In English 3, students will study the development of American Literature by examining the historical periods and genres that shaped and molded the American novel, poetry, short story, and non-fiction. In addition to learning about the historical and cultural context of American Literature, students will examine and analyze literary pieces from the perspective of various critical lenses and rhetorical strategies. Students will demonstrate knowledge through critical analysis, discussion, speech, and re-enactment of drama.
Pre-Calculus will cover Polynomial, Rational, Logarithmic, and Trigonometric Functions, with applications to Mathematics and the Sciences.
The purpose of this course is to review and reinforce concepts covered in Algebra 1 and 2 to prepare students for higher level mathematical concepts in the advanced sciences, as well as the Math section of the SAT. It reviews and deepens understanding of Algebra 1 concepts and covers the more advanced topics of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. Topics included are: relations and functions, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, complex numbers, statistics and probability, and trigonometry.
U.S. History & Government
The focus of this course is on how the United States Government works. Included are the basic foundations of government, three branches of government, types of government, institutions of government, and government in action.
Our Physics course will follow the NYS core standard which includes the following units: Analysis, Inquiry, and Design; Scientific Inquiry; Engineering Design; Information Systems; Interdisciplinary Problem Solving; Mechanics and Measurement, Energy; Electricity and Magnetism; Waves; and Modern Physic. We will also foster an appreciation of the major developments that significantly contributed to advancements in the field of the Physical world. We are going to work on how the laws of physics apply from the subatomic through the cosmic levels, an idea whose development can be traced through the history of the science. The contributions of Democritus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Planck, Curie, Hubble, Einstein, Heisenberg, Schrödinger, Feynman, Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley provide insights to pivotal moments in our field. The physics of today is based upon the achievements of the past.
Community Development Project (CDP) is focused on character development and leadership skills. The purpose of this course is to allow students to grow and drive them to their next highest potential. This course also includes internship where students demonstrate their commitment to the community by volunteering at the internship site for 100 hours.
11th-grade Chinese Language and Chinese Culture is designed for secondary school students who have no much prior knowledge of Chinese language and who have limited authentic exposure to neither Mandarin or Chinese culture before. The course develops beginner learners’ functional language ability—the ability to use Mandarin Chinese in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways at the beginning level. It helps students acquire communicative competence in Chinese while sensitizing them to the links between language and culture.