Educational Program 2019-2020

 
Educational Program

              2019-2020

       Putnam High School
          152 Woodstock Avenue
            Putnam, CT 06260
           860-963-6905 –phone
            860-963-6911 – fax

            7:00 am – 3:30 pm

     Principal: Mrs. Jacqueline Vetrovec
 Assistant Principal: Mrs. Suzanne Sansoucy
     School Counselor: Mr. Chad Alder
School Counselor: Ms. Courtney Prendergast

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Mission Statement

Putnam High School is a dynamic community with the
privilege and obligation to transform students into
motivated learners who have the knowledge, skills and
behaviors to thrive in a competitive global arena.

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CORE VALUES, BELIEFS, AND LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

Putnam High School is a dynamic community with the privilege and obligation to transform students
into motivated learners who have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to thrive in a competitive arena.

Putnam High School Values:

       Respect – Behavior and language that is considerate and appreciative of others, self and property.

       Responsibility – Being trustworthy, dependable and reliable while making good decisions.

       Community – Working together while playing an individual role.

       Integrity – Doing the right thing without being instructed to do so even if the act is unnoticed.

Putnam High School 21st Century Learning Expectations

Academic:

The Putnam High School student…

       1)   Reads actively and critically
       2)   Communicates effectively in speech and writing
       3)   Works individually to achieve goals
       4)   Works collaboratively to achieve goals
       5)   Researches, analyzes, evaluates, and synthesizes information to solve problems
       6)   Uses technology appropriately throughout the learning process

Civic and Social

The Putnam High School student…

       7) Demonstrates personal and civic responsibility
       8) Makes positive contributions within the school and community
       9) Respects, promotes, and celebrates diversity

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To All Parents and Students,

In February, you will begin scheduling courses for the 2019/2020 school year, and the process
will conclude in June. We are tremendously proud of the opportunities which exist at Putnam
High School. We continue to add and modify our existing program so you are provided a top
notch educational experience which prepares you for whatever path you choose to take after
graduation. This Program of Studies summarizes our academic policies, graduation
requirements and a summary of the courses we will be offering for the 2019/2020 school year.
Please review the Program carefully and use it as a guide to help you make your academic
decisions.

Our Mission Statement at Putnam High School clearly reminds us that our school is a dynamic
community with the privilege and obligation to transform students into motivated learners who
have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to thrive in a competitive global arena. It is critical to
keep this in mind when selecting your courses for next year. With that being said, we suggest
that you build the strongest possible academic foundation that you can, not only for college,
but more importantly for life itself. High school is a unique opportunity—one that allows you to
explore new interests, learn valuable skills, test yourselves in new ways, and prepare
yourselves for future success.

We cannot stress enough that it is important to seek the advice of your teachers, your parents
and your counselors as you make course choices. Be mindful of your own interests and create
a program for yourself that balances rigor and challenge with some time for reflection and
some chances to participate in the many opportunities we offer outside the classroom. At
PHS, we offer advanced placement courses, multiple world language courses, art courses and
are expanding course options in English language arts and health. Taking the time to read this
letter and the Program of Studies will provide a context for the choices you will be making.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Vetrovec
Principal

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter from the Principal ..................................................................................................................4
Diploma Requirements ....................................................................................................................6
Levels of Courses ....................................................................................................................... 6 - 7
Grading ............................................................................................................................................7
Rank and GPA ........................................................................................................................... 7 - 8
Required Courses .............................................................................................................................8
Alphabetical Listing of Courses............................................................................................... 9 - 10
College and Career Pathways ................................................................................................ 11 - 12
Course Descriptions:
       Business/Technology...................................................................................................... 13 - 18
       English ............................................................................................................................ 19 - 23
       Fine Arts ......................................................................................................................... 23 - 26
       Healthcare Science .................................................................................................................27
       Mathematics ................................................................................................................... 28 - 32
       Physical Education & Health.......................................................................................... 32 - 33
       Science............................................................................................................................ 33 - 37
       Social Studies ................................................................................................................. 37 - 40
       Support Courses.............................................................................................................. 40 - 43
       World Languages............................................................................................................ 43 - 47
Statement of Nondiscrimination ....................................................................................................48
Grievance Procedure ......................................................................................................................48

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SCHOOL SCHEDULE

    Putnam High School is a fully accredited four-year high school (grades 9 – 12), with a schedule of 7
periods per day, each class meeting every day for 50 minutes.
    The school year at Putnam High School is divided into two semesters. During each semester the
student is required to enroll in 7 courses of which 6 must be academic. Study hall enrollment is
available at one per semester.

                                    DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

    A course that meets every day for one semester is worth ½ credit. Most courses meet for two
semesters and are therefore worth one credit. With certain exceptions noted in this guide, ½ credit is
earned upon successful completion of each half of a two-semester course. No credit is given for a course
which has already been passed and is being repeated, with the following exceptions: Academic Lab,
Academic Support, Band, Chorus, Piano and Physical Education and Fitness for Life.

   Graduates through 2022 must earn 24 credits to receive a Putnam High School diploma.
   Graduates 2023 and beyond must earn 25 credits to receive a Putnam High School diploma.

   24 Credit Diploma                                 25 Credit Diploma

   4 credits in English                              9 credits in Humanities
   3 credits in Mathematics                          9 credits in STEM
   3 credits in Science                              1 credit in PE and Wellness
   3 credits in Social Studies                       1 credit in Health & Safety Education
   1 credit in the Arts/Vocational Education         1 credit in World Language
   1 credit in a computer course                     1 credit in Mastery-based Diploma Assessment
   1 credit in Physical Education                    3 credits in Electives
   ½ credit in Health
   7 ½ credits in electives

In addition to successfully earning required course credits, a student must complete their student
portfolio entry requirements. Students must demonstrate achievement of our school’s nine learning
expectations while attending high school, including the completion of 20 hours of community service.

                                 LEVELS OF COURSES OFFERED

    At Putnam High School, courses are offered on four levels: advanced placement, honors, college
prep and skills. The primary difference between levels is that of breadth and scope of coverage and pace
of instruction. A pupil is guided to select courses on his/her strengths and weaknesses. A pupil should
take into account future goals, individual interests, previous achievement, and willingness to study in the
general area. Standardized test scores and previous grades will also be used to determine appropriate
levels.

