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Category: 10th grade

Drawing for Architects, Designers and Engineers

Before creating a 3-D structure or object, the ability to transfer concepts from imagination to drawings is an important and necessary skill for architects, designers, and engineers. This course focuses on a variety of topics and skills including 1, 2 and 3-point perspective drawing, product rendering, how to draw interiors and exteriors, urban sketching, how to draw vehicles, and orthographic projection basics.   Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Game Design 

If you’ve ever been interested in creating your own game, this course is for you. Game design is about creating challenges, setting, and achieving goals, and making the world a better place. Games can bring people together or provide a private place for players to escape to. Students will work solo and in teams to create a variety of games including, but not limited to video games as they learn about digital design, audio design, 3d modeling, animation, programming, and project manageme... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

XR (Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality)

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are emerging technologies that lead to a wide variety of careers in the fields of engineering, education, games, architecture, and many others. In this course students will use a variety of cutting-edge technologies, such as the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift, to create experiences, worlds, and tools to solve problems and explore these constantly evolving technologies. Students will learn about 3d modeling, audio design and programming.   Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Multimedia Design

In this course students will learn the design process to create designs such as logos, digital illustration, infographics, 3d package design and web sites using online tools and professional level software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premier. This class focuses on user centered problem solving and developing creative, innovative solutions.   Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Robotics (Design, construct, and drive the bot) / Design

Robotics is a course that focuses on different aspects of engineering problem solving and design. This introductory course gives student an idea about the integration of mechanical components, electrical devices, and programming dynamics. Mechanical and electrical components that will be used are factory manufactured, but the idea is to get hands on experience using these together. To integrate the programming field, we will use “OnBot” also the form of “Blockly” slowl... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Facing History & Ourselves 

This is a one year course with resources that have been selected by Facing History and Ourselves that is sequenced in order to deepen the ethical and moral reasoning of students and to challenge their critical thinking and literacy skills. The course is divided into twelve sections that guide students through an in-depth study of the Holocaust and an intellectual and emotional journey through and exploration of universal themes that raise profound and disturbing questions about human behavior... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

French III HL  

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.   This course will... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

French III SL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.     ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

French II HL 

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.    &nbs... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

French II SL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.    &nbs... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Mandarin III HL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.  This course will int... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Mandarin III SL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.    This course will... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Mandarin II HL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.     ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Mandarin II SL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.     ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Mandarin I

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.     ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Spanish III HL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.  A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more.     ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Jan 27

Spanish III SL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more. This course will introduce students ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Jan 27

Math 10 SL

The MYP Math SL course is an integrated math course that will provide students with the presumed knowledge required for the IB course Mathematics SL. This course will prepare the student for the rigor and type of math that they will study in their DP course. This course concentrates on mathematics that includes advanced algebra techniques, coordinate geometry extended to three dimensions, advanced trigonometry including identities, probability and statistics, applications of exponents and log... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Chemistry HL, Grade 10

This course is designed for the student who might be interested in pursuing a science major in college and/or a career in the sciences. The course content is similar to Pre-Diploma Chemistry SL, except that this course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of fundamentals and the course content is covered at an accelerated pace. Computer technology is integrated into some of the units of the curriculum. Analytical thought is developed through the application of problem-solving skil... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Chemistry Studies, Grade 10

Prerequisite: Biology SL, Biology HL (with approval) This course is designed to prepare the student for college chemistry by providing the student with a fundamental understanding of the composition and structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Content from this survey course includes atomic structure, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, organic chemistry and acid-base. Analytical thought is developed through the application of problem-solving skills to che... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Physics SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry HL, Chemistry Studies (11th and 12th), Chemistry SL (11th & 12th) Physics SL provides a broad overview of introductory level physics topics that include: one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion (or projectile motion) with motion graphs, classical mechanics and analysis using Newton’s laws, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, work and power, simple harmonic motion, electricity, simple circuits, magnetism, optics, special relativity and b... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Physics HL

