Grade 10 Curriculum

English II

Students will gain mastery of a range of skills and applications so that they can read and comprehend grade level complex texts, write for a range of purposes, participate in collaborative discussions and use the conventions of the English language correctly.

Geometry

For this 10th grade Geometry course, students' learning will focus on six critical areas:
  1. establish criteria for congruence of triangles based on rigid motions;
  2. establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning;
  3. informally develop explanations of circumference, area, and volume formulas;
  4. apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plan;
  5. prove basic geometric theorems; and
  6. extend work with probability.

Computer Science

In this course, students will solve problems by writing, running, and debugging computer programs; use commonly used algorithms and data structures; and develop and select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve problems. Students will also code fluently in an object-oriented paradigm using Java. Furthermore, students will read and understand a large program consisting of several classes and interacting objects, showing an ability to read and understand a description of the design and development process leading to such a program.

Financial Literacy

In this course, students will begin to develop the skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving in the global economy. Five broad topics will be the foundation of the course: college and career planning, money management, savings and investing, income, and spending. The course will teach students to search and assess college and career opportunities, identify and prioritize their personal money management goals, develop personal spending and savings plans, comprehend the impact of time on the value of money, understand the cost of using credit, and protect assets.

Topics in Algebra and Geometry

In this course, students will study pre-algebra, algebra, and introductory geometry topics, including the study and applications of formulas, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities; the rectangular coordinate system; area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures; and properties of triangles and circles.  Particular emphasis will be placed on concepts and skills necessary for success in Algebra II.

Grade 10 History and Social Science

In U.S. History I, students examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States during the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students study the basic framework of American democracy and the basic concepts of America government, as well as America’s westward expansion, the establishment of political parties, economic and social change, sectional conflict, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Applied Physics: Introduction to Engineering

In this lab-based science/engineering course, students will engage in lab experiences that apply understanding of physical science principles and mathematics to the designing, building, and testing of prototypes. Students will learn about the properties of materials, forces, heat transfer, electricity and magnetism, digital/analog signals, laser and fiber optics, robotics and automation systems. These principles will be applied to understanding of: engineering design; construction technologies; power and energy technologies; communication technologies; manufacturing technologies, and biotechnology. Family Resources

Biology

In this lab-based science course, students will study the fundamental concepts of life to gain understanding of the living world that surrounds and includes them. Topics will include: chemistry of life, cellular biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, biodiversity, evolution, and ecology. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Biology II

In this lab-based science course, students will study selected topics in Biology to develop greater understanding of biological concepts. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Exploration of careers in Life Sciences and new technologies used in research, environmental protection, or health care will be associated with each unit of study. Ethical and legal implications will be addressed as students explore the application of biological knowledge in today’s society. In an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments. Family Resources

Chemistry

In this lab-based science course, students will study the composition, properties and organization of matter. Topics will include: atomic structure; behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical formulas, equations and reactions. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Environmental Science

In this introductory lab-based science course, students will study the mutual relationships between organisms and their environment and will explore topics such as recycling and regeneration, ecosystems, population and growth studies, pollution, and conservation of natural resources. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Forensics

In this introductory lab-based science course, students will study how biology, chemistry, and physics are used to analyze and interpret evidence. Topics will include: trace evidence, prints, serology, spread of disease, forgery, arson and crimes against wildlife and the environment. Students will conduct authentic and virtual lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Human Anatomy and Physiology

In this lab-based science course, students will study the cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body and may engage in the dissections of vertebrate specimens. Students will learn anatomical terminology and explore various diseases of the human body. Family Resources

Physics

In this lab-based science course, students will study the basic physical concepts of matter and energy and the laws governing them. Topics will include: forces and laws of nature, equilibrium, motion, momentum, sound and light, and magnetic and electric phenomena. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Health I (Part I)

This course provides students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, as well as the ability to be a savvy health consumer. Young people are educated about various preventable illnesses/diseases, issues related to nutrition and fitness, as well as information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth. In addition, the course explores violence and injury prevention for teens. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to explore their own health practices and realize the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in the future. This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance students’ ability to make safe and healthy choices in life.

Health I (Part II)

This course provides students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, as well as the ability to be a savvy health consumer. Young people are educated about various preventable illnesses/diseases, issues related to nutrition and fitness, as well as information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth. In addition, the course explores violence and injury prevention for teens. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to explore their own health practices and realize the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in the future. This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance students’ ability to make safe and healthy choices in life.

