2020-2021 Course Guide - Albany School District
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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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