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AP Level: Courses offered at this level are college Advanced Placement and are designed for the
student who is highly motivated and demonstrates a high degree of interest in the subject area. The May
Advanced Placement examination must be taken. College credit may be obtained based on the exam
grade and specific college requirements.

   Honors Level: Courses offered at this level are designed for the above average student with a high
degree of interest and a willingness to study in the subject area.

   College Prep Level: Courses offered at this level are designed for the average student who
demonstrates an interest in the subject area.

   Skills Level: Courses offered at this level are designed to meet the needs of students who require
additional support or skills in a specific subject area.

   Pupils can expect homework assignments daily regardless of course level.

                                               GRADING

     There are two marking periods per semester. There is a semester exam at the end of each semester.
Credits are assigned after each semester. The semester grade is computed by combining 40% for the
first marking period, 40% for the second marking period and 20 % of the semester exam. Mandatory
progress reports are issued and mailed eight times per year.

    It is the policy of the Board of Education that a grade in a high school College Prep, Honors class or
an Advanced Placement class is given added weight for purposes of calculating grade point average and
determining class rank. The administration has developed and published a formula for calculation of
grade point average and class rank reflecting the weighted grading system. The High School Principal
shall ensure that parents are notified of this policy. It is currently described in the High School Student
Handbook. The weighted grading procedure is not to be used in the determination of Honor Roll
eligibility.

               GPA CALCULATION, WEIGHTED GRADES, AND CLASS RANK

    A student’s grade point average, or GPA, is calculated by taking the students’ earned grade in all
completed courses, adding the quality points based on the designated difficulty of the course, and
dividing this sum by the career weights.

    When the average of a student’s earned grades is calculated with no quality point adjustment, it is
called a simple GPA. However, Putnam High School offers courses on four levels. In order to
differentiate between the four levels and encourage students to take more challenging courses, a
weighted GPA system is also used. In this system, courses are weighted on the basis of difficulty.
Skills courses carry no quality points. College Prep courses receive one quality point, Honors courses
receive 6 quality points and Advanced Placement courses receive 11 quality points.

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Class rank is established using weighted GPA’s. Since Putnam High School accepts grades from
other schools in calculating GPA’s, there is no minimum enrollment time required for a student to
receive a class rank. However, in order to be recognized as class valedictorian (class rank: 1) or
salutatorian (class rank: 2), a student must have been enrolled at Putnam High School for a total of two
years by the time of graduation.

                           COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Graduates through 2022

ENGLISH
     Four credits of English are required for a Putnam High School Diploma. Please note that
    Advanced Placement English classes can be taken either the Junior or Senior year in no particular
    order.

SOCIAL STUDIES
     Three credits are required in Social Studies for a Putnam High School diploma. One credit must
     be earned in United States History and one-half credit in Civics.
SCIENCE
     A total of three credits are required for graduation.
HEALTH
    One-half credit required for graduation.
MATHEMATICS
    A total of three credits are required for graduation.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
     One credit is required for graduation. Physical education may be taken each year even after one
     credit.

COMPUTERS
    One credit in a combination of courses that utilize the computer is required for graduation.
THE ARTS OR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
     One credit is required for graduation. These courses include music, visual arts, business, and
     technology.

       The courses required for graduation for students graduating in 2023 and beyond are still to be
       determined.

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Note: Individual programs of study should be developed after consultation with your school counselor,
consideration of standardized test scores, future plans, and parental approval.

                           ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COURSES

                 BUSINESS/TECH                           FINE ARTS
                 AutoCad 1 (CP)                          Band (CP, H)
                 Blueprint Reading (CP)                  Chorus (CP, H)
                 Business Law (CP)                       Crafts (CP)
                 Communication & Information             Digital Photography I (CP)
                  Technology 1 (CP)                      Digital Photography II (CP)
                 Communication & Information             Drawing 1 (CP)
                  Technology 2 (CP)                      Drawing 2 (CP)
                 Financial Accounting (CP)               Music Technology I (CP)
                 Introduction to Business (CP)           Painting (CP)
                 Introduction to Engineering (CP)        Piano (CP)
                 Marketing 1 (CP)                        Portfolio Preparation (H)
                 Marketing 2 (CP)                        Pottery 1 (CP)
                 Microsoft Office 1 (CP)                 Pottery 2 (CP)
                 Microsoft Office 2 (CP)
                 Personal Finance (CP)
                 Robotics (CP)
                 Video Production 1 (CP)                 HEALTHCARE SCIENCE
                 Video Production 2 (CP)                 Investigations in Health Careers (CP)
                 Web Design 1 (CP)                       Medical Terminology (CP)
                 Workplace Readiness (CP)
                 Workstudy (SK)
                                                         MATHEMATICS
                 ENGLISH                                 Applied Math – Ess of Economics (CP, H)
                 Brit Lit/Shakespeare (CP)               Calculus-AB (AP)
                 Composition (H)                         Consumer Math (CP)
                 Contemporary Literature (CP)            Finite (CP)
                 ELL-1, ELL-2, ELL-3 (SK)                Integrated Math (SK)
                 English 1 (CP, H)                       Integrated Math Course 1 (CP, H)
                 English 2 (CP, H)                       Integrated Math Course 2 (CP, H)
                 English 3 American Lit (CP)             Integrated Math Course 3 (CP, H)
                 Integrated English (SK)                 Manufacturing Math (CP)
                 Language & Composition (AP)             Pre-Calculus (CP, H)
                 Literature & Composition (AP)           Probability & Statistics (CP)
                 Multi-Cultural Literature (CP)          Statistics (AP)
                 Myths & Movies (CP)
                 Senior Communications (H)

