2018-2019 Course Catalog & Schedules

UPDATED SCHEDULES September 17, 2018 – May 11, 2019

Enrollment Form and Full Time Applications Coming Soon

Our course catalog is a list of available classes for the 2018-2019 school year at Legend College Prep. Schedule, costs, and required textbooks are included with the classes below. We have split up the courses by subject. Programming classes are found under the electives tab.

 

Math

Math

All math classes from Algebra I to Pre-Calculus Honors have an optional STEM Extension. Students who enroll in this option learn how their current math skills are applicable to different outlets in science, technology, and engineering. We highly encourage students who intend to apply for STEM majors to enroll in STEM Extensions to prepare themselves for research, lab work, modeling, and experimentation for future advanced coursework. These courses serve to distinguish our students with skills not otherwise taught in traditional math-only classes.

Pre-Algebra

This course is intended as a preparatory class for Algebra I. Students are invited to master the concepts and applications necessary for strong and rigorous foundation in Mathematics with a particular emphasis on: the real number system, ratio and proportion, order of operations, measurement, exponents and radicals, probability and statistics, graphs, a strong strand of geometry, and basic algebraic concepts such as solving linear equations and understanding, variables and algebraic expressions.

Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:34-4:45 pm

Prerequisite(s): 6th grade math, or equivalent

Cost: $1098/semester

Text: Larson Pre-Algebra McDougal Littell 2005

ISBN: 0618250034

** Consider the 6th grade offering for Academic Coaching and inclusive English and Math class.

 

Algebra I

In this first year algebra course, the student will learn symbolic reasoning. This includes structures in expressions, arithmetic with polynomials and rational functions, creating equations, reasoning with equations and inequalities, and implementing mathematical practices based on efficiency and deduction. The student writes, solves, and graphs linear and quadratic equations, including systems of two equations with two unknowns. Strategies for solving quadratic equations and factoring are also covered.

 Schedule: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Pre-Algebra

Cost: $1098/semester

 Text: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 by Boswell Hardcover – 2006

ISBN 13:978-0- 618-81176- 2

 

 

Geometry Honors

This course builds a solid foundation in geometry with emphasis on formal mathematical proofs and logic reasoning. Students learn problem solving with methods such as direct and indirect proofs, induction, and deduction. Some topics include: congruence and similarity of triangles and other polygons, parallel and perpendicular lines and their associated angles, polygon properties and the formulas associated with several plane and solid figures. Lastly, the course assumes students will progress to Algebra II/Trig, and prepares them accordingly.

Schedule: Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I

Cost: $1,198/semester

Text: Geometry- Geometry, McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin (Jurgensen, Brown, Jurgensen)

ISBN 13: 978-03959772794

 

Algebra II/Trig

The Algebra II/Trigonometry course is an extension of Algebra I and Geometry. It involves a review of the operations of the real number system, solutions of linear equations and inequalities in two and three variables, properties of polynomials, complex numbers, and rational expressions. The concepts of relations and functions are developed, emphasizing linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions, as well as conic sections, probability and matrix algebra.

 Schedule: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Thursdays 6:15-8:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I (required – grade of B or better), Geometry (preferred)

Cost: $1,198/semester

Text: McDougal Littell Algebra 2: Applications, Equations, Graphs ISBN-13: 978-0618250202

 

Math Analysis

Math Analysis is designed as a full year course in Advanced Mathematics. It is generally taken after Algebra II. Topics include: basic and derived trigonometric functions, radian measure and circular functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions. Trigonometric equations, applications of trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, and polar and parametric equations.

Schedule: Available Winter 2018 & Spring 2019

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II

Cost: $1,298/semester

Text: Advanced Mathematics by Richard G. Brown, McDougal Littell 2003 ISBN 0618250379

 

Pre-Calculus Honors

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed a course in Algebra II and, preferably, another course in Trigonometry. It will provide an in-depth study of all topics essential to the study of AP Calculus. Students will be actively engaged in problem solving, reasoning, connecting and communicating mathematically as they explore families of functions and their characteristics, advanced trigonometry concepts, matrices, analytical geometry, vectors, probability, sequences, and limits. The course will require the completion of a research project connecting the concepts covered in class to a real world application.

