2020-2021 Course Guide - Albany School District

 
2020-2021 Course Guide - Albany School District
2020-2021
Course Guide
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The School District of Albany requires 26 credits for graduation from Albany High School.

          ENGLISH                                                                            4.0 Credits
          SOCIAL STUDIES                                                                     3.0 Credits
          MATHEMATICS                                                                        3.0 Credits
          SCIENCE                                                                            3.0 Credits
          HEALTH                                                                             0.5 Credit
          PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                                 1.5 Credits
          PERSONAL FINANCE                                                                   0.5 Credit
          ELECTIVES                                                                         10.5 Credits
          TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS                                                         26 Credits

          Class of 2020 - 1.0 additional core (English, math, science, social studies)
          State Civics Exam must be taken and passed (either in 11th or 12th grade)

YEARLY COURSE REQUIREMENTS BY GRADE

     GRADE 9                                                    GRADE 10
     Intro to Literature & Composition - 1 credit               Literacy Theory 10 - 1 credit
     Algebra 1A, Algebra 1, or Geometry - 1 credit              Algebra 1B, Geometry, or Algebra 2 - 1 credit
     Physical Science or Biology - 1 credit                     Biology, Biology 2, or Chemistry - 1 credit
     U.S. History - 1 credit                                    World History - 1 credit
     Health - .5 credit                                         Physical Education - .5 credit
     PE - .5 credit                                             Electives
     Electives

      GRADE 11                                                  GRADE 12
      College English 101 or                                    College English 101 or 104,
        American Literature - 1 credit                            American Literature - 1 credit or
      Geometry, Algebra 2, Statistics, or                         Written and Oral Communications - 1 credit
        Pre-Calculus - 1 credit                                 Civics - 1 credit
     Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Biology 2,                  Biology 2, Advance Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, or
       Anatomy & Physiology, Physics or Ag/Science -              Physics - 1 credit
       1 credit                                                 Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics - 1 credit
      Civics – 1 credit                                         1 additional credit of a core subject
      Personal Finance - .5 credit                              Personal Finance - .5 credit
      Physical Education - .5 credit                            Physical Education - .5 credit
      Electives                                                 Electives

      ***Albany graduation requirements include 20 hours of community service over the course of 4 years***

Three semester physical education courses are required for graduation and are included in the calculation of the
student’s GPA.

High School Courses Taken in Middle School
Health taken in the 8th grade is not included in the cumulative high school GPA. Earned credit of .5 is counted towards
graduation earned credits. Health taken in high school is included in the high school GPA.

High School level courses (Algebra 1, Geometry, English) taken in the 8th grade is not included in cumulative high school
GPA. However, earned credit of .5 per semester is counted towards graduation earned credits. These courses taken in
high school are included in the high school GPA.
REGISTRATION
The four years you spend here at Albany High School can be as valuable as you make them. Choosing courses that fit
your needs, interests, and aptitudes is a major part of this experience. When making your selections, you and your
parents should keep in mind what is required by School Board policy and state requirements leading to graduation from
high school. It is YOUR responsibility to become aware of where you stand in terms of required credits. You should
check your credit standing with the school counselor each year.

Your course selections while in high school will affect your post-high school plans (whether college, vocational school,
military service, or the world of work). Give serious consideration to your choices and do not select a subject because
you think it is easy or because your friends are taking the course. Select courses because they have an educational value
and meet your educational goals. Make sure you speak with your parents and school staff if you have any questions or
need advice. We are all here to help you in making these important decisions.

PARENT/COUNSELOR APPROVAL
Parental permission is needed for both course registration and course changes. Each student must meet with the
counselor before signing up for classes.

COURSES OFFERED MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE depending upon staffing of faculty and student requests. Courses
may be added or dropped as necessary by Administration.

COURSE REGISTRATION & SCHEDULING CHANGES
Scheduling is completed each spring for the following school year. The master schedule is created based upon student
requests. Students must have convincing reasons for making late changes that could adversely affect such things as
course offerings, class sizes, balanced classes, class discussions and teaching loads. Changes from the master schedule
must be handled through the Counseling Office in accord with the following add/drop procedure:

Adds/drops must be completed during the first (5) five school days of each semester with approval from the principal,
their parents, the classroom teacher, and the school counselor to drop a class. A student wanting to drop or add classes
after the cut-off date will need permission to enroll in a new class from the principal and the new teacher before being
allowed to drop the current class. The student will receive no credit for the class being dropped. He/she will have to
make up work in the class being entered for grading purposes.

                                         CAREER PLANNING & COURSE SELECTION
High school is a time of exploration and also a time to learn skills to prepare for future careers. Students should do
some planning ahead to make sure they obtain the college or program requirements needed for their field of interest.
However, it is also a good idea to take a variety of courses to build up your skill base. Do not be afraid to expand your
horizons or try new things. If considering college, make sure you take a solid college prep course load and take all the
courses needed to meet admission requirements for the college you plan to attend and to be successful in college. Do
not be afraid to ask questions of your parents, teachers, or counselor. There are no “stupid” questions when it comes to
learning about your future!

You have the opportunity to make many choices regarding your high school education that can move you forward on a
career path. Good career planning should take into consideration your interests and abilities. Trying a variety of courses
is recommended to help in expanding your horizons.

COLLEGE PREP
College prep is preparation for entering a four-year college. This requires advanced level coursework, maintaining high
grades (GPA), and courses above and beyond those required for high school graduation, especially in the math and
science area. Students must complete a minimum of two college bound math classes beyond Algebra 1 in order to be
accepted into a four-year college. They must have at least 3 years of science and for many colleges, 2 or more years of
foreign language. College admission requirements vary, but are generally based heavily on GPA, class rigor,
extracurricular involvement, and ACT scores. Good grades in high school are important!
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program enables academically gifted students to complete college level
studies while they are still in high school and possibly earn college credit if they score high enough on rigorous AP
exams. AP exams are given in May. Scores range from 1-5 and a student must earn a 3 or higher to earn college credit.
Students may take AP courses in preparation for the exams, but taking an AP course is not a requirement for taking the
AP exam. High-level students who have completed all other courses at Albany may wish to explore AP course options.
See the Counseling office for more details. Currently, Albany does not have any in house AP courses, but on-line options
may be available.

AP On-line Courses/subjects:
Biology, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Spanish, US Government, US History, World History,
Economics, and Psychology are available on-line. Students must apply and receive prior approval to take any on-line AP
course. On-line courses are expensive and demanding. Any student who drops an on-line course after the two-week
drop window will have to pay for all course costs.

