High School

2018-19 Course Descriptions (in alphabetical order)

Accounting and Finance (Mixed grades High School)

Accounting is the discipline of communication, analysis and interpretation of financial information for the making of appropriate and informed decisions.Accounting involves analysing and interpreting financial information for decision-making purposes. Accounting course   aims to develop learners’ knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and ability to make meaningful and informed personal and collaborative financial decisions in economic and social environments.

Accounting equips learners with the skills and basic knowledge to control and interpret personal, small and larger enterprises’ finances and resources to obtain desired returns on any investment. Learning in this subject enables learners to continue with their studies in further and/or higher education institutions and professional bodies, in the fields of financial, cost and managerial accounting and to develop skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to pursue different career paths.

This course covers the knowledge and understanding of the principles, concepts and regulations regarding financial accounting and the technical proficiency when using double – entry accounting techniques, as well as the preparation of basic financial statements

Context and purpose of financial reporting are

*Qualitative characteristics of financial reporting  

*The use of double -entry accounting system

* Recording of transactions

*Preparation of trial balance

*Preparation of basic financial statements

* Preparation of simple consolidated  financial statements

* Interpretation of financial statements

Albanian History and Culture

Këtë vit me lëndën e historisë shqiptare do të njohim mirë të parët tanë, mënyrën e jetesës së tyre, virtytet, gjendjen ekonomike e shoqërore, fiset, mbretëritë, zakonet, gjuhën, luftërat, fenë, marrëdhëniet me pushtuesit etj. Do të kuptojnë vazhdimësine iliro-shqiptare, do të njohim heronjtë shqiptarë si Skenderbeu, në kohë me te vjetra Pirro i Epirit, perandorë të mëdhenj ilirë, do të njohim rilindasit tanë, do të analizojmë shkaqet e luftës për zgjimin kombëtar, luftën për mbrojtjen territoriale etj. Krahas kësaj ne do të kemi mundësi t`i zhvillojme më shumë disa aftësi të cilat janë të dobishme edhe në të ardhmen si: të menduarit kritik, aftësitë hulumtuese, fokusim më i thellë në të shkruar, përdorim i drejtë i burimeve primare dhe sekondare.

AP Comparative Government and Politics (9-12)

The AP course in Comparative Government and Politics introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of country settings. The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes. Comparison assists both in identifying problems and in analyzing policymaking. For example, we only know that a country has a high population growth rate or serious corruption when we compare it to other countries. Careful comparison of political systems produces useful knowledge about the institutions and policies countries have employed to address problems, or, indeed, what they have done to make things worse. We can compare the effectiveness of policy approaches to poverty or overpopulation by examining how different countries solve similar problems. Furthermore, by comparing the political institutions and practices of wealthy and poor countries, we can begin to understand the political consequences of economic well-being. Finally, comparison assists explanation. Why are some countries stable democracies and not others? Why do many democracies have prime ministers instead of presidents?

In addition to covering the major concepts that are used to organize and interpret what we know about political phenomena and relationships, the course should cover specific countries and their governments. Six countries form the core of the AP Comparative Government and Politics course: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. By using these six countries, the course can move the discussion of concepts from abstract definition to concrete example, noting that not all concepts will be equally useful in all country settings.

Art (Elective mixed class of grades 9-12)

In this course, students will develop and expand visual literacy skills, organize ideas from the environment utilizing critical thought, imagination, and the senses to observe and explore the world by learning about, understanding, and applying the elements of art, principles of design, and expressive qualities. In this course students will:

  • Identify and understand the Elements of Art: line, shape, color, texture, form, space, and value as the fundamentals of art in personal artworks.
  • Students will identify and understand the Principles of Design including emphasis,

repetition/pattern, movement/rhythm, contrast/variety, balance, proportion,

unity in personal artworks

  • Record visual ideas about their environment and experiences in a sketchbook as

evidence of planning for original works.

  • Make judgments about the expressive properties of artworks, using art vocabulary accurately.

 

Art (Middle School Grades 6,7,8)

 

Business Entrepreneurship-(Elective mixed class of grades 9-12)

This course is designed to help students evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. Students will learn about themselves, their decisions and goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives.Students will also be introduced to this subject from  an economic perspective and the concepts of environmentally sustainable practices and social entrepreneurship The students will:

– identify the critical factors that are used to identify business startup ideas – including forms of ownership.

– identify and evaluate methods of entering an entrepreneurship venture – including but not limited to starting a new venture, buying an existing business, or becoming a franchisee.

