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					                     Fort Mill School District
                               Program of Studies
                                   2011-2012

                                 Fort Mill School District
                                Dr. James N. Epps, Superintendent
                                      120 East Elliott Street
                                       Fort Mill, SC 29715
                                         (803) 548-2527

                             DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Fort Mill School District, distinguished by a tradition of excellence is to put
“Children First” by providing a progressive and challenging education that gives all of our
students, and thereby the community, the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.

                                       DISTRICT BELIEFS
                   We believe that children are the most valuable resource in society.
                   We believe that wellness is an essential goal for the individual and society.
                   We believe that all persons have worth and value and should be treated with
                    dignity.
                   We believe that the family is the primary influence in the development of the
                    individual.
                   We believe that quality education in a safe and inviting environment provides
                    the foundation for life long learning and results in productive citizens.
                   We believe that excellence is the result of high expectations and continuous
                    improvement.
                   We believe that creativity is fostered in a challenging and innovative
                    environment.
                   We believe that the best results come from teamwork.
                   We believe an informed and educated public is a supportive public.
                   We believe the home, the school, and the community share a commitment
                    and a responsibility for the total education of our students.
                   We believe that all children can learn and should be provided with the
                    necessary facilities and resources to meet their potential.

   FORT MILL HIGH SCHOOL                                   NATION FORD HIGH SCHOOL
   Mr. M. Dee Christopher, Principal                        Mrs. Beverley G. Bowman, Principal
           225 Munn Road                                         1400 A. O. Jones Boulevard
         Fort Mill, SC 29715                                        Fort Mill, SC 29715
        Phone: (803) 548-1900                                      Phone: (803) 835-0000
        Fax: (803) 548-1911                                        Fax:   (803) 835-0010
     www. fort-mill.k12.sc.us/fmhs                             www. fort-mill.k12.sc.us/nfhs
     Fort Mill School District offers equal opportunity in employment and education activities without
                    regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or handicap
                      Table of Contents
Academic Planning and Information
Academic Planning
     Personal Pathways to Success: EEDA                  3
     Individual Graduation Plans (IGP)                   3
     Promotion Standards                                 4
     Graduation Requirements                             4
     Diploma of Distinction                              4
     College Admission Requirements                      5

Academic Information
     Schedule Information                                6
     Course Sequencing and Course Load                   7
     Attendance & Exit Exam                              7
     Gifted and Talented                                 8
     Content Recover                                     8
     Senior Information                                  9

Curriculum Framework:
     Schools, Clusters, Majors of Study Chart            10
     Frequently Asked Questions and Answers              12

Curriculum Templates
     School of Arts and Humanities                       13
     School of Business and Information Services         27
     School of Engineering and Integrated Technologies   35
     School of Health and Human Services                 44

Course Descriptions                                      53


Appendix                                                 102
     Grade Point Conversion Chart                        103
     Scholarship Information                             104
     NCAA Clearinghouse Information                      105
     Individual Graduation Plan Worksheet                107
     Index                                               108




                                      2
     ACADEMIC PLANNING AND INFORMATION
       EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT
                 Personal Pathways to Success

The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) vision is based on the idea of “Personal
Pathways to Success” for all students. This system integrates academic and career-tech education
that offers more and better ways for all students to succeed.

The legislation calls for districts to:
• Establish clusters of study and Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) for students.
• Require parental review and approval of IGP with student and counselor.
• Establish articulation agreements making K-16 education seamless.

                     INDIVIDUAL GRADUATION PLANS

The purpose of the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) is to help students and parents explore
educational and professional possibilities in order to make appropriate secondary and post-
secondary decisions. The IGP serves as an adaptable road map through high school based on
student interests and goals. The IGP should be designed to prepare the student for their next step,
whether that that step leads to the workforce, military, technical college or a four-year college.

The foundation of every IGP is the core curriculum of English, Math, Science and Social
Studies. High school graduation and college entrance requirements, relative to post-secondary
goals, are considered first in the planning process. This program of studies guide has curriculum
templates for each career cluster and major. The templates serve as a tool for the planning
process for student choices of core and elective offerings. Educational and career assessments,
interest inventories, and transcripts are also valuable resources for students and parents as they
map out their plan for high school coursework.

The IGP is part of the career planning process. It builds on the coursework, assessments, and
counseling in middle and high school. The IGP is not intended to reflect all aspects of the high
school experience such as extracurricular sports and clubs.

Beginning in the eighth grade (Class of 2011), parents must participate with their student and
counselor in the IGP conference as required by the EEDA. Subsequent annual reviews of the IGP
with students, parents and counselors will also be required in grades 9-11.

It is the student and parent’s ultimate responsibility to research individual colleges of their choice
for additional requirements.

                    ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION
During the Individual Graduation Plan conference with parents, students and counselors,
students may register for classes for the upcoming school year.


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      REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

                            PROMOTION STANDARDS
FRESHMAN:             Successful completion of 8th grade.

SOPHOMORES:           1 English, 1 Math, and 4 others                     Total 6 Units

JUNIORS:              2 English, 2 Math, 1 Science, and 7 others          Total 12 Units

SENIORS:              3 English, 3 Math, 2 Science, and 8 others          Total 16 Units

Note: For participation in extracurricular activities such as Spirit Week, Prom, Senior
Superlatives, Class Officers, exam exemptions, etc., class membership is based solely upon
HOMEROOM ASSIGNMENT which is determined only at the beginning of the school year in
August. Grade levels will not be changed mid-year unless the student is considered a Jr./Sr.

                       GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Subjects                                            Required Units
English                                            4 units
Math                                               4 units
Science                                            3 units
US History & Constitution                          1 unit
Government/Economics                               1 unit
Other Social Studies Unit                          1 unit
Physical Ed or JROTC                               1 unit
Computer Science/Intro to Computers                1 unit
Career Tech. or Foreign Language                   1 unit
High School 101                                    1 unit
Electives                                          6 units
Total Units                                        24 Units*
* To receive a South Carolina high school diploma, students must past the SC State Exit Exam in
addition to earning the credits listed above.

                            DIPLOMA OF DISTINCTION

By meeting the following criteria, students in the senior class of 2011 may earn the District
Diploma of Distinction. Credits must be earned during the student’s four years of high school.

4 Units of English                   4 Units of Math
4 Units of Social Studies            4 Units of Science
High School 101                      11 other units

28 Total Units Earned in High School
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA


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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION
                 As published by the SC Commission on Higher Education

1) FOUR UNITS OF ENGLISH: At least two units must have strong grammar and composition
    components, at least one must be in English literature, and at least one must be in American literature.
    Completion of CP English I, II, III, and IV will meet this criterion.

2) FOUR UNITS OF MATHEMATICS: These include Algebra I (for which Algebra for the
    Technologies I and II may count together as a substitute if a student successfully completes Algebra II),
    Geometry and Algebra II, .A fourth higher-level mathematics course is strongly recommended. The fourth
    course should be selected from among Pre-calculus, Calculus, Probability & Statistics and Discrete Math or a
    capstone mathematics course and should be taken during the senior year.

3) THREE UNITS OF LABORATORY SCIENCE: Two units must be taken in two different fields
    and selected from among Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The third unit may be from the same field as one of
    the first two units (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) or from any laboratory science for which Biology and/or
    Chemistry is a prerequisite. Courses in Earth Science, General Physical Science, or introductory or General
    Environmental Science for which Biology and/ or Chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this
    requirement. It is strongly recommended that students take Physical Science (taught as a laboratory science) as
    a prerequisite to the three required units of Laboratory science outlined in this section. It is also strongly
    recommended that students desiring to pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering or technology take
    one course in all three fields.

4) TWO UNITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE

5) THREE UNITS OF SOCIAL STUDIES - World Geography and World History are strongly
    recommended for 9th and 10th grade years. US History is required for 11th grade and Government/Economics
    is required for 12th grade.

6) ONE UNIT OF FINE ARTS - One unit of Appreciation of, History of, or Performance in one of the
    fine arts.

7) ELECTIVE: One unit must be taken as an elective. A college preparatory course in Computer Science
    (i.e., one involving significant programming content, not simply keyboarding) is strongly recommended for this
    elective. Other acceptable electives include college preparatory courses in English, Fine Arts, Foreign
    Languages, Social Sciences, Humanities, Laboratory Science (excluding General Physical Science, General
    Environmental Science, or other introductory science courses for which Biology and/or Chemistry is not a
    prerequisite).

8) ONE UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR JROTC

NOTE: Regarding universities and public colleges- Each institution may make exceptions in admitting:
1) Students who do not meet all of the prerequisites, limited to those individual cases in which the failure to meet
   one or more prerequisites is due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the student.
2) Students who have taken the Tech Prep courses rather than the required college preparatory curriculum
   described above and who meet all other institutional admissions criteria.
3) These prerequisites do not prohibit public colleges and universities from setting even higher standards.
4) Admission requirements in terms of prerequisites. For example, Clemson University and the College of
   Charleston require a third unit of foreign language of all applicants.
   The following web address is provided for more information -
                         http://www.che.sc.gov/New_Web/GoingToCollege/CollPrepPrereq.htm

       Although guidance counselors are available for academic advising, students and their
parents are responsible for making certain that the student’s Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)
meets the requirements of both the intended diploma and college of choice.
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                          ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Schedule Information
                             Course Selection and Schedule Changes
    A. The courses students select will be the basis for the employment of teachers and the development of the
       master schedule for the upcoming school year. Accordingly, when students and parents sign the course
       selection sheet, they are considered to have contracted to participate in all requested courses or chosen
       alternates.

    B. All courses described in this book may not be offered every year. Courses are scheduled based on student
       requests, class size, and scheduling feasibility.

    C. Be sure to list alternates for all elective courses. Otherwise, if the electives chosen are not available,
       courses will be scheduled at the discretion of the counselor or principal.

    D. Schedule changes will be limited. A drop/add period will be indicated on the schedule mailed home during
       the summer. Any student wishing to make a revision in his/her schedule must do so within the summer
       conflict resolution. Consideration for a summer schedule change will be made:

             1.        If a student wishes to attempt to balance the academic load. (These requests will be
                       considered on a space available basis only.)

             2.        If a student wishes to sequence courses due to special circumstances. (These requests will be
                       considered on a space available basis only.)

             3.        If a student received a course for which he/she did not register. (When a student selects an
                       alternate, the student has “registered” for that course.)

             4.        If a student passed a course which he/she assumed he/she would fail.

             5.        If a student failed a course required for graduation.

             6.        If a student failed a course, registered for the course again and was assigned to the same
                       instructor. (Where possible and on a space available basis, the request will be considered.)

    E. According to South Carolina state law, students who withdraw from a course after 5 days in a 90 day
       course will be assigned a WF and the F will be calculated as a 61 in the student’s overall grade point
       average/ratio.

    F.   Retaking a Course - Students in grades nine through twelve may retake a course at the same level of
         difficulty if they have earned a D or an F in that course. The student’s record will reflect all courses he or
         she has taken and the grades he or she has earned. The student may retake the course either during the
         current school year or during the next school year but no later than that second year. In addition, the
         student must retake the course before he or she has enrolled in the next sequential course. A student who
         has taken a course for a Carnegie unit prior to his or her ninth-grade year may retake that course regardless
         of the grade he or she has earned. In such a case, only the retake grade will be used in figuring the
         student’s GPA, and only the retake attempt will show on the transcript. This rule will apply whether the
         retake grade is higher or lower than the grade the student previously earned.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the guidance office should he/she fail a course required for graduation and
need to retake the following semester. No changes will be made at the beginning of spring term except for reasons 3-
6 noted above. Petitions for mid-year schedule changes will be considered by committee.

Remember: Schedules will only be changed during the summer resolution period on a space available
basis.
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                          ACADEMIC INFORMATION
                                            Sequencing Courses

A. Only one grade level of English and math may be taken per school year. Principal’s permission to take two in one
year may be granted in order to allow a student who failed an English and math course to catch up with his class.
This will be done on a space available basis.

B. A student may not pre-register for courses in sequence such as French I fall term and French II spring term.
Exceptions may occur at the principal’s discretion with teacher recommendation.

Note: If you meet all the prerequisites, you may register for any course as long as it does not matter which
semester you take it.
                                        Course Prerequisites and
                                          Recommendations
A. Prerequisites
Some courses must be passed in a logical sequence; therefore, students must adhere to the designated prerequisites.

B. Recommendations\Overrides
Recommendations for the next course in a sequence will be made by the sending teacher.
Recommendations will appear on the comment section of the student’s report card.
A parent and student who wish to discuss the recommendation for reconsideration should request a conference with
the assistant principal for curriculum and/or a counselor. An override form may be signed by the parent following
the conference. This override option may not be used to enter a gifted and talented/honors class where selection is
based on a state formula.

                                                  Course Load
A.   Rising freshman, sophomores and juniors must register for 8 courses.
B.   Rising seniors must register for a minimum of 7 courses.
C.   Early dismissal/late arrival is allowed one semester only.
D.   All students are expected to take an English course and a math course each year.

                                                   Attendance
Attendance is critical to success in high school. One 90 minute class is equal to two classes on a 6-7 period
schedule. By state law, a student must attend 85 out of 90 class days in order to be considered for credit. Students
are required to continue attending classes even if credit has been denied. If a student fails a course due to excessive
absences, an FA will be recorded on his or her transcript. The grade of FA will carry no Carnegie units but will be
factored into the student’s GPA as a 61. Remember: Only 5 unlawful absences are allowed in a course.

                                            End of Course Tests
Algebra 1, Algebra for the Technologies 2, and all English 1, Physical Science, Biology I, and U.S. History will
have End of Course tests. Dates are mandated by the state and students cannot be excused from the testing. Current
state law mandates that these tests count 20% of the final grade. Some of the career and technology courses also
have a state end of course examination requirement. All students enrolled in courses with end of course tests must
take the exams regardless of senior class status.

                                              Exit Examination
In order to receive a South Carolina High School diploma, all students must pass the South Carolina State High
School Assessment Program (HSAP) exam. Failure to pass any section obligates the student to enroll in an
appropriate remedial course during the following school year. No waiver of this requirement is available. Students
who fail sections of the exam may be placed in remedial classes until a passing grade is obtained. All students must
take the HSAP exam during the spring of their second year in high school. Opportunities are provided in the fall
and spring of subsequent years.

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                     ACADEMIC INFORMATION
                                    Gifted and Talented
At the high school level, state identified gifted and talented classes include English 2 Honors and
English 3 Honors. Students wishing to participate in these courses must meet the South Carolina
state guidelines for gifted and talented. Parents and students may request a GT referral form for
placement purposes.

In addition to the state identified GT classes, students are encouraged to take honors and
Advanced Placement courses. Students do not have to meet the state criteria to be eligible to take
AP courses. See individual AP course descriptions for pre-requisite information.

                                      Content Recovery
The purpose of content recovery is assist high school students who fail to pass a core class but
receive a grade of 65 or higher in meeting promotion and graduation requirements.

There will be a non-refundable fee to participate in content recovery.

Procedures for Placement
   1. Students may petition for Content Recovery if they failed to pass a core class but earned a
      grade of 65 or higher.
   2. Students who petition for Content Recovery coursework must complete the petition form
      and have approval from all of the following:
      Subject Area Teacher, Counselor, Parent, Student, and Assigned Administrator.
   3. Students are limited to 1-2 Content Recovery courses per semester.
   4. Students approved for Content Recovery must complete their prescribed modules in
      Nova NET and/or teacher prescription.
   5. Each module or unit must be completed with a minimum of 80% accuracy.
   6. The content recovery grade of 70 will replace the original course grade and will be listed
      under the name of the original classroom teacher.

                                    Attendance Recovery
   1. Students may be granted the opportunity to recover credit for a course that they would
      have passed if not due to missing too many unexcused days.
   2. Maximum number of days to be recovered 3.
   3. Tuition will be charged per make up class due at the time of make-up.

                          South Carolina Virtual High School
   1.     The SC Department of Education offers a limited number of internet courses at no
          cost to assist students in completing their individual graduation plan. Guidelines as
          determined by the state. (See guidelines on website: http://ed.sc.gov/ )
   2.     Once the SCVHS course is started the final grade will appear on the transcript
          whether the student completes the course or not.
   3.     Counselor, principal, and parent approval required.
   4.     The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and a self-starter.
   5.     The program is designed to provide transfer and other students access to courses
          needed for promotion, graduation, or program completion.
   Note: Courses offered by other online schools may not be recognized by FMSD, colleges, or
   NCAA. Online or summer school courses must have prior approval by guidance.

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                                SENIOR INFORMATION

                                        Honor Graduates
1) All honor graduates will be determined at the end of the spring semester of the senior year.
2) All honor graduates must attend 4 calendar years of high school and must be enrolled in a math and
   an English course their senior year.
3) The valedictorian will be recognized based on having the highest cumulative GPA as it appears on
   the high school transcript, calculated using the state uniform grading policy prescribed by state law.
4) The salutatorian will be recognized based on having the second highest cumulative GPA as it appears
   on the high school transcript, calculated using the state uniform grading policy prescribed by state
   law. See Appendix for SC Uniform Grading Policy Conversion Chart.
5) In the event of a tie, where more than one student has the same GPA, co-valedictorians and /or co-
   salutatorians will be named.
6) Only valedictorians and salutatorians will make graduation speeches. The graduation ceremony will
   be determined by the senior class.
7) In addition to the valedictorian and salutatorian, honor graduates will be recognized at graduation.
   Honor graduates must have a 4.500 or higher cumulative GPA as it appears on the high school
   transcript as calculated using the state uniform grading policy prescribed by state law.
8) Grades of transfer students will be accepted if credits are awarded from an accredited school.
9) Valedictorians and salutatorians must attend the high school from which they are graduating the 2
   full semesters prior to graduation.

                                      Rigorous Senior Year
As college admission and job opportunities become more competitive, it is necessary to continue a level
of academic rigor. The FMSD4 encourages all students to take challenging courses during their senior
year. All seniors are expected to take English and a math course during the 12th grade year.
Seniors are required to register for 7 units of credit their senior year. In addition to the electives
on campus, seniors may also elect to take courses at institutions of higher learning. These may
involve costs to you but may compliment your future plans. Students may be allowed to enroll at York
Technical College, Winthrop University, or other institutions with a waiver letter from the principal,.
Students may not take courses that are comparable to high school course offerings. High school credit
will not be awarded unless an articulation agreement is already in place.
Tuition is the responsibility of the student.
                                        Early Graduation
Students who wish to graduate early need to discuss this with the counselor during advisement. This
allows courses to be scheduled appropriately. To participate in the graduation ceremony, a student
must declare plans to graduate by the first day of the fall semester. This applies to both 4th year
students who want to graduate at the end of 1st semester of the senior year and to 3rd year students who
want to graduate at the end of the school year. The student and parent must have a conference with a
principal and a counselor, and the parent must submit a request form. Students who do not follow these
procedures will receive a diploma but may not participate in the graduation ceremonies. Principals may
grant exceptions for students with extenuating circumstances.
January graduates are no longer enrolled as active high school students during the spring term but
are invited to participate in the Baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies. They may not
participate in school sponsored spring activities such as sports, band, chorus, prom, etc…
                                         Senior Privileges
Fourth year students who are eligible to become seniors at the end of 1st term may:
Have Senior pictures made, order graduation supplies, have names on Senior T-shirt and mug, be in the
Senior group picture, and transfer to a Senior homeroom after 1st term.
They will not be allowed the following senior privileges: Senior parking 1st term,
participation in Fall Fling activities and Senior Class meetings during 1st term, representation of the
Senior Class in any official capacity during 1st term, and exemption of exams during 1st term..
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   Fort Mill School District Curriculum Framework
               School of                          School of
    Arts and Humanities                 Business and Information Systems

Arts Cluster                        Business Management and
Majors:                             Administration Cluster
   Choral Music                    Major:
   Dance                              Business Information Management
   Drama                              General Management
   Instrumental Music                 Operations Management
   Visual Arts


AV Technology and                   Finance Cluster
Communications Cluster              Major:
Majors:                                Accounting
   Digital Art and Design (NF)
   AV Technology (TV) (FM)
   Graphic Communication (FM)      Information Technology Cluster
   Journalism                      Major:
                                       Programming and Software
                                         Development
Humanities Cluster                     Networking-CISCO Academy
Majors:
   AP:Interdisciplinary Studies    Marketing, Sales & Service
   English                         Major:
   International Studies              Marketing Management
   Social Studies




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                                                    School of
                School of                       Health & Human
      Engineering and                              Services
         Integrated
       Technologies
                                           Education & Training
Agriculture, Food, &                       Cluster
Natural Resource Cluster                        Early Childhood
Majors:                                          Education
   Animal Science
   Horticulture                           Health Science
                                           Technology
Architecture &                             Majors:
Construction Cluster                          Biomedical Sciences
Majors:                                       Health Science
   Computer Assisted                         Sports Medicine
     Drafting (CAD)-Project
     Lead the Way                          Law & Public Service
                                           Cluster
STEM* Cluster                              Majors:
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
                                              Law & Legal Services
Majors:
                                              Military Science
   Math
   Pre-Engineering (PLTW)
   Science                                Hospitality and Tourism
                                           Majors:
                                              Culinary Arts – ProStart
Transportation,                                  (FM)
Distribution & Logistics
Cluster
Major:
   Automotive Technology
        (NF)




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                      CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FAQ’S

What are the four Schools of Study?
Schools of Study help to organize the curriculum into broad program areas that are inter-related in terms
of academic content and career pathways.
1. Arts and Humanities                                   3. Engineering and Integrated Technologies
2. Business and Information Technology                   4. Health and Human Services

What is a career cluster?
A career cluster is an organizational “clustering” of common educational preparatory paths for students
with similar goals, strengths, interests, and skills. Simply put, career clusters are a way of organizing and
tailoring course work and work experience around specific groups of careers. Each cluster is designed to
provide three exit points for students: to the workforce or military, to a two-year technical college or to a
four-year college or university.