ODYSSEYWARE/WISCONSIN VIRTUAL SCHOOL:
Online courses are used in the Albany School District for a couple reasons. The main reason is for credit recovery if a
student did not pass a course throughout the school year, they can recover that credit through an online course. There
may also be courses that are not offered through Albany High School that a student is interested in taking. In this
situation, an online class may be pursued. It is important to keep in mind that online courses are often quite difficult
because the student is the only one taking that course and that they have to be diligent in working independently to be
successful in the course. Students interested in online courses should speak with the counseling office. Any student
who drops an online course after the two-week drop window or fails the course will have to pay for all course costs that
the district is billed.

EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM/START COLLEGE NOW
These programs allow public high school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take post-secondary
courses at a Wisconsin technical college or four-year institution of higher education with prior administrative and school
board approval. Under the Early College Credit/Start College Now programs, the student does not have to pay for a post-
secondary course if the school board determines the course may receive high school credit and the course is not
comparable to a course offered in the school district. Students are required to pay for comparable courses along with any
incidental fees, books, and supplies. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the institution
along with making certain they are in compliance with attendance laws. The school board shall determine whether a post-
secondary course is eligible for high school credit and how much credit may be awarded. Deadlines to turn the application
into the school counselor are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester, so interested
students must plan ahead. For additional information, contact the Counseling office.
**Note: Students who fail or drop out of an Early College Credit Program/Start College Now course are liable for all course
expenses.

MILITARY CAREERS
Many students are beginning to select the United States Armed Services for additional educational training beyond their
high school graduation. The idea that the military is an option only for those students who have failed to maintain good
high school records or who have dropped out of school is NO LONGER TRUE. The branches of the armed services
require a high school diploma and a good academic background for the various career and college options they offer.
The military offers many career opportunities abroad and domestically. Albany High School, generally, offers the ASVAB
(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) twice per year.

TECHNOLOGY PREPARATION
Technology Preparation promotes and supports high school to college transitions for career and technical education
students. It enhances a high school student’s technical and academic skills as well as providing opportunity for
transition into post-secondary education or the workforce. It can no longer be assumed that merely graduating from
high school guarantees automatic acceptance at vocational schools or technical colleges. Many specialized programs
require specific courses as well as an entrance examination. Also, many programs are very popular and will fill up
quickly, so it is important to apply early. Technology preparation students are encouraged to take advantage of the
many career exploration activities offered through Blackhawk Technical College. They should also take articulated
courses or explore youth apprenticeship programs, as described below.

YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP
Students sure of their career direction may be interested in a Youth Apprenticeship. Youth Apprentices (YA’s) may take
either a 1 or 2-year program in Grades 11 & 12 in the following areas: Agriculture; Construction, Financial Services;
Health Services; Information Technology; Hospitality, Lodging and Tourism; Manufacturing/Welding and
Transportation. Youth Apprentices take course specific articulated classes and work in a related business for 450
hours/year. Students must go through an application process for these programs with the Counseling Office. Districts
pay most of the course fee and program costs for YA’s. Students in the Health Services field may also have additional
fees for such things as uniforms, CNA text and registry exam, physical, etc. Applications for seniors are due December
15 to enter the program as a senior. See the next page for technical college articulation information.

WORKPLACE CAREERS
Seniors in good standing and on track to graduate may contact the Counseling office to set up a work release program.
In addition, students must have a minimum of six other courses.

                                      ARTICULATED/ADVANCED STANDING CLASSES
Some high school courses count towards program requirements in specific programs at the Wisconsin Technical
Colleges. Wise planning in high school can save time and money for students interested in related programs at the
technical colleges. Credits earned at Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) are often transferable to colleges in the
Wisconsin Technical College system and some four-year institutions.

Students must complete the course competencies with a grade of a “B” or above for most courses to qualify for credit.
Advanced standing (AS) courses allow a student to bypass certain technical college courses with a grade of B. With
Transcripted Credit courses with a grade of C, a transcript is received from BTC for a college course.

The following courses are currently articulated with Blackhawk Technical College:
     Albany Course Name          BTC Course/#                    Credits            Grade          Course Type
                                                                                    Required
     Accounting I (1 year)       Office Accounting (101-111)     3                  B              AS
     Intro to Computer           Website Development-            3                  C              TC
     Science                     XHTMS/CSS (152-157)
     Office Suites               Intro to MS Office Suites       3                  C              TC
                                 (1083-106)
     Pathways to Business        Intro to Business               3                  C              TC
                                 Management (102-148)
     Oral Communications         Oral Communications             3                  C              TC
                                 (801-196)
     Written Communications      Written Communications          3                  C              TC
                                 (801-195)
     Senior Math                 College Math (804-107)
                                                                 3                  C              TC
     Animal Science              Animal Science (006-180)        3                  C              TC
     Plant Science               Plant Science (006-160)         3                  C              TC
     Shop Math (Monticello)                                      3                  C              TC
     Psychology                  Introduction to Psychology      3                  B              AS

To check to see if the college of your choice has an agreement for accepting BTC credits, you can check this web site
for further information: www.uwsa.edu/tis/ (Transfer Information System)

Check with the Counseling Office for status updates on articulated courses
Code: AS stands for Advanced Standing TC stands for Transcripted Credit (Transcript from BTC)
CAPP/PIE/CCIHS Courses
The Albany School District has partnerships with UW Oshkosh, UW Whitewater, and UW Green Bay to offer college level
courses to our high school students, while utilizing our own teachers. These are the current courses offered through
these programs:

CAPP – UW – Oshkosh                (M) indicates Monticello teacher and (J) indicates Juda teacher
       Astronomy                           Mr. Collins (M)                          4 credits
       Calculus                            Mr. Anderson (J)                         4 credits
       Pre-calculus                        Mr. Collins (M)                          5 credits
       Physics                             Mr. Collins (M)                          5 credits

PIE – UW – Whitewater                                       CCIHS – UW – Green Bay
College English 101   Mr. Diedrich         3 credits        College English 104  Mr. Diedrich        3 credits
                                                            Statistics           Mr. Schwab          4 credits
                                                            Pre-Calculus         Mr. Schwab          4 credits