– identify the financial, marketing, legal, human resource, operations, and general management skills that are necessary to successfully launch and operate a successful new venture.

– identify the critical concepts of business planning that are used to:

– increase the chances for business success;

– seek out financing sources; and

– develop a “blueprint” for a new venture.

 

AP Capstone and Seminar (Grade 12)

 

Drama (Grades 6,7,8)

Drama is an art form rooted deep in the history of humanity. It is an integral part of our global history and contemporary collective identity. Drama provides opportunities to explore and expand upon our knowledge of individual and social identity, historical perspectives, spiritual beliefs, and cultural diversity. In this course, students will study several aspects of Drama, from its history to its practice. The collaborate and project-based curriculum will allow students to engage in creative, improvised, as well as structured participation while simultaneously learning about contributions of drama on today’s society. The study of drama will challenge students to enhance their abilities in communication, collaboration, imagination, and reflection.

Drama (Grades 9,10,11,12)

Drama is an art form rooted deep in the history of humanity. It is an integral part of our global history and contemporary collective identity. Participation in the performing arts is a way for students to learn about themselves, value creativity, develop an understanding of the human condition, understand the contribution of the performing arts to societies, and develop commitment, responsibility, sensitivity, esteem, and pride through performance. This course will provide opportunities for students to explore theatre skills and techniques that they can apply to other areas of their life, such as public speaking, communication, collaboration, and reflection. Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre through projects, including the creation and performance of short scenes and ensemble acting. Additional studies will include improvisation, film, and theatre critique.

English (AP Language and Composition Grades 11 and 12)

This course offers a rigorous preparation for college level writing and emulates a first-year college composition class by preparing students to “write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives” (College Board). Students should expect to devote sufficient time and energy to complete rigorous coursework—reading and discussion assignments, extensive writing, AP test preparation, vocabulary, use of rhetoric, collaborative language arts assignments, and peer/group discussion activities. Students will read and analyze a wide range of non-fiction texts—from newspaper editorials, to travel writing, to literary nonfiction and biographies. Although most of the texts for the course are non-fiction, some works of fiction will be studied. In terms of reading, students will learn how to analyze and critique a wide range of nonfiction texts. Students will become familiar with the rhetorical strategies that make for effective, persuasive writing. Specific attention will be paid to the development and analysis of a written argument. Students will learn how to identify the elements of a strong argument and will grow to improve their own written arguments. Furthermore, in terms of writing, students will improve their mastery of standard written English and will grow in their ability to produce “analytic and argumentative compositions that introduce a complex idea and develop it” through the use of evidence. Students will continue to develop their ability to revise their own writing and are expected to read critically, think analytically, use internet source wisely, and communicate clearly in writing and speaking for academic and everyday life. This course is organized according to the requirements and guidelines set by current AP English Course Description and will teach skills needed to earn a qualifying score on the Advanced Placement test.

English (AP Literature Grade 12)

English (Grade 12)

This course focuses on reading, writing and analysis of a wide range of texts, which include literary works such as novels, short stories, poems, and plays, nonfiction prose, historical documents, film and speeches.

Through both formal and informal writing assignments, students practice a variety of methods for reading and analyzing these texts. They consider how both personal experience and other contexts shape reader’s understanding of a text, and they examine how language reflects the values and structures of the culture which is produced.

The writing process is emphasized in this course and students practice various strategies for generating and focusing ideas, as well as for drafting, revising, and for peer editing papers.

In the formal assignments of the course, students either employ analytical methods for critical reading or they combine close reading with contextual analysis grounded in research.

–          Teaching/Learning strategies vary throughout an individual class and the course

–          Textbooks and materials include a diversity of style and length such as novels and short stories, non-fiction and essays.  

English (Grade 9 and 10)

For language acquisition, learners should master reading, writing, speaking and listening, therefore we focus on reading, writing and analysis of a wide range of texts, which include literary works such as novels, short stories, poems, and plays, nonfiction prose, historical documents, watch film and speeches.

In this class we use the communicative approach and involve learners in real communication fostering their natural strategies for language acquisition and helping them to learn to use the language. Our classroom activities are characterized by trying to produce meaningful and real communication, lessons are more learner-centered and we try to use authentic materials.

