Psychology Course

High School Psychology Course

Take an accredited high school Psychology course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!

The Psychology course at Northgate Academy offers high school students a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of psychology, guiding them through a deep exploration of research, theory, and the complexities of human behavior. This course is structured to help students grasp the fundamental concepts of psychology, including human growth, learning, personality, and the various influences on behavior, all through the lens of major psychological theories. By examining the essence of what it means to be human, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of both traditional psychological principles and modern perspectives within the field. The curriculum covers a wide array of topics, from the history and foundational perspectives of psychology to the biological bases of behavior, cognitive development, human development stages, personality, intelligence, psychological disorders, and the psychological underpinnings of social interaction.

Upon completing this course, students will be equipped to compare and contrast different psychological schools of thought, analyze the interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors, and understand the distinctions between sensation and perception, as well as between innate and learned behaviors. Furthermore, they will delve into the structure of the brain, memory formation, personality development, and the various approaches to psychotherapy. Northgate Academy’s Psychology course is designed not just to impart knowledge but to foster critical thinking and analytical skills, enabling students to apply psychological concepts to real-life situations and gain insights into human behavior and mental processes.

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Psychology Course Syllabus

This course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

Textbook: Psychology – Excel Education Systems, Inc. 2022

Course Objectives:

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

    • Compare and contrast the various schools of psychological thought.
    • Analyze biological, psychological, and social factors and how they work together in order to better understand psychology.
    • Differentiate between sensation and perception.
    • Differentiate between unlearned and learned behavior.
    • Identify brain structures and various factors influencing memory formation.
    • Define personality and discuss environmental and biological influences on personality.
    • Describe the different types of psychotherapy.
Semester A
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Psychology
Chapter 2 – Fields of Psychology
Chapter 3 – Research Methods
Chapter 4 – Sensation & Perception
Chapter 5 - States of Consciousness
Chapter 6 – Life Span Development
Chapter 7 – Learning
Chapter 8 – Memory
Semester B
Chapter 9 - Thinking & Intelligence
Chapter 10 - Motivation & Emotion
Chapter 11 - Personality
Chapter 12 - Social Psychology
Chapter 13 - Psychological Disorders
Chapter 14 - Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Chapter 15 - Stress & Health Psychology

Grading Scale

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%

Grade Weighting

Unit Quizzes……………………….35%
Written Assignments………..35%
Mid-Term/Final Exams……..30%

Affordable Monthly Payments

Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality accredited education available for everyone.

Getting Started At Northgate Academy Is Easy!

Step 1: Begin The Enrollment Process

Interested students older than 14 can enroll online and start immediately. 

Click the enroll now button below or in the top right corner of our website to head to our Student Information System, called Learn Stage. 

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Step 2: Create Your Learn Stage Account

Next, you'll be asked to create your student account. This starts by entering a valid email address and choosing a secure password. Next, you'll enter essential information, such as your full name, address, and date of birth. On the last page, you will choose your security question. 

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Step 3: Submit Payment

Single course options at Northgate Academy are priced at an affordable $225 each. This gives students the flexibility needed to make our programs work for them.

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Step 4: You're Ready To Start!

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High School Psychology Course

Take an accredited high school Psychology course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!