LAKEWOOD H.S - 2021/2022 CURRICULUM & COURSE OFFERINGS - Lakewood Local Schools

 
LAKEWOOD H.S - 2021/2022 CURRICULUM & COURSE OFFERINGS - Lakewood Local Schools
LAKEWOOD H.S.

 CURRICULUM &
COURSE OFFERINGS
   2021/2022
                Updated 2/14/21

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LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

          2021/2022 CURRICULUM & COURSE OFFERINGS

Parent/Student Letter                               3
Lakewood Graduation Course & Credit Requirements    4
Fine Art Requirements                               4
Typical Class Scheduling                            4
Typical Progress Toward Graduation                  4
Minimum Ohio Graduation Requirements- 2021 & 2022   5-6
Ohio Graduation Requirements- 2023 & Beyond         7-8
AP vs CCP?                                          9
AP Class Information                                9-10
College Credit Plus Program (CCP)                   10
Sample CCP Pathway- COTC                            11-12
Diploma with Honors                                 13-14
Valedictorian & Salutatorian Information            15
Schedule Change Policy                              15
Middle School Earned Credits                        15

                       Course Descriptions
English                                             16-18
English Electives                                   19-20
Family & Consumer Science                           21-22
Health/Physical Education                           23-24
Information Technology                              25-26
Math                                                27-29
Performing Arts                                     30-32
Science                                             33-36
Social Studies                                      37-39
STEM                                                40-41
Visual Arts                                         42
World Languages                                     43

                           APPENDICES
A- Career Pathway Guide                             44-50
B- College Edge Pathway                             51-52
C- Honors Diploma Planning Guide                    53-57
D- Sample 5 Year Planning Chart                     58
E- Course Registration Worksheet                    59
F- 2021-2022 Course Offering List                   60
G- Industry Recognized Credentials                  61
H- AP Contract                                      62
I- CCP Intent Form                                  63-64

                        ADDITIONAL ITEMS
Non-Discrimination Statement                        64
Mission Statement                                   64

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Lakewood High School

9331 Lancer Road

Hebron, Ohio 43025

(740)928-4526 office

(740)928-3731 fax

Dear Parents and Students:

        The scheduling of classes is vital to your success now and in the future. It is important that you take time
to review which courses you will need to graduate and which electives will best prepare you for your future. I
encourage you and your parents to explore all the opportunities available to you in this manual.

         Our schedule offers a variety of courses in traditional periods. This allows us flexibility in meeting the needs
of our students. Please be aware that courses in this guide are not necessarily going to be offered for the next
school year. There are several factors involved in deciding whether to run or not to run a course. The number of
students who request a course or our ability to accommodate (staffing, etc.) the course are two influencing
factors.

        This curriculum guide is designed to assist you and your parents in selection of classes. In addition, pages
4-66 of this book provide a lot of useful information. If you have any questions, please contact the high school.

Respectfully,

Kevin Krier- Principal                  kkrier@laca.org                 740.928.4526 ext. 4100

Jason Lee- Asst. Principal              jlee@laca.org                   740.928.4526 ext. 4101

Phil Sikorski- School Counselor

        Last names A-K                  psikorski@laca.org              740.928.4526 ext. 4108

Valerie Kieffer- School Counselor

        Last names L-Z                  vkieffer@laca.org               740.928.4526 ext. 4107

Dee Martindale- STEM Coordinator

                                        dmartindale@laca.org            740.928.4526 ext. 4109

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LAKEWOOD GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS- CLASS OF 2022 & BEYOND – 22 CREDITS*
       English – 4.0                                                           Physical Education – .50
       Math – 4.0 (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, 1 other)                    Careers – .50
       Science – 3.0 (1 Physical & 1 Biology, 1 other)                         Health – .50
       Social Studies – 3.0 (1 World History & 1 US History & 1 Government)    Information Technology – .50
       Fine Art- 1.0 or equivalent - (see below)                               Electives - 5.0

             *Even though the state only requires 20 credits to graduate, Lakewood requires 22 credits.

FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT: TWO SEMESTERS OR THE EQUIVALENT

   •    Coursework may be completed in any of grades 7 to 12.
   •    Permits students in grades 7 or 8 to count the course toward the fine art requirement. (No Credit Earned)

TYPICAL CLASS SCHEDULING

                        Points for Lakewood students to keep in mind when selecting courses:
                            • You are required to select 7 of 8 periods.
                            • You are required to take:

        9th GRADE                              10TH GRADE                       11TH GRADE                12TH GRADE
        1 credit English 1                     1 credit English 2               1 credit English 3, AP,   1 credit English 4, AP, or
                                                                                or CCP                    CCP
        1 credit Math                          1 credit Math                    1 credit Math             1 credit Math
        1 credit Science                       1 credit Science                 1 credit Science          1 credit Science
        1 credit World History                 1 credit US History              1 credit Government       1 credit History
        .25 credit Physical Education          .25 credit Physical Education    .50 Fine Art              .50 Fine Art
        .50 credit Information Technology      .50 credit Careers               Electives                 Electives
        .50 credit Health                      Elective                         Electives                 Electives

Students who do not complete the 9th & 10th grade credits by the end of their sophomore year are in danger of
being denied admittance to C-TEC. Students wanting to attend C-TEC must complete Algebra 1 by the end of
10th grade. Other courses that make up the 22 credits are considered electives.

TYPICAL PROGRESS TOWARD GRADUATION
For the purpose of testing and state reports, promotion is based on the number of years attending high school.
However, below is the number of credits that should be earned by the end of each year to be making satisfactory
progress toward graduation. Please monitor your credits.

                             •   By the end of Freshman year– a minimum of 5 ½ credits
                             •   By the end of Sophomore year- a minimum of 11 credits
                             •   By the end of Junior year- a minimum of 16 ½ credits

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AP vs CCP? What is the Difference?

   •    Both programs offer students who intend to pursue post-secondary education in any form or the
        opportunity to take challenging coursework and potentially earn college credits while still in high school.

                 AP Courses                                              CCP Courses
 Credits:        Earning college credit depends on how well a            Student will enroll in the college offering the credit
                 student scores on the national AP Exam in the           and will receive college credit on an official
                 spring. State/public universities within Ohio do have   transcript if he/she passes the course. Public/state
                 to award some college credit to any student who         colleges within Ohio will accept CCP credits with
                 earned a 3 or higher on the AP exam. However,           a grade of an A, B, or C for the class. CCP
                 some of the more selective schools may only             credit MAY NOT be awarded by all private
                 award credit if a student earned a 4 or a 5 on the      colleges within Ohio or by all out-of-state
                 AP exam. Some of the most selective schools (i.e.,      colleges. Please keep in mind that acceptance
                 an Ivy League school) may only award credit if a        of CCP credit hours FOR COLLEGE CREDIT does
                 score of 5 is earned. Please keep in mind that AP       vary from college to college and state to state.
                 policy will vary depending on the selectivity of the
                 school.

