PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR 2020-2021 - 401 W. Meridian School Road Indianapolis, IN 46217
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Team 2021 Team 2022 Lucas Klipsch Lauren Buesking Assistant Principal Assistant Principal 317-789-4416 317-789-4415 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Andy Cottingham Machy Magdalinos 2021 School Counselor 2022 School Counselor 317-789-4467 317-789-4463 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Team 2023 Team 2024 Zach Ervin Sarah Brewer Assistant Principal Assistant Principal 317-789-4413 317-789-4412 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Stephanie Morrow Doug Hadley 2023 School Counselor 2024 School Counselor 317-789-4466 317-789-4438 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Robin Mills Martha Cook 21st Century Scholar School Counselor Early College Coordinator 317-789-4464 317-789-4409 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Rebecca Shull Kevin Mowrer Early College School Counselor Vincennes University Site Director 317-789-4465 317-789-4530 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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 SCIENCES 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
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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