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					     Camden County High School
Course Selection and Career Planning Guide
                 2009-2010




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                                                         Table of Contents
Section                                                                                                                               Page
General Information
       Graduation Requirements ............................................................................................... 4
       Grading Information ......................................................................................................... 5
       Honor Graduates ............................................................................................................. 6
       HOPE Scholarship/ Grant……………………………………… ................................ ………7
       Advanced Programs ........................................................................................................ 8
       Articulated Courses ........................................................................................................ .9
       Class of 2010 - 2011 requirements ................................................................................ 11
       Class of 2012 and beyond requirements … ................... …………………………………..12
Course Descriptions
  Core Subjects
       Language Arts ............................................................................................................... 13
       Mathematics .................................................................................................................. 16
       Science……………………………………………………… ................................ ………….20
       Social Studies ............................................................................................................... 25
       World Languages .......................................................................................................... 30
  Career Academy and Elective Subjects
       Freshman Academy .................................................................................................... 33
       Health and Environmental Science Academy ........................................................... 36
           Agriculture ................................................................................................................ 36
           Healthcare ................................................................................................................ 37
       Engineering and Industrial Technology Academy .................................................... 40
           Construction ............................................................................................................. 40
           Engineering/ Architecture ......................................................................................... 41
           Information Technology ............................................................................................ 42
           Metals and Transportation & Logistics ...................................................................... 43
       Fine Arts Academy ...................................................................................................... 46
           Band and Chorus ..................................................................................................... 46
           Culinary Arts……………………………………… ................................ ………………...47
           Dance ....................................................................................................................... 47
           Drama and Interior Design........................................................................................ 48
           Journalism………………………………………………………….. ................................ 49
           Visual Arts ................................................................................................................ 49
       Business Administration Academy............................................................................ 51
           Business & Computer Science ................................................................................. 51
           Marketing ................................................................................................................. 54
       Government & Public Services Academy .................................................................. 56
           Law and Justice........................................................................................................ 56
          Teacher Education ................................................................................................... 57
           Navy JROTC ............................................................................................................ 58
       Cross Academy Electives ........................................................................................... 59
           Academic Success ................................................................................................... 59
           Physical Education ................................................................................................... 60
          Work Study ............................................................................................................... 61
Glossary .................................................................................................................................. 63
Advanced Placement Courses………………………………………………………………………64
Index of Courses ..................................................................................................................... 65
Registration/ Course Change Requests…………………………………………………………...70
Student Worksheet ................................................................................................................. 71



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                        CAMDEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
           COURSE SELECTION AND CAREER PLANNING GUIDE
                      2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR
        This booklet is designed to provide basic information for students and parents about
courses, programs and graduation requirements at Camden County High School. This guide
lists every course offered at the high school. Core courses are in the major academic
disciplines: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
Elective courses may fall into a specific Career Academy while others are offered in all of the
Career Academies. There are six Career Academies:
              Freshman Academy
              Health & Environmental Science Academy
              Engineering and Industrial Technology Academy
              Fine Arts Academy
              Business Administration Academy
              Government & Public Services Academy

       This guide will assist in tailoring an academic program to individual needs, which will help
provide maximum opportunities for success after graduation. Students and parents are strongly
encouraged to engage the faculty, especially guidance counselors, advisors, and teachers,
throughout the student’s career to ensure that every opportunity is considered.
       Camden County High School has two semesters each academic year. Each student will
choose eight courses each year from this course guide when registering. Students take four
courses fall semester and four more courses spring semester, for a total of eight courses per
academic year. This is called a “4x4 block” schedule. An A/B Block is offered for a few select
courses. On an A/B Block two courses alternate days throughout the entire two semester school
year. Each semester is 18 weeks long. Typically, two core and two elective courses are taken
each semester, although more than two core classes may be taken. A student can take 32
classes (may earn 32 credits) over their four years in high school. Availability of courses each
semester is determined by student enrollment. A minimum of 28 credits is required to graduate.
       The Camden County High School Vision is that all students will graduate prepared for
postsecondary success as productive citizens. This guide is one step in helping students
choose classes supporting career pathways. The CCHS Mission is to create collaborative,
accountable relationships with all stakeholders and provide meaningful, rigorous academic and
career studies to guide and support all students in achieving their potential in a global
community.

                             Camden County High School Beliefs:
   1. All students can learn, achieve, improve their performance, and succeed.
   2. High academic expectations promote academic excellence.
   3. Technology empowers 21st century learners.
   4. Students, parents, teachers, and the community share responsibility for supporting the
      mission, safety, and comfort of the school environment.
   5. Members of an accountable community recognize that individual choices have
      consequences.
   6. Student individuality, learning styles, interests, and abilities require diverse
      comprehensive programs.
   7. The strength of our diverse learning community depends on our ability and commitment
      to move forward together.

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                              Graduation Requirements
A student must meet all of the following requirements to graduate from Camden County High
School:

ATTENDANCE – A student must be enrolled full time for a minimum of eight (8) semesters in
high school. Two consecutive semesters define the academic school year that begins in August
and ends in May.

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST – This multi-part test assesses a sampling of
the English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Writing standards of the
high school curriculum. A passing score in each area is a requirement for a high school diploma.
Students may take this test beginning in the 11th grade, with additional testing opportunities
during the 12th grade.

CARNEGIE UNITS – A Carnegie Unit Credit is awarded at the end of each semester for each
course in which a student earns a passing semester grade. A/B block courses earn a half
Carnegie Unit at the end of each semester. A numerical average is recorded on the student’s
transcript for each course taken. Graduation requirements are set by a student’s graduating
year as determined by the year he or she enters high school. The number of Carnegie units
required for graduation is specified by the state and local school board for each graduation year.
A table with the required Carnegie units is at the end of this section of the course selection
guide.

Please remember that you must meet all the above requirements in order to participate
and walk in the graduation ceremony and receive your diploma.


                                 Paths to Graduation
                               For classes of 2010-2011
There are two paths of study: College Preparatory and Career Technology. Both paths can lead
to postsecondary school. Upon completion of graduation requirements, a seal(s) will be affixed
to the student’s diploma representing the diploma path the student pursued. A student may
graduate with one seal or may choose to meet the requirements for both seals. A student may
go beyond the minimum requirements and earn a seal with distinction in either path. The seal
ensures that the student has successfully accomplished all the preparation to post-secondary
work required by colleges or technical careers respective to the type of seal.

College Preparatory (CP) or College Preparatory with Distinction (CP+)
This path is recommended for admission to degree programs in Georgia colleges and
universities. Students and parents should be fully aware that entrance/admission requirements
are different for specific colleges and universities. Completion of the college preparatory
curriculum will NOT necessarily assure a student admission to a particular college or university
of choice. College prep with distinction requires two additional state electives and a core GPA of
80 or 3.0.



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Career Technology (CT) or Career Technology with Distinction (CT+)
The primary objective of the Career Technology Program is to assist the student in acquiring the
necessary skills that will enable him/her to: (1) enter an educational training program or a
degree program in a vocational/technical college; (2) enter an apprenticeship training program;
or (3) gain satisfactory employment. Career Tech with distinction requires one additional state
elective and a core GPA of 80 or 3.0.

Dual Seals in both College Prep and Career Tech may be earned. With block scheduling,
allowing eight courses per year, the opportunity to achieve this goal is possible. It is
recommended that college prep students also earn a career technical seal to connect their
education to a career.

                             One Path to Graduation
                           For class of 2012 and beyond

       There will be one common set of requirements for all students. Students will still be
required to complete four units in each of the academic areas: Language Arts, Mathematics,
Social Studies, and Science. In addition, a total of three units will be required from: CTAE
(Career Tech) and/or World Language and/or Fine Arts for all students. One unit of Health/PE
and eight additional electives will be required for graduation.
       Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia Institution or
other post-secondary institution must take two units of the same World Language. In addition,
different types of institutions (research universities, regional universities, senior colleges, two
year colleges) may require additional academic units. Each college or university may exceed the
minimum requirements for admission. College Admissions Offices look at a student’s SAT, ACT,
GPA, and the rigorous curriculum they passed during high school, especially the number of
Advanced Placement courses. See a school counselor or contact the college for additional
information.

                                  Grading Information
Grading Periods - Each semester in the academic school year is divided into two nine-week
grading periods for a total of four nine-week periods in an academic year. Report cards are
issued at the end of each of the nine-week periods. Progress reports are issued midway through
each grading period. A student may have a grade of I (Incomplete) at progress reports if he or
she needs to continue to work on skills to have a passing average.

Grade Calculations and Quality points – All course grades are included in calculating the
cumulative grade point average (GPA) of students on a 5.0 scale. Course grades for honors,
gifted, AP, and Accel courses will not have any quality points added. To calculate the GPA,
each course grade will be converted to a 5.0 scale. Fifty points will be subtracted from a passing
course grade and the decimal will be moved to the middle. For example, a course grade of 84
would convert to a 3.4 (84-50=34 then 3.4). Quality points will be added to the GPA for honors,
gifted, and Accel (0.3) and for AP courses (0.5). All the 5.0 scale course averages will be totaled
and divided by the number of courses. A semester or current GPA, only including courses for
that semester, may be on a semester report card and should not be confused with the
cumulative GPA. Summer school grades do not replace failing grades. For the purpose of Class


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Rank, see section below. The cumulative GPA is NOT the same as the HOPE GPA. Transcripts
will include all grades.

                     Letter grades              5.0 scale
Grading Scale -      A = 90 – 100%             100% = 5.0      60% = 1.0     20% = 0.2
                     B = 80 – 89%               90% = 4.0      50% = 0.5     10% = 0.1
                     C = 70 – 79%               80% = 3.0      40% = 0.4      0% = 0.0
                     F = 0 – 69%                70% = 2.0      30% = 0.3

Credit Recovery Programs
These programs offer students the opportunity to gain credit for courses failed or to gain
additional elective credits. Please see a guidance counselor for more information.
Course Extension - Course Extension is available to those students who failed an academic
core course the previous semester with a grade of 65-69 (1.5). Course extension extends the
time to work on the course so that the average can be brought up to passing.
Credit Redemption - Credit Redemption courses count as new courses. A student may retake a
failed course. Both the old failed course grade and the credit redemption course grade will be on
the transcript. A maximum of two courses may be taken during the summer session unless
special permission is granted. There is a fee for credit redemption courses.
Additional electives - A few electives, like computer applications, are available for students to
get a head start and earn additional units. A maximum of two courses may be taken during the
summer session unless special permission is granted. There is a fee for the additional electives.

Promotion and Retention - Students are promoted and retained at the end of each school year
following the promotion criteria for each graduating class. Students are considered sophomores
after they have 5 or more Carnegie units, juniors with 12 or more units, and seniors with 20 or
more units.
(2012 and beyond)- Promotion criteria are under review. Promotion will be based on units
earned in core classes. For input, please contact Guidance.

                                     Honor Graduates
Valedictorian and Salutatorian (2010-2011)-To be eligible for valedictory or salutatory honors,
a student must earn a COLLEGE PREP WITH DISTINCTION DIPLOMA and must have been
enrolled in Camden County High School for one complete academic year. The valedictorian and
salutatorian must have earned a minimum of six (6) Carnegie units from Honors, Advanced
Placement, or Accel courses. Previous coursework transferred to CCHS must be from a
regionally accredited school. The valedictorian shall be the student with the highest grade point
average, and the salutatorian shall be the student with the second highest grade point average.
If two students achieve the highest ranking, they will be named co-valedictorians and no
salutatorian will be selected. If two students achieve the second highest senior ranking, they will
be named co-salutatorians.
(2012 and beyond) - To be eligible for valedictory or salutatory honors, a student must have
been enrolled in Camden County High School for one complete academic year. The
valedictorian and salutatorian must have earned a minimum of eight (8) Carnegie units from
Honors or Gifted courses and four (4) units from Accel or Advanced Placement courses and two
(2) units from World Language courses in the same language. Previous coursework transferred
to CCHS must be from a regionally accredited school. The valedictorian shall be the student
with the highest grade point average, and the salutatorian shall be the student with the second
highest grade point average. If two students achieve the highest ranking, they will be named
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co-valedictorians and no salutatorian will be selected. If two students achieve the second
highest senior ranking, they will be named co-salutatorians.

Academic Honor Graduates (2010-2011) – A student must have earned a COLLEGE PREP
WITH DISTINCTION DIPLOMA and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.000
(90). (College prep with distinction requires two additional state electives.)
(2012 and beyond) – A student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least
4.000 and have a minimum of six (6) Carnegie units from Honors or Gifted courses and two (2)
units from Accel or Advanced Placement courses and two (2) units from World Language
courses in the same language.

Honor Graduates – Any student who has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at
least 4.0 (90) will be recognized as an Honor Graduate. Honor graduates’ GPAs are rounded up
from 3.95 to 4.0 (89.5+ to a 90).
(2012 and beyond) - Any student who has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at
least 4.000 will be recognized as an Honor Graduate.

Class Rank – Students are ranked beginning with their junior year. This rank is updated at the
end of each semester. Only coursework earned in a regionally accredited school program may
be used in the ranking of a student. For the purpose of the graduation ceremony and program
publication, senior GPAs and rankings are calculated at the midpoint of the fourth nine-week
grading period. At this time the valedictorian, salutatorian and honor graduates are determined.
Second semester Accel (college) grades cannot be used in these calculations because final
grades are only received from the colleges after graduation. Quality points will be added to a
student’s Honors/Gifted/Accel final grade on a 5.0 scale to calculate GPA and determine class
rank. A half a quality point (0.5) will be added to a student’s Advanced Placement (AP) course
grade to determine class rank. The maximum grade would be a 5.5. A third of a quality point
(0.3) will be added to Honors/Gifted/Accel courses’ final grade to determine GPA and class
rank. Quality points will only be added to compute the GPA, no quality points will be part of the
final course grade on the report card.

Honors Recognition – For Honors Night and Graduation, honor graduates will wear blue honor
cords, National Honor Society members will wear white collars or stoles, Senior Beta Club
members will wear gold cords, National Hispanic Honor Society will wear red and gold cords,
and Science National Honor Society members will wear purple and green cords. These cords
are awarded to the honor graduates during Senior Scholarship Night held in May of the year of
graduation. Presentations at Senior Scholarship Night include any scholarships a senior
receives on his or her own, and for which the senior can show documentation to the Guidance
Director. Subject teachers decide highest average/medals and awards presented at Honors
Night for grades 9-12.

                              HOPE Scholarship/Grant

Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) provides financial assistance to students
attending Georgia institutions of higher learning. Required Cumulative Grade Point Averages for
HOPE Scholarship eligibility for a Georgia public college or university:

    College Preparatory (Scholarship)        3.0 on a true 4.0 scale – no numerical standard
    Career Technology (Scholarship)          3.2 on a true 4.0 scale – no numerical standard

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HOPE GPA - Grades from all high school coursework attempted in the core curriculum subjects
(Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, Science and World Language) will be counted in
computing the grade point average used for determining HOPE Scholarship eligibility. (Failed
core curriculum grades will be averaged in also.) For example: Four core-curriculum units of
Language Arts are required to graduate with a college preparatory diploma or career/technical
diploma. If five units of core-curriculum Language Arts which are all eligible to meet the diploma
requirements are taken, then the grades from all five units will be included in the HOPE grade
average. This also means that the core-curriculum course work with a failing grade and the
grades from repeated core-curriculum courses work will be included in the calculation.
Quality points for Gifted/Honors/Accel classes will NOT be included in the HOPE average.
Quality points will be added for Advanced Placement courses only. The HOPE average is
calculated by the state after the final student transcript is received. The state will convert grades
to a 4.0 scale (90-100%=4; 80-89%=3; 70-79%=2; 0-69%=0) (A = 4; B =3, C = 2; F = 0)

HOPE Grant – The HOPE Grant is awarded to students that successfully complete high school
and then attend a public technical school in Georgia. No minimum GPA is required.

HOPE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES: Military parents and students are urged to contact the
Georgia Student Finance Commission and the Financial Aid Office at your college of choice
regarding HOPE. There are important and complicated military legal residency issues that could
negatively impact a student’s Hope eligibility. Therefore, it is urgent that you make the contact.
GSFC: 1-800-505-GSFC. Email: paying@help.GAcollege411.0rg

                 FOR HOPE SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT INFORMATION: log onto



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GAcollege411 is an online mentor system that helps students and their families select a college,
apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education. The mission of GAcollege411 is to
increase access to postsecondary education in the state of Georgia, and simplify the tasks and
processes related to planning, applying, and paying for higher education.GAcollege411 offers
access to comprehensive information about colleges, universities, and technical colleges in
Georgia. The site also enables students to apply for admission to each school listed.


                                   Advanced Programs

HONORS PROGRAM – To be eligible for honors classes, students must earn a 90 (4.0) in the
previous class or prerequisite. Students who are in honors classes must maintain at least an 80
(3.0) average each grading period or they will be placed on probation for the next grading
period. Any student who receives a second grade below 80 (3.0), after being placed on
probation, will be removed from the honors class for the remainder of the year. Returning to
honors classes will be based on a very stringent look at the student’s academic progress.
Students that excel in a particular subject may choose to take more than one core class per
year. No quality points will be added to the honors course grades, but quality points (.3) will be
added when computing GPA for class rank.


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Advanced Placement (AP) – This program is sponsored by College Board. The Advanced
Placement Program® is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and
colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has provided motivated high
school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting.
Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases
they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. College credit is granted on an
individual basis by individual colleges based on the AP exam score. AP courses are taught by
dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and
published by the College Board. College credits earned through AP courses do not use the
limited HOPE funds available to a student. The College Board does charge a fee for each test
taken. Quality points will not be added to the course grade, but quality points (.5) will be added
when computing GPA for class rank.

Accel Program – The Accel Program allows eligible students to accelerate to attend a college
or technical school while enrolled in high school. High school and college credits can be earned
at the same time. The following are minimum admission requirements for the joint enrollment
and early admission Accel programs: (1) Must be a senior or junior and have met ALL CORE
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS for PE/Health and World Language; (2) Must be at least 16
years of age; (3) Must meet minimum score requirements on the COMPASS, ACT, or SAT; (4)
Must have a least a 3.0 (80.0) GPA in core courses to enter the college Accel program or have
a 3.0 (80.0) GPA to enter the technical school Dual Enrollment program; (5) Must apply and be
accepted by the Post Secondary Institution; (6) Must have permission of parent and school
counselor; (7) Must meet with the Accel school counselor to complete all necessary paperwork
for admission to the high school Accel program; (8) Must pay for items not ordinarily included in
tuition and fees, such as calculators, books, and specialized tools that are normally required for
the course and remain the property of the students.

The State of Georgia will pay for tuition only – not athletic, registration, parking, or activity fees.
The Accel program is always under revision. The Accel program may only pay up to 70% of a
student’s tuition making the parent and/or student responsible for the remainder of the tuition or
fee payments. If HOPE is used, the amount is deducted from the limited HOPE funds available
to a student. Please check with your counselor about any current changes or contact the
admissions office at the local college campus.

JOINT AND DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM – The Joint and Dual Enrollment Program
allows high school students to take technical classes at a community college/technical school,
which could later be transferable to a technical program after graduating from high school.
Students must earn an acceptable score on the ASSET/COMPASS Test (given at the
technical/community college), among other requirements. The tuition, fees, and a book
allowance would be covered by the HOPE GRANT. There is no GPA or SAT score minimum
requirement (though a math score of 430 and a verbal score of 430 on the SAT eliminates the
need to take the COMPASS) to be eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program (for technical school
coursework). Applicants must apply to the Technical College System of Georgia Program (see
your guidance counselor), achieve an acceptable score on the COMPASS test, and meet all
other regular admission standards. Financial support will be provided through the HOPE
GRANT funding. See YOUR guidance counselor if interested. Students enrolled in the JOINT
program will receive Technical College credit ONLY. Students enrolled in the DUAL Enrollment
Program will receive BOTH high school and Technical College credit.

