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Olentangy Liberty High School

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English

Business

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Phys. Ed.

Industrial Technology

Math

Off-site Programs

Performing Arts

World Languages

Visual Arts

Social Studies

Science

Business

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Yearlong Course

Accounting

Business Foundations

Business Tech

Personal Finance

Professional Communication Strategies

International Business

Semester Courses

Description:

Accounting

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

Accounting is designed for students who have a variety of career objectives. The student learns about basic financial business records and how to use those records to help make sound business decisions. Topics covered include the accounting equation, transaction analysis, steps in the accounting cycle, preparing and analyzing financial statements, and payroll records for various types of businesses. Accounting is called the “language of business” and anyone who has career objectives in business should have a basic understanding of this language.

Description:

Entrepreneurship

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

Entrepreneurship is a full-year course offering an authentic experience as students build a business. They develop their own product or service startup to gain investment funds in a final shark-tank style pitch event. Entrepreneurs and industry experts serve as mentors guiding student teams through the processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving. Students leave the course having completed a Business Model Canvas, competitive analysis, financial model, minimum viable product, pitch deck, future communications plan, and future funding plan.

Description:

International Business

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None


The International Business class is designed to provide student with a basic understanding of international business in our free enterprise economy. Students will look at the impact of cultural differences, methods of doing business in other countries, the role of trade agreements and organizations, and various marketing strategies related to doing business internationally.

Description:

Business Foundations

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This is the first course for the Business and Administrative Services, Finance and Marketing career fields. It introduces students to specializations within the three career fields. Students will obtain knowledge and skills in fundamental business activities. They will acquire knowledge of business processes, economics and entrepreneurship. Students will use technology to synthesize and share business information. Employability skills, leadership and communications and business financial literacy will be addressed.

Description:

Professional Communication Strategies

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

Students will learn to collaborate in teams, solve problems, gather information and use technology to communicate effectively utilizing software, e-mail, multimedia, and the Internet. Writing, listening, speaking, computing, research, and critical thinking skills will be refined to help prepare students for career success in the professional work environment.

Description:

Personal Finance

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to teach students the essential concepts of personal finances and to give them a lifetime program of successful money management. Students will learn a number of financial strategies, including: banking; budgeting; savings; purchasing cars, house and insurance; investing; how to handle credit and debt; and philanthropy.

Description:

Business Tech

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This comprehensive course will acquaint students with the capabilities of various software programs used in businesses and by college students today. Students will learn core skills in the Microsoft Office software suite and apply them to simulations that reflect real world applications such as letters, forms, and publications, spreadsheets that incorporate formulas and graphs, and quality presentations that integrate text, graphics, and special effects. Students will also have an opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification through additional advanced independent study projects.

Is Marketing a Class for YOU?

Credit: 1 Elective (potential for 1.5) Grade: 11,12 Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Application Process


  • DECA is part of Marketing----business co-curricular club for students interested in careers in business, management or entrepreneurship. Co-curricular meaning you must be in the class AND in the club.
  • Class—Called Marketing Applications---
    • The class is PROJECT oriented- work with a group on a project of your choosing!
    • Minimal “traditional” learning, more individually driven, project based learning
    • To sign up for the class you must APPLY to be in the program by January 21, there are limited seats!

How big is DECA? There are over 200,000 high school students WORLDwide in DECA and more than 5,000 members in Ohio DECA

IN Marketing & DECA, some of the things we do are:
  • Run the school store including spirit wear for special events
  • Develop marketing/advertising plans
  • Conduct marketing research for real businesses
  • Create promotional plans for our store, events, other businesses
  • Conduct Public Relations Campaigns: get on the NEWS, RADIO, and in NEWSPAPER!
  • Donate to great charities such as The Ronald McDonald House of Central OH
  • Host community events like the BLACK OUT, PowderPuff, Father/Daughter Dance, etc
  • Learn a lot without even knowing you’re learning! J
  • Compete at the local, state and International level!!
  • TRAVEL! For field trips of course, and big trips for international qualifiers
  • Liberty DECA is very successful in competition, and it’s always good to be a part of a winning team!


English

Bible as Literature

Semester Courses

CP English 9

Films as Literature

Advanced Newspaper

CP English 10

Interdisciplinary Studies 9

Interdisciplinary Studies 10

Mythology

Broadcast & Video

AP Language/Comp

AP Seminar

Honors CP English 9

Honors CP English 10

CP English 11

CP English 12

AP Literature/Comp

Yearlong Courses

College Survival Skills

Creative Writing

Speech

Etymology

AP Research

Introduction to Journalism

Yearbook Journalism

Description:

CP English 9

Credit: 1 English Grade: 9 Fee: No Prerequisite: None


This course introduces freshmen to high school-level literacy study. Reading instruction includes strategies to comprehend and analyze features of fiction and non-fiction through study of varieties of genres representing different authors and cultures. Students will apply the reading process to achieve a deeper understanding of authors’ purposes and to analyze literary and rhetorical elements of texts. Writing instruction includes development of skills in pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Students will write narrative, expository, and persuasive compositions as well as informal and functional assignments. Instruction will also focus on acquisition of vocabulary and writing conventions skills. Students will be introduced to research skills and resources and will develop communication skills that include listening and speaking strategies.

Description:

CP English 10

Credit: 1 English Grade: 10
Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course continues study of literacy skills begun at the freshman level, utilizing literature and more advanced writing. Reading instruction continues building comprehension and analytical skills for varieties of fiction and non-fiction genres. Students will evaluate literary and rhetorical techniques used to develop authors’ purposes, with special focus placed on recognizing and developing persuasive techniques in both reading and writing assignments. Students will develop arguments through speaking and writing applications, continuing to take compositions through prewriting, drafting,
revising, editing, and publishing phases of the writing process. They will also continue to develop skills in using writing conventions and building vocabulary. The course will focus on using the research process to develop a research paper and/or presentation.

Description:

Honors CP English 9

Credit: 1 English Grade: 9

Fee: No Prerequisite: Teacher
Recommendation

The Honors College Prep English 9 course includes the same curriculum as the College Prep English 9 course. The instruction of this curriculum may be delivered via an accelerated interdisciplinary approach or by a traditional departmentalized format. Each will incorporate various forms of enrichment depending on the strengths associated with each instructor and building.

Description:

Honors CP English 10

Credit: 1 English Grade: 10

Fee: No Prerequisite: Teacher
Recommendation

The Honors College Prep English 10 course includes the same curriculum as the College Prep English 10 course. The instruction of this curriculum may be delivered via an accelerated interdisciplinary approach or by a traditional departmentalized format. Each will incorporate various forms of enrichment depending on the strengths associated with each instructor and building.

Description:

Interdisciplinary Studies 10

Credit: 1 English & 1 Social Studies Grade: 10

Fee: No Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

Interdisciplinary Studies encourages students to appreciate the richness and diversity of the United States by exploring its culture from a multitude of perspectives. Through a project-based approach of Honors English 10 students will use(novels, films, poems, primary source documents, short stories, and others) to integrate the English and Social Studies disciplines into a unique honors experience. Honors US History students will use an inquiry-based approach using (political science, economics & psychology) to better understand the “logic” behind history’s actions and literature’s message. Learning activities will include reading, research, composition, reflection, and oral presentation, in both individual and collaborative modes. Interdisciplinary Studies is a team-taught, double-period course. Students should expect to complete daily homework equivalent to two honors courses, and as teachers seek to create an integrated experience for students, many assessments will be common between the two disciplines.

English

SS

Description:

Interdisciplinary Studies 9

Credit: 1 English & 1 Social Studies Grade: 9

Fee: No Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

This class teaches Honors World History and Honors English 9 in a co-taught, block scheduled classroom environment. The course requires students to have a B+ average or higher in history and english, strong reading and writing skills, the ability to analyze and think critically, and an interest in project based learning and cooperative group work. Students should be motivated and organized and ready to participate.


