Mapping Your Future - Richardson ISD

 
Mapping Your Future - Richardson ISD
Mapping Your Future
Junior High School Course Catalog

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2020-2021
2020-2021
INTRODUCTION

Welcome to junior high school! We are excited about this new academic adventure you are on and hope
you are as well. The following seven pages outline the Richardson ISD graduation plan that all students
will be on. It is called the Foundation High School Program. Richardson ISD students are strongly
encouraged to earn one or more Endorsements, the Distinguished Level of Achievement and even
Performance Acknowledgements. All of these high school graduation components are explained below.

Every 6th-grade student should understand that they can begin earning credit toward high school
graduation in 7th grade! By earning high school credit in junior high school, you will be able to take more
elective courses in high school.
FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
         FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 9th GRADE (for the first time) IN 2014-2015 AND THEREAFTER
                             FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM – 22 credits
                                        (without Endorsement)
                                           Subject                                                     Credits Needed
 English                                                                                                         4
      English 1, 2, and 3
      Advanced English Course
 Mathematics                                                                                                     3
      Algebra 1
      Geometry
      Algebra 2 (opt out provision)
 Science                                                                                                         3
      Biology
      Chemistry (opt out provision)
      Physics (opt out provision)
 Social Studies                                                                                                  4
      World Geography/AP Human Geography
      World History (opt out provision)
      US History
      US Government (1/2 credit)
      Economics (1/2 credit)
 Physical Education                                                                                              1
 Fine Arts                                                                                                       1
 Languages Other Than English                                                                                    2
      Two credits in the same language OR
      Two credits from AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science
         Principles, Computer Science 1, 2, and/or 3
 Technology *                                                                                                   1/2
 Health **                                                                                                      1/2
 Electives                                                                                                       3

                                                                                Total Credits                   22
*The one-half Technology credit required for the RISD Foundation High School Program must be from Touch Systems Data Entry;
Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance; Business Information Management 1; or Principles of Information Technology.
**The one-half Health credit must be from Health Education 1, Principles of Health Science, or Health Science.

Opt out Provision allows for flexibility in a student’s course sequence to meet individual needs where appropriate. Students who
desire to opt out of certain course requirements should carefully review the implications of the action with their counselor.
Course changes could alter the graduation program designation under which the student may be eligible to graduate and could
affect eligibility for admission to the student’s chosen institution of higher learning. Students who wish to request to opt out of
a course and enroll in an alternate course should submit the “Student/Parent Request to Opt out of Course” form to the student’s
counselor. The campus Opt-out Committee will consider the request and the student’s Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) will be
updated accordingly.
See Appendix F for Opt out Request
ENDORSEMENTS
         FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 9th GRADE (for the first time) IN 2014-2015 AND THEREAFTER
                        FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM(with Endorsement)
                                             Subject                                                     Credits Needed
 English                                                                                                        4
      English 1, 2, and 3
      Advanced English Course
 Mathematics                                                                                                      4
      Algebra 1
      Geometry
      Algebra 2 (opt out provision) (required for STEM Endorsement)
      Additional Math
 Science                                                                                                          4
      Biology
      Chemistry (opt out provision) (required for STEM Endorsement)
      Physics (opt out provision) (required for STEM Endorsement)
      Additional lab-based Science
 Social Studies                                                                                                   4
      World Geography/AP Human Geography
      World History (opt out provision)
      US History
      US Government (1/2 credit)
      Economics (1/2 credit)
 Physical Education                                                                                               1
 Fine Arts                                                                                                        1
 Languages Other Than English                                                                                     2
      Two credits in the same language OR
      Two credits from AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science
         Principles, Computer Science 1, 2, and/or 3
 Technology *                                                                                                    1/2
 Health **                                                                                                       1/2
 Electives                                                                                                        5
                                                         Total Credits                                           26
*The one-half Technology credit required for the RISD Foundation High School Program must be from Touch Systems Data Entry;
Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance; Business Information Management 1; or Principles of Information Technology.
**The one-half Health credit must be from Health Education 1, Principles of Health Science, or Health Science.

Opt out Provision allows for flexibility in a student’s course sequence to meet individual needs where appropriate. Students who
desire to opt out of certain course requirements should carefully review the implications of the action with their counselor.
Course changes could alter the graduation program designation under which the student may be eligible to graduate and could
affect eligibility for admission to the student’s chosen institution of higher learning. Students who wish to request to opt out of
a course and enroll in an alternate course should submit the “Student/Parent Request to Opt out of Course” form to the student’s
counselor. The campus Opt-out Committee will consider the request and the student’s Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) will be
updated accordingly.

See Appendix F for Opt out Request
ENDORSEMENTS

                                       Arts and Humanities
RISD offers four pathways to earn an Arts and Humanities Endorsement. Students need only complete
the requirements in ONE of the pathways to earn the Endorsement.
1. Social Studies
   five Social Studies credits
2. Language Other Than English (LOTE)
   four levels in the same language in a LOTE OR
   two levels of the same language in a LOTE and two levels of a different language in a LOTE (Not
       Computer Science)
3. Fine Arts
   select four credits from one or two of the following disciplines:
        Art
        Dance
        Music
        Theatre
4. English electives (four credits from below)
   English 4 (Regular or AP)
   Humanities
   Creative Writing
   Research and Technical Writing
   Independent Study in English

                                      Business and Industry
RISD offers three pathways to earn a Business and Industry Endorsement. Students need only complete
the requirements in ONE of the pathways to earn the Endorsement.

1. Academic Sequence
   four credits of English electives to include three levels in one of the following areas, and one other
      English elective credit:
       Advanced Journalism Newspaper Production
       Advanced Journalism Yearbook Production
       Debate
2. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Sequence
   four or more credits in CTE electives:
        o At least two from the same cluster
        o One advanced level CTE course
        o The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the clusters below:
             Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
             Architecture and Construction
             Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
             Business Management and Administration
             Finance
             Hospitality and Tourism
 Information Technology
            Manufacturing
            Marketing
            Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
3. Combination of Academic and CTE
   four credits from options 1 and 2 above (can include credits from Web Design, Digital
      Communication in the 21st Century, and OnRamps Arts and Entertainment Technology)

                                        Multidisciplinary
RISD offers three pathways to earn a Multidisciplinary Endorsement. Students need only complete the
requirements in ONE of the pathways to earn the Endorsement.

