Forest Path Academy

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High School- 9th/10th at Forest Path Academy

This class is for high school students.  These are suggested classes for ninth and tenth grade students.  Ninth students may also select to join the 8th grade class.  Students should select a math class based on their ability level.   The 9th grade program meets Tues/Thurs from 9:00-4:00 pm.  Families may select individual


English (2 class periods)

This class may be listed on your high school transcript as English 1 or English 2 depending on the grade level.  The literature covered this year is a selection of American and British Literature.   Our focus this year is on strengthening writing skills. Students will learn the six traits needed for successful writing including content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students will learn to write a 5 paragraph essay through literary analysis and other writing assignments. Grammar instruction will also be continued.  We will also learn about MLA format in class and practice citing our works in the correct format.  Students will explore creative writing as well as structured writing. They will read a variety of books including both classic titles and newer works. 


Math:  Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or Pre-Calculus may be selected for the math


Science: Biology with Dissection

Students will complete an in depth study of Biology including dissections and other labs. Students will have additional assignments weekly including reading to be completed outside of class time.   Students are expected to have assignments completed prior to class.  Teacher will provide quizzes and tests, and grades will be given.  This class is geared towards 9th and 10th graders.


The textbook used for this class is Kendall Hunt's Insights in Biology.  These unique textbook/lab manuals  encourage exploration through hands-on discovery, and almost every class period will be spent in experiments and lab work. 

Students will receive a new book with each unit covered.   Books will be provided by Forest Path Academy.   (These are secular and not creation-based textbooks.) 

Evolution will be covered, but in a manner respectful of religious beliefs. Evolution is not the focus of  this biology program and is covered briefly.


History: Geography

In this class, students will be introduced to the principals of geography.  We will explore the people and places in our world, explore cultures and conflicts, and  practice map skills.  


Art: Exploring the Elements of Design

In this course , children will learn basic principles of design such as line, value, space, etc. The class will have an opportunity to experiment with these principles using a variety of media such as charcoal, paint, and clay. Students will continue to study art history while viewing various artists’ work using these design principles.


Band:

Our Band program meets twice weekly, both beginner and advanced band is available.


Spanish 1 OR Spanish 2

We will have both a beginning as well as an advanced Spanish for our new high school students. Returning students will be enrolled in Spanish 2 and new students Spanish 1.