William Howard Taft High School - Programming Handbook 2019 2020

 
William Howard Taft High School - Programming Handbook 2019 2020
William Howard Taft High School
     Programming Handbook
          2019 – 2020
William Howard Taft High School - Programming Handbook 2019 2020
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Mr. Eric Flores, Assistant Principal
                                                       William Howard Taft high School
Mr. Ryan Glowacz, Assistant Principal                              Mark Grishaber, Principal
Ms. Jenny Greenblatt, Assistant Principal
Ms. Melissa Hendler, Assistant Principal              TO TAFT HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS AND STUDENTS:
Mr. Patrick Levins, Assistant Principal
                         COORDINATORS                 The information in this handbook is designed to assist the
Ms. Marianne Villaseñor, Student Scheduler
                                                      student and parents in choosing subjects for the next school
                                                      year. The student’s Four Year Plan, which is updated each
Mr. Jim Nicklas, Registrar
                                                      year, should reflect the student’s future plans, the student’s
Ms. Irene Kondos, IB DP Coordinator
                                                      abilities, and graduation requirements. The student’s future
Ms. Fakhira Chander, IB MYP Coordinator               plans will determine which of the suggested sequences should
Ms. Lauren Zucchero, IB CP Coordinator                be used to select electives.
Ms. Jenny Greenblatt
Mr. Kostadin Mihaylov, Bilingual Coordinator          Each student will be scheduled for a conference with his/her
Ms. Shereena Lewis, Director of Driver Education      counselor during the month of February. Students/parents will
Mr. Mark Madden, Athletic Director                    select the courses which they will take during the next year.
Ms. Christina Fowler, Freshman/Junior Case Manager
                                                      After the information is entered into the IMPACT system,
                                                      parents will receive a Subject Election Verification form which
Ms. Lissette Chavez, Sophomore/Senior Case Manager
                                                      lists the courses the student has selected for the next school
CAPT Mark Jenkings, NJROTC Coordinator
                                                      year. If the parent does not agree with the courses selected or
Ms. Chloe Soto, Academic Center Coordinator           has any questions, the parent must contact the counselor
Mr. Linda Bhavilai, AVID Coordinator                  within one week. Since staffing and programs are based on
Mr. Samuel Robinson-Duarte, Dean of Students          this information, no changes will be made to the student’s
Mrs. Stephanie Francik, Dean of Students              subject elections in September unless the student has failed a
                             COUNSELORS               course which is a pre-requisite for a course on the student’s
Ms. Karen Devine, Chairperson                         program.
Ms. Sonya Abrego
                                                      Included in this handbook are the following:
Ms. Melissa Gallagher
                                                           Graduation requirements for Chicago Public High
Mr. Michael Howe
                                                      Schools
Ms. Camie LaPorte
                                                           Sequence for Special Programs
Mr. Maciej Myszka                                          Course Offerings
Mr. James Nicklas                                     We encourage students and their parents to read and discuss
Ms. Chloe Soto                                        the information in this handbook. To help you become familiar
Ms. Jacquelyn Spokas                                  with the content of any particular course, you are welcome to
                  DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSONS             view our course descriptions on Taft’s website at
Ms Anny Martinez, Language and Literature             www.tafths.org. If you have any questions, please consult with
Mr. Kostadin Mihaylov, English as a Second Language   your division teacher or counselor.
Ms. Jerry Katzmarek, Individuals and Societies
                                                              Mark Grishaber, Principal
Mr. Brian Hayes, Sciences
Ms. Theone Haralampopoulos, Mathematics
Mr. Kerstan Crowe, Language Acquisition               **It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of
Mr. Lauren Zucchero, Design                           Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed,
Ms. Bridget Doherty-Trebing, Visual Arts              religion, national origin, age, disability or sex. Inquiries
Mr. Kevin Harriman, Performing Arts                   concerning the application of title IX of the Education
Mr. Mark Madden, Physical Education and Health        Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there
CAPT Mark Jenkins, Senior Naval Science Instructor    under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the
                                                      Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 South Clark,
Ms. Ann Marie Gore, Diverse Learners
                                                      Chicago, IL. 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699)
Mr. Quitin Nadig, Drama/Theater
Ms. Barbara Lynch, Library
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DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP):
Preparing students to be successful in school and to be active, lifelong learners

What is the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)?
The Middle Years Programme is an inquiry based challenging framework that is incorporated into every course and level
of class in grades 7 through 10. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and
global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century. After completing the 10th grade, students
select which IB pathway to follow in order to continue their IB experience in grades 11 and 12.

The MYP builds knowledge, skills, and attitudes to prepare students to meet the academic challenges of a College
Preparatory Curriculum. Students follow courses in the eight subject groups: Arts, Design, Individuals and Societies,
Language Acquisition (World Language choice), Language and Literature (English or Native Language), Mathematics,
Physical & Health Education and the Sciences. The MYP curriculum aligns with the district, state, and national standards
and is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of all students.

The Personal Project:
In the final year of MYP (grade 10) students complete the Personal Project; an independent inquiry project that will
demonstrate a student’s interest and the culmination of the development of their skills and understanding. This project
is the product of the student’s own initiative and creativity. Students learn to manage and direct their own project and
further develop the skills they have learned through the MYP. The student leads the process of completing the Personal
Project, with supervision by a Taft faculty member. Completion of the Personal Project is required to receive a Taft MYP
certificate.

MYP coursework prepares students for one of the Wall-to-Wall IB Pathways:

               Grades 9 & 10                                                        Grades 11 & 12

                IB MYP for ALL:                                        IB Career-related Programme:
         High School Courses                                          Enrollment in: CTE program, Personal and
         AVID                                                         Professional Skills and two IB Diploma
         NJROTC                                                       courses
           (CPS High School application required)

        (Highly motivated and successful
        students may qualify to be a full                              IB Diploma Course student:
        Diploma candidate)                                             Selection of individual IB Diploma Courses
                                                                       available to qualified students for a DP
                                                                       certificate

                     IB MYP:
              Honors Diploma Bound
                   Candidate                                          IB Diploma Programme:
         (GO.CPS High School application required)                    IB Full Diploma Candidate

"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, internationally minded and caring young
people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
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DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP):
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a challenging pre-
university course of study culminating in global projects and exams in the 11th and
12th grade. This program is designed for highly motivated students. To prepare
students for the Diploma Programme, Taft offers the Honors MYP Diploma bound Program, a two year, high honors and
advanced level curriculum. An application processed through GO.CPS.EDU is required prior to the 9th grade. All candidates are
reevaluated in the 10th grade for proper advanced level program placement. Also, highly motivated and successful Taft 9th
and 10th grade students not currently in the Honors MYP Diploma bound Program can apply through their counselor.

