BURRELL HIGH SCHOOL - PROGRAM OF STUDIES CAREER PLANNING GUIDE 2020-2021 - Burrell School District

 
BURRELL HIGH SCHOOL

PROGRAM OF STUDIES
       CAREER PLANNING GUIDE
             2020-2021
      Academic and Career Pathways
      Graduation Requirements
      Course Descriptions
      Educational Opportunities
      Scheduling & Grading Information

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BURRELL SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                               LOWER BURRELL, PA

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        The purpose of this Program of Studies is to inform parents and students of the educational
programs and scheduling procedures at Burrell High School as well as to help direct students to their
chosen career pathway. Parents and students are encouraged to review the Program of Studies
carefully when planning individual student career plans. Counselors and principals are available to
discuss specific concerns. Burrell High School provides educational programs approved by the
Pennsylvania Department of Education for students in grades 9 through 12.

        Your student will make postsecondary career and education decisions throughout their high
school experience. During their exploratory journey, students are exposed to various career pathways
which can facilitate students’ career and educational choices.

        We are pleased to bring you this guide and truly believe that this roadmap will be a useful tool.
With effective planning, students will arrive at the completion of their senior year prepared to take the
next step of their individual journey.

        If you have questions about the content of this guide or need assistance contact:
                Mr. Pham        (Students A-L) 724.334.1403 x 2066
                Mrs. Oskin      (Students M-Z) 724.334.1403 x 2065

         Burrell School District is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, gender and handicap or disability in its activities, programs or employment
practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.

        For information regarding civil rights, grievance procedures, services activities and facilities that
are accessible to and useable by handicapped persons, contact Dr. Gregory Egnor, Compliance
Coordinator, 1021 Puckety Church Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068 (724) 334-1406.

           Dr. John C. Boylan                               Mrs. Carla Roland
           Principal                                        Assistant Principal
           Burrell High School                              Burrell High School

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Art Education Classes                                            23
Arts & Communications Pathway                                    13
Business, Computers and Information Technology Classes (BCIT)    24
Business, Finance and Information Technology Pathway             17
Career Pathways, explained                                        6
College in the High School Partnerships                          47
Credits required for class status                                 5
Credits required for graduation                                   4
Earning College Credits in High School                            5
Engineering and Industrial Technology Pathway                    17
English Education Classes                                        26
Family and Consumer Science Classes                              29
Grading Scale                                                     5
Health and Physical Education Classes                            30
Holland Types and Pathways Matches                               10
Human Services Pathway                                           19
Interest Inventory Self-Assessments                              10
Internship Opportunities                                         47
Math and Science Sequence                                        48
Mathematics Education Classes                                    31
Music Education Classes                                          33
Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Classes              44
PA Future Career Ready Index                                      9
Pathway Options                                                  12
Schedule Change Procedure                                         4
Science and Health Pathway                                       21
Science Education Classes                                        34
Social Studies Education Classes                                 37
Technology Education Classes                                     41
World Language Classes                                           43

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SCHEDULE CHANGE PROCEDURES

The scheduling process usually begins in December or January. From the beginning of the process until schedules
are printed, normally in mid-August, students are permitted to change their schedule any number of times. The
last day to drop Honors, Pre-AP, or AP courses in the Summer is July 31, 2020.

Counselors will be available throughout the summer. All requests for changes will need to be made in writing.
Forms for change requests are available in the High School Guidance Office or you may email the school counselor.

         1.   All students must be scheduled for a minimum of 7.0 credits.

         2.   Student/parent requested schedule changes will not be made after 10 school days; for second
              semester courses, after the first 10 school days of the second semester. Students will have 2-3 weeks
              to make schedule adjustments once schedules are released during August.

         3.   Student/parent requests for changes of teachers or periods or lunch will not be honored once
              schedules are released.

         4.   Students who withdraw from any class after the first day of school but before the 10th day of school
              (first and 2nd semester) will receive a W (withdrawn) grade for the course for each nine weeks and for
              the semester or year.

         5.   Students who wish to withdraw from any class after the tenth school day of any semester, as a result
              poor academic performance, will need to lead a meeting with the teacher, parent, school counselor
              and an administrator. Teachers may also request this meeting.

         6.   Any of the above procedures are subject to administrative review.

Any student not scheduled for credit classes for a minimum of 6 credits each cycle will not be eligible for honor
roll.

Any student earning an F in any subject will not be eligible for honor roll.

                                              GENERAL INFORMATION

To receive a diploma from Burrell High School, a student must successfully complete (a grade of D or better) the
minimum credits in the following subjects:

  4.0          English
  3.0          Social Studies
  1.0          Arts & Humanities
  3.0          Math (Follow recommended course sequence)
  3.0          Science (Biology plus two additional courses)
  0.5          BCIT Technology
  2.0          Health and Physical Education
  0.5          Media Communication & Literacy (Speech)
  0.5          Personal Finance
  7.0          Electives
 24.5          Total Credits

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Graduation/Class Status

In order to advance class standing, a student must have earned the following minimum credits:
                 Grade 10                   5.5 credits
                 Grade 11                   11.5 credits
                 Grade 12                   17.5 credits
                 Graduate                   24.5 credits

                                             Graduation Requirement

As per the PA Department of Education, students must take Keystone Exams in Algebra 1, Biology, and Literacy
with the goal of scoring Proficient/Advanced. Beginning with the class of 2018, all students will be required to earn
a Career Readiness Indicator to help prepare them for various opportunities for success after graduation from high
school.
                                                  Grading Scale

 Percentile     Letter Grade   GPA           AP/PreAP      Percentile     Letter Grade   GPA           AP/PreAP
                                             Honors GPA                                                Honors GPA
 95-100         A+             4.0           5.0           77             C+             2.2           3.2
 94             A              3.9           4.9           76             C              2.1           3.1
 93             A              3.8           4.8           75             C              2.0           3.0
 92             A-             3.7           4.7           74             C              1.9           2.9
 91             A-             3.6           4.6           73             C              1.8           2.8
 90             A-             3.5           4.5           72             C-             1.7           2.7
 89             B+             3.4           4.4           71             C-             1.6           2.6
 88             B+             3.3           4.3           70             C-             1.5           2.5
 87             B+             3.2           4.2           69             D+             1.4           1.4
 86             B              3.1           4.1           68             D+             1.3           1.3
 85             B              3.0           4.0           67             D+             1.2           1.2
 84             B              2.9           3.9           66             D              1.1           1.1
 83             B              2.8           3.8           65             D              1.0           1.0
 82             B-             2.7           3.7           64             D              0.9           0.9
 81             B-             2.6           3.6           63             D              0.8           0.8
 80             B-             2.5           3.5           62             D-             0.7           0.7
 79             C+             2.4           3.4           61             D-             0.6           0.6
 78             C+             2.3           3.3           60             D-             0.5           0.5
                                                           50-59          F              0.0           0.0

                     COURSES IN THE BHS CURRICULUM THAT CAN EARN CREDITS FOR COLLEGE

 CHS COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL            This icon next to a course signifies that the course can be used to earn
                                           college credits while in the classroom at BHS. There is a fee attached.
       WCCC - $49 per credit               Courses will be transcripted at Westmoreland CC College and the
        Pitt - $245 per 3 credit course    University of Pittsburgh. Students must earn a ‘C’ or higher for credit.
 AP COURSES (3 credits per course)         AP Literature 11, AP Literature 12, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP
 Students must pass the test               Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP
 administered in May with either a 3, 4,   Economics, AP Government, AP US History, AP Computer Science, AP
 or 5 to earn college credit.              Statistics (pending). Total possible: 39 credits
 Northern Westmoreland Career and          Students at NWCTC can earn credits at which are posted at WCCC
 Technology Center SOAR Program            toward post-secondary degree.
 Dual Enrollment                           A senior in good standing (on target to graduate) can enroll at
                                           Westmoreland CC College, Penn State New Kensington, or a post-
                                           secondary school of his/her choice. The credits will count for both
                                           high school and college.

