Courses Available to Freshmen

From TSAS Library
Jump to: navigation, search

Freshmen Career & College House Classes

Algebra I

Ademola Adeyemi

Students are initially introduced to: one-step, two-step, and multiple-step equations; factoring simple one variable equations; substituting values for various unknowns; rates and proportions; percent problems; combining various math concepts in solving real-world problems.
Algebra I students are ready to learn the following: functions, linear functions and equations, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, different methods of factoring polynomials, quadratic functions and equations, data analysis and probability and introduction to complex numbers.


American Sign Language I

Rogelio Contreras

This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will focus on learning the ASL alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar structure, fingerspelling, commands, and ASL questions. Students will be given the opportunity to develop both receptive and expressive skills in order to hold a beginning-level conversation with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of ASL. An awareness of the history and culture of deaf people, as well as information on deaf role models, are included in the course.


Art Foundations

Aubree Karner

This class is a basic introduction to fine art methods and media for both beginners and students familiar with basic art media. By exploring of the Elements of Art, Principles of Design and a variety of art media you will learn how to use these simple tools to create both 2D and 3D works of art.


Biology

Jackie Brewer

Biology is a laboratory science course in which students investigate a wide range of topics including cells, cell transport and reproduction, genetics, DNA, evolution, and ecology. Students will have an opportunity to participate in various laboratory activities and dissections throughout the course.


Composition 9

Tangela Ekhoff

A fast paced, daily, TSAS-style writing laboratory. This course is designed to help students with their rigorous World Studies workload and in the correct composition of a variety of short written works.


Computer Programming

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Programming. The curriculum exposes students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they build artifacts in Python. Students will accomplish a course capstone project at the end of this session.


Drawing I

Aubree Karner

This class is a beginning drawing class for those who have never drawn before and those who have a grasp of basic drawing techniques. We will begin with line and progress through shape, form, positive/negative space, value, composition and proportion through careful observation and drawing of still lifes, interiors, natural objects and figures.


Drawing II

Aubree Karner

This class is a continuation of Drawing I. We will continue our drawing studies with linear perspective, intuitive gesture, building forms, figure drawing, abstract composition, color and mixed media.


Figures in Art

Aubree Karner



French I

Rachel Doss

French I focuses on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities through vocabulary, grammar, and culture. This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of French language or culture. The textbook used is Bon Voyage! Level I, and there is a penpal component to the course.


Freshman Seminar

Tangela Ekhoff



Government

Wes Hill

This course will provide students with knowledge of the United States government that will enable them to participate effectively in civic life in America. Students will examine fundamental constitutional principles; the organization of government at the federal, state, and local level; the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; the policy-making process; political parties and elections; comparative government and foreign policy; and the American economic system.


Introduction to Computer Science

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Computer Science through the blocking programming and website development. The curriculum exposes students to all seven "Big Ideas" from the "Computer Science Principles" framework as they build artifacts in Scratch and Thimble.


Mobile Application Development

Suzan Ozkilic

Google’s Android OS runs 86% of smartphones worldwide and has shipped over one billion units this past year alone. Meanwhile, the search for talented Android developers continues, making it one of the most in-demand software development skills today.


Oklahoma History

John Turner

This course will provide students with knowledge of the history of the state of Oklahoma.


Spanish I

Rogelio Contreras

This course assumes no prior Spanish knowledge and teaches students to listen, speak, read and write Spanish on an elementary level. This is accomplished through activities, projects, and lessons from a variety of sources and experiences that focus on these four skills.


Spanish II

Rogelio Contreras

This course builds upon the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing learned in Spanish I through activities, projects, and lessons from our curriculum (Avancemos II) and other sources that focus on these four skills.


Web Development

Suzan Ozkilic

This course will allow a student to create interactive website front-ends using (X)HTML, JavaScript, and CSS and the student will be able to code websites, web applications, and learn about web graphics by using GIMP.


Freshmen Fine Arts House Classes

Advanced Debate

Kate Hughes

This class offers students a variety of experiences that develop the basic concepts of persuasion and the oral communication process. It prepares students for interscholastic competition in team debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, extemporaneous speaking, and other artistic speaking events. The course will require considerable research and participation in tournaments.