 Fee:            Student pays AP exam fee of approx. $95                 No fee unless student fails or drops the course
                                                                         after the college drop deadline

 Scheduling:     Recommend attending the AP meeting at LHS and           Student and parent must attend an informational
                 all must complete the AP Agreement.                     meeting (virtual for 2021) and submit Intent to
                                                                         Participate form. Student must qualify for the
                                                                         course with an ACT or ACCUPLACER test and
                                                                         apply to the college.

AP - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Advanced Placement exposes high school students to college-level courses. Advanced Placement courses are
college-level courses taught at the high school. They are, therefore, more difficult and require more preparation
by students. Students in AP courses should have the highest work ethic and seriousness in their approach to their
studies.

   1. All summer work for a given class is to be complete at the beginning of the first-class meeting of the year.
      Failure to produce completed summer work at the beginning of the first-class session may result in the
      student being placed in a different class (i.e., AP English 12 to general English 12, AP US Government to
      general Government) or simply removed from the class if no regular equivalent is available or applicable.
      Removal from an AP class eliminates the possibility of the weighted grade associated with AP.

   2. By enrolling in an AP course, the student agrees to take the National AP Exam in the spring at his/her own
        expense. Failure to complete the exam as prescribed in the National AP Standards may result in the
        student being denied the weighted grade associated with AP, and transcripted AP credit for the course.

   3. If, at the end of the first grading period, a student is failing (has earned an F for the quarter), that student
      may be removed from that particular AP course and then placed in a different class (AP English 12 to
      general English 12, AP Government to general Government) or simply removed from the class if no regular
      equivalent is available or applicable. In such a case, the student would be marked as “withdraw failing.”
      Removal from an AP class eliminates the possibility of being awarded the weighted grade associated
      with AP. Students must sign the AP Agreement and take the AP test at the end of the year.

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Current AP Course Offerings:
       Language & Composition (Jr. level)                    Literature & Composition (Sr. level)
       Statistics (Not Offered in 21-22)                     Calculus AB
       Biology                                               Chemistry
       US History                                            US Government
       European History (Not offered in 21-22)               Computer Science Principles

         If Lakewood High School is in a Hybrid learning model for 21-22, AP classes will not be offered through
                                        the Lakewood Virtual Academy

             Refer to the LHS counseling website page for additional information- Click Here

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PROGRAM

The College Credit Plus program is open to students in grades 7-12. College Credit Plus is the new name for
programs such as Dual Enrollment and PSEOP (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program). The program
enables college qualified students to take college courses while in high school at a state supported
college/university at no cost to the student for tuition, books, or fees. There may be costs associated with College
Credit Plus at a private college or university should these institutions participate in the program. Students and
parents must have attended an informational meeting in the winter (virtual for 2021) and must meet all college
application requirements and deadlines. This typically includes meeting a cut score determined by an ACT or
ACCUPLACER test. Students must apply to all institutions for which they wish to be considered for CCP admissions.

Lakewood High School offers college courses through this program which are housed at the high school for those
qualified students who do not wish to travel to the college campuses. To learn more, visit
https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp or see a school counselor! Students qualifying for the CCP Program who
successfully complete CCP classes hosted at Lakewood High School or at a participating college or university
will receive a weighted grade for each class. Please note: Students who attend C-TEC and take CCP classes do
not receive a weighted grade per C-TEC policy.

  Please be advised that the CCP courses begin a student’s collegiate academic transcript and grade point
                    average that will follow the student to all post-secondary institutions.

             Refer to the LHS counseling website page for additional information- Click Here

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Suggested Lakewood High School 15 College Credit Plus Pathway 1 via COTC

ENGL 112                        Composition I (LHS)                             3 sem. Hrs.

MATH 130                        Introduction to Statistics (LHS)                3 sem. Hrs.

SPCH 100                        Fundamentals of Communication (LHS)             3 sem. Hrs.

814                             Database Application (LHS)                      3 sem. Hrs.

PSY 100                         Introduction to Psychology @ COTC               3 sem. Hrs.

           Suggested Lakewood High School 30 College Credit Plus Pathway 2 via COTC
                                   (above courses included)

ENGL 113                        Composition 2 (LHS)                             3 sem. Hrs.

SPCH 205                        PUBLIC Speaking (LHS)                           3 sem. Hrs.

SOC 100                         Introduction to Sociology @ COTC                3 sem. Hrs.

ECON 105                        Principals of Macroeconomics @ COTC             3 sem. Hrs.

CIT 102                         Computer Applications for IT @ COTC             3 sem. Hrs.

                         ***3 Semester hours= 1 Unit of High School Credit***

                 For more information see the College Edge Pathway on Page 50.

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OHIO HIGH SCHOOL HONORS DIPLOMA CRITERIA

  Criterion         Ohio              Academic               Career Tech                   STEM                    Arts             Social Science &
                   Diploma                                                                                                         Civic Engagement
English          4 Units            4 units             4 units                      4 units                4 units               4 units
Math             4 units, must      4 units, Algebra    4 units, Algebra I,          5 units, Algebra I,    4 units, Algebra I,   4 units, Algebra I,
                 include one        I, Geometry,        Geometry, Algebra II (or     Geometry, Algebra      Geometry,             Geometry, Algebra II (or
                 unit of algebra    Algebra II (or      equivalent), and one         II (or equivalent),    Algebra II (or        equivalent), and one
                 II or equivalent   equivalent), and    other higher-level           and one other          equivalent), and      other higher-level course
                                    one other           course or 4 course           higher-level course    one other higher-     or 4 course sequence
                                    higher-level        sequence that contains       or 4 course            level course or 4     that contains equivalent
                                    course or 4         equivalent or higher         sequence that          course sequence       or higher content
                                    course              content                      contains 4             that contains
                                    sequence that                                    equivalent or          equivalent or
                                    contains                                         higher content4        higher content
                                    equivalent or
                                    higher content4
Science          3 units            4 units,            4 units, including 2 units   5 units, including 2   3 units, including    3 units, including 2 units
                                    including 2 units   of advanced science          units of advanced      2 units of            of advanced science
                                    of advanced         units2                       science units2         advanced science      units2
                                    science units2                                                          units2
Social Studies   3 units            4 units             4 units                      3 units                3 units               5 units
World            N/A                3 units of one      2 units of one world         3 units of one         3 units of one        3 units of one world
Languages                           world language,     language studied             world language, or     world language,       language, or no less than
                                    or no less than                                  no less than 2 units   or no less than 2     2 units of each of two
                                    2 units of each                                  of each of two         units of each of      world languages studied
                                    of two world                                     world languages        two world
                                    languages                                        studied                languages studied
                                    studied
Fine Arts        2 semesters        1 unit              N/A                          1 unit                 4 units               1 unit
Electives        5 units            N/A                 4 units of Career-           2 units with a focus   2 units with a        3 units with a focus in
                                                        Technical minimum            in STEM courses        focus in fine arts    social sciences and/or
                                                                                                            course work           civics
GPA              N/A                3.5 on a 4.0        3.5 on a 4.0 Scale           3.5 on a 4.0 Scale     3.5 on a 4.0 Scale    3.5 on a 4.0 Scale
                                    Scale
ACT/SAT/         N/A                27 ACT/1280         27 ACT/1280                  27 ACT/1280 SAT8       27 ACT/1280 SAT8      27 ACT/1280 SAT8
WorkKeys                            SAT8                SAT/WorkKeys (6
                                                        Reading for Information
                                                        & 6 Applied
                                                        Mathematics)7
Field            N/A                N/A                 Complete a field experience and document the experience in a portfolio specific to the
Experience                                              student’s area of focus5

