A class focused on the basics of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students explore Greek myths and stories such as Shane, The Hobbit, Little Women, The Miracle Worker, Treasure Island and The Tempest. Particular attention will be devoted to the comparison of ideal models of heroism, moral obligation, justice, hubris and leadership.
Beginning with the European discovery of the New World and the initial colonization along the Atlantic coast, students examine the development of the United States through primary source materials up to the Civil War. Special emphasis is given to founding documents, especially the evolution of Constitutional theory and interpretation.
Students receive a thorough review of basic computational skills and an introduction to necessary pre-algebraic skills. The course includes problem-solving scenarios and practice involving decimals, fractions, sets, percentages, probability, area/volume and graphs.
A comprehensive course that explores the plant and animal world through an investigation of anatomy, classification, basic life processes and ecological significance of organisms. The class includes multiple projects/dissections, and a significant unit on native plants and animals.
This course includes a review of Basic English grammar and an introduction to the fundamentals of Latin grammar. Students gain an understanding of Roman culture and begin to translate basic texts.
Students study basics of visual art and instrumental music, learning to understand theory and to begin developing skill in the practice of each art.