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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 8
Course Descriptions

Planning Your Education

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

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

Online Registration

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

State Diploma Requirements

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

Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement

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

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

IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success

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

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

Uniform Grading Scale

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

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

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

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

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

College Admission Requirements

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

Guidelines for Courses

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

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/

TESTING:

End-of-Course examinations (EOC)

        The EOC counts 20 percent of the students' final grade.  Courses which have an EOC currently include Algebra 1, Intermediate Algebra, English 1, US History, and Biology.  All public middle school, high school, alternative school, adult education and home school students who are enrolled in these courses must take the appropriate test.


The PSAT
 

            The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is a multiple-choice test that measures
verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities important for academic performance.  PSAT scores
can be used to estimate performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).   The PSAT provides
entry into competition for important national scholarship and recognition programs.  College
bound sophomores and juniors should see their counselors in September to register for this test.

 

The SAT
        
     The SAT Reasoning Test assesses student reasoning based on knowledge and skills
 developed by the student in school course work.  This test is made up of separately timed
critical reading, mathematics and writing sections. Preparation for the  SAT should include
practice through taking the PSAT and enrollment in rigorous, challenging high school courses. 
The SAT is offered several times during the year at locations throughout Greenville County. 
Students register online and may choose to take the test at any available location.  The information can be obtained
 from the website www.collegeboard.org or from the guidance office.

 
The ACT
 

            The ACT  is an assessment test that measures a student's skill in English, mathematics,
reading, and science reasoning.  Colleges will accept scores from either the ACT or SAT for the college admissions process. More information and test prep information can be obtained from the website
www.act.org or from the guidance
office. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, all 3rd year students will be taking either the SAT or ACT, depending on their preference.  The test will be free of charge and administered at TRHS.


The ASVAB 

            The ASVAB is a multi-aptitude test designed to measure your abilities.  It consists of 10
short tests that can assess academic strengths.  The State Department of Education encourages
 the use of this test for career counseling.

                                 

 

 

 

Travelers Rest High School's IB Diploma Programme

 

TRHS is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  Designed for juniors and seniors, the IB curriculum encourages students to make connections between subjects and gain the skills needed to become critical thinkers and more effective learners; in other words, it is an excellent preparation for college and for life after college.  The IB Diploma is recognized internationally, and students who earn the Diploma receive special consideration for college entrance and course credit at most universities.  Students who wish to pursue the IB Diploma need to have the following credits by the end of their 10th grade year:

 

2 credits of English

2 credits of Spanish

½ credit of Government

½ credit of Economics
1 credit of Biology
1 credit of Chemistry

1 credit of Algebra I

1 credit of Geometry

1 credit of Algebra II

1 credit of Physical Education

1 credit of Computer Science 
4 credits of electives to include at least 1 Fine Arts credit


The above courses are the minimum necessary to prepare students for the IB Diploma Programme; a list of recommended pre-IB courses may be found on the TRHS IB website (https://sites.googles.com/greenvilleschools.us/trhsibdiplomaprogramme/home).  Most IB courses are 2-year courses that meet every other day.  Students may enroll in and earn certificates for individual IB courses.  Any student interested in either the IB Diploma or particular IB courses should complete an interest form (available on the website) and submit it to the IB Coordinator. 

Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme must also meet all South Carolina graduation requirements.


Scholarships from South Carolina Lottery

         The state of South Carolina offers tuition assistance in the form of scholarships for South
Carolina students.  In order to receive the aid, the student must graduate from a high school in
the state of South Carolina and must attend college or technical school in the state.  Three
different scholarships are offered.  A student will be awarded the highest amount that he/she
qualifies for.  The criteria are as follows:

Palmetto Fellows - ($6700) student must meet all 3 of the following: 1200 SAT or 27 ACT , 3.5 GPA, top 6% of class during 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

Life Scholarship - ($5000) student must meet 2 out of the following three: 1100 SAT or 24 ACT , 3.00 GPA , top 30% of graduating class.

Hope Scholarship - ($2800) one time only scholarship for students who have 3.00 GPA at the end of their senior year.

