ICL Academy’s online school course offerings are designed and taught by experts in digital education, and span a range of subjects to help students learn and explore their interests.

Curriculum and Courses

ICL Academy offers an array of honors and rigorous courses to choose from, providing students an opportunity to explore their interests and build a strong foundation of life-long skills. Students have the option of courses ranging from 6th grade to Advanced Placement (AP) and may also elect to pursue International Baccalaureate courses.

ICL Academy’s curriculum empowers students to think critically and apply their knowledge in authentic ways through Impact Learning.

By drawing on real-life examples, students are challenged to investigate historical connections, explore today’s physical and social environment, and solve the global problems of the future. All students engage in an inquiry-based curriculum that promotes curiosity, nurtures creativity, and emphasizes innovation.

Students learn with others who are motivated and work with highly talented instructors in an atmosphere of collegial engagement. Learning with ICL Academy is inspiring, flexible, and engaging while meeting college and career readiness standards.

Introducing Our New Lab Resource!

Coming Fall 2023 all ICL Science classes will include Labster Simulations!

  • 300+ Simulations: Diversify your course with immersive virtual experiences for chemistry, biology, and physics.
  • Realistic Environment: Unlike many video game-like simulators, students will feel like they are stepping into the Lab.
  • Lab Manuals: Leverage trusted lab manuals will guide coursework and teach students to write lab reports.


English 5 (Coming Fall 2023)

Coming soon!

English 6

In English 6, students learn to examine literature with a critical eye, laying the foundation of annotations, inferences, and analysis. In this emerging process of close reading, students examine the deliberate choices a writer is making in story structure, word usage, and character development. Students also explore how authors utilize theme, mood, and figurative language in literature to enhance the development of the piece. Students will read a short story, Amigo Brothers, a class novel “A Long Way From Chicago” and an independent reading novel to strengthen their close reading skills while gathering evidence for a literary analysis essay that discusses how the authors develop the elements. Students will read a variety of nonfiction and fiction texts that focus on the theme of growing up and the effects of social media. Likewise, students begin to hone their craft as creative writers with a personal narrative. Cultivating a strong foundation of writing techniques, students experiment with figurative language, structure, voice, and tone in their own writing.  They will explore nonfiction writing and research techniques while arguing if there should be an age restriction for social media. Finally, they use opinion writing skills to explain what it means to be grown up.

English 7

In English 7, students continue to examine literature with a critical eye and build on their annotating, inferencing, and analyzing skills. Students will focus on their close reading skills through a theme study of failure and success, The Outsiders by S.E. Hilton, an independent reading novel, a variety of speeches, and nonfiction texts that focus on the importance of electives. They will read a variety of short texts from fiction, poetry, and memoirs to nonfiction and opinion pieces. Students will closely analyze symbolism, theme, figurative language, mood, conflict, author’s choice, central idea, and supporting details. Likewise, students begin to hone their craft as creative writers with a personal narrative that focuses on a failure and/or success from their past. Students will develop their literary writing skills through an author’s choice analysis based on The Outsiders and strengthen their persuasive skills through an elective argumentative. During the mini-speech unit, students will enhance their listening and speaking skills while gaining an understanding of effective speech techniques.

English 8

In English 8, students continue to examine literature with a critical eye and build on their annotating, inferencing, and analyzing skills. Students will focus on their close reading skills through a theme study of identity, House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, an independent reading novel, a variety of speeches, and opinion articles that focus on if high school athletes should have the ability to profit from endorsements. Students will closely analyze elements such as mood, conflict, connotation, character development, figurative language, theme, point of view, central idea, and author’s perspective.  While using mentor texts, students will develop a personal narrative that discusses something in their life that has shaped their identity. Students will analyze and discuss the themes in House on Mango Street while gathering evidence in preparation for a final literary essay that discusses how Esperanza’s world shaped her identity and dreams. As students read a variety of opinion pieces on if high school athletes should be allowed endorsement deals, they will gather evidence and start to form their own opinion on the topic in order to complete their argumentative essay.  During the mini-speech unit, students will enhance their listening and speaking skills while gaining an understanding of effective speech techniques.

