Program of Study
Our college preparatory curriculum is predicated on the belief that certain abilities are of major importance: to reason carefully and logically, to think creatively and sensitively, and to communicate precisely and articulately. The program seeks to encourage curiosity, openness, and the joy of discovery that leads to a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.
English, Language Arts, Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations), Mathematics, Integrated Science I, Skills I, Introduction to Art, Principles of Music
English, Language Arts, Social Studies (Texas History), Pre-Algebra, Integrated Science II, Skills II, Elective choice of Art, Guitar or a STEM-related course
English, Language Arts, US History, Algebra I, Integrated Science III, Spanish I, Skills III, Elective choice of Art, Guitar or a STEM-related course
Full year courses- English I, Geometry, Biology, Spanish II or Pre-AP Spanish
Semester courses- Health, World Geography, Speech, Language Arts
Full year courses- English II, World History, Algebra II, Chemistry, Pre-AP Spanish or AP Spanish Language, AP Computer Science Principles
Full year courses- AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History, Pre-Calculus, Physics, AP Spanish Language or AP Spanish Literature
Semester Courses- JR Seminar, SAT/ACT Prep
Full year courses- AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus or Statistics, AP Environmental Science or AP Biology, Sr Seminar/College Counseling
Semester Courses- U.S. Government, Economics, Human Geography, Teacher’s Aide
All students who do not participate in team sports also take Physical Education each year they are at Chinquapin.
Piano, Guitar, Choir, Studio Art, Ceramics, Journalism, Performing Arts, Speech & Debate, and Yearbook are available as one-half credit electives for 9th-12th grade students. Other electives are available pending teacher and student interest.
All students must take two half-credit courses in a Fine Art.