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Welcome to our School!

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

Table of Contents

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

Planning Your Education

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

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

Online Registration

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

State Diploma Requirements

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

Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement

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

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

IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success

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

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

Uniform Grading Scale

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

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

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

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

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

College Admission Requirements

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

Guidelines for Courses

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

Career Center Program

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

Registering for a Career Center Course

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

Fine Arts Center Program

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

Our goal for the students at Southside is to meet them where they are academically, socially, and emotionally, while helping them mature into well-rounded students and athletes who make positive contributions to our community. As our motto suggests, Southside’s strength is her diversity which is reflected not only in the student body, but it is also evident in our course offerings, athletic teams, and extracurricular opportunities.  Additionally, our International Baccalaureate (IB) Program provides a rigorous curriculum that challenges our students to excel at the highest level. Both the IB program and our traditional classes prepare each of our graduates for their post high school endeavors. The incorporation of the Freshman Academy and Sophomore Institute also helps establish a strong academic foundation for all underclassmen. I am proud to be the principal of Southside High School. In my assessment, there is no other high school as unique and diverse as ours.


This Registration Handbook is designed to communicate between school and home the course offerings that we have available to your child.  This list is comprehensive with multiple options for students to choose from.  Please review the catalog carefully so that you can make informed decisions on the courses that your child has available to them. 

It is also important to note that we have very strict guidelines regarding course recommendations.  Timelines for registration, parent overrides, and course withdrawals are specified in this document and will be followed without exception.  Please take the time to review these procedures carefully in order to avoid any confusion later in the registration and scheduling process.  

As always, it is a great day to be a tiger! 

Respectfully, 

Andre Dukes
Principal, Southside High School 
An International Baccalaureate High School 
Celebrating Diversity. United in Learning.


Southside High School
An International Baccalaureate School
Rising 9th Grade
Registration Handbook


Purpose

To promote learning as a lifelong endeavor and to provide a comprehensive learning environment with opportunities for all students to develop to their fullest potential and be productive members of a rapidly changing global and technological society.

Freshman Academy 2021-2022
The 9th Grade Freshman Academy is a comprehensive program that strives to provide each 9th grade student with a challenging and nurturing learning environment that ensures a smooth transition from middle to high school. It seeks to ensure the academic success of its students by increasing the promotion rate for all freshmen, improving the quality of parental involvement, decreasing the number of discipline referrals, and increasing the attendance rate and passage rate for the End of Course Examinations. We will enthusiastically promote good citizenship through consistent discipline and positive behavioral encouragement programs.

Academy Goals
-To increase 9th grade promotion rate
-To promote good citizenship and school pride by decreasing the number of office referrals
-To increase parent involvement
-To increase the percentage of entering 9th graders who successfully graduate at the end of their fourth year of high school
-To increase the attendance rate

AFJROTC
Students taking AFJROTC MUST wear the AFJROTC uniform one day each week AND comply with dress and hair standards (males may not wear braids, beards and earrings while in uniform) in order to pass the course. Students receive PE credit for taking this course, and therefore, must dress out on Fridays for physical training. Students taking the course for the first time are issued physical training clothes at no cost. Students will receive a uniform with alterations, shoes, and name tags. Each student is responsible for keeping his or her uniform and PT clothes clean throughout the school year, but the school is responsible for cleaning the uniforms at the end of the year. A lab fee is associated with this course.

Extracurricular Activities
Southside offers many opportunities for extracurricular interests in athletics, clubs and the arts. You can find more information on our website and in the 2020- 2021 student handbook.

Rules Regarding Schedule Changes
Schedule changes will not be made after May 7th, 2021 except for the following reasons: failure of a course, successfully completed course taken over the summer through virtual school/summer school, computer/administrative error, placement in the wrong course level, a prerequisite has not been taken, or a graduation requirement has not been met. Semester courses will not be changed mid-year.

Fees
Each grade level is required to pay class dues. Dues cover postage, class expenses, and commencement costs.  Class dues are as follows:  9th grade - $10.00, 10th grade - $10.00, 11th grade - $15.00, and 12th grade - $35.00

The uniform maintenance fee for students taking JROTC is $30.00. Fees must be paid at the beginning of the school year.
All students are expected to be debt free. All debt must be cleared before a student can participate in senior day activities, prom, and/or attend graduation.

