Course Listing

Contemporary Health (.5 credit, $150)

Contemporary Health is a course that develops skills related to personal, social, and mental health in today’s society. It includes instruction on human growth and development, disease prevention and control, substance abuse and prevention, community and environmental health, and safety and first aid.

English III (1 credit, $300)

The primary objective of this course is for students to get a complete experience in literature, writing, research and critical thinking. Students will work to gain a better understanding of the different types of literature. In addition, students will write essays (both formal and personal), create class presentations and other projects, review grammar and punctuation rules, and increase their vocabulary.

English IV (1 credit, $300)

This class focuses on literacy in the traditional sense of reading a variety of texts across genres, while still focusing on new and emerging sources and media. In addition, there is an emphasis on writing in all of its forms, refining voice by producing everything from research papers to poems and short stories, with special focus placed on the grammar and usage conventions of these forms.

Algebra I (1 credit, $300)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Instruction will focus on five critical areas: analyze and explain the process of solving equations and inequalities, learn function notation and develop the concepts of domain and range, use regression techniques, create quadratic and exponential expressions, and select from among these functions to model phenomena.

Algebra II (1 credit, $300)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to build on student’s prior work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, to extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students will work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms.

Geometry (1 credit, $300)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments.

U.S. Government (.5 credit, $150)

U.S. Government provides students with an understanding of civic life, politics, and the constitutional process. It also provides a basis for understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizens and a framework for competent and active participation.

U.S. History (1 credit, $300)

This course requires students to examine the major turning points in American history from the period following Reconstruction throughout the Twentieth Century and entering into the new millennium.

Advanced World Geography (1 credit, $300)

This course requires students to examine the systems and processes that produce the features and patterns that lie on Earth’s surface and appear on maps and globes.

Economics (.5 credit, $150)

This course focuses on creating an awareness of the relationship of world economic systems. Students will trace the American economic system and the impact of that system in a global setting. In addition, students will also develop an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics from individual finances to world economic organizations.

Mississippi Studies (.5 credit, $150)

Mississippi Studies is designed to foster appreciation for the state, its history and its culture. The content will include the geographic, historic, economic, political, and social events that have contributed to the state’s development.

Zoology (.5 credit, $150)

Zoology is a course that surveys the nine major phyla of the Kingdom Animalia. Morphology, taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology should be investigated.

Botany (.5 credit, $150)

Botany is a diverse course in which many aspects of plants are investigated. From basic plant structures to human uses of plant, the botanical world is very interesting. The botany also encompasses the microbiological realm all the way to the tallest and oldest living things on earth. Plants are often viewed as dull and lifeless, but there is more than meets the eye when their true living aspects are explored.