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CLUB MED ACADEMIES: A COMPANY DEDICATED TO DEVELOPING MOTIVATED STUDENTS.

A DYNAMIC LEARNING COMMUNITY 1


Welcome to Club Med Academies

CMA

FACILITIES CMA is a 258-acre property with $70 million plus of world-class facilities and infrastructure to deliver all that we do. On-site at Club Med Academies, we have 5 classrooms, lecture rooms, theaters, 4 indoor conference areas, outdoor pavilions, 28 rooms of housing, multiple dining facilities, fitness Center, an 18 hole golf course, an 8 court state-of-the-art beach volleyball facility, a driving range, multiple putting and chipping greens, 21 tennis courts, an artificial turf soccer field, a basketball court, 3 pools (one 5-lane and a 25 meter lap pool), theaters, marinas, spa, and more. There are very few campuses in the world that have a comparable infrastructure.

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CMA’s Scalable Model for Learning

Developing Skills • Competitive Competence • Social/Cultural Aptitude “Thought” (The Desire To Be) + “Desire” (Applied Passion/Intensity) = “Definitive Purpose” (Focused Individual) = The CMA Mindset (“Ability To Achieve”) Areas of Training/Specialization STUDENT ENTRY POINT Sport Disciplines Blended Elements of Student Participation

Sports

Arts

Art Disciplines

Tennis Golf Volleyball Soccer Triathlon Swimming Running Cycling

Required Participation for College Path

Voice Acting/Improv Instrument Film Photo Painting

+ Academics

Science Math Engineering Coding

Core Studies

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High Performing Skilled Individual

Writing Languages Reading Comprehension Memorization

Academic Disciplines Deliverables within the system are: Respect - Responsibility - Individuality - Repetition - Work Load - Specificity and Variation The Blend - Vehicles for Learning The Discipline - Choose your Destiny The Core - Path to College

athletic and academic scholarship.

We are excited to share the unique Club Med Academies experience with you. Our school of learning is different from most, in that we believe that every student must have a discipline of focus when entering into the CMA environment. That discipline or passion is the connecting point for engagement with every student. It’s at this place where the learning process begins. We are strong believers that a dynamic learning culture is achieved when the soft and practical skills of an individual are developed, then applied and measured within a competitive platform. Individualization, skill development, and competitive competence are at the forefront of CMA’s educational philosophy. We value the strong connection that our school makes with its families, and are pleased to have the opportunity to share the history and vision of Club Med Academies with you.

The CMA model for education incorporates and integrates a blend of resources and materials to create one of the most amazing learning environments in the world. The Diagram above provides a clear illustration of the CMA approach.

Our school meets the highest standards of excellence.

Our school is a registered educational institution in the State of Florida. It is a conventional, unaccredited brick and mortar school with traditional classroom instruction that utilizes an accredited curriculum from Laurel Springs. It receives its accreditation from Western Association of Schools and colleges (WASC) through CMA’s purchase of the Laurel Springs Platform. Laurel Springs ensures that CMA students receive reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade-level placements with schools and universities around the world. The Laurel Springs accredited status validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities and indicates that the Laurel Springs curriculum used by CMA and its teachers are meeting state and U.S. standards.

With more than 35 years in education, our blended approach ensures those who participate receive an excellent education, have the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in the United States, and become life-long learners with a keen interest in high achievement. Club Med Academies and its principals have placed hundreds of students in colleges and universities throughout the United States, many on 3


the morning, 2 hours of academic class and 3 hours of sport training in the afternoon and 2 hours of class in the evening (evening classes are Monday –Thursday). There are also Saturday and Sunday classes for those wanting to advance or in need of further individualized support. The classrooms are set up with multiple U-shaped and rectangular desks, with 1 teacher and 8 students at each desk. In other words, the teachers are at the desks, on their feet, working with the students in the subject that they are teaching during class hours. It’s a regular school setting, the only difference being that there are multiple teachers in the same classroom, offering group and individualized support.

Here at CMA it is important to us that every student has a passion and an area of focus. At the crux of our approach are three blended elements: Sports, Academics, and the Arts. Within each of these components, there are subjects of specialty, or focus, for example, tennis, golf, engineering/math/coding, writing/languages, or acting/ improvisation, voice, instrument/reading, music/writing, music/film, photo/drawing-painting-sketching, dance, and culinary. Within the areas of specialty, the student participates in their area of major 5 hours per day in one 2 hour and one 3 hour block of time. The other segments of the model are the core required studies. The student participates in core studies 6 hours per day in 2-hour blocks of time. Core studies include Math, English, Science, Social Studies, History, Languages, PE, and other electives. CMA is a skill oriented competitive learning based program.

It is important to note that CMA’s purchase of Laurel Springs administrative operating platform provides a rich in-classroom offering of curriculum, accreditation requirement, diploma, and NCAA Compliance, and support services. We purchase on a per student basis subject to each individual’s annual curriculum plan. By utilizing Laurel Springs as our operating platform, we have been able to provide a rich academic offering, complete administrative infrastructure, broad supplemental support, accreditation accepted by every state in the United States, and a diploma for all graduating high school seniors.

CMA utilizes the many resources within the education world that are available today. This also includes many partners. At the forefront of our core academics is our relationship with Laurel Springs. Laurel Springs is a robust core education platform providing academic standards, conventional books, e-books, and academic policies, accreditation, NCAA compliance diploma, and administrative format. In addition, we utilize “Project Lead The Way,” a not-for-profit curriculum provider for our engineering and coding offering. PLTW is supported by Lockeed and other major companies in an effort to foster STEM development among young individuals. It is a project and competitive based 3-D digital delivery system. CMA also uses Rosetta Stone-Tell Me More as an adjunct to the core required language curriculum for the development of all attendees language skills. Other noted programs and curriculum are supplied by Gabe Jaramillo (Tennis), Alb Hannemann (NVL Volleyball), and Don Law (Golf) for the various sports offered. The principals of the academy over the years have developed such athletes the likes of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, and Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova, Monica Selles, Kei Ishikori, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, and more.

Researchers and authorities in education suggest core academics, coupled with an area of specialization (sports and arts), delivered in 2 hour learning block format throughout the day and evening, lends itself to the ultimate environment to assimilate content and concepts and really develop significant learning habits/skills. CMA stands securely in front of the market trend in education, with over 35-plus years of applied experience in this very method of delivery. Again while boasting different methods, CMA’s founding partners have produced many young super talents from around the world that have gone on to participate in the finest universities that the United States has to offer. In fact, many students have gone on to be recognized as household names in the professional arena of sports. Club Med Academies is the school of choice for high achieving young individuals driven to do their best in all areas of life. Performance is everything when it comes to successful outcomes. We want to help you to achieve your every goal and objective as a thriving young individual.

CMA currently operates a highly regimented and customized brick and mortar delivery with a very low teacher to student ratio of 1:6-1:8 as well as 1-20 lecture sessions. Each student attends class 5.5-6 hours per day Monday through Friday with no academic session Friday night. In addition, attendees study in their discipline of choice, utilizing on-site facilities, 5 hours per day. Monday-Friday the typical day is 2 hours of class and 2 hours of sport, art or academic academy training in 4


ADMISSIONS Our admissions coordinators are here to help.

CMA is different than most schools. Because of its custom individualized approach, CMA is committed to understanding the goals of the family, as well as the student, throughout the admissions process. Due to our blended approach, CMA is able to offer many options in the various areas of specialty. Which means that the student has flexibility in determining and adjusting their learning journey while enrolled in the Academy. CMA’s calendar is from August to the end of May. However, CMA offers rolling admissions, allowing a student to join the academy in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. The admissions process is an opportunity for our staff to learn about the student’s needs, interests, educational goals, learning style, and specific areas of interest. The process includes the following steps: 1. The CMA Admissions sends all forms and applications to the parents of the potential student. 2. CMA Admissions speaks with the family to understand the student’s needs, gathers pertinent data from the parent and student, and presents an overview of our course offerings. 3. Our Admissions identifies courses and/or grade-level programs that would potentially meet the student’s needs. 4. Upon agreement to move forward with transcript assessment and academic planning (if CMA will be the school of record), full-time students pay a registration fee as the next step in the admissions process. 5. Once the family supplies CMA school with academic transcripts from the student’s previous school, students have the option of taking a Learning styles profile and are asked to complete any assessments necessary for proper course and grade-level placement. 6. After reviewing the Learning styles profile, assessment results, and records from previous school(s), the Head of Academic Development creates an individualized academic plan for the prospective full-time student. 7. Once the tuition payment has been received, and upon arrival for the start of class, a welcome letter is sent to the family, student receives times of his/her scheduled classes, and is welcomed and introduced to his/her teachers and fellow students. The newly enrolled student may begin class immediately.

Request for Student Records In order to process an enrollment, our admissions office requires report cards or transcripts for students entering 7th and 8th grades. For students entering high school, official transcripts are required before enrollment can be completed. These documents can be faxed to 772-237-5316. Please complete the request for student records form from our website and mail to the student’s previous school(s). If you have questions, please contact us at 772-323-0626 to speak with the registrar’s office.

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COMPREHENSIVE

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is a vital part of the Club Med Academies educational process. Diagnostic Assessment

Diagnostic assessments are designed to provide parents, students, and teachers with specific information about what skills the student has and has not mastered. The results empower students, parents, and teachers to pinpoint, assign, and review those areas the student must master before moving on to more complex concepts.

Learning Styles Profile

Club Med Academies assesses five aspects of learning styles to develop a Learning Styles Profile specific to each child. The profile helps parents better understand their child’s blueprint for learning and offers helpful study tips and techniques. By understanding their child’s learning style, parents can help their children excel not only in school, but also in life. Families may request an in-depth phone consultation for an additional fee, during which a learning style coach with advanced training reviews the Learning Styles Profile and discusses how the results could be applied to a student’s individual learning goals. During this consultation, families learn how to implement data from the Learning Styles Profile to support student success in specific courses.

Ongoing Assessment

Our approach is mastery-based, and students need to demonstrate that they understand assignments and courses. In this light, we have developed a student-centered approach to assessment that helps us better understand each child and measure the effectiveness of our courses. All students participate in Performance Series assessments in the first and last lessons of their English and Math courses. These assessments play a crucial role in monitoring student growth and measuring school improvement. Performance Series assessments provide adaptive content so that each learner is assessed according to their own skill levels. Students access the assessments within their course material in the Learning Management System (LMS). In addition to being convenient and suited to personalized learning, the assessments give immediate feedback on students’ individual progress toward core objectives. The detailed reports also feature norm referencing to compare CMA to the rest of the nation. A parent summary is included.

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LEADERSHIP

THE LEARNING TEAM Gregory C. Breunich, CEO

Gabriel Jaramillo

(Florida, USA) – Founder and Principal, Managing Director of Club Med Academies www. clubmedacademies.com and the Beach Volleyball Academy at CMA (Current), formerly Senior Vice President IMG (21 years 1978-2009), Managing Director IMG Academy (30 years), Managing Partner minority interest IMG Academy LLP, Cofounder of Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Founder- David Lead better Golf Academy, IMG Soccer Academy, IMG Basketball, Academy, IMG Baseball Academy, IMG International Performance Institute, IMG Academy (Pendleton School), Bollettieri Sports Medicine Institute, IMG Mountain Sports Academy (Speed Skiing, Snow Boarding, Free Style), Bollettieri Development Co., Academy Park Development Company, IMG Academy Golf and Country Club, Legends Bay Development Co., Legends Cove Development Co., Co-Developed Sagemont Online High School (private labeled University of Miami Online High School later acquired re-named Kaplan Online High School) & Virtual Sage (online academic curriculum publishing company), Founder Med Group development company, CoFounder of NVL Academy LLC, , Founder Trans World Performance LLC, SpAEd LLC.

(Florida, USA) – Trained and developed eight # 1 and twentysix, top 10 players in the world, coached players in all four Grand Slams. Founder and a principal of CMA, Director of Tennis at Club Med Academies, Right hand man to Nick Bollettieri for 28yrs., Developed Periodization Training Method for tennis, Key developer in the world recognized System Five Training System, Critical role in the development of IMG Academies Multi Sports Academy, Master Clinician and Motivational speaker (World City CEO Group, The Grace Corporation, International Paper Company, USPTA, PTRBTCA, HKTF. Author of “The Secret Manual”, Producer of multiple Training Videos and Apps, Largest tennis clinic Guinness Book of World Records, Special Advisor to the Morita Tennis Foundation Japan (Sony), Hong Kong Tennis Federation and the Columbian Tennis Federation, Facebook following of 100,000 plus with a sales agent network in 40 countries around the world. Gabe’s website is www.gabejaramillo.com.

Scott Del Mastro

(Florida, USA) - The owner and operator of the International Tennis Academy (ITA) in Delray Beach, FL, for 14 years (19962010), Del Mastro is a Founder and a Principal of Club Med Academies (CMA) who brings 20 years of coaching and training professional of junior athletes on the ATP, WTA, ITF, and National Domestic and World circuits. Scott, whose training specialties include energy management, footwork and movement, mental conditioning, and fitness, earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Sport Psychology, with an emphasis in Biomechanics. Both of his degrees were procured from San Diego State University. He is an international speaker and also has developed strong affiliations with Tianjin Tennis Center, in Tianjin, China, one of the most well respected tennis training centers in China.

Luce Meilleur

(Montreal, Canada) Co-owner and Director of Administration and Finance of the International Tennis Academy USA, Inc. in Delray Beach, Florida for 14 years (1996-2010), Luce Meilleur is a principal of Club Med Academies (CMA) who brings over 30 years of Administration and Management of Businesses in retail, fitness, resort and sports academies. Luce earned a Bachelor Degree in Education with majors in Science and Math. She also served as a Diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service in the Caribbean and the Middle East. 7


Peter Duvinage

Laura McLeod

(Munich, Germany) - 20 plus years in media business, Created Axel Springer Verlag and Leo Kirch in creation of ISPR, International Sportrechteverwertungsgesellschaft mbH, National and international exploitation representation of German “Bundesliga� and other international soccer leagues. Client representation of national and international corporate sports rights consisting of advisory 3 in all media matters sponsorship and endorsement (e.g. Diamler Benz, T-Systems, etc.), Specialist in media start-ups company structuring, investor sourcing, Client Management famous celebrities, (e.g. Boris Becker, Heidi Klum).

(Florida, USA) Mrs. McLeod began her career in education upon graduating magna cum laude from the University of South Florida in 1996. Her degrees are in Exercise Science and Wellness and Education, with a philosophy of immersion, integrating the curriculum, and incorporating the multiple intelligences. She has been honored as a Teacher of the Year, was a winner of the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, received a fellowship with the National Writing Project, and was chosen as a cadre member of the Teaching American History Grant. With a pursuit of professional development and growth, Mrs. McLeod studied with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Teacher Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been a guest speaker at Saint Leo University and the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida, the research subject for a doctoral dissertation on simulations to integrate language arts and social studies in the classroom, Writing Trainer and Consultant, studied the Harkness method at Phillips Exeter Academy, and helped establish charters for primary and middle schools. On top of 18 years of hands-on experience, she has also received gifted and ESOL endorsements. She is currently pursuing a Masters of History at Harvard University. Beyond the classroom, Mrs. McLeod is the mother to 2 children, both students here at Club Med Academies. She loves training and competing in triathlons and is a certified Level 1 USAT Triathlon coach.

Dr. Thomas Murray

(Port Saint Lucie Florida USA) Professor of Education - School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership College of Education University of Central Florida. Ph.D. University of South Florida major in curriculum and instruction, Secondary Ed with a concentration in Social Science Education and a Minor in Student Engagement. MBA, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio with major in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. B.S. Xavier University, Cincinnati Ohio with Major in Political Science and a minor in History. Chairman, Board of Directors, Lutz Preparatory Schools, Inc. Visiting Professor College of Charleston. Adjunct professor University of South Florida. Combat Artillery Officer United States Army.

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ADVISORY/PROFESSIONAL

SUPPORT

Daniel Beauvois

Polly Grunfeld-Sack (Cleveland USA) - GateHouse Media, Inc. General Counsel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer, Formerly Senior Vice President and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions of IMG Worldwide, Inc. (“IMG”), global sports, media and entertainment company, also served as IMG’s associate counsel and a vice president from 1992 to 2001. Prior to IMG, worked in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in their merger and acquisitions department. Holds bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and mathematics, a master’s degree in civil engineering, and a law degree (MIT, Stanford University).

(Belgium, South of France) Master in Social Communications (University of Brussels) twelve year within the computer industry in various marketing and communications management positions (1980-1991) founding managing director of ISPR GmbH in Munich (Germany) (1991-1997) managing director of ISL Television (London) and of the ISMM Group (Zug, Switzerland) (1997-2001) sailed from France to Australia (20042007) since 2008 consultant with Profile Partners Ltd (London) advising, inter alia, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on their international broadcasting rights.

The Student Service Department When students enroll, our team of professionals guides them through the orientation process. Students are enrolled in an orientation course that is appropriate to their grade level and enrollment status (full-time or part-time), which acclimates them to CMA and its learning process. Student Services welcomes families, answers questions during the orientation process and provides training and support for the CMA learning method. To ensure student success, families are encouraged to communicate with student services via a variety of methods. Throughout the year, student services proactively monitors student activities while in residence, encouraging and promoting time management and adequate academic progress and assistance where needed with the students’ demanding daily schedules of in-class and on the playing field regimen. The department ensures that students uphold the Academies’ code of conduct and demands of the programs delivered on-site daily throughout the year.

Parents play an essential role in preparing students for academic success. CMA families are highly diverse and come to CMA in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, from areas throughout the United States and around the world. Regardless of where our students are from, the Academy community shares the same passion for excellence in all facets of learning. Families, teachers, and staff believe that educational achievement should not be limited, and by allowing the student to establish their own educational goals, the results are more attainable and meaningful to the student. For decades, families have turned to CMA to participate in a high performance, high achievement environment. Parents who enroll their children in CMA seek a personalized approach that meets their child’s learning style, block scheduling, and a social and physical environment that is conducive to true learning. 9


In the CMA learning environment, students, coaches, and parents work together, all with a more active role, dedicated to helping the child achieve. Being a successful learner requires self-motivation, a commitment to time management, and a desire to achieve. Effective communication between parents, students, teachers, and coaches is the key to creating a learning team that ensures student success. Our educational model for learning encourages students to develop strong skills and a heightened sense of intrinsic motivation. As a result, students pursue their personal goals and interests in a very intense way, experiencing an amazing preparatory education and becoming primetime competitors ready to tackle all that they encounter.

TEACHER

SUPPORT

Teachers Provide Subject Matter Instruction Students participate in cooperative learning with multiple teachers in class who guide them through the learning process by personalizing the student’s educational experience during school hours. CMA teachers are fully qualified, experienced professionals, many of whom possess advanced degrees and are well versed in blended learning education. CMA teachers are credentialed, possess strong subject area expertise, and demonstrate a passion for teaching. At the core, our teachers’ goal is the understanding of teaching as a collaborative process, rather than just the delivery of instruction and assessment of student work. CMA understands the goal of education is to encourage students to discover and develop their interests, talents, and natural gifts. This approach inspires students to become active learners who think independently, communicate effectively, and see themselves as members of a global community. CMA teachers provide students with the necessary skills to become independent learners and self-directed individuals, confident about their life journey in education.

Grades and Feedback CMA teachers provide feedback, making comments that address each student’s areas of strength and challenge with expertise and compassion. Grades and student progress are viewed and shared with students and parents in our userfriendly, interactive grade book.

Mastery-Based Program Our program is mastery-based, meaning that our teachers can adjust the content or pace of lessons to suit the needs of students. Mastery-based education is centered on the principle that once students demonstrate that they have a proficient understanding of the lesson’s concepts; they may progress to subsequent lessons. This approach to learning allows students to work through lessons at their own speed, with opportunities to revise assignments until understanding is effectively demonstrated. It also encourages teachers to reinforce key curricular topics according to the needs of individual students. 10


Keeping in Touch and Providing Support Our Director of Academics keeps in frequent contact with students and parents, responding to questions through our interactive grade book, phone, email, video conferencing, Skype, or mail. Teachers support students in personalizing curriculum, advising academic strategies, and setting up guidelines for communication. In order to support the learning and strategies for student success, the student’s teachers also keep in contact with each other while supervised by the Director of Academics.

School and Classroom Hours of Operation CMA academic classroom operation is from 7:30am to 6:00pm daily, Monday through Friday. Daily evening classroom operations is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Monday – Thursday. There are study sessions on the weekend hosted by CMA teaching staff from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday for those in need of extra help with their studies.

Student to Teacher Ratio CMA is a brick and mortar school both mastery and cooperative based with a teacher to student ratio of 1 teacher for every 4 to 8 students. Imagine multiple students with multiple teachers in the same classroom setting - learning, lecturing, and sharing together. This approach inspires our students to become active learners who think independently, communicate effectively, and see themselves as capable learners. CMA takes the best elements of education and makes those elements the foundation of our school. We individualize education. We use technology to accelerate learning. We use professional educators to personalize the learning. Sport allows our student/athletes to function at peak intellectual and physical ability. CMA is excellence in education.

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TEACHER

SERVICES Providing Support

Personalization

Club Med Academies is dedicated to an Individualized education for every child. In order to accommodate the variety of grade levels and skill levels, Club Med Academies (CMA) uses a Blended delivery system. Research shows that Blended education is superior to either online education or face-to-face education. Blended Learning allows students in a brick and mortar setting to learn at their own pace at their own level. Students are mentored by certified teachers in their classrooms as they navigate the curriculum.

Often times in traditional school, the time right before lunch, right after lunch, and right before dismissal become a time where students are easily distracted. At CMA, students are in class two hours each morning, two hours each afternoon, and two hours each evening. This schedule allows concentrated effort without boredom. Each student is involved in a sport. That sport activity is two hours each morning, two hours each afternoon, and one hour each evening. This mixture of sport and academic rigor dispersed over the course of the day maximizes efficiency in both sport and academics. CMA is a boarding school. Each teacher is also engaged in student life. The mixture of sport and academics, and the presence of faculty evening and weekends is another strong building block of the relationships that make our learning environment superior. We truly are a family of students, teachers, and administrators with the same goal in mind, academic and athletic excellence.

Live Support and Interaction The traditional teacher-centered classroom often finds the teacher teaching to the middle of the class, guaranteeing that some students fall behind and some students are bored with content that does not challenge them. At CMA, students are always working at their level, never behind or ahead of their skill level. The certified teacher in the classroom monitors student progress in real time and at the end of the day. Once a week the certified teacher works with each student individually to reflect on their effectiveness with each content area. Text based or online learning can be boring and tedious. The CMA Blended environment removes the negatives associated with learning by the use of a certified teacher to motivate, encourage, mentor, and tutor each student based on that student’s needs. This truly individualized learning becomes a team effort. Relationships between student and professional educator become the key element that spurs academic excellence.

Customization CMA takes the best elements of education and makes those elements the foundation of our school. We individualize education. We use technology to accelerate learning. We use professional educators to personalize the learning. Sport allows our student/ athletes to function at peak intellectual and physical ability. CMA is excellence in education.

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SOCIAL LIFE &

COMMUNITY A wide variety of activities encourage students to create lasting friendships within a global community. Social life at Club Med Academies can be very rewarding for students who want to expand their horizons. Club Med Academies’ students are passionate about their education, talents, interests, and goals.

National Honor Society

Graduation

Club Med Academies School is proud to be a part of the National Honor Society (NHS). Since its inception in 1929, the National Honor Society has recognized outstanding high school students whose accomplishments go beyond excellent academic performance and include exceptional leadership, service, and character qualities. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students who have achieved this premier distinction. The Club Med Academies affiliation with the National Honor Society provides a unique forum in which the student leaders of our school can participate in service learning projects.

Each year, Club Med Academies hosts a graduation ceremony, where students have the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with their classmates and the school staff. Students from around the world often attend the commencement ceremony, which is complete with caps, gowns, and diplomas. The graduation ceremony is personal for graduates and families because it features inspiring statements from teachers about their experiences with graduating students.

Competitive Schedules Club Med Academies students attend events competing regionally, nationally and internationally throughout the year students and parents attend many of these events. With Club Med Academies staff traveling with, coaching, monitoring and supporting CMA student competitors all along the way.

Club Med Academies honors its new National Honor Society members with the traditional induction ceremony. This event is a milestone for students who have worked hard to meet NHS requirements and have completed challenging coursework and projects. The induction ceremony is a wonderful way for these students to celebrate their accomplishments as a group. Club Med Academies joins family members to honor students’ academic and personal achievements.