Guidance Department                              

Kim McConnell - School Counselor (A-D) 355-0017
Emily Scott- School Counselor (E-K) 355-1084
Bethany Guiliano- School Counselor (L-R) 355-1081
Heather Foster - School Counselor (S-Z) 355-0019
Janice Fleming-School Counselor (Special Projects) 355-0084
Sheila Bryant - Guidance Clerk 355-0004
Dawn Strickland- IB Coordinator  355-0030

 

2018-2019 Registration Timeline

February 2018-Academic teachers begin entering academic course recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers will make the appropriate recommendations for academic levels- college prep, honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

March 2018-Rising 9th grade Greenville County students will review the academic course recommendations made by their teachers. They will also choose electives. Students will be asked to choose electives and 3 alternates for elective courses. Students are reminded to choose electives wisely because schedule changes are limited. Please note that not all courses listed in this catalog will be available to rising ninth grade students.


June 6, 2018- ALL course requests and requests for changes to your student's course selections for the 2018-2019 school year must be submitted in writing to TRHS Guidance. This includes academic course changes (changing between college prep, honors, AP and/or IB) and elective change requests. This includes courses for both first and second semester.  After this date, schedule changes will be accepted on a limited basis and must meet specific criteria such as a senior missing a course required for graduation, a student having an empty period in his or her schedule, a student being scheduled in the wrong academic class, or a student being scheduled for a class they have already passed. All of these change requests must be submitted within the first five days of the school year in order to be considered. There may also be administrative and/or counselor made schedule changes based on course availability and/or course load. If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.
 

