Extended Campus Course Catalog

We offer a full catalog of customizable online courses. These courses provide a robust learning experience and can be used to support classroom instruction, blended learning, or in a fully virtual learning environment.  

 

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Art History Semester A (1 of 2)

Elective

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.

English/Language Arts 6 Semester A (1 of 2)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

Students analyze informational texts, including biographies, primary documents, instructional documents, film reviews, and persuasive letters. Reading selections include the novel The Road by Jack London and informational texts on topics such as the science behind sunsets, the lives of important historical figures, the history of the Olympics, and the process of flotation used by archaeologists. Reading selections demonstrate concepts such as explicit and implicit information, central ideas and key details, and claims and arguments.

English/Language Arts 6 Semester B (2 of 2)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

Students explore literary texts from various genres, including novels, short stories, poems, and plays. Readings include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, excerpts from Little Women and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, and Carl Sandburg, as well multimedia readings of several videos of famous poems to demonstrate explicit and implicit information, theme, characters, plot, poetic techniques, and figurative language.

MS Health Education Semester A (1 of 1)

Health | Phys Ed

Grades 6-8

This course explores how behavioral choices, such as nutrition and physical activity, affect health, then provides information to make healthy choices. Topics include: nutrition and physical activity; growth, development, and sexual health; safety and injury prevention; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; mental, emotional, and social health; and personal and community health.

MS Physical Education Semester A (1 of 1)

Health | Phys Ed

Grades 6-8

Students explore the importance of physical activity. Topics include: sports and recreation, sportsmanship, leadership, and inclusivity, safety while being active, and developing lifelong healthy habits, such as daily activity.

Mathematics 6 Semester A (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 6-8

In this course, students will build on previously learned concepts like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. They will deepen their knowledge of arithmetic with fractions and work with decimals and negative numbers. They will apply these new skills to help solve real-world problems using ratios, unit conversions, and geometry.

Mathematics 6 Semester B (2 of 2)

Math

Grades 6-8

Students build on concepts such as positive and negative integers and fractions to learn about rational numbers and how to compare them. Topics include: finding the distance between points on the number line and in the coordinate plane, solving geometry problems, relationships between variables and how to represent them, ratios and unit rates, solving real-world problems, data and how to display and mathematically describe data.

Science 6 Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 6-8

Students investigate the interaction between systems and what factors affect their
growth, and the life cycles of plants and animals to find out how they reproduce plants and animals. Topics include: cells, the hierarchy of organization, covering tissues, organs, and organ systems.

Science 6 Semester B (2 of 2)

Science

Grades 6-8

Students explore topics through many creative and interactive assets, including virtual labs and review games to immerse themselves in 21st-century online learning. Topics include: energy and its transformation, matter, natural cycles, the effect of the sun on ocean and air currents, different types of pollution, and the effects of greenhouse gases on the Earth's climate.

Social Studies 6 Semester A (1 of 2)

Social Studies

Grades 6-8

Welcome to Ancient Civilizations A. You will study the beginning of early cultures, from the Stone Age in Africa to the Gupta Dynasty in India. You will get to see how geography, society, trade, and politics shapes everyday life. The look at geography includes more than just physical places. Geography can also describe other factors. These include politics, trade, resources, and migration. The course will focus on Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, and India.

Social Studies 6 Semester B (2 of 2)

Social Studies

Grades 6-8

Welcome to Social Studies 6 (2 of 2)! This sixth-grade course explores early civilizations, from ancient Greek society to the beginning of the Silk Road.

English/Language Arts 7 Semester A (1 of 2)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

Students explore informational texts, including biographies, personal accounts of events, presidential speeches, persuasive letters, and differences between types of musical genres. Readings include texts about historical figures, such as The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, Jane Goodall, and Zora Neale Hurston to demonstrate concepts such as explicit and implicit information, central ideas and key details, and claims and arguments.

English/Language Arts 7 Semester B (2 of 2)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

Students analyze literary texts from novels, short stories, fairy tales, poems, and plays. Readings include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, excerpts from Black Beauty, and poetry by Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth to demonstrate concepts such as comparing how written texts are portrayed in film or audio and ways to understand explicit and implicit information, theme, characters, plot, poetic and dramatic techniques, and figurative language.

Mathematics 7 Semester A (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 6-8

Students explore adding and multiplying rational numbers by using number lines, rules, and properties. Topics include how to solve problems by finding and comparing unit rates, writing expressions using properties, writing and solving simple linear equations using different methods, probability and statistics to interpret and calculate simple probabilities and learn about populations and samples. Geometry topics include solving problems involving scale drawings, circles, and angle relationships.

Mathematics 7 Semester B (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 6-8

Students explore subtracting and dividing rational numbers by using different methods to perform four operations. Topics include: interpreting proportional relationships and equivalent expressions, writing and solving linear equations and inequalities to solve real-world problems, comparing two data sets of random samples using center values and variability measures to make conclusions about populations. Geometry topics include solving problems that involve the area, surface area, volume, and cross-sections of two- or three-dimensional objects.

Science 7 Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 6-8

Students examine concepts from the fields of chemistry, biology, and ecology. The relationship between matter, energy, and chemical reactions is explored to understand cellular respiration and photosynthesis, while synthetic materials are analyzed to see how they impact society.

Science 7 Semester B (2 of 2)

Science

Grades 6-8

Students investigate concepts from ecology and geology to explore the interactions between and among organisms in an ecosystem. Topics include types of rocks, the rock cycle, and Earth’s resources to explore how Earth’s processes can lead to natural hazard events and severe weather, and then discover how technology can help during disasters, as well as other benefits of technology.

