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English Language Arts

High-school Creative Writing, one-semester course.

The study of creative writing allows high school students to earn one-half to one credit while developing versatility as a writer. Creative Writing, a rigorous composition course, asks high school students to demonstrate their skill in such forms of writing as fictional writing, short stories, poetry, and drama.

All students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the recursive nature of the writing process, effectively applying the conventions of usage and the mechanics of written English.

Click to view the course syllabus: CRTVWRTG-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CRTVWR / Online

High-school Freshman English, first semester.

This course is a survey of different genres with a focus on a variety of authors from around the globe. It is designed not only to introduce students to a medley of viewpoints but also to instill productive and creative questioning of the choices made by characters and presented by authors.

We will read a wide variety of works, including short stories, fictional novels, poetry, creative nonfiction and a play. In particular, we will stress how the historical texts wrestle with matters that are still relevant today and that must be read with a critical yet open mind.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Glencoe Literature Texas treasures course 4. Columbus, OH: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-891309-9.
  • Lowry, L. (2002). The giver (Page numbers referenced for the 2002 edition). New York, NY: Laurel Leaf Books. ISBN: 0-440-23768-8.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 1A / Online

High-school Freshman English, second semester.

This course survey of different genres emphasizes reasoning and writing skills. We will examine a variety of works, including procedural texts, business correspondence, informational texts, expository and argumentative essays, speeches, and a novel. In particular, to understand the author's purpose, we will pay close attention to the rhetorical devices and structure of the different genres.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Glencoe Literature Texas treasures course 4. Columbus, OH: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-891309-9.
  • Orwell, G., Baker, R., & Woodhouse, C. M. (1996). Animal farm: A fairy story (Preface by Russell Baker). New York, NY: Signet Classics. ISBN: 978-0-451-52634-2.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 1B / Online

High-school Sophomore English, first semester.

English 2A is a class that provides students with the opportunity to excel at critical thinking, written expression, and oral interpretation. The curriculum is designed to build a student's awareness of the power of language and to develop that student's skills within the five areas outlined by the TEKS Language Arts requirements: Reading, Writing, Research, Listening & Speaking, and Oral & Written Conventions.

While taking this course, students will discuss, interpret, and draw conclusions while reading specific selections of historical and cultural significance. The curriculum, through both semesters, includes challenging works of fiction and nonfiction, including speeches, essays, novels, short stories, journals, plays, and poetry. Readings in British, American, and world literature from William Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elie Wiesel, and others serve as models of good writing and as subjects for analysis for emerging responsible thinkers, critics, and writers.

Required Textbook Materials:

    • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Glencoe Literature Texas treasures course 5. Columbus, OH: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-892780-5.

Optional Textbook Materials:

  • Gibaldi, J. (2015). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America. ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG2A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 2A / Online

High-school Sophomore English, second semester.

English 2B is a class that provides students with a unique and creative opportunity to excel at critical thinking, written expression, and oral interpretation. The curriculum is designed to build a student's awareness of the power of language and to develop that student's skills and discipline in the five areas of Reading, Writing, Research, Listening and Speaking, and Oral and Written Conventions, in keeping with the TEKS requirements.

Students will read, discuss, interpret, and draw conclusions on specific selections of historical and cultural significance through challenging works of fiction and nonfiction, which include speeches, essays, novels, short stories, journals, plays, and poetry from British, American, and world literature. Readings from William Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elie Wiesel, and others serve as models of good writing and as subjects for analysis for the emerging responsible thinkers, critics, and writers in the classroom.

Requried Textbook Materials:

    • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Glencoe Literature Texas treasures course 5. Columbus, OH: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-892780-5.

Optional Textbook Materials:

  • Gibaldi, J. (2015). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America. ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG2B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 2B / Online

High-school Junior English, first semester.

English 3A is a survey of American literature, with emphasis on clear expression and effective interpretation. Composition and grammar are included.

Required Textbook (Sold separately):

  • Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures—American Literature, Student Edition 978-0-07-892781-2

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG3A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 3A / Online

High-school Junior English, second semester.

English 3B is a survey of different literary genres with a focus on American authors in particular. It is designed not only to foster an appreciation of American literature but also to provide a structure for productive and creative questioning of human nature and motivations. We will follow the "rabbit trail" through a wide variety of works, including journal entries, short stories, poems, novels, expository texts, creative nonfiction, and presidential debates.

In particular, we will stress how the historical texts wrestle with matters that are still relevant today and must be read with a critical, yet open, mind. This course should be a challenging and enriching experience for you as you continue your journey to further your education and expand your horizons.

Required Textbook Materials:

  • Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures—American Literature, Student Edition. ISBN: 978-0-07-892781-2
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This course is recommended for students in 11th grade.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG3B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 3B / Online

High-school Senior English, first semester.

English 4A is a study of British literature from 450 to 1780. The fundamentals of grammar and composition are also emphasized.

Required Textbook (Sold separately):

  • Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures—British Literature, Student Edition. ISBN: 978-0-07-892782-9

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG4A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 4A / Online

High-school Senior English, second semester.

English 4B is a study of British literature from 1750 to the present. The fundamentals of grammar and composition are also emphasized.

Required Textbook (Sold separately):

  • Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures—British Literature, Student Edition. ISBN: 978-0-07-892782-9
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG4B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 4B / Online

High-school Practical Writing Skills, first semester.

This course provides English content that is designed to help students meet basic college requirements. Reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation, and usage skills are covered enabling learners to make predictions about their reading, analyze rhetorical structures, build vocabulary, and improve writing mechanics.

Click to view the course syllabus: PRACWRA-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PRACWRA / Online

High-school Practical Writing Skills, second semester.

This course provides English content that is designed to help students meet basic college requirements. Reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation, and usage skills are covered enabling learners to make predictions about their reading, analyze rhetorical structures, build vocabulary, and improve writing mechanics.

Click to view the course syllabus: PRACWRB-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PRACWRB / Online

High-school Public Speaking, first semester.

Does the thought of speaking in front of people makes you break out in hives? Maybe you want tips on how to make that first great impression? In both cases, Public Speaking 1a: Introduction may be just what you need. In this course, you will learn from famous orators, like Aristotle and Cicero, understand the influence of rhetoric, and discover how to recognize bias, prejudice, and propaganda. You will also learn how to plan a speech, build an argument, and communicate effectively, while collaborating with others. Grab your notes and get ready to conquer public speaking!

At the end of the course, you will demonstrate the skills you have learned by writing and delivering a great speech that is your own unique creation!

Click to view the course syllabus: PSPKG3A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PSPKG 3A / Online

High-school Public Speaking, second semester.

Bring your speeches to life by learning about body language, vocal, and other techniques. Learn about logic and reason while gaining the confidence to help create and deliver great presentations and speeches. You will also critically examine your speeches and presentations and those of others to improve upon your presentation.

Click to view the course syllabus: PSPKG3B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PSPKG 3B / Online

Mathematics

High-school Algebra 1, first semester.

Algebra is the study of patterns and relationships. The ability to recognize patterns is the key to mathematical thinking. The study of patterns allows us to make generalizations, explore relationships, and make logical decisions in mathematics. For things to make sense, we must be able to see patterns. The emphasis of algebra today is on mathematical modeling and functions.

Required textbook (Sold separately):The required digital textbook for this course is:

    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-68033-241-4

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook. If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:

    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2016). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60840-814-6

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Required Materials: Graphing calculator, No. 2 pencils, blank scratch paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ALG1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ALG 1A / Online

High-school Algebra 1, second semester.

Algebra is the study of patterns and relationships. The ability to recognize patterns is the key to mathematical thinking. The study of patterns allows us to make generalizations, explore relationships, and make logical decisions in mathematics. For things to make sense, we must be able to see patterns. The emphasis of algebra today is on mathematical modeling and functions.

Required textbook (Sold separately):The required digital textbook for this course is:

    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-68033-241-4

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook. If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:

    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2016). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 1. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60840-814-6

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Required Materials: Graphing calculator, No. 2 pencils, blank scratch paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ALG1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ALG 1B / Online

High-school Algebra 2, first semester.

Algebra 2A: Algebra 2 is a continuation of Algebra 1, and you will have opportunities to extend your knowledge. In this first half of Algebra 2, you will study linear and quadratic functions and complex numbers. You will use graphing technology to problem solve and analyze mathematical relationships.


Required textbook (Sold separately):The required digital textbook for this course is:
    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 2. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-68033-249-0

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook. If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:

    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 2. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60840-816-0

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.


Required Materials: Student must have access to a graphing calculator (including owner's manual), ruler or straightedge, spiral notebook, notebook paper, pencils, and erasers

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Click to view the course syllabus: ALG2A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ALG 2A / Online

High-school Algebra 2, second semester.

Algebra 2B: Algebra 2 is a continuation of Algebra 1, and you will have opportunities to extend your knowledge. In this second half of Algebra 2, you will study polynomial, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions. You will continue to use graphing technology to problem solve and analyze mathematical relationships.


Required textbook (Sold separately):The required digital textbook for this course is:
    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 2. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-68033-249-0

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook. If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:

    • Larson, R., Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Algebra 2. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60840-816-0

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.


Required Materials:Student must have access to a graphing calculator (including owner's manual), ruler or straightedge, spiral notebook, notebook paper, pencils, and erasers

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Click to view the course syllabus: ALG2B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ALG 2B / Online

High-school Algebraic Reasoning, first semester.

This Developmental Math course is designed to be used with students striving to meet college entrance requirements. This multi-modal program allows learners to create their own pace and path through developmental mathematics. Students may begin a unit by taking an adaptive pre-assessment that directs them to a customized path through the content needed to close their proficiency gaps. The program offers video, audio, interactive simulations, and other instructional approaches that engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

Topically organized, this program offers flexible modules that address concepts and skills taught in the traditional developmental math sequence of Arithmetic, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra. This program includes topics that provide a high-level, basic introduction to Statistics, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Click to view the course syllabus: ALGREAA-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ALGREAA / Online

High-school Algebraic Reasoning, second semester.

This Developmental Math course is designed to be used with students striving to meet college entrance requirements. This multi-modal program allows learners to create their own pace and path through developmental mathematics. Students may begin a unit by taking an adaptive pre-assessment that directs them to a customized path through the content needed to close their proficiency gaps. The program offers video, audio, interactive simulations, and other instructional approaches that engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

Topically organized, this program offers flexible modules that address concepts and skills taught in the traditional developmental math sequence of Arithmetic, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra. This program includes topics that provide a high-level, basic introduction to Statistics, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Click to view the course syllabus: ALGREAB-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ALGREAB / Online

High-school Geometry, first semester.

Geometry involves lines, angles, shapes, and visual representations. However, it is much more than that. Logic, reasoning, measurement, and making statements about things that you want to show are true.

GEOM 1A, will deal with the basics of geometry: segments, angles, planes, lines, and rays, and how to name and write them.

But it also will take you deep into the world of triangles--an area that will open your eyes to many different relationships between lines and angles--and the movement of shapes all around the coordinate plane.

Required textbook (Sold separately):
The required digital textbook for this course is:

  • Larson, R. & Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Geometry. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-68033-245-2

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook. If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:

    • Larson, Ron & Laurie Boswell. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Geometry. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60840-815-3

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Required Materials:

  • Scientific or graphing calculator, lined notebook paper, graph paper, ruler, compass, spiral notebook, pencils and erasers.

Click to view the course syllabus: GEOM1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GEOM 1A / Online

High-school Geometry, second semester.

In the second part of this introductory course in Geometry, you are going to learn even more about triangles, and especially the right triangle. This study of right triangles is known as Trigonometry. A whole course is given on just Trigonometry before you take Calculus.

You will also be dealing with measurement in this second part: area and volume of various types of two-dimensional figures like the ones you have learned about.

You will also extend the geometric properties into three dimensions by calculating volume. You will learn how area and volume are affected when certain changes occur, and how there are actually different kinds of geometry besides the plane geometry that is now familiar to you.

Finally, you will begin to learn more about how probability fits into geometry.

Required textbook (Sold separately):
The required digital textbook for this course is:

  • Larson, R. & Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Geometry. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-68033-245-2

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email. You will log in at www.bigideasmath.com to access your textbook. If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optional printed text:

    • Larson, R. & Boswell, L. (2015). Big Ideas Math, Geometry. Erie, PA: Big Ideas Learning, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60840-815-3

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Required Materials:

  • Scientific or graphing calculator, lined notebook paper, graph paper, ruler, compass, spiral notebook, pencils and erasers.

Click to view the course syllabus: GEOM1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GEOM 1B / Online

High-school Mathematical Models with Applications, first semester.

Mathematical Models with Applications is a course that will build on your previous math courses, including Algebra 1. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical relationships that you encounter in the real world.

You will learn how to solve problems, communicate mathematically, create and interpret mathematical representations and models, and use technology efficiently and appropriately to solve problems.We all learn mathematics best by doing mathematics within a meaningful context. You will be asked to solve problems in realistic situations.

This course will help you to develop independence and take responsibility for your own mathematical models that you will use to solve meaningful problems. Appropriate technology will be used throughout the course to allow you to interpret real-life data verbally, numerically, symbolically, and graphically.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Timmons, D. T., Johnson, C. W., & McCook, S. M. (2015). Mathematical models with applications (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole. ISBN: 978-1-305-09669-1.

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • graph paper
  • spiral notebook
  • straight-edge (ruler)
  • TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator or better

Click to view the course syllabus: MTHMOD1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MTHM 1A / Online

High-school Mathematical Models with Applications, second semester.

Mathematical Models with Applications is a course that will build on your previous math courses, including Algebra 1. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical relationships that you encounter in the real world.

You will learn how to solve problems, communicate mathematically, create and interpret mathematical representations and models, and use technology efficiently and appropriately to solve problems.We all learn mathematics best by doing mathematics within a meaningful context. You will be asked to solve problems in realistic situations.

This course will help you to develop independence and take responsibility for your own mathematical models that you will use to solve meaningful problems. Appropriate technology will be used throughout the course to allow you to interpret real-life data verbally, numerically, symbolically, and graphically.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Timmons, D. T., Johnson, C. W., & McCook, S. M. (2015). Mathematical models with applications (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole. ISBN: 978-1-305-09669-1.

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • graph paper
  • spiral notebook
  • straight-edge (ruler)
  • TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator or better

Click to view the course syllabus: MTHMOD1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MTHM 1B / Online

High-school Precalculus, first semester.

This course is intended to build upon and extend existing algebra and geometry skills while preparing the student for a calculus course. It is important that the student have a solid understanding of Algebra II and Geometry before attempting to take Precalculus, as these sets of mathematical skills will be called upon frequently throughout the course.

The concepts of mathematical relations and functions and their use to model, describe, and solve problems are fundamental to mathematics. Through the use of new functions defined in trigonometry (the study of triangles), the algebra and geometry involved in analytic geometry, and with the aid of technology, you will learn how to become a more effective problem-solver.

In this Precalculus course, you will be exposed to the inner workings of many things we use in everyday life.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Larson, R., & Carr, M. (2014). Precalculus with limits (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 978-1-305-07381-4.

You can also rent a digital copy of the textbook from our partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Required Materials:

  • three-ring binder
  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • colored pencils
  • straightedge or ruler
  • graphing calculator capable of performing linear and exponential regression
  • a scanner and software to create PDFs

Click to view the course syllabus: PRECALC1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PRECA1A / Online

High-school Precalculus, second semester.

This Precalculus course is designed to incorporate the two traditional courses of trigonometry and analytic geometry. As the name suggests, the Precalculus course is intended to build upon existing algebra and geometry skills while preparing a student for the concepts he or she will be learning in a calculus course.

It is important that a student has taken courses in Algebra II and geometry before attempting to take Precalculus.

Precalculus 1B will primarily cover the trigonometry and analytic geometry portion, while the first semester course, Precalculus 1A, centered more on parent functions and transformations of their graphs, sequences and series, and limits.In this course, we use the concept of mathematical relations and functions to model, describe, and solve mathematical problems.

Through the use of new functions defined in trigonometry (the study of triangles), the algebra and geometry involved in analytic geometry, and the aid of technology, you will learn how to become a more effective problem-solver.

In this Precalculus course, you will be exposed to the inner workings of many things we use in everyday life.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Larson, R., & Carr, M. (2014). Precalculus with limits (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 978-1-305-07381-4.

You can also rent a digital copy of the textbook from our partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Required Materials:

  • three-ring binder
  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • colored pencils
  • straightedge or ruler
  • graphing calculator capable of performing linear and exponential regression
  • a scanner and software to create PDFs

Click to view the course syllabus: PRECALC1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PRECA1B / Online

Science

High-school Astronomy, first semester.

ASTRMY 1A is the first semester of this two-semester course.

Follow your enthusiasm for space by introducing yourself to the study of astronomy. This course will include topics such as astronomy's history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe.

Further knowledge is gained through the study of galaxies, stars, and the origin of the universe.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

Koupelis, T. (2014). In Quest of the Universe (7th ed.). Burlington, VT: Jones and Bartlett Learning, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-4496-8775-5.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASTRMY1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASTR 1A / Online

High-school Astronomy, second semester.

ASTRMY 1B is the second semester of this two-semester course.

Building upon the prior prerequisite course (Astronomy 1A), this course presents a variety of subjects that allow the student to become more familiar with the universe. Students will explore the solar system, the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors as well as become familiar with the concepts of space travel and settlements.

Students will also examine the life cycle of stars and the properties of planets.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

Koupelis, T. (2014). In Quest of the Universe (7th ed.). Burlington, VT: Jones and Bartlett Learning, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-4496-8775-5.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASTRMY1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASTR 1B / Online

High-school Biology, first semester.

In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.

Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

The required digital textbook for this course is:

    • Miller, K. R., & Levine, J.S. (2015). Biology (Texas ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-324517-2. ISBN-10: 0-13-324517-9.

This title may also be known as Miller Levine Biology, Texas Biology Student Edition.

Additionally, students will need an online account at www.pearsonrealize.com in order to access the virtual lab materials and other online resources.

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website through MBS Direct. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email.

The optional printed textbook is:

  • Miller, K. R., & Levine, J.S. (2015). Biology (Texas ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317640-7. ISBN-10: 0-13-317640-1.

Required Materials:

  • *a scanner and software to create PDFs*
  • spiral notebook or three-ring binderfor a science journal

Exam format: online (in Blackboard)

Click to view the course syllabus: BIO1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH BIO 1A / Online

High-school Biology, second semester.

In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.

Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

The required digital textbook for this course is:

    • Miller, K. R., & Levine, J.S. (2015). Biology (Texas ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-324517-2. ISBN-10: 0-13-324517-9.

This title may also be known as Miller Levine Biology, Texas Biology Student Edition.

Additionally, students will need an online account at www.pearsonrealize.com in order to access the virtual lab materials and other online resources.

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore on the TTU K-12 website through MBS Direct. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email.

The optional printed textbook is:

  • Miller, K. R., & Levine, J.S. (2015). Biology (Texas ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317640-7. ISBN-10: 0-13-317640-1.

Required Materials:

  • *a scanner and software to create PDFs*
  • spiral notebook or three-ring binderfor a science journal

Exam format: online (in Blackboard)

Click to view the course syllabus: BIO1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH BIO 1B / Online

High-school Chemistry, first semester.

This course explores the world of chemistry - the study of the composition of substances and the changes they undergo. Students find ways chemists touch their lives in areas such as medicine, transportation, clothing, cosmetics, art, and industry. The topics included in this semester are:

  • naming and writing formulas
  • the ability to extract information from the Periodic Table of Elements
  • writing and balancing chemical equations
  • using the chemical equation to solve problems concerning:
    • amounts of material
    • volumes of gases
    • energy requirements for chemical reactions to occur

The requireddigital textbook for this course is:

    • Staley, D. D., Wilbraham, A. C., Waterman, E. L., & Matta, M. S. (2015). Chemistry (Texas ed., Digital). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 0133262510.

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore in the Current Students section of the TTU K-12 website. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email.

Additionally, you will need an online account at Pearson Realize in order to access your textbook, course videos, the learning activities, and other online resources.

If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optionalprinted text:

    • Staley, D. D., Wilbraham, A. C., Waterman, E. L., & Matta, M. S. (2015). Chemistry (Texas ed., Print). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 0-328-76346-2.

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Click to view the course syllabus: CHEM1A-Syllabus

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High-school Chemistry, second semester.

Welcome to Chemistry 1B! In this course, you will learn several important concepts. The topics included in this semester are:

  • naming and writing formulas
  • the ability to extract information from the Periodic Table of Elements
  • writing and balancing chemical equations
  • using the chemical equation to solve problems concerning:
    • amounts of material
    • volumes of gases
    • energy requirements for chemical reactions to occur

The requireddigital textbook for this course is:

    • Staley, D. D., Wilbraham, A. C., Waterman, E. L., & Matta, M. S. (2015). Chemistry (Texas ed., Digital). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 0133262510.

This digital textbook can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore. You can find the link to the bookstore in the Current Students section of the TTU K-12 website. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email.

Additionally, you will need an online account at Pearson Realize in order to access your textbook, course videos, the learning activities, and other online resources.

If you would like a printed book, you can purchase the optionalprinted text:

    • Staley, D. D., Wilbraham, A. C., Waterman, E. L., & Matta, M. S. (2015). Chemistry (Texas ed., Print). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 0-328-76346-2.

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Click to view the course syllabus: CHEM1B-Syllabus

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High-school Environmental Systems, first semester.

Welcome to Environmental Systems 1A! In this course, you'll work through the first three units of your science textbook: Introduction to Environmental Science; Ecology; and Populations.

Textbook and Materials

This course uses the following science textbook:

  • Heithaus, M. R., & Arms, K. (2013). Environmental science. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0-547-90401-6

Additionally, students will need an online account at my.hrw.com in order to access some of the virtual lab materials and other online resources. Students will obtain this account through their access to the digital textbook, which can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ttuk12.htm. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email from MBS Direct once they have set up your account.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENVIRSYS1A-Syllabus

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High-school Environmental Systems, second semester.

Welcome to Environmental Systems 1B! In this course, you'll work through the last three units of your science textbook: Water, Air, and Land; Mineral & Energy Resources; and Our Health & Our Future.

Textbook and Materials
This course uses the following science textbook:

  • Heithaus, M. R., & Arms, K. (2013). Environmental science. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0-547-90401-6

Additionally, students will need an online account at my.hrw.com in order to access some of the virtual lab materials and other online resources. Students will obtain this account through their access to the digital textbook, which can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ttuk12.htm. Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email from MBS Direct once they have set up your account.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENVIRSYS1B-Syllabus

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High-school Forensic Science, first semester.

Forensic Science introduces the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal cases as they are performed in a typical crime laboratory. Students will learn crime scene analysis techniques that utilize new technologies to bring criminals to justice. Biology and Chemistry are required prerequisites.

Click to view the course syllabus: FORENSCI1A-Syllabus

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High-school Forensic Science, second semester.

Forensic Science introduces the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal cases as they are performed in a typical crime laboratory. Students will learn crime scene analysis techniques that utilize new technologies to bring criminals to justice. Biology and Chemistry are required prerequisites.

Click to view the course syllabus: FORENSCI1B-Syllabus

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High-school Integrated Physics and Chemistry, first semester.

Prerequisite: This course is recommended for students in 10th grade. Either simultaneous enrollment in Algebra I or completion of Algebra I is recommended. Good math skills are a definite asset.

IPC 1A is the first semester of this two-semester course.

IPC is an introduction to a variety of topics within the physical sciences including energy, matter, force, and motion. The first semester of this course deals primarily with introductory chemistry concepts. The topics included in this semester are:

  • scientific problem-solving;
  • properties of matter;
  • phases, classifications, changes, and building blocks of matter;
  • heat and other forms of energy;
  • elements, atoms compounds, solutions, and chemical reactions;
  • nuclear reactions;
  • connections between physics, chemistry, and other scientific disciplines;
  • environmental impact of chemical reactions; and
  • chemistry-related careers.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: IPC1A-Syllabus

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High-school Integrated Physics and Chemistry, second semester.

IPC 1B is the second semester of this two-semester course.

IPC is an introduction to a variety of topics within the physical sciences including energy, matter, force, and motion. The second semester of this course deals primarily with introductory physics concepts. The topics included in this semester are:

  • motion;
  • forces;
  • momentum;
  • energy;
  • waves;
  • electricity;
  • thermal energy;
  • energy conservation;
  • connections between physics, chemistry, and other scientific disciplines; and
  • physics-related careers.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: IPC1B-Syllabus

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High-school Physics, first semester.

This course explores matter and energy, measurement, force, rectilinear and curvilinear motion, work, power, thermal effects, change of state, kinetic theory of matter, heat and work, atomic structure, nuclear reactions, wave motion, and sound waves.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Hewitt, P. G. (2002). Conceptual Physics. (9th Ed.) Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-054254-0.
  • Hewitt, P. G. (2002). Concept-Development Practice Book. (9th Ed.) Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-054259-5.
  • Physics 1A LabPaq, PK-TTU-1

Click to view the course syllabus: PHYSICS1A-Syllabus

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High-school Physics, second semester.

This course explores the nature of light, reflection, refraction, diffraction and polarization, electrostatics, direct-current circuits, heating and chemical effects, magnetic effects, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, electronic devices, particle physics, and modern applications of physics.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Hewitt, P. G. (2002). Conceptual Physics. (9th Ed.) Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-054254-0.
  • Hewitt, P. G. (2002). Concept-Development Practice Book. (9th Ed.) Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-054259-5.
  • Physics 1A LabPaq, PK-TTU-1

Click to view the course syllabus: PHYSICS1B-Syllabus

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Social Studies, Texas & U.S. History

High-school Economics and Free Enterprise, one-semester course.

Welcome to Economics! This is a one-semester course that covers the basics of the American free enterprise system and emphasizes economic reasoning skills. This course has been written specifically for distance learning. It is the equivalent of a one-semester high school economics course and covers the same material. If you're like most students, you're beginning this course somewhat reluctantly. Family and friends probably respond with sympathy when you tell them you have to take an economics course. No doubt about it, economics suffers from bad publicity. Ever since 19th-century economist Thomas Malthus, theories earned economics the label "the dismal science", people have misunderstood, ridiculed, and avoided it.

Don't let all this gloominess deter you, though. Malthus' theory turned out to be wrong, anyway, and so is the label placed on economics by many who don't know much about it. Economics is full of ideas that you already understand and use every day. If you have ever waited for a sale to buy new clothes or have seen a matinee movie, then you know something about supply and demand. If work has ever kept you from a night out with friends, then you know about opportunity cost. If you have to budget your time, then you are familiar with scarcity. Most of the principles you will learn in this course are ones that have already affected you.

So, you may be asking, "If I already understand something about economics, why take this course?" A good answer is this: because economics is a tool for solving mysteries. Have you ever wondered why a dollar is worth a dollar, or what that means? Who decided how much you can buy with it? Does the federal government have gold to back up the dollar? Is inflation good or bad? What happened to Communism? Why does the government pay some farmers not to grow crops? Why do diamonds cost more than water, when I can live without diamonds but not without water?

Learning the principles of economics will help you find the answers to these questions and many more. You will know what political candidates are talking about when they discuss economic issues. You will become a better consumer and a citizen who can make intelligent and informed choices when it comes to personal and political matters. Most importantly, learning to think like an economist will put you more in control of your life.

Required Textbook and Materials:

Online Textbook

  • Clayton, G. E. (2016). Economics. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN 978-0-02-145664-2

The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct (see the TTU K-12 website for a link to MBS Direct). Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.

You must be able to submit PDF files for some assignments.

Using the Online Textbook

You will need to have access to the online textbook and online resources for this course. Your account will be set up when you purchase the digital textbook.

The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.

Once you have received your credentials via email, you can access the textbook and resources at ConnectED.

Refer to How to Access the Online Textbook in the Syllabus section of the course for information on using the online textbook.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: ECO-FE-Syllabus

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High-school United States Government, one-semester course.

In this course, you'll learn a lot about systems of government, different parts of the U.S. government, and the functions the government serves. First and foremost, however, you should learn how you can be a good citizen. You'll cover the following topics:

  • Foundations of American Government
  • The Federal Level of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
  • The State and Local Level of these three branches
  • Political Behavior

You should understand that this country is your country, and even though it may seem challenging at times, it's important to a democracy that its citizens participate in its government. The first thing you can do is to educate yourself. Being well-informed and able to think critically is key to being a good citizen. This course will help you be better in both of these areas.

To help you learn one way you can participate in government, this course uses videos from various resources, particularly C-SPAN. C-SPAN stands for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, and it's a private non-profit company that broadcasts much of what goes on in the US federal government, including proceedings of the U.S. Supreme Court, senate committee meetings, and more. You can also find a lot of commentary on public affairs. C-SPAN and other course resources will show you how you can educate yourself on issues—everything from controversial federal lawmaking to learning how to register to vote in your local municipality.

As you read from textbook resources and visit other websites, you'll be answering journal questions and taking notes. These will be submitted using the journal tool, and you'll find links to these journals in each unit. Journaling will help the course material become relevant, and at the same time, you'll be building a useful study and reference tool for unit discussions, unit projects, and the final exam.

Be sure to read the following pages in the Syllabus section of this course to learn more about the online textbook and journals.

  • Using the Online Textbook
  • Reading, Journals, and Notes - Instructions and Tips
  • Alternative Formats of Course Documents

Good luck on your journey through U.S. Government!

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Remy, R. C. (2003). Glencoe United States government: Democracy in action (Texas Ed.). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN-10: 0-07-828568-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-828568-4.

Click to view the course syllabus: GOVT-Syllabus

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High-school United States History, first semester.

In this course of study, you will learn about the history of the United States from its beginning to the period of time called the New Deal.The study of American history can be a very interesting and challenging endeavor. As a young person growing up in the United States, you should know and understand, perhaps even value, the past achievements and failures of this society. When a culture deeply understands its past, commitment to and faith in that culture is enhanced and, thus, the culture will endure. America is perhaps one of the most diverse societies on Earth. This very diversity causes an even greater need for cultural identification and unity through a shared understanding of our past history. The present is a reflection of the past. Who we are as a people today is determined by the history of those who came before us. By understanding our past, we become more successful in the present and can prepare a better pathway for the future.

Required textbook:

  • Appleby, J., Brinkley, A., Broussard, A. S., McPherson, J. M., & Ritchie, D. A. (2016). United States history since 1877. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-660854-6.

The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.

Click to view the course syllabus: USHIST1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH USHIS1A / Online

High-school United States History, second semester.

In this course of study, you will learn about the history of the United States from the end of the New Deal to the present. The study of American history can be a very interesting and challenging endeavor. As a young person growing up in the United States, you should know and understand, perhaps even value, the past achievements and failures of this society. When a culture deeply understands its past, commitment to and faith in that culture is enhanced and, thus, the culture will endure. America is perhaps one of the most diverse societies on earth. This very diversity causes an even greater need for cultural identification and unity through a shared understanding of our past history. The present is a reflection of the past. Who we are as a people today is determined by the history of those who came before us. By understanding our past, we become more successful in the present and can prepare a better pathway for the future.

Required textbook:

  • Appleby, J., Brinkley, A., Broussard, A. S., McPherson, J. M., & Ritchie, D. A. (2016). United States history since 1877. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-660854-6.

The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.

Click to view the course syllabus: USHIST1B-Syllabus

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High-school World Geography, first semester.

In World Geography Studies, students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present with emphasis on contemporary issues. A significant portion of the course centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of the world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region.

Students analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems. Students identify the processes that influence political divisions of the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies. Students compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions. In this course, students will study the geography of the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe and the Russian core.

The textbook for this course is:

  • Boehm, R.G. (2016). World Geography. Bothell, WA: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-02-145458-7.

You will also need to purchase digital access to the textbook. This access is only availble from the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Click to view the course syllabus: WGEO1A-Syllabus

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High-school World Geography, second semester.

In World Geography Studies, students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present with emphasis on contemporary issues. A significant portion of the course centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of the world population; relationships among people, places, and environments; and the concept of region.

Students analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems. Students identify the processes that influence political divisions of the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies. Students compare how components of culture shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. Students use problem-solving and decision-making skills to ask and answer geographic questions.In this course, students will study the geography of the Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica.

The textbook for this course is:

  • Boehm, R.G. (2016). World Geography. Bothell, WA: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-02-145458-7.

You will also need to purchase digital access to the textbook. This access is only availble from the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Click to view the course syllabus: WGEO1B-Syllabus

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High-school World History, first semester.

World History Studies is a survey of the history of humankind. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world.

Students evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic imperialism and of major political revolutions since the 17th century. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems.

Students analyze the process by which constitutional governments evolved as well as the ideas from historic documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts.

Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and they use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence.

Required textbook:

  • Spielvogel, J. J. (2016). World History: Texas Edition. Bothell, WA: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 9780076605996 / 007660599X

The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.

Click to view the course syllabus: WHIST1A-Syllabus

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High-school World History, second semester.

World History Studies is a survey of the history of humankind. The major emphasis is on the study of significant people, events, and issues from the earliest times to the present. Traditional historical points of reference in world history are identified as students analyze important events and issues in western civilization as well as in civilizations in other parts of the world.

Students evaluate the causes and effects of political and economic imperialism and of major political revolutions since the 17th century. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major historic events and identify the historic origins of contemporary economic systems.

Students analyze the process by which constitutional governments evolved as well as the ideas from historic documents that influenced that process. Students trace the historical development of important legal and political concepts.

Students examine the history and impact of major religious and philosophical traditions. Students analyze the connections between major developments in science and technology and the growth of industrial economies, and they use the process of historical inquiry to research, interpret, and use multiple sources of evidence.

Required textbook:

  • Spielvogel, J. J. (2016). World History: Texas Edition. Bothell, WA: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 9780076605996 / 007660599X

The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct.

Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.

Click to view the course syllabus: WHIST1B-Syllabus

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Physical Education

High-school Foundations of Personal Fitness, one-semester course.

The main goal of Foundations of Personal Fitness is to encourage you to increase your knowledge in the area of total fitness. The course will challenge you to develop your fitness levels, including physical, mental, social, and emotional fitness. The course is divided into ten lessons and a final exam, and includes a multitude of topics relating to fitness and wellness.

You will learn how to incorporate safely and effectively the five components of fitness into your exercise program. Basic concepts in diet, nutrition, stress, and consumer health will provide information to help you make healthy choices. This information, coupled with participation in wellness activities, will help you learn the importance of maintaining good fitness throughout your life.

Required Textbook:

  • Corbin, C. B., & Lindsey, R. (2014). Fitness for life (Updated 6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ISBN: 978-1-4504-0022-0.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEFOUND-Syllabus

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High-school Individual Sports, one-semester course.

This Individual Sports course assists students in acquiring movement, knowledge, and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. Students participate in physically active sports which enhance their understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health throughout their lifespans.

Students are expected to participate in individual sports that can be pursued for a lifetime. The continued development of health-related fitness and the selection of individual sport activities that are enjoyable is a major objective of this course. Participation in both sports is required.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Matsuzaki, C. (2004). Tennis fundamentals (Student ed.). Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics. ISBN: 978-0-7360-5151-4.
  • Mullen, M. (2004). Bowling fundamentals (Student ed.). Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics. ISBN: 978-0-7360-5120-0.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEITSI-Syllabus

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High-school Team Sports, one-semester course.

This Team Sports course introduces students to the team sports of soccer and volleyball. Students will learn the history of the games, equipment needed, basic facilities, terminology, and rules and regulations. Learning activities will help them master the necessary concepts of each sport and practice the skills they read about.

Through the physical fitness pretest and postest, they will begin lifelong fitness by evaluating their level of fitness and setting goals. They will gain knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the desire to be active in ways that keep them healthy, and the ability to be active in a fitness program that they create and evaluate. Students must have access to equipment and players for both sports.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Luxbacher, J. (1996). Soccer: Steps to Success (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-534-35836-5.
  • Dunphy, M., and Wilde, R. (2000). Volleyball Today (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ISBN: 978-0-7360-5435-5.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEITST-Syllabus

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Physical Education Equivalency Subpro 1, one-semester course.

There is only one lesson for this course. There are two required assignments. The first assignment must be completed and approved before you can move on to the second assignment.

For Assignment One, you will identify and describe your activity and provide information about your coach. Your activity and your coach must be approved by your instructor before you proceed to Assignment Two.

To Complete Assignment Two, you will download and complete the Activity Log.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEEQ-Subpro1_Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH PEEQ1 / Online: To register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

Physical Education Equivalency Subpro 2, one-semester course.

There is only one lesson for this course. There are two required assignments. The first assignment must be completed and approved before you can move on to the second assignment.

For Assignment One, you will identify and describe your activity and provide information about your coach. Your activity and your coach must be approved by your instructor before you proceed to Assignment Two.