English

SS

Description:

CP English 11

Credit: 1 English Grade: 11

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

CP English 11 is a rigorous study of mostly American Literature, but more importantly, it is a course where you will develop literacy skills necessary for success in life-- stretching further beyond formal academia. In this class, you will be asked to read, listen, write, speak, and think—deeply, carefully, and critically about a variety of issues. A prominent focus of the American Lit. curriculum is to evaluate the beliefs and arguments that surround what it means to be an American. Also, we will read a variety of texts—fiction and non-fiction—that will stretch our critical thinking skills. The goal of this class is to make all who enter more informed citizens of America, well versed in some of the pivotal texts of our country, as well as aware of our own identities and how our identities impact our choices.

Description:

CP English 12

Credit: 1 English Grade: 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for college-bound seniors and focuses on intensive building of literacy, writing, and critical thinking skills. Reading instruction continues building higher-level comprehension and analytical skills of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students may analyze characteristics of a variety of genres. They will also continue study of literary and rhetorical techniques writers use to achieve purpose. Writing instruction focuses on a variety of strategies to take compositions through stages of the writing process, and writing assignments focus heavily on interpretive, analytical, persuasive and evaluative responses to literature, as well as personal, responsive, and functional writing assignments. Students will complete an extensive research project. Study of writing conventions, vocabulary, and communication strategies will continue. This writing intensive course is supported by an array of fiction and non-fiction texts.

Description:

AP English Literature/Comp

Credit: 1 English Grade: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B+” or higher in CP English 10 or a “B-” or higher in Interdisciplinary Studies English 10 & Teacher Recommendation

This course is designed to match the rigor and depth of an introductory college-level English literature course.
1. Students will develop and use sophisticated reading skills to experience, interpret, and evaluate complex literary works from various genres. Students will develop a specialized college-level critical vocabulary for the analysis and evaluation of themes and stylistic and literary techniques found in complex texts.
2. These skills will then be evaluated through written analysis and discussion. Writing situations will consist of both multi-draft essays and in-class writing prompts that mirror AP testing conditions. The course entails much reading and writing. Students may be expected to purchase other books during the
school year.

Description:


AP Language & Composition

Credit: 1 English Grade: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: A “B+” or higher in CP English 11 or a “B-” or higher in AP English Literature & Teacher Recommendation

AP English Language & Composition is a college-level class that examines rhetoric, which is the formal way of saying choices writers make to achieve their purposes. Students will apply those concepts to their own writing and reading work. Nonfiction texts create the focus for writing and reading, but that doesn’t translate to students reading dry, boring pieces. Successful students will build on prior English instruction, their overall education, and attention to current events in order to become refined thinkers, better writers, and more effective readers who can transfer those understandings onto the page in their own writing.
Writing focuses on creating self- awareness of students’ own writing choices through informal and formal writing such as journals; expressive, argumentative, and synthesized research pieces, including writing backed by research; and timed AP practice writing. The AP Lang exam focuses on analysis of and writing about nonfiction texts, including letters, speeches, essays, and other nonfiction prose, which represents the major difference between AP Lang & AP Literature.

Description:

AP Seminar

Credit: 1 English Grade: 11, 12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: "B+” or higher in CP English 10 or a “B-” or higher in Interdisciplinary Studies English 10 & Teacher Recommendation

The first course in the AP Capstone experience and an English core credit in OLSD, is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments. AP Seminar is a pre-requisite for AP Research as per College Board. If students choose to continue on to AP Research, they have the opportunity to earn the AP Capstone Certificate or the AP Capstone Diploma distinction on their transcript.

Description:

AP Research

Credit: 1 Elective Grade: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: AP Seminar & Teacher Recommendation

The second course in the AP Capstone experience and an English elective credit in OLSD, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000 – 5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense. AP Seminar is a pre-requisite for AP Research as per College Board. This course does not fulfill a required English credit.

Description:

Speech

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This semester course will expose students to a wide variety of public speaking experiences. Communication concepts such as discussion, public speaking modes, research, and delivery of speeches allow the student a full exposure to the speaking and listening process and the opportunity to develop speaking skills and strategies. Instruction will also focus on the finding, synthesizing, and documentation of research into speeches. All students will participate in the presentation and delivery of impromptu, extemporaneous, and prepared material.

Description:

Film as Literature

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 11, 12 Fee: No Prerequisite: None



We will learn about storytelling, one of humankind’s oldest art forms, through film, one of our newest art forms. We analyze film-making to appreciate the artistry of how the director, cinematographer, film editor, music scorer, production designer and art director work together to convey story and theme. The films become our visual texts!

Previously British Literature through Film

Description:

College Survival Skills

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This semester course is designed for college-bound students who want to broaden their awareness of a range of problemsolving skills relevant to success in college. Students will be exposed to a wide range of issues designed to raise awareness and build skills for success in college, such as reading and comprehension skills, skimming, scanning, previewing, vocabulary development, concentration, time management, listening, discussion, note-taking and study and test-taking skills. Strong emphasis is also placed on college selection and applications, scheduling, campus safety and other subjects related to college life.

Description:

Etymology

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on identification, evaluation, and synthesis of words essential for assessments such as the ACT and SAT. Students will learn and effectively use college-level vocabulary and demonstrate a range of strategies to elaborate
and explain word meanings, as well as integrate new vocabulary into written assignments and class discussions. Students will also learn the relevance of advanced vocabulary in current written context.

Description:

Mythology

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

Mythology is a fun course filled with collections of great myths and stories from around the world. Students in the class will learn how most stories fit into four thematic windows and how people from around the world and throughout time have similar beliefs and ideas. The cultures/ mythologies covered may include Greek and Roman, Babylonian, Egyptian, the Far East and Pacific, Norse, Celtic, African, American, Native American, and Britain. The class will explore the historical information of each culture and its connections to its stories. Students will learn how the stories have impacted the world we live in today. Frequent movies and group activities make the culture and stories come alive. If class time is used wisely, limited out of class work will need to be done.

Description:

World Mythology

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12
Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on analyzing and evaluating the three major themes of mythology using myths from various cultures around the world. Readings may include myths from Babylonian, Egyptian, Eastern, Pacific, Norse, Celtic, African,
American, Native American, and British traditions. The course will include historical background of each culture and the effects myths have on our modern vocabulary, literature, communications, and popular culture.

Description:

Bible as Literature

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on well-known stories and characters from the Bible and biblical allusions. Students will study various genres found in the Bible, as well as related history and geography. Emphasis is placed on literary aspects of the Bible
and not on religious interpretation of the texts. Readings may include literary works that include biblical references.

Description:

Creative Writing with Style

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: No Prerequisite: None


This course allows students to produce purposeful creative writing that organizes and conveys ideas effectively for both
formal and informal occasions. Students will write journals, notes, poems, and narrative and descriptive pieces. Students
will develop precise stylistic skills, and will formulate writing ideas using various stages of the writing process, especially
peer critiquing and revision.

Description:

Intro to Journalism

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes Prerequisite: “B” average in the previous English


This course examines the principles and practices of journalism with emphasis on reporting and writing news, features, interviews, and editing for various mediums including broadcast, newspaper, magazine and yearbook layout and design, and photography. Students will also examine current media trends, ethics, current events and the history of American
Journalism and the changing role of the media. This course is a foundational journalism course and a pre-requisite for advanced journalism courses such as Newspaper Journalism, Advanced News Journalism, Yearbook Journalism and Broadcast and Video Production.

Description:

Advanced Newspaper Journalism

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” average in Introduction to Journalism

This co-curricular course focuses on the publication of the high school newsmagazine and news website with an emphasis on layout, photography, copy writing, advertising, design, business management and basic website development. Students will utilize skills from Introduction to Journalism course to compose copy, photos, and layout in accepted journalistic standards, along with sell the magazine and ads to maintain this high quality, student-run newsmagazine. Students are expected to conduct interviews, take and select quality photographs and synthesize communication
standards from previous journalism courses.

Description:

Yearbook Journalism

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” average in Introduction to Journalism

This co-curricular course focuses on the publication of a high school yearbook, emphasizing layout and design, photography, copy writing, advertising sales and design, and business management. . Students will utilize skills from Introduction to Journalism course to compose copy, photos, and layout in accepted journalistic standards, along with sell business ads for the yearbook. Students are expected to conduct interviews, take and select quality photographs and synthesize communication standards from previous journalism courses. This course will produce the school yearbook utilizing up-to-date design techniques and software in a timely manner.

