Semester One (Aug-Jan)
Total credits this semester = 3 1/6
Literature "Lit For Teens 16A" (0.5 cr.)
Composition "Paragraph Writing I" (0.25 cr.)
Composition "Writing for Magazine Publication I" (0.25 cr.)
Literature (4 hrs/wk for 16 wks)
- Online Classes-for-Teens Course: "Lit For Teens 16A"
(Readings include Jane Eyre, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Edgar Allen Poe - Stories and Poetry, and Oliver Twist.)
- Engagement: FVRL Teen Book Club
Composition (4 hrs/wk for 6 wks)
- Online Home2Teach Course: "Paragraph Writing I"
- Supplementary Reading: They Say / I Say - The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff
- Engagement: B-SAT Teen Writers Group; Prof. Writers Series
Composition (30-hrs during 3-week intense writing retreat):
- Write, polish, and submit for publication TWO pieces
- Also write, polish, and submit to Imagined Ink (due 10/2)
SAT-Prep (2.5 hrs/wk; NC = No Credit)
- Daily practice problems via SAT iphone app
- Video Course: How to Become a Superstar Student (Great Courses)
Reading (12+ hrs/wk; NC)
- Book List: assigned and free choices per CHA Lit List 10
Pre-Calculus I (0.5 elective cr.)
Lessons: Golden Maths - College Algebra by Sally Keely
Problems: Functions Modeling Change - A Preparation for Calculus by Deborah Hughes-Hallett
Mathematical Inquiry Project: Taxicab Geometry (One week spent studying a specialized topic in Pre-Calculus mathematics or higher.)
Chemistry 111 w/ lab (0.33 cr.)
Chemistry Lectures & Workbook: Chemistry (2nd. Ed) by Frank Cardulla (Great Courses) - Lectures 1-22
Chemistry Lab: Thames and Kosmos's CHEM C3000 Chemistry Kit with 387 Experiments - Labs chapters 7-18
-- The Elements and Molecules both by Theodore Gray
Supplemental Resources: see "Chemistry" in right side menu
Honors World History "Medieval and Renaissance Civ's" (0.5 cr)
Text & Videos: World Civilizations: The Global Experience (AP Edition, 7th ed, Stearns, w/ MyHistoryLab, ch. 11-20, 600-1450 C.E., and ch. 21-27, 1450-1750)
Reading List: Selections from ancient world history section of WTM's History-as-Literature List including The Inferno by Dante (1320), Utopia by Thomas More (1516), Paradise Lost (selections) by Milton (1664), “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” by John Locke (1690).
Foreign Language "ASL Signing II" (0.33 cr.)
Text & Workbook: A Basic Course in American Sign Language
(ch 8-15 & dialogue 3-4; equiv. to Pierce College's ASL&122 Sign Language II)
Supplemental Reading: Selected articles and books on deaf culture including Anything But Silent. Also, perhaps Helen Keller -- Miracle Worker? Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller?
Signing - How to Speak with Your Hands by Elaine Costello; Signing Savvy videos
PE/Fitness "Intermediate Archery" (0.25 cr.)
Fitness: Archery at least twice a week at the archery range.
Variety of other exercise such as Zumba, dancing, walking, running, light weights, 7-minute workouts, wii-fit, yoga, meditation.
PE/Health "Effects of Diethylstilbestrol Exposure I" (0.25 credit)
Health: History of diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure; effects on the reproductive and autoimmune systems in 2nd and 3rd generation exposed persons.
Girl Scouts (Senior): Complete badges as desired. Perform service projects in the community. (4 hrs/month)
Environmental Activism: Volunteering with Green Party SWWA, Columbia Riverkeeper, and No Methanol 360. Sign waving, canvassing, letters-to-the-editor, written testimony, and public comments at hearings. (approx. 2 hrs/week)
Horseback Riding Lessons and Horse Camps at Cornerstone Horsemanship Stables (approx. 1.5 hr/wk)
Clubs: Active with a Teen Book Club that meets monthly (FVRL) to discuss books and authors. Active in BSAT Teen Writing Group that meets semi-monthly to share writing and provide each other constructive feedback. (3 hrs/month + lots of reading/writing)