To Complete Assignment Two, you will download and complete the Activity Log.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEEQ-Subpro2_Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH PEEQ2 / Online: To register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

Physical Education Equivalency Subpro 3, one-semester course.

There is only one lesson for this course. There are two required assignments. The first assignment must be completed and approved before you can move on to the second assignment.

For Assignment One, you will identify and describe your activity and provide information about your coach. Your activity and your coach must be approved by your instructor before you proceed to Assignment Two.

To Complete Assignment Two, you will download and complete the Activity Log.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEEQ-Subpro3_Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH PEEQ3 / Online: To register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

Physical Education Equivalency Subpro 4, one-semester course.

There is only one lesson for this course. There are two required assignments. The first assignment must be completed and approved before you can move on to the second assignment.

For Assignment One, you will identify and describe your activity and provide information about your coach. Your activity and your coach must be approved by your instructor before you proceed to Assignment Two.

To Complete Assignment Two, you will download and complete the Activity Log.

Click to view the course syllabus: PEEQ-Subpro4_Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH PEEQ4 / Online: To register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

Languages other than English

High-school American Sign Language Level 1, first semester.

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1A: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences, so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture, social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASL1A-Syllabus

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High-school American Sign Language Level 1, second semester.

The predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States, American Sign Language is a complex and robust language. American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign will introduce you to more of this language and its grammatical structures. You will expand your vocabulary by exploring interesting topics like Deaf education and Deaf arts and culture.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASL1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASL 1B / Online

High-school American Sign Language Level 2, first semester.

In ASL 2A, emphasis is placed upon comprehension and signing. Learners will also continue to establish their communication skills and foster their understanding of deaf culture. In addition to learning classifiers, glossing, and mouth morphemes, students will explore vocabulary for descriptions, directions, shopping, making purchases, and dealing with emergencies.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASL2A-Syllabus

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High-school American Sign Language Level 2, second semester.

In ASL 2B, students will increase their proficiency by learning about sequencing, transitions, role-shifts, and future tenses. Students will learn how to tell a story and ask questions, benefiting with greater exposure to deaf culture. Speed, conversations, signing skills, and cultural awareness are characteristic of this course.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASL2B-Syllabus

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High-school French Level 1, first semester.

French 1 teaches students to greet people, decribe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, and people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the verb system, adjective agreement, formal and informal address, reflexive verbs, and past tense. Students also gain an understanding of the cultures of French-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe, as well as insight into Francophone culture and people.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: FRENCH1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FREN 1A / Online

High-school French Level 1, second semester.

This is a continuation of French 1A.

French 1 teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, and people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the verb system, adjective agreement, formal and informal address, reflexive verbs, and past tense. Students also gain an understanding of the cultures of French-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe, as well as insight into Francophone culture and people.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: FRENCH1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FREN 1B / Online

High-school French Level 2, first semester.

French 2 teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives - both in formal and informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context., followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms in cooking, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes present- and past-tense verb forms and uses, negation, and direct and indirect objects. Students deepen their knowledge of French-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Langugages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: FRENCH2A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FREN 2A / Online

High-school French Level 2, second semester.

This is a continuation of French 2A.

French 2 teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives - both in formal and informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context., followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms in cooking, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes present- and past-tense verb forms and uses, negation, and direct and indirect objects. Students deepen their knowledge of French-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: FRENCH2B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FREN 2B / Online

High-school German Level 1, first semester.

German 1A is an introductory course for students who have no prior instruction or experience with the German language. This course will begin with basic concepts of grammar, vocabulary, and cultural awareness. This will provide you with the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course topics include greetings and introductions; describing yourself and others; and exchanging information about nationalities, countries of origin, personality traits, and characteristics. You will converse about everyday school activities, extracurricular activities, time, and weather. As you progress through the lessons, you will develop a wide range of vocabulary and will be able to incorporate the necessary grammatical structures to support communication. By the end of the course, you will be able to converse, read, and write about these topics in simple, grammatically correct sentences in German.

Required Textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 1, (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5205-4.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 1 Workbook, (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5450-8.

For recording: A computer with the ability to record an MP3 file.

File formatting software: You may use any software that you already have, or download free software. Audio files submitted for grading must be in MP3 format (e.g. audiofile.mp3) and 2 MB or less in file size.

We have tested the following recording/formatting software in various platforms:

  • WINDOWS: Audacity (additional free MP3 plug-in download required) or My MP3 Recordero
  • MAC: Garage Band or Audacity

Please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GERM 1A / Online

High-school German Level 1, second semester.

German 1B is an introductory course for students who have no prior instruction or experience with the German language. This course will begin with basic concepts of grammar, vocabulary, and cultural awareness. This will provide you with the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course topics include greetings and introductions; describing yourself and others; and exchanging information about nationalities, countries of origin, personality traits, and characteristics. You will converse about everyday school activities, extracurricular activities, time, and weather. As you progress through the lessons, you will develop a wide range of vocabulary and will be able to incorporate the necessary grammatical structures to support communication. By the end of the course, you will be able to converse, read, and write about these topics in simple, grammatically correct sentences in German.

Required Textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 1, (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5205-4.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 1 Workbook, (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5450-8.

For recording: A computer with the ability to record an MP3 file.

File formatting software: You may use any software that you already have, or download free software. Audio files submitted for grading must be in MP3 format (e.g. audiofile.mp3) and 2 MB or less in file size.

We have tested the following recording/formatting software in various platforms:

  • WINDOWS: Audacity (additional free MP3 plug-in download required) or My MP3 Recordero
  • MAC: Garage Band or Audacity

Please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GERM 1B / Online

High-school German Level 2, first semester.

During this course, students will learn more advanced German vocabulary and grammar. The lessons will incorporate listening, speaking, and reading activities in addition to written assignments. Students will encounter more readings in German in this course than in German 1. The course topics include transportation, travel and vacations, weather, animals, farms, food, restaurants, and groceries. You will learn to conjugate reflexive verbs, narrative past-tense of regular and irregular verbs, and narrative past-tense of modal auxiliary verbs; use direct and indirect objects and demonstrative pronouns; distinguish between nominative, accusative, dative, and genitive cases of articles, pronouns, and prepositions; and use correct word order in German. You will also identify similarities and differences in German and American culture.

Required Textbook (Sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 2. (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5206-1.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 2 Workbook. (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5475-1.

For recording: A computer with the ability to record an MP3 file.

File formatting software: You may use any software that you already have, or download free software. Audio files submitted for grading must be in MP3 format (e.g. audiofile.mp3) and 2 MB or less in file size.

We have tested the following recording/formatting software in various platforms:

  • WINDOWS: Audacity (additional free MP3 plug-in download required) or My MP3 Recordero
  • MAC: Garage Band or Audacity

Please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN2A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GERM 2A / Online

High-school German Level 2, second semester.

During this course, you will learn more advanced German vocabulary and grammar. We will incorporate listening, speaking, and reading activities in addition to written assignments. Most of the readings you will encounter in this course are written auf Deutsch. The course topics include hobbies and interests, outdoor activities, holidays and celebrations, communication, computers, health, occupations, and cars. You will learn to use correct verb forms (conjugation), principal parts of regular and irregular verbs, and the past perfect tense; correctly apply adjective endings; use adjectives as nouns; properly distinguish between prepositions that can take either the accusative or dative case; expand use of verbs that are used with specific prepositions and verbs that require use of the dative; and identify and properly use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

Required Textbook (Sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 2. (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5206-1.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. (2010). Deutsch Aktuell 2 Workbook. (6th ed.). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-5475-1.

For recording: A computer with the ability to record an MP3 file.

File formatting software: You may use any software that you already have, or download free software. Audio files submitted for grading must be in MP3 format (e.g. audiofile.mp3) and 2 MB or less in file size.

We have tested the following recording/formatting software in various platforms:

  • WINDOWS: Audacity (additional free MP3 plug-in download required) or My MP3 Recordero
  • MAC: Garage Band or Audacity

Please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN2B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GERM 2B / Online

High-school Spanish Level 1, first semester.

Spanish 1 teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life, occupations, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the structures and uses of present-tense verb forms, imperatives, adjective agreement, impersonal constructions, formal and informal address, and reflexive verbs. Students explore words used in different Spanish-speaking regions and learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPANISH1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 1A / Online

High-school Spanish Level 1, second semester.

This course is a continuation of Spanish 1A.>

Spanish 1 teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life, occupations, travel, and medicine. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Vocabulary includes terms to describe school subjects, parts of the body, people, as well as idiomatic phrases. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes the structures and uses of present-tense verb forms, imperatives, adjective agreement, impersonal constructions, formal and informal address, and reflexive verbs. Students explore words used in different Spanish-speaking regions and learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and regions within and outside Europe.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPANISH1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 1B / Online

High-school Spanish Level 2, first semester.

Building on Spanish 1 concepts, Spanish 2 students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives - both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Students expand their vocabulary in topics such as cooking, ecology, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes a review of present-tense verb forms, and introduction to the past tense, the conditional mood, imperatives, impersonal constructions, and reported speech. Students deepen their knowledge of Spanish-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPANISH2A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 2A / Online

High-school Spanish Level 2, second semester.

This is a continuation of Spanish 2A.

Building on Spanish 1 concepts, Spanish 2 students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives - both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. Students expand their vocabulary in topics such as cooking, ecology, geography, and architecture. Instruction in language structure and grammar includes a review of present-tense verb forms, and introduction to the past tense, the conditional mood, imperatives, impersonal constructions, and reported speech. Students deepen their knowledge of Spanish-speaking regions and cultures by learning about history, literature, culture, and contemporary issues.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPANISH2B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 2B / Online

High-school Spanish Level 3, first semester.

In Spanish 3, students build upon the skills and knowledge they acquired in Spanish 1 and 2. The course presents new vocabulary and grammatical concepts in context while providing students with ample opportunities to review and expand upon the material they have learned previously.

Students read and listen to authentic materials from newspapers, magazines, and television. The content is focused on contemporary and relevant topics such as urbanization and population growth in Latin American countries, global health concerns, jobs of the future, and scientific advancements. The materials engage students as they improve their command of Spanish.

Students review the formation and use of regular and irregular verbs in the present and future tenses, as well as the use of reflexive particles and infinitives. They also expand their understanding of noun and adjective agreement, the comparative and superlative degree of adjectives, and the placement and use of direct and indirect objects and pronouns. Students expand their vocabulary through exposure to word roots and families, popular sland, the correct use of words that are often confused for one another, and review of concepts such as proper placement of accents and stress.

Presentation of new materials is always followed by several interactive exercises, allowing students to master the materials as they learn it. Teacher-scored activities provide students with opportunities to use their new Spanish skills both orally and in writing. Discussion activities allow students to interact with their peers in the target langugage.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPANISH3A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 3A / Online

High-school Spanish Level 3, second semester.

This is a continuation of Spanish 3A.

In Spanish 3, students build upon the skills and knowledge they acquired in Spanish 1 and 2. The course presents new vocabulary and grammatical concepts in context while providing students with ample opportunities to review and expand upon the material they have learned previously.

Students read and listen to authentic materials from newspapers, magazines, and television. The content is focused on contemporary and relevant topics such as urbanization and population growth in Latin American countries, global health concerns, jobs of the future, and scientific advancements. The materials engage students as they improve their command of Spanish.

Students review the formation and use of regular and irregular verbs in the present and future tenses, as well as the use of reflexive particles and infinitives. They also expand their understanding of noun and adjective agreement, the comparative and superlative degree of adjectives, and the placement and use of direct and indirect objects and pronouns. Students expand their vocabulary through exposure to word roots and families, popular sland, the correct use of words that are often confused for one another, and review of concepts such as proper placement of accents and stress.

Presentation of new materials is always followed by several interactive exercises, allowing students to master the materials as they learn it. Teacher-scored activities provide students with opportunities to use their new Spanish skills both orally and in writing. Discussion activities allow students to interact with their peers in the target langugage.

This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPANISH3B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 3B / Online

High School Fine Arts

High-school Art, first semester.

This unique course explores the world of 2D art media (specifically, drawing and painting) and includes discussions on art history, application, use, and enjoyment. Encourages students to ""think outside the lines"" as they nurture their own artistic inclinations and develop a style. Also encourages attendance at shows and exhibitions. Most assignments require responses in varied media for submission and grading. ART 1A makes the necessary transition to ART 1B seamless and exciting. Students will be required to purchase a number of art supplies.

IMPORTANT: You must have access to a digital camera to capture and upload images of your completed assignments.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

Hobbs, J. A., Salome, R., & Vieth, K. (2005). The visual experience. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications. ISBN: 978-0-87192-627-2.

Required Materials:

  • #2 wood pencil
  • sponge brush or large watercolor brush
  • 2 flat acrylic brushes (#2 and #5)
  • A variety of texture objects
  • Acrylic paints in tubes or bottles (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, white, and black)
  • Baby powder
  • Colored pencils (good quality, and at least 12 colors in the set)
  • Container for water
  • Fine-line black felt-tip marker
  • Magazines and/or Internet access
  • Mirror
  • Newspapers to cover work surface
  • Paint palette (Styrofoam tray, waxed paper, or other surface)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper, drawing, size 11” × 14” (at least 20 sheets)
  • Paper, unlined, size 8½” × 11” (at least 30 sheets)
  • Paper, watercolor (at least 5 sheets)
  • Paper Mate ® Pink Pearl ® eraser
  • Red marker
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Scratch tool or large paper clip
  • Small bottle of black India ink
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints in tubes or cakes
  • Wax crayons (make sure the brand you get is wax, and do not use washable crayons)
  • White glue or glue stick
  • Compass

Click to view the course syllabus: ART1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ART 1A / Online

High-school Art, second semester.

Art 1B builds on knowledge and skills acquired in ART 1A. Covers 3D art, including design communications, printmaking, sculpture, macrame, and forms. Explores art's history, present application, and its ""future in the new millennium."" Encourages students to consider art as a valuable discipline in a variety of real-world situations and careers. Requires students to venture into the world and examine art ""at work."" Students will be required to purchase a number of art supplies.IMPORTANT: You must have access to a digital camera to capture and upload images of your completed assignments. Access to a public library, a museum, and an individual in an art-related industry are also required.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

Hobbs, J. A., Salome, R., & Vieth, K. (2005). The visual experience. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications. ISBN: 978-0-87192-627-2.

Required Materials:

  • acrylic paint (at least 6 colors in the set)
  • aluminum foil, 18” -wide heavy-duty
  • baby powder
  • ballpoint pen
  • clay, self-hardening
  • clear acrylic spray (optional)
  • colored markers (non-permanent, wide-tip)
  • colored pencils (good quality, at least 12 colors in the set)
  • construction paper (variety of colors, some at least 9” × 12”)
  • corrugated cardboard (several sheets, some at least 9” × 12”)
  • cotton balls
  • Paper Mate ® Pink Pearl ® eraser
  • foam plates or foam meat trays, large (2-3)
  • glue stick
  • glue, papier-mâché
  • glue, white
  • highlighter (any color)
  • hot glue gun
  • India ink, small bottle
  • kitchen knife
  • magazines, Internet, and other sources for photos
  • marker, black fine-line
  • marker, black permanent
  • masking tape
  • needle-nosed pliers
  • newspaper
  • paint brush, ½” flat
  • paper
    • heavy white drawing, size 12” × 18” (1-2 sheets)
    • unlined white, size 8½” × 11” (several sheets; printer paper will work)
    • white drawing, size 8½” × 11” (several sheets)
    • white drawing, size 9” × 12” (3 sheets)
  • pencils, #2 wood
  • plastic bottle, 16-24 oz. (empty)
  • poster board
  • ruler
  • scissors or craft knife
  • sponge brush, 1”
  • sponge or paper towels
  • spoon
  • steel wool, extra-fine
  • string
  • watercolors (optional)
  • wire (easy to bend, NOT a coat hanger)
  • wire cutters
  • yarn (any color)

Click to view the course syllabus: ART1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ART 1B / Online

High-school Music Appreciation, first semester.

Have you ever heard a piece of music that made you want to get up and dance? Cry your heart out? Sing at the top of your lungs? Whether pop, classical, or anything in between, music provides a powerful way for people to celebrate their humanity and connect with something larger than themselves.

Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening not only will provide a historical perspective on music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, but it will also teach you the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) the different music that's all around you.

Learning how to truly appreciate sound and melody is the best way to ensure a continued love of this delightful art form.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: MUSSMA1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MUSSMA1A / Online

High-school Music Appreciation, second semester.

Have you ever heard a piece of music that made you want to get up and dance? Cry your heart out? Sing at the top of your lungs? Whether pop, classical, or anything in between, music provides a powerful way for people to celebrate their humanity and connect with something larger than themselves.

Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening not only will provide a historical perspective on music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, but it will also teach you the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) the different music that's all around you.

Learning how to truly appreciate sound and melody is the best way to ensure a continued love of this delightful art form.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: MUSSMA1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MUSSMA1B / Online

High-school Theatre Arts, first semester.

This exciting and innovative first-year, first-semester course explores the creative process, the stage space, physical stage awareness, observation, vocal training, memorization, performance, scripts, critiques, and the language and history of theatre, with strong focus on writing skills. Students are required to attend at least one play, rent videos/DVDs, complete voice and diction work, perform an audition monologue, and keep a notebook.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Taylor, R. D., & Strickland, R. D. (2005). Theatre, art in action. New York, NY: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-861625-9.

Click to view the course syllabus: TH1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH TH 1A / Online

High-school Theatre Arts, second semester.

As the continuation of TH 1A, TH 1B builds on students' theatre knowledge and skills with emphasis on acting (including pantomime, improvisation, and characterization), the production process, production design, technical theatre, and playwriting. Students are required to attend at least two plays, rent videos/DVDs, read various playscripts, write a playscript, and keep a notebook. Note: Due to the nature of the lesson assignments for this course, we are unable to accept assignments submitted via e-mail.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Taylor, R. D., & Strickland, R. D. (2005). Theatre, art in action. New York, NY: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-861625-9.

Click to view the course syllabus: TH1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH TH 1B / Online

Electives

High-school Advertising and Sales, one-semester course.

This one-semester course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of advertising. It explores social, cultural, and legal issues in advertising, historical influences, strategies, media decision-making processes, and marketing communications.

Students will investigate the strategies that underlie marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials. They will earn technical skills necessary for marketing career opportunities.

Click to view the course syllabus: ADVSPR-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ADVSPR / Online

High-school Business Information Management, first semester.

