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Page 1
Planning Your Education - Grades 10/11/12
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
Early Dismissal Guidelines
Career Center Program
Registering for a Career Center Course
Fine Arts Center Program
Page 5
School Information
Page 8
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:

Early Dismissal Guidelines


In accordance with

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/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR RIVERSIDE FAMILIES

Attendance Policy
**Most students begin earning unit credits in the ninth grade. Some students begin earning high school credits in middle school. Unit credit is given for high school subjects successfully completed by students. A student must be in attendance at least 170 days to receive credit for a one-year course. A student must be in attendance at least 85 days to receive credit for a semester course. (This applies to attendance in each individual class).  Exceptions will be made for cases of extended or chronic illness when certified by a physician and for absences for emergencies when excused by the principal.
 

Additional Curriculum Notes
 
Language Arts
**The Language Arts curriculum offers a sequential course of study that enables each student to function effectively in society whether he elects to go to college or to enter the work force upon graduation. The curriculum offers the student an aesthetic appreciation of the creative process through the study of established literary works and through the student's own writing. Specific courses are geared to different levels of ability and, at the same time, are flexible enough to allow the student to change from one level to another depending upon his interests, motivation, past performance, and ability. The course descriptions for CP and CP Advanced are similar because the same literary works and concepts will be introduced and covered; however, the pace, the expectations, and the assessments will be different.

Mathematics
**The mathematics curriculum is designed to provide each student with the opportunity to participate in a sequential program which will meet his needs, interests, and capabilities. It should be noted that it is possible to move from one program to another if skills, motivation, and desire warrant such a change for the growth of the student mathematically. This should be done only with teacher recommendation.  The depth of rigor and performance of students define the different levels of our math curriculum. Scholarship, initiative, attitude, cooperation, work ethic, and individual improvement all go into determining the correct level for the student.
  
Science
**The science program at Riverside is designed to meet the needs of all students whether they plan to enter the work force or to enter college upon graduation. Students should develop a four-year course of study plan to include the science courses which address their interests, motivation and preparation; therefore, the science department offers variations of traditional high school science courses. Please consult the course descriptions to select the science course that matches one's individual needs. All levels of science courses fulfill the requirements and objectives described in the State Standards.
 
Social Studies
**The social studies program is organized around the student's need to understand and function successfully in life. A variety of courses is offered to meet student needs and interests and to meet requirements. Three units are required for graduation. One unit must be in United States History. One-half unit must be in American government and one-half unit must be in Economics. Human Geography is recommended to be taken in the 9th grade. World History is recommended to be taken by college-bound students in the tenth grade. Other social studies elective courses are available for upperclassmen. The course descriptions for CP and CP Advanced levels of instruction are similar; however, the pace, the expectations, and the assessments will be different.
 
World Language
**Riverside High School offers a complete world language program for students who are already proficient in English language skills. Students may expect to achieve the following goals: to understand, to speak, to read, and to write the world languages. We encourage all students who are interested in a world language for self-growth, college, or a language-related career to pursue a world language at Riverside. Two years of the same world language are required for admission to SC four-year colleges and universities  (Clemson University requires three years of the same world language while the College of Charleston requires three years which can be from two different languages.)
 
Physical Education
**Physical Education I is required for graduation from a SC high school.

Business Education
**Because business skills are necessary for success in virtually all endeavors, all students can benefit from Riverside's courses in the business department. By completing several courses that are offered, a student will build a strong foundation to meet the technological challenges that lie ahead at a 4-year college, a technical college, or the work force.  One credit of computer science is required for graduation. 

Health Science
**Riverside High is pleased to offer several different Health Science courses:  Health Science 1, EMS 1, and Sports Medicine 1.  Even though all three are introductory courses, they all lead to second levels of study.  Additionally, Medical Terminology Honors, a dual enrollment course, and clinical studies are offered to upperclassmen.  Students interested in a health care career should consider taking one of these courses.

