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Academics

Honors Program

To be invited to apply to the Rev. Marco Martorelli, S.A.C. Chapter of the National Honor Society, a junior or senior must have earned a weighted GPA of 4.000 or higher.  Students are evaluated after 4 semesters (upon completion of sophomore year) or after 6 semesters (upon completion of junior year). Once invited based on scholarship, students must fill out an application to demonstrate outstanding leadership, character, and service.  As members of the National Honor Society, students are expected to maintain their academic standing and activity involvement, as well as the obligations of the society.

Honors Classes:

English

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  • Honors English 1

    This course is by invitation only. The course is designed for students who have scored above the 93rd percentile on standardized tests and whose writing sample during the Spring prior to entrance to the school has been approved by a three member panel of the Department. During the course, students are introduced to the four literary genres by studying both classic and contemporary world authors. Communication skills are developed through the study and practice of writing expository, descriptive, and narrative papers. A component of research writing is also done in conjunction with becoming familiar with all facets of a library. 

    A programmed grammar text is used to reinforce the development of the student's prose style. Vocabulary development is addressed both within the context of the literature and through a supplemental text.
  • Honors English 2

    The Honors English 2 class is designed for those students who have successfully completed Honors English 1 or received the recommendation of their ninth grade English teacher to write for Honors English 2 and have met the criteria established by the English Department*. In this second year course the student is introduced to literary heritage of America. Language development and communication skills are addressed. To help develop the student's writing skills, a programmed grammar text is used. Vocabulary development is addressed both within the context of the literature and through supplemental text. *  A student may advance to the honors class at the recommendation of their English teacher from the previous year and the Department Chair, and whose writing sample has been approved by a three member panel of the Department.
  • Honors English 3

    This course is for those students who have successfully completed Honors English 2*. The course traces the origin and development of the British literary tradition. The course also emphasizes the development of the student's organizational skills with special attention given to the expository forms of analysis and argumentation. Special emphasis is placed on critical reading and explication skills. 

    *  A student may advance to the honors class at the recommendation of their English teacher from the previous year and the Department Chair, and whose writing sample has been approved by a three member panel of the Department.

Social Studies

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  • Honors World History

    This course is designed as a more in-depth and expansive experience than the World History course allows. The reading and writing skills of students in this course must be advanced. It requires research and analysis of material studied in order to stretch the learning experience of the students enrolled in this course. PREREQUISTE: Entrance into the course is by invitation and is based on grades, standardized and entrance test scores. 
  • Honors U.S. History 1

    This full-year course is designed for the highly motivated student who has the ability to handle challenging course work. The period from the Age of Exploration through the Reconstruction period is examined. Major components of the course include writing and analysis. Emphasis is placed on historical research using primary sources. PREREQUISITE: An 85 or above average in Honors World History, a 93 average or above in World History AND an 85 semester average or above in all other courses.

Mathematics

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  • Honors Algebra 1

    This full-year course is for students of high ability and motivation in mathematics. Although it covers the same topics as Algebra 1, the treatment of the topics is more extensive and the pace is more rapid with a greater emphasis on theory, in-depth understanding and complex applications. Additional topics included at the honors level are exponential functions, polynomials, rational equations and functions, and radical functions. Applications problems are solved throughout the course.

    PREREQUISITE: Placement is based on results of the Mathematics Placement Exam.
  • Honors Algebra 2

    This rigorous course covers the same topics as Algebra 2, however the treatment of the topics is more extensive and the pace is more rapid with a greater emphasis on theory, in-depth understanding and complex applications, and mathematical modeling. Additional honors level topics are exponential and power functions, rational functions, inverse functions, analysis of polynomial functions and their graphs, translations of graphs, conic sections, and quadratic systems.
    PREREQUISITES: An 85 or above 1st and 2nd semester grade in Honors Algebra I or 93 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Algebra I AND 85 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Honors Geometry or 93 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Geometry. Note 1: If taken concurrently with Honors Geometry, the Honors Geometry requirement above is waived. Note 2: Freshmen whose middle school transcript shows an Algebra I course may be placed in this course based on results of the Mathematics Placement Test.
  • Honors Geometry

