Curriculum Guide 2021-2022 - YEARBOOK - Winter Springs High School

 
Curriculum Guide 2021-2022 - YEARBOOK - Winter Springs High School
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Curriculum Guide 2021-2022 - YEARBOOK - Winter Springs High School
TABLE OF CONTENT

WINTER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT...........................1
ADMINISTRATIVE/STUDENT SERVICES STAFF.............................................2
GENERAL INFORMATION ...........................................................................3
SCHEDULE CHANGE PROCEDURE...............................................................5
DIPLOMA PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS..........................................................6
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES.............................................................8
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DP PROGRAMME..............................20
WSHS IB PRE-DIPLOMA PROGRAM.............................................................23
      ENGLISH............................................................................................23
      WORLD LANGUAGE..........................................................................23
      SOCIAL STUDIES...............................................................................24
      SCIENCE............................................................................................24
      MATHEMATICS..................................................................................25
      ELECTIVES.........................................................................................25
WSHS INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAMME ...............26
      LANGUAGES......................................................................................26
      SCIENCE ...........................................................................................27
      APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION SL......................................28
      IB CORE ............................................................................................30
PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY: HEROES OF TOMORROW............................30
RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM...............................................................32
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP).....................................................................33
AP CAPSTONE PROGRAM...........................................................................34
DUAL ENROLLMENT-ON CAMPUS..............................................................34
      LANGUAGE ARTS.............................................................................35
      HONORS & GIFTED ENGLISH EXPECTATIONS................................35
      ELA.....................................................................................................36
      MATHEMATICS..................................................................................37
      COMPUTER SCIENCE........................................................................39
      SCIENCE............................................................................................42
      SOCIAL STUDIES..............................................................................42
      SOCIAL STUDIES...............................................................................43
      WORLD LANGUAGES.......................................................................44
EPATHWAYS CAREER PROGRAMS OVERVIEW............................................46
      THE CULINARY ARTS ACADEMY......................................................46
      DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPY PATH...........................................................48
      THE TV PRODUCTION ACADEMY....................................................49
      WEB DESIGN PATH............................................................................49
NON-ACADEMY CAREER AND TECHNICAL COURSES..............................50
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS....................................................................50
      CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY...............................................................53
      DANCE...............................................................................................54
      MUSIC................................................................................................55
JROTC-ARMY................................................................................................56
PHYSICAL EDUCATION...............................................................................56
      ELECTIVES.........................................................................................58
PLATO...........................................................................................................60
HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING GUIDE..............................................................61
SCHOOL MAP............................................................................................MAP-I
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WINTER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

           Through the individual commitment of all, our students will graduate with the
            values, skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be productive citizens.

Dear Winter Springs Students and Parents,

Selecting your courses is one of the most critical decisions you make each year in high school.
Why? Because choosing the appropriate level of coursework, a level that challenges you but does
not overwhelm you, can offer the best possible preparation and the best chance for success.
Additionally, choosing electives that are interesting to you can open new doors and potentially
put you on a path for a future career. As you are considering your courses next year, talk to your
teachers, your parents, other students, and be strategic about your registration. It could make a big
difference in your future!

Pete Gaffney
Principal, Winter Springs High School

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ADMINISTRATIVE/STUDENT SERVICES STAFF

    Pete Gaffney, Principal................................................................................. 320-8702
    peter_gaffney@scps.k12.fl.us
    Lori Bowman, Asst. Principal........................................................................ 320-8726
    lori_bowman@scps.k12.fl.us
    Kejuana Carpenter, Asst. Principal............................................................... 320-8897
    carpenkl@scps.k12.fl.us
    Michael Hunter, Asst. Principal..................................................................... 320-8707
    michael_hunter@scps.k12.fl.us
    Jakob Jarzynka, Asst. Principal.................................................................... 320-8704
    jakob_jarzynka@scps.k12.fl.us
    Angel Collins, School Administrative Manager............................................ 320-8902
    angel_collins@scps.k12.fl.us
    Matt Hesselbart, School Administrative Manager....................................... 320-8848
    matt_hesselbart@scps.k12.fl.us
    Octavius Clark, Dean................................................................................... 320-8709
    octavius_clark@scps.k12.fl.us
    Katie Harris, Executive Secretary................................................................. 320-8701
    kathryn_harris@scps.k12.fl.us
    Andrea Hormuth, Student Services Director: PreDP/ IB.............................. 320-8999
    andrea_hormuth@scps.k12.fl.us
    Jozett Spence, Certified School Counselor: ESE......................................... 320-8895
    jozett_spence@scps.k12.fl.us
    Lisa Chiu, Certified School Counselor: A-D................................................. 320-8899
    lisa-marie_ramkissoon-chiu@scps.k12.fl.us
    Marsha McBryde, Certified School Counselor: E-L...................................... 320-8901
    marsha_mcbryde@scps.k12.fl.us
    Jesenia Nieves, Certified School Counselor: M-R....................................... 320-8903
    nievesjz@scps.k12.fl.us
    Cynthia Urena, Certified School Counselor: S-Z, ESOL............................... 320-8906
    cynthia_urena@scps.k12.fl.us
    Carmen Beasley, School Testing Coordinator.............................................. 320-8722
    carmen_beasley@scps.k12.fl.us
    Courtney Doherty, IB Coordinator............................................................... 320-8946
    courtney_doherty@scps.k12.fl.us

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GENERAL INFORMATION

        Seminole County Public Schools Educational Equity - Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Educational Equity Administrator for Seminole County Public Schools has the responsibility of
assuring compliance with the educational equity requirements by providing technical expertise,
monitoring activities or programs related to compliance, and responding to equity complaints. One
of the responsibilities is to administer the Educational Equity Complaint/Grievance Procedures as
adopted by the School Board.

