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Welcome to our School!

The faculty and staff welcome you and encourage you to use this curriculum guide to plan for your Freshman year. Registering for classes is your first opportunity to make the right decisions, so please consider carefully which courses you will select. We want you to have a positive high school experience, and we look forward to working with you as you begin your high school career.

Table of Contents

Page 1
Welcome to our school!
Planning Your Education - Grade 9
Online Registration
Pages 2 - 3
State Diploma Requirements
Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement
IGPs, Career Clusters, and Personal Pathways to Success
Uniform Grading Scale / Computing GPR-Grade Point Ratio
College Admission Requirements
Guidelines for Courses
Page 4
Career Center Program
Registering for a Career Center Course
Fine Arts Center Program
Page 5
School Information
Page 9
Course Descriptions

Planning Your Education

Your school provides this course curriculum guide as a means of assisting students and parents in planning their high school course of study. Consideration should be given to planning the entire four year program with specific outcomes in mind. Is the student planning on attending a two or four-year college? Is the student planning to enter the military or the work force upon graduation? The successful student will plan based on goals that he and his parents establish upon completion of high school. Therefore, students are encouraged to carefully select courses during the registration process. Your school's guidance counselors and teachers stand ready to assist them. Parents are invited and encouraged to actively participate by assisting their student.

Classes are scheduled based upon student requests. However, due to schedule conflicts and changes in course offerings, the staff cannot guarantee that students will be scheduled for all courses they request. Therefore, it is very important that students list alternatives in case of class conflicts. In addition, be aware that the school builds a master schedule and employs teachers based on students' requests; therefore, schedule changes after the deadline will only be considered on a very limited basis. Students should see their guidance counselor for a list of the schedule change requests that will be honored and the deadline by which these requests must be submitted.

Online Registration

Online Registration was implemented in 2004. It allows parents and students to request related arts courses for the next school year from home via the Internet. Families who do not have access to the Internet will be given opportunities to use school computers to register online. Parents and students should understand that requesting a related arts course through online registration does not guarantee that the student is placed in the course the next school year. Final placement in a course is dependent upon enrollment, scheduling feasibility, and teacher allocation. Parents without Internet access at home will receive a printed copy of the course curriculum guide by request. The window for students to select related arts courses online is posted by the school on the school's website and in parent newsletters. Schools will provide instructions on accessing the online registration tool.

State Diploma Requirements

English – 4 Units
Math – 4 Units
Science – 3 Units
US History – 1 Unit
Economics – ½ Unit
Government – ½ Unit
Other Social Studies – 1 Unit
Physical Education or ROTC – 1 Unit
Computer Science – 1 Unit
Foreign Language or Occupational Specialty – 1 Unit
Electives – 7 Units

Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement

24 Units of Credit are required to obtain a SC High School Diploma.

Grade 9
Successful completion of eighth grade
Grade 10
5 units (must include one unit of English, one unit of mathematics and three other units)
Grade 11
11 units (must include two units of English, two units of mathematics, one science, and six other units)
Grade 12
17 units (must include three units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, and nine other units)

IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success

The South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) requires school districts to develop a curriculum organized around the career cluster system–16 career clusters, schools of study, and majors. In the organization of the district curriculum around the career cluster system, Greenville County Schools divided the 16 career clusters into six schools of study. These six schools of study include School of Arts, Communication and Information Technology; Business, Marketing and Management; Environmental and Agricultural Systems; Health Science; Human Resources and Services; and Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Systems. Under each school of study a student will find related career clusters. The career clusters are then broken down into academic focus areas (majors) that students may choose based on interests and skills.

Personal Pathways to Success is the name given to this reorganization of the curriculum which is designed to help students take control of planning for their futures. Personal Pathways to Success provides the solid mix of academic and technical skills students need to compete in the global economy. It gives students a reason to achieve in school by connecting success in school with success in life. It maintains South Carolina's core academic requirements while opening up pathways to success for students no matter where they lead – to two-year colleges, four-year colleges or universities, the military, or directly into the workforce. Students, parents, and counselors work together to develop Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) that specify a student's cluster, academic focus (major), post-secondary goals, planned high school activities, and planned out-of-class activities. The Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) is a document that states the student's intentions related to courses that are taken during high school. The IGP is initiated in the 8th grade with the choice of a cluster area. When the IGP is updated in the 10th grade, the student will select an academic focus (major) within their cluster of choice. Students will utilize Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness tool, to help them align their strengths and interests to their career goals. The courses that are taken are determined by the student's interests. It can be modified over time as interests and skills develop or change. The IGP is like a road map to the future: if the student stays on course, the student will reach the destination – graduation – with all the courses, skills and experience needed to take his education or career to the next level. Each year the student, parents/guardians, and counselors will review and update the plans for the coming year. Switching clusters or majors is okay -- as the high school years progress and the student learns more about his interests and skills there are bound to be changes in choice of coursework.

Uniform Grading Scale

The following conversion table will be used to determine GPR and rank in class.

South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions
Numerical AverageLetter GradeCollege Prep
Weighting
Honors
Weighting
AP/IB/Dual Credit Weighting
100A5.0005.500 6.000
99A 4.900 5.4005.900
98A4.800 5.300 5.800
97A 4.700 5.200 5.700
96A 4.600 5.100 5.600
95A 4.500 5.000 5.500
94A 4.400 4.900 5.400
93A 4.300 4.800 5.300
92 A 4.200 4.700 5.200
91 A 4.100 4.600 5.100
90 A 4.000 4.500 5.000
89B 3.900 4.400 4.900
88B 3.800 4.300 4.800
87B 3.700 4.200 4.700
86B 3.600 4.100 4.600
85B 3.500 4.000 4.500
84B 3.400 3.900 4.400
83B 3.300 3.800 4.300
82B 3.200 3.700 4.200
81B 3.100 3.600 4.100
80B 3.000 3.500 4.000
79C 2.900 3.400 3.900
78C 2.800 3.300 3.800
77C 2.700 3.200 3.700
76C 2.600 3.100 3.600
75C 2.500 3.000 3.500
74C 2.400 2.900 3.400
73C 2.300 2.800 3.300
72C 2.200 2.700 3.200
71C 2.100 2.600 3.100
70C 2.000 2.500 3.000
69 D 1.900 2.400 2.900
68 D 1.800 2.300 2.800
67 D 1.700 2.200 2.700
66 D 1.600 2.100 2.600
65 D 1.500 2.000 2.500
64 D 1.400 1.900 2.400
63 D 1.300 1.800 2.300
62 D 1.200 1.700 2.200
61 D 1.100 1.600 2.100
60 D 1.000 1.500 2.000
59 F 0.900 1.400 1.900
58 F 0.800 1.300 1.800
57 F 0.700 1.200 1.700
56 F 0.600 1.100 1.600
55 F 0.500 1.000 1.500
54 F 0.400 0.900 1.400
53 F 0.300 0.800 1.300
52 F 0.200 0.700 1.200
51 F 0.100 0.600 1.100
0-50 F 0.000 0.000 0.000

*Credit for a course will be awarded for a grade of 60 or above. A score of 59 or below will result in no credit for that course.

Grade point ratios will be figured uniformly in all schools using the following formula. The formula will yield each student's GPR which can then be ranked from highest to lowest rank in class. Computations will not be rounded to a higher number. All diploma candidates are included in the ranking.

