High School: Grade 9-12

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“We live in a global village. We want our students to be dynamic and have available to them the greatest possibilities wherever life takes them. Our unique curriculum is designed to give them just that- variety, flexibility, and subject mastery.”  Director, Bayaan Academy

In grade 9, students enter high school which means all of the topics they studied in middle school, will now be dealt with in a more substantial manner.  All courses follow the American National Common Core standards. The curriculum is accredited by AdvancED.

International students who wish to prepare for GCSE exams may note that much of the core content for Science, Math, and English are similar to equivalent GCSE courses; however, international students are encouraged to enroll in GCSE prep courses in their hometown to learn specific test-taking strategies and nuanced differences from the American curriculum.

Core Subjects

Grade 9

Students in grade 9 take Algebra I or Geometry (if they have already completed Algebra I). Algebra I build students’ command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. This course is built for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Topics include:

UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA
UNIT 2: SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
UNIT 3: FUNCTIONS
UNIT 4: LINEAR EQUATIONS
UNIT 5: SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS
UNIT 6: EXPONENTS AND EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS
UNIT 7: SEQUENCES AND FUNCTIONS
UNIT 8: POLYNOMIALS
UNIT 9: FACTORING POLYNOMIALS
UNIT 10: QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
UNIT 11: UNDOING FUNCTIONS AND MOVING THEM AROUND
UNIT 12: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
UNIT 13: DATA AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING

Biology focuses on the mastery of basic biological concepts and models while building scientific inquiry skills and exploring the connections between living things and their environment.

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY
UNIT 2: THE CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGY
UNIT 3: CELLS
UNIT 4: ENERGY TRANSFER
UNIT 5: EARTH’S RESOURCES
UNIT 6: DNA AND HEREDITY
UNIT 7: DNA TO PROTEIN
UNIT 8: ECOSYSTEMS AND NATURAL SELECTION
UNIT 9: EVOLUTION AND CLASSIFICATION
UNIT 10: HUMAN BIOLOGY END OF THE YEAR REVIEW.

The English I is grade 9 high school english. The course is an overview of exemplary selections of literature in fiction and nonfiction genres. Students read short stories, poems, a full-length novel, and a full-length Shakespeare plays, analyzing the use of elements of literature in developing character, plot, and theme.

UNIT 1: THE SHORT STORY, PART 1
UNIT 2: THE SHORT STORY, PART 2
UNIT 3: POETRY
UNIT 4: THE NOVELLA: FRANZ KAFKA’S THE METAMORPHOSIS
UNIT 5: DRAMA: SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH
UNIT 6: THE RHETORIC OF ARGUMENT
UNIT 7: THE RHETORIC OF SPEECHES
UNIT 8: REINTERPRETING FICTION

U.S. History traces the nation’s history from the pre-colonial period to the present. The course emphasizes the development of historical analysis skills such as comparing and contrasting, differentiating between facts and interpretations, considering multiple perspectives, and analyzing cause-and-effect relationships.

UNIT 1: FIRST CONTACTS
UNIT 2: BECOMING AMERICAN
UNIT 3: AMERICA IN THE AGE OF JACKSON
UNIT 4: NORTH-SOUTH CONFLICT
UNIT 5: POST-CIVIL WAR AMERICA
UNIT 6: INDUSTRIAL AMERICA
UNIT 7: POPULISM AND PROGRESSIVISM
UNIT 8: THE AGE OF IMPERIALISM
UNIT 9: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES
UNIT 10: THE COLD WAR BEGINS
UNIT 11: CHANGE IS IN THE AIR
UNIT 12: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Arabic program at Bayaan is an immersion program with a focus on spoken and written Arabic, Quranic vocabulary with proper usage of grammar, and Arabic comprehension. Students also dedicate a small portion of the class learning the fundamentals of Arabic grammar, morphology, and translation methods. Teachers and students have to converse in Arabic during the Arabic Language class.

Curriculum series from Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk are used as the main resource.

