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Page 1
Planning Your Education - Grades 7/8
Online Registration
Promotion Criteria
IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success
Page 2
School Information
Page 3
Course Descriptions

Planning Your Education

Your school provides this course curriculum guide as a means of assisting students and parents in understanding and planning their course of study. Students are encouraged to carefully select related arts 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.

Related arts 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. In addition, be aware that the school builds a master schedule and employs teachers based on students' requests; therefore, schedule changes will only be considered on a very limited basis.

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.

Promotion Criteria for Grades Six, Seven, and Eight

Criterion 1: Students in grades six through eight are expected to learn, at a minimum, curriculum standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and meet attendance requirements.
Criterion 2: The student earned a minimum average grade of 60% in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies (if language arts is taught as a separate subject in grades 6-8, the English language arts grade will be determined by the mean of the yearly average of reading and language arts.)
End of Year Promotion Status
The following are summary designation and descriptors for end-of-year promotion status of students in grades six-eight.
Promoted – The student met all promotion criteria. The one exception is that students who fail a high school credit bearing course in middle school are promoted but must retake the course. Enrollment in these credit bearing courses will be determined by the district criteria.
Promoted - Summer School Required - The student failed to meet the criteria for one or two core academic areas, but successful performance in summer school for any deficient area was met.

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.


THE JOURNEY CONTINUES


As students continue on the path towards high school, courses become more rigorous and include options for earning high school credits.  During the 8th grade year, students and their parents will be invited by the Guidance Department to participate in Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) conferences.  These conferences serve to guide students as they begin to consider the relationship between school and the world of work.

ACADEMIC COURSES:

Subject area teachers recommend students for the appropriate levels of English, and math.  The teachers' recommendations are based upon district criteria.  Please contact the appropriate subject area teacher if you have a question or concern regarding any course recommendation.  A discussion concerning a student's placement needs to take place prior to the end of the current school year as our master schedule is based on course requests.  Parent overrides will be honored per district policy; however, it should be noted that parents may not override their students into the Gifted and Talented program. 

All  7th and 8th grade students will be assigned to the following courses: 


SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES

At Bryson Middle, many of our special education students are accommodated in the regular classroom setting.  In this co-teaching setting, regular education teachers and special education teachers work together to deliver grade level standards.
 
Some students also will be placed in an educational support class which meets during one of the related arts periods.  Again, placement in educational support classes is a function of a child's IEP.  If you have questions, please consult your child's special education teacher.  Parents of special education students will be invited to an annual review of their student's IEP.


COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT

At Bryson Middle School, the following courses are offered for high school credit at both the 7th and 8th grade levels:   Algebra I Honors, and Cyber Citizenship. Other credit bearing courses include Digital Publication Design, English I Honors, Geometry, Personal Finance and Spanish I.  The latter courses are offered to 8th grade students only.

Students who are recommended for these courses or who choose to participate in one of these courses will receive high school credit upon successful completion of the course.  The credit(s) will count towards fulfilling high school diploma requirements.  Because these courses are true high school courses,  parents and students should understand that these courses will be taught as such, addressing the same standards as in the high school setting. Students who choose to participate in these courses should demonstrate maturity and a strong work ethic.  

Students will have the option of retaking high school credit courses when they enter high school, but it should be noted that the grade earned during the retaking of the course will be the grade recorded for transcript purposes.


ELECTIVE COURSES

Students participate in two elective (related arts) courses every day.  Students may request up to three elective courses from among the following: Agriculture Education (introductory and advanced), Art, Band, Chorus, Gateway to Technology, Life Fitness, Exploratory Percussion, Piano Keyboarding, Spanish, and Strings.

Elective courses are either one or two semesters in duration.  Students may request 3 total "semesters worth" of elective classes.  Courses which are 2 semesters in duration include Band, Chorus, Strings and Spanish I.