GPR =
sum([quality points] x [units])
sum of units attempted

College Admission Requirements

Usually college admissions requirements are far beyond the minimum requirements for high school graduation. Students who plan to attend college should consult catalogs of colleges to assure that they are choosing the right courses. Colleges also look at the GPA and class rank as well as College Entrance Exam scores such as the SAT or ACT for admission.

Guidelines for Courses

State Dept. of Education regulations and Greenville County Schools Board of Trustee policies/rules that relate to high school course offerings offer the following guidance:

Career Center Program

Greenville County Schools has four career centers which provide the students an opportunity to study and prepare for the career of their choice. Students attend the career center for either a one-year or two-year program in the field of their choice. Programs include, but are not limited to, automotive technology, web design, early childhood education, culinary arts, welding, automotive collision repair, carpentry/building construction, marketing, criminal justice, HVAC, fire management, cosmetology, machine tool and mechatronics. Students attend the career center for either three hours in the morning or three hours in the afternoon after receiving their core academic courses at the home-based high school. Students are also provided the opportunity to gain practical work experience while at the career center through various work-based experiences, including but not limited to, co-operative education, internships, and youth apprenticeships. The faculty at the career center is made up of individuals who have extensive work experience in the field they teach, as well as teaching experience. Many of these programs provide industry certifications as well as dual credit opportunities. In dual credit courses, students receive both high school credit and college credit from Greenville Technical College. For more information on courses available at a particular career center, students can check the website of the career center or call the career center.
Donaldson Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/donaldsn/
Enoree Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/enoree/index.asp
Golden Strip Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gstripcc/
J. Harley Bonds Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/bonds/

Registering for a Career Center Course

All students who wish to register for a Career Center program are to contact either their school’s counselor or a counselor at the Career Center to receive instructions on completing the application process.

Fine Arts Center Program

The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County, the first specialized arts school in South Carolina, was established in August of 1974. The Center serves students from 14 district schools, from private, charter and homes schools, and students from outside Greenville County who pay a yearly tuition to attend. The purpose of the Fine Arts Center is to provide advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and who wish to take an intensive pre-professional program of study. Students who apply to the Fine Arts Center are selected on the basis of talent, motivation and commitment to their discipline, as indicated by academic records, a teacher recommendation and an audition/interview. Students who are interested in applying should contact either their school’s counselor or the Fine Arts Center counselor to receive instructions on completing the application process. Students attend the Fine Arts Center five days a week in the morning or afternoon for 110 minutes of instruction, spending the remainder of their time in academic studies at the home high school. Curricula are rigorous and fast-paced and most are equivalent to college level courses. The faculty are highly trained and widely experienced. The students are studying with active and successful artists. Each year approximately 400 students attend the Fine Arts Center, and of that number, many go on to receive local, state and national honors, awards, and scholarships. http://www.fineartscenter.net/


Welcome to Greer High School! 

We are looking forward to a great year full of learning and excitement!  Our primary goal is for every student at GHS to have a great school year that will allow them the opportunity to grow both socially and educationally and we want to create a partnership with all of our parents to ensure the success of our students.

At Greer High School, where our school slogan is COMMUNITY ◊ TRADITION ◊ DETERMINATION,”  we have a long standing tradition of excellence in our three pillars of focus:  academics, athletics, and the arts.  We are a tradition-rich, community-based school with opportunities for every student to be successful.  We offer programs with a college and career focus such as Agriculture, Manufacturing, Heath Science, Sports Medicine, PLTW-Computer Science, AP, IB, Dual-Credit, and Virtual Enterprise.  Our athletic and Fine Arts programs are steeped in both tradition and excellence.  We also have developed a culture of service and teamwork that is evident through programs such as Service Learning and Peer Tutoring.  The diversity of our program offerings is outstanding and we want all of our students to get “plugged in” to an organization or team where they can utilize their talents, learn, grow, build valuable relationships, develop strong social skills, and build confidence and belief in themselves. 

What a great opportunity it is to be a Greer High Yellow Jacket!

Sincerely,

Justin Ludley, Principal




                                                      Greer High School Freshman Academy

Greer High School offers a Freshman Academy that focuses on supporting all of our ninth grade students through collaboration with our parents, teachers, and community. The goal of the Freshman Academy is to increase and celebrate the successes of our students. Our mission is to promote our ninth grade students to tenth grade while providing an atmosphere that helps students transition from middle school to high school. Our program focuses on ensuring students are on the path towards graduation while developing the skills necessary to be college and career ready. By working with our teachers, administration, and the school counseling department, students are provided a variety of options to ensure their academic and social success. A theme is chosen each year for the Freshman Academy. Our theme for the 2021-2022 school year will be announced at our Freshman Academy Orientation next August. We want our theme to focus on the success of all of our students and prepare them to graduate in 2025! Our intent and emphasis will be on providing the absolute best experience possible while promoting students' academic, social, and personal growth. We look forward to a wonderful school year and working with all of you to help our students succeed. Go Yellow Jackets!

Sincerely, 

Todd Stafford, Freshman Academy Administrator




  Scheduling Procedures
Students are encouraged to select courses carefully during the registration process.  Classes are scheduled upon student request.  Due to budgetary limitations, scheduling conflicts, and changes in course offerings, the staff cannot guarantee that students will be scheduled for all courses they request.  It is very important that students list alternatives in case of class conflicts.  Students may not select specific teachers or specific times for courses.  


Withdrawing From A Course

With the first day of enrollment in the course as the baseline, students who withdraw from a course within three days in a 45-day course, five days in a 90-day course, or ten days in a 180 day course will do so without penalty.  Students who withdraw from a course after the specified time mentioned above shall be assigned a WF and the F (as a 51, 0.000 quality points) will be calculated in the student's overall grade point average.

                                                                          Attendance Policy
For a student to take full advantage of the educational opportunities at Greer High, he/she should be in attendance each day. Regular attendance and achievement in school subjects are closely related.  For this reason, the following policies concerning attendance are deemed necessary. The school year consists of 180 school days.  To receive credit, students must attend at least 85 days of each 90 day course and at least 42 days of each 45 day course.  Accrued absences, either lawful, unlawful or a combination thereof may not exceed five days in a one-unit course and three days in a half-unit course.  Any absence in excess of those numbers may cause the student to lose credit for the course. Please see the Attendance Clerk or your Guidance Counselor if you have questions about absences or make-up work policies. 
 

SC State Scholarships 

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program established to recognize academically talented high school seniors in South Carolina and to encourage them to attend college in the state.  Each Palmetto Fellow receives a scholarship up to $6,700.  These scholarships in combination with all other grants and scholarships cannot exceed the cost of attendance at the institution attended.  A student may not receive a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and LIFE Scholarship during the same time period.  In order to be eligible to apply for a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, you must have made a minimum of 1200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT by no later than the application deadline in April; earn a 3.5 GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Scale at the end of the junior year; and rank in the top six percent of class at the end of either the sophomore or junior year; OR score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) and earn a minimum 4.0 cumulative GPA on the SC UGS at the end of the junior year or rank in the top six percent of the class at the end of the senior year; earn a 3.5 GPA on SC UGS; 1200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT.  The SAT score may be obtained by combining the highest math and the highest critical reasoning scores.  You must also be a resident of South Carolina.

Life Scholarship

The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship whose purpose is to increase access to higher education, improve employability of South Carolina students, provide incentives for students to be better prepared for college, and encourage students to graduate from college on time.  Students attending a four-year public or independent institution receive the cost of tuition for thirty credit hours a year plus a $300 book allowance.  The tuition cost may not exceed $4,700 plus the book allowance. Students attending two-year & technical institutions receive an annual LIFE Scholarship up to the cost of tuition plus a $300 book allowance, not to exceed $5,000. To be eligible for a LIFE Scholarship, students must meet two of the following three requirements: graduated with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade average; scored at least 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT; graduated in the top 30% of the graduating class.  Students must have also graduated from a South Carolina high school or home school program, or graduated from a preparatory high school outside South Carolina while a dependent of a parent or guardian who is a legal resident of this state. 

