Marion High School Program of Studies 2018-2019

 
Marion High School Program of Studies 2018-2019
Marion High School
       Program of Studies
           2018-2019
                  675 South 15​th​ Street
                  Marion, Iowa 52302
                     319-377-9891

​Administration     Greg Semler, Principal

                    Chad Zrudsky, Associate Principal
                    Corby Laube, Activities Director

Counseling Office Ann Grant
                    9-10 Academic, Social, Emotional, Career Counselor

                    Tom Kettmann
                    11-12 Academic, Social, Emotional, Career Counselor
Marion High School Program of Studies 2018-2019
Table of Contents
 General Academic Information                   3-4

 Educational Planning                           5

 Students with IEP’s                            6

 Procedures for 504 Plans                       7

 Marion High School Honors Program Criteria     8

 Math and Science Award                         9

 Grade Point Average/R.A.I​.                    10

 Regents Prerequisites                          11

 Program of Studies Key                         12
                       Course Descriptions
Art                                           13-19
Business Education                            20-22
Engineering                                   23-24
English                                       25-29
English Elective                              30-31
Family and Consumer Science                   32-34
Industrial Technology Education               35-39
Mathematics                                   40-43
Music                                         44-45
Physical Education                            46-48
Science                                       49-52
Social Studies                                53-57
World Languages                               58-60
Supplemental Classes                             61
Volunteering                                    62
Marion High School Course Offerings List      63-66
Marion High School College Classes            67-70
Marion High School Program of Studies 2018-2019
GENERAL ACADEMIC INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
Students at Marion High School will be required to complete 28 total credits (16 required credits and 12 elective credits). Listed
below are the minimum requirements. We encourage students to go beyond the required.

    English                         4 credits including ​Regular or Advanced​ in​ English 1A & 1B​ ;​ English 2 Communication/Speech &
                                    Writing​; ​American Literature 1 and 2​; ​English 4A & 4B ​or​ AP English 1 & 2 ​or​ College Comp 1 & 2
    Health                          .5 credit
    Family & Consumer Science       .5 credit of Teen Insights
    Math                            3 credits including Money Math Matters
    Science                         3 credits General Science: Matter, Motion, General Science Earth/Space;
                                    Biology, Human Biology, and Botany/Zoology
    Social Studies                  3 credits Global Studies and an elective or AP Human Geography A, B; American History 1 & 2;
                                    AP American History 1 & 2; AP World History A & B; American Government and 1 Social Studies
                                    elective
    Physical Education              2 credits unless excused because of documented medical, religious and/or approved academic
                                    waiver. 9​th​ grade Fundamentals of Fitness is required for all students.

Earning Credits
Credits are earned at the rate of .5 for each 9 week course successfully completed student enrolled in 4
courses for a term would earn 2.0 credits for successful completion of those 4 courses for that term. Students are
not allowed to take less than 3 classes a term.

Grading
A student’s grade point and class rank are determined by the following grading system and its numerical equivalent based on a plus
and minus system:
 A = 4.00            B+ = 3.33       C+ = 2.33          D+ = 1.33         F=0
 A- = 3.67           B = 3.00        C = 2.00           D = 1.00
                     B- = 2.67       C- = 1.67          D- = 0.67
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (PASS/FAIL)
Students in grades 9 – 12 may enroll in designated courses on a credit/no credit basis​. In order to participate, the student must be
on track for graduation and the course cannot be one of the core courses required for graduation. These include college classes
taken at the high school. The selected course will not be included in determining GPA. Students may take one course per term on a
credit/no credit basis and only 2 courses per year may be taken Pass/Fail. Students must pick up a request form from the Counseling
Office and return the request form no later than the Friday after Parent/Teacher Conferences per current term. ​Students taking
classes credit/no credit in the designated areas of English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language will not be
considered for the Honors Program.

ACADEMIC LETTER
The Academic Letter is nearly identical to the varsity athletic letter except that it has the symbolic lamp of learning prominently
displayed. To receive this letter, the student is expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA for each term (NOT an average) during the academic
year. Those students qualifying for academic awards will receive their awards at the beginning of the fall term.

COURSE CHANGES/DROPS
When scheduling for classes ​select your classes carefully​. Your classes may be in place ​and not able to be changed​ once the school
year starts. Course changes will be allowed if you have failed the class, taken the class already, do not have the prerequisites or
have a space in your schedule. All course changes will be handled through the Counseling Office before or after school: ​TWO WEEKS
BEFORE THE END OF EACH TERM.​ ​ NO CLASSES WILL BE CHANGED THE FIRST DAY OF THE TERM UNTIL AFTER SCHOOL if the
schedule allows.​ Ninth - eleventh graders must maintain a course load per term of four (4) courses, seniors three (3) courses each
term. Scheduling exemptions during each term will be on an individual basis and approvals may be granted through our Principal.

Students must be enrolled in the appropriate number of courses each term. Seniors could drop a fourth course by the Friday after
Parent/Teacher Conferences without receiving a grade. Juniors could also drop a fourth course if they have not used their open
block for the year by the Friday after Parent/Teacher Conferences. All other drops, approved by the Principal, will earn an “F”.
Students in grades 10-12 that would like an Academic/PE waiver must contact the Counseling Office and all waivers will be approved
by the Principal.

MARION HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER LITERACY
The Marion Board of Education and Site-Based Teams have defined computer literacy as the ability to successfully complete multiple
projects using computer word processing database, spreadsheet, graphing, and drawing applications. Every student, through
integrated projects in courses, should have these skills when they graduate from Marion High School.

MARION COMPASS CENTER
Students can transfer to the COMPASS school on the Linn-Mar campus through a recommendation from our principals and
counselors, and can earn a Marion Alternative High School diploma, but will walk among their peers at graduation. ​ ​Ninth graders
are ineligible. Attendance to COMPASS school is required daily. Students are allowed to complete no less than 4 classes and no
more than 8 if planning to return to Marion High School. NOTE: Work Experience will not be accepted back. Paperwork and parent
approval is required. If you are interested contact the Counseling Office.​ They will set up a tour to help you decide.