Course Descriptions

English
Title:
English A1 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: Identified as GTA (eligible for Gifted and Talented programs) in middle school English-Language Arts, 7th or 8th Grade MAP RIT score of 244 or above in Reading, unsuccessful attempt at English I Honors in the 8th grade (earned 80 or below), high level of performance in reading and writing skills, ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts, teacher recommendation.
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 Adv
302602CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by American authors. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 1 and 2 CP
Title:
English 3 Hon
302603HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 Honors is an in-depth study of United States literature and literary nonfiction, especially foundational works and documents from the 17th century through the early 20th centrury. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. Placement recommendations: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors and English 2 Honors; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for langauge arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 4 CP
302701CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 4 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by authors outside the United States. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 3 CP
Title:
English 4 Adv
302702CW
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:
Creative Writing
303201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course, designed for students interested in written and multimedia expression, includes a study of the various forms of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia technology. Students will create portfolios of their own creative writing and experiment with various forms of expression. The course may culminate in the publication of a school-wide literary magazine. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Journalism 1
305001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course designed to provide initial exposure to newspaper and yearbook production skills and to journalistic theory and history. Emphasizing sound journalistic principles, the program focuses on journalistic writing skills and information gathering techniques and introduces students to concepts of design and photojournalism. This course does not take the place of any required English course.
Title:
AP Eng Lit/Comp
307005AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level course is an in-depth study of various modes and genres in literature. Writing to the literature is a major emphasis with a focus on exposition, argumentation, and critical analysis. The literature studied involves close reading of literary works. All students enrolled must take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam in May. Note: This course carries AP/IB GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least two honors level English courses prior to attempting an AP course; Demonstrated ability to think critically ; Teacher recommendation; Commitment to the Advanced Placement workload and examination
Title:
AP Eng Lang/Comp
307105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level course for those students who are highly competent in verbal skills. Language and composition will be explored in-depth through a close reading of nonfiction texts and essays. Writing tasks include analytical and critical essays as well as various other types of composition. Particular attention is given to rhetorical analysis and persuasive techniques. All students enrolled in this course must take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam in May. Note: This course carries AP/IB GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least two honors level English courses prior to attempting an AP course; Demonstrated ability to think critically; Teacher recommendation; Commitment to the Advanced Placement workload and examination
Title:
Creative Writing 2
3099A0CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course, designed for students interested in written and multimedia expression includes a study of the various forms of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia technology. Students will create portfolios of their own creative writing and experiment with various forms of expression. The course will culminate in the publication of a school-wide literary magazine, which may be in print or digital format. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Creative Writing or Instructor recommendation
Title:
Journalism 2 Yearbook
3099A7CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 1 and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism I and will complete a practicum involving the publication of the school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 1 and/or Instructor approval
Title:
Newspaper Management (H)
3099A8HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Newspaper Production. The program includes experiences in soliciting and designing advertisements to underwrite the production costs of publishing the newspaper. The focus of the course is to offer students exposure to the professional media by an advanced analysis of current trends in professional advertising and public relations. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Newspaper Production and Instructor approval.
Title:
Yearbook Management 2 (H)
3099B1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Management. Students taking this course will serve on the editorial staff of the yearbook and be responsible for making management decisions regarding finances, page design, and personnel assignments. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Management and Instructor approval.
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:
Newspaper Production Honors
376800HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Advanced Newspaper Production 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 Honors
376900HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Advanced Yearbook Production. This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 2 Yearbook and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales, and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills as they produce a school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 2 Yearbook and Instructor approval
Title:
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:
IB Math Seminar SL
311I00HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the first of a two-year program of study that prepares students for the IB Math SL Exam. This course includes linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions; inequalities; exponents and logarithms; analytic geometry; trigonometric functions, formulas, equations and applications; triangle trigonometry; complex numbers; vectors; sequences and series; combinations; probability and statistics; curve fitting and models; limits and derivatives, integrals, and volumes of solids.
Title:
Algebra 3 CP
411305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 3 focuses on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. This course is designed for students who have taken Algebra 2 but who do not have a strong enough background to go directly into Precalculus CP. It is a bridge between Algebra 2 and Precalculus CP, including some of the culminating topics of Algebra 2 and some of the introductory topics of Precalculus CP. The course will be taught through the use of best practices and research-proven instructional strategies.The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 CP and Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Algebra 1 CP
411400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
In Algebra 1 students develop fluency creating, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and functions. They will interpret functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally and use them to model real-world phenomenon. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 8, Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 1 Hon
411402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Algebra 1 Honors students will study all of the topics included in CP Algebra 1. They will also study additional topics including step functions, transformations of absolute value functions, factoring quartic expressions in quadratic form, translating a quadratic function into vertex form, and sequences as functions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, along with content standards prescribe that students experience math as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 6/7/8, or Math 7/8, or Math 8; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 CP