National Junior Honor Society The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the national organization that acknowledges outstanding middle school students beginning in the 7th grade. These students have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. The Club Med Academies School makes sure that NJHS is open to all eligible students who meet scholastic and character requirements. An official induction ceremony is held annually for NJHS students and their families. 13


Social Activities Club Med Academies offers its students and families opportunities to collaborate and make friends and participate fully CMA’s experience both within the confines of the property as well as within a secure network via Edufi a communication network used by many schools to connect the student body, teachers, coaches and parents.

Examples of clubs include:

On-site at Club Med Academies and within the edufi network, students may:

Kindergarten through Grade 6

The social and cultural activities on site have proven to be a wonderful way for students to form lasting friendships based on mutual inspiration and respect that span state and national boundaries.

Cooking Club Gardening Club Kitchen Science Club Music Club Pen Pal Club Pet Club Photography Club Songbirds Clubs (grades 5-8) Sports Club Storytelling Club Superstar Club World Current Events Club (grades 4-8) World Languages Club (grades K-2 & 3-6)

Guest Speakers

Grades 7 through 12

• Participate in clubs and find new friends • Participate in all of the Club Med programming activities on site at the academy such as visual arts, theatre, sailing, paddle board, golf, tennis, beach volleyball, book clubs, circus, culinary, photo, film, etc. • Pair up with study buddies • Post blog updates regarding their portfolio coursework and share their creative expressions

Club Med Academies students are invited to attend our series of lectures on site as well as online, which are called “Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women.” These exclusive live events feature inspiring stories from celebrated leaders in their fields. Symposia guests have included an best in class world renowned athletes, sports psychologists, photographers, scientist, astronaut, an award-winning documentary film director, a South Pole explorer, and an environmental activist. During the symposium, students are encouraged to ask questions, offer comments, and engage in discussions with peers and experts.

Art Club Book Club Computer App Club Craft Club Creative Thinking Club Creative Writing & Photography Club Debate Club (grades 9-12) Environmental Club Equestrian Club Fashion Club Film & Theatre Club French Club Gardening Club Model UN Club Music Club Songbirds Club Travel Club

Clubs Clubs are a key part the Club Med Academies’ school community, deepening relationships and providing students with the chance to work collaboratively. Clubs offer full-time students the opportunity to connect and socialize with other students who share their same interests, talents, and goals. Students gather in a stimulating, inviting, safe, and secure environment, where they can engage each other and dive more deeply into subjects that interest them. Students work together on projects and activities with the guidance of experienced, dynamic teachers. 14


ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL

PROGRAM Club Med Academies provides excellence in curriculum and instruction for elementary and middle school students. In partnership with parents and academic coaches, Club Med Academies nurtures each child’s natural creativity and love of learning, setting the stage for future academic success. At Club Med Academies, we take your children’s interests, abilities, talents, and style of learning into consideration when supporting their learning process. Whether your family is moving or traveling, your local school is not meeting your child’s needs, or you wish to play a more active role in your child’s education, Club Med Academies gives you the peace of mind and support of an accredited private school. We offer extensive options to our full-time students for a complete private school experience: • Admissions coordinator services

• Parent support services

• Learning styles profile & ongoing assessment

• Monthly department newsletter communications

• All textbook and online course materials

• Clubs and regional social events

• Student support services through our CMA Live site

• Regional face-to-face events

• Live Class Delivery

• Flexible, asynchronous, mastery-based learning

• Symposia with guest speakers

• Personalized approach based on learning style

• Interactive learning management system

• Teacher support service

• Mentoring program for 7th and 8th grade students

• National Junior Honor Society for students in 7th & 8th grades

• Course-specific diagnostic assessments

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PROGRAMS FOR OUR YOUNG STUDENTS

Elementary School, Grades K–5 The early years are a time for exploration, emotional growth, physical development, and fun. In elementary school, we nurture the natural love of learning with caring teachers and stimulating curriculum. Our project- based elementary curriculum, which is available to all students in kindergarten through 5th grade, integrates classic literary themes across all subject areas. Beginning in the 4th grade, students can begin taking text-based courses, and in 5th grade, students have the additional option of online courses. Club Med Academies also offers a variety of clubs for our Kindergarten through 6th grade students. This opportunity gives them a chance to share interests and interact with classmates once a month with a teacher providing an exciting learning experience sharing their passion for the club’s theme. Club Med Academies students emerge from the K–5 program with the foundation necessary to handle more challenging middle school work.

Middle School, Grades 6– 8 As students progress into their middle school years, our college prep program builds self-esteem and lays the groundwork for high school. Students in 6th through 8th grades can select project-based, text-based, or online courses or may choose a combination of curriculum options as needed to create an optimal learning experience. In addition, Club Med Academies offers opportunities for students to participate in our Gifted & Talented Academy starting in 6th grade. Beginning in 7th grade, students are eligible to join our online social network. The middle school counselor plays a key role in keeping students focused and on track, supporting academic success.

National Junior Honor Society The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was founded to acknowledge outstanding middle school students. This program honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. The Club Med Academies chapter of NJHS is open to all eligible students, beginning in 7th grade, who meet scholastic and character requirements. NJHS not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to continue their achievements through active involvement in school activities and community service.

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ACADEMIC OFFERINGS Choose a combination of curriculum that fits your student’s needs. Project-Based Curriculum Package (K – 8th Grade)

This exciting curriculum is based on award-winning classic literature and hands-on projects. The curriculum integrates language arts, math, social studies, health, science, and the arts around major themes. By integrating the subjects, the content becomes more relevant and approachable. Students are encouraged to explore concepts and areas of interest in depth with this platform. This curriculum helps develop student interest and individual needs. Innovative projects and activities are included in the schedule. Students take ownership and take pride in conducting the exciting activities and experiments. The package of materials includes an easy to follow manual with all subjects, and a weekly schedule, which guides students and parents through an entire academic year.

Textbook-Based Curriculum (4th – 8th Grade) Our textbook-based curriculum addresses the reading and writing processes with attention to the tremendous learning capacity inherent in each child. The books have been carefully selected because of the advanced content and appealing learning opportunity each provides. This welcoming curriculum provides thorough syllabus and quality material for each course. A detailed outline including objectives for each week is also included with the course. Captivating benchmarks and discussion topics are comprised throughout the year. Text based curriculum is sure to meet a variety of scheduling and individual needs. The student is provided the material in a manner that will develop a thorough understanding of the concepts.

Curriculum (5th – 8th Grade) Courses in core subjects for grades 5–8 combine the dynamic interactivity with assignments and assessments for understanding. Courses are delivered via our learning management system (LMS) and use interactive electronic textbooks. The schedule and sources are carefully selected. Students enjoy the full benefits of our LMS, which include: student- to-student interaction through discussion boards, access to multimedia resources within courses, and further development of 21st century skills. Children have a variety of unique learning styles and this curriculum can be adapted to the various dispositions and modalities of each of our students. The learner can expect to participate in interactive web activities, view movie clips, and take quizzes and assessments, all with the direction of our in-classroom teachers. This curriculum is sure to address the individual needs of our students and provide a rich and valuable learning experience.

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GIFTED &

TALENTED

Program offers a premier college preparatory experience for gifted children in grades 6 –12. With more than 20 years of distance learning experience, our program provides the one-on-one teacher support, challenging courses, and customized curriculum that gifted students need. Our Academy students are placed in the most appropriate courses for their learning level, regardless of their chronological age. The ideal candidate has a proven record of academic excellence, high achievement in areas of personal interest beyond academics, strong test results, and recommendations from teachers and mentors. The Academy provides a wide variety of educational options, including Honors and AP courses. All curricula are customizable for the specific needs and abilities of each child. Academy teachers have a high level of flexibility to accommodate a student’s academic needs and learning style. The Academy Project is an opportunity for each student to conduct in-depth research in an area of particular interest. The development of superior writing and research skills is an important aspect of this program component. Our Academy students present their research through an original piece of writing or through an exhibition, such as a film, photography collection, or the creation of a website. Some examples of past Academy Project topics include endangered species, autism, Irish dancing, bone injuries, and dog training. Students are encouraged to explore an area of interest to them. The Academy’s series of symposia on advanced topics feature guest speakers who are experts in their fields. Academy students work independently and with their teachers and also collaborate with like-minded peers through discussions, seminars, and classes. The Academy offers classroom experiences and the advantage of working in intimate small groups so students build peer relationships and feel supported by both peers and teachers. The Academy program coordinator holds conferences with families to stay current with each student’s progress and individual needs. These conferences discuss academic plans, course choices, support options, and other program components. A dedicated Academy school counselor is assigned to each student. This school counselor helps students create a long-term academic plan that includes coursework to best fit individual needs and abilities. The Academy’s 12-month enrollment period offers increased flexibility. Additionally, students can opt to stagger courses according to their own schedule and preferences. The Academy teacher group is a small cohort of teachers with specialized training and experience in gifted education. They are trained to create unique learning paths within their courses, enabling students to pursue greater depth and breadth in the content area, based on individual needs. Academy teachers specialize in the art of differentiated instruction for various types of gifted learners. One-on-one communication is the basis for an educational dialogue that encourages students to move beyond what they could achieve in a traditional setting. 18


SCHOOL

COUNSELING

School AD provides important support for full-time students in middle and high school. Academic Planning The academic plan is the result of a collaborative process between the family, admissions office, placement team, the head of educational development, and the Academic Director (AD). The process ensures that students’ specific needs and goals are addressed to help them attain academic success. The academic plan recommends carefully tailored placement options based on the student’s talents, skills, and educational experiences. The AD reviews the proposed academic plan and makes adjustments or recommendations for course selection (including honors or AP curriculum, as well as courses approved by NCAA) to meet the student’s goals.

Middle School Counseling Using a developmental approach, the middle school CMA strives to empower students to obtain their personal, social, and academic goals through the enhancement of student, parent, and staff connections, and increased opportunities for student socialization. Counselors address the academic, personal, and social needs of students, collaborate with the student’s teachers, and help students and their families prepare for high school. Middle school counseling also includes advising students and providing resources in regards to career exploration and development, providing support, and assisting students with their academic success by providing resources on time management. The also collaborates with parents to address important topics throughout the year through informational e-communications or direct phone call. The goal is to work towards a smooth transition into high school. The AD plays a key role in keeping students focused on academic success. In preparation for high school, 8th graders receive academic and college guidance to ensure they are on track to achieve their post-secondary goals. In their last year of middle school, students also receive a high school academic plan.

High School Counseling Our high school AD and academic coaching staff teach grade-level specific seminar courses, which are a key component to the college prep process. These courses introduce students to college and life planning, preparing for standardized tests, writing skills, decision-making strategies, time management, and academic integrity. Our AD, along with the NCAA compliance officer, help students build a four-year success plan aligned with their future goals, review graduation credits and transcripts, and serve as a resource for financial aid or scholarship information. Additionally, CMA school counseling consists of assisting families with college entrance exam preparation and testing, and composing letters of recommendation for college admissions applications. For students who have specialized college plans, our CMA provides advice tailored to these goals. Student athletes receive guidance about NCAA eligibility and academic plans appropriate to their plans to play college-level sports.

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HIGH SCHOOL

COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM Club Med Academies prepares students to enter the college of their choice. Club Med Academies is a private high school that offers a complete selection of core academic and elective courses required for graduation and admission to college. We emphasize critical thinking throughout our high school courses so that students are prepared for the rigor of college-level academics. The CMA advantage is in the relationships students cultivate with teachers, counselors, admissions coordinators, and peers. Club Med Academies combines all the benefits of a traditional private school with the flexibility of personalized distance learning. We offer extensive options to our full-time students for a complete private high school experience: • Admissions coordinator services

• Parent support services

• Advanced Placement (AP) courses

• Personalized learning approach

• All textbook and online course materials

• Prom & Graduation ceremony

• Clubs and community

• Records and transcripts

• College and life planning seminar

• Regional face-to-face events

• College prep courses

• Asynchronous, mastery-based learning

• Course-specific diagnostic assessments

• Student support services & office hours

• Diagnostic assessment for placement

• Symposia with guest speakers

• Electives, including World Language courses

• Teacher support services

• Expert school counseling services

• Classroom providing individualized multi teacher academic assistance

• Interactive Learning Management System • Learning Styles Profile & ongoing assessment • NCAA and University of CA a-g courses • National Honor Society

Our high school academic program prepares students for successful experiences in college and beyond, ensuring that they have essential 21st century skill development.

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COURSE POSSIBILITIES/OPTIONS Our school offers exceptional course and curriculum options for the college-bound student.

Language or AP courses that are not offered at their school, or want to get ahead by attending our SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS, CMA offers flexible, high-quality courses that meet students’ academic needs. Our staff has decades of experience working with students’ primary school to ensure that credits from CMA courses are transferred to the student’s high school transcript.

College Prep and Honors Courses

Part-time, Summer Camp, and Single Course Enrollments

CMA offers online and textbook-based curriculum options. Our high school courses combine the interactivity of the web with on- and off-line assignments. Our courses feature materials carefully chosen for their academic quality and suitability for a wide range of learning styles. College prep courses have been thoughtfully designed so that successful completion prepares students for college-level courses at the most demanding colleges and universities. In addition, our school provides a wide range of honors courses, which meet the needs of college-bound students seeking a challenging academic curriculum. The honors program takes college prep courses to the next level by focusing on critical thinking, research and writing skills, and creative application of ideas.

As an accredited school, Club Med Academies has an excellent track record of providing college prep courses to students who need to address issues of scheduling and availability. Whether students wish to take World Language or AP courses that are not offered at their school, or want to get ahead by taking courses during the summer, Club Med Academies offers flexible, high-quality courses that meet students’ academic needs. Our staff has decades of experience working with students’ primary school to ensure that credits from Club Med Academies courses are transferred to the student’s high school transcript. Club Med Academies is the perfect fit for students who wish to combine, student-centered courses with their primary school’s academic program.

Advanced Placement Courses Our school provides a wide variety of advanced placement (AP) courses, enabling students to take college-level courses and exams and earn college credit or placement while still in high school. Advanced placement programs emphasize vocabulary development, critical thinking, problem solving, expository writing, and research. Excellent AP exam scores enable many CMA graduates to be exempt from entry-level courses in college.

Advanced Placement Courses

Our school provides a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, enabling students to take college-level courses and exams and earn college credit or placement while still in high school. Advanced Placement programs emphasize vocabulary development, critical thinking, problem solving, expository writing, and research. Excellent AP exam scores enable many Club Med Academies graduates to be exempt from entry-level courses in college. Advanced Placement courses include a series of live exam prep sessions in April.

Weekly, summer and Single Course Enrollments As an accredited school, CMA has an excellent track record of providing college prep courses to students who need to address issues of scheduling and availability. Whether students wish to take World 21


Club Med Academies Advanced Placement courses include the following titles: AP Art

AP French

AP History

AP Macroeconomics

AP Calculus

AP Microeconomics

AP Chemistry

AP Psychology

AP Computer Science

AP Spanish

AP English

AP Statistics

AP European History

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP Environmental

AP U.S. History

AP Science

AP World History

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS High school students can create a course of study personalized for their interests and goals. To earn a college prep academic diploma, students must complete 23.5 credits of academic and elective courses. Students earn one credit (one year) for each 36-week course.

Full-Time Student Status Full-time students must take at least four courses per year, with three of those in core subjects. Semester students must take at least two credits per semester, with 1.5 of those in core subjects. The remaining credits may be earned as elective courses. In order to graduate in four years, students must take an average of six courses per year. CMA students work closely with our seasoned AD in order to ensure that graduation requirements are met.

Course Requirements The recommendations shown below provide a foundation from which students may begin planning for their high school course selection. College admissions policies and academic requirements vary widely. The sample course requirements and recommendations are not specific to any particular college or university. Our AD and Head of Academic Development help tailor the course list to match a student’s specific goals. College Prep Track 1 Minimum requirements for admissions into moderately selective colleges SUBJECT English Math

Social Studies

YEARS

CREDITS

YEARS

CREDITS

3

3

4

4

4 4

Science

2*

World Language

2

Fine Arts

Physical Education Health

Elective TOTAL

College Prep Track 2 Upper-level requirements in preparation for admission into more selective colleges

1 2

.5 4

4 4

4 4

2

3*

2

3

1 2

.5 5

23.5

*Includes a one-year lab

1 2

.5 2

4 4 3 1 3 2

.5 2

23.5

*Includes a two-year lab

• Math must include, at a minimum, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, or higher-level Math. • World Language must be two years of the same language. • Grade-level specific high school seminars (.5 credits) are required for each year of enrollment. • Personal Project Portfolios are available to earn elective credit. 23


HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESSIONS Club Med Academies’ high school students are provided with recommended academic plans to help them achieve their goals for college and career. The following course progressions in the core subject areas are used as a guide for families to understand how their children could progress through high school. These course progressions can be adapted to suit each student’s unique abilities and needs. In addition, these progressions are only intended to demonstrate one option on path for graduation. Most high school courses carry NCAA and University of California approval; please contact your admissions coordinator to learn more.

English 9th 10th 11th 12th

English Fundamentals World Literature American Literature or AP Language & Composition British Literature or AP Literature & Composition

Social Studies 9th 10th 11th 12th

World Cultures–Geography World History American History or AP US History Economics and Government or AP US Government & Politics and AP Macroeconomics

Math 9th 10th 11th 12th

Algebra 1 or Geometry World History Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus

Science 9th 10th 11th 12th

Earth Science or Biology Biology or Chemistry Chemistry or AP Chemistry Physics or AP Physics

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CMA COLLEGE

PLACEMENT 2012-2015 Penn University

Boston University

North Texas University

Wingate University

George Mason University

Middle Tennessee State

University of Kentucky

Kennessaw State University

Queens University

Limestone College

Rollins University

University of North Carolina

SIUE

Towson University

Erskine College

Harvard

University of Denver

Oregon

Boston University

Loyola University

Cowley County College

Boston College

Wright State University

William and Mary

LeHigh University

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ACADEMIC

TUITION & FEES Tuition costs for full-time enrollment vary based on grade level and courses selected and can range from approximately $11,500 – $15,000 for the entire school year. Below are examples of tuition for various full-time programs.

Example

6 College Prep Courses

4 College Prep Courses 2 Honors Courses

4 College Prep Courses 2 AP Courses

Full Time

$12,298

$13,500

$15,000

High school tuition fees are priced per course for one semester or a full year.

Course Type Semester Full Year

College Prep

Honors, Lab or World Language

Personal Project, PE

$2,050

$2,250

$500

Advanced Placement

$2,500

Additional Fees

• Grade-level specific high school seminars are required high school courses for a fee of $700. • Seniors pay a $350 senior matriculation services fee. This fee is paid at the onset of the senior year and covers the costs of services associated with matriculation and graduation from Club Med Academies, including academic records and transcripts, letters of recommendation, financial aid verification, and diploma. • Customization offerings enable teachers to develop a learning plan aligned to a student’s specific goals and learning styles. • A monthly processing fee applies if a payment plan is chosen. • IT fee of $500 per year. • Local Tournament Transportation Fee of $500. • Shipping fees and applicable taxes may apply.

Registration Fee

The annual registration fee of $250 for full-time enrollment and $100 for part-time enrollment includes a Learning Styles Profile interpretation, a standards-based placement assessment for Math and Language Arts, and an academic plan.

Tuition Discounts

School of Record/ Full-time families are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount for sibling or active military enrollments. Discounts may not be combined.

Payment Options and Refund Policies

We accept major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Bank Wire Transfer. Note: all credit card fees have an additional processing fee of 3%. Club Med Academies requires a payment of the academic portion of tuition in full prior to arrival. We are dedicated to providing students with a premier college preparatory education. In order to ensure the smooth progression of coursework and the maintenance of transcripts, our policies and refunds clearly define the respective responsibilities of Club Med Academies School and our students. Please review the most current policies on our website. *Prices and courses are subject to change without notice. Check our website for the latest information.

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CLUB MED ACADEMIES SCHOOL

2014-2015 COURSE CATALOG GRADES K-12 27


Elementary & Middle School

based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. Unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Course Offerings KINDERGARTEN

French 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary that they learned in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Project-Based Curriculum Package The Project-Based Kindergarten program integrates English, math, social studies, science, and physical education/health. The program follows the California State Education Standards for these subjects. The program includes seven award-winning literature books, each complete with a comprehensive curriculum, weekly lessons, and projects.

German 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Themes integrated into the subjects are friendship, families, communities, safety, and transportation. Children learn phonetics and beginning reading skills using the Merrill Skill textbook of Going Places and Bibs. Children practice writing skills in D’Nealian, which offers an easy transition to cursive in primary grades. To support parents in teaching early reading skills, the curriculum includes Reading & Writing — Where it All Begins, Reading Games for Young Children, Teacher’s Editions of Going Places and Bibs, and a set of alphabet flash cards. Singapore Math forms the foundation of the math program. The Home Instructors Guide, textbooks, and workbooks are accompanied by a set of math manipulatives.

German 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

The program encourages students to “think mathematically” by asking questions and using activities that help them to see mathematical patterns and relationships in everyday life. Students solve problems in a variety of ways in order to understand the way mathematical processes work. By focusing on mathematical understanding, the program aims to help students develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills; this includes using and applying mathematics to practical, real-life situations, as well as within the discipline of mathematics itself. The science program is based on the book Quick and Easy Science Fun, which provides a variety of science experiments to teach concepts appropriate for kindergarten

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Additional Materials

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces longterm cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program (includes teacher service)

$90

Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple— through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

Spanish 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary that they learned in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

French 1

Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity

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1ST GRADE

have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Project-Based Curriculum Package Club Med Academies School believes it is important to approach students in ways that make sense to them. Children 4–8 years of age generally think of the world, school, subjects, and coursework as part of one great big experience. With that in mind, we have developed a curriculum for grades K–3 that integrate the subjects and focuses on meaningful projects that are engaging to students. Academic skills are woven into these larger learning experiences, whereby students learn in the context of meaningful and interesting topics.

German 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

The 1st grade project-based curriculum is aligned to the California State Standards for Education in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, and P.E. The curriculum manual brings all books and resources together into weekly sets of activities and tasks spread across all the subjects, tying themes and skills together where they naturally connect.

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces longterm cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. Unique power speak12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Additional Materials Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program $90

Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

Spanish 2

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple — through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

French 1

Al Abacus Math Card Games (Portfolio)

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

$170

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, and picture and hands on learners. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations.

French 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

German 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students

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2ND GRADE

German 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Project-Based Curriculum Package Club Med Academies School believes it is important to approach students in ways that make sense to them. Children 4–8 years of age generally think of the world, school, subjects, and coursework as part of one great big experience. With that in mind, we have developed a curriculum for grades K–3 that integrate the subjects and focuses on meaningful projects that are engaging to students. Academic skills are woven into these larger learning experiences, whereby students learn in the context of meaningful and interesting topics.

German 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

The 2nd grade project-based curriculum is aligned to the California State standards for Education in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, and P.E. The curriculum manual brings all books and resources together into weekly sets of activities and tasks spread across all the subjects, tying themes and skills together where they naturally connect.

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique power speak12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Additional Materials Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program $90

Spanish 2

Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple — through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

French 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Al Abacus Math Card Games

$170

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, and picture and hands on learners. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations.

French 2

Link-Up™ to Math: Multiplication Facts

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

$125

A complete program for memorizing the multiplication facts with no stress or hassle – all the facts are set to rhyming songs. This program is for all modalities: auditory listening and verbal, visual print and picture, tactile- kinesthetic hands-on, whole body, sketching, and writing. Plus it’s fun! It comes complete with a CD of songs, laminated lyric cards, blank cards for sketching, and lesson plans.

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3RD GRADE

German 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Project-Based Curriculum Package Club Med Academies School believes it is important to approach students in ways that make sense to them. Children 4–8 years of age generally think of the world, school, subjects, and coursework as part of one great big experience. With that in mind, we have developed a curriculum for grades K–3 that integrates the subjects and focuses on meaningful projects that are engaging to students. Academic skills are woven into these larger learning experiences, whereby students learn in the context of meaningful and interesting topics.

German 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

The 3rd grade project-based curriculum is aligned to the California State Standards for Education in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, and P.E. The curriculum manual brings all books and resources together into weekly sets of activities and tasks spread across all the subjects, tying themes and skills together where they naturally connect.

