Summer 2019 Session II Schedule (7/22-8/8)

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Math

 

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: M-Th 1:30pm-5:00pm

Prerequisite(s): Pre-Algebra course or equivalent

Cost: $1399

 Text: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 by Boswell Hardcover – 2006

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

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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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I

Cost: $1675

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

ISBN 13: 978-03959772794

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Algebra II

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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

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

Cost: $1675

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

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Trigonometry

The Trigonometry course is designed as a one semester class in Advanced Mathematics. It is generally taken after Algebra II and may be taken prior to Precalculus or Precalculus Honors. 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: M/W 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II

Cost: $2010

Textbook: Trigonometry by Lial and Hornsby 7th edition ISBN 0321-057597.

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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: M-Th 1:30pm – 5:00pm

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

Cost: $2010

Text: Ron Larson and Robert Hostetler, Precalculus with Limits

ISBN 13: 9781133962885

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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: M-Th 1:30pm – 5:00pm

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

Cost: $2499

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

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Science

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: M-Th 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $2210

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

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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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

Prerequisite(s): Biology

Cost: $2210

Text: Modern Chemistry by Holt, Winston, and Rinehart

ISBN: 0030565375

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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: M-Th 1:30pm-5:00pm

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

Cost: $2699

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

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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)

Cost: $2699

Text: Giancoli Physics Principles and Applications

ISBN 978-0130606204

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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.

M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

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

Cost: $2499

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

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-427019-7

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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: M-Th 9:00am -12:30pm

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

Cost: $1339

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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

Cost: 1675

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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!

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.

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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

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $1,799

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