What is the purpose of career clusters?
 1) Clusters serve to focus student learning and course selection in the advisement process.
 2) Clusters help students see the relevance of their high school studies to their next step (i.e. college or
    technical school, military, or work).
 3) Clusters help create smaller learning communities within a large high school setting.
 4) Clusters encourage curriculum integration at the school level.
 5) Clusters help provide structure for the curriculum and advisement process.
 6) Clusters enhance articulation with post-secondary institutions.

What is a major?
Each career cluster can have several career majors. Career majors involve at least four related units of
study. Majors help students focus their elective courses around a more specific career path. Example:
                School:          Engineering and Integrated Technologies
                Cluster:         Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
                Majors:          Math, Project Lead the Way: Pre-engineering

When do students declare a cluster (or major)?
Beginning in the 8th grade, middle school students develop an IGP where they select a School of Study
and potential Career Cluster. In the 9th grade during their High School 101 class, students revise their IGP
and may select a major. Beginning in the 10th, students declare a major to focus their elective choices.

Can students change a school, cluster and/or major on their IGP?
Absolutely! Students can change a career major if they find that this is not in their area of interest.
Students are never locked into a specific cluster or major. Successful completion of four of the required
courses listed in the template constitutes a major.

Do all students have to declare a major?
According to the EEDA, all students are expected to declare a major by the end of the tenth grade.
However, students are not required to complete a major for graduation.

How does a student earn a cluster cord or cords?
        1) A student who completes a major (four courses passed) as defined in the Program of Studies catalog
           may purchase and “walk” at graduation with a cord representing the School of Study.
        2) Each of the four clusters will have a separate color.
        3) Students may be completers in more than one major in a cluster, or more than one major in multiple
           clusters and may wear cords accordingly.
        4) Senior transcripts and Individual Graduation Plans will be reviewed to identify qualifying student

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       Curriculum Templates
School of Arts and Humanities

Cluster: Arts
  Major:   Choral Music                14
           Dance                       15
           Theatre                     16
           Instrumental Music          17
           Visual Arts                 18



Cluster: Audio Visual Technology and
Communication
  Major:   Audio Visual Technology     19
           Digital Art & Design        20
           Graphic Communication       21
           Journalism                  22


Cluster: Humanities
  Major:   Advanced Placement-
           Interdisciplinary Studies   23
           English                     24
           International Studies       25
           Social Studies              26




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                SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Arts                                           Major: Choral Music
Required Core                          SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
for Graduation
                       For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
                   your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                  11                   12
    English*       English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4       English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
    Math*          Algebra or         Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra    Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry           Geometry or         II                   Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*        Physical           Biology             Chemistry, PT 1      Chemistry 2,
  Three Units      Science                                Environmental Sci.   Physics
                                                                               Biology 2
 Social Studies    World              World History       US History           Government/
  Three Units      Geography                                                   Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major         Complementary Coursework            Extended Learning
   (Minimum of four credits                                                  Opportunity
          required)                                                    Options Related to Major
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4                   Humanities                      Shadowing
Concert Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4           Guitar                          Internships
                                    Theatre                         Service Learning
                                    Band                            Career Mentoring
+As suggested by the High Schools   Dance                           Relevant Competitions
That Work model                     Film and Fiction

                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma              2-Year Associate Degree         4-Year Degree & Higher
Musician/Accompanist                Singer/Song Writer            Singer/Producer/Director
Singer, Actor                       Sound Technician              Music Therapist
Make-up Artist                      Stage Electrician             Educator
                                                                  Choral Director




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                 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Arts                                             Major: Dance

 Required Core
                                         SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                    your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                   10                   11                      12
     English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
    Four Units
      Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
    Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                        Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
    Science*        Physical            Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units      Science                                  Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                     Biology 2
  Social Studies    World               World History        US History              Government/
   Three Units      Geography                                                        Economics

  Additional        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State           Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements       Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                    Electives (seven units)
                    Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local           High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major           Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
   (Minimum of four credits                                                     Opportunity
          required)                                                       Options Related to Major
 Introduction to Dance                Theatre 2, 3, 4                  Shadowing
 Dance1,2,3                           Fall Band                        Internships
 Theatre 1                            Physical Conditioning 1, 2       Service Learning
                                      Film and Fiction, Chorus         Career Mentoring
                                      Humanities                       Relevant Competitions
                                      Sports Medicine
 +As suggested by the High Schools
 That Work model

                             Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma                2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Dancer                               Dancer                           Educator
Dance Instructor                     Choreographer                    Choreographer
                                     Dance Instructor                 Dancer, Producer
                                     Dance Studio                     Movement Therapist




                                                     15
                SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Arts                                           Major: Theatre

 Required Core
                                       SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                       For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                   your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                  10                  11                   12
    English*       English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4       English 4, 5, or
   Four Units                                                                  AP

    Math*          Algebra or         Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra    Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry           Geometry or         II                   Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*        Physical           Biology             Chemistry, PT 1      Chemistry 2,
  Three Units      Science                                Environmental Sci.   Physics
                                                                               Biology 2
 Social Studies    World              World History       US History           Government/
  Three Units      Geography                                                   Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major         Complementary Coursework            Extended Learning
   (Minimum of four credits                                                  Opportunity
          required)                                                    Options Related to Major
Theatre 1, 2, 3, 4                  Dance1, 2, 3, Chorus            Shadowing
(Third level required)              Model UN, Art Courses           Internships
Dance                               AV Technology 1, 2, 3, 4        Service Learning
Chorus 1                            Mock Trial                      Career Mentoring
                                    Film and Fiction                Relevant Competitions
+As suggested by the High Schools   Creative Writing
That Work model                     Public Speaking

                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree         4-Year Degree & Higher
Musician/Accompanist                Set Design Technician          Actor/Producer/Director
Actor, Singer                       Costume Technician             Music Therapist
Make-up Artist                      Sound/lighting Technician      Educator
                                    Stage Electrician              Choral Director




                                                   16
                 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Arts                                             Major: Instrumental Music

 Required Core
                                          SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                    your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                   10                   11                    12
     English*       English 1 or 2       English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4       English 4, 5, or
    Four Units                                                                    AP

     Math*          Algebra or           Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra    Pre-calculus, Data
    Four Units      Geometry             Geometry or         II                   Analysis, Calculus
                                         Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*        Physical             Biology             Chemistry, PT 1      Chemistry 2,
   Three Units      Science                                  Environmental Sci.   Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
  Social Studies    World                World History       US History           Government/
   Three Units      Geography                                                     Economics

  Additional        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State           Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements       Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                    Electives (seven units)
                    Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

     Local       High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major     Complementary Coursework                   Extended Learning
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                                Opportunity
                                                                          Options Related to Major
 Fall Band (10, 11, 12)                Physical Conditioning           Shadowing
 Wind Symphony                         JROTC                           Internships
 Symphonic Band                        Dance                           Service Learning
 Concert Band                          Chorus                          Career Mentoring
                                       Guitar                          Relevant Competitions

 +As suggested by the High Schools
 That Work model

                             Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma                2-Year Associate Degree           4-Year Degree & Higher
Musician                             Musician                       Musician/Producer/Director
Accompanist                          Accompanist                    Music Therapist
Music Related Retail Sales           Sound/Lighting Technician      Educator
                                     Stage Electrician              Band Director
                                                                    Composer

                                                     17
                  SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Arts                                             Major: Visual Arts

                                        SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 Required Core
                       For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                   your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                   10                   11                     12
    English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, or
   Four Units                                                                      AP

    Math*          Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies    World               World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units      Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program(HSAP)
     Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major          Complementary Coursework               Extended Learning
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                                Opportunity
 Drawing 1, 2                        Introduction to Advertising     Shadowing
 Painting 1, 2                       Design                          Internships
 3-D Design, Photography             Graphics 2                      Service Learning
 Portfolio Art                       Advertising Design 2            Career Mentoring
 Ceramics                            Humanities                      Relevant Competitions
 Advanced Placement Studio           AV Technology                   Displays
 Art                                 CAD 1                           Shows
                                     Creative Writing


                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma                2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Artist                              Cartoonist                      Art Educator
Photographer                        Graphic Illustrator             Photojournalist
Craft Artist                        Interior Designer               Curator/Gallery Manager
Florist                             Fashion Designer                Art Therapist



                                                    18
                  SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: AV Technology                         Major: Audio Visual Technology
                          and Communication


 Required Core
                                        SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                       For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                   your choice.
                           9                  10                    11                     12
    English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*        Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units      Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies    World               World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units      Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

     Local       High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major     Complementary Coursework                  Extended Learning
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                               Opportunity
                                                                         Options Related to Major
Audio Visual Technology 1            Introduction to Journalism      Shadowing
Audio Visual Technology 2            Intro. to Graphics/Ad Design    Internships
Audio Visual Technology 3            Photography                     Service Learning
Audio Visual Technology 4            Public Speaking                 Career Mentoring
+As suggested by the High Schools    Marketing                       Relevant Competitions
That Work model                      Theatre

                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma                2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Screen Printer                      Assistant Producer               Production Supervisor
Retail Sales                        Online Editor                    Creative Director
Editor                              Editor                           Sales Representative
Boom/Camera Operator                Retail Sales Manager             Segment Producer
                                    Videographer                     Writer, Analyst, Reporter
                                                  .

                                                   19
                 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: AV Technology and                              Major: Digital Art and Design
                           Communication

 Required Core                         SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 for Graduation
                      For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
                  your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                10                      11                   12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*      Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units    Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World             World History    US History                   Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics
  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
     State        Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major         Complementary Coursework               Extended Learning
   (Minimum of four credits                                                     Opportunity
          required)                                                       Options Related to Major
                                    Graphic Communication 1, 2,       Shadowing
 Digital Art and Design 1           3, 4                              Internships
 Digital Art and Design 2           Photography, Drawing 1, 2,        Service Learning
 Digital Art and Design 3           Introduction to Journalism        Career Mentoring
 Digital Art and Design 4           Newspaper 1, 2                    Relevant Competitions
 (NF)                               Marketing, Yearbook 1, 2
                                    AV Technology
                                    Web Page Design


                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Graphics & Printing Operator       Commercial Photographer            Publisher
Technical Computer Support         Web Page Designer                  Production Manager
Technician                         Commercial Graphics                Graphic Designer
Camera Operator                    Technician                         Commercial Artist
Desktop Publishing Specialist      Video Editor


                                                  20
                 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: AV Technology and                          Major: Graphic Communication
                            Communication


 Required Core
                                        SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                       For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                   your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                   11                      12
    English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
  Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

     Local       High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major     Complementary Coursework                    Extended Learning
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                            Opportunity Options
 Graphic Communication 1             Photography, Drawing 1, 2       Shadowing
 Graphic Communication 2             AV Technology, Introduction     Internships
 Graphic Communication 3             to Journalism, Newspaper        Service Learning
 Graphic Communication 4             Desktop Publishing,             Career Mentoring
 (FM)                                Yearbook 1,2                    Relevant Competitions
                                     Marketing, Web Page Design
                                     Digital Art and Design
                                     1,2,3,4
                                     Chemistry

                             Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Graphics & Printing Operator        Commercial Photographer          Publisher
Technical Computer Support          Web Page Designer                Production Manager
Technician                          Commercial Graphics              Graphic Designer
Camera Operator                     Technician                       Commercial Artist
Desktop Publishing Specialist       Video Editor
                                                   21
                 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: AV Technology and                              Major: Journalism
                        Communication


 Required Core
                                      SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                      For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                  your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.

                           9                 10                    11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3        English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units

    Math*         Algebra or         Algebra ,             Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry           Geometry or           II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                     Algebra II            Pre-Calculus
    Science*      Physical           Biology               Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units    Science                                  Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies   World              World History         US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                        Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements

 +Required Courses for Major        Complementary Coursework              Extended Learning
   (Minimum of four credits                                                   Opportunity
          required)                                                     Options Related to Major
Introduction to Journalism          Creative Writing 1,2             Shadowing
Newspaper 1, 2                      Web Page Design                  Internships
Yearbook 1, 2                       Marketing                        Service Learning
Editorship, Photography             AV Technology 1                  Career Mentoring
Digital Art and Design or           Film and Fiction                 Relevant Competitions
Graphic Communication or            Public Speaking
Desktop Publishing


                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Disc Jockey                        Technical Writer                  Journalist
Layout Designer                    Proofreader                       Television Anchor
Broadcast Technician               Reporter                          Station Manager
Audio/Video Operator               Sound Engineering Technician      Media Specialist
                                               22
                 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Humanities                                Major: Advanced Placement:
                                                                       Interdisciplinary Studies

                                         SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 Required Core
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                    your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                   10                   11                       12
     English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
    Four Units
      Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
    Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                        Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
    Science*        Physical            Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units      Science                                  Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                     Biology 2
  Social Studies    World               World History        US History              Government/
   Three Units      Geography                                                        Economics

  Additional        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State           Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements       Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                    Electives (seven units)
                    Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local           High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major           Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
   (Minimum of four credits                                                     Opportunity
          required)                                                       Options Related to Major
 AP English Literature,               Model United Nations             Shadowing
 AP English Language,                 Physics,                         Internships
 AP Calculus, AB & BC,                Performing and Fine Arts         Service Learning
 AP Biology, AP Chemistry,            Foreign Language,                Career Mentoring
 AP US History, AP Studio Art         Dual Credit:                     Relevant Competitions
 AP European History                  Government and Economics
 AP Statistics                        Teacher Cadet,
 +As suggested by the High Schools    Criminal Justice
 That Work model

                             Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma                2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Not applicable                       Not applicable                   College Professor, Educator
                                                                      Entrepreneur, CEO
                                                                      Researcher
                                                                      Medical/Legal Professionals


                                                     23
                   SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Humanities                                        Major: English

 Required Core
                                          SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                         For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                     your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                   10                   11                      12
     English*        English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
    Four Units
      Math*          Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
    Four Units       Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                         Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*         Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units       Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                     Biology 2
  Social Studies     World               World History       US History              Government/
   Three Units       Geography                                                       Economics

   Additional        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
     State           Computer Science (one unit)
  Requirements       Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                     Electives (seven units)
                     Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

     Local        High School 101
   Graduation
  Requirements
  +Required Courses for Major    Complementary Coursework                   Extended Learning
    (Minimum of four credits                                                    Opportunity
           required)                                                      Options Related to Major
 Film and Fiction,                     Teacher Cadet                   Shadowing
 Newspaper 1, 2                        Introduction to Art             Internships
 Creative Writing 1, 2,                Desktop Publishing              Service Learning
 Introduction to Journalism            Theatre                         Career Mentoring
 Public Speaking, English 5                                            Relevant Competitions
 AP English Literature,
 AP English Language,
 Mock Trial
 +As suggested by the High Schools
 That Work model

                             Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma                 2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Sales Associate                       Proofreader                      Educator
Library Assistant                     Reporter                         Public Relations
Clerical Assistant                    Technical Writer                 Writer, Editor
Receptionist                          Administrative Assistant         Sales & Marketing
                                                                       Lawyer

                                                     24
                   SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Humanities                                         Major: International Studies

 Required Core
                                           SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                          For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                      your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                             9                   10                     11                    12
     English*         English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, or
    Four Units                                                                        AP

     Math*            Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
    Four Units        Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                          Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*          Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units        Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                      Biology 2
  Social Studies      World               World History       US History              Government/
   Three Units        Geography                                                       Economics

   Additional         Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
     State            Computer Science (one unit)
  Requirements        Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                      Electives (seven units)
                      Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

     Local            High School 101
   Graduation
  Requirements

  +Required Courses for Major            Complementary Coursework              Extended Learning
    (Minimum of four credits                                                       Opportunity
           required)                                                         Options Related to Major
 French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5                   Sociology                        Shadowing
 Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5                  World History                    Internships
  (*3rd level of same language          World Geography                  Service Learning
 required for major)                                                     Career Mentoring
 Model United Nations                                                    Relevant Competitions


 +As suggested by the High Schools
 That Work model

                             Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma                  2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Tour Guide                             Travel Agent                      Educator
Military Specialist                    Customer Service                  Translator, Interpreter
                                       Representative                    Business Consultant, Sales
                                                                         Military Intelligence
                                                      25
                   SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Cluster of Study: Humanities                                     Major: Social Studies

 Required Core
                                        SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
                        For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 for Graduation
                    your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                  10                   11                       12
    English*        English 1 or 2    English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, or
   Four Units                                                                      AP

    Math*           Algebra or        Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units       Geometry          Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
    Science*        Physical          Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units      Science                                Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
  Social Studies    World             World History        US History              Government/
   Three Units      Geography                                                      Economics

  Additional        Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State           Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements       Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                    Electives (seven units)
                    Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

     Local        High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for Major     Complementary Coursework                 Extended Learning
    (Minimum of four credits                                                  Opportunity
 required beyond US History and                                         Options Related to Major
           Gov/Econ)
 Psychology, World History           Mock Trial                      Shadowing
 World Geography, Sociology,         Introduction to Art             Internships
 Criminal Justice, Law Related       JROTC                           Service Learning
 Education, AP US History, AP        Teacher Cadet                   Career Mentoring
 European History                    Foreign Language                Relevant Competitions
 Model United Nations,
 Government & Economics DC

                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Tour Guide                       Paralegal/Legal Assistant          Social Studies Teacher
Docent                           Legislative Assistant              Civil Servant
Civil Servant                    Court Reporter                     Social Worker, Public
                                 Civil Servant                      Administration, Legislator,
                                                                    Diplomat, Historian, Lawyer
                                                   26
              Curriculum Templates
             School of Business and
              Information Systems

Cluster: Business Management and Administration
         Majors:   Business Information Management        28
                   General Management                     29
                   Operations Management                  30

Cluster: Finance
         Major:    Accounting                             31


Cluster: Information Technology
         Majors:   Programming and Software Development   32
                   Networking Systems- Cisco Academy      33


Cluster: Marketing, Sales and Service
         Major:    Marketing Management                   34




                                27
 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Cluster of Study: Business Management                      Major: Business Information
                        and Administration                             Management

Required                               SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                 10                   11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1,        Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics,
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                             Opportunity
        Major                                                          Options Related to Major
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)
Web Page Design & Dev.              Computer Applications 1,2       Shadowing
Digital Desktop Publishing          Computer Programming 1,2        Internships
Plus 2 or more of the following     Marketing                       Service Learning
Foundations of Animation            Foreign Language                Career Mentoring
Entrepreneurship                                                    Relevant Competitions
Integrated Business Apps. 1,2
Work-based Learning Credit


                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Administrative Support             Administrative Professional      Accountant – Senior
Accounting Clerk, Bank             Web Page Designer                Auditor
Teller                             Junior Accountant                Loan Officer
Customer Service Rep               Office Manager
Information Clerk

                                                  28
 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Cluster of Study: Business Management                            Major: General Management
                         and Administration

Required                               SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                 10                     11                    12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1,        Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics,
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework               Extended Learning
                                                                               Opportunity
        Major                                                            Options Related to Major
(Minimum of 4 credits required)
Entrepreneurship                    Marketing                        Shadowing
Accounting 1                        Sports /Entertainment Mktg.      Internships
Choose 2 from following:            Foreign Language                 Service Learning
Accounting 2                        Probability and Statistics       Career Mentoring
Business Law                                                         Relevant Competitions
Integrated Business Apps. 1,2
Virtual Enterprise 1-4
Work-based Learning Credit

                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Administrative Support             Administrative Professional       Accountant – Senior
Accounting Clerk                   Web Page Designer                 Auditor
Customer Service Rep               Junior Accountant                 Loan Officer
Information Clerk                  Office Manager
Bank Teller
                                                  29
  SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Cluster of Study: Business Management                      Major: Operations Management
                        And Administration

  Required                    SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for      For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                  10                    11                     12
    English*      English 1 or 2       English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, or
   Four Units                                                                      AP

    Math*         Algebra or           Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry             Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical             Biology             Chemistry, PT 1,        Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                  Environmental Sci.      Physics,
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies   World                World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                        Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
   +Required Courses for             Complementary Coursework              Extended Learning
          Major                                                                Opportunity
(Minimum of four credit required)                                        Options Related to Major
Virtual Enterprise 1                 Financial Planning              Shadowing
Virtual Enterprise 2                 Marketing, Marketing Mgt.       Internships
Choose 2 from following:             Sports / Entertainment Mktg.    Service Learning
Accounting 1,2; Business Law         Foreign Language                Career Mentoring
Entrepreneurship                     Economics Dual Credit           Relevant Competitions
Integrated Business Apps. 1,2
Virtual Enterprise 3,4
Work-based Learning Credit
                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma                2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Administrative Support              Administrative Professional      Accountant – Senior
Accounting Clerk                    Web Page Designer                Certified Public Accountant
Customer Service Rep                Accountant                       Auditor
Information or Payroll Clerk        Office Manager, Credit           Loan Officer
Bank Teller                         Manager                          Chief Financial Officer


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  SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Cluster of Study: Finance                                         Major: Accounting

  Required                    SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for      For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                    11                     12
    English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
  Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
  +Required Courses for               Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                               Opportunity
         Major                                                           Options Related to Major
     (Minimum of four credits
           required)
 Accounting 1                        Business Law                    Shadowing
 Accounting 2                        Economics – Dual Credit         Internships
 Choose 2 from the following:        Foreign Language                Service Learning
 Entrepreneurship                                                    Career Mentoring
 Personal Finance                                                    Relevant Competitions
 Integrated Business Apps. 1,2
 Virtual Enterprise 1-4
 Work-based Learning Credit

