Tuttle High School Course Description Guide Enrollment, College, and Career Information 2020-2021 - Amazon S3

 
Tuttle High School Course Description Guide Enrollment, College, and Career Information 2020-2021 - Amazon S3
Tuttle High School
        Course Description Guide
Enrollment, College, and Career Information
                2020-2021

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Tuttle High School Course Description Guide Enrollment, College, and Career Information 2020-2021 - Amazon S3
Table of Contents
Planning for High School
      Course Planning Guide                          3
      Course Selection                               4
      Graduation Credit Check                        5
Course Descriptions                                  6
      Agriculture                                    6
      Business and Computer Sciences                 8
      Competitive Athletics                          10
      Family and Consumer Sciences                   11
      Fine/Performing Arts                           12
      General Electives                              13
      English                                        18
      Mathematics                                    20
      Science                                        23
      Social Studies                                 25
      Courses at Canadian Valley Technology Center   27
College and Career Guide
      Build Your Individual Career & Academic Plan   29
      OKCollegeStart.org                             29
      OKCareerGuide.org                              29
      OKPromise                                      30
      OCAP                                           30
      UCanGo2 Checklists                             31

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Course Planning Guide
Scheduling Process
       This guidebook is a synopsis of the courses to be offered during the 2020-2021 school
year and is designed to aid students and their parents in the selection of courses for pre-
enrollment. It includes required and elective courses and activities for grades 9-12. To be
offered, each course must have a specified number of pre-enrolled students. Courses listed in this
booklet which do not attract enough students during registration will not be offered.
Planning Process
        Please review the high school graduation requirements. Meeting these requirements is the
responsibility of the student and parent. The school’s staff can and will give advice about the
courses that are offered, but ultimately success in high school rests upon the shoulders of each
student.
        High school counselors and teachers are your greatest source of information when
making course selections for the coming year. We recommend that students and parents work
with the faculty and staff to plan the courses to be taken for the entire four years of high school,
not simply those to be taken during the coming school year. Things to consider when completing
a four-year plan of study are high school graduation requirements, prior successes and failures,
special interests and aptitudes, college entrance requirements, and other career plans.
Valedictorian
         Only courses taken during the student’s ninth grade year and beyond will count
towards class rank. Any courses taken prior to entering high school will be transcripted and
credit issued toward graduation; however, those courses will not be calculated into class rank.
Courses brought in from another school district will be calculated based on Tuttle High
School’s course weight. (Example: AP Algebra I would receive a 4.0 credit, not 5.0).
Students must not receive less than 4.5 credits per semester in grades 9-11 and the first
semester of grade 12. A student enrolled in concurrent enrollment as part of their course
schedule must submit an official letter grade to be recorded on the high school transcript. If
the student drops the class it will be recorded as “No Credit”. The student must complete at
least 4 weighted courses. The student will receive no grade lower than a “B” posted on
transcript. Student must have a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher at the end of the
third block of his/her senior year. Any student who scores a 27 on the ACT or 1220 combined
reading and mathematics on the SAT on a national test date (student must qualify no later
than the February national test date of student’s senior year) and meets the current criteria
with the exclusion of the highest GPA will be awarded the honor of Valedictorian. This
proposal has the potential to award more than one Valedictorian; if no one scores a 27 on the
ACT or 1220 on the SAT the student with the next highest score would be recognized. (The
potential here is that the student with the highest GPA would not be recognized as
Valedictorian).

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Course Selection
       Course selection should be a firm decision, thoughtfully made by the student after careful
consultation with parents, teachers, and counselors. Considerations should be:
       1. Graduation requirements, both total credits and specific courses
       2. Prior successes and failures
       3. Special interests and aptitudes
       4. College entrance requirements and other career plans
       Staffing, scheduling, building use, and budgetary decisions are based upon student pre-
enrollment. Therefore, student requests for schedule changes sometimes cannot be granted. From
the beginning of the scheduling process in February until the end of May, students are provided
ample opportunities to take an active part in the development of their schedules. Any requests for
schedule changes after the last day of school will be granted only in unusual situations and with
administrative approval. No change will be possible after the last day of school. Schedule change
requests may only be made through the first full week of school for the following reasons:
       1. To make up failures
       2. Computer error
       3. Outside credit earned
       4. Misplacement due to lack of recommended courses (pre-requisites)
All students are required to attend an entire school day. Exceptions are career tech enrollment,
concurrent enrollment, mentorships, internships, and work study.
All students must complete eight (8) full terms of high school. Exceptions must be approved by
the high school principal and superintendent.
Online courses taken for credit through EdGenuity must be pre-approved by the high school
principal prior to enrollment.

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GRADUATION/CREDIT WORKSHEET
               Name:                                                   Ok Promise _________
             Grade Level                                               Core ___ Military ____
                Date:                                                  NCAA/NAIA ________
                                                                        CVCT ___ Program:
ENGLISH: (4 units)
English I                                                              English III
English II                                                             English IV/Comp I & 2

LAB SCIENCE: (3 units - must be a district certified lab science)
Biology                                                                Physical Science (lab)
Other                                                                  Other

MATH: (3 units)
Algebra I                                                              Geometry
Algebra II                                                             Other
Other                                                                  Other

HISTORY AND CITIZENSHIP SKILLS: (3 units - 1 unit must be American/U.S. History)
US History                                                   World History
Oklahoma History                                             Other
Government/Civics                                            Other

NON-ENGLISH LANG: (2 units of the SAME lang.) or Computer Tech. (2 units not including keybdg or typing)
Spanish I                                                     Comp Apps I
Spanish II                                                    Comp Apps II

ADDITIONAL COURSE: (1 unit of the subjects listed above)

                                                                       Personal Financial Lit.

