Curriculum

 

Academic Year Program

Students are placed in Saturday classes based on their current academic schedule following TOPS Core Curriculum guidelines. 


A typical Saturday schedule for students is a follows:

Freshmen
  • Algebra I

  • English I

  • Physical Science

  • Literature

  • Math and Science Laboratory and Project-based courses

 

Sophomores
  • Geometry

  • English II

  • Biology

  • Introduction to the ACT

  • Math and Science Laboratory and Project-based courses

 

Juniors
  • Algebra II

  • ACT Math

  • ACT English

  • Chemistry

  • Math and Science Laboratory and Project-based courses


Seniors
  • College Math 92, 155, 161 and Pre 165

  • College English 90, 101 and Pre 102

  • ACT Math

  • ACT English

  • ACT Reading

  • ACT Science

  • Math and Science Laboratory and Project-based courses

 

Also offered

Spanish I & II

 

Lab and Project-based Courses

Students who are meeting minimum GPA, GEE and ACT score requirements may take one or two of the following 2 hour laboratory classes beginning in their Sophomore year as a substitute for a core class:

  • Chemistry

  • Ecology

  • Engineering

  • Molecular Biology

  • Other Courses as Available

 

Summer Program

Students are placed in Summer academic courses based on their academic schedule in the upcoming school year following TOPS Core Curriculum guidelines. They are placed in mentoring and cultural courses based on their interests


A typical Summer schedule for students is a follows:

Rising Sophomores
  • Geometry

  • Foreign Language - Spanish

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

  • Scientific Research & Mentoring


Rising Juniors
  • Algebra II

  • Financial Literacy & Career Exploration

  • ACT Prep

  • Scientific Research & Mentoring


Rising Seniors choose from the following:
  • College Algebra 161

  • College Transition Math 092

  • College Biology 151

  • College Chemistry 121


Scientific Research and Mentoring courses may include: Ecology, Engineering, Forensics, Industrial Chemistry, Media Quest, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Physics, Southeastern Channel and other courses as available.

Cultural courses may include: Aerobics, Art, Choir (Glee, Gospel), Dance (Modern, Step), Drama, Journalism, P.E./Health & Fitness, Public Speaking, Scrapbooking and other classes as available.


Bridge Students

During the transition summer between high school graduation and college entry, students entering their freshman year in college will be enrolled in up to 9 credit hours of college courses.