Description:

Broadcast & Video Production

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” average in Introduction to Journalism

Broadcast and Video Production provides students with a comprehensive practical knowledge of production, awareness of the impact of media and entertainment on the audience, and an understanding of the role of the artist in society. The program teaches students to thoughtfully consider not only how to look through a lens, but also why they should, through a unique emphasis in ethical decision-making in both content creation and business practices. Students in the film and media production concentration have access to digital cameras, lighting and sound equipment and will use advanced reporting techniques, story development process and tools needed to interview and write, report and edit video news stories that will air on the morning announcements, be entered into various contests and on the news website. Students will be on the air and should feel comfortable public speaking.

Family Consumer Science

Teacher Academy

Yearlong Courses

Cultural Cuisine

Design

Service Learning

Food for Fitness

Human Relationships

Mentorship II

On Your Own

Post-Secondary Planning

Mentorship I

Semester Courses

Description:

Post-Secondary Planning

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to prepare students for college and careers. Students will learn about post-secondary preparation by participating in career assessments, identifying skills and interests, developing a resume, understanding college
selection and admission process, ACT/SAT testing, scholarships and financial aid. Representatives from a variety of universities/colleges and career fields will present to this class. Students will create a Career Passport to be used on college, job, and scholarship interviews.

Description:

Design

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This is a course designed for students interested in interior design, architecture, fashion, and related fields. The course will entail an introduction to elements and principles of design, color theory, merchandising, fashion design, and architectural trends. This course is project based.

Description:

Foods for Fitness

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None


This course is an introduction to nutrition and food preparation. Students will learn through hands on lab experiences and
other classroom activities about basic nutrition principles, the effect food has on our wellness, how to prepare meals using
fundamental techniques and equipment

Description:

Cultural Cuisine

Credit: .5 Course Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Foods for Fitness


In this course, students will develop greater cultural awareness by learning about people through their food. Students will
explore what influences cultures foods supply and food choices, learn about customs and traditions and prepare authentic recipes.

Description:

Human Relationships

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

Relationships are an inescapable part of everyday life. In this course, students will explore the nature, function, and significance of human relationships. Students will examine a variety of current social issues that today’s families and individuals face. Speakers, hands-on activities, and multi-media are just a few of the ways topics will be explored in this course.

Description:

On Your Own

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course is one that every student should take! Topics to be covered include: making life decisions, living with a roommate, renting an apartment, self-care, grocery shopping/meal planning, and personal finance topics including budgeting, insurance and more! Real life simulations and projects will allow students to practice skills necessary for life.

Description:

Mentorship

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Application process

Note: This class is two periods (11th & 12th)

Be able to answer the dreaded question “What are you going to major in?” This course is designed to assist college-bound
students who wish to complete a college-oriented internship in high school. Selection is based on an application process.
Mentorship is a semester course that allows the students to gain firsthand experience in a career of their choice. Students
complete career assessments, prepare a resume and practice interview skills, among other life-planning activities. Students
will be released to participate in a student internship in a field of their choice. Throughout the course students will create
a portfolio of their experiences.

Description:

Service Learning

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: Application process

Service Learning is a course designed to provide students the opportunity to experiences hands-on learning through volunteering in the community. Students will identify community and global needs and participate in service opportunities. Students will be released one period to complete 20 hours of service during the semester. College scholarships and applications will be evaluated to identify the importance of service.

Description:

Teacher Academy

Credit: 3 Elective Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: Application process
Note: This class is two period (11th & 12th)
College credit for Introduction to Education is available.

Courses include the following (1 credit each):
  • 23941-Education Principals
  • 23942-Communities, Schools, and Stakeholders
  • 23943-Foundations of Education

If you are considering education as a college major, this is the course for you. This course follows the Ohio Department of Education curriculum for Introduction to Education. Students will identify skills required for teaching, and understand personal characteristics needed to succeed in the profession. The curriculum will include lesson planning, classroom management, license requirement, history of education, meeting the needs of exceptional learners, and teacher professionalism. Students will explore the teaching profession through a variety of experiences, which may include: field experience, lesson planning, one-to-one tutoring, and project development. Students will create a portfolio, which will include teaching samples that reflect their course work and field placement experiences.

Industrial Technology

Advanced Wood

Yearlong Course

Architectural Drafting

Basic Wood

CAD I

CAD II

Engineering II

Home Maintenance

Intermediate Wood

Engineering I

Semester Courses

Description:

CAD I

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course places emphasis on the development of the ability to express ideas graphically through the use of traditional drafting and computer assisted drafting processes and techniques. Areas of study will include but are not limited to: geometric constructions, orthographic projection, pictorial systems, and conventional practices in dimensioning, sectioning and computer based drafting. The two main themes of this course include establishing skill in drafting and CAD and applying this skill to problem based situations founded in the architectural and engineering industries. Students will be exposed to various CAD and 3D modeling programs.

Description:

CAD II

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: CAD I

This intermediate level course for students interested in engineering continues the themes started in CAD I. Computer assisted drafting and design and traditional drafting skills are reinforced, enhanced, and challenged in this course. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to learning 3-D modeling software and printing models both graphically and if available 3 dimensionally. Students will be given problems in which they must create and revise solutions, make prototypes of designs, and evaluate solutions. The course is designed to expose students to the prototyping process widely used in industry.

Description:

Architectural Drafting

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: CAD I

This course provides students the opportunity to learn about the principles of architecture and related drafting practices and techniques. Students will design and draw a set of plans for a residential or commercial building. Studies include the creation and utilization of CAD standards as found in architectural firms.

Description:

Engineering I

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This is a hands-on exploratory course designed to give students exposure to a variety of technologies associated with engineering. Students work individually and in teams to solve a variety of problems using tools and machines unique to various fields of engineering. Students will reinforce their scientific, mathematical, and communication skills through class activities using the engineering problem solving method. The class is designed to strengthen the development of skills in team cooperation, decision-making, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem solving and independent learning. A design portfolio will be required by all students. This is an excellent elective for the college bound student.

Description:

Engineering II

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Engineering I

This intermediate level course builds on the knowledge and concepts gained in Engineering I. Problem Solving and Design,
three dimensional drafting, team cooperation are reinforced, enhanced and challenged. Students will learn independently
and in collaborative engineering teams while solving problems in such area as CAD (computer aided design), transportation, environmental impacts, robotics, manufacturing or construction. The class is designed to strengthen the
development of skills in team cooperation, critical thinking, troubleshooting, and problem solving. A design portfolio will
be required by all students. This is an excellent elective for the college bound student.

Description:

Basic Wood Technology

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: CAD I

This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop knowledge and abilities of the proper and safe use of machinery and tools. Three projects are required. Reading, math, writing, and research are also important. Aspects of the technological world and work habits, as well as therapeutic values are stressed. Upon completion of the course requirements, a quality project worthy of being displayed is required. Emphasis is placed on the development of safe work practices, good working relationships and economical use of time and materials. Laboratory exercises are required on a daily basis and are very important in grading.

Description:

Intermediate Wood Technology

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Basic Wood Technology

This course will provide students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and ability of the proper and safe use of machinery and tools. Project plans are the responsibility of students to skillfully manufacture quality and unique selfchosen projects. Emphasis is placed on advancing woodworking skills, project design, safe work practices, and the economical use of time and material. Laboratory exercises are required on a daily basis and are very important in grading.

Description:

Advanced Wood Technology

Credit: 1 Elective Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Intermediate Wood

This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop knowledge and abilities of design and building furniture. Project plans are the responsibility of students to skillfully manufacture quality furniture. Emphasis is placed on design, identifying different styles of furniture, and understanding the steps needed in furniture construction. Laboratory exercises are required on a daily basis and are very important in grading.

Description:

Home Maintenance

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course teaches individuals how to do minor repairs on homes, lawn equipment and automobiles. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, plumbing and electrical repair, floor and wall repair, auto and lawn mower maintenance, and some remodeling techniques. Students should be able to use all tools safely, plus gain a practical understanding of how basic materials and tools are used around the home and car.

