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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE

              2020–2021
COATESVILLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS
        1425-1445 E. LINCOLN HIGHWAY
            COATESVILLE, PA 19320
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                                                                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mission Statements and Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 2
General Information and Graduation Requirements ............................................................................................................ 3
Keystone Exams, NCAA, and Technical College High School Information ...................................................................... 4
Course Sequencing and Course Level Descriptions ............................................................................................................ 5
Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment, Grading Policy, GPA, and Honor Roll Information ........................................................... 6
National Honor Society, Leadership and Honor Society, Honor Graduate, and PSAT Testing .......................................... 7
SAT Testing, Work Experience Program, Volunteer Internship Experience, and Senior Privilege .................................... 8
Credit Retrieval, Tutoring, Summer School, and Early Graduation Policy ......................................................................... 9
Class Enrollment and Schedule Changes ........................................................................................................................... 10
Art ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Business/Computer Technology Education ....................................................................................................................... 13
Career Development Education (TCHS) ........................................................................................................................... 14
English ............................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Family and Consumer Science........................................................................................................................................... 17
Mathematics ....................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Music.................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Science ............................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Social Studies ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Technology Education ....................................................................................................................................................... 26
Wellness & Fitness ............................................................................................................................................................ 28
World Languages ............................................................................................................................................................... 29
Dual Enrollment ................................................................................................................................................. Appendix A
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                                                MISSION STATEMENTS

                                   COATESVILLE AREA INTERMEDIATE HIGH SCHOOL

  Our mission is to provide a quality education focused on instruction through best practice, building positive
        relationships, and a commitment to ensure all students are promoted to the next grade level.
            DO YOUR BEST, DO IT RIGHT, TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED
    __________________________________________________________________________________________

                                       COATESVILLE AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

   The purpose of the Coatesville Area Senior High School is to empower all students to take ownership of their
  academic program. Allow them to grow within a community of learners, which provides equitable opportunities
                                                    for all.
                                            “Focused on the Future”

                                                      INTRODUCTION

This course guide serves as a reference to courses available for selection by students, grades 9-12, in the Coatesville Area
School District. This is a resource to be used to plan your program of study. Select courses that will create an academic
resume that will help you become college or career ready. Consider taking at least one Advanced Placement or Dual
Enrollment course prior to graduation. These courses are challenging and will expose you to high level reading, writing,
and critical thinking, which are valuable skills for your future endeavors. Both types of courses allow you to obtain college
credit, which could help to save you money as you transition to college.

The Coatesville Area High School Campus is committed to the academic success of all students. Each student will be
provided with an engaging learning environment based upon collaboration and communication in the classroom. The
administration, faculty, and staff of the Coatesville Area High School Campus will provide students with the opportunity
to be challenged and to grow academically.

        COATESVILLE AREA INTERMEDIATE                                     COATESVILLE AREA SENIOR
                  HIGH SCHOOL                                                    HIGH SCHOOL
             1425 East Lincoln Highway                                      1445 East Lincoln Highway
               Coatesville, PA 19320                                          Coatesville, PA 19320
                   610-383-3735                                                   610-383-3730

              Mr. Brian Chenger, Principal                                 Mrs. Michele Snyder, Principal
       Mrs. Shannon Downing, Assistant Principal                         Mr. Jeffrey Colf Assistant Principal
      Mr. Joseph MacNamara Jr., Assistant Principal                  Mrs. Julia Mastromarino, Assistant Principal
                                                                      Mr. Jarvin Williams, Assistant Principal

Each student is assigned a guidance counselor                Each student is assigned a guidance counselor
alphabetically according to last name as shown below:        alphabetically according to last name as shown below:

Ms. Tina Rodgers         A–G          Extension: 61531       Ms. Sonia DiPierro         A–G         Extension: 81533
Ms. Francine Norman      H–O          Extension: 61534       Ms. Lauren Gibb            H–O         Extension: 81534
Mr. Stephen Shirk        P–Z          Extension: 61687       Ms. Wendy Lewis            P–Z         Extension: 81536
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                                                 GENERAL INFORMATION

The academic year is comprised of four marking periods. Each marking period is 45 days in length. The student day is
comprised of seven class periods and one lunch period. Students are required to schedule seven periods of classes per year.
Some courses meet every day for one full period (1 credit), while others meet every other day for one period (0.5 credit).
Courses vary in degree of complexity commensurate with course requirements.

           GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                               REQUIRED COURSES FOR GRADES 9 AND 10

The graduation requirements adopted by the Coatesville           English requirements for graduation: [EN]
Area School District Board of Directors align with and
meet the standards for graduation set forth by the               **English 9 (1 credit)
Pennsylvania Department of Education. Additionally,              **English 10 (1 credit)
Act 1095 has provided different pathways for                     **English 11 (1 credit)
students to meet graduation requirements who were                **English 12 (1 credit)
not proficient on the Keystone Exams. Please see
link: https://www.psba.org/2018/09/summary-sb1095-092418/        Social Studies requirements for graduation: [SS]

           CREDITS FOR GRADUATION                                  Early American History (1 credit)
(All credits shown below are the minimum that must be              European History (1 credit)
                 earned for graduation)                            Modern American History (1 credit)
                                                                 **American Government (1 credit)
English                    4 credits**      (see page 3)
                                                                  Any of the Social Studies courses below may be
*Social Studies            4 credits**      (see page 3)         substituted. (All students must pass four different Social
*Mathematics               4 credits**      (see page 3)         Studies courses.)
                                                                 AP European History (1 credit)
*Science                   4 credits**      (see page 4)         AP Human Geography (1 credit)
Health                     0.5 credits**    (see page 4)         AP Macro-Economics (1 credit)
                                                                 AP Modern American History (1credit)
Wellness & Fitness        0.5 credit         (see page 4)        AP Psychology (1 credit)
(2 courses, 0.5 credit each)                                     AP United States History (1 credit)
*Electives                  6.5 credits     (see page 4)         AP World History (1 credit)
                                                                 Historical Research and Preservation I (H) (1 credit)
 Keystone Exams:
                                                                 Historical Research and Preservation II (H) (1 credit)
       Algebra I, Biology, English Literature
                                                                 Historical Research and Preservation III (H) (1 credit)
                         0 credit       (see page 4)
                                                                 Historical Research and Preservation IV (H) (1 credit)
_____________________________________________
Total Needed                                                     Mathematics requirements for graduation: [MA]
to Graduate               24 credits
                                                                 **Algebra I (1 credit)
Act 35 (Citizenship Test) – Effective for the 2020-2021          **Geometry (1 credit)
school year, all students will be required to take the           **Algebra II (1 credit)
Citizenship exam on United States history, government              Algebra III & Trigonometry (1 credit)
and civics. Please see the following link for more                 Pre-Calculus (1 credit)
information:                                                       Calculus (1 credit)
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?      AP Calculus AB (1 credit)
yr=2018&sessInd=0&act=35                                           AP Calculus BC (1 credit)
                                                                   AP Statistics (1 credit)
* See page 4 - Students Enrolled in the Technical College          Probability and Statistics (1 credit)
High School (TCHS)                                                 Financial Literacy (1 credit)
** All students must take courses denoted as such. These           Accounting (1 credit)
courses, as well as other courses needed to fulfill
graduation requirements, are listed on pages 3-4.
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                                                                TECHNICAL COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (TCHS)