                 **Bolded courses may be eligible for QVCC or ECE credit.

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COURSES

PHYS. ED & HEALTH                     SUPPORT
Fitness for Life (CP)                 Academic Lab (SK)
Health (CP)                           Academic Support (SK)
Health II (CP)                        Assistive Technology (SK)
Physical Education (CP)               Language Skills (SK)
                                      Math Concepts (SK)
                                      Reading (SK)
SCIENCE                               STC Transition (SK)
Astronomy (CP)                        Writing & Comprehension I (SK)
Biology (AP)                          Writing & Comprehension II (SK)
Biology (CP, H)
Botany (CP)
Chemistry (AP)
Chemistry (CP, H)
Environmental Science (AP)
Environmental Science (CP)
Forensic Science 1 (CP)                WORLD LANGUAGE
Forensic Science 2 (CP)                French Cultures, Connections
Human Anatomy & Physiology (CP)         and Comparisons (SK, CP)
Oceanography (CP)                      French 1 (CP, H)
Physics (CP, H)                        French 2 (CP, H)
                                       French 3 (CP, H)
                                       French 4 (CP, H)
                                       Russian 1 (CP, H)
SOCIAL STUDIES                         Russian 2 (CP, H)
Civics (CP, H)                         Spanish Cultures, Connections
European History (AP)                   and Comparisons (SK, CP)
Lost Civilization (CP, H)              Spanish 1 (CP, H)
Psychology (CP, H)                     Spanish 2 (CP, H)
Sociology (CP, H)                      Spanish 3 (CP, H)
US Government (AP)                     Spanish 4 (CP, H)
US History (AP)
US History (CP, H)
World Religions (CP, H)
World Since 1914 (CP, H)

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College and Career Pathways 2019-2020

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College and Career Pathways 2019-2020

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PUTNAM
           PUTNAM   HIGH
                  HIGH   SCHOOL
                       SCHOOL    2019
                              2019     - 2020
                                   - 2020     PROGRAM
                                           PROGRAM  OF OF STUDY
                                                       STUDY

Courses in this section are grouped by department. (In the event of limited space, preference will
    Course:
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                                   COMPOSITION
                                        12, 11, 10, and 9.)
    #1106/1107                                              Level: AP, 1 credit
    Length: Full Year       BUSINESS - TECHNOLOGY           Open to Grades: 11, 12
    Prerequisites: English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
Course: AUTOCAD        I reading for this course MUST be completed.
                  Summer
#1660                                                          Level: College Prep, ½ credit
    Course   Description:
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                                                              Open  to Grades:of9,academic
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    writing, students will explore how authors attempt to persuade audiences. Through fiction,
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    Language
include:         and of
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                        CAD technology,             in May.
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                                                                                           descriptions
    students  to receive college  credits.
and requirements, file manipulation and management, two and three-dimensional geometric
construction, symbol library creation, dimensioning, scaling, sectioning, plotting, detail and
assembly drawing including tolerance studies. Students would have the opportunity to earn high
school credit along with receiving credit from Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC).
    Course: AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
    #1108/1109                                              Level: AP, 1 credit
    Length: Full Year                                       Open to Grades: 11, 12
    Prerequisites: English
Course: BLUEPRINT READING  1 and English 2  and teacher recommendation
#1641              Summer reading for this course MUST be completed.
Length: Semester                                            Level: College Prep, ½ credit
    Course Description:
Prerequisite:  None         The emphasis of this courseOpen   is totosharpen
                                                                      Grades: student   analytical
                                                                                9, 10, 11,  12       and close
    reading skills and to develop college level writing skills. This course focuses on a diverse world
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    the beginning
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    student  to receive college credits.
basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angle, tapers,
keyways diameters, radii, and geometric tolerancing. Students would have the opportunity to
earn high school credit along with receiving credit from Quinebaug Valley Community College
(QVCC).
    Course: MULTI-CULTURAL LITERATURE
    #1167                                                 Level: CP, ½ credit
    Length: Semester                                      Open to Grades: 12
    Prerequisites: Three
Course: BUSINESS LAW     years of English
#1612                                                      Level: College Prep, ½ credit
    Course
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                                                                 to Grades:    the11,
                                                                                    opportunity
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survival in our law saturated society. A day in Putnam Superior Court and Danielson Superior
Court helps students focus on law in today’s world. In addition, the students spend a day visiting
a local correctional facility.

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PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL 2019 - 2020 PROGRAM OF STUDY

Course:   COMMUNICATION
    Course:   AP LANGUAGE &&COMPOSITION     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1
#1630
    #1106/1107                                                           Level: AP, 1 credit
Length:   Semester
    Length:   Full Year                                              Level:
                                                                         OpenCollege   Prep, 11,
                                                                                to Grades:     ½ credit
                                                                                                   12
Prerequisite:  NoneEnglish 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
    Prerequisites:                                                   Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
                     Summer reading for this course MUST be completed.
Course Description: Students will learn the various methods of communication and the
progression   of technology
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                                                                                                                pieces of
    writing, students will explore how authors attempt to persuade audiences. Through fiction,
    visuals, poetry, essays, speeches, and other types of nonfiction, students will start to see how the
    world communicates. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a mandatory A.P.
    Language and Composition exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
Course:   COMMUNICATION
    students  to receive college credits.& INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2
#1631
Length: Semester                                                     Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite: None                                                   Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Course: AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Course     Description: Students will learn the various methods
    #1108/1109                                                           Level: AP, of1 communication
                                                                                         credit              and the
progression   of technology
    Length: Full    Year         as it relates to current applications.  OpenEmphasis    will11,
                                                                                to Grades:     be 12
                                                                                                  on digital camera
techniques.   Students
    Prerequisites:         will 1also
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                                                       and teacher      maintenance of equipment in each of
                                                                    recommendation
these specific areas.     Students
                     Summer      readingwillfor
                                             explore    Graphic
                                                 this course      Communication
                                                               MUST    be completed. and Desktop publishing and
other forms of printed communication.
    Course Description: The emphasis of this course is to sharpen student analytical and close
    reading skills and to develop college level writing skills. This course focuses on a diverse world
    literature multi-genre curriculum. A required summer reading assignment will be evaluated at
    the beginning of the course. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a
    mandatory AP English Literature exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
    student to receive college credits.
Course: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
#1606
Length: Semester                                                     Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite:  None
    Course: MULTI-CULTURAL                    LITERATURE Open to Grades: 11, 12
    #1167                                                                Level: CP, ½ credit
Course    Description:
    Length:   Semester This course is designed to demonstrate            Open an    understanding
                                                                                to Grades:   12        of the terms,
concepts,   practices
    Prerequisites:       and years
                      Three   Generally      Accepted Accounting Principles for corporations. Students
                                       of English
will define the accounting cycle and apply this knowledge to the recording of business
transactions.    Students will
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                                                                            various cultures.       Students will have
    opportunities to respond to the reading through a variety of assignments.

