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Active Reading (Reading Comprehension): Students will read and understand 46 novels, quote accurately from a text when drawing inferences, determine a theme including how characters in a drama respond to challenges, summarize, compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story drawing on specific details (e.g., how characters interact), and describe the function and effect of common literary devices (e.g., imagery, metaphor, symbolism). 

Fundamentals of Effective Writing: Students will be writing clear, coherent, and focused essays that introduce a topic clearly, develop the topic with quotations, link ideas using phrases and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially, consequently, specifically), use precise language, and provide a conclusion. Students will be practicing the three writing genres (opinion/persuasive, informative, and narrative) to include at least 500—700 words in each composition. 

Vocabulary Development: Students will integrate knowledge of individual words to enhance their writing, use their knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and explain the figurative and metaphorical use of words in context. 

Grammar: For the grammar module of the class, students will learn to identify and use verbs that are often misused, modifiers, prepositional phrases, appositives, independent and dependent clauses. 
Some book purchases will be necessary. Students can expect homework and weekly quizzes. Grades will be given. 
August 15—January 20 (23 weeks)* 
*November 21—25 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
*December 19—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
Wednesdays 
4:00—6:00pm 
STARK 


In , students will increase their facility with the four basic arithmetic operations applied to fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers. They will learn and use common measuring units to determine length and area and learn and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures. Students will learn the concept of angle measurement and use a protractor and compass to solve problems along with learn to use grids, tables, graphs, and charts to record and analyze data. This group class is designed to provide instruction aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards including extensive emphasis on word problems and critical thinking involving estimation, statistics, probability, data analysis and geometry. This class involves lectures, weekly quizzes, a midterm and final exam. Homework will be assigned. 
August 15—January 20 (23 weeks)* 
*September 5 (Labor Day Observed) 
*October 10 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 21—25 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
*December 19—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
*January 16 (Martin Luther King Day Observed) 
Mondays 
4:006:00pm 
CHANG 

The Program is aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards emphasizing word problems (problem solving techniques and the application of mathematics) and preparing students by building a sound mathematical foundation through rigorous practice and regular improvement. Students will increase their facility with the four basic arithmetic operations applied to fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers. They will learn and use common measuring units to determine length and area and learn and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures. Practice is everything. Homework and periodic assessment tests will be assigned. 
August 15—January 20 (23 weeks)* 
*September 5 (Labor Day Observed) 
*October 10 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 21—25 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
*December 19—January 2 (Winter Recess) 
*January 16 (Martin Luther King Day Observed) 
Mondays 
3:00—6:00pm 

Wednesdays 
3:00—6:00pm 

(Twice a week: 60 minutes anytime) 


The provides an excellent foundation aligned with California's COMMON CORE State Standards for the aspiring math student. The curriculum provides students an opportunity to achieve the following broad instructional goals: 

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve realworld and mathematical problems (by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations). 

The Number System: Fluently add, subtract, and divide multidigit numbers and decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers. Solve realworld and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. 

Expressions and Equations: Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Reason about and solve onevariable equations and inequalities. Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables. 

Geometry: Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. 

Statistics and Probability: Develop understanding of statistical variability. Display numberical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots. 
This group class is for some 5th grade or 6th grade student. Students can expect homework, quizzes, a midterm and a final. Grades will be given. 
August 15—January 20 (23 weeks)* 
*October 10 (Columbus Day Observed) 
*November 21—25 (Thanksgiving Recess) 
Thursdays 
4:006:00pm 
CHAALAN 



The aims to develop students' skills and confidence in the areas of public speaking, debate and oral presentations. This course includes description, demonstration and analysis of speaking techniques, including mannerisms and other distractions that limit a student's effectiveness in presentation. Language work includes a review of academic vocabulary common in spoken presentations. Students will prepare and present at least fifteen talks for both descriptive and persuasive purposes, receive inclass feedback and are regularly videotaped for selfevaluation and individual tutorials. Public Presentation will cover both logic and argumentation as well as the fundamentals of effective public speaking: preparation, pace, tone, facial and vocal expressiveness, and anxiety management. Students can expect homework and daily speech articulation exercises. 
Saturdays 
10:00am—11:50am 
STARK 





