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HARLEM INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (HICS)
CURRICULUM SYNOPSIS


Each course in the school's curriculum will be taught by an instructor who studied that subject in-depth.
The elementary school is departamentalized in the same manner as the junior and high school.


EARLY CHILDHOOD: Pre-K through K


Children will be taught phonics, vocabulary, and writing; math concepts; social skills and health practices; basic scientific observations; art expression; and gym. Kindergarten students will be exposed to a foreign language and introduced to basic computer literacy.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 1ST through 6TH


Students will be taught basic grammar, reading comprehension, and writing; basic math; science (elementary biology, physics, and chemistry); world history with a particular focus on African, American, Asian and European countries; social studies; gym; computer science; and at least one foreign language.


JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL


Students in Junior and High School will be given instructions in grammar, reading comprehension, and writing. Senior high school students must take literature courses. All high school students must continue to take world and United States history; algebra, geometry, earth science, and biology. The following courses are also available according to the needs of the students: physics, chemistry, trigonometry, and calculus. All high school students must take art and computer science.

BIBLE INSTRUCTIONS AND MORNING DEVOTION

All students Pre-K through 11TH must meet for Bible instruction and prayer daily.

Twenty eight units in grades 9TH through 12TH are required to graduate @ 7 units per grade level. The twenty eight units must include:Φ

Bible                     4 units
English                   4 units
Math                      4 units
Physical Education        4 units
Science                   4 units
Social Studies            4 units
Foreign Language          4 units
Computer Science          4 units
Art and/or Music          4 units
Sacred Dance (optional)   4 units

ΦSubject to change

ACADEMIC POLICY



[1] Grades will be based on test scores, homework, and classwork.

[2] In each subject, teachers will keep folders containing tests, homework, and class work for each student. Parents can request to see the folders at any time and are encouraged to do so during the parent-teacher conferences held each quarter.

[3] Teachers have the options of administering a midterm based on the first two quarters which will be given at the end of the second quarter. Also, students must pass the mid-terms and final exams with a grade of 65 or higher in order to pass the second quarter of each semester.

[4] Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the material taught to them. Mastery will be reflected in the homework, which must be completed and done well. Teachers are also instructed to consider academic progress reflected in the work when evaluating student's performance.

[5] If a student fails three courses, they will be required to repeat the entire academic year again. A passing grade is 65.

[6] If students fail math or English they will be required to take the course again during the summer session at HICS, whether or not they have been promoted to the next grade.

[7] Academic warnings will be mailed to students in danger of failing a subject(s) mid-year of school session.











HARLEM INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL 302 WEST 124th STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10027
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