Grade 9 Course Offerings

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Required Courses

Ninth grade students are required to take one course from each category below.

English 9 or English 9 Honors

Algebra I Advanced

Geometry or Geometry Honors

Algebra II or Algebra II Honors

Biology or Biology Honors

Language or Language Honors

Lifetime Fitness, Wellness, and Health (PE)

Elective Courses

They should complete their schedules by choosing from the listings below:

One semester academic (Group I) courses:          


Foundations of the Western World

Foundations of World Cultures


Introduction to Religious Studies

Computer Science

Computer Science II: Media Computation & App Development (spring only)

Engineering II: Robotics


Creative Writing (Fall only)

One semester non-academic (Group II) courses:

Computer Science

Digital Media and Interactive Design (fall only)

Computer Science I: Foundations

Engineering I: Introduction to Engineering Design and Fabrication

Fine Arts

Foundations of Art



Printmaking I

Introduction to Digital Photography

History of Film

Critical Approaches to Film

Motion Picture Production

Theater Arts I

Design & Production I (Fall only) or Design & Production I Advanced (Spring only)



Ethical Leadership (Spring only)

Good v. Evil - Religious and Moral Themes in the Movies (Spring only and only if student took Introduction to Religious Studies in the fall)


Debate & Public Speaking

Directed Study

Driver's Education (Students may take Driver's Education during a scheduled directed study or study period) 

Full year non-academic (Group II) courses:

Fine Arts


Band or Ellington Band Honors

Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, or Lovett Singers Honors

Theater Arts I

Screenwriting I


Newspaper Journalism

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