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The academic program at The Bridge Academy | Selma places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development, while meeting state requirements. Self-paced courses and qualified staff, allow us to offer flexible and individualized support in the following areas:

Social Studies • U.S. History • Civics and Government Economics • Geography • Life Science • Physical Science • Earth and Science • Statistics • Geometry • Algebra • Algebra 2 • English (11) (12) • Literature (11) (12) • Language • Writing

*You may be eligible to receive academic credit for exams you have already taken, so there is no repeating what you've already done.

We utilize the KET Fast Forward online preparation system which includes pre-assessments that will help learners pinpoint areas of weakness and post-assessments that will enable them to track their progress and consider their readiness to take the high school equivalency tests. KET focuses on four main areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The mathematics course will include two sections – Reasoning with Numbers, Statistics, and Geometry and Algebraic Reasoning; the language arts course will include three sections –

Reading, Language, and Writing.

Reading

This course covers seven topics and includes 15 lessons covering 53 skills.

Analyze Central Ideas and Supporting Details

1.1 Main Ideas and Supporting Details

1.2 Summaries and Inferences

1.3 Conclusions and Generalizations

Analyze Development of Ideas

2.1 Relationships of Ideas in Informational Texts

2.2 Relationships in Literary Text

Interpret Words and Phrases

3.1 Word and Phrase Usage

3.2 Word Meaning and Tone

Determine Author’s Viewpoint

4.1 Author’s Purpose

4.2 Author’s Point of View

Analyze the Structure of Text

5.1 Transition Words and Phrases 5.2 Text Structure and Meaning

Evaluate Arguments and Reasoning

6.1 Claims and Support

6.2 Reasoning and Assumptions

Synthesize Multiple Sources

7.1 Information in Related Texts

7.2 Text and Graphic Materials

Language

This course covers three topics and includes eight lessons covering 31 skills.

Effective Sentence Structure

1.1 Complete Sentences

1.2 Correct Sentences

1.3 Organized Sentences

1.4 Improved Sentences

Correct Grammar and Usage

2.1 Nouns, Pronouns, and Agreement

2.2 Verb Forms, Tenses, and Agreement

Correct Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation

3.1 Spelling and Capitalization

3.2 Punctuation

Writing

This course covers two topics and includes 11 lessons covering 59 skills.

Writing Basics

1.1 Effective Paragraphs

1.2 Writing for a Purpose

1.3 The Writing Process

Construct Extended Responses to Text

2.1 Writing to Respond to a Text

2.2 Reading to Analyze Source Material

2.3 Reading to Synthesize from Two Sources

2.4 Argument and Use of Evidence

2.5 Logical Organizational Structure

2.6 Developed and Related Ideas

2.7 Effective Word Choice and Use

2.8 Correct Sentence Structure and Fluency

Mathematics: Reasoning with Numbers, Statistics, and Geometry

This course covers four topics and includes 19 lessons covering 92 skills.

Number Sense, Operations, and Problem Solving

1.2 Positive and Negative Integers

1.3 Integer Operations

1.4 Properties and Operations

1.5 Decimal Operations

1.6 Fraction Operations

1.7 Exponential Expressions

Problem Solving with Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

2.1 Ratio

2.2 Proportions

2.3 Percents

Problem Solving with Statistical Measurement

3.1 Data Analysis

3.2 Statistical Data Sets

3.3 Sample Space and Probability Models

Problem Solving with Geometric Measurement

4.1 Geometry Basics

4.2 Perimeter and Area of Polygons

4.3 Perimeter and Area of Triangles

4.4 Circles

4.5 Surface Area and Volume of Cubes, Prisms, and Pyramids

4.6 Surface Area and Volume of Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres

4.7 Composite Figures

Mathematics: Algebraic Reasoning

This course covers seven topics and includes 18 lessons covering 92 skills.

Numbers and Operations

1.1 Use Signed Numbers

1.2 Learn Basic Properties and Operations

Linear Expressions

2.1 Picture and Write Basic Expressions

2.2 Evaluate a Simple Expression

2.3 Simplify and Write Expressions

Linear Equations

3.1 Write and Solve Linear Equations with One Variable

3.2 Solve Multi-Step Equations

3.3 Graph Linear Equations

3.4 Use Slope to Write Linear Equations

Systems of Equations and Linear Equalities

4.1 Solve and Graph Systems of Equations

4.2 Write and Solve Linear Inequalities

Patterns and Functions

5.1 Recognize and Follow Patterns

5.2 Compare Functions in Different Presentations

Polynomials and Rational Expressions

6.1 Perform Operations with Polynomials

6.2 Evaluate Polynomial Expressions

6.3 Simplify, Evaluate, and Write Rational Expressions

Quadratic Equations

7.1 Recognize, Write, and Substitute with Quadratic Equations

7.2 Evaluate Quadratic Equations

Science

This course covers five topics and includes 13 lessons covering 53 skills.

Life Science

1.1 Human Body and Health

1.2 Life Functions and Ecosystems

1.3 Heredity and Evolution

Physical Science

2.1 Energy Topics

2.2 Work, Motion, and Forces

2.3 Chemical Properties and Reactions

Earth and Space Science

3.1 Earth and the Universe

3.2 The Changing Earth

3.3 Interactions Between Earth and Living Things

Science Practices

4.1 Comprehend, Interpret, and Evaluate Scientific Presentations

4.2 Understand and Apply the Scientific Method

4.3 Understand Statistics and Probability

Social Studies

This course covers four topics and includes 12 lessons covering 66 skills.

United States History

1.1 Revolution through Civil War and Reconstruction

1.2 Immigration, Industrialization, and Rights

1.3 World Wars, Cold War, and the Aftermath of 9/11

Civics and Government

2.1 American Constitutional Democracy

2.2 Structure and Design of a U.S. Government

2.3 Individual Rights and Civic Economics

3.1 Fundamental Economics Concepts

3.2 Government and Personal Economics

3.3 World Events and Economics Geography and the World

4.1 Civilization and Nations

4.2 Society and the Environment

4.3 People and Places