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PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL 2019 - 2020 PROGRAM OF STUDY

Course:   INTRODUCTION
    Course:   AP LANGUAGE         TO &BUSINESS
                                        COMPOSITION
#1608
    #1106/1107                                                       Level: AP, 1 credit
Length:   Semester
    Length:   Full Year                                             Level:
                                                                     Open toCollege
                                                                              Grades:Prep,
                                                                                         11, ½
                                                                                             12credit
Prerequisite:   NoneEnglish 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
    Prerequisites:                                              Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
                     Summer reading for this course MUST be completed.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overall view of the ownership
patterns,
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                                     credits. credit from Quinebaug Valley Community College
(QVCC).

    Course: AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
Course:   INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
    #1108/1109                                                     Level: AP, 1 credit
#1640
    Length: Full Year                                              Open to Grades: 11, 12
Length:   Semester English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
    Prerequisites:                                                 Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite: IntegSummer
                     Math Course
                              reading1, for this course MUST beOpen       to Grades: 11, 12
                                                                     completed.
               Integ Math Course 2 and Algebra 2 Concurrently
    Course Description: The emphasis of this course is to sharpen student analytical and close
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                                                                                  opportunity
                                                                                            testtocould
                                                                                                    earn allow
                                                                                                          high the
school  credit
    student  toalong  with
                receive     receiving
                        college         credit from Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC).
                                  credits.

    Course: MULTI-CULTURAL LITERATURE
Course:
    #1167MARKETING 1                                                Level: CP, ½ credit
#1614
    Length: Semester                                                Open to Grades: 12
Length:  Semester Three years of English
    Prerequisites:                                              Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite: None                                             Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Course Description: The purpose of this course is to allow students the opportunity to read the
Course  Description:
    perspectives       Marketing
                  of authors  fromI all
                                      provides  students
                                         over the  world.with    the opportunity
                                                            Students               to explore
                                                                       will experience          marketing
                                                                                         literature from multiple
practices and principles
    backgrounds,          at the
                   numerous       retail and
                                authors,  andindustrial  levels to give
                                               gain appreciation          studentscultures.
                                                                    for various     an overview    of course,
                                                                                             In this  the     there
importance  of marketing to
    will be opportunities  in read
                               the business
                                     a varietyworld.  Students
                                               of genres          will use
                                                           including:      the yearbook
                                                                        poetry,            as a and
                                                                                 short stories  realnovels.
                                                                                                     life- Texts
marketing  tool. the
    will show    By combining
                      commonalitiesformal  marketing
                                         and           education
                                              differences    amongwith    practical
                                                                       various      experience,
                                                                                 cultures.        students
                                                                                             Students    will have
willopportunities
     be prepared for  employment
                   to respond   to theinreading
                                         a related field ora to
                                                 through        further
                                                             variety  of their studies at the post-secondary
                                                                         assignments.
level. Students also participate in the manufacturing competition.

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Course:   MARKETING
    Course:   AP LANGUAGE     2      & COMPOSITION
#1615
    #1106/1107                                                          Level: AP, 1 credit
Length:   Semester
    Length:   Full Year                                             Level:
                                                                        Open College  Prep, 11,
                                                                               to Grades:   ½ credit
                                                                                                12
Prerequisite:   Marketing
    Prerequisites:    EnglishI 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
                                                                    Open to Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
                     Summer reading for this course MUST be completed.
Course Description: Marketing II explores in greater depth marketing practices and principles at
the retail
    Course and  industrial levels
             Description:           to giverevolves
                              This course    studentsaround
                                                        an understanding      of the importance
                                                                 the development     of academicofwriting
                                                                                                     marketing
                                                                                                            as well as
in the business
    a survey    of world.
                   AmericanStudents   willWhile
                                authors.   gain practical
                                                   focusingmarketing       experience
                                                               on contemporary      andinclassic
                                                                                          leadership positions
                                                                                                 American    pieces of
on the  yearbook    staff. Students   also participate   in  the Manufacturing      Competition.
    writing, students will explore how authors attempt to persuade audiences. Through fiction,
    visuals, poetry, essays, speeches, and other types of nonfiction, students will start to see how the
    world communicates. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a mandatory A.P.
    Language and Composition exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
    students to receive college credits.
Course: MICROSOFT OFFICE 1
#1604
Length: Semester                                                    Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite:
    Course: AP  None
                   LITERATURE & COMPOSITION Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    #1108/1109                                                          Level: AP, 1 credit
Course   Description:
    Length:   Full YearMicrosoft Office I allows the students           Opento to
                                                                               develop
                                                                                  Grades:skills for business and
                                                                                           11, 12
personal   use through
    Prerequisites:         the use
                      English  1 andofEnglish
                                        the computer     lab. The
                                                 2 and teacher        students will learn the fundamentals of
                                                                  recommendation
word processing with Summer emphasis
                                readingonfor
                                           proper   technique
                                              this course   MUST  andbespeed   building. Students will learn to
                                                                          completed.
prepare personal business letters, business letters, memorandums, reports and tables.
Additionally,    students will
    Course Description:        Thebe emphasis
                                      introducedoftothis
                                                       EXCEL,
                                                           coursethe is numeric
                                                                         to sharpencomponent    of the Microsoft
                                                                                      student analytical    and close
Office  suite skills
    reading    in thisand
                       course.   Students
                           to develop       would
                                        college      have
                                                  level     the opportunity
                                                        writing    skills. Thistocourse
                                                                                  earn high   school
                                                                                         focuses  on credit  along
                                                                                                     a diverse  world
withliterature
      receivingmulti-genre
                  credit fromcurriculum.
                                Quinebaug Valley      Community
                                               A required      summer  College
                                                                          reading(QVCC).
                                                                                   assignment will be evaluated at
    the beginning of the course. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a
    mandatory AP English Literature exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
    student to receive college credits.

