Grade 11

GRADE 11 CURRICULUM

Algebra II

This course will reintroduce the major themes of Algebra I (linear and quadratic functions) in order to open the door to more complex algebraic analysis. Students will explore the factors and products of polynomial functions, simplify and evaluate rational functions, and learn the applications of irrational and imaginary numbers. Special focus is given to the shape, behavior, and properties of quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Advanced topics of sequences and series and matrices will be conveyed through in-depth projects and through individual students’ passion projects.

Humanities III

A study of American History and Government from the early Colonial Period through contemporary events and developments in the United States (1600 C.E. to the present). This course examines major events in United States History building upon the knowledge base World History studied in the previous two years. Each unit focuses on the developments of the American spirit and voice, the democratic process, the challenges and conflict that arise in a society rooted in individual freedom.

Physics

Physics is fun. It is everywhere. It is truly the basic science because all of the other sciences depend on its laws. We will explore the vastness of the Creation and as we travel and explore from the innermost portions of the atom to the outer reaches of the known physical universe…and beyond! In this 11th grade course we will cover the techniques of general science and scientists, mechanics, statics and dynamics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the beginnings of modern physics.

Pre-Calculus

This course challenges students to explore the nuance of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Through interactive demos and discussions, students will learn how topics from the Algebra course sequence apply to introductory themes in calculus (sequences, series, and rates of change). The second part of the course is dedicated to discovering trigonometric functions, the polar coordinate plane, and their applications in related quantitative fields of study. Through passion explorations and several key projects, students translate the course topics into new ways of comprehending the quantitative world they live in.

Yearbook

We will produce the class of 2020 yearbook for MUSE Middle/High School. Students will learn the basics of computer graphics, formats, layouts, fonts and more. Students will be versed in the use of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other valuable computer applications. Furthermore, we plan on including an attached audio and video DVD of the students, faculty, staff and campus in which students will be including interviews with everyone.

MUSORY

MUSORY is a time when students focus on self-efficacy and communication. Students set and reflect on their goals, participate in self-efficacy lessons, discuss and address community issues, practice compassionate confrontations as well as discuss and journal elements of communication and personality. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy, communication milestones and grade 11 curriculum guide.

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