EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 - PROGRAM OF STUDIES - East Penn School District
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EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT The East Penn School District fosters a community in which students become effective problem solvers, collaborators, critical thinkers, and communicators. VISION STATEMENT The East Penn School District will empower students to grow into confident, adaptable, compassionate individuals who will become lifelong learners and contributors to a global society. BELIEF STATEMENTS 1. We believe education is an ever-changing lifelong process and people need to view themselves as lifelong learners. 2. We believe students have a shared responsibility for their own learning. 3. We believe all students will express themselves clearly and concisely and will understand, analyze, and use information communicated by others. 4. We believe students of today will live in a different future and we must prepare them to develop solutions to confront new challenges. 5. We believe the East Penn School District must continue to provide an excellent program that addresses the educational needs of all students in a safe and supportive environment. 6. We believe a commitment to continuous improvement is essential to achieve the mission of the East Penn School District. 7. We believe the collaboration between the home, the school district, and the community has a direct correlation to the quality of the educational system and the experience of each student. 8. We believe a strong foundation of experiences leads to constructively contributing citizens who understand the effects of their actions. 9. We believe that a strong and effective education system is essential to both the survival and prosperity of a democratic society. 10. We believe that the East Penn School District must manage financial assets in an efficient and effective manner that is fiscally responsible to all members of the community.
Page | 2 A Message From The Principal The Emmaus High School Program of Studies has been developed through a collaborative process involving your teachers and administrators. As times change, so must the Program of Studies to reflect our current programs and procedures. Regardless of the changes, our goal remains to meet the needs of each and every student while maintaining the organizational structure necessary for a 21st century high school. In order for us to properly identify our staffing, curricular, and instructional needs, it is critical that you follow the procedures and timelines outlined in this program. Please take time to review the Program of Studies with your parents or guardians. Our school counselors, teachers, and administrators will be happy to provide you the appropriate resources and support as you reflect on your future goals and make your final course selections. Regardless of your path following graduation, we urge you to select courses that will challenge you to learn and grow while meeting your needs and addressing your areas of interest. When selecting courses for next school year, please keep the following in mind: • It is required that all students take a minimum of five full-year (or the equivalent) courses, in addition to wellness/fitness education (5.25 credits). Many students elect to take six or more 1.0-credit courses in order to balance their educational experience. • Student course selections will be final as of June 26, 2020. Update: This date will be extended into August, due to the COVID-19 school closure. If you wish to make a change from your initial course requests, you must submit your request in writing to your counselor prior to this date. Course selection can be an exciting and stressful process. Please communicate with your parents, teachers, and counselor as you finalize your selections and build your schedule. We are committed to providing you the support you need to have a great high school experience. Sincerely, Dr. Kate Kieres, EHS Principal COUNSELING SERVICES Counseling services are intended to help students as they navigate high school and prepare to transition to their postsecondary plans. Students are Department Chairs can be reached through the Emmaus High School encouraged to consult with a counselor to discuss concerns about academic Main Office at 610-965-1650. course work, career planning or social/emotional issues that may arise. More specifically, the role of the school counselor is to: Please visit our website: www.eastpennsd.org/ehs • guide students in finding solutions to individual problems • help students transition and adjust to surroundings • aid students in identifying building and community supports BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS • provide resources for exploring post high school plans and career Dr. Ken Bacher, President options Mr. Paul Champagne, Vice President • raise awareness of career and technical opportunities Ms. Alisa Bowman Dr. Ziad Munson Mr. Allan Byrd Mr. Adam Smith • assist with academic course planning to meet graduation Mr. Jeffery Jankowski Ms. Naomi Winch requirements Dr. Joshua Levinson • support students through the admission process for colleges, nursing schools, junior colleges, technical schools and military enlistment. Ms. Kristen Campbell, Superintendent of Schools Through a comprehensive school counseling program, counselors support Mr. Robert Saul, Treasurer Ms. Janine L. Allen, Board Secretary student success by aiming to help students achieve optimal personal Mr. Marc S. Fisher, Esq., Solicitor Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C. growth, acquire positive social skills, set informed career goals and realize their full academic potential so that they may become productive, contributing members of the global community. HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Dr. Kate Kieres, Principal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Contact Your School Counselor Ms. Lorie Gamble, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Mrs. Lisa Shirvinski, Department Chair 610-395-8593 Mr. Greg Annoni, Assistant Principal, Class of 2021 Ms. Emily Bonney 610-965-1666 Ms. Jessica Thacher, Assistant Principal, Class of 2022 Ms. Sara Burk 610-965-1664 Ms. Tabitha Rodriguez, Assistant Principal, Class of 2023 Mrs. Colleen Demchak 610-965-1689 Mr. Jordan Fortier, Assistant Principal, Class of 2024 Mrs. Kristen Grim 610-965-1663 Ms. Rebecca George, Athletics/Activities Director Mrs. Heather Greene 610-965-1665 Mr. Matt Spengler, Assistant Athletics/Activities Director Mrs. Jessica LaBar 610-965-1691 Mr. Mike McInerney 610-965-1527 The East Penn School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will Mr. Robert Pizzico 610-965-1667 not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices Mr. Paul Wood 610-965-1687 on the basis of race, color, national, origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability, union membership or other legally protected classification. Announcement of this DEPARTMENT CHAIRS policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, Title IX, Ms. Lisa Caruso Art Section 504 and ADA. Mr. John Dietrick Business and Computer Applications Ms. Justine Frantzen English Ms. Ann Breidenbach ESL For information regarding 1) civil rights, 2) grievance procedures, 3) services, Ms. Heather Day Family and Consumer Sciences activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped Ms. Kim Adams Mathematics/Computer Science persons, or 4) employee or participant complaints of harassment or Ms. Rita Cortez Music discrimination, contact Ms. Jessica Afflerbach, Compliance Officer, 800 Pine Mrs. Nicole Wack Science Street, Emmaus, PA 18049. The Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act requires Mrs. Jennifer Layton Special Education that your workplace be free of the illegal use of drugs and requires that we issue Ms. Melissa Moxley Social Studies the following statement to you. No one is allowed to use, make, sell, distribute, or Mr. Andrew Moxey Technology Education have in their possession any illegal drugs. Any violation of the act will lead to Ms. Lori Miller Well/Fit/Driver Education/Health severe disciplinary action which will normally include dismissal. Ms. Deborah Kalb World Language