It is the policy of the School Board of Seminole County, Florida, that no employee, student, or applicant shall - on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, age, religion, or any other basis prohibited
by law - be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination and
harassment under any educational programs, activities, or in any employment conditions, policies, or practices
conducted by the District. Additionally, the School board of Seminole County provides equal access to public
school facilities for the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups as required by 34 C.F.R. 108.9.

Every employee, student, or applicant for employment at Seminole County Public Schools has a solemn
right to be treated fairly, equally, equitably, and with dignity. If for any reason you - the employee,
student, or applicant for employment - find that you have been victimized by acts of discrimination
and or harassment, whether intentional or unintentional, you are strongly encouraged to file an
Educational Equity Complaint or Grievance with the Educational Equity Administrator, or any county
or school-level administrator. All such complaints must be immediately forwarded to the Educational
Equity Administrator for dissemination, action, and resolution. Forward to: SCPS Educational Equity
Administrator, Seminole County Public Schools, Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd.,
Sanford, FL 32773-7127. (407) 320-00198

                     Notice to Students and Parents Regarding Course Donations

In an effort to provide educational enhancements to students beyond the curriculum routinely offered,
donations in certain courses historically have been collected in Seminole County Public Schools on a
voluntary contribution basis. Every encouragement is given to students and parents to assist Winter
Springs High School in continuing the practice of course embellishment that these fees make possible.
While such assistance is a practical requirement to maintain current practices, no student shall be
denied the opportunity either to take any course or to participate fully in all aspects of a course in
which donations are sought. Thank you for your understanding and for your commitment to excellence.
JROTC, Band, Chorus, Dance, Flag Corps - Because of the numerous competitions and performance
events, these are considered to be extracurricular activities in which fees may be required for items
such as uniforms, dry cleaning, workshops and clinics, etc. Additionally, student enrollment in specific
courses may be required for participation in these activities.

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Technology Use in Learning, Motivation and Recognition

Seminole County Public Schools believe technology is a valuable educational tool. All classroom
teachers use technology as an instructional tool. Some examples of such activities are:
Use of the Internet to access encyclopedias, magazines, the district’s media/library catalog, web sites
for educational projects, on-line district and state classes and to conduct research in preparation for a
project or presentation.

Students are photographed or videotaped for the purposes of daily school news broadcasts and
yearbooks. Photographs or videos of students are also placed on school/district web pages as a form
of recognition for special achievements, activities, projects, and as motivation to be creative.
Student works are published on the Web (Internet) to share stories, poems, and other creative works
with other students and the school community and to provide motivation for writing.

If you wish to have your student excluded from any of the preceding activities, exclusion (opt-out)
forms are available on the district website.

                                 Higher Level Course Participation

Seminole County recognizes the benefits students derive from higher level course participation and
the importance of fair and equitable standardized criteria for enrollment in higher level courses.
Students may elect to enroll in higher level courses based on any one of the multiple criteria. Where
applicable, prerequisite course completion is required. Multiple enrollment criteria include, but are
not limited to, self-selection, teacher recommendation, previous academic success and standardized
or state test scores.

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SCHEDULE CHANGE PROCEDURE

Schedule changes are permitted during advertised          Reasons for which schedules will not be changed:
schedule change time periods for the following               • You have changed your mind about a class
reasons:                                                     • You want a class to be a different period
   • Change of academic level (ex. Honors to 		              • You want a different teacher
       standard)                                             • You want a different lunch period
   • Credit already earned in the class
   • Less than 7 credits on schedule
   • Prerequisite not met

                                         Secondary Grading System
                                            Grade Point Average
Seminole County School Board awards weighting for Gifted, Honors, Level 3, Dual Enrollment and AP
courses.
Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment				Gifted/Honors/Level 3 courses
       A = 5.0 Quality Points						                                        A = 4.5 Quality Points
       B = 4.0 Quality Points						                                        B = 3.5 Quality Points
       C = 3.0 Quality Points						                                        C = 2.5 Quality Points

                                         Classification of Students
               9th grade student		             Having been promoted or assigned from 8th grade
               10th grade student		            Having earned 6 credits beyond 8th grade
               11th grade student		            Having earned 12 credits beyond the 8th grade
               12th grade student		            Having earned 19 credits beyond the 8th grade

                                      Accelerated Graduation Option
See the “Student Progression Plan” on the SCPS website for specific information. Any interested student
should carefully consider if this is an appropriate choice by discussing these options with his/her guidance
counselor.

                   Letter   Percentage     Quality      Definition
                   Grade    Range          Points

                   A        90-100         4
                   B        80-89          3
                   C        70-79          2
                   D        60-69          1
                   F        0-59           0
                   I                                    Incomplete – an I becomes an F at the
                                                        end of the next semester
                   P                                    No points
                                                        Passing

                   NG                                   No mark

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DIPLOMA PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS
                                    CLASS OF 2022-2025

SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL’S DIPLOMA PATHWAYS
In the spring of 2013 the Florida Legislature created new diploma options for the students of
Florida. In doing so, they have offered students more choice as well as an opportunity to align
their education to their future college and career plans. In Seminole County we refer to these new
choices as Diploma Pathways. We call them Pathways because we believe that students should
use their time in high school to embark on their own personal Pathway to success. Students may
now choose a Pathway that will result in a standard high school diploma, a high school diploma
connected with industry certification, a diploma designed to rigorously prepare them for the
university setting, a diploma option in world languages, or an Advanced Placement diploma option.
Seminole County offers the Florida Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes a high school graduate who
has attained a high level of competency in one or world languages in addition to English. Beginning
with the 2016-2017 school year, the Gold Seal/Silver Seal of Biliteracy will be awarded to high school
students who earn a standard diploma and who earn four world language course credits in the same
world language with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and achieve a
qualifying score on a world language assessment.
The Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma is now being offered in partnership with College
Board. Students who specialize in Advanced Placement courses and satisfactorily complete the AP
Seminar, AP Research and four additional AP courses as determined by College Board are eligible
for the AP Capstone Diploma. This diploma option is being offered at all Seminole County Public
High Schools with the exception of Crooms Academy of Information Technology.
Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year students have the option to complete high school with
the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway option. Students must earn 18 credits with a
cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Two of the credits must be earned in CTE courses resulting
in program completion and an industry certification. Two credits will be completed in work-based
learning programs or substitute up to two credits of electives, including one-half credit in financial
literacy for work-based learning program courses.
In the subsequent chart, you will find the Diploma Pathways and the corresponding expectations
associated with each one. In addition to those offered by the state of Florida, Seminole County
also offers the AP Capstone Pathway and Scholars with Distinction Pathway. These very rigorous
Pathways will challenge even the most talented and dedicated students to an even higher level of
academic accomplishment.
Seminole County will start each and every student on the Scholars Pathway. We want to ensure that
students are setting their academic goals high as they begin high school. Through performance
and self-selection, students and their families may opt to change Pathways as they progress through
high school. Our goal is to have all students qualify to earn a Scholars Pathway diploma. In the end,
regardless of the Pathway Diploma, we want every student in Seminole County to exit our school
system as a graduate.
Your administrators and school counselors are available to provide further guidance on what each of
the Pathways requires.

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DIPLOMA PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS
      CLASS OF 2022-2025

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EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
                 High School Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Beginning with the 9th Grade Cohort in 2014-15, the option to receive a Special Diploma for
Exceptional Student Education students with disabilities will no longer be available. Students who
entered grade nine before 2014-15 school year and whose individual educational plan (IEP) as of
June 20, 2014 contained a statement of intent to receive a special diploma may continue to work
toward a special diploma. Diploma options will be discussed at the student’s Transition IEP meeting
in order to make decisions on the various pathways available to students with disabilities including
students with disabilities for whom the IEP team has determined that participation in Florida
Alternate Assessment is the most appropriate measure of the student’s skills.
SERVICES
All ESE services requires staffing eligibility. The following services are available as staffed by the
district office:
Specific Learning Disabilities, Gifted, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional
Behavioral Disabilities, Deaf and
Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical
Therapy.

Levels of support include:
Consultation - for students who are not enrolled in ESE classes but have an ESE teacher ‘check in”
with his/her regular education team monthly to monitor progress.
Social Personal Skills - a daily course that offers a variety of interactions between teacher and
students that help the students visualize their responsibilities at school, home, and in today’s society.
A few major concepts are conflict resolution, appropriate classroom behavior, communication, social
and personal development, and responsibility.
Support Facilitation - a less restrictive service in which an ESE teacher supports a general education
teacher on a scheduled weekly basis to support instruction and student learning.
Resource Instruction - for students with skill levels significantly below grade level. The ESE teacher
teaches general curriculum standards with extensive accommodations and modifications in a smaller
group setting to achieve student mastery of academic skills. Course names and numbers will be
provided by the student’s school counselor.

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ESE TABLE

                                     Moderate Support
Minimum Support                      Support Facilitation/ Learning Maximum Support
Consultation                         Strategies                     Special Diploma

General Education teacher            General Education teacher        Exceptional Student Education
is the primary source of             is the primary source of         content classes taught by ESE
instruction and/or contact           instruction and/or contact       teacher(s)

Focus is on General Education        Focus is on General Education    Focus is on Special Education
curriculum and state                 curriculum and state             curriculum and state
benchmarks. Student plans to         benchmarks. Student plans to     benchmarks in extensively
attend college, technical school     attend                           accommodated/ modified
for military for further education   college, technical school for    small group setting. Students
                                     military for further education   plan to go to a tech school or
                                                                      go directly into a job after high
                                                                      school

Student academically working         Student academically working     Student academically working
and performing independently         and performing near, at, or      and performing significantly
at or above grade level              above grade level                below current grade level with
                                                                      little or no yearly progress on
                                                                      FCAT

Student consistently/ accurately Student completes majority of        Student has difficulty
completes assigned work with assigned grade level work with           completing (grade level and
limited to no accommodations and without accommodations               other) assigned work even with
                                                                      accommodations.

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ePathways is customized learning that results in our students
being prepared for 21st century globally competitive work.
         EPATHWAYS
Seminole County Public Schools offers a variety of choice options to empower students to customize
their educational pathway in preparation for college, careers, and citizenship. These options
include Magnet Schools/Programs, Programs of Emphasis, Pre-Apprenticeship Training, Internships,
Virtual School, After School Courses, and Computer Science Pathways. Each option has a unique
application/registration process and eligibility requirements. Additionally, each high school’s
curriculum guide includes available Career & Technical Education programs—most of these options
include opportunities for industry certification or college credit.

The following information and program descriptions acquaint students and parents with the
additional high school options they can consider.

                   MAGNET SCHOOLS/PROGRAMS

                   Magnet schools & magnet programs are high-quality and innovative educational
                   programs that specialize in a particular theme and are open to all Seminole
                   County students who meet the eligibility requirements.

                    ELIGIBILITY: Acceptance into a magnet school/magnet program for students
applying for grade ten and above is contingent upon an administrative review of their transcripts.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is provided to all students who live more than 2 miles from the
school/program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Student Assignment & Program Access Department by
email (SCPSChoices@scps.us), phone (407-320-0329), or view the department website (https://
www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/assignment-access/) for all the latest information.
CROOMS ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
   • Associate in Arts Degree Pathway allows students to earn a degree from Seminole State

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College, at no cost to the family.
                        • Information technology industry certification opportunities allow students
                        to earn career credentials which make them job-ready upon graduation.
                        • Annual TechFest provides students opportunities to interact with business
                        leaders and showcase their skills and credentials to an authentic audience.

