Life Science

  • ID: 1414

An introductory level course designed to enable students to explore basic biological concepts. Students focus on concepts that are shared by all living things such as cell structure, biochemical make-up, and inheritance. As students move into the second semester, the focus is on the diversity of life as they classify the many different species of…

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Biochemistry

  • ID: 1411

The structures and properties of the four major classes of biological molecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids will be studied. Other topics include enzyme kinetics, mechanisms of enzyme action, and regulation of enzymes. The main focus of this class is to analyze the four biomolecules and how they affect living organisms at the cellular…

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Biology Interactions

  • ID: 1408

Biology Interactions utilizes a standards aligned curriculum framework to encompass the essential concepts of biological science. The biology curriculum focuses on the core concepts of the Standards Aligned System set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This course is also designed to prepare students for the Biology Keystone Exam. In this Biology course, students will…

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General Biology

  • ID: 1405

General Biology introduces students to the living world and to the fundamental processes that control all living things. This class utilizes a standards aligned curriculum framework to encompass the essential concepts of biological science. The four major themes of the course emphasize unity or common features of all living things, diversity of the Earth’s many…

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Speech

  • ID: 1395

Speech communication is a communication based course designed to develop students’ communication skills through activities and public speaking exercises that enrich the students’ ability to think, organize and express their ideas clearly and effectively while communicating. This course incorporates reading, research and critical thinking in order to prepare various types of presentations. Emphasis is placed…

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ELA Lab

  • ID: 1393

ELA lab courses are designed with the focus of assisting students in developing ELA skills to support their English class development. Each lab course is aligned with the PA assessment anchors, and utilizes technology and online resources to enhance student learning. Study Island plays an integral part in lab class. Lab class is differentiated and…

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Creative Writing

  • ID: 1390

Creative Writing combines lessons in short stories, poetry, and newspapers and is designed to help students explore the many elements of creative writing. The course takes the approach of using differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the students and provide for remediation. The creative writing study focuses on the broad spectrum of elements incorporated…

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English Composition

  • ID: 1389

English Composition is a writing intensive course designed to develop students’ abilities to think, organize, and express their ideas clearly and effectively in writing. This course incorporates reading, research, and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the various forms of expository writing such as process, description, narration, comparison, analysis, persuasion, and argumentation. Numerous in-class writing…

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English Literature

  • ID: 1386

High School English Literature combines skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and is designed to help students explore the many facets of English Literature. The course takes the approach of using differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the students and provide for remediation. The literature study focuses on the broad spectrum of elements…

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SAT Prep

  • ID: 1378

The SAT Prep course is a semester course divided into two quarters. One quarter consists of instruction pertaining to the critical reading/writing sections of the SAT exam, and the other quarter consists of instruction pertaining to the math sections of the SAT exam. This course is an elective for high school students.

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