2021-22 Enrollment Information Tradition Spirit Pride

 
2021-22 Enrollment Information Tradition Spirit Pride
2021-22 Enrollment Information

    Tradition • Spirit • Pride
2021-22 Enrollment Information Tradition Spirit Pride
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                              PLANNING
                   WESTERN HEIGHTS 2021-2022
8201 SW 44th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73179                                                      (HS 350-3435) (9th 350-3415)

 Table of Contents
Art ..............................................................................3
Business and Information Technology.......................5                                    Administration
Business Education ....................................................5
Foreign Language .................................................. 5-6
Gifted Education Program .......................................16                            Ninth Grade………………. Carolyn Anyong
Family and Consumer Sciences ..............................6-7                                HS Principal ..................... Lynette Brown
Language Arts........................................................ 7-8
                                                                                              Assistant Principal ........... Steve Brinson
Mathematics .......................................................... 8-9
Music ................................................................... 10-11               Assistant Principal……….. Daniel DeSouza
Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps ……12
Physical Education/Health/Competitive Sports…... 12
Publications..............................................................13                   Counselors
Science ............................................................... 13-14
Social Sciences .................................................. 14-15                      Counselors’ Office: HS: 350-3439 (9th: 350-3417)
*If there is insufficient enrollment in a given
course, that course will be cancelled and the                                                 Kathy Ralson (9th Grade) ..................Counselor
student will be enrolled in an alternate course.                                              Laura Castrop (A-K) ..........................Counselor
                                                                                              Kristi Schmidt (L-Z) ..........................Counselor
                                                                                              Amy Rosenfelt ................................... Registrar
                                                                                              Bonnie Wood ........................................... Gifted

Diploma
Course         Options
       Requirements for 2010-11 Seniors Standard                                                  Course Requirements for 2010-11 Seniors –

Course Requirements for 2021-22 Seniors -Standard                                                 Course Requirements for 2021-22 Seniors -
Diploma (exceeds college prep curriculum in SB 982)                                               Distinguished Diploma (exceeds college prep in SB 982)
                                                                                                  English .........................................................................8 credits
English ................................................................. 8 credits               Math                                                                               14 credits
Math ..................................................................... 6 credits              Science .........................................................................
                                                                                                  (excludes Math of Finance)

Science ................................................................. 6 credits               Oklahoma History........................................................1 credit
Oklahoma History ................................................ 1 credit                        American History.........................................................2 credits
American History................................................. 2 credits                       World History ..............................................................2 credits
World History ...................................................... 2 credits                    Government .................................................................1 credit
Government ......................................................... 1 credit                     Fine Arts ......................................................................2 credits
Fine Arts .............................................................. 2 credits                Physical Education.......................................................1 credit
Physical Education............................................... 1 credit                        Personal Financial Literacy..........................................1 credit
Personal Financial Literacy.................................. 1 credit                            Foreign Language (2 years of same language)
Computer Ed or Foreign Language……………...2 credits                                                        OR Computer Science (2 years) ...................4 credits
Electives......................................(Total needed for credits)                         Electives                                                    (Total needed for credits)
Total                                                                     46 credits                    Total                                                                     46 credits
                                                                                                  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and no NC or F Junior and
                                                                                                  Senior year.
                                                                                                  Core curriculum course must be listed as acceptable course at
                                                                                                  http://okpromise.org

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2021-22 Enrollment Information Tradition Spirit Pride
Course Work 2021-22 Seniors - Distinguished Diploma with Honors (exceeds college preparatory curriculum in SB 982)
Same curriculum for Distinguished Diploma except student must take at least 6 of the classes designated as having advanced
content material. *Asterisk denotes advanced classes in this guide and on transcripts. Students must have a cumulative
GPA of at least 3.0 and no F or NC in any class.

                                                         State Testing

Starting with the 2017-18 school year students are not required to pass any End of Instruction exams to
graduate. They will be required to have taken a State test in each of the 4 Core subject areas –

                                                      Math
                                                      English
                                                      Science
                                                      US History

Students who have taken an EOI test for each of these subjects, will have met this requirement.

Juniors will be provided the opportunity to take the ACT test at no cost to the student. The testing will occur
during a school day at Western Heights High School on a date that will be set by the State of Oklahoma
Department of Education.

                                                        Grading Scale
Starting with seniors graduating in 2015, students now have their grade point averages (G.P.A.) factored on a
5.0 (weighted) grading scale. Students taking Advanced Placement (AP) course and/or Concurrent Enrollment

         5.0 GPA Scale                                4.0 GPA Scale
         5 pts. for “A”                               4 pts. for “A”
         4 pts. for “B”                               3 pts. for “B”
         3 pts. for “C”                               2 pts. for “C”
         2 pts. for “D”                               1 pt for “D”
         0 pts. for “F”                               0 pts. for “F”

                                                       Schedule
The schedule allows students the opportunity to earn 14 credits each year.

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Fine Arts

Art I (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite: None
Students will be taught basic art terminology and compositional skills using different mediums and techniques based on State
Standards.

Art II (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester           Grade 9-10-11-12             Prerequisite: Art I
Students will be taught higher levels of skill and techniques of many different areas of the visual arts including printmaking, painting,
and drawing.

3-D Design (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 10-11-12           Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & Art II
Students will explore various forms of 3-D art including wire, clay, wood, plaster, & paper mache’. Students will also work with
more cultural 3-D works such as weavings and mosaics.

3-D Construction (Meets one Fine Arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester         Grade: 10-11-12            Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & one other Art Course
Students will learn how to construct artwork that not only provides an aesthetic experience, but also provides more of a practical
function. This class will focus on Set Design for the Drama and Music department and their performances as well as creating furniture
and or useful functional objects primarily made from wood.