Fine Arts

**The Fine Arts Department is designed to benefit both the student planning a career in visual or performing arts and the student wishing to participate in the arts as a hobby while pursuing another career goal. The arts at Riverside provide opportunities for self-expression and creativity in an atmosphere of self-discipline and accomplishment. The reputation of the Riverside Fine Arts Department is outstanding throughout the district and the state, with the primary emphasis on student achievement and recognition. Participation in other arts activities sponsored by the school district and the state such as the Fine Arts Center, All-State Chorus, Band or Orchestra, All-County Band, Greenville Youth Orchestra, and Solo and Ensemble Festival is dependent upon recommendation by the Riverside Fine Arts staff.
**The art program is intended to serve both the student planning an art-oriented career and the student seeking a basic art appreciation. Each art course is based upon completion and mastery of the level previously undertaken. A student may advance to a higher level of art with the art teacher's approval. It is recommended that a student have at least an A average to advance to the next higher level of art. Each Art student pays fees to help cover the cost of materials.  Students are allowed to keep any art work that they create during the course.
**The choral department at Riverside High School is designed to offer interested students a broad spectrum of vocal music. The sequence of choral classes serves the student who is preparing to pursue music in college and as a career as well as the student who simply enjoys singing. Choral students are expected to participate in all performances and to acquire the proper concert attire for his or her class.  Assistance is available when needed.
**The Pride of Riverside Marching Band is an integral part of the high school.  Students who take band at Riverside are expected to participate in marching band practice, performances, and contests. 
**Riverside offers four years of orchestra and gives students the opportunity to refine their orchestra and musical skills.

Riverside High School

Override Procedure for Academic Courses

(English, math, science, social studies, and world language)

This procedure is only needed if a legal guardian wishes to change a teacher-recommended course  

