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2020 2021


COURSE SELECTION 2020/2021

Selecting a course of study is an important decision that requires a determination of both  short-term and long-range educational goals. Consider your choices carefully and discuss the matter  with your counselor, teachers, and parents. Nido builds its high school schedule each year based on  student requests; therefore, it is important that you choose your first choice courses at the time of  registration. Adding or dropping of courses is discouraged, and course changes may not fit into a  student’s schedule once the school’s master schedule has been built. Course changes will not be  permitted after the first week of each semester. 

COURSE LOAD Students normally take eight classes each semester, except for juniors and seniors taking the full IB  Diploma, in which case the minimum is seven classes each semester. Chilean National Plan (CNP)  students must earn eight academic grades per school year.  

ACADEMIC PROGRAM BY GRADE

Freshmen (entering Grade 9):  Freshmen required courses are English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Freshman Seminar  (Health & Technology), Language, and Physical Education. Additional specific requirements for  students enrolled in the Chilean National Plan (CNP) include Social Studies in Spanish, Spanish as a  first language, and a fine arts semester credit.    Sophomores (entering Grade 10):  For Sophomore Nido Academic Diploma students, required courses include English, US History,  Math, Science, Language, and Physical Education. Additional specific requirements for CNP students  include Spanish as a first language, social studies in Spanish, and a fine arts semester credit.    Juniors (entering Grade 11):  For Junior Nido Academic Diploma students, courses in English, Social Studies, Math, Science and  Language are required. Additional specific requirements for CNP students include Philosophy in  Spanish, Social Studies in Spanish, and Spanish as a first language.    Seniors (entering Grade 12):  The Nido Academic Diploma Senior requirement is English. Additional specific requirements for CNP  students include Philosophy in Spanish, Social Studies in Spanish, and Spanish as a first language.    Note:​ In order to graduate from Nido, students enrolled in the Chilean National Plan must obtain  sufficient credits to obtain a Nido Academic Diploma. For CNP students, grade promotion is based  on specific regulations established by the Chilean Ministry of Education.   


TABLE OF CONTENTS MASTER COURSE LIST

3

ENGLISH

9

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)

13

SOCIAL STUDIES (INTERNATIONAL)

15

SOCIAL STUDIES (NATIONAL)

20

MATH

23

SCIENCE

29

SPANISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE

35

SPANISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

39

MANDARIN CHINESE

43

VISUAL ARTS

46

MUSIC

49

THEATER

53

DANCE

56

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

57

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

61

GUIDANCE

63

IB PROGRAM

64

LEARNING SUPPORT

66

2


MASTER COURSE LIST    

 

English

Social Studies (International)

Course  

Code  

Credit   Grade 

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

English 9

1000

1

9

World History  

2019

1

9

English 10

1010

1

10

US History

2020

1

10

Global Texts I

1025

1

11

Global Politics

2146

.5

10-12

IB English A: Literature SLI

1070

1

11

Global Conflicts

2148

.5

10-12

IB English A: Literature HLI

1080

1

11

Applied Economics

2150

.5

11-12

IB English A: Language & Literature SL I 

1092

1

11

Personal Finance

2152

.5

11-12

IB English A: Language & Literature HL I 

1090

1

11

Social Psychology

2154

.5

11-12

The Psychology of Happiness

2156

.5

11-12

Global Texts II

1026

1

12

IB Economics SL I

2049

1

11-12

IB English A: Literature SL II

1071

1

12

IB Economics HL I

2052

1

11-12

IB English A: Literature HL II  

1081

1

12

IB History HL I

2048

1

11

IB English A: Language & Literature SL II 

1093

1

12

IB Env Systems & Society SL I

4305

1

11

IB English A: Language & Literature HL II 

1091

1

12

IB Economics SL II

2051

1

12

IB Economics HL II

2053

1

12

IB History HL II

2043

1

12

IB Env. Systems & Society SL II

4310

1

12

English as an Additional Language (EAL) 

       

Course  

Code  

Credit   Grade 

English for Academic Purposes*  

138

1

9-12

HS English: EAL Adapted I

136

1

9-12

HS English: EAL Adapted II  

137

1

9-12

* These courses may be repeated for credit

                 

3


Math

               

Social Studies (National)

Course  

Code  

Credit

Grade

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Math Lab 1

3009

1

9

National Plan Social Studies 9

2111

1

9

Math 9

3011

1

9

National Plan Studies 10

2112

1

10

Math 9 Advanced

3012

1

9

Philosophy I

2130

1

11

Math Lab 2

3013

1

10

IB History SLI (Spanish)  

2041

1

11

Math 10

3014

1

10

Chilean History I  

2115

1

11

Math 10 Advanced

3016

1

10

Philosophy II  

2131

1

12

Math Lab 3

3057

1

11

IB History SL II (Spanish)

2042

1

12

Vectors, Probability & Statistics I

3045

1

11

Chilean History II

2116

1

12

IB Math SL Applications & Interpretation I 

3076

1

11

IB Math SL Analysis & Approaches I

3081

1

11

IB Math HL Applications & Interpretation I 

3078

1

11

IB Math HL Analysis & Approaches I

3083

1

Math Lab 4

3058

Vectors, Prob.& Statistics II

Spanish as a First Language   Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Spanish 9

5000

1

9

11

Spanish 10

5010

1

10

1

12

Spanish 11

5030

1

11

3046

1

12

IB Spanish A: Literature SLI

5040

1

11

IB Math SL Applications & Interpretation II 

3077

1

12

IB Spanish A: Literature HLI

5050

1

11

IB Math SL Analysis & Approaches II

3082

1

12

IB Spanish A; Language & Literature SLI 

5042

1

11

IB Math HL Applications & Interpretation II 

3079

1

12

Spanish 12

5031

1

12

IB Math HL Analysis & Approaches HL II 

3084

1

12

IB Spanish A: Literature SLII

5041

1

12

IB Spanish A: Literature H LII

5051

1

12

IB Spanish A: Language & Literature SL II 

5043

1

12

         

4


Spanish as an Additional Language  

                                   

Mandarin Chinese

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Spanish B1

5150

1

9-12

Mandarin Chinese I

5500

1

9-12

Spanish B2

5151

1

9-12

Mandarin Chinese II

5510

1

9-12

Spanish B3

5152

1

9-12

IB Mandarin Ab Initio SL I**

5520

1

11

Spanish B4

5153

1

9-12

IB Chinese A: Literature SL I

5530

1

11

IB Spanish Ab Initio SL I

5202

1

11

IB Chinese A: Literature HL1

5525

1

11

IB Spanish B SL I

5205

1

11

IB Mandarin Ab Initio SL II**

5521

1

12

IB Spanish B HL I

5200

1

11

IB Chinese A: Literature SL II

5531

1

12

IB Spanish A: Language & Literature SL I 

5042

1

11

IB Chinese A: Literature HL II

5529

1

12

IB Spanish Ab Initio SL II

5203

1

12

IB Spanish B SL II

5206

1

12

IB Spanish B HL II

5201

1

12

IB Spanish A: Language & Literature SL II 

5043

1

12

** If low enrollment numbers, these courses may be taught online through Pamoja Education. Additional annual fees apply. For more  information, visit:  https://pamojaeducation.com/course/pt-mandarin-ab-initio/  

                                           

5


Science  

         

Technology (Design & Applied)

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Life Science  

4011

1

9

Coding

6509

.5

10-12

Physical Science  

4012

1

10

Design Lab*

6508

.5

9-12

Physiology  

4015

1

11/12

Film  

6505

.5

10-12

Applied Science

4022

1

11/12

Graphic Design

6506

.5

10-12

IB Biology SL I

4050

1

11

Sound & Stage Engineering*

6424

.5

9-12

IB Biology HL I

4051

1

11

IB Design Technology SL I

4315

1

11

IB Chemistry SL I

4106

1

11

IB Design Technology HL I

4316

1

11

IB Chemistry HL I

4107

1

11

IB Design Technology SL II

4317

1

12

IB Physics SL I

4205

1

11

IB Design Technology HL II

4318

1

12

IB Physics HL I

4206

1

11

IB Env. Systems & Society SL I

4305

1

11

IB Design Technology SL I

4315

1

11

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

IB Design Technology HL I

4316

1

11

Foundations of PE

7040

.5

9

IB Biology SL II  

4031

1

12

Wilderness Adventure*

7041

.5

9-12

IB Biology HL II

4041

1

12

AquaFit*

7042

.5

10-12

IB Chemistry SL II

4101

1

12

Dance Lab*

7043

.5

10-12

IB Chemistry HL II

4103

1

12

Personal Fitness*

7004

.5

10-12

IB Physics SL II

4202

1

12

Group Fitness*

7044

.5

10-12

IB Physics HL II

4204

1

12

Mind & Body Wellness*

7045

.5

10-12

IB Env Systems & Society SL II

4310

1

12

Race Ready*

7046

.5

10-12

IB Design Technology SL II

4317

1

12

Invasion Games & Leadership

7047

.5

11-12

IB Design Technology HL II  

4318

1

12

Lifetime Fitness & Activity

7048

.5

11-12

Physical Education

* These courses may be repeated for credit

     

6


Music (​ Fine & Performing Arts)

Health, Design, & Technology

Course  

Code  

Credit   Grad e 

Concert Band*  

6220

1

9-12

Choir*

6248

.5

9-12

Glee*  

6250

.5

9-12

Music Creation*

6417

.5

9-12

Guitar*  

6241

.5

10-12

Piano*  

6416

.5

10-12

IB Music SL I

6210

1

11

IB Music HL I

6211

1

11

IB Music SL II  

6212

1

12

IB Music HL II

6213

1

12

Course  

Code  

Credit   Grade 

Foundations of Dance  

6123

.5

9-12

Dance Lab*  

6128

.5

10-12

Credit  

Grade

Senior University Counseling Seminar 

9030

.5

12

Freshman Seminar

8064

1

9

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Foundations of Art  

6005

.5

9-12

Visual Arts 2D Lab*  

6038

.5

10-12

Visual Arts Mixed Media Lab*  

6036

.5

10-12

Visual Arts 3D Lab*  

6045

.5

10-12

IB Visual Arts SL I

6043

1

11

IB Visual Arts HL I

6044

1

11

IB Visual Arts SL II

6041

1

12

IB Visual Arts HL II

6042

1

12

Theater (​ Fine & Performing Arts)

         

Grade

Guidance Code  

Credit  

Visual Arts​ (Fine & Performing Arts)

Course  

Code  

Dance ​(Fine & Performing Arts)

Course  

Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Foundations of Theater  

6147

.5

9-10

Improv  

6104

.5

10-12

Theater Production

6106

.5

10-12

Theater Lab*

6149

.5

10-12

IB Theater Arts SL I

6122

1

11

IB Theater Arts SL II

6121

1

12

IB Theater Arts HL I

6130

1

11

IB Theater Arts HL II

6131

1

12

* These courses may be repeated for credit        

7


IB Program Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

IB Theory of Knowledge I

2060

1

11

IB Theory of Knowledge II

2061

.5

12

IB Exam Prep

26

n/a

12

Learning Support   Course  

Code  

Credit  

Grade

Learning Lab 1*

145

1

9/10

Learning Lab 2*

146

1

11/12

Math Lab 1

3009

1

9

Math Lab 2

3013

1

10

Math Lab 3

3057

1

11

Math Lab 4

3058

1

12

* These courses may be repeated for credit

                           

8


ENGLISH

ENGLISH 9 Course Number:​ 1000 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ n/a

This course emphasizes the study of the literary genres: short story, novel, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Compositions and written and oral language development are integrated into the study of literature.  Assessment includes class participation, group work, essays, tests, creative writing pieces, and oral class  presentations.    ENGLISH 10  Course Number:​ 1010 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ English 9

This course provides the student with a foundation needed for success in upper division courses, expanding the student's awareness and appreciation of the literary heritage of the English-speaking world. Students will  be expected to write literary commentaries, expository essays, and creative pieces based on various genres.  Continued development and practice in oral expression and literary analysis will help to develop the student's  critical thinking. Students will complete a major research project called: The Purpose Project. In addition to  fostering writing, research, and editorial skills, the project is designed to help students make informed choices  regarding courses for junior year and beyond. Assessment includes class participation, group work, essays,  tests, creative writing, and oral presentations.  9


GLOBAL TEXTS I Course Number:​ 1025 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ English 10  

Global Texts expands skyward from literature of the Americas to include literature and other texts from every corner of the world. The course will embrace literary and ​creative reading, writing, and analysis across cultures  and textual g ​ enres. In addition to literature, this course will offer students the opportunity to analyze, discuss,  and experience film, art, music, and more. This course is perfect for the curious, multicultural student whose  mind is open and who has a desire to learn.    IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE SLI  Course Number:​ 1070 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ English 10  

This course is the first year of a two-year Literature Standard Level sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. The course is similar to Literature Higher Level in its approach to literature but  includes fewer texts and somewhat different requirements and criteria for IB assessments. The major  objectives of the program are to develop oral and written expression, to understand and use techniques of  literary criticism, to foster an appreciation of literature, and to stimulate critical thinking. Assessment includes  essays, oral and written commentaries, discussions, and oral presentations, as well as IB required assessments.    IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE HLI  Course Number:​ 1080 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ English 10  

