Program Planning Guide - Chatham Central School

 
Program Planning Guide - Chatham Central School
Program Planning
Guide
2020-2021

Chatham Central
School District
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Chatham Central School
District is to provide an education that nurtures
intellectual curiosity and focuses on academic
and cultural foundations. Our students will
graduate with the knowledge, problem-solving
abilities and character needed to participate
ethically, adapt, succeed and contribute in
their future educational, career, and
community endeavors.

CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL
50 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, New York 12037
(518) 392-2400
Program Planning Guide - Chatham Central School
Program Planning Guide 2020/2021

                                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                      General information
                                                      Page(s)
                                                      1 Introduction to Program Planning
                                                      3 Registration and Enrollment / Scheduling Process
District Administration
                                                      4 Graduation Requirements
Mr. Salvatore DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools
                                                      8 Grading System
Mr. Brian Simon, Director of Special Education
                                                      9 Academic Intervention Services, NHS, NAHS, Tri-M
Mr. Michael Chudy, Business Administrator             10 Homeroom Placement/Credit Recovery/Schedule Changes
Mr. Lucas Christensen, Administrator of Educational   11 Additional Program Options
Services
                                                      12 Questar III Eligibility Policy & Program Offerings
                                                      13 Career Pathways
High School Administration
                                                      Course Description by Department
Mr. John T. Thorsen, Principal
                                                      19 Art
Mr. Justin Forrest, Assistant Principal
                                                      20 Business
                                                      22 English
                                                      26 Health
Board of Education
                                                      26 Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Rachel Galvin, President                              28 Mathematics / Computer Science
Graham Button, Vice President                         31 Music

Denise Barry                                          32 Physical Education
                                                      33 Science
Meghan Charron
                                                      35 Social Studies
Muriel Faxon
                                                      38 Technology
Matthew Fisch

Beth Hover

Craig Simmons

Patricia Wilson

Morgan Simmons, Student Rep.

                                                       Chatham High School Class of 2015

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Chatham Students and Families,

The scheduling process is a major component of preparing for the upcoming academic year. This
process helps determine staffing for the following years and empowers students with choice. It is
important to understand the implications of these decisions and the factors that should influence them.

In order to derive the maximum potential from our academic program, we have provided you this
Program Planning Guide. This resource contains valuable information that will help you make
thoughtful choices in the scheduling process.

In addition to the Program Planning Guide, I urge you to consider the recommendations of your
teachers and guidance counselors. Their insight will help ensure that you are appropriately challenged
and prepared for the path you choose to follow after high school.

Please be aware that there is risk involved when dropping a class that includes, but is not limited to,
lack of availability of alternate courses and significant changes to your schedule. In addition, when a
student drops a course for any reason we try to place the student in a class which best fits his/her
schedule and balances the class loads.

Lastly, we offer many electives for students in all grade levels. Please take advantage of these
opportunities and explore areas of interest.

I wish everyone the very best on their academic journey here at Chatham High School and will be
happy to assist you in any way that I can.

Sincerely,

John T. Thorsen
Principal

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Introduction to Program Planning
This guide has been prepared for the purpose of assisting students and parents with future planning and
the selection of courses for the next school year. A brief description of each course is provided for your
information. School Counselors, teachers and administrators are available to provide any assistance
needed. The School Counselors hold annual individual conferences to assist students with their
academic and future planning.
The most important decision-maker in the process is the student. Honest self-appraisal is crucial to the
task of making these choices. When you plan your high school program, you should take into
consideration your special abilities, interests and objectives. Your schedule will consist of core
requirements and electives. By carefully selecting elective subjects that meet your needs and satisfy your
interests and abilities, you may work toward your own educational, occupational and personal goals.

Steps in Planning
1.   Establish personal goals. Even though they may change from year to year, you should have some specific
     long-range educational, occupational, and personal objectives toward which you are working. Select subjects
     that are most consistent with your post-high school goals.

2.   Honestly evaluate your personal strengths, interests, skills and needs.

3.   Learn the requirements for entrance to the college or school of your choice or to the kind of work you plan to do
     after graduation.

4.   Visit the college or vocational program in which you are interested.

5.   Consult your parents, talk with your teachers, and your school counselor in order to benefit from their experience
     and the information that they can make available to you. Talk with citizens of the community who are currently
     working in the profession or vocation you are considering.

6. Select subjects so your course load will be properly balanced throughout the four years you are in high school.

7. Board of Education policy requires that students carry a minimum of six (6) courses each semester plus
   Physical Education, except students enrolled in Questar III programs. Students will be encouraged to take
   courses beyond the minimum requirements whenever possible.

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                                                              Registration and Enrollment

Families from other districts wishing to enroll students
in the Chatham Central School District should call the
Registrar’s Office (518-392-1535) for an appointment.
Students will be placed in courses based upon their
academic history.

                                                                  First Day of School at Chatham High School

                                                                               Scheduling Process

This Program Planning Guide will be available to students and families both in the
Chatham High School Guidance Office and online.

        Initial Scheduling Timeline for Grades 9, 10 and 11

        February - April                  Course selection and future planning conferences

        May                               Master Schedule Completed

        Early June                        Deadline for resolving schedule problems

        August                            Schedule changes based on summer school results or
                                          unanticipated problems

        Prior to Labor Day                Final schedules will be mailed home

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  Graduation Requirements

  Graduation from Chatham High School requires the fulfillment of course and examination requirements as
  outlined by the New York State Board of Regents. The Board of Regents has proposed amendments to the
  current graduation requirements to establish multiple, comparable pathways to graduation for all students.
  In addition to the requirements below, all Chatham High School students are required to complete a locally
  developed Senior Project.

                                       COURSE REQUIREMENTS
              Students must earn the following credits to graduate:

                                                                                      Advanced
                                                  Local*              Regents*         Regents*

              ENGLISH                               4                      4                4
              SOCIAL STUDIES                        4                      4                4
              MATHEMATICS                           3                      3                3
              SCIENCE                               3                      3                3
              ART / MUSIC / DDP                     1                      1                1
              HEALTH                                .5                     .5               .5
              PHYSICAL EDUCATION                    2                      2                2
              FOREIGN LANGUAGE                      1                      1                3
              ELECTIVES                             3.5                    3.5              1.5
              Total Credits                         22                     22               22

              * Students who have an IEP may earn a CDOS Credential in addition to or instead of one of
              the diplomas listed above (as determined by the Committee on Special Education).

