Curriculum

Founders Academy Curriculum / Course List

The Founders Academy offers the following classes in the 2017-2018 school year. Each class below is listed underneath its subject. To view the subject's Department web page, click on the subject name header (coming soon). To view information on each class below (including class description, syllabus, etc.), click on the class title. 

KEY:

Credits Required for Graduation in each subject area in (parentheses)

A - Advanced Content

* - receives high school credit

AP - Advanced Placement (College Board)

Courses are leveled. Founders levels correspond with the following grade level equivalents:

Level 1 = 6th grade

Level 2 = 7th grade

Level 3 = 8th grade

Level 4 = 9th grade

Level 5 = 10th grade

Level 6 = 11th grade Level 7 = 12th grade


Learn More: The Founding Fathers' Character and Leadership Curriculum

ROUND TABLE

Sixth Grade 
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Ninth through Twelfth Grade


HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT

History (5)

Level 1 - Ancient Cultures
Level 2 - European History 476 - 1800
Level 3 - US History 1607 - 1860*
Level 4 - US History 1861 - Present*
Level 5 - World History 1500 - Present*  
Level 6 - Comparative Government* 
Level 7 - US Law and Constitution*

History Electives
Cultural Geography (Available to Levels 5 - 7)
World History - Honors (Available to Levels 5 - 7)



English Language Arts (4)


Level 1 - Ancient Literature + Writing Lab
Level 2 - European Literature + Writing Lab
Level 3 - American Literature I
              American Literature IA*
Level 4 - American Literature II*
              American Literature IIA (Honors)*
Level 5 - Modern World Literature*
              Modern World Literature A (Honors)*

English Language Arts Electives
Creative Writing (Dual Credit Option; Available to Levels 5 - 7)
Introduction to College Writing (Dual Credit Option; Available to Levels 5 - 7)
Utopian and Dystopian Literature* (Available to Levels 4 - 7)

Humanities Elective
AP Psychology (Available to Levels 4 - 7)

WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

World Language (2)

(*1 High School credit awarded if student takes all three years of language in middle school)

Introduction to World Culture and Geography

Level 1 - Foundations of French
Level 1 - French I*
Level 2 - French II*
Level 3 - French III*
Level 4 - French IV*
Level 5 - French V*

Level 1 - Foundations of Spanish
Level 1 - Spanish I*
Level 2 - Spanish II*
Level 3 - Spanish III*
Level 4 - Spanish IV*
Level 5 - Spanish V*


MATH AND SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
The State of New Hampshire requires Physical Science or Physics and Biology for graduation.

Mathematics (4)

Math Lab (6th / 7th Graders)
Level 1 - Course 1
Level 2 - Course 2 
Level 3 - Course 3
Level 4 - Algebra 1A
            Algebra 1B*
            Algebra I* (Algebra 1A and 1B are equivalent to Algebra I, offered to advanced middle school students.  Students may take either as first math class for HS credit.  Algebra I in one year is offered to on-level 8th grade students.
Level 5 - Geometry*
Level 6 - Algebra II / Trigonometry* (Students can take an Algebra II course with or without             Trigonometry. Course with Trigonometry will be considered advanced course.)
Level 7 - Precalculus - Honors 

Math Electives
Calculus - Honors (Available 2018 - 2019)
Accounting*
Game Theory 
Probability & Statistics*

Science (3)

Level 1 - Science 1
Level 2 - Science 2
Level 3 - Science 3
Level 4 - Integrated Physical Science*
Level 5 - Biology*
Level 6 - Chemistry*

Science Electives
AP Biology (Available to Levels 4 - 7)
Natural History of New Hampshire (Available to Levels 5 - 7)
Space Sciences (Available to Levels 5 - 7)

Health / Physical Education (1.5)

Health (0.5)*
Physical Education* (students can receive PE credit with participation in outside sport with coach’s signature)

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Technology (1)

Level 1 - Computer Science 1 (required for all incoming Founders students)
Level 2 - Computer Science 2
Level 3 - Computer Science 3
Level 4 - Technology I (0.5)*
Level 7 - Seminar/Portfolio (0.5)* - Capstone course to finish Digital Portfolio with Reflections for Remaining Years
Technology Electives*
AP Mobile Computer Science Principles* (App Development) - This course will satisfy requirement in business for Entrepreneurship / Accounting; 1-credit course
Intro to Web Design Level 1 - Using HTML & CSS (0.5 credit)

Business (2)

Level 4 - Personal and Business Finance (0.5)*
Level 5 - Entrepreneurship / Accounting (0.5)*
Level 6 - Ethics / Economics (1.0)* 


MUSIC AND FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT


Music and Fine Arts (1)

Band

Level 1 - Foundations Band Level 1
Level 2 - Concert Band Level 2 & 2HS*
Level 3 - Symphonic Band Level 3 & 3HS*
Level 4 - Wind Symphony Level 44HS* (planned for future)

Band Electives
Advanced Jazz Band (Available to Levels 2 - 7 by audition only)

Chorus
Level 1 - Chorus Level 1
Level 2 - Chorus Level 2 & 2HS*
Level 3 - Chorus Level 3 & 3HS*
Level 4 - Chorus Level 4 & 4HS*


Theatre
Theatre I: Introduction to Theatre: Part A (0.5) & Part B (0.5)
Part A available to all students; Part B available upon completion on Part A.

Visual Arts

Level 1 - Art 6
Level 2 - Art 7
Level 3 - Art 8
Level 4 - Art I (.5)*
          - Art II (.5)*

Visual Arts Electives
Painting I (Available to Levels 5 - 7)
Ceramics (Available to Levels 5 - 7)
Notes: (1) Students may petition for the individual revision and exception within the graduation requirements of the state of New Hampshire. (open to 11th and 12th grade students)

(2) Students must also complete the "Senior Project" 0.5 credit course. The senior project requirement can be satisfied by an outside internship, entrepreneurship endeavor, community service involvement, work with or creation of a non-profit organization, public service, business creation, or other creative project approved by the administration. Students must also earn 2 elective credits for graduation from The Founders Academy.

(3) The Founders Academy is actively pursuing Advanced Placement, dual-credit courses with local colleges and universities, and other opportunities for college credit through high school courses. (4) Twenty-six (26) credits required for graduation.
Updated: June 5, 2017

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