This course is the first year of the two-year IB Literature Higher Level sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. Students study literature from different periods, styles, genres, and cultures.  The major objectives of the program are to develop oral and written expression, to understand and use  techniques of literary criticism, to foster an appreciation of literature, and to stimulate critical thinking.  Assessment includes essays, oral and written commentaries, discussions, and oral presentations, as well as IB  required assessments.    IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SLI  Course Number:​ 1092 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ English 10  

This course is the first year of the two-year IB Language and Literature sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. Students engage with a range of literary texts from different periods, styles,  genres, and cultures. They also develop an appreciation and understanding of the forms and influence of mass  media and the development of the English language and culture. The SL course differs from the HL course  primarily in the number of required IB assessments. The SL students are not required to write an  externally-assessed essay. In addition, the SL Paper One IB exam is one hour and fifteen minutes as opposed to  two hours and fifteen minutes at the HL level.                      10


IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HLI Course Number:​ 1090 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ English 10  

This course is the first year of the two-year IB Language and Literature sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. Students engage with literature from different periods, styles, genres, and  cultures. They also study a variety of non-literary text types including speeches, advertisements, articles, blogs,  etc.. The major objectives of the program are: to develop confident and creative oral and written expression, to  stimulate critical thinking, and to foster an understanding of how language, culture, and context determine the  ways in which meaning is constructed in texts. Assessment includes the HL essay, written and oral  commentaries, discussions, and presentations, as well as IB required assessments.    GLOBAL TEXTS II  Course Number:​ 1026 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Global Tests I or Any IB Y1 English Course 

Global Texts II continues the exploration of a wide variety of authors and literary genres including: the novel, poetry, drama, short stories, and the novel-in-verse. Some units of study allow for student choice in terms of  texts and projects. On a daily basis, students should expect to discuss, read, and write. The writing assignments  range from formal academic analyses to creative personal expressions. Projects may include assignments such  as creating a poetry portfolio, recording a short story podcast episode, and sharing research findings in oral  presentations. This course is designed to engage students using the power of words.      IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE SLII  Course Number:​ 1071 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB English A: Literature SLI  

This course is the second year of a two-year Literature Standard Level sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. The course is similar to Literature Higher Level in its approach to literature  but includes fewer texts and somewhat different requirements and criteria for IB assessments. The major  objectives of the program are to develop oral and written expression, to understand and use techniques of  literary criticism, to foster an appreciation of literature, and to stimulate critical thinking. Assessment includes  essays, oral and written commentaries, discussions, and oral presentations, as well as IB required assessments.    IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE HL II  Course Number:​ 1081 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB English A: Literature HLI  

This course is the second year of the two-year IB Literature Higher Level sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. Students study literature from different periods, styles, genres, and  cultures. The major objectives of the program are to develop oral and written expression, to understand and  use techniques of literary criticism, to foster an appreciation of literature, and to stimulate critical thinking.  Assessment includes essays, oral and written commentaries, discussions, and oral presentations, as well as IB  required assessments.                  11


IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SLII Course Number:​ 1093 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB English A: Language and Literature SL1  

This is the second year of a two-year IB standard level course. In the second year, students will continue to work on developing their listening, speaking, reading, writing, presenting, and performing skills. They will continue to  work on analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. In the second year of the course, SL students will focus on  their Individual Commentary and on their written exams..     IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL II  Course Number:​ 1091 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB English A: Language and Literature HLI  

This course is the second year of the two-year IB Language and Literature sequence and is designed for the native or near-native speaker of English. Students study literature from different periods, styles, genres, and  cultures, as well the forms and influence of mass media and the development of the English language and  culture. The major objectives of the program are to develop oral and written expression, to stimulate critical  thinking, and to understand how language, culture, and context determine the ways in which meaning is  constructed in texts. Assessment includes essays, written and oral commentaries, discussions, and  presentations, as well as IB required assessments. 

12


ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)*  Course Number:​ 138 

Grade levels: 9-12

Credit Value:​ 1 (​ Pass/ Fail will reflect on transcript)

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

This course is designed to assist EAL students in meeting the demands of mainstream classes at the high school level. Students will improve their English proficiency with a focus on needs that arise in relation to the subject  matter and skills being covered in their content area classes such as the Social Sciences and English. EAL  students will refine their ability to express facts, ideas and opinions, using appropriate vocabulary and  grammatical structures. They will engage with each content area through class texts and supplementary  material to facilitate their understanding. In addition, they will improve their oral communication and academic  writing by gathering and critically examining appropriate resources to support both. This course may be  repeated for credit.                         13


HS ENGLISH: EAL ADAPTED I Course Number:​ 136 

Grade level: 9 ​ -11

Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

This course accommodates the English language learner through an adapted curriculum, aligned with the equivalent mainstream English courses, that allows students to accelerate their acquisition of English. The study  of the literary genres: short story, novel, and drama are emphasized. Written and oral language development  are integrated into the study of literature, and additionally students will learn to examine each piece through  literary devices. Assessment includes class participation, group work, essays, tests, creative writing pieces, and  oral class presentations.    HS ENGLISH: EAL ADAPTED II  Course Number:​ 137 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

This course accommodates the English language learner through an adapted curriculum, aligned with the equivalent mainstream English courses, that allows students to accelerate and further extend their English  language proficiency. Students will gain the foundation needed for successfully transitioning into upper division  courses. The study of the literary genres: short story, novel, and drama are emphasized. Written and oral  language development are integrated into the study of literature, and additionally students will learn to  examine each piece through literary devices. 10th grade students will complete a major research project called  "I-Search"; in addition to fostering writing, interviewing, research, and editorial skills, the project is designed to  help students make informed choices regarding courses for junior year and studies beyond high school.  Assessment includes class participation, group work, essays, tests, creative writing pieces, and oral class  presentations.     

14


SOCIAL STUDIES (INTERNATIONAL)

WORLD HISTORY   Course Number:​ 2019 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course exposes students to major themes in world history such as innovation, revolution and globalization. The first semester course focuses on the theme of innovation, with a focus on philosophical and scientific  innovation in ancient Greece, political and commercial innovation in ancient Rome and China, and cultural and  religious innovation in Renaissance Europe. The second semester focuses on the theme of revolution. We start  by defining that concept of “revolution” and the patterns by which they unfold. We then proceed to examine the  French Revolution and the process of decolonization in Africa. Students will also complete a research paper in  the second semester of the course. The course will help you to develop your research and writing skills.                         15


UNITED STATES HISTORY Course Number:​ 2020 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0 (advised), 11 or 12 (if required to meet Nido graduation) 

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ World History 9

This survey U.S. History course aims to give you an overview of major events in U.S. history, while linking these events to themes that are relevant to societies around the world. We will explore five main content strands:  Conflict and resolution, leadership and citizenship, global connections, innovation and social progress, and  ethics and ideology. During the course you will hone your research, analytical thinking, and academic writing  skills in order to prepare for upper level humanities courses. We will explore a number of primary and  secondary sources in each unit and you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: Quizzes (reading,  vocabulary, map), essays, simulations, debates, research projects, oral presentations, graded discussions, and  rap battles.    GLOBAL POLITICS  Course Number:​ 2146  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ N/A

Global Politics is an academic discipline that focuses on contemporary events and the interactions between national and international actors, including states and non-state actors, such as the United Nations, the  International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. The study of Global Politics has become more important and  more complex as our world has become more globalized and interconnected. For Nido students, Global Politics  provides an opportunity for enquiry into, and reflection on, key global issues from a local, national and global  perspective. Students will have opportunities to acquire and apply a range of skills:    • Gathering, synthesizing and communicating information individually and in groups  • Developing and justifying a line of reasoning (in both oral and written form)  The nature of Global Politics makes for a fluid class structure, allowing students to explore areas of interest,  tackle pertinent current events, and explore topics creatively. Depending on student interest, the course may  feature a connection to topics of sustainability with a potential for some students to travel to COP 26 in  Glasgow in November 2021. (This trip would be optional and financed by the families of participating students  but guided and chaperoned by the Global Politics teacher).     GLOBAL CONFLICTS  Course Number:​ 2148  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ N/A

Global Conflict is an academic course of study that draws from the disciplines of history, politics, and international relations while focusing on major conflicts going on in the world today. By examining academic  theories and taking a case study approach we will attempt to reach some conclusions as to the nature and  causes of conflict and how these have been changing in the post-Cold War era. We will examine the impacts of  conflict with particular focus on the contemporary refugee crisis. We will consider the role of international  organizations such as the UN, EU, AU, NATO and NGO’S in attempting to prevent conflict, bring about peace,  and deal with the aftermath of conflict. Collaboration, presentations and simulations will be the foundational  components of the course.      SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY   Course Number:​ 2154  Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ N/A

Why do we make certain decisions? Why do we like certain people? What influence do our peers have on us? This course will provide an introduction to the theories and principles that influence how people think about,  influence, and relate to one another. Topics covered will also explore attitude, personality conformity,  persuasion, attraction, aggression, and prejudice. The course will use project based learning to introduce  students to experimental design, and each student will get the opportunity to construct and carry out social  psychological research on Nido’s campus. Learning will be stimulated with the use of diverse media, including  TED Talks and podcasts.     16


THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS Course Number:​ 2156 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ N/A

What does it mean to live “the good life?” And more importantly, how can we as humans more effectively achieve the good life? This course will provide an introduction to the philosophical ideas and psychological  principles that influence how people experience happiness, success, and satisfaction. From an exploration of  historical theories of happiness to modern research about positive psychology, students will explore their own  happiness while relating their own experiences to academic study. Students will complete a final project on  how to cultivate happiness in their own lives.     APPLIED ECONOMICS  Course Number:​ 2150  Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course provides a broad view of the social science of economics. It builds on real-world economic applications to create a basic understanding of economic concepts, including a range of both macro and  microeconomic concepts. The course relates economic principles and business applications through real-world  situations students are familiar with. Guest speakers will be invited from the business and economic  community. Students will encounter different economic systems and economic laws. They will also investigate  how to think like an economist and will analyze and interpret data to understand the laws of supply and  demand. Students will also be presented with economic applications in today’s world. From economics in the  world of business, trade, money, banking, and finance, students will see how economics is applied both  domestically and globally.       PERSONAL FINANCE  Course Number:​ 2152  Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course will examine the basic concepts and rules of personal finance. It is designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Topics  covered will include future income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing.  Students will have the opportunity to design personal and household budgets, simulate use of checking and  savings accounts, demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management, and evaluate and  understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed  personal financial decisions, financial literacy and wealth management.       IB ECONOMICS SL I  Course Number:​ 2049 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Grade 10 social studies course

This course is an introduction to economic concepts and economic reasoning surveying both micro and macroeconomics. Individuals, firms, and governments must constantly make choices, which will affect both  their own economic well being and that of society as a whole. How these choices are made and how the  consequences of the choices are analyzed are both central to the field of economics. In the first year of the  course students will study the following topic areas: resources and markets, business economics and  Macroeconomic.                17


IB ECONOMICS HL I Course Number:​ 2052 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1  

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Grade 10 social studies course

This course is an introduction to economic concepts and economic reasoning surveying both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Individuals, firms, and governments must constantly make choices, which impact both  their own economic well being and that of society as a whole. How these choices are made and the subsequent  consequences are central to the field of economics. In the first year of the course students will study supply &  demand, elasticities, market failure, employment, inflation, income equality and economic growth. For each  topic a focus will be placed on analysis, evaluative writing and diagram construction.    IB HISTORY HLI  Course Number:​ 2048 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Grade 10 social studies course

This course is the first year of a two-year course that introduces students to major themes in 20th century world history. The course begins with The Move to Global War, an examination of Japanese, Italian and German  expansion in the 1930s. We continue with a study of the rise to power and rule of authoritarian leaders, with  special focus on Mao Zedong and Fidel Castro. The course concludes with a survey of the Cold War. Throughout  the first year of the course there is an emphasis on source evaluation and essay writing skills.     IB ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY SLI  Course Number:​ 4305 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Grade 10 Science & Social Studies courses  This course is the first year of a two-year course following the IB Environmental Systems and Society Syllabus  which prepares students to take the IB ESS SL exam in May of the second year.  This course intends to give  students a sound, knowledge-based understanding of the interrelationships between ecosystems and societies,  focusing on the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of environmental issues. The topics addressed  include systems and models, ecosystems, human populations, resource use, pollution management, global  warming and environmental value systems. Practical work constitutes about 25% of this course and of its  assessment.  Note:​ This is a transdisciplinary course. Students taking this course will satisfy the group 3 and 4 IB  requirements and may choose another subject from any of the 6 groups to complete their sixth subject for the  IB Diploma. For the Nido diploma, one year of science and one year of social studies credit will be awarded; for  the national plan diploma two years of science will be awarded.        IB ECONOMICS SLII  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 2051

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Economics Year 1

This course is a continuation of IB Economics I. In the second year of the course, students will study free trade, protectionism, exchange rates and topics in international development.                       18


IB ECONOMICS HL II Course Number:​ 2053 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Economics Year 1  