English as a Second Language (ESL)-

ESL classes are designed to help students with problems in English. Students on this class learn based on the level they belong. Students that are learning English from the beginning, they will be introduced to basic structures and vocabulary of the English. On this group students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills.  They expand oral comprehensibility and write complete sentences, a standard paragraph, and short content-based essays.Students that already speak English but they need to improve, will have an extension of the skills learned previously as a Basic User. It focuses on syntax, continued vocabulary development, reading, listening comprehension, speaking and pronunciation skills, and writing multiple-paragraph compositions that demonstrate organization of ideas, use of a thesis statement, and supportive elements. Intensive grammar instruction that supports academic writing skills is emphasized.

English 8th Grade

Students have the opportunity to practice reading, writing, speaking and listening while engaging in class discussion, doing research, presenting to class, and spending time pleasure reading.  They will open their minds by analyzing poetry, learning to become organized essay writers, become involved in a historical fiction book, write an issue paper regarding that book, and analyze short stories. In addition to all of this, they will be working on perfecting grammar and spelling.

English 7th Grade

Throughout the year, students will be perfecting grammar and spelling while building their writing skills in essays and learning to analyze short stories by reading and writing short stories using descriptive characters and compelling language.  Students will also have the opportunity to listen and take part in a dramatic friendship novel and reflect on what friendship means to them in an organized essay about the book.

English 6th Grade

Students in 6th Grade will begin the year with a poetry novel that will enhance creative poetry writing, analyzing, and the presentation of their own poems.  They will then take part in a realistic fiction novel where their listening and note taking skills will strongly develop for all their academic needs. In addition to these skills, they will learn to write a comparison paper regarding the story.  After learning to write an organized essay, students will write and present an instructional “how to” paper. Next, students will have an opportunity to learn about Greek Mythology while they study this time period in history class. All of this will take place while students are sharpening their grammar and spelling skills.

French Language (High School & Middle School)

The French language courses are designed to develop language proficiency through the use of the listening, speaking reading and writing skills. Additionally, student will examine the target cultures to develop a cross- cultural understanding and appreciation.  Students will engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. At all stages, assessment is an integral part of planning and learning. In planning their programs, teachers will develop the language throughout : Listening, Speaking,  Reading, Writing

Develop:

Listening skills through continuous aural input.

-Speaking skills by producing sounds to express meaning.

-Reading skills by deriving meaning from the written symbols.

-Writing skills by using symbols of the language to express meaning

Geography (Grade 9)

The planet Earth is an amazing and beautiful place, full of both natural and human wonders. This year in Geography we will be exploring the fundamentals of physical and human geography. Geography is part science and part social science, and this year we will find where and why they meet.

German 1 and 2 (Grades 10,11, and 12)

This course is designed for the beginner student who has no previous knowledge of German. The aim of the course is to enable students to function at the basic everyday survival level (basic vocabulary, grammar, phonetics, syntax). The course features basic German language structures in order to enable the student to communicate in everyday settings. Our goal is not to list rules and words, but the students should be able to speak and understand German.

Global Perspectives (Elective mixed class of grades 10-12)

This is a course that belongs to the area of social studies. Global Perspectives course is intended to provide general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities such as reason, judgment, problem solving, and leadership as opposed to professional or vocational skills in areas of global issues, social and ethical issues, and leadership.Through the Global Perspectives course students are introduced to the possibilities and benefits of interdisciplinary learning by investigating in-depth particular issues or topics from different angles and making decisions with a well developed moral conscience.

Global perspectives course aims to :

  •         foster independence and interdependence
  •         develop personal identity
  •         develop global citizenship
  •          promote unity and diversity
  •          cultivate moral and intellectual virtue
  •          address urgent social problems and  human dilemmas
  •         help students understand the world or motivate them to change it

Graphic Design (High School)

This course is designed to give students an understanding of and practical application of Adobe Photoshop CC techniques and the offset printing press. Adobe Photoshop CC is one of the most powerful layout programs for professional desktop publishers and graphic designers. This is the process of creating documents that look like a professionally designed and printed product, which includes inserting: photos, graphics and line drawings for the text copy. Students will produce and will be assessed on many projects that include creating an original layout for a newsletter, catalogue, logos and brochures as well as designing and crafting effective promotional pieces, publications and digital art. In addition, students gain foundational knowledge of the processes behind commercial printing operations and scanning techniques.