TRANSFERRING OR MOVING
Students transferring from Marion High School ​must check out​ with the Counseling Office before moving or transferring to a new
school. Appropriate paperwork must be filled out in order to attend another school.

MENTOR PROGRAM
Every student at Marion High School will be assigned a faculty mentor starting their 9​th​ grade year. Mentor meetings will be held the
first full day of a full week. Attendance is mandatory. Topics include Character Counts, Iowa Assessment testing, academic planning,
post-high school options, job shadow information and internships, including completion of the Navigator Career Assessment.

EQUITY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Marion Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin,
religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability, in its educational programs, activities or employment
practices. If you believe you (or your child) have been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact Janelle
Brouwer, Equity Coordinator, at 377-4691.

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, RESTRAINT, PHYSICAL CONFINEMENT and DETENTION
State law forbids school employees from using corporal punishment against any student. Certain actions by school employees are
not considered corporal punishment. Additionally, school employees may use “reasonable and necessary force, not designed or
intended to cause pain” to do certain things, such as prevent harm to persons or property.

State law also places limits on school employees’ abilities to restrain or confine and detain a child. If a child is restrained or confined
and detained, the school must maintain documentation and must provide certain types of notice to the child’s parent.

If you have any questions about this state law, please contact us. The complete text of the law and additional information is
available on the Iowa Department of Education’s Website link ​https://www.educateiowa.gov​ and search for Timeout, Seclusion and
Restraint.
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
Marion High School offers a diversified array of courses and activities to meet the wide range of individual student goals, interests,
and abilities. Therefore, it is very important that you make your educational plans carefully and keep such plans up to date as you
progress through school. Your counselors and teachers are prepared to assist you in this task.

In developing your personal educational plan, you will want to select courses with four purposes in mind:
         1. To meet requirements for graduation
         2. To achieve proficiency in basic knowledge and skill areas which are important to continued learning and functioning in
             adult life
         3. To reach specific post-high school goals
         4. Allow development of a special talent or interest, through their chosen career pathway, based on the results of the
         Navigator Career Assessment
STUDENTS WITH AN IEP (Individual Education Plan)

      Teachers whose students have an IEP will enroll their students in the following class(es) when appropriate.
                                See your student’s teacher if you have questions.

Course Title:    ACADEMIC CONCEPTS
Grade Level:     9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:         .5 Per Course
Length:          2 Terms

Course Description: ​The curriculum and activities in this course are designed to help students who have IEP’s meet district
standards. Student schedules for Academic Concepts are arranged on an individual basis and can include any of the following based
on students’ individual IEP goal areas: reading, writing, math, organizational skills, study skills, employability skills, and career
planning.

Course Title: LIFE SKILLS
Grade:         9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:       .5 Per Course

Course Description: ​This course is designed for students with an IEP. Individualized direct instruction will be provided in the areas of
career education, communication, global knowledge, higher-order thinking skills, personal management and technology. The
curriculum and activities in this class are designed to meet the 21​st​ Century Skills outlined in the Iowa Core Curriculum. This course
focuses on functional academics through systematic instruction that will prepare students to enter various adult roles as effective
citizens, informed consumers, life-long learners, responsible family members, and productive workers in our society. This course is
also designed to build transition skills.

Course Title:     SOCIAL SKILLS CONCEPTS
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:          .5 Per Course

Course Description: ​ This course is designed to teach students the social skills needed in the regular education and work
environments. These skills are taught in an environment that provides many opportunities for immediate feedback and correction
through a low teacher to student ratio. The course also provides direct instruction in required subject areas to help students who
may have learning difficulties or who may not be successful in the general education environment due to behavior. The curriculum
and activities in the course are designed to meet district standards and benchmarks as well as the Iowa Core Curriculum.

Course Title​: ​COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION (CBI)
Semester & Year:​ Offered every semester, 3rd block only

Course Description​: This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate skills in the classroom and
transfer those skills from the academic setting to the community setting. Students enrolled in the course must have an IEP.
Students will practice skills such as shopping and budgeting, navigating public transportation, finding and participating in leisure
activities, interacting with community members and social skills, visiting potential employers, and self-advocacy. Community Based
Instruction is critical to a student’s ability to function independently. CBI allows students to learn in real settings which increases
motivation and the likelihood of maintaining skills.
Peer tutors will have the option to enroll in this course for volunteer hours and/or elective credit. Peer tutors will interact with the
students during their instructional tasks and assist students in building social skills.
Expectations and Goals:
Through sustained and repeated instruction, students will be able to generalize skills across settings and people.

Course materials:
Bus passes

Course schedule:
Students will learn skills in the classroom setting Monday-Wednesday. Thursday’s will be the weekly community outing. Friday’s
will be a review and reflection of the weeks activities.

1 - Riding public transportation
2 - Banking
3 - Grocery shopping
4 - Laundromat/Community Services
5 - Volunteering
6 - Dining out
7 - Retail/Mall
8 - Employer
9 - Leisure activity

Course Title: INDEPENDENT ENGLISH; INDEPENDENT MATH
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:       .5 Per Term
Length:       1-4 Terms

Course Description: ​ These courses are designed for students whose disability in English or Math, according to their IEP, need to be
in an individualized instruction class for English or Math.

Course Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY SKILLS
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:       .5 Per Term
Length:       1-4 Terms

Course Description: ​ This course is designed for students with a disability in behavior or other academics who need individualized
instruction.
MARION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
            Procedure for the Development and Implementation of a 504 Plan

Listed are examples of disabilities which might affect a major life activity: ADD, ADHD, amputation, arthritis, asthma, autism,
blindness, bowel, bladder, brain, burn injuries, cancer, cerebral palsy, circulatory, cystic fibrosis, deafness, diabetes, digestion issues,
dietary needs, dyslexia, endocrine functions, fetal alcohol syndrome, heart disease, hemophilia, immunology problems, learning
disability, neurological, respiratory, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive functions and visual problems, According to the law,
examples of major life activities are defined as “caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking,
breathing, learning and working, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking and communicating.”

