New Egypt High School Program of Studies



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ENG 401 UNDERSTANDING WRITING

Grade 9 (Requirement)

Understanding Writing” is a mandatory course for all freshmen (all freshmen will be required to take English I as well). The course is based on the research and recommendations of an educational movement devoted to improving writing skills nationwide by teaching clear and concise writing while integrating the rules of grammar in the context of writing. This new approach focuses on a “scope-not-sequence” chart that emphasizes five basic categories:

1) teaching concepts of subject, verb, sentence, clause, phrase and related editing

2) teaching style through sentence combining and sentence generating

3) teaching sentence sense and style through the manipulation of syntactic elements

4) teaching the power of dialects and dialects of power

5) teaching punctuation and mechanics for convention, clarity and style

The course will emphasize the process of writing and will include individualized instruction and small-group activities. “Understanding Writing” will also serve as the foundation for the writing students will do later in high school and also prepare them for writing tasks on standardized tests, such as the PAARC, SAT, and AP exams.



ENG 402 ENGLISH I COLLEGE PREP

Grade 9

This course is designed for highly motivated students who desire a thorough practice with every stage of the writing process. English I-College Prep includes a scrupulous study of grammar and its application to writing. The study and use of vocabulary and literary terms are included on a regular basis. Emphasis is placed on the process of writing various forms of essay including literary analysis. The literature portion of the course includes the novel, short story, mythology and drama. Students are required to complete several outside reading assignments. Completion of an independent research paper is required.



ENG 404 ENGLISH I HONORS

Grade 9

Prerequisite: Department recommendation

This course is designed for the accelerated English I student. The course provides an in-depth study of the elements of literature and several literary genres including the short story, epic poetry, the novel, and drama. The focus of the writing program is extensive practice in expository writing, assignments in descriptive, narrative, and persuasive writing
will also be completed. English I Honors also includes the study and proper use of advanced vocabulary and literary terms, grammar, mechanics, and usage. In addition, both summer reading and extensive supplemental reading during the semester are required. Completion of an independent research paper is required.

ENG 412 ENGLISH II COLLEGE PREP

Grade 10

This course is designed for highly motivated and capable students. It emphasizes the writing process, focusing particularly on revision and editing. Narrative, descriptive, explanatory and persuasive writing are addressed. The study of literature includes the short story, novel, poetry and drama. Completion of an independent research paper and presentation on select novels is required. Literary elements will be studied and used in student work.



ENG 414 ENGLISH II HONORS

Grade 10

This course is designed for the accelerated English II student. It will provide each student with an in-depth study of literary elements and structure of all genres of literature, including the short story, novel, drama and poetry. The student will be required to complete extensive writing. Writing assignments will range from the paragraph to the complete essay, from the creative to the critical, from the narrative to the persuasive. Extensive studies in both grammar and vocabulary are stressed. In addition, both summer reading and extensive supplemental reading are required. Independent research on literary analysis will be evaluated through paper and presentation



ENG 422 ENGLISH III/BRITISH LITERATURE

COLLEGE PREP

Grade 11

This course is designed for highly motivated and capable students. The students will be exposed to British writers and genres. In addition, the student will be expected to write effective compositions and essays. English III also includes

vocabulary studies and strategies, which are preparation for the SAT. Summer reading assignments, supplemental reading and a research paper are required

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ENG 424 ENGLISH III HONORS



Grade 11

Prerequisite: Department recommendation

This course is designed for the accelerated English III student. The student will study British writers and genres, which include the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, and non-fiction. In addition, the student will be expected to write effective compositions, which contain sophisticated syntax and diction, accurate grammar and astute literary analysis. English III Honors also includes vocabulary studies and strategies, which will be preparation for the SAT. Summer reading assignments, extensive supplemental reading and a research paper are required.


