# Online Program

Even with a large campus in Somerset, New Jersey, the Elite Prep also offer a complete online curriculum for students, especially those who live outside of the U.S., an opportunity to be a student of Elite Prep. Students who successfully complete these courses, and the requirement at his/her local high school will receive the equivalent grades, credits and an Elite Prep high school diploma.

Students enrolled in the online program are required to take two years of American history, one year of World history, one year of American government, four years of English – Critical reading, and Essay writing, two years of Health, one year of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, one year of Microsoft Excel, one year of Java, one year of C++ and one year of data base.

Students taking the online program, must submit application for admission, pay application fee and be formally accepted by Elite Prep.

Student may choose to physically attend school at Elite Prep in Somerset, New Jersey for five weeks per year anytime including summer. Student may also choose the starting date of his/her attendance. During the five weeks of study at Elite Prep’s Somerset campus, students may choose to stay in Elite Prep’s dormitory or arrange his/her own apartment.

If a student is not able to come to United States to participate in the onsite study, he or she may arrange with other students who are in the similar situation to have the courses taught in China. The cost of having Elite Prep’s teachers teach in China, except the teacher’s salary will be borne by the students who has such need.

Students may participate in this online program anytime from the 9th grade to 12th grade years. As long as the student complete the requirement at his/her local high school and the required online courses in here, he/she will receive the equivalent grades, credits and earn an Elite Prep high school diploma.

Students are not required to take honor or AP courses to graduate, but are strongly encouraged to do so as the grades for honor and AP courses care more weight when applying for colleges.

#### Path to Graduation

Subject |
Grade 9 |
Grade 10 |
Grade 11 |
Grade 10 |

English | English 9 | English 10 | English 11 | English 10 |

Math | Algebra I | Algebra II | Pre-Calculus | Calculus |

Social Studies | U.S. History | U.S. History | World History | U.S. Government |

Tech & Science | Excel | Biology | Chemistry | Physics |

### Science

At the secondary level, grades 9-12, students expand their understanding of history and the social sciences. Following the geographic and historic perspectives of the elementary and middle grades, the secondary social studies program builds upon the study of North Carolina at grades four and eight, the United States at grade five, and the cultural geographic study of the world in grades five, six, and seven. The secondary level moves to a formal study of world and United States history; links civics and economics in a course intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enter effectively into adult citizenship; and suggests a variety of social studies electives.

While we cannot predict what specific knowledge and behavior will be in demand as we venture in the twenty-first century, through social studies we can concentrate on educating citizens who will be scholarly, exercise leadership, and support democratic ideals. We can prepare our students for a post secondary world, be it continued schooling or the workforce.

#### Courses

Course |
Prerequisite |
Length |
Credits |
---|---|---|---|

Biology | None | Two semesters | 1.0 |

Chemistry | None | Two semesters | 1.0 |

Physics | None | Two semesters | 1.0 |

#### Biology

Prerequisite: None

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

Biology focuses on the mastery of basic biological concepts and models while building scientific inquiry skills and exploring the connections between living things and their environment. The course begins with an introduction to the nature of science and biology, including the major themes of structure and function, matter and energy flow, systems, and the interconnectedness of life. Students then apply those themes to the structure and function of the cell, cellular metabolism, and biogeochemical cycles. Building on this foundation, students explore the connections and interactions between living things by studying genetics, ecosystems, natural selection, and evolution. The course ends with an applied look at human biology. Scientific inquiry skills a e embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science.

#### Chemistry

Prerequisites: A physical science course and one year of Algebra

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

Chemistry offers a curriculum that emphasizes students’ understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society highly influenced by science and technology. The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills within the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, the importance of chemistry to society, atomic structure, bonding in matter, chemical reactions, redox reactions, electrochemistry, phases of matter, equilibrium and kinetics, acids and bases, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, nuclear reactions, organic chemistry, and alternative energy Scientific inquiry skills a e embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how chemistry concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply concepts learned in the Studies and practice their writing skills.

#### Physics

Prerequisite: Middle school/junior Virtual school Physics, and one year of Algebra (two years recommended)

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

Physics offers a curriculum that emphasizes students’ understanding of fundamental physics concepts while helping them acquire tools to be conversant in a society Virtually influenced by science and technology. The course provides students with opportunities to learn and practice critical scientific skills wit in the context of relevant scientific questions. Topics include the nature of science, math for physics, energy, kinematics, force and motion, momentum, gravitation, chemistry for physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear physics, quantum physics, and cosmology. Scientific inquiry skills are embedded in the direct instruction, wherein students learn to ask scientific questions, form and test hypotheses, and use logic and evidence to draw conclusions about the concepts. Lab activities reinforce critical thinking, writing, and communication skills and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nature of science. Throughout this course, students are given an opportunity to understand how physics concepts are applied in technology and engineering. Journal and Practice activities provide additional opportunities for students to apply concepts learned in the Studies and practice their writing skills.

### Math

#### Algebra I

Prerequisite: Introductory or Pre-Algebra

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

Algebra I builds students’ command of linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include problem-solving with basic equations and formulas; measurement; an introduction to functions and problem solving; linear equations and systems of linear equations; exponents and exponential functions; sequences and functions; descriptive statistics; polynomials and factoring; quadratic equations and functions; and function transformations and inverses. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

#### Algebra II

Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

Algebra II introduces students to advanced functions, with a focus on developing a strong conceptual grasp of the expressions that define them. Students learn through discovery and application, developing the skills they need to break down complex challenges and demonstrate their knowledge in new situations. Course topics include quadratic equations; polynomial functions; rational expressions and equations; radical expressions and equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric identities and functions; modeling with functions; probability and inferential statistics; probability distributions; and sample distributions and confidence intervals. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

#### Precalculus

Prerequisites: Successful completion of two years of Algebra and one year of Geometry

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

Precalculus is a course that combines reviews of algebra, geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for calculus. The course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. The first semester includes linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations; and conic sections. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions; inverse trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometry, including vectors and laws of cosine and sine; polar functions and notation; and arithmetic of complex numbers.

#### Calculus

Prerequisites: Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

Length: Two semesters

Credits: 1.0

In Advanced Placement Calculus AB, students learn to understand change geometrically and visually (by studying graphs of curves), analytically (by studying and working with mathematical formulas), numerically (by seeing patterns in sets of numbers), and verbally. Instead of simply getting the right answer, students learn to evaluate the soundness of proposed solutions and to apply mathematical reasoning to real-world models. Calculus helps scientists, engineers, and financial analysts understand the complex relationships behind real world phenomena. The equivalent of an introductory college level calculus course, AP Calculus AB prepares students for the AP exam and for further studies in science, engineering, and mathematics. This course has been authorized by the College Board to use the AP designation.

## SOCIAL STUDIES ONLINE

## Social Studies

At the secondary level, grades 9-12, students expand their understanding of history and the social sciences. Following the geographic and historic perspectives of the elementary and middle grades, the secondary social studies program builds upon the study of North Carolina at grades four and eight, the United States at grade five, and the cultural geographic study of the world in grades five, six, and seven. The secondary level moves to a formal study of world and United States history; links civics and economics in a course intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enter effectively into adult citizenship; and suggests a variety of social studies electives.

While we cannot predict what specific knowledge and behavior will be in demand as we venture in the twenty-first century, through social studies we can concentrate on educating citizens who will be scholarly, exercise leadership, and support democratic ideals. We can prepare our students for a post secondary world, be it continued schooling or the workforce.

## Courses

CoursePrerequisiteLengthCredits