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Course Guide

Course Offerings

GVA follows ESSA Standards and uses the PA State Scope and Sequence Guidelines for each grade level. 

Grades 5-8

  1. Mathematics
  2. Science
  3. Social Studies
  4. Language Arts: English, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary
  5. Special Areas: Art and Music
  6. Study and Organizational Skills
  7. Social Skills

Grade 9

  1. English (American Lit Recommended) 1 Credit
  2. Math (Algebra 1 Recommended) 1 Credit
  3. Social Studies (Recommended: US History (.5) Semester 1 and US Government (.5) Semester 2) 1 Credit
  4. Science (Biology Recommended) 1 Credit
  5. Humanities (Spanish 1st Q, Social Services/Gov 2nd Q, Current Events 3rd Q, Reading/Vocab 4th Q) 1 Credit
  6. Health/Wellness/PE and Social Skills .5 Credit
  7. Electives (Life Choices/Organizational Skills/Study Skills) .5 Credit

Total Credits: 6 per year

Grade 10

  1. Math (Geometry Recommended) 1 Credit
  2. English (European Literature Recommended) 1 Credit
  3. Science (Chemistry Recommended) 1 Credit
  4. Social Studies (European History Recommended) 1 Credit
  5. Humanities (Spanish 1st Q, Social Services/Gov 2nd Q, Current Events 3rd Q, Reading/Vocab 4th Q) 1 Credit
  6. Health/Wellness/PE and Social Skills .5 Credit
  7. Electives (Life Choices/Organizational Skills/Study Skills) .5 Credit

Total Credits: 6 per year

Grade 11

  1. Social Studies (World History Recommended) 1 Credit
  2. English (World Literature Recommended) 1 Credit
  3. Science (Environmental Recommended) 1 Credit
  4. Math (Algebra 2 Recommended) 1 Credit
  5. Humanities (Spanish 1st Q, Social Services/Gov 2nd Q, Current Events 3rd Q, Reading/Vocab 4th Q) 1 Credit
  6. Health/Wellness/PE and Social Skills .5 Credit
  7. Electives (Life Choices/Organizational Skills/Study Skills) .5 Credit

Total Credits: 6 per year

Grade 12

  1. Social Studies (Economics Recommended) 1 Credit
  2. English 12/Term Paper (Senior Project/Great Plays and Performances) 1 Credit
  3. Science (Environmental Science Recommended) 1 Credit
  4. Math (Algebra 3 and Trig Recommended) 1 Credit
  5. Humanities (Spanish 1st Q, Social Services/Gov 2nd Q, Current Events 3rd Q, Reading/Vocab 4th Q) 1 Credit
  6. Health/Wellness/PE and Social Skills .5 Credit
  7. Electives (Life Choices/Organizational Skills/Study Skills .5 Credit

Total Credits: 6 per year

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