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KIEL HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS BOOKLET 2019 – 2020
KIEL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT OPTIONS COURSE OFFERINGS & DESCRIPTIONS 2019-2020 Eric Ward, Principal Dawn Mueller, Associate Principal Heidi Aprill, School Counselor TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION ONE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SECTION TWO DEPARTMENTS, COURSE OFFERINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS SECTION THREE KIEL eSCHOOL SECTION FOUR RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES FOR CAREER CLUSTERS SECTION FIVE WORK BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES SECTION SIX EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT/ START COLLEGE NOW OPPORTUNITIES SECTION SEVEN PUBLIC SCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT The mission of the Kiel Area School District is to provide an opportunity for each student to receive a comprehensive, personal, future-focused education in a safe, supportive environment for the purpose of achieving excellence in their lifelong pursuits, through a partnership of family, school and community.
Section One GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
KIEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS A minimum of twenty-nine (29) credits are required for graduation. This includes one (1) credit for career portfolio completion and one (1) required on-line course. Students must also successfully pass the State of Wisconsin required Civics Exam. All students must take a minimum of eight (8) credits each of their freshmen, sophomore and junior years of high school. Seniors on track for graduation are required to take six (6) credits. English - 4 credits Math - 3 credits Science - 3 credits Social Studies - 3 credits 1 credit United States History .5 credit American Government Physical Education - 1.5 credits (Required 3 of 4 years) Health - .5 credit Electives - 13 credits Career Portfolio - 1 credit
Section Two DEPARTMENTS, COURSE OFFERINGS & DESCRIPTIONS
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM PLANNING Selection of High School Courses Students and parents are asked to carefully plan course selections each year. A student’s selection of courses should have direction and purpose. Choosing classes with a definite goal in mind will better prepare the student for the future. Course selections should reflect a student’s interests, abilities and goals. In summary, course selections should: Fulfill high school graduation requirements Fulfill entrance requirements for schools of higher education Prepare for the rigor of courses in higher education Assist in choosing a future career and/or occupation Have meaning, value and appeal to the student Course Selection Changes Planning a school course schedule for the following school year is a difficult task. When students complete their course selection sheet, they are under obligation to complete all of their courses. Schedule changes have a serious effect on the build of the master schedule, class sizes and teacher assignments. Schedule changes need to be kept to a minimum. Students will have a determined window of time in which they can make course request changes. Students will be informed of the window. Once the window closes, requests to CHANGE course selections must meet one of the following reasons: Mistake was made in student’s schedule; two courses scheduled at the same time, student did not request course. Student has not met prerequisites for a particular course. Teacher recommends a course change to correct an inappropriate placement; student does not have the skills to be “successful” in the course. Freshman, sophomores and juniors are not carrying 8 credits. Senior is not carrying the required 6 credits. Counselor and/or principal recommendation to improve overall master schedule.
Four Year University/College Course Requirements and Recommendations Requirements for admission into four year colleges or universities vary according to the specific school. The University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities recommends specific course selections to prepare the college bound student. The minimum course selections include 17 high school credits: English 4 credits Math 3 credits Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2 Social Studies 3 credits Natural Science 3 credits 2 credits must be lab science Additional 4 credits may be chosen from English, mathematics, natural science, social science/history, foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas. Two years of a single foreign language is required for admission to UW-Madison and strongly recommended at other colleges/universities. Students are encouraged to exceed the minimum number of college preparatory credits required for admission. Strong academic preparation for college helps to ensure success. Students who choose a rigorous high school curriculum including senior year course work are more successful in college. Colleges with highly selective admissions standards recommend four credits or more in academic areas. Wisconsin Technical Colleges Wisconsin Technical Colleges provide education and training in over 500 different specific career areas. Acceptance into technical colleges in Wisconsin requires a high school diploma, HSED or GED certificate. Technical colleges do not require the same types of courses required for admission into four year colleges. If planning to attend a technical college program of study, it is recommended to take as many high school courses as possible that are related to the student’s career choice. Laude Program A student can receive laude recognition by multiplying the number of advanced, transcripted or advanced placement courses by their individual cumulative grade point average. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 to qualify for the program. The three levels of designation are cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude. The following pages contain detailed information on Kiel High School’s laude program.
Kiel High School Cum Laude System 2019-2020 “Laude” Courses Department Designated “Laude” Courses Animal Science Fundamentals Intro to Horticulture Hydroponic Growing & Systems Agriculture Food Science Graphic Design 2 Painting & Drawing 2 Art Independent Study in Art Marketing Accounting I Business Education Accounting II Elective Independent Study in Educational Services Creative Writing AP Language & Composition English AP Literature & Composition Introduction to Hospitality Child Care Services Family & Consumer Education Culinary Arts 3 Spanish III Spanish Spanish IV Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Mathematics AP Statistics *Symphonic Band (Yr. 3 & 4) Music *All Vocal Music courses (Yr. 3 & 4) Physical Education/Health Personal Fitness Advanced Biology Physics AP Chemistry Science AP Biology Human Behavior History of Contemporary Problems Economics A.P. U.S. History Social Studies *Project Based Learning *Wood Manufacturing Technology 2 *Metal Manufacturing Technology 2 *Construction Technology 2 *Communication Technology 2 Technology Education *Engineering Technology 2 *Indicates additional “course requirements” must be met to receive “laude” credit for this course. See course instructor for further details.