Gjuhë dhe Letërsi Shqipe I (Klasa e X) – Albanian Literature and Language I (Grade X)

Në këtë klasë nxënësi duhet të zhvillojë njohuritë kulturore, letrare dhe gramatikore të fituara në klasat e mëparshme, të mënjanojë dobësitë morfosintaksore dhe drejtshkrimore që pengojnë përdorimin korrekt të gjuhës, të detajeve dhe strukturave më të përgjithshme e komplekse, duke filluar nga fjalia e deri te teksti. Në të njëjtën kohë do të gjejë vend edhe aplikimi i dijeve të përvetësuara nga letërsia, kultura e gjuha, nëpërmjet formave të ndryshme të krijimtarisë; të eseve, punimeve të ndryshme shkollore, punës praktike etj.

Synimet kryesore të kësaj lënde janë: përvetësimi i dijeve, formimi gjuhësor, formimi kulturor, zotërimi i gjuhës amtare dhe njohja e letërsisë kombëtare.

Nxënësi do të pasurojë të shprehurit dhe të dëshmojë dije për gjuhën, letërsinë dhe kulturën. Ai do të lexojë, të dëgjojë dhe të flas, që të mund të zhvillojë shkathtësi për mendimin kritik, duke krijuar individualitet të pavarur dhe një botë të pasur shpirtërore.

Gjuhë dhe Letërsi Shqipe II (Klasat XI dhe XII) – Albanian Literature and Language II (Grades XI and XII)

Në këtë klasë nxënësi duhet të zotërojë njohuritë kulturore, letrare dhe gramatikore të fituara në klasat e mëparshme, të demonstrojë shkathtësi morfosintaksore, drejtshkrimore e silistike për përdorimin korrekt të gjuhës, të detajeve dhe strukturave të përgjithshme e komplekse, duke filluar nga fjalia e deri te teksti.

Në këtë frymë, duhet të zotërohen njohuri kulturore e letrare nga letërsia kombëtare e fundshekullit XIX, shekullit XX,  si dhe të Letërsisë Bashkëkohore. Përmes tyre do të zhvillohen edhe shkathtësitë e komunikimit në fushat profesionale. Në të njëjtën kohë do të gjejë vend edhe aplikimi i dijeve të përvetësuara nga letërsia, kultura e gjuha, nëpërmjet formave të ndryshme të krijimtarisë; të eseve, punimeve të ndryshme shkollore, punës praktike etj.

Rritja e shkallës së zotrimit të gjuhës amtare dhe formimi letrar e kulturor i nxënësit janë ndër synimet themelore për këtë klasë. Kjo pritet të realizohet nëpërmjet shkathtësive të komunikimit, leximit, analizës e vlerësimit të llojeve të teksteve, letrare e jo letrare.

 

Gjuhë shqipe e letërsi( Klasa 6,7 dhe 8) – Albanian language

Qëllimi i mësimit të gjuhës shqipe në këtë nivel të klasës së gjashtë është:

  •         Përforcimi  dhe zhvillimi i njohurive të përvetesuara më parë, sic jane:
  •         Zhvillimi i shkathtësive të komunikimit në situata të ndryshme
  •         Zhvillimi i kulturës gjuhësore dhe formimi  kulturor.
  •         Zhvillimi emocional, krijues dhe estetik  përmes shkathtësive të komunikimit.
  •         Zhvillimi i vetëbesimit dhe të menduarit e pavarur
  •         Zhvillimi i përdorimit të gjuhës letrare
  •         Përgaditja e nxënësit për të mësuar gjatë gjithë jetës

Lënda e gjuhes shqipe per klasen e shtate  mesohet me qellim qe nxenesi:

  •         Të përvetësojë  dhe të zgjerojë kulturen dhe mënyëen e përdorimit të shkathtësive të komunikimit
  •         Të thellojë për të bërë analiza dhe përgjithësime për tekste letare dhe joletrare
  •         Të thellojë dhe të zgjerojë njohuritë e sistemit gjuhësor
  •         Përgaditja e nxënësit për të mësuar gjatë gjithe jetës

   

Lënda e gjuhës shqipe për klasën e tetë  mësohet me qëllim që nxënësi:

  •         Të zgjerojë kulturën e gjuhës dhe të përdorë drejt shkathtësitë e komunikimit
  •         Të aftësohet për të analizuar, gjykuar dhe  vlerësuar tekste letare dhe joletrare
  •         Të thellojë,  të zgjerojë dhe të praktikojë njohuritë e sistemit gjuhësor
  •         Përgaditja e nxënësit për të mësuar gjatë gjithë jetës

 

Health

This course is an introduction to a healthy lifestyle through developing the appropriate decision making processes. Health will teach students to understand how their actions and decisions affect their health,fitness, personal wellbeing and development. Students will apply their learning to make positive, healthy decisions in all areas of life. This Health program will improve each student’s individual life and will also benefit our society by producing responsible young leaders for the future.

