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Three's Spanish

Three year olds build a solid foundation of the Spanish language by learning the basic vocabulary of the Spanish Circle Time.

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Bridge K Science

The Bridge Kindergarten science curriculum focuses on developing students' curiosity for exploring nature and cause and effect.

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Bridge K Math

Students work individually and in groups to engage in higher level math skills such as using ten frames, subitizing groups up to 10, adding and subtracting, and comparing and measuring using rulers, strings and other manipulatives.

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Early Childhood Technology

Through various curriculum apps such as Letterland Phonics and Building Blocks Math, students use tablets and videos to enhance their knowledge of letters, letter sounds, letter formations and mathematical competencies including numbers 0-20, sequencing, comparing, sorting, graphing, and two and three dimensional shapes.

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Early Childhood Social Studies

Exploring multiculturalism and inclusiveness, students learn about ethnicity and numerous cultures through books, music, interactive play with others, engaging in cooking projects with diverse foods, sharing family stories and photos.

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Bridge K Spanish

Students expand their vocabulary acquired through the previous years while learning the additional vocabulary topics of verbs/actions, clothing items  and parts of the body.

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Kindergarten Spanish

Students build a strong Spanish foundation in interpersonal communication skills of listening and speaking by learning basic vocabulary and proper pronunciation.

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Kindergarten Math

Kindergarteners will learn how to reason, solve problems, and create a strong number sense foundation through modeling and using manipulatives.

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First Grade Social Studies

First graders experience a well-balanced blend of history and citizenship education as they learn about traditions and early Texas events as well as how to become a participating member of society.

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First Grade Science

Focusing on patterns and life cycles, students examine a variety of topics ranging from the physical science of waves to the movement of stars, to hatching chicken eggs and growing bean seeds.

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First Grade Math

First graders learn several strategies to add and subtract basic numbers, explore place value to the hundreds, and are introduced to double-digit addition and subtraction.

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Second Grade Science

Students will build deeper scientific knowledge and make real-world scientific connections through the integration of hands-on inquiry, technology, collaborative learning, reading, and research.

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Second Grade Spanish

Students continue to practice and develop proficiency through simple storylines, as well as, expand their vocabulary acquired through the previous years.

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Third Grade Math

Students will become proficient in the following domains: operations and algebraic thinking, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry.

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Fourth Grade Math

Students develop operations and algebraic thinking by using the four operations with whole numbers and generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

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Fifth Grade Language Arts

Students are exposed to various genres of literature with a focus on comprehension, critical thinking, character analysis and understanding of literary devices.

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Fifth Grade Spanish

The introduction of new vocabulary and language structures deepen the students’ understanding of the Spanish language and their ability to communicate effectively at a higher level.

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Fifth Grade Science

Fifth graders will develop the ability to ask scientific questions and develop reasonable explanations to their hypotheses based on their observations.

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Sixth Grade Art

This semester-long course focuses on the basic elements and principles of art while incorporating art history, appreciation, and self expression.

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Beginning Band

Students in this course will learn the basics of an instrument, how to read music, and play various musical styles with your fellow students.

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Eighth Grade Science

Focusing on topics related to Earth and Space, students explore the interconnections between land, ocean, atmosphere and outer space.

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Latin 7

An introductory Latin course for seventh graders, students build fundamental language arts skills with English as they begin their study of the ancient language.

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Latin 8

Eighth graders in Latin 8 build depth with their grammatical knowledge in both English and Latin.

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Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles and their associated relationships as a mathematical system.

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Sixth Grade English

While reading comprehension skills are a priority, students also begin to develop their analytical skills through the practice of close reading and annotation.

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Seventh Grade English

This course focuses on developing critical thinking and writing skills, using as literary inspiration Greek mythology, the Iliad and Odyssey, as well as novels and poetry.

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Students explore average rates of change in real world situations and then use limits to compute and apply instantaneous rates of change.

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Students explore patterns in data, learn to recognize different types of bias in studies and experiments and the difference between statistical and practical significance.

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Eleventh Grade U.S. History

This is a year-long, challenging survey chronicle that begins with a discussion of North America’s earliest inhabitants and concludes with the United States’ current role in the ever-increasing political, social, and economic globalization of our world.

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AP U.S. History

AP U.S. History is the equivalent of a two-semester, college-level survey course that will provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge required to deal critically with the problems and challenges of U.S. History, from the earliest inhabitants of North America through the current political, social, and economic globalization of our world today.

