EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL 2021-2022 - 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 | 1 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 full-year courses in order to balance their educational experience. Student course selections will be final as of the end of June 2021. 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 610-398-4391 Ms. Tabitha Rodriguez, Assistant Principal, Class of 2023 Ms. Emily Bonney 610-965-1666 Mr. Greg Annoni, Assistant Principal, Class of 2021 Ms. Sara Burk 610-965-1664 Ms. Jessica Thacher, Assistant Principal, Class of 2022 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 Director of Human Resources (Compliance Officer), 800 Mrs. Nicole Wack Science Pine Street, Emmaus, PA 18049. The Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act Ms. Jennifer Layton Special Education requires that your workplace be free of the illegal use of drugs and requires that Ms. Melissa Moxley Social Studies we issue the following statement to you. No one is allowed to use, make, sell, Mr. Andrew Moxey Technology Education distribute, or have in their possession any illegal drugs. Any violation of the act will Ms. Lori Miller Well/Fit/Driver Education/Health lead to severe disciplinary action which will normally include dismissal. Ms. Deborah Kalb World Language
Page | 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Act 158 ........................................................... Pg 3 EL (English Learners) ........................................... Pg 13 NCAA Requirements .......................... Pg 4 Art .................................................................. Pg 5-6 Exempting Courses by Exam/Tutoring ................. Pg 3-4 Non-Discrimination Policy ................... Pg 1 Business and Computer Applications ........... Pg 6-8 Family and Consumer Sciences ........................... Pg 13-14 Pass/Fail Option .................................. Pg 3 Career Readiness .......................................... Pg 4 Gifted Support Program ........................................ Pg 4, 14 Science ................................................. Pg 16-20 Class Transfer and Withdrawal ..................... Pg 3 Grade Point Average (GPA) ................................. Pg 3 Course Selection/Scheduling Process ... Pg 2 College Courses ............................................ Pg 31 Graduation Requirements ..................................... Pg 2-3 Scheduling Worksheet............................ Back Cover Computer Science ......................................... Pg 8 Honors and AP Sequence .................................... Pg 3 Social Studies ......................................... Pg 20-22 Counseling Services ...................................... Pg 1 Independent Study ................................................ Pg 31 Standardized Test Dates ........................ Pg 4 Course Descriptions ...................................... Pg 5-30 Jasper Initiative ..................................................... Pg 32-33 Technology Education ............................ Pg 22-26 Course Offerings ........................................... Back Cover Keystone Exams ................................................... Pg 3, 4 Wellness/Fitness..................................... Pg 27 Course Selection ........................................... Pg 2 Lehigh Career and Technical Institute ................. Pg 34-38 World Languages.................................... Pg 27-30 Driver Education ............................................ Pg 8-9 Mathematics .......................................................... Pg 14-15 English ........................................................... Pg 9-12 Music .................................................................. Pg 16 Course Selection: A Message to Parents Each eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh grade student will have access to the Program of Studies (POS) via the EHS website. Paper copies will be made available upon request. The POS 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 & March, 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 them in choosing an appropriate course for next year which best suits their 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 their 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 near the beginning of March. 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 the end of June 2021. 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 Art The East Penn School District requires that all students complete a minimum Music (including band, orchestra and chorus when offered for credit) of twenty-one (21) credits as defined in the Program of Studies between English grades 9 and 12 to graduate. Family and Consumer Science Credits must be completed in the following areas: Social Studies # OF CREDITS SUBJECT AREA World Language 4 English Technology Education 4 Social Studies 3 Science (three full years) All students are required to complete four credits of Social Studies. One of 3 Mathematics the courses also fulfills one of the two required credits in Arts/Humanities. As 2 Arts/Humanities students select courses to fulfill the four credit requirement, they must 1 Wellness/Fitness complete all of the following: .50 Health 1. American Studies (American Studies 1 and 2 OR U.S History, Advanced .25 Driver Education Placement) .50 Family and Consumer Science 2. World Studies (World Studies; European History, Advanced Placement; .50 STEM* or World History, Advanced Placement) 2.25 Elective Credits 3. Beginning with the Class of 2022, Government (Government/Economics, GP; Government, CP; U.S. Government, Advanced Placement; U.S. History, Advanced Placement; or Humanities) *Elective courses that fulfill this requirement will be denoted in the course description. In addition, any science or mathematics course taken beyond the Students must take three full years of science, at least one of which must above listed requirements may also be used for this purpose. include Biology. Students must complete four (4) Wellness/Fitness courses (one each year). Students transferring into the East Penn School District who are in jeopardy One of these must be aquatics. of not satisfying local graduation requirements due to differences in requirements between the East Penn School District and the previous Arts/Humanities: Any course offered in the following departments may be school(s) attended and/or students enrolled in approved differentiated used to satisfy the Arts/Humanities requirements:
