SECTION II ENGLISH

Required for graduation: All students must successfully complete four years English (four credits) and successfully complete a NYS Regents exam to graduate

SECTION III MATH

Required for graduation: All students must successfully complete three years (three Math credits) and successfully complete the NYS Math A exam to graduate. Performance in math can be significantly enhanced by the use of a graphing calculator. The NYS standards for math encourage the use of graphing calculators by students. We recommend that students purchase a one, which will be used throughout Math A, Math B and in college math courses.

Course Sequence in Mathematics

9th Grade: Math A1, Math A Regents, Math A Acc, Calculus & Math A Regents.
10th Grade: Math A2, Math B Acc & Math B Regents.
11th Grade: Math B1, Math B Regents & Pre Calculus/statistics.
12th Grade: Math B2.

Math A Accelerated Credits: 1 ½

This is a rigorous course with topics that include real numbers, operations and properties, problem solving, algebraic expressions and geometric formulas, signed numbers, solving equations, logic, operations with polynomials, algebraic fractions, and angle measure in geometry, congruence and transformations,ratio and proportion, probability, statistics, graphing equations, systems of equation, operations with radicals, quadratic equations, trigonometry of the right triangle, locus, and constructions. The final exam for this course is the NYS Math A Regents Exam, which is required for graduation.

A graphing calculator is required. Extended Math A is the Math A course taught over two full years of instruction. This extension allows more time for students to process the math concepts taught. The NYS Math A exam occurs in June at the end of Math A Extended (Year 2).
Math A1 Extended (Year 1) Credit: 1
This course is designed to help students develop necessary skills for success in Math A. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, integers, problem solving,bases exponents, algebraic expressions, geometric formulas, and open sentences. Students take a local final assessment, representing the work done in the first half of Math A.
Math A2 Extended (Year 2) Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math A Extended (1)This is a continuation of the course that prepares students for success on the Math A assessment. This is a rigorous course requiring daily homework and study. Topics include algebraic fractions, congruence and transformations, ration and proportion, probability and statistics, graphing equations, systems of equations, operations with radicals, quadratic equations, trigonometry of the right triangle, locus and constructions. The Math A Regents Exam is the final exam.

A graphing calculator is required.
Math B Accelerated Credits: 1 ½

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math A Accelerated Topics include: geometry and coordinates, logic proofs, geometric proofs, geometric inequalities, perpendicular and parallel lines, quadrilaterals, the rational numbers, rational expressions, the real numbers, geometry of the circle, relations and functions, transformation geometry and functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric graphs, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric applications, trigonometric equations and identities, the complex numbers, statistics, probability, sequences, and binomial theorem. The NYS Math B Regents Exam is the final exam for this course.

A graphing calculator is required.
Math B1 Extended (year 1) Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math A assessment and 65 or higher final average in Math A OR a 65 or higher on the Math A assessment. This is the first of a two-course sequence that prepares students to challenge the Math B assessment. This is an exceptionally rigorous course and is excellen preparation for college mathematics. Topics include: geometry and coordinates, logic proofs, geometric proofs, geometric inequalities, perpendicular and parallel lines, quadrilaterals, the rational numbers, rational expressions, the real numbers, geometry of the circle, relations and functions, and transformation geometry and functions. Students take a locally developed final assessment at the end of the course representing the first half of Math B.

A graphing calculator is required.
Math B2 Extended (year 2) Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math B1This is a continuation of the course that prepares students for success on the Math B Regents Exam. This is an exceptionally rigorous course and is excellent preparation for college mathematics. Topics include: trigonometric functions, trigonometric graphs, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric applications, trigonometric equations and identities, the complex numbers, statistics, probability, sequences,and binomial theorem. The NYS Math B Regents Exam is the final exam.
A graphing calculator is required.

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Advanced Placement Calculus A B Elective Grade10- 12 – 1 credit
In this course, students study topics from analytic geometry and calculus. They study lines, conics, limits, derivatives, related rates, maxima and minima,curve sketching, slope fields, mean value theorem, differentiation of trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, the indefinite integral, area under a curve, and formal integration. Students must take the Advanced Placement Examination in Calculus (AB level) in May.
Advanced Placement Statistics Elective Grades 10-12 – 1 credit

This course is designed to be comparable to a typical non-calculus-based-technology introductory statistics course taught in a college/university. The course emphasizes (1) exploring data, (2) planning a study, (3) anticipating patterns and (4) statistical inference. The graphing calculator & computer software will be the chief tools for data analysis. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Statistics in May.