The program prepares students for further advanced level coursework in six core subject areas: English language and
literature, foreign language acquisition, individuals and societies/history, science, mathematics, and the arts. In addition to
disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broadens students’
educational experiences and challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills: Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS),
Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK).

          Course of study for students accepted through CPS Honors MYP Diploma bound + IB Diploma Option
     Honors MYP Diploma bound Program (two years)                               IB Diploma Programme (two years)
       GRADE 9                     GRADE 10                                 GRADE 11                    GRADE 12
                                                                                                    DP HL English Literature II w/ AP
     MYP English I- H                  MYP English II- H            DP HL English Lang & Lit I-A
                                                                                                         English Literature- A
                                                                        DP HL History I-A                 DP HL History II-A
AP Gov’t and Politics US- A                                                     or                                 or
                                  AP United States History- A
        with Civics                                                  DP SL Social and Cultural         DP SL Social and Cultural
                                                                        Anthropology I-A                   Anthropology II-A
                                                                        DP SL Biology I-A                 DP SL Biology II w/
                                                                                or                           AP Biology-A
                                                                      DP SL Sports, Exercise,                      or
     MYP Biology- H                    MYP Chemistry- H
                                                                        Health Science I-A           DP SL Sports, Exercise, Health
                                                                                or                           Science II-A
                                                                        DP SL Physics I-A

     MYP Algebra-H               MYP Geometry/Adv Algebra- H
                                                                                                             AP Statistics-A
           or                                 or
                                                                                                                   or
    *MYP Geometry-H                 Advanced Algebra with
                                                                       DP SL Math Studies- A                 AP Calculus-A
           or                          Trigonometry-H
                                                                                                                   or
  Advanced Algebra with                       or
                                                                                                                Elective
     Trigonometry-H                   Math Elective- H/A

                                                                       World Language III-                World Language IV-
 MYP World Language I-             MYP World Language II-
                                                                      DP HL French B I-A or        DP HL French B II w/AP French-A or
 French I or Spanish I-H           French II or Spanish II-H
                                                                       DP HL Spanish B I-A         DP HL Spanish B II w/AP Spanish-A
                                                                    DP SL Info Tech. in a Global
                                                                             Society-A
                                                                                or                              Elective
                                                                          DP SL Business
                                           MYP Art
        MYP Art                                                           Management-A                             or
                                              or
           or                                                                   or
                                          MYP Music
       MYP Music                                                        DP HL/SL Film I-A                  DP SL Film HL II-A
                                              or
           or                                                                   or                                 or
                                          MYP Drama
       MYP Drama                                                       DP HL/SL Theatre I-A                 DP SL Music II-A
                                                                                or                                 or
                                                                     DP HL/SL Visual Arts I-A            DP HL/SL Theatre II-A
                                                                                                                   or
                                                                                                       DP HL/SL Visual Arts II-A
                                                                     DP Theory of Knowledge           DP Theory of Knowledge and
MYP Physical Ed I/Health         MYP Physical Ed II/Drivers Ed
                                                                     and Extended Essay I-A               Extended Essay II-A
                      Service learning hours:                                      Creativity-Activity-Service experience:
All students are required to complete 2 classroom based projects.    Projects and experiences outside of the classroom over two years
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DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
          Course of study for former Taft Academic Center students Honors Diploma Prep + IB Diploma Option
 Honors MYP Diploma Preparatory Program (two years)                   IB Diploma Programme (two years)
        GRADE 9                       GRADE 10                     GRADE 11                     GRADE 12
                                            MYP English III- H
                                                    or                                                              DP HL English Literature II w/ AP
     MYP English II- H                                                         DP HL English Lang & Lit I-A
                                         AP English Language and                                                         English Literature- A
                                              Literature-A?
                                                                                    DP HL History I-A                      DP HL History II-A
AP Gov’t and Politics US- A                                                                 or                                      or
                                        AP United States History- A
          Civics                                                                 DP SL Social and Cultural              DP SL Social and Cultural
                                                                                    Anthropology I-A                        Anthropology II-A
                                                                                    DP SL Biology I-A                      DP SL Biology II w/
                                                                                            or                                AP Biology-A
                                                                                  DP SL Sports, Exercise,                           or
      MYP Physics- H                         MYP Chemistry- H
                                                                                    Health Science I-A                DP SL Sports, Exercise, Health
                                                                                            or                                Science II-A
                                                                                    DP SL Physics I-A
     MYP Algebra-H                   MYP Geometry/Adv Algebra- H
                                                                                                                               AP Statistics-A
           or                                      or
                                                                                                                                     or
    *MYP Geometry-H                      Advanced Algebra with
                                                                                  DP SL Math Studies- A                        AP Calculus-A
           or                        Trigonometry-H MYP Advanced
                                                                                                                                     or
  Advanced Algebra with                            or
                                                                                                                                  Elective
     Trigonometry-H                        Math elective- H/A

                                                                                                                          DP World Language-
                                           World Language IV                       DP World Language -
 MYP World Language III-                                                                                            DP HL French B II w/AP French-A
                                     French IV or Spanish IV-H or AP               DP HL French B I-A or
French III or Spanish III- H                                                                                                      or
                                               Spanish -A                           DP HL Spanish B I-A
                                                                                                                   DP HL Spanish B II w/AP Spanish-A
                                                                               DP SL Info Tech. in a Global
                                                                                        Society-A                                  Elective
                                                                                           or
                                                                                     DP SL Business                                   or
         MYP Art                                 MYP Art
                                                                                     Management-A
            or                                      or
                                                                                           or                               DP SL Film HL II-A
        MYP Music                               MYP Music
                                                                                   DP HL/SL Film I-A                                or
            or                                      or
                                                                                           or                                DP SL Music II-A
        MYP Drama                               MYP Drama
                                                                                  DP HL/SL Theatre I-A                              or
                                                                                           or                             DP HL/SL Theatre II-A
                                                                                DP HL/SL Visual Arts I-A                            or
                                                                                                                        DP HL/SL Visual Arts II-A
                                                                                 DP Theory of Knowledge                DP Theory of Knowledge and
 MYP Physical Ed I/Health             MYP Physical Ed II/Drivers Ed
                                                                                 and Extended Essay I-A                    Extended Essay II-A
                      Service learning hours:                                                 Creativity-Activity-Service experience:
All students are required to complete 2 classroom based projects.               Projects and experiences outside of the classroom over two years

* Students must successfully complete the Algebra 1 course with a “C” or higher and pass the CPS Citywide Algebra Exit exam in order to advance to
Geometry in the 9th grade. Students continuing with the IB Diploma Programme receive advanced level credit in all DP courses. Students can complete up to
two IB Diploma courses and examinations in the 11th grade. Test results are carried over to their composite 12th grade IB Diploma requirements. Successful
completion of the program will result in the awarding of both a Taft High School diploma and an International Baccalaureate Diploma with the potential of
earning college credit in related courses. All teachers participating in both programs have been trained in the related IB course curriculum. Students not
completing the four year sequence are subject to additional CPS graduation requirements. Diploma course offerings are subject to demand and student
enrollment. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, subject scores of 4 or higher for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subjects shall
be accepted for credit to satisfy degree requirements by all public university or public community college located in the state of Illinois.

