Happy New Year! 2021 couldn’t come fast enough this winter. At One Schoolhouse, our team always looks forward to the start of the year because it’s the moment we launch our courses for the next school year. Our 2021-2022 course catalog is live, and registration for summer and school year courses is open. We’re continuing to offer a wide range of courses across disciplines, and we’re excited about the new courses we’re launching this year:
Expanding Languages: In 2021-2022, we’re continuing to build our American Sign Language program out with ASL - Beginning II. (Look for ASL - Intermediate coming in Fall 2022!) We’ve heard the feedback that language students and heritage speakers have different needs, so we’re adding AP Chinese for Heritage Speakers to ensure that every student gets the preparation they need to succeed at the highest level. In addition, we’re adjusting our French sequence to offer both French - Intermediate I and French - Intermediate II, ensuring we have the right entry level for every student in our program.
Focusing on Identity: In our annual survey of consortium schools, we saw an unprecedented consensus that our schools want to offer academic courses that reflect the diversity of their students and their communities. We’re excited to offer two new fall semester courses, Black Identity in the United States, and Latino/a/x Identity in the United States. These courses take a transdisciplinary approach to explore the history, culture, and politics of oppression and resistance in Black and Latino/a/x communities.
Increasing Advanced Placement Courses: We continue to field requests from our schools to add to our Advanced Placement course listings. This year, we’re offering AP Chemistry for the first time. In addition, we’ve added AP Physics 2, which means we’re now offering all four of the College Board’s AP Physics offerings.
Offering More STEAM Courses: As college majors in STEAM disciplines continue to grow, we’re meeting the need for high school students who want to get a jump start in related fields. Three fall semester courses with spring seminar options provide opportunities for advanced study. Advanced Topics in Chemistry: Applications in Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry allow students to apply what they learned in the lab to real-world settings. Anatomy & Kinesiology focuses on the human body through the lens of exercise and movement. Artificial Intelligence provides students with the opportunity to explore the intersections of technology, coding, and design as they learn the foundations of AI. Finally, our new summer course, Algebra I, provides the foundation for high school math. This course is a great opportunity for rising ninth graders to ensure they’re on the path to Calculus before graduation.
Calling For Teachers: We’ve opened our Call for Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. One Schoolhouse is looking for growth-focused talented educators. If you discovered that teaching online opened new possibilities for you, visit our website to learn more.
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