Advanced Placement Computer Science A Elective Grades 9-12 – 1 credit
​ Prerequisite: Mathematics BAn Introductory course in programming using the Java language. The course develops important concepts including: objects,classes, inheritance, data structures, methods, arrays and algorithms. Specific case study codes are used in order for students to support their learning through the application of these techniques.
SAT Preparation – Math Elective Grades 10-12 – 1/4 credit
​ This course is designed to prepare students for the new SAT. Students will be provided with instruction and practice in number and operations, algebra functions, geometry, statistics, probability and data analysis. Mathematical reasoning skills will be emphasized throughout this course. These areas are central to the new SAT examination. This course will be pass/fail
SECTION IV SOCIAL STUDIES

Required for graduation: four credits of Social Studies are required of all students to meet graduation requirements. In addition, students must take and pass the New York State Regents exam in Global History and Geography, given at the completion of the second year of Global Studies, in June of the10th grade year. The US History and Government exam is given in June of students’ junior year.

Global History & Geography I Credit: 1 per course
The first year of Global History and Geography is divided into ancient, medieval and modern historical periods using cross cultural, chronological perspectives.Interactions and linkages among nations and people are explored with specific time periods to see how the past influences the present. The perspectives of history and social science are examined in each of these time periods.
Global History & Geography II Credit: 1 per course

Prerequisite: Global History & Geography I The second year of Global History and Geography is divided into ancient, medieval and modern historical periods using cross-cultural, chronological perspectives. Interactions and linkages among nations and people are explored with specific time periods to see how the past influences the present. The perspectives of history and social science are examined in each of these time periods.

U.S. History and Government Credit: 1
This course on the history and government of the United States includes a chronological survey of the United States history in general, with emphasis on the developed industrial nation. Constitutional and legal issues are explored in depth, as are the problems of a dynamic and industrial society in an increasingly complex and technology-oriented world. Participation in Government and Economics are required courses that must be taken by all seniors to meet the NYS graduation requirement.
Participation in Government Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Open to seniors only. Participation in Government emphasizes the interaction between citizens and government at all levels: local, state and federal. The course encourages students to understand and participate in the democratic process.

Economics Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Open to seniors only. Economics emphasizes economics and economic decision-making. This course includes the basic economic concepts and understanding, which all people need to function effectively and intelligently as citizens and participants in the economy of the United States and the world. The course emphasizes a rational decision making process, which can be applied to all economic decisions.

Psychology Credit: ½
Prerequisite: Open to students in grades 11-12, or approval of department chair. Topics explored in psychology include inkblots, hypnosis, psychopaths, and dreams. Students will learn about Freud, mental disorders, and the brain. Most importantly, they learn about themselves, focusing on identity and personality.
SECTION V SCIENCE

Required for graduation: All students must successfully complete three credits of Science. Note: Successful completion of Regents Science courses includes students meeting the lab requirements, which qualify them to take the Regents exam. Living

Environment Credit: 1

This course follows the N.Y.S. Living Environment core curriculum and covers cell biology, life processes, species diversity, genetics, evolution, human reproduction and development, human immunology, and ecology. This is a laboratory course requiring the completion of the N.Y.S. lab requirement. The Regents exam is the final exam for this course and all students take the exam.

Earth Science Credit: 1

This course follows the NYS syllabus and addresses Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. Activities and investigations using charts, photographs, graphs, and tables are used to develop and apply critical thinking process skills. Through an inquiry approach using basic process skills, students develop an understanding of the processes that keep changing our environment. This is a laboratory course requiring the completion of the N.Y.S. lab requirement. The Regents exam is the final exam for this course and all students take the exam.

Chemistry Credits: 1

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math A Regents. This is an introductory chemistry course, which presents a modern view of chemistry and covers the following topics: electro chemistry, matter and energy, organic chemistry, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, periodic tables, and acid-base theories. Students become aware of the impact chemical principles have on their lives. Laboratory experiences are directly related to classroom instruction and are a requirement to be eligible to take the Regents exam. The Regents exam is the final exam for this course and all students take the exam.

Physics Credits: 1

Prerequisite: Co requisite: Successful completion of Math A. This course examines many of the areas of interest in describing physical systems. Topics include mechanics (the study of motion and the forces that cause it), energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, light, optics and nuclear physics. This is a laboratory course requiring the completion of the N.Y.S. lab requirement. The Regents exam is the final exam for this course and all students take the exam.

SECTION VI LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (ARABIC LANGUAGE)

Required for graduation: All students must successfully complete four credits of Arabic language and pass the Proficiency Exit examination in Arabic.

Arabic 1 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Arabic 2 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Arabic 1
Arabic 3 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Arabic 2
Arabic 4 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Arabic 3
SECTION VIII SLAMIC STUDIES

Required for graduation: All students must successfully complete four credits of Islamic Studies.

Islamic Studies 1 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Islamic Studies 2 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Islamic Studies 1
Islamic Studies 3 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Islamic Studies 2
Islamic Studies 4 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Islamic Studies 3
SECTION VIII QURAN RECITATION

Required for graduation: All students must successfully complete four credits of Quran recitation and minimum memorization of chapter 30.

Quran Recitation 1 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Quran Recitation 2 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Quran Recitation 1.
Quran Recitation 3 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Quran Recitation 2
Quran Recitation 4 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Quran Recitation 3