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Sophomore Orientation

Sophomore Orientation is broken down by Department and Clubs 
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Robotics 1

The first in a sequence of hands-on courses in which we build and program robots. Robots include EV3 and ActivityBots. Programming is done in Python and Blockly.


Robotics 2

The second in a sequence of hands-on courses in which we build and program robots, focus is mainly on industrial robots. Robots include VEX and Dobot. Programming languages include C++ and Python. 


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Matemáticas 2 en Español

Esta clase es igual a "Secondary Math 2", pero la instrucción es en español. Es una clase apropiada para estudiantes que acaban de llegar o que todavía tienen dificultades para estudiar en inglés.  El enfoque de Matemáticas Secundarias 2 es en las expresiones cuadráticas, las ecuaciones y las funciones. Compara sus características y comportamiento con los de relaciones lineales y exponenciales de Matemáticas Secundarias 1.


Learn everything from the constellations in the night sky, to how the Universe came to be! We will learn about the seasons, moon phases and eclipses, how the solar system formed, the planets, how stars live and die, the nature of our Milky Way Galaxy, and everything in between. We will have star parties, where we get to look through telescopes to observe really cool things in the night sky. If you have ever been interested in space, don't pass up the opportunity to take this course! (This course is typically for juniors and seniors.)



Physics is a great sophomore-level class! Learn about the physical laws that govern motion, energy, magnetism, electricity, gravity, and waves, all while applying those math skills that you never thought you would use. Students leave the class feeling more confident with their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and physics is the perfect science ACT prep course! Students participate in hands-on activities to see the laws of physics in action. Oh, and we drop pumpkins off the roof of the school.  (NOTE: AP Physics and BlendEd Physics is also offered.)


BlendEd Physics

BlendEd Physics is the same curriculum as the regular physics course, but it is a combination of online, self-paced learning and face-to-face collaborative instruction and activities. It is offered by Mrs. Beck on B-days as a 5th period class, though most of the time, students do not need to attend 5th period unless there is a scheduled collaborative activity. This course is only offered to Juniors and Seniors at this time, but if you think you might want to take it later and would like to learn more, please contact Mrs. Beck at