                                                            Students, in grades 10-12, who are enrolled at the
                                                            Technical College High School (TCHS) can earn job
                                                            training skills in trades, such as carpentry, electrician, and
                                                            HVAC. In order to apply to TCHS, students must have
                                                            excellent attendance, passing grades in all classes, and be
                                                            credit proficient. Students will be given flexibility in
                                                            earning credits to fulfill graduation requirements.
                                                            (*Indicates flexibility in earning credits – see below and
                                                            page 3.)
Science requirements for graduation: [SC]
                                                            However, all students must schedule and pass as many
** Biology (1 credit)                                       graduation-required courses as their schedule will permit.
                                                            Students who attend TCHS must meet academic and
Science Electives (1 credit from below):                    attendance requirements to remain enrolled. Those who
                                                            do not meet these requirements at TCHS will return to
ALS Science Research (1.5 credits)                          campus fulltime and be required to satisfy all graduation
AP Biology (1.5 credits)                                    requirements for their graduating class as specified by the
AP Environmental Science (1.5 credits)                      Coatesville Area School District. This return to full-
AP Physics (1.5 credits)                                    time status as a student on campus eliminates any
Physics (1 credit)                                          scheduling flexibility previously mentioned.
AP Chemistry (1.5 credits)
Chemistry (1 credit)
Forensic Science (1credit)                                                      KEYSTONE EXAMS
Human Anatomy & Physiology (1 credit)
Microbiology (1 credit)                                     Keystone Exams are state-mandated, end-of-course tests
DC Intro to Forensic Science (1 credit)                     which demonstrate students’ proficiency in core subjects.
International Youth Physics Tournament (.5 credit)          Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE),
                                                            beginning with the graduating class of 2022, students
Wellness & Fitness requirements for graduation:             must score Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I,
[WF]                                                        English Literature (English 10), and Biology Keystone
                                                            Exams in order to receive a high school diploma. This is
**Health Education (0.5 credit) – Ninth graders will be     subject to change based on PDE requirements. Students
placed in Health Education by their Guidance Counselor.     will be granted multiple attempts, if needed, to score
                                                            Proficient. While we recognize that standardized testing
Wellness & Fitness Electives (students may only elect       (Keystone Exams, PSATs, SATs, etc.) provide value, we
one of the following per year – please see grade level      also recognize that any exam is only a snapshot of a
requirements):                                              student’s academic performance levels.

Advanced Strength Training − 10-12           (0.5 credit)
Aquatics/Lifeguarding – 10-12                (0.5 credit)            NCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Basic Strength Training − 9-12               (0.5 credit)
Lifetime Sports – 10-12                      (0.5 credit)   Students who intend to compete in Division I or Division
Martial Arts/Self-Defense – 10-12            (0.5 credit)   II athletics at the college level must meet NCAA
Sports Medicine – 9-12                       (0.5 credit)   eligibility requirements. Visit the NCAA Eligibility
Team Sports – 10-12                          (0.5 credit)   Center’s website (www.eligibilitycenter.org) for
Yoga/Dance/Aerobics − 9-12                   (0.5 credit)   complete information about registering with the NCAA,
                                                            core course requirements, grade point average, and SAT
*** Course is offered only at the Senior High School.       or ACT minimum scores.
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        RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCING                                      COURSE LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Students are encouraged to choose electives in which they     Course descriptions offer information regarding the
are interested and that serve to meet the specific needs of   complexity, challenge, requirements, and credit given for
the student and graduation requirements. Please pay           courses. Students are encouraged to enroll in challenging
careful attention to the credit values when choosing          courses and to use the full range of opportunities offered in
elective courses.                                             the Coatesville Area School District.

GRADE 9                                                       Advanced Placement (AP) Courses*
English 9                        1                            College-level materials and programs are offered and
                                                              comply with the requirements of the College Entrance
Early American History           1
                                                              Examination Board. Enrollment in Advanced Placement
Alg. I/Geo./Alg. II              1
                                                              courses allows students to seek college credit through
Biology                          1                            participation in an end-of-course examination. The College
Health                           0.5                          Board requires a fee for examination participation (fee
World Language I                 1                            waivers are available for students who qualify for the Free
Wellness & Fitness               0.5                          & Reduced Lunch program). Students who enroll in AP
Electives                        1                            courses are encouraged to sit for the AP examination as
                                                              successful completion of the exam is recognized by a large
GRADE 10                                                      number of colleges and can result in substantial savings in
English 10                       1                            college tuition. Students who wish to take an AP class should
European History                 1                            consult with their teachers and guidance counselors and
Geo/Alg. II/Pre-Calc.            1                            should be committed to challenging themselves through the
Science Elective                 1                            additional reading, writing, and preparation required in the
Wellness & Fitness               0.5                          courses. For more information on the Advanced Placement
World Language II                1                            programs please reach out to the guidance counselor or any
Electives                        1.5                          member of the administrative team.

GRADE 11                                                      Honors (H)*
English 11                       1                            Honors courses provide an opportunity for students to build
Modern American History          1                            a transcript that reflects an increased interest and
Alg. II/Pre-Calc.                1                            commitment to academic challenges. These courses are
                                                              accelerated and provide a rigorous curriculum focusing on
Science Elective                 1
                                                              problem-based learning and collaboration.
Electives                        3
                                                              Students who are interested in participating in the Advance
GRADE 12                                                      Placement courses may opt to schedule these courses as a
English 12                       1                            means of preparing for AP courses. ALL Honors sections
American Government              1                            adequately prepare students to succeed at the AP level.
Pre-Calc./Calc./Statistics       1                            Please contact the building administrator or guidance
Science Elective                 1                            counselor for any questions.
Electives                        3
                                                              *See page 6 regarding weight in calculating GPA.