Important Notes 

Course Descriptions

English
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 Adv
302402CW
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 Adv
302502CW
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 Adv
302602CW
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:
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:
Film Criticism
309977CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course will expose students to film and cinematography. Students will become active, critical viewers of various film genre by discussing and critiquing acting, directing and production techniques. Students will be required to write various compositions related to the films. This course does not take the place of any required English course.
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:
Yearbook Production
376900CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
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:
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.
Title:
Yearbook Management 2 (H)
3799B1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Management. Students taking this course will serve on the editorial staff of the yearbook and be responsible for making management decisions regarding finances, page design, and personnel assignments. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Management and Instructor approval.
Math
Title:
Diff Calculus H
319919HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective math course includes content that will cover limits, derivatives and their applications. Students will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex and difficult material. This course may NOT be considered as a math credit for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus CP or Precalculus Honors
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:
Comp Sci Using JAVA H
319979HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory elective course to computer programming using the computer language JAVA. It will include advanced topics such as recursion and classes, as well as, the basic syntax, the JAVA environment and basic programming skills. This course meets the computer science requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP or Honors Geometry
Title:
Algebra 3 CP
411305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 3 focuses 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 on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. This course is designed for students who have taken Algebra 2 but who do not have a strong enough background to go directly into Precalculus CP. It is a bridge between Algebra 2 and Precalculus CP, including some of the culminating topics of Algebra 2 and some of the introductory topics of Precalculus CP. The course will be taught through the use of best practices and research-proven instructional strategies.The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 CP and Math teacher recommendation
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 CP Adv
411401CW
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 CP Adv
411501CW
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 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 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 CP Adv
412201CW
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. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughuot 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:
Pre-Calculus CP Adv
413174CW
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. Advanced courses are appropriate for students who are prepared to move through the CP curriculum at an accelerated pace. PREREQUISITE: Geometry, Algebra 2 CP
Title:
Calculus CP
413505CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course continues the study of functions begun in Precalculus. Students will study limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus 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
Title:
AP Computer Science
477105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level course which follows the guidelines recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students will become proficient in the Java computer programming language and will learn the basics of software design. Students are required to take the A level Advanced Placement Computer Science Examination in May. Previous exposure to computer basics and computer programming is highly recommended for success. This course meets the computer science requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 Honors or Instructor approval
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:
Biology 1 CP Adv
322174CW
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. Advanced courses are appropriate for students who are prepared to move through the CP curriculum at an accelerated pace. 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:
Chemistry 1 CP Adv
323174CW
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. Advanced courses are appropriate for students who are prepared to move through the CP curriculum at an accelerated pace. 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 skill development. Advanced courses are appropriate for students who are prepared to move through the CP curriculum at an accelerated pace. 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 & Physiology
326300CW
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:
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 Physics C Mech
327505AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course gives a student a rigorous background in calculus-based college freshman level mechanics. Such a course is required for engineering students and some other types of science majors. While the course uses some calculus, it focuses heavily on topics taught in Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus with heavy emphasis on vector analysis. Mathematical models are used to solve problems in mechanics. Students must take the AP Physics - C Mechanics Exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Physics 1, Calculus or Calculus concurrent and approval of AP Teacher ( Physics 1 prerequisite may be deferred at discretion of AP teacher)
Title:
AP Environmental Sci
327705AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The AP Environmental Science course provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the relationship of organisms in nature, to analyze environmental problems and to search for a solution for these problems. Students must take the AP Environmental Science Exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1 recommended, Approval of AP Teacher
Title:
AP Physics 1
328200AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a rigorous study of freshman college-level physics. Traditional topics of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and an introduction to electric circuits are addressed. Problem solving skills using algebra and trigonometry are emphasized. Application of theory in laboratory is also a major component. Students must take the AP Physics 1 exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Physics 1, Algebra 2 (or concurrent), and Approval of AP Teacher (Physics 1 prerequisite may be deferred at discretion of AP teacher)
Title:
AP Physics 2
328300AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is equivalent to a second semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Problem solving skills using algebra and trigonometry are emphasized. Application of theory in laboratory is also a major component. Students must take the AP Physics 2 exam in May. PREREQUISITE: AP Physics 1, Precalculus (or concurrent), 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:
Law Education
333612CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
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:
Sociology
334512CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Sociology is an elective course that examines the social, political, religious, economic, and educational institutions that affect human relationships. A study of the following will be included: techniques of sociologists, socialization, norms, roles, deviant behavior, groups, social stratification, and social change.