Kiel High School Cum Laude System “Laude” Courses” Department Designated “Laude” Courses Creative Writing Honors Biology Honors Chemistry Physics Personal Fitness Economics Psychology Kiel eSchool Courses Pre-Calculus Spanish III Any AP course Additional courses proposed for “Laude” credit MUST be approved in advance. Early College Credit Courses Courses Start College Now Courses Youth Apprenticeship Program
Kiel High School Laude Recognition Ranges G.P.A. 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 26 104 101.4 98.8 96.2 93.6 91 88.4 25 100 97.5 95 92.5 90 87.5 85 24 96 93.6 91.2 88.8 86.4 84 81.6 Number of 23 92 89.7 87.4 85.1 82.8 80.5 78.2 Laude Level 22 88 85.8 83.6 81.4 79.2 77 74.8 Courses 21 84 81.9 79.8 77.7 75.6 73.5 71.4 (.5 credit 20 80 78 76 74 72 70 68 Courses) 19 76 74.1 72.2 70.3 68.4 66.5 64.6 18 72 70.2 68.4 66.6 64.8 63 61.2 17 68 66.3 64.6 62.9 61.2 59.5 57.8 16 64 62.4 60.8 59.2 57.6 56 54.4 15 60 58.5 57 55.5 54 52.5 51 14 56 54.6 53.2 51.8 50.4 49 47.6 13 52 50.7 49.4 48.1 46.8 45.5 44.2 12 48 46.8 45.6 44.4 43.2 42 40.8 11 44 42.9 41.8 40.7 39.6 38.5 37.4 10 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 9 36 35.1 34.2 33.3 32.4 31.5 30.6 CALCULATION INFORMATION Students with a 3.4 GPA or better (no rounding) are eligible for Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude recognition. The student’s recognition level will be determined by multiplying the GPA at the end of their senior year, times the number of advanced classes taken throughout their four years at Kiel High School. Only KHS’s approved list of advanced level courses (in addition to College/Technical College Youth Options and “advanced standing” courses) will be considered advanced courses for the purpose of the Laude recognition process. Examples: 3.5 GPA X 12 Adv. Courses = 42 (Cum Laude) 3.7 GPA X 20 Adv. Courses = 74 (Magna Cum Laude) 3.6 GPA X 25 Adv. Courses = 90 (Summa Cum Laude)
2019-2020 COURSE OFFERINGS AGRICULTURAL & LIFE 176 Senior English (1.0) 280 Biology (1.0) SCIENCES 182 A.P. English-Language and 285 Earth Science (1.0) 110 Introduction to Agriculture Composition (1.0) Laude 286 Chemistry (1.0) (1.0) 183 A.P. English-Literature and 289 Physics (1.0) Laude 111 Animal Science Composition (1.0) Laude 300 Advanced Biology (1.0) Fundamentals (1.0) Laude 186 Creative Writing (1.0) Laude Laude 112 Natural Resource Sciences 301 A.P. Chemistry (2.0) Laude (.5) FAMILY & CONSUMER 355 A.P. Biology (2.0) Laude 115 Veterinary and Small Animal EDUCATION Science (.5) 390 Culinary Arts 1 (.5) SOCIAL STUDIES 128 Food Science (.5) Laude 392 Culinary Arts 2 (.5) 310 U.S. History I (.5) 178 Personal Leadership (.5) 394 Culinary Arts 3 (.5) Laude 311 U.S. History II (.5) 362 Vocational Aide (.5) 221 Clothing & Textiles (.5) 314 World History I (.5) 375 Intro to Horticulture (1.0) 222 Introduction to Hospitality 315 World History II (.5) Laude (.5) Laude 318 History of Contemporary 376 Hydroponic Growing & 223 Housing and Interiors (.5) Problems (.5) Laude Systems (1.0) Laude 225 Adult Life (.5) 319 World Geography (.5) 226 Parents and Children (.5) 320 American Government (.5) ART 126 Child Care Services (.5) 323 Human Behavior (.5) Laude 130 Introduction to Art (1.0) Laude 326 Economics (.5) Laude 131 Ceramics (.5) 328 Personal Financial 132 Crafts (.5) SPANISH Management (.5) 134 Painting and Drawing 1 (.5) 214 Spanish I (1.0) 364 A.P. U.S. History (1.0) 135 Painting and Drawing 2 (.5) 215 Spanish II (1.0) Laude Laude 205 Spanish III (1.0) Laude 367 Civic Engagement (.5) 136 Sculpture (.5) 208 Spanish IV (1.0) Laude 4017 Project Based Learning 146 Graphic Design 1 (.5) (.5) Laude 148 Graphic Design 2 (.5) Laude MATHEMATICS 137 Independent Study in Art 230 Algebra 1 (1.0) TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Laude 232 Geometry (1.0) 4024 Wood Manufacturing 236 Algebra 2 (1.0) Technology 1 (1.0) BUSINESS EDUCATION 382 Statistics & Probability (1.0) 4025 Wood Manufacturing 149 Information Processing (.5) 274 Pre-Calculus (1.0) Laude Technology 2 (1.0) 155 Personal Recordkeeping 173 AP Statistics (1.0) Laude 4028 Metal Manufacturing (.5) 305 AP Calculus AB (1.0) Laude Technology 1 (1.0) 156 Business Planning & 383 AP Calculus BC (1.0) Laude 4029 Metal Manufacturing Accounting (.5) 353 Math with Business Technology 2 (1.0) Laude 158 Personal and Business Law Applications (1.0) 4032 Construction Technology 1 (.5) (1.0) 161 Business Procedures and MUSIC 4033 Construction Technology 2 Communications (.5) 251 Concert Choir (1.0) (1.0) 166 Marketing (.5) Laude 252 Treble Choir (1.0) 4036 Communication 159 Accounting I (1.0) Laude 253 Symphonic Band (1.0) Technology 1 (1.0) 160 Accounting II (1.0) Laude 254 Show Choir (1.0) 4037 Communication Technology 2 (1.0) ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 4040 Engineering Technology 1 260 Physical Education 9 (.5) (1.0) 147 Independent Study 264 Physical Education 10 (.5) 4041 Engineering Technology 2 Educational Services (.5) 272 Physical Education 11 (.5) (1.0) Laude 276 Personal Fitness (.5) Laude 298 Adventure I (.5) WORK-BASED LEARNING ENGLISH 410 Employability Skills (.5) 171 Freshman English (1.0) 411 Work-Based Learning 172 Sophomore English (1.0) SCIENCE Experience Program (1.0) 174 Junior English (1.0) 281 Integrated Lab Science (1.0)
AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES Why this course is important: We live and will continue to live in a world dependent 110 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE upon agriculture. Prepare yourself to be an informed and smart consumer and/or producer of the 1000’s of agricultural products Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10 that you will use every day for the rest of your life. Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11 Prerequisites: None 112 NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES Course Credit: 1.0 Course Fee: $7.50 Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 What you will learn in this course: Prerequisites: None Do you eat? Do you wear clothes? If so, you’re Course Credit: .5 involved in agriculture. This course sticks to the basics of Course Fee: $5 agriculture and its importance to every human on earth for basic *Science credit equivalency needs and luxuries. Kiel is an agricultural community and all your life you will be purchasing agricultural products. Become a wise What you will learn in this course: community member and smart consumer through agricultural Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you want to learn education. We will also use the FFA Organization to expose you about whitetail deer, forestry and natural art? This class will cover to the virtues of leadership. the identification of common Wisconsin fish and wildlife, selection of trees, land use, ecology, forestry management, soil and water How you will learn in this course: management, and the study of ecosystems and conservation You will learn in this class through several lab projects principles. and activities, worksheets, and a few individual research problems. How you will learn in this course: You will learn through class discussions, projects and Why this course is important: individual research and presentation. This class makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, Why this course is important: personal growth and career success. This class is strongly This course will raise your awareness and appreciation suggested for students prior to enrolling in the other Agricultural of Wisconsin’s natural resources and prepare you for a possible Education classes. career in wildlife, forestry, or resource management. 