English 9

In English 9, students will analyze, evaluate, and address multiple authors, sources, motivations, representations, perspectives, themes and ideas, and interpretations as they read, write, speak, and listen. Students will read and analyze opinion articles, To Kill a Mockingbird, and poetry. Students also have an opportunity to enhance their narrative writing skills through a short narrative based on a character from To Kill a Mockingbird. Students will have two choice reading units. In one unit, they will choose an autobiography or memoir by a public figure and analyze their point of view of various events in their life. They will also conduct research to find and analyze secondary sources of people with similar or varying accounts of those same events in order to complete a final research project. In addition, students will select a fiction book of their choice and gather evidence over the course of the book to craft a literary essay.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved English

**Honors Designation available for this course

English 10

In English 10, students will analyze, evaluate, and address multiple authors, sources, motivations, representations, perspectives, themes and ideas, and interpretations as they read, write, speak, and listen. Students will read and analyze various historical texts including stories and poems from past literary movements and historical U.S. documents to determine the meaning of words and phrases and analyze the impact of word choice on meaning and tone. Students will develop creative writing pieces based on the literary characteristics of the time period and craft an argument that defends the significance of the U.S. document in our present-day society. Students will also read The Catcher in the Rye, a student-choice historical fiction novel, and dystopian short stories. Within these units, students will analyze characters, themes points of view, and conflict in the story, determine the meaning of figurative language, and analyze how word choice impacts meaning and tone. As culminating projects, students will create visual narratives, conduct research to form news articles and develop their own dystopian short stories. Finally, students will read and listen to speeches while analyzing rhetorical devices and how the points of a speech unfold. To demonstrate knowledge of rhetorical devices, students will write and present their own speech.  

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved English

**Honors Designation available for this course

English 11

Much of English 11 focuses on enhancing students’ writing skills to prepare them for college and beyond. For students to express themselves, it is important they understand the beauty of language—how to choose words wisely, the impact of a well-crafted sentence, and how punctuation affects the pace of a written piece. Students will dive into many mentor texts including subject critiques, argumentative writing, personal essays, and fictional writing.  Through the personal narrative unit, students will write a narrative of a personal experience that demonstrates their character and personal growth which will help them prepare for the college application process. Students will also conduct a research project based on a self-generated question that will help to strengthen necessary research and academic writing skills for future years. In addition, students will complete a nonfiction independent reading unit where they analyze central ideas, point of view, and supporting details.  

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved English

**Honors Designation available for this course

English 12

In English 12, we will look back at some of the British English history that has gotten us here, however, it’s important for us to prepare for what lies ahead after graduation. The goal is to drive curiosity about our world, make relevant connections to inspire real learning, and create pathways to demonstrate your understanding of and appreciation for your education. Because student learning in this course is based on increasing independence, the focus is removed from traditional tests and quizzes and instead turned toward thoughtful introspection and observation. You will showcase your knowledge of a subject by writing, reading, and thinking about a variety of topics and ideas and using your voice as a means of expression. In this course, we will continue to build and strengthen your skills on reading, writing, and listening, which leads to critical thinking, understanding varying viewpoints, and responding thoughtfully and purposefully as a way to prepare you for what lies ahead.

**NCCA approved, A-G Approved English

**Honors Designation available for this course

AP Language and Composition

This course is comprised of the curriculum for a freshman-level composition course at the college level. The goals of this course are to develop student abilities as writers throughout a range of writing forms, with the intention of preparing students for upper division writing within a wide range of styles throughout their college careers. We will focus on expository, analytical and argumentative writing forms. This class will work with a wide range of genres and students will use and evaluate both primary and secondary sources in the research element of our process.

**Prerequisites: English 9 and 10 

**Students will prepare for the AP Language and Composition College Board Exam 

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved English

AP Literature and Composition (Coming Fall 2023)

This course displays the curriculum for a freshman-level literature and composition course at the college level.  Students will learn how to understand, evaluate, analyze, and interpret works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. Students will read literary works and write essays to explain and support their analysis. Throughout the course, students will read a text closely and draw conclusions from details, identify the techniques used by an author and their effects, develop an interpretation of a text, and present an argument for their interpretation in writing. 