                  ACADEMY OF HEALTH CAREERS
Seminole High School
                     • Health career industry certification opportunities in either a patient care
                     or a biomedical research pathway allow students to earn career credentials
                     which make them job-ready upon graduation.
                     • Authentic lab spaces on campus allow students to develop and practice
                     clinical skills.
                     • Career exploration opportunities are available through job shadowing
                     and clinical experiences in local healthcare facilities.

ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
Lyman High School

                          • Lyman Academy of Engineering offers industry certification testing for
                          all students which can lead to additional opportunities for post-secondary
                          employment.
                          • Renowned Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum emphasizes critical
                          thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving.
    • Students choose to explore an area of interest including aerospace engineering, digital
    electronics, civil engineering and architecture, and environmental sustainability.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Seminole High School
Winter Springs High School

                       • Taught by IB trained faculty, the international college preparatory
                       curriculum allows students to explore the world from a variety of
                       perspectives.
                       • The IB Diploma Program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment,
                       helping IB diploma holders access the world’s leading universities and
                       programs.
                       • The IB Diploma Program is ideal for knowledgeable and caring young
                       people who are motivated to grow as individuals through significant
    academic challenge.
    • Students applying for the IB Program who are zoned to Lake Brantley, Lake Mary, Lyman,
    & Seminole may only apply to Seminole High. Students applying for the IB Program who are
    zoned to Hagerty, Lake Howell, Oviedo, & Winter Springs High may only apply to attend Winter
    Springs High.

PROGRAMS OF EMPHASIS

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A Program of Emphasis provides a structured study strand centered on a career
                      pathway. Students who reside in Seminole County and are zoned for the school may
                      select the Program of Emphasis via the course scheduling process. A limited number
                      of seats in some of the programs listed in this guide may be available for students who
                      reside in Seminole County but are not zoned to the school.

                     Acceptance for out-of-zone students to a Program of Emphasis is by application only. By
                     signing the application, parents and students agree to the commitment statements and
understandings in the application.

ELIGIBILITY: Students must reside in Seminole County and submit a Program of Emphasis Transfer Application
if they are applying as out-of-zone students. If more ninth grade applications are received than seats
available, a random selection (lottery) will be conducted. Acceptance for students applying for grade ten and
above is contingent upon a school based administrative review of their transcripts. Eligibility requirements,
timelines, and the application process are described in detail on the Seminole County Public Schools Student
Assignment & Program Access website https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/assignment-
access/. Programs designated with an * are not available as choice options and are currently only for students
zoned to attend that school based upon their residence.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is NOT provided for Program of Emphasis transfers. Students may seek
assistance for transportation if it is available through the Transportation Department’s Ticket to

Ride program. Details about this program may be found on the Student Assignment & Program Access
website by clicking on the “Transportation” link.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: In-zone students should contact their school counselor, out-of-zone students
may contact the Student Assignment & Program Access Department by email (SCPSChoices@scps.us), phone
(407-320-0329), or view the department website
(https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/assignment-access/) for all the latest information.

Hagerty High School
MODELING, SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS

In the Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis program students learn to navigate and create detailed models
and simulations. This pathway has the potential to lead to high-paying careers in diverse fields related to
modeling/simulation technologies and program management. This program includes industry certification.

Lake Brantley High School
ACADEMY OF FINANCE

The Finance Academy offers a curriculum comprised of finance and business technology including Accounting
Applications and Personal Financial Planning. This program includes industry certification.
CREATIVE DESIGN AND ENTERTAINMENT

Central Florida is a hub for art and design entertainment, providing many job opportunities for those with a
creative passion. Students have the opportunity to develop their artistic and digital skill set while preparing
for a future career. Students can choose from multiple program pathways and have the opportunity to earn
industry certification.

Lake Howell High School
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Business & Entrepreneurship program curriculum introduces the broad spectrum of business, industry,

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and small business initiatives. Students will develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start
and operate a business. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit or an Associate in
Arts degree in Business from Seminole State College while simultaneously completing a high school diploma.
This program also includes industry certification.

CULINARY ARTS *

The Culinary Arts program allows students to explore all facets of the culinary field, including
entrepreneurship, in an industry-standard commercial kitchen. This program includes industry certification.

CYBERSECURITY

The Cybersecurity program curriculum introduces and prepares students for careers in computer science and
cyber-defense in multiple industries. This program includes industry certification.

Lake Mary High School
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & INNOVATION

The Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation program gives students the opportunity to design and
prototype innovative products using high-tech, industry standard equipment. This program includes industry
certification.

FORENSIC SCIENCE & LEGAL STUDIES

This Program of Emphasis includes two pathways: Forensic Science uses groundbreaking modern scientific
technology in crime scene investigation, and Legal Studies teaches the foundations of our legal system. This
program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit.

Lyman High School
NEW FOR 2020-21! ACADEMY OF BUILDING & DESIGN

Construction workforce demands in Central Florida continue to rise and career opportunities abound! This
academy gives students the opportunity to explore careers in General Building Trades, Electrical, HVAC, and
Welding. Students will follow a progression of courses aligned with a chosen trade. In addition to industry
specific course content, students will have the opportunity to take and earn industry certifications that will
help them obtain post-secondary employment. This Program of Emphasis will be housed in a brand new
state-of-the-art facility, the Career Innovation Center.

Oviedo High School
BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

The Bioscience Technology program prepares students to be successful in career fields of applied biology in
various industries. The courses are designed to be predominately laboratory based with a focus on utilizing
bioscience equipment and practicing lab technician skills. This program includes industry certification.

Seminole High School
AVIATION ACADEMY

The Aviation Academy is a state-of-the-art program designed to prepare students for employment or
advanced training in the aviation industry. This program gives students relevant experience with tools, flight
training materials, simulators, and actual aircraft: a Cessna 150 and Robinson R22HP helicopter. There are two
programs in the academy: Aviation Maintenance and Avionics. This program includes industry certification.