Economics HL is a challenging course that requires excellent qualitative and quantitative skills. The course should be selected by students who are genuinely interested in economics as an academic discipline. Students  will study the same topics as SL but will delve deeper into each, including some mathematical reasoning. Theory  of the Firm, a more advanced microeconomic unit, is also added. This course requires summer work.    IB HISTORY HL II  Course Number:​ 2043 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB History Year I  

This course is a continuation of IB History HL I and focuses on major themes in the 20th century in the Americas. Students will examine the Cold War as it played out in the Americas, with a focus on US foreign policy  in the region. The class will also survey social movements in the Americas, with a focus on the African American  Civil Rights Movement. The course concludes with an examination of political developments in the Americas,  with a focus on the phenomenon of populism, threats to democracy, and the nature of dictatorship in the  region. Students will have many opportunities to investigate the history of Chile and the experiences of their  families through the turbulent events of the 20th century.     IB ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY SLII  Course Number:​ 4310 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ IB Environmental Systems and Society SLI  This course will complete the IB syllabus. The topics studied include environmental value systems, ecology and  conservation of biodiversity. Practical work constitutes about 25% of this course and of its assessment.   Note:​ This is a transdisciplinary course. Students taking this course will satisfy the group 3 and 4 IB  requirements and may choose another subject from any of the 6 groups to complete their sixth subject for the  IB Diploma. For the Nido diploma, one year of science and one year of social studies credit will be awarded; for  the national plan diploma two years of science will be awarded.       Credit Value:​ 1 

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SOCIAL STUDIES (NATIONAL)

NATIONAL PLAN SOCIAL STUDIES 9  Course Number:​ 2111 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course includes World History. World History includes Ancient History and the Middle Ages in semester 1 and continue into the beginning of the modern Ages, the Discovery of America and the Colonial period in  America during semester 2. Students are expected to write essays, give oral and written presentations, analyze  documents and participate in debates. A variety of research projects will be assigned throughout the year.    NATIONAL PLAN SOCIAL STUDIES 10  Course Number:​ 2112 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ National Plan Social Studies 9

This course includes World History and History of Chile. World History includes the end of the Modern Times. In History of Chile it covers the Independence of Chile and the construction of the Chilean Republic during the  19th Century. Students are expected to write essays, give oral and written presentations, analyze documents  and participate in debates. A variety of research projects will be assigned throughout the year.      20


IB HISTORY SL I (IN SPANISH) Course Number:​ ​2041 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1  

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ National Plan Social Studies 10.  

Note: ​All students in the National Plan & International Plan may take this course. This course is the first year of a two-year course and it begins with Causes and Effects of 20th-Century Wars,  focusing on causes, war types, war practices, the use of technology and the impact of these factors on results.  Students will explore different case studies to understand the impact that these conflicts have had in the  development of recent history, overlapping with the growth of tension in international relations as we approach  an in-depth study of the Cold War. Reading comprehension, writing and research skills are emphasized  throughout the course.       IB HISTORY SL II (IN SPANISH)  Course Number:​ 2042 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB History SL 1 (in Spanish)

Note: ​All students in the National Plan & International Plan may take this course. This course is the continuation of IB History I (Spanish) therefore we continue examining the context of the Cold  War and causes and effects of wars in the 20th Century. During the first semester we will cover the prescribe  subject 4 and we will study two case studies, one being the civil rights movement in the United Sates and the  second one on the Apartheid in South Africa. Reading comprehension, writing and research skills will continue  to be emphasized throughout the course.       CHILEAN HISTORY I  Course Number:​ 2115 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ National Plan Social Studies 10.  

Note: ​All students in the National Plan & International Plan may take this course. This course will focus on the study of Chilean History considering the Pacific perspective.  Students will be  guided to analyze and connect historical events pertinent to Chile with an interdisciplinary and global approach.  Content ranges from the Pre-Hispanic to the Colonial Period. The objectives of the course include:  ● Learn and comprehend historical events of Chile, from a global standpoint, in order to develop  analytical and evaluative skills.   ● Stimulate the systematic study of history.    ● Reflect and value Chile’s history from a geographical and political viewpoint, acquiring new  interpretations of events.  The methodology of this course is centered on expanding the analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary  sources as well as developing skills of investigation in order to interpret and contrast different historical views.                                 21


CHILEAN HISTORY II Course Number:​ ​2116 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ National Plan Social Studies 10.

Note: ​All students in the National Plan & International Plan may take this course. This course will focus on the study of Chilean History considering the Pacific perspective. Students will be  guided to analyze and connect historical events pertinent to Chile with an interdisciplinary and global approach.  Content ranges from the 20th centuries  Period. The objectives of the course include:   - Learn and comprehend historical events of Chile, from a global standpoint, in order to develop analytical  and evaluative skills. 
  -  Stimulate the systematic study of history. 
  -  Reflect and value Chile’s history from a geographical and political viewpoint, 
acquiring new  interpretations of events.
  The methodology of this course is centered on expanding the analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary  sources as well as developing skills of investigation in order to interpret and contrast different historical views. 
    PHILOSOPHY I  Course Number:​ 2130 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ National Plan Social Studies 10.  

Note: ​This course is also open to international students who have an advanced Spanish proficiency. This course will be taught in Spanish. Requires teacher approval.  This course includes the study of man as a subject of philosophical reflection, as well as an introduction to  Psychology. Modern tendencies in the subject will also be analyzed and compared. Specific topics on cognitive  psychology, such as perception, memory, and intelligence, will be studied. The course will include audio-visual  support materials (films, documentaries) to stimulate discussion in class related to the subject matter being  covered. Students are expected to read, analyze, and present written and oral work, including research papers  related to topics covered within the course.    PHILOSOPHY II  Course Number:​ 2131 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Philosophy I

This course focuses mainly on the History of Western philosophy from its origin in the Pre-Socratic theories to contemporary philosophy. The course will include audio visual support materials (films, documentaries) to  stimulate discussion in class related to the subject matter being covered. Students will analyze the sequence  and evolution of the history of ideas in the Western culture. Students are expected to read, analyze, and  compare different authors and write essays throughout the year, including research papers related to topics  covered within the course.       

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MATH

MATH LAB 1 Course Number:​ 3009 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

Math Lab 1 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math  programs. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics as rationals, integers, laws  of exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, fractional equations, linear functions, graphing, and their  applications with real life problems. This course also includes topics from Geometry including coordinate  geometry and trigonometry. The ultimate goal of the Math Lab course sequence is to support and prepare  students to rejoin Nido’s mainstream program, but the class will still provide comprehensive skill building for  those students who remain in the Math Lab sequence for all four years of high school. A ​ graphing calculator  is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all demonstrations. ​Math Lab 1 is not adequate preparation  for IB courses​. R ​ egistration for this course is made by placement only.                    23


MATH 9 Course​ Number:​ 3011 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This integrated course is the first year of a two-year progression that will prepare students for success in either of the IB Math SL courses. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics as  integers, linear inequalities, polynomials, factoring, fractions, fractional equations, linear systems, quadratic  functions, exponential functions, sequences and series, graphing, triangle trigonometry, statistics and their  applications with real life problems. This course also includes topics from Geometry including parallelism,  perpendicularity, coordinate geometry, area and perimeter of plane figures, and the volume and surface area  of solids. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and interactive  classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project based  inquiry to solidify understanding.​ A graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    MATH 9 ADVANCED  Course​ Number:​ 3012 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 8 - Advanced or Math 8 with superior marks and teacher recommendation. 

This integrated course is the first year of a two-year progression that will prepare students for success in either of the IB Math HL courses. Topics of study include integers, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, real  numbers, equations, inequalities, graphing of linear and quadratic functions, solving simultaneous equations,  laws of exponents, exponential equations, algebraic functions, periodic functions, probability and their  applications with real life problems. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a  student-centered and interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and  utilizes lab and project based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+  family will be used for all demonstrations.    MATH LAB 2  Course Number:​ 3013 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0

Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

Math Lab 2 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math  programs. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics as quadratic equations,  graphing, and their applications with real life problems. This course also includes topics from; Probability:  Simple probabilities and compound events; Statistics: Measures of center and spread, graphs and their  applications with real life problems and Geometry: Volume and surface area of solids. A ​ graphing calculator is  required, TI-84+ family will be used for all demonstrations.​ ​ ​Math Lab 2 is not adequate preparation for  IB courses.​ R ​ egistration for this course is made by placement only.      MATH 10  Course​ Number:​ 3014 

Grade level: 9 ​ -10

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 9

This is the second year of an integrated, two-year progression that will prepare students for success in either of the IB Math SL courses. Topics of study include polynomials, factoring, rational and radical functions, linear and  quadratic inequalities, solving simultaneous equations, exponential functions, periodic functions, geometric  proof, statistical inferences and big data, and problem solving. All of this takes place in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    24


MATH 10 ADVANCED Course​ Number:​ 3016 

Grade level: 9 ​ -10

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 9 Advanced

This is the second year of a two-year progression that will prepare students for success in either of the IB Math HL courses. It covers all core topics of algebra covered in Math 9 Advanced in greater depth, plus additional  topics of trigonometry, geometric proof, probability, statistics, vectors and matrices. Students will engage daily  in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and interactive classroom environment, which focuses  on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project based inquiry to solidify understanding. A graphing  calculator is required.    MATH LAB 3  Course Number:​ 3057  Grade level: 1 ​ 1  Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

Math Lab 3 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math  programs. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics integers, polynomials,  factoring, rational expressions, real numbers, equations, inequalities, graphing of linear and quadratic  functions, solving simultaneous equations, laws of exponents, exponential functions, algebraic functions,  probability and their applications with real life problems. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will  be used for all demonstrations.​ ​Math Lab 3 is not adequate preparation for IB courses. ​ R​egistration for  this course is made by placement only    VECTORS, PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I  Course Number:​ 3045 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 10 or Math 10 Advanced

This course is the first year of a two year sequence designed for non-IB students or for students who plan to eventually take the PSU exam and attend a Chilean university. The topics of the course are aligned with the  requirements of the Chilean National curriculum and include: rational expressions, functions, linear and  quadratic functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, sequences and series, exponential and  logarithmic functions, 2-D & 3-D geometry, probability and statistics, and vectors. The course will include a high  level of investigation, use of technology and project-based demonstration of knowledge. ​A graphing  calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all demonstrations.    IB MATH SL APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION I  Course Number:​ 3076 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 10 or Math 10 Advanced

This course is the first year of a two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math SL Applications and Interpretation exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the course  and include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, probability  and statistics, and calculus. Applications and interpretation is designed for students who enjoy describing the  real world and solving practical problems using mathematics; those who are interested in harnessing the power  of technology alongside exploring mathematical models and enjoy the more practical side of mathematics.  Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and interactive classroom  environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project based inquiry to  solidify understanding. ​A graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.              25


IB MATH SL ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES I Course Number:​ 3081 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 10 or Math 10 Advanced

This course is the first year of a two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math SL Analysis and Approaches exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the course and  include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, probability and  statistics, and calculus. Analysis and approaches is intended for students who wish to pursue studies in  mathematics at university or subjects that have a large mathematics content; it is for students who enjoy  developing mathematical arguments, problem solving and exploring real and abstract applications, with and  without technology. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    IB MATH HL APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION I  Course Number:​ 3078 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 10 Advanced

This course is the first year of a rigorous two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math HL Applications and Interpretations exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for  the course and include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry,  probability and statistics, and calculus. Applications and interpretation is designed for students who enjoy  describing the real world and solving practical problems using mathematics; those who are interested in  harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models and enjoy the more practical  side of mathematics. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    IB MATH HL ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES I  Course Number:​ 3083 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Math 10 Advanced

This course is the first year of a rigorous two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math HL Analysis and Approaches exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the  course and include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry,  probability and statistics, and calculus. Analysis and approaches is intended for students who wish to pursue  studies in mathematics at university or subjects that have a large mathematics content; it is for students who  enjoy developing mathematical arguments, problem solving and exploring real and abstract applications, with  and without technology. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    MATH LAB 4*  Course Number:​ 3058  Grade level: 1 ​ 2  Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

This course will help prepare students for standardized and college placement exams. Math Lab 4 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct  instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math programs. This course is a study of  the real number system, dealing with such topics integers, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, real  numbers, equations, inequalities, graphing of linear and quadratic functions, solving simultaneous equations,  laws of exponents, exponential functions, algebraic functions, probability and their applications with real life  problems. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all demonstrations.  R​egistration for this course is made by placement only  26


VECTORS, PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS II Course Number:​ 3046 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Vectors, Probability and Statistics I

This course is the second year of a two year sequence designed for non-IB students or for students who plan to eventually take the PSU exam and attend a Chilean university. The topics of the course are aligned with the  requirements of the Chilean National curriculum and include: rational expressions, functions, linear and  quadratic functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, sequences and series, exponential and  logarithmic functions, 2-D & 3-D geometry, probability and statistics, and vectors. The course will include a high  level of investigation, use of technology and project-based demonstration of knowledge. ​A graphing calculator  is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all demonstrations.    IB MATH SL APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION II  Course Number:​ 3077 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ IB Math SL Applications and Interpretation I  This course is the second year of a two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math SL  Applications and Interpretation exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the course  and include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, probability  and statistics, and calculus. Applications and interpretation is designed for students who enjoy describing the  real world and solving practical problems using mathematics; those who are interested in harnessing the power  of technology alongside exploring mathematical models and enjoy the more practical side of mathematics.  Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and interactive classroom  environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project based inquiry to  solidify understanding. ​A graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    IB MATH SL ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 3082

