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ATA Course Guide 2011 2012 April Rev Final

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									     Academy for Technology and Academics
                                 5639 Highway 701 North
                                       Conway SC 29526
                                         (843) 488-6600
                                       (843) 488-6601 FAX
                               www3.hcs.k12.sc.us/high/ata/



                                           Directory
                            David E. Stoudenmire, Jr., Principal
                         dstoudenmire@horrycountyschools.net


                                 Joy Graves, Assistant Principal
                             jgraves@horrycountyschools.net


                         Dr. Monnie London, Lead Guidance Counselor (CATE)
                                mlondon@horrycountyschools.net


                         Gary Tripp, Guidance Counselor (Connect)
                                  gtripp@horrycountyschools.net


                                 Ann Hutson, Instructional Coach
                               ahutson@horrycountyschools.net




Mission Statement:
The mission of the Academy for Technology and Academics is to provide an integrated, rigorous academic
and career major instructional focus which will enable students to be self-directed learners, to gain and refine
employability skills, and to enter education and career pathways that allow them to participate as successful
and contributing members of a global society.

The Academy for Technology and Academics does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national or
ethnic origin, religion or disability in the educational programs and activities it operates, or in employment
opportunities. ATA complies with the provision Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If
there are any questions, please call (843) 488-6600.
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Academy for Technology and Academics
             Career Majors
 • Automotive Technology

 • Business--Administrative Services

 • Business—Medical Office Administration

 • Business—Paralegal and Legal Systems Administration

 • Building Construction

 • Cosmetology

 • Culinary Arts

 • Digital Art and Design

 • Education

 • Emergency and Fire Management Services

 • Engineering (Project Lead the Way)

 • Health Science/Nursing

 • Health Science/Pre-Med
National Career Programs/Clusters
              Certifications*
 • Automotive Technology (Automotive Service of Excellence-ASE
   Certification, NATEF and AYES)

 • Building Construction (National Center for Certification and
   Research/Carpentry-NCCER Certification)

 • Business, Management, and Administration (Microsoft Office User
   Specialist Certification-MOS)
          (Administration Services)
          (Medical Office Administration—Also, First Aid, CPR)
          (Paralegal and Legal Systems Administration)

 • Cosmetology (State Board Accredited Program)

 • Culinary Arts (National Restaurant Association ProStart –ServSafe
   Certifications)

 • Digital Arts & Design-Adobe Certification Pending

 • Health Science Technology-Nursing (Certified Nursing Assistant, First Aid,
   and CPR Certifications)

 • Health Science Technology-PreMed & Technician (First Aid, and CPR
   Certifications)

 • Engineering (PLTW)




 * Most of the majors prepare the students for national or state certifications which are recognized by business and industry. All of the
 certification areas require students to demonstrate mastery standards. Also, some certifications require a specific number of hours to be
 completed in the area of study as well as charge a fee for the test itself. In most all cases this fee payment is the responsibility of the
 student. Upon completion of the coursework, students are eligible to take the certification tests. Enrollment in these courses does not
 assure students will receive these certifications. Areas of certification are subject to change without notification.
Enrollment Steps for ATA
 1.   Choose a major related to your career interest.

 2.   Talk to a representative from ATA’s Guidance Department
      and/or your base high school’s Guidance Department.

 3.   Be prepared to make a two-year commitment to ATA and your
      career choice.

 4.   Check the prerequisites for entering the major.

 5.   Select the courses within your major.

 6.   Select the co-requisites within your major.

 7.   Select the academic courses.

 8.   Check to see if there are additional requirements or fees
      associated with your major.

 9.   Complete the enrollment/application form.

 10. Be prepared for an interview process with a
     representative from the ATA major.

 11. Upon acceptance, you will be notified by ATA and/or your base
     high school.
Sample Student Schedule                                    What is a major?
                                                           A major is a concentration of electives in a
Junior Student                                             specialized area such as Automotive
CATE Major                  3 units                        Technology, Cosmetology, etc. A major
Corequisite Academic        1 unit                         consists of the completion of at least four
English                     1 unit                         required units of study as well as
Math                        1 unit                         complementary electives or suggested
Science                     1 unit                         academics that relate to that area. Majors
Social Studies              1 unit                         help students focus their course selection
                                                           of electives on a particular career path.
Senior Student
CATE Major                  2 units                        The majors offered at the Academy for
Internship                  2 units                        Technology and Academics are:
English                     1 unit
Math                        1 unit                                Automotive Technology
Science                     1 unit                                Business--Administrative Services
Social Studies              1 unit                                Business—Medical Office Administration
                                                                  Business--Paralegal and Legal Systems
                                                                              Administration (Pre-Law)
Required Subjects for Graduation                                  Building Construction
                                                                  Cosmetology
The recommended curriculum is based on the                        Culinary Arts
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)                          Digital Arts and Design
HSTW curriculum model and state and local                         Education
Graduation requirements. The core requirements                    Emergency and Fire Management
for graduation include the following:                              Services
• Four English credits taught to college preparatory              Engineering (Project Lead the Way)
standards.                                                        Health Science/Nursing
• At least four mathematics credits including                     Health Science/Pre-Med
at least two of the following: Algebra 1 (or its
equivalent), Geometry or Algebra 2.                        In order to graduate with a major, students
• At least three science credits, including a              must complete a minimum of four units from
lab-based college preparatory biology (or its              the major offered at ATA.
equivalent) plus two additional credits in
chemistry or physics are recommended. The
Commission on Higher Education (CHE)                         Why Should You Come to ATA?
requires three units of laboratory science                 Ask our students about ATA. The fact that
for admission to SC state-supported                        we’re like a family is one of the main reasons
four-year colleges. Students who plan to attend a          students like ATA. All the teachers care about
4-year college will take 4 units of science with 3 units   you. They work to help you with tutoring
representative of lab sciences.                            sessions and student support team meeting, if
• At least three units in social studies (one unit         necessary. Almost all of the teachers know
must be in U.S. History, ½ unit in economics               you. You should also first and foremost come
and ½ unit in American Government) with                    because you can get a jumpstart to your career
content equal to the college preparatory level.            path by deciding a major…we offer majors in
• At least one course in computer science. The             many areas and most lead to state or national
course should ensure that students have skills             certifications you can receive while in high
in word processing, database management,                   school. WOW!
spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, the
Internet and e-mail to use in their studies.
• One unit in physical education or JROTC
  (JROTC is not available at ATA).
• Health credit or check-off.
• At least one unit in a foreign language or in
 an occupational electives.
                                                         Working Transcript

                                                                    Fine Arts (4-Year College)
Student Name:
______________________________________                              _______________________________________
                                                                    Foreign Language At least one unit in a foreign
Major:                                                              language or in an occupational electives.
______________________________________
                                                                    _______________________________________
English Requirements – 4 Units                                      Foreign Language 1
English 9                                                           _______________________________________
______________________________________                              Foreign Language 2
English 10                                                          _______________________________________
______________________________________                              Foreign Language 3 (Most 4-year colleges require
English 11                                                          students to have 2 units in foreign language;
______________________________________                              however, there are a few colleges that require 3 units
English 12                                                          of a foreign language. Please check admission
______________________________________                              requirements for the college you plan to attend.)
Math Requirements – 4 Units
Math 1                                                              Elective Requirements (7 Units)
______________________________________                              Elec. 1
Math 2                                                              (CP)___________________________________
______________________________________                              Elec. 2
Math 3                                                              (CP)___________________________________
______________________________________                              Elec. 3
Math 4                                                              (CP)___________________________________
______________________________________                              Elec. 4
Science Requirements – 3 Units or 4 Units#                          (CP)___________________________________
*Students who plan to attend a 4-year college will need 4 science   Elec. 5
credits with 3 credits of lab sciences.
                                                                    _______________________________________
Science 1
                                                                    Elec. 6
_____________________________________
                                                                    _______________________________________
Science 2 (CP) Prerequisite: Biology
                                                                    Elec. 7
_____________________________________
                                                                    _______________________________________
Science 3 (CP) Prerequisite: Biology
                                                                    Other Math Courses taken:
_____________________________________
                                                                    1) _______________________________________
Science 4 (CP) Prerequisite: Biology
                                                                    2) _______________________________________
_____________________________________
                                                                    Other Science courses taken:
Social Studies Requirements – 3 Units
                                                                    1) _______________________________________
U.S. History
                                                                    2) _______________________________________
_____________________________________
                                                                    Other Social Studies taken:
Economics
                                                                    1) _______________________________________
_____________________________________
                                                                    2) _______________________________________
Government
                                                                    3) _______________________________________
_____________________________________
SS Elective
                                                                    Other Foreign Language:
_____________________________________
                                                                    1) _______________________________________
P.E Requirement (1 Unit)
                                                                    2) _______________________________________
P.E.
                                                                    3) _______________________________________
_____________________________________
                                                                    4) _______________________________________
Documentation of
                                                                    Other Electives:
Health________________________________
                                                                    1)
                                                                    ___________________________________________
Computer Science Requirement (1 Unit)
                                                                    2)
CS 1 ________________________________
                                                                    ___________________________________________
                                     Course

                         Descriptions




Course Offerings. Final course offerings are dependent on class size, demand, and actual enrollment.
Classes may be limited due to demand and sections may be cancelled if adequate enrollment is not met
or other circumstances which dictate a course or section needs to be cancelled arise.