                                                       COURSE LISTINGS
 Course Name                   Earned              R=        Course Name                                 Earned     R=
                               Credit            Required                                                Credit   Required
 ENGLISH                                                     AGRICULTURE
 Intro to Lit & Composition    1                       R     Intro to Agriculture                        .5         All E
 Literacy Theory               1                       R     DNR Safety             (2020-2021)          .5
 American Literature           1                       E     Natural Resources                           .5
 English 101 (PIE)             1                       E     Garden/Greenhouse       (2020-2021)         .5
 English 104 (CCIHS)           1                       E     Animal Science TC & ES (2020-2021)          1
 Basics of Composition & Lit   1                       E     Wisconsin Food Products                     .5
 Oral Communications (TC)      .5                      E     Farm Management         (2021-2022)         .5
 Written Communications        .5                      E     Wildlife Conservation                       .5
 (TC)                                                        Plant Science TC & ES   (2021-2022)         1
 Journalism                    .5                       E    Vet Science ES          (2021-2022)         .5
 Wilderness Language           .5                       E
 Yearbook                      .5/year                  E
 MATH                                                       BUSINESS
 Algebra 1A                    1                            Office Suites 1 (TC)                         .5          E
 Algebra 1B                    1                   3 are R  Intro to Computer Science (TC)               .5          E
 Algebra 1                     1                    after   Digital Media Production                     .5          E
 Geometry                      1                  Algebra Accounting I (AS)                              .5          E
 Algebra 2                     1                      1,    Accounting II                                1           E
 Statistics (CCIHS)            1                  Algebra Pathways to Business (TC)                      .5          E
 Pre-Calculus (CCIHS/CAPP)     1                  1A or 1B Intro to Computer Programming                 .5          E
 Calculus (CAPP)               1                            Sports Management                            .5          E
 Senior Math (TC)              1                            Personal Finance (Every year)                .5          R
 Shop Math (TC)                1                            Video Game Design                            .5          E
                               1                            Programming I                                .5          E
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                  3R     FAMILY & CONSUMER
 Fall Sports                   .5                (Can take Intro to Culinary Skills                      .5         All E
 Spring Sports                 .5                   1 P.E.  Culinary Skills                              .5
 Strength & Conditioning       .5                 class per International Foods                          .5
 Adventure Education           .5 (1x only)      semester) Confectionary Arts                            .5
 3 Sport Athlete (only once)   .5 (1x only)           E     Sew What                                     .5
 Health                        .5                     R     Housing & Interior Design                    .5
                                                            Adulting 101                                 .5
                                                            Parent & Child                               .5
                                                            Child Development          (2020-2021)       .5
Wisconsin Food Products                    .5
 SCIENCE                                                  VOCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
 Physical Science             1                   E       Intro to Technology                        1           All E
 Biology                      1                   R       Woods 1 and/or 2                           .5 (each)
 Biology 2                    1                   E       Metals/Welding 1 and/or 2                  .5 (each)
 Chemistry                    1                   E       CAD/3D Printing           (2021-2022)      .5
 Advanced Chemistry           1                   E       Architectural Drafting    (2020-2021)      .5
 Anatomy & Physiology         1                   E       Robotics/Programming       (2020-2021)     .5
 Into to Physics              1                   E       Small Engines 1 and/or 2 (2020-2021)       .5 (each)
 Physics (CAPP)               1                   E       Transportation            (2021-2022)      .5
 Ecology                      1                   E       Work Co-op                 (2020-2021)     .5
 Astronomy (CAPP)             1                   E       Automotive Mechanics       (2021-2022)     .5
 Animal Science (TC) ES       1                   E       Construction Trades       (2020-2021)      .5
 Plant Science (TC) ES        1                   E       Advanced Manufacturing (2021-2022)         .5
 Vet Science ES               .5                  E       Home/Vehicle Ownership (2020-2021)         .5
 SOCIAL STUDIES                                           OTHER                                      .25 per     All E
 U.S. History                 1                   R       Student Aide                               semester
 World History                1                   R
 Civics                       1                   R
 Psychology                   1                   E
 Street Law                   .5                  E
 Modern History               .5 or 1             E
 Global Issues                .5                  E
 Holocaust                    .5                  E
 FOREIGN LANGUAGE                                         YOUTH APPRENTICE PROGRAMS                  (Grades
 Spanish 1                    1                 All E     Architecture & Construction                11-12)      All E
 Spanish 2                    1                           Agriculture                                Up to 2
 Spanish 3                    1                           Financial Services                         credits
 Spanish 4                    1                           Health Services                            per year
                                                          Hospitality, Lodging and Tourism
                                                          Information Technology
                                                          Manufacturing/Welding
                                                          Transportation
 ART                                                      MUSIC
 Art Studio                   .5                All E     Band                                       1           All E
 Clay Studio                  .5                          Band B                                     .5 per
 Photography                  .5                          Choir                                      year
                                                          Choir B                                    1
                                                                                                     .5 per
                                                                                                     year
Courses labeled ES duplicate as a science credit for graduation. Some courses require instructor approval.
Some Elective courses may require outside materials that students will be responsible to purchase.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Introduction to Agriculture                          Wisconsin Food Products
0.5 Credits                                          0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                          Grades 9-12
       Areas covered include agriculture career             Students will focus on products that are
       exploration, FFA, animals (both large and            grown, and produced right here in the
       small), plants, wildlife and natural                 state of Wisconsin. These include dairy,
       resources, FFA Leadership, agri-business             vegetable, and animal. Answering
       and marketing. Learning what a                       questions like why are they best suited
       “Supervised Agricultural Experience                  for our climate and where does Wisconsin
       Program” is and how to keep records on an            rank in certain produce areas. We will
       SAE is also emphasized. Field trips will be          also focus on the variety of ways to
       taken to judging contests, dairy expo and            preserve foods so that they can be
       local agricultural businesses. Students              consumed at a later date. This course is
       planning to take later agriculture courses           offered every school year. FFA
       are encouraged to take this course as a              membership encouraged.
       freshman. This course is offered in even
       school years. FFA membership
       encouraged.

DNR Safety Class                                     Greenhouse and Garden
0.5 Credits                                          0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                          Grades 9-12
        Students enrolled in this course will have          This will be a “hands on” course. Some
        the option of Wisconsin Hunter Education,           time will be spent working in the Albany
        Trapper Education, Snowmobile, ATV and              gardens. Quarters 2 and 3 will grow in
        Boating Education. This course will vary            the ag room or greenhouse. This course
        from year to year depending on the needs            gives students the opportunity to manage
        of the students enrolled, as far as which           the school’s working
        certifications are offered. This course is          greenhouse. Students will be responsible
        offered in odd school years. FFA                    for the day-to-day operations of plant
        membership encouraged.                              care, pest management and business
                                                            decisions. We will run through financial
                                                            management of a greenhouse and the
                                                            best way to make it profitable. Students
                                                            will work on packaging and presenting
                                                            items for the FFA spring plant sale, which
                                                            includes vegetables, ornamental plants,
                                                            and bedding flowers. This class will work
                                                            extensively in the greenhouse. This
                                                            course is offered every other school year,
                                                            opposite of Plant Science. FFA
                                                            membership encouraged.
Wildlife Conservation                                 Natural Resources
0.5 Credits                                           0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                           Grades 9-12
        This course will examine various aspects of          This course will develop the student’s
        wildlife management and conservation.                knowledge on worldwide issues involving
        Topics will include a detailed look at many          the environment and our natural
        big and small game species native to the             resources. Topics in this course will
        United States, endangered species, and the           include environmental science, pollution
        devastation of species in other countries.           control, soil and water conservation,
        Units will also include quality deer                 sustainable agriculture practices, land use
        management, teeth aging, Boone and                   planning, forestry practices, alternative
        Crocket antler measuring, hunting                    energy sources and park and recreation
        regulations and taxidermy. This course is            management. This course is offered in
        offered in even school years. FFA                    odd school years. FFA membership is
        membership encouraged.                               encouraged.