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Connecting Curriculum to Careers and Interests

What are Career Pathways?

Each Pathway is a broad grouping of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment
requirements call for many common interests, strengths and competencies. A chosen Pathway focuses
a student’s elective courses toward preparing for a specific goal area.

Why should I choose a career pathway?

       To help focus on a career area that matches interests in high school
       To help set goals and discover classes necessary to achieve those goals
       To create career awareness and encourage planning for post-secondary education and
        opportunities
       To provide knowledge that relates your high school education to the world of work after
        graduation

How do I choose a career pathway?

       You will research various career fields throughout high school in designated career development
        activities and as part of your career portfolio.
       Your counselors, parents, and teachers can assist you with this choice.
       You can complete the self –assessment in the Career Planning Guide.

Will there be any change in my major academic studies?

No, you will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, Pre-AP or Academic levels. You will still
follow the graduation requirements listed on page 4.

Your Future - Understanding the Process
In America, billions of dollars are spent each year to provide an education for children and youth. Each
year, at Burrell High School graduation ceremonies, we announce the percentage of students continuing
their studies at post-secondary institutions. It is the belief that a good education will produce a positive
and satisfying lifestyle. In general, this is a true belief; however, to continue education without a vision
for a future career goal may lead a student to years of aimless wandering through programs, extra
expense, and a delay in reaching a career goal. Students, families and schools need to create realistic
career expectations based on achievement, interests, personal choice, and future labor market
demands.

Consider these facts about a typical four-year college student in Pennsylvania:

    1. The most popular major for college freshmen is “Undeclared”.
    2. Nearly 40% of all college freshmen do not complete their first year.

    3. Less than 30% of all college freshmen earn a baccalaureate degree in four years. It takes six
       years for 50% of the students to earn a four-year degree.

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4. One out of every two college graduates cannot find work in his/her field. One out of three
       cannot find college-level employment.

Shown below is data indicating major changes in the job skill requirements of our economy during the
period 1950-2010 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

             1950                               1990                               2010
 80%                                60%                                 80%
 60%                                40%                                 60%
 40%                                                                    40%
 20%                                20%                                 20%
  0%                       1950      0%                        1990      0%                       2010

The percentage of professional occupation positions requiring a four-year degree has remained constant
and will continue to do so well into the 21 st century. Strong growth in the skilled area includes those
positions requiring one to four years of post-secondary education. For those individuals without skills or
plans to acquire them, opportunities are decreasing.

Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow’s jobs
will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. To prepare
students for tomorrow, Burrell High School is working to help students achieve in challenging subjects.
One key approach to this goal is to provide students with relevant contacts to learning.

Career Pathways links what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success
in college and careers. This direct connection to future goals creates a system where high school is
directly connected to jobs and post-secondary training.

Career – implies more than just a job – it includes education, work, and lifestyle. Achieving both success
and a satisfying career takes planning, studying, training, and vision. Your choice of courses now will
allow you to smoothly and successfully move on to your career plan later. For a better future begin now
to explore different possibilities, determine your pathway, choose courses that fit your pathway, and
learn what the work force needs and expects of employees.

To help with planning, talk to your parents, your school counselor, and your teachers. Using this career
planning guide will help you focus on interests and abilities identify occupations that are part of your
pathway, and select elective courses which lead to specific careers.

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HOW TO USE THIS CAREER PLANNER

                                     ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

                         BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

                             ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

                                            HUMAN SERVICES

                                          SCIENCE AND HEALTH

Over the next several years, you will be exploring various career fields. As you select a career field and
then narrow it to occupations, you will need an academic program that gives you a solid foundation.
You may select courses which are recommended core courses and elective courses which lead to
specific career goals.

    1.    Complete the self-assessment tool on page 10 to narrow down a primary and secondary
         pathway for possible exploration.
    2.   Review the information given in the Planner on all the pathways with a special focus on the
         areas that fit your interests.
    3.   On your worksheet, develop a plan for foundation courses and electives fitting the pathway of
         your choice.
    4.   Review the graduation requirements on page 4 to keep yourself on pace to graduate within the
         four-year span of time.
    5.   Remember that most careers of the future will require some advanced training; be prepared to
         continue your education in a variety of ways. Refer to the different levels of education needed
         to access varying careers under each pathway area.
                 a. Entry level positions are jobs most likely to begin immediately after high school.
                 b. Skilled or technical occupations usually require advanced skills or technical training
                      in a two-year program.
                 c. Professional level occupations usually require four or more years of
                      college/university experience.
                 d. Review the College in the High School, AP, and Dual Enrollment options to make
                      connections for the transition to college and/or work plan.

                                           Labor Market Trends

Examining current national, state and local labor market statistics can greatly assist students as they
plan for the future. The following websites offer information for the future workforce about upcoming
careers and expected trends. After each website, you will find a brief description about the information
provided.
News Bureau of Labor Statistics                  http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.t04.htm
America’s Career InfoNet                                          www.acinet.org
My Next Move O-Net                                                https://www.mynextmove.org
Pennsylvania Labor Market Information Database System             www.palmids.state.pa.us

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PA Future Ready Career Index
                        Documentation Required for Graduation

Career Plan Grade 9 - Signed by Parent
Career Plan Grade 10 – Signed by Parent
Career Plan Grade 11 – Signed by Parent
Post-secondary Speech research and presentation Rubric – Media Com & Lit
College and Career Post-Secondary Reflection – Meeting with Post-Secondary Rep
Post-secondary Junior presentation form – Guidance Classroom Presentation
Resume – American Cultures 11, APUSH, NWCTC Shop

Group Project Rubric – AC 9, PreAP AC 9
Time management Reflection – Level 1 World Language and electives
Entrepreneurship Evaluation Team Building Activity – PE/Swim
PA Career Zone Work Importance Profiler – BCIT Electives

Job Shadow

Makerspace Reflection

ASVAB and PSAT

Other

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SELF ASSESSMENT – WHO AM I?

INTERESTS         *        SKILLS         *        VALUES           *       PERSONALITY

The nice thing about exploring by self-assessment is that there are no wrong answers. Your likes and
dislikes are very important in career planning. They will supply you with ideas about the types of jobs
that might be a “best fit” for you. Since this is only a part of the entire career puzzle, the results might
not be exactly what you expect. Use these results and other experiences to broaden your search and
explore careers that you might not have otherwise considered.