Some of these elective courses including Advanced Agriculture Education, Band, Chorus, and Strings do have prerequisites.  In other words, a student must meet certain criteria in order to participate.  For students who have enjoyed introductory agriculture education classes, Bryson Middle does offer advanced options in 7th and 8th grades.  Students who are interested should consult Ms. Arnold, our agriculture education teacher, as her recommendation is required for admission to these classes.  In 8th grade, students are afforded the opportunity to take an advanced Gateway to Technology (GTT) course.  Students are selected for the advanced GTT course based on teacher recommendation and past performance in GTT during 6th or 7th grade.  Students interested in taking the advanced GTT course may communicate with Mr. Uregan, our GTT teacher. 

Rising eighth grade students will have the option of requesting Spanish I as one of their elective courses.  Students should note that this course is a year in duration and will prevent them from participating in band, chorus or strings classes.  In addition, parents and students should be aware that this course is offered for high school credit and will be taught as a high school course.  See section entitled "Courses for High School Credit" for more information.

Virtual Elective Options:

Eighth grade students may elect to participate virtual electives. Though the classes are virtual in nature, student participants do meet at Bryson Middle and are supervised by a staff member.  Virtual Classes include Cyber CitizenshipDigital  Publication Design, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Physical Education 1 and Personal Finance.  The Cyber Citizenship class is available to seventh grade as well as eighth grade students.    

All virtual classes yield one unit of high school credit in one half of the required seat time.  This means that students actually complete a year long class in one semester. Students who participate in either class can expect to complete a portion of their work outside of the school day.  Students must be mature, motivated and demonstrate effective time management skills in order to be successful in these courses.  Students must also be aware that the grades that they earn in virtual courses are not floored since they are high school level courses.   

Please ask your grade level counselor for more information about virtual courses. Parents must sign permission forms in order for their students to participate in virtual classes. Permission forms will be sent home with course request lists in April.
 

Both parents and students should remember that elective choices are requests and not guarantees.  Every effort will be made to honor student requests but final assignments must be made based on our teacher allocations and on a space available basis.