Farm Management                                       Vet Science
0.5 Credits                                           0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                          Grades 10-12
       Students will take an in depth look at the            Pre-requisite: Biology and Animal Science
       production agriculture industry. Areas                with a C or better. An emphasis of the
       covered will include choosing an enterprise           class will be on animal reproduction
       or diversifying, animal breeding systems,             issues. Students will learn what takes
       herd establishments, crop rotations, record           place during estrus and gestation.
       keeping skills, equipment decisions, farm             Students will learn about the concepts of
       planning, financial management, and                   artificial insemination and embryo
       managing a business. Major project will               transfer. They will also learn about the
       include making management decisions for               internal anatomy of several types of
       a practice farm. Field trips to local                 animals. Common diseases and
       production facilities are included. This              treatments will be covered. Students will
       course is offered in even school years. FFA           learn hands-on skills such as taking
       membership encouraged.                                temperature, heart rates, and respiration
                                                             rates of live animals. Students will learn
                                                             about careers associated with health care
                                                             of animals. This course is offered in even
                                                             school years. . FFA membership
                                                             encouraged
Art Education
Art Studio                                         Clay Studio
0.5 Credits                                        0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                        Grades 9-12
       This course can be taken each semester             This course will offer a broad range study
       and takes the place of media-based                 of ceramic history, and clay techniques
       courses such as drawing, painting,                 including pinch, slab, coil, combinations,
       sculpture and ceramics. Students in this           and glaze exploration. Use and care of
       course work independently or in small              materials, tools and studio space, along
       groups to complete 8 self-paced units              with creativity and high quality
       including creation of a portfolio. Units of        craftsmanship will be emphasized.
       study focus on thinking and behaving like          Students must be self-motivated and able
       an artist. Students are encouraged to use a        to work independently. Students will be
       wide variety of materials and cover a range        evaluated on projects, critiques, quizzes,
       of subject matter. While technical artistic        and participation.
       skills are practiced and required in this
       course, emphasis is put on problem solving,
       exploring and showing growth. They will
       design their own learning goals and
       independent outcomes. Students are
       required to track their own progress and
       share their work publicly.

Photography
0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12
       This course is a study of composition as
       applied to photography. Emphasis is placed
       on identifying and isolating compositional
       elements for a photograph. Topics include
       the Golden Rectangle/Golden Mean and
       the Rule of Thirds as applied to
       photographic arts. The course will also
       introduce aesthetic and technical theories
       and techniques of digital photography.
       Topics include camera and lens operation,
       memory cards, file formats, exposure,
       white balance, composition, lighting, and
       creativity. Students will begin to develop a
       personal photographic style.
Business Education
Introduction to Computer Science                      Office Suites
0.5 Credits                                           0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                           Grades 9-12
       The course is designed to introduce                    Develop skills in Microsoft office; Word,
       students to the breadth of the field of                PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Publisher
       computer science through an exploration                that you will need as a student or for a
       of engaging and accessible topics. Rather              job. You will develop software
       than focusing the entire course on learning            applications skills needed as you continue
       particular software tools or programming               your education and prepare for your
       languages, the course is designed to focus             technical or college goals. Office skills
       on the conceptual ideas of computing and               give you the edge over other students if
       help students understand why certain tools             you need to work while you go to college,
       or languages might be utilized to solve                or if you want to enter the job market
       particular problems. The goal of Intro to              after high school graduation. If students
       Computer Science is to develop in students             earn a C or better in this course they will
       the computational practices of algorithm               receive Transcripted Credit through
       development, problem solving and                       Blackhawk Technical College.
       programming within the context of
       problems that are relevant to the lives of     Introduction to Computer Programming
       today’s students. Students will also be        0.5 Credits
       introduced to topics such as interface         Grades 9-12
       design, limits of computers, and societal              This course is the exposure course in
       and ethical issues. If students earn a C or            computer programming. It is designed
       better in this course they will receive                for students to begin the understanding
       Transcripted Credit through Blackhawk                  of how computer program works and the
       Technical College.                                     logic involved in writing simple
                                                              programs.

Video Game Design                                     Programming 1
0.5 Credits                                           0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                          Grades 10-12
Pre-requisite: Office Suites or Intro to Computer     Pre-requisite: Intro to Computer Programming.
        Science. Video Game Design is one of the      This course is strongly recommended for
        fastest growing industries, and there is a    students planning on college or technical school
        strong need for computer programming          with computer, mathematics, business, science,
        and 21st Century Skills in today’s            electronics, robotics or engineering emphasis. In
        workplace. This class will teach students     this class students will use the Python AND
        how to create video games while               Microsoft Visual Basic™ language to create their
        emphasizing the skills necessary in the       own professional-looking Windows programs.
        video game design field, such as problem-     They will learn to write programs involving
        solving, planning, teamwork, math, art,       variables, loops, decisions, calculations, message
        and story-writing. The primary program        boxes, buttons, multiple forms, menus, graphics,
        used will be Kodu, which creates games        string manipulation and many other concepts
        that can be played on PCs and Xbox. We        fundamental to all programming.
        will also explore other game design
        programs such as Scratch and Piskel. This
        is a telepresence class through Monticello.
Accounting I                                         Accounting II
1 Credit                                             0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                         Grades 11-12
       This class provides the basis for any area of        Pre-requisite: Accounting I. Continue to
       business that interests you, agricultural,           build upon your business skills by taking
       corporate, environmental, medical, or small          an advanced class in accounting as you
       business. Accounting is the language of              prepare for your business degree or enter
       business. Business Accounting introduces             the job market. Projects and assignments
       you to business and accounting                       will use a combination of
       concepts. This class provides the skills             online/technology and paper/pencil so
       necessary to enter any technical or college          you learn software applications used by
       business program, or begin an entry-level            businesses and how to work problems
       business career after high school. Students          and calculations by hand. This class
       will utilize accounting software to complete         explores the many business career
       assignments and projects. Many colleges              opportunities that are waiting for you.
       require high school business courses and
       accounting builds skills for entry level job
       positions. Upon completion with a grade of
       a B or higher, you will earn Advanced
       Standing credit through Blackhawk
       Technical College.