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Additional Materials Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program $90

Spanish 2

Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple — through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

French 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Al Abacus Math Card Games $170

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, and picture and hands on learners. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations.

French 2

Link-Up™ to Math: Multiplication Facts $125

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

A complete program for memorizing the multiplication facts with no stress or hassle – all the facts are set to rhyming. This program is for all modalities: auditory listening and verbal, visual print and picture, tactile- kinesthetic hands-on, whole body, sketching, and writing. Plus it’s fun! It comes complete with a CD of songs, laminated lyric cards, blank cards for sketching, and lesson plans. Parents can record student progress in the included portfolio.

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Link-Up™ to Writing with Spelling

important contributions to our shared history. The course covers our land and its resources, the economy, the people and the biographies of significant individuals, as well as our place in the world. Students will learn to think critically, analyze, and compare events and apply these skills in written evaluations and time lines.

$265

Link-Up to Writing with Spelling is for everyone. It enhances skills in reading, comprehension, writing and spelling. Lesson plans for up to 72 weeks make writing fun for even the most reluctant writers. The course focuses on observation, brainstorming and organization skills.

Math

Students select either Math 4S or Math 4E

Math 4S

Part 1: Laying the Foundation – contains pre-writing activities and positive learning experiences. Includes instruction on word and picture mapping, blank cards to get started mapping and laminated reference card.

This method is designed to make learning math a fun process, one that is fairly easy to understand and retain. Every skill the student study is reviewed periodically in chapter exercises and tests so it is not forgotten and can be used for life. Concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals are just some of the topics the student will study, and all lessons cover and encompass the national math standards 4th grade students are expected to master by year’s end.

Part 2: Building on the Foundation – Blueprints for Paragraphs and Reports – Part 2 guides students step by step in writing sentences, paragraphs, and then reports, utilizing the information mapping approach taught in Part 1.

Math 4E

Part 3: Spelling: Weird words – Is for visual picture and tactilekinesthetic learners for whom spelling does not make sense! Materials include blank cards for students to make their own word Link-Ups, laminated reference cards and lesson plans for 18 weeks. This program is for students who can spell phonetically but don’t get the “weird” words, such as though, friend, said, was, does, etc.

Math 4E is a 36-week course and is broken into 20 topics, all aligned with California’s academic content standards. Students will review the various mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, then continue with more advanced operations. The topics covered include all the strands of mathematics: geometry, algebra, fractions, decimals, measurement, data and graphs, and probability. Each chapter begins with a review section, contains a series of sequential lessons on the topic, and concludes with a review lesson, test prep, and re-teaching pages. Each chapter is also interspersed with problem-solving activities for real-life application

4TH GRADE

Project-Based Curriculum Package

Science

Fourth graders receive six award-winning classical literature books (e.g. Island of the Blue Dolphins and James and the Giant Peach), each complete with a comprehensive teaching curriculum; three additional workbooks/puzzles in language arts; a fourth grade reading skills text; and two literature books that combine the study of ecology with that of our largest state, Alaska. History and geography are integrated into the literature as well as other guided activities.

Fourth grade science focuses on basic science literacy in the physical life and Earth sciences. Life science covers cells to ecosystems, plants and animals, and basic life processes. Earth science introduces the history of the Earth, features of the Earth’s surface and interior, the solar system, water, and weather. Physical science introduces the concepts of the properties and changes of matter, forms of energy, and electricity and magnetism. Students are required to explore the use of the scientific method through a wide range of activities and experiments.

For math, parents receive the very comprehensive Saxon series (much admired and used by homeschooling families) or Prentice Hall enVisions Math. Science uses a book that includes plenty of opportunities for hands-on activities. Project- based includes: Reading Comprehension Book 2, Bite of the Gold Bug, By the Great Horn Spoon!, Fourth Grade Science, Grammar and Writing Skills, Read and Understand Nonfiction, Island of the Blue Dolphins, James and the Giant Peach, Problem of the Week: Grades 3-4, Matilda, Saxon Math Grade 4 or envisions Math, Swimmer, Writing Fun, and Fantasies.

Art

Our art text is a wonderful and varied art experience for 4th graders. Students will explore a wide range of artistic styles and concepts in this engaging and colorful text filled with enriching and enjoyable activities.

Health/P.E. Portfolio

The Fourth Grade Health and Physical Education Portfolio combines a semester of P.E. with a semester of health, all in a fun workbook format. Students choose their own physical education activities while completing worksheets on the human body. Some of the health topics covered include: self-esteem, friends, growing up, emotions, importance of rest and sleep, nutrition, safety, families, and effects of tobacco.

Textbook-Based Curriculum English

English for 4th grade takes the reader on a wide variety of adventures to solve mysteries, meet interesting characters, travel to distant places, learn about animals, and go to the furthest reaches of the imagination in fantasy. Students will also use the related workbooks, read books independently, perform hands-on projects, and continue to develop your grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Social Studies / States and Regions

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces longterm cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students

Fourth grade history is based upon the Houghton Mifflin Social Studies Series. It can be completed in 36 weeks and covers the various regions of our country from their early beginnings through their most

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text and a grammar workbook are provided to continue language skill development. American history and geography are learned concurrently with literature, a unit on the geography of the United States, and several units on various eras in U.S. history.

loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

For math, parents receive the very comprehensive Saxon series that includes substantial opportunities for drill and practice or Prentice Hall enVisions Math. Science is comprised of The Private Eye/Thinking by Analysis that includes a jeweler’s loupe to examine the world and an introduction to astronomy that uses The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System. Project-based includes: A Wrinkle in Time; Caddie Woodlawn; Discovering the World of Geography; Kids Discover (four booklets); Dear Dr. Henshaw; Grammar and Writing Skills; Estimation; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Literature Answer Packet; The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System; The Private Eye (science set w/loupe); The Shark Beneath the Reef; The Sign of the Beaver; Sounder; Saxon Math Grade 5 or enVisions Math; Thank You Jackie Robinson; and Reading Comprehension Book 3.

Spanish 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

French 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Textbook-Based Curriculum English Reading Expeditions, Workbook, Practice Workbook

This course continues the State of California-recommended Houghton Mifflin Reading series. The anthology of carefully selected pieces captures student interest with adventures, mysteries, memorable characters, and prompts that spark creative thinking. Related workbooks develop grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills, while written reports, oral presentations, hands-on projects, and independent readings appeal to the full spectrum of learning styles and dispositions.

French 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Social Studies United States History—Early Years

German 1

The course begins with the geography of America. It continues with a study of the first Americans and their early tribal societies and civilizations. It continues with the first European explorers and their interactions with native people. The heart of the course focuses on the transition from a British colony to an independent nation based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The course also covers the Civil War and industrialization. The course concludes with chapters on immigration and the United States today.

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Math

German 2

Students select either Math 5S or Math 5E, Math 5S

Math 5S covers a study of percentages, beginning geometry, the number line, problem solving, metric measurement, estimating, money, graphs, probability, decimals, fractions, negative numbers, and more. Math 5S tests and answers are included.

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Math 5E

In this course, students will review the various mathematical operations and properties; write and solve algebraic equations, expressions, and patterns; work with fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages; study geometry and measurements; learn to use integers and number lines; graph data; answer probability questions; and put their math skills to practical use by constructing and solving a wide variety of word problems.

5TH GRADE

Project-Based Curriculum Package Fifth grade includes six award-winning classical literature books (e.g. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and A Wrinkle in Time), each complete with a comprehensive teaching curriculum. A reading skills

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the chance to explore science as opposed to only reading about the concepts. Weekly assignments may include reading from the textbook, answering questions, conducting an experiment, or completing a quick Insta-Lab. Students will receive a lab kit and manual along with their textbook and syllabus access.

Science

Throughout the year, students will learn to think and act like scientists by learning a wide array of topics from cell structures to planets. This course is driven by investigation, and students will have many opportunities to design and implement their own experiments. Weekly assignments may include reading from the Textbook, answering questions, conducting an experiment, or completing a quick Insta-Lab. Students will receive a lab kit and manual along with their textbook and course syllabus. Additional materials will be necessary for some of the labs, but most materials are readily available in your home or in a local store for minimal cost.

Health/P.E. Portfolio

The Fifth Grade Health and Physical Education Portfolio combines a semester of P.E. with a semester of health, all in a fun workbook format. Students choose their own physical education activities while completing worksheets on the human body. Some of the health topics covered include: abuse, feelings, first aid, childhood diseases, illness, safety, eyes, and tooth care.

Elective Courses

Online—Web-Based Curriculum

Spanish 1

English

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

English 5 consists of six thematic units divided into six lessons per unit. The sixth lesson of each unit is a Milestone assignment designed for the purpose of allowing students a time of reflection followed by the assessment of skills covered in the previous five lessons. Throughout the course, assignments have been care- fully and deliberately created to meet the learning needs of all students. This course continues English language development at the 5th grade level. The focus is on building vocabulary, learning and using spelling and grammar rules, reading and comprehending a variety of materials in various genres, and improving writing skills. This year, special emphases are given to reading and evaluating informational materials, improving organizational and study skills, recognizing and understanding the parts of speech, refining usage of punctuation, analyzing and comparing form and voice across genres, and writing paragraphs and short essays.

Spanish 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Social Studies United States History—Early Years

French 1

The course begins with the geography of America. It continues with a study of the first Americans and their early tribal societies and civilizations. It continues with the first European explorers and their interactions with native people. The heart of the course focuses on the transition from a British colony to an independent nation based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The course also covers the Civil War and industrialization. The course concludes with chapters on immigration and the United States today.

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Math 5E

French 2

In this course, students will review the various mathematical operations and properties; write and solve algebraic equations, expressions, and patterns; work with fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages; study geometry and measurements; learn to use integers and number lines; graph data; answer probability questions; and put their math skills to practical use by constructing and solving a wide variety of word problems.

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Science

German 1

5th Grade Science uses Harcourt’s California Science textbook to introduce a wide array of topics from cell structures to planets. Throughout the year, students will learn to think and act like scientists. Not only will students learn about many of life’s wonders, but they will also get the chance to learn about some influential scientists of today. This course is driven by investigation, and students will have many opportunities to design and implement their own experiments. These investigations will aid in comprehension and will give students

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

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Link-Up™ to Writing with Spelling

German 2

$265

Link-Up to Writing with Spelling is for everyone. It enhances skills in reading, comprehension, writing and spelling. Lesson plans for up to 72 weeks make writing fun for even the most reluctant writers. The course focuses on observation, brainstorming and organization skills.

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Part 1: Laying the Foundation – contains pre-writing activities and positive learning experiences. Includes instruction on word and picture mapping, blank cards to get started mapping and laminated reference card.

Latin 1

Part 2: Building on the Foundation – Blueprints for Paragraphs and Reports – Part 2 guides students step by step in writing sentences, paragraphs, and then reports, utilizing the information mapping approach taught in Part 1.

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Part 3: Spelling: Weird words – Is for visual picture and tactilekinesthetic learners for whom spelling does not make sense! Materials include blank cards for students to make their own word Link-Ups, laminated reference cards and lesson plans for 18 weeks. This program is for students who can spell phonetically but don’t get the “weird” words, such as though, friend, said, was, does, etc.

Additional Materials Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program $120

Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple — through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

Decimals, Fractions, Measurements and Percentages $40 each Al Abacus Math Card Games $170

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, picture and hands on learners, and for families to play together. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations

Link-Up™ to Math: Multiplication Facts $125

A complete program for memorizing the multiplication facts with no stress or hassle – all the facts are set to rhyming songs. This program is for all modalities: auditory listening and verbal, visual print and picture, tactile- kinesthetic hands-on, whole body, sketching, and writing. Plus it’s fun! It comes complete with a CD of songs, laminated lyric cards, blank cards for sketching, and lesson plans. Parents can record student progress in the included portfolio.

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Math 6P

This course is designed to provide students with a pedagogically sound math program. Each lesson is designed so that students have multiple opportunities to practice the concepts and skills introduced. Along with the textbook, students benefit from the use of a CD-ROM containing an interactive textbook with videos, practice activities, and self-check quizzes that give students immediate feedback. Students will also enjoy the many extra resources suggested throughout the course, which provide them with multiple methods of learning the concepts. Topics covered include: decimals, fractions, geometry, equations, proportions, measurement, and data analysis. Overall, this program will foster independent thinking and problem solving and will prepare students for Pre-Algebra.

Project-Based Curriculum Package Language arts in 6th grade includes seven award-winning classical literature books (e.g. The Cay and The Summer of the Swans), each complete with a comprehensive teaching curriculum, answer books for the comprehension questions, and a grammar workbook. Ancient history is studied concurrently through literature, workbook activities, and a wide variety of options for independent research. Science concentrates on the study of Earth and space with both a text/ workbook and plenty of opportunity for independent research. Projectbased includes: Ancient Civilizations, The Cay, Earth and Space Science Internet and Workbook, The Golden Goblet, Grammar and Writing Skills, Homesick, Johnny Tremaine, Literature Answer Packet, Maroo of the Winter Caves, Problem of the Week Grades 5–6, Saxon Math Grade 6 or Prentice Hall Math, The Summer of the Swans, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, World Geography, Science Tutor: Earth and Space Grade 6.

Science Earth Science

Earth Science explores the systems of Earth and how those systems function as an integrated whole. Topics include: rocks, minerals, and soil; erosion; earthquakes and volcanoes; and weather and climate, ecosystems, and energy. The course contains a combination of reading, review questions, research, experiments, projects, and tests. It is a challenging and thorough course, which utilizes a beautifully illustrated and well-organized textbook.

Textbook-Based Curriculum English Literature

Online—Web-Based Curriculum

This course is divided into six units, each introduced and guided by award-winning contemporary authors who present students with literary concepts and discuss different writing processes using their own works as models. At the end of each unit, a Milestone Lesson is given to assess students’ comprehension, literary analysis skills, and proper grammar usage.

English Literature

This course is divided into six units, each introduced and guided by award-winning contemporary authors who present students with literary concepts and discuss different writing processes using their own works as models. At the end of each unit, a Milestone Lesson is given to assess students’ comprehension, literary analysis skills, and proper grammar usage.

Social Studies Ancient Civilization

Sixth grade World History, Ancient Civilization focuses on many places around the world. Students will discover the places where ancient civilizations began, how geography influenced early cultures, and how early cultures have helped shape the world today. Some of the main places students will study are Mesoamerica, Rome, Greece, China, India, Eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush. These are key places where ancient people created the first complex societies, cities, governments, and empires.

Social Studies Ancient Civilization

Students in grade six expand their understanding of History, Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, and Individuals, Society, and Culture by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Students will have the opportunity to explore civilizations by learning about the history, culture, citizenship, economy, religions, and, government of the different cultures present at that time. In so doing, the students will learn utilize math, science, technology, and critical thinking skills in daily learning. Students analyze the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link between our World today and these ancient worlds.

Math

Students select either Math 6S, Math 6E, or Math 6P

Math 6S

Math 6S offers practice in decimals, fractions, money, linear measurement, perimeter, area, volume, place value, percentages, ratios, unit conversion, probability, angle measurement, and more. Math 6S tests and answers are included.

Math

Math 6E

Students select either Math 6E or Math 6P

In this course, students will review the various mathematical operations and properties; write and solve algebraic equations, expressions, and patterns; work with fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages; study geometry and measurements; learn to use integers and number lines; graph data; answer probability questions; and put their math skills to practical use by constructing and solving a wide variety of word problems.

Math 6E

In this course, students will review the various mathematical operations and properties; write and solve algebraic equations, expressions, and patterns; work with fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages; study geometry and measurements; learn to use integers and number lines; graph data; answer probability questions; and put their math skills to practical use by constructing and solving a wide variety of word problems.

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The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Math 6P

French 2

This course is designed to provide students with a pedagogically sound math program. Each lesson is designed so that students have multiple opportunities to practice the concepts and skills introduced. Along with the textbook, students benefit from the use of a CD-ROM containing an interactive textbook with videos, practice activities, and self-check quizzes that give students immediate feedback. Students will also enjoy the many extra resources suggested throughout the course, which provide them with multiple methods of learning the concepts. Topics covered include: decimals, fractions, geometry, equations, proportions, measurement, and data analysis. Overall, this program will foster independent thinking and problem solving and will prepare students for Pre-Algebra.

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

German 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Science Earth Science

Earth Science explores the systems of Earth and how those systems function as an integrated whole. Topics include rocks, minerals and soil; erosion; earthquakes and volcanoes; and weather and climate, ecosystems, and energy. The course contains a combination of reading, review questions, research, experiments, projects, and tests.

German 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Health/P.E. Portfolio

The Sixth Grade Health and Physical Education Portfolio combines a semester of P.E. with a semester of health, all in a fun workbook format. Students choose their own physical education activities while completing worksheets on the human body. Some of the health topics covered include: puberty, HIV-AIDS, exercise, nutrition, dental health, preventing and treating injuries, sunburns, cancer, bites and stings, safety, poison prevention, and evaluating good health information on the Internet.

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Latin 2

Students with a beginning foundation in Latin will see their skills soar through compelling lessons that give them access to content so interesting that they forget they are learning Latin. This unique learning methodology, which relies heavily on games and stories, works effectively to take students from a tentative understanding of Latin basics to a greater level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.

Spanish 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Mandarin Chinese 1

A multimedia, game-based approach makes this introductory Mandarin Chinese course different from traditional approaches to language learning. Advanced teaching techniques are used to turn compelling adventures and activities into rigorous lessons in grammar and vocabulary. This course provides a solid foundation for reading, speaking, writing, and understanding Mandarin Chinese and cultivates a passion for the language through exposure to culture and dynamic experiences of real people and real places.

French 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces longterm cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun.

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Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple— through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

Mandarin Chinese 2

Students with a beginning foundation in Mandarin Chinese will see their skills soar through compelling lessons that give them access to content so interesting that they forget they are learning Mandarin Chinese. This unique learning methodology, which relies heavily on games and stories, works effectively to take students from a tentative understanding of Mandarin Chinese basics to a greater Level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.

Decimals, Fractions, Measurements, and Percentages $40 each Al Abacus Math Card Games

Middle School Photography: Drawing with Light

$170

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, and picture and hands on learners. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations. (This package can be used for multiple school years as original purchase will contain grade levels 1-8).

—Semester

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo-composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.

Link-Up™ to Math: Multiplication Facts $125

A complete program for memorizing the multiplication facts with no stress or hassle – all the facts are set to rhyming songs. This program is for all modalities: auditory listening and verbal, visual print and picture, tactile- kinesthetic hands-on, whole body, sketching, and writing. Plus it’s fun! It comes complete with a CD of songs, laminated lyric cards, blank cards for sketching, and lesson plans.

Environmental Science—Kids4Earth $525 semester / $750 year

The Environmental Science Program, “Kids4Earth,” offers students opportunities to learn about, and to take action on, a wide range of environmental issues in order to become productive, environmentallyminded citizens. The program features Global 500 Laureates who have won world recognition from The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for their outstanding achievements in bringing about environmental awareness and change. During this course, students will learn that they can and do make a difference through their actions. They will receive practical advice for enhancing the environment from the laureates, and they will be offered numerous cross-cultural and leadership opportunities in the form of “EcoActivities” that protect, preserve, and support the environment. Laureates from around the world will reach out and share their knowledge and experience. Students will be introduced to fascinating information about our planet and the myriad of life forms that call it home. The first semester focuses on the living earth, terrestrial and aquatic. The second semester focuses on life at home in the universe, the history of life on earth, the geological time scale, great turning points in earth history, atmospheric history, and mass extinctions. Throughout the course, students will discover the many ways they can establish a positive way into the future through ecological designs, protection of life on earth, and stewardship of the atmosphere, oceans, and ecosystems. Endorsed by UNEP, Kid’s4Earth is aligned to National NAAEE Standards for environmental education for Grades 5–8 and the California Life Science Standards for 7th Grade.

Link-Up™ to Writing with Spelling $265

Link-Up to Writing with Spelling is for everyone. It enhances skills in reading, comprehension, writing and spelling. Lesson plans for up to 72 weeks make writing fun for even the most reluctant writers. The course focuses on observation, brainstorming and organization skills. Part 1: Laying the Foundation – contains pre-writing activities and positive learning experiences. Includes instruction on word and picture mapping, blank cards to get started mapping and laminated reference card. Part 2: Building on the Foundation – Blueprints for Paragraphs and Reports – Part 2 guides students step by step in writing sentences, paragraphs, and then reports, utilizing the information mapping approach taught in Part 1. Part 3: Spelling: Weird words – Is for visual picture and tactilekinesthetic learners for whom spelling does not make sense! Materials include blank cards for students to make their own word Link-Ups, laminated reference cards and lesson plans for 18 weeks. This program is for students who can spell phonetically but don’t get the “weird” words, such as though, friend, said, was, does, etc.

Additional Materials Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program $120

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provide them with multiple methods of learning the concepts. Topics covered include: decimals, fractions, geometry, equations, proportions, measurement, and data analysis. Overall, this program will foster independent thinking and problem solving and will prepare students for Pre-Algebra.

Project-Based Curriculum Package Language arts in 7th grade includes seven award-winning classical literature books (e.g. The Incredible Journey and The Hobbit), each complete with a comprehensive teaching curriculum, answer books for the comprehension questions, and a grammar book that effectively combines humor with the study of grammar. World cultures are studied concurrently through literature and a variety of options for independent research. Math includes the very comprehensive Saxon series that includes substantial opportunities for drill and practice. Science includes texts on biology theory, a book of experiments, and options for intensive biology research/study projects. Project-based includes: A Girl Named Disaster, Biology for Every Kid, Biology Literacy Series w/Teacher Guide, The Door in the Wall, Grammar and Writing Skills, The Hobbit, The Incredible Journey, Literature Answer Packet, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Saxon Math: Grade 7, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Year of Impossible Goodbyes.

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra provides students with a solid preparation for algebra and geometry. Students will build on previously developed arithmetic skills to expand their algebraic thinking skills. Students will cover topics including solving equations and inequalities containing fractions and decimals, ratios, linear functions, graphing, spatial thinking, finding area and volume of geometric figures, and right triangles. The program also provides numerous opportunities to assess basic skills along with abundant remediation and intervention activities found throughout the course. Students have access to practice exercises and will also utilize many resources, which will help to solidify the concepts covered throughout the course.

Science Life Science

Textbook-based Curriculum

This course uses a beautifully designed, engaging textbook. Students complete lab exercises, study real-world applications, and keep a science journal to learn the fundamental concepts of life science. Topics covered include: the characteristics of living things, fundamentals of biochemistry, history of life on Earth, cells, evolution and heredity, plants, the animal kingdom, and the human body.

English Literature

This course is divided into six units, each introduced and guided by award-winning contemporary authors who present students with literary concepts and discuss different writing processes using their own works as models. At the end of each unit, a Milestone Lesson is given to assess students’ comprehension, literary analysis skills, and proper grammar usage.

Online—Web-Based Curriculum English Literature

Social Studies Medieval and Early Modern Times

This course is divided into six units, each introduced and guided by award-winning contemporary authors who present students with literary concepts and discuss different writing processes using their own works as models. At the end of each unit, a Milestone Lesson is given to assess students’ comprehension, literary analysis skills, and proper grammar usage.

Dynamic changes occurred throughout the world from 400 to 1800. Club Med Academies addresses those changes through study of the geography, culture, economics, governing structures, belief systems, and scientific discoveries of the times. Each chapter begins with a story out of the civilization’s culture, and study continues with readings of primary source material, graphs and maps, and time lines along with an excellent textbook, which reinforces reading comprehension and key test-taking skills.

Social Studies World History & Cultures

Students will be taken through the disciplines of word history, landform and geography, money and economics, the powers and parallels of political science, sociology, and anthropology. Through hands-on tutorials and interaction with animation that brings this history to life, students will acquire the skills necessary to study and understand world cultures, while examining their unique physical features using state-ofthe-art electronic geographic tools. Beginning with the mysteries of the ancient empires of the Americas, students will discover and understand the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of the Franks in Europe, and uncover the enchanting Kingdom of Ghana. Students will be taken through Revolutionary Europe, then to the Industrial Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, and on to World Wars I and II. They’ll discover the wonders of Colonial India, become informed about the United Nations as a peacekeeping and political force, the politics of the war in Vietnam, and past and current issues in the Middle East. Finally, they’ll discover modern Africa and understand its history, to end with a broad but compelling introduction to the Information and Space Ages.