 Schedule: Saturdays 1:15-3:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II (required – grade of B or better), Algebra II/Trig or Trigonometry (preferred)

Cost: $1,298/semester

Text: Ron Larson and Robert Hostetler, Precalculus with Limits

ISBN 13: 9781133962885

 

AP Calculus AB

This is a comprehensive year-long course in the study of both differential and integral calculus and is intended to be the equivalent of a college level Calculus I course. Students will be studying the ideas of functions, graphs, limits, derivatives and integrals as outlined in the AP Calculus Course description The intent is for students to master the fundamentals of calculus in order to succeed on the AP Calculus AB exam and be adequately prepared to be successful in higher mathematics courses. This course will include the following topics: review of important precalculus concepts, limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative to Physics and Finances, implicit differentiation, related rates, integration, applications of integration to Physics and other areas, slope fields, curve sketching, differential equations, improper integrals and L’ Hôpital’s rule.

Schedule: Wednesdays 6:15-8:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Pre-Calculus Honors

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Calculus (10th Edition) by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards

ISBN 12: 978-1-285-06030-9

 

AP Calculus BC

 This is a comprehensive year-long course in the study of both differential and integral calculus and is intended to cover the equivalent of a college level Calculus I and a Calculus II course. Students will be studying the ideas of functions, graphs, limits, derivatives and integrals as outlined in the AP Calculus Course description. The intent is for students to master the fundamentals of calculus in order to succeed on the AP Calculus AB exam and be adequately prepared to be successful in higher mathematics courses. This course will include the following topics: review of important precalculus concepts, limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative to Physics and Finances, implicit differentiation, related rates, integration, applications of integration to Physics and other areas, slope fields, curve sketching, differential equations, improper integrals, polar and parametric functions, series convergence and polynomial approximation.

Schedule: Fridays 6:15-8:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Pre-Calculus Honors (required). Prior exposure to Calculus concepts (recommended)

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Calculus (10th Edition) by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards ISBN 12: 978-1-285-06030-9;

Calculus, Early Transcendentals by James Stewart ISBN 0538497904

 

AP Statistics

AP Statistics is the high school equivalent of an introductory college statistics course. In AP Statistics, we will focus on four major themes: exploratory data analysis, designing studies, probability models and simulation, and statistical inference. In essence, students develop strategies for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students design, administer, and tabulate results from surveys and experiments. Probability and simulations aid students in constructing models for chance phenomena. Sampling distributions provide the logical structure for confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Students might use a TI-83 graphing calculator, statistical software (Minitab), and Web-based java applets and activities to investigate statistical concepts. To develop effective statistical communication skills, students are required to prepare frequent written and oral analyses of real data.

Schedule: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 3:30-5:30 pm

Prerequisite(s): Pre-Calculus Honors (recommended) or Math Analysis

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Starnes, Tabor, Yates, and Moore. The Practice of Statistics (Fourth Edition). New York: W. H. Freeman & Co. ISBN 978-1429245593

Science

Science

Conceptual Physics

This course is designed for students seeking a strong foundation in Physics and better preparation for College-level Physics. It is intended to bridge the gap between Physical Sciences courses covered in the traditional Middle School curriculum and the more advanced Physics knowledge and understanding expected in AP Physics classes, while requiring no more than Algebra I and some Geometry. Topics covered include: force and motion, work and energy, circular and rotational motion and dynamics, static equilibrium, electricity and magnetics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration and sound, waves and optics, and nuclear physics. We will focus on theory as well as real world applications, with a special emphasis on understanding how physical phenomena manifest themselves, why they occur and what makes them relevant to everyday life. Students are expected to be highly motivated and self-starters and to be able to perform a significant amount of independent study. A final project based on real world applications completes this course.

Schedule: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I

Cost: $1,298/semester

Text: Conceptual Physics by Paul G. Hewitt

ISBN 10-0133647498

 

Biology Honors

This course is an accelerated, lab-oriented introduction to Biology. It emphasizes cell structure and function, molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, organism interdependence, matter, energy, and organization of living systems, and behavioral regulation of organisms. Major topics are enhanced by laboratory experience.

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:15-8:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $1,448/semester

Text: Biology by Kenneth Miller & Joseph Levine ISBN 0-13-201349-5

 

Chemistry Honors

Chemistry Honors is designed for students who intend to take college level classes in Chemistry. Through classroom discussion and individual investigation, reading and direct experiment, students are invited to discover and understand the chemical processes and systems governing the physical world around them. Students are guided through the understanding of the scientific method, atomic composition and structure, analysis of the Periodic Table and properties of elements, bonding of elements, chemical reaction and molarity calculations, theory of gases, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, reaction rates, and organic chemistry.