                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Accounting Clerk                    Loan Officer                     Banker, CEO, CPA
Bank Teller                         Junior Accountant                Financial Analyst
                                    Insurance Agent                  Auditor
                                    Payroll Clerk                    Senior Accountant


                                                   31
  SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Cluster of Study: Information Technology Major:                        Programming and
                                                                       Software Development

  Required                     SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for   For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your
 Graduation choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                  10                  11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*      Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units    Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
  +Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                              Opportunity
         Major                                                          Options Related to Major
(Minimum of 4 credits required)
Computer Programming 1, 2           Computer Applications 1,2       Shadowing
                                    Digital Desktop Publishing      Internships
Choose 2 from the following:        Introduction to Engineering     Service Learning
Integrated Business                 CAD                             Career Mentoring
Applications 1, 2                                                   Relevant Competitions
Foundations of Animation
Web Page Design/Dev.
Work-based Learning Credit

                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Data Entry                         Programmer                       Systems Analyst
Computer Operator                  Support Specialist               Software Engineer
                                   Database Admin                   Project Manager
                                   Technical Support
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  SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Cluster: Information Technology                                         Major: Networking

 Required                              SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                   11                      12
    English*       English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
  Social Studies   World              World History        US History              Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for               Complementary Coursework              Extended Learning
 Major(Minimum of four credits                                                 Opportunity
 required)                                                               Options Related to Major
 CISCO Networking                   Integrated Business Apps 1,2     Shadowing
 Academy:Networking 1, 2                                             Internships
 Choose 2 of the following:                                          Service Learning
 Entrepreneurship                                                    Career Mentoring
 Computer Programming1,2                                             Relevant Competitions
 Networking 3, 4 (dual credit)
 Work-based Learning Credit

                        Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Routing Specialist                  Telecommunications Mgr.          Telecommunications Engineer
Networking Specialist               LAN Administrator                Network Administrator
Electronic Sales Associate          Network Technician               Network Info Systems Engineer
                                                                     Systems Analyst




                                                   33
 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Cluster of Study: Marketing, Sales and Service                   Major: Marketing
                                                                             Management

Required                              SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                10                   11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                     Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World              World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
+Required Courses for               Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
Major(Minimum of four credits                                                Opportunity
required)                                                              Options Related to Major
Marketing                          Computer Applications            Shadowing
Marketing Management               Foreign Language                 Internships
Choose 2 from the following:                                        Service Learning
Sports/Entertainment Mgt..                                          Career Mentoring
Entrepreneurship                                                    Relevant Competitions
Accounting 1,2
Business Law
Virtual Enterprise 1-4
Integrated Business Apps. 1,2
Work-based Learning Credit

                        Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma              2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Telemarketer                       Line Supervisors                 Public Relations Manager
Stock Clerk, Customer              Sales Manager                    Advertising Executive
Service Rep                        Graphic Designer                 Public Information Officer
Sales Associate                    Technical Writing
Real Estate
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              Curriculum Templates
         School of Engineering and
          Integrated Technologies

Cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
         Major:   Animal Science                          36
                  Horticulture                            37

Cluster: Architecture and Construction
         Major:   Computer Assisted Drafting – CAD        38


Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
         Major:   Math                                    39
                  Project Lead the Way: Pre-Engineering   40
                  Science                                 41


Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
         Major:   Automotive Technology                   42




                                35
         SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                   TECHNOLOGIES
Cluster of Study: Agriculture, Food & Nat. Resources Major: Animal Science

Required                               SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your
Graduation        choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                   11                       12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical            Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                  Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies   World               World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                        Economics
  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC              Pass High School Assessment Program
    State         Computer Science (one unit)               (HSAP)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE
                  Electives (seven units)
    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for               Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                              Opportunity
        Major                                                           Options Related to Major
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)
Agricultural Science and            Biology II, Chemistry II,        Shadowing
Technology                          Physics,                         Internships
Animal Science                      Calculus, Computer               Service Learning
Small Animal Care                   Applications                     Career Mentoring
Introduction to Veterinary          Construction Technology          Relevant Competitions
Science
Equine Science
Work-based Learning Credit

                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma              2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Feed Salesperson                   Animal Trainer                   Animal Healthcare
Pet Shop Owner                     Veterinary Technician            Veterinarian
Veterinary Assistant               Animal Technologist              Salesperson, Educator
                                   Herdsman, Groomer                Geneticist, Nutritionist
                                                                    Reproductive Physiologist



                                                   36
         SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                   TECHNOLOGIES
Cluster of Study: Agriculture, Food and                    Major: Horticulture
Natural Resources
  Required                              SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for               For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college
 Graduation             Of your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                  10                   11                       12
     English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
    Four Units
      Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
    Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical            Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                  Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                    Biology 2
  Social Studies   World             World History   US History                     Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                        Economics
   Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
      State        Computer Science (one unit)
  Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
     Local         High School 101
   Graduation
  Requirements
  +Required Courses for               Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                               Opportunity
         Major                                                           Options Related to Major
  (Minimum of 4 credits required)
 Agricultural Science and            Construction Technology,         Shadowing
 Technology                          Biology II, Chemistry II,        Internships
 Introduction to Horticulture        Physics                          Service Learning
 Nursery, Greenhouse and             Computer Applications, CAD       Career Mentoring
 Garden Center Technology            Marketing, Entrepreneurship      Relevant Competitions
 Turf and Lawn Management            Spanish


                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Landscape Installer                 Lawn and Garden Center           Agriculture Extension Agent
Garden Center Assistant             Manager                          Landscape Architect
Grounds Keeper                      Landscape Installation           Agribusiness Manager
                                    Business Owner                   Entrepreneur
                                    Greenhouse Operations Mgr.       Environmental Engineer
                                    Grounds Keeper Supervisor




                                                    37
          SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                   TECHNOLOGIES

Cluster of Study: Architecture and Construction Major: Computer Assisted
                                                                             Drafting

 Required                    SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 Core for      For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9               10                   11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or         Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry           Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                     Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical           Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                 Biology 2
 Social Studies   World              World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                      Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework            Extended Learning
                                                                            Opportunity
        Major                                                         Options Related to Major
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)
CAD I                              Construction Technology         Shadowing
Choose 3 of the following:         Introduction to Art             Internships
Introduction to Engineering        Drawing 1                       Service Learning
Design, Civil Engineering and      3-D Design                      Career Mentoring
Architecture, Computer                                             Relevant Competitions
Integrated Manufacturing,
Engineering Design & Dev.
                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma              2-Year Associate Degree            4-Year Degree & Higher
CAD Technician                     Designer                        Engineer: Mechanical,
Manufacturing                      Technician                      Electrical, Civil, etc.
Apprentice                         Quality Control                 Architect
                                   Manufacturing                   Sales


                                                 38
           SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                     TECHNOLOGY

. Cluster of Study: Science, Technology,                              Major: Math
                   Engineering and Math

 Required                                 SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                     11                       12
    English*       English 1 or 2       English 2 or 3     English 3 or 4           English 4, 5, or AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Geometry             Algebra II         Pre-Calculus             Pre-calculus,
   Four Units                                              Probability/Statistics   Calculus,
                                                                                    Probability/Statistics
    Science*       Physical             Biology            Chemistry, PT 1          Chemistry 2, Physics
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.       Biology 2

  Social Studies   World                World History US History                    Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                        Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for                      Complementary                 Extended Learning Opportunity
                                             Coursework                      Options Related to Major
        Major
    (Minimum of four credits
   required beyond Algebra 2)
 Pre-Calculus CP/H,                   Physics, Chemistry 2,           Shadowing
 Calculus, AP Calculus AB,            Finance,                        Internships
 AP Calculus BC                       Accounting, CAD, PLTW,          Service Learning
 Probability and Statistics CP,       Foreign Language                Career Mentoring
 Probability and Statistics H,        Computer Programming            Relevant Competitions
 AP Statistics

                                Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma                  2-Year Associate Degree              4-Year Degree & Higher
Accounts Clerk                         Tax Preparer                         Math Teacher, Actuary
Bookkeeper                             Accountant                           Certified Public Accountant
Administrative Assistant                                                    Banking and Finance
Bank Teller                                                                 Statistician
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        SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                  TECHNOLOGIES

Cluster of Study: Science, Technology,                       Major: Project Lead The Way:
                         Engineering and Math                          Pre-Engineering

  Required                    SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for      For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                 10                   11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                     Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World             World History   US History                    Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics
  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
     State        Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
  +Required Courses for             Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                             Opportunity
         Major                                                         Options Related to Major
(Minimum of 4 credits required)
Intro to Engineering,               Physics,                        Shadowing
Principles of Engineering           Physics for Technology 1, 2     Internships
Choose 2                            Drawing                         Service Learning
Digital Electronics, Civil          Construction Technology         Career Mentoring
Engineering and Architecture,       CAD I                           Relevant Competitions
Computer Integrated
Manufact., Engineering Design
and Development

                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
CAD Technician                     Designer, Technician             Engineer: Mechanical,
Manufacturing                      Quality Control                  Electrical, Civil, etc
Apprentice                         Manufacturing                    Architect, Biomedical, Sales
                                   Engineering Technology           Network/Computer Engineer
                                                                    Computer Science
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         SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                   TECHNOLOGIES

Cluster of Study: Science, Technology,                           Major: Science
                        Engineering and Math

Required                              SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                 10                   11                      12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*      Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units    Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
  +Required Courses for             Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                             Opportunity
         Major                                                         Options Related to Major
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)
Physics, Physics for                Agricultural Science, PLTW      Shadowing
Technologies 2                      Foreign Languages               Internships
Biology 2 or                        Psychology                      Service Learning
Pre AP/AP Biology-2 units           Health Science/Sports           Career Mentoring
Chemistry 2                         Medicine                        Relevant Competitions
AP Chemistry,                       Integrated Computer
Environmental Science               Technologies

                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Lab Technician                     Lab Technician                  Science Teacher
Environmental Management           Forestry Technician             Physicist (PhD), Chemist
Production Worker                  Materials Handler               Scientist, Ecologist,
                                                                   Meteorologist
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         SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & INTEGRATED
                   TECHNOLOGIES

Cluster of Study: Transportation,                             Major: Automotive Technology
                         Distribution and Logistics

  Required                             SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for             For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of your
 Graduation        choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                   11                      12
    English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics, Biology 2

  Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
  +Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
                                                                              Opportunity
         Major                                                          Options Related to Major
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)
 Automotive Technology               PLTW Courses                    Shadowing
 1,2,3,4                             Physics,                        Internships
 Work-Based Credit                   Physics for Technology 1, 2     Service Learning
 (Automotive)                        Entrepreneurship                Career Mentoring
                                     Accounting                      Relevant Competitions
                                     Computer courses

                            Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Maintenance technician              Service Technician              Mechanical Engineer
Bus driver                          Automotive Technician           Automotive Design Engineer
Mechanic helper                     Mechanic                        Automotive Business
                                                                    Entrepreneur


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        Curriculum Templates

School of Health and Human Services

    Cluster: Education and Training
        Major:   Early Childhood Education   44



    Cluster: Health Science Technology
        Major:   Biomedical Science - PLTW   45
                 Health Science Technology   46
                 Sports Medicine             47


    Cluster: Law and Public Services
        Major:   Law and Legal Services      48
                 Military Science            49


    Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism
        Major:   Culinary Arts – ProStart    50




                         43
         SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Education and Training                           Major: Early Childhood
                                                                              Education

Required                               SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                  10                     11                    12
    English*      English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3         English 3 or 4       English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*        Algebra or          Algebra ,              Geometry, Algebra    Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry            Geometry or            II                   Analysis,
                                      Algebra II             Pre-Calculus         Calculus
   Science*       Physical            Biology                Chemistry, PT 1      Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                    Environmental Sci.   Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World               World History          US History           Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)
    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
   +Required Courses for             Complementary Coursework               Extended Learning
          Major                                                                 Opportunity
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                          Options Related to Major
Early Childhood Education           Food and Nutrition                 Shadowing
1,2,3,4                             Health Science I                   Internships
                                    Public Speaking                    Service Learning
Teacher Cadet                       Psychology/Sociology               Career Mentoring
                                    Foreign Language                   Relevant Competitions
                                    Fine Arts
                                    Business Courses

Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Child Care Provider                Instructional Assistant            Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Child Care Worker                  Preschool Teacher                  Kindergarten Teacher
Preschool Aide                     After-school Program               Elementary Teacher
                                   Supervisor                         School Administrator
                                                                      Family Social Worker


                                                   44
          SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Health Science Technology                       Major: PLTW- Biomedical
                                                                              Science

Required Core                          SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
for Graduation         For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
                   your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                   11                      12
    English*       English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies    World              World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units      Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
+Required Courses for Major          Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                              Opportunity
                                                                        Options Related to Major
Project Lead the Way:                Health Science 1, 2, 4      Shadowing
Principles of Biomedical             Medical Terminology         Internships
Sciences                             Introduction to Engineering Service Learning
Human Body Systems                   Principals of Engineering   Career Mentoring
Medical Intervention                 Biology II H /AP Biology,   Relevant Competitions
Biomedical Innovation                Sports Medicine,
                                     Chemistry 2/AP
                           Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Medical Secretary                   Medical Lab Technician           Biomedical Scientist
Medical Coder                       Health Information Manager       Forensic Pathologist
Transcription                       Paramedic                        Bioengineer, Nurse, Genetics
Emergency Medical Technician        Cardiology Technician            Medical Doctor, Dentist
(Postsecondary Training             Forensic Technician              Research and Development
Required)                                                            Pharmaceuticals, Prosthetics



                                                   45
          SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Health Science Technology                       Major: Health Science
                                                                              Technology

Required                               SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for               For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation         your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                    11                     12
    English*       English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                      Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
   Science*        Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units      Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
 Social Studies    World              World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units      Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
   +Required Courses for             Complementary Coursework              Extended Learning
          Major                                                                Opportunity
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                         Options Related to Major
Health Science Technology 1          Biology 2 H /AP Biology,        Shadowing
Health Science Technology 2          Sports Medicine, Biomedical     Internships
Health Science Technology 3          Science Courses, Chemistry      Service Learning
or Medical Terminology               1, 2, AP, Physics, Calculus,    Career Mentoring
Health Science Technology 4          Probability and Statistics,     Relevant Competitions
(required to finish major)           Spanish, Animal Science,
+As suggested by the High Schools    Foods and Nutrition
That Work model

Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Certified Nursing Assistant         Medical Lab Technician           Physical therapist
Medical Office Billing              Dental Hygienist                 Registered Nurse
Medical Coder                       Phlebotomist                     Occupational Therapist
Transcription                       Pharmacy Technician              Medical Doctor, Dentist


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         SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Health Science Technology                       Major: Sports Medicine

  Required                             SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
  Core for            For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation       your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                 10                    11                     12
   English*       English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
  Four Units
    Math*         Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
  Four Units      Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis,
                                     Algebra II           Pre-Calculus            Calculus
   Science*       Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World              World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
+Required Courses for                Complementary Coursework             Extended Learning
Major                                                                         Opportunity
    (Minimum of four credits                                            Options Related to Major
          required)
Sports Medicine 1, 2               Biology 2, Chemistry 2,          Shadowing
Sports Medicine 3 (required to     Physics,                         Internships
finish major)                      AP Biology                       Service Learning
Choose one or more:                Psychology/Sociology             Career Mentoring
Health Science 1, Biomedical       Food and Nutrition               Relevant Competitions
Science, Medical Terminology       Physical Conditioning
(dual credit)
Work-Based Learning Credit


Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation

     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Assistant Trainer                  Athlete Trainer                  Athletic Trainer
Personal Trainer                   Physical Therapist Assistant     Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapy Aide          Occupational Therapy             Exercise Physiologist
                                   Assistant
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             SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Law and Public Services                         Major: Law and Legal
                                                                             Services

   Required                             SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
   Core for            For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
  Graduation       your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                            9                 10                     11                    12
    English*       English 1 or 2      English 2 or 3      English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, AP
   Four Units
     Math*         Algebra or          Algebra ,           Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units      Geometry            Geometry or         II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                       Algebra II          Pre-Calculus
    Science*       Physical            Biology             Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units     Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                   Biology 2
  Social Studies   World               World History       US History              Government/
   Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional       Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State          Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements      Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                   Electives (seven units)
                   Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local          High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
 +Required Courses for               Complementary Coursework               Extended Learning
 Major (Minimum of four credits                                                 Opportunity
 required)                                                                Options Related to Major
 Law Education                       AP US History                    Shadowing
 Criminal Justice                    Psychology, Spanish for          Internships
 Mock Trial                          Workplace                        Service Learning
 Business Law                        Model UN                         Career Mentoring
 Public Speaking                     Creative Writing, JROTC          Relevant Competitions
 US Government (Dual Credit)         Integrated Business Apps.1, 2


                        Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Legal File Clerk                    Paralegal                         Criminologist, Detective
Police Officer                      Detective                         Lawyer, Federal Marshal
Dispatcher                          Crime Lab Technician              FBI Agent
Correctional Officer                State Trooper                     Legislator


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          SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Law and Public Services                        Major: Military Science

 Required                             SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
 Core for             For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
 Graduation       your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                           9                 10                    11                     12
    English*      English 1 or 2     English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, or
   Four Units                                                                     AP

    Math*         Algebra or         Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry           Geometry or          II                      Analysis,
                                     Algebra II           Pre-Calculus            Calculus
    Science*      Physical           Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
   Three Units    Science                                 Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                  Biology 2
 Social Studies   World              World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                       Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements

 +Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework              Extended Learning
 Major                                                                        Opportunity
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                        Options Related to Major
 JROTC 1 B, JROTC 2A and           Model UN, Law Education          Shadowing
 2B                                US Government (dual credit)      Internships
 JROTC 3A and 3B                   Criminal Justice                 Service Learning
 Leadership Lab                    Public Speaking, AP US           Career Mentoring
                                   History,                         Relevant Competitions
                                   Psychology/Sociology
                                   Foreign Language

                        Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
     High School Diploma               2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Law enforcement officer            Law Enforcement Officer          Military Officer
Military Recruit                   Military Recruit                 FBI Agent
Military Recruiter                 Military Recruiter               Federal Marshal
Correctional Officer               Correctional Officer             Secret Service Agent



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         SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Cluster of Study: Hospitality and Tourism                        Major: Culinary Arts

Required                             SAMPLE CORE CHOICES
Core for              For additional college entrance requirements, refer to the college of
Graduation        your choice. Course selection will depend on satisfying prerequisites.
                          9                 10                     11                     12
    English*      English 1 or 2    English 2 or 3       English 3 or 4          English 4, 5, or
   Four Units                                                                    AP

    Math*         Algebra or        Algebra ,            Geometry, Algebra       Pre-calculus, Data
   Four Units     Geometry          Geometry or          II                      Analysis, Calculus
                                    Algebra II           Pre-Calculus
   Science*       Physical          Biology              Chemistry, PT 1         Chemistry 2,
  Three Units     Science                                Environmental Sci.      Physics
                                                                                 Biology 2
 Social Studies   World             World History        US History              Government/
  Three Units     Geography                                                      Economics

  Additional      Physical Education or JROTC (one unit)
    State         Computer Science (one unit)
 Requirements     Foreign Language or CATE (one unit)
                  Electives (seven units)
                  Pass High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

    Local         High School 101
  Graduation
 Requirements
+Required Courses for              Complementary Coursework                Extended Learning
Major                                                                          Opportunity
 (Minimum of 4 credits required)                                         Options Related to Major
Culinary Arts 1- Pro Start        Foods, Accounting I                Shadowing
Culinary Arts 2- Pro Start        Desktop Publishing                 Internships
Culinary Arts 3- Pro-Start        French I, French II                Service Learning
Culinary Arts 4- Pro-Start        Integrated Business                Career Mentoring
+As suggested by the High Schools Applications I                     Relevant Competitions
That Work model                   Marketing
Professional Opportunities Upon Graduation
      High School Diploma              2-Year Associate Degree             4-Year Degree & Higher
Food Service Cooks                 Chef license (entry level)           Chef
Institution Cooks                  1st Line Supervisor Food             Dietician
Small Business Head Cooks          Worker                               Nutritionist
Restaurant Cook                    1st Line Supervisor Personal         Hotel Manager
Janitorial/Housekeeping            Service worker                       Restaurant Manager (upscale
Baggage Porter/Bellhops            Food Service Manager                 or larger restaurants)
                                   Ticket Agent/Travel Agent



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                     Course Descriptions


Academic Courses
    English                                           52-55
    Mathematics                                       56-61
    Science                                           62-66
    Social Studies                                    67-70


Elective Courses
    School of Arts and Humanities                     71-79
    School of Business & Information Technology       80-84
    School of Engineering and Integrated Technology   85-89
    School of Health and Human Services               90-98

    Additional Courses                                99
    Appendix                                          101
    Index                                             107




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                              ENGLISH COURSES
                 Students are expected to take English each year in high school.
               All required English courses carry a pre-course reading component.
English 1                                                                                    301133CW
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
        English 1 is a high school transition course designed for students who plan to attend a two-year
college or technical school after high school. There is a strong focus in this course on learning study,
group, and presentation skills and applying them to studying English. The course is literature-based with
an emphasis on identifying and analyzing literary elements. Writing assignments will be a natural
outgrowth of this reading through analytical one-paragraph essays and writing pieces that extend the text.
Students will study vocabulary and the mechanics and usage of the English language through a Daily Oral
Language approach. Students can expect frequent testing and homework several nights of the week
averaging from 20 minutes. Every three weeks, they will be required to read a book of their choice and
complete a related assignment. Students are required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the SC
State Department of Education which counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

English 1 - CP                                                                             301101CW
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
         English 1 CP is a high school transition course designed for students who plan to attend college
after high school. There is a strong focus in this course on learning study, group and presentation skills
and applying them to studying English. The course is literature-based with students learning strategies to
unlock the meaning of a variety of literary genres. Weekly writing assignments and vocabulary units will
be assigned. Students will study vocabulary and the mechanics and usage of the English language through
a Daily Oral Language approach. Students can expect an average of 45 minutes of homework each night,
including short overnight and long-term assignments. Every three weeks, they will be required to read a
book of their choice and complete a related assignment. At the end of the course, students will complete a
portfolio showing their and goals for the coming year. Students are required to take an End-of-Course
exam provided by the SC State Department of Education which counts 20 percent of the final grade.