Portfolio        N/A                N/A                 Develop a comprehensive portfolio of work based on the student’s field experience or
                                                        a topic related to the student’s area of focus that is reviewed and validated by external
                                                        experts6

Additional       N/A                N/A                 Earn an industry-            N/A                    N/A                   N/A
Assessments                                             recognized credential or
                                                        achieve proficiency
                                                        benchmark for
                                                        appropriate Ohio
                                                        Career-Tech
                                                        Competency
                                                        Assessment or
                                                        Equivalent

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OHIO HIGH SCHOOL HONORS DIPLOMA CRITERIA

NOTES regarding Honors Diploma Requirements:
For the Academic and Career Tech Honors Diplomas, students who entered the ninth grade between July 1, 2013 and June
30, 2017 may choose to pursue the diploma by meeting the requirements of these criteria or the previous criteria.
Students entering the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2017 must meet these criteria.
Completion of any advanced standing program, which includes Advanced Placement, College Credit Plus, and may include
Credit Flexibility, can be counted toward the unit requirements of an Honors Diploma.

Students must meet all but one of the criteria to qualify for an Honors Diploma, and any one of the criteria may be the
one that is not met.

Diploma with Honors requirements pre-suppose the completion of all high school diploma requirements in the Ohio
Revised Code including: ½ unit physical education (unless exempted), ½ unit health, ½ unit in American history, ½ unit in
government, and 4 units in English. The class of 2021 and beyond will need to have ½ unit in world history and civilizations
as well.
1
 Writing sections of either standardized test should not be included in the calculation of this score. The Locating
Information test is not included in the calculation of the WorkKeys score.
2
 Advanced science refers to courses that are inquiry-based with laboratory experiences and align with the 11/12th grade
standards (or above) or with an AP science course, or with an entry-level college course (clearly preparing students for a
college freshman-level science class, such as anatomy, botany, or astronomy).
3
Program must lead to an industry recognized credential, apprenticeship, or be part of an articulated career pathway
which can lead to post-secondary credit.
4
The fifth mathematics and science credit for the STEM honors diploma may be fulfilled with a single course.
6
 The student portfolio is a collection of experiential learning and competencies based on the student’s field experiences.
Students will engage with professionals or scholars in the field while developing their own portfolio or ePortfolio of original
work that documents their technical, critical and creative skills representative of their honors focus; students’ work must
be reviewed and evaluated by scholars or professionals within the field/area of study in which the students’ work is
focused, and the scholars or professionals must be external to the district staff; students will give a presentation to
showcase the work and provide an analysis of it to the school and local community. If the student does not complete a
field experience, the portfolio can be based on a collection of work related to the student’s honors diploma area of focus.
7
 Students must score a minimum of a 6 on the Applied Mathematics WorkKeys Assessment and a minimum of 6 on the
Reading for Information WorkKeys Assessment in order to meet the WorkKeys score requirement. The WorkKeys option
applies only to the Career Tech Honors Diploma.
8
 These scores are based on the 2016 ACT and SAT assessments. Concordance tables outlining equivalent scores for past
and future tests that differ from the 2016 versions will be published on the ODE website. Further information on test
concordance can be found here. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/educators/higher-ed/scoring/concordance

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VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN

To qualify for Valedictorian and/or Salutatorian, a student must have been a full-time student at Lakewood High
School for his/her junior & senior years and must have completed the courses listed below:

    1.    Four units of English
                      • English 1, 2, 3, 4 (two years must be CCP/AP)
    2.   Three units of the same Foreign Language
    3.   Four units of Mathematics, including two of the following courses:
                      • Precalculus/ Honors Precalculus
                      • Honors Calculus 1/AP Calculus AB/ AP Stats/ CCP Intro to Stats
    4.   Three units of Science, including two of the following courses:
                      • AP Biology
                      • Conceptual Chemistry, General Chemistry, Honors Chemistry or AP Chemistry
                      • Physics
    5.   All other requirements for graduation from high school:
                      • Advanced courses taken at public or parochial high school and universities during summer
                          or as part of the educational options program will count towards the above requirements.

The selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian will take place at the end of the school year. The graduating senior with the
highest-grade point average in a curriculum that includes the courses listed above will earn the Valedictorian Award; the
senior with the second highest grade point average will earn the Salutatorian Award. If two or more students tie for the highest-
grade point average, duplicate Valedictorian Awards will be given. If two or more students tie for the second highest grade
point average, duplicate Salutatorian Awards will be given.

SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICY

Schedule changes will only be permitted for those students who have failed a pre-requisite for a scheduled class,
for those students who attend summer school or for changes deemed necessary by the counselors and/or
administration due to academic misplacement. No schedule changes will be made unless initiated by a teacher
and approved by the principal. Each student must schedule a single period for lunch. No schedule changes will
be made for 9th and 10th graders wanting to change a graduation requirement for an elective.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT

Lakewood High School will honor HS credit earned at the Lakewood Middle School level in the following courses:
                                             Algebra 1- 1.0 credit
                                             Spanish 1- 1.0 credit
                                               MS IT- .50 credit
                                   Band & Drama (currently under review)

Credit from 8th grade outside Lakewood Local Schools will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with regards to
school policy from the district where coursework was earned.