The Health course aims to promote wellness, health literacy, and positive health behavior in young adults. At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • understand concepts related to  healthy living promotion and disease prevention
  • demonstrate the ability to access valid health information, products and services
  • practice health-improving behaviors and reduce health risks
  • analyze the influence of culture, media ,technology and other factors on health
  • use communication skills to improve health
  • use goal-setting and decision-making skills to improve health
  • advocate for personal, family and community healthy living

Information Technology (Middle School Grades 6,7,8)

Today’s students need to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and effective communicators who

are proficient in both core subjects (math, English, science, social studies) and new 21st century

skills. In the world of global collaboration, instant communication, and rapid advancements in

technology, it is imperative that students learn Information and Communication Technology

(ICT) knowledge and skills. Technology lessons will be infused to provide students with the hands on skills to complete tasks and solve problems. Emphasis will be placed on learning technology as a support, not as a means to an end.

Information Technology (9th grade)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts.  The content includes information technology career research; operating systems and software applications; electronic communications including e-mail and Internet services. This class will help students refine their reading, writing and proofreading skills, develop record keeping skills, learn about ethics, employability skills and how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and other software.

 

IT Advanced

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts and advanced computing skills necessary for work and communication in today’s society especially for those oriented in the IT career field. Students will learn safety, security, and ethical issues in computing and social networking. Students will learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Students will also learn the basic units of logic: sequence, selection, and loop. Students will gain experience in using commercial and open source languages, programs, and applications.

Journalism

This will be the introductory class to Journalism and focuses on reading, writing and analysis of a wide range of texts. Students will learn how to conduct an interview, develop quality questioning techniques, and write in journalistic style.  These skills are within specific topic writing areas of journalism: news, features, sports, culture and editorial. For purposes of this class students will work on news writing, including all methods and procedures required to write an authentic news story. Students’ work may be published on the school’s newspaper.

Math (Grades 6,7,8)

The ASK mathematics curriculum helps students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and communicators. Students learn to use a variety of tools, algorithms, and technologies to facilitate mathematical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Lessons include whole-group instruction, as well as small group, partner, and independent activities which provide opportunities for hands-on explorations, projects, games, and on-going individual practice. Our young mathematicians make sense of the world through math. There is an emphasis on sharing strategies and their reasoning behind the methods they choose to use. Math is integrated into daily classroom routines and every subject area.

Math (Grade 9)

The ASK mathematics curriculum helps students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and communicators. Students learn to use a variety of tools, algorithms, and technologies to facilitate mathematical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Lessons include whole-group instruction, as well as small group, partner, and independent activities which provide opportunities for hands-on explorations, projects, games, and on-going individual practice. Our young mathematicians make sense of the world through math. There is an emphasis on sharing strategies and their reasoning behind the methods they choose to use. Math is integrated into daily classroom routines and every subject area. This course will be a study of the language, concepts, and techniques of Algebra that will prepare students to approach and solve problems following a logical succession of steps. Skills taught in the course lay groundwork for upper level math and science courses and have practical uses.

Math (Grade 10)


This course is a study of the language, concepts, and techniques of Algebra that will prepare students to approach and solve problems following a logical succession of steps. Skills taught in the course lay groundwork for upper level math and science courses and have practical uses.

Math (Grade 11)

Algebra 2 is a course that extends the content of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function. It emphasizes the importance of mathematics through the development and application of extended algebraic concepts and skills. An underlying theme throughout the curriculum is the concept of a mathematical function. Students will study several different kinds of algebraic functions including linear functions, quadratic functions, cubic functions etc. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of a complex number and imaginary number and how they fit into our mathematical system.

Math (Grade 12)

The primary aims of the course are to help students develop new problem solving and critical reasoning skills and to prepare them for further studies in mathematics, the physical sciences, economics or engineering. Students will increase awareness of the importance of mathematics in the modern world.

They will become more confident of their ability of work with advanced mathematical concepts and relationships. They will learn how to think systematically and use the precise logic required for advanced mathematical problem solving. By the end of this course student will develop critical thinking and decision making skills by connecting concepts to practical applications needed to be productive members of society.