Health II (Part I)

This course focuses on providing students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. It teaches young people about various relationships with family and friends, living with feelings and handling stress, understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth, dealing with trouble in relationships as well as building skills to prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV, and finally transition to adulthood. The course teaches the students to build skills to enhance their ability to make informed choices in all of these areas.

Health II (Part II)

This course focuses on providing students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. It teaches young people about various relationships with family and friends, living with feelings and handling stress, understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth, dealing with trouble in relationships as well as building skills to prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV, and finally transition to adulthood. The course teaches the students to build skills to enhance their ability to make informed choices in all of these areas.

Grade 10 Physical Education

Physical Education in grade 10 emphasize health-related fitness and developing the skills and habits necessary for a lifetime of activity. These courses provide students with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increase their knowledge of fitness concepts. The program includes skill development and the application of rules and strategies of complex difficulty in the following different movement forms: (1) health-related fitness activities (cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition), (2) aerobic exercise, (3) team sports, (4) individual and dual sports, and (5) recreational games. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluations.

Chorus/Vocal Training I

Chorus/Vocal Training II

Chorus/Vocal Training III

Chorus/Vocal Training IV

Band/Orchestra I

Students study standard high school repertoire and develop technique, intonation, tone production, balanced ensemble skills, music reading and musical terminology. Students are required to perform in several evening concerts. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is recommended.

Band/Orchestra II

In this course, students will develop instrumental technique; intonation; balanced ensemble and musical literacy skills. Student will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

Band/Orchestra III

In this course, students will develop instrumental technique; intonation; solo and small skills; and music literacy skills. Students will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments

Band/Orchestra IV

In this course, students will develop conducting skills; instrumental technique; intonation; and music analysis. Students will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

Dance I

This course is for students who have a basic foundation in dance. The curriculum consists of Beginner/Intermediate level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz. These areas will be intensively explored and applied in conjunction with introductory studies in improvisation and choreographic skills. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects.

Dance II

The curriculum continues study in classical ballet, introduction to modern jazz and dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, Dance Ensemble performances and independent choreography and research projects.

Dance III

This course is for students who have a serious commitment to dance study. The curriculum consists of advanced level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz, intermediate level classes in modern dance and continued study in dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is strongly encouraged.

Dance IV

This course is for students who have a serious commitment to dance study. The curriculum continues instruction of advanced level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz, intermediate level classes in modern dance and continued study in dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is strongly encouraged.

Introduction to Theater (.5 units)

Introduction to Theater introduces students to the Basics of Acting, Playwriting and Design.

Jazz Ensemble (.25)

Students explore many styles of Jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation. Students must commit to several performances annually. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is encouraged.

Jazz Ensemble

Students explore many styles of Jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation. Students must commit to several performances annually. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is encouraged.

Music Theory I

The focus of this course is the development of basic musicianship skills in sight singing, reading and writing musical notation, intervals, scales, triads, rhythm, harmony, keyboard skills, and dictation as well as an introduction to music history and appreciation. Concert attendance and critique required quarterly.

Piano I (1 unit)

Students study standard repertoire from Mozart to Shostakovich. Each student will be assigned repertoire designed to stretch their musical skills and artistic expression. Recital performance is required.

Songwriting (.5 units)

Students will study the art of songwriting by analyzing standard song forms, styles, and lyric structures. Material will cover Schubert, Gershwin, the Blues, Tin Pan Alley, Woody Guthrie, Pop, Rock, and Hip Hop. The course will culminate with students recording their own original compositions.

String Orchestra (.25)

Students study the standard String Orchestra Literature at NYSSMA level 6 standards. Students are expected to be thoroughly prepared for rehearsals and commit to several evening and school performances annually.

Theater I Magnet

The focus of this course is the to further development of acting skills through scene study, improvisation with special emphasis on character development, introduction to text analysis and beginning audition techniques. Students will also study technical theater, stage management, set, lighting and stage design, costuming and make-up and theatre history from Greece through the fall of Rome. Students are expected to participate in workshop productions and attend and review professional theatrical productions.

Wind Chamber (.25 units)

Students are coached weekly in preparation for multiple performances annually. The focus of the course is developing chamber performance skills through the study of traditional wind chamber repertoire.

2D Design

2D Design will use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. They will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion.

Advanced 2D Design

2D Design will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will solidify the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. They will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media.

Magnet 2D Design

2D Design will use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. Students will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced 2D Design

2D Design will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will solidify the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. Students will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media. Students will curate a collection of designed objects or projects to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

3D Design

Students will use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will broaden their fabrication techniques through investigating a range of materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. This studio will involve assignments and critiques in which students are encouraged to think through 3 Dimensional works in an additive and/or subtractive method. Research, reflection and critique of current sculptural practices will be considered.

