Course Guide 2019-2020 - CRESCENT HIGH SCHOOL - Principal: Mr. T. Cliff Roberts Assistant Principals: Mr. Jeff Craft, Mr. Bryce Duckett, and Dr ...
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CRESCENT HIGH SCHOOL Course Guide 2019—2020 Principal: Mr. T. Cliff Roberts Assistant Principals: Mr. Jeff Craft, Mr. Bryce Duckett, and Dr. Lydia Moyer
THE PROFILE OF A CONTENTS WELCOME 3 SOUTH CAROLINA GRADUATE COURSE PROGRESSIONS 4 PLANNING YOUR FUTURE 5 World Class Knowledge GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 7 Rigorous standards in language arts and math for COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS 8 career and college readiness NCAA ELIGIBILITY 9 Multiple Languages, science, technology, engineer- INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES 10 ing, mathematics (STEM), arts and social sciences TESTING FOR COLLEGE 11 World Class Skills TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS 12 Creativity and innovation STATE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS 14 Critical thinking and problem solving COURSE LEVELS 15 Collaboration and teamwork SC 10 POINT GRADING SCALE 16 ACADEMIC COURSES 17 Communication, information, media and technology ENGLISH 17 Knowing how to learn MATHEMATICS 19 Life and Career Characteristics SCIENCE 21 Integrity SOCIAL STUDIES 23 FOREIGN LANGUAGES 26 Self- direction FINE ARTS 27 Global perspective PHYSICAL EDUCATION 30 Perseverance CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 31 CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES 34 Work ethic BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 34 Interpersonal skills AGRICULTURE 36 HUMAN SERVICES/FACS 39 EDUCATION AND TRAINING 40 ELECTIVES 41 TCTC PATHWAYS 43 AIT 49 SPECIAL NEEDS 51 DUAL CREDIT 52 VIRTUAL SCHOOL 53 HONORS AND AWARDS 54 NATIONAL ACADEMIC CLUBS 56
The mission of Crescent High School is to develop responsible graduates. The mission of Anderson School District Three, serving a rural community with an agricultural heritage, is to develop well-rounded, productive citi- zens and life-long learners for a diverse society through challenging, inno- vative educational experiences in a safe environment, guided by competent, caring, committed staff in partnership with a supportive community. WE BELIEVE… The administration, faculty, and staff of CHS are dedicated to pursuing higher All individuals have value and can standards in all levels of achievement for all learn. students in our school. For students, the Academic excellence is the goal for responsibility for learning and growth requires each individual. an investment of time, determination and a strong work ethic. At Crescent High School, we All individuals have the right to be believe providing students with extracurricular treated equally with dignity and opportunities is also an important part of the respect. profile of a South Carolina graduate. All individuals are entitled to a Extracurricular activities are essential physically and emotionally safe components to the overall high school environment. educational experience. Crescent High School Successful education is a combined students have many opportunities to become effort of the home, school, and involved in positive extracurricular experiences through our athletic programs, visual and community. performing arts, student government Education is a lifelong process which association, career and technical education strengthens and enhances the quality programs, clubs and student organizations. of life in the community. As a community, we must work together Education must promote the physical, to make Crescent High School be the best cultural, social, emotional, and school possibly. We encourage your active cognitive needs of all students. involvement in your student’s education and in our school. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to Crescent High School. 3
COURSE PROGRESSIONS COURSE PROGRESSIONS The following are course progression recommendation for students in 9th-12th grades. Students should contact their school counselor or a teacher for academic advice regarding their specific academic needs. 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 3 English 2 English 4 English 4 English 1 English 3 English 4 CP English 4 CP English English 2 English 3 CP English 4 Honors TCTC English 101 English 2 Honors English 3 Honors TCTC English 101 TCTC English 102 TCTC English 102 Geometry Math Fusion Foundations of Algebra Intermediate Algebra Math Fusion Probability & Algebra 1 CP Geometry Algebra 2 CP Math Statistics CP Algebra 2 CP Geometry CP Probability & Pre-Calculus Honors Algebra 2 Honors Geometry Honors Statistics CP AP Calculus AB Pre-Calculus Honors Earth Science Earth Science Physics CP Physics CP Anatomy & Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 Environmental Studies Biology 1 CP Anatomy & Physiology CP Science Physical Science Biology 1 Honors Physiology CP Chemistry CP Physical Science Honors Chemistry CP Chemistry Honors Chemistry Honors AP Chemistry AP Biology Government/ Economics World Geography US History Social Government/ AP US History World History Honors US History Honors Studies AP Human Geography Economics Honors AP US History AP Psychology US History Honors AP Psychology AP Psychology 4
PLANNING YOUR FUTURE COURSE REGISTRATION COURSE LEVEL CHANGES PLANNING YOUR FUTURE Ninth and tenth grade students must register for a full Changing course levels of a particular subject is schedule (7 credit bearing courses). Eleventh grade sometimes necessary and in the best interest of the students must register for a minimum of 6 credit bearing student. The student’s teacher and parents must be in courses and will have the option of late arrival. Twelfth agreement for this to take place. Recommendations for grade students must register for a minimum of five changing levels must be made no later than the credit bearing courses. All students will register for beginning of second semester. courses which are both required and necessary to attain their education goals and majors. During the registration process, students will select their courses along with two RETAKING A COURSE FOR CREDIT alternate courses. Alternate courses will be assigned in Students in grades nine through twelve may retake a the event that first choice selections are not available. course at the same level of difficulty if they have earned Students who fail to complete the registration process a D or an F in that course. Retaking the course means will be assigned classes by the Guidance Department. that the student completes the entire course again (not a subset of the course such as through credit or content ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS recovery). If the course being retaken has an EOCEP, the In order to receive one Carnegie unit of credit, a student EOCEP must be retaken. The student’s transcript will must have: reflect both course instances. Only one course attempt and the highest grade earned for the course will be A passing average AND calculated in the GPA. A student who has taken a course No more than 10 unlawful absences in a 1-unit for a unit of high school credit prior to his or her ninth course or 5 unlawful absences in a ½ unit course. grade year may retake that course regardless