English 2                                                                                    301233CW
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: English I and teacher recommendation
        English 2 continues the study of vocabulary, grammar, and composition with emphasis on
paragraph development. Paragraphs will include descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive
writing. Representative types of literature, including short stories, nonfiction, and poetry, will be read and
studied. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing and critiquing literature through related literary terms.
Supplementary reading of selected novels and plays is required. In addition, a significant focus of the
course is on a review of basic reading and writing skills intended to prepare students for the High School
Assessment Program (HSAP) exam taken in the spring of their sophomore year.

English 2 - CP                                                                                301202CW
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: English 1 and teacher recommendation
         English 2 CP is geared towards students who plan to attend a four year college or university.
This survey course of literature incorporates the integrated study of vocabulary, grammar, analysis and
composition skills through the study of multicultural short stories, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama.
Students will utilize textbooks, novels, work-books and parallel texts. Compositions focus on literary
analysis using literary terms, as well as narrative, expository and persuasive styles. The research process
will be addressed through the literature component. Students will be required to present their work to their
peers using available technology. Students will continue to prepare for the High School Assessment
Program (HSAP) exam taken in the spring of their sophomore year.

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ENGLISH COURSES (continued)
English 2 - H                                                                                  301201HW
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Student must meet state criteria for GT
         This course concentrates on an advanced study of selected literary works from various genres and
eras. In addition, the course develops students’ skills in expository writing, listening, speaking, critical
thinking, independent research, and vocabulary. Supplementary and pre-course reading is required.

English 3                                                                                  301333CW
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: English 2 and teacher recommendation
        English 3 includes a chronological study of selected works from American literature with an
emphasis on historical connections. This course includes vocabulary study, review of grammar skills,
expository and persuasive writing, literary analysis, and research. Students will work on improving
communication skills through speaking, listening, and editing writing for clarity. This course is designed
for students with an interest in a two-year post-secondary or technical college education. Supplemental
and pre-course readings are required.

English 3 - CP                                                                             301302CW
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: English 2 CP or 2 H and teacher recommendation
        This course is designed for students planning on attending a four-year college or university. This
course involves vocabulary development related to SAT-level words, improvement of grammar and
usage, and persuasive research and composition. Literature includes a survey of the major periods,
themes, and techniques of American literature. Supplementary reading is required.

English 3 - H                                                                                301301HW
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: Student must meet state criteria for GT and teacher recommendation
         This English course concentrates on the study of the historical context, literary movements, and
writers’ techniques of each major period in American literature. In addition to the text, the course requires
considerable supplemental reading during the semester, vocabulary development related to SAT-level
words, independent research and composition, and research-based expository and persuasive writing.

English 4                                                                                    301433CW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: English 3 and teacher recommendation
         English 4 involves the study of selected major works of British literature, applied grammar
through composition, and the development and use of good communication and problem-solving skills.
Major projects which demonstrate the student’s understanding and application of these skills are required.
In addition to the pre-course reading assignment, supplementary reading of assigned novels is required
each six weeks. This course is designed for students with an interest in a two-year post-secondary or
technical college education.

English 4 - CP                                                                           301402CW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: English 3 and teacher recommendation
        English 4 CP is a study of applied grammar through composition. Attention is given to good
writing style with special emphasis on critical analysis. In addition, a survey of British literature is
provided with emphasis on some of the major works such as Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Macbeth, and
novels by British or world authors. Parallel readings and extensive vocabulary studies are required. This
course is designed for students interested in a four-year post-secondary education.


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ENGLISH COURSES (continued)
English 4 - H                                                                             301401HW
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: English 3 H and/or teacher recommendation
        English 4-Honors is a course designed to prepare students to take AP English the following year.
Throughout the semester students review the rules of grammar through the composition process. Also,
students analyze the elements of good writing style in English prose and in their own compositions.
Composition requirements include reader responses, expository essays, analytical essays, and a literary-
based research paper. Students are engaged in extensive vocabulary studies in order to prepare for the
PSAT and the SAT. This course provides a survey of British literature with an emphasis on works such
as Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Macbeth, Paradise Lost, and Gulliver’s Travels. Students are also
expected to read seven other designated parallel novels and/or plays by British or world authors. Students
taking this course should be planning to pursue a four-year post-secondary education.

English- AP English Language, AP English Literature                                   307100AW/307000AW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: English IV CP/H and Teacher recommendation
        This course provides a college-level study of writing and of literature. Students will be involved
in careful reading of representative literary works, critical analysis of reading, and practice in writing
exposition and argument, especially in response to literary selections. The Advanced Placement exams
are required at the conclusion of the course. Students will be prepared for the language and the literature
exam; those who achieve an adequate score on the AP exam(s) can earn college credit for the course.

English 5 - H                                                                                303001HW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: English 4 CP or H and teacher recommendation
         English 5 Honors is designed to prepare students for college-level English courses with advanced
rigor. The course emphasizes composition with regards to critical reading and problem solving. Students
will write in a variety of modes including literary analysis and descriptive, expository, and persuasive
essays. The course emphasizes critical reading alongside vocabulary, grammar, and style. Students will
carefully study literary genres including twentieth-century fiction and non-fiction, world literature, and
classical drama.

English 5- CP                                                                              303002CW
Grade 12
Prerequisite: English 4 CP
         English 5 is designed to prepare students for college-level English courses. The course
emphasizes reading and composition. Students will write in a variety of modes including literary analysis
and descriptive, expository, and persuasive essays. The course emphasizes critical reading alongside
vocabulary, grammar, and style. Students will carefully study literary genres including twentieth-century
fiction and non-fiction, world literature, and classical drama.

Transition Reading 1 – Bridges 1                                                            379940CW
Grade 9
Prerequisite: PACT/PASS scores, MAP scores, grades, diagnostic tests, recommendations from 8th grade
teachers, and/or IEP are used for identification of students for this course.
        This course is designed to remediate and strengthen reading and writing skills. Using a multi-
sensory approach and research-based strategies, teachers will provide instruction in word decoding,
reading comprehension, fluency, sentence and paragraph writing, grammar, and usage. The course is
integrated into the English 1 curriculum and taught over the course of a year. This will be an elective
course and will not count as an English credit towards graduation.



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ENGLISH COURSES (continued)
Transition Reading 2 – Bridges 2                                                            379941CW
Grade 10
Prerequisite: PACT/PASS scores, MAP scores, grades, diagnostic tests, recommendations from 9th grade
teachers, and/or IEP are used for identification of students for this course.
        This course is designed to remediate and strengthen reading and writing skills and is a
continuation of Transition Reading. Using a multi-sensory approach and research-based strategies,
teachers will provide instruction in word decoding, reading comprehension, fluency, sentence and
paragraph writing, grammar, and usage. The course is integrated into the English 2 curriculum and taught
over the course of a year. This will be an elective course and will not count as an English credit towards
graduation.

Exit English                                                                               379930CW
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Below standard on exit exam
         This is an individual program open only to selected 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students based on
their exit exam scores. This course is taught in addition to regular English classes and a maximum of one
elective credit is awarded.

Public Speaking - CP                                                                          304000CW
Grade: 9-12
        This college preparatory elective is designed to introduce students to the foundations of proper
communication and to provide practice for a variety of public speaking situations. Selected units may
include interpersonal skills, debate, discussion, interviewing, broadcasting, oral interpretation, and
parliamentary procedure. The course will provide extensive instruction in the preparation and delivery of
formal and informal speeches.

Film & Fiction - CP                                                                        309920CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: English 2
         Film & Fiction is an English elective designed to teach students how to appreciate serious films
and the literary sources for those films. The course will involve reading novels, plays, and essays about
film criticism and theory. The course will require tests and quizzes on assigned reading and film, as well
as writing reviews and analytical essays.

For additional English electives, see Journalism courses. Description of Journalism courses may be
found under Communications on pages 76-77.




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56
                  MATHEMATICS COURSES
Transition Math 1                                                                         379935CW
Grade 9
Prerequisite: PACT/PASS scores, MAP scores, grades, diagnostic tests, recommendations from 8th grade
teachers, and/or IEP are used for identification of students for this course.
         This course is designed to remediate and strengthen math skills. Using a multi-sensory approach,
teachers will instruct using small steps with much repetition to assure mastery of basic skills. The course
is integrated into the Algebra Tech 1 curriculum and taught over the course of a year. This will be an
elective course and will not count as a math credit towards graduation.

Algebra 1 for the Technologies 1                                                           314133CW
Grade: 9, 10
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
          Algebra for the Technologies 1 is a course designed to encourage high school students to develop
and refine job-related mathematical skills. Algebra for Technologies 1 is a comprehensive study of topics
covered in the traditional college preparatory Algebra I course. Topics include: algebraic expressions;
equations; inequalities; graphing linear equations, functions, and quadratics; probability & simple
statistics. Students in this course are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator, which is used
daily in completing assignments.

Transition Math 2                                                                            379936CW
Grade 10
Prerequisite: PACT/PASS scores, MAP scores, grades, diagnostic tests, recommendations from 9th grade
               teachers, and/or IEP are used for identification of students for this course.
         This course is designed to remediate and strengthen math skills. Using a multi-sensory approach,
teachers will instruct using small steps with much repetition to assure mastery of basic skills. The course
is integrated into the Algebra Tech 2 curriculum, HSAP curriculum standards and taught over the course
of a year. This will be an elective course and will not count as a math credit towards graduation.

Algebra 1 for the Technologies 2                                                             314283CW
Grade: 10, 11
Prerequisite: Algebra for Technologies 1, D average in Mastery Algebra
         Algebra for the Technologies 2 is a very comprehensive study in mathematics, covering topics
included in the traditional college preparatory Algebra 1 course. This course emphasizes an understanding
and the application of functional mathematics to solve problems, which model real world experiences and
situations. Students in this course are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator which is used
daily in completing assignments. Students are required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the
SC State Department of Education. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

HSAP Math                                                                           379931CW
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Below standard on the HSAP Exit Exam
        A course designed for students in grades 10-12 who did not meet the passing standard on the
HSAP Exit Exam. A maximum of 1 elective credit will be given.




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MATHEMATICS COURSES (continued)
Geometry for the Technologies 3                                                              314333CW
Grade: 10, 11
Prerequisite: Algebra for the Technologies 2 or Algebra 1 with teacher recommendation
         This course emphasizes application rather than equations. Students will solve real world
problems individually and in cooperative learning groups. Students work with learning material in a
variety of ways including use of computers, compass and straightedge constructions, physical models of
geometric shapes, and calculators. Topics will include angle relationships, parallel lines, properties of
triangles and other polygons, area, volume, similarity, right triangles and trigonometry. Students in this
course are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator which is used daily in completing
assignments.

Data Analysis 4                                                                              314433CW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Geometry for the Technologies 3 or Algebra 2 with a teacher recommendation
        This course is the final course in the math for technologies sequence that focuses on the
development of the student’s ability to understand and apply mathematics to solve realistic workplace
problems. Students will work with a set of data to perform statistical analyses and summarize the results.
Students will utilize statistical applications to solve problems from a workplace or manufacturing
environment and students will apply probability as a decision making tool to workplace applications.
Students in this course are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator which is used daily in
completing assignments.

Mastery Algebra 1- CP                                                                       411100CW
Grade: 9-10
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
         Mastery Algebra is the first level of college preparatory math. Emphasis is placed on solving
linear equations and inequalities, basic operations and factoring of polynomials, and applying these
concepts to solve real world problems. In this course, students must master each unit with a minimum
grade of “C.” If this mastery is not achieved, the students are provided with ongoing tutoring and test
corrections of non-mastered skills until mastery is achieved. Parental support is an integral part of this
course. Students are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator which is used daily in completing
assignments. Students are required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the SC State Department
of Education. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

Geometry - CP                                                                               412102CW
Grade: 9-11
Prerequisite: C average in Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation
        Geometry CP concepts are introduced visually, inductively, and deductively by a variety of
methods including (1) compass and straightedge constructions, (2) mental math, (3) computation with
pencil and paper, (4) computation with scientific calculator, and (5) the computer program The
Geometer’s Sketchpad. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning (proof), properties of polygons,
constructions, transformations, area, volume, right triangles, similarity, and trigonometry. Students are
required to have a scientific (TI30xIIS) or graphing calculator (TI 83+ or TI-84) which is used daily.

Geometry- H                                                                             412101HW
Grade: 9, 10
Prerequisite: B average in Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation
        Honors Geometry uses an inductive approach in which students perform investigations. Students
analyze the results to develop rules and formulas based on patterns in their observations. Concepts are
introduced visually, inductively, analytically, and finally deductively (proof). Topics are the same as
studied in Geometry CP. The Honors level emphasizes deductive proof, independent thought and
development of study skills. Students are required to have a scientific or graphing calculator which is
used daily in completing assignments.
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MATHEMATICS COURSES (continued)
Algebra 2-CP/SAT/ACT Improvement                                              411202CW/401100CW
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Geometry and teacher recommendation
This program of paired courses will be offered for one class period over two semesters. Students will have
the opportunity to learn and reinforce Algebra 2 concepts over two semesters. In addition, students will
develop test preparation skills for SAT, ACT or other college placement tests. Students will earn one unit
of Algebra 2 and one unit of SAT/ACT Improvement.

Algebra 2 - CP                                                                            411202CW

Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C Average in Algebra 1 CP and Geometry CP, A average in Algebra Tech 2 and teacher
recommendation
         Algebra 2 extends the knowledge of all concepts studied in Algebra I and unifies them with those
concepts studied in Geometry. Topics introduced are the set of complex numbers, the conic sections, and
rational exponents. A graphing calculator (TI-83+ or TI-84) is strongly recommended. Students are
encouraged to be enrolled or have taken Algebra 2 before taking the SAT.

Algebra 2- H                                                                                411200HW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: B average in both Geometry Honors and Algebra 1
        Algebra 2 Honors is designed for the student who successfully completed Geometry Honors.
New topics introduced are the set of complex numbers, the conic sections, rational exponents and
exponential and logarithmic functions. Applying concepts to real world problem solving is emphasized.
Students are required to have a scientific and graphing calculator which is used daily in completing
assignments. TI-83+ or TI-84 is the graphing calculator used for instruction.

Algebra 3 - CP                                                                            411302CW
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
 This course is intended to prepare students for pre-calculus and beyond.
         Algebra 3 is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student’s
ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematical concepts to solve
problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and
trigonometric functions. A graphing calculator (TI-83+ or TI -84) is strongly recommended.

Pre-Calculus - CP                                                                          413102CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: C average in Algebra 2
        This course develops a firm grasp of the underlying math concepts of precalculus while using
algebra as a tool. Solving real-life problems are studied through the use of discovery and exploration,
integrated technology and consistent problem solving strategies. Topics found in this course include
functions, exponents, logarithms, matrices, graphs and trigonometry. A graphing calculator (TI-83+ or
TI-84) is strongly recommended.

Pre-Calculus-H                                                                             413103HW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: B average in Algebra 2 Honors
        This course is designed for the student who successfully completed Algebra 2 Honors. Topics
found in this course are functions, exponents, logarithms, matrices, polar coordinates, and trigonometry.
The correlation between the topics discussed and the real world are found in problem solving activities.
A graphing calculator (TI-83+ or TI-84) is strongly recommended.

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MATHEMATICS COURSES (continued)
Calculus- H                                                                                  413500HW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: C average in Honors Pre-Calculus, B average in Pre-Calculus CP and teacher
recommendation
        Calculus is the mathematics of motion and change. The elements of calculus and analytical
geometry covered in the first year of college calculus are studied. The course will cover first year calculus
in two parts: differential and integral calculus. A graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is strongly
recommended.

Calculus - Pre AP-H                                                                       319910HW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: B Average in Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-Calculus Honors and teacher
recommendation.
        The elements of calculus and analytical geometry covered in first year college calculus are
studied. An advanced placement exam is given at the conclusion of the course, and students with an
adequate score on the exam earn college credit for the course. A graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is
required.

Calculus AB                                                                                417020AW
Grade 12
The elements of calculus and analytical geometry covered in first year college calculus are studied. An
advanced placement exam is given at the conclusion of the course, and students with an adequate score on
the exam earn college credit for the course. A graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required.

Calculus BC
Pre-requisite: Pre-Calculus Honors, Teacher Recommendation
Two Semesters: Calculus AB Fall, Calculus BC Spring (2 units)
Grades 11-12
This course provides a study of elementary functions and two semesters of college calculus.
Concepts included in the curriculum are limits and their properties; modeling and regression;
differentiation; applications of differentiation, related rates, optimization and curve sketching;
integration; applications of integration including area, volume, work, and force; logarithmic
differentiation, differential equations, trigonometric integrals, inverse trig functions
differentiation, and integration, integration by parts, and power series and polar area. Students
are required to take the AP Calculus BC examination in May. Both a BC and an AB sub-scores
on the AP Exam will be forwarded to selected colleges. The course content corresponds to the
syllabus established by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. A graphing calculator
is required.

Probability/Statistics - CP                                                                414100CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or higher and/or teacher recommendation
        Data collection, description and analysis are studied as ways to report findings and build
mathematical models for prediction and decision making. Probability is used to assess the usefulness of
models. Applications to business, social science and health science are included. A graphing calculator
(TI-83+ or TI-84) is strongly recommended.




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MATHEMATICS COURSES (continued)
Probability/Statistics - Honors                                                              414101HW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 2 H/CP or Pre-Calculus H/CP
        This advanced level math course prepares students for entering AP Prob/Stat or an introductory
college course in statistics. Data collection, description and analysis are studied as ways to report findings
and build mathematical models for prediction and decision making. Probability is used to assess the
usefulness of models. Applications to business, social science and health science are included. Designing
experiments and testing hypotheses are included in this course. Binomial and geometric distributions are
introduced. A graphing calculator (TI-83+ or TI-84) is strongly recommended.

Statistics - AP                                                                            417100AW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Probability/Statistics Honors
          This is an advanced level math course which prepares students for a national AP Statistics exam.
An adequate score on the national exam may earn college credit for an introductory college course in
statistics. Choosing data collection methods, designing experiments and testing hypotheses are included
in this course with additional emphasis being given to communicating and justifying methods and
conclusions. A graphing calculator (TI-83+ or TI-84) is strongly recommended.




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                              SCIENCE COURSES
Physical Science                                                                            321133CW
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
        This course is a traditional introduction to chemistry and physics. The intent of the course is to
provide a foundation of study for upper level sciences such as physics for the technologies or physics.
Mathematical applications are introduced but not emphasized. Laboratory skills, measurement skills, and
safety procedures are developed. Students are required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the
SC State Department of Education. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

Physical Science - CP                                                                   321101CW
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: B or above in 8th grade science with teacher recommendation. Must be registered for Eng 1
& Alg 1 CP.
        This challenging college preparatory course is designed to provide a background for enrollment
in Chemistry, Physics, and Physics for the Technologies. Students will spend nine weeks studying basic
chemistry: the composition of matter, how elements behave, and how elements combine to form new
substances. The second nine weeks introduces topics in basic physics including the laws of motion, work
and machines, and some of the different forms of energy. This course develops laboratory skills and
problem solving skills. Students are required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the SC State
Department of Education. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

Physical Science - Honors                                                                    321103HW
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Algebra I, A work in 8th Grade Science
         This honors level course is designed to introduce the basic scientific concepts of chemistry and
physics needed for further study in the sciences. The course will challenge students to use higher level
thinking skills and problem solving through laboratory investigations and data analysis. Chemistry topics
include composition of matter and how elements behave and combine to form new substances. Physics
topics include laws of motion, work and machines, and energy. Students are required to take an End-of-
Course examination provided by the SC Department of Education. This exam counts as 20 percent of the
student’s final grade.

Biology I                                                                                  322133CW
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: Physical Science
        The student explores areas of cellular biology, genetics, ecology and evolution in this course. The
course may include dissections as well as other laboratory exercises. Projects are required. Students are
required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the SC State Department of Education. This exam
counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

Biology I - CP                                                                               322100CW
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: C or above in Physical Science CP, A work Physical Science
        In this college preparatory course, the student explores areas of cellular biology, genetics, ecology
and evolution. The course may include dissections as well as other laboratory exercises. Projects are
required. Students are required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the SC State Department of
Education. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.




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SCIENCE COURSES (continued)
Biology I - Honors                                                                            322103HW
Grade: 10
Pre-requisites: Teacher Recommendation, A in Physical Science CP and Algebra 1, C or better in
Physical Science H
         This course is a rigorous college preparatory biology class for highly motivated students who
have demonstrated excellent study skills and high aptitude in science, math and/or English. The course
will cover basic chemistry, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, classification, and inquiry skills in
greater depth than Biology CP. The course will emphasize critical thinking and writing skills, laboratory
skills, calculating data, graphing and essay exam questions. Students planning on enrolling in AP
Biology or AP Chemistry should take this course.