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                         CURRENT REGENTS EXAM REQUIREMENTS
      Diploma                           Grade                      Regents Exams Required

Diploma with                   An average of 90+ on                Regents Exams:
Advanced Designation           all 8 Regents Exams                1 English
with Honors                    (Math and/or Science               2 Social Studies (Global History & U.S. History)
                               Endorsement available)             2 Science   (Earth Science, Chemistry,
                                                                                or Physics & Living Environment)
                                                                  3 Math      (Common Core Exams in Algebra,
                                                                                 Geometry, Algebra 2)
                                                                  1 Foreign Language/Checkpoint B or CTE Alternative

Diploma with                   65+ on all                          Regents Exams:
Advanced Designation           Regents Exams                      1 English
                               (Math and/or Science               2 Social Studies (Global History & U.S. History)
                               Endorsement available)             2 Science     (Earth Science, Chemistry, or
                                                                                 Physics & Living Environment)
                                                                  3 Math        (Common Core Exams in Algebra,
                                                                                  Geometry, Algebra 2)
                                                                  1 Foreign Language/Checkpoint B or CTE Alternative

                               65+ on all                          Regents Exams:
Regents Diploma
                               Regents Exams***                   1 English
                                                                  1 Social Studies (Global History or U.S. History)
                                                                  1 Science
                                                                  1 Math        (Common Core Exams in Algebra,
                                                                                  Geometry, Algebra 2)
                                                                  And one:      2nd Social Studies Exam or
                                                                                 2nd Math Exam or
                                                                                 2nd Science Exam or
                                                                                 Approved CTE Exam**
                                                                                 CDOS Credential

Local Diploma                  Special Education                   Regents Exams:
                               Students Only *                    1 English
(Special Education or
                                                                  1 Social Studies (Global History or U.S. History)
approved 504 Students
                                                                  1 Science
only)
                                                                  1 Math (Common Core Algebra)
                                                                  And one:      2nd Social Studies Exam or
                                                                                 2nd Math Exam or
                                                                                 2nd Science Exam or
                                                                                 Approved CTE Exam**
                                                                                 CDOS Credential

Students with Disabilities have different options. Speak to your counselor for more information.
**CTE Students may have another option. Speak to your counselor for more information.
***Students scoring between 62-64 may be eligible for an appeal. Speak to your counselor for more information.

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   Graduation
   Graduation Requirements
              Requirements

 ADDITIONAL DIPLOMA ACCOLADES

Honors                                                            NYS Career Development and Occupational
Students who earn an overall average of a 90 or higher on         Studies Commencement Credential:
the 5 required exams needed for a Regents Diploma
                                                                     The student must have developed a Career Plan
receive an honors distinction. Students who earn an
                                                                      that includes documentation of the student’s self-
overall average of a 90 or higher on all 8 Regents exams
                                                                      identified career interests, career-related strengths
needed for the NYS Regents Diploma with Advanced
                                                                      and needs, career goals, and career and technical
Designation receive an Honors Distinction.
                                                                      coursework and work-based learning experiences
                                                                      that the student plans to engage in to achieve those
Math and/or Science Seal                                              goals; and
Students who earn an 85 or higher on 3 Math Regents                  The student must have demonstrated achievement
exams will earn a Math Seal on the diploma. Students who              of the commencement level CDOS learning
earn an 85 or higher on 3 Science Regents will earn a                 standards in the areas of career exploration and
Science Seal on the Diploma (note: one of the three must              development, integrated learning and universal
be the Living Environment exam).                                      foundation skills; and

                                                                     The student must have successfully completed at
Career & Technical Endorsement
                                                                      least 216 hours of CTE coursework and/or
Students who passed the 5 required Regents exams and                  work-based learning experiences (of which at least
passed the certification examination relative to their specific       54 hours must be in work-based learning
vocational field of study receive a CTE Endorsement Seal.             experiences); and

                                                                     The student must have at least one completed
                                                                      employability profile that documents the student’s
                                                                      employability skills and experiences, attainment of
                                                                      each of the commencement level CDOS learning
                                                                      standards, and, as appropriate, attainment of
                                                                      technical knowledge and work-related skills, work
                                                                      experiences, performance on industry-based
                                                                      assessments and other work-related and academic
                                                                      achievements.

      Class of 2015 Commencement

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                                                                              Graduation Requirements

   New York State Department of Education Approved Alternatives for Regents Testing
Some students with unusual circumstances may be eligible to substitute an alternate exam for a given Regents Exam.
Following is a list of approved alternatives. The test scores indicated are the minimum acceptable score(s) that can be
substituted for a Regents Examination score for students who have successfully completed the course of study for that subject.
Please see your guidance counselor if you think this may be an option for you.

       Approved Alternative Exam                                                Minimum Acceptable Score
       English:
       Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
                  English Examination                                                              E
       Advanced Placement Language and Composition Exam                                            3
       Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam                                          3
       International Baccalaureate English A1 Standard Level Exam                                  4
       International Baccalaureate English A1 Higher Level Exam                                    3

       Global History & Geography:
       Advanced Placement World History Exam                                                       3

       United State History and Government:
       Advanced Placement United States History Exam                                               3
       SAT II United States History**                                                              560

       Integrated Algebra:
       Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
                  Mathematics Examination                                                          E
       Advanced Placement Calculus AB Exam                                                         3
       Advanced Placement Calculus BC Exam                                                         3
       International Baccalaureate Mathematics Studies
                  Standard Level Exam                                                              4
       International Baccalaureate Mathematics Methods
                  Standard Level Exam                                                              4
       International Baccalaureate Mathematics Higher
                  Level Exam                                                                       3
       International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)                            A
       SAT II Mathematics Level I                                                                  470
       SAT II Mathematics Level II                                                                 510

       Geometry:
       Advanced Placement Calculus AB Exam                                                         3
       Advanced Placement Calculus BC Exam                                                         3
       SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2                                                     550

       Sciences*:
       Advanced Placement Biology Exam                                                             3
       SAT II Biology E/M                                                                          520
       SAT II Chemistry                                                                            540
       SAT II Physics                                                                              530

       *In addition to achieving the established score, students must complete 1,200 minutes of hands-on laboratory work
       with satisfactory laboratory reports.

