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Middle School Courses
Students will learn introductory vocabulary terms and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will demonstrate the ability to fingerspell their name and complete the alphabet fluidly. Students will learn about history, culture, and daily struggles and successes of Deaf people.
Students will learn introductory vocabulary terms and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will demonstrate the ability to fingerspell their name and complete the alphabet fluidly. Students will learn about history, culture, and daily struggles and successes of Deaf people.
Students will learn introductory vocabulary terms and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will demonstrate the ability to fingerspell their name and complete the alphabet fluidly. Students will learn about history, culture, and daily struggles and successes of Deaf people.
High School Courses
ASL III is designed to expand the student’s vocabulary, and continue their development of grammatical structures and conversational skills, with an emphasis on the correct usage of non-manual markers. Students will exhibit advanced receptive skills and will continue to enhance their studies and awareness of the Deaf culture by experiencing local Deaf events in the community. Hide
ASL II is an entry level ASL course designed to introduce students to the language, culture and grammar of ASL and Deaf community. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, signing, and writing in ASL. Hide
ASL I is an entry level ASL course designed to introduce students to the language, culture and grammar of ASL and Deaf community. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, signing, and writing in ASL. Hide
Middle School Courses
Computer 8 is a continuation of both Computer 6 and 7.
Computer 7 is a continuation of Computer 6.
Computer 6 is a basic introduction to computers. Topics covered include an overview of various computer systems, operating system software, hardware, information systems, storage, various user interfaces, productivity software, networking basics, graphics and design, multimedia, software, and ethical computer usage. This course will teach the basics of software from Microsoft Office to include Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Access. Computer 6 is perfect for those wanting to get an introduction to computer essentials.
High School Courses
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the syntax and style of C-type programming languages. Topics covered in detail will include basic language syntax, data types, variables and storage, control functionality, and design patterns. Hide
Computer Applications II is an in-depth HTML course. Topics covered include HTML, CSS, and XML; dynamic web design and scripting techniques; graphics and animation relating to web design; page design; advanced layouts using modern styling practices; embedding multimedia; managing web sites; and search engines. Hide
Computer Applications is an introduction to computers. Topics covered include an overview of various computer systems, operating system software, hardware, information systems, storage, various user interfaces, productivity software, networking basics, graphics and design, multimedia, software, and ethical computer usage. This course will teach the basics of software from Microsoft Office, to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Computer Applications is perfect for those wanting to get a handle on computer basics in a hands-on course. Hide
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High School Courses

This is a two semester elective course. The purpose of Theatre Appreciation is to increase student understanding, critical analysis skills, and appreciation of stage productions. Students will gain knowledge of the history of theatre, learn about the technical components of a production, and study major modern and classic playwrights and composers. Students are required to attend three productions during each semester of this course and participate in thoughtful discussions about the production. In addition, students write short reports and make presentations throughout the year.

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This course is performance based and covers the fundamentals of acting for television and film. Hide
This course covers the basics of screenwriting. Students will produce both a rough and a final draft of an actual screenplay. Hide
Introduction to Film and Digital Media is a two semester elective course that is designed to introduce students to both the theoretical and production aspects of filmmaking. Students will study the cultural impact of movies, television, and the internet, while also producing creative work in video and digital media. Hide
Film Studies is an introductory class that allows students to gain both a broad understanding of film’s history, as well as an introduction to film criticism and theory. The class is taught chronologically, with the first semester focus on 1894-1945 and the second semester focus on post-WWII films. Hide
Film Studies is an introductory class that allows students to gain both a broad understanding of film’s history, as well as an introduction to film criticism and theory. The class is taught chronologically, with the first semester focus on 1894-1945 and the second semester focus on post-WWII films. Hide

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This course lays theoretical groundwork in acoustics and their relationships to electronic equipment used in DJing. The course equips students with the fundamental concepts of performing arts and terminology necessary to pursue a career in DJing.

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This course covers the basics of Drama & Theater. You will learn about the actual performance and the backstage work that it takes to make a play happen on the stage.

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Animation production will teach students fundamentals. Students will be introduced to the history and importance of animation to popular culture. The course will then guide learners through the fundamentals of character development, story narrative, scriptwriting, storyboarding, and finally animation.