PTSA
The Southside High School PTSA is an active organization dedicated to providing strong support for the educational program at Southside. The PTSA serves as the vital connection between the school, community, and the classroom. Through its leadership and volunteer efforts, the PTSA strives to improve the educational opportunities available to our students by raising financial resources and providing volunteer support.

The mission of the Southside PTSA is to serve as a viable resource for the school and to support the mission of the National PTSA, which is to become:  A powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

Southside High School An International Baccalaureate School  
2021-2022 R
ising 9th Grade Registration Handbook


All freshmen must sign up for a total of 8 units. Students must take one unit of English, one unit of math, one unit of Science, one unit of Social Studies, and one unit of Physical Education (or AFJROTC 1 which satisfies the one unit Physical Education requirement for graduation). Students then choose two units worth of electives and three alternates. All courses listed below equal one unit unless noted by (1/2) which equals a half unit credit. We are excited to offer a Career Exploratory class at Donaldson Career Center. This course meets for one period all year and students receive one elective credit. Southside High School freshmen must choose from the list of courses below. Please refer to the course descriptions that appear later in this catalog to find out more about each course. Every effort will be made to honor requests in the order of preference. If the student fails to sign up for electives, they will be selected for him/her. 

(Disclaimer: For your information for future years, the course catalog lists many other courses that we offer.  Please note that for scheduling purposes, rising 9th grade Southside High School Students will only be able to request courses from the list below.) 


Elective Courses

Personal Health and Wellness & Family/Community Health 
Physical Education 1
AFJROTC 1
AFJROTC 8 (Weights)
Weightlifting (Football only)
Journalism 1
Fundamentals of Computing
Personal Finance
Marketing
Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Guitar 1
Health Science 1
Piano 1 
Guitar 1 
Instrumental Music: Band 1
Percussion 1 
Color Guard 1
Orchestra/Strings 1 
Vocal Performance 1 
Music Appreciation 1 & 2
Art 1 & 2
Art- Ceramics
Musical Theatre  1
DCC-Exploratory
AVID 1
Medical Terminology
Spanish 1
French 1
Journalism



Registration Deadlines for 2021-2022 School Year

January 18th, 2021 – March 19th, 2021: Registration window for Donaldson Career Center programs through Backpack Portal. 

Please contact your student's Middle School Counselor for registration deadlines. Each school will designate their own deadlines for course requests/schedule changes.  

Registration for Career Centers 

All students interested in registering for a the Career Exploratory program through Donaldson Career Center must complete a two-step application process. Students should be aware that registering for a career center course does NOT guarantee that he or she will be admitted to the Career Center program. 

January 18th, 2021 – March 19th, 2021: Students interested in attending Donaldson Career Center must complete the online application on the Career Center’s Website: https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/donaldsn/

Students must also select Donaldson on their course request sheets during registration with their School Counselors.   

Schedule Changes

In order to build a master schedule that best meets the needs of students, the quantity and scheduling of specific courses must be based on student course requests. Changes to student schedules following the completion of the master schedule negatively impacts class size. Students should choose courses carefully during the registration process since in most cases requests for schedule changes will not be honored after May 7th, 2021.

Parental Override Requests: Teachers recommend students for core courses based on a structured set of guidelines. If a parent disagrees with a recommendation, they can contact their child's School Counselor to discuss the recommendation. If a parent wishes to request an override of the teacher's recommendation, they and their child must meet with their child's School Counselor, Administrator, and Teacher to sign a Parental Override Request Form. A student who later experiences academic difficulty due to a parental override will not be eligible for a schedule change. All parental override requests must ultimately be approved by the principal. A parental override request does not guarantee a student's placement into the requested course.  All parental override requests must be received by May 7th, 2021.

Schedule Change Requests: Every effort should be made to ensure that students request appropriate classes during the registration process. Students will meet with their guidance counselors to review graduation requirements and individual course of studies.  Requests for course changes will be considered after May 7th, 2021 only in the event of extenuating circumstances. The administration will review such requests on an individual basis and base all decisions per the Greenville County Schools policy manual. A Schedule Change Request form is available in the Counseling Department and must be completed with a parent signature before any schedule change will be considered.
 