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Entrepreneurship students will learn collaborative problem solving, design thinking, research and presentation skills through their work with local and national entrepreneurs.

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East Meets West

This is a one-semester elective course designed to provide students with a general understanding of Far Eastern history, with particular emphasis on China and Japan.

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The Psychology course will cover an array of topics, including the biology of the brain, social psychology, research methods, and more.

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Contemporary U.S. History

This course focuses on the 1980s through 2010 U.S. history and culture with a focus on politics, diplomacy, and advancements made in science and human rights.

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Spanish IV

Students are able to express more complex thoughts and ideas as they are introduced to advanced tenses and grammar concepts.

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AP Spanish Literature

Students are able to understand, analyze, and compare various works of literature from different time periods and countries in the Spanish-speaking world.

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AP Spanish Language

Upon completion of this course, students demonstrate understanding of diverse cultures, incorporate interdisciplinary topics, make comparisons between languages and cultures, and use Spanish in real-life settings.

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Spanish for Business

Students deepen their understanding of the language by communicating on a variety of topics including, marketing, finance and investments, and economics.

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Japanese II

Students further their language studies through scenarios that they might encounter if they were to go to Japan (shopping, ordering at a restaurant, staying with a host family, etc).

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Latin II

This course continues the study of Latin by building on students’ vocabulary, looking into more complex grammatical structures, and developing reading and translating skills.

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Latin IV/V

Students further develop their understanding of the Latin language, building on vocabulary, grammar, reading skills, rhetorical devices, writing style, content, and the context of the passages and authors studied.

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Latin III

This course introduces students to the reading of real Latin texts written by ancient Roman authors.

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AP Latin

This course follows the AP Latin curriculum set by the College Board with a view towards preparing students to take the AP Latin examination in the spring.

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Classical Mythology

This course broadly surveys the canonical mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome, focusing especially on issues of culture and history in addition to philosophical and social questions raised by the myths.

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Greek II Honors

Students continue the study of Greek by building vocabulary, looking into more complex grammatical structures, and developing reading and translating skills.

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English I

The English 1 classes introduce students to the academic practice of creating and discovering meaning in engagement with complex, multi-genre texts, primarily through thematic and formal analysis.

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English IV

English IV exposes students to a wide range of literary genres including fiction, short stories and drama in order to gain a global perspective and appreciation of the relevancy of the written word from any time period.

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English III

The English III classes focus on developing an understanding of more challenging and diverse literary texts.

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Honors College English I: Inquiry & Analysis

Honors College English 1: Inquiry and Analysis is an interdisciplinary course in which students will both study and practice the Humanities as a collaborative discipline that allows them to create products (texts, experiences, outcomes) that address not only classroom concerns but events and issues at work in the larger world.

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Senior Capstone Design

Capstone Design builds on the Junior Honors Thesis program by providing students an opportunity to conduct extensive empathy work and partner with a local or national organization that aligns with their personal interests.

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Jazz/Rock Ensemble

The group is primarily made up of singers, guitarists, drummers, and pianists, but all instruments and voice types are welcome

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2D Studio Art Paper Garment Fashion Design
2D Studio Art I

This course concentrates on building fundamental drawing and painting skills through application of techniques and exploring a variety of media.

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2D Studio Art III

This class concentrates on intensifying the creative experience through advanced abstract as well as traditional media work, technical skill and artistic style.

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AP 2D Studio Art
2D Studio Art IV

In this course students learn the basics of graphic design, photography, and copywriting as well as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software programs used in the production of the yearbook.

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Film Appreciation

In this yearlong course, we will survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures and cinema’s impact on and reflection of society.

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Musical Theatre

There will be coaching involving singing and dance, and will focus on creating a character through song and dance, and how to best convey the story while performing musical theatre.  

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AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science is designed to engage students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships within the natural world.

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Forensics introduces the application of scientific investigation and analysis of crime scenes that can be used in a court of law.

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Anatomy & Physiology

This project-based course focuses on the individual body systems as well as how each pertains to the subsequent running and maintenance of the human body as an organism.

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Students engage in investigating how the human body works from the perspectives of both biology and physics, and exploring the intersections and synergy between these two fields.

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Students apply critical and logical thinking to formulate scientific questions which guide investigations.

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Introduction to Christian Thought

Students will develop critical thinking skills in regard to main theological themes in Christian traditions and wrestle with ethical application of those concepts to current life.

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World Religions - Eastern Traditions

This course explores the diversity of religious expression in and around Asia with the goal of fostering intellectual and personal empathy towards people and intellectual traditions.