Pathways to Business                                 Digital Media Production
0.5 Credits                                          0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                         Grades 11-12
       No matter what kind of business you are               This course offers participants a practical
       interested in, learn introductory concepts            introduction to digital media with a core
       of business and management that                       curriculum that exposes participants to
       everyone needs to know. Begin your                    the practice of the media arts. Through
       technical or college career understanding             the curriculum, individuals are given the
       the basics of business and                            opportunity to develop hands-on
       management. Work on individual and                    production skills, achieve technical
       group projects as you learn business basics           proficiency, and make sophisticated
       of leadership and management for any                  choices in the creation of digital media
       career. Explore your career interest and              art. Individual and group projects will
       develop the background you need for                   utilize various forms of mobile technology
       technical and college courses no matter               and applications (Blogs, Social Media) for
       what area of business interests you. If               class presentations. In addition, students
       students earn a C or better in this course            will create websites, highlight videos and
       they will receive Transcripted Credit from            documentaries utilizing Movie Maker and
       Blackhawk Technical College.                          Adobe Design Suite. The course is ideal
                                                             for participants seeking to build digital
                                                             media production and web design skills.
Sports Management                                     Personal Finance
0.5 Credits                                           0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                          Grades 11-12
       This course is designed to introduce an               This course is required for graduation.
       understanding of the principles necessary             Personal Finance builds life skills as you
       to properly operate a sports or                       learn to manage money and make
       entertainment organization. Principles                financial decisions. Students work on
       include facility management, marketing                individual and group projects as they
       and promotion, public relations,                      learn about budgeting, checking
       community service, sponsorships and legal             accounts, credit/debit cards, renting, real
       issues. In addition, students are provided            estate, insurance planning, credit score
       an overview of the hotel, restaurant,                 management, rights and responsibilities
       tourism and event industries. Basic                   as a consumer, and
       operations, development, and                          retirement planning. Students will also
       management of those industries are                    have an understanding of legal and
       covered. The course will offer theoretical            ethical considerations that affect financial
       and practical application by providing                decision-making.
       simulations, case studies and projects that
       allow the students to become a decision
       maker in an organization. Students will
       also have the opportunity to visit and get a
       behind the scenes look into a sports or
       event organization. Students will have the
       latest in mobile technology in the
       classroom to further engage themselves
       into the world of sports, entertainment and
       hospitality!
English
Introduction to Literature and Composition            Literary Theory
1 Credit                                              1 Credit
Grade 9                                               Grade 10
       English 9 is a survey course for freshmen             Pre-requisite: Introduction to Literature
       that enhances skills and knowledge in                 and Composition. Literary Theory is
       reading, writing, standard English usage,             a course that builds upon the skills
       analysis of language (written and spoken),            learned in English 9. In Literary Theory,
       and media research. Students enrolled in              students will move beyond the basics of
       this course focus on basic writing skills,            writing and begin to study the
       fiction and nonfiction reading skills, and            components of writing, including formal
       academic discourse skills. Literature units           literature analysis. Selected literature for
       include Romeo and Juliet by William                   the course includes The Scarlet Letter by
       Shakespeare, To Kill a Mockingbird by                 Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Tempest and
       Harper Lee, Lord of the Flies by William              Macbeth by William Shakespeare, as well
       Golding, and various short stories, poems,            as various short stories, poems, and
       and nonfiction selections. Students will              nonfiction selections. Students will
       begin to build their knowledge of                     continue to study vocabulary with and
       vocabulary, including word study and                  emphasis in Greek and Latin Root words.
       poetic devices.

American Literature                                   Basics of Composition and Literature
1 Credit                                              1 Credit
Grades 11-12                                          Grade 12
       Prerequisite: Introduction to Literature and          Approval required from instructor or
       Composition and Literary Theory.                      school counselor.
       American Literature includes a historical             This course focuses on basic writing,
       analysis on writing throughout the                    reading, and communication skills that
       development of the country. This course               are necessary for life after high school.
       contains a heavy writing component, which             Students will develop skills that will be
       focuses on critical analysis and                      helpful in the workplace and in various
       argumentative skills. This course will                areas of their adult life. Major units
       include a large research component in the             include: Resumes, cover letters, and
       Spring Semester. Students will read a                 interviewing skills; nonfiction reading for
       selection of pieces from American                     information; and business and technical
       Literature including Ethan Frome by Edith             writing.
       Wharton, Of Mice and Men by John
       Steinbeck, and The Crucible by Arthur
       Miller.
Yearbook                                               Journalism
0.5 Credits (Discretion of Advisor)                    0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                            Grades 10-12
       In this course, students work collaboratively   This course is designed for students interested in
       over the year to produce the School             learning journalistic writing techniques and
       Yearbook. They will develop skills in design,   improving communication skills. This course
       layout, photography, marketing, and             includes news, feature, and editorial writing,
       journalistic writing. This is a Pass/Fail       interviewing, and the legal aspects of journalism.
       course in which students earn credit by         Students will create and write in the student-led
       committing a set number of hours towards        newspaper throughout the semester.
       the development of the yearbook. Activities
       that earn hours include designing spreads
       in the yearbook, fundraising activities,
       marketing activities, and taking pictures at
       events.