411500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In Algebra 2 students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students expand their abilities to model real-world situations, including solving quadratic equations involving complex numbers and solving exponential equations by using logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1 or Alg 1 A and Alg 1 B; Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 CP Adv
411501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In Algebra 2 students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students expand their abilities to model real-world situations, including solving quadratic equations involving complex numbers and solving exponential equations by using logarithms. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1 or Alg 1 A and Alg 1 B; Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 Hon
411502HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 2 Honors students study all topics included Algebra 2 CP. They also study additional topics including the Binomial Theorem, operations with complex numbers, graphs of rational functions, solutions of logarithmic equations, synthetic division of polynomials, function composition and inverses. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1, Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry CP
412200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry students study congruence and similarity through analyses of transformations and formal constructions. They also study the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, and right-triangle trigonometry. Additional topics include circles, coordinate geometry, and area and volume of 2-and 3-dimensional shapes. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry CP Adv
412201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry students study congruence and similarity through analyses of transformations and formal constructions. They also study the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, and right-triangle trigonometry. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughuot the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry Hon
412202HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry Honors students study all of the topics included in CP Geometry. Honors students will study additional topics including truth tables, triangle centers, Euler's line, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Cavalieri's Principle. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Pre-Calculus H
413103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. Students will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex and difficult material. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors or Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Precalculus CP
413105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP, Algebra 2 CP, and Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Prob and Stats CP
414105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a broad introduction to the concepts of probability and statistics. Topics will include probability; collection display, and analysis of data; permutations and combinations; binomial normal and t-distributions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP
Title:
AP Calculus AB
417005AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Statistics
417105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level mathematics course for students who have been highly successful in Algebra 2. The purpose is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools of elementary statistics as they collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. Students will have extensive opportunities to explore data, plan studies, anticipate patterns, and use statistical inference. Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Statistics Exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 Honors or Algebra 2 with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Calculus BC
417205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Computer Science
477105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level course which follows the guidelines recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students will become proficient in the Java computer programming language and will learn the basics of software design. Students are required to take the A level Advanced Placement Computer Science Examination in May. Previous exposure to computer basics and computer programming is highly recommended for success. This course meets the computer science requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 Honors or Instructor approval
Science
Title:
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 H
322203HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course will be an extension of the topics taught in Biology 1 Honors. Student work will focus on preparation for college-level biology. Laboratory work is an important part of this course. PREREQUISITE: Chemistry 1 and 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:
Marine Science
322557CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course promotes an awareness of coastal and marine systems. This includes the physical and chemical properties living systems and interrelationships. This course provides opportunities for student participation in research, experimentation, dissection, field studies and decision-making. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education accepts this course as a science course for college admission with the prerequisites of Biology 1 and Chemistry 1. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Chemistry 1 H
323103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Students will study atomic structure, quantum mechanical theory, bonding, shapes of molecules, gases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, oxidation reduction, nuclear chemistry, acids and bases. The course contains a major laboratory component. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Algebra 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Chemistry 1 CP
323104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, memorization, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Student participation in laboratory activities is essential for success in this course. The course content includes organization of matter, chemical bonding, atomic structure, gases, states of matter, nomenclature, and skills development. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Algebra 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Physics 1 H
324103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course focuses on the basic principles which determine the interactions between matter and energy with extensive laboratory work. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Students in this course will gain a basic knowledge of physics which they can build on in future college classes. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex material. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation. Algebra 2 (or concurrent) is highly recommended.
Title:
Physics 1 CP
324104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course familiarizes students with fundamental principles of physics and their applications. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Math, graphing, and problem-solving skills will comprise the basis of instruction. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation. Algebra 2 (or concurrent) is highly recommended.
Title:
Environmental Studies (Non-Lab)
326101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the ecosystem of the Earth including man's impact on the planet and the long-term effects of man's actions. Topics covered include: acid rain; greenhouse effect; energy sources; water, air, and soil pollution; human population; global warming; and weather. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education does not accept this beginning level course taken prior to Biology or Chemistry for college admission. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Anatomy & Physiology
326300CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for those students interested in pursuing a career in a health field. Students will learn about human cells, tissues, organs and systems. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology (H)
326300HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for those students interested in pursuing a career in a health field. Students will learn about human cells, tissues, organs and systems. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Science teacher recommendation
