2022-2023 Course Offerings

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (6302)                                                              

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization, and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for success on related industry certifications aligned to the course content.

Computer Science Foundations (10020)                                                       

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

The course will have an emphasis on computer programming within the context of broader concepts of computer science.  Programmable computing tools will be used to facilitate design, analysis, and implementation of computer programs. The course will focus on exploring and creating computer programs, facilitating reasoning and problem solving, and verifying solutions to computer related problems.

SAT/ACT Prep (22001)                                                                                        

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

The SAT Prep course concentrates on SAT reading, vocabulary and writing skills along with math practice. The course includes practice in taking the SAT test, as well as strategies for the question types (sentence completion, vocabulary, critical reading, and writing – finding errors / revision).

Public Speaking (01151)                                                                                     

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

This is a performance course which allows students to become proficient in selected categories and to gain knowledge of advanced oral communication techniques. This course is tutorial in nature with the teacher acting as a facilitator as students refine oral interpretation and persuasive speaking skills, deliver impromptu and special occasion speeches, and explore mass media.

Creative Writing (01104)                                                                                    

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays.

Business Law (6131)                                                                                             

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Students examine the foundations of the American legal system and learn the rights and responsibilities of citizens and businesses. Students gain knowledge and skills by exploring economic and social concepts related to laws governing business and individuals. Focus areas include contracts, consumer protection, criminal law, tort law, international law, family/domestic law, employment law, cyber law, and careers in the legal profession. Students may combine classroom instruction and work-based learning opportunities in an approved position with continuing supervision.

Principles of Business & Marketing (6115)                                                  

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Students discover the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. Students examine basic financial concepts of banking, insurance, credit, taxation, and investments to provide a strong background for making sound decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. The real-world effects of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills is evident throughout the course. This course also supports career development skills and explores career options.

Economics & Personal Finance

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally, they learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions relating to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, financing postsecondary education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. They also learn the importance of investing in themselves in order to gain the knowledge and skills valued in the marketplace. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship, more effective participation in the workforce, and career success.

Pre-Calculus (02104)                                                                                           

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Pre-Calculus is the preparation for Calculus. The course approaches topics from a function point of view, where appropriate, and is designed to strengthen and enhance conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning used when modeling and solving mathematical and real-world problems. Students systematically work with a list of parent functions and their multiple transformations. The study of Pre-Calculus deepens a student’s mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and extends their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels.  

Calculus (02121)                                                                                                  

Fall, Spring, Yearlong

Calculus introduces limits, and continuity while extending the content learned in Pre-Calculus. The course also introduces differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions with an emphasis on application in the real world.

Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis


This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra I, but need time to further develop algebraic and
geometric concepts to ensure success in Geometry and Algebra II. Within the context of mathematical modeling
and data analysis, students will study functions and their behaviors, inequalities, probability, experimental design,
and analysis of data. Data will be generated by practical applications arising from science, business, and finance.
Students will solve problems that require the formulation of linear, quadratic, exponential, or logarithmic equations
or a system of equations.

Algebra 2


A thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts will be provided through the study of functions,
“families of functions,” equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational and
radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications
and modeling throughout the course of study. Graphing utilities (graphing calculators or computer graphing
simulators), computers, spreadsheets, and other appropriate technology tools will be used to assist in teaching and
learning. Algebra II is required for an Advanced Studies Diploma.

Probability and Statistics


The Probability and Statistics course includes theory of probability, description of statistical measurements,
probability distributions and, statistical inference. This course will provide the student the with necessary fundamental
background in probability and statistics.



This course includes emphasis on two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems. A variety of real-world applications and general problem-solving techniques, including algebra skills, are used to implement these standards. Calculators, computers, graphing utilities (graphing calculators or computer graphing simulators), dynamic geometry software, and other appropriate technology tools will be used.

Virginia and United States History

1865 to the Present: Students will continue to use skills for historical and geographical analysis as they examine American history since 1865. The standards for this course relate to the history of the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present. Students should continue to develop and build upon the fundamental concepts and skills in civics, economics, and geography within the context of United States history. Students will use investigation as a foundation to delve into the political, economic, and social challenges facing the nation once reunited after the Civil War. This foundation provides a pathway to developing an understanding of how the American experience shaped the world’s political and economic landscapes.

World History

These standards enable students to examine history and geography from 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the present, with emphasis on the development of the modern world. Geographic influences on history will continue to be explored, but increasing attention will be given to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations. Significant attention will be given to the ways in which scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions that in turn produced social and political changes. Noteworthy people and events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be emphasized for their strong connections to contemporary issues.