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Math SL Analysis and Approaches I

This course is the second year of a two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math SL Analysis and Approaches exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the course and  include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, probability and  statistics, and calculus. Analysis and approaches is intended for students who wish to pursue studies in  mathematics at university or subjects that have a large mathematics content; it is for students who enjoy  developing mathematical arguments, problem solving and exploring real and abstract applications, with and  without technology. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding.​A graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.                              27


IB MATH HL APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION II Course Number:​ 3079 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ IB Math HL Applications and Interpretation I  This course is the second year of a rigorous two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB  Math HL Applications and Interpretation exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the  course and include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry,  probability and statistics, and calculus. Applications and interpretation is designed for students who enjoy  describing the real world and solving practical problems using mathematics; those who are interested in  harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models and enjoy the more practical  side of mathematics. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.    IB MATH HL ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 3084

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Math HL Analysis and Approaches I

This course is the second year of a rigorous two-year sequence that will prepare students for their eventual IB Math HL Analysis and Approaches exam. Topics of study are taken from the IB Curriculum Report for the  course and include a wealth of topics from numbers and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry,  probability and statistics, and calculus. Analysis and approaches is intended for students who wish to pursue  studies in mathematics at university or subjects that have a large mathematics content; it is for students who  enjoy developing mathematical arguments, problem solving and exploring real and abstract applications, with  and without technology. Students will engage daily in open-ended problem solving, in a student-centered and  interactive classroom environment, which focuses on investigation and discussion, and utilizes lab and project  based inquiry to solidify understanding. A ​ graphing calculator is required, TI-84+ family will be used for all  demonstrations.     

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SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE   Course Number:​ 4011 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ n/a

This course, for all 9th grade students, includes the study of ecosystems, and how human factors and personal choice affect other factors within shared systems. Further study will include investigation  of the human body and how behaviors affect health by focusing on the digestive, circulatory, respiratory and  nervous systems. Strong emphasis will be placed on scientific investigation skills including: planning, data  collection, data processing and presentation, and evaluation as well as scientific research. Students will be  assessed on these skills as well as the content of the topics addressed.    PHYSICAL SCIENCE   Course Number:​ 4012 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Life Science  

This course, for all 10th grade students, addresses topics in matter and energy, solution chemistry, states of matter, waves, motion and forces. Strong emphasis will be placed on scientific investigation skills including:  planning, data collection, data processing and presentation, and evaluation as well as scientific research. Group  project investigations are an integral part of every unit.   Students will be assessed on these skills as well as the  content of the topics addressed.    29


PHYSIOLOGY Course Number:​ 4015 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Physical Science  

In this course students will gain an understanding of how physiology, nutrition and other factors affect one's health, physical performance, and general well being.  Students will investigate the structure and functions of  the body’s major organ systems. These include the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiac, immune, digestive,  excretory, and nervous systems. A main focus is on practical experienced-based learning.  Students will be  expected to remember the names of the structures these systems in order to apply them in laboratory settings  and case studies. Emphasis will also be placed on the following skills: research, design of investigations, data  collection, analysis, and making connections between findings and theory.     APPLIED SCIENCE   Course Number:​ 4022 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1/12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Physical Science 10

This course will allow students to engage with scientific principles in the context of current applications and developments in the field. They will work individually and in teams to ask and develop questions and models,  to construct explanations, and to design solutions. The goal is to develop confident, scientifically literate  communicators who will be able to impact their community in an informed and responsible manner. Class  activities will include projects, collecting analyzing and evaluating data, discussions, debates, traditional  instruction and research.    IB BIOLOGY SLI  Course Number:​ 4050 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ 9/10 Grade Science

This course is the first year of a two-year course following the IB Biology Standard Level syllabus which prepares students to take the IB Biology SL exam in May of the second year. It may be taken as a stand alone  general high school biology course. The topics addressed include cells, molecular biology, ecology, energetics,  and genetics. Practical work constitutes about 25% of this course and of its assessment.    IB BIOLOGY HLI  Course Number:​ 4051 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two successful years of High School Science, Teacher recommendation.  This course is the first year of a two-year course following the IB Biology Higher Level syllabus and is intended  for students who plan to take the IB Biology HL exam in May of the second year. It corresponds generally to an  introductory Biology college course. The topics addressed include cells, molecular biology, ecology, energetics,  and genetics, from both the core and AHL topics in the IB Biology Syllabus. Practical work constitutes about 25%  of this course and of its assessment.    IB CHEMISTRY SLI  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4106

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two successful years of High School Science.  This course will generally follow the IB Standard Level core syllabus. This may be taken as a stand alone high  school chemistry course. The topics addressed include atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, bonding,  energetics, kinetics, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the course  and its assessment.          Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB CHEMISTRY HLI Course Number:​ 4107 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two successful years of High School Science & Math 10 Advanced.  This course is the first year of a two-year course following the IB Chemistry Higher Level syllabus and is  intended for students who plan to take the IB Chemistry HL exam in May of the second year. It corresponds  generally to an introductory chemistry college course. The topics addressed include atomic theory,  stoichiometry, periodicity, bonding, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and oxidation - reduction.  Practical work will constitute about 25% of the course and its assessment.    IB PHYSICS SLI  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4205

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two successful years of High School Science and Teacher Recommendation.  Note:​ This is a math-based course.  Students with strong math skills will be set up to have the most success.  This course will generally follow the IB Standard Level core syllabus, serving as both a one-year Physics course  and as the first year of the two-year IB SL course. The topics addressed include measurement, mechanics,  thermal physics, waves, nuclear, atomic and particle physics. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the  course and its assessment. Laboratory reporting skills will be stressed, fostering those required within the IB  criteria.     IB PHYSICS HLI  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4206

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two successful years of High School Science, Math 10 Advanced, & Teacher  recommendation.  Note:​ This is a math-based course.  Students with strong math skills will be set up to have the most success.  This course will generally follow the IB Higher Level core syllabus, serving as both a one-year Physics course and  as the first year of the two-year IB HL course. The topics addressed include measurement, mechanics, thermal  physics, waves, nuclear, atomic, quantum and particle physics. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the  course and its assessment. Laboratory reporting skills will be stressed, fostering those required within the IB  criteria.     IB DESIGN TECHNOLOGY SL I  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4315

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two years of high school science Students must be comfortable using technology   IB Design Technology aims to develop internationally-minded people whose enhanced understanding of design  and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world. It  focuses on analysis, design development, synthesis and evaluation. The creative tension between theory and  practice is what characterizes design technology within the IBDP sciences subject group. This course will serve  a one year course in Design Technology or as the first year of a two-year IB course. Units will include: Human  factors and ergonomics, Resource management and sustainable production, Modelling, and Material science  and manufacturing.  Note:​ IB Design Technology is categorized as an IB Group 4 course; this course earns science graduation credit  for the Nido Diploma. This course earns elective credit for the National Plan diploma.                 Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB DESIGN TECHNOLOGY HL I Course Number:​ 4316 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Two years of high school science Students must be comfortable using technology  Teacher recommendation  IB Design Technology aims to develop internationally-minded people whose enhanced understanding of design  and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world. It  focuses on analysis, design development, synthesis and evaluation. The creative tension between theory and  practice is what characterizes design technology within the IBDP sciences subject group. This fast-paced higher  level course will serve a one year course in Design Technology or as the first year of a two-year IB course. Units  will include: Human factors and ergonomics, User-centered design (UCD), Resource management and  sustainable production, Sustainability, Modelling, and Material science and manufacturing.    Note:​ IB Design Technology is categorized as an IB Group 4 course; this course earns science graduation credit  for the Nido Diploma. This course earns elective credit for the National Plan Diploma.    IB ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY SLI  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4305

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ 9/10 Grade Science

This course is the first year of a two-year course following the IB Environmental Systems and Society Syllabus which prepares students to take the IB ESS SL exam in May of the second year.  This course intends to give  students a sound, knowledge-based understanding of the interrelationships between ecosystems and societies,  focusing on the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of environmental issues. The topics addressed  include systems and models, ecosystems, conservation of biodiversity, water resources, and environmental  value systems. Practical work constitutes about 25% of this course and of its assessment.  Note:​ This is a transdisciplinary course. Students taking this course will satisfy the group 3 and 4 IB  requirements and may choose another subject from any of the 6 groups to complete their sixth subject for the  IB Diploma. For the Nido diploma, one year of science and one year of social studies credit will be awarded; for  the national plan diploma two years of science will be awarded.       IB BIOLOGY SLII  Course Number:​ 4031 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Biology SL I and teacher approval.

This course will complete the IB Biology Standard Level syllabus. Students are prepared to take the IB Biology SL exam during May, and complete the 40 hours of practical work required for internal assessment. The topics  addressed include evolution, ecology, human physiology and an optional topic. Practical work constitutes about  25% of this course and of its assessment, and includes participation in the Group 4 project.    IB BIOLOGY HL II  Course Number:​ 4041 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Biology HL I and teacher approval.

This course will complete the IB Biology Higher Level syllabus, finishing students’ preparation for the IB Biology HL exam in May, as well as completing the 60 hours of practical work required for internal assessment. The  topics addressed include evolution, ecology, plant science, human physiology and an optional topic. Practical  work constitutes about 25% of this course and of its assessment, and includes participation in the Group 4  project. Students may expect to receive work over vacation periods.            32


IB CHEMISTRY SL II Course Number:​ 4101 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ Successful completion of IB Chemistry SL I and requires teacher approval.  This course, will complete the IB Standard Level Chemistry syllabus. The course prepares students to take the IB  Chemistry SL exam during May. The topics addressed include oxidation - reduction, advanced thermodynamics,  organic chemistry, and optional topics. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the course and its  assessment and includes participation in the Group 4 project.    IB CHEMISTRY HL II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4103

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ Successful completion of IB Chemistry HLI  This course will complete the IB Chemistry Higher Level syllabus, finishing students’ preparation for the IB  Chemistry HL exam in May. The topics addressed include oxidation - reduction, advanced thermodynamics,  organic chemistry, and optional topics. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the course and its  assessment and includes participation in the Group 4 project.    IB PHYSICS SL II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4202

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ Successful completion of IB Physics SL I and requires teacher approval  This course will complete the IB SL syllabus. The topics covered include electricity, magnetism, energy sources  and one extension topics to be chosen by the class. This second year course will focus on preparation for the  May IB Exam. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the course and its assessment, including participation  in the Group IV Project. Laboratory reporting will emphasize completion of the students IB portfolio for  submission to external moderation.    IB PHYSICS HL II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4204

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ Successful completion of IB Physics HL I and requires teacher approval.  Note:​ Students who desire to take the IB Physics Higher Level Exam should take Physics HLI in grade 11, then  Physics HL II in grade 12.  This course will complete the IB HL syllabus. The topics covered include electricity, magnetism, energy sources  and one extension topics to be chosen by the class. This second year course will focus on preparation for the  May IB Exam. Practical work will constitute about 25% of the course and its assessment, including participation  in the Group IV Project. Laboratory reporting will emphasize completion of the students IB portfolio for  submission to external moderation.    IB DESIGN TECHNOLOGY SL II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4317

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ IB Design Technology SL I and requires teacher approval.  In the second year of this two-year IB course, Design Technology specifically focuses on the units of: Innovation  and Design and Classic Design. DP Design Technology achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling  students to develop critical-thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical context. While  designing may take various forms, it will involve the selective application of knowledge within an ethical  framework. This year students will further apply the skills they learned throughout the course and will  complete their Design Project which serves as the IB Internal Assessment.    Note:​ IB Design Technology is categorized as an IB Group 4 course; this course earns science graduation credit  for the Nido Diploma.     Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB DESIGN TECHNOLOGY HL II Course Number:​ 4318 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ Successful completion of IB Design Technology HL I and requires teacher approval.  In the second year of this two-year IB course, Design Technology HL specifically focus​es​ on the units of:  Innovation and Design, Innovation and Markets, Classic Design and Commercial Production. D ​ P Design  Technology achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling students to develop critical-thinking and design  skills, which they can apply in a practical context. While designing may take various forms, it will involve the  selective application of knowledge within an ethical framework. This year students will further apply the skills  they learned throughout the course and will complete their Design Project which serves as the IB Internal  Assessment.  Note:​ IB Design Technology is categorized as an IB Group 4 course; this course earns science graduation credit  for the Nido Diploma.     IB ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY SL II  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 4310

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Prerequisite:​ IB Environmental Systems and Society SLI and requires teacher approval.  This course will complete the IB syllabus. The topics studied include soils and food production, atmospheric  science and climate change, and human population and resource use. Practical work constitutes about 25% of  this course and of its assessment.   Note:​ This is a transdisciplinary course. Students taking this course will satisfy the group 3 and 4 IB  requirements and may choose another subject from any of the 6 groups to complete their sixth subject for the  IB Diploma. For the Nido diploma, one year of science and one year of social studies credit will be awarded; for  the national plan diploma two years of science will be awarded.     Credit Value:​ 1 

