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Language Arts

English I
1.00 credit
Units cover Reading and Writing, The Structure of Language, Language Use and Language History, Researching a Complex Process, Practical Persuasion, Mass Media, Poetry and Short Stories, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, and Studies in the Novel. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

English II
1.00 credit
Units cover Reading, Writing, and Speaking, Language Structure, Writing Effective Sentences, Exposition, Get a Job, Media and You, Short Stories, Reviewing Literature, Poetry, and Pygmalion. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

English III
1.00 credit
Units cover The Uses and Varieties of English, Writing Effective Sentences, Sentence Workshop, Why study English?, Poetry, Nonfiction, American Drama, Studies in the American Novel, Research, and Reviewing Communication Skills and Literature. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

English IV
1.00 credit
Units cover The Worth of Words, The Structure of Language, Reading, Researching, and Listening Skills, Studying Language, Medieval English Literature, Elizabethan Literature, 17th and 18th Century English Literature, Romantic and Victorian Poetry, and Creative Writing. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Mathematics

Algebra I
1.00 credit
Units cover Foundations of Algebra, Linear Equations, Functions, Inequalities, Linear Systems, Polynomials, Exponential and Radical Functions, Quadratics, Rational Expressions, and Probability and Statistics. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Algebra II
1.00 credit
Units cover Set, Structure, and Function, Numbers, Sentences, and Problems, Linear Equations and Inequalities, Polynomials, Algebraic Fractions, Real Numbers, Quadratic Relations and Systems, Exponential Functions, and Counting Principles. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Geometry
1.00 credit
Units cover a basic introduction to Geometric Concepts, Logic, Angles and Parallels, Congruent Triangles and Quadrilaterals, Similar Polygons, Circles, Area and Volume, Coordinate Geometry, and Transformations. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Pre-Calculus
1.00 credit
Units cover Relations and Functions, Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Circular Functions and their Graphs, Identities and Functions of Multiple Angles, Application of Trigonometric Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Polar Coordinates, Quadratic Equations, Probability, and Calculus Review. Projects are required for each unit.

Consumer Math
1.00 credit
Units cover Basic Math Review, Personal Finance, Statistics, Taxes and Insurance, Banking Services and Investments, Banking and Credit Costs, Purchase and Sale of Goods, Leisure, Travel, and Retirement, and Job Related Services. Projects are required for each unit.

Trigonometry
.5 credit
Units cover Right Triangle Trigonometry, Graphing and Inverse Functions, Analytic Trigonometry, Trigonometric Applications, and Polar Coordinates. Projects are required for each unit.

Social Studies

World History
1.00 credit
Units cover The Beginnings of Human Society, Early River Valley Civilizations, Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires, Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter, Intensified Hemispheric Interactions, Global Expansion and Encounter, The Age of Revolution, A Half Century of Crisis and Achievement, the 20th Century, and Turning Points in Human History. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

U.S. History: Foundations to Present
1.00 credit
Units cover Foundations of the American Republic, Development of Constitutional Government, National Expansion, A Nation Divided, A Nation Divided and United, The Search for Peace, A Nation at War, Contemporary America. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

U.S. History: Reconstruction to Present
1.00 credit
Unites cover Sectionalism and War, Growth and Innovation, America on the World Stage, Ecstasy and Depression, The War Years, Hope, Tragedy and, Conflict, Monumental Changes, Turmoil at Home and Abroad, End of an Era, and Complex Domestic and Foreign Issues. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Economics
.5 credit
Units cover Free Enterprise, Banking, Budget and Finance, The Stock Market, Business and You. There is a final exam and projects are required for each unit.

Government
.5 credit
Units cover International Governments, History of Governments, United States Government, The American Party System, The Citizen and His Government. There is a final exam and projects are required for each unit.

Twentieth Century American History
.5 credit
This class begins during the Industrial Era. Units cover Coming of Age, Modern America Emerges, Boom to Bust, World War II and the Cold War, and Change, Continuity, and Conflict. There is a final exam and projects are required for each unit.

Vietnam Era
.5 credit
Units cover The Origins of the U.S. Involvement in Vietnam, From Military Advisors to Combat Troops, A Nation Divided by War, Achieving Peace with Honor, and the Legacy of Vietnam. There is a final exam and projects are required for each unit.

Science

Earth Science
1.00 credit
Units cover the Origin of the Erath, History of the Earth, Dynamic Structure of the Earth, Forces and Features of the Earth, Features of the Earth's Crust, Shaping Earth's Crust, Earth's Water, Earth's Atmosphere, Earth's Weather and Climate, and Astronomy. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Biology
1.00 credit
Units cover Biology: The Study of Life, Biochemistry, Cells, Cell Energy, Cell Division and Reproduction, Genetics and Heredity, Microbiology and Biodiversity, Plants, Animals and Humans, and Ecology and the Environment. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Chemistry
1.00 credit
Units cover Measurement and Analysis, Starting the investigation: How to Identify Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures, Exploring Laws for Gases and Conservation of Mass, the Discovery of Atoms: Nature's Building Blocks, Molecular Structure, Chemical Reactions, Rates, and Equilibrium, Equilibrium Systems, Carbon Chemistry: Hydrocarbons, and Carbon Chemistry: Functional Groups. There is a mid-tern and final exam. Projects are required for each unit.

Additional Courses

Physical Fitness
.5 credit
Units cover an Overview of Fitness, Activity Logging and Flexibility Training, Cardiovascular Fitness, Resistance Training, and Motivation and Mindset. There are multiple extracurricular projects required for this course. There is a test for each unit. This class fulfills the Michigan Merit Curriculum Physical Education requirement.

High School Health
.5 credit
Units cover Body Essentials, Physical Health, Social and Mental Health, Preventative Health Care and First Aid, and Responsible Living. There are multiple extracurricular projects required for this course. There is a test for each unit. This class fulfills the Michigan Merit Curriculum Health Education requirement.

Music Theory
.5 credit
Units cover Rhythm and Meter, Notation and Pitch, Scales and Key Signatures, Harmony, and Making Music. There are multiple extracurricular projects required for this course. There is a test for each unit. This class fulfills a portion of the Michigan Merit Curriculum Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts requirement.

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