Senior Internships. Students must meet the criteria to participate in senior internships. Students must
be able to provide their own transportation. Students who are unable to participate in internships
should sign up for other elective courses.
             Academic PACE (Dual-Enrollment) Courses at ATA:
Horry County Schools and Horry Georgetown Technical College offer eligible students the opportunity to
participate in PACE. The PACE program enables qualified students to meet high school graduation requirements
while taking college credit courses. Please see your guidance counselor for more information about this program.
Students should also check with the Admissions Office of the college they plan to attend in order to determine if
these courses are transferable to that institution. For your convenience we have provided the link to a site for
monitoring transfer credits--https://www.sctrac.org/. We do strongly suggest you follow up with your college
choice.

English 101 Composition-Dual Credit Course
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all high school English credits; Adequate SAT, ACT, or Compass Test
score; Meet HGTC admission requirements and HCS dual-credit enrollment policy criteria
Credit: 1 unit (high school); 3 credits (college)

This course presents the following topics: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections,
with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques
of research are presented. Please check with the college you plan to attend in the state to see if it will accept these
earned college credits.

English 102 English Composition II 301422EW
Prerequisites: ENG 101
Credit: 1 unit (high school); 3 credits (college)

This course presents the following topics: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style,
literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included. Please check with the college you
plan to attend in the state to see if it will accept these earned college credits.

MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 4141A2EW
Prerequisites: Adequate SAT, ACT, or Compass Test score; Meet HGTC admission requirements and HCS dual-
credit enrollment policy criteria
Credit: 1 unit (high school); 3 credits (college)

This university parallel transfer course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics,
including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal
distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and
II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Taken from the HGTC Curriculum Guide.)

Psychology 201 3340A2EW
Prerequisites: Adequate SAT, ACT, or Compass Test score; Meet HGTC admission requirements and HCS dual-
credit enrollment policy criteria
Credit: 1 unit (high school); 3 credits (college)

This course includes topics such as the concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological basis for
behavior, perception, motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic
techniques and social psychology. Please check with the college you plan to attend in the state to see if they will
accept these earned college credits.
                                      Academic Courses at ATA:



English Courses at ATA

English III College Preparatory 301302CW
Prerequisite: English II CP
Credit: 1 unit
This course offers an in-depth study of American literature beginning with the Native American period.
Students will refine skills in the areas of literary analysis, grammar, composition, research, vocabulary development,
and public speaking. In order to receive credit for the course, students must successfully complete a research
paper/project.

English III Honors 301302HW
Prerequisite: Recommended English II Honors or Teacher Recommendation
(See 10th Grade transcript, teacher recommendation is preferred)
Credit: 1 unit
This course is a comprehensive survey of British literature with an emphasis on literary analysis. Expository and
persuasive writing are stressed to promote critical writing skills as well as critical thinking skills. In order to receive
credit for the course, students must successfully complete a research paper.

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition/Seminar 307102AW/3099R2HW
Prerequisite: Recommended English II Honors or Teacher Recommendation
The AP English Literature class is designed for juniors.




English IV College Preparatory 301402CW
Prerequisite: English III
Credit: 1 unit
This course offers an in-depth study of British literature. Literary criticism, expository and persuasive writing,
critical thinking, vocabulary, and research are emphasized. In order to receive credit for this course, students must
successfully complete a senior research project.

English IV Honors 301402HW
Prerequisite: Recommended English III Honors or Teacher Recommendation
(See 11th grade transcript, teacher recommendation is preferred)
Credit: 1 unit
Students expand their skills in language through a structured study of world literature and independent reading of
other literary and informational works. Students read the four major types of literary works: fiction, nonfiction,
poetry and drama. Students also complete a senior research project in correlation with their career and technical
education major, which not only requires a research paper but also a product. The senior project is presented orally
to a panel.



English 101 and English 102 (See Academic PACE Section of Guide.)
Mathematics Courses at ATA
Geometry 412102CW
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Math Tech 2
Credit: 1 unit
This course is the mathematical study of shapes, their properties, and their relationships. Emphasis is placed on
student discovery, exploration and on formulating and defending conjectures. Geometry includes an in-depth study
of reasoning, polygons, congruence, similarity, right triangles, circles, area, volume, and transformations.

Algebra 2 411202CW
Prerequisite: Geometry or Math Tech 4
Credit: 1 unit
This course is an in-depth study of functions, patterns, relations, and concepts of number systems. This includes
linear, quadratic, exponential, absolute value, radical, and rational functions. Conic sections are also addressed.

Algebra 3-Trig 411302CW
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Credit: 1 unit
This course is an extension of concepts taught in earlier courses with emphasis on applications of polynomial,
rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is on active participation through
modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. This course is a logical
choice for students preparing for college level mathematics.

Discrete Mathematics 414204CW
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 or Teacher Recommendation
Credit: 1 unit
The study of Discrete Mathematics includes: a review of algebra concepts, relations, function, matrices, patterns,
basic set theory, countability, graph theory, combinatorics, probability, statistics, curve fitting and modeling.
Emphasis is placed on providing students with problem-solving strategies that can be applied to interesting real-
world applications. Students will collaborate and develop verbal and written skills in the process of solving
mathematical problems. Technology is used to gather, process, or analyze data integral to the problem.

Precalculus Honors 413102HW
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Honors
Credit: 1 unit
The course will include an in-depth study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric
functions. Honors Pre-Calculus also includes the study of decomposition of rational expressions, systems of second-
degree equations and inequalities, complex numbers in polar form, iteration, and fractals.

Calculus Honors 413502HW
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors, Algebra 3
Credit: 1 unit
This is an advanced mathematics courses which is intended for students who have demonstrated exceptional
mathematics skills and desire a rigorous comprehensive course of studies.

A P Calculus (AB) and AP Calculus Seminar 3199H2HW/417002AW
Prerequisite: Precalculus
Credit: 1 math credit, 1 elective credit
Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) focuses on topics in analytic geometry, functions, and differential and integral
calculus. The competencies of this course are prescribed by the College Board and upon completion you must take
the AP Calculus Examination. If you score at an acceptable level on the Advanced Placement examination, you will
be eligible to receive college credit from participating institutions.
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics (See Academic PACE Section of Guide.)


Science Courses at ATA
The Commission on Higher Education (CHE) requires three units of laboratory science for admission to SC state-
supported four-year colleges. Two units must be in two different fields and selected from among biology, chemistry
and physics. The third unit may come from the same field as one of the first two units. Courses taken that have a
prerequisite of Biology 1 and/or Chemistry 1 also count as laboratory sciences for CHE credit. All students
are required to take Biology 1 by the end of their second year of high school. The South Carolina End-of-Course
Examination Program includes the end-of-course test in Biology 1. Physical Science does not count as a lab
science, but is required for graduation. College bound students must take a total of four units of science. Biology is
a prerequisite for all science courses at ATA excluding Physical Science.

Biology I 322102CW
Prerequisite: Physical Science; Biology should be taken by the end of the second year in high school.
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This lab science course includes a study of living things and their interrelationships, levels of biological
organization, human biology, and social implications. Laboratory investigations reinforce the understanding of
living things, their functions, and their interdependence. SC Department of Education requires an End-of-Course test
at the completion of this course.

Chemistry 323102CW
Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology
Co-requisite: Algebra 2
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This course includes a study of the structure and organization of matter, chemical bonding, chemical equilibrium,
chemical reactions, and environmental effects. This course is designed for students planning to attend a four-year
college.

Chemistry Honors 323102HW
Prerequisite: Honors Physical Science, Honors Biology or teacher recommendation
Co-requisite: Algebra 2
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This course includes a study of the structure and organization of matter, chemical bonding, chemical equilibrium,
chemical reactions, and gases and acid-based theories. This course is designed for students planning to attend. a
four-year college. Lab practicals are an integral part of this course.