Build your career skills and strengthen your knowledge of business information management by exploring types of businesses and the elements of business planning. Learn about the initial requirements to start a business, examine business finances, marketing, sales, and the importance of customer service. Computer hardware, networks, and the Internet are discussed as well as the basics of web design. Lastly, you will explore ethics and business law, giving you an opportunity to discover your passion for business!

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: BUSIM1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH BUSIM1A / Online

High-school Business Information Management, second semester.

Building on the prior prerequisite course (BUSIM 1A), you will become more familiar with the application of information management in business. You will learn about professional conduct, teamwork, and managerial skills while also examining careers in business technology. The basics of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software are explored while you become comfortable operating each of these programs. Finally, the future of business technology is discussed, providing you with a foundation in business information management.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: BUSIM1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH BUSIM1B / Online

High-school Child Development, one-semester course.

This course covers the impact of parenting on the individual and develops concepts related to prenatal and postnatal care, the development of children (including opportunities for making parental decisions), child care guidance techniques, career opportunities related to children, and special parenting techniques.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Brisbane, H. (2010). The Developing Child. Columbus, Ohio: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-888360-6.

Click to view the course syllabus: CHILDDEV-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CHILDDE / Online

High-school Computer Programming I, first semester.

Have you ever wondered how your favorite software is created? Explore the software development life cycle from start to finish while developing your own programming skills with Python. Explore the power of data and algorithms along with their influence upon the world. Launch yourself into the endless possibilities a career as a programmer can bring you!

Click to view the course syllabus: CPRO1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CPRO 1A / Online

High-school Computer Programming I, second semester.

Building on Computer Programming 1A, discover how programming can solve a vast array of problems! Plan and develop a problem-solving program while performing testing, debugging, and quality assurance procedures. Design and plan your own app as part of your capstone project to give you a thorough introduction to the world of programming.

Click to view the course syllabus: CPRO1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CPRO 1B / Online

High-school Computer Programming II, first semester.

Have you ever wanted to create your own web page or wondered how your favorite websites were built? Maybe you want to know more about how computers and technology are affecting the world around us. You will explore the role technology plays in our lives as well as study the fundamentals of computer science, review hardware and software, and learn how the internet functions. You will also discover how to create and build your own website using HTML and CSS and learn basic and complex commands and sequences as you become familiar with programming languages like JavaScript and Python Programming. This course also covers data collection methods, access rights, protocols, and security.

Click to view the course syllabus: CPRO2A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CPRO 2A / Online

High-school Computer Programming II, second semester.

Are you passionate about technology? Do you love learning how things work and are excited about the idea of further exploring the world of computer science?  In this course, you will continue to cultivate an understanding of programming languages and expand on website development. You will learn the difference between web development and web application development as well as further explore Advanced Python, HTML, and JavaScript. You will also examine software engineering concepts, learn more about security, privacy, and ethics in technology, and explore the wide variety of careers in computing.

Click to view the course syllabus: CPRO2B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CPRO 2B / Online

High-school Culinary Arts, first semester.

Food nourishes and satisfies you, and brings people together through preparation, enjoyment, and celebration. Students learn about cuisine and how creativity can be expressed by preparing food.

They learn the fundamentals of a working kitchen, and explore what it takes to develop real talent as a chef. This course enhances knowledge of the endless varieties of food, and presents the possibilities that the many spices can bring.

Click to view the course syllabus: CULART1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CULA 1A / Online

High-school Culinary Arts, second semester.

Continuation of Culinary Arts 1A. Food nourishes and satisfies you, and brings people together through preparation, enjoyment, and celebration. Students learn about cuisine and how creativity can be expressed by preparing food.

They learn the fundamentals of a working kitchen, and explore what it takes to develop real talent as a chef. This course enhances knowledge of the endless varieties of food, and presents the possibilities that the many spices can bring.

Click to view the course syllabus: CULART1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CULA 1B / Online

High-school Digital and Interactive Media, first semester.

Discover your talent for building digital media applications using text, graphics, animations, sounds, videos, and more! Learn about the elements that make impressive media, such as typography, color theory, design, and manipulation. Explore careers to apply your digital media skills and find your place in this fast-paced and exciting field!

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • No textbook * See course syllabus (Materials provided)

Click to view the course syllabus: DIMEDIA-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH DIMEDIA / Online

High-school Digital and Interactive Media, second semester.

Building on the prior prerequisite course, polish your digital media skills and learn all about web design. Incorporate your ideas into websites and dabble in the basics of marketing to understand how your work is used. Finally, explore the world of podcasts and audio editing to construct a solid foundation from which you can pursue a career!

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • No textbook * See course syllabus (Materials provided)

Click to view the course syllabus: DIMEDIB-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH DIMEDIB / Online

High-school Dollars and Sense, one-semester course.

Dollars and Sense focuses on money management, decision-making, some useful technology, and preparation for human-services careers. Money management includes the careful day-to-day financial planning, saving, and spending you will engage in to satisfy your own and your family's needs and wants.

Dollars and Sense will provide hands-on experience in the world of personal finance.

Required Software and Materials: Requires office software suite such as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.org, plus access to a scanner and software to create PDF or JPG files.

Click to view the course syllabus: DOLLARS-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH DOLLARS / Online

High-school Energy and Natural Resources Technology, first semester.

Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pump water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world's growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENGNRTA-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENGNRTA / Online

High-school Energy and Natural Resources Technology, second semester.

Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pump water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world's growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENGNRTB-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENGNRTB / Online

High-school Entrepreneurship, first semester.

This course focuses on the principles necessary to begin and operate a business. The primary emphasis of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its product and services.

In addition, students will understand the capital required, the return on investment desired, and the potential for profit.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENTREP1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENTR 1A / Online

High-school Entrepreneurship, second semester.

This course focuses on the principles necessary to begin and operate a business. The primary emphasis of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its product and services.

In addition, students will understand the capital required, the return on investment desired, and the potential for profit.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENTREP1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENTR 1B / Online

High-school Forensic Science, first semester.

Forensic Science introduces the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal cases as they are performed in a typical crime laboratory.

Students will learn crime scene analysis techniques that utilize new technologies to bring criminals to justice. Biology and Chemistry are required prerequisites.

Click to view the course syllabus: FORENSCI1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FOREN1A / Online

High-school Forensic Science, second semester.

Forensic Science introduces the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal cases as they are performed in a typical crime laboratory.

Students will learn crime scene analysis techniques that utilize new technologies to bring criminals to justice. Biology and Chemistry are required prerequisites.

Click to view the course syllabus: FORENSCI1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FOREN1B / Online

High-school Forestry and Woodland Ecosystems, first semester.

Whether you are a treehugger or not, everyone loves the beauty and serenity of a healthy forest. Our precious woodland species not only supply us with aesthetic beauty but also play a valuable role in nature. Trees uphold a great deal of our wildlife's ecosystem while providing us humans with needed lumber, paper products, and even food. But these forests cannot protect themselves and depend greatly on humans for conservation. In this course, you will learn more about this meaningful relationship and how environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management all factor into current forestry issues. After better understanding these variables and how they affect the majesty of our forests, you may just be hugging these gentle giants after all.

Click to view the course syllabus: FWECOA-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FWECOA / Online

High-school Forestry and Woodland Ecosystems, second semester.

Whether you are a treehugger or not, everyone loves the beauty and serenity of a healthy forest. Our precious woodland species not only supply us with aesthetic beauty but also play a valuable role in nature. Trees uphold a great deal of our wildlife's ecosystem while providing us humans with needed lumber, paper products, and even food. But these forests cannot protect themselves and depend greatly on humans for conservation. In this course, you will learn more about this meaningful relationship and how environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management all factor into current forestry issues. After better understanding these variables and how they affect the majesty of our forests, you may just be hugging these gentle giants after all.

Click to view the course syllabus: FWECOB-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FWECOB / Online

High-school Health Education, one-semester course.

Imagine the healthiest people you know…what's their secret? While some health traits are genetically determined, the truth is we all have the ability to make positive changes in our physical lives. In Health I: Life Management Skills, you will learn how to promote better health by decreasing stress and finding a fuller vision of your life.

Explore different lifestyle choices that can influence your overall health—from positively interacting with others, to choosing quality health care, to making sensible dietary choices. You will have the opportunity to build your own plan for improvement and learn how to create the type of environment that will ensure your overall health, happiness, and well-being.

Note: This course covers sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including AIDS.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: HLTHED1-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH HLTHED / Online

High-school Interpersonal Studies, one-semester course.

This course examines how the relationships between individuals and among family members significantly affect the quality of life. Students use knowledge and skills in family studies and human development to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote wellness of family members, manage multiple adult roles, and pursue careers related to counseling and mental health services.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Ryder, V., & Harter, M. B. (2004). Contemporary living (11th ed.). Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox. ISBN: 978-1-60525-131-8.

Click to view the course syllabus: INTERSTU-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH INTERST / Online

High-school Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness, one-semester course.

Have you ever heard the phrase “your body is your temple” and wondered what it means? Keeping our physical body healthy and happy is just one of the many challenges we face, and yet, many of us don't know how to best achieve it.

Positive decisions around diet and food preparation are key to this process, and you will find the essential skills needed to pursue a healthy, informed lifestyle in Nutrition and Wellness. Making sure you know how to locate, buy, and prepare fresh delicious food will make you, and your body, feel amazing. Impressing your friends and family as you nourish them with your knowledge? That feels even better.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: LNURTWEL-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH LNURTWE / Online

High-school Money Matters, first semester.

How do our personal financial habits affect our financial future? How can we make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing? This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans.

Students will learn more about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: MONEYM1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MONEYM 1A / Online

High-school Money Matters, second semester.

How do our personal financial habits affect our financial future? How can we make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing? This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans.

Students will learn more about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: MONEYM1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MONEYM 1B / Online

High-school Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, first semester.

Did you know that the world's population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in!

Through the study of Principles of Agriculture: Food and Natural Resources, you will gain a stronger sense of how food ends up on the plate and how we can maximize the foods and natural resources the earth provides. You'll learn more about agriculture's history, animal husbandry, plant science, and natural resources, and you'll be better prepared for your part in sustaining the world.

Click to view the course syllabus: PAFRN1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PAFRN1A / Online

High-school Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, second semester.

Did you know that the world's population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in!

Through the study of Principles of Agriculture: Food and Natural Resources, you will gain a stronger sense of how food ends up on the plate and how we can maximize the foods and natural resources the earth provides. You'll learn more about agriculture's history, animal husbandry, plant science, and natural resources, and you'll be better prepared for your part in sustaining the world.

Click to view the course syllabus: PAFRN1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PAFRN1B / Online

High-school Principles of Information Technology, first semester.

Develop your understanding of computers and increase your proficiency! Learn about computer hardware, Von Neumann architecture, peripherals, and maintenance as well as data management and storage options.

Trace the history of operating systems and application software while also exploring network systems, administration, and troubleshooting. Finally, dive into word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to cement your knowledge of information technology!

Required Textbook and Materials:

Textbook
  • There is no required text to purchase for this course.
Materials
  • Students will access various speeches on internet sites.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • App Inventor 2
  • Boomerang plugin for Gmail
  • Presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Quizlet account
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)
  • Digital camera or camera phone
  • A working Google account

Click to view the course syllabus: PRINIT1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PRINI1A / Online

High-school Principles of Information Technology, second semester.

Building on the prior prerequisite course (PRINIT 1A), you will gain further knowledge of information technology. Starting with an overview of programming, algorithms, and compilers, students will then learn the basics of webpage design and creating graphics.

You will also explore security and cybercrime, emerging technologies, presentation software, and intellectual property laws. Finally, you will prepare for the future by discovering various careers in this field and planning your education!

Required Textbook and Materials:

Textbook
  • There is no required text to purchase for this course.
Materials
  • Students will access various speeches on internet sites.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • App Inventor 2
  • Boomerang plugin for Gmail
  • Presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Quizlet account
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)
  • Digital camera or camera phone
  • A working Google account

Click to view the course syllabus: PRINIT1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PRINI1B / Online

High-school Psychology, one-semester course.

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Have you asked yourself if self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement? Are you interested in how behavior changes as we age? Psychology can give you the answers! In Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery, you will trace the development of personality and behavior from infancy through adulthood.

You will come to learn more about perception and consciousness and better understand the role of sensation. Are you ready to explore the world of human behavior? Come explore all that psychology can offer to help you to truly understand the human experience.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: PSYCH-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PSYCH / Online

High-school Sociology, one-semester course.

Human beings are complex creatures; however, when they interact and begin to form relationships and societies, things become even more complicated. Are we more likely to act differently in a group than we will when we're alone? How do we learn how to be “human”? Sometimes it can feel as if there are more questions than answers.

Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships seeks to answer these questions and many more as it explores culture, group behavior, and societal institutions and how they affect human behavior. You'll learn how social beliefs form and how this shapes our lives. How does this happen? Join us and find out.

Required Textbook and Materials:

  • There is no required text or special materials to purchase for this course.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Flash Player (download from Adobe Flash Player)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)

Click to view the course syllabus: SOC-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SOC / Online

High-school Sports and Entertainment Marketing, one-semester course.

This one-semester course provides students with a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and entertainment. The course addresses basic marketing concepts, publicity, sponsorship, endorsements, licensing, branding, event marketing, promotions, and entertainment marketing strategies

Click to view the course syllabus: SPRTEM-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPRTEM / Online

High-school Touch System Data Entry, one-semester course.

Becoming competent at the keyboard helps students develop skills for increased productivity in the workplace. Students learn to operate a standard PC keyboard; format business documents, including business letters, tables, and reports; and improve proofreading skills. Students will be using the website typing.com to learn and improve upon their typing skills.

Click to view the course syllabus: TSDE-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH TSDE / Online

High-school Veterinary Medical Applications, first semester.

Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) Whether you want to step into the wild side of veterinary medicine or just take care of the furry dogs and cats down your street, this course will show you how to care for domestic, farm, and wild animals and diagnose their common diseases and ailments. Learn how different veterinary treatments are used and developed to improve the lives of animals and, as a result, the lives of those people who treasure them. If you have always been drawn to the world of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, this may be just the course for you!

Click to view the course syllabus: VETMEDA-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH VETMEDA / Online

High-school Veterinary Medical Applications, second semester.

Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) Whether you want to step into the wild side of veterinary medicine or just take care of the furry dogs and cats down your street, this course will show you how to care for domestic, farm, and wild animals and diagnose their common diseases and ailments. Learn how different veterinary treatments are used and developed to improve the lives of animals and, as a result, the lives of those people who treasure them. If you have always been drawn to the world of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, this may be just the course for you!

Click to view the course syllabus: VETMEDB-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH VETMEDB / Online

High-school Video Game Design, first semester.

Coding and designing visual worlds are the focus of this course that taps into creative and technical skills related to the design of video games. Students learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and the history of gaming.

Required textbooks:

  • No Textbooks Required.

Click to view the course syllabus: VIDGD1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH VIDGD1A / Online

High-school Video Game Design, second semester.

Coding and designing visual worlds are the focus of this course that taps into creative and technical skills related to the design of video games. Students learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and the history of gaming.

Required textbooks:

  • No Textbooks Required.

Click to view the course syllabus: VIDGD1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH VIDGD1B / Online

High-school Web Design, first semester.

How many times per day do you access the internet, including social media? The web is an important part of our daily lives, so it's no surprise that web development is one of the hottest careers. In this course, you'll start to get a real picture of professional web development, including how to create content for the web. You'll learn about topics such as servers, file organization, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and the development stack that will let you build any website you can dream up!

Click to view the course syllabus: WEBDN1A-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH WEBDN1A / Online

High-school Web Design, second semester.

Having an aesthetically pleasing, secure, mobile-friendly, and well-functioning website all starts with a plan. Start with learning how to apply the fundamentals of visual design to develop beautiful websites. Engage your users through different embedded media that you have learned how to create and embed. Understand your responsibility to keep you and your users safe through compliance and identifying web vulnerabilities by understanding security principles. Your career in web development starts here: with a plan and design!

Click to view the course syllabus: WEBDN1B-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH WEBDN1B / Online

Test Prep Courses

High-school ACT Math Preparation, one-semester course.

This course provides a personalized college readiness system (EdReady) for students. This course provides test preparation for the Math portion of the ACT test. Students can self-assess for college readiness in a particular area or goal (by taking an initial diagnostic), view study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill gaps in knowledge. This allows students to work on only the material that they need to review and master. Completion of the course does not guarantee a high score on the Math portion of the ACT.

Please be aware that this is a test prep course that is self-paced and individualized. You will have a course facilitator that will be available to provide support. The facilitator will not be able to help you with test prep content material, but they will be the person to notify if you have connectivity problems with the EdReady program link.

Click to view the course syllabus: ACTMAT-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ACTMAT / Online

High-school English College Readiness, one-semester course.

This course provides a personalized college readiness system (EdReady) for students. The focus of this course is English. Students can self-assess for college readiness in a particular area or goal (by taking an initial diagnostic), view study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill gaps in knowledge. This allows students to work on only the material that they need to review and master.

Please be aware that this course is self-paced and individualized. You will have a course facilitator that will be available to provide support. The facilitator will not be able to help you with test prep content material, but they will be the person to notify if you have connectivity problems with the EdReady program link.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG CR-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG CR / Online

High-school Math College Readiness, one-semester course.

This course provides a personalized college readiness system (EdReady) for students. The focus of this course is Math. Students can self-assess for college readiness in a particular area or goal (by taking an initial diagnostic), view study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill gaps in knowledge. This allows students to work on only the material that they need to review and master.

Please be aware that this course is self-paced and individualized. You will have a course facilitator that will be available to provide support. The facilitator will not be able to help you with test prep content material, but they will be the person to notify if you have connectivity problems with the EdReady program link.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATHCR-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH MATH CR / Online

High-school SAT English Preparation, one-semester course.

This course provides a personalized college readiness system (EdReady) for students. This course provides test preparation for the English portion of the SAT test. Students can self-assess for college readiness in a particular area or goal (by taking an initial diagnostic), view study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill gaps in knowledge. This allows students to work on only the material that they need to review and master. Completion of the course does not guarantee a high score on the English portion of the SAT.

Please be aware that this is a test prep course that is self-paced and individualized. You will have a course facilitator that will be available to provide support. The facilitator will not be able to help you with test prep content material, but they will be the person to notify if you have connectivity problems with the EdReady program link.

Click to view the course syllabus: SATENG-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SATENG / Online

High-school SAT Math Preparation, one-semester course.