ARTICULATION - Through the Career Tech program students can pursue a program of study
that awards advanced technical credit for certain career technical classes (listed below).
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Technical programs are designed to better prepare students for the job market and/or
postsecondary studies. The Camden County Board of Education and Technical College System
of Georgia have worked in partnership to facilitate the continuous and efficient progress of
students from grade to grade, from school to school, and from school to the working world.
Students who earn at least a 3.5 (85) average in selected high school courses have the
opportunity to take a validation examination and enter a Technical College System of Georgia
 School (www.tscg.edu) with advanced credits. This process is known as articulation. Students
interested in this program should contact their guidance counselor for further information.

Career Technical Courses included in the College of Coastal Georgia and Ogeechee Technical
College articulation agreement: (may change)
Accounting I                                       Entrepreneurship
Auto Service Technician I & II                     Application of Therapeutic Services
Banking and Finance                                Medical Receptionist courses
Business Document Processing                       Intro to Criminal Justice and Intro to Policing
Computer Applications                              Intro to Metals
Construction – Intro to Building                   Gas Metal Arc Welding courses
Construction- Electrical I                         Marketing Principles
Construction- Residential Carpentry                Occupational Safety
Culinary Arts I, II

Technical Certificates – Students can earn a technical certificate in different career pathways
by taking the required three courses in the pathway, and then passing a National Occupational
Competency Test in that area. (Agriscience, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Culinary Arts, Medical
Receptionist, Gas Metal Arc Welding)




                       National Occupational Competency Testing
                            http://nocti.org/




The Georgia Career Information System is available to assist students in career planning
whether students intend to pursue a College Preparatory, Career Technology or dual seal on
their diploma.
Log on to http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu . ID = camdenchs Password = gcis520
A personal portfolio can be created and used to prepare resumes.




All students can explore career paths in the Programs of Study found at
http://www.cgatechprep.com (click on Programs of Study).


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                                              CLASS OF 2010 and 2011
                                        STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
ATTENDANCE: A student must be enrolled full-time for a minimum of eight semesters in high school. Regular semesters are defined as the
two consecutive semesters which begin in August and end in May or June of each school year.

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST: During the 11th grade, students will take the Georgia High School Graduation Test. This
assessment will test a sampling of the Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Writing objectives of the high school
curriculum. The student must pass all five parts of the test to receive a high school diploma. Retests are offered during the summer and during
the 12th grade year.

CARNEGIE UNITS: For a College Prep with Distinction seal or a Career Technical Preparatory with Distinction seal a student must earn
28 Carnegie units and have a GPA in core courses of 80/3.0 or better. For a College Preparatory seal or a Career Technical Preparatory
seal a student must earn 28 Carnegie units. Core courses are Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language.

   REQUIRED AREAS                       COLLEGE                         COLLEGE PREP                       CAREER TECH                  CAREER TECH PREP
      OF STUDY                        PREPARATORY                      WITH DISTINCTION                    PREPARATORY                  WITH DISTINCTION

Language Arts                   4 units all College Prep             4 units all College Prep         4 units all College Prep        4 units all College Prep
Mathematics                     4 units: Algebra I, Geometry,        4 units                          4 units:                        4 units
                                and Algebra II are required,                                          including Algebra I or
                                plus Algebra III, Trig,              Same                             Algebra A and Algebra B         Same
                                Statistics or Calculus                                                Geometry
Science                         4 units: option I or II sequence     4 units                          4 units:                        4 units
                                Option I           Option II
                                1 Phys. Sci.       1 Biology         Same                             1 Phys. Sci                     Same
                                1 Biology          1 Chemistry                                        1 Biology
                                2 other CP Sci. 1 Physics                                             2 other science classes
                                                  1 other CP Sci.
Social Studies                  4 units:                             4 units                          4 units:                        4 units
                                1 World History                                                       1 World History
                                Civics                               Same                             Civics                          Same
                                1 U.S. History                                                        1 U.S. History
                                Economics                                                             Economics
Health/Phy. Ed.                 1 unit                               1 unit                           1 unit                          1 unit
                                ½ Health and ½ Personal              ½ Health and ½ Personal          ½ Health and ½ Personal         ½ Health and ½ Personal
                                Fitness P.E.                         Fitness P.E.                     Fitness P.E.                    Fitness P.E.
World Language                  2 units in one language              2 units in one language          No requirement                  No requirement
Fine Arts/CTAE/NJROTC           1 unit                               1 unit                           1 unit                          1 unit
Career Technical                No requirement                       No requirement                   4 units: 3 in one of the        4 units
Preparatory                     Students who complete the                                             following plus one additional
                                college prep program may also        Same                                  Ag. Technology            Same
                                receive the technical/career                                               Business Technology
                                seal if they earn at least 4 units                                         Construction
                                from the                                                                   Technical Ed.
                                Career Tech offerings.                                                     Family and Consumer
                                                                                                            Science
                                                                                                           Metal Technology
                                                                                                           Auto Technology
                                                                                                           Allied Health
                                                                                                            Occupations
                                                                                                           JROTC
                                                                                                           CBE, DCT, YAP
State Electives                 N/A                                  2 units – from either English,   N/A                             1 unit from either English,
                                                                     Math, Science, Social                                            Math, Science, Social Studies,
                                                                     Studies, World Language,                                         World Language, Journalism,
                                                                     Journalism , Band, Chorus,                                       Band, Chorus, Dance, Drama
                                                                     Dance, Drama, Visual Arts,                                       Visual Arts, or AP course
                                                                     or AP course
Locally Required or             8 electives                          6 electives                      6 electives                     5 electives
Elective Units
Total Units Required            28 units minimum                     28 units minimum                 28 units minimum                28 units minimum



The College Prep or Career Tech Prep Diploma Seals will be awarded to students who meet all graduation requirements. The Certificate of
Performance will be awarded to students who meet all graduation requirements, except passing all parts of the Georgia High School
Graduation Test. A student cannot participate in the graduation ceremony if he/she earns a Certificate of Performance.

Promotion Criteria:     9th to 10th grade 5 units/ 10th to 11th grade 12 units/ 11th to 12th grade 20 units

Important Note: Students who plan to attend the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Medical College of Georgia, or Georgia State University or
other major research institutions are strongly encouraged to take a total of 20 academic units from language arts, mathematics, social studies, science,
and world language, along with meeting other admission requirements. Admission to these schools is very competitive. These schools look at a
student’s SAT, GPA, number of advanced placement courses, and the rigorous curriculum passed.
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                                     CLASS OF 2012 and beyond
                         STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
In order to graduate from Camden County High School, a student must meet requirements in the following areas:

ATTENDANCE: A student must be enrolled full-time for a minimum of eight semesters in high school. Regular semesters are
defined as the two consecutive semesters which begin in August and end in May or June of each school year.
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GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST: During the 11 grade, students will take the Georgia High School Graduation
Test. This assessment will test a sampling of the Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Writing objectives
of the high school curriculum. The student must pass all five parts of the test in order to receive a high school diploma. Re-tests
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are offered during the summer and during the 12 grade for students to pass this test. Changes in this requirement are under
consideration by the State BOE for students in the class of 2013 and beyond.

CAREER ACADEMIES: A student must select a Career Academy at the end of his or her Freshman year and complete three
units in that academy. The Career Academies are:
               
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                   Ninth Grade Academy – All 9 grade students are a part of this academy
                  Health and Environmental Science
                  Engineering and Industrial Technology
                  Fine Arts
                  Business Administration
                  Government & Public Services
All academies with the EXCEPTION of the Freshman Academy have a Program of Studies for selection by students.

CARNEGIE UNITS: A student must earn 28 Carnegie units.

                           REQUIRED AREAS
                                OF STUDY
                          Language Arts                   4 units
                          Mathematics                     4 units
                          Science                         4 units: option I or II sequence
                                                          Option I           Option II
                                                           Phys. Sci.        Biology
                                                           Biology           Chemistry
                                                           Chem or EnvSci Physics
                                                           1 other Science 1 other Science
                          Social Studies                  4 units:
                                                          World History
                                                          American Government
                                                          U.S. History
                                                          Economics
                          Health/                         ½ unit Health
                          Physical Education              ½ unit Personal Fitness
                          World Language                  3 units
                          and/or CTAE and/or              2 units in one World Language is recommended for
                          Fine Arts                       students planning on attending college
                          Career Academy                  3 units focused on a program of study
                          Locally Required or             5 electives
                          Elective Units
                          Total Units Required            28 units minimum

Promotion Criteria: Promotion criteria are under review. The number of credits earned in core classes will be
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considered in promotion from 9 to 10 to 11 to 12 grade. For input, please contact Guidance.

Important Note: Students who plan to attend the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Medical College of
Georgia, or Georgia State University or other major research institutions are strongly encouraged to take a total of
20 academic units from language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and world language, along with
meeting other admission requirements. Admission to these schools is very competitive. These schools look at a
student’s SAT, GPA, number of advanced placement courses, and the rigorous curriculum passed.
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                  Course Descriptions
 Courses last for one semester term and earn one Carnegie unit unless otherwise stated.
   Courses conform to state guidelines as found at http://www.georgiastandards.org/.


                     Core Academic Courses
                                  Language Arts
                            General Plan of Study

 Classes of                                              College
                   Transitional      Career Tech                        Honors / Gifted
 2010-2011                                             Preparatory
                 Ninth Remedial                                            H/G Ninth
                                     Ninth Grade       Ninth Grade
                  English and                                                Grade
      9                             Literature and    Literature and
                  Ninth Grade                                            Literature and
                                     Composition       Composition
                     English                                              Composition
                                                                           H/G Tenth
                  Tenth Grade       Tenth Grade       Tenth Grade
                                                                              Grade
     10           English and       Literature and    Literature and
                                                                         Literature and
                    Reading          Composition       Composition
                                                                          Composition
                                                                             H/G Am
                     American          American          American       Lit/Comp alone
     11           Literature and    Literature and    Literature and       or with AP
                   Composition       Composition       Composition           English
                                                                           Language
                                                                           H/G British
                    British CT        British CT          British       Lit/Comp alone
     12           Literature and    Literature and    Literature and       or with AP
                   Composition       Composition       Composition           English
                                                                            Literature
Class of 2012
                     General         Accelerated
 and beyond
                                      H/G Ninth
                   Ninth Grade
                                        Grade
      9           Literature and
                                    Literature and
                   Composition
                                     Composition
                                       H/G Tenth
                  Tenth Grade
                                         Grade
     10           Literature and
                                     Literature and
                   Composition
                                      Composition
                                        H/G Am
                     American       Lit/Comp alone
     11           Literature and       or with AP
                   Composition           English
                                       Language
                                       H/G British
                      British       Lit/Comp alone
     12           Literature and       or with AP
                   Composition           English
                                        Literature

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                                             Language Arts
Ninth Grade Literature/ Composition
Grade level: 9                           Prerequisite: None
Ninth Grade Literature/Composition focuses on a study of literary genres, with students developing the ability to
support interpretations from texts. Students review the writing process and write in all formats, but they concentrate
on technical writing. Conventions are studied in the context of reading, writing, and speaking. Students gain
awareness of media genres and develop skill in evaluating media and making presentations.
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Honors/Gifted                            Prerequisite: 90 average in 8 grade Language Arts
Pre-course reading required: Students must read from a prepared reading list and will write a double-entry
journal on each reading. Students will be tested over a minimum of two books from the reading list.

Tenth Grade Literature/ Composition
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Grade level: 10                             Prerequisite: 9 grade Literature/Composition
Tenth Grade Literature/Composition focuses on the study of literary themes. Students practice all modes of writing
but concentrate on persuasive writing and continue to use research and technology. Instruction in conventions
takes place in the context of reading, writing, and speaking, rather than in isolation. Students continue listening and
viewing critically and develop further skill in written and oral communication.
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Honors/Gifted                               Prerequisite: 90 average in 9 grade Language Arts
Pre-course reading required: Students must read from a prepared reading list and will write a double-entry
journal on each reading. Students will be tested over a minimum of two books from the reading list.

American Literature/Composition
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Grade level: 11                             Prerequisite: 9 and 10 Literature/Composition
In American Literature and Composition, students develop understanding of chronological context and relevance of
period structures and how they affect meaning in literature. They practice all modes of writing but focus on
expository writing. Students study Standard English conventions, learning that conventions are the “good manners”
of writing and speaking that make communication fluid. Students continue to improve their skills in listening,
speaking, and viewing.
A/B Block American Lit/Comp will be taught alongside US History (Co-requisite: US History) so that
interdisciplinary projects may be facilitated. The two courses will be taught alternating days over two semesters.
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Honors/Gifted                               Prerequisite: 90 average in 10 grade Language Arts
Pre-course reading required: Students must read from a prepared reading list and will write a double-entry
journal on each reading. Students will be tested over a minimum of two books from the reading list.

British Literature/Composition
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Grade level: 12                           Prerequisite: 9 and 10 Lit/Comp and Am. Lit/Comp
The objectives of the English Literature/Composition course are to develop understanding of chronological context
and relevance of period structures in British and Commonwealth literature. Students practice all modes of writing
but concentrate on expository writing, continuing to use research and technology to support their writing. They
further improve their use of conventions in context and become more proficient in analyzing and preparing media
presentations.
Honors/Gifted                             Prerequisite: 90 average in American Lit/Comp
Pre-course reading required: Students must read from a prepared reading list and will write a double-entry
journal on each reading. Students will be tested over a minimum of two books from the reading list.

Literature and History of the Bible
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Grade level: 10-12                           Prerequisite: 9 Lit/Comp
The literature and history of both the old and new testaments will be analyzed. This is not a religion class. The
emphasis is on literary styles and the customs and cultures of the people. The influence of the Bible on subsequent
art, literature, law, and events will be discussed, including current events in the Middle East.




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Multicultural Literature
Grade level: 9-12                          Prerequisite: None
This course will be designed to introduce students to some of the major texts, writers, and themes that have
shaped Multicultural literature with a strong emphasis on the African American literary tradition from its beginnings
in the folklore and sorrow songs of slaves to the present. Students in this class will also receive a thorough
grounding in African American history, and will focus their readings on the social, political, and economic
understanding the African American culture has had on American culture in general. This course will provide
students with the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful, troubling, and thought provoking literature
ever created in the United States by increasingly well-known writers such as Frederick Douglass, Langston
Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright, among others. We will also explore the oral tradition of African
American literature, examining the ways in which musical forms such as Gospel, Spirituals, the Blues, and Rap
have influenced the written texts that reflect various aspects of the young black culture in America.

Public Speaking
Grade Level: 10-12                         Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on critical thinking, organizing, and communicating appropriately to different audiences. It
presents methods to develop and arrange ideas and information in written and multimedia forms for effective oral
delivery. The course emphasizes writing and public speaking skills.

Speech/ Forensics II
Grade level: 11-12                          Prerequisite: Public Speaking
This course continues the students’ opportunity to create speeches that underscore the basic needs of business
communication. Students will practice public speaking skills in a controlled positive environment, and then practice
these skills in their other high school classes, in CTAE courses, as well as through Co-op experiences.

Advanced Placement English Literature/Composition
Grade level: 12                             Prerequisite: English Lit/Comp Honors
Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition is an equivalent college freshman course in literary
analysis, interpretation, and writing. This course will strengthen analytical thinking, reading, and writing skills. By
the end of the course, students should feel comfortable analyzing structure, theme, and style of various genres of
literature. As a culmination of the course, students may elect to take the AP English Literature and Composition
Exam given in May. With a score of 3-5 on the exam, students can earn freshman English credit in most colleges.
Pre-course reading required: Students must read from a prepared reading list and will write a double-entry
journal on each reading. Students will be tested over a minimum of two books from the reading list. Students will be
tested on the pre-course readings during the first 7 days of school.
A/B Block AP English Literature and Composition                     Co-requisite: AP MIcroeconomics
A/B Block AP English Literature and Composition will be taught in conjunction with AP Microeconomics so that
interdisciplinary projects may be facilitated. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days)
over two semesters.

Advanced Placement English Language/Composition
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Grade level: 11-12                          Prerequisite: 9 and 10 Language Arts
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition is an equivalent college freshman course designed to
help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts
and to become skilled writers who can compose for a variety of purposes. Through their writing and reading in this
course, students should become aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and
subjects, as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effective writing. The
course should enable students to read complex texts with understanding and to write prose that is rich enough and
complex enough for mature readers.
Pre-course reading required: Students must read from a prepared reading list and will write a double-entry
journal on each reading. Students will be tested over a minimum of two books from the reading list.
This course meets the requirement of high school American Literature.
A/B Block AP English Language and Composition                      Co-requisite: AP US History
A/B Block AP English Language and Composition will be taught in conjunction with AP US History so that
interdisciplinary projects may be facilitated. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days)
over two semesters.




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                                  Mathematics
                          General Plan of Study

 Classes of                                              College
                 Transitional       Career Tech                         Honors / Gifted
 2010-2011                                             Preparatory

                                   Algebra A and
                Remedial Math
     9                              Algebra B or         Algebra I      H/G Geometry
                and Algebra A
                                      Algebra I

                                    Geometry or
                Algebra B and      Geometry and
     10                                                 Geometry        H/G Algebra II
                  Geometry         Geometry
                                   Support

                 Math Money         Math Money                               H/G
     11                                                 Algebra II
                 Management         Management                          Trigonometry


                 Concepts of        Concepts of        Algebra III or    AP Calculus
     12         Probability and    Probability and    Trigonometry or     and/or AP
                   Statistics         Statistics          Statistics      Statistics

Class of 2012
                   General          Accelerated
 and beyond

                  Math 1 or
                                    Accelerated
     9           Math 1 and
                                      Math 1
                Math 1 Support

                  Math 2 or
                                    Accelerated
     10          Math 2 and
                                      Math 2
                Math 2 Support

                  Math 3 or
                                    Accelerated
     11          Math 3 and
                                      Math 3
                Math 3 Support

                                   AP Calculus or
                  Math 4 or
     12                            AP Statistics or
                Discrete Math
                                   Discrete Math




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                                                Mathematics

                               Mathematics for class of 2012 and beyond
Math 1
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Grade Level: 9                      Prerequisite: Successful completion of 8 grade math
This is the first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to enter college at the
calculus level. It includes radical, polynomial and rational expressions, basic functions and their graphs,
simple equations, fundamentals of proof, properties of polygons, coordinate geometry, sample statistics,
and curve fitting.

Accelerated Mathematics 1 (Honors/Gifted)
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Grade Level: 9                     Prerequisite: A in 8 grade mathematics
This is the first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take AB or BC
Advanced Placement Calculus. It includes radical, polynomial and rational expressions, functions and their
graphs, quadratic and radical equations, fundamentals of Proof, properties of polygons, circles and spheres,
coordinate geometry, sample statistics, and curve fitting.

Math I Support Class
Grade Level: 9                    Corequisite: Must be registered for Math 1
                                  Required if not meeting standards on CRCT
The purpose of this course is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards
of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. This course should be taught concurrently with a
student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a
stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses. Offered on A/B Block
Schedule with Math I. Each class will meet on alternating days throughout the entire school year.

Math 2
Grade Level: 10                   Prerequisite: Math 1
This is the second course in a sequence of courses designed to provide students with a rigorous program of study
in mathematics. It includes complex numbers; quadratic, piecewise, and exponential functions; right triangles, and
right triangular trigonometry; properties of circles; and statistical inference.

Accelerated Mathematics 2 (Honors/Gifted)
Grade Level: 10                   Prerequisite: Accelerated Math 1
This is the second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take AB or BC Advanced
Placement Calculus. It includes right triangle trigonometry; exponential, logarithmic, and higher degree polynomial
functions; matrices; linear programming; vertex-edge graphs; conic sections; planes and spheres; population
means, standard deviations, and normal distributions.

Math 2 Support Class
Grade Level: 10                   Corequisite: Must be registered for Math 2
The purpose of this course is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards
of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. This course should be taught concurrently with a
student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a
stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses. Scheduled on A/B Block
Schedule with Math 2. Each class will meet on alternating days throughout the entire school year.




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                                    Mathematics for class of 2010-2011

Career Tech Math Courses
Math Money Management
Grade level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: Geometry B or Geometry
Course applies math skills to practical, consumer-related problems. Personal finance is stressed, including such
topics as banking, credit, taxes, insurance, transportation, housing, purchasing, recreation, and jobs. This course is
recommended for students on the Career Tech Diploma track as a math elective. Students should not take this
until the Algebra I and Geometry equivalent requirement for graduation has been met.