Chemistry AP/Seminar 327300AW/3299K2HW
Credit: 1 lab science unit; 1 elective unit
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisites: Open to all students willing to attempt the rigors of the prescribed curriculum and have completed
Biology (H), Chemistry 1H, Algebra 2H, Enrollment in Pre-calculus. Students who have not met the all of the
prerequisites may seek teacher recommendation
This course is a college course taught in high school. College level labs are an integral part of the class. This course
is designed for academically motivated students as it prepares participants to take the Advanced Placement
Examination in Chemistry and to prepare students for the rigors of a four-year college curriculum. Students
enrolling in Chemistry AP are required to concurrently take the lab portion of the course for one credit.

Physics 324102CW
Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry or teacher recommendation; Algebra 2 completed or taken
concurrently
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This is a science course which covers many topics in physics. Laboratory activities that address the course inquiry
standards are coordinated with the course content so that students grasp the actual nature of science and physics.
Topics, such as measurement, mechanics, wave motion, sound, light, optics, color, thermodynamics, electricity,
electromagnetism, relatively, etc., are covered. The instructor correlates the dynamics of Physics with career majors

Physics Honors 324102HW
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Credit: 1 lab science unit
Prerequisites: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry 1 or Teacher recommendation, Algebra 1; Geometry; Algebra 2
completed or taken concurrently.
This course includes topics in mechanics, statics and dynamics, motion and rotations, thermodynamics, wave theory,
optics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics. Extensive classroom demonstrations and lab investigations are
used. Additionally, physics topics will be investigated with oral presentations and research papers.

Anatomy and Physiology 326302CW
Prerequisites: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry 1 or Teacher recommendation
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This course involves the study of the human body’s anatomy and physiology. Anatomy will include the muscles,
bones, nerves, veins, and organs necessary for normal body functions. Physiology is the study of what goes on
inside the ―anatomy‖ during everyday life and during physical exertion. In addition, all body systems will be
explored- skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
reproductive systems.

Anatomy and Physiology Honors 326304HW
Prerequisites: Honors Physical Science, Honors Biology, Chemistry 1 or Teacher recommendation
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This course involves an intensive and extensive study of the human body’s anatomy and physiology. Anatomy will
include the muscles, bones, nerves, veins, and organs necessary for normal body functions. Physiology is the study
of what goes on inside the ―anatomy‖ during everyday life and during physical exertion. In addition, all body
systems will be explored- skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary,
and reproductive systems. Research and laboratory experiences are an integral part of this course.

Astronomy 325102CW
Prerequisites: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry 1 or Teacher recommendation
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This course offers student the opportunity to study the stars, the solar system, galaxies, cosmology, optical and non-
visible astronomy. Other topics include: Modern Astronomy, Space Science, Physics and Space Exploration.
Students may attend evening and early morning lab activities.

Environmental Science 326104CW
Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry or Teacher recommendation
Credit: 1 lab science unit
This course is for students with an interest in science as it relates to the environment. Lab, classroom work and
independent research such as field studies are required for an in-depth study of: land, ecosystems, plant and animal
life, and ecological principles. This course looks at current events and topics in environmental science.

Marine Science 322502CW
Prerequisites: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics or Teacher recommendation
Credit: 1 lab science unit

This course offers a comprehensive study of the ocean’s geological, chemical, physical, and biological
interrelationships. You will learn the basic concepts of ocean circulation and wave dynamics; storm formation and
tides; marine biology; geological processes, to include the formation of the planet and its ocean; and chemical
processes as they relate to each other and life on this planet. This course will be taught based on current scientific
thought and theory. Using the scientific method of observation, you will carry out labs and exercises pertaining to
the world of marine science.
Social Studies Courses at ATA
U.S. History and the Constitution 332002CW
Prerequisite: Global Studies II Recommended
Credit: 1 unit
This survey course covers the social, economic and
political developments in the United States from the
earliest settlement of North America to the present.
This span includes the Native Americans, establishment of colonies, creation of a new nation, the U.S. Constitution,
territorial expansion to the West, Civil War and Reconstruction, industrialization and immigration of the late
nineteenth century, and our nation’s role in world affairs in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will
analyze historical documents, understand varying viewpoints, and evaluate the historical interpretation of others.
This course is required for graduation. The SC End-of-Course Test (EOCT) is required and will be given to all
students.

US History Honors 332002HW
Prerequisite: Recommendation from Social Studies Instructor
Credit: 1 unit
This course is a comprehensive student of major historical developments in the United States from the earliest
settlement of North America to the present. This course is designed for students to evaluate historical data from a
variety of sources as they trace the development of state and national political, economic, social, and cultural
institutions. Students analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information in order to construct sound historical
interpretations with evidence. Students in the honors course are asked to seek deeper understanding of complex
ideas. Development of research skills and writing skills are emphasized. Students will be required to read historical
texts and write analytical essays that examine identified time periods in U.S. History. Students in this class are
required to take the U. S. History End-of-Course Test (EOCT).

US History and Constitution AP/Seminar 337200AW/3399P2HW
Credit: 1 social studies unit; 1 elective unit
Prerequisites: Recommendation by Teacher
The course prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them
equivalent to those of full year introductory college courses. Emphasis is placed on analyzing historical data,
synthesizing evidence, and evaluating the ideas of others as students develop the ability to express themselves with
clarity and precision when writing essays. Each student must take the Advanced Placement examination through the
College Board for possible college credit. Students will also take the SC End-of-Course test (EOCT) as the final
exam in this course.

Government 333001CH
Prerequisite: U.S. History
Credit: .5 unit
Government is a rigorous course designed for high school seniors. Nine weeks will deal with the U.S. government.
Students will primarily examine the operation of major American institutions such as the Presidency, the National
courts, and Congress. Civil rights, civil liberties and civic responsibilities will also be discussed.

Economics 335001CH
Prerequisite: U.S. History
Credit: .5 unit
Economics is a rigorous course designed for high school seniors. Its goal is to increase students’ financial literacy
and to study the structure of the American economic system. The focus is on economic principles, with an emphasis
on the efficient allocation of resources through the market forces of demand and supply. With regard to financial
literacy, students are also given instruction in banking and financial institutions, credit card and credit management,
and stock and bond markets.
Government Honors 333002HH
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Government is a fast- paced and very rigorous course designed for advanced high school seniors. Students will
primarily examine the operation of major American institutions such as the Presidency, the National courts, and
Congress. Civil rights, civil liberties and civic responsibilities will also be discussed. It emphasizes the use of
analytical and interpretive skills so that students are able to evaluate and defend political positions with
sound reasoning and evidence.

Economics Honors 335002HH
Credit: .5 unit
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Economics is a fast- paced and very rigorous course designed for advanced high school seniors Its goal is to increase
students’ financial literacy and to study the structure of the American economic system in depth. The focus is on
economic principles, with an emphasis on the efficient allocation of resources through the market forces of demand
and supply. With regard to financial literacy, students are also given instruction in banking and financial institutions,
credit card and credit management, and stock and bond markets, etc. Emphasis is also placed on the use of analytical
and interpretive skills to make informed decisions based on evaluation of economic data, understanding of
economic issues and knowledge concerning public policy

Psychology 201 3340A2EW
(See Academic PACE Section of Guide.)


Current Events 333702CW
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 elective unit
In this course, students will scrutinize current events on the local, state, national, and international levels. You will
examine, but not be confined to, economic, religious, social, political, and military events. Where applicable, in-
depth research will be conducted to determine the historical causes for current situations. Mass communication
materials and the Internet will be used for obtaining immediate and historical information pertaining to the
curriculum in order for you to understand the environments in which you live. You are expected to participate
actively in class discussions.
Spanish at ATA
Spanish I 365102CW
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 unit
This course is the first in a series to develop communication skills through speaking, reading, and writings Spanish
within authentic cultural context. You will be encouraged to apply the language acquisition to everyday contexts.


Spanish II 365202CW
Prerequisite: Spanish I
Credit: 1 unit
This course is a continued and intensified study of
communication skills, integrating intermediate grammar and language principles, based on the previous skills
learned in Spanish I. More emphasis will be placed on conversation techniques, presentation style, and reading
through the use of authentic cultural materials and situations.

Spanish III 365302CW
Prerequisite: Spanish II
Credit: 1 unit
In this course, you will begin to expand your learning
and activities in the Spanish language and culture to
areas of special interest. You will continue to study the contemporary culture of the Spanish-speaking world through
native-text examples and literature. An emphasis will be placed on advanced conversation with native speakers.



Elective Courses at ATA:
Yearbook Production 305402CW
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 unit
This course is designed to provide students with initial exposure to yearbook production. The course teaches basic
skills for yearbook production skills and focuses on planning, layout, design, advertising, and final copy. The
course also covers typography usage and photography skills.