Overview:
Marion Independent School District’s Board Policy 602.51:
“The MISD will identify, evaluate, and provide, an appropriate education to students with disabilities within the meaning of Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.”

Section 504
Section 504 is a federal anti-discrimination law intended to create a level playing field for regular education students. The purpose
of a student having a 504 Plan is to accommodate these who have an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. A
parent needs to bring a report or diagnosis from a doctor or an outside source. The 504 team will then consider this information and
the recommendations to determine if the criterion is met for developing a 504 Plan. Family and school are expected to work
together to assure the success of the 504 Plan.

Steps for Developing and Implementing the 504:
If a parent is interested in discussing the possibility of a 504 Plan, please contact Mrs. Grant in the Counseling Office to set up an
appointment.

The parent or guardian needs to bring to the meeting a recent documentation of a recent diagnosis from a clinic, medical doctor or
psychologist. A doctor’s statement on a prescription script is acceptable.

The team will determine:
●       A desired outcome for the student
●       The area of concern and accommodations needed
●       A description of the disability and how it affects a major life activity

Students’ 504 Plans are given to each of the teachers at the beginning of each term. If your student’s needs are not being met,
please refer to our web-site​ www.marion-isd.org
MARION HIGH SCHOOL HONORS PROGRAM CRITERIA
        Marion High School students will be eligible for the​ Honors Program​ their senior year if they meet the following
        criteria:

            ●   Complete 4 credits English (8 courses), 3 credits (6 courses)​ should be advanced.​ Some discretion will
                be given to the first three credits if there were course conflicts and advanced courses that could not be
                taken. Senior credits should come from: English 4 College A & B, or AP English 1 & 2 and Comp 1 & 2.
            ●   Complete 3 credits of Social Studies
            ●   Complete 3 credits of Math ( including 1 credit the following plus further classes of Integrated
                Algebra/Geometry 1A & B, 2A & B, 3A & B, and 2 credits of courses of sequential difficulty)
            ●   Complete 3 credits of Science (must include 1 credit: Chemistry 1 & 2 or 1 credit in Physics 1 & 2 or
                Chemistry 1 and Physics 1)
            ●   Complete 3 credits of a World Language
            ●   Earn a GPA of 3.5 in the above criteria
            ●   Maintain a 3 year average at the 85% (IOWA norm) on the Iowa Assessment tests
            ●   The classes listed above cannot be taken pass/fail

Students fulfilling these requirements will be eligible for the Marion High School Honors Program and will be recognized
at Honors Night, graduation ceremonies, and have an Honors Program designation on their diploma.

Students can apply for the Honors Program following the 2nd term of their senior year.

Online core classes are on a Credit/No Credit basis, but your percentage will be calculated for the Honors Program.

If you wish to be eligible and awarded participation in the Marion High School Academic Honors Program you must as a
senior:

                1. Complete the Honors Program Course checklist from the Counseling Office.
                2. Return the checklist to the Counseling Office.
                3. When contacted, review the checklist with a counselor.

All steps must be completed. No exceptions.
MARION HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCIENCE MATH AWARDS
GOLD MEDALLION AWARD
Students who complete the below courses and have a cumulative grade point average in all science and math
classes of 3.5 or better will receive a gold medallion on Senior Honors Night in May to wear at graduation.

              General Science                      3 terms
              Biology                              3 terms
              Chemistry and/or AP Chemistry        2 terms
              Physics                              2 terms or Chemistry 1 & Physics 1
              Integrated Alg/Geo 2A & B            2 terms
              Integrated Alg/Trig 3A & B           2 terms
              Integrated Pre-Calculus 4A & B       2 terms

              This is a total of 15-16 terms of Math and Science.

BRONZE MEDALLION AWARD
Students who complete the above courses with a passing grade will receive a bronze medallion on Senior
Honors Night in May to wear on graduation day.

Classes cannot be taken on a credit/non-credit basis.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE AVERAGE AND WHAT IS YOUR R.A.I. SCORE?
Marion High School calculates grade point averages based on a 4.0 scale. The GPA is calculated by dividing the total
amount of grade points (see the assigned points on page 3) by the total amount of credit hours attempted. The grade
point average may range from 0.00-4.00 or higher. Marion High School also offers classes for students that may earn
grade points on a 5.0 scale. These classes are Advanced Placement courses such as AP Art History, AP Calculus, AP
English, AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP Chemistry, AP American History, AP Government, AP Psychology,
AP Online Classes and AP Statistics. If a student passes one of these courses they will receive an additional grade point.
For example, if a student receives an A in a traditional course they would receive four points toward their GPA. If that
were an AP Course the student would receive five points for the same “A.”

Grade point averages are generated by a formula within PowerSchool. There are times given the amount of AP courses
a student takes that they see a few less hundredths on their grade point average. This may decide the difference
between being number one and number two in the class or between 100 and 101. This is one reason that MHS does not
honor a valedictorian and a salutatorian. The ten students who have the highest grade point averages are always
recognized as our class scholars.

Each year Marion High School takes part in selecting one student as KWWL’s Top of the Class promotion. KWWL
provides a formula:
    ● A student’s GPA is converted to a 4.0 scale in the core areas: English, World Language, Math, Science, Social
       Studies X 250
    ● ACT composite multiplied by 27.778 or SAT divided by 1.6
    ● Total Score of their GPA and ACT or SAT

                                  Regent Admissions Score: RAI Score

The RAI scores show how four year colleges and universities determine if you will be eligible for admission to
their institution.

