Academic Curriculum

Curriculum Standards CCSS and National Strandards
Teaching mode Teaching by Student Level
Subjects Language: Chinese, English (IEP), Second ;Language
Math
Social Science: History, Social Studies, Geometry
Science: Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Computer Science
Arts & Health: Music, Art, Calligraphy, PE

The links on this page lead to charts that outline the course description of each grade.

IEP

Group Curriculum Program
Group 1

Period: 17/Week

ELA (English Language Art):

Spelling, Writing    4 Period/Week

Literary Reading: WondersG2 4 Period/Week

Oral English: Time Zone 2   5 Period/Week

Academic Reading: American Textbook2 , Reading & Vocabulary Level B 4 Period/Week

Group 2

Period: 17/Week

Listening & Speaking : Pathways L&S Foundations , Pathways L&S1 5 Period/Week

Reading & Writing : Pathways R&w Foundations , Pathways R&W 1  8 Period/Week

Academic Reading : Reading Explorer 1,Science Skill Sharpener 3, Reading & Vocabulary Level B

4 Period/Week

Tutoring :Scholastic – Spelling ,Writing , Grammar  3 Period/Week

Group 3

Period: 17/Week

Listening & Speaking : Pathways L&S 2, Pathways L&S 3  5 Period/Week

Reading & Writing : Pathways R&W 2, Pathways R&W 3  8 Period/Week

Academic Reading : Reading Explorer 3, Science Skill Sharpener  4 Period/Week

Tutoring : Scholastic – Spelling, Writing, Grammar  3 Period/Week

6 Grade

Subjects Course description
Chinese The course is organized around specific topics or situations that
ensure the learning of essential language. Topics include: fun, ruins, the
hero, life, conflict, childhood and so on.
To emphasize the accumulation of words, students will spend time
reciting texts as well as examining writers’ phrases and writing styles.
These texts and styles will serve as models for students’ own writing.
Through this study of new words, phrases and style the students will
gradually transition from reading to writing a variety of texts, particularly
paragraphs and essays. Additionally, the extended reading is necessary to
develop their abilities on independent reading and cultivate their reading
skills so that they can successfully read daily newspaper and magazine. They
also need to learn how to appreciate literary works and to how to read
classical Chinese with reference book.
Math Grade 6 Math will enhance the basic math skills, number sense &
operations, using formulas, and problem solving. The students will also be
studying probability and statistics where they will learn how to analyze and
interpret graphs and data.
Geometry will also be taught to them, where they are to learn about
the different geometric figures. The latter part of the course will be on
measurements, and how to solve for perimeter, circumference, area, volume,
and more.
Computer Science In Computer science 6, students will create programs with different
kinds of loops, events, functions, and conditionals. They will also
investigate different problem-solving techniques and discuss societal impacts
of computing and the internet. By the end of the curriculum, students create
interactive stories and games that they can share with their friends and
family.
Science Grade 6 scienceis aimed
to cultivate students basic scientifically mindset and grasp related science
vocabulary. Meanwhile, they could have the ability of problem-solving,
cooperative and the investigation methods. Students are able to study further
science subject after a whole year science learning.
PE CCIS
Physical Education courses include physical fitness exercises and sports
activities that are designed to develop students muscular and cardio vascular
systems. Cooperative games and activities that enhance teamwork and social
skills also are part of the program. Instructors emphasize the basic concepts
of aerobics and anaerobic exercise and goal setting that are designed to help
students live healthy lifestyles. Students gain additional exercise time
during morning exercises, afternoon club sports, and house sports
competitions. Other activities outside of campus, such as hiking trips,
long-distance running, golf practice, and team sports events further build
students fitness and help build a mindset for lifelong fitness.
Music Music courses at CCIS expose students to a
wide range of music styles and provide them with an overview of the history
of music. The courses emphasize how music plays important roles in the
social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. Students will gain
an understanding of continuity and change in the development of music, and of
the connections between different times and cultures. Students will also
develop their musical skills by learning instruments and participating in
choral music. These different experiences will give students both a chance to
cultivate their own individual ability playing different instruments as well
as cultivating their ability to cooperate as a team in choral music.

