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JEFCOED COURSES OFFERED AT GHS


ENGLISH

English, Grade 9                                                                                            FEE:  None

Course Code: 200005

Pre-requisites:  English Language Arts, Grade 8

Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

English, Grade 9, Advanced Level                                                               FEE:  None

Course Code: 200007

Pre-requisites: English Language Arts, Grade 8

Advanced work in reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

English, Grade 10                                                                                               FEE:  None

Course Code: 200009

Pre-requisites: English Language Arts, Grade 9

Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

English, Grade 10, Advanced Level                                                                   FEE:  None

Course Code: 200011

Pre-requisites: English Language Arts, Grade 9

Advanced work in reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

English, Grade 11                                                                                             FEE:  None

Course Code: 200013

Pre-requisites: English Language Arts, Grade 10

Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

English, Language and Composition, AP                                           FEE:  $20.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 200016

Pre-requisites: English Language Arts, Grade 10

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for English; engages students in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes; guides students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts; extensive writing of compositions.  Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

English, Grade 12                                                                                                      FEE:  None

Course Code: 200017

Pre-requisites:  English Language Arts, Grade 11

Reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.


English, Literature and Composition, AP                                             FEE:  $20.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 200020

Pre-requisites: English Language Arts, Grade 11

NOTE: FULFILLS ENGLISH CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for English; engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature from several genres and periods from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century; extensive writing of compositions. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.


MATHEMATICS


Algebra I                                                                                   FEE:  None

Course Code: 210005

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Mathematics, Grade 8, or Advanced Mathematics, Grade 7

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course builds on foundational mathematics content learned by students in Grades K-8 by expanding mathematics understanding to provide students with a strong mathematics education. This course serves as the cornerstone for all high school mathematics courses; therefore, all subsequent mathematics courses require student mastery of the Algebra I content standards. High school credit may be awarded if this course is taken in Grade 8, but students may waive the credit earned in Grade 8 and take Algebra I as the first high school math course in Grade 9. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.


Geometry                                                                                                                 FEE:  None

Course Code: 210010

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA and Algebra IB

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. The Geometry course builds on Algebra I concepts and increases students’ knowledge of shapes and their properties through geometry-based application, many of which are observable in aspects of everyday life. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

Geometry, Advanced Level                                                                                       FEE:  None

Course Code: 210012

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA and Algebra IB

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Advanced study of geometric concepts contained in the Geometry course. The Geometry course builds on Algebra I concepts and increases students’ knowledge of shapes and their properties through geometry-based application, many of which are observable in aspects of everyday life. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Algebraic Connections                                                                                                FEE:  None

Course Code: 210015

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA/IB and Geometry

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Algebraic Connections is a course designed for students who wish to increase their mathematical knowledge and skills prior to enrollment in the Algebra II course or the Algebra II with Trigonometry course.  Algebraic Connections expands upon the concepts of Algebra I and Geometry, with an emphasis on applying functions to make predictions and to calculate outcomes. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

Algebra II                                                                                                    FEE:  None

Course Code: 210016

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA/IB and Geometry

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Students are encouraged to solve problems using a variety of methods that promote the development of improved communication skills and foster a deeper understanding of mathematics. This course does not provide sufficient background to prepare students to pursue higher-level mathematics courses if taken as a terminating course in mathematics. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

Career Mathematics                                                                                            FEE:  None

Course Code: 400024

Pre-requisites: Algebra I or Algebra IA/IB, Geometry, and Algebra II with Trigonometry

A one-credit course that provides students with the foundational knowledge and processes needed to apply mathematic concepts in a career setting. Emphasis is placed on applied problems in the areas of algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. This course may be used as the fourth math credit, a substitute for Algebra II, or an elective. This course may be offered in an A/B sequence, but administrative approval is required. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

Algebra II with Trigonometry, Advanced                                                                 FEE:  None

Course Code: 210017aa

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I/Algebra A/B and Geometry

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is an advanced study of the concepts contained in the Algebra II with Trigonometry course. Algebra II with Trigonometry is a course designed to extend students’ knowledge of Algebra I with additional algebraic and trigonometric content. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Discrete Mathematics                                                                                                       FEE:  None

