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College Preparation For Students Who Think Like Artists

Approved Milwaukie High math classes for MAA students:

MAA Curriculum

  • Informal Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • FST
  • Pre Calculus
  • Calculus

The Milwaukie Academy of the Arts is an arts-integrated charter school within Milwaukie High School that designs its instruction in and through the arts. Students of Milwaukie Academy of the Arts will have access to all elective course offerings that are available to MHS. Please consult the Milwaukie High School web site http://www.milwaukiehigh.org for more specifics about this school, or contact the MHS Guidance Office.

MAA Arts Lab

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 9

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Functioning as a laboratory for the Arts Student, this course will instruct and utilize various strategies of the arts, including music, theatre, and visual art. Students will create, present, and perform original works of art, closely aligned with material included in their Fine Arts Core House curriculum. The direct instruction focuses on formal Project-Based Learning strategies, preparing students for major projects.

 

MAA English 9

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 9

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Using artistic strategies, students will strengthen their reading comprehension and effectively communicate their learning through speaking and writing. Content will include novels, short stories, non-fiction and poetry. Major works will include Speak, Romeo and Juliet, and Night. This course will align itself with the year-long MAA integrated theme.

 

MAA Global Science

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 9

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Global Science is a lab science course that focuses on the physical and earth science content standards, science concepts and science and engineering practices. The core topics will include forces, interactions, waves, energy, matter, & earth systems. These topics will be learned through listening to lectures, reading informational text, writing notes and reports, participating in hands-on activities, completing labs, watching videos, and creating projects.

 

MAA Biology 1

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 9, 10

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: Algebra/Geometry

Biology is a lab science course that focuses on life science content standards including molecules to organisms, heredity, evolution, ecosystems, earth systems, and human activity. This content will be accessed through a variety of formats including reading informational text, writing notes and reports, participating in lectures and class discussions, engaging in hands-on activities, conducting labs inquiry activities and creating projects.

 

MAA Genetics

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 11 & 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: Biology and Algebra

Genetics is definitely one of the fastest moving fields in science and has the potential to have the most profound impact on our society and our species. The advances in Genetics research and technology have made it possible to decipher, examine and modify the blueprints for life. No field of biology in unaffected by the current growth of knowledge in genetics and molecular biology. In this pre-college class the learner will explore Mendalian Inheritance, Chromosomal Inheritance, multifactorial Inheritance, linkage and Mapping, Population Genetics, and bioinformics. Hands on learning will include labs involving ferns, flys, Fastplants and the use of online genome databases.

 

MAA Algebra 1

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 9, 10

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Materials: TI - 83 or better

This course explores graphs of functions and solving equations with a focus on linear functions, quadratic functions and polynomials. This class moves at an accelerated pace. Therefore excellent attendance and study skills are required. Successful completion of this course prepares students for Geometry.

 

MAA Geometry

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 9, 10

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Scientific Calculator

This course will provide a comprehensive study in two- and three-dimensional objects. From a discovery approach, students will complete constructions, and explore the properties of polygons with an emphasis on triangles and quadrilaterals. Students will continue their study of shapes by exploring properties of circles, transformations, surface area, and volume. Introductions of basic trigonometry, logic and the nature of proofs are also included. Preparation for the state assessment benchmarks will be afforded by practicing open ended strategies and reviewing state assessment strand concepts.

 

MAA English 10

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 10

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Using artistic strategies and project-based learning, students will continue to strengthen their reading comprehension and effectively communicate through their writing. Content will include The Catcher in the Rye, Macbeth, and To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as independent reading books within the student’s personal reading program. Students will also practice multiple modes of writing, with a focus on Persuasive writing

 

MAA World History

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 10

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Students will learn how to use Social Analysis skills and Historical Skills in this survey of World History from the Industrial Revolution through World War II. Students will also focus on Africa, India, the Middle East, China and Latin America. Within each unit, students will be provided the opportunity to engage in activities that provide for understanding of the cultural, institutional, and geographical relationships within the world. Students will actively engage in the study of specific themes that include: the impact of global interaction (trade, war, culture), the impact of technology and demography on people (population shifts, disease, economics), plus the systems of social and gender structure and stratification. Students will develop and enhance their literacy, verbal and written communication skills, through work samples, speeches, essays and analysis. Material will be tied to material covered in English.

 

MAA English 11

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 11

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to showcase the American literature that exemplifies human conflict found at the core of the nation’s growth. By investigating and reading the rich stories found in the past, students will communicate through writing a better understanding of the world around them. The thematic focus of this class is Crash! The Struggle For Equity in America. Students will work independently and in groups, searching for ways to understand and articulate the imbalances of power and the oppositional forces that contribute to inequitable situations. Content will include novels, short stories, non-fiction and poetry. Major works to be studied are The Crucible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Great Gatsby. Students will also participate in literature circles based on the Civil Rights movement, and the writing of a formal research paper.

 

MAA US History

Credit: 1.0

Grade: 11

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

Students will learn how to use Social Analysis skills and Historical Skills in this survey of American Experience from World War II and continuing through modern times. Students will not only focus on historical facts, but also on the themes of war, regionalism, power and change. Primary and secondary resources will be heavily utilized to further develop Historical analysis skills in looking at how the U.S. impacts the world in the ever-changing 21st century. . Additionally, students will develop and enhance their verbal and written communication skills through work samples, speeches, essays, and analysis. Overall, themes learned within this class will have a direct correlation to unit themes in students’ English class.

 

MAA Poets and Playwrights

Credit: 1.0 | ACC

Grade: 12

Course Length: Year

Prerequisite: None

This Language Arts class course will explore major poets and playwrights from the ancient world into the twentieth century, with a focus on presentation-focused literature. Students will read, write, research, create, present, and perform in relation to their studies. Major works will include The Poetics, Oedipus, Hamlet, and a A Doll’s House. Students will also study works by various poets. A major emphasis is placed on SAT preparation in reading and vocabulary and on college-readiness.

 

Approved Milwaukie High math classes for MAA students:

Informal Geometry

Pre-Calculus

Algebra 2

Calculus

FST