**Prerequisites: English 9 and 10 

**Students will prepare for the AP Language and Composition College Board Exam

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved English


Social Studies 5 (Coming Fall 2023)

In Social Studies 5, students focus on United States History and geography while looking at the history of colonial America, the American Revolution, and the development of the new nation until 1850. This grade level includes a strong focus on the founding documents of the United States, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The framework places a great deal of emphasis on students learning through exposure to primary sources and studying history through the words of the people who lived it. Students will focus on many key moments in US history, such as the reasons for the American Revolution and interpreting the Preamble to the Constitution. The past will be explored through the eyes of women, men, and children from a variety of historical groups. Viewing the past from the perspectives of those who lived it is best done through various primary sources. Throughout the year students are introduced to sources presented in different formats. They will begin to understand that people in the past had different perspectives and understand why people in the past lived the way they lived. Students will also begin to understand why the current world is structured the way it is.

Social Studies 6

In Social Studies 6, students focus on World History and geography in Ancient Civilizations and learn about those people and events that ushered in the dawn of major Western and non-Western civilizations. Included are the early societies of the Near East and Africa, the ancient Hebrew civilization, Greece, Rome, and the classical civilizations of India and of China. In studying the ancient world, students should come to appreciate the special significance of geographic place in the development of the human story. They should acquire a sense of the everyday life of the people; their problems and accomplishments; their relationships to the developing social, economic, and political structures of their society; the tools and technology they developed. 

Social Studies 7

In Social Studies 7, students focus on World History and geography in Medieval and Early Modern Times by examining social, cultural, and technological change during A.D. 500–1789. After reviewing the ancient world and the ways in which archaeologists and historians uncover the past, students study the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout the world during medieval and early modern times. They examine the growing economic interaction among civilizations as well as the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. They learn about the resulting growth of Enlightenment philosophy and the new examination of the concepts of reason and authority, the natural rights of human beings and the divine right of kings, experimentalism in science, and the dogma of belief. Finally, students assess the political forces let loose by the Enlightenment, particularly the rise of democratic ideas, and they learn about the continuing influence of these ideas in the world today.

Social Studies 8

In Social Studies 8, students study the ideas, issues, and events from the writing of the Declaration of Independence through Progressivism. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions founded on enlightened philosophies and English parliamentary traditions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic problems. Students will practice making connections between their own times and the historical content they’re learning, and, where applicable, the histories, major players, taught skills, and thematics inherent to their passions/interests.

World History 1 (Offered through Summer 2023)

World History I begins with the first human beings & settlements, and extends to the Renaissance around 1500 c.e. Because of the nature of the material, this course will begin with a brief overview on Anthropology and Archeological studies that help us uncover the past. The course will then delve into the world’s first great empires. Finally, the course will conclude with a brief overview of the events that led to the rise of European city-states, the Crusades, and the infamous bubonic plague. Students will develop an understanding of the effect of religion on societies, causes and results of major wars, cultural impacts of imperialism and global connections, and the role of government in the lives of people. Throughout the course, students will apply their skills and demonstrate understanding with project-based tasks.
**Honors Designation available for this course

World History 2 (Offered Through Summer 2023)

World History II begins with the 16th century, and extends to the present day. The content will build on the previous lessons from World History I, and will cover major topics such as: the Renaissance, Religious Upheavals, Exploration, Imperialism, Revolutions, World Wars, the Cold War, and major developments in the post-modern era. Emphasis will be placed on delivering content through a wide variety of resources to help students develop an understanding of “big picture” ideas and critical thinking. In doing so, students will apply social science skills to engage in their exploration of the global challenges of the twenty-first century. Throughout the course, students will apply their skills and demonstrate understanding with project-based tasks.
**Honors Designation available for this course

Philosophy (Coming Fall 2023)

This project-based course explores fundamental topics and concepts in the history of philosophy. We will learn about different schools of philosophy from both Western and Eastern history, and use this research to discuss some of the challenging and interesting questions about existence. Through a survey of different times and thinkers ranging from Ancient Greece to existentialism, to Zen Buddhism, we will learn how different societies and times in history tried to understand the world. Some questions we will explore in this class include: Can we know what we see is real? Are we made up of more than just memories? Is it possible to know good from evil?