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COURSE OFFERINGS
                      Course availability is subject to change based on enrollment.

                                                    ENGLISH

     COURSE #                   TITLE               GRADES        CREDIT       LENGTH         PREREQUISITE
         730                   English 1               9             1           year              none
         755               Honors English 1            9             1           year            Teacher
                                                                                             Recommendation
         701                   English 2              10             1           year            English 1
         756               Honors English 2           10             1           year            Teacher
                                                                                             Recommendation
         702                   English 3              11             1           year          English 1 & 2
                     AP Language & Composition                                                  Teacher
         721                 (Jr. Level)             11, 12          1           year       Recommendation +
                                                                                                Contract
         729                   English 4              12             1           year           English 3
                      AP Literature & Composition                                                 Teacher
         700                    (Sr. Level)           12             1           year       Recommendation +
                                                                                                  Contract
       ENGL 112          Composition 1 (CCP)         11,12           1         semester    Accuplacer Score/ACT
                                                                                             score + Intent Form
       ENGL 113          Composition 2 (CCP)         11, 12          1         semester     Comp 1+ Intent Form

       ENGL 211        Survey of American Lit 1       11             1         semester    Comp 1 + Intent Form
                                (CCP)
       ENGL 221          Survey of British Lit 1      12             1         semester    Comp 2 + Intent Form
                                (CCP)

Course #730 ENGLISH 1- A comprehensive course designed to prepare students for state testing. Emphasis will
be placed on increasing student vocabulary, enhancing reading skills, and developing writing skills by means of
applied grammar in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. In class, students will be reading and
discussing poems, short stories, the novel Call of The Wild by Jack London and A Separate Peace by John
Knowles, the epic poem, “The Odyssey,” the drama Romeo and Juliet and a nonfiction book and will complete
book projects reflective of skills learned throughout the school year.

Course #755 HONORS ENGLISH 1- Honors English 1 is designed to prepare students for the rigor of Honors and AP
Language and Composition their Junior year of high school. College Board expectations, along with the
Common Core Standards set forth by the state of Ohio will be the foundation of this course. Students will be
expected to study the writing process and various pieces of literature. Extensive reading, writing, listening, and
speaking, and critical thinking will be expected from all students. Teacher recommendation, and various reading
and writing test scores will be the basis of admission into this class.

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Course #701 ENGLISH 2- A comprehensive course designed to expose the student to all types of World Literature
in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasis will be placed on content standards as they
apply to preparation for state testing. Students will read and study To Kill a Mockingbird, Night and
Shakespearean selections that include Julius Caesar or 12th Night. Students will be expected to complete book
projects throughout the year and principles of grammar will be reviewed as they apply to writing.

Course #756 HONORS ENGLISH 2- This class is a continuation of the work done in Honors English 1 and a
preparation for the rigor of the AP English path that starts the junior year, AP English Language and Composition.
Students will become familiarized with College Board expectations in their study of the writing process and various
pieces of world literature. This class requires extensive reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and emphasizes
critical thinking. Student admission will be based on reading and writing test scores, GPA, teacher
recommendation, and desire for the opportunity. ***REQUIRED SUMMER WORK***

Course #702 ENGLISH 3- This is a comprehensive course designed to expose the student to various types of
American literature and writing. The student will read poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, write two short
research papers and study grammar and composition. Emphasis will be placed on those skills necessary for life
preparation and enjoyment.

Course #721 AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION (JUNIOR LEVEL)- This comprehensive, college-level, year-
long course involves an in-depth study of nonfiction and writing. A variety of essays will be written in conjunction
with studying the writing process. Extensive reading and writing are essential for success in this course. A student’s
performance on a national exam at the end of the year determines whether college credit is earned. Interested
students must submit a signed AP Contract. (Weighted Grade) *** REQUIRED SUMMER WORK***

Course #729 ENGLISH 4- This college preparatory comprehensive course is designed to expose the students to
various types of British literature and writing. Students will be required to write several research papers in addition
to various other writing assignments. Students will also be required to read various novels by British authors as well
as Shakespearean drama.

Course #700 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION (SENIOR LEVEL)- This comprehensive, college-level, year-
long course involves an in-depth study and analysis of fiction, drama, and poetry and literacy criticism. Extensive
writing and reading are essential for success in this course. A student’s performance on a national exam at the
end of the year determines whether college credit is earned. Interested students must submit a signed AP
Contract. (Weighted Grade) *** REQUIRED SUMMER WORK***

Course #ENGL 112 COMPOSITION I (CCP)- Composition I is a writing intensive theme-based course, facilitating
the development of college-level writing skills. The course emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reading, thesis
development, and deep revision of one’s own compositions. The course also includes analysis of audience and
theme in one’s own writing and the writing of others, while developing the student’s critical reading skills. COTC:
3.0 credit hours. Interested students must submit an Intent to Participate Form. (This is a 3 hr. CCP Class through
COTC with a Weighted Grade) *** Required summer work***

Course #ENGL 113 COMPOSITION II (CCP)- Prerequisite: C grade or better in ENGL-112. In Composition II, the
student will continue to develop proficiencies in analytical reading, critical thinking, thesis development, deep
revision, and research of credible sources. The student will evaluate readings from historical, social, and political
perspectives. COTC: 3.0 credit hours. Interested students must submit an Intent to Participate Form. (This is a 3 hr.
CCP Class through COTC with a Weighted Grade) *** Required summer work***

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Course #ENGL 211 SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I (CCP)- (Second Semester) READING INTENSIVE For new
juniors. Prerequisite: C grade or better in ENGL-112. Survey of American Literature I is designed to expose students
to a wide range of American literature. In this course, the student will examine the works of major writers in the
U.S. from the early settlements to 1865.NOT    OFFERED
                                           Through           INclose
                                                    a series of 2021-2022
                                                                     readings, discussions, reader-responses, critical
essays, and argumentative papers, the student will trace the development of both literary and cultural
movements such as Puritanism, Romanticism,       and Transcendentalism.
                                           10,11,12          1           COTC: 3.0 credit hours. Interested students
                                                                      semester
must submit an Intent to Participate Form. (This is a 3 hr. CCP Class through COTC with a Weighted Grade)
                                                      1-2022
Course #ENGL 221 SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE 1 (CCP)- (Second Semester) READING INTENSIVE For returning
seniors. Prerequisite: C grade or better in ENGL-112. This course provides the student with a general background
in the literary, philosophical, and historical
                                         NOTtrends    from theIN
                                                OFFERED        Middle Ages through the eighteenth century in Britain.
                                                                 2021-2022
The student will examine representative works from this historical period, tracing developments in style, language,
and genre. COTC: 3.0 credit hours. Interested
                                            10,11,12students must
                                                              1   submit an Intent to Participate Form. (This is a 3 hr.
                                                                      semester
CCP Class through COTC with a Weighted Grade)
                                                      1-2022

