy, The Earth and its features, The
Earth’s internal and external structures and how they change, The Earth’s history, Living things and how
they change and interact, Genetics and Heredity, and The Organization of the living world. Some of
these topics are introduced and serve as a foundation for Comprehensive Science Three and others are
discussed in detail. Students will learn through real world examples and virtually visit 6 different

continents to see science in action all over the world. Students will participate in activities and online
laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
MS Comprehensive Science III (8th Grade)SCIENCEComprehensive Science 3 is the last class of the M/J Comprehensive Series. The course introduces new
information and reviews some basics of science to prepare students for high school science coursework.
Topics covered in this course include: The Nature of Science, Earth and Space Science, Properties of
Matter, Changes in Matter, Matter and Energy, and Energy flow in the living world. During this course,
students will learn through real world examples and applications. Students will participate in activities
and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
MS Grade 6 MathematicsMATHThe course is designed to engage students at every turn. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate
their knowledge of number manipulation by applying it to real world scenarios. The course is packed
with games that reinforce content and let students practice the skills they have learned throughout the
course. Tidbits of trivia and activities throughout the course leave students with a smile.
MS Grade 7 MathematicsMATHThis course is designed to expand student knowledge about the transformation of shapes by sliding,
flipping, rotating, and enlarging them on a coordinate plane. This course gives students the opportunity
to create, investigate, and demonstrate knowledge at both intermediate and advanced levels. Students
will be amazed with the skills that they accumulate while completing this course. This course is so full of
animations, applications, videos, games, and real-world scenarios, students may think it is the latest
video game.
Pre-Algebra (8th Grade)MATHStudents who love interactive learning will enjoy Pre-Algebra. They experience intrigue and fun when
they log in to Pre-Algebra. This hands-on course is full of slideshows, applications, videos, and real-world
scenarios. The satisfaction students gain from truly understanding higher level concepts such as
functions and systems of equations encourages excitement and joy for learning that they may have
never experienced before.
MS Language Arts I (6th Grade)LANGUAGE ARTSUsing a motif of Heroes, Helpers, and Hope, students in the Middle School Language Arts I course will
acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college,

career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and
informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational,
and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.
MS Language Arts II (7th Grade)LANGUAGE ARTSUsing a motif of Mystery, Monsters, and Mayhem, students in the Middle School Language Arts II course
will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college,
career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction and
informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative, informational,
and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.
MS Language Arts III (8th Grade)LANGUAGE ARTSUsing a motif of Innovation, Imagination, and Invention, students in the Middle School Language Arts III
course will acquire the reading, writing, language, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in
college, career, and beyond. Students will become critical readers and thinkers as they delve into fiction
and informational texts within the course. They will also learn to effectively write narrative,
informational, and argumentative pieces and present their ideas clearly and cohesively.
MS US History/American History IHISTORYLearning about history allows people to see how far we have come and what awaits us on our path to
the future. In this course, students will explore the history of the United States and analyze the cause
and effect in historical events. They will investigate history by using the tools of a historian to examine
the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events that influenced the development
of the United States. Students will imagine what it was like to live in the past by reading the stories from
the people who experienced it. This course begins with the engaging stories of what brought the earliest
American colonists to the New World and ends with the struggles to repair the United States following
the Civil War. Engaging in this study allows students to recognize the themes of history that span across
centuries and leads to a greater appreciation of the development of the United States and the resulting
impact on world history.
Pre-Requisites: This course is recommended for students in 8th grade. There are no prerequisites for the
course.
MS World HistoryHISTORYSomebody discovered the wheel. Somebody discovered written communication. Somebody even
figured out how to count to ten. From the ancient river civilizations to China and its ancient dynasties,
different civilizations left their mark on history. They also left their mark on how we live today. In this
course, students join travel agent Mr. Lightfoot to travel back in time digging out the past of these
ancient civilizations. In ancient Egypt students visit the pyramids and find out the secrets of preserving
mummies. They see how the Mayans developed astronomy to a precise science. They even investigate
the difference between the Athenians and the Spartans. Students will journey through India discovering
their contributions to medicine, moving on to Africa to follow the rise and fall of the ancient east African
kingdoms of Kush and Axum. Throughout the centuries, and still today, our world is made up of dozens
of different cultures. They all are different, and they all have made big contributions to what we know
and who we are.
MS CivicsHISTORYLearning about civics gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to be active citizens who have a
positive impact on their communities. In this course, students discover the rights and responsibilities of
citizenship in the United States. They learn about the structure of the government and how it works at
the local, state, and federal levels. This course examines elections, the lawmaking process, and how
citizens can impact public policy. Students also discover ways the United States interacts with countries
around the world. Geography and economics support the learning of civics in this course. Engaging in
this study prepares students to be informed citizens who are ready to participate in the American
democracy!