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved History

**Honors Designation available for this course

World Geography (Coming Fall 2023)

World Geography provides an overview of the various regions in the world and examines their specific geographic features and covers significance global perspectives. Important regions include North America, Middle and South America, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania. Students learn to read maps, indicate the distribution of the earth’s population, and trace the diffusion of people and cultural influences at regional and global levels. A general guiding question for the course is: How does a society’s geographic location and environment shape work and living opportunities as well as relationships with people outside of that society? Answering this question requires an investigation of Earth’s physical and human features, how people and the Earth’s natural systems continuously influence one another, and the possibilities available to each.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved History

**Honors Designation available for this course

World History (Coming Fall 2023)

Students in World History focus on the culture and geography of the modern world. Students study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late sixteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved History

**Honors Designation available for this course

US History

Students in United States History study the major turning points in American history from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day. Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon their previous years of study with global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a significant world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts and the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes to historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved History

**Honors Designation available for this course

Government and Economics

Students in Government and Economics pursue a deeper understanding of the institutions of the American government. They compare systems of government in the world today and analyze the history and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government. An emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationship among federal, state, and local governments, with particular attention paid to important historical documents such as the Federalist Papers. These standards represent the culmination of civic literacy as students prepare to vote, participate in community activities, and assume the responsibilities of Citizenship. In addition to studying government, students will also master fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Additionally, the basic economic principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic systems, measurement, and methods are studied in a historic context.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved History

**Honors Designation available for this course

AP World History (Coming Fall 2023)

In AP World History, students will study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the world from c. 1200 CE to the present. Students will analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments. Students will build necessary skills for future history courses such as evaluating primary and secondary sources; analyzing historical developments and making connections between them; analyzing claims, evidence, and reasoning in sources; and creating a thesis while explaining it through support in writing.

**Students will prepare for the AP World History College Board Exam 

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved History

AP US History

To take a deeper look at US History, students in the AP course will take on the role of historians. Beginning with the earliest inhabitants of the Americas, they will sort through, group, and think about long-term historical trends. This analysis will extend from Early Colonization through to the 20th Century. Students will develop higher order thinking skills by using multiple perspectives to analyze recurring themes. Three specific frames will be applied to different eras: communities, networks, and production and distribution. Throughout the course, students will apply their skills and demonstrate understanding with project-based tasks.

**Students will prepare for the AP US History College Board Exam 

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved History

AP Government (Coming Fall 2023)

In AP US Government, students will study the key concepts and institutions of the political system and culture of the United States. You’ll read, analyze, and discuss the U.S. Constitution and other documents as well as complete a research or applied civics project. Throughout the course, students will connect political concepts to real-life situations, analyze data to find patterns and draw conclusions, develop claims with support, explain the impact and implications of certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and analyze multiple text and visual sources.

**Students will prepare for the AP US Government College Board Exam 

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved History


Science 5 (Coming Fall 2023)

In Science 5, students draw upon patterns and understandings developed in prior grades. This course will cover units that focus on matter, energy, ecosystems, interacting Earth systems, the night sky, and gravity. Students look at phenomena from the central theme of the exchange of energy and matter within systems. Then, continue along this progression in terms of scale and focus on the input of energy into the Earth system from the Sun and other stars in the sky. The entire year has an emphasis on developing and applying models. Using pictorial models like concept mapping allows students to represent their mental models and be very explicit about how the different components in the system interact and exchange energy and matter.

Science 6

In Science 6, students develop an understanding of a wide range of topics in Earth and space science that build upon science concepts from elementary school through more advanced content, practice, and crosscutting themes There are six standard topics in Science 6: Space Systems, History of Earth, Earth’s Interior Systems, Earth’s Surface Systems, Weather and Climate, and Human Impacts. The performance expectations strongly reflect the many societally relevant aspects of ESS (resources, hazards, environmental impacts) as well as related connections to engineering and technology.