Course Descriptions

English
Title:
IB Language A: Lit HL-1
301B05IW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This first year of the two-year Language A program is designed to meet the requirements for the IB Diploma and high school graduation. Close critical analysis of modern international literary works in all genres will be an integral part of the course. An IB-designated curriculum will be followed. Assessment of both oral and written assignments will be made. PREREQUISITE: See matriculation flow chart; IB counselor placement
Title:
English 1 CP
302401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 1 is designed to prepare students for College and Career readiness as required by the South Caroina State Standards and the End of Course exam. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement Recommendation: 8th grade MAP RIT scores in reading less than 244
Title:
English 1 Hon
302403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
English 1 Honors is a course for academically gifted students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for Advanced Placement English - college level courses - in high school; therefore, the coursework will reflect more rigor than English I CP. Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting. Prerequisites: High level of performance in reading and writing skills, ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts, and/or teacher recommendation. All GTA identified students should enroll in the GT or Honors level course
Title:
English 2 CP
302501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 2 introduces literary and informational texts that create awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Completion of English 1
Title:
English 2 Hon
302503HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 2 Honors introduces students to a survey of World Literature, ancient to modern. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors or a strong A(95 or above) in English 1 CP; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 3 CP
302601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by American authors. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 1 and 2 CP
Title:
English 3 Hon
302603HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 Honors is an in-depth study of United States literature and literary nonfiction, especially foundational works and documents from the 17th century through the early 20th centrury. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. Placement recommendations: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors and English 2 Honors; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for langauge arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 4 CP
302701CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 4 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by authors outside the United States. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 3 CP
Title:
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:
Newspaper Production
376800CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 2 Newspaper and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. This program includes staff organization, advertising, business management, journalistic writing, editing, page make-up and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism 2 Newspaper as they produce a school newspaper. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 2 Newspaper and Instructor approval
Title:
Yearbook Production
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.
Math
Title:
Math Strategies
319965CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to provide additional support to students in their efforts to meet the standards of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. The course should be taught concurrently with a student's regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.
Title:
Algebra 1 CP
411400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
In Algebra 1 students develop fluency creating, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and functions. They will interpret functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally and use them to model real-world phenomenon. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 8, Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 1 Hon
411402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Algebra 1 Honors students will study all of the topics included in CP Algebra 1. They will also study additional topics including step functions, transformations of absolute value functions, factoring quartic expressions in quadratic form, translating a quadratic function into vertex form, and sequences as functions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, along with content standards prescribe that students experience math as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 6/7/8, or Math 7/8, or Math 8; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 CP
411500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In Algebra 2 students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students expand their abilities to model real-world situations, including solving quadratic equations involving complex numbers and solving exponential equations by using logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1 or Alg 1 A and Alg 1 B; Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 Hon
411502HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 2 Honors students study all topics included Algebra 2 CP. They also study additional topics including the Binomial Theorem, operations with complex numbers, graphs of rational functions, solutions of logarithmic equations, synthetic division of polynomials, function composition and inverses. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1, Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry CP
412200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry students study congruence and similarity through analyses of transformations and formal constructions. They also study the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, and right-triangle trigonometry. Additional topics include circles, coordinate geometry, and area and volume of 2-and 3-dimensional shapes. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry Hon
412202HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry Honors students study all of the topics included in CP Geometry. Honors students will study additional topics including truth tables, triangle centers, Euler's line, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Cavalieri's Principle. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Pre-Calculus H
413103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. Students will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex and difficult material. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors or Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Precalculus CP
413105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP, Algebra 2 CP, and Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Prob and Stats CP
414105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a broad introduction to the concepts of probability and statistics. Topics will include probability; collection display, and analysis of data; permutations and combinations; binomial normal and t-distributions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP
Title:
AP Calculus AB
417005AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Statistics
417105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level mathematics course for students who have been highly successful in Algebra 2. The purpose is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools of elementary statistics as they collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. Students will have extensive opportunities to explore data, plan studies, anticipate patterns, and use statistical inference. Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Statistics Exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 Honors or Algebra 2 with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Calculus BC
