Learning Objectives

Updated May 1, 2021.

English Language Arts

Language Foundations, K - 1st grade
Block Style sentence writing
Slant Style sentence writing
Number writing
Actions and Tense
Description of Objects
Information and Background Knowledge
Instructional Words and Problem-Solving Concepts
Classification
Problem-Solving Strategies and Applications

Writing Foundations, 2nd - 3rd grade
Reporting
Past Tense
Sentence Analysis
Pronouns
Run-ons
Capitalization
Verb Agreement
Sentence Writing
Verbal Preparation for Paragraph Writing
Editing
Paragraph-Writing
Sentence Writing
Pronoun Clarity
Quotations
Verbal Preparation for Paragraph Writing
Paragraph Conventions
Editing
Passage-Writing

Reading Foundations, 4th - 5th grade
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
There's Nothing to Do on Mars by Chris Gall
Oh No!, Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett
Oh No!, Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History (Or at Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett

Reading Mastery, 6th grade
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator

Writing Mastery, 7th - 8th grade
Rule about sentences
Basic Rule about Writing
Sentences with work and works
Rule about he, she, or it
Sentences with give and gives
Sentences with sit and sits
Contradictions Rule
Sentences with do and does
Present Time, Past Time, Future Time
Verb Tense
Sentences with am, is, and are
Sentences That Tell What to Do
Adding a Comma When You Move Part of a Sentence
Sentences Joined with and, but, or or
Verb Tense
Sentences with has and have
Rule about Sentences with has and have
Rule about Commas in Sentences
Rule for Commas in a Series
Retelling
Evidence and Conclusions
Commas in a Series
Using a Fact List
Retelling
Rule for Comma in Combined Sentences
Using an Outline Diagram
Essay Questions
Writing on Topics
Three Rules about Paragraphs
Paragraph Summaries
Sample Passages
Writing on Topics
Sorting by Topic
Missing Evidence
Writing about Experiences
Checking Your Passage
Misleading Statements
Using Fact Lists
Thesaurus
Insufficient Evidence
Retelling
New Comma Rule
Rules about Commas
Using Evidence
Persuasion
Four-Paragraph Essay
Opinion
Using Evidence from a Story
Opinion Letter
Four-Paragraph Essay
Retelling Using Category Labels
Position Paper
Block Quote
Citing Evidence
Story Questions
Parallel Morals
Position Paper
Retelling
Citing Evidence
Debate
Position Paper
Evidence
Using a Fact Table
Identifying Misleading Statements
Position Paper
Retelling
Persuasion - Information Table
Final Project

English I, 9th grade
The Illiad by Homer
The Odyssey by Homer
Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Night by Elie Wiesel
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

English II, 10th grade
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Catcher and the Rye by JD Salinger
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Shin-Leqi-Unninni
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Lord of the Flies by William Goldberg
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The Allegory of the Cave, Plato

AP Language and Composition, 11th grade
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1984 by George Orwell
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Othello by Shakespeare
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

AP Literature and Composition, 12th grade
Antigone by Sophocles
The Tempest by Shakespeare
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Emma by Jane Austen
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Emily Dickinson
Edgar Allan Poe
Walt Whitman
Langston Hughes
Robert Frost

Mathematics

Mathematics, Kindergarten
Reciting Counting Numbers (Rote Counting)
Counting Objects
Counting Events (claps, pennies)
Count On: Next Number
Counting Backward
Ordinal Numbers
Symbol Identification
Symbol Writing
Numbers and Counters
Equality and Equations
Place Value
Addition (One-digit numbers)
Addition (Two-digit numbers)
Commutative Property
Addition Facts (+1, +10, +Teen)
Algebra Addition
Subtraction
Column Problems
Money: Coins and Bills
Shapes and 3D Objects
Relative Position and Size
Grouping, Ordering, and Patterns

Mathematics, 1st Grade
Column Addition
Carrying
3 Addends
Column Subtraction
Zero as First Digit
Different Digit Problems
Number Families
Number Family Strategy
Facts
Mental Math
Fact Relationships
Number Families with 2 and 3-Digit Numbers
Fractions
Counting by 1s, 10s, 100s, 5s, 25s, 2s
Counting Backward by 1s, 10s, 100s
Word Problems
Action and Classification Word Problems
Comparison Word Problems