ENG 333/433 ENGLISH ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Grade 11/12

Prerequisite: Department recommendation, B or better in English II Honors, Completed application, Teacher recommendation

This course is a fast paced literary journey through world literature. It is prepared with collegiate level students in mind. The class will focus on an in depth study of poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. Class work will revolve around skills in critical reading, literary analysis, in class writing, quarterly projects, and research based essays on the literature studied. It is expected that students will take the AP exam in literature and composition in May. Those scoring a three or better can earn three to six college credits depending on the university. Summer reading (3 works), independent reading, and a research paper required.

ENG 432ENGLISH IV COLLEGE PREP

Grade 12

This course is designed for highly motivated and capable students. The study of world literature includes novels, short stories, drama, and poetry. Emphasis will be placed on the entire writing process and literary analysis. There will be continued emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, and mechanics. Summer reading, independent reading, and a research paper are required.



ENG 434 ENGLISH IV HONORS

Grade 12

Prerequisite: Department recommendation

This course is a fast paced literary journey through world literature. It is prepared with collegiate level students in mind. The class will focus on an in depth study of poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. Class work will revolve around skills in critical reading, literary analysis, in class writing, quarterly projects, and research based essays on the literature studied. Summer reading (2 books), independent reading and research paper required.


ENG 444 ENGLISH IV HONORS

TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH LITERATURE

Grade 12

Prerequisite: English IV or AP English Literature & Composition

The primary reason behind creating this course is to use a literature based experience to have students learn about the beauty, significance, and connectivity of world culture. Students will focus on a variety of primary literary works supplemented through ancillary multimedia materials (travel guides, cinema, online material, etc.). The information/class materials will be dispersed through geographical settings. Areas studied will include North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Each area will start with cultural based lessons (understanding the art, architecture, food, landscapes, and people of the area being studied) and will eventually be supplemented through renowned literary selections that capture the region being studied in an honest, informative, and relatable manner. Student understanding will be assessed through a variety of oral and written tests, reaction papers, expository and editorial writing, web based cinema creation, and group and individual projects.



MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
Requirements for Graduation: Four (4) years of Math, passing of the PARCC.

College requirements: Tree (3) years of Math through Algebra II

Our mathematics program offers courses ranging from targeted Algebra I instruction designed to help students pass

PARCC to Advanced Placement Calculus.






MTH 202 ALGEBRA ACADEMIC

FULL YEAR

Grades 9-10

This course covers the concepts of Algebra from number theory and linear equations through systems of equations in two variables, rational/irrational expressions, inequalities, functions and problem solving skills. This course is covered over two semesters. At the conclusion of this course students will be prepared to move on to Geometry HSPA Preparation.



MTH 206 ALGEBRA I

Grades 9-10

Prerequisite: Department recommendation and Math Placement Test

This course is designed for the highly motivated college-bound student. The purpose of this course is to provide each student with basic principles through more complex algebraic concepts. Applications and connections to problem solving utilizing technology and critical thinking are integrated throughout the course.

MTH 211 GEOMETRY COLLEGE PREP

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Algebra I and Math Placement Test

This course is designed for the student who has demonstrated proficiency in Algebra I. The scope and sequence of this course ranges from the application of basic geometric concepts to the application of more complex geometric principles.

MTH 212 GEOMETRY HONORS

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Department Recommendation and Math Placement Test

This course is designed for the highly motivated college bound student. The scope and sequence of this course ranges from basic geometric proofs and skills to analysis/application of more advanced geometric theorems and concepts.

mth 222 algebra ii College Prep

Grades 10-12

Algebra II is the third course in the regular college preparatory sequence. The course extends the process of Algebra introduced in Algebra I and uses the geometrical concepts from Geometry to produce a more meaningful in-depth approach to new topics in Algebra. Algebra II incorporates graphing calculator activities for discovery, problem solving, and modeling of algebraic concepts.


MTH 221 ALGEBRA II HONORS

Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Department recommendation, B or better in Honors Geometry

This course is designed for the highly motivated, academically advanced mathematics student. The scope and sequence of this course ranges from basic Algebra II skills to complex multi-variable concepts. This course prepares students for the Pre-Calculus class.