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ENGLISH ELECTIVES- (ENGLISH ELECTIVES DO NOT FULFILL ENGLISH CREDIT FOR GRADUATION)
      708               Best Sellers             10, 11, 12        .50          semester               English 1
      725            Public Speaking            9, 10, 11, 12      .50          semester                none
      732             Mystery Fiction           9,1 0, 11, 12      .50          semester                none
      733               Mythology               9, 10, 11, 12      .50          semester                none
      743              Journalism 1             9, 10, 11, 12      .50          semester        none

      741         Journalism 2 (Yearbook)        10,11, 12          1             year          Application

   SPCH 100         Fundamentals of             9, 10, 11, 12       1           semester            ACCUPLACER
                  Communication (CCP)                                                             Score/ACT Score +
                                                                                                     Intent Form
   SPCH 205       Public Speaking (CCP)         9, 10, 11, 12       1           semester              SPCH 100/
                                                                                                     Accuplacer
                                                                                                  Score/ACT Score +
                                                                                                     Intent Form

Course #708 BEST SELLERS- This course is designed for students who are interested in reading and being exposed
to various genres of literature. Books selected have been on past New York Times Best Sellers lists and encourage
                                    NOT OFFERED
mature thoughts from students. Students                IN 2021-2022
                                            will be expected to complete books in a timely manner and express
ideas & opinions both orally and written. A variety of projects will be used to assess student’s knowledge and
comprehension of books read. ***FEE   10,11,12
                                         TBA***         1       semester

Course #725 PUBLIC SPEAKING- The major purpose  1-2022
                                                  of this course it to “draw the student out of his shell” in a group
speaking situation and to enable him to have greater confidence and skills in oral communication. Through
group discussion and public speaking, the student is taught to enhance his communication skills. Students will
work in the areas of speech research, organization, and development, writing and delivery. ***FEE TBA***

Course #732 MYSTERY FICTION- This course is designed to expose the student to various types of mystery novels.
Classic authors such as Edgar A. Poe, Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie, and Conan Doyle will be read. The students
will be reading at least one novelNOT
                                    outsideOFFERED     IN and
                                              of the class  2021-2022
                                                                do a novel project. They will be responsible for
preparing an APA research paper on each author covered and completing an I – Search project. ***FEE TBA***
                                     10,11,12           1        semester
Course #733 MYTHOLOGY- Mythology class introduces students to the classical gods through ancient tales and
                                                  1-2022
legends of the Greeks. Students will see how myths played an important part in all facets of Greek society and
make modern connections through    NOT     OFFERED
                                      allusions.  WorksIN   2021-2022
                                                         include  Mythology and You, Oedipus, Homer the Iliad,
Medea, and King Arthur among others. Several books are covered and there will be several writing assignments,
                                     10,11,12
research assignments (MLA format), and                  1
                                          projects/presentations.semester
                                                                   ***FEE TBA***

Course #743 JOURNALISM 1- Journalism is a semester 1-2022
                                                       class where students learn the basic principles of journalistic
research, interviewing, reporting, writing, production, and photography. Students will learn the fundamentals of
news, feature, editorial, and sports writing. In addition, students will learn principles of copy editing and
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proofreading, as well as the basics of Associated Press style. Also, as part of the course, students will generate,
write, and edit news stories, as well as 10,11,12
                                         take photographs,
                                                         1 that willsemester
                                                                     be published for the school and/or community.

Course #741 JOURNALISM 2 (YEARBOOK)- This full-year1-2022 course allows students to use the journalistic principles,
conventions, and techniques learned in Journalism 1 to produce the school newspaper, The Shield. The classroom
will be a hands-on newsroom where students will work collaboratively on generating story ideas and photo ops
for the news, sports, arts, opinion, and lifestyle sections of the paper. Students will work independently and
collaboratively on reporting, writing, editing, photography, layout/design, and advertisement sales/layout. This
course does require some out-of-school time for news coverage.

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Course #SPCH 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION (CCP)- This introductory course explores oral
communication and its impact on the individual in a variety of settings; it examines the basic principles of
communication in one-on-one, small group, and public speaking situations. Activities are provided to the student
that will allow him or her to practice and develop intrapersonal, interpersonal skills, group decision making and
public speaking competence. Upon completion of the course, the student will have a better understanding of
the various elements of the communication process, this awareness assisting in both the student's personal and
professional life. COTC: 3.0 credit hours. Interested students must submit an Intent to Participate Form. This satisfies
a college English Requirement (This is a 3 hr. CCP Class through COTC with a Weighted Grade)

Course # SPCH 205 PUBLIC SPEAKING (CCP)- This course emphasizes instruction and practical experience in public
speaking. The student will learn to analyze audiences, select topics, apply research learned, organize, and
present a series of extemporaneous speeches. This course introduces other interpersonal and intrapersonal
communications skills, including listening and nonverbal communications. This satisfies a college English
Requirement! (This is a 3 hr. CCP Class through COTC with a Weighted Grade)

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

      COURSE #                   TITLE             GRADES          CREDIT        LENGTH          PREREQUISITE
          924                   Careers                 10          .50          semester              none
          929                Smart Foods           9, 10, 11, 12    .50          semester              none
          925           Introduction to Family &   9, 10, 11, 12     .50         semester              none
                           Consumer Science
          926            Culinary Fundamentals        11, 12        .50          semester              none

          927           Leadership & Community        11, 12        .50          semester              none
                              Engagement
          910            Freshmen Foundations           9           1.00           year           Required for 9th

Course #924 CAREERS- What are your plans after High School? College, Tech School, Military or Work Force? This
course will help you decide what is next for you! Students will research careers, and occupations, develop
interviewing skills, professionalism, and networking. Core employability skills, leadership, and entrepreneurship are
a few topics covered, as well as workplace skills.

Course #929 SMART FOODS- Learn to select and prepare food in a laboratory setting. Develop skill in managing
time, energy, and money in planning, preparing, and serving nutritious foods. Learn to make well-informed food
choices for yourself and family. Make decisions and practice cooperative learning skills. ***FEE TBA***

Course #925 INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE- This course will provide students with an
overview of the four major content areas of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will be introduced to child
development, family relationship concepts and how they relate to family dynamics, Additionally, students will
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identify financial literacy and consumer               IN 2021-2022
                                          principals. Students will understand the concepts of design through
textiles for personal and home use. Cooking, sewing, and your living environment will be covered. Class topics
are designed to make your transition to the real world easier. Baby Think It Over will be a required part of this
class. Throughout the course, students will develop communication. Leadership and career investigation skills.
***Fee TBA***

   The following two course are paired together 1 each semester and could lead to a 12pt. Credential in the
                                Hospitality and Tourism pathway to graduation!