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SPANISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE

SPANISH 9  Course Number:​ 5000 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

El programa de Español tiene como propósito desarrollar habilidades en el plano de la oralidad, lectura y escritura dirigido a estudiantes nativos, no obstante, se admite a estudiantes no nativos que posean  habilidades en español como primera lengua.   A partir del análisis de texto literario y no literario, se aplican  la capacidad de comprender contextos de  producción propios de la literatura griega y edad media, como también renacimiento.   Se estudia el texto y sus atributos de comunicación: descripciones, argumentaciones entre otras herramientas  del lenguaje.                           35


SPANISH 10 Course Number:​ 5010 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 9

El Programa de Español busca desarrollar y potenciar las competencias lingüísticas de lectura, escritura y oralidad a través de textos literarios y no literarios. Para ello el curso se implementa por medio del estudio de  la literatura y la lengua española.   Literatura: este curso está destinado a desarrollar la capacidad de análisis literario de los estudiantes, a partir  del estudio de obras literarias clásicas y contemporáneas. Junto a la investigación de los contextos de  producción y de generación artística,  los estudiantes aplicarán los elementos propios de la teoría literaria. El  curso pondrá especial atención al Mundo Fantástico y al Mundo del Realismo Mágico para reflexionar sobre las  problemáticas del ser humano planteadas en las obras.   Lengua: se estudiará en detalle el discurso expositivo como medio de intercambio de informaciones y  conocimientos.     SPANISH 11  Course Number:​ 5030 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 10

Este curso es el primero de una secuencia de dos años que cumple con todos los requisitos del Programa del Ministerio de Educación de “Lengua Castellana y Comunicación”. Al igual que los años anteriores busca  desarrollar y potenciar las competencias lingüísticas de lectura, escritura y oralidad a través de textos literarios  y no literarios.  Literatura: Durante este año el curso se centra en los grandes clásicos de la literatura española. Así los  contenidos están centrados en la Historia Literaria, las distintas épocas y sus características:  Edad Medía,  Renacimiento, Barroco  y Romanticismo.  Como eje central las temáticas estudiadas serán el amor y el viaje.  Lengua: los contenidos de Lengua Castellana están centrados en el discurso argumentativo, sus características  y manifestaciones.    SPANISH 12  Course Number:​ 5031 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 11

Este curso es el segundo de una secuencia de dos años que cumple con todos los requisitos del Programa del Ministerio de Educación de “Lengua Castellana y Comunicación”. Al igual que los años anteriores busca  desarrollar y potenciar las competencias lingüísticas de lectura, escritura y oralidad a través de textos literarios  y no literarios.  Literatura: la selección de obras está centrada en el período contemporáneo, analizando sus innovaciones y  técnicas empleadas así como en las expresiones literarias propias de América Latina.  Lengua: los contenidos de Lengua Castellana serán tipologías textuales, principios de organización textual y el  discurso público.                              36


IB SPANISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SL I Course Number:​ 5042 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 10/ Spanish B-3/ Spanish B-4, and teacher recommendation. National Plan Students  may not take this course.  Este curso de Lengua y Literatura es el primer año del programa de dos y está diseñado para alumnos que  hablan Español en forma nativa o casi-nativa. Este curso tiene como objetivo desarrollar habilidades de análisis  de texto y que los alumnos comprendan que tanto los textos literarios como los no literarios pueden ser  considerados como autónomos y al mismo tiempo simultáneamente relacionados a ciertas prácticas de lectura  determinadas por la cultura. Los alumnos estudian literatura de diferentes períodos, estilos, géneros y culturas  y también las formas de influencia de los medios de comunicación en el desarrollo de la lengua y la cultura  española. Los principales objetivos de este programa son desarrollar la expresión oral y escrita, estimular el  pensamiento crítico, y comprender cómo la lengua, la cultura y el contexto determinan las formas a través de  las cuales se construye significado en los textos. Los alumnos también aprenderán a escribir en estilos usados  por los medios de comunicación. Las evaluaciones incluyen escritura de ensayos, escritura creativa,  comentarios escritos y orales, discusiones, y presentaciones, además de las evaluaciones requeridas por el IB.    IB SPANISH A: LITERATURE SL I  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 5040

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 10 and departmental recommendation  Este curso está orientado a alumnos nacionales e internacionales que dominen la Lengua Española y sus reglas  de combinación en el manejo de un lenguaje con una variedad de estilos, registros y propósitos comunicativos.  El Programa de Literatura IB como primera lengua, se centra exclusivamente en textos literarios para lo cual se  asumirán diversos enfoques de la crítica textual.  Los alumnos exploran la naturaleza de la Literatura, la Función Estética del Lenguaje Literario y la relación entre  la Literatura y las Cuestiones Globales, promoviendo el desarrollo de una Mentalidad Internacional y un  Aprendizaje Autónomo y Creativo.  Las Áreas de Exploración del Programa de Literatura giran en torno a los criterios de :  ·  Lectores, Escritores y Textos  ·  Tiempo y Espacio  ·  Intertextualidad  En este curso se estudian 9 textos literarios tanto traducidos como escritos originalmente en Español y las  Evaluaciones del Programa IB consideran la grabación de un Comentario Oral y dos Pruebas Escritas en  Español.    IB SPANISH A: LITERATURE HL I  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 5050

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 10 and departmental recommendation.  Este curso está orientado a alumnos nacionales e internacionales que dominen la Lengua Española y sus reglas  de combinación en el manejo de un lenguaje con una variedad de estilos, registros y propósitos comunicativos.  El Programa de Literatura IB como primera lengua, se centra exclusivamente en textos literarios para lo cual se  asumirán diversos enfoques de la crítica textual.  Los alumnos exploran la naturaleza de la Literatura, la Función Estética del Lenguaje Literario y la relación entre  la Literatura y las Cuestiones Globales, promoviendo el desarrollo de una Mentalidad Internacional y un  Aprendizaje Autónomo y Creativo.  Las Áreas de Exploración del Programa de Literatura giran en torno a los criterios de :  ·  Lectores, Escritores y Textos  ·  Tiempo y Espacio  ·  Intertextualidad  En este curso se estudian 13 textos literarios tanto traducidos como escritos originalmente en Español y las  evaluaciones del Programa IB consideran la escritura de un Ensayo de entre 1200 y 1500 palabras , la  grabación de un Comentario Oral y dos Pruebas Escritas en Español.    Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB SPANISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SL II Course Number:​ 5043 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Spanish A: Language & Literature SL

El curso Lengua y Literatura SL II consta de 2 partes: una relativa al estudio de la lengua y otra relativa al estudio de la literatura.  El estudio de los textos producidos en una lengua dada es fundamental para conocer bien la lengua y la cultura  y, en consecuencia, para definir nuestro modo de ver y entender el mundo en que vivimos. Uno de los  principales objetivos generales del curso de Lengua A: Lengua y Literatura SL II es estimular a los alumnos a  cuestionar la construcción de significados en la lengua y los textos, que pocas veces resultan claros e  inequívocos. La finalidad principal del curso es ayudar a los alumnos a centrarse a fondo en la lengua de los  textos estudiados y comprender el papel que desempeña el contexto más amplio de cada texto en la  determinación de su significado.     IB SPANISH A: LITERATURE SL II  Course Number:​ 5041 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 11 - IB Spanish A: Literature SLI.

Este es el segundo curso de una secuencia de dos años con la cual se alcanzan los requerimientos del examen de Bachillerato Internacional de español A, Nivel Medio. Ver detalle en el primer año.    IB SPANISH A: LITERATURE HL II  Course Number:​ 5051 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 11 - IB Spanish A: Literature HLI.  Este es el segundo curso de una secuencia de dos años con la cual se cumplen los requerimientos del  Bachillerato Internacional de Español A, Nivel Superior. Ver detalle en el primer año.  Credit Value:​ 1 

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SPANISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

SPANISH B1 Course Number:​ 5150 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Placement Test

Spanish B1 (Beginning Spanish) is an introduction to the pronunciation, and functional vocabulary for everyday communication. The four language skills of listening-understanding, speaking, reading and writing are  emphasized. Students are made aware of the cultural aspects of the language, and the particular culture of the  Spanish speaking societies. Students will be able to follow and participate in simple interactions.    SPANISH B2  Course Number:​ 5151 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish B1 or Placement Test

This course emphasizes the four language skills, grammar and vocabulary to develop communication strategies with a good command of the mechanism of the language. Cultural aspects of the language and the particular  culture of the Spanish speaking societies are studied. The student will be able to read and write  comprehensively and use the languages interactively.        39


SPANISH B3 Course Number:​ 5152 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish B2 or Placement Test

This course focuses on the development of the linguistic potential of students, enabling them to use Spanish as a means for oral and written communication. Students should have a good command of verbal and  grammatical patterns and apply them in their conversations and writing. There will be challenges to use  Spanish to solve real problems by using their language reception and production skills. Students will interpret  feelings, values, and ideas that are characteristic of Spanish culture. A variety of authentic texts are read,  discussed and used as a support for the language structures being studied. This class is a prerequisite to go to  IB Spanish SLI.    SPANISH B4  Course Number:​ 5153 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish B3 or placement test

This course focuses on the development of the linguistic potential of students, enabling them to use Spanish as a means for oral and written communication. Students should have a good command of the whole spectrum of  grammatical patterns in order to apply them in their conversations and writing. There will be challenges to use  Spanish to solve real problems by using their language reception and production skills. Students will interpret  feelings, values, and ideas, which are characteristic of Spanish culture. A variety of authentic texts are read,  discussed and used as a support for the language structures being studied. This class is a prerequisite to go to  IB Spanish B SL I or HLI.    IB SPANISH AB INITIO SLI  Course Number:​ 5202 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Placement test

This course is a Spanish learning course for beginners, designed to be followed over two years by students who have almost no previous experience of learning Spanish. The main focus of the course is on acquisition of  language required for purposes and situations usual in everyday social interactions. The IB Spanish ab initio  aims to develop a variety of linguistic skills, and a basic awareness of the cultures using the language, through  the study of a core syllabus.    IB SPANISH B SLI  Course Number:​ 5205 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish B3, B4, or departmental recommendation  This course is the first year of a two-year sequence which fulfills the requirements of the International  Baccalaureate (Syllabus B) in Spanish, Standard level examination. It is designed for International students  whose native language is not Spanish and who do not have complete fluency in the language. Students must,  however, demonstrate adequate use of Spanish in order to exercise their language reception and production  skills by exploring authentic Spanish language materials.  Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB SPANISH B HLI Course Number:​ 5200 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Spanish B SLI / Spanish B4 or departmental recommendation  This course is the first year of a two-year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the International  Baccalaureate (syllabus B) in Spanish, Higher-level examination. It is designed for International students whose  native language is not Spanish but have a high fluency in the language. Students are required to exercise their  reception and production skills throughout the entire course as they comply with the core syllabus plus the  options offered by the program.  Credit Value:​ 1 

IB SPANISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SLI  Course Number:​ 5042 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish 10/ Spanish B-4, and teacher recommendation.  En  este  curso  se  leen  y  estudian  cuatro  obras  literarias  y  una  serie  de  textos  no  literarios  pertinentes  al  programa.  Al  examinar  las  diversas  formas  literarias  y  tipos  textuales  junto  con  lecturas  secundarias  adecuadas,  los  alumnos  investigan  la  naturaleza de la lengua y cómo esta influye en la identidad y en la cultura  hispanoamericana.  Los  enfoques  de  este  programa  son  amplios;  se  desafía  a  los  alumnos  a  pensar  en  la  importancia  de  los  siete  conceptos fundamentales —identidad, cultura, creatividad, comunicación, perspectiva,  transformación  y  representación—  y  en  qué  medida  los  alumno,  a  través  de  una  lectura  personal,  logran  reflexionar sobre dichas temáticas.     IB SPANISH AB INITIO SLII  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 5203

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Spanish Ab Initio SLI

This course is the second year of a two-year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (syllabus Ab Initio) in Spanish, Standard Level examination. See above.    IB SPANISH B SL II  Course Number:​ 5206 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Spanish B SLI

This course is the second year of a two-year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (syllabus B) in Spanish, Standard Level examination. During this second year, students complete  the core syllabus of five thematic areas: Identidades, Experiencias, Ingenio Humano, Organización social y  Cómo compartimos el planeta. At the completion of this course, the students achieve a level equivalent to B1  of the Common European Framework of Reference.    IB SPANISH B HL II  Course Number:​ 5201 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Spanish B HLI

This course is the second year of a two-year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (syllabus B) in Spanish, higher level examination. During this second year, students complete the  core syllabus of five thematic areas: Identidades, Experiencias, Ingenio humano, Organización social, Cómo  compartimos el planeta. In addition, they read two works of literature. At the completion of this course, the  students achieve a level equivalent to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.        41


IB SPANISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SLII Course Number:​ 5043 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Spanish A: Language & Literature SLI

Se examina y profundiza en torno a los enfoques desarrollados en el primer año del programa. Estos se centran en el estudio de los significados de los textos estrechamente vinculados con los contextos sociales y  culturales en los que se producen y se consumen: estructuralismo, posestructuralismo, marxismo, psicoanálisis  y teoría de la recepción, entre otros. En general, se revisan textos de diversa naturaleza pertinentes al  programa y se comprenden a partir de teorías literarias del siglo XX: el neohistoricismo, el materialismo  cultural, la teoría feminista, la teoría de género, el poscolonialismo, la teoría crítica de la raza, de la  discapacidad y la ecocrítica.     