MTH 230 TRIGONOMETRY/ PRE-CALCULUS

COLLEGE PREP

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Department recommendation, Algebra II College Prep or Algebra II Honors

This course will develop the student’s mathematical concepts, help improve logical thinking and promote success. This course is intended for students who wish to continue their education beyond high school in fields that require a solid background in mathematics. Emphasis is on the study of relations, functions, graphs, trigonometry, polar coordinates and limits. Students will analyze and graph mathematical functions. Focus will be set on the verification of trigonometric identities using all of the basic trigonometric functions. The use of graphing calculators will be integrated daily to encourage graphical as well as numerical and algebraic understanding.
MTH 231 Trigonometry/ Pre-Calculus HONORS

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Department recommendation, 90or better in Algebra II Honors

Pre-Calculus is intended to prepare students to apply mathematics in other fields of study and/or prepare them for the study of Calculus. This course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. Topics include functions, conic sections, trigonometric ratios and functions, inverse trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometry, including vectors and laws of sine and cosine; polar functions and notation; and linear algebra. Technology is fully integrated, rather than just added. The course encourages graphical, numerical and algebraic modeling of functions as well as problem solving and conceptual understanding.

MTH 232 STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus

As an alternative to Pre-Calculus or Calculus for the student who is college bound, this course will prepare the student for a college statistics course which is required for many majors. The content will involve concepts of central tendency, variability, experimental design and probability.

MTH 249 CALCULUS HONORS

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors

This course is an alternative to Advanced Placement Calculus for the student who is college bound. Honors Calculus is a half year course designed to expose students to the fundamentals of calculus and prepare students to take a college level calculus course. This course reinforces key pre-calculus concepts, limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives and the definite integral.

MTH 250 Advanced Placement Calculus

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Advanced Placement Calculus is a one-year course designed to prepare the exceptionally motivated student to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB Exam for college credit. The Advanced Placement Calculus course consists of a full academic year of work in calculus and related topics comparable to courses in colleges and universities. A score of 3 or more on the ETS exam may enable the student to receive college credits from many institutions.

MTH 240 DISCRETE MATH

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Algebra II or Pre-Calculus

As an alternative to Pre-Calculus or Calculus for the student who is college bound, this course will introduce students to the topics of Discrete Mathematics including sequences and series, sets, combinatorics, graph theory, simple network theory with matrices, truth tables, coding theory and symbolic logic.




MTH 234 ADVANCED MATH TOPICS

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

Students will continue their study and analysis of functions: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic. Right triangle trigonometry will be expanded to include circular functions, with applications. Complex numbers, polar coordinates, analytic geometry and conic sections will also be included. Emphasis is on applications and problem solving with the aid of graphing calculators.

MTH 205 COLLEGE ALGEBRA

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Geometry

Fundamental concepts will be reviewed quickly from Algebra 1. This will be followed by a rigorous schedule of topics that include the Algebra of polynomials and rational expressions, exponents, radicals and radical expressions, first and second degree equations and inequalities in both one and two variables including graphing, relations and functions, systems of linear equations, determinants, and series and sequences.




PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH

DEPARTMENT
Requirements for Graduation: Four (4) years of Physical Education and Four (4) years of Health, one for each year enrolled in high school.



THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONCEPT:

Health and Physical Education are separate disciplines each with a distinct body of knowledge and skills. Both are designed to complement each other as they reinforce wellness concepts. Physical Education promotes each student’s optimum physical, mental, emotional and social development while providing student centered activities.



PE 001 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Grade 9

Freshman Physical Education focuses on team sports with emphasis on skill development. Through skill, work and drills, students are readied for modified game situations that lead to strategy and techniques in regulation game play. Rules and safety are emphasized. Fitness and wellness will be addressed daily.


