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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.

The students' evaluation of their own writing as well as the writing of others ensures that students completing this course are able to analyze and discuss published and unpublished pieces of writing, develop peer and self-assessments for effective writing, and set their own goals as writers.

Click to view the course syllabus: CRTVWRTG Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CRTVWR / Online

High-school Freshman English, first semester.

English 1A focuses on reading and writing skills, building on what you've learned before and laying a foundation for more advanced work in future English courses. You'll read a variety of texts to think about author purpose, techniques and tools used, and how we use language and stories to convey meaning. You'll use what you learn in your own writing. Broadly speaking, this course covers:

  • narrative, argumentative, persuasive, and informational writing;
  • editing skills, with particular emphasis on the use of commas and pronoun-antecedent agreement;
  • research skills and the research process, including how to evaluate and cite sources as well as how to effectively integrate various media into writing; and
  • textual elements that give clues to the author's purpose, such as structural choices, theme, imagery, symbolism, word choice, and so on.

Required Textbooks (Sold separately):

  • Digital: myPerspectives Texas English Language Arts, Grade 9 (or English 1). (2021). Pearson. ISBN: 9781418307622.
  • Lee, Harper. (2002). To Kill a Mockingbird (any edition)

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 1A / Online

High-school Freshman English, second semester.

English 1B focuses on reading and writing skills, building on what you've learned before and laying a foundation for more advanced work in future English courses. You'll read a variety of texts to think about author purpose, techniques and tools used, and how we use language and stories to convey meaning. You'll use what you learn in your own writing. Broadly speaking, this course covers:

  • textual elements that give clues to the author's purpose, particularly differences in structure such as plot and paragraph structure for different types of narrative, informational writing, argument, and so on;
  • other textual elements, such as oxymorons and irony, that give clues to author purpose;
  • editing skills, with particular emphasis on the use of commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, and pronoun-antecedent agreement;
  • writing shorter essays with tips on writing in timed circumstances; and
  • use of other media to convey ideas, such as recording a presentation that uses a visual component and a storyboard of a novel.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Digital: myPerspectives Texas English Language Arts, Grade 9 (or English 1). (2021). Pearson. ISBN: 9781418307622.
  • Orwell, George, Animal Farm (any edition)

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 1B / Online

High-school Sophomore English, first semester.

Reading literature is about more than learning to identify plot points or define literary terms. In English 2A, you will read a variety of texts that will help you learn these formal elements, but you'll also think about how these texts relate to the world and what they can teach us about it. Along the way, you'll practice your writing and revising skills, preparing you to be a better writer on your own.

There are three units, each one with a major writing assignment, a journal, a discussion board, and a unit test. Instructional material will consist of text or videos that will help support you in completing these assignments.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Digital: myPerspectives Texas English Language Arts, Grade 10 (or English 2). (2021). Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-418-32885-6.
  • Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein (any edition)
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Scarlet Letter (any edition)

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 2A / Online

High-school Sophomore English, second semester.

Reading literature is about more than learning to identify plot points or define literary terms. In English 2B, students will read a variety of texts that will help them learn these formal elements, but they will also think about how these texts relate to the world and what they can teach us about it. Along the way, students will practice writing and revising skills, preparing them to be a better writer on their own.

There are four units, each one with a major writing assignment, a journal, and a discussion board, with a unit test in every other unit. Instructional material will consist of text or videos that will help support students in completing these assignments.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Digital: myPerspectives Texas English Language Arts, Grade 10 (or English 2). (2021). Pearson. ISBN: 978-1-418-32885-6.
  • Shakespeare, William, King Lear (any edition; digital/online options are listed in the course)

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 2B / Online

High-school Junior English, first semester.

In this course, you will learn about literature and rhetoric from American history. The course uses historical documents, speeches, and pieces of literature to examine the art of rhetoric, learn about transcendentalism, and understand the power behind words.

You will cover the following topics:

  • rhetoric and persuasive arguments;
  • analyzing fiction and nonfiction works for message, purpose, and themes;
  • transcendentalism in American literature; and
  • speeches of historical leaders.

You will learn how to ask questions, analyze, read for comprehension and discussion, and explore historic pieces of literature, documents, and speeches through a variety of assignments and tasks in the sub-units of each of the three units.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: My Perspectives, English Language Arts III. (2021). Paramus, NJ: Savvas Learning Company. ISBN: 978-1-41-830560-4

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 3A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 3A / Online

High-school Junior English, second semester.

This course is a survey of different literary genres with a focus on American authors. We will learn about the importance of place, and how experiences in new places shape our identity; the impact of fear on individuals and groups; and the power of a narrative to better understand the human condition by reading short stories, plays, and expository texts. 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Digital: My Perspectives, English Language Arts III. (2021). Paramus, NJ: Savvas Learning Company. ISBN: 978-1-41-830560-4

This course is recommended for students in 11th grade.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 3B / Online

High-school Senior English, first semester.

English IV is a chronological study of the development of British literature through various genres including: non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and excerpts from various dramas and novels. The purpose of this course is to provide students opportunities to study the author's craft using texts of appropriate complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. In addition, students will continue to develop and use vocabulary and grammar skills. English IV students are expected to produce coherent and well organized writing using the writing process.

In these lessons, you will read stories and respond to these stories in your online journal. Each journal entry is geared to help you become a better reader. You will learn new vocabulary and how to use it when reading and writing. You will become a more skillful reader by improving your reading skills in such areas as analyzing, making inferences, drawing conclusions, interpreting, and summarizing the things you read.

You will also become more proficient in spelling, grammar, and mechanics. Communication is a two-way street. Not only must you understand what is written or spoken, you must learn how to use the English language so that others can understand you, whether it is through writing or speaking. I will guide you through the course so that you will have the opportunity to learn how to write successfully for a variety of purposes. You will also study principles of grammar as they relate to writing, spelling patterns, and reading.

The main themes of ENG 4A are the concepts of heroism, society, and reflection. We will explore what makes a hero, how to effectively reflect on society, how to look to the future while also reflecting on the past, and much more through a combination of writing and reading practice.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: myPerspectives Texas English Language Arts, Grade 12 (or English 4). (2021). Paramus, NJ: Savvas Learning Company. ISBN: 978-1-41-832729-3.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 4A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENG 4A / Online

High-school Senior English, second semester.

English IV is a chronological study of the development of British literature through various genres including: non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and excerpts from various dramas and novels. The purpose of this course is to provide students opportunities to study the author's craft using texts of appropriate complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. In addition, students will continue to develop and use vocabulary and grammar skills. English IV students are expected to produce coherent and well organized writing using the writing process.

In these lessons, you will read stories and respond to these stories in your online journal. Each journal entry is geared to help you become a better reader. You will learn new vocabulary and how to use it when reading and writing. You will become a more skillful reader by improving your reading skills in such areas as analyzing, making inferences, drawing conclusions, interpreting, and summarizing the things you read.

You will also become more proficient in spelling, grammar, and mechanics. Communication is a two-way street. Not only must you understand what is written or spoken, you must learn how to use the English language so that others can understand you, whether it is through writing or speaking. I will guide you through the course so that you will have the opportunity to learn how to write successfully for a variety of purposes. You will also study principles of grammar as they relate to writing, spelling patterns, and reading.

The main themes of ENG 4B are the concepts of perspective, the individual in society, and home. We will explore different perspectives of how to look at things, identity and how one comes to discover who he or she is, ideas relating to place and where and how one establishes a home, and much more through a combination of writing and reading practice.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: myPerspectives Texas English Language Arts, Grade 12 (or English 4). (2021). Paramus, NJ: Savvas Learning Company. ISBN: 978-1-41-832729-3.

Click to view the course syllabus: ENG 4B 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: PRACTWR A 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: PRACTWR B 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: PSPKG 3A 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: PSPKG 3B 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):

    • 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, ruler, No. 2 pencils, blank scratch paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ALG 1A 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):

    • 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, ruler, No. 2 pencils, blank scratch paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ALG 1B 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):

    • 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: ALG 2A 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):

    • 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: ALG 2B 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: ALGREA A 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: ALGREA B 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):

  • 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: GEOM 1A 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • 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: GEOM 1B 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: MTHMOD 1A 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: MTHMOD 1B 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 (TI-89, TI-92, or any calculator with a CAS is not allowed on the exam, so please don't use one in the course, either)
  • a scanner and software to create PDFs

Click to view the course syllabus: PRECALC 1A 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 (TI-89, TI-92, or any calculator with a CAS is not allowed on the exam, so please don't use one in the course, either)
  • a scanner and software to create PDFs

Click to view the course syllabus: PRECALC 1B 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.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASTRMY 1A 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.

Click to view the course syllabus: ASTRMY 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASTR 1B / Online

High-school Biology, first semester.

In Biology 1A, students will work through the first four units of the biology textbook. Topics covered include the science of biology, the nature and chemistry of life, our biosphere, ecosystems and communities, populations of organisms, humans in the biosphere, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration and fermentation, cell growth and division, genetics, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, human heredity, and genetic engineering.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

The requireddigital textbook for this course is:

  • Miller, Kenneth R., and Joseph S. Levine. (2015). Biology. Texas Edition. 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.

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 Savvas 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:

  • Miller, Kenneth R., and Joseph S. Levine. (2015). Biology. Texas Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317640-7, ISBN-10: 0-13-317640-1.

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

We will cover all the TEKS required by the state of Texas. It is essential that your textbook be the Texas version. All page numbers and referrals will be to that version.

Required Materials:

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

Exam format: online (in Blackboard)

Click to view the course syllabus: BIO 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH BIO 1A / Online

High-school Biology, second semester.

In Biology 1B, students will work through the last three units of the biology textbook. Topics covered include Darwin's theory of evolution, the evolution of populations, classification of organisms, the history of life on Earth, viruses and prokaryotes, protists and fungi, plant structure and function, plant reproduction and response, animal evolution and diversity, feeding relationships among animals, the interactions of various body systems in animals, animal behavior, and the human body.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

The requireddigital textbook for this course is:

  • Miller, Kenneth R., and Joseph S. Levine. (2015). Biology. Texas Edition. 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.

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 Savvas 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:

  • Miller, Kenneth R., and Joseph S. Levine. (2015). Biology. Texas Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317640-7, ISBN-10: 0-13-317640-1.

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

We will cover all the TEKS required by the state of Texas. It is essential that your textbook be the Texas version. All page numbers and referrals will be to that version.

Required Materials:

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

Exam format: online (in Blackboard)

Click to view the course syllabus: BIO 1B 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

Required Textbook (sold separately):

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: CHEM 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CHEM 1A / Online

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

Required Textbook (sold separately):

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: CHEM 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH CHEM 1B / Online

High-school Environmental Systems, first semester.

In this first semester of Environmental Systems, students will work through the first three units of the science textbook: Introduction to Environmental Science; Ecology; and Populations.

Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats, ecosystems and biomes, interrelationships among resources and an environmental system, sources and flow of energy through an environmental system, relationship between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems, and changes in environments.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

This course uses the following digital science textbook:

  • Heithaus, M. R., & Arms, K. (2013). Environmental science. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0-544-14859-8

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.

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

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

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: ENVIRSYS 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENVS 1A / Online

High-school Environmental Systems, second semester.

In this second semester of Environmental Systems, students will work through the last three units of the science textbook: Water, Air, and Land; Mineral & Energy Resources; and Our Health & Our Future.

Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats, ecosystems and biomes, interrelationships among resources and an environmental system, sources and flow of energy through an environmental system, relationship between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems, and changes in environments.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

This course uses the following digital science textbook:

  • Heithaus, M. R., & Arms, K. (2013). Environmental science. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0-544-14859-8

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.

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

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

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: ENVIRSYS 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ENVS 1B / Online

High-school Forensic Science, first semester.

Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

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.

Click to view the course syllabus: FORENSCI 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FOREN1A / Online

High-school Forensic Science, second semester.

Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

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.

Click to view the course syllabus: FORENSCI 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FOREN1B / Online

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.

Click to view the course syllabus: IPC 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH IPC 1A / Online

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.

Click to view the course syllabus: IPC 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH IPC 1B / Online

High-school Physics, first semester.

This course will provide students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, math for physics, energy, kinetics, force and motion, momentum, gravitation, chemistry for physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, and cosmology.

Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.

Required Textbooks:

There are no required textbooks. All course material is found within the Blackboard course.

Click to view the course syllabus: PHYSICS 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PHY 1A / Online

High-school Physics, second semester.

This course will provide students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, math for physics, energy, kinetics, force and motion, momentum, gravitation, chemistry for physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, and cosmology.

Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.

Required Textbooks:

There are no required textbooks. All course material is found within the Blackboard course.

Click to view the course syllabus: PHYSICS 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH PHY 1B / Online

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 978-0-02-145166-1

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.

Click to view the course syllabus: ECO-FE Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ECO-FE / Online

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):

  • Richard C. Remy, et al. (2016). United States Government (Texas Ed., 16th). Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-02-135791-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-828568-4.

Click to view the course syllabus: GOVT Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GOVT / Online

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 (sold separately):

  • 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: 978-0-07-660856-0.

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: US HIST 1A 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 (sold separately):

  • 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: 978-0-07-660856-0.

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: US HIST 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH USHIS1B / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Boehm, R.G. (2016). World Geography. Bothell, WA: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-02-143345-2.

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

Click to view the course syllabus: WGEO 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH WGEO 1A / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Boehm, R.G. (2016). World Geography. Bothell, WA: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN: 978-0-02-143345-2.

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

Click to view the course syllabus: WGEO 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH WGEO 1B / Online

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 (sold separately):

  • Spielvogel, J. J. (2016). World History: Texas Edition. Glencoe Publishing Co. ISBN: 978-0-07-660601-6.

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.

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

    • Spielvogel, J.J. (2016). World History: Texas Edition. Glencoe Publishing Co. ISBN: 978-0-07-660599-6.

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: WHIST 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH WHIS 1A / Online

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 (sold separately):

  • Spielvogel, J. J. (2016). World History: Texas Edition. Glencoe Publishing Co. ISBN: 978-0-07-660601-6.

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.

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

    • Spielvogel, J.J. (2016). World History: Texas Edition. Glencoe Publishing Co. ISBN: 978-0-07-660599-6.

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: WHIST 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH WHIS 1B / Online

Physical Education

High-school Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Pursuits, second semester.

In this course, you will achieve two main goals. The first one is to help you develop positive attitudes toward physical fitness, and the second one is to help you understand the scientific principles that govern physical fitness and wellness. Physical education is not just dribbling a basketball down the court or running around the block; it encompasses much more. Physical education reflects the quality of a person's life, the attainment of well-being, and the resources necessary to develop and participate in a healthy lifestyle throughout a lifetime.

Lessons will require written assignments, and many will also include physical fitness assessments, wellness assessments, and activities.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Corbin, Charles B., and Lindsey, Ruth (2014). Fitness for Life (updated 6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ISBN 978-1-4504-0022-0 (hardback) or ISBN 978-1-4504-9753-4 (paperback).

Click to view the course syllabus: LIFEFIT Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH LIFEFIT / Online

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 1 Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for HIGH PEEQ1 / Online.

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 2 Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for HIGH PEEQ2 / Online.

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 3 Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for HIGH PEEQ3 / Online.

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 4 Syllabus

These courses are restricted to Full-time students only. Please contact your TTU K-12 Advisor to register for HIGH PEEQ4 / Online.

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: ASL 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASL 1A / Online

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: ASL 1B 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: ASL 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASL 2A / Online

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: ASL 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ASL 2B / Online

High-school French Level 1, first semester.

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: FRENCH 1A 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: FRENCH 1B 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: FRENCH 2A 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: FRENCH 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH FREN 2B / Online

High-school German Level 1, first semester.

The first section of German I will utilize the first half of the textbook, Deutsch Aktuell 1. We will begin with Kapitel (chapter) 1 as the first lesson, then continue through Kapitel 6. Kapitel 7-12 will be covered in the German 1B course.

During this course, students will learn basic German vocabulary and grammar. We will incorporate listening, speaking, and reading activities in addition to written assignments. The goal should be that, by the end of this course, students are able to participate in basic conversations, as well as read and write in German. This semester is, of course, the beginning, but each lesson and semester builds upon the previous ones.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 1, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8076-7.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 1 Workbook, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8078-1.

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.

The following recording/formatting software is available in various platforms:

Windows & Linux

Mac

Online

(free; great for Chromebook users; record and download audio file securely)

Software-Specific Instructions

Instructions for Windows Voice Recorder, Mac QuickTime and Voice Memos, and Linux Audio Recorder are linked above. For other software, please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH GERM 1A / Online

High-school German Level 1, second semester.

This semester is an extension of the introductory course (German 1A) and lessons continue to build upon the previous ones. German 1B, the second section of German I, will utilize the second half of the textbook, Deutsch Aktuell 1. We will begin with Kapitel (chapter) 7 in the first lesson, then continue through Kapitel 12 in twelve lessons (the last of which is a research project).

During this course, students will continue to learn basic German vocabulary and grammar. We will incorporate listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in the lesson assignments. The goal should be that, by the end of this course, students are able to participate in basic conversations, as well as read and write in German.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 1, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8076-7.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 1 Workbook, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8078-1.

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.

The following recording/formatting software is available in various platforms:

Windows & Linux

Mac

Online

(free; great for Chromebook users; record and download audio file securely)

Software-Specific Instructions

Instructions for Windows Voice Recorder, Mac QuickTime and Voice Memos, and Linux Audio Recorder are linked above. For other software, please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN 1B 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8089-7.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2 Workbook, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8091-0.

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.

The following recording/formatting software is available in various platforms:

Windows & Linux

Mac

Online

(free; great for Chromebook users; record and download audio file securely)

Software-Specific Instructions

Instructions for Windows Voice Recorder, Mac QuickTime and Voice Memos, and Linux Audio Recorder are linked above. For other software, please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN 2A 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8089-7.
  • Kraft, Wolfgang S. Deutsch Aktuell 2 Workbook, 7th edition (2017). St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-8219-8091-0.

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.

The following recording/formatting software is available in various platforms:

Windows & Linux

Mac

Online

(free; great for Chromebook users; record and download audio file securely)

Software-Specific Instructions

Instructions for Windows Voice Recorder, Mac QuickTime and Voice Memos, and Linux Audio Recorder are linked above. For other software, please refer to your software help files for specific instructions on how to format your audio file.

Click to view the course syllabus: GERMAN 2B 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: SPANISH 1A 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: SPANISH 1B 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: SPANISH 2A 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: SPANISH 2B 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 slang, 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 language.

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: SPANISH 3A 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 slang, 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 language.

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: SPANISH 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH SPAN 3B / Online

High School Fine Arts

High-school Art, first semester.

Do you know anyone who is an artist? Have you ever created art? Before you answer those questions, let's define the words “art” and “artist.” Art is a very broad category which includes music, dance, drama, and visual art. Our purpose in this course is to explore the two-dimensional visual arts, such as painting and drawing. Many books have been written on the subject, but basically art is anything that has been created by an artist for visual interest or enjoyment. Exactly what does that mean? Artists create art to communicate ideas, emotions, or visual concepts. As you explore the realm of art through this course, you will develop your own perception of what art is and is not.

In the art classroom, there are usually three basic types of art student: the one who has never really thought about art but must have the course as a graduation requirement, the one who likes the idea of making art but has never had the opportunity, and the one who has had previous formal art training. Whatever category in which you place yourself, we hope you will find the course challenging and rewarding. You will learn about different types of art and different ways of making art with a variety of techniques and materials.

Now, back to the original question — do you know anyone who is an artist? Of course you do. Artists are all around you. In fact, you're an artist — or you soon will be!

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.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials:

  • #2 wood pencil
  • 1" 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)
  • Compass
  • Container for water
  • Fine-line black felt-tip marker
  • Magazines
  • 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)
  • 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

Click to view the course syllabus: ART 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ART 1A / Online

High-school Art, second semester.

When you first think of art, you may think of drawings and paintings. These are two-dimensional artworks, and they were the primary focus of ART 1A. However, many artists go beyond working on a flat surface and create three-dimensional art such as pottery, sculpture, and crafts. In ART 1B you will explore different media such as clay, wire, and papier-mâché to create your artworks.

Even though most of the studio projects in this course are three-dimensional, drawing will still be important in planning your art. The elements of art and principles of design are just as essential when building a sculpture as they are when producing a painting.

You will not only be creating art but also gaining knowledge of the importance of art and artists throughout history. You will also learn to look at art more carefully and make informed judgments about what an artist is trying to achieve.

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.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

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
  • 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
  • Pink Pearl® eraser
  • 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)

You will need a variety of optional materials for some of the lessons; most of these will be common household objects.

Click to view the course syllabus: ART 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ART 1B / Online

High-school Art in World Cultures, first semester.

Art tells a story. Go on a journey from prehistoric times when humans first began creating art, to ancient Roman, early Christian, and Medieval periods. Explore the artistic characteristics of the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and more. Learn the elements and design principles of art, and learn about some of the greatest artists in the world, while creating your own art, both on paper and digitally. It's time to tell your story through art.

Textbook and Materials:

No textbook or materials are required.

Click to view the course syllabus: ART 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ART 2A / Online

High-school Art in World Cultures, second semester.

Who is the greatest artist of all time? Is it Leonardo DaVinci? Claude Monet? Michelangelo? Pablo Picasso? Is the greatest artist of all time someone whose name has been lost to history? You will learn about some of the greatest artists while also creating art of your own, including digital art. We will explore the basic principles and elements of art, learn how to critique art, and examine some of the traditional art of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, in addition to the development of Western art.

Textbook and Materials:

No textbook or materials are required.

Click to view the course syllabus: ART 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH ART 2B / 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.

Click to view the course syllabus: MUSSMA 1A 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.

Click to view the course syllabus: MUSSMA 1B 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.

Required Materials:

  • a computer and software for recording a performance of an audition monologue
  • software for recording voice and diction exercises
  • an electronic portfolio to hold your collection of creative work, which will count as part of the final
  • access to a library and/or Internet resources for research and scripts and monologue books
  • a ticket to a local production of a live play
  • a friend or helper

Click to view the course syllabus: TH 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH TH 1A / Online

High-school Theatre Arts, second semester.

This semester, the focus is on the work of the director, the actor, the designers, and the playwright. There will be a strong focus on reading and analysis skills because the theatre is an art based in storytelling. You will read a play for each of the first four lessons, and then in the last lesson, you will write a short play. Assignments include creative writing and design exercises, vocabulary development, creating a Theatre Portfolio, critical play reading, and a video-recorded performance of an acting scene.

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.

Required Materials:

  • a video camera and one video recording of your performance of a scene
  • a computer and software for compressing your video recording
  • drawing paper for sketching
  • poster board or a large sheet of paper for a theatre poster
  • an electronic portfolio to hold your collection of creative work, which will count as part of the final
  • access to play scripts
  • word processing software for writing a play in correct manuscript format
  • copies of two plays: Our Town by Thornton Wilder and The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  • a friend or helper

Click to view the course syllabus: TH 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: HIGH TH 1B / Online

Electives

High-school Advertising, one-semester course.

What comes to mind when you think of “marketing”? Perhaps a familiar television jingle plays in your head. On the other hand, maybe you think of those irritating sales phone calls. There is no denying the sheer magnitude and power of the marketing industry.

Every year companies spend approximately $200 billion promoting their products and services — and that's just in the United States! You may be familiar with being on the receiving end of marketing, but what is it like on the other side? In this Advertising course, you will see how these marketing campaigns, ads, and commercials are brought to life and you will meet some of the creative folks who produce them. You will learn about different marketing career opportunities and discover ways to be part of this exciting, fast-paced industry.

Click to view the course syllabus: ADVERTIS Syllabus

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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!

Click to view the course syllabus: BUSIM 1A Syllabus

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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 Materials:

  • Microsoft Office 2019 or later, or an Office 365 Subscription for the duration of the course.

Click to view the course syllabus: BUSIM 1B Syllabus

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High-school Child Development, first semester.

Child Development is a technical laboratory course that addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and health development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Santrock, John W., et al. (2021). Child Development, 15th edition, Student Learning Center, 1-year subscription. Columbus, Ohio: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-1-260-24591.

Click to view the course syllabus: CHILDDEV 1A Syllabus

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High-school Child Development, second semester.

Child Development is a technical laboratory course that addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and health development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children.

Required textbook (Sold separately):

  • Santrock, John W., et al. (2021). Child Development, 15th edition, Student Learning Center, 1-year subscription. Columbus, Ohio: The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN: 978-1-260-24591.

Click to view the course syllabus: CHILDDEV 1B Syllabus

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High-school Computer Science 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!

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials:

Students will need to create a free account for the following sites:

Students will use the following site to create flowcharts:

Students will require the following software:

  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint

Click to view the course syllabus: TACS 1A Syllabus

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High-school Computer Science I, second semester.