Physical Education (Middle School)

Students will be taking part in variety of sports and activity throughout the semesters, some of the more traditional sports, some fitness activities as well as activities that can be enjoyed throughout the life. We will strive to keep the students as physical active as possible during the class time while helping them develop the skill, confidence and knowledge to become and remain active for a lifetime.

Physical Education High School(Grade 12)


The High School Physical Education curriculum will concentrate on all areas of physical development. Classes will stress the importance of student participation and sportsmanship while learning and performing various skills – along with encouraging students about nutritional needs.Throughout physical activity and sport students of this age will gain knowledge of new technical and tactical branches in the certain areas.They will be adapted to new situations and specifically gain new experiences, making efforts to find better choices in specific situations of physical activities. The knowledge gained through physical activities enable students to know how to behave within

Physical Education High School (Mixed Grades 9-11)

Photography/Yearbook

This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography.  Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photo editing software. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period.  They will be allowed to go outside and shoot assignments, based on what they are learning. Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be daily reviews of photos students have shot the previous day(s). They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not.Once they have completed the learning stage of photography, students will begin the compilation and organization for designing the Yearbook 2018/2019.

Preparation of this book will be almost completely work and commitment of photography class students.

Science (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

As we enter another exciting year of Science we will look closer at the preliminary stages of each branch of science. Each class will cover a specific branch and by the end of middle school, our graduates should have a deeper understanding of each discipline of science. Students will be focused on Investigate problems and find a solution supported by data and evidence, interpret and communicate scientific information, learn how to solve problems in a team atmosphere ,and connect science to other core subjects and the real world and see how different disciplines of science are related to the issues in everyday life.

Science (General-Grade 9 )

Throughout the year this course provides an opportunity for students to develop scientific process skills, laboratory techniques, and an understanding of the fundamental principles of scientific inquiry across the disciplines of science.  Students will explore biological science, basic chemistry and earth science. Throughout this course, students will be using the scientific method to organize and analyze information during scientific observation.

Science (Biology-Grade 10)

 This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Biology is devoted to the study of living things and their processes. Throughout the year this  course provides an opportunity for students to develop scientific process skills, emphasis is on basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, classification, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels, and students should be able to demonstrate preparedness for college-level biology courses. Laboratory exercises focus on basic biological principles and microscope techniques. Students will explore :

  • Principles of Cell Biology-Structure and function
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Principles of Ecology and Evolution-Interactions between living organisms and their ecological roles
  • Exploring diversity-Introductions to the kingdoms of life

Science AP Biology (Grade 11 and 12)

The AP Biology Course provides a solid preparation for the AP Biology Exam and is equivalent to a two-semester university-level biology class. It is used as a good opportunity to earn placement credits for a college-level biology course, if student wants to major in life sciences. AP Biology draws an emphasis on science practices and thereby the course combines content, inquiry and reasoning in each learning objective. The key concepts and related content that define the AP Biology course are organized around a few underlying principles called the big ideas; where organismal diversity from microorganisms to plants and animals and the continuity of life through genetics and development are highlighted.

This course will guide students through lectures, readings, animations, laboratory exercises, and other resources to get prepared for the AP Biology Exam. Student knowledge is assessed through homework assignments and exams.

Science (Chemistry- Grade 11)

ASK Chemistry  curriculum helps students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and communicators.This course will provide you with a broad introduction to the field of Chemistry, one of the most excited sciences. Our journey in y Chemistry will be long but fun, will require hard work but will be beneficial first to you and than others around you.

Chemistry is the science of matter and its transformations. Within this sweeping concept are several big ideas which the science of chemistry routinely encompasses.

Everything you see, hear, smell, taste and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Understanding chemistry helps you understand the world around you. Chemistry is used by: people who make fireworks, scientists, artists, engineers, truck drivers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, physical therapists, plumbers, hairdressers, etc…

Although the material is very engaging, it is more than necessary for you to show commitment in this class in order to succeed. Through lectures, active participants, discussions, tests, games, laughs we will have fun, while learning about the field of Chemistry .

Science ( AP Chemistry- Grade 12)

The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. For some students, this course enables them to undertake, in their first year, second-year work in the chemistry sequence at their institution or to register in courses in other fields where general chemistry is a prerequisite. For other students, the AP Chemistry course fulfills the laboratory science requirement and frees time for other courses. AP Chemistry should meet the objectives of a good college general chemistry course. Students in such a course should attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical problems. The course should contribute to the development of the students’ abilities to think clearly and to express their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic. The college course in general chemistry differs qualitatively from the usual first secondary school course in chemistry with respect to the kind of textbook used, the topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations and the mathematical formulation of principles, and the kind of laboratory work done by students. Quantitative differences appear in the number of topics treated, the time spent on the course by students, and the nature and the variety of experiments done in the laboratory.  AP Chemistry course must be prepared to provide a laboratory experience equivalent to that of a typical college course.