Advanced Speech

Kate Hughes

This class offers students a variety of experiences that develop the skill of public speaking. It prepares students for interscholastic competition in extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, and other artistic speaking events. This course has multiple memorization requirements. Students will be asked to do physical warm-up exercises every day in class. Participation in tournaments is also required. No previous experience is necessary — all students with good work ethic are welcome!


Algebra I

Ademola Adeyemi

Students are initially introduced to: one-step, two-step, and multiple-step equations; factoring simple one variable equations; substituting values for various unknowns; rates and proportions; percent problems; combining various math concepts in solving real-world problems.
Algebra I students are ready to learn the following: functions, linear functions and equations, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, different methods of factoring polynomials, quadratic functions and equations, data analysis and probability and introduction to complex numbers.


American Sign Language I

Rogelio Contreras

This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will focus on learning the ASL alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar structure, fingerspelling, commands, and ASL questions. Students will be given the opportunity to develop both receptive and expressive skills in order to hold a beginning-level conversation with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of ASL. An awareness of the history and culture of deaf people, as well as information on deaf role models, are included in the course.


Art Foundations

Aubree Karner

This class is a basic introduction to fine art methods and media for both beginners and students familiar with basic art media. By exploring of the Elements of Art, Principles of Design and a variety of art media you will learn how to use these simple tools to create both 2D and 3D works of art.


Biology

Jackie Brewer

Biology is a laboratory science course in which students investigate a wide range of topics including cells, cell transport and reproduction, genetics, DNA, evolution, and ecology. Students will have an opportunity to participate in various laboratory activities and dissections throughout the course.


Choir

Kate Hughes

Choir is a class designed to teach students the art of vocal performance. Students will be trained in methods of healthy vocal production, ensemble-building, choral blend, sight-singing, and more. All are welcome - no previous experience is necessary!


Composition 9

Tangela Ekhoff

A fast paced, daily, TSAS-style writing laboratory. This course is designed to help students with their rigorous World Studies workload and in the correct composition of a variety of short written works.


Computer Programming

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Programming. The curriculum exposes students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they build artifacts in Python. Students will accomplish a course capstone project at the end of this session.


Drama I

Marilyn Gates

Exploration of characters, realigning thought process to believably portray a range of emotions, objectives, conflict and resolutions through voice and movement. Incorporate improvisational skills in scenes and theatre games. Create scenes and perform, work scripts to bring the words to life, and believably become someone else!


Drama II

Marilyn Gates

A more in-depth exploration of characters, realigning thought process to believably portray a range of emotions, objectives, conflict and resolutions through voice and movement. Incorporate improvisational skills in scenes and theatre games. Create scenes and perform, work scripts to bring the words to life, and believably become someone else!


Drawing I

Aubree Karner

This class is a beginning drawing class for those who have never drawn before and those who have a grasp of basic drawing techniques. We will begin with line and progress through shape, form, positive/negative space, value, composition and proportion through careful observation and drawing of still lifes, interiors, natural objects and figures.


Drawing II

Aubree Karner

This class is a continuation of Drawing I. We will continue our drawing studies with linear perspective, intuitive gesture, building forms, figure drawing, abstract composition, color and mixed media.


Figures in Art

Aubree Karner



French I

Rachel Doss

French I focuses on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities through vocabulary, grammar, and culture. This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of French language or culture. The textbook used is Bon Voyage! Level I, and there is a penpal component to the course.


Freshman Seminar

Tangela Ekhoff



Government

Wes Hill

This course will provide students with knowledge of the United States government that will enable them to participate effectively in civic life in America. Students will examine fundamental constitutional principles; the organization of government at the federal, state, and local level; the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; the policy-making process; political parties and elections; comparative government and foreign policy; and the American economic system.


Introduction to Computer Science

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Computer Science through the blocking programming and website development. The curriculum exposes students to all seven "Big Ideas" from the "Computer Science Principles" framework as they build artifacts in Scratch and Thimble.


Jazz II

Kevin Couch

Jazz II is the foundational jazz ensemble at TSAS. Students begin to learn jazz standards including the fundamentals of jazz performance and personal performance fundamentals. Coursework includes the preparation of ensemble music, etudes, scales, and supplemental materials.


Jazz III

Kevin Couch



Musical Theater

Marilyn Gates

This course entails developing skills in vocals, dance and acting. Class performs at all applicable venues and performs the annual “big” musical. Lots of hard work but even more fun!