Page | 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Art ................................................................... Pg 6-7 EL (English Learners)........................................... Pg 14 Pass/Fail Option ...................................... Pg 4 ........................................................................ Exempting Courses by Exam/Tutoring ................ Pg 4 Science .................................................... Pg 18-22 Business and Computer Applications ........... Pg 7-9 Family and Consumer Sciences .......................... Pg 15 Scheduling Process ................................ Pg 3 Career Readiness .......................................... Pg 5 Gifted Support Program ....................................... Pg 4, 15 Scheduling Worksheet ............................ Back Cover Class Transfer and Withdrawal ..................... Pg 4 Grade Point Average (GPA) ................................ Pg 4 Semesters, Full Terms………………….. Pg 4 College Courses ............................................ Pg 33 Graduation Requirements .................................... Pg 3 Computer Science ......................................... Pg 9-10 Honors and AP Sequence.................................... Pg 4 Social Studies ......................................... Pg 22-24 Counseling Services ...................................... Pg 2 Independent Study ............................................... Pg 33 Standardized Test Dates ........................ Pg 5 Course Descriptions ...................................... Pg 6-32 Keystone Exams................................................... Pg 4,5 Technology Education ............................ Pg 24-28 Course Offerings ............................................ Back Cover Lehigh Career and Technical Institute ................. Pg 34-38 Wellness/Fitness ..................................... Pg 29 Course Selection ............................................ Pg 3 Mathematics ......................................................... Pg 15-17 World Languages .................................... Pg 30-32 Driver Education ............................................ Pg 10 Music ..................................................................... Pg 17-18 English ............................................................ Pg 10-14 Non-Discrimination Policy .................................... Pg 2 Course Selection: A Message to Parents Each eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh grade student will receive a Program of Studies and can also access the Program of Studies on the EHS website. The program is the result of meetings with teachers, counselors, department chairpersons, administrators, parents, the Superintendent and the Board of School Directors. The Program of Studies describes each course offered in the high school. Please take some time to become familiar with our course offerings. Course selection is regarded as an important function and should be given very serious consideration by students and parents. In December, students will discuss next year’s course selections with their subject teachers. All teachers will use the knowledge they have gained having your child in class to assist him/her in choosing an appropriate course for next year which best suits his/her abilities and aspirations. Students will then have the opportunity to discuss their teachers’ recommendations with their families. Occasionally, the teacher’s recommendation will not match your or your child’s selection. You are encouraged to contact the teacher if you have questions regarding your child’s course recommendations for that subject area or your child’s counselor for general questions regarding course registration. Please note that students must register for a minimum of 5.25 credits each year and fulfill the high school’s graduation requirements by the end of their senior year. Students are encouraged to select courses with the following objectives in mind: 1. Complete all graduation requirements 2. Select courses which will prepare the student for entrance into college or the workforce. College bound students should familiarize themselves with admission requirements for individual colleges and choose courses accordingly 3. Select courses that are taught at the highest academic level which they can handle in each subject area. Please Note: Selecting courses should involve careful consideration by the student and his/her family and should be made on the basis of student interests, abilities, and vocational goals. It is advisable to work closely with the school counselors in the selection of a program of studies. It is strongly recommended that a student planning to take the second year of a continuing type course follow recommended prerequisites. Course requests will be entered in January. Students, teachers, and families will have the opportunity to verify course requests in March. Once verifications are completed, all the course requests are tallied. The number of sections of a particular course and teachers’ assignments are determined by the students’ course requests. All course selection changes must be made before June 26th. Update: This date will be extended into August, due to the COVID-19 school closure. A course may not be offered because an insufficient number of students selected the course, a certified teacher is not available, or budgetary funds are not available. Although every effort is made to accommodate students’ requests, some cannot be honored. Because of the implications a few changes can have on the entire schedule, it is very important that each student’s selections be made very carefully. If the selections have been carefully made, changes should not be necessary, except in very unusual situations. If you would like to request a change, please send the request in writing to your student’s counselor. A change is much more likely to occur while the schedules are still being developed. Once the schedules are developed, a change request is highly unlikely to be implemented. We will never be unreceptive to extenuating circumstances, but a change merely for convenience is not in the best interest of good school organization. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Social Studies The East Penn School District requires that all students complete a minimum World Language of twenty-one (21) credits as defined in the Program of Studies between Technology Education grades 9 and 12 to graduate. Credits must be completed in the following areas: All students are required to complete four credits of Social Studies. One of # OF CREDITS SUBJECT AREA the courses also fulfills one of the two required credits in Arts/Humanities. As 4 English students select courses to fulfill the four credit requirement, they must 4 Social Studies complete all of the following: 3 Science 1. American Studies (American Studies 1 and 2 OR U.S History, Advanced 3 Mathematics Placement) 2 Arts/Humanities 2. World Studies (World Studies; European History, Advanced Placement; 1 Wellness/Fitness or World History, Advanced Placement) .50 Health 3. Beginning with the Class of 2022, Government (Government/Economics, .25 Driver Education GP; Government, CP; U.S. Government, Advanced Placement; U.S. .50 Family and Consumer Science History, Advanced Placement; or Humanities) .50 Computer Applications 2.25 Elective Credits Students must take three credits in science, at least one of which must include Biology. Students must complete four (4) Wellness/Fitness courses (one each year). One of these must be aquatics. Students transferring into the East Penn School District who are in jeopardy Arts/Humanities: Any course offered in the following departments may be of not satisfying local graduation requirements due to differences in used to satisfy the Arts/Humanities requirements: requirements between the East Penn School District and the previous Art school(s) attended and/ or students enrolled in approved differentiated Music (including band, orchestra and chorus when offered for credit) academic programs are entitled to an adjustment in the graduation English requirements according to procedures established by the Family and Consumer Science Superintendent/Principal.