Mathematics, 2nd Grade
Counting
Place Value
Expanded notation, renaming
Number Families
Addition - Subtraction Facts
Word Problems
Column Addition - Subtraction
Mental Math
Money
Multiplication
Measurement
Lines, perimeter, area
Inequality and equivalence
Geometry
2D, 3D, Decomposition, Angles
Missing Addend
Estimation
Clock Time
Data
Tables, Graphs, Line Charts
Fractions

Mathematics, 3rd Grade
Addition and subtraction facts
Multiplication and division facts introduction
Carrying addition and borrowing subtraction column problems
Word problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Fractions
Area and perimeter
Counting
Time
Bar and picture graphs
Rounding/Estimating

Mathematics, 4th Grade
Multiplication and division facts review
Fractions (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and equivalence)
Area and perimeter
Carrying addition and borrowing subtractions column problems
Multi-digit multiplication and division
Decimals (including addition and subtraction)
Angles
Rounding/Estimating
Ratios
Multiples, factors, prime, and composite

Mathematics, 5th Grade
Fraction operations (addition/subtraction with unlike denominators, multiplication, and division)
Word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and fractions
Fraction simplification
Area of rectangles, parallelograms and circles, and perimeter
Volume of rectangular prisms and cylinders
Multi-step word problems involving volume, ratio, and proportion, classification, probability, and percent
Multi-digit whole number, mixed number, and decimal operations (including 2-digit divisors and decimal division)
Place value and rounding whole numbers and decimals (including millions and thousandths)
Coordinate system (points, lines, and ratio word problems)
Exponents
Unit conversion

Math Basics, 6th grade
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Basic Fractions
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Ratios and Equations
Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

Algebra I, 7th - 8th grade
Short Division
Decimal Rounding
Decimal Operations
Fraction Operations
Fraction, Decimal, Percent Equivalences
Abbreviations
Problem Solving: Add/Subtract
Fraction Simplification
Problem Solving: Rate Equations
What is Algebra?
Problem Solving: Algebra Translation
Coordinate System
Signed-Number Operations
Straight-Line Equations
Exponents
Geometry
Pythagorean Theorem
Similar Triangles
Probability
Scientific Notation
Proportion
Box and Whiskers
Final Project

Algebra II, 9th grade
Coding and Math
Coding Basics
Fundamentals of Algebra
Algebra and problem-solving
Polynomials
Factoring
Solving an Equation
Quadratic Equations
Probability and Statistics
Data Science

Geometry, 10th grade
Basics of Geometry
Parallel Lines
Triangles and Congruence
Quadrilaterals and Polygons
Geometric Transformations
Similarity
Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Circles
Area
Surface Area and Volume

Math Adventures with Python, 11 - 12th grade
Drawing Polygons
Arithmetic with Lists and Loops
Guessing and Checking with Conditionals
Transforming and Storing Numbers with Algebra
Transforming Shapes with Geometry
Creating Oscillations with Trigonometry
Complex Numbers
Using Matrices for Computer Graphics and Systems of Equations
Building Objects with Classes
Creating Fractals Using Recursion
Cellular Automata
Solving Problems Using Genetic Algorithms

Science

Botany, K - 1st grade
The World of Plants
Nonflowering Plants
Flowering Plants
Living with Plants

Zoology, 2nd - 3rd grade
Invertebrates
Fish
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
Mammals

Human Biology, 4th - 5th grade
Body Systems
Head and Neck
Abdomen and Pelvis
Chest and Back
Legs and Feet
Arms and Hands
Body Science

Astronomy, 6th grade
The Solar System
Stars
Galaxies
Exploring Space
The Night Sky

Fundamentals of Engineering, 7th grade
The Mechanics of Movement
Harnessing the Elements
Working with Waves
Electricity and Automation
The Digital Domain
Eureka: The Invention of Machines

Science Basics, 8th grade
Scientific Investigation
Matter, Chemical Reactions, and Solutions
Motion, Forces, and Work
Energy
Outer Space: The Universe and the Solar System
The Earth, Weather, Atmosphere, and Climate
Life: Classification and Cells
Plants and Animals
The Human Body and Body Systems
History of Life: Heredity, Evolution, and Fossils
Ecology: Habitats, Interdependence, and Resources