417205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Science
Title:
Integrated Science
321000CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an introductory level course for  9th grade students who need additional support for the literacy demands of Biology.  A critical component of this course will be a focus on science and engineering practices. Students enrolled in this course of study will discover how scientists think, read, talk, and write. This is done through a variety of inquiry-based teaching methods which include:  labs and lab simulations, research opportunities, group and individual activities, and class seminars and discussions. Assessment of students will be done through class participation, group and individual projects, labs, homework, quizzes, and tests. Pre-requisites: Teacher recommendation (based on multiple data points)
Title:
Biology 1 H
322103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Extensive laboratory work and problem-solving are essential components. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Biology 1 CP
322104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course includes laboratory work and extensive study of specimens. Course content encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Biology 2 CP
322204CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an extension of topics taught in Biology 1 CP and includes laboratory work in biology. PREREQUISITE: Chemistry 1 and 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 2 H
323203HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course includes student research that requires statistical analysis of experimental results. A significant amount of the instructional time is spent in student research and in the pursuit of well-planned individual interests. Course content includes quantum mechanics, chemical bonding and kinetics, chemical equilibrium, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and organic and nuclear chemistry, rates, and thermodynamics. PREREQUISITE: Chemistry 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:
Forensic Science
324501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Forensic science is the application of basic biological, chemical and physical science principles and technological practices to the purposes of justice in the study of criminal and civil issues. Students will learn the methodology needed to evaluate a crime scene, the proper lab mechanics needed to evaluate evidence, and how to compare between a known and unknown. Students will learn how DNA, fingerprinting, and other forensic tests can be used to solve a crime. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1 and 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:
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 Physics C Elec/Mag
327605AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course gives a student a rigorous background in calculus-based college freshman level Electricity and Magnetism. 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 Honors and Pre-Calculus. Mathematical models are used to solve problems in electricity and magnetism. Students must take the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 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
Social Studies
Title:
Modern World History
330600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world, beginning with the time period of 1300 to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. Students will learn through the lens of inquiry and historical thinking skills while applying History/Social Studies Literacy skills as they think critically about why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Modern World History (H)
330600HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world, beginning with the time period of 1300 to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. Students will learn through the lens of inquiry and historical thinking skills while applying History/Social Studies Literacy skills as they think critically about why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement. It is recommended students have Honors English placement. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Human Geography
330700CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study Earth’s human geography beginning with the use of maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate geographic information. Students will examine patterns and processes of how human characteristics and activities vary across Earth’s surface and how humans understand, use, and alter the surface of Earth. This course is organized systematically around the topics of population and migration geography, economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Students will also learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human patterns and processes and their environmental consequences. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Human Geography (H)
330700HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study Earth’s human geography beginning with the use of maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate geographic information. Students will examine patterns and processes of how human characteristics and activities vary across Earth’s surface and how humans understand, use, and alter the surface of Earth. This course is organized systematically around the topics of population and migration geography, economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, and urban geography. Students will also learn to employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human patterns and processes and their environmental consequences. Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement. It is recommended students have Honors English placement. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Economics & Personal Finance
330800CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students study economics and personal finance beginning with how humans address the fundamental problem of scarcity by making choices based on the existence of limited resources. Using the skills of the economist, students will use inquiry and critical thinking as they learn how rational decisions are made using marginal analysis, and that all choices are met with consequences. Students will investigate how personal financial decisions related to careers, spending, and short- and long-term goal setting impact one’s standard of living and long-term financial well-being. In the domain of microeconomics, students will survey the impact of demand, supply, various market structures, and government policies have on market prices for goods, services, and wages for workers. Inquiry into macroeconomics involves observing trends in the economy at large and the policies that are undertaken to promote the economic well-being of a society. The study of economics and personal finance provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive financially in the 21st century, and participate in society as active and informed decision-makers. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Economics & Personal Finance (H)
330800HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students study economics and personal finance beginning with how humans address the fundamental problem of scarcity by making choices based on the existence of limited resources. Using the skills of the economist, students will use inquiry and critical thinking as they learn how rational decisions are made using marginal analysis, and that all choices are met with consequences. Students will investigate how personal financial decisions related to careers, spending, and short- and long-term goal setting impact one’s standard of living and long-term financial well-being. In the domain of microeconomics, students will survey the impact of demand, supply, various market structures, and government policies have on market prices for goods, services, and wages for workers. Inquiry into macroeconomics involves observing trends in the economy at large and the policies that are undertaken to promote the economic well-being of a society. The study of economics and personal finance provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive financially in the 21st century, and participate in society as active and informed decision-makers. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US History & Constitution H
