EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL 2021-2022 - PROGRAM OF STUDIES - East Penn School District

 
EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL 2021-2022 - PROGRAM OF STUDIES - East Penn School District
EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL
    PROGRAM OF STUDIES

      2021-2022
EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL 2021-2022 - PROGRAM OF STUDIES - East Penn School District
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.
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                                               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
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                                                                                 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:
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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.
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                               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.
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                     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.
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                                          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
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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.
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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
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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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