       **In addition to achieving the established score, students must complete a multi-source, in-depth research project that
       demonstrates the ability to use primary and secondary sources.

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     Grading System

A 100-point numerical grading system is in effect.                   An unweighted Grade Point Average (unweighted GPA) will be
                                                                          computed, recorded on report cards and transcripts and
      Course grades shall be the straight numerical average              used to determine Honor Roll status each quarter.
       of all quarter grades (20% each) mid-term exam (5%
       where applicable) and final/Regents exam (15% or 20%).            The unweighted GPA will be calculated by multiplying the final
                                                                          grade for each course by its credit value. These values will be
      Minimum passing grade shall be 65.                                 added together and this total will be divided by the total number
                                                                          of credits.
      In the first quarter of any full year course, no grade
       lower than 50 may be given. In subsequent quarters            Students who meet the following criteria for each marking
       the actual grade earned shall be recorded.                        period will be included on the Honor Roll:
      In quarter or semester courses the actual grade earned            Honors:         Unweighted GPA for the marking period of 85 or
       shall be recorded for each grading period.                                         above with all passing grades.

Students shall be allowed to drop a course only under                    High Honors: Unweighted GPA for the marking period of 90 or
       the following conditions:                                                      above with no grade below 80.

      A student must be enrolled in classes bearing 6 credits       Class ranking* is done at the end of the junior year and again
       (plus Physical Education) at all times.                            at the end of the first semester of the senior year:
      In all courses, a student may drop a course without               After weighted GPA is computed students will be ranked. The
       penalty only in the first five weeks.                              ranking will be recorded based upon 5% intervals.

      After the 5-week period a student who drops a course              This ranking determines honor students, valedictorian, and
       shall receive either a withdraw-fail or withdraw-pass as           salutatorian. It is also used to determine eligibility for the
       a grade for that course. The student will receive no               National Honor Society. Graduating honors students will be
       credit for this course.                                            determined by using 3 ½ years of cumulative weighted GPA of
                                                                          89.5% and above. National Honor Society eligibility will be
A cumulative weighted Grade Point Average (weighted                       based upon obtaining a cumulative weighted GPA of 90% and
       GPA) will be computed for each student. This
                                                                          other factors as outlined in the regulations of the organization.
       average will be used in determining class rank.
                                                                         The final transcript, including final ranking, done after final
      Level I final course grades will be multiplied by 1.00 to
                                                                          exams in June, does not change or alter the status of honor
       obtain a weighted grade. (AIS / Remedial / Regents /
                                                                          students or valedictorian or salutatorian.
       Applied Courses).

      Level II final course grades will be multiplied by 1.03 to    *Students who transfer to Chatham High School will be ranked with their
       obtain a weighted grade. (Accelerated and Pre-AP              graduating class if they have attended Chatham High School for a minimum
       Courses).                                                     of four semesters.
      Level III final course grades will be multiplied by 1.06 to
       obtain a weighted grade.

      The weighted Grade Point Average will be computed as                   Repeating a Course Previously Passed
       follows: each weighted grade will be multiplied by its            Students who wish to repeat a course they have already
       credit value; the grades will then be totaled, and divided
                                                                         passed (other than Physical Education, Band, Jazz Band,
       by the number of credits attempted.
                                                                         Orchestra, Choir) may do so at the discretion of Building
      Independent study shall not be included in class ranking          Administration. Credit will only be awarded for the first
       computations unless the course is meeting a graduation            attempt. Although both final averages will display on the
       requirement. In such a case, approval must be obtained            transcript, only the first attempt will impact the student’s
       from the Principal and guidance counselor.                        grade point average.

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                                                                 NHS National Honor Society

National Honor Society Eligibility:
  Overall GPA 90%, calculated as of the completion of Semester 1 of 11th grade.
  Service
  Leadership
  Character

                                                             NAHS National Art Honor Society
 National Art Honor Society Eligibility:
   Two art credits completed
   Overall GPA 85%
   Art GPA 90%
   Student in good standing

                                                                  Tri-M Music Honor Society

 Tri-M Music Honor Society Eligibility:
   Ensemble leaders who have generally participated in NYSSMA and/or All-County
   Overall Average of 85%
   90% GPA performing ensembles

                                           Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Procedures
Identification of Students:
1. Any student entering 9th grade receives AIS when meeting two of the following three criteria:
  Student scored below the state mandated scale score (which changes) on a grade 3-8 ELA or mathematics state
   assessment.
  Student scored below 65 / passing on 8th grade ELA or mathematics common final examination.
  Student scored below 65 / passing as a final grade in either 8th grade ELA or 8th grade mathematics.
2. Any CHS student receives AIS after scoring below 65 / passing on any Regents examination required for
       graduation.

Description of Services
1. Students and parents will be notified when AIS commences via a written letter from the principal.
2. Any student identified for AIS will have an individualized exit plan.
3. Students are classified as either SERVICE or MONITOR per each individualized exit plan.
  A student classified as SERVICE receives full AIS. These services include a lab setting (mathematics lab and/or literacy lab),
   taught by a highly qualified faculty member during the school day. In addition, and where possible, students may be placed in a
   co-taught course section. Other services include assisted study hall, remedial course offerings, and after-school assistance.

  A student classified as MONITOR has his/her academic program carefully monitored by appropriate faculty members and may
   be re-classified as SERVICE if the progress is not meeting proficiency per the individualized exit plan.
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    CLASS AND HOMEROOM PLACEMENT                                           SUMMER SCHOOL, CREDIT RECOVERY
                                                                                and AUGUST REGENTS EXAMS
Class and homeroom placement are based upon the
number of credits previously earned:                               Students who fail one or more courses during the regular school
                                                                   year are encouraged to attend summer school, if the required
9th Grade
                                                                   course is offered. While Chatham High School typically does not
All students will be assigned to 9th grade homerooms
                                                                   host a summer school program, a regional summer school is
upon completion of 8th grade
                                                                   generally offered through Hudson City Schools. In addition, there
                                                                   may be online credit recovery options through Questar. All course
10th Grade                                                         offerings and tuition vary from year to year. Students who do not
All students will be assigned to 10th grade homerooms              attend or do not successfully complete a summer school or credit
upon completion of 5 units of credit.                              recovery program for a course required for graduation will likely be
                                                                   scheduled to repeat that course during the upcoming school year.