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PROBLEM SOLVING INCUBATOR (PSI HIGH)

PSI High is a project-based, full-time Program of Emphasis in which students work in a high-tech learning
environment designed to solve real community, business, and social problems. All students complete
the Business Management and Analysis Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, multiple industry
certifications in either digital design, product engineering, or computer application design, and gain direct
management experience operating a School-Based Enterprise. PSI High learners are the innovators of
tomorrow.

Winter Springs High School
PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY: HEROES OF TOMORROW

The Public Service Academy includes three pathways for students to learn about a variety of career
opportunities. The pathways include: Principles of Teaching, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Planning and
Response. Students are provided preparation for various career fields in the public sector, while working
collaboratively to solve problems in an environment of rapid change and uncertainty.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

The Renewable Energy program allows students to study energy technologies and the advantages,
disadvantages, and limitations of renewable energy resources for a sustainable future. This program includes
opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Don’t leave high school with just a diploma—leave with a JOB! The Academy of Construction Technologies
(ACT) develops a well-trained workforce in the construction industry by integrating academics and a paid
work-site experience when available. ACT offers students age 16 and older the opportunity to begin a career
in high school in building trades and construction design technology, which is offered at Lake Brantley HS,
Lake Mary HS, and Lyman HS. Students must be on track for graduation and have a 2.0 GPA to participate.

INTERNSHIPS

                    Students in grades eleven and twelfth may have the opportunity to participate in a paid
                    or unpaid internship in some of our region’s most in-demand fields. Academic credit will
                    be earned upon successful completion of 133 hours of work along with other required
                    assignments. Students can utilize flexible scheduling to work before, during, or after
                    the school day to gain exposure to real-world working conditions. For more information
about work-based learning opportunities, visit the ePathways website: https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/
departments/epathways/workplace-learning/

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Virtual schools provide a high-quality education along with flexible options to meet the demanding schedule
of the 21st century student. SCPS operates two virtual schools: Seminole County Virtual School (SCVS) is a
franchise of Florida Virtual School, and Seminole Academy of Digital Learning (SADL) uses curriculum created
or purchased by SCVS. Seminole also contracts with two other Florida school districts for additional full-time
instruction options.

High School and Middle School student choices include SCVS full-time, SCVS part-time, SADL part-time, or
full-time contracted district franchise. Full- time options allow students to earn a regular Florida high school
diploma. Full-time enrollment in SCVS for semester 1 will be open from Mon., April 5, 2021 through Tue., July
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20, 2021. Part-time options are available throughout the school year; virtual classes can be
                    taken outside of the school day or during the school day at home or at the student’s school
                    in a virtual lab pending space availability. Additionally, the district may offer virtual course
                    enrollment over the summer (SCVS 365).

                    Why should students select a Seminole County Virtual School over other virtual providers?
                       • schedule flexibility
     •   full-time local teachers
     •   no waiting list to start classes
     •   optional face-to-face sessions
     •   tax dollars stay in Seminole County

What high school courses are available through Seminole County Virtual School?
Courses with a * are available at both Standard and Honors level; H = honors class

Math:			                Algebra I*, Geometry*, Algebra II*, Pre-Calculus (H), Calculus (H),
			                     Liberal Arts Math I, Liberal Arts Math II, Math for College Readiness,
			                     AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

Language Arts:                                                   For more
                        English I*, English II*, English III*, English       information,
                                                                       IV*, English         please
                                                                                    IV College Prep,visit
                                                                                                      AP
			                     English Language, AP English Literature  www.scvs.us or call 407-871-7287.

Social Studies:		       World History*, U.S. History*, AP U.S. History, Economics*, AP Macroeconomics,
			                     AP Microeconomics, U.S. Government*, AP U.S. Government,
			                     AP Human Geography, AP Psychology

Sciences:		             Biology I*, AP Biology, Earth Space Science*, Chemistry*, Physics*,
			                     Marine Science*, Physical Science*, Anatomy & Physiology*, Forensic Science

World Languages:        French I, II & III*, Spanish I, II & III* IV*, Spanish for Spanish Speakers I,
			                     American Sign Language I, II, III*, IV*

Electives:		 Many options, including Personal Fitness/Fitness Lifestyle Design, Art, Guitar, AP Art
			          History, Drivers Ed, Hospitality & Tourism, and much more! See website for a complete
			list.

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COURSE NAME        HOSTING     COURSE CODE COURSE DESCRIPTION
                   SCHOOL

Applied Robotics   Lake Mary   Yr. 1- 9410110X   This program provides students with the
                               Yr. 2- 9410120X   foundational knowledge and technically
                               Yr. 3- 9410130X   oriented experience in the study of the
                               Yr. 4- 9410140X   principles, applications and systems of
                                                 robotics engineering and its effect upon
                                                 our lives. The students in this program will
                                                 build and participate in the FIRST Robotics
                                                 Competition (FRC) at UCF. Students
                                                 participating in the competition will be
                                                 eligible to apply for participation in the $80
                                                 million FIRST Scholarship Program.
                                                 This course requires some Saturday
                                                 participation.

Automotive         Oviedo      Yr. 1- 9504110X   This program provides students with
Maintenance and                Yr. 2- 9504120X   the theory and practical knowledge of
Light Repair                   Yr. 3- 9504130X   basic automotive systems and principles,
                                                 including internal combustion engine theory,
                                                 shop safety, tool usage, shop measurement,
                                                 use of shop manuals, automotive industry
                                                 history and development, and preventative
                                                 maintenance.