7 Grade

Subjects Course description
Chinese The course of this year will focus on the learning of modern and
contemporary prose, ancient poetry, modern and contemporary poetry, as well
as writing skills. The course aims to cultivate comprehension ability,
develop critical reading skills, increase vocabulary, helping students to
apply Chinese in their daily life. Furthermore, they also need to learn
Chinese culture, which can help them to keep their Chinese traditional
virtues when they study aboard in the future.
Math Students in Math 7 will complete all of the requirement for Algebra
1. Students will understand the concepts of Expressions and Equations, Linear
Systems and Inequalities, Polynomials, Factoring and Quadratics, and Applying
Fractions. The skills student acquired will prepare them for the skills
needed to achieve a high degree of success in an American High School and the
next subject of Geometry.
Computer Science Computer Science 7 Express Course learn the basics of computer
science and internet safety. At the end of the course, create students very
own game or story students can share. CS Express course focuses on the skills
that enable students to create and express themselves in a variety of contexts
and media. Whether they are developing their own Game, designing artifacts,
or creating a physical computing device, students are empowered to bring
their ideas to life.
Life Science G7 Life Science is designed to be equal
or higher of the national G7&8 life science curriculum. With bilingual
teaching and student assessment, we still provide other corresponding
American junior high school life science textbooks as an expanded reading to
students. Students who complete this course are able to learn and master 600
professional English vocabulary, and lay a solid foundation for the study of
American high school biology.
PE CCIS
Physical Education courses include physical fitness exercises and sports
activities that are designed to develop students muscular and cardio vascular
systems. Cooperative games and activities that enhance teamwork and social
skills also are part of the program. Instructors emphasize the basic concepts
of aerobics and anaerobic exercise and goal setting that are designed to help
students live healthy lifestyles. Students gain additional exercise time
during morning exercises, afternoon club sports, and house sports
competitions. Other activities outside of campus, such as hiking trips,
long-distance running, golf practice, and team sports events further build
students fitness and help build a mindset for lifelong fitness.
Music Music courses at CCIS expose students to a
wide range of music styles and provide them with an overview of the history
of music. The courses emphasize how music plays important roles in the
social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. Students will gain
an understanding of continuity and change in the development of music, and of
the connections between different times and cultures. Students will also
develop their musical skills by learning instruments and participating in
choral music. These different experiences will give students both a chance to
cultivate their own individual ability playing different instruments as well
as cultivating their ability to cooperate as a team in choral music.

8 Grade

Subjects Course description
Chinese The course content is organized around a specific topic or situation,
including customs, ancient poetry and classic book.
These articles embody the wisdom of the Chinese nation, which is
worthy of students’ thinking and reflection. In addition to emphasizing the
cultivation of understanding and analysis ability, it also pays attention to
develop their writing skills and tastes in ancient poetry.
Math Grade 8 Math will enhance the basic math geometry skills, Tools of
Geometry, Reasoning and Proof, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Congruent
Triangles, Relationships within Triangles, Polygons and Quadrilaterals,
Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Transformations, Area, Surface
Area, Volumes and Circles.
Computer Science Computer Science Discoveries 8&9 (CS Discoveries) is an
introductory computer science course that empowers students to create
authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for
creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. CS Discoveries was
specifically designed for 7th to 9th grade classrooms and can be used in
either middle school or high school. CS Discoveries introduces students to
tools and programming languages that are accessible for beginners while
offering more advanced students opportunities to create sophisticated
projects. Using our existing App Lab programming environment and our new
programming environment, Game Lab, students will be able to transition from
blocks to typed code at their own pace while learning JavaScript.
Integrated Science . Grade 8 integrated science provides students with the necessary
knowledge and skills in integrated Science.  The course is designed to
provide students with an overview of the common concepts in Integrated
Science including but not limited to; Chemistry of Matter, Motion Forces and
Energy, Physical Interaction, Human and Heredity, Ecology, Earth’s Changes
over Time, Earth’s Place in the Universe.  These concepts are investigated through
observing, collecting, summarizing and analyzing.  The students
replicate investigations and compare results to find more than one way to
interpret their findings.  They also replicate investigations and
compare results to find similarities and differences.
PE CCIS
Physical Education courses include physical fitness exercises and sports
activities that are designed to develop students muscular and cardio vascular
systems. Cooperative games and activities that enhance teamwork and social
skills also are part of the program. Instructors emphasize the basic concepts
of aerobics and anaerobic exercise and goal setting that are designed to help
students live healthy lifestyles. Students gain additional exercise time
during morning exercises, afternoon club sports, and house sports
competitions. Other activities outside of campus, such as hiking trips,
long-distance running, golf practice, and team sports events further build
students fitness and help build a mindset for lifelong fitness.
Music Music courses at CCIS expose students to a
wide range of music styles and provide them with an overview of the history
of music. The courses emphasize how music plays important roles in the
social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. Students will gain
an understanding of continuity and change in the development of music, and of
the connections between different times and cultures. Students will also
develop their musical skills by learning instruments and participating in
choral music. These different experiences will give students both a chance to
cultivate their own individual ability playing different instruments as well
as cultivating their ability to cooperate as a team in choral music.