Course Descriptions

English
Title:
English Studies 7th
20013100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed to meet the needs of those students whose reading and language arts skills are sufficient to allow them to read more difficult texts, analyze what they have read more deeply, and respond without difficulty to the text in writing. The students in this course do not require foundational instruction in reading strategies; however, they will continue to receive instruction in more sophisticated reading practices that prepare the student for literary analysis. All writing instruction, vocabulary development, and research opportunities will be in response to a text read. Students can expect instruction to move at an accelerated pace. Prerequisite: Students should meet the following criteria: Teacher recommendation,
Title:
English GT 7th
20013200
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed to meet the needs of academically gifted and talented students who were identified through the standard measures implemented by The School District of Greenville County. The curriculum designed specifically for this course meets the guidelines set forth by the South Carolina State Department of Education as criteria for Gifted and Talented instruction. Students should expect to find the curriculum challenging in a number of ways: text complexity, analytical writing, problem solving, creative endeavors, and accelerated pace. PREREQUISITE: Identified as GTA (Gifted and Talented Academic).
Title:
English Studies 8th
20013800
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is designed to meet the needs of those students whose reading and language arts skills are sufficient to allow them to read more difficult texts, analyze what they have read more deeply, and respond without difficulty to the text in writing. The students in this course do not require foundational instruction in reading strategies; however, they will continue to receive instruction in more sophisticated reading practices that prepare the student for literary analysis. All writing instruction, vocabulary development, and research opportunities will be in response to a text read. Students can expect instruction to move at an accelerated pace. Prerequisite: Students should meet the following criteria: Teacher recommendation.
Title:
English GT 8th
20013900
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is designed to meet the needs of academically gifted and talented students who were identified through the standard measures implemented by The School District of Greenville County. The curriculum designed specifically for this course meets the guidelines set forth by the South Carolina State Department of Education as criteria for Gifted and Talented instruction. Students should expect to find the curriculum challenging in a number of ways: text complexity, analytical writing, problem solving, creative endeavors, and accelerated pace. Prerequisite: Identified as GTA (Gifted and Talented Academic)
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, 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.
Math
Title:
Math 7
21100500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
The emphasis in this standards-based seventh-grade course is on algebraic thinking and on extending the understanding of the real number system to include integers, rational numbers, and irrational numbers. Students will investigate applications of number theory and will acquire skills in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. Students will solve applied problems by using one-step equations and inequalities, percents, and proportional reasoning. Students will develop algebraic thinking by analyzing patterns to discover relationships, by representing information through symbolic, graphical, and tabular methods, and by identifying relationships that are linear. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the SCCCR mathematical process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Math 6
Title:
Math 8
21100700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This standards-based eighth grade course places strong emphasis on applications of the mathematical concepts and skills related to decimals, fractions, percents, and integers to solving a variety of real-world problems. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the concepts proportion and measurement and apply this knowledge in problem-solving situations. Students will further develop their algebraic thinking by investigating the merits and limitations of graphical, symbolic, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the SCCCR mathematical process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Math 7
Title:
Math 7/8
21102000
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7 - 8
This standards-based course places strong emphasis on applications of the mathematical concepts and skills related to decimals, fractions, percents, integers, rational and irrational numbers to solving a variety of real-world problems. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the concepts proportion and measurement and apply this knowledge in problem-solving situations. Students will further develop their algebraic thinking by investigating the merits and limitations of graphical, symbolic, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the SCCCR mathematical process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections. PREREQUISITE: Must meet district criteria including 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:
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
Science
Title:
Science 7
22211300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
The focus of science in seventh grade is to provide students with inquiry based experiences that develop science concepts in the following areas: Cells and Heredity-structure and function of cells and heredity; Human Systems and Disease-functions and interconnections within the human body and breakdown of these functions due to disease; Ecology-the Biotic and Abiotic Environment-interactions and responses between biotic and abiotic components and organisms; and Chemical Nature of Matter-classifications, properties and changes in matter. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or science course
Title:
Science 8
22513500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
The focus for science in eighth grade is to provide students with inquiry based experiences that develop science concepts in the following areas: Earth's Biologic History-Earth's biologic diversity over time; Structure and Process in Earth System-materials and processes that alter the structure of Earth; Astronomy-characteristics, structure, and motions of celestial bodies in the universe; Forces and Motion-effects of forces on the motion of an object; and, Waves-properties and behaviors of waves. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or science course
Social Studies
Title:
Social Studies 7
23101300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Seventh grade social studies continues the study of world cultures with a focus on the changes that have occurred in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from 1600 to the present. Students examine the history, geography, and continuing changes in political and economic ideas that have shaped the world in which we live today. Students also address the growing interaction among societies developing concurrently during this period, including the exchange of ideas, beliefs, technologies, and commodities. Instruction should emphasize the elements of social studies literacy, the tools, strategies, and perspectives necessary for understanding how history, geography, economics and government are interwoven. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or course
