So I'm back into the swing of things at my new school. Even though I am the principal many decisions are by the Board of Trustees, such as our EXTREMELY demanding curriculum. Our school is 6-12. Here's a brief overview... History/Social Studies: Social Studies 6: American History I Social Studies 7: American History II Social Studies 8: Ancient Civilizations Social Studies 9: AP European History (from the Renaissance on) Social Studies 10: AP US History Social Studies 11: AP Government (US and World Politics Combo) Social Studies 12: Electives (including Law, Mock Trial, AP Pysch, AP Econ, AP World which change based upon enrollment each year ) English 6-10: Is basic English, but Freshman have an additional writing class that can be taught by any other department. English 11: AP English Language English 12: AP English Literature Science 6: Earth Science Science 7: Physical Science Science 8: Biology/Life Science Science 9: AP Biology (good luck teaching Freshman that) Science 10: Chemistry Honors or Physics Honors Science 11: AP Chemistry or AP Physics Science 12: Electives (Anatomy, Environmental Science, etc.) Math 6: Pre-Algebra Math 7: Algebra I Math 8: Geometry Math 9: Algebra II Math 10: Pre-Calculus Math 11: AP Calculus AB Math 12: AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics Spanish/French 6: Spanish/French I Spanish/French 7: Spanish/French I Spanish/French 8: Spanish/French II Spanish/French 9: Spanish/French III Spanish/French 10: Spanish/French IV Spanish 11: AP Spanish/French Language Spanish 12: AP Spanish/French Literature I can only really speak about the difficulty of the Social Studies Curriculum and it's going to be hard. The Freshman will be doing a lot of writing. Lots and lots. Now the Senior Government class is going to be hard: it's 2 separate courses combined into one. I'm teaching that and I've never taught World Government before, so I am doing my syllabus for that now. Our kids are top in the state, but I still really hope that they can handle all of this! I'm going to make sure that we add at least another track for each subject.