Title:
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
Social Studies
Title:
World Geography CP
331010CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
World Geography is the standards-based course including the physical and cultural characteristics of Earth. The course is organized systematically around the topics of region, physical earth dynamics, population, culture, economic systems, urban systems, political systems, and the environment. This course requires critical thinking and is conceptual in nature. It may be taught from either a systematic or a regional perspective. Map-reading skills, History/Social Studies Literacy skills, and the use of geographic models and geographic information systems is an integral part of this course. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
World Geography Hon
331012HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
World Geography is the standards-based course including the physical and cultural characteristics of Earth. The course is organized systematically around the topics of region, physical earth dynamics, population, culture, economic systems, urban systems, political systems, and the environment. This course requires critical thinking and is conceptual in nature. It may be taught from either a systematic or a regional perspective. Map-reading skills, History/Social Studies Literacy skills, and the use of geographic models and geographic information systems is an integral part of this course. 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:
US History & Constitution CP
332009CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
United States History is a survey course tracing the history of our country. Approximately one fourth of the course includes early history through the Civil War, with course emphasis on the years from Reconstruction to the present. Topics studied in depth include western migration and immigration from the end of Reconstruction through the first part of the 20th century, the Industrial Age and urbanization, America as a world power, progressivism, World War I, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, domestic issues and policies from World War II to the present, and international issues, policies, and involvement from the Cold War to the present. Students will apply higher order thinking skills as they consider content throughout the course. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course US History test as the final exam. It will count 20% 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
US Government CP incorporates the structure organization and function of the American political system. Topics studied include: foundations of U.S. government the three major branches of government and the Constitution. Students will study the details of the political system at the national state and local levels. Comparisons will be made between American government and other political systems, and students will apply higher order thinking skills as they consider content throughout the course. 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
U.S. Government Honors incorporates the structure organization and function of the American political system. Topics studied include: foundations of United States government, the three major branches of government, and the Constitution. Students will study the details of the political system at the national, state, and local levels. Comparisons will be made between American government and other political systems. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Law Education
333601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course involves a study of different types of law, their development, and their role in a democratic society. Emphasis will be placed on citizen rights and responsibilities, law enforcement, the judicial system, liberty, and justice. Topics include criminal law, juvenile justice, torts, consumer, family, and housing law, and individual rights and responsibilities. The course focuses on the interpretation of cases and law enforcement procedures.
Title:
Current Events Foreign Policy
333701CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course enables students to examine timely topics using various current resources and media forms. Students will analyze recent events in an historical context and consider their impact on the world and their lives.
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:
Economics H
335004HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Economics Honors provides a standards-based study of the overall economy including both macroeconomics and microeconomics. Students will focus on topics such as money and banking, competition, supply and demand, factors of production, consumer rights and responsibilities, and personal financial literacy. 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:
Economics CP
335007CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Economics is the standards-based study of the overall economy, including both macroeconomics and microeconomics, with an emphasis on using, refining, applying and enhancing social studies skills and concepts to the content under study. These skills and concepts include the Social Studies Literacy Elements and the Knowledge and Cognitive Process Dimensions of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. Students will focus on topics such as money and banking, competition, supply and demand, factors of production, consumer rights and responsibilities, and personal financial literacy. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
World History CP
336014CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world. 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. History/Social Studies Literacy skills and critical thinking are integral to this course, which emphasizes 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:
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:
Public Policy Analysis
339977CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to allow students to increase their depth of knowledge of major domestic and foreign policy and legal issues. Course work will entail lectures, discussion, and extensive research. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge through a combination of testing, essays, group discussion, individual presentations, and group presentations.
Title:
Careers Video Prod
339990CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course will allow students to explore career opportunities and share their findings with other students through a television production program created by students for in-school viewing. Students will be required to write scripts, film footage of businesses and explore first hand career opportunities. They will conduct interviews with local business and industry leaders. Students will be responsible for filming, editing, audio and all script creation associated with the video presentation. This course will serve as a connection between students and their selected career clusters. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding proficiency/document processing, English 2 H
Arts
Title:
Art 1
350101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This introductory course provides students with problem-solving experiences in two and three-dimensional media, stressing design elements (line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture), and design principles, (proportion, emphasis, harmony/unity, balance, rhythm/movement, contrast repetition/ pattern, and variety). Emphasis is on the development of basic skills. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 2
350201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course provides students with two and three-dimensional design experiences and opportunities to apply these principles in individual artistic expressions. Drawing from observation and developing technical competency are emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Topics covered include but are not limited to portraiture, graphics, advertising, and display techniques. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 or another Visual Arts course
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 1
353102CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 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 Symphonic Band 1. Students increase both their technical and musical development through concentration on the elements of music. Small ensemble participation is emphasized and students expand their understanding of wind literature through large ensemble participation. The fundamentals of concert performance are reviewed and opportunities are available to students for section leadership responsibilities. PREREQUISITE: Symphonic Band 1 or any Instrumental Music course and teacher recommendation