                                                                            COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS
World Language courses can begin in any grade.
Although not required for high school graduation, many        All students, regardless of their goals following high school,
colleges recommend at least two years of a world              should participate in a course-load which both challenges
language for acceptance.                                      and engages their interests. Students who are preparing to
                                                              enter a four-year college or university should schedule at
                                                              least two years of the same World Language. Recommended
                                                              courses for college-bound students are listed on page 3.
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       DUAL CREDIT COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL                                         GRADING POLICY

Through partnerships with Delaware County Community                Teachers shall review with the students the level of
College, Harrisburg University, and The University of              mastery for each course and the basis upon which the
Pittsburgh, students can opt to schedule one or more courses       grade symbols and numerical values will be assigned.
for which they may earn college credits. For many of the           These grades will be based upon the students’ levels of
courses, students are responsible for the cost of tuition and      success in achieving the established objectives of each
required course materials. These costs are drastically             course and are reflected below:
reduced from the normal tuition rates at these institutions. In
most cases, credits earned are transferable to the college or      90-100%                 A
university of the student’s choice upon graduation.
                                                                   80-89%                  B
Dual Credit Course Offerings on Campus:
Course    Course Description       College/University Page
Number                                                Number
                                                                   70-79%                  C
8490      ALS SCIENCE              University        Pg. 15
          RESEARCH (H)             of Pittsburgh
                                                                   60-69%                  D
8832      FUNDAMENTALS OF          Harrisburg        Pg. 14
          MUSIC (H)                University                      Students must obtain a minimum final course grade
8462      FORENSIC                 Harrisburg        Pg. 16        of 60% to earn credits for promotion from one grade
          SCIENCE (H)              University                      to the next and to satisfy graduation requirements.
8222      AMERICAN HISTORY         Delaware County   Pg. 16
          (H)                      Comm. College
9282      MODERN AMERICAN          Montgomery County Pg. 21        DETERMINATION OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
          HISTORY                  Comm. College                                        (100 POINT SCALE)
9522      SPANISH III (H)          Montgomery County Pg. 24
                                   Comm. College                   Regular Classes          Honors          AP/DC/DE Classes
9456      FORENSIC SCIENCE (H) Harrisburg            Pg. 22         (100-90) %             % + 5% pts.        % + 10% pts.
                               University                           (89-80) %              % + 5% pts.        % + 10% pts.
                                                                    (79-70) %              % + 5% pts.        % + 10% pts.
9604      INTRO. TO GAME           Harrisburg        Pg. 13
          MODDING (H)              University                       (69-60) %              % + 5% pts.        % + 10% pts.
                                                                    (59-00) %              % + 0% pts.        % + 0% pts.

         DCCC DUAL ENROLLMENT PATHWAYS                             Additional “weights” for Honors and AP/DC/DE classes
                                                                   are NOT shown on students’ report cards or transcripts.
Delaware County Community College and the Coatesville              Calculations for determining students’ cumulative
Area Senior High School Campus afford students the                 Numerical Point Averages ARE affected by these
opportunity earn college credit towards a certificate,
                                                                   “weighted” classes and are executed by the academic
associate’s or bachelor’s degree through the dual enrollment
                                                                   records computer program. The additional “weight” for
program beginning in their sophomore year. These college
courses in the Liberal Arts Pathway can be used to satisfy         passing grades in all Honors and Advanced
high      school     graduation     requirements.      Tuition,    Placement/Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses are
transportation, and textbooks are covered by the Coatesville       applied only to final course grades.
Area School District. The process to enroll includes
completing a Dual Enrollment application and completing
the Accuplacer to determine if students are academically                                HONOR ROLL
prepared for college-level courses. The Accuplacer
                                                                   Students will be recognized as qualifying for one of two
placement test includes Math, Reading, and Writing. If you
have taken the SAT or ACT, you may be able to waive some           distinct honor rolls. The Distinguished Honor Roll will be
or all of the placement test. Students in this program can         for those students earning 90% or higher in all subjects.
more quickly earn an Associate’s Degree at DCCC, or                The Honor Roll will be for those students earning 80% or
transfer these credits to another school. A list of schools that   higher in all subjects.
accept these credits can be found at dccc.edu/transfer or at
https://www.dccc.edu/admissions-financial-
aid/transfer/transfer-agreements. See Appendix A for DCCC
courses (subject to change based on DCCC offerings).
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                                                              meeting published program entry and participation
              NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY                          requirements.

Any student who maintains a cumulative grade point            Student Entry Requirements
average (GPA) of 90% or higher will be initially eligible     To participate in the National Merit® Scholarship Program,
for membership in the Angela M. Cristoforo Chapter of         a student must:
the National Honor Society (NHS). Eligible students will           1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of
be notified near the end of their sophomore year or the               the high school program and no later than the third
beginning of their junior year. Any student interested in             year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade
NHS membership should see his or her guidance                         classification or educational pattern;
counselor for information. Membership in the National              2. Be enrolled as a high school student (traditional or
Honor Society requires students to complete community                 homeschooled), progressing normally toward
service hours                                                         graduation or completion of high school, and
                                                                      planning to accept admission to college no later than
                                                                      the fall following completion of high school; and
          LEADERSHIP AND HONOR SOCIETY                             3. Attend high school in the United States, the District
                                                                      of Columbia, or U.S. commonwealth and territory;
                                                                      or meet the citizenship requirements for students
The Coatesville Area Intermediate High School’s
                                                                      attending high school outside the United States (see
Leadership and Honor Society (LHS) provides an
                                                                      below).
opportunity for students to participate in an organization
similar to the National Honor Society and National Junior     The student's responses to items on the PSAT/NMSQT
Honor Society. Students who are admitted must maintain        student Answer Sheet Instructions that are specific to NMSC
Honor Roll status and complete 12 hours of community          program entry determine whether the individual meets
service, two of which must be completed in the                requirements to participate in the National Merit Scholarship
Intermediate High School. The LHS is community                Program. Score reports provided for test takers and their
focused and serves to fill the gap for students between       schools indicate whether the student meets program entry
their middle and high school experiences.                     requirements. A school official or the student should report
                                                              immediately to NMSC any error or change in reported
                                                              information that may affect participation.
                 “HONOR GRADUATE”
                                                              Program Recognition
Students who maintain a cumulative grade point average        Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest
(GPA) of 90% or higher and do not desire membership in        PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by
NHS or fail to meet the additional requirements of NHS        doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and
membership, will be considered an “Honor Graduate.”           Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National
These students will be identified in the Commencement         Merit® Scholarship Program. In September, these high
Program and will be permitted to wear a gold tassel at the    scorers are notified through their schools that they have
graduation ceremony. (NOTE: All members of NHS are            qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist.
also automatically “Honor Graduates.”)                        Please    see    the    link   for    more    information:
                                                              https://www.nationalmerit.org/.

