PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021 - 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217

 
PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021 - 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217
PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL
CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021
        401 W. Meridian School Road
           Indianapolis, IN 46217
PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021 - 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217
Kert Boedicker                            Brad Miller
            Principal                      School Counseling Director
         317-789-4411                             317-789-4461
                                            bmiller@perryschools.org
  kboedicker@perryschools.org

             Team 2021                             Team 2022

            Lucas Klipsch                         Lauren Buesking
          Assistant Principal                    Assistant Principal
            317-789-4416                           317-789-4415
     lklipsch@perryschools.org              lbuesking@perryschools.org

          Andy Cottingham                      Machy Magdalinos
       2021 School Counselor                 2022 School Counselor
            317-789-4467                          317-789-4463
   acottingham@perryschools.org           ymagdalinos@perryschools.org

             Team 2023                             Team 2024

             Zach Ervin                           Sarah Brewer
         Assistant Principal                    Assistant Principal
            317-789-4413                          317-789-4412
      zervin@perryschools.org               sbrewer@perryschools.org

         Stephanie Morrow                         Doug Hadley
       2023 School Counselor                  2024 School Counselor
           317-789-4466                           317-789-4438
     smorrow@perryschools.org               dhadley@perryschools.org

              Robin Mills                         Martha Cook
21st Century Scholar School Counselor       Early College Coordinator
             317-789-4464                         317-789-4409
       rmills@perryschools.org              mcook@perryschools.org

         Rebecca Shull                           Kevin Mowrer
 Early College School Counselor         Vincennes University Site Director
         317-789-4465                            317-789-4530
    rshull@perryschools.org                kmowrer@perryschools.org
PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021 - 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217
TABLE OF CONTENTS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

SCHEDULING INFORMATION

ADVANCED PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

COURSE​ OFFERINGS
   ART DEPARTMENT
   BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
   ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
   FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE​S
   MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
   MULTIDISCIPLINARY
   MUSIC DEPARTMENT
   PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT
   PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
   SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
   SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
   WORLD LANGUAGES

EARLY COLLEGE- VINCENNES UNIVERSITY

CENTRAL NINE CAREER CENTER
PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021 - 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217
Additional State Requirement for the Class of 2021, 2022:
    ★ Students must pass the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Assessment in English and Mathematics

                                  GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
                                          CLASS OF 2023 AND BEYOND
THE STATE OF INDIANA HAS CHANGED THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2023 AND BEYOND.
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ONE OF THE BULLET POINTS IN EACH BOX. (AS OF NOV. 2018)
   1) THIS OPTION IS THE SAME AS PREVIOUS YEARS AND THE DETAILS ARE DEFINED IN THE CHART ABOVE.
   2) STUDENTS MUST LEARN EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS AND IF TAKING US GOVERNMENT ON SITE (NO ONLINE OPTION)
      STUDENTS WILL MEET THE PROJECT-BASED LEARNING REQUIREMENT.

   3) DETAILS ARE IN THE CHART.

 1) High School Diploma                    ●   Core 40 designation;
    Students must complete the course      ●   Academic Honors designation;
    requirements of one of the             ●   Technical Honors designation;
    following.                             ●   General designation.

 2) Learn         and      Demonstrate    Learn employability skills standards through locally developed programs.
    Employability               Skills    Employability skills are demonstrated by ​one​ the following:
    Students must complete ​at least       ● Project-Based Learning Experience​; OR
    one​ of the following.                 ● Service-Based Learning Experience​;​ O   ​ R
                                           ● Work-Based Learning​ ​Experience.
 3) Postsecondary-Ready                    ● Honors Designation​: Fulfill all requirements of either the Academic or
    Competencies                             Technical Honors designation; OR
    Students must complete ​at least       ● ACT​: 18 in Eng or 22 in Rdg AND 22 in Math or 23 in Sci
    one​ of the following.                 ● SAT​: 480 ERW AND 530 Math
                                           ● ASVAB​: 31
                                           ● State- and Industry-recognized Credential or Certification; ​OR
                                           ● Federally-Recognized Apprenticeship​; OR
                                           ● Career-Technical Education Concentrator: ​Must earn a C ​average or
                                             higher in at least two non-duplicative advanced courses (courses beyond
                                             an introductory course) within a particular program or program of study;
                                             OR
                                           ● AP/IB/Dual Credit: ​Must earn a C ​average or higher in at least three
                                             courses; OR
                                           ● Locally Created Pathway that meets the framework from and earns the
                                             approval of the State Board of Education.(currently not an option)

                                    SCHEDULING INFORMATION
SELECTION OF COURSES
Courses should be selected after careful consideration by students, parents, and teachers with the advice of their
counselor. GREAT CARE SHOULD BE EXERCISED AT THIS POINT. Instructional staff is hired based on the courses
you select during the scheduling period, so please plan carefully. The courses selected at this time are the courses you
will take for the following school year. Changes will only be made if a student has failed a required course and the
schedule needs to be adjusted, or because of an error. Course selections should be made with care.
    Student Course Load: Students in grade 8 (rising freshmen) are recommended to take one study hall per semester,
    but are not required. Students currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 can take 6 classes +1 study hall per semester or 7
    classes with no study hall per semester. A decision needs to be made during scheduling and will not be changed
    when school begins.
    Two and One Credit Courses: Courses designated as “two credits” are two semesters in length (Full Year).
    Courses designated as “one credit” are one semester in length.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
The AP (Advanced Placement) Program is a nationally recognized program between secondary schools and
colleges/universities developed through the College Board. Grades in AP courses are weighted on a 5.0 grade point
scale. Students are able to take college level classes while still attending Perry Meridian High School. Representatives
from a wide range of colleges and universities have designed the curriculum for the courses, and each student is required
to take a final exam in May designed by the College Board. Each high school teacher has attended an intensive summer
training prior to teaching the designated AP course.
Acceptance into one or more of these courses will require an increased workload outside of class time, study sessions
with peers, and other reviews. Nearly all of the nation’s colleges and universities have an AP policy granting incoming
students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam grades. Look for the AP designation when creating your high
school schedule.