Advanced 3D Design

Students will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will master their fabrication techniques through self - selected projects involving multiple materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. Research, reflection and critique of current and historical sculptural practices will be considered.

Magnet 3D Design

Students will use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will broaden their fabrication techniques through investigating a range of materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. This studio will involve assignments and critiques in which students are encouraged to think through 3 Dimensional works in an additive and/or subtractive method. Research, reflection and critique of current sculptural practices will be considered. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced 3D Design

Students will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will master their fabrication techniques through self - selected projects involving multiple materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. Research, reflection and critique of current and historical sculptural practices will be considered. Students will curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artworks to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

Drawing

Students will learn to create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classification of drawings will be explores to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Advanced Drawing

Students will continue create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Magnet Drawing

Students will learn to create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced Drawing

Students will continue create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artworks to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

Foundations Visual Arts

Painting

Students will learn to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Advanced Painting

Students will continue to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Magnet Painting

Students will create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced Painting

Students will continue to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will curate a collection of paintings to impact a viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

French I

This course will begin to develop communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will also explore various facets of culture in the French-speaking world.

French II

After successful completion of French I, students will continue to develop communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will also continue to explore various facets of culture in the French-speaking world.

French III

French IV

Latin I

This course emphasizes vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language. Translation is both from Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin II

This course continues the emphasis on the vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language begun in Latin I. Translation is from both Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans with emphasis on the historical impact of Julius Caesar. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin III

Latin IV

Mandrin Chinese I

Students will begin to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. They will also start identifying distinctive culture aspects of China. They will learn greetings/ responses, numbers up to 100, time of the day, weekdays, Months, year, simple statement sentences, simple interrogative sentences, family and family members, the things we use everyday, things we do for fun, the place we live including the Chinese geography, cities and famous national parks. Students will know about 250-300 Chinese characters by the end of school year.

Mandrin Chinese II

Students will continue to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. They will review what they learn from Chinese 1 and then learn more on the topic of transportation, food and drink, weather and travel, shopping and summer plans. Students will learn at least 500 Chinese characters and be able to have everyday conversation in Chinese accurately and appropriately by the end of the school year.

Spanish I

Students will begin to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will explore various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish II

Students will continue to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will continue to explore various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish III

Spanish IV

Advanced Placement Spanish

English II

Students will gain mastery of a range of skills and applications so that they can read and comprehend grade level complex texts, write for a range of purposes, participate in collaborative discussions and use the conventions of the English language correctly.

Geometry

For this 10th grade Geometry course, students' learning will focus on six critical areas:
  1. establish criteria for congruence of triangles based on rigid motions;
  2. establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning;
  3. informally develop explanations of circumference, area, and volume formulas;
  4. apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plan;
  5. prove basic geometric theorems; and
  6. extend work with probability.

Computer Science

In this course, students will solve problems by writing, running, and debugging computer programs; use commonly used algorithms and data structures; and develop and select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve problems. Students will also code fluently in an object-oriented paradigm using Java. Furthermore, students will read and understand a large program consisting of several classes and interacting objects, showing an ability to read and understand a description of the design and development process leading to such a program.

Financial Literacy

In this course, students will begin to develop the skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving in the global economy. Five broad topics will be the foundation of the course: college and career planning, money management, savings and investing, income, and spending. The course will teach students to search and assess college and career opportunities, identify and prioritize their personal money management goals, develop personal spending and savings plans, comprehend the impact of time on the value of money, understand the cost of using credit, and protect assets.

Topics in Algebra and Geometry

In this course, students will study pre-algebra, algebra, and introductory geometry topics, including the study and applications of formulas, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities; the rectangular coordinate system; area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures; and properties of triangles and circles.  Particular emphasis will be placed on concepts and skills necessary for success in Algebra II.

