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9th Grade Courses

The Calvert High School offers a full array of courses consistent with its college prep approach. The catalog is structured around a set of basic academic courses that every student is expected to complete, along with a diverse selection of electives and world languages. The course catalog is fairly focused in the school’s first year, but it will grow significantly in breadth and diversity as the school grows into 10th, 11th and 12th grades in future years. The course offerings for the 2014/2015 school year are:

Core Courses:

English Language Arts 9 (Honors Course Available) Download Syllabus

Algebra 1 (Honors Course Available) OR Geometry (Honors Course Available) Download Syllabus

Biology (Honors Course Available) Download Syllabus

U.S. Government (one semester) / Civics (one semester) Download Syllabus


Spanish I or Spanish II  Download Spanish I  Download Spanish II

Human Geography – Advanced Placement Download Syllabus

Health (one semester) / Personal Fitness (one semester) Download Health

Digital Arts (one semester) / Music Appreciation (one semester) Download Digital Arts   Download Music Appreciation

Introduction to Information Technology Download Syllabus

Read more in the Calvert High School Program Guide


English 9 Texts

micemenEmbedded texts included in the course: Romeo and Juliet, The Red Badge of Courage and excerpts from The Odyssey.

Students must purchase, download, or check out from their local library Of Mice and Men by J. Steinbeck.

Students must select one of the following novels to complete a Learn, Use, Teach sequence:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Night by Elie Wiesel
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The core pedagogy of the Calvert academic program, and the foundational element of our instructional design, is the Learn-Use-Teach model. This approach represents an education “eco-system” designed to maximize each individual student’s experience by engaging with a wider learning community.

Learn – Understand content and concepts at a deep level and across subject areas

Use – Use the content in collaboration with others and within the world

Teach – Share and interactively present the learned content to others, actively engaging with material beyond the classroom

Created to incorporate the best of what we know about how students learn, the Learn-Use-Teach pedagogy is informed by research and best practices. As such, this approach is supportive of active learning and derived from inquiry-based learning foundations.

Calvert High School Curriculum

9th Grade Courses - Fall 2014

10th Grade Courses (Fall 2015)

High School Program Options

High School Pacing Options

High School Instruction

Diploma & Course Credit

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