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MANDARIN CHINESE

MANDARIN CHINESE I  Course Number:​ 5500 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese where students learn through speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will begin to learn the language using the Pinyin system and will be introduced to the use  of simplified characters. The course aims to develop an awareness of Chinese culture and a variety of language  skills in the five dimensions of interpersonal communication, presentational speaking, presentational writing,  interpretive listening and interpretive reading. By the end of year I, students are expected to master  approximately 200 single characters and be able to read very basic Chinese texts within 400 characters without  Pinyin. Classroom work is supplemented with videos on Chinese art, films and culture activities. This class is  conducted in Chinese and English. It is open to the High School students with no or little previous experience of  learning Mandarin Chinese.                  43


MANDARIN CHINESE II Course Number:​ 5510 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Mandarin Chinese I

This course is a continuation of Mandarin Chinese I with focus on vocabulary and expressions of common usage. The course aims to develop an awareness of Chinese culture and history, as well as a variety of language  skills in the five dimensions of interpersonal communication, presentational speaking, presentational writing,  interpretive listening and interpretive reading. By the end of year II, students are expected to read the Chinese  texts within 500 characters without pinyin and master approximately 300 single Chinese characters. Students  are expected to write short essays (300 characters) related to the language studied. Class is conducted mostly  in Chinese and some English. It is open to the High School students who have completed Mandarin Chinese I or  with the equivalent level.    IB MANDARIN AB INITIO SLI*  Course Number:​ 5520 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Mandarin Chinese I

IB Mandarin Ab initio course is a language program for beginners, designed to be followed over two years by students with little or no previous experience of learning Mandarin Chinese. The main focus of the course is  acquisition of language required for purposes and situations usual in everyday social interaction. The IB  Mandarin Ab initio SL course aims to develop a variety of language skills, and awareness of Chinese culture.  Topic areas comprise: the individual and society, leisure and work, urban and rural environment. Students must  complete oral coursework (externally assessed or moderated), and sit two external written examinations.  *Depending on enrollment numbers, this course may be offered online to students through Pamoja  Education. Additional annual fees apply.     IB CHINESE A: LITERATURE SLI  Course Number:​ 5525 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Fluent in Chinese at the mother tongue  level; teacher recommendation  This is the first year of the two-year IB Literature Standard Level sequence and is designed for the native or  near-native speakers of Chinese. Students will focus exclusively on literary texts, adopting a variety of  approaches to textual criticism. Students will explore the nature of literature, the aesthetic function of literary  language and texuality, and the relationship between literature and the world.   Credit Value:​ 1 

IB CHINESE A: LITERATURE HLI  Course​ Number:​ 5525 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Fluent in Chinese at the mother tongue  level; teacher recommendation  This is the first year of the two-year IB Literature Higher Level sequence and is designed for the native or  near-native speakers of Chinese. Students will develop an understanding of the techniques involved in literary  criticism and the ability to form independent literary judgments. Students will focus exclusively on literary texts,  adopting a variety of approaches to textual criticism. Students explore the nature of literature, the aesthetic  function of literary language and texuality, and the relationship between literature and the world. Within two  years course, students are required to study 13 works:  Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB MANDARIN AB INITIO SLII Course Number:​ 5521 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Mandarin AB Initio SLI

This course is the second year of a two-year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (Syllabus Language ab initio) in Mandarin Chinese, Standard Level examination. * ​ Depending on  enrollment numbers, this course may be offerred online to students through Pamoja Educaation.  Additional annual fees apply.     IB CHINESE A: LITERATURE SL II   Course Number:​ 5531 

Grade level:12

Prerequisite:​ Fluent in Chinese at the mother tongue  level; Teacher recommendation  This is the second year of the two-year IB Literature Standard Level sequence. Students will continue to work on  the following components: Works in translation: Study of a minimum of four works written by authors on the  Prescribed reading list. Works originally written in Chinese: Study of a minimum of five works, by authors on the  Prescribed reading list. Free choice works: Study of four works freely chosen. Works must be selected to cover  the four literary forms, three periods and three countries or regions in at least two continents.   Credit Value:​ 1 

IB CHINESE A: LITERATURE HL II  Course​ Number:​ 5529 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ Fluent in Chinese at the mother tongue  level; teacher recommendation  This is the second year of the two-year IB Literature Higher Level sequence. Students will continue to work on  the following components: Works in translation: Study of a minimum of four works written by authors on the  Prescribed reading list. Works originally written in Chinese: Study of a minimum of five works, by authors on the  Prescribed reading list. Free choice works: Study of four works freely chosen. Works must be selected to cover  the four literary forms, three periods and three countries or regions in at least two continents.   Credit Value:​ 1 

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VISUAL ARTS

FOUNDATIONS OF ART Course Number:​ 6005 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This is an introductory course to the visual arts designed to provide a variety of activities that will allow students  to  acquire  and  apply  skills  using  various  media  and  techniques  which  include  drawing,  painting,  cut  outs,  printing, and three-dimensional constructions. Emphasis is given to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design  which  are  explored  and  developed  in  various  techniques  and styles through the exploration of a wide range of  2D  and  3D  art  works.  Concepts  of  aesthetic,  art  appreciation,  and  art  criticism  are  presented  through  the  introduction of Art History, stimulating awareness and an understanding of the Visual Arts. This course provides  the necessary foundations in skills for all other art courses and is a prerequisite for the IB Visual Art courses.    VISUAL ARTS 2D LAB*  Course Number:​ 6038 

Grade level​: 10-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Art or Teacher Approval

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to deepen their understanding of 2D Visual Art in drawing, painting and printmaking. Students will build upon skills and knowledge learned in the Foundations  course in a series of projects that will also allow for autonomy in terms of outcomes and media. Students will  be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential and critical thinking.  Materials may include: pencil, pen, chalk, charcoal, ink, acrylic, oil and watercolor paint on a variety of surfaces.  *This course may be repeated for credit    46


VISUAL ARTS MIXED MEDIA LAB* Course Number:​ 6036  

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Art or Teacher Approval

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to explore a combination of different media within their artworks. Students will build upon skills and knowledge learned in the Foundations course in a  series of projects that will allow for autonomy in terms of outcomes and media. In this course, techniques such  as batik, embroidery and tie-dye may be explored along with a variety of painting, drawing and collaging  techniques. Materials that may be used in conjunction with each other might include paper, fabrics, cardboard,  paint and drawing materials. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit    VISUAL ARTS 3D LAB*  Course Number: 6 ​ 045 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Art or Teacher Approval

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to explore the elements of Form and deepen their understanding of 3D Visual Art in Sculpture and Ceramics. Students will build upon skills and knowledge  learned in the Foundations course in a series of projects that will allow for autonomy in terms of outcomes and  media. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential  and critical thinking. Materials may include: Clay, wire, gesso, wood, plaster, paint, recycled materials. Methods  may include: Construction, modeling, clay hand building, carving and papier-mache. * ​ This course may be  repeated for credit    IB VISUAL ARTS SL I  Course Number:​ 6043 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ F ​ oundation of Art and a semester course. or portfolio and teacher recommendation.  This course  is the first year of the two-year IB Visual Arts SL II examination. This two-year program aims to  provide students opportunities to make personal, social and cultural and aesthetic experiences meaningful  through the language of Visual Arts. Students will develop skills and experience using a variety of media,  techniques and conceptual forms in order to communicate concepts and ideas. These will be applied in  monthly Art Works in an increasingly independent manner.​ Students will learn to express ideas with confidence  and competency, becoming informed, reflective and critical with the arts. S ​ tudents keep a journal as a record of  the thought process behind their work, experimenting with style and medium, and study inspirational artists  and art movements. An IB art student is expected to be highly self-motivated, responsible and enjoy working  independently. ​ Students are expected to produce in-depth monthly pieces of artwork and carry out periodic  gallery visits.    IB VISUAL ARTS HL I  Credit Value:​ 1 

Course Number:​ 6044

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Prerequisite:​ F ​ oundation of Art and a semester elective course. or portfolio and teacher  recommendation.  This course  is the first year of the two-year IB Visual Arts HL II examination. This two-year program aims to  provide students opportunities to make personal, social and cultural and aesthetic experiences meaningful  through the language of Visual Arts. Students will develop skills and experience using a variety of media,  techniques and conceptual forms in order to communicate concepts and ideas. These will be applied in  monthly Art Works in an increasingly independent manner.​ Students will learn to express ideas with confidence  and competency, becoming informed, reflective and critical with the arts. S ​ tudents keep a journal as a record of  the thought process behind their work, experimenting with style and medium, and study inspirational artists  and art movements. An IB art student is expected to be highly self-motivated, responsible and enjoy working  independently. ​ Students are expected to produce in-depth monthly pieces of artwork and carry out periodic  gallery visits..    Credit Value:​ 1 

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IB VISUAL ARTS SL II Course Number:​ 6041 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ I​ B Visual Arts I

This is the second year of a two-year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the IB Visual Arts syllabus Standard Level curriculum. This course is a continuation of the first year in Visual Arts I course. Emphasis will be  placed on students expanding their creative potential and the development of their own style. A higher degree  of self-motivation and commitment is expected.    IB VISUAL ARTS HL II  Course Number:​ 6042 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ I​ B Visual Arts I

This course is the second year of a two-year sequence, which fulfill the requirements of the IB Visual Arts syllabus High-level curriculum. This course is a continuation of the first year in Visual Arts I course. Emphasis  will be placed on students expanding their creative potential and the development of their own style. A higher  degree of self-motivation and commitment is expected. The level of expectations in High Level is higher than in  Standard Level and students are expected to demonstrate a greater degree of both research and artistic  productions.     

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MUSIC

CONCERT BAND* Course Number:​ 6220 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Prerequisite:​ For students who have played woodwind or brass instruments, bass guitar or  percussion for 2+ years.   Concert band is designed for students who play a Concert Band instrument. This class is a mixed level class and  students will have the opportunity to mentor and lead instrumental sections. Continued emphasis is given to  the development of musicianship skills, aural and technical facility through a large repertoire of concert band  literature and technical studies. There are three areas of study: Solo performance, Group performance and  Sight reading. Students log their progress in their ePortfolio. Student involvement in the concerts and other  performance activities is central to the grading process.   *This course may be repeated for credit                           Credit Value:​ 1 

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CHOIR* Course Number:​ 6248 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ None, open to all students

Choir is a semester course designed for students who enjoy singing and want to learn how to sing together as a group and/or as a soloist. This class is focussed on developing skills to sing in harmony with others focusing on  classic choral pieces from 2-4 part singing. Choir will assist you in exploring your personal passion (whatever  that may be) and connecting this with singing. You will learn about basic vocal technique, sight singing and  music theory through singing. Song writing will be developed in class using a variety of applications. There are  three areas of study: Solo performance, Group performance and Sight reading. Students log their progress in  their ePortfolio. Student involvement in the concerts and other performance activities is central to the grading  process. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit    GLEE*  Course Number:​ 6250 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ None, open to all students

Are you an angelic soprano? A sassy alto? A dapper tenor? A thundering bass? Use your vocal talents and spread musical joy throughout Nido and the wider community! ​ Glee is a performance-based class. You will  have fun singing many different kinds of vocal music: pop, musical theater, rock and roll, jazz, barber shop, and  others. We will also incorporate choreography and props into our performances. Most songs will feature one  or more soloists. You will learn how to give an exciting performance! In addition you will also get a chance to  work on solos and duets in-class performances. Let’s have fun! Glee is a place to really let loose and enjoy  singing! ​*This course may be repeated for credit    GUITAR*  Course Number:​ 6241 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ None, open to all students.

The Guitar course is designed for students interested in developing the basic skills to play this instrument. Students will have the opportunity to achieve the basic rudiments of a guitarist, in terms of techniques and  knowledge and to apply it to the performance of songs of their choice and improvisation. The class is based on  a variety of individual and group activities with the final goal of giving students the set of skills they need to  keep growing as a guitarist even after the class. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit    PIANO*  Course Number:​ 6416 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ None, open to all students.

