Eighth Grade Syllabus:
The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas
The Long Walk, Rawicz
The Deerslayer, Cooper
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Verne
Captains Courageous, Kipling
Gone With the Wind, Mitchell
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee
Rebecca, du Maurier
English Grammar & Composition, Fourth Course, Harcourt
Thorough instruction and review of grammar, usage, mechanics, study
aids, speaking and listening, with special emphasis on the several
separate skills of composition.
Vocabulary for the College Bound Student, Amsco
Enrichment of our reading and spelling programs with the vocabulary
lessons grouped logically by Latin prefixes and roots, derivations
from classical mythology, and enrichments from French, Italian, and
Spanish languages, as well as preparation for standardized tests.
of a Free Nation, Glencoe (Chapters 14-36)
The story of our nation from “The War for Southern
Independence”: 1826-1877 through “The Growth of America”: 1878
– 1928, and “The Welfare State”: 1929-2003. Explores the
continuing drama of the American “Great Experiment in Freedom”
as Americans turned to more centralized, statist answers rather than
individualist solutions to the challenges of freedom.
Happened to Penny Candy?, Maybury
Introduction to how the world works in an economic sense. Covers TANSTAAFL,
the first economic law, the nature of money, inflation,
recession, velocity, wage-price controls with glimpses into the
history of money. Shows why the government has grown large and
burdensome during the current century.
Happened to Justice?, Maybury
Introduction to common law vs. political law. Covers why
civilizations flourish whe natural law is respected and decay when
political law reigns.
Radicals, conic sections, complex roots, geometric proofs,
logarithms and antilogarithms, exponential equations, algebra of
polynomials, vectors, algebraic word problems, inequalities and
systems of inequalities, basic trigometric functions.
The Study of Life, Prentice Hall
A disciplined, high school level study of the science of living
things beginning with the nature of science and of life. The course
explores basic and organic chemistry and the cell. It then takes up
how different animal and plant systems work toward life maintenance.
Reproduction and development, genetics, and evolution are explored
before final units on thorough plant and animal classification, and
Academy's Mastery of Arts
ball handling skills, games, and exercises.
President's Challenge Physical Fitness Program