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Milton High
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PROGRAM OF
   STUDIES
  2019-2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Information
      Principal’s Welcome       ………………………………………………………………………..                    2
      Nondiscrimination         ………………………………………………………………………..                    3
      Global Education Achievement Certificate Program ……………………………               4-5
      Weighted Grade Courses         …………………………………………………………………                   5
      Policy for Schedule Changes ………………………………………………………………..                     6
      Course Recommendations          ………………………………………………………………..                 6-7
      Project Lead the Way (PLTW) – Engineering Program …………………………..             7
      Transcripted Credits / Advanced Standing ………………………………………….                 8
      Early College Credit / Start College Now Program .……………………………….            9-10
      Information for Planning Your Education      ………………………………………….             11
Graduation
      Graduation Requirements ……………………………………..…………………………                         3-4
      Four Year Plan Worksheet ………………………………………………………………..                        12
      Course Offerings Table         ………………………………………………………………..                  13-19

Course Descriptions by Department
       Agriculture                  .……………………………………………………………….                   20-22
       Art                          ………………………………………………………………..                   23-25
       Business Education           ………………………………………………………………..                   26-28
       Cadet Program                ………………………………………………………………..                   29
       Career Education              ……..………………………………………………………..                 30
       Computer Science              ……..………………………………………………………..                 31-32
       Digital Media and Technology …………………..……………………………………….                    33-34
       Engineering / Project Lead the Way ……………………………………………………..                 35-36
       English                       ……………………………………………………………….                   37-40
       Family & Consumer Education ..…………………………………………………………                      41-42
       Health                        ………………....…………………………………………..                43
       Mathematics                   ………………………………………………………………                    44-47
       Music                        ……………………………………………………………….                    48-49
       Physical Education            ……………....……………………………………………..                50-51
       Science                      ……………………………………………………………….                    52-55
       Social Studies               ……………………………………………………………….                    56-58
       Special Education            ……………………………………………………………….                    59-61
       Technology Education          …………...………………………………………………...                62-65
       Tutoring                     ………………………………………………………………..                   66
       World Languages               …………………………………............................    67-69

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Principal’s Welcome
Dear Students and Parents:

The Program of Studies
The Counseling Department at Milton High School has prepared this booklet to assist students in registering for the
2019-2020 school year. This guide provides information that is important for students to consider when selecting
classes for the next school year. The course descriptions provide a brief review of course content. The descriptions
are updated yearly by each department. If you need more information about a certain course, you may contact a
teacher from that department or a school counselor by utilizing the Milton High School web site at
http://www.milton.k12.wi.us/schools/high/ click on “Student Services”.

Graduation Requirements
The current graduation requirements for Milton High School, as set forth by the Board of Education, are included in
this document. These are minimum requirements for a high school diploma. There is a form on page 12 to be used
in developing a four-year plan that will meet post high school needs. It is possible that adjustments in the plan will
be made as one proceeds through high school. However, we urge students to draw up a plan that will give them
some direction toward the goals they are pursuing.

What Students and Parents need to discuss:
    • What are the student’s interests?
    • What skills does the student possess that may develop into a career path?
    • What challenges does the student possess that may impact future goals?
    • Will the student attend a university, technical college, an apprenticeship program, the military or prepare for
        a career directly upon graduation?
    • What financial considerations will be part of post-high school decisions?
    • What will be the demands on time outside of the classroom (extracurricular activities, after school
        employment, etc.)? Students and parents should have a conversation about proper life balance and
        commitments.
Regardless of the student’s plans for after graduation, it is recommended that students challenge themselves
through appropriately rigorous coursework while achieving academic success and life balance. Keeping options open
as future plans change is best achieved through thoughtful planning.

Getting Help
Counselors are available to help students in determining their future career plans and in the selection of courses for
next year. We welcome the opportunity to work with students and parents. Feel free to call and speak with a
counselor at (608) 868-9560.
Students are divided by last names:
A-G – Michelle Kurilla
H-O – Carolyn Wineke
P-Z – Dan Thies

Thank you for taking an active part in your course selection and post high school planning. I look forward to another
great year at Milton High School.

Mr. J. Jeremiah Bilhorn
Principal, Milton High School

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Nondiscrimination
The School District of Milton is committed to equal educational opportunity for all students in the district.

It is the policy of the School District of Milton, pursuant to s. 113.13, Wis. Stats., and PI9, that no person, on the basis
of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or
physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability, may be denied admission to any school in this district or be denied
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil
services, recreational, or other program.

This policy also prohibits discrimination under related federal statutes, including Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of
1964 (race and national origin), Title IX of the education Amendments of 1972 (sex), and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap).

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools to examine existing policies and develop new policies
where needed to ensure that the School District of Milton does not discriminate pursuant to federal and state law.
The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that an employee is designated annually to receive complaints filed under
s 118.13, Wis. Stats., PI9, Wis. Admin. Code, Title IX of the Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. That employee shall assure adoption of a complaint procedure to resolve complaints
alleging violation of these laws, assure that an evaluation of the district’s compliance with s. 118.13, Wis. Stats., is
completed every five years under PI9, Wis. Admin. Code and submit Form PI-1197 to the Department of Public
Instruction annually.

                                            Graduation Requirements
It is the philosophy of the Board of Education that graduation requirements are established as the minimum
expectation for completion of the high school experience. Students are encouraged to exceed the minimum
expectations established for graduation from Milton High School.

All candidates for graduation from Milton High School must successfully complete 24 credits. Students are required
to complete eight semesters of full time attendance unless application is made for early graduation.

The following credits are required:

                                         MHS Graduation Credit Requirements
                                          Subject                      Credits
                                         English                             4
                                         Science                             3
                                         Social Studies                      3
                                         Mathematics                         3
                                         Physical Education               1.5
                                         Health                             .5
                                         Financial Lit & Employability      .5
                                         Electives                        8.5

Students shall receive one-half credit for each semester course successfully completed and one credit for each full
year course successfully completed.

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*Students must complete Algebra I and Geometry as part of their 3 math credits, unless specified in an Individualized
Education Plan.

*Students in the classes of 2020 must complete Integrated Science and Biology as part of their 3 science credits,
unless specified in an Individualized Education Plan.