Oklahoma History

John Turner

This course will provide students with knowledge of the history of the state of Oklahoma.


Painting I

Aubree Karner

This class is an introduction to basic fine art painting skills for students who have never painted before as well as those who have experience with basic painting concepts. Watercolors and acrylics, as well as mixed media projects will be explored. Color mixing, material selection, composition, and different techniques within the selected media are some of the skills students will learn in order to create successful paintings.


Photography I

Cheyenne Butcher

Students will learn the basics of black-and-white photography including camera operation, film exposure, processing, composition, studio set-up, basic lighting, and printing. Students will learn to use all parts of the darkroom for processing and printing black and white film. They begin the course building their own pinhole camera and will be exposed to different terms, techniques, and various artist's works. Students will present their artwork to the class for exhibition and criticism. Returning students will expand on their darkroom skills; they will develop a portfolio of their images and learn to manipulate their images in the darkroom. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras but class cameras will be available for check out.


Spanish I

Rogelio Contreras

This course assumes no prior Spanish knowledge and teaches students to listen, speak, read and write Spanish on an elementary level. This is accomplished through activities, projects, and lessons from a variety of sources and experiences that focus on these four skills.


Spanish II

Rogelio Contreras

This course builds upon the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing learned in Spanish I through activities, projects, and lessons from our curriculum (Avancemos II) and other sources that focus on these four skills.


Freshmen Liberal Arts House Classes

Algebra I

Ademola Adeyemi

Students are initially introduced to: one-step, two-step, and multiple-step equations; factoring simple one variable equations; substituting values for various unknowns; rates and proportions; percent problems; combining various math concepts in solving real-world problems.
Algebra I students are ready to learn the following: functions, linear functions and equations, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, different methods of factoring polynomials, quadratic functions and equations, data analysis and probability and introduction to complex numbers.


American Sign Language I

Rogelio Contreras

This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will focus on learning the ASL alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar structure, fingerspelling, commands, and ASL questions. Students will be given the opportunity to develop both receptive and expressive skills in order to hold a beginning-level conversation with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of ASL. An awareness of the history and culture of deaf people, as well as information on deaf role models, are included in the course.


Art Foundations

Aubree Karner

This class is a basic introduction to fine art methods and media for both beginners and students familiar with basic art media. By exploring of the Elements of Art, Principles of Design and a variety of art media you will learn how to use these simple tools to create both 2D and 3D works of art.


Biology

Jackie Brewer

Biology is a laboratory science course in which students investigate a wide range of topics including cells, cell transport and reproduction, genetics, DNA, evolution, and ecology. Students will have an opportunity to participate in various laboratory activities and dissections throughout the course.


Composition 9

Tangela Ekhoff

A fast paced, daily, TSAS-style writing laboratory. This course is designed to help students with their rigorous World Studies workload and in the correct composition of a variety of short written works.


Computer Programming

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Programming. The curriculum exposes students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they build artifacts in Python. Students will accomplish a course capstone project at the end of this session.


Drawing I

Aubree Karner

This class is a beginning drawing class for those who have never drawn before and those who have a grasp of basic drawing techniques. We will begin with line and progress through shape, form, positive/negative space, value, composition and proportion through careful observation and drawing of still lifes, interiors, natural objects and figures.


Drawing II

Aubree Karner

This class is a continuation of Drawing I. We will continue our drawing studies with linear perspective, intuitive gesture, building forms, figure drawing, abstract composition, color and mixed media.


Figures in Art

Aubree Karner



French I

Rachel Doss

French I focuses on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities through vocabulary, grammar, and culture. This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of French language or culture. The textbook used is Bon Voyage! Level I, and there is a penpal component to the course.


Freshman Seminar

Tangela Ekhoff



Government

Wes Hill

This course will provide students with knowledge of the United States government that will enable them to participate effectively in civic life in America. Students will examine fundamental constitutional principles; the organization of government at the federal, state, and local level; the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; the policy-making process; political parties and elections; comparative government and foreign policy; and the American economic system.


Introduction to Computer Science

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Computer Science through the blocking programming and website development. The curriculum exposes students to all seven "Big Ideas" from the "Computer Science Principles" framework as they build artifacts in Scratch and Thimble.


Oklahoma History

John Turner

This course will provide students with knowledge of the history of the state of Oklahoma.