HS Math

Course Name
Course Type
Course Description
Course Credit
AG Accredited (Y/N)
Advanced Algebra w/Financial AppMathThis course walks students through the information needed to make the best decisions with money.
Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications is an advanced course incorporating real-world
applications, collaboration, and calculations using technology. Students learn the formulas used to
determine account balances, monthly payments, total costs, and more. They examine budgeting,
spending, saving, investment, and retirement. Students explore mortgages and other debt structures
and how to make good decisions about borrowing money. This knowledge will propel students into the
future with a good foundation on how to handle finances.
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Algebra IMathAlgebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all
future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do
it. Anyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer.
Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on the computer screen. Hands-on
labs make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real-world
applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give students the skills
and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence
needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them.
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Algebra I AMathAlgebra and the world around you. You may not know it, but algebra is behind the scenes of just about
everything. How long will it take to get to school? What does it mean to be average in height? What
percentage of your time do you spend studying or watching TV? There are ways to measure and
calculate everything from the amount of water in a glass, to the amount of glass needed to build a
skyscraper. This course will review some of the fundamental math skills you learned in middle school,
and then get you up to speed on the basic concepts of algebra. Each module takes you step-by-step into
the world of integers, equations, graphs and data analysis. You'll work at your own pace until the
numbers come out right. This course connects algebra to the real world. It also demystifies algebra,
making it easier to understand and master. The goal is to create a foundation in math that will stay with
you throughout high school.

Pre-Requisites: Student should be in 9th grade or higher. Course is part of a two-year sequence with
Algebra IB.
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Algebra I BMathIt’s time to finish what you started. In Algebra IA, you learned that algebra is an efficient way to solve
some real-world problems. You also acquired the power to do a lot of the important basic work. Now,
after a quick review, you’ll be ready to tackle Algebra IB. This course works like the last one. You’ll get
step-by-step instructions with all the numbers, equations, and graphs on the screen right in front of you.
You’ll also have plenty of time to practice and plenty of opportunities to ask your teacher for help. Along
with learning new algebraic strategies and properties, you’ll learn data analysis concepts and
techniques. You’ll also see how algebra connects with other high school subjects like geometry, statistics
and biology. Together, Algebra IA and IB will meet your Algebra I requirement. These courses will also
give you a powerful tool for understanding how the world works, and how to make it work for you.
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Algebra I for Credit RecoveryMathAlgebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all
future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do
it. Anyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer.
Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on the computer screen. Hands-on
labs make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real-world
applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give students the skills
and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence
needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them.
Pre-Requisites: Student has previously completed Algebra I without achieving a passing grade.
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Algebra IIMathThis course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students’ journey
through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences
such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of
an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their
peers on specific lessons. Algebra II is an advanced course using hands-on activities, applications, group
interactions, and the latest technology.
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Algebra II for Credit RecoveryMathThis course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students’
journeys through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday
occurrences such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate
the effects of an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to
work with their peers on specific lessons
Pre-Requisites: Student has previously completed Algebra II without achieving a passing grade.
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Algebra ReadinessMathAlgebra Readiness is a self-guided mini-course designed to assess your preparedness for Algebra, and to
help raise your pre-algebra competencies as needed. Although this is a NON-CREDIT course, taking it will
increase the likelihood of your future success in Algebra I.
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GeometryMathGeometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to build highways and bridges.
Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things
using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, students travel a mathematical
highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving.
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Geometry for Credit RecoveryMath"Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to build highways and bridges.
Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things
using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, students travel a mathematical
highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving."
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Integrated Math IMathIntegrated Mathematics I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic
knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is
important, and everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world
problems algebra can help answer. Course activities make the numbers, graphs, and equations more
real. The content in this course is tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health.
This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical
problems. Students will also acquire the confidence needed to handle everything high school math has
in store for them. Integrated Mathematics I emphasizes the importance of algebra and geometry in
everyday life through hundreds of real-world examples. Assessments are designed to ensure that your
understanding goes beyond rote memorization of steps and procedures. Upon successful course

