The Windsor School

Course Offerings 2016-2017
  1. ENGLISH
  2. MATHEMATICS
  3. ART
  4. MUSIC
  5. SOCIAL STUDIES
  6. SCIENCE
  7. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  8. HEALTH EDUCATION
  9. PHYSICAL EDUCATION
▪ Language Arts (Grammar & Writing Skills) Grades 7-11

▪ Introductory Literature – 7th Grade

▪ English 8th Grade (Literature, Writing and Grammar)

▪ English 9th Grade (Literature, Writing and Grammar)

▪ English 10th Grade (Literature, Writing and Grammar)

▪ English 11th Grade (Literature, Writing and Grammar)

▪ English 12th Grade (Literature, Writing and grammar)

▪ English as a Second Language (ESL)

▪ TOEFL and College English Preparation

▪ English Literature for College

▪ Film Analysis
▪ Math 7

▪ Pre-Algebra

▪ Algebra I

▪ Geometry

▪ Algebra 2/Trigonometry

▪ Pre-Calculus

▪ Advanced Placement Calculus AB/BC

▪ Advanced Placement Statistics
▪ Required and Major Art

▪ Advanced Placement Studio Art

▪ Preparation of Portfolio for College Admission

▪ Required Music – Grades 7 & 8

▪ Instrumental Music – Grades 7-12
▪ World Geography & Cultures

▪ Global Studies I (9)

▪ Global Studies II (10)

▪ U.S. History (11)

▪ Government and Economics (12)

▪ Contemporary Issues

▪ Marketing

▪ Introduction to Business

▪ Law

▪ Psychology

▪ Public Speaking
▪ Marine Biology

▪ Physical Science

▪ Living Environment (Biology)

▪ Environmental Science

▪ Chemistry

▪ Physics

▪ Advanced Placement Physics

▪ Advanced Placement Environmental Science
▪ Spanish I

▪ Spanish II

▪ Spanish III
▪ Grade 12 (Required for Graduation)
▪ Grades 7-12
HONORS AND ELECTIVE CLASSES
  1. SOCIAL STUDIES
  2. ART
  3. ENGLISH
  4. SCIENCE
  5. MATHEMATICS

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the study of human behavior and the forces that both shape and power that behavior. We look at the personality as it develops over the years and the individual's place in society. We examine constructive behaviors that enable us to assume a healthier role in day to day living

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Current events are studied, but we also explore the historical backgrounds that shaped these events. Included are issues of diplomacy, economics, geography and natural resources, wars, natural disasters, etc. What happens in the global arena may impact our lives at any time.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

We will explore the history of business along with its contemporary development. Topics covered include: individual ownership, partnership, stock corporations, money management, consumerism, advertising, marketing, banking services, investments, insurance, contract, property law and possible careers.

MARKETING

Marketing is the key to having a successful business. We will study the basics required for the marketing of merchandise. These include: market research, product planning, buying, pricing advertising, and selling and distributing. You will also learn how to market yourself on paper (resume) and in person (interviewing).

LAW

The United States legal system will be studied in depth to include constitutional, civil, criminal and corporate law. Particular attention will be given to criminal law at the local, state, and federal levels.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Students are introduced to public speaking as an important component of their academic, work, and social lives. Students study types of speeches (informative, persuasive, dramatic, and special occasion), read and listen to models of speeches, and prepare and present their own speeches to diverse audiences.

PORTFOLIO ART

This class is dedicated to developing a strong portfolio for college admission, focusing on specific majors and college requirements.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART

A college level course for experienced art students who will create twenty-four sophisticated pieces of work that will be submitted for evaluation and possible college credit.

LITERATURE

Students will be exposed to traditional literature that may be encountered at the university level. Selected readings are those that an educated person should be acquainted with. The class will analyze works for elements of style, plot development, characterization, and theme. Long range goals include enjoyment of literature and a lifelong love of reading.

FILM ANALYSIS

Students will view and analyze a variety of quintessential films that have made a lasting impression on America’s society. Students will explore what literature and film mean in the context of a multicultural society.

CHEMISTRY

Properties of matter — atoms, molecules, electrons, protons, etc.; atomic structure and periodic tables; compositions of matter; compounds; chemical formulas; equations and energy. Introduction to organic chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear chemistry.

PHYSICS

Mechanics; forces; motion; heat waves such as sound, light, lenses, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics and lasers; practical application and experimentation.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS

A college level class that will cover the above topics in greater depth and sophistication. Students will be prepared for the advanced placement examination in May.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

A study and survey of the effects of man on his environment: water pollution, acid rain, depletion of natural resources, air pollution, food pollution, nuclear waste disposal, extinction of animals, analysis of man's options for the future, etc. Can environmental technology solve our problems?

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

A college level course which will provide students the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.

PRE-CALCULUS

Advanced Algebra including properties of real numbers and complex numbers, elementary functions, graphs, advanced trigonometry, series, matrices, conic sections, introduction to calculus.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT — CALCULUS AB or BC

AB: Differential and Integral Calculus Limit, Application of Derivatives and Integrals in Geometry and Science.
BC: Sequences-Improper Integrals, Infinite Series-Parametric, Vector and Polar Functions.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT — STATISTICS

A college level course dealing with the analysis of informational mathematical data, exploring and gathering data, probability in statistics, model of inference in statistics, regression analysis, hypothesis and tests. Students will be prepared to take the advanced placement exam in May.