The TJCA-CFA board of directors approved the following new and adjusted curricular requirements at its June 2010 board meeting.
For more information about our curriculum and the assessments we use to demonstrate its effectiveness, please see the link on the left.
1. Foreign language (beginning with the class of 2012): All students are required to take Latin I, Latin II, and an additional foreign language course in order to fulfill TJCA-CFA's graduation requirements.
2. Mathematics (beginning with the class of 2012): All students are required to take Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry (combined with Logic I), Discrete Math (combined with Logic II), Honors Pre-Calculus, and an additional math course in order to fulfill TJCA-CFA's graduation requirements.
3. Science (beginning with the class of 2014): All students are required to take (1) Honors Biology, (2) Honors Chemistry or Physical Science, (3) AP or Honors Environmental Science, and (4) an additional science course in order to fulfill TJCA-CFA's graduation requirements.
4. Tenth-grade science placement (beginning in summer 2010): Rising tenth graders who have met all of the following prerequisites will be placed in Honors Chemistry their sophomore year: (1) an 85 or higher in Algebra I or an 80 or higher in Algebra II or Honors Pre-Calculus, (2) an 80 or higher overall grade in biology, and (3) an 80 or higher on the biology EOC exam. Students who have not met all three prerequisites will be placed in Physical Science.
5. Middle school accelerated math (beginning in summer 2010): Middle school students who take Algebra I in seventh or eighth grade will be assigned to the course again the following year if they do not earn an 80 in the class and an 80 on the Algebra I EOC. While we wish to challenge students as much as possible, we do not wish to place students in situations where it will be difficult, if not impossible, to succeed the following year.