                                            AP COURSE OFFERINGS
                AP Course                   Department                    AP Course                   Department

 Studio Art: 2D, 3D, Drawing (12)          Art                 Biology (11-12)                    Science

 Computer Science (11-12)                  Business            Environmental Science (11-12)      Science

 English Literature & Composition (11)     English             Physics I (11-12)                  Science

 English Language & Composition (12)       English             Physics C: Mechanics (12)          Science

 Calculus AB (11-12)                       Mathematics         Chemistry (11-12)                  Science

 Calculus BC (12)                          Mathematics         World History (9-12)               Social Studies

 Statistics (11-12)                        Mathematics         US History (11)                    Social Studies

 Seminar (11)                              Multidisciplinary   Psychology (11-12)                 Social Studies

 Research (12)                             Multidisciplinary   US Government & Politics (12)      Social Studies

 Music Theory (11-12)                      Music               German Language & Culture          World Language

                                                               Spanish Language & Culture         World Language
AP Capstone™ (Application and Acceptance Required)

AP Capstone™ is a diploma program based on two year long AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. These courses
are designed to complement other AP courses that the AP Capstone student may take. Instead of teaching specific
subject knowledge, AP Seminar and AP Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the critical thinking,
research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills students need for college-level work.

Students take AP Seminar in grade 11, followed by AP Research in grade 12. Each course is yearlong, and AP Seminar
is a prerequisite for AP Research.

In both courses, students investigate a variety of topics in multiple disciplines. Students may choose to explore topics
related to other AP courses they’re taking. Both courses guide students through completing a research project, writing an
academic paper, and making a presentation on their project.

Over the course of the two-year program, students are required to:

    ●   Analyze topics through multiple lenses to construct meaning or gain understanding.
    ●   Plan and conduct a study or investigation.
    ●   Propose solutions to real-world problems.
    ●   Plan and produce communication in various forms.

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their
choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research
but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.
DUAL CREDIT:
Dual credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and
college credits. Dual credit courses are taught by regular high school faculty or by regular or adjunct college faculty either
at the high school at the college or university. The following are a list of current dual credit opportunities:

                                                DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

                 PMHS Course                             Department              University           Cost          Institution
                                                                                  Course             /credit

 Digital Applications & Responsibility (9-12)        Business                CINS 101                $0        Ivy Tech

 Principles of Marketing                             Business                MKTG 101                $0        Ivy Tech

 Computer Science I (11-12)                          Business                SDEV 120                $0        Ivy Tech

 Principles of Business Management (11-12)           Business                BUSN 101                $0        Ivy Tech

 Business Law & Ethics (11-12)                       Business                BUSN 102                $0        Ivy Tech

 International Finance (12)                          Business                BADM 220                $150      UIndy

 Education Professions I (12)                        Multidisciplinary       EDUC 101                $0        Ivy Tech

 Finite Mathematics (11-12)                          Mathematics             M135                    $0        Ivy Tech

 Intro. to Engineering Design (9-12)                 PLTW                    DESN 101                $0        Ivy Tech

 Digital Electronics (10-12)                         PLTW                    EECT 112                $0        Ivy Tech

 Principles of Engineering (10-12)                   PLTW                    DESN 104                $0        Ivy Tech

 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (10-12)           PLTW                    ADMF 116                $0        Ivy Tech

 Civil Engineering & Architecture (11-12)            PLTW                    DESN 105                $0        Ivy Tech

 French III Honors                                   World Languages         FREN 101 & 102          $0        Ivy Tech

 French IV Honors                                    World Languages         FREN 201 & 202          $0        Ivy Tech

 German III Honors                                   World Languages         G150                    $25       Indiana University

 German IV Honors                                    World Languages         G200 & 250              $25       Indiana University
  **This list does not include the Early College Dual Credit Courses with Vincennes University. See EC section in this publication.**

HONORS COURSES:
Honors courses are advanced courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies and foreign language. Grades in
Honors courses are weighted on a 5.0 grade point scale.
A student who wishes to enroll in an Honors course must meet the prerequisite of a 3.25 grade point average in the
preceding two semesters of that subject area. An exception to the Honors prerequisite is for students advancing from the
second year of foreign language to third year of foreign language. These students must average at least a 3.0 GPA
during the second year. This exception is made because three years of foreign language is the requirement for Core 40
with Academic Honors Diploma that most students elect for this area.
WAIVERS:
A student wishing to take a class who does not meet the grade prerequisite must turn in a completed waiver form which
includes a parent signature. (Not all classes fall in this category.) ENROLLING IN A CLASS WITH A WAIVER IS DONE
WITH THE UNDERSTANDING A FULL-YEAR COMMITMENT IS MADE. Waiver forms may be picked up in the Cohort
Offices. See your counselor for more details.
For example: A student who has selected an Honors class but neither meets the prerequisite nor has a waiver on file will
automatically be placed in a corresponding Core 40 course. (English 10 Honors to English 10 CP)

FLEX CLASS POLICY:
Any student that has already secured at least twelve credit hours at Perry Meridian High School and currently has a GPA
of 4.0 or higher may declare prior to the first day of class that he or she would like to take a seventh credited course in a
given semester as a flex class. The student must complete all of the requirements of the course and will receive a letter
grade in the Flex Class but will not receive a credit for the course. The Flex Class cannot be a course used to fulfill any
requirement to receive an Indiana diploma. The student must submit the Flex Class Proposal Form and have it signed by
the teacher and Principal’s designee.
      • I will receive a grade for the course.
      • I will not receive a credit for the course.
      • The course and grade will appear on my transcript.
See the counselor during the scheduling process if you need a form.
See the guidance director if you have questions.

SUMMER SCHOOL OR NIGHT SCHOOL OR CORRESPONDENCE COURSES:
Students must have written permission from school officials to attend summer school, a night school class or enroll in a
correspondence course to have the credit considered toward graduation requirements in the Perry Township.