1. Foundation subject areas
   four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV and chemistry
      and/or physics
2. Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit
   four credits of AP or Dual Credit to include courses selected from English, mathematics, science,
      social studies, economics, LOTE (Not Computer Science), or fine arts
3. Academic or CTE Sequence
   four advanced courses that prepare students to enter the workforce/postsecondary education
      from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent
      sequence

                                          Public Services
RISD offers two pathways to earn a Public Services Endorsement. Students need only complete the
requirements in ONE of the pathways to earn the Endorsement.

1. Academic Sequence
   four courses in JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps)
2. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Sequence
   four or more credits in CTE electives:
        o At least two from the same cluster
        o One advanced level CTE course
        o The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the clusters below:
            Education and Training
            Government and Public Administration
            Health Science
            Human Services
            Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
STEM
RISD offers five pathways to earn a STEM Endorsement. Students need only complete the requirements
in ONE of the pathways to earn the Endorsement.
1. Computer Science Sequence
   four credits in Computer Science from the following:
        Computer Science Principles (AP)
        Computer Science I
        Computer Science II
        Computer Science III
        AP Computer Science
        Game Programming and Design
        Technology Applications Independent Studies
2. Mathematics Sequence
   three credits in Mathematics by successfully completing Algebra II and two additional
       mathematics courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite (beyond Algebra 1 and Geometry)
3. Science Sequence
   four credits in Science by successfully completing Chemistry, Physics and 2 additional science
       courses (beyond Biology)
4. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Sequence
   four or more credits in CTE electives:
         o At least two from the same cluster
         o One advanced level CTE course
         o The final course in the sequence must be selected from the STEM cluster
5. Combination of Academic and CTE credits
   in addition to Algebra II, Chemistry, and Physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits
       from not more than two disciplines in numbers 1, 2, 3, and/or 4
Algebra 2, Chemistry and physics are required for the STEM Endorsement

             DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

                      FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
             with DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT – 26 CREDITS

A student may earn a distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing the Foundation
Graduation Plan and each of the following:

      Four credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra II
      Four credits in science
      The curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement

                          PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

A student may earn a performance acknowledgement:
     For outstanding performance
o In a Dual Credit course
        o In Bilingualism and Biliteracy (see full explanation in Appendix F)
        o On an Advanced Placement test
        o On the PSAT, the ACT-Plan, the SAT, or ACT
   For earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or
    license.
        o Cosmetology Operator License – 17 years of age, high school diploma, successful
             completion of state licensing exam after successful completion of the following courses:
                  Principles of Human Services
                  Cosmetology 1
                  Cosmetology 2
        o Microsoft Office Specialist certification (MOS Word 2010, MOS Excel 2010 or MOS
             PowerPoint 2010) upon successful completion of standard test following successful
             completion of the following courses:
                  Touch Systems Data Entry
                  Business Information Management 1
                  Business Information Management 2
        o Educational Aide 1 – 18 years of age, high school diploma and employed by a school
             district upon successful completion of the following courses:
                  Principles of Education and Training
                  Instructional Practices in Education and Training (Teaching Internship 1)
                  Practicum in Education and Training (Teaching Internship 2) – not necessary for
                      certification
        o Autodesk – AutoCAD software certification upon successful completion of standard test
             after successful completion of the following courses:
                  Architectural Design
                  Advanced Architectural Design
                                              OR
                  Engineering Design and Presentation
                  Advanced Engineering Design and Presentation
Mapping Your Future
                Junior High School Courses

                          Not all courses are offered on every campus or at both grade levels.

                                     ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

                                          ENGLISH COURSES

 English Language Arts 7            The knowledge and skills in English Language Arts and Reading are
 Grade: 7       Credit: 0           integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop
 RISD: 1002     PEIMS: 03200540     knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order
 Prerequisite: None                 to think critically. 7th grade specific content, skills, and processes
 Endorsement: None                  include but are not limited to: inferring multiple themes within and
across texts, analyzing how characters’ qualities influence events and resolution of conflict, identifying an
author’s claim, intended audience, and craft as to how an author uses various types of evidence and
considers alternatives to the support of an argument, and revising drafts for clarity, development,
organization, style, word choice, and sentence variety.

 English Language Arts 7 – Pre-        The knowledge and skills in English Language Arts and Reading are
 AP                                    integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop
  Grade: 7      Credit: 0              knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order
  RISD: 1113 PEIMS: 03200540           to think critically. 7th grade specific content, skills, and processes
  Prerequisite: None                   include but are not limited to: inferring multiple themes within and
  Endorsement: None                    across texts, analyzing how characters’ qualities influence events and
resolution of conflict, identifying an author’s claim, intended audience, and craft as to how an author uses
various types of evidence and considers alternatives to the support of an argument, and revising drafts
for clarity, development, organization, style, word choice, and sentence variety. Pre-AP courses focus
intently on preparing students for a successful transition to college readiness courses and college success.

 English Language Arts 8          The knowledge and skills in English Language Arts and Reading are
  Grade: 8       Credit: 0        integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop
  RISD: 1005     PEIMS: 03200550  knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order
  Prerequisite: None              to think critically. 8th grade specific content, skills, and processes
  Endorsement: None               include but are not limited to: analyzing how themes are developed
through the interaction of characters and events, analyzing non-linear plot development such as
flashbacks, foreshadowing, subplots, and parallel plot structures, identifying an author’s claim and
analyzing the argument, counter argument, and intended audience, revising drafts for clarity,
development organization, style word choice, and sentence variety.

 English Language Arts 8 –           The knowledge and skills in English Language Arts and Reading are
 Pre-AP                              integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0             knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order
 RISD: 1116 PEIMS: 03200550          to think critically. 8th grade specific content, skills, and processes
 Prerequisite: None                  include but are not limited to: analyzing how themes are developed
 Endorsement: None                   through the interaction of characters and events, analyzing non-linear
plot development such as flashbacks, foreshadowing, subplots, and parallel plot structures, identifying an
author’s claim and analyzing the argument, counter argument, and intended audience, revising drafts for
clarity, development organization, style word choice, and sentence variety. Pre-AP courses focus intently
on preparing students for a successful transition to college readiness courses and college success.