Prerequsite: Chemistry HL Physics HL provides an in-depth overview of introductory level physics topics that include: one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion (or projectile motion) with motion graphs, classical mechanics and analysis using Newton’s laws, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, work and power, simple harmonic motion, electricity, simple circuits, magnetism, optics, engineering principles and modern physics topics including both special and general relativit... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Chemistry SL

This course is designed to prepare the student for college chemistry by providing the student with a fundamental understanding of the composition and structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Content from this survey course includes atomic structure, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, and acid-base. Analytical thought is developed through the application of problem-solving skills to chemical computation and the use of the scientific metho... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Spanish II SL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more. This course will introduce students ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Spanish II HL

This course incorporates the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP): holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. A variety of engaging experiences will include but are not limited to direct teaching, projects, inquiry, discussions, peer evaluations, cooperative learning, differentiation, and practice through reading, writing, worksheets, games, songs, listening activities, and more. This course will introduce students ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Photography

This course involves the study of analog and digital photography as both an art form and a technical skill. Areas covered include the history of photography, composition, development of the photographic eye, basic camera techniques and analog photographic chemical processing in a lab environment. During this course, students will become accomplished users of Adobe Photoshop software, producing digital work that engages all the fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design in or... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Multimedia Arts

This course requires technical skills to integrate two or more forms of media. Students are provided an introduction to the creation of original digital works in the disciplines of logo design, digital illustration, infographic design, web design, animation, stop motion animation, and video editing using software applications such as Adobe CC, and iMovie, as well as HTML coding, CSS coding, and various other computer software applications and processes. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Ceramics

This course is intended for those studying ceramics for the first time. Students will explore a variety of hand-building techniques, including pinch, slab, coil, and extruded forms. The primary emphasis is on studio work leading to a portfolio of finished functional and non-functional pieces by the end of the first term. Students will be able to create as well as appreciate expressive, beautiful three-dimensional clay forms. Students will develop an understanding of other cultures and periods... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Advanced Photography

This course is intended exclusively for students who have a sincere and enduring interest in the art of photography and involves the advanced use of a 35mm film camera, a digital camera, and Adobe Photoshop software skills in the pursuit of successful, varied forms of art photography. Students are required to reflect on the progress of their work by journaling and will encounter conceptual filters and scenarios as starting points for their creative expression in photography. The course conclu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Digital Illustration

In this course, students will learn a wide variety of techniques for creating digital art. Some of these techniques are like traditional artistic media, while others would be impossible in any other medium. Students will use professional software such as Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint to paint with pixels and create digital illustrations that tell a story and convey emotions. Previous artistic knowledge and skill is a benefit but is not required.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Digital Video & Film Studies

In this course, students will learn the process of digital video production. They’ll learn the basics of filming, editing, and audio production while they create a wide variety of video projects such as commercials, promotional trailers, training videos and a short film. They’ll learn common film industry terms and techniques and examine classic films to analyze what makes them successful. Students use professional editing software Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Aud... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Atelier HL – Painting and Color Studies

The Michelangelo Project-Atelier HL (Years 2 – 6) offers realistic painting training. Concentrating on painting in color, it trains artists to high technical levels by studying the techniques of past and living master artists. The instructor regularly presents painting demonstrations and individual critiques. An understanding of color theory is essential for success in all color media- traditional wet or dry media, or digital painting. Intermediate level artists first study color theory... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Aug 16

Atelier SL - Realistic Drawing with Printmaking, Sculpting or Calligraphy

Elective - Realistic Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpting and Calligraphy  Drawing is often referred to as “the grammar of art”, because if you can draw well, you can paint well, sculpt well, or successfully render from imagination. Regardless of the instrument an artist uses, be it traditional or digital, the skill of drawing is key to success in the visual arts. Solid drawing skills are an integral and important part of IB Visual Arts, and observational drawing is consistently ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Aug 16

Art Studio Apprentice

Art Studio Apprentice            One Year                                     Grades 9-12 Prerequisite:  Teacher approval required Designed for a small number of motivated advanced artists interested in studio management and art materials, this course introduces students to ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Aug 16

