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TABLE OF CONTENTSEnglish Language Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Advanced Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17General Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19World Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Career and Technical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Test Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Social and Emotional Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Subscription-Based Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Instructional Services Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Additional Courses Available through Imagine Edgenuity Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Where Learning ClicksImagine Edgenuity’s award-winning courses combine rigorous content with direct-instruction videos from expert, onscreen teachers with interactive learning tools and resources to engage and motivate students. Our online courses for corecurriculum, AP , elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), dual credit, and credit recovery are based on the rigor and highexpectations of state, Common Core, NGSS, and iNACOL standards.Imagine Edgenuity gives schools the flexibility to offer the right courses for your students’ needs. Our online courses are availablefor credit and concept recovery, initial credit, and as honors courses for students who want to further challenge themselves.Designed to inspire lifelong learning, Imagine Edgenuity’s courses can be used in any blended or online learning model.Recovery CoursesInitial Credit CoursesHonors CoursesFeature instruction and assignments toFeature extended instruction andHave additional instruction and/ormeet Common Core and stateassignments for complete coverageassignments to extend learningof standardsHave limited or no teacher-gradedContain teacher-gradedContain additional and moreassignmentsassignmentsrigorous teacher-gradedassignmentsTake an average of 40 hours per semesterTake an average of 50 hours perTake an average of 60 hours persemestersemesterNCAA–Approved Course for Student AthletesAfter completing an extensive evaluation, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has determined thatImagine Imagine Edgenuity ’s curriculum and instructional model are equivalent to face-to-face courses in length,content, and rigor, and are approved for use by student athletes. Schools can enroll student athletes in ImagineEdgenuity courses to ensure they are prepared to enter college with a rigorous online academic experience. Corecourses for initial credit are approved by the NCAA for use with Instructional Services. Schools and districts can alsouse Imagine Edgenuity courses with their own teachers, but these implementations need to be reviewed by the NCAAto ensure students are getting high-quality instruction. Students who need to recover credits must complete the fullcourse to receive credit from the NCAA even if they are recovering a credit; credit recovery versions or any courses withpretesting or prescriptive testing are not approved by the NCAA.For more information, please visit cles/360044635593“Among our current EDDIE Awards winners, the most thoroughCCSS solutions are offered by Imagine Edgenuity .”ComputED Gazette2Imagine Learning Course Catalog 2022
English Language ArtsEnglish Language Arts courses are fully aligned to the Common Core. State versions are also available for states that havenot adopted CCSS.ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 6This course eases students’ transition to middle schoolwith engaging, age-appropriate literary and informationalreading selections. Students learn to read critically,analyze texts, and cite evidence to support ideas as theyread essential parts of literary and informational texts andexplore a full unit on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Throughthe Looking Glass. Vocabulary, grammar, and listeningskills are sharpened through lessons that give studentsexplicit modeling and ample practice. Students alsoengage in routine, responsive writing based on texts theyhave read. In extensive, process-based writing lessons,students write topical essays in narrative, informative,analytical, and argumentative formats. In this full-yearcourse, students develop a mastery of reading, writing,students throughout the course in reading critically,analyzing texts, and citing evidence to support claims.Students sharpen their vocabulary, grammar, and listeningskills through lessons designed to provide explicit modelingand ample opportunities to practice. Students also routinelywrite responses to texts they have read, and use moreextensive, process-based lessons to produce full-length essaysin narrative, informative, analytical, and argumentativeformats. In this full-year course, students develop a mastery ofreading, writing, and language arts skills.ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 9This freshman-year English course engages students inliterary analysis and inferential evaluation of great textsboth classic and contemporary. While critically readingand language arts skills.fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction, students willENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 7Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters areStudents grow as readers, writers, and thinkers in thismiddle school course. With engaging literary andinformational texts, students learn to think critically, analyzean author’s language, and cite evidence to support ideas.Students complete an in-depth study of Jack London’sclassic novel White Fang and read excerpts from otherstories, poetry, and nonfiction. Explicit modeling and ampleopportunities for practice help students sharpen theirvocabulary, grammar, and listening skills. Students alsorespond routinely to texts they have read. In extensive,process-based writing lessons, students write topical essaysin narrative, informative, analytical, and argumentativeformats. In this full-year course, students develop a masterymaster comprehension and literary-analysis strategies.activities that encourage students to strengthen theiroral language skills and produce clear, coherent writing.Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’sThe Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and RichardConnell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” They will also studyshort but complex texts, including influential speeches byDr. Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and RonaldReagan. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, JuliaAlvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10Focused on application, this sophomore English coursereinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skillsof reading, writing, and language arts skills.with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction,ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 8Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysisIn this course, students build on their knowledge andblossom as thoughtful readers and clear, effective writers.A balance of literary and informational texts engageapplication e-resources, and educational interactives.skills and allows students to apply them to a range ofgenres and text structures. As these units meld modelingand application, they also expand on training in medialiteracy, twenty-first century career skills, and the essentialsEnglish Language Arts3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, CONTINUEDof grammar and vocabulary. Under the guidance of theWriting software, students also compose descriptive,persuasive, expository, literary analysis, research, narrative,and compare-contrast essays.ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 11This junior-year English course invites students to delveinto American literature from early American Indian voicesthrough contemporary works. Students engage in literaryanalysis and inferential evaluation of great texts as thecenterpieces of this course. While critically reading fiction,poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students mastercomprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven inthe lessons across two semesters are tasks that encouragestudents to strengthen their oral language skills and producecreative, coherent writing. Students read a range of shortbut complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson,Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, PaulLaurence Dunbar, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald,Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, and Dave Eggers.style. Students will read and analyze a variety of nonfictiongenres, including essays, journalism articles, politicalwritings, science writings, nature writings, autobiographies,biographies, diaries, speeches, history writings, and criticismsfrom multiple perspectives and backgrounds. The primaryfocus is on writing evidence-based analytical, synthesis, andargumentative essays and analyzing the rhetorical choicesof a wide range of nonfiction writers. In addition to explicitinstruction and a variety of independent and collaborativelearning opportunities, the course offers specific exampreparation lessons and practice.AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITIONIn this introductory college-level course designed toprepare students for the Advanced Placement exam,students develop the fundamentals of literary analysis andintroductory college compositions. The course focuses onanalyzing, evaluating, and interpreting literary fiction, poetry,and drama from a range of literary periods, authors, andperspectives. The diverse canon allows students to explorethe function of character, setting, structure, narrator, andfigurative language. Through a wide range of instructionENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 12and collaborative writing activities, students articulateThis senior-level English course offers fascinating insighttheir interpretation of literature through writing. The courseinto British literary traditions spanning from Anglo-Saxonincludes exam preparation and practice that anticipateswriting to the modern period. With interactive introductionscommon student misconceptions.and historical contexts, this full-year course connectsphilosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influencesLITERACY & COMPREHENSION Iof each time period to the works of many notable authors,This course is one of two intervention courses designed toincluding Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabethsupport the development of strategic reading and writingI, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Virginia Woolf. Adding anskills. These courses use a thematic and contemporaryextra dimension to the British literary experience, this courseapproach, including high-interest topics to motivatealso exposes students to world literature, including works fromstudents and expose them to effective instructionalIndia, Europe, China, and Spain.principles using diverse content area and real-worldtexts. Both courses offer an engaging technology-basedAP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITIONinterface that inspires and challenges students to gainIn this introductory college-level course designed to prepareknowledge and proficiency in the following comprehensionstudents for the Advanced Placement exam, studentsstrategies: summarizing, questioning, previewing andadvance their understanding of rhetoric and writing throughpredicting, recognizing text structure, visualizing,the reading, analyzing, and writing of rhetorical texts.making inferences, and monitoring understandingThroughout the course, students explore the basic tenetswith metacognition. Aimed at improving fluency andof writing and argumentation, such as rhetorical situation,vocabulary, self-evaluation strategies built into theseclaims and evidence, reasoning and organization, andcourses inspire students to take control of their learning. 4Imagine Learning Course Catalog 2022