Journalism Newspaper 3053A2CW
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 unit
Journalism teaches students basic skills needed for writing news, features, editorials, and sports stories. Students
learn techniques for headline writing, layout and copy reading, in addition to the principles of photography, business
management, advertising, and printing.

SAT/ACT Prep 401101CH
Prerequisite: English II, Geometry and Recommendation by Counselors
Credit: 1 unit
If you are going to college and you want to improve your score - this class is for you. One half of the course
concentrates on strategies for the verbal / written portion of the test, and the other half concentrates on the math
portion.
Animated Computer Production 535002CW
(with ALICE)
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 unit
Introduction to Animation is a course designed to use a new innovative 3D programming environment so that
students can learn and immediately visualize how the animation program runs to create an animated story, an
interactive game, or a movie. This program, Alice, is a teaching tool for introductory programming and animation.
Students love manipulating the 3D graphics in an on-screen virtual world. The students are able to create with ease
programs using the drag-and-drop features/interface to create interaction and movement of the different objects (e.g.,
people, animals, vehicles, and more) in the virtual worlds of Alice just by using simple directions. Students taking
this course do not have to have any prior programming experience.

Digital Photography/Image Editing 534002CW
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications I or Digital Input Technologies or Computer Applications
Credit: 1 unit
This course focuses on digital photography and is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed
to utilize digital imaging software in editing images and graphics. Students explore photographical history and
various types of photography production including computer lab production using Adobe Photoshop.

Current Events 333702CW
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 unit
In this course, you will scrutinize current events on the local, state, national, and international levels. You will
examine, but not be confined to, economic, religious, social, political, and military events. Where applicable, in-
depth research will be conducted to determine the historical causes for current situations. Mass communication
materials and the Internet will be used for obtaining immediate and historical information pertaining to the
curriculum in order for you to understand the environments in which you live. You are expected to participate
actively in class discussions.




Course: SAS Programming I and II 539812CW
Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1-2 units
This course allows for the use of 21st century technology in an innovative way to encourage our students to look
beyond general business applications to a more specific way of assisting businesses increase profits and make
changes and projections based on data input. This course would allow for students to in learn a language that is
primarily designed to answer questions, provide information, and manipulate data to help businesses increase
profits. The class would learn how to collect and record data so that any question a business may need answer for
could be answered.


Public Speaking 304002CW
Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1 unit
This course is for students interested in improving communicative and public speaking skills. It covers speech
research, preparation, outlining, debate, and delivery. It provides students with practical experience and evaluation.
Includes lecture, speaking before the class, critiques, evaluation, and watching and listening to others speak.

Carpentry 1 69102CW
Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1 unit
For students who may be interested in learning basic carpentry skills. This course introduces the study of safety and
hand tools. Students construct and repair structures of wood and plywood using hand and power tools.
Small Engine Technology 1 630002CW
Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1 unit
This course is for students interested in the engine repair of small gasoline engines. Students investigate and learn
two and four cycle theory and repair.

Medical Terminology 554002CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Health Science Major Courses or Teacher Recommendation
Medical Terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students
acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a
body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and
function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving
techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.

Introduction to Culinary Arts 572204CW
Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
This course is for students interested in learning entry-level skills within the Culinary Arts field.

Fine Arts
Students who plan on attending a 4-year college should check with Guidance to see if they have fulfilled the fine
arts requirement needed for admission to a postsecondary institution. ATA may offer fine arts courses through
Apex and the virtual school format.
          Career and Technical Education (CATE Majors)
                            Courses at ATA
Courses within a defined CATE Major consist of a concentration of electives in that particular National Career
Cluster area. For example, Automotive Technology 1 and 2, and the Internship will allow a student to receive up to
7 units in two years if they are able to take all the courses offered in that career area.

Automotive Technology
A major within the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics national career cluster courses identified by the U.S.
Department of Education

This major concentrates on four areas of ASE Certification—-Electrical, Steering Suspension Systems, Engine
Performance, and Brake Systems. Students learn basic engine fundamentals as they work through the ASE
Modules. Students are eligible to take ASE certification in these four areas upon completion of a two-year program.
Students may leave ATA with preparation for certifications in four areas of ASE. Students may continue to pursue
the additional four ASE certifications through a joint program with ATA and other post-secondary institutions.

PROJECT: Auto Technology will begin building a drag car from engine to performance during the 2011-2012
school year.

Course: Automotive Technology 1, 2, 3
3603002CW/ 603102CW/ 603202CW
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: ASE
Credit: 3 units
Corequisite: Physics
This course concentrates on two areas of ASE Certification—Electrical and Steering Suspension Systems. Students
learn basic engine fundamentals as they work through the ASE Modules. Students need basic computer
keyboarding skills to utilize the diagnostic equipment and vehicle reference service manuals. Students are eligible
to take ASE certification in these two areas upon completion of a two-year program. Students may also complete a
summer internship in order to complete the necessary lab real-time requirement for these certifications.

Course: Automotive Technology 4 603302CW
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: ASE/Natef
Credit: 1- 2 units
Suggested Corequisite: Internship (2)
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Automotive Technology 1,2, and 3

This course is a continuation of Auto Tech 1 with concentration on two new areas of ASE Certification—Engine
Performance and Brake Systems. Students continue working with the ASE Modules. Senior students in this
program are able to complete Transportation, Distributing & Logistics Internships at worksites in many of the
dealerships within the county. Students are eligible to take ASE certification in these two areas upon completion of
a two-year program. Students may complete with certification in four areas of ASE. Students may continue to
pursue the additional four ASE certifications upon graduation at post-secondary schools.

Course: Tran/Distrb/Lg WkB 679002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 1-2 units
Students who have successfully completed all of the Automotive Technology requirements and academic
requirements for graduation may be eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with area
business and industry for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards within the particular
business major the student has pursued while at the school.
Building Construction
A major within the Architecture and Construction national career cluster courses identified by the U.S. Department
of Education

The Building Construction major is designed to prepare students to perform entry-level building construction tasks
under the supervision of a supervisor or an experienced craftsperson. Included in the course of study are instructions
related to cabinetmaking, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, residential electricity, and safety practices. This program
of study is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of occupational opportunities.

Course: Building Construction 1 606002CD/606002CW
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: NCCER
Credit: 3 units
Corequisite: Math
The Building Construction Cluster program is designed to prepare students to perform entry level building
construction tasks under the supervision of a supervisor or an experienced craftsperson. Included in the course of
study are instructions related to abinetmaking, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, residential electricity, and safety
practices. This program of study is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of occupational opportunities.
There is a fee charged to cover personal protective materials.

Course: Building Construction 2 606102CD
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: NCCER
Credit: 2 units
Corequisite: Internship 2 units*
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of BC 1

Building Construction 2 is a continuation of Building Construction 1. See course description above.

Course: Arch/Constr WrkBas 669002CD*
Students who have successfully completed all of the Building Construction requirements and academic requirements
for graduation may be eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with area business and
industry for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards.



       Business, Management, and Administration National Career Cluster

Business--
Administrative Services
A major within the Business, Management, and Administration national career cluster courses identified by the U.S.
Department of Education

This major concentrates on core/expert levels of Microsoft Office 2007 computer applications. Students who like
working with computers and different software can enhance their business skills and pursue careers in areas; such as
management, business, administration, information technology, etc. Students are prepared for the certification
assessments in the use of Microsoft Office.

Course: Integrated Business Applications 1
502002CW
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: MOS, Core Level
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit)
This course concentrates on core level Microsoft Office computer applications. Students who like working with
computers and different software can enhance their business skills and pursue careers in areas, such as management,
business, administration, etc. Students are prepared for the certification assessments in the use of Microsoft Office
at the core level. Students concentrate on Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint with many integrated projects to
make learning real and relevant to the student’s career interests. This course is semester long meeting two blocks.
Students will take the level 2 class during the second semester.

Course: Integrated Business Applications 2
502102CW
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: MOS, Expert Level
Credit: 1 unit
Corequisite: Internship 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Integrated Business Applications 1
This course concentrates on expert level Microsoft Office computer applications. Students concentrate on additional
features within the Microsoft Office computer applications software. More integrated projects are used to enhance
learning and prepare the students for MOS expert certifications levels in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Course: Business Internet Applications 1
503502CW
Grade: 11/12 (May take as a Business Elective)
Credit: 1 unit
This course is designed to parallel the HGTC course within the Office Systems Technology major. Students learn to
navigate and maneuver through the Internet for the purpose of business and industry. They learn shortcuts to using
search engines, different file types, to creating and online resume with links to informative and interesting facts
about themselves.