 English Language Arts 7 GT –             While exploring the connections between Texas history, art, music
 Pre-AP                                   and literature, students will experience innovative instruction that
 Grade: 7        Credit: 0                encourages advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills,
 RISD: 1113G PEIMS: 03200540              creative interpretation and expression, and advanced oral, written
 Prerequisite: Identified GT humanities   and presentation skills. Students will be given opportunities for self-
 Endorsement: None                        directed study and research.

 English Language Arts 8 GT –             This humanities-style course allows students further opportunities
 Pre-AP                                   for self-directed study and advanced research and expository writing.
 Grade: 8        Credit: 0                Through innovative instruction, students will draw on prior
 RISD: 1116G PEIMS: 03200550              knowledge to increase in critical thinking and problem solving skills,
 Prerequisite: Identified GT humanities   and will develop advanced oral, written and visual presentation skills.
 Endorsement: None                        Students will be able to make connections between US History, art,
music and literature.

                      ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) COURSES

 Newcomer Language Arts 7                 Immigrant students acquire English language and literacy skills
 Grade: 7       Credit: 0                 through a language based curriculum in this integrated Language Arts
 RISD: 1163     PEIMS: 03200520           block. This program is exclusively for recently arrived immigrant
 Prerequisite: None                       students at the beginning levels of English proficiency.
 Endorsement: None

 Newcomer Language Arts 8                 Immigrant students acquire English language and literacy skills
 Grade: 8       Credit: 0                 through a language based curriculum in this integrated Language Arts
 RISD: 1164     PEIMS: 03200530           block. This program is exclusively for recently arrived immigrant
 Prerequisite: None                       students at the beginning levels of English proficiency.
 Endorsement: None

 ESL Language Arts 7                      Students in years two or three and at the beginning or intermediate
 Grade: 7      Credit: 0                  levels of English proficiency develop literacy skills in English through
 RISD: 1061 PEIMS: 03200400               intensive instruction provided by ESL certified teachers trained in
 Prerequisite: None                       language acquisition and strategies for English Language Learners.
 Endorsement: None                        Students participate in all of the content of Language Arts 7.

 ESL Language Arts 8                      Students in years two or three and at the beginning or intermediate
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0                  levels of English proficiency develop literacy skills in English through
 RISD:1063     PEIMS: 03200500            intensive instruction by ESL certified teachers trained in language
 Prerequisite: None                       acquisition and strategies for English Language Learners. Students
 Endorsement: None                        participate in all of the content of Language Arts 8.

                                              READING COURSES
Academic Literacy 7               This course is intended to supplement rigorous classroom instruction.
 Grade: 7      Credit: 0           The goal of this course is to support all students who are exhibiting
 RISD: 1509     PEIMS: 82910150    deficiencies reading grade-level material. This course is intended to
 Prerequisite: None                accelerate reading growth to move students from below grade level
 Endorsement: None                 to grade level readers. Students may be exited at semester upon
attainment of grade level reading proficiency.

 Academic Literacy 8               This course is intended to supplement rigorous classroom instruction.
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0           The goal of this course is to support all students who are exhibiting
 RISD: 1510 PEIMS: 83000110        deficiencies reading grade-level material. This course is intended to
 Prerequisite: None                accelerate reading growth to move students from below grade level
 Endorsement: None                 to grade level readers. Students may be exited at semester upon
attainment of grade level reading proficiency.

 Language Science                     (This course could take multiple years to complete depending on
 Grade: 7, 8      Credit: 0          student  progression through the curriculum.)
 RISD: 1531 – 7 th   PEIMS: 82910131 This course is designed to provide remediation for students who have
       1537 – 8th           83000137 been identified with dyslexia under the Texas Dyslexia Law. This
 Prerequisite: None                  course provides a proven approach to teaching reading, spelling and
 Endorsement: None                   handwriting to students who require a structured, multisensory
presentation. Reliable reading and spelling patterns in the English Language are taught using multisensory
discovery techniques that are intensive, systematic and sequential.

 Academic Literacy for ESL 7          For students at the Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced TELPAS
  Grade: 7       Credit: 0            proficiency levels: This course is designed to build language, improve
  RISD: 1568 PEIMS: 03273420          literacy skills, and develop content knowledge for long-term English
  Prerequisite: ESL Students for 4 or language learners. The academic emphases of this course are: 1)
  more years                          language development, 2) academic vocabulary development, 3)
  Endorsement: None                   reading comprehension, 4) and cross-curricular writing skills. The
course uses thematic, project-based approaches to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
to improve student achievement across all curriculums and establish habits conducive to future success
in high school and beyond.

 Academic Literacy for ESL 8          For students at the Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced TELPAS
  Grade: 8       Credit: 0            proficiency levels: This course is designed to build language, improve
  RISD: 1569 PEIMS: 03273430          literacy skills, and develop content knowledge for long-term English
  Prerequisite: ESL Students for 4 or language learners. The academic emphases of this course are: 1)
  more years                          language development, 2) academic vocabulary development, 3)
  Endorsement: None                   reading comprehension, 4) and cross-curricular writing skills. The
course uses thematic, project-based approaches to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
to improve student achievement across all curriculums and establish habits conducive to future success
in high school and beyond.

                                         SPEECH COURSES

 Leadership 1-7/8
Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 1              Forest Meadow Junior High and Westwood Junior High Math,
 RISD: 1600     PEIMS: 03241200     Science, and Leadership Magnet ONLY
 Prerequisite: None                 Students learn life-long leadership skills in a hands-on setting. The
 Endorsement: None                  initial focus is on the individual; this is followed by team building, goal
setting, planning, motivation, organizational skills, self-awareness and decision-making. Seventh graders
apply leadership theory on school, local, and state issues. Service projects enhance the hands-on
approach to learning leadership theory. This course satisfies an elective credit for high school graduation.

 Leadership 2 - 8                    Westwood Junior High Math, Science, and Leadership Magnet
 Grade: 8       Credit: 1            Students learn life-long leadership skills in a hands-on setting. The
 RISD: CT1613 PEIMS: 13009900        initial focus is on the individual; this is followed by team building, goal
 Prerequisite: Leadership 7          setting, planning, motivation, organizational skills, self-awareness and
 Endorsement: A&H, STEM, PS          decision-making. Eighth graders apply leadership theory to national
and global issues, while integrating speech communication strategies into the public sphere of leadership.
Service projects enhance the hands-on approach to learning leadership theory. This course satisfies
Professional Communications credit for high school graduation.