For complete IB Diploma course description and IB Diploma assessment requirements visit:
https://tafths.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=25750&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=486832
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DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Course certificate:
Highly motivated 11th and 12th grade students can continue their IB experience
by taking a stand-alone IB Diploma Course.

Qualifications/Prerequisites:
    Student must have a grade of B or higher in honors level subject related courses
    Student must have a grade of A in standard level subject related courses AND meet with IB Diploma subject
      teacher to verify course selection
    Student must have room in their schedule to complete CPS graduation requirements and IL Civics requirements in
      addition to fulfilling IB Diploma course requirements.

Successful completion of the course will result in the awarding of both an IB Diploma Course certificate and the potential
of earning college credit.

Courses are either one or two year sequences and require a student’s full commitment in completing all assessment
components and examinations. Both Standard Level and Higher Level Diploma courses receive advanced level credit (6
point scale). In some cases, students will quality to take the corresponding AP Exam* in that course.

Students may be required to pay for IB Diploma registration and both IB and AP exam fee(s) where applicable. .

                                                          2 Year Courses
                       (Only available to 11th grade students; MUST continue coursework in 12th grade)
                                               SL English Language and Literature*
                                                           HL Spanish B*
                                                           HL French B*
                        SL Sociology and Anthropology (must complete additional Civics requirement)
                                                            SL Biology*
                                                             SL Physics
                                             SL Sports, Exercise and Health Science
                                                              SL Film
                                                            HL Theatre
                                                           HL Visual Arts
                                                          1 Year Courses
                                         (available to 11th and/or 12th grade students)
                                         SL Information Technology in a Global Society
                                                         SL Math Studies

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, subject scores of 4 or higher for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
subjects shall be accepted for credit to satisfy degree requirements by all public university or public community college located in the
state of Illinois. Diploma course offerings are subject to demand and student enrollment.

For complete IB Diploma course description and IB Diploma assessment requirements visit:
https://tafths.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=25750&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=486832
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DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP):
The IB CP incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a
unique program specifically developed for students who wish to engage in
career-related learning through the CTE, NJROTC or Chicago Police and
Firefighter’s Training Academy programs. The IB CP will enable a student to
prepare for effective participation in an ever-changing world of work as he/she:
     Considers new perspectives and other points of view
     Engages in learning that makes a positive difference
     Develops a combination of traditional academic skills and practical skills
     Thinks critically and creatively in a rapidly changing and global workplace
     Communicates clearly and effectively
     Works independently and in collaboration with others
     Becomes a self-confident person who is resilient and flexible

CTE classes in 11th and 12th grade will lead to testing where students will earn an industry recognized certifications in
their choice of: Web Design, Digital Media, and Entrepreneurship. The Chicago Police and Firefighter’s Training
Academy gives students the opportunity to earn their EMT certificate in the 2nd year of the program.

Successful completion of the courses will result in the awarding of both an IB Diploma Course Certificate and the
potential of earning college credit. Students may be required to pay for IBCP and IB Diploma registration and IB exam
fee(s) where applicable. The amount changes from year-to-year.

Students must take:
     One 2 year IBDP Course
     One 1 year IBDP Course
     IB CP Core Personal and Professional Skills (two years- 11th and 12th grade). Course requirements includes: The
      Personal and Professional Skills, a Reflective Project, Community and Service and Language Development.

                                                          IBCP Course of Study:**
                               11th Grade                                                               12th Grade
One IB DP 2 year course***                                                 Second year of the 2 year IBDP course
IB CP Personal and Professional Skills I                                   IB CP Personal and Professional Skills II

Social Studies/Civics Elective                                             Arts requirement (Art/Music/Drama – 2 years required)
or Arts requirement (Art/Music/Drama – 2 years required)                   or Social Studies Elective
Physics, Chemistry or Environmental                                        Elective, required course work
                                                                           or Arts requirement (Art/Music/Drama – 2 years required)
Adv Alg Trig or higher level math course                                   Elective or required course work
One I year IBDP Course***                                                  Or required course work
Or required course work                                                    One 1 year IBDP Course***
CTE Course Year I (choose one):                                            CTE Course Year II (continued from year one):
         Digital Media I or II                                                      Digital Media II or III,
         Web Design I                                                               Web Design II
         Entrepreneurship I                                                         Entrepreneurship II
         Chicago Police and Firefighters Training Academy I*                        Chicago Police and Firefighters Training Academy II*
NJROTC III                                                                 NJROTC IV

*The Chicago Police and Firefighter’s Training Academy is an after school program held downtown at either the Police or Firefighter’s Academy sites. A
student in CPFTA has an available space in their schedule to take an additional CTE or elective class.
**Additional courses may be added to the career tracks after publication of this document. Students will be made aware of any new courses added
during the registration process by their counselors and the IBCP coordinator
***Check the Course Code and Prerequisite section of the handbook for options.
Diploma course offerings are subject to demand and student enrollment.
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

Advanced Placement Areas of Concentration
Participating in College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses gives students
the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. We offer
AP courses in English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Art, and World Languages.
You’ll develop the writing skills, problem-solving techniques, and study habits
that will prepare you for college academics. Taking rigorous AP courses demonstrates your maturity, willingness to push
yourself intellectually, and commitment to academic excellence, which can help you stand out in the college admissions
process. Students enrolled in an AP course must pay and sit for the AP exam as set forth by the College Board.