    This rigorous full-year course is the second course in the Honors Mathematics curriculum. Although it covers the same topics as the Geometry course, the treatment of the topics is more extensive and the pace is more rapid with a greater emphasis on theory, in-depth understanding and complex applications. Additional topics included at the honors level are an introduction to trigonometry, coordinate geometry and transformational geometry. PREREQUISITE: 85 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Honors Algebra 1/Honors Algebra 2 or 93 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Algebra 1/Algebra 2. Note: Freshmen whose middle school transcript shows a completed Geometry course may exempt this course based on their results on a Mathematics Placement Test for Geometry, administered during the spring of their freshman year.
  • Honors Pre-Calculus

    This rigorous full-year course covers the same topics as PreCalculus, however the treatment of the topics is more extensive and the pace is more rapid with a greater emphasis on theory, in-depth understanding and complex applications. Additional topics included at the honors level are vectors, sequences and series, and limits. PREREQUISITE: 85 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Honors Algebra 2 OR 93 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Algebra 2 AND 85 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Honors Geometry OR 93 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Geometry.

Science

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  • Honors Biology

    This laboratory science course is designed for students who have high ability and interest in the sciences. The course approaches Biology from a molecular point of view, using the Theory of Evolution as a framework. Topics include cell structure and biochemistry, cellular reproduction, and information flow from DNA to protein. The final topic covered is animal tissues and organ systems, with three organ systems covered in detail. The course concludes with the dissection of a fetal pig. Lecture topics will be closely integrated with at least one laboratory activity. Students are selected by careful review of the student's academic records, and standardized test scores.

    PREREQUISITE:  Approval of the Instructor/Department Chair
  • Honors Chemistry

    The Honors Chemistry course is designed for students who have high motivation and a superior background in mathematics and science. It is primarily for those students who want to enter a scientific program in college. The goal of this course is to develop essential principles and concepts in a logical sequence with emphasis on problem solving by dimensional analysis. Topics include atomic theory, composition of matter, periodic law, gas laws, chemical equation, solution chemistry, acids, bases and oxidation-reduction. Lecture topics will be closely integrated with at least one laboratory activity.

    PREREQUISITE: Approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.)
    CO-REQUISITE: Must be currently enrolled in Honors Algebra II or Honors Geometry. 

Technology

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  • Honors Computer Science

    This course is structured around the development of computer programs or parts of programs that correctly solve a given problem. This course will emphasize the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and reusable. The development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms for typical applications. Programming in this course will be utilizing Java. 

World Languages

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  • Honors French 4

    In this full-year honors elective course, students are expected to be able to express themselves orally in the language, read literary selections for comprehension, be able to communicate through essays and discussions and further develop an awareness of the culture. Students who enroll in this course are eligible for college credit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of French 3 with a minimum grade of 90, approval of Instructor/Department Chair.
  • Honors German 4

    In this full-year honors elective course, students are expected to be able to express themselves orally in the language, read literary selections for comprehension, be able to communicate through essays and discussions and further develop an awareness of the culture. Students who enroll in this course are eligible for college credit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of German 3 with a minimum grade of 90, approval of Instructor/Department Chair.
  • Honors Latin 4

    Honors Latin 4 reviews and refines the complex grammar points taught in the previous year of Latin.  Students continue to develop their reading and translation ability through the writings of famous Roman authors.  Students who enroll in this course are eligible for college credit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Latin 3 with a minimum grade of 90, approval of Instructor/Department Chair.
  • Honors Spanish 4

    In this full-year elective honors course, students are expected to be able to express themselves in the language, read literary selections for comprehension, be able to communicate through essays and discussions and further develop an awareness of the culture.  Students who enroll in this course are eligible for college credit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Spanish 3 with a minimum grade of 90, approval of Instructor/Department Chair.

AP Classes:

Arts

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  • AP Music Theory

    This full year elective course is a more in-depth study of the principles of music.  We will emphasize and integrate aspects of melody, harmony, texture, form, rhythm, musical analysis, elementary composition, history and style. Topics covered include chords, scales, modes, harmonic function, cadences, phrase structure, fou-part realization of figured-bass, composition of a bass line, harmonic analysis, sight-singing, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation.  Musicianship skills such as dictation, sight-singing and keyboard harmony will also be further developed.  The ultimate goal is to develop a student's ability to recognize, understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music.  Prerequisite:  Fundamentals of Music Theory and Musicianship. 