You can use one of the interest profilers listed below. They will provide you information on your dominant
Holland Type. This information will help direct you to a pathway where others who share your interests,
find career success and fulfillment.

careeronestop         www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/interests.aspx

O*net Interest Profiler     www.mynextmove.oorg/explore/ip

Pennsylvania Career Zone       www.pacareerzone.org/assessments

                                HOLLAND TYPES AND PATHWAYS MATCHES

R = Realistic
Realistic people like to take a concrete approach to problem solving rather than rely on abstract theory.
They generally show an interest in activities that require motor coordination, skill, and physical strength.
         Pathways related to this type:
              Engineering and Industrial Technology
              Science and Health
              Business, Finance and Information Technology

I=Investigative
Investigative people prefer to think, rather than act, to organize and understand rather than persuade.
They tend to be good at math and science.
        Pathways related to this type:
             Science and Health
             Engineering and Industrial Technology
             Business, Finance and Information Technology

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A=Artistic
Artistic people like to work on unstructured situations where they can use their creativity. They enjoy
performing (theater and music) and the visual arts.
         Pathways related to this type:
              Arts and Communications
              Human Services

S=Social
Social people like to work with other people and seem to satisfy their need in teaching, counseling or
caring for other people. They are often good public speakers with helpful, empathetic personalities.
         Pathways related to this type:
              Human Services
              Science and Health
              Business, Finance and Information Technology

E=Enterprising
Enterprising people are verbally skilled and enjoy influencing and persuading others. They like to lead
and tend to be assertive and enthusiastic.
        Pathways related to this type:
             Business, Finance and Information Technology
             Human Services

C=Conventional
Conventional people are described as conscientious, careful, practical, predictable, persistent, orderly,
and conforming. They prefer to be organized, structured, and follow policies and procedures.
       Pathways related to this type:
            Business, Finance and Information Technology
            Human Services
            Arts and Communications

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THE 5 PATHWAY OPTIONS

ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS (AC)
      Designed to cultivate student’s awareness, interpretation, application and production of visual,
      verbal and written work.
      Focus areas:
           Visual Arts (VA)
           Performing Arts (PA)
           Publishing Arts (PU)

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BFIT)
      Designed to prepare students for careers in the world of business, finance and information
      services.
      Focus areas:
            Business Management (BM)
            Finance (F)
            Marketing, Sales, and Service (MS)
            Information Technology (IT)

ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (EIT)
      Designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and application to areas related to
      technologies necessary to design, develop, install or maintain physical systems.
      Focus Areas:
           Construction and Architecture (C)
           Manufacturing (M)
           Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET)
           Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL)

HUMAN SERVICES (HS)
     Designed to cultivate students’ interests, skills and experience for employment in careers
     related to family and human needs.
     Focus areas:
          Education (E)
          Counseling, Family and Consumer Service (CFC)
          Law, Public Safety and Government (LPG)
          Hospitality and Tourism (HT)

SCIENCE AND HEALTH (SH)
       Designed to cultivate students’ interests in the life, physical and behavioral sciences. In
       addition, the planning, managing and providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services,
       health information and biochemistry research development.
               Focus areas:
                    Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFN)
                    Health Science (HS)
                    Science, Technology and Math (STM)

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ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS (AC) PATHWAY
                SAMPLE CAREERS - HOLLAND CODES AEI, ASI, ASE, EAS, ESA, AES
Focus Areas: Performing Arts (PA) ~ Visual Arts (VA) ~ Publishing Arts (PU)
 Entry (On the Job Training)   Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)        Professional (4+)
 Model (PA)                         Actor (PA)                       Art or Music Teacher (PA)
 Radio Operator (PA)                Book Illustrator (PA)            Cinematographer (PA)
 Stage Hand (PA)                    Choreographer (PA)               Composer (PA)
 Stunt Performer (PA)               Dancer (PA)                      Film Editor (PA)
 Film Loader (VA)                   Disc Jockey (PA)                 Music Critic (PA)
 Floral Designer (VA)               Musician (PA)                    Music Director (PA)
 Florist (VA)                       Talent Agent (PA)                News Broadcaster (PA)
 Projectionist (VA)                 Animator (VA)                    Curator (VA)
 Sound Technician (VA)              Artist (VA)                      Advertising Creator (VA)
 Desktop Publisher (PU)             Broadcast Technician (VA)        Art Director (VA)
 Circulation (PU)                   Camera Technician (VA)           Industrial Designer (VA)
 Copy Person (PU)                   Fashion Designer (VA)            Copy Writer (VA)
 Newsroom Worker (PU)               Jeweler (VA)                     News Writer (PU)
                                    Make-up Artist (VA)              Telecommunications (PU)
                                    Photographer (VA)                Writer (PU)
                                    Recording Engineer (VA)          Architect (VA)
                                    Video Manager (VA)               Editor (PU)
                                    Graphic Artist (VA) (PA)         Publisher (PU)
                                    Web Designer (PU)                Director/Producer (PA)
                                    Professional Athlete (PA)

                        ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COURSE OF STUDY
This four-year plan should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements and
electives. All plans should meet BHS graduation requirements.

 Discipline 9th                      10th                   11th                 12th
 English      Literature 9           Literature 10          Literature 11        Literature 12
 Choose 1     9PreAP                 10PreAP Lang,Lit,Co    11 AP Lang & Comp    12 AP Lit & Comp
              Lang,Lit,Com           (Choose 1)             (Choose 1)           (Choose 1)
              (Choose 1)
 Math         Algebra 1              Algebra 2              Geometry             Math Elective
 Choose       Algebra 2              Algebra 2 Honors       Algebra 2
 sequence     Algebra 2 Honors       Geometry               College Algebra
 and follow   Geometry               Geometry Honors        PreCalculus
              Geometry Honors        PreCalculus            PreCalculus Honors
                                     PreCalculus Honors     AP Calculus A/B
                                                            AP Calculus B/C
 Science      Biology                Integrated Science     Chemistry            Science Elective
 Choose 1     Pre-AP Biology         Chemistry              Physics 1
                                     Pre-AP Chemistry 1     AP Physics 1
                                     Physical Science       Environmental Sci
                                                            Physical Sci
 Social       American Cultures 9    World Cultures         American Cultures    AP Economics
 Studies                                                    11                   AP Government
 Choose 1

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Pre AP American       World Cultures           AP US History       US Government and
              Cultures 9            Honors                                       Economics
 Physical     PE/Swim               PE/Swim                  PE/Swim             PE/Swim
 Education
 Health                             Health
 Tech         Suggested but not required in grade 9
 Speech                                                      Media & Com Lit
 Per Fin                                                                         Personal Finance
 World        French 1*             French 2*                French 3*           French 4/5 Honors*
 Language     Spanish 1*            Spanish 2*               Spanish 3*          Spanish 4/5 Honors*
 *
 Pathway      See choices below
 Elective
*Recommended for this career pathway

                                              ELECTIVES

Please note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the
course description pages of this booklet for elective recommendations and requirements.

 9th                       10th                       11th                     12th
 Band (PA)                 Band (PA)                  Band (PA)                Band (PA)
 Choir (PA)                Choir (PA)                 Choir (PA)               Choir (PA)
                           Band/Choir (PA)            Band/Choir (PA)          Band/Choir (PA)
                                                                               IS Music Honors
                                                                               Course
 Band/Choir (PA)           Drawing & Painting (VA)    Ceramics & Sculpt (VA)   G. Design &
                                                                               Printmaking (VA)+
 Rock Pop History (PA)     Engineering 1 (VA&PU)      Engineering 1 (VA&PU)    Engineering 1 (VA&PU)
 Creativity & Innovat      Architect Des (VA&PU)      Architect Des (VA&PU)    Architect Des (VA&PU)
 (VA)
 Yearbook (PU)             Yearbook (PU)              Yearbook (PU)            Yearbook (PU)
 Journalism Newspaper      Journalism Newspaper       Journalism Newspaper     Journalism Newspaper
 (PU)                      (PU)                       (PU)                     (PU)
 Theater Technology        Intro to Website Design    Intro to Website         Intro to Website
 (PA)                      (PU)+                      Design (PU)+             Design (PU)+
 Screenwriting (PU)        Theater Technology          Statistics Hon           Statistics Hon
                           (PA)                       (VA&PU)                  (VA&PU)
 Woodworking 1 (VA)        Video Technology (VA)+     Adv Video Tech (VA)+     Adv Video Tech (VA)+
 Creativity and            Drawing & Painting (VA)    Ceramics & Sculpt (VA)   IS Art Drawing &
 Innovation (VA)                                                               Painting
 Game Design (VA)          NWCTC: Multi-media 1       NWCTC: Multi-media       NWCTC: Multi-media 3
                           (VA&PU)                    2 (VA&PU)                (VA&PU)