Mathematics

Intro to Statistics

Semester Courses

Algebra I

Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB

Algebra I Double Block

Intro to Computer Science

Honors Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus BC

Algebra III

Honors Algebra II

Geometry

Geometry Double Block

Intro to Algebra II

Algebra II

Algebra II Double Block

Honors Geometry

Yearlong Courses

Calculus

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

Discrete Math

AP Statistics

Description:

Algebra I

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course covers the basic operations with signed numbers and variables, as well as factoring. Equation solving of linear, simultaneous, data analysis and probability, and quadratic equations is presented as well as various graphing techniques.
Problem solving strategies are emphasized.
Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Algebra I Double Block

Credit: 1 Math & .5 elective Fee: No

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None

This course will meet for two consecutive periods within the school day for the entire school year. Students should be sure to reserve two periods on their schedule worksheet when selecting this class. This course covers the basic operations with signed numbers and variables, as well as factoring. Equation solving of linear, simultaneous, and quadratic equations is presented as well as various graphing techniques. Problem solving strategies are emphasized. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Geometry

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra I

This course is the study of geometric figures in 2 and 3 dimensional space. Characteristics of similarity and congruence, the nature of proof, constructions and discovery of relationships are included in the course, as well as data analysis and probability. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Geometry Double Block

Credit: 1 Math & .5 Elective credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: No
Prerequisite: Algebra I and teacher recommendation

This course will meet for two consecutive periods within the school day for the entire school year. Students should be sure to reserve two periods on their schedule worksheet when selecting this class. This course is the study of geometric figures in 2 and 3 dimensional space. Inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature of proof, constructions and discovery
of relationships are included in the course as well as data analysis and probability. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Honors Geometry

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra I &
Teacher Recommendation

The Honors Geometry course covers the curriculum of regular Geometry at an accelerated pace with the addition of rigorous enrichment topics.
Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Intro to Statistics

Credit: .5 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra II

Introduction to Statistics is a one semester course that will expose students to the topic of statistics. While statistics is a
mathematics based course there is a great deal of emphasis throughout the course on communication and interpretation
of data. Topics include displaying and describing data, scatter plots, regressions, samples and experiments.

Description:

Intro to Algebra II

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Geometry

This course reviews the main concepts from Algebra I and Geometry along with basic Algebra II material. Concepts include, but not limited to, basic number operations, solving equations, graphing linear and quadratic equations, factoring, right triangle, trigonometry, and matrices. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Algebra II

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry

The second course in Algebra is designed to expand the student's initial study of linear and quadratic equations. Practical applications are emphasized throughout. Additional topics include matrices, conic sections, complex numbers and trigonometry. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended

Description:

Algebra II Double Block

Credit: 1 Math & .5 Elective

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: No
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry & Teacher Recommendation

This course will meet for two consecutive periods within the school day for the entire school year. Students should be sure to reserve two periods on their schedule worksheet when selecting this class. The second course in Algebra is designed to expand the student's initial study of linear and quadratic equations. Practical applications are emphasized throughout. Additional topics include matrices, conic sections, complex numbers and trigonometry. Graphing calculator
required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Honors Algebra II

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry &
Teacher Recommendation

The Honors Algebra II course covers the curriculum of regular Algebra II at an accelerated pace with the addition of rigorous enrichment topics. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Algebra III

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: No
Prerequisite: Algebra II with a “C” or “D” and teacher recommendation. Not open to students with an “A” or “B” in Algebra II

Algebra III is offered as an alternative for those students not yet ready for the abstraction and rigor of Pre-Calculus. Students can expect to review Algebra II topics and extend their knowledge of advanced concepts, including trigonometry, sequences and series, probability and statistics. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Pre-Calculus

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra II

This course explores function theory and involves an in-depth study of trigonometry. Emphasis is also placed upon
analytical geometry ideas. Related topics such as the nature of graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric, and complex numbers will be covered. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Honors Pre-Calculus

Credit: 1 Math

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Fee: No
Prerequisite: Algebra II & Teacher Recommendation

The honors Pre-Calculus course covers the curriculum of regular Pre-Calculus at an accelerated pace with the addition of rigorous enrichment topics.
Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Discrete Math

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Algebra II

This course deals with a branch of mathematics involving discrete, as opposed to continuous, domains or data sets. Topics within discrete mathematics may include, but are not limited to, combinatorics, logic, sets, relations, functions, mathematical induction, graphs, trees, probability, linear algebra and other modern algebra topics. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

Calculus

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: No Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

This course uses a problem-solving approach to the study of limits, derivatives, integrals, and continuity. Applications involve the use of previously learned mathematical concepts as they apply to calculus. This course is not confined to the guidelines outlined in the AP program. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

AP Calculus AB

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
& Teacher Recommendation

The AP Calculus course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory calculus course Students will be expected to take the AP Calculus exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on the test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as college freshmen. The primary areas of study are differential and integral calculus, which include derivatives, integrals, limits and continuity. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

AP Calculus BC

Credit: 1Math Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB
& Teacher Recommendation

The AP Calculus BC course is designed to qualify students for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB. Students will be expected to take the AP Calculus BC exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on the test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as college freshmen. Calculus BC builds on the concepts from Calculus AB. Additional topics include the following; analysis of planar curves given in parametric form, polar form and vector form, Euler's Method, L'Hospital's Rule, improper integrals, series of constants and Taylor series. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

AP Statistics

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus; concurrently taking Pre-Calculus or Senior Status & Teacher Recommendation

The AP Statistics course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory statistics course Students will be expected to take the AP Statistics exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on the test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as college freshmen. Four major themes of statistics will be covered as outlined by the College Board. They are: 1. exploratory analysis of data using graphical and numerical techniques to study patterns and deviations from patterns. 2. Planning a study to clarify the question, 3. Decide upon a method of data collection and analysis, 4. Probability and statistical inference. Graphing calculator required; TI-83+ or TI84+ calculator recommended.

Description:

AP Computer Science A

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B-” or better in Introduction to Computer Science & Teacher Recommendation

The AP Computer Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory computer science course. Students will be expected to take the AP Computer Science A in May. Depending on the score achieved on the test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as college freshmen. Java programming language will be used. Emphasis is on object-oriented program methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithmic development. It also includes the study of data structures, design and abstraction.

Description:

AP Computer Science Principles

Credit: 1 Math Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science & Teacher Recommendation

AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course. Students will be expected to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on the test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as college freshmen. Students will cultivate their understanding of computer science through working with data, collaborating to solve problems, and developing computer programs as they explore concepts like creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the internet, and the global impact of computing.

Description:

Introduction to Computer Science

Credit: .5 Math Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: No
Prerequisite: “C-” or better in Geometry. Concurrent enrollment with Geometry permitted

This course is an introduction to computer science and programming using a sequential and object-oriented approach. Languages investigated may include Basic++, and Java.

Health & Physical Education

Health

Physical Education

Online Health

Lifetime Fitness

Semester Courses

Online PE

Description:

Health

Credit: .5 Health Grades: 9

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This is a Required Course and must take 1 semester to meet the .5- credit requirement

Through taking this course students will be able to interpret information related to their physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and mental health and use this information to make healthy choices for improving their holistic health. Topics to be covered may include (but not limited to) mental health, including stress, managing emotions, and recognition of mental conditions; the nature of disease; body systems, substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol and drugs; physical fitness and nutrition; human reproduction; first aid and CPR, along with making healthy choices and current health issues.

Description:

Online Health

Credit: .5 Heath Grades: 9

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This is a Required Course and must take 1 semester to meet the .5 credit requirement

Through taking this course students will be able to interpret information related to their physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and mental health and use this information to make healthy choices for improving their holistic health. Topics similar to the in-class option will be included in over 30 potential assignments through the course of a semester. Assignments may include (but not limited to) mental health self-evaluations, substance abuse poster presentations, fitness and nutrition guidelines, first aid/CPR tactics, and diagrams centered on human reproduction and male and female anatomy. A written final is also included. This course is ran through Schoology and students must be proficient in Schoology to complete this class.