Science ( Physics – Grade 12)

This course develops students understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion, different kinds of forces, energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyze the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Science (AP Physics-Grade 12)

AP PHYSICS is an algebra – based introductory college – level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore these topics: kinematics; dynamics; circular motion and gravitation; energy; momentum; torque and rotational motion; electric charge and electric force; DC Circuits; mechanical waves and sound; and optics.

This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to demonstrate the foundational physics principles and apply all seven science practices defined in the course framework.

Social Studies-Middle School (Ancient Civilizations,Grade 6)

Students will practice learning skills and basic research techniques for reading and writing about history. The course topics underscore the importance of historical legacies and the relationship between environmental factors on societies.  The time period spans prehistory through early civilizations. The year culminates with an in depth study of Ancient Rome. Areas of study include key facts, geographical details, culture, important achievements and legacies of specific civilizations.  Topics discussed are: hunters and gatherers, Mesoamerica, Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, Ancient China, World Religions, Ancient Greece and Rome. This class aims to support student abilities to identify cause and effect; apply geographical and map reading skills and  practice summarizing and analyzing skills.

Social Studies-Middle School (European History Fall of Rome- 1900, Grade 7)

Students will practice learning skills and basic research techniques for reading and writing about history. The course topics underscore the impact of conflict and change throughout history from the Fall of the Roman Empire until the Enlightenment and subsequent political and industrial revolutions.  Topics discussed are: causes of the decline of the Roman Empire; Germanic tribes; the Islamic Empire, the Mongols; growth of trade; the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Renaissance, Colonialism, African Empires and slavery; the Ottomans. This class aims to refine students’ skills for identifying and describing cause and effect; applying  geographical and map reading skills for understanding historical information; describing historical flows (cultural, economic and government); summarizing, and introducing analytic and persuasive writing skills.

Social Studies-Middle School (European History 1900- Present, Grade 8)

Students will practice and improve learning skills and basic research techniques for reading and writing about history.  The course topics highlight major innovations and their impact on every aspect of human life, from daily societal living to international exchanges (both peaceful and non peaceful, through treaties and war), and delves deeper into modern day nation states and the effects of this governmental structure on human societies and global flows (migration, cultural, economic, governmental, geographical).  Specific topics of study include: the Enlightenment, the Abolitionist movement, political and Industrial revolutions; World War I; Russian Revolution; events between the World Wars; World War II; The Cold War period; the breakup of Yugoslavia, hot spots in the news today and relevant international concepts such as: human rights, citizenship, global village, etc.. This class provides opportunities to practice and further develop understanding of cause and effect, describing global flows, making connections to modern day experiences and to refine summarizing, analyzing, persuasive and descriptive writing skills.

United States Government (Grade 12)

This year in United States Government, we will introduce you to ideas about institutional structures, political actors, and constitutional debates in American government and politics. We will explore the historical development and founding of the United States, connect the three branches of government to contemporary politics and elections, examine the role of race and gender in American politics, and critique the constitutional system. In addition to this, we will analyze other government systems in order to compare and better understand what makes a government strong.

United States History (Grade 11)

History is a series of choices made by people from all walks of life. Every event in human history occurred because there was a cause, a decision made, which resulted in an effect. In order to understand choices made in United States history, this course will cover United States history from its pre-colonial period beginning in 1492 to the present. It will cover political, diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, economic, social, and religious aspects of American history that have contributed to making the modern United States. In addition, this course focuses extensively on analyzing and interpreting primary and secondary sources in order to give students the necessary tools to sharpen their oral and written communication skills.

World History (Grade 10)

This year in World History, we will be exploring the origins of our modern world. We will be looking at the accidents, the contingencies, and the convergences that led to the geopolitical landscape we have today. We will study the relationships between societies and cultures Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East, and how those relationships shaped the global community we live in today.

World History AP (Grade 11)

This year in World History, we will be exploring the origins of our modern world. We will be looking at the accidents, the contingencies, and the convergences that led to the geopolitical landscape we have today. We will study the relationships between societies and cultures Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East, and how those relationships shaped the global community we live in today.