11th Grade                                                         Students who fail one or more Regents exams during the regular
                                                                   school year are also encouraged to retake the exam(s) during the
All students will be assigned to 11th grade homerooms
                                                                   August administration. Fees may apply.
upon completion of 10 units of credit.
                                                                   Registration for summer school, online credit recovery and August
                                                                   Regents exams is through the Chatham High School Guidance
12th Grade                                                         Office, and takes place during the week following the high school
All students will be assigned to 12th grade homerooms              graduation.
upon completion of 15 units of credit.
                                                                   Questions regarding summer school and online credit recovery
                                                                   should be directed to the Chatham High School Guidance Office at
                                                                   392-1575.

                                             CHANGE OF COURSE PROCEDURE

          Students and parents should be aware that, except under the most compelling of circumstances, they will not be
          permitted to drop courses or make changes after the semester has begun. Students have six months from March to
          August to make course selections. The Counseling staff work diligently to accommodate all requests possible and
          to balance class sizes. Changes made after the beginning of the semester often create overcrowded classes. Stu-
          dents who are added to classes after the first week of school may have difficulties due to missed lessons and work.
          All students must take a minimum of six classes plus physical education each semester. Course offerings are de-
          pendent upon student requests and board approval. Please note that some courses are offered every other year.
          PLEASE make your program decisions carefully so that changes can be avoided.
          Students requesting a schedule change after the start of school must do the following:
          1. Pick-up a Schedule Change Request Form in the Guidance Office.
          2. Have this form signed by:
              a. a parent
              b. teacher whose class you want dropped
              c. teacher whose class you want added
          3. Return Schedule Change form to guidance office
          4. Refer to Grading System for conditions under which a student will be allowed to drop a course.
          5. Permission to drop or add will be made by the principal in conjunction with the school counselors.

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                                                                              Additional Program Options
Advanced Placement
 AP English Literature, AP European History, AP American History, AP World History, AP Calculus,
 AP Computer Programming, AP Biology.

 Students interested in any of these college level courses should consult with their teachers and school counselor. Each AP
 course has its own prerequisite. Refer to course descriptions and departmental entrance/continuance requirements for details.
 Students enrolled in an AP class are required to take the AP Exam. Each AP Exam has a fee set by the College Board, paya-
 ble by families. Fee reductions may be available. Please see your school counselor for information regarding eligibility.
 AP scores eligible for college credit will vary by college.

Dual-Enrollment Courses at Chatham High School
 Chatham High School offers a variety of courses whereby students may choose to earn college credit through Columbia-Greene
 Community College, SUNY Albany, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Siena College, Syracuse University
 and Rochester Institute of Technology (Project Lead the Way). These classes are offered at Chatham High School during the
 regular school day.
 The credits earned form the basis of a permanent post-secondary academic record (college transcript) that can be transferred,
 typically with a grade of C or higher, within the SUNY system and to other institutions at their discretion. In order to receive
 college credit, students must meet requirements set forth by the college. There is a reduced Dual-Enrollment tuition fee
 payable by the family in order to receive the college credit. Withdrawals from courses are the responsibility of the individual
 student and are subject to the policies of the individual college.
 Dual-Enrollment courses also provide students with the academic challenges of college-level curriculum. As a “bridging” experi-
 ence to college, these courses can help students begin to develop the skills and perspectives necessary for academic success
 in higher education. In addition, it can provide students the opportunity to shorten the four-year college sequence by entering
 college with previously earned credits.
 Student Eligibility for Columbia Greene Courses
 A student who wishes to register for courses offered by CGCC at Chatham must have attained junior or senior status. In
 addition, the student must have an 80 average in a related subject area as the intended CGCC course. If there is no related
 subject area, then the student’s English grade(s) will be used.
 Student Eligibility for UHS Courses
 Typically, only juniors and seniors with an average of B or better are eligible to register for UHS Program courses. In exceptional
 cases, sophomores with advanced academic standing can register at the discretion of the UHS Program Director. Freshmen
 are not eligible to register for any UHS Program courses.

Early College Admission
Seniors may wish to attend a college program in lieu of a full day at Chatham High School. For planning purposes, their intention
to accomplish this should be stated in writing to the building principal no later than June 1st of their 11th grade year. Students
who wish to fulfill graduation requirements of English 12, Economics, Government and Physical Education in a college program
must have those courses pre-approved as acceptable substitutes for the NYS graduation requirements. Requirements and ap-
proved college courses will be indicated on a contract to be developed in conjunction with the student’s school counselor and
administration. Students participating in early admit programs must provide the high school with information concerning their reg-
istration and academic progress in their college courses. Seniors who pursue early college as their course of study are still re-
quired to complete the Senior Capstone Project. It is expected that students will regularly meet with their faculty advisor through-
out the year.
Early Graduation
 A student who, for sound educational and/or vocational reasons, wishes to graduate from high school in less than the ordinary
 four year sequence may request permission to complete graduation requirements on an altered schedule. The student and his/
 her parents will consult with high school guidance personnel in order to develop an early graduation plan. Their intention to ac-
 complish this must be stated in writing to the building principal as soon as possible in order to allow time to develop an ea rly
 graduation plan. The principal shall make the final decision on whether to grant permission after consultation with the individual
 student, his/her parents and counselor. Parents and students will have an opportunity to contest the principal’s decision in a
 formal hearing with the principal and the superintendent of schools. A student who graduates early must complete all require-
 ments of the State Education Department and the Board of Education.

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   Questar III

                                       Questar III Eligibility Policy and Programs
Students who attend Questar III during their junior and senior years are out of the high school building for approximately half of the
school day, which often results in scheduling challenges. Therefore, the following items will be considered of students who wish to
attend a Career and Technical Education Program. Special circumstances such as transferring students and Alternative Learning
Placements will be reviewed by the administrative team (Principal, Assistant Principal, and Guidance).
1. Students must have passed the following courses*:
          2 years of Math                        2 years of Physical Education
          2 years of Science                     ½ credit of Health
          2 years of Global History              1 credit of Art or Music
          2 years of English                     Foreign Language requirement satisfied
          *A student who does not pass one or more classes during the school year may earn credit by passing the class(es) In summer school/online
          credit recovery, if available.