9 Grade

Subjects Course description
Chinese Throughout this course, students engage in analysis of short stories,
poetry, drama, novels, and nonfiction. The course focuses on the
interpretation of literary works and the development of oral and written
communication skills in standard (formal) Chinese. The course is organized in
four programs: Vocabulary, Literature, Composition, Grammar usage. This
course aim to help students understand literary works by requiring them to
look for the connotations in the articles, and cooperate to explore the
sources and forms of literary works of different countries. Students will
also learn to use multimedia devices for literary creation through group
cooperation. In addition, their writing skills will be improved by learning
to write various genres of articles.
Math   This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric
concepts.  It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of
equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics,
and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions.  It also
introduces matrices and their properties.  The content of this course
are important for students’ success on both the ACT and college mathematics
entrance exams.  Students who complete Algebra II should take
Pre-Calculus next.
Computer Science Computer Science Discoveries 8&9 (CS Discoveries) is an introductory
computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts
and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication,
problem solving, and fun. CS Discoveries was specifically designed for 7th to
9th grade classrooms and can be used in either middle school or high school.
CS Discoveries introduces students to tools and programming languages that
are accessible for beginners while offering more advanced students
opportunities to create sophisticated projects. Using our existing App Lab
programming environment and our new programming environment, Game Lab,
students will be able to transition from blocks to typed code at their own
pace while learning JavaScript.
Physics Grade 9 Physics provides students with the necessary knowledge and
skills in physics.  The course is designed to provide students with an
overview of the common concepts in introduction to physics to the basic
concepts in physics. This will include; Introduction to Physics, Introduction
to Motion, Acceleration and accelerated Motion, Motion in Two dimensions,
Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work and Energy, Linear Momentum and collisions,
Rotational Motion and Equilibrium, Gravity and Circular Motion. The concepts
will be investigated through observing, collecting, summarizing and
analyzing.  The students replicate investigations and compare results to
find more than one way to interpret their findings.  They also replicate
investigations and compare results to find similarities and differences.
Chemistry Students in Grade 9 chemistry are capable of understanding basic
chemistry concepts and knowledges. By cultivation their interests into
chemistry, they will reach the same subject level and problem-solving level
with same age of American students.
PE CCIS
Physical Education courses include physical fitness exercises and sports
activities that are designed to develop students muscular and cardio vascular
systems. Cooperative games and activities that enhance teamwork and social
skills also are part of the program. Instructors emphasize the basic concepts
of aerobics and anaerobic exercise and goal setting that are designed to help
students live healthy lifestyles. Students gain additional exercise time
during morning exercises, afternoon club sports, and house sports
competitions. Other activities outside of campus, such as hiking trips,
long-distance running, golf practice, and team sports events further build
students fitness and help build a mindset for lifelong fitness.
Music Music courses at CCIS expose students to a
wide range of music styles and provide them with an overview of the history
of music. The courses emphasize how music plays important roles in the
social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. Students will gain
an understanding of continuity and change in the development of music, and of
the connections between different times and cultures. Students will also
develop their musical skills by learning instruments and participating in
choral music. These different experiences will give students both a chance to
cultivate their own individual ability playing different instruments as well
as cultivating their ability to cooperate as a team in choral music