Page | 4 KEYSTONE EXAMS Note: This calculation is reported once annually and additionally, at the end of The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess a student’s seventh semester. proficiency. Keystone exams are administered in the subject areas of Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology. The Keystone Exams are one component The official cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of the academic year. Quality of Pennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements. points earned on the old grade scale prior to the 2017-2018 school year will be combined with those earned on the new grading scale beginning in the 2017-2018 Keystone Exams help school districts guide students toward meeting state to calculate the cumulative GPA. This sum will be divided by the total attempted standards-aligned with expectations for success in college and the workplace. In order to receive a diploma, students must also meet local district graduation credits to calculate the cumulative GPA. requirements. Detailed information about the Keystone Exams can be found at: A cumulative GPA, which includes all completed coursework through the end of a http://www.pdesas.org/Assessment/Keystone#. student’s seventh semester, will be calculated and provided to colleges that require a mid-year report from applicants upon student request. PREREQUISITES Students are expected to review and consider prerequisites before registering CLASS RANK for any course. Students who have not satisfied the prerequisite and/or who are The Board authorizes a system of class rank, by grade point average reported not recommended by their current teacher to take the desired course may as percentiles, for students in grades 9-12. All students shall be ranked submit a formal request to their counselor to override the recommendation. This request will be reviewed and approved or denied by a committee based on the together. Class rank shall be computed by the final grade in all subjects for information presented. Students should see their school counselor for more which credit is awarded. It will not be printed on student report cards, transcripts information regarding this procedure. or other documents. A student's class rank shall only be provided directly to a college, university, or other appropriate institution or agency, when required. SEMESTERS, FULL TERMS Class rank is not made available to students or their families. During the 2020-21 school year, Emmaus High School will operate on a semester block schedule. In a semester block schedule, students attend a HONORS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT SEQUENCE maximum of four classes per day, which are longer in duration than on a The Honors and Advanced Placement courses are intended for students who are traditional schedule. One-credit courses run for one semester (two marking interested in an enriched experience in a specific subject. Enrollment in the periods). Half credit courses run for one marking period. Quarter credit classes courses is open to all students, but they must have satisfied the prerequisites and run every day for 4.5 weeks. A few courses receive more than 1.0 credit. 1.5 have the ability and desire to handle the increased academic demands. Students credit courses run for three marking periods and 2.0 credit courses run all year. who complete an AP course are encouraged to take the AP examination. CLASS TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL PASS/FAIL OPTION Students with an interest in a class transfer and/or withdrawal from a course A course may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis if the below conditions are satisfied. must follow the process for requesting a course change. Once the first week of All arrangements for Pass/Fail courses must be completed prior to the midway the semester have passed, transfers and/or withdrawals from scheduled classes date in the first grading period of the course. will be considered only in special circumstances. Exceptions will be made only if a 1. Students must take a minimum of 5.00 credits in the academic year. student has been scheduled for a course that he or she did not request or, in rare 2. Students may not take graduation requirements pass/fail. This includes cases, if an error exists on the student’s schedule. The process for requesting a specific subject requirements and total course requirements. change is as follows: 3. The request must be approved by the parent, teacher, counselor, and 1. Parent and/or student contacts counselor to request a change principal or grade level assistant principal. 2. Counselor provides Special Circumstance form to complete, if the 4. The teacher may recommend withdrawal from the course if the student presented reason qualifies as a special circumstance is not meeting the course responsibilities. 3. The committee comprised of counselors and administrator(s) reviews the request. The outcome is determined by the committee after EXEMPTING COURSES BY EXAM analyzing the student’s record and consulting with the teacher, parents The purpose of this exemption, whenever available, shall be to allow a student, in and the student involved. unusual circumstances, to exempt a particular course because of an existing knowledge base. All arrangements must be approved by the Principal or his/her A withdrawal that does not result in a transfer to another course in the same designee by the determined deadline. Exempting exams will be offered during academic content area will receive a W as the final grade on a student’s transcript midterm exams, final exams and during summer school session. Please after a marking period grade has been issued. reference school board policy 116.1. Please contact your school counselor if interested. GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a system for calculating a student’s scholastic EXEMPTING COURSES BY TUTORING average on a 0 to 4+ scale. The purpose of this exemption shall be to move students ahead of the district- adopted sequence of courses in a particular academic subject through private Wellness/Fitness, courses that are taken pass/fail, and courses that are taken as tutoring. All arrangements must be approved by the Principal or his/her designee an independent study are not used in calculating the GPA. by the determined deadline. Please reference school board policy 116.1. Please contact your school counselor if interested. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the GPA calculation is based on final grades earned in each course. Final grades are awarded based on quarter GIFTED SUPPORT PROGRAM and semester exam grades. GPA is calculated and reported once annually and Emmaus High School offers programming options for students enrolled in the additionally, at the end of a student’s seventh semester. These calculations are Gifted Support Program. EHS gifted teachers in the high school develop and performed in the following manner: implement Gifted Individualized Education Plans (GIEPs). The gifted teachers provide students with enrichment and acceleration when appropriate, and conduct • A mark is assigned a numerical value called the Quality Point (QP). consultations and collaborations for the differentiation of instruction. Finally, The Quality Point values for course marks are: electives for ninth through twelfth grade students are also program options (see course listings for more details). Grade AP Honors Others 90 - 100 5 QP 4.5 QP 4 QP NCAA ELIGIBILITY 80 - 89 4 QP 3.5 QP 3 QP All student athletes interested in continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate 70 - 79 3 QP 2.5 QP 2 QP level (Divisions I and II only, Division III is not affected) must familiarize themselves 60 - 69 2 QP 1.5 QP 1 QP with NCAA Eligibility rules and requirements, as high school course selection can 0 - 59 0 QP 0.0 QP 0 QP have an impact on future collegiate academic eligibility. Student athletes are M, N, P, WP and WF are not used in calculating GPA. advised to begin planning early in their high school careers in order to meet NCAA requirements, which are found in detail here: www.eligibilitycenter.org. It is the • Each course has an assigned credit value between .25 and 2.0, student athlete’s responsibility to be aware of NCAA requirements. Please contact depending upon its length and duration. your coach, the EHS Athletic Office, or your school counselor, if you have any • The course value for each quarter is multiplied times the Quality questions. Courses approved by the NCAA are identified with the icon. Point Value of the grade earned. • The GPA is determined by dividing the total Quality Points for all courses by the total attempted course credits for all courses.