Chemistry 1 - CP                                                                           323100CW
Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Completion of a strong CP Physical Science course, CP Biology and teacher
recommendation, passed or be currently enrolled in Algebra 2. Physics of Technologies students - C or
better in PT1, teacher recommendation.
         Chemistry 1 is a college preparatory course designed to provide the college bound student with a
well-rounded background in chemistry. The course seeks to help the student develop fundamental
problem solving skills and provides the student with knowledge of chemistry and its effects on their daily
lives. The student will be exposed to basic chemistry concepts, will learn how to use standard chemistry
lab equipment, and will develop skills needed to enter a first year college chemistry course.

Chemistry I - H                                                                          323203HW
Grade: 10, 11
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, C in Algebra 2H, 90 or above in Algebra 2CP
10th grade: A or better in Physical Science CP and teacher recommendation, B or better in Physical
Science H and completion of Algebra 2 or taking it concurrently with the Chemistry
        Chemistry I Honors is an accelerated college preparatory chemistry course. This course is
designed for highly motivated students who have demonstrated excellent study skills and high aptitude in
math and science. Chemistry topics are the same as in Chemistry I-CP, but they are covered in much
more theoretical depth and more strenuous mathematical expectations. Students planning on enrolling in
AP Biology or AP Chemistry should take this course.

Chemistry 2 - H                                                                        323200HW
Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Students must have C in Chemistry 1 and Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
        Chemistry 2 is an advanced course designed for students who have an interest in science or who
have career interests which require a strong chemistry background: medicine, engineering, or science
majors. Emphasis is placed on developing good laboratory and problem solving skills especially in the
areas of environmental chemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, chemical analysis, solution
chemistry, and organic. Chemistry in the "real" world is introduced on a continuing basis. Chemistry 2
provides students with the additional skills needed for chemistry courses required of science and
engineering majors.




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SCIENCE COURSES (continued)
Chemistry - AP                                                                                327300AW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: B or better in Chem 1 and must take Chem 2 Honors and have teacher recommendation.
It is recommended that Chem 2 Honors be taken the semester prior to the AP Chemistry class.
          This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during
the first year in college. In this course, students will pursue a more in-depth study of topics covered in
Chemistry 2 as well as other topics covered in the AP Chemistry course from The College Board. These
topics include structural isomerism, organic chemistry, kinetics and thermodynamics as well as a review
of topics from Chemistry CP such as gas laws and reactions. Accompanying lab work will give the
students additional practice with data analysis, and expressing themselves with clarity and logic. The
required AP Exam at the end of the course may lead to college credit.

Physics for Technologies 1                                                                324333CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: C average in Algebra for the Technologies 2 or Algebra 1.
        The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basic
concepts of physics and prepare them to use physics in their lives. To meet this objective, emphasis is
placed on applications of physics concepts and principles through hands-on learning experiences in the
laboratory. The course also provides students with problem-solving methodology on a continuous basis
to re-emphasize concepts. Major topics covered include force, motion, resistance, and energy. Concepts
are presented within the context of three energy systems: mechanical, fluid, and electrical. Completion of
PT1 and PT2 constitutes a college accepted laboratory science course.

Physics for Technologies 2                                                                 324433CW
Grade: 11-12 (Completion of PT1 and PT2 constitutes a college accepted laboratory science course.)
Prerequisite: C average in Physics for the Technologies 1
          The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basic
concepts of physics and prepare them to use physics in their lives. To meet this objective, emphasis is
placed on applications of physics concepts and principles through hands-on learning experiences in the
laboratory. The course also provides students with problem-solving methodology on a continuous basis
to reemphasize concepts. Major topics covered include

Physics - H                                                                             324100HW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: C average in Algebra 2.
        Honors Physics is designed to provide students with a clear and logical understanding of the
concepts and principles of physics. Secondly, the course is designed to strengthen students’
understanding through applications to the real world. To meet these objectives, the emphasis is on sound
reasoning capabilities and problem-solving methodology. The mathematical techniques include Algebra,
Geometry, and Trigonometry. The laboratory experience is essential to learning and understanding
physics and will play an important role. Major topics covered include forces, motion, energy,
momentum, waves, optics, and electricity.

Biology 2 - H                                                                                   322200HW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: B average in Biology 1 & C average in Chemistry 1 and teacher recommendation
          This course is designed for the student with an interest in biology, particularly in the medical
field. It will prepare students for a college level biology course. Biology 2 includes an extensive study of
molecular biology and genetics. Laboratory work and projects are an integral part of the course.




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SCIENCE COURSES (continued)
Biology - Pre AP- H/AP                                                         329910HW/ 327220AW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: (11th) A average in Biology 1, (12th) B average in Biology 1 and teacher recommendation
Pre AP and AP must be taken in consecutive semesters.
          This course is modeled after a college-level biology course. This course includes an in-depth
study of cell biology, genetics, animal physiology, botany, and ecology. Journal readings and extensive
laboratories are incorporated within the curriculum. The required AP Exam at the end of the course may
lead to college credit. The course is recommended for science majors and other students very interested
in life science.

Environmental Science                                                                      326133CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology
         Environmental Science is an integrated course covering environmental and ecological concepts
and issues. In a lab and field setting, the students will study how humans and other organisms affect and
are affected by their environments. The course includes a study of environmental problems from
biological, economical, and political contexts. Students will be asked to form and support their opinions
about real-life environmental controversies. School environmental projects and field studies are part of
the course. This course is not a pre-requisite for Chemistry I-CP.
The student may not get credit for both Environmental Science and Environmental Science – CP.

Environmental Science - CP                                                                 326100CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology 1-CP and Chemistry 1-CP (may not have taken Env. Sci.)
        This course combines concepts from biology and chemistry to learn about the interaction between
humans and the environment. Students explore and apply ecological concepts to environmental issues.
This class consists of lab work, field studies, and school environmental projects. Students research
current environmental issues so that they can form educated opinions in order to debate with their peers.




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                    SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES
World Geography                                                                             331033CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Strongly recommended for all 9th Graders
        This course is designed to prepare a student for either a two-year technical college education or a
four year college education. World Geography has a solid map skills program. It expands to provide
students with an overview of the five themes of physical and cultural geography and the interrelationships
between people’s cultures and their environments. Throughout this approach, more emphasis is placed on
providing the student with an understanding of the major world regions and their relationship with the
United States. The course will closely follow the guidelines established by the National Geography
Standards. The first segment will focus on map skills, internal and external global forces, the earth’s
structure, climate patterns and population patterns. The remaining portion of the course will involve
exploring the political, cultural and physical make-up of each of the world’s major regions including
North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia. The ultimate goal is to
stimulate interest in world events while fostering an attitude of tolerance.

World Geography - CP                                                                          331002CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Strongly recommended for all 9th Graders
         World Geography CP is designed to prepare students for a four year college or university. World
Geography has a solid map skills program. It expands to provide students with an overview of the five
themes of physical and cultural geography and the interrelationships between people’s cultures and their
environments. Throughout this approach, more emphasis is placed on providing the student with an
understanding of the major world regions and their relationship with the United States. The course will
closely follow the guidelines established by the National Geography Standards. The first segment will
focus on map skills, internal and external global forces, the earth’s structure, climate patterns and
population patterns. The remaining portion of the course will involve exploring the political, cultural and
physical make-up of each of the world’s major regions including North America, South America, Asia,
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia. The ultimate goal is to stimulate interest in world events
while fostering an attitude of tolerance.

World Geography – Honors                                                                   331003HW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that students be enrolled in Honors English and/or have the
recommendation of a social studies teacher.
        This course provides academically talented students an opportunity to experience a more in-depth
survey of World Geography. This course emphasizes the study of the five themes of geography through
research and analysis of the modern world. Students will study the physical, economic, political, social
and environmental factors that shape our world today. The students will examine the world by looking at
current events and global trends through the use of primary and secondary source documents, multimedia,
essay writing, debates, and other assigned projects. This is an honors-level course and not a college
preparatory course.

World History                                                                                336033CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Strongly recommended for all 10th Graders
         This course is designed to prepare a student for either a two-year technical college education or a
four year college education. The focus of World History involves the study of major civilizations of the
past and their contributions to the world as it exists today. Students will analyze why, when and where
civilizations developed, declined and influenced culture in the modern world.


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SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES (continued)
World History- CP                                                                           336000CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisites: Strongly recommended for all 10th Graders
         World History CP is designed to prepare students for a four year college or university. The focus
of World History involves the study of major civilizations of the past and their contributions to the world
as it exists today. Students will analyze why, when and where civilizations developed, declined and
influenced culture in the modern world.

World History- Honors/Pre AP                                                                 336003HW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that students be enrolled in Honors English and/or have the
recommendation of a social studies teacher.
        World History Honors is a comprehensive study of world history and human interaction from the
Roman Empire through the unresolved problems of the present day. The course includes the development
and evolution of politics, economics, and cultures in the emergence of the modern world. Students will
be expected to read supplemental literary selections and to engage in critical analysis of primary sources
and cultural comparisons. There is a strong analytical writing component and research skills are
expected. The course helps prepare students for AP U.S. History.

AP European History                                                                         337600AW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: World Geography Honors (A or B), Pre AP / Honors World History or have the
recommendation of a social studies teacher.
         This course provides an opportunity for academically talented students to experience a survey
history course taught at a college level. The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to
cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world
in which we live. The students will examine the interpretation of historical events and trends, through the
use of documents, essay writing, and special projects. Students are expected to understand the themes of
European history, to develop historical thinking skills and be able to express this understanding in
writing. This is a college level and not a college preparatory course. Success on the AP exam may render
college credit.

United States History                                                                       332033CW
Grade: 11
        This course is designed to prepare a student for either a two-year technical college education or a
four year college education. United States History is required by the state for graduation. This course is
designed to provide a general survey of the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social
developments in the United States since the settlement of North America. Emphasis will be placed on the
development of the federal constitution and important events in South Carolina history. Current events in
domestic and foreign policy are developed within the context of the American experience. Students are
required to take the state End-of-Course exam. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

United States History- CP                                                                    332001CW
Grade: 11
         This course is designed to prepare students for a four year college or university. United States
History is required by the state for graduation. This course provides a general survey of the major
political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments in the United States since the settlement of
North America. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the federal constitution and important
events in South Carolina history. Current events in domestic and foreign policy are developed within the
context of the American experience. This course emphasizes the use of historical documents and
developing the analytical writing skills that are need for college level work. Students are required to take
the state End-of-Course exam. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.
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SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES (continued)
United States History- Pre AP -H/ AP                                        339910HW/337220AW
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: Requirements set by Social Studies Department. Pre AP and AP must be taken in
consecutive semesters.
         This course provides an opportunity for academically talented students to experience a survey
history course taught at a college level. An examination of political, social, economic, cultural, and
foreign policy trends in America’s development is emphasized. The students will examine the
interpretation of historical events and trends, through the use of documents, essay writing, and special
projects. This is a college level and not a college preparatory course. Success on the AP exam may
render college credit. Students are also required to take an End-of-Course exam provided by the SC
Department of Education. This exam counts 20 percent of the student’s final grade.

Government/Economics                                                                      339933CW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: US History and teacher recommendation
        This course is designed to prepare a student for a two-year technical college education or a four
year college education. Government/Economics deals with the unique relationship between a democratic
government and a capitalist economic system. Each course is generally taught from separate texts.
Federal, state and local governments are closely examined to determine how our federal system works in
the United States. Strong emphasis is placed on South Carolina government and the local government in
York County. Economics takes an in-depth look into the workings of the capitalist system that is used in
the United States. Supply and demand, labor, taxation, money and banking, the Federal Reserve:
Investments and the markets, unemployment and inflation, and international trade are extensively covered
units. The relationship between government and economics is conducted through each unit of study.

Government/Economics – CP                                                                   339931CW
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: C average in US History CP or AP and teacher recommendation
         This course is designed to prepare students for a four year college or university.
Government/Economics deals with the unique relationship between a democratic government and a
capitalist economic system. Each course is generally taught from separate texts and on an individual
basis. Federal, state and local governments are closely examined to determine how our federal system
works in the United States. Strong emphasis is placed on South Carolina government and the local
government in York County. Economics takes an in-depth look into the workings of the capitalist system
that is used in the United States. Supply and demand, labor, taxation, money and banking, the Federal
Reserve: Investments and the markets, unemployment and inflation, and international trade are units that
are covered extensively. A thorough understanding of the relationship between government and
economics is conducted through each unit of study.

Government- Dual Credit 1 Credit                                                           333000EW
Economics – Dual Credit 1 Credit                                                           335000EW
Grade: 12                                 Prerequisites: U.S. History – CP (B average) or AP US History
Both dual credit courses must be taken to meet graduation requirements.
         Government and Economics dual credit courses are designed to be the equivalent of political
science and economics courses taken in the first year of college. Gov/Econ dual credit is intended for the
student who has a strong background or interest in social studies and may have a career interest in these
or related fields. This program will be offered in collaboration with USC-Lancaster. Tuition cost is set by
the college. Gov/Econ dual credit is a rigorous course of study requiring competency in both content and
process skills. The course requires extensive individual and group work beyond the classroom setting.
One semester of the course will be dedicated to the study of government while the other will be
Economics. Upon successful completion of EACH course students will receive 3 hours of college credit
and upon successful completion of BOTH courses, students will have met the SC requirement for
graduation. Tuition and textbook costs are the responsibility of the student.
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SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES (continued)
Criminal Justice – CP                                                                      339991CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: It is highly recommended students complete US History CP and teacher recommendation
Criminal Justice CP is the study of criminal law with an emphasis on the study of police, courts and the
prison system. Criminal Justice CP involves the in-depth examination of people, institutions and
important societal issues.

Criminal Justice- H (Dual Credit)                                                             339990EW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: US History CP
         Criminal Justice is a dual credit course taught on the high school campus by a high school
teacher. Juniors and seniors can earn one unit of high school credit and 3 hours of college credit from the
University of South Carolina. Course objectives are to foster understanding of the American criminal
justice system, the agencies working in this field, public and private, and the interaction of system
elements. Tuition and textbook costs are the responsibility of the student.

Psychology - CP                                                                            334000CW
Grade: 11-12
         This course is designed for the college bound student. The students are introduced to a variety of
topics including the study of the physiological foundations of behavior, learning, motivation and
emotions, perception, human development, personality and abnormal behavior. There are required
readings and projects.

Law Related Education -CP                                                                  333600CW
Grade 10-12
         This is a course in general law. The emphasis is on application and understanding of basic
criminal and civil law including juvenile justice and individual rights. Active involvement in group
activities, discussions, mock trials and class participation is required.

Sociology- CP                                                                                334500CW
Grade: 10-12
         This course is designed for the college bound student. The students will examine the interaction
of social groups within various societies. Group projects, open forum discussions, and scientific research
are utilized in studying social issues and problems. Students will apply their sociological skills to
understand current social issues. There are required readings and writing assignments.

Mock Trial - CP                                                                             339920CW
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: None
         The Mock Trial course includes the fundamentals of arguing a case in a court of law. Students
will learn how to present evidence to a jury by following rules of evidence and trial procedures as a real
lawyer would in a South Carolina courtroom. Students will have the opportunity to perform the roles of
witness and attorney. This course also serves as a companion to the Mock Trial Team (although students
in the course are not required to join the Mock Trial team), and will use the case materials from mock trial
as the primary text in the course.

Model United Nations/Debate - H                                                               339930HW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Requirements set by Social Studies Department.
        This course is designed around the structure and purpose of the United Nations. It provides the
student an opportunity to debate global issues from the perspective of another nation. The course
introduces the students to research, writing resolutions, debating skills, global issues, and the rules of
procedure used at the UN.
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        ARTS AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVES

                                          VISUAL ARTS
Drawing 1- CP                                                                                350100CW
Grade: 9-12
         Students are introduced to new drawing skills; they will also improve and supplement existing
drawing skills. They will practice techniques that reinforce the elements and principles of design using a
variety of drawing media. Historical art periods, artists and styles will be incorporated into the studio
projects. The students will begin sorting and building portfolios of their work. (Drawing 1 is a prereq. to
all other art courses.)

Drawing 2 - CP                                                                                  350200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Drawing 1
         Advanced drawing students who exhibit initiative and creativity will improve drawing skills and
develop originality through both actual and conceptual subject matter using a variety of drawing media.
Historical art periods, artists and styles will be incorporated into the studio projects. Portfolio building
will be continued.

Painting 1- CP                                                                                350400CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Drawing 1
        Beginning painting students will learn basic painting techniques and explore color theory using
tempera, watercolor, and acrylics. Historical art periods, artists and styles will be incorporated into the
studio projects.

Painting 2- CP                                                                              350410CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Drawing 1 and Painting 1
        Advanced painting students who exhibit initiative and creativity will sharpen painting skills by
working with more complex subject matter and advanced color theory. Historical art periods, artists and
styles will be incorporated into the studio projects. Experimentation and portfolio building are
emphasized.

Ceramics                                                                             350310CW
Pre-requisite: None
Grades 9-12
        This course is an introductory studio art course in the area of three-dimensional design of
ceramics. Students will learn the steps of properly throwing on the wheel to create vessels such
as shaped vases, bowls, cups or mugs. Introduction to the vocabulary and techniques used in
ceramics and the stages that clay goes through from plastic to glazed, adding and subtracting to
the clay surface and glazing techniques are taught. Ceramic sculpture and building of coils will
be explored through studio projects.

3-D Design- CP                                                                                350300CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Drawing 1 and one other art course
         Students will explore three dimensions in a variety of materials. Historical art periods, artists and
styles will be incorporated into the studio projects. Sculpting techniques based on historical styles and
artists will be practiced.
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VISUAL ARTS COURSES (continued)
Photography- CP                                                                            351400CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or recommendation
        Photography is a course designed to teach students the basics of correct camera use, dark room
techniques, photo alteration, and experimental uses of the digital camera with the computer software. The
class will explore these basics with a carefully thought out program of appropriate assignments, the
keeping of a photo journal and written assignments.

Portfolio Art- H                                                                              350420HW
Grade: 11-12 Prerequisite: 3 prior Art Courses, Teacher Recommendation, Portfolio Review
        This honors art course is designed for 4th level advanced art students and prospective Advanced
Placement Studio Art students. Students will build a portfolio of excellent art work to be presented for
scholarship, college entrance, work related positions, and for College Board Advanced Placement studio
art. Focus areas will be: research, critique, and resume writing, developing artistic style, advancing
proficiency with a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media, art display, competition, and job shadowing.

Studio Art (2 D Design)-Advanced Placement - AP                                            357400AW
Grade: 11-12 Prerequisite: Portfolio Art – H should be taken the semester prior to AP Art.
         The advanced, serious, self-motivated students will demonstrate creativity, expressiveness, and
initiative through a study of AP curriculum in studio art. The students will compile a portfolio to be
judged by the College Board for credit.

                                 PERFORMING ARTS
Instrumental Music
Marching Band - 1,2,3,4 - CP                                                           353100CW
Grade: 9-12              Prerequisite: Instruction permission
         This fall semester course is combined with the spring Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind
Symphony. It allows students who play instruments, the performance opportunity of marching. Students
will attend summer rehearsals, band camp and other rehearsals as scheduled. Much emphasis is placed on
rehearsals and contests as an extension of the class requirement.

Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4 - CP                                                                353400CW
Grade: 9-12              Prerequisite: Audition or permission of the instructors
        This course is the performing band for students at an intermediate level of proficiency. This
course provides performance opportunities and requirements. Much emphasis is placed on rehearsals and
concerts during and after the school day as an extension of the class requirement. Students participate in
ensembles, solos, concerts and graduation. Students must have their own instrument or contract with the
Fort Mill Band for a school instrument if one is available. This class is considered an extension of
Marching Band.

Symphonic Band 1, 2, 3, 4 - CP                                                              353210CW
Grade: 9-12               Prerequisite: Select audition by the instructors
         This course is a performing band for students at an advanced level of proficiency. This course
provides performance opportunities and requirements for the advanced high school level. Much emphasis
is placed on rehearsals, concerts and competitions during and after school days as an extension of the
class requirement. Students may participate in ensembles, solos, concerts, festivals, all-region bands and
all-state bands. Students must have their own instruments or contract with the Fort Mill Band for a school
instrument if one is available. This class is an extension of the Marching Band.


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PERFORMING ARTS COURSES (continued)
Wind Symphony 3, 4 - H                                                                      353200HW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Select audition by the instructors
         This course is a performing band for students in grades 11 and 12 only at a first year college level
of proficiency. This course provides performance opportunities and requirements at the college level.
Much emphasis is placed on rehearsals, concerts and competitions during and after schools days as an
extension of the class requirement. Students must participate in small ensembles, solos, concerts,
festivals, all-region bands, and all-state bands. Student must select a topic and complete a music history
portfolio approved by the instructor. Students must have their own instruments or contract with the
individual high school for a school instrument if one is available. The Wind Symphony class meets all of
the requirements set forth by the state department of South Carolina for honors courses.
Honors Credit can be earned for 3rd and 4th year during second semester only.

Guitar                                                                                355000CW
Grades 9-12
This course is designed to accommodate the beginner or intermediate guitarist. Students will
learn to read music and play both traditional and popular styles, as well as basic care of the
instrument (tuning, cleaning, proper storage, etc.) Students will play in class daily and will learn
exercises, scales, arpeggios, chords, and songs in order to build technique and expand their
repertoire. Students will also learn music theory and history and apply that knowledge in
performance situations. Each student must provide his or her instrument and materials such as
strings and picks.

Choral Music
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 - CP                                                                 354100CW
Grade: 9-12
        Chorus introduces the fundamentals of vocal music, sight-reading, and music appreciation. A
variety of musical literature will be studied and performed.