completion, students will have a strong foundation in Integrated Mathematics I and will be prepared for
other higher level math courses.
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Integrated Math IIMathOne day in 2580 B.C.E., a very serious architect stood in a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans
called for creating a structure 480 feet tall, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks
weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better this architect understood
geometry, the better his chances were for staying alive. Algebra and geometry are everywhere, not just
in pyramids. Engineers use them to build highways and bridges. Artists use them to create perspective in
their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on grids. Throughout
this course, students travel a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning,
connections, and problem solving.
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Integrated Math IIIMathThis course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students’ journey
through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences
such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of
an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their
peers on specific lessons.
Pre-Requisites: Integrated Mathematics I & II
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Liberal Arts Math IMathLiberal Arts Mathematics I is a course designed to strengthen mathematical skills for study beyond
Algebra I. The course can be used as needed to fit individual district course progression plans and can be
taken either before or after Algebra 1. The topics include, but are not limited to, linear equations and
inequalities, operations with polynomials, data representation and analysis, geometric constructions,
symmetry, similarity, systems of linear equations and inequalities, functions, quadratic equations,
exponential equations, rational equations, radical equations, and graphing equations and functions.
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HS English

Course Name
Course Type
Course Description
Course Credit
AG Accredited
English IEnglish/Language ArtsJoin us in English I for a series of journeys. In each unit of the course, we embark on a new journey.
Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, we will explore the unknown, search for identity and
equality, and seek achievement, opportunity, and understanding. You will read to analyze the way
language is used to express human motivation and will research to examine the results of actions in the
real world. The lessons in each unit will give you the tools you need to gain insights from what you read
and to use your knowledge in creative and analytical writing.
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English I for Credit RecoveryEnglish/Language ArtsThis full credit course is provided for students who have previously taken English I, and were not
successful. Students may take one or both segments of this course. Students will develop language arts
skills by reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking. Students will learn to use the English language
to successfully express themselves.
Pre-Requisites: Students must have already taken English I, but not earned credit.
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English IIEnglish/Language ArtsIn English II, students learn how the human experience – real life – is the foundation of the best stories,
plays, poems, films, and articles. The four modules – Live Love Laugh, Obstacles, Fear, and Betrayal –
allow students to focus on particular aspects of the human experience. Throughout the course, students
explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, challenged, transformed, and
intellectually active. Designed to meet Common Core Standards, the course takes an in-depth look at
pieces of literature through close readings, the use of textual evidence in writings, the creation of
arguments through research and facts, and the application of writing and revision strategies.
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English II for Credit RecoveryEnglish/Language ArtsThe purpose of this course is to provide grade 10 students who have not passed English II an
opportunity to recover the course credit. This course uses texts of high complexity, integrated language
arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and
readiness.
Pre-Requisites: This full credit course is provided for students who have previously taken English II but
have not successfully passed. Students may take one or both segments to recover the credit.
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English IIIEnglish/Language Arts“Extra, extra, read all about it!” It’s all right here in black and white, in the pages of The Virtual Times
newspaper. Published at key periods in American history, The Virtual Times takes us right into the
action. The writing is clear and concise. The stories and opinions give us perspective. The sports and
entertainment sections give us the color and flavor of the times. In English III, the writing and insights of
authors throughout our history are collected in the fast-paced pages of The Virtual Times. Students gain
an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written. They
discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. Students are also asked to
observe, investigate, and report on stories of today. The goal is for students to be thorough, accurate,
and compelling in their writing.
Pre-Requisites: Recommended: English I & II
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English III for Credit RecoveryEnglish/Language ArtsEnglish 3 for Credit Recovery is a high school course that covers active reading and analysis of literary
and informational texts of high complexity; writing for varied purposes; listening, speaking, and viewing

skills; and collaboration for college and career preparation and readiness. Students are exposed to high-
complexity texts on a deeper level, spending more time with that text and writing to that text.