LITERACY & COMPREHENSION IICLASSIC NOVELS AND AUTHOR STUDIESOffering high-interest topics to motivate students who areThe Classic Novels mini-courses give students thereading two to three levels below grade, this course worksopportunity to fully explore a large work of fiction or to bein conjunction with Literacy & Comprehension I to use aintroduced to a celebrated author. Designed to stand alonethematic and contemporary approach to expose studentsor to be inserted into an existing Imagine Edgenuity course,to effective instructional principles using diverse contenteach mini-course guides students through the work witharea and real-world texts. Each of these reading interventionlectures, web activities, journals, and homework/practice.courses offers an engaging, technology-based interfaceStudents study the following novels: 1984, A Midsummerthat inspires and challenges high school and middle schoolNight’s Dream, Call of the Wild, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,students to gain knowledge and proficiency in the followingHeart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Macbeth, Mrs. Dalloway,comprehension strategies: summarizing, questioning,Portrait of the Artist, Robinson Crusoe, The House ofpreviewing and predicting, recognizing text structure,Seven Gables, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Threevisualizing, making inferences, and monitoring understandingMusketeers along with the following author studies: Jorgewith metacognition. Aimed at improving fluency andLuis Borges and Flannery O’Connor.vocabulary, self-evaluation strategies built into these coursesinspire students to take control of their learning.AP and Advanced Placement are registered trademarks of the College Board.EXPOSITORY READING AND WRITINGThis elective English course is designed to develop criticalreading and writing skills while preparing high schoolstudents to meet the demands of college-level work. Whilestudents will explore some critical reading skills in fiction,poetry, and drama the focus of this course will be onexpository and persuasive texts and the analytical readingskills that are necessary for college success. Students willread a range of short but complex texts, including worksby Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, Cesar Chavez, MartinLuther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Julia Alvarez, Edna St.Vincent Millay, and Gary Soto.INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS AND SPEECHBeginning with an introduction that builds studentunderstanding of the elements, principles, andcharacteristics of human communication, this course offersfascinating insight into verbal and nonverbal messages andcultural and gender differences in the areas of listeningand responding. High school students enrolled in thisone-semester course will be guided through engaginglectures and interactive activities, exploring themes ofself-awareness and perception in communication. Thecourse concludes with units on informative and persuasivespeeches, and students are given the opportunity to critiqueand analyze speeches.English Language Arts5
MathematicsMathematics courses are fully aligned to the Common Core. State versions are also available for states that havenot adopted CCSS.MATHEMATICS 6This course begins by connecting ratio and rate tomultiplication and division, allowing students to use ratioreasoning to solve a wide variety of problems. Studentsfurther apply their understanding of multiplication anddivision to explain the standard procedure for dividingfractions. This course builds upon previous notions of thenumber system to now include the entire set of rationalnumbers. Students begin to understand the use ofvariables as they write, evaluate, and simplify expressions.They use the idea of equality and properties of operationsto solve one-step equations and inequalities. In statistics,students explore different graphical ways to display data.They use data displays, measures of center, and measuresof variability to summarize data sets. The course concludeswith students reasoning about relationships among shapesThe course concludes with a geometric analysis of anglerelationships, area, and volume of both two- and threedimensional figures.MATHEMATICS 8The course begins with a unit on input-output relationshipsthat builds a foundation for learning about functions.Students make connections between verbal, numeric,algebraic, and graphical representations of relations andapply this knowledge to create linear functions that canbe used to model and solve mathematical and real-worldproblems. Technology is used to build deeper connectionsamong representations. Students focus on formulatingexpressions and equations, including modeling anassociation in bivariate data with a linear equation, andwriting and solving linear equations and systems of linearto determine area, surface area, and volume.equations. Students develop a deeper understanding of howMATHEMATICS 7and angles affect congruency and similarity. StudentsThis course begins with an in-depth study of proportionalreasoning during which students utilize concrete modelssuch as bar diagrams and tables to increase and developconceptual understanding of rates, ratios, proportions,and percentages. Students’ number fluency andunderstanding of the rational number system are extendedas they perform operations with signed rational numbersembedded in real-world contexts. In statistics, studentsdevelop meanings for representative samples, measuresof central tendency, variation, and the ideal representationfor comparisons of given data sets. Students developan understanding of both theoretical and experimentalprobability. Throughout the course, students buildfluency in writing expressions and equations that modelreal-world scenarios. They apply their understandingof inverse operations to solve multi-step equations andinequalities. Students build on their proportional reasoningto solve problems about scale drawings by relating thecorresponding lengths between objects.6Imagine Learning Course Catalog 2022translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations of distancesdevelop rules of exponents and use them to simplifyexponential expressions. Students extend rules of exponentsas they perform operations with numbers in scientificnotation. Estimating and comparing square roots of nonperfect squares to perfect squares exposes students toirrational numbers and lays the foundation for applicationssuch as the Pythagorean theorem, distance, and volumePRE-ALGEBRAThis full-year course is designed for high school studentswho have completed a middle school mathematicssequence but are not yet algebra-ready. This coursereviews key algebra readiness skills from the middle gradesand introduces basic Algebra I work with appropriatesupport. Students revisit concepts in numbers andoperations, expressions and equations, ratios andproportions, and basic functions. By the end of the course,students are ready to begin a more formal high schoolAlgebra I study.
