In his 10th-grade year, the young man, now assumed to possess core skills, will enjoy more independence in his work. He will participate in the conversation about the American experience in both his History and English classes. His multidisciplinary experience will be enhanced by the new American Fine Arts program, which gives him weekly exposure to American expressions in music, film, and the fine arts. Growing now as a scholar, he will pursue his own interests for an American Studies paper, which requires of him independent research and a presentation before his peers. In a similar vein, he might elect to enroll in the Science Department’s Science Research Project, for which he will design and independently investigate a hypothesis of his own, with his findings to be presented at a year-end symposium. Algebra II and Chemistry – required of all sophomores – will further develop his fluency with equations and functions while introducing new approaches to problem solving. Computer Science 10 will build upon his 9th-grade learning in databases and HTML programming; furthermore, he will learn how to solve problems with a spreadsheet application and how to develop and deliver professional presentations using programs like PowerPoint. In his Theology course, he will engage in a critical reading of the Bible, using exegesis to interpret it as a text while connecting the Old and New Testaments to his own faith. He will continue his study of his chosen foreign language, now reading more independently and writing full compositions. Physical Education will round out his day twice a week by providing him with a chance to run in Central Park or play Regis’s own “tchoukball” game with his classmates.