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 US Government
337305AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course covers the following major content areas: constitutional underpinnings of United States government; political beliefs and behaviors; political parties, interest groups and mass media; institutions of national government, the Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and the federal courts; public policy; and civil rights and civil liberties. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors or AP English placement and U.S. Government Honors as a prerequisite. Students are required to take the AP exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Macroeconomics
337405AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course covers basic economic concepts, measurement of economic performance, national income, and price determination, international economics, and growth. Students are required to take the AP examination. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors or AP English placement or Honors Algebra.This course meets the Economics requirement 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 World History
337705AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the changes in global processes, human societies and their interaction throughout time. It focuses on the nature of changes and their consequences in international frameworks as well as comparisons among major societies. Although focused primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience, the course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to 1000 AD. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors or AP English placement. Students are required to take the AP examination in May. This course may take the place of Global Studies 2 CP. 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
Title:
American Wars
339957CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course explores the causes, events, and results of the United States involvement in World War I, World War II, The Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. Students will compare motives strategies and consequences of each conflict.
Title:
Imperial Russia H
339967HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level elective course will cover the impact of Russia's rulers from the days of the Kievan Rus to the fall of the House of Romanov. The influence of the Russian Orthodox Church, the events leading to the Russian Revolution, and the specific reigns of Russian monarchs will be examined as well as the overriding themes of economic social and political control. At the advanced level, student will complete a major project. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher Recommendation
Title:
The Holocaust
339974CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course will take a close look at the attempt by the Nazis to systematically eliminate an entire group of people - the Jews. The roots and causes of anti-Semitism will be explored as well as the tragic results. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of preventing this kind of hatred as well as discussing other genocides that have occurred in history.
Title:
AP Psychology
437105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course includes methods approaches and history of psychology; bases of behavior; sensation and perception; states of consciousness; learning; cognition; motivation and emotion; developmental psychology; personality; testing and individual differences; abnormal psychology; treatment of psychological disorders; and social psychology. Students are required to take the AP exam in May. 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:
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 (H)
353200HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Instrumental Music: Band 2 Honors is a course designed for advanced musicians. Students entering Band 2 Honors must be able to successfully play SCBDA junior level scale and sight reading requirements and concert music ranging from grade 3 to 5. Students will be expected to consistently demonstrate a mature characteristic tone quality on their instrument. Honors band classes are performance based and as a result are directly tied to co-curricular activities. Participation in auditions and concerts out of the regular school day are required. Students enrolled in Instrumental Music: Band 2 Honors will be required to participate in winter and spring concerts, SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment, Greenville All-County Band auditions and clinic, SCBDA Region and All-State Band auditions and clinic, SCBDA Solo and Ensemble and other performances determined by the school Director of Bands.
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
353500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 4. 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 fourth 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:
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:
Orchestra 1 (H)
355100HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Orchestra 1 Honors is a course designed for advanced musicians. Students entering Orchestra 1 Honors must be able to successfully play SCMEA Orchestra Division senior level scales and sight reading requirements and concert music ranging from grade 3 to 4. Students will be expected to consistently demonstrate a mature characteristic tone quality on their instrument. Honors orchestra classes are performance-based and as a result, are directly tied to co-curricular activities. Participation in auditions and concerts out of the regular school day are required. Students enrolled in Instrumental Music: Orchestra 1 Honors will be required to participate in winter and spring concerts, SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment, Greenville All-County Orchestra auditions, Region and All-State Orchestra auditions, SCMEA Solo and Ensemble and other performances determined by the school orchestra director.
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 2 Honors
355200HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Orchestra 2 Honors will be a continuation of Orchestra 1 Honors. Students will be expected to play in a more fully extended range of their instrument, with a more mature sound where characteristic tone quality is consistently displayed, be able to sight-read grade 2+ music and be able to play grade 4+ orchestra literature. Students will develop an understanding of upper-level performance and comprehension strategies. Honors orchestra classes are performance-based and as a result, are directly tied to co-curricular activities. Participation in auditions and concerts out of the regular school day are required. Students enrolled in Orchestra 2 Honors will be required to participate in: Winter Concert, Spring Concert, SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment, Greenville All-County Orchestra Auditions, SCMEA Region Orchestra Auditions, SCMEA All-State Orchestra Auditions (if eligible) and SCMEA Solo & Ensemble.
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:
AP Art History
357105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course in the history of art for highly motivated students is to (1) introduce students to the understanding and enjoyment of works of arts (2) develop students' ability to examine critically works of art (3) acquaint students with the major forms of artistic expression and (4) engender an understanding of art in a cultural and historical framework. Students taking this course are required to take the AP Art History examination in May. PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Studio Art/ Draw
357205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level studio course in art is for artistically talented and highly motivated students. Students must develop a portfolio of work for submission to the College Board Advanced Placement Program for college credit based on an examination. Prospective students must be able to work independently and spend extensive time working beyond the regular class time. Students must select the drawing portfolio section of the studio program. PREREQUISITE: Application / Portfolio