Grade 10 History and Social Science

In U.S. History I, students examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States during the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students study the basic framework of American democracy and the basic concepts of America government, as well as America’s westward expansion, the establishment of political parties, economic and social change, sectional conflict, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Applied Physics: Introduction to Engineering

In this lab-based science/engineering course, students will engage in lab experiences that apply understanding of physical science principles and mathematics to the designing, building, and testing of prototypes. Students will learn about the properties of materials, forces, heat transfer, electricity and magnetism, digital/analog signals, laser and fiber optics, robotics and automation systems. These principles will be applied to understanding of: engineering design; construction technologies; power and energy technologies; communication technologies; manufacturing technologies, and biotechnology. Family Resources

Biology

In this lab-based science course, students will study the fundamental concepts of life to gain understanding of the living world that surrounds and includes them. Topics will include: chemistry of life, cellular biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, biodiversity, evolution, and ecology. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Biology II

In this lab-based science course, students will study selected topics in Biology to develop greater understanding of biological concepts. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Exploration of careers in Life Sciences and new technologies used in research, environmental protection, or health care will be associated with each unit of study. Ethical and legal implications will be addressed as students explore the application of biological knowledge in today’s society. In an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments. Family Resources

Chemistry

In this lab-based science course, students will study the composition, properties and organization of matter. Topics will include: atomic structure; behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical formulas, equations and reactions. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Environmental Science

In this introductory lab-based science course, students will study the mutual relationships between organisms and their environment and will explore topics such as recycling and regeneration, ecosystems, population and growth studies, pollution, and conservation of natural resources. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Forensics

In this introductory lab-based science course, students will study how biology, chemistry, and physics are used to analyze and interpret evidence. Topics will include: trace evidence, prints, serology, spread of disease, forgery, arson and crimes against wildlife and the environment. Students will conduct authentic and virtual lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Human Anatomy and Physiology

In this lab-based science course, students will study the cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body and may engage in the dissections of vertebrate specimens. Students will learn anatomical terminology and explore various diseases of the human body. Family Resources

Physics

In this lab-based science course, students will study the basic physical concepts of matter and energy and the laws governing them. Topics will include: forces and laws of nature, equilibrium, motion, momentum, sound and light, and magnetic and electric phenomena. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Health I (Part I)

This course provides students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, as well as the ability to be a savvy health consumer. Young people are educated about various preventable illnesses/diseases, issues related to nutrition and fitness, as well as information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth. In addition, the course explores violence and injury prevention for teens. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to explore their own health practices and realize the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in the future. This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance students’ ability to make safe and healthy choices in life.

Health I (Part II)

This course provides students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, as well as the ability to be a savvy health consumer. Young people are educated about various preventable illnesses/diseases, issues related to nutrition and fitness, as well as information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth. In addition, the course explores violence and injury prevention for teens. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to explore their own health practices and realize the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in the future. This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance students’ ability to make safe and healthy choices in life.

Health II (Part I)

This course focuses on providing students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. It teaches young people about various relationships with family and friends, living with feelings and handling stress, understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth, dealing with trouble in relationships as well as building skills to prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV, and finally transition to adulthood. The course teaches the students to build skills to enhance their ability to make informed choices in all of these areas.

Health II (Part II)

This course focuses on providing students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. It teaches young people about various relationships with family and friends, living with feelings and handling stress, understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth, dealing with trouble in relationships as well as building skills to prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV, and finally transition to adulthood. The course teaches the students to build skills to enhance their ability to make informed choices in all of these areas.

Grade 10 Physical Education

Physical Education in grade 10 emphasize health-related fitness and developing the skills and habits necessary for a lifetime of activity. These courses provide students with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increase their knowledge of fitness concepts. The program includes skill development and the application of rules and strategies of complex difficulty in the following different movement forms: (1) health-related fitness activities (cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition), (2) aerobic exercise, (3) team sports, (4) individual and dual sports, and (5) recreational games. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluations.

Chorus/Vocal Training I

Chorus/Vocal Training II

Chorus/Vocal Training III

Chorus/Vocal Training IV

Band/Orchestra I

Students study standard high school repertoire and develop technique, intonation, tone production, balanced ensemble skills, music reading and musical terminology. Students are required to perform in several evening concerts. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is recommended.

Band/Orchestra II

In this course, students will develop instrumental technique; intonation; balanced ensemble and musical literacy skills. Student will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

Band/Orchestra III

In this course, students will develop instrumental technique; intonation; solo and small skills; and music literacy skills. Students will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments

Band/Orchestra IV

In this course, students will develop conducting skills; instrumental technique; intonation; and music analysis. Students will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

Dance I

This course is for students who have a basic foundation in dance. The curriculum consists of Beginner/Intermediate level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz. These areas will be intensively explored and applied in conjunction with introductory studies in improvisation and choreographic skills. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects.

Dance II

The curriculum continues study in classical ballet, introduction to modern jazz and dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, Dance Ensemble performances and independent choreography and research projects.

