Current Community Events

Laker Playgroup is an educational playgroup for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years.

Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. Each class meets in our specially designed preprimary spaces, where parents and toddlers can explore, create and discover together. Laker Playgroup is a stepping-stone that prepares your child for the JK3 experience.

Our JK3 program now offers 2, 3 and 5 day options. Please view the schedule HERE.

 

 

 

Current Community Events

Math

Master the Following Concepts Graphically, Verbally, Numerically and/or Algebraically:

  • Deductive vs. Inductive Logic
  • Definitions, Theorems and Postulates of Geometry Proof: Indirect vs. Direct vs. Paragraph Proof
  • Triangle Congruence: CPCTC proofs
  • Similarity:
    • Scale Factor
    • AA & SAS proofs
  • Right Triangles:
    • Trigonometry
    • Special Right Triangles
    • Pythagorean Theorem
  • 2D Shapes: Area and Perimeter
  • 3D Shapes: Surface Area and Volume Formulae
  • Polygon and Circle Relationships
  • Locus and Key Constructions
  • Geo-Journals: the Big Ideas and Subtle Concepts

Projects:

  • Draw Math
  • Bake Math
  • Math Slogans
  • Geometric Application Project
  • Optional Honors Project

Science

Inquiry:

  • Applications of the Scientific Method
  • Composition of Formal Laboratory Reports
  • Development of Problem-solving Skills
  • Measurement and Calculation
  • Matter
    • Elements, Atoms, Ions, Compounds
  • Nomenclature
  • Chemical Reactions
    • Reaction Types
  • Mole Concept
    • Composition
    • Molar Mass
    • Chemical Composition
  • Stoichiometry
    • Limiting Reactants
    • Percent Yield
  • Thermochemistry and Reactions
  • Modern Atomic Theory
  • Bonding
  • Gases

Upper School Social Studies

AP European History

History:

  • Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia, China, Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • World Religions
  • Rise of Europe
  • Middle Ages
  • Crusades
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation
  • Age of Exploration

Citizenship and Government

  • Government Systems
    • Tribal Mentality, Democracy, Dictatorship, Monarchy
  • Geography

Geography

  • Settlement Patterns
  • Impacts on Warfare
  • Resources
  • Asia, The Americas, Europe

Economics

  • Trade
  • Types of Economy

Economics

  • Supply/Demand
  • Elasticity
  • Market Failures
  • Production Costs
  • Four Types of Firms:
    • Perfect Competition
    • Monopolistic Competition
    • Oligopoly
    • Monopoly
  • Resource Demand
  • GDP and Economic Growth
  • Aggregate Demand and Supply

World History II

History:

  • European and Asian Interactions
  • A Pandemic of Global Revolutions
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Rise of Nationalism and the Age of Imperialism
  • The Great War and the Road to Another War
  • The Second World War
  • Genocide in the 20th Century
  • Cold War
  • Independence Movements during the Mid-20th Century
    • Middle East Conflicts
    • Globalization

Citizenship and Government:

  • Government Systems
    • Absolutism
  • Nation Building
    • Italy, Germany, Russia
    • Revolution

Geography:

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa

Economics:

  • Globalization
  • Industry
  • Economic Systems
    • Mercantilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Communism

US History

History:

  • Colonization
  • Revolution
  • New Republic
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Rise to the Civil War/Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Race Relations/Civil Rights/Native Americans
  • World War I
  • Gilded Age/1920s/Prohibition
  • Women’s Rights
  • Great Depression and World War II
  • Current Events

Citizenship and Government:

  • Bill of Rights
  • Legislative Process
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Powers of Branches of Government

Geography:

  • North American

Economics:

  • Supply and Demand
  • Bear vs Bull Markets
  • Depression vs Recession
  • Credit Purchasing Power
  • Unionization

AP Human Geography

Diffusion/Migration:

  • More Developed Countries (MDC) vs Less Developed Countries (LDC)

Population:

  • Population Pattern Shifts in Districts and Countries over Time
  • Population Issues: Overpopulation in LDCs vs MDCs

Gender Studies

World Religions:

  • Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Tribal Beliefs and Practices
  • Religious Buildings and Impact on Local and Global Communities

Agriculture/Farming:

  • Types of Farming and Industries
  • Hunting-Gathering vs Seed Cultivation
  • Subsistence & Commercial Farming
  • Pastoral Nomadism
  • The Green Revolution & Modern Agriculture

Resource Issues

Interpretations of Maps:

  • Thematic, Electoral, GPS/GIS, Reference, Mental

Urban Patterns:

  • City Planning and Suburbanization
  • Central Business Districts (CBD) in the US & around the World
  • Public Transportation
  • Motor Vehicle Ownership & Issues

Language Arts

College Composition

  • Narrative
  • Informative (Magazine Style)
  • Synthesis (Analysis)
  • Reflective
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Persuasion
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry

AP Language and Composition

  • Vocabulary of Rhetoric and Grammar
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Texts Ranging from Fiction to Nonfiction, Historical to Contemporary and Featuring Different Modes of Writing
  • Preparation for Four Parts of the AP Language Exam
  • Developing Composition Skills with Emphasis on Synthesis (Incorporating Sources and Critiquing Authority), as well as Writing Creative Nonfiction

Studio Art

 

  • Analogy and Metaphor
  • Exhibition and Presentation Techniques
  • Exploring Works by Contemporary Artists
  • Introduction to Photography and the Study of Light, Mood, Motion and Computer Graphics
  • Student Publications as a Specialty

Leadership

Leadership Skills (Facilitated by the Canoe Trip):

  • Re-examine/Reinforce Class Collaboration Strategies
  • Introduce New Team-building Activities

College Planning:

  • Critically Reflect on One’s Freshman Record
  • Review Covey’s Key Concepts of The Highly Effective Teen
  • Previewing and Goal-setting for the Sophomore Year
  • Consider Attending Some of the College Visits to ULS
  • Sit for the Practice ACT in October
  • Attend the ULS College Breakfast in February

Take Stock:

  • Review First-half of the Class’s High School Career
  • Scrutinize How One Might Position One’s Self for Greater Success During Years 11 and 12

Physical Education

Games:

  • Rules
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork

Equipment:

  • Assorted Sizes & Types of Balls
  • Softball Bats
  • Tennis Racquets, Racquetball Racquets, Pickleball Paddles, Speedbird Racquets
  • Lacrosse Sticks

Students Should Be Able to Perform the Basic Sport Skills in Specific Activities and Sports:

  • Badminton
  • Dance
  • Fitness Principles
  • Hockey Field and Floor
  • Lacrosse
  • Nitroball
  • Racquetball
  • Softball
  • Handball
  • Weight Training
  • Table Tennis
  • Speed Bird
  • Starball
  • Peteka
  • Eclipse
  • Tchouckball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Basketball
  • Distance Running
  • Fitness Testing
  • Football
  • Pickleball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Speedball Team
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Tsegball
  • Snow Shoe

Health

The Student Will Gain an Overall View of Fitness, Its Benefits, How It Can Be Obtained, and How It Can Be Incorporated into Different Lifestyles.

The Student Should Be Able to:

  • Explain the Concept of Aerobic Fitness
  • Explain Muscular Fitness and How to Obtain It
  • Explain the Concept of Effective Weight Control and Its Effects on Overall Fitness
  • Show Understanding of Fitness and Overall Health
  • Explain about Fitness and Its Effects on Different Lifestyles

Theater Fine Arts

Upper School Theater Class

  • Students Construct Imaginative Scripts and Collaborate with Actors to Refine Scripts So That Story and Meaning Are Conveyed to an Audience.
  • Students Analyze the Physical, Emotional and Social Dimensions of Characters Found in Dramatic Texts from Various Genres and Media.
  • Students Compare and Demonstrate Various Classical and Contemporary Acting Techniques and Methods.
  • Students in an Ensemble, Create and Sustain Characters That Communicate with Audiences.
  • Students Explain the Basic Physical and Chemical Properties of the Technical Aspects of Theater (Such as Lighting, Sound, Props, Set Design, Costume Design and Stage Makeup).
  • Students Analyze a Variety of Dramatic Texts from Cultural and Historical Perspectives.
  • Students Analyze and Critique the Whole and the Parts of Dramatic Performances, Taking into Account the Context, and Constructively Suggest Alternative Artistic Choices.

Spanish II

Grammar:

  • Present Tense (Mastery)
  • Preterit Tense (Developing)
  • Imperfect Tense (Developing)
  • Idiomatic Expressions through TPRS (Developing)

Content:

  • Country Studies Center around Novella, Film and Unit Choices Which Vary from Year-to-Year
    • For Example: Peru via Los Baker van a Peru

Culture:

  • TBA Depending on Community/School Projects and Spring Intersessions.
    • For Example: Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
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