Page | 5 2020-2021 STANDARDIZED TESTS The Emmaus High School Counseling Department suggests the following KEYSTONE EXAMS testing sequence for all students: As noted previously within graduation requirements, the Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in various subjects. PSAT/NMSQT This is recommended for all juniors who plan on taking the SAT and/or wish to The Keystone Exam testing windows for the 2020-2021 school year are: compete for the National Merit Scholarship. PSAT testing occurs in October Winter Wave 1: December 1-15, 2020 each year. Winter Wave 2: January 4-15, 2021 Spring: May 17-28, 2021 SAT & SUBJECT TESTS Emmaus High School will also offer the SAT & Subject Tests three times ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, as well as the SAT Emmaus High School will offer AP exams for College Board approved two times during the second semester. Please see www.collegboard.com for Advanced Placement courses taught at EHS. AP Exams are standardized specific dates and to register for a test. A student with a disability, whose exams designed to measure how well a student has mastered the content and condition substantially limits his or her ability to participate in College Board skills of a specific AP course. For more information on AP testing, please go to tests, may be eligible for accommodations. The request for accommodations ap.collegeboard.org. Students may earn college credit for an AP course, is initiated by completing a Student Eligibility Form. This eligibility form has depending on their AP exam score. For more information on this aspect of AP specific deadline dates and can be obtained through the Counseling Office. testing, please visit specific college websites, as each institution has their own AP credit policy. CAREER READINESS To help ensure that all students in Pennsylvania are on track for meaningful postsecondary engagement and success, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has included a measure of students’ career exploration, preparation, and readiness as part of Pennsylvania’s state and federal accountability system through the Future Ready PA Index and under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Career Education and Work Standards are part of the State Board of Education’s regulations of required education for all students in Pennsylvania. The Career Education and Work Standards address four areas of knowledge: • Career Awareness and Preparation • Career Acquisition (Getting a Job) • Career Retention and Advancement • Entrepreneurship Emmaus High School students are required to submit a minimum of eight (8) artifacts showing they have met Career Readiness standards by April of their junior year. Students receive, track, and submit this information through their respective Guidance Google Classroom. Throughout grades 9-11, EHS students have many opportunities to fulfill this requirement, including, but not limited to: classroom activities, college/career visits, Naviance activities and reflections, and Guidance Google Classroom activities. If students have any questions regarding the fulfillment of Career Readiness standards, they should contact their school counselor.
Page | 6 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ART DEPARTMENT A708 CERAMICS 1 (Grades 10-12) Students will solve visual arts problems by using a variety of The Art Department offers a variety of elective courses that include drawing, clay bodies and hand-building techniques. Wheel throwing experiences provide painting, ceramics, crafts, printmaking, digital fine arts, AP Art History and AP a beginning level of proficiency. Drawing, designing and making functional and non-functional objects, enhancing the clay surface with textures, glazes and Art Studio. Before electing any of the aforementioned art studio courses, it is paints will give students broad-based ceramic experiences. recommended that students take both Foundations of Art courses. These Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 3-D Foundations of Art courses are 2-D Foundations of Art and 3-D Foundations of Art. All courses .50 credit taken in the Art Department satisfy the Humanities requirement for graduation. A718/718D CERAMICS 2 All Foundation and Level 1 courses are worth .50 credits, with the exception of (Grades 11-12) Students will continue to develop hand-building skills as a Drawing and Painting 1, Printmaking 1, and Digital Fine Art 1. Levels 2, 3 and means of solving visual arts problems. Wheel-throwing skills will be advanced to AP courses are worth 1.0 credits. Any student wishing to test out of a an intermediate level. Refinement of drawing techniques, use of computer prerequisite course must submit a portfolio and be approved by the Art software as a design tool, alternate methods of surface decoration and glazing Department. provide the student with a greater number of design options. Students will choose a theme that will guide them through production of all projects. It is recommended that students entering ninth and tenth grade register for both Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Ceramics 1 a 2-D and a 3-D Foundations course together in order to experience the breadth 1.0 credit of the Art Department. A718D - Students may elect to take this course for undergraduate college credits through Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Dual Enrollment program. A728 CERAMICS 3 (Grade 12) Students will solve visual arts problems using a variety of clay bodies and techniques. Experiences will include drawing, wheel-throwing, hand building, sculpting, surface decoration and glazing. Each student will elect to specialize in one hand-building technique as well as wheel-throwing. Students will choose a theme to become a common thread in their work during the course. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Ceramics 2 1.0 credit A709 CRAFTS 1 (Grades 10-12) Students will participate in various craft techniques and their contributions to contemporary and historical culture. Students will make functional and sculptural objects using techniques and materials such as metal, fibers, glass and paper. This class will focus on how to incorporate the principles of design into creating meaningful artwork. A700C 2-D Foundations of Art (Grades 9 -12) Students will experience an introduction to drawing, painting, Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better 3-D Foundations of Art printmaking and digital art assignments that reflect traditional 2D techniques and .50 credit new computer methods in art works. A variety of media such as pencils, A719 CRAFTS 2 pastels, markers, paint and computers will be explored to allow students the (Grades 11-12) Students will solve craft design problems that are influenced by a opportunity to work 2 dimensionally and to introduce students to the language of deeply human theme of the student’s choice. Projects will be both functional and art through the principles and elements of design. An awareness of historical nonfunctional artwork that will broaden the techniques and materials learned in the prerequisite courses. Paper craft, glass, metals, plastics and fiber arts are media and cultural art will be investigated. that will be explored through the course. Students will take a more individual approach to solving craft design problems by doing research and design in a Note: This course satisfies the prerequisite for Level 1 Drawing and Painting, medium of their choice at times throughout the course. Digital Fine Art, and/or Printmaking. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Crafts 1 .50 credit 1.0 credit A701C 3-D Foundations of Art A729 CRAFTS 3 (Grades 9 - 12) Students will participate in various introductory 3 dimensional (Grade 12) Students will explore an individual approach to craft design problems assignments that explore art related to crafts, ceramics and design. Both influenced by specific meaningful themes. Students will choose a concentration of interest, develop a theme, and complete a series of pieces. Projects will be both functional and nonfunctional forms will be developed through hand functional and sculptural. Students will propose projects throughout the course as building/glazing of clay and use of other 3D materials such as wire, wood, glass, well as participate in teacher-designed assignments. reed, etc. The historical/cultural importance of ceramics, crafts and 3D sculptural Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Crafts 2 forms is explored. 1.0 credit Note: This course satisfies the prerequisite for Level 1 Crafts and Ceramics. A711 DRAWING AND PAINTING 1 .50 credit (Grades 10-12) Students will recognize their creative potential in various drawing and painting mediums. Drawing and Painting Level 1 teaches the elements and principles of art and help students develop successful art studio practices. Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 2-D Foundations of Art 1.0 credit