Course Code: 210018

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA/IB, Geometry, and Algebra II with Trigonometry

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. Discrete Mathematics expands upon the topics of matrices, combinational reasoning, counting techniques, algorithms, sequences, series, and their applications. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Precalculus, Advanced                                                                                             FEE:  None

Course Code: 210020aa

Pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Algebra I or Algebra IA/IB, Geometry, and Algebra II with Trigonometry

NOTE: FULFILLS ONE OF THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is an advanced study of the concepts contained in the Precalculus course. This course is considered to be a prerequisite for success in calculus. Algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal analyses are incorporated during investigations of the Precalculus content standards. Parametric equations, polar relations, vector operations, conic sections, and limits are introduced. Content for this course also includes an expanded study of polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, and logarithmic and exponential functions.  This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Calculus AB, AP                                                                                                   

FEE:  $20 + AP Exam fee

Course Code: 210025

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry and Precalculus.

AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. AP Calculus AB is structured around three big ideas: limit, derivatives, and integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The concept of limits is foundational; the understanding of this fundamental tool leads to the development of more advanced tools and concepts that prepared students to grasp the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, a central idea of AP Calculus. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Statistics, AP                                                                                                        

FEE:  $20 + AP Exam fee

Course Code: 210027

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry

The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one semester, introductory, non-calculus based college course in statistics. The course introduced students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.  There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.  Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Computer Science Principles, AP                                                                 

FEE:  $25 + AP Exam fee

Course Code: 520018

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Algebra II with Trigonometry

College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program for computer science; focuses on the innovative and multidisciplinary aspects of computing as well as the computational thinking practices that help students see how computing is relevant to many areas of their everyday lives; introduces students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cyber security concerns, and computing impacts. This course may be used as the fourth math credit or an elective. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.


SCIENCE

Biology                                                                                                              FEE:  None Course Code: 220011 Pre-requisites: None Biology is a required, inquiry-based course focused on providing students with foundational life science content about the patterns, processes and interactions among living organisms.  Students will look at content in the areas of structures and processes of the cell, ecosystems, heredity, and change over time of organisms. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

Advanced Biology                                                                                                   

FEE:  None or $25.00*

Course Code: 220012

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of 8th Grade Science, preferably at the advanced level

This academically challenging course includes an in-depth study of the biological sciences.  Topics include those in biology, but are taught with preparation for AP Biology in mind. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

AP Biology                                                                                                      

FEE:  $25.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 220014

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of biology and chemistry, preferably at an advanced level

This college-level course includes an advanced study of the biochemical process of life and in-depth study of molecular biology, cell physiology, genomics, genetics, etc.  Advanced laboratory experiments are an integral part of this course and may require additional time outside of the allotted class period to complete.  Some independent research is recommended and may also be required. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education in a STEM field at the two-year or four-year level.

Physical Science                                                                                                       FEE:  None

Course Code: 220051

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology, any level

This course will satisfy the physical science requirement needed for graduation.  This is conceptual, inquiry-based course that provides students with an investigation of the basic concepts of chemistry and physics.  Content standards covered in this course include matter and its interactions, forces and motion, energy and waves.  This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.  

Chemistry

FEE:  $25.00

Course Code: 220061

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology, any level

This course will satisfy the physical science requirement needed for graduation.  This is mathematics-heavy course that applies mathematical concepts to chemical interactions.  Content standards covered in this course include matter and its interactions, energy transformations, changes in matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometric calculations, etc.  This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.  

Advanced Chemistry                                                                                                        FEE:  $25.00

Course Code: 220061

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of biology, preferably at the advanced level

This academically challenging course is designed to prepare students for success in AP Chemistry.  This course is an in-depth study of those topics in Chemistry and will also include introduction of equilibrium, redox reactions nuclear chemistry and electrochemistry, to name a few. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

AP Chemistry                                                                                                

FEE:  $25.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 220064

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of biology and chemistry, preferably at the advanced level. Students should also have successfully completed Algebra II and be concurrently enrolled in Precalculus.