Science 7

In Science 7,  learners will be immersed in a wide variety of subject matter pertaining to life science. Students will explore plant and animal diversity, ecology, cells, genetics, natural selection, and human body processes during this year-long course. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and apply how the living world around them works. Students will explore living systems from large natural biomes to individual cells, learning how all life is interconnected, the processes needed for them to succeed, and what occurs when they are unsuccessful. Students will sharpen their scientific skills in making observations and analyzing phenomena.

Science 8

In Science 8, students focus on physical science and blend the core ideas with scientific and engineering practices with crosscutting concepts to support students in explaining real-world phenomena in the physical, biological, and earth and space sciences. Throughout the course, students will focus on essential topics such as: How particles combine to produce a substance with different properties; How thermal energy affects particles; What happens when new materials are formed; How to describe physical interactions between objects and within systems of objects; How energy is transferred from one object or system to another; The characteristics and properties of waves.


In Biology, students develop an understanding of key concepts that help them make sense of life science. The ideas are building upon students’ scientific understanding of disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. The study of life science spans from microscopic proteins to entire ecosystems and includes understanding human body systems. There are five life science topics in high school: 1) Structure and Function, 2) Inheritance and Variation of Traits, 3) Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems, 4) Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, and 5) Natural Selection and Evolution. Despite the extreme spans in scale, students have tools to use evidence, evaluate claims, and develop models to interpret the unseen. Students begin with phenomena and use them to enhance their understanding of core ideas in biological science

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Science

**Honors Designation available for this course


Chemistry is a standards-based study of fundamental chemical concepts, such as atomic theory and its relation to chemical behavior, chemical bonding, the mole and stoichiometry, molecular kinetics, energy relationships, solution dynamics, acids-bases, and nuclear interactions. Emphasis is placed on using mathematical, analytical, data acquisition, and communication skills, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to discovery. A strong emphasis on real-life applications and projects and the integration of other branches of science reinforces concepts and skills. Applications to society, individuals, athletics, and the utilization of technology are included.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Science

**Honors Designation available for this course


Physics provides students with all the necessary tools and guidance to learn physics topics using NGSS as a guide. The topics include but are not limited to kinematics, Newton’s laws, projectile motion, forces, gravitation, work and energy, static electricity, circuits, and wave motion.  A strong emphasis on real-life applications and projects and the integration of other branches of science reinforces concepts and skills.  Students will need to apply scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Science

**Honors Designation available for this course

Earth Science

Earth Science includes many fields, including geology, meteorology, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, environmental science, and astronomy. This is an overview course of all these topics. Earth system science provides a physical basis for understanding the world we live in and upon which humankind seeks to achieve sustainability. This course includes many applications of how the earth sciences directly affect our lives. Concepts and skills are reinforced with an emphasis on real-life applications and projects and the integration of other branches of science. Applications to society, individuals, athletics, and the utilization of technology are included.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Science

**Honors Designation available for this course

AP Biology

AP Biology will offer students an exciting opportunity to explore the subject matter of the living world at a rigorous level. This course is designed for those who are interested in challenging themselves in relation to Biology topics.  The course will be designed from a micro to macro scale, where students will study each hierarchy in detail from the basic unit of life to the most complex. Students will need to apply scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to Biochemistry, Cell Physiology, and Processes, DNA, Genetics, Evolution, the Domains of life, Animals & Plants, and Ecology. At-home labs and demonstrations of content mastery will be required.

**Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

**Students will prepare for the AP Biology College Board Exam. Purchased lab materials are required for this course  

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved Science (10th-12th)

AP Environmental Science (Coming Fall 2023)

AP Environmental Science allows students to explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world and analyze biological and human-made environmental problems. Students will take part in laboratory investigations and fieldwork. Students will explain environmental concepts and processes, analyze data, visual representations, and writings, apply quantitative methods in solving problems, propose a solution for an environmental issue and support their idea with evidence, and analyze a research study to identify a hypothesis.

**Prerequisites: Algebra, Biology, and 1 year of physical science (Physics, Chemistry, or Earth Science)  

**Students will prepare for the AP Environmental Science College Board Exam 

**A-G Honors Approved Science (10th-12th)


Math 5 (Coming Fall 2023)

In Math 5, students focus on three critical areas: (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing an understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of the division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to two-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing an understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing an understanding of volume.