3-D Artwear (Meets one Fine Arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester          Grade: 10-11-12              Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & one other Art Course
Students will learn how to construct and build wearable artwork. Students will build a variety of projects through wire wrapped
jewelry and bead work. We will also focus on developing T shirt designs and produce Art that can be worn. Primary mediums include
but are not limited to Paint, airbrush, fabric, metal, leatherworking, etc.

Drawing I (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grade: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: Art I
Students will use a variety of dry media including graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels to create artwork.

Painting I (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grade: 10-11-12            Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & Art II
Students in Painting I will concentrate on color theory and various painting styles and techniques.

Advanced Painting (Meets one Fine Arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grade: 10-11-12          Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & one other Art Course
Students will explore all forms of painting. Mediums used will include but not be limited to Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Spray Paints,
Alcohol Ink, tempera, airbrush, and digital media. Students will also learn how to build a canvas, how to effectively frame their work
when necessary, and display their work.

Printmaking (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester           Grade: 10-11-12               Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & one other Art Course
Students will learn a variety of different printmaking techniques. Forms will include but not be limited to woodcuts, monoprints,
linocuts, stencils, etchings, screen printing T shirts, etc. Students will learn how to display their work and understand how to put
together a display of work.

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Pottery I (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grade: 10-11-12           Prerequisite: Must have completed Art I & one other Art Course
Students in Pottery I will hand build with clay, using pinch, coil and slab methods as well as glazing and firing projects.

Photography I (Meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: None
Students will learn digital photography and its applications. The students will support the ongoing publication efforts of the yearbook
and newspaper. Students should have access to their own digital camera.

Photography II (Meets one fine arts requirement)

Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite:      Photography I
Students will apply the fundamentals of composition learned in Photography I to further develop their skills in digital photography, as
well as a brief introduction to film photography. Prerequisite is Photography I.

Drama (Meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: None
In this introductory course students have an opportunity to learn the basics of drama in a historical context. Students will study drama
from many periods, including the Greek, Indian (south Asia), and European traditions. Students will gain skill, confidence, and
fluency on stage through improvisation. Students develop an understanding of the history of theatre, and demonstrate it in front of
class with the goal of ultimately being capable of performing in front of an audience.

Creative Writing (This course meets (1) one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to introduce students to, and allow students to develop writing abilities in various styles and modes of writing.
Readings will be incorporated as models for instructive purposes. Students will be expected to develop a habit of writing and achieve a
balance between the freedom to express their feelings creatively and discipline their efforts in order to accomplish literary
craftsmanship. Students will end the course with a body of work that includes pieces ranging from short journal entries and letters to
fully edited short stories.

Speech (This course meets (1) one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite: None
In this introductory course students have an opportunity to gain skill, confidence, and fluency in public speaking. Students develop
an understanding of both basic communication principles and public speaking strategies through their application of these principles to
a variety of speaking assignments.

Dance I (This course meets (1) one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester             Grades: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: None
This class will explore many facets of dance - including Modern, Jazz, Folk, Tap, and Ballet. The class instructor will determine the
depth of study in each of the disciplines. Students will be expected to dress out, as per the Dance Studio Handbook, on a daily
basis. This class will demand a high level of physical fitness, as students will be expected to participate in dance activities on a daily
basis to earn credit for participation. Students not dressing out or participating can be dropped from the program at the earliest
convenience.

Dance II (This course meets (1) one fine arts requirement)
Time: 1 Semester             Grades: 9-10-11-12          Prerequisite: Dance I
This is a continuation of Dance I. This class will demand a high level of physical fitness, as students will be expected to participate
in dance activities on a daily basis to earn credit for participation. Students not dressing out or participating can be dropped from the
program at the earliest convenience.

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Business and Information Technology

Fundamentals of Technology                          (OK Promise approved)                BPA
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-12
This course will provide students with the fundamental concepts, principles, and ideas needed to understand how business is operated
and managed in a rapidly changing global environment, which is needed for success in careers in business related fields. This course
also provides job readiness skills and soft skills that are critical for success in any workplace setting. The students are given a well-
rounded introduction to Windows and to computer applications (word, excel, access, powerpoint, and e-mail).

Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design (Introduction to Visual Communication)(OHLAP approved)
                                                     BPA
Time: 2 Semester           Grades: 10-11-12            Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Technology
This course is designed for students who have completed the course of Fundamentals of Technology and want to explore digital
communication. Students will be introduced to advanced computer software with an overview of graphic arts and the Visual
Communications program. The course will be taught using the Adobe InDesign software. Students will be introduced to potential
digital communication careers, ethics and practices. Semester one (1) will provide a deeper look into the adobe InDesign software and
its functions. Semester two (2) builds upon the fundamental skills students obtained throughout semester one by creating visual
communication designs encompassing various higher level skill-sets.

Business Education

Money Management (Meets Requirement for Personal Financial Literacy)
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 10-11-12                      Prerequisite: None
The objective of this course is to provide the student with valuable knowledge for making sound financial decisions. Topics to be
covered are how to stay out of debt, budgeting, real estate, insurance, banking (checking and savings accounts), retirement and
college planning, and credit.

Foreign Language

The study of foreign language leads to the development of skills that can be helpful in securing employment, study and research in
college, understanding other people and their culture, and traveling. Learning such skills requires self-discipline and serious
application on the part of the student, and can result in better study habits and methods that will prove useful in other subject areas
also.