of the grade he or she has earned. A student who retakes a A student may have up to six parent notes in a one high school credit course from middle school must unit course and three parent notes in a ½ unit complete it before the beginning of the second year of course. high school. A student in grades nine through twelve, must retake a course by the end of the next school year COURSE CHANGES or before the next sequential course (whichever comes first). In such a case, only the highest grade will be used Parents and students have the opportunity to make in figuring the student’s GPA. The student may not course request changes and level changes until the last retake the course if the course being replaced has been school day prior to the start of spring break. The used as a prerequisite for enrollment in a subsequent deadline for changes is necessary for the master course; i.e., a student may not retake Algebra 1 after schedule to be developed. Schedules will be issued at having earned credit for a higher level mathematics Registration in August of the current school year. course (Geometry, Algebra 2). Students and parents will be able to review the schedule Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 at this time and request changes if necessary. Every attempt will be made to have student schedules final by AUDITING A COURSE the first day of school. Any schedule change request must be made in writing and submitted to guidance by A student may request to audit a course if he or she has the third day of school. Schedule change requests will be a 5.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). reviewed and a decision will be made. An audited course will receive a grade of AU and will have no impact on the student’s GPA. The decision to WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE audit must be made in advance of taking the course and the student must agree to follow all school and With the first day of enrollment as the baseline, students classroom attendance, behavior, participation, and who withdraw from a course within 5 days in a 90-day course requirements. The course must be marked for course, or 10 days in a 180-day course will do so “no credit” and “not included in GPA” at the student without penalty. Students who withdraw from a course level. Students who audit a course that requires an End- after 5 days in a 90-day course or 10 days in a 180-day of-Course Examination should not take the End-of- course shall be assigned a WF and a 50 will be calculated Course Examination Program (EOCEP). in the student’s overall grade point average. Withdrawal limitations for distance learning, dual credit, and virtual courses will be established by local districts in conjunction with partner institutions of higher education and VirtualSC enrollment and withdrawal deadlines. 5
PLANNING YOUR FUTURE PLANNING YOUR FUTURE SEMESTER AND FINAL EXAMS LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY DISMISSAL Students in Grades 9–12 are given cumulative, Seniors may apply for the privilege of late arrival standards-based exams at the end of each semester for and/or early dismissal. Juniors may apply for the each course. Exams count 10% of the semester grade. privilege of late arrival only. This privilege may be revoked for disciplinary infractions that result in ISS, All students are eligible to exempt exams if they meet OSS, failing grades, poor attendance, loitering, or the following criteria: other reasons determined by the administration. an overall course average of 93 or better during Students cannot request early dismissal unless they the semester have finished all classes for the day. no more than three parent notes or unexcused CHS will not be responsible for transportation or any (UNX) ) absences accidents that may occur before the student arrives at school or once the student has left the building. No student may exempt a state mandated end-of- course exam. End-of-course exams count as 20% of the Late arrival students are not to arrive on campus or final grade in the specified courses. enter the building prior to their first class unless approved by the administration. They are responsible END‐OF‐COURSE EXAMINATION PROGRAM for being on time to their first class. (EOCEP) AND CREDIT RECOVERY Early dismissal students must leave the building immediately after their last period class. Students are Students who are enrolled in courses requiring state not to return to campus after leaving unless approved end‐of‐course examinations must take the by the administration. examinations and fulfill all requirements outlined in Regulation 43-262. Late arrival and early dismissal is a privilege, and specific requirements will have to be met by the Students will be allowed to take the examination only student. This includes transportation. It is the once, at the end of the regular course duration and not student's responsibility to know the class schedule for at the end of an extended period granted through the each day. The schedule will change periodically due credit recovery option. Students who repeat the course to activities. must be treated as though they are taking the course for the first time, and all requirements will apply. GUIDANCE CONTACT INFORMATION Due to Federal guidelines, students will be required to Beth Black, Director of Guidance complete an End of Course (EOC) assessment, which will count 20% of the student’s final grade in the firstname.lastname@example.org following courses: 864-352-6175 ext. 2224 Algebra 1 CP Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 Kathy Adams, School Counselor Intermediate Algebra email@example.com Biology 1 864-352-6175 ext. 2208 English 1 and/or English 2 Michelle Parnell, Career Development Facilitator US History and School-to-Work Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org ATTENDANCE RECOVERY 864-352-6175 ext. 2220 Attendance recovery will be offered on specified dates as outlined in the student handbook. Alex Smith, Career Development Facilitator The maximum number of periods recovered will email@example.com be 9 for a full unit course and 5 for a half unit 864-352-6175 ext. 2225 course. There is a non-refundable fee of $5 per hour with Connie Watt, Guidance Secretary a minimum charge of $15. Students must be on firstname.lastname@example.org time and will be dismissed for misbehavior. 864-352-6175 ext. 2222 6