Aviation           Seminole    Yr. 1- 9540610X   Fly into the future with a career in aviation!
                               Yr. 2- 8715110X   This state-of- the-art program is designed to
                               Yr. 3- 8715120X   prepare students for pursuit of employment
                               Yr. 4- 8715130X   or advanced training in the commercial
                                                 and general aviation industry. Throughout
                                                 these courses, students will learn
                                                 the fundamentals of flight including
                                                 meteorology, navigation systems and
                                                 procedures, flight planning skills, ground
                                                 operations and service duties. Students
                                                 will participate in project-based learning
                                                 experiences by using general shop tools
                                                 and flight training materials while exploring
                                                 career opportunities and the requirements
                                                 of a professional aviation mechanic or pilot.

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COURSE NAME        HOSTING       COURSE CODE COURSE DESCRIPTION
                   SCHOOL

Cosmetology        Lake Howell   8757210X (.5)     The ideal candidate for the Cosmetology
                                 8905120X          program has a passion for making
                                 (Spring .5)       people feel and look good. Students will
                                                   practice performing services of the hair,
                                                   skin, and nails throughout this course.
                                                   Upon completion of these courses,
                                                   students will have up to 160 hours
                                                   towards the state requirement for
                                                   licensing.

Electrical         Lyman         Yr. 1- 8727210X   This program focuses on the fundamentals
                                 Yr. 2- 8727220X   of electrical technology utilizing the same
*This course                     Yr. 3- 8727230X   equipment, materials, tools, and techniques
meets                                              as industry professionals. Students will
                                                   learn how to troubleshoot, repair, and
Mondays and
                                                   replace various types of electrical systems
Wednesdays
                                                   from teachers who are trained experts
3:30-5:30                                          in the field. For students who are age
                                                   16 and older, this course provides pre-
                                                   apprenticeship training and may lead to
                                                   summer employment through Academy of
                                                   Construction Technologies.
Heating,           Lyman         Yr. 1- 8713010X   This program focuses on the fundamentals
Ventilation, and                 Yr. 2- 8713020X   of HVAC technology utilizing the same
Air                              Yr. 3- 8713030X   equipment, materials, tools, and techniques
Conditioning                                       as industry professionals. Students will
                                                   learn how to troubleshoot, repair, and
(HVAC)
                                                   replace various types of HVAC systems from
                                                   teachers who are trained experts in the field.
                                                   For students who are age 16 and older, this
                                                   course provides pre-apprenticeship training
                                                   and may lead to summer employment
                                                   through Academy of Construction
                                                   Technologies.
Technical Design   Lake Mary     Yr. 1- 8401010X   This program focuses on Engineering,
                                 Yr. 2- 8401020X   Architecture, 3D Modeling & 3D Printing.
                                 Yr. 3- 8401030X   Students will learn the basics of Autodesk
                                 Yr. 4- 8601900X   AutoCAD to complete their projects.
                                                   Students who choose to dive deeper into
                                                   3D Modeling will have the opportunity to
                                                   print their projects on a Mojo or Dimension
                                                   1200 3D printer. Those focused on
                                                   architecture will work on an in-depth
                                                   architecture project such as developing a
                                                   set of plans of their dream house. All
                                                   students will take the AutoCAD Certification
                                                   Exam.
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SCPS COMPUTER SCIENCE PATHWAYS

SCPS believes computer science skills are an integral component in the future of work and life.
In addition, there is a high demand for employees with computer science skills and not enough
qualified applicants to fill open positions. In order to adequately prepare students for these
promising careers, SCPS has developed a comprehensive ePathway that prepares students in
Kindergarten through twelfth grade so all students have the opportunity to learn these important
Future Ready skills.

The SCPS Computer Science Pathways initiative provides unique combinations of AP Computer
Science courses and CTE Computer Science courses. Choose from these combinations of courses
and pathways:

SCPS Computer Science (*Honors) prepares students with relevant technical knowledge and
skills needed for a wide variety of computer science careers. Students will complete projects that
incorporate essential programming techniques, algorithms, logical thinking, app development, and
more. Students can also earn industry certifications.
AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course. Students
cultivate their understanding of computer science through working with data, collaborating to solve
problems, and developing computer programs as they explore concepts like creativity, abstraction,
data and information, algorithms, programming, the internet, and the global impact of computing.
AP Computer Science A is an introductory college-level computer science course. Students cultivate
their understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts
like modularity, variables, and control structures.
For more information about which computer science pathway is right for you, please talk with your
school counselor.

 How to Register: These courses may be available at your high school in 2021-2022.
 If you are interested, register for 0200335 or 0200320 or 9007610.
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WINTER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL MAGNET PROGRAM
                        INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DP PROGRAMME

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma                       and Service (CAS), and completion of the Theory of
Programme is a rigorous interdisciplinary liberal arts             Knowledge (TOK) course. To achieve the IB Diploma
education leading to a diploma that is recognized                  students must successfully finish their coursework,
throughout the world. The IB Curriculum incorporates               pass their international examinations, and complete
the humanities, mathematics, and science. In                       all core requirements.
addition, strong emphasis is placed on international
                                                                   Advantages of the IB Diploma include academic
understanding, responsible citizenship, and lifelong
                                                                   preparation for college, a universal education,
learning.
                                                                   advanced standing and course credit in college, a
The WSHS Pre-Diploma (Pre-DP) curriculum in                        sense of accomplishment meeting the challenge of an
grades 9 and 10 consists of accelerated honors level               international standard of excellence, a global point of
and advanced placement (AP) courses designed to                    view in solving human problems, and a philosophy of
prepare students to enter the formal IB Programme                  lifetime learning.
offered in grades 11 and 12. The IB Curriculum
                                                                   The IB programme is designed for academically able
(grades 11 and 12) is divided into Higher Level (HL)
                                                                   and highly motivated students. Students applying
courses and Standard Level (SL) courses. IB students
                                                                   to the IB Programme should possess dedication
must take at least three Higher Level courses and
                                                                   and motivation to complete a challenging, four-
three Standard Level courses. Also required in grades
                                                                   year programme marked by conceptual thinking,
11 and 12 are the completion of core requirements.
                                                                   creative expression, and writing across the curriculum.
These core requirements include an independent
                                                                   Participants are expected to maintain a minimum
4000-word Extended Essay on a research topic of the
                                                                   cumulative 3.0 weighted grade point average in the
student’s choice, participation in Creativity, Activity,
                                                                   programme.