In Islamic Studies, students are guided through the core text of the course, Imam Bukhari’s hadith collection known as Adab al-Mufrad, over two academic years. By focusing on its topic-based collections of hadith, students are encouraged to consider how the behaviours, qualities and characteristics of a prophetic mode of being connect to and are relevant to their lives as Muslims in the world today.

Throughout each term, students critically read hadith texts, gain an understanding of hadith classification and place the traditions in an historical context, and are encouraged to research autonomously during term projects. Further to this, they focus on selected Arabic vocabulary from the traditions enabling them to contextualize their learning across the curriculum, as it complements Arabic Language and Qur’an Studies. Presenting their learning using multimedia or written means, and ultimately synthesizing their learning cements the subject as crucial for each student and relevant to their contemporary setting.

Grade 10

Geometry builds upon students’ command of geometric relationships and formulating mathematical arguments. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. This course is built to State Standards for Mathematics. Topics include:

UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRY
UNIT 2: TRIANGLES
UNIT 3: RIGHT TRIANGLES
UNIT 4: TRIGONOMETRY
UNIT 5: QUADRILATERALS AND OTHER POLYGONS
UNIT 6: CIRCLES WITHOUT COORDINATES
UNIT 7: COORDINATE GEOMETRY
UNIT 8: CONIC SECTIONS
UNIT 9: CONSTRUCTIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS
UNIT 10: THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLIDS
UNIT 11: APPLICATIONS OF PROBABILITY

Physical Science curriculum is designed around the understanding critical physical science concepts, including the nature and structure of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the mastery of critical scientific skills. Course topics include an introduction to kinematics, including gravity and two-dimensional motion; force; momentum; waves; electricity; atoms; the periodic table of elements; molecular bonding; chemical reactivity; gases; and an introduction to nuclear energy.

UNIT 1: INTRO TO SCIENCE
Lesson 1: Science as Inquiry
Lesson 2: The Scientific Method

UNIT 2: MOTION
Lesson 1: Introduction to Kinematics
Lesson 2: Gravity and Free Fall
Lesson 3: Motion in Two Dimensions

 UNIT 3: FORCES

Lesson 1: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Lesson 2: Friction
Lesson 3: Centripetal Force
Lesson 4: Buoyant Force 

UNIT 4: ENERGY
Lesson 1: Momentum
Lesson 2: Work Simple Machines and Power
Lesson 3: Energy 

UNIT 5: WAVES
Lesson 1: Properties of Waves
Lesson 2: Sound Waves
Lesson 3: Electromagnetic Waves
Lesson 4: Optics

 UNIT 6: ELECTRICITY
Lesson 1: Static Electricity
Lesson 2: Current and Circuits
Lesson 3: Magnetism

 UNIT 7: REVIEW AND EXAM

 UNIT 8: ELEMENTS
Lesson 1: Structure and Components of the Atom
Lesson 2: The Periodic Table
Lesson 3: Trends and Patterns

 UNIT 9: BONDS
Lesson 1: Bonding
Lesson 2: Shapes of Molecules
Lesson 3: Compounds 

UNIT 10: CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Lesson 1: Chemical Equations and Conservation Laws
Lesson 2: Reaction Types
Lesson 3: Acids and Bases

 UNIT 11: GAS
Lesson 1: Heat
Lesson 2: The Gas Laws
Lesson 3: Thermodynamics 

UNIT 12: NUCLEAR ENERGY
Lesson 1: Radioactivity
Lesson 2: Nuclear Reactions
Lesson 3: Energy of the Future

The focus of the English II, taken during the 10 grade, focuses on the writing process. This course follows the model of English 9 by including at least one anchor text per lesson, but the essays, articles, stories, poems, and speeches are often presented as models for students to emulate as they practice their own writing.

English 10 also continues to develop students’ reading, listening, and speaking skills. Readings include poems, stories, speeches, plays, and a graphic novel, as well as a variety of informational texts.