Course: MICROSOFT OFFICE 2
#1605
Length:  Semester
    Course:  MULTI-CULTURAL LITERATURE Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite:
    #1167      Microsoft Office I                         Open   to Grades:
                                                              Level:         9, 10, 11, 12
                                                                      CP, ½ credit
    Length: Semester                                          Open to Grades: 12
Course  Description:
    Prerequisites:    Microsoft
                   Three years ofOffice II allows the student to develop skills for business through
                                  English
the use of the computer lab. Continued emphasis is placed on technique and building speed.
Students
    Coursewill prepare more
            Description:     complex
                           The        documents;
                                purpose             reports
                                         of this course     with
                                                        is to    endnotes
                                                              allow        or footnotes
                                                                     students            tables and
                                                                              the opportunity   to read the
complete  a simulation  using Microsoft  Office  software.  EXCEL    will be integrated into assorted
    perspectives of authors from all over the world. Students will experience literature from multiple
applications.
    backgrounds, numerous authors, and gain appreciation for various cultures. In this course, there
    will be opportunities to read a variety of genres including: poetry, short stories and novels. Texts
    will show the commonalities and differences among various cultures. Students will have
    opportunities to respond to the reading through a variety of assignments.

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PUTNAM
            PUTNAM   HIGH
                   HIGH   SCHOOL
                        SCHOOL    2019
                               2019     - 2020
                                    - 2020     PROGRAM
                                            PROGRAM  OFOF STUDY
                                                       STUDY

Course: PERSONAL FINANCE
    Course: AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
#1616
    #1106/1107
Length:   Semester                                                   Level:
                                                                Level:       AP, 1Prep,
                                                                          College   credit½ credit
    Length: Full
Prerequisite:  NoneYear                                         Open Open   to Grades:
                                                                        to Grades:       11,11,
                                                                                     9, 10,   1212
    Prerequisites: English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
Course Description: Summer    reading
                        Personal       for this
                                   Finance    is course  MUST
                                                  designed         be completed.
                                                             to educate    and make students aware of the
economic life skills needed to survive in a global economy. The topics covered in the course
    Course
include      Description:
          banking,   taxes,This  coursemanagement,
                              money       revolves around     the development
                                                          credit,  risk, resource of academic
                                                                                      management,writing  as well as
                                                                                                       financial
    a survey
security,  andofconsumer
                  American rights.
                              authors.Students
                                        While focusing
                                                   will haveon contemporary
                                                                the opportunity  andtoclassic  American
                                                                                         complete          pieces of
                                                                                                     a banking
    writing, Computer
simulation.   students will    explore
                          activities     how authors
                                     enhance    some of attempt
                                                          the topicsto covered.
                                                                        persuade audiences. Through fiction,
    visuals, poetry, essays, speeches, and other types of nonfiction, students will start to see how the
    world communicates. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a mandatory A.P.
    Language and Composition exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
    students to receive college credits.
Course: ROBOTICS
#1644
Length: Semester                                                Level: College Prep, ½ credit
    Course: AP
Prerequisite:     LITERATURE & COMPOSITION Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
               None
    #1108/1109                                                       Level: AP, 1 credit
    Length:
Course       Full YearThis course will give students the opportunity
         Description:                                                Open to Grades:    11,build
                                                                               to design,    12 and program
    Prerequisites:  English  1  and  English   2 and  teacher  recommendation
small, mobile robots, both autonomous and radio controlled, using Gears Robotics. Students will
                    Summer reading
also build a radio-controlled      pneumatic     course MUST
                                       for this throwing     arm onbe completed.
                                                                       their robot. The course will use a
hands-on and problem-solving approach so that students may also be introduced to related
    Course Description:
fundamental                 The emphasis
                concepts such       as computerof thisscience,
                                                         course programming,
                                                                  is to sharpen student       analytical
                                                                                     mechanics,           and close
                                                                                                    electronics,
    readingofskills
principles          and to develop
                engineering           college
                              and career        level writing
                                             exploration.      skills.
                                                            Other        This course
                                                                     disciplines      focuses
                                                                                  engaged    in on
                                                                                                thisa diverse world
                                                                                                      class will
    literature
include        multi-genre
         creative            curriculum.
                   design activities,         A required
                                       teamwork,            summersolving.
                                                     and problem       reading Students
                                                                                assignment    willalso
                                                                                          should    be evaluated
                                                                                                        develop at
    the beginning of
an understanding     of how
                         the course.
                               robotics The     intent today
                                          is utilized   of thisandcourse
                                                                      whatisthe
                                                                              to future
                                                                                  prepareholds
                                                                                            students   for taking a
                                                                                                 for emerging
    mandatory
technology   andAP   EnglishStudents
                  security.    Literature
                                        willexam   givenwith
                                              compete     in May.    Passing this strenuous test could allow the
                                                              their robots.
    student to receive college credits.

   Course:
Course:     MULTI-CULTURAL
         VIDEO    PRODUCTION 1LITERATURE
   #1167
#1638                                                             Level: CP, ½ credit
   Length:
Length:     Semester
         Semester                                                 Open
                                                               Level:   to Grades:
                                                                      College Prep 12
                                                                                   ½ credit
   Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: NoneThree years of English                       Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Course
Course      Description: This
         Description:      The course
                                 purposewillof this course isstudents
                                                 introduce     to allow to students  the opportunity
                                                                               the many    aspects oftovideo
                                                                                                          read the
    perspectives
production.      of authors
              Students  will from
                              learnall  overskills
                                     basic    the world.
                                                    such as Students    will experience literaturetaping,
                                                              storyboarding/pre-production,         from multiple
                                                                                                           and
    backgrounds, numerous
editing/post-production.       authors,this
                           Through       andcourse,
                                               gain appreciation
                                                       students willforlearn
                                                                         various  cultures.
                                                                              the proper     In this course,
                                                                                          technique   not onlythere
    will be opportunities
in relation               to readbut
            to shooting video,      a variety  of genres
                                        also with          including:
                                                      regard  to soundpoetry,    short stories
                                                                           and lighting.       and novels.
                                                                                            Students         Texts
                                                                                                       will be
    will show
evaluated  basedthe  commonalities
                  upon  sample videos   and   differences
                                          relating   to suchamong
                                                              themesvarious      cultures. Students
                                                                         as documentaries,              will have
                                                                                              advertisements,
    opportunities to respond   to the reading   through    a variety of   assignments.
entertainment, and video journalism. In this class, students will learn basic skills such as
storyboarding/pre-production, recording, and editing/post-production.