332003HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course, students will learn about the foundation of the American Republic and the expansion and disunion of the United States. Students will investigate the impact of American industrialism and capitalism, including being drawn into world wars, on American politics and geopolitics. Through the lens of the Cold War, students will study the contemporary era including the age of technological development, increased civic participation, and political party realignment. Students will employ the skills of a historian to think critically as they use inquiry to explore the past and formulate their own interpretation of events. This course will entail a rigorous program of reading, research and writing. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20 percent of the final grade. PREREQUISITE: One social studies unit, Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US History & Constitution CP
332009CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course, students will learn about the foundation of the American Republic and the expansion and disunion of the United States. Students will investigate the impact of American industrialism and capitalism, including being drawn into world wars, on American politics and geopolitics. Through the lens of the Cold War, students will study the contemporary era including the age of technological development, increased civic participation, and political party realignment. Students will employ the skills of a historian to think critically as they use inquiry to explore the past and formulate their own interpretation of events. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20 percent of the final grade. PREREQUISITE: One social studies unit, Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US Government CP
333007CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the historical and philosophical principles that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy and how those fundamental ideas have continued to sustain America’s democratic society. Students will learn how various powers are granted and distributed among the different branches and levels of government, and how checks and balances prevent one branch from overpowering the others. Additionally, students will investigate how American political values are formed and how government functions through individual participation and policy making. In order to continue to thrive, a strong democracy relies on active participation by informed individuals dedicated to upholding the rule of law and individual rights. This course provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive in America’s constitutional democracy and participate in society as active and informed citizens. US Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US Government H
333014HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the historical and philosophical principles that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy and how those fundamental ideas have continued to sustain America’s democratic society. Students will learn how various powers are granted and distributed among the different branches and levels of government, and how checks and balances prevent one branch from overpowering the others. Additionally, students will investigate how American political values are formed and how government functions through individual participation and policy making. In order to continue to thrive, a strong democracy relies on active participation by informed individuals dedicated to upholding the rule of law and individual rights. This course provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive in America’s constitutional democracy and participate in society as active and informed citizens. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Civics
333501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The goal of education in civics is informed, responsible participation in political life by competent citizens committed to the fundamental values and principles of American constitutional democracy. Students will apply the practice of inquiry-based learning and social studies literacy skills while thinking critically about their government’s foundational principles and practices. Students will learn how to utilize historical thinking skills as they analyze, interpret, and evaluate primary and secondary sources. This course will equip students with the necessary foundational pre-requisite knowledge for the 11th grade course, US History and the Constitution, and the 12th grade course, US Government. NOTE: This course is an elective and can only be taken one time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Law Education
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
334010CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
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 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:
History Of Minorities
339952CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course allows students to increase their depth of knowledge about the backgrounds, contributions, conflicts, and successes of the United States minority cultures throughout American history. Course emphasis will be determined by the teacher.
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
350112CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
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
350212CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
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:
Art Appreciation 1
351101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a study of the major trends, styles and periods in the history of art. Emphasis is on an understanding and appreciation of various art forms the accomplishments of artists from the past and present and the socio-cultural influences that shape art in society. This course is for the highly motivated student. Art Museum and other Field trips guest lectures, demonstrations, and studio encounters may be included. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 1
353102CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course emphasizes basic musicianship and performance techniques on individual woodwind brass and percussion instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique breath control tone quality range and proper posture. Students participate in small and large ensembles in which quality traditional and contemporary literature reinforce important musical concepts. The major emphasis of this course is on traditional concert literature. Students will have the opportunity to perform as soloists and members of ensembles. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 2
353202CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 1. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any first level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3 (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 (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:
Orchestra/strings 1
355101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
Title:
Orchestra/strings 2
355201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a supplementary experience for students with superior musical talents. This course emphasizes basic musicianship on individual strings or orchestra instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique, tone quality, range, and proper posture. Students receive concentrated instruction in performance techniques and have the opportunity to apply them through solo performance and chamber ensemble participation. PREREQUISITE: Any first level Instrumental Music course and teacher recommendation