Building on the prior prerequisite course, TACS 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.

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials:

Students will need to create a free account for the following sites:

Students will use the following site to create flowcharts:

Students will require the following software:

  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint

Click to view the course syllabus: TACS 1B Syllabus

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High-school Computer Science II, first semester.

Congratulations, you are speaking a different language! A programming language that is. Do you want to learn more? Discover the most popular programming languages and what they have to offer the software world. Explore data, algorithms, and objectives and how they are essential to language ‘speak.' Learn the software development life cycle and how it can be implemented so you can create projects, such as a prototype for an App you'll code, and a working to-do list website.

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials:

Students will need to create a free account for the following sites:

Students will use the following site to create flowcharts:

Students will require the following software:

  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel
  • Presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint

Click to view the course syllabus: TACS 2A Syllabus

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High-school Computer Science II, second semester.

Get ready to take your programming abilities to the next level! You will start by developing a simple web page using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and then you'll practice your Python skills, making your own photo editor and sound player! Using API, you'll practice adding a weather widget to a website and you'll ensure page safety using encryption techniques through Python. You'll test, you'll inspect, you'll collaborate, and for your finale, you'll craft a graphical user interface for an app using Python's Tkinter! Let's get ready to program!

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials:

Students will need to create a free account for the following sites:

Students will use the following site to create flowcharts:

Students will require the following software:

  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel
  • Presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint

Click to view the course syllabus: TACS 2B Syllabus

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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: CULART 1A Syllabus

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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: CULART 1B Syllabus

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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!

Click to view the course syllabus: DIMEDIA 1A Syllabus

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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!

Click to view the course syllabus: DIMEDIA 1B Syllabus

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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

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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: ENGNRT 1A Syllabus

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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: ENGNRT 1B Syllabus

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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: ENTREP 1A Syllabus

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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: ENTREP 1B Syllabus

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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: FWECO 1A Syllabus

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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: FWECO 1B Syllabus

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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.

Click to view the course syllabus: HLTHED Syllabus

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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, Verdene. (2015). Contemporary living (12th ed.). Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox. ISBN: 978-1-68584-449-3.

Click to view the course syllabus: INTERSTU Syllabus

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

To keep your body and your mind running like finely tuned machines, we need to use the right fuel. For humans, that means nourishing our bodies with the right foods. In this course, you'll explore how food affects essential aspects of your life from your weight to how you age to how well you think. You'll also examine how outside influences — family, peers, and the media — can affect your diet and your perception of food and how to set yourself up for nutritional success. Are you interested in a career in holistic wellness? Start your health journey now with Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness.

Click to view the course syllabus: LNURTWEL Syllabus

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High-school Marketing Foundations, first semester.

Welcome to the fast-paced and exciting world of marketing! You will learn about the role of marketing in business, in addition to the basics of business management, customer service, and economics. Also, you will examine how to identify target markets, perform market research, and develop successful marketing strategies. Finally, the legal and ethical considerations of business and marketing are discussed, along with the impact of government on business.

Click to view the course syllabus: MRKTING 1A Syllabus

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High-school Marketing Foundations, second semester.

Building on the prior, prerequisite course, you will dive deeper into the marketing world with real-world applications and practices. Engage with the marketing mix by studying and understanding branding, advertising, promotion strategies, and more. Learn about effective sales techniques and discover employment opportunities to pursue a career in this exciting field!

Click to view the course syllabus: MRKTING 1B Syllabus

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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.

Click to view the course syllabus: MONEYM 1A Syllabus

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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.

Click to view the course syllabus: MONEYM 1B Syllabus

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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: PAFRN 1A Syllabus

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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: PAFRN 1B Syllabus

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High-school Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance, first semester.

Gain fundamental knowledge that will help you pursue a career in business! You will explore the different types of businesses and ownership forms, the impact of governments on business, and the marketing of goods and services. You will also engage with the principles of globalization, free trade, and various economic systems. Finally, the impact of technology on business, business ethics, and social responsibility are discussed, providing you with a foundational knowledge of business.

Click to view the course syllabus: PRINBMF 1A Syllabus

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High-school Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance, second semester.

Building on the prior prerequisite course, you will expand your knowledge of the basics to explore advanced topics, such as marketing strategy, banking, and investments. Finally, you will examine employability skills and careers in business, finance, and marketing, as well as various entrepreneurship opportunities.

Click to view the course syllabus: PRINBMF 1B Syllabus

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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!

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel
  • Database program such as Microsoft Access or Obvibase
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)
  • PDF app (free options available)
  • Digital camera or camera phone
  • A working Google account

Click to view the course syllabus: PRINIT 1A Syllabus

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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!

Technical Requirements:

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

Click to view the course syllabus: PRINIT 1B Syllabus

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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.

Click to view the course syllabus: PSYCH Syllabus

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High-school Social Media Marketing, one-semester course.

Do you have any social media accounts? Learn the ins and outs of such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more and how to use them for your benefit personally, academically, and eventually, professionally. If you thought social media platforms were just a place to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways.

Click to view the course syllabus: SMEDMKTG Syllabus

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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.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOC Syllabus

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

The world of sports and entertainment is never boring. This field offers careers that combine entertainment with traditional marketing, but with a whole lot more glamour. Explore basic marketing principles while delving deeper into the multi-billion-dollar sports and entertainment industry. Learn how professional athletes, sports teams, and famous entertainers are marketed as commodities and how the savvy people who handle these deals can become very successful.

Click to view the course syllabus: SPRTEM Syllabus

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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.

Technical Requirements:

  • access to a computer with a full keyboard, including a numeric keypad (if using a laptop computer, usually a full keyboard can be plugged into the laptop via a USB port)
  • Internet connection to access the online typing program, Typing.com
  • word processing and presentation software such as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice

Click to view the course syllabus: TSDE Syllabus

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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: VETMEDAP 1A Syllabus

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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: VETMEDAP 1B Syllabus

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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.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet access – preferably high speed (for accessing Blackboard)
  • Email
  • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader (download from Adobe.com)
  • Audio and video capabilities (for watching/listening to course content)
  • PDF app (free options available)
  • Software:
  • Computer with:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only;
      Mac OS X 10.9+
      (Server versions of Windows and OS X are not tested)
    • GPU: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
  • Photo and video equipment (a digital camera, a phone with a camera, or a computer camera)
  • Several (10-20) pieces of blank paper
  • Pencil and/or pen
  • Timing device (smartphone, stopwatch, or kitchen timer)

Optional Materials

For students who prefer to complete activities/labs by hand:

  • poster board or butcher paper
  • markers, crayons, colored pencils
  • a printer

Click to view the course syllabus: VIDGD 1A Syllabus

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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.

Technical Requirements:

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

Software:

  • Unity LTS version 2017.4 (latest LTS version)
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only;
    Mac OS X 10.9+
    (Server versions of Windows and OS X are not tested)
  • GPU: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
  • GIMP 2.10.10
  • Blender 2.8
  • Audacity 2.3.2
  • OpenShot v.2.4.4

Physical devices:

  • Video recording device with computer connectivity
  • Webcam
  • Color Printer

Browser-based software that may need a login:

  • REPL.it
  • A vector editor of the student's choice
  • Google Drive
  • SFMaker

Click to view the course syllabus: VIDGD 1B Syllabus

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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: TAWEBDN 1A Syllabus

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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: TAWEBDN 1B Syllabus

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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

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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: MATH CR 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.

Required Materials:

  • TI-89, TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus calculator or equivalent

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.

Required Materials:

  • TI-89, TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus calculator or equivalent

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.

Prerequisite: Two years of high school English.

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. This is 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.

Required Books (sold separately):

  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. (1997). Knopf Doubleday. ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set. Other editions acceptable.
  • Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. (1995). Scribner. ISBN-10: 0385486804 / ISBN-13: 9780385486804
    Other editions acceptable.

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.

Prerequisite: Two years of high school English.

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. This is 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.

Required Books (sold separately):

  • Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. (2004). Vintage. ISBN-10: 0679755330 / ISBN-13: 9780679755333
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set. Other editions acceptable.
  • Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain. (1969). University of New Mexico Press. ISBN-10: 0826304362 / ISBN-13: 9780826304360
    This book is also required for 11th grade English and is included in the general studies book set. Other editions acceptable.
  • O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. (2009). Mariner Books. ISBN-10: 0618706410 / ISBN-13: 9780618706419
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. (2006). Penguin Classics. ISBN-10: 0143039431 / ISBN-13: 9780143039433
    Other editions acceptable.

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.

Prerequisite: Three years of high school English.

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. This is 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.

Required Books (sold separately):

  • Ferguson, Margaret, et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th ed. (2018). W.W. Norton. ISBN-10: 0-393-67902-0 / ISBN-13: 978-0-393-67902-1
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2005). ISBN-10: 0393979202
    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (1996). ISBN-10: 0393968200
  • Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. (2006). Harper. ISBN-10: 0060838671 / ISBN-13: 9780060838676
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Ibsen, Henrik. Hedda Gabler. (1990). Dover. ISBN-10: 0486264696 / ISBN-13: 9780486264691
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Shakespeare, William; Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. Twelfth Night. (1993). Washington Square Press. ISBN-10: 0743482778 / ISBN-13: 9780743482776
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Short Fiction: An Anthology, 1st ed. (2010). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312576374 / ISBN-13: 9780312576370
    NOTE: This custom anthology is available from MBS Direct.
    Acceptable alternates:
    • Charters, Ann, ed. The Story and Its Writer, 7th ed. (2007). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312442718
    • Charters, Ann, ed. The Story and Its Writer, 6th ed. (2002). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312397313
    • Charters, Ann, ed. The Story and Its Writer, 5th ed. (1998). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312171641
  • Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. (2004). New Directions Publishing Corporation. ISBN-10: 0811216020 / ISBN-13: 9780811216029
    Other editions acceptable.

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.

Prerequisite: Three years of high school English.

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. This is 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.

Required Books (sold separately):

  • Bronte, Charlotte; Michael Mason, ed. Jane Eyre. (2006). Penguin. ISBN-10: 0141441143 / ISBN-13: 9780141441146
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Ferguson, Margaret, et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th ed. (2018). W.W. Norton. ISBN-10: 0-393-67902-0 / ISBN-13: 978-0-393-67902-1
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2005). ISBN-10: 0393979202
    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (1996). ISBN-10: 0393968200
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. (1995). Scribner. ISBN-10: 0743273567 / ISBN-13: 9780743273565
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. (1985). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN-10: 0374525102 / ISBN-13: 9780374525101
    Other editions acceptable.
  • Short Fiction: An Anthology, 1st ed. (2010). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312576374 / ISBN-13: 9780312576370
    NOTE: This custom anthology is available from MBS Direct.
    Acceptable alternates:
    • Charters, Ann, ed. The Story and Its Writer, 7th ed. (2007). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312442718
    • Charters, Ann, ed. The Story and Its Writer, 6th ed. (2002). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312397313
    • Charters, Ann, ed. The Story and Its Writer, 5th ed. (1998). Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN-10: 0312171641

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.

Prerequisites: Two years of high school lab sciences (one year of life science and one year of physical science), and one year of Algebra.
Length: This is the first semester of a two-semester course.

  • *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.

Required Books (sold separately):

AP Environmental Science requires a college-level environment textbook. Students may use any college-level environment textbook to successfully complete the course.

Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use either of the following texts:

  • Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, NASTA Edition, 6th Edition. Jay Withgott. (Pearson, 2018). ISBN-13: 978-0-13-458056-2.
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2014). ISBN-13: 978-0-13-354014-7.
    Acceptable alternate: Environment, 9th Edition. Peter H. Raven, et al. (John Wiley & Sons, 2015). ISBN-13: 978-1-118-87582-7.

Required Materials:

AP Environmental Science requires the completion of hands-on lab activities and has been approved by the College Board as meeting all requirements for a laboratory science course. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to Apex Learning Help: Course Materials.

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.

Prerequisites: Two years of high school lab sciences (one year of life science and one year of physical science), and one year of Algebra.
Length: This is the second semester of a two-semester course.

  • *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.

Required Books (sold separately):

AP Environmental Science requires a college-level environment textbook. Students may use any college-level environment textbook to successfully complete the course.

Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use either of the following texts:

  • Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, NASTA Edition, 6th Edition. Jay Withgott. (Pearson, 2018). ISBN-13: 978-0-13-458056-2.
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2014). ISBN-13: 978-0-13-354014-7.
    Acceptable alternate: Environment, 9th Edition. Peter H. Raven, et al. (John Wiley & Sons, 2015). ISBN-13: 978-1-118-87582-7.