FINE ARTS OR SPEECH:                                                   Keystone
(1 unit of music or art)                                               Capstone

Other Credits to Total 35 (28 at Alt. Ed)

ACT Score:                                                   17-unit OHLAP Core GPA (must be 2.50 or above)
CPR Taken                                                    Science and History Assessments Taken
                                                             Overall GPA (transcript) (must be a 2.50 or above)

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Course Descriptions
Agriculture
Intro to Agriscience I
Prerequisite: n/a                                                   Grade Level: 9-12
Introduction to AgriScience is a one-credit, foundational course offered beginning at the ninth grade level.
Course content emphasizes science-based approaches to the agricultural industry, natural resources,
animal science, plant/horticulture and soil science, agricultural safety, agribusiness and economic
principles, careers, and agricultural mechanics. Supervised experience and FFA are included in the
course. Students would typically complete this course before enrolling in courses in the career pathways.

Agriscience II
Prerequisite: Agriscience I                                   Grade Level: 9-12
Agriscience Principles and Applications, also known as Ag II, serves as the bridge between
Introduction to Agriscience and skill specific courses. This course is not a part of the career
pathways, but can still be offered as a course to introduce students to the content that teaches the
principles and applications relating to agriculture. These concepts can lead to the success in a
Career Development Event. A student can specialize in five areas: Animal Science, Plant and
Soil Science, Food Science, Ag Power and Technology, and Agricultural Communications and
Leadership.

Agriculture Communications
Prerequisite: Agriscience I                                         Grade Level: 9-12
This is a one credit course that introduces the broad field of agricultural communications and provides for
the development of knowledge and skill in specific areas related to communications theory and practice.
Content includes the meaning and process of communication, the role and history of print and electronic
media, legal aspects of agricultural communications, news and feature writing in agriculture, news
photography, layout and design, and ethics in agricultural communications. Content may also include
web design and broadcast journalism in agriculture. Students will be encouraged to begin developing a
portfolio in an area of interest such as print media, electronic media, or public relations. FFA and
supervised experience will be included as appropriate.

Agribusiness and Management
Prerequisite: Agriscience I                                      Grade Level: 9-12
Introduction to Agribusiness and Management, a one-credit course, is the first course in the Agribusiness
and Management Pathway and is for students with interests in managing and operating agricultural
businesses. Major topics include the nature and importance of agribusiness and agricultural industry; the
meaning and role of management; economic systems and ways of doing business; the meaning and
nature of entrepreneurship; obtaining and using resources; risk management; starting an agribusiness;
developing a business plan; complying with legal regulations; records and financial analysis; personal
development; careers and employability skills; FFA; and supervised experience.

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Horticulture
Prerequisite: Agriscience I                                          Grade Level: 9-12
Introduction to Horticulture is a one-credit course that is offered as the first course in the pathway in
schools with a horticultural emphasis. It is for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills related
to ornamental horticulture, including floristry, landscaping, turf, and greenhouse production. Content
includes species and importance of horticultural plants, plant safety, plants as living organisms, sexual and
asexual reproduction, plant growth, and cultural practices, including the use of greenhouses and other
growing structures. Disease and pest management, plant nutrition, and growth regulation are included.
FFA and supervised experience are included as appropriate.

Agriculture Power and Machinery I
Prerequisite: Agriscience I                                        Grade Level: 9-12
This is a one-credit course to develop knowledge and skill in the fundamentals of agricultural mechanics
and power equipment. Physical science and mathematics principles will be integrated throughout the
course. Major areas of content include the meaning and importance of agricultural mechanics and power;
personal and employability safety; identifying, using, and maintaining common hand and power tools;
planning and organizing facilities and shops; using measuring devices; selecting and using wood and
metal materials; using fasteners and hardware; preparing and using simple project plans; metal
fabrication; and machinery and engines. FFA and supervised experience will also be included as
appropriate.

Advanced Agriculture Power and Machinery
Prerequisite: Agriscience I & Ag PowerI                                     Grade Level: 10-12
This is a one-credit course that builds upon the Introduction to Agricultural Power course. It is for
students who wish to develop knowledge and skill in tractors, implements, engines, and related
technologies. Major content includes meaning and use of agricultural power; personal and occupational
safety; kinds, uses, and maintenance of agricultural tractors; kinds and uses of crop production equipment
(including tillage, planting, application, and harvesting equipment); internal combustion engine principles
and maintenance, including those using gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels; tractor power trains;
electronics, including sensors, controllers, and onboard computers; and electric motors. FFA and
supervised experience will also be included as appropriate.

Intro to Animal Science
Prerequisite: Agriscience I                                       Grade Level: 9-12
The Introduction to Animal Science course is a one-unit course structured to provide a sound foundation
for advanced courses. The course is designed for students interested in learning the fundamentals of
science-based animal agriculture. The content includes the importance and scope of agricultural animals,
taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, health and disease management, facilities and
equipment, and production practices of popular species. Evaluation, fitting, showing, and marketing are
included. Animal ethics and safety are also included. FFA and supervised experience are integral in the
course, as appropriate.

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Business and Computer Sciences
Accounting
Prerequisite:                                                Grade Level: 10-12
This course introduces basic fundamentals for keeping financial records for a business. Students
will also learn how to complete financial statements for a corporation. Upon completion,
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of accounting principles and apply
those skills to an organization. This is a one block course.

Business/Personal Law
Prerequisite:                                                 Grade Level: 10-12
This course focuses on the study of various aspects of business and personal law. Topics covered
include family law (marriage, divorce, wills, employment), consumer law (auto/home purchases,
insurance, warranties), civil law (crimes and torts), and business law (contracts and banking).
This is a one block course.