                    PSAT TESTING                              Secondly, students are provided with free, personalized
                                                              SAT practice and remediation through a partnership
PSAT testing is given to all students in grades 10 and 11     between College Board and the Khan Academy. Official
at no cost to the family. 11th grade students take the PSAT   SAT Practice helps students focus on exactly what they
for the second time for two very important reasons. First,    need to work on most to improve their scores. This service
students could qualify for the National Merit Scholarship,    requires students to link their College Board and Khan
which is an academic competition for recognition and          Academy accounts to send their scores from the
scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter   PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, or SAT. Further
the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary          information is included in the attached link:
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test                https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org.
(PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of
approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by
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How Students Link Their College Board and Khan                       •   Attend scheduled meetings            with    Work
Academy Accounts:                                                        Experience Program Supervisor
   1. Go to satpractice.org. Create an account on Khan
      Academy or sign in to their existing account.
   2. When prompted, agree to link their Khan                            VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
      Academy and College Board accounts.
   3. Send their scores.                                        1 Credit of Volunteer Internship = minimum of 10
                                                                hours of volunteer hours per week
                       SAT TESTING
                                                                CASH will allow students the opportunity to explore
                                                                career and work-related experiences through unpaid
All 11th grade students will take the SAT test at no cost       volunteer internships in their desired field. While
during the school day. This is the same test recommended        participating in this program, students volunteer their time
during the college admission process. The Coatesville           in exchange for work experience and academic credit
Area Senior High School will register all juniors to take       towards graduation requirements. In addition to the hours
this test in the Spring.                                        served, students must complete a culminating project
                                                                which includes a log of experience. In order to qualify for
Student participation in this test is one of the steps needed   this program, students must meet and complete the
to qualify for the College Board Opportunity Scholarship        following:
Program. This scholarship recognizes that applying for               • Senior who has accumulated 19 credits
college is a complicated process. The College Board                  • Maintain good discipline and attendance records
Opportunity Scholarship Program does not require an                  • Responsible for providing their own
essay, application or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards                    transportation to and from the volunteer site
student effort and initiative. Complete key steps along the          • Purchase a Coatesville Area Senior High School
path to college acceptance. Further information can be                    parking permit
found through the attached link:                                     • Obtain an unpaid internship at a local business
https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/.                                    or organization
                                                                     • Complete the Volunteer Internship application
             WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM                                      packet, which will be provided by the Guidance
                                                                          Department upon request
1 Credit of WEP = 10 hours of work/week                              • Comply with all Internship regulations
2 Credits of WEP = 20 hours of work/week                                  established by the outside agency
                                                                     • Attend scheduled meetings with Internship
CASH will allow senior students the opportunity to work                   Supervisor
at local employment locations to help explore future                 • Complete all required assignments and projects
career options. This program will allow students to                       assigned to this program
complete their academic requirements as well as earn
credits towards graduation requirements while                                SENIOR PRIVILEGE PROGRAM
participating in a work experience. In order to qualify for
this program, students must meet and complete the
following:                                                      The Senior Privilege Program is for seniors who have met
     • Senior who has accumulated 19 credits                    all graduation requirements to date and are scheduled for
     • Maintain good discipline and attendance records          two or more Advanced Placement or Dual enrollment
                                                                courses are eligible to apply. CASH recognizes the time
     • Responsible for providing their own
                                                                commitment and work ethic that is required of students
          transportation to and from the work site
                                                                who are involved in extra-curricular activities and
     • Purchase a Coatesville Area Senior High School
                                                                advanced coursework. Therefore, CASH believes that it
          parking permit
                                                                is beneficial for these well-rounded students to be
     • Obtain a paid employment position at a local             afforded time to complete course work via late arrival to
          business or organization                              school. If granted permission by administration, senior
     • Complete the Work Experience Program                     privilege allows approved students the opportunity to sign
          application packet, which will be provided by         into school prior to the start of 10 minutes prior to period
          the Guidance Department upon request                  one. Students who are on senior privilege must provide
     • Maintain employment in good standing                     their own transportation, purchase a parking permit, and
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must sign in through the attendance office daily. Senior
privilege can be revoked by administration in instances                              TUTORING
such as poor attendance, failing grades, and lack of daily
transportation.                                               Students desiring private tutoring in place of Summer
                                                              School must have prior approval of the administration. In
Students may be granted senior privilege if they meet the     order for administration to provide approval, tutors must
following requirements for the duration of their senior       hold the required Pennsylvania State Certification in the
year:                                                         course of study. The tutor must give the departmental
    • Senior who has accumulated 19 credits with a            mid-term and final exams in the tutored subject. The
        grade point average of 3.0                            following hours of instruction are required for tutoring a
    • Maintain good discipline and attendance records         make-up course: 1.0 credit - 60 hours; 0.5 credit - 30
    • Students must demonstrate proficiency on all            hours. The tutor shall require of the student at least an
        required Keystone Tests                               equal number of hours of study and preparation in
    • Responsible        for   providing     their   own      addition to the actual tutoring. Original credit tutoring
        transportation to school                              requires 120 hours of instruction for 1.0 credit courses and
    • Purchase a Coatesville Area Senior High School          60 hours of instruction for 0.5 credit courses.
        parking permit
    • Enrolled in two or more Advanced Placement or           The student and the teacher will agree to the schedule and
        Dual Credit Courses during their senior year          location of instructional sessions. It is expected that the
                                                              teacher will assign and grade all assignments. The CASH
                                                              curriculum must be followed, and the course mid-term
                  CREDIT RETRIEVAL                            and final exam will be administered by the school. The
                                                              tutor will assign the final grade.
Students who need to repeat a course for graduation credit
can obtain credits in the following options:                                     SUMMER SCHOOL
    • Repeat the course during the following school
        year through the scheduling process within the
        assigned building                                     Summer school is a free option offered to students in the
                                                              CASD. CASH students may pursue credit courses in
    • Online courses through district approved
                                                              CASD Summer School for original credit if course is
        providers
                                                              offered (for a course that has not been previously taken)
    • Teacher-Directed Independent Study                      and for make-up (to improve a grade in a course that has
    • Twilight Program                                        been previously taken). Students taking an original credit
                                                              course must have prior administrative approval.
Please note that students who pass Keystone Exams, but        Information concerning summer school programs is
who do not obtain credit in a Keystone tested subject         distributed before the end of the school year. Students
(Biology, Literature, Algebra I) will be required to take a   may not take any course during the summer (tutoring,
remediation course during the summer. Students are then       summer school, or college level) without prior approval
required to earn a 70% on exams equivalent to the Mid-        from the administration. This includes courses taken for
term and Final exam for any Keystone Course.                  acceleration.
District approved online courses: Students need to
complete an Online Course application prior to enrolling                   EARLY GRADUATION POLICY
in a course. Applications must be pre-approved and can
be found online or in the Guidance office. Students may       According to School Board Policy #217, a student who
only enroll in one online course at a time. Students who      meets all established state academic and common core
intend to participate in the NCAA Clearinghouse should        standards and graduation requirements may request early
be sure that alternative credits will be accepted by the      graduation from district schools. In no case will any
Clearinghouse.                                                academic or graduation requirements be waived.