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3
353302CW
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. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3 (H)
353302HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 2. Students continue their technical development and give attention to the development of musical interpretation. Exposed to music of various styles and periods students increase their understanding of the elements of music through music literature. They review concert fundamentals and apply them to performance. Students may assume additional leadership responsibilities. Students in this course will work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 4
353402CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic 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. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 4 (H)
353402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic 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:
Chorus 1
354101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students will have the opportunity to audition for advanced choral classes after completing Chorus 1. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Music Appreciation 1
356101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
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:
Theatre 1
452101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
In this course students will develop basic skills and techniques of set design, acting, and directing and will participate in all aspects of a production. Intense study of a variety of plays and dramatic forms will be included. Students may be required to attend plays as assigned by the teacher/director. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Theatre 2
452201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will enable students to study the history of theater and to participate in discussions and performances representative of various periods and styles of theatre. The emphasis will be on the development of techniques of acting, set design, and construction, and creation of costumes. PREREQUISITE: Drama 1
Title:
Theatre 3
452301CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will provide advanced study in technical theatre techniques - such as make up lighting set costume design and acting techniques. Literature from American and international playwrights is studied, analyzed, and produced. PREREQUISITE: Drama 2 and Instructor approval
Title:
Theatre 3 H
452303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will provide advanced study in technical theatre techniques - such as make up lighting set costume design and acting techniques. Literature from American and continental playwrights is studied, analyzed, and produced. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and perform/produce a range of more difficult material. PREREQUISITE: Drama 2 and Instructor approval
Title:
Theatre 4
452401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course the student will study and analyze plays of representative playwrights from Shakespeare through twentieth century writers. Contemporary plays will be studied and produced. Advanced acting and technical techniques will be studied and applied in a production. Each participant will work as actor, director, and technician. PREREQUISITE: Drama 3 and Instructor approval
Title:
Theatre 4 H
452403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course the student will study and analyze plays of representative playwrights from Shakespeare through twentieth century writers. Contemporary plays will be studied and produced. Advanced acting and technical techniques will be studied and applied in a production. Each participant will work as actor, director, and technician. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce/perform a range of more difficult material. PREREQUISITE: Drama 3 H and Instructor approval
Title:
IB Theater SL Seminar (H)
452D00HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the first of a two-year program of study that will prepare students for the IB Theater SL Exam. Students will develop performance skills, study selected texts from an international perspective, exercise practical analysis of a play from a director’s point of view, and participate in theatrical production. Students will maintain a reflective journal which will be included in their final portfolio. Participation in this course will enable students to develop communication skills, the ability to collaborate with others, analysis and reflection of written works from a global perspective, imaginative research, and self-analysis.
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:
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:
Chorus Ens 3 H
459903HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
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:
Chorus Ens 1
459914CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Chorus Ens 4 H
459915HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Vocal Perf 3
459923CW
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 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
459935CW
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:
Chorus Ens 4
459943CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
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:
Chorus Ens 3
459955CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Instructor approval
Title:
Chorus Ens 2
459983CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This class is designed to be an auditioned, large, mixed-ensemble group that performs at the intermediate level. This course is a supplementary experience for advanced chorus students with superior vocal talents. Students study a wide variety of music including: Renaissance, vocal jazz, contemporary and popular music, as well as traditional standard choral repertoire. They continue to practice proper tone quality production, music reading, sight-singing, ear training, and vocal flexibility as related to the style performed. In addition, students will also create and demonstrate choreography for selected repertoire. After school rehearsals and performances are part of the course and are considered an extension of the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Inst. Chamber 4
4599B0CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 3. Students will continue to develop advanced technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group. PREREQUISITE: Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 3 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Inst. Chamber 4 H
4599B0HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 3. Students continue to develop advanced technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group. Honors level students will compose an original work to be performed for the instrumentation in the class. Additionally, they will be expected to take on leadership roles in the form of small-ensemble conducting.Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 3 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Inst. Chamber 1
4599B7CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory course in which students develop intermediate level technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study.
Title:
Inst. Chamber 2
4599B8CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 1. Students continue development of technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group. PREREQUISITE: Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 1 and teacher recommendation
Title:
Inst. Chamber 3
4599B9CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 2. Students continue development of technique and musicianship based on the study of general musicianship, individual pedagogy, solo repertoire, and chamber music specific to brass, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. It is designed to develop the particular musicianship and leadership skills necessary to perform within a small group. PREREQUISITE: Instrumental Chamber Music Ensemble 2 and Instructor Approval
Foreign Language
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 CP Adv
365274CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 1
Title:
Spanish 3 H
365303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 2 CP and teacher recommendation
Title:
Spanish 3 CP
365307CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 2
Title:
Spanish 4 H
365403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 3 Honors and teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Spanish Language
