High School Curriculum

The core high school curriculum at SciCore Academy is designed to provide all students with a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum to help prepare them for their college years. All students must take or meet these core course requirements. Elective courses are also offered to add depth to students’ knowledge base and practical experience in the sciences and the humanities.

Courses are generally conducted at an honors level. Courses in mathematics and history are aligned with College Board SAT II subject standards. First year science courses (level I) are aligned with SAT II standards. Second year sciences (level II) are aligned with AP standards.

Ninth Grade Core Courses

Fall Semester

Algebra II A
Western Civilizations A
English IA: American Literature
Writing Seminar I A
Chemistry I A
Foreign Language I A
Logic & Debate I
Physical Education

Extracurricular Activity

Spring Semester

Algebra II B
Western Civilizations B
English I B: American Literature
Writing Seminar I B
Chemistry I B
Foreign Language I B

Physical Education
Programming I or Visual Arts
Extracurricular Activity


Tenth Grade Core Courses

Fall Semester

Geometry A
U.S. History A
English II A: British Literature
Writing Seminar II A
Biology A
Foreign Language II A
Elective
Physical Education
Extracurricular Activity

Spring Semester

Geometry B with Trigonometry
US History B
English II B: British Literature
Writing Seminar II B
Biology B
Foreign Language II B
Elective
Physical Education
Extracurricular Activity


Eleventh Grade Core* Courses
* See end of page for electives

Fall Semester

Advanced Math A
20th Century History
English III A: World Literature
Writing Seminar III A
Physics I A
Foreign Language III A
Elective or Chemistry II (AP Level)
Physical Education or Study
Extracurricular Activity

Spring Semester

Advanced Math B
Civics
English III B: World Literature
Writing Seminar III B
Physics I B
Foreign Language III B
Elective or Chemistry II (AP Level)
Physical Education or Study
Extracurricular Activity


Twelfth Grade Core* Courses
* See end of page for electives

Fall Semester

Calculus A
English IV A: Great Books
Writing Seminar IV A
Biology II (AP Level) or Physics II (AP Level)
Foreign Language IV A
Independent Project or Research Institute
Elective or Statistics and Probability
Physical Education or Study
Extracurricular Activity

Spring Semester

Calculus B
English IV B: Great Books
Writing Seminar IV B
Biology II (AP Level) or Physics II (AP Level)
Foreign Language IV B
Independent Project or Research Institute
Elective or Mathematical Modeling
Physical Education or Study
Extracurricular Activity


High School Electives
(NOTE: Not all electives are offered each year)
Anatomy & Physiology Lab (concurrent with Biology II – Spring)
Biotechnology Laboratory (concurrent with Biology II-Fall)
Public Speaking
Contemporary Drama
Shakespearean Scenes
Music Appreciation and Theory
SAT/ACT Verbal Prep
SAT/ACT Math Prep
Optics Laboratory (concurrent with Physics II – Spring)
Electronics Laboratory (concurrent with Physics II – Fall)
Visual Arts
Architectural Design
History of Science
Philosophy of Science
Typing
Morality & Ethics
Independent Cross-Curriculum Project
Economics
Independent Research (at the SciCore Research Institute)

Foreign Languages
Italian
Japanese
Greek
German
Chinese
French
Spanish

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