111 ANIMAL SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS (Laude Course) 376 HYDROPONIC GROWING & SYSTEMS (Laude Course) **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this (formerly Fall Controlled Environment Agriculture) course. **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 course. Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 recommended Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Course Credit: 1.0 Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture Course Fee: $5 recommended Technical college dual credit Course Credit: 1.0 *Science credit equivalency Course Fee: $10 Technical college dual credit What you will learn in this course: *Science credit equivalency Think agriculture is just about how to milk a cow? Think again. Many of today’s medical, technological and What you will learn in this course: environmental advances are agriculturally developed. Come Understanding the integrated principles needed for the discover new and exciting techniques in genetics, reproduction, successful management of a sustainable food production marketing, animal husbandry, evaluation, and leadership. greenhouse is necessary. Students will study the biology of food Agriculture will be our vehicle on this amazing and educational production systems by exploring a variety of hydroponic systems journey into tomorrow’s way of life. and raised beds while growing and harvesting food that will be used in their very own school lunch program. How you will learn in this course: You will learn in this course through many hands-on How you will learn in this course: projects and demonstrations and supplemental worksheets. Classroom and laboratory content will be enhanced Computer simulations will also be used. through the use of the Agriculture Research Facility, using appropriate equipment and technology in alignment with many core subject are concepts.
Why this course is important: Why this course is important: As populations continue to expand, the importance of This course will provide students the opportunity to food production in a condensed, climate-controlled environment learn about plants grown locally and worldwide. increases. 128 FOOD SCIENCE (Laude Course) 115 VETERINARY AND SMALL ANIMAL SCIENCE **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 course. Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: None Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 Course Credit: .5 Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Course Fee: $5 Prerequisites: A combination of any two agriculture courses is required. What you will learn in this course: Biology, Chemistry, and Culinary Interested in learning about the field of Veterinary Arts I recommended. Science? This course addresses the basic anatomy and Course Credit: .5 functions of systems throughout the body. Students will practice Course Fee: $15 handling procedures of live animals, animal care, sutures, and *Science credit equivalency wrapping wounds all while working in a hands-on lab setting. Current day veterinary practices and procedures will be examined What you will learn in this course: during the course. This course will provide a complement field of Interested in learning about the science behind the study to students interested in Chemistry, Engineering, Health, food? This course addresses the processing of raw products into Microbiology, and Production Agriculture. finished foods ready for the consumer to prepare and eat at home. Students will practice food processing and preservation How you will learn in this course: techniques, develop new food products and investigate all sectors Guest speakers, demonstrations, job shadows, and lab of the food science industry while working in a hands-on lab experiments are also part of this course. Students will also have setting. Explore the future in this course as we investigate the the opportunity to bring in and incorporate their own animals and application and implication of biotechnology in your life. pets into the class. If you love animals, you will love this class. How you will learn in this course: Why this course is important: Classroom presentations by food processing industry This class will offer the animal lover and student workers will provide students with information about career pursuing a vet science degree a basic background in small animal opportunities in food science. Current day agricultural and horse care. biotechnology processes, products and issues will be examined and discussed with ample hands-on, lab-oriented practice during 375 INTRO TO HORTICULTURE (Laude Course) the course. (formerly Spring Greenhouse Management and Landscape Design) Why this course is important: This course will create an applied scientific base for **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this students interested in providing safer, value added, and cost course. efficient products for our nation’s food supply. This course will provide a complement field of study to students interested in Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 Chemistry, Engineering, Microbiology, and Production Agriculture. Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriculture 362 VOCATIONAL AIDE recommended Course Credit: 1.0 Green Team/Greenhouse Management Course Fee: $10 Grade Level: 11, 12 Technical college dual credit Credit: .5 *Science Credit Equivalency Prerequisite: Greenhouse, Flowers & Plants, interview, instructor permission What you will learn in this class: Students will learn about plants grown locally and Agricultural Leadership worldwide. Topics will include horticultural careers, hydroponics, Grade Level: 12 plant taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, plant processes, Credit: .5 environmental factors, plant propagation, garden design and Prerequisite: FFA Officer custom planter design. Agriculture Engineering and Maintenance How you will learn in this course: Grade Level: 12 This is a hands-on class with laboratory activities in Credit: .5 both the high school classrooms, the Agriculture Research Facility Prerequisite: Interview, instructor permission and outdoor landscape design, installation and plant identification.
