College Prep/ College Essay
College Prep & College Essay prepare and support the development of our students’ global perspective. The seniors meet one to three times per week with their counselors and faculty advisors, which might include a senior seminar designed to have students experience college-level work. In the college bound classes the students prepare to take the SAT and/or ACT tests; they send out college and scholarship applications, gather recommendations and compile all necessary documents for financial aid. In the fall semester of the senior year, students work on financial aid packets, personal essays as part of their application process and prepare for the transition to college life.
The Community Development Project (CDP) Thesis is focused on creating social and political awareness at the global level. The purpose of this course is to allow students grow and drive them to their next highest potential. This course allows students to explore and research on human rights. This course also includes internship where students demonstrate their commitment to the community by volunteering at the internship site for 100 hours.
Research & Statistics
In Research and Statistics data are gathered, displayed, summarized, examined, and interpreted to discover patterns and deviations to compare which plots to use and what the results of a comparison might mean depending on the question to be investigated and the real-life actions to be taken. We will critically review uses of statistics in public media and other reports. Technology will play an important role in Research and Statistics by making it possible to generate plots, regression functions and correlation coefficients, and to simulate many possible outcomes in a short amount of time.
Government & Economics
In this course, students apply knowledge gained in previous years of study to pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of American Government. They draw on their studies of Global history, American history and geography to compare differences and similarities in world governmental systems today. This course is the culmination of history/social sciences classes to prepare students to solve society's problems, to understand and to participate in the governmental process, and to be a responsible citizen of the United States and the world. Students will also master fundamental economic concepts, appreciate how the principal concepts of economics relate to each other and understand the structure of economic systems. Students will use economic concepts in a reasoned, careful manner in dealing with personal, community, national and global economic issues.
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.