This course provides a personalized college readiness system (EdReady) for students. This course provides test preparation for the Math portion of the SAT test. Students can self-assess for college readiness in a particular area or goal (by taking an initial diagnostic), view study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill gaps in knowledge. This allows students to work on only the material that they need to review and master. Completion of the course does not guarantee a high score on the Math portion of the SAT.

Please be aware that this is a test prep course that is self-paced and individualized. You will have a course facilitator that will be available to provide support. The facilitator will not be able to help you with test prep content material, but they will be the person to notify if you have connectivity problems with the EdReady program link.

Click to view the course syllabus: SATMAT-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SATMAT / Online

High-school Texas Success Initiative Test Preparation, one-semester course.

This course provides a personalized college readiness system (EdReady) for students. This course provides test preparation for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment. Students can self-assess for college readiness in a particular area or goal (by taking an initial diagnostic), view study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill gaps in knowledge. This allows students to work on only the material that they need to review and master. Completion of the course does not guarantee a high score on the TSI.

Please be aware that this is a test prep course that is self-paced and individualized. You will have a course facilitator that will be available to provide support. The facilitator will not be able to help you with test prep content material, but they will be the person to notify if you have connectivity problems with the EdReady program link.

Click to view the course syllabus: TSIPRE-Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH TSIPRE / Online

High School Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

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APCALC A is the first semester of this two-semester course.

In AP Calculus A and B, students learn to understand change geometrically and visually (by studying graphs of curves), analytically (by studying and working with mathematical formulas), numerically (by seeing patterns in sets of numbers), and verbally. Instead of simply getting the right answer, students learn to evaluate the soundness of proposed solutions and to apply mathematical reasoning to real-world models. Calculus helps scientists, engineers, and financial analysts understand the complex relationships behind real-world phenomena. The equivalent of an introductory college-level calculus course, AP Calculus A and B prepare students for the AP exam and further studies in science, engineering, and mathematics.

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APCALC-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APCALC-A / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

APCALC B is the first semester of this two-semester course.

In AP Calculus A and B, students learn to understand change geometrically and visually (by studying graphs of curves), analytically (by studying and working with mathematical formulas), numerically (by seeing patterns in sets of numbers), and verbally. Instead of simply getting the right answer, students learn to evaluate the soundness of proposed solutions and to apply mathematical reasoning to real-world models. Calculus helps scientists, engineers, and financial analysts understand the complex relationships behind real-world phenomena. The equivalent of an introductory college-level calculus course, AP Calculus A and B prepare students for the AP exam and further studies in science, engineering, and mathematics.

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APCALC-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APCALC-B / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP English Language and Composition, first semester.

In AP English Language and Composition, students investigate rhetoric and its impact on culture through analysis of notable fiction and nonfiction texts, from pamphlets to speeches to personal essays. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in communications, creative writing, journalism, literature, and composition.

Students explore a variety of textual forms, styles, and genres. By examining all texts through a rhetorical lens, students become skilled readers and analytical thinkers. Focusing specifically on language, purpose, and audience gives them a broad view of the effect of text and its cultural role. Students write expository and narrative texts to hone the effectiveness of their own use of language, and they develop varied, informed arguments through research. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

AP English Language and Composition is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students. This course fulfills 11th grade requirements. Consequently, we recommend that students take only one of the following courses: Texas English III OR AP English Language and Composition.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Length: The entire course consists of two semesters; AP English Language and Composition A and AP English Language and Composition B. You are currently in the first semester of this course, AP English Language and Composition A.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APENGLAN-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APENGLAN-A / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP English Language and Composition, second semester.

In AP English Language and Composition, students investigate rhetoric and its impact on culture through analysis of notable fiction and nonfiction texts, from pamphlets to speeches to personal essays. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in communications, creative writing, journalism, literature, and composition.

Students explore a variety of textual forms, styles, and genres. By examining all texts through a rhetorical lens, students become skilled readers and analytical thinkers. Focusing specifically on language, purpose, and audience gives them a broad view of the effect of text and its cultural role. Students write expository and narrative texts to hone the effectiveness of their own use of language, and they develop varied, informed arguments through research. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

AP English Language and Composition is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students. This course fulfills 11th grade requirements. Consequently, we recommend that students take only one of the following courses: Texas English III OR AP English Language and Composition.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Length: The entire course consists of two semesters; AP English Language and Composition A and AP English Language and Composition B. You are currently in the second semester of this course, AP English Language and Composition B.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APENGLAN-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APENGLAN-B / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP English Literature and Composition, first semester.

AP English Literature and Composition immerses students in novels, plays, poems, and short stories from various periods. Students will read and write daily, using a variety of multimedia and interactive activities, interpretive writing assignments, and class discussions to assess and improve their skills and knowledge. The course places special emphasis on reading comprehension, structural and critical analysis of written works, literary vocabulary, and recognizing and understanding literary devices. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in creative writing, communications, journalism, literature, and composition.

AP English Literature and Composition is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students. This course fulfills 12th grade requirements. Consequently, we recommend that students take only one of the following courses: Texas English IV OR AP English Literature and Composition.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Length: The entire course consists of two semesters, AP English Literature and Composition A and AP English Literature and Composition B. You are currently in the first semester of this course, AP English Literature and Composition A.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APENGLIT-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APENGLIT-A / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP English Literature and Composition, second semester.

AP English Literature and Composition immerses students in novels, plays, poems, and short stories from various periods. Students will read and write daily, using a variety of multimedia and interactive activities, interpretive writing assignments, and class discussions to assess and improve their skills and knowledge. The course places special emphasis on reading comprehension, structural and critical analysis of written works, literary vocabulary, and recognizing and understanding literary devices. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in creative writing, communications, journalism, literature, and composition.

AP English Literature and Composition is recommended for 11th and 12th grade students. This course fulfills 12th grade requirements. Consequently, we recommend that students take only one of the following courses: Texas English IV OR AP English Literature and Composition.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Length: The entire course consists of two semesters, AP English Literature and Composition A and AP English Literature and Composition B. You are currently in the second semester of this course, AP English Literature and Composition B.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APENGLIT-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APENGLIT-B / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Environmental Science, first semester

AP Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course draws upon various disciplines, including geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography in order to explore a variety of environmental topics. Topics explored include natural systems on Earth; biogeochemical cycles; the nature of matter and energy; the flow of matter and energy through living systems; populations; communities; ecosystems; ecological pyramids; renewable and nonrenewable resources; land use; biodiversity; pollution; conservation; sustainability; and human impacts on the environment. The equivalent of an introductory college-level science course, AP Environmental Science prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering.

The AP Environmental Science course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve their performance as they progress through each activity.

Students perform hands-on labs and projects that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand environmental concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Virtual lab activities enable students to engage in investigations that would otherwise require long periods of observation at remote locations and to explore simulations that enable environmental scientists to test predictions. During both hands-on and virtual labs, students form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how biology, earth science, and physical science are applied to the study of the environment and how technology and engineering are contributing solutions for studying and creating a sustainable biosphere.

Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APENVIR-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APENVIR-A / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Environmental Science, second semester

AP Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course draws upon various disciplines, including geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography in order to explore a variety of environmental topics. Topics explored include natural systems on Earth; biogeochemical cycles; the nature of matter and energy; the flow of matter and energy through living systems; populations; communities; ecosystems; ecological pyramids; renewable and nonrenewable resources; land use; biodiversity; pollution; conservation; sustainability; and human impacts on the environment. The equivalent of an introductory college-level science course, AP Environmental Science prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering.

The AP Environmental Science course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, deconstruct claims, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve their performance as they progress through each activity.

Students perform hands-on labs and projects that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand environmental concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Virtual lab activities enable students to engage in investigations that would otherwise require long periods of observation at remote locations and to explore simulations that enable environmental scientists to test predictions. During both hands-on and virtual labs, students form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how biology, earth science, and physical science are applied to the study of the environment and how technology and engineering are contributing solutions for studying and creating a sustainable biosphere.

Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APENVIR-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APENVIR-B / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Macroeconomics

AP Macroeconomics students learn why and how the world economy can change from month to month, how to identify trends in our economy, and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline. They'll also examine how individuals, institutions, and influences affect people, and how those factors can impact everyone's life through employment rates, government spending, inflation, taxes, and production. The equivalent of a 100-level college-level class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in business, political science, and history.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APMACECO-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APMACECO / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Microeconomics

AP Microeconomics is a college-level course that introduces students to the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students' familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.

Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APMICECO-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APMICECO / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Psychology

AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories. Students will explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. You will study core psychological concepts, such as the brain and sense functions, and learn to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful syntheses. Along the way, students will also investigate relevant concepts like study skills and information retention. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey course, AP Psychology prepares students for the AP exam and for further studies in psychology or life sciences.

Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APPSYCH-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APPSYC / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Language and Culture - Spanish, first semester

AP Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They study vocabulary, grammar, and cultural aspects of the language, and then apply what they learn in extensive written and spoken exercises. The course addresses the broad themes of Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary, a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses, strong command of other language structures, and an ability to use language in many different contexts and for varied purposes. The equivalent of a college-level language course, AP Spanish Language prepares students for the AP exam and for further study of Spanish language, culture, or literature. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APSPAN-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APSPANA / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Language and Culture - Spanish, second semester

AP Spanish Language students practice perfecting their Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They study vocabulary, grammar, and cultural aspects of the language, and then apply what they learn in extensive written and spoken exercises. The course addresses the broad themes of Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary, a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses, strong command of other language structures, and an ability to use language in many different contexts and for varied purposes. The equivalent of a college-level language course, AP Spanish Language prepares students for the AP exam and for further study of Spanish language, culture, or literature. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APSPAN-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APSPANB / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Statistics, first semester

AP Statistics gives students hands-on experience in collecting, analyzing, graphing, and interpreting real-world data. They will learn to effectively design and analyze research studies by reviewing and evaluating real research examples taken from daily life. The next time they hear the results of a poll or study, they will know whether the results are valid. As the art of drawing conclusions from imperfect data and the science of real-world uncertainties, statistics play an important role in many fields. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP Statistics prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, sociology, medicine, engineering, political science, geography, and business.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APSTATS-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APSTATSA / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP Statistics, second semester

AP Statistics gives students hands-on experience in collecting, analyzing, graphing, and interpreting real-world data. They will learn to effectively design and analyze research studies by reviewing and evaluating real research examples taken from daily life. The next time they hear the results of a poll or study, they will know whether the results are valid. As the art of drawing conclusions from imperfect data and the science of real-world uncertainties, statistics play an important role in many fields. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP Statistics prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, sociology, medicine, engineering, political science, geography, and business.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APSTATS-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APSTATSB / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP U.S. Government and Politics

In AP U.S. Government and Politics, students are provided a nonpartisan introduction to key political concepts, ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. The equivalent of an introductory college-level class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in U.S. Government and Politics. Students will study U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other texts and visuals to gain an understanding of the relationships and interactions among political institutions, processes, and behaviors. They will also engage in disciplinary practices that require them to read and interpret data, make comparisons and applications, and develop evidence-based arguments. Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam. This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APGOVT-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APGOVT / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP United States History, first semester

In AP U.S. History, students investigate the development of American economics, politics, and culture through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, research, and writing. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP U.S. History prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in history, political science, economics, sociology, and law.

Through the examination of historical themes and the application of historical thinking skills, students learn to connect specific people, places, events, and ideas to the larger trends of U.S. history. Critical-reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments hone students' ability to reason chronologically, to interpret historical sources, and to construct well-supported historical arguments. Students write throughout the course, responding to primary and secondary sources through journal entries, essays, and visual presentations of historical content. In discussion activities, students respond to the positions of others while staking and defending claims of their own. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular opportunities for active learning ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.

Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APUSHIST-A-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APUSHIA / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor

AP United States History, second semester

In AP U.S. History, students investigate the development of American economics, politics, and culture through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, research, and writing. The equivalent of an introductory college-level course, AP U.S. History prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in history, political science, economics, sociology, and law.

Through the examination of historical themes and the application of historical thinking skills, students learn to connect specific people, places, events, and ideas to the larger trends of U.S. history. Critical-reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments hone students' ability to reason chronologically, to interpret historical sources, and to construct well-supported historical arguments. Students write throughout the course, responding to primary and secondary sources through journal entries, essays, and visual presentations of historical content. In discussion activities, students respond to the positions of others while staking and defending claims of their own. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material, and regular opportunities for active learning ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.

Throughout the course, students are evaluated with assessments specifically designed to prepare them for the content, form, and depth of the AP Exam.

  • *Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Course Delivery Method:

  • This course is delivered fully online. You will access the course by logging into your Blackboard account and clicking the link to Course Content on the left menu bar. All course activity will take place through the Course Content link.

Click to view the course syllabus: APUSHIST-B-Syllabus

These courses are restricted to seasonal availability. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for the course in our online system. HIGH APUSHIB / Online: To fully register, contact your TTU K-12 Advisor


Middle School Courses

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Sixth Grade

Sixth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

ELAR 6A emphasizes clear, coherent writing for a variety of purposes. Students also will study principles of grammar as they relate to writing, spelling patterns and strategies, and listening and speaking skills.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

  • Wilhelm, J. D., Fisher, D., Hinchman, K. A., O'Brien, D. G., & Raphael, T. (2011). Literature Texas treasures. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-891308-2.
  • Taylor, T. (1969). The Cay. New York, NY: Avon Books.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR6A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 6A / Online

Sixth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

This is a continuation of ELAR 6A.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

  • Wilhelm, J. D., Fisher, D., Hinchman, K. A., O'Brien, D. G., & Raphael, T. (2011). Literature Texas treasures. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-891308-2.
  • O'Dell, S. (1960). Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR6B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 6B / Online

Sixth-grade Math, first semester.

The first semester of sixth-grade math covers the addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals as well as the multiplication and division of whole numbers. Also covered are perimeter, area, circumference, and an introduction to fractions.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Shannon, M. (2014). Texas GoMath!, Grade 6, Interactive Online. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-544-10178-4.

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Shannon, M. (2014). Texas GoMath!, Grade 6 (Print edition). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-544-05167-6. ISBN-13: 978-1726471640. ISBN-10: 1726471640.
  • Texas GoMath!, Grade 6 (Print edition) is available on MBS Direct.

Materials

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • ruler
  • graph paper
  • notebook/folder
  • Scanner or Camera
  • PDF Software

You will submit all lessons for this course electronically. Your work for each lesson will need to be saved as a PDF in order to submit the lesson for grading. If you have multiple pages, those pages will need to be saved as one file before uploading.

There are several steps and software options to save your completed lesson work as a PDF:

  1. Use the "Save as PDF" or "Export to PDF" command in your word processing software, if applicable.
  2. Use a PDF conversion website such as PDF Converter or your Google Drive account.
  3. One of the most common ways is to use a scanner to scan your pages into a digital document.
  4. Some scanners will allow you to scan your pages and save them as a PDF.
  5. If you are not able to scan to a PDF, you will need to convert your scanned pages to PDF files.
  6. You can do a web search (e.g., Google) for “PDF creator online” to find software.
  7. Use this software to convert your pages to PDF files.
  8. One of the most popular sites is PrimoPDF.
  9. If you have several PDF files, you will need to merge those files into one large.
  10. Only one PDF file can be submitted as your assignment for grading.
  11. Perform a web search for “Merging PDF files” to find online software to complete this task.
  12. PDFMerge is a good site for merging files. Another good resource is ILovePDF.
  13. You can find any of these tools by doing a web search for its name.
  14. You may take a photograph of each assignment page and combine them into a single PDF.
  15. To do this, use a free online service such as Online2PDF.
  16. Be sure to rotate all your images to Portrait (vertical) orientation before creating the PDF.
  17. IMPORTANT: TTU K-12 staff offer limited technical support for scanners, cameras, or PDF software.
  18. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device.
  19. You may also seek direct support from the device manufacturer.
  20. For PDF conversion questions, see the Help files for your software.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH6A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 6A / Online

Sixth-grade Math, second semester.

This course is a continuation of MATH 6A.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Shannon, M. (2014). Texas GoMath!, Grade 6 (Interactive Online). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-544-10178-4.

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Shannon, M. (2014). Texas GoMath!, Grade 6 (Print edition). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-544-05167-6. ISBN-13: 978-1726471640. ISBN-10: 1726471640.
  • Texas GoMath!, Grade 6 (Print edition) is available on MBS Direct.

Materials

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • ruler
  • graph paper
  • notebook/folder
  • Scanner or Camera
  • PDF Software

You will submit all lessons for this course electronically. Your work for each lesson will need to be saved as a PDF in order to submit the lesson for grading. If you have multiple pages, those pages will need to be saved as one file before uploading.

There are several steps and software options to save your completed lesson work as a PDF:

  1. Use the "Save as PDF" or "Export to PDF" command in your word processing software, if applicable.
  2. Use a PDF conversion website such as PDF Converter or your Google Drive account.
  3. One of the most common ways is to use a scanner to scan your pages into a digital document.
  4. Some scanners will allow you to scan your pages and save them as a PDF.
  5. If you are not able to scan to a PDF, you will need to convert your scanned pages to PDF files.
  6. You can do a web search (e.g., Google) for “PDF creator online” to find software.
  7. Use this software to convert your pages to PDF files.
  8. One of the most popular sites is PrimoPDF.
  9. If you have several PDF files, you will need to merge those files into one large.
  10. Only one PDF file can be submitted as your assignment for grading.
  11. Perform a web search for “Merging PDF files” to find online software to complete this task.
  12. PDFMerge is a good site for merging files. Another good resource is ILovePDF.
  13. You can find any of these tools by doing a web search for its name.
  14. You may take a photograph of each assignment page and combine them into a single PDF.
  15. To do this, use a free online service such as Online2PDF.
  16. Be sure to rotate all your images to Portrait (vertical) orientation before creating the PDF.
  17. IMPORTANT: TTU K-12 staff offer limited technical support for scanners, cameras, or PDF software.
  18. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device.
  19. You may also seek direct support from the device manufacturer.
  20. For PDF conversion questions, see the Help files for your software.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH6B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 6B / Online

Sixth-grade Science, first semester.

After completing this semester, you will have a betterunderstanding of measurement, properties and changes of matter, forces andmotion, and energy. You will also learn to use the scientific method toinvestigate problems and conduct scientific experiments.

This course is designed to help you see the world in aninquisitive way; you are encouraged to find answers to your questions anddevelop a better understanding of your surroundings. The goal is for you tobecome a creative thinker and problem solver!

The course is based on information you will find online, through laboratory experimentation, and within the textbook. It is an activity-based course whichmeans that you will be learning by using inexpensive materials to doexperiments at home as well as participating in online lab activities.