UNIT 1: THE WRITTEN WORD
UNIT 2: THE STORY
UNIT 3: LITERARY CRITICISM
UNIT 4: THE RESEARCH PAPER
UNIT 5: PRACTICAL DOCUMENTS
UNIT 6: PERSUASIVE TEXTS
UNIT 7: THE SPEECH
UNIT 8: RESEARCHED ARGUMENTATION

In World History, students learn to see the world today as a product of a process that began thousands of years ago when humans became a speaking, traveling, and trading species. Through historical analysis grounded in primary sources, case studies, and research, students investigate the continuity and change of human culture, governments, economic systems, and social structures.

UNIT 1: WORLD HISTORY OVERVIEW
UNIT 2: THE RISE OF AGRICULTURE AND EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
UNIT 3: CLASSICAL ERA CIVILIZATIONS AND WORLD RELIGIONS
UNIT 4: REGIONAL AND TRANSREGIONAL INTERACTIONS
UNIT 5: THE RISE OF THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL AGE
UNIT 6: WORLD HISTORY: 1750 TO THE PRESENT
UNIT 7: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
UNIT 8: IMPERIALISM, NATIONALISM, AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS
UNIT 9: GLOBAL CONFLICTS AND RECOVERIES
UNIT 10: GLOBALIZATION AND THE WORLD TODAY

Grade 11

Algebra II introduces students to advanced functions, with a focus on developing a strong conceptual grasp of the expressions that define them.

This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency and deepen conceptual understanding. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. Performance tasks prepare students to synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios and require that they make sense of multifaceted problems and persevere in solving them. This course is built to state standards. Topics include:

UNIT 1: EXPRESSIONS, EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES

UNIT 2: FUNCTIONS AND RELATIONS

UNIT 3: QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS

UNIT 4: TRANSFORMING FUNCTIONS

UNIT 5: POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS

UNIT 6: RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND FUNCTIONS

UNIT 7: RADICAL EXPRESSIONS AND FUNCTIONS

UNIT 8: EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS

UNIT 9: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

UNIT 10: TRIGONOMETRY

G11 Chemistry offers a curriculum that emphasizes students’ understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology.

Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and practice their writing skills.

This course is built to state standards. Topics include:

UNIT 1: CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY

UNIT 2: ATOMIC STRUCTURE

UNIT 3: BONDING IN MATTER

UNIT 4: CHEMICAL REACTIONS

UNIT 5: CHEMISTRY AT WORK

UNIT 6: ENERGY IN MATTER

UNIT 7: EQUILIBRIUM AND KINETICS

UNIT 8: TRANSFERRING ENERGY

UNIT 9: QUANTUM AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

UNIT 10: ENERGY IN ORGANIC MOLECULES

In the English 3 course, students examine the belief systems, events, and literature that have shaped the United States. They begin by studying the language of independence and the system of government developed by Thomas Jefferson and other enlightened thinkers. Next, they explore how the Romantics and Transcendentalists emphasized the power and responsibility of the individual in both supporting and questioning the government. Students consider whether the American Dream is still achievable and examine the Modernists’ disillusionment with the idea that America is a “land of opportunity.”

Reading the words of Frederick Douglass and the text of the Civil Rights Act, students look carefully at the experience of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equal rights. Students explore how individuals cope with the influence of war and cultural tensions while trying to build and secure their own personal identity. Finally, students examine how technology is affecting our contemporary experience of freedom: Will we eventually change our beliefs about what it means to be an independent human being?

In this course, students analyze a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. They build writing skills by composing analytical essays, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and research papers. In order to develop speaking and listening skills, students participate in discussions and prepare speeches. Overall, students gain an understanding of the way American literature represents the array of voices contributing to our multicultural identity.

