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    Frequently Asked Advanced Learning Questions

    What is the course sequence for students who have taken high school courses at Jane Addams? 


    Sequence for students who have taken Algebra I and Geometry at JAMS: 9th - Algebra 2; 10th - Pre-Calculus; 11th - AP Calculus; 12th - AP Statistics

    World Language 

    Sequence for students who have taken high school world language courses at JAMS:
    9th - Spanish 3; 10th - Spanish 4; 11th - AP Spanish or College in High School Spanish
    9th - French 3; 10th - French 4


    Sequence for students who have taken high school biology at JAMS: 9th - Physics A* & Chemistry A*; 10th – Chemistry**; 11th - Physics or AP Environmental Science; 12th – Physics or AP Environmental Science
    *Physics 9A content is different from what has been taught in previous physical science classes. The Chemistry 9A course is deeper in content than the Physical Science course HCC students had in middle school.
    ** Students who did well in Biology at JAMS may accelerate to Chemistry B in 10th grade. They do not repeat Biology.

    Why does Nathan Hale have higher course requirements in Social Studies for all students?

    Two full years of World History and a full year of American Government and Economics prepare our students as they become global citizens.

    What are Advanced Learning Options at Nathan Hale?

    Honors Options:    LA9 & LA10, World History 1,2,3 & 4, Physics A, Chemistry A, Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus 

    College in the High School Courses:   US History, Computer Science, Japanese, Spanish

    AP Courses:    AP Language Arts 11, AP Language Arts 12, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP Japanese, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Principles, AP Art

    Running Start:    Juniors and Seniors may enroll in college courses part time or full time through the Running Start program. Courses are taken on the North Seattle College campus and other Seattle College campuses.

    How will Nathan Hale High School challenge my student?

    We believe challenge to be defined as rigor which means learning experiences are provocative, ambiguous, complex and emotionally or personally challenging. They go beyond rote memorization and allow students to engage in 21st century skills. These include critical thinking, problem solving, communicating to a variety of audiences and in a variety of ways, collaborating with diverse students and constituencies, creating and innovating. These are skills that prepare students to persist in the demanding climate of higher learning.