HE 001 HEALTH I

Grade 9

Value clarification, decision-making skills and problem solving are emphasis. Drug awareness will concentrate on developing o9f an understanding of the causes, effects and impacts of drug and alcohol abuse. Other topics may be explored such as puberty and emotional growth, human reproduction, and abstinence education.



PE 002 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Grade 10

Sophomore Physical Education also emphasizes team sports. Skills will continue to be reviewed, while comprehension of game situations, rules, strategy, and sportsmanship will be developed. Fitness and wellness will be addressed daily Further safety precautions are stressed.



HE 002 DRIVER ED THEORY

Students will be able to take the New Jersey State written test at the culmination of the course.



PE 003 Physical Education III

Grade 11

Junior Physical Education places an increased emphasis on lifetime physical activity. Students will develop the skills necessary to participate in individual and team activities that promote wellness. Through activity, students will develop an understanding of fitness principles, sportsmanship, and an appreciation for lifelong activity. Daily fitness will be incorporated.




HE 003 HEALTH III Family Life

Grade 11

This course will provide the skills necessary to maintain sexual health throughout life by educating students on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection prevention, contraception, and abstinence education.



PE 004 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Grade 12

Senior Physical Education will continue to emphasize lifetime physical activity. Students will refine skills in activities that they can participate in over a lifetime. Through participation, students will demonstrate sportsmanship and knowledge of games. At the culmination of physical education students will recognize the benefits of lifelong fitness while gaining a further appreciation of lifelong activity. Daily fitness will be incorporated.



HE 004 HEALTH IV

Grade 12

This multidimensional course contains information on suicide prevention, muscular and skeletal systems and HIV Education, as well as providing the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Course.



PE 534 SPORTS TRAINING & PHYSIOLOGY

Grade 11-12

Prerequisite: Students taking this course must have earned a grade of 81 or above in the following courses:



PE/HE 001 Physical Education/Health I

PE/HE 002 Physical Education/Health II

SCI 504 Biology College Prep or SCI 505 Biology Honors

The course is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, fitness, strength and conditioning, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, and other sports medicine related fields. Students will review concepts of First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Students will be able to describe the anatomy and biomechanics of various regions of the human body. In addition, students will learn taping and wrapping techniques along with rehabilitation methods. They will also study concepts of performance enhancement and injury prevention through the use of strength training, conditions, and nutrition. Students will understand the roles and responsibilities of various medical professionals that support athletes. They will identify facility management, budgeting, and legal issues associated with sports medicine. Students will obtain practical experience working with the athletic trainer and strength coach throughout the semester.






SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Requirements for Graduation: Three (3) years of Science, passing of the HSPA

Requirement for College: At least two (2) years of Lab Science

.* All New Egypt High School Science Classes are considered “LAB” Science Classes due to Block Schedule class times*






SCI 530 INTERGRATED LABORATORY SCIENCE

COLLEGE PREP

Grade 9

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Algebra I B or with teacher approval if wanting to take concurrently with Algebra I B

This lab-oriented course is designed for the college-bound student. This survey course provides each student with an overview of our science programs and builds a foundation of the processes of scientific thought and methods. This course includes various topics of life, earth, and physical sciences. This course allows students to progress to standard lab science courses with a broader knowledge of the scientific process. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving.

SCI 504 BIOLOGY COLLEGE PREP

Grade 10

Prerequisite: College Prep or Honors Integrated Laboratory Science

This lab-oriented course is designed for the college bound student. This course provides each student with the opportunity to investigate the vital life processes. The curriculum includes the topics of cells, genetics, evolution, classification of living things, and ecology. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving.

SCI 505 BIOLOGY HONORS

Grade 10

Prerequisite: Application with essay, a department recommendation, and a final grade of 85 in the previous science Honors class or a final grade of 91 in a previous science College Prep class

This lab-oriented course is designed for the highly motivated, academically advanced science student. The rigorous curriculum includes topics in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and classification of living things, microbiology, evolution, and ecology. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, problem solving, analytical skills and scientific reasoning.