Schedule: Mondays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 1:15-3:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Biology

Cost: $1,448/semester

Text: Modern Chemistry by Holt, Winston, and Rinehart

ISBN 0030565375

 

AP Biology

AP Biology is a rigorous and demanding course, which is the equivalent of an introductory college biology course. Content is covered with high expectations placed on interpretation and analysis of information than other biology courses. In addition, statistical analysis of data and modeling of concepts will be required. A significant amount of studying must be completed at home to allow time for discussion, labs, and inquiry during class time. Students will be prepared for the AP exam at the conclusion of this course.

Schedule: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 3:30-5:30 pm

Prerequisite(s): Biology (required), Chemistry or Chemistry Honors (preferred)

Cost: $1548/semester

Text: Campbell Biology AP Edition 8th edition

ISBN 0131356917

 

AP Chemistry

 This is an advanced placement course designed to prepare the student for the AP Chemistry exam, and covers the equivalent of one full year of college level General Chemistry. It is a rigorous math-based course, with a strong laboratory component. The primary goal of the course is to understand the principles of modern chemistry in greater depth, including stoichiometry, reactions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry, while also demonstrating the ability to use this understanding in the solution and meaningful communication of mathematically based laboratory and textbook problems.

Schedule: Mondays 6:15-8:15 pm or Saturdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Prerequisite(s): Biology (required), Chemistry or Chemistry Honors (preferred)

Cost: $1548/semester

Text: Chemistry: The Central Science 13th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0321910417

 

The AP Physics series comprise of four classes. AP Physics 1 and 2 are algebra-based, focusing on Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, respectively. The AP Physics: C series mirrors this progression, but is taught at greater depth and assumes that students are taking AP Calculus concurrently to the course. We are not currently offering AP Physics 2 or the AP Physics: C courses this summer as group classes. However, if you have an interest in doing such a class 1-on-1, please feel free to reach out to us and make an inquiry.

 

AP Physics 1

This algebra-based course is designed for students seeking an introductory class in College-level Physics. Topics covered include: force and motion, work and energy, circular and rotational motion and dynamics, static equilibrium, electricity and electrostatics, waves and sound. We will focus on theory as well as applications, with emphasis on extensive problem solving. Students are expected to be highly motivated and self-starters and to be able to perform a significant amount of independent study. A final project, based on real world applications completes this course. While this course is definitely challenging, fun is not left out of the equation and students will have the opportunity to participate in many interesting and even entertaining labs and in-class competitions! Some preparation for the AP

Physics 1 examination is included in the class.

Schedule: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I (required); Algebra II/Trig or Trigonometry (recommended)

Cost: $1548/semester

Text: Giancoli Physics Principles and Applications

ISBN 978-0130606204

 

AP Physics 2

This course is designed for students seeking an introductory class in College-level Physics. It is a year long class,
taken as the second part of a 2 year course on Physics. Topics covered include: temperature and kinetic energy, heat, laws of thermodynamics, fluid static and dynamics. electric charge field and potential, electric current and DC circuits, magnetics and electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves. geometry optics, photon theory of light, and nuclear physics. We will focus on theory as well as applications, with a special emphasis on extensive problem solving. Students are expected to be highly motivated and self-starters and to be able to perform a significant amount of independent study. A final project, based on real world applications completes this course. While this course is definitely challenging, fun is not left out of the equation and students will have the opportunity to participate in many interesting and even entertaining labs and in class competitions! Some preparation for the AP Physics 2 examination is included in the class.

Schedule: Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 1:15-3:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): AP Physics 1

Cost: $1548/semester

Text: Giancoli Physics Principles and Applications

ISBN 978-0130606204

 

AP Physics C: Mechanics

This course is designed for students seeking an advanced class in College-level Physics. This one semester course
focuses specifically on Mechanics. Topics covered include: kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, system of particles, linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillation and satellite motion. We will focus on theory as well as applications, with a special emphasis on extensive problem solving. Students are expected to be highly motivated and self-starters and to be able to perform a significant amount of independent study. A final project, based on real world applications completes this course. While this course is definitely challenging, fun is not left out of the equation and students will have the opportunity to participate in many interesting and even entertaining labs and in class competitions! Some preparation for the AP Physics C examination is included in the class.

