Summer Session II 2018 Course Catalog

JULY 23 – AUGUST 10

Our course catalog is a list of all available classes for the 2018 summer session 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.

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Math

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

Cost: $1,195

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: Tue, Thu, Fri 1:30-5:00 pm

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I

Cost: $1,495

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

ISBN 13: 978-0395977279

 

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: $1,495

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

 

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, Geometry

Cost: $1,495

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

 

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: $1,795

Text: Ron Larson and Robert Hostetler, Precalculus with Limits

ISBN 13: 9781133962885

 

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: $2,195

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

Science

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: $1,795 + $200 lab fee

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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

Prerequisite(s): Biology

Cost: $1,795 + $200 lab fee

Text: Modern Chemistry by Holt, Winston, and Rinehart

ISBN 0030565375

 

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: $2,195 + $200 lab fee

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

 

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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

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

Cost: $2,195 + $200 lab fee

Text: Giancoli Physics Principles and Applications

ISBN 978-0130606204

Social Sciences

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: M-Th 9:00am – 12:30pm

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

Cost: $2,195

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

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-427019-7

Language Arts

We are not currently offering Language Arts in Session II. Please see Session I.

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. Are you that student? If so, ask us how these electives will get you ahead of the curve.

 

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: $1,795

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $1,595