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Laurel Springs School provides flexible academic offerings to meet individual students’ needs from grades 2-12:

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  • Geometry


    In this intermediate high school mathematics course, plane, solid, and coordinate geometry concepts are presented using explanations and real-world applications that help students make connections to everyday life. Students further their existing algebraic and problem-solving skills by practicing logic, reasoning, and argumentation. Course topics include logic and proof, parallel lines and polygons, perimeter and area analysis, volume and surface area analysis, similarity and congruence, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. Students who succeed in this course will emerge ready to begin learning advanced mathematics.
  • Algebra 2

    Algebra 2

    Students develop an organized approach to solving a variety of higher-level algebraic problems utilizing the symbols, methodologies, and language necessary to properly communicate and analyze the algebraic concepts covered in this course. In addition, students will master conventional systems while strengthening their intuitive development with problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The focus is on polynomial, rational, and radical relationships, trigonometric functions, modeling with functions, and inferences and conclusions from data. The course builds upon linear relationships, leading to quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions. The algebraic concepts are applied to conic sections, trigonometric functions and identities, and probability and statistics with an emphasis on binomial and normal distributions. Students are tested periodically and are encouraged to review material on a regular basis to succeed with mastery of the content.? Requirement: Students need a TI-83, TI-84 Plus, or TI-89 graphing calculator.
  • Algebra 1

    Algebra 1

    Algebra I is the foundation; the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do it. Anyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help to answer. Hands-on labs make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems.
  • American History

    American History

    Students in this course study the political, cultural, and social development of the United States through a variety of writing assignments, discussions, and projects. The course begins with a review of early exploration and settlement of the Americas, the arrival of European settlers on North American soil, and a reflection of personal customs brought by each culture that may still be present in a student's family today. Students examine conflicts with Britain and the ideas that lead to the American Revolution including the pivotal people, events, and outcomes of that war. Students will also explore the importance of the Bill of Rights and its impact on American citizenship, the effects of European migration on Native American cultures, the causes and effects of the Civil War as well as reconstruction, immigration, and industrialization. Students will differentiate the domestic impacts of World War I and World War II, progressive reform, U. S. foreign policy, the causes and effects of the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and culminating with leaders and issues of the contemporary United States. In the online course, students will use multimedia and multimodality resources, quizzes, unit exams and online discussions to establish a chronology and understanding of influential historical events. The text-based course is a rich and varied single primary source full of informative photographs, charts, graphics and analytical graphs. Both courses offer research and writing opportunities.
  • World History

    World History

    World History is a survey of the development of civilizations from prehistoric times to the present. The journey begins with ancient civilizations including Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, and the foundations of western civilization: ancient Greece and Rome. Students will analyze developments in Africa, Asia, and Europe during the Middle Ages, including the Crusades. Students will understand how the Renais-sance and Reformation provided a springboard for the Age of Reason and the Scientific Revolution. An inquiry into events such as the American War of Independence and French Revolution will prepare students to consider the great advances and social upheaval sparked by the Industrial Revolution. Stu-dents will probe the causes, events, and consequences of the two world wars and the rise and fall of Communism. The course concludes with a look at developments shaping current events. Students will complete several essays and one research paper per semester.

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    Whether students are interested in taking World Language or elective courses that are not offered at their school, or simply want to get ahead with online summer courses, Laurel Springs has the curriculum to match.

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