Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
In this rigorous, one-year Algebra 1 course, students will solve two-step and multi-step equations and inequalities, explore patterns in linear functions, discover solutions for systems of equations and inequalities, factor polynomials, solve and graph quadratic functions and equations, gain understanding of rational functions, rational equations, radical expressions, and be introduced to statistics and probability. Not offered Fall of 2018.
Monday and Wednesdays 12:15 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
This comprehensive course will cover all major topics typically covered in a high school level biology course with an emphasis on laboratory investigations. We’ll take an in-depth look at everything from microorganisms, cell biology, and biochemistry to genetics, evolution, and zoology. Not offered Fall 2018.
Monday and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
In this engaging study of Chemistry, students will explore the atom: the various theories leading up to the current molecular model, nuclear chemistry, and the electron’s involvement in the formation of light; the periodic table: calculating moles, expected yields, and predicting outcomes of reactions and rates of reactions; and various types of matter: acid-base, organic, electro, and bio-chemical. For a greater description of the course please click on link here.
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
In High School Physics we will take an in-depth look at the world of Physics and explore some of the fundamental approaches to understand and quantify classical interactions of material bodies in the Universe. Students study displacement, velocity and acceleration vectors, and how these concepts are applied in one- and two-dimensional space to explain projectile motion for bodies in the Earth’s gravitational field, then Newton’s laws of motion and the use of forces to describe a broad range of mechanical systems which govern our world. Click here to find out more information about the Physics class.
World Literature & Composition
Monday and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
World Literature & Composition introduces students to significant world literature from ancient times through the 21st century. The course is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. For a more detailed description of the course please click the link here.
2018-2019 a-g credit offered from Excel, iLEAD, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bienvenue! In French 1, students learn to communicate by speaking, reading, writing, and understanding written and spoken French. By the end of this year long class, students will be able to ask and answer questions and maintain and understand a simple conversation on general topics, and build their comfort level with reading and understand written information. Not offered Fall 2018.
Intro to Engineering
Monday and Wednesdays 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
This is a high school level course where students learn engineering practices by hands-on activities and design projects which involve designing, building, and testing engineering solutions to target problems. In this 30-week elective course, we will provide an introduction to the world of engineering, expose students to potential careers in an engineering discipline, and study the steps of the engineering process. Not offered Fall 2018.
2018-2019 high school credit: Excel, iLEAD (customized track), Sky Mountain
Can my student receive a-g credit for your high school classes?
The Arbor itself is not a credit-granting institution; however, many of the charter schools for whom we are a vendor give a-g credit to students taking Arbor high school classes. Please check with your charter to confirm.
How often do high school classes meet?
With the exception of High School Intro to Engineering Elective which meets only once per week, Arbor high school classes meet twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays for 75 minutes each time for 30 weeks.
How many students are in each class?
Arbor classes generally max at 12 students unless they are team-taught, in which case they max at 16 students. Often high school classes are smaller than 12 students.
Do students receive grades for high school classes?
Yes. Students receive a semester grade that includes graded assignments, quizzes, chapter tests, and a final test or project each semester
Do the science classes meet a lab requirement?
Arbor high school science classes all feature a significant amount of time spend on lab experiments. Many charter schools do give credit for a lab science course, but please confirm with your charter.
What does it mean that the Literature & Composition class is on a two-year cycle?
We have two Literature & Composition classes that incorporate 9th and 10th grade requirements. One year focuses on a combination of American and British Literature, and one year focuses on World Literature. The classes are offered every other year.
Can a child join a High School class mid year?
If a family is considering joining a high school class mid-year the instructor's approval is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you into contact with the teachers to discuss the potential of joining the class. It is recommend to join as early as possible.