Concepts of Probability and Statistics
Grade Level: 12                    Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry B or Geometry,
                                   Math Money Management
Emphasizes developing statistical concepts through data exploration and analysis; summarizes data, median,
mean, quartiles and outliers; organizes and displays data through tables, graphs, and plots. Course includes
estimating probabilities, the relationship between estimated and theoretical probabilities, sampling and
randomness, using computers and other forms of simulations and experiments. This course is designed for
students in the Career Technology Education program who did not take Algebra A/B and need a fourth
math to graduate.


College Prep Math Courses
Euclidean Geometry
Grade Level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Algebra I
Geometry introduces the student to basic definitions, postulates and theorems dealing with geometry of the plane.
Emphasis is placed on proofs involving perpendicular and parallel lines, congruence and similarity, area and
volume, constructions, and loci. Coordinate geometry utilizes algebraic concepts in special formulas relating to
distance, midpoint, and slope.

Algebra II
Grade Level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry
Algebra II provides students with a review of the real number system and its properties and basic algebraic
processes. Rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions are introduced and graphed. The number system is
extended to include complex numbers. Conic sections and systems of equations, linear and quadratic, are solved
graphically and algebraically.
Honors/Gifted                    Prerequisite: Completion of H/G Geometry and H/G Algebra I or a 90+
                                 average in Geometry and Algebra I
Honors Algebra II provides a more demanding and challenging approach to the regular curriculum for advanced
students.

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
Grade Level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II
Trigonometry investigates circular and trigonometric functions in depth and includes their applications and graphs.
Advanced Mathematics reinforces and extends knowledge of algebraic functions through polynomial, logarithmic,
and exponential functions. The study includes permutations, combinations, probability, series and sequences,
limits, and the derivative. This course is a prerequisite for calculus, and is needed by students going into a science
or math related career.
Honors/ Gifted                              Prerequisite: Honors Alg II or Alg II with a 90+ average
Honors Advanced Mathematics and Trigonometry provides a more demanding and challenging approach to the
regular curriculum for advanced students.

Algebra III
Grade Level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II
Algebra III explores the same concepts as college algebra. The course is designed for the student who is not
pursuing a math-related field, but will take college math courses.



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Statistics
Grade Level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II
Statistics is a study of data exploration, analysis, and prediction. It includes sampling, surveys, experimental
design, probability, simulation, sampling distributions and inference. Hypotheses will be tested for parameters
using appropriate statistical models.

Calculus
Grade Level: 12                   Prerequisite: Adv. Algebra/Trig., with an 85 average
Calculus provides the student with a review of the real number system, including sets and inequalities and their
properties. The properties of linear equations and other functions are reviewed. Continuity of functions is covered
and limits are evaluated and used to introduce derivatives. Derivatives of functions, including exponential,
logarithmic and trigonometric, are discussed extensively along with applications of the integral.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Grade Level: 12                   Prerequisite: Honors Advanced Alg/ Trig with an 85 average
This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Calculus AB Exam. It provides a more
challenging approach to the regular Calculus curriculum for more advanced students. Passing exam may get credit
for Calculus I.
A/B Block AP Calculus AB                  Co-requisite: AP Physics C
A/B Block AP Calculus will be taught in conjunction with AP Physics C so that interdisciplinary projects may be
facilitated. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days) over two semesters.

Advanced Placement Calculus BC
Grade Level: 12                  Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB
This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Calculus BC Exam. Passing exam
grade may get credit for Calculus I and II.

Advanced Placement Statistics
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Honors Advanced Alg/Trig with an 85
This course covers four major themes: exploratory analysis, planning a study, probability, and statistical inference.
It follows the College Board syllabus for the Advanced Placement Statistics Examination.




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                                  Science
                      General Plan of Study

 Classes of                                            College
                  Transitional      Career Tech                       Honors / Gifted
 2010-2011                                           Preparatory

                                                                        Physical
                    Physical          Physical         Physical
     9                                                               Science H/G or
                    Science           Science          Science
                                                                      Biology H/G


                                                                      Biology H/G or
     10            Biology I          Biology I        Biology I
                                                                      Chemistry H/G

                                    Environmental
                                                                      Chemistry H/G
                 Environmental        Science or
                                                                        and/or AP
     11           Science or           Science        Chemistry I
                                                                      Environmental
                  CT Science        Elective or CT
                                                                         Science
                                       Science
                                                                      Physics II H/G
                                                        Physics,
                    Science            Science                       and AP Physics
                                                      Anatomy, or
     12          Elective or CT     Elective or CT                     or Biology II
                                                     other Science
                    Science            Science                         H/G and AP
                                                        Elective
                                                                         Biology
Class of 2012
                    Regular          Accelerated
 and beyond
                    Physical
                  Science or
     9                               Biology H/G
                    Physical
                Science Honors
                                    Chemistry H/G
                Biology I (or Bio
                                    or Chem H/G
                   H) and may
     10                                and AP
                 take additional
                                    Environmental
                science elective
                                       Science
                 Chemistry or
               Chemistry H/G
                                   Physics I or
                      or
     11                           Physics II H/G
                Environmental
                                 and AP Physics
                  Science or
               Earth Systems
                 Physics I or
                 Physics II H
               and AP Physics
                                  Biology II H/G
                      or
     12                          and AP Biology
                Environmental
                                   or AP Chem
                  Science or
                other science
                   elective*
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                                                           Science

Physical Science                 Prerequisite: None
Grade level: 9
Physical science involves the study of matter and energy. Laboratory investigations are integral as they
supplement the science theory taught in class. Lab safety is emphasized, and the metric system is used for
gathering and comparing quantitative data during lab. The scientific process of inquiry is an overriding theme that
underscores lab and text learning. Concepts covered during the semester are: classification of matter, atomic
theory, periodicity, chemical bonding and reactions, the laws of conservation of matter and energy, solutions, acid
and base chemistry, phase changes, laws of motion and force, energy transformation, electrical and magnetic
forces, and wave properties. A practical project may be assigned. This course involves the application of
mathematical formulas. Calculator use is strongly recommended.
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Honors                          Prerequisite: 90 average in 8 grade science and Math 8
Honors Physical Science involves a more in depth study of chemistry and physics than does the regular class.
Students should be very well organized and possess a high degree of motivation. Students should also possess
excellent study skills. Mathematical relationships, where appropriate, are emphasized. Emphasis is also placed on
science process skills. A practical and/or research project will be assigned. Students are further required to
pursue professionalism in carrying out lab exercises, both during data collection and writing lab reports. Gifted
students take Biology H/G in the ninth grade.

Biology I
Grade level: 9-10                  Prerequisite: Physical Science
The Biology I curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the life sciences that began in grades K-8
and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in biology. This curriculum includes more abstract
concepts such as the interdependence of organisms, the relationship of matter, energy, and organization in living
systems, the behavior of organisms, and biological evolution. Students investigate biological concepts through
experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry.
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Honors/Gifted                      Prerequisite: 90 avg in Phys Sci or 90 avg in both 8 grade sci and math
Ninth graders may opt to take more higher level science courses by skipping Physical Science and then taking
BOTH Chemistry and Physics after Biology. Biology is the study of living organisms that will focus on five units:
Nature of Science, Cellular Biology (structure/function and reproduction), Ecology, Genetics (Mendelian and
Molecular), and Evolution. In H/G Biology I, chemistry and evolutionary concepts will thread through all units to
show the relationships between chemistry and biological diversity. This course will emphasize a blend of reading,
writing, and laboratory activities as well as manipulative activities utilizing individual and group work skills, creativity,
problem solving, and analytical skills. The course will foster scientific literacy components set by the National
Science Education Standards through Georgia’s performance curriculum.

Astronomy
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Physical Science or Chemistry, and Biology
                                  Minimum 80avg in Geometry (Math 1) AND completed Algebra II (Math 2)
This laboratory based course provides an introduction to basic astronomy. It includes a study of the basic concepts
of stellar evolution, planet composition, history of astronomy, and charting of the constellations. Home based visual
observing will be required. Mathematical laboratories are an integral part of astronomy. It is recommended that the
student have a strong background in Algebra.

Chemistry I
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: minimum 80 in Algebra I (Math 1) or passed Algebra II (Math 2)
Chemistry I is an introductory course which includes the basic concepts of chemistry: Balanced Chemical
Reactions, IUPAC Chemical Formulas, Law of Conservation of Matter, Stoichiometry (moles), Atomic Theory,
Periodic Properties, Kinetic-Molecular Theory, Kinetics, and Solutions. Related laboratory experiences emphasize
science process skills and will include hands-on, student-centered and inquiry-based activities. A science research
report is required and an experimental science project is highly recommended. Chemistry is recommended for all
college bound students. Students registering for chemistry should read a science fiction novel of their choice prior
to the start of the course.
Pre-course reading: science fiction novel
Gifted/Honors Chem                Prerequisite: 90 average in prior science course and in Algebra I (Math 1) or
                                  80 in prior H/G science and 80 in Algebra II (Math 2)

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Chemistry I G/H is a rigorous introductory study of chemistry requiring extensive reading and problem-solving. An
experimental science project is highly recommended in preparation for possible participation in the Georgia Science
and Engineering Fair and the Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Chemistry I Honors is
recommended for all college bound students who plan to enter a science or a mathematical field of study and for
students planning on taking AP Chemistry and/or the SAT subject matter test in Chemistry. Additional topics will
include the radioactive decay series, intermolecular forces and molecular geometry, hydrocarbons, gas laws,
equilibrium constants, electrochemistry, redox reactions, and reaction kinetics.
Pre-course reading: science fiction novel

Earth Systems
Grade: 11 and 12                 Prerequisite: Physical Science or Chemistry I, and Biology
This course examines the interaction of the atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere to produce earth’s
landscapes, ecology, and resources. Topics of study include earth and life history, plate tectonics and landscape
evolution, hydrology, matter, energy cycles and resources, global heat distribution, climate, weather, and geologic
hazards, with particular emphasis on recent and current events.

Environmental Science
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology l
Environmental Science is designed as an integrated and global approach to science and technology. The concepts
in this course focus on the links between living things, their surroundings, and the total environment of the planet.
The scientific principles and related technology will assist the student in understanding the relationships between
local, national, and global environmental issues. The intent of the course is to help individuals become informed,
get involved, and care for one’s self and the environment. This course is recommended for career tech students.
This course is recommended for students who achieve less than an 80% average in Biology I.

Genetics
Grade Level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Biology l (minimum 80 avg)
Genetics in an upper level science course dealing with both molecular and chromosomal theories of inheritance.
Topics include DNA, protein synthesis, gene regulations, biotechnology, genetic engineering as well as Mendel’s
laws of heredity. This course would be helpful for students with an interest in health related or criminal justice
careers. A strong background in Biology is important.

Human Anatomy/Physiology
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Biology I (minimum avg 80)
This course is designed for the college-bound student who has shown a special interest in human biology. The
structures and functions of the systems of the human body are studied in great detail. This course is recommended
for students who plan to enter training programs for health careers.

Meteorology
Grade Level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Physical Science or Physics and Biology I
This course is a concentrated study of weather and the atmosphere, cloud formation, hurricanes, tornadoes,
thunderstorms, climatology, weather forecasting and tools, drawing isotachs, isobars, and isotherms, frontal
location and accompanying weather, weather maps, atmospheric pollution and weather modification. Students are
expected to participate in an outdoor gathering of weather data on a weekly basis.

Microbiology
Grade level: 11-12                  Prerequisite: Biology
This course integrates the study of microbial physiology, ecology, and genetics while focusing on the impact
microorganisms have on health, agriculture, biotechnology, and the environment. Areas of study include
classification, cellular structure and function, metabolic diversity, microbial genetics and growth, and host-microbe
interactions. Careers related to medicine, health-care, food science and biotechnology will be emphasized. Real life
applications through case studies will concern epidemiology, food preparation, and agriculture.

Oceanography
Grade level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Biology I and Chemistry I
This is a rigorous course in which students must be prepared to read from the college text book that accompanies
the course. This course is designed for the college-bound-student who wants to learn all areas of oceanography.
Student must be prepared to learn about geological, chemical, physical, and biological aspects of oceanography.


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Physics I
Grade Level: 11-12                Prerequisite: minimum 80 average in Algebra II or higher level
                                  mathematics course (Math 3 or Accelerated Math 2)
Physics CP is a rigorous laboratory course that requires strong background in mathematics. This course is
designed for college-bound students. This course is recommended for students who are interested in careers in
the medical field and other sciences. Students who did not take physical science are required to take either
this course or Physics II Honors/Gifted. Topics of study will include kinematics, Newtonian mechanics,
electricity, magnetism, optics, and nuclear physics.

Biology II Honors/Gifted (Advanced Placement Biology’s first semester)
Grade level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: 90 average in Biology I AND enrollment in AP Biology
Biology II Honors/Gifted is the first semester of university level Biology. Biology II H/G is the first semester for the
Advanced Placement Biology curriculum. This course is the prerequisite for AP Biology and is offered only in the
fall. This course is recommended to any motivated college prep student who is interested in earning college
credit for a science course without using HOPE credits. Student interested in majoring in a science or pre-med
should take this course. Topics of study include cytology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, and evolution.
Course work will include the required AP labs as well as other laboratory experiments and exercises. Most
activities will emphasize the material on the AP Biology Exam.

Advanced Placement Biology
Grade Level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Biology II Honors/Gifted
AP Biology is a university level course. The AP Biology curriculum is set up as two semester college courses by
College Board. This course is only offered in the spring. This course is for students who have completed
Biology II Honors/Gifted and wish to earn college credit in a science course without using HOPE credits.
Students interested in majoring in a science or pre-med should take this course. This semester focuses on the
anatomy and physiology of humans, animals, and plants as well as ecology. Course work will include the required
AP labs as well as other laboratory experiments and exercises. Most activities will emphasize the material on the
AP Biology Exam. Most colleges and universities give four to eight credits to students who score between 3 and 5
on the AP Biology examination given in May.

Advanced Placement Chemistry
Grade Level 11-12                   Prerequisite: Alg II or Math 2 and 90 avg in Chem I or 80 in Chem I H/G
Advanced Placement chemistry is the second semester of college level chemistry. Students in such a course
should attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical
problems. The course should contribute to the development of the students’ abilities to think clearly and to express
their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic. The college course in general chemistry differs qualitatively
from the usual first secondary school course in chemistry with respect to the kind of textbook used, the topics
covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations and the mathematical formulation of principles, and the kind of
laboratory work done by students. Additional topics include oxidation-reduction reactions and chemical kinetics and
thermodynamics. Quantitative differences appear in the number of topics treated, the time spent on the course by
students, and the nature and the variety of experiments done in the laboratory. Analyses using Excel and the TI-84
graphing calculator will be performed. A laboratory component is required.

Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: 90 average in Biology, Chemistry (may be co-req)
AP Environmental Science embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study including geology,
biology, chemistry, and geography. The course is designed for students who have successfully completed biology
and chemistry and have strong math skills. This course is designed to provide students with the scientific principles,
concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and
analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these
problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The following themes provide
a foundation: (1) Science is a process; (2) Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes; (3) The Earth itself
is one interconnected system; (4) Humans alter natural systems; (5) Environmental problems have cultural and
social context; and (6) Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems.
This course is recommended for sophomores and juniors interested in taking higher level AP science course as
juniors and seniors.
A/B Block AP Environmental Science               Co-requisite: AP Government


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A/B Block AP Government will be taught in conjunction with AP Environmental Science so that sophomores have a
better opportunity to take AP courses. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days) over two
semesters.

Physics II Honors/Gifted (Advanced Placement Physic B’s first semester)
Grade level: 11-12               Prerequisite: complete trigonometry (Math 4 or acc. Math 3 with a minimum
                                 90 avg in last math and a minimum 90 avg in last CP science
                                 (Physics I is NOT a prerequisite)
Physics II H/G is a challenging and rigorous university level Physics course requiring a strong background in
algebra and a working knowledge of trigonometry. This course is recommended to students who excel in
mathematics and science. Students interested in pursuing careers in a science, engineering and/or medicine
should take this course. This course is only offered in the fall. The focus of the first nine weeks is on Newtonian
Mechanics. The second nine weeks will focus on Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, and Nuclear Physics. This course
is the prerequisite for AP Physics scheduled for spring semester. With these two courses, students will be
prepared to succeed on the AP Physics examination given in May.

Advanced Placement Physics B
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Physics II Honors/Gifted
AP Physics is the second semester of university level Physics. This is an algebra and trigonometry based physic
course that builds on the concepts learned in the prerequisite, Physics II Honors/Gifted. This course is
recommended for students who are interesting in pursuing careers in the sciences and/or medicine. This course is
only offered in the spring. The focus of this semester is Rotational Dynamics, Waves, Sound, Thermodynamics,
Electricity, Magnetism, and Atomic Physics. Students will review concepts learned in the fall throughout the
semester to ensure they are prepared for the AP examination in May. A score of “5” on this exam will grant
students 8 college credits in physics at many universities.

A/B Block Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics                 Co-requisite: AP Calculus AB
Grade level: 12                  Prerequisite: Advanced Math III or trigonometry H/G
This calculus-based physics course is for students interested in majoring in astronomy, mathematics, physics, or
engineering. This is a one semester course on mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion,
work, energy, systems of particles, linear and angular momentum, circular motion, rotation, oscillations and
gravitation. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days) over two semesters.

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                               Social Studies
                         General Plan of Study

 Classes of                                            College
                Transitional      Career Tech                        Honors / Gifted
 2010-2011                                           Preparatory
                                                                      H/G World
                                                                     History and/or
     9          World History     World History      World History
                                                                       AP World
                                                                        History
                 American                             American       H/G American
                                     American
                Government                           Government      Government or
     10                            Government
                 (formerly                            (formerly      AP Govt - US
                                 (formerly Civics)
                  Civics)                              Civics)          Politics

                                                                     H/G US History
     11          US History        US History         US History       or AP US
                                                                        History

                                                                     H/G Economics
     12          Economics         Economics          Economics           or AP
                                                                     Microeconomics

Class of 2012
                  General          Accelerated
 and beyond

                                   H/G World
     9          World History     History or AP
                                  World History

                                 H/G American
                 American        Government or
     10
                Government       AP Govt - US
                                    Politics

                                 H/G US History
     11          US History        or AP US
                                    History

                                 H/G Economics
     12          Economics            or AP
                                 Microeconomics




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                                               Social Studies
World History
Grade Level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
World History provides an in-depth study of world cultures, major ideas, religions, inventions, and people and
events of history from the rise of civilization to the present. This includes a study of famous people who have
helped advance civilization throughout history. Important events concerning advancements in music, art, science,
and architecture are part of the curriculum. Course is offered to all ninth graders and to students in 10-12 building
who need the credit.
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Gifted                             Prerequisite: 90 average in 8 grade social studies and language arts with a
                                   teacher recommendation.
Document based questions and research will be done in addition to the above. This course prepares students for
                                               nd
AP World History, which should be taken 2 semester. Pre-course reading required.

Advanced Placement Human Geography
Grade Level: 9                Prerequisite: None
The purpose of the AP Human Geography course is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and
processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial
concept and landscape use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape
analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the
methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Advanced Placement World History
Grade Level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
AP World history offers motivated students the opportunity to immerse themselves in changes over time that have
resulted in the knitting of the world into a tightly integrated whole. Course conforms to the College Board topics for
Advanced Placement World History and includes study of cultural, political, social and economic history. Stresses
research and writing skills. Outside reading will be required. Pre-course reading required.

American Government
Grade Level: 10                   Prerequisite: none
Course focuses on basic concepts and principles of the American political system and includes the structure and
function of the American system of government, the roles and responsibilities of citizen participation in the political
process, and the relationship of the individual to the law and legal system.
Honors/Gifted                     Prerequisite: 90+ average in World History
Pre-course reading required, as well as a research project on current political events.