 

Hope Scholarship

The SC HOPE Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship for students attending a four-year institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.  This award is for the first year of attendance only. Students receive an amount not to exceed $2,800, which includes a $300 book allowance.  A student must have graduated from high school with a minimum 3.0 grade average.

Lottery Tuition Assistance Program

The purpose of the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP) is to provide resources to the extent that funds are available that supplement existing resources for educational purposes to South Carolina residents. The program will assist students who wish to attend eligible two-year public or independent colleges in South Carolina. Lottery Tuition Assistance may be awarded for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. For the current academic year, eligible full-time students may receive up to $1,200 per term and eligible part-time students may receive $100 per credit hour to be used toward the cost-of-tuition. In calculating the amount a student is eligible to receive in Lottery Tuition Assistance, all federal grants and the SC Need-based Grant must be awarded first. The institution at which the student is enrolled will notify each student of the exact award amount. Please note that award amounts are subject to change each term based upon the number of eligible recipients and available funding.

 

South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program provides fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina's public schools.  Teaching Fellows receive up to a $6,000 yearly scholarship for four years while they complete a degree leading to teacher certification.  Applicants must provide scholastic data such as SAT/ACT scores and current GPA, three references, and information about their school and community involvements. For more information visit: https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows.html

 

The International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university course of study that provides all students with the intellectual, social, and critical perspectives necessary for success in colleges and universities and beyond.  In the United States, the IB is a valued program which leads to advanced standing and college credits.  Students work towards either IB certification or an IB diploma.  The IB Diploma program is a two-year course of study which students complete during their junior and senior years.  Academic courses offered include IB Literature, IB Spanish, IB French, IB Mathematics, IB History of the Americas, IB Biology, IB Virtual Arts, and IB Info Tech in Global Society.  Other elements of the IB program help to tie all of the subjects together and include study in Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity, and Service, and the writing of an Extended Essay.  The IB Learner Profile and Global Awareness is evident throughout each area of the program. Students are also able to take AP classes along with the IB courses, both of which count the same toward GPA credits.

The IB Program is open to all students seeking a challenging educational experience with a unique international focus.  Interest forms are available in the School Counseling offices of both the middle and high schools. 

For more information on the IB program and how to prepare, please refer to the IB Home Page on the Greer High School Website.  On the page, you will find information about the program as well as courses that will help prepare you for the program.  Also, for more information contact the IB Coordinator, Mary Smith at msmith@greenville.k12.sc.us or (864)355-5745.


Early College

Early College is an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit through Greenville Technical College on the Greer High School campus during their junior or senior year. Students must meet the pre-requisite course requirements and also meet placement test requirements before enrolling, There is also a fee associated with these courses. Students should talk to their school counselor for details. 

NCAA Clearinghouse 
Student athletes who plan to participate in sports at the college level must meet eligibility requirements. 
To learn more visit www.eligibilitycenter.org. 

Virtual School Classes
Students who would like to register for online classes must see their counselor. Registration windows vary depending on the term the courses are offered. For more information visit: http://www.gcsvirtual.com or VirtualSC.org. 


Air Force JROTC
We are very excited that we have begun a partnership with Blue Ridge High School allowing our students to join the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program. Greer High School students may have to provide their own transportation to BRHS. Classes are offered first or fourth block. The first year JROTC courses satisfies the PE 1 graduation requirement.  Please see the video from Major Ortung regarding AFJROTC.

Student Registration Timeline


February 22nd - Rising 9th-12th Grade Curriculum Night will be held virtually. Please check the Greer High school webpage for the link to the Curriculum Night video.

  

March - 8th grade Student Registration


April 12th - Student registration letters will be sent home. This letter will include your student's academic and elective and alternate course requests for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and students can make any necessary changes on the letter and return it to the middle school. Schedule change request may not be honored after April 23rd.

*Please note that the 9th grade catalog contains many courses offered at Greer High School. During registration, rising freshmen will have access only to courses that have been activated for Greer High School 9th graders. 


