A.S.B. Educational Institute

Registered with the Illinois State Board of Education

www.accountax.us

 Secondary Education Grades 9-12

The Parent/Student/Administrative Handbook

   

  

It is the goal of the institution to:

  • Provide students with the curriculum needed to meet high school graduation requirements.

  • Encourage students to continue to higher levels of education.  

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.

  • Our objective is to provide the academic tools for skill development while continuing to strengthen and motivate our students.  

  • Our instructors are skilled in certain academic areas that allow them to provide instruction using personalized teaching techniques

Student Planning Sheet

Secondary Education Graduation Requirements and Course Descriptions

 

Mathematics -3 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation

Algebra I

This 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. 

Algebra II

(Prerequisite: Algebra I) This course extends the topics first seen in Algebra I and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations. 

 

Trigonometry

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.



Geometry

(Prerequisite: 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 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- 4 Credit Hours Needed for Graduation-

Civics and American Government

American 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 for Consumers

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

U.S. History

Students 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.
 

World History

This 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

Biology

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.

Chemistry Lab

This 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. .  

Environmental Science Lab- Need Course and Syllabus

This 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

Spanish I

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. 

 

Spanish II

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

Music

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.

Art Design

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. 

Health Education II-

This comprehensive course: examines the historical philosophies of physical education, investigates drugs and its impact on society through the multimedia series, "Foundation for a Drug Free World"; includes video lectures on obesity and the diet revolution; HIV and AIDS; investigates the correlation between academics and health and more

Driver's Education-

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

Business Mathematics

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 informed" consumers.
 

Personal Finance

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.

Criminal Justice

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.

 

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

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.