This is a college-level course that includes advanced studies in chemical interactions.  This course is designed for the academically talented student who is considering a degree in science, engineering or medicine.  It involves complex material and stresses problem-solving.  Advanced laboratory experiments are an integral part of this course and may require additional time outside of the allotted class period to complete.  Some independent research is recommended and may also be required. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education in a STEM field at the two-year or four-year level.

Environmental Science                                                                                         

FEE:  None or $25.00*

Course Code: 220029

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology and chemistry/physical science, any level

Environmental Science is a course that introduces students to a broad view of the biosphere and the physical parameters that affect it.  This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.  

AP Environmental Science                                                                       

FEE:  $25.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 220032

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of biology and chemistry, preferably at the advanced level

The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and to examine the alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.  Advanced laboratory experiments are an integral part of this course and may require additional time outside of the allotted class period to complete.  Some independent research is recommended and may also be required. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education in a STEM field at the two-year or four-year level.

Earth and Space Science                                                                                      

FEE:  None or $25.00*

Course Code: 220081

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology and chemistry/physical science

This course provides a depth of conceptual understanding to adequately prepare students for college, career and citizenship with an appropriate level of scientific literacy.  Content areas covered include: Earth’s place in the universe, which includes the solar system, history of the planet the universe and stars; Earth’s systems, which includes plate tectonics, the role of water in surface processes, weather and climate and biogeology. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.  

Human Anatomy and Physiology                                                                         

FEE: None or $25.00*

Course Code: 220026

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology and chemistry/physical science

This course is designed to address the structure and function of human body systems from the cellular level to the organism level.  This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.  

 

Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology                                                     

FEE: None or $25.00*

Course Code: 220027

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology and chemistry/physical science, preferably at the advanced level

This course is for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in nursing, medicine or health related sciences.  It is designed to address the structure and function of human body systems from the cellular level to the organism level This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

 

AP Physics 1                                                                                                  

FEE:  $25.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 220057

Pre-requisites: Completion of biology and chemistry, preferably at the advanced level. Successful completion of Advanced Level Geometry and concurrently enrolled in Advanced Algebra II with Trig.

This course will satisfy the physical science requirement for graduation.  This is an algebra-based, introductory college level physics course.  Students will explore principles of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.  Advanced laboratory experiments are an integral part of this course and may require additional time outside of the allotted class period to complete.  Some independent research is recommended and may also be required. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education in a STEM field at the two-year or four-year level.


SOCIAL SCIENCES


World History: 1500 to Present                                                                                 FEE:  None

Course Code: 230013

Pre-requisites: None

Chronological history of the world: the emergence of a global age; the Age of Revolutions; the Age of Isms; era of global war; the world from 1500 to present. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

World History: 1500 to Present Advanced Level

FEE:  None

Course Code: 230015

Pre-requisites: None

Advanced work in chronological history of the world: the emergence of a global age; the Age of Revolutions; the Age of Isms; era of global war; the world from 1500 to present. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

 

United States History I:  Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution                             

FEE:  None

Course Code: 230016

Pre-requisites: None

Chronological survey of major events and issues: colonization; American Revolution; development of political system and distinct culture; slavery; reform movements; sectionalism; Civil War; Reconstruction; Alabama's history and geographic changes that have influenced aspects of life during and after events. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

AP US History I:  Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution                                     FEE:  $20.00

Course Code: 230018aa

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of world history, preferably at the advanced level

This course focuses on the development of historical thinking skills (chronological reasoning, comparing and contextualizing, crafting historical arguments using historical evidence, and interpreting and synthesizing historical narrative) and the development of students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the early industrial movement. Students are expected, but not required, to take the AP US History II course. The AP Exam is taken at the end of the AP US History II course. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

United States History II:  The Industrial Revolution to the Present                           FEE:  None