*Students in class of 2021, 2022, and 2023 must complete Biology, Earth Science, and a Physical Science as part of
their 3 science credits, unless specified in an Individualized Education Plan.

Students completing pre-approved course work outside of Milton High School will receive one-half credit per
semester course. The grade will not count toward the accumulative grade point average, class rank, or honor roll.
Please note, all course work done outside of Milton High School must be pre-approved by the Principal.

Students completing Milton High School course work at the middle school will receive one credit per year. The credit
earned will count toward the 24 credit requirements for graduation from Milton High School. Credits earned at the
middle school count only toward elective courses; the grade will not count toward the cumulative grade point
average, class rank, or honor roll at Milton High School.

                                           Graduation Requirements
Passage of the Wisconsin Civics Examination
As per Wisconsin State statute, students at Milton High School are to pass (65% or higher) the Wisconsin Civics
Examination, given in senior social studies classes (Civics or AP Government), as part of the requirements for
graduation unless otherwise noted in an Individualized Education Plan. Passage of the examination will be noted on
the student’s transcript.

Academic and Career Plan and Presentation Requirement
Milton High School students are to present their Academic and Career Plan (ACP) to a review panel as part of the
requirements for graduation. Students will receive a scheduled 20 minute time slot in March-May of their senior
year to present the ACP to a panel consisting of community members and a MHS Staff representative.

The ACP is assembled over a student’s school career from grades 6 -12 and includes Career activities completed in
grades 6-8, lessons done in homeroom in grades 9-11, and a collection of projects from English and Financial Literacy
and Employability Skills courses. Information on the ACP presentation, including a checklist of the specific
requirements, will be shared with all seniors in the fall of the year of graduation. Completion of the ACP will be
noted on the student’s transcript.

Modifications to the ACP Presentation may be made if noted in an Individualized Education Plan.

                     Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC) Program
What is it?
The Global Certificate is a statewide program for schools belonging to the Wisconsin Global Schools Network. MHS is
part of this network and therefore can offer the certificate. It is an opt-in, four year high school program for students
interested in pursuing study and careers in international business, global studies, international relations, and related
fields. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the distinction of Global Scholar and will
receive:
         * “Global Scholar” on their high school transcript
         * A certificate from the Department of Public Instruction
         * A seal on their diploma
         * A cord at graduation

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What are the requirements?
Students who choose to pursue the program meet with the GEAC advisor to get started and must attend regular
meetings. It is recommended that students begin their freshman year, although students can join at any time. Over
the course of the program, students must complete the following requirements over the course of their high school
career:
    • Global Coursework:
            o 4 years of a single World Language
            o 4 additional credits in coursework tagged as GEAC-eligible (indicated in the Program of Studies by
               this symbol     )
   •   Cultural Literacy: 8 readings/reflections from the Cultural Literacy media list
   •   Global Citizenship: active participation in school/community activities & events tagged as GEAC-eligible
   •   Global Service: develop and execute a Global Service project that will impact the community
   Globe icon indicates courses that qualify for the Global Education Achievement Certificate.
       Students will engage in this work under the guidance of the Global Education Coordinator.

Visit mhsglobal.milton.k12.wi.us for more information.

                                         Weighted Grade Courses

The following are Weighted Grade Courses for the 2019-2020 school year. The grade point assigned to
weighted courses is based on a five (5) point system.

       Advanced Drawing                                        AP Physics I
       Advanced Painting                                       AP Psychology (AS)
       AP Biology                                              AP Spanish Language and Culture
       AP Calculus                                             AP Statistics
       AP Chemistry                                            AP 2-D Art and Design (formerly AP Studio Art)
       AP Computer Science A                                   AP U.S. Government and Politics
       AP Computer Science Principles                          AP U.S. History
       AP English Language and Composition                     AP World History
       AP English Literature and Composition                   BTC Anatomy and Physiology (TC)
       AP Environmental Science                                Computer Science Principles (PLTW)
       AP French Language and Culture                          Honors Spanish III
       AP Music Theory                                         Honors French III
                                                               Precalculus

                       Weighted                          Non-Weighted
                       A = 5 points                      A = 4 points
                       B = 4 points                      B = 3 points
                       C = 3 points                      C = 2 points
                       D = 2 points                      D = 1 point
                       F = 0 points                      F = 0 points

Note to students taking AP classes: Students are encouraged to take the AP exam and should be mindful
that AP exams occur during the spring when field trips and other distractions are evident. You are
responsible for being prepared to take the exam.

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Policy for Schedule Changes

All students are required to carry at least six (6) courses each semester*. Once a student’s schedule is
determined, changes will only be made for special circumstances. Late changes cause difficulty for both the
student and the teacher of the new course/class. Students may not have 3 study halls in any semester.

   •   An elective course dropped after the first 5 days, within the first half of the semester (1st or 3rd
       quarter) will result in a Withdraw Pass (WP) or Withdraw Fail (WF) on your transcript.
   •   A course dropped within the 2nd half of the semester (2nd or 4th quarter) will result in a final grade of
       an F (fail) for the quarter and semester, no matter what the student’s current grade is at that time.
   •   Changes requested in required AP or Honors courses: After the five day deadline, requests to
       change course level may only be considered at the end of each quarter and will involve a meeting
       between the student, parent, teacher and counselor.

*Special Education student schedules are based upon the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

                          Milton High School – Course Recommendations

MHS Philosophy of Course Recommendations

Milton High School administration and faculty are committed to providing each student with the individual
skills and tools to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment. Through purposeful course
and career planning, students will be better prepared to meet the demands of both college and career
expectations. In the past, we have provided students with general guidelines using prerequisite courses
and prior course grades to help direct students to the proper course selection.

With the implementation of state and district standardized assessments (STAR Reading, STAR Math,
ACT+Writing, ACT WorkKeys, ACT Aspire, and Wisconsin Forward), we have expanded the course selection
process. These assessments document students’ current levels of academic readiness while providing
recommendations on what course and level of rigor are best suited for further student growth in a given
area. Along with student grades and classroom performance, these objective assessments provide Milton
High School staff with valuable information to help students identify appropriate leveled courses.