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION ELIGIBILITY EARLY GRADUATION A student may become eligible to participate in the An early graduate is a student who desires to obtain a graduation ceremonies if he/she has acquired 23 units high school diploma in 3 years. Early graduation is a and is within only 1 required unit to meet the program of acceleration for those students whose post requirements for a high school diploma or certificate. -secondary plans or career/job plans necessitate early Students participating in graduation who are completing adult education must have adult graduation. education send written verification that the student Any student who is interested in being an early has met graduation requirements. This verification must be sent to the guidance counselor at least 2 graduate must follow the procedure listed below: weeks prior to graduation. It is the responsibility of 1. Secure parental approval. Schedule a parent the student attending adult education to make sure conference with the guidance counselor. the verification is sent to Crescent and received by the 2. Meet with a guidance counselor by August of the guidance counselor at Crescent. intended graduating year to create a plan for early PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS graduation. 3. Meet all academic requirements for graduation. 10th Grade: 5 units (must include English 1 and one required math) Early graduates, when promoted to 11th grade, will remain classified as 11th grade students during their 11th Grade: 11 units (must include English 1, 2, and two required math units, one required science entire last year of high school. Early graduates must unit, and one required social studies unit) participate in school activities on the 11th grade level. 12th Grade: 17 units (must include English 1, 2, 3, Early graduates who meet the promotion policy to be and three required math units, two required promoted to the 12th grade will be promoted to the science units, and two required social studies 12th grade. The student will still be considered an units) Early Graduate and will be classified as a 12th grade Promotion will occur only at the end of an student. The student will be able to receive senior academic school year (including summer school). privileges and his/her GPA and class rank will be All 9th, and 10th grade students must be enrolled in at least 7 courses per year. All 11th grade included with other members of the 12th grade class. students must be enrolled in 6 courses per year. The student will participate in activities on the 12th grade level. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS In addition to the 24 unit requirement, students must Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 meet the following criteria: Must demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy before graduation. SC HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students in a college preparatory program must UNITS SUBJECT earn one unit in a foreign language. (most 4-year REQUIRED colleges and universities require at least 2 units of ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 4 CREDITS the same foreign language). Students in a College MATHEMATICS 4 CREDITS Preparatory program must also earn a fine art unit. SCIENCE 3 CREDITS Must meet any other requirement as identified by US HISTORY 1 CREDIT the South Carolina State Department of Ed. OTHER SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE(S) 1 CREDIT Students must pass a high school credit course in U.S. GOVERNMENT ½ CREDIT science in which an end-of-course examination is ECONOMICS ½ CREDIT administered. PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 CREDIT The South Carolina Department of Education is COMPUTER SCIENCE 1 CREDIT developing Personalized Pathways for students FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR CATE COURSE 1 CREDIT entering the 9th grade in August of 2018. Please ELECTIVES 7 CREDITS visit the following URL for current TOTAL 24 CREDITS information: https://goo.gl/x7P5hQ 7
COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS TO A PUBLIC SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY The SC Commission on Higher Education establishes college preparatory course guidelines for high school students who will attend a public four year college or university in the state of South Carolina. Entering college freshman must complete a college preparatory course of study. The College Preparatory Course Prerequisite Requirements are minimal requirements for four year public college admission. Therefore, students should check early with colleges of their choice to ensure additional requirements for admission are met. Please check with your guidance counselor and with the admissions counselor at the college or university that you plan to attend. The following page contains the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education prerequisites for direct enrollment for an in-state four year college or university. Subject Requirements FOUR UNITS OF ENGLISH ENGLISH At least two units must have strong grammar and composition components, at least one must be in English literature, and at least one must be in American literature. Completion of College Preparatory English 1, 2, 3 and 4 will meet this criterion. FOUR UNITS OF MATHEMATICS MATHEMATIC S These include Algebra 1 CP, Algebra 2, and Geometry. A fourth higher-level mathematics course should be selected from among Probability and Statistics, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Math Fusion, or any approved Dual Credit Mathematics (TCTC). THREE UNITS OF LABORATORY SCIENCE Two units must be taken in two different fields of the physical or life sciences and selected from among biology, chemistry, or physics. The third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units (biology, chemistry, or physics) or from SCIENCE any laboratory science for which biology and/or chemistry is a prerequisite. Courses in earth science, general physical science, or introductory or general environmental studies for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this requirement. It is strongly recommended that students take physical science (taught as a laboratory science) as a prerequisite to the three required units of laboratory science outlines in this section. It is also strongly recommended that students desiring to pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering or technology take one course in all three fields. FOREIGN LANGUAGE TWO UNITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 THREE UNITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCE One unit of U.S. History is required; a half unit of Economics and a half unit in Government are strongly recommended. SEVEN UNITS OF ELECTIVES One unit must be taken as an elective. A college preparatory course in Computer Science (i.e., one involving significant programming content, not simply keyboarding) is strongly recommended for this elective. Other acceptable electives ELECTIVES include college preparatory courses in English; fine arts; foreign language; social science; humanities, laboratory science (excluding earth science, general physical science, general environmental studies, or other introductory science courses for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite); or mathematics above the level of Algebra II. PE OR S/C ONE UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION ONE UNIT OF FINE ARTS FINE ARTS One unit in Appreciation of, History of, or Performance in one of the fine arts. For more information, please visit the SC Commission on Higher Education at http://www.che.sc.gov or call (803) 737-2260. 8