Course Code: 230019

Pre-requisites: None

Chronological survey of major events and issues: industrialization; Progressivism; foreign policy; World War I; the Great Depression; World War II; post-war United States; contemporary United States; Alabama's history and geographic changes that have influenced aspects of life during and after events

AP US History II                                                                                          

FEE:  $20.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 230022ab

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of AP US History I

This course focuses on the development of historical thinking skills (chronological reasoning, comparing and contextualizing, crafting historical arguments using historical evidence, and interpreting and synthesizing historical narrative) and the development of students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1890 to the present. This course is not recommended for students who have not completed AP US History I. The AP Exam is taken at the end of the AP US History II course. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

 

United States Government (.5 Credit)

FEE:  None

Course Code: 230041

Pre-requisites: None

Origins, functions, and branches of U. S. government; representative democracy; federalism; political/civic life; analysis of Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other relevant documents; foreign policy. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options

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AP United States Government and Politics                                         

FEE:  $20.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 230047

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of US History I and US History II, preferably at the advanced level

AP United States Government and Politics introduces students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the United States.  The course examines politically significant concepts and themes, through which students learn to apply disciplinary reasoning assess causes and consequences of political events, and interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Economics (.5 credit)                                                                                               FEE:  None

Course Code: 230051

Pre-requisites: None

Basic elements of economics; comparative economic systems and economic theories; role of the consumer; business and labor issues; functions of government; structure of U. S. banking system; role of Federal Reserve Bank. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES


French I  

FEE:  20.00

Course Code: 270023

Pre-requisites: None

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to simple directions, expressions of courtesy, and questions related to daily routines; reading and writing skills including words and phrases used in basic situational contexts; beginning understanding of French-speaking cultures

 

French II

FEE:  20.00

Course Code: 270024

Pre-requisites: French I

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to a variety of directions, commands, and questions related to personal preferences; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of French-speaking cultures

 

French III

FEE:  20.00

Course Code: 270025

Pre-requisites: French II

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; paraphrasing, explaining, and giving cause; interpreting main ideas and supporting details from authentic texts; creating presentations; increased understanding of French-speaking cultures

French IV

FEE:  20.00

Course Code: 270026

Pre-requisites: French III

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; proposing and supporting solutions to issues and problems; interpreting authentic prose and poetry selections; creating literary compositions; extensive understanding of French-speaking cultures


Spanish I  

FEE:  $20.00

Course Code: 270153

Pre-requisites: None

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to simple directions, expressions of courtesy, and questions related to daily routines; reading and writing skills including words and phrases used in basic situational contexts; beginning understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pr

Spanish II

FEE:  $20.00

Course Code: 270154

Pre-requisites: Spanish I

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to directions, commands, and questions; reading with comprehension main ideas from simple texts; writing with comprehension short presentations; further understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures

Spanish III

FEE:  $20.00

Course Code: 270155

Pre-requisites: Spanish II

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; paraphrasing, explaining, and giving cause; interpreting main ideas and supporting details from authentic texts; creating presentations; increased understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures

                                                                                                                                       

Spanish IV                                                                                             FEE:  $20.00

Course Code: 270156

Prequisites: Spanish III

Listening and speaking skills including understanding and responding to factual and interpretive questions; proposing and supporting solutions to issues and problems; interpreting authentic prose and poetry selections; creating compositions; extensive understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures

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ELECTIVES


  • English Electives

Literature, Mythology and Fable FEE:  None Course Code: 200026 Pre-requisites: None Study of Greece and Rome; Egypt and Mesopotamia; China, Japan, and India; mythologies and fables. NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.                                                                                           

Creative Writing (1.0 Credit)

FEE:  None

Course Code: 200033

Pre-requisites: None

Composing poetry, short stories, and critical responses. NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

 

Speech I

FEE:  $25.00

Course Code: 200043

Pre-requisites: None

Oral reading; children's literature; delivering, selecting, organizing speeches; persuasion; poise and verbal skills. NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.