Dance III

This course is for students who have a serious commitment to dance study. The curriculum consists of advanced level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz, intermediate level classes in modern dance and continued study in dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is strongly encouraged.

Dance IV

This course is for students who have a serious commitment to dance study. The curriculum continues instruction of advanced level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz, intermediate level classes in modern dance and continued study in dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is strongly encouraged.

Introduction to Theater (.5 units)

Introduction to Theater introduces students to the Basics of Acting, Playwriting and Design.

Jazz Ensemble (.25)

Students explore many styles of Jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation. Students must commit to several performances annually. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is encouraged.

Jazz Ensemble

Students explore many styles of Jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation. Students must commit to several performances annually. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is encouraged.

Music Theory I

The focus of this course is the development of basic musicianship skills in sight singing, reading and writing musical notation, intervals, scales, triads, rhythm, harmony, keyboard skills, and dictation as well as an introduction to music history and appreciation. Concert attendance and critique required quarterly.

Piano I (1 unit)

Students study standard repertoire from Mozart to Shostakovich. Each student will be assigned repertoire designed to stretch their musical skills and artistic expression. Recital performance is required.

Songwriting (.5 units)

Students will study the art of songwriting by analyzing standard song forms, styles, and lyric structures. Material will cover Schubert, Gershwin, the Blues, Tin Pan Alley, Woody Guthrie, Pop, Rock, and Hip Hop. The course will culminate with students recording their own original compositions.

String Orchestra (.25)

Students study the standard String Orchestra Literature at NYSSMA level 6 standards. Students are expected to be thoroughly prepared for rehearsals and commit to several evening and school performances annually.

Theater I Magnet

The focus of this course is the to further development of acting skills through scene study, improvisation with special emphasis on character development, introduction to text analysis and beginning audition techniques. Students will also study technical theater, stage management, set, lighting and stage design, costuming and make-up and theatre history from Greece through the fall of Rome. Students are expected to participate in workshop productions and attend and review professional theatrical productions.

Wind Chamber (.25 units)

Students are coached weekly in preparation for multiple performances annually. The focus of the course is developing chamber performance skills through the study of traditional wind chamber repertoire.

2D Design

2D Design will use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. They will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion.

Advanced 2D Design

2D Design will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will solidify the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. They will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media.

Magnet 2D Design

2D Design will use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. Students will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced 2D Design

2D Design will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will solidify the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. Students will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media. Students will curate a collection of designed objects or projects to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

3D Design

Students will use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will broaden their fabrication techniques through investigating a range of materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. This studio will involve assignments and critiques in which students are encouraged to think through 3 Dimensional works in an additive and/or subtractive method. Research, reflection and critique of current sculptural practices will be considered.

Advanced 3D Design

Students will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will master their fabrication techniques through self - selected projects involving multiple materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. Research, reflection and critique of current and historical sculptural practices will be considered.

Magnet 3D Design

Students will use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will broaden their fabrication techniques through investigating a range of materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. This studio will involve assignments and critiques in which students are encouraged to think through 3 Dimensional works in an additive and/or subtractive method. Research, reflection and critique of current sculptural practices will be considered. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced 3D Design

Students will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will master their fabrication techniques through self - selected projects involving multiple materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. Research, reflection and critique of current and historical sculptural practices will be considered. Students will curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artworks to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

Drawing

Students will learn to create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classification of drawings will be explores to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Advanced Drawing

Students will continue create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Magnet Drawing

Students will learn to create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced Drawing

Students will continue create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artworks to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

Foundations Visual Arts

Painting

Students will learn to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Advanced Painting

Students will continue to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Magnet Painting

Students will create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced Painting

Students will continue to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will curate a collection of paintings to impact a viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

French I

This course will begin to develop communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will also explore various facets of culture in the French-speaking world.

French II

After successful completion of French I, students will continue to develop communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will also continue to explore various facets of culture in the French-speaking world.

French III

French IV

Latin I

This course emphasizes vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language. Translation is both from Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin II

This course continues the emphasis on the vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language begun in Latin I. Translation is from both Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans with emphasis on the historical impact of Julius Caesar. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin III

Latin IV

Mandrin Chinese I

Students will begin to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. They will also start identifying distinctive culture aspects of China. They will learn greetings/ responses, numbers up to 100, time of the day, weekdays, Months, year, simple statement sentences, simple interrogative sentences, family and family members, the things we use everyday, things we do for fun, the place we live including the Chinese geography, cities and famous national parks. Students will know about 250-300 Chinese characters by the end of school year.