Benefits of Taking AP Courses and Exams
    Experience college-level work in high school
    Successful completion of AP courses, and the mandatory related tests, can greatly help students in the very
        competitive process of university admission.
    Potentially earn up to a semester of credit in college and place out of certain classes

ANTICIPATED AP COURSES OFFERED AT TAFT HIGH SCHOOL

AP English Course Offering                AP Social Studies Course Offering         AP Science Course Offerings
English Literature & Composition          Human Geography                           Biology
English Language& Composition             Psychology                                Chemistry
                                          United States History                     Environmental Science
AP Math Course Offerings                  US Government and Politics                Physics I
Calculus AB
Statistics                                AP World Language Offerings               AP Art Course Offerings
                                          Spanish Language                          2D Design Portfolio
AP Music Course Offerings                 Spanish Literature                        Drawing Portfolio
Music Theory                                                                        3D Design Portfolio
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

William Howard Taft Middle Years Programme Academic Center
Taft Academic Center is an International Baccalaureate School. The Academic
Center at Taft High School is a unique program offering the International
Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum. The six-year
sequence is designed for advanced students who have demonstrated high
academic potential. Students complete the MYP curriculum, which emphasizes
intellectual challenge and encourages students to make connections between
their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. All Taft Academic Center
students are accepted into Taft’s selective enrollment IB Diploma Programme.

How is the Academic Center-IB Middle Years Programme Unique?

          Interdisciplinary units
          Accelerated education
          Development of the whole student
          Real-world connections
          International-mindedness
          International standards of excellence
          Service within the community

                                                   COURSE OF STUDY
                                      th
                                 7 Grade                                 8th Grade
                       MYP Language Arts-Reading               *MYP English I H

                                                               *MYP United States History with
                       MYP Social Science 7
                                                               Public Law Unit H
                       * MYP Science Concepts H                *MYP Biology H
                                                               ** MYP Algebra H or
                       MYP Pre-Algebra or **Algebra H
                                                               **Geometry H
                       *MYP World Language I H                 * MYP World Language II H

                       ****MYP Design                          ****MYP Design
                       MYP Art                                 ***MYP Band, Drama, Orchestra
                       MYP Physical Education                  MYP Physical Education
                       Health                                  Health

*    Qualified students will receive high school credit at the Honors level.
**   Students must successfully complete the Algebra 1 course with a “C” or higher and pass the CPS Citywide Algebra Exit exam in
       order to receive high school credit and advance to Geometry in 8th or 9th grade.
*** Students rank their elective class preference when selecting classes. However, due to limited space, first choice may not always
       be available.
**** Students receive high school credit at the standard level. One half a credit each year.
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is a 9th through 12th grade, internationally certified program that prepares students for
four-year college eligibility and success. The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students
will succeed in a rigorous curriculum, complete a college preparatory path, participate in
extracurricular activities of the school, obtain enrollment in four-year colleges, and become
educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society. Students are
enrolled in regular, honors, and Advanced Level (AP/IBDP) classes, as well as the AVID
elective. In the elective, students will build upon their writing, inquiry, collaboration and
reading abilities while learning organizational and study skills, receiving academic help from
peers and college tutors, and participating in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable.
Students must complete a separate application and interview process to be considered for the program.

                                                           COURSE OF STUDY
          GRADE 9                         GRADE 10                      GRADE 11                                  GRADE 12
                                MYP English II or MYP
                                                                    English III or IB Lang/Lit
 MYP English I                  English II H Pre Diploma                                             English IV or IB Lang/Lit SL
                                                                    SL (2yr sequence)
                                Prep
                                MYP United States History           Honors/AP /IB Social
 MYP World Studies                                                                                   H/AP/IB Social Studies Elective
                                or AP United States History         Studies Elective
 MYP Biology                    MYP Physics or Chemistry            Physics or Chemistry             H/AP Science Elective
 MYP Algebra                    MYP Geometry or                     Advanced Algebra w/ Trig         H Math Elective
 MYP Geometry H                 MYP Adv Alg with Trig H             Math Elective H/IB               AP Math/IB
 AVID 1                         AVID 2                              AVID 3                           AVID 4
                                                                    World Language III or            World Language IV or
 MYP World Language I           MYP World Language II
                                                                    H/AP/ IB Elective                H/AP/IB Elective
 MYP Physical Ed                MYP Physical Ed 2/Driver
                                                                    Art/Music/Drama/PE                Art/Music/Drama/PE
 1/Health                       Ed

Note: This is a suggested 4-year course of study for AVID students. Students are required to take a minimum of two honors courses and two
Advanced Placement courses prior to graduation. Evaluation of the student’s performance and a teacher recommendation are required prior to
selection of these courses.
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

NJROTC
The goal of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) is to instill in
students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal
responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. Combining academics and structured
teamwork training, the program develops leadership potential, self-reliance and
individual discipline. During a typical week in the NJROTC Program, students
participated in classroom education three days a week, work on specific Cadet
training one day a week and participate in physical training one day a week. The Navy
provides uniforms which are required to be worn all day during the Cadet training day
and exercise clothes that are worn during physical training. Students are required to
purchase a unit shirt for a nominal fee that is worn one day a week and during
community service work. The unit has optional teams which compete locally and
nationally. Cadets earn the opportunity to attend summer camps. All cadets are expected to participate in community
service activities. The program fulfills the physical education requirement. Interested students must complete a separate
application/interview process to be considered for this program. Students will be asked to sign a contract agreeing to
remain in NJROTC for two years. There is no military obligation associated with the NJROTC program.

                                                     COURSE OF STUDY
             th                                  th
        9 Grade                            10 Grade                   11th Grade                                    12th Grade
 MYP English I                     MYP English II            English III                                   English IV
 MYP World Studies                 MYP United States History History Elective                              Elective
                                   MYP Physics or MYP
 MYP Biology                                                 Chemistry or Physics                          Art
                                   Chemistry
                                                             Advanced Algebra with
 MYP Algebra                       MYP Geometry                                                            PreCalc/Stats/College Alg
                                                             Trigonometry
 MYP World Language I              MYP World Language II     World Language                                World Language or Elective
                                   MYP ROTC Health/Driver
 MYP Beg Band                                                Elective                                      Elective
                                   Education
 MYP Naval Science 1 H             MYP Naval Science 2 H     Naval Science 3 H                             Naval Science 4 H
Note: Naval Science Cadets must meet all graduation requirements and will take Health and Drivers Education during their sophomore or junior
years depending on their course of study.
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Career and Technical Education gives high school students the chance to get a
head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE Pathways and Programs,
you will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used
in real-world business environments. As a CTE student, you have the
opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain
real-world experience through job shadows and internships. CTE is also an
integral part of the IBCP (IB Career Related Program) here at Taft High School.
All CTE Pathways and Programs offer you the opportunity to earn nationally
recognized certifications which you can use to obtain a job that will help you
pay for college, or start of your career straight out of high school! Students
entered into CTE receive a college-prep education as well as technical skills that
allow them to graduate from high school with more than a high school diploma.