Journalism I

FEE:  None

Course Code: 200051

Pre-requisites: None

Newspaper study; newspaper production; news information gathering; proofreading; journalistic writing. NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

 

Journalism II                                                                                                 FEE:  None

Course Code: 200052

Pre-requisites: Journalism I

Advanced newspaper work; laboratory course; layout, in-depth editing, publishing, finance. NOTE: DOES NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.


  • Social Science Electives

Psychology                                                                                                        FEE:  None Course Code: 230071 Pre-requisites: None History of psychological inquiry; methods of scientific research; human development; sensation and perception; motivation and emotion; states of consciousness; social psychology, cognition; intelligence and assessment; personality theories; stress; mental disorders and treatments. This course does not fulfill any of the four social studies credits required for graduation. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

 

Psychology, AP                                                                                                

FEE: $20.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 230072

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of biology and chemistry, preferably at the advanced level

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.  While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas. This course does not fulfill any of the four social studies credits required for graduation. Students who take this course are expected to take the AP Exam in May. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.

Street Law                                                                                                        FEE:  None

Course Code: 230032aa

Pre-requisites: Grades 10-12

A course in practical law.  It includes an overview of Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice, Torts, Consumer and Housing laws, Family, Law and Individual Rights and Liberties. This course does not fulfill any of the four social studies credits required for graduation. Textbook or ancillary materials are not provided for this course. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

History of America in Film                                                                               FEE:  None

Course Code: 802209aa

Pre-requisites: None

History of America traced through film. This course does not fulfill any of the four social studies credits required for graduation. Textbook or ancillary materials are not provided for this course. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.

Holocaust Studies                                                                                                  FEE:  None

Course Code: 230032ac

Pre-requisites: None

History of Judaism and rise of Nazism; early days of Holocaust, height of Holocaust, aftermath of Holocaust. This course does not fulfill any of the four social studies credits required for graduation. Textbook or ancillary materials are not provided for this course. This course is appropriate for students interested in a wide range of postsecondary options.


FINE ARTS

Art


Art Appreciation                                                                                          Fee: None

Course Code: 280099

Prerequisite: None

Art history; aesthetics; criticism; analysis; interpretation

Visual Arts 1  

Fee: $40.00

Course Code: 280093

Prerequisite: None

Create; produce; elements and principals of design; two-and three- dimensional techniques and media; art history; art vocabulary; aesthetics; criticism; solution of art problems to communicate ideas; safety issues with handling and storage of materials

Visual Arts II

Fee: $40.00

Course Code: 280094

Prerequisite: Visual Arts I or approval of the instructor

Create; visual relationships; problem solve using a variety of media and techniques; elements and principles of design; aesthetics; criticism; art history; art vocabulary; evaluation of artwork; interdisciplinary connections.

Visual Arts III                                                                                           Fee: $40.00

Course Code: 280095

Prerequisite: Visual Arts II or approval of the instructor

Create; problem solve; utilize variety of media and techniques; communicate concepts, emotions, intentions; elements and principles of design; technology; independent research; self-directed sketchbook; critical analysis; aesthetics; art history; interdisciplinary connections.

Visual Arts IV                                                                                                              Fee: $40.00

Course Code: 280096

Prerequisite: Visual Arts III or approval of the instructor

Advance level of art production in a variety of media; portfolio production; thematically related body of work; self-evaluation; documentation; preparation and exhibition of artwork; aesthetics; criticism and art history; interpretation; architectural studies; interdisciplinary connections.

2-D Art Fee: $40.00

Course Code: 280097

Prerequisite: None

Two-dimensional design; problem-solving using a variety of media and techniques; elements and principles of design; aesthetics; criticism and art history; evaluation or artwork.

Photography

Fee: $40.00

Course Code: 280100

Prerequisite: None

Elements and principles of design; aesthetics; criticism; art/photography history; evaluation of artwork; proper care and storage of photography supplies; integration of appropriate media and techniques; communication of ideas; solution of artistic problems; use of technology.