                                             MATHEMATICS

 Mathematics 7                       The primary focal points at Grade 7 are number and operations;
 Grade: 7       Credit: 0            proportionality; expressions, equations and relationships; and
 RISD: 3002 PEIMS: 03103000          measurement and data.
 Prerequisite: None
 Endorsement: None

 Mathematics 7 – Pre-AP           Pre-AP 7 Mathematics is an accelerated program designed to prepare
 Grade: 7       Credit: 0         the student to study Algebra in the 8th grade. The goals and content
 RISD: 3004 PEIMS: 03103000       of the course are the same as Mathematics 8, but with more in-depth
 Prerequisite: None               problem solving experiences. The primary focal points in Mathematics
 Endorsement: None                8 are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships and
foundations of functions; and measurement and data.

 STEM Mathematics 7                 Apollo Junior High and Liberty Junior High ONLY
  Grade: 7       Credit: 0          This course is designed to prepare the student to study Algebra in 8th
  RISD: 3032 PEIMS: 03103100        grade. The goals and content of the course are the same as
  Prerequisite: None                Mathematics 8, but with built in supports to address the primary
  Endorsement: None                 focal points of Mathematics 7 which are numbers and operations;
proportionality; expressions, equations and relationships; and data. This course will include problem-
driven, project-based learning, incorporating the RAMS U.N.I.T.E.D. design process that will ensure
students achieve Future-Ready: STEM for All outcomes.

 STEM Mathematics 7 Pre-AP
 Grade: 7     Credit: 0
 RISD: 3033   PEIMS: 03103100
Prerequisite: None                Apollo Junior High and Liberty Junior High ONLY
 Endorsement: None                 Pre-AP 7 Mathematics is an accelerated program designed to prepare
the student to study Algebra in the 8th grade. The goals and content of the course are the same as
Mathematics 8, but with more in-depth problem solving experiences. The primary focal points in
Mathematics 8 are proportionality; expressions, equations, relationships and foundations of functions;
and measurement and data. This course will include problem-driven, project-based learning,
incorporating the RAMS U.N.I.T.E.D. design process that will ensure students achieve Future-Ready: STEM
for All outcomes.

 Algebra 1 – Pre-AP 8                  In Pre-AP Algebra 1, students will study linear, quadratic and
 Grade: 8       Credit: 1              exponential functions and their related transformations, equations
 RISD: 3006 PEIMS: 03100500            and associated solutions. Students will study polynomials, radical
 Prerequisite: Grade 8 math or         expressions, sequences, law of exponents and linear systems. The
 equivalent                            students will connect functions and their associated solutions in both
 Endorsement: MD                       mathematical and real-world situations. Students will use technology
to analyze statistical relationships. These concepts will involve more in-depth problem solving experiences
than Algebra 1. This course satisfies Algebra 1 credit requirement for high school graduation.

 Algebra 1 STEM 8                    Apollo and Liberty Junior Highs ONLY
 Grade: 8       Credit: 1            In Algebra 1 (STEM), students will study linear, quadratic and
 RISD: 3032 PEIMS: 03100500          exponential functions and their related transformations, equations
 Prerequisite: Grade 8 math or       and associated solutions. Students will study polynomials, radical
 equivalent                          expressions, sequences, law of exponents and linear systems. The
 Endorsement: MD                     students will connect functions and their associated solutions in both
mathematical and real-world situations. Students will use technology to analyze statistical relationships.
This course will include problem-driven project-based learning, incorporating the RAMS U.N.I.T.E.D.
design process. This course satisfies Algebra 1 credit requirement for high school graduation.

 Math Lab 7                         Math Lab 7 is a mathematical course designed to strengthen and
 Grade: 7       Credit: 0           reinforce mathematical concepts with a focus on problem solving,
 RISD: 3037 PEIMS: 82920337         applications, and critical thinking skills. A strong emphasis will be
 Prerequisite: None                 placed on instructional strategies designed to reinforce the
 Endorsement: None                  curriculum. This course will be blocked with a grade appropriate math
course.

 Mathematics 8                      The primary focal points for Mathematics 8 are proportionality;
 Grade: 8       Credit: 0           expressions, equations, relationships and foundations of functions;
 RISD: 3005 PEIMS: 03103100         and measurement and data.
 Prerequisite: Mathematics 7
 Endorsement: None

 Geometry – Pre-AP 8                Pre-AP Geometry is designed for students who have completed
 Grade: 8       Credit: 1           Algebra 1. The goals and content of this course are the same as those
 RISD: 3007 PEIMS: 03100700         for Geometry but with more in-depth problem-solving experiences.
 Prerequisite: None                 This course satisfies Geometry credit requirement for high school
 Endorsement: MD                    graduation.
SCIENCE

 Science 7                         Grade 7 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the
 Grade: 7       Credit: 0          content focus is on organisms and the environment. In grade 7, the
 RISD: 4001        PEIMS: 03060700 study of science includes conducting field and laboratory
       4060 ESL           03060700 investigations using scientific process skills, traditional lab equipment,
 Prerequisite: None                and current technology. As students improve their science skills
 Endorsement: None                 through inquiry-based investigations and experiences, they increase
their understandings through integration of these topics: matter and energy; force, motion, and energy;
earth and space; and organisms and environments.

 Science 7 – Pre-AP                In grade 7, the study of science includes conducting field and
 Grade: 7      Credit: 0           laboratory investigations using scientific process skills, traditional lab
 RISD: 4002 PEIMS: 03060700        equipment, and current technology including computers, Internet
 Prerequisite: None                resources, hand-held data collectors, and related probes. As students
 Endorsement: None                 improve their science skills through inquiry-based investigations and
experiences, they increase their understandings through integration of these topics: matter and energy;
force, motion and energy; earth and space; and organisms and environments.

 Science 7 GT – Pre-AP             Students will grow in scientific understanding by conducting field and
  Grade: 7      Credit: 0          laboratory investigations – engaging scientific process skills,
  RISD: 4002G PEIMS: 03060700      traditional lab equipment and current, innovative technology. As
  Prerequisite: None               students improve their science skills through personalized learning,
  Endorsement: None                goal-setting, service learning, career exploration, inquiry-based
investigations and experiences, they increase their understandings through integration of these topics:
matter and energy; force, motion, and energy; earth and space; and organisms and environments.