To get started, you need a curious mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire forinsight into things you may have always taken for granted. You will be requiredto hypothesize, perform experiments, write experimental data in scientific form, chart and graph your results, and investigate various problems.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Science fusion: New energy for science! (Write-in student edition). (2015). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-02552-3.
  • Science fusion: New energy for science! is available on MBS Direct.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI6A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 6A / Online

Sixth-grade Science, second semester.

After completing this semester, you will have a betterunderstanding of measurement, properties and changes of matter, forces andmotion, and energy. You will also learn to use the scientific method toinvestigate problems and conduct scientific experiments.

This course is designed to help you see the world in aninquisitive way; you are encouraged to find answers to your questions anddevelop a better understanding of your surroundings. The goal is for you tobecome a creative thinker and problem solver!

The course is based on information you will find online, through laboratory experimentation, and within the textbook. It is an activity-based course which means you will be learning by using inexpensive materials to doexperiments at home as well as participating in online lab activities.

To get started, you need a curious mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire forinsight into things you may have always taken for granted. You will be required to hypothesize, perform experiments, write experimental data in scientific form, chart and graph your results, and investigate various problems.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Science fusion: New energy for science! (Write-in student edition). (2015). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-02552-3.
  • Science fusion: New energy for science! is available on MBS Direct.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI6B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 6B / Online

Sixth-grade Social Studies, first semester.

Have you ever wondered where we got our calendars, numbers, cultures, or customs? In this course, we will be going back in time, to see where these things and many others originated. Our world is a fascinating place. After completing this course, you will see how our cultures and customs have been handed down from as far back as you could possibly imagine.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Berson, M. J., Field, S. L., Howard, T. C., & Larson, B. E. (2003). Harcourt horizons: World regions. Orlando: Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-15-334232-5.

This book is available in a one-volume edition. It is used for both semesters of sixth-grade social studies.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS6A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 6A / Online

Sixth-grade Social Studies, second semester.

How has our world changed since the Middle Ages? What has brought about the changes? What are some things that have remained the same? Why have we borrowed from the ancient cultures? How have we adapted to our environment? How have the countries throughout the world become interdependent? Why do we still have developing countries?

We will be able to answer these questions and many others as we look at our constantly changing world by regions. This course will examine how the expansion of trade affected countries and how political boundaries have changed through the years. We will compare how countries gained their independence through different kinds of revolutions and analyze the reasons for wars in the 20th century.

We will evaluate the various economic systems of the world, as well as the different types of government. We will also explore how geographical features have affected the many countries of the world and how people's lives changed with the Industrial Revolution.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Berson, M. J., Field, S. L., Howard, T. C., & Larson, B. E. (2003). Harcourt horizons: World regions. Orlando: Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-15-334232-5.

This book is available in a one-volume edition. It is used for both semesters of sixth-grade social studies.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS6B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 6B / Online

Seventh Grade

Seventh-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Throughout the first semester of Grade 7 ELAR, you will read and write a wide variety of literary and informational texts—all focusing on the theme of how decisions impact our lives and the world around us. We will work through short stories, poetry, and a novel while following this theme.

You will have the opportunity to write and respond to the texts as well as your classmates.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

    • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature Texas treasures course 2 (Glencoe). Columbus, OH: The McGraw-Hill Companies.
      ISBN: 978-0-07-892775-1.
    • Twain, M. 1835-1910. (1971). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Unabridged). Racine, WI: Western Publishing Co.
      ISBN 10: 030712214X. ISBN 13: 9780307122148.
    • (or any unabridged edition of
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
      by Mark Twain)

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR7A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 7A / Online

Seventh-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

If you took ELAR 7A through TTU K-12, you have already been exploring the theme of how decisions impact our lives and the world around us. In ELAR 7B we will continue with this theme, and you will have the exciting opportunity to tell your own story! We will also cover interesting topics such as rhetorical fallacies, arguments, persuasion, and media to see how people are influenced in their decisions every day.

We will end the semester with a research paper over a person of your choice. You will learn about this person and think about how events and choices had an impact on the kind of person they became.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

  • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature Texas treasures course 2 (Glencoe). Columbus, OH: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-892775-1.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR7B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 7B / Online

Seventh-grade Math, first semester.

This course will provide basic real-world mathematical concepts and prepare you for 8th grade math. Each lesson contains examples that will be used in your everyday lives. We will build and make connections that will help us as we apply mathematics. We need math in everything we do—buying, selling, counting, measuring, or problem-solving (just to name a few). In this course, we will complete a total of six lessons and a final exam to develop these skills.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 7 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-10179-1.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 7 (Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0544050877. ISBN-10: 0544050878.

Materials

  1. lined notebook paper
  2. pencils and erasers
  3. graph paper
  4. spiral notebook
  5. Scanner or Camera
  6. PDF Software

You will submit all lessons for this course electronically. Your work for each lesson will need to be saved as a PDF in order to submit the lesson for grading. If you have multiple pages, those pages will need to be saved as one file before uploading.

There are several steps and software options to save your completed lesson work as a PDF:

  1. Use the "Save as PDF" or "Export to PDF" command in your word processing software, if applicable.
  2. Use a PDF conversion website such as PDF Converter or your Google Drive account.
  3. One of the most common ways is to use a scanner to scan your pages into a digital document.
  4. Some scanners will allow you to scan your pages and save them as a PDF.
  5. If you are not able to scan to a PDF, you will need to convert your scanned pages to PDF files.
  6. You can do a web search (e.g., Google) for “PDF creator online” to find software.
  7. Use this software to convert your pages to PDF files.
  8. One of the most popular sites is PrimoPDF.
  9. If you have several PDF files, you will need to merge those files into one large.
  10. Only one PDF file can be submitted as your assignment for grading.
  11. Perform a web search for “Merging PDF files” to find online software to complete this task.
  12. PDFMerge is a good site for merging files. Another good resource is ILovePDF.
  13. You can find any of these tools by doing a web search for its name.
  14. You may take a photograph of each assignment page and combine them into a single PDF.
  15. To do this, use a free online service such as Online2PDF.
  16. Be sure to rotate all your images to Portrait (vertical) orientation before creating the PDF.
  17. IMPORTANT: TTU K-12 staff offer limited technical support for scanners, cameras, or PDF software.
  18. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device.
  19. You may also seek direct support from the device manufacturer.
  20. For PDF conversion questions, see the Help files for your software.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH7A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 7A / Online

Seventh-grade Math, second semester.

This course will provide basic real-world mathematical concepts and prepare you for 8th grade math. Each lesson contains examples that will be used in your everyday lives. We will build and make connections that will help us as we apply mathematics. We need math in everything we do—buying, selling, counting, measuring, or problem-solving (just to name a few). In this course, we will complete a total of six lessons and a final exam to develop these skills.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 7 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-10179-1.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 7 (Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0544050877. ISBN-10: 0544050878.

Materials

  1. lined notebook paper
  2. pencils and erasers
  3. graph paper
  4. spiral notebook
  5. Scanner or Camera
  6. PDF Software

You will submit all lessons for this course electronically. Your work for each lesson will need to be saved as a PDF in order to submit the lesson for grading. If you have multiple pages, those pages will need to be saved as one file before uploading.

There are several steps and software options to save your completed lesson work as a PDF:

  1. Use the "Save as PDF" or "Export to PDF" command in your word processing software, if applicable.
  2. Use a PDF conversion website such as PDF Converter or your Google Drive account.
  3. One of the most common ways is to use a scanner to scan your pages into a digital document.
  4. Some scanners will allow you to scan your pages and save them as a PDF.
  5. If you are not able to scan to a PDF, you will need to convert your scanned pages to PDF files.
  6. You can do a web search (e.g., Google) for “PDF creator online” to find software.
  7. Use this software to convert your pages to PDF files.
  8. One of the most popular sites is PrimoPDF.
  9. If you have several PDF files, you will need to merge those files into one large.
  10. Only one PDF file can be submitted as your assignment for grading.
  11. Perform a web search for “Merging PDF files” to find online software to complete this task.
  12. PDFMerge is a good site for merging files. Another good resource is ILovePDF.
  13. You can find any of these tools by doing a web search for its name.
  14. You may take a photograph of each assignment page and combine them into a single PDF.
  15. To do this, use a free online service such as Online2PDF.
  16. Be sure to rotate all your images to Portrait (vertical) orientation before creating the PDF.
  17. IMPORTANT: TTU K-12 staff offer limited technical support for scanners, cameras, or PDF software.
  18. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device.
  19. You may also seek direct support from the device manufacturer.
  20. For PDF conversion questions, see the Help files for your software.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH7B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 7B / Online

Seventh-grade Science, first semester.

Welcome to Science 7A, seventh-grade, first semester! In this course, you will work through four units of your textbook, Texas Science Fusion 7: The Nature of Science, Cells, Reproduction and Heredity, and Human Body Systems. This course is designed to help you carefully observe the world in a way that helps you understand it. You are encouraged to find answers to your questions and develop a better understanding of processes and patterns in nature.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Dispezio, M. A., Frank, M., Heithaus, M. R., & Ogle, D. (2012). Science fusion: Grade 7 workbook (Student edition). Orlando, FL: Holt McDougal & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-02553-0.
  • Science Level Green, Grade 7 (Student edition). (2008). Columbus, OH: Mcgraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-877808-7. ISBN-13: 978-0078600470. ISBN-10: 0078600472.

Students may purchase the paperback workbook, but will also need to have the digital textbook, which can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore at MBSDirect.

Additionally, for this course, students will need an online account at ThinkCentral in order to access the virtual lab materials and other online resources. This account will be set up when students purchase the digital textbook through MBS Direct.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email from MBS Direct after they have set up your account. This may take a few days. Your teacher does not have access to your login information for ThinkCentral.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI7A-Syllabus

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Seventh-grade Science, second semester.

Welcome to Science 7B, seventh-grade, second semester! In this course, you will work through four units of your textbook, Texas Science Fusion 7: Living Systems, The Diversity of Living Systems, Earth's Changing Surface, and Living in Space. This course is designed to help you carefully observe the world in a way that helps you understand it. You are encouraged to find answers to your questions and develop a better understanding of processes and patterns in nature.

The unit on motion will involve studies of geology, shaping the Earth, and water. The unit on waves will include studies of earthquakes, volcanoes and the effects of the Earth/Moon system. Two review lessons are included to help review information after each unit. The lessons are interactive; the student responds as he/she reads through the lessons. Lab experiments reinforce learning concepts. Students must have access to common household items for lab experiments.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

  • Dispezio, M. A., Frank, M., Heithaus, M. R., & Ogle, D. (2012). Science fusion: Grade 7 workbook (Student edition). Orlando, FL: Holt McDougal & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-02553-0.
  • Science Level Green, Grade 7 (Student edition). (2008). Columbus, OH: Mcgraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-877808-7. ISBN-13: 978-0078600470. ISBN-10: 0078600472.

Students may purchase the paperback workbook, but will also need to have the digital textbook, which can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore at MBSDirect.

Additionally, for this course, students will need an online account at ThinkCentral in order to access the virtual lab materials and other online resources. This account will be set up when students purchase the digital textbook through MBS Direct.

Once you have purchased the digital textbook, you will receive a username and password via email from MBS Direct after they have set up your account. This may take a few days. Your teacher does not have access to your login information for ThinkCentral.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI7B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 7B / Online

Seventh-grade Social Studies, first semester.

In this course, students will learn to see history through the eyes of the people who lived it; when we understand how people shaped the past, we better understand how we can shape the future. Emphasis is on European exploration and colonization; Anglo-American settlement, annexation, and state-hood; causes and results of the Mexican War; and the involvement of Texas in the Civil War.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Anderson, A. N., Wooster, R. A., León, A. D., Hardt, W. C., & Winegarten, R. (2003). Texas & Texans. New York, NY: Glencoe McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-823967-0.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS7A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 7A / Online

Seventh-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of SOCS 7A, where students will learn to see history through the eyes of the people who lived it; when we understand how people shaped the past, we better understand how we can shape the future. Emphasis is on European exploration and colonization; Anglo-American settlement, annexation, and state-hood; causes and results of the Mexican War; and the involvement of Texas in the Civil War.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Anderson, A. N., Wooster, R. A., León, A. D., Hardt, W. C., & Winegarten, R. (2003). Texas & Texans. New York, NY: Glencoe McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-823967-0.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS7B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 7B / Online

Eighth Grade

Eighth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

English 8 is designed to provide a bridge from the lower grades to the high school-level work you will encounter in the 9th grade. Eighth-grade English will serve a twofold purpose: to review concepts you previously learned and to introduce concepts you must be familiar with in high school classes.

The course covers several areas: reading strategies, literature studies, vocabulary development, spelling review, writing for a variety of purposes and modes, editing and proofreading skills, speaking and listening skills, research skills, visual and media representations, and principles of grammar and punctuation as they relate to writing.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

  • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature Texas treasures course 3 (Glencoe). Columbus, OH: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-892776-8.
  • Grammar and composition handbook: Grade 8 (Glencoe). (2002). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-825115-3.
  • Richter, C. (1997). The light in the forest (Unabridged). Littleton, MA: Sundance. ISBN-13: 978-1400077885. ISBN-10: 1400077885.
  • (or any unabridged edition of The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter)
  • London, J. (1987). The call of the wild. (Unabridged). Littleton, MA: Sundance. ISBN-13: 978-0486434230. ISBN-10: 0486434230.
  • (or any unabridged edition of The Call of the Wild by Jack London)

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR8A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 8A / Online

Eighth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

English 8 is designed to provide a bridge from the lower grades to the high school-level work you will encounter in the 9th grade. Eighth-grade English will serve a twofold purpose: to review concepts you previously learned and to introduce concepts you must be familiar with in high school classes.

The course covers several areas: reading strategies, literature studies, vocabulary development, spelling review, writing for a variety of purposes and modes, editing and proofreading skills, speaking and listening skills, research skills, visual and media representations, and principles of grammar and punctuation as they relate to writing.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

    • Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature Texas treasures course 3 (Glencoe). Columbus, OH: The McGraw Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-892776-8.
    • Grammar and composition handbook: Grade 8 (Glencoe). (2002). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-0-07-825115-3.
    • Spears, E. G. (1980). The witch of blackbird pond (Unabridged). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-547-55029-9.
    • (or any unabridged edition of
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
      by Elizabeth George Spears)

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR8B-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 8B / Online

Eighth-grade Math, first semester.

This is an introductory course covering basic concepts in preparation for Algebra I. This course includes adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, and integers; manipulating place value and powers of 10; estimating sums, differences, products, and quotients; identifying angles and triangles; and using scientific notation.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 8 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-10180-7.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 8 (Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0544052888. ISBN-10: 0544052889.

Materials

  1. Use the "Save as PDF" or "Export to PDF" command in your word processing software, if applicable.
  2. Use a PDF conversion website such as PDF Converter or your Google Drive account.
  3. One of the most common ways is to use a scanner to scan your pages into a digital document.
  4. Some scanners will allow you to scan your pages and save them as a PDF.
  5. If you are not able to scan to a PDF, you will need to convert your scanned pages to PDF files.
  6. You can do a web search (e.g., Google) for “PDF creator online” to find software.
  7. Use this software to convert your pages to PDF files.
  8. One of the most popular sites is PrimoPDF.
  9. If you have several PDF files, you will need to merge those files into one large.
  10. Only one PDF file can be submitted as your assignment for grading.
  11. Perform a web search for “Merging PDF files” to find online software to complete this task.
  12. PDFMerge is a good site for merging files. Another good resource is ILovePDF.
  13. You can find any of these tools by doing a web search for its name.
  14. You may take a photograph of each assignment page and combine them into a single PDF.
  15. To do this, use a free online service such as Online2PDF.
  16. Be sure to rotate all your images to Portrait (vertical) orientation before creating the PDF.
  17. IMPORTANT: TTU K-12 staff offer limited technical support for scanners, cameras, or PDF software.
  18. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device.
  19. You may also seek direct support from the device manufacturer.
  20. For PDF conversion questions, see the Help files for your software.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH8A-Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 8A / Online

Eighth-grade Math, second semester.

This course, a continuation of MATH 8A, includes solving expressions and equations; graphing points on a coordinate plane, identifying translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations of a graph; and using ratios, proportions, percents, and decimals. MATH 8B also explores problem-solving strategies and the basic fundamentals of geometry, including angles, triangles, prisms, and cylinders.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 8 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-10180-7.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 8 (Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0544052888. ISBN-10: 0544052889.

Materials

  1. Use the "Save as PDF" or "Export to PDF" command in your word processing software, if applicable.
  2. Use a PDF conversion website such as PDF Converter or your Google Drive account.
  3. One of the most common ways is to use a scanner to scan your pages into a digital document.
  4. Some scanners will allow you to scan your pages and save them as a PDF.
  5. If you are not able to scan to a PDF, you will need to convert your scanned pages to PDF files.
  6. You can do a web search (e.g., Google) for “PDF creator online” to find software.
  7. Use this software to convert your pages to PDF files.
  8. One of the most popular sites is PrimoPDF.
  9. If you have several PDF files, you will need to merge those files into one large.
  10. Only one PDF file can be submitted as your assignment for grading.
  11. Perform a web search for “Merging PDF files” to find online software to complete this task.
  12. PDFMerge is a good site for merging files. Another good resource is ILovePDF.
  13. You can find any of these tools by doing a web search for its name.
  14. You may take a photograph of each assignment page and combine them into a single PDF.
  15. To do this, use a free online service such as Online2PDF.
  16. Be sure to rotate all your images to Portrait (vertical) orientation before creating the PDF.
  17. IMPORTANT: TTU K-12 staff offer limited technical support for scanners, cameras, or PDF software.
  18. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device.
  19. You may also seek direct support from the device manufacturer.
  20. For PDF conversion questions, see the Help files for your software.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH8B-Syllabus

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Exploring Careers, first semester.

Career development is a lifelong pursuit of answers to the questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What am I meant to do with my life? It is vital that students have a clear sense of direction for their career choice. Career planning is a critical step and is essential to success. This course will explore more than 15 different career areas including energy fields, human resources, law, transportation, and more.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

    No textbooks required.

Click to view the course syllabus: MSIC1A-Syllabus

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Exploring Careers, second semester.

Career development is a lifelong pursuit of answers to the questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What am I meant to do with my life? It is vital that students have a clear sense of direction for their career choice. Career planning is a critical step and is essential to success. This course will explore more than 15 different career areas including energy fields, human resources, law, transportation, and more.