Math 6

Math 6 introduces students to essential mathematical literacy and reasoning skills. Students will begin by learning about integers and extending this to positive and negative rational numbers. Students will then learn about representations using algebraic expressions and equations. The basic properties to simplify and solve equations will follow. The use of ratio and rate will extend to work with percentages. An introduction to three-dimensional measurement and data representations will complete the grade-level topics. The course will incorporate real-world examples and illustrative projects to expose students to various applications for these important skills.

Math 7

Math 7 introduces students to essential mathematical literacy and reasoning skills. Students focus on four critical areas: (1) developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. The course will incorporate real-world examples and illustrative projects to expose students to various applications for these important skills.


Pre-Algebra will review the basic operations of arithmetic on whole numbers, fractions and decimals. These operations will be used in dealing with ratio, proportions, percent, simple geometry and algebra. As students master these basic concepts, they will move into basic algebra. Students will be expected to understand basic operations with integers, rational numbers, irrational, and real numbers; the use of variables; properties of numbers and of equality; solving equations and inequalities; problem solving; relations and functions; and polynomials.


Algebra focuses heavily on functions, specifically linear, quadratic and exponential functions, expressions, equations, inequalities, equivalence, and statistics. Students will progress from analyzing linear equations and their different representations to systems of equations. Both will be used to model real-life situations and a range of techniques will be used to solve. To help students become mathematically proficient, classroom activities integrate three components of learning: conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and problem-solving. Each unit will also culminate in a challenging real-life application.

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Math

**Honors Designation available for this course


In geometry, students will utilize visual and spatial reasoning to analyze geometric relationships and identify and justify these relationships through formal and informal proofs. Additionally, students will apply transformations, symmetry and coordinate geometry to problem solving situations. Students apply algebra skills and concepts to various geometric concepts. To help students become mathematically proficient, classroom activities integrate three components of learning: conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and problem solving.

**Prerequisite: Algebra 1

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Math

**Honors Designation available for this course

Alg 2/Trig

Algebra 2 is the third math course in high school and will guide students through, among other topics, linear equations, inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomials and radical expressions, quadratic equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, probability and trigonometry.  Polynomials will focus on the relationship of graphs, tables, and equations.  Work will then extend to analyzing a wide range of functions and ways that they can be shifted in the coordinate plane.  As functions shift to trigonometric representations work will focus on the unit circle.

**Prerequisite: Geometry

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Math

**Honors Designation available for this course


Pre-Calc provides preparation for those students who intend to continue their study of mathematics, whether in the direction of the natural or physical sciences, or in the direction of the social sciences. Content emphasis will include: functions from an algebraic and analytical perspective including their application to real life models; trigonometric functions and their application; and sequences and series. Other topics may include matrices, polar coordinates, parametric equations, limits and an introduction to calculus.

**Prerequisite: Algebra 2

**NCAA Approved, A-G Approved Math

**Honors Designation available for this course

Calculus (Offered Through Summer 2023)

Calculus is a year-long course that focuses on the mathematics of motion and change. Students will apply skills learned in Algebra, Geometry and Pre-Calculus to learn new concepts to quantify the living world. Content emphasis will include: Limits, Differentiation, and Integration. By the end of the course, students will understand how these concepts affect their everyday life. Throughout the course, students will apply their skills and demonstrate understanding with project-based tasks.
**Honors Designation available for this course
**Pre-Calculus is a prerequisite for this course

AP Statistics

AP Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will use graphing calculators as an aid in displaying and analyzing data. The course will address four broad conceptual themes; Exploring Data: Observing patterns and departures from patterns, Planning a Study: Deciding what and how to measure, Anticipating Patterns: Producing models using probability and simulation, Statistical Inference: Confirming models.