Students are encouraged to complete two years of the same language in order to prepare for college instruction. Our state has adopted
guidelines to identify stages of proficiency in the language. Students will begin at the novice level and progress to the first stage of
the intermediate level. Language skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - will be emphasized in an authentic cultural
context. Please realize that it takes several years of study to become proficient in a second language.

Spanish I
Time: 2 Semester           Grades: 9-10-11-12          Prerequisite:     None

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Spanish I begins the development of language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will learn to speak in simple
everyday situations and learn to read simple passages in Spanish. Students will also be introduced to the culture and civilization of the
countries where Spanish is spoken.

Spanish II
Time: 2 Semester           Grades: 9-10-11-12          Prerequisite:    Spanish I with a “C” or higher
Spanish II continues the development of language skills. This course includes the finer points of pronunciation, practice in
sentences that are more complicated, conversation based on the textbook and other materials, reading Spanish short stories, and
continued learning about everyday life in the Spanish-speaking world.

*Spanish III
Time: 2 Semester            Grades: 10-11-12          Prerequisite: Spanish II with a “C” or higher
In Spanish III emphasis will be placed on conversation and refining grammatical concepts. In this course more time will be spent
reading Spanish stories to learn more about the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking people.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Fashion Design I                                                    (FCCLA)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-12                    Prerequisite: None
An introductory course that provides students with the most current information about the basic concepts and business aspects of
fashion marketing and merchandising. It introduces students to the field of fashion promotion and provides foundational fashion
concepts related to economics, textiles, and design. Basic fashion concepts and marketing terminology, fashion cycles, key
components of the fashion industry, retail merchandise categories, and fashion promotion. Current issues related to industry
globalization, social media, and sustainability as well as essential career skills and career opportunities will be explored. Student
leadership through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of this course.
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Fashion Design II                                                                           (FCCLA)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-12                       Prerequisite: Fashion Design I
This course introduces students to basic apparel design and construction skills. Students will examine the elements and principles of
design, plan a wardrobe, how to Comprehensive High School Courses Oklahoma Family and Consumer Sciences properly care for
clothing, select appropriate fabrics for a selected pattern, learn operations of sewing technology and equipment as well as applying
basic sewing skills. Student leadership through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of this
course.

Fashion Design III                                                      (FCCLA)
Time: 2 Semesters           Grades: 9-12                             Prerequisite: Fashion Design I&II
This course will further strengthen and broaden apparel design and production techniques. In this course, students will design and
construct intermediate to advanced level projects using various construction techniques. Students will identify, analyze and apply
design processes and techniques to textiles. Entrepreneurship, service projects, career skills and career opportunities within the apparel
industry will also be explored. Student leadership through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral
part of this course.

Human Growth & Development                                      (FCCLA)
Time: 2 Semesters           Grades: 9-12                Prerequisite: None
In this course, students examine human development across the lifespan. From newborn to older adulthood, people continue to develop
and change physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Family trends, cultural diversity, health, and safety are included. Student
leadership through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of this course.

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Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness                                  (FCCLA)
 Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 9-12                    Prerequisite: None
 A laboratory course in which students use nutrition knowledge to make informed choices to promote lifetime wellness, the importance
 of healthy eating and physical activity across the life span. Students will learn safe food handling practices, healthy menu planning,
 food preparation techniques, how to recognize sources of stress, and healthy strategies to reduce the impact of stress on total wellness.
 Needs of the competitive athlete are also addressed. Student leadership through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
 (FCCLA) is an integral part of this course.

Language Arts

 LANGUAGE ARTS
 All students must be enrolled in English each year. Four years of English are required of all students at Western Heights High
 School. Motivated students can elect to take Pre-AP English in the 9th and 10th grades and AP English classes in 11th and 12th grade.

 English I
 Time: 2 Semesters            Grade: 9                              Prerequisite: None
 Students will expand vocabulary and comprehension as well as apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend,
 interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a variety of literary genres, including (but not limited to) short
 stories, plays, novels, and poetry. Research and organization skills will be explored, and students will express ideas
 effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences while demonstrating appropriate grammar, usage, and
 mechanics. Components of listening, speaking, and visual literacy skills will also be included.

*Pre-Advanced Placement – English I
Time: 2 Semesters Grade: 9th               Prerequisite: “B” or higher in 8th grade English

The Pre-AP English I course is intended to challenge capable and motivated students and should be considered as a preparatory
class for the more advanced AP English classes offered in 11th and 12th grades. The same skills will be addressed as in English I
with a greater focus on higher level critical thinking skills, especially in literary analysis.

English II
Time: 2 Semester              Grade: 10th      Prerequisite: English I
TENTH GRADE ENGLISH students will continue to expand vocabulary and comprehension as well as apply a wide range of
strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a variety of literary forms. Students will conduct research as
well as analyze, evaluate, and organize information. Furthermore, students will continue to refine the use of the writing process in
order to express written ideas effectively in a variety of modes (such as narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective
purposes) while demonstrating appropriate grammar usage, and mechanics. Components of listening, speaking, critical thinking, and
visual literacy skills will also be included.

*Pre-Advanced Placement – English II
Time: 2 Semesters          Grade: 10th        Prerequisite: “B” or higher in Pre-AP English I

The Pre-AP English II course is intended for highly motivated students and should be considered as a preparatory class for the more
advanced AP English classes offered in 11th and 12th grades. The same skills will be addressed as in English II with a greater focus
on higher level critical thinking skills, especially in literary analysis. Must complete assigned summer reading.