Course Descriptions

English
Title:
IB Language A: Lit HL-1
301B05IW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This first year of the two-year Language A program is designed to meet the requirements for the IB Diploma and high school graduation. Close critical analysis of modern international literary works in all genres will be an integral part of the course. An IB-designated curriculum will be followed. Assessment of both oral and written assignments will be made. PREREQUISITE: See matriculation flow chart; IB counselor placement
Title:
English 1 CP
302401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 1 is designed to prepare students for College and Career readiness as required by the South Caroina State Standards and the End of Course exam. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement Recommendation: 8th grade MAP RIT scores in reading less than 244
Title:
English 1 Hon
302403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
English 1 Honors is a course for academically gifted students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for Advanced Placement English - college level courses - in high school; therefore, the coursework will reflect more rigor than English I CP. Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting. Prerequisites: High level of performance in reading and writing skills, ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts, and/or teacher recommendation. All GTA identified students should enroll in the GT or Honors level course
Title:
English 2 CP
302501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 2 introduces literary and informational texts that create awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Completion of English 1
Title:
English 2 Hon
302503HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 2 Honors introduces students to a survey of World Literature, ancient to modern. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors or a strong A(95 or above) in English 1 CP; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 3 CP
302601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by American authors. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 1 and 2 CP
Title:
English 3 Hon
302603HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 Honors is an in-depth study of United States literature and literary nonfiction, especially foundational works and documents from the 17th century through the early 20th centrury. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. Placement recommendations: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors and English 2 Honors; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for langauge arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 4 CP
302701CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 4 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by authors outside the United States. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 3 CP
Title:
English 4 Hon
302703HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 4 Honors is a survey course of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through modern times. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. Placement recommendations: Earning 80 or above in English 3 Honors; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
AP English Lit Preparation Lab
3029A0HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is designed for schools on Block schedules. The course, for elective credit, is an introduction to AP English Literature and Composition. Students study world literature providing a springboard for extensive critical reading and original expository and critical writing. Students will begin practicing skills that will be more fully developed in the AP course. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: English 3 Honors or AP English Language and Composition
Title:
AP English Lang Preparation Lab
3029B0HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is designed for schools on Block schedules. The course, for elective credit, is an introduction to AP English Language and Composition. Students study, in-depth, the process of writing through poetry and prose in various genres to gain an understanding of the principles of effective writing. Students will begin practicing the critical thinking and writing skills that will be more fully developed in the AP course. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: English 2 Honors, English 3 Honors recommended
Title:
Creative Writing
303201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course, designed for students interested in written and multimedia expression, includes a study of the various forms of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia technology. Students will create portfolios of their own creative writing and experiment with various forms of expression. The course may culminate in the publication of a school-wide literary magazine. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Journalism 1
305001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course designed to provide initial exposure to newspaper and yearbook production skills and to journalistic theory and history. Emphasizing sound journalistic principles, the program focuses on journalistic writing skills and information gathering techniques and introduces students to concepts of design and photojournalism. This course does not take the place of any required English course.
Title:
AP Eng Lit/Comp
307005AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course is an in-depth study of various modes and genres in literature. Writing to the literature is a major emphasis with a focus on exposition, argumentation, and critical analysis. The literature studied involves close reading of literary works. All students enrolled must take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam in May. Note: This course carries AP/IB GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least two honors level English courses prior to attempting an AP course; Demonstrated ability to think critically ; Teacher recommendation; Commitment to the Advanced Placement workload and examination
Title:
AP Eng Lang/Comp
307105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level course for those students who are highly competent in verbal skills. Language and composition will be explored in-depth through a close reading of nonfiction texts and essays. Writing tasks include analytical and critical essays as well as various other types of composition. Particular attention is given to rhetorical analysis and persuasive techniques. All students enrolled in this course must take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam in May. Note: This course carries AP/IB GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least two honors level English courses prior to attempting an AP course; Demonstrated ability to think critically; Teacher recommendation; Commitment to the Advanced Placement workload and examination
Title:
Journalism 2 Newspaper
3099A6CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 1 and show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. This program includes staff organization, advertising, business management, journalistic writing, editing, page make-up and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism I as they complete a practicum involving the production of a school newspaper. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 1 and/or Instructor approval.
Title:
Journalism 2 Yearbook
3099A7CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 1 and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism I and will complete a practicum involving the publication of the school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 1 and/or Instructor approval
Title:
Newspaper Production
376800CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 2 Newspaper and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. This program includes staff organization, advertising, business management, journalistic writing, editing, page make-up and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism 2 Newspaper as they produce a school newspaper. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 2 Newspaper and Instructor approval
Title:
Yearbook Production (H)
376900HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Advanced Yearbook Production. This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 2 Yearbook and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales, and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills as they produce a school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 2 Yearbook and Instructor approval
Title:
Newspaper Management (H)
3799A8HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Newspaper Production. The program includes experiences in soliciting and designing advertisements to underwrite the production costs of publishing the newspaper. The focus of the course is to offer students exposure to the professional media by an advanced analysis of current trends in professional advertising and public relations. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Newspaper Production and Instructor approval.
Title:
Yearbook Management (H)
3799A9HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Production. The program includes experiences in soliciting and designing advertisements to underwrite the production costs of publishing the yearbook, as well as management of yearbook sales. The focus of the course is to offer students exposure to the professional media by an advanced analysis of current trends in professional advertising, public relations and financial management. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Production and Instructor approval.
Math
Title:
AP Calculus AB Preparation Lab
3149A1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Prerequisite:
Title:
Math Strategies
319965CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to provide additional support to students in their efforts to meet the standards of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. The course should be taught concurrently with a student's regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.
Title:
Algebra 1 CP
411400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
In Algebra 1 students develop fluency creating, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and functions. They will interpret functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally and use them to model real-world phenomenon. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 8, Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 1 Hon
411402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Algebra 1 Honors students will study all of the topics included in CP Algebra 1. They will also study additional topics including step functions, transformations of absolute value functions, factoring quartic expressions in quadratic form, translating a quadratic function into vertex form, and sequences as functions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, along with content standards prescribe that students experience math as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 6/7/8, or Math 7/8, or Math 8; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 CP
411500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In Algebra 2 students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students expand their abilities to model real-world situations, including solving quadratic equations involving complex numbers and solving exponential equations by using logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1 or Alg 1 A and Alg 1 B; Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 Hon
411502HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 2 Honors students study all topics included Algebra 2 CP. They also study additional topics including the Binomial Theorem, operations with complex numbers, graphs of rational functions, solutions of logarithmic equations, synthetic division of polynomials, function composition and inverses. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1, Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry CP
412200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry students study congruence and similarity through analyses of transformations and formal constructions. They also study the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, and right-triangle trigonometry. Additional topics include circles, coordinate geometry, and area and volume of 2-and 3-dimensional shapes. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry Hon
412202HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry Honors students study all of the topics included in CP Geometry. Honors students will study additional topics including truth tables, triangle centers, Euler's line, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Cavalieri's Principle. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Pre-Calculus H
413103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. Students will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex and difficult material. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors or Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Precalculus CP
413105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP, Algebra 2 CP, and Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Prob and Stats CP
414105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a broad introduction to the concepts of probability and statistics. Topics will include probability; collection display, and analysis of data; permutations and combinations; binomial normal and t-distributions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP
Title:
AP Calculus AB
417005AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Statistics
417105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level mathematics course for students who have been highly successful in Algebra 2. The purpose is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools of elementary statistics as they collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. Students will have extensive opportunities to explore data, plan studies, anticipate patterns, and use statistical inference. Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Statistics Exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 Honors or Algebra 2 with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Calculus BC
417205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Science
Title:
Integrated Science
