Each Clayborn Hall grade consists of twenty-eight sets of lessons and seven examinations. A report card is issued following each test and upon completion of each grade. Each set of lessons contains the equivalent of five chapters from five separate text books on five different subjects. At Clayborn Hall, you will have no additional books, CDs, or tapes to purchase. Permanent grade records are maintained, and grade transcripts are provided. Clayborn Hall lessons adhere to the Federally Suggested Guidelines for Education.
Your student will learn. . .
- Language Arts: English 11-1 and 11-2: Guided reading of American literature, including Our Town. and Glass Menagerie, with poets, novelists and short story writers' techniques examined. Daily spelling and vocabulary. Persuasive and expository writing, outlining; writing grammatically correct essays. Students with high grade averages may consider advanced individual courses such as Creative Writing.
- Math: Algebra IIA /Statistics and Algebra IIB: Intermediate to advanced algebra skills including expressions, equations, functions, rational numbers, linear equations, proportional reasoning, graphing, polynomials, quadratic and exponential functions.
- Science: Chemistry 1, Inorganic and Chemistry 2, Organic, with Social Health and Hygiene: Chemistry and atoms, electrons, compounds and molecular substances. The periodic table and equations, reactions, elements, gases, acids, bases, and pH. Nuclear and organic chemistry. personal and social health and hygiene.
- Social Science: Modern U.S. History 1 and 2: The history of the United States since 1865 coordinating themes of American democracy, civil rights, liberties, economic development, technology, cultural diversity, family life and the US role in world affairs.
- Fine Arts: Art History 3 and 4: The history of painting presents a variety of art themes and historical periods, from the Parthenon, The Baroque Style of Bernini, The Hudson River School, George Catlin, and Gustave Caillebotte, to the greats of Medieval art: Fra Filippo Lippi, Francois Duquesnoy, Gregorio Fernandez, Andrea Pisano, and Fra Angelico. American artists such as Frederic Remington from the nineteenth century are compared to twentieth century artists like Andy Warhol.
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