Title:
AP Studio Art/2-D
357417AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level studio course in art is for artistically talented and highly motivated students. Students must develop a portfolio of work for submission to the College Board Advanced Placement Program for college credit based on an examination. Prospective students must be able to work independently and spend extensive time working beyond the regular class time. Students must select the 2-D design portfolio section of the studio program. PREREQUISITE: Application / Portfolio
Title:
AP Studio Art/3-D
357517AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level studio course in art is for artistically talented and highly motivated students. Students must develop a portfolio of work for submission to the College Board Advanced Placement Program for college credit based on an examination. Prospective students must be able to work independently and spend extensive time working beyond the regular class time. Students must select the 3-D design portfolio section of the studio program. PREREQUISITE: Application / Portfolio
Title:
AP Music Theory
357605AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course includes studies of keys, scales and modes, triads and seventh chords, 4-part analysis and writing, sight-singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, intervals and the harmonic series, musical texture, meter and rhythmic notation, and figured bass realization. Students are required to take the AP exam in Music Theory in May. PREREQUISITE: Music Theory and Instructor approval
Title:
Jazz Band 1
453101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. Students study either jazz or small ensemble literature as indicated by class designation. The elements of music, proper tone quality, production, music reading, and small ensemble skills, as they relate to style, are emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and instructor approval
Title:
Percussion 1
458300CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn basic fundamentals of playing marching percussion, concert percussion, mallets, drum set, auxiliary percussion and world percussion. Instruction will focus on correct playing techniques, developing sight reading skills and preparing for large scale performances. Students enrolled in any level of Percussion will be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Middle school band experience, audition or high school band directorís approval.
Title:
Crafts 1
459901CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory course in crafts. The language and history of crafts are emphasized as well as the relationship between the craft object and the elements and principles of design. A variety of craft tools, materials , and techniques are explored. A sketchbook and periodic critiques are required. PREREQUISITE: None
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:
Crafts 3
459902CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a third-level crafts course for individual exploration of specific crafts area: textiles, pottery, glass, and fiber art. An intensive investigation of the historical and cultural aspects as well as the technical processes and materials in a crafts area are stressed. A sketchbook and periodic critiques are required. PREREQUISITE: Crafts 2
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:
Crafts 2
459913CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a second-level crafts course for individual exploration of one specific crafts area. An intensive investigation of the historical and cultural aspects as well as the technical processes and materials in a crafts area are stressed. A sketchbook and periodic critiques are required. Crafts 2 areas include but are not limited to sculpture, jewelry making , and ceramics. PREREQUISITE: Crafts 1
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 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:
Musical Theatre
459981CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Emphasis will be on American musical theatre history, composers and lyrists, acting, and singing styles for the musical. Participation in the school musical may be required. Students will create original mini-musicals and perform them for an audience. PREREQUISITE: 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:
Percussion 2
4599A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn fundamentals of playing marching percussion, concert percussion, mallets, drum set, auxiliary percussion and world percussion. Instruction will focus on correct playing techniques, developing sight reading skills and preparing for large scale performances. Students enrolled in any level of Percussion will be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Percussion 1, audition or high school band directorís approval.
Title:
Percussion 3 (H)
4599A3HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn fundamentals of playing marching percussion, concert percussion, mallets, drum set, auxiliary percussion and world percussion. Instruction will focus on correct playing techniques, developing sight reading skills and preparing for large scale performances. Students enrolled in any level of Percussion will be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Percussion 2, audition or high school band director's approval.
Title:
Percussion 4 (H)
4599A4HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn fundamentals of playing marching percussion, concert percussion, mallets, drum set, auxiliary percussion and world percussion. Instruction will focus on correct playing techniques, developing sight reading skills and preparing for large scale performances. Students enrolled in any level of Percussion will be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Percussion 3H, audition or high school band director's approval.
Title:
Inst. Chamber 4 H
4599B0HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 3. Students continue to develop advanced technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group. Honors level students will compose an original work to be performed for the instrumentation in the class. Additionally, they will be expected to take on leadership roles in the form of small-ensemble conducting.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: Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 3 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Inst. Chamber 3 H
4599B9HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 2. Students continue to develop advanced technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group.. Honors level students will compose an original work to be performed for the instrumentation in the class. Additionally, they will be expected to take on leadership roles in the form of small-ensemble conducting.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: Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 2 and Instructor Approval
Title:
ColorGuard 1
4599C1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn skills utilized in color guard that include: movement basics, equipment basics on flag and rifle, dance technique, performance observation and analysis, basic design and choreography. Students enrolled in any level of Color Guard will also be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Audition or high school band directorís approval
Title:
ColorGuard 2
4599C2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn skills utilized in color guard that include: movement basics, equipment basics on flag and rifle, dance technique, performance observation and analysis, basic design and choreography. Students enrolled in any level of Color Guard will also be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Color Guard 1, audition or high school band directorís approval
Title:
ColorGuard 3 (H)
4599C3HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn skills utilized in color guard that include: movement basics, equipment basics on flag and rifle, dance technique, performance observation and analysis, basic design and choreography. Students enrolled in any level of Color Guard will also be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Color Guard 2, audition or high school band directorís approval