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English III
Time: 2 Semester            Grade: 11th        Prerequisite: English II
ELEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH builds on the skills obtained in English I and English II. Reinforcement of previously learned skills
will occur as well as enhancements in the variety of classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference
materials, and online information presented. The primary works of literature studied will come from an anthology of American
literature; however, other historically or culturally significant works from British and world literature may also be read and discussed.
Students should continue to combine the rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, reflection, and description in
producing their own works. They should refine compositions and reports and become familiar with forms of job applications and
resumes as well as demonstrate a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the
writing process. Continued components of listening, speaking, and visual literacy skills should also be included.

*Advanced Placement (AP) English III – English Language and Composition
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 11th      Prerequisite: “B” or higher in Pre-AP English II

AP English Language and Composition is a college level course designed by the College Board. Typically intended for college-
bound eleventh graders, AP English III is intended to prepare students for the AP Language and Composition test given in May of
each school year. Students who achieve a qualifying score can receive credit for three to six hours of freshman-level composition
courses at most colleges and universities. Writing assignments will focus on the critical analysis of literature and will include essays
in exposition and argument. Analyzing the rhetorical strategies of prose passages and developing college-level composition skills are
the goals. Students taking this course are expected to take the AP test. Parents or guardians should be aware of the costs involved
and plan accordingly. Must complete assigned summer reading.

English IV
Time: 2 Semester            Grade: 12th        Prerequisite: English III
This course builds on the skills obtained in English I, English II, and English III. Reinforcement of previously learned skills will
occur as well as enhancements in the variety of classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference
materials, and online information presented. The primary works of literature studied will come from a British Literature anthology;
however, other historically or culturally significant works from American and world literature may also be read and discussed.
Students should continue to combine the rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, reflection, and description in
producing compositions, reports, and presentations as well as demonstrate a command of Standard English and the research,
organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process. Continued components of listening, speaking, and visual literacy
skills should also be included.

*Advanced Placement (AP) English IV – English Literature and Composition
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 12th       Prerequisite: “B” or higher in AP English III

AP English Literature and Composition is a college-level course designed by the College Board. Typically intended for college-
bound twelfth graders, AP English IV is intended to prepare students for the AP Literature and Composition test given in May of
each school year. Students who achieve a qualifying score can receive credit for three to six hours of freshman-level composition
classes at most colleges and universities. Writing assignments will focus on the critical analysis of literature. Extensive reading will
be required outside of class. Analyzing the elements of fiction and drama, literary and poetic devices, and rhetorical strategies of
writing as well as developing college-level composition skills are the goals. Students taking this course are expected to take the AP
test. Parents or guardians should be aware of the costs involved and plan accordingly. Must complete assigned summer reading.

Mathematics
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics is all around us and as the amount technology increases, so does the need for strong mathematical skills. All students
must complete 3 years of Math. If a student begins Algebra in their 9th grade year, they will take Geometry in 10th grade and either
Algebra II or Math of Finance in 11th grade. Motivated students can elect to take Pre-AP and AP Math classes.

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Algebra I
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
Algebra I is an introductory course which will be used in more advanced courses. It is a basic algebra course in which students learn
to solve 2nd graph equations, inequalities, functions, and word problems.

Geometry
Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 9-12               Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I
This course consists mainly of problems about triangles, parallelograms, circles, and other figures. The student will develop and build
both inductive and deductive reasoning skills. Construction is emphasized. The computations require mastery of Algebra I. This
course is recommended for students pursuing a course of study leading to college. Required materials: scientific calculator, compass,
and protractor. A graphing calculator may be useful for those intending to go to college. This course must be completed prior to
Algebra II. Meets OK Promise math requirement.

*Pre-AP Geometry
Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 9-12 Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I
This course consists mainly of problems about triangles, parallelograms, circles, and other figures. The student will develop and build
both inductive and deductive reasoning skills. Construction is emphasized. The computations require mastery of Algebra I. This
course is recommended for students pursuing a course of study leading to college. Required materials: scientific calculator, compass,
and protractor. A graphing calculator may be useful for those intending to go to college. This course must be completed prior to
Algebra II. Meets OK Promise math requirement.

Mathematics of Finance
Time: 2 Semesters        Grades: 11-12               Prerequisite: Geometry
Recommended for students who received a C or below in Alg. I or Geometry. This course will develop skills in personal banking,
developing a budget and managing money while enhancing algebra skills. Financial planning, insurance, taxes, and credit will also be
discussed. The students will have experience in record keeping both manually and by computer. This course does not meet
the OK Promise math requirement.

Algebra II
Time: 2 Semesters            Grades: 10-11-12           Prerequisite: Geometry
This course is a study of systems of equations, inequalities, complex numbers, conics, logarithms, exponents, and radicals. This
course is of great help to those who will be taking the PSAT, ACT, etc. and meets OK Promise math
requirement. Students must earn a grade of C or above to advance to Math Analysis or Trig.

*Pre-AP Algebra II
Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 10-11-12              Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra I and C or better in
                                                                                 Geometry
This course is a study of systems of equations, inequalities, complex numbers, conics, logarithms, exponents, and radicals. This
course is of great help to those who will be taking the PSAT, ACT, etc. and meets OK Promise math requirement. Students in this
course will likely take another math course the following year. Students must earn a grade of C or above to advance to Math Analysis
or Trig.

*Pre-Calculus
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 11-12             Prerequisite: Algebra II with a min. grade of C
This course is a continuation of Algebra I and Algebra II that will give some background information utilized in Pre-Calculus.
Knowledge of polynomial and rational functions, matrices, probability and statistics, logarithms, sequences and series will be
explored.