College English 101                                   College English 104
1 Credit                                              1 Credit (Block Format)
Grades 11-12                                          Grade 12
       College Writing is an inquiry based class             Pre-requisite: College English 101. This
       designed to cultivate existing reading and            course is specifically designed for seniors
       writing skills so that they are appropriate           planning to attend a four-year
       for university level work. Students will              college. English 104 develops an
       read, discuss and analyze a range of                  awareness of modern world literature
       thematically based non-fiction writing that           through the study of various literary
       revolve around the power of language to               forms. Students will develop close
       shape identity, create meaning, and form              reading and academic writing skills by
       our world. Students will be expected to               analyzing, evaluating, interpreting, and
       synthesize these materials and articulate             discussing fiction and non-fiction writing.
       their unique thoughts through both oral               In addition to earning high school credit,
       presentations and a variety of written                students may also earn three credits
       formats with an emphasis on academic                  through UW-Green Bay’s College Credit in
       writing. The class is offered as a dual credit        High School (CCIHS) program.
       course. Students earn high school credit
       and may also earn three transcripted
       credits through UW-Whitewater’s Partner’s
       in Education (PIE) program. “The PIE
       program is a concurrent education program
       which provides a unique way to deliver
       rigorous curriculum to qualified high school
       students by allowing them to earn college
       credit while still fully engaged in the high
       school activities. By taking college credit in
       high school, students also set themselves
       apart by demonstrating that they can
       succeed in college courses”
       (http://www.uww.ce/pie)
Written Communication                                  Oral/Interpersonal Communication
0.5 Credits                                            0.5 Credits
Grade 12                                               Grade 12
       Pre-requisite: Introduction to Literature              Pre-requisites: Introduction to Literature
       and Composition, Literary Theory, and                  and Composition, Literary Theory,
       American Literature. This course develops              American Literature, and Written
       writing skills which include prewriting,               Communication. Oral Communications is
       drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of          a semester-long course for seniors
       writing assignments are designed to help               designed to study the purposes and
       the learner analyze audience and purpose,              methods of communication in real-world
       research and organize ideas, and format                and professional settings. Topics of study
       and design documents based on subject                  include non-verbal communication,
       matter and content. Also, this course helps            presentations, interviews, discussions
       develop critical reading and thinking skills           with a focus, meetings, and examination
       through the analysis of a variety of written           of oral communication in
       documents. Word processed assignments                  practice. Students will study films for
       and a 5-7 page research paper are                      their communicative principles, conduct
       required. This course, which follows the               interviews and be interviewed, and
       curriculum for the Blackhawk Technical                 observe natural
       College course of the same name, will be               communication. Conventions of spoken
       taught as a college course. Students                   English will be studied in this course, as
       achieving an A-C will earn Wisconsin                   well as diction, delivery, and fluency. This
       Technical School credit through Blackhawk              course, as well as diction, delivery, and
       Technical College, which may also transfer             fluency. This course, which follows the
       to other Technical or 4-year universities.             curriculum for the Blackhawk Technical
                                                              College course of the same name, will be
                                                              taught as a college course. Students
Wilderness                                                    achieving an A-C will earn Wisconsin
0.5 Credits                                                   Technical School credit through
Grades 11-12                                                  Blackhawk Technical College, which may
        Pre-requisite: Introduction to Literature             also transfer to other Technical or 4-year
        and Composition, Literary Theory, and                 universities.
        American Literature or English 11
        concurrently or prior. Approximate cost to
        student: $30 for field trip expenses (Aldo
        Leopold Center or Canoe/Hiking Trip).
        Meant for students with an interest in the
        outdoors and the environment. Wilderness
        uses essays, novels, and articles to
        examine man’s changing relationship with
        nature. Students will be expected to
        actively read and critically participate in
        group discussions. Written assignments
        will include critical reviews, short-answer
        responses, and essays. The culminating
        project will be an extensive research
        project presented using multi-media.
Family & Consumer Science
Introduction to Culinary Skills                         Culinary Skills
0.5 Credits                                             0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                             Grades 9-12
       This course studies the individual and                  Pre-requisite: Intro to Culinary Skills. This
       family food needs in today’s life                       class is a continuation of Intro to Culinary
       styles. Students are introduced to the field            Skills, developing culinary skills, and
       of food preparation and nutrition through               studying nutrition. Units covered will
       “hands on” experiences. Some units                      include: fruits, vegetables, meats, pies
       covered include: quick breads, breakfast                and pastry. Students will participate in
       cookery, eggs, dairy products, and                      cooking related service projects.
       gingerbread houses. This course is a pre-
       requisite for all FACS foods courses.

International Foods                                     Sew What?
0.5 Credits                                             0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                             Grades 9-12
       Pre-requisite: Intro to Culinary Skills with a          The student will be constructing projects
       grade of C or better. Students will study               in this course requiring outside materials
       the foods and cultures of many countries                that they will be responsible to
       through projects and “hands on” food                    purchase. This course is a continuation of
       preparation. Some of the cuisines could                 the Middle School sewing unit. Basic
       include East Indian, Japanese, Chinese,                 sewing skills will be further developed.
       Mexican, Italian, and German. Be ready to               Sewing projects (quilt, pillows, etc.) or
       try many new delicacies.                                garments will be completed during the
                                                               semester. Students must provide fabric
                                                               and notions to complete class projects.
                                                               This course is offered in even school
                                                               years.

Parent and Child                                        Child Development
0.5 Credits                                             0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                            Grades 10-12
       This course revolves around the child and        Pre-requisite: Parent and Child. Designed for
       the meaning of parenthood. Class activities      students interested in the field of child
       will emphasize the responsibilities and          development or to strengthen parenting skills.
       challenges of parenting. Special topics will     Students gain knowledge in child growth and the
       include pregnancy prevention, teen               interrelationship in areas of physical, cognitive,
       parenting, family types, child abuse,            and social-emotional development. We will
       adoption, and surrogacy. Students will           explore various roles and techniques for working
       participate in a parenting simulation with       with children ages one through twelve through
       the Real Care Baby. Class material is            readings, observations, and projects. This course
       presented through guest speakers,                is encouraged for any student wo is pursuing a
       projects, videos, and class discussions.         career in Early Childhood or Elementary
                                                        Education.
Housing and Interior Design                            Confectionary Arts
0.5 Credits                                            0.5 Credits
Grades 10-12                                           Grades 11-12
       This class is for students who want practical          Pre-requisite: Intro to Culinary Skills with
       knowledge on how to decorate their future              a grade of C or better. This course is
       homes or apartments and those interested               designed for the student who wants to
       in a career in interior design. It deals with          explore the creative aspect of
       the needs of individuals and families to               foods. Possible areas of study
       promote and maintain a clean, orderly,                 include: cake decorating, candy making,
       safe, and anesthetically desirable                     garnishing and marketing confectionary
       environment. Students study and apply the              products.
       principles and elements of design in
       working with personal environments;
       background treatments, furniture                Adulting 101
       arrangement and selection. Various              0.5 Credits
       assigned projects deal with color, theory,      Grade 12
       design principles, and drawing floor plans             This semester course helps prepare
       and evaluations.                                       students for life beyond high school. The
                                                              course explores how to survive
                                                              roommates and dorm life/apartment
                                                              living, develop skills in organization,
                                                              reduce stress, learn to budget and
                                                              develop career skills for the 21st
                                                              century. Students will especially enjoy
                                                              the occasional "Mug Monday" and the
                                                              food preparation labs.
Foreign Language
Spanish 1                                               Spanish 2
1 Credit                                                1 Credit
Grades 9-12                                             Grades 10-12
                                                               Pre-requisite: Spanish 1 with a grade of C
       Pre-requisite: Spanish 7 and 8 with a grade             or better. Spanish 2 will build on the
       of C or better. Spanish 1 will provide the              knowledge gained in Spanish 1. This
       student with a general introduction to the              course will also reinforce and strengthen
       Spanish language: sound system,                         the skills learned in Spanish 1: listening,
       pronunciation, functional vocabulary                    speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis
       related to everyday life, cultural                      is on perfecting pronunciation,
       information and basic grammatical                       proficiency of the basic grammatical
       structures. Emphasis will be on the                     structures, and increased communicative
       acquisition of four skills: listening, speaking,        abilities. Students will be engaged in a
       reading, and limited, guided writing. This              variety of activities to foster a better
       class will teach a basic understanding of               understanding of the language and
       Spanish culture, vocabulary, and                        culture.
       grammatical concepts.

