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Solution 1

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Your teachers use the content, as needed to help your students in either 
Planned Instruction
or
Enrichment and Review.
Optional participation for your teachers in a cohort-based online support group led by an experienced online teacher.

Solution 2

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Our
Courses
in our Platform
Your teachers use our courses, in our platform, as needed to help your students in either
Planned Instruction
or
Enrichment and Review.
Optional participation for your teachers in a cohort-based online support group led by an experienced online teacher.

Solution 3

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Our
Courses
in our Platform 
Our teachers teach our courses in our platform for your students in
Planned Instruction.
Students are still a part of your district. We will provide regular updates about your students' progress.

Through Pennsylvania's Intermediate Units, PDE is offering access to the Odysseyware & Edgenuity online learning platforms for schools interested in establishing new course offerings or supplementing existing continuity of education programs. For more information about this service, contact us

 

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Algebra I Honors Semester A (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore algebraic problems and apply the knowledge to real-life situations. Topics include: linear inequalities, forms of linear equations, relate linear equations and functions, solve systems of equations and systems of inequalities, interpret solutions mathematically and contextually, statistics, measures of central tendency, relative frequencies, and scatter plots.

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Algebra I Honors Semester B (2 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore functions by exploring new families of functions, the effect of different transformations, key features of their graphs, and how they compare functions represented in different ways. Additional topics include: polynomials on quadratics, quadratic equations and their graphs, various methods of factoring and solving quadratic equations, exponential growth and decay, and how linear, quadratic, and exponential functions compare to one another.

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Algebra I Semester A (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore the application of properties to simplify expressions with exponents and radicals, relationships between rational and irrational numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, applying knowledge of linear equations and inequalities to solve and graph systems of linear equations and inequalities, applying operations on polynomials, factoring quadratic expressions, and solving quadratic equations using different methods.

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Algebra I Semester B (2 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore the analysis of different types of functions presented as equations, graphs, tables, verbal descriptions, identifying key features applied to real-world problems, using key features to compare different types of functions, transformations of functions, statistics, interpreting and analyzing data sets, as well as causation and correlation.

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Algebra II Semester A (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore solving quadratic equations with complex solutions and perform operations on polynomials, uses polynomial identities to solve problems, analyzes polynomial functions using different representations, and solves polynomial equations graphically, works with rational functions, and performing arithmetic operations on rational functions to graph them.

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Algebra II Semester B (2 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

This course will not be available until January 2021.

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Applied Mathematics Semester A (1 of 1)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students examine how artists, video game developers, and musicians apply mathematical
concepts to create, and how biologists use mathematics to measure the distances between
cells and gain new insights about the body by applying concepts from geometry, functions,
probability, and statistics.

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Art History Semester A (1 of 2)

Elective

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Art History Semester B (2 of 2)

Elective

Grades 9-12

Students explore art of the late 1700s to modernity from Western movements in artworks and architecture to China, Japan, Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia, India.

*Given the subject matter, the course is extensively visual. Please also be aware that this course includes depictions of nudity, as many art movements celebrated the human form. Many important and influential works of art include nudity, and it would be nearly impossible to teach art history without including them.

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Biology Honors Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine life at the cellular level by understanding how the scientific method is used by scientists to investigate questions and present their findings. Topics include chemical make up and size of cells, cell structure, the flow of energy, and how traits are inherited.

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Biology Honors Semester B (2 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine life on Earth from a big picture perspective by exploring the evolution of species and history of life on Earth. Topics include: living organisms from microorganisms to plants and animals, the human body systems, ecology, and how humans interact with the environment. Historical perspectives and societal impact of biology are included in each lesson.

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Biology Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine the basics of biochemistry and how it helps understand biological systems on Earth. Using logical thinking to identify relationships and draw conclusions, the course expands out from the building blocks of biochemistry to individual cells and cell membranes to understand cell division, reproduction, cell energy and metabolism, and photosynthesis.

