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James Truslow

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Courses

English and Essay Writing

English 8 Enrichment

For students who have completed grade 7

Students study grammar in order to provide them with a theoretical basis for developing basic writing skills. The reading of literature helps promote comprehension and develop the student's appreciation of basic forms of literature. This program is an excellent way for students with strong conversational English to improve their English writing and reading skills.

English 8 Syllabus

English 9 Enrichment

For students who have completed grade 8

A review of grammar with emphasis on the proper writing of sentences and organization of the paragraph. Short works of literature are studied as a basis for writing assignments and reading comprehension. This program is an excellent way for students with strong conversational English to improve their English writing and reading skills.

English 9 Syllabus

Essay Writing 8-10 Enrichment

Separate classes are offered for each grade level - students who have completed grades 6-10 (depending on enrollment).

Reviews the form of essay writing and develops skills necessary for successful expository writing. Our essay writing courses focus more on the complete essay - thesis statement, supporting paragraphs and conclusion; they remain an excellent way to improve a student's English writing and reading skills.

Advanced English Literature Enrichment

Designed for students in grades 9 and up who enjoy reading.

This course will help students develop and sharpen their reading and analytical skills at literary analysis, focusing on figures of allusion and allegory. The basic text will be How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas Foster. Work will be done with short stories, novels and drama, along with snippets of epic poetry.

Advanced English Literature Enrichment Syllabus

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra Enrichment

For students who have completed arithmetic. This class provides a detailed review of the advanced arithmetic skills, including fractions, decimals, and percents. In addition, it offers an introduction to both geometry and algebra.

NOTE: Not for Credit

Pre-Algebra Enrichment Syllabus

Pre-Algebra Credit

For students who have completed arithmetic. This class provides a detailed review of the advanced arithmetic skills, including fractions, decimals, and percents. In addition, it offers an introduction to both geometry and algebra.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Pre-Algebra Credit Syllabus

Algebra I Enrichment

Develops basic skills needed in algebra, including solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, factoring, operations with fractions, systems of linear equations in two variables, rational and irrational numbers, and functions and their graphs. In addition, opportunity is given to apply these skills to varied problem situations.

NOTE: Not for Credit.

Algebra I Enrichment Syllabus

Algebra I Credit

Develops basic skills needed in algebra, including solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, factoring, operations with fractions, systems of linear equations in two variables, rational and irrational numbers, and functions and their graphs. In addition, opportunity is given to apply these skills to varied problem situations.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Algebra I Credit Syllabus

Algebra I Part 2 Enrichment

Begins with inequalities and factoring and covers linear equations in two variables and functions. This course covers material presented in the second year of a two-year Algebra I course

Placement in Algebra Part 1 and Algebra Part 2 enrichment classes will be determined by a placement test administered in May.

NOTE: Not for Credit

Algebra I Part 2 Enrichment Syllabus

Algebra I Part 2 Credit

Begins with inequalities and factoring and covers linear equations in two variables and functions. This course covers material presented in the second year of a two-year Algebra I course.

Placement in the Algebra I Part 2 credit class will be determined by a placement test administered in May.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Algebra I Part 2 Credit

Algebra I Honors

A thorough class to cover all topics required in Algebra I including solving linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and systems of inequalities, factoring, operations with rational functions, solving and graphing quadratic functions, and solving rational equations. Students will leave the class with a knowledge of how to represent linear, quadratic, absolute value functions graphically, as well as to solve and simplify each type of equation, and apply these concepts to real-life problems.

NOTE: 150 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. each day (45 minute break for lunch).

Algebra I Honors Syllabus

Algebra 2 Enrichment

Following a review of the algebra skills learned in Algebra I, this course includes the study of rational, irrational, and complex numbers; quadratic equations, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, binomial expansion, and matrices and determinants.

NOTE: Not for Credit.

Algebra 2 Enrichment Syllabus

Algebra 2 Credit

Following a review of the algebra skills learned in Algebra I, this course includes the study of rational, irrational, and complex numbers; quadratic equations, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, binomial expansion, and matrices and determinants.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Algebra 2 Credit Syllabus

Algebra 2 Honors

This course encompasses all required college preparatory concepts of Algebra II. Moving at a very fast pace, only successful honors level math students should take this intensive and rigorous course. Mathematical concepts are often introduced at a more abstract and theoretical level. Geometric proofs are included throughout the course to improve the student’s understanding and logical thought process.

NOTE: 150 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. each day (45 minute break for lunch).

Algebra 2 Honors Syllabus

Precalculus Enrichment

Covers advanced algebra, functions and trigonometry, including logarithm, conic sections and sequences, and series.

NOTE: Not for Credit.

