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2017-2018 (12th grade, 16-17 years old)

At Colorado Early Colleges charter high school (all classes at/through Front Range Community College)

Fall semester classes:
- Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 202)
- Interpersonal Communications (COM 125)
- Calculus-based Physics (PHY 211)

PE
- Archery (JOAD tournament team) (2-3 practices/week, plus monthly tournaments Oct-Mar)

Spring semester classes:
- Calculus-based Physics II (PHY 212)
- Music Appreciation (MUS 120)
- General Psychology I (PSY 101)

 

2016-2017 (11th grade, 15-16 years old)

Still at Colorado Early Colleges charter high school (though classes were at Front Range Community College)

Fall semester classes:
- Calculus II (MAT 202)
- Intro to Java Programming (CSC 160)
- Chemistry (CHE 111)

PE
- Archery (JOAD tournament team) (2-3 practices/week, plus monthly tournaments Oct-Apr)

Spring semester classes:
- Career Readiness (CEC required course)
- Intro to Java Programming II (CSC 161) 
- Calculus III w/Engineering Applications (MAT 204)
- Economics (ECON 101) 

 

2015-2016 (10th grade, 14-15 years old)

Still at Colorado Early Colleges charter high school

Fall semester classes:
- College English (ENG 122)
- College World Mythology (HUM 115)
- College 20th Century World History (HIS 247)
- Spanish 1

PE
- Archery (JOAD tournament team) (1-2 practices/week, plus monthly tournaments Oct-Apr)

Spring semester classes:
- College Logic (PHI 113)
- College US History to Reconstruction (HIS 121)
- College Calculus (on the FRCC campus) (MAT 201)
- Spanish II 

 

2014-2015 (9th grade, 13-14 years old)

Noah started at Colorado Early Colleges charter high school this year. (He was able to begin a year early after testing in.)

Fall semester classes:
- Algebra 2
- Macro-Biology
- Geometry
- English 090 

PE
- Archery (JOAD tournament team) (1-2 practices/week, plus monthly tournaments Oct-Apr)

Spring semester classes:
- College Trigonometry (MAT 122)
- College Computer Programming (CSC 119)
- College English (ENG 121)
- Chemistry 

 

2013-2014 (7th grade, 12-13 years old)

MATH
- Art of Problem Solving, Algebra
- Art of Problem Solving, Counting & Probability
- Art of Problem Solving, Number Theory 

READING
- assigned monthly reading

SPELLING
- All About Spelling, levels 6-7 

GRAMMAR
- Analytical Grammar, seasons 1-3 

WRITING
- Beyond the Book Report
- Killgallon, Sentence Composing for Middle School 

VOCABULARY
- All About Homophones
- Word Roots, A1-A2 

WORLD HISTORY
Story of the World, Volume 3 

US HISTORY
Story of US, books 4-7
Critical Thinking in US History, New Republic to Civil War 

SCIENCE
- Human Body Detectives, Circulatory & Nutrition units 
- Ellen McHenry, The Elements
- Ellen McHenry, Carbon Chemistry 

GEOGRAPHY
US State Abbreviations 
- How The States Got Their Shapes  

MUSIC 
- Guitar & piano (on his own)

PE
- Swim team (twice a week throughout the school year, plus monthly meets)
- Archery (JOAD tournament team) (1-2 practices/week, plus monthly tournaments Oct-Apr)

ART
- Art is Fundamental

ECONOMICS
- Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and study guide 

WORLD VIEW
- Sacred Stories & supplemental materials 

TYPING
- Type Fu online program 

 

 

2012-2013 (6th grade, 11-12 years old)

MATH
- Teaching Textbooks, Pre-Algebra
- Art of Problem Solving, Pre-Algebra 

READING
- assigned monthly reading 

SPELLING
- All About Spelling, Levels 5-6 

GRAMMAR
- Michael Clay Thompson, Level 2
- Growing With Grammar, Level 5 

WRITING
- Winning With Writing, Level 5
- Writing Magic 

WORLD HISTORY
- Story of the World, Volume 2 

US HISTORY
- Story of US, books 1-3
- Critical Thinking in US History, Colonies to Constitution 

SCIENCE
- Elemental Science, Earth Science & Astronomy, Intermediate Level 

GEOGRAPHY
- Expedition Earth 
- US State Abbreviations 

MUSIC 
- Guitar (once a week classes at LEAP)

PE
- Swim team (twice a week throughout the school year, plus monthly meets)
- Archery (JOAD tournament team) (1-2 practices/week, plus monthly tournaments Oct-Apr)

LEAP (one day a week enrichment program)
- Science & Technology
- Middle School Chemistry
- Cooking
- Time Travelers (ancient civilizations)
- History Quest (different ancient civilizations)
- Guitar