Description:

Physical Education

Credit: .25 PE Grades: 9, 10
Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This a Required Course and must take 2 semesters to equal the .5 credit requirement.

This class will focus on teaching the etiquette, technique and skills related to the activities participated in during the semester class. These activities may include (but not limited to) softball, volleyball, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball, touch football, group games, badminton, disc golf, table tennis, golf, juggling and tennis. During the fitness part of the class students will participate in the five fitness components while they learn to design, incorporate and live a healthy and active life. Activities may include (but are not limited to) weight training, cardio-vascular training, and circuit training.

Description:

Online Physical Education

Credit: .25 PE Grades: 9, 10

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

Offered: Online PE I and Online PE II

This class will require hours in team, individual, dual and fitness related activities. Students will complete weekly activity logs to meet the 60 hours of physical activity and fitness requirement. Students will also have to complete online assignments which may include (but not limited to) research and compare fitness facilities, complete a muscle stretch project, accumulate data and do a personal fitness goal project, complete a personal nutrition log, and participate in an online discussion to identify the benefits of physical activity. Students must also take state mandated fitness tests in push-ups, sit-ups, flexibility, and the mile run or 20-minute run. A written final is also included. This course is ran through Schoology and students must be proficient in Schoology to complete this class.

Description:

Lifetime Fitness

LIFETIME FITNESS I

Credit: .25 PE Grades: 09, 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: All Classes Will Meet Off-Campus
Students may enroll in Lifetime Fitness I to fulfill their high school Physical Education requirement. Lifetime Fitness I will introduce students to a variety of physical activities. Classes will meet throughout the semester.. ATTENDANCE OF ALL CLASSES IS MANDATORY.

LIFETIME FITNESS II (08110E)
Credit: .25 PE Grades: 09, 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: All Classes Will Meet Off-Campus
Students may enroll in Lifetime Fitness II to fulfill their high school Physical Education requirement. Lifetime Fitness II will introduce students to a variety of physical activities. Classes will meet throughout the semester. . ATTENDANCE OF ALL CLASSES IS MANDATORY.

Science

Physical Science

CP Earth & Space

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Honors Physical Science

AP Biology

AP Environmental

Anatomy & Physiology

Forensics and Genetics

Biology

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry

Physics

Conceptual Physics

Chemistry

Yearlong Courses

AP Physics 1

AP Chemistry

Description:

Physical Science

Credit: 1 Science

Grades: 9
Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: None

The content of this course includes an introduction to physics (electricity, motion, forces, energy and basic astronomy) and to chemistry (properties and interaction of matter). Laboratory activities will introduce, support and apply concepts.

Description:

Honors Physical Science

Credit: 1 Science

Grades: 9 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: “A-” or higher in previous science course & Teacher Recommendation

The content of this course includes an introduction to physics (motion, forces, and energy) and to chemistry (properties and interaction of matter). It is recommended for the student with a strong background and/or interest in science concepts and careers, especially those related to physics and chemistry. Laboratory activities will introduce, support and apply concepts. The Honors curriculum will challenge the student to acquire knowledge independently, to master abstract concepts, and apply content to new situations. An independent project may be required outside class each quarter.

Description:

Biology

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

The content of this course will include the study of biochemistry, the cell, cellular processes, genetics, evolution and ecology. Lab activities will introduce, support, and apply concepts.

Description:

Honors Biology

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “A-” or above in Physical Science “B” or above in Honors Physical Science & Teacher recommendation
Note: Honors Chemistry may be taken concurrently with teacher recommendation.

The content of this course will include the study of biochemistry, the cell, cellular processes, genetics, evolution and ecology. Lab activities will introduce, support, and apply concepts. The Honors curriculum will challenge the student to master abstract concepts, and apply content to new situations. This course is strongly recommended for students planning to take AP Biology.

Description:

Chemistry

Credit: 1 Science

Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: "C" or above in the previous science course
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or higher

Chemistry is the traditional 3rd year science class in the college prep curriculum sequence. Chemistry is the foundation for many other sciences, and thus is the pre-requisite for many upper-level science classes. This is a lab-based class where students will learn practical knowledge that explains the world around them through the lens of chemical reactions, as well as essential laboratory techniques. Chemistry students are challenged to grow in essential academic skills such as critical-thinking, mathematical reasoning, and logical problem solving. This is an excellent class to not only help students build their scientific literacy and be informed citizens, but also grow and mature as a learner.

Description:

Honors Chemistry

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: "A-" or better in Biology "B" or better in Honors Biology. Teacher recommendation required.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or higher.
Note: Honors Biology may be taken concurrently with teacher recommendation.

Honors Chemistry is the same course as Chemistry, with some additional expectations. Successful Honors Chemistry students are concurrently enrolled in Honors Algebra II or higher-level math class. They also are motivated learners who are able to work with others and are willing to put in the time and effort needed to be prepared for class. Additional learning targets, more complex labs, and higher expectations for student work also differentiate honors from regular chemistry. Honors Chemistry will prepare students well to be successful in Physics and AP Science classes and is strongly recommended for any student considering pursuing a degree in the science field after graduation.

Description:

Physics

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B-” or better in previous science course & Teacher Recommendation
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Precalculus or higher

The content of this course will include the study of forces and motion, energy transformations, electricity and magnetism, and waves. Laboratory activities will introduce, support and apply concepts.

Description:

Conceptual Physics

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II or higher.

The content of this course will include the study of forces and motion, energy transformations, electricity and magnetism, and waves. Laboratory activities will introduce, support, and apply concepts. This course will reduce the mathematical applications of physics, and emphasize the practical applications of physics to everyday situations.

Description:

AP Biology

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in Honors Biology or Honors Chemistry,” A-” or better in Biology or Chemistry & Teacher recommendation
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry, if not already completed.
Note: Requires two period block- class and lab/study hall

This college-level biology course follows the syllabus established by the College Board. Students will examine, at an advanced level, cell structure and processes, molecular genetics, biological diversity, plant and animal systems, and ecological concepts. Extensive reading assignments and intensive labs will be an essential part of this course. This course will meet seven periods each week. A summer assignment may be given, AP Exam fee required, Activity manual/workbook may be required at an additional fee.

Description:

AP Chemistry

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in Honors Chemistry or “A-” or better in Chemistry, and Algebra II & Teacher
Recommendation
Note: Requires two period block- class and lab/study hall

This college-level chemistry course follows the syllabus established by the College Board. Students will examine, at an advanced level, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, properties of matter, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry. Extensive reading assignments and intensive labs will be an essential part of this course. This course will meet seven periods each week. A summer assignment may be given, AP Exam fee required, Activity manual/workbook fee may be required at an additional fee.

Description:

AP Physics 1

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in previous science course & Teacher Recommendation
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in precalculus or higher

This college-level physics course follows the syllabus established by the College Board. The course covers the following areas: kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, circular motion, universal law of gravitation, simple harmonic motion, impulse and momentum, conservation of energy, rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, conservation of angular momentum, electrostatics, DC circuits, waves and sound. The course utilizes guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster the development of critical thinking skills. This course is algebra based and does not require the use of calculus. Students spend a minimum of 25% of instructional time engaged in laboratory work. A hands-on laboratory component is required. Each student will complete a lab notebook or portfolio of lab reports. A summer assignment may be given, AP Exam fee required, workbook fee may be required at an additional fee.

Description:

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “A” or “B” in previous science course & Teacher Recommendation
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in calculus or teacher recommendation
Requires two period block- class and lab/study hall

This college-level physics course follows the syllabus established by the College Board. The course covers Newtonian Mechanics in depth and provides instruction in each of the following areas; kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, and power, systems of particles and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillations and gravitation. The course utilizes guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster the development of critical thinking skills. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course. The course includes a laboratory component comparable to a semester-long, college-level physics laboratory. Students spend a minimum of 20% of instructional time engaged in laboratory work. A hands-on laboratory component is required. Each student will complete a lab notebook or portfolio of lab reports. This course meets seven periods each week. A summer assignment may be given, AP Exam fee required, Activity manual/workbook fee may be required at an additional fee.