Concert Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 – CP                                                        354200CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Audition and recommendation of the director.
        This course is for the more advanced choral student. It is performance oriented with solo and
ensemble opportunities available. Along with the music, there is an extensive study in sight-reading
music. Students are required to participate in all concerts and choral competitions.

Theatre Arts
Theatre 1 - CP                                                                          452100CW
Grade: 9-12
        This course introduces the fundamentals of theatre, combining traditional acting with technical
theatre. Students will learn improvisation, pantomime, voice and diction, acting, and production. Daily
class participation is a requirement for success in this course.

Theatre 2 - CP                                                                           452200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Drama /Theatre 1 and teacher recommendation
This class is for the more advanced drama student. For the student who plans to major or minor in drama,
this course will provide specialized instruction. Emphasis will be placed on acting and the technical
aspects of theater, such as lighting, sound, set design, costumes, make-up, etc.
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PERFORMING ARTS COURSES (continued)
Advanced Theatre 3/Directing and Acting -CP                                               452300CW
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: C average in Drama/Theatre 2
        Drama 3 will provide the student with a more complete experience in drama. Students will be
exposed to directing and acting experiences in both stage and film providing the student with a wider
range of career options. Participation in school productions will be required.

Theatre Production 4 - CP                                                               452400CW
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: C average in Advanced Theatre/Directing and Acting
         This course will enable students to complete a four year program in drama that will effectively
prepare them for a number of careers in the arts. Students will have had exposure to and experience with
all aspects regarding production work and basic costume construction.


Dance
Introduction to Dance- CP                                                                  450100CW
Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: No previous dance experience necessary
        This is the first class in the dance major. Familiar dances such as shag, swing, waltz, as well as
unfamiliar dances from other countries will be studied. There is not a performance requirement for this
introductory class. Grades will be determined by class participation as well as class projects and tests.
Students will be required to dance every day and will be required to dress out as necessary. Students who
wish to skip the Introduction to Dance class and go into Dance 1 must audition for placement.

Dance 1 - Technique - CP                                                                   450110CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Dance or audition for placement.
        Students who wish to skip the Intro to Dance class and go into Dance 1 must audition for
placement. This class focuses on technique and students will study ballet, modern, jazz, and tap technique
and history. Students will be required to dress out and participate every day. A dance recital at the end of
the semester will be required. Dance students are graded on performance, class participation, tests, and
projects. All students who wish to take Dance II must complete Dance I.

Dance 2 - Choreography - CP                                                                  450200CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Dance 1 Technique is a mandatory prerequisite for Dance 2.
        Students in this advanced Dance 2 will study ballet, modern, jazz, and technique and history.
Students will also study improvisation and choreography. Students will be required to dress out,
participate every day, and keep a journal. The focus of this class is for students to learn how to create and
perform their own movements. Students will be required to perform in a dance recital at the end of the
semester in which their work will be displayed. Dance students are graded on performance, class
participation, choreography projects, and tests.

Dance 3 - Performance - CP                                                                 450300CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Recommendation of teacher or audition ONLY.
        These students have already completed technique (Dance 1) and choreography (Dance 2) classes.
Students are required to learn a variety of dances and be able to perform in a short amount of rehearsal
time. This class will perform within the community. They must be able to represent Fort Mill High
School in a positive way and relay their dance knowledge to younger students in the Fort Mill
community.
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             ARTS AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVES

     AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS
Digital Art and Design 1                                                                    520500CW
Grade: 9-12
Priority order given to 10, 11, 9, 12 graders and to students who have chosen Digital Art and Design as a
major.
         This is an introductory class on the world of design. This class will apply a student’s creativity to
produce projects/assignments for the design industry. Students will design logos, brochures, tee shirts,
buttons, embroidery, vinyl decals, business cards, promotional products, digital photography, posters, and
advertisements with a focus on design principles. The subject matter will be taught by a hands-on
approach, Students will have access to their own Mac/PC computer workstation to prepare their art for
output. Software will include Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Design Shop, Flexi Sign.

Digital Art and Design 2- Meets the computer science requirement.                            612100CW
Grade 10-12
Course selection preferences will be given to students who have chosen Digital Art and Design as a
major.
Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 1 or Graphic Communication 1
        This second level class on the world of design will take students a step further. Students will
begin producing some products for the school. This class will apply a student’s creativity to produce
projects/assignments for the design industry. Students will design logos, brochures, tee shirts, buttons,
embroidery, vinyl decals, business cards, promotional products, digital photography, posters, and
advertisements with a focus on design principles. Students will have the use of a Mac/PC workstation to
prepare their art for output. Software will include Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Design Shop,
Flexi Sign. Course selection preferences will be given to students who have chosen Digital Art and
Design as a major.

Digital Art and Design 3                                                            612200CW/DW
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 2
Course selection preferences will be given to students who have chosen Digital Art and Design as a
major
         This is the third level class and is Dual Credit with Winthrop University. This class will apply a
student’s creativity to produce projects/assignments for the design industry. The major focus of the class
will be placed on learning and being competent in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students will
design logos, brochures, tee shirts, buttons, embroidery, vinyl decals, business cards, promotional
products, digital photography, posters, and advertisements with a focus on design principles. Students will
be required to participate in two job shadowing experiences. Software will include Adobe Illustrator,
Photoshop, InDesign, Design Shop, and Flexi Sign.

Digital Art and Design 4                                                                      612300CW
Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 3
        This final level design class continues building skills. Students will be required to do an
internship or work-based learning experience to apply the skills learned in Digital Art and Design. Upon
completion, students will have the skills to enter the workplace or continue further education at the
university level. Students are responsible for providing transportation daily to their internship site.




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AV TECH. & COMMUNICATION COURSES (continued)
Graphic Communication 1                                             620000CW
Graphic Communication 2, 3, 4 - CP                                  620100CW, 620200CW, 620300CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Graphics 1
*Graphic Communication 2, 3, or 4 meets the SC computer science requirement for graduation.
         This is an introduction to the world of printing. Graphic Communications is printing. Students
will learn the terminology used in the printing industry and gain a hands on experience in prepress,
printing and finishing equipment used in the printing industry. Students will have the opportunity to gain
a hands on experience in three of the major printing processes used in the industry: screen printing, offset
lithography and flexography. Topics include design, typography, color, prepress software, computer
operations, operating printing equipment, working in a service oriented industry, finishing operations, and
ink and substrates used in industry.


                    AUDIO-VISUAL COMMUNICATION
                             TELEVISION
 Audio-Visual Communications/TV 1,2,3,4 - CP                                      529901CW/529902CW
Grade 10-12                                                                       529903CW/529904CW
        The introductory course includes the basic production techniques needed for creating a television
program. Through practical studio experience, students will first execute program ideas to produce
videotapes. Students will become familiar with TV, video, audio, lighting, and computer equipment. This
course is also designed to give students the opportunity for hands-on experience in front of the television
camera. In the advanced courses, students will work as teams to cooperatively write, produce and present
a weekly news magazine for the student body.




                                        JOURNALISM
Introduction to Journalism - CP                                                             305000CW
Grade: 9-12
        This CP-Level course offers students an intensive exploration of the field of newspaper
journalism. This study is designed to prepare students for work on the school’s newspaper. This class
involves the study and application of topics such as the history of journalism, journalism law and ethics,
newspaper style, and various forms of journalistic writing including the following: news, features, sports,
opinion, briefs and reviews. Students also learn the fundamentals of layout and design, photojournalism,
advertising and newspaper staff roles. Students may be required to sell ads and obtain patrons as well.

Newspaper Journalism 1 - CP                                                                     305300CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisites: Recommendation of instructor and/or satisfactory completion of Intro to Journalism
         This CP- level course is designed for students who produce the school’s newspaper. Students in
this class will write journalistic articles in several of the following areas for publication: news, news-
features, features, sports, editorials, column reviews and critiques. Students will also be responsible for
taking photographs, designing and pasting up pages, and selling advertisements, as well as using desktop
publishing to produce the school’s newspaper. Completion of assigned staff roles/duties and some
participation after school are computed as part of the student’s grade.




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JOURNALISM COURSES (continued)
Newspaper Journalism 2 - CP                                                                 305301CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Intro to Journalism, Newspaper Journalism 1-CP and/or
instructor’s recommendation
         This CP-level course is limited to those students who as newspaper staff members have
demonstrated talent and responsibility in leadership, writing, editing, and layout during Newspaper
Journalism 1-CP. Newspaper 2 students will serve as mentors for less-experienced staff members and will
be responsible for the entire content and layout of all newspaper editions. These students must be
proficient in the use of computer technology as well as in desktop publishing. Completion of assigned
staff roles/duties and some participation after school are computed as part of the students’ grades. Staff
members may be required to sell ads and obtain patrons or sponsors.

Yearbook Journalism 1- CP                                                                  305400CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Application and Interview Process, Recommendation of English 2 CP or English 2 Honors
teacher
        This CP course offers training in layout and design, photo selection, and copywriting. Students
may earn one unit of credit for this course. Because of limited enrollment, interested students must
follow an application process.

Yearbook Journalism 2 - CP                                                             305401CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Yearbook Journalism 1 and Application & Interview Process and/or recommendation of
English teacher
        This CP course offers one unit of credit to students who have completed Yearbook Journalism I
and have been approved by the sponsor. These students will work with detailed layout and the use of
computer technology while overseeing other staff members in producing the yearbook.


Journalism Creative Writing 1 - CP                                                         303200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C average or above in English 1 CP or permission from the instructor
         This college-preparatory course is aimed at developing the evaluative and creative writing talents
of students who are interested in learning to write and evaluate poetry, essays, human interest stories, and
short stories. Computer word processing skills are reinforced in the computer lab. Students will be
involved in helping to produce the school's literary magazine.


Journalism Creative Writing 2 - CP                                                         303210CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisites: Creative Writing 1 and Instructor's recommendation
        This college-preparatory level course furthers the creative writing, publishing and editing skills of
selected students who will help produce the school’s literary magazine.




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        ARTS AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVES

                           INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
French 1- CP                                                                                 361100CW
Grade: 9-12
         This course is an introduction to the French language and to the cultures of the francophone
world. Through reading, writing, and speaking, students will learn how to give basic information about
themselves as well as others, how to describe people and things in different tenses, how to talk about their
activities, preferences, studies, families, friends, etc.

French 2 - CP                                                                               361200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C average in French 1 and teacher recommendation
         This course begins with a thorough review and continues introducing students to the French
language and to the cultures of the francophone world. Major emphasis is placed on developing reading
and listening comprehension, facilitating oral proficiency, and refining writing skills. Students review
previously acquired grammatical concepts while being introduced to new and more complex structures.

French 3 - H                                                                              361300CW
Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: C average in French 2 and teacher recommendation
         This course is based on a survey of French history and culture from pre-history to the present.
Major historic events and figures, and their cultural context related to art, music, and literature are
explored with the aim of acquiring a broad understanding of French culture. Advanced grammatical
concepts are presented and practiced with a heavy emphasis on spoken French. Along with excerpts from
classic literary works, students read novels as well. Written expression is an important part of the course
and includes essays, journals, and research papers. Student completing this level of language study
typically place out of one or two college courses through university placement tests.

French 4 - H                                                                                 361400CW
 Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: C average in French 3 and teacher recommendation
        This course is based on a survey of French film from the beginning of the cinema in 1894 to the
present. Students will explore the time periods surrounding different movements in French cinema and be
able to make connections with society, culture, and literature throughout the 20th century. Advanced
grammatical concepts will continue to be reinforced through reading, writing, and speaking. Along with
viewing French film classics, students will also be exposed to literary and social movements and will be
expected to attain a solid level of written expression thought the writing of journals, essays and research
papers. Students completing this level of language study typically place out of two or three college
courses through university placement tests.

French 5-H
Pre-requisite: French 4
The purpose of this course is to refine skills previously learned and to prepare students for
advanced studies in French at the college level. Much of the work is often done on an
independent study basis. The course includes a thorough review of French structure by means of
the reading of French literature, writing, listening to authentic French materials, oral
presentations and discussions, and use of a French review reference guide/workbook. The
literary emphasis is from novels, short stories, and non-fiction from francophone countries
around the world.


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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSES (continued)
Spanish 1 - CP                                                                            365100CW
Grade: 9-12
        Oral communication is the primary goal of Spanish I although all four skills (listening, speaking,
reading, and writing) are taught. Correct pronunciation and intonation, as well as vocabulary acquisition
are stressed. Textbook and accompanying videos and CD’s and tapes are supplemented with current
newspapers, magazines, documents, and regalia from day-to-day life. To promote greater international
understanding, students are exposed to the cultural values and mores of Spanish speakers worldwide.
Daily preparation and oral participation are required. Some individual projects are required throughout
the semester.

Spanish 2 - CP                                                                             365200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C average in Spanish I and teacher recommendation.
        Oral communication and more thematic vocabulary are still the primary focus of Spanish 2.
Authentic language is used with greater and greater frequency throughout the semester. Several verb
tenses are added to the base established in Spanish I. Texts, videos, and CD’s again will be supplemented
with current periodicals and documents to increase the reality of the language to the students. Daily
preparation and oral participation are required. Some individual projects are required throughout the
semester.

Spanish 3 & 4- H                                                                   365300HW/365400HW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: C average in Spanish 2 and teacher recommendation.
         Listening and speaking proficiency are the principal goals in the third and fourth semester of
Spanish. Reading and writing skills are emphasized as well. Video and audio clips and regalia from day-
to-day life are used to supplement the text. Compositions will parallel oral and written assignments. The
student’s study of Spanish culture continues in the target language. Daily preparation and oral
participation are required. Some individual projects are required throughout the semester

Spanish 5-H
Pre-requisite: Spanish 4
The purpose of this course is to refine skills previously learned and to prepare students for
advanced studies in Spanish at the college level. Much of the work is often done on an
independent study basis. The course includes a thorough review of Spanish structure by means of
the reading of Spanish-language literature, writing, listening to authentic Spanish materials, oral
presentations and discussions, and use of a Spanish review reference guide/workbook.

Spanish for the Workplace                                                                   365133CW
Grades 11-12
       Spanish for the Workplace places an emphasis on development of oral comprehension and
conversational ability. Units are designed around various workplace environments and the
vocabulary/conversational skills required for each: restaurants, hospitals, construction sites, etc. The goal
is to prepare students for the Spanish they will encounter in their chosen careers.
This course is an elective and may not be used as a foreign language credit for college admission.




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   BUSINESS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
               ELECTIVES
  *Courses noted with an asterisk meet the SC computer science requirement for graduation.


       Business Management and Administration/Marketing
*Computer Applications-CP                                                                     500800CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation based on keyboarding placement examination
     Basic computer skills have become necessary in almost every job as well as in everyday life. In this
introductory computer course, students will expand their computer knowledge and become more
proficient with Microsoft Office. In this course, students will:
          Improve keyboarding skills
          Format documents
          Create spreadsheets
          Design presentations
          Develop databases

*Integrated Business Applications 1- CP                                                       502000CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Keyboarding Placement Test & Teacher Recommendation
        Prepare yourself with the computer skills that colleges and employees ask for the most –
 Microsoft Office. This course allows students to improve computer skills regardless of knowledge.
The curriculum includes real-life, project-based activities in:
         Word
         Excel
         Access
         PowerPoint
         Outlook
         Publisher

Integrated Business Applications 2 -CP or Dual Credit                                     502100CW/EW
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: C or above in IBA I, B or above in Comp. Apps. or Teacher Recommendation
         Earn transferable college credit* that goes beyond the basics to master the most popular business
software suite--Microsoft Office. Learn Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher and Access at an
advanced level and have the opportunity to earn Microsoft MOS Certification. The lessons in this course
integrate software applications by using simulations, individual projects and group projects.
         Stock market investing
         Personal and household budgeting
* York Technical College requires a fee. See your guidance counselor or the Business Department head
for more information about the transferable college credit offered through York Technical College.




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BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES (continued)
*Web Page Design and Development- CP                                                    503100CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or above in Computer Apps, IBA I or Teacher Recommendation
    Have fun designing web pages using Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash. Students will learn:
     The “best practices” of web page design
     How to design, create, and edit web pages in Dreamweaver
     How to design, create and edit buttons in Fireworks
     How to design basic animations (text, buttons & graphics) in Flash
Individual and group projects are utilized in this course and frequently involve the creation of “real
world” interactive web sites such as:
     Electronic portfolios
     Sites that incorporate Flash movie files
     E-commerce Web sites
     Personal Web sites
Industry certification can be obtained by passing the Adobe Certified Associate Exam, Web
Communication, using Adobe Dreamweaver.


*Digital Desktop Publishing - CP                                                              517600CW
Grade: 10 - 12
Prerequisite: C or above in Computer Apps, IBA I or Teacher Recommendation
    Take a course that is fun and in high demand. Desktop publishing is one of the fastest growing
occupations in the US. Students will use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher to
create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications such as:
     Newsletters and Bulletins
     Brochures and Flyers
     Business forms and Business cards
     Announcements
     Calendars
     Advertising copy
Industry certification can be obtained by passing the Adobe Certified Associate Exam - Visual
Communication using Adobe Photoshop.

Entrepreneurship - CP                                                                   540000CW
Grade: 10-12
    Learn how to start and run your very own business. Students will develop a foundation of knowledge
for all parts of business planning, operations and management including:
     Advertising
     Market Research
     Resource Management
     Business Policies and Procedures
     Financial Management
     Inventory Management
     Communication skills
Be the owner of a virtual store on a computerized simulation and learn to:
     Define products and services
     Design a floor plan
     Perform market analysis
     Develop marketing strategies
     Create advertisements
     Identify business goals


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BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES (continued)
Business Law - CP                                                                     504400CW
Grades: 10-12
   Business Law will help students make smart and informed decisions in the following areas:
    Fundamentals of contracts
    Property Rights
    Forms of ownership
    Workplace Law
    Civil Law
Students will review case files and participate in a mock trial during the semester.
Marketing- CP                                                                          542100CW
Grades: 10-12
    What makes people buy a product? How do salespeople talk people into buying things? Learn how
everything around us is affected by marketing decisions. For example:
     Sales strategies, pricing decisions, and marketing research
     Design choices (graphics, colors, lighting, etc.)
     Promotional strategies (commercials, billboards, sponsorships, etc.)
     Product choices (packaging, store locations, ingredients, etc.)
Students gain experience by:
     Making marketing decisions for their own business
     Writing press releases and creating commercials/advertisements
     Developing marketing solutions for “real world” situations/partnerships with local businesses

Marketing Management-CP                                                                 543100CW
Grades 10-12
Pre-requisite: Marketing
    Be the boss in a marketing department or firm and get to say “You’re hired” or “You’re fired!” Learn
and be able to apply:
     Leadership skills to help you climb the corporate ladder
     Laws protecting employers and employees and labor issues
     Human resource needs like employee interviews, training, and evaluations
     Ethical behavior and the workplace
Students will complete activities such as:
     Management decision making simulations
     Human resource department scenarios
     A personal resume and interview for a job
     Job shadow experience

Sports and Entertainment Management- CP                                               542500CW
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: C or above in Marketing
    Want to be the boss? Love sports? Love movies, TV, or music? Learn skills needed to get a job in
these areas running the "business" side of things. Students will learn about:
     Managing people & leadership positions in the sports or entertainment industry
     Finance and legal issues
     Dealing with management/player changes
     Box office and group sales
Students will:
     Work with school and local businesses on event management projects
     Have the chance to job shadow in the industry



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BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES (continued)
Virtual Enterprise 1, 2, 3, 4 - CP                                               515000CW, 515100CW
Grades:          10-12
Prerequisite: C or above in one of the following: Accounting I, Marketing, IBA I or Entrepreneurship
Students are transformed into business executives and work in a corporate setting. In VE, students will:
     Create a service/product to sell to other virtual enterprise programs
     Develop a business plan to get start-up money for the business
     Interview for positions within the company with actual business leaders
     Work in specific departments, such as Accounting, Administration, Human Resources, Sales,
        Advertising, Marketing, Information Technology
     Conduct market research
     Prepare grand opening of business and trade fair show
     Buy and sell from other virtual enterprises, both nationally and internationally


                             ACCOUNTING/FINANCE
Accounting 1 and 2 - CP                                                          500100CW/500500CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or above in Accounting I
        Accounting allows one to take control of a business before the business takes control of them.
Accounting positions rank among the top five job vacancies in the U.S.
In Accounting I, students will learn:
     Small business accounting
     Assets, Liabilities & Equity
     Accounts receivables and payable
     Sales and Purchases Journals
     Payroll
     Accounting for Partnerships
     Preparation of financial statements
In Accounting II, students will learn:
     Corporate Accounting
     Fixed Assets
     Depreciation Methods
     Inventory Control
     Capital Stock

Personal Financial - CP                                                             513110CW
Grades: 10-12
        Learn how to manage your money and make the most of your future earnings. This course will
teach you how to make smart decisions regarding:
     borrowing for college loans, car loans and mortgages
     saving and investing
     banking
     retirement
     insurance




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                         CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY
The Cisco Networking Academy consists of 4 semester of training. The first two courses
may be completed at the high school level. Students who complete the program may be
eligible to earn Cisco CNNA (Certified Network Associate) Certification.

CISCO Networking for Home & Small Businesses– Dual Credit
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: C or above in Computer Apps, IBA I or Teacher Recommendation
Earn college credit as you learn to set-up and maintain Cisco routers and switches commonly found in
homes and small businesses. Topics included in this course are:
    OSI model
    Network address
    Wireless network basics
    Cisco switch configuration
    Cisco router configuration



                       INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

* Computer Programming 1 - CP                                                        505400CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or above in an introductory computer course
         Learn the fundamentals of computer programming and software engineering by designing,
coding and testing programs while applying mathematical and business concepts. Problem solving skills
are highly emphasized in this course.