2. It is recommended that students have passed the following Regents Exams*:
          Common Core Algebra Regents
          One Science Regents
          Global History Regents
          *A student who does not pass one or more NYS Exams during the school year may retake the Exam(s) in August and/or January
3. Academic performance, attendance history and discipline records are all factors considered by Questar III to determine admission.
4. All students signing up for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) or Career Studies Program are required to complete the
      Career and Technical Education/Career Studies Parent and Student form by the deadline set by Questar III (approximately
      March 31st). Please see your school counselor for the form and specific deadlines.
     **Please note that all requests to attend Questar III should be made by March 1st. The New Visions programs have an earlier
     deadline for applications. Please contact your school counselor for details.

                                                 Questar III Program Offerings
  The following programs are available through Questar III. For complete program descriptions and prerequisites, please see your
  school counselor and refer to the Questar III website www.questar.org (Programs).
  Career & Technical Education Programs (Grades 11 & 12)                        Career & Technical Education Programs (Grade 12 Only)
  Automotive Technologies                                                       Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  Aviation                                                                      Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) & Health Careers
  Construction Technologies
                                                                                Theater Institute at Sage (TIS)
  Cosmetology
  Criminal Justice
  Culinary Arts                                                                 New Visions (Grade 12 Only):
  Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Renewable Energies            New Visions are academically challenging programs for
  Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance                                       seniors. Program information will be presented to students
  Welding/Metal Fabrication                                                     enrolled in AP US History and/or with a cumulative 90+
  Career Studies                                                                grade point average.
  Career Studies programs provide students with entry-level training in a       New Visions Medical
  technical area or trade at an alternative learning pace.
                                                                                Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
  Automotive Services
  Building Trades                                                               Scientific Research & World Health
  Career Exploration                                                            Visual & Performing Arts
  Hotel & Lodging
  Introduction to Employment
  Introduction to Food Services

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                                                                                               Career Pathways

As students work to prepare for post-high school education and 21st century careers, career exploration is an important
part of their high school experience. Whether embedded in classroom content or through specific lessons using Career
Cruising, we aim to provide students with the information they need to plan for their future.

The coming section highlights the sixteen career clusters, groupings of related jobs or industries. We have also provided
a sampling of career pathways, illustrating appropriate programs of study for students wishing to pursue a career within a
particular cluster. In addition to courses listed, we encourage students to communicate openly with their guidance
counselor about additional opportunities that may be available through resources such as distance learning, online
classroom, and Questar programs.

 In addition, students and families are encouraged to use the following links for career research:

       Career Cruising:             www.careercruising.com

       National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium:
                                     www.careertech.org/career-clusters

       US Department of Labor: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

                                              Career Clusters

   Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources                        Hospitality & Tourism
   Architecture & Construction                                  Human Services
   Arts, A/V Technology & Communications                        Information Technology
   Business Management & Administration                         Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
   Education & Training                                         Manufacturing
   Finance                                                      Marketing
   Government & Public Administration                           Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
   Health Sciences                                              Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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 Sample Career Pathways

   In addition to completing NYS graduation requirements, the following Chatham High School courses are
   recommended for students wishing to pursue a career within the clusters noted.

                                     Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster
               Sample Careers: Agricultural Engineer, Animal Breeder/Caretaker/Trainer, Arborist, Botanist, Conservation Officer,
            Dietitian, Environmental Engineer, Forester, Geologist, Heavy Equipment Operator, Meteorologist, Veterinarian Technician

                                     Department                                    High School Courses
                                                                        Through Chemistry
                                         Science                        Environmental Science
                                                                        AP Biology (dependent upon chosen pathway)

                                     Mathematics                        Through Algebra II

                                        Business                        Career Exploration & Internship Program

                            Architecture & Construction and Manufacturing Clusters
                Sample Careers: Architect, Carpenter, Mason, Construction Management, Electrician, Heating, Air Conditioning,
                   Refrigeration Technician, Heavy Equipment Operator, Land Surveyor, Landscaper, Machinist, Plumber,
                                            Real Estate Agent, Solar Energy Technician, Welder

                                    Department                                    High School Courses
                                                                       Through Geometry
                                     Mathematics                       Through Pre-Calculus (dependent upon chosen
                                                                        pathway)

                                        Science                        Physics (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                                                       Project Lead the Way courses
                                                                       Residential Construction
                                      Technology                       Energy & Power
                                                                       Transportation Systems
                                                                       Woodworking

                                                                       Through Fine Arts Workshop (portfolio may be
                                          Art                           required, dependent upon chosen pathway)

                                                                       Career Exploration & Internship Program
                                                                       Business Law
                                       Business                        Marketing
                                                                       Management & Leadership

                                                                       Construction Technologies
                                                                       Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) &
                                        Questar
                                                                        Renewable Energies
                                                                       Welding/Metal Fabrication

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                       Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Cluster
  Sample Careers: Acting Instructor, Announcer, Art/Music Therapist, Broadcast Technician, Cartoonist/Comic Illustrator,
          Computer Animator, Photographer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Recording Engineer, Writer

                            Department                                          High School Courses
                                                                 Creative Writing      Mythology
                                English                          Film History          Film & Literature
                                                                 Public Speaking
                                                                 Studio in Art          Design/Drawing & Painting
                                  Art                            Ceramics               Woodcarving
                                                                 Graphic Design         Fine Arts Workshop
                                                                 Choir                 Orchestra
                                                                 Band                  Chamber Ensemble
                                Music                            Jazz Band             Theater Production

                              Business                           Career Exploration & Internship Program
                             New Visions                         Visual & Performing Arts
                                                                 Shakespeare & Company – acting, lighting, stage crew
                                Other                            Literary Magazine Yearbook        Film Club

                    Business Management, Finance or Marketing Clusters
Sample Careers: Accountant, Advertising Executive, Event Planner, Market Research Analyst, Office Manager, Retail Buyer,
    Bank Manager, Investment Banker, Trader, Fashion Retailer, Insurance Agent, Real Estate Agent, Sports Marketer

                           Department                                          High School Courses

                               English                          Public Speaking

                                                                Through Pre-Calculus or higher
                                                                Consumer Math (elective)
                                                                Statistics
                           Mathematics                          Computer Programming

                                                                Financial Literacy/ Computer Applications
                                                                Management/Marketing
                                                                Introduction to Business
                                                                Theater Production
                              Business                          Sports Marketing
                                                                Business Law
                                                                Accounting
                                                                Career Exploration & Internship Program

