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Algebra I—High School Credit
Year Course—Honors Weight
Grade 8
Algebra I is a high school level course. This course utilizes a graphing approach and the content addressed consists of the following:
performing operations with numerical expressions while using properties of real numbers and order of operations, factoring polynomials,
factoring algebraic expressions, analyzing linear functions from equations, slopes, and intercepts, solving multi-step equations and inequalities,
quadratic functions, and analyzing data and probability. Students in Algebra I are expected to apply all skills learned at a higher level of rigor.
The final grade is calculated in the student’s high school GPA. Upon successful completion of Level I Spanish, the student receives a
Carnegie Unit.
Math Team Algebra I—High School Credit
Year Course—Honors Weight
Grade 8
Fee: *There will be fees associated with this class for tournament costs. Tournament attendance is expected, and the schedule is to be decided.
Algebra I is a high school level course. This course utilizes a graphing approach and the content addressed consists of the following:
performing operations with numerical expressions while using properties of real numbers and order of operations, factoring polynomials,
factoring algebraic expressions, analyzing linear functions from equations, slopes, and intercepts, solving multi-step equations and inequalities,
quadratic functions, and analyzing data and probability. Students in Math Team Algebra I are expected to apply all skills learned at a higher
level of rigor. Students are expected to attend outside of school competitions. The final grade is calculated in the student’s high school GPA.
Upon successful completion of Level I Spanish, the student receives a Carnegie Unit.
Algebra IA- High School Credit
Semester Course (Spring Only)
Administration Approval
Algebra IA is a high school level course. This course is the first part of a formal study of algebraic concepts and the real number system and is
approximately one-half of the content of Algebra I. The content is designed to engage students in a variety of mathematical experiences that
include the use of reasoning and problem-solving skills, which may be applied to life situations beyond the classroom setting. Upon successful
completion of Algebra IA, the student receives a Carnegie Unit towards graduation. This course prepares students for Algebra IB in the 9th
grade. This course does not earn honors weight.
Physical Science 8
Semester Course
Grade 8
This course focuses on physical science. The scientific process is used throughout the year with students developing laboratory skills and
techniques through discovery-oriented experiments. The curriculum includes the study of atoms and bonding, chemical reactions, Newton’s
laws of motion, potential and kinetic energy, and mechanical and electromagnetic waves. The focus of this course is designed to prepare
students for the physics and chemistry courses taken in high school.
World History 8
Semester Course
Grade 8
This course covers world history from the beginning of time to the year 1500 and is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study Social Studies
Standards. Content standards for this grade incorporate the strands of economics, geography, history, and political science. The curriculum
encompasses the migrations of early peoples, the rise of civilizations, the establishment of governments and religions, the growth of economic
systems, and the ways in which these events shaped the world.
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