Advanced Placement Government – U.S. Politics
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: 90 average World History or Teacher Recommendation
This advance placement government course is intended for students who are interested in political science. The
course is taught on a college level with a college text and college expectations. At the end of this course students
have the opportunity to challenge a nation wide exam that if successful will allow the student college credit for a
history/government requirement.
This course is designed to allow the student to analyze and evaluate the actions, issues and policy decision that
govern the United States today. This goal is realized through the understanding of the origins of our government,
the constitution, federalism and the relationships between the state and federal government. This course is
designed to explore institutions of government, political behavior, voting and elections, and how these topics relate
to public policy. This course satisfies the high school requirement of American Government.
A/B Block AP Government                     Co-requisite: AP Environmental Science
A/B Block AP Government will be taught in conjunction with AP Environmental Science so that sophomores have a
better opportunity to take AP courses. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days) over two
semesters.




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Advanced Placement European History
Grade level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: none, although it is strongly recommended that students have
                                    an 85 or better in previous social studies courses
This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement European History Examination. It
covers intellectual and cultural history, political and diplomatic history and social and economic history of Europe.
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 they live. Without this knowledge, we
would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and
change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual
discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the AP program in
European History are to develop (a) an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European History,
(b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical
understanding in writing. Pre-course reading required.

Constitutional Theory
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: 80 average in American Government
This particular course is an elective offered by the state of Georgia that focuses on the Constitution and our Legal
System. Students will conduct an in-depth study into our Constitution and how the principles that it embodies affect
our world today. Within this class, the We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution Program will be used as a
vehicle to study the Constitution. The program involves a competition held in Atlanta where students will give a
four-minute presentation on a specific area of the Constitution that they have chosen to become an expert in. The
areas are:
          What are the philosophical and historical foundations of the American political system?
          How did the framers create the Constitution?
          How did the values and principles embodied in the Constitution shape American institutions and
             practices?
          How have the protections of the Bill of Rights been developed and expanded?
          What rights does the Bill of Rights protect?
          What are the roles of the citizen in American democracy?
          Students are expected to field questions from a panel of judges on their presentation as well as their
             assigned area. The school whose class scores the highest overall will represent the state of Georgia at
             the National Competition in the spring, which is located in Washington, D.C.
Honors/ Gifted
Summer/ outside reading required, as well as outside research.

United States History
Grade Level: 11
United States History is a study of our nation from the discovery of the New World to the present with an emphasis
on the social, economic, and political changes which have shaped the United States into a world power.
Team US History Co-requisite: American Literature/Composition
Team US History will be taught in conjunction with American Lit/Comp so that interdisciplinary projects may be
facilitated. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block.
Honors/Gifted                    Prerequisite: 90 average in World History and American Government
Summer/ outside reading required, as well as outside research.

Advanced Placement United States History
Grade Level: 11                   Prerequisite: 90 average in World History and American Government
AP US History conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement United States History examination. It
covers discovery and settlement, colonial society, the American Revolution, Constitution and the New Republic,
Age of Jefferson, Nationalism, sectionalism, expansionism, Civil War, reconstruction, industrialization,
Progressives, World War I, the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War through the present. Outside reading
and original research is required. Pre-course reading required.
 AP US History satisfies the high school requirement of US History.
AP US History may be taken by itself or in conjunction with AP Language and Composition on an A/B block.
A/B Block AP US History                   Co-requisite: AP English Language and Composition
A/B Block AP US History will be taught in conjunction with AP Language and Composition so that interdisciplinary
projects may be facilitated. These two courses will be taught on an A/B block (alternating days) over two
semesters.


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Economics
Grade Level: 12
Economics is an in-depth course designed to be taught at a senior level. It is the study of how people satisfy
seemingly unlimited and competing wants with the careful use of scarce resources. It includes the study of
microeconomics, or the behavior and decision making by small units such as individuals and firms, and
macroeconomics, the study of the economy as a whole and decision making by large units such as governments
and unions. The consumer's role in the consumption and production of goods and services is also studied. Effort is
made to relate these concepts to the family situation by showing their effects on society, markets, housing, profits,
and population growth.

Camden County Local Area Studies
Grade 12                       Prerequisite: None
Course investigates the development of Camden County, emphasizing its people, institutions and heritage. Covers
the development of the changing community over time; integrates and reinforces social studies skills.

Comparative Religions
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Grade Level: 11-12                Prerequisite: 10 grade Literature/Composition
Compares major religions of the world; covers ethical-philosophical teachings, historical development, social and
cultural impact on various societies, and commonalties found in all religions. Research term paper and position
papers are required.

Current Issues
Grade Level: 10-12               Prerequisite: None
Analyzes current issues, influences related to these issues, and how decisions are made concerning these issues.
The course integrates and reinforces social studies skills.

Individual and the Law
Grade Level: 11-12               Prerequisite: None
The Individual and the Law covers many of the complex problems faced by the American legal system. Some of
the topics to be studied are Youth and the Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Rights, Trial Procedure,
and Criminal Law.

Psychology
Grade Level: 11-12               Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for the college bound senior who is interested in human growth and development. Areas of
study include perception, nature of learning, personality development, and personality theories.

Sociology
Grade Level: 10-12               Prerequisite: None
Course investigates principles of sociology, the individual in groups, social institutions, social control, and the use of
research methods to examine social problems.

World Geography
Grade Level: 10-12                Prerequisite: None
Investigates regions of the world and how these regions influence the historical, economical, political and cultural
development in an interdependent world. The course Includes geographic concepts, physical phenomena, and the
relationship of people to their environment, as well as environmental issues, and decision-making skills. The course
covers regions, location (position on earth’s surface), place (physical and human characteristics), relationships
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Advanced Placement Microeconomics
Grade level 12                    Prerequisite: at least a 90 in previous Social Studies course and teacher
                                  recommendation.
The purpose of an Advanced Placement course in microeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of
the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and
producers; within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product
markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and
equity in the economy. Throughout the year all economic Georgia Performance Standards will be covered. This
course satisfies the high school requirement of economics. Pre-course reading required.
A/B Block AP Microeconomics                       Co-requisite: AP English Literature
A/B Block AP Microeconomics will be offered on the A/B block with AP English Literature. Each course will meet on
alternate days throughout the school year, two semesters.
A/B Block AP Microeconomics                       Co-requisite: AP Psychology
A/B Block AP Microeconomics will be offered on the A/B block with AP Psychology. Each course will meet on
alternate days throughout the school year, two semesters.

AP Psychology
Grade Level: 12                  Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation                     State Elective
This course is designed for the college bound senior who is interested in human growth and development. Areas of
study include perception, nature of learning, personality development, and personality theories. This is a senior
level elective.
A/B Block AP Psychology                   Co-requisite: AP Microeconomics
A/B Block AP Psychology will be offered on the A/B block with AP Microeconomics. Each course will meet on
alternate days throughout the school year, two semesters.




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                        World Languages
                        General Plan of Study

 Classes of                                           College
                 Transitional     Career Tech                        Honors / Gifted
 2010-2011                                          Preparatory

                                                                     H/G Spanish or
     9          No requirement   No requirement
                                                                     French I and II


                                                      Spanish,       H/G Spanish or
     10                                              French or       French III and
                                                   German I and II        IV

                                                      Spanish,       H/G Spanish or
     11                                              French, or       French V and
                                                     German III            AP


     12


Class of 2012
                   General        Accelerated
 and beyond

                                 H/G Spanish or
     9
                                 French I and II


                                 H/G Spanish or
     10                          French III and
                                      IV

                                 H/G Spanish or
     11                           French V and
                                       AP


     12




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                                           World Languages
For the class of 2012 and beyond, world languages are not a requirement for graduation. Most major universities,
however, still have a language requirement for entry. Students should prepare according to their post-secondary
plans.

World Language Career Pathway

World Languages Level I: French, Spanish, or German
Grade Level 10-12                 Prerequisite: None, although a minimum 80 average is recommended in
                                  previous language arts and math classes.
The Level I language course conforms to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
proficiency guidelines for novice low and novice mid levels. It focuses on the four language skills (speaking,
understanding, reading, and writing) and understanding of the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. It
assumes that the students have minimal or no prior knowledge of the language and culture. Students will focus on
communicating about their immediate world and daily life activities, read material on familiar topics, and write short,
directed compositions. The major means of communication between students and instructors is in the target
language.
Honors/Gifted Level I: Offered in French and Spanish
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Grade Level 9-12                  Prerequisite: Grade of 90 in 9 grade English Literature/Composition AND 90
                                  in math.
The Honors/Gifted Level I includes all of the above but moves at a quicker pace, and requires more in-depth
study. The student will be expected to read and write more complex passages.

World Languages Level II
French, Spanish, or German
Grade Level 10-12                  Prerequisite: Level I in the same language
The Level II language course conforms to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for novice high and intermediate low
levels. It focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in the target language and
understanding of the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. It assumes that the students have
successfully completed a Level I course or are at a novice high or intermediate low level of proficiency. Students
begin to show a greater level of accuracy when using basic language structures, and are exposed to more complex
features of the language. They continue to focus on communicating about their immediate world and daily life
activities, read material on familiar topics, and write short, directed compositions. The major means of
communication between students and instructors will be in the target language.
Honors/Gifted Level II: Offered in French and Spanish
Grade Level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: Grade of 90 in Level I of the same language; OR an 80 in H/G
                                   Level I; OR teacher recommendation
The Honors/Gifted Level II includes all of the above but moves at a quicker pace, and requires more in-depth
study. The student will be expected to read and write more complex passages.

World Languages Level III: French, Spanish, or German
Grade Level 10-12                Prerequisite: Level II in the same language
The Level III language course conforms to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for intermediate mid and high levels. It
focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in the target language and understanding of
the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. Students use basic language structures with accuracy and
recombine learned material to express their thoughts. They are exposed to more complex features of the language,
moving from concrete to abstract concepts. The major means of communication between students and instructors
is in the target language.
Honors/Gifted Level III: Offered in French and Spanish
Grade Level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Grade of 90 in Level II of the same language; OR an 80 in H/G
                                 Level II; OR teacher recommendation
The Honors/Gifted Level III includes all of the above but moves at a quicker pace, and requires more in-depth
study. The student will be expected to read, write, speak, and comprehend at a more advanced level.




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World Languages Level IV: Literature Focus: French or Spanish (Honors/Gifted Only)
Grade Level 10-12                 Prerequisite: Grade of 90 in Level III of the same language; OR an 80 in
                                  H/G Level III; OR teacher recommendation
The Level IV language course conforms to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for intermediate mid and high levels. It
focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in the target language and understanding of
the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. The primary focus is on the literature of the target language.
During this course, most students gain confidence in recombining learned material of the language, creating in the
language to express their own thoughts, interacting with other speakers of the language, understanding oral and
written messages in the foreign language, and making oral and written presentations in the target language. They
are exposed to more complex features of the language, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. Students
are able to understand material presented on a variety of topics related to contemporary events and issues in the
target culture(s). The course is conducted entirely in the target language.

World Languages Level V: Culture and Conversation: French or Spanish (Honors / Gifted Only)
Grade Level 11-12                 Prerequisite: Grade of 80 in H/G Level IV OR teacher recommendation
The Level V language course conforms to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for advanced levels. It focuses on the
continued development of communicative competence in the target language and understanding of the culture(s) of
the people who speak the language. The primary focus is on the study of French or Hispanic Culture, including art,
literature, cultural norms, and music. The course is conducted entirely in the target language and is intended to help
students improve oral proficiency. During this course, most students gain deeper confidence in recombining learned
material of the language, creating in the language to express their own thoughts, interacting with other speakers of
the language, understanding oral and written messages in the foreign language, and making oral and written
presentations in the target language. They are exposed to more complex features of the language, moving from
concrete to more abstract concepts. Students are able to understand material presented on a variety of topics
related to contemporary events and issues in the target culture(s). The Culture and Conversation Course is ideally
taken immediately prior to AP French or Spanish, which allows for continuity of study. It is also suited for those who
want to continue studying a language, but do not wish to take the AP course.

Advanced Placement: World Languages
French or Spanish
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Grade of 90 in Level IV AND teacher recommendation
This level conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement French or Spanish Language
Examination. It follows the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for the advanced plus level. It emphasizes the ability to
comprehend formal and informal spoken French or Spanish, to acquire the vocabulary and grasp of structure to
read newspapers, magazines and French or Spanish literature, to compose expository passages and to speak well.
Level V is not required, but ideally, students will have taken the level V Culture and Conversation course
immediately prior to AP French or Spanish, which allows for continuity of study. The course is conducted entirely in
the target language.




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                 Career Academy and Elective Courses
Career Technical Agricultural Education (CTAE) Courses and Elective Courses
CTAE course pathways are being updated over a three-year phase in period (2008-2010). Many of the names of
the CTAE courses have changed to reflect the updated curriculum. Career Technical pathways consist of a
required three courses plus one additional course in that same career cluster. Some of the career pathways have
been certified by NOCTI. Student certification will be based upon the student’s score on an industry exam taken
after completing all the coursework.


                                         Freshman Academy
Introductory level courses open to ninth graders are available from all Career Academies. Please see the
complete career pathway of courses listed under the respective Career Academy.

Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
Grade Level: 9-11                Prerequisite: None
This introductory course to the Agriscience career pathway highlights agricultural production and research.
Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented with supervised agricultural experiences and leadership
activities and programs.

Beginning Mixed Chorus A and B
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
This class is a singing group giving students an opportunity to enrich their musical talents. Music theory as well as
instruction on vocal production and ear training is emphasized. The chorus is a performing group that will
participate in school concerts. Students are encouraged to enroll in both semesters.

Business Essentials
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course will help students build management skills as they study forms of business ownership, budgeting and
finance, communications, legislation, marketing, and economics. Leadership activities through career student
organizations will help give students a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Computer Applications 1
Grade level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
A foundation course that introduces practical computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets,
database, telecommunications, multimedia, graphics, and emerging technologies. Students practice proper keying
technique while learning Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowing how to use computer applications
software is a basic skill for everyone. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in information technology.
This course may also be taken on-line during the summer credit redemption program.

Computer Applications 2*
Grade level: 9-12                   Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
The goal of this course is to provide students with opportunities to enhance their computer technology, decision-
making, productivity, communications, and problem solving skills. Areas of instruction include advanced computer
applications and integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation
software, as well as the use of emerging technologies. In this course, high school students can acquire advanced
skills required to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Areas of study will also include oral and
written communications and information research for reporting purposes. Competencies for the co-curricular
student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core
employability skills standards and technical skill standards.




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Computing in the Modern World
Grade level: 9-12               Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course provides students with an introduction to computer science and how computers are integrated in
technology and our lives. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of computer operation, networking, and
algorithms in programming.

Concert Band A & B                Student must enroll in both semesters of band.
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Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: 8 grade band and Director's Approval.
Concert band I is offered to freshman and any upper class members that need further preparation for Symphonic
Band (10-12). Concentration is on performance techniques related to field and marching shows, band camp,
parades, indoor concerts, contests and festival competitions, district clinics, and all-state band. Emphasis will be on
individual musicianship and group musicianship through the study of basic fundamental techniques. Emphasis will
also be placed on group and self-discipline. Concert Band II, III, and IV are continuations of the skills developed in
Concert Band I.

Drama Fundamentals
Grade level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
Through the study of theatre, the student will develop skills in communication and performance. Students will study
voice, body and mind as tools of the actor, and will study the basics of theatre history and literature through in-class
preparation of various performance projects. In addition to acting, students will have the opportunity to work in
other areas of the theatre including lighting, sound, make-up, costume, design, etc. Note: This foundations course
serves as a prerequisite to all other Drama courses.

Food, Nutrition and Wellness
Grade level: 9                     Prerequisite: None
Food, Nutrition, and Wellness is an essential course in understanding nutritional needs and food choices for optimal
health of individuals across the lifespan. Basic knowledge and skills necessary to make wise shopping, food
preparation, and life style choices is fundamental to this course, with an emphasis on nutrient content, the
development of chronic diseases, and food safety. This is the initial course offering in the Nutrition and Food
Science Career Pathway. This course is appropriate for students pursuing an interest in any medical field as well as
those interested in careers related to sports and recreation, working with children, food science research and
development, dietetics and nutrition.

Foundations of Engineering and Technology
Grade level: 9-11                  Prerequisite: None
This course allows students to explore various areas of technology. Some of these areas include: Biotechnology,
Construction Technology, Transportation Technology, and Manufacturing Technology. Students will greatly improve
their technological literacy, which is of the utmost importance in today’s work force. These skills will be developed
by performing activities such as web page design, computer aided drafting, digital video production, flight
simulation, graphic design, etc.

Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences
Grade level: 9                      Prerequisite: None
A project based study of individual and family issues. Extensive investigation of careers related to the field of
Family and Consumer Sciences is the basis for instruction. Topics addressed also include goal setting and the
decision making process; individual career exploration and planning; responsibilities as individuals and family
members; communication and interpersonal relationship skills; nutrition and wellness; employability skills;
transferring school skills to life and work; managing personal resources. This course is delivered through the Ninth
Grade Academy and is appropriate for students who have not had exposure to FACS in the middle grades.

Introduction to Engineering, Drawing, and Design
Grade level: 9-11                Prerequisite: None
Presents the international language of lines and symbols related to Mechanical Engineering and Architecture; this
course emphasizes “basic drafting skills”, print reading, sketching, geometric construction, orthographic projection,
and pictorial drafting. The course includes a very limited exposure to Architecture and computer-aided drafting and
design.




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Jazz Dance I
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
This course will introduce basic fundamental dance techniques and vocabulary. Historical and cultural background
will be presented on Jazz and other forms of dance.

Marketing Principles
Grade Level: 9-12                Prerequisite: None
Marketing Principles is the foundational course for all pathways in Marketing Education. Marketing Principles
addresses the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and organizational needs and wants for products and
services. Students develop an understanding of basic marketing concepts and the role of marketing in business.
They develop skills in applying economic concepts to marketing, distribution and logistics, marketing information
management, product/service planning, pricing mixes, promotional strategies, and personal selling. In order to
increase the number of application experiences, students should participate in work-based learning activities and
the student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students.

Occupational Safety and Fundamentals
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
The construction technology core curriculum encompasses the basics and fundamentals of common skills spanning
a variety of construction occupations. These basic skills, including safety, mathematics, hand tools, power tools,
blueprint reading, and basic rigging, are seen as minimally essential to accomplishment of all subsequent more
advanced objectives in the construction curriculum. Upon completion With an 80 or above the student should
receive nationally recognize credentials from NCCER (National Center of Construction Education Research).

Visual Arts/Comprehensive I
Grade level: 9-12                Prerequisite: None
Students will study the fundamentals of design and composition through the techniques of drawing, commercial art,
crafts, and printmaking. Media to be included will be pencil, charcoal, markers, pastels, and pen and ink. Note:
This foundations course serves as a prerequisite to all other Visual Arts courses.
Honors/Gifted                    Prerequisite: Middle School Art teacher recommendation
This course requires students to move at an accelerated learning pace. Basics of Art Criticism, Elements of Art,
Principles of Design and Theories of Art will be covered at the beginning of the course. Projects tend to be self
directed as students will be engaged in independent art project planning and execution. Advanced writing skills will
be essential to complete research driven essays and compositions.




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                   Health & Environmental Science Academy
Agriculture

Agriscience Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Basic Agricultural Science and Technology*
Grade Level: 9-11                Prerequisite: None
This introductory course to the Agriscience career pathway highlights agricultural production and research.
Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented with supervised agricultural experiences and leadership
activities and programs.

Animal Science and Biotechnology*
Grade Level: 10-12          Prerequisite: Biology & Basic Agri Science (for class of 2012 & beyond)

Introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology,
processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented
through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course meets the
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requirement for 3 or 4 year science electives.

Plant Science and Biotechnology*
Grade Level: 10-12           Prerequisite: Biology & Basic Agri Science (for class of 2012 & beyond)

Plant Science introduces scientific theories and principles used in the production and management of agriculture
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plants for food, feed, fiber, environmental protection and aesthetic value. This course meets the requirement for 3
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or 4 year science electives.

Forestry / Natural Resources Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Basic Agricultural Science and Technology*
Grade Level: 9-11                Prerequisite: None
This introductory course to the Agriscience career pathway highlights agricultural production and research.
Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented with supervised agricultural experiences and leadership
activities and programs.

Forest Science*
Grades: 10-12                      Prerequisite: Natural Resources Management
Forest Science provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. This course
covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and
protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest,
employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes.