Spanish 3                                           Spanish 4
1 Credit                                            1 Credit
Grades 11-12                                        Grade 12
       Pre-requisite: Spanish 1 and 2 with a grade         Pre-requisite: Spanish 1, 2, and 3 with a
       of C or better. The course is a continuation        grade of C or better. This course builds
       and recycling of knowledge acquired in              upon knowledge gained in Spanish 1, 2,
       Spanish 1 and Spanish 2, as well as an              and 3. Students will be expected to
       introduction to new vocabulary,                     expand their vocabulary range to include
       grammatical structures, and expressions.            more sophisticated terms, use advance
       Students continue to develop their                  language expressions, verb tenses and
       proficiency in speaking, listening, writing,        grammatical concepts such as the
       and reading by interacting with each other          subjunctive mood. Students will view
       and other speakers of Spanish. Students             Spanish language films, read selected
       will understand oral and written messages           Spanish literature, and comprehend the
       in the target language and will make level          main ideas of authentic materials that
       appropriate oral and written presentations.         they read and hear. Students will be able
       Student will communication on a variety of          to identify significant details when topics
       topics using more complex grammatical               are familiar. Students are expected to
       structures, moving from concrete to more            communicated in Spanish as much as
       abstract cultural and language concepts.            possible.
       Students are expected to communication in
       Spanish as much as possible.
Online Options:
       If students are interested in learning a
       foreign language other than Spanish, they
       should speak with the school counselor.
       There are online offerings, but students
       need to be prepared for independent and
       rigorous course work in order to be
       successful in learning a foreign language
       online.
Mathematics
Algebra IA                                          Algebra IB
1 Credit                                            1 Credit
Grade 9                                             Grade 10
       Algebra 1A is a course designed to teach            Pre-requisite: Algebra 1A. Algebra 1B is
       the concepts of algebra at a slower pace            the second year companion course to
       than Algebra 1. After the successful                Algebra 1A. In Algebra 1B students will
       completion of Algebra 1A, students will             continue their growth with linear
       take Algebra 1B. Students may then take             equations. They will develop strategies to
       Geometry to complete the three-credit               solve systems of equations and
       math requirement. In Algebra 1A students            inequalities. After the mastery of solving
       will learn about linear equations. They will        and graphing linear equations they will be
       develop strategies to solve and graph linear        introduced to factoring polynomials and
       equations along with connections to real            how math connects to real world
       world situations.                                   situations.

Algebra 1                                              Geometry
1 Credit                                               1 Credit
Grades 8-9                                             Grades 10-12
         Algebra I is a course designed to apply                Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 1A
         properties of real numbers, simplify and               and 1B. Geometry introduces the study
         factor expressions, solve, write, and graph            of points, segments, triangles, polygons,
         linear equations and inequalities, solve               circles, solid figures, and their
         systems of equations and inequalities and              relationship as a mathematical system
         apply the applications to real-world                   and the relationship to the real world. A
         situations and problem solving. Students               key skill learned in geometry is the ability
         are expected to master these concepts to               to comprehend a problem by proving
         prepare for future mathematics courses.                theorems using definitions and previous
                                                                knowledge.

Algebra 2
1 Credit
Grades 10-12
       Pre-requisite: Algebra 1A & 1B OR Algebra
       1 and Geometry. Algebra 2 is a course
       designed to apply and expand upon
       knowledge learned in Algebra I. Students
       will learn about different families of
       functions and how to transform these
       functions to correlate to real-world
       data. Types of functions include: quadratic
       functions, higher order polynomials,
       logarithmic functions, exponential
       functions, trigonometric functions, radical
       functions, and rational functions.
Statistics CCIHS                                      Pre-Calculus CCIHS
1 Credit                                              1 Credit
Grades 11-12                                          Grades 11-12
        Pre-requisite: Algebra 2 with a grade of B or        Pre-requisite: Algebra 2 with a grade of B
        better and at least a 3.25 GPA. This year-           or better and at least a 3.25 GPA. Pre-
        long course follows the AP Statistics                Calculus teaches the fundamental
        curriculum and one semester of college               concepts and relationships of
        Elementary Statistics at UW-Green                    functions. Students will expand their
        Bay. Students are exposed to four broad              knowledge of quadratic, exponential, and
        conceptual themes: Exploring Data –                  logarithmic functions. They will develop
        describing patterns and departures from              multiple strategies for analyzing complex
        patterns; Sampling and Experimentation –             situations and trigonometry is learned in
        planning and conducting a study;                     this course. Pre-Calculus is a highly
        Anticipating Patterns – exploring random             recommended course for those students
        phenomena using probability and                      who plan to continue their education
        simulation; and Statistical Inference –              beyond high school and those who are
        estimating population parameters and                 interested in taking Calculus next year.
        testing hypotheses. Students may take this           Students may take this course for 4
        course for 4 college credits through UW-             college credits through UW-Green Bay’s
        Green Bay’s CCIHS Program if they meet               CCIHS Program if they meet the UW
        the UW System Math Placement                         System Math Placement requirements or
        requirements or earn a B or better in                earn a B or better in Algebra 2.
        Algebra 2.