Course: Administrative Support Technology
512202CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
This course is the first course required for a major in Administrative Services. This major introduces all of the
regular business or office standards that are normally overlooked. Students learn everything from communication
and setting up database files, organization to presentation. Students learn routine operations that require multi-
tasking—answering the phone, proper email etiquette, producing agendas, to preparing presentations. Students are
introduced to different types of software.

Course: SAS Programming I 532702CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
This course allows for the use of 21st century technology in an innovative way to encourage our students to look
beyond general business applications to a more specific way of assisting businesses increase profits and make
changes and projections based on data input. This course would allow for students to in learn a language that is
primarily designed to answer questions, provide information, and manipulate data to help businesses increase
profits. The class would learn how to collect and record data so that any question a business may need answer for
could be answered.

Course: SAS Programming 2 532802CW
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 unit
This course is a continuation of SAS Programming I.
Course: Business and Marketing Internship
549002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Business major and recommendation by the major teacher; successful
completion of all requirements for graduation.
Students who have successfully completed any of the Business Management and Administration majors
and academic requirements for graduation are eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with
area business and industry for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards within the
particular business major the student has pursued while at ATA.


Business – Medical Office Administration NEW MAJOR 2011-2012
A customized major within the Business, Management, and Administration national career cluster courses identified
by the US Department of Education. It will fall under the CIPCODED Administrative Services major for completers
of the program.

Students are taught the business side of the medical field in Medical Office Administration. A high demand field
with much growth continuing for years to come, students will learn many of the skills required for a career in the
medical office. Students will perform a wide range of responsibilities typical in this career field from initial patient
consultation to final billing. This major will focus on the importance of ethical standards, confidentiality, and
professionalism when interacting with patients and co-workers.

Opportunities: CPR Certification, Basic First Aid, MOS Certification

Recommended Companion Courses:
Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Physiology

Course: Integrated Business Applications 1 with Medical Office Administration emphasis
502002CD
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: MOS, Core Level
Credit: 1-2 units
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit)
This course concentrates on core level Microsoft Office computer applications with the emphasis on medical office
communications. Students will step ahead by expanding their computer software skills – a necessity when pursuing
careers in any business position. Students are prepared for the certification assessments in the use of Microsoft
Office at the core level. Students concentrate on Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint with medical-related
integrated projects.

Course: Integrated Business Applications 2 with Medical Office Administration emphasis
502102W
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: MOS, Expert Level
Credit: 1 unit
Corequisite: Business Marketing Internship
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Integrated Business Applications 1
This course concentrates on expert level Microsoft Office computer applications. More integrated projects are used
to enhance learning and prepare the students for MOS expert certifications levels in Word, Excel, Access, and
PowerPoint. This higher level of learning will continue through the medical office preparing presentations to
supervisors, making requisitions for medical office supply orders, creating documents used commonly in medical
practices, preparing a database of patients for invoicing, and more.
Course: Administrative Support Technology with Medical Office Administration emphasis
512202CW
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 unit
This course will provide the foundation for working with the patient, supervisor, co-workers, and other professionals
the worker may come in contact with while on the job. Students learn everything from communication skills,
medical law and ethics, to organization and effective presentations. Students learn routine operations that require
multi-tasking—answering the phone, email and Internet etiquette, and patient referrals and scheduling.

Course: Business and Marketing Internship
549002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Business major and recommendation by the major teacher; successful
completion of all requirements for graduation.

Students who have successfully completed any of the Business Management and Administration majors and
Academic requirements for graduation are eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed in a
medical-related facility such as a hospital, doctor’s office, clinics, dental and orthodontic practice, veterinarian, eye
doctor, or specialist for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards for Medical Office
Administration.




Business—Paralegal and Legal Systems Administration
A customized major within the Business, Management, and Administration national career cluster courses identified
by the U.S. Department of Education

This major is designed to acquaint the student with a basic knowledge of the legal environment as it pertains to
white collar crimes, the consumer and business operations and criminal justice. Seniors will be able to intern in their
specific area of interest, paralegal or a criminal-justice related field




Course: Business Law 1 504402CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with a basic knowledge of the legal environment as it pertains to the
family, criminal, and business law. It is a basic course to help student learn key legal principles.
Course: Business Law 2 549822CW
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 unit
Corequisites: Legal Systems Administration 2, Internship
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit)
This is a continuation of Business Law 1. See above course description. Extensive research of careers within law
are performed.

Course: Legal Systems Administration 1
549802CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit)
Corequisite: Business Law 1
This course is designed as a hands-on course. Students will role play as well as become familiar with legal
documents associated with different areas of various legal professions.

Course: Legal Systems Administration 2 549812CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit)
Corequisites: Business Law 2, Internship
This is a continuation of the Legal Systems Administration 1. See above course description.


Web Design and Development 1 503102CW
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 unit
This course is designed to teach students how to design, implement and maintain websites. Students are actively
involved in maintaining the school’s webpage.


Course: Business and Marketing Internship
549002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Business major and recommendation by major teacher; successful
completion of all requirements for graduation

Students who have successfully completed any of the Business Management and Administration majors and
academic requirements for graduation are eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with area
business and industry for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards within the particular
business major the student has pursued while at ATA.
Cosmetology
A South Carolina Board of Cosmetology and State Department of Education approved major
This major is a SC Board of Cosmetology approved major and is strictly governed by the South Carolina Board.
Students must apply and be interviewed for this major due to a limited amount of space. State Board mandates the
number of students that can be supervised/taught in a school salon. A fee will be charged. Students completing the
requirements will be eligible to take the SC State Board Licensure Exam.

Course: Cosmetology 1 615002CD
           (Acceptance and Fee Required)
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: State Board of Cosmetology—SC Licensure Board
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program
Corequisite: Chemistry Recommended
Note: Students should sign up for both Cosmetology 1 and Cosmetology 2 if accepted into the program.

This major is a SC Board of Cosmetology approved major and is strictly governed by the SC Board. Students must
apply and be interviewed for this major due to a limited amount of space. State Board mandates the number of
students that can be supervised/taught in a school salon. Students who are accepted into this program will be
eligible to take the written and practical exams after they complete their two-year program. There is a fee charged to
cover salon materials, licensing fees, and student kits. To become a licensed cosmetologist, a student must:

   Be at least 16 years old
   Have at least a 10th grade education or equivalency
   Pay the prescribed fee (included in Cosmetology fee)
   Successfully complete 1,500 hours in a cosmetology school approved by the Board.
   Submit an application
   Take and pass the written and practical exam

Course: Cosmetology 2 615102CD
           (Acceptance and Fee Required)
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: State Board of Cosmetology—SC Licensure Board
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program
Corequisite: Chemistry Recommended
This course is to be taken during the first year with Cosmetology 1. It is one of the two courses required for Level 1.
See course description for Cosmetology 1.

Course: Cosmetology 3 615202CD
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: State Board of Cosmetology—SC Licensure Board
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Cosmetology 1 and 2; Successful Completion of 500 Cosmetology Hours
This is a continuation of Cosmetology 1 and Cosmetology 2 (Level 1). See above course description for
Cosmetology 1.

Course: Cosmetology 4 615302CD
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: State Board of Cosmetology—SC Licensure Board
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Cosmetology 1 and 2 (Level 1) and Cosmetology 3; Successful Completion of
500 Hours. See above Cosmetology 1 course descriptions.

Note: All Cosmetology students are required to complete Cosmetology 1, 2, 3 and 4; 1,000 Cosmetology hours; and
500 academic course hours (awarded upon successfully completing core academic courses). The total number of
hours needed to complete the program is 1500 hours. Completion of this program does not guarantee a student will
receive the SC Cosmetology License.


Culinary Arts
A major within the Family and Consumer Sciences national career cluster courses identified by the U.S. Department
of Education
Culinary Arts provides students with the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the food service
industry and its career opportunities. Laboratory experience simulates commercial food production and service
operations which prepare students for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education in the food
production and service industry.

Course: Culinary Arts 1 572002CD
Grade: 11
Certification Prep: ProStart /ServSafe-- National Restaurant Association
Credit: 4 units
Corequiste: Math
Culinary Arts provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the food service
industry and its career opportunities. Laboratory experience simulates commercial food production and service
operations which prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into postsecondary education in the food
production and service industry. Students may be involved in co-op, mentoring, internships or other job training
programs.

Course: Culinary Arts 2
572102CW
Grade: 12
Certification Prep: ProStart/ServSafe-National Restaurant Association
Credit: 1 unit
Internship: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Culinary Arts 1
This is a continuation of Culinary Arts 1. See above course description


Course: Hosp/Tour Intrnshp 519002CD
Grade: 12
Credits: 2 units
Students who have successfully completed all of the Culinary Arts requirements and academic requirements for
graduation may be eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with area business and industry
for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards.