Course #926 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS- In this course, students will apply fundamental culinary techniques, such
as knife handling skills and the recognition, selection and proper use of tools and equipment. An emphasis will
be placed on mise en place, the management of time, safety and sanitation requirements, ingredients, and
equipment. Students will apply standard recipe conversions using proper scaling and measurement techniques.

Course #927 LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT- In this course, students will learn how to become an
active community member and citizen. An emphasis will be placed on in-service learning, leadership training
and teambuilding opportunities. Additional topics will include public policy issues, community, and global
engagement. This course will also include NRF Retail Industry Fundamental training and certification. Learners
who earn this certificate will develop basic customer service skills, math skills to conduct sales transactions and
an understanding of the retail industry, its impact on the economy and the diverse jobs available. Best practices
for interviewing and exploring career paths are also covered.

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Course # 910 FRESHMAN FOUNDATIONS- All 9th graders are required to take the Freshmen Foundations Class. The
course will help ninth grade students make a smooth transition to high school and learn skills that promote success
throughout their high school experience and beyond. The class emphasizes the values of empathy and respect,
accountability for academic success and personal behavior, and character and leadership traits. The course
will: teach goal setting, organizational skills, note-taking, study habits, and test-taking strategies; promote time
management; improve technological fluency; review techniques to manage stress and reduce anxiety; develop
student social skills and positive relationships; create a path for graduation; introduce CTEC and college
admission requirements; explore career options and educational choices; and provide opportunities for
community service.

                                      REQUIRED FOR ALL 9th GRADE STUDENTS

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HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
                               PHYSICAL EDUCATION - .50 CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

    COURSE #               TITLE            GRADES         CREDIT      LENGTH                 PREREQUISITE
       1002                Health          9, 10, 11, 12    .50         semester                   none
       1003          Strength Training     9, 10, 11, 12    .50         semester                   none
       1009         Physical Education     9, 10, 11, 12    .25         semester                   none
       1004            Team Sports         9, 10, 11, 12    .25         semester                   none
       1006            Fitness for Life    9, 10, 11, 12    .25         semester                   none
       1007           Women’s Fitness      9, 10, 11, 12    .25         semester                   none

Course #1002 HEALTH- This is a state-required course for graduation. This class will deal with some difficult areas
where individuals must make tough decisions which can impact their lives and futures. Topics will include
substance abuse (alcohol, illegal drugs, and related tobacco), sex education (abstinence, anatomy, birth
control, and sexually transmitted diseases), decision-making skills, and other health related issues.

Course #1003 STRENGTH TRAINING- This course covers the introduction and advance techniques of proper
weightlifting and safety precautions, as well as an explanation of flexibility exercises. The course will also include
plyometric and cardiovascular conditioning. Experienced students will be required to develop and implement
their own lifting program. Students will be evaluated according to improvement, daily dress, attendance,
participation, and class conduct.

Course #1009 PHYSICAL EDUCATION- All classes will stress daily physical fitness components including: warm-up
exercises, stretching, cardiovascular endurance, and strength exercises. This is a graduation requirement and
students are required to dress daily in appropriate clothing including gym shoes. Activities will include a
combination of team sports, individual sports, and lifetime skills throughout the semester.

Course #1004 TEAM SPORTS- This class will go into greater depth of the concept of team sports. Fundamentals
will be reviewed and further developed for understanding the teams’ total involvement for success. There will
be various team sports played with rules and insights into the game development. Different exercises will be
used in relation with the sports to be played. There will be a greater emphasis on participation and team
competition than in physical education classes.

Course #1006 FITNESS FOR LIFE- This class is designed to help students develop fitness techniques that will help
them maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. Fitness for life is open to all students regardless of their current fitness
level. This class is fitness based with an emphasis on developing lifelong fitness skills. The class will incorporate
many different strategies that a student can use throughout their life. These strategies include circuit training,
aerobic/anaerobic conditioning, yoga, weight training, and various fitness challenges. Students will actively
participate in activities at their own level with the opportunity to set their own fitness goals including weight loss,
toning, and overall fitness.

Course #1007 WOMEN’S FITNESS- Women’s Fitness is designed to provide females with the knowledge, skills, and
attitudes that will empower them to engage in fitness activities that safely and effectively improve their overall
fitness and strength for sports. Students will learn fitness training concepts that target women’s needs in the
weight room and the gymnasium setting, and then apply those concepts to a regular training program. Students
are required to dress appropriately for sports training and participate in rigorous physical activities daily. Students’
grades are earned by demonstrating physical effort and tracking their total fitness as measured by the athletic
activities in the training programs.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXEMPTION POLICY
This policy for exemption from Physical Education became effective August 1, 2009. This information follows the guidelines set
forth in ORC 3313.603, which states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, the board of education of each
school district and the governing authority of each chartered nonpublic school may adopt a policy to excuse from the high
school physical education requirement each student who, during high school, has participated in interscholastic athletics,
marching band, or cheerleading for at least two full seasons. If the board or authority adopts such a policy, the board or
authority shall not require the student to complete any physical education course as a condition to graduate. However, the
student shall be required to complete one-half unit, consisting of at least sixty hours of instruction, in another course of study”.

Guidelines: A student who, during high school, has participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading
for at least two full seasons is not required to complete any physical education courses as a condition to graduate. However,
the student is required to complete the two full seasons before the end of their junior year, as well as complete one-half unit,
consisting of 60 hours of instruction, in another course of study. Students not fulfilling the requirements as listed in section (A)
of this policy would be required to complete one-half unit of a physical education course consisting of 60 hours of instruction.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  COURSE #                     TITLE                         GRADES         CREDIT   LENGTH       PREREQUISITE
      808             Cloud Based Computing                 9, 10, 11, 12     .50    Semester           None
      802              Digital Art & Animation              9, 10, 11, 12     .50    Semester           None
      807            Video Production & Editing             9, 10, 11, 12     .50    Semester           None
      809                   Web Design                      9, 10, 11, 12     .50    semester       MS IT or CBC
      812         Computer & Mobile Applications             10, 11, 12        1       year        Web Design or
                                                                                                   Programming
    813 or                   Programming                    9, 10, 11, 12      1       year         MS IT or CBC
    CIT 100       Principals of Comp. Programming                           2 sem.                 ACCUPLACER
    COTC                         (CCP)                                      Hours                Score/ACT score +
                                                                                                    Intent Form
    814 or            Database Applications                 9, 10, 11, 12      1       year        Web Design or
    CIT 160              Database (CCP)                                        1                   Programming
    COTC                                                                                           ACCUPLACER
                                                                                                 Score/ACT score +
                                                                                                    Intent Form
      815                  Game Design                      9, 10, 11, 12      1       year        Programming
                                                                                                 11, 12 only and 2 IT
      816                   IT Capstone                        11, 12          1       year       classes +Teacher
                                                                                                 Recommendation
      810         AP Computer Science Principles            9, 10, 11, 12      1      Year       Algebra 1, Intro to
                                                                                                 Computer Science
                                                                                                   recommended