UNIT 1: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

UNIT 2: ROMANTICISM AND TRANSCENDENTALISM

UNIT 3: THE AMERICAN NARRATIVE

UNIT 4: MODERNISM AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

UNIT 5: MODERNISM AND LANGUAGE

UNIT 6: REDEFINING HOME

UNIT 7: FRACTURED IDENTITIES

UNIT 8: THE INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Elective Subjects

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1/2 Credit)

Physical Education combines the best of online instruction with actual student participation in weekly cardiovascular, aerobic, and muscle toning activities. The course promotes a keen understanding of the value of physical fitness and aims to motivate students to participate in physical activities throughout their lives. Physical Education is aligned to national and state standards and the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

UNIT 1: P.E. DESIGNED FOR ME
UNIT 2: IS MY BODY GOOD TO GO?
UNIT 3: GREAT FOR THE HEART
UNIT 4: FITNESS ADVENTURE

HEALTH (1/2 Credit)

Health is a valuable, skills-based health education course designed for general education in grades 9 through 12. Health helps students develop knowledge, attitudes, and essential skills in a variety of health-related subjects, including mental and emotional health, social health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance use and abuse, disease prevention and treatment, and injury prevention and safety. This course is built to the National Health Standards (SHAPE) and is aligned to state standards.

UNIT 1: MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
UNIT 2: FITNESS AND NUTRITION
UNIT 3: DRUGS
UNIT 4: DISEASE
UNIT 5: INJURIES

PSYCHOLOGY (1/2 Credit)

Psychology provides a solid overview of the field’s major domains: methods, biopsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, and variations in individual and group behavior.

UNIT 1: PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE
UNIT 2: THE BRAIN AND THE BODY
UNIT 3: THINKING, FEELING, AND CONSCIOUSNESS
UNIT 4: DEVELOPING THROUGHOUT LIFE
UNIT 5: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
UNIT 6: DISORDERS AND WELLNESS

SOCIOLOGY (1/2 Credit)

Sociology examines why people think and behave as they do in relationships, groups, institutions, and societies. This course is built to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

UNIT 1: WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
UNIT 2: WHAT IS SOCIETY?
UNIT 3: WHAT IS SOCIAL INEQUALITY?
UNIT 4: WHAT ARE SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS?
UNIT 5: WHAT IS SOCIAL CHANGE?

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES (1/2 Credit)

Multicultural Studies is a one-semester elective history and sociology course that examines the United States as a multicultural nation. The course
emphasizes the perspectives of minority groups while allowing students from all backgrounds to better understand and appreciate how race, culture and ethnicity, and identity contribute to their experiences. This course is built to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies as well as the National Standards for History published by the National Center for History in Schools (NCHS).

UNIT 1: IDENTITY
UNIT 2: CULTURE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
UNIT 3: RACE AND IDENTITY
UNIT 4: THE MEDIA, RACE, AND IDENTITY
UNIT 5: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING RACISM IN THE UNITED STATES

COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPARATION I (1/2 Credit)

High school students have many questions about the college application process, what it takes to be a successful college student, and how to begin thinking about the career

UNIT 1: PREPARE FOR COLLEGE IN HIGH SCHOOL
UNIT 2: COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE
UNIT 3: TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS
UNIT 4: FINANCIAL AID
UNIT 5: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
UNIT 6: COLLEGE AND CAREER PREPARATION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (1/2 Credit)

Information Technology Applications prepares students to work in the field of Information Technology. Students will be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, the Internet, web publishing, spreadsheets and database software. Through a series of hand-on activities, students will learn what to expect in the field of Information Technology and begin exploring career options in the field.

UNIT 1: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNIT 2: COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
UNIT 3: SPREADSHEETS AND DATABASES
UNIT 4: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING
UNIT 5: EXPLORING THE WEB
UNIT 6: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (1/2 Credit)

Computer Applications provides an introduction to software applications that prepare students to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Students will develop an understanding of professional communications and leadership skills while gaining proficiency with word processing, email, and presentation management software. Students will also be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study web publishing and design, spreadsheets and database software.