                           IB MISSION STATEMENT

                           The International Baccalaureate
                           aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young
                           people who help to create a better and more peaceful world
                           through intercultural understanding and respect.

                           To this end the organization works
                           with schools, governments and international organizations to
                           develop challenging programmes of international education
                           and rigorous assessment.

                           These programmes encourage
                           students across the world to become active, compassionate
                           and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with
                           their differences, can also be right.

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                                 Courses may not be offered if minimum student enrollment is not met or if a certified teacher is unavailable.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The IB curriculum is reflected by a circle with six academic areas surrounding the three core requirements.

Over the course of the DP programme, students:
      • Study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups
      • Complete an extended essay
      • Follow a theory of knowledge course (TOK)
      • Participate in creativity, activity, service (CAS)
Traditionally:
Three of the six subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours)
The remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours)

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Courses may not be offered if minimum student enrollment is not met or if a certified teacher is unavailable.
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     Courses may not be offered if minimum student enrollment is not met or if a certified teacher is unavailable.
WSHS IB PRE-DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                                 from a range of disciplines as they test their
(GRADES 9 & 10)                                                             own ideas through discussion and composition.
The purpose of the Pre-Diploma Program (Pre-                                Additionally, skills specific to the International
DP) is to prepare students for the International                            Baccalaureate Programme are incorporated into
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP). As such,                              instruction.
these courses will provide academic rigor and
relevance through a comprehensive curriculum                                WORLD LANGUAGE CURRICULUM
based on the standards taught with reference to                             ** Students must select either Spanish or Latin
the unique facets of the IB. These facets include                           as their World Language for the Pre-DP and IB
interrelatedness of subject areas, a holistic view                          Programmes
of knowledge, intercultural awareness, embracing
international issues, and communication as                                  0708800
fundamental to learning. Instructional design must                          SPANISH 1 (Pre-DP)
provide students with values and opportunities                              0706800
that enable them to develop respect through an                              LATIN 1 (Pre-DP)
understanding and appreciation of similarities and                          Prerequisite: Acceptance into the IB Pre-DP
differences. Learning how to learn and how to                               program at Winter Springs High School
critically evaluate information is as important as the                      1 Elective Credit      Grade 9
content of the disciplines themselves. Acceptance                           The purpose of this course is to build students’
from SCPS for the IB Pre-Diploma (Pre-DP) program                           language proficiency in the interpretative,
at WSHS is required to register for these courses.                          interpersonal, and presentational modes of
                                                                            communication. Students will acquire basic
ENGLISH CURRICULUM                                                          grammar and vocabulary through studying cultural
                                                                            products, practices, and perspectives of the world.
1001800                                                                     Students will read and listen to authentic texts to
ENGLISH 1 HONORS (PRE-DP)                                                   build their receptive skills. The course is designed
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the IB Pre-DP                                 to provide students with the fundamentals of
program at Winter Springs High School                                       pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, as well as
1 English Credit       Grade 9                                              an introduction to culture.
This course provides instruction in the backgrounds
and critical analyses of major literary works                               0708810
representing various cultures, time periods, and                            SPANISH 2 (Pre-DP)
genres. Composition focuses on the use of the                               0706810
writing process in logical and critical modes,                              LATIN 2 (Pre-DP)
including the use of research skills. Advanced                              Prerequisite: Spanish 1 (Pre-DP)/Latin 1 (Pre-DP)
vocabulary study is also included. Intrinsic to the                         1 Elective Credit     Grade 9-10
course is the integrated approach to learning,                              Students will extend their language learning in all
paralleling this course with world history. Both                            three modes of communication: interpretative,
written and oral assessments are used to                                    interpersonal, and presentational. Emphasis will
further prepare the student for the International                           be placed on the acquisition of vocabulary and
Baccalaureate Programme.                                                    grammatical concepts. Students will deepen
                                                                            their awareness and appreciation of a variety of
1001420                                                                     perspectives of people from diverse cultures by
PRE-DP AP ENGLISH LANGAUGE &                                                learning about their history and culture. Coursework
COMPOSITION                                                                 promotes students’ understanding and use of
Prerequisite: English 1 Honors (Pre-DP)                                     language to express and respond to a range of
1 English Credit       Grade 10                                             stimuli.
The purpose of this course is to provide students
with an understanding of the semantic, structural,
and rhetorical resources of the English language.
The course develops skills necessary for thinking
critically about the expression and analysis of
ideas. Students will spend the year reading and
considering important ideas throughout history

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Courses may not be offered if minimum student enrollment is not met or if a certified teacher is unavailable.
SOCIAL                                                             origin of life, cell biology, biological and ecological
STUDIES CURRICULUM                                                 changes through time including fundamentals of
                                                                   biochemistry, populations and adaptation, structure
2109320                                                            and function of plants and of animals, and current
WORLD HISTORY HONORS                                               technologies and trends. Laboratory investigations
Prerequisite: None                                                 are an integral part of this course.
1 World History Credit        Grade 9
This course will provide an understanding of the                           2000340M
contemporary world through an overview of how                              AP BIOLOGY (Pre-DP)
politics, economics, geography, world religions,                           Prerequisite: Acceptance into the IB Pre-DP
culture, science, technology, citizenship and global               program at Winter Springs High School; Algebra 1
relations have influenced and shaped the major                     1 Biology Credit       Grade 9
events from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.                   AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology
This course will meet graduation requirements for                  course. Students cultivate their understanding of
World History.                                                     biology through inquiry-based investigations as
                                                                   they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular
          2109420                                                  processes, energy and communication, genetics,
          AP WORLD HISTORY                                         information transfer, ecology, and interactions.
          Prerequisite: None                                       Students will take the AP exam in May.
1 World History Credit          Grade 9
This college-designed course offers a                              2003350
comprehensive analysis of World History. It is                     CHEMISTRY HONORS
designed to provide students with the analytical                   Prerequisite: Biology
skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal                     1 Science Credit        Grade 10
critically with the materials in World History. The                The purpose of this course is to focus on
purpose of this course is to develop greater                       accelerated chemistry with related earth/space
understanding of the evolution of global process                   science topics. The content will include the study of
and contacts and of the interaction of different                   composition, properties, and changes associated
types of human societies. Students will take the AP                with matter. Laboratory investigations are an
exam in May.                                                       integral part of this course.