ALGEBRA IALGEBRA IIThis full-year course focuses on five critical areas:This course focuses on functions, polynomials,relationships between quantities and reasoning withperiodic phenomena, and collecting and analyzingequations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptivedata. The course begins with a review of linear andstatistics, expressions and equations, and quadraticquadratic functions to solidify a foundation for learningfunctions and modeling. This course builds on thethese new functions. Students make connections betweenfoundation set in middle grades by deepening students’verbal, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representationsunderstanding of linear and exponential functions andof functions and apply this knowledge as they createdeveloping fluency in writing and solving one-variableequations and inequalities that can be used to model andequations and inequalities. Students will interpret, analyze,solve mathematical and real-world problems. As studentscompare, and contrast functions that are representedrefine and expand their algebraic skills, they will drawnumerically, tabularly, graphically, and algebraically.analogies among the operations and field properties ofQuantitative reasoning is a common thread throughoutreal numbers and those of complex numbers and algebraicthe course as students use algebra to represent quantitiesexpressions. Mathematical practices and habits of mindand the relationships among those quantities in a varietyare embedded throughout the course, as students solveof ways. Standards of mathematical practice and processnovel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.are embedded throughout the course, as students makesense of problem situations, solve novel problems, reasonPRECALCULUSabstractly, and think critically.With an emphasis on function families and theirrepresentations, Precalculus is a thoughtful introductionGEOMETRYto advanced studies leading to calculus. The course brieflyThis course formalizes what students learned aboutreviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems andgeometry in the middle grades with a focus on reasoningmoves purposefully into the study of functions. Studentsand making mathematical arguments. Mathematicalthen discover the nature of graphs and deepen theirreasoning is introduced with a study of triangleunderstanding of polynomial, rational, exponential, andcongruency, including exposure to formal proofs andlogarithmic functions. Scaffolding rigorous content withgeometric constructions. Then students extend what theyclear instruction, the course leads students through anhave learned to other essential triangle concepts, includingadvanced study of trigonometric functions, matrices,similarity, right-triangle trigonometry, and the laws of sinesand vectors. The course concludes with a short study ofand cosines. Moving on to other shapes, students justifyprobability and statistics.and derive various formulas for circumference, area, andvolume, as well as cross-sections of solids and rotations ofAP CALCULUS ABtwo-dimensional objects. Students then make importantThis college-level, yearlong course prepares students forconnections between geometry and algebra, includingthe Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB Exam. Majorspecial triangles, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines,topics of study in this full-year course include a reviewand parabolas in the coordinate plane, before delving intoof pre-calculus, limits, derivatives, definite integrals,an in-depth investigation of the geometry of circles. Themathematical modeling of differential equations, and thecourse closes with a study of set theory and probability, asapplications of these concepts. Emphasis is placed on thestudents apply theoretical and experimental probability touse of technology to solve problems and draw conclusions.make decisions informed by data analysis.Mathematics7
MATHEMATICS, CONTINUEDThe course utilizes a multi-representative approachto calculus with concepts and problems expressednumerically, graphically, verbally, and analyticallyMATHEMATICS IThe first in an integrated math series for high school, thiscourse formalizes and extends middle school mathematics,deepening students’ understanding of linear relationships.The course begins with a review of relationships betweenquantities, building from unit conversion to a study ofexpressions, equations, and inequalities. Students contrastlinear and exponential relationships, including a studyof sequences, as well as applications such as growthand decay. Students review one-, two-, and multi-stepequations, formally reasoning about each step usingproperties of equality. Students extend this reasoningto systems of linear equations. Students use descriptivestatistics to analyze data before turning their attention totransformations and the relationship between algebra andgeometry on the coordinate plane.MATHEMATICS IIThis course begins with a brief exploration of