ENGLISH 9 (College Prep & Honors)
English 9 is a literature-based course, which anchors the literary genres through Common Core aligned writing tasks that emphasize critical analysis, argumentation, depth, complexity, and coherence. The selection of literature will be representative of modern and classical fiction and non-fiction, including primary and secondary source materials. Curriculum units will be centered on high-interest themes (e.g. social justice, cross-curricular, relevant and real-world), and will integrate writing, vocabulary development, speaking and listening, and research skills.
Algebra 1 covers the fundamental properties of the real number system. Topics include simplifying algebraic expressions, laws of exponents, solving first and second degree linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, functions and function notation, graphs of linear and quadratic functions, radical equations, ratio and proportion, and the quadratic formula. Many problems are presented in context and students are required to read, interpret and solve such problems. All units will be anchored by performance tasks, requiring students to integrate multiple concepts and skills to develop answers to open-ended problems.
This course is designed to meet the individual needs of students in the area of fitness, specifically in the areas of cardio respiratory fitness, strength fitness, flexibility, coordination, basic health, and nutrition. The class includes aerobics, weight training, and body strengthening movements. Instruction in skills will be provided in each activity. Cognitive-based physical- and health-related concepts and grade level physical fitness performance objectives will be reviewed, applied, and evaluated.