Schedule: Fridays 6:15-8:15 pm 

Prerequisite(s): AP Physics 1; Calculus

Cost: $1548/semester

Text: Fundamentals of Physics 6th edition by Halliday and Resnick

ISBN 0471320005

 

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

This course is designed for students seeking an advanced class in College-level Physics. This one semester course
focuses specifically on Electricity and Magnetism. Topics covered include: electrostatics, electric circuits, conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism. We will focus on theory as well as applications, with a special emphasis on extensive problem solving. Students are expected to be highly motivated and self-starters and to be able to perform a significant amount of independent study. A final project, based on real world applications completes this course. While this course is definitely challenging, fun is not left out of the equation and students will have the opportunity to participate in many interesting and even entertaining labs and in class competitions! Some preparation for the AP Physics C examination is included in the class.

Schedule: Please Inquire

Prerequisite(s): AP Physics 1 & 2; Calculus

Cost: $1548/semester

Text: Fundamentals of Physics 6th edition by Halliday and Resnick

ISBN 0471320005

 

AP Seminar

See Technology, Certification, & Electives for AP Seminar, a multidisciplinary research skills course.

Social Science

Social Sciences

Social Science courses at Legend College Preparatory are fine tuned to challenge students’ critical thinking, reading, and communication skills. They are a powerful addition to any student’s course of study as they build an education towards interdisciplinary studies. Whether a student intends on pursuing liberal arts or engineering, the most compelling college candidates are ones who have an education in their domain expertise as well as an understanding of how the world and its people function.

AP Human Geography

Human Geography is the study of how people spatially organize society, with repercussions on the cultural spread of ideas, economic growth, political dealings, identity formation, religious formation, and even linguistic influence. We recommend this course for students as a way of making sense of the world in preparation for advanced social science courses and other interdisciplinary studies. AP Human Geography is a good entry-level AP course for any student to enroll in and counts as a 4th year Social Science credited course for college admissions.

Schedule: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 1:15-3:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): None; 9th grade level critical reading & writing skills highly recommended

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography (12th Edition) by James Rubenstein

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-427019-7

 

AP Economics

AP Economics consists of AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics, which combine together for a year-long course. Economics, as a discipline, makes sense of how the world manages resources for production, consumption, and distribution. Students come away with knowledge of how markets function on large and small scales, the role of government policy, and reasoning behind individual decision making.

Schedule: Mondays 4:00-6:00 pm or Wednesdays 6:15-8:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Macroeconomics, 3rd Edition, by Krugman and Wells. ISBN-13: 978-1429283434; Microeconomics, 3rd edition, by Krugman and Wells. ISBN-13: 978-1429283427

 

AP Psychology

AP Psychology is a college-level survey of theories of human behavior from a variety of perspectives. Students are expected to demonstrate proficient identification of biological, cognitive, and social factors which shape internal mental processes and external behaviors. These concepts are linked to real-life scenarios, experiments, current research, and the students’ everyday lives. Applicable to a wide set of backgrounds, we highly encourage students to add this class to their course of study!

Schedule: Monday 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Myers’ Psychology for AP: 2nd Edition ISBN-13: 978-1464113079

 

AP Seminar

See Technology, Certification, & Electives for AP Seminar, a multidisciplinary research skills course.

Language Arts

Language Arts

One of the goals at Legend College Preparatory is to equip its student body with skilled communicators. This entails a mastery of the English language, understanding and interpretation of a variety of texts, and a richer understanding of American culture.

 

Critical Reading & Research Writing

Critical Reading & Research Writing is a language arts course which teaches skills in understanding, analyzing, and synthesizing data, information, points of view, and arguments. These skills are used by students to formulate positions or advance knowledge of their own.

Schedule: Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Critical Reading & Response Writing or course equivalent

Cost: Cost: $1,098/semester

 

Critical Reading, Persuasion & Presentation

Students read, analyze, and discuss the elements of what makes a good persuasive presentation, how these are reflected in famous written speeches, and how they are delivered in terms of their rhetorical elements. They examine one or more controversial topics, looking at the opposing viewpoints and the supporting evidence presented. Students develop and perfect their critical reading, writing, and presentation skills by summarizing these sources of information, taking a position and stated their argument, selecting the details to support their argument, then presenting it, taking into consideration opposing viewpoints. Students will research, write, and present between two and four persuasive essays during this class.