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This course covers the fundamentals of acting on stage. Most major assignments will be performing prepared scenes. Hide
Middle School Courses
Language Arts 8 will build on the work done in Language Arts 7.
Language Arts 7 will build on the work done in Language Arts 6.
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction and practice in grammar, spelling, writing, literature, study skills, and technology related to language arts, reading, and writing as outlined in the state standards. In sixth grade English Language Arts, students continue to develop an appreciation of written and spoken language. They expand their use of descriptive words and complex sentences, as well as their choices of modes of writing. Throughout sixth grade, students continue to develop the ability to critique constructively their own work as well as the work of others. Students use oral language, written language, and media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. Students use the stages of the writing process to write clear, coherent compositions that develop an idea or tell a story.
Eighth grade English has as its primary emphasis in the careful reading and analysis of literature from various literary genres. Students also gain further experience in narrative, descriptive, and essay writing. They continue to develop their vocabulary and to refine their understanding and use of formal English grammar and mechanics.
English 7 will build on the work done in English 6.
English 6 students will work on grammar, literature, and spelling, while vocabulary will be taught using an integrated approach. Literature will include short stories, non-fiction, the novel, mythology, folk tales, Drama & Theater, and poetry. Grammar units will include parts of speech, parts of a sentence, kinds of sentences, fragments, run-ons, subject-verb agreement, verb usage, comparison of adjectives and adverbs, and essay writing in the four writing modes. Other units will be taught as deemed necessary through student evaluation.
High School Courses
This course teaches all forms of poetry to a student and allows the student to either read or write poems. Hide
This course teaches students the extent to which the expository writing techniques specifically writing that establishes a clear thesis and maintains direction, focus, and coherence, and the extent to which the writing reveals an awareness of audience and purpose through word choice and sentence variety. Hide
The honors-level course will explore the same topics as the standard-level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
English 9 students will develop skills in speaking and listening, academic research, higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, and critical thinking. In English 9, students build the foundation they will need for mastering all the skill areas by the time they complete English 12. Students regularly draw upon community resources as they can be integrated into their readings and research. Exemplary resources are the libraries, Internet, plays and movies, and book shops. Hide
Creative Writing is a course designed to help the student explore Fiction Writing. A variety of short stories and various authors will be read to aid in the understanding of author style and technique. Students will study all elements of Fiction Writing and will be required to compile a portfolio for the end of the semester. Hide
The honors-level course will explore the same topics as the standard-level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
English 12 students will achieve mastery of the skills related to listening and speaking, academic research, higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, and critical thinking. Students will develop the listening and speaking skills they need for higher education. In writing, they will learn to develop position papers and use a variety of creative writing modes, particularly the more complex, such as writing essays based on models of the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Students will study classical literature to complete the literature component, and literature from around the world will be included. Students will draw upon community resources as they can be integrated into their readings. Hide
The honors-level course will explore the same topics as the standard-level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
English 11 students will continue to develop the skills they must have to express their ideas in writing or orally in clear, concise, and comprehensive ways. Students respond to literature and have ample opportunity to cultivate and develop public speaking skills. In writing, they focus on critical analysis of literary selections. Writing formats include free write, creative writing, personal essays, and formal essays. Students will use primary sources for research papers to broaden the scope of the topics they have selected. Through tier study of literature, students also develop knowledge of, and an appreciation for, American traditions. Students regularly draw upon community resources as they can be integrated into their readings and research. Hide
The honors-level course will explore the same topics as the standard-level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
English 10 students will continue to receive instruction in the major skill areas: speaking and listening, academic research, higher order reading comprehension, language usage, writing and rhetorical literary analysis, and critical thinking. Students will develop the speaking skills needed, write essays of substantial length, and use increasingly precise language on sophisticated topics. They will do research of an in-depth nature, using a broad range of sources and an original hypothesis, and they will read and analyze literature of increasing difficulty in terms of language use and thematic content. Students will regularly draw upon community resources as they can be integrated into their readings and research. Hide
Middle School Courses
This course is designed to further enhance the skills learned in French 6 and 7. Students will continue studying conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the French alphabet. Fundamental French grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and French languages. Finally, students will continue exploring various cultural themes related to France.
Students will continue learning the basics of the French language. Students will expand their knowledge in using conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the French alphabet. Fundamental French grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and French languages. Finally, students will continue exploring various cultural themes related to France.
In middle school French, students learn the basics of the French language. Students will become skilled in using conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the French alphabet. Fundamental French grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and French languages. Finally, students will begin exploring various cultural themes related to France.
High School Courses
French I is an entry level French course designed to introduce students to the language, culture, and grammar of French and French-speaking countries. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in French. Hide
Honors French I is an entry level but rigorous French course designed to introduce students to the language, culture, and grammar of French and French-speaking countries. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in French. Hide
French II is an entry level but rigorous French course designed to further the knowledge of French language, culture, and grammar acquired in French I. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in French. Hide
Honors French III is an entry level but rigorous French course designed to further the knowledge of French language, culture and grammar acquired in French I and II. It delves into the subtleties of French culture and covers many of the grammar points that are unique to the French language. Hide
French III is an entry level but rigorous French course designed to further the knowledge of French language, culture and grammar acquired in French I and II. It delves into the subtleties of French culture and covers many of the grammar points that are unique to the French language. Hide
Honors French II is an entry level but rigorous French course designed to further the knowledge of French language, culture and grammar acquired in French I. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in French. Hide
Middle School Courses
High School Courses