178 PERSONAL LEADERSHIP organize and direct group activities, enhance communication skills, demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure, and Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 work on individual goals in leadership. Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: None How you will learn in this course: Course Credit: .5 You will learn in this class through scenario situations, Course Fee: None mock role playing, motivational movie clips, team building challenges and activities, and developing your career pathway. What you will learn in this course: Have you ever considered your infinite potential? Why this course is important: Personal Leadership is designed to assist students in their This class makes a positive difference in the lives of success both in high school and their future careers. This course students by developing their potential for premier leadership, focuses on the application of leadership skills such as effective personal growth and career success in a fun and educational communication, teambuilding, and time management strategies. learning environment. Class activities include: parliamentary procedure, personality assessments, leadership styles, low ropes course, team building *Course fees are subject to change for 2019-2020 school challenges, role playing, and daily practice in communication year. skills. At the completion of this course, students will be able to
ART produce a fully formed, well crafted, and properly glazed art object. 139 INTRODUCTION TO ART 132 CRAFTS Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: None Prerequisites: Introduction to Art Course Credit: 1.0 Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: $10.00; $15.00 lab fee Course Fee: $10.00; $15.00 lab fee What you will learn in this course: What you will learn in this course: Introduction to Art students will learn to use the Students in crafts will be able to use a variety of Elements and Principles of Design to create works of 2- materials to produce objects in applied design. Fibers, metals, dimensional and 3-dimensional art forms. Students develop an glass, and other traditional craft media are used to explore art vocabulary through the production of drawings and design creative applications in paper making, mosaics, jewelry, and other problems. This is the prerequisite course, which will explore applied design projects. Using a firm foundation in the Elements media such as watercolor, printmaking, ceramic, and drawing. and Principles of Design craft students learn to discriminate, Students will learn to draw from direct observation through select, and execute well crafted decorative objects. Through the assignments given in a series of drawings kept in a weekly production of weekly sketches students learn to build a design sketchbook. notebook necessary for the production of craft objects. How you will learn in this course: How you will learn in this course: Students learn design and construction techniques Demonstrations and lectures are the primary sources through demonstrations and hands-on methods of the Visual Arts for instruction in the crafts. Time is given to the discussion and process. Art students will learn to identify, describe and produce critiques of forms created. art works based upon studies of artists from the past through the present through the discovery via Art History. Students will learn Why this course is important: to incorporate the use of technology to research artists and art Students learn how to plan and produce applied movements. design problems through inspired design and a knowledge of techniques of production. Why this course is important: Students will develop an understanding and 134 PAINTING AND DRAWING 1 appreciation of the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms of Visual Arts. Students taking this course will become more Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 confident in the production of art works in drawing, painting, Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 printmaking and ceramics mediums. Students will find a personal Prerequisites: Introduction to Art media to explore more in depth in future KHS Visual Arts courses. Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: $10.00; $15.00 lab fee 131 CERAMICS (formerly Pottery) What you will learn in this course: Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Painting and Drawing I students will learn to use a Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 variety of drawing and painting media to create art works Prerequisites: Introduction to Art reflecting and understanding of the possibilities and limitations of Course Credit: .5 each media. Using extended studies of a few subject areas, Course Fee: $10.00; $15.00 lab fee students gain knowledge of the timely nature of art production. Through the use of a weekly sketchbook, students gain a What you will learn in this course: resource tool for use in their course work. Ceramics students will learn to create functional forms from clay using pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques. How you will learn in this course: Potters will learn to use glazes and textured effects to decorate Information and direction comes though lecture, forms constructed. A sketchbook of assigned drawings is demonstration, discussion and visual media to stimulate the evaluated on a weekly basis to build a strong basis for projects student in the production of quality art works. The emphasis is on constructed. Learning to use the potter’s wheel is a required developing skills in a select few mediums through interpretation of component of this course. assignments given. How you will learn in this course: Why this course is important: Students learn construction techniques through Artists taking this course will become more confident in demonstrations, lectures, and videos of the methods of clay the production of art works in drawing and painting mediums. building. A “hands on” approach is emphasized with students Students will find a personal media to explore more in depth in developing techniques of craftsmanship through trial and error. Painting and Drawing 2. Why this course is important: Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the ceramic form as art. Ceramics students are able to
135 PAINTING AND DRAWING 2 (Laude Course) and discover the powerful nature of materials manipulated by hand. **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this course. 146 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1 Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: Successful completion of Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Painting and Drawing 1 Prerequisites: Introduction to Art Course Credit: .5 Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: $10.00; $15.00 lab fee Course Fee: $10.00 What you will learn in this course: What you will learn in this course: Painting and Drawing 2 students will learn to use This course will provide you with a broad range of drawing and painting techniques to develop personal statements creating art in the digital form. Through this course, the student in a variety of subject matter. The student is responsible for will understand Graphic Design terminology in addition to the finding an appropriate media and subject matter for in depth Elements and Principals of Art, become exposed to Adobe studies, using skills, concepts, and personal points of view to Illustrator – Photoshop – InDesign, be able to identify applicable bring to life art works reflecting their own vision of what art can be. aesthetic and historical aspects of Graphic Arts, appreciate the Artists maintain a sketchbook to record and disseminate ideas for arts through the medium of technology, and give and receive the production of art. constructive criticism appropriately. How you will learn in this course: How you will learn in this course: Information and direction comes through lecture, Students will work with Adobe