Page | 7 Art Dept. cont’d 762 STUDIO ART, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (Grades 11-12) AP Studio Art is an intensive course that addresses advanced A721 DRAWING AND PAINTING 2 (Grades 11-12) Students will recognize their creative potential in various concepts in one of the three areas of the student’s choice: drawing/painting, 2-D or 3- drawing and painting mediums. Drawing and Painting Level 2 students D. This course has a strong emphasis on critical and analytical thinking. Students are understand the elements and principles of art and begin to intrinsically use expected to perform at an advanced skill level and take initiative to develop their own these traits in their work. Students learn how to practice the studio habits of personal voice. Students are expected to produce portfolios consisting of a minimum mind. of 24 pieces that can be used in the college admissions process and for advanced Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Drawing and Painting 1 placement evaluation. Students are also required to complete summer assignments 1.0 credit at levels that meet the art teachers’ approval. Students taking this course whose schedule allows will be scheduled for an optional, but encouraged, studio period that A731 DRAWING AND PAINTING 3 will allow them additional time to complete course assignments. (Grades 12) Students promote their individual creative strengths through Prerequisite: Recommended 85% or better in any level 2 course and portfolio drawing and painting. Drawing and Painting Level 3 students will review demonstrate a synthesis of their own creative ability, use of elements and 1.0 credit principles of design and practice of studio habits of mind. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Drawing and Painting 2 1.0 credit 764 ART HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (Grades 11-12) This course has the same benefit and rigor as an introductory A712 PRINTMAKING 1 art history course at the college level. Students will gain an understanding and (Grades 10-12) Students will participate in various introductory printmaking knowledge of architecture, sculpting, painting and other art forms within techniques including linoleum carving, monoprinting, engraving, and other historical and cultural context. Students will understand the formal and methods of production. The elements of art and principles of design will be contextual meaning of major art forms from past to present. Many colleges and emphasized, and successful studio practices will be developed. universities offer credit to students who have performed successfully on the AP Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 2D Foundations of Art Art History exam. Students should be aware that this course requires college- .50 credit level reading. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in college preparatory social studies and A722 PRINTMAKING 2 college preparatory English courses (recommended 75% or better in both) (Grades 10-12) Students will continue to develop and refine printmaking skills, 1.0 credit advancing their ability to an intermediate level. New processes such as wood carving, collagraph, and etching will be explored through historical and contemporary approaches. Students will learn to work more independently BUSINESS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS according to a self-selected theme. The department's mission is to prepare students for lifelong learning through the Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Printmaking 1 use of 21st century skills in technology, business and economic concepts. The 1.0 credit curriculum is designed, delivered, evaluated and updated to prepare students to enter the ever changing global economy and job market. Courses that fulfill the A732 PRINTMAKING 3 computer graduation requirement are noted in the course descriptions. (Grades 11-12) Students will explore an individual approach to solving visual arts problems through printmaking. Students will choose a concentration, develop a theme, and complete a series of works that ultimately create a 601 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS portfolio. Careers in printmaking will be emphasized. (Fulfills computer (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with a broad understanding of applications course requirement for graduation) how businesses operate. The informed student who understands our economic Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Printmaking 2 system and the business world will be better prepared as a consumer, 1.0 credit employee, manager, and entrepreneur. Topics discussed include basic economic concepts, owning and operating a business, and government A713 DIGITAL FINE ART 1 influence on business. (Grades 10-12) Students will learn how to manipulate computer technology to .50 credit produce artistic images. Digital illustration and image manipulation will be taught through the use of the Adobe Creative Suite and Wacom tablets. 3D printing 603 STUDY AND CAREER SKILLS processes will be explored. The elements of art and principles of design will be (Grades 9-12) This course is beneficial for the student who is interested in emphasized and successful studio practices developed. (Fulfills computer improving his or her study habits and exploring possible career paths. It is self- applications course requirement for graduation) reflective and asks students to evaluate personal habits and interests. Study Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 2D Foundations of Art skills topics include note-taking, time management and test-taking strategies. .50 credit Students then transition into career exploration and preparation, including interviewing skills and resume writing. A723 DIGITAL FINE ART 2 .50 credit (Grades 10-12) Students will continue to refine skills with familiar and new digital fine art tools, including the Adobe Creative Suite, Wacom tablets, 3D printing, 604 ENTREPRENEURSHIP and other applications. Students will learn to work more independently. Careers (Grades 10-12) Entrepreneurial skills will be taught throughout making this class in digital arts will be emphasized. (Fulfills computer applications course a perfect choice for students that are natural leaders that wish to become requirement for graduation.) business owners and operators. This course will focus on a business that is Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Digital Fine Art 1 created by the student and prepare them to enter college or straight into the 1.0 credit competitive business world. This idea becomes a reality as it is developed A733 DIGITAL FINE ART 3 further into a personalized business plan that includes a company description, (Grades 11-12) Students will explore an individual approach to solving visual goals, marketing plans, financial statements, and a business layout, as well as arts problems through digital fine art. Students will choose a concentration, creating a logo and slogan for the business. develop a theme, and complete a series of works that ultimately create a .50 credit portfolio. Careers in the digital arts will be emphasized. (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation) Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Digital Fine Art 2 1.0 credit