Required Materials:

AP Environmental Science requires the completion of hands-on lab activities and has been approved by the College Board as meeting all requirements for a laboratory science course. For a list of hands-on lab materials, go to Apex Learning Help: Course Materials.

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.

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II or Math Analysis
Length: One semester

  • *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.

Prerequisite: Algebra I
Length: One semester

  • *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.

Prerequisite: Biology
Length: The entire course consists of one semester.

  • *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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Myers, David G. Psychology, 12th ed. (2017). Worth Publishing. ISBN-10: 1-319-05062-X / ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05062-7
    Acceptable alternate: Psychology, 11th ed. (2015). ISBN-10: 1464140812 / ISBN-13: 9781464140815
    Acceptable alternate: Psychology with Updates on DSM-5, 10th ed. (2014). ISBN-10: 1464164746 / ISBN-13: 9781464164743

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.

Prerequisite: Three to four years of Spanish or equivalent native fluency
Length: This is the first semester of a two-semester course.

  • *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.

Materials:

Required:

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
  • Microphone

Optional:

  • Diaz, Leicher-Prieto, and Nissenberg. AP Spanish: Preparing for the Language Examination, 3rd ed. (2007). Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 0131660942 / ISBN-13: 9780131660946

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.

Prerequisite: Three to four years of Spanish or equivalent native fluency
Length: This is the second semester of a two-semester course.

  • *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.

Materials:

Required:

  • Any Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary
  • Microphone

Optional:

  • Diaz, Leicher-Prieto, and Nissenberg. AP Spanish: Preparing for the Language Examination, 3rd ed. (2007). Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 0131660942 / ISBN-13: 9780131660946

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.

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II or Math Analysis
Length: This is the first semester of a two-semester course.

  • *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.

Required Materials:

  • TI-89, TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus calculator or equivalent

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.

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II or Math Analysis
Length: This is the second semester of a two-semester course.

  • *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.

Required Materials:

  • TI-89, TI-84 Plus, TI-83, or TI-83 Plus calculator or equivalent

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.

Prerequisite: U.S. History
Length: The entire course consists of one semester.

  • *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.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Lowi, Ginsberg, Shepsle, and Ansolabehere. American Government: Power and Purpose, 15th ed. (2018). W.W. Norton. ISBN-10: 0393674991 / ISBN-13: 9780393674996
    Acceptable alternate: 14th ed. (2017). ISBN-10: 0393624218 / ISBN-13: 9780393624212
    Acceptable alternate: 13th ed. (2013). ISBN-10: 0393922448 / ISBN-13: 9780393922448
  • Serow, Ann G., and Everett C. Ladd, eds. The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity, 6th ed. (2016). Lanahan Publishing. ISBN-10: 1-930398-19-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-930398-19-1
    Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2010). ISBN-10: 1930398166 / ISBN-13: 9781930398160
    Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2007). ISBN-10: 1930398093

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.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • AP U.S. History requires a college-level U.S. history textbook. Students may use any college-level U.S. history textbook to successfully complete the course.
    Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use any of the following texts:
    • Henretta, James A., et al. America's History, 9th ed. (2018). Bedford, Freeman, & Worth. ISBN-10: 1-319-21466-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-319-21466-1
      Acceptable alternate: 8th ed. (2014). ISBN-13: 9781457628931
      - OR -
    • Brinkley, Alan. American History: Connecting with the Past, 14th AP ed. (2011), McGraw-Hill. ISBN-10: 0076621421 / ISBN-13: 9780076621422
      - OR -
    • Shi, David E., America: A Narrative History, 11th ed. (2019). W.W. Norton. ISBN-10: 0393689697 / ISBN-13: 9780393689693
      Acceptable alternate: 10th ed. (2016). ISBN-13: 9780393265934
      Acceptable alternate: 9th ed. (2013). ISBN-13: 9780393912623

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.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • AP U.S. History requires a college-level U.S. history textbook. Students may use any college-level U.S. history textbook to successfully complete the course.
    Though students may use any college-level textbook, resources such as page references and scaffolded reading guides are provided in the course to support students who use any of the following texts:
    • Henretta, James A., et al. America's History, 9th ed. (2018). Bedford, Freeman, & Worth. ISBN-10: 1-319-21466-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-319-21466-1
      Acceptable alternate: 8th ed. (2014). ISBN-13: 9781457628931
      - OR -
    • Brinkley, Alan. American History: Connecting with the Past, 14th AP ed. (2011), McGraw-Hill. ISBN-10: 0076621421 / ISBN-13: 9780076621422
      - OR -
    • Shi, David E., America: A Narrative History, 11th ed. (2019). W.W. Norton. ISBN-10: 0393689697 / ISBN-13: 9780393689693
      Acceptable alternate: 10th ed. (2016). ISBN-13: 9780393265934
      Acceptable alternate: 9th ed. (2013). ISBN-13: 9780393912623

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 students are about to begin an interesting journey. On this journey, they will learn more about communicating in the English language. Students will learn to better understand others, as well as communicate in ways that help others understand us better. In these lessons, students will read stories and respond to these stories in an online journal. Each journal entry is geared to help the student become a better reader. Students will learn new vocabulary and how to use it when reading and writing. They will become more skillful readers by improving reading skills in such areas as analyzing, making inferences, drawing conclusions, interpreting, and summarizing.

Students will also become more proficient in spelling, grammar, and mechanics. Communication is a two-way street. Not only must you understand what is written or spoken, you must learn how to use the English language so that others can understand you, whether it is through writing or speaking. This course will guide students through the course so they will have the opportunity to learn how to write successfully for a variety of purposes. Students will also study principles of grammar as they relate to writing, spelling patterns, and reading. These are some of the skills students will need to know before they continue their education into the seventh grade.

This course will cover the first two units in the textbook: “Stories of Change” and “The Power to Change”. Students will also be required to read Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. In order to finish both units, students will complete several lessons per unit. Each lesson will have journal prompts related to that lesson's reading, as well as a reading check to assess reading skills. Some lessons will have grammar or writing practice within them as well. Ultimately, students will improve the communication skills that we all need to understand each other better.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 6, Texas Edition. (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1292-2.
  • Creech, Sharon, Walk Two Moons (any edition).

Required Materials:

Students will need access to the movie Up by Disney/Pixar and one of the following books by Chris Van Allsburg:

  • The Polar Express
  • The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
  • The Wreck of the Zephyr
  • Jumanji
  • The Stranger
  • The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 6A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 6A / Online

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

This is a continuation of ELAR 6A. Students will continue their journey to learn more about communicating in the English language. Students will learn to better understand others, as well as communicate in ways that help others understand us better. In these lessons, students will read stories and respond to these stories in an online journal. Each journal entry is geared to help the student become a better reader. Students will learn new vocabulary and how to use it when reading and writing. They will become more skillful readers by improving reading skills in such areas as analyzing, making inferences, drawing conclusions, interpreting, and summarizing.

Students will also become more proficient in spelling, grammar, and mechanics. Communication is a two-way street. Not only must you understand what is written or spoken, you must learn how to use the English language so that others can understand you, whether it is through writing or speaking. This course will guide students through the course so they will have the opportunity to learn how to write successfully for a variety of purposes. Students will also study principles of grammar as they relate to writing, spelling patterns, and reading. These are some of the skills students will need to know before they continue their education into the seventh grade.

This course will cover the last two units in the textbook: “Changing Perspectives” and “A Change of Scene”. Students will also be required to watch The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn. In order to finish both units, students will complete several lessons per unit. Each lesson will have journal prompts related to that lesson's reading, as well as a reading check to assess reading skills. Some lessons will have grammar or writing practice within them as well. Ultimately, students will improve the communication skills that we all need to understand each other better.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 6, Texas Edition. (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1292-2.

Required Materials:

Students will need access to the movie The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 6B 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.

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • ruler
  • graph paper
  • notebook/folder
  • scanner or camera
  • PDF software (free options available)

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. PDF creation options and instructions are provided on the course home page.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 6A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 6A / Online

Sixth-grade Math, second semester.

This course is a continuation of MATH 6A. The second semester of sixth-grade math covers integers and other rational numbers; how to multiply and divide fractions and decimals; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers; calculating ratios, rates, and percents; and using unit rates to determine the pros and cons of real-life situations.

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.

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • ruler
  • graph paper
  • notebook/folder
  • scanner or camera
  • PDF software (free options available)

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. PDF creation options and instructions are provided on the course home page.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 6B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 6B / Online

Sixth-grade Science, first semester.

After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of measurement, properties and changes of matter, forces and motion, and energy. You will also learn to use the scientific method to investigate problems and conduct scientific experiments.

This course is designed to help you see the world in an inquisitive way; you are encouraged to find answers to your questions and develop a better understanding of your surroundings. The goal is for you to become 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 that you will be learning by using inexpensive materials to do experiments 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 for insight 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Texas Science fusion, student edition. (2015). Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 978-0-544-06779-0.

Required Materials:

  • safety glasses
  • spiral notebook
  • folder
  • graph paper
  • 6 or more books of different sizes
  • centimeter ruler
  • meter stick
  • cooking oil
  • corn syrup
  • food coloring
  • two clear jars or glasses
  • science beaker which measures in mL (If you do not have access to a mL beaker, you may use standard measuring cups.)
  • water
  • compass (optional)
  • stopwatch (timer)
  • tape

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 6A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 6A / Online

Sixth-grade Science, second semester.

After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of measurement, properties and changes of matter, forces and motion, and energy. You will also learn to use the scientific method to investigate problems and conduct scientific experiments.

This course is designed to help you see the world in an inquisitive way; you are encouraged to find answers to your questions and develop a better understanding of your surroundings. The goal is for you to become 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 that you will be learning by using inexpensive materials to do experiments 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 for insight 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Texas Science fusion, student edition. (2015). Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 978-0-544-06779-0.

Required Materials:

  • safety glasses
  • spiral notebook
  • folder
  • scissors
  • glue/tape
  • scanner or digital camera
  • pencil
  • penny
  • steel nail
  • two mineral samples A and B (Parent/guardian: Find any two rocks/minerals that are able to be identified before being given to the student. You may find these anywhere — around the house, at the beach, for purchase at a hobby store, etc. Please make contact with the instructor if you are unable to locate this particular supply.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 6B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 6B / Online

Sixth-grade Social Studies, first semester.

In this course, students will study the people, places, and societies of the contemporary world, meaning the modern, present-day world in which we are living and of which we are all a part. Students will learn about Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America. Throughout this course, students will describe the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events in various societies; identify the locations and geographic characteristics of various societies; identify different ways of organizing economic and governmental systems; describe the nature of citizenship in various societies; compare institutions common to all societies such as government, education, and religious institutions; explain how the level of technology affects the development of the various societies; and identify different points of view about events.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 6A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 6A / Online

Sixth-grade Social Studies, second semester.

In this course, students study the people, places, and societies of the contemporary world. This semester covers Russia, the Eurasian Republics, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Realm. Students describe the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events in those societies and identify the locations and geographic characteristics of various societies. Students identify different ways of organizing economic and governmental systems. Students compare institutions common to all societies such as political, economic, geographic, and societal institutions.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 6B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 6B / Online

Seventh Grade

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

The main theme of ELAR 7A is exploring the idea of choice. What choices do you make for yourself? How are your choices influenced by others? The first half of the semester focuses on personal choices, and the second half looks the effects of advertising and arguments on our choices.

ELAR 7A uses journaling activities to help you improve your reading skills so you can get more out of your encounters with various texts. These activities also prepare you for bigger assignments where you turn in an analysis chart, an essay plan, or a complete essay.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

The required digital textbooks for this course are:

  • SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1293-9.
  • SpringBoard Language Workshop Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1321-9.
  • SpringBoard Writing Workshop Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1349-3.

You'll be using the main English Language Arts textbook for most of the readings, but you'll also need to make sure you have access to the Language Workshop and Writing Workshop texts, too.

Required Materials:

  • Digital camera or camera phone

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 7A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 7A / Online

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

The main theme of ELAR 7B is about exploring the lives of others and the differences they make in the world. You'll do this by reading about both fictional characters and historical figures. You'll also take a close look at poetry and drama and work through a major research project.

ELAR 7B uses journaling activities to help you improve your reading skills so you can get more out of your encounters with various texts. These activities also prepare you for bigger assignments where you turn in an analysis chart, an essay plan, or a complete essay.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

The required digital textbooks for this course are:

  • SpringBoard English Language Arts Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1293-9.
  • SpringBoard Language Workshop Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1321-9.
  • SpringBoard Writing Workshop Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1349-3.
  • SpringBoard Close Reading Workshop Grade 7 (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 978-1-4573-1349-3.