NCAA GUIDELINES WHAT IS THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER? The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, The NCAA Eligibility Center took over operations for mathematics, reading and science. NCAA GUIDELINES the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse in When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the November 2007. NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be The Eligibility Center certifies the academic and used. amateur credentials of all students who want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II institution as OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION freshmen. In order to practice, play and receive an athletics scholarship, students need to meet certain Division II The SAT combined score is based on the academic benchmarks. An additional certification verbal and math sections only. The writing section process exists to make sure the student is still an will not be used. amateur, which is necessary in order for the student to SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to compete. the clearinghouse from the testing agency. Scores on transcripts will not be used. ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) For more information regarding the rules or to locate has strict guidelines regarding credit for courses taken the NCAA Division I and II Sliding Scales, please see online. Some online courses are NOT APPROVED by the following links: the NCAA for eligibility purposes. Before enrolling in any online class, be sure to consult with the athletic NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER director and guidance counselor to determine if the https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ online course you are considering is approved for DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE credit by the NCAA. https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/ files/2018DIEC_Requirements_Fact_Sheet_20180117.pdf GRADE-POINT AVERAGE DIVISION II SLIDING SCALE Be sure to look at your high school’s List of NCAA http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/ files/2018DIIEC_Requirements_Fact_Sheet_20180117.pdf Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's website Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 www.eligibilitycenter.org. Use the list as a guide. Or call the NCAA Eligibility Center’s toll–free number, Only courses that appear on your school's List of (877) 622-2321 for additional questions. NCAA Courses will be used in the calculation of the core grade-point average. Use the list as a guide. Division I and II core grade-point-average requirements are listed on the sliding scale. Remember, the NCAA grade-point average is calculated using NCAA core courses. TEST SCORES Division I and Division II uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade-point averages. The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. 9
INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 3. A course that is dropped after the 20th day of a semester with a failing average will be considered as The South Carolina High School League formulates and a failed course when determining academic maintains the policies that will safeguard the educational eligibility for the following semester. values of interscholastic competition and to cultivate high ideals of sportsmanship. These requirements cover 4. Credit courses used for eligibility purposes must be activities such as athletics. courses that are applicable as credit toward a state high school diploma. A student may also use college NINTH GRADERS credit courses provided the student has met or is meeting all requirements for graduation. Ninth grade students who have not earned Carnegie units must have been academically promoted from the 5. Academic deficiencies may not be made up through enrollment in adult education programs. eighth grade to be eligible for participation in the fall semester activities. 6. A maximum of two credit recovery units may be used toward eligibility, to include the two units presently allowed in summer school. The course STUDENT ELIGIBILITY RULES would have to be accepted by the State Department of Education for graduation and accredited by a A. A student, while participating, must be a full-time certified teacher in that field. To be eligible for student as determined by guidelines set forth by recovery credits, the student must have received a the State Department of Education. A student who minimum grade of 60. this is me faking words hope is repeating a course for which he has previously you are okay with that received credit cannot count this course as one required for eligibility. This is considered as C. A student must not have received a high monitoring a course. This is me also faking words school diploma or its equivalent. again. B. To participate in interscholastic athletic activities, students in grades 9-12 must achieve an overall STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES passing average in addition to the following: Students diagnosed with disabilities and being To be eligible in the first semester a student must served in a non-diploma program shall be pass a minimum of five Carnegie units applicable considered eligible for participation in interscholastic toward a high school diploma during the previous activities if he/she is successfully meeting the year. At least two units must have been passed requirements of his/her Individual Education Plan. during the second semester or summer school. Students diagnosed with disabilities and being To be eligible during the second semester the student served in a program leading to a state high school must meet one of the following conditions: diploma must meet all eligibility requirements Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 a. If the student met first semester eligibility previously stated for participation in interscholastic requirements then he or she must pass the activities. equivalent of four ½ units during the first semester. FOR MORE INFORMATION b. If the student did not meet first semester eligibility requirements then he or she must You can find South Carolina High School League on the pass the equivalent of five ½ units during web at http://www.schsl.org or call (803) 798-0120 for the first semester. more information. 2. Students must satisfy eligibility requirements in the semester preceding participation. a. Credits earned in a summer school approved by the Department of Education may apply for first semester eligibility. A maximum of 2 units per year may be used. b. Students eligible for a first semester sport will be permitted to complete that sport even if it extends into the second semester.. 10
TAKING APPROPRIATE TEST FOR COLLEGE TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS TECHNICAL COLLEGE/COMMUNITY COLLEGE Students applying to a two‐year technical college do not have to take the SAT or ACT. Instead, students take the ACCUPLACER placement test to identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses for work in a two‐year or college transfer program. Accuplacer measure skills in Reading, English, and Mathematics. All juniors have the opportunity to take Accuplacer to help gauge their “college readiness.” Students who plan to qualify for dual credit courses will be required to take Accuplacer. Students interested in the health field should check with their college of interest, since these programs may also require the ACT or SAT. ACCUPLACER The placement test administered at Tri-County is the Accuplacer test. Developed by the College Board, the Accuplacer test is an untimed computer based placement test which measures skills in Reading, English, and Mathematics. Even though Accuplacer is a computer-based test, very little computer skills are necessary to complete it. Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test. Accuplacer test scores are used to determined initial course placement levels in selected subjects. FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE The ACT and SAT are used by colleges and scholarship selection committees as one indicator of a student’s potential to do college work. The ACT provides a measure of performance in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. An optional writing test is required by some colleges. The SAT is a multiple‐choice test of Critical Reading, Math and Writing. On the writing section, students complete an essay and answer questions designed to measure ability to improve sentences and paragraphs and identify errors. Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 11
TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS TESTING ASSESSMENTS The following resources and tests help students, parents and schools as they team to develop and refine Individual Graduation Plans (IGP’s). These career inventories and academic assessments help students narrow their focus and plan a sequence of courses to prepare them for multiple op- tions after graduation. South Carolina pays for all third year students to take either the ACT or the SAT. PreACT-GRADE 10 The PreACT provides students with a realistic ACT experience. This test gives students practice with the ACT test and empowers them, their parents, and educators with valuable insights on how they will do on the actual ACT. It gauges students and shows them, based on their answers, where they should score when taking the ACT so that they may practice on what is needed to achieve a higher score. PSAT—GRADE 10 The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) measures rea- soning and critical thinking skills, providing feedback on academic skills to help prepare for the SAT. Additionally, the PSAT is the screening test for juniors wishing to participate in National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts two annual competitions for recognition and scholarships. Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to sign up for this test, only a limited number of slots are available. More information can be found at www.collegeboard.org and www.nationalmerit.org ACT—Grade 11 The ACT assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to com- plete college-level work. The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in the following five areas: Eng- lish, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. The ACT is typically taken the junior or senior year. Please note that students who wish to receive Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 accommodations and have a college-reportable score, must follow all ACT guidelines and be ap- proved by the ACT. If accommodations are not approved by the ACT, students can receive local or state accommodations; however, the test score will not serve as a college-entrance exam. SAT—Grade 11 Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. SATs are administered about 7 times a year, with more test dates in autumn than spring. You can receive reminders and notifications about the SAT by signing up for notifications through the SAT website. . 12
TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS ASVAB The ASVAB consists of three main components that include a multiple-aptitude test, an interest inventory, and a career exploration tool. The multiple-aptitude test covers eight areas including science, world knowledge, mathematics, and mechanical comprehension. It assesses a student’s ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. The interest inventory is based on Holland’s theory of career choice, and the career exploration tool helps students identify occupations that match their own interest. The ASVAB is not a recruiting function and the school determines whether or not to release student information to the military. Students that would like to sign up should contact administration. WIN (READY 2 WORK CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT)—Grade 11 Preparing students who are Career Ready is an important responsibility of Crescent High School and the State of South Carolina. This year, 11th grade students in South Carolina will take the WIN (Worldwide Interactive Network) Ready to Work (R2W) assessment. The SC Department of Education has defined 11th grade students as students in their third year in high school after initial enrollment in 9th grade. The WIN Ready to Work test consists of four multiple-choice timed tests –Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Essential Soft Skills. The Ready to Work tests measure real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Students may earn WIN’s career readiness credential and an Essential Soft Skills credential, which is recognized by businesses and industries nationwide. Applied Mathematics - 55 min. Reading for Information - 55 min. Locating Information - 55 min. Essential Soft Skills - 60 min. Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 13
STATE SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS Palmetto Fellows LIFE Scholarship S. C. HOPE S. C. Needs- Lottery Tui- Scholarship Scholarship Based Grant tionAssistance Initial Eligibility Award Amount Renewal Criteria Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 Term Limit 14
COURSE LEVELS SC COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION initial board approval. The district should retain evidence that the honors course framework was The SC Commission on Higher Education has defined applied to the development of the course. Courses (and the course levels for the courses that are carrying Carnegie units, including units earned at the middle supporting evidence) may be audited by the SCDE in COURSE LEVELS school level. Academic courses are available on several the desk audit and full accreditation audit cycles. ability and performance levels to meet the varied School districts may designate honors courses and give learning, post-secondary education and career needs of the assigned weighting under the following conditions: students. There must be evidence that the honors-level course CP—COLLEGE PREPARATORY represents extension, acceleration, and enrichment of College Prep courses are designed to prepare students the South Carolina College Preparatory (CP) level for post‐secondary studies in traditional 2-year and 4- course study. Curriculum should indicate depth in year academic programs. The college preparatory level of rigor prepares students for post-secondary rigor, complexity, challenges, and creativity beyond the experiences. CP level course as outlined in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. There must be evidence of H—HONORS appropriate differentiation in instructional practices for Honors courses, which extend and deepen the advanced learners that will enhance the delivery of opportunities provided by courses at the high school instruction while strengthening the components level, are designed for students exhibiting superior outlined in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. abilities in the particular content area. The honors There must be evidence that purposeful assessment curriculum places emphasis