High School Grade 11 Curriculum
Math: Algebra II
Students perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers and use them in polynomial identities and equations. They will interpret the structure of expressions and write expressions in equivalent form to solve problems. They will be working will rational and irrational numbers and learn how to rewrite rational expressions and create equations that describe numbers or relationships. They should solve equations and inequalities in one variable and graphically. In Algebra II students will be able to interpret functions using different representations, build a function that models a relationship between two quantities and new functions from existing functions. They construct and compare linear, quadratic and exponential models and solve problems. They extend domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle. They will also use probability to evaluate outcome and decisions.
Physics – This presentation of physics on the level of 11th grade is a general and in-depth introduction to the general aspects of it, ranging from mechanics to particle physics starting with directions, motion, displacement, velocity, acceleration, trajectories, momentum and the law of conservation (Newton’s lawas concerning motion and forces), weight, friction and impulse, conservation of energy, tension and pulleys, solving problems, gravitation, oscillations, waves and particles, duality of matter and energy, peeping through the fabric of reality.
Grade 11 explores physical and human geography. The course introduces the foundational concepts that we use to map and visualize the earth: from latitude and longitude to topography and ecology. The course also presents concepts of human society: demographic and cultural studies, and basic elements of anthropological inquiry (building on many of the concepts learned in the previous year). After establishing these concepts, the course explores the unique geographical situation of world regions. In addition to periodic chapter tests, students will conduct regional studies on the areas of their choosing.
Health (Grade 10-12)
The health education program in grades ten thru twelve is designed to enhance the awareness and knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices. Students will develop skills needed in confronting difficult situations; understand health prevention and promotion techniques that will establish a solid personal health education; and become health literate in making positive and healthy decisions. The following units will be covered in health:
- Physical Activity
- Body Composition and Eating Disorders
- Mental Health and Stress
- Violence Prevention
- Body Systems
- Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Human Sexuality and Pregnancy