World Religions (Grade 11 and 12 only)

This course examines most of the major religious traditions of the world in terms of their history, worldviews, practices, goals and ideals. These include the religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and Europe (Protestant Christianity), commonly identified as “Western,” and the religions of South Asia (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism) and East Asia (Confucianism and Daoism), commonly identified as “Eastern.”This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage.

 

NAME/LAST NAME: _____________________________

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                                                                   SENIOR

                                      ASK Student Course Schedule 2018 – 2019

 

The following courses are MANDATORY for all SENIOR Students at the American School of Kosova for the academic year 2018 – 2019:

       – English                                – Math

       – Physics                                – U.S Government

       – Foreign Language               – P.E.

       – US History (For transfer Students)

 

Please select ONE (1) Foreign Language Course:

       ___ German 1                       __German 2 ___ French 1, __ French 2

Please select TWO (2) Elective Courses (rank them in order of your preference 1 – 2):

 

       ___ Business Entrepreneurship      ___ Business Accounting

       ___ Adv. IT                                    ___ ART

       ___ ART History                            ___ Drama

       ___ Global Perspective                   ___ Graphic Design

       ___ Photography/Yearbook            ___ Psychology/Sociology

       ___ Journalism

 

Please select your AP Courses (Prerequisites: MAP, GPA, Teacher Recommendation ):

       ___ AP English Language Grade 12     ___ AP English Literature Grade 12

       ___ AP Physics                                      ___ AP Calculus

       ___ AP Chemistry                                 ___ AP Comparative Gov’t/Politics

       ___ AP Biology                                     ___ AP Seminar CAPSTONE

 

NAME/LAST NAME: _____________________________

YOUR EMAIL: _____________________________

 

                                                                   JUNIOR

                                      ASK Student Course Schedule 2018 – 2019

 

The following courses are MANDATORY for all JUNIOR Students at the American School of Kosova for the academic year 2018 – 2019:

       – English                                – Math/Advanced Math

       – Chemistry                           – U.S History

       – Foreign Language               – Albanian Language

       – Health (For Transfer Students)

 

Please select ONE (1) Foreign Language Course:

___  German 1                  ___ French 1

Please select TWO (2) Elective Courses (rank them in order of your preference 1 – 2):

 

       ___ Business Entrepreneurship      ___ Business Accounting

       ___ Adv. IT                                    ___ ART

       ___ ART History                            ___ Drama

       ___ Global Perspective                   ___ Graphic Design

       ___ Photography/Yearbook            ___ Psychology/Sociology

       ___ Journalism                               ___ PE

 

Please select your AP Courses ((Prerequisites: MAP, GPA, Teacher Recommendation ):

___  AP English Language Grade 11          ___ AP World History           
___  AP Biology                                          ___ AP Seminar CAPSTONE

___ AP Comparative Gov’t/Politics

 

 

NAME/LAST NAME: _____________________________

YOUR EMAIL: _____________________________

 

                                                                 

SOPHOMORE

                                      ASK Student Course Schedule 2018 – 2019

 

The following courses are MANDATORY for all SOPHOMORE Students at the American School of Kosova for the academic year 2018 – 2019:

       – English                                – Math

       – Biology                               – World History

       – Albanian Language             – Albanian History

 

Please select TWO (2) Elective Courses (rank them in order of your preference 1 – 2):

 

       ___ Business Entrepreneurship      ___ Business Accounting

       ___ Adv. IT                                    ___ ART

       ___ ART History                            ___ Drama

       ___ Global Perspective                   ___ Graphic Design

       ___ Photography/Yearbook             ___ Journalism

        ___ PE                                          ___ Health

 

 

Please select your AP Courses (Kërkohen: MAP, GPA, Teacher Recommendation):

___ AP Comparative Gov’t/Politics

 

NAME/LAST NAME: _____________________________

YOUR EMAIL: _____________________________

 

                                                                FRESHMEN

                                      ASK Student Course Schedule 2018 – 2019

 

The following courses are MANDATORY for all FRESHMEN Students at the American School of Kosova for the academic year 2018 – 2019:

       – English                                – Math

       – General Science                  – Geography

       – IT                                        – Health

 

Please select TWO (2) Elective Courses (rank them in order of your preference 1 – 2):

 

       ___ Business Entrepreneurship      ___ Business Accounting

       ___ Journalism                               ___ ART

       ___ ART History                            ___ Drama

       ___ Global Perspective                   ___ Graphic Design

       ___ Photography/Yearbook            ___ PE