English

  • English 9

    Half-credit options available; English 9A, English 9B
    International Benchmark Exam Option

    Why do authors make the choices they do? This course asks you to get to the heart of what makes effective texts, from novels to newspapers. As you formulate your big ideas, you will share your message through narrative, expository, and persuasive writing to make your mark on your school and the world. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • English 10

    Half-credit options available; English 10A, English 10B
    International Benchmark Exam Option

    In this course, you will become a global editor who analyzes and comprehends a wide variety of texts, including traditional works of drama, poetry, and prose. You will develop advanced communication skills and critical thinking skills to empower you to be ready for college, career, and life. You will prepare to bring to life your own ideas about the themes most important to humans across history. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • English 11

    Half-credit options available; English 11A, English 11B

    In this course, you will delve into periods of U.S. History from the lens of literature. Within the context of this literary adventure, you will sharpen your writing and grammatical skills. Through your exploration of both literary works and informational texts, you will build expository and persuasive writing skills to prepare you for college, career, and life.

  • English 12

    Half-credit options available; English 12A, English 12B

    Experience British literature as you take short journeys in the form of interactive “blasts from the past” that introduce you to the cultural and societal contexts of the literary pieces you read. Advanced writing assignments are required, including a research paper based on your interests. Aligned closely to ACT, this course ensures you’re prepared for college, career, and life.

Social Studies

  • Global Studies

    Half-credit options available; Global Studies A, Global Studies B

    How do geography, sociology, and history shape many aspects of our current world? In this course, you are a new agent in a Global Organization, diving into the study of ancient civilizations and the way they have evolved into more modern societies. You will investigate the emergence of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity and the impact that these religions have on the world we see today.

  • World History

    Half-credit options available; World History A, World History B

    Go sci-fi as you dive into the study of the rise of the nation state in Europe, the French Revolution, and the economic and political roots of the modern world. You will examine the origins and analyze the consequences of the Industrial Revolution, nineteenth century Western European political reforms, Imperialism, the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the Russian and Chinese Revolutions.

  • History

    Half-credit options available
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    How do historians read and write? In this unique, depth study course, you will examine the origins and analyze the consequences of the major events and themes of the late 19th-mid 20th Century. You will form your own ideas about the major events of the past century, and learn how to write with confidence. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • U.S. History

    Half-credit options available; U.S. History A, U.S. History B
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    Become a special agent on behalf of U.S. History in this course that stretches from Reconstruction to the 21st Century. As you delve into political, social, and cultural aspects of American History, you will work to stop time-criminals from stealing things from the past. A heavy emphasis is placed on reading, analyzing, and interpreting primary source and non-fiction texts in each major era. You will choose a special topic of interest for your research project along with a depth study. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • Government

    Half-credit course

    With great freedom, comes great responsibility. Become an expert in responsible citizenship as you study the purposes, principles, and practices of American government as established by the U.S. Constitution. Your study will focus on understanding your rights and responsibilities as citizens and how to exercise these rights and responsibilities in local, state, and national government, specifically by running your own simulated election campaign, complete with budget.

  • Economics

    Half-credit course

    How does our modern economy work? In this course, you will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, and voters. As you prepare for college, career, and life, you will examine the key economic philosophies and economists who have influenced the economies around the world in the past and present.

  • Psychology

    Half-credit options available; Psychology A, Psychology B

    Do you ever wonder how your mind works? Why do you think about your world the way you do? As you prepare for college, career, and life, psychology is an invaluable foundation for understanding what makes humans tick. In addition to theory and science work, you will gain knowledge on a wide array of issues on both individual and global levels, examining connections between content areas within psychology and relating them to psychological knowledge of everyday life, including available careers for those who study psychology.

  • Personal Finance

    Prepare yourself for college, career, and life with this course in Personal Finance. You will learn how individual choices directly influence occupational goals, future earning potential, and long term financial well-being. You will immerse yourself in a “game of life” theme and practice and apply the Personal Finance principles on real-life financial decisions. Leave with the skills of goal setting, earning potential, budgeting, saving, borrowing, managing risk, and investing.

Math

  • Algebra 1

    Half-credit options available; Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    In this unique, university-aligned model, you will work at your own pace and skill level to master the course. The course content will include a rigorous approach to solving, graphing, and writing linear quadratic, rational, and exponential functions. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • Geometry

    Half-credit options available; Geometry A, Geometry B
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    In this unique, university-aligned model, you will work at your own pace and skill level to master the course. Included in this course is a study of both two and three-dimensional shapes, congruence, similarity, transformations and the relationships between geometric shapes. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • Algebra 2

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
    Half-credit options available; Algebra 2A, Algebra 2B
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    In this unique, university-aligned model, you will work at your own pace and skill level to master the course. Included in this course is a study of the complex number system and its properties, factorization, simplification of radicals and polynomials, linear and quadratic functions, graphs and equations, matrices, determinants, rational expressions, probability, and statistics, along with trigonometry. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • Precalculus

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
    Half-credit options available; Pre-Calculus A, Pre-Calculus B

    In this unique, university-aligned model, you will work at your own pace and skill level to master the fourth year of the Cambridge Experience math courses. Included in this course is a further depth study of functions, quadratics, logarithms, coordinate geometry, vectors, trigonometry probability and statistics with the addition of differentiation, integration and differential equations.

