Pinnacle Charter School provides a catalog with a full set of elective offerings and Honors curricula. The curriculum utilizes research-based learning theories and design models to create engaging, relevant and challenging experiences for students.
- English : Interdisciplinary themes provide a strong connection to current events, history and science. Literary selections representing a wide variety of cultures combined with the use and exploration of digital media help students to become responsible, global citizens. An assortment of activities, assessments, and assignments is accompanied by clear lesson objectives and expectations that mirror the Common Core English Language Arts standards.
- Math : Practice skills are offered throughout each lesson and separate assignments are submitted to the teacher via internet. Each lesson is accompanied by both a multiple choice format assessment and by another assessment that includes the new formats that will be assessed in the upcoming state standards tests. The new assessment type items are known as tasks and are presented in different formats: multiple choice, short and extended responses, selection of all that apply, drag and drop, type in, and comparison of two different quantities.
- Science : Students actively participate in scientific investigations, work from a foundation of knowledge that will support the investigation and help develop scientific investigations, and participate in discussions that facilitate understanding and meaning. A student completing a Science course will be able to analyze data, refer to a rich knowledge base, utilize scientific concepts to form logical reasons, make connections between evidence and explanations, and recognize alternative explanations.
- Social Studies : Social Studies courses present the content in a manner that is consistent with today’s student’s learning styles. Social Studies courses illustrate how history has progressed by showing what we have tried, what has succeeded, what has failed, and how all past events are in connected to all present and future events. These courses prepare students to engage actively in their communities, their cities, and their country and they are prepared to determine what kinds of change they want and how to make those changes.
For the 2016-2017 school year, the following courses will be offered to Pinnacle Charter School students :
Core Course Offerings : Middle School
|English 6A||Math 6A||Science 6A||World History A||Reading Stories 6|
|English 6B||Math 6B||Science 6B||World History B||Computer Fund 6-7|
|English 7A||Math 7A||Science 7A||US History A||Reading Literature 7|
|English 7B||Math 7B||Science 7B||US History B||Intro To Art 7-8|
|English 8A||Math 8A||Science 8A||Civics||Reading Inform 8|
|English 8B||Math 8B||Science 8B||Sports Marketing 6-8|
|Writing Workshop 6-8|
Core Course Offerings : High School
|English I (A/B)||Algebra I (A/B)|
|English II (A/B)||Geometry (A/B)|
|English III (A/B)||Algebra II (A/B)|
|English IV (A/B)||Pre-Calculus|
|Biology I (A/B)||World History (A/B)|
|Environmental Science (A/B)||American/AZ History (A/B)|
|Physics (A/B)||American Government|
|Health/Life Management||Personal Fitness|
|Business Communications||Creative Writing|
|Essentials of Business||Ethics|