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ENGLISH 9/10
Description: This course is a language arts course designed to provide all students with a foundation of skills and approaches that will aid in their successful completion of the high school English program .Students will be taught various writing forms, while being introduced to a variety of genres and literary elements. Throughout the course, the student will be instructed on the how to use their various skills by being given the opportunity to be part of discussions, presentations, and role-playing activities. Different units of study will include Shakespearean drama and the novel with an exposure to journal writing, written and oral commentary, and close textual analysis, including the examination of poetry. Throughout the year, grammar, vocabulary skills, and correct usage of literary terms will be woven through the curriculum. Outside or independent reading may be required. Students will discuss and write about common themes and other parallels in the works covered during the year.
Prerequisites: Completion of 8th / 9thgrade English
Credit: 1.0 credit
Length of Course: 1 year
Texts: Literature Gold/Platinum, Prentice Hall; Writing and Grammar Gold/Platinum Prentice Hall; Vocabulary Builder 4/5, The Kite Runner, To Kill a Mockingbird

ENGLISH 11/12
Description: This course completes the transition between the earlier language arts courses. The course will help the students develop the oral and written skills needed for success in their future English courses. Texts will include texts of a variety of genres, including essay, drama, poetry, speech, short story, and novel and additional reading to engage student choice. A variety of writing modes will also be developed, including the comparative essay. Focused vocabulary study and timed brief essays will be part of the course and which may serve, for example, as preparation for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test).
Prerequisites: English 9/10
Credit: 1.0 credit
Length of Course: 1 year
Texts: Literature British Tradition/American Experience, Prentice Hall; Writing and Grammar Diamond Prentice Hall; Vocabulary Builder 6/7, The Kite Runner, Lord of the Flies

   
 
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Description: This course is open for students in 9th through 12th grades. It is a course designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of how the environment functions, the effect humans are having on it and our responsibility in sustainability. We are increasingly being faced with personal and societal decisions concerning the environment that require an in-depth knowledge and understanding of environmental issues. This course will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and the methodologies to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human made and to examine solutions for resolving them. The following topics will be covered: ecology, analyzing ecosystems, water, population dynamics, air, waste management, conservation, biodiversity and marketing environmental awareness. Field studies may be conducted, some of which may require time outside of the normal day.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology (or the former 9th grade Integrated Science course)
Credit:1 credit

BIOLOGY
Description: This course is open for students in 9th through 12th grade. It is the first year of high school science courses, and is a laboratory based course that will look at the foundations of the life sciences: the nature of life; cells; ecology; evolution; and the human body. The course aims to provide a broad general knowledge in key areas of biology, an overview of biological principles and scientific method.


Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1 credit

CHEMISTRY
Description: It is a laboratory course in college preparatory chemistry. Major concepts studied are the following: structure and bonding in atoms and molecules, trends in the periodic table, mole theory and applications, gas and kinetic molecular theory, states of matter, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Students will explore these topics through experimentation, class discussion, assignments and projects.
Prerequisites: Teacher approval
Credit: 1 credit

PHYSICS
Description: This course is open for students in 10th through 12th grades. It is a comprehensive laboratory course in physics providing broad exposure to a full range of topics in physics. Although physics is a quantitative science and mathematics will be used throughout the course, the emphasis will be on conceptual understanding, the development of problem solving skills, and the improvement of communicating and analyzing both theory and data. The topics introduced will include the following: laws of motion, work and energy, thermal physics, wave phenomena, electricity, magnetism and modern physics
Prerequisites: Completion of Biology and Chemistry with a final grade of C+ or better
Credit: 1 credit