Title:
Orchestra/strings 3 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 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:
Music Appreciation 1
356112CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course emphasizes the study of composers and styles of each period of music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. The development of listening skills is of primary importance and the course includes guided listening experiences through live concerts and recordings. The course stresses literature from the mainstream of music and music of different cultures and ethnic groups. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Music Appreciation 2
356212CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Music Appreciation 1. This course emphasizes the study of composers and styles of each period of music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. The development of listening skills is of primary importance and the course includes guided listening experiences through live concerts and recordings. The course stresses literature from the mainstream of music and music of different cultures and ethnic groups. PREREQUISITE: Music Appreciation 1
Title:
Instrumental Music: Guitar 1
356700CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The beginning and intermediate study of guitar technique will include classical and contemporary styles of music while using both standard and tablature musical notation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Piano 1
454101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The beginning and intermediate study of piano technique will include classical and contemporary styles of music, while using standard musical notation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Piano 2
454201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The advanced study of piano technique will include classical and contemporary styles of music, while using standard musical notation. PREREQUISITE: Instrumental Music Piano Class 1
Title:
Art - Ceramics 1
456100CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a study of ceramic art. Emphasis is on techniques in wheel throwing and hand-building. Students will spend some time exploring the hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, slab, and press-molding with emphasis on imagery and design. Some time will be devoted to the potter's wheel as a forming tool. Forms are approached from simple to complex and small to large. Students learn to mix clay and glaze, load, and fire kilns. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 and teacher recommendation.
Title:
Instrumental Music: Guitar 2
458000CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The advanced study of guitar technique will include classical and contemporary styles of music while using both standard and tablature musical notation. PREREQUISITE: Instrumental Music Guitar 1 or Teacher Recommendation
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:
Vocal Perf 2
459911CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This group is an auditioned, small, advanced ensemble that can be configured to meet the needs of the school (Example: Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Advanced Mixed Group, etc.). This course is a continuation of previous vocal studies. It is an advanced emphasis on the development and mastery of sound vocal techniques, comprehensive musicianship and vocal independence. It 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 this course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and teacher recommendation
Title:
Vocal Perf 3 H
459927HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This group is an auditioned, small, advanced ensemble that can be configured to meet the needs of the school (Example: Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Advanced Mixed Group, etc.). This course is a continuation of previous vocal studies. It is an advanced emphasis on the development and mastery of sound vocal techniques, comprehensive musicianship and vocal independence. It 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 this course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Instructor approval
Title:
Vocal Perf 4 H
459939HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This group is an auditioned, small, advanced ensemble that can be configured to meet the needs of the school (Example: Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Advanced Mixed Group, etc.). This course is a continuation of previous vocal studies. It is an advanced emphasis on the development and mastery of sound vocal techniques, comprehensive musicianship and vocal independence. It 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 this course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Instructor approval
Title:
Vocal Perf 1
459954CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This group is an auditioned, small, advanced ensemble that can be configured to meet the needs of the school (Example: Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Advanced Mixed Group, etc.). This course is a continuation of previous vocal studies. It is an advanced emphasis on the development and mastery of sound vocal techniques, comprehensive musicianship and vocal independence. It 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 this 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:
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:
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:
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 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 French Language
367105AW
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 German 4 Honors and teacher recommendation ; IB schools refer to IB Matriculation Chart
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:
Family and Community Health
340101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course focuses on evaluating, advocating, and coordinating valid resources and services to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Instruction will also include Environmental Health and CPR and First Aid instruction through the American Red Cross including responding in a variety of emergency situations. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Physical Education 1
344101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Physical Education 1 provides opportunities for students to become competent and proficient in two movement forms elected from a variety of choices (selected from: net/racket, target, team, outdoor pursuits, individual, and dance). Students will also be able to design and develop a personalized physical fitness program, participate regularly in health-enhancing physical activity beyond the physical education class, and meet the gender and age group health-related physical fitness standards. PE 1 is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
PhysicalEducation2
344257CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a second level physical education course designed to give the student the opportunity to learn a nontraditional sport or physical activity not practiced or taught in any other PE course at the school. This course does not not count as a PE 1 unit for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 1
Title:
Weightlifting 1
3499A1CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory elective course in weight training and fitness. Skills will be taught with a focus on weight training, related cardiovascular fitness activity, and lifelong fitness. Proper lifting technique and safety using weights will be emphasized. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Physical Education 1A
Title:
Weightlifting 2
3499A2CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Weightlifting Level 1 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Leisure Sports/Act 1
3499A8CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
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:
Leisure Sports/Act 2