                                  (2 x ACT composite score)
                                + (1 x percentile high school rank)
                                + (20 x high school GPA)
                                + (5 x high school core courses)
                                Regent Admission Index Score

NOTE: Post-secondary entrance requirements are changing yearly and becoming more demanding. It is the
responsibility of the student and parent to find out about those requirements before selecting the student’s
high school courses each year.
IOWA REGENT SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

 Subject              Iowa State                                 University of Iowa                       University of
  Area                University                                                                          Northern Iowa

            4 years​ emphasizing writing,               4 years​ with an emphasis on the         4 years​ including one year of
 English/   speaking, reading, as well as               analysis and interpretation of           composition, also may include one
Language    understanding and appreciation of           literature, composition, and speech.     year of speech, communication, or
  Arts      literature.                                                                          journalism.

            3 years​ including one year each of         3 years​ including two years of          3 years​ including the equivalent of
            algebra, geometry and advanced              algebra and one year of geometry,        algebra, geometry, and advanced
            algebra.                                    for admission to the College of          algebra.
                                                        Liberal Arts and Sciences.
                                                        4 years​ including two years of
                                                        algebra, one year each of
                                                        geometry, and high math
                                                        (trigonometry, analysis, or calculus)
  Math                                                  for admission to the College of
                                                        Engineering.

            3 years​ including one year each            3 years​ including one year each         3 years​ including courses in
            from any two of the following:              from any two of the following:           general science, biology chemistry,
            biology, chemistry, and physics.            biology, chemistry, or physics for       earth science, or physics.
                                                        admission to the College of Liberal      Laboratory experience highly
Natural                                                 Arts and Sciences.                       recommended.
Science                                                 3 years​ with at least one year each
                                                        in chemistry and physics, for
                                                        admission to the College of
                                                        Engineering.

            2 years ​for admission to the               3 years​ with US History and World       3 years​ including courses in
            Colleges of Agriculture and Life            History recommended for                  anthropology, economics,
            Sciences, Business, Design,                 admission to the College of Liberal      geography, government, history,
 Social     Engineering and Human Sciences.             Arts and Sciences.                       psychology, or sociology.
Science     3 years​ for admission to the               2 years​ with US History and World
            College of Liberal Arts and                 History recommended, for
            Sciences                                    admission to the College of
                                                        Engineering.

            2 years​ of a single foreign                2 years​ of a single foreign             Foreign language courses are not
            language for admission to the               language are required for                required for admission. However,
            College of Liberal Arts and                 admissions. For many degrees, the        two years of a foreign language in
 Foreign    Sciences and the College of                 fourth year of proficiency is required   high school with a C- or above in
            Engineering.                                for graduation.                          the last course will meet the
Language    Foreign language courses are not                                                     university graduation requirement.
            required for admission to the Colleges of
            Agriculture, Business, Design or Human
            Sciences

 Other      Specific elective courses are not           Specific elective courses are not        2 years​ of additional courses from
Courses     required for admission                      required for admission                   the required subject areas, foreign
                                                                                                 languages or fine arts.
Marion High School
Program of Studies Key

     Regents Admissions Index (RAI) approved course

     NCAA approved course

     Kirkwood Community College credit course

     Weighted course graded on a 5.0 scale

     Project Lead the Way Course
Art Department Course Divisions
Beginning
Ceramics
Computer Graphics
Drawing
Intro. to Art
Adaptive Art

Intermediate
Surface Design in Clay
Digital Photography
2D and 3D Art
Painting

Advanced (non-college credit)
Ceramics 2
Drawing 2
Digital Imaging 2

Kirkwood College Credit
Art Appreciation
AP Art History 1 and 2

Kirkwood Graphics Career Academy
Digital Imaging 1
Illustrator
Digital Layout

AP Courses
AP Art History/PSEO
AP Art Studio 2D
ART
                                                  BEGINNING ART CLASSES
Course Title:      ADAPTIVE ART
Grade Level:        9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:            .5
Length:            1 Term
Consideration:     Application process and instructor approval

Course Description:​ A student partnered art class provides exposure to various art techniques and processes including
Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional concepts. Leadership and team building skills are essential. If you are interested in
collaborating with a peer in need of assistance, you must submit an application and obtain instructor approval. Applications are
available in the Counseling Office.

Course Title:      COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGN
Grade Level:        9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:            .5
Length:            1 Term
Considerations:    This course is a prerequisite for the Kirkwood Graphics Career Academy Program offered at MHS

Course Description:​ Units of study will focus on learning graphics techniques while gaining an understanding of the elements,
design principles, and art history. Computer generated fine arts and commercial art will be explored. Students will become
computer literate while solving artistic problems.

Course Title:      CERAMICS
Grade Level:       9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:            .5
Length:            1 Term

Course Description:​ Students will explore a variety of hand building techniques with clay. Correct procedures and technical
information will be emphasized. Students will enjoy the opportunity for creative work and self-expression through clay. Weekly
workbook assignments concerning the history of ceramics will be included.

Course Title:      DRAWING
Grade Level:       9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:            .5
Length:            1 Term
Consideration​s:   This course is a prerequisite for the Kirkwood Graphics Career Academy Program offered at MHS

Course Description:​ This course will help students learn to see and draw accurately as well as imaginatively. A variety of materials
and approaches will be used to solve problems in perspective, portraiture, still life, landscapes, and figure drawing. The topic of
brain hemispheres will be explored in order to help students tap into the creative possibilities of the right side of the brain.

Course Title:       INTRODUCTION TO ART
Grade Level:        9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:            .5
Length:             1 Term
Prerequisite:      Students who have already taken an art class are not eligible for this course

Course Description:​ This class is designed to provide you with a great foundation in creating art!​ ​Learn how to apply The Elements
of Art and Principles of Design to a variety of creative projects. You will explore a several art making techniques such as collaging,
painting, drawing, ceramics, and graphic design. Choice Based Project Development will allow you to express visual ideas that clearly
demonstrate the elements and principles. Learn how to effectively communicate about your artwork and the work of others.
INTERMEDIATE ART CLASSES

Course Title:     DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed Drawing and Computer Graphics
Considerations:   Experience with computers, digital photography, science, math and chemistry is recommended

Course Description:​ This course is intended for students interested in creating interesting and meaningful photographs using
traditional and digital photography applications. Composition and basic shooting techniques will be covered. Students will learn the
basics of printmaking techniques, photo editing and creative applications to enhance digital work. Digital cameras are available to
be checked out for this class.