Computer Applications I
Prerequisite:                                                Grade Level: 9-10
This course will help students learn essential computer applications and internet technology
skills for personal, academic, and professional success. Students will effectively use both the
current Windows operating system and Google platforms. Students will also develop and refine
keyboarding skills on computers for speed and accuracy.

Computer Applications II
Prerequisite: Comp Apps I                                  Grade Level: 9-11
This course provides students a hands-on experience with computer software applications. In
depth applications through both MicroSoft Office and Google platforms are explored including
word processing (Word/Docs), database programs (Access), spreadsheets (Excel/Sheets), and
presentations (PowerPoint/Slides). Assignments are project based practical applications.

Computer Programming
Prerequisite: Comp Apps I & II                             Grade Level: 10-12
This course teaches fundamental concepts and terminology of computer programming. Students
will develop skills in designing and writing simple computer programs. The course requires no
programming background. This is a problem-solving intensive course. Students will be required
to design, code, and document original programs using Visual Basic language.

Graphic Design
Prerequisite: Comp Apps I                                    Grade Level: 9 - 10
Graphic Design is a foundation course where students will be introduced to the basic design
principles and will learn to become visually aware and able to articulate these principles into
their future works. Students will also learn methods and practices for developing critical
problem-solving skills enabling them to manage complex projects. Students will be using the
world’s BEST creative apps, the Adobe Creative Cloud. Students will get an introduction into
the following applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & Adobe Spark.

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Multimedia
Prerequisite: Graphic Design                                Grade Level: 10-12
Multimedia is a woven combination of digitally manipulated text, photos, graphic art, sound
animation and video elements. Students will capture and edit video and create motion graphics
using the world’s BEST creative apps, the Adobe Creative Cloud. Students will get an
introduction into the following applications: Premiere Pro, After Effects, & Audition.

Yearbook
Prerequisite: Graphic Design                                 Grade Level: 10-11
This course is a two-semester commitment and requires admittance by the yearbook
advisor/teacher. Students must apply for staff positions each year, and school attendance, grades,
and two recommendations from other teachers will also be considered for admittance. Students
will get hands-on experience in desktop publishing, journalistic writing, photography, design,
advertising, sales, budget, and time management. This course uses the Adobe Creative Cloud
applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign) to create two yearbooks:
ECC/Elementary/Intermediate & Middle School.

Advanced Yearbook
Prerequisite: Yearbook                                       Grade Level: 11-12
This course is a two semester commitment and requires admittance by the yearbook
adviser/teacher. Students must apply for staff positions each year, and school attendance, grades,
and two recommendations from other teachers will also be considered for admittance. Students
will get hands-on experience in desktop publishing, journalistic writing, photography, design,
advertising, sales, budget, and time management. This course uses the Adobe Creative Cloud
applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, & InDesign) to create the high school yearbook.

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Competitive Athletics

Football, Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball,
Track, Golf
A student may earn only 2 credits toward the 23 Oklahoma state graduation requirements in
athletics; however, as many as eight credits in athletics can count toward the Tuttle graduation
minimum. Sophomores and above must have a coach’s signature indicating approval to enroll in
athletics. Students must participate in team competition, including all practice sessions and
games, matches, meets, etc or work in the capacity of team trainer, bookkeeper, etc.

Cheerleading
Cheerleading counts as an athletic credit. There are currently two squads consisting of freshmen
and varsity. You must be a member of the Tuttle Cheerleading Squad in order to enroll in the
Cheerleading class. You will be required to participate in competitions and attend activities
including football and basketball games and wrestling matches.

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Family and Consumer Sciences

Intro to Culinary Basic Skills
Prerequisite: FACS Basic                                      Grade Level: 10-12
This introductory course is for students interested in pursuing a career in the food service
industry. Emphasis is placed on the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and
controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. This course will provide
insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant, food production skills, various levels of
industry management, and hospitality skills. Student leadership through FCCLA is an integral
part of this course. This course is a classroom and laboratory-based course.

Culinary Skills
Prerequisite: Intro to Culinary                                Grade Level: 10-12
This course is an introduction to the history of food service and kitchen fundamentals such as
safety, sanitation, kitchen equipment and kitchen basics. Nutrition as it relates to food
preparation is also covered. The ServSafe certification by National Restaurant Association may
be taught/obtained during this course. Students learn preparation and quantity food production
skills in breakfast foods, sandwiches, salads, garnishes, fruits, vegetables, potatoes and grains.
Students will learn proper terminology and use of equipment applicable to the preparation of
these foods. The importance of teamwork in the food service environment is also emphasized.
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Basic
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 9-12
This course is designed to provide students with basic information and skills needed to function
effectively within the family and a changing, complex society. Emphasis is given to the
development of competencies related to relationships, communication and conflict resolution,
caring for children, designing personal space, basic sewing skills, clothing selection and care,
promoting good health and nutrition, food selection and preparation, and career exploration.
Upon completion of this course, the student will have developed basic life skills that promote a
positive influence on the quality of life. Student leadership through Family, Career and
Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of this course.
Human Growth & Development
Prerequisite: FACS Basic                                      Grade Level: 9-12
In this course, students examine human development across the lifespan. From newborn to older
adulthood, people continue to develop and change physically, cognitively, socially, and
emotionally. Family trends, cultural diversity, health, and safety are included. Student leadership
through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of this
course.
Interpersonal Studies
Prerequisite: FACS Basic                                      Grade Level: 10-12
This course examines how relationships between individuals and among family members
significantly affect the quality of life. Students use knowledge and skills in family studies and
human development to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote
wellness of family members, manage multiple adult roles, and pursue careers. Student leadership
through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral part of this
course.

