• Chinese II

    In the Chinese II course, students continue to develop their ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic language structures. Students will refine the four language skills in Mandarin Chinese—listening, speaking, reading and writing—with an emphasis on the ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Modern Non-Roman Alphabet Languages.

  • Chemistry I

    In this course students explore the interaction of matter and energy that applies analytical investigation, observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes to the manipulation of chemical quantities and problem solving applications in various earth science, life science, and other physical science fields of study. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative study. Students will participate in virtual, interactive chemistry laboratory experiences.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Chemistry.

  • Biology II: Ecology

    This course builds upon the detailed understandings of living systems addressed in Biology I. Students investigate the flow of matter and energy in biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem; geochemical processes; chemical and biochemical processes essential for life; water chemistry and the impact of water on life processes; and processes and interactions of Earth systems. Content gives focus to the individual, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, and global issues. 

    This course aligns with the Virginia Department of Education’s Science Content Guidelines for Biology II: Ecology.

  • Biology I

    This course provides students with a detailed understanding of living systems. Students investigate biochemical life processes, cellular organization, mechanisms of inheritance, dynamic relationships among organisms, and the changes in organisms through time.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Biology.

  • Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

    This course is considered a bridge to Algebra II, as it builds upon the student’s understanding of Algebra I skills in preparation for the skills taught in Algebra II. Within the context of mathematical modeling and data analysis, students will study functions and their behaviors, systems of inequalities, probability, experimental design and implementation, and analysis of data.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Algebra, Functions & Data Analysis.

  • Pre-Calculus/Mathematical Analysis

    This course develops students’ understanding of algebraic and transcendental functions, parametric and polar equations, sequences, series, and vectors.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Mathematical Analysis.

  • Geometry

    This course extends the skills and concepts taught in Algebra I through the study of plane and solid figures. Topics include a review of real numbers, segment and angle measurement, angle relationships, logic, proofs, reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, right triangles, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, convex polygons, tessellations, circles, constructions, coordinate geometry, area, similarity, and volume.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Geometry.

  • Algebra II

    In Algebra II, a thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts will be provided through the study of functions, equations, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series. The course emphasizes a transformational approach to graphing functions, using translation, reflection, dilation, and rotation to generate a “family of functions” from a given “parent” function and building a strong connection between algebraic and graphic representations of functions. Students will vary the coefficients and constants of an equation, observe the changes in the graph of the equation, and make generalizations that can be applied to many graphs.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Algebra II.

  • Algebra I

    Algebra I covers the first level of solving and graphing algebraic equations/inequalities in one or two variables, function behavior and notation, quadratic functions, exponent rules, operations with polynomials, and basic data analysis.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Algebra I.

  • Psychology

    This introductory course is designed to give an overview of key topics in psychology and to explore possible connections of psychology to future study and careers. Topics covered include the history and methods of psychology, brain structures, mental disorders, stress, therapy, sensation and perception, sleep and dreaming, child and adult development, motivation and emotion, and social psychology. This course is designed to give students a broad introduction to psychology and to preview topics that can be further studied at the college level (such as AP Psychology or introductory college courses).

    This course utilizes standards and domains outlined by the American Psychological Association’s National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula.

    A Note About Course Content

    The study of psychology involves learning about and understanding information that students may not have encountered previously in a learning environment. Some of these topics include but are not limited to the following:

    • Human growth and development, including physical and behavioral changes
    • Human gender and sexuality
    • Drug and substance abuse
    • Physical and psychological abuse
    • Death and dying
    • Historical terms and treatments that are no longer considered acceptable

    Please be advised that it is not possible to cover the course topics without encountering this information. If students enrolled in this course or their parents/guardians have a concern with these topics, they should contact their school counselor regarding a course change.