Pre-Requisites: Students must combine a previous attempt of English 3 with a passing score in this
course to receive credit for high school graduation.
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English IVEnglish/Language ArtsCome explore the world of big ideas in English IV, where you are able to choose which path you will
travel first as you explore highly-engaging, thematic units. Each path will guide you through a series of
literary pieces that allow you to analyze the political, social, economic, and cultural messages of its time
as well as its relevance to the world you live in today. Each path revolves around a central theme. The
works in the course span a period of over 1000 years and have been written by authors who share
common ideas, but employ a variety of literary genres to express their views. Whether it is the dramatic
ending of a play, or the colorful images in a verse of poetry, the words of these authors will leave you
with a new understanding of the world around you. As you travel down each path, you will create
authentic work pieces that will engage you in higher-level learning and provide you with a greater
understanding of literature and its connection to the world.
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English IV College PrepEnglish/Language ArtsIn this course students will develop the skills they need to gain insights from what they read and to use
their knowledge in creative and analytical writing. The course begins with fundamentals in reading and
writing. From there, students will apply those concepts to closely read and analyze contemporary and
historical informational text. The texts they read provide the background for narrative, informative /
explanatory, and argument writing. The strategies the students practice in this course will prepare them
for the demands of reading, writing, and communicating in college and the workplace.
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English IV for Credit RecoveryEnglish/Language ArtsEnglish 4 Credit Recovery covers reading literature, reading informational text, applying language skills,
writing (informational, narrative, and argument), researching and presenting strategies, and speaking
and listening skills. Students will be exposed to literature on a deeper level, spending more time with
one text and writing to that text.
Pre-Requisites: Students must have already taken English IV, but not earned credit.
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HS Science

Course
Course Type
Course Description
Credits
AG Accredited
Anatomy and PhysiologyScienceIn this course students explore the organization of the human body and how it works. They will acquire
knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how they can help the body cope with
many different situations. Body systems will be studied in order to understand how their structure,
location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body.
Pre-Requisites: Biology 1 recommended, but not required
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Biology IScienceThis course guides students through the study of living and non-living systems and how they interact
with one another. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers
through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. The students
will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course
with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on
lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of
biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.
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Biology I for Credit RecoveryScienceThis Biology course is designed to give students a fundamental look at the characteristics of living
organisms and their environment. Students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity and

evolution of living matter. The course provides scientific inquiry and discovery by incorporating hands on
labs and a variety of web-based activities that engage the student in their study of the biological life that
surrounds us all.
Pre-Requisites: Previous attempt at Biology I without successful completion.
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ChemistryScienceChemistry I and Chemistry I Honors are rigorous and not intended for credit recovery. This course
contains several laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research,
measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and
safety procedures that are an integral part of the learning experience. This course is designed as an
interactive, 21st century course. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated
with matter and their applications. This course serves as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The
utilization of scientific inquiry, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real
world application all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance
of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
Pre-Requisites: Algebra I
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Chemistry for Credit RecoveryScienceThis course is designed for credit recovery for Chemistry I. Chemistry is the study of the composition and
structure of materials and the changes they undergo. This 1.0 credit course is broken into two 0.5 credit
segments which may be taken separately to meet the needs of the student. The Chemistry I for Credit
Recovery course provides an opportunity for students to strengthen their skills through a series of seven
modules, each of which offers vocabulary support, interactive practice, and virtual laboratory
experiences.
Pre-Requisites: Student has previously completed chemistry without achieving a passing grade
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Earth Space ScienceScienceBe captivated by the wonders and beauty of the third planet from our Sun, Earth. Be amazed by what
awaits your discovery within our solar system and beyond. Explore the universe. Earth/Space Science is
a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our
planet, and atmospheric conditions. Through experimentation and investigation, students explore the
earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, crysosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. This
course offers interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, collaborative projects, and real-world
application along with a variety of assessments. Upon completion of the course, students have a clear

understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of
our planet, Earth.
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Marine ScienceScienceSince the beginning of time, humans have relied on the ocean. But as our planet continues to change
over time, human activity has impacted the environment. In the marine science course, students
explore the watery depths of our own planet in order to understand just how vital the ocean is to our
existence. Throughout the course, students meet marine animals and learn about their interactions with
each other and their environment. Students tour the evolving seafloor, where they encounter trenches,
volcanoes, and ridges. Along the way, students hang ten as they discover waves, currents, tides, and
other physical interactions between the ocean and the land. Finally, students study the impacts of
chemical processes on our blue planet and how they affect the water, the atmosphere, and our climate.
With a focus on conservation, this course shows students that the ocean connects us all, across distance
and even time. Hang on—it’s going to be an amazing journey.
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Physical ScienceScienceThis course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry.
Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around
us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the
physical sciences. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order
thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid
the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of the physical and
chemical properties of the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their
everyday lives.
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Physics IScienceIn each module of Physics I, students discover the contributions of scientific geniuses like Galileo,
Newton, and Einstein. Through their work, students learn the concepts, theories, and laws that govern
the interaction of matter, energy, and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the
universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Using laboratory activities,
simulations, images, and interactive elements, students follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s
greatest thinkers.
Pre-Requisites: Algebra I & II recommended
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HS History

