HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)
When students enter into the final years of schooling, each student has access to college guidance by a college counsellor company affiliated with the school (free of charge) to solidify their high school plan. The company, in cases, help with scholarship applications and university discounts. Our high school program includes advanced placement (AP) core courses culminating in a community service-learning requirement. Through our extensive curriculum, our high school students are equipped to master the SAT, ACT, and sit for AP college board subject examinations. Whether students opt to sit for AP exams, your child will earn a weighted grade for every AP course we offer.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Using literature as its focus, the course reinforces skills and strategies introduced at High School level and initiates critical thinking, as well as evaluative and interpretive skills necessary for more challenging courses at college and university level. Grammar, syntax, and rhetoric are clarified on an independent basis through the discussion of essays and other written efforts. Appropriate performance in this class will adequately prepare students for graduation.
The course will be conducted based on effective teaching and learning strategies, such as guided reading and writing, team work, role-playing, presentations, individual work including reading, writing, analysis, research, class discussion, and use of information technology. Tests, quizzes, assignments, research projects, reports, case studies, scenarios, graphic organizers, multimedia presentations, journals, skits, role playing, interviews, and conferences will be used as assessment strategies to assess student learning. Check lists, marking schemes, rating scales, and rubrics are among the most commonly used assessment tools for the course.
Algebra 1 is the critical element in secondary mathematics education. Topics introduced in Algebra 1 provide the foundation students require for future success in high school mathematics, critical thinking, and problem solving. The primary goal in Algebra 1 is to help students transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to more abstract algebraic generalizations.
Algebra 2 is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. Throughout the course, Common Core standards are taught and reinforced as the student learns how to apply the concepts in real-life situations. It develops advanced Algebra skills such as Algebra 2 foundations, function families, quadratic functions and complex numbers, polynomials expressions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, statistics, periodic functions and trigonometry, and applying trigonometric functions.
Pre-calculus is a grade 11 course. It combines the trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus, and strengthens students’ conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. Facility with these topics is especially important for students intending to study calculus, physics, and other sciences, and/or engineering in college.
Calculus is a transition course to upper-division mathematics, engineering, and computer science courses. Students will extend their experience with functions as they study the fundamental concepts of calculus: limiting behaviors, difference quotients and the derivative, Riemann sums and the definite integral, antiderivatives and indefinite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students review and extend their knowledge of trigonometry and basic analytic geometry. Important objectives of the calculus sequence are to develop and strengthen the students’ problem-solving skills and to teach them to read, write, speak, and think in the language of mathematics. In particular, students learn how to apply the tools of calculus to a variety of problem situations. Building enduring mathematical understanding requires students to understand the why and how of mathematics in addition to mastering the necessary procedures and skills. To foster this deeper level of learning, AP Calculus is designed to develop mathematical knowledge conceptually, guiding students to connect topics and representations throughout each course and to apply strategies and techniques to accurately solve diverse types of problems. AP Calculus includes two courses, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC, which were developed in collaboration with college faculty. The curriculum for AP Calculus AB is equivalent to that of a first-semester college calculus course, while AP Calculus BC is equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course and the subsequent single-variable calculus course. Calculus BC is an extension of Calculus AB rather than an enhancement; common topics require a similar depth of understanding. Both courses are intended to be challenging and demanding, and each is designed to be taught over a full academic year. We are offering offer AP Calculus AB in our school.
Physical Science is the study of matter and energy and includes chemistry and physics. It is a basis for the further study of chemistry and physics. Labs or investigations are used to give students hands-on learning and practical applications as well as to teach the material. Math is also very important to science students and calculators should be brought and used in class. Some topics to be studied include: matter, the periodic table, elements, mixtures, compounds, chemical reactions, light and electromagnetic spectrum, energy, heat, motion, Newton’s laws and momentum.
The course continues in upper grades covering a range of advanced topics in physics that will help them understand the world around us. They will examine the following topics:
Circular motion, Fluid mechanics, vibrations and waves, Electric energy, Magnetism and electromagnetic induction. Students develop traditional practical skills, techniques and the language of physics. They also develop interpersonal skills as well as information and communication technology skills, which are essential in modern life. Students, moreover, study the impact of physics on society, the moral and ethical dilemmas, and the social, economic and environmental implication of the work of physicists. Students practice and develop critical thinking skills through hands on activities such as simulations, laboratory experiments, and investigations. The students’ performance in this class is evaluated using a variety of assessment methods such as exams, quizzes, laboratory reports and projects
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of Chemistry through the study of various topics including but not limited to: Chemical Formulas and Reactions, Stoichiometry, The kinetic molecular theory, Gases, Reaction Energy, Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Nuclear Chemistry. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment. Laboratory investigations, group projects, readings, homework assignments, presentations, papers, and exams are integral parts of this course. In grade 12, this course focuses on advancing and deepening students’ understanding of Chemistry through the study of various topics including but not limited to: Solutions, Acids & Bases, Chemical Equilibrium, Oxidation & Reduction, Electrochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry and Organic chemistry. Students will further develop their practical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment. Laboratory investigations, group projects, readings, homework assignments, presentations, papers, and exams are integral parts of this course. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are addressed on a daily basis. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are addressed on a daily basis.
In High school Biology students start with Zoology and Body systems. Zoology emphasizes the morphology and systematics of both vertebrates and invertebrates. In addition, the students should acquire basic knowledge in ethology, evolution, and human ecology (including an introduction to the biosphere and biodiversity). Zoology is a course that will survey the nine major phyla of the kingdom Animalia. Zoology is the study of animal life. Zoologists research everything they think to ask about animals, including their anatomy and interrelationships, their physiology and genetics, and their distributions and habitats. In the Body system part, we’ll describe the body systems and relate them. This part will be an introduction to next year’s course on Anatomy and Physiology. In addition to what I have mentioned, I will introduce extended sheets from AP biology. Then studies move to Human Anatomy and Physiology is a laboratory-based course that investigates the structure and function of the human body. Topics covered will include the basic organization of the body and major body systems along with the impact of diseases on certain systems. Students will engage in many topics and competencies related to understanding the structure and function of the human body. Working with topics of basic anatomical terminology to the biochemical composition of the human body, all the way into great detail of each of the major systems of the body, students will learn through reading, video lessons, case studies, collaborative group work, interactive notebook projects, and labs. Students will be responsible for the proper use of lab equipment, lab reports, research, and projects assigned throughout each unit. One of the goals of this course is to prepare students with the skills necessary to be successful in future science classes in college and medical fields.
The course mainly focuses on the major turning points that shaped the ancient and modern world. Students trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues. The course is taught by using effective teaching-learning strategies and skills, such as Reading Critically through determining the main ideas and some other skills, Critical Thinking skills through categorizing, making inferences, and some others, Exploring Evidence, and Creating Presentations. Research, assignments, and learning activities are some examples of assessing the students through the academic year.
Psychology is an elective course for grade 11. It has been designed to not only provide you with the tools necessary for the study of psychology but to present students with a sampling of the major areas of psychology research. This course covers basic research methodology and current research in the various subject areas, and the basic knowledge and major theories of the field. It provides an overview of the following areas of psychology: history of psychology, research methods; biological basis of behavior, sensation and perceptual processes; variations in consciousness, learning, human memory, and language and thought, explorations of Psychological assessment, motivation and emotions, human development, personality theory, stress and health, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology.
This course provides business and non-business majors with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.
Additional Subjects Taught:
• Arabic Language
• Turkish Language
• Physical Education
• Informational Technology, Computer
• STEM and Robotics