321000CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an introductory level course for  9th grade students who need additional support for the literacy demands of Biology.  A critical component of this course will be a focus on science and engineering practices. Students enrolled in this course of study will discover how scientists think, read, talk, and write. This is done through a variety of inquiry-based teaching methods which include:  labs and lab simulations, research opportunities, group and individual activities, and class seminars and discussions. Assessment of students will be done through class participation, group and individual projects, labs, homework, quizzes, and tests. Pre-requisites: Teacher recommendation (based on multiple data points)
Title:
Biology 1 H
322103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Extensive laboratory work and problem-solving are essential components. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Biology 1 CP
322104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course includes laboratory work and extensive study of specimens. Course content encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Chemistry 1 H
323103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Students will study atomic structure, quantum mechanical theory, bonding, shapes of molecules, gases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, oxidation reduction, nuclear chemistry, acids and bases. The course contains a major laboratory component. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Algebra 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Chemistry 1 CP
323104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, memorization, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Student participation in laboratory activities is essential for success in this course. The course content includes organization of matter, chemical bonding, atomic structure, gases, states of matter, nomenclature, and skills development. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Algebra 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Physics 1 H
324103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course focuses on the basic principles which determine the interactions between matter and energy with extensive laboratory work. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Students in this course will gain a basic knowledge of physics which they can build on in future college classes. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex material. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation. Algebra 2 (or concurrent) is highly recommended.
Title:
Physics 1 CP
324104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course familiarizes students with fundamental principles of physics and their applications. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Math, graphing, and problem-solving skills will comprise the basis of instruction. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation. Algebra 2 (or concurrent) is highly recommended.
Title:
Environ Studies CP (Lab)
326107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to promote an understanding of human impact on the environment. The course includes physical and chemical properties, living systems and interrelationships. The course provides opportunities for student participation, research, field testing, experimentation, and decision-making. The SC Commission on Higher Education accepts this course as a science course for college admission with the prerequisites of Biology 1. Please note the Commission on Higher Education considers this a rigorous, upper level course and not an introductory class. To provide students with the proper rigorous background needed in the class, the school district requires the pre-requisites of Biology 1. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology (H)
326300HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for those students interested in pursuing a career in a health field. Students will learn about human cells, tissues, organs and systems. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Earth Science
326501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This rigorous laboratory course is designed for students who are interested in studying the forces that are changing the earth. These forces include the study of effects of plate tectonics (such as earthquakes and volcanoes), erosion, and atmospheric forces. Students will also study the planets, star structure and evolution, constellations, and space flight. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Biology
327205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an in-depth study equivalent to college-freshman biology and includes: molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and evolution, organisms, population, and ecology. All students taking this course are required to take the AP Biology exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Approval of AP Teacher
Title:
AP Chemistry
327305AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to be equivalent to college-freshman general chemistry. Topics include: theoretical aspects of chemistry, structure of matter, kinetic theory of gases, chemical equilibria, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, stoichiometry, and thermodynamics. There is strong emphasis on chemical calculations. Accuracy and speed problem -solving are stressed. All students taking this course are required to take the AP exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Chemistry 1 and approval of AP Teacher
Title:
AP Biology Preparation Lab
3289A2HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for schools on a Block schedule. This honors-level course for elective credit is an introduction to AP Biology. Students will begin practicing the critical thinking and inquiry skills that will be more fully developed in the AP course. Content will introduce students to molecular and cellular biology genetics and other topics explored more in-depth in the AP Biology course. PREREQUISITE: Chemistry 1 Honors, Biology 1 Honors and Approval of AP Teacher
Social Studies
Title:
Modern World History
330600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world, beginning with the time period of 1300 to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. Students will learn through the lens of inquiry and historical thinking skills while applying History/Social Studies Literacy skills as they think critically about why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Modern World History (H)
330600HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world, beginning with the time period of 1300 to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. Students will learn through the lens of inquiry and historical thinking skills while applying History/Social Studies Literacy skills as they think critically about why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement. It is recommended students have Honors English placement. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Human Geography
330700CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study Earth’s human geography beginning with the use of maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate geographic information. Students will examine patterns and processes of how human characteristics and activities vary across Earth’s surface and how humans understand, use, and alter the surface of Earth. This course is organized systematically around the topics of population and migration geography, economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Students will also learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human patterns and processes and their environmental consequences. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Human Geography (H)
330700HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study Earth’s human geography beginning with the use of maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate geographic information. Students will examine patterns and processes of how human characteristics and activities vary across Earth’s surface and how humans understand, use, and alter the surface of Earth. This course is organized systematically around the topics of population and migration geography, economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Students will also learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human patterns and processes and their environmental consequences. Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement. It is recommended students have Honors English placement. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Economics & Personal Finance
330800CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students study economics and personal finance beginning with how humans address the fundamental problem of scarcity by making choices based on the existence of limited resources. Using the skills of the economist, students will use inquiry and critical thinking as they learn how rational decisions are made using marginal analysis, and that all choices are met with consequences. Students will investigate how personal financial decisions related to careers, spending, and short- and long-term goal setting impact one’s standard of living and long-term financial well-being. In the domain of microeconomics, students will survey the impact of demand, supply, various market structures, and government policies have on market prices for goods, services, and wages for workers. Inquiry into macroeconomics involves observing trends in the economy at large and the policies that are undertaken to promote the economic well-being of a society. The study of economics and personal finance provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive financially in the 21st century, and participate in society as active and informed decision-makers. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Economics & Personal Finance (H)
330800HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students study economics and personal finance beginning with how humans address the fundamental problem of scarcity by making choices based on the existence of limited resources. Using the skills of the economist, students will use inquiry and critical thinking as they learn how rational decisions are made using marginal analysis, and that all choices are met with consequences. Students will investigate how personal financial decisions related to careers, spending, and short- and long-term goal setting impact one’s standard of living and long-term financial well-being. In the domain of microeconomics, students will survey the impact of demand, supply, various market structures, and government policies have on market prices for goods, services, and wages for workers. Inquiry into macroeconomics involves observing trends in the economy at large and the policies that are undertaken to promote the economic well-being of a society. The study of economics and personal finance provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive financially in the 21st century, and participate in society as active and informed decision-makers. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US History & Constitution H
332003HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course, students will learn about the foundation of the American Republic and the expansion and disunion of the United States. Students will investigate the impact of American industrialism and capitalism, including being drawn into world wars, on American politics and geopolitics. Through the lens of the Cold War, students will study the contemporary era including the age of technological development, increased civic participation, and political party realignment. Students will employ the skills of a historian to think critically as they use inquiry to explore the past and formulate their own interpretation of events. This course will entail a rigorous program of reading, research and writing. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20 percent of the final grade. PREREQUISITE: One social studies unit, Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US History & Constitution CP
332009CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course, students will learn about the foundation of the American Republic and the expansion and disunion of the United States. Students will investigate the impact of American industrialism and capitalism, including being drawn into world wars, on American politics and geopolitics. Through the lens of the Cold War, students will study the contemporary era including the age of technological development, increased civic participation, and political party realignment. Students will employ the skills of a historian to think critically as they use inquiry to explore the past and formulate their own interpretation of events. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20 percent of the final grade. PREREQUISITE: One social studies unit, Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US Government CP
333007CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the historical and philosophical principles that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy and how those fundamental ideas have continued to sustain America’s democratic society. Students will learn how various powers are granted and distributed among the different branches and levels of government, and how checks and balances prevent one branch from overpowering the others. Additionally, students will investigate how American political values are formed and how government functions through individual participation and policy making. In order to continue to thrive, a strong democracy relies on active participation by informed individuals dedicated to upholding the rule of law and individual rights. This course provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive in America’s constitutional democracy and participate in society as active and informed citizens. US Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US Government H
333014HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the historical and philosophical principles that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy and how those fundamental ideas have continued to sustain America’s democratic society. Students will learn how various powers are granted and distributed among the different branches and levels of government, and how checks and balances prevent one branch from overpowering the others. Additionally, students will investigate how American political values are formed and how government functions through individual participation and policy making. In order to continue to thrive, a strong democracy relies on active participation by informed individuals dedicated to upholding the rule of law and individual rights. This course provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive in America’s constitutional democracy and participate in society as active and informed citizens. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Civics