3499A9CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Leisure Sports and Activities Level 1 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 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 2
3499B4CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Team Sports Level 1 for the student who wishes to increase the skills necessary to compete in a variety of athletic events on the high school level. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Team Sports Level 1 and teacher recommendation.
Career and Technology
Title:
Accounting1
500101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to help the student develop the skills necessary for the highly technical interaction between accounting and business, to develop an understanding of the steps of the accounting cycle as applied to several different kinds of business operations, and to develop an understanding of accounting concepts, principles, and practices. Use of the computer in simulated activities gives the student an opportunity to see the advantages of technology in accounting procedures. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Algebra 1 or equivalent and/or teacher recommendation
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:
Entrepreneurship
540001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills leading to the development of a business plan for small business ownership. An important part of the course will be the incorporation of marketing, staffing, and financial considerations.
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:
MedicalTerm
554001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Medical terminology is designed to develop in the students a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, the student will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Common abbreviations applicable to each system will be interpreted. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances a student's ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health science. PREREQUISITE: Tchr Rec
Title:
Health Science 3 (Honors)
555296HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students will gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and Physiology). This course will emphasize the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology). Students will participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects. Medical Terminology is incorporated throughout the course. Skills learned in HS2 will be reinforced as each body system is studied.
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:
IB Extended Essay (H)
373C00HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This IB elective course is designed to align and support one of the required components of the IB Diploma Program: the Extended Essay. Emphasis is placed on the process of engaging in personal communication, on the communication of ideas and information in a logical and coherent manner; and on the overall presentation of the Extended Essay in accordance with IB requirements and appropriate to the subject chosen. Students will have an opportunity to engage in independent research.
Title:
Air Force JROTC 1
375113CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The first year introduces the cadet (student) to the Air Force (AF) JROTC program which fosters values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health/wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. The 1st year JROTC course satisfies PE 1 graduation requirements. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, books, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Air Force JROTC 2
375213CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The second year of the AFJROTC program fosters additional values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development at a higher level in rank/responsibility. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health/wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/ 220/300/400/410 and LE100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, books, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: C or higher in a JROTC I class and SASI recommendation
Title:
Air Force JROTC 3
375313CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The third year of the AFJROTC program fosters additional the values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development at a higher level in rank/responsibility. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health and wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/ 220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, textbooks, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: C or higher in a JROTC II class and SASI recommendation
Title:
Air Force JROTC 4
375413CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The fourth year of the AFJROTC program fosters additional values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development at a higher level in rank/responsibility. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health and wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/ 220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, textbooks, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: C or higher in JROTC III class and SASI recommendation
Title:
JROTC (5/Drill 1)
375500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Title:
JROTC (6/Drill 2)
375600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Title:
JROTC (7/Drill 3)
375700CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Title:
AVID 2
379907CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The prerequisite for AVID II is successful completion of AVID I. AVID meets fives times per week. Students receive two hours of instruction per week in college entry skills, two hours per week in tutor-led study groups, and one hour per week in motivational activities and academic survival skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading to support their growth academically. AVID counts as an elective credit. Students will also complete dual enrollment coursework in this course (agreement with Greenville Early College).
Title:
Freshman Success
379949CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to give the student an extensive orientation to high school and to provide the student with the necessary knowledge skills and resources to have a rewarding and successful high school experience. In addition to the orientation to high school, major topics will include: classroom procedures and management, self-awareness, goal setting, time management, conflict resolution, communication skills, study habits, and test-taking strategies. Students will also spend time studying their career planners (sent from the middle schools), planning future course selection and discussing career plans. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 5
3799A1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 4
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 6
3799A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE:ESOL 5
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 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
International Baccalaureate
Title:
IB Theory of Knowledge I
373A00IH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the first of a two-part Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course that is a required component of the IB Diploma Program. ToK is an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical reflection on knowledge in a variety of contexts, Students will make connections Students will make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.
Title:
IB Theory of Knowledge II
373B00IH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the second of a two-part Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course that is a required component of the IB Diploma Program. ToK is an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical reflection on knowledge in a variety of contexts, Students will make connections Students will make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.