The Freshman Academy Block is a year-long course designed to engage students in the critical analysis of topics related to American literature, American history, as well as, state and local government,  The course develops skills in expository writing, close reading of a variety of fictional and informational texts, critical thinking, leadership, group discussion and public speaking. Guest speakers, field experiences, project-based learning, and community service projects provide students with practical knowledge and experience. 

By enrolling in this course students have committed themselves to a program of reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking on a level above that of the advanced high school freshman. Upon completing the Freshman Block, students will earn six high school credits. These include: 
• English 9H (2 credits) 
• US History H (2 credits) 
• Speech 
• Grammar 
• State and Local Government
• Indiana History



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