Course Title:     2D AND 3D ART
Grade Level:       9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:      Passed Drawing or Introduction to Art

Course Description:​ This comprehensive art course is designed to give advanced art students a broad overview of the materials
used in the visual arts. Areas to be explored include a wide variety of two and three-dimensional art materials. An emphasis will be
placed on self-expression and refining artistic skills.

Course Title:     PAINTING
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed Drawing

Course Description:​ In this class, students will use chalks, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylics. A variety of techniques will be
explored so that students gain knowledge and confidence in their ability to communicate ideas and express feelings through their
paintings. Color theory, design principles and art history will be emphasized.

Course Title:     SURFACE DESIGN IN CLAY
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Consideration:    Passed Ceramics

Course Description: ​Discover how to take your ceramic work to the next level! Explore a range of surface design techniques in clay
including Sgraffito, Mishima, Paper Resist, Graphic Design Application, and Printmaking. Students must have proficiency in clay
construction techniques from Ceramics 1 such as; coiling, pinching, slab, and exposure to the potter’s wheel. Choice Based Project
Development and independent construction techniques are essential components to this class.
ADVANCED ART CLASSES
Course Title:     CERAMICS 2
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed Ceramics

Course Description:​ Students in this class will expand their basic skill with both hand-building and wheel throwing. Students can
expect to work more independently than beginning students and assume responsibilities in the ceramics lab with loading the kiln,
running the pug mill and formulating glazes. Emphasis will be on creativity and originality as well as development of advanced
methods of clay construction and sculpture. This course may only be taken once.

Course Title:     DRAWING 2
Grade Level:      11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite​:    Passed Drawing

Course Description​: This course will offer students a chance to continue building upon the skills learned in drawing. A variety of
materials and approaches will be used to refine the student’s skills at drawing.Topics such as illustration, portraiture, landscape, still
life, and figure drawing may be covered. Students in the class will be able to work on designing problems and assignments
themselves. Careers in art and portfolio development will be covered in this class.

Course Title:     DIGITAL IMAGING 2
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
PrerequisIte:      Passed Digital Imaging 1

Course Description:​ This course will offer students who are interested in careers in graphic design a chance for further exploration.
Using PhotoShop as a production tool, students will merge and edit images, practice photo retouching, and techniques necessary to
ensure accurate color printing will be topics covered.

                                     KIRKWOOD COLLEGE CREDIT ART CLASSES

Course Title:     ART APPRECIATION ART-101
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           1 Credit - 3 College Credits
Length :          1 Term
Recommended:      It is suggested that the student have a 3.0 or above GPA

Course Description​: ​ ​ This course provides an overview of art from an historical to contemporary frame of reference. Methods used
for analysis and interpretation of various art forms is also covered in this class. A comparison of diverse cultures and the ways they
address the major themes of art is also included. This course satisfies the fine art general education requirement for most college
majors. It is intended for future non-art majors.
KIRKWOOD GRAPHICS CAREER ACADEMY COURSES
Course Title:     DIGITAL IMAGING 1 GRA-140 GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5 (3 College Credits)
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisites:    Passed Computer Graphics

Course Description: ​ This course introduces electronic image editing software using Photoshop. Concepts covered include basic
scanning techniques for grayscale and line art images, proper manipulation procedures required for
various output sources, including input and output resolutions, file size, multiple file saving formats, simple image enhancements
and creating duo-tones, and other creative applications of Photoshop.

Course Title:     ILLUSTRATOR GRA-127 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level:     11, 12
Credit:          .5 (3 College Credits)
Length:          1 Term
Prerequisite:    Passed Computer Graphics

Course Description: ​This course introduces Adobe Illustrator and its applications in graphic communication. Class activities include
projects to explore the Adobe Illustrator tools as they apply to object (vector) based files, as well as Adobe Illustrator filters and
layers. Students practice basic drawing and tracing techniques, create line art, logos and learn to simplify artwork through stylizing.
Creative use of type is also explored. Students learn to set up color for reproduction, and also learn to save and manage files, and
how files interact with page layout and print (raster) programs.

Course Title:    DIGITAL LAYOUT ​ ​GRA-131 GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level:     11, 12
Credit:          .5 (3 College Credits)
Length:          1 Term
Prerequisite:    Passed Computer Graphics

Course Description: ​This course provides working knowledge of the CS3 Adobe InDesign Page Layout program and its
use in creating effective page layouts combining graphics and type. Topics covered include: toolbox and tool usage, importing and
editing text and graphics, master pages, use of styles, text, and paragraph formatting, general layout and design concepts, printing
operations, importing graphics, and setting up text styles, columns and grids. Students create various single and spot-color
documents including flyers, newsletters, and other printed materials.
AP ART COURSES
Course Title:    AP ART HISTORY A & B
Grade Level:     10, 11, 12
Dual Credit:     1 (6 College Credits)
Length:          2 Terms
Prerequisite:    A minimum 3.0 GPA is recommended

Course Description:​ This course provides a college-level survey of the history of art. Students will develop an understanding and
knowledge of diverse cultures by studying the architecture, sculpture, painting and other media of people throughout history.
Methods of visual analysis as well as historical context will be employed in the search for how and why works of art convey meaning
and record the ideals, values, and power of the cultures that have preceded our own. ​This course satisfies a Social Studies elective.

This course is two consecutive terms and is recommended for any student planning to attend a four-year college or university.