367505AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate high to advanced low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale. Students in the AP Language and Culture course demonstrate an understanding of the culture(s), incorporate interdisciplinary topics (Connections), make comparisons between the native language and the target language and between cultures (Comparisons), and use the target language in real-life settings (Communities). Students are required to take the corresponding AP exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Spanish 4 Honors and teacher recommendation ; IB schools refer to IB Matriculation Chart
Physical Education
Title:
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:
Weightlifting 1
3499A1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory elective course in weight training and fitness. Skills will be taught with a focus on weight training, related cardiovascular fitness activity, and lifelong fitness. Proper lifting technique and safety using weights will be emphasized. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Physical Education 1A
Title:
Weightlifting 2
3499A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Weightlifting Level 1 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Leisure Sports/Act 1
3499A8CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective is designed to teach skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of activity in sports that will enhance the student's health and personal fitness. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Physical Education 1
Title:
Leisure Sports/Act 2
3499A9CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
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 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:
GoogleApplications
500700CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to introduce the student to the many applications that Google offers. Students will be prepared for learning and working in the 21st century through communication and collaboration tools. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding or keyboarding proficiency
Title:
ComputerApps1
500802CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course is designed to introduce students to software applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. The applications covered include word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation. Other content areas may include computer hardware, terminology, and concepts. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding or documented skill proficiency
Title:
Keyboarding
510002CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to master the skill of entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard and a ten-key pad using the touch method of keystroking. Emphasis is placed on development of accuracy and speed, proper techniques, and correct fingering. Formatting of basic documents will be introduced. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Personal Finance
513101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic financial literacy skills which includes budgeting, obtaining credit, maintaining checking accounts, analyzing the basic elements of finance, computing payroll, recording business transactions, and applying computer operations to financial management. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
BusinessFinance
527300CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in corporate business finance concepts and applications including fundamentals, financial environment, management planning, maintenance and analysis of financial records, long and short term financial activities, financial business activities, financial institutions and banking services, consumer credit, business insurance, technology and financial management, and international finance. PREREQUISITE: Accounting 1 recommended
Title:
FoundationsAnimation
535001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course teaches students how to model, animate and render with a focus on establishing a working knowledge of animation tools and techniques. The course builds a foundation for developing 3-D computer graphic, animation, modeling, deformations and character animation. Animated Computer Production examines the features of Macromedia's popular Flash software that is becoming the professional standard for producing high-impact websites using movie graphics and sound. Students create and modify movies using objects, graphics, sound, animation, and special effects. They also publish for the web. PREREQUISITE: Multimedia or Web Design or Digital Imaging
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. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding Rec
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:
Sports/EntertainMktg
542501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This program is for students who wish to pursue careers in the various areas of the sports industry. This includes careers in box office, group sales, public sales, marketing, operations, development and sports programming. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Advertising
547001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of advertising, planning strategies, communication skills, and professional development. Course content includes budget development, media selection, design, and the preparation of ads for various media. PREREQUISITE: Marketing
Title:
AgBusinessMktg
560005CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course in Agricultural Business Management is designed for the student who plans to seek employment on, manage, or own a farm; or seek employment in an agribusiness field. Students will be involved in learning activities that generally prepare him/her to apply the economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of the farm, ranch, or agribusiness. PREREQUISITE: Ag Science & Technology or Tchr Rec
Title:
IntroVetScience
561305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this advanced animal science course, students will explore the field of veterinary medicine. Students will study the role of a veterinarian and veterinary technician in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases. Topics to be discussed include: veterinary terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, genetics, handling and restraint, and physical examinations along with common surgical skills. Students will engage in a variety of laboratory activities and will participate in shadowing and/or other school-to-work experiences. PREREQUISITE: Small Animal Care
Title:
AgScienceTech
562401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The Agricultural Science and Technology course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and community leadership and safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are included as a part of the instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Food Processing
565705CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Food Processing is an instructional course that generally prepares individuals to process food and nonfood products and to inspect those products preparatory to marketing. The course also includes instruction in the characteristics and properties of agricultural products and of agriculture-related processing techniques and skills (including quality control and mechanical operations involved in marking, grading, inspecting, packaging, storing, and marketing). PREREQUISITE: Ag Sci Tech or Tchr Rec
Title:
Child Development 1
580001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Child Development 1 approaches the study of human growth and development from conception through age five. Within Child Development 1, the care and guidance of young children relative to the physical, social, emotional and mental developmental tasks are stressed. Efforts are made to incorporate guided observation and participation with young children and their parents in order to promote personal confidence in responding to young children. Competencies gained will prepare student to assume parental role and/or career involving the care and nurturing of the young. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Family Life Ed 1
582001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Family Life 1 emphasizes the family as the basic unit of society while exploring the complexities of marriage and family life in a changing society. The establishment and maintenance of the interpersonal relationships, preparation for marriage and family life and the management of resources to achieve individual and family goals are the foci of the course. Family Life Education courses are the core of the Family and Consumer Science program. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Foods & Nutrition 1