 Science 8                        Grade 8 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0          content focus is on earth and space science. In grade 8, the study of
 RISD: 4003       PEIMS: 03060800 science includes conducting field and laboratory investigations using
       4061 ESL          03060800 scientific process skills, traditional lab equipment, and current
 Prerequisite: None               technology. As students improve their science skills through inquiry-
 Endorsement: None                based investigations and experiences, they increase their
understandings through integration of these topics: matter and energy; force, motion, and energy; earth
and space; and organisms and environments.

 Science 8 – Pre-AP                In grade 8, the study of science includes laboratory and field
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0           investigations using scientific process skills, traditional lab equipment,
 RISD: 4004 PEIMS: 03060800        and current technology including computers, Internet resources,
 Prerequisite: None                hand-held data collectors, and related probes. As students improve
 Endorsement: None                 their science skills through inquiry-based investigations and
experiences, they increase their understandings through integration of these topics: matter and energy;
force, motion and energy; earth and space; and organisms and environments.
Science 8 GT Pre-AP               Students will grow in scientific understanding by conducting field and
  Grade: 8      Credit: 0          laboratory investigations – engaging scientific process skills,
  RISD: 4004G PEIMS: 03060800      traditional lab equipment and current, innovative technology. As
  Prerequisite: None               students improve their science skills through personalized learning,
  Endorsement: None                goal-setting, service learning, career exploration, inquiry-based
investigations and experiences, they increase their understandings through integration of these topics:
matter and energy; force, motion, and energy; earth and space; and organisms and environments.

 Math-Based Science                Westwood Jr. High Math, Science, and Leadership Magnet ONLY
 Exploration                       This course introduces and supports advanced math concepts used in
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0             the science and engineering field. SMU’s Infinity Project provides a
 RISD: 4031 PEIMS: 82980431        framework to demonstrate the processes of creativity, critical-
 Prerequisite: None                thinking, and problem-solving skills in the context of engineering
 Endorsement: None                 design,     robotics,    rocketry,     machines,     sound/environ-
mental/biomedical engineering, digital imaging, structures and power. The NASA Connect program is an
added on-line resource to Infinity’s specialized classroom technologies. The approach: learning math,
science and engineering through lab applications and hands-on activities.

 Integrated Health Science 8        This 2 semester course includes the same curriculum as Health
 Grade: 8      Credit: .5           Education. Instruction extends over two semesters, utilizing applied
 RISD: 5532 PEIMS: 03810100         science techniques. The course curriculum is enriched with lab
 Prerequisite: None                 experiments and research in respiration and heart rate, blood
 Endorsement: None                  pressure, lung capacity, DNA extraction, blood typing, nutrition,
effects of space and solar radiation on the human body, cell structure, genetics, diseases, and vaccines.
While studying health of the human body students dissect the heart, lung, eye, kidney, and brain.
Students also learn Latin root words used in science and medical terminology. This course satisfies the
Health requirement for high school graduation.

                                           SOCIAL STUDIES

 Social Studies 7                    Grade 7 students study the history of Texas, the full scope of Texas
 Grade: 7      Credit: 0             history, including the cultures of Native Americans living in Texas prior
 RISD: 2001       PEIMS: 03343000    to European exploration, the eras of mission-building, colonization,
       2064 ESL          03343000    revolution, republic, and statehood, focusing on key individuals,
 Prerequisite: None                  events, and issues and their impact. Students identify regions of Texas
 Endorsement: None                   and the distribution of population within and among the regions; the
structure and functions of municipal, county, and state governments; the influence of the U.S.
Constitution on the Texas Constitution; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Students identify
the different racial and ethnic groups that settled in Texas to build a republic and then a state; students
analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of Texas.

 Social Studies 7 – Pre-AP          Grade 7 students study the history of Texas, the full scope of Texas
 Grade: 7      Credit: 0            history, including the cultures of Native Americans living in Texas prior
 RISD: 2101 PEIMS: 03343000         to European exploration, the eras of mission-building, colonization,
 Prerequisite: None                 revolution, republic, and statehood, focusing on key individuals,
 Endorsement: None                  events, and issues and their impact. Students identify regions of Texas
and the distribution of population within and among the regions; the structure and functions of municipal,
county, and state governments; the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution; and the
rights and responsibilities of citizens. Students identify the different racial and ethnic groups that settled
in Texas to build a republic and then a state; students analyze the impact of scientific discoveries and
technological innovations on the development of Texas.

 Social Studies 7 GT – Pre-AP        While exploring the connections between Texas history, art, music
 Grade: 7      Credit: 0             and literature, students will experience innovative instruction that
 RISD: 2101G PEIMS: 03343000         encourages advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills,
 Prerequisite: None                  creative interpretation and expression, and advanced oral, written
 Endorsement: None                   and presentation skills. Students will be given opportunities for self-
directed study and research.

 Social Studies 8                       Grade 8 students study the history of the United States from the early
  Grade: 8      Credit: 0               colonial period through Reconstruction. Content focuses on the
  RISD: 2002 PEIMS: 03343100            political, economic, and social events and issues related to the
  Prerequisite: None                    colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the
  Endorsement: None                     U.S. Constitution, the challenges of the early Republic, westward
expansion, sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Throughout the course, students focus on the
impact of geography on settlement patterns, the development of the political and economic systems, the
rights and responsibilities of its citizens, and the scientific and technological innovations that created the
uniqueness of the United States.

 Social Studies 8 – Pre-AP              Grade 8 students study the history of the United States from the early
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0                colonial period through Reconstruction. Content focuses on the
 RISD: 2102 PEIMS: 03343100             political, economic, and social events and issues related to the
 Prerequisite: None                     colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the
 Endorsement: None                      U.S. Constitution, the challenges of the early Republic, westward
expansion, sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Throughout the course, students focus on the
impact of geography on settlement patterns, the development of the political and economic systems, the
rights and responsibilities of its citizens, and the scientific and technological innovations that created the
uniqueness of the United States.