Wildlife Management*
Grades: 10-12                    Prerequisite: Natural Resources Management
Wildlife Management is designed for students who are interested in learning about conservation and maintenance
of natural resources. This course will include wildlife management, fish management, and current environmental
topics. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and
leadership programs and activities.

Forestry Science II
Grades: 10-12                      Prerequisite: Forest Science
Forestry Science II provides skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. This course covers
establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting
trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing

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multiple-use resource management, keeping records and figuring taxes. Classroom and laboratory activities are
supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Natural Resources Management
Grade Level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Basic Agriscience (for class of 2012 & beyond)
Natural Resources Management is designed for students who are interested in learning about conservation and
maintenance of natural resources. This course will include an introduction to forestry, soil and water conservation,
and current environmental topics.

Plant Science / Horticulture Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Basic Agricultural Science and Technology*
Grade Level: 9-11                Prerequisite: None
This introductory course to the Agriscience career pathway highlights agricultural production and research.
Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented with supervised agricultural experiences and leadership
activities and programs.

General Horticulture and Plant Science*
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Basic Agriscience (for class of 2012 & beyond)
Horticulture is a course for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in exploring careers and developing
competencies in greenhouse management, floriculture, nursery production, landscape design, and related
occupations. This class will be responsible for growing and maintaining seasonal crops in the greenhouse.

Nursery and Landscape*
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Horticulture
Nursery Production and Management introduces systematic cultural practices and business procedures used in
nursery businesses. This class covers the production, marketing, and distribution of landscape plants and related
landscape materials.

Floriculture Production & Management
Grade Level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Horticulture
This course is designed for students interested in studying and developing career skills in all phases of greenhouse
production from utilizing and maintaining the growing of plant structures to selecting and growing a wide range of
potted flowers and bedding plants. This class will be responsible for growing and maintaining seasonal crops in the
greenhouse.


Healthcare Science
Medical Receptionist Certificate offered by Ogeechee Tech
Prerequisite: Introduction to Healthcare Science and Medical Terminology

Legal Aspects of the Medical Office*
Medical Office Procedures*
Medical Insurance Management*
Administrative Practice Management*

Therapeutic Services – Nursing Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Introduction to Healthcare Science*
Grade level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: None
This course introduces health occupations; covers career exploration and post-secondary options, personal
qualities of a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibility, human growth and development, cultural diversity,
geriatric care, infection control, and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation.




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Applications of Therapeutic Services*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Introduction to Healthcare Sciences
Enhances level-one skills; covers structure and function of the human body systems along with diseases and
abnormal conditions, measurement of vital signs, first aid procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
techniques, patient relations, basic nursing skills, and career planning and development.

Nursing Essentials*
Grade level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: 80 average in Applications
Enhances level-two skills; offers a clinical work based experience in a medical or other allied health setting and
prepares students to assist in care of medical patients under the direction of medical staff. Students can earn their
C.N.A. certification at the end of this program. Students will be accepted into this class by teacher approval
following completion of application and an interview. Prior to advisement, applications are available in guidance and
room G-10. Students must provide their own transportation in order to participate in this course.

Nursing Internship
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Nursing Essentials and C.N.A. Certification
Enhances level-three skills; offers opportunity for independent study or specialized clinical or other work-based
experience. Students will be accepted to this class by teacher approval following completion of application.

Sports Medicine+
Grades: 10-12                    Prerequisite: Biology I
This course introduces students to the field of athletic training and sports medicine. It provides students with
practical experiences from dealing with athletes on the field to the world of orthopedic surgery and physical therapy.
Students get hands on experience working with the athletes of CCHS as well as with medical physicians and
physical therapists.

Medical Terminology in Healthcare Systems+
Grade Level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: Healthcare Science Intro & Applications
This course is a working knowledge of the language of medicine is considered critical to the success of the health
care professional. The development of necessary communication and document skill required by the healthcare
industry begins with foundational studies in word origins, abbreviations, and symbols derived from both the Latin
and Greek languages. Word building skills emerge as student’s progress through the more complex medical
English while utilizing correct pronunciation, spelling, and grammatical rule of medical morphemes. Anatomy and
physiology units relate medical terminology to normal growth and development, as well as abnormal
pathophysiology and diagnostics and treatments of each of the body’s systems.

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness+
Grade Level: 11-12                  Prerequisite: Introduction & Applications to Healthcare Science
This course permits students the opportunity to explore the world of pre-hospital emergency care while attaining
skills for dealing with disasters and emergency situations, including but not limited to: Disaster Psychology, Medical
Assistance, Search/Rescue Techniques, and Fire Chemistry. The course culminates with students demonstrating
their skills through participation in a simulated disaster scenario. The students are required to meet both national
and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Upon completion of the
course requirements and the final disaster simulation, students are eligible to obtain certifications in School
Emergency Response Team (TEENSERT), American Heart Associations (AHA) Basic Life Support, and/or
American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid and CPR.

+courses related to career pathway although not a part of the pathway

Nutrition and Food Science Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Food, Nutrition and Wellness*
Grade level: 9                     Prerequisite: None
Food, Nutrition, and Wellness is an essential course in understanding nutritional needs and food choices for optimal
health of individuals across the lifespan. Basic knowledge and skills necessary to make wise shopping, food
preparation, and life style choices is fundamental to this course, with an emphasis on nutrient content, the
development of chronic diseases, and food safety. This is the initial course offering in the Nutrition and Food

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Science Career Pathway. This course is appropriate for students pursuing an interest in any medical field as well as
those interested in careers related to sports and recreation, working with children, food science research and
development, dietetics and nutrition.

Food and Nutrition through the Lifespan* -
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Food, Nutrition and Wellness
This advanced course in Nutrition addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life
cycle: lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood including old age. Emphasis is given to the most
common nutritional concerns, their relationship to food choices and health status, and strategies to enhance well-
being at each stage of the lifecycle. This course provides knowledge for real life and offers students a pathway into
dietetics, nutrition science and consumer food related careers with additional education at the post-secondary level.
This course has been approved by the State Department of Education to meet the fourth science requirement.

Food Science* -
Grade level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Nutrition and Wellness; Chemistry
Food science integrates many branches of science and relies on the application of the rapid advances in
technology to expand and improve the food supply. Students will evaluate the effects of processing, preparation,
and storage on the quality, safety, wholesomeness, and nutritive value of foods. Building on information learned in
Nutrition and Wellness and Chemistry, this course illustrates scientific principles in an applied context, exposing
students to the wonders of the scientific world. Related careers are explored. This course has been approved by
the State Department of Education to meet the fourth science requirement.

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              Engineering and Industrial Technology Academy
Construction

Construction Career Pathway
        Four Courses are required for Pathway completion*

Occupational Safety and Fundamentals*
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
The construction technology core curriculum encompasses the basics and fundamentals of common skills spanning
a variety of construction occupations. These basic skills, including safety, mathematics, hand tools, power tools,
blueprint reading, and basic rigging, are seen as minimally essential to accomplishment of all subsequent more
advanced objectives in the construction curriculum. Upon completion With an 80 or above the student should
receive nationally recognize credentials from NCCER (National Center of Construction Education Research).

Introduction to Construction*
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Occupational Safety
This course and Occupational Safety and Fundamentals are prerequisites to any of the subsequent
Carpentry/Construction classes. Students are encouraged to enroll in both courses the same school year. This
course is designed to acquaint participants with the four major technical occupations that are available in the
building industry (carpentry, electrical, masonry, and plumbing).
*The third and fourth required courses need to be the I and II level of the same building industry.

Carpentry I
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Intro to Construction
This course is designed to allow students to learn safety, tool and equipment, material, handling and storage, floor
and wall framing, drawings and estimating cement and concrete products, site layout.

Carpentry II
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Carpentry I
This course is designed to allow students to learn roof systems, windows, doors, stairs, and exterior finishes.

Masonry I
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Intro to Construction
This course is designed to allow students to learn safety, tool and equipment, materials, handling, storage, drawing
and estimating.

Masonry II
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Masonry I
This course is designed to allow students to learn to install blocks, brick, and concrete flatwork.

Electrical I
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Intro to Construction
This course is designed to allow students to learn safety, tools, equipment, materials, handling, storage, drawing,
estimating and circuiting (raceways, boxes, and conduit).

Electrical II
Grade level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: Electrical I
This course is designed to allow students to learn, basics, in NEC, conductors, installation to code, installation of
fixtures, relationship of voltage, current, and resistance.

Plumbing I
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Intro to Construction
This course is designed to allow students to learn safety, tools, and equipment, materials and handling, storage,
drawing and estimating.


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Plumbing II
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Plumbing I
This course is designed to allow all students to learn DWV systems, water distribution, installation of fixtures and
plumbing codes.

Engineering / Architecture

Engineering, Drawing & Design Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Introduction to Engineering, Drawing, and Design*
Grade level: 9-11                 Prerequisite: None
This is the foundation course that serves as an introduction to the drafting and design field and is a prerequisite to
all other courses in the Engineering Drawing and Design program. Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric
construction, fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting, and multi-view drawings. Students learn drafting
techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided
drafting and design. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in the Georgia’s technical
colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the
postsecondary level. Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting
Association (ADDA). Students who successfully complete this and other drafting courses should be prepared to
take the Drafter Certification Examination from the ADDA. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization,
Skills USA, are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skills
standards. Skills USA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

Architectural Drawing and Design I*
Grade level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering, Drawing, and Design
This course introduces students to the basic terminology, concepts, and principles of architectural design.
Emphasis is placed on house designs, floor plans, roof designs, elevations (interior and exterior), schedules, and
foundations. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s technical colleges, thus
helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the postsecondary level.
Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).
Students who successfully complete this and other drafting courses should be prepared to take the Drafter
Certification Examination from the ADDA. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, Skills USA, are
integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skills standards. Skills USA
activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

Architectural Drawing and Design II*
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Architectural Drawing I
This course builds on the skills developed in Architectural Drawing and Design I. Emphasis is placed on schedules,
plumbing, heating and air, graphic presentations, plot/site plans, specifications, and building estimations. While the
term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used
extensively throughout the course. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s
technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the
postsecondary level. Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting
Association (ADDA). Students who successfully complete this and other drafting courses should be prepared to
take the Drafter Certification Examination from the ADDA. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization,
Skills USA, are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skills
standards. Skills USA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

Engineering Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Foundations of Engineering and Technology*
Grade level: 9-11                           Prerequisite: None
This course allows students to explore various areas of technology. Some of these areas include: Biotechnology,
Construction Technology, Transportation Technology, and Manufacturing Technology. Students will greatly improve
their technological literacy, which is of the utmost importance in today’s work force. These skills will be developed
by performing activities such as web page design, computer aided drafting, digital video production, flight
simulation, graphic design, etc.


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Engineering Concepts*
Grade level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Foundations of Engineering and Technology
Students will have activities, projects, and problems to explore the wide variety of careers in engineering and
technology and examine various technology systems and manufacturing processes. Engineering Concepts is
second course in the engineering pathway. This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of
engineering. Students learn about areas of specialization within engineering and engineering design, and apply
engineering tools and procedures as they complete hands-on instructional activities.

Engineering Applications*
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Engineering Concepts*
This is the third course in the engineering pathway. Students have opportunities to apply engineering design as
they develop a solution for a technological problem. Students use applications of mathematics and science to
predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities with tools, materials, and processes
as they develop a working drawings and prototypes.

Information Technology

Computer Network Systems Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Information Technology Essentials* (Operating Systems Management)
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: None
This course will provide a thorough introduction to commonly available personal computer hardware devices and
various versions of Microsoft Operating Systems. It includes topics on troubleshooting computer hardware and
Operating System faults, the installation of new hardware items and peripheral devices. The course is based on A+
certification tests that document a student’s ability to troubleshoot and repair computer and related equipment
problems.

Information Technology Support* (Networking)
Grade level 10-12                 Prerequisite: Information Essentials
This course uses both a textbook and on-line course materials. Computer hardware knowledge learned in
Operating Systems Management is expected but this focus is towards a specialty in computer networking. This
course is an intensive study in the installation, servicing and repair of personal computers, computer components
and printers. This course is the second of three to prepare an individual for A+ certification.

Networking Systems* (Information Systems Management)
Grade level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: Information Support
This is the third course in a three-part sequence on computer networking preparing an individual for A+
certification. This course used both a textbook and on-line course materials.


Computing Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Computing in the Modern World*
Grade level: 9-12               Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course provides students with an introduction to computer science and how computers are integrated in
technology and our lives. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of computer operation, networking, and
algorithms in programming.

Beginning Programming*
Grade level: 10-12             Prerequisite: Computing in the Modern World
Students will use basic programming techniques to design, implement, and solve simple problems using an object-
oriented programming language. Students will use basic programming techniques to design, implement, and solve
simple problems using an object-oriented programming language (JAVA).




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Intermediate Programming*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Beginning Programming
The goal of this course is to deepen students understanding of computing. Students will learn key concepts of
software engineering, graphical user interface, and user interface design. Students will gain a deeper
understanding of basic data structures and use them to solve more complex problems in a collaborative manner.

Advanced Placement Computer Science
Grade level: 11-12              Prerequisite: Intermediate Programming
This is a College Board course that follows the recommended curriculum to prepare for the Advanced Placement
test in the spring.

Metals Technology

Welding Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Occupational Safety and Fundamentals
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
The construction technology core curriculum encompasses the basics and fundamentals of common skills spanning
a variety of construction occupations. These basic skills, including safety, mathematics, hand tools, power tools,
blueprint reading, and basic rigging, are seen as minimally essential to the accomplishment of all subsequent or
more advanced objectives in the construction curriculum. Upon completion With an 80 or above the student should
receive nationally recognize credentials from NCCER (National Center of Construction Education Research).

Introduction to Metals*
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Occupational Safety
The metals technology curriculum is designed to acquaint students with the three major technical occupations
(welding, sheet metals, and machining) that are available in the metal forming, manufacturing, and
metals/construction industries.

Intermediate Arc Welding Processes I*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Occupational Safety and Introduction to Metals
This course is designed to allow students to master basic welding techniques. Students will identify, rate, select,
and use proper weld techniques to produce quality beads. The student will also properly prepare base metal to
produce good weld quality. As students progress, the course is designed to allow students to master basic welding
techniques such as producing quality fillet welds and advanced metal cutting processes. Students will interpret
welding symbols and use joint fit-up tools to produce quality fillet welds. By the last year, student will be allowed to
master intermediate shielded metal arc welding techniques on groove welds with backing and open V-butt welds.
Also included is the development of skills in reading welding detail drawings and air carbon cutting arc and
gouging.

Advanced Arc Welding Processes I*& II
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Occupational Safety and Introduction to Metals
This course is designed to allow students to master basic welding techniques. Students will identify, rate, select,
and use proper weld techniques to produce quality beads. The student will also properly prepare base metal to
produce good weld quality. As students progress, the course is designed to allow students to master basic welding
techniques such as producing quality fillet welds and advanced metal cutting processes. Students will interpret
welding symbols and use joint fit-up tools to produce quality fillet welds. By the last year, student will be allowed to
master intermediate shielded metal arc welding techniques on groove welds with backing and open V-butt welds.
Also included is the development of skills in reading welding detail drawings and air carbon cutting arc and
gouging.

        Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate offered by Ogeechee Tech


Sheet Metals Career Pathway

Introduction to Metals*
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Occupational Safety
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The metals technology curriculum is designed to acquaint students with the three major technical occupations
(welding, sheet metals, and machining) that are available in the metal forming, manufacturing, and
metals/construction industries.

Foundations of Sheet Metal*
Grade level: 10-12          Prerequisite: Introduction to Metals
This course is designed to allow students to master basic sheet metal techniques. This course includes the
development of skills in basic trade math. Students will identify, rate, select, and use steel and other metals to
develop and fabricate basic sheet metal projects. The course includes the development of skills in basic piping
practices by using fasteners, hangers, and other support systems.

Parallel Line Development*
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Foundations of Sheet Metal
This course is designed to allow students to master basic sheet metal techniques by developing and fabricating
basic sheet metal projects from blueprints and specifications and parallel line development

Intermediate Sheet Metal Trade Techniques
Grade level: 11-12           Prerequisite: Parallel Line Development
This course is designed to allow students to master intermediate sheet metal practices in which they use
advanced math to fabricate sheet metal ducts and roofing flashing. Students will use Sheet Metal and Air
Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) manuals for the standard that their project must
meet. Minimum performance requirements for this course are based on successful student completion
according to the National Center for Construction Education and Research Center (NCCER) Occupation
Standards. Students who successfully complete the course in accordance with the NCCER standards are
eligible for registration with the NCCER National Craft Worker Registry.

Precision Machining Career Pathway

Introduction to Metals*
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Occupational Safety
The metals technology curriculum is designed to acquaint students with the three major technical occupations
(welding, sheet metals, and machining) that are available in the metal forming, manufacturing, and
metals/construction industries.

Basic Machine Tool Operation*
Grade level: 10-12          Prerequisite: Introduction to Metals
This course will provide opportunities for students to acquire introductory skills on the lathe and milling
machine. Course topics include safety, blueprint reading, job planning and management, quality control,
and machinery maintenance.

Intermediate Machine Tool Operation*
Grade level: 10-12          Prerequisite: Introduction to Metals
This course will provide opportunities for students to continue skills development on the lathe and milling
machine. Course topics include safety, blueprint reading, job planning and management, quality control,
and machinery maintenance.

Advanced Machine Tool Operation
Grade level: 11-12         Prerequisite: Introduction to Metals
This course will provide opportunities for students to acquire basic skills on the surface grinder and to
pursue more advanced skills on the lathe and milling machine. Course topics include safety, blueprint
reading, job planning and management, quality control, and career planning. Performance standards for
this course are based on National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) national standards for the
topics of surface grinder, lathe, and milling machine. Students may apply for the following national
credential: NIMS Surface Grinder Level I. Co-curricular activities of Skills USA VICA are incorporated.
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Transportation Logistical Support (Automotive)
Transportation Logistical Support Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Foundations of Transportation and Logistics*
Grade level: 9-12          Prerequisite: none
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the occupations and to develop basic
skills related to the transportation cluster. The course will cover preventive maintenance, small engines,
automotive repairs, and occupational information.

Electrical/Electronic Systems and Design*
Grade level: 10-12       Prerequisite: Foundations of Transportation and Logistics
This course builds a strong knowledge base in electrical systems and electronics; and develops skills to maintain
and repair electronic and electrical systems.

Chassis System and Design*
Grade level: 10-12      Prerequisite: Electrical/Electronic Systems and Design
This Brake & Steering course will help students build a strong scientific knowledge base and develop skills related
to vehicle chassis systems in the logistics and transportation sector. Mastery of these standards through project-
based learning and leadership development activities of the Career and Technical Student Organizations will help
prepare students with a competitive edge for the transportation logistics marketplace.

Engine Performance
Grade level: 11-12       Prerequisite: Chassis System and Design
The course will help students build a strong scientific knowledge base and develop skills related to vehicle engine
performance in the logistics and transportation sector. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning
and leadership development activities of the Career and Technical Student Organizations will help prepare students
with a competitive edge for the transportation logistics marketplace.




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                                          Fine Arts Academy

Band / Music Instrumental Music Pathway
Concert Band A & B                Student must enroll in both semesters of band.
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Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: 8 grade band and Director's Approval.
Concert band I is offered to freshman and any upper class members that need further preparation for Symphonic
Band (10-12). Concentration is on performance techniques related to field and marching shows, band camp,
parades, indoor concerts, contests and festival competitions, district clinics, and all-state band. Emphasis will be on
individual musicianship and group musicianship through the study of basic fundamental techniques. Emphasis will
also be placed on group and self-discipline. Concert Band II, III, and IV are continuations of the skills developed in
Concert Band I.

Symphonic Band A & B            Student must enroll in both semesters of band.
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Director's Approval
Symphonic Band is for the advanced band student. Certain performances will be required; therefore, it is not
recommended that the student enter just to play in class. Activities that may be required are band camp, all
rehearsals, field and marching shows, parades, contests and festival competitions, district clinics, and all-state
band. Emphasis will be on individual musicianship and group musicianship through the study of basic fundamental
techniques. Emphasis will also be placed on self and group discipline. Symphonic Band II and III are continuations
of the skills developed in Symphonic Band I.