Course Title:    AP STUDIO ART A & B
Grade Level:     11, 12
Credit:          1
Length:          2 Terms
Prerequisite:    Instructor Approval/Student Application

Course Description:​ This course is intended to serve highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study and
creation of art. The program demands significant commitment, while independent thinking and self-direction are essential.
Students are challenged to develop a focus or concentration area in which their final portfolio will be submitted to the AP Board of
Examiners for review. It is highly recommended that studio art students have previous training in art. Students should be able to
accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum. Instructor approval and a student application process is required for
admission into AP Studio Art. Guided teacher-led instruction and critiques will be included, as well as student resume and mission
statement development. This course is two consecutive terms.
BUSINESS EDUCATION CLASSES
                                             BEGINNING BUSINESS CLASSES

Course Title:     BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description : ​Business Management will give students an understanding of what is necessary to manage a successful
business, and the importance of business in a global economy. Topics covered will include forms of business ownership, financial
management, human resource management, productions, communications, and other managerial functions.

Course Title:     INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description: ​This course will introduce the students to the world of business. Using the information and activities learned in
this course, students will increase their preparation for becoming knowledgeable consumers, well prepared employees, and gain a
deeper understanding of all the responsibilities and costs of living on their own. Topics such as management, marketing, accounting,
and finance will be introduced to the students. This class will also closely examine cutting-edge topics like the impact of the
economic and political climate on business, green and socially responsible business, and sustainability.

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Course Title:     INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Keyboarding skills helpful

NOTE:            This course is an Articulated Course

Course Description:​ This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and
Access programs. Through a number of activities the student will be able to proficiently create a Word document that will include
tables, graphs, and the use of merging documents. The student will learn to create a PowerPoint presentation. They will learn the
basics of slide building, slide transition, and special effects. The student will create a worksheet and workbook using Excel. They will
learn how to format cells, use functions and formulas, create charts, and more. Finally, they will learn the basics of managing a
database by using Access.

Course Title:     CAREER READINESS
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description:​ Career Readiness will give students an opportunity to investigate and assess their own career exploration and
receive information on individual career choices. Students will be using the Navigator Assessment program to better understand
potential career paths that are lined up with current individual strengths and interests. Students will also develop an awareness of
what employers are asking for in the job market, how to research the job market and companies, write a resume, and how to
improve interview techniques. Job shadows will be available, based on Career Clusters.
Course Title:     LAW - BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW 1
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description:​ This class is designed to offer the student the opportunity to explore several different aspects of legal
application as they study true situations that show how business law impacts business and people. The student will explore the
difference between human and civil rights and explore the legal system as it operates in Iowa. The course will then take the student
through numerous business law applications and how it all applies to their everyday life. The student will understand how contracts
are created, agency relationships, ownership of goods, and liability issues with goods. This class will encourage the student to learn
new legal concepts, analyze the effects of media including television and the press, legal issues, study cultural diversity in law,
engage in thoughtful discussion of important legal issues, and give them helpful guidelines for dealing with the legal system as an
individual, an employee, an entrepreneur and more.

Course Title:     LAW - BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW 2
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed Business and Personal Law 1

Course Description: ​This course is designed to incorporate previous learning from Law for Business and Personal A and take their
basic understanding of legal applications to the next level through the study of a variety of business and personal situations.

                                 INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS EDUCATION CLASSES
Course Title:     ACCOUNTING 1 AND 2
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           1
Length:           2 Terms
Considerations:   Completion of Accounting 1 and 2 will allow a student to articulate this course to Iowa community colleges.

Course Description:​ Accounting is a course which provides background for a variety of career objectives. It offers beginning
vocational preparation for a career in accounting, it provides a foundation for further study at the college level, and it prepares a
student for related business fields in which a mastery of some accounting knowledge and skill is needed. The course teaches the
fundamentals of summarizing business and financial transactions in books and verifying and reporting the results through the study
and application of the principles of double-entry accounting. Projects and practice sets are prepared by the student. These activities
draw together the various principles taught and strengthen the learning of accounting concepts and procedures. The complete
accounting cycle will be covered in this course. A fee is assessed. A computerized accounting program will be introduced.
Accounting II may be taken as an independent study with the permission of the instructor after the completion of Accounting I. See
the Counseling Office if you are interested.

Course Title:     MARKETING
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description:​ The entertainment and sports industries are ones in which fans and companies spend billions of dollars each
year. Through practical applications based in the entertainment and sports world this class will take the student on a step by step
journey through the world of marketing. The student will learn the basic functions of marketing and how those functions are
applied to sports and entertainment. The student will be introduced to Marketing, Information Management, Financing, Pricing,
Promotion, Product/Service Management, Distribution, and Selling which are the foundations of marketing. Students will have an
opportunity to participate in discussions, group work and class projects.
KIRKWOOD COLLEGE CREDIT BUSINESS CLASSES

Course Title:    INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Grade Level:     11, 12
Credit:          .5 (3 College Credits)
Length:          1 Term
Prerequisite:    Must have taken Introduction to Computer Applications with a grade of a C or better

NOTE:            This course is a Dual Credit Course

Course Description:​ Familiarizes the student with business, personal and industrial uses of microcomputers. Broad-based overview
of microcomputer topics is presented; concepts of storage media, file organization and data representation are also presented. The
fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming are discussed. 3 college credits available.
ENGINEERING CLASSES
                                 PROJECT LEAD THE WAY- CAREER ACADEMY

Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized high school pre-engineering curriculum designed to help students develop
better problem solving skills by immersing them in real-world engineering challenges.

Things to know about this academy prior to registration: ​Project Lead the Way course availability depends on the individual high
school. Students should check with Mr. Kettmann to determine availability, eligibility, and process for enrollment.

         All courses (except Applied Engineering) are available as concurrent credit courses and students may be eligible for
         regent-accepted, transferrable engineering credit. All courses are worth 3 credit hours per term, 1 semester. In order to
         receive transferrable EGR credit, students must receive an 85% or greater on pre-final grade and pass parts A and C
         of the final exam with a 70% or greater score. If a student doesn’t complete the qualifiers, they will still receive
         non-transferrable EGT credit from Kirkwood.

BEGINNING ENGINEERING CLASSES

Course Title:    INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN A and B EGT-400 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Grade Level​:    9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:          1 High School Credit (6 College Credits), see information above
Length:          2 Terms
Consideration:   Must be scheduled for Int. Alg/Geo. 1A, B & C
                 or Advanced Int. Alg/Geo 1A & B

Course Description​: Uses a design development process while enriching problem-solving skills; students and analyze models using
specialized computer software.