Students can choose from the following CTE Pathways and Programs:
     Digital Media
     Web Design
     Entrepreneurship
     Chicago Police and Firefighter's Training Academy
            o Note: CPFTA meets outside of school and school hours.

                                             COURSE OF STUDY
       9th Grade                  10th Grade                  11th Grade                   12th Grade
 MYP English I              MYP English II        English III                        English IV
 MYP World Studies          MYP US History        History                            Elective
 MYP Biology                MYP Physics/Chem      Physics or Chemistry               Elective
 MYP Algebra                MYP Geometry          Adv. Algebra/Trigonometry          Elective
 MYP ECS                    Fine Art              CTE 1                              CTE 2
 MYP World Language         MYP World Language    Art, Drama or Music                Art, Drama or Music
 MYP PE 1 or NJROTC 1       MYP PE 2 or NJROTC 2  Elective or NJROTC 3               Elective or NJROTC 4
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

Advanced Arts Education Program at Gallery 37
Taft’s partnership with Gallery 37 allows qualified juniors and seniors to earn
credits by taking courses off campus. Gallery 37 classes meet the career
education requirement for graduation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Students must be juniors or seniors, have a 3.0 GPA, have good attendance, be in good standing, prepare a portfolio and
complete the test administered by each school.

COST:
Tuition, textbooks, and supplies are free and transportation assistance is available.

DAILY SCHOOL SCHEDULE:
Students will have their Taft schedule shortened by two periods for Gallery 37. Students will attend Gallery 37 classes 5
days a week from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION:
To register or obtain more information, see your counselor.

ANTICIPATED COURSES OFFERED FOR 2016-2017
       Video Production   Culinary Arts                   Portfolio Drawing              Graphic Design
       Theater Arts       Sculpture                       3D Computer Modeling           Photography

PEER MENTORING AND LEADERSHIP
The Mission of the Eagle Mentors is to build strong, trusting relationships between
upperclassmen and freshmen Eagles, assisting in their transition into high school and
provide them with resources to aid in their personal, social, extracurricular and
academic lives. Through these relationships it is our hope to build a strong bond
throughout our Taft community and ensure the success of our underclassmen.

Program GOALS
    To assist students transition into Taft High School. To provide them with resources
     to aid in investigation & exploration.
    To assist Taft underclassmen to achieve high levels of accomplishment and progress in their high school
     experience.
    To provide with, developing relationships and networks at school.
    To engaging students and guide underclassmen in reaching their best potential while at Taft High School and post-
     secondary goals.

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION:
To register or obtain more information, see your counselor.
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS (continued)

PROGRAMS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs provide instruction for ELs in both
English and their native language. Instruction in ELs’ home language is provided to
maximize access to content learning, develop academic native language, and
develop academic skills in the language other than English for optimum transfer to
English. Instruction in English uses ESL strategies and scaffolds to amplify access to
content learning and development of English language skills. All courses offered in
TBE programs count towards graduation requirements.

TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS:
    ARABIC
    POLISH
    SPANISH
    UKRAINIAN

TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION
Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) provides ELs with English as a Second Language instruction and additional
supports to assist them in gaining content knowledge as they develop their English language proficiency. TPI relies on
strategies and scaffolds to assist ELs in learning content area materials in English while they are simultaneously
improving their English language proficiency through intentional English language development. All courses offered in
TPI count towards graduation requirements.

                                ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE COURSE SEQUENCE
        Year 1                  Year 2                Year 3                Year 4                        Year 5
                            MYP English as a     MYP English as a     MYP ESL English I
  MYP English as a         Second Language II   Second Language III (Transitional English)
                                                                                                     MYP ESL English II
 Second Language I
                                                                                                   (Transitional English)
       (10X)                   MYP ESL                 MYP ESL                   MYP ESL
                            Communication II        Communications III        Communications IV
COURSE LEVEL REGISTRATION POLICY

In order for a student to advance to a higher course level the following must occur:
     Students earning a grade of “A” in their current college level course may
      register for an honors level course. Students may enroll in advanced (IB or
      AP) level course if the AP Potential and/or PSAT score meet the course
      criterion.
     Students earning a grade of “A” in their current honors level course may
      choose to register for an advanced (IB or AP) level course.
     Students earning a grade of “B” in their current college prep level course may
      choose to register for an honors level course.
     Students earning a grade of “B” in their current honors level course may
      choose to register for an advanced (IB or AP) level course.
     Students earning a grade of “C” or lower in their current level class are not eligible to move into a higher level
      course.
     Students earning a grade of “D” or lower in their honors or advanced level class (IB or AP) may run the risk of
      losing higher level options.

                          All level changes are also subject to current course prerequisites.
                   Additionally, NWEA, PSAT/SAT scores will be used to determine level placement.
Course Codes and Prerequisites

                                                                                                          OPEN TO
 CODE                 COURSE TITLE                                          PRE-REQUISITE
                                                                                                     09    10 11 12
                                                      Design/IBCP (CTE)
668201R   Exploring Computer Science                                                                 x     x   x   x
668101R   Exploring Computer Science ESL          ESL/Bilingual Program                              x     x   x   x
693101R   MYP Digital Media 1                                                                        x     x   x
693201R   MYP Digital Media 2                     Digital Media 1                                          x   x   x
693301R   MYP Digital Media 3                     Digital Media 2                                          x   x   x
256101A   IBCP Ethics and Professional Skill I    IBCP Students-2 yr requirement                               x
256201A   IBCP Ethics and Professional Skill II   IBCP Students; Ethics and Prf Skills I                           x
279301A   IBDP SL Business and Management         IBDP and IBCP students; 1 year course                        x   x
724131H   Entrepreneurship I H                    Jr only                                                      x
724231H   Entrepreneurship II H                   Entrepreneurship I                                               x
730131H   Web Design I H                          Exp Comp Sci                                             x   x   x
730231H   Web Design II H                         Web Design I                                                 x   x

          IB SL Information Technology in a
787301A                                           IBDP, IBCP and course students; 1 year course                x   x
          Global Society

