First Two Weeks of School: Building Relationships

The most important time in the school year for students, teachers, and parents is the first two weeks. It is a time when students and teachers build relationships, set expectations for learning, and reinforce the routines for classroom management and curriculum implementation.

We are pleased and honored to announce that we had a successful experience during these first two weeks and a powerful and perhaps essential step in success for the entire school year at Rutherford Private School.

The School has been offering EXPERIENTIAL credit courses to students in grades 9 through 12 within a variety of subject areas. You’ll find some useful information here below regarding the first semester credits:

Advanced Functions | MHF4U | Grade 12: Mr. Igor Sarjinsky, PhD, Computer Science

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

World History | CHW3M | Grade 11: Mr. Len Silvini, BFA Theatre Performance and Classical English

This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.

Biology | SBI3U | Grade 11: Ms. Ludmila Yarin | Honors Bachelor of Science in Physiology | Bachelor of Pharmacy

This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

Functions | MCR3U | Grade 11: Mr. Frederick Yuan, Bachelor of Mathematics

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Physics | SPH3U | Grade 11: Mr. Frederick Yuan, Bachelor of Mathematics

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyses the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Communications Technology | TGJ4M | Grade 12: Ms. Mehrnoush Taherkhani | Master Degree in Architecture

This course examines communications systems and design and production processes in the areas of electronic, live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students will create, manage, and distribute complex electronic, graphic, recorded, or audio-visual projects independently and in project teams. Students will also study industry standards and regulations and health and safety issues, and will explore careers, the importance of lifelong learning, and the impact of communications technology on society and the environment.

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