*Trigonometry
Time: 1 Semester         Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: Algebra II with min. grade of C
This course will include a study of trigonometric functions, identities, inverses, reduction formulas, and solutions of triangles. This
course will also include a study of vectors, polar coordinates and an introduction to limits and derivatives.

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Music

Band (Meets 1 Fine Arts requirement per Semester completed. Also meets PE Requirement).
Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 9-10-11-12             Prerequisite: Director’s approval and/or completion of 2 years of middle
                                                                  school band.
The student is required to participate in the band in accordance with the high school band handbook. Since this is a performance group
that also competes at the state and multi-state level to represent the school district, special consideration must be given to the
participation requirements in this program. The main consideration is always given to the band as a group; however, there are various
opportunities for the student to excel on an individual basis. This is done through honor bands and solo and ensemble contests.

Applied Music (meets one Fine Arts requirement per semester)
Time: 2 Semester           Grade: 9-10-11-12            Prerequisite: Must apply to be considered, have the ability to read music,
                                                                 and be enrolled in high school band.
This class is open to students currently enrolled in band that have completed at least one year of band that wish to study privately on
their instrument. Ability to read music and enrollment in high school band are prerequisites. Students must fill out an application and
submit it to the directors to be considered for enrollment in Fundamentals of Music. Students must be enrolled in first hour band to be
in jazz band EXCEPT if they are going to play guitar, bass, piano, or drums

Girls Chorus (meets one fine arts requirement)
Time: 2 Semesters Grades: 9-10-11-12            Prerequisite: Director’s approval and audition for
                                                             appropriate placement
Uniforms are at the expense of each student. Tuxedos and dresses are rented from the school at a cost of $20 per year. Black dress
shoes must be supplied by the student.

Students will learn the proper fundamentals and techniques for singing. In addition, each student will be placed on an
individualized track to increase his/her knowledge of music theory. Activities during the year generally include concerts, school
assembly’s district and state competitions and one out-of-state contest to be scheduled every other year. Opportunities open to
individuals are include, solos, ensembles and auditions for honor organizations such as OMEA All-State Choir, OCDA All-State
Choir (9th grade), and COCDA Honor Choir.

Mixed Chorus III (Meets one fine art requirement per semester completed)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite: Director’s approval and audition for appropriate placement
Uniforms are at the expense of each student. Tuxedos and dresses are rented from the school at a cost of
$20 per year. Black dress shoes must be supplied by the student.

Students will learn the proper fundamentals and techniques for singing. In addition, each student will
be placed on an individualized track to increase his/her knowledge of music theory. Activities during
the year generally include concerts, school assembly’s district and state competitions and one out-of-
state contest to be scheduled every other year. Students in class are required to audition for the OMEA
All-State Choir, and the audition fee of $15 is to be paid by the student. Other opportunities include
solos, ensembles and auditions for honor organizations.

Show Choir (Meets PE requirement or one fine arts requirement per semester completed)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite: Director’s approval/audition and enrolled in a
                                                                       traditional choir class
Uniforms are at the expense of each student. Dresses and jackets can be rented from the school for $20.00. Shoes must be purchased
by the student.

The ensemble class is to build the student’s understanding of different styles of contemporary music. Emphasis will be placed
on combining vocal and choreography skills. Activities during the year generally include concerts, school assemblies,
competition and may include one out-of-state contest to be scheduled every other year.

PIANO I (Meets one fine art requirement per semester completed)
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Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite: None
Students will be introduced to reading music and playing the piano. Grades will be based on appropriate use of in-class practice
time, consistent improvement, completion of assignments and quizzes over select pieces and exercises.

PIANO II (Meets one fine art requirement per semester completed)
Time: 1 semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: Piano I or audition for placement
Students will continue to practice and expand skills learned in Piano I. Grades will be based on appropriate use of in-class
practice time, consistent improvement, completion of assignments and quizzes over select pieces and exercises.

PIANO III (Meets one fine art requirement per semester completed)
Time: 1 semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12         Prerequisite: Piano II with passing grade or audition for placement
Students will continue to practice and expand skills learned in Piano II. Grades will be based on appropriate use of in-class
practice time, consistent improvement, completion of assignments and quizzes over select pieces and exercises. The focus of
this course will be performance practice, music theory, technique, ear training, short pieces from method books as well as
appropriate repertoire assigned. Grades will be based on mastery of a weekly piece as well as reaching checkpoints for their
monthly piece. Students will also have a weekly music theory assignment.

 Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corporation
          (NJROTC)
Naval Junior ROTC is an academic course as well as a program in which students can become involved in social, community
service, and extra-curricular activities with many leadership opportunities. The academic course of instruction is called Naval
Science. It includes subjects related to oceanography, the Navy, physical science, astronomy, health, leadership, management and
history.

NJROTC is also a leadership development program. NJROTC provides development of leadership skills, self-discipline, and self-
esteem. Objectives of the program include: developing informed and responsible citizens; developing a high degree of personal honor,
self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership. Cadets wear a Navy uniform to school one day a week. There is no cost to the
student for the issue of the NJROTC uniform.

NJROTC provides various extracurricular activities. Most common are drill teams, color guard, air rifle marksmanship, academic,
and athletic competition teams, which include competitions with other units within a designated region as well as the opportunity to
compete nationally. Cadets also may participate in field trips to military bases for Navy orientation, as well as cruises aboard Navy
ships.

The general requirements to enroll in NJROTC are: Have a “C” average or better and approval of the Western Heights Counselors
and Naval Science Instructor; have good conduct in school and community; and be physically eligible to participate in the school’s
physical education classes.

