Educational Standards

The RSA General Guide to K-12 Course of Study

www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/grade-by-grade/

Academic levels have been grouped below into multi-year ranges, to accommodate regional differences in the order of study of the various topics below. Students are not restricted by age, and may post scholastic projects in topics above or below their current grade.

As in any school, the teacher’s educational approach may take precedence over the list below. Variation in high school studies (e.g., “electives” throughout grades 8 or 9 through 12) are also expected. For purposes of comparison and reference, a linked list of specific regional educational standards are available at right.

Regardless, a significant number of projects are encouraged, which indicate both quantitative and qualitative understanding, and which demonstrate mastery of major topics within each Subject area. These can be posted on Show and Know, if desired by teacher and student. Cum laude honors may be awarded to students who have shown outstanding accomplishments in their studies and projects.

Again, as in any school, the students and teachers themselves bear ultimate responsibility to make the most of their educational opportunities. We hope the Royal Scholars Academy system, coupled with Show and Know’s online portfolios, will motivate students to demonstrate their best accomplishments, so that they will do their very best throughout their academic studies.


____________________________________________________________
Level A
Grade K-3
Ages: 4-8 years

Math

  • Addition (incl. word problems)
  • Counting
  • Equations and symbols
  • Numbers
  • Set theory
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction (incl. word problems)
  • Time
  • Fractions
  • Measuring
  • Money
  • Decimals
  • Multiplication
  • Percentages
  • Division
  • Science

  • Anatomy basic overview
  • Classifying living things
  • Common animals
  • Common plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Scientific Method
  • Seasons
  • Senses
  • Sequencing
  • Solar system
  • Weather
  • Classifying nonliving things
  • Magnetism
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Dinosaurs
  • Plants
  • Social Science

  • Holidays
  • Social groups
  • Careers
  • Geography
  • Transportation
  • Language

  • Alphabet
  • Diction, speech and listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Forms of literature
  • Story
  • Spelling
  • History

  • World history
  • Arts

  • Artists
  • Music
  • Patterns
  • Life Skills

  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Personal hygiene
  • Physical Excercise
  • Safety

  • ____________________________________________________________
    Level B
    Grade 4-6
    Ages: 9-11 years

    Math

  • Averages, sampling and surveys
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Basic Graphing
  • Multiplication
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Angles
  • Science

  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Ecology
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Properties of matter
  • Water cycle
  • Energy
  • Geography
  • Inventions
  • Microbiology (Cells)
  • Physics
  • Nutrition
  • Sound
  • Social Science

  • Sociology
  • Cultures & traditions
  • Economics
  • Industries
  • Political science
  • Language

  • Literary forms
  • Research skills
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • History

  • Your national history
  • Arts

  • Artists
  • Music
  • Life Skills

  • Media literacy
  • Nutrition
  • Sickness and treatment

  • ____________________________________________________________
    Level C
    Grade 7-9
    Ages: 12-14 years

    Math

  • Algebra
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Orders
  • Percentages
  • Ratio
  • Decimals
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Science

  • Anatomy
  • Geology
  • Laboratory work
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Atomic theory
  • Chemistry
  • Machines
  • Social Science

  • Cultures & traditions
  • Geography
  • Mapping
  • Sociology
  • World religions
  • Language

  • Drama
  • Grammar
  • Literary forms
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • History

  • World history
  • Arts

  • Artists
  • Music
  • Life Skills

  • Personal growth & leadership
  • Nutrition
  • Personal hygiene

  • ____________________________________________________________
    Level D
    Grade 10-12
    Ages: 15-17 years

    Math

  • Geometry
  • Measuring
  • Ratio
  • Sets
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Vectors
  • Calculus
  • Computer programming
  • Matrices
  • Set theory
  • Statistics
  • Science

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Molecular theory
  • Physics
  • Social Science

  • Psychology
  • International relations
  • Language

  • Grammar
  • Literary criticism
  • Writing
  • Authors
  • History

  • Your national history
  • World History
  • Arts

  • Basic Architecture
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Film
  • Life Skills

  • Personal growth & leadership
  • Family economics
  • Family management
  • Parliamentary procedures