General Studies

General Studies are based on New York State Requirements and aim to take the full gamut of Regents courses. To graduate with a Regents Diploma a student must pass the Regent exams in English, Global History and Geography, Math A, a Science, and United States History & Government. In addition the student must complete successfully 4 credits of English, 4 credits of social studies, 3 credits Math,  credits of science, 1 credit in a foreign language (Hebrew OK), ½ credit in Health, 1 credit in Art/Music, 2 credits in Physical Education, and 3½ credits electives (limudei kodesh).  For an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must pass in addition to the above mentioned exams one more science, one more math, and one in a foreign language. For the advanced diploma students must also successfully complete 2 more credits in a foreign language such as Hebrew.

Eleventh grade students who transferred from a different state can still qualify for a Regents diploma with certain allowances.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A STUDENT CAN GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL AND BE CONSIDERED A LEGAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WITHOUT THE REGENTS DIPLOMA.

MBCM will arrange for the 10th  grade students entering the school this year to “catch-up” on Regents requirements. This will be done in 12th grade when they will take the extra credits in social studies they will be missing,

We have chosen to follow the same science and social studies curriculum for all grades, as there is no sequential order to these subjects. Math will be divided into two levels as it is highly dependent on the sequential acquisition of necessary skills. All subjects will stress a proper understanding of the topics rather than mere memorizing of the subjects. The following is a brief course description of the English Studies Curriculum

English: (2 Levels)
The English Curriculum focuses on the development of standard writing skills as well as provides concrete methods to improve literal and analytical comprehension skills. Curriculum will include secular and Jewish Literature, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Skills Training.
    
Mathematics: (3 Levels)
Basic Level: This level is aimed at those students who have a very weak background and need to gain arithmetical and numerate skills for life.

Math A
The mathematics Course follows the requirements of the New York State Mathematics A Course. It focuses on the development of conceptual mathematics if addition to a full integration of a varied mathematical methods. The course culminates with the Regents Examination in at the end of school yea.  Areas of study include: Real Numbers, Geometric Formulas, Signed Numbers, Equations, Mathematical Reasoning, Probability, Statistics, Graphing, Products and Factors, Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, and basic Trigonometry.

Math B
The mathematics Course follows the requirements of the New York State Mathematics B Course. It focuses on the development of more advanced  mathematics in addition to a full integration of a varied mathematical methods. The course culminates with the Regents Examination in June ‘08  or January '09.  Areas of study include: Geometry with 2 column proofs, Functions, Conic Sections, Exponential and logarithmic functions, Complex numbers, Trigonometry, Trigonometric functions and equations, and Probability and, Statistics

Science:
Two science courses are offered  Biology: The Living Environment and Chemistry.The courses correlate to the New York State Guidelines for Science curriculum and culminate with a Regents Examination at the end of the school year.
    
Social Studies:
Global History & Geography, a comprehensive course covering the history of various countries, is a two year course, which concludes with a Regents Examination at the end of the 2nd year. Students will develop an overview of historical events, while learning how they coincide with Jewish History.
                 
Art & Food Decorating:
Students will choose one of these two subjects.
GYM:  Physical Education + Health