Page | 8 students for an ever-increasing competitive workforce. Holding a MOS Business & Comp. Dept. cont’d certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 608/608D PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT more in annual salary than uncertified peers (https://www.microsoft.com/en- (Grades 10-12) In this course students will gain practical life skills and us/learning/certification-overview-mos.aspx). Many colleges are accepting the knowledge necessary to maintain the finances of a household. Topics include certification in lieu of taking a college level course. paychecks, budgeting, income taxes, checking accounts, saving and investing, (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation) .50 credit credit, buying a car or home, and insurance. 1.0 credit 627 MICROSOFT® EXCEL (Grades 9-12) This course encompasses both core and advanced skills in 608D Students may take this course for undergraduate college credits through Microsoft Excel and will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Dual Enrollment program. (MOS) test, if desired. MOS certification is the leading IT certification in the 606 ACCOUNTING 1 world. MOS enables students to become experts in the software by utilizing the (Grades 9-12) In this course, students are introduced to accounting principles full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. In academics, MOS surrounding the basic accounting equation: Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s promotes success in the classroom, builds individual distinction and prepares Equity. Students will learn the steps of the accounting cycle and apply them to students for an ever-increasing competitive workforce. Holding a MOS both a sole proprietorship and a partnership. Key areas of study include: certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 analyzing transactions, creating journal entries, maintaining subsidiary ledgers, more in annual salary than uncertified peers (https://www.microsoft.com/en- completing bank reconciliations and preparing financial statements. Automated us/learning/certification-overview-mos.aspx). Many colleges are accepting the accounting software will be used to complete a business simulation project at certification in lieu of taking a college level course. the end of the course. (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation) 1.0 credit .50 credit 614 BUSINESS LAW 628 DESKTOP PUBLISHING (Grades 10-12) This course engages students in legal issues and cases that (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with the knowledge required to create publications using Microsoft Word and Publisher, along with Adobe involve the laws that govern business and commerce. Topics include The Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6. Students will learn how to create effective Constitution and Court Systems, Torts, White-Collar Crimes, Contract Law, and interesting documents and publications using industry standard software. Consumer and Employment Law, and Property Law. Students will find this (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation.) course relevant to the legal environment in which they live and better understand .50 credit the legal methods and procedures to starting and running a business. This course is also important as most college business curriculum 631 MICROSOFT® POWERPOINT requires two courses of Business Law. This class implements real case studies, (Grades 9-12) This course encompasses both core and advanced skills in mock trials and guest speakers. Microsoft PowerPoint and will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office 1.0 credit Specialist (MOS) test, if desired. MOS certification is the leading IT certification in the world. MOS enables students to become experts in the software by utilizing the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. In 616/616D ACCOUNTING 2 academics, MOS promotes success in the classroom, builds individual (Grades 10-12) In this course, students will continue their study of accounting principles and develop a comprehensive understanding of the transactions distinction and prepares students for an ever-increasing competitive workforce. learned in Accounting 1. Key areas of study include: accounts payable, Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much accounts receivable, inventory, plant assets, accrued/prepaid expenses, and as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers accrued/unearned revenue. Automated accounting software and Microsoft (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview-mos.aspx). Excel will be used. Many colleges are accepting the certification in lieu of taking a college level Prerequisite: Accounting 1 course. (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation) 1.0 credit .50 credit 616D Students may take this course for undergraduate college credits through LCCC's Dual Enrollment program. 636 WEB DESIGN (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with the knowledge required to 621 INVESTING AND CORPORATE FINANCE create websites using Adobe Dreamweaver and will include fundamental and (Grades 10-12) This course will give students an understanding of the way advanced Web creation techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, manage, invest, and use students will be prepared to complete the Adobe Certification Exams Associate monetary resources over time. Students will be engaged in using fundamental Exam. In the business and education community, job applicants with these and technical analysis of company information to better understand the internal certifications are recognized as highly skilled users of Adobe software. (Fulfills and external impact that the U.S. economy and current market trends may have computer applications course requirement for graduation.) on the corporation. Students will get a hands-on understanding of investing .50 credit basics and learn about the corporate world of finance by trading stocks online and creating a financial portfolio. 638 ADOBE PHOTOSHOP/ILLUSTRATOR .50 credit (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with the knowledge required to 623 MICROSOFT® OFFICE apply design principles to the multimedia areas of graphics and illustration. (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with the knowledge required to Professional quality software titles, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, will create documents using Microsoft Word, spreadsheets and databases using be utilized to prepare students for creating dynamic, interactive content to be Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, and multimedia presentations using used in both print and web based applications. (Fulfills computer applications Microsoft PowerPoint and will include fundamental techniques. (Fulfills course requirement for graduation.) computer applications course requirement for graduation.) .50 credit .50 credit 625 MICROSOFT® WORD (Grades 9-12) This course encompasses both core and advanced skills in Microsoft Word and will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) test, if desired. MOS certification is the leading IT certification in the world. MOS enables students to become experts in the software by utilizing the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. In academics, MOS promotes success in the classroom, builds individual distinction and prepares
