Academic Departments

Math, Science, and CTE Departments

Our students are required to complete an academically rigorous and challenging four-year curriculum in mathematics.  All students are expected to take mathematics every semester while in attendance at UASEM.

Mathematics Courses Include:

  • Algebra I
  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Reasoning 
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus 
  • Statistics 

Our students take four years of science. In the first three years, every student will take Living Environment w/ Lab, Earth Science w/ Lab, and Chemistry w/ Lab. Additional courses are available to choose from during senior year such as Advanced Placement Environmental Science or Forensics. 

Science Courses Include: 

  • Living Environment w/ Lab
  • Earth Science w/ Lab
  • Chemistry w/ Lab
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Forensics
Our students take fours years of CTE courses with a focus on Healthcare and Emergency medicine. 
CTE Courses Include: 
  • Health Careers Exploration
  • First Aid
  • Health Core 1 + 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Incident Management Systems
  • Pre-EMT
Humanities Department

Our students are required to take fours years of English. The driving philosophy of the English Department at IASEM is the notion that books are the source of ideas. Students experience intellectual growth by engaging with these ideas and with the language in which they are expressed. Students learn to read texts critically, preserving the integrity of the texts while also drawing on authorial background and critical essays to illuminate the texts. By examining ways in which literary critics write about literature, students are exposed to new ideas and add layers of meanings to their understandings of the texts.

English Courses Include: 

  • Writing Symposium
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition
Social Studies

Our students are required to take fours years of Social Studies. The Social Studies curriculum prepares students for the New York State Regents Exams as well as analysis of primary source documents and creative group projects to enrich the learning experience.

Social Studies Courses Include: 

  • Global History 
  • US History 
  • AP US History 
  • Government and Economics 
Our students are required to take three years of foreign language. The Spanish program offers three years of instruction beginning with level 2 for those freshman students who have taken level 1 in middle school.
Spanish Courses include: 
  • Spanish 1 & 2
  • Spanish 3 & 4
  • Spanish 5 & 6
  • AP Spanish



Students must pass one credit of Health Education to receive a high school diploma. We focus on health issues that directly impact our community. Units include: Emotional, Mental and Social Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Violence and Injury Prevention, Abstinence and Sexual Health and HIV, STD and Pregnancy Prevention. 



Students must pass 7 credits of Physical Education to receive their high school diploma. A variety of sports skills and fitness concepts is covered to provide all students with the confidence necessary to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Instruction is provided in a developmentally appropriate manner to account for all skill levels. Specific Units will be taught to certain grade levels trying to cover an array of sports throughout their four years of high school. Units may include but are not limited to Softball, Tennis, Yoga, Basketball, Flag Football, Frisbee, Speedball, Dance & Movement, and Soccer.