Music Theory I
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: None                        Counts as state elective.
Music Theory introduces the fundamentals of organized sound, emphasizes rules of Western music composition,
and offers opportunities to create original works. Students will be required to read, notate, compose, sing, and
listen to music. Computers may be used for composition.

AP Music Theory
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Music Theory I and/or teacher recommendation
AP Music Theory builds upon the coursework of Music Theory I. This course is designed to develop musical skills
that will lead to a thorough understanding of music composition and music theory. Students are prepared to take
the AP® Music Theory Exam when they have completed the course. Computers may be used for composition.


Chorus and Ensemble Vocal Music Pathway
Beginning Mixed Chorus A and B
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
This class is a singing group giving students an opportunity to enrich their musical talents. Music theory as well as
instruction on vocal production and ear training is emphasized. The chorus is a performing group that will
participate in school concerts. Students are encouraged to enroll in both semesters.

Intermediate Women’s Chorus
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: Beginning Mixed or Women’s Chorus,
                                  audition and teacher recommendation.
Intermediate Women’s Chorus offers an opportunity for experienced female singers to further develop their vocal
instruments while rehearsing and performing more advanced choral literature specifically written for women’s
voices. Students enrolled in this course may also have opportunities for representing the school at regional choral
festivals.




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Intermediate Men’s Chorus
Grade level: 9-12                Prerequisite: Beginning Mixed Chorus, audition and teacher
                                 recommendation.
Intermediate Men’s Chorus offers an opportunity for experienced male singers to further develop their vocal
instruments while rehearsing and performing more advanced choral literature specifically written for men’s voices.
Students enrolled in this course may also have opportunities for representing the school at regional choral festivals.

Advanced Mixed Chorus A and B
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Beginning or Intermediate Chorus, audition
                                 and teacher recommendation.
This class reviews and reinforces the music skills taught in the Beginning and Intermediate Choruses with an
emphasis on advanced sight- reading. Students will continue developing their skills in intonation, projection, vocal
production, and musicianship. They will study and perform a variety of choral styles as the students prepare for
certain community events, District Choral Festival, and all concerts. This class is designed for the serious choral
music student with an emphasis on performance. Students are encouraged to enroll in both semesters.

Advanced Choral Ensemble (Mixed)
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Advanced Chorus, audition, teacher recommendation
This class is designed to develop individual and small ensemble performance skills. Emphasis is placed on training
for solos, a cappella ensemble performance, and advanced literature. The students will also combine with the
Advanced Mixed Chorus for concerts and Choral Festival. This class is designed for the very serious music
student, with the primary emphasis on performance. Students are encouraged to enroll in both semesters.

Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Introduction to Culinary Arts*
Grade level: 10-11                Prerequisite: None
Introduction to Culinary Arts is designed to familiarize students about career opportunities & professionalism in the
culinary industry. ServSafe safety & sanitation, kitchen equipment, and proper measuring techniques are heavily
covered. Lab practices parallel class work.

Culinary Arts I*
Grade level: 10-11                Prerequisite: Introduction to Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts I builds upon knowledge learned in the introductory course. The history & cultural development of
various cuisines, front-of-house techniques, and menu planning principles are learned in this course. Lab practices
parallel course work.

Culinary Arts II*
Grade Level: 12                    Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I
Culinary Arts II explores foodservice with particular regard to foodservice & hospitality career options. Another component
covered is the business math and cost control area of foodservice. Higher level kitchen skills are developed in the
lab work that parallels course work. Students in this third level of the pathway should maintain a culinary arts
related part time job to correlate what is learned in the classroom with experience in the industry. Students must
complete an application process prior to enrollment in this course.



Dance Dance Career Pathway

Jazz Dance I
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: None
This course will introduce basic fundamental dance techniques and vocabulary. Historical and cultural background
will be presented on Jazz and other forms of dance.

Jazz Dance II
Grade level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: Jazz Dance I

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This course will introduce intermediate dance technique. Historical and cultural background information will be
presented on legendary Jazz dancers and their techniques will be studies and applied.

Jazz Dance III
Grade level: 9-12                Prerequisite: Jazz Dance II
This course will introduce intermediate dance technique. This course is designed for performance and career
oriented dance students.

Jazz Dance IV
Grade level: 9-12              Prerequisite: Jazz Dance III
This is a performance based course. Emphasis will be placed on choreography and performance.


Drama / Theatre Arts Drama Pathway
Drama Fundamentals
Grade level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
Through the study of theatre, the student will develop skills in communication and performance. Students will study
voice, body and mind as tools of the actor, and will study the basics of theatre history and literature through in-class
preparation of various performance projects. In addition to acting, students will have the opportunity to work in
other areas of the theatre including lighting, sound, make-up, costume, design, etc. Note: This foundations course
serves as a prerequisite to all other Drama courses.

Acting I
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Drama Fundamentals/Drama teacher recommendation
Basic acting theory, analyzing a role, developing a character and exploring the potential of the actor’s imagination,
voice, and body are included in this elective course.

Acting II - IV
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Acting I, II, III, and Drama teacher recommendation
This course will include rudiments of history of drama, creation of characters, and script writing. Students are
encouraged to write, produce, direct, and act in full scale productions.

Advanced Drama I, II, III, IV
Grade Level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Drama Fundamentals with Director’s approval
Students will develop, manage and produce at least two shows per year. Performance tours will include trips to
area schools and the hosting of performances in the CCHS auditorium. Students will take part in all elements of
production, including casting, directing, lighting, sound, scene design and construction, costume design and
construction, make-up, etc. Advanced Drama II - IV enhance level-one skills. An audition/interview is required for
this course.

Technical Theatre and Design I - IV
Grade Level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Drama Fundamentals
Students will develop knowledge and understanding of technical theatre through text study, class projects, and
hands-on experience in lighting, sound, set and costume design and construction, theatrical make-up design and
application, stage property design, and construction, and stage management.

Interior Design

Interior Design Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Foundations of Interior Design*
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: none
Interior Design includes classroom instruction and laboratory experience. It is designed to prepare students to
understand the influences affecting the interior design industry today, and to become aware of the array of career
opportunities in the field. Areas of study include: world of interior design; social, psychological and economic
influences; trends and issues; elements of design; and interior design principles. Competencies for the co-curricular
student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are integral components of both

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the core employability skills standards and the technical skills standards, and FCCLA activities should be
incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

Interior Design Furnishings, Materials, and Components*
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Foundations of Interior Design
The materials and components course is related to interior design and construction and introduces the student to a
wide array of building fixtures, furnishings, and equipment used in the industry. Students will learn to read scaled
floor plans, estimate quality, and understand specifications for residential and commercial products. Knowledge of
current industry standards, correct product applications, and product resource development are important elements
in this course. Students will research career options including educational requirements, salary expectations, and
job demands. Projects will involve individual work, team work, verbal presentations, and application of computer
technology.

Journalism / Writing Journalism Career Pathway
Journalism A
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Language Arts teacher
                                   Recommendation, and 85 or above in English
Explores journalistic writing through analysis of newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines and broadcast
journalism publication; concentrates on purpose, influence and structure and language use. Course includes news
gathering, ethics, copy writing, editing, and revising. Course may include typesetting, circulation, and production as
minor aspects if a publication is produced. A personal interview is done by instructor. Any discipline actions and/or
misuse of journalism privileges will result in removal from the program, at the discretion of the instructor or
Principal.

Journalism B
Grade Level 10-12                   Prerequisite: Journalism A and Instructor recommendation
Course enhances level-one skills in journalistic writing and analysis of print and broadcast publications and offers
in-depth coverage of level-one topics and basic photography skills. Any discipline actions and/or misuse of
journalism privileges will result in removal from the program, at the discretion of the instructor or Principal.

Writer’s Workshop/Magazine
Grade Level: 10-12                Prerequisite: English teacher recommendation
Writer’s Workshop is a comprehensive writing course that exposes the students to myriad theories of composition
techniques. It also offers the students practical experience in working within the framework and conventions of the
many forms of creative writing. Students will then be given the opportunity to experience the many facets of
magazine production.

Writer’s Workshop/Newspaper A and B
Grade 10-12                         Prerequisite: Language Arts’ teacher recommendation
                                    and 85 or above in English
Course explores journalistic writing through the development and publication of the school newspaper. Covers
news gathering, ethics copy writing, editing, revising, and advertising. A personal interview is done by instructor.
Any discipline actions and/or misuse of journalism privileges will result in removal from the program, at the
discretion of the instructor or Principal.


Visual Arts Visual Arts Pathway
Visual Arts/Comprehensive I
Grade level: 9-12                Prerequisite: None
Students will study the fundamentals of design and composition through the techniques of drawing, commercial art,
crafts, and printmaking. Media to be included will be pencil, charcoal, markers, pastels, and pen and ink. Note:
This foundations course serves as a prerequisite to all other Visual Arts courses.
Honors/Gifted                    Prerequisite: Middle School Art teacher recommendation
This course requires students to move at an accelerated learning pace. Basics of Art Criticism, Elements of Art,
Principles of Design and Theories of Art will be covered at the beginning of the course. Projects tend to be self
directed as students will be engaged in independent art project planning and execution. Advanced writing skills will
be essential to complete research driven essays and compositions.
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Visual Arts/Painting I
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Visual Arts I
In painting, students study advanced techniques in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and tempera. Emphasis will be placed
upon individual and small group projects. Historical aspects of various painting styles will also be explored.

Visual Arts/Painting II
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Visual Arts I, Painting I and Art teacher recommendation
Enhances level-one painting skills and offers opportunities to apply painting techniques in a variety of media. This
class emphasizes the concept and development of personal style.

Visual Arts/Sculpture
Grade level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Visual Arts I
In sculpture, students will study various design and compositional principles in various media such as clay, plaster
and wood. Historical aspects of various sculpture styles will also be explored.

Visual Arts/Pottery I
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Visual Arts I and Art teacher recommendation
This course introduces the characteristics of clay and design in clay using various techniques of construction and
decoration. Emphasizes hand building and introduces other forming techniques, surface decoration and glaze
applications.

Visual Arts/Pottery II
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Visual Arts/Pottery I and Art teacher recommendation
This course develops the finer characteristics of clay and design using advanced techniques of construction and
decoration. Emphasizes hand building and other forming techniques, surface decoration and glaze applications.

Visual Arts/Drawing I
Grade level: 9-12                   Prerequisite: Visual Arts I
This course explores a variety of drawing techniques and media: emphasizes developing basic drawing skills and
critical analysis skills for responding to master drawings. Students will also examine solutions to drawing problems
through student drawings and those of other artists.

Visual Arts/Drawing II
Grade level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: Visual Arts I
This course explores a variety of advanced drawing techniques and media: emphasizes upper level drawing skills
and critical analysis skills for responding to master drawings. Students will be required to complete complex two
dimensional projects in a variety of different media.

AP Art History
Grade level: 11-12              Prerequisite: None
This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement History of Art History of Art
Examination. It covers prehistory to Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval,
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Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Mannerist, 17 and 18 century, 19 century, 20 century, and non-
Western art.

AP Studio Art: 3-D design
Grade level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Visual Arts I, Pottery I, Drawing I, and Sculpture I
This course conforms to College Board topics for Advanced Placement Studio Art involving 3-D design elements.
Very difficult assignments in design or sculpture will be worked on outside of class time. Course is a good
preparation for a career in art.




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                           Business Administration Academy
Business & Computer Science
Administrative/ Information Support Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Computer Applications 1*
Grade level: 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
A foundation course that introduces practical computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets,
database, telecommunications, multimedia, graphics, and emerging technologies. Students practice proper keying
technique while learning Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowing how to use computer applications
software is a basic skill for everyone. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in information technology.
This course may also be taken on-line during the summer credit redemption program.

Computer Applications 2*
Grade level: 9-12                   Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
The goal of this course is to provide students with opportunities to enhance their computer technology, decision-
making, productivity, communications, and problem solving skills. Areas of instruction include advanced computer
applications and integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation
software, as well as the use of emerging technologies. In this course, high school students can acquire advanced
skills required to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Areas of study will also include oral and
written communications and information research for reporting purposes. Competencies for the co-curricular
student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core
employability skills standards and technical skill standards.

Business Communications and Presentation*
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of communication skills and current/upcoming
technology and its impact personally and professionally. Competency will be developed in the areas of oral and
written communication, interpersonal skills, and the use of current technology. Competencies in the co-curricular
student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core
employability skills standards and the technical skill standards.

Cooperative Business Education I and II (CBE- Work Study Program)
Grade Level: 11-12                Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
Requirements:
      Students must be on track for graduation.
      Students must be 16 years of age and have achieved Junior or Senior Status
      Students must provide their own transportation to and from school and the workplace
      Students must complete an application process, provide a current resume
      Students must have a favorable interview with the CBE Coordinator and have favorable character
         recommendations from previous/current teachers
      Student absences cannot exceed 13 for the previous school year. (This includes excused and unexcused
         absences/tardies)
      Students must have favorable discipline history for the previous school year. Applicants with more than
         two behavioral referrals resulting in consequences greater than a warning, lunch detention, after school
         detention or Saturday School will not be considered. However, students may agree to be on probationary
         status with the opportunity to re-apply at the end of one semester.
      Students must be enrolled in a work related course and be available to leave campus fourth block to report
         to work.
The objectives for this course are designed is to instill students with the necessary skills to become successful in
the workplace with a focus on the office environment. Project-based and cooperative learning methods of
instructions are utilized. Students will have an opportunity to earn certification in career safety and work readiness.
Topics introduced in this course include but are not limited to:
               Pre-employment Activities (job applications, interview process)
               Telephone Etiquette
               General Clerical Duties
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               Business Presentations
               Customer Service Skills
               Business Etiquette
               Goal Setting
               Personal Finance and Budgeting
               Life after high school
               College preparation activities
Credits: Students enrolled in CBE will earn TWO (2) Business Credits.
         One credit for CBE Class and one Credit for CBE Internship.
    Students enrolled in CBE will have opportunities to participate in job shadow activities and field trips related
         to the world of work.
    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a co-curricular student organization. Students enrolled in
         CBE are expected to participate in FBLA

Financial Management – Accounting Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Principles of Accounting I*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
Accounting I exposes students to basic accounting principles for service and merchandising businesses.
Accounting practices for proprietorships and corporations are examined. Students will analyze business
transactions and financial statements, perform payroll and cash control activities, and evaluate the effect of
transactions on the economic health of a business. Automated accounting software is introduced.

Principles of Accounting II*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting I
Accounting II enhances the skills learned in Accounting I and introduces the new concepts of departmentalized
accounting, corporate accounting, and managerial accounting. Accounting practices for uncollectible accounts,
plant assets, and inventory control systems will be analyzed. Students will learn accounting procedures for
manufacturing businesses and non-profit organizations.

Business Essentials*
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course will help students build management skills as they study forms of business ownership, budgeting and
finance, communications, legislation, marketing, and economics. Leadership activities through career student
organizations will help give students a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Financial Management – Services Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Banking and Investing
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
Students are introduced to the basics of the banking system, bank operating procedures, negotiable instruments,
and the deposit and credit functions of banks. Current issues and future trends in banking are examined. Students
will focus on the importance of investment planning and establishing financial goals. Various investment
instruments will be analyzed and students will formulate investment decisions by comparing and contrasting
investment options.

Business Essentials
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course will help students build management skills as they study forms of business ownership, budgeting and
finance, communications, legislation, marketing, and economics. Leadership activities through career student
organizations will help give students a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Insurance and Risk Management
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
Using project-based instruction, students analyze risk management techniques from the viewpoints of those
employed in the industry as well as from business owners seeking to meet risk management needs. Insurance
products are evaluated in relation to cost and effectiveness. The importance of ethical practices is emphasized.
Business partnerships with risk management companies, guest speakers, field trips, and work-based learning

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activities can be incorporated in this course. Mastery of standards through project-based learning and leadership
development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive
edge for the global marketplace.

Financial Literacy
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course focuses on financial responsibility and real world financial choices. Topics include career decisions,
money management, financial security, credit management, resource management, risk management, and
consumer rights and responsibilities. Students will maintain checking and savings accounts, create budgets, and
evaluate savings and investment options to meet financial goals.

Interactive Media Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Computing in the Modern World*
Grade level: 9-12               Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course provides students with an introduction to computer science and how computers are integrated in
technology and our lives. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of computer operation, networking, and
algorithms in programming.

Fundamentals of Web Design*
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
Students in this course learn how to design Web sites. Included are site planning, page layout, graphic design, and
the use of markup languages. Forms and scripts are used to add interactivity and database access to Web sites.

Advanced Web Design*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Web Design
The goal of this course is to provide students with the study of advanced topics in web design. Upon completion of
this course, students should have a thorough knowledge of all areas of web page design. Topics include the web
development process, advanced layout and design features, advanced study of scripting languages, site
development with HTML editors, and web servers and databases. Students in this class could be involved in
maintenance of school website.

Introduction to Graphics and Design+
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
Students in this course will master the fundamentals of graphic design and production. The goal of the course is to
provide all students with an introduction to the principals of graphic communication and design and its place in the
world. Students will be expected to create professional publications such as: brochures, menus, compact disc
covers, books, magazine covers, labels, and other product designs. The course will be taught using Publisher,
Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
 +related course

Small Business Development Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Business Essentials*
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: Computer Applications 1
This course will help students build management skills as they study forms of business ownership, budgeting and
finance, communications, legislation, marketing, and economics. Leadership activities through career student
organizations will help give students a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Legal Environment of Business*
Grade Level 9-12                  Prerequisite: none
Presents rights and responsibilities in business law and personal law by using application activities to examine
consumer roles, citizen rights/roles, the constitution, U.S. legal system, court procedures, torts, civil justice system,
criminal law, contract law, consumer protection, environmental law, employer-employee relations, insurance, real
property, personal property, wills, estates and forms of business organization. Legal terminology emphasized.




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Entrepreneurship*
Grade Level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: Marketing Principles and teacher recommendation
Entrepreneurship is an imperative component of a strong economy, is based on individuals who are creative
thinkers and risk takers. Therefore, students in this entrepreneurship course focus on recognizing a business
opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity, and operating and maintaining that business.
This course begins by moving students from the typical “what is” educational focus to the “what can be” focus.
Preparation of a business plan allows students to apply the functional areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and
management to the planned business, as well as to the legal and economic environments in which a new venture
operates. In order to increase the number of application experiences, students will participate in work-based
learning activities by assisting in the operation of the school–based enterprise The Wild Way. Membership in the
student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, is required.

Marketing, Sales & Service

Marketing and Management Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Marketing Principles*
Grade Level: 9-12                Prerequisite: None
Marketing Principles is the foundational course for all pathways in Marketing Education. Marketing Principles
addresses the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and organizational needs and wants for products and
services. Students develop an understanding of basic marketing concepts and the role of marketing in business.
They develop skills in applying economic concepts to marketing, distribution and logistics, marketing information
management, product/service planning, pricing mixes, promotional strategies, and personal selling. In order to
increase the number of application experiences, students should participate in work-based learning activities and
the student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students.

Entrepreneurship*
Grade Level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Marketing Principles and teacher recommendation
Entrepreneurship: Building a Business, an imperative component of a strong economy, is based on individuals who
are creative thinkers and risk takers. Therefore, students in this entrepreneurship course focus on recognizing a
business opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity, and operating and maintaining that
business. This course begins by moving students from the typical “what is” educational focus to the “what can be”
focus. Preparation of a business plan allows students to apply the functional areas of accounting, finance,
marketing, and management to the planned business, as well as to the legal and economic environments in which
a new venture operates. In order to increase the number of application experiences, students will participate in
work-based learning activities by assisting in the operation of the school–based enterprise The Wild Way.
Membership in the student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, is required.

Advanced Marketing*
Grade Level: 10-12        Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship and teacher recommendation
Advanced Marketing builds on the principles and concepts taught in Marketing Principles and Entrepreneurship.
Students assume a managerial perspective in applying economic principles in marketing, analyzing operations
needs, examining distribution and financial alternatives, managing marketing information, pricing products and
services, developing product/service planning strategies, promoting products and services, purchasing, and
professional sales. In order to increase the number of application experiences, students will participate in work-
based learning activities by assisting in the operation of the school–based enterprise The Wild Way. Membership
in the student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, is required.

