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Cobb Virtual Academy Course Offerings

NOTE:  Not all courses are offered every term.  

A = First half of course (.5 credit); B = Second half of course (.5 credit); Y = Full course (1 credit)

Mathematics

Course Number Course Name & Description Prerequisites
27.3971096 (A)
27.3971097 (B)
27.3971099 (Y)
CCGPS Coordinate Algebra formalizes and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Coordinate Algebra uses algebra to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Math 8
27.3972096 (A)
27.3972097 (B)
27.3972099 (Y)

CCGPS Analytic Geometry is organized into the following areas: Similarity, congruence, & proofs; right triangle trigonometry; circles & volumes; extending the number system; quadratic functions; modeling with geometry; applications of probability CCGPS Coordinate Algebra

27.3973096 (A)
27.3973097 (B)
27.3973099 (Y)
CCGPS Advanced Algebra has the students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses, with content grouped into six critical areas, organized into units. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to model periodic phenomena. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. CCGPS Analytic Geometry
27.3975096 (A)
27.3975097 (B)
27.3975099 (Y)
CCGPS Accelerated Coordinate Algebra/Analytic Geometry formalizes
and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with
exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Coordinate Algebra uses algebra to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The next unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. Transformations on the coordinate plane provide opportunities for the formal study of congruence and
similarity. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to
quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. The study of circles uses similarity and congruence to
develop basic theorems relating circles and lines and rounds out the course. The Mathematical Practice
Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that
students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability
to make sense of problem situations.
Math 8

     
27.3976096 (A)
27.3976097 (B)
27.3976099 (Y)
CCGPS Accelerated Analytic Geometry/Advanced Algebra is the second in the sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure that students are prepared to take higher level mathematics courses during their high school career, including Advanced Placement Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, and Advanced Placement Statistics.  
     
27.3623096 (A)
27.3623097 (B)
27.3623099 (Y)
GPS Advanced Algebra is the third course in a sequence of courses designed to provide students with a rigorous program of study in mathematics. It includes exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, polynomial functions of higher degree, conic sections, and normal distributions. GPS Algebra and GPS Geometry
     
27.3430096 (A)
27.3430097 (B)
27.3430099 (Y)
GPS Advanced Algebra Support - see description above GPS Algebra and GPS Geometry
     

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Language Arts

Course Number Course Name & Description Prerequisites
23.3610096 (A)
23.3610097 (B)
23.3610099 (Y)
Ninth Grade Lit/Comp is a college prep class which integrates composition, grammar and literature. It covers the writing process: The development of vocabulary, speaking, listening and researching skills will also be included. None
     
23.3620096 (A)
23.3620097 (B)
23.3620099 (Y)
Tenth Grade Literature/Composition is a college prep course which has a balance of literary genres, essay development and grammar. The development of vocabulary, speaking, listening and research skills will be included. 1 unit English Credit
     
23.3510096 (A)
23.3510097 (B)
23.3510099 (Y)
American Literature/Composition is a college prep class which surveys American works and authors and will provide writing experiences related to the interpretation of literature. Grammar, vocabulary development, listening, speaking and research will also be included. 1 or 2 Units English Credit Depending on local school sequence
     
23.3520096 (A)
23.3520097 (B)
23.3520099 (Y)
British Literature/Composition is a college prep course which surveys British works and authors and provides writing experiences related to the interpretations of literature. Grammar, vocabulary development, listening, speaking and research will also be included. 2-3 Units English Credit depending on local school
     
23.3670096 (A)
23.3670097 (B)
23.3670099 (Y)
Multicultural Lit/Comp A, B & Y focuses on world literature by and about people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Students explore themes of linguistic and cultural diversity by comparing, contrasting, analyzing, and critiquing writing styles and universal themes. The students write expository, analytical, and response essays. A research component is critical. The students observe and listen critically and respond appropriately to written and oral communication. Conventions are essential for reading, writing, and speaking. Instruction in language conventions will, therefore, occur within the context of reading, writing, and speaking rather than in isolation. The students understand and acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly in reading, writing, and speaking.
1 unit
English Credit

