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Explore the techniques of some of the greatest teachers of all time, including Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, Stella Adler, and, of course, Constantin Stanislavski in Acting : Scenes and Monologues.

Take a comprehensive approach to representative works in French literature and master the techniques of literary analysis in all genres in Advanced French Literature.

Deepen your appreciation of the content and the perception of literary values, forms, and techniques in Advanced Spanish Literature.

Embark upon an intensive study of biochemistry, cell structure and function, evolution, genetics, and human systems in Advanced Studies in Biology.

Examine the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies behind studying interrelationships in the natural world including the atmosphere, ecosystems, geology, and our oceans in Advanced Studies in Environmental Science.

Develop your understanding of the conventional French language and extended discourse on a variety of topics in Advanced Studies in French Language.

Explore the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings in Advanced Studies in Psychology.

Delve into the selection and analysis of data, the development of probability models, and the use of statistical inference in Advanced Studies in Statistics.

Explore operations with algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic equations, and an introduction to the notion of functions in Alegbra 1.

Bolster your understanding of algebraic expressions, equation solving, functions and their graphs, complex numbers, exponents, logarithms, trigonometry, radian measure, sequences and series, and probability in Algebra 2 & Trigonometry and Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry.

Create, collaborate, and express yourself through Kent's Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Orchestra.

Explore the properties and qualities of space as you seek experimental solutions in Architecture.

Study the solar system, stars and galaxies, cosmology, black holes, and quasars in Astronomy.

Delve into recombinant DNA technology and gain hands-on experience in Biotechnology.

Learn graphical, numerical, verbal, and modeling approaches to elementary functions in Calculus.

Focus on the use of the potter’s wheel and some hand-building techniques as you create in Pottery.

Investigate chemical reactions, molar relationships and stoichiometry, kinetic theory and gas laws, atomic structure, periodic law, bonding, states of matter, thermodynamics, solutions, equilibrium, and acids and bases in Chemistry 1, Honors Chemistry 1, and Accelerated Chemistry 1.

Examine the impact of early Chinese history on the events of the late 19th and 20th centuries in China: From Mao to the Present.

Master the pronunciation system and tones, gain an understanding of the essential components of Chinese characters, and develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Chinese 1.

Develop your grammar, sentence structure, and practical use of the Chinese language while expanding your vocabulary and related knowledge of the language in Chinese 2.

Develop your fluency and natural spoken expression in Chinese 3.

Expand your reading and writing skills while enhancing your spoken skills in Chinese 4.

Establish an understanding of the continuing influence of the Greek and Roman worlds in Classical Civilization.

Develop the tools to compose engaging, affective, and communicative dance artworks in Dance Composition.

Learn how to use a digital camera and manipulate your files using the Adobe Creative Suite in Digital Imaging.

Work with a variety of techniques and media to create portraits, still lifes, and landscapes in Drawing.

Survey different cultural, religious, and scientific attitudes toward dreams and dreaming in Dreams.

Examine adaptations of local flora and fauna, and interactions between organisms with regard to energy demands in Ecology 1.

Explore the freshwater ecosystems of Kent with a focus on relationships between physical factors, organisms, and human activities within watersheds in Ecology 2.

Develop your reading and writing skills in a collaborative classroom environment in English 1.

Develop your authentic written voice in English 4. 

Discover what makes film relevant for fine art photography in Film Photography.

Review all foundational grammar while expanding your vocabulary and cultural knowledge through short texts, films, and projects in French 3 and Honors French 3.

Confidently communicate orally within several practical areas of interest in French 4: Conversation.

Explore the principles and applications of modern genetics in Genetics.

Begin a survey of the major landforms on the earth’s surface in Geology.

Familiarize yourself with the language and culture of the Greek world from the time of Homer to the present day in Greek 1.

Develop your grasp of Attic Greek, the dialect of fifth-century Athens, in Greek 2.

Delve into advanced readings from original Greek literature in Greek 3.

Continue the study of original Greek literature in Greek 4.

Examine the basics of paleontology and its impact on our understanding of evolution and the development of Earth's diverse life forms in History of Life on Earth.

Examine the anatomy and physiology of selected systems in the human body in Human Anatomy.

Embark upon an anthropological, historical, sociological, and cultural study of dance in Introduction to Dance.

Explore the academic study of religion, surveying the interpretation of myth, history, and fiction to distinguish how concepts such as truth, fact, belief, and knowledge are used in varying contexts in Introduction to Religion and Culture.

Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks and investigate an array of artists in Introduction to Studio Art.

Build a framework for making sound investment decisions in Investments.

Explore the language and culture of the Roman world in Latin 1.

Expand your study of formal grammar and syntax, with reading comprehension as the primary goal, in Latin 2 and Honors Latin 2.

Examine Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil’s Aeneid and Book VIII to gain an understanding of how Virgil’s literary epic fits into the patterns established by Homer in Latin 4: Latin Epic Poetry.

Examine Roman life during the reign of the emperor Nero through a comprehensive study of Petronian satire in Latin 4: Petronius.

Examine the many different voices that have played a role in shaping Latin America from the colonial period to the present day in Latin American History.

Explore the physical parameters of oceans, major taxonomic groups, and ecological interactions in Marine Biology.

Examine the basics of weather, climate, and the physical conditions that lead to what we experience every day in Meteorology.

Study and apply foundational music concepts as you gain a greater understanding of a variety of genres and compositions in Music History and Appreciation.

Examine the equipment and techniques used in live sound and studio recording applications in Music Technology 1.

Explore the equipment and methods used in software-based music composition, arranging, and multi-track recording in Music Technology 2.

Deepen your understanding of the structure of music as you learn the elemental concepts of music theory in Music Theory 1.

Continue your melodic and harmonic analysis and explore intermediate concepts such as secondary triads in Music Theory 2.

Explore chromatic harmony, functional seventh chords, key modulation, and analysis of small forms in Music Theory 3.

Develop your technique and familiarize yourself with materials of oil painting within the context of still life, portraiture, and landscape in Oil Painting.

Examine the history, evolution, and future of major diseases that have impacted human populations in Pandemics.

Explore the origins and development of jazz as a musical genre in Perspectives in Jazz.

Explore the major philosophies that have shaped western thought—those of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, and others—in Philosophy.

Rehearse and perform one or more short plays selected to match the group taking the class in Plays in Production.

Engage in the process of creating polished, dramatically sound works of theater in Playwriting.

Survey substantive calculus topics at a level commensurate with collegiate mathematics in Post-Calculus 1, 2, and 3

Private music lessons are available in piano, voice, woodwind, percussion, strings, and more.

Establish a dialogue between the discourse of science and the questions and concerns of religion in Psychology and Religion.

Take an in-depth look at the transformation of Republican Rome to Imperial Rome in Rome: Republic to Empire.

Create using the traditional and innovative materials and techniques of contemporary sculpture and 3-D design in Sculpture.

Examine why communism succeeded in Russia, how it was practiced globally, and why it ultimately failed in Soviet Communism.

Build structures, test their strength, and see how physical and mathematical principles contribute to the structural strength of a design in Structures: Design and Testing.

Examine the revolutionary principles that guided the establishment of the U.S. in United States History.

Study the pivotal roles that women have played in American history and deepen your understanding of women’s affairs today in United States Women's History.

Explore the concept and definition of religion and learn what makes studying religion unique in World Religions.

Explore the motivations and strategies of the architects of World War II as well as the experiences of ordinary people affected by it in World War II.