Marketing Research
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Advanced Marketing and teacher recommendation
In this course, high school students will gain an understanding of marketing research and the role it plays in the
field of marketing. By using primary and secondary research, the students will learn the value of knowing the
customer and be able to identify a viable target market. Through the exploration of survey techniques, students will
be aware of different methods of discovering information that is beneficial to the successful implementation of a
marketing plan. By planning and implementing a data collection experiment, students will learn to examine research
design and collection methods, treatments, control groups, experimental units, random assignment and replication,
and the identification of possible sources of bias and placebo effects. Exposure to career possibilities and ethical
issues are also important aspects to this course. In order to increase the number of application experiences,
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students will participate in work-based learning activities by assisting in the operation of the school–based
enterprise The Wild Way. Membership in the student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students,
is required.

International Business and Marketing
Grade Level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: Advanced Marketing and teacher recommendation
International business and marketing will focus on raising awareness of the interrelatedness of one country’s
political policies and economic practices to another; learning to improve international business relations through
appropriate communication strategies; understanding the global business environment and the interconnectedness
of cultural, political, legal, economic, and ethical systems; identifying forms of business ownership and international
business opportunities; exploring basic concepts underlying international finance, management, and trade relations;
and developing an understanding of marketing functions in an international setting. In order to increase the number
of application experiences, students will participate in work-based learning activities by assisting in the operation of
the school–based enterprise The Wild Way. Membership in the student organization, DECA, An Association of
Marketing Students, is required.

Professional Sales and Promotion
Grade level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Advanced Marketing and teacher recommendation
This course focuses on the performance of key responsibilities required in a retail environment. Students develop
skills in pricing, visual merchandising, advertising, special promotions, professional sales, and customer service. In
order to increase the number of application experiences, students will participate in work-based learning activities
by managing the operation of the school–based enterprise The Wild Way. Membership in the student
organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students is required.

Discovering Hospitality and Tourism Marketing+
Grade Level: 10-12                 Prerequisite: Advanced Marketing and teacher recommendation
This course introduces the student to the major segments of the Hotel/Lodging and Travel Tourism industry and the
economic impact the industry has on the local, state, national, and global economy. The products, services, and
packages offered to business and leisure travelers by different types of businesses in the industry are examined.
Utilizing current technology, the internet, and software packages, students develop a tour package and marketing
plan for a selected niche market that incorporates appropriate promotional and pricing strategies that ensure
business profitability. In order to increase the number of application experiences, students will participate in work-
based learning activities by assisting in the operation of the school–based enterprise The Wild Way. Membership
in the student organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, is required.

Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Marketing+
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Advanced Marketing and teacher recommendation
Introduces the marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in amateur or professional
sports or sporting events, entertainment or entertainment events, selling or renting of supplies and equipment
(other than vehicles) used for recreational or sporting purposes, products and services related to hobbies or cultural
events, or businesses primarily engaged in satisfying the desire to make productive or enjoyable use of leisure
time. In order to increase the number of application experiences, students will participate in work-based learning
activities by managing the operation of the school–based enterprise The Wild Way. Membership in the student
organization, DECA, An Association of Marketing Students is required.

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                      Government & Public Services Academy
Law and Justice

Legal Environment of Business+
Grade Level 9-12                  Prerequisite: None
Presents rights and responsibilities in business law and personal law by using application activities to examine
consumer roles, citizen rights/roles, the constitution, U.S. legal system, court procedures, torts, civil justice system,
criminal law, contract law, consumer protection, environmental law, employer-employee relations, insurance, real
property, personal property, wills, estates and forms of business organization. Legal terminology emphasized.
+ related course

Public Safety Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Introduction to Criminal Justice*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: None
This is a comprehensive overview of the three components of the Criminal Justice (CJ) System in the United
States. The course will:
         a) Examine strategies and practices within the CJ System with a focus on the effectiveness, efficiency and
                diversity
         b) Examine careers within the system from leading CJ officials as guest speakers
         c) Enhance oral and written communication skills consistent with the CJ System.
Students should have an arrest and discipline free history/character. All repeat students must have a
recommendation to continue in the cluster.

Introduction to Policing*
Grade level: 10-12               Prerequisite: None
This is a comprehensive presentation of the foundations of policing in the United States today. The course
provides a balanced and up to date overview of the police, what they do, the problems they face, and the many
reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. The course will:
         a) Analyze the foundation of law enforcement to include the history and contemporary police industry.
         b) Examine the effectiveness, efficiency and diversity of the police organization.
         c) Identify past and current strategies and trends of police.
         d) Examine careers within the police from leading officials as guest speakers
         e) Enhance oral and written communication skills consistent with the CJ System
Students should have an arrest and discipline free history/character. All repeat students must have a
recommendation to continue in the cluster.

Crime Scene Investigation*
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice or Policing
This is a comprehensive course on crime scene processing and report writing. This is a challenging class that
requires attention to detail and organizational and writing skills. The course will:
         a) Teach fundamental crime scene processing techniques
         b) Teach collection, packaging, and labeling evidence
         c) Teach photographing and sketching of crime scenes
         d) Teach report writing skills
         e) Examine CSI careers from leading officials as guest speakers
Students should have an arrest and discipline free history/character. All repeat students must have a
recommendation to continue in the cluster.

Criminal Law
Grade level: 10-12                Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice or Policing
Detailed examination of the procedures utilized in the criminal justice system as they relate to criminal law and the
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administration of justice. Emphasis is placed on court decisions involving the 4 , 5 , 6 , 8 , and 14 amendments
to the US Constitution. Students will explore the multidisciplinary aspects of criminal law and gain experience with
the common legal terminology and methods used by professionals in the criminal justice systems. The course will
also enhance critical thinking, research and writing skills on criminal law issues.
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Students should have an arrest and discipline free history/character. All repeat students must have a
recommendation to continue in the cluster.


Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)

Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education*
Grade level: 10-12                  Prerequisite: None
Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education provides students with a foundation for employment in licensed
child care centers, nursery schools, hospitals, group home facilities, children’s homes and other programs
concerned with holistic development of the infant, toddler, preschool child and the primary school-aged child
enrolled in a child care program. Students are taken through an extensive investigation of employment
opportunities in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education. Students begin to develop a portfolio that they will
build throughout this pathway. This course also provides a foundation for advanced study leading to postsecondary
education and careers in related fields. This is the first course in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway
and is offered through the Government, Public& Human Services Academy.

Human Growth and Development for Early Childhood*
Grade level: 11-12                   Prerequisite: Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education
Human Growth and Development for Early Childhood addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors
associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children. Topics
addressed include principles of physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and moral development; human needs across
the ages and stages of childhood; impacts of family and societal crisis on the development of the child; and career
decisions. Project based learning, work-based skills and ethical training (through teacher mentoring) along with
leadership development activities (through co-curricular FCCLA) will provide students with opportunities to continue
building their portfolio. This is the second course in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway and is offered
through the Government, Public & Human Services Academy. Students enrolled in Human Growth and
Development must be able to provide their own transportation and may not be able to participate in after school
activities. Students must complete an application process and be accepted into the work-based learning program
prior to enrollment into this class. (Less than 13 days absent AND tardy—excused and unexcused. Less than 2
discipline referrals—none greater than after school, lunch detention, or Saturday School)

Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child*
Grade level: 12                   Prerequisite: Human Growth & Development Early Childhood
Health Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing
and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. This course addresses professional issues and work ethics;
developmentally appropriate practices; health, safety and nutrition education; certification in CPR/First Aid/Fire
Safety; child abuse and neglect; symptoms and prevention of major childhood illnesses and diseases; and
prevention and control of communicable illnesses. Practical applications through service learning, volunteer
experiences, and internships will be included. The development of an educational portfolio for employment in early
childhood education is required. Mastery of standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and
leadership development activities (through co-curricular FCCLA) will provide students with a competitive edge for
entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice or related occupation: Daycare Operator, Recreation
Leader, Coach, Teacher, Counselor, Education Administrator, Social Worker, Child Advocate etc. This is the third
course in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway and is offered through the Government, Public & Human
Services Academy. Students must be able to provide their own transportation and may not be able to participate in
after school activities. Students must complete an application process prior to enrollment into this class. (Less than
13 days absent AND tardy—excused and unexcused. Less than 2 discipline referrals—none greater than after
school, lunch detention, or Saturday School)

Education & Teaching Career Pathway (*required for pathway completion)
Examining the Teaching Profession*
Grade Level: 11-12          Prerequisite: Intro to Early Childhood Ed or Human Growth & Development
                            16 years of age, application, personal interview, 83 + GPA, and commitment
                            to Teacher Education (College Prep Track)
Requirements:
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           College Prep track with 83+ GPA
           Application, current resume, interview with program coordinator and favorable teacher
            recommendations
           Junior or Senior status only and 16 years of age or older
           Must provide their own transportation to and from school and the worksite
           Absences AND tardiness for the previous school year can not exceed more than 13 excused and
            unexcused
           Applications with two or more behavior referrals resulting in consequences greater than a warning,
            lunch detention, after school detention or Saturday School will not be considered. Applications who do
            not meet the attendance and/or behavior standards will be placed on a probationary plan to be
            reviewed the following semester.

Introduces teaching as an integral part of education; covers operations and behaviors for effective learning and a
variety of teaching strategies. Offers information on field experiences; stresses observing, analyzing and
classifying educational activities and comparing personal traits. Students are encouraged to complete Teacher
Education Internship with the recommendation of the Introduction to Teaching Instructor. Student must be able to
provide his/her own transportation to and from Camden County School sites.


Teaching as a Profession Internship* – Work Experience Cooperative Program
Grade Level: 11-12                  Prerequisite: Examining the Teaching Profession (85% or higher)
          Requirements:
           College Prep track with 83+ GPA
           Application, current resume, interview with program coordinator and favorable teacher
              recommendations
           Junior or Senior status only and 16 years of age or older
           Must provide their own transportation to and from school and the worksite
           Absences AND tardiness for the previous school year can not exceed more than 13 excused and
              unexcused
           Applications with two or more behavior referrals resulting in consequences greater than a warning,
              lunch detention, after school detention or Saturday School will not be considered. Applications who do
              not meet the attendance and/or behavior standards will be placed on a probationary plan to be
              reviewed the following semester.
Credit – One unit per block of work and one unit of related instruction. A cooperative work experience that is
coordinated through the Youth Apprenticeship Program. Teacher Education Internship emphasizes the application
and integration of instructional methods and classroom management techniques. Evaluation based on
individualized training plan jointly monitored by teacher/mentor supervisor and cooperating teacher at a partner
school Experiences include the development of lesson plans, observations, participation and responsibilities
directly related to the role of the classroom teacher. Student must be able to provide his/her own
transportation and may be unable to participate in after school activities.


Navy JROTC
Students must take both semesters of JROTC
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JROTC/Navy I 1 semester            JROTC/Navy II 2 semester
Grade level: 9-12                 Prerequisite: none
This course introduces the history of the military and the U.S. Navy role in defense, beliefs and values in a
democracy, leadership styles and group interactions, communications processes, health, personal hygiene, and
first aid. The course covers the Navy JROTC mission and organization, customs and courtesies, uniform
regulations in regards to wearing of badges and insignia and U.S. Navy policies. Military Drill, team sports and
orientation visits to U.S. Navy ships and military installations are included. Uniforms similar to those worn by the
active Navy are worn once a week and on special occasions.
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JROTC/Navy III 1 semester JROTC/Navy IV 2 semester
Grade level: 10-12              Prerequisite: JROTC/Navy I-II
Enhances level-one skills; covers in-depth topics of citizenship, leadership, communications and health and
hygiene. Introduces map reading and military geography. Military drill, team sports, and orientation visits to U.S.

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Navy ships and military installations are included. Uniforms similar to those worn by the active Navy are worn once
a week and on special occasions.
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JROTC/Navy V 1 semester JROTC/Navy VI 2 semester
Grade level: 11-12                 Prerequisite: JROTC/Navy III-IV
Enhances level-two skills; covers methods to improve leadership, communications and map reading skills. Course
introduces career and vocational options. Military drill, team sports, and orientation visits to U.S. Navy ships and
military installations are included. Uniforms similar to those worn by the active Navy are worn once a week and on
special occasions.
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JROTC/Navy VII 1 semester JROTC/Navy VIII 2 semester
Grade level: 12                     Prerequisite: JROTC/Navy V-VI
Enhances level-three skills; offers options for more in-depth study of previous topics and practice of leadership,
communication, managerial and decision making skills. This course emphasizes career awareness and continuing
education options. Military drill, team sports, and visits to U.S. Navy ships and military installations are included.
Uniforms similar to those worn by the active Navy are worn once a week and on special occasions. Students who
successfully complete a minimum of three years of NJROTC are eligible for advancement to pay-grade E-3
immediately upon successful completion of recruit training in the Army, Navy and Air Force; E-2 in the Marine
Corps.


                                    Cross Academy Electives
Academic Success Skills
Coordinated Career and Academic Education (CCAE)
Grade Level: 11-12      Students will be placed in this class based on past performance.
This course provides laboratory instructional/support for at-risk students. The course covers career development,
communications, computational and employability skills. It is designed to facilitate transition from high school to
post-secondary employment, career opportunities or post-secondary education. Students that have failed any part
of the high school graduation test are encouraged to enroll in CCAE.

Project Success I
Grade Level: 9-10      Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
This course is designed to support at-risk students in a small group environment. The course material is tailored to
specific needs.

Project Success II
Grade Level: 9-12               Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and Project Success I
This course is designed to support at-risk students in a small group environment. The course material is tailored to
specific needs.

PSAT Prep
Grade Level: 9-10               Prerequisite: None
Emphasis will be placed on academic preparation through drill and practice and on transition to higher education
through informal counseling. Critical thinking activities will enrich and broaden the scope of the course beyond the
fundamentals of PSAT concepts.

SAT/ACT Prep
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Grade Level: 11-12.               Prerequisite: Successful completion of 10 grade
                                  Recommended: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
Drawing on a variety of current resources, SAT/ACT Prep is intended to explain what the SAT and ACT are all
about and to give students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with test-style questions. The goal is not to
provide students with a hard-and-fast method for taking the test, but rather to give students the tools to approach
the SAT with confidence and optimism. The course will be team-taught by a pair of teachers dividing the curriculum
into a verbal half and mathematics half. Emphasis will be placed on academic preparation through drill and
practice and on transition to higher education through informal counseling. Critical thinking activities will enrich and
broaden the scope of the course beyond the fundamentals of SAT and ACT concepts.

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Reading I
Grade Level: 9-12                        Prerequisite: none
This course is designed to develop adult literacy. Reading ability and comprehension will be improved enhancing
student lexile scores.

Physical Education
Students may only take one PE class per semester.

Personal Fitness/Health             State mandated course for all ninth grade students
Grade Level: 9-12                   Prerequisite: None
The State of Georgia requires all students to take ½ unit of Personal Fitness and ½ unit of Health. Both are taught
in one semester. Personal Fitness provides instruction in methods to attain a healthy level of physical fitness. The
Health component is designed to help students develop an awareness of safety and healthy lifestyles and methods
of dealing with related emergencies. Included in the health component is the drug and alcohol awareness class
required by the Georgia Highway Patrol before students are eligible to secure their driver's license. The instruction
on human sexuality and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome awareness required by the state of Georgia is also
part of the curriculum. The Personal Fitness component presents students with an opportunity to assess their
fitness level and learn the role that physical activity plays in their lives. Students develop a plan for physical fitness
and learn to participate in activities which can be continued for fitness and recreation. The history, vocabulary,
skills, rules, and regulations of selected sports activities will also be introduced.
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9 PE General Elective                    Does NOT meet state requirement for Personal Fitness/Health
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Grade Level: 9                           Prerequisite: Personal Fitness/Health
Physical Fitness training and team sports offered to ninth graders as a general physical education elective. Ninth
grade student must also take and pass PE Personal Fitness and Health.

Team Sports A and B Boys                     Offered both semesters
Grade Level: 10-12                           Prerequisite: Personal Fitness/Health
Course introduces fundamental skills, strategies, and rules associated with team sports such as basketball,
volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, field hockey, and flag football. Class enhances skills in team sports strategies.

Team Sports A and B Girls                    Offered both semesters
Grade Level: 10-12                           Prerequisite: Personal Fitness/Health
Course introduces fundamental skills, strategies, and rules associated with team sports such as basketball,
volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, field hockey, and flag football. Class enhances skills in team sports strategies.

Introductory Lifetime Sports             Offered 2nd semester only
Grade Level: 9-12                        Prerequisite: Personal Fitness/Health
Course introduces fundamental skills, strategies, and rules associated with lifetime sports such as tennis, bowling,
golf, and racquetball. The emphasis of this class is on tennis.

Aerobics A and B Girls                      Offered both semesters
Grade Level: 10-12                          Prerequisite: Personal Fitness/Health
This class is designed to instruct the student in the basic principles and concepts of aerobic exercise. The course
will include instruction in basic aerobics, step aerobics, other forms of cardiovascular activities, and “tae-bo.” The
goal is for the student to be able to complete a one hour workout with only a short 5 minute break.

PE Weight Training A and B Boys           Offered both semesters
Grade level: 10-12                        Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Weight training is a series of courses designed to assist students in the enhancement of their physical strength.
The program will augment the strength of particular muscle groups, improve body conditioning, reapportion body
measurements, and increase power, coordination, speed and flexibility. Proper weight-lifting techniques and safety
measures will be introduced and a planned program of weight training for the individual will be developed and
implemented.




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PE Ex/Wt Conditioning A and B Girls              Offered both semesters
Grade level: 10-12                               Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Provides safe, effective and physiologically sound ways to manage weight and alter metabolism and body
composition. This course includes an exercise program and weight training techniques.


Work Study
CBE- see Business Administration Academy
Teaching- see Public Services Academy

Diversified Cooperative Training (DCT)
Diversified Cooperative Training Class – (includes class and work experience)
Grade level: 11-12               Prerequisite: Completion of at least one unit of Allied Health Occupations,
                                 Transportation, Construction, Drafting, Family and Consumer Science,
                                 Horticulture, Metals or Technology.
         Requirements:
         Application, current resume, interview with program coordinator and favorable teacher
            recommendations
         Junior or Senior status only and 16 years of age or older
         Must provide their own transportation to and from school and the worksite
         Absences AND tardiness for the previous school year can not exceed more than 13 excused and
            unexcused
         Applications with two or more behavior referrals resulting in consequences greater than a warning,
            lunch detention, after school detention or Saturday School will not be considered. Applications who do
            not meet the attendance and/or behavior standards will be placed on a probationary plan to be
            reviewed the following semester.
         Students must be enrolled in a work related course and be available to leave campus fourth block to
            report to work.

Commitment:
       Participants will earn two credits in a related trade and industrial program for each enrolled semester.
         Therefore the student is aligned to complete an endorsement in their career technical program of study.
       Participants will be limited to no more than two employer training stations (jobs) per year in order to
         build a positive work history.
       Students who fail to maintain program standards can be removed from the work-based learning
         program and risk impacting GPA and graduation.
       Students are required to be employed and work a minimum of fifteen hours per week (a minimum of 10
         of these hours must be served during the week).

Juniors and Seniors must be on track for graduation and be earning a Career Tech Seal in one of the areas listed
above. 16 years of age, Application & Personal Interview. Student must be able to provide his/her own
transportation and will be unable to participate in most after school activities.

Credit – One unit for the D.C.T. Class and one for each block of released work time.

This course is designed to instill in cooperative education students the proper attitudes, values and interpersonal
skills required to make them successful in the world of work. Career exploration will include career search and
assessment, postsecondary planning and financial aid information. Students will also learn the skills necessary for
everyday life functions such as banking procedures, dealing with consumer problems and good communication.
Students must be employed a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Students leave campus to work with partner employers. Students will be evaluated by the employer to earn a grade
for the award of one career technical credit per enrolled block. Evaluation will also be based on the student’s ability
and performance in maintaining employment.




