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Kinetic Wellness

The Kinetic Wellness Department promotes a student-centered, performance-based curriculum model to promote healthy lifestyles for students. The Department incorporates research which shows that physical activity promotes fitness, enhances performance, and increases overall cognitive development. Students are taught why the activities implemented within the classroom support overall well being and a healthy lifestyle, further incentivizing them to participate.

Introduction to Kinetic Wellness

901 Introduction to Kinetic Wellness

Grade: 9

Credit: 0.5

Course Description: Students will learn to perform the basic skills for a variety of traditional and non-traditional team sports. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the rules/regulations for each sport covered during class. Students will also be able to maintain and enhance their fitness levels through mildly competitive team games.

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003 College Prep Enrichment English 1

Grade: 9

Credit: 1.0

Course Description: College Prep Enrichment (CPE) is designed for students who demonstrate a need for support in reading, writing, and/or study skills. This course moves at a slower pace than College Prep English. Throughout the year, high-interest reading selections are integrated into thematic units while students review, develop, and improve basic literacy skills. Greek and Latin STEM study specific to freshman year is a focal point. Fundamental literary terminology is emphasized, and students are encouraged to read for enjoyment, appreciation, recognition of literary devices, and analysis. Writing is constantly emphasized throughout the course and students are provided the opportunity to write in a variety of modes about high-interest topics relevant to the literature at hand.

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015 Honors English 1

Grade: 9

Credit: 1.0

Course Description: This course focuses on the introduction and development of sophisticated thinking, writing and reading skills, Greek and Latin STEM study specific to freshman year, and understanding of English conventions. Literature 14 instruction is based on discussion of mythology, fiction, Shakespeare, non-fiction and selected poetry. The Honors English program emphasizes the mastery of grammar, usage, expository and argumentative writing, vocabulary, literary terms, and close reading of all literary genres. The course expects independent inquiry of students who regularly perform in-class work and homework with resourceful, critical and creative thinking. Students are expected to exhibit strong writing skills throughout the year. A supplemental literary selection in addition to the course reading list may be assigned by the teacher.

Alternative Fitness

022 College Prep English 2: World Literature

Grade: 10

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1 or equivalent is required for enrollment in all levels of English 2

Course Description: Students will identify and analyze genres in World Literature from a variety of countries across continents and set in societies classical to contemporary. Students will demonstrate the ability to write in various forms, apply knowledge of literary devices, continue vocabulary development through STEM study specific to sophomore year and meet public speaking requirements set forth in the curriculum. All students will deliver no less than five formal speeches during the course of English 2 regardless of level. Speech topics are based in relevant unit material or novel analysis. Each student will complete a research paper on a literary topic. The course expects students to regularly perform in-class work and homework with resourceful, critical, and creative thinking. Assessments in this course require application, analysis and synthesis of content and student insight as developed inclass and independently.

Health Education

023 College Prep Enrichment English 2: World Literature

Grade: 10

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1 (CP) with a grade of “C” or better. Minimum of “B” or higher in both semesters of English 1 (CEP) and previous year instructor approval.

Course Description: Students will identify and analyze genres in World Literature from a variety of countries across continents and set in societies classical to contemporary. Students will also demonstrate the ability to write in various forms, understand grammatical concepts, apply knowledge of literary devices, and will continue vocabulary development through STEM study specific to sophomore year. The course expects that students regularly perform in-class work and homework with resourceful, critical, and creative thinking. Fundamental literary terminology is reemphasized and further developed through discussion, writing, and formal assessments. Students are encouraged to read for archetypal recognition, analysis of literary devices, thematic understanding, and enjoyment. Writing is constantly emphasized throughout the course and students are provided the opportunity to write in a variety of modes about high-interest topics relevant to the literature at hand.

Strength Training / Advanced Strength Training

025 Honors English 2: World Literature

Grade: 10

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Minimum of “B” or higher in both semesters of English 1 and previous year instructor approval.

Course Description: Students will identify and analyze genres in World Literature 15 from a variety of countries across continents and set in societies classical to contemporary. Students will demonstrate the ability to write in various forms, understand grammatical concepts, apply knowledge of literary devices, continue vocabulary development through STEM study specific to sophomore year, and meet public speaking requirements set forth in the curriculum. All students will deliver no less than five formal speeches during the course of English 2 regardless of level. Speech topics are based in relevant unit material or novel analysis. Each student will complete a research paper on a literary topic. The course expects independent inquiry of students who regularly perform in-class work and homework that require application, analysis and synthesis of content. A supplemental literary selection in addition to the course reading list may be assigned by the teacher.

Kinetic Wellness Captains

030 College Prep Enrichment English 3: American Literature

Grade: 11

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 2 or equivalent is required for enrollment in all levels of English 3

Course Description: Students will exhibit and build upon skill sets emphasized throughout freshman and sophomore years while learning to strengthen critical and analytical thought through thematic units focusing on significant American authors. In addition to studying literature, students will write about literature and themes as well as personal experiences. Awareness of thesis and adequacy of supportive evidence are emphasized. In preparation for this course, students must read a work of literature over the summer, to be announced in May.

Lauren Althoff

Lauren Althoff

Teacher
Michael Wieda

Michael Wieda

Department Chair
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