+Meets BCIT requirement

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BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BFIT) PATHWAY
                    SAMPLE CAREERS – HOLLAND CODES ESC, ESR, IAS, SEA
Focus Areas: Marketing and Sales (MS)~Finance (F)~Information Technology (IT)~ Business
Management (BM)
 Entry (On the Job Training)    Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)    Professional (4+)
 Customer Service                 Computer Salesperson (MS)         Marketing Manager (MS)
 Representative (MS)              Retail Buyer (MS)                 Certified Public Accountant (F)
 Reservation/Travel Agent (MS)    Bank Collection Officer (F)       Economist (F)
 Telemarketer (MS)                Claims Adjuster (F)               Tax Examiner (F)
 Book Keeper (F)                  Software Engineer (IT)            E-Commerce Analyst (IT)
 Payroll Clerk (F)                Production Support Analyst (IT)   Operations Analyst (IT)
 Title Searcher (F)               Desktop Publisher (IT,MS)         Systems Analyst (IT)
 Computer Operator (IT)           Medical Secretary (BM)            Hospital Administrator (BM)
 Accounts Payable Office Mgr      Real Estate Agent (BM,MS)         Human Resources Mgr (BM)
 (BM)                             Restaurant Manager (BM, MS)       Chief Executive Officer (BM)
 Administrative Assistant (BM)    Sales Representative (BM, MS)     Manufacturing Sales
 Bank Teller (BM)                                                   Representative (BM, MS)
 File Clerk (BM)                                                    Bank President (BM, F)
 Retail Sales Clerk (BM)
 School Secretary (BM)

           BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSE OF STUDY
This four-year plan should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements and
electives. All plans should meet BHS graduation requirements.

 Discipline   9th                 10th                   11th                  12th
 English      Literature 9        Literature 10          Literature 11         Literature 12
 Choose 1     9PreAP              10PreAP Lang,Lit,Co    11AP Lang & Comp      12 AP Lit & Comp
              Lang,Lit,Com        (Choose 1)             (Choose 1)            (Choose 1)
              (Choose 1)
 Math         Algebra 1           Algebra 2              Geometry              Math Elective
 Choose       Algebra 2           Algebra 2 Honors       Algebra 2             AP Statistics
 sequence     Algebra 2 Honors    Geometry               College Algebra
 and follow   Geometry            Geometry Honors        PreCalculus
              Geometry Honors     PreCalculus            PreCalculus Honors
                                  PreCalculus Honors     AP Calculus A/B
                                                         AP Calculus B/C
 Science      Biology             Integrated Science     Chemistry             Science Elective
 Choose 1     Pre-AP Biology      Chemistry              Physics 1
                                  Pre-AP Chemistry 1     AP Physics 1
                                  Physical Science       Environmental Sci
                                                         Physical Science
 Social       American Cultures   World Cultures         American Cultures     AP Economics
 Studies      9                                          11
 Choose 1                         World Cultures                               AP Government
              Pre AP American     Honors                 AP US History
              Cultures 9                                                       US Government and
                                                                               Economics

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Physical    PE/Swim               PE/Swim                  PE/Swim             PE/Swim
 Education
 Health                            Health
 Tech        Suggested but not required in grade 9
 Speech                                                     Media & Com Lit
 Per Fin                                                                        Personal Finance
 World       French 1*             French 2*                French 3*           French 4/5 Honors
 Language*   Spanish 1*            Spanish 2*               Spanish 3*          Spanish 4/5 Honors

 Pathway     See choices below
 Elective
*Recommended for this career pathway.

                                            ELECTIVES
Please note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the
course description pages of this booklet for elective recommendations and requirements.

 9th                      10th                       11th                     12th
 Band                     Band                       Band                     Band
 Choir                    Choir                      Choir                    Choir
 Band/Choir               Band/Choir                 Band/Choir               Band/Choir
 Intro to Programming     Sports/Entertainment       Sports/Entertainment     Sports/Entertainment
 PYTHON (IT)+             Marketing (MS)             Marketing (MS)           Marketing (MS)
 Sports, Entertainment,   Intro to Web Design        Intro to Web Design      Intro to Web Design
 Marketing (MS)           (MS)+                      (MS)+                    (MS)+
 Intro to Photoshop       Intro to Photoshop         Intro/Adv Computer       Intro/Adv Computer
 (MS)+                    (MS)+                      Programming (IT)+        Programming (IT)+
                          AP Computer Sci (IT+)      AP Computer Sci (IT+)    AP Computer Sci (IT+)
 Game Design (IT)         Computer Applications
                          (IT)
 Accounting (F)           Accounting (F)             Accounting (F)           Accounting (F)
 Yearbook (MS&IT)         Yearbook (MS&IT)           Yearbook (MS&IT)         Yearbook (MS&IT)
                                                     Psychology (MS&BM)       Psychology (MS&BM)
                                                     Statistics (F&MS)        Statistics (F&MS)
                                                     Intro to Photoshop       AP Economics (F)
                                                     (MS)+
                                                     Current Events           AP Calculus A/B or
                                                                              B/C(F)
                          NWCTC: Cyber Security      NWCTC: Cyber             NWCTC: Cyber
                          (IT)                       Security (IT)            Security (IT)

+Meets BCIT requirement

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ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (ET) PATHWAY
                   SAMPLE CAREERS – HOLLAND CODES IRE, IRS, EIR, RIS, IEC
Focus Areas: Construction (C)~Manufacturing (M)~Engineering and Engineering Technology
(ET)~Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL)
 Entry (On the Job Training)      Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Professional (4+)
 Carpet Installer (C)            Grader & Dozer Operator (C)     Navigator (TDL)
 Drywall Worker (C)              Electric Technician (M)         Aeronautical Engin (ET&TDL)
 Roofer (C)                      Auto Mechanic (TDL)             Aerospace Engineer (ET&TDL)
 Machine Operator (M)            Air Traffic Controller (TDL)    Airline Pilot (ET&TDL)
 Baggage Handler (TDL)           Auto Body Repair (TDL)          Architect (ET&C)
 Dockworker (TDL)                Bus Driver (TDL)                Civil Engineer (ET&C)
 Freight Handler (TDL)           Diesel Mechanic (TDL)           Chemical Engineer (ET)
 Laborer (C, M, TDL)             Dispatch (TDL)                  Computer Network Engin (ET)
                                 Motorcycle Mechanic (TDL)       Industrial Engineer (ET&M)
 Apprenticeships:                Taxi Driver (TDL)               Mechanical Engineer (ET&M)
 Brick Mason (C)                 Truck Driver (TDL)              Astronaut (ET)
 Carpenter (C)                   Truck Terminal Manager (TDL)    Nuclear Engineer (ET)
 Electrician (C)                 Civil Engineering Tech (ET)     Petroleum Engineer (ET)
 HVAC (C)                        Robotics Technician (ET)        NASA Scientist (ET)
 Plumber (C)                     CAD/CAM Technician (M&ET)       Transportation Engineer
 Machinist (M)                   Laser Technicians (M&ET)        (ET&TDL)
 Diesel Mechanic (TDL)                                           Video Game Designer (ET)
 Surveyor (TDL, ET)                                              Gameplay Programmer (ET)

                ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY COURSE OF STUDY
This four-year plan should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements and
electives. All plans should meet BHS graduation requirements.