Prior to selecting classes, students should carefully consider the corresponding course expectations, rigor,
and criteria. It is especially important to acknowledge the additional demands of honors level courses.
Additional considerations should also be given to your child’s attendance, work ethic, academic
performance, career goals, and college readiness.

Equipped with individual assessment results and recommended courses, each student at Milton High
School will have the opportunity to select courses (English, Math, Science) that align best with their
individual knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests. Along with family input and guidance of MHS Staff,
students will individually determine which leveled courses reflect their College and Career Readiness,
Academic Career Plans, and Graduation Requirements.

As always, you are encouraged to ask questions and seek the input of MHS Staff as you complete the
course selection process.

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College Entrance Criteria

Through the course selection process at Milton High School, we want to encourage students to consider all
of the factors that contribute to their future growth and success in college or the workplace. While we
want to support students at their academic and ability levels, we also want to provide the best course
recommendations and counseling to strengthen students’ skills, determine appropriate pathways, and
highlight their greatest potential for academic growth and achievement.

Classes Considered for Course Selection Criteria

For freshman year, courses using recommendation criteria include: English 9, Honors English 9, Biology,
and Honors Biology. Grade 8 Algebra students will choose either Geometry or Honors Geometry using the
recommended placement criteria.

For sophomore year, courses using recommendation criteria include: English 10, Honors English 10,
Geometry, Honors Geometry, Earth Science and Honors Earth Science. Students are allowed to take a
second science class if they desire. They should discuss this with their science teacher, school counselor, or
the science department head. Similarly, those students who completed Geometry may elect to take,
Algebra II, or Honors Algebra II.

For junior year, math courses using recommendation criteria include: Intermediate Algebra, Algebra II,
Honors Algebra II, Precalculus, and Shop Math I and II. For science courses a student will be recommended
for and must choose either: Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, Chemistry and Honors Chemistry.
Please note that additional math and science courses are also available for course selection.

                       Project Lead the Way (PLTW) – Engineering Program

Project Lead the Way is a national pre-engineering program that introduces students to the scope, rigor
and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college. The courses offered at
Milton High School are Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Computer Science
Principles (same course as AP Computer Science Principles). Some engineering schools give advanced
standing for completion of PLTW coursework. PLTW is helpful to students who are on a course of study
within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Path.

(Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses are denoted by the Project Lead the Way Logo
in this Program of Studies)

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Transcripted Credit (TC)

High school students may earn technical college credit for successfully completing the following courses. A
transcript that documents the credits awarded is issued by Blackhawk Technical College. A student must
earn a grade of “C” (at least 75 percent) or better in the high school course. A student that enrolls at
Blackhawk Technical College will be awarded transcripted credit. However, if a student enrolls at another
post-secondary institution they will need to check with that institution whether or not they accept the BTC
credits. The following courses may be taken for transcripted credit:

       MHS Course                           Technical College Course(s)           Credits Earned

       Careers with Children (TC)           Health, Safety, and Nutrition 307-167                3
       Early Childhood Education (TC)       Child Development 307-179                            3
       Print Reading and GMAW (TC)          Blueprint Reading I 442-343                          1
                                            Blueprint Reading II 442-344                         1
                                            Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 442-307                      1
                                            Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 442-308                      1
                                            Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 442-322                      1
                                            Gas Metal Arc Welding 4 442-323                      1
       Shop Math 1 (TC)                     Shop Math 1 804-306-1T7                              2
       Shop Math 2 (TC)                     Shop Math 2 804-308-1T5                              2
       Large Animal Science ES (TC)         Animal Science/Livestock Management 006-1080         3
       Plant Science ES (TC)                Plant Science/Crop Science 006-160                   3
       BTC Anatomy and Physiology (TC)      General Anatomy & Physiology 806-177                 4
       Oral Communication (TC)              Oral/Interpersonal                                   3
       (formerly Speech)                    Communications 801-196
       Medical Terminology (TC)             Medical Terminology 501-101                          3

                                        Advanced Standing (AS)

Students who earn a grade of “B” or better in AP Psychology and enroll at Blackhawk Technical College will
receive Advanced Standing credit. The awarding of the credit is delayed until students enroll in a technical
college program. The following courses may be taken for Advanced Standing:

       MHS Course                           Technical College Course(s)           Credits Earned

       *AP Psychology (AS)                  Intro to Psychology 809-198                  3

 (Advanced Standing and Transcripted Credit courses are denoted by the Blackhawk
 Technical College Logo in this Program of Studies and by the letters “AS” or “TC” on the high
 school transcript and schedule.)

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Early College Credit and Start College Now Programs
                                                Questions and Answers

What is it?
The Early College Credit Program permits any 9th - 12th grade pupil enrolled in a public school to attend a University of
Wisconsin institution for the purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian courses.

The Start College Now program permits any 11th or 12th grade pupil enrolled in a public school to attend a Wisconsin
Technical College for the purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian courses.

If the participating pupil takes a course for post-secondary credit only, then the pupil (parent/guardian) is responsible
for paying the costs.

Districts are not required to pay for a post-secondary course if the district offers a comparable course with
approximately an 80% match in course content.

The Early College Credit and Start College Now programs are separate programs and should not be confused with
other programs which provide high school students an opportunity to earn college credit, such as College Board’s
Advanced Placement program (AP), special service contracts with colleges and universities, educational television
programs, International Baccalaureate programs, UW-Extension courses, or correspondence courses. Nor should this
program be confused with other circumstances where high school students attend courses at WTCS institutions to
meet high school graduation requirements through contracts or other special arrangements.

Pupils in the 11th and 12th grades of public school who attend WTCS institutions under s.118.15(1)(b), Wisc. Statutes
may not enroll in an institution of higher education under this program.

Which institutions of higher education in Wisconsin are accessible to pupils participating in the program?
All University of Wisconsin System institutions, including the UW-Center System campuses, participate in the
program.

All Wisconsin Technical Colleges participate in the program.

All Wisconsin private, nonprofit institutions of higher education who wish to participate must formally join the
program by September 1 of each previous academic year.

How does a public school student access the Early College Credit/Start College Now program?
By March 1 for the fall semester and by October 1 for the spring semester, pupils must notify the school board of
their intention to participate in the program by submitting a DPI Early College Credit Program application with a
cover letter.