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           PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL 2019 - 2020 PROGRAM OF STUDY

Course: VIDEO PRODUCTION 2
#1639
    Course: AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
Length:   Semester
    #1106/1107                                               Level:   College
                                                                 Level:  AP, 1Prep   ½ credit
                                                                                credit
Prerequisite:
    Length: FullVideo
                   YearProduction 1                          Open   to Grades:
                                                                 Open           9, 10,
                                                                        to Grades:   11,11,
                                                                                         1212
    Prerequisites: English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
Course Description:     Videoreading
                   Summer       Production   2 will
                                       for this     focus
                                                course MUSTon studio  presentation and learn how to use
                                                               be completed.
studio equipment. Students will learn to use professional video cameras, lighting, teleprompter,
and Course
      graphicDescription:
                generator. This
                              Students   will produce
                                 course revolves   aroundvideos   that will be
                                                           the development        broadcastwriting
                                                                              of academic     as morning
                                                                                                    as well as
announcements.      Studentsauthors.
    a survey of American       will produce     video that
                                        While focusing   oncan   be broadcast
                                                             contemporary   andon    cableAmerican
                                                                                  classic   public access.
                                                                                                     pieces of
Students  will produce   live video  for cable  public access.  Students  will produce   video
    writing, students will explore how authors attempt to persuade audiences. Through fiction, that can be
broadcast
    visuals,onpoetry,
               cable public
                      essays,access.
                              speeches, and other types of nonfiction, students will start to see how the
    world communicates. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a mandatory A.P.
Course:  WEB and
    Language     DESIGN     1
                      Composition    exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
#1618
    students to receive college credits.
Length: Semester                                             Level: College Prep, ½ credit
Prerequisite: None                                           Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12

Course  Description:
    Course:            In this course,
            AP LITERATURE           & students   will learn to use a variety of Web Design software to
                                       COMPOSITION
design and/or
    #1108/1109 enhance    a web   page. Students   will learn Dream
                                                                 Level:Weaver   and Fireworks software
                                                                        AP, 1 credit
applications. With
    Length: Full Yeareach application, students will be expected Open to
                                                                       to create
                                                                          Grades:their
                                                                                   11, own
                                                                                       12 web sites or
use Prerequisites:
    the software to   enhance
                   English      existing
                             1 and       web
                                   English     sites.teacher
                                             2 and     The objective of this course is to make students
                                                             recommendation
aware of existing Summer
                   software reading
                              from basic  to advanced
                                      for this           applications.
                                               course MUST      be completed.

Course:
    CourseWORKPLACE          READINESS
              Description: The     emphasis of this course is to sharpen student analytical and close
#1613
    reading skills and to develop college level writing skills. This course focuses on a diverse world
Length:   Semester
    literature multi-genre curriculum. A required summer     Level:   College
                                                                   reading     Prep, ½ credit
                                                                            assignment    will be evaluated at
Prerequisite:  None of the course. The intent of thisOpen
    the beginning                                             courseto Grades:  10, 11,students
                                                                       is to prepare      12      for taking a
    mandatory AP English Literature exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
Course   Description:
    student  to receiveThis   is acredits.
                         college   one-semester course that will give students the skills needed for
exploring careers, resourcing employers, and the knowledge needed to gain employment. The
students will learn how to prepare all documents necessary for employment. In addition, the
topics of teamwork, ethics, diversity, technology, critical thinking skills, and life-long learning
willCourse:
     be covered.   Using the Internet LITERATURE
              MULTI-CULTURAL             for securing employment, electronic resumes, and follow up
will#1167
     be presented. Students participate in a Junior Achievement  Level:Program.   Students will also have
                                                                         CP, ½ credit
the opportunity   to attend a career fair sponsored by Day Kimball
    Length: Semester                                             Open toHospital.
                                                                           Grades: 12
    Prerequisites: Three years of English
Course: WORKSTUDY
#1910/1911
    Course Description: The purpose of this course is to allow students the opportunity to read the
Length:   Variableof authors from all over the world. Students
    perspectives                                             Level:will
                                                                      Skills, Variableliterature
                                                                         experience     credit from multiple
Prerequisite:  Employed
    backgrounds,    numerous authors, and gain appreciation  Openfortovarious
                                                                       Grades:cultures.
                                                                                11, 12 In this course, there
    will be opportunities to read a variety of genres including: poetry, short stories and novels. Texts
Course
    will Description:   Students who and
          show the commonalities         are employed
                                              differenceshave  the opportunity
                                                           among                 of earning
                                                                    various cultures.          high school
                                                                                           Students  will have
credit.  The student
    opportunities   to must provide
                       respond  to thedocumentation.
                                       reading throughThe   earnedofcredit
                                                         a variety          can satisfy Art/Vocational or
                                                                      assignments.
Elective credit requirements. Once the student has provided documentation for sixty work hours,
the student will earn ½ credit. A student can earn a maximum of 1 credit per semester for a
yearly maximum of 2 credits. The student will receive a grade of a P which will not impact their
GPA.