                                                              The following procedure will be followed by all students
                                                              requesting early graduation:
                                                                  1. Student must apply for early graduation one (1)
                                                                      full semester prior to the requested date of
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         graduation. In instances of illness or other family
         circumstances, the full semester notice will be          CLASS ENROLLMENT AND SCHEDULE CHANGES
         waived as determined appropriate by the
         principal.                                            Students should carefully consider the choices of their
    2.   Student must complete the required application        selected courses as well as their alternate selections. Read
         form and submit it to the guidance counselor,         the course descriptions contained in this book carefully,
         with the required signatures.                         ask students who have completed the course, and/or ask
    3.   Student and parents/guardians will meet with          teachers in the respective departments about specific
         guidance counselor to develop a graduation plan       courses. Every attempt will be made to schedule the
         that includes graduation requirements and related     requested courses, but many times it becomes necessary
         implications regarding the student’s future plans.    to substitute an alternate course for a requested course.
    4.   Student’s application and academic records will       For this reason, be sure the alternates chosen are classes
         be evaluated by the principal and guidance            in which you have interest.
         counselor.
    5.   Principal will make the final recommendation,         Please note that scheduling is completed in advance of the
         based on recommendations of the guidance              upcoming school year. Courses that were mistakenly
         counselor and appropriate teachers, when              scheduled or omitted should be corrected before the end
         necessary.                                            of the current school year. All schedule changes after
    6.   Principal will forward the request and                classes begin in the fall must be teacher, counselor, or
         recommendation to the Superintendent, who will        administrator initiated. Students will not be permitted to
         inform the Board.                                     drop a course after two full 6-day cycles of the first
    7.   Board will approve a request for early graduation     marking period without a parent conference and/or
         at regular Board meeting. Exceptions will be          administrative approval. Students must be aware of
         made at the discretion of the administration.         course content and prerequisites before selecting a course.
                                                               There are prerequisites for many courses. It is important
Students graduating early from district schools will           that students read all course descriptions and are aware of
receive a school district diploma and will be eligible to      prerequisites and course content. Consultation with
participate in graduation and commencement ceremonies          teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators is
with their class.                                              encouraged. We are here to assist each student and family.

                                                               Due to minimum enrollment requirements, some courses
                                                               may not be offered. Additionally, some students may not
                                                               be able to schedule some elective courses that have
                                                               reached their maximum class size. In these cases,
                                                               alternate courses will be scheduled. Guidance counselors
                                                               will enter courses for those students who fail to enter their
                                                               own course requests. Students are scheduled for electives
                                                               based on their interests in order to meet their needs. As
                                                               such, it is important to submit alternate course choices.
                                                               Please do not hesitate to contact the guidance counselor
                                                               or any building administrator with questions during this
                                                               process.
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                                                                     8750 AP 2-D STUDIO ART                 1 Credit        Grades 9-10
                           ART                                       9750 AP 2-D STUDIO ART                 1 Credit Grades 11-12
                                                                     (Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Art) Additional time outside
TWO-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO ART COURSES                                   of the class is required
                                                                     The Advanced Placement Studio Art Program begins with the
8709 DRAMA DESIGN                   0.5 Credit Grades 9-10           AP art student completing a few art assignments over the
9714 DRAMA DESIGN                   0.5 Credit Grades 11-12          summer prior to the course. Each student is required to
This course is for the student with an interest in theatrical        complete a portfolio of work consisting of 20 pieces of varied
production. Through collaboration with the Drama Club,               assignments that demonstrates breadth, a specific concentration
students will design playbills and props to be used in Drama         or theme, and a development of 2-D concepts. Students will
Club productions. Other areas to be explored include mask            prepare this work digitally for admission into a university art
making, puppetry, set design, costume and make-up design.            program or the College Board Exam in the spring. Additional
                                                                     time outside of the class is required to fulfill the rigor of the AP
8745 DRAWING AND PAINTING 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10                     requirements. The final exam for this course will be an AP art
9745 DRAWING AND PAINTING 0.5 Credit Grades 11-12                    show at the end of the school year.
This course is designed for those students who have an interest
in learning basic drawing and painting skills and techniques.        8751 PAINTING                        1 Credit     Grades 9-10
Students will explore a variety of art media. Students will          9751 PAINTING                        1 Credit Grades 11-12
respond to art prompts and create individual projects as well as     This course is an in-depth exploration of painting media such
in groups. This is a project-based course and daily participation    as watercolors, tempera, and acrylics. Students will learn color
is required.                                                         theory, basic vocabulary and experience various painting
                                                                     techniques. This course will introduce artwork of local artists
8747 INTRODUCTORY STUDIO ART 1 Credit Grades 9-10                    as well as master painters. Students who select this course
9747 INTRODUCTORY STUDIO ART 1 Credit Grades 11-12                   should have an interest in painting. This studio environment
This art course is designed for students who have an interest in     requires daily participation as well as outside of class
two-dimensional art. Students will explore various media. This       assignments.
course addresses elements of design, color theory, and current
trends in the visual arts as well as art history. Students will
become familiar with best practices and procedures in the studio
environment. Students are required to complete weekly
sketchbook homework assignments. Students will learn to think
creatively, and problem solve to find solutions to art prompts
individually as well as in small groups. This is a project-based
course and daily participation is required.