Pre-Calculus CAPP                                    Calculus CAPP
1 Credit                                             1 Credit
Grades 11-12                                         Grade 12
       Pre-requisite: Algebra 2 with a grade of B or        Pre-requisite: Pre-Calculus with a grade of
       better and at least a 3.25 GPA. This course          C or better and at least a 3.25 GPA. In
       is intended for those who love math or who           addition to high school credit, students
       plan on math related fields such as                  may choose to take this course for
       engineering. The course picks up where               4 college credits through UW-Oshkosh's
       Algebra 2 stops, but with an emphasis on             CAPP Program. Calculus is for the college
       graphing. We deal with polynomials, two              bound student who plans to continue
       and three dimensional conics, polar                  their education in the fields of business,
       equations, graphic parameters, vector                math, science, engineering, electronics
       analysis and probability and statistics. We          and medicine or who plan to take calculus
       end the year with the limit concept along            at the college level. This course is not
       with simple differential and integral                intended to replace calculus at the
       equations. Choose this course if you plan            college level, but to prepare students for
       to go on to engineering, mathematics, or             success in college calculus courses. The
       medical related field. This course may be            course is fast-paced to help prepare
       taken for 5 college credits through UW-              students for the rigors of college. A
       Oshkosh’s CAPP Program, if student meets             graphing calculator is required for this
       the UW System Math Placement                         course. This is a telepresence class
       requirements. This is a telepresence class           through Juda.
       through Monticello.
Shop Math                                                College Tech Math
1 Credit                                                 1 Credit
Grades 11-12                                             Grade 12
       This course includes the basic principles of             Approval required from instructor or
       arithmetic beginning with whole numbers                  school counselor.
       and common fractions, and continuing                     Only for students who have teacher or
       through decimals, percentages, ratios,                   counseling office recommendation.
       proportions and averages, measurements,                  This course is designed to review and develop
       use of constants, tapers and coordinate                  fundamental concepts of mathematics
       systems. It will also include the study of               pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and
       the properties of circles, volumes and                   algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and
                                                                3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis
       surface areas of various solids, an
                                                                is placed on problem solving, critical thinking
       introduction to practical algebra and
                                                                and logical reasoning, making connections,
       trigonometric principles used in solving                 and using calculators. Topics include
       right triangles as well as applications of the           performing arithmetic operations and
       sine and cosine law in solving oblique                   simplifying algebraic expressions, solving
       triangles. These principles are applied to               linear equations and inequalities in one
       typical shop problems throughout the                     variable, solving proportions and
       course. If student earns a C or better in this           incorporating percent applications,
       course they will receive Transcripted Credit             manipulating formulas, solving and graphing
       through Blackhawk Technical College. This                systems of linear equations and inequalities
       course is a telepresence course offered through          in two variables, finding areas and volumes of
       Monticello.                                              geometric figures, applying similar and
                                                                congruent triangles, converting
                                                                measurements within and between U.S. and
                                                                metric systems, applying Pythagorean
                                                                Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles,
                                                                calculating probabilities, organizing data and
                                                                interpreting charts, calculating central and
                                                                spread measures, and summarizing and
                                                                analyzing data. If student earns a C or better
                                                                in this course they will receive Transcripted
                                                                Credit through Blackhawk Technical College.
Music Education
Band                                                Band B
1 Credit                                            1 Credit (Band and Choir for 1 Credit)
Grades 9-12                                         Grades 9-12
       Band is designed to give students the               Taken every other day.
       opportunity to develop themselves as                This course is only taken if the student is
       musicians, as well as represent their school        also in Choir.
       and community. Students will develop                Band is designed to give students the
       various musical skills through lessons,             opportunity to develop themselves as
       rehearsals, and performances. Band assists          musicians, as well as represent their
       students in developing confidence,                  school and community. Students will
       responsibility, and common goals with their         develop various musical skills through
       peers, while expanding their knowledge of           lessons, rehearsals, and
       the musical world around them. Any new              performances. Band assists students
       or returning student that has not played in         in developing confidence, responsibility,
       the previous term must have instructor              and common goals with their peers, while
       approval.                                           expanding their knowledge of the musical
                                                           world around them. Any new or returning
                                                           student that has not played in the
                                                           previous term must have instructor
                                                           approval.

Choir                                                Choir B
1 Credit                                             1 Credit (Band and Choir for 1 Credit)
Grades 9-12                                          Grades 9-12
       This semester-long course explores choral             Taken every other day.
       music from a wide variety of cultures and             This course is only taken if student is also
       time periods through study and                        in Band.
       performance. The core curriculum                      This every other day year-long course
       emphasizes the basics of vocal technique,             explores choral music from a wide variety
       sight-reading, music theory, and music                of cultures and time periods through
       history. Students in choir are expected to            study and performance. The core
       participate in one concert per semester, as           curriculum emphasizes the basics of vocal
       well as festival performances. Students               technique, sight-reading, music theory,
       also have the opportunity to participate in           and music history. Students in choir are
       Solo and Ensemble Festival.                           expected to participate in one concert
                                                             per semester, as well as festival
                                                             performances. Students also have the
                                                             opportunity to participate in Solo and
                                                             Ensemble Festival.
Physical Education/Health
Fall Sports                                         Spring Sports
0.5 Credits                                         0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                         Grades 9-12
        This course can be taken each year. This           This course can be taken each year. This
        course is designed for students to continue        course is designed for students to
        to develop and improve the skills and              continue to develop and improve the
        knowledge necessary to participate                 skills and knowledge necessary to
        successfully in a variety of lifetime and          participate successfully in a variety of
        team/individual fall sports. Students are          lifetime and team/individual fall sports.
        expected to learn advanced skills and              Students are expected to learn advanced
        strategies and demonstrate them in game            skills and strategies and demonstrate
        situations. Units of study include flag            them in game situations. Units of study
        football, soccer, volleyball, geocaching,          include tchoukball, softball, ultimate
        bowling, pickleball, handball, team                frisbee, lacrosse, golf, badminton,
        building, basketball, and hockey. Students         speedball, eclipse ball, create-a-game,
        will also complete the FitnessGram                 and tennis, and yard games. Students will
        physical fitness assessment.                       also complete the FitnessGram physical
                                                           fitness assessment.

Strength & Conditioning                              Adventure Education
0.5 Credits                                          0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                          Grades 11-12
         This course can be taken each semester.             This course may only be taken during the
         This course is designed for students to             fall semester. Before enrolling, students
         learn fitness concepts and conditioning             must get prior authorization from the
         techniques in order to obtain optimal               physical education teacher, this class will
         physical fitness. Students will learn the           be both lecture and classroom activity
         basics of strength training, aerobic                based and is designed to expose
         training, fitness training, and                     students to a variety of outdoor skills.
         conditioning. Students will also complete           Units of study include, but are not
         the FitnessGram physical fitness                    limited to, camping, hiking, survival skills,
         assessment.                                         orienteering, geocaching, canoeing, knot
                                                             tying, bicycling, and ropes course.

3 Sport Athlete                                      Health
0.5 Credits                                          0.5 Credits
Grades 9-12                                          Grade 9, Generally
       Students must successfully finish 3 sports           This course is designed to provide you
       throughout the school year to use this               with knowledge and skills to help you
       option towards 0.5 credits of P.E.                   make positive choices, develop healthy
       Paperwork will need to be filed and this             relationships, and reduce high-risk
       option can only be used one time per                 behaviors as a teenager and continue
       student. Please see the counseling office            living a positive, successful life as an
       for more information.                                adult. Units of study include personal
                                                            wellness, personal safety, nutrition
                                                            wellness, mental & emotional wellness,
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