SYA France is open to students who are currently enrolled in at least level II of French.
The majority of students take seven credits, including English and math. All but the English and math courses are taught in French.
You will be required to take English, math (unless you are a senior and have cleared your decision with your parents and home-school college advisor), French language, French literature, Art History, History and French Society and Culture. Not all classes have the same homework load. History courses, for example, tend to be based largely on classroom lectures and discussions. French Society and Culture relies on newspaper articles, short texts and debates in class.
Advanced Topics in French Language (AP)
Students are tested in September. Based on the test results and on their previous records, they are placed in one of two groups for the courses taught in French. Adjustments in the groups are generally made early in the year if appropriate. Math placement is based on prior experience and a placement test. Courses meet for a minimum of four 45-minute periods per week. SYA does not distinguish between eleventh- and twelfth-grade students in the organization of classes. All courses except for Advanced Algebra with Functions and Precalculus and Advanced Topics in Mathematics are taught at the honors or AP level.
COURSES AT SYA FRANCE: Full descriptions found in course catalog below.
French Society and Culture
Mathematics: courses may include:
Advanced Algebra with Functions
Precalculus and Advanced Topics in Mathematics
Honors Precalculus and Introduction to Differential Calculus
AB Calculus (AP)
BC Calculus (AP)
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