radicals andpolynomials before delving into quadratic expressions,equations, and functions, including a derivation of thequadratic formula. Students then embark on a deep studyof the applications of probability and develop advancedreasoning skills with a study of similarity, congruence, andproofs of mathematical theorems. Students explore righttriangles with an introduction to right-triangle trigonometrybefore turning their attention into the geometry of circlesand making informal arguments to derive formulas for thevolumes of various solids.MATHEMATICS IIIThis course synthesizes previous mathematical learningin four focused areas of instruction. First, students relatevisual displays and summary statistics to various types ofdata and to probability distributions with a focus on drawingconclusions from the data. Then, students embark on anin-depth study of polynomial, rational, and radical functions,*COURSES MARKED WITH THE ASTERISK ARE ONE SEMESTER COURSES8Imagine Learning Course Catalog 2022drawing on concepts of integers and number properties tounderstand polynomial operations and the combinationof functions through operations. This section of instructionbuilds to the fundamental theorem of algebra. Studentsthen expand the study of right-triangle trigonometry theybegan in Mathematics II to include non-right triangles anddeveloping the laws of sines and cosines. Finally, studentsmodel an array of real-world situations with all the types offunctions they have studied, including work with logarithmsto solve exponential equations. As they synthesize andgeneralize what they have learned about a variety offunction families, students appreciate the usefulness andrelevance of mathematics in the real world.MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH APPLICATIONSBroadening and extending the mathematical knowledgeand skills acquired in Algebra I, the primary purpose ofthis course is to use mathematics as a tool to model realworld phenomena students may encounter daily, suchas finance and exponential models. Engaging lessonscover financial topics, including growth, smart money,saving, and installment-loan models. Prior mathematicalknowledge is expanded and new knowledge and techniquesare developed through real-world application of usefulmathematical concepts.FINANCIAL MATHConnecting practical mathematical concepts to personaland business settings, this course offers informative andhighly useful lessons that challenge students to gain adeeper understanding of financial math. Relevant, projectbased learning activities cover stimulating topics such aspersonal financial planning, budgeting and wise spending,banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance, longterm investing, buying a house, consumer loans, economicprinciples, traveling abroad, starting a business, andanalyzing business data. Offered as a two-semester coursefor high school students, this course encourages masteryof math skill sets, including percentages, proportions, dataanalysis, linear systems, and exponential functions.
CONCEPTS IN PROBABILITY AND STATISTICStheir applications. Students explore angles andThis full-year high school course provides an alternativeradian measures, circular trigonometry, and the unitmath credit for students who may not wish to pursue morecircle. Students extend their understanding to trigonometricadvanced mathematics courses such as Algebra II andgraphs, including the effects of translations and thePre-Calculus. The first half of the course begins with aninverses of trigonometric functions. This leads to the lawsin-depth study of probability and an exploration of samplingof sines and cosines, followed by an in-depth explorationand comparing populations and closes with units on dataof trigonometric identities and applications. This coursedistributions and data analysis. In the second half of theends with an introduction to the polar coordinate system,course, students create and analyze scatterplots and studycomplex numbers, and DeMoivre’s theorem.two-way tables and normal distributions. Finally, studentsAP and Advanced Placement are registered trademarks of the College Board.apply probability to topics such as conditional probability,combinations and permutations, and sets.AP STATISTICSThis yearlong, college-level course is designed to preparestudents for the Advanced Placement (AP) Statisticsexam. Major topics of study include exploring one-andtwo-variable data, sampling, experimentation, probability,sampling distributions, and statistical inference. Thesetopics are organized into three big ideas: variation anddistribution, patterns and uncertainty, data-basedpredicti
In this introductory college-level course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam, students develop the fundamentals of literary analysis and introductory college compositions . The course focuses on analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting literary fiction, poetry, and drama from a range of literary periods, authors, and