Math

Students select either Math 7S, Math 7P, or Pre-Algebra

Math 7S

Math 7S offers an incremental approach to mathematics. Students receive practice in word problems, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, perimeter, circumference, area, volume, ratios, proportion, exponents, scientific notation, signed numbers, mean, median, mode, sales tax, solving equations, and more. Math 7S tests and answers are included.

Math 7P

This course is designed to provide students with a pedagogically sound math program. Each lesson is designed so that students have multiple opportunities to practice the concepts and skills introduced. Along with the textbook, students benefit from the use of a CD-ROM containing an interactive textbook with videos, practice activities, and self-check quizzes that give students immediate feedback. Students will also enjoy the many extra resources suggested throughout the course, which

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aquatic. The second semester focuses on life at home in the universe, the history of life on earth, the geological time scale, great turning points in earth history, atmospheric history, and mass extinctions. Throughout the course, students will discover the many ways they can establish a positive way into the future through ecological designs, protection of life on earth, and stewardship of the atmosphere, oceans, and ecosystems. Endorsed by UNEP, Kid’s4Earth is aligned to National NAAEE Standards for environmental education for Grades 5–8 and the California Life Science Standards for 7th Grade.

Math

Students select either Math 7S or Pre-Algebra

Math 7S

Math 7S offers an incremental approach to mathematics. Students receive practice in word problems, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, perimeter, circumference, area, volume, ratios, proportion, exponents, scientific notation, signed numbers, mean, median, mode, sales tax, solving equations, and more.

Health/P.E. Portfolio

The Seventh Grade Health and Physical Education Portfolio combines a semester of P.E. with a semester of health, all in a fun workbook format. Students choose their own physical education activities while completing worksheets on the human body. Some of the health topics covered include: human senses, systems of the body, and proper care of the growing body.

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra provides students with a solid preparation for algebra and geometry. Students will build on previously developed arithmetic skills to expand their algebraic thinking skills. Students will cover topics including solving equations and inequalities containing fractions and decimals, ratios, linear functions, graphing, spatial thinking, finding area and volume of geometric figures, and right triangles. The program also provides numerous opportunities to assess basic skills along with abundant remediation and intervention activities found throughout the course. Students have access to practice exercises and will also utilize many resources, which will help to solidify the concepts covered throughout the course.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Science

Students select either Life Science or Environmental Science

Life Science

Life Science covers a broad range of subject matter. Students study the scientific method; properties of light; cell structure, function, processes, and energy; genetics and heredity; agricultural technology and genetic engineering; evolution and classification of organisms; geology, plate tectonics, seismology, and geotechnical engineering; viruses, bacteria, protist, and fungi; the structure and function of plants; fossil fuels; invertebrates; vertebrates; and the structure and function of the human body, including the skeletal and muscular systems, circulation and respiration, the nervous system, the endocrine system, human reproduction, and the long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse. The course contains a combination of reading, review questions, research, experiments, projects, and tests. It is a challenging and thorough course, which utilizes a beautifully illustrated and well- organized textbook.

Spanish 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

French 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

Environmental Science—Kids4Earth

The Environmental Science Program, “Kids4Earth,” offers students opportunities to learn about, and to take action on, a wide range of environmental issues in order to become productive, environmentallyminded citizens. The program features Global 500 Laureates who have won world recognition from The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for their outstanding achievements in bringing about environmental awareness and change. During this course, students will learn that they can and do make a difference through their actions. They will receive practical advice for enhancing the environment from the laureates, and they will be offered numerous cross-cultural and leadership opportunities in the form of “EcoActivities” that protect, preserve, and support the environment. Laureates from around the world will reach out and share their knowledge and experience. Students will be introduced to fascinating information about our planet and the myriad of life forms that call it home. The first semester focuses on the living earth, terrestrial and

French 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

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Drawing with Light —Semester

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo-composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.

German 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

German 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Additional Materials

Elective Portfolio Record and document your elective program $150 Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple — through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese.

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Decimals, Fractions, Measurements and Percentages $40 each Al Abacus Math Card Games $170

Latin 2

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, and picture and hands on learners. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations.

Students with a beginning foundation in Latin will see their skills soar through compelling lessons that give them access to content so interesting that they forget they are learning Latin. This unique learning methodology, which relies heavily on games and stories, works effectively to take students from a tentative understanding of Latin basics to a greater level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.

Link-Up™ to Math: Multiplication Facts $125

A complete program for memorizing the multiplication facts with no stress or hassle – all the facts are set to rhyming songs. This program is for all modalities: auditory listening and verbal, visual print and picture, tactilekinesthetic hands-on, whole body, sketching, and writing. Plus it’s fun! It comes complete with a CD of songs, laminated lyric cards, blank cards for sketching, and lesson plans.

Mandarin Chinese 1

A multimedia, game-based approach makes this introductory Mandarin Chinese course different from traditional approaches to language learning. Advanced teaching techniques are used to turn compelling adventures and activities into rigorous lessons in grammar and vocabulary. This course provides a solid foundation for reading, speaking, writing, and understanding Mandarin Chinese and cultivates a passion for the language through exposure to culture and dynamic experiences of real people and real places.

Link-Up™ to Writing with Spelling $265

Link-Up to Writing with Spelling is for everyone. It enhances skills in reading, comprehension, writing and spelling. Lesson plans for up to 72 weeks make writing fun for even the most reluctant writers. The course focuses on observation, brainstorming and organization skills. Part 1: Laying the Foundation – contains pre-writing activities and positive learning experiences. Includes instruction on word and picture mapping, blank cards to get started mapping and laminated reference card.

Mandarin Chinese 2

Students with a beginning foundation in Mandarin Chinese will see their skills soar through compelling lessons that give them access to content so interesting that they forget they are learning Mandarin Chinese. This unique learning methodology, which relies heavily on games and stories, works effectively to take students from a tentative understanding of Mandarin Chinese basics to a greater level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.

Part 2: Building on the Foundation – Blueprints for Paragraphs and Reports – Part 2 guides students step by step in writing sentences, paragraphs, and then reports, utilizing the information mapping approach taught in Part 1. Part 3: Spelling: Weird words – Is for visual picture and tactile-kinesthetic learners for whom spelling does not make sense! Materials include blank cards for students to make their own word Link-Ups, laminated reference cards and lesson plans for 18 weeks. This program is for students who can spell phonetically but don’t get the “weird” words, such as though, friend, said, was, does, etc.

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abundant remediation and intervention activities found throughout the course. Students have access to practice exercises and will also utilize many resources, which will help to solidify the concepts covered throughout the course.

Project-Based Curriculum Package

Algebra 1

Language arts for 8th graders includes six award-winning classical literature books (e.g. The Yearling and Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl), each complete with a comprehensive teaching curriculum, an answer book for the comprehension questions, and a grammar workbook. American history includes the excellent, often irreverent and funny, Don’t Know Much about History, and a wide selection of research and hands-on projects.

Students develop an organized approach to solving a wide variety of algebraic problems using symbols, methodologies, and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the concepts of algebra. Students gain comfort in conventional systems while strengthening their own intuitive development with problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Topics include: basic operations, properties, functions, expressions, monomials, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, variables, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, and word problems. Students are tested periodically and review material as needed to demonstrate their mastery of the course content. Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

The science curriculum uses three introductory texts, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, accompanied by workbooks. Project-based includes: Across Five Aprils, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, The Call of the Wild, Don’t Know Much About History, Language Arts: Grade 8, Literature Answer Packet, My Brother Sam Is Dead, Saxon Math Grade 8 or Prentice Hall Algebra 1, Walk Two Moons, The Yearling, Science By The Grade, and Grade 8 Elements and Periodic Table.

Science Physical Science

Textbook-Based Curriculum

In this visually appealing, comprehensive textbook, students will learn about physical science, which encompasses a broad range of phenomena, generally focusing on nonliving things. How does a ball bounce? Is yeast alive or not? Which way do comet tails point? Can you make a shadow disappear? What happens when you breathe on a mirror? Can water and oil mix? What makes an object move in a circle? These are only a few questions that students will learn the answers to.

English Literature

This 36-week long course covers a broad range of subject matter. Students study vocabulary, grammar, essay structures and composition, poetry, short stories, myths, speeches, drama, listening, and writing techniques, a little journalism and advertising, various authors and literary genre (fiction and nonfiction), as well as some creative writing.

Online—Web-Based Curriculum English Literature

Social Studies United States History

Eighth grade English is a literature-based language arts course. English language skills are taught in context through the study of works by award-winning authors such as Ray Bradbury and Gary Soto. The course contains six genre units: fiction and nonfiction, short stories, types of nonfiction, poetry, drama, and themes in American literature. Each unit is introduced by an author, whose experience and talent guide students into a deeper appreciation and understanding as they read, write, and explore the possibilities of the genre. Built in benchmarks guarantee standards mastery and learning success.

Eighth grade United States history focuses on the political, cultural, and social development of the United States. The course begins with a brief review of early exploration and settlement, beginning with the prehistoric migration of Asiatic tribes and concluding with the arrival of European settlers. The English colonies are investigated through their interactions with Native Americans, their English rulers, and other economic trading partners. Conflicts with Britain and Enlightenment ideas led to the American Revolution, and the course examines both the broader implications of the war on the United States and the pivotal events and people involved. Independence leads to an examination of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Western expansion, beginning with the Lewis & Clark expedition, is examined with a clear portrayal of the positive economic results it had on the country and the negative impact it had on Native American people and the environment. The course continues with the causes and results of the Civil War, immigration, industrialization, progressive reform, and foreign policy.

Social Studies United States History

Eighth grade United States history focuses on the political, cultural, and social development of the United States. The course begins with a brief review of early exploration and settlement, beginning with the prehistoric migration of Asiatic tribes and concluding with the arrival of European settlers. The English colonies are investigated through their interactions with Native Americans, their English rulers, and other economic trading partners. Conflicts with Britain and Enlightenment ideas led to the American Revolution, and the course examines both the broader implications of the war on the United States and the pivotal events and people involved. Independence leads to an examination of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Western expansion, beginning with the Lewis & Clark expedition, is examined with a clear portrayal of the positive economic results it had on the country and the negative impact it had on Native American people and the environment. The course continues with the causes and results of the Civil War, immigration, industrialization, progressive reform, and foreign policy.

Math

Students select either Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra provides students with a solid preparation for algebra and geometry. Students will build on previously developed arithmetic skills to expand their algebraic thinking skills. Students will cover topics including solving equations and inequalities containing fractions and decimals, ratios, linear functions, graphing, spatial thinking, finding area and volume of geometric figures, and right triangles. The program also provides numerous opportunities to assess basic skills along with

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Spanish I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Math

Students select either Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1

Pre-Algebra

French 1

Pre-Algebra provides students with a solid preparation for algebra and geometry. Students will build on previously developed arithmetic skills to expand their algebraic thinking skills. Students will cover topics including solving equations and inequalities containing fractions and decimals, ratios, linear functions, graphing, spatial thinking, finding area and volume of geometric figures, and right triangles. The program also provides numerous opportunities to assess basic skills along with abundant remediation and intervention activities found throughout the course. Students have access to practice exercises and will also utilize many resources, which will help to solidify the concepts covered throughout the course.

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving French. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to French, it’s an adventure.

French 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary French I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Algebra 1

Students develop an organized approach to solving a wide variety of algebraic problems using symbols, methodologies, and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the concepts of algebra. Students gain comfort in conventional systems while strengthening their own intuitive development with problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Topics include: basic operations, properties, functions, expressions, monomials, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, variables, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, and word problems. Students are tested periodically and review material as needed to demonstrate their mastery of the course content.

German 1

Science Physical Science

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving German. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to German, it’s an adventure.

Health/P.E. Portfolio

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary German I and expand their knowledge so that they can have access to a world of culture and excitement unlocked by their new skills. Interactive activities and increasing game challenges make this course a sure favorite, while the rigorous underlying preparation gives a strong intermediate skill set in the language.

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

In this course, students will learn about physical science, which encompasses a broad range of phenomena, generally focusing on nonliving things. How does a ball bounce? Is yeast alive or not? Which way do comet tails point? Can you make a shadow disappear? What happens when you breathe on a mirror? Can water and oil mix? What makes an object move in a circle? These are only a few questions that students will learn the answers to.

German 2

The Eighth Grade Physical Education and Health Portfolio combines a semester of P.E. with a semester of health, all in a fun workbook format. Students choose their own physical education activities while studying important health topics appropriate to the 8th grade.

Latin 1

Latin can help students understand vocabulary and improve their own English grammar. This course uses our unique, vibrant gaming and multimedia course design to make elementary students feel welcome and comfortable in the world of the classics. Latin also gives elementary students a sense of the reach of history. Latin may be a “dead” language, but not for students in this course. Games, modern content, multimedia exercises, and engaging stories together make this Latin experience vibrant and alive.

Elective Courses Spanish 1

Studies show that early exposure to foreign languages produces long-term cognitive and academic benefits. Elementary-aged students have a unique ability to absorb language and to learn pronunciation. This course is highly visual, story and activity based that will have students loving Spanish. Games in the course make learning fun. The unique powerspeaK12 approach also allows students to tell the stories themselves. This course is not just an introduction to Spanish, it’s an adventure.

Latin 2

Students with a beginning foundation in Latin will see their skills soar through compelling lessons that give them access to content so interesting that they forget they are learning Latin. This unique learning methodology, which relies heavily on games and stories, works effectively to take students from a tentative understanding of Latin basics to a greater level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.

Spanish 2

The adventure continues as students take the base of vocabulary and adventure that they learned via games and stories in Elementary

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protection of life on earth, and stewardship of the atmosphere, oceans, and ecosystems. Endorsed by UNEP, Kids4Earth is aligned to National NAAEE Standards for environmental education for Grades 5–8 and the California Life Science Standards for 7th Grade.

Mandarin Chinese 1

A multimedia, game-based approach makes this introductory Mandarin Chinese course different from traditional approaches to language learning. Advanced teaching techniques are used to turn compelling adventures and activities into rigorous lessons in grammar and vocabulary. This course provides a solid foundation for reading, speaking, writing, and understanding Mandarin Chinese and cultivates a passion for the language through exposure to culture and dynamic experiences of real people and real places.

Additional Materials Elective Portfolio

Record and document your elective program $150

Foreign Language through Fairy Tales

Spanish, French, or Chinese $150 How do you make learning a foreign language fun and easy? Simple— through fairy tales! Each level is based on a familiar fairy tale that starts out in English, then “morphs” into the language being taught. An entertaining audio CD is included with original music and narration to assist with pronunciation. Children will learn 20+ words in each fairy tale. Choose Spanish, French, or Chinese. The language package comes with levels 1 through 3 and an assignment portfolio to track student progress.

Mandarin Chinese 2

Students with a beginning foundation in Mandarin Chinese will see their skills soar through compelling lessons that give them access to content so interesting that they forget they are learning Mandarin Chinese. This unique learning methodology, which relies heavily on games and stories, works effectively to take students from a tentative understanding of Mandarin Chinese basics to a greater level of sophistication. This course concentrates on students’ ability to articulate more and more complex thoughts and to understand authentic native language from a variety of enticing sources.

Decimals, Fractions, Measurements and Percentages $40 each Al Abacus Math Card Games $170

Middle School Photography: Drawing with Light

This is a comprehensive math games kit with over 300 games possible for all levels. The kit comes with cards, abacus, fraction game board, and instruction manual. This program is great for performing, inventing, relating/Inspiring, and picture and hands on learners. This set will enhance problem- solving skills as well as memorizing math facts and operations.

—Semester

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo-composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.

Link-Up™ to Math: Multiplication Facts $125

A complete program for memorizing the multiplication facts with no stress or hassle – all the facts are set to rhyming songs. This program is for all modalities: auditory listening and verbal, visual print and picture, tactile- kinesthetic hands-on, whole body, sketching, and writing. Plus it’s fun! It comes complete with a CD of songs, laminated lyric cards, blank cards for sketching, and lesson plans.

Environmental Science—Kids4Earth

Link-Up™ to Writing with Spelling $265

$525 semester / $750 year

The Environmental Science Program, “Kids4Earth,” offers students opportunities to learn about, and to take action on, a wide range of environmental issues in order to become productive, environmentallyminded citizens. The program features Global 500 Laureates who have won world recognition from The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for their outstanding achievements in bringing about environmental awareness and change. During this course, students will learn that they can and do make a difference through their actions. They will receive practical advice for enhancing the environment from the laureates, and they will be offered numerous cross-cultural and leadership opportunities in the form of “EcoActivities” that protect, preserve, and support the environment. Laureates from around the world will reach out and share their knowledge and experience. Students will be introduced to fascinating information about our planet and the myriad of life forms that call it home. The first semester focuses on the living earth, terrestrial and aquatic. The second semester focuses on life at home in the universe, the history of life on earth, the geological time scale, great turning points in earth history, atmospheric history, and mass extinctions. Throughout the course, students will discover the many ways they can establish a positive way into the future through ecological designs,

Link-Up to Writing with Spelling is for everyone. It enhances skills in reading, comprehension, writing and spelling. Lesson plans for up to 72 weeks make writing fun for even the most reluctant writers. The course focuses on observation, brainstorming and organization skills. Part 1: Laying the Foundation – contains pre-writing activities and positive learning experiences. Includes instruction on word and picture mapping, blank cards to get started mapping and laminated reference card. Part 2: Building on the Foundation – Blueprints for Paragraphs and Reports – Part 2 guides students step by step in writing sentences, paragraphs, and then reports, utilizing the information mapping approach taught in Part 1. Part 3: Spelling: Weird words – Is for visual picture and tactilekinesthetic learners for whom spelling does not make sense! Materials include blank cards for students to make their own word Link-Ups, laminated reference cards and lesson plans for 18 weeks. This program is for students who can spell phonetically but don’t get the “weird” words, such as though, friend, said, was, does, etc.

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K–6TH GRADE Clubs

Cooking Club: Club members will share recipes with others, and learn new cooking skills.

Superstar Club: The club will highlight the great volunteer

activities in which our students are presently engaged. Club members will share their experiences and inspire others to use their free time to help others.

Gardening Club: Club members will learn how to start, maintain and harvest their own gardens. Students will be able to share their results via images and video and learn techniques for taking care of all kinds of plants.

World Current Events Club (grades 4-8):

Students will explore current events taking place around the world and will share their thoughts, feelings and reactions to said events. This club’s primary focus is to help promote a “World View.”

Kitchen Sink Science Club: Club members will enjoy

many ways to connect with science in their everyday lives. Students will be given labs and exploration ideas to see science in action. We will meet monthly to share experiences and results.

World Language Club (grades K-2 and 3-6):

Members will meet once a month and explore world cultures. Come visit countries and cities; discover places and life around the world, from local cuisine to arts, family life, and landscapes. Let’s “travel” and be globetrotters together.

Music Club: Club members love, create, or are simply curious

about music. Members will celebrate, educate, support, inspire, create, listen to, and express our love of the spirit of music. This year we will be exploring ideas of how sound, song, and community are experienced in music.

Pen Pal Club: Our Pen Pal Club provides kids with an opportunity to meet other Club Med Academies students around the world, and maybe in their own hometowns. It is a time to relax, share information, trade stories, and make new friends. Pet Club: The Pet Club is for pet owners and non-owners. We will explore all aspects of pets with loads of information, news, pictures, jokes, and topics of interest. Members will meet other students with pets, and have a show and tell about your pet segment. We will also help locate community service opportunities, and learn about wild animals and why they may not be the best pet option.

Photography Club: The Photography Club is for students

who share a love of capturing the world around them in images. A fancy camera is not necessary. Members will learn the basic skills of photography through mini-lessons and by putting skills into practice. Students will choose a topic each month around which to focus their photos, and then share and discuss them in the live meeting. Students will also have the chance to play photography games. Picasa and other websites have the basic editing tools that will be introduced. This will be a process-focused group encouraging a love of photography. We will have fun learning together!

Songbirds Club (grades 5-12): The Songbirds club is open to students who aspire to perform, record, and share their music. Our goal is to enjoy the musical offerings of each participant, give constructive feedback when it is invited, as well as learn techniques associated with recording, performance, voice, lyricism, and instrument arrangement. Moreover, we will also explore ideas of sound, song, and genres of music, as well as collaborate on creating pieces of music together. Sports Club: The Sports Club will explore a variety of sports;

keep update on scores and favorite teams, as well as discuss sports that members are involved with. Ready, set, go!

Story Telling Club: This club will combine storytelling skills and creative writing. Students will read their stories live in class. Club members will learn storytelling etiquette, and explore writing a creative story. 45


7TH & 8TH GRADE Clubs

Environment Club: This club is for Club Med Academies

Art Club: Students look at various types of artwork, share their own art, and put together a art newsletter to be shared with the school via our private social network.

students who love nature and the Earth, and seeks to find a closer connection with the Earth and the environment, both as individuals and as a human community.

Book Club: Club members are encouraged to explore new

Equestrian Club: Members of this club will have a love for

genres and a variety of authors. Students will lead book discussions, respond to posts in the Book Club forum, have read-a-thons, and debate topics and authors.

horses and/or riding. It will be for beginners to experienced riders. Students will participate in discussions, exhibit their performances, develop and participate in group projects.

Computer App Club: Students often know a lot of very

Fashion Club: Club members will explore the fashion world, keep up on the latest trends, and share their own original designs and get feedback/support from other “fashionistas.”

useful apps for keeping calendars, staying in touch, getting homework help, and having fun. Students can come to share new apps they’ve found or heard about, and learn how to create apps of our own.

Film and Theater Club: Club members have an interest in

Cooking Club: Students will share recipes, learn cooking

stage theatre or the art of film making. We will discuss and learn various aspects of theatre and film including character development, script/ screen writing, and presentation.

techniques, tips and more.

Craft Club: Club members will learn about the historical and

French Club: Club members are French students who would like

cultural backgrounds surrounding knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery and weaving along with other hand crafts. Learn the basics of each craft, work on projects and present finished projects. Creative Thinking Club: Club members will have an opportunity to think outside the box. We will have a variety of creative exercises during the meetings and will also complete some tasks individually and report back on our results.

to use the skills already acquired in the language, and enjoy a discovery journey of France, its landscapes and all aspects of its culture.

Gardening Club: Club members will learn how to start, maintain, and harvest their own gardens. Students will be able to share their results via images and video and learn techniques for taking care of all kinds of plants.

Creative Writing and Photography Club:

Model United Nations Club: The Model UN club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. Learn about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events.

Club members make up the staff of the CMA Vision and Voices Magazine published at the end of each semester. The club is for students who enjoy writing and reading poetry, fiction and non- fiction and submitting photography to be published.

Music Club: Club members create and enjoy music. Our goal is

to celebrate, educate, support, inspire, create, listen to, and express our love of the spirit of music.

Songbirds Club: The Songbirds club is open to students who

aspire to perform, record, and share their music. Learn techniques associated with recording, performance, voice, lyricism, and instrument arrangement. Also explore ideas of sound, song, and genres of music, as well as collaborate on creating pieces of music together.

Sports Business Club: This club will offer its members a new way of looking at sports- from the business side, rather than the player’s side. The purpose is to let students know and learn about alternate opportunities in the sports industry for those who want to be involved, but not necessarily play the sport. Travel Club: Club members will have the chance to share their personal travels and pictures, exchange advice and travel tips and explore other places to visit in the future.

World Current Events Club: Students will explore current events taking place around the world and will share their thoughts, feelings and reactions to said events. This club’s primary focus is to help promote a “World View.” 46


High School Course Offerings ENGLISH

challenged to analyze the readings and synthesize information to express their own ideas about them. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors English Fundamentals (Online)

Students will focus on a variety of higher level literature and will be expected to use comprehensive and analytical English skills to read and interpret the literature. Vocabulary and writing is taught in the context of the required reading. Students will read from a broad selection of literature, including mythologies, short stories, folktales, poetry, speeches, and a novel. Students learn vocabulary and etymology in the context of their reading. They will write and read extensively to prepare them for further Honors and/or Advanced Placement courses. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Available as either semester or full year unless noted.