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DCT INTERNSHIP I, II      Work (Includes class and internship/work experience)
Grade Level: 11 - 12             Prerequisite: Completion of at least one unit of Allied Health Occupations,
                                 Transportation, Construction, Drafting, Family and Consumer Science,
                                 Horticulture, Metals or Technology. Must be currently enrolled in DCT.
Juniors and Seniors must be on track for graduation and be earning a Career Tech Seal in one of the areas
listed above. 16 years of age, Application & Personal Interview. Student must be able to provide his/her own
transportation and will be unable to participate in most after school activities.

Students leave campus to work with partner employers. Students must be employed a minimum of fifteen hours
per week, with a minimum of ten of those hours being served during the week. Students will be evaluated by the
employer to earn a grade for the award of a vocational unit. Evaluation will also be based on the student's ability to
maintain employment. While changes in employment may be made, they must be conducted through proper
notification to the employer and with the approval of the instructor.


Youth Apprenticeship (YAP)
Youth Apprenticeship (YAP) I – Work Experience Cooperative Program includes related
                               instruction (prescribed CT class or college instruction) and work experience.
Grade Level: 11-12             Prerequisite: Career Technical Program of Study (minimum of 2-3 CT units in
                               one area). GPA and other requirements are dependent on career area of
                               study, industry specifications and employer requirements.
       Requirements:
        Application, current resume, interview with program coordinator and favorable teacher
          recommendations
        Junior or Senior status only and 16 years of age or older
        Must provide their own transportation to and from school and the worksite
        Absences AND tardiness for the previous school year can not exceed more than 13 excused and
          unexcused
        Applications with two or more behavior referrals resulting in consequences greater than a warning,
          lunch detention, after school detention or Saturday School will not be considered. Applications who do
          not meet the attendance and/or behavior standards will be placed on a probationary plan to be
          reviewed the following semester.

        Commitment:
         Participants will be required to follow a prescribed program of study that aligns their work goals and
           training goals.
         Participants MUST commit to a postsecondary program of study while enrolled in high school
         Participants MUST commit to beginning a 2000 hour work experience to be completed following high
           school graduation.

Applicants must complete an application, personal interview and receive acceptable teacher recommendations.
Student must be prepared to resign from most after school and extracurricular activities.
Credit – One unit per course of related instruction and one unit per block of work not to exceed 4 total credits.

The Youth Apprenticeship Program is a cooperative work program that is designed to provide 2000 hours of work
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experience during the 11 and/or 12 grade(s) and continuing through post-secondary training. Work experience
includes a related training plan and evaluation. The student Parent or guardian, Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator,
sponsoring business, and post-secondary institution sign a training agreement which identifies the necessary
requirements for earning an industry recognized credential in a specific job related field. Upon completion of the
high school program, the student may continue their employment and post secondary program in order to receive
the necessary certification to obtain employment in their chosen career area.



              PLEASE REMEMBER – in order to receive a career technical
              seal you must earn four career technical units, with three units
              being in the same career pathway and one unit in that
              pathway’s career cluster.

              Career technical with Distinction (CT+) requires an 80 or better
              GPA in core courses, plus one state elective and four career
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              technical units, with three being from the same career cluster.
                                                  Glossary
Accel - a joint enrollment program between public schools and public postsecondary institutions wherein a student
enrolls in postsecondary classes and earns Carnegie units of credit that count toward high school graduation
requirements and postsecondary credit hours.

Articulation - A program of study that awards advanced technical credit for certain career technical classes. The
Camden County Board of Education and Coastal Georgia Community College work in partnership to facilitate the
continuous and efficient progress of students from school to the working world. Students who earn at least an 85
average in selected high school courses have the opportunity to take a validation examination and enter Coastal
Georgia Community College/Technical School with advanced credits.

Carnegie unit – one unit of credit awarded for a minimum of 150 clock hours of instruction. In Summer School a
Carnegie Unit is awarded for a minimum of 120 clock hours of instruction.

Certificate of Performance – the certificate awarded to pupils who do not complete all of the criteria for a diploma
but who meet all requirements for attendance and Carnegie units. A student cannot participate in the
graduation ceremony with only a Certificate of Performance.

Core Courses – courses chosen from language arts, mathematics, world languages, science, and social studies
for a high school diploma.

Dual enrollment – an arrangement between a local board of education and a regionally accredited postsecondary
public or private institution wherein a student enrolls in postsecondary classes and earns Carnegie units of credit
that count toward high school graduation requirements and hours for postsecondary credit.

Early admissions – a program in which a high school student enrolls as a full-time postsecondary student and
pursues a postsecondary degree in lieu of a high school diploma.

High School Diploma – the document with appropriate seal(s) awarded to students certifying that they have
satisfied attendance requirements, Carnegie unit requirements, and the state assessment requirements. When a
student has satisfied the educational requirements for the Technology/Career-Preparatory or Technology/Career-
Preparatory with Distinction and/or College Preparatory and/or College Preparatory with Distinction Program(s), the
high school diploma with appropriate seal(s) will be issued in 2009-2011. Only one diploma will be issued in 2012
and beyond.

Postsecondary - any form of study beyond the high school level.

Programs of study – the courses needed to complete the Career Technology preparatory (CT) or the Career
Technology preparatory with Distinction (CT+) and/or the College Preparatory (CP) or the College Preparatory with
Distinction (CP+) requirements for 2009-2011.

Required course - a specific course that each student in a program of study shall pass to graduate from high
school.

Seal - an attachment placed on a high school diploma indicating the successful completion of one or more
programs of study. This seal readily identifies to post-secondary admission counselors that a student has the
required preparation to succeed. (Classes of 2009-2011)

Special Education Diploma – the document awarded to students assigned to a special education program who
have not met the state assessment requirements for graduation or who have not completed all of the requirements
for a high school diploma but who have nevertheless completed their IEP.

State elective- elective course required for the College Prep and Career Technology Prep Distinction Seals. State
electives may be chosen from the following areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, World Languages, Science,
Social Studies, Journalism, Fine Arts (band, chorus, dance, drama, visual arts), and Business Law.


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                   Advanced Placement Courses
  All AP Courses are open to all qualified students from all academies.
   AP Course                      No. of               Replaces Required            Scheduling*
                                  Semesters/Units      HS Course
   AP Art History                 1                    No                           Spring only
   AP Studio Art                  1                    No                           Spring only
   AP Biology                     2                    4th science                  Fall AND Spring
                                                                                    Bio II H/G AND AP Bio
   AP Calculus AB                 1                    4th math                     Fall or Spring or
                                                                                    A/B with AP Physics C
   AP Calculus BC                 1                    4th math                     Spring or
                                                                                    A/B with AP Physics C
   AP Chemistry                   1                    4th science                  Spring only

   AP Computer                    1                    no                           Fall or Spring
   Programming
   AP English Language            1                    American Literature          Fall or Spring or Zero
                                  or ½ + ½             (11th)                       A/B w/ AP US History
   AP English Literature          1                    No                           Spring or A/B
                                  or ½ + ½                                          w/ AP Microeconomics
   AP Environmental               1                    4th science                  Spring or Zero or
   Science                        or ½ + ½                                          A/B w/AP Government
   AP French Language             1                    No                           Spring only
   AP Government &Politics        1                    American Government          Fall or Spring or Zero
                                  or ½ + ½                                          A/B w/AP Environmental
   AP European History            1                    No                           Spring or Zero
   AP Human Geography             1                    No                           Fall or Spring
   AP US History                  1                    US History                   Fall or Spring or Zero
                                  or ½ + ½                                          A/B w/ AP Eng Lang
   AP World History               1                    No                           Fall or Spring or Zero
   AP Microeconomics              1                    Economics                    Fall or Spring or Zero or
                                  or ½ + ½                                          A/B w/ AP Eng Lit or
                                                                                    A/B w/ AP Psychology
   AP Music Theory                1                    No                           Spring only
   AP Physics B                   2                    4th science                  Fall AND Spring
                                                                                    Phys H/G AND AP Phys
   AP Physcis C                   1                    4th science                  A/B with AP Calculus
   AP Psychology                  1                    No                           Fall or Spring or
                                                                                    A/B w/AP Microeconomic
   AP Spanish Language            1                    No                           Spring only
   AP Statistics                  1                    4th math                     Fall or Spring
*A/B Block - means the course will meet every other day throughout the entire school year to earn 1 unit (1/2 each
semester). A second course needs to be scheduled together with the first course on the A/B block and this course
would meet on the alternate day.
Zero Period - a 45 minute period (half of a 90minute block) taught from 7:15am to 8:00am for the entire school year
(fall and spring semester).


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                                Index of Courses
                              Academic Core Subjects
Language Arts p.13
AP English Language/Composition            Multicultural Literature
AP English Literature/Composition          Ninth Grade Literature/Composition
American Literature/Composition            Public Speaking
British Literature/Composition             Speech/ Forensics II
Literature and History of the Bible        Tenth Grade Literature/Composition

Mathematics p.16
AP Calculus AB                             Calculus
AP Calculus BC                             Concepts of Probability and Statistics
AP Statistics                              Euclidean Geometry
Accelerated Math I                         Geometry A and Geometry B
Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry          Math Money Management
Algebra A and Algebra B                    Math I
Algebra II                                 Math I Support
Algebra III                                Statistics

Science p.20
AP Biology and Biology II                  Environmental Science
AP Chemistry                               Genetics
AP Environmental Science                   Human Anatomy/Physiology
AP Physics and Physics II                  Meteorology
Astronomy                                  Microbiology
Biology I                                  Oceanography
Chemistry I                                Physical Science
Earth Systems                              Physics I

Social Studies p.25
AP European History                        Constitutional Theory
AP Human Geography                         Current Issues
AP Government                              Economics
AP Microeconomics                          Individual & the Law
AP Psychology                              Psychology
AP U.S. History                            Sociology
AP World History                           U.S. History
American Government                        World Geography
Camden County Local Area Studies           World History
Comparative Religions

World Languages p.30
AP French                                  German I, II, III
AP Spanish                                 Sign Language I
French I, II, III, IV, V                   Spanish I, II, III, IV, V
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                                 Elective Subjects
Freshman Academy p.33
Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
Beginning Mixed Chorus A & B
Business Essentials
Computer Applications
Computing in the Modern World
Concert Band A & B
Drama Fundamentals
Food, Nutrition, and Wellness
Foundations of Engineering and Technology
Foundations of Family & Consumer Science
Introduction to Engineering, Drawing & Design
Jazz Dance I
Marketing Principles
Occupational Safety and Fundamentals
Visual Arts/ Comprehensive I

Health and Environmental Science Academy p.36
Agriscience Career Pathway                      Plant Science/ Horticulture Career Pathway
 Basic Agricultural Science and Technology*       Basic Agricultural Science and Technology*
 Animal Science & Biotechnology*                  General Horticulture*
 Plant Science & Biotechnology*                   Nursery & Landscape*
                                                  Floriculture
Forestry/ Natural Resources Career Path
 Basic Agricultural Science and Technology*
 Forest Science*
 Wildlife Management*
 Natural Resources Management
 Forestry Science II                            *required for pathway completion

Therapeutic Services- Nursing Pathway           Medical Receptionist Certificate
                                                From Ogeechee Tech
 Introduction to Healthcare Science*              Legal Aspects of the Medical Office*
 Applications of Therapeutic Services*            Medical Office Procedures*
 Nursing Essentials*                              Medical Insurance Management*
 Nursing Internship                               Administrative Practice Management*
 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness+
 Sports Medicine+
 Medical Terminology+
       +related courses not in pathway          *required for pathway completion

Nutrition and Food Science Career Pathway
 Food, Nutrition & Wellness*               Family and Consumer Sciences +
 Food and Nutrition through the Lifespan*- + related course
 Food and Science*-                        - courses to be offered starting 2010-11

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Engineering & Industrial Technology Academy p.40
Construction Career Pathway                  Transportation and Logistics Pathway
 Occupational Safety and Fundamentals          Occupational Safety and Fundamentals
 Introduction to Construction*                 Foundations of Transportation & Logistics*
      And 2 courses in one building system     Electrical/ Electronic Systems & Design*
 Carpentry I & II* or Masonry I & II*          Chassis System & Design*
 Electrical I & II* or Plumbing I & II*        Engine Performance Concepts

Architectural Drawing & Design Pathway       Engineering Career Pathway
 Intro to Engineering, Drawing & Design*      Foundations of Engineering & Technology*
 Architectural Drawing & Design I*            Engineering Concepts*
 Architectural Drawing & Design II*           Engineering Applications*

Computer Networking Career Pathway           Computing Career Pathway
 Information Technology Essentials*           Computing in the Modern World*
 Information Technology Support*              Beginning Programming*
 Networking Systems*                          Intermediate Programming*
                                              AP Computer Programming
*required for pathway completion

Sheet Metals Career Pathway                  Welding Career Pathway
 Introduction to Metals*                      Introduction to Metals*
 Foundation of Sheet Metal*                   Intermediate Arc Welding Processes*
 Parallel Line Development*                   Advanced Arc Welding Processes I*
 Intermediate Sheet Metal Trade Techniques    Advanced Arc Welding Processes II
Precision Machining Career Pathway
 Introduction to Metals*                      Intermediate Machine Tool Operations*
 Basic Machine Tool Operations*               Advanced Machine Tool Operations



Fine Arts Academy p.46
Instrumental Music Pathway                   Vocal Music Pathway
  Concert Band A & B                          Beginning Mixed Chorus A & B
 Symphonic Band A & B                         Intermediate Women’s Chorus
 Music Theory I                               Intermediate Men’s Chorus
 AP Music Theory                              Advanced Mixed Chorus A & B
                                              Advanced Choral Ensemble (Mixed)

Culinary Arts Career Pathway
 Introduction to Culinary Arts*
 Culinary Arts I*
 Culinary Arts II*                           *courses required for pathway completions




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Dance Pathway                                 Drama/ Theatre Arts Pathway
 Jazz Dance I                                  Acting I - IV
 Jazz Dance II                                 Advanced Drama I - IV
 Jazz Dance III                                Drama Fundamentals I - IV
 Jazz Dance IV                                 Technical Theatre and Design I IV

Interior Design Career Pathway                Journalism Pathway
  Introduction to Interior Design*             Journalism A & B
  Interior Design Furnishings, Materials*      Writer’s Workshop/ Newspaper A & B
  Textile Science*-                            Writer’s Workshop/ Magazine
           *required for pathway completion
           -to be added 2010-2011

Visual Arts Pathway
  Visual Arts/ Comprehensive I                 Visual Arts/ Pottery I & II
  Visual Arts/ Drawing I & II                  Visual Arts/ Sculpture
  Visual Arts/ Painting I & II                 AP Art History
                                               AP Studio Art




Business Administration Academy p.51
Computer Systems & Support Pathway            Interactive Media Career Pathway
 Computer Applications 1*                       Computer Applications 1
 Computer Applications 2*                       Computing in the Modern World*
 Business Communication & Presentation*         Fundamentals of Web Design*
 Cooperative Business Education I & II          Advanced Web Design*
                                                Introduction to Graphics and Design+
        *required for path completion             +related course

Financial Management-Accounting Pathway       Financial Management-Services Pathway
  Computer Applications 1                       Computer Applications 1
  Business Essentials*                          Business Essentials*
  Accounting I*                                 Banking and Investing*
  Accounting II*                                Insurance and Risk Management*
         *required for pathway completion       Financial Literacy


Small Business Development Pathway
 Computer Applications 1
 Legal Environment of Business*
 Business Essentials*
 Entrepreneurship*


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Marketing & Management Career Pathway
 Marketing Principles*
 Entrepreneurship*
 Advanced Marketing*
 Marketing Research
 International Business and Marketing
 Professional Sales and Promotion
 Intro to Sports & Entertainment Mktng+
 Discovering Hospitality & Tourism Marketing+
     *required for course completion
     +related courses

Government & Public Services Academy p.56
Law and Justice Career Pathway                 Navy JROTC Pathway
 Introduction to Criminal Justice *             JROTC/Navy I-II
 Introduction to Policing*                      JROTC/Navy III-IV
 Crime Scene Investigation*                     JROTC/Navy V-VI
 Criminal Law                                   JROTC/Navy VII-VIII
Early Childhood Education                      Teaching as a Profession
 Intro to Early Childhood Care and Education*   Examining the Teaching Profession*
 Human Growth & Develop. for Early Childhood*   Contemporary Issues in Education*-
 Health Safety &Nutrition for the Young Child*  Teaching as a Profession Internship*
 Family and Children Services +                   + related course
      *required for pathway completions           -course to be offered in 2010-2011


Cross Academy Electives
Academic Success p.59
Coordinated Career and Academic Ed.
Project Success I & II
PSAT Prep
Reading I
SAT Prep
Physical Education p.60
Aerobics Girls A & B
Introductory Lifetime Sports
Ninth grade PE general
Personal Fitness/ Health
Team Sports Boys A & B
Team Sports Girls A & B
Weight Training Boys A & B
Weight Training & Conditioning Girls A & B

Work Study p.61
Diversified Cooperative Training                     Youth Apprenticeship
Diversified Cooperative Internship I & II
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                              STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS

CCHS will make every attempt to honor student course selections during the registration
process. However, the school reserves the right to cancel or eliminate courses during the school
year. Courses are offered based on student requests (registration) and teacher staffing. If not
enough students register for a course, it will be cancelled. If a course is not available, the
student will be scheduled into the alternate indicated on the registration form. Therefore, it is
imperative that the student and parent carefully choose alternate courses. In addition, the school
administration reserves to right to move students to a different block to balance enrollment
numbers to meet state and local standards.

                         STUDENT SCHEDULE CHANGES 2009-2010

Students and parents are urged to carefully consider their course selections during registration.
Course offerings and teacher assignments are driven by student course requests. The master
schedule is based on these requests.

Any requests for schedule changes for the 2009-2010 school year must be made prior July 18th
2009. CCHS will notify students about specific dates in July that they may come and meet with a
counselor or administrator to address schedule concerns.


Schedule Changes May Be Requested for the following valid reasons:

       Student is dropping an elective to take a required course.
       Student is making up a required course.
       Student is a senior and needs a required course to graduate.
       Student has an open period on schedule.
       Student failed or did not take a prerequisite course.
       Student has failed a previous course under selected teacher/space available.
       Student has a conflict with work/study program.
       Student is registered for a class he/she already passed. (Ex: credit recovery)
       Student needs to modify schedule due to joint enrollment/Accel schedule.
       Administrative/ instructional recommendation.

Please note the following with regard to schedules:

    Choice of teachers cannot be accommodated.
    Choice of lunch periods cannot be accommodated.
    Schedules cannot be altered to accommodate late arrivals or early dismissals.
    Change of course selections may adversely affect graduation status and eligibility status.
    Students must be registered for 8 carnegie units.
    Hardship schedule change requests will be accepted for three days only at the beginning of
    the semester.




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                                    MY FOUR-YEAR PLAN OF STUDY
Choosing a Program of Study is the first step in planning a successful four-year high school career. Programs of Study are
outlines of REQUIRED and ELECTIVE courses needed to pursue student academic and career goals. Academic achievement,
parent and student goals and interests all play major roles in determining the correct Program of Study. All students can
explore career paths in the Programs of Study found at http://www.cgatechprep.com (click on Programs of Study). Below is a
chart in which students may list their course choices for four years of high school. This allows students to see the overall plan
for their high school career.

I am interested in pursuing a career pathway in this Career Academy: ___________________________________________
Career Pathway of Interest: ___________________________

Year entered 9th grade for the first time: ___________________     Number of credits needed to graduate: _______________

Diploma Path: (Circle one only if Class of 2010 or 2011)

                   College Prep        College Prep w/distinct.        Career Tech       Career Tech w/distinct


               NINTH GRADE                                                        TENTH GRADE
BLOCK       Core                       Electives or Core           BLOCK         Core                      Electives or Core


Language                                                           Language
Arts                                                               Arts

Math                                                               Math


Science                                                            Science


Social                                                             Social
Studies                                                            Studies


                   ELEVENTH GRADE                                                 TWELFTH GRADE
BLOCK       Core               Electives or Core                   BLOCK         Core           Electives or Core


Language                                                           Language
Arts                                                               Arts

Math                                                               Math


Science                                                            Science


Social                                                             Social
Studies                                                            Studies

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE NUMBER OF UNITS REQUIRED FOR THE
DIPLOMA PLAN OF STUDY HE OR SHE HAS CHOSEN TO COMPLETE.




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