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Teaneck High School is excited to announce, “THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTES AT THE CASTLE ON THE HILL.” To ensure our students are well equipped to meet the demands of the 21st Century, students will have the option to select an area of concentration from the Academic Institutes listed below.

THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS

The course offerings in the Academic Institute of Business are aligned to national and state standards for academics and 21st Century life and career skills.  The selected courses will prepare students for a career path in business by exposing students to the needs and challenges of a global 21st Century economy. Open to all students, the following requirements must be completed to graduate with endorsement from The Academic Institute of Business.

In addition to fulfilling the 1 year state graduation requirement, students must select and pass 4 additional courses from the list below. (Total = 5 courses).

A student who earns a grade of "B" or higher in each elective, and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, will graduate with a special distinction designation on his or her diploma.

 

Dynamics of Business

Introduction to Accounting

Investing (H)

Money Power with Technology Applications

Financial Accounting (H)

Small Business Management (H)

Financial Planning and Money Management

Managerial Accounting (H)

Business Policy Seminar (H)

Marketing Essentials

Advanced Projects in Marketing (H)

 

 

(H) = Honors level courses

THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTE OF LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Focusing on creativity and the expression of thought, students will engage in courses that utilize open dialogue, various pieces of literary works, and current events to strengthen and hone skills for reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking. Through active participation and discourse, students will gain the knowledge to be college ready in the area of literature and composition. Open to all students, the following requirements must be completed to graduate with endorsement from The Academic Institute of Literature and Composition.

In addition to fulfilling the 4 year state graduation requirement, students must select and pass 3 additional courses from the list below. (Total = 7 courses).

A student who earns a grade of "B" or higher in each elective, and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, will graduate with a special distinction designation on his or her diploma.

Creative Writing I

Journalism

Literature and Cinema (*)

Literature and Cinema Honors (*)

Creative Writing II

Modern and Contemporary

Latin American Literature

 

 
2.0in'> (*)  =  Literature and Cinema can be used as long as it is taken in addition to the required English course.  Currently, seniors can take Literature and Cinema as their required English course.  Literature and Cinema is offered at both the College Prep and Honors levels.

THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTE FOR THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Aiming to develop a broad based understanding in the area of performing arts, students will complete coursework that will enhance their artistic knowledge, awareness and appreciation of arts education. Courses will focus on the advancement of all the arts and preparing students who may be considering a career in the fine and performing arts. Open to all students, the following requirements must be completed to graduate with endorsement from The Academic Institute for the Fine and Performing Arts.

In addition to fulfilling the 1 year state graduation requirement, students must select and pass 4 additional courses from the list below. (Total = 5 courses).

A student who earns a grade of "B" or higher in each elective, and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, will graduate with a special distinction designation on his or her diploma.

Dance I

Dance II

Dance III-IV (*)

AP Studio Art

Theater I

Theater II

Technical Theater I-II

Theater III-IV (*)

Technical Theater III-IV (*)

 

AP Music Theory

Art I

Art II

Art II - Art IV (*)

Digital Art

 

Mixed Chorus

Music Theory I

Music Technology

Concert Choir (*)

 
(*) = Honors option; AP = Advanced Placement Courses

THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Academic Institute of Social Studies utilizes a comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum in the social sciences. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become informed and responsible citizens in a democratic society. The selected courses work to inform students of the knowledge and values needed to become a contributing citizen of the 21st Century. Open to all students, the following requirements must be completed to graduate with endorsement from The Academic Institute of Social Sciences.

In addition to fulfilling the 3 year state graduation requirement, students must select and pass 4 additional courses from the list below. (Total = 7 courses).

A student who earns a grade of "B" or higher in each elective, and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, will graduate with a special distinction designation on his or her diploma.

Psychology

African/African-American History (*)

African/African-American History Honors (*)

AP US History

Introduction to Law and Sociology

Comparative Religion and Contemporary Ethics

AP US Government and Politics

Latin American Studies

Economics (H)

AP Psychology

Human Rights: Conflicts and Resolutions

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (H)

AP Economics

 
(*) = Offered at both college prep and honors levels; (H) = Honors level courses; AP = Advanced Placement courses

THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Using an integrated approach through an intense application to technology, students will be well versed in advanced technological fields of study. With exposure to a wide range of sophisticated software, students will gain the foundation needed to pursue a career in the area of technology. Open to all students, the following requirements must be completed to graduate with endorsement from The Academic Institute of Technology.

In addition to fulfilling the 1 year state graduation requirement, students must select and pass 4 additional courses from the list below. (Total = 5 courses).

A student who earns a grade of "B" or higher in each elective, and has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, will graduate with a special distinction designation on his or her diploma.

Computer Science I (*)

Computer Science I Honors (*)

Modeling and Animation I

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science Principles

Computer Science II (H)

Modeling and Animation II

Cisco Networking AB

 

Website Design

Creating Apps for Tablets and Phones (*)

Cisco Networking BC

 

Computer Game Design (*)

Computer Game Design Honors (*)

Robotics/AUTO CAD

 

 

 
(*) = Offered at both college prep and honors levels; (H) = Honors level courses; AP = Advanced Placement courses
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