Pupils must apply to an institution of higher education during the school semester prior to enrollment in the
institution of higher education. They must meet admission standards and application deadlines established by the
institution of higher education for participating in the program. Pupils may be admitted only if space is available.
Admission under this program should not be construed as admission to the institution of higher education granted
after high school graduation.

In the event that space is not available, the pupil is encouraged to list alternate course selections on Form PI 8700 so
that the school board is able to determine the acceptability of the alternative course(s).

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How does a participating public school student know if selected post-secondary coursework will be awarded high
school credit?
Pupils who seek high school credit under the program must apply to their school board for approval.

By the end of the semester in which the pupil applies, the school board must notify the pupil if post-secondary
coursework will be approved for high school credit and how much credit will be awarded.

A pupil participating in the program may appeal the school board’s decision not to award high school credit to the
state superintendent of public instruction within 30 days of the decision.

The state superintendent has final authority to decide if the pupil should be awarded high school credit for post-
secondary coursework pursued under this program.

What does the program cost?
School boards pay the costs as specified by the program for a participating pupil if the post-secondary coursework is
approved for high school credit, unless the board has determined that the post-secondary course is comparable (80%
match) to a course offered and available to the student in the district. Changes in state law allow the school district
to seek reimbursement from the parent/guardian or the student (if he or she is an adult) for any class that the
student drops or fails under the Early College Credit program.

When a pupil’s request to take a post-secondary course for high school credit is approved, the participating school
board must pay the institution of higher education within 30 days after the end of the semester.

Participating pupils pay the costs, as determined by the higher education institution’s payment requirement, if
enrolled in the program for post-secondary credit only. If a pupil receives both high school and post-secondary
credit, the school district is required to pay the costs.

The guidelines stated here are subject to change as the program policies are being updated at the state level.

What about the cost of transportation for pupils who participate in the Early College Credit/Start College Now
program?
When participating pupils have school board approval to take a post-secondary course for high school credit, they
may apply to the state superintendent for reimbursement of transportation costs if they are unable to pay.

Pupils who participate in the program for post-secondary credit only are responsible for their own transportation
costs.

What are the responsibilities of participating institutions of higher education?
It is the responsibility of participating institutions of higher education to establish admission criteria for participants
in this program.

Participating institutions of higher education must admit eligible students under this program only if there is space
available.

Each institution of higher education participating in this program must comply with pupil nondiscrimination
requirements under s. 118.13(1), Wis. Stats.

Participating institutions of higher education have 30 days after classes begin to formally notify the school board
when an admitted student enrolls in a selected course under this program.

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Information You Need to Know When Planning Your Education…

Careers of Study/Career Pathways and Career Clusters
Milton High School incorporates the Career Clusters into the Career Cruising website. These tools, Courses of Study
and Career Pathways, are ways for students to group their required courses and electives into a coherent sequence
in preparation for college and careers. Utilizing 16 Career Clusters, students can identify pathways from high school
to two and four year colleges, graduate school, and/or directly to the workplace. By connecting education to future
goals, students are motivated to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses.

The 16 Career Clusters are:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources                    Architecture and Construction
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications                    Business Management and Administration
Education and Training                                     Finance
Government and Public Administration                       Health Science
Hospitality and Tourism                                    Human Services
Information Technology                                     Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Manufacturing                                              Marketing
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics          Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

A wide variety of career possibilities can be found within the clusters. Students at Milton High School are fortunate
to have the opportunity to take coursework relevant to all 16 Career Clusters. Communicating career and
educational goals to your counselor and exploring careers at www.careercruising.com can aid students in choosing
relevant and applied coursework designed to meet their individual educational and career goals.

Early College Credit/ Start College Now Program
The Early College Credit/ Start College Now program allows students in good academic standing to attend post-
secondary schools to take courses beyond the scope and sequence offered at the high school. For more information
on these programs, see pages 9-10.

Work-Based Learning

Youth Apprenticeship
Available to juniors and seniors, Youth Apprenticeship involves coursework and related work-based learning relevant
in many of the Career Pathways. YA students must be in good academic standing, have excellent attendance and
have taken a coherent sequence of related coursework. Areas available include: Agriculture, Food & Natural
Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, A/V Technology & Communication; Finance; Health Science;
Hospitality, Lodging & Tourism; Information Technology (IT); Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology,
Engineering & Math (STEM); Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics.

Nursing Assistant (NA)
The NA program is recommended for all students considering a career in health care. Successful completers of the
class may opt to take further testing for certification. NA is the first step in nursing programs in all Wisconsin
Technical Colleges, and many UW-System schools are recommending nursing students to have already completed
their NA prior to admission. Additionally, students who complete their NA will find many high paying employment
opportunities in the local job market. NA is an integral course for students on the Health Science Career Pathway.

Certified Co-ops
Available in Animal Science, Business, Food Service, and Plant Science, Certified Co-ops involve work-based learning
and Department of Public Instruction checklist.

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MILTON HIGH SCHOOL FOUR YEAR PLAN WORKSHEET
         Semester 1                GRADE 9                Semester 2
1   English 9                                   1      English 9
2   Health or PE 9                                 2   Health or PE 9
3   Math                                           3   Math
4   Biology                                        4   Biology
5   Elective                                       5   Elective
6   Elective                                       6   Elective
7   Elective or Study Hall                         7   Elective or Study Hall
8   Elective or Study Hall                         8   Elective or Study Hall
         Semester 1                GRADE 10               Semester 2
1   English 10                                  1      English 10
2   Math                                           2   Math
    World History                                      World History
3                                                  3
    or AP World History                                or AP World History