Digital Arts & Design
A major within the AV, Arts, and Technology national career cluster courses identified by the U.S. Department of
Education

This major is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Multimedia
Producer, Digital Photographer, or a Videographer. The course standards will correlate with those of the Associate
Degree Digital Arts program at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
Digital Arts and Design1 612002CW
Grade: 11
Corequisite: Digital Arts and Design 2
Credit: 1 unit
Students in this course learn a variety of software programs including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and
Maya. Through hands-on applications you will learn how to plan, prepare, create digital images and illustrations,
business presentations and learn aesthetic principles of color, composition, typography and visual identity. Students
use various types of media in this course, from plain paper to-computer-to DVDs.

Digital Arts and Design 2 612102CW
Grade: 11
Corequisite: Digital Arts and Design 1
Credit: 1 unit
Continuation of Digital Arts and Design 1.

Digital Arts and Design 3 612202CW
Grade: 11
Corequisite: Digital Arts and Design 1, 2
Credit: 1 unit
Continuation of Digital Arts and Design 1.

Digital Arts and Design 4 612302CW
Grade: 12
Corequisite: ArtAudioVideoCom WkB
Credit: 1 unit
Continuation of Digital Arts and Design 1, 2, 3.

Course: ArtAudioVideoCom WkB 529002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Students who have successfully completed any of the Digital Arts and Design major and academic requirements for
graduation are eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with area business and industry for
on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards within the particular business major the
student has pursued while at the school.


Education
A major created to work with students interested in pursuing educational program. These are local-board approved
courses.

This major is for students who are interested in teaching at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary education
levels. The course provides instruction in planning, curriculum development, instructional strategies, instructional
activities, innovative teacher education programs, cutting edge educators, etc.


Course: Education 1 5899E4CD/5899E4CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 3 units
Prerequisite: Recommendation by High School Teachers
Corequisites: Public Speaking and/or Business Elective (TBA)
Students interested in teaching at the early childhood, elementary, and secondary education levels. The course
provides instruction in planning, curriculum development, instructional strategies, instructional activities, innovative
teacher education programs, cutting edge educators, etc. Students gain exposure to all aspects of education through
practicum experiences and projects.
Course: Education 25899F4CD/25899F4CW
Grade: 12
Credit: 1- 3 units
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Ed 1
Corequisites: Public Speaking and/or Business Elective (TBA)

This is a continuation of Education 1. See above course description. The Senior Internship is built into the level 2
curriculum with students eligible if they have met all of the Education and academic requirements for graduation.



Emergency and Fire Services Management
Course: Emergency and Fire Services Management 1 (Basic Firefighter and First Responder) 651204CD
Grade: 11
Credit: 4 units
Prerequisite: Acceptance into program
This program requires students to become members of Boy Scotts of America Explorer Post through Horry County
Fire Rescue.
Students must purchase uniforms to wear during the week and obtain a physical that includes a pulmonary function
test.

Basic Firefighter includes Fundamentals of Basic Firefighting (Successful completion required to continue in
program), Hazardous Materials – Awareness level for First Responder, Hazardous Materials – Operations Level for
First Responder Positive Pressure Ventilation, Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Response, and other courses
provided by the South Carolina Fire Academy. Students will also complete National Incident Management System
(NIMS) 100, 200, 700, and 800 on-line. First Responder Course is a National Registry of Emergency Medical
Technicians level course that is the first level in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).


Course: Emergency and Fire Services Management 2( Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2) 651304CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 4 units
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Basic Firefighter and First Responder
This program requires students to become members of Boy Scotts of America Explorer Post through Horry County
Fire Rescue.
Students must purchase uniforms to wear during the week and obtain a Physical that includes a pulmonary function
test.

Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 courses are provided by South Carolina Fire Academy and are International Fire
Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) courses. Students will have to PASS Firefighter 1 to test Firefighter 2.
Students will also take Rescuing the Rescuer, Rapid Intervention Teams, Extrication, and other courses provided by
South Carolina Fire Academy. Students will also be provided in-service training to maintain First Responder
certification.



Health Science
Nursing and Pre-Medicine
A major within the national career clusters identified the U.S. Department of Education

This major offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of the following health areas: nursing, technician, or
another medical profession. Nursing requires students to be competent in basic nursing skills. Technician explores
areas such as, EMT or Pharmacy Tech. The Pre-Medicine area concentrates in career areas within the medical field
such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nutrition, radiology, fitness, dental, physicians and animal health care.
Health Science
Nursing
Course: Health Science-Nursing 1
555002CW/ 555002CD
Grade: 11
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program
Corequisite: Chemistry
Students must purchase uniforms to wear for weekly uniform day, shadowing, and service learning projects.
Health-Related Certifications Prep

The Health Science Career Cluster is a cluster of study integrating academics and specific health science technology
courses, along with a variety of work-based learning activities. The work-based learning opportunities may include:
shadowing, field trips, service learning activities. Students will study safety, infection control, personal qualities of
health care provider, legalities, nutrition, cultural diversity, and medical terminology. Students will learn basic
nursing fundamentals, such as taking vital signs, feeding residents, or as bed making. Students may join HOSA, the
student organization. Students may participate in leadership activities, such as running for chapter or state officer
positions and competing in district and/or state competitive events.

Medical Terminology 554002CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Health Science Major Courses or Teacher Recommendation
Medical Terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students
acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a
body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and
function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving
techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.

Course: Health Science -Nursing 2
555102CW
 (4 units)
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of HS 1
Corequisite: Anatomy and Physiology
Internship: 2 units
Health-Related Certifications Prep

This course is a continuation of HS-Nursing 1 which requires students to be competent in basic nursing skills such
as taking vital signs, bed baths, or transfers. This major concentrates on Nursing as a career and can lead to a
certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Students may receive this certification by passing the course
with an 85 average, completing competencies for long term care, and completing 40 clinical hours experience
(Internship hours). Students must wear uniform on uniform day, shadowing, and internship days. Students must
meet all pre-determined competencies before participation in a clinical practicum experiences. Students may join the
student organization (HOSA) and participate in leadership opportunities, as well as, competitive events.
Course: Health Science Occupations Internship 559002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful completion of HS 1.
Students who have successfully completed all of the Health Science requirements and academic requirements for
graduation may be eligible to participate in senior internships. These internships are strictly supervised by their
instructors. Internships are held in a long-term care facility with the instructor.


Health Science
Pre-Medical Major
Course: Health Science-Pre-Med 1
555002CW/555002CD
Grade: 11
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program; Biology
Co requisite: Chemistry Recommended and Medical Terminology
Health-Related Certifications Prep

The Health Science Career Cluster is a cluster of study integrating academics and specific health science technology
standards. The learning opportunities may include: shadowing, field trips and guest speakers. This major
concentrates in career areas within the medical field such as pharmacy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy,
nutrition, radiology, fitness, dental, physicians and animal health care. This major is designed to help the student
identify the health career they are most interested in and to develop a better understanding of the many careers that
are available.

Medical Terminology 554002CW
Grade: 11
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Health Science Major Courses or Teacher Recommendation
Medical Terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students
acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a
body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and
function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving
techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.


Course: Health Science –Pre-Med 2
555102CW
(4 units)
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Health Science1
Corequisites: Anatomy and Physiology Recommended, Internship (2 units)
Health-Related Certifications Prep

This course is a continuation of HS-Pre-Med 1. In addition this course provides work based learning opportunities
which may include: shadowing, field trips, service learning activities. Student will study safety, infection control,
and personal qualities of health care provider, legalities, nutrition, cultural diversity, and medical terminology.

Course: Health Science Internship 559002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Students who have successfully completed all of the Health Science requirements and academic requirements for
graduation may be eligible to participate in senior internships. These internships are strictly supervised by their
instructors. Internships include hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctors’ offices, etc.
Engineering (PLTW)
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
Engineering offers students a chance at real-world learning and hands-on experiences through a planned Project
Lead the Way curriculum. Students who are interested in all aspects of engineering should pursue this major a
ATA. Students are acquainted with engineering areas through course in Introduction to Engineering and Design,
Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and an Engineering Internship.

Course: Introduction to Engineering 605104CW/605104CD
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 3 units
PLTW-Introduction to Engineering Design is designed to lay the foundation for all sequential engineering classes
with an emphasis on critical thinking and the design process. Students will progress from sketching basic 3-D
objects to application of a solid modeling computer program called Inventor. They will advance their problem-
solving skills by evaluating and synthesizing design briefs, brainstorming ideas, developing design matrices, and
choosing designs based on established criteria. Another core component of the course will be building a portfolio to
showcase all of the work.