Photoshop, learning the demonstration, discussion, and visual media to stimulate the most important topics within the program. The student will learn student in the production of quality works of art. More how to get started with Photoshop by learning the basic tools. responsibility is placed upon the student artist for their own Next, the student will apply that knowledge by working with layers, learning, using a point of view developed in Painting and making selections, incorporating color techniques, and placing Drawing 1. type in an image. The student will then focus on using painting tools, working with special layer functions, creating special effects Why this course is important: with filters, and enhancing specific selection. Other topics that will The Painting and Drawing students learn to become be covered include image repair and creating and optimizing more discriminating in making choices in the production of art images for the Web. works. They make choices, develop a concept, and execute the piece using skills and techniques they have personally developed. Why this course is important: This course is designed to develop both technical and 136 SCULPTURE artistic skills using computers as a creative tool to generate images. Digital art created in this course will be applied to Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 electronic slide shows, web page and hard copy prints. Students Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 interested in this course should have a basic working knowledge Prerequisites: Introduction to Art of computers. Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: $10.00; $15.00 lab fee 148 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 (Laude Course) What you will learn in this course: **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this Sculpture students will learn to create three- course. dimensional art in both abstract and realistic forms. Students will be able to use clay, cardboard, paper mache, wood, and metal to Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 form, shape, and build well crafted art objects. Sculptors will be Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 aware of historical examples and their importance to the creation Prerequisites: Successful completion of of contemporary sculptures. Students will learn to maintain a Graphic Design 1 sketchbook to record ideas to be used in the creation of their art Course Credit: .5 assignments. Course Fee: $10 How you will learn in this course: What you will learn in this course: Information and direction comes through the use of This course is a second level course, taken after demonstration, discussion, lecture and visuals from art history. Graphic Design 1. This course will continue to prepare students Students learn to respond and produce art through the who are interested in pursuing a Graphic Design career in a interpretation of information delivered and their own concepts. variety of challenging areas for print media. Skills needed to be successful in this course include aesthetic appreciation, a creative Why this course is important: imagination, attention to detail, a willingness to complete tasks Sculptors will become aware of the construction, efficiently and an ability to work under pressure to meet concepts, and materials needed to produce three-dimensional deadlines. works of art. Students will find yet another form of self-expression
How you will learn in this course: Introduction to Art, “B” average Through lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, in all art courses and instructor handouts and hands on experiences, students are encouraged to approval with the intent to develop the necessary skills for creative, independent and pursue visual arts field. problem solving activities. Students will use Adobe’s standard Course Credit: .5 vector graphics software to create digital art. The course will Course Fee: $10.00; $10.00 lab fee cover the basics of computer illustration and its use in print and web media. Students will navigate the work area, select objects, create and edit shapes, transform objects, draw with the pen and What you will learn in this course: pencil tools, apply color, manipulate type, build layers, adjust This course is designed for students who are seriously brushes, apply special effects, integrate files with web pages and interested in the practical experience of art. Students will need to other software, export files, set up output specifications, and work outside the classroom, as well as in class, and beyond expand on PDF options. scheduled periods. The Independent Study Art program is a course that allows students to acquire experiences beyond the Why this course is important: traditional Visual Arts classroom. This course consists of four This course will continue to expose and prepare projects that focus on the five visual arts benchmarks that students who are interested in the Visual Art and/or Graphic Arts students should be exposed to from grades nine through twelve. field. These benchmarks are: Art Making, Literacy in the Visual Arts, Making Connections through Visual Arts, Community and Cultural 0137 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART (Laude Course) Resources, and Careers and Life-long Learning in the Visual Arts. Each one of these assignments consists of three different parts: **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this research, essay and work of art. Students are expected to work course. individually on the four projects (with limited instructor assistance), which must be completed by the course period the Recommended Grade Level: 12 last day of a given term. Eligible Grade Level: 12 Prerequisites: 1.0 credit more of additional art *Course fees are subject to change for 2019-2020 school courses, Painting & Drawing 1, year. Painting & Drawing 2,
BUSINESS EDUCATION 156 BUSINESS PLANNING & ACCOUNTING (formerly 149 INFORMATION PROCESSING Business Recordkeeping) Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10 Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: None Prerequisites: None Course Credit: .5 Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: None Course Fee: None What you will learn in this course: What you will learn in this course: This course will provide students with the opportunity This course is designed to help students prepare for to develop knowledge and skills in Publishing and Adobe Photo occupations requiring a small amount of accounting skills. Shop. Students will demonstrate understanding on how to Students will learn basic double-entry accounting practices, as manage personal data, digital privacy/security, rights and well as a series of accounting activities. Students will create a responsibilities of intellectual property and proper research business plan for a business they create. methods. Formatting different types of personal and business documents will be emphasized. In addition, students will be able How you will learn in this course: to demonstrate professional presentation skills using a variety of Students will be involved in lectures/discussions, presentation software. This course is strongly recommended for working together and individually on worksheets, on the freshman and sophomores, as they will utilize the above skills board/screen. Students will work together to design their own throughout high school. business as an on-going project. How you will learn in this course: Why this course is important: Students will participate in daily practice on a PC, This course provides basic accounting skills. Business lectures, projects, discussions, etc. terminology is important to learn, especially for students who wish to further their knowledge in the business industry. Why this course is important: Computers are now found in all areas of study and 158 PERSONAL AND BUSINESS LAW work. It is important to learn, at a young age, how to use technology effectively and efficiently. Computer knowledge is a Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 lifelong skill. Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: None 155 PERSONAL RECORDKEEPING Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: None Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 What you will learn in this course: Prerequisites: None This course reviews the effect that law has on society. Course Credit: .5 The federal court system is looked at, as well as the state court Course Fee: `None system. Steps to a court trial are discussed and information on how to be an informed consumer becomes relevant in this class. What you will learn in this course: Rights and responsibilities of minors and adults are compared, This course is designed to provide students with the the effects of contracts, rights of employers and employees, training they will need in order to manage their personal finances. insurance, and the rights of a business owner. Students will learn about checking accounts, budgets, interest, credit, banking, and personal taxes. How you will learn in this course; Students will be involved in lecture/discussion, This class parallels Personal Financial Management. It is not worksheets, and group work. A field trip to the Manitowoc recommended to take these two classes during the same County is usually taken during the term. year. Why this course is important: How you will learn in this course: This class covers basic law and material that is Students will partake in lecture/discussion, work practical and necessary for everyone in their everyday living. together and individually on projects, use of Power Point, speakers, worksheets, and simulations will be implemented. The 161 BUSINESS PROCEDURES AND COMMUNICATIONS class will take a field trip to Finance Park for a budget simulation activity. Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Why this course is important: Prerequisites: Information Processing The skills taught in this class will be used now and Course Credit: .5 after graduation at a personal level. Knowledge of one’s own Course Fee: None personal finances is a necessary skill. It is a good idea for students to learn how to become aware of their finances at a What you will learn in this course: young age. Students will understand and apply concepts to business problems. Areas of study include: work place ethics,
written and verbal communication, personal development, events in the daily operation of business enterprises. It then workplace competencies, and business travel. Business careers builds up to discuss how the data is turned into information used will be explored and business/office procedures will be discussed. to calculate and report costs and profits, evaluate the health of a business, and to make important decisions. Students will become How you will learn in this course: familiar with accounting for the activities of small “sole proprietor” While a textbook, worksheets, lecture and discussion businesses, partnerships, and corporations. are the foundation for this course; a hands-on approach is used to simulate the office setting. How you will learn in this course: This class will combine a wide variety of learning Why this course is important: techniques. Concepts will be introduced through lecture and Students will develop skills necessary for a successful discussions. They will be reinforced through initially simple and transition to the business world-- the workplace of higher then more in-depth hands-on exercises. Activities will be both education. technical (how the work is done) and conceptual (why it is done and how it is used). Computer tools used by accountants, such 166 MARKETING (Laude Course) as spreadsheets, will be utilized. Accounting professionals will be brought in as speakers and current topics will be discussed. **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this Computer simulations may be used to ‘pull all pieces together’ course. from both practical and conceptual perspectives. Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Why this course is important: Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Accounting is a growing and well-compensated Prerequisites: None profession. Students who pursue accounting careers can expect Course Credit: .5 to find a variety of well-paid and rewarding jobs. The course will Course Fee: None provide a solid foundation for future accounting studies and help them explore this possible career option. What you will learn in this course: Marketing is an introductory course for students 160 ACCOUNTING II (Laude Course) interested in a business or marketing career. Students will study marketing activities and functions in a business or organization to **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this get goods, services, or ideas from where they are produced or course. created to where they are consumed. Marketing, merchandising and economic concepts will be emphasized. This course will Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 provide students with techniques in contemporary marketing Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 including selling, promotion, buying, marketing research, Prerequisite: Accounting I product/service planning, management, personal marketing, and Course Credit: 1.0 career planning. Course Fee: None How you will learn in this course: What you will learn in this course: This course integrates class discussion, research, Accounting II is a continuation of Accounting I. This project and portfolio development in assessing student learning. course will cover the complete accounting cycle for a Group and individual projects will highlight contemporary merchandising business organized as a corporation. The marketing techniques and skills. fundamental principles of accounting will be reinforced, but the course will focus primarily on more advanced accounting Why this course is important: concepts and procedures. These procedures include recording This course provides students with an interest in transactions into different types of journals, posting to ledgers, marketing and business to acquire contemporary techniques and recording purchases returns and allowances, recording skills in marketing. This course will assist students in making international sales, accounting for uncollectible accounts, plant career decisions. assets and depreciation, inventory, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, and distributing dividends. 159 ACCOUNTING I (Laude Course) How you will learn in this course: **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this This class will combine a wide variety of learning course. techniques. Concepts will be introduced through lecture and discussions. They will be reinforced through initially simple and Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 then more in-depth hands-on exercises. Activities will be both Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 technical (how the work is done) and conceptual (why it is done Prerequisite: None and how it is used). Computer tools used by accountants, such Course Credit: 1.0 as spreadsheets, will be utilized. Accounting professionals will be Course Fee: None brought in as speakers and current topics will be discussed. Computer simulations may be used to ‘pull all pieces together’ What you will learn in this course: from both practical and conceptual perspectives. Accounting I is an introductory course in accounting and reporting for the activities of businesses in financial terms. Why this course is important: This high school level course introduces the basic tools of Accounting is a growing and well-compensated accounting, such as debits and credits, used to record economic profession. Students who pursue accounting careers can expect
to find a variety of well-paid and rewarding obs. The course will provide a solid foundation for future accounting studies and help *Course fees are subject to change for 2019-2020 school them explore this possible career option. year.