Course Title:    PLTW COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (College Credit)
Grade Level​:    9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:          .5 Credit
Length:          2 Terms

Course Description​: ​Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this
course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce
professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. While this course can be a student’s first in computer science, students
without prior computing experience are encouraged to start with Introduction to Computer Science. Computer Science Principles
helps students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects and problems include app
development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, and simulation. PLTW is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider
of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This endorsement affirms that all
components of PLTW CSP’s offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment.
INTERMEDIATE ENGINEERING CLASS

Course Title:    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING A and B
                 EGT 410 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level:     10, 11, 12
Credit:          1 High School Credit (6 College Credits), see information above
Length:          2 Terms
Prerequisites:   Must have passed Intro. to Engineering Design & Int. Alg /Geo 1A, B, C or Advanced Int. Adv.
                 Must be enrolled in Integrated 2A, B, C or Advanced 2A, B

Course Description​: Explores technology systems and manufacturing processes;addresses the social and political consequences of
technological change.
ENGLISH REQUIRED CLASSES
Course Title:     ENGLISH 1A
Grade Level:      9
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description: ​This course is the first term of a two-term freshmen year course that is designed to improve language skills by
focusing on literary interpretations, writing development, and higher order thinking. Content includes short stories, epic, poetry and
drama.

Course Title:     ENGLISH 1A ADVANCED
Grade Level:      9
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description: ​This course is the first term of a two-term freshmen year course that focuses on literature analysis and
interpretation, writing development, and higher order thinking through a variety of texts. Content includes short stories, poetry,
epic, legend and drama. This course is designed for students who are reading at or above grade level and college bound.

Course Title:     ENGLISH 1B
Grade Level:      9
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed English 1A or 1A Advanced

Course Description: ​This course is the second term of a two-term freshmen year course that covers different
genres of books, writing techniques, and projects while also incorporating different types of technology to enhance 21​st​ century
skills.

Course Title:     ENGLISH 1B ADVANCED
Grade Level:      9
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed English 1A or 1A Advanced

Course Description: ​This course is the second term of a two-term freshmen year course for any student
wishing to further his/her knowledge of different genres of literature, writing techniques, and projects while also incorporating
different types of technology to enhance 21st century skills.

Course Title:      ENGLISH 2 WRITING
Grade Level:       10
Credit:            .5
Length:            1 Term
Prerequisite:    ​ Passed English 1A, B

Course Description: ​This sophomore year course focuses on writing skills developed through thinking skills,
library and Internet research, topic analysis, and study skills. Various writing styles and techniques based on several genres of text
and film are covered in this quarter-long class.
Course Title:       ​ENGLISH 2 WRITING - ADVANCED
Grade Level:         10
Credit:            .5 per term
Length:            1 Term
Prerequisite:    ​ Passed English 1A, B

Course Description: ​Designed for college-bound students, this sophomore year course focuses on reading and writing skills
developed through higher order of thinking skills, library and Internet research, literary analysis and study skills. One novel in
addition to other various writing styles and techniques based on several genres of text and film are covered in this quarter-long
class. The advanced section uses more college-bound reading selections and moves at an accelerated pace through all materials.

Course Title:     ENGLISH 2 - COMMUNICATION/SPEECH
Grade Level:      10
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed English 1A and 1B

Course Description: ​Students will practice and improve their ability to communicate with others and increase their ability to achieve
their goals by improving their speaking, listening and organizational skills. Students will study the basic mechanics of communication
as well as develop their own speeches on a variety of topics.

Course Title:     ENGLISH 2 - COMMUNICATION/SPEECH ADVANCED
Grade Level:      10
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed English 1A and 1B

Course Description: ​Students will practice and improve their aptitude in communication with others and increase their ability to
achieve their goals by improving their speaking, listening and organizational skills. Students will study the basic mechanics of
communication as well as develop their own speeches on a variety of topics. Students will end the term by drawing all aspects of
the class together to compete in a 35 minute team debate.

Course Title:     AMERICAN LITERATURE 3A
Grade Level:      11
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term (Offered First or Second Term)
Prerequisite:     Passed English 1A, 1B and English 2 Speech & Writing

C​ourse Description: ​This junior year course will focus on early 19th Century and contemporary American literature in its historical
context, studied through a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Students are taught the analytical writing process to
write extended critical essays. Students will engage in modern film analysis.

Course Title:     AMERICAN LITERATURE 3B
Grade Level:      11
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term (Offered Third or Fourth Term)
Prerequisite:     Passed English 1A, 1B and English 2 Speech & Writing

C​ourse Description: ​This junior year course will focus on 20​th​ Century and contemporary American literature                       in
its historical context, studied through a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Students are taught the analytical writing
process to write extended critical essays. Students will engage in modern film analysis.
Course Title:     ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION A & B
Grade Level:      12
Credit:           .5 Per Term
Length:           2 Terms
Prerequisites:    ​English 1A and 1B; English 2 Writing & Speech Advanced;
                   English 3A and 3B - American Literature Advanced

Course Description:​ Advanced Placement English is for seniors capable of doing college-level work. Organized by
genre (short story, drama, poetry, essay, and novel), this three-term course offers a balance among reading, writing, and speaking
activities, emphasizing the development of skills in critical reading and writing about literature. The course will prepare students to
take the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition for college credit, should they wish to take the
exam.
NOTE: Completion of Advanced English classes with an 85% or better both sophomore and junior years previous to this class is
recommended

Course Title:     ENGLISH 4A, 4B
Grade Level:      12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term each
Prerequisites:    English 1A, B; English 2 Speech & Writing; English 3A, B - American Literature
                  Must take 4A before 4B

Course Description:
English 4A ​is the first of a two term senior year course that is designed to improve language skills by writing a narrative, reading and
analyzing a novel, and films, completing a film analysis, and researching a career or college.