Title:
Color Guard 4 (H)
4599C4HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will learn skills utilized in color guard that include: movement basics, equipment basics on flag and rifle, dance technique, performance observation and analysis, basic design and choreography. Students enrolled in any level of Color Guard will also be expected to participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day. Prerequisite: Color Guard 3H, audition or high school band directorís approval
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:
French 4 H
361403HW
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 3 Honors 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:
German 4 H
362403HW
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 3 Honors 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
Title:
Spanish 3 CP
365307CW
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 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
Title:
Spanish 4 H
365403HW
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 3 Honors and teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Spanish Language
367505AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate high to advanced low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale. Students in the AP Language and Culture course demonstrate an understanding of the culture(s), incorporate interdisciplinary topics (Connections), make comparisons between the native language and the target language and between cultures (Comparisons), and use the target language in real-life settings (Communities). Students are required to take the corresponding AP exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Spanish 4 Honors and teacher recommendation ; IB schools refer to IB Matriculation Chart
Physical Education
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:
Leisure Sports/Act 3
3499A0CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Leisure Sports and Activities Level 2 for the student who wants to increase skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of activity in sports that will enhance the student's health and personal fitness. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Leisure Sports and Activities Level 2
Title:
Weightlifting 2
3499A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Weightlifting Level 1 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Weightlifting 3
3499A3CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to the Weightlifting Level 2 for students who are interested in increasing their strength and skills in weightlifting. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Weightlifting 2 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Leisure Sports/Act 1
3499A8CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective is designed to teach skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of activity in sports that will enhance the student's health and personal fitness. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Physical Education 1
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 4
3499B6CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Team Sports Level 3 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 3 and teacher recommendation.
Career and Technology
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:
Fundamentals of Web Page Design/Dev
503101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design Web pages. Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a Web site using authoring tools. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to take industry certification test(s). This course will meet the computer science requirement.
Title:
Advanced Web Page Design/Dev
503301CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design Web pages. Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a Web site using authoring tools. This course will meet the computer science requirement. PREREQUISITE: Web Page Design 1
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:
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:
Entrepreneurship Honors
540001HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course helps students build a business from the ground up, experiencing all aspects of planning a new venture--from determining your personal vision to conducting a market analysis, to looking at start-up costs. Students will examine and rate their attributes in relation to successful entrepreneurial traits and evaluate a business concept against their personal vision--lifestyle, professional, and financial goals. Students will conduct research and assess venture opportunities and determine the feasibility of a business concept as compared to a model business. Students will compare and contrast legal structures before selecting an appropriate business organization and management infrastructure for your concept. Students will research a chosen product/service, analyze its relation to the industry and competition, and identify a target market. The course capstone project will be for students to create and present a business plan.
Title:
Marketing
542101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course introduces marketing concepts and examines the economic, marketing, and business fundamentals, in addition to the marketing functions of selling, promotion, and distribution. The standards listed are core standards and those standards reflecting the needs of the local business community. This is the basic course in the marketing curriculum and should be taken before the specialized courses. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
DigitalMediaMktg
542200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an overview of techniques in digital marketing media, including non-linear editing introducing students to the primary feature set and basic interface of industry standard editing software. Students will plan and execute a storyboard for producing their final product, to include podcasts, DVDs, video blogs, and webcasts. Students learn to demonstrate basic digital video camera technique, digital sound, and lighting. In addition, students will perform basic editing functions while familiarizing themselves with the software's user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output. PREREQUISITE: Marketing
Title:
Emg Med Srvcs 1
553188CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
10 - 12
This course is the second in a sequence of courses. Emergency Medical Services 1 is designed to teach students how to recognize and respond to various emergencies. Students will learn basic anatomy and physiology as it relates to injury management and treatment. They will be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for emergencies in adults, children, and infants until professional medical help arrives. Students will obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification and will be required to perform light physical activity.
Title:
Emg Med Srvcs 2
553289CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
10 - 12
This is the third in a sequence of courses. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 2 is a continuation of EMS 1. The course includes content and skills that first responders need to provide appropriate initial care, regardless of the type of emergency. EMS 2 stresses the steps to follow in an emergency until more advanced medical personnel arrive. Successful completion of this course may result in First Responder certification available through various national certifying bodies.
Title:
Emg Med Srvcs 3
553390CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
10 - 12
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B)/EMS 3 serves as an entry-level course in professional health careers. EMT-B is a solid foundation for further study in prehospital care (intermediate and paramedic) nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and premedical studies. EMT-B/EMS 3 provides the student with the knowledge and skills for the emergency medical field, responsibilities, first aid measures, and use of emergency equipment. The course may be offered as a dual-enrollment course with the local technical college or may be offered on a high school campus with a DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control) approved EMT-B instructor. After the studentís 18th birthday and successful completion of both the practicum and the theoretical National Registry examination for EMT-B, the student will be nationally registered and state certified in South Carolina. National registry card expires in two years and state certification expires every three years.