333501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The goal of education in civics is informed, responsible participation in political life by competent citizens committed to the fundamental values and principles of American constitutional democracy. Students will apply the practice of inquiry-based learning and social studies literacy skills while thinking critically about their government’s foundational principles and practices. Students will learn how to utilize historical thinking skills as they analyze, interpret, and evaluate primary and secondary sources. This course will equip students with the necessary foundational pre-requisite knowledge for the 11th grade course, US History and the Constitution, and the 12th grade course, US Government. NOTE: This course is an elective and can only be taken one time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Law Education
333601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course involves a study of different types of law, their development, and their role in a democratic society. Emphasis will be placed on citizen rights and responsibilities, law enforcement, the judicial system, liberty, and justice. Topics include criminal law, juvenile justice, torts, consumer, family, and housing law, and individual rights and responsibilities. The course focuses on the interpretation of cases and law enforcement procedures.
Title:
Psychology CP
334009CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Psychology is an elective survey course dedicated to the holistic study of behavior. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, the learning process, sensation and perception, motivation and personality, defense mechanisms, testing, human growth and development, abnormal psychology, and leading theorists in the field.
Title:
AP US History Preparation Lab
3369B3HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for schools on a Block schedule. This honors-level course for elective credit is an introduction to AP United States History. The course analyzes social, political, and economic changes in the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will begin practicing critical thinking and writing skills to help them prepare for the AP exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
AP US History
337205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course is designed to provide students with analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the issues and materials in United States History. This course prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full year introductory courses. It is a survey course with extensive chronological coverage of a broad variety of topics in such special fields as economic, cultural, intellectual, and social history, in addition to political, constitutional, and diplomatic history. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors or AP English placement. Students are required to take the AP United States History exam in May. If taken in place of U.S. History or U.S. History Honors students must also take the state-required end-of-course test as the final exam. It will count 20% of the final grade. U.S. History is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
AP European History
337605AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
AP European History builds an understanding of the significant themes in modern European history and develops knowledge of Europe's role in world affairs. Beginning with the High Renaissance, this college-level course emphasizes intellectual and social as well as political history. Special emphasis will be placed on the writing and interpretations of historians. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors or AP English placement. Students are required to take the AP examination in May. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Human Geography
337905AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course is designed to allow students to study in depth the nature and perspectives of geography, population , cultural patterns and processes , political spatial organization, agricultural and rural land use , industrialization and economic development, and cities/urban land use. Students are required to take the AP exam in May. This course may take the place of Global Studies 1 or Global Studies 2. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Arts
Title:
Art 1
350101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This introductory course provides students with problem-solving experiences in two and three-dimensional media, stressing design elements (line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture), and design principles, (proportion, emphasis, harmony/unity, balance, rhythm/movement, contrast repetition/ pattern, and variety). Emphasis is on the development of basic skills. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 2
350201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course provides students with two and three-dimensional design experiences and opportunities to apply these principles in individual artistic expressions. Drawing from observation and developing technical competency are emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Topics covered include but are not limited to portraiture, graphics, advertising, and display techniques. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 or another Visual Arts course
Title:
Art 3 H
350303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an advanced-level course for in-depth approaches to solving two and three-dimensional design problems. Emphasis is on the individual development of craftsmanship and personal expression. Advanced approaches to drawing are stressed. Other techniques explored may include but are not limited to painting, printmaking, design, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Art 2 and Instructor approval
Title:
Art 4 H
350403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This advanced art course emphasizes individualized exploration of specific art problems. The course content is contractual and meets the interests and needs of individual students. A sketchbook and periodic critiques are required. Students develop and maintain professional quality portfolios. This course prepares students for Advanced Placement studio courses. Media and techniques explored may include but are not limited to painting, printmaking, design, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Art 3 H and Instructor approval
Title:
IB Visual Arts SL-2
351A17IW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will follow an IB-designated curriculum and will involve an in-depth development of personal expression and application of knowledge. The course will include practice in the various media, the acquisition of techniques, and the ability to relate art to its historical and social contexts. PREREQUISITE: See matriculation flow chart; IB counselor placement
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 1
353102CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course emphasizes basic musicianship and performance techniques on individual woodwind brass and percussion instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique breath control tone quality range and proper posture. Students participate in small and large ensembles in which quality traditional and contemporary literature reinforce important musical concepts. The major emphasis of this course is on traditional concert literature. Students will have the opportunity to perform as soloists and members of ensembles. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 2
353202CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 1. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any first level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3
353302CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 2. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3 (H)
353302HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 2. Students continue their technical development and give attention to the development of musical interpretation. Exposed to music of various styles and periods students increase their understanding of the elements of music through music literature. They review concert fundamentals and apply them to performance. Students may assume additional leadership responsibilities. Students in this course will work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 4
353402CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
TThis course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 3. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 4 (H)
353402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Band 3. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 5 (H)
353502HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 4. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any fourth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 6 (H)
353602HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 5. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any fifth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus 1
354101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students will have the opportunity to audition for advanced choral classes after completing Chorus 1. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Chorus 2
354201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1
Title:
Chorus 3
354301CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 2
Title:
Chorus 3 H
354303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 2 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus 4
354401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 3 or Chorus 3H
Title:
Chorus 4 H
354403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 3 H or Chorus 3
Title:
Chorus 5 (H)
3545A1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 4 H or Chorus 4
Title:
Chorus 6 (H)
3546A1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 5 H or Chorus 5
Title:
Orchestra/strings 1
355101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
Title:
Orchestra/strings 2
355201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Any first level Instrumental Music course and teacher recommendation
Title:
Orchestra/strings 3
355301CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Orchestra/strings 3 H
355303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation.Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Orchestra/strings 4
355401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Orchestra/strings 4 H
355403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. They may have the opportunity to audition for the district orchestras to study and perform literature for full orchestra. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 7 (H)
357802HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 6. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any sixth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 8 (H)
357902HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 7. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any seventh level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Theatre 1
452101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
In this course students will develop basic skills and techniques of set design, acting, and directing and will participate in all aspects of a production. Intense study of a variety of plays and dramatic forms will be included. Students may be required to attend plays as assigned by the teacher/director. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Theatre 2 (H)
452200HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors level course is designed for the serious-minded theatre student who plans to engage in further instruction in theatre, whether as a performer, scholar, designer, or technician. Students will engage in exploration of theatre practice, performance technique, theatre history and conventions, design and production, and playmaking. Through individual and group research, project-based units, collaborative practice, as well as peer and self-evaluation, students will build foundational awareness of the rigors of theatrical practice, establish a critical vocabulary, and gain a working knowledge of the tenets of the art form throughout history and in contemporary practice.
Title:
Theatre 2
452201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will enable students to study the history of theater and to participate in discussions and performances representative of various periods and styles of theatre. The emphasis will be on the development of techniques of acting, set design, and construction, and creation of costumes. PREREQUISITE: Drama 1
Title:
Theatre 3 H
452303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will provide advanced study in technical theatre techniques - such as make up lighting set costume design and acting techniques. Literature from American and continental playwrights is studied, analyzed, and produced. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and perform/produce a range of more difficult material. PREREQUISITE: Drama 2 and Instructor approval
Title:
Theatre 4 H
452403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course the student will study and analyze plays of representative playwrights from Shakespeare through twentieth century writers. Contemporary plays will be studied and produced. Advanced acting and technical techniques will be studied and applied in a production. Each participant will work as actor, director, and technician. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce/perform a range of more difficult material. PREREQUISITE: Drama 3 H and Instructor approval
Title:
Art - Ceramics 1
456100CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a study of ceramic art. Emphasis is on techniques in wheel throwing and hand-building. Students will spend some time exploring the hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, slab, and press-molding with emphasis on imagery and design. Some time will be devoted to the potter's wheel as a forming tool. Forms are approached from simple to complex and small to large. Students learn to mix clay and glaze, load, and fire kilns. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 and teacher recommendation.