 

Studio Art Drawing, AP                                                                               

Fee: $40.00 + AP Exam Fee

Course Code: 280102

Prerequisite: None

College-level advanced course approved by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program for art; portfolio production; demonstrate mastery of drawing in concept, composition, and execution; develop a body of work investigating a visual idea in drawing; variety of concepts and approaches in drawing; documentation. Students who take this course are expected to complete the AP Exam portfolio according to the calendar set by the instructor. Students may be eligible for college credit with a qualifying score on the AP Exam. This course is encouraged for students interested in pursuing postsecondary education at the two-year or four-year level.



Dance

Dance I                                                                                                                  Fee: $25.00 Course Code: 280011 PREREQUISITE: None Elements of dance and movement—time, space, and energy; movement safety; analyze and solve movement problems; improvisation; dance compositions; integrated studies; criticism; history

Dance II

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280012

PREREQUISITE: DANCE LEVEL I OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Continuation of elements of movement and dance—time, space, and energy—as compositional components; technical and perception skills; awareness and analysis of movement sequences; spontaneous creation, critical evaluations; understanding of basic concept

Dance III   

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280013

PREREQUISITE: DANCE LEVEL II OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Continuation of elements of movement and dance—time, space, and energy; utilize technology as a tool in compositional problem solving; choreograph; perform; evaluate; analyze; history



Instrumental Music

Marching Band 1                                                                                             Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039ai

PREREQUISITE: NONE

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

Marching Band 2                                                                                               Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039ae

PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

Marching Band 3                                                                                                  Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039af

PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

Marching Band 4                                                                                           Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039ak                                                PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

Concert Band 1

Fee: $50.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

 

Concert Band 2

Fee: $50.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

 

Concert Band 3

Fee: $50.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

 

Concert Band 4

Fee: $50.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: None

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

 

Jazz Band 1

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039ah

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Permission Only

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

 

Jazz Band 2

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Permission Only

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

Jazz Band 3

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Permission Only

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.

Jazz Band 4

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280039

PREREQUISITE: Teacher Permission Only

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble.


Band Auxiliary

Fee: $50.00

Course Code: 802208

PREREQUISITE: Selection based on a tryout

Non-academic, supervised activity, e.g., dance team, marching band, cheerleading, competitive athletic teams.

                                                                                                                            



Choral Music

Vocal Level I

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280051

PREREQUISITE: None

Sing; sight-sing unison literature; perform; improvise; create; identify musical compositions, composers, and musical styles; listen; compare; analyze, critique; rhythmic dictation; elements of music; key signatures.

Vocal Level II                                                                                                            Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280053

PREREQUISITE: VOCAL LEVEL I OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Sing varied repertoire; sight-sing two- and three-part literature; embellish melodies; perform; analyze, critique; melodic dictation; elements of music; key signatures; history.

Vocal Level III                                                                                                           Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280055

PREREQUISITE: VOCAL LEVEL II OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Sing varied repertoire; sight-sing four-part literature; improvise harmonies; perform; analyze, critique; melodic dictation; elements of music; key signatures; history; minor scales.

Vocal Level IV                                                                                                        Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280057

PREREQUISITE: VOCAL LEVEL III OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Sing varied repertoire; sight-sing multipart literature; improvise vocally; perform; analyze, critique; circle of fifths; history; minor scales.

Vocal Ensemble                                                                                                          Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280059

PREREQUISITE: APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Madrigal singers; concert chorale; a cappella choir; mixed chorus ensembles


Theatre

Theater Level 1                                                                                                          Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280071

PREREQUISITE: None

Produce; respond to productions; vocal, kinesthetic, emotional, analytical, and intellectual elements; dramatic structure; acting process; collaborative nature of a theatrical production and role of production staff; theatre history; theatre vocabulary; aesthetics; evaluating artistic choices

Theater Level 2                                                                                                  Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280072

PREREQUISITE: THEATRE LEVEL I OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Produce; character development; script analysis; collaboration; role of technical theatre; self-evaluation; legal and ethical issues; theatre history; concepts of theatre; elements of theatre; styles of performance; stage combat; improvisation; playwriting; technology.