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Fine/Performing Arts
Art I
Prerequisite:                                               Grade Level: 9-12
The areas of concentration covered in Art I include: drawing, painting, printing, ceramics, art
history, and color theory. Students will be provided experiences with various media such as
pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, markers, tempera paints, watercolors, clay, and wire.

Advanced Art
Prerequisite: Art I                                         Grade Level: 10-12
Advanced art is in in-depth continuation of previous art courses. It is a course recommended for
students who have shown aptitude or interest in continuing their art education at a higher level.

Band
Prerequisite: MS Band or Prep Band                           Grade Level: 9-12
The Tuttle Band meets during the school day during first period. This is a performing group and
extra rehearsals are called as needed. The core of the instrumental program is the Varsity Wind
Ensemble and the Symphonic Band. From these ensembles, groups such as the marching band,
and various chamber groups for contest are derived. Various performances are required as part of
being a member of this class. Required performance dates are stated and provided to students and
parents on the first day of class.

Honor Band
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval                             Grade Level: 9-12
Honor Band Class meets during the Fall Semester only. Students in this class prepare audition
music and solos for various Honor Band and All-State auditions during guided practice time
within the class. Music Theory as well as sight reading technique is taught weekly as part of
group studies. It is a requirement that each student enrolled in Honor Band class audition for one
extracurricular All-State or Honor Band.

Jazz Band
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval or one semester of Band            Grade Level: 9-12
Jazz Band is a performing ensemble dedicated to playing and learning about Jazz, Pop, Rock,
Swing, Bossa, and Funk styles of music. Along with playing and learning standard repertoire,
this group will also be introduced to the history, style and performers of the different genres.This
ensemble will rehearse every day throughout the Spring Semester. If additional rehearsals are
needed, they will be scheduled and you will be notified in advance. In order to receive a
balanced music education, it is required that all Jazz Band students be enrolled in at least 1
semester of concert Band as well. The Jazz Band will perform at the Spring Concert along with
select extra-curricular performances (State Contest, SWOSU Jazz Fest, etc.)

Vocal Music (Choir)
Prerequisite:                                                Grade Level: 9-12
Vocal Music/Choir is a vocal performance based group. Proper vocal techniques, music theory,
sight singing (reading music) and vocal ensemble performance will be emphasized. Some
rehearsals outside of class time will be necessary and attendance at all performances is required.
There will be opportunities for competition both as a group and individually.

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General Electives
ACT Preparation
Prerequisite: Algebra I & Geometry                                   Grade Level: 10-12
Students spend a total of 9 weeks each with a math/science teacher and an English teacher in
preparation for the ACT Test. Content includes strategies for taking the test, practice on grammar
skills, reading comprehension skills, vocabulary building, science reasoning, and mathematical
concepts. A pre-test and a post-test will be given in each content area. Students will do daily
lessons and some homework is required.

Capstone
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 12
Required of all seniors beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. This course is a one block
course paired with US Government. Students taking concurrent US Government will still be
required to take Senior Capstone. This course will increase preparation for life beyond high
school and student motivation/engagement during their senior year. Students will focus on
personal interests, professional aspirations, future planning, goal setting, postsecondary
decisions, career exploration, self-confidence and self-perception. This class will promote a
positive and realistic outlook for students as they move to the next stage of young adulthood.

Career Exploration
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 10-12
This class provides an in depth look at different careers while using various websites for students
to develop an understanding of the skills and education needed to be effective in their career
field. Community stakeholders are a key part of this class by providing the students with an
understanding of different career fields. In this class, students will create a resume, cover letter,
and participate in mock interviews.

Comics as Literature
Prerequisite: n/a                                           Grade Level: 9-12
Are comic books for kids? Not anymore. This is a 1-block class. We will study comics/graphic
novels as literature. Students will read and study Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud and
use what they learn to analyze comic books and graphic novels and present what they have
learned. Additionally, students will purchase a comic book and present a final project that will
incorporate all that they have learned from Understanding Comics.

Economics
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 9-12
This course is designed to help students understand their money behavior, make and stick to a
budget, and learn to cash-flow their spending. Students also learn about their opportunity costs,
the marketplace, credit, finances, and fiscal responsibilities while understanding that a
fluctuating economy means they must also fluctuate their spending.

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Film
Prerequisite:                                                 Grade Level: 9-12
Students will study the beginning of film and other significant events in film. Students will
interpret and analyze elements of film including filmmakers’ use of motif, symbolism, mood,
tone, theme, metaphor, and analogy. Students will discuss and write about plot development
(linear and nonlinear), characterization, and cause and effect relationships. Students will acquire
vocabulary for film making or the language of film. Students will develop a script and produce a
short film demonstrating camera and editing techniques. Students will study historically
significant films and study films as belonging to a genre or type of film.

Geography
Prerequisite:                                                 Grade Level: 9-12
This class is an elective with emphasis on placement of countries and their connections with one
another. Students will also learn of the world’s peoples, places, and environments, with a focus
on world regions. Particular emphasis is placed on students’ understanding and applying
geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives.

Health
Prerequisite:                                                   Grade Level: 9-12
Health will be studied scientifically and physically using both the classroom and athletic
facilities. Diseases, safety, first aid, the environment, public health, the human body, nutrition,
the importance of keeping fit, and how to plan a lifelong fitness program will be the major units
in this course.

Internship I & II
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 11-12
This course is designed to give juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore real world settings
of a career interest. Partnerships with local businesses will allow students to gain valuable
experience in a field of interest by working alongside a community member in that profession to
determine if that is a career they wish to pursue beyond high school. Internship experiences will
include soft skills needed for professional settings, journaling of experiences, and regular
attendance. The teacher of record will coordinate with the business on attendance and
performance. There are graded portions of this course through attendance, journals, some
assignments, and business feedback.