on critical and analytical practices align with the honors level curriculum and thinking, rational decision making, and inductive and instructional best practices, to include pre-assessment, deductive reasoning. The goal of the UGP as to honors formative assessment, and summative assessment. courses is to be rigorous and uniform while allowing for local decision-making. Beginning in 2017–18, all new courses that are assigned AP—ADVANCED PLACEMENT honors weighting must meet the criteria in the SC The following criteria apply to the College Board’s Honors Framework (Appendix A). Previous courses Advanced Placement (AP) courses and to high school International Baccalaureate (IB) courses—including approved for honors weighting before 2017–18 may be those offered online and in other nontraditional settings re-examined with the SC Honors Framework criteria and those recorded on a transcript from an out-of-state per local decision. The district should retain evidence Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 school that is accredited under the regulations of the that all honors courses meet the criteria of the SC board of education of that state or the appropriate Honors Framework and provide such evidence as regional accrediting agency: the New England requested by the South Carolina Department of Association of Colleges and Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Education (SCDE). Physical Education courses are not Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central eligible to receive honors weight. Association of Colleges and Schools, the Western Students taking courses for high school credit in the Association of Colleges and Schools, or the Northwest middle school or junior high school grade levels may Association of Colleges and School (as specified in SBE Regulation 43-273, Transfers and Withdrawals). receive honors weighting when calculating the high Only AP or IB courses can be awarded a full quality school GPA. If so, evidence must be retained by the point above the CP weighting. district and presented to the SCDE upon request that Seminar or support courses for AP or IB may be these courses meet the criteria of the SC Honors weighted as honors but not as AP or IB courses. Framework to ensure rigor and comparability across An AP course can carry only one credit with the additional quality point above CP. the state. To receive honors weighting, local-board- A standard-level IB course can carry only one quality approved honors courses must be developed and point weighting per course. A higher-level IB course evaluated using the SC Honors Framework . It is the requires a minimum of 240 hours of instruction (or two role of the local board to ensure that all elements in the courses) and may also receive one quality point framework are adhered to when the course is taken for weighting per course (two weighted credits). 15
10 POINT GRADING SCALE The statewide 10 Point Grading Scale below is effective for all students who receive Carnegie 10 POINT GRADING SCALE units. The scale is used in the computation of the grade point average units. The scale is used in the computation of the grade point average. Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 16
ENGLISH ENGLISH 1 1 UNIT ENGLISH 3 1 UNIT Study skills, advanced reading skills, vocabulary Prerequisite: English 1 and 2 development, and narrative, descriptive, and English 3, a course based on SC College and Career expository paragraph writing will be emphasized. Ready Standards, is a study of representative American Developmental reading skills emphasizing reading works, their authors, and their historical and literary endurance, decoding word meanings, details, main periods. Students read, analyze, evaluate, and actively ideas, reference usage, and inferences while analyzing respond to a wide variety of genres that reflect the literature will be focused. Research skills and critical broad spectrum of American culture and its history. thinking skills will be taught in all units to prepare Students compare readings and media from literature, ENGLISH students for future courses. All students will be seminal U.S. documents, and non-fiction and required to take the state mandated end-of-course- demonstrate how the concepts presented in the works exam (EOC) for English 1. The EOC is counted as 20% are interconnected and distinctly American. Students of the year grade; the exam focuses on the students’ will also study and apply the rhetorical writing ability to close read various genres and length of strategies appropriate to the purpose and audience of a articles by answering text based questions assessing the piece. Units of study include the following: students’ mastery of standardized skills. Note: Students are strongly encouraged to take English 3 with US History. ENGLISH 2 1 UNIT Prerequisite: English 1 ENGLISH 3 CP 1 UNIT Prerequisite: English 1 and 2 English 2, a course based on SC College and Career Ready Standards, is a course for high school English 3, a course based on SC College and Career sophomores designed to prepare students for the Ready Standards, is a study of representative American demands of two or four-year college degree programs works, their authors, and their historical and literary and/or for the workplace. Literature selections are periods. This course is designed and taught with skills organized around universal literary themes and are in mind that students will need for college entrance explored in depth. Elements of grammar are addressed exams and future expectations for college-level writing through writing, vocabulary words, SAT words, and and independent reading and study. Students read, word study skills are emphasized, examined, and analyze, evaluate, and actively respond to a wide applied. Composition is also addressed through several variety of genres that reflect the broad spectrum of American culture and its history. Students compare Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 forms of writing including research, narrative, descriptive, and argumentative. readings and media from literature, seminal U.S. documents, and non-fiction and demonstrate how the ENGLISH 2 HONORS 1 UNIT concepts presented in the works are interconnected and distinctly American. Students will also study and apply Prerequisite: English 1 with a recommended grade of the rhetorical writing strategies appropriate to the 85 or higher. purpose and audience of a piece. Units of study include Test scores and state standards will determine the following: placement in Honors English. Concentration will be Note: Students are strongly encouraged to take English upon advanced reading skills, vocabulary 3 with US History. development, creative expression and narrative, descriptive and expository paragraph writing and developmental reading skills emphasizing decoding and word meaning, details, main ideas, reference usage, inference and analysis of literature. Parallel readings will be required. Students will be responsible for obtaining these parallel reading materials. Students may be required to buy a workbook. Research skills will be taught. 17 Courses will be offered based on student demand; therefore, every class listed in the course guide may not be offered or may be offered during alternate school years.