GRADE 9

English Fundamentals (Text)

English Fundamentals is a literature-based language arts development course. Students learn fundamental skills in reading, writing, and thinking, based on the reading and analysis of high quality works of fiction and nonfiction by the greatest authors of the past and present. Each of the textbook’s 12 units centers on a genre to ensure a wellrounded grounding in reading comprehension and the craft of writing. Exercises emphasize basic areas for developing language arts skills including reading for information and appreciation, writing in multiple genres, revising and editing one’s work, building vocabulary, and creating rich and varied sentences. Each lesson begins with a thematic question or “big idea” based on some aspect of human nature that is explored through the reading. Students also engage in a variety of deeper learning activities from reading and writing essays and a formal research paper to writing poetry, creating collages, and creating multimedia presentations. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

GRADE 10

World Literature (Text)

Students strengthen skills in reading, writing, and thinking, based on the reading and analysis of high quality works of fiction and nonfiction by celebrated authors from around the world. Each of the textbook’s 12 units centers on a different approach to the study of literature to ensure a well-rounded grounding in the discipline of English. Exercises emphasize fundamental areas for developing language arts skills, including reading for information and appreciation, writing in multiple genres, revising and editing one’s work, building vocabulary, and creating rich and varied sentences. The course also includes four fulllength readings—Lord of the Flies, Things Fall Apart, Antigone, and The Little Prince—which are discussed for their thematic content. Students also engage in a variety of deeper learning activities, from reading and writing essays and a formal research paper to writing poetry, authoring children’s books, and creating playbills. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

English Fundamentals (Online)

Students will learn comprehensive English skills to help them effectively make the transition from a middle school to a high school English student. The first semester of the course focuses on comprehensive writing mechanics skills and the essay writing process (descriptive, reflective, and research essays are written), as well as formal letter writing and technical writing skills. In the second semester, students read from a broad selection of literature, including mythologies, short stories, folktales, poetry, speeches, a novel, and a play. Students learn vocabulary and etymology in the context of their reading. They write extensively (creative folktale, sonnet, interview, speech, and a comparison/contrast essay) using the comprehensive skills learned in Semester one. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

World Literature (Online)

World Literature takes students around the globe and across time to study the culture, history, and artistic endeavors of many peoples. Students engage in a wide variety of activities, including practicing writing strategies, essays, creative writing, vocabulary and grammar practice, standardized test practice, speeches and presentations, hands-on art projects, and plenty of personal response. In addition to reading widely in the course anthology, students will read longer works from many cultures, keep reading journals, and do creative book-related activities. The World Literature course focuses on the skills students need in preparation for college. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors English Fundamentals (Text)

Honors English Fundamentals is a literature-based language arts development course. Students learn fundamental skills in reading, writing, and thinking, based on the reading and analysis of high quality works of fiction and nonfiction by the greatest authors of the past and present. Each of the textbook’s 12 units centers on a genre to ensure a well-rounded grounding in reading comprehension and the craft of writing. Exercises emphasize basic areas for developing language arts skills including reading for information and appreciation, writing in multiple genres, revising and editing one’s work, building vocabulary, and creating rich and varied sentences. Students also engage in a variety of deeper learning activities from reading and writing essays and a formal research paper to writing poetry, creating collages, and creating multimedia presentations. The course also includes four full-length readings — Pride and Prejudice, Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Romeo and Juliet — which are discussed for their thematic content. As an honors level course, students are required to complete several papers of 1500 words or more. Students are also

Honors World Literature (Text)

Students strengthen skills in critical reading, writing, and thinking, based on the reading and analysis of high quality works of fiction and nonfiction by celebrated authors from around the world. Each of the textbook’s 12 units centers on a different approach to the study of literature to ensure a well-rounded grounding in the discipline of English. Exercises emphasize fundamental areas for developing language arts skills including reading for information and appreciation, writing in multiple genres, revising, and editing one’s work, building vocabulary, and creating rich and varied sentences. The course also includes six full-length readings—Lord of the Flies, Things Fall Apart, In the Time of the Butterflies, The Sound of Waves, Antigone, and The Little Prince—which are discussed for their thematic content. Students also engage in a variety of deeper learning activities from reading and

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Honors World Literature (cont.)

levels. Focus on literary elements, language and vocabulary workshops, and culminating projects, round out the scope of this full year course. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

writing essays and a formal research paper to writing poetry, authoring children’s books, and creating playbills. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors American Literature (Text)

Honors World Literature (Online)

Students will explore the American literary canon, from Native American and colonial authors to contemporary social criticism. As part of the course, students study the historical and biographical context for literary texts, key literary terms and concepts, and vocabulary and etymology. Students also write a 1500-word paper to conclude each unit. Genres addressed include the persuasive essay, the reflective essay, the comparison-contrast essay, the biographical narrative, the literary analysis, and the research paper. In addition to assigned readings from the textbook, students also read four full-length literary works and complete a milestone assessment for each independent reading assignment. This course is designed to meet California Academic Content Standards for 11th grade English, UC b: English Admission Requirements, and UC Honors Level Course Requirements. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Students strengthen skills in critical reading, writing, and thinking, based on the reading and analysis of high quality works of fiction and nonfiction by celebrated authors from around the world. Each of the textbook’s 12 units centers on a different approach to the study of literature to ensure a well-rounded grounding in the discipline of English. Exercises emphasize fundamental areas for developing language arts skills including reading for information and appreciation, writing in multiple genres, revising and editing one’s work, building vocabulary, and creating rich and varied sentences. The course also includes six full-length readings—Lord of the Flies, Things Fall Apart, In the Time of the Butterflies, The Sound of Waves, Antigone, and The Little Prince—which are discussed for their thematic content. Students also engage in a variety of deeper learning activities from reading and writing essays and a formal research paper to writing poetry, authoring children’s books, and creating playbills. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors American Literature (Online)

Honors American Literature exposes students to a rich assortment of American thought, progressing from Native American works to the modern age, focusing on the major writers and time periods, and including poets, playwrights, novelists and essayists. Students learn to understand authors in relation to their historical setting, gathering biographical information and writing literary essays, research papers, and personal responses. The course also includes grammar and vocabulary work. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Integrated World Literature 10

This course integrates the reading and writing components of a college prep English course with the parallel concepts and themes studied in World History. Readings, research, and projects for both courses focus on similar themes and broad ideas, giving the student a rich experience of exploring history through literature and literature through history. Throughout the course, students choose from among a list of milestone projects to complete, including essays, research reports, timelines, biographies, poems, and art-related activities. College Prep

Integrated American Literature 11

This course integrates the reading and writing components of a college prep English course with the parallel concepts and themes studied in American History. The course takes a fresh approach to American history by looking at how average, everyday citizens participated in and changed the course of history in America. Readings, research, and projects for both courses focus on similar themes and broad ideas, giving the student a rich experience of exploring history through literature and literature through history. Throughout the course, students choose from among a list of milestone projects to complete, including essays, research reports, timelines, biographies, poems, and art-related activities. College Prep

GRADE 11

American Literature (Text)

Students will explore the American literary canon, from Native American and colonial authors to contemporary social criticism. As part of the course, students study the historical and biographical context for literary texts, key literary terms and concepts, and vocabulary and etymology. Students also write a 1500-word paper to conclude each unit. Genres addressed include the persuasive essay, the reflective essay, the comparison-contrast essay, the biographical narrative, the literary analysis, and the research paper. In addition to assigned readings from the textbook, students also read four full-length literary works and complete a milestone assessment for each independent reading assignment. This course is designed to meet California Academic Content Standards for 11th grade. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature emphasizes the reading and analysis of eight renowned works of fiction and drama. Students analyze how the cultural and historical context of each text impacts its themes, plot, characterization, and other literary conventions. In addition, students will learn about voice, tone, as elements of narration, and write several papers of various lengths. By studying a wide a range of literary styles and eras, students will learn to produce different effects through the use of written language. They will have opportunities to express ideas while experimenting with different forms of communication, such as audio, video, drawings, and song. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

American Literature (Online)

American Literature surveys U.S. literary movements and authors from the early 16th to the late 20th century. The course follows historical movements from Native American and Puritan documents through literature dealing with the theme of civil rights. Through these studies, students develop critical thinking, reading, and writing analysis skills. Students read a wide variety of authors, from Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman in the first semester, to Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, and Alice Walker in the second semester. Students are encouraged to make connections on personal, historical, and cultural

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GRADE 12

Integrated British Literature 12

This course integrates the reading and writing components of a college prep 12th grade Literature course with the parallel concepts and themes studied in Economics and American Government. Readings, research, and projects for both courses focus on similar themes and broad ideas, giving the student a rich experience of exploring economics and history through literature while presenting key skills in economics and history. Throughout the course, students choose from among a list of milestone projects to complete including essays, research reports, timelines, biographies, poems, and art-related activities. College Prep

British Literature (Text)

In British Literature, students explore the British literary canon, from Beowulf to post-colonial writers, such as Anita Desai. As part of the course, students study the historical and biographical context for literary texts, key literary terms and concepts, and vocabulary and etymology. Students also write a 1500-word paper to conclude each unit. Genres addressed include the comparison-contrast essay, the cause-and-effect essay, the persuasive essay, narrative fiction, the biographical narrative, and the research paper. In addition to assigned readings from the textbook, students also read four full-length literary works and complete a milestone assessment for each independent reading assignment. This course is designed to meet California Academic Content Standards for 12th grade English.

Shakespearean Literature — Semester

Students will read and analyze a variety of the works of William Shakespeare. They will learn about the literary, historical, and biographical contexts of Shakespeare’s works. Students will understand the plots and themes presented in the readings, as well as their implications for both Shakespeare’s time and the present day. Background information on the history of Elizabethan times and the theatre provides guidance and a foundation as students progress through the course. Students will also have short grammar exercises throughout the lessons, write the letter in the persona of a Shakespearean character, and create a PowerPoint presentation, and write a short essay on theme. College Prep • NCAA Approved

British Literature (Online)

You are about to begin an adventure involving not only the history of literature written in the British Isles, but an adventure into the history of Great Britain, its people and its language. Have you ever wondered why the English language has become the most universally spoken language in the world? If you are a student in the United States, you may be inclined to believe that English is the dominant language because the United States is the dominant world power in this century. If you live in the United Kingdom, you may believe English is so ubiquitous because the British Empire once dominated much of the globe. If you are a linguist, you might observe that English is a language rich in vocabulary; one that offers a multitude of choices on how to say just about anything. Think about it: How many words can you come up with that mean something like the word happy? Content. Ecstatic. Joyful. Rapturous. Pleased. Glad. We could go on... The course will cover 5 British literary periods: The Anglo-Saxons to the Renaissance, The Age of Shakespeare, The 17th and 18th Centuries, The 19th Century, and The Modern Era. Students will examine why the English language is so rich and why it has such a “deep bench” when it comes to words. To begin, students will look at the history of the British before anything that we would recognize as English was spoken. The first three lessons of British Literature may feel more like a history class than an English class to you; but have faith! Students will read voraciously in the lessons to come. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Drama Literature — Semester

Drama in Literature begins with a look at the origins of drama in the western world. Students learn about the theatre of ancient Greece, reading two key tragedies, Oedipus Rex and Antigone. Students visit Shakespearean England and learn about the playwright himself, the era in which he wrote and about the Globe Theatre, reading The Tempest. Victorian England is the next stop, where Oscar Wilde takes the stage. Students study Wilde’s writing in the context of his complicated life. Students visit the Existentialist theatre, again focusing on the social context and philosophical underpinnings of the drama; they learn about the absurdist movement. The course culminates with a ‘write your own original play’ assignment. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Drama Literature — Semester Honors Drama Literature gives students a broad view of the evolution of drama in western culture from ancient Greece up through the 20th Century, with stops at such milestones as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Wilde and Dorothy Parker. Students learn about the historical settings of each dramatic work and learn vocabulary alongside each lesson. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in their reading and writing as they study each literary time period and the implications of each period.

Honors British Literature

In Twelfth Grade Honors English, students explore the British literary canon, from Beowulf to post-colonial writers such as Anita Desai. As part of the course, students study the historical and biographical context for literary texts, key literary terms and concepts, and vocabulary and etymology. Students also write a 1500- word paper to conclude each unit. Genres addressed include the comparisoncontrast essay, the cause-and-effect essay, the persuasive essay, narrative fiction, the biographical narrative, and the research paper. In addition to assigned readings from the textbook, students also read six full-length literary works and complete a milestone assessment for each independent reading assignment. As an honors level course, 12th Grade Honors English contains more reading questions requiring a high level of critical thinking, more writing assignments, and a heavier reading load than the standard version. This course is designed to meet California Academic Content Standards for 12th grade English. College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

College Prep • NCAA Approved

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AP ENGLISH GRADES 11–12

AP English Literature & Composition (Online)

AP English Language & Composition (Text)

AP English Literature and Composition provides students with an experience equivalent to an entry-level college literature course. Employing a wide range of quality literature, students will read critically, ask pertinent questions about what they have read, recognize assumptions and implications, and evaluate ideas. Students will gain the skills to analyze literature in both excerpts and whole works; their focus will be on identifying and analyzing theme, plot, point of view, characterization, setting, tone, mood, atmosphere, and style. Students will be guided through (working towards independence) close readings of texts. They will learn to identify and discuss the use of literary devices, and the effect the devices have on the text and on the purpose and interpretation of the text. Students will be asked to write essays, which stem from an effective thesis, have organizational structure, discuss the prominent features of a text, show insight, and use effective and purposeful diction and syntax. Students will have the opportunity to read and write with each lesson. They will access a variety of multimedia, participate in interactive activities, and refine their writing skills with each assignment as they strive to assess and improve their literary understanding and analysis skills. Students enrolled in AP Literature and Composition are expected to make a commitment to a rigorous curriculum of literary analysis and composition. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for English Literature and Composition. Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in English

In AP English Language and Composition, students will be challenged to effectively read and analyze a challenging and complex variety of texts: novels, essays, letters, speeches, and images. The course focus is primarily on expository, analytical, and argumentative writing. Students will read widely and reflect on their readings through extensive discussion, analysis, and writing. Students will explore the depth and breadth of the English language in both the writing of others, and in their own writing. In order to write an effective essay, and analyze the works of others, this course will cultivate the use and importance of language, including syntax, imitation, word choice, and tone. They will be required to write both formally and informally. In preparation for the AP exam, students will write expository, analytical, argumentative, and synthesis essays. Informal writing processes will help them to write with increasing complexity, voice, and sophistication. This course is considered the equivalent of a college-level composition course; students will be held to rigorous expectations, and high standards of accountability. At the end of the course, they will be prepared for not only the AP exam, but any situation which requires them to think critically, communicate clearly, and analyze multiple (sometimes conflicting) viewpoints. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for English Language and Composition. Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in English College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Available as either semester or full year unless noted.

from these viewpoints, as well as the impact of human activities on the environments of each region and globally. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

In this World Cultures-Geography textbook-based course, Club Med Academies School students explore and investigate planet earth’s physical and human geography continent by continent, nation by nation, culture by culture, and people by people laying the foundation for future history courses in high school and college. The five themes of geography construct the educational framework for examination. Location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region frame each lesson as students discover geographic, economic, cultural and historical interconnectedness. The course introduces the location of regions focusing on physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration continues with consideration of each region from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region from these viewpoints, as well as the impact of human activities on the environments of each region and globally. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Students discover World History through extensive exploration of the cultures of the ancient civilizations through profiling in today’s modern world with all its various complexities. In between, students compare, contrast, and analyze the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the Age of Exploration and Enlightenment, Asian and Middle Eastern Empires, the Monarchies of Europe, the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, the American and French Revolutions, the Reign of Napoleon, European Nationalism, Colonialism, Changing Empires and Latin American Independence, the great World Depression, World Wars I and II, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, Communist China, the Struggle for Southeast Asian Independence, Pacific Rim Economies, Modern Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and the United States. The course focuses on interconnected international/ historical themes, independent student analysis, and document-based research and investigation covering a broad historical spectrum of the world’s economies and political alliances. Discussion boards also allow for students to share and view critical thinking on a variety of historical topics. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

World Cultures–Geography (Text)

World History (Text)

World Cultures–Geography (Online)

Explore the planet continent by continent, nation by nation, culture by culture, and people by people. In this World Cultures-Geography course, Club Med Academies School students examine a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Using up to date, compelling resources and activities, each region will be reviewed in a similar structure in order for students to more clearly see the similarities and differences between each region. Specifically, the course will explore where each region is located along with its physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration will then continue on to look at each region from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region from these perspectives as well as how human activities impact the environments of the region. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

World History (Online)

World History encourages students to use multimedia to establish a chronology and understanding of influential historical events. By examining traditionally underrepresented perspectives, students also learn to question traditional historical accounts and form their own understanding of world history. Topics covered include the beginning of civilization, civilization of the Mediterranean world, the world in transition, the emergence of modern nations, the development of the industrial society, and world wars in the 20th Century. Weekly compositions in response to the readings utilize creative writing, analysis, critical thinking and independent research. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors World History (Text)

Students in this Honors World History course will explore and analyze the social and cultural, as well as the political and economic, aspects of key civilizations in world history. Engaging in a variety of instructional methods - primary source materials, art interpretation, graphs, and map exercises - students will draw on different skill sets to a deep understanding of the connections, patterns, and themes in history. The text is rich, varied, and full of informative photographs. This intense and challenging course focuses on delving and discovering underlying causes of world events as well as their lasting impact. The main goal of the World Civilizations textbook, and this course, is to present a global history—from the very beginnings of agriculture and herding to the present. Students will view the main periods of human history through the lens of global contact. As with all human endeavors, nothing in history happens in isolation, and the text acknowledges this concept by prompting students to consider the reverberating impacts of historical events—both on the national scale and on the “ordinary human” level. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors World Cultures–Geography

In this Honors World Cultures-Geography textbook-based course, Club Med Academies School use the college preparatory text and honors level supplemental texts to explore and investigate planet earth’s physical and human geography continent by continent, nation by nation, culture by culture, and people by people laying the foundation for future history courses in high school and college. Honors level analysis, critical thinking and writing assignments are added to the basics of this course utilizing a well-documented historical demonstration of the complex connection of varied civilizations. The five themes of geography construct the educational framework for examination. Location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region frame each lesson as students discover geographic, economic, cultural and historical interconnectedness. The course introduces the location of regions focusing on physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration continues with consideration of each region from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region

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Honors World History (Online)

Prerequisite: One year high school Social Studies College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Students in the Honors World History course will use multimedia to establish a chronology and understanding of influential historical events. By examining traditionally underrepresented perspectives, students also learn to question traditional historical accounts and form their own understanding of world history. Topics covered include the beginning of civilization, civilization of the Mediterranean world, the world in transition, the emergence of modern nations, the development of the industrial society, and world wars in the 20th Century. Weekly compositions in response to the readings utilize creative writing, critical thinking, analysis, and independent research. Web inquiries, primary and secondary source readings, discussions and projects are also part of the curriculum for retention of essential historical information, important historical figures and historical perspectives. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors American History (Text)

Students enrolled in Honors American History engage in an in-depth study of the significant events in the history of the United States. The course begins with a detailed review of how North and South America was settled, then delves deeply into the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. Students will move through both world wars and the Cold War—making applications to the overall American story, rather than focusing on chronological events. This course will not only address controversial issues such as the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements, as well as the Vietnam War, but also will put historical events into context and explore lasting impacts on presentday America. Making their way through to modern times, students discover the current administration, the most recent struggles both at home and abroad are researched, examining the issues that confront present-day America. Students will write a college-style research paper investigating topics of personal interest and will obtain factual information about history while developing critical thinking skills that will remain valuable throughout their lifetime.

Integrated World History 10

This course integrates the concepts and themes studied in World History with the reading and writing components of a college prep English course. Readings, research, and projects for both courses focus on similar themes and broad ideas, giving the student a rich experience of exploring history through literature and literature through history. Throughout the course, students choose from among a list of milestone projects to complete, including essays, research reports, timelines, biographies, poems, and art-related activities. College Prep

Prerequisite: One year high school Social Studies College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors American History (Online)

Students explore the political, cultural, and social, development of the United States through extensive writing, multiple discussion boards, and in depth projects, with the add rigor in the areas of critical thinking, essay writing and analytical exploration of specific topics... There is a brief review of early exploration and settlement, concluding with the arrival of European settlers. Through higher level thinking, students will explore conflicts with Britain, and Enlightenment ideas leading to the American Revolution. The course examines both the broader implications of the war on the United States and the pivotal events and people involved. Students will explore the importance of the Bill of Rights and its impact on their citizenship. Additionally, students explore the effects of European migration on Native American Cultures. The course continues with the causes and results of the Civil War, immigration, industrialization, progressive reform, and foreign policy. Finally, students will examine the effects of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders on Modern America.

GRADE 11

American History (Text)

Students focus on the key events in the life and times of America beginning with the exploration and migration to North and South America as many cultures blend and diversify to settle on the land. Through in depth writing assignments, discussions and exams that promote retention of information and mastery, the course then moves through the American Revolution, the founding of the United States, through both world wars and the Cold War. It addresses journey of the modern Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements, and the Vietnam War. As the course makes its way to modern times, the most recent struggles both at home and abroad are addressed, taking us to the issues that confront present-day global America.

Prerequisite: One year high school Social Studies

Prerequisite: One year high school Social Studies

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Integrated American History 11

American History (Online)

This course integrates the concepts and themes studied in American History with the reading and writing components of a college prep English course. The course takes a fresh approach to American history by looking at how average, everyday citizens participated in and changed the course of history in America. Readings, research, and projects for both courses focus on similar themes and broad ideas, giving the student a rich experience of exploring history through literature and literature through history. Throughout the course, students choose from among a list of milestone projects to complete, including essays, research reports, timelines, biographies, poems, and art-related activities. College Prep

Students focus on the political, cultural, and social development of the United States through extensive writing, multiple discussion boards, and in depth projects. There is a brief review of early exploration and settlement, concluding with the arrival of European settlers. Through higher level thinking, students will explore conflicts with Britain, and Enlightenment ideas leading to the American Revolution. The course examines both the broader implications of the war on the United States and the pivotal events and people involved. Students will explore the importance of the Bill of Rights and its impact on their citizenship. Additionally, students will explore the effects of European migration on Native American Cultures. The course continues with the causes and results of the Civil War, immigration, industrialization, progressive reform, and foreign policy. Finally, students will examine the effects of the Vietnam War, the presidencies of Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.

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Economics (Online) — Semester

This is a multidimensional program designed to help students of all abilities achieve fundamental understanding of core economic principles. Students will learn key concepts, based on Social Science Standards and Framework. Topics include economic systems, supply, demand, prices, market structure, labor, banking, GDP, taxes, and international trade. The concepts presented in the text are supported by a variety of activities to help students apply their new knowledge to the real world. College Prep • UC Approved Elective • NCAA Approved

Government (Text) — Semester

Students begin with an overview of the role of government, comparing different forms of government from the ancient Greek polis to the modern Japanese constitutional monarchy. Continuing with an understanding of the history of American government, students evaluate the Constitutional Convention and the U.S. Constitution. Each branch of government - the executive, the legislative, and the judicial is discussed and the relationship of each to the others is explored and analyzed. The role and rights of citizens in a democracy is discussed and historical events such as the Civil Rights Movement are covered. The course then looks at the American political system and how it affects governmental action. State and local governments are then explored. The course concludes with comparing different systems from capitalism to communism and the role of government in international relations as well as the Acquisition of 21st Century skills in preparation for college and career. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Integrated Economics 12 — Semester

This course integrates the concepts and themes studied in Economics and American Government with the reading and writing components of a college prep 12th grade Literature course. Readings, research, and projects for both courses focus on similar themes and broad ideas, giving the student a rich experience of exploring economics and history through literature while presenting key skills in economics and history. Throughout the course, students choose from among a list of milestone projects to complete, including essays, research reports, timelines, biographies, poems, and art-related activities. College Prep

Government (Online) — Semester

Students are introduced to an overview of American government. Beginning with an overview of the types and roles of government and then exploring legal philosophies behind the various forms of government. The role and rights of citizens in a democracy are also discussed and historical events such as the Civil Rights Movement are covered. Students engage in the American political system and the effects of governmental action. State, local, and tribal governments are explored. Students will complete a Personal Service Project in the community. This course houses several discussion boards that allow students interact by discussing pertinent topics. Studies include: the roots of democracy, the judiciary system and the law, interest groups in government, Supreme Court cases, civil rights and individual liberties. Vast resources make this course informative and engaging, with unlimited websites to explore. Students can combine this course with Economics to make a full-year course. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

GRADES 9-12 Psychology

This course teaches students the fundamental concepts of psychology. During the one-year course, students explore the following topics: the science of psychology, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition and mental abilities, motivation and emotion, life-span development, personality, stress and health psychology, psychological disorders, therapies, and social psychology. Through course activities and resources, students acquire learning skills in critical analysis, research methods, and academic writing. Included are weekly thoughtprovoking, open-ended questions answered in essay and discussion form. Students complete four milestone projects, a midterm, and a final exam. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Government — Semester

This advanced American Government course covers the foundations of American government, political parties and the Fourth Estate, interest groups, the electoral process, the three branches of our federal government, comparative international political and economic systems, and the foundations of state and local government. Through in-depth milestone assignments, students will critically analyze the election process, public policy, and foreign affairs, as well as becoming involved with a personal service project. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Sociology — Semester

In this course, students explore the fundamental concepts of sociology through real life models. During the one-semester course, students explore the following major topics: The Sociological Perspective, Social Groups, Social Control, Social Inequality, Social Institutions, and Social Change. At the end of each unit, students complete a milestone project. There is a final exam at the end of the course. Students will delve into what makes us human and how human societies grow, change, and differ. The course explores a wide range of human social phenomenon such as marriage, religion, and terrorism. It also compares different social phenomenon across cultures. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Economics (Text) — Semester

Economics is a multi-dimensional program designed to help students of all abilities achieve fundamental understanding of core economic principles. Students will learn key concepts, based on California’s History-Social Science Standards and Framework. Topics include economic systems, supply, demand, prices, market structure, labor, banking, GDP, taxes, and international trade. The concepts presented in the text are supported by a variety of activities to help students apply their new knowledge to the real world. College Prep • UC Approved Elective • NCAA Approved

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in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP courses and prepares students for the College Board examination in World History.

