The high school stresses two main curricular areas: SAT preparation and core area knowledge based on Common Core Curriculum.
As freshmen, students are automatically enrolled into the following courses if they pass their placement tests in mathematics and reading. If students do not pass their placement tests, they are enrolled into English Basics and Basic Math. These two courses receive no high school credit. This is a rigorous program for incoming 9th graders, but will ensure students meet the demands of SAT preparation and college preparation.
Students learn about lifelong fitness and health choices.
Requirement 2 trimesters
Freshman students prepare for their high school experience by exploring leadership, study and organizational skills.
Requirement 1 trimester
Students focuses on writing skills, learning sentence diagramming, parts of speech, and grammar conventions.
This course teaches the fundamentals of Algebra through the Carnegie curriculum.
Requirement 3 trimesters
This course supports students with the fundamentals behind Algebra I.
This course covers a global analysis of world history, eras 1-8.
As sophomores, students are automatically enrolled into the following courses.
This course supports students with the fundamentals behind Geometry.
Students learn basic biology using the Holt Biology curriculum.
This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students will be exposed to daily writing and grammar, while also exploring classic and modern literature texts.
Students will explore US History from the Expansion of the American West to present day (1850-present), while incorporating reading and writing skills.
Students learn geometry through an SAT mathematical approach. Students are introduced to a concept through several SAT passages related to that concept. They work backwards to understand the problem at its basic level, then scaffold back up to solve the problem. The curriculum is mirrored from Carnegie Math.
Students will learn about the history of governments, the United States government, political parties, and voting.
As juniors, students are automatically enrolled into the following courses.
Students will focus on test-taking strategies for their SAT test in March. They will take several practice tests, review general test taking tips, go through each subject area section to understand test format, and learn how to reason through SAT style questioning. This course is essential for those who would like to attend a university after high school. Students should invest in this course; it is a wonderful (free) opportunity.
Students learn fundamental chemistry concepts. This course is essential for college-bound students.
This class will take students through the writing process and different approaches for a variety of writing pieces. Students will also have mini grammar lessons reviewing basic and advanced English grammar skills.
Students will be exposed to difficult, classic American Literature throughout this course. They will learn how to analyze, write, and discuss literature in an intellectual manner. Students will also review writing skills, vocabulary, and grammar to prepare for their MME/SAT tests.
Students learn Algebra II through an SAT mathematic approach. Students are introduced to a concept through several SAT passages related to that concept. They work backwards to understand the problem at its basic level then scaffold back up to solve the problem. General mathematic curriculum is based on Carnegie.
Students will be able to choose between 54 online courses they would like to pursue for high school credit. Online education is a part of the Michigan Curriculum.
As seniors, students are automatically enrolled into the following courses. These courses along with other prep prepare your children for their collegiate prep exams as well.
This course focuses mainly on literary analysis of college level readings such as Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, and A Tale of Two Cities. Grammar and writing assignments occur daily. Students will also write several essays and complete a large scale research essay.
This course is intended to be rigorous in preparing students for college level science courses. Human Biology covers all of the body’s systems and functions in great detail. Students take weekly quizzes, do daily homework assignments, and take rigorous unit tests. Seniors generally feel that this is their most challenging course during their years at MCHS.
Seniors are required to take this course to graduate. This course is mirrored after Macomb Community College’s (MCC) Intermediate Algebra course. The course is taught using MCC’s Intermediate Algebra book, authored by Munem and West. What is covered: Linear Equations and Inequalities, Linear Graphs and Functions, Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities, Systems of Linear Graphs and Functions, Polynomial Expressions and Functions, Rational Expressions and Functions, and Operations with Integers and Rational Numbers.
Student will be able to choose between 54 online courses they would like to pursue for high school credit. Online education is a part of the Michigan Curriculum.
Students will take this online Ferris State University-provided college class and earn 3 transferrable college credits. The class itself focuses on preparing students to be College and Career Ready.
Reading strategies are implemented cross-curricularly at middle and high school. The HS maintains an SAT college-ready focus across all subjects.