Description:

AP Environmental Science

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B-” or better in previous science course; Chemistry or concurrent enrollment & Teacher Recommendation

This college-level environmental science course follows the syllabus established by the College Board. Environmental Science is interdisciplinary. It embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study such as Earth systems and resources, the living world, population, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution, and global change. Extensive reading assignments and intensive labs will be an essential part of this course. A summer assignment may be given, AP Exam fee required, and an Activity manual/workbook fee may be required at an additional fee.

Description:

Anatomy & Physiology

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry (or concurrent enrollment), at least a "B" in the previous science course & Teacher Recommendation

The content of this course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body systems, their functions and homeostasis. This course is especially recommended to students wishing to continue their education in the health and medical fields. It will be taught with the rigor and detail of a college entry level science course. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their relationships. A portion of the year will be spent on laboratory work including the dissection of cats, physiologic experiments, computer simulations, and multimedia presentations.

Description:

Forensics and Genetics

Credit: 1 Science Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

The content of this course includes forensics science, genetics and heredity. Forensics topics may include: crime scene analysis (analyzing hair, fibers, textiles, fingerprints, blood, & DNA), forensic toxicology (toxicology techniques, analyzing drug & alcohol evidence), forensic anthropology, ballistics analysis, and psychological profiling. Genetics topics may include: Mendel’s work and the cell cycle, inheritance patterns, structure and function of DNA, bioethics & biotechnology, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Laboratory activities will introduce, support and apply concepts

Description:

CP Earth & Space Science

Credit: 1 Science

Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

The content of this course will include the study of geology (focusing on minerals, rocks, and processes that change and shape the Earth), meteorology (focusing on atmospheric processes), oceanography (focusing on processes that contribute to the Earth's climate), and astronomy (focusing on galaxy formation, star formation, planetary processes, and space exploration).

Social Studies

Civil & Criminal Law

Semester Courses

World History

Economics

AP Psychology

Honors World History

Psychology

AP Economics

AP World History: Modern

U.S. History

Honors U.S. History

AP U.S. History

AP U.S. Government

AP European History

Yearlong Courses

Sociology

U.S. Government

Positive Leadership

World Religions

Description:

World History 1750-Present

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 9

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course provides a survey of World History with special emphasis on geographic settings, cultural perspectives, economics systems, and various forms of government within Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The students will analyze these eras and specific events such as the Enlightenment, American & French Revolutions, Industrialization, Imperialism, Nationalism, the Rise of Communism, the two World Wars, the Cold War, Decolonization and Global Issues of today. Historical review and research through analysis of primary source documents will be integral parts of the course. The instruction of this curriculum may be delivered via an accelerated Interdisciplinary approach, a humanities perspective or a departmentalized format. Each will incorporate various forms of enrichment depending on the strengths associated with each instructor and building.

Description:

Honors World History 1750-Present

Credit: 1 Social Studies

Grades: 9 Fee: No
Prerequisite: A or B in Social Studies and ELA &
Teacher Recommendation

The Honors World History course includes the curriculum of standard World History delivered with additional depth and rigor. There is an emphasis on reading, analysis and writing in the content area.

Description:

U.S. History 1877-Present

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 9

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course provides a chronological survey of the United States History (1877-Present) with emphasis on domestic affairs. As students study historic eras, they will consider the geographic, cultural, economic and political changes that have occurred in the United States during this time period. Students will develop a deeper understanding of their role as citizens while continuing to expand their social studies skills. The same curriculum may be delivered via an accelerated interdisciplinary approach, a Humanities perspective or a departmentalized format. Each will incorporate various forms of enrichment depending on the strengths associated with each instructor and building.

Description:

Honors U.S History 1877-Present

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 10

Fee: No Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
The Honors U.S. History course includes the curriculum of standard U.S. History delivered with additional depth and rigor. There is an emphasis on reading, analysis and writing in the content area.

Description:

U.S. Government

Credit: .5 Social Studies Grades: 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course provides a survey of the Federal Government and its role in American society. It will emphasize the foundations of government, democratic principles, political change, and individual rights. Students will examine the influence and impact of the institutions of government including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches. The study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights will include concepts such as the separation of powers, federalism, checks & balances, civil liberties and civil rights.

Description:

AP U.S. Government/ Politics

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 11,12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in US History and “B” or better in CP English 11 & Teacher Recommendation

The AP American Government/Politics course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory government course usually taken in the first year of college. Students will be expected to take the AP exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on this test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as a freshman in college. The course is designed to provide an analytical perspective of government and politics including the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Students will examine the influence and impact of historical documents such as the Constitution and Bill of Rights on the evolving institutions and political influence on government. The impact of historical events will be examined in relationship with the changes of civil rights, civil liberties interest groups and political party organizations. Historical and contemporary issues will be explored through a variety of readings, exercises, and perspectives. The course demands extensive reading and strong writing skills.

Description:

AP U.S. History

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 10, 11 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in World Studies or US History and “B” or better in CP English 9 or 10 & Teacher Recommendation

This AP course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory course usually taken in the first year of college. Students will be expected to take the AP Exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on this test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as a freshman in college. Students will examine and assess historical perspectives utilizing primary sources and various readings. The course entails an analysis and evaluation of historical events in the development of the U.S. as a world power. Important eras covered will include Colonial America, Expansionism, the Great Awakening, the Civil War, Industrialism, Progressivism, the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Turbulent 1960’s and the political and economic influences of the late 20th century. This course will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons clearly and persuasively in an essay format.

Description:

AP European History

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 11,12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in current CP English and in current social studies & Teacher Recommendation

The AP European History course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory history course usually taken in the first year of college. Students will be expected to take the AP European History exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on this test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as a freshman in college. The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Students will examine the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the AP program in European History are to develop (a) an understanding of some of
the principal themes in modern European History, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing.

Description:

AP World History: Modern

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 9, 10, 11,12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in World Studies or US History and “B” or better in CP English 9 or 10 & Teacher Recommendation

This course is an introductory college-level modern world history course. Students cultivate their understanding of world history from c. 1200 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation. Students will analyze course content through the use of primary and secondary source documents, as well as construct three essays which are specific to the course content. Students will be expected to take the AP Exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on this test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as a freshman in college.

Description:

AP Economics

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 11,12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in current CP English and in current social studies course, and Algebra II &Teacher Recommendation Note: Fee Required for 2 Separate AP Tests (Macro/Micro)

This AP course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory course usually taken in the first year of college. Students will be expected to take both AP Micro Economics and AP Macro Economics Exams in May. Depending on the score achieved on this test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as a freshman in college. The purpose of the Microeconomics course is to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the country. Microeconomics will be taught during the first semester of the course. The Macroeconomics course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics. The Macroeconomics course is taught during the second semester of the course.

Description:

AP Psychology

Credit: 1 Social Studies Grades: 11,12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “B” or better in current CP English and in current social studies course. “B” or better in Interdisciplinary Studies strongly recommended. Teacher Recommendation.

The AP Psychology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory Psychology course usually taken in the first year of college. Students will be expected to take the AP Psychology exam in May. Depending on the score achieved on this test, students may be granted college credit or allowed to enroll in upper-level courses as a freshman in college. This course will introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students will be exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students will also explore the methodology utilized by psychologists in their science and practice.

Description:

Civil & Criminal Law

Credit: .5 Social Studies Grades: 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This elective course will provide an overview of the American Legal System and its practical applications in today’s society. There will be an analysis of the foundations of Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System with an emphasis on both Civil and Criminal Law. Students will examine the Bill of Rights and its influence on the political and social structure of American Society. Landmark Supreme Court cases will provide an opportunity for students to interpret and analyze the application of Constitutional law in contemporary society.

Description:

Economics

Credit: .5 Social Studies Grades: 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to cover both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will learn to use economic reasoning skills and knowledge of major economics concepts, issues and systems in order to make informed choices as producers, consumers, savers, investors, workers and citizens in an independent world. At the microeconomic level, emphasis will be placed on the principles of economics, the forces of supply and demand, and economics in the public sector. At the macroeconomic level, emphasis will be placed on measuring and improving economic performance, and analyzing the effects of international trade on the global economy.