Precalculus Enrichment Syllabus

Precalculus Credit

Covers advanced algebra, functions and trigonometry, including logarithm, conic sections and sequences, and series.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course that meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Precalculus Credit Syllabus

Precalculus Honors

This course encompasses all required college preparatory concepts of PreCalculus. Moving at a fast pace, only successful honors level math students should take this intensive and rigorous course.Mathematical concepts are often introduced at a more abstract and theoretical level. Geometric proofs are included throughout the course to improve the student’s understanding and logical thought process.

NOTE: 150 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. each day (45 minute break for lunch).

Precalculus Honors Syllabus

Calculus Enrichment

Survey course in calculus taught by an experienced teacher, covering as many topics as time and students' abilities permit.

NOTE: Not for Credit.

Calculus Enrichment Syllabus

Calculus AB Credit

Survey course in calculus taught by an experienced teacher, covering as many topics as time and students' abilities permit.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Calculus AB Credit Syllabus

Calculus BC

The Enrichment Course in Calculus BC is designed to introduce concepts of differential and integral calculus. This course covers the following topics: functions and graphs, limits, derivative, continuity, differentials and its applications, Rolle’s Theorem and Mean Value Theorems, applied extrema in an interval, concavity, related rates, anti-derivatives, methods of integration, differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, differential equations, sequences, series, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.

The use of a graphing calculator is integrated throughout the course.

This summer course provides a low-pressure environment where individual attention by the teacher and personal reflection by the student is highly promoted.

NOTE: Not for Credit.

Calculus BC Syllabus

Geometry Enrichment

Provides an effective combination of plane and solid geometry, develops powers in inductive and deductive reasoning, and keeps algebra skills fresh by the inclusion of a study of coordinate geometry.

NOTE: Not for Credit.

Geometry Enrichment Syllabus

Geometry Credit

Provides an effective combination of plane and solid geometry, develops powers in inductive and deductive reasoning, and keeps algebra skills fresh by the inclusion of a study of coordinate geometry.

NOTE: 120 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

Geometry Credit Syllabus

Geometry Honors

This course encompasses all required college preparatory concepts of Euclidean geometry. Moving at a fast pace, only successful honors level math students should take this intensive and rigorous course. Mathematical concepts are often introduced at a more abstract and theoretical level. Geometric proofs are included throughout the course to improve the student’s understanding and logical thought process.

NOTE: 150 hour Credit course meets from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. each day (45 minute break for lunch).

Geometry Honors Syllabus

Science

Physics Intro

This is a textbook course that provides a survey of topics in classical Physics as well as an introduction to selected topics in modern Physics.

NOTE: Not for credit.

Physics Intro Syllabus

Chemistry Intro

This is a textbook course that provides a survey of the current principles of Chemistry. This course begins with an overview of modern atomic structure ideas to provide a basis for the understanding of the chemical properties of matter as well as the structure of the periodic table of the elements.

NOTE: Not for credit.

Chemistry Intro Syllabus

Biology Intro

This is a textbook course in first-year biology. Topics include cell structure and function, obtaining and utilization of energy sources, genetics and evolution, classification, fundamental life processes, and basic ecological relationships.

NOTE: Not for credit.

Biology Intro Syllabus

Advanced Biology Enrichment

This is a survey of Biology from the basics through human anatomy. It is designed for older students who have not had biology before, for upper level students who want to prepare for an advanced high school course, and for students who want to review biology before entering college. The course includes a practice college placement test at the end. This is a textbook course, not a laboratory course, and is not eligible for high school credit.

Advanced Biology Syllabus

Fundamentals of Science Enrichment

This course is a survey of general science designed for upper elementary and lower middle school students who are interested in science but not yet ready for our high school biology class.

It will include units on physical science, biology, and basic chemistry. This is a textbook course, not a lab course, and is not eligible for credit.

Fundamentals of Science Enrichment

SAT Prep

English SAT Prep

This course develops the skills necessary to do your best on the SAT and other standardized tests, Includes: working on timing and scoring; learning techniques and strategies to maximize your individual score; learning when to guess and when not to guess; learning from error analysis to gain proficiency in critical thinking. Equal time is spent on Math and English/Writing sections.

This course is taught by experienced teachers in the curriculum. Class will meet one hour daily in the afternoons.

NOTE: This class meets from Monday, July 9 through Wednesday, August 1.

Math SAT Prep

This course develops the skills necessary to do your best on the SAT and other standardized tests, Includes: working on timing and scoring; learning techniques and strategies to maximize your individual score; learning when to guess and when not to guess; learning from error analysis to gain proficiency in critical thinking.

This course is taught by experienced teachers in the curriculum. Class will meet one hour daily in the afternoons.

NOTE: This class meets from Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, August 2.