Piano course is designed for students interested in the fundamentals of piano. Students with previous  experience and no piano background are eligible for this class. The class will cover functional piano skills as well  as some classical and sight reading skills both in traditional and non-traditional notations.  The students will  have the opportunity to perform in class songs of their own choice to improvisational skills and composing a  final piano piece at the end of the semester.  ​*This course may be repeated for credit                          50


MUSIC CREATION* Course Number:​ 6417 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ None

If you  want  to  create  music,  but  you  don’t  know  where  or  how  to  start,  or  if  you  are  a  songwriter  or  a  music  enthusiast  and  you  want  to  understand  more  about  this  art,  Music  Creation  is  the class for you. Throughout a  variety  of  activities,  you’ll  be  exposed  to  the  basic  rudiments  of  music  theory  and  learn  how  to  apply  these  concepts  into  the  music  composition  process.  You’ll  also  have  the  opportunity  to  train  your  musical  ear  in  intervals,  chords  and  gain  a  new  and  deeper  understanding  of  the  music you love.  There’s no prerequisite for  the  class.  It’s  open  for  all  those  who  love  and  enjoy  music,  although,  if  you  are  considering  taking an IB music  class,  or  following  a  music  career,  you  should  consider  taking  this  class.​*This  course  may  be  repeated  for  credit     IB MUSIC SL I  Course Number:​ 6210 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course is the first year of the two-year IB Music SL II. The course encourages inquiry into creative practices and performance processes. Music study develops listening, creative and analytical skills, as well as  encouraging understanding and international-mindedness. Throughout the course, students are encouraged  to explore music in varied and sometimes unfamiliar contexts and are challenged to engage practically with  music as researchers, performers and creators. The SL course consists of three, intrinsically linked aspects:  Exploring music in context, Experimenting with music and Presenting music. At the end of this course, students  will have developed in-depth and advanced skills in aural perception and understanding of music by learning  about musical elements such as form and structure, notations, musical terminology and context.  Through this  course, students will become aware of how musicians work and communicate.  An IB music student is expected  to be self-motivated, committed, responsible, highly passionate about music and enjoy working independently  and collaboratively.  SL students are expected to produce an in-depth portfolio of performances, compositions.  research experimentation and investigation, participate and attend concert recitals in and outside of school.     IB MUSIC HL I  Course Number:​ 6211 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This course is the first year of the two-year IB Music HL II. The course encourages inquiry into creative practices and performance processes. Music study develops listening, creative and analytical skills, as well as  encouraging understanding and international-mindedness. Throughout the course, students are encouraged  to explore music in varied and sometimes unfamiliar contexts and are challenged to engage practically with  music as researchers, performers and creators. The HL course consists of four, intrinsically linked aspects:  Exploring music in context, Experimenting with music, Presenting music and The contemporary music-maker.  At the end of this course, students will have developed in-depth and advanced skills in aural perception and  understanding of music by learning about musical elements such as form and structure, notations, musical  terminology and context.  Through this course, students will become aware of how musicians work and  communicate.  An IB music student is expected to be self-motivated, committed, responsible, highly passionate  about music and enjoy working independently and collaboratively.  HL students are expected to produce an  in-depth portfolio of performances, compositions, research experimentation and investigation, create a project  with curated music selections as the contemporary music-maker, and attend concert recitals in and outside of  school.                    51


IB MUSIC SL II Course Number:​ 6212 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Music SL I

This is the second year of a two year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the IB Music SL curriculum. This course is a continuation of the first year in IB Music SL I course. Emphasis will be placed on students  expanding their musical potential and style through their portfolios.  A higher degree of self-motivation and  commitment is expected.    IB MUSIC HL II  Course Number:​ 6213 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ IB Music HL I

This is the second year of a two year sequence, which fulfills the requirements of the IB Music HL curriculum. This course is a continuation of the first year in IB Music SL I course. Emphasis will be placed on students  expanding their musical potential and style through their portfolios.  A higher degree of self-motivation and  commitment is expected.     

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THEATER

FOUNDATIONS OF THEATER  Course Number:​ 6147 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ N/A

Theater is a dynamic, collaborative art form that involves the investigation of different cultures, artistic expressions, understanding of stagecraft, as well as actor training. Specifically, this class will focus on the  understanding and exploration of Theater; furthermore, the journey from its origins to its contemporary  expressions will guide the students to discover and practice this discipline- both on and off stage. This course  welcomes all students who wish to dive into the world of theatre and acquire new skills for life.  This course is performance-based, assessments will be performed on stage at the end of each unit.  Rehearsals are mandatory and might be after school.     IMPROV  Course Number:​ 6104 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Theater or Teacher approval  This course will provide the skills for the student to be spontaneous and expand their imagination. The  principles and foundations of Improv will be taught in this class. Improvisation is designed to improve listening,  collaboration skills and stage presence.The students will learn how to create dramatic situations, characters  and build stories through original creation without a script. This course is performance based therefore the  class assessment will be performed on stage at the end of each unit. At the end of the semester, there will be  an Improv competition amongst the Improvisation classes. Attendance to the Improv Competition will be  mandatory.  Credit Value:​ .5 

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THEATER PRODUCTION* Course Number:​ 6106 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Prerequisite: F ​ oundations of Theater or teacher approval  This is a performance and production-based semester course. Throughout the semester students will come  together and act as a theater company whose objective is to develop at least one/ several productions,  depending on the participant's interest. The students will be looking at script analysis, acting techniques,  producing the show, set and prop design guided by the teacher. The course is performance based,  assessments will be focused on performing for internal and external audiences. Rehearsals will be required and  might be after school. They will be scheduled in advanced; therefore, they are mandatory. * ​ This course may  be repeated for credit     THEATER LAB*  Credit Value:​ .5 

Course Number:​ ​ ​6149

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Theater or teacher approval  This course is designed for students that want to further explore theater elements and concepts. Students will  be able to experiment with different acting techniques, practitioners and mediums to convey a story. This can  involve devising original material, writing a play, designing or assembling production, working on scenes and  monologues. Ideally, the students would have previously done a foundation course in order to explore into the  variety of choices. ​*This course may be repeated for credit    IB THEATER SL I  Credit Value:​ .5 

Course Number:​ 6122

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

IB Theater SL year I, is the first half of a two-year course, that the student will experience at a level of difficulty of their choice (Standard or High level). IB Theater belongs to Group 6 in the IB curriculum. Through the study  of theater, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation  of the diversity of theater practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to  discover and engage with different forms of theater across time, place and culture. The theater course at both  SL and HL requires no previous experience. D ​ istinction between SL & HL: T ​ he syllabus clearly indicates a  difference between SL and HL. Students are required to approach these areas from the perspectives of each of  the following specialist theater roles: creator, designer, director, performer. It allows for greater breadth and  depth in the teaching and learning at HL through an additional assessment task : the Solo Presentation.     IB THEATER HL I    Course Number:​ 6130  

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

IB Theater HL year I, is the first half of a two-year course, that the student will experience at a level of difficulty of their choice (Standard or High level). IB Theater belongs to Group 6 in the IB curriculum. Through the study  of theater, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation  of the diversity of theater practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to  discover and engage with different forms of theater across time, place and culture. The theater course at both  SL and HL requires no previous experience. D ​ istinction between SL & HL: T ​ he syllabus clearly indicates a  difference between SL and HL. Students are required to approach these areas from the perspectives of each of  the following specialist theater roles: creator, designer, director, performer. It allows for greater breadth and  depth in the teaching and learning at HL through an additional assessment task : the Solo Presentation.     54


IB THEATER SL II Course Number:​ 6121 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This is the second year of the two year program course IB Theater. T ​ hrough the study of theater, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of  theater practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to discover and engage  with different forms of theater across time, place and culture.​This second year is focused on the completion  and submission of the IB tasks.    IB THEATER SL HL II 

Course Number:​ 6131

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

This is the second year of the two year program course IB Theater​. Through the study of theater, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of  theatre practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to discover and engage  with different forms of theater across time, place and culture.HL allows for greater breadth and depth in the  teaching and learning through an additional assessment task; the Solo Presentation, which requires HL  students to engage with theater theorists and their theories.T​his second year is focused on the completion and  submission of the IB tasks.   

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DANCE

FOUNDATIONS OF DANCE Course Number: 6123 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ n/a

The Foundations of Dance course aims for a holistic approach to dance and embraces a variety of dance traditions and dance cultures—past, present and looking towards the future. Performance, creative and  analytical skills are mutually developed and valued whether the students are keeping a journal or  creating/performing dances. The curriculum provides students with a liberal arts orientation to dance. This  orientation facilitates the development of students who may become choreographers, dance scholars,  performers or those, more broadly, who seek life enrichment through dance.    DANCE LAB*  Course Number: 6128  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Dance

This is a practical, physical, semester course, based on the exploration of the fundamental dance principles. The student will immerse themselves in the training and investigation of the human body in relation to  movement, space, and music. Physically, the class will be developing and understanding the concepts of:  strength, flexibility, rhythm, tempo, nonverbal communication, and qualities of movements. Alongside students  will acquire the necessary tools and language to comprehend this artistic discipline, appreciating different styles  and choreographers. Participating in school events could be part of the assessments of the class, and  after-school rehearsals may be required​. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit. This course may award fine  arts or physical education credit depending on the student’s graduation requirement needs.   

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

FOUNDATIONS OF PE   Course Number:​ 7040 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 0.5

Prerequisite:​ N/A

The Foundations of PE course emphasises self-management, self-improvement, social responsibility and physical activity for health and wellness. Students will practice developing and implementing plans for  self-improvement through a variety of group, team and individual experiences and challenges. Additionally,  students will walk away from this foundation course with skills, strategies and tools they can apply in a variety  of contexts within and outside of physical education. This course is an introductory course that will set students  up for success with HS PE courses and the pursuit of personal passions as a physically active individual.                             57


WILDERNESS ADVENTURE* Course Number: 7041 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Credit Value:​ 0.5

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of PE

Using the Andes Mountains, Pacific Ocean and local foothills as our classroom, students will build their personal fitness while participating in recreation activities that connect them with nature. Some potential activities that  students will engage in during this course are hiking, trail running, rock climbing, surfing, sea kayaking, aquatic  safety, first-aid and a multi-night backpacking trip. As environmental conservation and personal safety are the  top priorities while engaging with nature, students will develop basic outdoor skills such as; trip planning,  navigating with a map compass, storm safety, fundamentals of backpacking, and practice of Leave No Trace  principles. Students will train for these outdoor pursuits using the Nido facilities such as the weightroom,  fitness room, aquatic center and our vast campus including the Nido Hill. Mother Nature is awe-inspiring and by  the end of this course, the hope is that students will gain a deeper appreciation for not only what nature has to  offer them, but the important role that all of us play in maintaining her health. This course is for everyone, from  the experienced outdoors lover, to the student with no experience. ​*This course may be repeated for credit.    AQUAFIT*  Course Number: 7042  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Prerequisite:​ Foundations of PE; Students must be  competent swimmers and must complete a  Credit Value:​ 0.5  pre-course swim assessment in order to be eligible for  course enrollment.     This course prepares students to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies in the pool in  order to prevent drowning and injuries. Students will develop lifesaving fitness and specific techniques such as  towing, rescue breathing and supportive kicking for ensuring their own safety and the safety of others.  Students will also participate in a variety of aquatic sports and activities such as Water Polo, Aqua Zumba, Aqua  Strength and Tabata Aqua, which can be enjoyed beyond the course and for a lifetime.  *This course may be repeated for credit.    DANCE LAB*  Course Number: 7043  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of Dance

This is a practical, physical, semester course, based on the exploration of the fundamental dance principles. The student will immerse themselves in the training and investigation of the human body in relation to  movement, space, and music. Physically, the class will be developing and understanding the concepts of:  strength, flexibility, rhythm, tempo, nonverbal communication, and qualities of movements. Alongside students  will acquire the necessary tools and language to comprehend this artistic discipline, appreciating different styles  and choreographers. Participating in school events could be part of the assessments of the class, and  after-school rehearsals may be required​. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit. The student may select  whether to award fine arts or physical education credit depending on the student’s graduation requirement  needs.    PERSONAL FITNESS*  Course Number: 7004  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ 0.5 

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of PE

The self-study Personal Fitness course offers students the opportunity to develop and pursue their own fitness goals using a variety of training methods. They make use of skills and knowledge acquired in the Foundations 9  course to create a training menu based on a number of specific goals they set for themselves at the outset. All  students will keep track of their progress and are compiling a Personal Fitness Journey, which is a  self-evaluation and is completed and submitted at different points throughout the course. ​*This course may  be repeated for credit.        58


GROUP FITNESS* Course Number: 7 ​ 044 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ 0.5

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of PE  

This class puts an emphasis on fitness through cooperation. The term group fitness encompasses any and all forms of fitness that are done in a group setting and led by a teacher, a group instructor or a peer. Students will  learn to work collectively to improve their overall muscular strength, muscle tone, endurance, flexibility, core,  and agility. Students will learn to use their own body as an exercise device and will also learn how to use  exercise tools such as stability balls, vipers, TRX, kettle-bells, sandbags, BOSU balls, weighted ropes, medicine  balls, climbing ropes, elastic bands, abdominal rollers, foam rollers and the use of our weight room. Students  will learn the benefits of exercise through class type activities such as Zumba, yoga, pilates, salsa, and  team-building activities. A typical class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout and a cool-down. The  warm-up is designed to help you properly raise your heart rate while loosening your joints and muscles before  jumping into more strenuous activity. Cognitive skill learning will include following the FITT model and making  connections between participation in physical activity and monitoring one’s heart rate, personal growth and  development across a semester. ​*This course may be repeated for credit.     MIND & BODY WELLNESS*  Course Number: ​ 7045  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ 0.5 

