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Course Offerings

ENGLISH
Language Arts/English will focus on reading, writing and oral communication.
Students will be exposed to all genres of writing and reading.
 
Grade 9: Introduction to Literature and Composition
Grade 10: American Literature and Composition
 
Grade 11: Literature, Language, & Rhetoric
Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Composition
Grade 12: Literature and Critical Analysis
Advanced Placement (AP) Literature and Composition
 
MATHEMATICS
The mathematics program will focus on mathematical problem solving and logical reasoning using the Core-Plus Mathematics to enhance understanding through real- life contexts.
 
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus
Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics
Financial Literacy
 
SCIENCE
All science courses are inquiry and standards based using Next Generation Science Standards and will include investigations and expeditions.
 
Foundation of Physics
Environmental Chemistry
Biology
EEP Biology (Rhode Island College) 111
EEP Biology (Rhode Island College) 112
Environmental Science
Rhode Island Ecology
Environment and Society
 
HISTORY
Providing a foundation in Western and world culture and history, students will read analytically, write effectively, and speak confidently and students will be exposed to current and past events, local and global issues, and have opportunities to be involved in local governing systems.
 
World History
US History
21st Century History
Facing History and Ourselves
Economics
WELLNESS, HEALTH & ATHLETICS
Courses are aligned with the National Physical Education and Health curriculum. Instruction in adventure education will also be integrated.
 
Wellness, Health, and Athletics I to IV
 
FINE ARTS
Based on the Expeditionary learning model, craftsmanship is one of the most important components to quality work. The fine arts program will emphasize the performing and visual arts.
 
ART: 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Art, Drama, Studio Art,
Early Enrollment (EEP) Art and Nature (Rhode Island College)
 
MUSIC: Foundation of Music, Survey of Music,
Early Enrollment (EEP) Survey of Music (Rhode Island College)
 
DIGITAL MEDIA and Photography
 
WORLD LANGUAGES
Spanish I-IV National Language Exam Option
German I-IV National Language Exam Option
American Sign Language I-II
 
CREW
All students take part in the crew program at the Greene School. Crew is designed to provide students with a daily opportunity to interact with grade-level peers and a crew leader. Crew groups are used to facilitate close relationships.
 
The Crew Program has several goals.
  1. To build community among students in order to promote a positive peer culture
  2. To provide academic advising and coaching
  3. To provide support for transitions to and from high school including post-secondary goal setting and planning
  4. To enhance communication and involvement with parents
  5. To provide a democratic structure for student governance.
Students are assigned to groups and paired with a crew leader. Crew meets for a total of 90 minutes per week. Crew leaders are expected to take a sincere interest in each of their Crew members and act as his/her advisor and mentor. Providing support and building relationships are the two most important aspects of this role.
 
INTENSIVES
Intensives are courses lasting for 5 full school days, which are offered 2 to 4 weeks after the close of the first semester. This “mini course" is a short, intense opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a variety of learning experiences. Students participate in an in-depth study of a special topic (elective intensives).
 
ENRICHMENT INTENSIVES are offered after the close of the first semester. Topics for these intensives are identified by faculty and students. Students who are not at risk of failing and who have strong work habits select the intensive that is of most interest to them.
 
HONORS LEVEL WORK
An honors option is available for core courses either through advanced work or independent study.
 
Two of three requirements must be met:
  • 3.5 (B+) or above average in the subject area the year previous
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Parent/student contract
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