Description:

Positive Leadership

Credit: .5 Elective Grades: 9, 10, 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

POSITIVE LEADERSHIP is for everyone and anyone.
The purpose of it is to help students become the best versions of themselves. Our two major themes of the year will be 1) Leading Yourself Better and 2) Leading Others Better. We will be all about GETTING BETTER! Mindset and attitude will be something we really focus on throughout the semester. This will also be a class to help you learn more about yourself, what's important to you, what your personal principles are, and what you want to do and become. You DO NOT have to be a "leader" in your eyes to join this class or benefit from it, but you will most likely find out you are more of a leader than you know and learn that leadership is a SKILL that everyone can develop and use to benefit themselves and others.

Description:

Psychology

Credit: .5 Social Studies Grades: 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This elective course will compare the influence of prominent theorists in the analysis of both normal and abnormal behavior. The students will explore the concepts of learning, memory, motivation, perception, and consciousness. There will also be an in depth analysis of the age and developmental states of the personality combined with various research components used in study of human behavior.

Description:

Sociology

Credit: .5 Social Studies Grades: 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This elective course will explore societal structure and cultural influences on human behavior. Students will analyze the changing roles of groups, relationships, institutional influence, and prejudice in an ever evolving society. There will be a comparison of group and individual influence on culture, family, and institutions that from the fabric of today’s and tomorrow’s society.

Description:

World Religions

Credit: .5 Social Studies Grades: 11,12

Fee: No Prerequisite: None

This elective course will explore both Western and non-Western Religions. There will be a historical examination of the origins, practices and influences of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other Traditional Beliefs. Students will analyze the relationship between religion and culture as well as their impact on secular society and political institutions.

Visual Arts

AP Art History

Yearlong Course

Art I

Ceramics

Sculpture

Modeling & Animation

Digital Art & Design

Jewelry & Metals

Painting

Photography

Drawing

Semester Courses

Description:

Art I

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course is designed as a general survey course encompassing a variety of content areas.

Description:

Ceramics

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Art I

I-This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II-This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

Modeling & Animation

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Art I

I- This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II-This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

Digital Art & Design

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Art I

I- This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II- This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium.

Description:

Drawing

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Art I

I- This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II- This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

Jewelry & Metals

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Art I

I-This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II- This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

Painting

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Drawing I

I- This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II- This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

Photography

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Art I

I- This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium. A camera is required, ask your art department teachers about camera details.
II-This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium. A camera is required.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium. A camera is required.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. A camera is required. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

Sculpture

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

I-This is a beginning course that focuses on the fundamentals, techniques, and terminology of the medium.
II-This is an intermediate course that focuses on the depth and versatility of the medium as well as the historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
III- This is an accelerated course that focuses on conceptual development and response to historical and contemporary significance of the medium.
Adv Studies- This is an advanced course focusing on implementing a personal artist voice and building a body of work within the medium. This course is repeatable for credit.

Description:

AP Art History

Credit: 1 Fine Art Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

AP Art History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester Art History Humanities college course. This course welcomes students into the global art world as active participants, engaging with its forms and content as they research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, and responses to and interpretations of art.

Performing Arts

AP Music Theory

Choir

Concert/Marching Band

Jazz Band

Orchestra

Semester Courses

Music Appreciation

Musical Theatre

Acting

Music Theory

Band Aux- Flag Corps

Stagecraft

Theatre Seminar

Intro to Theatre

Yearlong Courses

Description:

Acting

Credit: .5 Fine Arts Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Intro to Theatre

An active exploration of movement, vocal performance, and improvisation through performances of monologues and scene work. Students will learn to play dramatic action honestly and believably, using contemporary and classical texts. Course work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional life.

Description:

Music Appreciation

Credit: .5 Fine Arts

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Fee: No
Prerequisite: None

Music Appreciation is for the student who is interested in the history and inner workings of western and non-western music, as well as a better understanding of the global community and its cultures. Material covered includes: composers, time periods, genres, cultures, etc.

Description:

Performance Ensemble

Credit: .5 Fine Arts Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: : Acting or Stagecraft; or, Co-requisite: Acting or Stagecraft; and, Application/Audition

This survey course will cover the history of the American Musical Theatre and will prepare the serious theatre student for the audition and rehearsal process involved with musical theatre presentations. Students will explore the development of the musical from its beginnings in the early days of Broadway to its contemporary classics. Participants will also learn acting and singing techniques especially for the musical theatre. A variety of choreography workshops may be interspersed throughout the course to acquaint the student with the dancing aspects related to musical theatre. A fee may be required to cover choreography expenses.

Previously Musical Theatre

Description:

Music Theory

Credit: .5 Fine Arts

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Music Theory is for the student who wants to learn the basic workings of music. Students will be writing music by the end of the course. This is a detailed study of music and the student should have some background in traditional music training.

Description:

Stagecraft

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Intro to Theatre

A project-based course exploring lighting, sound, set construction, costuming, make-up, and properties through hands-on, real-life skills. Students will study the "behind-the-scenes" work and the importance of technical theatre in a production, as well as implement their skills in hands-on projects.

Description:

Intro to Theatre

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for the beginning theatre student interested in an introduction to theatre, acting, and technical production. Topics include beginning acting technique, an introduction to technical theatre, and world theatre history. The course will also address theatre safety, careers in theatre, as well as theatre etiquette and appreciation. Students will read and analyze dramatic writing, and are required to attend a performance of a school theatre production.

Description:

Theatre Seminar

Credit: .5 Fine Art Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: Intro to Theatre

In-depth and advanced areas of theatre studies, such as Musical Theatre, Directing, Costuming and Makeup, Dramatic Literature, and Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color (BIPoC) Theatre Studies. The annual offerings are based on student interest and needs. Students will critically inquire into dramatic and technical processes, and/or societal or cultural contexts and theories, deepening their understanding of theatre as a whole and their personal work.

Previsouly Advanced Acting / Stagecraft

Description:

AP Music Theory

Credit: 1 Fine Arts Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: “B-“or better in Music Theory or permission of director.

This college-level music course follows syllabus established by the College Board. Topics covered include basics of all composition; including harmony, melody, rhythm, musical form and analysis, sight singing, and ear training. Concepts covered in this course are equivalent to the study completed by college freshmen music majors. Recommended for only serious music students.

Description:

Choir

Credit: 1 Fine Arts

Fee: Yes
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None for Bass Choir and Treble Choir, audition for advanced groups

Students involved in choir will enjoy a yearlong opportunity to perform a wide range of choral literature as an ensemble in class as well as public performances. The purpose of choir is to promote proper use of the singing voice, develop blend and balance required for the ensemble, develop skills in sight-reading, music theory, and interpretation as well as thrive in a fun atmosphere. Performances outside of the school day are required.

Description:

Concert/Marching Band

Credit: 1 Fine Arts Grades: 9,10,11,12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: Previous membership / permission of director

This course builds on previous years’ experience in rhythm, counting, improving tone quality, expression, various
articulations, and increasing musical vocabulary. Attendance at out of class rehearsals and performances, marching or
concert, is viewed as the extension of the classroom and is required.

Marching band component: from June to November, this group will be in marching band mode. Attendance at football
games, parades, or marching contests is the main requirement for this course (exceptions are to be determined by the director). Marching rehearsals begin in the summer (to be determined by each high school’s individual staff). Marching band is a component of the total band experience, not a separate one.

Description:

Band Auxiliary- Flag Corps

Credit: .5 Fine Arts Grades: 9,10,11,12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: Audition Required

From June to November, this group will be in marching band mode. Attendance at football games,
parades, or marching contests is the main requirement for this course. Marching rehearsals begin in the summer (to be determined each high school's individual staff).

Description:

Jazz Band

Credit: 1 Fine Arts Grades: 9,10,11,12 Fee: Yes
Prerequisite: Audition Required

This group will work on music characteristics of the jazz idiom. They will perform at various community
functions as well as school concerts. Enrollment is limited due to specific instrumentation. Mandatory
performances outside of the school day are required.