Painting I

Aubree Karner

This class is an introduction to basic fine art painting skills for students who have never painted before as well as those who have experience with basic painting concepts. Watercolors and acrylics, as well as mixed media projects will be explored. Color mixing, material selection, composition, and different techniques within the selected media are some of the skills students will learn in order to create successful paintings.


Photography I

Cheyenne Butcher

Students will learn the basics of black-and-white photography including camera operation, film exposure, processing, composition, studio set-up, basic lighting, and printing. Students will learn to use all parts of the darkroom for processing and printing black and white film. They begin the course building their own pinhole camera and will be exposed to different terms, techniques, and various artist's works. Students will present their artwork to the class for exhibition and criticism. Returning students will expand on their darkroom skills; they will develop a portfolio of their images and learn to manipulate their images in the darkroom. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras but class cameras will be available for check out.


Spanish I

Rogelio Contreras

This course assumes no prior Spanish knowledge and teaches students to listen, speak, read and write Spanish on an elementary level. This is accomplished through activities, projects, and lessons from a variety of sources and experiences that focus on these four skills.


Spanish II

Rogelio Contreras

This course builds upon the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing learned in Spanish I through activities, projects, and lessons from our curriculum (Avancemos II) and other sources that focus on these four skills.


Freshmen STEM House Classes

Algebra I

Ademola Adeyemi

Students are initially introduced to: one-step, two-step, and multiple-step equations; factoring simple one variable equations; substituting values for various unknowns; rates and proportions; percent problems; combining various math concepts in solving real-world problems.
Algebra I students are ready to learn the following: functions, linear functions and equations, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, different methods of factoring polynomials, quadratic functions and equations, data analysis and probability and introduction to complex numbers.


American Sign Language I

Rogelio Contreras

This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will focus on learning the ASL alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar structure, fingerspelling, commands, and ASL questions. Students will be given the opportunity to develop both receptive and expressive skills in order to hold a beginning-level conversation with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of ASL. An awareness of the history and culture of deaf people, as well as information on deaf role models, are included in the course.


Art Foundations

Aubree Karner

This class is a basic introduction to fine art methods and media for both beginners and students familiar with basic art media. By exploring of the Elements of Art, Principles of Design and a variety of art media you will learn how to use these simple tools to create both 2D and 3D works of art.


Biology

Jackie Brewer

Biology is a laboratory science course in which students investigate a wide range of topics including cells, cell transport and reproduction, genetics, DNA, evolution, and ecology. Students will have an opportunity to participate in various laboratory activities and dissections throughout the course.


Composition 9

Tangela Ekhoff

A fast paced, daily, TSAS-style writing laboratory. This course is designed to help students with their rigorous World Studies workload and in the correct composition of a variety of short written works.


Computer Programming

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Programming. The curriculum exposes students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they build artifacts in Python. Students will accomplish a course capstone project at the end of this session.


Drawing I

Aubree Karner

This class is a beginning drawing class for those who have never drawn before and those who have a grasp of basic drawing techniques. We will begin with line and progress through shape, form, positive/negative space, value, composition and proportion through careful observation and drawing of still lifes, interiors, natural objects and figures.


Drawing II

Aubree Karner

This class is a continuation of Drawing I. We will continue our drawing studies with linear perspective, intuitive gesture, building forms, figure drawing, abstract composition, color and mixed media.


Figures in Art

Aubree Karner



French I

Rachel Doss

French I focuses on the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities through vocabulary, grammar, and culture. This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of French language or culture. The textbook used is Bon Voyage! Level I, and there is a penpal component to the course.


Freshman Seminar

Tangela Ekhoff



Government

Wes Hill

This course will provide students with knowledge of the United States government that will enable them to participate effectively in civic life in America. Students will examine fundamental constitutional principles; the organization of government at the federal, state, and local level; the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; the policy-making process; political parties and elections; comparative government and foreign policy; and the American economic system.


Introduction to Computer Science

Suzan Ozkilic

Students will be introduced to Computer Science through the blocking programming and website development. The curriculum exposes students to all seven "Big Ideas" from the "Computer Science Principles" framework as they build artifacts in Scratch and Thimble.


Mobile Application Development

Suzan Ozkilic

Google’s Android OS runs 86% of smartphones worldwide and has shipped over one billion units this past year alone. Meanwhile, the search for talented Android developers continues, making it one of the most in-demand software development skills today.


