Monday/Wednesday Classes for the 2018-19 Academic Year
Full-time students' schedules include all of these classes:
Spanish :: Our junior high Spanish program is designed to be a fun, accessible introduction to basic Spanish.
Mathematics :: Students often come to junior high from a wide variety of math backgrounds. Our goal is to meet them where they are to help them build the essential computation and analytical skills they will need to succeed in high school math.
Science :: Students explore the history of science using The Story of Science curriculum and hands-on projects and activities. This year, we’ll be focusing on the book Newton at the Center, which explores early modern astronomy, physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
Language Arts :: We will explore various types of literature, including novels, plays, short stories, essays, and poetry, from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Students will practice writing short essays and research papers and will review the rules of grammar during in-class writing labs.
History :: Our history focus is on the first half of the 20th century, specifically World War I (first semester) and World War II (second semester). We will look at the world-wide events that led up to war across Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the long-term effects of those conflicts. Students will get the opportunity to practice skills such as note-taking, outlining, and library research.
Current Events/Critical Thinking :: Students will develop a vocabulary and skill set for critical thinking while looking at logical fallacies, types of arguments, and propaganda techniques. We'll put those skills to work by looking at how the media tries to influence our everyday decisions and learning more about the reporting of current events locally, nationally, and globally.