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               PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL 2019 - 2020 PROGRAM OF STUDY

                                          ENGLISH
    Course: AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
    #1106/1107                                                      Level: AP, 1 credit
    Length:
Course:      Full Year
          BRITISH     LITERATURE/SHAKESPEARE – Plays                Open and
                                                                          to Grades:
                                                                              Poetry 11,  12 the Lens
                                                                                       through
    Prerequisites:  English  1 and English
          of Shakespeare and Company          2 and  teacher  recommendation
#1166              Summer reading for this course MUST be completed.
Length: Semester                                               Level: College Prep, ½ credit
    Course   Description: This   course
Prerequisites: Three years of English   revolves    around   the  development
                                                               Open   to Grade:of12academic writing as well as
    a survey of American authors. While focusing on contemporary and classic American pieces of
    writing,
Course        students The
         Description:   will purpose
                              explore of
                                       how thisauthors
                                                 course attempt    to persuade
                                                         is to provide           audiences.
                                                                          students              Through fiction,
                                                                                    with an opportunity     to
    visuals, poetry,  essays, speeches,   and   other types  of nonfiction,  students  will
challenge themselves with rich and complex texts. The dense, and often unfamiliar, language start to see howof the
    world communicates.
Shakespeare’s    work allowsThe   intent to
                               students  of increase
                                             this course  is to
                                                       their    prepare
                                                              usable     students for
                                                                      vocabulary.     taking a mandatory
                                                                                    Shakespeare’s    intricateA.P.
plotLanguage     and Composition
     lines also challenge  students exam
                                     to readgiven    in May.
                                               actively.  Rich Passing   this strenuous
                                                                 in symbolism             test themes,
                                                                                and timeless    could allow
                                                                                                        these the
    students  to receive college  credits.
texts remain ever relevant in today’s society. Students will explore a variety of styles and genres
(including poetry, prose, comedy, tragedy etc.) and spend considerable time comparing and
contrasting original texts to modern versions. Altogether, this course is one that is sure to
increase rigor and provide students with the skills necessary for critical thinking in college and
    Course:
the world    AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
           beyond.
    #1108/1109                                                      Level: AP, 1 credit
    Length: Full Year                                               Open to Grades: 11, 12
    Prerequisites: English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
                   Summer reading for this course MUST be completed.

    Course
Course:      Description: The emphasis of this course is to sharpen student analytical and close
          COMPOSITION
    reading
#1146        skills and to develop college level writing skills. This course focuses on a diverse world
    literature
Length:        multi-genre curriculum. A required summer
          Semester                                               reading
                                                            Level:  Honors,assignment
                                                                              ½ credit will be evaluated at
    the  beginning   of  the course.
Prerequisites: English 1 and 2         The   intent of  thisOpen to Grades: 11, 12students for taking a
                                                             course  is  to  prepare
    mandatory All
                AP students
                     English Literature exam
                              entering this    given
                                            course    in May.
                                                    must  have aPassing
                                                                 teacherthis  strenuous test could allow the
                                                                          recommendation.
    student to receive college credits.
Course Description: Composition is designed for those students who would like to reinforce and
develop their skills in writing to better prepare themselves for college writing and 21st century
writing skills on an independent level. Students will use the writing process to develop their
    Course:
ability      MULTI-CULTURAL
        to generate                   LITERATURE
                     ideas, organize information,    develop fluency and voice, and revise and edit
    #1167
their writing to publish written pieces for real audiences.     Level:
                                                                   As CP,   ½ credit
                                                                        students   progress through the
course, they will keep a portfolio of their writing. This class is designed to12complement Senior
    Length:  Semester                                           Open  to  Grades:
    Prerequisites: Three years of English
Communication.
    Course Description: The purpose of this course is to allow students the opportunity to read the
    perspectives of authors from all over the world. Students will experience literature from multiple
    backgrounds, numerous authors, and gain appreciation for various cultures. In this course, there
    will be opportunities to read a variety of genres including: poetry, short stories and novels. Texts
    will show the commonalities and differences among various cultures. Students will have
    opportunities to respond to the reading through a variety of assignments.

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               PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL 2019 - 2020 PROGRAM OF STUDY

Course: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
#1168Course: AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
     #1106/1107
Length:    Semester                                                       Level:
                                                                     Level:        AP, 1Prep,
                                                                               College      credit½ credit
     Length: Full
Prerequisites:       Yearyears of English
                  Three                                              Open Open   to Grades:
                                                                             to Grade:     12 11, 12
     Prerequisites: English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
Course Description:   Summer     reading of
                           The purpose     forthis  courseisMUST
                                               thiscourse     to expose be completed.
                                                                            students to modern literature in all
 of its forms. Through modern texts, students will increase reading comprehension, analytical
     Course
 skills,      Description:
         and personal         This course
                          response.   Thererevolves      around the development
                                               will be opportunities      for studentsof to academic
                                                                                             self-selectwriting
                                                                                                          materials as well as
     a survey for
 appropriate    of American
                    the course authors.     While
                                  objectives.       focusing
                                                Students    willon  contemporary
                                                                 write   in a varietyand      classicand
                                                                                        of modes       American
                                                                                                          emphasis   pieces of
 willwriting,
       be placedstudents    will explore
                   on adjusting    writing how     authors
                                            structure        attempt
                                                        to suit the ideasto persuade     audiences. the
                                                                             being communicated,          Through
                                                                                                              purpose  fiction,
     visuals,and
of writing,    poetry,   essays, speeches,
                   the intended    audience.and     other types
                                                Students          of nonfiction,
                                                            will demonstrate         studentsknowledge
                                                                                  a working       will start toofsee
                                                                                                                   thehow the
     world communicates.
conventions                     The intent
                of written English    as shownof this  course is to and
                                                   in self-editing    prepare   students for
                                                                           proofreading          taking a mandatory A.P.
                                                                                             strategies.
     Language and Composition exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
     students to receive college credits.
Course: ELL-1, ELL-2, ELL-3
#1160/1161 – 1162/1163 – 1164/1165                                  Level: Skills, 1 credit
Length: Full Year                                                   Open to Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
     Course:
Honors         AP Teacher
          Level:    LITERATURE            & COMPOSITION
                              Recommendation
     #1108/1109                                                           Level: AP, 1 credit
     Length:
Course         Full YearThe ELL courses are designed to address
          Description:                                                    Open the
                                                                                 to Grades:
                                                                                      listening,11,speaking,
                                                                                                     12          reading,
     Prerequisites:   English   1  and  English   2 and   teacher  recommendation
and writing skills of ELL students. Goals include improving oral communication skills,
increasing cognitive  Summer     reading for
                             academic          this course
                                           language          MUST beimproving
                                                         knowledge,         completed. reading comprehension,
practicing composition, and developing critical thinking skills. ELL-1 is for beginning English
     CourseELL-2
speakers.      Description:    The intermediate
                       is for early  emphasis of English
                                                       this course     is to ELL-3
                                                                speakers.      sharpenisstudent      analyticalEnglish
                                                                                            for intermediate        and close
     readingPlacement
speakers.      skills and toisdevelop     collegeby
                                  determined       level
                                                       anwriting    skills. of
                                                            evaluation        ThisLAS-Links
                                                                                    course focuses      on a classroom
                                                                                                   scores,    diverse world
     literature multi-genre
performance,                    curriculum. A required summer reading assignment will be evaluated at
                 and teacher recommendation.
     the beginning of the course. The intent of this course is to prepare students for taking a
     mandatory AP English Literature exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
     student to receive college credits.
Course: ENGLISH 1
#1112/1113 – 1114/1115                                              Level: College Prep, Honors, 1 credit
Length: Full Year                                                   Open to Grade: 9
     Course:
Honors         MULTI-CULTURAL
          Level:                            LITERATUREand required summer reading completed.
                   8th Grade Teacher Recommendation
     #1167                                                                Level: CP, ½ credit
     Length:
Course         SemesterEnglish 1 provides students with the Open
          Description:                                                           to Grades:
                                                                           opportunity          12 think, write, and
                                                                                           to read,
     Prerequisites:
discuss               Three
          critically and      years of English
                           creatively.    Students will study literature from a variety of genres and time
periods. Students will have the opportunity to write informal and formal literary analysis,
     Course Description:
argumentative     pieces, andThe     purposeessays.
                                 expository     of this course    is toofallow
                                                          The focus              students
                                                                           this course        theimprove
                                                                                          is to   opportunity     to read
                                                                                                            reading    and the
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writing              of authorsforfrom
          skills imperative         21 all  over the
                                          century       world. Students
                                                    learning.    All students will will
                                                                                   experience     literature
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                                                                                                         to complete      a
     backgrounds,
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          of oral presentations.
     will be opportunities to read a variety of genres including: poetry, short stories and novels. Texts
     will show the commonalities and differences among various cultures. Students will have
     opportunities to respond to the reading through a variety of assignments.