German II is an entry level German course designed to further students’ knowledge on the language, culture and grammar of German and German speaking countries. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in German. Hide
German I is an entry level German course designed to introduce students to the language, culture and grammar of German and German speaking countries. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in German. Hide
Middle School Courses
High School Courses
The Fusion Wellness Program is dedicated to assisting our students develop an active process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward, a more successful existence. Using four key disciplines, Emotional Wellness, Physical Wellness, Art Expression and Music Expression, Fusion students will develop a sense of well-being and will be capable of making healthier choices. Hide
Health is a one semester survey which uses lecture, discussion, readings, films, guest speakers, and hands-on activities to help the student understand all aspects of personal and community health. This curriculum builds character assets that foster resiliency and personal growth, and also prepares the student for their future success living a healthier lifestyle. This course is designed to provide the student with a complete overview of health education. At the end of the class, the student should have skills to be a self-directed learner, an effective communicator, and a more prepared individual to start their life after high school. Students will regularly draw upon community resources as they can be integrated into their readings and research. Hide
Drug Education is an elective course designed to introduce students to the realities of drug use and abuse. Students will be introduced to drug basics and brain basics, relating how drugs affect the brain and in particular the brain's pleasure centers. They will also learn how each drug type affects the brain and body in both the short and long term. Through this course, students will develop a better understanding of drug addiction and explore treatment options for people who are addicted to drugs. Hide
Chemical Dependency and recovery education is a course designed to increase awareness regarding the concerns surrounding adolescent drug and alcohol abuse, and the differences between substance experimentation, use, abuse, and dependency. The effects of various types of drugs on an adolescent's developing brain are thoroughly explored. The class also covers education on the 12-Steps of Recovery and Life Skills. Increased insight into self-exploration and the importance of developing healthy coping strategies is also emphasized. Hide
Middle School Courses
High School Courses
An entry level Hebrew course designed to further students’ knowledge on the language, culture and grammar of Hebrew.  It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Hebrew.   Hide
An entry-level course designed to further students’ knowledge on the language, culture, and grammar of Hebrew. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Hebrew.   Hide
Middle School Courses
Eighth grade US History and Geography students will gain an understanding of the people and events that have brought the United States into the twenty-first century. They will draw parallels to the present by learning about the geography of America; colonial heritage and the American Revolution; the Constitution and the Challenges as a new nation; Westward Expansion; the Civil War and Reconstruction; Immigration; the Industrial Age and the Progressive Movement; American Imperialism and the road to World War I.
The goals of this course are to teach the students about cultural awareness and cultural differences. We study the geography of countries and regions, and how climate and terrain shape people's lives. From that point, we study the cultural processes and cultural systems (dress, food, economy, literature, art, politics, and beliefs) that emerge from human interaction with the environment. We learn the lines of latitude and longitude, and about how the actual location of a place on the globe is impacted by climate and terrain, which in turn affects the way people shape their respective world views, their environments, and how they produce and transport goods. We learn from an interdisciplinary approach, combining history, geography, literature, and art in the process.
Students in grade six expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Continued emphasis is placed on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people and their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as the establishing and spreading of ideas that helped transform the world forever. Students develop higher levels of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominant, and why they declined. Students analyze the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds.
High School Courses
Students in U.S. History (often taken in grade eleven) study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. Following a review of the nation's beginnings and the impact of the enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon the previous study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes in historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection. Hide
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Students in World History (often taken in grade ten) study major turning points that shaped the modern world from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. Hide
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Psychology is an elective course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of psychology. Students will be introduced to the methodology behind psychological research and will learn how to interpret it. Students will also learn how the human mind works from both biological and cognitive viewpoints. Through this learning, students will develop a better understanding of their own behavior and will gain some practical applications for enriching their lives. Hide
Humanities students will learn to appreciate great works of art, architecture, literature, and poetry.  Students will look at written works, art works, architecture, social groups, culture, personal history, and political institutions as examples of the creative power of the human mind and spirit. Students will be exposed to the message of works, the medium used, and how a method is employed. Students will infuse the text with their own personal opinions and express themselves through various mediums. Their writings and creative projects will serve as an expressive response to the works of others, as well as a major way of forming their own ideas. Hide
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American Government is a one semester course that examines the origins of the American constitutional system, analyzes the structure and function of modern American government and politics, and explores the role of the citizen in a representative democracy. This course meets state Social Science standards as well as graduation and college entrance requirements. Hide
Cultural Geography examines people, places, and environments on local, regional, national, and international scales. Sociological and cultural perspectives will be covered as well. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study the interaction of people, cultures, and their physical environments. The purpose of this course is to help students develop geographical skills that will enable them to better understand and appreciate the place where they live as well as places around the world. They will also learn about how their lives are interconnected with the lives of people around the world, and will discover that geography is about much more than knowing where places are. It is about understanding the fundamental importance of space and place for all aspects of our lives. We explore the major topics of human geography though detailed case studies that show how demographic, environmental, cultural, social, political, and economic processes shape the geography of the world. Moreover, the topics we explore in this class lead directly into topics studied in numerous other classes including sociology, economics, political science, history, civil engineering, ethnic studies, and gender studies among others. Hide
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This one semester required course studies how people and countries use their resources to produce, distribute, and consume goods and services. Included are considerations of traditional economic concepts and principles. Hide
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Italian II will build upon the skills learned in Italian I, conveying a more in-depth knowledge of grammar and pronunciation, and continuing to improve mastery of oral communication and use of the written language. Hide

