| Grades 11-12||1.00 Credit ||Level 1 ||Course # 1144|
Discovery English is a non-traditional inquiry based class where students will conduct sustained investigation on a self- chosen topic about which they are passionate. The student will define their personal learning goals, develop their own plan for learning, select a topic, write a proposal, complete research, and create a hands on deliverable that will be shared with the class. Additionally, students will maintain a portfolio of completed work that will be assessed and assigned a grade.
Want to start your own business after high school? You will research demographics, choose locations, and create a business plan. Are you a runner who wants to make the perfect running shoe? You will investigate the physics behind the running shoe, the marketing and cost factors, and identify target market and demographics for advertising. Interested in creating structures that do not detract from the natural surroundings? Create a city that is part of nature. Design the houses, streets, and utilities needed to meet your goal and present to community leaders. That is what Discovery English is all about. You decide what to explore, how to approach it, and how to present it. Analysis, evaluation, self-reflection, research, written and verbal communication are all vital skills needed in life, and these skills will be sharpened with Discovery English.
Students who choose to take Discovery for both their junior and senior years will be required to continue building upon their original research leading to a final project or partake in a new research project.