Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than assigning a greater quantity of work to students. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

 M/J Language Arts 2, Adv.

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 6 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students in the advanced course are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content.

 

Civics Advanced

State EOC

The primary content for the course pertains to the principles, functions, and organization of government; the origins of the American political system; the roles, rights, responsibilities of United States citizens; and methods of active participation in our political system. The course is embedded with strong geographic and economic components to support civic education instruction. 

 

Life Science Advanced

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course.  Laboratory investigations (both in class and virtual) will help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data.  Topics to be discussed will include but is not limited to: Scientific method and experiment design, characteristics of living things, classifying living things, cells, mitosis and meiosis, genetics, change over time, human body systems, and ecology.

 

One of the following Math classes:

M/J Math 2 Adv, Pre-Algebra (7th and 8th grade Standards)

In this Grade 7 Advanced Mathematics course, instructional time should focus on five critical area: (1) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; (2) drawing inferences about populations based on samples; (3) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (4) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (5) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

 

M/J Grade 8, Pre-Algebra (8th grade Standards)

Prerequisite: M/J Mathematics 2 Advanced

Students will develop an understanding of and apply proportionality, similarity, and formulas to determine surface areas and volumes of three dimensional shapes including pyramids, prisms, cylinders and cones. Identify and plot ordered pairs in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane and will predict the results of transformations. Determine, compare and make predictions based on experimental and theoretical probability of independent and dependent events. Construct and analyze histograms, stem-and-leaf plots and circle graphs. Analyze and represent linear functions and solve linear equations and systems of equations. Analyze two and three dimensional figures by using distance and angle relationships. Analyze and summarize data sets including box and whisker plots, scatter plots and lines of best fit.

 

Algebra I Honors (High School Credit)

Prerequisite: M/J Mathematics 2 Advanced

State EOC

High School Credit: 1(0.5 credit earned at end of each semester)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

 

 

 

 

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