Introduction to Sports Medicine
Prerequisite: Bio I                                           Grade Level: 9-12
The Introduction to Sports Medicine course is designed for students who are interested in fields
such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, nursing, fitness, exercise physiology,
kinesiology, nutrition, EMT, and other sports medicine related fields. It is offered as a classroom
and lab course to provide students with an avenue to explore these fields of study. The course
includes class work and hands on application as well as projects that include the designing of an
Athletic Training room and medical career presentations.

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Keystone
Prerequisite:                                                Grade Level: 9
Required for all Freshmen. This is a one block course that will be paired with OK History.
Students will be introduced to principles of leadership, study skills, test-taking skills, decision
making skills, resume writing, time management, career investigation, post-secondary
opportunities, goal-setting, character education, and community service. This class will help
students successfully navigate their high school career.

Mentorship
Prerequisite:                                                Grade Level: 12
Students receive credit for being an aide/mentor in a school office or classroom in the district.
Students can enroll in mentorship only if they are on track for graduation. Goals for the student
enrolled are to strengthen self-concept; to provide a valuable service to the community; to
interact with others; and to assume a responsible position. Must be approved by the building
principal.

Music Media
Prerequisite:                                                   Grade Level: 9-12
This is a 1-block class. We will study the Music Media industry and the various types of music
that people listen to today. We will listen to, discuss, and critique music and learn as much as
possible about music from the 1950s to the present. The goal is for each student to create a music
magazine focusing on whatever type of music that interests them.

Mythology
Prerequisite:                                               Grade Level: 9-12
Mythology focuses primarily on Greek and Roman myths; however, some emphasis is placed on
world mythology. The content of this class demonstrates that although the myths are centuries
old, their underlying messages still apply in contemporary society.

Personal Financial Literacy
Prerequisite:                                                 Grade Level: 12
This class is to inform students of the basic skills and knowledge needed to be effectively
manage personal finance. This course is designed to help students build a foundational
understanding of personal finances so that they may make better personal financial decisions.
Topics include: earning an income, understanding state and federal taxes, banking and financial
services, balancing a checkbook, savings and investing, planning for retirement, understanding
loans, understanding interest and credit card debt, rights and responsibilities of renting or buying
a house, insurance, understanding financial impact of gambling, bankruptcy, and charitable
giving. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, this course will be embedded into the Capstone
course. For seniors who have not yet taken PFL as a class, this will alleviate the need for an
entire course to meet the 14 mandated modules for Personal Financial Literacy.

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Political Science
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 9-12
The course will focus on the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute United
States politics. Students will gain an analytical perspective on government and politics in the
United States both by studying the general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and by
analyzing specific examples. Modern political issues are rarely one-sided and the examination of
multiple viewpoints enhances understanding and critical thinking. The incorporation of the
history surrounding current political issues also promotes deeper understanding of the reasons
why people hold particular views.

Spanish I
Prerequisite: n/a                                              Grade Level: 9-12
Students will acquire the ability to discuss weather, tell time, describe what they and others like
to do, describe classroom objects, discuss meal times and where they like to go. The students
will read a level one novel in Spanish that integrates all the new grammar and vocab that they
have learned. Students will also learn about Spanish culture, memorize the pledge of allegiance
and enjoy a couple of fiestas. Students are expected to actively participate in classroom activities
that reinforce speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. At the end of the semester, students
will be able to speak and write about their immediate environments.

Spanish II
Prerequisite: Span I                                           Grade Level: 9-12
This course is an expansion on Spanish I. It will focus on increased communicative proficiency.
We will review what we acquired from Spanish I and continue with learning about families,
friends, fiestas, going to restaurants, their houses, shopping, vacations and helping in our
communities. Students will be expected to read, write, listen and speak in class. Students will
memorize a poem, have fiestas and learn about Spanish culture. Students will read a level two
Spanish novel. By the end of the semester, students will be able to speak not only in the present
but the past tense about their environment.

Spanish III (5pt)
Prerequisite: Span II                                                  Grade Level: 10-12
This course offers students the ability to refine their proficiency with reading, listening, writing,
and speaking skills they have acquired from the previous classes. We will review the topics we
have acquired from the first two class and expand with vocab, grammar and skills about what
they like to do after school, daily routines, what they did in the past, natural disasters, going to
the hospital in case of an accident and Hispanic celebrations. Students will not only be able to
read, speak, listen and write in the present and past but also use the imperfect tense, progressive
tenses and give commands. Students will read a more challenging level three Spanish novel.

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Spanish IV (5 pt)
Prerequisite: Span III                                        Grade Level: 10-12
Students will develop more sophisticated communication skills in reading, writing, listening and
speaking. Students will be using more complex language structures to express abstract ideas.
Students will start each day reading news about current events in the target language. We will
work through the many tenses that they have yet to be introduced. Themes for this semester will
be what we watch on TV and at the movies, cooking, camping, traveling, professions and what
we want for the future. Students will read a level four Spanish novel and be able to discuss and
write about it. Students will be expected to participate in conversations, research and voluntary
free reading days.

Student Council/Leadership
Prerequisite:                                                   Grade Level: 9-12
This class is for students currently serving as members of the local chapter of the Tuttle High
School Student Council (STUCO). Activities will include team-building exercises, leadership,
and responsibility expectations, organizational methods for school activities, advertising and
promotion of activities, individual and committee coordination of activities, and evaluation of
activities. Community and school service-related projects include: new-student orientation,
school spirit-building activities, fundraising efforts, food drives, homecoming events, Tuttle Idol
and Spring Fling activities, Drug Awareness Week, etc.

