High School

 


Aaron Bagnall

High School Teacher

Hello, I am Aaron Bagnall and I have been teaching in Spokane for the past 7 years, four of which has been in alternative education. I graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education. I started here at Excelsior mid-way through the 2018-19 school year and will continue teaching high school. For the 2019-20 year. My hobbies include playing and watching all sports and spending time with my wife (12 years) and 4 amazing children who are 11, 9, 2, and 9 months. I am an avid Netflix binge-watcher as well and have been known to spend a full day watching an entire series such as Stranger Things. My Goals are to continue to grow as an educator and mentor, and continue to develop and operate a positive and enriching classroom environment! Cheers!!

CURRICULUM

English

In 9th through 11th grade, ELA students continue to read and analyze a wide range of texts in genres including poetry, novels, plays, biographies, nonfiction narratives, speeches, and films. They also learn to write in forms including essays, personal narratives, argumentative texts such as editorials, and research papers.

Math

The EHS traditionally sequenced math courses extend the work of granting all students the opportunity to develop into creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, life-long learners, and more capable adults. Our program uses online resources through Odysseyware, consumable textbooks, interactive technology, and student-centered classrooms to develop deep conceptual understanding that supports ongoing growth and continued development in mathematics.

Science

EHS students will graduate with a lasting understanding of science, having engaged in discussions about science issues and information, so they can continue into scientific careers and studies. Students will cultivate an understanding of core science ideas using hands-on activities with science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts. Our science teachers are implementing alignment with the Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards previously known as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Social Studies

In high school, students continue to develop reading, writing, analysis and research skills within local, state, national, and global contexts. Students apply their learning from previous years and use the conceptual understandings they have developed in civics, economics, geography, and history to explore contemporary issues and master the skills and content required in the Washington State Social Studies Standards. Throughout high school, students following the traditional sequence complete courses in World History, US History, Civics, and Contemporary World Affairs.