         2100330                                                           2003370
         AP UNITED STATES HISTORY                                          AP CHEMISTRY
         Prerequisite: World History Honors or AP 		                       Prerequisite: Biology, concurrently take
         World History                                             Algebra 2 Honors (you cannot choose this during
1 US History Credit Grade 10                                       grade 10 if you plan on choosing HL Chemistry
This course includes advanced content in American                  during grades 11-12)
history, emphasizing critical essay writing, primary               1 Science Credit       Grade 10
and secondary source research techniques, in-                      The AP Chemistry course provides students with a
depth interpretations, and analysis of the traditional             college-level foundation to support future advanced
historical periods in a chronological survey of                    coursework in chemistry. Students cultivate their
American History. Students will take the AP exam in                understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based
May.                                                               investigations, as they explore content such as:
                                                                   atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding,
SCIENCE CURRICULUM                                                 chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics,
Students must have 3 science cources with a lab to                 and equilibrium. Laboratory investigations which
graduate from a SCPS high school.                                  manipulate qualitative and quantitative data are
                                                                   integral to the course. Students will take the AP
2000800                                                            exam in May.
BIOLOGY 1 HONORS (Pre-DP)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the IB Pre-DP                        2003390
program at Winter Springs High School                              PHYSICS HONORS
1 Biology Credit        Grade 9                                    Prerequisite: Pre-DP Biology, concurrently take
This course is designed to present biology topics                  Algebra 2 Honors (recommended to concurrently
in an accelerated mode. The content includes, but                  take Chemistry Honors)
is not limited to, biological classification systems,              1 Science Credit      Grade 10
study of microscopes, scientific theories of the
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                                 Courses may not be offered if minimum student enrollment is not met or if a certified teacher is unavailable.
This course will provide students with an               logic and reasoning; proofs; the study of Euclidean
introductory study of the theories and laws             geometry of lines, planes, angles, triangle; similarity;
governing the interaction of matter, energy, and        rigid transformations; congruence; geometric
the forces of nature. The content shall include,        inequalities; explorations with polygons and circles,
but not be limited to mechanics, thermodynamics,        area and volume; constructions. Additionally,
wave phenomena, electricity, magnetism, optics,         students will work on test-taking skills and problem-
sound, fluids, and nuclear phenomena. Laboratory        solving techniques to prepare for the End of Course
investigation on selected topics are an integral part   Exam (EOC).
of this course.
                                                        1200340
         2003421                                        ALGEBRA 2 HONORS
         AP PHYSICS 1                                   Prerequisite: Geometry Honors
         Prerequisite: Pre-DP Biology, Algebra          1 Math Credit		         Grade 9-10
2 Honors (recommended to concurrently take              This course builds on the students’ work with
Chemistry Honors)                                       linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
1 Science Credit        Grade 10                        Students extend their repertoire of functions to
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory          include polynomial, rational, and radical functions.
college-level physics course. Students cultivate        Students work closely with the expressions that
their understanding of physics through inquiry-         define the functions and continue to expand and
based investigations as they explore these              hone their abilities to model situations and to solve
topics: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion           equations, including quadratic equations over the
and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple               set of complex numbers and solving exponential
harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion,          equations using the properties of logarithms.
electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and
mechanical waves and sound. Students will take the      ELECTIVES
AP exam in May.                                         ** Pre-DP Students may choose up to two electives.
                                                        It is highly recommended that ALL Pre-DP 9th
MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM                                  Graders take PRE-DP SEMINAR 1

** Pre-DP students must complete Geometry               1001480
Honors and Algebra 2 Honors by the start of the IB      PRE-DP SEMINAR 1 HONORS
Programme (11th Grade)                                  1 Elective Credit     Grade 9
                                                        1700480
1200320                                                 PRE-DP SEMINAR 2 HONORS
ALGEBRA 1 HONORS                                        1 Elective Credit     Grade 10
Prerequisite: None                                      Prerequisite: Acceptance into the IB Pre-DP
1 Algebra Credit        Grade 9                         program at Winter Springs High School
This course includes a rigorous, in-depth study         This course introduces students to the skills
of all the topics included in Algebra 1 as well as      and strategies necessary to be successful IB
normal distribution, solving equations, and deeper      Programme candidates. It teaches goal setting,
exploration of arithmetic and geometric sequences       time-management, and study skills. Additionally,
and series. Additionally, students will work on test    students are exposed to Approaches to Learning,
taking skills and problem-solving techniques to         the IB Learner attributes, and principles of research
prepare for the End of Course Exam (EOC). Algebra       and speaking.
1 is required for high school graduation.

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GEOMETRY HONORS
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
1 Math Credit		       Grade 9-10
The fundamental purpose of Geometry is to
formalize and extend students’ geometric
experiences from the middle grades. Students
explore more complex geometric situations
and deepen their explanations of geometric
relationships, moving towards formal mathematical
arguments. Topics will include but are not limited to

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