I am in a very small school. Our high school consists of about 130 kids. I teach all the science classes. This year I am teaching biology, chemistry, environmental science, remedial biology and forensics. My classes change from year to year. (Except for biology and chemistry)
I teach in a high school of about 2200 kids. Our social studies curriculum requires World History in the sophomore year, US History in the junior year, and one semester each of Free Enterprise (Economics) and of US Constitution in the senior year. We currently have AP in US History and have added AP sections of Free Enterprise and Constitution for next year.
For electives we have a year long AP Human Geography class, semester classes in Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Youth and the Law. HOWEVER, with the budget bloodletting of the last few years and increased Arizona requirments for math and science, we have not had funding to actually staff any of the electives except the Human Geography. And when I retire at the end of this year that may go away too.. I have taught it for about 8 years and have fought hard.. it's a popular class and kids do well with the material, but since we don't currently have standardized testing in social studies, we are often treated as rather troublesome stepchildren!
I teach at a 4A school in Texas. We have right around 2000 students, I heard we might end up closer to 2200 this year though! We are in a rapidly growing metro area! Last year I taught an Algebra Intervention class and Math Models in the fall semester and then was moved to Geometry for the spring semester. This coming year, I think I am going to have Algebra 1 students. Keeps me on my mental toes!!
I teach in a high school with about 250 student in grades 9-12. My classes last year, and as far as I know , for the coming year are Mathematical Models with Applications and Advanced Quantitative Reasoning. AQR is know is the rest of the country, outside of Texas, as AMDM, or Advanced Mathematical Decision Making. Both courses are what I call Math in Context, since they do not "solve for x", but focus on "when will I ever use this stuff?". In addition to these, I teach the remediation for all the students who have not been able to get over that high stakes, state mandated test. Right now Texas is in transition from TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) to STAAR EOC (Students in Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness - End Of Course). It is quite a challenge, but I think It will be an improvement in the long run.
I teach in a medium sized school. We graduate about 400 students each year. I teach technology, intro to engineering and robotics in grades 9 - 12. I seem to only attract male students. This past year I had approximately 100 students throughout the day and only 3 of them were girls. As a female engineer and teacher, I would have hoped to be more of a role model for the girls, but that just is not happening:( I am spending my summer reworking the curriculum for my engineering classes...for the third year in a row. Hoping to finally nail down something that works well. Happy Summer to you all!
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I teach at a very small school. We have approximately 600 students K through 12. I teach English 8, English II, Creative Writing, World Literature, and Second Chance Reading. We have an 8 period day with 48 minutes per class period except lunch. I alternate World Literature with British Literature and Creative Writing and Film Study every other year. I love my job and my students.
My school has only up to 100 students all girls. I teach World History, Political and Diplomatic History, American History and Geography. I teach Womens' History and Leadership skills as my electives. My girls are all 11th grade and preparing for their GEDS/High School Completion.
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My school is working on adopting new textbook series across the board; one that we can eventually access solely via the web. I currently teach Gifted K-12, AEP, and Psychology. Recently our social studies team met to discuss what we are and should be teaching... which got me to thinking.. about what areas in social sciences other schools are teaching. So.. I'd really appreciate it if you could post what social science classes are currently offered at your school and the approximate size of your high school! Thanks!!! We currently offer: American History 1 &2, Modern American History, Civics, Government, World History, Geography, and Psychology.
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