Theater Level 3                                                                                                          Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280073

PREREQUISITE: THEATRE LEVEL II OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Create; improvisation; write scripts, direct, perform; theatre history; theatre vocabulary; aesthetics; criticism; characterization; analysis; interpretation; technical work; technology; compare fundamental elements used for communication with other art forms.

Theater Level 4                                                                                                          Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280074

PREREQUISITE: THEATRE LEVEL III OR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Advance level of script writing; directing; performing; creating; interpreting; analyzing; history; playwrights; multimedia production; modern technology; career options

Theatre Production                                                                                                    Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 280076

PREREQUISITE: Theatre Level III or above and approval of the instructor

Set design; construction; makeup; costumes; stage lighting; scene cutting; overview of production process



Physical Education, Health, & Driver’s Education

Health (.5 credit)

Fee: None

Course Code: 250002

PREREQUISITE: None

Develops skill for accessing personal health information. Students may earn this credit by taking Foundations of Health Science (Career Technical Education course).

 

Driver and Traffic Safety Education (.5 credit)                                                          

Fee: None

Course Code: 290001

PREREQUISITE: None

Safe driving theory; in class study; driving hazards; boating safety; behind the wheel experience; safety practices

Lifelong Individualized Fitness Education (LIFE)                                                   

Fee: None

Course Code: 240002

PREREQUISITE: None

NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY COURSE THAT FULFILLS THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Individualized fitness plan for lifetime fitness


Fitness and Conditioning   

Fee: None

Course Code: 240014

Prerequisite: LIFE PE

Aerobics (aerobic exercise, step aerobics); Pilates; Self-defense; Weight training (body conditioning, cross training, circuit training); Zumba; Spinning

 


Athletic team-based physical education courses are available for the following sports:


Sport

Course Code

Baseball I

240017

Baseball II

240018

Baseball III

240019

Baseball IV

240020

Basketball I (boys)

240021

Basketball II (boys)

240022

Basketball III (boys)

240023

Basketball IV (boys)

240024

Basketball I (girls)

240021

Basketball II (girls)

240022

Basketball III (girls)

240023

Basketball IV (girls)

240024


Cheerleading I

240025

Cheerleading II

240026

Cheerleading III

240027

Cheerleading IV

240028


Football I

240033

Football II

240034

Football III

240035

Football IV

240036


Softball I

240045

Softball II

240046

Softball III

240047

Softball IV

240048


Volleyball I

240061

Volleyball II

240062

Volleyball III

240063

Volleyball IV

240064

Wrestling I

240065

Wrestling II

240066

Wrestling III

240067

Wrestling IV

240068







CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) COURSES


Career Preparedness (1 credit)

Fee: None

Course Code: 400025

PREREQUISITE: None

A one-credit course that is taught in Grades 9-12. The course prepares students with content knowledge and skills in the areas of career development and academic planning, computer skill application, and financial literacy. Also, this course is designed to meet the required 20-hour online experience.

 

Career Preparedness B (half credit)

Fee: None

Course Code: 400027

PREREQUISITE: Career Preparedness A

NOTE: BOTH CAREER PREPAREDNESS A AND CAREER PREPAREDNESS B MUST BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR THIS COURSE. A one-half credit course that is taught in grades 9-12. The course prepares students with knowledge and skills in the areas of career development and academic planning and financial literacy. The required 20-hour online experience can be met by successful completion of both Career Preparedness A and Career Preparedness B.

 

Cooperative Education (First Credit)                                                      

Fee: None

Course Code: 400122

Prerequisite: At least one CTE course, any cluster

A one-credit work-based experience requiring a minimum of 140 continuous and successful hours of employment performed under the supervision of a workplace mentor and the work-based learning/cooperative education coordinator.

NOTE: For students earning more than one credit in Cooperative Education, please use the following course codes for subsequent credits earned:

Cooperative Education (Second Credit) – 400133

Cooperative Education (Third Credit) – 400144

Cooperative Education (Fourth Credit) – 400212



CAREER CLUSTERS


Architecture and Construction Education


Drafting Design


INTRODUCTION TO DRAFTING

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 410005

Pre-requisites: None

A one-credit course designed to provide students with instruction and experiences in computer-aided drafting (CAD) functions and techniques using CAD software applications.

