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High School

9th - 12th Grade

We encourage our students to explore and develop talents across academics, fine arts, athletics, leadership and community service. The academic courses we offer cater to students across all high school grade levels while facilitating fulfillment of appropriate core requirements to prepare them for graduation. Our knowledgeable faculty bring the material to life and actively involve students in the learning process.

Elite Academy School of Excellence harnesses a core curriculum of traditional learning across English, History, Mathematics, Science, and Online Spanish. Core courses are accompanied by elective classes including but not limited to: Career Studies, Social Sciences such as Sociology and Psychology, Physical Education with an emphasis on Basketball, Technology, Art and Music Appreciation, and Research Skills.

 

At Elite Academy School of Excellence we recognize the needs of early adolescent boys and girls, and are sensitive to their development as both students and individuals. Our programs, including the Boys to Men Program, help students manifest a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem by focusing on individual as well as group accomplishments. It is essential that students not only maintain a high degree of social and academic integrity but also strictly adhere to our school’s code of conduct.

 

Course Descriptions (General) – High School: 2022-2023 Academic Year

 

Language Arts

 

English 1 / Contemporary Literature (Ninth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This class exposes students to a variety of important works relevant to modern literature. Students will also harness new writing strategies to diversify their prose. In addition to composition, students will learn advanced vocabulary terms to aid in their comprehension of academic texts.

 

English 2 / World Literature (Tenth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This class exposes students to essential works in global literature to help foster a better understanding of how writing has evolved. As such, students will familiarize themselves with various styles of prose then interpret them by writing a detailed analysis of their applications. In addition, students will learn college-level vocabulary terms to diversify their verbiage in writing.

 

English 3 / American Literature (Eleventh Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This class exposes students to vital works produced throughout American history while preparing them for standardized assessments relating to the Language Arts curriculum. Students will also learn advanced vocabulary terms then apply them to their composition to ensure proper retainment. Similarly, students will master a variety of writing styles to draft proper responses in a variety of contexts.

 

English 4 / British Literature (Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This class exposes students to advanced Shakespearean texts while preparing them for collegiate writing and literature. Students will master literary terms and methods of responding to an array of English-derived works. Students will also be expected to produce their own prose to evidence their understanding of the literary applications demanded by the curriculum.

Creative Writing (Advanced HS) - 1.0 Credit(s)

This class is designed to capture your talents across literature and writing. While this course does involve reading, the emphasis of the curriculum is applied writing. Students will evaluate and draft (their own) works of poetry, short stories, article critiques, academic essays, and literary reviews. Part of this class relies upon workshops which students are expected to participate in, this will open the door to inventive discourse between students. 

 

Science

 

Biology 1 Honors (Ninth / Tenth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This challenging class explores the chemical and biological properties of life. Students will learn the various biochemical processes that foster development. Topics shall include but not be limited to: Chemistry of Life, Cellular Anatomy, Cellular Division, Metabolic Processes, Biodiversity, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Taxonomy, and Botany. Students will be assessed of their understanding regarding said topics through exams and research-based assignments. Concepts shall be applied through fundamental labs when appropriate.

 

Chemistry 1 Honors (Tenth / Eleventh Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This challenging class explores the constitution of matter and its processes. Students will harness advanced critical thinking skills to derive accurate solutions to a diversity of problem sets demanded by the course curriculum. Topics shall include but not be limited to: Atomic Composition, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonds, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Molecular Geometry, Gases, Thermochemistry, Acids and Bases, and Organic Chemistry. Students will be assessed of their understanding regarding said topics through exams and research-based assignments. Concepts shall be applied through fundamental labs when appropriate.

 

Anatomy and Physiology Honors (Eleventh / Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This challenging course explores the structures of the human body and their relationships by way of a systems-based approach. Students will be introduced to anatomic terminology to facilitate this understanding. Topics shall include but not be limited to: Applications of Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry of Life, Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Lymphatic System and Digestive System. Students will be assessed of their understanding regarding said topics through exams and research-based assignments. Concepts shall be applied through fundamental labs when appropriate.

 

Social Studies

 

World History Honors (Ninth / Tenth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This challenging course encourages students to bolster their comprehension of World History. This class will investigate the various events that catapulted us into the world we live in today. Students will gain an intricate understanding of our global heritage by analyzing and interpreting a multitude of primary sources specific to certain eras in history. Topics shall include but not be limited to: Prehistory, Empire (China, India, Greece, Rome, and the Americas), Rise of Europe, Christianity and the Middle Ages, Byzantium and Russia, Renaissance and Protestant Reformation, Exploration and Scientific Progress, Era of Absolutism, Enlightenment Era, Revolutionary Era, Industrial Revolution (Global Scale), Rise of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Western Democracy, Russian Revolution and Rise of the USSR (Soviet Union), World War 1, World War 2, and the Cold War.

 

United States History Honors (Eleventh / Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This challenging course encourages students to enhance their knowledge of United States History. Students will also be responsible for analyzing and interpreting primary sources relevant to the content. Topics shall include but not be limited to: Colonialism In North America, First and Second Great Awakenings, American Revolution, Constitutional Period, Federalism, Jeffersonian Democracy, Antebellum America, Advent of Sectionalism, the Civil War, Reconstruction, American West, Gilded Age, Progressivism, World War One, Great Depression, New Deal, World War Two, First and Second Red Scares, Cold War, and Modern Presidencies.