Page | 3 academic programs are entitled to an adjustment in the graduation requirements according to procedures established by the Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the GPA calculation is based on Superintendent/Principal. final grades earned in each course. Final grades are awarded based on quarter ACT 158 and semester exam grades. GPA is calculated and reported once annually and Act 158 of 2018 (Act 158), which was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf, on additionally, at the end of a student’s seventh semester. These calculations are October 24, 2018, shifts Pennsylvania’s reliance on high stakes testing as a performed in the following manner: graduation requirement to provide alternatives for high school students to demonstrate readiness for postsecondary success. Act 158, in conjunction with A mark is assigned a numerical value called the Quality Point (QP). The Quality Point values for course marks are: Act 6 of 2017 (Act 6), expands the options for students to demonstrate postsecondary readiness through four additional pathways that more fully Grade AP Honors Others illustrate college, career, and community readiness. 90 - 100 5 QP 4.5 QP 4 QP 80 - 89 4 QP 3.5 QP 3 QP The statewide graduation requirement outlined in Act 6 and Act 158 takes 70 - 79 3 QP 2.5 QP 2 QP effect for the graduating Class of 2022. Keystone Exams will continue as the 60 - 69 2 QP 1.5 QP 1 QP statewide assessment that Pennsylvania uses to comply with accountability 0 - 59 0 QP 0.0 QP 0 QP requirements set forth in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). I, W, F and P are not used in calculating GPA Although a student may not be required to achieve proficiency on the Keystone Exams in order to graduate, students are required to take the Keystone Exams Each course has an assigned credit value. A course’s credit value is based on the number of meeting times per cycle and the length of for purposes of federal accountability. the course The course value for each quarter is multiplied times the Quality KEYSTONE EXAMS Point Value of the grade earned The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess The GPA is determined by dividing the total Quality Points for all proficiency. Keystone exams are administered in the subject areas of courses by the total attempted course credits attempted for all Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology. The Keystone Exams are one component courses. Note: This calculation is reported once annually and of Pennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements. additionally, at the end of a student’s seventh semester Keystone Exams help school districts guide students toward meeting state The official cumulative GPA is reported at the end of the academic year. Quality standards-aligned with expectations for success in college and the workplace. In order to receive a diploma, students must also meet local district graduation points earned on the old grade scale prior to the 2017-2018 school year will be requirements. Detailed information about the Keystone Exams can be found combined with those earned on the new grading scale beginning in the 2017-2018 at: to calculate the cumulative GPA. This sum will be divided by the total attempted http://www.pdesas.org/Assessment/Keystone# credits to calculate the cumulative GPA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PREREQUISITES A cumulative GPA, which includes all completed coursework through the end of a Students are expected to review and consider prerequisites before registering student’s seventh semester, will be calculated and provided to colleges that for any course. Students who have not satisfied the prerequisite and/or who are require a mid-year report from applicants upon student request. not recommended by their current teacher to take the desired course may submit a formal request to their counselor to override the recommendation. This CLASS RANK request will be reviewed and approved or denied by a committee based on the The Board authorizes a system of class rank, by grade point average reported information presented. Students should see their school counselor for more as percentiles, for students in grades 9-12. All students shall be ranked information regarding this procedure. together. Class rank shall be computed by the final grade in all subjects for SEMESTERS, FULL TERMS which credit is awarded. It will not be printed on student report cards, transcripts During the 2021-2022 school year, Emmaus High School will operate on a A/B or other documents. A student's class rank can only be provided directly to a block schedule. In an A/B block schedule, students attend a maximum of four college, university, or other appropriate institution or agency, when required. classes per day, which are longer in duration than on a traditional schedule. Class rank is not made available to students or their families. Students attend half of their classes each day, on an A/B rotation. One credit courses run for a full year. Half credit courses run for one semester (two marking HONORS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT SEQUENCE periods). Quarter credit classes run for one marking period. A few courses The Honors and Advanced Placement courses are intended for students who are receive more than 1.0 credit - these meet for a double period on some days to interested in an enriched experience in a specific subject. Enrollment in the complete in-depth lab activities. courses is open to all students, but they must have satisfied the prerequisites and have the ability and desire to handle the increased academic demands. Students CLASS TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL who complete an AP course are encouraged to take the AP examination. Students with an interest in a class transfer and/or withdrawal from a course must follow the process for requesting a course change. Once a class has Any costs for courses outside of the regular high school program will be the started, transfers and/or withdrawals from scheduled classes will be considered responsibility of the student and his/her family. only in special circumstances. Exceptions will be made only if a student has been scheduled for a course that he or she did not request or, in rare cases, if PASS/FAIL OPTION an error exists on the student’s schedule. The process for requesting a change is A course may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis if the below conditions are satisfied. as follows: All arrangements for Pass/Fail courses must be completed prior to the midway 1. Parent and/or student contacts counselor to request a change date in the first grading period of the course. 