Full Year


  • AP German Language & Culture

    This course creates an environment for students to excel in the contemporary German-speaking world. Topics of interest include cultural competencies while promoting consistent comparisons between this new culture and the learner’s own culture through the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. Requirements for this course include an upper ability and previous success in both…


  • German IV

    Students in this course will continue to build on the skills from the first three levels of their study of German by developing and refining the five major skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competency. Students will study the richness of German history, art, and culture while expanding their vocabulary, communication, and grammar…


  • Business Management

    The focus of this course is to establish business principles and practices that form the groundwork for all business operations. Business fundamentals such as economic, legal, and social foundations are presented. Students will examine the process of organizing businesses, marketing products and services, financing operations, managing and developing employees, and making difficult business decisions in…


  • Visual Art & Design II

    This course helps students extend and refine their ability to investigate and respond to the visual arts. Students examine the importance of process, content, concepts, and skills involved in the development of original works of art and design. Students continue to maintain process portfolios and select work for exhibition. This course aligns with the Virginia…


  • Japanese I

    This course establishes the foundation of the Japanese language, including the Japanese language writing systems of hiragana, katakana, and some kanji. Students will learn functional grammar, vocabulary, phrases, and cultural concepts that apply to various practical real-life situations. The course also promotes understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and society. This course aligns with the Virginia…


  • Sustainability & Renewable Technologies

    Students in this course explore issues that affect global citizens in the areas of economics, culture, and the environment. The course introduces students to the historic, economic, political, environmental, and cultural issues that impact the global community and its future. Students will address issues affecting the health of the environment and explore solutions offered by…


  • Visual Arts (Grade 8)

    This course gives students an opportunity to explore the arts through the application of skill and media development while considering perspectives of artists and careers in the arts. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they embark on their own journey of engaging with 2D and 3D media. As students expand their own creativity and…


  • Visual Arts (Grade 7)

    This course is designed to stimulate the creativity and personal development of students by working in an interactive art studio. The students work with a variety of art media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The proper use of art tools and care of materials are explained and demonstrated. Art creation, art history, critical analysis, collaboration, and…


  • Physical Science 8

    Physical Science 8 emphasizes the nature and structure of matter and the characteristics of energy. Areas of study include the periodic table; physical and chemical changes; nuclear reactions; temperature and heat; sound; light; electricity and magnetism; and work, force, and motion. Research and experimentation and the manipulation of variables to validate conclusions will also be…


  • Life Science 7

    Life Science 7 emphasizes studying change, life cycles, patterns, and relationships. Students gain an understanding of these principles through the study of cellular organization; the classification of organisms; the relationship among organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and change due to the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation. Students will continue to build scientific reasoning,…