Online Course Offerings: 2017-2018 School Year

Please note: These courses are offered only to Bullis students.

AP Calculus AB

Description: This fully online, yearlong course is presented at the college level and is designed to successfully prepare the student to take the Advanced Placement examination. The study of calculus continues with the derivative applied to velocity and acceleration problems and to related rates problems, anti-derivative procedures, basic differential equations, the definite integral, the integral applied to area and volume problems, the calculus of the trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. In this course, assignments consist of watching instructional videos, practicing problems and synthesizing material to prepare for exams. Students should plan to spend 8-10 hours working online each week. Prerequisite: Honors Functions and departmental approval. Credit: 1

AP Psychology

Description: This yearlong course is the fully online learning delivery of AP Psychology—the systematic and scientific examination of the behavioral and mental processes of human beings and other animals. It allows students to explore the theories, principles and focus of each of the major subfields of psychology. During their course of study, students identify, investigate and apply the concepts and methods psychologists use to explore the processes involved in normal and abnormal thinking and behavior. Students should plan to spend 8-10 hours working online each week. Students will be prepared to take the AP Psychology exam. Credit: 1

Biology

Description: In this yearlong fully online course, students will examine how living things function and interact with their environment. Collaboration, scientific inquiry, laboratory explorations and discovery are central to this course. Activities include designing controlled experiments and laboratory investigations. Technology integration includes generating video microscopy, webquests and online collaborations. Course topics include evolution, cell biology, biochemistry, genomics, biotechnology, biodiversity, ecology and how these topics inform advances in medicine and the sustainability of our planet. This course is open to students with strong aptitudes in science; students should plan to spend 6-8 hours working online each week. Credit: 1

Personal Finance

Description: This trimester, fully online course will teach students how to make practical financial decisions throughout their lives. Students will learn real financial life skills that they will be using throughout their lives, starting with the development of financial goals, including saving for college and retirement and money management. Students will learn to how to budget, balance their checkbook, complete tax forms, save, invest, and use credit. They will also learn the fundamentals of purchasing a home or a car including types of insurance plans. This course will provide students with a solid foundation for making sound financial decisions throughout their lives. Students should expect to spend 6-8 hours working online each week. Credit: 1/3

Public Health and Personal Wellness

Description: This trimester, fully online skills-based course examines a variety of topics that fall under personal health, mental health, health and safety, and public health, and is delivered completely online. Students will debate, research, discuss and even build nutrient molecules to develop an understanding of mental, physical, and emotional wellness. By the end of the course each student should have a better understanding of what health is and why it matters to each one of us. The knowledge and skills from this course are intended to positively influence critical thinking and adolescent decision making in order to promote a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. This course is a graduation requirement. On average, students can expect 6-8 hours working online each week. Credit: 1/3

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