Students will learn the fundamentals of Italian grammar and pronunciation, how to converse on a limited scale about everyday topics, and how to write and understand Italian within the limits of the grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced in the course. Emphasis will be placed upon communication, and students will be exposed to some of the culture of Italy. Introduces the Italian language emphasizing the mastery of oral communication and use of the written language. Includes the fundamentals of grammar, speaking, reading, and pronunciation. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component.

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Middle School Courses
This course is designed to further enhance the skills learned in Japanese 6 and 7. Students will continue studying conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the Japanese alphabet. Fundamental Japanese grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and Japanese languages. Finally, students will continue exploring various cultural themes related to Japan.
Students will continue learning the basics of the Japanese language. Students will expand their knowledge in using conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the Japanese alphabet. Fundamental Japanese grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and Japanese languages. Finally, students will continue exploring various cultural themes related to Japan.
In middle school Japanese, students learn the basics of the Japanese language. Students will become skilled in using conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the Japanese alphabet. Fundamental Japanese grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and Japanese languages. Finally, students will begin exploring various cultural themes related to Japan.
High School Courses
Japanese I is an entry level but rigorous Japanese course designed to introduce students to the language, culture, and grammar of Japanese. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Japanese, with an emphasis on grammar, listening, and speaking. Hide
Japanese I is an entry level but rigorous Japanese course designed to introduce students to the language, culture and grammar of Japanese. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Japanese, with an emphasis on grammar, listening, and speaking. Hide
Japanese II is an entry level but rigorous Japanese course designed to further the knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and grammar acquired in Japanese I. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Japanese. Hide
Japanese III is an entry level but rigorous Japanese course designed to further the knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and grammar acquired in Japanese I and II. It delves into the subtleties of Japanese culture and covers many of the grammar points that are unique to the Japanese language. Hide
Japanese III is an entry level but rigorous Japanese course designed to further the knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and grammar acquired in Japanese I and II. It delves into the subtleties of Japanese culture and covers many of the grammar points that are unique to the Japanese language. Hide
Japanese II is an entry level but rigorous Japanese course designed to further the knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and grammar acquired in Japanese I. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Japanese. Hide
Middle School Courses
Math 8 builds upon the skills learned in Math 7.
Pre-Algebra is essential preparation for Algebra. It covers all basic math concepts like integers, fractions, decimals, factors, ratios, proportions, percents, data, graphs, statistics, geometry basics, area of polygons, and surface area of volume of prisms. It then moves into order of operations; properties of numbers including the distributive property; variables and equations and how to solve them; inequalities and how to solve and graph them; the coordinate plane; relations and functions; slope; intercepts; graphing equations; solving systems of equations; and monomials and polynomials.
Math 7 builds upon the skills learned in Math 6.
Math 6 is a basic math course. It covers integers, fractions, decimals, factors, ratios, proportions, percents, data, graphs, statistics, geometry basics, area of polygons, and surface area of volume of prisms.
High School Courses
Students will work with probability, data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, and technological tools to analyze statistics. The main foci of the course will be exploring data, planning a study, producing models using probability theory, and making statistical inferences. Students will work with statistical measures of centrality and spread, methods of data collection, methods of determining probability, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Students will use multiple representations to present data including written descriptions, numerical statistics, formulas, and graphs. Hide
Trigonometry uses the techniques that students have previously learned from the study of algebra and geometry. The trigonometric functions studied are defined geometrically rather than in terms of algebraic equations. Facility with these functions as well as the ability to prove basic identities regarding them is especially important for students intending to study calculus, more advanced mathematics, physics, and other sciences, as well as engineering in college. Hide
Math Analysis with Trigonometry integrates mathematical concepts from previous coursework. The course expands and synthesizes the material from both algebra and geometry including theories of equations, probability, conic sections, and graphing with translations. The course also provides a thorough introduction into trigonometric functions, vectors, and polar graphs. Hide
Pre-Calculus is the step between Algebra II and Calculus. It reviews many of the concepts from Algebra II, and then ends with the beginning of Calculus concepts. Hide
Pre-Calculus Honors covers the same material as the standard level course, but views topics in a more in-depth way. Hide
The concepts covered in Honors Geometry are more extensive than the standard course. There is more emphasis on proving statements and using advanced algebra techniques to solve problems. Students must understand postulates and theorems, as well as relate them to the material in order to solve problems. Concepts added to the curriculum include: proving the Midpoint Theorem; Angle Bisector Theorem; relationships between special angles of parallel lines; congruence in triangles; the Isosceles Triangle Theorem; parallelograms; contradictions; similarity; and others. Students are required to find missing values using a variety of concepts from algebra, including systems of equations. Students are required to show how changes in dimension change area and volume, and apply those changes to more difficult problems. The course commences with a comprehensive final exam that tests material from both semesters. Hide
Geometry students begin with the undefined terms of point, line, and plane. They build up from definitions to axioms, postulates, and theorems. These are used to do geometric proofs using deductive reasoning. Theorems are taught for almost every section covered. Hide
Consumer Math covers concepts that the student will see in the world of business as a consumer. Hide
Calculus Honors covers the same material as the standard level course, but views topics in a more in-depth way. Hide
Calculus is the study of change. It is a brand new math unlike any other you have seen so far. We start off with the end of Pre-Calculus (limits) and build from there into new concepts. Basically, the first semester covers the derivative while the second semester covers the integral. There is a third semester available for any student who wishes to challenge themselves further. This semester explores integrals further, then moves into sequences and series and differential equations. Hide
Business Math covers concepts that the student will see in the world of business as an owner. Hide

The Algebra II Honors course studies the material of Algebra 2 at a more extensive and deeper level. The knowledge that it draws on from Algebra 1 is developed further into more complex ideas that require deeper levels of logical and critical thinking. The concepts added to the curriculum are: use of the properties of real numbers and the problem solving plan to solve equations; the trigonometry property to solve inequalities; compound inequalities as a set; using functions as maps; definitions of parallel and perpendicular lines; graphing systems of equations; introduction to linear programming and its applications; dividing monomials; roots using irrational numbers; simplifying rational equations with rational exponents; pure imaginary numbers; graphing quadratics using charts, discriminates, sums, and products of roots; solving and graphing quadratic inequalities; completing the square to graph conic sections; using mathematical induction to prove theorems; using statistics to analyze data; and finding probabilities of common events using practical formulas. The coursework is more complex than the standard Algebra 2 course, and the comprehensive final covers material from both semesters.