Naval Science I (Meets PE requirement)
Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 9-10-11-12                  Prerequisite: None
Naval Science I includes: an introduction to leadership; Naval Ships, Missions and Organization;
Government; National Defense; Introduction to Orienteering and Nautical Navigation; and Health and fitness.

Naval Science II (Meets PE requirement)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades:        10-11-12 Prerequisite: Naval Science I
Focuses in more detail on leadership principles. Academics include Maritime History, Leadership, introduction to Nautical Science
including, Oceanography, Meteorology and Astronomy.

Naval Science III (Meets PE requirement)
Time: 2 Semesters         Grades:        11-12       Prerequisite: Naval Science II
NS-3 continues emphasis on leadership in unit positions. Academics focus on Naval Leadership and Military Law, International Law
and the High Seas, Naval Operations, Sea power, and National Security.

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Naval Science IV (Meets PE requirements)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades:         12         Prerequisite: Naval Science III
Naval Science IV is a practical course in leadership emphasizing the Fundamentals of Leadership, achieving effective
communications and the responsibilities and qualities of leadership. Those selected will be the leadership corps of the Western
Heights Unit.

Expectations of all Cadets:
Cadets are representatives of the Navy as well as the school and as such are expected to maintain proper grooming and dress. Cadets
are expected to fully participate in physical activities, as these are instrumental to proper development and leadership training.
Students with discipline problems and/or perpetual academic failures will not normally be placed in the program without prior
consultation and approval of the Senior Naval Science Instructor.

NJROTC Drill Lab (Zero hour)
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-10-11-12        Prerequisite: Thorough basic marching accomplishment and Instructor
                                                                       selection.
NJROTC Drill Lab is an advanced drill class that focuses on extending the students’ knowledge of marching techniques, leadership
development, and competition preparation. The specifically selected students for this class are the nucleus of the NJROTC Drill
competition teams, including standard and exhibition teams, as well as Color Guard.

 Physical Education/Health/Competitive Sports

Physical Education (Meets PE Requirement)
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9-10-11-12                Prerequisite: None (Co-ed)
This class is designed to meet the needs of students who want to participate in sports. However, it is not a class in which the students
compete against other schools, but rather with people from their own school. The subjects to be covered in this class are: basketball,
soccer, volleyball, softball, track, and flag football.

Health
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 9-10-11-12                  Prerequisite: None
 This course gives the students an understanding of total health. Total health deals with physical, mental and social well-being of
students. This course stresses the importance of having a good self-concept, learning to deal with the stressful situations, developing
friendly relationships, and having an understanding of how the body functions and how to keep it functioning at a high level. Students
study effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse and gain an understanding of how these areas can affect people’s lives and society.

CHEERLEADING
Time: 2 Semesters        Grades: 9-10-11-12                   Prerequisite: Tryouts will be conducted in March to determine
                                                                                those selected for Cheerleading
Western Heights Public Schools athletes practice throughout the week for the sole purpose of enhancing the efforts of the JETS
athletic teams. Squad members are expected to promote student participation in high school activities, promote school spirit, enrich
relationships with the community, and uphold the standards set forth by the Western Heights Public School Student Handbook and
Western Heights High School Cheer Constitution. Practices consist of cheers, chants, dances, jumps, tumbling, stunts, and many more
spirit directed activities.

COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS (Meets PE Requirement)
Time: 1 or 2 Semester Grades: 9-10-11-12                 Prerequisite: Physical and Parent release forms
Coaches approval required for students who failed to complete previous enrollments in good standing.
PHYSICAL AND PARENT RELEASE FORMS are required of all athletes before they can participate in the regular season practice.

All rules of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) will be followed. If additional information is desired
or needed, contact the coach of that particular sport or the athletic director for Western Heights Schools.

Sports Available: Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Slow Pitch
Softball, Fast Pitch Softball, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis, Track, Wrestling

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Publications

 Journalism I
 Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
 Students enrolled in Journalism will study the history of various media (including social media), explore advertising and
 propaganda and learn how to write journalistically. Students will learn interviewing and research technique and will move
 forward to writing straight news stories, features, and editorials.

 Yearbook I
 Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-12               Prerequisite: None
 Students will become proficient in copywriting, yearbook layout, design, and marketing. Because of DEADLINE CONSTRAINTS, it
 is possible students may have to work after school to finish their assigned pages. Students must maintain a “C” average in this class in
 order to remain on staff.

  Science

Science is all around us and as the amount technology increases, so does the need for strong Science skills. All students must complete
3 years of Science. Motivated students can elect to take Pre-AP, AP, or Concurrent Science classes.

 Biology I
 Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
 This course is a fast-paced study of the structures and functions of living things and the interactions
 between living things and their environment. All students are required to pass Biology I to meet state
 graduation requirements. Animal dissection can be expected.

 *Pre AP Biology
 Time: 2 Semesters                Grades: 9-12 Prerequisite: “B” or higher in both Algebra I and 8th Grade Science; teacher approval.
 Pre-AP is intended to challenge the capable student. This course is meant to introduce the student to the curriculum and techniques of
 AP Biology. It is very fast-paced and requires self-discipline and motivation.

 Earth Science
 Time: 2 Semesters         Grades: 10-11-12          Prerequisite: One previous science class
 Knowledge of earth science is important because most all human activities are related to interaction with the planet. Basic
 knowledge about the Earth is key to development of an informed citizen. This course strongly recommended for those interested in
 engineering or energy-related fields.

