The RPS High School Prioritized Learnings at a Glance
English
English Foundations, Grade 9
 A: Analyze informational text.
 B: Analyze literary text.
 C: Correctly use and cite information from a variety of sources using MLA.
 D: Write analytically, persuasively, and informationally.
 E: Students will write creatively with appropriate structures and purpose.
 F: Use Standard conventions to create clear and concise writing.
 A: Students will demonstrate close reading of fiction and nonfiction by using fitting textual evidence to prove a claim.
 B: Students will write creatively with appropriate structure, purpose, tone, and conventions for various audiences.
 C: Students will write argumentative pieces with appropriate structure, purpose, tone, and conventions for various audiences.
 D: Students use a writing process to develop and strengthen ideas.
 E: Students develop and verbalize a cohesive argument that initiates, builds on, or poses questions to move discussion forward.
 A: Speaking and Listening: Actively participate in collaborative discussions and/or presentations.
 B: Write persuasively using a thesisdriven argument.
 C: Find, evaluate, and integrate relevant sources in student work.
 D: Identify, explain, and support with textual evidence an author’s purpose in informational texts.
 E: Identify and analyze literary elements in fiction with supporting textual evidence.
English IV Options, various grades: one semester courses
Adventure Literature

English 1117 (concurrent)

Math
Intermediate Algebra
 A: Solve and apply systems of linear equations and inequalities.
 B: Use the properties of exponents and radicals to simplify expressions.
 C: Factor, solve and graph quadratic equations.
 D: Identify and apply functions (Function Notation [substitution], Domain, Range, Transformations and Type – including absolute value).
 E: Perform operations on polynomials (Add, Subtract, Multiply and Factor).
 F: Identify and use complex numbers.
 A: Construct logical arguments verbally and in written form (using words and symbols).
 B: Calculate measurements of geometric figures (area, volume, perimeter, circumference and surface area).
 C: Apply the properties of angle relationships to solve problems and justify results.
 D: Apply the properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles to solve problems and justify results.
 E: Apply the properties of similar triangles (and proportions) to solve problems and justify results.
 F: Apply the properties of right triangles to solve problems.
 A: Graph and solve quadratic functions.
 B: Graph and solve polynomial functions.
 C: Graph and solve radical functions.
 D: Graph and solve exponential functions.
 E: Graph and solve logarithmic functions.
 F: Graph and solve rational functions.
 G: Sequence and series.
Science
Biology
 A: Asking questions and defining problems.
 B: Planning and carrying out investigations.
 C: Developing and using models.
 D: Analyze and interpret data.
 E: Using mathematics and computational thinking.
 F: Constructing and designing solutions.
 G: Engaging in argument from evidence.
 H: Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information.
 A: Asking questions and defining problems. Students are able to ask questions and define problems that formulate, refine, and evaluate testable questions and define problems that show an understanding of both the scientific concept and its relationships.
 B: Developing and using modelsStudents are able to use or develop models to predict and show relationships among variables between systems and their components in the natural and designed worlds.
 C: Planning and carrying out investigationStudents can plan and carry out investigations that provide evidence for and test conceptual, mathematical, physical, or empirical models.
 D: Analyzing and interpreting dataStudents are able to analyze, compare, and evaluate data that show an understanding of both the scientific concept and its relationships
 E: Using Mathematics and computational thinkingStudents are able to use math and complete computational thinking that show an understanding of both the scientific concept and its mathematical relationships.
 F: Constructing explanations and designing solutions.
 G: Engaging in argument from evidence.
 H: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.
 A: Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
 B: Developing and using models.
 C: Planning and carrying out investigations and being an effective collaborator.
 D: Analyzing and interpreting data.
 E: Using math and computational thinking.
 F: Constructing explanations and designing solutions.
 G: Engaging in argument from evidence.
 H: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.
Social Studies
World History, Grade 9
 A: Chronological Reasoning [Analyze and explain how events of history affect each other].
 B: Historical Analysis [Analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives].
 C: Historical Connections [Compare and contrast historical context].
 D: Historical Argumentation [Create and defend a historical argument].
 A: Historical Causation: Interpret and trace events to their cause(s).
 B: Proper Use of Relevant Historical Evidence: Identify, describe, evaluate evidence, and cite about the past from various sources.
 C: Historical Interpretation: Describe, analyze, and evaluate different perspectives of the past.
 D: Drawing Inferences and Conclusions: Make decisions or form opinions based on relevant information.
 E: Evolution of Citizenship: Trace and define a citizen’s role and rights in society.
 F: Interpret and determine the effects(s) of an event.
 A: Analyze economic data to explain change in various markets.
 B: Demonstrate an understanding in comparing and contrasting real world economic situations.
 C: Understand and apply the economic decision making process.
 D: Identify cause and effect relationships in economic forces in society.
 A: Make inferences about the physical or human characteristics of places based on maps.
 B: Sustainability. Students will be able to explain and analyze. Sustainability issues in a variety of geographic contexts.
 C: Place and Region. Students will be able to understand how places have unique features and how regions have (a) unifying feature(s).
 D: Human System. Students will be able to explain how humans have created and imposed nonnatural geographic elements onto the earth, and the impacts of those systems.
 A: Demonstrate how the US Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed/are changing.
 B: Demonstrate an understanding of civic responsibility (characteristics of good citizenship) and civic duty (obligations of citizenship) as well as ways individuals can influence the government.
 C: Access and analyze information in multiple formats.
 D: Using factbased evidence from primary, secondary, and other credible sources, create an argument, deliberate, and reach a decision about an issue.
 E: Critically analyze ways in which the government (at various levels) operates and impacts daily life.
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