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Algebra II students take algebra skills to the next level. They explore the idea of relations and functions and their domain and range. They learn about polynomials and use long and synthetic division. They find roots of monomials and learn rational exponents. They are introduced to the idea of an imaginary number. Quadratic functions are explored as well as completing the square. Conic sections are explored. The Remainder and Factor Theorems are taught and students will find roots of polynomial functions. Operations like composition are performed on functions and students know how to find the inverse. Rational functions are graphed, multiplied, divided, added, and subtracted. Exponential equations are taught for the first time. Probability and statistics basics are introduced. Sequences and series are also explored.

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The Algebra I Honors course includes all of the features of the standard level course. Algebra I Honors also includes an extensive lesson on the 5-step problem solving plan; an introduction to statistics and measures of central tendency, including range, median, mode, stem-and-leaf plots, frequency tables line graphs, and histograms; counting principles, counting outcomes, and tree diagrams; more complicated word problems; extensive operations on polynomials; and simplifying rational expressions.

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Algebra I students use symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols. They will develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.

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Middle School Courses
Music 7 will build on the skills learned in Music 6.
Music courses allow students to discover and build knowledge based on experience, individualized participation, research, and creative learning analysis. Project-based learning is at the core, emphasized by real-world projects and real-world applications. Our approach and philosophy to teaching and learning is constructive in nature. Learning is student-centered, therefore the learning environment will be created to foster the development of skills and the application of active-learning, self-discipline, and time management.
Music 8 will build on the skills learned in Music 7.
High School Courses
This course covers the elements of singing, addressing the specific needs of singers of popular music. It is intended for singers of all levels who want to improve their stamina, increase their range, develop a better sound, and enhance their overall vocal health. In this course, students will study techniques to help them understand and develop their voice by describing the basic elements of their instrument and teaching how to practice. The course helps students to understand the physical aspects of singing, master them, and expand this mastery of the details to a more holistic technical and musical whole. Hide
Music Theory Honors includes all of the features of the standard level course, but studies the material at a deeper level. Hide
This course will take the student into the theoretical concepts of harmony. Coursework includes a complete study of intervals, chord construction, chord voicing, harmonized scales, and modes of the major, melodic minor, harmonic minor, and diminished scales emphasizing instrumental application. A deep study of Gregorian Chants and 1st_4th species counterpoint is included. This class will rely on composition and interactive software. Atonal and impressionist music will be addressed, as well as contemporary. Hide
Students continue a deeper study of the science and mechanics of digital recording. Acoustics and the micing of acoustic instruments will be studied along with their relationships to electronic equipment. The course will continue to equip students with the fundamental concepts and terminology necessary to pursue a career in the recording arts, and to establish a foundation for higher-level courses in the audio programs. Topics include intermediate studio procedures, equipment design, and proper use, in addition to multi-track recording techniques and working creatively with digital audio workstations like ProTools. Hide
Students of this course study the science and mechanics of digital recording. This course lays theoretical groundwork in acoustics and the relationship to electronic equipment used in the recording industry. Students learn basic recording and editing techniques while developing critical listening and viewing skills. This application class provides the student with an in-depth introduction to audio equipment and techniques. The course equips students with the fundamental concepts and terminology necessary to pursue a career in the recording arts, and to establish a foundation for higher-level courses in the audio programs. Topics include basic studio procedures, equipment design, and proper use, in addition to multi-track recording techniques and working creatively with digital audio workstations like ProTools. Hide
This course is designed to give an advanced guitar student a solid grasp of the basic concepts of music relating to guitar. A complete overview of the instrument will be taught, including care and maintenance. The student will be given the opportunity to read both standard and tablature notation, learning both chord and scale formulas. Rhythm patterns will be taught covering a wide variety of music styles. A study of music composition, both historical and cultural, is also covered. Hide
This course is designed to give a beginning guitar student a solid grasp of the basic concepts of music relating to guitar. A complete overview of the instrument will be taught, including care and maintenance. The student will be given the opportunity to read both standard and tablature notation, learning both chord and scale formulas. Rhythm patterns will be taught covering a wide variety of music styles. A study of music composition, both historical and cultural, is also covered. Hide
This course is designed to give a beginning drum student a solid grasp of the basic concepts of music relating to drums. A complete overview of the instrument will be taught. The student will be given the opportunity to read standard and tablature notation, learning rudiments and essential drum set rhythms. Rhythm patterns will be taught covering a wide variety of music styles. A study of music composition, both historical and cultural, is also covered. Hide
This is a second-level drum course designed to give a drum student a more in-depth grasp of the concepts of music relating to drums. A complete overview of the instrument will be taught. The student will be given the opportunity to read standard and tablature notation, learning rudiments and essential drum set rhythms. Rhythm patterns will be taught covering a wide variety of music styles. A study of music composition, both historical and cultural, is also covered. Hide
Students spend the semester in guided practice and study of the bass guitar. New students to the instrument are introduced to the fundamentals of how to play, and practice applying those skills to play songs they enjoy. More experienced students are given the opportunity to continue building their skills and technique under the guidance of the instructor. The course covers standard notation, tablature, and chart reading as well as the identification of note names, key signatures, time signatures, and rhythms. Ear training will include recognizing intervals and chords, sight singing, and rhythmic and melodic dictation, by way of interactive software. While building these important fundamentals, courses of study are always focused on the individual musical interests of each student. Hide
The Bass II course is designed to give the bass student a more in-depth grasp of the concepts of music relating to playing the bass. Additionally, the course will continue to familiarize students with the fundamentals of sight reading and ear training for the application of the bass guitar. The course covers standard notation, tablature, and chart reading as well as the identification of note names, key signatures, time signatures, and rhythms. Hide