ENGLISH ENGLISH 3 HONORS 1 UNIT interconnected and distinctly reflective of the cultural and historical periods in which they were written. Students Prerequisite: English 1 and 2 with a recommended grade ENGLISH will continue to study and apply rhetorical writing of 85 or higher. strategies appropriate to the purpose and audience of a English 3, a course based on the South Carolina College piece. Requirements for this course include a research and Career Ready Standards English Language Arts, is a paper, study of a Shakespearean play, and completion of study of representative American works, their authors, the English 4 Portfolio. and their historical and literary periods. This course is ENGLISH 4 HONORS 1 UNIT designed and taught for students primarily planning to enter dual enrollment next year. The expectation is for Prerequisite: English 1, 2, and 3 with a recommended them to begin publishing college-level writing, creating in- grade of 85 or higher. depth research and projects, and independently read Based on SC College and Careers, his course is for students parallel texts outside of class. Students read, analyze, who plan to continue their education beyond the high evaluate, and actively respond to a wide variety of genres school level. This course continues concentration on that reflect the broad spectrum of American culture and its advanced reading skills with emphasis on the study of history. Attention is draw to major literary and artistic British literature. Writing will be expanded to include movements and how differing philosophies shaped texts. essays. Creative expression and literary analyses will also Students compare readings and media from literature, be included. Techniques in oral expression will be refined. seminal U.S. documents, and non-fiction and demonstrate Vocabulary development will be continued. A term paper how the concepts presented in the works are will be required in addition to a minimum of six parallel interconnected and distinctly American. readings chosen from the Honors English IV reading list. Note: Students are strongly recommended to take English Students will be responsible for purchasing some of the 3 with US History. parallel reading novels. Students may be required to buy a workbook. Reading is required prior to the beginning of ENGLISH 4 1 UNIT this course. Prerequisite: English 1, 2, and 3 ENGLISH 101 (TCTC On CHS Campus) 1 UNIT English 4, a course based on SC College and Career Ready Standards, is a study of representative works of classical Prerequisite: English 1, 2, 3, and Satisfactory English and contemporary British Literature. Students examine a placement scores on Accuplacer wide variety of literary genres that reflect the English- English 101 is a (college transfer) course in which the speaking peoples from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the following topics are presented: a study of composition in present. Students analyze how the ideas and concepts conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with presented in the works are both interconnected and frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 distinctly reflective of the cultural and historical periods in A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of which they were written. Students will continue to study research are also presented. and apply rhetorical writing strategies appropriate to the purpose and audience of a piece. Requirements for this ENGLISH 102 (TCTC On CHS Campus) 1 UNIT course include a research paper, study of a Shakespearean play, and completion of the English 4 Portfolio. Prerequisite: English 1, 2, 3, and English 101 with a grade of C or better ENGLISH 4 CP 1 UNIT English 102 is a (college transfer) course in which the Prerequisite: English 1, 2, and 3 following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary English 4, a course based on SC College and Career Ready analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is Standards, is a study of representative works of classical also included. and contemporary British Literature. This course is designed and taught with skills in mind that students will Note: Honors courses are part of a district and school need for college entrance exams and future expectations initiative to increase gifted and talented opportunities for college-level writing and independent reading and for our students. English, math, science and social study. Students examine a wide variety of literary genres studies honors courses will have increased rigor. that reflect the English-speaking peoples from the Anglo- Saxon Period to the present. Students analyze how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are both 18 Courses will be offered based on student demand; therefore, every class listed in the course guide may not be offered or may be offered during alternate school years.
MATHEMATICS MATHEMATICS FOUNDATIONS IN ALGEBRA 1 UNIT ALGEBRA 2 CP 1 UNIT Recommendation: 231 or lower on the Spring MAP Prerequisite: Algebra 1 CP administration. This course is designed for students who plan to This course of study is the first course in a two take post-secondary courses at a four year or course sequence. This sequence will give students Technical College. This course is a study of the the opportunity to learn Algebra I in two years. vocabulary and operations of algebra, systems of Material covered shall include operations of real equations, matrices, factoring polynomials, rational numbers, solving equations and inequalities, expressions, irrational numbers, quadratic polynomials, ratios, algebraic fractions, rational equations, functions, conic sections, and arithmetic exponents, graphs, problem solving, predictions, and geometric sequences and series. The student probability, and patterns. The student will use a will use a graphing calculator (TI 84+ Silver). graphing calculator (TI 84+ Silver). This course is intended for students that scored a 231 or lower on the Spring MAP Administration. ALGEBRA 2- HONORS 1 UNIT Prerequisite: Algebra 1 CP with a recommended grade of 85 or higher. INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 1 UNIT The same topics will be studied in this course as the This course of study is the second course in a two regular Algebra 2; however, material will be covered course sequence. This sequence will give students in greater depth with emphasis on more challenging the opportunity to learn Algebra I in two years. use of the skills presented. The graphing calculator Material covered shall include operations of real (TI 84 + Silver) will be used to visualize graphs, numbers, solving equations and inequalities, facilitate solutions to linear programming, polynomials, ratios, algebraic fractions, rational determine line of best fit for scatter plots, and exponents, graphs, problem solving, predictions, investigate shape and behavior of polynomial probability, and patterns. The student will use a functions. graphing calculator (TI 84+ Silver). All students will be required to take the South Carolina end of course GEOMETRY 1 UNIT Algebra 1 exam, which will account for 20% of a Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or Algebra 1 CP student’s final grade. This course is designed for students who plan to take post-secondary courses at a Technical College, Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 ALGEBRA 1 CP 1 UNIT or enter the workforce after high school. This course Recommendation: 232 or higher on the Spring is a study of traditional Euclidean Geometry. The MAP administration. student will become familiar with both plane and solid figures. The relationships of these figures will This course is designed for students who plan to be studied through the use of undefined terms, take post-secondary courses at a 4-year or definitions, postulates, and theorems. Instruction Technical College. Material covered shall include will include a hands-on approach while utilizing operations of real numbers, solving equations and graphing calculators, dynamic drawing tools, and inequalities, polynomials, ratios, algebraic other manipulatives to help students develop the fractions, rational exponents, graphs, problem ability to reason logically. Required tools: 12” ruler, solving, predictions, probability, and patterns. The compass, protractor, and colored pencils. student will use a graphing calculator (TI Recommendation: TI 84+ Silver graphing calculator. 84+Silver). All students will be required to take the South Carolina end of course Algebra 1 exam, which will account for 20% of a student’s final grade. 19 Courses will be offered based on student demand; therefore, every class listed in the course guide may not be offered or may be offered during alternate school years.