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English
English I
Prerequisite: n/a                                              Grade Level: 9
The focus of literature will extend to reading short stories, poetry, a Shakespearean Drama, and
an on grade level novel; students will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret,
evaluate, and appreciate texts. The application of literary terms and new vocabulary words will
be studied. The instructor will use various technological ways to assimilate information to
students. Students will also learn how to effectively use MLA format and construct a five
paragraph essay.

Honors English I
Prerequisite: n/a                                             Grade Level: 9
This course is for the student who has demonstrated competency in reading and writing. The
course includes a survey of literature in several forms with an emphasis on fiction, the short
story, poetry, drama, and the novel. Students will write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Writing about literature will be a major focus as well as an introduction to research in MLA
style. Students will be expected to construct a five paragraph essay using MLA Format and in-
text citations. Students are expected to be able to work in groups and independently. Completing
a summer reading list will be a requirement for all Honors English students at Tuttle High
School.

English II
Prerequisite: English I                                                Grade Level: 10
English II students will develop critical reading and writing skills. Students will study various
genres of literature and analyze the reading selections for various literary elements. Students
will read for literal understanding and will analyze and interpret details. Students will develop
research skills focusing on MLA documentation. Students will analyze passages of text for
author’s tone, style, and voice. Students will compose a variety of writing assignments which
include reflection, literary analysis, and persuasive writing. Students will study the origins of
roots, prefixes, and suffixes to determine words’ meanings. Students will study the denotations
and connotations of words and study words through context clues. Students will study Standard
English usage and grammar and will analyze a variety of texts and passages for syntax and
sentence structure. English II will include independent reading and writing assignments.

Honors English II
Prerequisite: Honors English I                                       Grade Level: 10
This course includes a study of fiction and nonfiction texts, vocabulary, composition, grammar,
and research. Reading and writing focus will be on critical thinking and literary analysis.
Students will improve their knowledge of literary elements and techniques. In this course
students will be expected to work at an accelerated pace and read more challenging texts. There
will be more student led discussion of literature and more independent reading and projects.
Students will complete a summer reading list.

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English III
Prerequisite: English II                                      Grade Level: 11
Students will study ACT/SAT vocabulary and some grammar with emphasis on college writing.
Literature emphasis will be the history and development of American Literature with an
emphasis on interpretation of short stories. The students also will read novels independently and
as a class. They will be required to write a character and plot analysis based on their novel.
Composition emphasis will be writing in response to literature, and students will complete a
research paper (1000-word minimum) about an American author.

Honors English III
Prerequisite: Honors English II                                      Grade Level: 11
Honors classes will cover the same material as in general English classes; however, they will
include additional independent reading, reading will be done at a quicker pace and there will be
discussions and writing assignments that will include more critical, analytical, and interpretive
viewpoints.

English IV
Prerequisite: English III                                             Grade Level: 12
Students will view the elements of British Literature through a historical perspective; focusing
on “why” the authors would have produced such works and what impact they have on today’s
society. Students will also be required to read a British novel outside of class. This novel will
become the focus of their senior research paper, which is an analysis of a British novel, using
MLA format, based upon author’s life, time period, characters, archetypical themes & imagery.
Students will also participate in daily vocabulary, grammar, and ACT preparation activities.

Honors English IV
Prerequisite: Honors English III                                             Grade Level: 12
This course is specifically geared towards students who plan to further their education at the
University level. Study will include classical and modern British fiction and nonfiction texts.
There will be a heavy writing focus as students further their skills in vocabulary, composition,
grammar, and research. Students will work at an accelerated pace and read challenging texts
independently. Students will participate in weekly socratic seminar type discussions. Students
must complete a summer reading list.

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Mathematics
Algebra I
Prerequisite:                                                 Grade Level: 9
Students will reason, solve, interpret, graph, create and analyze linear, quadratic and exponential
functions. In addition, students will solve and interpret solutions of linear inequalities, systems
of equations and systems of inequalities. This course is tightly aligned to the Oklahoma
Academic Standards for Mathematics. An essential tool for students will be the scientific
calculator. TI-30XS Multiview is recommended.

Algebra II
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry                          Grade Level: 10-12
This is a college preparatory course, which is a review and extension of Algebra I. Students will
continue their use of algebra as a problem-solving tool and as a means of representation. Topics
include the study of complex numbers, matrices with scalar multiplication, systems of equations,
radicals, quadratic equations; graphing and form conversions, functions and their inverses,
exponential and logarithmic functions and graphs, and a brief study of data and probability. This
course is tightly aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics. An essential
tool for students will be the graphing calculator. TI-84 Plus is recommended.

Honors Algebra II
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Honors Geometry                   Grade Level: 10-12
Honors Algebra II follows Honors Geometry in the mathematics curriculum, and a higher level
of rigor is to be expected. Topics covered include operations with complex numbers & matrices,
conic sections, systems of equations (linear & non-linear), polynomials, algebraic functions
(linear & non-linear) and their translations & inverses, and data analysis & inference. Emphasis
will be given on application in real world settings, problem-solving, recognizing patterns and
analyzing relationships, making inferences and testing hypotheses. Technology integration will
be a major component of the course.

Algebra III (5.0)
Prerequisite: Alg II                                          Grade Level: 11-12
This course is designed to ensure success in college-level mathematics courses such as
Trigonometry and Calculus. This course is appropriate for college-bound junior and seniors.
Students will demonstrate algebra as a modeling language for real-life problems. Special
emphasis will be given to algebraic skills that are needed in Calculus. Graphing utility exercises
will be integrated throughout this course. The TI-84 Plus is recommended.