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World Religions - Abrahamic Traditions

This course explores the diversity of religious expression of the religions that trace their history back to Abraham with the goal of fostering intellectual and personal empathy towards people and intellectual traditions.

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Ethics and Social Justice

Students ask age old questions about justice, virtue, and morality as they investigate the major philosophical traditions of moral thought and practice.

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Age-appropriate development of both gross motor skills, teamwork and sport-specific skill instruction.

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Seventh Grade Science

Students in this Life Science class study various living things, their structure and function, and how they interact with each other and their environment.

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Algebra I

Algebra I involves the study of algebraic expressions, real number operations, equations, including multi-step and with variables on both sides, and inequalities with the same characteristics.

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This course is an investigation into Euclidean Geometry using customary and discovery approaches.

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Algebra II

Algebra builds on the math students have learned up through Geometry and extends those concepts in depth to number systems, radical expressions, imaginary numbers, polynomials, matrices, logarithms, and functions.

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College Algebra

This course will begin with a basic review of concepts from Algebra II and then will continue to enhance algebraic skills.

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AP Statistics

The course consists of both descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on statistical literacy and the development of statistical thinking.

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AP Chemistry

The goal of the course is to help the student develop a conceptual framework for modern chemistry by addressing certain themes, including science as a process, the relationship of structure and properties, chemical reactions, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, reaction kinetics, acid-base and buffer systems, and electrochemistry.

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Introduction to Ornithology

This course is designed to introduce students to the study of birds. Students will learn the anatomical structure, behavioral habits and migratory patterns of several species, including many species native to North Texas.

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Engineering: Solar Car

Students will participate in the design, building and racing of a solar powered electric car in order to participate in the Solar Car Challenge during the summer.

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AP Government

Students are challenged to think critically in order to not only prepare for the test but to also begin the transition into becoming voting adults.

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Creative Writing

This course will concern itself with the at times seemingly magical ability of the written word to discover and convey the depths of our individual and collective lives.

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This course emphasizes the development of debating skills that may be used in the formal debate context as well as life situations.

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From the poets of old to the contemporary music scene, poetry is used to convey the ambiguity, complexity, and emotion of the human experience.

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This class is to build on solid fundamental skills in ‘Advanced’ English so that students can increase their confidence in English conversations, read longer texts and broaden skills in writing to communicate.

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This class is to provide personalized and rigorous support for international students who need development in several key areas of their English language skills.

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In this course, students will further develop their skills in academic writing and advanced reading by engaging with college-level texts.

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Women's Choir

The Women’s Choir will sing advanced SSA and SSAA music, sight-read at an honors level, and continue the study of advanced music theory and music history.

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Filmmaking II

This is an advanced course in all aspects of filmmaking. Students will produce short films in both the narrative cinema and documentary genres.

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Three's Science

Three-Year-Old Classes engage in hands-on science activities with the goal of laying the foundation of science concepts.

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Three's Language Arts

The phonics based curriculum, Letterland, is used in Early Childhood and promotes learning of letters and letter sounds through story-based characters.

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Pre-K Language Arts

Letterland, a phonics based curriculum, is used in Pre-K classrooms and encompasses phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting. Students practice writing and recognizing lower and upper case letter, as well as letter sounds.

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Three's Math

Students develop foundational math skills through hands-on, multisensory, engaging and fun lessons and activities.

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Sixth Grade Study Skills

As students continue to hone in on their study skills and their learning style, students will learn additional techniques and incorporate them into their work through this class.

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Leadership focuses on leadership, peer relationships, problem-solving, goal setting and public speaking.

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Fifth Grade Math

Fifth Grade Math students at All Saints’ will experience a coherent, comprehensive, and connected mathematical foundation. 

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The All Saints' Curriculum Foundation

Established in 1997 by the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, The All Saints' Curriculum Foundation is celebrated for honoring classical tenets through the development of distinctive programs within our History and Classics departments, as well as fostering a community-wide appreciation for our School's intellectual heritage. The Foundation’s purpose is to support the School in the development of an interdisciplinary teaching approach to the political, artistic, literary and philosophical achievement of Western Civilization.

We believe the Curriculum Foundation has propelled All Saints' to a position as a nationwide leader in excellent integrative education, built something important and lasting for our community, and truly enriched the lives of our students. We are forever grateful to the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation for their gracious gift that has helped shape All Saints' and inspired our School to reach even higher.

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