Schedule: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Critical Reading & Research Writing or course equivalent

Cost: Cost: $1,198/semester

 

AP English Language & Composition

AP English Language & Composition prepares students for college-level content in reading, writing, reasoning, argumentation, and presentation. Students must analyze a variety of topics and material to synthesize ideas, form positions, and provide reasoning and support for conclusions. All students are encouraged to develop their own voice through style, nuanced used of language, and rhetoric.

 Schedule: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): 10th grade Language Arts or equivalent

Cost: $1,398/semester

 

AP Seminar

See Technology, Certification, & Electives for AP Seminar, a multidisciplinary research skills course.

 

Technology, Certification, & Electives

Electives

Our electives are for those who are determined to rise above the rest. These students set goals, build projects, research, and take time to create tangible results that show the world how serious they are. Legend College Preparatory also offers credited prep courses for programming certification tests. See our course listings below for what we have in store for you this summer!

 

Java Readiness

This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge or experience in Java programming. It is intended as a fun and easy way for students of any age to learn the basics of Java programming in the context of game development and Lego Robotics programming and offers a smooth transition to more advamced courses in Java. Students learn the concepts of variables, assignment, conditional statements, while and for loops, nnd objects and classes. These concepts are used to create small game projects and programming various Lego robotic constructions, such as motorized vehicles, a Mars Rover, and a Robot Humanoid.

This course is designed to prepare middle school students for  Intro to Java, which is a prerequisite to AP Computer Science A.

 Schedule: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Pre-algebra

Cost: Cost: $1,198/semester

Requirements: Laptop required. Parents will receive an email on necessary setup prior to the first day of class. There is no textbook for this course as the teacher will provide materials.

 

Introduction to Java Programming

This course will provide an overview to basic concepts and techniques of programming in Java, a high-level, object-oriented language. We will focus on the fundamental areas of software development: syntax, control-flow mechanisms, keyboard and mouse interactions, file i/o, object modeling, and debugging. Through a series of practical exercises, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of Object-Oriented programming, to the fundamentals of the Java language and to some of the more common Java libraries from the core Java API. By the end of the course, students will be able to implement and debug small Java programs and will be prepared for further programming courses.

 Schedule: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm or Saturdays 1:15-3:15pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I

Cost: Cost: $1,298/semester

Requirements: Laptop required. Parents will receive an email on necessary setup prior to the first day of class. There is no textbook for this course as the teacher will provide materials.

 

AP Computer Science A

This course serves both as a second-level course in Java programming and as an introductory course for students who will major in disciplines that require significant involvement with computing. While a previous course in computer programming is not a prerequisite, this class is quite challenging and such a class is highly recommended. Topics include program design and implementation, algorithm analysis, standard data structures, and object-oriented programming design. AP Computer Science in Java emphasizes programming methodology with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development.

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:15-8:15 pm or Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Java or equivalent experience

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Java Methods A and AB, AP Edition, by Maria Litvin and Gary Litvin ISBN 978-0972-7055-78

Requirements: Laptop

 

AP Computer Science Principles

Students will learn the general principles of computer science by connecting the impacts of computing on people and society. Information, data analysis, and knowledge are presented in an abstracted manner for the purposes of problem solving. Skills learned will include the communication of justification and reasoning for design and solution implementation, analysis of algorithms, testing/debugging methods, and coming to conclusions to trends from data.

Schedule: Saturdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $1,398/semester

 

AP Seminar

AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students is cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using and inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individual and as a part of a team. Ultimately the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.

Schedule: Monday 6:15-8:15 pm

Prerequisite(s): Critical Reading, Persuasion & Presentation or course equivalent

Cost: $1,398/semester

Text: Reading & Source Material Provided

Requirements: Laptop

 

Foreign Language

AP Chinese

Schedule: Thursdays 6:15-8:15 pm

Text: Coming Soon

 

Spanish 1

Schedule: Friday 4:00-6:00 pm

Text: Coming Soon

 

Spanish 2

Schedule: Tuesday 6:15-8:15 pm

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Spanish 3

Schedule: Monday 6:15-8:15 pm

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Japanese 1

Schedule: Wednesday 6:15-8:15 pm

Text: Coming Soon

 

Japanese 2

Schedule: Saturday 10:30 am-12:30 pm

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