Computer Programming 2 – CP                                                               505200CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: C or above in Computer Programming 1
        Expand ones programming knowledge by learning about data structures and their uses, including
sequential files, arrays, and classes. Students will learn to create more powerful programs using the same
programming language as Computer Programming 1.


* Foundations of Animation (using Adobe Flash)                                            535000CW
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: C or above in Computer Apps, IBA I or Teacher Recommendation
         Learn how to create animations that bring web pages to life. Flash animations are dynamic and
this course will teach budding animators how to develop 2D animations and rich media content. Students
will learn:
      cell animation
      timelines
      movies
      sound
Industry certification can be obtained by passing the Adobe Certified Associate Exam- Rich Media
Communication using Adobe Flash.


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                 TECHNOLOGIES ELECTIVES

             NATURAL RESOURCES: HORTICULTURE
Agricultural Science and Technology- CP                                                    562400CW
Grade: 9-10
         Agricultural Science and Technology is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding
related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the
impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role
of agriculture in our society and its importance to the welfare of the world. Typical learning activities
include hands-on experience with performing basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying
and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; and participating
in FFA activities.

Introduction to Horticulture-CP                                                             565000CW
Grades: 9-10
Prerequisite: Agricultural Science and Technology recommended
         This introductory course includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to
landscape design and the proper use of plants in landscape settings. In addition, the course introduces the
concept of plant culture, used primarily for ornamental or aesthetic purposes. Instruction emphasizes
knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing, maintaining, and managing ornamental
horticulture enterprises. Instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing,
establishing, and maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; preparing
designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership development
activities; planning and implementing a relevant Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE); and
participating in FFA activities.

Nursery, Greenhouse and Garden Center Technology - CP                                      567200CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Agricultural Science and Technology, Intro. To Horticulture
         This course includes organized subject matter and practical experiences related to the operation
and management of a nursery, greenhouse, or garden center. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and
understanding the importance of establishing, maintaining and managing “green industry” enterprises.
Emphasis is also placed on the business and marketing aspects of operating a commercial greenhouse.
Instructional hands-on activities include propagating, growing, establishing, and maintaining nursery
plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes preparing designs; sales
analysis and management; participating in leadership development activities; planning and implementing
a relevant Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE); and FFA activities.

Horticulture: Turf and Lawn Management- CP                                                   565400CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Ag. Science and Technology, Intro. To Horticulture
         Lawn and Sports Turf Management course is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for
entry-level positions in the turf grass industry. The principles and practices involved in establishing,
managing, and maintaining grassed areas for ornamental and/or recreational purposes are studied. Typical
instructional activities include hands-on experiences with analyzing problems and developing site plans
for golf courses and commercial, church, and home lawns; establishing, fertilizing, irrigating, and pest
management control of grassed areas; operating and maintaining machinery and equipment; maintaining
and designing sports fields; planning and implementing a relevant Supervised Agricultural Experience
(SAE); and participating FFA activities.

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                                     ANIMAL SCIENCE
Note: Animal Science courses are electives and do not meet the graduation requirement for “science”.

Agricultural Science and Technology- CP                                                      562400CW
Grade: 9-12
         Agricultural Science and Technology is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding
related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the
impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role
of agriculture in our society and its importance to the welfare of the world. This course provides an
introduction for all agriculture classes which follow in the pathway. Learning activities include hands-on
experiences with performing basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the
significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; and participating in FFA activities.

Small Animal Care - CP                                                                       561200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Ag. Science and Technology recommended
          Small Animal Care is designed to teach technical knowledge and skills for occupations in the pet
industry or the companion animal industry. Skills also relate to the veterinarian or veterinarian technician
career field. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with cats, dogs, rabbits, fish,
etc. participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and planning a relevant
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE); and opportunities for participating in FFA activities.

Animal Science CP                                                                         560300CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Ag. Science and Technology recommended
         This course is designed to provide an overview of the animal science industry. It provides
information on the biological make-up of various species of agricultural livestock. Students study animal
behavior that is beneficial prior to embarking on a career in animal science. Typical instructional
activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and
management of farm animals and farm animal products for economic, recreational, and therapeutic uses;
participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a
relevant Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE); and opportunities for participating in FFA activities.

Equine Science - CP                                                                          567900CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Animal Science
         The Equine Science course is designed to teach essential concepts and practical experience
related to the care taking and production of horses. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding
of the importance of maintaining, selecting, and managing horses. Basic methods and safety techniques
are included in this course. Typical instruction activities include hands-on experiences in saddling,
bridling, grooming, and judging horses; feeding and health techniques; and housing design. Students will
be responsible for transportation for off-campus instruction at the ASC Greenway.

Introduction to Veterinary Science -CP                                                    561301CW
Recommended Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Small Animal Care, Animal Science
Course Description:
        In this advanced animal science course, students will explore the field of veterinary medicine.
Students will study the role of a veterinarian and veterinary technician in the diagnosis and treatment of
animal diseases. Topics to be discussed include: veterinary terminology, anatomy and physiology,
pathology, genetics, handling and restraint, physical examinations along with common surgical skills.
Students will engage in a variety of laboratory activities and will participate in shadowing and/or other
school-to-work experiences. Students will be responsible for transportation for off-campus internship.

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             TECHNOLOGIES ELECTIVES
Architectural Design (CAD) - CP                                                           617000CW
Grade: 10-12
        This introductory course prepares students for careers in engineering and architecture with skills
for entering the labor market as a draftsperson or continuing education at post-secondary institutions.
Students work with both board design and CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) systems. This course will
count for a computer science credit. In the more advanced level courses, students work primarily with
CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) software. Authentic projects and work-based learning experiences
are major components of this program. The following courses are Project Lead the Way courses, but use CAD:
CAD 2/ Introduction to Engineering Design - See description in Project Lead the Way
CAD 3 /Civil Engineering and Architecture - See description in Project Lead the Way
CAD 4 /Computer Integrated Manufacturing - See description in Project Lead the Way

               AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COURSES
Automotive Technology 1 - CP                                                               603000CW
Grades: 10-12
Placement preference will be given to students who have chosen and can complete the Auto Tech major.
        This course is the first of four semester courses and will provide the foundation for the
automotive major. Topics and labs include shop and personal safety as well as environmental concerns.
Students will be introduced and trained in the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and lifts. This course
will cover automotive fluids, tires, brakes, and engines. Students will be given the opportunity to change
their own oil; check, balance and change their own tires as needed; and take apart and re-assemble a small
engine. This class has a “hands-on” instruction ratio of 70% classroom to 30% hands-on labs. All
competencies and components of this course comply with the National Automotive Technician Education
Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and the standards set forth by the State
Department of Education. Safety glasses and proper dress are required in the lab at all times.

Automotive Technology 2, 3 - CP                                           603100CW, 603200CW
Grades: 10-12
Placement preference will be given to students who have chosen and can complete the Auto Tech major.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of prior course and teacher recommendation
         Auto Tech 2 and 3 emphasize the advanced skills necessary in today’s automotive field. Problem
solving and advanced researching techniques will be used. Students will have the opportunity to work and
perfect their skills. Hands-on experiences and classroom content instruction will be used at about a 50/50
ratio. Auto tech 3 covers brakes, steering/suspension, and electrical. Auto Tech 3 covers brakes,
steering/suspension, advanced electrical, and engine performance included emission related issues. All
competencies and components of this course comply with the National Automotive Technician Education
Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and the standards set forth by the State
Department of Education. Safety glasses and proper dress are required in the lab at all times.

Automotive Technology 4                                                                     603300CW
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Automotive Technology 2, 3 and teacher recommendation
         Auto Tech 4 is the final course in the Automotive Technology major. This course is primarily
work-based and places the student in a shop to work side-by-side with a certified technician. The student
will attend their intern establishment Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, student will return to their
classroom for instruction and to review the week and timesheets. Safety glasses and proper dress are
required in the lab at all times. Alternative options for students without transportation will be determined
on an individual basis.

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              TECHNOLOGIES ELECTIVES

                   PROJECT LEAD THE WAY COURSES
      *Any Project Lead the Way course meets the South Carolina computer science requirement.

Project Lead the Way is a series of courses which introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of
engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college. Introduction at this level will attract
more students to engineering and will allow students, while still in high school, to determine if
engineering is the career they desire. Students participating in PLTW courses are better prepared for
college engineering programs and more likely to be successful thus reducing the attrition rate which
currently exceeds 50% nationally in the college level programs

Introduction to Engineering Design (CAD 2) - CP                                            605100CW
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: none
        Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is an introductory course which develops student
problem solving skills with emphasis placed on the development of three-dimensional solid models.
Students will work from sketching simple geometric shapes to applying a solid modeling computer
software package. They will learn a problem solving design process and how it is used in industry to
manufacture a product. The Computer Aided Design System (CAD) will also be used to analyze and
evaluate the product design. The techniques and equipment are state of the art and are currently being
used by engineers throughout the United States. College credit is an option to students who successfully
complete the course and exam.

Principles of Engineering – CP                                                             605000CW
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra for the Technologies 2
        Principles of Engineering (POE) is a broad-based survey course designed to help students
understand the field of engineering and engineering technology and its career possibilities. Students will
explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes, and learn how engineers and
technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit
people. The hands-on course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of
technological change.

Digital Electronics- CP                                                                       605200CW
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
         Digital Electronics (DE) is a course of study in applied digital logic. Students will be introduced
to digital circuits found in video games, watches, calculators, digital cameras, and thousands of other
devices. Students will study the application of digital logic and how digital devices are used to control
automated equipment. The use of digital circuitry is present in virtually all aspects of our lives and its use
is increasing rapidly. Computer simulation software will be used to design and test digital circuitry prior
to the actual construction of circuits and devices. College credit is an option to students who successfully
complete the course and college exam.




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Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CAD 4) – CP                                           605300CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Any 2 of the 3 PLTW courses (IED, POE, DE)
        Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is a course that applies principles of robotics and
automation. The course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to
Engineering Design and Design and Drawing for Production. Students use CNC equipment to produce
actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated
manufacturing and design analysis are included. College credit is an option to students who successfully
complete the course and college exam.

Civil Engineering and Architecture (CAD 3) - CP                                            605800CW
Grade: 10 – 12
Prerequisite: CAD 1 OR 2 of the 3 PLTW courses (Intro. to Eng. Design, Principles of Engineering,
                 Digital Electronics)
         Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) introduces students to the fundamental design and
development aspects of architectural and civil engineering activities. Application and design principles
will be used in conjunction with mathematical and scientific knowledge. Computer software programs
will provide students with opportunities to design, simulate, and evaluate the construction of buildings
and communities. During the planning and design phases, instructional emphasis will be placed on
related transportation, water resource, and environmental issues. College credit is an option to students
who successfully complete the course and college exam.

Engineering Design and Development- CP                                                     605400CW
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the instructor. The student should have taken 3 of the PLTW courses.
        Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is an engineering research course in which students
work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.
Students apply principles developed in the four preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor.
They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of
outside reviewers at the end of the course. This course is considered to be the senior capstone course in
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                        EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education 1 - CP                                                        570001CW
Grades: 10-12
        This course focuses on establishing a strong foundation of basic child development fundamentals.
It begins with the study of prenatal development and goes through preschool age children. Study of the
development of the whole child is emphasized. Students will study child development theorists and their
contributions to early childhood education. In this first ECE course, students develop important work
skills. Problem solving, organizing, goal setting, teamwork, and creative thinking are used on a regular
basis. We begin to build relationship and communication skills that will be used throughout this course
and those that follow. Students have opportunities to actively explore the world of young children
through participation in various settings including the on-site NAEYC-accredited early childhood
program for four-year-olds at Fort Mill High School.

Early Childhood Education 2- CP                                                         570002CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: ECE 1 and teacher recommendation
        This second level course provides students with learning experiences that focus on a
holistic approach to early childhood education. In-depth exploration of the development of the
whole child is continued. Students study the many factors that affect the development of
children, and engage in self-reflection as part of this process. During the ECE2 class, students
will continue to observe and interact with young children in various settings. Students study
developmentally appropriate practice and curriculum models. Exploration of careers related to
children is an integral part of this course.

Early Childhood Education 3- CP or Dual Credit                                    570103CW/EW
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: ECE 1, ECE 2, and teacher recommendation
        This advanced level course is specifically designed for students interested in pursuing a career
with children. This course provides students with learning experiences that focus on the competencies
needed to plan, guide and care for young children in a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate
environment. Certification preparation is provided in pediatric safety, CPR and first aid. The coursework
previously completed in Early Childhood has prepared these
students for partial internships in local schools and child development centers, and opportunities to
participate in the on-site early childhood program for four-year-olds at Fort Mill High School. Students
will add to their portfolios of lesson plans, storytelling, and music and movement activities. This class
may be taken for dual credit with York Technical College (ECD 135).

Early Childhood Education 4 - CP or Dual Credit                                  570104CW/EW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisites: ECE 1, 2, 3, and teacher recommendation
        This final course in the Early Childhood Education career cluster is specifically designed for
students pursuing a career with children. The coursework previously completed in Early Childhood has
prepared these students for internships in local schools and early childhood programs including the lab
school for four-year-olds at Fort Mill High School. Students will implement lesson plans, storytelling,
and music and movement activities. Students may be eligible to take this course for dual credit with York
Technical College (ECD101) and may be eligible for the South Carolina Childcare Credential upon
successful completion of the course.




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                                      TEACHER CADET
Teacher Cadet- Dual Credit                                                               338920EW
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Teacher Invitation- State Criteria
This course is in conjunction with Winthrop University. Teacher Cadet is designed for students interested
in learning more about education. The course includes activities, projects and observations, planning and
teaching lessons. A field experience is an integral part of the course.


                        HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
Health Science Technology 1- CP                                                              555001CW
Grade 10-12
         Health Science Technology 1 is the first of four courses offered to students interested in pursuing
a career in the healthcare field. This course provides an overview of healthcare, incorporating knowledge
of the healthcare history, careers, trends, organization, law, ethics, medical terminology, safety, medical
hand washing (infection control) and communication. A career research project is assigned during the
semester. Guest speakers offer career information and guidance. Professionalism and introductory
clinical thinking skills and processes are developed and practiced. These acquired skills serve to prepare
students for future clinical experiences (job shadowing or internships) as they advance in HST courses.
Advancement to HST2 requires an 80% average on unit tests and teacher recommendation.

Health Science Technology 2 - CP                                                            555002CW
Grade 10-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of HST 1 and teacher recommendation.
        Health Science Technology 2 is a continuation of the knowledge and skills gained in HST 1.
Units of study include infection control (advanced study), life stages, referencing and pharmacology, bed
making, vital signs and nutrition. This course provides a foundation for further study in health care
professions and introduces the student to basic patient care skills. Medical terminology is also
incorporated into each unit of study. First Aid (American Red Cross) certification is completed during
the course. Advancement to Health Science Technology 3 requires an 80% average on unit tests and
teacher recommendation.

Medical Terminology/HST 3-Dual Credit                                                       554000EW
Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of HST 2 OR Sports Medicine 2 and teacher recommendation
         Medical Terminology is a dual credit class associated with York Technical College. The course
helps develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Medical terms including roots, prefixes
and suffixes are covered. Medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to secure successful
employment or pursue advanced education in health care. The course is computer-based and students will
receive college credit upon successful completion of this course. Projects and activities are assigned to
further enhance learning. CPR/AED (American Red Cross) certification is completed during the course.
Medical Terminology may be substituted for HST3. York Technical College requires a fee.




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Health Science Technology 3 - CP                                                           555103CW
Grade 11-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Science Technology 2 and teacher recommendation
         HST3 focuses on knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and
Physiology). An emphasis is also given to disease processes (pathophysiology) and disease prevention
and treatment. Additionally, students will participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects.
Medical terminology is also incorporated into each unit of study. CPR/AED certification will be
completed during this course. Advancement to Health Science Technology 4 requires an 80 average on
unit tests and teacher recommendation. Either Medical Terminology HST 3 (dual credit) or HST 3
(CP) must be taken before advancing to HST 4.

Health Science Technology 4- CP                                                              555104CW
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Completion of HST 1, 2, 3 (Dual Credit or CP) and teacher recommendation
        HST 4 is designed to enhance articulation between high school courses and post secondary allied
health programs. The course emphasizes work based learning and skills necessary to obtain and keep a
job in health care. Students will complete rotating internships that require travel to worksites.


                                      SPORTS MEDICINE
Sports Medicine 1 - CP                                                                       555501CW
Grade: 9-12
        This course is a basic introduction to sports medicine. Topics covered are first aid, emergency
procedures, prevention of athletic injuries, basic sports nutrition, anatomy, recognition of injuries,
organizational skills, and careers in sports medicine.

Sports Medicine 2 - CP                                                                      555502CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: C average or above in Sports Medicine 1
         This course will take an in-depth look at the prevention, recognition, and treatment of athletic
injuries including modalities. Human anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, taping skills, sports
nutrition, and rehabilitation techniques concerned with athletic injuries will be studied.

Sports Medicine 3 - CP                                                                       555603CW
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisites: C average or better in Sports Medicine 1 and 2, Medical Terminology or Health Science 3.
        Sports Medicine 3 would be the completer course for the Sports Medicine major. Students will
evaluate injuries, the body’s response to injury and purposes and practices in rehabilitation. They will
participate in an internship with a medical related professional. Students will be able to earn certifications
in CPR and First Aid.




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                                 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW) - CP                                                559800CW
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: CP math and science
        This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting “hands-on”
projects and problems. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions
including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. Key
biological concepts include: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and
defense against disease. These concepts are explored through lab based activities incorporating
engineering principles. The course provides an overview of all biomedical courses in the program.

Human Body Systems (PLTW) - CP                                                             559801CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Science
         In this challenging hands-on course, students work through interesting real world cases and often
play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries. Students engage in the study of the
processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important concepts in the course
include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and
protection. The central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good
health. The systems are studied as “parts of the whole,” working together to keep the amazing human
machine functioning at an optimal level. Students will design experiments, investigate the structures and
functions of body systems, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions.

Medical Intervention (Biomedical Sciences 3) (PLTW)- CP                                    558200CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems
        Throughout the Medical Intervention course, student projects investigate various medical
interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery,
prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. The course explores the design and development of
various medical interventions, including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and prosthetic limbs. In
addition, student review the history of organ transplants and gene therapy, and stay updated on cutting-
edge developments via current scientific literature.
   The Biomedical Science courses are electives and do not meet the graduation requirements for “science”.

Biomedical Innovation ™ (Biomedical Science 4)
Pre-requisite: Biomedical Intervention, Teacher recommendation
Grades 10-12
In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or to solve
problems related to the biomedical sciences. They may consult with a mentor or advisor from a
university, hospital, physician’s offices, or industry as they complete their work. Students are
expected to present the results of their work to an adult audience, which may include
representatives from the local heath care or business community or the school PLTW partnership
team.




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                                        CULINARY ARTS
Foods/Nutrition- CP                                                                            582400CW
Grade: 9-12
         Students will study the principles of nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to individual health
and well being. Students will gain skills in kitchen management, safety and sanitation, food preparation,
and meal service. Students will be involved in preparation of quick breads, eggs and dairy products,
fruits and vegetables, and pies. Other lab experiences will include yeast breads, cakes and cake
decorating, meats, microwave cooking, and international foods. Food Management and meal planning
will be stressed. Students who would like to take Pro Start must take foods as a prerequisite course.

PRO-START
Pro Start: Culinary Arts 1- CP                                                            572001CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition
         Pro Start 1 prepares students for occupations and higher education programs of study related to
the entire spectrum of careers in the food industry. Instruction and intensive laboratory experience
include the importance of customer service, the importance of food safety and establishing a food safety
system, preparing and serving safe food, preventing accidents, kitchen basics, food service equipment and
nutrition. Closed-toed shoes are required.

Pro Start: Culinary Arts 2 – CP                                                          572002CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Pro Start 1
        Pro Start 2 continues to prepare students for careers and higher education programs of study
related to the food industry. Instruction and intensive laboratory experience include breakfast foods,
salads and garnishes, fruits and vegetables, accounting and controlling food service costs. Students have
experiences shadowing in local restaurants and food service establishments.
Closed-toed shoes are required.

Pro Start: Professional Foods 3 – CP                                                   572103CW
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Pro Start 2
         During Pro Start 3, the students will learn about the history of food service and the lodging
industry. They will be trained in a variety of culinary skills and use hands-on experiences to practice
preparing many dishes with potatoes and grains, desserts and baked goods. The art of service will be
practiced along with how to create and market an inviting menu. Students will continue to shadow and
identify worksites for spring work-based learning experiences.
Closed-toed shoes are required.

Pro Start: Professional Foods 4 - CP                                                        572104CW
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Pro Start 3
        During Pro Start 4, the student will be learning about stocks, soups and sauces, meat, poultry and
seafood. Business skills will be of most importance with a concentration on accounting skills, purchasing
and inventory control, tourism and the retail industry. Students will go into the work place in the local
community and secure employment at one or more food service locations. Students will have the
opportunity to be trained in ServSafe (student level) and receive a certificate from the National Restaurant
Association. This certificate enables students to be more employable and earn more hourly earnings.
Closed-toed shoes are required.
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                              LAW AND LEGAL SERVICES
Law Related Education - CP                                                                  333600CW
Grade 10-12
       This is a course in general law. Law Related education involves teaching students about the rights
and responsibilities of citizenship. It provides students with active learning opportunities that foster their
understanding of the role of law in a democratic society. Students learn about laws and the legal system
and how it affects their lives.

