Course Catalog and Sequences
On the left you will find links to all the courses ("tutorials") offered at New Hope year to year. Those marked with an asterisk (*) will be offered in the 2017-18 year.
Some courses are offered every year (e.g., Algebra I and Middle School Lit), and some are offered on a rotating basis. The following sequences are designed to give parents an idea of what to expect from New Hope's courses as they plan out their middle and high school curricula.
6th and 7th Grade Sequences
Most 6th and 7th grade courses are offered every year on a two-year syllabi schedule. For example, your child can take MSLW, MS History, and/or Intro to Spanish two years in a row, with a fresh syllabi for each of the two years (new books, new projects, new vocabulary). 6th/7th Grade Science is offered on an every-other-year rotation (Earth Science one year, Life Science the next).
8th Grade Sequences
The following courses are typically offered every year for 8th graders: Pre-Algebra, Intermediate Lit, Physical Science, and either Spanish I or Latin I. All of these are two-day-per-week courses.
High School Humanities Sequences
Our high school English courses are offered as pairs in alternating years. There is always a 9th/10th option (British Lit or American Lit I), and an 11th/12th option (Classical Lit or American Lit II).
High school history courses are also offered as pairs in alternating years. They roughly correspond with our English offerings: American History I and II; and Western Civ I and II. In general, American History is open to grades 9-12, while Western Civ is reserved for the older grades (10th and up).
HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE SEQUENCES
Parents can plan on at least two years of Latin and two, often three years of Spanish, ultimately depending on healthy enrollment. Spanish I and II are offered every year; Latin I is offered every other year. Latin III and Spanish III / IV are offered when there is sufficient demand.
High School Math and Science Sequences
We attempt to offer Biology, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II every year (dependent on student demand). Chemistry and Physics are offered alternating years, and Pre-Calculus is offered when there is sufficient demand.