LATIN HONORS SYSTEM:
Beginning with the Class of 2021 Perry Township Schools will no longer rank students based on GPA. From the Class of
2021 and beyond, the Latin honor system will be used to recognize graduates. The honor system that will be used is
listed below:
Summa Cum Laude: 4.0 + GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 3.8-3.99 GPA
Cum Laude: 3.5-3.79 GPA

                                    TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Credit                  -   one credit is awarded for each class you pass with a D- or above each semester.
Required classes        -   classes which you must pass to graduate include English, math, science, social studies, health, and physical
                            education.
Elective classes        -   classes which you may choose to take to help fulfill credit requirements which may include art, business,
                            music, family and consumer science, and others.
Prerequisite            -   a prerequisite course must be taken and passed before you can take another course. For example, you
                            must take introduction to two-dimensional art before a level 2 art class is taken.
GPA                     -   grade point average is the number representing your average letter grades.
                            An example is a B = 3.000.
Weighted Grades         -   an A in a regular class counts 4 points, and an A in an Honors or Honors/GT class counts 5 points toward
the GPA.
CP classes          -   college prep classes are for students planning to attend a four-year college.
Honors classes      -   Honors classes are for very strong college prep students who are ready for advanced work. These classes
                        have weighted grades.
Honors/GT classes   -   Honors/GT are classes for the students who are in the idea program. These classes also have weighted
                        grades.

                         COURSE OFFERINGS
                                    ART DEPARTMENT
The Art Department curriculum is designed to give students a solid background in the visual arts. Students choosing art
courses may focus on planning for future studies and careers in art or want to add enrichment to other areas of study.
Learning experiences in all courses will encompass studies in art history, art criticism, and aesthetics, as well as develop
the technical skills needed to produce portfolio quality art works and strengthen problem solving skills. Art museums,
galleries, studios, and community resources may also be utilized.
Art courses taken out of sequence need to be pre-approved by the department head. Guidelines set forth by the Indiana
Department of Education will be followed. Students educated in art will be proficient and competent in the abilities needed
for:
    • Making art works
    • Examining the historical, social, and cultural context of art works
    • Interpreting and judging art works
    • Exploring the nature and value of art

LEVEL I COURSES
Prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher in order to move onto another level.
ART HISTORY
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12            Art History is a comprehensive survey of the history of art. Students will engage in learning
 PMHS COURSE #: AR60P          experiences that encompass art history, criticism, aesthetics and production of artwork. Art
 DOE COURSE #: 4024            history will help students understand man’s need to create and communicate visually in relation
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                               to historical times and cultures. Important figures in art, famous art works and art styles will be
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
                               studied.

INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12               Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art will focus on developing a deep understanding of the
 PMHS COURSE #: AR61P            elements and principles of visual art. Students will develop skills in creating drawings, paintings,
 DOE COURSE #: 4000              lettering, printmaking and other 2-dimensional forms of art, as well as study art history,
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                                 analyzation, and aesthetics.
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1

INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-12               Students will experiment with techniques such as modeling, carving, constructing and assembling
 PMHS COURSE #: AR75P            sculptural pieces with materials such as clay, wood, wire, stone, plastics, wax and plaster.
 DOE COURSE #: 4002              Creation of ceramics will entail using additive and subtractive methods of working with clay
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                                 through hand building and working with various glaze techniques and firing processes.
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1

VISUAL COMMUNICATION I: INTRO TO MEDIA ARTS
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-12               Introduction will focus on developing a deep understanding of the elements and principles of
 PMHS COURSE #: AR70P            visual art. Students will focus on the creation of print media utilizing graphic design, typography,
 DOE COURSE #: 4002              illustration, and image creation with digital tools and computer technology.
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1

LEVEL II COURSES
All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher in order to move onto another level.
DRAWING
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-12               Instruction will focus on the use of a variety of drawing techniques and materials to explore
 PMHS COURSE #: AR65P            organizational principles in visual problem solving. Students will practice drawing processes such
 DOE COURSE #: 4060              as sketching, value shading/rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective.
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
 PREREQUISITE: 2D ART

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND LAYOUT (FORMALLY VIS COM II AND DIGITAL DESIGN)
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12              Graphic Design and Layout includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety
 PMHS COURSE #: AR87-88P         of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations
 DOE COURSE #: 5550
                                 for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1               covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, and artwork in addition
 PREREQUISITE: VIS COMM I        to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through
                                 the study of effective methods used to design commercial products that impart information
                                 and ideas. Advanced instruction might also include experiences in various printing processes
                                 as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12              Students will explore a variety of digital tools and processes to create portfolio quality
 PMHS COURSE #: AR86P              photography. It is highly encouraged (but not required) that students enrolled in this course
 DOE COURSE #: 5570                have access to their own DSLR camera and understand that photography assignments will
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                                   demand outside-of-class time and transportation.
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
 PREREQUISITE: VIS COMM I
ADVANCED THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12               This course will further develop students' understanding of three-dimensional art creation.
 PMHS COURSE #: AR16P             Students will create ceramics and sculptures focusing on realism and abstraction.
 DOE COURSE #: 4006
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
 PREREQUISITE: 3D ART

LEVEL III COURSES
All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher in order to move onto another level.

ADVANCED DRAWING
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12               Advanced Drawing is a comprehensive course in advanced techniques and media focusing on
 PMHS COURSE #: AR85P             creative thinking and problem solving. A variety of materials will be explored. This course
 DOE COURSE #: 4060               develops the drawing skills needed in Level III and IV classes.
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
 PREREQUISITE: 2D ART, DRAW

PAINTING
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12               This course will concentrate on the production of portfolio quality watercolor and acrylic
 PMHS COURSE #: AR71P             paintings. Studio work will include landscape, still life, plein-air painting, non-objective
 DOE COURSE #: 4064               approaches, and illustrative techniques. Other media may be explored.
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
 PREREQUISITE: 2D ART, DRAW

ADVANCED SCULPTURE
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12               This course will concentrate on the production of portfolio quality three dimensional pieces ​in
 PMHS COURSE #: AR89P             preparation for AP Studio Art: 3D​. ​College-level curriculum and subject matter will be studied,
 DOE COURSE #: 4044
                                  emphasizing the creation and submission of College Board portfolios in 3D Art.. Students will
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1                explore sections of the AP Portfolio and become familiar with the submission requirements:
 PREREQUISITE: 3D, AD. 3D         Breadth, Concentration, and Quality. Coursework done throughout the semester will focus
 APPROVAL OF THE ART DEPARTMENT   on skill development and selection of the student’s concentration.
 CHAIR