Honors Philosophy & Ethics — Semester

Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in Social Studies

Students examine in-depth the role of philosophy past, present and future. Upon completion of the course, students can expect to better understand the basic history of the various schools of thought, appreciate various methods for understanding and challenging logical and analytical arguments, and personally explore their own philosophical orientation on many current topics. Imperative ethical and philosophical questions will be examined and analyzed such as: Does right change over time, or depending on circumstances? Which is more powerful, truth or beauty? What is a white lie? Is there a correlation between legal and ethical? Should a behavior be allowed if nobody has a problem with it? Which right is more important, that of the community, or the individual? Is it more honorable to be true to your nature, or to overcome it? Students have the opportunity to respectfully debate views with classmates via in class discussion boards. College Prep • NCAA Approved

College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP European History

Taking the AP European History course at Club Med Academies School is an inquiry through time discovering the social, economic, cultural, intellectual, political and diplomatic history of Modern Europe and its place in the history of the world from the fall of Constantinople to the fall of the Berlin wall and the Soviet Union. Because this is an AP course the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore Modern European History course? Through the use of writing assignments, discussions and document based questions, students will learn of the major periods, ideas, movements, trends, and themes that characterize European history from approximately 1450-the high Renaissance-to the present. It is important that students possess critical thinking and writing skills as this course will give students the opportunity to build on those skills analyzing historical events and expressing an understanding of this analysis in extensive written assignments. The text below will be the only required text in this course, however, different textbooks have different focuses. Some are offer superior information on political history, others on social history. There will be additional reading suggestions that will allow for an expansion of information if desired by the student. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for European History.

AP SOCIAL STUDIES GRADES 11–12 AP U.S. History

The history of our nation can be vast in subject matter. In this AP US History course, Club Med Academies School students chart the progress of the U.S. from a colonial nation through a new order and onto a new century, utilizing sound 21st Century creative and critical thinking learning skills, quizzes, short videos, traditional teaching methods and engaging reflections. Students personalize and own a piece of our nation’s history, assess historical primary and secondary sources weighing the evidence presented to arrive at informed conclusions. Students learn to think like historians: evaluating sources and interpretations, developing thesis statements, supporting their interpretations with evidence, and communicating their conclusions persuasively. Students gain an appreciation for how historic events have shaped our modern political, social, cultural, and economic life. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for United States History.

Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in Social Studies College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP U.S. Government & Politics — Semester

From an analytical perspective, Club Med Academies AP US Government and Politics presents American politics. This multi-modality course uses thought provoking visual images, discussions, video animation, as well as a traditional text to introduce ideals, institutions, and processes that direct the daily operations of our government and shapes our public policies. Building on basics, students will explore a variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations to interpret and analyze the political landscape to develop a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of our system of government. This is an AP course; the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for US Government and Politics.

Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in Social Studies

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

AP World History

AP World History covers the history of the world from 600 C.E. to the present with an introduction unit on the period before (covering around 8000 B.C.E. To 600 C.E.). Students will be introduced to and understand “patterns of change” and the connections between the various world cultures throughout this time period, as well as global experiences of humanity and be able to apply that knowledge to their growth and development as “world citizens”. This course offers a wide variety of instructional activities, including objective exams, debates, simulations, threaded-board discussions, a trial, document based questions and research assignments. First semester topics range from the development of human history from prehistoric times through the Enlightenment. Second semester topics cover the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the present. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course

Prerequisite: American History

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

AP Microeconomics — Semester

Students taking this course will examine concepts such as supply and demand, factors of production, roles of labor and management, the relationship between the environment and the economy, and the impact of the government on individual decision-making processes. Including the timely subject of the stock market as an investment option and tracing various stocks through the semester using the Wall Street Journal and the Internet as resources. Utilizing quizzes, discussions, document based questions and other activities, the focus of the course

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AP Microeconomics (cont.)

is to prepare students for the College Board AP exam. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Microeconomics...

and a higher standard of living are achievable by using the economic tools of fiscal and monetary policy. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Macroeconomics.

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • UC Elective Approved • NCAA Approved

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • UC Elective Approved • NCAA Approved

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

AP Macroeconomics — Semester

AP Psychology — Semester

The complex nature of human beings is explored in-depth in Club Med Academies School’s AP Psychology course. This course is a survey of psychology that introduces students to the major topics of the field, the terminology and methodology of psychology, as well as the historical and current understanding of human behavior and thought-processes. Beginning with the concept of thinking like a Psychologist, students learn to analyze human experiences and to apply what they have learned to the world around them utilizing vast educational resources, including a multitude of assignments, games, self-checks, quizzes, reflections, discussions, videos and document based questions. Because this is an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Psychology.

Living in a global community in the 21st Century, the AP Macroeconomics course at Club Med Academies School is an emphasis on how the economic system works as a whole. The primary course objective is the study of the determinants of the aggregate level of economic activity in a global economy. Attention focuses on the demand for output by households (consumption spending), businesses (investment spending), government spending, and trade with the rest of the world (net exports), as well as the roles played by fiscal and monetary policies. In addition, coverage centers on the problems of inflation, unemployment, federal budget deficits, and stimulating economic growth. Through multi-modality assignments including discussions, text book readings, and document based questions to develop critical thinking and writing skills, students will study how the economy is measured by using concepts such as gross domestic product (GDP) and other indicators. Concepts such as inflation, unemployment, world trade patterns, and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank will be examined. Engaging in decision-making processes, students create an environment where high employment

Prerequisite: Biology

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • UC Elective Approved • NCAA Approved

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MATH

Geometry (Online)

Students develop an organized approach to solving a wide variety of algebraic problems utilizing the symbols, methodologies and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the algebraic concepts covered in this course. Concepts covered include: basic operations, properties, functions, expressions, set theory, monomials, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, variables, roots, radicals, quadratic equations and word problems. Students are tested periodically and review material as needed to succeed with mastery of the content. This course moves along rather rapidly, provides in-depth coverage of course topics, and requires strong problem-solving skills.

Geometric concepts and their real world applications are presented through a variety of textual explanations and applications, all of which illustrate the practical uses of geometry as well as its mathematical and theoretical relevance. The course builds upon the current algebraic skills and thinking of the student by introducing deductive and inductive reasoning. The concept of one dimension is demonstrated through segments and distance which progresses to angles, angle pairs, parallel and perpendicular lines, and graphing in two and three dimensional space. The properties of right triangles, circles, and general polygons are introduced, leading to the concepts of the area and volume of prisms, cylinders, cones, and pyramids. In this process, the skills of spatial visualization, congruence and similarity, and being able to prove geometric and algebraic theorems are created. The thorough instruction in geometric principles and applications will assure that students who succeed in this course will emerge with a firm foundation and are ready to begin learning advanced mathematics.

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Available as either semester or full year unless noted

GRADE 9-12 Algebra 1

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Honors Algebra 1

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra 1 emphasizes abstraction and critical thinking in mathematics. Students will develop an organized approach to solving a wide variety of algebraic problems utilizing the symbols, methodologies, and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the algebraic concepts in this course. The basic operations and properties of mathematics build the foundation for the introductory statistics, laws of exponents and radical and rational expressions. This course will provide a foundation to the symbolic language of mathematics by solving equations containing unknown values. Problem solving is emphasized in single and multiple step equation solving and through graphical representations of functions. The students will solve systems of linear equations by elimination, substitution, and matrices. In preparation for advanced algebra, the students are introduced to quadratic functions and polynomials with an emphasis on factoring and graphing. This course has an increased pace with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills that impact increasingly complex applications. Strong problem solving skills are required to be successful in Honors Algebra 1.

Honors Geometry balances an investigative approach to geometry with an emphasis on helping students develop the ability to reason deductively. Students are introduced to the skills and concepts of geometry through real-world examples and using mini-investigations that lead students through each step of the reasoning process they must master. Geometric concepts and their real-world applications are presented through a variety of textual explanations, application problems, video tutorials, and investigations. The real world component is demonstrated through student created assessments. The practical use of geometry, as well as its mathematical and theoretical relevance is emphasized throughout the course. Students make their own conjectures and must justify them through two column and indirect proofs. Algebra skills are reintroduced and students have ample opportunity to apply their knowledge of algebra to the study of geometry, creating a solid level of geometric thinking.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

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Advanced Applied Mathematics

Prerequisite: A” or “B” in Pre-Algebra

Advanced Applied Mathematics focuses on basic mathematics including problem solving, sets, logic, real numbers, algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability. Critical thinking concepts like inductive and deductive reasoning spur interest while consumer and business math, along with graphs, stimulates creative solutions. This textbook’s writing style enables students to easily apply mathematical theories in working out important issues facing them every day; furthermore, presenting math ideas through related trivia, appropriate examples, relevant graphics, as well as video lectures supports different student learning styles, giving opportunities for deeper understanding.

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Geometry (Text)

Geometry balances an investigative approach to geometry with an emphasis on helping students develop the ability to reason deductively. The text, Discovering Geometry, gives the course an effective and engaging framework for learning mathematics. Students are introduced to the skills and concepts of geometry through real-world examples and using mini-investigations that lead students through each step of the reasoning process they must master. Students make their own conjectures and must justify them through proofs and real life examples. Algebra skills are reintroduced and students have ample opportunity to apply their knowledge of algebra to the study of geometry. Students are asked to complete exercises and explorations to offer them ample practice, demonstrating their mastery of the course. The students are assessed with Quizzes and Chapter Tests with a substantial review before these assessments

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & Geometry

Algebra 2

Students develop an organized approach to solving a variety of higher-level algebraic problems utilizing the symbols, methodologies, and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the algebraic concepts covered in this course. In addition, students will master conventional systems while strengthening their intuitive development with problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The focus is on polynomial, rational, and radical relationships, trigonometric functions, modeling with functions, and inferences and conclusions

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

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Algebra 2 (cont.)

is demonstrated through an ongoing portfolio in which the student provides real life examples to illustrate the key terms of the unit. This one semester course prepares students for Pre-Calculus for their second semester.

from data. The course builds upon linear relationships, leading to quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions. The algebraic concepts are applied to conic sections, trigonometric functions and identities, and probability and statistics with an emphasis on binomial and normal distributions. Students are tested periodically and are encouraged to review material on a regular basis to succeed with mastery of the content.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry College Prep

Pre-Calculus — Semester

Pre-Calculus contains an in-depth coverage of trigonometry, logarithms, analytical geometry and upper-level algebraic concepts. It provides for long-term practice with the fundamental concepts and skills of pre-calculus mathematics. It is designed to teach the concepts and skills necessary for students to succeed in calculus and in disciplines that are mathematically based, such as chemistry and physics. There is an emphasis on multiphase calculations, translations and applied mathematics, problem solving and the development of productive thought patterns, which will support students in the social sciences as well. Topics include: linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations, trigonometric ratios and functions, inverse trigonometric functions, vectors, laws of cosine and sine, polar functions, and notation and arithmetic of complex numbers. Students who complete this course will be much more successful in calculus and other college level mathematics courses

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors Algebra 2

Honors Algebra 2 requires that the student apply real world situations to the algebraic terminology and concepts, demonstrated in student created assessments. Students develop an organized approach to solving a variety of higher-level algebraic problems utilizing the symbols, methodologies, and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the algebraic concepts covered in this course. In addition, students will master conventional systems while strengthening their intuitive development with problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The focus is on polynomial, rational, and radical relationships, trigonometric functions, modeling with functions, and inferences and conclusions from data. The course builds upon linear relationships, leading to quadratic, polynomial, exponential logarithmic, and rational functions. The algebraic concepts are applied to conic sections, trigonometric functions and identities, and probability and statistics with an emphasis on binomial and normal distributions. Students are tested periodically and are encouraged to review material on a regular basis to succeed with mastery of the content.

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors Pre-Calculus (Text)

The main objective of this course is to introduce the student to advanced topics in mathematics and to prepare the student for taking the AP Calculus exam the following year. This course will cover the fundamental concepts of polynomials, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse functions, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, vectors, determinants, sequences, series, matrices, limits and continuity. The course places a strong emphasis on critical thinking skills and verbal and written communication methods for solving problems. The use of technology, such as the graphing calculator, is highly integrated into the course and the textbook to allow all students to see the solution from a graphical perspective and to accommodate those with different learning styles. Additionally, connections are made throughout the Pre- Calculus course to calculus, art, history, and a variety of other fields related to mathematics.

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in Algebra 1 and Geometry College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Trigonometry

This course provides a thorough grounding in the discipline’s fundamentals, including right triangle trigonometry, the six trigonometric functions, radian measure, graphing and inverse functions, identities, equations, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and logarithms.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Trigonometry — Semester

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry

This course provides a thorough grounding in the discipline’s fundamentals, including right-triangle trigonometry, the six trigonometric functions, radian measure, graphing and inverse functions, identities, equations, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and logarithms. This one semester course prepares students for PreCalculus for their second semester.

College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Pre-Calculus (Online)

The main objective of this course is to introduce the student to advanced topics in mathematics and to prepare the student for taking the AP Calculus exam the following year. This course will cover the fundamental concepts of polynomials, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse functions, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, vectors, determinants, sequences, series, matrices, limits and continuity. The course places a strong emphasis on critical thinking skills and verbal and written communication methods for solving problems. The use of technology, such as the graphing calculator, is highly integrated into the course and

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Honors Trigonometry — Semester

Honors Trigonometry provides a thorough grounding in the discipline’s fundamentals, including right-triangle trigonometry, the six trigonometric functions, radian measure, graphing and inverse functions, identities, equations, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and logarithms. The mastery of the student’s trigonometric knowledge

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the textbook to allow all students to see the solution from a graphical perspective and to accommodate those with different learning styles. Additionally, connections are made throughout the Pre-Calculus course to calculus, art, history, and a variety of other fields related to mathematics.

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry College Prep • NCAA Approved

Calculus (Text)

The goal of the course is to introduce students to Calculus so they may apply the concepts in other courses involving graphing of functions and optimizations. This course focuses on applications instead of proofs and derivations of differentiation and integration rules. Students will be able to compute and analyze mathematical problems in the following subject areas: analysis of graphs, limits of functions, asymptotes, continuity, derivatives, concept of a derivative, derivative at a point, derivative as a function, second derivatives, applications of derivatives, computation of derivatives, power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, implicit and explicit differentiation, techniques of integration, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and various applications of integration. The course will also cover advanced topics such as differential equations and functions of several variables.

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

Calculus (Online)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to Calculus so they may apply the concepts in other courses involving graphing of functions and optimizations. This course focuses on applications instead of proofs and derivations of differentiation and integration rules. Students will build the foundation of Calculus by analyzing graphs and calculating limits of functions. The concepts of continuity and derivative as a rate of change will lead to the computation of derivatives using the sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, and implicit differentiation. The derivatives of all functions are introduced which include power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and inverse trigonometric functions. These derivatives are applied to the solving of real world situations. The course continues with techniques of integration, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and various applications of integration. Students are assessed periodically and encouraged to review material on a regular basis to succeed with the mastery of the content.

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

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AP MATH GRADES 11–12 AP Calculus AB

baseball players, the validity of election polls, and the efficacy of prescription drugs are only a few examples of the many ways we use statistics. Students will also learn to effectively design and analyze research studies by reviewing and evaluating real research examples taken from daily life. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Statistics.

AP Calculus AB is a comprehensive introduction to calculus that is comparable to a one semester college-level course. The material is challenging and corresponds with the syllabus of the College Board Advanced Placement Program. The course is mainly concerned with developing understanding of the concepts of calculus and applications to many areas of study including science, business, and engineering. The course emphasizes problems that are being expressed graphically, numerically, and algebraically. Students will build the foundation of Calculus by analyzing graphs and calculating limits of functions. The concepts of continuity and derivative as a rate of change will lead to the computation of derivatives using the sum rule, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, and implicit differentiation. The derivatives of all functions are introduced which include power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and inverse trigonometric functions. These derivatives are applied to the solving of real world situations. The course continues with techniques of integration, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and various applications of integration. Students will need to be very proficient in the applications of the graphing calculators as it will be used extensively and required for 2 sections of the AP Calculus AB Exam. Students will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 PLUS or TI-89. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Calculus AB.

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus

College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

AP Calculus BC

This course is the equivalent of an introductory college-level calculus course. In this course, students study functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. Calculus helps scientists, engineers, and financial analysts understand the complex relationships behind real-world phenomena. Students learn to evaluate the soundness of proposed solutions and apply mathematical reasoning to real- world models. Students also learn to understand change geometrically and visually (by studying graphs of curves), analytically (by studying and working with mathematical formulas), numerically (by seeing patterns in sets of numbers), and verbally. Students prepare for the AP Exam and further studies in science, engineering, and mathematics.

Requirement: Student will need graphing calculator TI-83, TI-84 Plus or TI-89. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (Recommended), AP Calculus AB College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP Statistics

AP Statistics gives students hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, graphing, and interpreting real-world data. Statistics is used to find trends, patterns, and differences in all sorts of fields. The average temperature in January, the batting averages for all professional

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SCIENCE GRADE 9-12

sea ice, seawater chemistry and research. As an Honors course, topics also venture more deeply into the interrelation of ocean currents and plate tectonics, the physics of the revolving Earth and how weather and tidal actions are affected by it. Finally, the course also looks at life in the oceans and examines challenges confronting ocean life today, like global warming and pollution. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Non-lab courses Earth Science

Earth Science is an introductory science course that covers a broad range of topics relating to the materials and processes that identify and define Earth. Topics studied include Earth’s resources, glaciers, earthquakes and volcanoes, geology, the ocean floor and ocean life, weather systems and climate, the sun and the solar system, and many more. This course takes a broad look at the topics related to the scientific study of the earth by focusing not only on the scientific facts and theories, but also on the role of human activity in the shaping of the earth and the earth’s systems. Earth Science encourages students to engage with the material through a wide variety of hands-on assignments that address multiple learning styles. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Physical Science (Text)

Physical Science examines the elements that compose and the forces that govern the physical world. The disciplines involved in the study of these topics are chemistry and physics. This class explores their basics. Student’s responsibilities include: keeping a Science Journal, reading, writing and math, current events, lab assignments, and a term paper.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II, Geometry also recommended College Prep • NCAA Approved

Physical Science (Online)

This course provides students with instruction in the nature of science, including scientific processes, the scientific method, and scientific inquiry. It covers safety in the lab and the field, principles for conducting experiments, and the need for scientific communication. The course then covers the atomic nature of matter, classification of the elements, the periodic table, acids, and bases. Next, students are introduced to energy. They learn what energy is and the various forms of energy. They explore energy transformations and specifically discuss the production of electricity. The course discusses energy in motion, with emphasis on defining work, power, velocity, acceleration, forces, and gravity. Students learn about Newton’s laws of motion and simple machines and have the opportunity to design their own machine using the basic principles of physics. Finally, the course discusses the composition and structure of the universe, the life cycles of stars, and space exploration.

Earth Science — Semester

Students learn the critical importance of scientific developments in today’s world through gaining basic knowledge of Earth science. Topics include early Earth, geological history, fossils, minerals and rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, the carbon and nitrogen cycles, the atmosphere, the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, weather, climate, air and ocean circulation patterns, the solar system, our galaxy and beyond. Historical achievements in the field of Earth science and consideration of potential future developments contribute to students’ learning and personal development. Students have the opportunity to engage in independent research on subjects of students’ interest. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Earth Science — Semester

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II, Geometry also recommended

Students learn the critical importance of scientific developments in today’s world through gaining basic knowledge of earth science. Topics include early Earth, geological history, fossils, minerals and rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, the Carbon and Nitrogen cycles, the atmosphere, the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, weather, climate, air and ocean circulation patterns, the solar system, our galaxy, and beyond. Historical achievements in the field of earth science and consideration of potential future developments contribute to students’ learning and personal development. Students have the opportunity to engage in independent research on subjects of students’ interest. The course includes a wealth of informative and dynamic web sites. College Prep • NCAA Approved

College Prep • NCAA Approved

GRADES 9-12 With lab courses Biology–LAB (Text)

Students learn the fundamental concepts of biology: the nature of life, basic chemistry, animal maintenance, plant maintenance, reproduction and development, genetics, evolution, diversity of living things and ecology. Through investigations and activities, students gain firsthand experience with learning skills and processes such as observing, classifying, identifying, measuring, inferring, hypothesizing, interpreting and predicting. The course includes weekly thought-provoking, open- ended problems answered in essay form. Students complete a semester term paper on a chosen topic.

Oceanography — Semester

Students explore the many aspects of oceanography and the influences they have upon the ocean as a whole. Topics of study include ocean geography, surveying, tidal interaction, ocean life and ecology, the water cycle, sea ice, seawater chemistry, and research. The course is supplemented by a nautical literary theme, with quotes from writers on how they were inspired by the ocean. The course concludes with a 1200 word research report on a topic of the student’s choosing. College Prep • NCAA Approved

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.LabPaq.com Order: Biology Lab Kit—LabPaq: BK-101 Prerequisite: 8th or 9th grade Physical Science College Prep • NCAA Approved

Biology–LAB (Online)

Honors Oceanography — Semester

This course is an introduction to general biology and scientific inquiry. It will include the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, cellular organization and function, the transfer of energy through metabolic systems, cellular reproduction,

Honors Oceanography explores all the fundamental principles and concepts of oceanography. Topics of study include: ocean geography, surveying, tidal interaction, ocean life and ecology, the water cycle,

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Biology–LAB (Online) cont.

Prerequisite: Biology w/Lab and Algebra 1 College Prep • NCAA Approved

the classification of living things, and the six kingdoms of life. The main focus is to present biological information in an understandable and straightforward way that will capture the students’ interest and deal with current issues and concepts.

Chemistry–2 LAB

This chemistry course covers the basic principles of chemistry. It begins by reviewing concepts introduced in physical science classes, including physical and chemical properties of matter, classifications of matter, and basic atomic structure. This course delves deeper into understanding how to use the periodic table to predict reactions, how elements form compounds, and how compounds interact with each other in chemical reactions. This course also introduces students to factors that affect chemical reactions, including rates of reactions, thermodynamics and equilibrium of reactions, and chemical kinetics. Chemical quantities like molar mass and the mole are introduced, along with stoichiometry and the arithmetic of chemistry. Different types of chemistry are introduced and their significance is explained. These genres of chemistry include nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, acid and base chemistry, and organic chemistry as it applies to biological systems. Students also gain a greater understanding of physical chemistry by learning the properties of solids, liquids, and gases, and the theories describing their behaviors in systems. This course also offers a greater understanding of scientific methods and processes with a strong focus on laboratory experiments.

Prerequisite: 8th or 9th grade Physical Science College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Biology–LAB (Text)

Honors Biology offers a research- and writing-intensive version of our regular Biology course. During this course, students learn the fundamental concepts of biology: the nature of life, basic chemistry, animal maintenance, plant maintenance, reproduction and development, genetics, evolution, diversity of living things and ecology. Through investigations and activities, students gain firsthand experience with such learning skills and processes as observing, classifying, identifying, measuring, inferring, hypothesizing, interpreting and predicting. The course includes weekly thought-provoking lesson activities and short-answer essays. Students complete a term paper on a chosen topic in the second semester.