 Discipline   9th                10th                  11th                 12th
 English      Literature 9       Literature 10         Literature 11        Literature 12
 Choose 1     9PreAP             10PreAP Lang,Lit,Co   11AP Lang & Comp     12 AP Lit & Comp
              Lang,Lit,Com       (Choose 1)            (Choose 1)           (Choose 1)
              (Choose 1)
 Math         Algebra 1          Algebra 2             Geometry             Math Elective
 Choose       Algebra 2          Algebra 2 Honors      Algebra 2
 sequence     Algebra 2 Honors   Geometry              College Algebra
 and follow   Geometry           Geometry Honors       PreCalculus
              Geometry Honors    PreCalculus           PreCalculus Honors
                                 PreCalculus Honors    AP Calculus A/B
                                                       AP Calculus B/C
 Science      Biology            Integrated Science    Chemistry            Science Elective*
 Choose 1     Pre-AP Biology     Chemistry             Physics 1
                                 Pre-AP Chemistry 1    AP Physics 1
                                 Physical Science      Environmental Sci
                                                       Physical Science
 Social       American Cult 9    World Cultures        American Cultures    AP Economics
 Studies                                               11
 Choose 1     Pre AP American    World Cultures                             AP Government
              Cultures 9         Honors                AP US History

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US Government and
                                                                                    Economics
 Physical     PE/Swim                PE/Swim                   PE/Swim              PE/Swim
 Education
 Health                             Health
 Tech         Suggested but not required in grade 9
 Speech                                                        Media & Com Lit
 Per Fin                                                                            Personal Finance
 World        French 1*              French 2*                 French 3*            French 4/5 Honors
 Language*    Spanish 1*             Spanish 2*                Spanish 3*           Spanish 4/5 Honors

 Pathway      See choices below
 Elective

                                            ELECTIVES
Please note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the
course description pages of this booklet for elective recommendations and requirements.

 9th                        10th                        11th                      12th
 Band                       Band                        Band                      Band
 Choir                      Choir                       Choir                     Choir
 Band/Choir                 Band/Choir                  Band/Choir                Band/Choir
 Game Deisgn (VA)           Engineering 1 (C&M)+        Engineering 1 (C&M)       Engineering 2 (C&M)
 Woodworkingv1 (M)          Intro to Website Design     Intro to Website          Intro to Website
                            (MS)+                       Design (MS)+              Design (MS)+
 Engineering 1 (C&M)+       Architecture (C&M)          Engineering 2             AP Computer Sci (ET)+
 Creativity & Innova (VA)   Adv Woodworking (M)         AP Chemistry (ET)         AP Chemistry (ET)
 Intro to Photoshop         Intro/Adv Computer          Adv Woodworking (M)       Logic (TDL)
 (MS)+                      Programming (ET
                            &TDL)+
                            Computer Applications       Architecture (C&M)        Architecture (C&M)
                             (IT)+
                                                        PreCalculus (All)         Psychology (MS&BM)
                            Graphic Des & Prtm          Statistics (M&TDL)        Statistics (F&MS)
                            +(VA)
                            Intro to Website Design     Logic (TDL)               AP Biology (ET)
                            (MS)+
                                                        AP Physics 1 (ET)         AP Physics 2 (ET)
                                                        Intro/Adv Computer        AP Calculus A/B or B/C
                                                        Programming (ET           (All)
                                                        &TDL)+
                            NWCTC: Welding 1 (C),       NWCTC: Welding 1          NWCTC: Welding 3
                            Carpentry 1 (C), HVAC 1     (C), Carpentry 2 (C),     (C), Carpentry 3 (C),
                            (C), Constr Trades 1 (C),   HVAC 2 (C), Constr        HVAC 3 (C), Cons Tr 3
                            Machine Tool 1 (M),         Trades 2 (C), Machine     (C), Machine Tool 3
                            Auto Mechanics 1 (ET)       Tool 2 (M), Auto          (M), Auto Mechanics 3
                            Collision Repair Tec (ET)   Mechanics 2 (ET),         (ET)Collision Rep Tec3
                                                        Collision Rep Tec2 (ET)   (ET)
+Meets BCIT requirement

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HUMAN SERVICES (HS) PATHWAY
              SAMPLE CAREERS – HOLLAND CODES SEC, SIA, SAE, ASE, RIE, SEA, SRE
Focus Area: Counseling, Personal Care (CPC)~Education (E)~Law, Public Safety and Government
(LPG)~Hospitality and Tourism (HT)
  Entry (On the Job Training)   Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)    Professional (4+)
 Child Care Worker (CPC)            Barber (CPC)                     Funeral Director (CPC)
 Cosmetics Representative (CPC)     Cosmetologist (CPC)              Marriage & Family Therapist
 Dry Cleaning Operator (CPC)        Fashion Designer (CPC)           (CPC)
 Home Health Aide (CPC)             Manicurist (CPC)                 College Professor (E)
 Library Assistant (E)              Massage Therapist (CPC)          Principal (E)
 Armed Services Career (LPG)        Mortician (CPC)                  Teacher (E)
 Bailiff (LPG)                      Truck Driver (CPC)               City Manager (LPG)
 Postal Services Worker (LPG)       Teacher’s Aide (E)               Criminologist (LPG)
 Security Guard (LPG)               Armed Services Career (LPG)      FBI Agent (LPG)
 Utility Worker (LPG)               Crime Lab Technician (LPG)       Lawyer (LPG)
 Aerobics Instructor (HT)           Fire Fighter (LPG)               Parole Officer (LPG)
 Travel Agent (HT)                  Bartender (HT)                   Paralegal (LPG)
 Waitress (HT)                      Chauffer (HT)                    Park Ranger (LPG)
                                    Flight Attendant (HT)            Workforce Director (LPG)
                                    Meat Cutter (HT)                 Athletic Agent (HT)
                                    Personal Trainer (CPC)           Executive Chef (HT)
                                                                     Family Planner (HT)
                                                                     Food Services Manager (HT)
                                                                     Hotel/Motel Management (HT)
                                                                     Social Workers (CPC)
                                                                     Psychologist (CPC)

                              HUMAN SERVICES COURSE OF STUDY
This four-year plan should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements and
electives. All plans should meet BHS graduation requirements.

 Discipline 9th                     10th                   11th                 12th
 English      Literature 9          Literature 10          Literature 11        Literature 12
 Choose 1     9PreAP                10PreAP Lang,Lit,Co    11AP Lang & Comp     12 AP Lit & Comp
              Lang,Lit,Com          (Choose 1)             (Choose 1)           (Choose 1)
              (Choose 1)
 Math         Algebra 1             Algebra 2              Geometry             Math Elective
 Choose       Algebra 2             Albegra 2 Honors       Algebra 2
 sequence     Algebra 2 Honors      Geometry               College Algebra
 and follow   Geometry              Geometry Honors        PreCalculus
              Geometry Honors       PreCalculus            PreCalculus Honors
                                    PreCalculus Honors     AP Calculus A/B
                                                           AP Calculus B/C
 Science      Biology               Integrated Science     Chemistry            Science Elective
 Choose 1     Pre-AP Biology        Chemistry              AP Physics 1
                                    Pre-AP Chemistry 1     Physics 1
                                    Physical Science       Environmental Sci
                                                           Physical Science
 Social       American Cultures 9   World Cultures         American Cultures    AP Economics
 Studies                                                   11                   AP Government

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Choose 1     Pre AP American        World Cultures           AP US History       US Government and
              Cultures 9             Honors                                       Economics
 Physical     PE/Swim                PE/Swim                  PE/Swim             PE/Swim
 Education
 Health                             Health
 Tech         Suggested but not required in grade 9.
 Speech                                                       Media & Com Lit
 Per Fin                                                                          Personal Finance
 World        French 1*              French 2*                French 3*           French 4/5 Honors*
 Language     Spanish 1*             Spanish 2*               Spanish 3*          Spanish 4/5 Honors*
 *
 Pathway      See choices below
 Elective
*Recommended for this career pathway

                                                 ELECTIVES

Please note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the
course description pages of this booklet for elective recommendations and requirements.