4   Earth Science                                  4   Earth Science

5   PE or Elective                                 5   PE or Elective
6   Elective                                       6   Elective
7   Elective or Study Hall                         7   Elective or Study Hall
8   Elective or Study Hall                         8   Elective or Study Hall
         Semester 1                GRADE 11               Semester 2
1   English 11 or AP Eng Lang                   1      English 11 or AP Eng Lang
2   US Hist or AP US Hist                          2   US Hist or AP US Hist
3   Math                                           3   Math
    Physical Science, Chemistry                        Physical Science, Chemistry
4                                                  4
    or Physics                                         or Physics
5   Financial Lit & Empl or PE                     5   Financial Lit & Empl or PE
6   Elective                                       6   Elective
7   Elective or Study Hall                         7   Elective or Study Hall
8   Elective or Study Hall                         8   Elective or Study Hall
         Semester 1                GRADE 12               Semester 2
1   English Elective                            1      English Elective
2   Civics or Soc Studies Elec                     2   Civics or Soc Studies Elec
3   Elective                                       3   Elective
4   Elective                                       4   Elective
5   Elective                                       5   Elective
6   Elective                                       6   Elective
7   Elective or Study Hall                         7   Elective or Study Hall
8   Elective or Study Hall                         8   Elective or Study Hall
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Course Offerings Table
                                                  Course Offerings Table Key
E = Elective   R = Required   E/R = Elective choice      (1) = Offered First   (2) = Offered         (3) = Year Long Course
                              but fulfills graduation        Semester              Second Semester
                              requirement

AGRICULTURE                                 (Pages 20-22 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020             Elec/Req Yr/Sem        Grades Prerequisites
Exploring Animals, Plants & Food                   E       (3)        9
Vet Science ES                                     E       (3)        10-12
Wildlife and Natural Resources                     E       (3)        11-12
Plant Science ES (TC)                              E       (3)        10-12
Environmental Sci ES                               E       (1)(2)     11-12     Biology or Honors Biology
Large Animal Science ES (TC)                       E       (3)        11-12     Vet Science ES
Ag Business Management & Leadership                E       (3)        12
Ag/Tech Independent Study                          E       (1)(2)(3) 12         Instructor Consent

ART                                         (Pages 23-25 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020             Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades           Prerequisites
Art I                                              E       (1)(2)    9-12       $10 fee
Art II                                             E       (2)       9-12       Art I, $10 fee
Drawing                                            E       (1)       10-12      Art I required and Art II recommended, $10
                                                                                fee
Painting                                           E       (2)       10-12      Drawing or Art II, $10 fee
*Advanced Drawing                                  E       (1)       11-12      Drawing (Grade of C or better), $10 fee
*Advanced Painting                                 E       (2)       11-12      Painting (Grade of C or better), $10 fee
*AP 2-D Art and Design (formerly AP                E       (3)       11-12      Av Draw or Av Paint (grade of C or better) or
Studio Art)                                                                     Instr. Consent, $20 fee
Ceramics I                                         E       (1)       10-12      Art I, $10 fee
Ceramics II                                        E       (2)       10-12      Ceramics I, $10 fee
Jewelry                                            E       (2)       9-12       Art I, $10 fee
Digital Photography                                E       (1)(2)    10-12      Art I recommended, $10 fee

BUSINESS & MARKETING                        (Pages 26-28 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020             Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades           Prerequisites
Intro to Business and Marketing                    E       (1)(2)    9-12
Computers for the Workplace                        E       (1)(2)    9-12
(formerly Business Computer Applications)
Entrepreneurship (formerly Principles of           E       (1)(2)    10-12      Intro to Business and Marketing
Business)
Principles of Marketing                            E       (1)(2)    10-12      Intro to Business and Marketing
Business Law                                       E       (1)(2)    10-12      Entrepreneurship (formerly Principles of
                                                                                Business)
Sports and Entertainment Marketing                 E       (1)(2)    10-12      Principles of Marketing
Accounting I                                       E       (3)       10-12      Intro to Business and Marketing
Accounting II                                      E       (3)       11-12      Accounting I (grade of C each semester)
Financial Lit & Employability Skills (FLES)        R       (1)(2)    11
International Business                             E       (1)(2)    11-12      Any one listed: Bus Law, Spts & Ent Mktg,
                                                                                Entrepreneurship, or Prin of Mktng
Retail Management & School Store                   E       (3)       11-12      Any one listed: Bus Law, Spts & Ent Mktg,
                                                                                Accounting I, or Prin of Mktng

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CADET PROGRAM                           (Page 29 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020        Elec/Req Yr/Sem        Grades Prerequisites
Cadet Program (Non-Credit)                    E       (1)(2)(3) 11-12     Application process begins after the start of
                                                                          each semester. Students must enroll in a
                                                                          minimum of 3.0 class credits per semester.
iCadet Program – Computer Service (Non-       E       (1)(2)(3) 11-12     Completed Application & Interview
Credit)

CAREER EDUCATION                         (Pages 30 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020         Elec/Req Yr/Sem        Grades      Prerequisites
Youth CO-OP                                    E        (1)(2)(3) 11-12       Completed Application
Youth Apprenticeship CO-OP                     E        (1)(2)(3) 11-12       Completed Application
Nursing Assistant                              E        (1)(2)    11-12       Completed DPI Start College Now Program
                                                                              Application returned before due date
Youth Fire Fighter/EMT Cadet Program           E       (1)(2)     11-12       Completed Application before due date
Medical Terminology (TC)                       E       (1)(2)     11-12

COMPUTER SCIENCE                         (Pages 31-32 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020         Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades           Prerequisites
Introduction to Computer Science               E       (1)(2)    9-12
Computer Programing                            E       (1)(2)    9-12       Introduction to Computer Science (formerly
                                                                            Exploring Computer Science) or Algebra 1
*AP Computer Science A                         E       (3)       10-12      Introduction to Computer Science (formerly
                                                                            Exploring Computer Science) or Computer
                                                                            Programming (formerly Programming I), or
                                                                            Geometry
*AP Computer Science Principles (same as       E       (3)       10-12      Introduction to Computer Science (formerly
PLTW Computer Science Principles)                                           Exploring Computer Science) or Computer
                                                                            Programming (formerly Programming I), or
                                                                            Geometry

DIGITAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY             (Pages 33-34 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020          Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades          Prerequisites
Digital Media I (formerly Multimedia            E      (1)(2)    9-12
Production I)
Digital Media II (formerly Multimedia          E       (1)(2)    9-12         Digital Media I
Production II)
IT Fundamentals (formerly Tech Trends)         E       (1)(2)    9-12
Game Design I                                  E       (1)(2)    10-12        Digital Media I
Video Production I                             E       (1)(2)    10-12        Digital Media I and II and B- or higher in both
                                                                              courses
Video Production II                            E       (2)       10-12        Video Production I
Web Design                                     E       (1)(2)    10-12        Digital Media I