                                         Education & Training Cluster
       Sample Careers: Athletic Trainer, Audiologist, Coach, Fitness Instructor, Librarian, Psychologist, Social Worker,
                                    Speech-Language Pathologist, Teacher, Translator

                        Department                                            High School Courses

                           English                          Public Speaking

                        Mathematics                         Through Algebra II, Statistics

              Languages Other than English                  Through Level III (dependent upon individual circumstances)

                       Social Studies                       Psychology, Sociology

                           Science                          Through Chemistry (dependent upon chosen pathway)

                           Questar                          Academy for Educational Careers

                            Other                           High School Helpers

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                                     Government & Public Administration Cluster
                            Sample Careers: Building Inspector, Military Service, Federal Agent, Lobbyist, Politician,
                                        Transportation Inspector, Postal Clerk, Public Policy Analyst

                                    Department                                             High School Courses

                                        English                                Public Speaking

                                     Mathematics                               Through Pre-Calculus
                                                                               Psychology
                                    Social Studies                             Sociology
                                                                               AP European History
                           Languages Other than English                        Through Level III or higher

                                                                               Career Exploration & Internship Program
                                       Business                                Business Law
                                                                               Management & Leadership
                                                                               Student Government
                                         Other                                 Model Congress

                                                     Health Sciences Cluster
               Sample Careers: Physician, Sonographer, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Genetic Counselor, Health Care Administrator,
               Nurse, Medical Transcriptionist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, Veterinarian

                                    Department                                             High School Courses
                                                                              Through Pre-Calculus or higher
                                    Mathematics                               Statistics
                                                                              Through Chemistry
                                                                              Physics (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                       Science                                AP Biology (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                                                              Anatomy & Physiology
                                    Social Studies                            Psychology

                                       Business                               Career Exploration & Internship Program
                                                                              Certified Nurse Aide Program
                                       Questar                                New Visions Medical
                                                                              New Visions Scientific Research & World Health

                                                  Hospitality & Tourism Cluster
                 Sample Careers: Chef, Event Planner, Flight Attendant, Hotel Manager, Outdoor Guide, Restaurant Manager

                                 Department                                             High School Courses

                                    English                          Public Speaking

                                                                     Management & Leadership
                                                                     Introduction to Business
                                   Business                          Theater Production
                                                                     Sports Marketing
                                                                     Career Exploration & Internship Program

                                    Questar                          Culinary Arts
                                                                     Hospitality & Lodging (dependent upon individual circumstances)

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                                              Human Services Cluster
Sample Careers: Counselor, Bioethicist, Child & Youth Worker, Cosmetologist, Criminologist, Florist, Funeral Director, Sociologist

                          Department                                                   High School Courses

                              English                               English 12 CCR

                          Mathematics                               Through Algebra II or higher

                             Science                                Chemistry (dependent upon chosen pathway)

                                                                    Psychology
                          Social Studies                            Sociology
                                                                    Career Exploration & Internship Program
                             Business
                                                                    Criminal Justice
                             Questar                                Cosmetology

                                            Information Technology Cluster
  Sample Careers: Computer Animator, Computer Hardware/Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Information Security Analyst,
   IT Project Manager, Electronic Engineering Technician, Webmaster, Web Developer, Technical Writer, Video Game Developer

                         Department                                                    High School Courses
                                                                   Through Pre-Calculus or higher
                                                                   Computer Science Principles & Programming
                                                                   Computer Programming I
                          Mathematics                              Computer Programming II
                                                                   Advanced Placement Computer Science
                                                                   Web Design
                                                                   Developing & Programming Mobile Websites
                                                                   Through Chemistry
                             Science                               Physics (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                                                   Design & Drawing for Production
                           Technology                              Principles of Engineering
                                                                   Digital Electronics
                                                                   Career Exploration & Internship Program
                             Business                              21st Century Computers
                                Art                                Graphic Design

                             Questar                               New Visions Cyber Security & Informatics

                           Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Cluster
  Sample Careers: Animal Services Worker, Attorney, Criminologist, Police Officer, Firefighter, Fire Investigator, Forensic Scientist,
                                                    Paralegal, Paramedic

                          Department                                                   High School Courses

                           Mathematics                              Through Algebra II or higher

                                                                    Through Chemistry
                              Science                               Physics (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                                                    Psychology
                          Social Studies                            Sociology
                                                                    Career Exploration & Internship Program
                             Business                               Business Law
                                                                    Management & Leadership

                                                                    Certified Nurse Aide
                              Questar                               Criminal Justice

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                            Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cluster
     Sample Careers: Engineer (Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Biomedical, etc.), Biochemist, Computer Software Developer, Forensic Scien-
                     tist, Food Scientist, Mathematician, Marine Biologist, Solar Energy Technician, Wildlife Technician

                                    Department                                          High School Courses
                                                                        Through Pre-Calculus or higher
                                                                        Computer Science Principles & Programming
                                                                        Computer Programming I
                                    Mathematics                         Computer Programming II
                                                                        Advanced Placement Computer Science
                                                                        Web Design
                                                                        Developing & Programming Mobile Websites
                                                                        Through Chemistry
                                                                        Physics
                                       Science                          AP Biology (Healthcare careers)
                                                                        Environmental Science
                                                                        Anatomy & Physiology (Healthcare careers)
                                                                        Design & Drawing for Production
                                                                        Principles of Engineering
                                     Technology                         Civil Engineering & Architecture
                                                                        Digital Electronics

                                       Business                         Career Exploration & Internship Program

                                                                        New Visions STEM at RPI
                                       Questar                          New Visions Cyber Security & Informatics

                                       Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Cluster
          Sample Careers: Air Traffic Controller, Automotive Service Technician, Commercial Driver, Heavy Equipment Operator/Technician,
                                                           Machinist, Pilot, Train Operator

                                   Department                                            High School Courses

                                                                        Through Geometry or higher (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                    Mathematics                         Through Pre-Calculus (dependent upon chosen pathway)
                                                                        Statistics (dependent upon chosen pathway)

                                       Science                          Physics (dependent upon chosen pathway)

                                     Technology                         Transportation Systems

                                                                        Career Exploration & Internship Program
                                      Business                          Management & Leadership

                                                                        Automotive Technologies
                                                                        Aviation
                                       Questar                          Construction Technologies
                                                                        Welding/Metal Fabrication

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                                                                                                       Art Department
ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY
Mrs. Christina Fahey—Academic Team Leader
Mrs. Patrice Tomaso
                                                                                                 Art Students Visit to Mass MOCA

