Aspiring entrepreneurs will learn to create, promote, and market a company to win over the judges in a Business Competition. Intro to Business Competition course is designed and taught by an M.B.A. professor and judge of graduate Business Pitch competitions. Topics include the differences between start-ups and small businesses, business ideation, designing business plans, environmental scanning, raising capital, developing budgets, establishing organizational structure, marketing and promotion strategies, persuasive sales pitches, and pitch-decks.
In this Literary Novel Analysis class, students will learn strategies to help strengthen reading and writing skills. Students will practice analyzing and discussing an advanced novel (And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie). Students will also receive additional training on literature analysis, essay planning and drafting, annotating, rhetoric, and in writing literary citations
Improve your AP score with this AP Statistics course. AP Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, probability and simulation, and statistical inference.
Improve your AP score with this AP Calculus AB course. Taught by an experienced AP Calculus teacher from Hotchkiss School, the course will review the important knowledge in the exam. In addition, the teacher will cover multiple-choice questions and free-response questions. We will not cover Parametric Equations, Polarm Coordinates, Vector-Valued Functions, and Infinite Sequences and Series in this course.
Pre-Calculus is built on concepts of trigonometry, geometry, and algebra in preparing students for the study of calculus. Students focus on modeling, problem-solving, data analysis, trigonometric and circular functions and their inverses, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conics, and quadratic relations.
Geometry introduces students to points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, and area. Students will apply mathematical concepts and knowledge to solve problems. Students will develop critical thinking and decision-making skills by connecting concepts to practical applications.
Algebra 1 introduces students to the foundational concepts of mathematics: variables, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, functions, exponent rules and manipulation, polynomials, solving and graphing linear equations, solving and graphing two variable inequalities, solving systems of equations, radicals, word problems, solving and graphing quadratic equations, and factoring. Students will apply math concepts to solve real-world problems. Graphing calculators will be an integral part of all instruction.