 Physical Science
 Time: 2 Semesters           Grades: 10-11-12            Prerequisite: None
 Physical Science is a basic background course in chemistry and physics. During the course the following concepts are covered:
 patterns of the universe, the relationship between energy and matter, systems (and the models that describe them), cause and effect, and
 the way stability can be changed. The way these concepts will be explored is through the study of: matter and interactions, energy,
 motion (and the stability forces and interactions), and the way waves relate to technology.

 Environmental Science
 Time: 2 Semester          Grades: 10-11-12           Prerequisite: Biology I
 Environmental Science is a course designed to increase the student’s knowledge and appreciation for the world around them. It
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emphasizes basic ecological fundamentals concentrating more on the biotic (living) factors of the ecosystems as well as the
various kinds of ecosystems. It will also discuss the dynamics of ecosystems such as energy flow, the cycling of materials
through the ecosystem, and population dynamics.

*Anatomy and Physiology
Time: 2 Semesters            Grades: 10-11-12            Prerequisite: Biology I with a C or better average letter grade
This is a fast paced, in depth study of the form and functions of the human body. Most of the major organ systems will be studied
in detail. Special attention will be given to medical problems, which can arise from diseases of the various systems. Recommended
for the student who is planning a career in medicine, research, physical education, physical therapy-sports rehabilitation, art, biology
and the health sciences. Animal dissection can be expected in this class.

*Pre AP Chemistry I
Time: 2 Semesters        Grades: 10-11-12              Prerequisite: Biology with a C or higher.
This course covers kinds of matter and energy, atomic structure, periodic law, chemical bonding,
naming and writing of common compounds, writing equations and types of reactions, gas laws,
solution process. This course is particularly helpful to those interested in a science or medical field.

Social Science

Social Studies is all around us and as the amount technology increases, so does the need for strong mathematical skills. The state
requires that all students complete 3 units of History. Oklahoma History, US History, and US Government are all required. In 9th
grade, students will take Oklahoma History and are offered Geography. Freshman also have the opportunity to take AP Human
Geography. Students will move on to World History in 10th grade and U.S. History in 11th. Seniors will complete their Social Studies
requirements with U.S. Government and are offered Economics to help complete their requirements. Social Studies electives are
available for students with an interest in History.

Oklahoma History
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9          Prerequisite: None
This course is the study of the political, economic, and social background of different people who lived and live in Oklahoma.

Geography
Time: 1 Semester          Grades: 9         Prerequisite: None
Geography presents a general view of the physical world, a basic understanding of geographic terms and the basic uses of
maps. Geography will also benefit students by showing how the physical world affects economics, history, and lifestyles of
civilization.

World History
Time: 2 Semesters          Grades: 10th      Prerequisite: None
World History acquaints the student with historic, geographic, cultural, political, and economic influences of other nations and
civilizations. Events and discoveries from the recorded beginning of civilization to present time are studied.

*AP World History
Time: 2 Semester           Grades: 10th       Prerequisite: AP Human Geography
This course is designed to take students into a deeper and more enhanced study of World History. The aim of the AP course is to
provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college-level introductory World History courses.

US History
Time: 2 Semesters        Grades: 11        Prerequisite: None
American History will cover the period from The Manifest Destiny Movement in the early 1800’s to the present.

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*AP US History
Time: 2 Semesters           Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: ACT Score in Reading above 17
Students and parents must sign an agreement stating that the student will take the AP exam at the completion of the course.
This class prepares qualified students for college introductory courses and provides a means by which students are able to obtain
college credit or advanced placement through the Advanced Placement Exam. The course will cover materials from Columbus
through modern history with emphasis on the Post Civil War period. To prepare a student even more for this course, it is
recommended that a student take the required American History course before taking Advanced Placement.

Government
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 12        Prerequisite: None
Although other forms of government are briefly studied, the focus of this course is United States government. Students will be instructed
on the foundations of our democratic republic, the Constitution, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and the basic functions of
the legislative, executive and judicial branches of our government.

Economics
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 12        Prerequisite: None
Students will cover information pertaining to economics choices, the marketplace, credit, finances and fiscal responsibilities.
Students will also study basic economics principles to help them understand causes and effects of fluctuating economy.

 Other Electives
Career Preparation
Time: 1 Semester            Grade: 9          Prerequisite: None
All 9th Graders will take the Career Preparation Course. The purpose of this course is to provide further support for personal academic
and career planning as student’s transition into high school. The focus will be on providing tools and strategies for reflection,
planning, and goal-setting. Students will develop products essential to helping them state their intent and “brand” themselves as
college and/or career ready. OK Career Guide will serve as a tool for students to plan a pathway for the Career Development course.

Current Issues
Time: 1 Semester           Grades: 9-12       Prerequisite: None
Students will read newspapers and news magazines, view news videos, listen to talk radio, and discuss current events. Students will write
summaries or analysis of issues, perhaps keep a notebook, and research for more depth on a major issue. The course will also analyze the
objectivity of various forms of the media.

Mythology
Time: 1 Semester            Grades: 9-12          Prerequisites: None
This course will introduce you to those Western and Eastern mythologies that have had the greatest impact on the Western
tradition. These are Greek/Roman and Norse mythology in Europe and Mesopotamian and Egyptian mythology in the ancient Near
East. Emphasis of the course will be placed on the Norse and Greek myths, discovering their gods, monsters, and heroes. Included
will be a study of the mythology of the Americas and Africa. The course emphasizes creation, nature and hero myths as they
shaped ancient civilization.

Street Law
Time: 1 Semester             Grade: 9-12       Prerequisite: None
Street Law’s approach to law-related education is to provide practical information and problem solving opportunities that develop in
students the knowledge and skills necessary for survival in our law-saturated society. The curriculum includes case studies, mock
trials, role plays, small group exercises, and visual analysis activities. Street law requires the use of community resource people such
as lawyers and police officers. Street law has been found to contribute to programs that reduce juvenile delinquency, including the
devastating problem of juvenile substance abuse.