                                                  COTC Articulations- Click Here

Course #808 CLOUD BASED COMPUTING- This course is designed for the student to develop knowledge about the
practical uses of computers in everyday activities. The student will enhance their computer skills from basic
techniques to advanced skills utilizing Google drive apps for cloud storage, file sharing, editing and collaboration.
***FEE TBA***

Course #802 DIGITAL ART & ANIMATION- This course is designed for students to develop skills in creating digital art
and computer animation, using Photoshop. Flash will also be used to create advanced animations and add
interactivity. ***FEE TBA***

Course #807 VIDEO PRODUCTION & EDITING- Introduces the basics of video production utilizing a personal
camcorder and video editing software. Students study camera angle, basic shots, video composition, and
planning for visual storytelling. Students work in groups to create video projects utilizing post-production editing.
***FEE TBA***

Course #809 WEB DESIGN- Students will learn the dynamics of the web environment while pursuing an in-depth
study of Hypertext Markup Language    (HTML) and IN
                                NOT OFFERED         Cascading  Style Sheets (CSS). Web based protocols will be
                                                       2021-2022
addressed, and students will create websites with tag text elements, special characters, lines, graphics, hypertext
links and graphical tables.

Course #812 COMPUTER and MOBILE APPLICATIONS- Students will learn to create applications for mobile devices
using a variety of commercial and open source software. Students will learn HTML, CSS, and develop web pages.
They will install these applications, modify them, and develop customer service skills to handle user issues. Know-
ledge and skills related to customer service in professional offices, small businesses, departments, work groups,
and corporate information services will be addressed. Possible COTC Articulated Credit.

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Course #813 PROGRAMMING- Think you want to be a computer programmer. In this course, students will learn
the basics of building simple interactive applications. Students will learn the basic units of logic: sequence,
selection, and loop. Students will apply algorithmic solutions to problem-domain scenarios. Students will gain
experience in using commercial and open source languages, programs, and applications. This course can be
taken as a CCP class through COTC if requirements for college admission are met. The CCP course through COTC
would be CIT 100 PRINCIPALS of COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (CCP)- COTC: 2.0 credit hours. (Weighted Grade)
Interested students must submit an Intent to Participate Form.

Course #814 DATABASE ADMINISTRATION- Students will learn about databases, SQL, transaction control, user rights
and responsibilities, concurrency security, reliability, backup and recovery to perform tasks involved in the
administration and management of a database system. Students will design, extract, and transform data
ensuring data quality. Knowledge and skills relating to reporting systems, data warehouses, and data mining will
be developed. This course can be taken as a CCP class through COTC if requirements for college admission are
met. The CCP course through COTC would be CIT 160 DATABASE (CCP) COTC: 3.0 credit hours. (Weighted
Grade) Interested students must submit an Intent to Participate Form.

Course #815 GAME DESIGN- This course will prepare students to design and program games using commercial
and open-source programs and applications. Students will learn industry standard programming language
constructs to write programs that integrate classes, class methods, and class instances. Students will learn input
method handling, animation, collision detection, game physics, and basic artificial intelligence. Must have
previously taken the prerequisite of Programming to take this course. Possible COTC Articulated Credit.

Course #816 IT CAPSTONE- The capstone course provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge, attitudes
and skills that were learned in the Information Technology program in a more comprehensive and authentic way.
Capstones often include project/problem-based learning opportunities that occur both in and away from
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school. Under supervision of the school and through community partnerships, students may combine classroom
learning with work experience. This course can be delivered through a variety of delivery methods including
cooperative education or apprenticeship. Students will create a capstone project and must take at least two IT
classes prior to taking this course.

Course #810 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES- The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be
equivalent to a first- semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop
computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze
and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The
course engages students in the creative aspects of the field by allowing them to develop computational artifacts
based on their interests. Students will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills by working
individually and collaboratively to solve problems and will discuss and write about the impacts these solutions
could have on their community, society, and the world. (Weighted Grade)

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MATH

COURSE #                TITLE                   GRADES            CREDIT   LENGTH        PREREQUISITE
  406               Pre-Algebra                9, 10, 11, 12        1       year               None
  418                Algebra 1                 9, 10, 11, 12        1       year       Pre-Algebra/Teacher
                                                                                        Recommendation.
  419                Geometry                    10, 11, 12         1       year            Algebra 1
  417           Honors Geometry 9                    9              1       year        Algebra in 8th grade
  426            Applied Algebra 2               10, 11, 12         1       year            Geometry
  420                Algebra 2                   10, 11, 12         1       year    Geometry or Applied Alg. 2
  421            Honors Algebra 2                10, 11, 12         1       year     Teacher Recommendation
  411               Precalculus                    11, 12           1       year             Algebra 2

  425           Honors Precalculus                 11, 12           1       year             Algebra 2

  423         Probability and Statistics           11, 12           1       year             Algebra 2

MATH 130   Introduction to Statistics (CCP)    9, 10, 11, 12        1       year    Accuplacer Score/ACT Score
                                                                                           + Intent Form
  410             AP Calculus AB              9, 10, 11, 11, 12     1       year      Pre-Calculus + Contract

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Course #406 PRE-ALGEBRA- This course is designed to strengthen student’s mathematical skills to better prepare
them for high school mathematics courses. Topics include ratio, rate, proportional relationships, scale drawings,
geometric constructions, and further exploration of multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and
integers. Students also will learn about two and three-dimensional shapes and how to find their area, surface
area, and volume. Writing, interpreting, using, and solving expressions and/or equations will be explored. A
development of statistical thinking will also be introduced. Use of calculators will be limited. The NCAA does not
recognize this course as part of the core classes requirement for Div. 1 and Div. 2 NCAA Eligibility.