 

United States Government Online (Twelfth Grade) – 0.5 Credit(s)

The course in American Government is a semester-long class that will expose students to the basic structure and function of government in the United States. Students will review the Constitution in detail and will study appropriate Supreme Court test cases that teach application of the Constitutional principles. Topics such as political parties, voting and voting behavior, elections, media influence on the political process, campaign finance, foreign policy, and civil rights and liberties will be discussed in detail.

 

Economics Online (Twelfth Grade) – 0.5 Credit(s)

Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of scarcity, opportunity cost, trade-offs, business organizations, supply and demand, prices, market structures, and labor. While the nature of the course is dominated by macroeconomic topics, some microeconomic concepts will be covered in the course. 

Constitutional Law Honors (Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

Syllabus is determined by instructor.

 

Mathematics

 

Algebra 1 (Advanced MS And Ninth / Tenth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This course exposes students to accelerated problem-solving skills while reinforcing the applications of symbols in fundamental mathematics. Students are required to harness previous skills established in Pre-Algebra and apply them to more complex problem sets. Topics will include but not be limited to: Real Numbers, Linear Equations, Linear Functions, Linear Inequalities, Exponential Equations, Exponential Functions, Polynomials, Factoring, Quadratic Equations, and Quadratic Functions. Students will be assessed of their understanding regarding said topics through practice assignments and exams.

Geometry (Tenth / Eleventh Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This course exposes students to the fundamental concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems. Topics will include but not be limited to: Angles, Parallel Lines, Congruent and Similar Triangles, Rectilinear Figures, Polygons, Circles and Arcs, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will also become familiar with introductory trigonometry and constructions, and the process of “proving” theorems. Students will be assessed of their understanding regarding said topics through practice assignments and exams.

Algebra 2 Online (Eleventh / Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This course exposes students to advanced topics across Algebra and Geometry. Students are expected to harness previous skills established in Algebra 1 and apply them to more intricate problem sets. Topics shall include but not be limited to: Linear Systems, Functions and Graphs, Matrices, Polynomials, Quadratics, Exponents, Logarithms, and Statistics. Students will be assessed of their understanding regarding said topics through practice assignments and exams.

Probability and Statistics Honors (Eleventh / Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

This challenging yet pivotal class designed to assist students in the applied study of data. This class will require students to harness various skills set forth in Algebra and Geometry and apply them to more complex mathematical situations. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are reinforced throughout this class to help students better understand the significance of data in applied mathematics.

World Languages

Spanish 1 Online (High School) – 1.0 Credit(s)

Syllabus is determined by online instructor.

Spanish 2 Online (High School) - 1.0 Credit(s)

Syllabus is determined by online instructor.

Physical Education

Team Sports (Middle School / High School) – 1.0 Credit(s)

Basketball (Eleventh / Twelfth Grade) – 1.0 Credit(s)

Important Notes and Considerations

 

Upper school students in grades 9-12 are expected to carry a minimum of six courses each semester,

of which at least five must be in core academic areas (English, History, Mathematics, Science, World

Languages). Students in 12th grade must take a minimum of five courses each semester. With the

assistance of parents, teachers, and advisor, students choose appropriate classes that conform to the

requirements of the core curriculum, as well as the student’s interests and long-term objectives.

 

Elite Academy School of Excellence High School Graduation Requirements – 24.0 Credits Total

 

To meet graduation requirements, students must successfully complete the following:

  • English .......................................................................................... 4 credits

  • Mathematics ................................................................................ 4 credits

  • Science .............................................................................. * 3 or 4 credits

  • History .............................................................................. * 3 or 4 credits

  • Economics .................................................................................. 0.5 credits

  • U.S. Government ....................................................................... 0.5 credits

  • World Languages ....................................................................... 2 credits

  • Fine Arts ....................................................................................... 2 credits

  • Electives ....................................................................................... 4 credits

  • Health .......................................................................................... 1 credits

  • Senior Capstone ........................................................................ 0.5 credits

  • Athletics Credit/Exercise Science ............................................ 1.0 credits

  • Community Service .............................................................................. **** 150 Hours

* A total of 7 credits in the Science and History disciplines, to be satisfied with a minimum of 3 in one and 4 in the other.

** English, Biology, Chemistry, World History, U.S. History, Economics/U.S. Government and Health are graduation requirements.

 

FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Eligibility Requirements

The Elite Academy School of Excellence students are eligible to qualify for one of two Bright Futures Scholarships. Students

who may qualify should register online at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org in early spring of

their senior year:

  • 4 English

  • 3 Mathematics

  • 3 Natural Science

  • 3 Social Science (including World History, US History, Economics/U.S. Government)

  • 2 Foreign Language

May use up to 4 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above

and/or AP fine arts courses to raise GPA

· Test Scores: 980 SAT, 21 ACT (best combined scores)

· Community Service: 75 hours