Mid-Peninsula

High School

College Prep, Less Stress

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Curriculum
 
The curriculum at Mid-Peninsula High School is designed to fulfill the educational requirements of our diverse population. We offer both college-preparatory classes and general secondary education classes. With an emphasis on individual development, our balanced curriculum grants each student access to the fundamentals of all academic disciplines, specialized areas of interest, coping, critical thinking skills and constructive ways to express self.
 
To meet the needs of all students at Mid-Peninsula, we must maintain a creative and responsive approach to academic programming. Even though our current offerings are already strong and broad, particularly for a school of this size, we are always seeking new ways to help our students succeed, whether in Core classes, electives, sports or enrichment opportunities.
 
Stages of Development
 
Students come to Mid-Peninsula with different sets of experiences and varying levels of success. In traditional school settings, this success is measured in three ways: grade levels, credits and grades.
 
At Mid-Peninsula, we interpret grade levels in the following ways:
 
Freshman: Getting Started/Checking it Out Sophomores: Having Experiences/Developing Expectations Juniors: Finding a Vision/Making Plans Seniors: Completing Requirements/Taking the Next Step
Course Offerings
 
ENGLISH
*Advanced Composition 
English Fundamentals 
*English I, II, III, IV
*Gender Studies
*Socratic Seminar
*Honors English III,IV
 
LOTE
(Language other than English)
*ASL I, II, III, IV
*Spanish IIIIIIIV
 
MATHEMATICS
*Algebra I, II
*Calculus
Consumer Math
*Geometry 
Intro to Algebra
*Trigonometry
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Independent Study PE 
Physical Education
Team Sports
Weight Training 
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
*British History
*Government
*US History
*World Studies III
*Honors US History
*Honors World Studies
 
 
 
SCIENCE 
*Science I (UC elective)
*Biology
*Advanced Biology
*Chemistry
*Physics 
 
ELECTIVES
*Art
*Drama
Human Relations
Music Ensemble
Office Aide
Peer Tutoring
SAT Prep
*Studio Art
Teacher Aide
Transitions Seminar
Work Experience
Yearbook 
 
STUDY CENTER Academic Support /Study Skills
Driver Education
Health
 
 
 
On-Line AP/High School Courses 
Selected AP and other high school courses available online.
 
*Approved College Preparatory Subjects


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