8749 INTERMEDIATE STUDIO ART 1 Credit                  Grade 10
9749 INTERMEDIATE STUDIO ART 1 Credit Grades 11-12
(Prerequisite: at least 80% in Introductory Studio Art)
This course builds upon the foundations of Introductory Studio
Art. While focusing on 2-D design challenges, students will use
a wide range of art media. Students will continue to develop
their observational drawing skills as well as their creative
problem-solving skills. Students are required to complete
weekly sketchbook homework assignments. Additional time
may be required outside of class to complete projects for this
course. Students will begin to build a portfolio of artwork.

9753 ADVANCED STUDIO ART               1 Credit    Grades 11-12      9754 ADVANCED PAINTING                1 Credit Grades 11-12
(Prerequisite: Intermediate Studio Art)                              (Prerequisite: 85% in 9751 Painting)
This course is specifically designed for the student who             This course builds on previous knowledge and basic skills
seriously intends to continue in the visual arts beyond the high     learned in Painting 9751. Students will explore more technical
school level and/or continue in 2-D Design Advanced                  approaches to painting while using watercolor, acrylic, and oils.
Placement Studio Art course. Students will create a portfolio of     This course explores art history, both traditional and
artwork which reflects his/her individual style. Students must       contemporary painters and their painting styles. Students are
allow for time for assignments in and out of class while             encouraged to develop individual artistic styles while mastering
maintaining a working sketchbook for a grade. Many of the            varied traditional and non-traditional painting media. This
projects in this course have a strong emphasis on observation        course may require time outside of class to complete painting
skills with creative problem-solving elements to allow for           assignments.
individual creativity. Students will develop a portfolio that will
be utilized for a college portfolio review or in an AP art course.
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9756 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY                           9748 ADVANCED THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
                                     1 Credit Grades 11-12                                             1 Credit     Grades 11-12
An introduction to digital photography using digital cameras       (Prerequisite: 85% in a previous 3-D Design Class)
and basic image editing software. This course includes print       This course will continue the exploration of sculptural
production for making black-and-white and color photographs        techniques. Emphasis will be placed on developing more
and studio techniques that include portrait lighting and still     technical and individual projects. This course is designed for
life photography. No prior photography experience is required.     students who seriously intend to pursue explorations in
                                                                   sculpture. The historical and cultural elements of three-
THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART COURSES                                      dimensional design will be included in this course.

8703 JEWELRY                        0.5 Credit Grades 9-10         9752 ADVANCED PLACEMENT 3-D DESIGN
This course develops students’ awareness of design history and                                          1 Credit     Grades 11-12
its application in jewelry. Students will work in a variety of     Demonstrate mastery through any three-dimensional approach,
metals and other materials using multiple techniques to create     such as figurative or nonfigurative sculpture, architectural
originally designed jewelry                                        models, metal work, ceramics, glass work, installation,
                                                                   assemblage, and 3-D fabric/fiber arts. Students develop
8715 INTRODUCTORY CERAMICS                                         technical skills and familiarize themselves with the functions of
                                    0.5 Credit Grades 9-10         visual elements as they create an individual portfolio of work
Students will create functional and sculptural forms in clay       for evaluation at the end of the course.
using hand-building techniques, such as pinch, coil, and slab.
This will be supplemented by an introduction to the potter’s       9717 ADVANCED CERAMICS               0.5 Credit Grades 11-12
wheel. A variety of glaze and surface decorations will be used.     (Prerequisite: at least 85% in Introductory Ceramics)
Emphasis is placed upon original design and craftsmanship,         Students will build on their knowledge of ceramic construction
along with relevant art history connections.                       and decorative process that was developed during the
                                                                   introductory ceramics course. Further emphasis will be placed
                                                                   upon creative solutions to both functional and sculptural
                                                                   objects. Students should have the desire to develop their
                                                                   technical expertise.

                                                                   GRAPHIC DESIGN ART COURSES

                                                                   8701 APPLIED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
                                                                                                          0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
                                                                   This course concentrates on the use of the computer as a tool to
                                                                   create art. It will focus on various elements of art in advertising
                                                                   such as typography, logo development/design, board game
                                                                   design, textile design, and animation.

                                                                   8711 DRAWING AND GRAPHICS            0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
8757 CRAFTS AND SCULPTURAL ARTS                                    This course concentrates on the study of Graphic Design –
                                   1 Credit       Grades 9-10      communicating visually through a combination of words,
This course concentrates on various construction techniques to     shapes, and images. Traditional techniques will be explored
create both craft and sculptural objects. The histories and        through projects incorporating typography, illustration, layout,
cultures aspects of both fields will be embedded within the        and design. Students’ interest in drawing, creativity, and
creative process. Materials may include papers, cardboard,         advertising will be developed.
papier mache, foam, fibers, clay, metals, plaster, wire, and
recyclables.                                                       8719 PRINT MAKING                    0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
                                                                   This course is an introduction to a variety of processes used to
9757 THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN                                      reproduce an original design. Students will experiment with
                                    1 Credit     Grades 11-12      techniques as simple as a monotype to the more advance silk-
This beginner course will introduce students to a wide variety     screening and relief printing methods. Emphasis is placed on
of materials, techniques, and various types of sculptures.         exploring the processes and the exciting unpredictable
Students will demonstrate their understanding of basic form and    outcomes.
space through hands-on building projects. The historical and
cultural aspects of three-dimensional design will be included in   8758 CALLIGRAPHY                      0.5 Credit   Grades 9-10
this course.                                                       9758 CALLIGRAPHY                      0.5 Credit Grades 11-12
                                                                   Students will explore the exciting diversity of beautiful
                                                                   handwritten letters in a variety of styles and techniques. Each
                                                                   student will develop the skills and knowledge to appreciate and
                                                                   enjoy lettering as an artistic expression.
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9755 GRAPHIC DESIGN                    1 Credit Grades 11-12        8621 MICROSOFT WORD AND EXCEL
Students will explore the field of visual communication.                                                 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
Students will use traditional drawing skills and computers to       9621 MICROSOFT WORD AND EXCEL
create various graphic design projects. Emphasis will be placed                                          0.5 Credit Grades 11-12
on elements of design, layout, color theory, lettering, and         This course will cover introductory skills. Students will learn to
advertising. This course is intended for students who enjoy         create and edit letters, memos, envelopes, basic reports, and
working with computers, drawing, problem solving, and               resumes in Microsoft Word. Students will also learn how to
seeking creative solutions. Students will have an opportunity to    create, edit, and format spreadsheets, charts, and graphs using
learn about the varied careers in the graphic design field.         Microsoft Excel. Students need to have prior computer
                                                                    knowledge before taking this class.