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of PE  

This course is designed to encourage students to work in multiple spheres of wellness; physical, mental, social, and emotional. Some of the practices the class will cover include mindfulness, yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, dance,  connections to nature and the community through hiking and trail running as well as other ways to move  mindfully. Throughout the course students will also learn about good sleep hygiene, stress management and  coping skills, basic nutritional knowledge and how all of these things can help them to become happier and  more fulfilled individuals. The objective of this course is to seek an alternative route to cognitive development  by providing physical and mental challenges that may result in stronger focus, self-discipline, and ultimately,  increased self-confidence. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit.    RACE READY*  Course Number: ​ ​ ​ 7046  Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12  Credit Value:​ 0.5 

Prerequisite:​ Foundations of PE  

Have you ever imagined yourself participating in an Adventure Race, an Endurance Race or a Fit Race? Maybe you’ve considered testing your fitness in an authentic race experience but are unsure how to prepare and  become a participant. The race itself is a metaphor for real life; you get out what you put in. The emphasis in  this course is on learning the fundamental principles required to successfully train for a 3K, 5K, 10K, trail race or  even a Spartan race. Aerobic and anaerobic training is conducted through track workouts and trail runs while  strength and conditioning training is experienced through various methodologies and learning opportunities.  Students will gain an understanding of different training programs, why they are used, and how to develop and  personalize an individual plan for different races. Students will be encouraged to choose a race to compete in  to put their learning into practice! ​*This course may be repeated for credit.    LIFETIME FITNESS & ACTIVITY  Course Number: ​ ​ ​ 7048  Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12   Credit Value:​ 0.5 

Prerequisite:​ Grade 10 PE Credit

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to explore a balanced selection of individual pursuits and lifetime activities. Physical literacy is the ability to participate in a variety of physical activities with  confidence and competence, and this course is aimed to contribute to this larger goal of PE. This course  emphasizes participation in the kinds of activities that people engage in around the world and over a lifespan.  Examples of individual pursuits can include track, kickboxing, biking, swimming and a variety of fitness-based  physical activity. Examples of lifetime activities can include badminton, tennis, hiking and volleyball. Students  who participate in this course will leave with the skills to participate in a full complement of activities and an  awareness of how they can further their engagement with the community around them.       59


INVASION GAMES & LEADERSHIP Course Number: ​ 7047 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12  

Credit Value:​ 0.5

Prerequisite:​ Grade 10 PE Credit

Through this course students will become knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of various invasion games. Students will learn to refine their skills, integrate skills into a regular game situation, apply rules and  strategies, and also teach skills to others. Basic offensive and defensive plays and strategies will be explored  and implemented in order for the student to fully understand and enjoy the experience of participating in  invasion games. This course will also offer the opportunity for students to study leadership and what makes a  person an effective leader. Students will also make connections between participating in sport specific and  tracking and improving fitness levels. Sports may include, but are not limited to; basketball, touch rugby, soccer,  ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, and floor hockey.          

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DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

FRESHMAN SEMINAR  Course Number:​ 8064 

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1

Prerequisite:​ N/A

The Freshman Seminar course is an innovative, yearlong course that studies human wellbeing through the lens  of design thinking. Students will explore topics related to self-identity, health education, mindfulness, and  study skills while applying design technology strategies and mindsets to answer questions about themselves,  their communities, and the world. Throughout the course, students will practice and develop skills essential for  high school success. This course will award students .5 credit in health and .5 credit in computer technology.    CODING  Course Number:​ 6509 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite: none

This course introduces students to the principles of programming, including algorithms and logic. Students will engage in hands-on programming tasks in the JavaScript language as they write and test their own code using  approaches real programmers use in the field. A broad range of foundational concepts such as variables,  loops, data types, functions, and conditional statements will be explored. Students will exercise their creativity  and problem-solving skills to create a series of simple applications (apps) that live on the web.    61


DESIGN LAB* Course Number: ​ 6508 

Grade level: 9 ​ -12

Prerequisite:​ One semester of Freshman Seminar or Teacher Permission  In this class, students will explore and apply the principles of Design Thinking in a Project Based Learning  environment. Working both individually and in teams, students will acquire making and fabricating skills and  use them to create a positive impact in their school, community, and world. Drawing inspiration from the  Human Centered Design movement, students gain experience taking others’ perspectives by collaborating with  constituents outside of the classroom to find authentic situations in need of improvement and developing  effective, iterative solutions to these real world problems.     Design Lab is a levelled class comprised both of students who have taken the class before and students who  have not. Students taking Design Lab for the first time (“Novice” students) will use the design program  Rhinoceros to digitally fabricate (vinyl cut, laser cut, and 3D print) original designs and problem solutions.  Students repeating Design Lab (“Intermediate” students) will join the Novice students for some activities, will  become trained as MakerLab technicians, and will choose from a number of extended and often highly  independent project work as they extend their design and digital fabrication skills and learn new making  techniques including, but not limited to, using the CNC router, using Arduinos, sewing, basic, woodworking,  Virtual Reality, etc. * ​ This course may be repeated for credit.     SOUND AND STAGE ENGINEERING  Course Number: 6424  Grade level: 9 ​ -12  Credit Value:​ .5 

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite: none

This course offers an opportunity to learn about the technical aspects of theater and performance; most of what happens backstage to make a play technically synchronized to a script. From sound to light, and sketch to  design, the array of subjects studied during this course will help the student develop skills to: be well versed in  audio, illumination, and stage terminology, as well as to create technical scripts for plays, and to design and  model sets for a play or film.     FILM  Course Number: 6 ​ 505 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite: none

Digital Video is a​ c​ ourse that serves as a foundation for further exploration in digital video artwork and storytelling. Students will write, direct, act, shoot, and edit short videos, with beginning and intermediate  instruction. Areas like the fundamentals of shooting, sound, lighting, and editing, among other production  issues are addressed in this course. Students will work mostly in teams where they will put the learned  techniques into practice. Evaluation will be based on tests and projects.    GRAPHIC DESIGN  Course Number: 6 ​ 506 

Grade level: 1 ​ 0-12

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite: None

Graphic Design focuses on finding creative visual solutions to communication problems using technical skills. In this course, students will learn how to inform, persuade, and attract attention by creating and organizing the  elements of typography, images, and white space. Students will complete a variety of authentic projects and will  gain a solid foundation in the use of professional design software.         

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GUIDANCE

SENIOR UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SEMINAR  Course Number: 9 ​ 030 

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ ​0.5 (No Grade - will reflect on transcript)

Prerequisite: C ​ ounselor Approval Based Uni Plan

It’s time to apply to university! Complete this complex, comprehensive and time-consuming process with the  support of your counselors and peers in a regularly scheduled non-graded class during the school day! After  researching and refining their “working list” of schools in the junior year, seniors will write authentic and  memorable application essays, develop unique application themes, request specific and nuanced letters of  recommendation, prepare for interviews, craft professional communications with admissions staff, send  standardized test scores, apply for financial aid or scholarships, and assemble and submit complete  applications BEFORE the deadlines. Assessment is comprised solely on class participation and completion of  key assignments associated with the senior university timeline. If students are struggling with the engagement  process, the counselor will reach out to them outside of class.     A laptop is required for this course. Meeting weekly as a group creates a sense of community and shared  purpose, even as students may be making very different plans. ​Counselor approval is required in order to  enroll.           

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IB PROGRAM

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE I  Course Number:​ 2060 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1

Credit Value:​ 1.0

Prerequisite:​ Teacher approval

External Exams: T ​ his course meets the requirements for IB Diploma Candidates. 

Note:​ This course is only open for students accepted to the IB Diploma Program. 

This course examines the nature of knowledge. The overriding question throughout the course is: H ​ ow do we know what we know?​ The nature, applications and limitations of knowledge are explored. The course  examines the ways of knowing that we use to access and make sense of the world, such as reason and  intuition, emotion and language. We also explore the diverse areas of knowledge that characterize both school  and the real world, considering the nature of knowledge in the sciences, math, history, the arts and ethics. TOK  is a course in which students put the nature, applications and limitations of knowledge under analysis rather  than learning content per se. Some time will be set aside for students to work on Creativity, Action and Service  as well as the Extended Essay.                 64


THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE II Course Number:​ 2061  

Grade level: 1 ​ 2

Credit Value:​ .5

Prerequisite:​ TOK I

TOK:​ In the third and final semester of TOK we will continue our tour through Areas of Knowledge such as the Arts, Mathematics and Ethics. A special emphasis this semester will be the completion of the TOK Essay. As  before, some time will be set aside for students to work on CAS and the Extended Essay. The course will  conclude at the end of the semester.     CREATIVITY ACTION SERVICE (CAS)  Course Number:​ N/A 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ N?A

Prerequisite:​ IB Diploma Students

The purpose of CAS is to involve students in learning experiences outside the classroom. To meet this goal the IB requires that students participate in CAS activities during the 18 months prior to exams. A minimum of 150  hours is required at Nido. These hours must be evenly spread over the three areas: Creativity, Action and  Service. Activities may include class trips, participation in sports teams, and activities that involve service to the  community. Each student is expected to develop a personal CAS program in consultation with the teacher. The  program must include an extended, integrated service activity such as Habitat for Humanity, Un Techo Para  Chile or equivalent. In addition, students must keep a journal in which they reflect on the different activities in  which they are involved.    EXTENDED ESSAY (EE)   Course Number:​ N/A 

Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12

Credit Value:​ N/A

Prerequisite:​ IB Diploma Students

The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper which provides practical preparation for undergraduate research and an opportunity for students to investigate a  topic of special interest to them. Through the research process for the extended essay, students develop skills  in formulating an appropriate research question, engaging in a personal exploration of the topic,  communicating ideas and developing an argument. The EE is a required component of the IB Diploma  Program. 

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LEARNING SUPPORT

LEARNING LAB 1 Course Number:​ 145 

Grade level: 9 ​ -10 

Prerequisite:​ Placement from the Learning Support Staff    The high school Learning Lab course has been designed to assist students in various academic areas. The  program reinforces student learning and helps develop the essential skills that a high school student needs in  order to meet the various goals of each course. Learning Lab is an elective class that provides curriculum  support for Math and English classes. In the Learning Lab, students receive individual and small-group  instruction. Additionally, the Learning Support teacher closely monitors each student’s classroom performance  by conducting limited inclusion support within Math and English courses and also by partnering with classroom  teachers.    LEARNING LAB 2  Course Number:​ 146  Grade level: 1 ​ 1-12  Credit Value:​ 1 (pass/fail) 

Prerequisite:​ Placement from the Learning Support Staff  The high school Learning Lab course has been designed to assist students in various academic areas. The  program reinforces student learning and helps develop the essential skills that a high school student needs in  order to meet the various goals of each course. Learning Lab is an elective class that provides curriculum  support for selected classes. In the Learning Lab, students receive individual and small-group instruction.  Additionally, the Learning Support teacher closely monitors each student’s classroom performance by  conducting limited inclusion support within Math and English courses and also by partnering with classroom  teachers.  Credit Value:​ 1 (pass/fail) 

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MATH LAB 1 Course Number:  

Grade level: 9 ​

Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

Math Lab 1 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math  programs. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics as rationals, integers, laws  of exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, fractional equations, linear functions, graphing, and their  applications with real life problems. This course also includes topics from Geometry including coordinate  geometry and trigonometry. A graphing calculator is required for this course. The ultimate goal of the Math Lab  course sequence is to support and prepare students to rejoin Nido’s mainstream program, but the class will  still provide comprehensive skill building for those students who remain in the Math Lab sequence for all four  years of high school. A graphing calculator is required for this course. M ​ ath Lab 1 is not adequate preparation  for any IB course.      MATH LAB 2  Course Number:   Grade level: 1 ​ 0  Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

Math Lab 2 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math  programs. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics as quadratic equations,  graphing, and their applications with real life problems. This course also includes topics from; Probability:  Simple probabilities and compound events; Statistics: Measures of center and spread, graphs and their  applications with real life problems and Geometry: Volume and surface area of solids. A graphing calculator is  required for this course. M ​ ath Lab 2 is not adequate preparation for any IB course.      MATH LAB 3  Course Number:​ 3057  Grade level: 1 ​ 1  Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

Math Lab 3 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math  programs. This course is a study of the real number system, dealing with such topics integers, polynomials,  factoring, rational expressions, real numbers, equations, inequalities, graphing of linear and quadratic  functions, solving simultaneous equations, laws of exponents, exponential functions, algebraic functions,  probability and their applications with real life problems. A graphing calculator is required for this course. M ​ ath  Lab 3 is not adequate preparation for IB courses.    MATH LAB 4  Course Number:​ 3058  Grade level: 1 ​ 2  Credit Value:​ 1  

Prerequisite:​ Teacher Placement

This course will help prepare students for standardized and college placement exams. Math Lab 4 provides targeted instruction to support progress in math. These supports may include pre-teaching, re-teaching, direct  instruction, accommodations and the use of web-based accelerated math programs. This course is a study of  the real number system, dealing with such topics integers, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, real  numbers, equations, inequalities, graphing of linear and quadratic functions, solving simultaneous equations,  laws of exponents, exponential functions, algebraic functions, probability and their applications with real life  problems. A graphing calculator is required for this course.       

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