Course
Course Type
Course Description
Credits
AG Accredited
American History IIHistoryThe United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the
country and its people have endured social, political, and economic revolutions. In this course, students
will investigate the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the
Civil War through today. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political,
business, and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and
present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to
current, real-world problems.
Pre-Requisites: This course is recommended for students in 10th or 11th grade. Successful completion of
English 1 is strongly recommended.
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US GovernmentHistoryResponsible citizenship, including civil and political participation is essential to maintain a representative
government that truly represents the people of the United States. In this course, students learn about
the structure of government and how it shares power at the local, state and federal levels. This course
also explores founding principles that inspired the Constitution and Bill of Rights, preserving the
freedoms that students experience daily. Students will examine the processes of each branch of
government, the election process, and how citizens can impact public policy. The media, interest groups
and influential citizens provide examples of how the government can be effected by informed and active
participants. Students will examine the U.S. Court system, and become a part of the process by
participating in the judicial decision making process. They will also discover ways the United States
interacts with countries around the world, through domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights
policy.
Pre-Requisites: 11th or 12th grade status and English I & II recommended
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US Government for Credit RecoveryHistoryResponsible citizenship, including civil and political participation is essential to maintain a representative
government that truly represents the people of the United States. In this course, students learn about
the structure of government and how it shares power at the local, state and federal levels. This course
also explores founding principles that inspired the Constitution and Bill of Rights, preserving the
freedoms that students experience daily. Students will examine the processes of each branch of
government, the election process, and how citizens can impact public policy. The media, interest groups
and, influential citizens provide examples of how the government can be effected by informed and
active participants. Students will examine the U.S. Court system, and become a part of the process by

participating in the judicial decision making process. They will also discover ways the United States
interacts with countries around the world, through domestic policy, foreign policy and human rights
policy.
Pre-Requisites: Unsuccessful attempt to earn credit in US Government
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World HistoryHistoryIn Segment I, students will learn how the Roman Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next,
students will discover the great intellectual and cultural contributions of Islamic Empires. Journey
through the Middle Ages of Europe and Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. Students will also
investigate the rise and fall of some of the great kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel

back to the Europe of the Renaissance and Reformation era. Segment II begins with a bang as students
will learn about advancements in science and thought during the Age of Enlightenment and the social
and political revolutions that followed as a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they
will learn about the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes
that resulted from that shift. Students will then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and
colonialism and the two massive world wars were the end result. As students approach the finish line,
they will learn about development in our modern world and the implications that historical events have
on us today.
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World History for Credit RecoveryHistoryJoin modern time travelers Ali and Soo-jin as they journey through World History and help students
discover how world events and eras are connected. In Segment 1, students will learn how the Roman
Empire developed in two very distinct directions. Next, students will discover the great intellectual and
cultural contributions of the Islamic Empires. They will journey through the Middle Ages of Europe and
Japan to learn how knights and samurais lived. While investigating the rise and fall of some of the great
kingdoms of the Americas and Africa and then travel back to the Europe of the Renaissance and
Reformation era. Segment 2 begins with a bang as students learn about advancements in science and
thought during the Age of Enlightenment, as well as the social and political revolutions that followed as
a result. As students meander through the 19th century, they will learn about the transformation from
an agricultural to an industrial world and the many changes that resulted from that shift. Students will
then learn about the interconnectedness of nationalism and colonialism and the two massive world
wars that were the end result. As students approach the finish line, they will learn about development in
our modern world and the implications that historical events have on us today.
Pre-Requisites: Student has previously completed World History without achieving a passing grade.
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HS Electives