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WORLD HISTORY
Description:  The course is designed for 9th – 10thgrade students. This historical-cultural survey course examines the history and cultures of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia from ancient kingdoms to the present day. This course creates an appreciation of the diversity of world cultures as well as an understanding of countries and their historical roots and geographical location. In addition, students become aware of the pressures exerted by globalization and technology. Furthermore, students will work on developing their skills to: interpret maps and charts, speak and write clearly, analyze a variety of written materials, make generalizations from evidence, create hypotheses, and work well in collaboration with others. Teachers follow a chronological and thematic approach to help students develop an in-depth understanding of these selected periods. Students will continue to improve their note-taking, speaking, and writing skills throughout the year.Prerequisites: None
Credit:  1 credit

MODERN EGYPTIAN HISTORY
This course begins with a brief overview of the history of the Middle East followed by a closer examination of issues that have historically existed in the Egypt. There is no textbook for this course; information will be drawn from a wide variety of resources. Coursework will involve researching controversial issues, writing papers, making presentations, and participating in debates.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Grade 11 or above.

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ALGEBRA I
This course uses statistics and geometry as settings for work with linear expressions and sentences. Probability provides a context for algebraic fractions, functions, and set ideas. There is much work with graphing. Applications motivate all topics, and include exponential growth and compound interest. This course is usually taken in gr. 8 or 9.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or a similar course

GEOMETRY
This course presents coordinates, transformations, measurement formulas, and three-dimensional figures. Concentrated work with proof writing follows a carefully sequenced development of the logical and conceptual precursors to proof. This course is usually taken in gr. 9 or 10. A graphing calculator is required (TI-84 recommended).
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Algebra I

ALGEBRA II
This course emphasizes facility with algebraic expressions and forms (especially linear and quadratic forms), powers and roots, and functions based on these concepts. Students study logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial and other special functions for their abstract properties and as tools for modeling real-world situations. A graphing calculator is required (TI-84 recommended).
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

PRE-CALCULUS
This course integrates statistical, trigonometric, and algebraic concepts, and previews calculus in advanced work with functions and intuitive notions of limits. Graphing calculators are required for student use in plotting functions, analyzing data, and simulating experiments (TI-84 recommended).
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Algebra II

STATISTICS
This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Algebra II with a C- or higher and approval of teacher

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ARABIC 9 - 12
Description: This course in Arabic language, literature and civilization is intended for students, who have completed Arabic courses in middle school or with the. Special emphasis is placed on perfecting the student‘s comprehensive skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, communicative competence and refinement of writing skills, knowledge and use of complex structural and lexical expression, essay writing, and comprehension of increasingly complex authentic documents.
Prerequisites: Students who have successfully completed Arabic levels in MS
Credit: 1 credit per year

FRENCH 9/10
This is an introductory course to the French language and culture. The basic aspects of grammar are introduced and a good vocabulary level is reached. Students learn to salute, talk and ask politely, introduce themselves and introduce their friends, read and write the date by knowing the day, the months. They have the power to answer questions that relate to different themes the time, family, numbers, walking, food, airport, aboard the station, clothing, winter activities and summer’s ones. They also learn to express their emotions and opinions using
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: French in MS

FRENCH 11/12
This course is a continuation of French 9/10. The course will focus on writing and composition. The grammar will focus on the pluperfect and conditional tenses, the past and the present past participles and the subjective mood. Credit: 1
Prerequisite: French 9/10.

 
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Students are taught to be technologically literate by covering a large number of areas such as basic computer issues, Microsoft Office applications and Internet history. This course will prepare the student for the 21st Century learning environment.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

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GENERAL ART
General art is a full year class that introduces students to areas of art appreciation. Students will create art using appropriate media and technique. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture will be the main media used during this course. The course may be repeated for credit.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

MUSIC
Music is a full year class that will emphasize not only singing but also learning to play musical instruments. Students will develop their overall musicianship. This course may be repeated for credit.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This is a sequential program intended to develop skills, knowledge, strategy, teamwork and a good self-image. Students are marked in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains. Sports activities include volleyball, basketball, soccer, and racket games (tennis and table tennis). This course may be repeated for credit.
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

   
 
     
   
 
       
   

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