Curriculum and Classes

9th Grade Required Courses – Many Courses are offered as ESL Courses for English Language Learners

  • English 1
  • Algebra 1 (Not taken if taken in middle school)
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • PE/Health
  • World History
  • 1 or 2 Elective(s) – Foreign Language – Chinese, Spanish (2 units required of the same language for non-international students), Art, Music (Vocal, Instrumental), Family and Consumer Sciences(FACS), International Relations, CAD, Robotics, Engineering, etc.

10th Grade – Many Courses are offered as ESL Courses for English Language Learners

  • English 2
  • Algebra 2
  • American History
  • Chemistry
  • 3 Electives – Foreign Language – Chinese, Spanish (2 units required of the same language for non-international students), Art, Music (Vocal, Instrumental), Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Family and Consumer Sciences(FACS), Culinary Arts, Apparel 1,International Relations, CAD, Robotics, Engineering, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, etc.

11th Grade – Many Courses are offered as ESL Courses for English Language Learners

  • English 3
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus 1 (AP Calculus)
  • Government/Economics
  • Physics (AP Physics)
  • 3 Electives – Foreign Language – Chinese, Spanish (2 units required of the same language for non-international students), Art, Music (Vocal, Instrumental), Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, FACS, Culinary Arts, Apparel 1and 2, International Relations, CAD, Robotics, Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, Speech, AP Chemistry, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, etc.

12th Grade – Many Courses are offered as ESL Courses for English Language Learners

  • English 4
  • Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 (AP Calculus)
  • 5 Electives – Foreign Language – Chinese, Spanish (2 units required of the same language for non-international students), Art, Music (Vocal, Instrumental), Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing,FACS, Culinary Arts, Apparel 1 and 2, International Relations, CAD, Robotics, Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, Speech, AP Chemistry, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, etc.

Our minimum curriculum comes from the Kansas Scholars Curriculum.

Art Class

Mrs. Crane’s Art Class

F.A.C.S.

What is family and consumer sciences (FACS)?

Answer: Family and Consumer Sciences was formerly “family studies” in BCPS. This content area was once known as “home economics.”

In FACS classes, students learn about the importance of personal and family living from a practical, problem-solving approach, addressing enduring questions across the lifespan.
FACS teaches young men and women their roles in society, life skills, consumer rights and responsibility, and how to be involved in their community.

From its early science beginnings that led to the school lunch program and improved water quality, FACS has been in the forefront of applying science to benefit individual and family living. Family and Consumer Sciences remains the only educational program that directly addresses the preparation of students for adult roles, including work and family responsibilities.

We offer here at Riverbend the following classes in fACS;
Introduction to FACS (Prerequisite class for all other FACS classes)
Culinary Arts
Apparel 1
Apparel 2
Moodle

Math Class – Mr. Roehm

Java Script used to write a program to solve math problems in Pre-Calculus

Physics Class

Desiree and Taylor’s Slinky Video

Music

Christmas Music Concert

Library Services

Ta-Nahisi Coats once said, “The classroom was a jail of other people’s interest. The Library was open, unending, free.”
Our Librarian Mrs. Jeanne Thackeray can be reached at: jthackeray@riverbendinternationalschool.org