 

INTERMEDIATE DRAFTING Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 430010

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Drafting

A one-credit course designed to further the development of students’ knowledge regarding the use of advanced drafting design practices and procedures.

 

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID MODEL DESIGN I

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 430016

Pre-requisites: Intermediate Drafting Design

A one-credit course intended to introduce students to three-dimensional modeling utilizing three-dimensional capabilities of CAD software.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOLID MODEL DESIGN II

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 430017

Pre-requisites: Three-Dimensional Solid Model Design I

A one-credit course intended for advanced students in three-dimensional (3-D) design modeling.

SENIOR CAREER PATHWAY PROJECT – ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION Fee: None

Course Code: 430129

Pre-requisites: Three-Dimensional Solid Model Design II

NOTE: In order to take a Senior Career Pathway Project course, a student must have taken an appropriate number of courses in the pathway.

A one-credit course designed for students who have completed a minimum of two career and technical education courses to select an area of interest; engage in in-depth exploration of the area; employ problem-solving, decision-making, and independent learning skills; and present a culminating pathway project before a selected audience.

Welding

 

NCCER WELDING 1 Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 432901

Pre-requisites: Architecture, Construction, and Management

This is the first of 4 required one-credit courses in the Welding Technologies Pathway. It is designed to complete all core requirements for NCCER Core credentialing and to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills emphasizing use of hand tools, power tools, welding theory and practice for use in the manufacturing and construction industry. This entry-level course is required for NCCER Welding Level I credentialing and may be taken as one of the optional technical courses with credit applied to the Industrial Maintenance Technology area.

 

NCCER WELDING 2 Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 432902

Pre-requisites: NCCER Welding 1                                                                                                                This is the second of 4 required one-credit courses in the welding Technologies pathway. Topics include: basic shielded metal arc welding, blueprint reading, weld symbols and joint identification and print reading. Emphasis is placed on fundamental knowledge guided practice and NCCER Welding Level I requirements.

 

NCCER WELDING 3 Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 432903

Pre-requisites: NCCER Welding 2                                                                                                                    This is the third of 4 required one-credit courses in the Welding Technologies pathway. It is designed to provide students with theory, practice, and skills development. Emphasis is placed on application and operation of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment in the vertical, 3-F and overhead, 4-F positions leading to NCCER Welding Level I Credentialing.


NCCER WELDING 4 Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 432904

Pre-requisites: NCCER Welding 3

This is the fourth of 4 required one-credit courses in the Welding Technologies pathway. It is designed to provide students with additional practice, and skills development. Emphasis is placed on application and operation of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment and mastery in the vertical, 3-F and overhead, 4-F positions leading to NCCER Welding Level I Credentialing and AWS Plate certification.

SENIOR CAREER PATHWAY PROJECT – ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION Fee: None

Course Code: 430129

Pre-requisites: NCCER Welding 4

NOTE: In order to take a Senior Career Pathway Project course, a student must have taken an appropriate number of courses in the pathway.

A one-credit course designed for students who have completed a minimum of two career and technical education courses to select an area of interest; engage in in-depth exploration of the area; employ problem-solving, decision-making, and independent learning skills; and present a culminating pathway project before a selected audience.



Arts, A/V, & Communications


Advertising Design


INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING DESIGN  

Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 440031

Pre-requisites: None

A one-credit course that provides students with instruction and experiences in an advertising design laboratory and studio environment.

 


DIGITAL DESIGN                                                                                             Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 440032

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Advertising Design or an equivalent visual arts credit

A one-credit course that provides students with hands-on experiences including computer operations, applications and procedures, type styles, desktop publishing, layout and design techniques, mechanical production files, formats, and workplace-related technology.

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION                                                                       Fee: $25.00

Course Code: 440033

Pre-requisites: Digital Design

A one-credit course that provides students with experiences and instruction in object and information design.