JEWELRY
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12               Students will be introduced to advanced jewelry and metalsmithing techniques They will
 PMHS COURSE #: AR66P             produce portfolio quality jewelry pieces made from various materials. Students design and
 DOE COURSE #: 4042
                                  fabricate jewelry pieces using techniques that include sawing, piercing, soldering, riveting
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1                and finishing. Students may need to purchase supplemental materials for this course.
 PREREQUISITE: 3D, ADV 3D OR
 ANOTHER LEVEL II COURSE
LEVEL IV COURSES
All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher in order to move onto another level.
ADVANCED PAINTING
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12                  Students will engage in learning experiences to produce portfolio quality oil and acrylic
 PMHS COURSE #: AR67P                paintings. Various painting techniques and materials will be explored in landscape, nature,
 DOE COURSE #: 4064
                                     figure, and still life. Students will develop skills in painting, stretching canvas, and working
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1                   with various brushes. Students may need to purchase supplemental materials for this
 PREREQUISITE: 2D, DRAWING,          course.
 PAINTING

ADVANCED 2D: PORTFOLIO
 GRADE LEVEL: 11                     This course will concentrate on the production of portfolio quality two dimensional art work,
 PMHS COURSE #: AR92P                drawing, and painting ​in preparation for AP Studio Art: 2D/Drawing​. College-level curriculum
 DOE COURSE #: 4004
                                     and subject matter will be studied, emphasizing the creation and submission of College
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1                   Board portfolios in both 2D and Drawing. Students will explore sections of the AP Portfolio
 PREREQUISITE: ON TRACK FOR AN AP    and become familiar with the submission requirements: Breadth, Concentration, and
 ART PORTFOLIO                       Quality. Coursework done throughout the semester will focus on skill development and
 APPROVAL FROM ART DEPT CHAIR
                                     selection of the student’s concentration.

AP STUDIO ART: 2D/DRAWING
 GRADE LEVEL: 12                     College-level curriculum and subject matter will be explored. Students will focus their art
 PMHS COURSE #: AR96P-AR97P          creation on the submission of three sections of the AP portfolio to the College Board: Breadth,
 DOE COURSE #: 4050/4048             Concentration, and Quality. A variety of mediums and creative techniques will include an
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
                                     emphasis on mark making and the elements and principles of art. Students may submit portfolios
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 2
 PREREQUISITE: FINE ARTS SEQUENCE,   in either the AP Drawing or AP 2-D Design category.
 APPROVAL FROM ART DEPARTMENT
 CHAIR
 AP PORTFOLIO DUE IN MAY

AP STUDIO ART: 3D
 GRADE LEVEL: 12                     College-level curriculum and subject matter will be explored. Students will focus their art
 PMHS COURSE #: AR77P-AR78P          creation on the submission of three sections of the AP portfolio to the College Board: Breadth,
 DOE COURSE #: 4052                  Concentration, and Quality. A variety of mediums and creative techniques will include an
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
                                     emphasis on mark making and the elements and principles of art. Students may submit portfolios
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 2
 PREREQUISITE: SCULPTURAL ARTS       in either the AP Drawing or AP 2-D Design category.
 SEQUENCE, APPROVAL FROM ART
 DEPARTMENT CHAIR
 AP PORTFOLIO DUE IN MAY

FINE ARTS CONNECTIONS: SPECIAL PROJECTS
 GRADE LEVEL: 11-12                  Student creations will include independent study in areas of student interest and across the
 PMHS COURSE #: AR94P-AR95P          disciplines of fine arts, making connections between art and the community/world. This
 DOE COURSE #:
                                     course is designed for the student who wants to deepen his/her art studies at an advanced
 LENGTH: 1 OR 2 SEMESTERS
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1 OR 2              level not readily available in the offered art course of study. Students may use this time for
 PREREQUISITE: APPROVAL FROM ART     undertakings such as large-scale service learning projects, computer graphics, or advanced
DEPARTMENT CHAIR   black and white photography. Curriculum will be individually worked out with the teacher
                   and the student prior to scheduling. Students will engage in learning experiences that
                   encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production of portfolio quality artwork.
                   Admission will be per approval of the art department head.
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Today’s students face a competitive environment that demands creative, innovative, market-driven solutions to new
problems and new opportunities. The mission of the Business Technology Department at PMHS is to work cooperatively
with the business community to prepare all individuals to live and work as productive citizens in a changing global society
by providing essential business experience, education, and training. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to develop and
enhance the following three business educational areas: Business, Accounting and Finance, Computer Science and
Programming, as well as Marketing.
Through a partnership between Perry Meridian High School and Ivy Tech College, students are able to earn dual credit by
taking Principles of Marketing, Business Law and Ethics, Principles of Business Management, Digital Applications &
Responsibility, and Computer Science I. Students must earn a C in the course and obtain a certain score on the Ivy Tech
placement test in order to receive transferable credit. There are no fees assessed to the student for dual enrollment
classes.
Personal Finance classes are a unique vehicle for students to learn how the financial services industry really works, and is
a place to develop rewarding career paths in business. Students interested in a career path in Finance are recommended
to take Accounting. Students have the opportunity to attend UINDY during their spring semester of their senior year at
their campus. This course is International Business and is a 200 Level International Finance class that students receive
three hours of credit.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-10             Introduction to Business introduces students to the world of business, including the
 PMHS COURSE #: BU46P          concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business
 DOE COURSE #: 4518            in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. The course
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                               covers business management, entrepreneurship, marketing fundamentals, and business
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
                               ethics and law. The course develops business vocabulary and provides an overview of
                               business and the role that business plays in economic, social, and political environments.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-10               I​ ntroduction to Computer Science allows students to explore the world of Computer
 PMHS COURSE #: BU95P            Science. Students will gain a broad understanding of the areas composing Computer
 DOE COURSE #: 4803
                                 Science. Additionally, there will be a focus on the areas of computer programming,
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1               mobile application development. Core Standards include: (1) Students create an
                                 understanding of computer science, in general, and learn how it impacts their everyday
                                 lives. (2) Students connect the process of developing a computer application with the
                                 skills needed during the develop process to have a better understanding of what it takes
                                   to build a computer application. (3) Students critique the types of data and how it is
                                 created, stored, and used by computers. (4) Students analyze computer, devices, and
                                 other technologies to build an understanding of their impact on society and how to use
                                 them appropriately. (5) Students apply concepts of collaboration to complete various
                                 tasks.

