Online Classes with Aim Academy
Aim Academy is an online school run by Debra Bell, author of The Ultimate Homeschool Planner, Readers in Residence, and Writers in Residence. Classes are purchased a la carte and many courses are offered beyond those listed below.
2018-2019 classes start August 27, 2018.
According to the publisher’s website: “The goal of UCSMP Algebra is to act as an introduction to the language of algebra, and the ways it is used in the real world, while integrating geometry, probability, and statistics with a variety of approaches and uses of contemporary technology.” My goal as the teacher is to make the material covered in the textbook make sense and to ensure that no concept gets left behind. Future study will hinge on a student’s understanding of this foundational material.
Also available: Accelerated Algebra 1, 16 Weeks
AP Environmental Science
Note: This course prepares students for the AP Environmental Science exam offered in May of each year.
Environmental Science is the study of the physical world around us and the interaction between humans and our environment. This environmental science course will provide students with the knowledge base to understand the world and the impact humans have on it, learning skills in analysis and problem solving, that will allow the student to think critically about their own impact on the earth and what humans as a species must do to protect our planet. The major topics covered are: a basic introduction to environmental science, ecology, populations, water, air, and land, mineral and energy resources, and our health and future.
Also available: Environmental Science, 32 Weeks (non-AP)
AP Physics 1
Note: This course prepares students for the AP Physics 1 exam offered in May of each year.
This course will cover the main concepts in physics including: kinematics (1 and 2-dimensional), Newton’s laws of motion, uniform circular motion, rotational motion, periodic motion, work and energy, sounds and waves, and electricity and magnetism. There will also be additional assignments meant to help the student prepare for the AP Physics 1 algebra-based exam.
Also available: Physics, 34 Weeks (non-AP)
AP Computer Science Principles
Note: This course prepares students for the AP CSP exam offered in May of each year.
AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.
SAT Subject Test Prep
SAT Subject Test: Physics
The Physics Subject Test assesses your understanding of concepts from one year of introductory physics on the college-preparatory level, as well as reasoning and problem-solving skills derived from lab experience. If you’re thinking about pursuing a math- or science-based program of study (such as science, technology, engineering, or math), taking the Physics Subject Test is a great way to demonstrate your interests on your college application. Each student will be provided with an individual study plan based on an initial assessment that will tailor their studies to those areas that need the most attention for them.
SAT Subject Test: Math 1
The Mathematics Level 1 Subject Test assesses the knowledge you’ve gained from three years of college-preparatory mathematics, including two years of algebra and one year of geometry. If you’ve excelled in these courses, taking the test can support your high school grades, indicate an interest in pursuing math-based programs of study (science, technology, engineering, economics, etc.), and help you differentiate yourself in the admission process. Each student will be provided with an individual study plan based on an initial assessment that will tailor their studies to those areas that need the most attention for them.