Course
Course Type
Course Description
Credits
AG Accredited
Art History and CriticismElectiveCannot find this course description0.5
Digital Information Technology (2 Semesters)ElectiveDive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers
like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore
Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project
management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course.
Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths.
1
Econ with Fin Lit for Credit RecoveryElectiveEconomic decisions affect us every day of our lives. Understanding economics means thinking about
how scarcity, or limited resources, requires us to make choices and evaluate one option against others.
In this course, students will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. Students will see how the
economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect students and others. As
students progress through the course, students will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices
connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help students become
a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses,
governments, and the rest of the world.
Pre-Requisites: 11th or 12th grade status and English I & II recommended
0.5
Economics with Financial LiteracyElectiveEconomic decisions affect us every day of our lives. Understanding economics means thinking about
how scarcity, or limited resources, requires us to make choices and evaluate one option against others.
In this course, students will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. Students will see how the
economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect students and others. As
students progress through the course, students will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices
connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help students become
a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses,
governments, and the rest of the world.
Pre-Requisites: 11th or 12th grade status and English I & II recommended
0.5
Fitness Lifestyle DesignElectiveStudents spend quality time at Club Web and learn healthy habits for body and mind to lead to a
healthier lifestyle. Students assess their beginning fitness levels and nutritional knowledge, then create
individual plans for achieving personalized goals. The expertise of a professional fitness staff combine
with natural surroundings perfect for fun and relaxation at Club Web, and students are set for fitness
adventure. Among the numerous activities available to Club Web guests are golf, tennis, racquetball,
biking, the health and fitness center, and the walking and jogging trail. While at Club Web, students
improve flexibility, enhance cardiovascular fitness, and increase strength and endurance. The goal of this
course is to help students experience the benefits of exercise, proper nutrition, and weight
management.
0.5
Foundations of Programming (2 Semesters)ElectiveFoundations of Programming will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer
language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated
with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many
programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field.
Pre-Requisites: Digital Information Technology
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Global Studies (2 Semesters) ElectiveWith more than seven billion people living in the world today, there are countless newsworthy stories
waiting to be told. In this course students become real-world news reporters, researching and writing
for the Global News Network. Students explore human rights, the environment, global security,
international economic systems, and much more. Students learn how to perform accurate research and
fact-finding missions, while learning how to present their discoveries with clarity and context. Students

will also be able to identify tangible global problems and outline well-developed solutions. This course
uses current and compelling stories to engage students in the world around them.
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HOPE (Health Occupations/Phys Ed) (2 Semesters)ElectiveWith a focus on health and fitness, this course guides student to be active and healthy now and for a
lifetime. Effective strategies and techniques are a foundation of the course so that students can
continually make improvements in all areas of wellness. Students, with the guidance of a training
instructor, set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. Fitness
assessments enable students to establish baseline levels of fitness and work toward improvement in
specific areas. At the end of each module, students submit a wellness plan documenting their daily
physical activity, progress toward goals, changes in fitness assessment results, and reflections on
personal progress. By following individualized training principles, students can achieve personal success
and gain confidence, while they develop healthy lifetime habits. The course uses videos, graphics, and
interactive learning opportunities to encourage students to eat well, get up, and be active. Leading a
healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent health problems before they occur—this course helps
students do just that. And now is the best time to get started.
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Intensive Reading: A Universe of Reading (2 semesters)ElectiveThe purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development
of reading and writing skills, and to strengthen those skills so they are able to successfully read and write