Be sure you have access to the Language Workshop, the Writing Workshop, and the Close Reading Workshop in addition to the regular textbook.

The following required book may be in any format:

  • Bloor, Edward, Tangerine (any edition)

Required Materials:

  • Digital camera or camera phone

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 7B 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 develop these skills.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (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

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • graph paper
  • notebook/folder
  • scanner or camera
  • PDF software (free options available)

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. PDF creation options and instructions are provided on the course home page.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 7A 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 develop these skills.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (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

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • graph paper
  • notebook/folder
  • scanner or camera
  • PDF software (free options available)

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. PDF creation options and instructions are provided on the course home page.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 7B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 7B / Online

Seventh-grade Science, 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. 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 Textbook (sold separately):

  • Dispezio, Frank, Heithaus, & Ogle. (2015). Science fusion: Interactive Grade 7, TX student edition. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 978-0-544-06780-6.

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: SCI 7A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 7A / Online

Seventh-grade Science, 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 Textbook (sold separately):

  • Dispezio, Frank, Heithaus, & Ogle. (2015). Science fusion: Interactive Grade 7, TX student edition. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 978-0-544-06780-6.

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: SCI 7B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 7B / Online

Seventh-grade Social Studies, first semester.

Texas—what a great state we live in! But, who are we? We are a group of culturally diverse people. We are shaped by past historical events, experiences, and traditions that reflect the values and beliefs of all those who came before us. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Well, there is a unique tale behind each of those flags: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States, and the United States. This course is designed to encourage you to think about the causes and effects of actions of the past. Every step along the way, things could have been different. We will try to see history through the eyes of the people who lived it. Imagine being an explorer shipwrecked off the coast of Texas, or a revolutionary huddled at the Alamo knowing Santa Anna and his men would soon attack. When we better understand how people shaped the past, we can better understand how we can shape the future.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas History (2016), McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780021357680. (digital, 1 year subscription)
    (This book is available only in a one-volume edition. It is used for both semesters of seventh-grade social studies.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 7A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 7A / Online

Seventh-grade Social Studies, second semester.

The second semester of Texas history is no less exciting than the first. We'll begin with Texas' role in the Civil War and fight the Frontier Wars of the late 1800s as the last Native Americans are driven out of Texas. We'll drive cattle on some of the most famous trail drives ever made. We'll get good and dirty as we discover oil when some of those big gushers come in. We'll also think about how we would have solved some of the difficult problems Texans faced as they moved from the pioneer days to modern-day Texas.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas History (2016), McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780021357680. (digital, 1 year subscription)
    (This book is available only in a one-volume edition. It is used for both semesters of seventh-grade social studies.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 7B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 7B / Online

Eighth Grade

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

The main themes of ELAR 8A are heroes and societies and how these are represented in many types of writing. Reading gives you a chance to think about why people behave the way they do, why societies have certain rules, and reflect on what could be different in the world.

ELAR 8A uses journaling activities to help you improve your reading skills so you can get more out of your encounters with various texts. These activities also prepare you for bigger assignments where you turn in a chart, an essay plan, or a complete essay.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • SpringBoard English Language Arts and Language Workshop, Grade 8. (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 9781457311796.
  • Bradbury, Ray, Fahrenheit 451 (any edition).

Be sure you have access to the Language Workshop as well as the regular textbook.

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 8A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ELAR 8A / Online

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

This course, a continuation of ELAR 8A. The main themes of ELAR 8B are about making a difference and engaging others with humor. You'll think a lot about how we reach out and communicate with others through both written and spoken language. Think about how language shapes what you understand about the world around you. How does the speech and writing of others influence you, and how to you influence others?

ELAR 8B uses journaling activities to help you improve your reading skills so you can get more out of your encounters with various texts. These activities also prepare you for bigger assignments where you turn in a chart, an essay plan, or a complete essay.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • SpringBoard English Language Arts and Language Workshop, Grade 8. (2021). The College Board. ISBN: 9781457311796.

Be sure you have access to the Language Workshop as well as the regular textbook.

Required Materials:

You need to rent or borrow ONE of the following movies for Unit 3:

  • Life is Beautiful
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • The Devil's Arithmetic

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 8B 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 8 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN: 978-0-544-10180-7.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • graph paper
  • spiral notebook
  • graphing calculator
  • scanner or camera
  • PDF software (free options available)

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. PDF creation options and instructions are provided on the course home page.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 8A 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 Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 8 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN: 978-0-544-10180-7.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Required Materials:

  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • graph paper
  • spiral notebook
  • ruler
  • protractor
  • graphing calculator
  • scanner or camera
  • PDF software (free options available)

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. PDF creation options and instructions are provided on the course home page.

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 8B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID MATH 8B / Online

Eighth-grade Science, first semester.

The first semester of eighth grade science includes reading assignments, web-based activities, hands-on labs, and other resources to help you understand aspects of change over time. This course is designed to help you see 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 your surroundings.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas ScienceFusion, Grade 8, Interactive Student Edition, 1-year subscription. (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-06781-3.

Required Materials:

  • small box or bag
  • 8 mystery objects
  • magnifying glass
  • ruler
  • calculator
  • meter stick
  • dried peas
  • yarn, 70 m
  • paper cup
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • 1-3 compasses
  • stopwatch
  • roll of masking tape
  • rolling chair or stool

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 8A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 8A / Online

Eighth-grade Science, second semester.

The second semester of eighth grade science includes reading assignments, web-based activities, hands-on labs, and other resources to help you understand aspects of change over time. This course is designed to help you see 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 your surroundings.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas ScienceFusion, Grade 8, Interactive Student Edition, 1-year subscription. (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-06781-3.

Required Materials:

  • balloons
  • blow dryer
  • calculator
  • eyedropper, plastic
  • feathers
  • flashlight
  • food coloring
  • glitter
  • gloves, heat resistant
  • hot plate
  • index cards
  • infrared remote-controlled device and remote control
  • lab apron
  • lab journal or notebook
  • map of the Pacific Ocean
  • markers
  • meter stick
  • mirror
  • mixing bowl, medium
  • newspaper
  • paper: graph, blank newsprint
  • pieces of string, 15 cm
  • poster board
  • ruler, metric
  • safety goggles
  • scissors

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 8B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SCI 8B / Online

Eighth-grade Social Studies, first semester

In this course, students study the history of the United States from the early colonial period through Reconstruction. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, challenges of the early republic and the Age of Jackson. Students describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students evaluate the impact of Supreme Court cases of the 19th century and examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States as well as the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. Students use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • United States History to 1877, Texas Student Learning Center. (2016). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-659814-4. (digital, 1-year subscription)

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 8A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 8A / Online

Eighth-grade Social Studies, second semester.

In this course, students study the history of the United States from the Westward Expansion era through Reconstruction. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to westward expansion, reform era, the Industrial Revolution, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of America and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students evaluate the impact of major reform movements of the 19th century and examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States as well as the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. Students evaluate the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of the United States. Students use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • United States History to 1877, Texas Student Learning Center. (2016). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-659814-4. (digital, 1-year subscription)

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 8B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID SOCS 8B / Online

Middle School Fine Arts

2D Studio Art, Middle School, first semester.

Close your eyes and imagine you're standing in an art studio—the smell of paint, the heat of the kiln, and the infinite creative possibilities that linger in the air. This is where art is born, and in 2D Studio Art, you'll learn how to bring your art visions to life.

Whatever medium you prefer—painting, drawing, photography—this course will teach you the design elements and principles needed to create a work of art, explore your artistic inspirations, travel back in time to look at art in different cultures, and gain insight about the art of critiquing. If you've ever dreamed about making a living as an artist, this course will give you the tools and background that you need to turn those dreams into a reality.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials:

  • various sizes of white drawing paper
  • various sizes of colored paper
  • paintbrushes in varying sizes
  • empty cans or jars to wash paintbrushes
  • ruler and/or protractor
  • erasers
  • scissors
  • miscellaneous household objects to use for still life art
  • digital camera, camera phone, or other type of camera

Paint (at least two or more of the following):

  • tempera paint
  • watercolor
  • oil paint
  • acrylic paint
  • ink wash

Drawing tools (at least two or more of the following):

  • pastels
  • markers
  • crayons
  • charcoal

Click to view the course syllabus: AMS Studio Art 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID AMS Studio Art 1A / Online

2D Studio Art, Middle School, second semester.

Close your eyes and imagine you're standing in an art studio—the smell of paint, the heat of the kiln, and the infinite creative possibilities that linger in the air. This is where art is born, and in 2D Studio Art, you'll learn how to bring your art visions to life.

Whatever medium you prefer—painting, drawing, photography—this course will teach you the design elements and principles needed to create a work of art, explore your artistic inspirations, travel back in time to look at art in different cultures, and gain insight about the art of critiquing. If you've ever dreamed about making a living as an artist, this course will give you the tools and background that you need to turn those dreams into a reality.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials:

  • various sizes of white drawing paper
  • various sizes of colored paper
  • paintbrushes in varying sizes
  • empty cans or jars to wash paintbrushes
  • ruler and/or protractor
  • erasers
  • scissors
  • miscellaneous household objects to use for still life art
  • digital camera, camera phone, or other type of camera

Paint (at least two or more of the following):

  • tempera paint
  • watercolor
  • oil paint
  • acrylic paint
  • ink wash

Drawing tools (at least two or more of the following):

  • pastels
  • markers
  • crayons
  • charcoal
  • colored pencils

Click to view the course syllabus: AMS Studio Art 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID AMS Studio Art 1B / Online

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.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials:

  • digital camera or cellphone with a camera feature (requires uploading digital photographs taken by student)
  • drawing paper and colored pencils or markers or drawing software (requires creating a logo and a character that could be animated)
  • a computer or phone with a recording feature/app (will need to record a "radio" commercial)

Click to view the course syllabus: AMS Digital Art 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID AMS Digital Art 1A / Online

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.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials:

  • digital camera or cellphone with a camera feature (requires uploading digital photographs taken by student)
  • drawing paper and colored pencils or markers or drawing software (requires creating a logo and a character that could be animated)
  • a computer or phone with a recording feature/app (will need to record a "radio" commercial)

Click to view the course syllabus: AMS Digital Art 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID AMS Digital Art 1B / Online

Middle School Electives

Middle School Investigating Careers, first semester.

How do you pick a career path when you are not sure what's even out there? This course allows you to begin exploring options in fields such as teaching, business, government, hospitality, health science, IT, and more! You will align your interests, wants, and needs to career possibilities, including the required education for each. Let's find a pathway that works for you.

Textbook and Materials:

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Click to view the course syllabus: ICFTT 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ICFTT 1A / Online

Middle School Investigating Careers, second semester.

Imagine that it's 20 years from now. What career do you see yourself in? What do you imagine that you will be doing? Will you be fighting forest fires or engineering the next rocket into space? With all the careers available, it can be difficult to narrow them down. In this course, we will explore more careers and what it takes to succeed. You will learn more about what steps are needed to prepare for your career and how to compare the pros and cons of different career choices. Finally, you will get the chance to try out parts of different careers to see if you are a perfect fit!

Textbook and Materials:

There are no required texts or materials for this course.

Click to view the course syllabus: ICFTT 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ICFTT 1B / Online

Middle School Exploring Business, one-semester course.

Are you interested in business, leading people, or making decisions to help a business be successful? While there are many different career choices in the field of business, in this course, you will discover options such as management, human resources, business operations, information management, and accounting. Explore the skills you will need, common tasks, the technology used, and characteristics of various business careers.

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials:

  • Video recording device
  • Audio recording device
  • Art supplies (optional)
  • Illustration software (optional)
  • Printer (optional)

Click to view the course syllabus: ICFTT Exploring Business Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ICFTT Business / Online

Middle School Exploring Health Science, one-semester course.

Where do healthcare workers spend their days? What do they really do? From cruise ships to sports arenas, you can find healthcare workers in many places that you might not expect. Explore this field, including what it would be like to work in a medical lab. Learn what it takes to keep you and your patients safe, and begin to learn about the human body and basic first-aid.

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials:

  • Video recording device
  • Household props (will vary)
  • Various household items like cloth mask, cotton gloves, cleaner or antibacterial wipes
  • Rubber band, belt, or fabric
  • Small square of paper or cotton ball
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Container for vial
  • Graph paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Chair with armrests
  • Additional chair

Click to view the course syllabus: ICFTT Exploring Health Science Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ICFTT Health Science / Online

Middle School Exploring Information Technology, one-semester course.

