This is an introductory course about the topics of biology and their relation to the lives of students. It is preparation for further science study as well as the ACT/MME and college enrollment. We focus on the following units: cells, DNA, genetics, evolution and ecology.
The goal for English 9 is to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and strategies that will be refined and extended throughout high school. Through the lens of Inter-Relationships and Self-Reliance, students will consider how they build relationships, how their relationships impact others and their responsibility to society. Coursework centers on literature that lends itself to affecting these relationships. Books read in this course are: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Outsiders, The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet.
Civics focuses on citizens rights and duties. Economics focuses on the analysis of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services through the following areas: consumerism, business organizations, economic philosphy, money and banking, and international trade.
We will spend the year learning about money and personal finances. As we discuss the math behind money, budgets and interest rates, we will reinforce some math skills and teach students to be responsible with their money when the leave the halls of Bradford Academy.
Algebra is a course designed for the college bound student and builds upon topics covered in middle school. This course thoroughly investigates the structures, techniques and applications used in basic algebraic reasoning. Algebra 1 will further the study of linear functions and include piecewise and absolute value functions. In addition, students will cover non-linear functions such as quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and power functions. Additional topics will include polynomials, recursive functions and linear regressions.