English 4B​ is the second term of a two term senior year course that is designed to improve language skills by reading and analyzing a
novel, studying print media, completing a multi-genre project, completing a film response and connection, and completing a Senior
Capstone Project.

                               KIRKWOOD COLLEGE CREDIT ENGLISH CLASSES

Course Title:     COMPOSITION 1, 2 ENG-105 ENGLISH COMPOSITION
Grade Level:      12
Credit:           2 (6 College Credits)
Length:           2 Terms
Prerequisites:    Must have been successful and completed English 4A & B

Course Description:​ Teaches expository writing with emphasis in organization, supporting details, style, vocabulary and library
research skills.

Course Title:     FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION SPC-101 COMMUNICATION SPEECH
Grade Level :     11, 12
Credit:           1 (3 College Credits)
Length:           2 Terms
Prerequisite:     Must have been successful and completed MHS English Speech

Course Description: ​Studies basic communication theory and practice including communication process,
interpersonal relationships, small group interaction and public speaking.
ENGLISH ELECTIVES
Course Title:     LITERACY CONCEPTS 1A AND 1B ​ ​Required class for identified students
Grade Level:      9
Credit:           1
Length:           2 Terms sequentially
Considerations:   This course does NOT fulfill English requirements

C​ourse Description: ​This course is designed to help students strengthen reading skills. Focus will be on reading skills developed
through a survey of young adult fiction and nonfiction. Practices include action reading strategies for deepening comprehension and
fluency, and for engaging students with the texts. Ongoing activities include cooperative learning, “read aloud/think aloud”
activities and enactment techniques.

Literacy Concepts​ students will take this course Term 1 & 2 if scores on the Iowa Assessment Reading Comprehension scores in
reading comprehension are below the 41% NPR, or below the appropriate grade level proficiency.

Course Title:     LITERACY CONCEPTS 2A and 2B ​Required class for identified students
Grade Level:      10, 11
Credit:           1
Length:           2 Terms sequentially
Considerations:   This course does NOT fulfill English requirements

C​ourse Description: ​This course is designed to help students strengthen reading skills. Focus will be on reading skills developed
through a survey of short stories and nonfiction passages. Practices include action reading strategies for deepening comprehension
and fluency and for engaging students with the texts. Ongoing activities include cooperative learning, “read aloud/think aloud”
activities, computer-based assessments, and enactment techniques.

Literacy Concepts​ students will take this course Term 1 & 2 if scores on the Iowa Assessment Reading Comprehension scores in
reading comprehension are below the 41% NPR, or below the appropriate grade level proficiency.

Course Title:  JOURNALISM 1
Grade Level:   9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:        .5
Length:        1 Term
Consideration: This course is required before Journalism 2

Course Description: ​This is an introductory class, which is an overview of the journalism process, and the skills needed to be
successful in Journalism 2. Students will write, design layouts, become computer literate in the program used for yearbook,
photograph events, and evaluate their work for publication. They will also interview, work in groups, and edit other student’s work.

Course Title:     JOURNALISM 2
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Journalism 1
Considerations:   Must be scheduled for 2-4 terms per year
                  Must pass Journalism 1 with a B grade or better

Course Description:​ Students in this class will be responsible for producing the high school yearbook, seven issues of the high school
newspaper, and adding stories, photos, and videos to the website. They will plan the issues, design layouts, write and edit stories,
and photograph events. Broadcast journalism will also be incorporated into the curriculum.
Course Title:     FILM STUDY
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description: ​No prior study in film is needed to take this course, only a desire to learn. During the term students will learn
about the specific aspects of film (i.e. editing, directing, sound production) while critically thinking about the specific textual and
visual aspects of film and how they apply to separating a film’s narrative from its plot. The course will show films from the middle
twentieth century through the new decade. Students will be responsible for writing a number of examinations of films as well as
responsible for learning the proper vocabulary in order to clearly express ideas relevant to film study.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
                          Students are encouraged to enroll in these courses regardless of gender.

                            FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE REQUIRED COURSE

Course Title:     TEEN INSIGHTS
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description:​ What can teens do to make life less stressful now as well as prepare themselves for the workplace and
responsibilities of adulthood? Teen Insights is designed to help 9​th​ and 10​th​ grade students make life more rewarding and enjoyable
by focusing on skills needed to make the most of school, home, activities, social life, and eventually their career. Topics included in
the course are skills for the workplace, values and goals, decision making, communication, conflict resolution, relationships and
human sexuality.

                             FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE ELECTIVE COURSES
                                BEGINNING FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSES

Course Title:     FOODS AND NUTRITION
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description: ​Are you interested in a recipe for success? Food and Nutrition not only stresses healthy eating, but challenges
students to be creative as well as careful about what they eat. This course is designed to offer a wide variety of food-related
experiences to students with a high interest in nutrition, health, and food preparation. Basic food preparation techniques are taught
as well as food safety and sanitation. Students plan and prepare well-balanced and delicious meals and will learn healthful ways to
prepare their favorite foods.

Course Title:     TRENDS IN FASHION
Grade Level:      9, 10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term

Course Description:​ Do you enjoy working with fabrics? Or keeping up with the latest clothing styles? Do you like to sew? If you
have any of these interests or skills you should consider taking Trends in Fashion. Students can expect to practice basic clothing
construction techniques. The school-sewing lab is a good place to learn to sew. Other topics included are sewing equipment use
and care, grooming tips, fashion know-how, and use of color and design in clothing, wardrobe planning, and consumer issues.
Students will need to purchase their own supplies for sewing projects. Projects include making pillows, stuffed animals, tie blankets
and selection of personal projects.

                              INTERMEDIATE FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSES

Course Title:     BAKERY
Grade Level:      10, 11, 12
Credit:           .5
Length:           1 Term
Prerequisite:     Passed Foods and Nutrition

Course Description:​ With hands -on units ranging from cookies and pies to candy and more, students can transform baking from a
hobby to a viable career option. They can explore pastry arts as a career with the class entrepreneurship project. Students will
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