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ENGINEERING / PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (Pages 35-36 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020 Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Introduction to Engineering Design     E      (3)        9-12
Principles of Engineering              E      (3)        10-12

* Computer Science Principles (Same as AP       E      (3)        10-12     Introduction to Computer Science (formerly
Computer Science Principles)                                                Exploring Computer Science) or Computer
                                                                            Programming (formerly Programming I), or
                                                                            Geometry

ENGLISH                                 (Pages 37-40 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020         Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
English 9 or Honors English 9                  R       (3)       9         Course Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
English 10 or Honors English 10                R       (3)       10        Course Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
English 11                                    E/R      (3)       11
*AP English Language & Composition            E/R      (3)       11-12
*AP English Literature & Composition          E/R      (3)       12        AP English Language & Composition
World Literature                              E/R      (1)       12
Creative Writer’s Workshop                    E/R      (1)       12
Oral Communication (TC) (formerly             E/R      (1)       12
Speech)
British Literature                             E/R     (2)        12
Contemporary Fiction Literature                E/R     (2)        12
Critical Perspectives in Mass                  E/R     (2)        12        See pg 40 for NCAA eligible information
Communication
Journalistic Publications                   E or E/R   (3)        10-12     Gr 10 & 11 only – elective English, repeatable
                                                                            for credit

FAMILY & CONSUMER EDUCATION             (Pages 41-42 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020         Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Food, Family and Design                        E       (1)(2)    9-12      $20 fee
Foods for Life                                 E       (1)       9-12      $20 fee
Food Science                                   E       (1)(2)    9-12      $20 fee
Culinary Arts                                  E       (2)       9-12      $20 fee
Fashion Styling                                E       (1)(2)    9-12      (offered 2019-2020)
Housing Design                                 E       (1)(2)    9-12      (offered 2020-2021)
Careers with Children (TC)                     E       (1)       10-12
Early Childhood Education (TC)                 E       (2)       11-12     Careers with Children (Grade of B or better),
                                                                           study hall, and must provide own
                                                                           transportation

HEALTH EDUCATION                       (Page 43 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020         Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades           Prerequisites
Health                                         R       (1)(2)    9

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MATHEMATICS                        (Pages 44-47 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020     Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Algebra I                                  R       (3)       9
Geometry, Honors Geometry or Geometry      R       (3)       9-10      Algebra I; Course Recommendation Criteria,
A                                                                      Page 6-7
Algebra II or Honors Algebra II           E/R      (3)       10-12     Algebra I and Geometry; Course
                                                                       Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
College Algebra                           E/R      (1)       10-12     Algebra II
Trigonometry                              E/R      (2)       10-12     Algebra II
Probability & Statistics                  E/R      (1)(2)    10-12     Algebra II
*AP Statistics                            E/R      (3)       10-12     Algebra II (Grade of B or higher), or Honors
                                                                       Algebra II

*Precalculus                                 E/R       (3)       10-12      Algebra II (Grade of B or higher), or Honors
                                                                            Algebra II
Shop Math 1 (TC)                             E/R       (1)(2)    11-12      Algebra I and Geometry or Geometry A
                                                                            See pg 46 for NCAA eligible information
Shop Math 2 (TC)                             E/R       (1)(2)    11-12      Shop Math 1
                                                                            See pg 47 for NCAA eligible information
Intermediate Algebra                         E/R       (3)       11-12      Algebra I and Geometry or Geometry A;
                                                                            Course recommendation criteria, Page 6-7

*AP Calculus                                 E/R       (3)       12         Precalculus (Grade of B or higher)

MUSIC                                 (Pages 48-49 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020       Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Band - Symphonic                             E       (3)       9-10      Audition or Instructor Consent
Band – Wind Ensemble                         E       (3)       11-12     Audition or Instructor Consent
Treble Clef                                  E       (3)       9-12
Bass Chorus                                  E       (3)       9-12
Mixed Concert Choir                          E       (3)       9-12      Audition
Adv. Women’s Show Choir (Octave Above)       E       (3)       9-12      Audition
Mixed Show Choir (Choralation)               E       (3)       9-12      Audition
Show Choir- Revolution                       E       (3)       9-12      Audition
Music Theory I                               E       (3)       9-12      offered 2020-2021
AP Music Theory                              E       (3)       10-12     Music Theory I

PHYSICAL EDUCATION                     (Pages 50-51 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020        Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Phy Ed I                                      R       (1)(2)    9         $10 fee
Intramural Sports                            E/R      (2)       10-11     Phy Ed I, $10 fee
Movement Education                           E/R      (1)(2)    10-11     Phy Ed I, $10 fee
Racquet Sports & Recreational Sports         E/R      (1)(2)    10-11     Phy Ed I, $10 fee
Global Sports                                E/R      (2)       10-11     Phy Ed I, $10 fee
Competitive Team Sports                      E/R      (1)       10-11     Phy Ed I, $10 fee
Training and Conditioning                    E/R      (1)(2)    10-11     Phy Ed I, $10 fee
Senior Physical Education                    E/R      (1)(2)    12        Previous P.E. class (grade of B or better), and
                                                                          Instructor Consent, $10 fee
Modified Physical Education               See desc. (1)(2)      9-11      Department Selection Only, $10 fee

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SCIENCE                                  (Pages 52-55 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020          Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Biology or Honors Biology                       R       (3)       9         Course Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
Earth Science or Honors Earth Science           R       (3)       10        Course Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
Chemistry or Honors Chemistry                E/R or E (3)         10-12     Current enrollment in Algebra II; Course
                                                                            Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
Physical Science                               E/R      (3)       11        Course Recommendation Criteria, Page 6-7
Physics or Honors Physics                    E/R or E (3)         11-12     Algebra II (Enroll or earned credit) and 2
                                                                            science credits; Course Recommendation
                                                                            Criteria, Page 6-7
Forensic Science                                E       (1)(2)    10-12     Biology
                                                                            See pg 54 for NCAA eligible information
Structural Anatomy & Physiology of the          E       (1)       10-12     Biology (Grade of C or better)
Human Body
Cellular Anatomy and Physiology of the          E       (2)       10-12     Biology (Grade of C or better)
Human Body
*BTC Anatomy and Physiology (TC)                E       (3)       10-12     Biology (C or Higher)
*AP Biology                                     E       (3)       10-12     Biology required. Chemistry and Anatomy &
                                                                            Physiology recommended
*AP Environmental Science                       E       (3)       10-12     Biology Required, B or higher in Biology or 2
                                                                            science credits, Algebra 1
*AP Chemistry                                   E       (3)       11-12     Chemistry (Grade of B or better) and Algebra
                                                                            II (Grade of C or better)
*AP Physics I                                   E       (3)       11-12     Current enrollment in Pre-Calculus or Higher