Middle School Courses
The Physical Education 7 course builds upon skills learned in Physical Education 6.
The Physical Education 8 course builds upon skills learned in Physical Education 7.
The Physical Education 6 course consists of the following units: Fitness, Individual and Dual Sports, Movement Activities, Team Sports, Recreational Activities, Fitness Evaluation.
High School Courses
The Physical Education I course consists of the following units: Fitness, Individual and Dual Sports, Movement Activities, Team Sports, Recreational Activities, Fitness Evaluation. The course will be tailored to the individual student's interests. Hide
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The Physical Education III course will build upon the skills learned in Physical Education II. Hide
The Physical Education IV course will build upon the skills learned in Physical Education III Hide
Students may enroll in an off-campus independent PE. This course must be supervised and documented by a fitness expert for the requisite number of hours per semester. Hide
Students may enroll in an off-campus independent PE. This course must be supervised and documented by a fitness expert for the requisite number of hours per semester. Hide
Students may enroll in an off-campus independent PE. This course must be supervised and documented by a fitness expert for the requisite number of hours per semester. Hide
Students may enroll in an off-campus independent PE. This course must be supervised and documented by a fitness expert for the requisite number of hours per semester. Hide
This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basics of skateboarding, Paddle Boarding, and Surfing. The aim of this course is to promote exercise to those who are interested in learning the basics of these Board sports. Participants must complete the required sports release form. Hide
This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basics of skateboarding, Paddle Boarding, and Surfing. The aim of this course is to promote exercise to those who are interested in learning the basics of these Board sports. Participants must complete the required sports release form. Hide
This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basics of skateboarding, Paddle Boarding, and Surfing. The aim of this course is to promote exercise to those who are interested in learning the basics of these Board sports. Participants must complete the required sports release form. Hide
This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basics of skateboarding, Paddle Boarding, and Surfing. The aim of this course is to promote exercise to those who are interested in learning the basics of these Board sports. Participants must complete the required sports release form. Hide
Middle School Courses
This course is an introduction to physical science that actively engages and challenges all students, covering academic topics such as Matter and Chemical Reactions, Motions, Forces and Energy, and Astronomy. Labs and projects are also a required portion of this course, which will account for approximately 40 percent of the overall grade. Students will be required to keep an organized notebook of all course materials including a separate section for notes, homework, labs and projects, and handouts.
In this course we will investigate the scientific concepts, rules, and principles which are associated with the study of living things. Major units of study include: Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Earth and Life History, Structure and Function in Living Systems, as well as the Physical Principles that underlie Living Systems. Investigation and experimentation in the form of laboratory assignments are also required in this course, and will account for approximately one third of the overall grade. Students will be required to keep an organized notebook of all course materials including a separate section for notes, homework, labs and projects, and handouts.
In this course we will investigate the scientific concepts, rules, and principles which are associated with planet Earth as well as other celestial bodies. Major units of study include: Astronomy, Earth's Landforms, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Earth's Geologic History, Natural Resources, and Meteorology. Labs and projects are also a required portion of this course, which will account for approximately 40 percent of the overall grade. Students will be required to keep an organized notebook of all course materials including a separate section for notes, homework, labs and projects, and handouts.
High School Courses
This course is designed to give students a strong foundation in Newtonian Physics (mechanics) and to give them an introduction to electromagnetism, optics, and thermodynamics. It requires a basic knowledge of algebra and some trigonometry, and incorporates some of the concepts learned in chemistry. Hide
This course is designed for advanced students looking for a strong foundation in Newtonian Physics (mechanics), to give them an advanced introduction to electromagnetism, optics, and thermodynamics. It requires knowledge of algebra and some trigonometry, and incorporates some of the concepts learned in chemistry. Honors Physics goes more in-depth on physics topics and thus competent math skills are required. Hide
The science of marine biology will introduce students to the processes of marine life and their interplay with physio-oceanographic processes such as waves, tides, currents, and nutrient concentrations. Students will learn to relate micro processes to macro processes. Labs will aid in reinforcing topics discussed during lecture. Students will cover several topics in the following areas: wind and waves, currents, primary productivity, invertebrate organisms, marine fish and their behavior, marine reptiles, marine mammals, estuarine processes, plate tectonics, intertidal communities, coral reefs, the deep sea, polar seas, and the impact of the fishing industry to our global fisheries. Hide
Environmental science is a course dedicated to understanding the interactions between earth’s natural systems and the demands placed on them by the human population. This course examines the scientific principles behind natural phenomena and resource cycles, explores how we utilize these systems and our impact, and potential solutions for the resulting consequences of resource mismanagement and exploitation. The course includes elements of life science, physical science, and social science and focuses on breadth and interrelatedness of relevant current events. Classes and labs are done one-on-one with the student’s teacher. Hide
This is a two semester course that introduces the basic concepts of physics. Broad topics to be covered in this course include mechanics (motion and its causes), electricity and magnetism, wave phenomena (sound and light), and rotational dynamics. Hide
This course encompasses earth and space concepts and presents them in a balanced (relevant, practical, and scholarly) manner that prepares students for more advanced sciences like Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Students will learn to understand how the earth moves in space; plate tectonics; rocks and minerals; weather systems; oceanography; the atmosphere and weather; the sun, stars, and our solar system. Students will also apply technology such as computers, the Internet, and scientific apparatus. Students in this course are given the opportunity to develop values, aspirations, and attitudes that promote their personal involvement with the world around them through projects, experiments, and labs, which are done one-on-one with the instructor. A new understanding of the world will allow students to comprehend how they fit into the complex life of Earth. Hide

This Honors course covers the same material as the standard level course, but in a more in-depth manner.