Mandrin Chinese II

Students will continue to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. They will review what they learn from Chinese 1 and then learn more on the topic of transportation, food and drink, weather and travel, shopping and summer plans. Students will learn at least 500 Chinese characters and be able to have everyday conversation in Chinese accurately and appropriately by the end of the school year.

Spanish I

Students will begin to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will explore various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish II

Students will continue to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will continue to explore various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish III

Spanish IV

Advanced Placement Spanish

English II

Students will gain mastery of a range of skills and applications so that they can read and comprehend grade level complex texts, write for a range of purposes, participate in collaborative discussions and use the conventions of the English language correctly.

Geometry

For this 10th grade Geometry course, students' learning will focus on six critical areas:
  1. establish criteria for congruence of triangles based on rigid motions;
  2. establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning;
  3. informally develop explanations of circumference, area, and volume formulas;
  4. apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plan;
  5. prove basic geometric theorems; and
  6. extend work with probability.

Computer Science

In this course, students will solve problems by writing, running, and debugging computer programs; use commonly used algorithms and data structures; and develop and select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve problems. Students will also code fluently in an object-oriented paradigm using Java. Furthermore, students will read and understand a large program consisting of several classes and interacting objects, showing an ability to read and understand a description of the design and development process leading to such a program.

Financial Literacy

In this course, students will begin to develop the skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving in the global economy. Five broad topics will be the foundation of the course: college and career planning, money management, savings and investing, income, and spending. The course will teach students to search and assess college and career opportunities, identify and prioritize their personal money management goals, develop personal spending and savings plans, comprehend the impact of time on the value of money, understand the cost of using credit, and protect assets.

Topics in Algebra and Geometry

In this course, students will study pre-algebra, algebra, and introductory geometry topics, including the study and applications of formulas, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities; the rectangular coordinate system; area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures; and properties of triangles and circles.  Particular emphasis will be placed on concepts and skills necessary for success in Algebra II.

Grade 10 History and Social Science

In U.S. History I, students examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States during the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students study the basic framework of American democracy and the basic concepts of America government, as well as America’s westward expansion, the establishment of political parties, economic and social change, sectional conflict, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Applied Physics: Introduction to Engineering

In this lab-based science/engineering course, students will engage in lab experiences that apply understanding of physical science principles and mathematics to the designing, building, and testing of prototypes. Students will learn about the properties of materials, forces, heat transfer, electricity and magnetism, digital/analog signals, laser and fiber optics, robotics and automation systems. These principles will be applied to understanding of: engineering design; construction technologies; power and energy technologies; communication technologies; manufacturing technologies, and biotechnology. Family Resources

Biology

In this lab-based science course, students will study the fundamental concepts of life to gain understanding of the living world that surrounds and includes them. Topics will include: chemistry of life, cellular biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, biodiversity, evolution, and ecology. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Biology II

In this lab-based science course, students will study selected topics in Biology to develop greater understanding of biological concepts. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Exploration of careers in Life Sciences and new technologies used in research, environmental protection, or health care will be associated with each unit of study. Ethical and legal implications will be addressed as students explore the application of biological knowledge in today’s society. In an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments. Family Resources

Chemistry

In this lab-based science course, students will study the composition, properties and organization of matter. Topics will include: atomic structure; behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical formulas, equations and reactions. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Environmental Science

In this introductory lab-based science course, students will study the mutual relationships between organisms and their environment and will explore topics such as recycling and regeneration, ecosystems, population and growth studies, pollution, and conservation of natural resources. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Forensics

In this introductory lab-based science course, students will study how biology, chemistry, and physics are used to analyze and interpret evidence. Topics will include: trace evidence, prints, serology, spread of disease, forgery, arson and crimes against wildlife and the environment. Students will conduct authentic and virtual lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Human Anatomy and Physiology

In this lab-based science course, students will study the cells, tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body and may engage in the dissections of vertebrate specimens. Students will learn anatomical terminology and explore various diseases of the human body. Family Resources

Physics

In this lab-based science course, students will study the basic physical concepts of matter and energy and the laws governing them. Topics will include: forces and laws of nature, equilibrium, motion, momentum, sound and light, and magnetic and electric phenomena. Students will conduct lab investigations, collect and analyze data, and explore content information from a variety of text and media sources. Family Resources

Health I (Part I)

This course provides students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, as well as the ability to be a savvy health consumer. Young people are educated about various preventable illnesses/diseases, issues related to nutrition and fitness, as well as information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth. In addition, the course explores violence and injury prevention for teens. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to explore their own health practices and realize the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in the future. This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance students’ ability to make safe and healthy choices in life.