 Social Studies 8 GT – Pre-AP      This humanities course allows students further opportunities for self-
 Grade: 8      Credit: 0           directed study and advanced research and expository writing.
 RISD: 2102G PEIMS: 03343100       Through innovative instruction, students will draw on prior
 Prerequisite: None                knowledge to increase in critical thinking and problem solving skills,
 Endorsement: None                 and will develop advanced oral, written and visual presentation skills.
Students will be able to make connections between US History, art, music and literature.
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE)

Credit for courses in languages other than English taken in grades 7 and 8 count toward graduation credit,
but do not affect the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

 LOTE Level 1 – 7, 8                The primary focus of a Level 1 class is to develop listening and reading
  Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 1             comprehension in students, while developing early speaking and
  RISD: 6101 French PEIMS: 03410100 writing skills. To meet this end, 80%-100% of the class must be
        6001 Spanish       03440100 conducted in the target language. Students will read, listen to, and
  Prerequisite: None                interpret text and audio resources in the target language; and speak
  Endorsement: A&H                  and write using very basic language. (Students studying a classical
language will primarily focus on reading and understanding the influence of one language and culture on
another and will write using very basic language.) This course satisfies Level 1 LOTE requirement for high
school graduation.

 LOTE Level 2 – 7, 8               The primary focus of Level 2 classes is to bring all students to at least
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 1             a novice-high level of proficiency. A large portion of the curriculum is
 RISD: 6116 French PEIMS: 03410200 focused on strategies that develop interpretive skills, with an
       6020 Spanish          03440200
                                   additional focus on speaking and writing. To meet this end, 85%-100%
 Prerequisite: Level 1 or VOC Exam of the class must be conducted in the target language. (Students
 Endorsement: A&H                  studying a classical language will primarily focus on developing
translation skills in order to promote comprehension of the language, as well as understanding the
influence of one language and culture on another.) This course satisfies Level 1 LOTE requirement for
high school graduation.

 Level 3 Pre-AP Spanish – 7, 8     The primary focus of the Level III Pre-AP class in Jr. High is to bring
  Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 1            native and heritage Spanish speaking students to at least an
  RISD: 6021      PEIMS: 03440300  intermediate-low level of proficiency in all modes of communication.
  Prerequisite: Level 2 VOC Exam   Students begin exploring literary themes via authentic target
  Endorsement: A&H, MD             language resources with plentiful teacher guidance. Students
  Advanced course                  continue refining their ear for the language with 90%-100% of the
class conducted in the target language. Both informal and formal speaking and writing become more
process-oriented. Students begin to practice and prepare for the AP exam.

 AP Spanish Language 8                  AP Language courses emphasize the use of language for active
 Grade: 8 Credit: 1                     communication. Students develop the ability to understand spoken
 RISD: 6022      PEIMS: A3440100        language in various contexts, ample vocabulary for reading authentic
 Prerequisite: Spanish 3 Pre-AP         texts, and the ability to express themselves with reasonable accuracy,
 Endorsement: A&H, MD                   fluency, and coherence in both written and spoken language. AP
 Advanced Course                        Language students prepare for the AP Spanish Language Exam.
FINE ARTS

                                             ART COURSES

 Introductory Art 7/8               Drawing, painting, printmaking ceramics, sculpture, fibers,
                                    photographic imagery and electronic media are the processes used to
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0 – one semester
 RISD: 8142     PEIMS: 03154210     express personal thoughts and ideas creatively in this survey course.
 Prerequisite: None                 Students will learn through study of perception, art methods,
 Endorsement: None                  cultural/historical relationships and evaluation. This course provides
the foundation for all other junior high art courses and is recommended for those students who plan to
take art for their required fine arts course in high school. (This course cannot be taken in the same
semester with Ceramics 7/8). FEES MAY APPLY.

 Drawing and Painting 7/8             More advanced techniques in drawing and painting give students an
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0 – one semester opportunity to explore a variety of visual effects. Personal expression,
 RISD: 8145      PEIMS: 03154310      technical skill development, and understanding artists’ styles and
 Prerequisite: Introductory Art       techniques from the past and present, careers, and critical evaluation
 Endorsement: None                    are integrated into each unit of study. (This course cannot be taken in
the same semester with Introduction to 3D Design 7/8). FEES MAY APPLY.

 Intro to 3D Sculpture Design         Three-dimensional design involved creating sculptural art forms by
 7/8                                  modeling, carving, and assembling materials. Students may use a
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0 – one semester variety of materials including paper, clay wood, metal, and found
 RISD: 8144     PEIMS: 03154310       objects to learn about the processes. In addition, students will study
 Prerequisite: None                   the historical and cultural significance of selected artists and will
 Endorsement: None                    learn to make informed judgments about their own work and the
work of other artists. (This course cannot be taken in the same semester with Drawing and Painting 7/8).
FEES MAY APPLY.

 Ceramics 7/8                      Ceramics includes study in clay modeling and hand building
                                   techniques to form more advanced ceramic art objects. Planning,
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0 – one semester
 RISD: 8143     PEIMS: 03154210    creative design and problem solving are emphasized. Students will
 Prerequisite: None                study the historical and cultural significance of ceramic art forms from
 Endorsement: None                 around the world. (This course cannot be taken in the same semester
with Introductory Art 7/8). FEES MAY APPLY.

 Art 1 – Pre-AP 8                    West Jr. High Arts & Technology Magnet ONLY
 Grade: 8       Credit: 1            Art 1 is the first course in the high school art sequence. It is an
 RISD: 8135     PEIMS: 03500100      exploration of the basic techniques in design, drawing, painting,
 Prerequisite: 7th Grade Art at West printmaking, and sculpture, with emphasis on creative problem
 Endorsement: A&H                    solving. Students will develop an understanding of the creative
process by examining and discussing works of art from various cultures and periods. Career opportunities
are introduced. FEES MAY APPLY.
Introduction to Digital                Apollo Junior High, Liberty Junior High, and Westwood Junior High
 Photography 7/8                        ONLY
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0 – one semester   Students learn about the camera and photographic digital media,
 RISD: 8148     PEIMS: 03154110         composition, and taking and editing photographs. They explore the
 Prerequisite: None                     elements of art and principles of design and digital media. FEES MAY
 Endorsement: None                      APPLY.

 Intermediate Digital                   Apollo Junior High, Liberty Junior High, and Westwood Junior High
 Photography 7/8                        ONLY
 Grade: 7, 8 Credit: 0 – one semester   In this course students will learn advanced techniques and methods
 RISD: 8149      PEIMS: 82950149        while using the camera and photographic digital media, composition,
 Prerequisite: Intro to Digital Photog. and taking and editing photographs. They will explore the elements of
 Endorsement: None                      art and principles of design and digital media. The students will
develop a portfolio of their art work. FEES MAY APPLY.

