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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: M-Th 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Text: Biology by Kenneth Miller & Joseph Levine ISBN 0-13-201349-5
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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm
Text: Modern Chemistry by Holt, Winston, and Rinehart
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: M-Th 1:30pm-5:00pm
Prerequisite(s): Biology (required), Chemistry or Chemistry Honors (preferred)
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.
M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm
Prerequisite(s): Algebra I (required); Algebra II/Trig or Trigonometry (recommended)
Text: Giancoli Physics Principles and Applications
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.
M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm
Prerequisite(s): None; 9th grade level critical reading & writing skills highly recommended
Text: The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography (12th Edition) by James Rubenstein
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: M-Th 9:00am -12:30pm
Prerequisite(s): Critical Reading & Response Writing or course equivalent
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: M-Th 9:00am -12:30pm
Prerequisite(s): Critical Reading & Research Writing or course equivalent
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!
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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm
Prerequisite(s): Algebra I
Cost: Cost: $2010
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.
Java Programmer I Certification
The Java Programmer I Certification is intended for students who wish to add a career boosting course to their study program. This class covers the basics of Object-Oriented programming using the Java SE programming language. Through a thorough understanding of concepts, as well a series of hands on exercises, students will build a solid foundation of the Java SE language and enhance their professional knowledge. At the completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to take the Oracle Java SE Programmer I certification exam.
Schedule: T/Th 1:30pm – 5:00pm