A.S.B. Educational Institute
Registered with the Illinois State Board of Education
Secondary Education Grades 6-12
Welcome! to a new and exciting venture. You are taking a vital step that will provide the necessary tools in order to plane your career, beyond high school. And you are to be commended.
It is not easy making this decision and it takes hard work. Not everyone has had an opportunity you continue their high school studies. However, I can assure you it is the right thing to do for your and your family. And, I am here to help. I wish you much success in your endeavors.
Marlene Parham Murphy
Now Let's Get This Ball Rolling!
It is the goal of the institution to:
All of our programs are delivered on line. Diplomas are issued after all secondary education graduation requirements are met.
We encourage students to be creative in a free style learning environment.
Please Read The Illinois Graduation Requirements
These are the Courses You will be Required to Take Toward Graduation
Mathematics -3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is
the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics.
Topics include simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving
equations and inequalities, and graphing linear and quadratic
functions and relations. Live video demonstrations.
(Prerequisite: Algebra I) This course extends the topics first seen in Algebra I and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations.
This course is an advanced math course that teaches trigonometry functions, identities, and equations with practical application. The course is expanded to include analytic geometry, complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic functions and equations.
Algebra I ) This course develops a structured mathematical system
employing both deductive and inductive reasoning. It includes plane,
spatial, coordinate, and transformational geometry. Algebraic
methods are used to solve problems involving geometric
principles. Live video demonstrations.
English- 4 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
Students will learn to write for a variety of purposes and cite
sources using conventions recommended by professional organizations
such as the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the
American Psychological Association (APA). Emphasis is on content,
purpose, and audience in focused writing.
English I Grammar and Writing English/Composition (freshmen and sophomores) courses are designed for freshmen and/or sophomores and build upon previous writing skills. These courses seek to develop the writing processes and practices necessary for producing successful high school compositions. Students typically learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph essays and compositions. While emphasizing composition, these courses may also incorporate some literature study to expose students to exemplary illustrations of various forms of writing
English II Composition
English/Composition (freshmen and sophomores) courses are designed for freshmen and/or sophomores and build upon previous writing skills. These courses seek to develop the writing processes and practices necessary for producing successful high school compositions. Students typically learn to write persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph essays and compositions. While emphasizing composition, these courses may also incorporate some literature study to expose students to exemplary illustrations of various forms of writing.
English III Literature, Reading and Writing Comprehension
Research/Technical Writing classes prepare students to write research papers and/or technical reports. These classes emphasize researching (primary and secondary sources), organizing (material, thoughts, and arguments), and writing in a persuasive or technical style.
English IV Various Styles of Writing
English/Composition (juniors and seniors) courses are designed for juniors and/or seniors and build upon previous writing skills. Reinforcing the logic and critical-thinking skills that accompany good writing, these courses—which emphasize word choice, usage, and writing mechanics—provide continued and advanced instruction in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. English/Composition (juniors and seniors) courses may emphasize college or business preparation; literature study may be offered as an additional component in which students analyze examples of several genres
Social Science- 3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation-
Civics and American Government
Government is a full year study of the structures, processes and
issues of national, state and local government. The course gives
emphasis to the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, the
skills necessary for critical thinking, and the knowledge
appropriate for wise decision making.
Economics will prepare students to function within society as fiscally adapted and responsible individuals. Includes application in: solving economic policy problems, economics and math, recognizing misleading consumer economic statistics, identifying key concepts in advertising and a persuasive essay on economic policy
are expected to identify and review significant events, persons, and
movements in the early development of the nation. Students passing
this class will receive credit for the Public Law 195 "Constitution
Exam". Includes access to the Library of Congress, The Eyes on the
Prize series, actual war footage and veteran testimonies, footage
from the 911 crises and other historical events.
course emphasizes events and developments in the past that greatly
affected large numbers of people across broad areas and that
significantly influenced peoples and places in subsequent eras
including a very detailed survey of world religions. Includes
video support and series on key topics.
Natural Science- 3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
This course is a laboratory course acceptable for
college entry and provides a broad overview of biological systems
from simple to complex life forms through inquiry-based laboratory
investigations. This program promotes scientific thinking through
problem solving, a process that encourages curiosity and careful
inquiry. Includes multimedia support.
course is a laboratory course acceptable for college entry
and examines the composition of various substances and the changes
they can go through. The periodic table and simple compounds are
covered as well as the basics of Chemistry. This is a complete
up-to-date course. .
laboratory course acceptable for college entry. In the class,
students will be able to apply knowledge from the basic sciences and
mathematics to these very interdisciplinary practical global
problems. The main focus will be to attempt to understand how the
biosphere changes naturally and how human activities are altering
it. An online simulator is used for LAB work.
World Language- 2 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and
writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic
requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and
forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations using a
fully online multimedia approach.
This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations using a fully online multimedia approach.
Fine Arts- 2 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
A survey of various American contributions to the world’s musical
culture, with an emphasis on understanding musical terminology and
developing the ability to listen intelligently. No previous musical
experience is required. Musical examples will include 19th century
classical compositions and subsequent gospel, blues, jazz and
popular music, presented within a general overview of American
culture of the time.
This courses contains a framework that insures that all students receive a rigorous study of the arts. It also involves the integration of the arts into any curriculum. The course Includes: Art Production, Art History and Art Criticism
Physical Education- 2 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
Health Education I
Explores current concepts of practical and applied nutrition; studies food selection, current myths and misconceptions, the relationship of nutrients to optimal health, obesity and weight control, and more. Resources: Video - Farmer's Market, National Nutritional Guidelines, Scholarly Journals, Case Study Files, and Meal Planning Options.
This course teaches students rules and safety involved in becoming responsible drivers, particularly in the State of Illinois. It includes current issues and consequences of unsafe driving and organizations developed to help alleviate unsafe driving. Levels of licenses are explained and 50 hours of road practice are included as a qualifying element to obtain a graduated license.
Electives- 3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation
This course is designed to help students
develop competencies in mathematics for business and personal use.
Students will begin with a basic math review and use these skills
in real-life problem solving. The course focuses on awareness of
consumer-related issues and strives to help students become "more
This course teaches students how to make good financial decisions in the global economy. It prepares students in living comfortable lives for themselves and their families using reasonable, economy-based calculations to manage finances.
This course familiarizes the student with our criminal justice system and its policies, issues, and challenges. The course also creates an awareness of what an individual faces upon re-entry into the community after incarceration.
This course teaches students effective communication. It addresses communication with diversity and appropriate grammatical skills. Te course encompasses all types of writing , communication, and technological skills needed to successfully function in the workplace.
Career Education-College and Career Readiness: 2 Credits Recommended
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Computers provides short history of
the computer, and lessons on: Circuits and Switches, Digital
Information, Microprocessors, Microsoft Office Programs, and
Internet Cyber functions.
Career Planning teaches students how to prepare and plan for successful careers. Skills are developed which provide tools to evaluate, explore, and make good decisions to launch an appropriate career.