                                              MUSIC COURSES

                                                 Band Courses

 Symphonic 4 Band 7/8                   Junior High Symphonic 4 will introduce and refine methods and
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0              techniques of performance on woodwind/brass/percussion
 RISD: 8235 7th     PEIMS: 03154233     instruments to prepare a student for a performing band. Students are
       8236 8th            03154333     encouraged to participate in RISD Chamber Music Festival. This
 Prerequisite: Audition and approval    course involves outside of school rehearsals and performances.
 by the director
 Endorsement: None

 Symphonic 3 Band 7/8                Junior High Symphonic 3 will emphasize the development of
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0           individual skills, ensemble playing, and rehearsal techniques. The
 RISD: 8237 7th     PEIMS: 03154233  student needs to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of
       8238 8th            03154333  fundamentals and musicianship on the student’s instrument. There
 Prerequisite: Audition and approval will be continued emphasis on individual and group musical
 by the director
                                     development. This group may attend UIL contest and other
 Endorsement: None
                                     competitions and performance activities. Students are encouraged to
participate in All-Region Band and RISD Chamber Music Festival. This course involves outside of school
rehearsals and performances.

 Symphonic 2 Band                    Junior High Symphonic 2 will emphasize the development of
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0           individual skills, ensemble playing and rehearsal techniques. The
 RISD: 8241 7 th    PEIMS: 03154230  student needs to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of
       8242 8th            03154330  fundamentals and musicianship on the student’s instrument. There
 Prerequisite: Audition and approval will be continued emphasis on individual and group musical
 by the director
                                     development. This group may attend UIL contest and other
 Endorsement: None
                                     competitions and performance activities. Students are encouraged to
participate in All-Region Band and RISD Chamber Music Festival. This course involves outside of school
rehearsals and performances.
Symphonic 1 Band                    The emphasis of the Junior High Symphonic 1 Band will be the
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0           development and refinement of individual and ensemble playing skills
 RISD: 8243 7 th    PEIMS: 03154230  for brass, woodwind and percussion players who exhibit refined
       8244 8th            03154330  performance skills on their individual instruments. The students must
 Prerequisite: Audition and approval demonstrate superior knowledge of fundamentals and musicianship
 by the director
                                     on their instruments. Participation will include group, individual and
 Endorsement: None
                                     small ensemble performances. This group will attend UIL contest and
other competitions and performance activities. Students must participate in the All-Region Band and RISD
Chamber Music Festival. This course involves outside of school rehearsals and performances.

                                               Choir Courses

 Non-Varsity Treble Choir             This is a beginning choral group with emphasis on teaching the basic
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0             fundamentals of music reading, choral techniques, and producing a
 RISD: 8425 7th    PEIMS: 03154231    good treble choir sound. Students may participate in RISD Vocal Music
       8426 8th           03154331    Festival and other appropriate activities. This course involves some
 Prerequisite: None                   outside of school rehearsals and performances.
 Endorsement: None

 Non-Varsity Tenor-Bass Choir       This is a beginning group with attention given to the changing voice.
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0          Emphasis of the course will be in teaching the basic fundamentals of
 RISD: 8427 7 th    PEIMS: 03154231 music reading, choral techniques, and production of a good choral
       8428 8th            03154331 sound. Students will learn to sing in two, three, and possibly four parts
 Prerequisite: None                 by the end of the year. Students may participate in RISD Vocal Music
 Endorsement: None                  Festival and other appropriate activities. This course involves outside
of school rehearsals and performances.

 Varsity Concert Choir                This is an 8th grade treble choir at the junior high. It is for students
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0            who have had limited choral experience. Students may participate in
 RISD: 8429 7 th    PEIMS: 03154231   RISD Vocal Music Festival and other appropriate activities. This course
       8430 8th            03154331   involves outside of school rehearsals and performances.
 Prerequisite: None
 Endorsement: None

 Varsity Chorale Mix                 This group is the top junior high choir. This group is performance
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0            oriented with emphasis on developing large ensemble performances
 RISD: 8431 7th    PEIMS: 03154234   as well as small ensembles such as madrigals, quartets, trios, and
       8432 8th           03154334   solos. Sight-reading techniques will be emphasized. The choir will
 Prerequisite: Audition and director perform SATB or SSA music with gradual development of each of the
 approval
                                     voices. Repertoire will consist of more advanced literature. Overall
 Endorsement: None
                                     emphasis will be the development of good choral sound. This group
will attend UIL contest and other competitions and performance activities. Students may participate in
the RISD Vocal Music Festival and other appropriate activities. This course involves outside of school
rehearsals and performances.
Orchestra Courses

 Foundations of Orchestra              The emphasis of this class will be in learning the fundamentals for
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0             playing a string instrument and reading music to prepare the student
 RISD: 8531 7 th    PEIMS: 03154232    for a performing organization. Students should participate in RISD
       8532 8th            03154332    Chamber Music Festival. This course involves outside of school
 Prerequisite: Director approval       rehearsals and performances.
 Endorsement: None

 Intermediate Orchestra                This class will emphasize continued development of basic skills of
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0              orchestral performance and musicianship with increasing emphasis
 RISD: 8533 7th    PEIMS: 03154232     upon performance experience. Students should participate in RISD
       8534 8th           03154332     Chamber Music Festival. This course involves outside of school
 Prerequisite: Audition and Director   rehearsals and performances.
 approval
 Endorsement: None

 Advanced Orchestra                   Wind and percussion students must have concurrent membership in
  Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0            the school band program.
  RISD: 8535 7th    PEIMS: 03154232   The Advanced Orchestra is the main orchestral performing group at
        8536 8th           03154332   the junior high. The students must demonstrate above average
  Prerequisite: Audition and Director knowledge, ability, and musicianship on their instruments. The
  approval
                                      emphasis of the group will be on the development and refinement of
  Endorsement: None
                                      individual and ensemble playing skills. Students must participate in
the RISD Chamber Music Festival and are encouraged to audition for All Region Orchestra. This course
involves outside of school rehearsals and performances.