ENGLISH 174 JUNIOR ENGLISH 171 FRESHMAN ENGLISH Recommended Grade Level: 11 Recommended Grade Level: 9 Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9 Prerequisites: Freshman English. Students Prerequisites: None must successfully complete Course Credit: 1.0 Sophomore English. Course Fee: None Course Credit: 1.0 Course Fee: None What you will learn in this course: Students will learn the fundamentals for Reading, What you will learn in this course: Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language as related to the Students will develop an awareness of both American Common Core State Standards. The course will focus on and global experience by reading a variety of authors. Students studying fiction, informational text, poetry, drama, and will also learn speaking and multi-media presentations Shakespearan multicultural. Research, analysis, and expository techniques. Student will continue to build on the fundamentals of writing will be a focus. Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language while expanding their ability to analyze primary source documents. How you will learn in this course: Students will read and discuss literature and How you will learn in this course: informational text. Students will write short papers and focus on The class integrates reading, writing, research, and grammar, spelling, listening, and speaking skills. critical interpretation through analysis of literature and informational texts including seminal documents. Group and Why this course is important: individual presentations will emphasize public speaking and multi- This course will assist students to understand and media productions. Literature is thematically arranged to share in the ideas and world experiences of others. Successful emphasize authors and explore all literature, including short completion of this course is required for graduation and stories, poetry, essays, nonfiction, and drama. fundamental to college and career readiness. Why this course is important: 172 SOPHOMORE ENGLISH This course will help you improve communication skills needed for jobs, life, or college. Successful completion of this Recommended Grade Level: 10 course is required for graduation. Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10 Prerequisites: Freshman English 176 SENIOR ENGLISH Course Credit: 1.0 Course Fee: None Recommended Grade Level: 12 Eligible Grade Level: 11, 12 What you will learn in this course: Prerequisites: Freshman English, Sophomore Students in this course will continue developing and English, Junior English. strengthening their Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Course Credit: 1.0 Language skills. The class will provide opportunities to explore Course Fee: None multiple themes through investigating both literary and informative text. Students will continue to develop their research skills and What you will learn in this course: improve their grammar and usage skills. Multiple novels, drama, Students will enhance and increase proficiency in and other multimedia genres will be incorporated. Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language as emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. Students will How you will learn in this course: develop an appreciation of human diversity through thematic Students will read nonfiction materials using them as exploration of literary and informational texts. mentor texts for their writing. Students will practice the writing process and use small group discussion, writer’s workshop, How you will learn in this course: various multimedia programs, and journal writing to improve Students will investigate facets of world and multi- writing skills. cultural literature and informational texts through real world application. Why this course is important: This course will help students improve communication Why this course is important: skills needed for jobs, life, or college. Successful completion of This course will help students prepare the this course is required for graduation. communication skills needed for jobs, life or college in our global society. It qualifies as one of the four English credits required for graduation. 182 A.P. ENGLISH-LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (Laude Course) **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this course.
should consider a work structure, style, and themes as well as Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 such smaller scale elements as the use of figurative language, Eligible Grade Level: 11, 12 imagery, symbolism, and tone. STUDENTS WILL PREPARE Prerequisites: Average grade of 3.0 or higher in FOR THE AP EXAM OFFERED IN MAY. Freshman English, Sophomore English, and Junior English. How you will learn in this course: Teacher recommendation. Students will read from a variety of time periods. Course Credit: 1.0 Poetry, short stories, novels, a play, and other genres will be Course Fee: None included. Critical reading, analysis, writing, and journal writing will enhance students’ understanding of English. Individual teacher What you will learn in this course; and student presentations combined with group presentations will The AP course in Language and Composition engages contribute to the educational process. Extensive AP exam students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety preparation will take place during multiple class periods. of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their Why this course is important: writing and their reading should make students aware of the Students of advanced English ability and motivation interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience, expectations, deserve the opportunity to experience English at the college level. and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the The course content and peer grouping will assist students in resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. college preparation. Those enrolled in the class will prepare STUDENTS WILL PREPARE FOR THE AP EXAM OFFERED IN for the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. MAY. Students earning an acceptable score will earn three college credits. An advanced placement class (college level course content) requires a student to commit one hour of homework/study a night An advanced placement class (college level course content) to learn and be successful in class. requires a student to commit one hour of homework/study a night to learn and be successful in class. (Course is offered terms How you will learn in this course: three and four.) Students will engage in individual and group reading, writing, and analysis. Researching a topic will assist students 186 CREATIVE WRITING (Laude Course) when writing their research paper. Novel reading, discussion, journal writing, and projects will enable students to delve into an **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this author’s book. Listening to student and teacher presentations will course. enhance educational development. EXTENSIVE AP exam preparation will take place during multiple class periods. Recommended Grade Level: 12 Eligible Grade Level: 11, 12 Why this course is important: Prerequisites: Freshman English, Sophomore Students of advanced English ability and motivation English, and Junior English deserve the opportunity to experience English at the college level. recommended The course content and peer grouping will assist students in Course Credit: 1.0 college preparation. Those enrolled in the class will prepare Course Fee: None for the AP English Language and Composition Exam. Students earning an acceptable score will earn three college What you will learn in this course: credits. (Course is offered terms one and two.) Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the creative writing process by writing extensively in different 183 A.P. ENGLISH-LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (Laude genres such as poetry, short stories, drama, and non-fiction. To Course) better understand the writing process, students will explore the tactics and strategies employed by renowned authors. Along with **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this the development of written communication skills, the students will course. develop better verbal communication skills as well as a better understanding of themselves and their relationships the world Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 around them. Eligible Grade Level: 11, 12 Prerequisites: Average grade of 3.0 or higher in How you will learn in this course: Freshman English, Sophomore The course combines thorough investigations of English, and Junior English. prominent authors, their works, and their thoughts on writing with Teacher recommendation. rigorous writing assignments that enable students to grow as Course Credit: 1.0 writers and thinkers. After researching the ideas of renowned Course Fee: None poets, fiction writers, playwrights, and journalists, the students will compose extensive poems, short stories, drama, and non-fiction What you will learn in this course: pieces of their own. The writing in the initial three units of the The AP course in Literature and Composition engages course will be a reflective nature and will serve as starting points students in careful reading and critical analysis of literature. for the more directed writing units that follow. Students will keep Through close reading of several texts, students should deepen reflective journals, devise writing portfolios that highlight each their understanding of ways writers use language to provide both student’s growth as a writer, rely heavily on peer review, and meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students explore the publishing process.
