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Class Progression

Cornerstone 2020-2021

The four state required subjects have classes listed in a general progression. (Plus 2 credits in humanities). Many of the classes under English, History and Other do not need to be taken in any particular order. Our teachers will hold an 8th grade student to a different standard than a senior. If a class is specifically designed for upper classmen only it will be noted on the class description (online). Your student’s current teachers are valuable resources to help you decide what class(es) are best suited for your student in the coming year! If you have any questions about your student’s readiness for a particular class please contact the teacher at the email listed in the directory or speak with a director.

 

English (4)

Writing Emphasis:

*Institute for Excellence in Writing – Junior High

*Writers’ Workshop

Grammar & Essay

Academic Writing

 

Practical Writing Skills:

Business Writing (fall)

Research Skills (spring)

 

Literature Emphasis:

Myth & Mystery

-->See below for history courses that also offer an English component

 

History/Social Studies (3)

*Civics & Geography

*Castles, Kings & Battles

*/**World History & Literature (7-9th)

**American History & Literature (10-12th)

 

Math (3)

*Pre-Algebra

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Geometry

Pre-Calculus

Consumer Math

Survive Using Math & Engineering (spring)

P/SAT Math Prep (fall 4 wks)

 

Science (3) (College bound students will typically take Biology, Chemistry & Physics and often a 4th science)

*Health & Safety (spring)

*Life Science

*Physical Science

*Earth & Space

Electricity & Magnetism (fall)

Intro to Site Engineering

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Human Anatomy & Physiology (Adv. Bio)

 

Other

*Gym

*Basic Art

Advanced Art

*Photography (spring)

*Spanish - Introductory

Spanish 1A

Spanish 2, 3, & 4

*French – Introductory

French 1A

German 1A

German 1B

*Home Repair

Master of Defense (fall & spring semesters)

*Woodworking (intro-adv)

*Yearbook

 

 

*Can be taken in 7th or 8th grade, although not uncommon for high school students to take, as well.

**History & Literature with Writing