Grade 10 (Sophomore)

The Sophomore year at Williamsburg Academy is designed to help you build on your Freshman year and acquire a deeper self-knowledge and more developed leadership skills.

Williamsburg sophomore reading with camera

Sophomore courses challenge students to study more and ask deeper questions.

In your Freshman year, you learned to lead yourself and your own education online and at home. In your Sophomore year, you will learn to ask deeper questions about who you are as a person, and you will begin exploring your ability to lead others. In U.S. History, you will learn about how America’s history has influenced who you are, and your American Literature course will develop the same theme through the lens of literature. You will continue the practice of studying math and science for an hour each school day, and in biology, you will learn about how your life fits into a much larger network of living things. In Social Leadership, you will identify the key relationships in your life, and learn how to improve them. You will also learn to recognize and grow your ability to influence others in positive ways, and you will learn how you are perceived by friends and family. Through your online sophomore classes this year, you will have ample opportunities to leave your comfort zone, discover who you really are, and practice your leadership skills while serving others. In short, you will become more sophos, or wise.

This chart details the courses you should take your sophomore year.

Course Name CreditsSemesterDelivery Method
HS Math 2 A/B*1.0 (0.5 per semester)Fall & WinterLive, Self-paced
Biology A/B1.0 (0.5 per semester)Fall & WinterLive, Self-paced
U.S. History A/B1.0 (0.5 per semester)Fall & WinterLive, Self-paced
American Literature A/B (LA 10)1.0 (0.5 per semester)Fall & WinterLive
Social Leadership A/B 1.0 (0.5 per semester)Fall & WinterLive
Any two Electives1.0 creditFall & WinterLive, Self-paced

*In Fall 2017, we are updating our math courses. The following chart describes what sophomores should do if they have already completed Algebra 1 and/or Geometry.

Taken in 2016 Take in 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pre-alg HS Math 1 HS Math 2 HS Math 3 Precalculus
Alg 1 Geometry HS Math 3 Precalculus
Geometry HS Math 3 Precalculus
Alg 2 Precalculus