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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE 2020–2021 COATESVILLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS 1425-1445 E. LINCOLN HIGHWAY COATESVILLE, PA 19320
1 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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
Coatesville Area School District 2 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
1 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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.
Coatesville Area School District 2 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.
3 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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.
Coatesville Area School District 4 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).
5 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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
Coatesville Area School District 6 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
7 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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
Coatesville Area School District 8 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.
9 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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.
Coatesville Area School District 10 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.
11 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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.
Coatesville Area School District 12 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,
13 2020-2021 High School Campus Course Selection Guide 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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