2. Counselor provides Special Circumstance form to complete, if the 1. Students must take a minimum of 5.00 credits in the academic year presented reason qualifies as a special circumstance 2. Students may not take graduation requirements pass/fail. This includes 3. The committee comprised of counselors and administrator(s) reviews specific subject requirements and total course requirements the request. The outcome is determined by the committee after 3. The request must be approved by the parent, teacher, counselor, and analyzing the student’s record and consulting with the teacher, parents principal or grade level assistant principal and the student involved 4. The teacher may recommend withdrawal from the course if the student is not meeting the course responsibilities A withdrawal that does not result in a transfer to another course in the same academic content area will receive a W as the final grade on a student’s transcript EXEMPTING COURSES BY EXAM after a marking period grade has been issued. The purpose of this exemption, whenever available, shall be to allow a student, in unusual circumstances, to exempt a particular course because of an existing GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) knowledge base. All arrangements must be approved by the Principal or his/her The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a system for calculating a student’s scholastic designee by the determined deadline. Exempting exams will be offered during average on a 0 to 4+ scale. midterm exams, final exams and during summer school session. Please reference school board policy 116.1. Please contact your school counselor if Wellness/Fitness, courses that are taken pass/fail, and courses that are taken as interested. an independent study are not used in calculating the GPA.
Page | 4 EXEMPTING COURSES BY TUTORING The purpose of this exemption shall be to move students ahead of the district- NCAA ELIGIBILITY adopted sequence of courses in a particular academic subject through private All student athletes interested in continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate tutoring. All arrangements must be approved by the Principal or his/her designee level (Divisions I and II only, Division III is not affected) must familiarize themselves by the determined deadline. Please reference school board policy 116.1. Please with NCAA Eligibility rules and requirements, as high school course selection can contact your school counselor if interested. have an impact on future collegiate academic eligibility. Student athletes are advised to begin planning early in their high school careers in order to meet NCAA GIFTED SUPPORT PROGRAM requirements, which are found in detail here: www.eligibilitycenter.org. It is the Emmaus High School offers programming options for students enrolled in the student athlete’s responsibility to be aware of NCAA requirements. Please contact Gifted Support Program. EHS gifted teachers in the high school develop and your coach, the EHS Athletic Office, or your school counselor, if you have any implement Gifted Individualized Education Plans (GIEPs). The gifted teachers questions. Courses approved by the NCAA are identified with the icon. provide students with enrichment and acceleration when appropriate, and conduct consultations and collaborations for the differentiation of instruction. Finally, electives for ninth through twelfth grade students are also program options (see course listings for more details). 2021-2022 STANDARDIZED TESTS PSAT/NMSQT KEYSTONE EXAMS This is recommended for all college-bound juniors who plan on taking the SAT As noted previously within graduation requirements, the Keystone Exams are and/or wish to compete for the National Merit Scholarship. PSAT testing occurs end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in various subjects. in October each year. The Keystone Exam testing windows for the 2021-2022 school year are: SAT & SUBJECT TESTS Winter Wave 1: December 1-15, 2021 Emmaus High School will also offer the SAT & Subject Tests three times during Winter Wave 2: January 3-14, 2022 the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year, as well as the SAT two times Spring: May 16-27, 2022 during the second semester. Please see www.collegeboard.org for specific dates and to register for a test. A student with a disability, whose condition ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS substantially limits their ability to participate in College Board tests, may be Emmaus High School will offer AP exams for College Board approved Advanced eligible for accommodations. The request for accommodations is initiated by Placement courses taught at EHS. AP Exams are standardized exams designed completing a Student Eligibility Form. This eligibility form has specific deadline to measure how well a student has mastered the content and skills of a specific dates and can be obtained on the College Board website. AP course. For more information on AP testing, please go to https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/. Students may earn college credit for an AP course, depending on their AP exam score. For more information on this aspect of AP 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 In conjunction with the requirements set forth by the PA Department of Education, Emmaus High School students are required to submit a minimum of eight (8) artifacts (2 within each area of knowledge), showing they have met Career Readiness standards by April of their junior year. Students receive, track, and submit this information through their respective Schoology grade level classroom. Throughout grades 9-11, EHS students have many opportunities to fulfill this requirement, including, but not limited to: classwork activities, college/career visits, Naviance activities and reflections, and Schoology Classroom activities. If students have any questions regarding the fulfillment of Career Readiness standards, they should contact their school counselor.