 9th                         10th                      11th                     12th
 Band                        Band                      Band                     Band
 Choir                       Choir                     Choir                    Choir
 Band/Choir                  Band/Choir                Band/Choir (PA)          Band/Choir
                             Drawing & Painting (E)    Ceramics & Sculpt (E)    Graphic Design &
                                                                                Printmaking (E)
 Food 1 & 2 (HT)             Food 1 & 2 (HT)           Food 1 & 2 (HT)          Food 1 & 2 (HT)
 Creativity & Innovati (E)   Child Dev 1 & 2 (CPC&E)   Child Dev 1 & 2          Child Dev 1 & 2
                                                       (CPC&E)                  (CPC&E)
 Sports & Entertainment      Accounting 1 (HT)         Law (LPG & E)            Law (LPG & E)
 Marketing (HT)
 Theater Techology (HT)      Computer Applications     Sociology (LPG&E)        Sociology (LPG&E)
                              (E, LPG, HT)+
 Media Communications        Into to Website Design    Psychology (LPG&E)       Psychology (LPG&E)
 (HT&E)                      (HT)+
                                                       Statistics (E&CPC)       Statistics (E&CPC)
                                                       Accounting (HT)          Accounting (HT)
                             Drawing & Painting (VA)   Architect Des (HT)       Architect Des (HT)
                                                       Engineering 1 (HT)+      Engineering (HT)+
                                                       Ceramics & Sculp (VA)    Graph Des &
                                                                                Prtm(VA)+
                                                       Current Events           Sports &
                                                                                Entertainment
                                                                                Marketing (HT

                             NWCTC: Culinary 1         NWCTC: Culinary 2        NWCTC: Culinary 3
                             (HT), Cosmetology 1       (HT), Cosmetology 2      (HT), Cosmetology 3
                             (CPC), Health             (CPC), Health            (CPC), Health
                             Occupations 1 (CPC)       Occupations 2 (CPC)      Occupations 3 (CPC)

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SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND HEALTH (SH) PATHWAY
               SAMPLE CAREERS – HOLLAND CODES IRE, IRS, ICR, RIS, SIE, SIR, ESC
Pathway Focus Area: Health Science (HS)~Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFN)~Science,
                                  Technology and Math (STM)
 Entry (On the Job Training)     Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs)   Professional (4+)
 Hospital Worker (HS)            Certified Nursing Assistant   Athletic Trainer (HS)
 Patient Care Technician (HS)    (HS)                          Chiropractor (HS)
 Dialysis Technician (HS)        Dental Hygienist (HS)         Dietician (HS)
 EEG Technician (HS)             Licensed Practical Nurse (HS) Physician Assistant (HS)
 Home Health Aide (HS)           Medical Lab Technician (HS)   Medical Examiner (HS)
 Physical Therapy Aide (HS)      Pharmacy Assistant (HS)       Pharmacist (HS)
 Animal Caretaker (AFN)          Radiological Technician (HS)  Physician (HS)
 Breeder (AFN)                   Respiratory Therapist (HS)    Podiatrist (HS)
 Extension Service Worker        Sports Instructor (HS)        Registered Nurse (HS)
 (AFN)                           Dental Lab Technician         Agronomist (AFN)
 Farm Manager (AFN)              (HS&STM)                      Geographer (AFN)
 Food Conservation Worker        Fish & Game Worker (AFN)      Geologist (AFN)
 (AFN)                           Forest Conservationist (AFN) Marine Biologist (AFN)
 Wildlife Reserve Worker         GPS Technician (AFN)          Soil Conservationist (AFN)
 (AFN)                           Surveyor (AFN)                Veterinarian (AFN)
 Zoo Caretaker (AFN)             Veterinary Technician (AFN)   Chemist (STM)
 Hazardous Waste Technician Nano technician (STM)              Geneticist (STM)
 (STM)                           Personal Trainer (HS)         Statistician (STM)
 Optician (STM)                  Emergency Medical Tech (HS) Zoologist (STM)
 Data Entry (STM)

                            SCIENCE AND HEALTH COURSE OF STUDY
This four-year plan should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements and
electives. All plans should meet BHS graduation requirements.

 Discipline   9th                10th                  11th                 12th
 English      Literature 9       Literature 10         Literature 11        Literature 12
 Choose 1     9PreAP             10PreAP Lang,Lit,Co   11AP Lang & Comp     12 AP Lit & Comp
              Lang,Lit,Com       (Choose 1)            (Choose 1)           (Choose 1)
              (Choose 1)
 Math         Algebra 1          Algebra 2             Geometry             Math Elective
 Choose       Algebra 2          Algebra 2 Honors      Algebra 2
 sequence     Algebra 2 Honors   Geometry              College Algebra
 and follow   Geometry           Geometry Honors       PreCalculus
              Geometry Honors    PreCalculus           PreCalculus Honors
                                 PreCalculus Honors    AP Calculus A/B
                                                       AP Calculus B/c
 Science      Biology            Integrated Science    Chemistry            Science Elective*
 Choose 1     Pre-AP Biology     Chemistry             AP Physics 1
                                 Pre-AP Chemistry 1    Physics 1
                                 Physical Science      Pre-AP Physics 1
                                                       Environmental Sci
                                                       Physical Science

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Social      American Cultures     World Cultures          American Cultures     AP Economics
 Studies     9                     World Cultures          11                    AP Government
 Choose 1    American Cultures     Honors                  AP US History         US Government and
             9 Pre-AP                                                            Economics
 Physical    PE/Swim               PE/Swim                 PE/Swim               PE/Swim
 Education
 Health                            Health
 Tech        Suggest but not required in grade 9
 Speech                                                    Media & Com Lit
 Per Fin                                                                         Personal Finance
 World       French 1*             French 2*               French 3*             French 4/5 Honors*
 Language*   Spanish 1*            Spanish 2*              Spanish 3*            Spanish 4/5 Honors*

 Pathway       See choices below
 Elective
*This course recommended for career pathway.

                                            ELECTIVES
Please note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the
course description pages of this booklet for elective recommendations and requirements.