Title:
Medical Terminology (H)
554097HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
10 - 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. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper uses of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances students' ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care. This course is offered only at a GCS career center. This course may count as honors credit if taken in sequence with other health science courses. See your counselor for more information. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Health Science 1
555088CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
10 - 12
Health Science 1 is the first of four courses offered to students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. During this first course students are introduced to healthcare history, careers, law and ethics, cultural diversity, healthcare language and math, infection control, professionalism, communication, basics of the organization of healthcare facilities, and personal health and lifestyle choices.
Title:
Health Science 2
555189CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
10 - 12
Health Science 2 applies the knowledge and skills that were learned in Health Science 1 while further challenging the students to learn more about the healthcare field. Health Science 2 will continue teaching in more detail, units of study that include advanced study of infection control. They will learn about ìTransmission Based Precautionsî and become more familiar with OSHA, HIPPA, and the CDC. Students in Health Science 2 will learn how to take vital signs, record them and learn what the data means. Students will learn about the stages of life and Maslowís Hierarchy of needs. Students will learn how law and ethics are applied in the healthcare setting. This course will introduce students to basic patient care skills and medical terminology is incorporated throughout the lessons being taught. Basic Pharmacology is introduced and students will have an understanding of pharmacy math computations. Students will be certified in First Aid and CPR in this course. Students in this course should further their knowledge of healthcare careers and future goals by participating in a job shadowing experience. This course provides a foundation for further advancement in Health Science. It is recommended that students should score an 80% or higher in this course to advance to Health Science 3, or Clinical Study.
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:
Sports Medicine 2 Honors
555608HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Sports Medicine 2 Honors emphasizes the recognition and care of common injuries and illnesses sustained by a physically active population. Subject matter will include discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities. In addition, the concepts of therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care of injuries will be examined. A focus on deeper understanding of body systems and common pathologies will be included. Concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will also be covered. Students will apply legal and ethical principles through real-world scenarios in various sports medicine settings. Other career roles in sports medicine will be discussed as the Athletic Trainer takes the injured athlete through the pathway of recovery.
Title:
Sports Medicine 3
555701CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Sports Medicine 3 emphasizes the studentís ability to apply concepts from previous Sports Medicine course work to real-world situations and scenarios. A priority will be placed on understanding the current research and evidence based practices affecting the practice of Sports Medicine professionals. Students will develop policies, procedures, and guidelines based on these aspects, as well as explore detailed treatment and rehabilitation procedures for common athletic injuries.
Title:
Health Science Clinical Studies
556098HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Health Science Clinical Study is a course that guides students to make connections from the classroom to the healthcare industry through work ñbased learning experiences/activities. This course is designed to provide for further development and application of knowledge and skills common to a wide variety of healthcare professions. The students in this course will build on all information and skills presented in the previous required course foundation standards. The students will relay these skills into real life experiences. The student, teachers and work-based learning coordinators will work together to create opportunities for the students to get the best experience available in the districts geographic region. Students in this course should be First-Aid and CPR certified before participating in any healthcare experience outside of the classroom.
Title:
PLTW Principles of Engineering Honors
605005HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Principles of Engineering (POE) Honors is a foundational course within the engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Course content prepares students for college majors in engineering or engineering technology fields. It is designed for students desiring a background in engineering, sketching and communication, static analysis, electricity and circuits, material testing, programming, machine design, digital handshakes and complex CAD modeling. All PLTW courses offers students the chance to learn through Activity-, Project-, and Problem-Based learning.
Title:
PLTW Intro Eng Design
605101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
A course that teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software. This setup exposes the student to engineering principles while requiring the students to maintain journals, organize their work, solve problems and complete a design project for each module. This course must be taught by a teacher who has received Project Lead the Way training. PREREQUISITE: Teacher Rec
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:
AP Seminar
373000AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this yearlong course, students develop and strengthen analytic and inquiry skills, exploring two to four relevant issues chosen by the student and/or teacher. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles; research studies; foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to consider an issue from multiple perspectives, evaluate the strength of an argument, and make logical, fact-based decisions. Students question, research, explore, pose solutions, develop arguments, collaborate, and communicate using various media.
Title:
AP Research
373100AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
AP Research allows students to design, plan, and conduct a yearlong research-based investigation on a topic of individual interest, documenting their process with a portfolio. This allows students to demonstrate the ability to apply scholarly understanding to real-world problems and issues. Students learn how to understand research methodology, employ ethical research practices, and access, analyze, and synthesize information to build, present, and defend an argument. Prerequisite-AP Seminar
Title:
Media Resources/Mang
379901CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an elective for the exploration of the makeup of a media center and the responsibilities therein. Students will learn to operate and maintain A/V equipment, to manipulate computer software programs, and to complete certain office duties. PREREQUISITE: Instructor approval
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:
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 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