grade-level text independently. Instruction emphasizes reading comprehension, writing fluency, and
vocabulary study through the use of a variety of literary and informational texts that encompass a broad
range of text structures, genres, and levels of complexity. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide
range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the
knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. Students enrolled in the course will engage in
interactive text-based discussions, question generation, and research opportunities. They will write in
response to reading, and cite evidence when answering text dependent questions orally and in writing.
The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers. Scaffolding is
provided as necessary as students engage in reading and writing increasingly complex text, and is
removed as the reading and writing abilities of students improve over time.
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Intensive Reading: Fields of Reading (2 semesters)ElectiveThe purpose of this course is to provide instruction that enables students to accelerate the development
of reading and writing skills, and to strengthen those skills so they are able to successfully read and write
grade-level text independently. Instruction emphasizes reading comprehension, writing fluency, and
vocabulary study through the use of a variety of literary and informational texts that encompass a broad
range of text structures, genres, and levels of complexity. Texts used for instruction focus on a wide
range of topics, including content-area information, in order to support students in meeting the
knowledge demands of increasingly complex text. Students enrolled in the course will engage in
interactive text-based discussions, question generation, and research opportunities. They will write in
response to reading, and cite evidence when answering text dependent questions orally and in writing.
The course provides extensive opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers. Scaffolding is
provided as necessary as students engage in reading and writing increasingly complex text, and is
removed as the reading and writing abilities of students improve over time.
1
Journalism IElective0.5
Life Management SkillsElectiveEach day hundreds of decisions are made, including important decisions that have a huge impact on
personal life. Making good decisions is a whole lot easier for those who have the correct information
before making those decisions. Being equipped with correct information will empower students to
manage real issues, like quality nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and sexual abstinence.
Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts,
understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts take
students through the course, providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. Students
learn to use important tools for communicating feelings and opinions. Other tools provide a foundation
for becoming a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and focusing on earth-friendly
practices that will help the environment. This course comes with a long-term payoff. Learning to make
good decisions now will set a positive direction to follow for the future.
0.5
Personal FitnessElectiveIn this Personal Fitness course, students are required to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility
and strength and endurance activities.
0.5
PsychologyElectiveUnderstanding the thoughts, emotions and behaviors of self and others is critical to developing and
maintaining interpersonal relationships. In Psychology I, students learn theories of historically significant
psychologists who laid the foundation for scientific research and a clearer understanding of the human
mind. This course explores how psychological perspectives influence personality and play a role in
human development across the lifespan. Students examine how behaviors are developed, memories are
stored and language is acquired. Students also learn about the symptoms and classifications of
psychological disorders, along with the various forms of treatments available. After completing this
course, students will be equipped with problem solving strategies and even learn methods to cope with
stress. Practical, everyday application of the content is a focus of this course.
0.5
Reading for College SuccessElectiveHow will reading affect a student’s future? How does reading shape the world around us? This course
helps students answer these questions and prepare for college and career success. Reading is a vital skill
in the information age, when we are bombarded with a constant stream of information. Being able to
determine and comprehend the main ideas in this constant flow is imperative to success both in the
academic world and in the world of work. Learning to discern fact from opinion and bias from objectivity
will empower students to make better life and work decisions, while effective note taking and
summarizing skills help students achieve their goals in higher education and in the career of their
choosing.
0.5
Social MediaElectiveThis course will teach students that the world of Social Media revolves around them – their actions,
decisions, and interests. They will examine how Social Media has evolved. They will understand how to
find authenticity and truth within an online world where people can “be” anyone. They will also learn
how their digital footprint makes a bigger impression than their physical one. Students will also discover

