Advanced Track Courses
Calculus AB: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary for preparing students to pass the AP Calculus AB exam. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint students with calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
Computer Science A: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
Computer Science A is an introductory course in computer science. Because the design and implementation of computer programs to solve problems involves skills that are fundamental to the study of computer science, a large part of the course is built around the development of computer programs that correctly solve a given problem. This course is rigorous, but no prior computer knowledge or programming skills are required.
English Literature: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
This course focuses on world literature through an intensive analysis of works from the 1600s to the present that represent various literary genres such as poetry, novels, short stories, and dramas. The complexity of the works studied requires students to read with a discerning eye, recognizing that the depth of the literature offers rewarding insights into the “human condition.” This course will prepare students to take the AP exam for college credit.
Psychology: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. To accomplish this, the course provides instruction in each of the following fourteen content areas from a Christian view: history and approaches, research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychological disorders, and social psychology. This course will be built upon the belief and practice that it is important to distinguish a secular psychological worldview from a biblical worldview that is gleaned from God’s Word.
Spanish: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam and provides a transition to the AP Spanish Literature course. Students utilize skills of narration, description, exposition, and hypothesis on different topics and engage in readings, conversation, composition, and research projects. Emphasis is also placed on acquisition of vocabulary and mastery of grammar and idiomatic expressions.
US History: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary for preparing students to pass the AP US History Exam. Students in this course learn to compare and contrast alternate interpretations of historical figures, events, or trends as they evaluate primary materials such as historical documents, political cartoons, and first-person narratives. Students also gain experience in evaluating secondary materials such as scholarly works and statistical analyses.
World History: Advanced Track (grade 11 – 12)
This course in world history is a rigorous college-level course designed to explore human history from 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students will acquire many of the analytical thinking and writing skills necessary for success in World History courses taught at a collegiate level. To this end, the course devotes considerable time to the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, analysis of historiography (the principles, theories, or methodology of scholarly historical research and presentation), and inquiry into global connections that have shaped the history of the world. A special emphasis will be given to preparation for the College Board AP Exam, including historical writing through essay and document-based questions (DBQ) as well as objective evaluations.
Sample Class Schedules
Tuition is per semester. (see Tuition/Fees)
Course Level Guidelines
The course levels listed in parentheses (excluding Torrey Academy Classes) are guidelines. We realize that homeschoolers often cross grade-level "boundaries" for many subjects; therefore students are welcome to enroll in any class that suits their level of achievement. Please remember that our core courses are college preparation level, and students will be expected to maintain these high standards.
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