Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Science and Social Studies Curricular Programs

The deadline to register for courses for next year is March 15th and there are still many high school students who have finalized their choices. Last week we shared information on the changes to our math program and this week we have information on our science and social studies departments.

9th and 10th graders next year will take Integrated Science I or II which will open up options for them in 11th and 12th grades. We are pleased to be able to offer IB Chemistry SL next year. We will be looking at other options for the years to come. The integrated science is a blend of biology, chemistry and physics that will run throughout the two year period. Graded has teamed up with Educhange to develop these new courses. The future is looking bright for Graded students in the area of science.

While nothing will change for 9th and 10th graders next year in the area of social studies, 11th and 12th graders will be able to choose from Brazilian Social Studies, IB Psychology SL/HL, IB Economics SL/HL and IB History SL/HL. The department will be working next year to redesign the 9th and 10th grade courses and we'll be looking at other elective options for grades 11 and 12. Next year is the first year that Graded students will be able to use the IB Brazilian Social Studies as their group 3 course for the diploma. Another example of greater choice for our students.

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