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Anthropology
 Time: 1 Semester           Grade: 11-12         Prerequisite: World History is recommended
 This course presents a behavioral science that focuses on the study of humanity and culture. Students learn the foundations of the five
 main branches of anthropology including physical, social, linguistic, archaeological, and cultural. They are provided the opportunity
 to apply their observational skills to the real-life study of cultures in the United States and around the world.

 Introduction to Exceptional Students
 Time: 1 or 2 Semester Grade: 11-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
 This is a one or two semester class that may be taken more than once. Students will serve as peer tutors in the Special Education Severe
 and Profound classroom. Peer tutors will work with students individually and in small groups in academic, vocational and
 social settings.

   Concurrent Enrollment

 *Concurrent Enrollment Classes
 Time: 1 /Semester per course. Several courses available each semester—Fall, Spring, and Summer.

 Grade: 11-12

 Prerequisite: Qualifying ACT composite score or GPA; ACT subtest scores, on track for HS graduation, and admission to the college.
 Approval by college officials, HS principals, counselors, and parents for each concurrent course, whether taken on college campus or at
 the high school.

 Students will earn high school credit and college credit for each college class. Number of credits per course varies. College courses
 count as either elective or core high school credits. Colleges determine how courses count for college credit. Information is distributed
 each year during grades 9-12 pre-enrollment.

   Gifted Education Program
 Western Heights High School meets the needs of gifted students through a variety of options. Students select a combination of
 regular, Pre-AP, and Advanced Placement classes, accelerated sequencing of courses, arts education, leadership experiences, and
 community involvement to support their individual needs and goals. Counseling is available to students and their families regarding
 high school course selection, academic planning, volunteer opportunities, college admissions, scholarship essays and applications,
 summer programs, and career information. Seniors and Juniors are encouraged to enroll in concurrent college courses. Oklahoma
 City Community College and Oklahoma State University – OKC offer courses on the Western Heights campus to qualified students.

   Oklahoma’s Promise

 Oklahoma’s Promise is an Oklahoma State funded program that will pay the college tuition to any public colleges or universities in the
 state of Oklahoma for students whose parent’s total yearly income is not more than $55,000. It will also cover partial tuition at
 accredited private universities or for courses at public technology centers that qualify for credit from public colleges. To enroll in the
 Oklahoma’s Promise program, you must be:
       an Oklahoma resident enrolled in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade in an Oklahoma high school the child of parents, custodians, or
           guardians who earn less than $55,000 per year
Applications must be:
       completed during the school year in the student’s 8th, 9th, or 10th grade year
       witnessed by the student’s parent(s), custodian(s), or guardian(s) who also agree to help the student comply with Oklahoma’s
           Promise requirements

 A complete list of the Oklahoma’s Promise requirements as well as applications are available in the Counseling Office.

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Parental Involvement

Parent Conferences
Parent/guardians are welcome to visit the school at any time. Parents/guardians who desire to confer with a teacher should first contact a
counselor. Arrangements may be made to meet with individual teachers during their plan periods by calling the counselors’ office for
appointments. Meetings with all teachers of a student may be arranged before or after school. Parents are encouraged to attend events
such as Conference day and/or evening, FAFSA Day, Parent workshops, and Pre-Enrollment events.

Report Cards/Grading (Board Policy 3.800)
Report cards are issued at the end of each semester. Students should clear all obligations prior to a grading period. Parents should not
hesitate to phone or visit the school in cases of unsatisfactory grades on the part of the student. School officials will cooperate with the
student and parents in an effort to determine the cause of failing work and to encourage passing work.

Special reports are made at periodic intervals to notify the parent when students are not making satisfactory progress. This report may
be sent at other times when teacher’s feels a parent should be notified of a child’s failure to do acceptable work.
ONLY THE OVERALL/FINAL CLASS GRADE IS RECORDED ON THE PERMANENT RECORD
AT THE END OF EACH SEMESTER.

  Benchmark Tests

Benchmark assessments aligned to state instructional standards. A midterm benchmark will be given midway through the semester (9th
week) and a final benchmark will be given at the end of the semester. If a student scores a 59% or lower they will be required to take the
test again. Regardless of their score, students may opt to re-take the Benchmark test if they feel that they can make a higher score the
second time. Students will receive credit for whichever benchmark assessment score is higher during each testing period. Course grades
(those recorded on a student’s report card/transcript) will be computed based on the following percentages: 30% daily work, 30%
ongoing course/classroom-based assessments, 20% midterm assessments, and 20% benchmark assessment. Benchmark tests must be
taken during the testing window. In extenuating circumstances, make-up tests may be scheduled with administrators and/or designated
personnel by prior approval and appointment.

 Testing

Proficiency Based Promotion

Students are allowed to “test out” of core subject areas and are given credit for a course when they achieve 90% or above on a
Proficiency Based Promotion test and any additional requirements. Students must register by the deadline in the Counseling Office and
complete the exam before enrolling in or beginning the course. Tests are given 1st and 4th quarter of each year.

Reading Proficiency Tests

Most students use the Oklahoma Core Curriculum test results given in their eighth grade year to qualify for the reading requirement
when applying for a driver’s license or permit. A reading test is given at WHHS four times per year for students who need alternative
verification of an eighth grade reading level and have registered for the test.

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is given each fall to interested juniors and
seniors. The ASVAB assists students in identifying aptitudes and developing future educational and career
plans.

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