Required textbooks (Sold separately)

    No textbooks required.

Click to view the course syllabus: MSIC1B-Syllabus.pdf

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Eighth-grade Science, first semester.

The first semester of Science II is a combined introductory course in Earth science, physical science, and life science. Emphasis is on forces, energy, and energy materials and resources.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Science Level Blue, Grade 8 (Student edition). (2008). Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-877810-0.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI8A-Syllabus

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Eighth-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of SCI 8A. Emphasis is on Earth materials and resources, air, molecules in motion, and life at the cellular level.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Science Level Blue, Grade 8 (Student edition). (2008). Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-07-877810-0.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI8B-Syllabus

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Eighth-grade Social Studies, first semester

This course provides an in-depth study of American history from 1530 to 1816, beginning with the Colonial Period and continuing through the American Revolution, the creation of the Republic through the writing and ratification of the Constitution, and the Jefferson era. Colonization, relationships between ethnic and cultural groups, cause and effect, significant individuals and events, Supreme Court decisions, and even geographical factors are examined. Some lessons require use of map pencils and watercolors.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Appleby, J., Brinkley, A., Broussard, A. S., McPherson, J. M., & Ritchie, D. A. (2003). The American republic to 1877 (Texas student edition). Columbus, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-826476-4.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS8A-Syllabus

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Eighth-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of an in-depth study of American history from 1790 to 1877. Some lessons require use of map pencils and watercolors.

Note: Due to the nature of the lesson assignments for this course, we are unable to accept assignments submitted via e-mail.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Appleby, J., Brinkley, A., Broussard, A. S., McPherson, J. M., & Ritchie, D. A. (2003). The American republic to 1877 (Texas student edition). Columbus, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-826476-4.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS8B-Syllabus

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Middle School Fine Arts

Middle-school Art class, first semester.

Students explore art techniques and experiment with art materials, while gaining an understanding of art concepts. By the end of each lesson, students will have a better understanding of the significance of art in their lives, and they will have produced a finished piece of original art work. Students will be required to purchase a number of art supplies.

Click to view the course syllabus: ARTMS1A-Syllabus

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Middle-school Art class, second semester.

Students explore art techniques and experiment with art materials, while gaining an understanding of art concepts. By the end of each lesson, students will have a better understanding of the significance of art in their lives, and they will have produced a finished piece of original art work. Students will be required to purchase a number of art supplies.

Click to view the course syllabus: ARTMS1B-Syllabus

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Middle-school Digital Art and Design, first semester.

There are so many different types of art in this world (fine art, classical art, visual art) but the impact of digital art and design is all around us, often in ways that you probably aren't even aware of! After taking Digital Art and Design, you'll enjoy a deeper understanding and appreciation for all things digital as you explore this special genre of art found in everything from advertising to animation to photography and beyond. In this course, you'll learn about the evolution of art, the basic principles of art and design, and the role of art in politics and society. Additionally, you will actually create your own digital art and make it come alive. Give your creative side a boost with this Digital Art and Design course.

Click to view the course syllabus: DAMS1A-Syllabus

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Middle-school Digital Art and Design, second semester.

There are so many different types of art in this world (fine art, classical art, visual art) but the impact of digital art and design is all around us, often in ways that you probably aren't even aware of! After taking Digital Art and Design, you'll enjoy a deeper understanding and appreciation for all things digital as you explore this special genre of art found in everything from advertising to animation to photography and beyond. In this course, you'll learn about the evolution of art, the basic principles of art and design, and the role of art in politics and society. Additionally, you will actually create your own digital art and make it come alive. Give your creative side a boost with this Digital Art and Design course.

Click to view the course syllabus: DAMS1B-Syllabus

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Elementary School Courses

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Reading KB

Kindergarten students recognize, pronounce, and write the 26 letters of the alphabet, both lowercase and uppercase. Students learn the difference between individual letters and printed words and blend sounds to make spoken words. Children also learn and apply letter-sound correspondences of a set of consonants and vowels to begin to read.

Phonics/Spelling KB

Kindergarten students learn the difference between individual letters and printed words and how to segment one-syllable words into individual phonemes. Students recognize, pronounce, and write various phonemes and identify consonants and vowels.

Handwriting KB

Kindergarten students learn that handwriting should always take place in an appropriate environment, which includes good lighting, a cleared area, feet on the floor, and good posture. Students know which hand is dominant and begin writing accordingly.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR KA Syllabus

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Kindergarten English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

Reading KB

Kindergarten students recognize and understand that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters and blend sounds to make spoken words. Students understand literary terms by distinguishing between the roles of author and illustrator. Children generate ideas before writing and then write to record ideas and reflections.

Phonics/Spelling KB

Kindergarten students continue to learn the difference between individual letters and printed words and how to segment one-syllable words into individual phonemes. Students use phonological knowledge to map sounds to letters.

Handwriting KB

Kindergarten students continue to learn that handwriting should always take place in an appropriate environment, which includes good lighting, a cleared area, feet on the floor, and good posture. Students know which hand is dominant and write accordingly.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR KB Syllabus

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Kindergarten Mathematics, first semester.

Students learn to tell time to the hour, understand the concept of 1-11, comprehend one more and one less, and make up stories using addition facts to 6. Students also solve problems using deductive reasoning, various measurements, and sets; identify different shapes, sort and group pictures; and use ordinal numbers appropriately.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH KA Syllabus

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Kindergarten Mathematics, second semester.

Kindergarten students learn addition facts to 11, subtraction of two numbers with a minuend less than 7, and how to add and subtract horizontally. Students also recognize the words for the numbers 0-10, 20, 30, 40, and 50; identify items that can be purchased using various coins, find the fastest route from point A to point B, and use nonstandard units to measure objects.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH KB Syllabus

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Kindergarten Science, first semester.

Kindergarten students are naturally curious about the world around them and are constantly interacting with their environment. This 75-day curriculum engages kindergarten students to become scientists as they observe, compare and contrast, ask questions, design experiments, and discover answers about the world around them. We begin our journey by learning to use our five senses to explore and gather information about the world around us. We will use basic science skills such as classifying and sorting as we learn to safely investigate and use technology to perform science experiments.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Texas science fusion: New energy for science! (Digital ed., Vol. K-8, Student edition). (2015). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780544067820
  • Texas science FUSION: New energy for science! (Print ed., Vol. K-8, Write-in student edition). (2015). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-02545-5

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI KA Syllabus

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Kindergarten Science, second semester.

Kindergarten students are naturally curious about the world around them and are constantly interacting with their environment. This 75-day curriculum engages kindergarten students to become scientists as they observe, compare and contrast, ask questions, design experiments, and discover answers about the world around them. We begin our journey by learning to use our five senses to explore and gather information about the world around us. We will use basic science skills such as classifying and sorting as we learn to safely investigate and use technology to perform science experiments.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Texas science fusion: New energy for science! (Digital ed., Vol. K-8, Student edition). (2015). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780544067820
  • Texas science FUSION: New energy for science! (Print ed., Vol. K-8, Write-in student edition). (2015). Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-02545-5

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI KB Syllabus

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Kindergarten Social Studies, first semester.

Kindergarten students learn about the basic human needs of food, shelter, and clothing. Students explore the lives of farmers, Pilgrims, and explorers like Christopher Columbus. Students organize and use information from a variety of sources, sequence and categorize information, and communicate using oral and visual forms.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS KA Syllabus

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Kindergarten Social Studies, second semester.

Kindergarten students identify members of a family, learn about various types of houses, and understand that rules are important. They will explore a variety of occupations and the uniforms and tools used in these jobs. Children also identify the United States flag, various patriotic songs, the capital of the United States, and present and past leaders of the United States, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Franklin.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS KB Syllabus

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First Grade

First-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Language Arts: Reading

First-grade students learn to read independently, place events in a story in sequential order, recall major ideas from a story, and categorize information. Students learn to create new endings to stories, predict outcomes, and set a purpose for reading; answer basic comprehension questions and describe the main idea of a reading passage; and experience challenging vocabulary in the reading sections.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

First-grade students identify and pronounce all 72 phonograms, define and spell vocabulary words from various stories and use them in sentences, and alphabetize words to the second letter. Students use phonological awareness to decode written language.

Language Arts: Handwriting

First-grade students hold a pencil correctly and form all 26 letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase letters in manuscript. Students maintain proper posture while writing and put letters together to form words. Students use Phonics for Reading and Spelling as the handwriting guide.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

First-grade students maintain a personal journal and record original thoughts and ideas on paper. Students write basic sentences, including a capital letter at the beginning and punctuation at the end of the sentence. Students identify contractions and the two words that created them; use the endings /ed/, /s/, and /ing/ properly; and differentiate between verbs and nouns.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 1A Syllabus

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First-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

Language Arts: Reading

First-grade students continue to read independently, place events in a story in sequential order, recall major ideas from a story, and categorize information from a story into a chart. Students continue to predict outcomes, set a purpose for reading, answer basic comprehension questions and describe the main idea of a reading passage.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

First-grade students identify and pronounce all 72 phonograms, define and spell vocabulary words from various stories and use them in sentences, and alphabetize words to the fourth letter. Students use phonological awareness to decode written language.

Language Arts: Handwriting

First-grade students continue to form all 26 letters of the alphabet correctly, both uppercase and lowercase letters. Students maintain proper posture while writing and put letters together to form words. Students use Phonics for Reading and Spelling as the handwriting guide.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

First-grade students continue to maintain a personal journal and record original thoughts and ideas on paper. Students continue to write basic sentences, including a capital letter at the beginning and a period at the end of the sentence. Students identify and use compound words appropriately and understand the different parts of a book.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 1B Syllabus

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First-grade Math, first semester.

First-grade mathematics is the foundation to learning patterns, addition, subtraction, counting, time, and graphs. Math concepts build as the students master each individual concept before moving on to another. The more students practice with numbers, the more they will become confident with the basic concepts taught in this course.

Students will solve addition and subtraction problems; recognize all coins; write number sentences using addition and subtraction; group by 10 when counting; regroup using a number line and counters; select numbers with the greatest and least values; and complete a pattern of shapes.

First-grade students solve addition and subtraction up to 18; recognize all coins, the dollar symbol, and decimal; write number sentences using addition and subtraction; group by 10 when counting; and regroup using a numberline and counters.

Students tell time to within five minutes, measure objects to the nearest inch and centimeter, and recognize number words zero through ninety-nine. Children select numbers with the greatest and least values, complete a pattern of shapes, and understand the concept of fractions.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 1A Syllabus

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First-grade Math, second semester.

First-grade mathematics is the foundation to learning patterns, addition, subtraction, counting, time, and graphs. Math concepts build as the students master each individual concept before moving on to another. The more students practice with numbers, the more they will become confident with the basic concepts taught in this course.

Students will solve addition and subtraction problems; recognize all coins; write number sentences using addition and subtraction; group by 10 when counting; regroup using a number line and counters; select numbers with the greatest and least values; and complete a pattern of shapes.

First-grade students recognize a number series counting by even twos, horizontally add and subtract two-digit numbers, and find the numerator or denominator in a given fraction.

Students write number sentences based on a number line, order numbers, read scales, recognize the days of the week, solve basic word problems, and learn ordinal numbers first through fifth.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 1B Syllabus

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First-grade Science, first semester.

First-grade students identify animal habitats, body parts, sounds, and how they move. Students learn about birds, the different types of eggs they lay, why birds have feathers, which birds fly and which do not, and how they make their homes. Children learn about the process of a tadpole becoming a frog, understand how people lived before the electric light bulb, and identify different modes of transportation. Science lessons are correlated effectively with all the language arts.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 1A Syllabus

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First-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 1A Science.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 1B Syllabus

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First-grade Social Studies, first semester.

First-grade students identify types of homes, construct a model home, and understand what makes a home unique. Students explore different cultures, recognize differences in vegetation grown in a field and a forest, and learn about the geographical and climate differences around the world. Students learn about historical figures like Thomas Edison and Amelia Earhart and explore the contributions these people made to society. Social studies lessons are correlated effectively with all the language arts.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 1A Syllabus

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First-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 1A Social Studies.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 1B Syllabus

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Second Grade

Second-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Second-grade students read independently; make predictions about the ending of a story; place events from a story in sequential order; and read for meaning, entertainment, information, and detail. Students learn to identify cause-and-effect relationships, compare and contrast stories and events, and use context clues to determine the meanings of words. Children identify antonyms and synonyms and use comprehension skills to answer questions about a story.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Second-grade students identify, write, and correctly pronounce all 72 phonograms; use the phonograms to spell short words; alphabetize all given spelling words; and spell words using decoding skills. Students learn to use prefixes and suffixes in writing; identify compound words; and identify contractions, abbreviations, homonyms, helping verbs, and verb tenses.

Language Arts: Handwriting

Second-grade students continue to form all letters and words correctly, both uppercase and lowercase letters in manuscript. Students maintain proper posture while writing and begin to use cursive writing in daily lessons. Students use Phonics for Reading and Spelling as the handwriting guide.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Second-grade students recognize and appropriately use adjectives, nouns, pronouns, adverbs, and present- and past-tense verbs in writing. Students correctly use the articles a and an; use details in writing paragraphs; write using an introduction and a conclusion and to persuade and inform; use commas to separate city and state, dates, and titles; and correctly identify antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms. Children identify the subject and predicate of a sentence, differentiate between common and proper nouns, and properly use singular and plural nouns. They also learn the four types of sentences: interrogative, imperative, exclamatory, and declarative. Students learn to write friendly and business letters.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 2A Syllabus

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Second-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Second-grade students continue to read independently; make predictions about the ending of a story; place events from a story in sequential order; and read for meaning, entertainment, information, and detail. They identify cause and effect relationships, compare and contrast stories and events, and use context clues to determine the meanings of words. Children identify characters and their characteristics in a story, properly use a table of contents, and read sections of a local newspaper.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Second-grade students continue to identify, write, and correctly pronounce all 72 phonograms; use the phonograms to spell short words; alphabetize all given spelling words; and spell words on at least a second-grade level using decoding skills. Students apply spelling words in everyday writing.

Language Arts: Handwriting

Second-grade students continue to form all letters and words correctly, both uppercase and lowercase letters in manuscript. Students maintain proper posture while writing and continue to use manuscript writing in daily lessons. Students use Phonics for Reading and Spelling as the handwriting guide.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Second-grade students continue to recognize and appropriately use adjectives, nouns, pronouns, adverbs, and present- and past-tense verbs in writing. Students correctly use ending punctuation marks, continue to write using an introduction and a conclusion, and write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Children identify the subject and predicate of a sentence, differentiate between common and proper nouns, and properly use singular and plural nouns. Students also learn the four types of sentences: interrogative, imperative, exclamatory, and declarative.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 2B Syllabus

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Second-grade Math, first semester.

Second-grade students make comparisons within the base-10 place value system, solving problems with addition and subtraction within 1,000, and building foundations for multiplication. Students' understanding of base-10 place value includes ideas of counting in units and multiples of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones and a grasp of number relationships.

Students will develop a variety of strategies to use efficient, accurate, and generalizable methods to add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers. Students also will use the relationship between skip counting and equal groups of objects to represent the addition or subtraction of equivalent sets, which builds a strong foundation for multiplication and division.

Second-grade students regroup and solve problems with zero in the tens place. Students tell time to the minute, solve story problems involving money, and correctly use scales and other measuring devices. Students recognize all coins, the days of the week, what a number series is counting by, fractional parts of a group, and basic geometry concepts.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 2A Syllabus

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Second-grade Math, second semester.

Second-grade students learn dollar equivalents and how to regroup using money amounts, recognize any number up to 999, solve multiplication problems with products through 18, regroup through the facts of 18, and regroup in the hundreds place. They find the perimeter and area of an object, compute the date within one week, and solve division and multiplication story problems using pictures. Children learn to use pairs of numbers in solving greater-than and less-than problems, identify odd and even numbers, and identify equal and not equal equations.

Second-grade students learn dollar equivalents and how to regroup using money amounts, recognize any number up to 999, solve multiplication problems with products through 18, regroup through the facts of 18, and regroup in the hundreds place. They find the perimeter and area of an object, compute the date within one week, and solve division and multiplication story problems using pictures. Children learn to use pairs of numbers in solving greater-than and less-than problems, identify odd and even numbers, and identify equal and not equal equations.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 2B Syllabus

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Second-grade Science, first semester.

Second-grade students learn how light travels, about different forms of energy, about the reflection and absorption of light, and how to identify different sources of heat energy. Students identify what causes sound energy, identify what causes day and night, and understand how shadows help people tell time. Children learn about dinosaurs and their physical features; fossils; pollution; endangered species; solids, liquids, and gases; and the traits of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, and spiders.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 2A Syllabus

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Second-grade Science, second semester.

Second-grade students learn how different body parts work together, how the brain receives messages from other parts of the body, how bones support and protect other body parts, and how muscles move bones. Students discover how weather affects our lives, including temperature, wind, heat, clouds, rain, snow, and storms. Children learn about oxygen and carbon dioxide and their effects on plants, animals, and humans. Students identify fresh and salt water, places where icebergs and glaciers are found, and sources of air and water pollution.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 2B Syllabus

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Second-grade Social Studies, first semester.

Second-grade students learn about belonging to a community and various groups in society. Students understand what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America, identify ways Americans honor their country, recognize important symbols and leaders of America, and understand the idea of "one person, one vote." Second-graders learn about the three branches of the U.S. government, identify the main responsibility of each branch, and describe the role of judges in solving problems. Students read a map and use a globe to find continents, countries, oceans, and the equator.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 2A Syllabus

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Second-grade Social Studies, second semester.

Second-grade students learn about community services, manufacturing jobs, and people who make and produce goods and how to predict a likely outcome. Students learn that countries trade goods with one another and gain an understanding of a producer, consumer, and small-business owner. In addition, they are taught the importance of saving money and how to explore job opportunities and research the early history of our country. Children learn to read different types of graphs, use a globe and a map, and explain how people around the world are connected.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 2B Syllabus

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Third Grade

Third-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Third-grade students read stories, poems, myths, fables, tall tales, limericks, plays, biographies, and autobiographies. Students demonstrate a knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, and multi-meaning words, as well as practice different kinds of questions and tasks.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Third-grade students learn the basic sounds that the 72 phonograms make and how to identify vowels and consonants, compound words, root words, and derivatives that are formed by adding prefixes and suffixes. The spelling list includes approximately 500 words from the 1,000 most frequently-used words in literature (from kindergarten level to first-year college).