Grades 10 – 12
     
23.3630008 (A)
23.3630009 (B)
23.3630011 (Y)
World Lit/Comp is a college prep course, which surveys the words of the early literature of the world through the present day. Skills in literary analysis and critical thinking are stressed. Literary terms, vocabulary study, composition techniques and parallel readings will be incorporated. 1-3 Units English Credit

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Science

Course Number Course Name & Description Prerequisites
40.3210096 (A)
40.3210097 (B)
40.3210099 (Y)
Astronomy is the study of the matter and energy beyond the earth's atmosphere and the relationship between the earth and that matter and energy. Topics include the structure and origin of planets and planetesimals, stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters, dark matter, the edge of the universe, and the energy of the universe. 1 Unit of Science
     

26.3120096 (A)  
26.3120097 (B)

26.3120099 (Y)

 

Biology I  is a recommended course in which the students will learn and understand biological functions and systems on the molecular, cellular, systemic, and environmental levels.  Students will also be able to implement applications of biological processes to everyday situations. None
     
26.3611096 (A)
26.3611097 (B)
26.3611099 (Y)
Environmental Science integrates the study of many components of our environment, including the human impact on our planet. Instruction should focus on student data collection and analysis. Some concepts are global; in those cases, interpretation of global data sets from scientific sources is strongly recommended. It would be appropriate to utilize resources on the Internet for global data sets and interactive models. Chemistry, physics, mathematical, and technological concepts should be integrated throughout the course. New for 2014
     
40.3110096 (A)
40.3110097 (B)
40.3110099 (Y)
Physical Science is a course designed to give the student a basic introduction to the nature of chemistry and physics. Concepts are reinforced by appropriate laboratory activities, mathematical solutions, historical perspectives and everyday technological applications.  

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Social Studies

Course Number Course Name & Description Prerequisites
45.3160092 (A) 45.3160093 (B)
45.3160095 (Y)
Advanced Placement Psychology is a college level survey course with study in Learning Theory, Abnormal Behavior, and Social Psychology.  Extensive reading, writing, and statistical analysis are required by students.

 

None

Not Offered in Summer Term

Fall Term: Section A and Y only

Spring Term: Section B and Y only
     
45.3610098 Principles of Economics (.5 Unit) is a study of fundamental concepts and essential elements of the market economic system in a problem/issues orientation. Focus areas include opportunity costs and scarcity, supply/demand analysis, competitive markets, macroeconomics measurement, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, monetary and fiscal policies, and international trade. US History
     
45.3570098 American Government (.5 unit) is a study of the local, state, and federal governmental functions. Citizenship rights and responsibilities are emphasized. Focus areas include development of our political system, federalism, civil liberties, political parties, political theory and comparative government. Also, the functions of our executive, legislative, and judicial branches of govt. will be studied. US History
     
45.3810096 (A) 45.3810097 (B)
45.3810099 (Y)
U. S. History is a survey of the development of the United States from discovery through the present. The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of America’s social, political, and economic evolvement from colonization to its current position as a world leader. The student will also be encouraged to think independently. None

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Health/ Physical Education

Course Number Course Name & Description Prerequisites
17.3110098

Health (.5 Unit) provides a direct and factual approach to health education that is practical, personal, and positive. Health topics include safety, drug education, nutrition, personal health, growth and development building self-esteem and relationship skills. By acquiring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to a healthful life, students learn to take responsibilities for their own health.

None
     
36.3510098 Personal Fitness (.5 units) is designed to help students understand why exercise and fitness are important in developing a healthy and active lifestyle. The course emphasizes successful strategies for maintaining good cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and body composition. It will follow a conceptual approach dealing with the following topics: the nature of fitness, assessing individual fitness, developing and maintaining a life-long fitness program, and developing an appreciation for efficient movement by viewing it as both an art and a science. Fitness progress and assessments will be made utilizing POLAR Heart Rate Monitor technology to determine cardiovascular fitness levels and their relation to the individuals target heart rate zone.

Please note: CVA Personal Fitness does NOT include the Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) training. Students that take CVA Personal Fitness are eligible to take the Online ADAP program offered for free by the State of Georgia. Click HERE for more information.

Please see technical requirements.

None

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