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Physiology is the science of how living things work. It encompasses many different areas of the life and physical sciences, and seeks to unlock the mysteries of how cells, tissues, organs, and organisms function. In the course you will have an opportunity to take a look at many different organs, cells, and tissues. You will have a much better understanding of the way your body works, and you will be exposed to the exciting field of biomedical research. You will learn about normal body function and disease, how to read scientific literature, and you will develop a deeper understanding of science. Hide
The science of life will introduce students to the processes of life. Students will learn to relate micro processes to macro processes. Labs will aid in reinforcing topics discussed during lecture. Students will cover several topics in the following areas: cells, cellular processes, ecology, evolution, and the various systems that compose the human body. Classes and labs are done one-on-one with the student's teacher. Hide
Have you ever wondered why Saturn has rings, what a galaxy looks like through a telescope, or what the heck dark matter is? In interviews on TV, have you ever seen people who don't know the cause of seasons on Earth being lumped into the same category as people who don't know who the vice president is and panicked because you don't know either? Well you are about to put all of those questions to rest once and for all. Welcome to your first class in Astronomy! Over the course of the next year, you will gain an excellent perspective on our place in space and time and an appreciation of the amazing phenomena to be found outside the orbit of our little blue-green planet. Hide
This Honors course covers the same material as the standard level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
This course introduces the basic principles of chemistry, while being taught one-on-one. Students gain experience using facts, graphs, data tables, concepts, and math skills in problem-solving situations. Basic laboratory skills are developed along with chemical literacy and an appreciation of the role of chemistry in our society.  Students will be introduced to the fact that chemistry is involved with all changes in nature and that chemistry is around us at all times. Students will gain knowledge in the field of chemistry that will help in understanding the modern world where chemistry is essential. Hide
Biology class is a course which introduces Biology concepts while maintaining an emphasis on the six major themes presented by the text; evolution, unity with diversity, energy, homeostasis, systems and interactions, and the nature of science. Emphasis on these themes will help students understand the “big picture” by focusing learning on the connection between major ideas and concepts. The course curriculum will be adjusted to accommodate the needs and capabilities of each individual student and will challenge the student to learn new ways of studying as well as completing labs requiring research and hands on work. Hide
This course introduces the basic principles of chemistry. Students gain experience using facts, graphs, data tables, concepts, and math skills in problem-solving situations. Basic laboratory skills are developed along with chemical literacy. The student will be exposed to atomic and molecular, phases of matter, atomic structure and periodic properties, energy of chemical and nuclear reactions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium reactions, solubility, electro-chemical cells, and organic chemistry. Hide
Middle School Courses
High School Courses
The study skills course utilizes Fusion’s Study Tricks and Hot Tips book. It is an interactive course for students that covers learning styles, concentration techniques, note-taking strategies, test preparation, test taking strategies, and self-advocacy skills. The course teaches students the skills they need to be self-directed learners, and more prepared individuals to start their life after high school. The course is custom-tailored to the student’s unique needs. Hide

The goal of this course is to develop a student's ability to function in three domains: academic, career, and personal/social. This curriculum builds character assets, which foster resiliency and personal growth, and prepares the student for their future success. Throughout the class, the student will gain a realistic portrayal of an autonomous lifestyle and the skills necessary to be independent and self-sufficient. At the end of the class, the student should have skills to be a self-directed learner, an effective communicator, and a more prepared individual to start life after high school. Students will regularly draw upon community resources as they can be integrated into their readings and research.

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Middle School Courses
This course is designed to further enhance the skills learned in Spanish 6 and 7. Students will continue studying conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the Spanish alphabet. Fundamental Spanish grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and Spanish languages. Finally, students will continue exploring various cultural themes related to Latin America.
Students will continue learning the basics of the Spanish language. Students will expand their knowledge in using conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the Spanish alphabet. Fundamental Spanish grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and Spanish languages. Finally,students will continue exploring various cultural themes related to Latin America.
In middle school Spanish, students learn the basics of the Spanish language. Students will become skilled in using conversational phrases, including greetings, introductions, and the expression of feelings. In addition, students will learn vocabulary, how to tell time, use numbers, and pronounce the Spanish alphabet. Fundamental Spanish grammatical concepts will also be covered. During this course, care will be taken to explain differences and similarities between the English and Spanish languages. Finally, students will begin exploring various cultural themes related to Latin America.
High School Courses
Spanish II continues to increase knowledge of the language, culture and grammar of Spanish-speaking countries. Language skills are increased through oral communication, reading and by introducing advanced grammatical concepts. Hide
Spanish IV is an entry level but rigorous Spanish course designed to further the knowledge of Spanish language, culture and grammar acquired in Spanish I through III. It delves into the subtleties of Spanish culture and the writers from a specific generation and each specific style of writing. Also included is a study of the history and culture of each author's native country. Students are required to do independent research and creative writing. Hide
Spanish III Honors is a rigorous course which focuses on the use of language. It emphasizes, at an advanced level, Spanish grammar, reading, writing, and oral communication. The course is taught in Spanish and students are expected to respond also in Spanish. Students also study in depth the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The course also focuses on researching current events in those Latin American countries utilizing online resources. Students have the opportunity to learn about literary works of art, films, newspapers, magazines, and recordings. Hide
Spanish III emphasizes, at an advanced level, Spanish grammar, reading, writing, and oral communication. Students also study in depth the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The course also focuses on researching current events in those Latin American countries utilizing online resources. Hide
This honors-level course will cover the same material as the standard-level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
This honors-level course will cover the same material as the standard-level course, but in a more in-depth manner. Hide
Spanish one is an entry level Spanish course designed to introduce students to the language, culture and grammar of Spanish and Spanish speaking countries. It covers basic conversation, verbs, grammar, cultural similarities and differences, listening, speaking, and writing in Spanish. Hide
Spanish IV is an entry level but rigorous Spanish course designed to further the knowledge of Spanish language, culture and grammar acquired in Spanish I through III. It delves into the subtleties of Spanish culture and the writers from a specific generation and each specific style of writing. Also included is a study of the history and culture of each author's native country. Students are required to do independent research and creative writing. Hide
Middle School Courses