UNIT 1: UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS CAREERS
UNIT 2: COMMUNICATING THROUGH LETTERS AND EMAIL
UNIT 3: COMMUNICATING THROUGH FORMAL BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
UNIT 4: COMMUNICATING THROUGH PRESENTATIONS
UNIT 5: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNIT 6: SPREADSHEETS AND DATABASES
UNIT 7: EXPLORING THE WEB
UNIT 8: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Spanish I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as home life,
occupations, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING SPANISH
UNIT 2: HOW YOU FEEL AND WHERE YOU ARE
UNIT 3: COLORS, CLOTHING, CULTURE, AND THE CULINARY ARTS
UNIT 4: SPANISH I EXAM-1
UNIT 5: WORKING OUT, PLAYING HARD, AND PARTYING DOWN
UNIT 6: DECIR, DEBER, AND THE BODY
UNIT 7: SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH NEW EYES
UNIT 8: SPANISH I EXAM-2

Building on Spanish I concepts, Spanish II students learn to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both in formal and informal situations. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
UNIT 2: GETTING OUT AND STAYING IN
UNIT 3: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY
UNIT 4: SPANISH II SEMESTER 1 REVIEW AND EXAM
UNIT 5: OH, THE PLACES YOU’VE BEEN
UNIT 6: EAT, DRINK, AND BE ORDERED AROUND
UNIT 7: UNIT VOCABULARY
UNIT 8: SPANISH II EXAM

French I teaches students to greet people, describe family and friends, talk about hobbies, and communicate about other topics, such as sports, travel, and medicine. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.

UNIT 1: WELCOME TO FRENCH I
UNIT 2: YOU AND THE THINGS YOU DO
UNIT 3: EATING AND SHOPPING
UNIT 4: FRENCH EXAM-1
UNIT 5: SOME OF THE FINER THINGS
UNIT 6: TRAVELING AND TRANSPORTATION
UNIT 7: THE REAL WORLD
UNIT 8: FRENCH EXAM-2

French II teaches students to communicate more confidently about themselves, as well as about topics beyond their own lives – both informal and
informal address. Each lesson presents vocabulary, grammar, and culture in context, followed by explanations and exercises. The material in this course is presented at a moderate pace. This course is built to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards

UNIT 1: POPULAR AND FINE CULTURE
UNIT 2: THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG
UNIT 3:HOME AND FAMILY
UNIT 4: : LA VIE QUOTIDIENNE EN FRANCE
UNIT 5: PARTIES, FOOD, TRAVEL, AND BUSINESS
UNIT 6:: FRENCH II REVIEW AND EXAM

Students begin their introduction to Mandarin Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

UNIT 1 : GREETINGS
UNIT 2 : NUMBERS 1-20
UNIT 3 : NUMBERS 21-100 AGE
UNIT 4 : FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTRO TO MEASURE WORDS: (PEOPLE) 个,
UNIT 5 : SCHOOL MEASURE WORDS CONTINUED:
UNIT 6 : ANIMALS MW FOR ANIMALS
UNIT 7 : DESCRIPTIONS HOW TO USE 是 AND 很 HOW TO USE 好 LIKE “VERY”
COLORS IN CHINA FINAL SOUND /OU/
UNIT 8 : COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES

This course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). The course content is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards

THE HIGH SCHOOL MANDARIN CHINESE II COURSE HELPS STUDENTS:

  1. ENGAGE IN LANGUAGE LEARNING
  2. REVIEW AND EXPAND THEIR STUDY OF COMMON VOCABULARY TOPIC
  3. GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF A WIDE RANGE OF GRAMMAR
  4. PARTICIPATE IN EXPANDED CONVERSATIONS AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO A VARIETY OF CONVERSATIONAL PROMPTS
  5. COMMUNICATE MORE MEANINGFULLY USING CORRECT VOCABULARY AND GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES
  6. READ, WRITE, SPEAK, AND LISTEN FOR MEANING IN CHINESE
  7. FURTHER THEIR STUDY AND USE OF CHINESE CHARACTERS
  8. ANALYZE AND COMPARE CULTURAL PRACTICES, PRODUCTS, AND PERSPECTIVES OF VARIOUS Chinese-speaking REGIONS
  9. REGULARLY ASSESS PROGRESS IN PROFICIENCY THROUGH QUIZZES, TESTS, AND SPEAKING/WRITING SUBMISSIONS
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