582401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students in Foods and Nutrition 1 will study the principles of nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to individual health, fitness and wellness. Teacher demonstrations and guided laboratory experiences will enable students to gain skills in food safety and sanitation, food storage, use of convenience and pre-packaged foods, healthy menu selection and some preparation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Foods & Nutrition 2
582501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Foods and Nutrition 2 is for the student who has demonstrated proficiency in Level 1 and has a desire to pursue employment training in Culinary Arts. Managing and maximizing the food dollar and responsible consumer behavior; ethnic and multicultural foods; healthy meal planning, selection and preparation; basic preparation techniques; and utensil and equipment use and care will be stressed during guided instruction, independent study and laboratory experiences. PREREQUISITE: Foods & Nutrition 1
Title:
Machine Tech 2
623111CT
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
3
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Machine Technology prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to fabricate and modify metal parts in support of other manufacturing, repair, or design activities, or as an independent business.
Title:
Law Enforcement Srvcs 1
651050CD
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
2
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The Law Enforcement Services program prepares students for entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and private security.
Title:
Law Enforcement Srvcs 2
651150CD
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
2
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The Law Enforcement Services program prepares students for entry-level positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and private security.
Title:
Career Exploratory
695101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The CTE Exploratory†course is designed to provide students with an introduction to a variety of Career and Technology Education coursework and career opportunities in the Early Childhood, Law Enforcement, Emergency and Fire Management Services, Construction, Automotive Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Culinary Arts industries.††
Miscellaneous
Title:
English -Speakers of Other Languages 1
308400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Drivers Education
370100CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for all eligible South Carolina high school students who are physically fit and of legal driving age. The driver education course includes a minimum of 30 classroom hours of instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel driving, and six hours of observation. Fees apply for students enrolling in Drivers Education PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
IB Theory of Knowledge I
373A00HH
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
373B00HH
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.
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:
IB Creativity, Action, Service (H)
373D00HH
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: Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). Students will plan, discuss and reflect on their CAS program. The course will address the eight learning outcomes of CAS. Emphasis will be on the development of skills needed for a successful CAS experience, This course will complement the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course and links between CAS and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) will be established to provide worthwhile opportunities to enhance the experiential learning cycle that is at the core of CAS.
Title:
Yearbook Production 2
379900CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Yearbook Production and who show 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: Yearbook Production and Instructor approval
Title:
Literacy Skill Building
379911CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9
This course consists of a combination of instructional level web-based word training. There will also be grade level direct instruction in text dependent analysis.
Title:
Newspaper Production 2 Honors
379914HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Newspaper Production, who show skills in writing, design, or photography and plan to take an administrative/mentoring role on the production. This program includes staff organization, advertising, business management, journalistic writing, editing, page make-up and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will help others refine skills introduced in Newspaper Production as they produce a school newspaper. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Newspaper Production and Instructor approval
Title:
Yearbook Production 2 Honors
379915HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Yearbook Production, who show skills in writing, design, or photography and plan to take an administrative/mentoring role on the production. The course includes staff organization, ad sales, and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will help others refine skills as they produce a school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Production and Instructor approval
Title:
Leadership
379934CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course deals with developing skills in effective communication, identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and learning the information necessary to organize, conduct, and participate in meetings. In addition, the characteristics of effective leadership will be studied and developed by participation in educational, civic, and social activities. Student leaders, as well as those interested in becoming leaders, are encouraged to enroll in this course. PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation
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:
SAT Prep Overview
379969CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide students with a review of verbal and math skills to help prepare them for the SAT. Topics also include test-taking skills and time management. PREREQUISITE: Has completed or is concurrently enrolled in Algebra 2; Plans to take the SAT
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 Info Tech in a Global Society SL Sem
338Q00HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course follows an IB-designated curriculum and will involve the study and evaluation of the impact of information technology on individuals and society. It will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the use of digitized information at the local and global levels. The ITGS course will enable students to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of information technology within social contexts. PREREQUISITE: See matriculation flow chart; IB counselor placement
Title:
IB Theatre Arts SL
452A17IW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students for the IB Theatre Arts SL Exam. IB students explore theatrical concepts including directing, acting methods, performance and theatre styles in a global context. Course content focuses on IB requirements such as exploration of various acting methods and styles, creation of a director's vision and experimentation with theatrical practices from around the world. Work is completed at an advanced level and in cooperative groups, with an emphasis on skill development. Students take the Theatre Arts SL Exam in May of the year in which the course is completed.
Career Center
Title:
Culinary Management 2
572111CT
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
3
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Culinary Arts 2 is an advanced level course that prepares the serious culinary student for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the industry and its career options. Students have opportunities to develop skills in workplace Culinary Arts 2 is an advanced level course that prepares the serious culinary student for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the industry and its career options. Students have opportunities to develop skills in workplace settings. Integration of the Family and Consumer Sciences student organization, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), greatly enhances the curriculum.July
Title:
Welding Technology 2
634111CT
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
3
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Welding Technology prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.