                                       THEATRE ARTS COURSES

 Intro to Theatre Arts 7/8           Apollo JH, Forest Meadow JH, Lake Highlands JH, Liberty JH, North
  Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0           JH, Parkhill JH, Westwood JH
  RISD: 8325    PEIMS: 03154140      Emphasis is placed on the development of imagination and creativity,
  Prerequisite: None                 body and voice control, knowledge of dramatic structure and plot,
  Endorsement: None                  comfort and confidence in performance, an introduction to technical
theatre, basic understanding of theatrical styles and history, and various aspects of the communication
process. Students will have opportunities to study improvisation, vocal technique, readers’ theatre,
storytelling, and to engage in classroom productions throughout the year.

 Theatre Arts Advanced 8              Apollo JH, Forest Meadow JH, Lake Highlands JH, Liberty JH, North
  Grade: 8     Credit: 0              JH, Parkhill JH, Westwood JH
  RISD: 8326     PEIMS: 03154340      Emphasis is placed on the development of imagination and creativity,
  Prerequisite: Intro to Theatre Arts body and voice control, knowledge of dramatic structure and plot,
  Endorsement: None                   comfort and confidence in performance, and introduction technical
theatre, basic understanding of theatrical styles and history, and various aspects of the communication
process. Students will have opportunities to study improvisation, vocal technique, readers’ theatre,
storytelling, and to engage in two classroom productions throughout the year.
Theatre Arts 7                        West Jr. High School ONLY
 Grade: 7     Credit: 1                Emphasis is placed on the development of imagination and creativity,
 RISD: 8323     PEIMS: 03251300        body and voice control, knowledge of dramatic structure and plot,
 Prerequisite: Instructor approval     comfort and confidence in performance, an introduction to technical
 Endorsement: A&H                      theatre, basic understanding of theatrical styles and history, and
various aspects of the communication process. Students will have opportunities to study improvisation,
vocal technique, readers’ theatre, storytelling, and to engage in two classroom productions throughout
the year. This course can fulfill the fine arts requirement for high school graduation.

 Theatre Arts 1                        West Jr. High School ONLY
 Grade: 7     Credit: 1                Emphasis is placed on the development of imagination and creativity,
 RISD: 8324     PEIMS: 03250100        body and voice control, knowledge of dramatic structure and plot,
 Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 7          comfort and confidence in performance, an introduction to technical
 Endorsement: A&H                      theatre, basic understanding of theatrical styles and history, and
various aspects of the communication process. Students will have opportunities to study improvisation,
vocal technique, readers’ theatre, storytelling, and to engage in two classroom productions throughout
the year. This course can fulfill the fine arts requirement for high school graduation.

                                           PHYSICAL EDUCATION

                                        PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES

Students are required to take two semesters of Physical Education during 7th and 8th grade.

 Physical Education A                  This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to increase
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0 – 1 semester skill level in cooperative and field games, volleyball, basketball, flag
 RISD: 5003     PEIMS: 03823000        football, soccer, hockey, dance and rhythms/tumbling, track and field,
 Prerequisite: None                    golf, racquet sports and softball. Aerobic conditioning and health-
 Endorsement: None                     related fitness concepts will be taught throughout the semester in
order to increase the student’s personal fitness level.

 Physical Education B                This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to increase
 Grade: 7, 8                         skill level in recreational games, hockey, dance and
                Credit: 0 – 1 semester
 RISD: 5004     PEIMS: 03823000      rhythms/tumbling, track and field, golf/racquet sports, softball,
 Prerequisite: None                  cooperative and field games, volleyball, basketball, flag football, and
 Endorsement: None                   soccer. Aerobic conditioning using fitness circuits, jump rope, and
heart rate monitors along with introductory strength and conditioning training will be taught in order to
increase the student’s personal fitness level. Health-related fitness concepts and activities will be included
throughout the semester.

 Intro to Dance PE                   Liberty Junior High, Apollo Junior High, and West Junior High Schools
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0 – full yearONLY
 RISD: 5001     PEIMS: 03823000      This is a co-ed course which introduces students to concepts and
 Prerequisite: None                  techniques of one or more dance forms. The concepts of dance may
 Endorsement: None                   include basic elements and techniques of dance, aerobic fitness,
precision dancing, ballet, tap and jazz. Dimensions of creativity, choreography, and artistic judgment will
be explored. Health-related fitness activities and testing will be included throughout this year-long course.
This course will count as Junior High PE credit.
Partners Training Program                 Able-bodied students learn about students with disabilities in order to
 7/8                                       better understand their conditions. Students will be trained the first
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0 – full year     few weeks of school and then proceed to physical education class
 RISD: 5030 7 th    PEIMS: 82931530        where they practice making modifications to skills and games to help
       5031 8th              83210532      their friends with disabilities be more successful.
 Prerequisite: Instructor approval
 Endorsement: None

                                          Physical Education Substitution

 Off-campus Physical                       This program is a cooperative arrangement between the school
 Education                                 district, the student, and an off-campus facility. Activities available
 Grade: 7, 8     Credit: 0 – 1 semester    through the off-campus program are limited to ballet and Olympic
 .                      or full year       activities approved by the Texas Education Agency that are not
 RISD: 5015     PEIMS: 03823000            offered comprehensively through the physical education or athletic
 Prerequisite: Central Admin Approval      departments. A tuition fee will be charged.
 Endorsement: None

 Athletics / Boys                           Athletics / Girls
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0 – full year       Grade: 7, 8    Credit: 0 – full year
 RISD: 5112     PEIMS: 03823000             RISD: 5115     PEIMS: 03823000
       5113             03823000                  5116             03823000
 Prerequisite: Coach approval,              Prerequisite: Coach approval,
 physical required                          physical required
 Endorsement: None                          Endorsement: None

                                         HEALTH EDUCATION COURSES

 Health Education 1                        This course includes instruction in wellness, mental health, substance
 Grade: 7, 8    Credit: .5 – 1 semester    abuse, diseases, family living including human sexuality along with
 RISD: 5531     PEIMS: 03810100            community and world health. This course is also offered ONLINE.
 Prerequisite: None                        Please see your school counselor for more information.
 Endorsement: None

                                  CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

 Touch System Data Entry          The purpose of this class is to teach the “touch” keyboarding skills to
 Grade: 7, 8                      address business applications in various emerging real life
                Credit: .5 – 1 semester
 RISD: CT7020 PEIMS: 13011300     technologies. Components of the course include keyboarding
 Prerequisite: None               accuracy and speed, document formatting, preparing business
 Endorsement: B&I                 documents, word processing and developing social skill in an office
environment. This course meets graduation requirements for .5 Technology credit.
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