Page | 5 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ART 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. The Art Department offers a variety of elective courses that include drawing, Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Ceramics 1 painting, ceramics, crafts, printmaking, digital fine arts, AP Art History and AP 1.0 credit Art Studio. Before electing any of the aforementioned art studio courses, it is recommended that students take two semesters of Foundations of Art courses. A718D - Students may elect to take this course for undergraduate college These courses are 2-D Foundations of Art and 3-D Foundations of Art. All credits through Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Dual Enrollment program. courses taken in the Art Department satisfy the Humanities requirement for graduation. A728 CERAMICS 3 (Grade 12) Students will solve visual arts problems using a variety of clay bodies All Foundation and Level 1 courses are worth .50 credits, with the exception of and techniques. Experiences will include drawing, wheel-throwing, hand building, Drawing and Painting 1. Levels 2, 3 and AP courses are worth 1.0 credits. Any sculpting, surface decoration and glazing. Each student will elect to specialize in student wishing to test out of a prerequisite course must submit a portfolio and one hand-building technique as well as wheel-throwing. Students will choose a be approved by the Art Department. It is recommended that students entering theme to become a common thread in their work during the year. ninth and tenth grade register for both a 2-D and a 3-D Foundations course Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Ceramics 2 together in order to experience the breadth of the Art Department. 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. Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better 3-D Foundations of Art .50 credit A719 CRAFTS 2 (Grades 11-12) Students will solve craft design problems that are influenced by a deeply human theme of the student’s choice. Projects will be both functional and nonfunctional artwork that will broaden the techniques and materials learned in the prerequisite courses. Paper craft, glass, metals, plastics and fiber arts are media 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 medium of their choice at times throughout the course. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Crafts 1 1.0 credit A700C 2-D Foundations of Art A729 CRAFTS 3 (Grades 9 -12) Students will experience an introduction to drawing, painting, (Grade 12) Students will explore an individual approach to craft design problems printmaking and digital art assignments that reflect traditional 2D techniques and influenced by specific meaningful themes. Students will choose a concentration of new computer methods in art works. A variety of media such as pencils, interest, develop a theme, and complete a series of pieces. Projects will be both functional and sculptural. Students will propose projects throughout the year as pastels, markers, paint and computers will be explored to allow students the well as participate in teacher-designed assignments. opportunity to work 2 dimensionally and to introduce students to the language of Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Crafts 2 1.0 credit art through the principles and elements of design. An awareness of historical and cultural art will be investigated. A711 DRAWING AND PAINTING 1 (Grades 10-12) Students will recognize their creative potential in various Note: This course satisfies the prerequisite for Level 1 Drawing and Painting, drawing and painting mediums. Drawing and Painting Level 1 teaches the Digital Fine Art, and/or Printmaking .50 credit elements and principles of art and help students develop successful art studio practices. A701C 3-D Foundations of Art Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 2-D Foundations of Art (Grades 9 - 12) Students will participate in various introductory 3 dimensional 1.0 credit assignments that explore art related to crafts, ceramics and design. Both A721 DRAWING AND PAINTING 2 functional and nonfunctional forms will be developed through hand (Grades 11-12) Students will recognize their creative potential in various building/glazing of clay and use of other 3D materials such as wire, wood, glass, drawing and painting mediums. Drawing and Painting Level 2 students reed, etc. The historical/cultural importance of ceramics, crafts and 3D sculptural understand the elements and principles of art and begin to intrinsically use forms is explored. these traits in their work. Students learn how to practice the studio habits of Note: This course satisfies the prerequisite for Level 1 Crafts and Ceramics. mind. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Drawing and Painting 1 .50 credit 1.0 credit A708 CERAMICS 1 A731 DRAWING AND PAINTING 3 (Grades 10-12) Students will solve visual arts problems by using a variety of (Grades 12) Students promote their individual creative strengths through clay bodies and hand-building techniques. Wheel throwing experiences provide drawing and painting. Drawing and Painting Level 3 students will a beginning level of proficiency. Drawing, designing and making functional and demonstrate a synthesis of their own creative ability, use of elements and non-functional objects, enhancing the clay surface with textures, glazes and principles of design and practice of studio habits of mind. paints will give students broad-based ceramic experiences. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Drawing and Painting 2 Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 3-D Foundations of Art 1.0 credit .50 credit A712 PRINTMAKING 1 (Grades 10-12) Students will participate in various introductory printmaking A718/718D CERAMICS 2 (Grades 11-12) Students will continue to develop hand-building skills as a techniques including linoleum carving, monoprinting, engraving, and other means of solving visual arts problems. Wheel-throwing skills will be advanced to methods of production. The elements of art and principles of design will be an intermediate level. Refinement of drawing techniques, use of computer emphasized, and successful studio practices will be developed. software as a design tool, alternate methods of surface decoration and glazing Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 2D Foundations of Art .50 credit
Page | 6 Art Dept. cont’d BUSINESS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS A722 PRINTMAKING 2 (Grades 10-12) Students will continue to develop and refine printmaking skills, The department's mission is to prepare students for lifelong learning through the advancing their ability to an intermediate level. New processes such as wood use of 21st century skills in technology, business and economic concepts. The carving, collagraph, and etching will be explored through historical and curriculum is designed, delivered, evaluated and updated to prepare students to contemporary approaches. Students will learn to work more independently enter the ever changing global economy and job market. Courses that fulfill the according to a self-selected theme. STEM graduation requirement are noted in the course descriptions. Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Printmaking 1 601 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 1.0 credit (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with a broad understanding of A732 PRINTMAKING 3 how businesses operate. The informed student who understands our economic (Grades 11-12) Students will explore an individual approach to solving visual system and the business world will be better prepared as a consumer, arts problems through printmaking. Students will choose a concentration, employee, manager, and entrepreneur. Topics discussed include basic develop a theme, and complete a series of works that ultimately create a economic concepts, owning and operating a business, and government portfolio. Careers in printmaking will be emphasized. (Fulfills STEM requirement influence on business. .50 credit for graduation) Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Printmaking 2 603 STUDY AND CAREER SKILLS 1.0 credit (Grades 9-12) This course is beneficial for the student who is interested in improving his or her study habits and exploring possible career paths. It is self- A713 DIGITAL FINE ART 1 reflective and asks students to evaluate personal habits and interests. Study (Grades 10-12) Students will learn how to manipulate computer technology to skills topics include note-taking, time management and test-taking strategies. produce artistic images. Digital illustration and image manipulation will be taught Students then transition into career exploration and preparation, including through the use of the Adobe Creative Suite and Wacom tablets. 3D printing interviewing skills and resume writing. .50 credit processes will be explored. The elements of art and principles of design will be emphasized and successful studio practices developed. (Fulfills STEM 604 ENTREPRENEURSHIP requirement for graduation) (Grades 10-12) Entrepreneurial skills will be taught throughout making this class Prerequisite: Recommended 75% or better in 2D Foundations of Art a perfect choice for students that are natural leaders that wish to become .50 credit business owners and operators. This course will focus on a business that is created by the student and prepare them to enter college or straight into the A723 DIGITAL FINE ART 2 competitive business world. This idea becomes a reality as it is developed (Grades 10-12) Students will continue to refine skills with familiar and new digital further into a personalized business plan that includes a company description, fine art tools, including the Adobe Creative Suite, Wacom tablets, 3D printing, goals, marketing plans, financial statements, and a business layout, as well as and other applications. Students will learn to work more independently. Careers creating a logo and slogan for the business. .50 credit in digital arts will be emphasized. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Digital Fine Art 1 608/608D PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 1.0 credit (Grades 10-12) In this course students will gain practical life skills and knowledge necessary to maintain the finances of a household. Topics include A733 DIGITAL FINE ART 3 paychecks, budgeting, income taxes, checking accounts, saving and investing, (Grades 11-12) Students will explore an individual approach to solving visual credit, buying a car or home, and insurance. 1.0 credit arts problems through digital fine art. Students will choose a concentration, develop a theme, and complete a series of works that ultimately create a 608D Students may take this course for undergraduate college credits through portfolio. Careers in the digital arts will be emphasized. (Fulfills STEM Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Dual Enrollment program. requirement for graduation) 606 ACCOUNTING 1 Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Digital Fine Art 2 (Grades 9-12) In this course, students are introduced to accounting principles 1.0 credit surrounding the basic accounting equation: Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s 762 STUDIO ART, ADVANCED PLACEMENT Equity. Students will learn the steps of the accounting cycle and apply them to (Grades 11-12) AP Studio Art is an intensive course that addresses advanced both a sole proprietorship and a partnership. Key areas of study include: concepts in one of the three areas of the student’s choice: drawing/painting, 2-D or 3- analyzing transactions, creating journal entries, maintaining subsidiary ledgers, D. This course has a strong emphasis on critical and analytical thinking. Students are completing bank reconciliations and preparing financial statements. Automated expected to perform at an advanced skill level and take initiative to develop their own accounting software will be used to complete a business simulation project at personal voice. Students are expected to produce portfolios consisting of a minimum the end of the course. 1.0 credit of 15 pieces that can be used in the college admissions process and for advanced 614 BUSINESS LAW placement evaluation. Students are also required to complete summer assignments (Grades 10-12) This course engages students in legal issues and cases that at levels that meet the art teachers’ approval. Students taking this course whose involve the laws that govern business and commerce. Topics include The schedule allows will be scheduled for an optional, but encouraged, studio period that Constitution and Court Systems, Torts, White-Collar Crimes, Contract Law, will allow them additional time to complete course assignments. Consumer and Employment Law, and Property Law. Students will find this Prerequisite: Recommended 85% or better in any level 2 course and portfolio course relevant to the legal environment in which they live and better understand review 1.0 credit the legal methods and procedures to starting and running a business. This 764 ART HISTORY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT course is also important as most college business curriculum requires two (Grades 11-12) This course has the same benefit and rigor as an introductory courses of Business Law. This class implements real case studies, mock trials art history course at the college level. Students will gain an understanding and and guest speakers. 1.0 credit knowledge of architecture, sculpting, painting and other art forms within 616/616D ACCOUNTING 2 historical and cultural context. Students will understand the formal and (Grades 10-12) In this course, students will continue their study of accounting contextual meaning of major art forms from past to present. Many colleges and principles and develop a comprehensive understanding of the transactions universities offer credit to students who have performed successfully on the AP learned in Accounting 1. Key areas of study include: accounts payable, Art History exam. Students should be aware that this course requires college- accounts receivable, inventory, plant assets, accrued/prepaid expenses, and level reading. accrued/unearned revenue. Automated accounting software and Microsoft Prerequisite: Current enrollment in college preparatory social studies and Excel will be used. college preparatory English courses (recommended 75% or better in both) Prerequisite: Accounting 1 1.0 credit 1.0 credit 616D Students may take this course for undergraduate college credits through LCCC's Dual Enrollment program.