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.LabPaq.com Order: Biology Lab Kit—LabPaq: BK-1 Prerequisite: “A” in Science and 8th or 9th grade Physical Science

Optional Chemistry Lab Kit Order: —E-Science KCDLACHEM at an additional cost from www.esciencelabs.com Prerequisite: Biology w/Lab and Algebra 1

College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Biology–LAB (Online)

College Prep • NCAA Approved

Honors Biology offers a research and writing-intensive version of our regular biology course. During this one-year course students learn the fundamental concepts of biology: the nature of life, animal maintenance, plant maintenance, reproduction and development, genetics, evolution, diversity of living things, and ecology. Through investigations and activities, students gain firsthand experience with such learning skills and processes as observing, classifying, identifying, measuring, inferring, hypothesizing, interpreting, and predicting. It includes weekly thought- provoking lesson activities and short-answer essays. Students complete a semester term paper on a chosen topic.

Honors Chemistry–LAB

This course offers an intensive, Honors-level study of Chemistry for students preparing for college or a technical career. Our course is extremely thorough. Main topics include Phases, Atomic and Molecular Models, Polarity, Solutions, Ionic Bonding, Stoichiometry, Acids and Bases, Le Chatelier’s Principle, The Mole, Nuclear Reactions, The Periodic Table, Isomers, Molecular Orbitals, Chemical Reactions, Energy and Change, Osmosis, Entropy, Reaction Rates, and more.

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.LabPaq.com Order: Chemistry Lab Kit—LabPaq: CK-S Prerequisite: “A” in Biology with Lab in addition to completion of Algebra 1

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.LabPaq.com Order: Biology Lab Kit—LabPaq: BK-1 Prerequisite: A” in Science and 8th or 9th grade Physical Science

College Prep • NCAA Approved

Physics–LAB

College Prep • NCAA Approved

Chemistry–LAB

The goal of physics is to describe the physical world using a small number of basic assumptions, concepts, and equations. In this course, emphasis is placed on relating physics to the everyday world. Students explore the concepts involved with motion in one- and two-dimensions, forces, work and energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion and gravitation. They recognize the importance of the laws of thermodynamics. Students learn the characteristics of waves and describe the behavior of waves with emphasis on light and sound. They understand the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Finally, the students gain a simple understanding of atomic physics. Approximately 40% of the course involves laboratory investigations. Part 1 focuses on understanding motion. Students learn kinematic equations and apply them to various situations. They explore forces, work and energy and apply these concepts in the special case of circular motion. Heat and the laws of thermodynamics are covered. Part 2 focuses on waves, in particular sound and light. The course then moves to understanding electricity and magnetism and the relationship between the two. It concludes with a basic exploration of atomic physics.

This course offers a study of Chemistry for students pursuing a technical career or college entrance. Our course is extremely thorough. Main topics include Phases, Atomic and Molecular Models, Polarity, Solutions, Ionic Bonding, Stoichiometry, Acids and Bases, Le Chatelier’s Principle, The Mole, Nuclear Reactions, Periodic Table, Isomers, Molecular Orbitals, Chemical Reactions, Energy and Change, Osmosis, Entropy, Reaction Rates, and more. Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.LabPaq. com Order: Chemistry Lab Kit—LabPaq: CK-101

Prerequisite: Biology w/Lab and Algebra 1 College Prep • NCAA Approved

Chemistry–1 LAB

This course offers a study of Chemistry for students pursuing a technical career or college entrance. Our course is extremely thorough. Main topics include Phases, Atomic and Molecular Models, Polarity, Solutions, Ionic Bonding, Stoichiometry, Acids and Bases, Le Chatelier’s Principle, The Mole, Nuclear Reactions, Periodic Table, Isomers, Molecular Orbitals, Chemical Reactions, Energy and Change, Osmosis, Entropy, Reaction Rates, and more.

Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Algebra 1 and Geometry Co-requisite: Algebra 2 • College Prep • NCAA Approved

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AP SCIENCE GRADES 11–12

will explore chemical equilibria, including acid-base equilibria. The equivalent of an introductory college-level biology course, AP Chemistry prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering. The AP Chemistry course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve performance as they progress through each activity. Students regularly engage with primary source materials, allowing them to practice the critical reading and analysis skills that they will need in order to pass the AP exam and succeed in a college chemistry course. Students will perform hands-on labs that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand chemical concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Students will also complete several lab studies where they form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions. During lab investigations and research opportunities, students summarize their findings and analyze others’ findings in summaries, using statistical and mathematical calculations when appropriate. Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam. This course has been authorized by the College Board to use the AP designation.

AP Biology–LAB

This course guides students to a deeper understanding of biological concepts including the diversity and unity of life, energy and the processes of life, homeostasis, and genetics. Students learn about regulation, communication, and signaling in living organisms, as well as interactions of biological systems. Students carry out a number of learning activities, including readings, interactive exercises, extension activities, hands-on and laboratory experiments, and practice assessments. These activities are designed to help students gain an understanding of the science process and critical-thinking skills necessary to answer questions on the AP Biology Exam. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Biology.

Prerequisite: Success in Biology, Chemistry, Algebra 1 College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP Chemistry–LAB (Text)

The purpose of Advanced Placement Chemistry is to provide a college level course in chemistry and to prepare the student to seek credit and/ or appropriate placement in college chemistry courses. The course is designed to meet the recommendations of the College Board’s Revised AP Chemistry Curriculum and is structured around the six big ideas articulated in the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework. A special emphasis will be placed on the seven science practices, which capture important aspects of the work that scientists engage in, with learning objectives that combine content with inquiry and reasoning skills. Students are engaged in hands-on laboratory work, integrated throughout the course that accounts for more than 25% of the class time. With teacher guidance, students explore chemistry, perform hands-on labs, and engage with a suite of labs. A variety of assessments are delivered at regular intervals to monitor learning progress. The course scope and rigor will prepare students for the College Board AP Chemistry Exam and further educational pursuits. The two-semester, 36 week, course meets College Board requirements.

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.qualitysciencelabs.com. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Chemistry College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP Physics B–LAB (Text)

The Advanced Placement Physics course is a mathematically rigorous course, designed specifically to prepare students for the AP Physics B exam. Physics is the most fundamental branch of all sciences, and one of the most enjoyable to study. This course provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasizes the development of conceptual understanding and problem- solving ability, using algebra, trigonometry and, rarely, calculus. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP Physics B prepares students for the AP Exam and for further study in science and engineering. AP Physics B covers five general areas: Newtonian mechanics, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Physics. Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.LabPaq.com Order: AP Chemistry—LabPaq: CK-S This LabPaq includes 20 experiments and is used with fullyear college chemistry courses and honors- level high school courses such as those offered by Club Med Academies. It includes a lab manual and required chemicals, equipment and supplies. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Chemistry

additional cost, from www.LabPaq.com Order: AP Physics— LabPaq: PK-S Physics LabPaq-S combines the experiments from Physics LabPaq-1 and Physics LabPaq-2 and contains 24 laboratory assignments. It is normally used with first-year College and high school honors- level courses in physics and contains a lab manual plus all the basic equipment and supplies needed to complete the manual’s experiments. Prerequisite: Algebra and trigonometry (grade B or better) or concurrent enrollment in Pre- Calculus w/Trigonometry. Successful completion of first year physics (grade B or better) recommended. Requirement: Student will need a TI-83 or TI84 Plus calculator. College Prep • NCAA Approved

College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP Chemistry–LAB (Online)

AP Chemistry builds students’ understanding of the nature and reactivity of matter. After studying chemical reactions and electrochemistry, students move on to understand how the chemical and physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and arrangements of the molecules and the forces between those molecules. Students will examine the laws of thermodynamics, molecular collisions, and the reorganization of matter in order to understand how changes in matter take place. Finally, students

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AP Physics B–LAB (Online)

AP Physics is a yearlong introduction to the algebra-based major areas of physics– mechanics, fluids, waves, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics (atomic and nuclear). Students learn to think like scientists: making predictions based on observations, writing hypothesis, designing and completing experiments, and reaching conclusions based on the analysis of data derived from these experiments. Students apply the concepts of physics to their everyday experiences and current events and issues in science and engineering. The course provides opportunities for guided inquiry and studentcentered learning to foster critical thinking skills. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Physics.

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from www.esciencelabs.com Order: AP Physics—E-Science lab kit KCDLAPHY Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and Trigonometry with one year of Physics Requirement: Student will need a TI-83 or TI-84 Plus calculator. College Prep • NCAA Approved

AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science is a yearlong examination of the interrelationships of the natural world. Students identify and analyze environmental problems and their effects, and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed solutions. Students learn to think like environmental scientists: making predictions based on observations, writing hypothesis, designing and completing field studies and experiments, and reaching conclusions based on the analysis of data derived from these experiments. Students apply the concepts of environmental science to their everyday experiences and current events and issues in science, politics, and society. The course provides opportunities for guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster critical thinking skills. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Environmental Science.

Must purchase Lab Kit separately, at an additional cost, from Quality Science Labs by emailing orders@ qualitysciencelabs.com. Lab kit ID#KCDLAPEN Prerequisite: Successful completion of honors or advanced level high-school science courses College Prep • NCAA Approved

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WORLD LANGUAGE

Spanish 2 (Online)

Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments to monitor their progression. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Available as either semester or full year unless noted

SPANISH

Spanish 1 (Text)

Spanish 1 is an introductory course in learning academic Spanish. It is also the foundation course for Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 text. Spanish 1 is a college requirement course. Beginning verb conjugation and grammar as well as basic vocabulary is emphasized. The Spanish 1 covers pronunciation and conversational skills. Two practice workbooks support the standard-based Spanish 1 textbook. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Spanish 2 (Text)

Realidades Spanish 2 includes a thorough review of the material learned in Realidades Spanish. The course is comprehensive, standardsbased, and college preparatory. The content balances grammar with oral and written communication and vocabulary. The course also combines learning the Spanish language with an appreciation for various aspects of Hispanic cultures around the world. Students will also improve their fluency in speaking Spanish, while they learn how to conjugate irregular & reflexive verbs, possessive adjectives & pronouns, and will be able to use both the preterit and imperfect tenses while describing action in the past.

Prerequisite: High School Spanish 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Spanish 3 (Online)

Students further deepen their understanding of Spanish by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. Each unit consists of a variety of activities which teach the students how to understand more difficult written and spoken passages, to communicate with others through informal speaking and writing interactions, and to express their thoughts and opinions in both formal and informal spoken and written contexts. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, use correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally, incorporate a wide range of grammar concepts consistently and correctly while speaking and writing, participate in conversations covering a wide range of topics, respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish- speaking countries, read and analyze important pieces of Hispanic literature, and take frequent assessments to monitor their progression. The course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Prerequisite: High School Spanish 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Spanish 3 (Text)

Realidades Spanish 3 reviews and builds upon both Realidades Spanish 1 and Realidades Spanish 2. Realidades Spanish 3 is a comprehensive, standards-based, college preparatory Spanish course; the curriculum balances grammar and communication skills and conceptual learning with cultural and practical information. Students continue to develop their fluency in the use of vocabulary, regular and irregular verbs, and more advanced grammatical forms.

Prerequisite: High School Spanish 1 & 2

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Spanish 1 (Online)

Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. 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, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments of their progression. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Prerequisite: High School Spanish 1 & 2

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Spanish Resource Dictionary

Larousse Spanish-English Dictionary, 501 Verbs $45

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FRENCH

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

French 2 (Online)

French 1 (Text)

Students continue their study of French by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in French. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

The “Discovering French – Nouveau!” program offers superior instruction for high school students who wish to master first (French Bleu) and second year (French Blanc) French. This program integrates a textbook and activity workbook to help maximize and develop strategies for reading, writing and speaking skills. Photos, illustrations and text provide the student with many opportunities to learn about not only France and its people, but also many other Francophone cultures. All aspects of daily life are covered and the student will learn about meeting people, ordering food, going out with friends, planning vacations and much more. College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

French 2 (Text)

The “Discovering French – Nouveau!” program offers superior instruction for high school students who wish to master second year (French Blanc) French. This program integrates a textbook and activity workbook to help maximize and develop strategies for reading, writing and speaking skills. Photos, illustrations and text provide the student with many opportunities to learn about not only France and its people but also many other Francophone cultures. All aspects of daily life are covered and the student will learn about meeting people, ordering food, going out with friends, planning vacations and much more.

Prerequisite: High School French 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

French 3 (Online)

Prerequisite: High School French 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Students further deepen their understanding of French by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. Each unit consists of a variety of activities which teach the students how to understand more difficult written and spoken passages, to communicate with others through informal speaking and writing interactions, and to express their thoughts and opinions in both formal and informal spoken and written contexts. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, use correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally, incorporate a wide range of grammar concepts consistently and correctly while speaking and writing, participate in conversations covering a wide range of topics, respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various French-speaking countries, read and analyze important pieces of literature, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course is conducted almost entirely in French. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

French 3 (Text)

The “Discovering French – Nouveau!” program offers superior instruction for high school students who wish to master third year (French Rouge) French. This program integrates a textbook and activity workbook to help maximize and develop strategies for reading, writing and speaking skills. Photos, illustrations and text provide the student with many opportunities to learn about not only France and its people but also many other Francophone cultures. All aspects of daily life are covered and the student will learn about meeting people, ordering food, going out with friends, planning vacations and much more. This program includes a textbook and activity workbook as well as personal phone instruction with a teacher and is a level “C” teacher service course.

Prerequisite: High School French 2

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

French 1 (Online)

Students begin their introduction to French with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of world-language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The extensive use of authentic materials (video, audio, images or texts) allows for a contextualized and interactive presentation of the vocabulary and the linguistic structures. Students are actively engaged in completing task- based activities individually and collaboratively while formulating and testing hypotheses about different aspects of the target language. The materials and the activities engage students in such a way that they learn to develop the necessary metacognitive strategies to be successful both in the processing of the authentic input and in negotiating meaning to reach mutual understanding with other speakers. Cultural information relevant to Francophone countries and communities and cross-cultural reflections permeate the materials from beginning to end.

Prerequisite: High School French 2

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

French Resource Dictionary

Larousse French-English Dictionary, 501 Verbs $45

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GERMAN

LATIN

Students begin their introduction to German by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. 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, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, 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 has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Since 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). College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

German 1

Latin 1

German 2

Students continue their study of German by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms And phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various German-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in German. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Latin 2

Students continue their introduction to Latin with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of foreign language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course consists of 180 lesson days formatted in an intuitive calendar view, which can be divided into two 90-day semesters and represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. As students begin the course, they construct their own Avatar that accumulates “Avatar bucks”—by performing well on course tasks—to use to purchase items (clothing, gadgets, scenery, etc.) at the “Avatar store”. Each week consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, a notable ancient myth in Latin, numerous interactive games reinforcing vocabulary and grammar, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, and cultural presentations covering significant aspects of Roman culture or their modern-day manifestations, and assessments. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Prerequisite: High School German 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

Prerequisite: Latin 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

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MANDARIN CHINESE

AP WORLD LANGUAGE GRADES 11–12

Mandarin Chinese 1

Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Both Chinese characters and pinyin are presented together throughout the course and specific character practices are introduced after the first quarter. 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, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinesespeaking regions, 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). College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

AP Spanish

AP Spanish is an immersion course, meaning the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The tips and grammar tutorials are a mix of Spanish and English to aid in the student’s comprehension of the material in course. The course is divided into ten units. Each semester includes four content units and one semester review and test. The last unit of the second semester is a review specifically for the AP Exam. Each unit is based on an overall theme, and highlights a specific country or region of the Hispanic world. Each unit is divided into three lessons and a unit wrap-up. Each lesson contains approximately ten to twelve activities. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Spanish.

Prerequisite: 3-4 years of Spanish or native fluency College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

AP French

Our AP French Language course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP French Language course prepares them for the AP French exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The course is designed as an immersion experience requiring the use of French exclusively. The classroombased learning platform only uses French to communicate with students. In addition, all the reading, listening, speaking and writing is in French. The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. The course contains a forum where students share their own opinions and comments and comment on other students’ posts. The course makes great use of the Internet for updated and current materials. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for French.

Mandarin Chinese 2

Students continue their study of Chinese by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. 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 of the course and students are expected to learn several characters each unit. However, pinyin is still presented with characters throughout the course to aid in listening and reading comprehension. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking regions, 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).

Prerequisite: 3-4 years of French or native fluency College Prep • UC Honors Approved • NCAA Approved

Prerequisite: High School Chinese 1

College Prep • UC Approved • NCAA Approved

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FINE ARTS

The first semester covers primitive musical forms and classical music. The second semester presents the rich modern traditions, including: jazz, gospel, folk, soul, blues, Latin rhythms, rock and roll, and hip-hop. The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how the emergent global society and the Internet are bringing musical forms together in new ways from all around the world. Students complete either a performance practicum or a listening practicum throughout the course. The performance practicum requirement can be met by participation in supervised instrumental or vocal lessons, participation in a church or community choir, community musical performances, or anything that is structured to meet at regular intervals and legitimately provides opportunities for students to build vocal and/or instrumental skills. The listening practicum requires students to listen to a variety of music genres and comment. Parents or guardians will be required to validate their children’s regular participation in the chosen performance or listening practicum. College Prep

Available as either semester or full year unless noted.

GRADES 9–12 Art Appreciation

This Art Appreciation course, based on California’s Content Standards for the Visual Arts, covers the essential skills and knowledge in the areas of art criticism, art history, and the four basic components of perception, creative expression, historical and cultural heritage, and evaluation. The course explores art, beginning with ancient cave paintings, and progresses in time across cultures through early civilizations, such as Sumeria and Egypt, to Greek and Roman art, art of Asia, Native American art, African art through the history of European art, and finally into the 20th century and present-day art movements. Art Appreciation includes several projects including studio art options that offer students experiences with a variety of art media and artistic styles. College Prep

Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening — Semester

Art Appreciation — Semester

Music is part of everyday lives and reflects the spirit of our human condition. To know and understand music, we distinguish and identify cultures on local and global levels. This course will provide students with an aesthetic and historical perspective of music, covering a variety of styles and developments from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth First Century. Students will acquire basic knowledge and listening skills, making future music experiences more informed and satisfying. College Prep

This one-semester course will introduce learners to the various forms of the visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, film, and more. Students will learn how to look at a work of art, identify and compare key characteristics in artworks, and understand the role art has played throughout history. Through hands-on activities, museum tours, discussion, and research, learners will develop an overall appreciation for the art they encounter in their daily lives. College Prep

Art History — Ancient to Modern

AP FINE ARTS GRADES 10–12

First semester begins with a general discussion of art and the place of art in the development of human civilization. It introduces man’s earliest reflective art form–cave paintings–and moves forward in time to the art of early civilizations of the Middle East. The course then moves into an exploration of Roman and Greek art. Students then explore the art of India, China, and Japan. From there we jump across the Pacific Ocean to America to investigate the art of early American civilizations and societies. Then we travel across the Atlantic Ocean to learn about African art. The final leg of the journey takes us to the Middle East and Europe to explore Islamic art and early Christianinfluenced art: Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic. The second semester of Art History begins with a study of the Renaissance period in European art, one of the most fertile and creative artistic times in human history. Students study works by the masters of the time: da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and others. The course follows European art through the rich Baroque and Rococo periods, comparing the styles from different countries. Moving closer to modern historical eras, students learn about how Romanticism impacted art as well as the development of Impressionism. Late 19th and early 20th century developments from surrealism to cubism are explored. Finally, modern art, including art of the United States and Mexico is explored. Students are inspired to create a few simple art projects based on the styles and movements they have studied. College Prep

AP Art History

The focus of this course is to encourage, engage and enhance student understanding of a variety of artistic forms and genres, ranging from visual expression—painting, sculpture, architectural techniques—to historical themes and the development of specific cultural genres. As students navigate the material, they’ll be encouraged to develop their own critical eye through a progressive application of visual analysis and experiential assignments which provide insights into issues such as the fundamental “function” of artistic expression, as well as social impacts. Prior knowledge of Art History or artistic training are not required in order to effectively take part in this course, as it’s designed to be a “doorway” for all levels of experience and academic interest. As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Art History. Additionally, students can fulfill the Fine Arts entrance requirement for the University of California system by taking this Advanced Placement Fine Arts course, and passing the College Board’s AP Fine Arts exam with a score of 3 or higher.” College Prep • Honors

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation is a streamlined course that introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music, from the most primitive surviving examples through the classical to the most contemporary in the world at large. The course is offered in a two-semester format:

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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Available as either semester or full year unless noted.

HEALTH

Health (Text) — Semester

Health is concerned with helping the student learn to respect and care for him or herself. Following the National Health Education standards as well as California and Ohio state standards, this course covers such health concerns as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; mental and emotional health; injury prevention and personal safety; nutrition; and personal health and physical activity. Our text uses an eye-catching design and many tools to engage the student in the topics. Meets Elective Graduation Requirements

Health (Online) — Semester

This course presents students with a clear look at the health issues facing humanity today. Students learn that preventive health care can and should be practiced every day by every person. This wellness concept is expanded to include the idea that health is our most precious possession and that nutrition, exercise, good health care, a positive attitude, a healthy environment, and, most of all, knowledge are crucial factors in promoting good health and longevity. Students begin by evaluating their own level of health and move into discoveries about health risks, nutritional needs, exercise, drugs, self-care, environment, and safety. This is a hands-on course where students can learn to take charge of their own health. Meets Elective Graduation Requirements

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education Portfolio

Choose any sport or exercise program, including but not limited to aerobics, baseball, basketball, football, ice-skating, martial arts, mountain biking, tennis, equestrian training, skiing, surfing, or dance. In order to receive credit, you will document your activities by creating a blog. Students will be required to comment on other students’ blogs. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to make a live presentation about their program to an audience of their peers. Meets Elective Graduation Requirements

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nonthreatening and self-directed format. The 10 workbooks allow students to master content before proceeding to more complex problems. Concepts covered include: integers, rational numbers, exponents, variables, terms, order of operations, word problems, polynomials, factoring, sets, graphing, roots, coordinates and equation of a line.

Available as either semester or full year unless noted. All courses meet elective Graduation requirements unless stated as College Prep.

AP Computer Science Grades 11-12 — Full Year

Calligraphy — Semester

Calligraphy offers a beginner’s workshop in learning the art of beautiful writing. The course starts by teaching students how to select the proper pen and hold it correctly, then moves on to training the writer to listen to his or her creative side. Learn to produce unique gifts, stationery and invitations that will be valued by your friends and family. Both Italic and Gothic styles are studied.

AP Computer Science A focuses on object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development. It also addresses the study of data structures, design, and abstraction. Students who choose AP Computer Science A should have successfully completed Algebra II as well as some previous programming experience, a basic understanding of networks, and knowledge of the responsible use of computer systems (including system reliability, privacy, legal issues, intellectual property, and the social and ethical ramifications of computer use). As an AP course, the level of rigor is equivalent to that required of students in a college freshman or sophomore course in this area of study. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board, the governing body for AP Courses and prepares students for the College Board examination for Computer Science A. College Prep • Honors

Cartooning Animals — Semester

From drawing simple animals to villains, this course teaches the basics of how to draw cartoons for comic strips and other art-related activities. Students learn how basic elements of shading and coloring can make their own action figures pop right off the page! Learn how using a triangle and T-square, effective wrist movements and art supplies can help round out your “budding artist” skills. This is a fun course for the creative student.

Consumer Math — Full Year

Archaeology: Detectives of the Past — Semester

This comprehensive review and study of arithmetic skills apply to both personal and vocational business opportunities. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, percentages, basic statistics, and graphs. Practical applications in finance, taxes, budgeting, banking and home ownership are provided. College Prep

George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The field of archeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on this techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artifacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past so- cities from these items. College Prep

Creative Writing — Full Year

While using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling is important, each student must also develop the writer within. Creative Writing is designed to encourage students to appreciate the joy of writing and heal from past negative experiences with writing. This is an excellent course for students who want an opportunity to express themselves through the written word. The course focuses on all aspects of writing, from personal writing to narrative and expository writing, and culminates with a full term paper. College Prep

Art Journal — Semester

Art Journal is a second-semester accompaniment to Journal Writing, or it can stand alone as a singular semester course. Recommended for students with a strong interest in pursuing art studies, Art Journal explores theoretical and conceptual artistic elements best suited for students with some art background. It combines personal experience with artistic expression in writing and drawing by encouraging daily reflection on various themes, culminating in a final report.