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Biology Semester B (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine the basics of genetics, natural selection, and ecology; model how matter and energy flow through ecosystems, and the technology used to see the larger context and implications. Topics include: biological research topics of ethical guidelines in new biotechnology.

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Character Education Semester A (1 of 1)

Elective

Grades 9-12

Students explore values of truthfulness, trustworthiness, responsibility, diligence, and integrity. The course offers specific, real world situations to interpret and connect to these traits to provide safe and appropriate ways to respond in real time. Topics include: identifying bullying, how to develop a bullying-prevention mindset.

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Chemistry Honors Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine basic principles and properties of matter to see its everyday uses. Topics include: atomic models, predicting chemical reactions to see how scientists can engineer them to solve problems. The honors course offers additional examples and practice.

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Chemistry Honors Semester B (2 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

This semester culminates in the ability to evaluate the ethical and social implications of chemistry-related technologies. Topics include: matter, types of bonds and forces that hold atoms and molecules together, states of matter, phase changes, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry, radiation and the difference between nuclear fission and fusion. The honors course offers additional examples and practice.

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Chemistry Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine basic principles and properties of matter to see its everyday uses. Topics include: atomic models, predicting chemical reactions to see how scientists can engineer them to solve problems.

Related

Customizable Learning Experiences (CLX)

Related Open Educational Resources (OER)

See the full course outline in the Extended Campus platform.

Chemistry Semester B (2 of 2)

Science

Grades 9-12

Students examine basic principles and properties of matter to see its everyday uses. Topics include: atomic models, predicting chemical reactions to see how scientists can engineer them to solve problems.

Related

Customizable Learning Experiences (CLX)

Related Open Educational Resources (OER)

See the full course outline in the Extended Campus platform.

Civics Semester A (1 of 1)

Social Studies

Grades 9-12

Students examine the general structure and functions of the US systems of government, the roles and responsibilities of citizens to participate in the political process, and the relationship of the individual to the law and legal system. Topics include: the Declaration of Independence, analysis of the principles US Constitution and the debates surrounding its ratification, examining validity of sources, landmark Supreme Court cases, and the voting process.

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College Math Preparation Semester A (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore mathematics in real-life situations, such as investments and interest, calculating loans, and annuities. Topics include: comparing and contrasting solutions; interpreting results of calculations in context to a problem; calculating perimeter, area, surface area, and volume; converting units of measurement between different systems; and solving problems using exponential growth.

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College Math Preparation Semester B (2 of 2)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students explore how to make probability decisions, as well as how to use basic statistics and sampling processes to understand data sets and answer questions about samples and populations. Topics include: distinguishing between sets, using Venn diagrams to solve applied problems, probability and permutations, statistics, and calculating and interpreting data.

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Computer Gaming and Design Semester A (1 of 1)

Elective

Grades 9-12

Students research the basics of gaming, from what makes games fun to what makes them work by exploring quality in a variety of games such as mental games, board games, and video games. This course does not require students to know or learn a programming language. The emphasis is on the history and design of games and the different careers available in the gaming industry.

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Consumer Mathematics Semester A (1 of 1)

Math

Grades 9-12

Students investigate how to solve real-life problems, analyze current financial issues of
taxes, loans, car leases, mortgages, and insurance. Mathematical processes are used to study
patterns and analyze data, algebraic formulas, graphs, and amortization modeling.

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Corrective Reading Semester A (1 of 1)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

This course explores foundational reading skills for middle-school students to remediate gaps in reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and vocabulary skills, grammar skills, and
writing fluency through responses to a variety of literary and informational texts.

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Criminal Justice Semester A (1 of 1)

Elective

Grades 9-12

Criminology and Justice is a beginner-level course on criminal procedures that explores the criminal justice system, non-forensic evidence, and what happens inside the courtroom. It is an introduction the Public Services CTE pathway.

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