Calculus (5 pts)
Prerequisite: Alg II & Trig                                  Grade Level: 11-12
This course is primarily designed to prepare students for College Calculus. Topics extended
from previous studies are functions, systems of equations, complex numbers, sequences and
series, and analytical geometry. This course will relate, apply and explore all concepts of
trigonometry, including identities, equations, and vectors when solving real world
problems. Emphasis will be placed on the study of logarithms, sequences, probability, and
enhancing the knowledge of functions by making graphing connections and interpretations. This

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course is also an introduction to differential and integral calculus and their applications. The TI-
84 Plus graphing calculator is recommended.

Geometry
Prerequisite: Alg I                                           Grade Level: 9-10
Students will reason, justify, prove, define, apply and explain theorems about points, lines,
circles, polygons, right triangles, and two and three-dimensional shapes. In addition, students
will connect algebra and geometry through the coordinate plane. Students will solve multi-step
contextual problems through applying geometric concepts in modeling situations. This course is
tightly aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics. An essential tool for
students will be the scientific calculator. TI-30XS Multiview is recommended.

Honors Geometry
Prerequisite: Alg I                                           Grade Level: 9-10
Honors Geometry follows Algebra 1 in the mathematics curriculum, with a higher level of rigor
than traditional Geometry. Topics and processes to be explored include discovering and
analyzing relationships of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, including circles, special
quadrilaterals and irregular shapes; trigonometric functions for right triangles; applying and
evaluating relationships between lines, angles, and polygons; application of coordinate Geometry
in problem solving; making and testing hypotheses of congruence and similarity; use logic and
mathematical reasoning to create and evaluate conjectures; formulate hypotheses and use formal
proofs (paragraph, 2-column, flow charts) for justification; develop and apply Pythagorean
Theorem, distance and midpoint formulas to solve real-world problems; and constructions as a
form of proving conjectures. Writing and technology integration are major components of this
course.

Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite: Alg I                                           Grade Level: 10-12
This course is designed for students to perfect their Algebra I skills before moving on to Algebra
II. This course is an appropriate course for college bound students who struggled in Algebra I
and need to brush up on skills or for students not on the college preparatory curriculum path
needing to fulfill the third mathematics course.

Math of Finance
Prerequisite: Alg I                                            Grade Level: 10-12
In this course, students will use basic algebra skills in everyday life situations such as:
calculating interest on a loan, figuring income tax, and understanding amortization schedules for
home loans. Many assignments will involve the use of a scientific calculator or spreadsheets on
the computer. Students will complete the course with a greater understanding of how to manage
their own finances as an adult. This course is an appropriate course for students not on the
college preparatory curriculum path needing to fulfill the third mathematics course.

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Statistics (5.0)
Prerequisite: Alg II                                          Grade Level: 11-12
Statistics is a college preparatory class. The aim of this course is to give students both an
understanding of the main ideas of statistics and useful skills for working with and interpreting
data. Topics covered will include data exploration, analysis, and prediction; sampling, surveys,
and experimental design; probability and simulation; and sampling distributions and statistical
inference.

Trigonometry (5.0)
Prerequisite: Alg III                                         Grade Level: 11-12
This course includes: trigonometric functions and their inverses, graphs of trigonometric
functions, proofs of trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, problems involving
triangles and indirect measurement, use of trigonometric forms of complex numbers, and graphs
of polar curves.

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Science
Anatomy (5 pt)
Prerequisite: Bio I                                          Grade Level: 11-12
This course will explore the structures of the human body through lecture, labs and dissection.
Each system of the human body will be discussed and students will be challenged with the
details of each chapter. Students should have an interest in medical careers and will need to be
highly motivated towards learning. This course will involve laboratory activities, projects,
textbook material, models, dissection and diagrams.

Biology I
Prerequisite: n/a                                              Grade Level: 9-10
Biology I is designed for freshman and sophomores that have an interest in the biological
sciences. Students enrolled for this class should be self-motivated and willing to engage in
critical thinking and analytical thought processes. This class is lab-based using investigations
and activities as well as content to teach the key biological concepts as outlined in the Oklahoma
State Science Standards including environmental science, cell biology, energy conversions,
genetics, DNA and evolutionary biology. Because of the course content and pace, it is strongly
recommended that students have a firm command of science process skills and age appropriate
maturity in order to effectively manage the workload. Students will participate in projects that
will develop the following skills: writing, critical thinking, technology usage, research, time
management, cooperation, and presentation skills.

Honors Biology I
Prerequisite: n/a                                            Grade Level: 9-10
Honors Biology is a lab science course intended for Freshmen and sophomore students who
would benefit from a more rigorous biology course. The course will focus on primary biological
concepts such as the scientific method, ecological patterns and relationships, cellular biology,
cellular reproduction, genetics, DNA, biological classification and evolutionary processes. This
course is intended to help students prepare for the state mandated standardized test over biology
and physical science that will be taken as a junior. Honors biology will use the same basic
content as a standard biology course but some topics will be discussed in greater depth with
additional emphasis on higher order thinking skills.

Biology II
Prerequisite: Bio I                                             Grade Level: 10-12
Biology II is designed for grades 10-12 that have a high level of interest in the biological
sciences. Students enrolled for this class should be self-motivated and willing to engage in
critical thinking and analytical thought regarding the application of the Biology I content. This
class is lab-based; using investigations, activities, and dissection of preserved specimens to teach
the key biological concepts as outlined in the Oklahoma State Science Standards including
microbiology, botany, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology and human anatomy. Because of
the course content and pace, it is strongly recommended that students have a firm command of
science process skills and age appropriate maturity in order to effectively manage the workload.
Students will participate in projects that will develop the following skills: writing, critical
thinking, technology usage, research, time management, cooperation, and presentation skills.