Page | 7 Business & Comp. Applications Dept. cont’d 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 STEM requirement for graduation) .50 credit on the corporation. Students will get a hands-on understanding of investing basics and learn about the corporate world of finance by trading stocks online 638 ADOBE PHOTOSHOP/ILLUSTRATOR and creating a financial portfolio. .50 credit (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with the knowledge required to apply design principles to the multimedia areas of graphics and illustration. 623 MICROSOFT® OFFICE Professional quality software titles, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, will (Grades 9-12) This course will provide students with the knowledge required to be utilized to prepare students for creating dynamic, interactive content to be create documents using Microsoft Word, spreadsheets and databases using used in both print and web based applications. (Fulfills STEM requirement for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, and multimedia presentations using graduation) .50 credit Microsoft PowerPoint and will include fundamental techniques. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) 639 ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP .50 credit (Grades 9-12) This advanced course will expand students’ knowledge in the 625 MICROSOFT® WORD area of graphic design through broadening their understanding of basic and (Grades 9-12) This course encompasses both core and advanced skills in advanced features of Adobe Photoshop. Using Adobe Photoshop will prepare Microsoft Word and will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist students for creating dynamic, interactive content to be used in both print and (MOS) test, if desired. MOS certification is the leading IT certification in the online applications. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be world. MOS enables students to become experts in the software by utilizing the prepared to complete the Adobe Certification Associate Exam in Visual full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. In academics, MOS Communications, using Adobe Photoshop. In the business and education promotes success in the classroom, builds individual distinction and prepares community, job applicants with these certifications are recognized as highly students for an ever-increasing competitive workforce. Holding a MOS skilled users of Adobe software. Students may also be able to receive college certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 credit by becoming certified. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) more in annual salary than uncertified peers (https://www.microsoft.com/en- us/learning/certification-overview-mos.aspx). Many colleges are accepting the Prerequisite: Recommended 70% or better in Adobe Photoshop/Flash 1 or certification in lieu of taking a college level course. Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator .50 credit (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) .50 credit 645 SCHOOL STORE 1 (Grades 9-12) This course gives students the opportunity to gain experience in 627 MICROSOFT® EXCEL the world of retail and is designed to allow students to gain first-hand experience (Grades 9-12) This course encompasses both core and advanced skills in in running a small business in a school setting. Students learn useful skills Microsoft Excel and will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist associated with a retail business, including advertising, product design, inventory (MOS) test, if desired. MOS certification is the leading IT certification in the control, and customer service. Business theories will be taught in conjunction world. MOS enables students to become experts in the software by utilizing the with the hands-on operation of the store. The text allows for business theory to full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. In academics, MOS be taught in conjunction with the hands-on operation of the store. Not only will promotes success in the classroom, builds individual distinction and prepares this course be practical and educational, but the experience is a unique students for an ever-increasing competitive workforce. Holding a MOS opportunity and can serve as a reference for a potential job or career. certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 .50 credit more in annual salary than uncertified peers (https://www.microsoft.com/en- 647 SCHOOL STORE 2 us/learning/certification-overview-mos.aspx). Many colleges are accepting the (Grades 10-12) Students of School Store 2 will run the store and will certification in lieu of taking a college level course. understand a managerial perspective to retail and train the students of the (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) School Store 1 class. Students will be responsible for the daily operations of a .50 credit small retail store and specialize in school merchandise while incorporating entrepreneurial skills. Prerequisite: School Store .50 credit 631 MICROSOFT® POWERPOINT (Grades 9-12) This course encompasses both core and advanced skills in 650 INTRO TO MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT Microsoft PowerPoint and will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office (Grades 9-12) This course will teach students how to create native apps across Specialist (MOS) test, if desired. MOS certification is the leading IT certification today’s most popular major mobile device platforms and Web apps. Students will in the world. MOS enables students to become experts in the software by use a hands-on approach to develop 21st century skills of problem-solving, utilizing the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. In critical-thinking, and technical programming. Though apps continue to evolve, academics, MOS promotes success in the classroom, builds individual having a combination of 21st century skills and fundamental app development, distinction and prepares students for an ever-increasing competitive workforce. students will be prepared to keep up with the ever changing technological world. Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) .50 credit as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-overview-mos.aspx). 670 MARKETING 1 Many colleges are accepting the certification in lieu of taking a college level (Grades 9-12) This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Business marketing. Topics include the role of marketing in a business, market course. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) research and segmentation, basic economics, developing a marketing plan, e- .50 credit commerce, products, price strategies, placement of products and distribution, and promotional aspects of businesses. It is a basic intro course that allows students to gain skills from one of the core areas of business and allows room to proceed to other marketing courses that are in a more specialized area. .50 credit
