Students will examine the following physics topics: forces, motion in one and two dimensions, energy, momentum, light, electricity & magnetism and wave motion. This course is conceptual and lab based, but requires a basic understanding of Algebra. Coursework involves laboratory activities, inclass assignments and formal assessments that require students to demonstrate both conceptual understanding and basic problem-solving skills in the context of a science scenario. Prerequisite(s): Physical Science
Students will be introduced to applied mathematical concepts, robot construction, EasyC V4 programming, with an emphasis on the importance of team work and communication skills. The course can be applied to an Associate's degree in Electronic Engineering Technology at Cuyahoga Community College.
The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. Prerequisite(s): Algebra II
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.
AP United States History
AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. history course. In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society.
The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.
AP Language and Composition
The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.
The course includes polynomial functions exponential and logarithmic functions, graphs, quadratic equations and inequalities and systems of equations. The students should have had four years of high school math including knowledge of high school Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Trigonometry. Placement in the class is through the mathematics department.
Trigonometry is designed to be taken after successful completion of Algebra 2 and prior to enrolling in Pre-Calculus. The topics covered in the algebra portion of the course include: polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, absolute value and polynomial equations and inequalities and functions. The Trigonometry portion of the course includes: trigonometric functions, equations, graphs, identities and triangle trigonometry involving both right and oblique triangles. The statistics portion of the course includes an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics.
Creative Writing will help students to develop their imaginative and expository writing skills as applied to poetry, short stories, and personal reflection.
Speech will examine theories and skills necessary to effective communication. Topics and activities include verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills, communication breakdown, public speaking, oral interpretation, interviewing, and group discussion.
Students are also using are online courseware FuelEd which can be accessed from school or home to accelerate and/or enhance the learning journey.