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  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Art H          1:15-2:00    Larisa Tsvetkova       
   Math 6      6    10:05-11:35    Mary Marvin      Math 6 will cover all material of a 6th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the PARCC Test at the end of 6th Grade.

However, the focus is on problem solving with topics studied throughout the school year, all done at a deep level. Many multi-step problems will be done in class and assigned for homework.


Students will move into topics of Pre-Algebra, including negative numbers, and the concept of a variable and simple equations and how they are useful. The topics of arithmetic – fractions, decimals, rate, ratio, percentages, will now be deepened with hard word problems on each. Geometry will continue, with more complex area, perimeter and volume problems, and now quadrilaterals and angles in polygons.

Along with the rigorous arithmetic program, there will be a heavy component of challenging and exciting Olympiad and contest type problems on topics like probability, sets, counting principles and combinatorics. 
   Math 8A VC      7        Mary Marvin      Students will continue learning how to deal with fractions, including finding common denominators for more than two fractions, multiplication of mixed numbers and more difficult fraction word problems. Decimals, to the ten-thousandths place and their equivalent fractions will be covered. Other topics will include finding the average of a group of numbers, ratio, percent, graphs and geometry such as area of a triangle and other geometric shapes besides squares and rectangles. Along with these topics some special and interesting topics like sets and probability will be introduced, we’ll look at Pascal’s triangle also. Logic problems and puzzles will be part of each lesson, as well as practice for the Common Core tests next spring so kids will be thoroughly prepared and ready. 
   Math Algebra 1      7    9:20-10:50    Oksana Boguslavskaya       
   Math Geometry      8    10:55-12:25    Oksana Boguslavskaya       
   Russian 8      8    9:15-10:45    Ellina Chernobilsky       
   Second_Language_Russian Biling 1          8:35:9:20    Liliya Brammer       
   English VC-2      7-8    8:15-9:15    n/a     
   Math 6      6    11:10-12:40    Dr. Orlov      Fall 2018 
   Math 7      7    12:45-2:15    Dr. Orlov      Fall 2018 
   Math 8 prep HS      8    2:25-3:55    Dr. Orlov      Fall 2018 
   Russian 7/8      6-8    12:50-2:20    Mariana Marinich      fall 2016 
   Architecture4Kids 2      6-8    12:45 - 1:30    Greg Gurevich      Fall 18

The class offers students a chance to get to know some of the significant buildings and architects in the world, become familiar with some architectural styles, understand how architecture incorporates art, math, science, nature and critical thinking, and have a chance to work on their own projects and create their own designs.

We will also look into the subject from age appropriate mathematical point of view: how to calculate some basic structures, area, and volume, how architects calculate how many people are allowed in a building, how stairs are calculated, and how to calculate the life-cycle cost of construction from an energy point o view. 
   English 6      5-6    9:50 - 10:35    Aidan O Connor      Fall 18

English 6 will be reading and writing enhancement course based on the sixth-grade level. The class may also be feasible for advanced 5th-grade students.

The Reading aspect of the course will be roughly 1/3 non-fiction material and 2/3 fiction material. It will focus on building advanced comprehension skills such as identifying motifs, arguments, theses, and the author\'s inspirations and goals. The writing aspect of the course will split its focus between persuasive, fact-based writing and creative, personal-based writing.

Assignments will include persuasive essays, research essays, personal essays, literary-response essays, and a small amount of poetry. The first half of the course will lean towards persuasive, fact-based writing (research papers, persuasive writing) and will move to more creative processes in the second half.

Expect 1-2 hours of homework per week, mostly writing based. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the course. 
   Math 6B Std      6    11:50 - 1:20    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 18

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Fall 18

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Primary Math 6B STD 
   Math 6B US      6    10:40 - 12:10    Edward Moubarak      Fall 18

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Primary 6B US ED 
   Math 7      7    9:00 -- 10:30    Edward Moubarak      Fall 18

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New Elementary math.Syllabus D1 
   Math 7-1      8    12:45 - 2:15    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 18


Algebraic Expressions and Equations
Rate, Ratio and Percentage
Negative Numbers
Square and Cube Roots
Rational and Irrational Numbers
Financial Transaction (Profit and Loss,
Simple and Compound Interest, Hire Purchase, Taxation and Money Exchange)
Line and Rotational Symmetry. Symmetry of Solid Figures
Angle Properties of a Polygon
Volume, Surface Area and Density
Similarity and Congruence. Scale Drawing

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New Elementary Math. Syllabus D2 
   Math 8      7-8    9:00 - 10:30    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 18


Algebraic Expressions and Equations
Rate, Ratio and Percentage
Negative Numbers
Square and Cube Roots
Rational and Irrational Numbers
Financial Transaction (Profit and Loss,
Simple and Compound Interest, Hire Purchase, Taxation and Money Exchange)
Line and Rotational Symmetry. Symmetry of Solid Figures
Angle Properties of a Polygon
Volume, Surface Area and Density
Similarity and Congruence. Scale Drawing

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New Elementary Math. Syllabus D2 
   Programming_And_Imagination SQL      6-8    11:30 - 12:15    Sergey Binder      Fall 18


Each student in this class uses​ ​registered personally for him/her sub-domain and FTP account.​ ​Each student creates and deploys on the server the web pages that are accessible from over the world.

- ​ ​Internet. Network and protocols.

- Introduction to HTML

- Using subdomain and online FTP client

- HTML tags. HTML page structure

- Text, lists, images on the page.

- Tables. Formatting Tables.

- Forms.

- Iframes

- tag

- CSS. CSS Rules

- Using CSS files. Classes.

