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9th Grade Overview - Our "Upper School"
(more upper school information)

Math

Topics

Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, Consumer Math

Some of the resources we used

Intermediate Algebra by Lial, Hornsby, and McGinnis 9th ed
Algebra 1, Student Edition Glencoe McGraw-Hill

The Wall Street Journal. Complete Personal Finance Guidebook by Jeff D. Opdyke
The Wall Street Journal. Personal Finance Workbook by Jeff D. Opdyke

A List of High School Math Texts


Science

Physical Sciences:

2 week Residential courses: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Technology:
First Lego League - Robotics & Nano Technology.
3D Animation

Life Sciences
:
AP Biology: The Science of Life

Healthy Teen Living

Biological Science (2nd Edition)

Hash Inc Animation:Master ( Windows / Mac )

Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving & Lasting Relationship by John Gray PhD.

How to Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT (Barron's How to Prepare for the Psat Nmsqt Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

Social Studies
American Government

Introduction to Psychology (MIT OpenCourseWare )

History: Interpreting the 20th Century: The Struggle Over Democracy

Government for Everybody: Activities and Tests by Steven L. Jantzen, 1995

Psychology, Sixth Edition Gleitman, Henry, Alan J. Fridlund, and Daniel Reisberg

INTERPRETING THE 20th CENTURY, THE STRUGGLE OVER DEMOCRACY, PART 1-4, DVD FORMAT (THE GREAT COURSES MODERN HISTORY, PARTS 1-4) (My copy is listed as used at Amazon)

English I
Covers six types of literature: short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, novels, and epics. Writing concepts: unified paragraphs, using the narrative, persuasive, expository, and literary criticism in essays.

Literature Reading, periodical and current event reading.

Elements of Literature: Third Course, Grade 9

Literature Reading (Abbreviated Booklist)
Total number on booklist: 11
Slaughterhouse-Five -- Kurt Vonnegurt
Life of Pi -- Yann Martel
Lord of the Flies -- William Golding
Silas Marner -- George Elliot
Pygmalion (Penguin Classics) -- George Bernard Shaw
The Origin of Species -- Charles Darwin

Foreign Language Latin II

Wheelock's Latin, 6e by Frederic M. Wheelock, Richard A. LaFleur ,
A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition by Dale A. Grote
Collins Latin Concise Dictionary (Harpercollins Concise Dictionaries)
Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition and Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Revised Edition, 2 Volume Set by Paul T. Comeau,
Pronunciation and Reading of Classical Latin (The Living Voice of Greek and Latin)[sound recording] Daitz, Stephen G

38 Latin Stories Designed to Accompany Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin by Anne H. Groton and James M. May.

Electives
3D Animation I & II, Art History, Live Theater Arts.

History of Art for Young People (Trade Version) (5th Edition) - by by Anthony F. Janson

Hash Inc Animation:Master ( Windows / Mac )

Physical Education Snow Skiing, Tennis, scuba, TaeKwonDo, Kayaking, Golf and Bike riding  
Community Service 100 hours or more of service  

 

 


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