Social Studies 7 Semester A (1 of 2)

Social Studies

Grades 6-8

Students explore the social, cultural, and technological developments occurring concurrently in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years AD 500–1789. They also examine how archaeologists and historians uncover the past.

Social Studies 7 Semester B (2 of 2)

Social Studies

Grades 6-8

Students explore the growing economic interaction among civilizations during the Renaissance,
Reformation, the Age of Exploration, and how the Enlightenment gave rise to democratic ideas that still resonate today. Topics include: the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and
commodities inspire the Enlightenment philosophy and the interest in reason and authority, natural rights of human beings, the divine right of kings, experimentalism in science, and the dogma of belief.

Spanish for Young Learners 7 Semester A (1 of 2)

World Languages

Grades 6-8

In this introductory course, students will be introduced to the basics of the Spanish language through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn how to introduce themselves and others, talk about interests and hobbies, ask for directions, and more!

In addition to learning the language, students will also learn about the cultures of some Spanish-speaking countries. They will learn about daily life in Mexico, the history of Colombia, and more!

Students will participate in discussion boards, speaking practice, a culture project, and a speaking project.

Spanish for Young Learners 7 Semester B (2 of 2)

World Languages

Grades 6-8

In this course, you will continue getting the skills needed for speaking and interpreting Spanish. You'll learn about activities you might enjoy with your friends, vocabulary associated with restaurants, traveling, vacations, and much more. You'll also start learning about Spanish, Argentinian and Peruvian culture by exploring their history, cultural products and traditions.

English/Language Arts 8 Semester A (1 of 2)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

Students explore analysis of literary and informational texts, including novels, short stories, myths, poems, magazine articles, and autobiographies. Readings include The Call of the Wild, short stories such as “The Lottery” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and infographics and videos to demonstrate concepts such as explicit and implicit information, theme, central idea, figurative language, grammar, usage, and punctuation. Writings include the planning, creating, writing, revising, and editing of a fictional narrative.

English/Language Arts 8 Semester B (2 of 2)

Language Arts

Grades 6-8

Students explore literary and informational texts, including novels, short stories, poems, articles, and political speeches. Readings include excerpts from the novels Fahrenheit 451, Hatchet, and Black Beauty, informational texts about topics such as global warming, fast food, the widespread presence of corn in food, and how sleep affects learning ability, infographics and videos to demonstrate concepts such as explicit and implicit information, theme, central idea, figurative language, grammar, usage, punctuation. Writings include informational and argument.

MS Photography A (1 of 1)

Elective

Grades 6-8

This course is designed for students in grades 6-8. Students explore proper use of photography equipment, how to build a portfolio of work, and describes the steps to starting a career in this field. Topics include: the habits and etiquette of the profession.

*Photography equipment is not needed. Practice is offered through digital simulations.

Mathematics 8 Semester A (1 of 1)

Math

Grades 6-8

Students explore rational and irrational numbers, solving linear equations from contextual situations, and analyzing properties of functions with a focus on linear functions, and scientific notation. Geometric topics include rigid transformations on figures and proving congruence of figures through a series of rigid transformations.

Mathematics 8 Semester B (1 of 2)

Math

Grades 6-8

Students explore multi-step equations and proportions, applies knowledge of proportional relationships to geometry to perform transformations on figures, and prove similarity of figures through a series of transformations. Topics included: analyzing linear relationships and functions, solving systems of linear equations using different methods, application of algebraic skills to statistics, analyze and interpret patterns in bivariate data, and finding volumes of circular three-dimensional objects.

Pre-Algebra Semester A (1 of 1)

Math

Grades 6-8

Pre-Algebra is a one-semester math course to build an algebraic foundation to prepare students for Algebra I. Topics include: reviewing integers and rational numbers, properties of numbers and working with exponents and roots, mastering the order of operations, variables, how to simplify expressions and solve multi-step equations, lines and linear equations, ordered pairs, the coordinate plane, and graphs.

Science 8 Semester A (1 of 2)

Science

Grades 6-8

Students examine life science concepts from biology, ecology, environmental sciences, and explores scientific process to investigate the questions of ecology and genetic technology.

Science 8 Semester B (2 of 2)

Science

Grades 6-8

Students examine physical science, such as physics and space science, and the history of science to highlight influential scientists.

Social Studies 8 Semester A (1 of 2)

Social Studies

Grades 6-8

Welcome to Early American History A! This course will take students on a journey through the origins of the United States of America.

Social Studies 8 Semester B (2 of 2)

Social Studies

Grades 6-8

Welcome to Early American History B! This course will take you on a journey from early Spanish missions in western North America up to the end of the 19th century in the United States.

Spanish for Young Learners 8 Semester A (1 of 2)

World Languages

Grades 6-8

In this introductory course, students will continue with the basics of the Spanish language through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn how to discuss school subjects, various professions, and their daily routines.

In addition to learning the language, students will also learn about the cultures of some Spanish-speaking countries. They will learn about the history, daily life, and cultural products of Venezuela and Chile.

Students will participate in discussion boards, speaking practice, a culture project, and a speaking project.

Spanish for Young Learners 8 Semester B (2 of 2)

World Languages

Grades 6-8

In this introductory course, students will continue with the basics of the Spanish language through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn how to discuss illness and injuries, shopping, and money.

In addition to learning the language, students will also learn about the cultures of some Spanish-speaking countries. They will learn about the history, daily life, and cultural products of Ecuador, Guatemala, and Cuba.

Students will participate in discussion boards, speaking practice, a culture project, and a speaking project.

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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