Science

  • Physical Science

    Half-credit options available; Physical Science A, Physical Science B

    As you tour an amusement park, learn about the basics of chemistry and physics. Physical Science is a laboratory science course that explores the relationship between matter and energy with both hands-on and virtual laboratory experiences. Chemistry looks at matter and its interactions on a small scale--atoms, molecules and chemical reactions. In contrast, physics looks at interactions on a large scale--the motion of objects and the forces between them. To truly prepare you for college, career, and life, you seamlessly solve mathematical problems as you navigate from place to place in Quark Park.

  • Physical World Concepts

    Half-credit options available; Physical World Concepts A, Physical World Concepts B

    Are you ready to join class members of Starship Academy as your virtual coaches introduce you to the world of physics in Physical World Concepts? This beginning level course incorporates basic concepts of physics including mechanics, thermodynamics, waves and optics, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear science using mathematical skills learned in Algebra I.

  • Biology

    Half-credit options available; Biology A, Biology B
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    How will you survive stranded in the wilderness? Simple: Apply your skills from Biology. You will investigate, through the course and virtual labs, the relationship between structure and function from molecules to organisms and systems, the interdependence and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of the environment, and mechanisms that maintain continuity and lead to changes in populations over time. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • Chemistry

    Half-credit options available; Chemistry A, Chemistry B
    International Benchmark Exam Option
    AP Exam preparatory available

    In this course, you will use your chemistry skills to join crime scene investigators as they solve a mystery. Chemistry is a laboratory science course that includes both hands-on and virtual laboratory experiences. You will investigate the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes it undergoes and use science process skills to study the fundamental structure of atoms, matter, and energy. Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

    Want to extend your learning? Opt to take our international exam prep version of this course, which will prepare you to sit for globally recognized assessments at the culmination of your study.

  • Physics

    Half-credit options available; Physics A, Physics B

    In this course, you will join others as cadets in the Starship Academy. You will use your skills in physics to solve problems as you travel through the galaxy with the crew of the starship. This survey course is designed to prepare you for further study at the college level and is beneficial for learning about careers in technology, engineering, or other related fields.

Fine Art

  • Art History

    Half-credit options available; Art History A, Art History B

    Vincent, the virtual coach, will guide you as you tour through the history of art from prehistoric art through the present day. This course is a study of the visual arts within cultural contexts. Emphasis is placed upon the language of the visual arts and an understanding of artists, their works, and their impact on society, leading to an appreciation of their unique place throughout history. The course includes short videos illustrating the various techniques, as well as interactivities allowing you to demonstrate mastery of the concepts.

Leadership

  • Leadership 1

    The Leadership and Collaboration course explores roles, responsibilities, and leadership styles by putting the first-year leadership students in the driver’s seat of a small, poorly run non-profit. Students will learn the basics of leadership, decision-making, collaboration, and culture building, and apply that knowledge to make their non-profit a success. In doing so, they will also begin to define their own leadership style.

  • Leadership 2: Culture Building

    Prerequisite: Leadership 1

    This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Leadership and Collaboration course. Students will explore the characteristics and interactions of the four personality profile types. Students will define and solidify their leadership style and capacity to collaborate and lead others. Students will learn practical frameworks, tools, and skills. All of which help them select, form, and lead a successful team. Students will learn the art of organizational culture building in a variety of arenas.

  • Leadership 3: Conflict Management

    Prerequisite: Leadership 2

    Leadership is about more than just taking charge. It is about building up your team and helping each individual become the most successful versions of themselves. This course tackles two unavoidable demands on real life. The first is to identify, manage, and resolve conflict. The second is to effectively negotiate situations, terms, and conditions. This class will prepare students to navigate both subjects with clarity and empowerment. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to manage and coach individuals towards maximum performance, personal growth, and contribution to the overall goals of the group.