enhance their own writing abilities. This course will help you Why this course is important: improve communication skills necessary for jobs, life, or college. Creative Writing is a supplemental English elective course that cannot be taken in place of the required *Course fees are subject to change for 2019-2020 school Freshmen English, Sophomore English, Junior English and year. Senior English/AP Literature and Language courses. It will, however, serve to facilitate the writing and reflective processes of those students with junior standing who wish to explore and KHS ENGLISH COURSES FLOW CHART 2019-2020 Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5 Freshman English & Freshman Year Freshman English Sophomore English Freshman English Freshman English Freshman English Sophomore English Sophomore English Sophomore Year Sophomore English Junior English & Junior English Sophomore English & Junior English Junior Year Junior English AP Lang AP Lang Junior English AP Lang & AP Lit UW- System/Technical College OR Online Senior Year Senior English AP Lit AP Lit AP Lang & AP Lit Options
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE 394 CULINARY ARTS 3 (Laude Course) EDUCATION **Students should expect a higher level of rigor in this 390 CULINARY ARTS 1 course. Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Eligible Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: None Prerequisites: “C” or better in Culinary Arts II Course Credit: .5 Course Credit: .5 Course Fee: $15.00; $15.00 lab fee Course Fee: $15.00; $15.00 lab fee What you will learn in this course: What you will learn in this course: This interesting and fun course teaches students basic life skills in food selection and preparation and helps them Culinary Arts III concentrates on food service opportunities. The appreciate and understand the importance of food choices and students will be creating and running a restaurant. Student will be eating habits for a healthy life. This course is suitable for all responsible for all jobs in the restaurant. All students must students interested in developing healthy lifestyles. This course complete a mandatory safety and sanitation unit before covers kitchen basics, food safety, culinary art skills such as knife participating in any food preparation labs. This course will be the skills, garnishing and plate presentation and many cooking labs. third level in the hotel and tourism career pathway. How you will learn in this course: How you will learn in this course: Students will learn through direct instruction, presentations, textbook readings, worksheets, projects, and lab Students will learn through direct instruction, presentations, experiences. textbook readings, worksheets, projects, and lab experiences. Why this course is important: Why this course is important: An integral part of family work involves providing for family members’ well-being and includes those actions involving An integral part of family work involves providing for family food. Students will learn how to make more deliberate and members’ well-being and includes those actions involving food. informed decisions related to food. This course covers all Students will learn how to make more deliberate and informed essential information and skills needed to cook at home or in decisions related to food. This course covers all essential culinary programs in post-secondary institutions. information and skills needed to prepare meals at home or for further enrollment in culinary programs at a postsecondary 392 CULINARY ARTS 2 institution. Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 221 CLOTHING & TEXTILES Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisites: Culinary Arts I, “C” or better Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course Credit: .5 Eligible Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Course Fee: $15.00; $15.00 lab fee Prerequisites: None Course Credit: .5 What you will learn in this course: Course Fee: None. Students will provide their Culinary Arts II concentrates on nutrition, eating habits, own sewing supplies & and consumer awareness as applied to many of the individual materials. components of a meal, such as fruits and vegetables, soups, salads, sauces, pastas and grains, casseroles, sandwiches, etc. What you will learn in this course: All students must complete a mandatory safety and sanitation unit This course will cover textile identification and fabric before participating in any food preparation labs. care. Students will learn technical reading through the use of pattern directions as well as clothing construction techniques. How you will learn in this course: Projects include zipper and button applications, garment design Students will learn through direct instruction, and construction as well as basic quilting techniques. Students presentations, textbook readings, worksheets, projects and lab will investigate the fashion industry and related clothing careers. experiences. Several projects will be required based on individual interests and level of skill. Why this course is important: An integral part of family work involves providing for How you will learn in this course: family members’ well-being and includes those actions involving This is basically a lab construction course with food. Students will learn how to make more deliberate and students also learning through teacher demonstration, textbook informed decisions related to food. This course covers all readings, and worksheets. essential information and skills needed to prepare meals at home or for further enrollment in culinary programs at a post secondary Why this course is important: institution. Throughout this course, students will gain experience in working to solve design problems, learn to follow written and
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