Oklahoma History

John Turner

This course will provide students with knowledge of the history of the state of Oklahoma.


Spanish I

Rogelio Contreras

This course assumes no prior Spanish knowledge and teaches students to listen, speak, read and write Spanish on an elementary level. This is accomplished through activities, projects, and lessons from a variety of sources and experiences that focus on these four skills.


Spanish II

Rogelio Contreras

This course builds upon the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing learned in Spanish I through activities, projects, and lessons from our curriculum (Avancemos II) and other sources that focus on these four skills.


Web Development

Suzan Ozkilic

This course will allow a student to create interactive website front-ends using (X)HTML, JavaScript, and CSS and the student will be able to code websites, web applications, and learn about web graphics by using GIMP.


Freshmen Elective Classes

Astronomy

Steven Okapal

Astronomy is the study of the universe outside of Earth. The Astronomy class will be broken up into the following sections: History of Astronomy, The Sun cycle, Our Solar System, and if there is time; Star cycles. We will look at the basics of how people started to study the night sky, what we know about our Sun, what we know about our solar system, and if possible, what we know about distant stars.


Civil War

John Turner



Community Engagement

Rachel Doss

Community Engagement is a 1-session elective course that incorporates a student-driven community service project that has both learning and community action goals. This project is designed through collaboration among faculty, students, and community partners. This gives students experiential opportunities to learn in real world contexts and to develop skills of community engagement.


Comparative Government

Wes Hill



Creative Writing

Korie Johnson



Cross Country

Stephen Place



Democracy in Action

Wes Hill



Ex Cineribus

Cheyenne Butcher

Ex Cineribus is TSAS's art anthology. This is a student-led class that requires students to put together a quality product from start to finish.


Film as Literature

Korie Johnson



Fitness

Stephen Place



Food & Literature

Angela Hudson

Food & Literature is a single-session course that explores the role of food in many cultures through reading, writing, film, and personal experience. In addition to written assignments and research presentations, students will be engaging in some cooking and sharing of food.


French Culture

Rachel Doss

Bienvenue! French Culture is a 12-week Humanities course that focuses on several distinct aspects of culture in France, including: inventions, famous people, language, Impressionism, Paris, history, literature and food. The importance of cultural awareness is stressed through group work, presentations, reenactments and projects. All coursework and instruction will be in English.


Latin American Studies

Alyssa Doty

This course is an interdisciplinary overview of Latin American history, culture, geography and art. Through the trimester students will learn about Latin America through a variety of mediums including primary documents, films, literature, food, art, music and current events. Topics will include pre-colonial societies, current day politics, festivals, religion, musicians and artists, and more.


Native American Literature

Angela Hudson

A study of Native American literature allows the reader to explore an overlooked and underappreciated piece of our collective heritage. This single-trimester elective will look at Native texts chronologically, both fiction and nonfiction, and the cultural and historical environments that produced them. Reading intensive course with some writing and presentations.


Podcasting

Angela Hudson



Self-Identity & Culture

Korie Johnson



Spanish Culture

Rogelio Contreras

Hola! Spanish Culture is a 12-week Humanities course that focuses on several different aspects of culture (Language, History, Art, Culinary Arts, Geography, Demographics, Music, Cinematography) in Spain, Mexico, Central America other South American-speaking countries. All coursework and instruction will be in English, but hopefully the students will learn some new Spanish phrases along the way!


Track

Stephen Place



Women’s Studies

Victoria Murphy

Women's Studies is an introductory course which looks at the history of gender roles and relationships between women and men and among women, from ancient history to modern times. We will examine the social, cultural, historical and political influences on the status of women while presenting women’s experiences from diverse backgrounds, social structures, and cultures.


WWII & Holocaust

John Turner



Yearbook

Cheyenne Butcher

Students are required to attend meeting after school, Wed. May 15th in the Photo Room.
This is a two-semester class commitment, Photography I prior is suggested but not a required. Yearbook may seem like a class, but it's much more. This class is a student-run project that requires dedication and creativity. Student's actively build every aspect of the yearbook including student portraits, event photography, editing, graphic design, marketing, communication, writing, reporting and interviewing. This class does include after-school activities and events that need to attended.


Yoga

Stephen Place