DIGITAL APPLICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITY                                                     CINS 101 IVY TECH
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-12             Digital Application and Responsibility offers students the opportunity to learn skills in
 PMHS COURSE #:                Microsoft Office Applications. While you may have used Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 BU59P-BU60P                   previously, this course will take you deeper into each of these applications. Additionally,
 DOE COURSE #: 4528
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS           you will learn what goes into the computers we will use. Students will have the
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             opportunity to become better digital citizens and will have the opportunity to earn industry
IVY TECH COLLEGE CREDITS: 3   standard Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
                                  ●   Passing of placement test is required to receive college credit

PERSONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12             This course addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources
PMHS COURSE #: BU35P          to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad
DOE COURSE #: 4540            range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance
LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                              factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision
PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
                              making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants, and goals; identify sources of income,
                              saving and investing; understand banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk,
                              insurance and credit card debt. Recommend matching this one semester course with
                              PCC.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA (FORMERLY KNOWN AS COMP ILLUSTRATIONS AND GRAPHICS)
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12            Interactive Media prepares students for careers in business and industry working with
PMHS COURSE #:                interactive media products and services, which includes entertainment industries. This
BU82P-BU83P                   course emphasizes the development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced
DOE COURSE #: 5232
                              products using multimedia technologies. Students will develop an understanding of
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             professional business practices including the importance of ethics, communication skills,
                              and knowledge of the “virtual workplace.” In Interactive Media, ​students will utilize a
REQUIRED                      project-based learning ​environment and will focus on the following: Digital Photography,
PREREQUISITE:                 Media Business Practices, Video/Audio Production, Programming and Animation, and
DIGITAL APPS & RESP.
                              Project Management. Interactive Media students will use Adobe Creative Cloud products,
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE:
INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE     such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro, as well as online tools, to
                              create exciting projects.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12            Accounting introduces the language of business using Generally Accepted Accounting
PMHS COURSE #:                Principles (GAAP) and procedures for proprietorships and corporations. Students will
BU11P-BU12P                   master double-entry accounting manually and by the use of technology of automated
DOE COURSE #: 4524
                              systems.This course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             transactions in order to prepare balance sheets and income statements Students will
                              complete an entire accounting cycle for a corporation by completing a computerized
                              practice set. This simulation will mirror what accountants are doing in today’s business
                              world. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret a variety of financial reports that
                              are necessary for financial success. This course is highly recommended for any student
                              who wishes to pursue a college degree in business.

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING                                                                  MKTG 101 IVY TECH
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12            Principles of Marketing provide a basic introduction to the scope and importance of
PMHS COURSE #:                marketing in the global economy.            Emphasis is placed on oral and written
BU40P-BU41P                   communications, mathematical applications, problem solving and critical thinking skills as
DOE COURSE #: 5914
                              they relate to advertising/promotion/selling, distribution, financing, marketing information
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             management, pricing, and product/service management. Students will create multiple
IVY TECH COLLEGE CREDITS: 3   marketing projects within the framework of group and teamwork.
                                  ●   Passing of placement test is required to receive college credit

BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS                                                                     BUSN 102 IVY TECH
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12            Business Law and Ethics provides an overview of the legal system in the business
PMHS COURSE #: BU22P          setting. Topics covered include: basics of the judicial system, contract, personal,
DOE COURSE #: 4560            employment and property law. Application of legal principles and ethical decision-making
LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                              techniques are presented through problem-solving methods and situations analyses.
PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
IVY TECH COLLEGE CREDITS: 3   Students explore procedural law, contract law, criminal law, tort law, and the legal aspects
                              of credit. The legal aspect of marriage and divorce will also be discussed.
                                  ●   Passing of placement test is required to receive college credit

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT                                                         BUSN 101 IVY TECH
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12            Principles of Business Management focuses on the roles and responsibilities of managers
PMHS COURSE #:                as well as the opportunities and challenges of ethically managing a business in the free
BU31P-BU32P                   enterprise system. Students will attain an understanding of management, team building,
DOE COURSE #: 4562
                              leadership, problem solving steps and processes that contribute to the achievement of
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             organizational goals. Entrepreneurship and the management of human and financial
IVY TECH COLLEGE CREDITS: 3   resources is emphasized.
                                  ●   Passing of placement test is required to receive college credit

WEB DESIGN I
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12            Web Design is a course that provides instruction in the principles of web design using
PMHS COURSE #:                HTML/XHTML and current/emerging software programs. Areas of instruction include
BU81P-BU86P                   audience analysis, hierarchy layout and design techniques, software integration, and
DOE COURSE #: 4574
                              publishing. Instructional strategies should include peer teaching, collaborative instruction,
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             project-based learning activities, and school community projects.
PREREQUISITE: DAR             Web Design offers students the opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving and
                              creativity.  Over the course of this semester, students will discover how to design web
                              pages for functionality and aesthetics. Students will learn how color, fonts, and graphics
                              work together to create effective web pages. Students will utilize business management
                              concepts for audience analysis.

COMPUTER SCIENCE I                                                                        SDEV 120 IVY TECH
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12            Computer Science I covers fundamental concepts of           programming while using the
PMHS COURSE #:                language Python.       The fundamentals of procedural        program development using
MA45P-MA44P                   structured, modular concepts, will be emphasized.            Discussions of data types,
DOE COURSE #: 4801
                              variables,structures, and addressable memory locations      will be addressed. Data File
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             access methods are also presented.
IVY TECH COLLEGE CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITE: ICS OR DEPT
CHAIR APPROVAL                *Passing of a placement test will be required to receive College Credit.
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12            Computer Science A, Advanced Placement is a business mathematics course that
PMHS COURSE #:                provides students with the content established by the College Board. The course
BU84P-BU85P                   emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem
DOE COURSE #: 4570
                              solving and algorithm development, and also includes the study of data structures,
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             design, and abstraction.    The course provides students an alternative to taking
PREREQUISITE: “C” OR HIGHER   pre-calculus or calculus to fulfill the four-year math requirement for graduation. A
IN ALG II, COMP SCI I OR      comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central
APPROVAL FROM BUSINESS        Course Description web page at:
DEPARTMENT CHAIR
                              http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-computer-science-course-desc
MUST TAKE AP EXAM IN MAY      ription.pdf.

