Communication Arts and Sciences Curriculum

All CAS classes are untracked and, in keeping with this heterogeneous learning approach, Advanced Placement classes have been replaced with a demanding academic core and elective curriculum designed to challenge and engage every student. Classes are integrated with cross-disciplinary assignments and articulation between the grade levels. The English/History Core emphasizes written communication throughout the four-year curriculum and focuses on the development of critical thinking and analysis. CAS classes are challenging, benefiting students who have high achievement records as well as those who have struggled in school.  The school’s collaborative teaching model and close student-teacher relationships create an environment in which teachers are able to carefully assess student effort and performance and find ways to motivate and challenge each student to meet his/her full intellectual potential.

Students enrolled in CAS fulfill the learning community’s requirements within CAS. All remaining courses needed to fulfill high school graduation and college eligibility requirements are chosen as electives from the following departments: African American Studies, Arts: Visual & Performing, Physical Education, Technology and World Languages.

* Placement into Honors Geometry or higher level math based on math department assessment.
** Students can enroll in CAS AP Augmentation classes in their 11th and 12th grade English classes

 

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