Creative Writing — Semester

This is a friendly, student-centered course, written for all skill levels, that fosters creative writing in a variety of forms. Students explore journal writing, poetry, fiction and nonfiction such as letter writing and technical writing. College Prep

Astronomy: Exploring the Universe — Semester

Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. This course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using tools, students will examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space. College Prep

Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind — Semester

In today’s world, crime and deviant behavior rank at or near the top of many people’s concerns. In this course, we will study the field of Criminology – the study of crime. We will look at possible explanations for crime from the standpoint of psychological, biological and sociological perspectives, explore the categories and social consequences of crime, and investigate how the criminal justice system handles not only criminals, but also their misdeeds. Why do some individuals commit crimes why others do not? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why are different punishments given for the same crime? What factors…from arrest to punishment…help shape the criminal case process? College Prep

Basic Algebra — Full Year

10 Key Workbooks and Answer Books Students master basic algebraic concepts in an informal,

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diverse media, including pencil, chalk and charcoal, to draw individual facial features and full facial portraits. Students also learn to draw a wide variety of expressions. The course curriculum is extremely flexible and can be adapted to offer in-depth, detailed instruction in drawing techniques or an informal introduction to the joys of using art for personal expression.

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In today’s world, crime and deviant behavior rank at or near the top of many people’s concerns. In this course, we will study the field of Criminology – the study of crime. We will look at possible explanations for crime from the standpoint of psychological, biological and sociological perspectives, explore the categories and social consequences of crime, and investigate how the criminal justice system handles not only criminals, but also their misdeeds. Why do some individuals commit crimes why others do not? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why are different punishments given for the same crime? What factors…from arrest to punishment…help shape the criminal case process? College Prep

English Composition — Full Year

English Composition is an excellent course for introducing 9th and 10th grade students to higher-level critical-thinking and writing skills. The course focuses on learning basic grammatical and punctuation skills and also provides an opportunity for self-expression through the book Writing for 100 Days. The grammar work provides an important foundation for learning to write. College Prep

Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact!

Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead Semester

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed. College Prep

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Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn’t seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-up, and action photographs. College Prep

Forensic Science II: More Secrets of the Dead

Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential — Semester

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In today’s world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Professional photographers have created many of the images that we see. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye-catching photograph. College Prep

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined. College Prep

Drawing Animals — Quarter Term

General Math (Saxon 87) provides an incremental approach to mathematics with practice in word problems, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, perimeter, circumference, area, volume, ratios, proportion, exponents, scientific notation, signed numbers, mean, median, mode, sales tax, solving equations and more.

General Math 87 — Full Year

Share your love of animals by learning to draw the wonderful critters with whom you are sharing your life. Using proper tools and techniques, drawing realistic animals can be accessible and fun for all students of art, from the elementary scribbler to the accomplished artist. Take this course and learn to draw animals, both exotic and familiar, through the use of shapes and shading. Learn how paying close attention to details will help you see variations in facial features, fur and skin textures and muscle movements. By learning the techniques for background details, you can create nature drawings that will be cherished by family and friends for years to come.

General Math Workbooks — Full Year

Key to Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Measurement Students are introduced to basic mathematics in an informal, nonthreatening, self-directed format. The 11 workbooks allow students to master content before proceeding to more complex concepts. This course is perfect for the student who has difficulty with math.

Drawing People — Semester

This course offers step-by-step instruction on how to draw real people and still life. The course begins with exploration of measurement and proportions, then teaches students to create perspective using cubes, lines and cylindrical objects. Assignments teach students how to use

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Grammar and Composition — Full Year

Sophomore Seminar—focuses on academic planning, standardized testing timelines and preparation, career exploration and developing areas of personal interest. The students’ homeroom teacher will serve as a guide through the course, supporting personal and academic growth both in managing their current Club Med Academies experience and examining life after high school.

This course is designed for the student who needs extra help in mastering communication skills and fundamental principles of grammar and usage. The course focuses on teaching the composition concepts in the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing pioneered by the Northwest Regional Education Laboratories. Grammar is taught as a tool for improving communication rather than as a pure focus of study. Oral Communication and research skills are included. Although there is some literature study in the course, it is not the focus. The course emphasizes diagnosis of student writing needs and targeting individualized needs for improvement. College Prep

Junior Seminar—focuses on academic planning, the college admission process, standardized testing options and taking the appropriate actions to successfully prepare for senior year. The students’ homeroom teacher will serve as a guide through the course, supporting personal and academic growth both in managing their current Club Med Academies experience and examining life after high school.

Great Minds in Science: Ideas for a New Generation — Semester

Senior Seminar—focuses on college applications, financial aid, career resources and graduation. The students’ homeroom teacher will serve as a guide through the course, supporting personal and academic growth both in managing their current Club Med Academies experience and examining life after high school.

Is there life on other planets? What extremes can the human body endure? Can we solve the problem of global warming? Today, scientists, explorers, and writers are working to answer all of these questions. Like Edison, Einstein, Curie, and Newton, the scientists of today are asking questions and working on problems that may revolutionize our lives and world. This course focuses on 10 of today’s greatest scientific minds. Each unit takes an in-depth look at one of these individuals, and shows how their ideas may help to shape tomorrow’s world. College Prep

History of the Holocaust — Semester

Holocaust education requires a comprehensive study of not only times, dates, and places, but also the motivation and ideology that allowed these events. In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism; the rise of the Nazi party; and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history, and civics. Through this in-depth, semester- long study of the Holocaust, high school students will gain an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and indifference, the potential for government- supported terror, and they will get glimpses of kindness and humanity in the worst of times. College Prep

Health Science: The Whole Individual Semester

Will we ever find a cure for cancer? What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma? How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these. In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases. The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas. College Prep

Hospitality & Tourism: Traveling the Globe Semester

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field. College Prep

High School Seminar— Semester Required Course

As part of our college prep program, each high school student will take part in grade-level specific college and life seminars. These courses introduce students to the importance of college and life planning, preparation for standardized tests, writing skills, decision-making strategies, time management and academic integrity all within a delivery that is appropriate for their grade level. Students are given access to resources that allow them to explore personal interests and learning styles; take PSAT, SAT and ACT practice tests; research financial aid options and review the college and career options that best fit their needs and goals. Each year, students will receive .5 credit for these required courses, and they will continue to develop their preparation throughout all four years of high school.

Human Geography: Our Global Identity Semester

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and their environments. College Prep

Freshman Seminar—focuses on the transition into high school,

exploring interests, getting involved and goal setting. The students’ homeroom teacher will serve as a guide through the course, supporting personal and academic growth both in managing their current Club Med Academies experience and examining life after high school.

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International Business: Global Commerce in the 21st Century — Semester

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Mythology & Folklore: Legendary Tales

From geography to culture Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century. College Prep

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Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Since the first people gathered around fires, mythology and folklore has been used as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. Beginning with an overview of mythology and different kinds of folklore, students will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle, and watch as clever monsters outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how these are still used to shape society today. College Prep

Painting - Semester

This innovative art course gives students a fresh introduction to the fundamentals of painting. Learn to begin a painter’s sketchbook, take notes on interesting ideas and immerse yourself in the world of painting. You will gain new insights on painting styles while developing your own unique style. This is a great course for the beginner or the intermediate artist.

Introduction to Geometry - Semester Eight Key Workbooks and Answer Books

Students master basic mathematics in an informal, nonthreatening and self-directed format. The workbooks allow students to master content before proceeding to more complex problems. The hands-on activities utilize tools developed by Greek mathematicians over 2,000 years ago to help students understand geometric concepts. Geometric concepts covered include: lines, angles, triangles, perpendiculars, parallels, chords, tangents, circles, similar polygons and perimeter. Ideal for students who learn through hands-on activities.

Peer Counseling - Semester

Helping people achieve their goals is one of the most rewarding of human experiences. Peer counselors help individuals reach their goals by offering them support, encouragement, and resource information. This course explains the role of a peer counselor, teaches the observation, listening, and emphatic communication skills that counselors need, and provides basic training in conflict resolution, and group leadership. Not only will this course prepare you for working as a peer counselor, but also the skills taught will enhance your ability to communicate effectively in your personal and work relationships. College Prep

Law & Order: Introduction to Legal Studies Semester

Every society has laws that its citizens must follow. From traffic laws to regulations on how the government operates, laws help provide society with order and structure. Our lives are guided and regulated by our society’s legal expectations. Consumer laws help protect us from faulty goods; criminal laws help to protect society from individuals who harm others; and family law handles the arrangements and issues that arise in areas like divorce and child custody. This course focuses on the creation and application of laws in various areas of society. By understanding the workings of our court system, as well as how laws are actually carried out, we become more informed and responsible citizens in our communities and of our nation. College Prep

Personal & Family Finance - Semester

How do our personal financial habits affect our financial future? How can we make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing? This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans. Students will learn more about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft. College Prep

Marine Science - Semester

As students explore oceans and the method that underpins the scientific process, they will begin to better understand the complexity, fragility and resilience of marine ecosystems and the role organisms, including humans, play. After an introductory exploration of the sea, students will investigate principles of ocean literacy, energetics and food web dynamics. A foundation of oceanography sets the stage for a survey of marine organisms, followed by a detailed study of select marine animals. In addition, students will be introduced to pressing environmental issues and how humans have impacted ecosystems, often without being aware of their actions. As the semester progresses, the interdependency of society and the aquatic systems that have shaped human evolution will become clear as students begin to understand how we have historically managed to coexist with nature and live sustainably. Important biological principles will be addressed and critical scientific methodology is explored.

Personal Project Portfolio — Semester or Full Year

We believe that life and learning are one and the same. At Club Med Academies, students may receive elective credit for a wide range of life experiences, including research, tutorials, workshops, seminars, conferences, private classes, religious studies, community service, courses taken at a local college, etc. The Personal Project Portfolio is an opportunity for students to design an elective and delve deeply into a subject of personal interest. It allows students to express creativity and expand thinking skills. In order to receive credit, students must document their activities in our learning system or in our secure online community site by creating a blog. Students will be required to comment on other students’ blogs. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to make a live presentation about their project to an audience of their peers. Each Personal Project Portfolio earns 10

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solidify the concepts covered throughout the course.

Public Speaking — Semester

units of credit for every 36 weeks of participation at three hours per week. Eighteen weeks of participation at three hours per week earns five units of credit.

The art of public speaking is one which underpins the very foundations of Western society. This course examines those foundations in both Aristotle and Cicero’s views of rhetoric, and then traces those foundations into the modern world. Students will learn not just the theory, but also the practice of effective public speaking, including how to analyze the speeches of others, build a strong argument, and speak with confidence and flair. By the end of this course, students will know exactly what makes a truly successful speech and will be able to put that knowledge to practical use. College Prep

Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery Semester

Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! More than 800,000 high school students take psychology classes each year. Among the different reasons, there is usually the common theme of self-discovery! Sample topics include the study of infancy, childhood, adolescence, perception and states of consciousness. Amazing psychology experiments dealing with our own personal behavior are featured within this course. College Prep

ReaLife™ 101: The Life Success Formula Semester Semester One: Life Skills

Personal Psychology II: Living in a Complex World — Semester

Students will learn to recognize and overcome common obstacles to success and will be introduced to the concepts of positive thinking, winning attitudes, developing effective goals and habits, dealing with peer pressure, using money wisely, making their own luck and more. This course takes students through the books Cool Stuff They Should Teach in School and Masters of Success.

Enrich the quality of your life by learning to understand the actions of others! Topics include the study of memory, intelligence, emotion, health, stress and personality. This course features exciting psychology experiments involving the world around us. College Prep

ReaLife™ 101: The Life Success Formula

Philosophy: The Big Picture — Semester

Semester Semester Two: Life Management

This course will take you on an exciting adventure that covers more than 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you’ll run into some very strange characters. For example, you’ll read about a man who hung out on street corners, barefoot and dirty, pestering everyone he met with questions. You’ll learn about another eccentric who climbed inside a stove to think about whether he existed. Despite their odd behavior, these and other philosophers of the Western world are among the most brilliant and influential thinkers of all time. As you learn about these great thinkers, you’ll come to see how and where many of the most fundamental ideas of Western Civilization originated. You’ll also get a chance to ask yourself some of the same questions these great thinkers pondered. By the time you’ve “closed the book” on this course, you will better understand yourself and the world around you…from atoms to outer space…and everything in between.. College Prep

This course takes students through the Life Strategies for Teens book and workbook. Students will learn the Life Laws that lead to success and the Loser Laws that keep people from being successful. Topics explored include: self-esteem, relationships, behaviors that produce positive outcomes, defining priorities and turning dreams into goals.

ReaLife™ 102: The Money Formula Semester Semester One: Economics

This course teaches economics from a real-life perspective. Students will work with the book Rich Dad Poor Dad for teens to develop financial intelligence. This course will cover the concepts of financial freedom, working to learn, how to make money work for you, how to manage your money, how to manage your debt, money-making opportunities for teens and how to get a financial head start. Students will also learn what it’s like to work at minimum wage jobs from the book Nickel & Dimed.

Practical Math — Full Year

This high school class is appropriate for students who need to catch up before taking algebra or who want to focus on practical uses for mathematics. The books and syllabus talk about life after high school and applications for mathematics in everyday and working situations. Steck-Vaughn’s Math Skills for the Workforce series includes: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals and Percents, Measurement, Geometry and Algebra.

ReaLife™ 102: The Money Formula Semester Semester Two: Money Management

This course teaches the practical, hands-on aspects of money management, including setting money goals, saving, budgets, checking accounts, credits cards, taxes, inflation, mortgages, insurance and money-earning options. Students will also learn about investment options such as stocks, bonds, real estate and mutual funds and how to get started with little money. The books used for this course — I Want To Be Rich! A Teenager’s Modem to Money and How to Use Money Wisely Workbook — give plenty of practice in real-life money management.

Pre-Algebra — Full Year

Pre-Algebra provides students with a solid preparation for algebra and geometry. Students will build on previously developed arithmetic skills to expand their algebraic thinking skills. Students will cover topics including solving equations and inequalities containing fractions and decimals, ratios, linear functions, graphing, spatial thinking, finding area and volume of geometric figures, and right triangles. The program also provides numerous opportunities to assess basic skills along with abundant remediation and intervention activities found throughout the course. Students have access to practice exercises and will also utilize many resources, within the classroom and beyond which will help to

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Real World Parenting

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

What is the best way to care for children and teach them selfconfidence and a sense of responsibility? Parenting involves more than having a child and providing food and shelter. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps parents can take to create the best environment for their children. Parenting roles and responsibilities, nurturing and protective environments for children, positive parenting strategies, and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course. College Prep

Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you’ve been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing. Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well—including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You’ll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well-known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. If you’ve ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career. College Prep

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Social Problems I: A World in Crisis Semester

Students will become aware of the challenges faced by social groups, as well as learn about the complex relationship among societies, governments and the individual. Each unit is focused on a particular area of concern, often within a global context. Possible solutions at both the structural level as well as that of the individual will be examined. Students will not only learn more about how social problems affect them personally, but begin to develop the skills necessary to help make a difference in their own lives and communities, not to mention globally. College Prep

Student Mentoring Personal Project Portfolio Full Year Club Med Academies Link Crew Student Mentoring Program Do you want to make a difference? Do you remember some of the difficulties of being in middle school? If so, mentor a middle school student by joining Link Crew! The Club Med Academies Link Crew is a mentoring program that connects middle school and high school students. We walk you through the mentoring process, give you the necessary training and support to help you feel comfortable and confident, and send you on your way to become a great mentor. Mentors provide support, guidance, and friendship to their student mentees. High school Link Crew members act as big brothers or sisters and earn credits toward the community service hours needed for NHS requirements and/or your scholastic portfolio. The program runs for approximately nine months, from October through June. Mentors serve as peer support for middle school students and offer tips, tools, and encouragement that reduce stress and promote confidence. Mentors are distinguished, caring, and responsible students of the Club Med Academies community and possess good communication skills. In order to be considered for the Club Med Academies Link Crew Mentoring program, eligible students must be referred by a Club Med Academies teacher, admissions coordinator, or other staff member, have attended CMA for at least one year, and are in good academic standing. The Link Crew Program supports the ongoing achievement of school- wide learning goals by providing the personal support and assistance necessary to promote student engagement, development, and achievement.

Social Problems II: Crisis, Conflicts & Challenges Semester

The Social Problems II course continues to examine timely social issues affecting individuals and societies around the globe. Students learn about the overall structure of the social problem as well as how it impacts their lives. Each unit focuses on a particular social problem, including racial discrimination, drug abuse, the loss of community, and urban sprawl, and discusses possible solutions at both individual and structural levels. For each issue, students examine the connections in the global arena involving societies, governments and the individual. College Prep

Sociology I: The Study of Human Relationships Semester

The world is becoming more complex. How do your beliefs, values and behavior affect the people around you and the world in which we live? Students will examine social problems in our increasingly connected world, and learn how human relationships can strongly influence and impact their lives. Exciting video journeys to an array of areas in the sociological world are an important component of this relevant and engaging course. College Prep

The Undiscovered Artist Quarter Term

Do you have an inner artist yearning for self-expression? Have you scribbled in secret only to hide your creations from public view? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this is the course for you! Using the book Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered, this nineweek course gently guides you through fun, creative projects that take the fear of failure out of art. You, too, can experience the triumphs of the artistically gifted!

Sociology II: Your Social Life — Semester

Sociology is the study of people, social life and society. By developing a “sociological imagination” students will be able to examine how society itself shapes human action and beliefs…and how in turn these factors re-shape society itself! Fascinating video journeys will not only inform students, but also motivate them to still seek more knowledge on their own. College Prep

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Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

interpret their meanings. They will build on fundamental reading comprehension and analytic skills as they journey through museum exhibitions, visit archaeological digs and listen to traditional storytellers. World Mythology is an engaging English course for students who have not enjoyed English courses and for students who like to use their imaginations. College Prep

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As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times…we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied. College Prep

World Religions: Exploring Diversity Semester

Throughout the ages, religions from around the world have shaped the political, social, and cultural aspects of societies. This course focuses on the major religions that have played a role in human history, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, and Taosim. Students will trace the major developments in these religions and explore their relationships with social institutions and culture. The course will also discuss some of the similarities and differences among the major religions and examine the connections and influences they have. College Prep

Video Production — Semester

This dynamic multimedia course will introduce students to the fundamental principles and mechanics of filmmaking. Working through the 18-lesson structure, you will be exploring the various facets of professional videography: cinematography and lighting, editing basics, pre-production and planning, rules of composition, diegetic and non-diegetic sound and the art of visual storytelling. A variety of assignments will allow aspiring auteurs to not only get their feet wet with various field exercises and Milestone movie projects but to also gain an understanding of what goes on “behind the scenes” through applied critical thinking and problem solving. In order to successfully complete assignments for the Video Production course, students must own or have ready access to the following: a video camera (virtually any digital camcorder will do, from recreational models such as the Sony Flip to a commercial-grade HD model such as the Canon Vixia) and editing software: for either Mac (Final Cut, iMovie or Adobe Premiere) or PC (AVID, Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere/ Elements).

Vocabulary for the SAT (Text) - Full Year

This elective course is designed to increase students’ vocabulary and reading comprehension as they prepare to take the ACT and SAT exams. Listening to a CD with 13 original, hip songs, using more than 250 ACT/SAT words, students practice drills with these same words in dozens of exercises included in the accompanying McGraw-Hill text. They also work their way through the Sadlier-Oxford text as they master hundreds of words, plus their classic roots, synonyms, antonyms and other grammatically related components. In addition, students have access through the course to interactive games, puzzles and dictionaries, which they can use to further supplement their studies. This course can be taken for a full year or as a one- semester course. Vocabulary for the SAT —Full Year (Online) This elective course is designed to increase students’ vocabulary as they prepare to take the ACT and SAT exams. Working with over 200 vocabulary words that are most commonly used on the SAT exam, the students will master hundreds of words, plus their classic roots, synonyms, antonyms, and other grammatically related components. Students will create connections, practice word usage, and create study guides to later help them in preparing for the SAT and ACT. In addition, students have access to interactive Games, Puzzles, and Dictionaries, which they can use to further supplement their studies. College Prep

World Mythology — Full Year

In World Mythology, students will explore creation myths, trickster tales and hero journeys from all around the globe. Each lesson will examine a different myth in an integrated study of history, culture, literature and the arts. From ancient Egypt to the Aztec empire, the Chinese to the Celts, students will study how myths are used and

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9–12TH GRADE Clubs Clubs for high school offer Club Med Academies students the opportunity to socialize with other students who share the same interests, talents, and goals. Students gather in a stimulating and inviting environment where they can share with each other and dive more deeply into subjects that interest them, all under the guidance of experienced, dynamic teachers. Clubs meet once a month on a preassigned day and time. Students continue to work together throughout each month on club projects and activities.

There will be no requirements except for the shared love of horses. Students will participate in discussions, exhibit their performances, develop and participate in group projects. The Equestrian Club is a place for Club Med Academies students to share their love of horses, without the stress of competition!

Fashion Club: Club members will explore the fashion world, keep up on the latest trends, and share their own original designs and get feedback/support from other “fashionistas.”

Art Club: Students look at various types of artwork, share their own art, and put together a virtual art newsletter to be shared with the school via our private social network.

Film and Theater Club: Club members have an interest in

stage theatre or the art of filmmaking. We will discuss and learn various aspects of theatre and film including character development, script/ screen writing, and presentation. Expertise or previous experiences are not pre-requisites for this club; whether you’re just starting out or already on your way, your participation is encouraged!

Book Club: Students will choose books for the club to read each

fall. Club members are encouraged to explore new genres and a variety of authors. Students will lead book discussions, respond to posts in the Book Club forum, have read-a-thons, and debate topics and authors.

French Club: Club members are French students who would like

Computer App Club: Computer, iPhone, iPad, tablets, etc.

to have a real experience of French, France, and the French-speaking world in a very interactive environment. Our goal is to use the skills already acquired in the language, and enjoy a discovery journey of France, its landscapes and all aspects of its culture.

all have a huge range of apps that are used and created these days. Students often know a lot of very useful apps for keeping calendars, staying in touch, getting homework help, and having fun. Students can come to share new apps they’ve found or heard about, and maybe even learn how to create apps of our own.

Gardening Club: Club members will learn how to start, maintain and harvest their own gardens. Students will be able to share their results via images and video and learn techniques for taking care of all kinds of plants.

Cooking Club: Students will share recipes, learn cooking techniques, tips and more. Craft Club: Club members will learn about the historical and

Model United Nations Club: The Model UN club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. Model UN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events.

cultural backgrounds surrounding knitting, crochet, needle point, embroidery and weaving along with other hand crafts. In addition, students will learn the basics of each craft, work on projects in each area, and present finished projects as student interest determines.

Creative Thinking Club: Club members will have an

Music Club: Club members create and enjoy music. Our goal is

opportunity to think outside the box. We will have a variety of creative exercises during the meetings and will also complete some tasks individually and report back on our results.

to celebrate, educate, support, inspire, create, listen to, and express our love of the spirit of music.

Creative Writing, Poetry, and Photography Club: Club members make up the staff of the

Songbird Club: The Songbirds club is open to students who

Debate Club: Club members are provided with a topic, and

Sports Business Club: This club will offer its members a new way of looking at sports- from the business side, rather than the player’s side. The purpose is to let our students know and learn about alternate opportunities in the sports industry for those who want to be involved, but not necessarily play the sport.

aspire to perform, record, and share their music. Our goal is to enjoy the musical offerings of each participant, give constructive feedback when it is invited, as well as learn techniques associated with recording, performance, voice, lyricism, and instrument arrangement. Moreover, we will also explore ideas of sound, song, and genres of music, as well as collaborate on creating pieces of music together.

Club Med Academies Vision and Voices Magazine published at the end of each semester. The club is for students who enjoy writing and reading poetry, fiction and non-fiction and submitting photography to be published. Through peer editing and a monthly meeting, come and improve your creativity and craft.

take either the pro or con position. They are given a few minutes to do some research, gather their arguments, and then debate the topic until consensus is reached.

Environment Club: This club is for Club Med Academies

Travel Club: Club members will have the chance to share their

students who love nature and the Earth, and seeks to find a closer connection with the Earth and the environment, both as individuals and as a human community.

personal travels and pictures, exchange advice and travel tips. They will also get to explore other places they may like to visit in the future.

Equestrian Club: Members of this club will have a love for horses and/or riding. It will be for beginners to experienced riders.

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