MATHEMATICS MATHEMATICS GEOMETRY CP 1 UNIT PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS CP 1 UNIT Prerequisite: Algebra 1 CP Prerequisite: Completion of 2 required math courses This course is designed for students who plan to take post-secondary courses at a 4-year or Technical This course is for students who plan to pursue a College. This course is a study of traditional college degree. It is designed to increase the Euclidean Geometry. The student will become student’s understanding and application of familiar with both plane and solid figures. The probability, statistics, and data analysis to real- relationships of these figures will be studied world problems in the workplace. Students will be through the use of undefined terms, definitions, using TI 84+ Silver graphing calculators throughout postulates, and theorems. Instruction will include a the course. hands-on approach while utilizing graphing calculators, dynamic drawing tools, and other PRE-CALCULUS–HONORS 1 UNIT manipulatives to help students develop the ability Prerequisite: Algebra 2 CP and Geometry CP with to reason logically. Required tools: 12” ruler, recommended 85 or higher average. compass, protractor, and colored pencils. Recommendation: TI 84+ Silver graphing calculator. This course is for students interested in pursuing a college degree in math/science fields, otherwise take probability and statistics. Course content will GEOMETRY- HONORS 1 UNIT include linear relations and functions, theory of Prerequisite: Algebra 2 with a recommended grade equations, matrices and vectors, circular functions, of 85 or higher. trigonometric functions, graphs and inverses of the trigonometric functions: applications of The topics covered in this geometry course will be trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic the same ones covered in the CP course, except they functions, mathematical induction, Binomial will be covered in greater depth in a more formal Theorem, polar equations, parametric equations, approach. Emphasis will be placed on more analysis of the straight line, sequences, and series. challenging use of the skills presented. Required Students will be using TI 84+ Silver graphing tools: 12” ruler, compass, colored pencils, and calculators throughout the course. protractor. Recommendation: TI84+ Silver graphing calculator or an N-Spire graphing calculator. AP CALCULUS AB 1 UNIT MATH FUSION 1 UNIT Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with a recommended Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 Prerequisite: Completion of two required math grade of 85 or higher. courses. This course is designed for students who have a This course is designed for fourth year students good background in algebraic and trigonometric who plan to take post-secondary courses at a skills. The theory of limits, derivatives of algebraic, Technical College, or enter the workforce after high trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential school. In this course students will become more functions, and applications will be studied. educated consumers of the vast amount of technical Integration techniques and applications to motion, and mathematical information encountered in daily area, and volume will be covered. The AP life. Students should grasp an understanding of and examination will be administered in accordance a positive attitude toward many different and often with the AP Testing Calendar. Students will be challenging mathematical topics. The course using TI 84+ Silver graphing calculators throughout includes a broad range of algebra, geometry, logic, the course. graph theory, set theory, and apportionment for Note: Honors courses are part of a district and students to develop an understanding of math in school initiative to increase gifted and talented real-world situations. Students who have already opportunities for our students. English, math, taken Algebra 2 are not recommended for this science and social studies honors courses will course. Students will be using TI 84+ Silver have increased rigor. graphing calculators throughout the course. 20 Courses will be offered based on student demand; therefore, every class listed in the course guide may not be offered or may be offered during alternate school years.
SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 1 UNIT advanced science courses. Included in this study are (NOT A LAB SCIENCE) measurement, motion, atomic structure, Periodic Table, compounds and bonding, chemical families, SCIENCE Students will study the ecosystem of the Earth organic chemistry, chemical reactions, light, sound, including man’s impact on the planet and the long- heat, electricity, radioactivity, and nuclear energy. A term effects of man’s actions. Topics covered include: scientific calculator is needed for this course. acid rain; greenhouse effect; energy sources; water, air, and soil pollution; human population; global warming; and weather. The South Carolina BIOLOGY 1 CP 1 UNIT Commission on Higher Education does not accept (LAB SCIENCE) this beginning level course taken prior to Biology or This course is designed for the average and above Chemistry for college admission. average college bound student. The course deals with biochemistry, cellular structure and function, EARTH SCIENCE 1 UNIT genetics, taxonomy, viruses, bacteria, and ecology. (NOT A LAB SCIENCE) Extensive lab work is involved. A research paper, journal reviews and outside biological readings may Earth Science includes many different disciplines that be required. All students will be required to take the come together to explain the ways in which the state-mandated end-of-course test for Biology 1 world operates around us. In Earth science, students which counts 20% of the final grade. will experience astronomy, geology, oceanography, meteorology, and environmental studies. Students will learn skills in this class that will equip them with BIOLOGY 1 HONORS 1 UNIT an understanding for a world filled with natural (LAB SCIENCE) disasters, changing climate, and new discoveries. Prerequisite: Physical science with a recommended After completion of this course, students will know grade of 85 or higher. how to gather basic information about the world that surrounds them. This course is designed for the academically oriented and above average college bound student. The PHYSICAL SCIENCE 1 UNIT honors level pace is faster and concepts are covered (NOT A LAB SCIENCE) in greater depth. The course focuses on concepts such as biochemistry, cellular structure and function, This course is designed to give academically oriented genetics, protein synthesis, biotechnology, evolution, students a basic understanding of the fundamentals and ecology. Extensive lab work is involved and Crescent High School Course Catalog 2019-2020 of chemistry and physics in preparation for more students will present their research in formal lab advanced science courses. Included in this study are reports. All students will be required to take the state- measurement, motion, atomic structure, Periodic mandated end-of-course test for Biology 1 which counts Table, compounds and bonding, chemical families, 20 % of the final grade. 9th grade students with organic chemistry, chemical reactions, light, sound, qualifying grades and test scores will be notified by heat, electricity, radioactivity, and nuclear energy. school administration. Laboratory work is required. A scientific calculator is needed for this course. PHYSICAL SCIENCE HONORS 1 UNIT (NOT A LAB SCIENCE) Prerequisite: Algebra 1 CP with a recommended grade of 85 or higher. This course is designed to give academically oriented students a basic understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry and physics in preparation for more 21 Courses will be offered based on student demand; therefore, every class listed in the course guide may not be offered or may be offered during alternate school years.
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