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Integrated Health & Fitness

Integrated Health & Fitness is an in-depth evaluation of health and wellness, exploring all aspects of health, including physical, emotional, and social well-being. We cover anatomy and body systems as a basis for understanding the body. We take a refreshing look at diet; while examining in detail the components of food, we also simplify the

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Painting

The painting course introduces painting in terms of color and design, and explores representational skills as well as non-representational and abstract elements. This course helps develop basic skills and creative thinking, and students are asked to explore their creative thoughts in a written journal, and to conduct self-evaluations. Using acrylics, students learn to paint still

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Drawing and Design

In this Drawing and Design course, students are introduced to the primary concepts of drawing and design using exercises and readings designed to enhance artistic skills and appreciation. These drawing and design principles develop a student’s capacities to think creatively and to develop an eye for aesthetics. Exercises include gestural drawing, contour drawing, the use

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Integrated Drawing

Integrated Drawing is an experiential course that is designed to help students of all skill levels learn to draw. Students learn the basics of perspective, shading, proportion, color, and compositional balance. The majority of this course is built around exercises in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Comparing our “Integrated Drawing” and “Drawing

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Physics

This physics course combines traditional physics instruction with modern quantum theories of the nature of the universe. The subject is taught at an introductory level, which will allow the average student to grasp the concepts of Newton’s laws, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, optics, DC circuits, waves, electromagnetics, and special relativity. Prerequisite: Algebra II  

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Biology: The Study of Life

In this course, students will be immersed in the study of the living things that surround them. They’ll be learning how life is defined and how they fit into the whole picture. The course is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. There are 28 lessons over 36 weeks; lessons are 1, 1.5, or 2 weeks

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Environmental Science for a Changing World

Environmental Science for a Changing World introduces fundamental ecological concepts and explores the interactions between all living things, including humans, and our environment. Students learn about the biosphere, major biomes, ecosystems, chemical cycles, and the role of living things in ecosystems. In addition to learning about environmental problems, students explore practical alternatives for protecting the

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Calculus II

This one-semester, one-half-credit Oak Meadow course is a continuation of the full-year Calculus I course. It picks up where Calculus I ended and completes the final 1/3 of the Saxon textbook, Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry. Together, the Oak Meadow Calculus I and Calculus II courses cover the topics on the AP Calculus BC

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Calculus I

Saxon Calculus I focuses on all the topics normally covered in an Advanced Placement AB-level calculus program. The text begins with a thorough review of those mathematical concepts and skills required for calculus. In the early problem sets, students practice setting up word problems they will later encounter as calculus problems. The problem sets contain

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