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 and Honors**)

  • Academic English, Total Credits: 1
    • English 9
    • Grammar: grammar is reinforced through writing; grammar lessons as needed.
    • Literature: Study an anthology of writing pieces by well-known authors, focusing on specific aspects such as theme, motif, symbols, etc.
    • Novels: Read and analyze a variety of novels throughout the year including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Johnny Tremain, Animal Farm, No More Victims, The Giver, and The Oustiders.
    • Composition: Numerous writing pieces including, creative writing, expository writing, literary analysis, critical thinking writing prompts, research papers, oral speaches and poetry.
    • Vocabulary and Poetry: 400 vocabulary words; various poetic forms will be studied.
    • **Honors English courses move at an accelerated pace, cover an increased amount of novels (The Hiding Place, Anthem, Etc.) and an increased frequency of 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