Course #418 ALGEBRA- Algebra 1 is a course combining concepts from Transitional Algebra and Extended
Algebraic Concepts. This course consists of basic Algebraic terminology and rules with a study of solving one or
two variable equations. Inequalities, functions and relations, radicals and irrational numbers and quadratic
equations are introduced.

Course #419 GEOMETRY- Geometry continues students’ study of geometric concepts. The content of the course
will include logic, deductive reasoning, graphing on coordinate axes, and the understanding relationship of
points, lines, planes, and familiar geometric figures. Students will move from an inductive approach to deductive
methods of proof in their study of two- and three-dimensional geometric figures. Reasoning skills will be
emphasized, and students will broaden their use of the coordinate plane.

Course #417 HONORS GEOMETRY 9- This course is designed for students who took Algebra in 8 th grade. This
continues students’ study of geometric concepts. The content of the course will include logic, deductive
reasoning, graphing on coordinate axes, and the understanding relationship of points, lines, planes, and familiar
geometric figures. Students will move from an inductive approach to deductive methods of proof in their study
of two- and three-dimensional geometric figures. Reasoning skills will be emphasized, and students will broaden
their use of the coordinate plane. Honors Geometry 9 covers the curriculum of regular Geometry at an
accelerated path with the addition of more constructions and enrichment topics.

Course #426 APPLIED ALGEBRA 2 – This course is for students planning to enter the work force after high school.
Emphasis is on building better algebraic skills, ACT prep, and financial Algebra 2. General topics include review
of algebraic concepts, solving linear equations, solving quadratic equations, polynomials, and factoring
polynomials.

Course #420 ALGEBRA 2- This course is for the student planning to attend a post-secondary institution after high
school. Emphasis is placed on application of Algebra principals to succeed in higher-level math classes and
ACT topics. General topics include review of algebraic concepts, solving linear equations, solving quadratic
equations, polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, exponential notations, and
exponential functions. *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator recommended***

Course #421 HONORS ALGEBRA 2- Honors Algebra 2 is a course-preparing student that are on-track to take
Calculus in high school. This class will move at a faster pace and cover more topics that will prepare them for
Pre-Calculus and Calculus. General Topics include quadratic equations, polynomials to degrees above 2,
rational exponents and radical functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and rational functions.
Teacher approval for this class. *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator recommended***

Course #411 PRECALCULUS- A combination of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, and an
introduction to differential Calculus. General topics: functions, conics, graphing, Trigonometry, vectors, matrices,
complex numbers, and derivatives. *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required***

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Course #425 HONORS PRE-CALCULUS- Honors Pre-Calculus is an accelerated course that will prepare students for
Calculus and AP Calculus. This course covers all topics of both the traditional pre-calculus course and some of
the beginning topics of calculus. General topics include functions, conics, graphing, trigonometry, vectors,
matrices, complex numbers, polar coordinate system, limits, continuity, and derivatives. *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing
calculator required***

Course #423 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS- The purpose of a course in probability and statistics is to introduce
students to major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are
exposed to five broad conceptual themes: 1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns.
2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a survey. 3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random
phenomena using probability and simulation. 4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and
testing hypotheses. 5. Probability: Apply basic rules of probability and the law of large numbers to explore the
connections between probability and statistics. The course will provide a strong foundation in Statistics and
Probability. *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator recommended***

Course # MATH 130 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS- This is a non-calculus, introductory course in descriptive and
inferential statistics. Concepts are explained intuitively and supported by examples. The applications are general
in nature, and the exercises include problems from agriculture, biology, business, economics, environmental
studies, psychology, engineering, medicine, sociology, and computer science. (This is a 3 hr CCP Class through
COTC with a Weighted Grade)

Course #410 AP CALCULUS AB- This course is for those who have completed advanced math. This course will be
taught at a college level and the material covered will be equivalent to that of a 1 st semester college Calculus
class. Taking this course does not guarantee the student of advanced placement or college credit but will
prepare them for college Calculus. Extensive writing and reading is essential for success in this course. A student’s
performance on a national exam at the end of the year determines whether college credit is earned. Interested
students must submit a signed AP Contract. (Weighted Grade) *** TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator required***

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PERFORMING ARTS

         COURSE #                   TITLE              GRADES          CREDIT   LENGTH          PREREQUISITE
            1210                    Band               9, 10, 11, 12    1.00     year      Teacher Recommendation
            1207                Jazz Ensemble          9, 10, 11,12      .50    semester   Teacher Recommendation –
                                                                                                  After School
            1200                    Choir              9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester             none
            1201              A Cappella Choir         9, 10, 11, 12    1.00     year              Audition
            1202             Introduction to Music     9, 10, 11, 12     .50    semester             none
                                    Theory
            1215               Adv. Music Theory        10, 11, 12      .50     semester   Teacher Recommendation
            1203              Performance Lab          9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester   Teacher Recommendation
                             History of American
            1204                Popular Music          9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester             none

            1216                  Theatre 1            9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester             none
            1217                  Theatre 2            9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester             none
            1205              Technical Theatre        9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester             none
                                    Squad
            1206              Guitar Ensemble 1        9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester             none
            1211              Guitar Ensemble 2        9, 10, 11, 12    .50     semester       Guitar Ensemble 1
            1209              Intro Directing and      9, 10, 11, 12     .50    semester             none
                               Stage Managing
            1212                 Music Theater         9, 10, 11, 12     .50    semester   Teacher Recommendation
                                Choreography

Course #1210 BAND- The study of music with emphasis on instrumental performance of band literature. Specific
areas covered are tone production, intonation, phrasing, breath support, balance and blend, technique, rhythm
and counting, scales or rudiments, musical terms, and sight-reading. Students participate in Marching Band
during football season and in the Concert Bands through the remainder of the year. Students will be divided into
two concert bands if the size of the enrollment in the class warrants this action. Placement in each band will be
determined by audition. The instrumentation needs of each band will also be taken into consideration.
Attendance at rehearsals, concerts, parades and other scheduled performances after school hours is required.
Students may also be required to attend a small group lesson once a week during a scheduled intervention or
half of one lunch period ***FEE TBA***

Course # 1207 JAZZ ENSEMBLE- The study of Jazz with emphasis on performance. Specific areas covered are the
development of various styles of jazz, major performance, scales, chords, and basic improvising. Enrollment is
limited to standard stage band instrumentation – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass guitar, piano and
percussion. Band students will be given preference. The class is repeatable over 4 years. *** THIS CLASS OCCURS
AFTER THE NORMAL SCHOOL DAY***.

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