SOPHOMORE YEAR (10th Grade)

English II

Combines language, composition, and literature. All grammar and spelling principles are reviewed before extensive composition work. Units are included of drama, non-fiction, exposition, speech, fiction, and poetry, with weekly reading assignments and critical reports. Independent thinking is stressed.

Biology

This is an introductory survey course with lab. It covers topics including but not limited to cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and physiology.

Geometry

Aims to develop an understanding of deductive and indirect proofs in mathematics, and to develop spatial conceptualization. The course is proof-oriented.

World Cultures and Geography

Surveys using literature from other countries to supplement a text, emphasizing politics, economics, geography, and sociology.

Spanish II

Continues speaking and writing skills and introduces some literature of the Hispanic world, with occasional conversational field trips.

ASL II

American Sign Language II is an intermediary course to American Sign Language; as it is used within the deaf culture. Instruction includes new vocabulary, construction of complex sentences, as well as a deeper look into the history and the culture of deaf people.

Physical Education and Sports

Required daily, with team sports and individual lifetime sports skills. Intramural and interscholastic teams in volleyball, tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, track, golf, cross-country, and baseball.

Electives

Art, media art, portfolio development, photography, music, choir, drama, speech, fitness for life, life skills. Other electives and independent study courses may be arranged through a dean, as needed and desired.