English

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  • AP English Language and Composition

    The primary focus of the course is rhetoric (the art or study of using language effectively and persuasively). The course is designed to develop critical thinking and composition skills. Students are expected to read a variety of literature including non-fiction, speeches, dramatic monologues, and newspaper articles. Students will be asked to deconstruct and analyze these literary works. Students will produce essays that fall into three categories: analysis, argument and synthesis. A research paper is included during the second quarter. Class interaction is an integral part of the instruction. During the second semester attention is given to the preparation for the Advanced Placement Test in Language and Composition given in May. PREREQUISTE: 12th Grade: The course may be taken in place of the World Literature, World Literature with Film, or World Literature with Creative Writing course. 
  • AP English Literature

    This course selection is for those students who have successfully completed Honors English III.*  The focus of the course is on a variety of writing forms (college essay, critical and comparative essays, creative writing and a research paper) to complement the thematic approach of the course. Classroom interaction is an integral part of the instruction. During the second semester attention is given to preparation for the Advanced Placement Test in English Literature. Students who enroll in this course may select the World Literature with Creative Writing course or the World Literature with Film course as an elective.

    *  A student may advance to the AP class at the recommendation of their English teacher from the previous year and the Department Chair, and whose writing sample has been approved by a three member panel of the Department. 

Social Studies

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  • AP European History

    This full-year senior elective course is an introductory college course in European History from approximately 1450 through 1990. It is designed to prepare the student to sit for the Advanced Placement Examination in European History. Students will be expected to participate in group cooperative learning experiences, make oral and audio-visual presentations and analyze primary source doucments. PREREQUISITE: An 85 or above average in AP United States History 2 OR a 93 or above average in United States History 2 AND an 85 or above in all other courses.
  • AP Macroeconomics

    This full-year elective AP course is designed to give junior and senior students a through understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The reading, writing and analytical skills of the student in this course must be of a high level. Some of the topics included are basic economic concepts, measurement of economic performance, national income and price determination, the financial sector, inflation, unemployment, stabilization policies, economic growth and productivity, and international trade and finances.  PREREQUISITE: All students must have an 85 semester average in all of their classes in order to participate. Both seniors and juniors are eligible for the course.
  • AP Psychology

    This full-year elective AP Psychology course provides junior and senior students with the opportunity to examine the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the jamor subfields within psychology. Students also will learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practive. PREREQUISITE: All students must have an 85 semester average in all of their classes in order to participate. Both seniors and juniors are eligible for the course.
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics

    This course is designed to give senior students a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States.  It involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies.  It also requires a familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American political reality.  The course will focus on the Constitutional underpinnings of American Government, political beliefs and behavior, political parties and interest groups, institutions and policy decisions.  In order that students are fully prepared to meet the rigors of college level studies, AP United States Government students will be expected to complete a research paper designed to examine and explain specific aspects of the course.  PREREQUISITE: All students must have an 85 semester average in all of their classes in order to participate and have completed United States History 2 with an 85.
  • AP U.S. History 2

    This full-year course is for those students who have successfully completed United States History 1. The period from Reconstruction after the Civil War through recent American history is examined, focusing on social, economic, cultural and intellectual history. Classes are conducted in a seminar format, and emphasis is placed on writing, the evolution of a hypothesis and historical research. Supplemental readings and primary source documents are used in conjunction with the required text. Each semester a research paper is presented by the student to department members.  PREREQUISITE: An 85 or above average in Honors United States History 1 OR a 93 or above average in United States History 1 AND an 85 or above average in all other courses.

Mathematics

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  • AP Calculus AB

    This rigorous course is a college level Advanced Placement (AP) course and carries honors weighting. The course is intended for highly motivated students who have a strong knowledge of mathematics at an honors level in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and especially an in-depth understanding of functions and their graphs. The course topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration, with an emphasis on applications of the derivative and the definite integral. This course is the equivalent of one semester of college calculus. PREREQUISITE: Honors Pre-Calculus with a minimum 1st and 2nd semester grade of 93.
  • AP Calculus BC

    This rigorous course is a college level Advanced Placement(AP) course and carries honors weighting. The course is the equivalent of the first two semesters of college calculus. It is intended for highly motivated students and is an extension of the material learned in AP Calculus (AB).  The additional topics covered in this course are series, infinite Taylor and Maclauren polynomials, more methods of integration, and the basis of the calculus of non-rectangular coordinate systems.