Health I (Part II)

This course provides students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle, as well as the ability to be a savvy health consumer. Young people are educated about various preventable illnesses/diseases, issues related to nutrition and fitness, as well as information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth. In addition, the course explores violence and injury prevention for teens. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to explore their own health practices and realize the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in the future. This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance students’ ability to make safe and healthy choices in life.

Health II (Part I)

This course focuses on providing students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. It teaches young people about various relationships with family and friends, living with feelings and handling stress, understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth, dealing with trouble in relationships as well as building skills to prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV, and finally transition to adulthood. The course teaches the students to build skills to enhance their ability to make informed choices in all of these areas.

Health II (Part II)

This course focuses on providing students with the skills needed to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. It teaches young people about various relationships with family and friends, living with feelings and handling stress, understanding sexuality, reproduction and birth, dealing with trouble in relationships as well as building skills to prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV, and finally transition to adulthood. The course teaches the students to build skills to enhance their ability to make informed choices in all of these areas.

Grade 10 Physical Education

Physical Education in grade 10 emphasize health-related fitness and developing the skills and habits necessary for a lifetime of activity. These courses provide students with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increase their knowledge of fitness concepts. The program includes skill development and the application of rules and strategies of complex difficulty in the following different movement forms: (1) health-related fitness activities (cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition), (2) aerobic exercise, (3) team sports, (4) individual and dual sports, and (5) recreational games. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluations.

Chorus/Vocal Training I

Chorus/Vocal Training II

Chorus/Vocal Training III

Chorus/Vocal Training IV

Band/Orchestra I

Students study standard high school repertoire and develop technique, intonation, tone production, balanced ensemble skills, music reading and musical terminology. Students are required to perform in several evening concerts. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is recommended.

Band/Orchestra II

In this course, students will develop instrumental technique; intonation; balanced ensemble and musical literacy skills. Student will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

Band/Orchestra III

In this course, students will develop instrumental technique; intonation; solo and small skills; and music literacy skills. Students will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments

Band/Orchestra IV

In this course, students will develop conducting skills; instrumental technique; intonation; and music analysis. Students will participate in multiple out of school time performances. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.

Dance I

This course is for students who have a basic foundation in dance. The curriculum consists of Beginner/Intermediate level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz. These areas will be intensively explored and applied in conjunction with introductory studies in improvisation and choreographic skills. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects.

Dance II

The curriculum continues study in classical ballet, introduction to modern jazz and dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, Dance Ensemble performances and independent choreography and research projects.

Dance III

This course is for students who have a serious commitment to dance study. The curriculum consists of advanced level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz, intermediate level classes in modern dance and continued study in dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is strongly encouraged.

Dance IV

This course is for students who have a serious commitment to dance study. The curriculum continues instruction of advanced level classes in classical ballet and modern jazz, intermediate level classes in modern dance and continued study in dance history. Requirements include solo and ensemble performances, independent choreography and research projects. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is strongly encouraged.

Introduction to Theater (.5 units)

Introduction to Theater introduces students to the Basics of Acting, Playwriting and Design.

Jazz Ensemble (.25)

Students explore many styles of Jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation. Students must commit to several performances annually. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is encouraged.

Jazz Ensemble

Students explore many styles of Jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation. Students must commit to several performances annually. Daily practice is expected and private instruction is encouraged.

Music Theory I

The focus of this course is the development of basic musicianship skills in sight singing, reading and writing musical notation, intervals, scales, triads, rhythm, harmony, keyboard skills, and dictation as well as an introduction to music history and appreciation. Concert attendance and critique required quarterly.

Piano I (1 unit)

Students study standard repertoire from Mozart to Shostakovich. Each student will be assigned repertoire designed to stretch their musical skills and artistic expression. Recital performance is required.

Songwriting (.5 units)

Students will study the art of songwriting by analyzing standard song forms, styles, and lyric structures. Material will cover Schubert, Gershwin, the Blues, Tin Pan Alley, Woody Guthrie, Pop, Rock, and Hip Hop. The course will culminate with students recording their own original compositions.

String Orchestra (.25)

Students study the standard String Orchestra Literature at NYSSMA level 6 standards. Students are expected to be thoroughly prepared for rehearsals and commit to several evening and school performances annually.

Theater I Magnet

The focus of this course is the to further development of acting skills through scene study, improvisation with special emphasis on character development, introduction to text analysis and beginning audition techniques. Students will also study technical theater, stage management, set, lighting and stage design, costuming and make-up and theatre history from Greece through the fall of Rome. Students are expected to participate in workshop productions and attend and review professional theatrical productions.