Course: Principles of Engineering 605002CW
Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering
Credit: 1 unit
PLTW-Principles of Engineering is designed to help students become cognizant of the field of engineering and
engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes help students learn how
engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit
people. Students in engineering teams apply technology, science, and mathematical concepts and skills to create
designs and solve engineering design problems. The course also includes concerns about social and political
consequences of technological change.




Course: Aerospace Engineering 605602CW
Grade: 11 or 12 (Teacher Recommendation)
Credit: 1 unit
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Engineering/Design, Principles of Engineering, or Teacher Recommnendation

The major focus of this course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics,
flight, and engineering through the fields of aeronautics, aerospace engineering,
and related areas of study. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems
related to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the
physics of space science, space life sciences, the biology of space science, principles
of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students work
in teams utilizing hands-on activities, projects, and problems and are exposed
to various situations faced by aerospace engineers. In addition, students use 3D
design software to help design solutions to proposed problems. Students design
intelligent vehicles to learn about documenting their project, solving problems,
and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional
community. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.

Course: Engineering Internship 669002CD
Grade: 12
Credit: 2 units
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Prescribed Engineering Courses
Students who have successfully completed all of the Pre-Engineering PLTW requirements and academic
requirements for graduation may be eligible to participate in senior internships. Students are placed with area
business and industry for on-the-job training which reinforces and correlates with the standards.
                         HORRY COUNTY SCHOOLS



                     APEX Learning Course Offerings

                                                               and

                       Virtual School Course Offerings

                            (Updated: January 10, 2011)




An online credit recovery program is available through ATA which allows students to recover credit in a course (if offered) for which
they did not receive credit. Credit recovery courses are offered in partnership with Apex Learning and are subject to change without
notice. A variety of courses for initial credit are also provided through this program.
                                   HORRY COUNTY SCHOOLS
                                         APEX Learning Course Offerings
                                                  2010-2011
              COURSE                             CREDIT                    INITIAL CREDIT
                                                RECOVERY
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
English I                                             Yes                           NO
English II                                            Yes                           Yes
English III                                           Yes                           Yes
English IV                                            Yes                           Yes
MATHEMATICS
Algebra I                                             Yes                           NO
Algebra II                                            Yes                           Yes
Math Tech I                                           Yes                           NO
Math Tech II                                          Yes                           NO
Math Tech III                                         Yes                           Yes
Math Tech IV                                          Yes                           Yes
Geometry                                              Yes                           Yes
Probability and Statistics                            Yes                           Yes
Pre Calculus                                          Yes                           Yes
SOCIAL STUDIES
Global Studies I                                      Yes                           Yes
Global Studies II                                     Yes                           Yes
U.S. History and Constitution                         Yes                           NO
Government (.5 credit)                                Yes                           Yes
Economics (.5 credit)                                 Yes                           Yes
SCIENCE
Physical Science                                      Yes                           NO
Biology                                               Yes                           NO
Chemistry                                             Yes                           NO
Health (.5)                                           Yes                           Yes
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Spanish I                                             NO                            Yes
Spanish II                                            NO                            Yes
ELECTIVES – COMING SOON!
Psychology                                            NO                            Yes
Art Appreciation (.5 credit)                          NO                            Yes
Music Appreciation                                    NO                            Yes

Literacy Advantage, where available, and Core courses are approved for initial credit.
Honors credit will NOT be awarded for APEX Learning courses.
                          (Taken from the HCS Virtual School and Online Resources Webpage)
                                    HORRY COUNTY VIRTUAL SCHOOL
                      2010-2011 Course Offerings (includes SCVSP) http://scvspconnect.ed.sc.gov/
   Refer to District Homepage or SDE for 2011-2012 Virtual Course Offerings (Not Available At Time of Publishing)

ARTS                        Credit           Provider SCIENCE                  Credit                  Provider
AP *Art History                  1        SCVSP          AP* Biology                         1          HCVS
Art History                      1        SCVSP          AP* Biology                         1          HCVS
Music History                    1        SCVSP          Physics                             1          HCVS
CATE/BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY                                 Physics Honors                     1           HCVS
AP* Computer Science A           1        HCVS           Physical Science                    1          SCVSP
Keyboarding                    0.5        SCVSP          Physical Science Honors             1          HCVS
Desktop Publishing               1        SCVSP          Marine Science                     1           HCVS
Web Design I                     1        HCVS           Marine Science Honors               1          HCVS
Web Design II                    1        HCVS           Biology                             1          SCVSP
Digital Photography            0.5        HCVS           Biology Honors                      1          HCVS
Digital Video Production       0.5        HCVS           Chemistry                           1          SCVSP
*Flash Animation               0.5        HCVS           Chemistry Honors                    1          HCVS
Computer Applications      .5 or 1        HCVS           SOCIAL STUDIES
Medical Terminology              1        SCVSP          AP* US History                     1           SCVSP
ENGLISH                                                  AP* Microeconomics                .5           HCVS
AP* English Literature           1        SCVSP          AP*Macroeconomics                  .5          SCVSP
AP* English Literature           1        HCVS           AP*US Govt & Politics             .5           HCVS
English I                        1        SCVSP          AP* Psychology                     1           HCVS
English I Honors                 1        HCVS           AP* World History                  1           HCVS
English II                       1        SCVSP          Economics                         .5           SCVSP
English II Honors                1        HCVS           Economics Honors                   .5          HCVS
English III                      1        SCVSP          American Govt                     .5           SCVSP
English III Honors               1        HCVS           American Govt Honors               .5          HCVS
English IV                       1        SCVSP          US History                          1          SCVSP
English IV Honors                1        HCVS           US History Honors                   1          HCVS
MATH                                                     Sociology                           1          SCVSP
AP* Statistics                   1        SCVSP          Psychology                         .5          HCVS
AP* Calculus AB                  1        HCVS           World History                       1          HCVS
AP* Calculus BC                  1        HCVS           World History Honors                1          HCVS
Pre-Calculus Honors              1        HCVS           WORLD LANGUAGES
Algebra I                        1        SCVSP          AP*Latin1                                      SCVSP
Algebra I Honors                 1        HCVS           AP*Spanish1                                    HCVS
Algebra II                       1        SCVSP          Spanish I11                                    SCVSP
Algebra II Honors                1        HCVS           Spanish II                                     SCVSP
Geometry                         1        SCVSP          Spanish III Honors1                            SCVSP
Geometry Honors                  1        HCVS           Latin I1                                       SCVSP
Statistics                       1        SCVSP          Latin II1                                      SCVSP
PE/HEALTH                                                Latin III Honors1                              SCVSP
Physical Education               1        SCVSP          Chinese I1                                     HCVS
Personal Health                 .5        SCVSP          Chinese II1                                    HCVS
TEST PREPARATION                                         French II1                                     HCVS
SAT Preparation                  0        SCVSP          French III1                                    HCVS
HSAP Preparation                 0        SCVSP
AP* exam reviews                 0        SCVSP
To register for SCVSP courses, go directly to their website at http://scvspconnect.ed.sc.gov.
To register for HCVS courses, go to https://maestro.horrycountyschools.net
World Language and AP courses span two semesters.
*Requires school software purchase. See online course description for details.
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                           Course
                         Descriptions




This is a program provided by HCS that assists students who are over-aged and behind a grade level or more.
Students must meet certain criteria to be accepted into this three-year accelerated program. Years 1 and 2 are
programmed with Year 3 providing for career interests selections if students have successfully completed the first
two years. Course Offerings are subject to change due to enrollment, scheduling conflicts, etc. with no prior
notification.
English Courses at ATA
English I College Preparatory 301102CW
Credit: 1 unit
This course provides a comprehensive study of literature, grammar, composition, vocabulary development,
speaking, listening skills, and reference skills. Students must complete a research project. The South Carolina End-
of-Course exam will be given to all students.

English II College Preparatory 301202CW
Credit: 1 unit
This course will continue to build on the skills acquired in English I, with continued focus on literary analysis,
interpretation of purpose within a variety of communication formats, extensive reading within different genres,
grammar and composition, and development of a personal voice in writing.

English III College Preparatory 301302CW
Prerequisite: English II CP
Credit: 1 unit
This course offers an in-depth study of American literature beginning with the Native American period.
Students will refine skills in the areas of literary analysis, grammar, composition, research, vocabulary development,
and public speaking. In order to receive credit for the course, students must successfully complete a research
paper/project.

English IV College Preparatory 301402CW
Prerequisite: English III
Credit: 1 unit
This course offers an in-depth study of British literature. Literary criticism, expository and persuasive writing,
critical thinking, vocabulary, and research are emphasized. In order to receive credit for this course, students must
successfully complete a research paper and complete a senior project.