  The following courses will be offered during the upcoming              Ceramic Arts
   school year, pending approval by the Board of Education
              and adequate student enrollment.
                                                                         One Semester Grades 10-12 1/2 Credit Level I Course
                                                                         Prerequisite: Studio in Art, Ceramics
Studio in Art                                                            Ceramic Arts is a continuation of Ceramics with a focus on more
Full Year Grades 9 -12             1 Credit      Level I Course          advanced clay work. In this class students are expected to be
                                                                         able to work more independently. Advanced clay techniques will
Studio Art is a year-long course that includes the study of art          be taught including wheelwork and various glaze techniques.
history with related projects. The course has a textbook and
requires reading and writing assignments as a mandatory
                                                                         The Art of Woodcarving
feature of the class. Studio projects include: the fundamentals
of drawing, painting, and design. A take-home photography                One Semester Grades 10-12 1/2 Credit Level I Course
project is required as the final assessment. This course is              Prerequisite: Studio in Art
intended for serious art students who will work at least one             Woodcarving is an art form that deals with the process of making
hour per week outside the classroom on mandatory directed                or carving something from wood. In this class students will learn
sketchbook assignments. This course is the prerequisite to all           various techniques to create projects such as figures in the wood
advanced art classes.                                                    (Santas or snowmen), walking sticks, relief chip carving, ani-
                                                                         mals, spoons, etc. We will be carving with chip carving knives
Ceramics                                                                 and wood gouges. We will be carving in basswood, butternut
One Semester Grades 10– 12 1/2 Credit Level I Course                     and exotic woods.
Prerequisite: Studio in Art                                              Graphic Design
This course is an introduction to clay work. Students will make          Full Year Grades 10 -12                 1 Credit      Level I Course
both functional and decorative objects through the use of hand-
building techniques (pinch, coil and slab). Instruction on the           Prerequisite: Studio in Art
potter’s wheel is offered to interested students. Pottery pieces         Graphics are all around you on TV, packaging, the internet and
will be glazed and fired by students. In class drawings of their         print media. Our world is becoming increasingly visual and
ceramic pieces are required.                                             graphics impact how information is provided. Through the use
                                                                         of Adobe Creative Suite students will be given the opportunity to
Studio in Drawing and Painting                                           create dynamic type, color, illustration and photography. The
Full Year    Grades 10-12   1 Credit                Level I Course       focus of the class will be on the design process needed to
                                                                         create digital media and print.
Prerequisite: Studio in Art
Drawing and Painting is a full year course which provides                 Fine Arts Workshop
students with the opportunities to explore their ideas through a
                                                                          Full Year Grades 12                 1 Credit        Level I Course
variety of media; acrylic paint, watercolor, oil paint sticks, pencil,
charcoal, ink, etc. Students will develop drawing and painting            Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio in Art and Drawing and
                                                                          Painting. Please see additional requirements for admittance into this
techniques through their use and practice of the varied media             class.
mentioned above. Emphasis will be on drawing and painting
                                                                          Fine Arts Workshop is a full year art class for highly motivated
from life whenever possible. Field trips will be planned to
                                                                          Seniors. This class will ensure that students are prepared to
museums and galleries. A sketchbook is required for the class.
                                                                          meet individual artistic goals after high school.

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     Business Department
 BUSINESS DEPARTMENT FACULTY                                             Theater Production & Marketing
                                                                         Full Year Grades 9 -12 1 Credit               Level I Course
 Mr. Michael Loomis
                                                                         This course provides an overview of fundamental theater and
  The following courses will be offered during the upcoming              marketing concepts and strategies relevant to promoting
   school year, pending approval by the Board of Education               artists, and creative products. Topics include play writing,
              and adequate student enrollment.                           audition strategies, stage and lighting design and manage-
                                                                         ment, market research, audience development, advertising,
Financial Literacy                                                       and public relations. This course would utilize real world
One Semester Grades 9 -12 1/2 Credit Level I Course                      examples and skills with project-bases learning being a key
The Financial Literacy course will educate students about sound          component of the class. Students will be immersed in
money management skills and the financial planning process.              applying learned concepts In projects and promotional
Students will evaluate spending habits, create a spending plan (or       activities that directly relate to events happening in our
budget), and discover ways to save up for larger purchases               building and community. This course fulfills either a Music or
instead of going into debt. Overall, five foundations are covered:       Business credit.
(1) build $500 in an emergency fund, (2) get out of debt, (3) pay        Computer Applications
cash for a vehicle, (4) limit student loans as much as possible,
                                                                         One Semester Grades 9-12 1/2 Credit Level I Course
and (5) build wealth. Students will know the cost of credit, how
                                                                         This course offers multiple learning opportunities in computer
credit scores work, how to reduce the chances of identity theft,
                                                                         technology. Proper keyboarding techniques and typing speed
and what to do if they are a victim.
                                                                         are a large focus, while learning basic vocabulary of
Introduction to Business                                                 information technology. Students explore the Microsoft Office
                                                                         Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) with a multitude of hands-on
One Semester Grades 9 -12 1/2 Credit Level I Course                      applications and projects. Colleges and workplaces continue to
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about        use Microsoft Office, so it is important to be acquainted with
the features of our economy and learn how “business” is all about        these applications! Students apply their knowledge of Google
working (for a company or yourself), and how that company                applications in various projects including website development,
operates and makes money. Career topics include possibilities,           form creation, presentations, and more! College credit can be
planning, college decision making, and vocational jobs. Business         earned by completing this course through an agreement with
subjects include taxes, employee benefits and insurance.                 Columbia Greene Community College. College enrolled
Students are exposed public speaking with culminates with a 5-           students will focus on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
                                                                         Access.
minute demonstrative speech. This course is required in a Career
and Technical Education (CTE) sequence for those students wish-          Principles of Accounting
ing to substitute the additional two credits of foreign language
required for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Distinction. .
                                                                         Full Year Grades 11 -12 1 Credit Level I Course
                                                                         Students taking this course will be introduced to general
Sports Marketing                                                         concepts and basic principles of financial accounting. Applica-
One Semester Grades 9-12 1/2 Credit Level I Course                       tions include the accounting cycle, internal control, reporting the
This course will take students into the multi-billion dollar industry:   results of operations, and financial position. Emphasis is on
sports. The basic functions of marketing will be applied in various      analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial
projects and activities, some relating to actual school athletic         information. Upon completion, students should be able to
events. Marketing concepts in the marketing mix are highlighted,         prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial
which are product, place, price, and distribution (place). Promo-        information in decision-making, and address ethical
tion mix concepts include advertising, public relations, personal        considerations. Students who may major in business in college,
selling, and sales promotions. The many various career paths in          want to someday own or manage a business, or those who
the sports marketing industry will be discovered as well. Students       have an interest in money and finance should take this course.
who enjoy sports, business, marketing, or like project-based             College credit can be earned by completing this course through
activities should take this course.                                      an agreement with Columbia Greene Community College
                                                                         (AC101).