SCI 514 CHEMISTY COLLEGE PREP

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: College Prep of Honors Integrated Laboratory Science. Must have completed Algebra I

This lab-oriented course is designed for the college bound student. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the nature of matter using real world applications such as water-purification, metal refining, hybrid-vehicle design, and air-pollution policies. The ability to solve basic mathematical problems is required. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving.

SCI 515 CHEMISTRY HONORS

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Application with essay, a department recommendation, and a final grade of 85 in the previous science Honors or a final grade of 91 in a previous science College Prep class. Must have completed Algebra I

This lab-oriented course is designed for the highly motivated, academically advanced science student. The student will gain an understanding as to the nature of matter using real world applications such as water-purification, metal refining, hybrid-vehicle design, air-pollution policies, manufacturing and chemical plant design, nuclear energy, and food/nutritional chemistry. Emphasis will be placed upon technical reading/writing and mathematical approaches to problem solving.

SCI 524 PHYSICS COLLEGE PREP

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: College Prep or Honors Integrated Lab Science and Geometry

This lab-oriented course is designed for the college bound student. This class will incorporate basic algebraic equations that govern motion, electricity, magnetism, and gravity. It will focus on the conceptual aspect of physics. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving.

SCI 525 PHYSICS HONORS

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Application with essay, a department recommendation, and a final grade of 85 in the previous science Honors class or a final grade of 91 in a previous science College Prep class. Must have completed Algebra II Honors.

This lab-oriented course is designed for the highly motivated, academically advanced science student. This is a math-based course, where students will apply the equations that govern motion, electricity, magnetism, and gravity. A computer-based laboratory is set up to engage students in hands on activities, and assesses their understanding of concepts in physics. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving. This course is designed to prepare students for a first-year college level physics course.


SCI 526 ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS

Grade 11/12

Prerequisite: No prior course work in physics is necessary. Students should have completed geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. Although the Physics I course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in the concurrent math course or in the AP Physics I course itself.

Laboratory requirement: This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices.

AP Physics I is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.




SCI 504 ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Application with essay, a department recommendation, Biology Honors and Chemistry Honors is recommended for this course.

This advanced course is designed to build on the foundations of the first year of biology and provide interested students with the opportunity to work at the college level while still in high school. This course is a survey of all biology topics based on the College Board Syllabus and 12 required AP laboratories. Students will be able to take the AP Biology exam at the completion of the course to qualify for college credits. This course will be offered as a full year course pending enrollment.

SCI 556 NEW JERSEY COASTAL ECOLOGY

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Completion of core science classes and a department recommendation

This class is designed to provide an overview of the ecology of the New Jersey Coastal Plain. This course deals with the ecological interactions between living things and physical and biological processes in the environment. This course begins with a brief introduction to the physical, chemical, and geological processes that affect the major features of the ocean. Such topics may include plate tectonics, ocean circulation, tidal cycles and shoreline processes. This provides a general background for understanding the biology of marine organisms, as well as selected examples of population and community ecology of New Jersey’s coastal ecosystems. This course ends with a unit on the New Jersey Pinelands. In addition, various aspects of applied ecology, which may include land use, water use, fire ecology, nonrenewable natural resources, and energy resources, will be considered. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving.


SCI 561 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE

Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Completion of core science classes and a department recommendation

Learn the science behind CSI and the fascinating world of forensic investigations. There are presently about 40,000 scientists working in over 400 labs across the country who perform blood typing, DNA analysis, fingerprinting assessments, trace material and fiber analysis, impression and ballistic analysis, and drug and chemical identification. This science elective will provide the student with a scientific understanding of the basic building blocks of forensic investigation. Students will apply what they have learned to solve laboratory “crimes” following procedures used by actual crime scene investigators. This course will comprise of a blend of reading, writing, and laboratory activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity, and problem solving.


SCI 569 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING

GRADE 11-12



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