If you have ever dreamed of a job in technology, but are not sure where to start, then it is time to explore the different career options available to you in the field of IT. You will examine various IT pathways of web and digital communications, information and support services, network systems, and programming and software development. The world of IT careers is in high-demand, so let's get to investigating which career pathway is right for you.

Textbook:

There is no required text for this course.

Required Materials/Software:

  • Google Drive
  • Google Sites
  • Gmail
  • Lucidpress
  • Obvibase
  • CodeSkulptor3
  • Webcamera.io

Click to view the course syllabus: ICFTT Exploring Information Technology Syllabus

Add to cart: MID ICFTT Information Technology / Online

Middle School Coding, first semester.

Do you find yourself wondering how your favorite apps, websites, and games were made? Maybe you want to try building your own. Well, now you can! In Middle School Coding 1A, you will get an introduction to the basics of computer science, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python. You'll leave the course with a portfolio of work you can show off.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials/Software:

Click to view the course syllabus: TAG Coding 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID TAG Coding 1A / Online

Middle School Coding, second semester.

Let's take the coding skills you learned in the previous Coding 1A course to the next level! You'll expand your knowledge with Advanced Python, HTML, and JavaScript. You'll further build out your portfolio and start thinking about a career in the fast-growing IT field.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials/Software:

Click to view the course syllabus: TAG Coding 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID TAG Coding 1B / Online

Middle School Game Design, first semester.

We love to play video games, but have you ever wanted to build your own? If you are interested in a career in technology but also want a creative outlet, Game Design might be the field for you. Learn how to build a game from the ground up in this interactive and hands-on course that will teach you all the ins and outs of making your own game.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials/Software:

Click to view the course syllabus: TAG Game Design 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: MID TAG Game Design 1A / Online

Middle School Game Design, second semester.

It is time to take your Game Design knowledge up a level! You built your game design skills and Scratch techniques in the first part of this course. By the end, you wrote your game design document. Now you are ready to start developing that game! You'll create details and add component pieces in a game while learning to prototype, troubleshoot, and test.

Textbook:

No textbook is required.

Required Materials/Software:

Click to view the course syllabus: TAG Game Design 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: MID TAG Game Design 1B / Online


Elementary School Courses

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten English Language Arts and Reading, first semester.

In Kindergarten English Language Arts and Reading, students engage in activities that build on their natural curiosity and prior knowledge to develop their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Additionally, developing fluency, spelling, and grammatical conventions of academic language must be done in meaningful contexts and not in isolation.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • HMH Into Reading Digital Learning, Grade K, Texas edition (2020) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. ISBN 9780358032267.

Required Materials:

  • small dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR KA Syllabus

Add to cart: KIND ELAR KA / Online

Kindergarten English Language Arts and Reading, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELAR KA. In Kindergarten English Language Arts and Reading, students engage in activities that build on their natural curiosity and prior knowledge to develop their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Additionally, developing fluency, spelling, and grammatical conventions of academic language must be done in meaningful contexts and not in isolation.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • HMH Into Reading Digital Learning, Grade K, Texas edition (2020) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. ISBN 9780358032267.

Required Materials:

  • small dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR KB Syllabus

Add to cart: KIND ELAR KB / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Go Math! (student edition). (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780544365131

Required Materials:

  • connecting cubes or blocks: green, blue, and red
  • dry erase board and markers
  • stickers, small, 134
  • sticky notes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white; or plain sticky notes colored as appropriate for each temperature range
  • two-color counters
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH KA Syllabus

Add to cart: KIND MATH KA / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Go Math! (student edition). (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780544365131

Required Materials:

  • attribute blocks
  • connecting cubes (various amounts to show length and height)
  • dry erase board and markers
  • shapes: two-dimensional and three-dimensional
  • sticky notes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white; or plain sticky notes colored as appropriate for each temperature range
  • two-color counters
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH KB Syllabus

Add to cart: KIND MATH KB / Online

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

Required Materials:

  • balance scale
  • building blocks: wood, plastic, or foam, larger than LEGO® bricks
  • building toys such as LEGO® bricks
  • clay
  • digital camera or smartphone
  • digital thermometer (optional)
  • magnets: horseshoe, wand
  • magnetic tape, 3”
  • meat thermometer (optional)
  • party favor toys (blowout noisemaker, top, clackers, Slinky®, etc.)
  • pattern blocks: 25 of different shapes, colors, and sizes
  • rhythm sticks, two for you and two for your student
  • sandpaper or Velcro®
  • shells (optional)
  • thermometer
  • toy made of iron or steel, like a small car
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

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

Required Materials:

  • balance scale
  • globe on stand (optional)
  • globe that student can hold (inflatable ones are a good choice)
  • Google Earth access
  • magnifying lens
  • thermometer (not digital)
  • wiggle eyes, 2 pairs
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI KB Syllabus

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Kindergarten Social Studies, first semester.

The areas that will be covered in SOCS KA include history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and Social Studies skills. The student will use a journal (spiral notebook, folder, etc.) to write or draw some assignments, while others will be videorecorded for submission. A recording device (smartphone, iPad, etc.) is necessary to record the student's responses. Many books are used in this course, all of which can be found online, at your local library, or at a bookstore. Lessons include read-aloud videos for the books whenever possible. It is important to review the lesson materials needed ahead of time so that you have ample time to locate any books that might be needed for each lesson.

Required Books:

There is not a required textbook for this course. However, some of the lessons will include a children's book that ties in with the lesson. These books can be found online, at your local library, or at a bookstore. It is important to review the lesson materials needed ahead of time so that you have ample time to locate any books that might be needed for each lesson.

Required Materials:

  • calendar
  • Social Studies journal (spiral notebook, folder, etc.)
  • camera and videorecording device (smartphone, iPad, etc.)
  • art materials: pencils, crayons or colored pencils, scissors, glue, etc.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS KA Syllabus

Add to cart: KIND SOCS KA / Online

Kindergarten Social Studies, second semester.

The areas that will be covered in SOCS KB include economics, careers, and money; needs and wants; goods and services; producers and consumers; conducting research to learn about a topic; categories; time order; sequencing events; maps; technology; problem solving; and Social Studies skills. The student will use a journal (spiral notebook, folder, etc.) to write or draw some assignments, while others will be videorecorded for submission. A recording device (smartphone, iPad, etc.) is necessary to record the student's responses. Many books are used in this course, all of which can be found online, at your local library, or at a bookstore. Lessons include read-aloud videos for the books whenever possible. It is important to review the lesson materials needed ahead of time so that you have ample time to locate any books that might be needed for each lesson.

Required Books:

There is not a required textbook for this course. However, some of the lessons will include a children's book that ties in with the lesson. These books can be found online, at your local library, or at a bookstore. It is important to review the lesson materials needed ahead of time so that you have ample time to locate any books that might be needed for each lesson.

Required Materials:

  • calendar
  • Social Studies journal (spiral notebook, folder, etc.)
  • camera and videorecording device (smartphone, iPad, etc.)
  • art materials: pencils, crayons or colored pencils, scissors, glue, etc.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS KB Syllabus

Add to cart: KIND SOCS KB / Online

First Grade

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

In first grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students should write and read (or be read to) on a daily basis. Topics covered this semester include: reading, writing, research, oral and written conventions, and listening and speaking.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading! Digital Learning Student Resource Package, Grade 1, one-year subscription. (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780358032274.

Required Materials:

  • small dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 1A / Online

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

In first grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students should write and read (or be read to) on a daily basis. Topics covered this semester include: reading, writing, research, oral and written conventions, and listening and speaking.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading! Digital Learning Student Resource Package, Grade 1, one-year subscription. (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780358032274.

Required Materials:

  • small dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 1B / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Go Math! (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-36497-4

Required Materials:

  • base-ten blocks: 1 hundred, 10 tens, 10 ones
  • colored jewel rocks, 2 different colors, at least 20 of each color
  • connecting cubes, 100: red, yellow, green, blue, and orange
  • dry erase board and markers
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder and lined notebook paper
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Go Math! (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-36497-4

Required Materials:

  • 3-dimensional shapes
  • attribute blocks
  • base-ten blocks
  • connecting cubes, 50: red, green, blue, yellow
  • Do-a-Dot Art!® markers
  • dry erase board and markers
  • two-color counters, 120
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder and lined notebook paper
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 1B / Online

First-grade Science, first semester.

SCI 1A introduces students to the inquiry skills and tools used in scientific investigations, technology and the design process used by engineers to create new types of technology. The student learns concepts related to the properties of matter, such as size, shape, texture, color, weight, temperature, and the ability to sink or float. Changes in matter due to heating and cooling will be investigated, as will different forms of energy, magnetism, force, and motion. Finally, the student will explore the Earth's resources, including soil, water, air, plants, and animals. Ways to conserve natural resources are also investigated.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Level 1 (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06774-5

Required Materials:

  • balance
  • ball of clay (natural clay if available)
  • bean plants, 4
  • dry erase board and markers
  • forceps
  • globe or world map
  • hand lens
  • ramp
  • ruler with both inches and centimeters
  • safety goggles
  • soil samples, several (not potting soil)
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or binder with notebook paper
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 1A / Online

First-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 1A Science. The second semester introduces students to daily changes in weather and the tools used to measure weather. Changes associated with the seasons will be explored. Students will observe objects in the sky and the changes caused by the movement of objects in the sky; identify and classify living and nonliving things in different environments; and observe the characteristics, adaptations, and life cycles of different groups of animals. Finally, students will identify different parts of plants and understand how these parts help the plant survive.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Level 1 (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06774-5

Required Materials:

  • balance
  • camera (optional)
  • clothesline (optional)
  • diagram of sun, Earth, and moon, or a solar system mobile
  • dry erase board and markers
  • fish
  • fish food
  • fish tank, large
  • foam shapes (optional)
  • globe
  • gloves, latex
  • maps: local or state, North America, the United States
  • mealworms (available at pet stores)
  • modeling clay (optional)
  • netting
  • pattern blocks
  • pill bugs, 10
  • polystyrene foam (optional)
  • seed packets (3 different plant seeds)
  • stake or dowel
  • thermometers, 3
  • toy stuffed rabbit (as big as a real rabbit)
  • toy telescope (optional)
  • U.S. flag
  • U.S. map
  • water plants
  • weather report—video, online, or print
  • websites and reference sources for two environments
  • windsocks
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or binder with notebook paper
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 1B / Online

First-grade Social Studies, first semester.

In SOCS 1A, students develop their understanding of basic concepts and ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history. The context for social studies learning in first grade is the family and the ways they choose to live and work together. To develop students' understanding of the basic social studies concepts, students are asked to think about families nearby and those far away.

In Unit 1, students will learn about rules and authority figures in classrooms, homes, and communities. In Unit 2, students will learn the characteristics of good citizenship and the role of citizens in a constitutional republic, including the importance of voting. In Unit 3, students will explore family and community customs, beliefs, and traditions.

Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • digital camera or camera phone

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 1A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 1A / Online

First-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 1A Social Studies. In this semester, students develop their understanding of basic concepts and ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history. The context for social studies learning in first grade is the family and the ways they choose to live and work together. To develop students' understanding of the basic social studies concepts, students are asked to think about families nearby and those far away.

In Unit 4, students will address the contributions made by historical figures as citizens. In Unit 5, students will learn about making basic economic decisions. Student expectations in Unit 6 relate to geography of places; students will create and interpret maps to develop spatial reasoning.

Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • digital camera or camera phone

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 1B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 1B / Online

Second Grade

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

In ELAR 2A, the student will experience the joy of learning to read, spell, and write. This curriculum presents the student with various reading and writing selections from a variety of genres. The student will learn to comprehend and respond to many different problems and resolutions presented in the online textbook. Also, the student will become more familiar with correct use of the English language while learning how to write both creatively and for a purpose.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading Digital Learning Student Resource (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780358032281.

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • pencils and erasers
  • colors (colored pencils, markers, or crayons for projects)
  • drawing paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 2A / Online

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

This course is a continuation of ELAR 2A. In ELAR 2B, the student will experience the joy of learning to read, spell, and write. This curriculum presents the student with various reading and writing selections from a variety of genres. The student will learn to comprehend and respond to many different problems and resolutions presented in the online textbook. Also, the student will become more familiar with correct use of the English language while learning how to write both creatively and for a purpose.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading Digital Learning Student Resource (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780358032281.