ADMINISTRATIVE & OFFICE MNGT
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12            Administrative and Office Management prepares students to plan, organize, direct, and
PMHS COURSE #:                control the functions and processes of a firm or organization and to perform
BU97-98P                      business-related functions. Students are provided opportunities to develop aptitudes and
DOE COURSE #: 5268
                              apply skills and knowledge in the areas of business administration, management, and
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2             finance. Individual experiences will be based upon the student’s career and educational
                              goals.
PREREQUISITE: PBM

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE                                                                    BADM 220 UINDY
GRADE LEVEL: 12               This is a college course taught on the campus of UINDY. Advanced Business, College
PMHS COURSE #: BU93P          Credit, is a title covering (1) any college-level business course offered for credit by
DOE COURSE #: 4564            accredited postsecondary institution through an approved agreement with a secondary
LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                              school, or (2) and other postsecondary business course offered for dual credit under the
PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
UINDY COLLEGE CREDITS: 3      provisions of 511 IAC 6-10. The intent of this course is to allow students to earn college
PREREQUISITE: APPROVAL FROM   credit for courses with content that goes beyond that currently approved for high school
BUSINESS DEPT CHAIR           credit. Students will attend the University of Indianapolis and receive 3 hours of college
                              credit. Students will need to allow the last two periods of the day for scheduling purpose.
                              Students will then leave school after 6th period to drive to UINDY.
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
In order to understand our world, and ourselves, we continue to study the English language. English courses are planned
for both basic literacy and preparation for further education. ​All PMHS English courses are writing courses.
ENGLISH PLACEMENT GUIDELINES
   • Students in English 9, 10 or 11 will automatically be scheduled for the next corresponding English class the
     following year. If the student earns at least a B+ and receives a teacher recommendation, he or she may move to
     English CP. A student must also have a signed waiver by a parent/guardian submitted during the scheduling
     process.
   • Students in English CP must maintain a C- or higher in order to continue for the next corresponding English class.
     If the grade in CP is a D+ or below, the student will automatically be scheduled into English 10, 11 or 12. In order
     to stay in English CP with a D+ or lower, a student must also have a signed waiver by a parent/guardian submitted
     during the scheduling process.
   • Students in English Honors must maintain a 3.25 or higher in order to continue for the next corresponding English
     class. In order to stay in English Honors with a 3.25 or lower, a student must also have a signed waiver by a
     parent/guardian submitted during the scheduling process.

ENGLISH 9
 GRADE LEVEL: 9               Integrating literature and technology, students develop language arts skills through the
 PMHS COURSE #:               use of media resources, the study of workplace communication, and reading skills related
 EN11TP-EN12TP                to the world of work in both technical documents and literature. Composition focus is on
 DOE COURSE #: 1002
                              paragraph structure and writing for various audiences and purposes, including technical
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            writing assignments.

ENGLISH 9 CP
 GRADE LEVEL: 9               Through the integrated study of literature, composition, and oral communication, students
 PMHS COURSE                  develop language use. The course emphasizes structure and elements of a variety of
 #:EN11P-EN12P                literary genres, vocabulary development, the structure of the paragraph, and speaking
 DOE COURSE #: 1002
                              and listening skills. The second semester introduces multi-paragraph compositions and
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            the elements of drama and continues vocabulary development and oral communications
                              skills necessary for class presentations and speeches.

ENGLISH 9 CP EARLY COLLEGE COHORT ONLY
 GRADE LEVEL: 9               Through the integrated study of literature, composition, and oral communication, students
 PMHS COURSE                  develop language use. The course emphasizes structure and elements of a variety of
 #:EN55P-EN56P                literary genres, vocabulary development, the structure of the paragraph, and speaking
 DOE COURSE #: 1002
                              and listening skills. The second semester introduces multi-paragraph compositions and
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            the elements of drama and continues vocabulary development and oral communications
 PREREQUISITE: EC STUDENT     skills necessary for class presentations and speeches.

ENGLISH 9 HONORS (PRE AP)
 GRADE LEVEL: 9               Through the integrated study of literature, composition, and oral communication, this class
 PMHS COURSE                  provides enriched activities for those who have excelled in English and plan to continue
 #:EN13P-EN14P                on the AP track. In addition to the skills listed for English 9CP, English 9 Honors includes
 DOE COURSE #: 1002
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS            more in-depth analysis of literary genre in multi-paragraph compositions. The first
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              semester introduces research and documentation skills.
PREREQUISITE: SRI AND 8TH
GR. ENGLISH TEACHER REC

ENGLISH 9 HONORS/GIFTED TALENTED (PRE AP)
GRADE LEVEL: 9                 Through the integrated study of literature, composition, and oral communication, this class
PMHS COURSE #:                 provides enriched activities for those who have excelled in English and plan to continue
EN15P-EN16P                    on the AP track. In addition to the skills listed for English 9CP and Honors, English 9
DOE COURSE #: 1002
                               Honors G/T includes more in-depth analysis of literary genre in multi-paragraph
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              compositions and several long term projects.
PREREQUISITE: IDENTIFICATION
AS AN IDEA STUDENT

ENGLISH 10
GRADE LEVEL: 10                Continuing the development of both workplace communication skills and other language
PMHS COURSE #:                 arts skills, English 10 emphasizes technical writing, nonfiction reading, and workplace oral
EN21P-EN22P                    communication skills. Students learn organization and goal-setting skills. Second
DOE COURSE #: 1004
                               semester continues emphases of composition and grammar, speech, and literature,
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              specifically mythology, drama, and the novel.