- Decoration with CSS. Shadow, Radius

- Color. Website palette

- Text formatting

- Boxes

- Layout

- CSS menu and submenu

- Transform and transition

- Embedded video

- Audio


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   Russian 6/7      5-6    12:45 - 1:30    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 18

This course designed for students of age ten and older. The greatest focus will be on reading comprehension, both on Russian classical and contemporary works of literature, including Alexander Kuprin\'s \"White Poodle,\" Anton Chekhov\'s \"Kashtanka,\" stories by Vladimir Garshin and Anatoly Aleksin.

Together we will understand and analyze texts to broaden our knowledge of different characters, events, and countries. We will compare our experiences with those of the past to develop our analytical abilities and emotional connectivity

A grammatical portion of the course will deepen knowledge of case system of nouns and practice of their usage with adjectives. There will be quizzes on reading and vocabulary. Students will learn Cyrillic typing.

There will be an introduction to figurative language skills, including similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, and idioms. So, the students will explore the choice of words and tone writers use to evoke emotions. 
   Russian 8      6-7    10:40 -- 11:40    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 18

In this class, we\'ll be trying to combine learning Russian Language and study Russian Literature. We intend to refresh grammar from 5 to 7 grades and continue focusing on punctuation and constructing complex sentences. In the \"literature\" part of the curriculum, we\'ll study Russian literature as well as literature in Russian translation.

Russian 8 during this year will incorporate two interesting projects co-piloted by a renowned translator of children books Ms. Olga Bukhina and a publisher Mr. Ilya Bernstein. The first project will focus on translations, while the second will help our students to write and publish their own \"books\" based on family archives and memoirs of the family members. 
   SHSAT_Practice_Tests Fall 18      7    10:40 -- 12:40    Aidan O Connor      Fall 18


The class offers complete topics\' coverage, Math and ELA as well as systematic SHSAT preparation. Started on October 28th 2017. Students will take SHSAT in October 2018. 
   SHSAT_Practice_Tests New      7    10:40 -- 12:40    Aidan O Connor      Fall 18

The curriculum includes a complete topics coverage as well as systematic SHSAT preparation. The primary goal of the course is to make sure that students have an academic knowledge of Math and ELA and the skills needed to succeed on the exam. It begins on October 27th.

Vital practice questions that cover all tested material
Proven score-raizing strategies with an emphasis on improving math and verbal skills
100 most important math concepts covered on the exam
Full-length practice tests and the most up-to-date information about the test 
   Math Math - 6      6    12:30 - 13:30    Dr. Grigory Portnov      At this level, math students need to know and really understand basic laws and rules of algebra. This program teaches the algebraic rules from the simplest to more advanced, formulas and applications. The program includes many types of word problems and shows how they can be solved. Besides Algebra, the program includes several enrichment topics such as Mathematical Induction, Combinatorics, Logic games, Fibonacci sequence.. Students learn to use logical reasoning, systematic approaches to problem solving, calculations and algebraic transformations. This class also prepares students for the admission tests into the selective High Schools.

This program is targeted to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and is aligned with Focal points of Standards suggested by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
This class also prepares students for the admission tests to the selective High Schools. 
   Math Math-7      7    18:00 - 19:00    Dr. Grigory Portnov      The main goal of our classes for the Middle School grades is to make sure that at this level, math students know and really understand basic laws and rules of Algebra. Besides Algebra, the program includes several advanced topics, such as Mathematical Induction, Combinatorics, Logical games, Fibonacci sequence. Students are expected to use basics of Algebra and Geometry effectively in different situations, starting with taking multiple-choice tests, where everything should be done quickly, and ending with solving complicated problems from Math Olympiads, that require a non-routine approach and creative thinking.

SchoolPlus test preparation classes differ from other test preparation programs. Students not only master test-taking techniques, but also study Mathematics as a subject. Without good understanding of math concepts and how they are interconnected, improvement of their score beyond a certain point becomes impossible. In our opinion, the serious and systematic studying of Mathematics is the only way to achieve a high score.

This program for upper middle school is targeted to 7th and 8th grade students and is aligned with Focal points of Standards suggested by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). This class also prepares students for the admission tests to the selective High Schools. 
   Afterschool_Chess Test HS          11:15-12:45    n/a     
   Math 6      6    4:30-5:45    Mikhail Chernobilsky      This is a class for students who have deep understanding of our number system, and can work comfortably with whole numbers as well as thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals.
The class will start the year with the intensive review of percentage and the connection of percent-fraction-decimals, ratio, and rate. We will continue with the four operations on fractions and mixed numbers. Students will be solving more challenging word problems involving fractions and percentage, ratio and rate. They will learn circumference and area of a circle as well as triangle and quadrilateral geometry, more complex area, perimeter and volume problems.
Furthermore, we will be solving many non-routine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics. Finally, starting from November to March, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Math Olympiad, well known internationally as MOEMS. 
   Math Algebra by      7/8    7:10 - 8:25    Mikhail Chernobilsky      The class will start with the intensive review of Pre-Algebra topics including algebraic manipulations, equations and inequalities, solving word problems involving percentage, ratios and rate using algebra as well as area and volume.
We will continue with Algebra1, moving into more difficult topics. We will study quadratic equations and their graphs extensively, including transformations of quadratics (shifting, etc.) Many word problems, showing the usefulness of a quadratic equation will be looked at. Fractional expressions and equations as well as the laws of exponents, radicals, system of equations and functions will be studied in this class. Geometry will extend to covering special angles formed by parallel lines and transversals and properties of polygons.
In addition, we’ll be solving MOEMS problems and some challenging problems from other math contests like CML and MathKangaroo.