Criminal Justice- CP or H (Dual Credit)                                                   339991DW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Gov/Econ or US History CP (tuition fee, with an additional textbook fee.)
        Criminal Justice is a dual credit course taught on the high school campus by a high school
teacher. Juniors and seniors can earn one unit of high school credit and 3 hours of college credit from the
University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Course objectives are to foster understanding of the American
criminal justice system and the agencies working in this field, both public and private.

Mock Trial- CP                                                                           339920CW
Grade 10-12
        The Mock Trial course includes an introduction to legal argument, organization, preparation, and
oral presentation of arguments such as opening and closing statements, direct questions, and cross
examinations. Classes will include substantive lectures, student performances of assigned problems,
written assignments, and demonstrations of trial skills. Some independent research will be necessary.
Projects will involve both individual and group assignments.

Business Law - CP
Grades 10-12
Students who are interested in law, whether as a lawyer, paralegal, or business owner, will benefit from
this introduction to business and personal law. The course includes a survey of criminal law, civil law,
and procedural law. With this back-ground, students are then ready to consider the contract, which
provides basic rules that will be useful to define private rights and duties.

Public Speaking - CP                                                                       304000CW
Grade: 9-12
        This college prep. course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of proper
communication. Selected units may include interpersonal skills, debate, discussion, interviewing,
broadcasting, oral interpretation, and parliamentary procedure. Students will prepare and perform formal
and informal speeches.

Government- Dual Credit                                                                    333000EW
Economics – Dual Credit                                                                    335000EW
Grade: 12                         Prerequisites: U.S. History – CP (B average) or AP
Both dual credit courses must be taken to meet the SC graduation requirement.
         Government and Economics is taught in conjunction with the University of South Carolina at
Lancaster. These dual credit courses are designed to be the equivalent of Political Science and
Economics courses taken in the first year of college. Gov/Econ dual credit is intended for the student
who has a strong background or interest in social studies and may have a career interest in these or related
fields. This program will be offered in collaboration with USC Lancaster. Gov/Econ dual credit will
emphasize a rigorous course of study that demands student competency in both content and process skills.
Portions of the course will require extensive individual and group work beyond the classroom setting.
One semester of the course will be dedicated to the study of Government while the other will be
Economics. Tuition and textbook costs are the responsibility of the student.
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                         PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1 credit of PE or JROTC is required for graduation.

Physical Education - CP
Grade: 9
        These courses are activity-based classes offering basic instruction in sports.

PE Option 1, Volleyball/Tennis/Aerobics or Softball (FM)                                     344101CW
PE Option 1, Volleyball/Tennis/Social Dance (NF)                                             344101CW

PE Option 2, Basketball/Track&Field/Tennis (FM)                                              344102CW
PE Option 2. Basketball/Racquet Games/Non-traditional games(NF)

PE Option 3, Badminton/Flag Football/Outdoor Activities
such as Ultimate Frisbee and Geocaching                                                      344103CW

PE Option 4, Flag Football/Wrestling/Recreational Games (FM)                                 344104CW
PE Option 4, Flag Football/Baseball/Recreational Games (NF)                                  344104CW

There is a daily emphasis on physical exercise and the student is required to dress in PE uniforms.


Physical Conditioning - CP                                                                   344200CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Recommendation of PE Teacher or coach
         This course is designed as an introductory fitness and exercise class. It is intended to aid students
in making important decisions about their personal exercise program and in developing a healthy lifestyle.
The course includes a vigorous weight lifting component and instruction in muscle groups and
cardiovascular fitness. Finding the student’s target fitness zone and working to achieve an optimum
fitness level is emphasized.

Advanced Physical Conditioning - CP                                                       344300CW
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: PC 1 and recommendation of PE Teacher or Coach
        This course is a continuation of Physical Conditioning 1. Extensive lab work is required.

Personal Fitness- CP                                                                  340200CW
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Physical Education 1
         This is a fitness course designed to give the student a sampling of advanced techniques for
achieving and maintaining lifetime physical fitness and nutrition. Students will be introduced to and
participate in aerobic dance, moderate weight training, aerobic walking, other types of dance, and be
introduced to a variety of health topics throughout the semester.




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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ELECTIVES (continued)


    MARINE CORPS JROTC LEADERSHIP EDUCATION
Leadership Education is based upon the tenants of Marine Corps leadership: to teach and develop a sense
of citizenship, responsibility, discipline and character. Throughout the program, the Leadership
Education curriculum is presented by way of five different categories of instruction. Those categories
are: (1) Leadership, (2) Citizenship, (3) Personal Growth and Responsibility, (4) Public Service and
Career Exploration, and (5) General Military Subjects. The curriculum reflects two fundamental aspects:
Leadership Studies which teach leadership and citizenship; and the Leadership Labs which allow the
student to apply that knowledge.


ROTC-1 Leadership Education I (LE-I) - CP                                             375100CW
Offered Grades: 9-12
Prerequisites: None
        The first unit of the Leadership Education program provides an introduction to both leadership
and citizenship. It also exposes new cadets to personal growth and responsibility and establishes a
foundation in military structure and tradition. Additionally, cadets participate in a healthy physical
education program and are first exposed to the teamwork required in organized drill.


ROTC-2 Leadership Education II (LE-II) - CP                                              375200CW
Offered Grades: 9-12
Prerequisites: LE-I and approval from the Senior Marine Instructor
        Leadership Education II continues the leadership and citizenship classes of LE-I. During LE-II
students receive instruction in General Military Subjects with more structure and tradition than in LE-I.
Cadets also receive an introduction to the exciting sport of marksmanship, and orienteering training with
map and compass. This unit also provides additional learning experiences in personal growth and
responsibility, as well as citizenship.


ROTC-3 Leadership Education III (LE-III) - CP                                           375300CW
Offered Grades: 10-12
Prerequisites: LE-I, LE-II and approval from the Senior Marine Instructor
        In LE-III, cadets resume building upon the subjects they studied in LE-I and LE-II, including
various career options by beginning to learn more about public service and other possible careers for life
after high school. LE-III, cadets also learn about job seeking and the interview process as well as
receiving instruction in personal finances.


ROTC-4 Leadership Education IV (LE-IV) - CP                                                  375400CW
Offered Grades: 10-12
Prerequisites: LE-I, LE-II, LE-III, and approval from the Senior Marine Instructor
         LE-IV is the culmination of a cadet’s Leadership Education studies. Cadets are expected to keep
up with and be able to discuss current events. Social and cultural topics such as equal opportunity and
sexual harassment are studied, and writing assignments are required on subjects approved by the
instructor. Finally, cadets create a personal resume for their future use after high school.




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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ELECTIVES (continued)


                            JROTC LEADERSHIP LABS
Leadership Labs are the practical application phase of the textbook leadership learned in the MCJROTC
Leadership Education curriculum. This application takes place primarily in the JROTC environment
under the guidance of JROTC instructors. Cadets in the Leadership Labs will be assigned leadership
tasks/responsibilities within JROTC unit on a full time basis as determined by the Senior Marine
Instructor. In addition to their leadership duties, cadets also continue to hone their skills by participating
in leadership forums with their instructors.
LEADERSHIP LAB I (LL-I) - CP
Offered Grades: 10-12
Prerequisites: LE-I, LE-II and approval from the Senior Marine Instructor
Cadets exercise small unit leadership at the cadet squad level. In their leadership responsibilities, LL-I
cadets will oversee the daily conduct and accountability of LE-I or LE-II cadets. This includes inspecting
the daily appearance of cadets, with special emphasis on uniform days, organizing and leading drill and
PT sessions. When LE cadets are under the full supervision of any instruction, LL-I cadets continue their
academic studies with self paced courses in communications, basic grammar, driving for life as
determined by the Senior Marine Instructor.
LEADERSHIP LAB II (LL-II) - CP
Offered Grades: 10-12
Prerequisites: LL-I and approval from the Senior Marine Instructor
Cadets exercise small unit leadership at the cadet platoon level. In their leadership responsibilities, LL-II
cadets oversee the daily conduct and accountability of LL-I cadets. This will include oversight and
supervision of subordinate Leadership Lab cadets conducting inspections and other activities with their
squads of LE-I or LE-II cadets. Leadership Lab II cadets will organize and lead platoon drill and PT
sessions. LL-II cadets will also take responsibility for counseling cadets in their platoon to correct
improper performance and reinforce good performance, and recommending evaluation marks/cadet
promotions to the SMI. When LE cadets are under the full supervision of an instructor, LL-II cadets will
continue their academic studies with self-paced courses in decision making fundamentals, interpersonal
skills, communicating as a leader, as determined by the Senior Marine Instructor.
LEADERSHIP LAB III (LL-III) - CP
Offered Grades: 11 -12
Prerequisites: LL-II and approval of the Senior Marine Instructor
Cadets will exercise small unit leadership at the cadet company level. In their leadership responsibilities,
LL-III cadets will oversee the daily conduct and accountability of the various staff and leadership tasks of
the unit. This will include inspecting a cadet platoon, with special emphasis on uniform days. Usually
LL-III cadets serve in various staff assignments such as supply, operations, and administration or are
Platoon Commanders, Executive Officers, or Cadet Commanding Officers. When LE cadets are under
the full supervision of an instructor, LL-III cadets will continue their academic studies with self-paced
courses in media awareness, delivering a presentation, brainstorming and promoting creative thinking, as
determined by the Senior Marine Instructor.
LEADERSHIP LAB IV (LL-IV) - CP
Offered Grades: 12
Prerequisites: LL-III, approval of the Senior Marine Instructor, and school principal
        Cadets entrusted to participate in Leadership Lab IV will primarily serve as mentor for other high
school students, in or out of the Marine Corps JROTC program. This is a serious responsibility for a high
school student, and approval from the SMI and principal is required. When the student being mentored
by the LL-IV cadet is not available, LL-IV cadets will continue their academic studies with self-paced
courses in building a project team, leading the successful project team, as determined by the Senior
Marine Instructor.
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                              ADDITIONAL COURSES
Academic Strategies/Academic Support
Grades: 9-12                                                               Pre-requisite: Teacher recommendation
The design of this course promotes the active engagement of its students in their efforts toward becoming strategic,
effective and independent learners. Providing direct instruction that enables students to acquire and apply necessary
strategies and skills, the course has the dual goals of enhancing their success in the classroom and preparing them
for their transition to a post secondary setting.

Driver Education- CP                                                                             370100CW
Grade: 11- 12
Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old and have not completed a commercial driver training program
         The purpose of the driver education course is to produce better and safer drivers by teaching the student
proper methods and techniques involved in driving and, specifically, defensive driving. Driver Education consists
of three instructional areas:1.Traffic safety education; 2. Study of the SC Driver’s Handbook; and 3. Behind the
wheel driving.

High School 101 - Required -CP                                                   339950CW, 339951CW
Grade: 9-12
        The curriculum of this required course includes but is not limited to: comprehensive health
education, high school orientation, technology orientation, study skills, test taking skills, thinking skills,
and career exploration. An academic plan for the 4 years in high school will be outlined to better prepare
students for college or the workforce. Employability skills curriculum is incorporated into this
curriculum.
SAT/ACT Improvement - CP                                                                 401100CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Ready for Algebra 2
        This is a college preparatory course giving computer-assisted instruction in SAT verbal and math
preparation. Attention is given to thinking skills, vocabulary development, and college study skills.
Students must have passed geometry and the exit exam.

Teacher Cadet- Dual Credit                                                               338920EW
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Teacher Invitation- State Criteria
This course is in conjunction with Winthrop University. Teacher Cadet is designed for students interested
in learning more about education. The course includes activities, projects and observations, planning and
teaching lessons.

College 105- Dual Credit- York Technical College                                                    339970CW
Grade 12 This college level course is taught on the York Technical College campus and introduces
students to college life. Study skills, college life preparation and Compass testing is part of this
curriculum. Students who plan to attend York Technical College will receive credit and high school CP
weighting.

Teacher Assistant- CP                                                                    379920CW
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: GPA 3.0 and approval of principal and teacher
        This is an individualized program to expose students to teaching as a career. Max 1 unit of credit.
Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aide may not be taken in the same year.
Teacher Aide (No Credit)                                                                            37992500
Grade: 11-12
        The student helps a teacher on the high school campus with clerical work or any other tasks that
the teacher designates. Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aide may not be taken in the same year.

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            APPENDIX

Grade Point Conversion Chart           102

Scholarship Information                103

NCAA Clearinghouse Information         104-105

Individual Graduation Plan Worksheet   106

Index                                  108




                      101
            Grade Point Conversion Chart
             South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions
Numerical                    Letter       College       Honors   AP/IB/
Average                      Grade        Prep                   Dual Credit
100                          A            4.875         5.375    5.875

99                          A             4.750        5.250     5.750
98                          A             4.625        5.125     5.625
97                          A             4.500        5.000     5.500
96                          A             4.375        4.875     5.375
95                          A             4.250        4.750     5.250
94                          A             4.125        4.625     5.125
93                          A             4.000        4.500     5.000
92                          B             3.875        4.375     4.875
91                          B             3.750        4.250     4.750
90                          B             3.625        4.125     4.625
89                          B             3.500        4.000     4.500
88                          B             3.375        3.875     4.375
87                          B             3.250        3.750     4.250
86                          B             3.125        3.625     4.125
85                          B             3.000        3.500     4.000
84                          C             2.875        3.375     3.875
83                          C             2.750        3.250     3.750
82                          C             2.625        3.125     3.625
81                          C             2.500        3.000     3.500
80                          C             2.375        2.875     3.375
79                          C             2.250        2.750     3.250
78                          C             2.125        2.625     3.125
77                          C             2.000        2.500     3.000
76                          D             1.875        2.375     2.875
75                          D             1.750        2.250     2.750
74                          D             1.625        2.125     2.625
73                          D             1.500        2.000     2.500
72                          D             1.375        1.875     2.375
71                          D             1.250        1.750     2.250
70                          D             1.125        1.625     2.125
69                          F             1.000        1.500     2.000
68                          F             0.875        1.375     1.875
67                          F             0.750        1.250     1.750
66                          F             0.625        1.125     1.625
65                          F             0.500        1.000     1.500
64                          F             0.375        0.875     1.375
63                          F             0.250        0.750     1.250
62                          F             0.125        0.625     1.125
0–61                        F             0.000        0.000     0.000
61                          FA            0.000        0.000     0.000
61                          WF            0.000        0.000     0.000
—                           WP            0.000        0.000     0.000


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              SC Scholarship and Grant Programs
This is a brief overview of the State Scholarships and Grants programs. For more detailed
information refer to the SC Commission of Higher Education’s Website at www.che.sc.gov
                Palmetto Fellows        LIFE Scholarship          SC HOPE           SC Needs-           Lottery
                  Scholarship                                    Scholarship       Based Grant          Tuition
                                                                                                       Assistance
              Minimum 3.5               Four Year Institution    Minimum 3.0       No Minimum         No Minimum
              cumulative GPA based      Must have 2 of 3:        cumulative        GPA                GPA
              on SC Uniform Grading                              GPA based on
                                        Minimum of 3.0 on
              Scale                                              the SC
                                        the SC Uniform
                                                                 Uniform           However,           However,
              Rank in top 6% of class   Grading Scale
                                                                 Grading Scale     students must      students must
              at end of sophomore,
                                        Rank in to 30% of                          complete Free      complete Free
              junior, or senior year
                                        high school                                Application        Application
              OR
Initial                                 graduating class                           for Federal        for Federal
              Minimum 4.0
Eligibility                                                                        Student Aid.       Student Aid.
              cumulative GPA based      Minimum Score of         No minimum
              on SC Uniform Grading     1100 SAT /24 ACT         test score and    (FAFSA)              (FAFSA)
              Scale                     OR                       rank required
                                        Minimum 3.0
              Minimum Score of
                                        cumulative GPA
              1400 SAT/32 ACT
                                        based on SC Uniform
              Rank requirement          Grading Scale at 2
              waived                    year institution-
              Application distributed   Test score and rank
              by guidance and due in    are waived.
              senior year
              Up to $6700 toward the    Up to $5,000 toward      $2650             Up to $2500        Up to cost of
              cost of attendance at     the cost of attendance   (includes $150    for full time      tuition
Award         eligible 4-year           at eligible 4-year       book stipend)     students and
Amount        institutions              institutions             toward the cost   $1250 for part-
                                        OR                       of attendance     time toward
                                        Up to the cost of        at eligible 4-    the cost of
                                        attendance at a 2-yr     year              attendance at
                                        institution plus $300    institutions      eligible 4-year
                                        book stipend                               institutions
Renewal       Minimum 3.0               Minimum 3.0 LIFE         This              Fill out           Fill out
Criteria      cumulative GPA and 30     GPA and an average       scholarship is    FAFSA and          FAFSA and
              credit hours for          30 credit hours each     for the           minimum 2.0        satisfactory
              graduation purposes       academic year based      first year of     cumulative         academic
              each academic year        on initial college       attendance at a   GPA and 24         progress
                                        enrollment               4-year            credits hrs.
                                                                 institution       each academic
                                                                 only.             year if full
                                                                                   time and 12
                                                                 See LIFE
                                                                                   hrs if part-time
                                                                 scholarship
              8 consecutive terms       2 consecutive terms      requirements
              toward first bachelor’s   for a certificate or     for sophomore
Term                                                             year              8 consecutive
              degree                    diploma,
Limit                                                                              terms toward
                                        4 consecutive terms
                                                                                     bachelor’s
                                        for an associate’s
                                                                                       degree
                                        degree, and
                                        8 consecutive terms
                                        for first bachelor’s
                                        degree

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104
105
106
                                                                         Index
                                                                                     Law & Legal Services Major, Courses .......... 48, 95
                                                                                     Marketing Mgt. Major, Courses ................... 34, 82
Academic Information ........................................ 3-9                    Math Flow Chart .................................................. 56
Accounting Major, Courses ........................... 31, 83                         Mathematics Major, Courses .................... 39, 56-61
Advanced Placement: Interdisciplinary                                                Military Science Major, Courses .............. 49, 97-98
Major, .................................................................. 23         NCAA Clearinghouse Information .................... 104
Agriscience ..................................................... 85-86              Networking Major, Courses........................... 33, 84
Animal Science Major, Courses .................... 36, 86                            Performing Arts .............................................. 72-74
Appendix .......................................................... 101              Physical Education .............................................. 96
Arts & Humanities Electives .......................... 71-79                         Programming and Software Development ..... 32, 84
Attendance ............................................................. 7           Promotion Standards……………………………... 4
Audio Visual Technology (TV) Major .......... 19, 76                                 Project Lead the Way .............................. 40, 88-89
Automotive Tech Major, Courses .................. 42, 87                             SAT/ACT Improvement ...................................... 99
Biomedical Science Major, Course ............... 45, 93                              Scheduling Information ......................................... 6
Business & Information Mgt. Courses ..... 28, 80-84                                  Scholarship- Hope/Life/Palmetto ...................... 103
Business Operations Mgt…………………30, 80-84                                              School of Arts & Humanities ................... 13, 71-79
CAD Major, Courses ..................................... 38, 87                      School of Business & Info. Systems ........ 27, 80-84
Choral Music Major, Courses ........................ 14, 73                          School of Engineering & Integrated Tech. 35, 85-89
College Admission Requirements ......................... 5                           School of Health & Human Services……43, 90-98
Comp. Programming/Oracle Major, Courses 32, 84                                       Science Flow Chart .............................................. 62
Content and Attendance Recovery ........................ 8                           Science Major, Courses ............................ 41, 63-66
Course Descriptions- Table of Contents .............. 51                             Senior Information/Privileges/Opportunity ........... 9
Course Scheduling Information .......................... 6-7                         Social Studies Major, Courses ................. 26, 67-70
Culinary Arts/ProStart Major, Courses .......... 50, 94                              Spanish Courses .................................................. 79
Curriculum Framework                                                                 Sports Medicine Major, Courses ................... 47, 92
(Schools, Clusters, Majors) .......................... 10-12                         Table of Contents................................................... 2
Curriculum Templates (Majors) ..................... 13-50                            Teacher Aide/Assistant ........................................ 99
Dance Major, Courses .................................. 15, 74                       Teacher Cadet ................................................. 91,99
Digital Art & Design Major, Courses ............ 20, 75                              Theatre Major, Courses .......................... 16, 73-74
Diploma of Distinction .......................................... 4                  Uniform Grading Policy Chart…………………103
District Mission and Beliefs .................................. 1                    Visual Arts Major, Courses ...................... 18, 71-72
Driver Education.................................................. 99
Early Childhood Ed. Major, Courses ............. 44, 90
Early Graduation.................................................... 9
Education and Economic Development Act .......... 3
End of Course Tests ............................................... 7
Engineering/PLTW Major, Courses ......... 41, 88-89
English Major, Courses ............................ 24, 52-55
Exit Examination ................................................... 7
French Courses .................................................... 78
Gen. Business Management Major, Courses ..... 29
Gifted and Talented ............................................... 8
Grade Point Conversion Table........................... 102
Graduation Requirements ...................................... 4
Graphic Communication Major, Courses ..... 21, 76
Health Science Technology Major, Courses 46, 91-92
High School 101 .................................................. 99
Honor Graduates .................................................... 9
Horticulture.................................................... 37, 85
Individual Graduation Plan ................................... 3
Individual Graduation Plan Worksheet…………106
Instrumental Music Major, Courses............... 17, 72
International Studies Major, Courses........ 25, 78-79
Journalism Major, Courses ....................... 22, 76-77
JROTC .................................................... 49, 97-98




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