that their voice is important. They are not only a reader – they are a writer. They don’t just follow the
news – they report it as a citizen journalist. And they don’t just gather information – they crowdsource
it.
0.5
Thinking and Learning StrategiesElectiveIn this course, students will "coach" their "team" of thinking skills to meet academic challenges. Through
reading, writing, and math activities, students develop critical thinking skills and test-taking strategies.
Students also gain reading, writing, organization, and study strategies--a powerful one-two punch for
any student at any level!
0.5

HS Foreign Language

For credit foreign language courses are NCAA approved using the Middlebury curriculum listed here.

Course
Course Type
Course Description
Credit Value
HS Spanish IForeign LanguageHigh School Spanish I is a highly interactive and engaging introductory course designed for students in grades 9-12 and structured around the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Extensive use of authentic materials along with opportunities to apply language in common situations helps motivate students and build their learning confidence. Through a diverse range of multimedia activities and exercises, students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts and sentence structure. They participate in simple conversations and respond to basic conversational prompts. Students are actively engaged in their own learning throughout the course. They take frequent assessments and are increasingly aware of individual progress. Introduction to Spanish-speaking countries, as well as history, food, and literature, heightens cultural awareness and appreciation of the Hispanic world. High School Spanish I utilizes guided learning and explicit instruction as an effective way to acquire language proficiency. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of High School Spanish I provides the foundation and path for continued learning.10
HS Spanish IIForeign LanguageHigh School Spanish II is the second level of high school Spanish designed for grades 9-12. Students expand their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. They begin to fully comprehend listening and reading passages while expressing themselves more meaningfully in both writing and speaking. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, with a focus on reading and listening comprehension, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities. Students are actively engaged in their own learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts. They also analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of this course provides the foundation for intermediate Spanish.10
HS French IForeign LanguageHigh School French I is a highly interactive and engaging introductory course designed for students in grades 9-12 and structured around the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Extensive use of authentic materials along with opportunities to apply language in common situations helps motivate students and build their learning confidence. Through a diverse range of multimedia activities and exercises, students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts and sentence structure. They participate in simple conversations and respond to basic conversational prompts. Students are actively engaged in their own learning throughout the course. They take frequent assessments and are increasingly aware of individual progress. Introduction to French-speaking countries, as well as history, food, and literature, heightens cultural awareness and appreciation of the Francophone world. High School French I utilizes guided learning and explicit instruction as an effective way to acquire language proficiency. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of High School French I provides the foundation and path for continued learning.10
HS French IIForeign LanguageHigh School French II is the second level of high school French designed for grades 9-12. Students expand their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. They begin to fully comprehend listening and reading passages while expressing themselves more meaningfully in both writing and speaking. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, with a focus on reading and listening comprehension, multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities. Students are actively engaged in their own learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts. They also analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of this course provides the foundation for intermediate French.10
HS German IForeign LanguageHigh School German I is a highly interactive and engaging introductory course designed for students in grades 9-12 and structured around the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Extensive use of authentic materials along with opportunities to apply language in common situations helps motivate students and build their learning confidence. Through a diverse range of multimedia activities and exercises, students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts and sentence structure. They participate in simple conversations and respond to basic conversational prompts. Students are actively engaged in their own learning throughout the course. They take frequent assessments and are increasingly aware of individual progress. Introduction to German-speaking countries, as well as history, food, and literature, heightens cultural awareness and appreciation of the German-speaking world. High School German I utilizes guided learning and explicit instruction as an effective way to acquire language proficiency. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of High School German I provides the foundation and path for continued learning.10
HS German IIForeign LanguageHigh School German II is the second level of high school German designed for grades 9-12. Students expand their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. They begin to fully comprehend listening and reading passages while expressing themselves more meaningfully in both writing and speaking. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, with a focus on reading and listening comprehension, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities. Students are actively engaged in their own learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts. They also analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of this course provides the foundation for intermediate German.10
HS Chinese IForeign LanguageHigh School Chinese I is a highly interactive and engaging introductory course designed for students in grades 9-12 and structured around the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Extensive use of authentic materials along with opportunities to apply language in common situations helps motivate students and build their learning confidence. Through a diverse range of multimedia activities and exercises, students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts and sentence structure. They participate in simple conversations and respond to basic conversational prompts. Students are actively engaged in their own learning throughout the course. They take frequent assessments and are increasingly aware of individual progress. Introduction to Chinese-speaking countries, as well as history, food, and literature, heightens cultural awareness and appreciation of the Chinese-speaking world. Both Chinese characters and pinyin are presented together throughout the course and specific character practices are introduced after the first quarter. High School Chinese I utilizes guided learning and explicit instruction as an effective way to acquire language proficiency. The course is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of High School Chinese I provides the foundation and path for continued learning.10
HS Chinese IIForeign LanguageHigh School Chinese II is the second level of high school Chinese designed for grades 9-12. Students expand their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. They begin to fully comprehend listening and reading passages while expressing themselves more meaningfully in both writing and speaking. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, with a focus on reading and listening comprehension, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Character recognition and practice are a key focus and students are expected to learn several characters in each unit; however, pinyin is still presented with characters throughout the course to aid in overall comprehension. Students are actively engaged in their own learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts They also analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, instruction is almost entirely in Chinese. High School Chinese II is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Successful completion of this course provides the foundation for intermediate Chinese.10
HS Latin IForeign LanguageSince mastering a classical language presents different challenges from learning a spoken world language, students learn Latin through ancient, time honored, classical language approaches which include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises. These techniques, combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, provide students with a strong foundation for learning Latin. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading comprehension activities, writing activities, multimedia culture, history, and mythology presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on engaging with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages from such prestigious authors as Virgil, Ovid, and Lucretius. The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin; therefore, students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles, making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, understand and analyze the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).1
HS Latin IIForeign LanguageStudents continue with their study of Latin through ancient, timeh honored, classical language approaches which include repetition, parsing, written composition, and listening exercises. These techniques, combined with a modern multimedia approach to learning grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, prepare students for a deeper study of Latin. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading comprehension activities, writing activities, multimedia culture, history, and mythology presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. The emphasis is on reading Latin through engaging with myths from the ancient world which are presented in Latin. The curriculum concurs with the Cambridge school of Latin; therefore, students will learn ancient high classical styles of pronunciation and grammar in lieu of generally less sophisticated medieval styles, making it possible for students to comprehend the most Latin from the widest range of time periods. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand and use common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, understand and analyze the cultural and historical contexts of the ancient sources they study, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).1