Academic Courses

History

This course is designed for students with little or no background in U.S. history. Students will learn about the political, economic, social, and cultural factors that have influenced American history, beginning from the eve of contact between North America, Europe, and Africa, and ending at the end of the Civil War.  The goal of the course is to better understand and critically analyze how the complex interactions between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans have shaped the present.

This course is a great way for international students to gain a thorough understanding of U.S. history, so that they are able to begin high school with the same level of understanding as their American classmates.

Course Length: 10 hours

Session Length: 2 hours

This course spans from the height of Ancient Greece to the middle of the sixteenth century. It will examine the contributions of Greece and Rome – how and why their empires expanded and then eventually collapsed; social values of the Middle Ages; how Europe came together again during the Renaissance and split again in the Reformation.

This course teaches students how to cite textual evidence, analyze primary and secondary sources, determine central ideas, and analyze quantitative historical data. Students will be able to comfortably read historical texts at the 9th and 10th grade level, and engage in discussions about various historical events.

Course Length: 10 hours

Session Length: 2 hours

This course will prepare students for ninth and tenth grade level history courses. Through analyzing both primary and secondary sources, students will learn about the formation of ancient civilizations, cultures, and religions spanning from Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages in Europe.

This course teaches students how to cite textual evidence, analyze primary and secondary sources, determine central ideas, and analyze quantitative historical data. By the end of the course, students will be able to comfortably read historical texts at the 9th and 10th grade level, and engage in discussions about various historical events.

Course Length: 10 hours

Session Length: 2 hours

This course starts at the beginning of the 1400s and ends at the Modern Age. Through analyzing and discussing key historical events and primary and secondary sources, students will gain a clearer understanding of how key historical events of the past have influenced the present.

Students will learn to analyze, categorize, and discuss the historical significance of past events, while also honing their qualitative and quantitative analysis, reading comprehension, and public speaking skills.

Course Length: 10 hours

Session Length: 2 hours

English

This course is designed for students who would like to elevate their reading comprehension and writing skills to a strong high school level. Students will read influential American literature from a variety of different authors and time periods, and will explore how and why many of these authors are still so influential today.

Through reading literature by a wide range of American authors, conducting independent research, and engaging in meaningful discussions, students will learn to read, think, and write critically about literary texts including essays, short stories, and poems. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a strong argument through the use of literary analysis.

Course Length: 15 hours

Session Length: 1.5 hours

This course is perfect for incoming high-school students or current ninth and tenth graders who wish to prepare for advanced level English classes. Through reading short stories by prominent authors including Roald Dahl, Ray Bradbury, Kate, Chopin, William Faulkner, and Karen Russel, students will learn to identify and apply literary themes, make inferences, analyze literary devices, and make strong written arguments.

All course content aligns with the reading and writing skills outlined in the Common Core Standards.

Course Length: 500 minutes

Session Length: 50 minutes

Science

This course provides students with little, to no prior background, an overview of the fundamentals of biology, with a particular focus on biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, DNA, and gene expression. Students will learn about biology’s relationship to other science disciplines, and how living organisms grow, develop, reproduce, and interact with and within the environment. Through writing reflections and engaging in discussions, students will explore the key principles of biology.

Following this course, students will be well prepared for higher level biology courses in high school and college.

Course Length: 10 hours

Session Length: 2 hours

This course provides students with little to no prior Chemistry background, an overview of a variety of fundamental skills needed for high school chemistry courses, including honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) chemistry. Topics covered include atoms and ions, chemical bonds, balancing chemical reactions, rates of reactions, molar mass and ratio, stoichiometry, and gas laws.

Following this course, students will have a better appreciation for chemistry as a discipline and will have gained the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in a full-length chemistry course.

Course Length: 15 hours

Session Length: 1.5 hours

World Language

Designed for students with little to no prior background in French, this course introduces students to the culture and language of the French speaking world. Students will learn to confidently read, write, and speak French. Through songs, stories, and texts, students will gain a clear understanding of basic grammar and correct pronunciation.

By the end of this course, students will have all of the skills necessary to master the basics of French and will be able to continue onto more advanced courses with ease.

Course Length: 15 Hours

Session Length: 1.5 hours

Designed for students with little to no background in Spanish, this course focuses on the fundamentals of the Spanish language, with a particular focus on correct pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and culture. Students will not only learn Spanish listening, reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills, but will also gain the necessary skills and confidence needed to acquire and speak a foreign language efficiently and with confidence.

Students will learn how to conjugate verbs, days of the week, months, greetings, numbers, body parts, food, and subject pronouns. By the end of this course, students will have all of the skills necessary to master the basics of Spanish and will be able to continue onto more advanced courses with ease.

Course Length: 15 Hours

Session Length: 1.5 hours

Reading and Writing

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to prepare the writing skills necessary to do well in higher education courses. There is an emphasis on the ability to think, read, and write critically. Students will learn the fundamentals of writing various types of essays, such as informative, descriptive, creative, narrative, and persuasive. Each step of the essay writing process, from brainstorming, to structuring, to writing, to defending, will be covered.

By the end of the course, students will gain a clearer understanding of correct grammar and sentence structure, clear and concise communication, different modes of writing, and the importance of academic integrity.

Course Length: 500 minutes

Session Length: 50 minutes

More academic class offerings available at Aralia Education Technology. Check out their website for more. 

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