Title:
SC/US History 8
23203500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Eighth grade social studies focuses on the story of the history of South Carolina and the role that the state and its people have played in the development of the United States as a nation. Students learn about the state'sdevelopment during colonial times and the growth of the American ideal which led to the break with England, the rising controversy about slavery, and the Civil War. The study of the rebuilding of South Carolina after the Civil War and the continuing struggle for civil rights and justice waged by the people of South Carolina allows students to see the progress that the state has made and to appreciate the contributions that its people have made to the nation as a whole. Students also learn about the major political, economic, and social changes in South Carolina through the twentieth century and to the present in the context of national and worldwide events. Instruction should emphasize the elements of social studies literacy, the tools, strategies, and perspectives necessary for understanding how history, geography, economics and government are interwoven in our state'shistory. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of previous grade or course
Arts
Title:
Art 7th Beginning
25011600
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Students will develop creative-thinking and problem-solving skills as they observe the world around them. They will explore and produce artwork including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, arts, and crafts. A study of artists and their work will help students understand the techniques, skills, and diverse intentions of artists from many cultures and times. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 8th Beginning
25014100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Students will refine their ability to communicate visually, manage a wide range of tools and materials, and achieve quality, style, and craftsmanship in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and crafts. Students will have opportunities for evaluating and critiquing their own and other students' artwork as wall as studying artists and analyzing their work. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 7th
25311300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is a continuation of Band 6 for brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Intermediate-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and band techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Band 6 or permission of instructor
Title:
Band 8th
25313500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is a continuation of Band 7 for brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Advanced-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and band techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Band 7 or permission of instructor
Title:
Percussion 8th (Explore)
25314500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course will introduce students to the wide array of percussion instruments including the snare drum, timpani drum, bass drum, wood block, tambourine and maracas. Students will learn to play various styles of music and will enjoy the opportunity for both solo and ensemble performances. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Chorus 7th Intermediate
25414100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This is the study of music written for soprano, alto and baritone voices. Students will continue to develop the elements of music as they are exposed to more advanced part-singing. This course will emphasize the development of musical sound and vocal technique, comprehensive musicianship and vocal independence. Students will perform in various school and community settings. PREREQUISITE: Prior choral experience with teacher recommendation
Title:
Chorus 8th Intermediate
25414700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This choral music class will focus on the development of good singing techniques as well as sight-reading. Students will have opportunities to participate in district music clinics and perform in choral concerts and school showcases throughout PREREQUISITE: Chorus 7 with teacher recommendation
Title:
Strings 7th
25511300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is a continuation of Strings 6 for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Intermediate-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and strings techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Strings 6 or permission of instructor
Title:
Strings 8th
25513500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is a continuation of Strings 7 for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Advanced-level middle school literature will be studied. The curriculum includes the development of fundamental skills, concepts, composition, cooperative learning, music as it relates to history and culture, and strings techniques. The class will include an expectation for the purchase or rental of an instrument and individual practice at home. Concert performances will be an outgrowth of the study of musical concepts. PREREQUISITE: Strings 7 or permission of instructor
Title:
General Music 8th
25613500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This is a course providing students with the opportunity to explore musical concepts and further their understanding of music through listening, singing, playing instruments, and engaging in creative activities. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Piano Keyboarding 8th
25994900
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This class is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of piano keyboarding. Students will learn the skill of reading music and will work on eye-hand coordination. Simple musical compositions will be practiced and performed. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Piano Keyboarding 7th
25999300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This class is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of piano keyboarding. Students will learn the skill of reading music and will work on eye-hand coordination. Simple musical compositions will be practiced and performed. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Music and Theatre
2599A100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7 - 8
In this course the student will develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. The student will gain an understanding of the process involved in creating a musical production. The student will also recognize the aspects of the history of American musical theatre. This course combines and develops skills used in musical theatre and choral music.
Foreign Language
Title:
Spanish 7 Beginner Level
26501300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Aligned with the district's vision, philosophy, and goals for world language education, this beginner course introduces students to the second language through high-quality learning experiences. Not only do students gain an understanding of what it means to learn a new language, they also experience progress over time and are likely to be motivated to continue language study. Students learn enough language to ensure that they will not be total beginners when they take another course in the same language. The goal of this course is to develop some language competence. PREREQUISITE: None
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
Physical Education
Title:
PE/Health 7th
2460A100
