Curriculum

With a curriculum aligned to the Arizona Standards, Harvest Preparatory Academy helps students develop a relevant understanding of their world and the world around them through studies in mathematics, language arts, technology and so much more. We believe in developing well-rounded students who can apply knowledge and understanding in all parts of their daily lives.

Kinder to 2nd grade I-Ready for Math, reading & writing

McGraw Hill Impact for Social Studies and Inspire  

3rd -12th Bright Thinker curriculum for all subjects. 

All students will be utilizing the MSTeams platform to connect with their teacher for assignments

High School

 

HS Core courses 

HS Electives 

English 1 

Pre-Algebra 

English 2 

Physics 

English 3 

AVID I 

English 4 

AVID II 

Algebra 1 

AVID III 

Geometry 

AVID IV 

Algebra 2 

Creative writing 

Pre-calculus 

Debate 

Earth Science 

Spanish 1 

Biology 

Spanish 2 

Chemistry 

Spanish-Conversation and culture 

CTE  

Mental & Social Services 

Personal Financial 

World History 

Life-time sports 

US History 

 

Economics / Government 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual Credit Fall Semester 2021

BUA-210 – Customer Service Management

PSY-101 – Psychology 101

PSY-140 – Positive Psychology

ECN-100 – Intro to Economics

 

 

 

 

Dual Credit Spring Semester 2022

BUA-290 – Business Communications

PSY-270 – Social Psychology

MGT-135 – Management Fundamentals

ECN-100 – Intro to Economics

 

Bright Thinker’s model boasts a proven track record of success with students seeking credit recovery, engaging advanced students, homeschool curriculum, bridging learning gaps, and increasing graduation rates. Below you will find some diverse CTE online classes Bright Thinker offers. 

High School Personal Finance Course (Digital Only)

(Half Year Course) The Personal Finance course introduces students to strategies and practices that empower them to manage their money wisely. Students first perform a self-analysis to discover their money personality. A study of good consumer habits includes a comparison of renting and buying. Students learn the steps to building wealth, including building an emergency fund, evaluating and embracing risk when investing, and using credit sparingly and wisely. A survey of consumer rights accompanies the steps recommended to protect one’s personal information. Students survey types of insurance and evaluate the role of each in limiting personal financial risk. The course concludes with an entire Unit dedicated to evaluating higher education opportunities, costs, and funding.

High School Counseling & Mental Health Course (Digital Only)

(Full Year Course) This course is a Career and Technical Education course for use in the Health Science or Human Services career pathways. The course covers general topics for personal and professional development (soft skills), such as time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving, communication, team building, ethics, and character. It also focuses on many mental health topics, including the history of mental health care, modern mental health care systems, the nervous system, mental health across life stages, stress, depression, and other mental disorders. Students research the professional development of workers in the mental health field, such as the scope of practice, ways to recognize abuse, and methods for adapting to change. Student and professional organizations for career development are discussed as well. The course ends with activities exploring careers and researching training opportunities.

High School Medical Terminology Course (Digital Only)

(Full Year Course) Medical Terminology is a course for students with an interest in the medical field. This course provides students with knowledge of Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes in addition to combining forms and eponymous terms related to the many systems of the human body. Students are also able to learn more about the many professions, specialists, and treatment plans associated with different areas of the body. This course introduces new ways of looking at the body through the lens of medical terms and their origins.

High School Medical Microbiology Course

(Full Year Course) Medical Microbiology explores the world of tiny (micro) organisms that are responsible for making people sick. Students learn about the common bacteria, viruses, and protists that cause sickness and disease in humans. Medical Microbiology delves into different ways these germs and diseases can spread from person to person, throughout a community, and eventually around the globe while discussing the best practices for stopping them from spreading. Students look into different medications and how they work to kill or slow the growth of different microorganisms. Students will also research why some antibiotic medications are no longer effective against the bacteria that cause disease. Medical microbiology also teaches laboratory skills in how to effectively grow and isolate different colonies of microorganisms in Petri dishes.

High School Principles of Government and Public Administration Course (Digital Only)

(Full Year Course) Principles of Government and Public Administration (PGPA) introduces students to careers in public policy. PGPA explores government from the perspective of government and private-sector employees as well as elected officials. In this course, students examine different career avenues and their ethical and professional standards. PGPA introduces students to theories of governmental development alongside the constitutional principles underlying America’s federal and unitary forms of government. Students learn about the public official’s responsibility to protect citizens’ rights to due process and discover how interest groups influence public policy. Students then analyze the effect of policymaking on both the culture and society of the nation and foreign policy. The course concludes with an investigation into the role of government in a free-market economy, including its ability to stimulate invention and innovation.

High School Principals of Health Science Course

(Full Year Course) This CTE course is designed to help prepare students for a career in the health science field. It covers healthcare systems and the roles of team members within these institutions. The course has many opportunities for students to explore the various careers within the healthcare field. It emphasizes the personal and professional skills required to succeed in this arena, including personal character qualities, teamwork, and leadership. Coverage includes the science of healthcare, including measurement, SI system, anatomy and physiology, and safety practices. It covers topics of healthcare at various life stages, from birth to death. Laws and regulations, best practices, and professional ethics are discussed, as well. Because this course has a careers emphasis, other topics covered include career preparation, the role of student and professional organizations, and the state of the health-care career field.