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Chemistry I (5 pt)
Prerequisite: Bio I & Algebra I                              Grade Level: 10-12
Chemistry I is a lab-based class intended for students in grades 10-12 with an interest in science
based careers. Emphasis will be placed on improving both qualitative and quantitative thinking
skills and problem solving. Laboratory investigations will enhance understanding of science
processes and skills related to dimensional analysis, atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical
equations and stoichiometry (the mathematics associated with chemical quantities).

Chemistry II (5pt)
Prerequisite: Chem I                                         Grade Level: 11-12
Chemistry II is an advanced 5 point weighted lab based class intended for students in grades 11-
12. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving and improving qualitative and quantitative
skills and applications related to chemistry concepts including changes in matter states,
thermochemistry, acid/base relationships, reaction rates and organic chemistry.

Environmental Science
Prerequisite: n/a                                             Grade Level: 9-10
Environmental Science is a course designed for freshman and sophomore students to explore the
various interactions between living and nonliving things on Earth that make life possible. This is
a lab based class that uses investigations to explore content such as the cycles involved with the
matter and energy cycles, feeding relationships and population dynamics.

Physical Science
Prerequisite: n/a                                            Grade Level: 9-10
Physical Science- A freshman or sophomore level course designed to acquaint students with
basic content and process skills associated with physics and chemistry. Students will study the
scientific method, metric conversions, graphing skills, motion, forces, matter, energy, waves as
well as chemical and physical properties and changes of matter. Emphasis will also be placed on
the mathematical applications related to these concepts as well as laboratory safety and
investigative processes.

Physics (5 pt)
Prerequisite: Bio I & Alg II                                Grade Level: 11 -12
Physics is a rigorous 5 point weighted lab science designed for students in grades 11-12 with a
strong background in science and math and an interest in science based careers especially
engineering. This course will focus on concepts and mathematical applications associated with
the changes in forces, motion and energy. Some emphasis will also be place on the performance
and documentation associated with laboratory procedures.

Physiology (5 pt)
Prerequisite: Anatomy       Recommended: Intro to Sports Med              Grade Level: 11 -12
This course will explore the functions of the human body through lecture and labs. Sports
Medicine, and Nutrition are two areas of concentration for this course.

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Social Studies
Government
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 12
This course provides an understanding of how our national government functions and provides
an in-depth study of the Constitution. The course also examines the development and
composition of the Declaration of Independence, the three branches of government, political
parties, and interest groups within the framework of the historical, economic and social context.
It will be required of seniors in the term opposite their senior English Literature class. This is a
one block course and will be paired with Senior Capstone. Students choosing to take
Government concurrently will still take Senior Capstone.

Oklahoma History
Prerequisite:                                                   Grade Level: 9
Students will learn about early cultures of Oklahoma from prehistoric times to the Five Tribes to
European settlement and colonization. The course surveys the events of Oklahoma's path to
statehood. Oklahoma's place in our nation becomes the focus as students understand the state’s
history through industrialization and the World Wars, into modern day. Students will also learn
about Oklahoma’s vast geography and climate. Throughout the course, students trace the
development of Oklahoma historically, culturally, economically, and politically as they learn
how the state transitioned from native territory to the state it is today. This is a one block course
paired with Keystone (Freshman Orientation).

US History
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 11
This course will describe and analyze the social, political, and economic changes in American
History from 1878 to present day Unites States History. Students will study the Reconstruction
Amendments, the Industrialization of America, the Progressive Movement, World War I, the
Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, and events of
the 80's, 90's, and 2000's. Students will use a variety of resources to complete the study of
American History.

Honors US History
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 11
The course requires factual knowledge and critical, analytical writing skills that are obtained
from extensive outside readings, research, and various classroom activities. Students assess
historical materials, their relevance to given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance. In
both oral and written expression, students weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in
historical scholarship. The course is designed to make the same demands on students as a full-
year introductory college course.

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World History
Prerequisite:                                                  Grade Level: 10
This course is a study of the world’s civilizations such as Ancient Greece and Rome, the rise of
Christianity and civilizations of the Americas, societies of the Middle Ages such as the
Byzantine Empire, the Renaissance and Reformation, the start of the Global Age in Europe,
Africa, Asia, and the Americas, the Age of Absolutism, the regional civilizations of Islam,
Africa, and the spread of civilization in East and Southeast Asia. Other topic areas include the
French Revolution and Napoleon, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and the Revolutions
of Europe and Latin America, Nationalism in Europe, the growth of Western Democracies, and
New Imperialism. The course closes with World War I and the Russian Revolution, the rise of
totalitarianism, World War II and its aftermath, the world since 1945 including the Cold War, the
emergence of new nations, regional conflicts, the developing world and the world today.

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College and Career Planning
              Building Your Individual Career & Academic Plan
The Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) is a document that will guide individuals
through the coursework and activities for achieving personal career goals. An ICAP is a multi-
year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic
and post-secondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness,
knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be
career and college ready. A personalized ICAP is like a career and academic GPS to guide
individuals through the coursework and activities for achieving personal career goals. An ICAP
connects student’s high school and post-secondary educational experiences. Each student at
Tuttle Schools will have an ICAP beginning with the class of 2023.

OKCollegeStart.org is the state’s official website that provides information about higher
education in Oklahoma for students, counselors, and parents. It is designed to be the most
comprehensive and current source for college planning for Oklahoma students. Together,
students and parents can explore colleges and careers, develop a plan to prepare for life beyond
high school, and apply for colleges and financial aid/scholarships.

Oklahoma Career Guide - an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore and
guide their future. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and,
ultimately, connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college
options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to
provide all the career and educational resources you will need to chart your course for the future.

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