Title:
Art: Photography 1
456600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Photography 1 is an introduction to the art of photographic image making, both traditional and digital. Through demonstrations, lectures, projects and critiques, students will learn about the art of photography.This beginning course in photography covers the basic history of photography, terminology, and simple concepts of photographic chemistry. Care and use of materials and equipment are stressed. Darkroom experiences include contact printing, developing, and printing in black and white.This beginning course in photography covers the basic history of photography, terminology, and simple concepts of photographic chemistry. Care and use of materials and equipment are stressed. Darkroom experiences include contact printing, developing, and printing in black and white. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 2 Honors
459900HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Art 2 Honors will prepare the highly motivated art student for the rigor of upper level art classes (3H, 4H, AP Studio). Students will develop an understanding of visual arts concepts as they relate to the development of personal style. This course provides students a variety of in-depth two and three-dimensional design experiences. Students will apply these principles in individual artistic expressions. Advanced drawing from observation, participation in art exhibits, and technical competency are emphasized. Peer critiques and the regular maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. The pace is accelerated and expectations in problem-solving, application of techniques, and craftsmanship are high. The portfolio of work expected at the end of the Art 2 Honors course should exhibit growth and development of a personal style.
Title:
Orchestra/strings 5 H
459901HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed for students who are advanced and experienced in playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students must have completed four or more years of prior high school strings instruction. Focus is on solo and ensemble development in orchestral literature. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any fourth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus Ens 3 H
459903HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Orchestra/strings 5
459904CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed for students who are advanced and experienced in playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students must have completed four or more years of prior high school strings instruction. Focus is on solo and ensemble development in orchestral literature. PREREQUISITE: Any fourth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Orchestra/Strings 6 H
459912HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed for students who are advanced and experienced in playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students must have completed four or more years of prior high school strings instruction. Focus is on solo and ensemble development in orchestral literature. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any fifth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Orchestra/Strings 7 H
459913HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed for students who are advanced and experienced in playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students must have completed four or more years of prior high school strings instruction. Focus is on solo and ensemble development in orchestral literature. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any sixth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus Ens 1
459914CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Orchestra/Strings 8 H
459914HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed for students who are advanced and experienced in playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students must have completed four or more years of prior high school strings instruction. Focus is on solo and ensemble development in orchestral literature. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any seventh level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus Ens 4 H
459915HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus Ens 4
459943CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus Ens 3
459955CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Instructor approval
Title:
Chorus Ens 2
459983CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus 7 Honors
4599D0HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. Prerequisite: Chorus 6 or Chorus 6 H
Title:
Chorus Ensemble 5 Honors
4599D1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. Prerequisite: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus Ensemble 6 Honors
4599D2HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. Prerequisite: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus Ensemble 7 Honors
4599D3HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. Prerequisite: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus Ensemble 8 Honors
4599D4HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. Prerequisite: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus 8 Honors
4599E1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. Prerequisite: Chorus 7 or Chorus 7 H
Foreign Language
Title:
French 1 CP
361107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: None
Title:
French 2 CP
361207CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French 1
Title:
French 3 H
361303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French 2 CP and teacher recommendation
Title:
German 1 CP
362107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: None
Title:
German 2 CP
362207CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of German 1
Title:
German 3 H
362303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of German 2 CP and teacher recommendation
Title:
Spanish 1 CP
365107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: None
Title:
Spanish 2 CP
365207CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 1
Title:
Spanish 2 Honors
365274HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Spanish 2 Honors prepares students to perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices andperspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture.
Title:
Spanish 3 H
365303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 2 CP and teacher recommendation
Physical Education
Title:
Personal Health and Wellness
340201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course focuses on teaching students the information and the skills needed to become health literate, maintain and improve personal health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related related risk behaviors as outlines in the SC Health and Safety Curriculum Standards. The course content areas include Personal Health and Wellness, Nutritional Choices, Mental Health, Preventing Injuries, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs and Family Living. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Physical Education 1
344101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Physical Education 1 provides opportunities for students to become competent and proficient in two movement forms elected from a variety of choices (selected from: net/racket, target, team, outdoor pursuits, individual, and dance). Students will also be able to design and develop a personalized physical fitness program, participate regularly in health-enhancing physical activity beyond the physical education class, and meet the gender and age group health-related physical fitness standards. PE 1 is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
PhysicalEducation2
344257CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a second level physical education course designed to give the student the opportunity to learn a nontraditional sport or physical activity not practiced or taught in any other PE course at the school. This course does not not count as a PE 1 unit for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 1
Title:
Weightlifting 1
3499A1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory elective course in weight training and fitness. Skills will be taught with a focus on weight training, related cardiovascular fitness activity, and lifelong fitness. Proper lifting technique and safety using weights will be emphasized. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Physical Education 1A
Title:
Weightlifting 2
3499A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Weightlifting Level 1 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Adv Weightlifting 1
3499A4CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to enhance speed, conditioning, strength, and endurance for the beginning athlete. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 1 and teacher recommendation
Title:
Adv Weightlifting 2
3499A5CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Advanced Weightlifting Level 1 for the intermediate athlete who wishes to increase his/her speed, conditioning, strength, and endurance. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Advanced Weightlifting Level 1, and teacher recommendation.
Title:
Team Sports 1
3499B3CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to enhance the skills necessary to compete in a variety of athletic events on the high school level. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 1 and teacher recommendation.
Title:
Team Sports 2
3499B4CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Team Sports Level 1 for the student who wishes to increase the skills necessary to compete in a variety of athletic events on the high school level. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Team Sports Level 1 and teacher recommendation.
Title:
Team Sports 3
3499B5CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Team Sports Level 2 for the student who wishes to increase the skills necessary to compete in a variety of athletic events on the high school level. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Team Sports Level 2 and teacher recommendation.
Career and Technology
Title:
GoogleApplications
500700CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to introduce the student to the many applications that Google offers. Students will be prepared for learning and working in the 21st century through communication and collaboration tools. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding or keyboarding proficiency
Title:
Fundamentals of Computing
502305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course of study is designed to allow students to explore a variety of computer science topics, such as web design, human computer interactions, programming, and problem solving. Optional topics include mobile applications, robotics, and digital animation. Students will develop critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills relevant to today's technology.
Title:
Workplace Communications
504101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The Workplace Communications course is designed to teach students to communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, complete, and correct manner on both personal and professional levels. Competency will be developed in oral, written, interpersonal, technological, and employment communication. Listening skills will be incorporated throughout the course.
Title:
FundBus/Mktg/Fin
509001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to encourage students to pursue successful careers in business, marketing, and finance. Students will gain a basic understanding of business operations and management concepts. This course will increase students' knowledge about corporate enterprise and its role in a global society. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
VirtualEnterprise 1
515001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Virtual Enterprise is part of a national curriculum called Virtual Enterprises International and the South Carolina Virtual Enterprises Network that allows students to experience within a simulated business environment all facets of being an employee in a firm. The program allows students to run simulated offices in their schools and engage in virtual trading with other practice firms. Currently, more than 3,600 virtual enterprises in over thirty-six countries are part of the International Practice Enterprise Network. The program provides students with interdisciplinary instruction and an in-school work experience to develop school-to-career skills. VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE CLASSES CAN ONLY BE TAUGHT BY A CERTIFIED VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE TEACHER WHO HAS COMPLETED THE PRESCRIBED COURSE OF STUDY.
Title:
VirtualEnterprise 2
515113CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Virtual Enterprise 2 is a continuation of Level 1. PREREQUISITE: Teacher rec
Title:
VirtualEnterprise 3
515225CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Virtual Enterprise 3 is a continuation of Level 2. PREREQUISITE: Virtual Enterprise 2 or Teacher rec
Title:
VirtualEnterprise 4
515337CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Virtual Enterprise 4 is a contnuation of Level 3. PREREQUISITE: Virtual Enterprise 3 or Teacher rec
Title:
Digital Publication Design
517601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course brings together graphics and text to create professional level publications. Students create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of digitally produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications is emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.
Title:
Image Editing
534001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize digital imaging software in editing and designing images and graphics. Students also learn the use of technologies related to digital imaging such as basic computer operations, file sharing across networks, digital scanning, digital photography, and preparing documents for output to various types of media. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to take industry certification test(s). PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Computing or Digital Multimedia and/or any digital literacy course
Title:
MedicalTerm
