**Algebra 1/2: **Saxon *Algebra ½* is an integrated mathematic program. Each lesson involves a few problems practicing new concepts and most of the lesson is given to review and practice of previously taught material. Students are tested every fifth day, and all tests are cumulative. Algebra ½ gives an excellent review of arithmetic ideas including fractions, decimals, percents, ratios; it builds on geometry with perimeter, circumference, area, volume, and surface area; and introducing algebra principles including integers and solving equations.

**Concepts of Algebra 1:** The goal of this course is to provide a slower pace of learning to ensure that the student has additional time and additional activities to aid in the learning of algebra. This course will cover approximately two-thirds of the standards/objectives normally taught in Algebra 1 and covers a wide range of topics such as area and volume, order of operations, evaluating algebraic expressions, two-step equation solving, systems of equations, probability and statistics, factoring, graphing, square roots, and various word problems.

**Transitional Algebra:** The goal of this course is to provide a slower pace of learning to ensure that the student has additional time and additional activities to solidify Algebra 1 concepts and transition into Algebra 2 seamlessly. This course will cover approximately the final one-third of the standards/objectives normally addressed in Algebra 1 and the first one-third of the standards/objectives normally taught in Algebra 2.The concepts taught in Transitional Algebra include topics of distance, graphing, factoring, inequalities, square roots, abstract equations, and word problems.

**Concepts of Algebra 2:** The students develop the skill of solving word problems using equations, and solving triangles using trigonometry. Concepts of Algebra 2 expands on concepts taught in Concepts of Algebra 1 and Transitional Algebra covering topics such as graphing, systems of three equations, abstract equations, word problems, vectors, trigonometry, and the quadratic formula. This course covers the final two-thirds of the Algebra 2 textbook.

**World Studies 8:** This course is designed to introduce Jr. High students to different cultures, geography, and history. Students will be able to explain why humans build cities and how have cities changed throughout history, trace the growth of Christianity and assess its impact of cultures of world, asses the roles of different religions in human cultures, analyze and evaluate different cultures, analyze the development of trade and its impact on human cultures, and compare and contrast various economic systems.