  • Leadership 4: Capstone

    Prerequisite: Leadership 3

    The Leadership track culminates in this capstone class. Students will engage in in-depth discussions, guided readings, and other applied-learning exercises to help them turn their four years of Leadership and Collaboration study into a personalized toolbox and guide they can draw upon and deploy in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

World Languages

  • French 1

    Half-credit options available; French 1A, French 1B

    In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • French 2

    Prerequisite: French 1
    Half-credit options available; French 2A, French 2B

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • French 3

    Prerequisite: French 2

    In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • German 1

    In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • German 2

    Prerequisite: German 1

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • German 3

    Prerequisite: German 2

    In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • Spanish 1

    Half-credit options available; Spanish 1A, Spanish 1B

    In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • Spanish 2

    Prerequisite: Spanish 1
    Half-credit options available; Spanish 2A, Spanish 2B

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • Spanish 3

    Prerequisite: Spanish 2
    Half-credit options available; Spanish 3A, Spanish 3B

    In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • Spanish 4

    Prerequisite: Spanish 3

    In the fourth level, you are fully immersed in the grammar and vocabulary of the language and advanced speaking skills. Study more advanced literature of language speaking countries through the lens of culture.

  • Mandarin 1

    Half-credit options available; Mandarin 1A, Mandarin 1B

    In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • Mandarin 2

    Prerequisite: Mandarin 1
    Half-credit options available; Mandarin 2A, Mandarin 2B

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • Mandarin 3

    Prerequisite: Mandarin 2
    Half-credit options available; Mandarin 3A, Mandarin 3B

    In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • Latin 1

    Half-credit options available; Latin 1A, Latin 1B

    In the first level, you will learn the language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, shopping, travel, and about past/future as you build grammar and vocabulary of the language. You will also learn about the culture of the language speaking countries.

  • Latin 2

    Prerequisite: Latin 1
    Half-credit options available; Latin 2A, Latin 2B

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • Arabic 1

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • Arabic 2

    Prerequisite: Arabic 1

    In the second level, you will continue to build your grammar, vocabulary, and speaking skills as you explore friends and social life, dining and vacation, home and health, life and world, everyday things, and places and events. Continue to explore the culture of the langauge speaking countries.

  • Arabic 3

    Prerequisite: Arabic 2

    In the third level, you will reach a higher level of grammar and vocabulary mastery while enriching your speaking skills. You will study tourism and recreation, professions and hobbies, at home and around town, style and personal wellness, business and industry, and arts and academics. Continue to explore the culture of the language speaking countries.

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship 1: Ideas and Strategies

    Students will get a front row seat and see how early-stage business investors make their investments. They first look through the lens of an investor. Students will learn the fundamentals of identifying opportunity, creating value, and capturing value with the Three Pillars of Entrepreneurship™. They will prepare their own rubric for investing, and develop startup investment recommendations. Next, they will look through the lens of the entrepreneur. Students will apply insights and understanding to develop a business concept of their own, and develop their idea into an investor pitch deck.

  • Entrepreneurship 2: Entrepreneurial Research

    Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship 1

    Research can be the difference between success and failure. This course teaches students approaches and methods for increasing their probability of success. Then students will apply value creation directly to venture design. They will take a deep dive into entrepreneurial strategy, and apply these learnings to further develop and fortify their venture.

  • Entrepreneurship 3: Telling Your Story

    Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship 2

    In this course, students will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy that works. They will take an empathetic approach to extending their company into the public domain. We will explore branding, traditional marketing, and current trends, including social media and crowd-funding. From a legal perspective, students will learn about entity formation, registration and compliance with laws, and the basics of contracts. The finance section will introduce students to a balance sheet and profit and loss.

  • Entrepreneurship 4: Entrepreneurial Capstone

    Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship 3

    The Entrepreneurship track culminates in this capstone class. Students will engage in in-depth discussions, guided readings, and other exercises to help them turn their four years of Entrepreneurship study into a fully-fledged business pitch that is suitable for investors. Ideally, each student will launch a crowdfunding campaign and or compete in a venture competition.

Additional fees are required.

College Credit Courses

  • BioBeyond

    We go beyond the traditional Biology course and liven it up with Virtual Reality and artificial intelligence. Speaking of artificial intelligence, do you think there are living things on other planets? Take our BioBeyond course to see!

  • Elements of Interpersonal Communications

    Credit Type: Elective
    Prerequisite: Minimum 2.25 GPA
    High School: Communications
    College: ASU Course COM 110
    Dual-credit course

    Become a better communicator as you learn the fundamental concepts related to interpersonal communication across a variety of interactions, such as those with friends, co-workers, family members, and romantic partners. This course focuses on learning concepts, processes, and challenges involved in interpersonal communication, as well as skills that will make you a better communicator.

  • PreCalculus

    Credit Type: Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MAT 117 with C or better, or Mathematics Placement Test with a score of 50% or higher, or ALEKS score of 61 or higher;
    High School: PreCalculus
    College: ASU Course MAT 170
    Credit is allowed for only MAT 170 or MAT 171
    Dual-credit course

    This course includes intensive preparation for calculus. Topics include functions (including trigonometric), vectors and complex numbers.