                                                                    8626 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAME
                                                                    PROGRAMMING                           0.5 Credit   Grade 10
                                                                    This class is an introduction to Computer Programming using
                                                                    both the ALICE programming application and Microsoft Small
  BUSINESS/COMPUTER                                                 Basic. Students will be introduced to object-oriented
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION                                                programming while creating animated movies and simple video
                                                                    games. In ALICE, they will be introduced to production-
Please note that in courses where computer work is                  oriented programming languages like Java, C++, and C#. In
necessary, that computer work is to be done in school               Small Basic, they will be introduced to .NET language similar
during class or through special arrangements, prior to or           to the Visual Basic programming language.
after school.
                                                                    9626 (DC) INTRODUCTION TO GAME MODDING
8646 KEYBOARDING/COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                                                  1 Credit     Grades 11-12
                                    1 Credit    Grades 9-10         Harrisburg University course IMED 105 Introduction to Game
Keyboarding/Computer Applications is designed to teach the          Modding. It is designed as a mix of game design and game
“touch method” with acceptable speed and accuracy levels.           production study. Students will master the skills needed to
Students will explore the various ways they can communicate         create maps, control NPCs, craft narration, program
using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,           interactions, and mod nearly every aspect of the game
and Publisher), in addition to Google Drive applications            experience all while learning the aspects of the game design
(Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides).                    industry. They will dive deep into story design and
                                                                    implementation as well as the development process and the
8605 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                          complexity of the industry. Once modding is completed,
                                    0.5 Credit Grades 9-10          students will work through the elements of game design in
Students will explore the various ways they can communicate         Unity and develop their own original content. Each student has
using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and                   the ability to leave with the latest tips and tricks to further
PowerPoint), in addition to Google Drive applications (Google       explore a career path in game design and development.
Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides).
                                                                    8636 POWERPOINT / DESKTOP PUBLISHING
8609 ENTREPRENEURSHIP                  1 Credit     Grade 9-10                                            0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
9609 ENTREPRENEURSHIP                 1 Credit Grades 11-12         9636 POWERPOINT/DESKTOP PUBLISHING
Students will learn how to develop a business plan for small                                              0.5 Credit Grades 11-12
business start-up. Major topics covered will include types of       Students will explore graphics and multimedia effects and learn
business ownership, marketing, operations, international            to create and edit presentations for on-screen display as well as
business, finance, accounting, economics, and human resource        for printed media using PowerPoint. Students will also produce
management. This course is highly recommended for students          custom-designed brochures, flyers, newsletters, business cards,
interested in majoring in a business-related field.                 stationery, and promotional materials using desktop publishing
                                                                    programs. Students need to have prior computer knowledge
8614 PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTMENT                                before taking this class.
                                      0.5 Credit       Grade 10
9614 PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
                                     0.5 Credit    Grade 11-12
Understanding and managing personal finances is integral to
one’s future financial success. This course will cover real world
topics such as income, money management, credit, saving, and
investing. Students will design personal and household budgets
utilizing checking and savings accounts. Students will gain
knowledge in finance, debt, and credit management, as well as
learning how to evaluate and understand insurance and taxes.
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8657 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING                                Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Service
                                       1 Credit Grade 9-10           Technology, Baking & Pastry Arts, Barbering, Carpentry,
9657 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING                                Commercial & Graphic Arts, Computer Information Systems-
                                    1 Credit    Grades 11- 12        Networking, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice & Police Sciences,
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive look at           Culinary Arts, Digital Media & Sound Communications, Early
basic organizational structures along with managerial concepts       Childhood Care & Education, Electrical Occupations,
and processes found in entertainment and sport industries.           Electromechanical      Engineering   Technology,     Engine
Students will be introduced to leadership theory, as well as the     Technology, Health Career Pathways, HVAC & Refrigeration
tools and techniques involved in running a sport, fitness, or        Technology, Marketing & Financial Services, and Veterinary
entertainment organization. Simulation programs will be used         Science.
to simulate running the many phases of a football franchise,
including promotion, ticket pricing strategies, evaluating           9012 HONORS ALLIED HEALTH
stadium and concert locations, control operations, staffing, and                                             2 Credits     Grade 12
more.                                                                (Prerequisites: completed application and must be accepted)
                                                                     The Allied Health Science course is designed to expose students
9610 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES                                  to the numerous and varied health career opportunities that exist
                                      1 Credit     Grades 11-12      in the medical field. This course combines 1.5 hours per day of
AP Computer Science Principles is designed to be equivalent to       classroom theory with clinical observation on a hospital unit or
a first semester introductory college computing course. In this      in a clinical department. The clinical experience is under the
course, students will develop computational thinking vital for       supervision of both the hospital preceptor and the Technical
success across all disciplines. This course is unique in its focus   College High School teacher. Interested students must apply for
on fostering student creativity and project development.             admission in the winter of their junior year. See guidance
Students will develop effective communication and                    counselor for more information. Scheduling Allied Health
collaboration skills, while solving problems and discussing in       Science Technology does satisfy the fourth science course
writing the importance of these problems and the impacts to          requirement during the senior year.
their community, society, and the world. For more information,
please visit the College Board Website.                              9018 TEACHER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-computer-                                                       2 Credits Grade 12
science-principles.                                                  (Prerequisites: completed application and must be accepted)
                                                                     The Teacher Academy program is offered to those students who
9642 ACCOUNTING I (H)              1 Credit     Grades 11-12         are interested in pursuing a career in secondary education. This
Accounting I will provide students with a deep understanding         program provides an environment in which to develop and
of terminology, principles, and procedures that can be applied       practice skills that are necessary for a successful professional
to keeping financial records for personal use, service, and          career in education. The Teacher Academy includes 7.5 hours
merchandising businesses. Students will be able to work              per week of seminar/classroom and school-based internship
independently; emphasis will be placed on career readiness.          activities. Enrollment is limited due to the number of
                                                                     cooperating teachers available in nearby school districts. The
9644 ACCOUNTING I                  1 Credit     Grades 11-12         primary goal of this program is to help prepare students who
Accounting I will provide students with an understanding of          may be interested in middle or high school teaching
terminology, principles, and procedures that can be applied to       assignments. Interested students must apply for admission in
keeping financial records for personal use, service, and             the winter of their junior year. See guidance counselor for more
merchandising businesses.                                            information.