**Prerequisite: Algebra 2

**Students will prepare for the AP Statistics College Board Exam

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved Math

AP Calculus AB (Coming Fall 2023)

Students will explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus. Students will work to understand the theoretical basis and solve problems by applying their knowledge and skills. The main topics of the course are determining expressions and values using mathematical procedures and rules, connecting representations, justifying reasoning and solutions, and using correct notation, language, and mathematical conventions to communicate results or solutions

**Prerequisites: Algebra 2 required, Pre-Calc recommended 

**Students will prepare for the AP Calculus AB College Board Exam 

**NCAA Approved, A-G Honors Approved Math


Introduction to Spanish (Coming Fall 2023)

Coming Soon!

Spanish 1

Spanish 1 is a first-year course that introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and provides them with the cultural context to enrich second language learning. Authentic speaking and writing activities will give students the opportunity to practice greetings, respond to basic requests and questions. Topics include greetings, expressing likes, dislikes, and personal information as well as an introduction to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will implement their knowledge through real-world tasks and personalized assessments. They will achieve a level of basic conversational competency and understand the importance of learning a LOT to interact in a globalized world.

Spanish 2

Spanish 2 is a second-year course that focuses on interpersonal communication through speaking and writing while providing cultural context in order to enrich second language learning. Topics include, expressing opinions, asking for and giving directions, and making cultural comparisons. Analysis of short documentaries and texts relevant to students’ passions will allow for a more personalized experience. Students will continue to develop their listening comprehension skills and make connections to home culture through authentic documents and popular culture.
**Prerequisite: Spanish 1

Spanish 3

Spanish 3 third-year course builds on Spanish I and II as students continue to develop their proficiency in speaking, listening, writing and reading in target language. Students will review the basic grammar concepts and hone their Spanish comprehension abilities with authentic documents and real-world speaking tasks. By examining cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world and expanding their conversational skills, students will learn the benefits of being able to communicate in a language other than English in today’s multicultural world.
**Prerequisite: Spanish 2

Spanish 4

Spanish 4 is a fourth-year course in which learners will increase their understanding and production of cohesive texts composed of multiple paragraphs in the target language. Topics include current events and social issues, arts in the Spanish-speaking world, ecology and environment. Emphasis will be placed on refining and integrating advanced grammar into daily communication and also on comprehending the language as it is spoken by native speakers. Students will be involved in different discussions that will allow them to express and support their points of view. Written and oral texts will be produced in a culturally authentic way. Students will have to analyze changes in perspectives when cultures come into contact. In addition, they will be able to use language in formal and informal settings. Students will understand that second language acquisition provides the vision and skills necessary to be a global citizen.

**Prerequisite: Spanish 3

AP Spanish (Coming Fall 2023)

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Over 15 other foreign languages offered

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**Additional charges may apply for languages outside of French and Spanish.


Independent Fitness

In this independent study, students have the opportunity to set fitness goals for themselves and work toward achieving those goals throughout the school year. Each semester students will log a weekly fitness journal, reflecting on their progress and areas for improvement. In addition to keeping a weekly online journal, students will also submit the physical activity hours they completed, over a five week period. Students will be required to complete 60 hours of physical activity, per semester. This activity will need to be monitored and verified by a coach or personal trainer. This course gives students autonomy over how they choose to exercise and maximize their performance.

Kinesiology: Health and Fitness (Formerly Personal Fitness)

Health and Fitness is both an engaging and interactive course over the human body and fitness. Students will explore topics that include, but are not limited to, nutrition fundamentals, mental and physical health, human anatomy, athletic training, body movements, and emotional health. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of health, fitness, and kinesiology in order to apply it to their sport, hobby, everyday lives, and possible future careers! This course also requires students to complete various types of physical activity on their own.

Intro to Health and Nutrition (Coming Fall 2023)

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Leadership is a year-long course with curriculum from the ICL Foundation, crafted to ensure that our work is having maximum, measurable impact in our communities. With over a decade of experience in creating impactful training that is relevant and accessible to global youth, we continue to transform student enthusiasm into authentic action. Participants of our lectures, training sessions, programs, and academies all build skills, discuss environmental and social issues, and come to see themselves as agents of change, not waiting for the right time, but ready to take action today.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 9th-12th


In this course year-long course students will study the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 9th-12th

Performance Psychology

Performance Psychology is a year-long course that will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists’ work –at any level- with athletes and teams in motivation, concentration, and attention.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 7th-12th