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                                                                          Career Exploration and Internship Program (CEIP)
Management & Leadership                                                   One Semester or Full Year
One Semester Grades 11-12 1/2 Credit Level I Course                       Grade 12         1/2 or 1 Credit     Level I Course

Management functions and leadership traits are investigated               This program provides students with the opportunity to obtain
and applied utilizing projects, discussions, activities, and learn-       awareness of occupations through an unpaid community
ing from a variety guest speakers who are leaders in our                  internship.    Students will gain an understanding of the
community. Collaborative activities allow students to apply               importance of a positive work ethic, timeliness and good study
                                                                          habits. Students who successfully meet entrance requirements
leadership skills of teamwork, communication, delegation,
                                                                          including an interview by the CEIP committee (or work-based
problem solving, and professionalism. Multiple students have
                                                                          learning coordinator) will be placed in a work environment related
referred to projects in this class when asked in interviews about
                                                                          to their interests. The internship may take place outside the
times they had to work with a team to accomplish a task! If you
                                                                          school day and/or on weekends. In addition to the internship,
want to improve leadership skills, how to work better with                there will be a mandatory classroom component. Students
others, or someday own or manage a business, you should take              must provide their own transportation to and from their
this class!                                                               internship location.         Those students looking for an
                                                                          internship within the education field can be placed within
Business Law                                                              the school district.        Interested students must notify their
                                                                          Guidance Counselor by April 30th.
Full Year Grades 11 -12              1 Credit       Level I Course

 Business Law concepts relate how transactions are performed
 between businesses and between businesses and consumers.                       Future Business Department Offerings
 Contract law and sales law are large components of the course.
 Personal injury law and criminal law are touched on, as well as                             (not offered in 2020-2021)
 forms of business ownership. Business ethics and types/sources
 of law are analyzed. Hands-on projects include a mock trial and           E-Commerce
 mock union negotiation. A field trip to a real life trial in Hudson is    One Semester Grades 9 -12 1/2 Credit Level I Course
 typical, if approved. Students who will be pursuing a major in
                                                                           This course teaches students fundamental business concepts
 business, any area of law, or may go into sales are strongly
 encouraged to take this course. College credit can be earned by           that apply to the world of E-Commerce. Students will learn what
 completing this course through an agreement with Columbia                 it takes to set up and operate an E-commerce (Internet)
 Greene Community College.                                                 business. They will develop their own web page concentrating
                                                                           on what needs to be included to be a successful business.
                                                                           Topics include terminology, business pre-e-commerce, current
                                                                           and future trends, marketing, advertising, and e-tailing. A
                                                                           review and analysis of e-business successes and failures will
                                                                           be included. College credit can be earned by completing this
                                                                           course through an agreement with Columbia Greene
                                                                           Community College (BU130).

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     English Department
 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY
 Mr. Jeffery Artist
 Mrs. Meghan Connelly– Academic Team Leader
 Ms. Elizabeth Decker
 Mrs. Lauren Montgomery
 Ms. Jessica Samplaski
                                                                               Fall Festival of Shakespeare

 The following courses will be offered during the upcoming
  school year, pending approval by the Board of Education
             and adequate student enrollment.                         Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) English 10
English 9                                                             Full Year Grade 10    1 Credit    Level II Course
Full Year       Grade 9           1 Credit         Level I Course     10th grade students wishing to undertake a more rigorous
English 9 focuses on Common Core Learning Standards:                  course of study may opt for the Pre-AP section. A summer
Reading (Literature, and Informational Text), Writing, Speaking       literacy project is required.
& Listening, and Language. Vocabulary is studied as part of           See Entrance / Continuance Requirements at the end of this section
supporting student literacy throughout this course. Students
complete assessments including: Common Core-Style
Examinations, written responses (expository, narrative, and          English 11
argument), at least one significant research paper (MLA style)
                                                                     Full Year Grade 11                       1 Credit   Level I Course
with presentation component, creative pieces, and various
responses that prepare students for the Regents Examination          English 11 focuses on Common Core Learning Standards:
in English Language Arts (Common Core).                              Reading (Literature, and Informational Text), Writing, Speaking
                                                                     & Listening, and Language.      Vocabulary is studied as part of
Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) English 9                            supporting student literacy throughout this course. Students
Full Year Grade 9    1 Credit    Level II Course                     complete assessments including: Common Core-Style
                                                                     Examinations, written responses (expository, narrative, and
9th grade students wishing to undertake a more rigorous course
                                                                     argument), at least one significant research paper (MLA style)
of study may opt for the Pre-AP section. A summer literacy
                                                                     with presentation component, creative pieces, and various
project is required.
                                                                     responses that prepare students for the Regents Examination in
See Entrance / Continuance Requirements at the end of this section   English Language Arts (Common Core). English 11 culmi-
                                                                     nates in the taking of the Regents Examination in English
ENGLISH 10                                                           Language Arts (Common Core).
Full Year  Grade 10               1 Credit      Level I Course
English 10 focuses on Common Core Learning Standards:                Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) English 11
Reading (Literature, and Informational Text), Writing, Speaking
                                                                     Full Year  Grade 11   1 Credit Level II Course
& Listening, and Language. Vocabulary is studied as part of
supporting student literacy throughout this course. Students         11th grade students wishing to undertake a more rigorous course
complete assessments including: Common Core-Style                    of study may opt for the Pre-AP section. A summer literacy
                                                                     project is required.
Examinations, written responses (expository, narrative, and
argument), at least one significant research paper (MLA style)       See Entrance / Continuance Requirements at the end of this section
with presentation component, creative pieces, and various
responses that prepare students for the Regents Examination
in English Language Arts (Common Core).

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