          Chicago Police & Firefighters
750101R                                           Written consent of CPFTA administrator                       x
          Training Academy (CPFTA) 1
          Chicago Police & Firefighters
750201R                                           CPFTA 1                                                          x
          Training Academy (CPFTA) 2
                                                      Diverse Learners
144101R   MYP SOAR 1                              Case Manager approval                              x
          Secondary Transition    Educ Program
 88010                                            with 88110                                                   x   x
          (STEP) Related 1
          Secondary Transition    Educ Program
 88110                                            With 88010                                                   x   x
          (STEP) Work 1 (10x)
          Secondary Transition    Educ Program
 88020                                            with 88120                                                       x
          (STEP) Related 2
          Secondary Transition    Educ Program
 88120                                            With 88020                                                       x
          (STEP) Work 2 (10x)
                                                              Drama
973101R   MYP Drama I                                                                                x     x   x   x
973201H   MYP Drama II H                          Drama I, former AC and students with experience          x   x   x
973301H   Drama III H                             Drama II H                                                   x   x
982101R   MYP Theater Product I                                                                      x     x   x   x
981001R   Playwriting R                                                                              x     x   x   x
981001H   Playwriting H                           GPA of 3.0 or higher                               x     x   x   x
954201H   Theatre Directing H                     Any two drama classes                                        x   x
978101A   IBDP HL Theatre I                       IBDP and course students 2 yr requirement; Drama             x
978201A   IBDP HL Theatre II                      IBDP HL Theatre I; Drama                                         x
978301A   IBDP SL Theatre I                       IBDP Candidate only                                          x
                                                            Gallery 37
 84110    Gallery   37:   Culinary Arts           Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 90710    Gallery   37:   AP Sculpture            Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 92110    Gallery   37:   Portfolio Drawing       Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 92210    Gallery   37:   3D Computer Modeling    Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 92310    Gallery   37:   Graphic Design          Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 92410    Gallery   37:   Photography             Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 95010    Gallery   37:   Theater Arts            Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
 69410    Gallery   37:   Video Production        Written   consent   of   counselor                           x   x
                                                  Individuals and Societies
278101R   MYP   World Studies R                                                                      x     x   x   x
278101R   MYP   World Studies ESL                 ESL/Bilingual Program                              x     x   x   x
278101H   MYP   World Studies 1 H                 NWEA score                                         x     x   x   x
278201R   MYP   United States History R                                                                    x   x   x
OPEN TO
 CODE                     COURSE TITLE                                 PRE-REQUISITE
                                                                                                            09 10 11 12
278201R     MYP United States History ESL         ESL/Bilingual Program                                             x    x    x
278201H     MYP United States History H           World Studies H                                                   x    x    x
                                                  10th grade IBDP bound, AVID, Jr (with room in schedule)
276101A     AP United States History                                                                                x    x    x
                                                  and Sr only; Does not meet Civics requirement
202001R     Popular Cultures R/with Civics        ESL/Bilingual Program; completion of ESL 2                    x   x    x    x
294101R     Financial Literacy/with Civics                                                                               x    x
294101H     Financial Literacy/with Civics                                                                               x    x
239101R     Economics R ESL– Cons Ed-Sem 1        ESL/Bilingual Program                                             x    x    x
263101R     History of Chicago                    Does not meet Civics requirement                                       x    x
263101H     History of Chicago H-Con Ed Sem 2     Does not meet Civics requirement                                       x    x
            AP Government & Politics: US –        Available with Civics (jr level) and without Civics (sr
272201A                                           level); IBDP bound 9th requirement-Civics
                                                                                                                         x    x
            Cons Ed-Sem 2
277101A     AP Human Geo-Con Ed Sem 2             Does not meet Civics requirement                                       x    x
271101A     AP Psychology-Cons Ed-Sem 2           Does not meet Civics requirement                                       x    x
252101R     World Geography/ with Civics                                                                                 x    x
252101H     World Geography/ with Civics                                                                                 x    x
260101R     Ethnic Studies R/ with Civics                                                                                x    x
260101H     Ethnic Studies H/ with Civics                                                                                x    x
207101R     Psychology R/ with Civics                                                                                    x    x
207101H     Psychology H/with Civics                                                                                     x    x
236501A     Dual Credit US History 111            Does not meet Civics requirement                                            x
236301A     Dual Credit World History 141         Does not meet Civics requirement                                            x
                                                  IBDP Students and course-2 yr requirement
278301A     IBDP SL Soc/Cultural Anthropology I                                                                          x
                                                  Does not meet Civics requirement
            IBDP SL Soc/Cultural Anthropology     IBDP SL Soc/Cultural Anthro I
278401A                                                                                                                       x
            II                                    Does not meet Civics requirement
277301A     IBDP HL History I                     IBDP Candidate only                                                    x
277401A     IBDP HL History II                    IB DP HL History I                                                          x
                                                    Language Acquisition
543201H     MYP Korean 2 H                        Korean 1 H                                                         x
562101R     MYP French 1 R                                                                                  x       x    x
562101H     MYP French 1 H                                                                                  x       x    x
562201R     MYP French 2 R                        French 1 R                                                        x    x    x
562201H     MYP French 2 H                        French 1                                                           x    x    x
562301H     French 3 H                            French 2; Former AC 9th graders                               x         x
552411H     French 4 H                            Former AC only                                                    X
556101R     MYP Polish                            Non-speaker only- at new campus only                      x
550111R     MYP Polish/Polish Speak I R           Polish speakers language placement survey                     x   x     x    x
550211H     MYP Polish/Polish Speaking 2 H        Polish PS 1 H; Polish language placement survey                   x     x    x
550301H     Polish/ Polish Speaking 3 H           Polish PS 2 H; Polish language placement survey                        x    x
568101R     MYP Spanish 1 R                                                                                     x   x     x
568101H     MYP Spanish 1 H                                                                                     x   x     x
548121H     MYP Spanish/Spanish Speaking 1H       Spanish language placement survey                             x   x     x
568201R     MYP Spanish 2 R                       Spanish 1                                                         x     x   x
568201H     MYP Spanish 2 H                       Spanish 1                                                         x     x   x
548221H     MYP Spanish/ Spanish Speaking 2 H     Spanish SS 1 H; Spanish language placement survey                 x     x   x
568301H     MYP Spanish 3 H                       Spanish 2                                                         x     x    x
558401H     Spanish 4 H                           Span 1, 2, and 3                                                        x    x
568101A     IBDP   HL   Spanish I                 IBDP, course students; Span 2, 2yr reqr.                                X
568201A     IBDP   HL   Spanish II                IBDP HL Spanish I                                                           x
562101A     IBDP   HL   French I                  IBDP, course students; French 2, 2yr reqr.                             x
562201A     IBDP   HL   French II                 IBDP HL French I                                                            x
578101A     AP Spanish Language                   Spanish Speakers 1 and 2                                               x    x
579101A     AP Spanish Literature                 Spanish Speakers 1 and 2                                               x    x
                                                  Language and Literature
Res Label   Fr AC Grade     9 Eng II              Former AC Freshman with Eng I credit                          x
187101R     MYP English     IR                                                                                  x
187101H     MYP English     IH                    NWEA score                                                    x
187201R     MYP English     II R                  English I                                                         x    x    x
187201H     MYP English     II H                  English I                                                         x
OPEN TO
 CODE                   COURSE TITLE                                         PRE-REQUISITE
                                                                                                                   09 10 11 12
184301R     English III                            English II                                                              x   x
184301H     English III H                          English II                                                              x
184401R     English IV                             English III                                                                 x
184401H     English IV H                           English III                                                                 x
184921A     Dual Credit English                    English III; with Compass test                                              x
178501A     IBDP HL Eng A: World Lit II            IB HL English A-World Lit I                                                 x
180111A     IBDP HL English A: Language & Lit I    IBDP Candidate only                                                     x
170101A     AP English Lit & Composition           Sr’s only                                                                   x
175101A     AP English Lang & Composition          Jr’s only and former AC students                                        x
180101A     IBDP SL English A: Language & Lit I    IBCP Students and course students-2 yr requirement                      x
180201A     IBDP SL English A: Language & Lit II   IB SL Eng A: Lang & Lit I                                                   x
185101R     English as Second Language 1 10x       ESL/Bilingual Program                                           x   x   x
186201R     English as Second Language 2           ESL/Bilingual Program                                           x   x   x   x
167201R     Communications 2 ESL                   Concurrent with ESL 2                                           x   x   x   x
186301R     English as Second Language 3 R         ESL/Bilingual Program                                           x   x   x   x
167301R     Communications 3                       Concurrent with ESL 3                                           x   x   x   x
Res Label   English I/ ESL 4                       ESL/Bilingual Program                                           x   x   x   x
167401R     Communications 4                       Concurrent with ESL 4                                           x   x   x   x
Res Label   English II / ESL 5                     ESL/Bilingual Program                                               x   x   x
            IBDP Theory of Knowledge/
179101A                                            IBDP Candidate only                                                     x
            Extend Essay I
            IBDP Theory of Knowledge/
179201A                                            IB TOK I                                                                    x
            Extend Essay II
194101R     MYP AVID 1                             Written   consent   of   Mr.   Flores                           x
194201R     MYP AVID 2                             Written   consent   of   Mr.   Flores                               x
194301R     AVID 3                                 Written   consent   of   Mr.   Flores                                   x
194401R     AVID 4                                 Written   consent   of   Mr.   Flores                                       x
163101R     Creative Writing R                                                                                             x   x
164101H     Philosophy in Lit                                                                                              x   x
195101R     Film Study                                                                                                         x
195381A     IBDP SL Film I                         IBDP, IBCP and course students -2 yr requirement                        x
195481A     IBDP SL Film II                        IB DP SL Film I                                                             x
195181A     IBDP HL Film I                         IBDP Candidate only                                                     x
132101H     Journalism I H                         First year reporter with Newspaper and Broadcast                        x   x
132201H     Journalism II H                        Journalism I H- 2nd year reporter or editor                                 x
156101H     Journalism Yearbook 1 H                                                                                        x   x
156201H     Journalism Yearbook 2 H                Yearbook 1                                                                  x
                                                          Mathematics
413311R     MYP Algebra R                                                                                          x
413311R     MYP Algebra R ESL                      Bilingual Program                                               x
433401H     MYP Algebra H                          NWEA score                                                      x
                                                   Students with elementary Alg experience-did not pass Alg exit
400101R     Algebra H                              exam
                                                                                                                   x
434401R     MYP Geometry R                         Algebra 1 R                                                     x   x
434401R     MYP Geometry R ESL                     Bilingual Program                                                   x   x   x
434401H     MYP Geometry H                         Algebra                                                             x   x   x
435111R     MYP Advanced Algebra with Trig R       Geometry                                                            x   x   x
457111H     Geometry-Adv Alg Trig PDP              IBDP bound student or dept placement                                x
435111R     MYP Advanced Algebra with Trig ESL     ESL/Bilingual Program                                                   x   x
435111H     MYP Advanced Algebra with Trig H       Geometry                                                            x   x   x
400401R     Integrated Math IV                     Adv Alg Trig                                                                x
473101A     IBDP SL Math Studies                   IBDP, IBCP and course students; 1 year course                           x   x

