Upper School Courses

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Honors Ancient and Medieval History

Otherwise known as 9th grade history, the Honors AMC course is a survey of ancient and medieval history. This is our most popular for-credit course.

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Public Speaking

Whether it's giving a presentation, reciting a poem, or raising a toast, students need the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills.

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Honors Geometry

Looking to make room in your schedule and tick off this graduation requirement before the school year starts? Knock it out in six weeks with Mrs. O-C.

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Enrichment

Driver's Ed

Students completing this course who also register for two hours of behind-the-wheel lessons with Mountain Brook Community Education will receive the "golden ticket" upon successful completion, allowing them to bypass the driving test when obtaining the license.

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ACT Prep

Two-week program ACT prep course taught by a certified pre-college instructor with over ten years' experience.

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FACS

Family and Consumer Sciences teaches students the basics! Need to learn how to balance a checkbook, learn how to cook, or write a thank you note? We've got you covered!

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Honors Ancient and Medieval Cultures

The ninth grade course examines the development of human civilization from ancient times to the beginning of the European Renaissance. Major course topics include early civilization in India, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, East Asia, Africa, and the Americas; the rise and fall of the Roman and Byzantine Empires; the emergence of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam; and the development of feudalism and manorialism in Medieval Europe. Although primarily lecture-based, the course places a premium on student involvement and classroom discussion. Students will study numerous primary source documents to compliment the material covered in the textbook.

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Public Speaking

This class is an introduction to public speaking wherein students will learn and develop fundamental communication skills. Students will engage in research and writing in addition to delivering the following types of formal speeches: informative, how-to, persuasive, impromptu, and extemporaneous. The Public Speaking course focuses on building skill and confidence, thinking critically, and communicating effectively. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a public forum debate and to perform a humorous or dramatic monologue.

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Honors Geometry

In geometry, students learn to appreciate Euclidean geometry as a deductive system. Accordingly, the students study formal logic early in the course and use it throughout. Starting with undefined terms, postulates, and definitions, the students follow the progressive development of theorems to create a mathematical structure with rich aesthetic and practical value. In building this axiomatic structure, they improve their ability to recognize and organize the various relationships among points, lines, triangles, polygons, and circles in a plane. This course also includes the study of geometry with coordinates and the solid geometry of common shapes.

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Driver's Ed

Students completing this course who also register for two hours of behind-the-wheel lessons with Mountain Brook Community Education will receive the "golden ticket" upon successful completion, allowing them to bypass the driving test when obtaining the license.

Two sections will be offered and dates are still TBD.

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ACT Prep

Two-week program ACT prep course taught by a certified pre-college instructor with over ten years' experience.

Two sections will be offered: 06-01-20 thru 06-12-20 and 07-06-20 thru 07-17-20.

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FACS

Family and Consumer Sciences teaches students the basics! Need to learn how to balance a checkbook, learn how to cook, or write a thank you note? We've got you covered!

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