    PREREQUISITE: (AP Calculus AB with minimum semester grades of 85.)
  • AP Statistics

    This rigorous course is a college level AP course which introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. These concepts and tools include graphical and numberical techniques for studying, analyzing and interpreting patterns and departures from patterns and the significance of such. It also includes formulating data collection plans. to produce models from which valid inferences can be drawn and using probability and simulation to create models. Applications in the social sciences, business, economics and medicine are integrated throughout the course.

    PREREQUISITE: 85 or above 1st and 2nd semester grades in Honors Algebra 2/Algebra 2.

Science

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  • AP Biology

    This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course which includes a laboratory component. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Experimental design, data presentation and analysis will be emphasized.The major topics covered include: heredity and evolution, energy processing, cell structure and biochemistry, and ecosystem interaction. The textbook used is one commonly used by colleges and universities for a first year biology course.

    PREREQUISITE: Completion of Honors Biology  with a minimum grade of 90 OR Biology with aminimum grade of 93 AND completion of Honors Chemistry with a minimum grade of 90 or completion of Chemistry with a minimum grade of 93. Approval of Instructior/Department Chair.)
  • AP Chemistry

    This course is the equivalent of first semester college chemisstry which includes a laboratory component. It aims to provide a depth of understanding of theoretical and analytical concepts. There will be an emphasis on chemical calculations and mathematic formulation of principles. The major topics covered include: structure of matter, states of matter, Kinetic Theory of Gases, equilibria, kinetics, Thermodynamics, reactions and descriptive chemistry.

    PREREQUISITE: Completion of Honors Chemistry with a minimum grade of 90 OR Chemistry with a minimum grade of 93. Completion of Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus with a minimum grade of 90. Approval of Instructor/Department Chqir.
    CO-REQUISITE: Current enrollment in Honors Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus or Calculus.
  • AP Physics 1

    AP Physics 1 is the equivalent to a first semester college course in algebra based physics. The course is designed for the high ability student who is highly motivated and has a science, engineering or technological major as his/her future goal. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. Primary emphasis is placed on physical principles and the development of problem solving techniques. A proficiency in mathematical skills is necessary. Laboratory work will include experiments that are closely related to theory presented in lectures.
    PREREQUISTE: Completion of Honors Algebra 2 with a minimum grade of 90. Aprroval of Instructor/Department Chair.
    CO-REQUISTE: Current enrollment in Honors Pre-Calculus. Students selecting Calculus, MUST have completed Honors Algebra 2 and Honors Pre-Calculus with a minimum grade of 90.
  • AP Physics C

    Advanced Placement Physics C is a second year physics course that expands on topics covered in the first year physics course. The areas of study are Newtonian mechanics (including wave motion) and electricity and magnetism. The course will prepare students to sit for the Advanced Placement Physics C exam. Students taking the course should have strong mathematical abilities and have an interest in pursuing a science or engineering degree in college.

    PREREQUISITE: Completion of AP Physics 1 with a minimum grade of 90 OR Physics with a minimum grade of 93. Approval of  Instructor/Department Chair.)
    CO-REQUISITE: Current enrollment AP Calculus.
  • AP Environmental Science

    The AP Environmental Science course is a full-year introductory college course with a laboratory component. This discipline merges Biology, Chemistry, Ecology and Geology for the upperclassmen to further study these sciences and/or to fulfull a basic requirement for a collegiate laboratory science. The major topics covered are: natural systems, energy flow and conversions, geochemical systems, popluation growth, global climates, pollution, stewardship and conservation.

    PREREQUISITE: Completion of Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of 85. Approval of Instructior/Department Chair.

Technology

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  • AP Computer Science: Principles

    This course focuses on engaging students in activities that show how computing changes the world. By learning the central ideas of computer science and computational thinking, students will learn to be creative, collaborative, and innovative in developing technical solutions to solving problems. The course includes learning how to create mobile apps to solve those problems, through the use of App Inventor, a drag-and-drop visual programming language.

World Languages

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  • AP Spanish

    The AP course in Spanish language is designed to parallel the skill development of a third year college Spanish Course in grammar, composition, conversation and culture.  The course focuses on the mastery of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills not on the content of specific texts. Students who enroll in this course are eligible for college credit. PREREQUISITE: (Successful completion of Honors Spanish 4 with a grade of 93, recommendation of the department.)