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • pencils and erasers
  • colors (colored pencils, markers, or crayons for projects)
  • drawing paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 2B / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Go Math! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), ISBN 978-0-544-36498-1

Required Materials:

  • connecting cubes (or alternate manipulatives), two colors, 20
  • counters, two-color, 30
  • dry erase board and markers
  • number cards or index cards numbered 0-99
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 2A / Online

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.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Go Math! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), ISBN 978-0-544-36498-1

Required Materials:

  • 3-dimensional shapes
  • base-ten blocks
  • calendar, large-format grid (optional)
  • clay or Play-Doh®
  • clocks, analog and digital
  • color tiles
  • connecting cubes: blue, red, green, orange
  • counters, two-color
  • dry erase board and markers
  • geoboard (optional)
  • multicolored cubes
  • number cards (optional)
  • pattern blocks
  • ruler with inches and centimeters (or separate rulers for inches and centimeters)
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 2B / Online

Second-grade Science, first semester.

SCI 1A introduces students to the inquiry skills and tools used in scientific investigations. It emphasizes technology and the design process used by engineers to create new types of technology. Students will explore concepts related to changes in matter due to heating and cooling; three types of energy; what force is and how to use it to move things and change directions; three types of motion; and how to make a magnet, use magnets, and the magnetic fields that are used every day. Students will learn about natural resources, human-made resources, and how we can save our planet Earth by conservation, reuse, and recycling. Students will also get to be rock hounds, learn about the two types of water, design ways to help buildings not be damaged in an earthquake, and make new dirt.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Level 2 (includes ScienceSaurus Grade 2-3, TX). (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06775-2.

Required Materials:

  • dropper
  • dry erase board and markers
  • glass measuring cup with markings for milliliters, cups, and ounces
  • hand lens or magnifying glass
  • ice pack
  • juice pop mold or other container
  • laser pointer
  • magnets: 2 strong bar magnets; horseshoe; at least 2 ring magnets
  • Play-Doh® or other modeling clay
  • ruler with both inches and centimeters
  • stopwatch or timer
  • tape measure with inches and centimeters
  • thermometers with Celsius and Fahrenheit measures (C and F), 2
  • thermometer, medical
  • wax paper
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook with 4 sections
  • Dancing Bear rock & mineral collection activity kit (optional)
  • Lakeshore magnet kit (includes all magnets needed for course; optional)
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 2A / Online

Second-grade Science, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 2A Science. The second semester begins with weather patterns, precipitation, evaporation, and how the seasons affect living things. Students are introduced to planets and stars, and what causes day and night. Students learn about the needs of animals and plants, and what plants need to grow; why plants and animals need each other; how living things adapt to their environments; and how plants survive in different environments. Finally, the course covers different kinds of animals, how various body coverings help animals, the life cycles of animals and plants, plant parts, and how bean plants grow.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Level 2 (includes ScienceSaurus Grade 2-3, TX). (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06775-2.

Required Materials:

  • Butterfly kit or Ladybug kit from Insect Lore (optional)
  • camera (optional)
  • clock, analog
  • desert succulent plants in pots, 2 (try to avoid cactus due to injury risk)
  • dry erase board and markers
  • globe (optional)
  • Plasticine modeling clay (not air-dry)
  • rain gauge
  • thermometer, outdoor, with Fahrenheit scale
  • wind sock or weather vane
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook with 4 sections
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 2B / Online

Second-grade Social Studies, first semester.

In Grade 2, students focus on a study of their local community by examining the impact of significant individuals and events on the history of the community as well as on the state and the nation. The topics included in this semester are:

  • concepts of time and chronology;
  • relationship between the physical environment and human activities;
  • functions and services of government;
  • concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes, as well as basic map skills;
  • customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles; and
  • significant works of art and artists in the community.

Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 2A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 2A / Online

In Grade 2, students focus on a study of their local community by examining the impact of significant individuals and events on the history of the community as well as on the state and the nation. The topics included in this semester are:

  • landmarks and celebrations in the community, state, and nation;
  • historical figures that helped shape the community, state, and nation;
  • simple geographic tools, including maps and globes;
  • location of significant places in the community, state, country, and world;
  • value of work and the role of producers and consumers in the production of goods and services;
  • human modification of the physical environment;
  • purpose of government and the role of public officials;
  • affect of science and technology on life, past and present;
  • characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical figures and other individuals; and
  • concept of the free enterprise system and how businesses operate in the U.S. free enterprise system.

Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 2B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 2B / Online

Third Grade

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

Third grade is a fantastic year of reading growth for our students and while this is an online course, you will have access to all the concrete materials you need to complete your third-grade year. Students will continue learning to read and grow to become a life-long learner that is reading to learn!

As you work through the course, you will read a variety of genres from nonfiction and biographies to fantasies and poems. Each week you will tackle new vocabulary, reading, grammar, spelling, and writing skills that you will continue to develop over the course of the year. You will also have a research project that is assigned every three weeks which is a fun way to connect what you are learning in language arts to the world around you. You will keep a reading log of the outside novels you are reading either independently, or with a parent at home, and at the end of the school year you will be amazed at the progress you have made and the reading you have conquered!

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading Digital Learning Student Resource, Grade 3 (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 9780358032298.

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • pencils and eraser
  • colors (colored pencils, markers or crayons for projects)
  • drawing paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 3A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 3A / Online

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

This course is a continuation of ELAR 3A. Third grade is a fantastic year of reading growth for our students and while this is an online course, you will have access to all the concrete materials you need to complete your third-grade year. Students will continue learning to read and grow to become a life-long learner that is reading to learn!

As you work through the course, you will read a variety of genres from nonfiction and biographies to fantasies and poems. Each week you will tackle new vocabulary, reading, grammar, spelling, and writing skills that you will continue to develop over the course of the year. You will also have a research project that is assigned every three weeks which is a fun way to connect what you are learning in language arts to the world around you. You will keep a reading log of the outside novels you are reading either independently, or with a parent at home, and at the end of the school year you will be amazed at the progress you have made and the reading you have conquered!

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading Digital Learning Student Resource, Grade 3 (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 9780358032298.

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • pencils and eraser
  • colors (colored pencils, markers or crayons for projects)
  • drawing paper

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 3B / Online

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, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 3 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (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.

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:

  • base ten blocks
  • calculator
  • colored tiles, red and blue, 25
  • computer with Internet access
  • dry erase board and markers
  • multiplication flash cards
  • number tiles
  • pattern blocks (optional)
  • PDF software (free options available)
  • scanner or camera
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder and lined notebook paper
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 3A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 3A / Online

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, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 3 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (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.

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:

  • balance with gram pieces or a scale that can switch between metric and customary units of measurement
  • calculator
  • Double Nine dominoes
  • dry erase board and markers
  • eye dropper or pipette, 1 milliliter
  • geoboard
  • geometric solids
  • Jenga(R)
  • Legos(R)
  • mobile device
  • multiplication flash cards
  • number tiles
  • pattern blocks
  • PDF software (free options available)
  • scanner or camera
  • subtraction flash cards
  • tangrams
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook or three-ring binder and lined notebook paper
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 3B / Online

Third-grade Science, first semester.

SCI 3A begins with the process and tools used in scientific investigations and the design process used by engineers to create new types of technology. Students are introduced to concepts related to the properties of matter, the three states of matter, and physical and chemical changes in matter. Finally, students explore concepts related to different forms of energy and learn about simple machines and how they help make work easier.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Level 3 (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06776-9

Required Materials:

  • baking equipment
  • beakers, 2
  • binoculars or telescope (optional)
  • block cubes, wooden; one thin, flat, and rectangular
  • bread dough
  • collecting net
  • compass
  • corks
  • dictionary
  • dropper
  • dry erase board and markers
  • fish bowl
  • fishing weights
  • forceps or tweezers
  • funnel
  • graduated cylinder, tall
  • hand warmer, disposable
  • hot plate
  • insulating materials, such as packing peanuts, cotton batting, foam, fabric, newspapers
  • lamps with different types of bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, and heat lamp
  • levers (optional)
  • magnets: bar, circular, horseshoe
  • magnifying box
  • magnifying glass
  • mesh screening (optional)
  • microscope (optional)
  • modeling clay
  • pan balance and weights
  • paperweight, clear
  • parsley or any similar plant
  • prism
  • pulleys (optional)
  • ruler, metric, wooden or metal
  • safety goggles
  • sound recorder
  • spiral notebook or binder with notebook paper
  • spring scale
  • stopwatch or kitchen timer
  • thermometer, digital (optional)
  • thermometer with Fahrenheit and Celsius scales (cooking, medical, weather)
  • vase, glass
  • waterproof clay (from an art supply store)
  • wheels on axles
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

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. The second semester begins with landforms that make up the Earth's surface and the forces, such as weathering and erosion, that change these landforms. Students are introduced to concepts related to the Earth's resources which help living things meet their needs. They will become aware of conservation of natural resources by reducing, recycling, and reusing. Students will learn about the importance of water to the survival of all living things; the sun as the energy source for the water cycle; and different kinds of weather and how weather is measured.

Students explore concepts related to the relationships between objects in space, including the sun, moon, and planets in our solar system. They will focus on identifying different ecosystems and how the organisms within an ecosystem interact. Students will also learn about food chains and how changes in the environment can affect living things. Finally, students are introduced to concepts related to the life cycles of plants and animals and adaptations that help plants and animals survive in their environments.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Level 3 (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06776-9

Required Materials:

  • beaker, 1,000 mL
  • bean seeds, 1 packet
  • blocks, plastic, 5-7
  • blocks, wooden
  • camera, digital
  • clipboard
  • coat hanger, wire
  • collecting net
  • compass to draw circles
  • dropper
  • dry erase board and markers
  • film, thick plastic
  • globe
  • gloves, plastic
  • grass seeds
  • hand lens
  • hot plate
  • humus, sample
  • lab apron
  • labels
  • lettuce seeds, 15
  • magnifying box
  • maps: 1 showing area where the student has visited or lived, 1 showing rivers and oceans, 1 showing river with 2-3 tributaries
  • masses for pan balance
  • microscope
  • modeling clay
  • owner's manual, simple
  • pan balance
  • plant, potted
  • plants, small, 5
  • protractor
  • rain gauge
  • red worms
  • reference books about a land ecosystem
  • road map, simple
  • safety goggles
  • scale
  • spiral notebook or binder with notebook paper
  • silt, sample
  • soil, potting
  • spring toy (e.g., a Slinky®)
  • tablecloth, plastic
  • telescope, binoculars, or spyglass
  • terrarium or aquarium with appropriate organisms
  • thermometer, Celsius
  • variety of sources about ecosystems and food chains, such as reference books and Internet sources
  • volleyball
  • watch or timer
  • wax paper
  • wind vane
  • world map
  • yeast, dry
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 3B / Online

Third-grade Social Studies, first semester.

In Grade 3, students learn how diverse individuals have changed their communities and world. Students study the effects inspiring heroes have had on communities, past and present. Students expand their knowledge through identification and study of people who made a difference, influenced public policy and decision making, and participated in resolving issues that are important to all people The topics included in this semester are:

  • common characteristics of communities, past and present;
  • relationship between the physical environment and human activities;
  • functions and services of government;
  • concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes, as well as basic map skills;
  • characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures and organizations;
  • customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles; and
  • significant works of art and artists in the community.

Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 3A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 3A / Online

Third-grade Social Studies, second semester.

This course is a continuation of ELEM 3A Social Studies. In the second semester, students learn how diverse individuals have changed their communities and world. Students study the effects inspiring heroes have had on communities, past and present. Students expand their knowledge through identification and study of people who made a difference, influenced public policy and decision making, and participated in resolving issues that are important to all people The topics included in this semester are:

  • how individuals, events, and ideas have influenced the history of various communities.;
  • basic structure and functions of various levels of government;
  • important ideas in historical documents at various levels of government;
  • characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures and organizations;
  • how individuals have created or invented new technology and affected life in various communities, past and present;
  • the purpose of earning, spending, saving, and donating money; and
  • the concept of the free enterprise system and how businesses operate in the U.S. free enterprise system.