                                                                     CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAYS

                                                                     The Technical College High School (TCHS), Brandywine
                                                                     Campus, is a public high school specializing in Career and
                                                                     Technical Education (CTE) and available for students in grades
   CAREER DEVELOPMENT                                                9 through 12. CTE programs prepare students for success in
                                                                     college, the workplace and life. Most of the CTE programs at
       EDUCATION                                                     the Brandywine Campus are designated as High Priority
                                                                     Occupations (HPO) by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor
       TECHNICAL COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (TCHS)                          and Industry and offer industry certification opportunities. All
8007 TCHS PROGRAMS                    3 Credits       Grade 10       are aligned with Pennsylvania’s State Academic Standards.
9007 TCHS PROGRAMS                    3 Credits Grades 11-12
(Prerequisites for first time applicants: completed application
and must be accepted)
Students who are interested in attending the Technical College
High School – Brandywine during 10th-12th grades must apply
for admission. The Brandywine campus offers courses in 20
vocational/technical areas, including Animal Science,
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Many CTE programs at TCHS Brandywine lead seamlessly to              8152 HONORS ENGLISH 10                1 Credit     Grade 10
postsecondary education through the Pennsylvania Department         This course focuses on the reading of multiple genres and the
of Education’s (PDE) SOAR Programs of Study. The mission            writing process in order to help them meet proficiency or
of SOAR is to prepare Students (who are) Occupationally and         mastery of the PA Academic Standards. Reading and writing
Academically Ready for college and careers in an increasingly       occurs both in school and at home. As an honors course, this is
diverse, high performing workforce. Graduates of approved           a pre-advanced placement course that will prepare students for
SOAR programs who meet challenging academic and technical           the academic rigor of AP English Language and Composition
criteria qualify for several free technical credits at over 25      (11).
participating colleges across Pennsylvania. These include the
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Delaware County                 8154 ENGLISH 10                     1 Credit      Grade 10
Community College, Clarion University, Thaddeus Stevens             This course focuses on teaching students to apply reading
College of Technology, and Harcum College. For more                 strategies using multiple genres and provides writing
information about SOAR and the complete list of participating       frameworks in order to help them meet proficiency of the PA
colleges and postsecondary programs:                                Academic Standards. Emphasis on language study and
http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/p       vocabulary are also incorporated.
rograms_of_study/7686/articulations/679190.
                                                                    9140 AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
“Get the credits you’ve already earned!” in the following SOAR                                                1 Credit    Grade 11
programs at TCHS Brandywine: Automotive Collision                   (Prerequisite: Honors English)
Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Carpentry,               AP Language and Composition focuses on the study of Rhetoric
Commercial and Graphic Arts, Computer Information Systems,          and Composition techniques. The core of this course revolves
Criminal Justice and Police Science, Culinary Arts, Early           around various non-fiction pieces – both long and short. The
Childhood Care and Education, Electrical Occupations,               class focuses on the critical/analytical study of this literature
Electronics and Robotics, Engine Technology and Recreational        through writing and discussion. Most composition work is
Vehicles, Health Occupations, Health Career Academy,                based on the techniques studied in class. This course also
HVAC/Refrigeration Technology, and Marketing and Financial          prepares students to take the National Advanced Placement
Services.                                                           Exam, which may lead to students being excused from required
                                                                    freshmen English courses in college. Sitting for the AP exam in
PDE‐approved Tech Prep Programs are also college pathways           May is not required.
that connect to colleges and technical schools that offer credits
for technical competencies and certifications achieved at the       9142 HONORS ENGLISH 11                  1 Credit     Grade 11
Brandywine Campus. Tech Prep Programs are: Cosmetology,             This course will concentrate on reading, writing, speaking, and
Barbering, and Animal Science and Technology. In addition to        listening skills mandated by the PA CORE standards. Major
the PDE‐approved CTE programs, TCHS also offers two                 aspects of this course center on American literature,
seniors‐only college preparatory academies: Teacher Academy         vocabulary, essay, composition, and research methods.
and Allied Health Science Technology.                               Students learn at an accelerated pace and often complete
                                                                    assignments outside of the classroom.
For more information about all of the rigorous Career and
Technical Education programs, seniors-only academies, and the       9144 ENGLISH 11                          1 Credit Grade 11
application process for the TCHS Brandywine Campus, please          This course will concentrate on reading, writing, speaking, and
visit: http://www.cciu.org/tchsbrandywine. Or contact the           listening skills mandated by the PA State standards. Major
Admissions Specialist at 484‐237‐5325. The Technical College        aspects of this course center on American literature,
High School is operated by the Chester County Intermediate          vocabulary, essay, composition, and research methods.
Unit on behalf of Chester County’s 12 public school districts.
                                                                    9150 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
                                                                                                             1 Credit      Grade 12
                                                                    (Prerequisite: AP or Honors English 11)
                                                                    AP Literature and Composition aims to focus on the
                     ENGLISH                                        critical/analytical study of world literature through writing and
                                                                    discussion. This course also prepares students to take the
8142 HONORS ENGLISH 9                    1 Credit       Grade 9     national Advanced Placement Exam, which may lead to
This course focuses on the reading of multiple genres, language     students being excused from required freshmen English courses
study, and vocabulary in order to help students meet proficiency    in college. Sitting for the AP exam in May is not required.
or mastery of the PA Academic Standards. Reading and writing
occurs both in school and at home.                                  9152 HONORS ENGLISH 12                1 Credit        Grade 12
                                                                    Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as mandated by
8144 ENGLISH 9                        1 Credit       Grade 9        the PA State standards will be honed. Major aspects of this
This course focuses on teaching students to apply reading           course center on English literature, vocabulary, essay,
strategies using multiple genres in order to help them meet         composition, and research methods. Students learn at an
proficiency of the PA Academic Standards. Emphasis on               accelerated pace and often complete assignments outside of the
language study and vocabulary are also incorporated.                classroom.
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