 9th                      10th                      11th                       12th
 Band                     Band                      Band                       Band
 Choir                    Choir                     Choir                      Choir
 Band/Choir               Band/Choir                Band/Choir                 Band/Choir
 Food 1 & 2 (AFN, STM)    Engineering 1 (SSTM)+     Engineering 1 (STM)+       Engineering 1 (STM)+
 Engineering 1 (SSTM)+    Food 1 & 2 (AFN, STM)     Engineering 2 (STM)        Statistics Honors
 Child Develop 1&2 (HS)                             AP Chemistry (STM)         AP Chemistry (STM)
 Video Technology (HS)    Intro/Adv Computer        Psychology (HS)            AP Physics (STM)
                          Programming (STM)+
 Creativity & Inno (VA)   Child Dev 1 & 2 (HS)      Biology 2 Honors (STM)     Sociology (HS&AFN)
 Intro to Computer        Intro to Website Design   PreCalculus (All)          Psychology (HS)
 Programming PYTHON+      (STM)+
                          Computer Applications     Statistics (All)           Statistics (All)
                           (IT)+
                          AP Computer Sci (IT+)     Logic (TDL)                AP Biology (STM)
                                                    Intro/Adv Computer         Calculus 1 or 2(All)
                                                    Programming (ET
                                                    &TDL)+
                                                    Psychology (HS)            Logic (STM)
                                                    Logic (STM)                Current Events
                                                    Sociology (HS&AFN)         Food 1 & 2 (AFN, STM)
                                                    Child Dev 1 & 2 (HS)       Child Dev 1 & 2 (HS)
                                                    Intro to Website           Intro to Website
                                                    Design (STM)+              Design (STM)+
                          NWCTC: Health             NWCTC: Health              NWCTC: Health
                          Occupations 1 (HS),       Occupations 2 (HS),        Occupations 3 (HS),
                          Sports Rehab 1(HS)        Sports Rehab 2(HS)         Sports Rehab 2(HS)

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ART EDUCATION
0703                 GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12            PREREQUISITE: NONE
Creativity &
Innovation           This course will let students explore varies aspects of art and design. Techniques in 2-D
                     and 3-D will be utilized to create through areas of study in fine arts such as design,
1 credit             drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Students will be expected to play an active
                     role in learning through class exercises, class discussions, collaboration, and creative
                     production.
0705                  GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12            PREREQUISITE: NONE
Drawing & Painting
                     Develop skills of observation and expression through a visual medium. Instruction in
1 credit             drawing and painting incorporates a variety of techniques, media, and subject matter.
                     This elective enhances students’ perceptual and aesthetic awareness through the
                     creative process.
0708                 GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12            PREREQUISITE: NONE
Ceramics &           Delve into a variety of processes and materials in the making of 3-dimensional artwork.
Sculpture            Ceramics will work with both hand-building techniques as well as the pottery wheel to
                     create both functional and sculptural pieces of art. Sculpture will work with life casting,
1 credit             mold making, plaster, and more. Students will come away with a greater knowledge of
                     ceramics & sculpture, the ability to create unique works of their own.

0709                 GRADES 9,10, 11, 12             PREREQUISITE: NONE
Graphic Design &
Printmaking          Explore what makes a design successful, and investigate the role of design and the
                     designer. Learn design tools, principles and methods to produce unique graphic works of
1 credit             art. Typography, photography, and illustration are incorporated in visualizing your ideas.
                     Students will create artwork in printmaking techniques including mono-printing, block-
                     printing, bookbinding, stenciling and silk-screening

0712                 GRADE 11, 12                         TEACHER RECOMMENDATION ONLY
IS Drawing and       Students will set learning objectives before beginning, and will pursue knowledge
Painting Honors      through a variety of skills, media, and techniques.

1 credit

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BUSINESS, COMPUTERS, AND
                      INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                Note: BCIT credit requirements can be taken at any grade level (9-12).
         Some courses will be offered on a rotation of every other year. Be sure to plan carefully.
0662                Grades 9, 10, 11, 12       SEMESTER
Game Design
                    Learn how professionals design games, Understand the role of a game designer, Learn
0.5 credit          about and apply the elements of game design, Mod existing games, Develop your original
                    own game prototype, and Present your game design for peer review.
0673                AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the
AP Computer         underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative
Science             aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet,
                    cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives
1 credit            students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for
                    both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a
                    rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science. Topics
                    covered: Intro to HTML, Intro to Programming with Javascript, Digitial Information, The
                    Internet, and Data.

0696                  GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12        SEMESTER
Intro to Photoshop    This semester course is designed to teach the basics of Photoshop. Students will use Adobe
                      software to learn to manage, repair and manipulate photos for both print and web design
                      purposes. Projects for this class include; creating a personalized calendar, designing a
                      puzzle and bringing it to life in the Makerspace, making magnets and customizing greeting
                      cards.

0.5 credit
+BCIT
0697                  GRADES: 10, 11, 12          SEMESTER
Intro to Web Design
and Development       CHS Course Name at Pitt: Website Design & Development
                      CS0134 = 3 Credits      Qualifying College in High School course since 2002
                      This semester course is a College in High School course which means students will have the
                      opportunity to obtain college credits through the University of Pittsburgh and will be
0.5 credit            learning at an advanced level. This course is designed to teach the basics of web page
+BCIT                 development through learning the standard web page language HTML5 and CSS. Upon
                      completion of this course, students will have a foundation for creating their own websites.
                      Students can take this course to fulfill their BCIT graduation requirement.
0698                  GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12         SEMESTER
Computer
Applications          This course introduces students to the Microcomputer and various state-of-the-art
                      software applications: word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, and database. The
                      overall goal of the course is to guide the students into becoming a proficient
0.5 credit            microcomputer user.
+BCIT
0691                  GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12      YEAR
Intro to
                      CHS Course Name at Pitt: Introduction to Computer Programming – PYTHON CS0008 = 3 Credits
Programming –         Qualifying College in High School
PYTHON

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Put your problem solving skills to the test with Python programming!
OFFERED ON A        In this course, the students will:
ROTATION
                        1.   Create applications (programs) to solve problems
1 credit                2.   Create graphical user interfaces
+BCIT                   3.   Code games (eventually) and experience some web programming
                        4.   Program robots
                        5.   Gain a marketable skill!
                        6.   Get college credits from the University of Pittsburgh!
                    Python is an easy language to learn, and is used widely from academics to engineering.
                    No programming experience expected or required. Students may opt out of taking the
                    course for college credit.
                    ** Python will be a prerequisite to the Zulama programming courses (GameMaker,
                    Mobile Game Design, and Unity 3D).
0694                GRADES: 10, 11, 12           YEAR           PREREQUISITE: Intro to Computer Programming
Advanced Computer
Programming         This is an advanced course in computer science programming. Topics covered include:
             JAVA   review of programming fundamentals, methods of programming, arrays, objects, and
                    reading/writing files. Multiple languages will be explored, including Java and
                    ActionScript (Flash). Because of the advanced nature of the class, it is intended for
                    students interested in computer science.

1 credit
+BCIT
0699                GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12        SEMESTER
Accounting 1
                    This course is strongly recommended for any student who plans to pursue a career in the
                    world of business. It is recommended for those planning to further their education in the
0.5 credit
                    field of accounting, marketing, finance, business management and any of the business
                    related career areas.The course familiarizes students with papers and forms used in
                    everyday business transactions, stressing the importance of neatness and accuracy for
                    accounting records, posting debits and credits, a journal, constructing a worksheet, and
                    creating various financial reports.
0686                GRADE 12                     SEMESTER         REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS
Personal Finance
                    Personal Finance is a one semester course designed to prepare students to
                    effectively manage their money and make wise financial decisions as they
                    become independent adults. This course will be taught through traditional and
0.5 credit          virtual learning environments. Students will focus on creating a financial plan to
                    learn how to effectively budget, save, invest, understand insurance, and how to
                    use credit wisely.
0688                GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12       SEMESTER              PREREQUISITE: NONE
Sports,
Entertainment       This course will take you on a step by step journey of the exciting world of sports and
Marketing Mgmt      entertainment marketing and management. The industry is all around us – not just at
0.                  ballparks and theaters, but at school, on television, radio, in stores, and on the Internet.
                    This course will emphasize the importance of the marketing industry and the role it plays in
5 credit            our society.