Description:

Orchestra

Credit: 1 Fine Art Fee: Yes

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Previous enrollment
or permission from the director

Emphasis will be placed on improving technical skills, musicianship, ensemble training and interpretive and group performance skills. Musical literature is varied and includes all styles from Baroque to Contemporary. Attendance at out of class rehearsals and performances are viewed as an extension of the classroom and are required. ​There is no audition required for enrollment in Prelude (Freshman) or Concert Orchestra. Auditions are required for consideration in Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestras. Additional rehearsals or performances may be required from Chamber Orchestra members.

World Languages

French I

French II

French III

French IV

AP French

German I

German IV

AP German

German III

German II

Spanish I

Spanish IV

AP Spanish

Spanish III

Spanish II

Yearlong Courses

Description:

French I

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the French language including basic grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary. All three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational) are practiced as well as the four skills of language learning; listening, reading, writing, and speaking. A variety of cultural knowledge from French speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials when appropriate. Unit topics include an introduction to the French World, student likes/dislikes, family and home, school life and at a café. Students are expected to use French for communication in class when possible. Upon completion of this course students should have a novice mid-level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

French II

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: “C” or better in French I or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior French knowledge from level I with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing, and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from French speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials when appropriate. Unit topics include Health & Wellness, Holidays & Celebrations, The Community, Shopping and Transportation. Students are expected to use French for communication in class when possible. Upon completion of this course students should have a novice-high level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

French III

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: “C” or better in French II or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior French knowledge from levels I & II with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from French speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials as much as possible. Unit topics include Travel & Accommodations, Food & Drink, Childhood & Storytelling and Technology. Students are expected to use French for communication in class as much as possible. Upon completion of this course students should have an intermediate-low level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

French IV

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: “C” or better in French III or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior French knowledge from levels I, II & III with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from French speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials as much as possible. Unit topics include Relationships, the Environment, Historical Perspectives, Arts & Entertainment and The World of Work. Students are expected to use French for communication in this class. Upon completion of this course students should have an intermediate mid-level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

AP French

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in French IV & teacher recommendation

This course is designed for students in their fifth year of language study who have a desire to enhance and strengthen their French language skills as well as to extend their cultural knowledge. Advanced Placement French will use a communicative approach with various authentic media in addition to the course prescribed workbook which includes college level test prep material. This course includes a comprehensive review and expansion of grammatical concepts and conversational skills, the study and practice of essay writing and the analysis and discussion of texts, in order to prepare students for the AP French Language Exam. Students are expected to use French to communicate in this class. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement French Language Exam in May.


Description:

German I

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the German language including basic grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary. All three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational) are practiced. The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing, and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from German speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials when appropriate. Unit topics include an introduction to the German World, student likes/dislikes, family and home, school life and at a café. Students are expected to use German for communication in class when possible. Upon completion of this course students should have a novice-mid level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

German II

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: : 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: ““C” or better in German I or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior German knowledge from level I with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing, and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from German speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials when appropriate. Unit topics include Health & Wellness, Holidays & Celebrations, The Community, Shopping and Transportation. Students are expected to use German for communication in class when possible. Upon completion of this course students should have a novice-high level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

German III

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in German II or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior German knowledge from levels I & II with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from German speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials as much as possible. Unit topics include Travel & Accommodations, Food & Drink, Childhood, Storytelling and Technology. Students are expected to use German for communication in class as much as possible. Upon completion of this course students should have an intermediate-low level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

German IV

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in German III or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior German knowledge from levels I, II & III with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from German speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials as much as possible. Students are expected to use German for communication in this class. Upon completion of this course students should have an intermediate-mid level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

AP German

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in German IV or teacher recommendation

This course is designed for students in their fifth year of language study who have a desire to enhance and strengthen their Spanish language skills as well as to extend their cultural knowledge. Advanced Placement German will use a communicative approach with various authentic media in addition to the course prescribed workbook which includes college level test prep material. This course includes a comprehensive review and expansion of grammatical concepts and conversational skills, the study and practice of essay writing and the analysis and discussion of texts, in order to prepare students for the AP German Language Exam. Students are expected to use German to communicate in this class. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement German Language Exam in May.

Description:

Spanish I

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Fee: Yes Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the Spanish language including basic grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary. All three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational) are practiced as well as the four skills of language learning; listening, reading, writing, and speaking. A variety of cultural knowledge from Spanish speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials when appropriate. Unit topics include an introduction to the Spanish World, student likes/dislikes, family and home, school life and at a café. Students are expected to use Spanish for communication in class when possible. Upon completion of this course students should have a novice mid-level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

Spanish II

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in Spanish I or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior Spanish knowledge from level I with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing, and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from Spanish speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials when appropriate. Unit topics include Health & Wellness, Holidays & Celebrations, The Community, Shopping and Transportation. Students are expected to use Spanish for communication in class when possible. Upon completion of this course students should have a novice-high level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

Spanish III

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 10, 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in Spanish II or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior Spanish knowledge from levels I & II with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from Spanish speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials as much as possible. Unit topics include Travel & Accommodations, Food & Drink, Childhood, Storytelling and Technology. Students are expected to use Spanish for communication in class as much as possible. Upon completion of this course students should have an intermediate-low level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

Spanish IV

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 11, 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in Spanish III or teacher recommendation

This course builds upon students’ prior Spanish knowledge from levels I, II & III with a goal to increase their overall language proficiency in the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). The four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking are consistently practiced throughout the year. A variety of cultural knowledge from Spanish speaking countries is presented and when possible, students are asked to compare their home culture to the target language culture. Class material is presented using a variety of resources including authentic materials as much as possible. Unit topics include Relationships, the Environment, Historical Perspectives, Arts & Entertainment and The World of Work. Students are expected to use Spanish for communication in this class. Upon completion of this course students should have an intermediate mid-level of proficiency in the language.

Description:

AP Spanish

Credit: 1 Elective Course Grades: 12 Fee: Yes

Prerequisite: “C” or better in Spanish IV or teacher recommendation

This course is designed for students in their fifth year of language study who have a desire to enhance and strengthen their Spanish language skills as well as to extend their cultural knowledge. Advanced Placement Spanish will use a communicative approach with various authentic media in addition to the course prescribed workbook which includes college level test prep material. This course includes a comprehensive review and expansion of grammatical concepts and conversational skills, the study and practice of essay writing and the analysis and discussion of texts, in order to prepare students for the AP Spanish Language Exam. Students are expected to use Spanish to communicate in this class. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam in May.

Off Site Programs

College Credit Plus

Aerospace & Leadership

Delaware Area Career Center

Olentangy Academy (STEM)

Aerospace & Leadership

Aerospace and Leadership is a program offered at R.B. Hayes High School and available to students of Olentangy. This program requires two periods to allow for travel. The program offers accredited elective coursework in citizenship, team building, the science and history of aviation, exploring space, and cultural studies and survival skills. The program makes available extensive voluntary extracurricular activities such as field trips, interscholastic drill and air rifle marksmanship teams, rocket club, and community service projects. The program is not an extension of the recruiting services of any branch of armed service, is not directly connected with college- or university-level ROTC programs, carries no obligation to enter military service, and does not actively encourage any student to choose a career in the armed service.



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Automotive Collision Technology
Automotive Technology
Bioscience
Construction Technology
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts
Cybersecurity
Dental Assisting
Digital Design
Early Childhood Education
Engineering Technology
Equine Science (Delaware Co. Fairgrounds)


Exercise Science (NEW!!)
Fire Service Training
Food Service
Health Technology
Hospitality
Landscape Architecture & Construction
Law Enforcement
Medical Assisting
Pharmacy Technician
Power Sports & Diesel Technology
Welding & Sheet Metal Fabrication
Zoo School (Columbus Zoo & Aquarium)

Delaware Area Career Center

All programs are two years starting in 11th grade, except Engineering Technology (Sophomore- Senior) and Pharmacy Technician (Senior Only).

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