Courses & Schedules

Updated on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:09pm

Each student will be provided with a course syllabus for each class.

  • 8:30 - 8:45: Check-in / Homeroom
  • 8:45 - 9:41: Class One
  • 9:41 - 10:37: Class Two
  • 10:37 - 11:33: Class Three
  • 11:33 - 12:18: Class Four
  • 12:18 - 12:33: Lunch
  • 12:33 - 1:29: Class Five
  • 1:29 - 2:25: Class Six
  • 2:25 - 3:10: Class Seven
  • 3:10 - 3:15: Check-out / Homeroom

Courses

Math

Middle school and high school Math courses will be offered in a blended instruction format.  Students who are not performing on grade level will engage with a curriculum called Number Worlds. Students who are performing at or above grade level will join the Number Worlds learning when appropriate or will access district, grade level courses on-line through Compass Learning.  

Middle School Language Arts and High School English

These classes will be taught be a highly qualified language arts teacher and special education teacher.  Instruction is delivered through the reading and writing workshop model.  Students who have deficits in their reading and writing skills or are performing below grade level will receive intensive, individualized small group instruction.  Students will take two Language Arts and/or English courses a day, one course with an emphasis on writing and the other with an emphasis on reading. 

Social Studies

The social studies focus for middle school students is Geography for the 2014/2015 school year.  This course will follow the Geography State Standards and students will access the district approved curriculum.  Instruction will be modified and differentiated based on students’ needs. 

High school students will have access to World History for the 2014/2015 school year.  Again, these courses follow state and district guidelines and are required for high school graduation. 

Science

The science focus for middle school students is Physical Science for the 2014/2015 school year.  This course will follow State Standards and students will access the district approved curriculum and framework. Instruction will be modified and differentiated based on students’ needs. 

Physics is the high school science course offered at Independence Academy.  Again, this course follows state and district guidelines and is required for high school graduation. 

Interpersonal Development

This course is designed to meet the individualized affective needs of each student.  The majority of the instruction is whole group instruction with a lot time set aside for role playing new skills.  This course also provides students an opportunity to use group social skills in order to have informed discussions about the challenges that students face at school, at home or in their community. 

Elective

Students can choose between a PE elective or an Art elective.