Academic Programs

  • Honors:

    Honors level courses are offered to students who have excelled in academic classes.  Recommendations are based on teacher evaluations, test scores and overall academic attitude.  Honors courses are available in Language Other Than English (LOTE), Math and Science

    Advanced Placement Courses (AP):

    Advanced Placement Courses are academically rigorous and are designed to challenge and prepare students for the college environment.  A student interested in an AP course is expected to complete a summer assignment prior to acceptance into that course.  Some colleges may grant credit for an AP course.  

    Taking an AP course makes a student more competitive for college acceptance.  AP exams are scheduled for the week of May 7, 2018 and the week of May 14, 2018.. 

    Advanced Placement Courses:

    AP English Language & Composition
    AP English Literature & Composition
    AP Calculus
    AP World History
    AP American History
    AP Government and Politics
    AP Micro & Macro Economics
    AP Psychology
    AP Biology
    AP Environmental Science
    AP Physics

    For more information about the Advanced Placement Program,
    please contact the AP Coordinator 
    Doreen Goossen
    585-339-1524


    Dual Credit Program:

    The Dual Credit Program allows students to earn college credits at Monroe Community College, at a reduced cost, during their high school years.  Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses.

    Dual Credit Courses

    Microsoft Office
    Pre-Calculus
    Economics
    Keyboarding/Microsoft Word
    College Accounting
    Introduction to Business
    Personal Financial Management
    French
    Italian
    Spanish

    Find out more about the Dual Credit Program by contacting:
    Doreen Goossen

    Director of Counseling
    585-339-1524


    International Baccalaureate Programme (IB):

    IB is a comprehensive, rigorous program that is meant to develop well-rounded students and prepare them for college and life. Students have the opportunity to take IB courses for certificate credit or the full diploma program starting in grade 11.

     

    IB Curriculum Structure
    The curriculum of IB is based on the IB Diploma Program Model. Below is the diploma program model structure at Eastridge.
    **For course descriptions, see the appropriate departments within this Program of Studies**:

    IBhexagon

    Based on the hexagon, students must either:
    Take one course from all six groups of the hexagon, or
    Take one course each from groups 1-5, then a second course from groups 3-5.

    Programs at the Center of the Hexagon In addition to the curricular areas at each point of the hexagon, IB requires students to complete three requirements that are placed at the center of the hexagon. Their placement at the center reflects IB's belief that these programs are the core of the IB Diploma.

    Extended Essay (EE) - a 4,000 word paper describing the results of an original research project. The EE offers students an opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest while learning the research and writing skills required in college.
    Theory of Knowledge (TOK) - an interdisciplinary seminar that lies at the heart of the IB curriculum. TOK is designed to foster critical thinking while giving students an opportunity to understand and reflect on the interrelationship of the knowledge gained in the classroom.
    Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) - an extracurricular component of the program. The goal of IB is to educate the whole individual while cultivating an enlightened and compassionate citizenry. To that end, IB requires students to participate in extracurricular activities that strengthen their creative skills, community involvement, and physical development. Activities are required to total 150 hours.


    Project Lead the Way (PLTW):

    PLTW is a pre-engineering program. Eastridge offers a total of five courses that students can earn dual college credit with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

    Introduction to Engineering (IED)*
    Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)*
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)*
    Digital Electronics (DE)*
    Principles of Engineering (POE)*
    Engineering Design and Development (EDD)

    *Credits can be earned on these courses


    IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC):

    Eastridge High School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Certificate and is currently pursuing authorization.

    The IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) is a separate, but related offering from the IB diploma programme. It will offer students engaged in Project Lead the Way the chance to participate in relevant elements of an IB education through a selection of IB courses, PLTW classes, and IBCC “core” requirements. The IBCC prepares our students for the ever changing world of work and higher education.

    IBCC Requirements
    IBCC Required Courses:
    • A minimum of two IB courses
    • Three PLTW courses
       o Students will complete IED during Freshman or Sophmore year, then POE and another
    PLTW course of their choice during Junior and Senior year.
    • Approaches to Learning- Full-year required IBCC course

    Other IBCC Requirements:
    • Community service program- 50 hours (based on the principles of service learning and related
    to the students career of interest)
    • IBCC students are required to take a 4th year of foreign language
    • A reflective project- Based on ethical thinking-engineering

     


    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID):

    AVID is a program that targets students in the academic middle, students with Bs, Cs and even Ds. These students have the desire and potential to attend college. They are also capable of completing a rigorous academic curriculum, but may not be reaching their potential. The AVID program works very closely with these students to help them reach their academic potential and get into college.