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ENGLISH EDUCATION
All English courses will include areas of spelling improvement, vocabulary enrichment, and writing
0015                    GRADE 9
9 Pre-AP Language,
Literature, and         Beginning with the extensive summer reading and writing assignment, students learn to
Composition             think independently, to produce coherent and clear writing, and to annotate and analyze
                        literature across the various texts studied in this class. The course is taught thematically,
                        and emphasis is placed on making connections between literary works and modern society.
1 credit                Vocabulary is composed from literary selections, and students must demonstrate proficient
                        use of the words. Furthermore, active participation is necessary during class discussions.
                        Replete with several essays, seminar-discussion that necessitates active participation, and a
                        formal research paper, this course demands much preparation and commitment. Although
                        no pre-requisite is required, this course does build upon the literary analysis and writing
                        skills of the Pre-AP eighth grade English course and serves to prepare students for the tenth
                        grade level.
0016                    GRADE 9
Literature 9
                        In this course, short stories, a Shakespearean play, a Greek epic, and other literature works
1 credit                are studied. Annotation of texts also begins in the ninth grade year, and this form of literary
                        analysis promotes critical thinking, which is further cultivated through seminar-based
                        discussions where class participation is required. Writing assignments entail careful
                        reflection of the literature, and students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of
                        grammar skills previously learned in middle school. Moreover, students are introduced to
                        the research process, which culminates in two short research essays. Additionally,
                        vocabulary is composed from literary selections, and students must demonstrate proficient
                        use of the words. Finally, the connection of literature to modern society and popular culture
                        is readily explored.
0021                    GRADE 10
10 Pre-AP
Language,               Since this course builds from the foundation established in English 9 Pre-AP, students
Literature, and         scheduled for this course will have a thorough understanding of grammar rules as well as
Composition             essay development that demonstrates critical thinking. Vocabulary study will continue with
                        lists composed from literary selections, and students must demonstrate proficient use of the
1 credit                words. Analysis of world literature, with an emphasis on abstract thinking and annotation of
                        texts, will begin with the summer reading assignment and continue throughout the year.
                        Research progresses this year as students write another essay with material gleaned from
                        various sources. Independent reading beyond classroom texts and active participation in
                        class discussions are also required as well. Finally, students will be introduced to rhetorical
                        devices in preparation for the eleventh grade AP course.
0024                    GRADE 10
Literature 10
                        Similar to English 9, vocabulary is composed from literary selections, and students must
1 credit                demonstrate proficient use of the words. However, the literature focus of this course is
                        world literature. Independent reading of ancillary novels supplements the curriculum.
                        Furthermore, students write several essays and students’ research skills are honed through
                        the continued process of obtaining sources and writing an essay. Annotation of texts
                        continues as students delve deeper into analysis and the effectiveness of literary devices.
                        Finally, class participation is required as well.

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039 11             GRADE 11
AP Language and
Composition        Similar to the tenth grade Pre-AP class, though, this course begins with summer reading
                   assignments. However, this course is characterized by intensive reading and analysis of the
                   effectiveness of rhetorical devices utilized in speeches, commercials, political cartoons,
                   essays, and articles. Thus, while the emphasis is on rhetoric, students do also read a
1 credit           sampling of American literature that necessitates close reading and critical thinking.
                   Students prepare for the mandatory English Language AP through several practice prompts
                   that require a synthesis of various sources. This course also requires independent reading
                   that culminates in analytical essays that are assessed using the AP College Board rubric.
                   Although students are not mandated to have taken Pre-AP tenth grade English, such rigor
                   demands that students have mastered the basics of grammar and writing. In addition,
                   students are expected to actively contribute to class discussions. Finally, students continue
                   the development of their research skills through the writing of a rhetorical analysis.
0042               GRADE 11
Literature 11
                   A survey of American literature from the 1600’s to the present is studied. Vocabulary study
1 credit           further builds with lists composed from literary selections, and students must demonstrate
                   proficient use of the words. Students are also introduced to rhetorical devices. Several
                   essays involve literary analysis of novels, and students are required to complete
                   independent reading as well. As students prepare for the SATS, an emphasis is placed on
                   the study of inference and subtlety of language. Moreover, students are expected to
                   prepare for extensive contribution to class discussion. Finally, students continue the
                   development of their research skills through the writing of an extensive essay that evaluates
                   the American Dream.
0050               GRADE 12
12 AP Literature
and Composition     The AP English Literature and Composition course is designed around a seminar format,
                    similar to a typical college course. Thus, active, engaging discussion on the students’ part is
                    imperative to foster this college course atmosphere. Beginning with the summer reading
                    assignments and papers, students will analyze British literature through various lenses (i.e.
1 credit            psychological, historical, etc). To prepare for the mandatory Advanced Placement
                    examination, students will study and apply various literary terms as they engage in close,
                    independent reading. Finally, evaluation of the texts will culminate in several essays that
                    assess the students’ effectiveness in conveying their argument as they adhere to the AP
                    College Board rubric. Writing also includes an extensive research paper that focuses on
                    career-related issue.
0051               GRADE 12
Literature 12
                   This course studies a survey of British literature and other works. At this level, students are
1 credit           expected to engage in more independent vocabulary study. Additionally, students are
                   expected to prepare for significant contribution to class discussion, which is modeled on
                   college-seminar format. Thus, annotation of texts is part of this preparation. Moreover,
                   several writing assessments that foster critical and abstract thinking will prepare students
                   for higher education. Finally, students master their research skills as they write an extensive
                   research paper that focuses on a career-related issue.
090 Media and      GRADE 9, 10, 11, 12       SEMESTER                               REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS
Communications
Literacy           Media and Communications Literacy is a course designed to enhance communication by
                   developing skill with the spoken word. Students learn through the repeated, preferably
                   weekly, experience of giving speeches before the class. It is this activity, and not the usual
0.5 credit         regimen of tests, quizzes, etc., that is the basis for the grade. In-depth work is done on

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individual delivery skills as well as on speech content. Students are also expected to prepare
                and to turn in outlines and to develop other preparatory skills, such as doing research on a
                chosen topic. Another valuable skill to be learned is that of listening and thus being able to
                criticize constructively the speeches of others. Finally, students will also analyze media, such
                as commercials, and the effectiveness of the rhetorical devices used.
0063            GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12              SEMESTER
Screenwriting
                Why do we cry at movies? Or cheer? Why do thrillers put us on the edge of our seats? This
0.5 credit      course will help you understand, critique, and write dramatic stories for modern media
                including movies, games, and television. You’ll develop skills in creative writing, awareness,
                provisional acting, collaborative storytelling, and creative self-confidence as you craft your
                own original story.
0087             GRADES 9, 10, 11, 12
Journalism
Newspaper       Students enrolled in this class must possess the necessary writing skills and technical abilities
                needed to produce the school newspaper. Training on writing in journalistic style and layout
1 credit        design are taught as part of the course. All editors are selected from this class. A minimum
                of five issues are produced each year. Grades will be largely based upon the quality of
                written work done by each student within specified deadlines. Additional grades will be
                based on participation in all stages of the publishing process and on production of podcast
                episodes. Students must have a commitment to the school paper and willingness to cover
                stories, take pictures, and create podcasts based on the non-biased coverage of al school
                news, functions, and activities
0093 Logic      GRADES: 11, 12                SEMESTER            Recommended for all college bound students

0.5 credit      The goal of this course is to teach students to be self-conscious about certain aspects of
                their reasoning. The course will concentrate on elementary reasoning involving the Boolean
                operators such as: and, or not, and if-then, and the quantifiers such as all and some.
                Logicians will only be working with reasoning in which there is a claim that the conclusion
                follows with dead certainty. Various methods will be developed in order to test such claims,
                e.g. truth table and natural deduction. Mastering these methods will sharpen students’
                formal reasoning skills and the ability to follow precise definitions and rules. Such skills can
                then be applied to SAT or ACT preparation, as well as various college courses.

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