Page | 8 Business & Comp. Applications Dept. cont’d Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Programming 1 (Fulfills STEM 678 MARKETING 2 requirement for graduation) .50 credit (Grades 9-12) This course is designed for students to focus on three specialized areas of marketing: Sports and Entertainment, Fashion, and Hospitality and Tourism. Students will explore each type of business and how 363 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES promotions, advertising, and pricing strategies are specifically used in these (Grades 10-12 only) This course is designed to be equivalent to a first semester three concentrations. A variety of learning tools will accompany the course introductory college computing course for non-Computer Science majors. including field trips and guest speakers as well as career exploration in the Students will learn the foundational concepts of computer science and explore three marketing areas. how computing and technology impact the world. The course will provide the Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing 1 .50 credit fundamentals of computing: including problem solving, working with data, understanding the Internet, cyber security, and programming. Students will also COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually All of the computer science courses are electives and satisfy the STEM graduation and collaboratively with peers to solve problems and write about the importance requirement. They are highly recommended for students pursuing STEM careers. of these problems and their impacts to their community, society, and the world. Prerequisites are stated as recommendations for success by most students. The AP exam includes a written test and the submission of a create task Students who wish to take advanced courses without having satisfied the (program) to the College Board. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) prerequisites should either exempt a course by exam or gain permission from a Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or above in any Computer Science course OR member of the computer science department via an interview and proof of student work. with instructor permission. 1.0 credit 365 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A (JAVA) (Grades 10-12) This course will cover the entire curriculum as prescribed by the College Board for a one semester college course in computer science. This includes control structures, arrays, strings, classes, interfaces, files, and efficiency of algorithms. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the AP Computer Science A level exam. Students will be expected to engage in rigorous problem solving activities and utilize computer resources outside of class. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Programming 1 and Programming 2. *Note* Instructor permission may be granted on an individual basis for students who have only completed Programming 1. A summer Java assignment will be required for these students. 1.0 credit 368 ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (AP Weight) (Grades 11-12) This course will build on a solid foundation of computing methodology to introduce students to advanced representation and processing of data. Topics will include algorithm efficiency, recursion, inheritance, and dynamic memory allocation. Students will learn how to process data that is stored as strings, arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, sets, maps, files, and tree structures to solve a variety of real life application problems. This course includes second semester college-level computer science topics. Students will be expected to 321 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE engage in rigorous problem solving activities and utilize computer resources (Grades 9-12) This course is designed to introduce students to computer outside of class. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) science concepts and simple programming techniques in a hands-on Prerequisite: Recommended 84% or better in AP Computer Science A (Java) 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 DRIVER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT computer hardware and software, computer ethics, and careers in computer The Pennsylvania Department of Education and The Pennsylvania Department science. Students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 (80% or better) of Transportation require that students must attend a minimum of thirty (30) should begin the Computer Science sequence with Programming 1 instead. hours of classroom instruction in Driver Education. A student must complete (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) .50 credit the minimum of thirty (30) hours of instruction time, or they will be ineligible for the Drivers Training course and license testing through EHS. 325 PROGRAMMING 1 DE6 DRIVER EDUCATION (Grades 9-12) This course is designed to enable all students to develop better (Grades 10-12 only) Driver Education is a required course usually taken in the problem solving skills that will prepare them for many different fields of study and sophomore year. Driver education emphasizes personal and social problems future computer science courses. Utilizing the Python programming language, related to the safe and efficient movement of traffic. Major aims are to students will learn to write programs that include turtle graphics, input and emphasize the desirable role of the pedestrian and driver in traffic and to output, decisions, loops, functions, and strings. Programming assignments will develop the knowledge and attitudes needed for safe use of traffic facilities. relate to a variety of real-life applications. Students interested in taking AP Students will take this course online, except when online instruction is not Computer Science (Java) during the following school year should register for appropriate for a student’s instructional needs. In such cases, the course will be offered in a face-to-face format. .25 credit both Programming 1 and Programming 2. (Fulfills STEM requirement for graduation) DRIVER TRAINING Prerequisite: Recommended 80% or better in Introduction to Computer Science (Ages 16, 17, 18) Driver Training is an elective course offered to 16-year-old OR completion of Algebra 1 with an 80% or better .50 credit students. Each student must have parental permission to drive a motor vehicle. A learner’s permit must be obtained by the student. Driver training consists of 326 PROGRAMMING 2 nine hours of simulation, and three hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. The (Grades 10-12) This course is a continuation of Programming 1. Students will purpose of the twelve-hour course is to develop, through the use of realistic extend their knowledge of Python by writing programs that include strings, lists, situations, the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for safe and efficient text input and output, searching and sorting, and recursion. Students will also operation of the automobile in urban, rural and superhighway traffic. There is transition to Java programming language in preparation for the AP Computer an additional fee associated with Driver Training. Students can register for this Science A (Java) course. course on the Driver’s Training page on the EHS website. Prerequisite: Driver Education
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