- Glades Central Community High
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
― Kofi Annan
Here at Glades Central, our teachers are dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate prepared for college, a career, and a future as a productive, critically thinking adult. Our goal is for students to learn to become effective readers and writers. We believe students should communicate complex ideas and emotions through clear, strong writing. Students should read a variety of literature to stimulate cognitive ability and critical engagement with society.
Courses Offered • English 1 • English 3 Honors • English 2 • AICE English Language 1 AS (10th) • English 2 Honors • AICE English Language 1 AS (12th) • AICE General Paper (10th) • English 4 • AICE General Paper (12th) • English 4 Honors • English 3 • AICE English Literature 1 AS (12th)
Glades Central Math department believes that mathematics is a necessary skill for all students. We are devoted to developing critically minded students who will be prepared to use fundamental mathematical concepts. Our vast curriculum is vital in the process of making certain our students are prepared for and successful in their future education and employment. The curriculum emphasizes conceptual understanding and problem solving to prepare our students to reason and communicate effectively in our society.
Our teachers are committed to meeting the needs of our students and providing the tools necessary for all students to reach their potential.
- Geometry Honors
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- Algebra 2 Honors
- Math for College Readiness
- AICE Math 1 AS 1 Level
- AP Statistics
- Liberal Arts Math 1
- Liberal Arts Math 2
Our mission is to provide students the opportunity to explore the science of life, in all of its complexity and diversity. We strive to develop each student's ability to acquire and critically interpret knowledge of basic facts and theories of biology, to add to the body of biological knowledge through research, and to communicate his or her understanding to others both within and outside the field of biology.
Useful Biology websites:
- Visual Simulations of Biological Processes
- PhET Simulations
- Khan academy Biology
- Animated Tutorials: General Biology
- BioCoach: tutorials on biological concepts
Marine Science introduces the most critical ecosystem for the health and future of humanity and the earth. From the tropical seas to the polar oceans, this course furthers the understanding of marine ecosystems, fisheries biology biogeochemical cycles to improve resources, health and societal well-being. Marine Science lays the pathway for success in Biology for our GCHS students.
Earth Space Science
Our primary mission is to provide students with an in-depth education in the areas of geology, Earth science, and space science. it is designed to interpret and understand the world around you. In order to do so, students will investigate and study the interactions between the four major Earth’s spheres in order to explain Earth’s formation, processes, history, landscapes, how and why Earth changes over time.
The course will also explore how current actions of man interact and affect Earth’s spheres leading to local and global changes. Students will participate in laboratory exercises, small group activities, web-based investigations, class discussions, projects, and research.
This course is designed to help students understand basic chemical principles and master problem-solving skills. Students will develop an understanding of how those concepts and skills are relevant to other courses and their daily lives. Chemical topics covered in the course include basic science concepts, measurements, atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and acids & bases.
Useful Chemistry Links:
- The Mystery of Matter
- Interactive Periodic Table
- Periodic Table Videos
- PhET Simulations
- ChemCollective: Varying Resources
- Chem4Kids: Tutorials and Labs
Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science provides a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The AS part of the course concentrates on the scientific study of the sea and its ecosystems. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge, and the course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path.
This AS syllabus covers environmental issues and their management, especially the human aspect. Through their studies, learners gain an understanding of environmental resources and their human exploitation, and the goal of sustainable environmental management.
The Glades Central Social Studies curriculum offers students a variety of opportunities for learning. History, culture, social science, economics, geography, law, and government are presented across the curriculum.
In addition to mastering content, the social studies program stresses skills, attitudes and effective oral and written communication. Students will also be encouraged to fulfill some of their course requirements using a cross-discipline approach.
2109320 World History Honors
2100490 AICE International History 1
2100320 US History Honors
2100500 AICE US History 1 AS
2106320 US Government Honors
2102345 Econ Fin. Lit. Honors
2106420 AP US Government
2102370 AP Macro Economics
2102410 AICE Travel & Tourism 1 AS
2107360 AICE Psychology