ENGLISH 10 CP
GRADE LEVEL: 10                English 10CP reinforces the skills learned in English 9CP through analysis and
PMHS COURSE #:                 consideration of multicultural literature. Students respond critically in both oral and written
EN27P-EN28P                    modes of analysis, practice the different modes of expository composition (analysis,
DOE COURSE #: 1004
                               description, persuasion, process), and continue developing speaking and listening skills.
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              A second semester requirement is a documented research project.
PREREQUISITE: C- OR HIGHER
IN SEM 1 ENG 9CP

ENGLISH 10 CP ​EARLY COLLEGE COHORT ONLY
GRADE LEVEL: 10                English 10CP reinforces the skills learned in English 9CP through analysis and
PMHS COURSE #:                 consideration of multicultural literature. Students respond critically in both oral and written
EN271P-EN281P                  modes of analysis, practice the different modes of expository composition (analysis,
DOE COURSE #: 1004
                               description, persuasion, process), and continue developing speaking and listening skills.
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              A second semester requirement is a documented research project.
PREREQUISITE: EC STUDENT

ENGLISH 10 HONORS (PRE AP)
GRADE LEVEL: 10                This class, which centers around good reading skills, good writing skills, and good
PMHS COURSE #:                 speaking skills, is a survey of American literature in much the same way as 11CP. The
EN23P-EN24P                    course looks closely at American history, literature, and thought from the Colonial Period
DOE COURSE #: 1004
                               to the Civil War in the first semester and from the Civil War to the Twentieth Century in
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              the second. This pre-AP course will also help students prepare for the junior and senior
PREREQUISITE: B- OR HIGHER     AP curriculum. The course emphasizes analysis of writers and the rhetorical strategies
IN ENGLISH 9H                  they use and the ability to write about those strategies.

REQUIRED SUMMER READING
                               The required summer reading for this class includes ​Fahrenheit 451.​ A study guide is
                               available within the English office at the end of the current academic year.

ENGLISH 10 HONORS GIFTED/TALENTED (PRE AP)
GRADE LEVEL: 10                This class is a survey of American literature from pre-Revolutionary times to the present.
PMHS COURSE #:                 Students study a variety of literary genres, multi-ethnic literature, and corresponding
EN19P-EN20P                    historical events and figures to analyze the relationship between literature and society.
DOE COURSE #: 1004
                               Students use oral, written, and kinesthetic projects to evaluate the influence of literature
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              and history on the present and the future. Students are required to read a ​variety of works
PREREQUISITE: IDENTIFICATION   during the summer and will have a full year writing portfolio.
AS AN IDEA STUDENT

REQUIRED SUMMER READING

ENGLISH 11
GRADE LEVEL: 11                English 11 students study American literature in chronological units to develop their use of
PMHS COURSE #:                 language as a tool for learning, thinking, and communicating. Students respond critically
EN73P-EN74P                    to literature to consider social, economic, and political thinking as well as synthesis of past
DOE COURSE #: 1006
                               tradition and movements into their own lives. Students learn research skills geared
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              toward business- and industry-related topics while developing interpersonal skills
                               necessary for success in business and technical fields.

ENGLISH 11 CP
GRADE LEVEL: 11                Through an integrated study of literature, composition, and oral communications, English
PMHS COURSE #:                 11CP students survey American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Civil War in the
EN75P-EN76P                    first semester and proceed to contemporary literature in the second semester. They
DOE COURSE #: 1006
                               develop criteria for judging and analyzing major authors across major literary movements.
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              Composition includes analysis, description, persuasion, and evaluation, emphasizing
PREREQUISITE: C- OR HIGHER     students’ abilities to articulate sophisticated ideas in an organized manner.
IN ENG 10 CP

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (MEETS ENGLISH 11 REQUIREMENT)
GRADE LEVEL: 11                This AP Literature and Composition course is designed to comply with the AP® English
PMHS COURSE #:                 Course Description published by the College Board. This class will give students a
EN77P-EN78P                    learning experience equivalent to an undergraduate level literature course; it will be
DOE COURSE #: 1058
                               thematically organized, emphasize a variety of genres and time periods, analyze an
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2              author’s use of rhetorical strategies as well as various literary techniques to illuminate the
PREREQUISITE: ENG 10 H OR      meaning of the work as a whole. It will concentrate on writing in response to literary works
ENG 10 H/GT, PASSING           of merit as well as emphasizing a student’s ability to critically analyze, writing persuasively
SCORE ON THE ENG ISTEP
                               and analytically. Students read a variety of novels, plays, and poems both in and out of
                               class. Some of the novels and plays contain mature content. The literature chosen for
REQUIRED SUMMER READING
                               this course has appeared on the AP English Literature and Composition exam and has
MUST TAKE AP EXAM IN MAY       been approved for having literary merit. Students will take the AP Literature and
Composition exam at the end of the school year.

                             The summer reading will be ​The Fountainhead -or- ​The Power of One.​ A study guide is
                             available and can be found within the English office at the end of the current academic
                             year.

ENGLISH 12
GRADE LEVEL: 12              English 12 continues the development of both language arts and interpersonal skills with
PMHS COURSE #:               emphasis on the world of work. Students respond critically to nonfiction in terms of
EN09P-EN10P                  socio-cultural values, attitudes, and assumptions. Composition provides students with
DOE COURSE #: 1008
                             opportunities to respond to a clearly identified audience, to use structure and purpose,
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            and to edit for style, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and other mechanics.

ENGLISH 12 CP
GRADE LEVEL: 12              The first semester further develops and refines writing skills introduced in previous college
PMHS COURSE #:               preparation courses. Further opportunities for writing emphasize the writing process,
EN07P-EN08P                  persuasive writing and formal argumentation, language, and style. Reading includes
DOE COURSE #: 1008
                             literary samples of good writing and student self-critique. The second semester provides
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            a survey of representative British literature. Students study the contributions of British
PREREQUISITE: C- OR HIGHER   authors to a variety of genres and respond analytically and reflectively to the literature, in
IN ENG 11 CP                 both written and oral forms.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION (MEETS ENGLISH 12 REQUIREMENT)
GRADE LEVEL: 12              This course follows the College Board Entrance Examination guidelines for Advanced
PMHS COURSE #:               Placement English. Frequent writing assignments include in-class essays and practice
EN05P-EN06P                  AP tests. Students participate in class discussions and presentations. Both semesters
DOE COURSE #: 1056
                             require a prodigious amount of critical and analytical reading in order to synthesize from a
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            variety of resources in the expository, analytical, and argumentative writing required.
PREREQUISITE: ENG 10 H OR    Some of the novels and plays contain mature content. The literature chosen for this
ENG 10 H/GT, PASSING         course has appeared on the AP English Language and Composition exam and has been
SCORE ON THE ENG ISTEP
                             approved for having literary merit.