Page | 9 Business & Comp. Dept. cont’d COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 639 ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP All of the computer science courses are electives and satisfy the computer (Grades 9-12) This advanced course will expand students’ knowledge in the applications part of the graduation requirement. They are highly recommended for area of graphic design through broadening their understanding of basic and students pursuing STEM careers. Prerequisites are stated as recommendations for advanced features of Adobe Photoshop. Using Adobe Photoshop will prepare success by most students. Students who wish to take advanced courses without students for creating dynamic, interactive content to be used in both print and having satisfied the prerequisites should either exempt a course by exam or gain online applications. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be permission from a member of the computer science department via an interview and prepared to complete the Adobe Certification Associate Exam in Visual proof of student work. Communications, using Adobe Photoshop. In the business and education community, job applicants with these certifications are recognized as highly skilled users of Adobe software. Students may also be able to receive college credit by becoming certified. (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation.) Prerequisite: Recommended 70% or better in Adobe Photoshop/Flash 1 or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator .50 credit 645 SCHOOL STORE 1 (Grades 9-12) This course gives students the opportunity to gain experience in the world of retail and is designed to allow students to gain first-hand experience in running a small business in a school setting. Students learn useful skills associated with a retail business, including advertising, product design, inventory control, and customer service. Business theories will be taught in conjunction with the hands-on operation of the store. The text allows for business theory to be taught in conjunction with the hands-on operation of the store. Not only will this course be practical and educational, but the experience is a unique opportunity and can serve as a reference for a potential job or career. .50 credit 647 SCHOOL STORE 2 (Grades 10-12) Students of School Store 2 will run the store and will understand a managerial perspective to retail and train the students of the 321 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE School Store 1 class. Students will be responsible for the daily operations of a (Grades 9-12) This course is designed to introduce students to computer science small retail store and specialize in school merchandise while incorporating concepts and simple programming techniques in a hands-on entrepreneurial skills. Prerequisite: School Store 1 environment. Projects incorporate the use of a drag-and-drop programming .50 credit environment to create 2-D animations in Scratch and 3-D animations in Alice. The course will also include computer and Internet history, the basics of 650 INTRO TO MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT computer hardware and software, computer ethics, and careers in computer (Grades 9-12) This course will teach students how to create native apps across science. Students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 (80% or better) today’s most popular major mobile device platforms and Web apps. Students will should begin the Computer Science sequence with Programming I instead. use a hands-on approach to develop 21st century skills of problem-solving, (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation.) critical-thinking, and technical programming. Though apps continue to evolve, .50 credit having a combination of 21st century skills and fundamental app development, 325 PROGRAMMING 1 students will be prepared to keep up with the ever changing technological world. (Grades 9-12) This course is designed to enable all students to develop better (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation.) problem solving skills that will prepare them for many different fields of study and .50 credit future computer science courses. Utilizing the Python programming language, 670 MARKETING 1 students will learn to write programs that include turtle graphics, input and (Grades 9-12) This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of output, decisions, loops, functions, and strings. Programming assignments will Business marketing. Topics include the role of marketing in a business, market relate to a variety of real-life applications. Students interested in taking AP research and segmentation, basic economics, developing a marketing plan, e- commerce, products, price strategies, placement of products and distribution, Computer Science (Java) during the following school year should register for and promotional aspects of businesses. It is a basic intro course that allows both Programming 1 and Programming 2. (Fulfills computer applications course students to gain skills from one of the core areas of business and allows room to requirement for graduation) proceed to other marketing courses that are in a more specialized area. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Introduction to Computer Science .50 credit OR completion of Algebra 1 with an 80% or better 678 MARKETING 2 .50 credit (Grades 9-12) This course is designed for students to focus on three specialized areas of marketing: Sports and Entertainment, Fashion, and 326 PROGRAMMING 2 Hospitality and Tourism. Students will explore each type of business and how (Grades 10-12) This course is a continuation of Programming 1. Students will promotions, advertising, and pricing strategies are specifically used in these extend their knowledge of Python by writing programs that include strings, lists, three concentrations. A variety of learning tools will accompany the course text input and output, searching and sorting, and recursion. Students will also including field trips and guest speakers as well as career exploration in the transition to Java programming language in preparation for the AP Computer three marketing areas. Science A (Java) course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing 1 Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Programming 1 (Fulfills computer .50 credit applications course requirement for graduation.) .50 credit
Page | 10 PA DRIVER’S EXAMINATION Comp. Sci. Dept. cont’d Emmaus High School has been certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to administer the PA Driver’s Examination. We are able to 363 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES test our students and determine whether they meet the state standards for (Grades 10-12 only) This course is designed to be equivalent to a first semester driver licensing. introductory college computing course for non-Computer Science majors. Students will learn the foundational concepts of computer science and explore In order for a student to take the Driver’s Examination, the following guidelines must how computing and technology impact the world. The course will provide the be satisfied: fundamentals of computing: including problem solving, working with data, • Currently enrolled in Driver Training understanding the Internet, cyber security, and programming. Students will also • Attendance at simulation classes must be up-to-date • Successfully completed Driver Education develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually • Registration fee for Driver Training has been paid and collaboratively with peers to solve problems and write about the importance • Regular permit (not a temporary permit) of these problems and their impacts to their community, society, and the world. • Form 180C must be signed in the presence of an instructor or be The AP exam includes a written test and the submission of a create task notarized (program) to the College Board. (Fulfills computer applications course • Recommended by the driving instructor requirement for graduation) • Demonstrated the skills and maturity for a driver’s license Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or above in any Computer Science course OR with instructor permission. 