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Enrollment in this course fulfills the state law requiring 9 weeks of health education every year for all students in grades 6 - 8. Course content focuses on teaching students the information and the skills needed to become health literate, maintain and improve personal health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors as outlined in the SC Health and Safety Curriculum Standards. The course also focuses on evaluating, advocating, and coordinating valid resources and services to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Course content areas include Personal Health and Wellness, Nutritional Choices, Mental Health, Preventing Injuries, Family Living, and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
PE/Health 8th
2460A200
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Enrollment in this course fulfills the state law requiring 9 weeks of health education every year for all students in grades 6 - 8. Course content focuses on teaching students the information and the skills needed to become health literate, maintain and improve personal health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors as outlined in the SC Health and Safety Curriculum Standards. The course also focuses on evaluating, advocating, and coordinating valid resources and services to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Course content areas include Personal Health and Wellness, Nutritional Choices, Mental Health, Preventing Injuries, Family Living, and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. 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
Career and Technology
Title:
GTT7DesignModel
28411300
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This unit uses solid modeling (a very sophisticated mathematical technique for representing solid objects) to introduce students to the design process. Utilizing this design approach, students understand how solid modeling has influenced their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques, and use descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement, and computer modeling. Using design briefs or abstracts, students create models and documentation to solve problems. PREREQUISITE: Teacher Recommendation
Title:
GTT8AutoRobotics
28413500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Students trace the history and development of automation and robotics. They learn about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students acquire knowledge and skills in engineering problem solving and explore requirements for careers in engineering. PREREQUISITE: Teacher Recommendation
Title:
AgEducation7
28562500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed to assist students in exploring science as it relates to agriculture. Through well planned instructional activities, students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of human relations, communication, the importance of agriculture to the economy, and key scientific terms related to the field of agriculture concepts. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
AgEducation7-2
28562600
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
This course is designed to assist students in exploring science as it relates to agriculture. Through well planned instructional activities, students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of human relations, communication, the importance of agriculture to the economy, and key scientific terms related to the field of agriculture concepts. PREREQUISITE: Intro to Agriculture 7
Title:
AgEducation8
28564500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is designed to assist students in exploring science as it relates to agriculture. Through well planned instructional activities, students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of human relations, communication, the importance of agriculture to the economy, and key scientific terms related to the field of agriculture concepts. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
AgEducation8-2
28564600
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
This course is designed to assist students in exploring science as it relates to agriculture. Through well planned instructional activities, students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of human relations, communication, the importance of agriculture to the economy, and key scientific terms related to the field of agriculture concepts. PREREQUISITE: Intro to Agriculture 8
Title:
Fundamentals of Computing
502305CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course of study is designed to allow students to explore a variety of computer science topics, such as web design, human computer interactions, programming, and problem solving. Optional topics include mobile applications, robotics, and digital animation. Students will develop critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills relevant to today's technology. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1 and/or teacher rec
Title:
Digital Publication Design
517601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course brings together graphics and text to create professional level publications. Students create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of digitally produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications is emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included. This course can count as the computer science requirement. PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding 5100 or documented proficiency and Computer Apps or Integrated Business Apps 1
Miscellaneous
Title:
Life Fitness 7th
24991500
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7
Life Fitness is a related arts class taught through the physical education department. It focuses on nutrition, exercise, along with cardiovascular and strength building activities. The purpose of the class is to encourage habits that lead to healthy, active adult life. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Life Fitness 8th
24993700
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
8
Life Fitness is a related arts class taught through the physical education department. It focuses on nutrition, exercise, along with cardiovascular and strength building activities. The purpose of the class is to encourage habits that lead to healthy, active adult life. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Academic Literacy 7th-8th
27999600
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0
Grade Level:
7 - 8
This class will teach strategies and support textbook and print literacy across the curriculum, to include strengthening skills to break down linguistically represented prompts. PREREQUISITE: Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Cyber Citizenship
379924CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course will prepare students to be responsible digital citizens with a focus on implementing the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students emphasize the skills and qualities we want for students, enabling them to engage and thrive in a connected, digital world. This course will include lessons on digital citizenship, information literacy and media literacy to equip students to become ethical, knowledgeable and empowered digital citizens so that they may use tech wisely and confidently. It will provide students with strategies to protect themselves from online dangers and focus on the behaviors associated with constructive digital media use in order to create a positive personal and professional presence on the internet. Topics will include, but not be limited to, cyberbullying, understanding mobile apps, privacy, communicating safely, instant messaging and email, social networking, and establishing a positive digital footprint.