AP Physics, 9th grade
Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics
Kinematics
Dynamics
Circular Motion and Gravitation
Energy
Momentum
Simple Harmonic Motion
Torque and Rotational Motion
Electric Charge and Electric Force
DC Circuits
Mechanical Waves and Soun

AP Chemistry, 10th grade
Essential Ideas
Atomic Structure and Properties
Molecular and Ionic Compound Structure and Properties
Intermolecular Forces and Properties
Chemical Reactions
Kinetics
Thermodynamics
Equilibrium
Acids and Bases
Applications of Thermodynamics

AP Biology, 11th grade
Chemistry of Life
The Cell
Genetics
Evolutionary Processes
Biological Diversity
Plant Structure and Function
Ecology

Research Capstone, 12th grade
Independent research project

Social Studies

Introduction to the World: Geography, Cultures, and People, 1st - 2nd grade
Where am I?
Map Reading
Who are we?
The Continents
North America
South America
Europe
Asia
Africa
Australia
Antarctica and the Arctic Regions

Greek Mythology, 3rd - 5th grade
Introduction to Myths
Titan Children
Who's Who and What's What
The War of Beauty and the Trojan Horse
Pandora's Box
The Chariot of the Sun
Atalanta and the Great Race
Odysseus Escapes the Cyclops
Greedy King Midas
Perseus and Medusa
Persephone and the Four Seasons
Orpheus and Eurydice
The Twelve Labors of Heracles
Echo and Narcissus
The Flying Horse
The Tangled Web of Arachne
Eros and Psyche
Daedalus and Icarus
Theseus and the Minotaur

World History, 6th - 8th grade
The First Humans: Prehistory - 3500 BCE
First Civilizations: 3500 BCE - 300 CE
The Middle Ages: 400 CE - 1500 CE
Renaissance and Reformation: 1350 - 1650
The Age of Exploration: 1400 - 1800
Revolution and Enlightenment: 1500 - 1865
The Era of Imperiialism: 1800 - 1914
World Conflicts in the Early Twentieth Century: 1914 - 1945
Post-World War II: The World from 1945 to Today

AP U.S. History, 9th grade
1491–1763
1763–1800
1800–1844
1844–1877
1877–1898
1898–1945
1945–1980
1980–Present

AP U.S. Government, 10th grade
Foundations of American Democracy
Interactions Among Branches of Government
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
Political Participation
Create a State Project

AP Microeconomics, 11th grade
Welcome to Economics
Choice in a World of Scarcity
Demand and Supply
Labor and Financial Markets
Elasticity
Consumer Choices
Production, Costs, and Industry Structure
Perfect Competition
Monopoly
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Monopoly and Antitrust Policy
Environmental Protection and Negative Externalities
Positive Externalities and Public Goods
Poverty and Economic Inequality
Labor Markets and Income
Information, Risk, and Insurance
Financial Markets
Public Economy
International Trade
Globalization and Protectionism

Computer Science

Computer Science Foundations with Scratch
Getting Started
Motion and Drawing
Looks and Sound
Procedures
Variables
Making Decisions
Repetition: A Deeper Exploration of Loops
String Processing
Lists
Sharing and Collaboration

Computer Science
Computing Systems
Data and Analysis
Universal Programming Principles
Programming with Scratch
Programming in Python
Web Development

FreeCode Camp Certification (Must complete at least one)
Responsive Web Design Certification
Data Visualization Certification
Scientific Computing with Python Certification
Data Analysis with Python Certification
Information Security Certification
Machine Learning with Python Certification

Art, Music, and Design

Drawing
Line
Texture
Shape
Color
Light and Space
Representational
Non-representational
Perspective
Figure Drawing

Music
Pitch
Notation
Octave Registers
Half Steps and Whole Steps
Major Scale
Major Key Signatures
Minor Scales
Minor Key Scales
Time Signatures
Duration Symbols
Dots and Ties
Meter
Tuplets
Chords
Triads

3D Printing and Design
3D Printing Revolution
Getting Started with TinkerCAD
Manipulating Parts and Scaling
Grouping, Holes, and Align Tool
Patterns and Slicing
Final Project

Onshape Fundamentals Certification
Getting Started
Introduction to Sketching
Part Design Using Part Studios
Multi-Part Part Studios
Onshape Assemblies
Detailed Drawings
Final Project

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