SOCIAL STUDIES                           (Pages 56-58 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020          Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
Human Geography & World Cultures                E       (3)       9
World History                                   R       (3)       10
*AP World History                               R       (3)       10        Human Geography & World Cultures or
                                                                            Evaluation of Entry Skills Assessment
U.S. History                                    R       (3)       11
*AP U.S. History                                R       (3)       11        AP World History, 3.0 Cum. GPA, or B in
                                                                            World History
Civics                                          R       (1)(2)    12
*AP U.S. Government and Politics                R       (3)       12        3.0 Cumulative GPA or Instructor Consent
Contemporary Issues in America                 E/R      (1)(2)    12
Comparative Religions, Culture, and            E/R      (1)(2)    12
Philosophy
Global Studies                                 E/R      (1)(2)    12
History of Modern Warfare                      E/R      (1)(2)    12
Psychology                                     E/R      (1)(2)    12
*AP Psychology                                 E/R      (3)       12        3.0 Cumulative GPA or Instructor Consent

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SPECIAL EDUCATION                  (Pages 59-61 for course descriptions)
*Enrollment limited to students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020        Yr/Sem     Grades      Prerequisites
Special Design Physical Education         (1)(2)(3) 9-12         $10 fee each semester. IEP required
Math                                      (3)        9-12        IEP required
English                                   (3)        9-12        IEP required
Intellectual Disabilities Program         (3)        9-12        See description on page 61 for details. IEP required
Daily Living Skills (2-Hr Block)          (3)        9-12        IEP required
Science                                   (3)        9-12        IEP required
Social Studies                            (3)        9-12        IEP required
Vocational Skills                         (3)        9-12        IEP required
Work Study                                (1)(2)(3) 9-12         IEP required
Guided Study Hall                         (1)(2)(3) 9-12         This is a non-credit study hall. IEP required
Academic Strategies                       (1)(2)(3) 9            Dept. Recommendation (five days a week class). IEP
                                                                 required
Academic Strategies                       (1)(2)(3) 10           Dept. Recommendation (five days a week class). IEP
                                                                 required
Academic Strategies                       (1)(2)(3) 11           Dept. Recommendation (five days a week class). IEP
                                                                 required
Academic Strategies                       (1)(2)(3) 12           Dept. Recommendation (five days a week class). IEP
                                                                 required

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION                    (Pages 62-65 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020         Elec/Req Yr/Sem        Grades Prerequisites
Applied Technology (formerly Technology        E       (3)        9-12      $20 fee
& Engineering)
Home and Auto Maintenance                      E       (1)(2)     9-12
Engines and Power Systems I                    E       (3)        10-12     Applied Technology (formerly Technology &
                                                                            Engineering)
Engines and Power Systems II                   E       (3)        11-12     Engines and Power Systems I
Supermileage Vehicle                           E       (3)        11-12     Current enrollment in Engines and Power
                                                                            Systems I and Materials and Processes II
Introduction to Woods                          E       (3)        10-12     Applied Technology (formerly Technology &
                                                                            Engineering)
Cabinet & Furniture Making                     E       (3)        11-12     Intro to Woods or Instructor Consent
Intro to Building Construction                 E       (3)        10-12     Applied Technology (formerly Technology &
                                                                            Engineering)
Construction Trades I (2-hrs)                  E       (3)        11-12     Intro to Building Construction or Instructor
                                                                            Consent
Construction Trades II (2-hrs)                 E       (3)        12        Construction Trades I or Instructor Consent
Materials and Processes I                      E       (3)        10-12     Applied Technology (formerly Technology &
                                                                            Engineering)
Materials and Processes II                     E       (3)        11-12     Materials and Processes I (Grade of C or
                                                                            better) and/or Instructor Consent
Print Reading and GMAW (TC) (2-Hrs)            E       (3)        12        Materials and Processes II or Instructor
                                                                            Consent
Ag/Tech Independent Study                      E       (1)(2)(3) 12         Instructor Consent

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TUTORING                              (Pages 66 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020      Elec/Req Yr/Sem        Grades Prerequisites
Peer Tutor/Mentor – for “Support            E       (1)(2)(3) 11-12      Teacher Recommendation Only
Success”
Peer Tutor for MHS Learning Center          E        (1)(2)(3)   11-12     Teacher Recommendation Only
Learning Skills Tutor (at NIS)              E        (1)(2)(3)   11-12     Counselor Approval
Special Education Tutor                     E        (1)(2)(3)   11-12     Teacher Recommendation Only

WORLD LANGUAGES                      (Pages 67-69 for course descriptions)
MHS Course Offerings for 2019-2020      Elec/Req Yr/Sem Grades Prerequisites
French I                                    E       (3)       9-12
French II                                   E       (3)       10-12     French I (Grade of C- or better)
French III                                  E       (3)       11-12     French II (Grade of C- or better)
*Honors French III                          E       (3)       11-12     French II (Grade of B- or better) or Instructor
                                                                        Consent
French IV                                   E       (3)       12        French III (Grade of C- or better) or Instructor
                                                                        Consent
*AP French Language and Culture             E       (3)       12        Honors French III (Grade of B- or better) or
                                                                        Instructor Consent
Spanish I                                   E       (3)       9-12      C- or better strongly recommended in prev.
                                                                        year English course
Spanish II                                  E       (3)       10-12     Spanish I (Grade of C- or better)
Spanish III                                 E       (3)       11-12     Spanish II (Grade of C- or better)
*Honors Spanish III                         E       (3)       11-12     Spanish II (Grade of B- or better) or Instructor
                                                                        Consent
Spanish IV                                  E       (3)       12        Spanish III (Grade of C- or better)
*AP Spanish Language and Culture            E       (3)       12        Honors Spanish III (Grade B- or better) or
                                                                        Instructor Consent
Spanish for Heritage Speakers               E       (3)       9-12      Native or Heritage Spanish Speaker or
                                                                        Instructor Consent (May take twice)

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Agriculture
*Note: All Agriculture Education students can become a member of the FFA program. The program offers hands-on
experience in leadership, public speaking, intramural sports; develop student’s skills through contests and projects
carried to the fair as part of each student’s financial gains. To obtain FFA membership, a student must be enrolled in
an agriculture class.