Textbook:

There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Materials:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 3B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 3B / Online

Fourth Grade

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

This course allows you the opportunity to read stories from a wide variety of genres. Examining stories of different genres will provide you with opportunities to analyze the author's purpose, identify point-of-view, and recognize figurative language in order to better understand unfamiliar texts. Additionally, you will build your vocabulary and synthesize topic knowledge to learn that great authors use these tools to write about what they know. You will learn to think critically as you explore the selected texts and apply these skills to your own writing. As you grow more comfortable with your writing, you will likely find that all great stories are created by using the foundational skills you will learn here, as well as tapping into your own experiences, observations, and identities.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading! Digital Learning Student Resource Package, Grade 4, one-year subscription. (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-358-03230-4

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 4A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 4A / Online

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

This course is a continuation of ELAR 4A. ELAR 4B allows you the opportunity to read stories from a wide variety of genres. Examining stories of different genres will provide you with opportunities to analyze the author's purpose, identify point-of-view, and recognize figurative language in order to better understand unfamiliar texts. Additionally, you will build your vocabulary and synthesize topic knowledge to learn that great authors use these tools to write about what they know. You will learn to think critically as you explore the selected texts and apply these skills to your own writing. As you grow more comfortable with your writing, you will likely find that all great stories are created by using the foundational skills you will learn here, as well as tapping into your own experiences, observations, and identities.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading! Digital Learning Student Resource Package, Grade 4, one-year subscription. (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-358-03230-4

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 4B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 4B / Online

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, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-5443-6499-8.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-14242-8.

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:

  • art materials: colored pencils, glue or tape, scissors
  • base-10 blocks
  • clocks or watches, one analog and one digital
  • counters, at least 50, in 2 different colors (small pieces of 2 colors of paper or tiles, 2-color counters, red and white beans, etc.)
  • envelope or paper pocket
  • index cards
  • number cube (die)
  • paper clips, 4 large
  • paper: graph (1 cm), plain white, lined notebook
  • pencils and erasers
  • plastic zip-close bag
  • scanner and software to create PDFs
  • spiral notebook or three-ring binder for a journal
  • square tiles or dominos
  • 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, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-36510-0.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 4, Student Edition Bundle (Vol. 1 & 2, Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-14242-8.

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:

  • 180° protractor
  • dice, 3
  • envelopes, 2
  • glue or tape
  • index cards
  • lined notebook paper
  • pencils and erasers
  • scanner and software to create PDFs
  • scissors
  • spiral notebook or three-ring binder for a journal
  • straight edge or ruler

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 4B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 4B / Online

Fourth-grade Science, first semester.

Students will be exploring physical and Earth concepts. The topics included in this semester are: scientific problem-solving, properties of matter, mixtures and solutions, forms of energy, circuits, insulators and conductors, force of motion, renewable and non-renewable resources, conservation, slow changes to Earth's surface, and properties of soil.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Science Fusion Texas, Grade 4 (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06777-6

Required Materials:

  • Scanner and software to create PDFs
  • PDF app (free options available)
  • Other course materials needed for 4th Grade Science are listed in each experiment. They are typical items that can be found in most households.

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. Students will be exploring Earth, space, and life science concepts. The topics included in this semester are: scientific problem-solving, the water cycle, weather, shadows and seasons, patterns of the moon, producers and consumers, impacts on ecosystems, lifecycles, inherited traits and learned behaviors, and plant and animal structures and functions.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Science Fusion Texas, Grade 4 (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. ISBN 978-0-544-06777-6

Required Materials:

  • Scanner and software to create PDFs
  • PDF app (free options available)
  • Other course materials needed for 4th Grade Science are listed in each experiment. They are typical items that can be found in most households.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 4B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 4B / Online

Fourth-grade Social Studies, first semester.

SOCS 4 follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 4th Grade Social Studies. In this first semester, students will be exploring Texas regions, early Texas Indians, European exploration in Texas, the Spanish colonial government, the Mexican Revolution, the empresario system, and the Texas Revolution. The topics included in this semester are:

  • the physical and human geography of the four Texas regions;
  • the first Americans and resulting Texas Indian tribes;
  • European explorers – Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, and La Salle;
  • the Spanish mission and colonial government system;
  • the Mexican Revolution;
  • the empresario system; and
  • the Texas Revolution.

Textbook and Materials:

There is no required textbook or materials for this course.

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. In this second semester, students will be exploring Texas as a Republic, the annexation of Texas into the U.S, the U.S.–Mexico War, the Civil War and Reconstruction in Texas, Texas cattle ranching, Texas railroads and their impact on Texas Indians, oil discovery in Texas, urbanization, Texas in the 20th century, and Texas citizenship.

Textbook and Materials:

There is no required textbook or materials for this course.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 4B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 4B / Online

Fifth Grade

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

This course will examine stories of different genres to provide you with opportunities to analyze the author's purpose, identify point-of-view, and recognize figurative language in order to better understand unfamiliar texts. Additionally, you will build your vocabulary and synthesize topic knowledge to learn that great authors use these tools to write about what they know. As you grow more comfortable with your writing, you will likely find that all great stories are created by using the foundational skills you will learn here, as well as tapping into your own experiences, observations, and identities.

Reading: The Reading curriculum presented in this course will support concepts and skills which you have already learned. Using this knowledge as a foundation, we will introduce you to important new skills focusing on literary genres, author's purpose, text and graphic features, and more! It is the goal of this curriculum to foster a love of reading as well as reinforce the importance of reading in daily life.

Grammar/Composition: Similar to the Reading curriculum, the Grammar and Composition curriculum will build upon the learned skills from each week. Throughout this curriculum, fostering your love of writing and ability to write is key. Just as it is important for children to read every day, it is also important to spend time writing every day.

Phonics/Spelling: The path to becoming a proficient reader is paved with strong spelling skills. To develop these skills, you will use weekly spelling lists and daily practice to reinforce the phonics patterns introduced. This curriculum will aid in helping you apply the learned phonics and spelling patterns to your existing vocabulary and assist with spelling and pronouncing words that are new to your vocabulary. Daily activities will focus on developing skills and concepts such as rhyming words, plural and singular spellings, homophones, synonyms and antonyms, and context clues to find the meaning of new words. Words from across the educational disciplines are included in the weekly activities.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading! Digital Learning Student Resource Package, Grade 5. (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-358-03231-1

This book is available only in a one-volume edition. It is used for ELAR 5A and 5B.

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 5A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 5A / Online

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

This course will examine stories of different genres to provide you with opportunities to analyze the author's purpose, identify point-of-view, and recognize figurative language in order to better understand unfamiliar texts. Additionally, you will build your vocabulary and synthesize topic knowledge to learn that great authors use these tools to write about what they know. As you grow more comfortable with your writing, you will likely find that all great stories are created by using the foundational skills you will learn here, as well as tapping into your own experiences, observations, and identities.

Reading: The Reading curriculum presented in this course will support concepts and skills which you have already learned. Using this knowledge as a foundation, we will introduce you to important new skills focusing on literary genres, author's purpose, text and graphic features, and more! It is the goal of this curriculum to foster a love of reading as well as reinforce the importance of reading in daily life.

Grammar/Composition: Similar to the Reading curriculum, the Grammar and Composition curriculum will build upon the learned skills from each week. Throughout this curriculum, fostering your love of writing and ability to write is key. Just as it is important for children to read every day, it is also important to spend time writing every day.

Phonics/Spelling: The path to becoming a proficient reader is paved with strong spelling skills. To develop these skills, you will use weekly spelling lists and daily practice to reinforce the phonics patterns introduced. This curriculum will aid in helping you apply the learned phonics and spelling patterns to your existing vocabulary and assist with spelling and pronouncing words that are new to your vocabulary. Daily activities will focus on developing skills and concepts such as rhyming words, plural and singular spellings, homophones, synonyms and antonyms, and context clues to find the meaning of new words. Words from across the educational disciplines are included in the weekly activities.

Required Textbooks (sold separately):

  • Texas Into Reading! Digital Learning Student Resource Package, Grade 5. (2020). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-358-03231-1

This book is available only in a one-volume edition. It is used for ELAR 5A and 5B.

Required Materials:

  • composition or spiral notebook
  • dry erase board and markers
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • crayons

Click to view the course syllabus: ELAR 5B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM ELAR 5B / Online

Fifth-grade Math, first semester.

Using this curriculum, students will be engaged in problem-solving, learning new mathematical concepts, practicing skills, and reading literature to reinforce mathematical concepts. This semester will help students master place value and fractions operations and algebraic reasoning. Students will apply what they learn to working with distance and money. They will also learn how to keep track of whole number, fraction, and decimal information with tools like fraction strips and hundreds charts.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-36512-4.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional textbook (Sold separately)

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5, Student Edition Bundle (Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-14092-9.

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:

  • art materials: colored pencils, glue stick, markers, scissors, straight edge
  • base-ten blocks
  • connecting cubes (may use other same size blocks, such as LEGO® bricks)
  • counters or checkers
  • decimal models
  • fraction circles
  • fraction strips
  • money cards
  • number cards
  • pan balance (make your own if needed)
  • symbol cards
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

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. Using this curriculum, students will be engaged in problem-solving, learning new mathematical concepts, practicing skills, and reading literature to reinforce mathematical concepts. This semester will help students master solving for area, perimeter, volume, converting units of measure, data analysis, and personal financial literacy. Students will apply what they learn to working with measurement conversion and money. Students will also learn how to use graphs and frequency tables to organize real world problems.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2019). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5 (Interactive Online). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-36512-4.
  • Learn more and preview online: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-math

Optional Textbook (sold separately):

  • Burger, Dixon, Kanold, Larson, Leinwand, & Sandoval-Martinez. (2015). Texas GoMath!, Grade 5, Student Edition Bundle (Print edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-544-14092-9.

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:

  • art materials: colored pencils, glue, graph paper, highlighters (2 different colors), markers, scissors
  • base-ten blocks
  • centimeter cubes or sugar cubes
  • centimeter ruler
  • color cube (may tape colors to number cube)
  • counters or other objects to cover each shape on a grid
  • cup with liter measurements
  • dry erase board and markers
  • Fahrenheit thermometer
  • protractor
  • quadrilaterals
  • stopwatch (may use a clock, computer, or smart phone, if stopwatch is not available)
  • wide-ruled spiral notebook
  • (See Syllabus for complete list.)

Click to view the course syllabus: MATH 5B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM MATH 5B / Online

Fifth-grade Science, first semester.

In this course, students will learn about the physical properties of matter, forms of energy, forces, and the Earth's changes. Also in SCI 5A, which is the first semester of this two-semester course, students will be dealing primarily with physical and Earth sciences. The topics included in this semester are:

  • scientific problem-solving;
  • properties of matter;
  • forms of energy;
  • flow of energy in a circuit;
  • light reflection and refraction;
  • development of sedimentary rock and fossil fuels; and
  • changes to the earth.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Grade 5. (2014). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-02551-6.

Required Materials:

The course materials needed for 5th Grade Science A are listed in each experiment. They are typical items that can be found in most households.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 5A Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 5A / Online

Fifth-grade Science, second semester.

The second semester of fifth-grade Science is a continuation of the concepts which began in the first semester. In SCI 5B, students will be dealing primarily with physical and Earth sciences. The topics included in this semester are: weather and climate; the water cycle; the Sun, Earth, and the Moon; the interdependency of organisms in ecosystems; the flow of energy through food webs; environmental changes; identification and study of fossils; structures and functions of organisms; and inherited traits and learned behaviors.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: Texas Science Fusion, Grade 5. (2014). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-02551-6.

Required Materials:

The course materials needed for 5th Grade Science B are listed in each experiment. They are typical items that can be found in most households.

Click to view the course syllabus: SCI 5B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SCI 5B / Online

Fifth-grade Social Studies, first semester.

In this first semester of Social Studies, the student will learn about the history and geography of the United States starting in 1565. The historical content will include the colonial period, the American Revolution, the establishment of the U.S. Constitution, and the American Identity. The students will also learn about the regions of the United States and learn how the people who lived in those regions shaped the land. Students will utilize and create timelines, cause and effect relationships, and analyze primary sources throughout the course.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: U.S. History, Grade 5: Texas United States History 1565 to Modern Times, Texas Edition, Student Learning Center, 1-year subscription (2016). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780021310760.

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. In this second semester of Social Studies, the student will learn about the causes and reasons of the Civil War and what it took to reconstruct the country after the Civil War. After Reconstruction, the country continued to grow, creating labor unions and railroads. The country also found new inventors such as Thomas Edison, and new laws were made to protect people. Students will also learn about the Spanish-American War, the World Wars, the automobile, airplanes, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Depression. This will lead us to War World II and the early Cold War, Brown v. Board of Education, and finally the events of the 21st century.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

  • Digital: U.S. History, Grade 5: Texas United States History 1565 to Modern Times, Texas Edition, Student Learning Center, 1-year subscription (2016). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780021310760.

Click to view the course syllabus: SOCS 5B Syllabus

Add to cart: ELEM SOCS 5B / Online

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