  • Global History to 1500

    Credit Type: Social Studies
    High School: Ancient and Medieval History
    College: ASU Course HST 100
    Dual-credit course

    Learn about the ideas, events, and people from the across the world from the first civilizations to the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. You will explore the rise of civilizations across the globe and their impacts on the future of humanity while focusing on the cultural, political, and economic exchanges between different peoples and their impacts on their societies.

  • World History since 1500

    Credit Type: Social Studies
    High School: Modern World History
    College: ASU Course HST 101
    Credit is allowed for only HST 101 or SGS 111
    Dual-credit course

    You will survey Africa, the Americas, and Eurasia focusing especially on changes in communication, communities, demography, economics, environment, politics, religion, technology, warfare, and women.

  • US History to 1865

    Credit Type: Social Studies
    High School: Early U.S. History
    College: ASU Course HST 109
    Dual-credit course

    Examine the interaction of diverse groups of people on the North American continent. Through the clash of cultures, both between Europeans and Natives, as well as between different groups of European colonists, this course will help you establish how and why these interactions resulted in the foundation of the American nation.

  • US History 1865 to present

    Credit Type: Social Studies
    High School: Modern U.S. History
    College: ASU Course HST 110
    Dual-credit course

    In this class, you will explore the impact of important legislative and judicial decisions that altered the course of the nation and attempt to understand how the post-Civil War history of the United States can be told through a lens of legal history.

  • Intro to Sociology

    Credit Type: Elective
    High School: Sociology
    College: ASU Course SOC 101
    Credit is allowed for only SOC 101 or 301
    Dual-credit course

    Learn about the fundamentals of sociology, organization of human groups and society, processes of interaction, and social change. You will also review scientific and humanistic approaches to the study of social groups, economy, culture and factors relating to social interaction in everyday life.

  • First-Year Composition

    Credit Type: English
    Prerequisites: TOEFL score 560PBT/250CBT/100iBT or higher, or IELTS score >=6.5, or ACT ENG score >=19, or SAT Verbal score >=520 (or SAT Verbal score >=470 if taken before 2016), or Accuplacer score 5-7, or WAC 101 or 107 with C or better
    High School: 12th Grade English (Part 1)
    College: ASU Course ENG 101
    Credit is allowed for only SOC 101 or 301
    Dual-credit course

    Develop your ideas, express ideas effectively, and engage different literacies with special attention to expository and persuasive writing. Critical reading of articles, speeches, and other non-literary texts help you to understand the rhetorical process, to analyze audience and its cultural contexts, and to foresee the audience's response.

  • First-Year Composition

    Credit Type: English
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 107 with C or better
    High School: 12th Grade English (Part 2)
    College: ASU Course ENG 102
    Credit is allowed for only SOC 101 or 301
    Dual-credit course

    Increase your ability to develop ideas, express ideas effectively, and engage different literacies with special attention to expository and persuasive writing. You will engage in critical reading of articles, speeches, and other non-literary texts help you to understand the rhetorical process, analyze audience and its cultural contexts, and foresee the audience's response.

  • Career Development

    Credit Type: Elective
    High School: Career Exploration
    College: ASU Course CED 250
    Dual-credit course

    This course will focus on the learning models of the individual, the world of work, decisionmaking, and career skill-building with a special emphasis on individual application. The goal is to facilitate student personal and professional growth.

  • Modern Social Problems

    Credit Type: Elective
    High School: United States and World Affairs
    College: ASU Course SOC 241
    Special Note: Course contains mature or sensitive content.
    Dual-credit course

    This course focuses on race relations, poverty, unemployment, and other current issues. Instructors may add additional content related to social problems related to research areas of their specialty.

  • Intro to Social Work

    Credit Type: Elective
    High School: Government Service, Other
    College: ASU Course SWU 171
    Dual-credit course

    Gain a descriptive and analytical historical perspective of the profession of social work, of social problems, and of the social welfare system.This course will help you if you are considering this major.

  • Intro to Criminal Justice

    Credit Type: Elective
    High School: Criminal Justice
    College: ASU Course CRJ 100
    Dual-credit course

    Gain an overview of the criminal justice system, including an examination of the major sub-areas within the criminal justice system, such as law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. In exploring these areas, you will also learn about the history, theory, research, legislation, and policy implications related to the criminal justice system.

  • Sustainability Exploration

    This course explores global and local sustainability topics by taking students on a virtual tour of the world through various engaging digital stories. From Phoenix to Bali case studies, this course uncovers diverse approaches used by scientists, scholars, and practitioners to study and assess human-environment interactions pertaining to sustainability challenges and solutions. Students will learn critical thinking skills that will foster better engagement with the world around them through the lens of sustainability.

Spring registration for an ASU College course ends December 29, 2017.
Spring college courses begin January 8, 2018 and follow the ASU calendar.
ASU final exams take place April 30-May 5, 2018.

Courses may require tuition. Please contact us for details.