                                                   Adv Alg with Trig – students who qualify will automatically
468101H     Pre-Calculus H                                                                                                 x   x
                                                   be placed in Dual Credit Math
447101H     Probability and Statistics H           Adv Alg w Trig                                                          x   x
471101A     AP Calculus AB                         Pre Calc H or IB Math Studies                                               x
474101A     AP Statistics                          Adv Alg Trig                                                                x
                                                              NJROTC
992011H     MYP NJROTC 1 H                         Written consent of SNS1/NS1                                     x
OPEN TO
 CODE                 COURSE TITLE                                      PRE-REQUISITE
                                                                                                          09 10 11 12
992021H     MYP NJROTC 2 H                          Written consent of SNS1/NS1                               x
992031H     NJROTC 3 H                              Written consent of SNS1/NS1                                   x
992051H     NJROTC 4 H                              Written consent of SNS1/NS1                                       x
                                                         Peer Mentoring
893501H     Mentoring and Peer Leadership           Teacher/ Counselor recommendation                             x   x
                                                         Performing Arts
956121RR    MYP Beginning Mixed Chorus                                                                    x   x   x
 959101R    Intm Mix Chorus                         1 yr exp Fr/Soph                                      x   x
 966201H    Adv Mixed Chorus H                      Interm Mix, Jr/Sr                                             x   x
 953101H    Chamber Singers H                       2+ years of choir-Audition                                    x   x
 938121R    MYP Beginning Band                                                                            x   x   x
 937101R    Beg Orchestra                                                                                 x   x   x
 925101R    Percussion Band                                                                               x   x   x
 948101R    MYP Interm Band                         1 year of band                                        x   x   x   x
 985101R    Adv Band                                Interm Band or audition                               x   x   x   x
 935161H    Sound Engineering H                     Jr/Sr only                                                    x   x
 941111R    Beg Piano                                                                                     x   x   x   x
  941201    Interm Piano                            Beg piano or Instruct Approval                        x   x   x   x
 969101H    Adv Piano H                             Instruct Approval                                     x   x   x   x
 971101R    Beg Guitar                                                                                    x   x   x   x
 965101R    Music Theory                                                                                      x   x   x
 930101R    AP Music Theory                         Adv level music                                               x   x
 944101H    MYP Jazz Band H                         Audition                                              x   x   x   x
 976401A    IB SL Music II                          IB SL Music I                                                     x
                                                  Physical Education and Health
               MYP Physical Education 1 with          In-coming Freshman and ESL 4 and 5 students
992101R                                                                                                   x
                           Health                                             ONLY
992201R     MYP Physical Education 2/Driver Ed.     True Sophomores and ESL 4 and 5 students ONLY             x
990301R     Physical Ed 3                           Juniors and ESL I and II students                             x   x
990401R     Physical Ed 4                                                                                         x   x
994911R     Wellness Walking                        PE I and II                                                   x   x
985101R     Dance Fitness                           PE I and II                                                   x   x
920101R     Dance I-Fine Arts                       Jr/Sr Only                                                    x   x
920201R     Dance II-Fine Arts                      Dance 1; Sr Only                                                  x
994601R     Strength and Conditioning I             PE I and II                                                   x   x
994611R     Strength and Conditioning II            Strength and Conditioning I                                       x
Res Label   PE3/4 –Soccer                           PE I and II                                                   x   x
Res Label   PE3/4 – Basketball                      PE I and II                                                   x   x
994201H     Personal Fit/Wellness H                 C or higher in PE I and II                                    x   x
986101H     Junior Leaders H                        C or higher in PE I and II with recommendation                x
986201H     Senior Leaders H                        Junior Leaders                                                     x
994701R     Aquatics                                PE I and II                                                   x   x
                                                             Sciences
351101R     MYP Biology R                                                                                 x
351101R     MYP Biology R ESL                       ESL/Bilingual Program                                 x
353101H     MYP Biology H                           A in Math and Science – 8th grade report card         x
                                                    H Science courses; IBDP, IBCP, Course students-2 yr
351301A     IBDP SL Biology I                                                                                     x
                                                    required
351401A     IBDP SL Biology II                      IBDP SL Biology I                                                 x
                                                    H Science courses; IBDP, IBCP, Course students-2 yr
363301A     IBDP SL Physics I                                                                                     x
                                                    required
            IB SL Sports Exercise and Health        H Science courses; IBDP, IBCP, Course students-2 yr
378101A                                                                                                           x
            Science I                               required
            IB SL Sports Exercise and Health
378201A                                             IB SL Sports Exercise and Health Science I                        x
            Science II
363101R     MYP Physics R                           Biology, Adv Alg Trig                                     x   x   x
363101R     MYP Physics R ESL                       Biology, Adv Alg Trig; ESL/Bilingual Program
363101H     MYP Physics H                           Bio and Adv Alg Trig                                      x   x   x
375101R     MYP Chemistry R                         Algebra 1;Biology                                         x   x   x
375101R     MYP Chemistry R ESL                     Algebra 1; Biology; ESL/Bilingual Program                 x   x   x
OPEN TO
 CODE               COURSE TITLE                                 PRE-REQUISITE
                                                                                     09 10 11 12
375101H   MYP Chemistry H                   Algebra; Biology                             x   x   x
359101R   MYP Environmental Sci R           Biology-Jr/Sr only                               x   x
359101R   MYP Environmental Sci R ESL       ESL/Bilingual Program                        x   x   x
397101H   Intro to Robotics H               Physics                                              x
302101H   Forensic H                                                                             x
          AP Physics1
373501A                                     Physics                                          x   x
          AP Chemistry
374101A                                     Chemistry                                        x   x
376101A   AP Environmental                  Biology                                          x   x
                                                      Visual Arts
977101R   MYP Art 1                                                                  x   x   x   x
          Studio
903101H                                     MYP Art 1                                    x   x   x
          Printmaking H
921101H   Studio Draw and Paint H           MYP Art 1                                    x   x   x
904101H   Studio Sculpture H                No prerequisite: grades 11 and 12 ONLY           x   x
005101R   Textile and Fiber Arts            No prerequisite: grades 11 and 12 ONLY           x   x
                                            MYP Art 1
916101A   AP Studio Art-Drawing Portfolio                                                x   x   x
                                            MYP Art 1
905101A   AP Studio Art- 2D Design                                                       x   x   x
                                            Studio Sculpture H
905201A   AP Studio Art- 3D Design                                                           x   x
                                            MYP Art 1
977101A   IBDP HL Visual Arts I                                                              x
                                            IBDP Candidate only
977201A   IBDP HL Visual Arts II            977101A                                              x
977301A   IBDP SL Visual Arts I             IBDP and IBCP Candidate only                     x
977401A   IBDP SL Visual Arts II            977301A                                              x
NAME ______________________________________________________                                        HOMEROOM _____________