Art 8 builds on the skills learned in Art 7.

Art 7 builds on the skills learned in Art 6.

Art 6 is an introductory art course. It lays the foundation for art appreciation and production skills through hands-on projects and narrative lessons. Students participate in and are exposed to the elements and principles of art, techniques, art history, and criticism.

High School Courses
Studio Art IV is an advanced art course. This course will build on the skills learned in Studio Art III. Hide
Studio Art III is an advanced art course. This course will build on the skills learned in Studio Art II. Hide
Studio Art II is an advanced art course. It follows the foundational course for art appreciation and production skills through hands-on projects and narrative lessons. Students participate in and are exposed to the complex ideas of art, techniques, art history, and criticism. This course will build on the skills learned in Studio Art 1. Hide
Studio Art I is an introductory art course. It lays the foundation for art appreciation and production skills through hands-on projects and narrative lessons. Students participate in and are exposed to the elements and principles of art, techniques, art history, and criticism. Hide
The yearbook course has been designed to provide students with multimedia, journalism and operation skills. There is an emphasis for students to gain useful, real world skills in time management, teamwork, and design principles. Students will be involved in a remarkable experience of planning and executing their yearbook from conceptualization through final completion. Students will work to become independent learners and critical thinkers, while creating a sense of community within the classroom. Hide
This course is designed to give the student a solid foundation in the art and application of photography. An overview of the camera will be taught including care and maintenance. Applications in both exposure and composition techniques will be taught. These techniques will be applied throughout the course with various projects. Historical and cultural relevance of photography will also be covered. Hide
Form and Space students will study architecture and design through their surroundings. The objective is to introduce a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the principles of good design. Hide
The purpose of this Graphic Design course is to give students an understanding of the powerful role graphic design plays in shaping the way we see the world. The course will instruct students in the language, elements, and practice of graphic design. Students will leave the course with an appreciation for the historical significance, as well as modern usage, of graphic design, as well as the tools to create their own unique design pieces. Hide
Digital Photography is a course designed to provide the student with a further foundation of the artistic qualities and applications of photography as an expressive medium. This class will build upon the skills learned in Digital Photography I. Hide
Digital Photography is a course designed to provide the student with a further foundation of the artistic qualities and applications of photography as an expressive medium. This class will build upon the skills learned in Digital Photography II. Hide
Digital Photography is a course designed to provide the student with a further foundation of the artistic qualities and applications of photography as an expressive medium. This class will build upon the skills learned in Digital Photography III. Hide
Digital Photography is a course designed to provide the student with a basic foundation of the artistic qualities and applications of photography as an expressive medium. Within this class, students will become familiar with the more complex terminology and elements of photography including: principles of design and composition, photographic imaging equipment, materials, methods, and processes. Hide

This course covers the history of art from ancient to modern time. Focus is given on how to view and talk about art using the appropriate terms and vocabulary.

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Middle School Courses
This course allows students to learn and practice physical postures (asana) discussion, readings, meditations, and hands-on activities to help the student understand all aspects of the art and practice of Hatha Yoga.
This course allows students to learn and practice physical postures (asana) discussion, readings, meditations, and hands-on activities to help the student understand all aspects of the art and practice of Hatha Yoga.
This course allows students to learn and practice physical postures (asana) discussion, readings, meditations, and hands-on activities to help the student understand all aspects of the art and practice of Hatha Yoga.
High School Courses
This course is an advanced course designed to allow students to perform basic, intermediate, and advanced postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will begin to experience the benefits of stretching, moving, and breathing freely as they relieve built up stress, learn to relax, and ultimately get more out of day to-day life. The aim of this course is to promote vibrant health and to tap the body’s latent energy reserves. Hide
This course is an advanced course designed to allow students to perform basic, intermediate, and advanced postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. This course will build on the skills learned in Yoga II. Hide
This course is an intermediate course designed to allow students to perform basic and intermediate postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will begin to experience the benefits of stretching, moving, and breathing freely as they relieve built up stress, learn to relax, and ultimately get more out of day to-day life. The aim of this course is to promote vibrant health and to tap the body’s latent energy reserves. Hide
This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will begin to experience the benefits of stretching, moving, and breathing freely as they relieve built-up stress, learn to relax, and ultimately get more out of day to-day life. The aim of this course is to promote vibrant health and to tap the body's latent energy reserves. Hide

 

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