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Third grade students learn the elements of composition from writing a good paragraph to creating compositions in the five different styles of writing: descriptive, narrative/story-telling, persuasive, compare and contrast, and how-to. Parts of speech, punctuation, and dictionary skills are taught and practiced daily.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 3A Syllabus

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Third-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

Language Arts: Reading

This course is a continuation of ELEM 3A. Additional reading skills and literature are introduced.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Third-grade students continue with the phonics program. New words and phonograms are introduced.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Third grade students continue learning grammatical skills and applying these to further develop composition skills.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 3B Syllabus

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Third-grade Math, first semester.

Third-grade students study number operations, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics, fractions, money, time, and story problems.

They will learn place value through the millions, rounding numbers, fractions, estimating and determining compatible numbers, adding multi-digit numbers, counting money amounts, subtracting multi-digit numbers, strategies to make problem-solving easier, place skip-counting, recognizing and constructing arrays, computing basic multiplication facts, utilizing partial products, multiplying by multiples of tens, multiplying single digits by multiple digits, modeling division, recognizing arrays, computing basic division facts, and working multiple-step problems.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 3 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Math on the Spot, (Interactive Student Edition). Videos in this course are provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 3, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544142527. ISBN-10: 0544142527.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/k12/Go-Math/9780544142527

While the electronic version of this book is available on the publisher's website, we strongly recommend that you purchase a paper textbook.

Required Materials:

  1. 5 bags, resealable plastic
  2. base ten blocks
  3. basketball hoop or wastebasket
  4. basketball or small ball
  5. calculator
  6. card stock
  7. checkers, 12 red and 12 black (or something that can be used as game pieces in checkers; color tiles, Legos, etc.)
  8. color pencils
  9. 25 colored tiles, red and blue
  10. computer with Internet access
  11. construction paper: 12in x 18in:
    • black
    • red
    • blue
    • green
    • yellow
    • orange
    • brown
  12. construction paper: 9in x 12in:
    • red
    • blue
    • green
    • yellow
    • orange
    • white
    • pink
    • purple
    • light blue
    • light green
  13. 20 counters (beans, color tiles, jelly beans, or anything else that can be used as counters)
  14. crayons or color pencils
  15. 5 plastic cups
  16. 3 dice
  17. dry erase board and markers
  18. glue
  19. highlighter
  20. index cards
  21. markers, black, 1 thick and 1 fine
  22. masking tape or painters tape
  23. money, U.S., real or play, several of each:
    • pennies
    • nickels
    • dimes
    • quarters
    • half dollars
  24. multiplication flash cards
  25. number tiles
  26. 3 paper clips
  27. 12 paper plates
  28. paper: lined notebook, plain white
  29. pencils
  30. playing cards, 1 deck
  31. ruler
  32. scissors
  33. Skittles(R) or other candies, small package
  34. sticky notes
  35. transparent tape
  36. white or silver crayon or marker
  37. wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder and lined notebook paper
  38. yarn or ribbon, 2 pieces

Recipe supplies (Day 13):

  • baking powder
  • baking sheet
  • cookie cutters
  • egg
  • flour
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • ground nutmeg
  • molasses
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • salt
  • unsalted butter

Optional

  1. bags, resealable plastic (2 more)
  2. base ten blocks
  3. crayons (red, yellow, green, blue)
  4. pattern blocks

Exam format: Print

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 3A Syllabus

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Third-grade Math, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 3A Mathematics.

Third-grade students will learn problem-solving skills that can be used to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems; how to recognize, create, and use number patterns, picture graphs, and charts; spatial reasoning; classifying two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures; measuring the area and perimeter of geometric figures; the measurement of time, length, capacity, volume, and weight; collecting and organizing data in a logical format; creating and reading graphs; and financial matters.

The introduction of the algebraic process will be useful in many aspects of the course. The student will be working with math challenges to increase his or her number sense skills and knowledge of addition and subtraction facts.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 3 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Math on the Spot, (Interactive Student Edition). Videos in this course are provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 3, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544142527. ISBN-10: 0544142527.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/k12/Go-Math/9780544142527

While the electronic version of this book is available on the publisher's website, we strongly recommend that you purchase a paper textbook.

Required Materials:

  1. balance with gram pieces or a scale that can switch between metric and customary units of measurement
  2. beach ball
  3. bottle, 1-liter (measurement labels should be removed)
  4. bowl, small
  5. bread, loaf (or something that weighs about a pound)
  6. bread, slice (or something that weighs about an ounce)
  7. calculator
  8. candy, student's favorite, 1 bag
  9. clock manipulative
  10. coin with heads and tails
  11. color tiles, 25
  12. colored pencils
  13. containers or measuring cups: 1 cup, 1 pint, and 1 quart
  14. crayons or colored pencils
  15. dice, 6
  16. Double Nine dominoes
  17. dry erase board and markers
  18. empty milk jug (or other one-gallon container)
  19. eye dropper or pipette, 1 milliliter
  20. food coloring
  21. geoboard
  22. geometric solids
  23. glasses, 2
  24. gum, 1 package
  25. hole punch
  26. index cards, 20
  27. Jenga(R)
  28. Legos(R)
  29. marker, black, permanent
  30. marshmallows, small, 1 bag
  31. measuring tape
  32. mechanical pencils, 1 box (or something that is of interest to your student)
  33. mobile device
  34. money, real or play (3 ten-dollar bills, 5 five-dollar bills, and 10 one-dollar bills)
  35. multiplication flash cards
  36. number tiles
  37. paper clip, small (or something that has a mass of about one gram)
  38. paper plates, 4
  39. paper: construction (9” × 12”, light color is better), lined notebook
  40. pattern blocks
  41. pencils
  42. picture of student's favorite video game or picture of a pair of shoes that would interest the student
  43. playing cards, 1 deck
  44. rubber bands
  45. ruler
  46. Skittles(R) or other candies, small bag
  47. small objects to weigh (ping pong ball, pencil, scissors, eraser, etc.)
  48. sticky notes, small, 15
  49. subtraction flash cards
  50. tangrams
  51. tape
  52. toothpicks
  53. wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder and lined notebook paper
  54. yarn, 4 pieces, each 2 feet long
  55. Optional:
    • ball (or something shaped like a sphere)
    • can of food (or something shaped like a cylinder)
    • card stock
    • domino (or something shaped like a rectangular prism)
    • number cube (or something shaped like a cube)
    • party hat or an ice cream cone (or something shaped like a cone)
    • pyramid-shaped paper weight or cuff links (or something shaped like a square pyramid)
    • Toblerone(R) candy bar (or something shaped like a triangular prism)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 3B / Online

Third-grade Science, first semester.

Third-grade students identify simple systems and the roles the various parts play. They study how the Earth is changed by natural forces and how the different states of matter are identified. They will also study habitats, adaptations, inherited traits, renewable and non-renewable natural resources, and planets and their positions in the solar system.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 3A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 3A / Online

Third-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 3A Science.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 3B Syllabus

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Third-grade Social Studies, first semester.

Third-grade students learn about individuals like Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Christopher Columbus, Rene Auguste Chouteau, and other explorers who created new communities. This leads to the study of government: the purpose of government; the structure of local, state, and national government; democratic principles and processes; patriotic identity; and the importance of civic responsibility.

Students study climate, landforms, and natural resources and learn to use a scale, compass rose, grid, and symbols to locate places on maps and globes. They study cultural celebrations in the United States and other nations and gain an understanding of human relationships between and among cultures.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 3A Syllabus

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Third-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 3A Social Studies.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 3B Syllabus

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Fourth Grade

Fourth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Fourth-grade students read from a variety of sources including fiction and nonfiction novels, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines. They begin to read to learn, as well as to realize the joy of reading. There are many opportunities to determine the main idea, identify supporting details, interpret figurative language, and describe mental images that text descriptions evoke.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Fourth-grade students review the phonics program from the third grade, recall the basic sounds that the 72 phonograms make, and identify vowels and consonants. They also learn how to use compound words, root words, and derivatives that are formed by adding prefixes and suffixes. There is an in-depth study of helping verbs, action verbs, and verb tenses, with particular attention given to irregular verbs. The spelling list for fourth grade includes the final 500 words of the 1,000 most frequently-used words in literature, as well as 120 words from a challenge list.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Fourth-grade students delve in-depth into grammar concepts through a sequential program that is enjoyable and purposeful. Students will use grammar as a tool for writing and speaking effectively. They will extend their composition skills by creating compositions to inform, tell a story, persuade, compare and contrast, and tell how to do something. Students are encouraged to develop their own unique style of writing as they apply grammatical concepts to their compositions.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 4A Syllabus

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Fourth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Continues with reading skills introduced in ELAR 4A. Introduces additional literature.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Continues to apply basic phonics skills, introduces additional spelling words, and includes a word study using Latin and Greek prefixes and root words.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Continues to apply learned grammatical skills and extends composition experiences.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 4B Syllabus

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Fourth-grade Math, first semester.

The first semester of MATH 4 will help fourth-grade students master decimals, multiplying whole numbers, and dividing whole numbers. Students will take what they learn about decimals, multiplication, and addition and apply some of that to working with time and money. Students will also learn how to keep track of whole number and decimal information with tools like frequency tables and stem-and-leaf plots.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Math on the Spot, (Interactive Student Edition). Videos in this course are provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544142428. ISBN-10: 054414242X.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/k12/Go-Math/9780544142428

While the electronic version of this book is available on the publisher's website, we strongly recommend that you purchase a paper textbook.

Required Materials:

  1. a scanner and software to create PDFs
  2. 50 markers of some type (pennies, color tiles, etc.)
  3. base-ten blocks
  4. clocks or watches, one analog and one digital
  5. colored pencils
  6. envelope or paper pocket
  7. glue or tape
  8. graph paper (1 cm)
  9. index cards
  10. lined notebook paper
  11. number cube (die)
  12. pencils and erasers
  13. plastic zip-close bag
  14. scissors
  15. spiral notebook or three-ring binder for a journal
  16. timer or stopwatch

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 4A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 4A / Online

Fourth-grade Math, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 4A Mathematics.

The second semester of MATH 4 will help fourth-grade students master fractions and some basic concepts in geometry. The first part of this semester will help students review and build on their skills. The second part will help them start thinking about number patterns and rules, ideas that can help students understand ideas in geometry. The course concludes with money and budgeting.

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Math on the Spot, (Interactive Student Edition). Videos in this course are provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544142428. ISBN-10: 054414242X.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/k12/Go-Math/9780544142428

While the electronic version of this book is available on the publisher's website, we strongly recommend that you purchase a paper textbook.

Required Materials:

  1. a scanner and software to create PDFs
  2. lined notebook paper
  3. pencils and erasers
  4. spiral notebook or three-ring binder for a journal

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 4B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 4B / Online

Fourth-grade Science, first semester.

Continues study of systems and what happens when part of a system is removed. Teaches metamorphosis, properties of matter, conduction, density, and buoyancy. Also explains habitats within ecosystems, adaptations for survival and reproduction, and basic human needs.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 4A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 4A / Online

Fourth-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 4A Science.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 4B Syllabus

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Fourth-grade Social Studies, first semester.

Begins study of Texas as students read about significant leaders like Stephen F. Austin, David Crockett, Sam Houston, Jose Antonio Navarro, and Lorenzo de Zavala, and their contributions to Texas history. Teaches basic facts about the founding of Texas as a republic, the Texas Declaration of Independence, the Texas Constitution, and the Treaty of Velasco. Also covers in great detail the development of the free enterprise system in Texas and the effects of immigration and migration on economic development and growth of the state.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 4A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 4A / Online

Fourth-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 4A Social Studies.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 4B Syllabus

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Fifth Grade

Fifth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Fifth-grade students judge the logic of stories and identify the purpose of different types of texts: to inform, influence, express, and entertain. They describe how the author's perspective affects the text, and they produce research projects using visuals to support meaning.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Fifth-grade students review phonics skills through spelling and writing activities. The spelling word lists are developed around phonics elements, spelling patterns, and high-frequency words. Writing is integrated in the independent activities, allowing the student to apply correct spelling skills. Weekly assessments include writing sentences from dictation.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Fifth-grade students write to express, influence, inform, and entertain. They generate ideas, develop drafts, revise and edit drafts, proofread, refine, and publish their work. Grammar concepts such as the eight parts of speech, types of sentences, capitalization, and punctuation are covered throughout the language arts curriculum.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

Texas Treasures: A Reading/Language Arts Program:

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-200028-8

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Practice Book, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-206206-4

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Grammar and Writing Handbook, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-201078-2

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Grammar Practice Book, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-206326-9

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Phonics and Spelling Practice Book, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-208017-4

 

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 5A Syllabus

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Fifth-grade English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

Language Arts: Reading

Fifth-grade students reading Literature: Texas Treasures are exposed to more concepts.

Language Arts: Phonics/Spelling

Fifth-grade students continue to apply learned grammatical skills in writing.

Language Arts: Grammar/Composition

Fifth-grade students are introduced to new grammar applications.

Required textbooks (Sold separately):

Texas Treasures: A Reading/Language Arts Program:

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-200028-8

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Practice Book, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-206206-4

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Grammar and Writing Handbook, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-201078-2

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Grammar Practice Book, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-206326-9

 

 

  • August, D., & Wilhelm, J. D. (2011). Literature: Texas Treasures Phonics and Spelling Practice Book, Grade 5. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill/Glencoe. ISBN 978-0-02-208017-4

 

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 5B Syllabus

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Fifth-grade Math, first semester.

Welcome to MATH 5A!

Using this curriculum, you will be engaged in problem-solving, learning new mathematical concepts, practicing skills, and reading literature to reinforce mathematical concepts. This semester will help you master place value and fractions operations and algebraic reasoning. Take as much time as you need to understand these concepts, and don't worry if it's a little difficult at first. Watch the instructional videos as many times as you need before you try the homework assignments.

You'll take what you learn about place value and fractions operations and algebraic reasoning and apply some of that to working with distance and money. You'll also learn how to keep track of whole number, fraction, and decimal information with tools like fraction strips and hundreds charts. By the end of the semester, you should have a lot experience thinking about place value and fractions operations and algebraic reasoning.

Materials

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Math on the Spot, (Interactive Student Edition). Videos in this course are provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544140929. ISBN-10: 0544140923.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/k12/Go-Math/9780544140929

While the electronic version of this book is available on the publisher's website, we strongly recommend that you purchase a paper textbook.

Other required materials:

  1. Bar Graph
  2. Base-ten blocks
  3. Centimeter cubes or sugar cubes
  4. Centimeter ruler
  5. Color cube (may tape colors to number cube)
  6. Color Pencils
  7. Coordinate Grid
  8. Counters or other object to cover each shape on the grid (Beans or skittles could be used.)
  9. Cup (with liter measurements)
  10. Dotted graph paper
  11. Fahrenheit thermometer
  12. Glue
  13. Glue Stick
  14. Graph Paper
  15. Highlighters 2 different colors
  16. Ice Cubes
  17. Markers
  18. Math Journal
  19. Metric Measures
  20. Notebook paper
  21. Number cube
  22. Pencil
  23. Protractor
  24. Quadrilaterals
  25. Ruler (with inches and centimeters)
  26. Scissors
  27. Sticky notes
  28. Stopwatch (may use a clock, computer or smart phone, if one is not available)
  29. Unit Cubes (Sugar cubes may be used, if unit cubes are not available)
  30. Water
  31. White board
  32. Wide-ruled spiral notebook
  33. Yardstick
  34. Zip top bags

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 5A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 5A / Online

Fifth-grade Math, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 5A Mathematics.

Welcome to MATH 5B! Using this curriculum, you will be engaged in problem-solving, learning new mathematical concepts, practicing skills, and reading literature to reinforce mathematical concepts. This semester will help you master solving for area, perimeter, volume, converting units of measure, data analysis, and personal financial literacy.

You'll take what you learn about measurement, data analysis, and personal financial literacy and apply some of that to working with measurement conversion and money. You'll also learn how to use graphs and frequency tables to organize real world problems. By the end of the semester, you should have a lot experience thinking about and analyzing data, measurement, and financial understanding.

Materials

Required textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Math on the Spot, (Interactive Student Edition). Videos in this course are provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, E. B., Dixon, J. K., Kanold, T. D., Larson, M. R., Leinwand, S. J., & Sandoval-Martinez, M. E. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544140929. ISBN-10: 0544140923.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/k12/Go-Math/9780544140929

While the electronic version of this book is available on the publisher's website, we strongly recommend that you purchase a paper textbook.

Other required materials:

  1. Bar Graph
  2. Base-ten blocks
  3. Centimeter cubes or sugar cubes
  4. Centimeter ruler
  5. Color cube (may tape colors to number cube)
  6. Color Pencils
  7. Coordinate Grid
  8. Counters or other object to cover each shape on the grid (Beans or skittles could be used.)
  9. Cup (with liter measurements)
  10. Dotted graph paper
  11. Fahrenheit thermometer
  12. Glue
  13. Glue Stick
  14. Graph Paper
  15. Highlighters 2 different colors
  16. Ice Cubes
  17. Markers
  18. Math Journal
  19. Metric Measures
  20. Notebook paper
  21. Number cube
  22. Pencil
  23. Protractor
  24. Quadrilaterals
  25. Ruler (with inches and centimeters)
  26. Scissors
  27. Sticky notes
  28. Stopwatch (may use a clock, computer or smart phone, if one is not available)
  29. Unit Cubes (Sugar cubes may be used, if unit cubes are not available)
  30. Water
  31. White board
  32. Wide-ruled spiral notebook
  33. Yardstick
  34. Zip top bags

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 5B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 5B / Online

Fifth-grade Science, first semester.

Teaches students to use the scientific process to conduct investigations. Also, students predict adaptations for survival in changing environments and describe changes that occur in cycles. Covers physical properties, changes in matter, and in the different forms of energy.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 5A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 5A / Online

Fifth-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 5A Science.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 5B Syllabus

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Fifth-grade Social Studies, first semester.

Teaches the story of America from the first Americans to America today. Students study the causes and effects of European colonization in the United States and the conflict between American colonies and Great Britain that led to American independence. Emphasizes the changes that took place in the 19th century in the U.S.; the Industrial Revolution, U.S. territorial expansion, effects of the Civil War; 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution; and the mechanization of agriculture.

Government study includes representative government as established in the American colonies, the Mayflower Compact, the Virginia House of Burgesses, and the importance of the Declaration of Independence. Helps students develop an understanding of patriotic identity, democratic principles and processes, and the responsibilities of citizens.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 5A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 5A / Online

Fifth-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 5A Social Studies.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 5B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 5B / Online

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