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PUTNAM HIGH
             PUTNAM    SCHOOL
                    HIGH      2019
                         SCHOOL    - 2020
                                 2019      PROGRAM
                                       - 2020       OF OF
                                              PROGRAM  STUDY
                                                          STUDY

Course: ENGLISH
   Course:           2
            AP LANGUAGE        & COMPOSITION
#1116/1117
   #1106/1107– 1118/1119                                 Level: College
                                                            Level:  AP, 1Prep, Honors, 1 credit
                                                                          credit
Length: FullFull
   Length:    YearYear                                   Open  to Grade:
                                                            Open         10 11, 12
                                                                   to Grades:
Prerequisite: English
   Prerequisites:      1 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
                   English
Honors Level: Teacher
                  Summer Recommendation     and required
                           reading for this course MUSTsummer     reading completed.
                                                           be completed.

Course  Description:
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                                 course    cover the  literary
                                                    around   theforms  of poetry,ofshort
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                                                           on contemporary     and and    practical
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grammatical   applications
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                                                                                        will start to see how the
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                                                             to prepare     will befor
                                                                                     expected
                                                                                        taking to  complete aA.P.
                                                                                                a mandatory
variety of oral and
    Language    presentations.
                     Composition exam given in May. Passing this strenuous test could allow the
    students to receive college credits.

Course: ENGLISH 3, AMERICAN LITERATURE
 #1124/1125
     Course: AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
 Length:    Full Year
     #1108/1109                                                       Level: AP,College   Prep, 1 credit
                                                                                     1 credit
 Prerequisites:
     Length: FullEnglish
                     Year 1 and English 2                             Open
                                                                      Open to to Grade:
                                                                                  Grades:1111, 12
     Prerequisites: English 1 and English 2 and teacher recommendation
 Course Description:      This reading
                      Summer    course involves    a studyMUST
                                         for this course    of American      authors and explores American
                                                                    be completed.
 literary heritage and how literature both reflects and influences American ideals and norms.
 Genres
     Courseincluded   are: drama,
               Description:   The short    story,ofpoetry,
                                     emphasis               novel is
                                                     this course   andtononfiction      works. analytical
                                                                           sharpen student       Diverse authors
                                                                                                            and close
and reading
      texts areskills
                 included  whenever
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                                                                                                                world
the literature
     writing process    withincurriculum.
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                                                             summer         to theassignment
                                                                        reading      draft and revision   process. at
                                                                                                 will be evaluated
Students    will be expected
     the beginning                to write The
                       of the course.       a variety
                                                 intent ofofcompositions
                                                             this course isincluding:
                                                                                 to prepareresearch,
                                                                                              studentsanalytical,
                                                                                                         for taking a
persuasive,
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                   AP English Literature       compare
                                                    givenand   contrast,
                                                           in May.         and this
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                                                                                      strenuous testAdditionally,
                                                                                                      could allow the
students
     studentwill
              to focus  oncollege
                  receive  close reading
                                    credits. skills and a variety of reading comprehension strategies to
aid in understanding all genre of text. All students will be expected to complete a variety of oral
presentations

    Course: MULTI-CULTURAL LITERATURE
    #1167                                                        Level: CP, ½ credit
    Length: Semester                                             Open to Grades: 12
Course:   INTEGRATED
    Prerequisites:           ENGLISH
                    Three years  of English
 #1110/1111
 Length:
    CourseFull Year
            Description:    The purpose of this course is to allow Level:  Skills,the1 Credit
                                                                      students         opportunity to read the
 Prerequisite:  PPT  Recommendation                        Open  to Grade:   9, 10,   11,
    perspectives of authors from all over the world. Students will experience literature  12     from multiple
    backgrounds, numerous authors, and gain appreciation for various cultures. In this course, there
Course
    willDescription:   Integrated
         be opportunities  to read English
                                    a varietyisof
                                                designed to provide poetry,
                                                  genres including: studentsshort
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and will
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                  improve   their vocabulary
                      commonalities             and comprehension
                                       and differences              throughcultures.
                                                           among various      the three components    of have
                                                                                           Students will
the program:   reading,
    opportunities        writing,
                   to respond     andreading
                               to the  spelling.through
                                                   Students are provided
                                                        a variety         practice, resources, and
                                                                  of assignments.
exposure to the three components with the encouragement of using these skills within their
school day and in their everyday life.

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