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New Leaf Academy Private Therapeutice Middle School for Girls
New Leaf Academy - Curriculum Cycle and Course Descriptions

Year 1 in Curriculum Cycle

1st SEMESTER:  
Physical Science Study of the laws of Physics, as applied to motion, energy, and simple machines.
Social Studies Study of fundamental map skills.  Study of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Literature Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through fables, mythology, and epic poems integrated with Social Studies curriculum.
English The study of grammar rules as they apply to written composition.
Math Coursework  determined by individual student skill level:  Basic Skills through High School Geometry.
Physical Education Development of teamwork and soccer skills to participate in the local recreation league. Development of physical strength and coordination through dance.

2nd SEMESTER:  
Life Science Focus on Environmental Studies, ecosystems, and their processes.
Social Studies Continued study of Western Civilization through the Middle Ages.
Literature Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through novels integrated with Social Studies curriculum.
English Development of composition skills through paragraph, essay, and research writing.
Math Coursework determined by individual student skill level: Basic Skills through High School Geometry.
Physical Education Development of physical strength and flexibility through indoor gym activities. Development of physical fitness through conditioning, circuit training, and track and field.


Year 2 in Curriculum Cycle

1st SEMESTER:  
Life Science Study of of Biology, focusing on the plant and animal kingdoms.
Social Studies Study of the Constitutional foundation and processes of American Government.
Literature Development of comprehension and vocabulary through a Short Story unit.
English The study of grammar rules as they apply to written composition.
Math Coursework  determined by individual student skill level:  Basic Skills through High School Geometry.
Physical Education Development of teamwork and soccer skills to participate in the local recreation league. Development of physical strength and coordination through dance.


2nd SEMESTER:  
Earth Science Study of Geology, Weather, and Astronomy.         
Social Studies Study of American History, from pre-Columbian Native Americans through the American Revolution
Literature Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through legends and novels integrated with Social Studies curriculum.
English Development of composition skills through paragraph, essay, and
research writing.
Math Coursework  determined by individual student skill level:  Basic Skills
through High School Geometry.
Physical Education Development of physical strength and flexibility through indoor gym activities. Development of physical fitness through conditioning, circuit training, and track and field.

 

Year 3 in Curriculum Cycle

1st SEMESTER  
Life Science Study of human body systems, including a nutrition unit for health.
Social Studies Study of American History of the 1800s, focused on the Early Nation and Westward Expansion.
Literature Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through novels integrated with Social Studies curriculum.
English The study of grammar rules as they apply to written composition
Math Coursework determined by individual student skill level: Basic Skills through High School Geometry.
Physical Education Development of teamwork and soccer skills to participate in the local recreation league. Development of physical strength and coordination through dance.


2nd SEMESTER  
Physical Science Study of Chemistry and Scientific Method, focusing on physical properties, atomic structure, and chemical reactions.
Social Studies Study of American History of the 1800s, focused on the Industrialization Revolution through the Civil War.
Literature Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through novels and primary sources integrated with Social Studies curriculum.
English Development of composition skills through paragraph, essay, and research writing.
Math Coursework determined by individual student skill level: Basic Skills through High School Geometry.
Physical Education Development of physical strength and flexibility through indoor gym activities. Development of physical fitness through conditioning, circuit training , and track and field.

Summer Session 4-Weeks

Language Arts Continued development and maintenance of reading comprehension and composition skills through coursework such as creative writing, poetry, Book Clubs, etc.
Math Continued development and maintenance of math skills at individual skill level.
Electives Provide students with opportunities to pursue individual interests, to have enriched regular curriculum activities, to express themselves creatively or artistically, and to be exposed to foreign languages.

Possible class offerings:

  • Hands-On Thematic Projects
  • Drama
  • Gardening
  • Artistic Expression
  • Computer Skills
  • Study Skills Review
  • Creative Writing
  • Outdoor School
  • Etiquette
  • Study Skills Review
  • Story Line
  • Modern History

Physical Education Outdoor Recreation – hiking, softball, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, etc.

High School Curriculum

1st SEMESTER  
Biology Focus on the building blocks of life, including cell structure, plants, and ecology.
World Studies Study of the physical features and the cultures of the world. Focus on North America, South America, and Europe culture areas.
Literature Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through a Science Fiction short story unit.
English Review of grammar rules, essay structure, and composition skills.
Math Coursework determined by individual student skill level: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Geometry.
Physical Education Development of teamwork and soccer skills to participate in the local recreation league. Development of physical strength and coordination through dance.


2nd SEMESTER  
Biology Focus on animal life, including genetics and human body systems.
Social Studies Development of comprehension skills and vocabulary through a Shakespeare play and international literature integrated with Word Studies topics.
Literature Development of research writing skills. Development of critical thinking skills through various forms of writing.
English Development of composition skills through paragraph, essay, and research writing.
Math Coursework determined by individual student skill level: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Geometry.
Physical Education Development of physical strength and flexibility through indoor gym activities. Development of physical fitness through conditioning, circuit training , and track and field.


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