Concert Band

This course offers the opportunity to further instrumental music or band instruction begun in Middle School. Students will also continue their study of basic music theory skills, the keyboard, and music history. As students elect to continue the study of music, the student will be presented with greater challenges technically and musically. Emphasis is placed upon technical development and authentic stylistic interpretation of literature in addition to understanding the elements of music (i.e... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre

This is an introductory class that explores all things theatre- onstage and off. Students will explore theatre history by gaining insight into the theatre of the past, present and future; participate in active learning sessions as they learn to paint with color and light in our theatrical design unit; and test their acting skills in our Scene study unit. This class is great for those with interest in theatre and who may plan on becoming involved in the DP Theatre Arts classes their Junior and... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre Production

This course presents students with basic design concepts in sets, lights and sound, along with instruction in the elements of stage direction. Students will practice and develop their skills in these areas which will be assessed as their work is utilized in actual staged performances during the fall US Production), winter (MS Musical) and Spring (US Musical, One Acts, LS Musical). Admission into this class is through Instructor Permission; and since this is a "Kinetic" class, On-lin... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Chorus

The Upper School Chorus performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary choral literature in concerts both on and off-campus throughout the school year. In preparation for these performances, students will contrast and compare the stylistic characteristics of the works performed and associate various musical styles with other academic disciplines such as history and language arts. In this course students will acquire sight-singing skills, knowledge of music theory, and proper singing te... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Dance Performance

Dance Performance is a course designed for dancers to expand on their training by developing technique, exploring choreography, and honing their performance skills. The Fall trimester of Dance Performance will be spent exploring the choreographic and rehearsal process as preparation for performance. Students will learn both well-known and new works of choreography in a diverse range of genres that include jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and lyrical dance. In the Winter and Spring trimesters, stu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Dance For Athletes

This class is tailored specifically for the advanced athlete who wishes to increase their strength, agility, focus, and flexibility. Using a classical dance syllabus and the science behind biomechanics, athletes will gain higher levels of body awareness, a greater understanding of small motor skills, improved balance, and multiple techniques for developing more efficient lateral movement. This course's emphasis on precision— the exact placement of the head, arms, hands, legs, and fe... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Industrial Design

This course seeks to expand student understanding of design theory as it relates to the three-dimensional world. Through a hands-on approach, students will explore modeling, carving, and assemblage while working primarily in wire, paper, Bristol board, corrugated board and foam core. Students will explore concepts of modularity, sequence and series, relief, contour, structure and symmetry. We will examine the function of space, volume, mass, plane, and line by solving design problems. The mai... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Product Design & Development

This course explores the interdisciplinary aspects of product design and development. Topics include human-centered design, concept generation, classical design, Eco-design, material science, design-for-manufacturing, and design-for-disassembly. Approaches to marketing, design, and manufacturing will be emphasized. By completing hands-on projects, students will gain an appreciation for multiple industrial practices and for the essential roles played by various members of product development t... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Intro To System Design

Introduction to System Design is a course that focuses on the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. This course gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts on coding and implementation through active lessons and projects that will challenge students to think and develop interpersonal skills. It allows students to develop strategies to enable... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Programming As A Second Language

This is a first-year course in programming and introduces students to the concepts of data types, methods, and variables. Topics include conditional statements and loops, along with both searching and sort algorithms. The mechanics of running, testing and debugging code will be discussed. Students will learn to think through algorithms by both daily formative assignments and larger summative coding projects. No prior coding experience is necessary. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Yearbook Design

Students in this course will explore and apply the history, elements, principles, and aesthetics of two-dimensional design technology as well as classical tools and processes to execute a real-world product for publication, the Lausanne Yearbook, Horizons. Students who apply for this course will be required to attend some activities outside of normal school hours, for a grade, and also sell ads for the publication. Students are also encouraged to own their own digital cameras. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16