Coding 1

Coding 1 appeals to students who enjoy playing computer games and using their favorite apps. Coding will introduce students to creating the steps and computer language that tells games and apps how to function. Starting with drag and drop coding, students will start coding in a fun and challenging setting with games and familiar characters. Later in the course, they will move on to advanced challenges and specific computer languages, including Javascript and Python.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 5th-12th grade

Coding 2

Coding 2 will extend students computational to a wider range of applications. The focus on problem solving and computing provides a highly interactive and collaborative introduction to the field of computer science, framed within the broader pursuit of solving problems. Students will practice using a problem solving process to address a series of puzzles, challenges, and real world scenarios. Next, they’ll learn how computers input, output, store, and process information to help humans solve problems. The course includes a project in which you design an application that helps solve a problem of their choosing.

**Prerequisite: Coding 1 

**Grade Level Suggestion: 5th-12th grade

Film Study

Film Study covers several different aspects of the filmmaking process. In this elective, we cover elements of storytelling and writing for film, camera work and cinematography, the film industry, and how to write, review, and analyze films. This course will help students see their favorite films in a new light, explore new films and concepts, and learn more about the career paths available in film.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 9th-12th grade

AP Art History

The AP Art History course will expose students to the nature of art as a form of expression in the wider world and its current context. This course will invite students to participate in and make interpretations of art theories; it will have them read, write and discuss the study of art throughout history and from around the world. Students will develop deeper appreciation for various forms of art representative of diverse cultures and its relationship in the modern day. This course will ultimately prepare students for the opportunity to receive college credit and placement into subsequent college coursework.

**Students will prepare for the AP Art History Board Exam 

** A-G Approved Art 

**Grade Level Suggestion: 9th-12th grade

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science A introduces students to computer science through the Java programming language. Topics in this course include fundamentals of the Java language, control structures, methods, and standard data structures. AP Computer Science A emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language, and is taught using a hands-on project-based method. The curriculum prepares students well for advanced work in computer science, mathematics, engineering, business, and the natural sciences. 

**Prerequisite: Algebra 1

**Students will prepare for the AP Computer Science College Board Exam

**Grade Level Suggestion: 9th-12th grade

AP Macroeconomics (Coming Fall 2023)

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AP Microeconomics (Coming Fall 2023)

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Business of Sport / Financial literacy

The Business of Sport/Financial Literacy is a semester-long course. The Curriculum will focus on (1) how a sports team, event, or venue operates through various forms of financial properties including, but not limited to: ticketing, sponsorship, promotions, etc. Media relations and how they can form a partnership with the entity will also be studied in this unit and is crucial to the overall success and image of the team, event, or venue.
(2) Learning basic financial concepts from an athlete’s standpoint including financial goal setting and the specifics of creating, implementing, and maintaining a financial freedom plan. Topics to include, but not limited to: personal financial planning, saving, budgeting, banking, credit, debt, insurance, investments, taxes, building your brand, and post career opportunities will also be studied.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 9th-12th grade

Fine Arts

This project based course is a semester of brief, yet saturated, creative experience set up to promote studio skills, art appreciation, critical thinking, and exposure to a wide variety of materials and techniques. Students learn about elements of design and composition through art appreciation and art history. This course will end with a culminating project to showcase student work and research.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 7th-12th grade

**A-G Art Approved

Graphic Design

This digital graphic design course is for anyone interested in design and digital programs. You will work with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to complete a series of small projects. You will learn the basics behind design, photo editing, and branding. In a world dominated by digital processes and advertising, learning about graphic design is key.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 7th-12th grade

**A-G Art Approved

Intro to Theater

Intro to Theatre will provide students with an extensive exploration of the performing arts (acting, directing, design, and playwriting). The course will dive into prolific moments of theatre history focusing on significant works and artists. Students will expand their understanding of show business and put their creativity to the test by crafting an original work they either write, design, or produce. Students will have the chance to sit down and chat with an artist from Broadway’s Hamilton and will also attend a performance at a local theatre or touring production.

**Grade Level Suggestion: 7th-12th grade

**A-G Art Approved


Over 25 College Courses Offered!

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**Additional charges may apply for college level courses.