Course Title                                           9th Grade      10th Grade        11th Grade      12th Grade
Exploring Animals, Plants & Food                             E
Vet Science (ES)                                                             E                E               E
Wildlife and Natural Resources                                                                E               E
Plant Science (ES) (TC)                                                      E                E               E
Environmental Science (ES)                                                                    E               E
Large Animal Science (ES) (TC)                                                                E               E
AG Business Management & Leadership                                                                           E
AG/Tech Independent Study                                                                                     E
E = Elective                 R = Required course for     E/R = Elective choice but         ES = Equivalent Science
                                 graduation              fulfills graduation requirement
TC = Transcripted         ◊ = See description for
Credit                    additional information

 EXPLORING ANIMALS, PLANTS AND           This course is designed to introduce students to the exciting world of
                 FOOD                    agriculture and the vast array of opportunities which are available to them
Length of Course: Full Year              through agriculture education. Students will see how agriculture and
Grade(s): 9                              agribusiness plays a vital role in our world through science, food, clothing,
Credits: 0.5 credit per semester         medicine, recreation, natural resources, communications and the economy.
Prerequisite: None                       As a class, we will explore a variety of agricultural topics such as
                                         horticulture/floriculture, animal science, agribusiness, and food science,
                                         while also spending time focusing specifically on Wisconsin agriculture, FFA
                                         and agricultural careers. This course will include fun field trips and guest
                                         speakers.
           VET SCIENCE (ES)              This course is highly recommended if you plan to become a veterinarian,
Length of Course: Full Year              small animal technician, animal scientist, or animal researcher. This course
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12                     incorporates the concepts and knowledge of basic veterinary science
Credits: 0.5 credit per semester         techniques and puts them into practice. Laboratory skills that are ideal for
Prerequisite: None                       students interested in the veterinary science field or medical field will be
                                         taught. Topics to be discussed include medical terminology, anatomy,
                                         suturing, restraints, injections, physical exams, careers, safety, health,
                                         reproduction, scientific research and animal welfare. Each student will
                                         complete hands on veterinary skills including weighing an animal, diagnosis
                                         and administering a treatment, cleaning, clipping, grooming, and practicing
                                         mock surgery procedures. Students are guided through different real life
                                         case studies related to large and small animals. Students can expect to take
                                         part in FFA activities. This course meets the third credit science
                                         requirement for students in the class of 2020.

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WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCES     Greater use of natural resources due to expanding population has caused
Length of Course: Full Year        intensive problems. The class develops knowledge of our natural resources
Grade(s): 11, 12                   focusing on wildlife. Students will explore career opportunities. Guest
Credits: 0.5 credit per semester   speakers, field trips, and audiovisuals will be used to teach students the
Prerequisite: None                 importance and appreciation of the great outdoors. A specific unit in
                                   wildlife taxidermy will also be included. Students will have the option of
                                   mounting a pheasant, fish, or squirrel. Students choosing not to mount an
                                   animal will have an alternative project.

PLANT SCIENCE (ES)(TC)             In this course, students learn skills and information about one of the largest
Length of Course: Full Year        occupational areas in agriculture. The students grow holiday poinsettias,
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12               bedding plants, and houseplants in the school greenhouse. A hands-on
Credits: 0.5 credit per semester   approach is used to teach the skills of planting, pruning, grafting,
Prerequisite: None                 landscaping, and propagation of various plants. Students also use plants to
Other Information: Transcripted    conduct an agriscience experiment of their choice. They also make
credit awarded at BTC.             centerpieces, corsages and various flower arrangements. An emphasis is
                                   placed on advertising and marketing of horticulture plants, with the
                                   students promoting and selling their products to the public to help pay for
                                   the cost of materials. Students can expect to take part in FFA activities.
                                   Plant Science ES will meet one semester of college entrance science
                                   requirements at University of Wisconsin Schools. Students enrolled in this
                                   course have the opportunity to enroll and earn dual transcripted credit
                                   from Blackhawk Technical College upon completion of the course. This
                                   course meets the third credit science requirement for students in the class
                                   of 2020.
   ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ES)      This course is a study of wildlife, the environment, and human effects on
Length of Course: One semester     the environment. Some of the topics studied are: extinct and endangered
Grade(s): 11, 12                   species, forestry, wildlife management, edible and poisonous wild plants,
Credits: 0.5 credit                natural resources, ecology and biogeography. There are field trips and some
Prerequisite: Biology              outdoor class work included. This course is especially recommended for
                                   students planning a career in the field of natural resources.

  LARGE ANIMAL SCIENCE (ES) (TC)   This course is designed to give students an advanced knowledge of
Length of Course: Full Year        production animals and the science that is surrounding the industry. The
Grade(s): 11, 12                   animals that will be covered include dairy, beef, swine, poultry, sheep,
Credits: 0.5 credit per semester   horses, and goats. This course will provide an understanding of breeds,
Prerequisite: Vet Science          animal health, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, training, and judging of
Other Information: Transcripted    each animal. Students will learn about the structural functions of
credit awarded at BTC.             reproduction, digestion, nervous, muscular and endocrine systems.
                                   Students will gain an understanding of technical areas such as growth
                                   hormones, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, heat synchronization,
                                   and cloning to improve efficient livestock production. Science based inquiry,
                                   group collaboration in problem solving, and hands-on laboratories activities
                                   will be included. Students can expect to take part in FFA activities. Large
                                   Animal Science ES will meet one semester of college entrance science
                                   requirements at University of Wisconsin Schools. Students enrolled in this
                                   course have the opportunity to enroll and earn dual transcripted credit
                                   from Blackhawk Technical College upon completion of the course. This
                                   course meets the third credit science requirement for students in the class
                                   of 2020.

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