REQUIRED SUMMER READING
                             Students are required to read ​Brave New World or ​Jane Eyre during the summer. A
MUST TAKE AP EXAM IN MAY     study guide is available and can be found within the English office at the end of the
                             current academic year.

JOURNALISM
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12            Journalism is the study of the art of reporting and the profession of journalists. This
PMHS COURSE #:               two-semester, two-credit course includes the process involved in news gathering;
EN61P-EN62P                  reporting and writing news stories; legal and social responsibilities involved in newspaper
DOE COURSE #: 1080
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS          publications; and the ethics of accurate and fair reporting. The course includes extensive
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            reading of models of sound journalistic techniques and evaluates and analyzes
                             journalistic writing. This course also prepares students for work on the school newspaper,
                             the ​FOCUS,​ should they apply and be selected.
                                 ●   Recommended for students in English CP or higher.

STUDENT MEDIA: NEWSPAPER                                      SCHOOL NAME: FOCUS
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12           Students in this two-credit course practice and study gathering and analyzing facts;
PMHS COURSE #:               reporting and interviewing sources; and designing and publishing page layout for the
EN65P-EN66P                  purpose of creating the school newspaper, the ​FOCUS​. This course includes instruction
DOE COURSE #: 1086           and practice in effective and ethical journalistic writing style and technique. Participation in
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
                             this class involves exceptional responsibility as well as extracurricular time on the part of
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2
PREREQUISITE: JOURNALISM +   the student.
APPROVAL FROM NEWSPAPER
ADVISOR

STUDENT MEDIA: YEARBOOK                                       SCHOOL NAME: PASSAGES
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12           This course provides the study of and practice in gathering and analyzing information,
PMHS COURSE #:               interviewing, photography, and organizational skills for the purpose of creating the school
EN81P-EN82P                  yearbook, ​Passages. ​This course includes instruction and practice in effective copy
DOE COURSE #: 1086
                             writing as well as computer-aided layout, design, and typography. Participation in this
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            class involves responsibility and requires extracurricular time on the part of the student.
PREREQUISITE: VIS COM I
RECOMMENDED + APPROVAL
FROM YEARBOOK ADVISOR

SPEECH
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12            This one-semester course provides practice in the basic principles and techniques of
PMHS COURSE #: EN70P         effective oral communication, including adapting speech to audiences. Students have
DOE COURSE #: 1076           opportunities to make different types of oral presentations; to write creative, analytical,
LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                             and expository compositions; and to read a variety of genres. This course also
PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
                             emphasizes research and critical listening skills.

THEATRE ARTS
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12            Students enrolled in Theatre Arts will read and analyze and perform monologues. They
PMHS COURSE #: EN51P         will construct play reviews and develop their acting skills through improvisation and
DOE COURSE #: 4242           scripted material. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture,
LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                             analysis, response, creative process and integrated studies.
PMHS CREDIT(S): 1

ADVANCED THEATRE ARTS
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12           Students enrolled in Advanced Theatre Arts will analyze and preform perform duets. They
PMHS COURSE #:               will create scripted one-acts, as well as construct play reviews. Within the development of
EN41P-EN42P                  one-acts, students will consider the following: monologue, stage direction, and scenic
DOE COURSE #: 4240
                             designs while building character through observation, improvisation and script analysis.
LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            These activities incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response,
PREREQUISITE: THEATRE ARTS   creative process and integrated studies.

ADVANCED ACTING
 GRADE LEVEL: 11-12           Students enrolled in Advanced Acting will analyze and perform group scenes. They will
 PMHS COURSE #:               be given the chance to direct, as well as develop their writing skills through one-acts and
 EN43P-EN44P                  play reviews. Additionally, students will research, create, and perform characters through
 DOE COURSE #: 4250
                              script analysis, observation, collaboration and rehearsal. These activities should
 LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 2            incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process and
 PREREQUISITE: THEATRE ARTS   integrated studies while building upon skills from the previous two years.

ETYMOLOGY
 GRADE LEVEL: 10-12           Etymology is the study of derivatives of the English language. Through the study of Greek
 PMHS COURSE #: LA09P         and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes, students will gain a clearer understanding of his
 DOE COURSE #: 1060           own language and will become more capable of using it. A study of the linguistic changes
 LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER
                              of words through time and custom will deepen the student’s knowledge of where our
 PMHS CREDIT(S): 1
 PREREQUISITE: C AVERAGE OR   words today receive their meaning. In general, vocabulary will be greatly enhanced: this
 HIGHER IN ENG CP OR HIGHER   course proves beneficial for college entrance exams and collegiate level reading.

                       ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FLOWCHART
Students, parents, teachers, and counselors should consider several aspects of a student’s profile when considering
what path to follow as he/she continues through high school. The student’s academic ability and interest, the
student’s future educational goals and aspirations, the student’s career plans are all factors that should guide the
student’s decisions.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
The family is the most basic unit in our economic society. The discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences has its central
focus preparing individuals to become independent, to assume family roles, to contribute to the good of the community
and society, to balance work and family, and to transfer personal skills to the workplace. The FACS program includes
essential preparation for success of all students in the areas of problem solving, decision making, higher order thinking,
communication, literacy, and numerical skills in applied contexts. In planning their program, students should pay
particular attention to those courses that are offered only every other year.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
 GRADE LEVEL: 9-12            Interpersonal Relationships addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors all
 PMHS COURSE #: HO20P         students need to participate in positive, caring, and respectful relationships in the family
 DOE COURSE #: 5364           and with individuals at school, in the community, and in the workplace. A project-based
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