Public Speaking 304002CW
Credit: 1 elective unit
This course focuses on a variety of communication activities including debate, oratory and motivational expression.
Students also learning effective delivery habits, sound, etc.


HSAP Prep 3199N2CW
Credit: 1 elective unit
This course is designed for students who have not mastered the ELA section or the Math section of the South
Carolina High School Assessment Program, which is required for all high school students. The course focuses on
test-taking strategies as well as uses a variety of instructional materials and activities, which is presented through
direct teaching, individualized instruction, large and small group activities and computer-assisted lessons utilizing
such programs as USATestPrep, etc.
Mathematics Courses at ATA
Math for the Tech 1
Credit: 1 unit
Students will cover topics that include axioms of algebra, linear equations, polynomials in one variable, functions,
graphs, and algebraic expressions. Concrete models, manipulatives, pictorial representations, graphing calculators,
and computers will be used to strengthen concepts previously taught and to teach new concepts.

Algebra 1 411102CW
Prerequisite: Math Tech 1
Credit: 1 unit
This course focuses on the development of your ability to use a variety of representations, tools, and technologies to
model mathematical situations in order to solve meaningful problems. The course topics include generalizations,
algebraic symbols, matrices, algebraic expressions in problem-solving situations, relationships, equations, in
equalities, interpretations, linear functions, systems
of linear equations, quadratic functions and data
representations. The state Algebra 1 end-of-course test will be given at the completion of the course—Semester 2.

Geometry 412102CW
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Credit: 1 unit
This course is the mathematical study of shapes, their
properties, and their relationships. Emphasis is placed
on student discovery and exploration and on formulating and defending conjectures. Geometry includes an in-depth
study of reasoning, polygons, congruence, similarity, right triangles, circles, area, volume, and transformations.

Math for the Tech. 4 314402CW
Prerequisite: Geometry, Recommendation by Counselors
Credit: 1 unit
This course is the fourth in a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of your understanding
of and ability to apply mathematics to solve real-world problems dealing with probability, statistics, and data
analysis. You should have mastered Algebra 1 (Math for the Technologies 1 and 2) standards prior to enrolling in
this course. Topics include foundations of data analysis; univariate data displays, applications of
measures of central tendency and variation, basic probability concepts and applications, probability distributions,
bivariate data and scatter plots, and project design.
Science Courses at ATA
Physical Science 321102CW
Credit: 1 unit
This course is an introductory course in which you explore natural laws and scientific principles as they
relate to the topics of physics and chemistry. Concepts include measurement, analyzing and graphing data,
properties of matter, forms of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy. Concepts are reinforced by numerous
laboratory demonstrations and investigations. This course is not recognized as a lab science by most colleges.

Applied Biology I 322602CW
Credit: 1 unit
The purpose of this course is to provide the science foundation necessary for understanding of the theory, concepts,
and content of basic biology. Biology will be presented in the context of work, home, society, and the environment.
It uses a hands-on approach to teach the concepts of biology. Applied Biology emphasizes problem solving, decision
making, and hands-on learning which includes the use of technology, etc.




Applied Biology II 322702CW
Prerequisite: Applied Biology I
Credit: 1 unit
Applied Biology II is a continuation of Applied Biology I, placing more emphasis on environmental concepts. The
state-mandated EOCT for biology will be the final exam in this course.
Social Studies Courses at ATA
Global Studies II 3360A2CW
Credit: 1 social studies credit
Global Studies II is a chronological historical review of the world’s landscapes, economic systems, and
governments. The course will emphasize the same principles that were introduced in Global Studies I. The study
begins with a review of the global transformations that resulted from the transoceanic linkage of all major world
regions beginning in the 19 century, and concludes with the adjustments and challenges of the post-Cold War
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world. This course is required before a student can take U.S. History and the Constitution.

U.S. History and the Constitution 332002CW
Prerequisite: Global Studies II or AP European History
Credit: 1unit
This survey course covers the social, economic and political developments in the United States from the
earliest settlement of North America to the present. This span includes the Native Americans, establishment of
colonies, creation of a new nation, the U.S. Constitution, territorial expansion to the West, Civil War and
Reconstruction, industrialization and immigration of the late nineteenth century, and our nation’s role in world
affairs in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will analyze historical documents, understand varying
viewpoints, and evaluate the historical interpretation of others. This course is required for graduation. The SC EOCT
will be given to all students.

Government 333001CH
Prerequisite: U.S. History
Credit: .5 unit
Government is a rigorous course designed for high school seniors. Nine weeks will deal with the U.S. government.
Students will primarily examine the operation of major American institutions such as the Presidency, the National
courts, and Congress. Civil rights, civil liberties and civic responsibilities will also be discussed.

Economics 335001CH
Prerequisite: U.S. History
Credit: .5 unit
Economics is a rigorous course designed for high school seniors. Its goal is to increase students’ financial literacy
and to study the structure of the American economic system. The focus is on economic principles, with an emphasis
on the efficient allocation of resources through the market forces of demand and supply. With regard to financial
literacy, students are also given instruction in banking and financial institutions, credit card and credit management,
and stock and bond markets.

Psychology 334002CW
Grade: 11-12
Credit: 1 elective unit
This course is designed to help students better understand themselves and others in everyday situations. Major areas
of emphasis will be personality and behavioral development, intelligence, heredity and environment, marriage and
family life, peer groups, mental health and social problems, learning and conditioning, and social and abnormal
psychology.

Current Events 333702CW
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1elective unit
In this course, students will scrutinize current events on the local, state, national, and international levels. You will
examine, but not be confined to, economic, religious, social, political, and military events. Where applicable, in-
depth research will be conducted to determine the historical causes for current situations. Mass communication
materials and the Internet will be used for obtaining immediate and historical information pertaining to the
curriculum in order for you to understand the environments in which you live. You are expected to participate
actively in class discussions. Media Literacy Standards will also be a part of this course as students research various
topics.
Elective Courses at ATA:
Course: Integrated Business Applications 1
502002CW
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (1/2 to 1 Unit) or Teacher Recommendation
This course concentrates on core level Microsoft Office computer applications. Students who like working with
computers and different software can enhance their business skills and pursue careers in areas, such as management,
business, administration, etc. Students are prepared for the certification assessments in the use of Microsoft Office
at the core level. Students concentrate on Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint with many integrated projects to
make learning real and relevant to the student’s career interests. This course also fulfills the computer science credit
for a South Carolina state diploma.

Introduction to Animation w/ ALICE
535002CW
Credit: 1 unit
Introduction to Animation is a course designed to use a new innovative 3D programming environment so that
students can learn and immediately visualize how the animation program runs to create an animated story, an
interactive game, or a movie. This program, Alice, is a teaching tool for introductory programming and animation.
Students love manipulating the 3D graphics in an on-screen virtual world. The students are able to create with ease
programs using the drag-and-drop features/interface to create interaction and movement of the different objects (e.g.,
people, animals, vehicles, and more) in the virtual worlds of Alice just by using simple directions. Students taking
this course do not have to have any prior programming experience.

Driver Education 370101CH
Grade: 9-12
Credit: .5 unit
Driver Education focuses on the rules and regulations of safe and efficient driving. Students will receive online
classroom instruction and actual behind-the-wheel instruction.

DEPCO/Intro to Career Tech 699904CW
Credit: 1 unit
This course is designed to acquaint students with careers under the National Career Cluster areas. Students rotate
through technical modules to learn and experience hands-on activities in areas such as: Graphic Arts, Digital
Photography, Digital Production, Horticulture, Electricity, Plumbing, Construction, Health and Fitness, etc.

Digital Photography/Image Editing 534002CW
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications I or Computer Applications and/or Teacher Recommendation
Credit: 1 unit
This course focuses on digital photography and some 35mm photography along with photography production.
Students explore photographical history and various types of photography production including computer lab
production. Students will also gain knowledge and skills needed to utilize digital imaging software in editing and
designing images and graphics.


Physical Education 1/A Per Fitness 3441A2CW
Grade: 9 -12
Credit: 1 unit
This course is a modified physical education program designed for students who want to improve their personal
fitness. The course concentrates on techniques for improving a student’s cardiovascular fitness, muscular
endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition. Instruction focuses strategies for improving ones
health. Students are graded based on their participation, student improvement, and knowledge of technique and
concepts.
Careers/Life Skills 5899C2CW
Credit: 1 unit
This course focuses on exploring careers and the life skills associated with the different careers. Students explore
areas of interest, create resumes, participate in job interviews, and other career life skills necessary for success in the
workplace.

								
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