554001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Medical terminology is designed to develop in the students a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, the student will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Common abbreviations applicable to each system will be interpreted. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances a student's ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health science. PREREQUISITE: Tchr Rec
Title:
SportsMedicine1
555501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Sports Medicine 1 emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and vital signs. Subject matter will also include discussion of legal issues, members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective sports equipment, environmental safety issues, taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts. Students interested in healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1 or Alg I CP Part B and biology
Title:
SportsMedicine2
555601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Sports Medicine 2 emphasizes the assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Subject matter will include discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities. In addition, the use of appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care and rehabilitation of injuries will be examined. Advanced concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will also be covered in this course. PREREQUISITE: Sports Medicine 1
Title:
AgScienceTech
562401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The Agricultural Science and Technology course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and community leadership and safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are included as a part of the instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Turf & Lawn Mgmt 1
565401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Turf and Lawn Management 1 is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the turfgrass industry. The principles and practices involved in establishing, managing, and maintaining grassed areas for ornamental and/or recreational purposes are studied. PREREQUISITE: Ag Sci Tech or Tchr Rec
Title:
Landscape Tech 1
567001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The courses in Landscape Technology are designed to qualify the student completing the courses for job entry into landscaping fields or to continue advanced training in post high school education. A combination of subject matter and activities is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for entry-Levels positions in selling, selecting, and servicing. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the planning and selection of materials for the construction of hardscapes; the mechanical practices associated with irrigation and water conservation; erosion control; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant supervised agricultural experience; and participating in FFA activities. PREREQUISITE: Ag Sci Tech or Tchr Rec
Title:
Nursery/Garden Ctr 1
567201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The The course in Nursery, Greenhouse and Garden Center Technology includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the operation and management of nursery, greenhouse or a garden center. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing green industry enterprises. Instructional activities include, but are not limited to, hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes; preparing designs; sales analysis and management; and participating in personal and community leadership development activities. PREREQUISITE: Ag Sci Tech or Tchr Rec
Title:
Industrial Ed Tech 1
604001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course provides hands-on exploratory experiences within the technological areas of communication, production, transportation, and energy/power utilization. Students perform manipulative operations and experiments with tools, materials, processes, products, and numeric controlled computerized equipment directly related to the four technological areas. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Intro to Manufacturing Tech
604501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Introduction to Manufacturing Technology is an entry-level course that provides students an introduction to manufacturing industries and may be used as a prerequisite for any of the manufacturing career majors: Electronics Technology, Machine Technology, Mechatronics Integrated Technologies, Metal Fabrication, and Welding. All standards except those in the careers unit come from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Councilís (MSSC) ìworkerî standards in two* of its identified four critical work functions of production: Safety*, Quality Practices and Measurement*, Manufacturing Processes and Production, and Maintenance Awareness. Worker standards are the basic knowledge and skills required by a mid-level production technician to perform the work. www.msscusa.org
Title:
Introduction to Logistics
619100CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course engages students in solving contextual problems related to the concepts of supply chains, warehouse location, contingency planning, insourcing and outsourcing, and expanding existing supply chains. Th ese concepts form the basis of global logistics and supply chain management and help students understand how professionals examine options to maximize the use of resources across distribution networks.
Title:
Functional Areas in Logistics
619200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course compels students to explore deeper understandings of the concepts they discovered in the previous course as they navigate projects on warehouse design, inventory management, transportation optimization, information technology, emergency responsiveness and the supply chain for manufacturing. Students use their experiences in this course to discover ways that professionals minimize the outlay of resources while improving effi ciency and ability in the global market.
Title:
PLTW-Computer Science Essentials
637202CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Designed to be the first computer science course for students who have never programmed before, ICS is an optional starting point for the PLTW Computer Science program. Students work in teams to create apps for mobile devices using MIT App Inventor?. They explore the impact of computing in society and build skills in digital citizenship and cybersecurity. Beyond learning the fundamentals of programming, students build computational thinking skills by applying computer science to collaboration tools, modeling and simulation, and data analysis. In addition, students transfer the understanding of programming gained in App Inventor to text-based programming in Python? and apply their knowledge to create algorithms for games of chance and strategy.
Miscellaneous
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 1
308400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Drivers Education
370100CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for all eligible South Carolina high school students who are physically fit and of legal driving age. The driver education course includes a minimum of 30 classroom hours of instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel driving, and six hours of observation. Fees apply for students enrolling in Drivers Education PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Air Force JROTC 1
375113CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The first year introduces the cadet (student) to the Air Force (AF) JROTC program which fosters values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health/wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. The 1st year JROTC course satisfies PE 1 graduation requirements. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, books, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Literacy Skill Building
379911CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9
This course consists of a combination of instructional level web-based word training. There will also be grade level direct instruction in text dependent analysis.
Title:
Peer Tutoring 1
379913CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed for 11th and 12th graders interested in a career in the special education field. Under the direction and supervision of the special education classroom teacher, the peer tutor will assist in instructing exceptional students in the school and/or community based on individual skills needed by the student. Tutors will teach, record data, and be positive role models. Students are responsible for implementing activities, attending class daily, and helping the students in the special education class become more independent. Application forms are mandatory. PREREQUISITE: Application and Instructor approval
Title:
Peer Tutoring 2
379925CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a continuation of Peer Tutoring 1. The course is designed for 11th and 12th graders interested in a career in the special education field. Under the direction and supervision of the special education classroom teacher, the peer tutor will assist in instructing exceptional students in the school and/or community based on individual skills needed by the student. Tutors will teach, record data, and be positive role models. Students are responsible for implementing activities, attending class daily, and helping the students in the special education class become more independent. Application forms are mandatory. PREREQUISITE: Peer Tutoring 1 and Instructor approval
Title:
Service Learning 1
379936CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Service Learning is a course designed for participants to learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that meet community needs through a collaboration between the school and community. It provides students with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations in their own communities. The course emphasizes essential life skills such as effective communication, problem solving, goal setting, and teamwork. Students will address real-life problems and make meaningful contributions to the school and community. The emphasis will be on planning, serving, and evaluating. Time will be spent in class and at service sites. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Service Learning 2
379956CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will build on the foundation of Service Learning 1 to allow students to learn to identify and analyze community problems. Students will use organization and critical thinking skills to plan and implement projects. They will then apply what they have learned through projects to real-life situations by field placements in community agencies and programs. PREREQUISITE: Service Learning 1
Title:
Teacher Cadet Field Exp
379961CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will involve placement of the student with a cooperating teacher who will guide and supervise the student during a 60 to 90 minute period for six weeks. The Teacher Cadet will be involved in designing lessons, tutoring, teaching and performing clerical and technological tasks. The cadets will also be involved in working as volunteers in neighborhood schools. Each cadet will be required to complete a portfolio of their teaching experience as a requirement of the course. This course carries CP weighting. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Teacher Cadet course
Title:
LeadershipPersDev 2
379979CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this elective class students participate in daily activities related to one of five dimensions: character education, service learning, literacy and study skills, personal and post-secondary planning. These activities are tailored specifically to tenth graders and include development of leadership skills, HSAP test preparation, and participation in a class-selected service learning project. Guest speakers, classroom guidance, and field trips are also part of the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
LeadershipPersDev1
379980CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this elective class students participate in daily activities related to one of five dimensions: character education, service learning, literacy and study skills, personal and post-secondary planning. These activities are tailored specifically to ninth graders and include goal setting, end-of-course test preparation, participation in a class-selected service learning project, and freshman success activities. Guest speakers, classroom guidance, and field trips are also part of the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 5
3799A1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 4
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 6
3799A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE:ESOL 5
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 7
3799A3CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 6
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 8
3799A4CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 7
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 2
408000CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 1
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 3
408100CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 2
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 4
408200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 3
Title:
AP Computer Science Principles
477500AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world. The course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. The course is equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course
International Baccalaureate
Title:
IB Theory of Knowledge I
373A00IH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the first of a two-part Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course that is a required component of the IB Diploma Program. ToK is an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical reflection on knowledge in a variety of contexts, Students will make connections Students will make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.
Title:
IB Theory of Knowledge II
373B00IH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the second of a two-part Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course that is a required component of the IB Diploma Program. ToK is an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical reflection on knowledge in a variety of contexts, Students will make connections Students will make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.