Ninth Grade

Ninth Grade

Meet the teachers

Gloria Neff
9th Grade Homeroom
Ben DeClerico
9th Grade Homeroom

What will my child learn?

  • Bible
  • Biology
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Computer
  • History
  • Fine Arts

Bible

  • Total Credits: 3
  • Click here for a complete outline of our bible curriculum.

Science

  • Total Credits: 1
  • Academic Biology
    • The Science of Life and the God of Life
    • Cytology
    • Genetics
    • History of Life
    • Classification
    • Viruses
    • Monera
    • Protists
    • Fungi
    • Plants
    • Animals
  • Honors Biology
    • Same information but different pace. More assessments for H. Bio than A. Bio. For 10th Grade- They have the option for Honors Chemistry and Academic Chemistry. This year, they are receiving the same information, just at a different pace and less labs for A. Chem than H. Chem. More assessments for H. Chem than A. Chem.

English

  • Academic English, Total Credits: 1
    • English 9
    • Grammar
    • Vocabulary
    • Literature
    • Writing
    • The Novels for ninth grade are Johnny Tremain, The Outsiders, Animal Farm, Tom Sawyer for academics.
  • Honors English, Total Credits: 1
    • 400 vocabulary words with a cumulative test at the end of the year.
    • A wide spectrum of literature focusing on the specific aspects of a piece of literature such as theme, motif, tone, symbols etc. Various writing projects including creative writing, writing prompts, research papers, poetry, and several oral presentations including a dramatic monologue.
    • Reading of at least eight novels throughout the year. Examples of the novels assigned include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Hiding Place, Animal Farm, Anthem, Johnny Tremain, and The Outsiders.
    • Grammar is reinforced through writing assignments.

Math

  • Academic Algebra II, Total Credits: 1
    • Operations
    • Linear Equations
    • Linear Relations
    • Quadratic Equations
    • Polynomial Functions
    • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • Radicals
    • Complex Numbers
    • Rational Expressions and Equations
    • Introduction to Trigonometry
    • Identities
    • Inverse Functions
  • Honors Algebra II, Total Credits: 1
    • Students will refine algebra skills focused on linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations for the purpose of basic problem solving, graphing, and word problem comprehension. Emphasis will also be placed on properly simplifying complex, radical, and rational expressions, solving systems of equations, and other fundamental concepts that will prepare the student for future maths and applications. In addition, students will do weekly mental math drills to maintain basic skills.

Computer

  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Powerpoint

History

  • Total Credits: 1
  • United States History II
  • Covers: 1851 - 1990
  • PA History *PA History can be added as an elective for 9-12 under History

Fine Art

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Hand bells
  • Private instrumental lessons available
  • Click here to learn more about our music program
  • Click here to learn more about our art program