Wind Chamber (.25 units)

Students are coached weekly in preparation for multiple performances annually. The focus of the course is developing chamber performance skills through the study of traditional wind chamber repertoire.

2D Design

2D Design will use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. They will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion.

Advanced 2D Design

2D Design will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will solidify the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. They will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media.

Magnet 2D Design

2D Design will use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. Students will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced 2D Design

2D Design will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to explore works on a Two Dimensional plane. Students will solidify the difference between expression and communication as well as aspects of inquiry and problem solving. Projects will reveal works that explore experimentation, invention, and technical mastery. Students will use traditional and digital media to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion. Course will be divided into Illustration, Commercial Design, Digital Photography, and Multi Media. Students will curate a collection of designed objects or projects to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

3D Design

Students will use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will broaden their fabrication techniques through investigating a range of materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. This studio will involve assignments and critiques in which students are encouraged to think through 3 Dimensional works in an additive and/or subtractive method. Research, reflection and critique of current sculptural practices will be considered.

Advanced 3D Design

Students will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will master their fabrication techniques through self - selected projects involving multiple materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. Research, reflection and critique of current and historical sculptural practices will be considered.

Magnet 3D Design

Students will use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will broaden their fabrication techniques through investigating a range of materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. This studio will involve assignments and critiques in which students are encouraged to think through 3 Dimensional works in an additive and/or subtractive method. Research, reflection and critique of current sculptural practices will be considered. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced 3D Design

Students will continue to use the Elements and Principles of Design to visualize, design and build works in a Three Dimensional plane, whether physical or virtual. They will master their fabrication techniques through self - selected projects involving multiple materials. Students will address issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the built environment. Research, reflection and critique of current and historical sculptural practices will be considered. Students will curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artworks to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

Drawing

Students will learn to create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classification of drawings will be explores to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Advanced Drawing

Students will continue create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Magnet Drawing

Students will learn to create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will critique, justify and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced Drawing

Students will continue create two dimensional drawings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Various classifications of drawings will be explored to include: Line, Mood and Value, Still Life, Landscape, Ornamental, Portraiture and Illustration. Students will communicate ideas from observation, memory, and imagination. Contemporary and Historical refereed will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artworks to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

Foundations Visual Arts

Painting

Students will learn to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Advanced Painting

Students will continue to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium.

Magnet Painting

Students will create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting works of art for a specific exhibit or event.

Magnet Advanced Painting

Students will continue to create two - dimensional paintings expressed through a range of individual concepts, contemporary concerns and various materials. Students will communicate ideas in painting that explore the styles of representation, non-representation and abstraction. Painting concepts will explore the elements of two dimensional design and concepts in critical thinking. Contemporary and historical references will be used to increase the students’ ability to interpret, respond and understand various concepts in the medium. Students will curate a collection of paintings to impact a viewer’s understanding of social, cultural and or political experiences.

French I

This course will begin to develop communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will also explore various facets of culture in the French-speaking world.

French II

After successful completion of French I, students will continue to develop communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will also continue to explore various facets of culture in the French-speaking world.

French III

French IV

Latin I

This course emphasizes vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language. Translation is both from Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin II

This course continues the emphasis on the vocabulary and the grammatical elements of the language begun in Latin I. Translation is from both Latin to English and English to Latin. Students will gain knowledge of the life, customs, geography, and the culture of the Ancient Romans with emphasis on the historical impact of Julius Caesar. Latin vocabulary as a source of English derivatives is emphasized.

Latin III

Latin IV

Mandrin Chinese I

Students will begin to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. They will also start identifying distinctive culture aspects of China. They will learn greetings/ responses, numbers up to 100, time of the day, weekdays, Months, year, simple statement sentences, simple interrogative sentences, family and family members, the things we use everyday, things we do for fun, the place we live including the Chinese geography, cities and famous national parks. Students will know about 250-300 Chinese characters by the end of school year.

Mandrin Chinese II

Students will continue to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese. They will review what they learn from Chinese 1 and then learn more on the topic of transportation, food and drink, weather and travel, shopping and summer plans. Students will learn at least 500 Chinese characters and be able to have everyday conversation in Chinese accurately and appropriately by the end of the school year.

Spanish I

Students will begin to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will explore various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish II

Students will continue to develop communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will continue to explore various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish III

Spanish IV

Advanced Placement Spanish

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