                               THS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST
Directions: Courses successfully completed are to be marked with an “X” under the appropriate semester heading.
Courses in progress are to be marked with a “/” in pencil.

                                            Semester                                                                        Semester
                                            1     2                                                                         1     2
English (4 years)                                                    Arts (any 2 of the 3 listed)
                                                                     Music
                                                                     Art or Drafting
                                                                     Drama

                                                                     Career Education (1 year)* *
Social Studies (3 years)
World Studies
United States History                                                Physical Education (2 years)
.5 elective & .5 Civics(class of 2020)                               P.E. 1/Health or NJROTC
1.0 elective (prior to class of 2020)                                P.E. 2/Driver Ed or NJROTC

Science (3 years)*                                                   Electives (3 years minimum)
**Biology
**Chemistry
**Physics
*Other lab science
    * Science credits must include bio and 4 semesters of physics, chemistry, earth/ space science or environmental (prior to class of 2020)
    **Class of 2020

Mathematics (3 years)                                                Other Requirements
Algebra                                                              Health – 20 weeks
Geometry                                                             Driver Education Classroom
Adv. Algebra/Trigonometry                                            Public Law 195
College Algebra                                                      Consumer Education
(if student has 8th grade Algebra credit)                            Civics (class of 2020)
                                                                     Exploring Comp Sci (class of 2020)
World Language (2 years – same language)
                                                                     Service Learning - 2 class based projects (class of 2020)
                                                                     Service Learning - 40 hours total (prior to class of 2020)
* *Completing any course beyond what is required for graduation fulfills this requirement.
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