1.0 credit ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Each high school student must take and pass a ninth, a tenth, an eleventh, and 365 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A (JAVA) a twelfth grade English course to graduate. Students should choose, with the Grades 10-12) This course will cover the entire curriculum as prescribed by the help of parents, teachers, and counselors, the program best suited to their College Board for a one semester college course in computer science. This includes control structures, arrays, strings, classes, interfaces, files, and abilities and future plans. Each student should choose the appropriate English efficiency of algorithms. Upon completion of this course, students will be course offered in a grade level. In addition to a literature survey component, all prepared to take the AP Computer Science A level exam. Students will be non-elective English courses provide writing activities and research, vocabulary expected to engage in rigorous problem solving activities and utilize computer study, study skills and career awareness instruction. Those who are undecided resources outside of class. (Fulfills computer applications course requirement about going to college should choose college preparatory English. Note that all for graduation.) elective courses will not be counted toward meeting English graduation Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Programming 1 and Programming requirements. 2. *Note* Instructor permission may be granted on an individual basis for students who have only completed Programming 1. A summer Java assignment Summer reading assignments are required for all Emmaus High School will be required for these students. English courses. The summer reading assignment list can be found on 1.0 credit the Emmaus High School website. 368 ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (AP Weight) 108 NINTH GRADE ENGLISH, GENERAL PREPARATORY In the 9th grade General Preparatory course, students will respond to literary (Grades 11-12) This course will build on a solid foundation of computing methodology to introduce students to advanced representation and processing of works orally through inquiry-based class discussion, peer to peer discussion, data. Topics will include algorithm efficiency, recursion, inheritance, and dynamic and informal presentation activities. Additionally, students will respond to memory allocation. Students will learn how to process data that is stored as literature in writing on a regular basis, which may take the form of homework, strings, arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, sets, maps, files, and tree structures journaling, and informal and formal essays. Through the workshop model, to solve a variety of real life application problems. This course includes second students will explore the elements of brainstorming, outlining, writing, peer- semester college-level computer science topics. Students will be expected to editing, revising and proofreading, and publishing their work. Research and engage in rigorous problem solving activities and utilize computer resources analysis will emphasize practical aspects such as clearly articulating and outside of class. (Fulfills computer applications course requirement for graduation) supporting an opinion with information that is accurately documented. Besides Prerequisite: Recommended 84% or better in AP Computer Science A (Java) teacher-selected titles, the study of literature will be augmented with student .50 credit selections during independent reading time and Literature Circles. Grammar and vocabulary instruction will be utilized to assist students in the processes of DRIVER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT reading and writing. The literature of this course will focus on high-interest touchstones of American, British, and World literature, including novels, plays, The Pennsylvania Department of Education and The Pennsylvania Department poems, short stories, and nonfiction. The curriculum of this course is aligned to of Transportation require that students must attend a minimum of thirty hours of classroom instruction in Driver Education. A student must complete the the PA Core Standards. Students in General Preparatory courses will focus on minimum of 30 hours of instruction time, or they will be ineligible for the Drivers foundational learning targets in reading, writing, and communications. The Training course and license testing through EHS. course includes a self-selected summer reading requirement. 1.0 credit DE6 DRIVER EDUCATION (Grades 10-12 only) Driver Education is a required course usually taken in the sophomore year. Driver education emphasizes personal and social problems 109 NINTH GRADE ENGLISH, COLLEGE PREPARATORY related to the safe and efficient movement of traffic. Major aims are to In the 9th grade College Preparatory course, students will respond to literary emphasize the desirable role of the pedestrian and driver in traffic and to works orally through inquiry-based class discussion, peer to peer discussion, develop the knowledge and attitudes needed for safe use of traffic facilities. and more formal presentation activities. Additionally, students will respond to Students will take this course online, except when online instruction is not literature in writing on a regular basis, which may take the form of homework, appropriate for a student’s instructional needs. In such cases, the course will be journaling, and informal and formal essays. Through the workshop model, offered in a face-to-face format. .25 credit. students will explore the elements of brainstorming, outlining, writing, peer- DRIVER TRAINING editing, revising and proofreading, and publishing their work. Research and (Ages 16, 17, 18) Driver Training is an elective course offered to 16-year-old analysis will emphasize a scaffold approach in which students develop skills students. Each student must have parental permission to drive a motor vehicle. such as writing a thesis, finding and evaluating secondary sources, and A learner’s permit must be obtained by the student. Driver training consists of synthesizing primary and secondary source information. Besides teacher- nine hours of simulation, and three hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. The selected titles, the study of literature will be augmented with student selections purpose of the twelve-hour course is to develop, through the use of realistic during independent reading time and Literature Circles. Grammar and situations, the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for safe and efficient vocabulary instruction will be utilized to assist students in the processes of operation of the automobile in urban, rural and superhighway traffic. There is an additional fee associated with Driver Training. Students can register for this reading and writing. The literature of this course will focus on high-interest course on the Driver’s Training page on the EHS website. touchstones of American, British, and World literature, including novels, plays, poems, short stories, and nonfiction. The curriculum of this course is aligned to Prerequisite: Driver Education the PA Core Standards. Students in College Preparatory courses will focus on
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