This course is a college-level reading course designed to help students improve their reading comprehension and ability to do critical analysis. Students will develop advanced vocabulary skills and improve reading speed and comprehension in assignments involving high interest level readings along with local newspapers and magazines. The instruction is logical and sequential while integrating the skills of recognizing, understanding, identifying and evaluating a piece of written work with the express purpose of developing critical thinking skills. No class Nov. 26.
Pre-Algebra is designed to strengthen students’ problem-solving and reasoning skills in basic mathematics. Important topics include number skills, word problem and reasoning skills, basic data analysis, basic probability, intro to geometry (lines, angles, properties of triangles, etc.), spatial sense, symmetry, tessellations, etc. and the language of Algebra (expressions). A prerequisite would be automaticity in addition, multiplication along with fluency in fractions, decimals and percent. No class Nov. 11 and 25.